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REVIEWS WORK OF YEAR In Annual Message to City Council Chief Execu tive Shows City's Financial and Commercial Stand ing?Consolidation With Man? chester Highly Indorsed. To the Honorable Council of the City of Itli'hniond: | Cfiitlr-iiirii,?t havo tlio honor to trnnsmlt hcrewlth tho nniiunt reports of tlio hends of di-p.rtmcntR of the elly Kovornmont, and rospcet.ully submlt tho followlng Kcnorat .tatemont of thc situatlon nnd conditlon of tli. city ln rclatlon to lis sovcrnment, llnances aiid improvem. nt?. wlth such roc emmt-nd-Mon. aa. ln in>' Judgment, wlll bc for thc hrat intoropls of thc clty. It lin. b'-r-n my eonstnnt endenvor to ox rii-lro a -atchful suporvlslon over tlie con-, durt of nll tho <>m.-cri< nnd employes of tho : citv durlnj? tho past yi?nr, niul ll rIvcs nia plr-nauro to say tliat they have been fcen- I rralh- .MHlifttI niul cfflrlrnl ln the dls- i rliarpo of thelr r.spootlvc dulles. Tho few I who liavc been found Ineffi.lrint or nnelleont i Jiavo b?"-n dischnrcod or admonlshod. hut i ?those derellctlons have be.cli exc?ptlons to 1 tho itenora! rulo of conducl. Mlstakcs havo i Mtocn madc and thrrc has been some rxtr.iv- i ORsnce and wast.; whleli wlll bc Riiardcd 1 .-i_aiii. t ln fiiture as far as posslble, but 110 i fraud or corruptlon on tholr part haa been i hroiiRlu to m.v attontlom Thc aovernl do- ; panments nre worklnR In iinrmony, und i zealouslv co-operatlng: to advnn.o tlie Inlor- j ( tat of tiie clty. j ?' I*ro>?p?Toii?i Your. ' . Tho : .ar 1909 haa beon ln many rospcets | < the mo.?t prosporous year In th? history of f thc city. By tho favor of a honl.n I'rovl- | ' d'.-nce wc haw been preserved from tha < _ , ralnmltlcs o( pealllrnce, fire. tnmlne nnd - fiood. and, although somo of our most use- J ful and ptiblic-splrlted citizons liavo pnssod < away, tho death ralo has been lowcrcd, nnd ' general conditlons as to health have much;)1 improved. ? Our popnlation has inerensed: magnlflcent I ' public and commercial bulldliiRS havo been ' ? erected and enla.sed: thc Hlsh School V Xulldliijc has beon dedlcated; public work. n have beon completod; clear water has been ? obtained: hundreds of resldcnces havjo r FpruiiR np in nll parts of tho city: new J atfiots and scctions havo been opened nnd l' imriroved. -nnd ta.nble. values havo lncreas- , l ed savcral million of dollars. Our mahufftc-l torics and business cnterprlscs have been in | netlvo operatlons. and artisans nnd laborers havo found prolltable employmcnt. No ills-M lurbnncc-s have broken thc harmony, but * all classes of our cltl.ens have co-opcratcd t to promotc tho general wclfarc. ' The numerous conventlons whlch havo as- n .cmbled ln our city havo brouRht Itlchmond ? promlnently Into notloe; nnd business, odu- < callhnal, sanitnry, charltablo nnd phllan- < throplc entorprises havo been sllmulaied and < ii'.augurated. ' Growth of Clty. The growth nnd prosperlty or our clty 1 along copimcrclnl nnd Industrial llnes may be best lllugtrntcil by thc followlng ll_urca 1 taken from tho ruost oxcollcnl annual report i of F. D. Willlains, Kso... president of the i Chamber of Commorce, which it is thought I proper to insert: I 1909. Increase. i Capital In business.5 _l.llf.007 $ _,S67.7.f>3 >Co. of hands cmployed. 31,335 2.SM Annual sales. S3,3-4,.-_ 3,.-,76,SS0 Capital in .iobbing tradc.$ VJ.71S.250 $ -US.47. Anuual ralc?. r.?.OIO,42.-. _.4S.-.-?< ltank cleariiigs.$361.-0.1.17 $62,674.-3. Bank deposit. _S,-43,-0O t,Tr..ni; Bank loan*. 3-.iJ3.9Kj 7.-70,9-1 Bank capital and surplus U,M7,S3_ 330,727 Fost-offiec receipts. 6:;t..0_ 8S.-77 Building operatlons. _.7,74.S12 403.3S1 Co-Operation of Clmmber. lt has been a source of iira.tlfication to Vn.-v Uv.it the rrlations betwcen tlie several ilop.rtnuiils of tho city govornment and .uslnet-s or-anlzatinns of tho eiiy. nnd e.-pe clalty wlth the Chamber of ConvmoTCc, havo been of th. most cordtai nature, nnd tho ro-opetatlon of theso orKonl.atlons has beon tnvaluable in thc promotlon of the general , pro.perity. 'fht flnancial conditlon of the city ls ono'; of much importanc-, and to il I invite your! attentlon and clo.e scrutiny". Thc present! .nterest-bcaring tlebt nr the clty 1h 510,706. 4i?. an increase of $1.1.-,"-9.",0 during thn year. Tho assets of the slnklng fund aio .l.Si'O.lSI.Si", showlng an Increaso of $S3..S..S0. Tho total receipts from all sources, including receipts from sale of bonds. have boen.$l,100.1.",6 21 To whlch add balance January 31, 1903 . 469.61S.2 Total .$1.6.9,Si>l 1", Deducl cross entries. bills I and taxes rcfunded? 126,-$- .3 And cash on hand Jan tiarv 31, 1910.;.... 1.41S.UM Sl ! -?-1,3H,6S< 071 Thls shows the total sum cx? pended during tho year.$3,053,117 36 JIow thc Moilry (Jors. j Thls sum was cxpended a.? follows: j Interest and rcdcmptlon.t .'K697 S0 i Acqulsltlon and Im? provement of properly. 777.7C3 33 : KtreetB. sewcrs. etc. 4.3,540 33 ji Mnlntenance of school... --'7,."is 74 j c Maintenancc of Gas De- j I partment .:. .10,179 19 I .lalntcnunce of Fire Do- ! ! partment a.,.-. . 14C033 09 h Maintenancc _ of ? .-.""Olico j I Dcparttllenr""*.."..,. 145.371 S3 c Jlalntenance oi" Ptreet Cfcaning, etc. 107,630 :l Jlalntenance of Grounds and Buildinss. 70,153 36 Jtalntcnance of Water .op.rtment . G-.46S 16 >fa!ntenanco of Poor nnd rharitable Instliutions. 61,930 46 Falarles and pay of .ftid.rs . 55,544 to i;iertrlc llghts. -1S,C_0 __ Jilaintenance of Health Department . 31,613 12 Atsessnient and collec? tlon of taxes. 22,916 45 Courts and Juries. l.'.'.'lfi S7 Maintenancc of come terles . 11,772 26 Judgmcnts . S.230 l(i Maintenancc of Markets. s.190 46 jrilltar}? . 4.00. C0 All other purposes. 43.'_fK) SU - ?S,0S4,117 30 lt will be noted from the n-bov. state. munt that of thc total amount dlsbursed ihe sum of $1,201,243.86 has boen cxpended ln the acqulsition of property and iu tho improvement of gtraets, etc. Kecelpts Increa.c. Thc followlng tablo gives o summary of' receipts from the varlous departments, ajul fhows thc Increase and dccrea.c during tlio year: 1909. 190S. Taxes and licenses..J1,777,31S 7.1 $1,700,065 43 Gas Department. 