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flnfllng tli<! old Vlrftlnln hospltnllty of
tho cnpltnl clty moro congonlnl thnn tho conventlonal Hi-pnrn of tlio shnw. llnw Knrcd Wcll. In tho commorclal renotlon of rcront months Klclimond has milTorcd losfl than nlmnst nny clty of ils stsse in tho Unltod StateB For tlie greator pnrt <>t the ycar Hh manufnoturlng nnd Joblilng homos hnvo been londod f,o tliclr full ont capacity wlth ordcrs, afid thongh rlnrliiK tho Inst alxty dayn the clty hns Xelt the reflux influenuo of tiado condl tlons In othcr pnrtu of tlio country, 3tlll the rccords of tho bnnkj show h grntlfylng progr?u?. notwlthstftndlng the compnrntivo iPtup In tho ,apeod ?wlth whlch buslnOBS wns belng con dticted. Merchants who have revlewed their Chrlstmns trade nnd lookod over thelr Btock clalm that the ycar wns un good ns nny, and many wholeaalo tleal ors In toya and holldHy Koods prne tlc'ally sold out bcforc tho liolidnya werc over. Soclal fcnturos have largoly conterod around the dlstlnguished vlsltors to the clty, and tho ycar has becn ono of gayety and enjoyment. No hossIou of the Leglslaturo has been hold, and tho actlvltles of the departments of tho Htnte govcrnmont linve becn largely glvon to pushlng tho Jamostbwn K:< positlon, whlch hns takon much of tho tlme nnd attentlon of CJovernor Swnn son and hls asslstants. Tho admln Istratlon of tho Stnte Ltbrary and of the hospltals for tho Insano hns cnllod for careful Invcstlgattnn, and for somo changes In the manaBoinent. In municlpal affalrs tho clty has made somo progress towards socuring n. Board of Control, nnd Ih ready to ask the Lcglslature for soine changes ln lt.s chnrter and manner of government. Tho death of Colonol Cnlshaw has dc prived tho clty of n valuablo nnd efll clent officor whose plaoc will bo hnrd to flll. Revolatlons of graft aniong oorne members of Councll and sonie of those connected wlth tho Clty Alms houBe resulted in changes for tho bet terment of that institutlon. The Kew. Looklng forward to IflOS, Rlchmond ?welcomes tho Incoming Legislature, and looks forward wlth conlldencc to that measnre of prosperlty which the futurc has ln store. wlth nn enlnrgcd area nnd an Increased populntlon, sho has through 1S07 malntained her posl tion aa the capital clty of the South. "Wlth thls sectlon of the country rapld ]y comlng Into promlnenco in the com merclai and manufacturing world.Rich jnond can afford to look wlth conflclenco on the future, nnd totitllizo every op portunity that 1908 brings for bulldlng up the city and strengthening lts post tlon in all lines of trade and civic en deavor. EXCHANGE NO MORE Tol.aci'o Biiildlng Will iSt- Usod As Stnrnge Ilouse, The Tnbacco Exehange, whose dnys of utcfulness passed when tlii-' mist got hold of the market hcre, will be used no more for tlie purpooes for whlch ii wus intenduil. Al'eady men are at work tninstorminjf lt to n fimap.' house, In which capacity it will b?far more lucrative. In the hcyday of its progperiiy many n thouHiud pounils oC thu seductivo wced wns sold on its floor, but in rccent times It has buen an abodu of eplcibrs and rau, covorcd with dust nnd cobwebs. Jn a few dayB the floor will bc rleaned of the old sumple blnns nnd deskb, unJ no slsn of its fonncr sclf will bo luft. Jolio llltclicli ImiirorliiK. EXCELSIOR SPRINGS. UIO.. Decem ber 31.?John Mitcliell, of Indianapolis, presldent of the United lline Work'er'a of Amerlca, is here to enjoy a pe riod of rest, whlch will extend over a period of about three weeks. Jlr. Irlltchell has gained strength slnco ln. recent recurrence of lllnoss. Xo Sucoestior to Ilrii?u.snii. WASHINGTON, D. C, December 31.? It was expucted tliat upon the Presi dent's return from Pine Knot, Va.,- and certainly following the flrst Cabinct meotlng thereafter, somo annonncoment ?would be made as to the successor to Admiral Brownson, as chief of the Bureau of Navigation. It was said to