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WHEAT IS STRONGER;
SHORTS COVERING 1 Buoyancy Is Especially Noticeable in May Con? tracts?Small Receipts Largely Respon? sible for Movement. New Vor);. April 16.?There was a strong rising trend in domestic wheat market? early In the week. The buoy? ancy was especially noticeable In May contracts, especially In Chicago, where fellers for the decl ne wore nervous and anxious lb recover. As a result, Hay rose more rapidly than ttic dis? tant or new crop contracts. Hence the premium on May over .Itily widened :-Sc . as compared with 1 C'-Sc. last Saturday. The Government lleport. The eagerness to cover May short ?nies was largely attributed to the continued limited primary receipts, es? pecially in the Northwest, and notably In Pttluth. where th-> arrivals were averaging at lenst SO per cent, less than In the corresponding days last year, This, coupled with a fair ex pbrt movement and a better milling business, resulted In another big rc d ictloti in the visible supply. Buy? ing was quickened also by the disap? pointing monthly crop report of the Department of Agrlrulture, which piaoeri th? conditions at SS.3. against S0.<; last April, and a ten-year aver ape of S?, whereas practically all traders had counted on a condition of between and S7 per cent. Accord lug to the new and up-to-date method of interpreting the report, a possible crop of 473,OOO,<)00 bushels Is Indi? cated I5y using another conservative r, .->}? of f'.purinc. a crop of roundly 4S7.p00,0O0 bushel* is suggested. 1 his Is arrived at by allowing only t.000.000 acres abandoned, whlcli Is generally admitted as about right", and assuming that the remaining area will produce about the. normal quantity, namely. 15 bushels per acre. Accord? ing to the antiquated and absurd j method, the report suggested a total of S-u.ricc.rion hushcls. but as every rational trader could see that this was ridiculous. It was generally ignored. It Is manifestly absurd to advertise to buyers the world over that we have the slightest reason to expect such a big- production when, as a matter of fact, we are absolutely certain that it will not ronch 500.000,000 bushels. Much of tho time cable advlcos were colorless and without lntluoncq, al? though there wore temporary advances, which were attributed to u stronger tendency in Buenos Ayres. nnd ex? ceedingly cold and unseasonable weather In Germany, France and the Cnitcd Kingdom. I,nie Itlxe In Prlcca. Late iu the week mere was contin? ued strength in May contracts, and particularly in Chicago, where shorts ! were still eager to cover, prompted I partly by tho light receipts and tho expectation of another big decrease In the visible supply on Monday. Mean? while (he instant or new crop de? liveries were only a trifle steadier, as the weather West was fnvorable. moderate rainfall over a large nrcn of spring and winter wheat territory im? proving the crop outlook. 11 once, the May premium over July widened to; 8 1-4 cents. Otherwise, there was no] further news or feature of Importance. | Cable advices wtii* without appreciable influence. there being no radical I changes, although Budapest was some- | what higher, owing to reports of 10, per cent, damage to the. crop In llun-i gary by unfavorable weather. I,me Slri-oulli In Corn. Most of the week the corn market was comparatively quiet, with narrow [ variations. In the late trading a! strong feeling obtained, ns sellers for ! the decline were anrlous to cover May i contracts, prompted largely by the I light receipts and predictions of n j further delay in the movement as well I as In plowing, owing to wet weather. Covering was also accelerated partly by encouraging cables. F.uropcan mar? kets being Influenced by the bad re? ports from Argentina, where the sur? plus is decidedly meagre, being esti? mated at only 19,550,000 bushels, whereas erports thus far this son- I spn have aggregated close to 105.000,- J 000 bushels. j In cash corn the dealing? were In- I significant, owing to the limited of? ferings and the .high prices asked. FEW HAPPENINGS TO BREAK DULL ROUTINE Now York. April lfi?There were few , happenings last week to lend Impetus to operation* In the stock market.1 wlilch' continued In the dull tontine of preceding week1. The dullness, was accentuated by