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Another (?rent Flood of Petitions Seeking Amendments as to Social Clubs. UNCONTESTEDi MEASURES House Devotes Session to This Work, While Senate De? bates Patterson Bill. i - Orcitt streams of petitions favoring the amendments proposed by Judge Wil? liam Hodges M.inn to the present llipior laws puured In on both houses of fill General Assembly,/ and they came from nearly every section of the State. They were i-eferred nhd will be used by the patron of< the. amendatory bills when they come up In committee. Bills of Im? portance Were offered In both branches, the approaching en?i of the session seem? ing to have no effect upon them. The sessions were long; but not of striking public Interest. The House spent nearly two hours In the consideration of iincontesled bills, hnvlng passed a large number. Others were arlvamied to their second reading on thu calendar. In the Senate there was a long debate over Captain Pnttoson's bill amending the law In relation to demurrer to evi? dence, und-It went over and was made a special and continuing order for 12:X<) o'clock to-day. Tho measure wns advo? cated b.v the patron and opposed by Mr?. Wiekluim and others. The Semite passed a bill amending the charter of the city of Petersburg, ulong with several others of Irjcul Interest. Mr. Churchman tried hard to get his hill up to llx the passenger rate on rail? road? of three cents per"* mile, but It wi'nt over under tho order under which the body wps working. The Benate hold a night session and advanced some bills. THE SENATE. Patteson Bill Discussed Under Special Order. The Senate lost no time In getting down to tbualnesa and was soon at work on the calendar, ?llsposlng of a number of measures before the special order was reached. Committee reporls returne?! .-? number of Important bills with various recommendations ?ind amendments. A flood of Mann law petitions again poured over the Senate, the lists coming from every section of ?he State. A number of new hills cante in under the call. After several Mils had been passe?l Mr. Strode, of Amtierst, called up his bill providing that the Judgment of a Cir? cuit or Corporation Court or other court of record. In any action at law, re?pilr lug plaintiff to remit any part of rvcuv ery. may be mibject of review by the Supreme Court ot Appeals. This measure which was regarded as of the greatest Importance, has tocen the subject of de l>ate since last Thursday. The Amherst Senator concluded his argument answer, lug a number of question?, chiefly fro-n Judge Phlegar. By a vote of 2f> to S ihe S<-nate rejecied the Phlegar amendment snd then by a vote of 18 t?i 10, ordered the Strode hill In Its original form to Its engrossment. At 1 P. M. the special and continu!?* order was reached and the much-hcrnldod debate began on the Patteson bill relnt ing to ?loinurrers to evidence. Under this bill 'as amended by the committee ami the patrons In nil suits or motions here? after when the evidence Is conclud?^d be? fore the court and Jury, the party ten? dering the demurrer to evidence shall state in writing specifically the grounds upon which he rolle? to sustain his con tendon and tho demurr?'o shall not be forced to Join in the said demurrer until the specific grounds upon which the ?1-murrnnt relies are stated In writing. and no facts shall he considered other than those so admitted. Patteson Bill. Opening the ?llivusslon, Senator Patter? son related the history of demurrers to evidence declaring that i not until a de? cision in the case of Trant vs. Norfolk and Western rendered some twenty vears ago had the demurree ever been compelled to Join In the demurrer. The law. he declared, was odious.' giving to the rich man an unjust and Improper advantage over the poor. The change, proposed, he said, would make unneces? sary the long and burdensome delays now so frequent. . would greatly lesson the expense of the proceedings, would bring the material on which the de? murrer was based squarely down to a specific Issue, would prosent the de murrant from Shifting his ground in subsequent proceedings, and, above all things would give; back to tho Juries the powers the judges