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?F?*?*0??0 wmefmm ??? ??? PITWE GUARANTEE the Safety of All Money Entrusted to Our Keeping.-^! ??S O-f.0 -? *>+0 ???fr?? f THE MECHANICS' SAVINGS BANK, t ? ?: 0*4-0 ? r* ZU ??? 511 North Third St., Richmond, Va ?? f*?? ?+? ?*??$ ?f?!?? ??f?? ?*?|?? ?**t?*a?? F-fHfla* ?+? ?<f?? ?F? ?4?? ?+? ???:? ??!?? ?*? ?* a ?::??? ??-THE FIDELITY AND CASUALITY COMPANY OF NEW YORK, A MILLION DOLLAR CORPORATION, BACKS OUR GUARANTEE. The Holidays BUT BEST OF ALL, they are the TIMES TO SPEND, Times to Save. ALL OF THE FACILITIES OF OUR PROGRESSIVE BUSI? NESS INSTITUTION ARE YOURS FOR THE ASKING. We will give you Information and will serve you along Business Lines. Begin the NEW YEAR by Opening an Account WITH US. a>*H OrO O?*?? 0*fO c*??.; ? it*?!?? O?*? ?*r? ?*??* ?*M o ?4-0 ?M?? ??NO ?4*? ?4?? ???? m m a ? o ? IR OFFICIALS ARE POLITE, OBLIGING ??? ' LIABLE. WE ! EIN BANKING ONLY ALONG SERVATIVE LINES. OU [CERS *AR] PETENT. OUR SERVICE ?S STRICTLY FIRST CLASS. WE RECEIVE AMOUNTS IX SI F TEN CENTS AND l.-?'WARDS. CHILDREN'S DEPOSITS WILL AND LASS BOOKS ISSUED. INTEREST ALLOWED ON AMOUNTS A< \T ING Si,-. WHEN THEY REMAIN SIXTY PAYS AND OVER. INTEREST l MPUTED DURING THE ?I? JANUARY \xn JULY. WE PI ? TR BANKEB RDER PARTMENT AT THE SERVICE OF THE PUBLIC THE RAT] ? ARE THI ME AS TH< >SE OF? FER] THE I ? IP AT THE MECHA! U?D THEM. WE HAVE FIRE ALARM CARDS THECn RICHMOND, WHICH MAY BE HAP I Till? ASKING. I .DIES CH] S MAY BE OB TAINED FR< >M THE CASHIER. SID >RS Wil? ) CARRY THE \!> OVER THEY ARE FURNISHED l-RKE OF ?..?:. BY SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT WITH OCR NEW G?, mii NATIONAL PARK H. P. JONATHAN, THOMAS H. WYATT, vivi?;- p p1. Do ci r d of Directors: l-AKl.KV, W 1?'. i'.kuiim. l?. G. Va' |fOHN !.. jr.. )orh ? Smith, k. W. Whiting, ?? m, Willi ?.m Ci JOHN MITCHELL, JR , PRESIDENT. J. C BANK, WE WILL ISSUE LETTE! LEDIT FOREIGN COUNTRIES. WE CHAR? ?RE THAN YOU PAY IN NEW York OR LLSKWHKRK. OUR VAULT IS PROVIDED WITH ??? LATEST RGL \R I>; TIME ' IS A FE *Tl " ALL DEP? ISn ADD ? ' 1 'IMS TH WE X< >W AND ! NEED HAVE \'< R FUI PLACE V DR \\Y ' RE !?' CHE? WHERE THE UNITED \R R VTED . ? >F THE VU WILL BE GLADLY GIVEN BY EITHER OUR PR] DENT ? >R IN ! THIS G? D? I] i'AXD ? WRITE USAI H'iotc? ?tecountc? ano Collcctc?. atllboncv ?Loanc? on IRcal Estate. ?????????!??!!?? ? m o ? o o o o o o o ? i ? o ? ?:;> o m o ? o o o o ?:::? ? o o o ? ? ? o o ?:::? ?:::? o ?::. ?::? o o o o ? o o .::? O O O O O O ? O ?:.:? ? ? o o o O ?:.:? ?:> ? o o ? o ? ?::> o ?::? ?4-3 ? I*? ?:::? t-O ?:::? t? ?4-F o: o ???a 0 ..-o ?4-0 ?:::? . O ?4?? c?o ?+? ?+? 0 I ? ?4?? ?+? ?4-0 ?+0 O?-o O?-o Of o ?4*? ??#?? ?+? ?4?? o M 0*4-? o o ? ***7-**?? O o o The Animals At Christmas SAID Santa Ctaua. "Tie Christmas or? (Th* animala looked pleasant). And ?ach ol you will now receive His yearly Chrialmas pr?