376.C37 17 _.V7.911 61 tVater Department.. "10,-tn 2. 204,636 14 60.109 0: 19,091 S3 8,412 00 1_,360 02 S.ltl 30 906 93 S3.MS 9. Totals .f..Satt,SSt'21 *-.41S,Ot>0 00 Bonds IttKU-d, The incraase In the lntcrost-bearing delit of tho city is iluo to the fact tliat tiurlns tho past year 4 per cent. bondtr to tha amdunt of $1,500,000 wero iBsucd ln order to cumplctc feliool bulldlngs and to provldo r jund for a general system of sowora-C, Thia measure- was dcemed absolutely nueo. aury, partlcularly ns a lionlih measure. R.\. perioiico has deinoii-lrainl tllu fact tliut nothing ix more conduclva to hculiii thun jiorfect seweiago wlth an umplc walor sup. ply. Thc coiiEtrucllon of seweis also pro Not ft Miik Trust The Orlginal and Genuin. HORLICK'S MALTED miLK Thi Food Drlnkfor All Agn. iForIrif*nti,Invalidi,andGrwving children. PureNutrition.upbuildiDg the whole body, Invigoratesthenursingmothcrand the aged. Ricn milk, malted grain, in powder form. A qoick luncb prepared ia ? ninute. Tiki m ?abftitute. Atk for HORLICK'S. Others are imitation$. lr.otos bullillnir nporntlons, and t licrcby urldj to thc tnxable values. AA'lilln tbe rovonues dorlved from aewera wlll not at thla tlmo pay Interest on tlio coal of constructlon, Is conllileiitly belleved thnt they wlll aoou Increase nnd ultlninlcly provldo a fund for llio retirement of theso bonds nt maturlly. .Venrlug ltontl I.tmlt. 1 deslre tn cnll your ntfcntlon to the fact ilmi tlio prcsoiil boiittod liidcblednesn of tbo clty hns now nbout reache,] tho llmlt pre pcrlbod by the i.'enstltutlon nnd charter of llio clty. Tlio e'lty Attorney hns glven ns his oplnton ihnl tho nmotint ln tho slnklng fund may bo lawfullj- rlcductcd from Iho total Indebt otlnoss ln tho nscertalnmont of thc Intcrest benring obllgatlona of the clty, and hla iplnlon scctn to bo fully supported by tho Jccigiona cltcd. but thls pnrllcttlar questlon tias not beon aeljudlcatod by tho courts of thls State, and It would bo tmwlsn to dls rcgard tbo Inblbltlon of tho Constitutlon by tbo Issunnco of bonds in excess of tho llmlt preserlbed. Tbero Is another consld :rntion relutlng to thls subjret worthy ot your nttentlon. Durlng the past year, as jbown nbovo, Iho clty paid tho aum .of 359s, OT.SO for Inte-rest anel rodompUon, nnd thls J? imotint wlll bo Incroasoel thla year to $618,- *' lOO.OS. Thls is n flxed chargo and wlll con Iniie for several ycars, although not an ither bond may bc Issucd, as but T-w bonds vlli maluro until 1920. To discharge thls debt wlll tako nearly ."> per cent. of tbo currcnt rovenues of thn Ity, siii'l, ns tbo expenses ot thc several Iipartments lncroasc wlth tho growth of he clty, but llttle wlll bc left for tbo Im ? rovenicnts of streets and tho cxtenslon of iir school aystem. It ls proper, however, o say ln thls conneevtlon, that whllo tho onded Indebtcdness la-'largo, tho clty has nnglblc nssot8 valued nt nearly doublo tho mount of its ubllgatlons, and llvo nsaets, r rcvcnue-protluclng utllltles which could eadlly be convorted Into money aufflcient 0 pay every dollar of lndebtednesB.. lt is cllovod that tho reassessmcnl ot> real es ato to bo made thls yonr wlll show an ln rt-aso In values of nearly $10,000,000. Collccllon of Taxes. I agaln call altentlon to tho fact that hero should bo nn ordlnance requlrlng tbo .'olloctors ot Taxes to report annually, not inly the amounts or monoy collcctecl, but be amounts of the dellncjucnt bllls'for roal fj md personal taxes. No ono cun now nsccr- t| Hln tho amount dcllnqucnt without much jj lifflculty. It ls not suggested that thoao lellnquent tnxca be carrled as agscta ot tho j^I ?Ity, stlll thc amount should bo reportcd n orilc-r tliat some measure may bo dovlseel or thelr collccllon before such collccllon jarrvd by tho Btatuto of llmltatlon. The report of tbe Commissloner of tho Revenue shows an lncreaso ln tho assess meiit of ?r,l"_>.t>_3 upon new bulldlngs oroctocl Jurlng tbe ycur, and of $64.SSfi on persomil property. or* a total of $1,470,922 ln tnxable values. The IneieBso in ileonso taxes imounlcr] to J3.5S0.SS. Thc prcacnt taxablo ' values of real estato aro $60,140,7X4 anel of personal property S4S.5...9S2; lotal $10$,603.716. Tbe rnlio of thc asscssmont of personal property to renl estato Is about M).6 per cent. 1'blB is largely nbove tne general tiveragj of other citles, and ls nn cvldcncc of the integrtty of our peoplo as well as ot Ihe vlgllance nnd falthfulncss of thoso charged wlth tbe o-sessments. Tbe multlfarlous dutles do.volvlnc upon the Kpexlal -Accountant havo beou falthtully aml I efflclontly performed. H>> has checked up thc accounts in all the departments and | suggested sovoral Improved methods bookkeeplng nnd accountlng, most of which have been adopted. Ho has froeiuently been called upon to make statlstical and otlv reports, not only by heada ot departments. but b-.- citizcns, newspapers and oftlclnls of other'clUes, and has promptly and intclli gently rcspondeel to these demands Roard of Hcsiltb. Tbe able anel exhnustlvo report of Iloiinl ot Ilenltb. for which due crcdit should ba glven to Dr. 13. C. I.cvy. Chiei Health Oftlcor, ls lllumlnaiing and encour nglng. lt r-hows that the elcath rate lti j Kichmond has decreasod durlng tho year nnd that the percontiigo of deaths from 1 contaglous and preventnblo diseases ls the '? smallest In tho hlstory of tho clty, The deaths from all causcs were elghty-two less than in lPOS, Included In thc nggresato number Ilfty-threo non-rcsidonts, soventeea of whom wero legally electrocutod for crimca, Deductlng these non-rcsldents tho deaths laat year wero 131 less than durlng tbo precodlng year. Accordlng to thc aver? ago death rate from contnglous aud pre? ventnblo diseases, eompilod from tho reports of th/j clties of tho Union, thc number of deaths from thoso diseases- would bo 120, when thc actual number was soventy-sis, saving. wo may say, of tho llves of forty four of our people. The loworlng ot tho tienth rate from typhotd fe-ver alono during tbe past flve years must convlncc tho most skcptlcal of tbe value and lmportance of Iho worl; of our Health Doparlmont. This lopartment has done a vast amount ot work tri aanltatlon. ln dralnlng