day, however, that tlie rnatter had not been declded at the Cablnet sesslon and that possibly a oholce mlght not be made beforo Thursday. rirm piBBplVes. The insurancc asoncy tirm of, Bonson & Ityland yesterday dlssolved Iiy mutnal con Etnt Mr. Benson will continue the huslness at the present offlots in the Mutuul liuild ine under the tirm name of E. L.. Benson & Company, und the retfrihit momber, Mr. Charles H. Ityland, Jr., enters tho firin of AMMiamson Talloy & nyland. Tho twy yeung men. ?'lio had bcon together for somo timc. parted good frlends, thero havlng bien no micundcrstanding or dlsagieument. I'raine for I'ollee. Mnjor Louls Werner, Chlef of T'ollce, yes? terday cvening sent to both statlons a com r.unicatlon, In which ho complimented the (lepartment on the good work done diiring tho past yeaii. ln concluding Maior Weiner sald: "Wl^cn .olherif have lltolr hollduy you have to work, bui I hope, you had a merry Cbristmns. nnd I wish you one and ull u brieht and happy New Year." Thougbt It a Kiot. James G. Lally was arrestod last night by Pclicemen Ve*t und Qoodman on tlie chuige of belng disorderly und assJValtlng Mutide Lplly. He was nlso charged wlth being drur.k. and the off(cer? had such a time In am-ttlng hlm that it was said that a rlot had occurred in Fulton. Iloliuess Meetlng. HollnoSB meetiu'gn will bc lield on lo-day at 10:30 A. M., S:30 and S V. M. in the West Enil Bescue Mlsslon, N'o. fi"0 Wcst Cary Ktrcet. und will conllivue dally uiitll January Sth. All ure weleome. "Berry'8 for Clothes." Turnlng overa new leaf Is an effort, but exercise is good for one, Here's a resolution that will not be much of an effort to keep and wfll benefit your pocket. Read our 'advertlsements?a new one every day of the weok durlng the 366 days of 1908. President Subrnits Annual Re port and Officers Are Elected. Tho annual meetlng of tho Virglnia Hlstorlcal Soclety waa held yo'alerday al'tornoon at 5 o'clock, Tho prcHldenl, Mr. Joseph Bryan, waa in the r.halr, aud aubmltted liis annual report. Throughout the soclety Is lii a very flourishing condltion. In splte of the large number of loases by rteath, seventeen In number, there arn npw 732 members. There have been conslderablQ extroordinary expendi tures for house paintlng, etc, durlng the year 1907, but after the payment of all these there romainu a good balance In the treasury. There Is a substanlial inerease ln the permanent fund, whleh now amounts to $5,300. When the bo quest from the late Edward Wilson James Is recelved thls fund wlll bu laised to nearly $0,000. Other I iii|i(iiniiil Work. The nanies of numerous donura of books and objeots of hlstorlc Interest were glven, and the number of addl tlons of books and pamphlets waa stated to bo 463. These Include many books on Virglnia publislied durlng the year 1907. The president stated that tho rule of publlshing mainly manusorlpt storiea In the magazlne had been adliered to ln 1907, and would be con tinued in 190S. He gave an tnteresting outline of the varloua documents to bo publislied durlng the coming year. Tho report next paid a trlbute to the many valued members of tlie so? clety who have diod durlng the year. 1'ho share of tho soclety ln the Ter celtennlal ExposlHon at Norfolk, waa il.?-ril)i'd, and great pralse waa glven toFthe collectlon shown in the Hlstory Bfilding. The president concluded hls report wlth a summary of what haa been done at Jamestowh Island by tho Associa tlon for the Prescrvation of Virglnia Antkiultles. Ollleers Elected. At the conelusion of the annual re? port a motlon waa mado that a com mltteo on nominatlons be appointed. The commlttee reported recommendr Ing tlu-t the present ofllcer.i and mem? bers of the executlvo commlttee be re olected. On niotion this waa done. The following aru the officers aud members of commlttee elected: President. Josoph Bryan, Rlchmond, Va.; Vice-Presldents, Archer Anderson, Rlchmond, Va.; Edward