*a?nl. But I'd he srlad il ?every ?rural ?j'eulj tsrntion ?hit he'd like Ih? Th* Tapir said : "Thai pleases me. I'll s?ste succinctly, ihrrefor*. If I may be so bold snd Ira*? The only thing I car* for Would be thoxc rr. ? tchea en th* shelf. With which I'd like ?o I.?hi myself." Hia wiah was ?ranted Then up spak? A timid little AJder: "Sir. hut a trida it will take To make any Christmas ?ladder; A eist* and pencil, if you pie??.??. Would lei an? da my sums with Th* Reindeer said : "You may beli?*/? I'd be ? happy fellow If I were sure I would recen-e A food sized umberrellow: And also I'd like four golosh? Za snd s rubber mackintosh." The Hg a fountain pen draired ; The Cow tin horns requested ; The Horar. for a new hai acquired. His gre.'.lude attested. The Caterpillar aa.d : "I am Proud ol my caterpillar?liam." So all of ?hem we-r* Say and ?lad. And they were happy, vary ; They liked the pre?? i\ta that the? had And waxed exceeding merry. Dear humana, a? your Christmas fessi*. ?Tray like a leaaon irom the beaats. Caralyn Wells in Reads*. HIS CHRISTMAS SERMON. . Au A*e-ri V? a? > ?* ? ?- ?? Who Tssgbt a ? ursle I unli'lltiiirut. An Kitglir-h clitwgjuiaa tl?*? lares that the 1 -? -M?iiri he ever beard was prr.i- ...?? bj a u??: ..u-and In thi "i.t m*. Uttls parish, under the sweep of th? ?J a, "1 was walking swiftly lioine one night buffet? ed about by th?? gray cloinls of driving rain that me tlen-e sou'wester awept landward frnm Uie sea wlifii a poor, helpless, aged woman asked me for a tritit? for ? night's lodging. "Curates an- .-i:;<;ioae?J always to be1 poor. It was rhristuias time, and I had just parted with my last sixpence at u i m let wh?*re work waa ? eomM n?t leave my stranger iu uie street, ao I asked her to coin?* with ine to my lodgings. al?>ug through the mud with her streaming clothes and clouted bouts, an?l we entered ray little room. My thoughtful landlady bad m a ?le my ta hie ready. A plate of hoi toast was standing In the fender; the kettle sang vociferous!.?, as if Impa? tient to be used; In front of the flre stood my slippers and an easy chslr. *To my surprise, my poor, worn, hag? gard companion raised her dripping bands hihI burnt into tears with tha words, Ob, what luxury!' "That was the best Christmas eer doii I eve:? bearti, end tbe oqJj oo? I .th's ?Corn it. ? li rt ? t m a? a Hi?. ? ? Itnasl*. In ? . tho chil? dren at ChrUtmaa eve begin playing pran; s .?Id m th?*y are aim; drolleries ls that cf d ras na ?nl : sssumsd wild tlieniselves through tl irhood. A? many skin?? as possible aro aja?IllSil. and Iu these th?- ! . Wolree, b-'iirs. osi ;-rk--?*nted. All of the - ither In one party, -ing as brute? forming a train for the escort and dis? play of t: illanilaail compatii* .hers atar tl?? th?? godei of the night by rude atralns tira? ? troni harsh and primi? eri are ??. and In the titful light, opposed by black shadows, the scene is ut once -pic n till V ? 1 I....iK 1.1 tu 1 linai.nnd. What la more touching at the holhlay r*eason thai to ae? an old man ???.-??????? s pi?'.is:i!it siirp: ;-.? for bis aged a ??.?G ter raise money enough ter g!t my wife a ????