were trying to usurp. The Buckingham senator wns severe In his arraignment of corporations and Judges as well. Virginia, he said, was the paradise of corporation lawyers. He viewed with alarm the manifest move? ment to eliminate juries which the corpo? rations "hate worse than the devil hates holy water," and ho regretted to be com? pelled to abholt that the Judges were assisting U?ls movement. From these "judge-made" laws ho expected, If they continued, dire results to flow. Tho judi? cial usurpation of power ho declared to hi-, one of tlicAgreatest dangers of the present day to American liberty. The at? tempt of the Judges to wrest questions of negligence from this proper tribunal? the Jury?was In" his opinion tyranny, In? justice and wronig. Wanted Present System. Representing the opposition, Mr. Wick ham, of Hanover, argued In favor of tho NOT ACCIDENTS. All tho parties below, had advanced ?aieft'of chronic Brlsrht's Disease ?r Diabetes. Note the certainty of tho results obtained by Pulton's Compounds ns shown by tho recovery alBo gf the frletids they told who were similarly ar fllcted. N. W. Spauldlng. President Spauldlng Saw Co.. Snn Francisco, hud a recovers- la his own family and told several others, who recovered Adolph Weslce, capitalist. San FraiiclVco ro eovered himself and told two friends, who re? covered. ? Dr. f?rl D. Ziele; pioneer druggist. 522 Pa? cific Street, San Francisco, recovered himself and gave It to moro than a dozen patients who recovered. (maries Bnifelke, editor of tho German pniier, Ban Francisco, recovered himself and told It to ? number, who recovered, one of them being Charles F. Wneker. the Sixth-Street merehan?. R. M. Wood, editor Wine und Spirit Review, recovered himself and told It to several, who recovered, among Mini being an old-school physician. Edward Short, of'tl)? San Francisco Call, re? covered, also three of his friends. vls.? William Martin, i'aptuln Hubbarii. of tho Honolulu route, anil William) Hawkins, of tho U, S. Quartermaster's Deportment, of San San Fran? cisco. John A. Phelps, of ?he Hotel neuoller, San Francisco, and two of his friends, etc, etc We again proclaim to all I ho world tho cur? ability of Ohronio-'Brlghl's Diseuse and Dia? betes. Ahout S7 per pent, of all cases aro curable by Fulton's coronounrts.. Send for literature. OWEN'S &..MIN'l>n DltUfl CO., Richmond. When to suspect Bright'? Disease.'' Weakness or loss-of weight, puffy anWUis. hands or eye? lids; dropsy; Kidney trouble after the .third month: urine ?nay show sediment; fulling visleai deowilnossi one or mora ot these. The E. B. Taylor Co., 1011 East Main Street. Jardinieres and Pedestals. Any Jardinero in our stock can be bought at great? ly reduced price, Dinner Sets. We have had in the last two weeks an unprece? dented sale of Dinner Sets, but we can still supply all :omers with great values at from #7.50 to $150 Toilet Sets. A special for this week, a ten-piece stipled gold decorated Toilet Set for only g2.25. Ask to See Our Housefurnishing Dep't. MAKERS OF VIRGINIA LAWS. DELEGATE GEORGE T. SNEAD. retention of tho present system, or at least the substitution of something- eciui valent for it If It were nbollKhed. Every State In the Union, ho showed, with the exception of Utah and Louisiana, permit demurrers to evidenco or else have some other form of action similar In Its ef? fects. Mr. "Wtckham defended the judi? ciary, and quoted from the law In support of his contention. At the conclusion of his speech the Senate adjourned to meet at 8 P. M., at which hour, with a slim attendance present, the body engrossed a number of uncontested measures and advanced all the bills on their first read? ing. The (tight session lasted lesa than an hour. The early sessions hereafter ?will, beginning with to-day, commence at noon. To-day at 12:20 P. M. tho Thomas bill for tho creation of a tax commission will be argued. Further con? sideration of tho Pntteson bill will follow Immediately thereafter. Bills Passed. To amend 1767, 1769, 1771 and I7?? of the Code of Virginia. To ttiitliorlsse the Schoe*?! Hoard of Brooklyn District No. 1 of the county uf Henrlco to borrow money. To pay over-due? wages of certain employes of light anil power plant. To allow member? of the tlononil Assembly a. continuance of right dining iho session of the General Assembly of suUs and actions la which they aro counsel, where such contin? uance will work no substantial Injury to liti? gants. To repeal chapter 644 of the acts of Gen? eral Assembly of Virginia, l!?