the expectation that the week's adjournment would be from Thursday to the following Monday. ; and. after a rather mild attack hy tli,< bears early in the week, which was productive of but slight results, no j efforts were made to disturb the leva! , of prices. An important reconstructive force In j the financial situation is recognized In the croj prospect, which found defini? tion In the first report of the season ; hy the government board on the wintct wheat and rye crops. The action ot , the wheat market proved how far the ' excellent promise of that report had been anticipated In a speculative way. That fact does not detract from thej encouraging nature of an actual Im? provement In condition of the winter wheat crop through the winter months. ! contrasted with an average dcterlorn- I tion in the last ten years for that pe? riod of between four and five points. The Increase of acreage helps to swell the estimate of a final yield of winter wheat to a figure of 77.000.000. bushels more than the actual harvest of win? ter wheat last year. Views of tho : Crop prospects in the financial Ui-ttict have been influenced also by stale- i tncnts of prominent hankers on their return from trips through the cnintry. j Weather and soli conditions arc mro- j nounced favorable for rain and cotton cropsl The recent downward course of ; price* of commodities find? an explan? ation in this exhibit; Tills has an? other side hit the l.neyltahh Undone/ to restrlct^demaud to immediate needs In a railing market. Just as a rising rourse of prices incites to buying for j prospective as well as present needs. The Operation of this law seem? u? I have much to do with the hesitation in I general trade. The Mar. !. foreign trade figure* , prove that a lull has occurred In the j Complete The best of Bath Tubs, latest devices ' in Closet*. Lavatories, and every con- | ceivable Sanitary Plumbing Fixture for the proper fitting of the home, the office! or a public building?large or small ? is in our stock. McGraw-Yarbrough Co. Plumbers' Supplies 122 S. Eighth St., - Richmond, Va. Out-of-town orders shiooctl ouick I v FOR RELIABLE FI RNHURE Go tt> Jones Bros, & Co., 1418-1420 E. Main Street.. IF IT'S MADE, OP WOOD WE CAN MAKE IT. Automobiles Thoroughly Overhauled Richmond Machine Works, Inc., StJci*rsnori to Mnyo Iron Wnrko, Inc. Mnd. IlVtl. ?KM K. Mnln >-t. p_-,-.-.--??.?? Carload of Beautiful Dining room Furniture just in front Grand Rapids. Sydnor & Hundley, Inc. extraordinary foreign demand for agrl- I rulturnl products, especially .-otton, i which signally expanded the country's foreign credits for several months pre? vious. ? Intimations come from tlie steel trade that recent expansion of output Is pressing on consumptive require? ments. As the country s absorption ->C , steel tonnage Is said to he at a rate us high as the total mill capacity of1 us late a period as li'OS. attention Is j thus enllcd to the notable increase ? t facilities since that lime. The stabil? ity of prices of steel products Is af? fected by t.'ils state of affairs. A con? traction In output for Maren by tho fntted States Steel Corporation was Indicated by tin Increase of 17.000 ton; In unfilled orders at the end of Ilm mouth. In spile of a falling off Iii the rate of new orders booked ?1 itr1.1.- .he mouth. The accumulation of banking re? serves and the Insistent abstention from stock market speculations have the effect of stiinuln'ttng demand for mercantile paper and for short time railroad and corporation notes-. Inter? national bankers assert that foreign Investment demand for currency con? tinues food. ? The tide of travel abroad, tnllucncod 1 y the coming coronation of the Brit? ish sovereign, is having some effect on the foreign exchange markets. DRY GOODS REVIEW New York. April 16.?The demand foi j cotton goods lia.-- been of small propor- j lions in lite primary markets the past week or ion days. Prices are held ' fairly steady, and there have been ad? vances of Uc. a yard on 4-1 bleached cottons-, sold under a few well-known brands. As a general proposition, ' however, the trading has been at the expense of values, and buyers who do j operate are showing unusual caution, i jobbers are purchasing about as they i require goods, and while this is ihe seasonable attitude, it is clear that ills, tl'lhillors are very anxious for mills to e.ny all stocks. Mills, on tho oilier Land, are trying to carry us light ; stocks as possible; in view of the pos- ; slblllty of a large i-otton crop, and In I addition to selling r.teadlly at losses j they uro increasing 1 he volume of idlt! machinery eve'rj week. Ilcneral business uncertainly Is add-! Ing t.. the Itiiiuoiliiite dlltlcultlos grow - ? lug oat of disparity between cotton I ? loth ami ifiiti values. Most spinners iio hoi !?