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Only Demand Was on Part of Shorts to Rtm.to Covcr. BAD NEWS AS TO FINANCES Decrease in Earnings of Pennsyl vania Had Been Dis counted. NEW YORK. February 4.?Opeva tions In stocks to-day fell to tho polnt of stagnatlon. Therc- wns a 1 ght de inund durtng the early part of the tlay centrlng in a few ftoofcs, and comlng Vfrom onlv a few luokeragc houses Iwhlch have been actlve. flellers for tho ' T-ust few davs*. sttprjosedly on the short ? *ido of-the'niarket. Tho alight effect on'prlces oroduccd by the ? develop . ments which were regardcd aa ttnfa ~:vorablo . recontly prompird the beiirs to cover thelr short contracts. Therc waa at the snme time a ccssation of , tho acute weakness in apeelal stocks ?whlch proved d'squletlng recently, nnd -Blso of the repnrts citrrent to explain : thls weakne?.-. nnd whlch alleged trou blesome frntures regarding the flnanccs Of the companies. There was not much In the pews of the dav- to nffurd posltivo grounds for a rlso in prices. The reopetilng of ro nalr and cur sbops of the New York Central nnd JVnnsylvania Rallroads iras consldored a gootl s'gn. The Do rrmber Jiet enrnlnga report of th Pennsvivania Rallroad recelved much attentioH, and tbc lienvy decreuse .?.hown dld not depress the stock. prln olpsllv because rumoru ihad been ln clrculntlon that it would bo worse : thiin It proved. . The falllr-g off ln actlv'ty of bonda ?was as marked aa In stock. The ton<=> ,*a.9 irregular. . Snlrs, par value. 82. ?486.000. Unlted States bOnds were un "ohonged 'o>> eall. Total sales of stock* to-day, 304.500 shares. NEW YORK. February 4.?Money on call eaay, 13-4(ff2 per cert.:; rullner ' rate. 2; cloat^g bld. 13-4: offered at 2 "tpertjent. Time lnars irregular; alx^ tdavs. 3 3-4: nii'ety doya. 4 per ceut.: :.Mx mortha. 4 1-2 to 4 3-4 p?r cent. "Prlme mercantlle' paper. 5 1-2@B per -Vjert. Sterling exohamre soft. wlth -ftetunl bual^eas In bnnkora' bllls nt S4.S?sniJi!?4.sfi<i0 for demand and nt %i SSSOff S4.$3'i:; for alxty-dny M11.?. .tjoihmercial bllls. $4.83. Bar allvcr, 85 1-2. Mexlcan dollars. 40. KICHMOM) STOCK MARKE7X. Richmond. Va., February 4, 190S. SALES A? BOARD . Vlrgrala Centurlcs?000 at 90?i; 300 at P0*i . STATE SECURITIES. Bld. Askod. ;Vo. 3s, Old. C. and R-. 1932... 90 Va. Centarles. 2-3 C. and K- 90*1 91 CITY SECURITIES. Tlich. Cltv 4s, R., 1920-1930... 99 "Rtch. Clty 4s, C. and R. 9? RA1LROAD BONDS 'A. C L. R- R- Con. Tr. If. c. 59 Oectgla Pac. 1st Cs, C. 1922.. 10r, <";?c.rgla, Sou. and Fla.. 1949.. 100 ?Oa. and Ala. Con. 5s. 1945... 99 Noi. and West. Ry. 4s, 1990.. 9G JVastern N. C. 1st 6?, C. 1911.. 102 RAILROAD STOCKS. Par. Atlantlc Coast Llucpfd.,.100 ... 100 At'.antlc Coast Line com...l00 6S Clics. and Ohlo_Nov.U'O 29 >'orfolk and Western con\..10o 66 R.. F. and P. Dlv. Oblig. ..10 1S5 395 R.. F. and P. 7 p. ct. guar. .100 ... 295 BANK AND TRUST CO STOCKS. Broad Streot Bank.25 ... 02 Biink of Richmond.100' 120 385 Bank of Richmond... 100 120 125 nnup lir*l N'atlonal . 100 210 JUrchants N'atlonal..160 500 ... : I^Etlonal'Baak of Va_'..300 140 ? Natlonal State Bank..... ..100 ... 375 Union Bank of Richmond.. 50 3S0 389 ? MISCELLANEOES. ? Amer. Tob. pfd. 6 p. ct_V>0 7C ? Ainorlcan Locomotive pfd. ... oo ... Arcer, Tob. 4 p. ct. bonde. ... 03Vi ... Anier. Tob. <i p. ct- bonds.. 93 102 North Blrmlngham L. Co.,.100 15 Old Dominlo:i S. S. Co.100 lt)0 11S A'a.-Car. Chom. pfd. S p. ct.lO"0 90 91",A Val-Carollna Choralcal com.inu 17 19" COTTON JIAItKKTS. NEW TORK, Fcbr.uary 4.?Tho cotton ruaiket waa hlsher to-day. closlng atcady ?t a net advanco of 11?1? points. Suloa were ? estlmatcd at 250,000 bales. Tho market _?pened steady at a riet d.;cllno of 1??3 points in rtsponae to ulsappointiiiK Ltverpopl cubles, 5>ut qulckly ateudled 011 cuverlng and thj liaht estimatos for to-morrow'a recclpts at th<: leading points. Ruslncss wns not ac? tlve. but thurc spemed tu bo less prcsauro ? o; long' cotton agalnst the market iluiii ior ?ome dave.. and,. prices ruled genernllv .sieady durin^thf mlddlo aesalou on covcrlng und buylnjr bj'liroknrs uredlted wlth operat 3ni: for lcadlng intcrcsts. ln the afternoon thtro wus qult-:- a sharp advanco ort ro 3J0I-U. of steadler Inteiior tuaikets, und ut ?jiu- tima March soltl nt 11.17 and May it 13.18. or 1S5?2C points net hlgher. The eiose was 5 or d poluts off from tho best un dei reallxlng. Many local ? traders falt the bulge was the rt-sult of covrrtng. nnd there - waj tomc selllng on a scalo up. xhc theivy ?was that tho market would react us soon ns the ehort Interest was rednced but the rc ,..i?crU of firmer Southern raarkcts aeomed to 00 enoouraglng tomo bull support. Offlclal j.