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IN COTTON MARKET Decline Follows Publication of Official Crop Es? timate?Pressure Seemed to Be Entirely Spec? ulative?Next Week's Renort. New York. December IT.?Last Monday'a official crop estimate was preceded by heavy selling, and this selling continued following the pub? lication of tho figures with the market making new low records for the sea? son on Tuesday morning, when De? cember contracts sold at 6.7S; January at S.40, March at 8.5S, and May at b.TO. The pressure, however, seemed to be almost entirely speculative, and look? ed more like ah effort to break tlie market to a covering basis than the expression of any fresh sentiment as a result of the government's crop n port. on the contrary there was nothing la tho action of tho market, In the trading, or In the character 61 t lie; news to Indicate that tho crop state-j went had brought about any change! in the attitude either of the foreign! spinner?whose willingness to provide, for remote requirements has been a! prominent sustaining factor?-or in the; other sustaining factor, namely, the! steadiness of the Southern holder.; Once the speculative pressure had run its course, the market developed a Steadier tone, and at the close of busi? ness last night December was quoted at 8.|7. after having sold at ?.??"?? while January was quoted lit 8,79, March at S.02. und May nt ?.06 ? these! prices representing a rally of sonic oS| lo 40 points from tho lowest. tioverntuCnt'H ICMliuate. The government's estimate placed tho crop at 14.SS&.000 bales. of 500 pounds gross weight, excluding lint era This was about in line with the average of local trade opinion,, and, while It was believed to bo rather a larger estimate than expected abroad. It failed to bring any lncreasod pres? sure against tho English market. The report, as usual, has been criticized. Bulllshly disposed operators bollove that had tho government estimate been expressed In bales of this sea? son's weight, tho figure would have been at least 3 or 4 per cent smaller; the bears believe that the government. In line with post experiences during big-crop years, has underestimated the crop, and that this underestimate will become evident as a result of gln-| nlng reports between now and the end of the season. As a matter of fact. ,i If as difficult to form any opinion to the average weight of this season's bales In the aggregate as it is to csti^ mate the number of bales actually produced, and tho government's fig? ures will doubtless be tho basis for trade operations until they arc cor? rected. Next week's ginning report of tho Census Uunau Is due at the opcningl of the market next Wednesday. Dur? ing the past week there have been the usual conflicting rumors as to the probable showing of this report, orig? inating, apparently, with Memphis, and more directly concerned with the re? turns of the. National Glnners' Associa? tion. According to latest report, these returns Indicated a ginning up to De? cember 13 of about 13,704,000 bales, or Of 930.eo0 bales for the first period In December. A prominent local sq>ot firm however, reports that Its Southern ad? vices Indicate a ginning of about 726, 000 bales for the period. This latter tlgure would Indicate n very consid? erable fulling off, while tho former would be considered in lino with the more bearish views of the crop. Dur !ng th" period December 1 to 13. this year, there are ten working days. The amount of cotton pinner per working day for this period last year was 55. f-73 bales, and In the big crop year of U'OS It was 81,419 bales. Should the forocost of the National Olnners' As? sociation provo correct, It would Indi? cate an uverage Rinning per work day this year of ubout fiy.OOO boles, which would considerably strengthen the criticisms of the government estimate us nu under-stafemem of the probable yield. Ilenrn Less Aggressive. Sentiment appears to be growing u little more favorable to the market. It cannot bo said that there has been any material change In view as to the sl;:e of tho crop, or that estimates of prob? able requirements have been Increased, so far as the average trader Is con? cerned, but there appears to have been some modification of opinion as to the probable minimum price to be expect? ed as tin result of the estimated sur? plus production. There can be little doubt as to the character of the pres? ent sustaining factors. Foreign manu? facturers have beep more impressed! by tho shortage of foreign crops than; have domestic spinners, and it has] been tho Vvilltngncss of the foreign' mills to buy for remote requirements! around this love!, in connection with the ability of the South to hold sur? plus supplies, that has proved an ob? stacle to bearish speculation below the S 3-4-ccnt level. The question i.