>??!< for lower priced cotton 1 f..: in.i '. mouths ?t. Merchants ami t !? ;?? 1 ? convinci. cotton goods buyers! of'tlib : ..f ib,. situation: hence the! unusual conservatism. huyc'rs oi prints have been iinsuc- | i'essfuli:. trying to gel lower prices, I Mltd h-1 yeis ill dotiiotlc* have failed to bring about a lower plane of selling i iirb eii on slnides, such as tickings, de-I lihna! napped .on..ns. etc. All goods! .im- are bel?g taken in promptly, lind I ??refill conditions arc in nri wise irou-J blesomc. ; j I'A S.SIC.VtJMIt Tit \ I \ s St>W I Sl.\(i I I T-HIT If-'pe.-i ! to Tin- Times-1 itspatch. I , l./n<hbiiig, yu? April I?1.?The I.eft wivh-l.iu! nii.l e\i|-ofi i.f the Southern i Itailway, through l.ynchbiirg, which has been in course ol construction for' tiv. year* costing more than $.1,01)0.hOti. I i.y.ohl In'.,, coliimission for the through! 1 p.'fs-enger service this iiiornlng, tlx j 1 hi'si train passing over the hew rone] shortly after I o'clock this morning 1 .The ion! iraln* ami ..p.- through ma'i j eaiih wii> uili continue to us.- Hie old jCnlori Station for lii? present. Tilt leir.|.(ii4atv station is located two I ?mil ei fl. Ill Km- old station and about rtv.o squares fr...1 ?her? a (50.000 sta ' lion b to be erected as soon as the lll j igatidtj river the :;it.- i? closed in the ? 1 '..1 ,m,i atloti Court. The line is ni airly ten miles long, and :?? imin.it. s heavy grades and sharp i curvet In each direction from ihe old I station, and will, it :> said, rveniunllj j cot twenty inintltrs off the time of Ihe through trains j On the cut-oil" are It.or immense I bridges, an aqueduct for tin. city water I conduit, and a tunnel l.S(u) let-t long. (This tunnel was almost wholly de? stroyed by lire in August, IHuii. but all of the .avc-lns caused by tho lire luivc j been tiller), having 110 traco of the I costly disaster. We invite you to inspect and investigate our lines of Hoisting Engines, Chicago Cube Concrete Mixers, Centrifugal Pumps, Portable Boilers, Rock Drills, Air Compressors, C. H. & E. Portable Builders' Hoists, Trench Pumps and Saw Benches, directly connected to gasoline engine or motor. Prices and complete specifications'on request. South's Largest Machinery and Supply House, Richmond, Va. BULL MOVEMENT IS BEING CONTINUED Active Market and Sharp Fluctuations Has At tracted Considerable Interest?Outside In? terests Against Hi?her Prices. Now York. April 16.?The activity and strength characterizing the mar? ket the past week was simply a con? tinuation of th? bull movement which started at Ihe opening of this month It has been the only market In which there has been any speculative activity of lote, and this fact, with the sharp fluctuations, has attracted greater in? terest in its speculative position and possibilities. This is particularly true now of the AYall Street element, which is as large a factor in the market now as it was during the bull movement of last spring and summer. Indeed, prac? tically the same Interests who were in that famous bull clique have been the leaders of the present movement. As a general rule, outside sentiment.! particularly in the dry goods district j and in the West, as well as in New i Knglnnd and nmong local operators, i has been chiefly due to the good start the new crop has been getting with a; record-breaking acreage, and also to | the bad trade oondltions In this coun- j try. I*. He nt of the Recovery. The result has been a further ad- i \anre In prices for this week of 36' points on duly to 11 on August, and 20 to 25 points on all the other months, j from last l-'i-idHy'E closing to the high : prices reached just before the market closed for the Kastei- holidays on1 Thursday In this rise, the .May op? tion- Wcni as high as j-KTB, while July i sold at I I T-. August 11.3,'., and of the next crop's options September advanced I In i::,J!3, against I'ir.Oa for October, De? cember 12.S4. and January 12.SO. This is the highest range reached since before the big break over two munths j ago to tlie low level of about llftcen 1 days iigo, when May was driven down ; to 1 l.'