-advlces recelved early reponed Southern matkets linehangcd to ',0 hlgher New . OilcntjE ruled flrra durlng U10 aftci'iioon,* but e?n few orders to tho local market Recelpts ut the ports to-dav ?etv. 45 ul-i -hftles agnlnst S4.D00 last week and u'IS7.1 -? lutt. year. For tho wce k240.U90 ii'ila, ? apulnst 287.981 last week MU] :50 71S last year. To-duy's recelpts at New Orleans H.9S4 bales uaainst 1S.S6 last J'ear atid at Bouston 14.711 bales agalns; 23,5,40 In"r ' yonr. ' -(;ottorr- futur'os opened nnd elosed ateadv ^, . OlJO". Hlnh. I...W C|0Se February . u.uil n.ui) 10.99 i''arch .10.97 11.17 10.97 1110 , rtWU . 11.09 11.09 l.n - lla.v.10.91 11.IS lO.'.-S 11 1" Jui?.. ll'(,7 ?'ely ...10.7 1 10.97 10 74 lnV> A'ucusi .10.71, 10.71 1O.0S la'?,") IJ&W ,.30.21 10.25 10.17 10.21 ?l>t edr.ber --:-10.00 . iq.14 Spot Ci.lton closcd qulvt, 20 points higlur jiilOdlhiK uplauds, U.S5; mlddllnx. guli 3-'.10; no .-.!!?..-,. Cotton. qulet; mlddlltig. n,S5; gross r^ cclitB. 100 bales; atoek, 12^419 balus. ?'- -j-T"1."^ l,u-lIa>* '?' a" ports?Not iftoelpts *o oas baicnj c-Nport 10 (Jreat Brltulii, 1.0': bales; 10 France, 321 bales; u. tho Contl ner-t. l.u.i;: bales; ntock. f:3C,800 bales. ?,ir'.',^ut"J,auM al a" Perts?Net locelpts 115..31 bales; expost 10 Oreat Brltain, 46.611 j,('i.t;:-3,?7s bZ?*' "i:1 ba!eii; '" th0 Co,uI 'J'ctal biiico Sentcmber 1st at nlt portg Jiriinin, j.jjo.3^ balob: to France. 004,C5 naies; to tn,. t'untinent. 2,177,iiSS bules- i< _ Jar.cn, 13C.01S bales: to Moxlco, l.->Ti> bales TCN?-lVs,(?,r;IjEAN'' ~^~ F^ri,ary 4.-COT ^"S ^^-0"^ t^o^ i .;? 10 ..iri\?. i ktc was verv HtH.-. .-i.. 1 'uiurte opaned qul?i und UX ,?^UilXt* , w, vU .(ui.t nin, btejijy,, unehunsec "ThomasBranch -'& Go. (Ettabli?h.:<i is;s. MEWBERS ? Kew York Stock Exchange, ?? New. York Cotton Exchange FRIVATE WIRES TO PRINGIPAU MARKETS Investmcnt Securities. OFFICIAL RANGE AND SALE OF STOCKS IN NEW YORK. By Thomas Branch 6c Co., Bankers and Brokers. COTi 01%. n27i 37% cn% 113% 60% Open, Tllgh. 'Low. SALE9: .\lll!--C!i;utu>..r.-. AlUa-Chalmers, pfd... 10,500 Amolgnmatcd Coppor Amerlcan Can . 835 Amorlcan C&n. pfd. 49'i OOOAmer. Cf.r ?nd Foundry. 20% lon Amor. Car nnd Foiin., pfd $0 200 Amorlcan Cotton 011. 10<> AnittriciLii booomotlve.... Amcr. L-ocomotlvo. pfd.. 11,610 Amerlcan Smolting . 300 Anlerican Sugar . Amerlcan Tobacco, coml ... Amorlcan Tobacco, pfd. 000 Awiconda Coppor . 32V4 2.100 Atehlson . 71% 300 Atchlson. pfcl. 80vs 2<) Atlantlc CoaBt Llne. 70 >i"0 Baltlmore nnd Olilo. J3% ti.Too rsrooklyn Rapld Translt. -ic 2."0 Canadlaii T'nclflc ....,.1R1 1CO Chcunpeake and Ohlo. 20H 000 Chlcago G-cat Westorn.. 1% 5,250 Chl? Mll. and SL Paul... 311U Ch? M. and St. Paul. pfd ... Chlcago and Northwcst. Clov., C;n.. Clil. and Si, h ... 500 Colorado Puel and Iron.. 30% 1.200 Oolorado and Southern.. 24?4 SU0 Col. and South., Int pfd.. C2 200 Col. nnd South.. 2d pfd... 42M 100 Consolldated Oas . 0??4 220 Delawjro nnd Hudson.... 161% 100 Dlstlllers*'Sec. Cor. 32% Erlc ..?,... 300 Erle, 1st pfd. 31 100 Erle, 2d pfd. 22% 200 Genersl Electrlc . US% 1,320 Orcat Nortliorn, pfd.120 SOOGrtat NorUu-rn Ore ctfs. 52 200 IlllnolH Central . 126"6 450 Int. Metropolltan . S 0 IS Clofilng. Open Bld. AHkod.SAI.E8: 6% 600 Int. Motropolltan, pfd.. 20 200 Internatlonal Faper .... *a, 300 Int. Paper. pfd............ "I?s Louleville and Nashvlllo ... 5*4 000 Manhattan.180 Metro. Street Rallway.. 1.100 Mexlcnn Ccn*.ral. ?10O Mo.. Knn. ond Texas.... Mo., Kan. and Tex., pfd. S00 Mlssoun Paclfic . 300 Nash.. Chat. and St. ti. 1,000 Natlonal r.ead .'....'. 2,410 Now York Central. 100 X. V.. Ont. nnd Western Norfolk nnd Westorn. 10.J60 Northern Poclflc.121% 200 Paclflo Mall ..;....... 27 0,110 PennsylVanla .112 110 Pcople's Gag Hlgh. Low. 20?i m 60 18% 22% '?is 107% 33 .a 110 Pcople's Gag .r S5% 100 Pressed Steel Car. 20% . 2*3 Pressed SU-c\ Car, pfd.. 76% Hl.400 Readfng. 