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THE WAR OF THE
COAL AGENCIES Strong Competition for Control of W Va. OutDut. RESTS WITH MINING COMPANIES A Nc*? Agency Docs Not Seem lo Have Got. len Control of AH the Output. Earnings oi lhc Chesapeake and Ohio-Railroad Notes. There may be something of a war be? tween rival <.1 companies for the con? tici o? G,?.?? ectimi O? Un?. Kanawha and ?? w River fields. Indeed, it looks as (.hough th<? war is on. The contest is between the old Chesa? peake and Ohio Agency Company and tho new company, known as the Now River and Kanawha Coal Company. The first named company has for years lieen handling the output of these mines on commission. Recently, the New River and Kanawha Coal Company, Mr. .1. li. Warden, manager, was formed lor the purpose of handling the output of those mines. Mr. J. Fred. Effingcr, of Staun ton. w.is made the New York agent. A i ircular was issued under date of Feb? ruary 19. announcing that the new com? pany would handle the Output of the folio-wing mines then controlled by the Chesapeake and Ohio Coal Agency Company, tho Chesapeake and Ohio < ? -ii I mid Coke Company, and the Kan? awha Fuel Company: New River District?Alaska Coal and Coke Company. Balllnger <'"al and Coke Company, Beechwood Coal and Coke Company. Illume Coal and Coke Com pany. Boone Coal and Coke Company, Brooklyn Coal Company, Brown Coal Company, Central Coal Company. Coit ?'??al an'! Coke Company, Collins Colliery Company. Cunard Coal Company, Fin Creek Coal and Coke Company, Green? wood Coal Company, Laurel Creek ('n:ii Company, Nuttallburg Coal and Coke Company, Quinnamont Coal Company, K-'d Ash Coal Company, Robins Coal Company, Rothwell Coal Company, Royal Coke and Coal Company, Rash Run Coal and Coke Company. Smokeless <"o;il Company, Su;i Coal and Coke Company. Thurmond Coal Company, Turkey Ivnob Coal Company, Alight <??>:. 1 and Coke Company. Kanawha District?Belmont Coal Com? pany. .1. F. Burdett, Carver Bros., Chesa? peake Mining Company, Coalburg Coll? iery Company. Davis-Gordon Company, Groat Kanawha Colliery Company, Ltd., ??. n. Johnson. Mecca Coal and Coke Company. Montgomery Coal Company, St. Clair Company. ii was stated in tlie circular that the new company would have an annual ca? pacity of "'.- ?'."?"' tons of coal and 400,000 ions of coke. Shipments were to begin April 1st. Soon after this circular was issued the Chesapeake and Ohio Coal Agency Com? pany, of this city, Mr. J. W. Hopkins. manager, announced that it would con? tinue to handle the output of mines in ihe West Virginia fields. It appears that all the companies expected to allow? the new agency to handle their output did noi make "he'ehange. Tho Chesapeake and Ohio C ?? Agency Company a day or two after Uie new company's circular was issued, sent out a notice, which was published in The Times, that it would continue to do business at the old stand, and with ihr? sam?? mines as" formerly. All of which would seem to indicate tliat there is to bo lively competition for the control of the output of the coal mines of the Kanawha and Now River ri^lds. The operator will not. kick, as he tees in sight lower -commissions for handling his coal. Th<-? popular impression that th*-? Chesa? peake and Ohio Railway Company and the Chesapeake and Ohio Coal Agency Company are allied is positively denied. The similarity of names, the fact that the Chesapeake and Ohio Road runs the entire length of the Kanawha and Xew River field, and the further fact that Mr. James W. Hopkins, of this city, general agent of the company, was formerly'an official of the Chesapeake and Ohio Rail? way have combined to create this im? pression. The Chesapeake ar.d Ohio has within the past eighteen months become one of the great coal carrying roads of the United States. The receipts for coal traf? fic for tlie third week ol February this >?-ar were more than than double those o? last year. The following comparative statement of actual earnings and expenses of the : Chesapeake and Ohio for the month of January was issued yesterday: Earnings: ?19G1.- -3900. Freight .? :'s:'.277 S'i $ svi.oc, -y, Passenger . 191,15** 31 Express . 12.(;s:> 'S ?.??? . 29.364 47 Miscellaneous .. 5.S14 Cl Total .$1,?*2S/199 S7 *-l,l?l,2'9 50 Expenses: Maint, wa structure ? 22G.3S9 OS Maint, equip. 229,610 20 217.7S2 49 Conduct, transp. -i.;^.^i7 :>s 414,982 Si General . 20.169 40 21,274*37 'laXt"s . 30.783 7-! 30,760 70 Tolal .S S59.69551 S ffll,390 52 Xct earnings: Earnings. 7 mos.**9.?S5.1C4 ."