.'ii. July 13.07, and August to 131-2 cents. from the closing prices, of two weeks ago yesterday, as of March 31; there lias been a maximum! advance of 40 points on May and 70 j '?a .inly, against so points, or the j equivalent of $-1 per bale, on August. All other options from September to next January deliveries of the next crop show an advance ranging from 40 to i'J points Tills has been sharp re? covery from last mouth's depression, when there was so much liquidation and speculative short selling by the bear element among local and Wall Street operators and speculators In the dry goods and milling districts. There are many who have considered the advance as largely due to manipu? lation against tin; big short interests, and dial it will soon peter out and bo followed by a renewed slump Hut when Investigation Is carried further than the mere consideration of tile I short Interest and the market's tech? nical speculative position tangible rea? sons for the recovery are disclosed. These Include in the first place, the heavy and unexpected sharp falling oft" in the movement of the crop ..,io sight from I lie plu'ulalli ns und counted in? terior towns in the South. 'Phis has been so heavy as to be almost startling witli this week's into sight movement approximately only CO.000 hales against (?,".,000 last week. S0.00? last year, anil 114,000 the previous year. The most important factor, however, has been the broadening trade demand in Kli? mpe, especially throughout (treat Itrilaln, for the act nl cotton. This has surprised even the bulls, as it lias disclosed a much better nnd liro.iiler trade Bltuatlori and outlook than waa thought likely to develop. Thes? features with the very bullish statistics on this side, In connection with the large short Interest and the aggressive activity of the bull interests, has changed the market from its depres? sion of last month Into Its present buoyancy and hull so sentiment. Thus we now lind the old bull leaders of last summer practically aga'n In control of all the old crop optio..j and once moro talking 18-cent aotton bet?re the July anil August options expire. Trade Features. The bullish feature noted above really offset the bearish trade conditions ot the last several months. As a matter of fact, the Liverpool market for both spot cotton and futures has led In this sharp advance of the last fortnight, ami our market and New Orleans have re? sponded to tills rise; but prices there for spot cotton show advances of only 'i to ?''s of a cent, or half as much as our rise. This is probably because the i general option list was forced to much j below a parity in the depression of last month. English mills are declared to] be now running on a basis of 00 per j cent, of their full capacity, as against about 60 per cent, on the average for most of the mills making the coarser grade of staple pooda and cotton yarns on this side. j In this connection, however, it is ( well to remember that we consume only ! 30 per cent, of the crop, roughly speak? ing, as against the European and Con? tinental consumption of about 70 per ; cent. It Is tlie encouragement offered to the bulls here and at Liverpool an" at New Orleans from these conditions which leads tht-ni to believe there will lie somewhat of a repetition of last ' summer's speculative activity and hig.'i l-.rl.-2s for cotton. But in the dry goods) and milling districts thore is still de- i prcssioh and pessimism, and further drastic curtailment of the production ! ot goods Is Inevitable from their po- j sltlon and the adverse influence of agi? tation of a general revision of the tariff at Washington. Tlie Market'* Prospects. It is thus clearly apparent that we I more than ever need a bumper crop of cotton the coming season before anything like normal conditions can be expected. As the crop Is now only about 40 or 50 per cent, planted, and nothing can he said definitely about the prospects for a 14.000,000 to 16,000." OOA-bale crop until after the plants havo . reached the full .stage of growth in July and August, the situation has, in? deed, become an Interesting one. A i record-bi caking acreage of over 34.