V. Valentino, Hichmond, Va.; I-yon G. Tyler, Wll llamsburg, Va.: Corresponding Secre tary and Llbrarlan, Willium G. Stanard, Rlchmond, Va.; Recordlng fciecretafy, Davld C. Richardson, Rlchmond, Va.; Treasurer, Robert A. Lancaster, Jy., Rlchmond, Va. Executlvo Commlttee?C. V. Mcro dith, Richmond, Va.; B. B. Munford, Rlchmond, Va.; Charlos W. Kent, Uni verslty of Vlrginla, W. Meade Clark, Rlchmond, Va,; A. C. Gordon, Siuunion, Va.; S. S. P. Patteson, Rlclimond, Va.; ,S. C. Mitchel), Rlchmond, Va.; S. \i. Vonge, Rlchmond, Va.; W. J. Loake, Iticlunond, Va.; "\V. Gordon McCabo, Itlehmond, Va.; "Wllliam H. Palmer, Rlchmond, Va.; Rt. Rov. A. ftt. Ran dolph, Norfolk, Va. Churgetl WUH Ilohliery. .Inmes Judah (eolored) wns arreBted last nipht and locked up In the Fhat Pollce Sta tion on the churgo of steallng $19 from tho person of Luclan Tatc. The money waa inK'rh, lt l? alleged, by personal violeoce, vlucli makes Judah llablc for pulshmorit for I'.lnliway robbery. ' Finds us still making medicines, which our family has been doing for more than half a century. It is our business to make medicines; and we congratu late ourselves, at the beginning of another year, that our painstaking efforts to make the best medicines have been, from the first, rewarded by an appreciative public. Always pure, safe and beneficial, no changes have been necessary in Hood's Sarsaparilla or any of our other medi? cines to comply with the Pure Food and Drugs Act ? practically anticipated by us years ago, in the origination of our *formulas. In merit, sales and?cures, Hood's Sarsaparilla has far gurpassed all other medicines, and the abiding confidence of the people in it is the strongest proof of its unequalled merit as a great blood-puriner, stomach, liver and kidney remedy. After being before the, public more than a quarter of a century, its wonderfui power to cure all blood diseases, to create a good appetite and dispel that tired feeling, and the confidence of the people in its merit, are demonstrated by the fact that in recent years it has received more testimonials than ever before ? 40,366 in two years, by actual count. ^ No other medicine has held so prominent a position in the medicine world for so long a time. No other medicine possesses so great merit nor effects such marvellous cures. ^ Grateful for your past patronage and soliciting a con ?tinuaace thereof, we are, Very truly yours, ?i r t Hoon CO.. Lowell. Mass, AT POST-OFFICE Anntial Staternent Shows Past Ycar to Have Bccn Unusu ally Good Onc. SOME INTERESTING FIGURES Rcports Givc Complctc Review of Work in All the Depart? ments. Post-Office Receipts Itccclpt* for ycur 1800. . ,?S4.1,SI? 24 lloccliitn for yenr 1000... 270,408 50 Hi-cilptM l?r yenr 1001... 204,827 01 Itecclptfl for yenr 1002... :i:i5,0tll 10 Hecelpls for ycar 1003... !l(l 1,058 10 HccelplH for yenr 1004... :iN4,l<i:i 57 Hceelpf? for ycur 1005... 4117,802 10 Hecolptft for yenr 10011... 488,000 7? Heoelpl* for yenr 1007... B37,004 00 Incrcnsc over 100(1. 40,051! 14 l??,??i rts ?f iho K'cl?nond post-offlce, 1907 hnfnn.b?|,?n#1"8,ettch year: tI,at for ln* a ,J &P atlvo'y greator than dur gures nro an encouraglnir Index to bnslnesa condltlons ln thls citv Th ThTPraorcanVV,e ,totals arc g?ven above* Sbi? r?,cel'u? ?? detall wero as follows balo of postage stamps, en- """? ttnTf P,es ancl P?8fal cards..$448,640 91 Sale 0f speolal reriuest en volopos. iionrififi Newspnper and periodlcai '9?? 66 POStagO . 91110 -n Bc]lcrdrent8S posta^ "?"?"?-^ "'&*?* Mlacenanoous'*'.;'.'.'.'....',\\\ B'9^ l\ TotnI . $517 164 on no!?? ,r^cl1"3 of tho offlco ovor 10 por cent. increaso: Postai deposlts from other t, . ?? (fou'th olass).$111,129 37 Post.-omce warrants .......soOoo no (?ran1t] \otal .$"958,304 27 ye?r 1906 S ?l *40f-??&M 0Vfir tho posUlthcard8?-Ve 3tamPS' envel?Pes an<> Statlon A, No. 215 Wnst Broad Street, sold .. t 44 FRK 11 StaRV?",BcV No- 241S ="1 44'555 31 ? -Broad Streot, sold . 