? i-.'xp. l'or 7 mos.. 5.724,7?" :,'.< Net earnings for ? months.?S.460.407 ?S $2.705.393 47 It is rumo;?-.! that Changes will occur in *.h?? medianica] department of the Atlan? ti?? Coast Line Rallro:id. From what can ' ?? learned, it is understood that Mr. G. H. Symington, sup? rintendent of motive- ower of the Coast Line, with headquarters in Wilmington, will resign that position. mechanical circ.? > and has been with the t'ea:-t Line for some years. The Chesapeake and < ?In.; Railway will handle ni" detachment o? native l'orto Rican troops brought t?. u?s country t?. participate Iu the inaugural parade In Washington next .Monday. The troops ur<- expected to arrive at Newport News Saturday and will ho taken t.? Washing- i ton on a special train. Mr. stu?sis G. Bates has been elected vice-president and general manager of th<- Eastern Kentucky Railroad succeed? ing Mr. ?. w. Bales, deceased. The of? fice of general freight agent is abolished. The Chesapeake and Ohio handled aspe i ..<? car of Insane soldiers en route from Danville. UL. to Washington yesterday. C J. Phillips, generai arem o? the Ban gor and Portland Division ol the ?Lacka? wanna Railroad, has been appointed su Headache, biliotisnes.-, heartburn, indi K??tion, aud all Hvcr ills are cured by Hood's Pfflls ?9i& by ali drussi3ta. 25 cent*' " CORRECT DRESS FOR MEN AND BOYS." ?RE YOU GOING TO THE INAUGURATION? Is your wardrobe complete? Any deficiency in your Full-Dress Apparel? If so, we can supply you with either?Coat, Vest Trousers, Linen, or Gloves?only the ri?jht kind, of course. Our New Spring Top-Coats are here, too. You will find one very necessary. ENTIRE BUILD?NG-1005 E. MAIN STREET-OPPOSITE POSTOFFICE. perintendcnt ?G the Buffalo Division o? the sime road, with office at Buffalo. Mr. Phillips takes tho place made vacant by the resignation of Robert Dudgeon. H. II. ?Shepard, superintendent of the Unadilla j Valley Railway, has''been appointed su? perintendent of the Bangor and Portland ?Division, with office at Bangor, Pa. Both j 'appointments are effective March 1st. THE PRIMACY OF PETER. This llie Theme of Dr. McKim's Address Last Night. In his address at St. Paul's Church yes? terday evening Dr. Me Kim took for his j subject the primacy of the. Apostle Peter and the. doctrine of Fapal infallibility. I He said: j Four or five years ago tho revered Pontiff Pope Leo X11I. addressed to all j of the peoples of the Christian world an . appeal for Christian unity, which was to be accomplished by all Christians sub? mitting to the authority of the Pope, and | that the Pope bad based the claim upon | the words of Christ, "Thou art Peter, and | upon this rock will I build my church." Dr MeKim said there was no evidence in the New Testament that St. e-eter ?had j . ver exorcised the supreme powers and prerogatives which it was claimed were conferred upon him. Dr. MeKim declared, that the Roman j interpretation of this passage was not j sustained by the writings of the ancient Fathers, and quoted numerous passages | from St. Chrysostom. St. Augustine and j others. lie quoted also a speech delivered at the Vatican Council by Archbishop Kendrlck, of St. Louis, showing. First?That if we are bound to follow the greater number of the Fathers in the interpretation of this passage, then we are bound to hold it certain that by the rock we ought to understand, not Peter, but the faith professed by Peter; and Second?That no argument at all. or al least no probable orgument, can be de? rived in support of the primacy of Peter from the v.-ords "Upon this rock will I build my church." Archbishop KendricJ showed that forty-four out of eighty-five Fathers examined, among them one of the Popes?Leo the Groat?deny that Po tor was the rock, while only seventeei hold that he was the rock, and finally that since Roman Catholics arc bound t? accept no interpretation of Scripture that is not supported by the unanimous con sent of the Father?, they cannot con sistently build the primacy of Peter upon this uassago. Dr. MeKim argued that if it could b' shown that Peter was the rock on which Christ built his church, the Roman clairr would not be established until it had als? been pro\-ed: that in building his church upon Peter, Christ made him the suprem' head and ruler of tho church; that thes< powers of jurisdiction and govcrnmeir were transmitted to the successors of S? Peter, and that St. Peter was the Bishop of Rome, and the Popes were his succes? sors; but the speaker denied that these propositions