-' 000,000 acres will undoubtedly be plant? ed, but as ii is the growing weather conditions iyhich make the crop more in the acreage, the character of the weather during June. July and August will be the big factor In solving these, prices and whether 16-ccnt cotton will be witnessed again this summer or not. Only Three Clenr Days. [.Special to The Times'-Dispatch.] Lynchburg, Va., April 16.?Up to Sat? urday, since the beginning of the pres? ent month, Lynchburg experienced only three clear days, and rain fell on ten of the others. The normal precipita? tion for the month is 3.1? inches, and tin rain so far this month lias aggro gated 3.so inches. DULLNESS PROMISED IN COTTON MARKET Now Orleans, La.. April 16.?The new weck in (hi! rot Ion market probably! will open with considerable dullness unless weather developments of Impor? tance arc reported ?vor the holiday period In the cotton licit. Liverpool will hot open until Tuesday morning, and the Amorleiin markets will hardly feel like mat king prices up or down to any material extent until a line is !?> be hud "ii tin- English situation, which now. from a trade standpoint, >n of the greatest Importance. At ih< end of last ivcek English mills were apparently doing as good a bus? iness as they have done at any time Ibis season If ibis continues Ibis week, Spekulation in lite old crop de? liveries will he stimulated. Ijtnca shire mills are already so well engaged ahead thai the spot houses which cater 10 their wants in the way of raw material have come In regard the fairly open'an account with The Union Bank of Richmond 1107 east M MN st uv vt. 51.00 makes a start. 3 per cent. interest large Liverpool stock as inadequate,;) especially since the Contlnont lias given ! sdihe sighs of a business revival, ; Should European wants in the way ot j spot coiton become so great as to cause i renewed activity In tho spot centres ot i the cotton belt, Hie activity will be. Immediately relleeted In the future! minion, and It |< entirely probable thai I speculation win Income widespread. ; 'Ih- weather over the holidays will! Im- of Importance. The outlook was : for cold weather, accompanied by tnors or less frost If the cold wave should I extend southward Inlo (he cotton coun? try far enough to cntt.se damage to youiiK cotton, both the new and old > rop months win Immediately strength? en, for the old Crop months arc to some extent cheeked In their upward ten? dency by II.Kpectrillons for a largo movement of this season's growth he for.- the first ,,f s.-,.ptehibor. Naturally the new crop positions will no governed !?. their course more by the wont her of (be week thiun by anything else, what Ih wanted this week Is warm and dry weather, that will allow planting to be cnrrlcd on and will bring up need already planted. More rain or low temperatures will have a bullish effect on prices, while fair and warm weather will stimulate short selling. ESCAPE FROM JAIL Henry Brady, Alleged Murderer of Two Men, Now Is at Liberty. ALL TRASE OF HIM LOST Governor of Maryland Had Issued Requisition for Him. [Special to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.] Lancaster. Va., April 16.?News comes from Westmorelund county of tho es capo from Jail of Henry Brady, on? of tho men confined there for tho mur? der of Captain Dorsey and First Mate Adams, on tho oyster sloop Ruth Irene In the Potomac River, last January. After breaking out. Brady walkod across tho country to the neighbor? hood of Warsaw, In Richmond county, where he stole a horse from William Barrack and rode to the Rappahan nock River, opposite Tappahannock. Here he got the ferryman to put him I across tho rlvor. It Is not known what j direction he then took, and at last re? ports ho had not been apprehended, lie Is one of the men for whom the Governor of Maryland recently sent a requisition to tho Governor of Vir? ginia, on the ground that he had been implicated on the murdor of Captain Dorsoy, a citizen of Maryland. In the waters of the Potomac River. Bar? rack found his horse the next qny roaming about near tho Tappahannock ferry'. None of the other prisoners oscaped. it cup. i og Illch Harvest. The fishermen are beginning to reap a rich harvest from the waters