cesspools, remov ing noxlous nnd dlsense-broedlng sub itances, closlng wells subjoct to contamlna- h lon. ln guarellng tlie purlty of tho milk S furnlshed to our cltizens, and has kept a lareful watch over our water supply. lllgb rrolse for ievy, Thc many subjects mentloned by Dr. I.evy iave beon so ably dlscussed by hlm that it vould weaken tho forco to 'mako extracta herofrom, and a careful; reading ot thlsj re iort ls rocommended. Tho day has passed when the man who llt-regards the rules of aanltatlon or tho icoffer who professes to disbellevo ln tho l? irtues of vucclnatlon and lnoculatlou can <c tolerated ln any communlty. Jennor was coffed at us a fool, but only tho fool would f' ioiv scoff nt .Tennor or his dlsclples. H The total expenses of thc dopnrtment dur ng thc year amounted to $31,613.1?, aud tho >oard la bampeied In Its work by tho want if 'funds. Thero is no work moro Important, ind these efflcicnt laborers should bo aelo luately compensaiod. Jtoney spent for the irescrvatlon of health and tho saving of lumau llves ls not wostcd. and, whlla leonomy ln tho admlnlstratlon of tho nffairs >f tho clty Is stronfly urged. nn approprln lon to tho Hcaith Department, which wlll ?nabl? lt to brtng the work lo tho hlghest legrco of erttclcncy, ls as alrongly recom ?nendod. Street Cleaning. Tho Superintendont of. iho Stroet Cleaning Department has 115 men under hlm, about one-half cmployod in cleaning tho streots, anel tho other half ln the rcmovul of ashes, garbnge, ete. Tbe magnitude of tho work to bo dono by this forco may bo approclated when we conaldcr tho fact that there aro inor- than thlrly-llvo mlles of paved streots. and slxteen and one-half mlles ot paved allcys to bo kept elean. and nearly 22,000 promlses from which .arbagc, otc, niuxt bo removed. In aelditlon to thla tho sewer bnslns must be cleaned out, unll censed dogs taken up, etc. Thc rxpensts of thls de-partment are al? ready large nnd cannot well bo Incroased out of tho current revenues, and as tho clty contlnues to grow thls problem Wlu bo moro riitfloult of solutlon. In somo of tho cltlea tho removnl of ashos, gnrbagc, etc from prlvato prcmlses and publlc bulldlngs ls done by partles who contract wlth thc clty to do tho work, glvlng bond wlth nccurity, and they aro Ilabla to llnes for falluro to comply wlth tho ordinajicc preacrlblng thelr dutles. lf thla could rio dono, then tho ' Stroet Cleaning pepartment comu bo held ' to a atrlctcr responalbllity for the condl? tlon of our stroets. iity Gaa "ll'orkn. The Superintenelent of tho Clty Oas AA'orks ' nporis ihat thc rehabllltatton and Im proveinont wero complctod In Juno last, und | ? ihat tho works aro now in 'good condltlon. J Thore. nre now moro than 10o mlles of gas inalus?1S.0O0 leei havlng boen lald during tho past year. Thoro havo niun been added ,05 new servlco plpcs, soventy.olght street lainpa, -',]'.'7 mutfo conueeilons and .1,811 con nvi.-tlons wlth gas stovea. Thn last llguies aro algulrloaiil iioin tho tact that the sliou- liuw rupldly gas ls coming luto usa us a fuel. Thc loss from'! Icnkage aud cun dcnsullon has bi.op reducrel from 12 por rent. ln WOS to ll.tl per cent. last year, but Ihe t-onuumptlou ot gas In street lainps ccmi tluues large. lt' is belleved that this con tumpiion Wlll bc decroaaed under tho con? tract reecntiv inade. ? Tho report shows lliere were 1H?,76I,000 feet or gas made dur lnK iho past year ut a cost (not Iqcludlna liiii-iesu nt $210,170.19. Thls ls an incronsa of I7.TJO.0O0 feet over 1P0S, at it decroasti In rgats <if $1,046.62, and domonbtiatea tlio fact thai wlth Improved uppllaiiocs nnd a larger uutput the propoillonnto costs of production may bo stlll further deoioascel. Tho Oaa Works is ono of tho most valuable ussetH of tho clty anel is unelor vory clflctent man ugemont. Tho Bupcrlntondent inakfs auvoral reeommendallons which mcrli consldcrntlon. Tho Clty i-loolrlrlan reportu that undur lltc rlgid system of luspccllon thero li_v? Detroit Jewel Gtu Rarje* Are ? Summer NeceB-ity?So or~ Alaska Refr tg erator a. Prfce. no higher than inferior mako. a__f you don't experiment vhen you buy,1 either. , Chas.G.JURGENS'San,1 Sola Afenta. ADAMS AND BROAD, ?lot-t in tha Contn of Fmfe-N* m._-?-' eon no flrea .from dofootlvo wlring. and hat tho dan.or from |l_tut. showa hns con roducod.to tho mlnimum bv tho cn ...aincnt ot, prccnutionary rcgulations. IVatcr I'robl-ni Solvcd. It Is belleved that tho old and voxatlou3 ?roblcm of clear wator has nt last boon olvcd by thc complotlon of tho flumo nnd he utllizntton of tho Sottllng Bnsln as a ourco of supply. TIiIb work wns comploted , n December 22, 1909. Thu condult waa ' horoughly scourod, and clear wuler from he rlver whlch had beon glorod In tho ettling Basln was pumpod into tho rosor olr. JCo alum or other subBtanco for co sulntion wbb used untll December 31, 1909. Ini'o tliat tlmo alum ln solutlou has been sed for clariflcatlon, but in such small uantlty as scarccly to bo porccptlble by nnlysls, and ln no manner dclotorious, Tho 'ater is now clear, and chomists pjonotinco . to be ag puro ns uny watcr obtained from nurfacc supply, Tho Supcrlntondcnt reports tho works f'n ood conditlon. Tho four pumps to bo porate'd by elcctrlo power havo beon laccd in positlon, and one of thom drlven y surplus electric powor gencratod ln tho tcatn plant has beon in uso several months. heso pumps ltavo a pumplng -npaclty of 1,000,000 gallons a day, nnd on tho comple on of the electric plant wlll all bo opcrated y c-Icctrlclty, and wlll be cn.ua] to any nergency should tho, water-drlveti pumps > prevented from worklng. New Electric I'lnnt. In August, 1909, tho Old Pump Works, ?hlch liad boen ln oporatlon for about iv.rity.flva years, wns turned over to tho ommittee on Elcctrlclty for convcrslon Into ie municipal eluclrlc plaht. Under tho l)lc suporvlslon of E. XV. Truftord, onginecr i charge, the work ls progrosslng satlefac irlly, nnd wlll bo complcted during tho ear. Wlth thls electric plant, gcncratln. ower for pumplng and other municipal urposes, and supplylng thc ctirrent to llght no streets and public bulldlngs, It is bo rved that thc power nnd pumplng capac y wlll