101% 160 Republlo Iron and Steol 16% 109 Ropublic I. and S., pfd., 68% 5,500 Rock T?Iand . 11%. 6.2O0 Rock Icland, pfd. 23% Ry. Steel Sprlng, pfd...; ... Sloss-Shoffleld. 2,000 Southern' Pnclfic. 73 ?M Southarn Rallway . 10% - 200 Southern Rallway, pfd., 32% 40 Standard Oil. 483 000 Texas Pacltlc . 10M SO.HOUnlon Poclflc .120% lOOUnlted Stiites Rubbor.. 21% 18,000 Unted States Stoel.'28% 8.0S0 Unlted States Steol, pfd 03 Va.-Car. Chemlcal . > Va.-Car. Cheinlcal, pfd.. ... 400 Wabash .-. 8% 200 Wabash. pfd.;.. 15U 100 Western' Unlon . 65% Total sales, 301,700 shares. Cloalng. J Bld. Aakcd. 21 22' 10% U m i)i 07% 03 129% J30U 10% bld. 18ft 19. 224? 22% r?i% oo 42">i 42% 106 112 38% 30 O0V4 ?6% 32% 33 00 00 124% 124% 26 27 112U l^W 55 H.H 20% 21 76 70 102 102% 16% 164 6SV4 68% 12% 12M 5SM |?% 72 76 38% 40 / 73 73% 10% , 10% 32% 32% 4So 400 18% 1?% 121 121% 21'4 22 28% 2S% 03% 03^ 17% 17% 00 03 8% 8% 15 15% 55 56 CLOSING BOND OUOTATIONS. O. S. rcfunding 2s, reglstered.lOJ'S V. $, rcfundlng 2s. coupon. 103*4 U S. 3s. reglstered. 100V. V S. 3s, coupon. 100% U. S. Naw 4s, reglstered. 118 V. S. Now 4j, coupon. 119Vs Amorlcan'Tobacco 4s.f^Ws Amerlcan Tobicoo 68. 10214 AUhlson general 4s. 99>i Atchlson adjustment 4s (bld>. 88 Alihlson conv. -ls. SR'4 Atchlson conv. 5s. 98 Atlontlc Coast Elno 4s (bld). 89 BUtlmore and Ohlo 4s. 1?1 Riiltlmore and Ohlo 3%s (n*kcd>. 93 Rrocklyn Rapld Tranelt convi 4s...,.>. "3 Cfitrnl of Oeorgla 6s. 100 Cintral of Georgla 1st Inc. (bld).... 62 Conlral of Georgla 3d tnc. (birt). 2* Chosapeako and Ohlo 4'.is (bld?. 101 CMcngo and Alton 3>Js (bld). tiO Chlcago, B. and Qulncy nc?* ls. 9?s Cbicugo, R. I. and Pac. R. R. 4s..... 59!, tj 1 polnt bclow the cIofc yesterday, ab serce of bulllcli actlvlty brlnglng about a somowhat lower market than that whlch was due on the cables. A scarclly of otter Ir.gs aftor tho opening eontrlbuted to an lmprovod couditlon of tuturcs,. although thtro was not sufflclont spoculntlon to war rcnt a eustalned ndvanco. Later tho small rccolpts at the Intorlor towns, togothor with an cstlmate of Ught rccolpts to-morrow at Now Orlcans and Houston steadlcd the mar? ket. and brouh'ht about an advance. Durlng tbft lato scsslon roports of actlvlty by thc buh cllo.no In New York brought stlll an> otlier advnnco In prices, and at tho closc, whlch was steady, tho actlve llst rangeil fiora MfiilT points abovo the closc yester? day Clo'slng blds. February. 11.00; March, 11 45': Aprll and Mny, 11.35; Juno und July, 11.24; October, 31.25. KICIIMOND I'nODUCE MAKKKT. POULTRY?E1VE. Tuikey gnbblors. 13 g 14 Turkcy hons.. "< <? J? Chlckens . H ? lu Ducks, lorge, young. 12 Ducks, emall, young. 30 Uens. 11 Rconters, plece. llve. 30 <0> 33 Ouineas, plece, llve. 28 @ 30 Gecse, plece. llve,. '0 df !>u DRESSED POULTRY?USDB.VWN. Turkey hens. IS Tuikey gobblers. 1? ? " IH-cks, cholce. H ?? ? Dutlts, falr to good. lt Cp '3 Chlckens. 13 9 }? Hens . " f " Gecse . ? ? ". Drawn poultry eells from l?i@2e. per id. moro than undvawn Undrawn pteforred. BUTTER. Cbolce famll/ packed.... 19 <8> 20 C'holce dulry packed. 19 & -0 Cbolco stoio packed. 1. <W ? Medlnm store, packod... Cholce yellow rollB. MlNOd rolls. Packlng . l0 EGOS. Crotes, nearby, fresh lald.. 21 Crstcs. othor scctions:... 22 Bsrrels und boxes. -0 @ '-1 Pipplns and winesaps... 3.50 @ 4.00 Fancy; pcr bbl. 3.00 ? 3.U Cholce, per libl. ??!?*(> W 2./5 Poor to falr, per bbl- 1.00 ffl 2.00 ORANC.ES?Fln., fancy... 1.75 & 2.00 GRAPEFRLMT?Per Uok.. 3 00 <<U> 4.00 I.KMONS?Maslna . S 25 fl> 4.00 rallfornla . -??<? & J-60 P1NEAPPLES?Kancy crt.. 2.00 ?/) 2.50 BI.ACK PBAS. 1.00 & 2.00 BbACKEYB PEAS? ?' :' No. I.' per bus.,7. 2.10 ? 2.20 No.;2,porbus. 1.90 ? 2.10 Cl.AT PEAS?Bushel. 1.90 9 2.00 MIXKD PEAS. l-^1 1* l-"* B1.ANS? Nnvy. N?. 1. whltc. 2.05 f ? "'H Common to cholce. 1.76 g 2-00 Mlxcd. per tas. l.So ? 1.76 Colored . 1.J5 & 1-J5 PCTATOES?Cholce. bus... li ?J 75 0^'10^'S?Yellow. bUB- 70 ? 75 CABBAGE?Danlsh . 11-00 @ 13.00 Florlda, per bbl. 2.50 it 3.00 CEJ.ERY? , l. , I'ancy, large. bunch- 05 ? ,a Cholco. bunch. 40 <ty ?0 TCiMATOBS? - . Fancy. per corrler. 2.u0 <u> 2,?? Cholce, per carrler. 3.50 ($ l.i.i BhETS?BBI.-crat? . 