of this region. The run of shad and herring Is said to bo unusually large, espe? cially In the waters of tho Great Wl comico River and Its aflluent tribu? taries. Reedvllle, situated ot the head of navigation on Cockrcll's Creek, la the great centre of the fishing Indus? try of the lower Northern Neck. There are five largo fish packing houses at j or near Reedvllle, and all of them are ! running on full hours packing fish j and cnnnlng rtsh roe. The fish traps out In deep water have been so full of tlsh that steamers have had to be em- [ ployed to empty them, some of the traps having more than 200,000 line herring and shad In them. Not only j are the fishermen reaping a rich har- ' vest, but the hands employed In the I packing houses are making big wages, 1 many of the fish cutters making as I much as $5 a day. Extensive prepara? tions are making for menhaden tish Important Chnng?-? In I'assi'iiger Stn tloim, Lynchhuril, Vn., on und after Sunday, April in, ihm SOUTHERN HA 11,WA Y NEW PASSEX (JElt STATION, l.ocutrd on Itucliiiuau Street, between Sixth and Seventh Streets, Lynchburg, Vn. Southern Railway, at great expense, im:; built a new Hue through the city of Lynchburg. Va.. In order to improve ! and expedite ihe service. Southern Hallway Ni w Passenger J Station, located on Buchanan Street; bet v. f en Sixth and beventh Streets, Lynchburg, will ba opened for service ; anJ use. effective 1.2:01 A. M Sin-lav.^ April 1?. after which tin-.u following 1 trains will use this station exclusively; < SOUTHERN RAILWAY STATION? I BUCHANAN STREBT. Southbound?Train No. 1% scheduled I to have Lynchburg '? 20 A. M.; .Tain! No. 43. scheduled to leave Lynchburu ! 4:07 P; M.: train No. 23; scheduled to' Have Lyuchhiirg 0:16 .'. M.: train No.' 31: scheduled to leave l.ynchburg 11:07 p. m : train No. m. In I el t-> leave l.yiw-hburg 3:2S A. M.; train No. ;T. scheduled to leave I.,-: chlnirg 3:lS A m Northbound?Train No. 26, scheduled to leave Lynchburg 7:15 p. m.; train1 No. 3S, scheduled to leave l.ynchburg : 1:27 A. M.; train No. 12, scheduled to! leave l.ynchburg 1:45 A. m.; train No. I 32, scheduled to leave Lynchburg 3:15 A. m.; train No. 30. scheduled to leave! Lynchburg 5:22 A. m.| train No. 3C. i scheduled to leavo Lvnchburg 5:25 p. m. Trains Nos. 25 and 26. II and 42. arc the "Memphis Special" and "Washing? ton and Chatlanoogu Limited," respec? tively, and are through trains, via Southern Railway, in connection With the Norfolk and Western Hail way, and all of tho trains, as above indicated. Including Nos. 25 and 26 and 41 and 42, will use this New Southern Railway Stutlon exclusively. going through Lynchburg without transfer or change. All other trains of the Norfolk and Western Hallway, also nil trains of the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway, will continue to use the present Union, or Nortolk and Western Station. The following trnlns of the Southern Railway will not go Into the new Southern Railway Station, but will con? tinue to use the present Union, or Nor? folk and Western Station, viz.: UNION, OR NORFOLK' AND WEST? ERN STATION. .Southbound?Train No. 19, scheduled to leave Lynchburg 8:3S A. m.; train No. 35, scheduled to leave Lynchburg 2:2.", p. m.: train No. 9, scheduled to leave Lynchburg 3:05 p. m. Northbound?Train No. 20, scheduled to leavo Lynchburg 7:30 p. m.; train No. l ?!. scheduled to leavo Lynchburg 1:07 p. M.: train No. 10, scheduled to leave Lynchburg 7:30 A. M. The passengers' tickets do not cover the transfer, where a transfer Is nec? essary, for either passengers or thoi? baggage, between the New Southern Hallway Station, on Buchanan Street, and the old Union, or Norfolk niwl Western .Station, at Lynchburg. There? fore: All through passengers via Lynch burg by Southern Railway. In connec? tion' with tho Norfolk and Western Railway, EXCEPT southbound pas? sengers using Soulhern Hallway trains Nos. 0. 10 and 35, and northhound trains Nos. 10. 