-'-,1-l. autliorlriUi? tin?, llrooklyn School District of Henrlco county to horrow money. To amend section 51 of an act to ralso reve? nue for the support of tho government, ote. To require the ?lelil due iho t'oiniiumwoalth. by the Insolveot Planlors on?! Mechanic,! HutlK of Petersburg to lie charge.! off llio account? kept by tue auditor of publie accounts and treasurer. To amend soctlonj S34 of tlio Code? of Vir? ginia. Bills Introduced. By Senators Campbell and Hull: To pr?vido for the purchase of it silver servira to be pro seated to tho battleship Virginia. liy bonalor Strode: To amen?! ami ro.enact section ?5(15 of ihe Code relating t" exam? ining deed?, and other writings. ~ lo amend and re-enact set'tlmr 1(" Of tin not to aid tho cillions of Virginia Who wore dlsnbled by wounds received ' during tho War between' the states while serving ??? soldiers, sailors and marines. Hy Senator Mann: To authorize tlio legally 1 qualltloel voters of any town ??oiitiilnlug !.'??) , .Inhabitants having a ellsponaiuy, and the I voter? uf any magisterial district lu whlco. is located a town containing leas than 1,W0 Inhabitants having a dispensary to hold'an election for purpose of closing some. . liy .Senator Lnsslter: To amend and re-enact subSRctions 'X and 27 of section a, chapter 3, ami section 9, chapter 3, of an act to provide a charter ior the city of Peters? burg. Hy Senator Chapman: To establlah a Virginia Slate board of accountancy for tho regula? tion of the profession of public accounting. Hy Senator Sale: Creating a game protective department and providing for the regulation of game. By Senator Kerns: To amend and re-enact soetion !!2 of an act, approved January SO, 1SSS, amending an act to Incorporate the town of South Boston. By Senator Phlegar (by request): To-establish a dispensary or dispensaries for the edle of Intoxicating liquors In the city of ltadford. ON THE H0?S?~SIDE. Heavy Day's Work, Large At? tendance, and Deep Interest... Kev. H. P. Atkins., of the Christian Church, offored prayer In the House, and the body proceeded at once to dispose of a great mass of work. Whenirulo 39 was reached, petitions In favor ofXthe Mann social club bill were presentod by Messrs. Bland, Jennings, Person, Mason, West, IjIoii, Pitts, Clement, Ould, Early, and others, and they were referred to tho Committee on Genoral Laws. Mr. Jennings offored a resolution to va cato tho chair for this day nt 2 P. M., and to resume at 4 o'clock, uncontested matter to be considered first. Mr. Ould moved us a substitute, that when tho Houbo adjourned, It bo to meet at 11 o'clock to-day. Mr. Lnno wished to meot al S o'clock, but ho withdrew that and a good deal of dob?ate followed looking to getting to some satisfactory policy. Mr, Oreen wished to llivilt all speeches to five minutes, and expressed tho view that this would solve the problem, Mr. Jennings withdrew .that portion of his resolution rotating to the aftornoon session, and on motion'of Mr. Church nuiii It was amended so as to require three objections In order to carry a bill over. . - It was then adopted and several efforts to flit- the order for to-day were rejectee!. A. largo number of bills wore offored anil' referred, and. the clerk consumed muidi time In advancing a cast column I of mensures to their second reading, As a. result" of the order of business providing (or Ilio consideration of only uncontented ?natter then' was little or n?