2.50 ?t 3.00 WAUXUTS?Per bus. 40 & 60 WHNfT KERNELS?Lb. S NEW YOUK PKODCCE MAKKET NEW YORK, February 4.?FI^OUR? Sitcady wlth bctter tnqulry. Rye Flour an< Mui'kwheat Flour?Steady. Cornmeal ani. Ryo?Flrm. U'heut?Spot flrm; No. 2 red Jl.uOVj el'evator. Optlons Hl<\ nex hlgher May $1.05',i; July. fl.01-3-tOc. Corn?Spo tlim; No. 2. ?9o. uluvaior. Optlons l%c. no lilgl.er. May. 70Vic.; July. CSTic. Oaif Spot flrm; mlxed. 54c. Bcef. LarU, Parl ftlit! Tallow?Steady. Turpentlne?Qulot a .Jitc. Pelroleum and Rusln?Steady. iilct? Flrm. Jlolusses?Quiot. Coffee i Spoi steady; Klo, No. 7, S'.ic; Santoa. >'< ti I. St?c.; mlld, steady; Cordova. fl%(8>13< 11 Fului'vs not uucbangod to 5 points hlghi" Sugur?R,u'Sv.'. steady; falr rctlning, ?3.-! II cer.trltugal. '?'t test; J3.'jr.; tnolMses suga 53.00; rellned steady. Ilimer?Flrm - an t] urchatiKed. Cltoose?Flrm and ur?,'iange( | Ecgb?ateady; wester, ani sputhbrn; llrat : 3fHe. Frelghts and Peanuts?Steady an . inichangi'd. Potntoeii?Qulot anil unctiani ed. Cabbuges?Dull aml vnchanged. Co; | torKecd Oll?Dull but Etwady on Ught oflVi j I Ingh. Prlme*crude, SlfVie,; prltuo suinmt . | }tr)low, 4u!-2c; uff sunimur yellow. t'j'u' I'ic l.gfod olf humim-i- yellow. 39ViSJ40tse.; prlm (j whltf. Iui;f43c.; prlmo \yltitcr yollow, tK'.i': CHICAGO GKAIN MARKET. CHICAGO. II.U. February 1.?Actlvo bu> Int by Bhorts ciiuind ?troiigH? to-duy ln tr. locul wheai inurkut, the Mny dellvory eali ln,; lUftllsc Corn, was up J4#%c. Om vur? l^fj l^c. hlgher. Provlslons wer ISVsQJOc. hlghor. Open. HlEh- Eow. Cloj. WHEAT? Clricago, R. I. nnd Pac. R. R. col. 5b.. 70 C. C. C. nnd St. V. gen. 4s (askcd).. 07',i Colorudo Industrlal 0s. aerlea A.... 44V4 Cclorado Mldland 4s (asked).... 62 ColoradjO und Southern 4a... ss'i Ctiba 6s (bld). 103',i Detiver nnd R|o Orando 4s.. !'5 Dlutlllers' Securltlo* 5s (bld). 71 Eric prlor Ilen is. 85 Erie Genernl 4s Cbld). 6S Hc<kihg Valley 4M,s. 102U Itter. Mct. 4Vis. OS'-j Jupan 4a. 793i Japan 4>,iB. certlflcates. 99?i Japan 4',iB. cortltlcntes. 2nd serles.... 87^ I.r.ulsvllle nnd Naah. Unlftod ls. 99 Menhattan consol gold 4s. 95'i Mtxican Centrul 4s. si?; Mcxican Central IstTnc. 1S% Mlnn. nnd St. Louls 4a (bld). 77 Mii-Mitirl. Kansas and Texas 4s. OiT',6 Mfsrourl, Kan. and Texas 2nds (bld-.. SO Nat'l R. R. of Mex, con. 4s (bld).,... 79 New' York Central gen 5s (bld). S9'4 I Whlskey. basls of hlgh wlnes, $1.35. Re 'ccipts?Wh'oat, 38.000 buahela; corn, 402.005 btahols; oats, 207,000 bushels. Butter? Maikct tlrm; creamerlos. 22?j>23c; dulrles. 21<5 29c. Eggs?Ea'sy; ut mark. casos In cludod, Sl'.i&'Zjtic; flrats. 23c; prlmo flrst?, I 24c; oxtras, 20c. Chccse?Steady at llft . 13c. RICHMOND GRAIX MARKET. Richmond, Va.. Febnniry 4, 190S. WHOL.ESALE QUOTATIONS ON 'CIIANOE. WHEAT? No. 2 red, Wcrn (car Iots)$1.03 No. 2 rcd.'Va. (car Iots).. 1.01 No. 3 red (car lota). 97 fp 1.00 Rtcamer (car lota-. 98 'in 1.00 Vlrglnia (bag Iots). 90 Q> 1.00 CORN? No. 2 whlto (ear lota).... & 61 No. :: whlte (car lota).... ifj 61 No. 2 mlxcd (ear lota).... ijj 61 No. 3 mlxcd (eur lota).... 60 Virglnla (bag lotB). 60 9 63 OATS? No. 2 mtxed (car Iots).... 53'i No. :; mlxed (car Iots)'.... f>2Vs No. 2 whlte (ear Iots)_ 56 No. " whlto (car lota-.... 54 U'lnter seed. 65 51 73 RYE? No. 2 (car Iots). #> 30 No. 3 (car luts).-. ft> 88 Virglnla, (bag lota). S3 CATTI/E MARKETS. CHICAOO. II,L., February 4_CATTLE? Rerelpts estlmntcd at about 5.500 head: Mar? ket steady to strong. Steers, $4.25? 6.25; slockers and fcedera. $firstname.lastname@example.org; v>wg, $3'a 4 75; helfers, $2.50?5.25: bulls. $3(3/1.50; calvcs, S3SJ7.00. Mogs?Recelpta cstlmated at about "tii.OOO head. Market stoady. Cliolce. heavy shlpplng. 54.40?4.47".; butch ers *4.35?4.47%; light. mixod. J4.25r(?4.jj; cl-olce. light. $4.25?.4.35; plgs. $3.75?4.l9; bulk of sales, P4.25<S;4.40. Sheop?Reooipta c3tlmated at about 12.000 hoad. Markit ateody to atrong. Shtep. $4.25iff5.50; lanus. i0.25S/:7.15; yearlings. $5.C05j'fi.25. NEW YORK. February 4.?REEVES?Ro celpts. 2.210 heud. Feellng steady. Sheop, selllng at 14c., drcssed welght; refrigorator beef ut OtiiJjO'ic. per pound. Calves?R_ celpta. 29S heud. Market steady. Veals, J6 <jtl..50; liaruyard nnd woatern ealves noml nal Sheop und Lambs?Recelpts, 4.1 S0 heud. Shecp. $4.50; lambs, $7.25??S.00; yearlings. $6.75. llogs?Recelpts, 5,210 huaJ. Market stoady. (Jood Stato hoga, $5.00. RICHMOND TOBACCO MARKET. Richmond, Va., February 4. 