\? ?? arist mas. sali." sai?i Dacie Ebony to Mr. aeratone. '??.?. I - -? Teat want me to give you Som?? Chete? toilo. uncle, ?-h:" "W ? i: :,-- sab. E ??ought p?-rha? could gli ti?* old lady a Job at washin*. sah!" rhrlalmaa Presenta. Th?? iri-'ing et pres?*iits ?s? ?hristnias day undoubtedly 0*1 igni b? a general klea to ? urry into pra<!. biblical mandat?, "l'?';. M earth: go<?d will tu men." At tirst the great lords ninth' pri '!.?-ir r?-t llUilH, nnd tha M'asoli was jnarke?l by unl TOrsal eliarity. By degr?*?*s the praetl.-e ?? ? "iristimis gi\mg *?|>re:i-l until now every Ixjtlv | or her friends pres? ents. A lle*eli?e- For I'luiu l*n?l?l I ???". Cruinlde a pint ?it M ???It l'Hill?! from the . . ? b>af and poi:: them a cup <>f s.-alded milk; add thre?? ?'ii.trl? is ot I cup of .sugar, a teti>-iitH>ii'u? ?>f salt :i;?<! UH y??lks of four e^'is b?*it?i? together: chop a half ? ? <?f suet and thoroughlj mix with It a ball pound ? .eh of ra taina, cur . :uld a t.'ii?-poonful eaeh of cinnamon and mituieg, a thinl Of a tr.tspooiiful each of ?lu,es and ? and tin* whites of the f.jur eggs Stiffly beaten; *?T\e ? ith hard cauce. Kvriisrairmrnl. Jack (bitterly)- I sappose that young Rlehni.iu win? comes to see you so often will giv?* you such an expensive Christmas gift that y?ui won't want the trifling present I can afford to buy you? Mar ? I think yon had for -?r?-luture f*a**Bta??**aa?a THl^PEOPLE'S REAL ESTATE AND INVESTMENT COMPANY. UIIY Mil (All. <?\ DB1 WIi" ?? ? ntiiiji, When bn.tiii??. \\ Iki? U-mlin?*?? iinnny. \\ lit-u l><>rrovviii<? money. When you want an estate inanrig?*?!, \\ li? 11 j??n liu\?' ????? II??ta(?? f?>r sale, .lu-t ?all G?????? No. ????. J. J. CARTER. President. W. r. DENNY. Secretary. TIT N. 2nd St. A GREAT CUT xzrsr FZEexoEa GOTO Reformers This week for Groceries \Vc Give Full Weight And the Host Quality.. Pure Lard (This wk. only) lb $.09 Dunlop Flour, ek.32 liest Cofftse. lb.15 Tea (Excellent quality) lb.. .35 Sugar (Pure American) lb.. .05 Ilaking Powders, per box. . . .04 Lump Starch, lb.04 Package -tarch 3pkgs.10 Apple Butter (2% lb cans) per can .07 Canned Beans (lOct size) per can.05 ;Mne per pkg.04 Flavoring Extracts per bottle .03 If?c^All Goods Delivered Promptly. Give Us Your Patronage. 1Rcformcr?, Store 6th and Clay Street. Palone, 1299. 'Phone ao48 111 W Leigh St John H. Braxton REAL ESTATE & LOANS Private Barker and Broker U-aana negotiated on Real Enlate, I ? tere? t allowed on Depeeit?, Ketaio? niauaged, Rent o?U?x?ted and prompt retama *?r?*<x;ui1~KueiH??ij? to repair?. Notary With ?Seal. Working PeopI?*?' Friend. The Union Magazine. Tho Working Peoples friend ? cents a month. G>0 <? nts a year and the Richmond Plan? et $1.50 a year. Special offer. Both for 11.16 a yoar. Son.l ficta In stamps for sample copy of each. The Afro-American New* Co. 439 W. 35th St.. New York City BOARDING & LODGING Rates Reasonable. All the Comfort? ?> ?a of Home ?