/ ?lehnte of c<>nser|lli'll'''\ Bills w i> pass?.?) (lfl raphily hh (he reading clerk could call the roll, and When one m reached to ?vhicl? there were three ol lections, It went over. The Ohufchmntl two-cent per tulle pa BMigff fnre rat?; hill went by upon thrt Objections, though the pntron tried hurd lo hnve It passed. ^ Bills Introduced. , The following hllln were ofTercd and referred'. By Mr. Mearle: To prevent Justice? i.t '.he pence from wilfully Imposing Illegal fee? nnd costs on llttgnnts In either eii-n or Tlmlnnl C<U?S tielng tried before them. Hy W. \V. linker nnd W. C, I'ulltnrn: To a mend an net creating Hiirleit? suh-sehu.il district, In Matonea ?llsti-let, Chesterfield county. l'y I". \V. ilnliiej?; To amend nnd re.enact the net In relation to the printing nnd binding , or the Stale. ?ly M. M. Johnson: To amend mid rc-emct an act In relation to public rind? in War ren roiuity. ?y W. \V. Old. Jr.: Creating a gnmc prole,-. live department nnrt-providing fnr the duties of the officers appointed thereby, and the regulation of game. Hy .Mr. Parker: Authorizing mil, empower? ing th- several cities of Virginia to con? demn property and 'conferring the pow.r of eminent ?lorrmln for ?lie purpose of ac? quiring water sheds for th? several cities and the necessary lands f.ir lnylug water ?.??,e?. n,.. Ily Mr. (?nines: Amending the net limiting It a misdemeanor to employ children im'Pr lb? age of twelve, etc. By Mr. Johnson: To cstnhlish a dispensary In Hndfori!. etc. By Mr. Withers: To amend section JCB-A nt the (.'ode. authorizing a new school census to be taken whenever ' tho ho-.:n liiricr Of a district are changed. By Mr. I.lon: To establish n normal school for girls at Manassa* and t-> appropriate SK.<?<> Iheref..r. By Mr. IJlnnd: To permit certain sums of money, aggregating JKS.91. left by the Rev. William B. ironies-, who died Intestate and left no helrs-at-law. !?> be expended by (he Rev. Thomas J. Brady for the pur? pose of erecting a monument to the memory of Mr. llnnley. and for 111? rare nf his grnve and certain church charities. By Mr. Spessar?!? To provide n new charter for Iron ?lute. AlJeghany county. Vn. By Mr. Royall: To repeal the charter of the town of Cedar Ptoff. Tazeweii county, Va. House Bills Passed. To authorize ?be Governor and Attnrncy Ceneral In i-ecure tho sen-Ice of associate coun? sel t? assist the Attorney-General In repre? senting the Interests of the Commonwealth In certain litigation affecting ?lie < Injsiflcatlon of freight nnd tho schedules of tr.ir.spjrtntlon rates -recently formulated by the State Corpora? tion commission, and to provld? compensation for such counsel. To nuthorlze tho Auditor of Publie Accounts to pay F. P. Jones, W. If. Hutches-m nnd I/oulfl Nelson two hundred and ninety-five dol? lars due them for past service? nt the heat and light plant. To authorize the board of supervisors of any county or council of any city or town to offer rewards for the arrest and conviction of crimi? nals where the crime was o-omnlttcd v.lthln the limits of said counties, eitle.? er town?. To Incorporate the town of Appalachla, Wise county. Va. To exempt undertakers and dcn'lsts from Jury service. To amend and re-ennct lection 3!) of an net entitled "An act to raise revenue for the sup? port of the government nnd public free schoo'?. nnd to pay the Interest on the puldlc debt, and to provide a special ?ax or nonslon? as au? thorized by section 1?!? of the ?"*onstltutlon," approved April ??th. 1901. Senate Bills Passed. To amend and re-enact section 1?"3 of the Code of Virginia. To amend nnd re-enact section Z?31 "f the Code of Virginia In relation to orders of pub? lication and the publication of copies of process and notices. To amend and re-enact an act approved March 10, l?-M. entitled "An act lo auth >rtz" the city of Portsmouth to Issue bonds to build a ?chool-house and for other purposes." To repeal sections ?87 and 1S3S of ?he Codo of Virginia. To amend an'l re-ennct section 10? of the Code of Virginia, so as ?o authorize count}-. city and district officers who are appointed to fill vacancies to qualify In tho same man? ner as If Hecte?l by the people. To provide for the transition of munlclpaltps from the grade -of cities of ?he ?econd-clas? to the grade of cities of the first-class. To amend and re-enact clause? 