20 and 44 (which will, as above, stated, continue to run into tht? old Union, or Norfolk and Western Station), will, at their own cxponse, make their own transfer arrangements at Lynchburg. for themselves and their baggage, between tho Southern Hall? way New Station, on Buchanan Street, lind tho present Union, or Norfolk and Western Station. Southern Railway trains Nos. 25 and 26 and 11 and 42. as Indicated nhove. are through trains, operated by tbo Southern Railway In connection with the-Norfolk and Western Railway. All through passengers vln Lynch? burg by Southern Railway, in connec? tion with Chosnpt-ake and Ohio Rail? way. EXCEPT southbound passengers using Southern Hallway trains Nos. :'. Hl und 35. and northbound trains Nos. 10, 20 and II (which will, as nhove slated, continue to run Into Ihe old I Union, or Norfolk and Western Station), will, at ihelr own expense, make their own transfer arrangements nt Lynch? burg, for themselves and their bag? gage, bei ween the Southern Rnllwoy New Station, on Buchanan Street, and the present Union, or Norfolk and Western Station. The approximate dlstanco hetween those two stations Is n little more than ope mile. N. B.?Foregoing schedule figures shown only as Information, and are not guaranteed.. , . b. H. coapman, Vlcc-Presldont and General Manager. S. II. HARDWIOK. Passenger Trafllc Manager. If. V. carv; Ounnrnt PaiiitlinirAr Acranl financial. Is fixed by the fire hazard of your risk. Reduce the hazard and you reduce the premium. CONSULT Virginia State Insurance Company Organized 1865. HOME OFFICE, - - MAIN AND FIFTH STREETS. Phone Madison 4000. Expert Insurance Advice Given Gratis. 303 EAST BROAD STREET. Temporary locatio?? during construction of new banking house. Capita! .... $200,000 Surplus and undivided Profits ? $110,000 W. M. Habliston. Pres.; J. W. Rothert, Vice-Pres.; Jno. G. Walker. 2d Vice Prcs.; Andrew M. Glover, Cashier. PERSONAL AND BUSINESS ACCOUNTS SOLICITED. With Besets of over $1,7C0,CC0, every inducement consistent with good I ar.king is offered to its customers. 3 per cent, allowed in Savings Depart? ment. Bank is open till 8 o'clock Saturday evenings. Ing. Which will begin on tho first day Of .Tune. All tho factories, of which there arc many In this ? section, are oelng lmprovod and enlarged, several now onos are In course of construc? tion, new steamers for the business ere being built, and old ones over? hauled and enlarged. Arbor Day Observed. Tho observance of arbor day by the teachers and pupils of the Lancaster High School Is destined to make great Improvement In the appearance and comfort of this village In the years to come. Tho public square, tho court? yard and the grounds around the school building have been set with Ane foreBt maples, no place being left va? cant where a irefi ought to grow. The trees were brought from the surround? ing forests by the pupils and planten by them with great care. Nearly nil of the newly planted trees have been named after distinguished personages. Two of the finest of these trees have been named, one for tho Hon. William A. Jones, Congressman from this dis? trict; the other for Governor Woodrow Wilson. Will Deliver Addre??. The Hon. T. R. B. Wright, Judge of this Judicial circuit, has received a let? ter from Richard II. Ldmonds, of Hal llmore. accepting an Invitation to at? tend the May term of the Circuit Court of Lancaster and deliver a public address to the people of this county Mr. 1-Mmonds is a native of Lancaster, having been born In tho ancient and progressive villag*. of Kllmarnock, where he has many relatives. It Is hoped that ttie coming of Mr. Kdmonda will add fresh Impetus to the lagging movement to build a railroad down the Northern Neck to connect It with the lifo, energy and progress of tho outside world. May Vlnlt Ohl Home. The Hon. William 12. Chllton. recent? ly elected United States Senator from West Virginia, has written a letter to his kinsman. William Chllton. clcrll of the Circuit Court of Lancaster, ex? pressing tils desire and Intention to visit lite. Northern Nack of Virginia In tho near future. Senator Chllton's an? cestral homestead is Curlomun, on the Potomac River. In Westmoreland, and he writes his kinsman here that his home in ..'est Virginia beats the same name. I.ooklDK t.'p Knmlly Tree. James ... Fox. formerly of Ken? tucky, but now of New York City, spent several days here recently ex? amining the old court records for In? formation regarding Itls ancestors, Ilu is a brother 01 John Fox, Jr., the well known Virginia writer, who lives at Big Stone (lap, and who has written some delightful books Illustrating mountain life In Southwest Virginia and Kentucky. The Kentucky