could be established, either from the Scriptures or from the writings of the Fathers of the first four centuries. It was not denied, however, that Peter had a certain primacy among the Apos? tles. He was their leader, their spokes? man and representative, to whom was given tho great privilege of first opening the doors of the Christian Church to ihe Jews on the Day of Pentieost and to the Gentiles in the case of Cornelius and his friends. Dr. MeKim then said that in the eariy chureh the primacy of honor was yielded to the Bishop of Rome, not because he j was the successor of St. Peter, but be? cause of the imperial dignity of the city of Rome. But that this supremacy did not carry with it any concession of uni? versal jurisdiction or supreme authority, much less, of papal infallibility. This was support ed by quotations from ancient Councils and from several of the ancient Fathers. Discussing the dogma of papal infalli? bility Dr. MeKim stated that it was strenuously opposed by many of ihe most illustrious and learned prelates and scholars of tho Roman Communion, among whom was John Henry Newman, Who thought it would be "most difficult to maintain logically in the face of his? torical facts." It was pointed out that in regard to papa! infallibility there is no authority to decido when the Pope speaks ex-cathedra. The uncertainty as .... where infallibility reposed has simply given place to uncertainty in a new forn?. viz: When is this infallible voice heard and how may-it be recognized? It results, said Dr. MeKim. that the Roman Catholic is no better off than his Protestant neighbor, who builds his faith on the infallible voice which speaks from the Holy Scriptures. Cardinal Manning hold one view. Cardinal Newman held a diametrically opposite view as to whether Pius IX. was speaking infallibly when he put forth the famous Syllabus in JSO-I. How vain, said Dr. MeKim, is the hope that in submitting to it men secure abso? lute certainty of belief: THE FREE DELIVERY. Many Country People lo Get Mail at Their Doors. Throe rural postal free delivery routes win be inaugurated to-day. They will be known as the Seven Pines, Cold Harbor aad Ridge Church routes. Messrs. Fussell, Kcllam and Cordar. will he the curriers. Their appointments vv r< made upon the recommendation oc Representative Lamb some time ase. The peonie who reside from ten to twenty miles from Richmond along the routes mentioned will get their mail delivered at their residences once every day. Tiie carrier will also take tin let? ters and packages to be mailed. Those routes are in the nature of un experiment. If the service should prove what it is expected it will be. u,o rural free delivery system will be further ex? tended. Robert Taylor, the old colored -man, who. as subcontractor, has for some time carried the mail between Richmond and Seven Pines, made his last trip yesterday. Leigh-Street's Home Department. The home department of Leigh-Street Baptist Church will inaugurate its series ot public loeiutvs to-night at S:15 o'clock, with a lecture by Professor s! ?'. Mitchell, of Richmond College, on "Socrates." The public is very cordially invited to Leigh-Street Church on this oc? casion. There is to bo no charge for ad? mission -and no collection. This department of Leigh-Street Church has been organized for the purpose cf making an attractive and helpful church homo for the people of its community. The church is to be open to the publie ovory evening during tho week. A read ing-room with ihe daily newspapers of Richmond, Washington and New York and the current magazines and its hobies are to be one of its features. Aiso a dally circulating library will be provided. An in? dustrial school and girl's elub is to be instituted for the benefit of the women. There will also be established an em? ployment bureau to aid those out of work in securing positions. By these and other means, the church hopes to become a pure and practical influence in the every-day lives of the people of its neighborhood. NEWS OF BARTON HEIGHTS. Rev. Mr. Squires Accepts a Pastorale at Bris low? Hersonals. Rev. W. li. T. Squires, pastor of the ! Overbrook Presbyterian Church, and who ! received a call to the Second Presbyte? rian Church, of Bristow, \'a.. after pray? erful thought and prolonged considera? tion, has accepted. His resignation has been given to the members of his pres? ent charge, to take effect the 1st of May, and he will assume his new duties the second Sunday in May. The Overbrook Presbyterian Church