190S. Tobacco?Dark Stommlng nnd Brown New Jersey Central gen. 5s (bld)... 131J4 Northern Paclflc 4s. 100'* Northeru Paclllo 3s. "<* Ntrfolk and"Weatern con. 4s (bld).. 9C'S Oreaon Short Llno refundlng 4a. SST* Pcnnsylvanla conv. 3'is (nsked). 91 Rondlng Ooneral 4s. 95% St L. and.Iron Moun. con. Cs (bld).. 107'/i St. Louls and San .Franclsco fg. ls.. 72<i St. Louls Southwcsturn coi). 4s. 65 Sentoard Alr Llno is. 45 Sc.uthorn Paclno 4s. *1 Southern Par. 1st 4s, ctfs. (bld). 96 Hr.uthern Rallway 3s. S7'A Texas and, Paclflc lsts (bld). lll'i Toledo, St. LO, nnd Wostern 4a (bld). 70 Unlon Paclflc 4a.... 10O'4 Unlon Paclflc conv. 4s (bld). 86 Unlted. States Steel 2nd 5a. SOVi Wuhash lats (bld). 108 Wabash Deb. B (asked). 48 V/estorn Md. 4a. 62 Wheellng and Lake Eri'i 4s. 71 Wltconsln Central 4s (bld). 84 i.Smoked: .Under light recelpts tho mnrk?t ls strong and actlvo at prices quotwl. Brlphts: Unchanged, quiet but ilrm; llgh: rtcelpts. Sun-Cured: Recelpts light; mar? ket uctlvo at unchanged quotntlons. Tho quotntlona are as follows: DARK STEMMINO, NEW. (OIlvo and Brown.) Lugs .$ 6.00 @$ 7.f0 Short leaf.. S.00 & 10.00 Lcng leaf. 11.00 <8> 15.00 BROWN SMOKED, NEW. Lugs. 6.00 & 6.50 Shcrt leaf_. 7.00 ip 8:50 f,< ng leaf. 9.00 & 12.00 U'rappers . 10.00 @ 17.0J SUN-CURED, NEW. Lugs, common" to good. 5.60 <5> 7.00 Lugs. common to prlmo.... 7.00 ? 9.0) Shcrt leaf_. S.00 (2(10.(0 Lcng (caf. 10.00 @ 12.00 Wrnppcrs. 12.50 @ 40.00 MISCEIXANEOIS MAKKETS. 'i DRTGOOOS MARKET. NEW YORK, February 4.?Tho dry goods tnarket opened falrly actlvo to-day. A slow but steady lmpro\'em<'nt was shown ln tho Jctblng trade. Retalltrs are not nctlve btiy ers but are taklng a falr percentago af gfeds ordercd. There Is art Inerensc In trad Int, In weavlng ynms ln pomo houses. tl.cugh nothlng Itke a full tnovement hBs bo gun. Snbstantlal snles of flanncls to Chin-i are reported. but the general export trade ls quleter than a week aso. NAVAL STORES. WILMINGTON. N. C, February 4.?SPIR ITS TURPENTINE?Steady at 5lHc.: re ceipta, 6 casks. Rosln?Steady at $3.25; re? celpts. CS barrels. Tar?Recelpts. 8 bar? rels. Crude Turpontlne?Flrm ut' $2.25(11) 3.25; recelpts, nll. SAVANNAH. GA.. Fsbruarj 4.?TURPEN? TINE?Flnn ut 52c.: sales. 203 casks; re? celpts. 311 casks: shlpmenta, 70 casks. I<o*ln?Flrm; sales. S03 barrels; recelpts. 3.471 barrels: shlpmants, 267" barrels; sto'k, 9.',664 barrels. JtARINE INTELLIGENCE. PORT OF RICHMOND. FEB. 4, 1908. ARRIVED. Steamer Berkeley, Sholly. Norfolk. mor chundlHa and passengers, Old Dotnlnlnn Llno. Steamsv Mob.tnrk, Graves, Norfolk and .lomes Rlver landlngs. morehandlse nnd pas seiigora. Vlrgtnla Navlgatlon Company. Barge Wurwlck, Roed, Baltlmoro, coal, S A. Ellison & Co. SAILED. Steamer Berkeley, Shelly. ? Norfolk, mer? ehandlse and passengers, Old Dominlon Llne. In the Political Whirl ALDERMAX DABNEY, of Madlson Ward, who has been electcd b'us.Iness manager of the Chamj ber of Commerce, denled em phatically ycslerday that ho would re main on the Board until the explratipn of hls term. "When I was elected by the. ohambcr," bo sald, ' "I announced that I would resign from the Board in February. I have no Idea of recon 3iderlng." Notwithstandlng Mr. Dab ney's plaln and dlrect statement, made a few weeks ago, the politiclans are trylng to convey the Impression that he will not surrender his seat. Hfs ut'terence yestcrday leaves no doubt.dn that questlon, however. MtMnbers of the Loe Ward delega tlon have not agreed upon a successdr to Mr. James 13. Oannon, who rcslgned from the Common Councll ori Monday nlght. "We hav.a more good cltlzohs in Leo than in any other wavd,'"said a member of tho delt gatlon, "and yet It ts tho most dUtUult thingln the wnrld to persuade them to come intb Councll." Mr. ,T. m. Atklnson, of the Kichm'ond Hotel. will probably announce hlm aolf a candldate for the Common Coun? cll from Madisori Ward, wherc he is widely Unown. Though ?o date has been flxed for the munlelpal prlniary, Chalrman Doherty. of the Clty Demoeratic Cdm niltteo. aald yesterday thut he thought it would be iiiipractlcable to hold the eloctlon In March. Thls matter will be decliled when It ls Unown when the ?.j State conventton will he.held, so that .gjdelegates rnay be .named along wlth e | muniolpal candldates. Thojprimary in j litOG was on Aprll 26th. ,. Conncilman Davld Meade Whlte, 7^1 (leWgnatecl ori the waj,eiKlog at the S j treaaur>\ and one of the ablest m'eriv j bers ln tho lowor brnnoh, will not be ,, ' u candldate for ro-electlon. A)though "'j hla frlends have urgeel hlm to stand for j nnother teym; he has decllned, hla de \i ? olajqn belng unalterable. On* of .Mr. *? White's colleagues sald yesterday that ?