15 0B1 29 Statlon No. I, No. '204 Harrl son Streot. sold . 4524 15 Station No. 2, No. 2901 wil llnmsburg Avenue, sold... 4,285 37 Station No. 3, No. 334 South V PIno Street, sold . 2 90B S9 Station No. 4. No. 601 Nofth boventeenth Street, sold.. 2,760 93 Station No. 5, No. 330 West Lelgh Stroet. sold. 117177 Station No. 6, No. 1101 West <, C'fy Street sold . 2,183 55 Station No. 7, No. 26 West o.IM,frhx,Str.eet' solcl. M9S 00 Statlon No. 8, No. 2431 Vona g.^I? Street, sold . 3,01134 Station No. 9, No. 500 East Marshall Streot, sold_ 18,492 15 Station No, 10, No. 2017 East Maln Street. sold . 8,608 00 Station No. 11 No. 1301 West Maln Street, sold. 3 984 95 Station No. 12. No. 101 East Broad Street, sold .... 25 910 0? Station No. 12, Barton Helghts. sold . 743 39 Statlon No. 14, No. 817 East Broad Street, sold. S,546 94 Station No. 15, No. 908 North Twenty-ninth Streot, sold 107 45 Station No. 16, No. 1557 West Grace Street, sold. 512 33 ,?,Total .$153,471 83 (The last three stations establishod wtthln tho yenr: Station No, 14. Aprll lst: stations Nos. 15 and 16, August lst.) Number of clorks omployed in the post-offlce, 89; number of clerks om? ployed by substations, 10; number of carriors employed, 71; number of sub stitute employoB, 1G; rallway postal clerks paid from thls oflico. 89; special delivery messonger boys, 10; rural let ter carrlers serving from thls offlce, 7; number of rural letter carrlers pald from this oftleo throughout the Stato of Virglnla, 8S7. Amount pald rural letter carrlers ln VifgJnia for the year .$658,871 82 Aniotint pald substltute rural letter carrlers for tho year . 22,478 60 Total .,.$681,350 43 miiiiiiik niviNion. Pleces of mall dlspatched: 1906. 1907. First-class .38,916,037 39.456.422 All others .16,891.152 17,756,300 Spoclal delivery ... 35,096 40.924 Total ....55.842.285 57.253,1146 Made up mall!1 rocelved: 1906. 1907. Pouchos . 48,655 60,243 I'acks .134,132 139,793 Mado up mall dlspatched: 1906.' 1907. Pouehes. 44.532 45.363 Saeks.189,008 197,22[ Pleces of mlsdlrccted mall: 1906. 1907. Rettirned to sender.. ...' 83,988 91,05? Correctod and forwarded 12,102 14,608 ?Sent to dead-lotter of? flce . 4,198 13,396 Held for postnge. 5,364 7,897 Canadian matter sent to dcad-lottor offlco.,,.. 23 18 DIsposed of as wasto.... 12,706 13,057 Total.118,441 14U,oa.| ?Great Increaso of mall sent to doad letter offlco Is causefl by postcards beating partlclos of glass, moial, mica, Dr.Lyon'8 PERFECT Cleanses, prescrves and beautifies the teeth, and Purifies the breath-. A superior dentifrice for people of refinement Established in 1866 by sand, tlnaol or other tilmllar biiIj stancea, which aro unnmllable, excopt when Inclosed ln onvelopea. Dellvcred by oarrlurs. 71,878 Plspatchod. 01.205 Officlal ...'.'.'. 17,000 Hecelvcd for transmlsalon: Domostlc. 02,208 Forelgn . 5,207 Officlal .V. 2,205 Rullway packngoa, onvelopea, coiilulnlng lettera and parccla for tranamiaalon to othor offices .168,54a Moncy Onlcr DIvImIom. Domestlc moncy ordera Issucd: Number. Amnunt. 1007 ._21,935 $219, M20 1908 .21,0111 108,455 Peos on Hamo,*1907.$1,480 Foea on aamo, 1908. 1,301 Iutcrnatlonal monoy ordors Issued". Number. Amount. 1907 .?.2,200 $42,080 1908 .'.1,650 30,377 Kees on aamo; 1907 .$481 100B .'.*.'..42^ Domestlc money ordera pald: Number. Amount. 1907 .,...168,738 $1,072,750 1908 .:....101,611 1,011,761 luternatlonal moncy ordors pald: Number. Amount. 1907 .282 $5,608 1906 .317 5.833 Surplus money ordor funds deposlted to credlt of Treaaurer of tho Unlted Slates: 1907 .$523,000 1906 .v. 336,600 Romittnncea recelved from other post-offlceR! 1007 ..,.$1,487,475 1906 . 