is a comparatively new church. It was started in a little store, and under tho ad? ministration of Mr. Squires they now have a beautiful chapel on Roberts Street, between North and Virginia Avenue. Dr. W. W. Moore, who has been travel? ing the South, collecting the $200,000 for tho endowment fund of tho Union Theo? logical Seminary, is reported as being quite sick at Saiem, N. C. When last heard from he was doing very nicely. Rev. R. H. Pitt and son, Robert Pitt, have returned fo their home on Lamb Avenue, after a. short pleasure trip to Washington, D. C. Captain F. H. Lea. freight agent of tho Southern Railway Company, has re? turned from Atlanta. Ga.. where he at? tended a mooting of the Executive Com -nittee of the Southern Railway Agents^ Association. Mr. A. P.. Hayer, who has been a coh iactor on tho Lakeside Line, has resign d his position with the Richmond Pas ?enger and Power Company to accept one if ???. character with the Richmoni "ruction Company. Mr. W. K. Bache, of Lamb Avenue, is in A'andergrift. Pa., on a visit to his sor I lardin Bache and is expected home in a few days. Miss Sallie Knight has returned to nor e me on Barton Avenue, after an c-xtend :?] visit to friends and relatives at Mor rar.town, W. Ya. Mr. Warner Croxton, of Monteiro Ave? nue, left yesterday for Columbia, S. C, here he will assume his new position s private secretary to Mr. David Card ? eH, general freight agent of the South rn Railway Company. The ladies of th? Overbrook Preshyte ian Church gave an art exhibition Wed esday evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Cosby, on Virginia Avenue and Home Street. Refreshments were served during the evening. Beautiful pictures were sold at reasonable prices, by which ouite a neat sum was raised for the church. CITY HALL NEWS. Deputy Commissioners of Revenue Distributing Tax Lists. The deputy commissioners of revenue are .-.till busy distributing the tax list blanks throughout the city. A through distribution is being made, and Commis? sioner Hawkins says it will not be the fault of the office if assessments are not satisfactory. Sergeant. Hall, of the detective force, has located a tame opossum. The animal is owne? by a colored man on Fast Grace Street. The opossum lias been trained to do a number of tricks, and catches rats just like a eat or dog. Sergeant Shinberger makes the follow? ing report of the work of the police for the past month: Total, ;;.'!; white, HIT; colore?!, 137; mis- j demeanor, :;0ti; felonies, 19; ordinance vio- ! lation?, 1.23S; miscella'neous reports, 59. | Total number of arrests fur January, 80S. ! Superintendent Knowles said yesterday I afternoon that the gas-house repairs were progressing satisfactorily, and that ihe injured men were rapidly improving. The case on trial in th,? Law and Equity j Court yesterday was that of George John- I son, who sued the Chesapeake and Ohio ? Railroad Company for $10,000, for injuries claimed to have been sustained through alleged carelessness on the part of employes ol the company. The plaintiff is a small boy, who sued by his next friend, L. Johnson. lie was run over by a freight car, one leg cut off and otherwise injured. The plaintiff suffered a nonsuit. Judge Wellford granted a charter yes? terday morning to "The Richmond Type ! and Electrotype Foundry." for the pur- j pose o? selling type and materials for printers and bookbinders. The capital ' stock is from $;">,000 to $10,000, and the I principal office is Richmond, with the 1 following officers: President, Robert Whittet, Jr.. \*ice-Presideiit C. P. Davis; ' D. G. Whiieheud. secretary and treasurer! j The suit of the National Bank of Vir? ginia against L. P. Kuhn for ?1.02G.50 is in ? progress in the City Circuit Court, and i was continued over from yesterday to this ' morning. The application for a receiver for the j Old Dominion Building and Loan As- j sociation by Miss C. P.. Shields, set for argument yesterday, was continued to next Monday, on mol ion of plaintiff. F. F. Filler and J. D. Fowler were al? lowed to go in as co-plaintiffs. Isaac Lichtenstein qualified as executor of Bertha Gr?ent roe in the Chancery Court. The estate is valued at about Si 600. j Tho jury in the Hustings Court have ! boon adjourned for (he term. The next j term will begin on Monday. 25.50^75^ (fc$ -lui?gOWM ifeiP'?ARllACfSl?1^ ?L<-?.\ Ny ?