* ! ha was "as srnar.t as a rat". whlch is ; much of a compllmeut. Hls habit of ? npklrff pertlnent nue-t|ons whllo some i momher la on lil.-i feet has frectuently I turnpd the vute. thu inqulrlcm' boing so I tllr^ct that Mr. Whlto presents a s.trong | potnt without maklng a spoech. When tho rcuort of the Commlttef | on I,lght ls presenterl to tho Common i , Councll to-morrow nlght the (lueatlon ? '(>( red.ucing th.j gus rute will brtug on i;,a warm eontest, for thoro are mem "? i bei;.s who will inaist upon a, lowoi ,(>; | k-cale than 00 centi per 1,000. ciibic feot t-j ln ordlnary tlmos thls, uyoposlttoi i\. j tn*g''t not go througb, but the sprlng o. | cantpalgp is enmlhg on, and,. -s u prac ",'; ; tlcal guni'itntcft of aoino reduotlon. ;;'. j Mcmueis of ' the two bvanciioa uri not havlng much to say about the pro posed amendment to Section 823 of the Code, whlch Wlll prohiblt Coun cllmen from acceptlng- subcontracta from tlie city. it ls out of thelr hands, howevor. The passage of the amend? ment wlll take a lot.of buslness away from them. Although the alr has been fllled wlth rumors, an Inveatigatlon shows that thc saloon people are taking practical? ly no part ln the contest for Mayor. thls ufatement being-- made- by men farniliar with ltquor and.political con d.tlops. Mayor McCarthy and Judge Rlchardson havo g'lv'en no hlnt as to when they wlll Ixgln an actlve cam? palgn. They are waltlng for somethlng to happen. When the ftght beglns. however, It wlll be warrri enough to sult the fancy of the most oxcitable. Heard and Seen in Public Places <<\17 7lIY can't the newspapers let . yy President . Roosevelt. alone ? ?'. in thls questlori of a thlrd t'orm?" askeri a promlnent Virginia Re? publlcan at Murphy's last night. "it seems to mu that hls declaratlon' shoulrt be siiCflclent, and yat they are parad Ing it. When Clark How.ell was rtm nlng for Governor of Geqrgla a year or two ago hls t'rionds Jumpod at tho ld?ja that J-Ioke Smith would be the oasleat man to beut, and they agreed that IC ho would como lnto the raeo the others would mtiy out and Howell would got away wlth the goods. Well, thfly dragged Snilth ln. The eampatKn p.ropcr lastad for nearly two years, und when It mrae to a showdown, Smltli had swept the cntire. State. and w.?s eloeted by an overwhelnilng majorlty. Thls, of courso. is not germano to .the presldentlal contest,-but-'youaee tho polnt I am drivlng at. If theso R? publicans don't let tbe President alune &tocU jBroftertf . T. kTng & CO. llll E. Mulu St.. BlcUmond, Va. STOCKS, GRAIN, COTTON. PROVISIONS PAST VltlVAT^ WIHKB. XEW YORK, CHICMiO. Ihpfi-lttl iiuemion glven imt-of-lowunccuuutn. . he-wlll get'mad. come Into the raco .ln ' splte of every.thiiig, and- bo- nominated. i And if he is nominatcd tho rest'wlll bo i just aa easy." "Thero, would bo less recourse to that old?: threadbaro insanlty plea ln the South If our judges would proflt by the gbod example aet byJustice Dov.-l ing ln the' Thaw caae, and aend a few of these.' 'InBane' prlsoncrs to. the asylum," remarked a Richmond. law yer who . was dlscusslng. , murder trlals with a party of frlends at rhe Jefferson yesterday. ;."df courso, they nilght be released in short order, My own Idea ,1s! that once a man la in sane tho trace is always'wlth hlm, and lf that plea can aave hlm from tho gal lows or tlio penitentiary lie'ouglit not be turnad'loose ln any communlty. ln tho flrst place, I don't put raucli falth in that llne of defense,. yet it staiula to reaaon that If it la the penitentiary or the mudhouse lt would have a, rteter rent offoct upon crlme. .Thls whola sale shootlng must stop somewheru. When we rtach that stage whfcre we will give a prlaoner an indeflnato torm ln an asylum. you will see a re nmrkable change ln sentlment and a greatcr desire to thlnk a saoond tlmu before we shoot." "Tho. An!,l-Saloon i,eagne and the prohlbltlonlsts aro blrds of a featb/er." aaid a Washlngton man ut tho Lextng. tlon, "and don't uhderstand n?e to aa lacklng ln resprct for thoso good poo ple. So far as that goes 1 am one my aolf. But did lt evcr occur td you that whllo tho temperance wuve ia awoeplng over the. groater part of the country, there la no attompt ipiuU. to.oleut' a j Prosldent of tho. Unlted Utalos .'on-.ii It'truight nruhibitlQii tlvkct,? Of course, wo rfituetnher tho poUtleallv.'