*?, ?p Order? received by letter or telegraph. MKS. HOOK F K l.EFTWHH, pkoprietkks**. SI,i ?.?nil St., Kit-.iiu.md. Va. FIRST CLASS ???????? S? JOSHUA BANKS & SONS Kv?ry Facility Conaietent With Fine Catering. Special Attention Paid to Stoppers, Balls. Installations -and Smokers ON TH?, SHORTEST NOTICI?.. Address all communlr-atlcma to 1 I.IM L, l.WKS, AU N. Third St., lleslden. ??. 1.112 V. i?t?tii St. Kit h tuend, V'a. "THE ECONOMY," 803 snd Ml 1. 3rd St., Fine Tailoring, CLEANING, DYEING, .. AND REPAIRING TURNER & WHITE, PROPRIETORS. "Help Want.?1-Mah* nini l.ni.ib- .'* Tra intry help a; Call or ? 1011 .-.gton. 1) J. T. C. NIIWSOM. G Kit IPIilMI MIPK'.lh ?i'Ol.1.1 < 11.. K m E. B?ker Street, Kl? IIM(IM), YIIU.lNI.. Chartered June 14, 1905. C ucational. The only Colored ??1 !:i Virginia f.ir a thorouKh course In Medicine. Dentistry and Than: don: 190S?190? I Of. *?, 1905. For further Information, write. J. ALEX. LEWIS, ?. ?., Secretary. N. WINSTON, Confectioner ICE-CREAM, any shape and style, public and private r? ns. entertainments and ; furnished on short notio Fruits and Delicacies. Tobacco and Ciftars. AVCTUD?**! f? EVBRY STYLE. Pr?vate U I 01 DRJ f"teKal Attention Given to Ta I l??t Drinks, Etc., Etc. Open l'util One tly. '*'"""----t? WINSTON'S, 537 Brook Ave. ftnigbts of l^?tbtas, ?. ?., S. ?., ?. ?., ?. AND ?. This organization is oik- of tlie most powerful in the country and'its pro^n.?:-s has been phenominal. The Grand I.? dge of Virginia has juris? diction over all of the cities and counties in this state. Thirty mi required to otganize a new lodge. The benefits pai ititntc one of its strongest features, but the principi. greater than anything else. Founded on Friendship, based on Charity and lished on Be nevolence, the respectable, uprightpeople of the state will find it an order worthy of their heartiest support, It pays an endowment and burial 1 ?.?? for all ages. It pays 54.00 per week sick dues. The badge costing 75 cents each is the only absolutely necessary regalia. For information concerning the ./aiti?.? of lodges, apply at the main office. The Courts of Calanthe Is the Female Department of tlie Order. It requires a me ol thirty persons to organize a court. Its nielliti?, is are pledged to exhibit Fidelity, exert .many and pro\e Love one fur the other. It pays an endowment and burial benefit of $150.00. It pays $.> 00 per ?reek siek dues. The only expense for regalia is the cost of the badge, 5e? nd ette, costing 2? cents for funeral occasions. THE BANDS OF CALANTHE or Children's Department ?also con? stitutes a feature and persons cannot do better than to enter tlie little ones into this circle. The expense is nominal and the benefits all that could be expected. It $1.00 to $1.50 sick dues and death Ixeuefits of 1 1 >.o*9 to $40.00. It you I. Pythian Lodge or Court or Band in your neighborlnxx1 orgrnize one. For all information concerning the Children's Department addre* Mrs. Anna Taylor, \V. M., 120 W. Hill ?St., Richmond, Va. For all informatiou concerning special rates of JOHN MITCHELL, JR., membership in the lodges and courts, address 311 N. 4th St., Richmond.JVa.