7 and 35. of an act entitled "An act concerning corpora? tions." which became a law without the Governor's signature. May ?1, 1903. Authorizing and directing the Auditor of PuMIc Accounts to accept from the county and city treasurers of the Commonwealth, all money collected bv such treasurers a.? poll tales un? der orders 'of. tho courts since the tlrst day of July, 1903. ANNUAL REPORT. Commissioner of Agriculture Will Will Send Out Documents. Commissioner Kolner's annual report was received from the binders yesterday, and copies will be sent out ns rapidly as they are delivered to the office. It has been a difficult matter since the strike to get any large orders of printing executed promptly, ns tho work has accumulated in all of the offices, nnd this condition of affairs Is largely responsible for the delay In issuing this report of the C'omlssloner of Agriculture. Thoso who have been receiving the reports or fertilizer bulle? tins will bo sent a copy of the p??blica tlon Just Issued without making applica? tion for same, os their names are already on the ?nailing list of the Department. The farmers await with interest every year the publication of these reports. ' It may be several weeks before tho en lire list of thirty thousand farmers enri be supplied with the report. The books are mailed ns fast as they are received from the binders. The report this year Is fully ?ip to the standard of the former publications of this nature issued by Commissioner K?lner. This Is Tils seventh report, and, like those that have preceded It. the work is replete with Information of practical value to the farmer. A variety of sub? jects are treated, all bearing directly upon cruestlons which cannot fall to Interest any one engaged In agricultural pursuits. The report Is most attractive as to make-up, and has a cover pngo In three colors. The book Is well illustrated with half-tone engravings. Every former in the State should have a copy of this valuable report. Henry Gassaway Davis, Democratic candidate for Vice President at tho lust national election, wns conducted through the Senate tho other day, chaperoned by his son-in-law, Senator Elklns. ? Alfred Harmsworth, tho noted news? paper owner, who wns recently created a peer, has adopted two rolls of paper as tils arms. A Dondon paper, commenting on the choice, says "the selection of them betrays a cynical humor." Not a Patent Medicine. Hyomel a Scientific Treatment for Ca? tarrh by Breathing Medicated Air. Ever since Hyomel lias been known, its formula has been given to physicians, druggists, and. In fact, to all intelligent people who could appreciate tho true merit of tho combination or healing gums, oils, and balsams, of which It Is com? posed. Many leading physicians endorse Hyo? mel and proscribo It for catarrhal trou? bles. In fact, tiulte a few of them use It fhomsolves to break up a cold and pre? vent pneumonia. They, regard It ns a natural, yet scientific way of curing ca? tarrh. Breathed through tho pocket Inhaler that comes with every outfit, Hyomol de? stroys ?ill catarrhal germs In tho air passages of the throat and nose, soothes and honls the irritated mucous membrane and effectually drives fiom tho system all traces of catarrhal poison. No out? should confound Hyomol with tho patent medicines that are advertised ns catarrh cures. It Is as superior to them nil as the diamond Is moro vnlu nhlo than cheap glass. Tho complete Hyomel outfit, consist? ing of a neat pocket Inhaler, a medicino di'oppor, und a bottle of Hyomel costs but $1, and extra bottles can he obtained for 50 cents, making It the most eco? nomical method of curing catarrh, as well as the most reliable. If you cannot obtain Hyomel nf your dealer, It will be forwarded by mall, post nge pold, on receipt of price, Write to? day for li free sample bottlo and consul? tation blank that will entitle you to ser? vices of our medical department without charge, The R, T. nooth Company, Hyo? mel Building, Ithaca, N. Y. , pIDEI.ITY AM! CASUALTY COMPANY OP SBlV ?OtlK ANNfA! tM!, STATEMENT ton TUB YEAH l-'.NIMNO DHCPlM?lB?t m. UM, ?OP Till* CONDITION AND A I* FA in H OF THE PIPF-LITY AND WHt'Al.TV COMPANY n|- NEW YORK. !ilt?IAN'!7.i:ii fNDER THE UIVII OP TUB STATE UP NEW ?i'UK MADE TO T11H! M.IIITDH OP I-CI?.I?: ACCOUNTS OF TUB COMMONWEALTH OP VlttUINiA, Pl.'l(,T,\.,T to THE I.A..'S Of VIIIG1.N?IA. President?GEOftCIB p. reward. Vli?i..|'r??Meiil nnd flerrninrv-UOHBtlT .T. MILLAR tnr>ini?irnti.?l--MAItl'H SO, M7?. '?.imiii'-n'-?.d bti?lnes?