meet every requlremcnt for many oars, and that tho strcola wlll bo better Ighlod at less cost to tho city;' Improvement of streets, Work in the department ot the Clty En ineer contlnucs to increase wlth tho growth f the cltyi Tho opentng of new atrects and cctions and the construetlon of a largo ium--r of sewcrs," for which an approprla lon of nearly onu million dollars has been r.adc, have added greatly to the labors and esponstbilltlcs of the City Englneer and J ils asssl-tants. The work done ia set forth ' n detall In thc report, and ahows that thu nonoy appropriatcd has been honcstly cx? pended. Thero aro lio more IntelllgOnt; aborious and falthtul employes ot the clty Ihan the men in thls department. Thero -re many streets and alleys yet to bo grad !d and improved, but work has ooen donn ln all soctions of the clty, and the rosults are seen ln the erectlon of bulldlngs nnd thc enhancement of vnlucs. The bad condi? tlon ot somo of tho stroets cannot prop? erly be charged to tlio departmont, but soioly to tho Ecarclty ot funds by whlch Improvements may bo made. Tho report .ontaln-s linjiortant rccommcndallons whleli should receive the attentlon of the Council, ind to somo ot these furthcr alluslon wlll .o made. Buildlng Inspectlon. Tho Building Inspector asserts thut thc. iaat vcar breaks tho record iu the number >f permits granted. Tho aggregate valuo >f tho work authori-ed has been beforu ;tatod, but hero it la glven inore in detall. 'ormits wero granted for the erectlon of 2.0 ? rlek and 296 frumo dwolllngs. 8S stores, ?2 varehouses, 8 manufactorles. 2 churchea, 50 ?rlek stablos, :t offlce buildtngs. 2 bank ?ulldlngs, 2 lodgo halls, 3 Ivelght depots, apartment houses, 1 hospital and 1 hotel. n nddltlon to these, 4S0 permits wore ranted for alteratlons. additions nnd re ulrs. The estlmated total value of all the ,ork authorlzed is $3,574,812. In addltion to hla work thc clty has erected ono ongino ouso and onu lncincrator. The now High chool'Buildlng. tho addltion lo the Howlt er Armory and tho temporary post-offico avo beon completod, and the Y. M. C. A. ulldlng and tho Unlted States government ibscrvatory and tho Blues'Armory and lurket-house aro rapldly approachlng .com dctlon. Thi* record sIiowb the largest mount In buildlng operatlons during any ear ln the history of tho clty. . The Buildlng Inspector and hls asalstants avo made 532 ln.pectlons of varlous prem .os, and as a rosult forty-Mght old and un afo bulldlngs havo been removed and nlne sen repalred by thc owners. Thc, nlmshousa or colored persons, tho Vallcy School lulldlng nnd scabrook warehouso, belong !g to the clty. have been removed. Firo s.ap'es have been ordered -tiu erected ?herever requlred by law, and "Poclnlat antlon has been glven to tho ontorcoment t the laws relating to tho safety ot public uiidings. The Buildlng I"a?ector Haa ie ently been mado tho cuslodlan ot publlo tilldlngs. and theso' addltlonal _ut ea oc -py much of hls tlme. For somo tlmo he aMn short ln hls worljln. force, b,? rea on ot tho fact that tho tlme of ono of hls s-l.tants has been "hoUy occupled ln th uporvlsion ot work on butldlngs owned by he clty. l'ubllc Cliarltie-. Tho report of the Superlnteiidont of rubtlc ?hnrlties carrles wlth lt a story of pathos. t is sad to nnd that during tho year there ?er. \.m homelcss and frlendless persons. 14 whlte nnd 732 colored, who were oom 'ell-d to seek rotugo in the Clty Home. but t li cratlfylng to know that these unfortu ^wcVo well cared for by the W??J atlves of a gonorous pcoplo. There wcie 51 deaths. 45 whlto amflOO colored. and 03 cofftns were furnlshed to glvo these and thors a deccnt burlal. Soventy-one nfants .ero born In tho ln.tltutlon-15 whlte and 0 coloied. Tho dally average of inrout.a vas 236. nnd thoso woro supported at a ?ost per caplta of $119.19 per annum. Tho eport also shows ln detall how tho money ippropriatod for tho rollcf of "outdoor >oor" wus dlsbursed. The umbulance servlco has been much mproved sUico the purehase of an nutomo ilte. Attentlon ls called to the. neces.lty >t having moro nurses in the hospital, and 'or improvcinonts ln tho oporatlng room., ^ollgioiia servicrs are regularly hold in tHe lomc, and the conduet of the patlents has iceii exceptlonally good. The co-operntlon between tho clty nuthorl les and tho Assocluted Charltlcs In the ro lef of outdoor poor is commended, and hould In some maun-r bo resulated by or Inance. The Supcrluteiulnnt of the Homo ns no tlmo to Investlgato Iho merits of the ppltcathuiB to hlm for rollof nnd is oftou mposcd upon, but the Assoclatcd Gharltlca j well organized wlth vlsltors who. inves Igato aud keep a record of every appllca Hunyactllp Natural Laxative Water Quickly Rclievcs:? .Biliousncss, , Sick Headache, Stomach Disordcrs, and and nf CON8TIPATION | tlon, nnd In thla wny prftVCrit froud and Impuslllon. l'lrp JJcparlmcnl. Thn Bonrd of Flre' Commlmloncrs rei ports that tho department ls ln un oxcollanl condltlon. Tho Dro losaea durlng Ilm year nmotml.ed to $l?I.S.?2.C3, must of whlcli woro covercel by In.ttirunee. Thern nre 165 oftlcors nnd mon, nnd thn payroll waa $120,870.30, anel an Incrcnsed npiiroprlntlon to $132,110 la nsk cel for thla year. Tho othor oxponsoa woro S20,000, A now ciiglnc-houso hns boen bullt on Twonty-tlfth Streot, ?No. 7 ttnglnn-ttousu on Cnry botweeu Ninth and Tollth Streots haa boen rcmodoled, a hook aiul Indelor trtick company, wlth a captain nnd fivo men, haa beon Instiillocl ln llio cugino-houao ut the corner of Twenty-olghlh nnu fi stroota, and a now oulelt-lnddor-rulalng dcvlco haa been purchasod. Tho iindorgiound cnblo system has been cxleneled to Bnglnu-Houso N'o. S In Fulton, and Iniprovonionts madu ln thn algnal syatein. Ono man, e.'iiarlos A. i.lurbonk, "n falthrul nnd llnt-clanu flrem/tn In overy pnrtlculnr," dled from- oxhnuaflon whljo In Iho ellsclinrgo of his eluty, nnd ten n-.erf wero lnjured durlng tlio year. Thu chlcf rcporta that the ellsclpllno la good', that all the members of tlio dopnrtmont aro fnlthful nnd thelr moral conduct excellent. Tho offlccrs made 3.,."i*3 InspecllonB of publlu ibulldlnga, nnd ?9j permlts wero grantcd for tho atorago of