. !?mer.ted iOr, Swaliow, l dld not vota for ?lm bo On Local Markets Tobacco. As a result of tho v'ery cold and unfavor ablc weather. none of tho wareWuses had salco yesterday. A good many hogsheads were ahlpped ln and deposltcd on the floors, biu no wagons were seen on the sllp. Few of the farmors who haul here have less than tnenty mlles to come. nnd thereforo .rathor thai. cxpose themselvcs and thelr teamj they aro wllling to'r'un tho smnll rlsk of gettlng pcorcr prices after the weather Is ^rarmer. Grnln and Feed. Apathy unusual for thls s^ason of the yeai provalls on the feed and graln rnaikete. Oats and mlll foeds rcmaln tirm. but hay. w-hloh should rlso wlth thc cold weather, ls ueaker. Thero Is llttlo buslness on tho gralu oxchonge. Prod uce. Turkcys and chicknns are brlnglng very satlsfactory prices. and few of jclther are beipg rccelved on the markets. Eggs aro flrm, but not hlgh. and a falr supply la be ln* recclved. There Is llttle or no trade In vegetablos on account of unfavorablo weather condltlon*. Tho genoral tone of tho market ls dull. Daily Court Record Clrcult Court. Attachment docketed yesterday: R. W. Hendrlck vs. J. H. KItchcn. for $10S. Caso set for to-day: Howard C. Johnson vs. Statc Bank of Chlcago, recelvcr. Lniv nnd Eqnlty Court. S'ult e'ntered: Wllllam B. Plckels vs. John L. VMIller, for $400. .Tury vorfllhts yesterday: W. F. Mc Coy vs. Hotel Allen. $152.15 for plaln tiff; I. M. Falk vs. Hotel Allen. $117 for plaintlff: Antletam Paper Company ys. Tayior & Tnvjor Prlnting Company, JS7.07 for plaintlff. Cluuiccry Court. Quallficnt'ons: Mrs. Emma J. Rey nolds as cxccutrlx of J. S. Reynolds. Carrio Auffustus as executrix o. Frank L. Augustus. Benjamln K. Garrett ns adminlstra tor of Mrs. Maggle A. Garrett Henry F. W. Southern as admlnis trator of Barton Haxall. All estates small. NEW VIRGINIA CONCERNS The Stato Corporatlon Commfsslon has Issued the followlng charters: The Stanford Steel Range Corrmany. Incorporated. Norfolk: George T. Tllloy. president: C. T. Roblnson, vlce-presl dent; J. P. Jackson. secretary?all of Norfolk. Capltal?maxlmum. SlfiO.noo; mlnlmum, $36,000. Objects. manufac turlng stoves and ranges. York Street Companv, Incorporated. Norfolk, Va.; H. L. Smlth, president: C. O. Wren, vlce-presldent; H. Garrett Smlth, secretany; R. R. Hlcks. treas urer?all of Norfolk. Capltal?maxl? mum, $25,000; mlnlmum, $25,000. Ob? jects. to do a real estate buslness. Stewart Fru't Company, of Newport Nows, Incoporated, Newport News, Va.; Davld P. Stewart. president, Ualtlmore. Md.; Henry 31. Thompson, vlce-presl? dent, Baltlmore. Md..- TCdward M. Huff man, secretary, Newport News. Va.; Marvln S. Llewellyn, trensurer, Newport News, Va. Capltal?maximum, $25,000; mlnlmum, $5,000. Objects, u wtiolesale commlsslon buslness, dealer In foreign and domestlc fruits, llve stock and produce. PannlU Palnt Manufacturlng. Corpo? ratlon, Norfolk; .Vy". G. Davls, president. Norfolk; H. B, Pannlll, vlce-presldent and general manager, Petersburg; J. H. Johnston, secretary and treasurer, Norfolk. Capltal?maxlmum, $25,000; mlnlmum, $9,000. Objects, to manufac turo and sell palnts of all klnds. BOY KAL.LS ON ll.UUI WIIIE , ? AND IS DA11LV CtfT VV. [Special to Tho T mes-Dlspatcb.] NORFOLK, VA.,' February 4t? Whllo tattemptlng to scale a barbed wire 1 fenco at the Seaboard'AIr Llne Wharf, j Port^mouth. thls mornlng. Joe. Smlth, a schoolUad, lost hls foot and fell, and becomlng caught ln the barbs..was so verely .cut about the face and hands. One of hls cheeks was spllt open by a barb. finantUA. ;ffoanctol. $ (rtartctel. Unexcelled Facilities EVERY ADVANTAGE for thevprompt ancf accurate transaction of business accounts; every iacility for malcing and developing.business interests is offered by the Bank of Richmond. Its Branches are conveniently located in various ?ections of the city for the accommodation of its patrons.' ? ? 