--MA Y I, 1870. Honte offli-e?97 to 103 CBDAIl HTItEBT, NEW YORK CITY. CAPITAL HTOe;K. of rnnl'nl paid up In rosil . |.*."K),0*) W! Of ledger Miel (as per bitlancei Uoceinber .lint of prejvlOUfl year. $3,318,53-1 73 INCOME. Tie-lur! ...31? Premium?! Premium? Premiums Reinsurance, Kot rn-lt Written nmi now In Colleotsil Return Actunlly Renewed During Course ?r During Premiums an?! Reoelved for ... Year. Tit.-it. Collection. the Tear. Cancellations. l'remlun? $2,368,117 V) !i,'?yi,7.?.*..|l llOi.StS 73 $*,2'j.*,,96.1 88 ST-II.GM M *,1,664,38.> (12 Health . lA?.S?S 62 1,101,773 11 l,2ill).SQ0 70 178,74?) 0? l.'rOO.S?I 67 3?r,,0.19 07 715815.., I.lnlilllty. 350,883 31 2,i?7S,6l2 II 11,288,4? 82 270.6*3 M '.-.015.4.12 18 871.?30 01 1.64.TU2 II Kldellty . 11.371 ir 27G.S13 M 291.T?1 7.". I9,4."M 03 273.DO? 72 42.841 M -.-i'if, Il Plate? glass . 81,16100 341,13178 ??73.25,14*'. ,".6,83127 .1S.1.4S2 IS 40.8.?!? 72 285 ?2 !'*. Steam boiler . (2,113 77 561,767 80 (104.671 0.1 78,723 1*5 ?'.'7,?47 68 IS.1.S11 7*? .171.265 6(I Burglary fi: theft. 50.O<2 '? C94 710 20 "".1.7?1S .80 69,tV.5 6S 691,743 12 . 160,582 93 6a:,!60 13 Totals . $611.409 ?I 5T..1iVi.<,2rt?S 18,045,034 g] !835,"2."I 3D ?7.200 0112:1 $1,803,624 09 ?S.Tri.siril Total net cash Actually received for premiums Interest nn collateral loans .I 1,124 31 interest en bonds nnd dividends en stock .217.41021 In tefe? t from all other source*. 2,426 41 OroM rent? from company's properly, Including |"?,t>3l.r?0 for company's own occupancy. 68,917 60 Total Interest nn?l ren: Front on ?ale of maturity Of ledger nssets: Northern Securities Company stock. $B9.*ir*?; 01 Atchls./n. Topeka an?! San Fe bunds . 8.4? 75 e-'nlrngo. Hock Islaml and Pacifia stock. 25 00 t.'nlon Pacific bonds . 1,978 75 From all other sources: Profit and bis. DISBURSEMENTS. Deduct Tnld '. , Gross Amount Falvago and Polleyhol.lers Paid for lessee. Rolnsin-anco. for Losses. Acciilen: . $681.863 93 $2S,46S 26 $5.">8.09? 07 .Health .... 277.299 80 . 277.299 SO Liability /. 883,174 60 19,38131 ?J?3.793 I? Fidelity. 78,483 23 S1.1S2 W ?7.?70 4.8 Pint- Kin mi . 93.846 82 7,503 90 . !*?*,flS2 72 Steam boiler . 66,0.19 92 7,703 12 47.356 SO Burglary ami theft . 202.914 84 6.536 31 196,308 5.1 T?itnls . $2.172.12298 ?85,866 ta $3.0S?,M7 ?S $S,O<0,267 23 Investigation and adjustment of claims. Including legal and other expense? In defense of suits agnlnst pollcyhoMors. viz.: Acci? dent, $40.638.99: health. ?22.7I4.2S; liability, $168,761.69: ndellty, $lt?62?.C7: plate glass. $9,930.49: steam boiler, $4.93?.S3: burglary and Iheft. $19.004.84. Tolal .??. 277,677 4? Commissions or brolcerng?. less amount received on roturn premiums and reinsurance for the following classes: Accident, t?2\ 757.61; health. J24S. 103.09; llat.llUy. i.V. 1.240.27: fidelity, $.17.5*1.57; plate glass. J86.333.40; ?loam boiler. $77.374.89; burglary ami theft. $114.s-57..19 . i. 1.43C432 12 Stockholders for Interest or dividends ?amount declared during ihe year, $96.000). 95,000 0?) Halarles, fees and all other compensation of officers and homo office employees. 37-..6M 07 P-ilarles. Iravellng and all other expenses ef agents not paid by Commissions. . 279,197 M Medical examiners' fee? and salarles . 1.8713.1 Inspections lother than medlcall . 111.011 7'? Rents. $"'2,S19.S0. including $53,931.30 for rnmpany's own occupancy; lee? $14,175.2.1 Included above In Investigation of claims, etc.. an?! $22.741.80 Include?! In salaries, traveling and other expense?, etc. 4?.9-*i7 77 P.epalrs nnd expense* (other than laxes) on real estate. . iO.tsnil Taxes on renl estate . 9,.*e>6 ."?? All other taxes, licenses and insurance department fees .i. 102.07!":: Legal expenses (not Included above) . 4.691 .'.I Advertising .v. 2".036 14 Printing and stationery . 61.101 ?l Poetage and exprese .,. 23,026 91 Furniture nnd fixtures ....y.s ... 7,435 2? Loss on ?ale or maturity of ledger nssets: State of Indiana bond? .$7f.o no Pennsylvania Company bonds . 337.?50 AIT other disbursements: Sundry expenses. Profit and loss .I. I,Hi 50 LBDOBR AR??ET3 Hook value of real estate, unencumbered.j.. 8961.142 11 Rook value of bonds, excluding Interest. $2,?04,169.17; and book value of stocks. $2,606,283.60. 