cxploalves. Tho chlof agaln rccommenda iho clty tug bn cqulppsd yvlth a flro pump to protect tho shlpplng aud property nlong tho rlver front. AVorle of I'edlce, Tho Chlof of Pollco reports that there woro 301 moro arrestn nnd 970 moro orell nanco vlolatlona reportcd than durlng tho procedlng year. The totnl nrrcsls mne'lu woro 0,f)0; ordlnance vlolatlona reported, 5,7v2. Thoso flgures, whlle Mutlstlcally correct, nro mlsleading. A stateineut whlcli would Icad to tho bollof thnt durlng tho past year 21, 992 porsonK, or 1214 per cent, of our popula? tion. had beon arrested, or brought bofop? tho court for vlolatlona of tho law, would bo dlBcredltuble. to tbo ordorly r^id law nbldlng peoplo of our clty. As a fact, how? ever, of tho 9,290 porsons nrrosted, It Is be? lleved that not moro than 1,000 lnulvlduals wero reprc-cntcd, nnel of tho 3,702 vlolatlona ot ordlnances reported, 3,259 wero for fnli uro to obtaln llcenses to keep dogs, etc. Homo of theso cases, especlally ln cnacs of dnjnkenenoss nnd dlsorderly conduct, It Is lcn'oVn that the sanin Indlvlduai hns beon arrested ns many us llfteen tlmes durlng tho year, but each arrest goes lo mako up tho nggrcgate. Some means should bo adopted by which tho number of Indlvlduala could bo reported. Manv of theso nrrcstB aro for very trlvlal o'ffenses. nnd perhapg 40 per cent. of thom nro ellsmlssed by tho court. ineri'tiM! ln Force. But tho number of nrrcsta and roporta for vlolatlona of orellnnnccs wlll contlnuo to In croaso as long as tho fco syetom for mng lstrates prevnlls, nnd tho natnber of arrcsts and vlolatlona ot ordlnances roported nre mndo tho test of morlt by which tho cffl cloncy of a pollceninn is ratcd. Pollce iiion and maglstrntes nro conscrvators of tbo peace, nnd thelr Ilrst duty is to provont llio commlsslon ot offensoa and to acttlo dla putoa whleh mny lead to dlaordor. Tlio Chlcf strongly urgea an Increase of tho force, and thls wlll bo necessary very soon, lf not nt thls tlme. Home of tho mon nro old nnel havo served tho clty fatthfully for a genorntlon. nnd much tlme ls lost be? causo of thelr inflrinltles nnd for varlous other reasons. Tho loss of tlme last year wns ,*,,2So days. tho cxaet cquivalont of tho absenco of nlnc men every day durlng the year. Ho calls attcntlon to thc ncccsslty of add lng ten new signul sorvico boxes. and a now swltch bonrd at nn estlmnted cost of $3,000. Tho doteotlve department rccovercd prop? erty of tho value of J16.3-j.10. Publlc Schools, Tho report ot tho Clty Schdol Board la foi thc -cholnstlc year 1&0S-'J, cndlng In June Inst. Tbo totnl enrolmcnt wna 15,530?whltes 10,177, colored 5,413-an increase ot 2-S, wlth an averago dally nttendance of 12,103, an In crenso of 435. There nro 365 teachers?whlte -_6S. colored 93?who rcceived a total ot sal? arles amountlng to $_ls,6SJ.W, nn lncreago of $10,019.26. Tho averago pay of teachers was $51S.31, a well-mcrltcd averago Increase of $39.26 each for tbo sesslon. Thc cosls of tultion per enpita. lncludlng Interest on value of school property. was $20.55. Tho total approprlatlon by the clly for bulld? lngs. lmprovements and rnalntenancc of tho publlc schools v.-as $507,933.42. Thc night schools have been vory success? ful, ahowlng an incr.aso iu attendance of .34, and the Ulndcrgnrtens are doing llno work. Dr. -AI. D. Hoge, Jr.. u zealouB mem? ber of tho board, haa devoted much of his tlme to tho necessary medlcal examlnatlon of puplls. More attention la belng glven to callslhenlcs and cxerclae, and tbo phy slcal condltlon of tha children is caretully guarded. Mcesra. John S. and R. II. Har wood havo glven a scholarehip ut Blchmond Collcgo to the glrl who graduatc-s ln the High School with the hlghtst honors. Soon after tho close of the .scholaatlc year AA'IIliam F. Fox, who had been the able nnd faltbtu 1 Superlntendcnt of the publlc Schools for ovor twemy years. went to 1ns n.-wurd. Ho wna succcedcd by rjr. J. A. C. Choiidlcr. an t-mlnent educator and accora compllshcd gentleman, under whose admirt lstratlon tho publlc schools wlll progress, and, it la belleved, wlll be raised to a stlll hlgher standard. Tho Council should make nn adoquato approprlatlon for the tmrne eliuto repair and prescrvatlon ot tho "John Marshall Home." Thls building, the rosl? donco for many years of ono who was close ly ldentllled wlth the clty ln hla early llfo as a member of the Clty Council, Alderman and Rocorder, nnd who afterwards becamo emlneni os a leglslator und mlnlater, and wns tho most cmlnent Jurlst this country has produced, should be preservod as a per pctual rcmlnder of that great man, anel as ono of the moat valuable asaets of tho clty. Clty Attorney. On January 1. 1301), thoro wero alxty-nino sulta nnd nppeal ensos pondlng in tho courts ( to which the city wna u party, and thlrty nlno eults nnd uighteen appeals havo been cntered or takon during tho year. Slxty-tlve of those cases wero declded. twentv-six lu favor of tho clty and twenty flve: ndvcrsely. leavlng seventy-ono stlll pendlng. These . suits und appeals are ln all tho couriB of the clty. ln tho Supromo Court of Appeals nnd Fedoral courts, and often Involvo tntrlcatc questions. Tho tlmo of tho Clty Attorney aud of his asslstant is fully cmployod in protectlng tho legal rlghts of tbo city, and in tho diachargo ot tbe many other dutles dcvolvlng upon them. Durlng the year several Important and long pt-ndlng suits havo been . determlncd. Among them that of tho AVostorn Union TcU-gruph Company vs. tho clly of Ulen mond, then pending ln thc Clrcult Court of the United States. In thls ault tho lmpor. tant questlon of tho valldity of an ordl? nance of the clty, which rcqulred the tele graph company io placo Its w-lres under grouud in certaln sectlons of tho city. was involved. Judgo Golt hold that the rcqulre ment was a lawful excrutjJO ot power by the Council, aiul declded every mat-rtal point ln favor of the city. Tho caso wlll probably go to tho supromo Court on appeal by tho tclegrupli company, Ubstrurllons to Streets, A decislon of thu Suprcmo Court ot Ap? peals of Virginia. rondercd several years ngo, In whleh it was hold. ln offoct. that a justlce of tho peaco had no Jurisdlctlon to trv n caso involving oneroachmont upon or'tbe occupancy of land whon tho defend ant UBsertcd a bona tldo claim of tltlo to tho land, hns long caused much troublu nnd delny In cnabllng tlio city to havo ou structlons removed from tho stroets. -lio Cltv Attorney agaiu brought up tho .?