1.185,719 AL SPINK SERI0USLY SH0T Vcternti SportlnK Wrltcr Vlcilin of Em ploye'a llullet. ST. LOUIS. MO, Pecember 31.?Al H. Splnk, edltor of the Dally World author of the "Derby Winner" and severat other pjays, and formerly a sportlng wrlter of natlonal reputatlon, waa shot and perhaps fatally lnjured to-nlglit by Vlctor Oroves, an employo, followlng ?n altercatlon wlth Williarri Splnk, the editor'a son. Mr. Splnk waa rushlng to the aceno of tho quarrcl when Groves drew a revolver and flred two shots. one of them enterlng the editor's loft shoulder and penetrating hla lupga. .Mr.x. Itnclicl Mlllcr. Mrs. Rachol Mlller, wldow of Mr. Georgo Mlller, dled yosterday evenlng at 6 o'clock, at her residence, No. 700 South Plne Street, in the seventy eighth yoar of her age. Mrs. Mlller leaves seven chlldren? Messra. Hydronimus, John, George, Charles and Henry Miller, and Mrs. J. II. Pace and Miss Mary Miller. v The funeral wlll take place from St. John's German Evangelical Church, Elghth and Marahall Streots, at 2 o'clock to-morrow afternoon. Inter ment will be made in I^ollywood Cem etery. THE WEATHER Forecaat: Virglnia?Falr Wcdnesday, moderato temperaturo; Thursday part ly cloudy, llgnt to fresh west winds. North Carollna-^Fair Wednesday and Thursday; light, variable winds. COXDITIONS YESTERDAY. Rlchmond's weather waa clear and warm. Range of the thermometer: 9 A. M.40 6 P. M.42 13 M.47 9 P. M.42 8 P. M.60 12 midnlght-41 Averago.43 2-3 Highest temperature yesterday. 60 Ijowest temperature yesterday. So Mean temperature yesterday. 42 Normal temperature yesterday. 39 Departure from normal temperature 3 CONDITIOXS IX IMPORTANT CITIES. (At 8 P. M. Eaatern Time.) Place. Ther. * " Ashevillo .40 Augusta . 40 Atlanta . 62 Buffalo..?? 34 Chicago 7.38 Cii)<:|nnat! . 34 Davenport., 38 Detrolt. 32 Hatteras., >, j6 ? jacksonvlllo ...; .5? Kansas CRy.46 Memph,is .50 New Orleans.52 Oklahoma City., 52 Plttsburg. 34 Ralelgh .44 S'avannah.48 Norfolk . 42 Tampa . 64 "Washlngton.36 WMmlngton .46 Yellowstone . .,, , 26 MINIATURE AliMANAO. January 1, 1908. S'un rlsas.7:26 HIGH UJ3E. Sun sets.6:01 Morning.;..-2:23 Moon rises...4:15 Evenlng.,-2:30 Cosmopolitan Shipping Company Movcs to Dismiss Demurrcr in Casc. BALTIC POOl DEFENDANTS Qucslion of Control Ovcr Ratcs from.This to Forcign Laiul the Issitc. WASinNOTON, D. C, Pocember 31.? Tho Cosmopolitan Shipping Company, througli its gcneral ngcnt, Petor Wright & Sona, of Phlladelphla, to day fllud with tlio Intcratute Com merce Commlsslon ita brlef of argu mcnt to dlsnilaa tlio domurrer ln tho eomplalrit ngainst tho steamshlp llnea comprlslng tjio Baltlc pool. Tho-1 dofondant Hteainahlp llncs In cludo tlie Ilamburg-Amorlcan packet Company, North Germaii I*loyil, Hcandl navlan-Amorlcan Llno and the AVllaon (llull) \Ai\o. Tho companles aro ainong tho largeat ln tho world, and such Improtant quoatlona are ralaod aa whether ocenn caniera, nctlng ln conjunctlon wlth inhind carrlers, through tho Jolnt Issuo of through bllla of ladlng at through rates from in terior polnta in tlio Unlted States to tfolhts ln Europo are aubject to the provlalons of tho act to regulato com morce and tho Jnrisdictlon of tho In tcrstate Commercc Commlsslon. Tho llnea are charged with mnln talning a monopoly ln reatralnt of trade, poollng, jltscrlmlnatlng bctwoen shlppera and lo'calitles and tho glvlng ot rebates. Tho German government Is sald to be watchlng with zealous lnterest tho nutcomo of tho mattcr. It was alleged by tho Coamopolitan llno that theso defcndant companles, forelgn in control, "dlctated tho rato, tho Hne, the manner, the methods, and overy other conditlon of trade and trofflo tb whleh tho Unlted States pro durers, manufaeturer or shlpper must submlt in ordcr to Introduce lils gooda lo the threo most imporlant northern continental ports of Europe." Defendiintn Ileny Control.* "In the demurrer the companles de nled that the Interstate Commerco Commlsslon has any control whatever over transportatlon 'from any place In the United States to a foreign coun try or over property shipperl from u foreign country to any place in tho Unlted States.'" The Gennan government has been paying the Hamburg and North Ger man-ldoyd Unes subsidies for years. The latter company haa reoelved $1. 