* This Catarrh Powder ' gives instant relief In ? severe colds?clearing ? the head so that nat? ural breathing can be done throm.h the nos? trils. Mouth breathing is dangerous: makes sore tlir??t. allows the ' Grippe easy entrance, to the system. Crown ' Catarrh Powder Cures Catarrh. Polk r/i.Her Drug Co. RICHMOND. Mailed on receipt of ? (price. NEWS IN HENRICO. An Attempt ?Made ?? Burn the Barn of Mrt Ploechcl?Personals. ?? attempt was made by some unknown person to burn the barn of Mr. John X. ?"loechel, about sire miles below the city, Wednesday night. While Mr. Ploechel was at supper lamp oil was poured over the rear of the barn and then set fire. Fortunately, the fire only spread over that portion which was saturated with the. oil. The barn is only a short distance from Mr. Ploechel's blacksmith shop, which adjoined his home. Mrs. M. S. James, mother of Dr. Lori mer James, is quite ill at her home in the county. It is understood that Mr. S. L. Fussell, who has accepted a position as rural mail-carrier will resign tlie office of Deputy Sheriff, and that as his successor Sheriff Solomon will appoint Mr. John Archer, of Yarina District. MISS GULLY IN CHARGE. Will Act as Superintendent in Absence of Miss Cabiniss. It was slated by a number of the Lady Board of .Managers of the Old 'Dominion Hospital last evening that the board would certainly decline to accept Miss Cabiniss' resignation as superintendent o'f the hos? pital, but. in view of tho fact that Miss Gobiniss fools the need of a vacation and a relief 'from her duties, a solution of the matter will probably be reached by allow? ing ?Miss Cabiniss a six months' leave ou" absence, to begin about the first of April. Miss Annie Gully will be placed in charge of the hospital during Miss Cabiniss' va? cation. HE TEST SUCCESSFUL. Another Machine at the New Power Plant in Motion. Another set of wheels were yesterday put in motion at tlie power plant of tlie .'irginia Electrical Railway and Develop? ment Company. On Wednesday night the canal was emptied and everything ??ut in readiness for the test, which proved a decided success. There yet remain two other machines to be turned and this will probably be ?Cone this week. It is expected that the plant will bo generating its own powrer ] within a fortnight. A force of men is now at work finishing the conduit con I ncctions. Property Transiers. The following property transfors were recorded yesterday: Richmond: Chas. W. Diekerson to Mary V. Dickerson, 1? 11-12 'feet on south side of Clay Street, ?-211-13 feet west of Thirty I first Street, $3. Emma J. Ford, in her own right and executrix of Wm. T. Ford, to J. Cabell Brockenbroiigh, 20 21KL2 feet on Park Ave? nue, southeast corner of Rowland Street, $1,233. Julia A. Hughes' trustee to August II. Noide, 32 ?feet on west side of Twenty eighth Street, northwest corner of M 'Street, $1,450. F. L. Pedneau and wife to Frank L. But? ler, 32 3-G2 feet on north side of Broad Street, 30 feet ifrom Twenty-fourth Street. $2.230. F. Sitterding and wife and J. D. Carne?l and wife to Carolina T., Mary A. and Elizabeth C. Whittkamp. 19 3 1-2-12 feet on south side of ?Marshall Street, 07 ifeet cast of Second Street, /?4.100. XV. C. Saunders and wife ?? II. R. Pol? lard, Jr.. and John Bagby, 30 feet on south side of Leigh Street, between ?ilmer and Graham Streels, S3, etc. Henrico: barali MeKen'ney to Edward Carter, 3 acres on the Kichmond, Frede? ricksburg and Potomac Railway, $70. Wm. Turner to Maria A. Brooks and Iv'oxie H'ayden, 32 feet on south side of Jay Street, 45S feet west of the 'Mechanlcs ville Turnpike, $030. District W. C. T. U. Convention. Tho District Convention o: the Wo? men's Christian Temperance Union will be? hold to-day at Grace-Street Baptist Church; opening at 10 o'clock. It promises to be one of the most inter? esting meetings that has been helo, as a number of now unions have been added to the district, among them being Farm ville and Crewe, which with Petersburg. West Point, Centra-lia, Chester, Ashland and Kichmond, with the unions in the sur? rounding counties will bring quite a num? ber of delegates to the city. General Jones' Port ait. ? portrait of Brigadier-Genera! Wm. E. Jones will soon bo presented to Lee Camp. He wras a native of Louisa county and was iu tlie tmited States army when the Civil War came on, but resigne? to accept a commission in the Confederate service. General Jones was a cavalry officer and bad charge of the Department of Southwestern Virginia and Eastern Ten? nessee. Ile. was killed in; battle. The General was a near relative of Dt. J. William Jones. Daniel and Masscy. Most of Virginia's great men will be in the convention. John