-u?8 tlon for rcview in tho Suprcmo Court. but tho old declslon waa adhorod to. ln sucn cases it ls stlll necossary to proseculo a suit ln cjeetment, ulthough tho defendant mny only hava tho falntest color of tltlo. Thero aer still many obstrucllons |n om Btreeis. and somo of tho aotlons now pena Ing ngalust ihe clty are for P?rwn?l ln jurlcB occuBloncd by theao obstructlons. Iho Council haa on acvoral occasloiia, by orell nnnee or resolutlon o? doubtful valldlt>, porpiltted Bomo of these obstrucllons, but u should bc tho polley of tho clty to froo tho streets from obstrucllons, and not lnorca.e them. Tho clty Attorney agaln nsks for an ln crease lu the salary ot his stcnographor. Sueh Incrcaee ls morllcU, and tho CouncU should mukc the aalary commensurate wuh tho work. There was a dccre.aso of $1,959.32 ln ro ceiptB from nuirkots, but;"thls ls uccounted for bv tho parlial tloipolltlon\ol' tho Second Market io glvo placo for.tho now one. Cemoterles show a sllght Inc-rea.o of re? celpts, but thla inoreuso cannot contlnuo, und tlie rcceiplB will not moot tlio expensos after all iho soctlona ahall havo been sold, Ih'i'peiiliiK of Jaincs lllver. ? The deonenlng nnd improvouu-nt of Jamea Rlver Is ti matter \vliWr-??SJtii tbe mu t?rlul iniorests ot tho clty. For niuuy yonra thls work hns beeu prosocutcd wlth good results. but iho full bcholit cannot bo aoon until tlio eomplelion ot thc work. Aa a chniu Is no .tronge-r than'' its- weakoat lllik, so a unvlgublo rlver is no doopor Ihttli at lt shullowcst polui. For .many mllca tho rlver hns now a mean deplh of twouly-two foct, but th.ro aro sovoral .ilioals. und it wlll noi bo unrn aftor theso alionl places liavo been cut away thut wc may sec Uio lull resullB. ? . . A'- tho proaent scsBi'on of Congress the Commlttoe on Rlvcra and Hoi'bota rocom inended tho approprlatlon of $100,000 for Jamea nivc*, und tho blll ha.- passed Ihe llouae ot itopresantativos. Tho clty authorl His und i-opresonttitlvts of tho Chambor of Conunerfo havy tukou up tho niatlor avIIIi tho seiiatois from' A'lrglnla uiid'tho Ropru sentntlvo from thls. dlstrlct, and it Is bo. Ilovcd that the atnount wlll bu Itierea.ed, or thnt thoro will ba a yeurly npproprintlon untll tho work uhall havo beon completod. Need New Wharvc.. The Council should nt oneo mako an np. proprlatlon for buildlng wharves ahd shed? on thn rlvor front owned by tho clty. Tha vn no of water transportatlon In compotltlon wlth tho ra Iwaya is not properly egtimatod by tho public. Ihera-iippoars to bo but llt. tlo competition at present between the rail wnys nnd thc atcntn vensels nnvlgatlnir our rlvor. TJiere. should ho nn aotlvn competi? tion for frelght to nnd from Rlohmond, und not untll tlil. ta brought nbout wlll our incrcnnnt. bo nblo to eompola wlfh other oltlcs on oqual terina. By tho buildlng of theso wborvos such compotltlon wlll bo In? vltcd, nnd our own or othnr cnpltnllsts mny be Induoed to start another llno of frnlght cnrrlcrs betwoon Itlchmond nnd othcr ports. For many yonrs tho long-suffcrlng people of l<ulton hnvo potltlonod nnd patlently wnltod for proteotlon to tliclr property from mundatlon, and for a menns of? communl callon with other pnrts of tho clty ln tlmca of flood. They havo seen business plnces along LoBter Hlroot dcaerted, houses fail ln decay and property dopreclatn In valuo, but tho promlflod rollef haa not been nfford od. The Council should nt once elovnte. HtrrilEhtnn nnd Ifnprovo r.osler Htrent no -ordlng to tho plnna of tho Clty Englncor, overt lf aomo less prcsslng measure must bo drferrod. TTiO report of th- dircctors of the Brancli Iliiths shows tliat during thc yenr a vcry Inrgo number of pcrsons avnlled themselveo of the prlvlleges of tho bnths and laundry. Apprcclatlon of thlB generoua glft to the clty Ib shown by the increasing number of por sons who shnro Ita benctfis. Jo.epli llrynn PnrlC Ptirlng tho past year Mr.. Bollo S Bryan, on bchalf of hcrselt and of hor sons, John Stewart Bryan, Robert Coaltcr Bryan, Jonatltan Bryan, J. St. Qeorge Bryan and Thotmts P. Bryan, gave and conveyed to tlio clty of Rlch fnond hy deed, whlch has been duly recorded. thc trnct of land ln Henrlco oounty called "Rosewood," unout two nnd one-half mlles from the clty, con talnlng _G-',4 acres. Thi. glft wa:t aa graccful as it was generous, no oontll tlons belng imposod extjept that tho land shall be forcver tised as a park for all thc people. Thls park has been npproprlately nnined by the clty Hit "Joseph Bryan Park," In m.mory of the husband aud father. respectlvely, oi tho donors, and ln honor of tliat public HHpefactor, patrlot and phl Ir.nthroplst, whose comparntively re? cent death our people were called upon to mourn. ' Thls pnrk Is on tlie western line of the Boulevard, cxtonded. about mldway bctwoen Wllliam Byrd l*Afk and Lake slde, and Is a welcomed addltion to the grounds openod to, tho public for recrc atltiti and plensurc. On thls land thero Is n. large grovo of oaks and other Jrces whlch wlll furnlsh a grate.ul hliude In summer, and a bold stream and lai'BC body of water whlch, al small cost, may be converted Into u beautlful lnke. A topographlcat en gincer should now be omployed to net In conjunetlon wlth the City Engl ncer to lay out wnlks and drives, nnd make a plan for tlie systematlc Im? provement of the pnrk ns thc rcsources of the clty will permit. Cfiiixolldntloii nf Cltlc-i. The consolidation of tho eities of Manchester and Rlchmond ls a subject. whlch Iihm engagod the attentlon of tho Counclls, and the llvely lntcre.t of the people of both citles for several months. nnd Is still under consldera? tlon. Tlio delay in renching an agrce? ment ls not surprislng wlien wc con slder the many lntorests to be snfe guarded and Iho complox utatute to whlch the ordlnance must conform. But conslderablo prngres. hns been made, and lt is important that the consolidation, lf