Foxes are descendants of David and Ullllain Fox. who were wealthy and tiitliicnilal citizens of .Lancaster In the lattei half of the seventeenth century. They presented to the Church of St. Mary's White Chapel, hi tho upper part 'of Lancastor, the massive marble tablets containing the Creed, the Lord's Prayer and the Ten Commandments, and also the marble baptismal font and the heavy silver communion service, all which are still preserved Jn good con? dition. Mr. Fox visited this ancient church and was delighted to sec tliu handsome gifts made by his distin? guished kinsmen to this church In early colonial days. Hum Serious Fall. Fcrloi I,. Harding, a prominent citi? zen of Northumberland, residing in Harvey's Neck, on the Great Wicomico River, fMl several days ago and broke one of bis hips. lie was paralyzed about, one year ago, and had but rc oently been able to walk with the aid of crutches. His condtion is very critical, ami the attending physicians have hut little hope of his recovery. Inomns .1. Ree, an old and highly respected citizen, residing near Leba? non Church in the upper part of Lan? caster. Is dead after an Illness of sev. eral weeks. He was a Confederate veteran, having been a member ot Company K, Ninth Virginia Cavalry, and participated In all the battles around Richmond and Petersburg. His remains were interred at Lebanon Church with military honors by the members of Lawson-Ball Camp, Ilia religious services being conducted by the Rev. Wnyland F. Dunaway, D. IJ. LYIVCIIHUIlG POST ELECTS OFFICERS [Special to The Times-Dispatch,] Lynchburg, Va? April 16.?Lynch burg Post O, Travelers' Protective As? sociation, has elected the following officers for the ensuing year: President, John L. HancocJt; Vicc-Prcsidonts, .1. L. Plcasants and It. II. Stophcns; Sec? retary. D. W. Sale: Chaplain, Rev. J. O. Paxton, D. ID.; Surgeon, Dr. G. P, Ham Checking account with us secures for you all the ad? vantages that come through dealing with a strong and perfectly organized bank. The small depositor re? ceives the same careful at? tention as the large one. You are invited to become a depositor at the First National Bank, Richmond, Va. ^Capital and Surplus, 52,000,000^ City License Taxes AHB NOW DUE AND AT TUB Collector The City Code requires a penalty of not more than 120.00 per day for fali uri> to pay on or before April SC. Washington Ward license.* will hs paid to .1. P. Robinson. Deputy Coliac I tor, coiner Tenth and Hull Stroett. F. V.". CUNNINGHAM. Collector of City Taxes. National Bank of Virginia Capital, - $1,200,000 Surplus, - 5 600,000 Accounts solicited Ninth and Main Streets We cordially invite your ac? count, whether it is large or small' Commonwealth Bank We've added One Hundred Thousand Dollars to our capital stock, which largely increases our facilities. Commonwealth Bank Supreme Court Decision Its effect on stocks in a new lipht. Special letter on request. FLEMING & CO., INVESTMENT BANKERS, Pennsylvania BUIr., Philadelphia, P.a ner: Directors?John D. Oglesby, C. W. Whltinore, W. R. Wlnfrce. 13. W. Barks dale. B. H. Adams and J. A. Mahood. The delegates to the Slate convention at Danville In .May are It. F. Seay, J. O. Oglesby. J. ?. Burton, .1. L. Pleasants. Clyde Jennings, B. W. Barksdale. B. B. Adams. A. B. Chfiwning. J. A. Mahoodi G. P. Colcman. E. H. Mayfield, L. N Pierce, M. A. Peak. Olles H. Miller. G. K. Vaughan, C. P. Mahood. W. B. Penick. G. L. Fleming. J- O. Bragg, R. W. Har? vey and W. H. Brockenbrough. Knvors State College. [.Special to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.l Lynchburg, Va.. April IG.?Dr. Wil? liam W. Smith, president of the Ran dolph-Macon Woman's College here, and chancellor of the Randolph-.Macon System, and one of the foremost edu? cators of the South, Is out in an Inter? view In which he favors the establish? ment of a State college for women, al? though bo Is strongly opposed to co? education. He docs not think the es? tablishment of the proposed State col? lege for women would In any way affect tho Woman's College here. Specify and Use G. Wl. Co.'s j Old Style Pearl /. C. Redipped Tin ij the, standard kind/with MORE QUALITY ADDED by re? cent improvements in the manufacture. It's made to last for years. Gordon Metal Company Fourteenth and Dock Streets. !? .inini?i_?.I.IHI1IIMII?.?.m.