W. Daniel will be there, and if he wants to ureside over this body the honor will probably bo accorded him, says the Richmond Times. The venerable John E. Massey, now S3 years of ago, the man whom Daniel had said was, when in his prime, the ablest stump-speaker in the State. will be a conspicuous figure.?Charlotics villc Progress. Doctors Differ. The smallpox is still raging at Oak Ri.lge. in Nelson county. This erup? tion is called smallpox, but it is false as false can be. If it is genuine smallnox vaccination would he u prevcntativG, but vaccination has :)o influence at all over the disease, therefore, my beloved brethren, fear not. Doctors are divided regarding this eruption, the majority Claiming it is smallpox, and a few among most skillful claiming the eruption is not smallpox.?Charlottesville Progress. Valuable Horse Lost. Mr. Spencer Carter's fine chestnut geld? ing "Aiulvanoy," while practicing at the "lunging ring" at the Hunt Club Wed? nesday, fell and so badly injured himself that he died that night. Social *n<t Personal A pleasant event of last evening was the musical reception riven by Mrs. May Talley at her stud o. No. 327 East Franklin' Street. Tho rooms were most attractively ?ecorated in palm3, ferns and potted plants, and testout roses lent a pretty touch of color. Mrs. Talley was assisted in receiving her guests by her mother. Airs. L. A. Patrick, of Danville. After the music, dainty refreshments were served. An excellent musical programme was ren? dered by Mrs. Talley's pupils, who re? flected great credit on themselves and on their teacher by the splendid manner in which their numbers were rendered. The programmo was as follows: Wells?Bohemia, Miss Carrie Xeni; Wood?Thy Name, Mrs. S. J. Wingfield: Hawley, The Rose Fable. Miss Kate Binswanger; Beaumont?Con Amore. Miss Salive Hart: Tosti?La Serenata. Airs. Frank Kerns; Mozart?Fantasia, D minor, Miss Grace Neal; Cantor?As the Dawn, Mrs. W. B. Pizzini; Brassin? Nocturne, Miss Ray Hessberg; Need ham?The Fairy's Lullaby, Miss A. Brooks Phippen; Theo. Lack?Valse Ara? besque, Mrs. M. H. Jtistis; Josephson? Shepherdess. Miss Evelyn Deitrick: Buck?Bedouin Love Song, Mr. S?. J. Wingfield; Beethoven?Sonata Path?t? ique, first movement. Miss Kate Bins? wanger; Hawley?Molly's Eyes, Airs. W. B. Pizzini. The ball room of the Jefferson Ciuh was rilled to overflowing last evening, when Mr. Charles Pierson and his pupils pre? sented Robertson's sparkling comedy, (David Garriek. Every character was well presented, and the entire performance was a most pleasing one, ?as was evidenced by the frequent rounds Of applause. Dancing followed the performance. The members of the cast were the guests of the entertainment committee at an ele? gant course supper later in the evening. * ? * The Jefferson Club will give an "adver? tisement ball" next Thursday evening that will be an exceedingly novel and delight? ful affair. The participants are expected to represent some weil known, advertise? ment or trade mark, and the effect will doubtless be a pretty one. * * Mr. Harvey Griflin ami Miss Annie S. Hamlett, both of this city, were married in Washington Wednesday afternoon. Mr. W. M. Hamlett and Miss Ada Hamlett. brother and sister of the bride, accompa? nied the young couple. Mr. Griffin is a valued employe of the Traction Company. Upon their arrival in this city last night a number of the young friends of Mr. and Mrs. Griffin assembled / to welcome their return and to congratulate them. Among these were .Mrs. Gladwcll. Misses Tena and Pearl Meredith. Mrs. Clay, Misses Daisy Holmes, Lelia and Ruth At? kinson, ?Mr. and Mrs. George Thompson, Misses Ada and Amelia Hamlett and Messrs. F. II. I'otertield, Sam Harris, A. J. Joynes, Mr. Spiers, George and W. 11. Hamlett. Mr. and Mrs. Griffin will reside at No. 1315 West Main Street. ? * Mr. Gilbert Contant, of New York, and Miss Martha Leonard, of Waynesboro, Va., were married Monday evening at the residence of Rev. C. J. Oehlschlaeger, pastor of the Sixth-Street German Luth? eran Church. Immediately after the cere? mony they loft for New York and Niagara Falls. They will return to Richmond in about two weeks and reside here. Mrs. Floyd Hughes, of Norfolk, is spending a few days in the city. Colonel John S. Mosby is visiting his sister, Mrs. Charles Wells Russell, in Washington. * * * Miss Lia Mayo, who has been visiting friends in the city, has returned to her home in Norfolk. * ? * Mrs. C. W. Westbury is in Washing? ton, the guest of .Miss