000,000 per annum sinco 1S85, and the forme'r a smaller sum under contracls that wlll llve untll 1915, by whicli tlmo theso two companles wlll have recelved an aggregato of $35,000,000. Tho 20,000 mlles of Slate railroads owned by Germany are actlvely asso clated wlth these companlea, and ac cord them preferentlal rates for the promotlon of cxport and import traf flc. The two companles practlcally domlnate the ports of Hamburg and Bremen. so far as American merchan dlse ls concerned. The Cosmopolitan Company main talns that the freedom of the/ Hea is monopollzed by combinattons, thrcats. iutimidations and pooling. ANTI-RACE-SUIQIDE CRUSADE Over 100 Coiuuleit Promiae to Nonie Flrat lloy ItOOSCVCIt. NEW YORK, Decembr 81.?At least 133 Theodore Roosevelts are promlsed In a new antl-race sulclde crusade dur? lng the year 1908. These prophetic sta tlstics are based upon the promlsea o? couples who formed tho rush llne at tho City Hall on the opening of the new marrlage llcense bureau. .-_ By noon 135 couplea had ofitained licenses. At that hour the members of the City Ifall Reporters' Assoclation becarne enthused over tho sltuotlon. and thls telegram was sent to President Roosevelt: . Law reqtiirlng llcense to marry ln thls Stato goes into effect January lst. One hundred and thlrty-three couples bought licenses in the City Hall be? fore 12 o'clock to-day. Ono hundred and thlrty-three couplea promlsed re? porters that they would namo thelr lrst boy Theodore Roosevelt. Hie thirty-odd newspaper men at the City Hall beg to advlso you that there Is no prospect of lmmediate race sulcide ln vour natlve city. 'Migned) CHARLEST.WHITE,t Thosewho bought licenses wlll not be marrled untll the New Year. The aver age number of marriagoa in thia county in one year is 38,000. POPE'S JUBILEE BEGINS Fortleth Annlverwary of 1II? Pr|e?t lioort to ric Cclebratcd. ROME, pecember 31.?Tho Pope's Jubllee wlll bogln to-morrow. On De cember 18, 1865, he sald his flrst mass. .To-day tho Pope remarkod that it had been twenty years since tho opening of the Jubllee of tho priesthood of Pope Leo XIII., when 200,000 pll grima gathered liere from all polnta of tlio earth to render hlm honor. In contrast to thls, the Jubllee of Pope Piua wlll open very quletly and with out the coming togethor of a multl tude. Summary of Operations of the Building Inspectbr's Office AUGUST I, 1907 TO DECEMBER 31, 1907 Number of pormlts tssued in Decembor for new work . . Number of pormlts Issuod In Decomber for re pairs, addltloiiB, etc. 61 Total number of pormila iesued In Pecomber, Estlmated cost of new improveinents in De? cembor ..>.,.. $67,463 Estlmuted coat of repalru, addltions, etc, in Pocember. 3,508 Total cost of work authorljscd ln Decembor.. 71,031 Averago val'uo of permlt for new work in Po? cember.$1,686,575 Averago valuo of permlt for repalrs, addltions, otc, in Doconibar . 169.904 Averago valuo of total permits Issued In Pe? comber . 1,161.413 NEW STRUCTURES. Aug. lst to Aug. latto Nov. 30th. Pocombor. Poc. 31st. No. Amount. No. Amount. No. Amount. Brlck dwelllngs.. 64 $230,900 Framo dwelllngs. IU 110,632 Storea . 0 "Uoo Sheds .208 10,048 Stubles. brlck.... U 0,100 Vt'orohouses and inanufactoi'leH.. 8 Apartment liouaos 3 Y. M. C. A. blclga.. 1 Cliurchos . 1 Ofiloo annex. 1 Frolght dopot.... 1 Conservatory ... 1 Substatlon . 1 Bollor houao. 1 gunday school... 1 APTERATIONS ANB REPAIRS. Aug. let to Nov, 30th. Pecomber. No. Amount. No. Ambuiit. $16,100 6 17,760 10 16,278 8 1,140 .. 100 .. Brlck dwelllngs.. 31 Frame dwellings. 68 Stares . 19 Sheds . 7 Halls . 1 Warohouses and manufaotorles.. 7 3,710. Hospltals . 1 7,500 Aeylunis . 1 1VD Hotels . * 1.904 Churohos . 1 250 Brlck stablos.... 2 2,260 Theatros . 1 2,000 Ofttco buildlnga.. 1 300 $ 7S0 1,318 070 Aug. lst to Dec. 31st. No. Amount. 