3?fo Interest Paid on Savings Accounts. Bank of Richmond, Ninth and Main Streets. FIRST NATIONAL BANK, ItlCHMOXn, VA. CAPITAL,.$1,000,000.00 SURPLUS, ...... $ 700,000.00 TOTAL RESOURCES . . $9,000,000.00 ACCOUNTS OF ALL CLASSES INVITED JOHN B PURCELL. President. JOHN M. M1LLER. Jr., Vlc?-Pres. and Cashler. CHAS. R. BURNETT, Asslstant Cashler. J. C. JOPLIN, Asslstant Cashler. W. P. SHELTON, Asslstant Cashler. , ALEX. F. RVLAND. Asslstant Coshlor. A Savings Department for the Thrifty ACTIVE ACCOUNTS OF INDIVIDUALS. FIRMS, CORPORATIONS SOLICITED. Commercial'Paper Discounted and Loans Made on Negoliablc Sccuritiei National State Bank 1111 BAST MA1N STREET. RICIIMOND. - - - V1RGINIA 1NTEREST PA1D ON SAVINGS DEPOSITS. PENN-WYOMING COPPER STOCK We execute bdth buying and selling orders in this stock on the New York and Boston Curb markets. SWASEY & COMPANY, Bankers and Brokera, 25 BROAD STREET, NEW YORK. Strictly Cominission. Bank of Commerce and Trusts, OTH AND MAI>* STBEETS. CAPITAL, - $200,000.00 Depository for the Stato of Ylrglnla nnd Clty of"" Richmond. Sollclta accounts of Indlvlduala, flrms and corporatlom. 3 per cent. lntere?t allowed on aavlnga aceoNints. OLIVBR J. SANDS, Pres. A. R. HOLLADAV, V.-Pras CHAS. A. PBPLB. Sec'y. cause I believe we ahould koep out of politlcs. Gettlng'lnto It has been one of the stumbllhg blocks in the way of the cauae,-although not a few office seek'ers use its good work for their dwn advancemont. .It'seems to me that if we can put llquor beyond the reach of the masses we will have won the regnrd of, our Master, but when we'ut tempt|tomix pojitics and red llquor the thlng falls and hurts the cause." "WUh a population of S0,000,000 or 00,000,000 we haturally .thlnk th>J Unlted States ia a big country," sald N. M. Martin, of Balumore. at the Jef I foraon, "but that looks mighty small along wlth the llgures whlch show i that there are 20,000,000 widows In ; India. Ever slnce I saw .the flgures I | have been curious to know why.-* Tho I records show that mllllons of peoplo over there are killed ev?ry year by i^nakes, whlch' la atrange. enough, but j'what puzzlea me 18 tho widows. How i.eome? They ought to ta^e advantago of Ioap year, provided they know.any thing about it. Then, too, Just thlnk wliat they could ,do to tho penslon fund, If there was one avallable. If thero ! uro 26,000^000 widows ln Indhv aa the I flgures Indlcate, somebody ahould talw the troublo to explaln, for however l lar'ge that country may be lt is Indaed rJuiai'kable that the nuinber should bo so-'great.' Jrerhaps they have a systom I of plural marrlage, and if you turn | out a bqnch bf widows tnstead of one I'ua olvlltze.d .people do when they. dle, I the atatlstics may not be so atartllng after all. But lt pasaes me." THE TRIaL* OF UOY IIAI.E. WlUPlend Xot Gnllty, nn?l Grcut tcgal UHttie Exneotcrt. [Speclal to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.] BRISTOIj, VA., February "<?.??When the case or the Stato agalnst Boy Hale, charged wlth the murder of Irby'Oa lyls, waa called ln the. Clrcult Court at IJonosboro, Tenn., to-day, both stdoa 'aunouneed ready to otitor lnto tho trial, jJndgo-Tylor illrected tho 'sherlff to Ismumon a venlro of a hundred won. i The Jury will be ampuneled-to-morrow. ! Tho sontlmenl nKitlnxt Uale ls auld tp ; liii strong in tho ooiint.v, nnd diffli. ctilty lir gettlng a jury lt<antlclpatcd,. IA. K. J/)lmson nnd Bamuai Klrknat mmm NflTIOM MM CAPITAL AND SURPLUS PROriTS 4575,000.00 WhyYouShouId Deposit Your Money With This Bank Evcry director of a Natlonai Bank ls requlred by law to own a substantlal amount of stock. and ls forbldden to hy pothecate it. A largo portlon of the Capl? tal Stock of thls Bank. ls owned by the dlrectors, and they,. therefore. Jiavo a persqnal ? lntero.n ln the buslness whlch they dlrect. WtPAY3% 0NSAVIN65DEP0SITS Money to Loan Life Insurance Co. of Virginia on desirably located buslness or resldertcn property. For'tarms and condltlons call o t or addrees Mr. J. T. Lawrence, UOMR OFFICE, RICHMOXD. VA. trlck havo hcen retttlnod to defend Hale.s jA flevce logal buttlu ih expected. Walo [wlll inako tho plu of not gullty, nnd' juxpoctsto put tii<> burdeu of tho proof Iqu th? urasucuticiK- , ..