effootcd, should be :onsutnmated before thc taking ot thc next census. The unlon of the two cllics is deslr able for many reasons, and it should oe mado on terms of inutual benetits. Almost cotemporane ouk in thelr ex istence, and separated only by a rlver >pannod bv brldges whlch alford onsy ?ommunlcatlon, they have grown up :ogcther without ungenerous rlvalry. Plie people are so closely eonnpoted by :les of blood and interest that they are iractlcally one community. Richmond tas outst'ripped her slster city in the ?uce for material prosperity, but she cknowlodges her obligations to tho hrifty and Industrlous people of Mun :hest_r for thelr contributions to her success. The people of Manchester have :lvlc prlde whlch will make the sur -ender of tho namo and a'utonomy ot .helr citv a sacriflce, hut many of them irpi'-ciate the advantages which wlll iccrue from tho union, and are willlng :o make the .acrlflce. Arivnntng.. to RleUniond. The advantages to Richmond! wlll dc tho ncqulsition of more than one iquare mile of territory well sutted .'or resldentlal, commercial and rnanu acturlng purposes, and the addltion .o her populatlon of nearly 15.000 de iirablo citizons, with all the prestige ind advantages such nn Incren.e wiil -rtng. . '. ? The people of Manchester wlll. be ;ome cltlzens of the capital clty of .he Commonwcalth?a city in whose listory, glory und greatness they will 'cel a Just pride. They will have enual .'epr.esentation in tho Clty Council, in :roased facllities for inlercommunica :ion, and addltlonal agencles fnr tlie firotectton of life and property.' The laws will be executed and public af "alrs adminlstered by Judges and olil :ers of thelr own cholce, and they will rcceivo for tho Improvement of the jlty two or three times more money .han has been cxpended during thc mst under thelr separato government. The terms of consolidation offered dv Richmond should be. fnir and 11b 'I'al, but tho Council should parefully :onsldor the financlal conditlon of'the ;ity. antl not enter -into any agree nent which wlll seriously Impalr lts ?esources and retard its progress, but tssume only auch obligations as may >e fullv and falthfully discharged wlth t'otlce to tho people of Rlchmond. In vlew of thc Intrlc.cies of the itatute above reforred to, and tho pro lsions of our charter, and of/tho fact hat all proceedings for consolidation nust ho reviewed by tho courts, the ^ounctl should oxerclso duo care In rve'ry step of the proceedings. so that he two municlpalities may be "law ully jolned together." "Work of Council I cannot close this communlcatlon, jentlcmcn, without returnlng to you ny thanks for your uniform courtcsy in_d conslderatlon. Wherevcr \re have llffered in opinlon, I am sure there ins been a mutual accord of sincerity, tnd a bellef that each has acted from loncst convlctlon of rlght and duty. And I deslro furthcr to express my irpieclatlon of the fldellty with which ?oti have served the clty, and of your >atrlotic but unreriultod labors, Mucli ;ucce.s8 has crowned your efforts, and tlchmond is now in the forefront in he march of progress. Stlmulated by mst euccessos, and profltlng by past ixpeiionces, lot us work ln harmonlous :o-operatlon for tho benefit of our city, md by wlse counsols, consoryatlve ac ion and earnest and honost offorts, ,trlvo to mako tho present year even r.ore prosperous than tho past. Vory rospoe.tfully, P, C. RICHARDSON. Mayor. ANNUAL BUDGET (Contlnued From JFI.st Page.) .TtTveorTTiarshall and Broad," ho sald, on a cross Btreet, apart from any ithor pavlng of that kind. Thero ls nother block on lSast Graco Stroet, .bont Twonty-Bovonth, on a alopo, so hat. they can hardly go over lt.. They vant-'lt taken up aiready. Thero are 'ther blocks scnttored around that1 . dozeu vehlcleH doil't' go over a day," Mr. J-yneh, Mr. Mllls. und Mr. Rlch rds defendod tho .jas.t Iflritl, but tho mendi'iient was. rojocted, and the ltem tood an roeommended, What tlie Alum C'oala, Tlio next llght .was on tho Water Vorks appropriation, Mr.. Lyhcli oom nontlng pn tho $25,000 for malntnln ng the settllng bnsln ospecially, ?when t waa shown that iioaguUuUs for learing rlvor water wlll cost $33,000 1 I I \m n ?irr*ift ' ? THE CHILDREN ENJOY Llfe out of doors and out of tho games which they play and tha onjoyment which they receive and the efforts which they make, comes the greater part of that healthful development which h so cssential to their happinoss when grown. When a Iaxativo is nsedod, tho remedy which is given to them to cleanse and sweeten and strengthen the intornal organs on which it acts, should bo such as physicians would sanction, becauso its component parts aro known to be wholesome and tho remedy itself freo from ovory objectionable quality. Tho ono remedy which physicians and parents, v/oll informed, approve and recommend and which the little ones enjoy, because of its pleasant flavor, its gentle action. and its beno ficial effects; is?Syrup of Figs and Elixir of Senna?and for tho same reason it is the only Iaxativo which should be used by the fathers and mothers. If you would have them grow to manhood and womanhood, strong, healthy and happy, do not give thom medicines when medicines are not needed, and when nature requires assistance in the way of a laxative, give them only the simple, pleasant and gentle?Syrup of Figs and EHxir of Senna. As you value the health of tho little ones, do notvaccept any of the 6ubstitutes which-' unscrupulous dealers sometimos offcr to incroase their profits. Plcaso to remember, the full name of the Company?California Fig Syrup Co.?is printed on the front of every package. To get its benefkial effects it is necessary to purchase the genuine only. Buy a bottle today to have in the house when needed. Put up in one sizo only. Regular price 50c a bottle and for sale by all leading drug gists. . m I ?' "iiliP 5? m _???'"