40 $16,8SO 78 19,084 22 | 10,243 7 1,140 1 100 500 4,210 7,500 175 1,964 250 2,250 2,500 309 $69,033 $3,568 ,$'72,001 Total number of oxamlnatlons and rcports, 12, Alteratlons, New Work. Total. 1907. No, August . 71 Soptembor .90 October ........ 91 Novembor . 64 December.40 Amount. $171,408 178,784 168,140 110,617 67,403 No. 24 8.1 63 32 21 Amount. No. Amount. $14,782 20,719 23,197 10,305 3,508 $620,258 $87,463 $606,731 Total ......340 $696,731 103 $72,001 95 123 144 JjO -S &09 $186,190 190,533 191,046 120,922 71,031 $780,333 Ladics' All-Wool Cheyiot Suits, satin-ltned jackcts with trimmcd collars; a $16.00 valuc, for $12.50. Ladles' Cloth Suits, in browns and bhics, satin-lincd jack? cts, skirts trimmcd in folds; worth $19.00, for $15.00. Hard-Finish Scrgc Suit3, ncw cuts, skirt with folds; a $25.00 Suit, for $16:98. Faulkner & Warriner Co. Broad and First Streets. L \ CASEIS TURNING AGAINST HARDEN Gcnnan Editor's Conviction on Libcl Charge Now Seems ' Vcry Ltkely. HE MAY GET .PRISON TERM The Prosccutor Ccnsures Harden aiVl Demands His Conviction and Punishment. BEUUN. Oocomber 31.?At the open lng of tho hearlng of tho Harden-von Moltke llbel stilt thls mornlng the .ludgo ouestioncd Count Kuno vpn Molllto as to whethor he had reslgned from tho army as a rosnlt of the arll c|os published by Harden ln Dlo Zukunft. Tho count responded em phatically in tho ntllrmatlve. The stato attorney, Dr. Isenbiol, then. opened the pleadlngs and dernanded tho imposl tlon of a sentenco of four tnonths* lin prlsonment ngainst Harden. He de clared that Harden had assumed that thoro cxlsted near tho person of the Emperor a group of men whose influ ence was detrlmental to tho interests of tho Fatherland, and which ho felt himself callod upon to disperse. Among tho members of thls group were Prlnco Philip Zu Eulonberg; and Kuno von Moltke. Harden attacked theso two men, and, foundlng his accusation upon the mere word of an hysterlcnl ivoman, Mrs. von Elbe, the former wifo- of von Moltke, and upon statementa made by her niother, Mrs. von Heydon, who was o.uite untrustworthy. he declared them to bo possessed of abnormal tendencles. Clnimn Vlniili'atloii of Count. Contlnuing, Dr. Isenblel said: "Count von Moltke, who has been coverod wlth filth by Harden, leaves thls court com pletely cleared; he Is without staln, n nobleman from head to foot. Prince Zu Eulenberg ls equally vlndlcated. "I do not know what the Emperor said to Count von Moltko, but he prob ably tolrt hini, 'Oo. von Moltke, nnd clear youraelf; stamp on thls poison ous snake.*" Dr. Isenblel, refci;ring to Harden's motlves, said he believed his artlcles had been actuated as always, by purely political purposes, but ln thls instance he had Injured tlie Fatherland, and he therefore, merited punishment. In con clurion, the State attorney said he had teceived a letter threatening him wlth deMh lf the verdict of the court was unfavorable to Harden, and that he laughtd at tho threat. Dr. Zello, counsel for Count von Moltke, said Harden had pe-rmltted himself to be persuaded Into a re fjrotiable act, and pictured von Moltke as a man of an cxtremely gentle and sj'jnpathetlc nature. Count von Moltke, speakins; in his ovrn behalf, said lie had discarded his army uniform because ho dld not want It fcesmlrched. He denled that any po? litical group or camarllla existed near the person of tho Emperor. The only Kroup ln tho entourago of His Majcsty, the count declared, was tho imperial famlly olrcle, whlch was loved und honored throughout tho lond. Positively curod b theso Little Pills. , TUey also relleve Dl? tress from Dyspepsla, ln dlgestloa and Too Eeart; Eattnjf. A perfect rea; edy forDlzzlness, Mausea Drowslnesa, Bad Tast In tho Mouth, Coatc Tonguo, Paln ln the Slds JTORPID IIYER. Thej jgtilate tho Bowcls. Purely Veffetable. MALLPILL SMAUDOSE. SMALLPRICL ITTLE IVER PILLS. iCARTERS IITTIE IVER PILLS. Genuino Must Bear Fao-Simile Signature SHOWS THE MONEY IS WELLINVEST! Pctcrsburg Invcstnicnt Corpo tion