Reed. * * * Mrs. J. X. Liggett, of Harrisonburg, is the guest of friends in tho city. m ? ? Mrs. Ralph Stern entertained at cards Wednesday evening at her residence, on West Clay Street. After the game an elegant supper was served. * * * Mr. W. S. Gordon, a well-known civil engineer of this city, has gone to Texas to reside. * * * Misses Fannie and Berta Lang have re? turned from a plersant trip to New York. * ^ ? , Miss alary Peters, of Baltimore, is the guest of Mrs. Montague, Xo. 203 East Grace Street. Mrs. David B. Tennant and Miss Anne Ter.nant are sojourning at the Hut Springs. Miss Tennant will go to Washing? ton to be one of a ?harming house party during the inauguration. Miss Elise Davenport is spending some time at Old l'oint, and .Miss L'llzu bcih Davenport is visiting friends in New j Jersey. * ... * Miss Nina Randolph has returned to the [ c.ty, after a delightful visit to 'friends in j Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, ? ? * Mrs. Joseph Wallerstein entertained at j dinner Wednesday evening in honor of ? Miss Fannie Tvallerstein. * ? * The Auxiliary of the Virginia Hospital . continue to ask the general public to j save their old rubber. They propose to ! beg for it until a car-load is collected. ! Call up old 'plione Uhi" and the rubber will ? oc sent for. Miss Ethel Lipsc?mh, of Danville, Va.. who has been visiting Msr. A. J. Monta? gue, has returned home. While her.? ! ?Miss Lipscomb was the recipient of much ! attention. Reed. No. GO,"? C Street Northwest, Wash? ington. -? SUPT. THOMPSON'S REPORT. Makes Important Recommendation Concerning Inspection of AVires. The annual report of Superintendent Thompson, of the Pire Alarm and Police Telegraph Department, is about com- j Pleted. He says, among other things: "We have no ordinances requiring that ? buildings be ins??.? ted i:: this ?Ity that ! a;o virer, for electric lights, heat o.? ? pi wer, although we are frequently called ! upon to put out uros caused by faulty i ?ec?riea! wiring. 1 ha-c time and again recommended your honorable body that steps he taken io have u?: ordinane..? enacted to covet* the Inspection of wires In buildings. Su far, nothing has been ? lune, and until s-r?no notion is taken we may t-xpi ct to have fires started from this caiise. Xq?i ej?ctricia'.? would therefor;? recommend the adoption and enforcement of the National Electrical Code o? rules and requirements for the wiring of build? ings. He also recommends to license, regu? late and control electrical contractors, interior electrical wirem?n and operations of electrical machinery. Agreement Approved. The Richmond Machinists' Union has endorsed the agreement drawn up by the International Association. This provides HADE HER BEAUTIFUL. Remarkable Complexion Beautifier that Transforms the Skin Into Be witGhing Loveliness* FREE TRIAL BOX OF THIS MATCHLESS REMEDY MAILED TO EVERY LADY SENDING NAME AND ADDRESS. 7I!E FAMOUS KLMUCKY BEAUTY?MISS RALSTOM Helen K. Raislon. 023 Lexington Ave- i at least a hundred different kinds of skin nue, Newport. Ky.. has a complexion fair ! ;-00,js cosmetics, powders and evervihing S& ^Z^\o^i?a^%Xe? ! ' eohld hear of. one and all were complet, and goes with each" emotion shows failure*'. I sent for a free trial to MME, through a skin so lovely and bewitching M. RI ?.??.?/G. and the effect was moel ss to arouse one's curiosity as to how sh- encouraging. I kept up the treatment cultivated such a grace beyond the reach and of course you can see for yourseli of art. The secret is open to all. and what it did for me. It is marvelous. an< everv- ladv who sends her name and ad- ; *-verv lady should use it at once, or at dress to MME. M. RIBAULT, 1643 Elsa ' least send for the fre? trial." It is noi Building, Cincinnati. Ohio, will be mailed a face powder, cream, cosmetic or bleach, free of any cost a trial box of the beanti- : contains no oD. grease, paste or chem fier that has made Miss Ralston a famous icals. and is absolutely the only succ?s?? Kentucky1 beauty, who says of it: "I can- ful beauty makes known. Do not d<*lay, not see why any ladv should lack a beau- i but write immediately. The remedy L? t'.ful complexion. Before I used this won- ' harmless, a natural beauty- roak?r. and dorfui remedv my face was in a most will permanently remove all tan, freckles, ?wretched condition. little pimples, black moth ?catches, pimples, blackheads, ftes? beads, freckles and moth patches contin- worms, ?unburn. ehans. roughness an' u?lly worrvinsr me to distraction. . Thev ' any and all skin imperfections, no matte; seemed to break out anew everv flay just ! what they may be. rieu.l your nami an.0 to torment me to death, and while I used \ address to-day without fail. TTXITED SECURITY LIFE TXSCP.ANTB .VXD TRUST COMPANY, OF O Pennsylvania. ANNUAL STATEMENT FOR THE FISCAL YEAR EXDIXG THE CIST DAY -OP DECEMBER. 