5.011.397 67 ''ash In company's office, $7.276.29; deposited In banks. $131,623.73 ., . 133,900 02 Hills receivable . 3? 0.1 Agent? balances nr.d sundry ledger assets. 34.213 SO Deduct ledger liabilities . 41.659 41 Ledger assets, a? per balance.".. $6.102.193 19 NON-LEDGER ASSETS. Inter's: accrued on bond? . $3,320 7S Interest accrued on other assets. 120 49 Rents accrued on company's property or lease.'.. 2,295 67 -.- 10.766 ?1 Market value fnot Including Interest) of bonds and stocks over book value .y. 6S6.C60 >*3 Gross premiums la course of collection, viz.: On Policies or On Policier? or ! Renewals Issued Renewal? I Subsequent to Issued Prior to 1 ' ' Oct. t. 1905. Oct. 1. 1905. Accident .$174.710 90 $20.112 19 Health . 169.184 7? 9.4.V1 97 Liability . 211.432 93 " 5?.?30 71 Fidelity. 13.816 12 6.?67 90 Plat?ela?? . 34,737 97 2.003 3" Steam boiler . 74.256 73 2.467 22 Burglary and theft . 34.004 70 5.030 95 Total? . $732.214 12 $103,479 27 83?.T23 30 Gro*a a?st? . $7,631.731 32 DEDUCT ASSETS "NOT ADMITTED. Bills receivable . 1200 00 Grass premiums In course of collection written prior to October 1. 190?. 103.479 27 Agents balances ?nd sundry ledger nssets. 30.212 .VI - 133.S91 77 Admitted assets . |7.3??.S42 35 LIABILmES. , LoiJCs and claims: Estimated Expenses In Proc?s? Reported. Incident to the of Proofs Not Settlement of ? Adjustment. Received. Resisted. Unpal?! Claims. Total. Accident .$129.835 30 $39.200 00 $120.219 80 $6.005 20 $.K)0.2?O ?*?1 Health . 3.920 00 . 6,370 00 210 00 10.500 on Fidelity . 7,449 27 12,500 00 37.030 56 ?07 76 67,887 SO Flato glass . 9.700 68 86 00 1.235 0?) . 11.071 .VI Steam boiler . 21.916 60 . 1.282 50 1.22100 24.420?? Burglary and theft . 45.469 40 ' . 7.443 25 2.784 35 ? 63.687?? Net unpaid claims, except liability claims. $21$.*at 05 $61.786 00 $178.58111 $11,128 31 $459,826 17 Special reserve for unpaid liability loase?. $1.014,480 42 Total unpaid claim? and expense? of settlement . $1,171.306 S3 Gros? premiums (leaa reinsurance) upon all unexplred risks running one. year or le?? from date of policy. $1.975, 804.1*3; unearned premiums, 60 per cent., $2.4S7,933.3S .?.. 2,487,932 38 Gross premiums (loss reinsurance) upon all unexplred risks running more than on? yoar from dato of policy. $825. 143.20; unearned premium?, pro rata. $455,311.61 . 455,31151 Total unearned premium? .-... 2,943,213 S3 Commissions, brokerage and other charge? due or to bsceni? due to agents or broker? on policies Issued subsequent to October 1. 1905. viz.: Accident, $6S.336.97: health. $68.928.02; liability, $46.204.36; fidelity. $2.2?"*5.S5; ptate glass. $10,601.29; steam boiler. $15.378.177; burglary. $11.519.20. Total . 202.133 21 Salaries, rent?, expense?, taxes, bills, accounts, fees, etc.. due or accrued. 46.214 31 Total amount of all liabilities, except capital . $4.665,898 36 Capital actually paid up In cash. $500,000 00 Surplus over all liabilities . 2.334,944 20 Surplus a? regards pollcyholders . 2,831.944 20 Total llabilllles ....,.. $7,600,842 55 B*USrNBS8 IN STATE OIT VIRGINIA DURING 1908. Oro?? Premiums Received ?i!,;:, i ' I ! I I . on?Risk? Written or Gross ? ' ? Renewed During Gross Loss??? tho Year. Lossc? Paid. Incurred. Accident .j*.$21.724 21 $12.623 47 $12.623 47 Health .?ff. 12.352.12 4.815 24 4.815 24 Liability. 25,909 00 11.334 61 11.33151 Fidelity . ?07 40 . . Flato gla?? . 7.236 35 2.106 33 2.106 33 Steam toller . 6.059 18 2,028 3! 2,028 .It Burglary and theft. 4,93192 133 00 133 CO Totals . $77.870 44 $32,940 91 $32,910 91 (Signed) GEO. F. SBWARD, President. (Signed) , ROBT. J. HTLLAS, VIce-Presldent and Secrotary. State of Now York, city of New Tork?as: Subecrlhed and sworn to, January W, 1906, befor* W. L. KBRR, Notary" Public. ROBERT SCHAEFER, Resident Manager. WILLIAHSON, TALLEY & CO., City Agents. JULIUS STRAUS ?