*':*TI lV'VN_;_____:,--f ??;,/? :_ a year. Mr, Lyncb said tho committeo should look into thc cost of illter bcds, but the ltem w'ns allowed to stand. At tho concluslon of the serlntlm -iscusslon, tlio only amendment whlch got through, a technlcal corrcction tvhleh. did not chango tho amount for tho pay roll of tlio new incinerator, belng offered by Chalrman Pollard, of tho Finance Commlttee. Wlth that imendment tho budget was adopted by _ vote of 20 to 0. Having lost hls fight for smooth pavlng from the general fund, .Mr. Rat -ilffc at once offered a new resolution appropriating $10,000 for smootli pav? lng on Moniiment Avenue. whlch tvont :o the Klnance Commlttee. Mr. Bliley called from the table an ordlnanco Jonatlng a section In Rlvervlew C'em )tery to the Home for Xcedy Confed? erate Women. and secured Ita adop llon. Mr. Fergusson pre.onted a pctl? tlon from the Vlrglnia Railway and Power Company for rearrangement of .rackage about the street car barn*, r.cludliig thc rlght to open certaln urcet8 now closed to trafflo. ?:nd to ?lose otliers. it being a part of the ilan for rebuilding anil onlargiiig tho icrininals of the street railway system. rhc paper went to the Commlttee on streets Ald lo lliilryin. ii. Pr. Reado called up an ordinance rircpared and approved by the Board ot Health allowlng the feeding to lalry cows of fresh dlstillery wante. mder certaln reguiations. represent Ing that it would be a relier to dalry men in view of tbe present hlgh cost .f feed, and thc* ordlnance was adopt 5d. Messrs. Polloek and AVisc, who liad appeared before the Health Board is attorneys for certaln of thc dairy nen, were excused from votlng at thelr >wn requost, Pr. Iteade also offered an ordinance rreatlng the positlon of trained nurso lt thc John Marshall Hlgh School. whlch was reforftpd to tho Committee m Ordlnance, Charter nnd Reform. I.evV In Prnlacil. He called from the table the orrtl lance flxlng thc salary of tho Chief' ' tealth Ofticer. increasing It from ' i-,-00 to $3,000; Mr. Polloek spoke in avor of the increase, alludlng to Dr. -cvy as unquestlonably an cxpert and i genlus In his line, and one whose vork had proved of the greatest ben fit to the community. Pr. iteade said hat the Health Ofllcer had no doubt nade encmles By dolr/g hls duty, but hat the clty should encourage such aithful servants. Mr. Mills sald there vas no department in'the city govern nent whlch had coine so near "mak ng good" and Mr. Pollard urged the Jounoll to opprovo the work of one of ts most cfllclent offlcers. Mr. Rogera hought $2,750 should be sufllclent, but lls amendment to that figure was lost. rtio ordinance fixing tho salary at ;3,000 was adopted 24 to 5. the nega ives belng Messrs. Gcntry, Rogers, jelph, Wiltshire and Peters. Mr. Rogers offered an ordlnance, vhlch went to the Ordlnance, Chartor ind Reform Commlttee, rcqulrlng street cars to stop on both sides of MILLINERY l^bP; nd >ening On Thursday, Friday and Saturday, MAHCH 10TH, llTII, 1STJI, WK AVIbL EXHIU-T AT HOTEL JEFFERSON A URGE ASSORTMENT OF HATS, TOaUBS AXI> BOXXETS from thc leaclingr Parla anel l,onelon houses, as well ns many proeluc tlons from our own workroom, to which avo Invite the attention of our patrons un- frlends. O'CONNOR. HOWARD & DEANE,, I SUCCESSORS TO MI1S. 31. J. J1UXT, 1,100 F Street, Aortbivcst. WASHIXGTOX, B. C. ' These three can be placed at the same time, in an Automatic Refrigerator The FirsLCarload of These Famous Automatic Refrigerators Just Received Tiicy are better than ever this season. lf you want the BEST Rc frijserator for your home?if you ivant to bc nbsolul.ly.surc that every articlc of food. will be kept sivcet and clcan andfrcsli-?buy an' Automatic, We are solc agents here. Sydnor & Hundley, Inc, 709-11-13 East Broad Street. ' "FURNITURE FOR THE HOME BEAUTIFUL," transfcr point croHslngs. Mr. Batkln* offercd on orellnanco approprlatlng $-.000 tor Irnprovemcnt ot Joseph Bry? an Park, Avhlch Avcnt to tho Flnance Committee. Mnyor In Suatnlnrd. The Mayor returned wlth his Veto on ordlnance changlnir the line be? tween Marshall and Jefferson Warels. as not havlng- been adopted by the; thrcc-rourths vote reeitilfcd hy State enactment, and the Council miKtaitii-d hl? veto. Thc Mayor was also su? talneet In hl* veto ot a resolutlon np provlng award at contract lo the Slt terdlng-Carncal-Davl.s Company for supplying the Street Department wlth vltrlflcd clay newer jilpes, the rcuolu tlon not conforinln^ fo the bld. Tho orror was correcteel, and a new rc-.io lutlon, properly drawn to meet tho objoctfon. was adopted. On motlon of Mr. Klchards. Thirty fourth Street from Urosui Street lo Unhwooil Avcnue, improved out of tho bond iNcue for the arinc'xed tcrrltorV. w-.-ik changoel to "Chlmborazo Boule? vard." ,\n ordlnance allowlng the Richmond anel Henrlco RallAVay Com? pany to change from tho dotible to Ihe slngle overhead trolley system was adopted, as were a nurcber of al legatlon? for pavlng alley.s and slde .valkf. The Council after hoarinj* the report of tho Street Committee. ad lourned to meet Thursday nlght. Arilllniwtlr- lllne (hvner'n Dcnth. Dcnver, Col.. March 7.?Frank .1. Campbell. inilllonalre mlne owner of "rlplple Cretrk, ellcd here last nlght. ifter an illne.s ot' ten days. Mr. Camp nell was a natlvo of Xiagara county, \r-ciinl nt V. I\ I. Itaiilcil. IPprciai to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.] Christian-burg, Va., March 7.?Rc >ortn were heard here several days ago )f an allcged raid recently made by i number of students at the V. l\ I. >n the inKtltute arsenal at Blacksburg. vhen a ejuantlty of animunltlon and ?owder waa taken. The powdcr wan txploded on the collogo campus and ?rcatcd some excltement anel tho ara nunition was later recovered. Th_ natter is the subject of investigatlon. Mudlurtn Mud Baths Curo nheumatisrn lecauxa they draw the pain and polson out t thc body. Thoufiihd cured. Blg Hotel? ?pen all year. For book that tells about tho reatmeut. wrlto to rt. B. KRAMER, Prcs., Cramcr, li-.U. ; STrjo 3tatc for Claftefification, .a'a^t^dT^iv?; ^SSked~i30I-^ lars to push mail order nnd local l.iiHlneHs; no competltlon; wlll guar uiiten 10 per cent.; can glve employ ntcnt lf suitable; lady or gentloman; nlce, pleasant, rellned business. Ad dreas XI, caro Tlmes-Dlspatch. _ .VANTED, VV1TNESSES TO THE AC cldont to my son, who wns run over by a hoarse at Second and Orace, Streots yeuterdav afternoon. T, A. ? CARY, C01 Mutual Building.