3900. OF THE ACTUAL ?"ONDITl'JN OE THE EXITED kSCURITY LIFE INSURANCE AXD TREST COMPANY. OE PENNSYL? VANIA. ORGAXIZED EXDER THE DAWS OF* THE STATE OE PEXXSYL VAXIA. "LVDE TO THE AEDITOR OE PUBLIC ACCOEXTS FOR THE COMMONWEALTH OE VIRGINIA. PURSUANT TO THE LAWS OE VIRGINIA. Xame of the companv in full?UNITED SECURITY LIFE INSURANCE AXD TREST COMPANY OE ' PENNSYLVAN1 A. Location of home or principal office of said companv?PHILADELPHIA, GO:'.-?'*? en estn ut st re et. Character of the business transacted by the rompa p v? GEXERAL TRUST AND LIFE INSURANCE IN CONNECTION WITH MORTGAGES. President?WM. YERXEE. Secretarv?ESMOXDE H. AUSTIN. Organized and incorporated?APRIL 1*1. ISC?. Commenced business?OCTOBEK 6. IS87. Xamo of the General Agent in Virginia?B. C. WHERRV: Office. 101G EA-?T MAIN STREET. The amount of capital stock.$1.000.000- CO Xo. Amount. Tho number of policios and the amount of insurance effected thereby in force at end of previous year . LOGS ***t.?(K**,*****i &fr The number of policies issued during the the year and the amount of insurance effected thereby. 117 ftlU.T?O 00 Total .1,15-1- Sl.S06.117 t>! The number of policies and the amount of insurance which have ceased to be in force during trie year . IMG 206.704 II The whole number of policies in force, and tho amount of liabilities or risks thereon at end of year. LOTS ??.G,??.??;:* ~?\ RECEIPTS. Th.? amount of premiums received durinsr%the year.? 52.000 07 The amount of interest received from all sources . 36.013) "?1 The amount of all other .receipts.0 i'.!?f,.:?l7 SS Balance on hand December *J0, 1 .;'?'.?. 177.Uo :'.?_? Total .?JG.!.? ;: ? ;7 :h D IS ? URSKM ENTS. The amount of losses paid .S ?'.7-ji ?>? The amount of dividends paid to stockholders . ***>,09U 00 The amount paid fo- expenses?(Including taxes, -S1"?. -''??.72>. I.".?;.4-.? S:> The amount of all other disbursements.b'.t^l.I^?'. CO Cash balance December .'"1, 1800. IOG.Tl? ? ? Total .??:.:h''.i>I7 I' ASSETS. First mortgages .$1,852,0>?? ?0 Real estate, including office building, 603-605 Chestnut Street. J6G 'X,7 2:~ Safe deposit vaults, fixtures and charter. :;;?..-",.".'-, :?! Railway and other bonds . 154.SOI 50 Book accounts .?. 72J<1 '> ! ? Interest in estates . :: ?.G,:??, ::t Collateral loans. .-.??::.n':i It; Cash . it'.-..7i.-; n LIABILITIES. Sto.k.$?.G-0??.????> on Surplus. ::.-o...tM. ..? Mortality reserve . iln.c.-jt ...'. Real estate reserve . -iso till Undivided profits .:. -in.7::1 :;; Collateral trust end Instalment bonds. I,li"4.30?? 51 Deposits . SSiSOa ;?V BUSINESS IX VIRGINIA DURING VMtv. N< Xl Il>: er : : ?'?? '??: ?'' ??:'__. . ? (? IV.: -<l ,-, - ,,,?,.. vious Number & rotai . L'io .?;?;. :-M Oft Deduct number and amount which have ceased t" be In force during the year. IN ?50l**?0> ?0 Total number and amount of policies En force at end of year . ? ? ; *C*M?.*--20 ??? ..?,'. , . ?<* AmOUCt Amount ?? hisses and claims on policies incurred during the yoar . 2 ? : ;>;. ;| Total .?: ~X?X^ Y: Amount of losses and claims on policies paid t?tur?ns the ir... 2 Xt2?S> :> Amount of assessment-*, pr Virginia during the year duction for losses, divid? that nine hours shall constitute a day's work. The paper will be presented to the employers of machinists within the next few days. Mules Roam the Streets. A herd of young mutes belonging to tho ?uyton-H?rrington Mu!?? Company, of No. 1436 East Franklin Street, broke out of their corral yesterday morning ami roamed about the streets for a. while be? fore they could be driven back- Some e.-c citvment was occasioned by the incident. Luther aad Erasmus. K'abbi E. N. Caliseli will deliver at the synagogue to-night the third of his aeries of lectures on "Religious Reformers?." tht lecture ti?-?lght embr-.uittg "Lutht-r au? Erasmus." The service.?? begin at S o'clock Th? subject ot the sermon fur the S?t? uri?ay morning service will be 'Turin: The Revenue Receipts. The internal revenue receipts at the Richmond office amounted to about ?S-Stk 000 during February. Arrested for Crap-Shooting. Willie Gray ami Walter Jone?, colored J boys, were arresteu yeaty-rduy ort the j charge of shooting crups*In the street. ? officer Tate made the arrest.