& SONS, City Agents Plate Glass Dep't. THE .UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS Two Cases Argued Yesterday and Only One on Docket for Today. i j Tho United States Circuit Court of Appeals reconvened yesterday morning at ten o'clock with Circuit Judges Goff nnd Frltclmrd and District Judges Pur nell and McDowell sitting alternatively. . Tho following casos were argued: Moyor Devi, plaintiff in error, vs. Julius Mat hews, defendant In error; in error to the Circuit Court at Chnrlotto, N. C. Argued by John A- McRae, of Charlotto, N. Ci for the plaintiff In error, and by C. XV. Tlllott, of Charlotto, N. C for tho defendant In error, and submitted. Board of Commissioners of Onslow county, N. C, et. al., appellants, vs. D. | H .Tohnan, nnpellco; appeal from tho j Circuit Court at Wilmington, N. C. ; ar? gued by E. K. Uryany of Wilmington, N. ('., ami XV. D, Mclver, Newborn, N. C.i for the appellants, and by Oeorgo ltounti-ee, of Wilmington, N. C, foi- tho defondant In error, an?l submitted, In ordor t" iiermlt counsel to complote tho argument In this latter cuso the court sat until seven o'clock lust night. W. D. Mclver, of Now Berne, N. C, was admit led to pi'iiotlco In this court. Only one cus?? Ir In the call for to-day': No. 680, II. nenlmo.???-, plaintiff In error vs. Thomas'IlutohltlB, ot. al., defendants lit error; In error to tho Circuit Court i?t Aslievllle. N. IV To ho argued 'by Coorge II. Simtthers, of Waynesvllle, N. C, for tho plaintiff In error, and by Jumos H. Moj-rimon? <"??" Ashuvllle, N. C, for tho dofondant In error, and submitted. Court will convene at 10 o'clock thi3 morning. INSTITUTE TUN TO RUN THROUGH STATE For tho first time In this State, a farmers' Instituto train is to be run through certain sections, ?topping; at the principal stations long enough for tho lecturers to give Instructive Information on subjects of most Interest to the farm? ers In that section. Commissioner K?lner Is responsible for tho Inauguration In Virginia of this method of dlssemmlnatlng helpful Information, nnd after consider? able work has perfected all the dotalls incidental to tho running of tho first train. Tho trip will Include portions of Snuthslde Virginia, Piedmont, and the Vutloy, and tho subjects which will bo discussed by tho expert lecturers will be "Tobacco," "Alfalfa" and "Corn Broedtng." Tho train will (ba a special, nn?i will consist of two coaches. Tho Southern Railroad will furnish tho train free of charge. Tho lecturers engaged are from the United Stoles Department of Agri? culture, and each is an export upon the subject which ho will discuss. Tho lec? tures will bo limited to thirty minutos. Tho train will have the right of way and will run on schedule time. The schedulo for the lecturos Is as follows: On tobacco, February lpt1?, Chula, 9 A. M.; Amolla, D:? A. ,.M.; Groonbay, 11:06 A. M.; Keys vlllo, 12:01' P. M.; Drake's Branch, 1:12 V. M.; Clover, 2:10 P. M.I South Boato;?, ?j;10 P. M.; Paco. -1:05 P, M. February 20th, Cascade, t?:35 A. M.? Axton. 10;? A, M.ii Martlnsvllle, 12:05 P. M.i Sponcor, 2:35 P. M. Fi|hruury ?net, Chatham, 9:10 A. M,: Franklin Junction, 10:15 A. M.S Hurt, 1 U;10 A. M.;. Lawyers, 13:16 P. M.i'Am h?rst, 2:25 P. M.; Rockflsh, 3:50 P. M. On Alfalfa?February 22d, Somerset, 0:10 A. Ml; Rapidan, 10:05 A. M.; Cul pcper, 11:05 A. M.; Remington. 12:55 P. M.; Calverton, 2:00 P. M.; Nokesville, 2:5 OP. M.; Mannssas. 3:40 P. M. February 23d, Haymarkot, 8:55 A. M.; Broad Run, 9:40 A. M.; Marshall, 10:31 A. M.; Markham, 11:40 A. M.; Front Royal, 13:50 P. M.. Rlverton, 2:25 P. M.; Strasburg, 3:3? P. M. ?February 24th, Maurcrtown, 9:30 A. M.f Woodstock, 10:10 A. M.; Edlnburg. 10:50 A. M.: Mount Jackson, 11:45 A. M.; New Market, 1:10 P. M.; Tlmborvllle, 1:50 P. M.; Broadway, 2:30 P. M,; Harrison?mrg, 3:30 P. M. On "Corn Brccdlng."-February 26th, Lurny, 9:30 A. M. 5 Shcnnndoah, 10:33 \. M.; Elkton, 11:12 A. XI.; Port Republic, DOT P. M.; Basic. 2:03 P. M. February 27th. Stuart's Draft, 9:17 A, M.; Greenville, 9:57 A. M.. Buena Vista, 11:15 A. M.: Natural Brldgo, 1:10 P. M.; Buchanan, 2:08 P. M.; Troutvllle, 3:06 P. M,; Holllns, 3:6S P. M. Positively- curctl bj these Littlo Fills. They also relleva Dis? tress from Dyspepsia.,In? digestion and Too Ilyutj Eating1. A perfect ren> niy for Dizziness. Nausee, Drowsiness. Sad Test? In tho Mouth, Coate? Tongue,'FiUn In too Side. TOHPID LIVER. Taej icgulitto the Bowels, paroly Vegetable. SMALL PILL SMALL DOSE, SMALL PRICE Genuino Must Bear Fac-Simila Signature REFUSE SUBSTITUTES.