Pays Good Dividcnd Its First Year. &EATH OF MR. SPOTSWOl One of the Oldcst and Most Rt resentative Citizens?Princc Gcorge Wedrling. [Speclnl to Tho Tlmos-Dlspntch.] PETERSBURG, Va., Becember 3] Tho board of Uirectors of tho Pcte burg lnvoatment Corporntlon, wh 1? an adjunct of tho Chamber Commorce, at a meetlng to-day clared a dlvldend as of January liit 0 per cent. flat to tha stockholders tho corporatlon. Thla umounts about 8 per cent. pnr annum, aa average timo of thla collection of atock subscriotions was about A| 1, 1907. Tbis la a flne showlng, ( needs no other comment than that Petersburg Investment Corporotlon fullilllnx fiitlrely the hopes of Its mf stockhohieis. Uenlh or Mr. .Spo<nwooiI. The death Monday nlglit of Mr. aeph Edwln Spotswood waa a shock the communlly, though not altoget unexpected. lie had been i.l fot long tlme. Mr. Spotswood was ono of tlio old anrl most honored citlzens of Pete burg. lie was a vetcran of tho Me can War and tiie Wnr betwecn States. He served throughout the V of 1861-'?6 lu the Twelfth Vlrgl Reglment, Mahone's Brigade, and ni; a splendld record as a soldier. He ^ tiie lost but one of the two com nlea of Poteraburg volunteers In Mexlcan War, Mr. Jo.ieph U. Carter, th(s city, now venerablo In years i blghly esteemed as a eitlzen, aurvlvl Mr. Spotswood was for many years gaged in the lumbur busineaa In t city, and untll a few months ago < an actlve and famlllar rlgure ,?n istreets. He waa a man of hlgh C tian princlple and Integrity, and Joyed the confidence and respect o who knew hlm. He was Boventy-i years old, and is aurvlved by hb and three sons?Willlam F. and B Spotswood, of Norfolk, and Edvr Spotswood, of Petersburg. He v moinber of the A. P. Hilt Camp of federate Veterans. Gllllnm?lltitTIu. Tho weddlug of Mr. James 8V Gilllam and MIss Virglnia Ruffl hlstoric old Merchant'a Hope E| pal Church, In Prlnce Goorge co was one of tho notable soolal e of the wlnter. A number of fr of the young couplo atteiided the The names of Rufiln and Gilliar intlmately and promlnently conn wlth the hlstory and progress of sectlon, und old Merchant'a Church, in whlch the marriage mony was p&rformcd, la one o: few remulnlng church edlnceaof Colonial days. The brlde la th( compllshed daughted of Mr. and Gcorgo Champion Ruffin, of ?' wood," near Tar Bay, on James W Mr. Gilllam is a promlnent cltlze Prlnce George. Brlef Petersbug Itenis. Special revlval services wlll be afternoon and nlght, beginning to row. In the Salvatlon Army Ha! Hlnton Street. ?.i-.v.- i? There were forty-one blrths in tersburg in Decembor. Of these enteen were whito and twenty-four ? Mr. Mortimer Willlams. on acc of hla buainess cngagements, has clined the posltlon of president of Rlverslde Club, to whlch he waa cently elected. Petersburg Aerie of Eagles wlll stall Its newly-eleoted offlcers. Tuesday nlght, and will celebrato occaslon with a banquot. < L. R. Gates, of thls city, has chased the Petersburg baaeball f chise of the Old Pomlnion League, an organization Is to be effected n flrm basls. Already sevoral players have been slgned for the seasoi). Tho residence of Captaln Asa Roj In Jefferson Street, was entered Sur evenlng by a sneak thief and an o coat and hat stolen from the hall? Tom Pavls, a negro, Juat out of Rlchmond almshouso, was arrested nlght in a pawn shop, where he pawned the coat RURAL RESIDENT5 "BANK BYM^l&g: ""FHE particular system which thia Bank cou ducls enables residents in any part of the country to successfully "Bank by Mail." 3% 11 interest, compounded semi-annually, and accounts are subject to your withdrawal at any time. Having the largest sutplus and undivided prohta pf any Bank in the State makes our inducements attractive. Booklet "D," illustrating thia Bank, sent fre? to the interested. PL\NTERS NATIONAL BAN1 T ,CopltaH3OO,OOO,00i .SURPLlis ?nd UNDIVIDED PROFf tf~ *l,Q00,00O,OO. 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