-. whether the South, which Is still car? rying an enormous available supply; can maintain Its position during tho winter and the season for now crop preparatlonr., and whether foreign mills will continue to hedgo their re? quirements for two and three seasons hence. It is reported that fully 200,000 bales of American cotton will bo shipped to India this year, owing to tho shortage of the Indian crop. Japan is taking far more than her normnl needs, and I Liverpool authorities estimate that the! China crop will bo 20 per cent, short] of last year. This short supply of' foreign growths will naturally help! to absorb tho present American cropj surplus, while foreign spinners seem | to bo convinced that the big yield tills i year will bo followed by reduced pro-' ductlon, owing to the activities of Southern organizations and the un? willingness of the Sou thorn planter to return to 0-cent cotton after two years of 11 or ir> cents. December r-uortn Xcrvons. The situation with reference to De? cember contracts has become more in? teresting during the week, and the un? easiness of the December short Inter? est has undoubtedly Inspired part of the covering in the later months. No estimate of the remaining interest in December contracts can be conserva? tively attempted, mid on Friday De? cember seemed relatively easy, fol? lowing the circulation of a few no? tices. This, however, was not general? ly taken as Indicating tho end of the December deal, and whllo cotton is arriving here ml her inoro freely from, the South, shipments have been dis? appointing from a bearish standpoint, and It Is supposed that the. concentrat? ed long Interest will demand further deliveries, unless shorts bid the con? tract up to nearer tho parity with white cotton in the South. Southern spot markets, which were easier early in the month, appear to have steadied up again, suggesting that the Increased offerings of the past two or three weeks have been .sulll clcntly well taken to relieve the situa? tion for tho time being. EARLY DECLINE IN WHEAT RECOVERED Higher Cables and Argentine Crop Damage Re? ports Are Chief influences?Spring Wheat Receipts Sl.ehtlv Smaller. New York, December IT.?Wheat val? ues wer? slightly lower early In the week, but soon all of the decline was recovered. 'V4.1v .Initial depression was caused by ..ooitUiiudn heavy receipts ot k'ruln on both i-ldcs of the border, whereas a diminution had been ox pected. All,signs hud pointed on Mon? day morning toward a big addition to I tlie visible supply, but tills was soon | tonn 1 to be erroneous, at the increase w?s inconseqentiai. Therefore it believed that fairly large quantities hSd disappeared 11,10 consumptive chan? nels throughout the country. It was, in fact, well known that wheat hud b^en shipped to many Interior mills from large Western centres. Tin- sub? sequent recovery was caused largely by nervousness among short sellers, prompted by encouraging cables. Eu? ropean markets were Iniluonccd by fui ? ther ropo'rts .-f unfavorable tveathoi 111 .\rjjs-r.tlna, winch brought about mate rial advance's in Uuttio* Ayres, leitest advices as estimates <.,f tlie crop in Argentina show reductions, the total being placbd by some it It'-'.OOl'.OitO bushels, again.-t L'i'S.OUO.OOO hiishelu n - tvtntly and ;25,00i>,lHi'> carli, r in tin; The upward tendency whs ehecked partly by a fulrly large Increase in the I2uropesn Visible supply, CT2,0t)0 bush? ed. whcrcsB 11 year ago there was a decrease uf 2SO,(iO0 bu.-bii-. Further? more, ihe world's avoliable supply Iii uuciion ? jriM it^?-? 01 -.uuv ousii' id, A further upturn was caused by Hie red winter, mainly for Antwerp, which was highly gratifying .Mid Important, being regitrJed as in a sense coiiilrnv : lory of the reports of damage m Ar? gentina- The upturn was arrested, however, in pjrt by .1 claim thai tin production in North Dakota had turned out to be SO.O'l'O.UQO bushels. Or l-'>.u?i\ ti(i<> bushels more than the government upon. Movement l.nlrr in Werk, Toward the close of the week prices rose to a stil] higher pluiic, :t* rdiort: t ho wed nervousness and anxiety t>. ovrr. largely owing to highei eablti', particularly from Antwerp, which was Considered dceldi dly significant, in view of the additional sharp advances in Itucnos Ayres and ih? continued unfa? vorable report:: respecting tin- cr6|i outlook in Arg'.niiiia. Consequently it was believed that tin exports from that country would b^ appreciably lighter OPEN AN ACCOUNT WITH The Union Bank of Richmond 1107 EAST MAIN K'ZIIE *T. T.-OO M> KE8 A START. 3 PES CENT. INTEREST In Januar} and February than hercto ioro estimated, and it was the conson aus of opinion that Kuropc will turn to this market for further Important lots of No. -J red. Indeed, It was HlutO'l that exporters were already in reoolpt of fairly large orders and at somewhat better limit*-, hut found it exceedingly difficult to accomplish anything, ow'ng to the great scarcity and higher cost I of freight room. The upward tendency] was checked at times liy fairly heavy! receipts of Spring wheat, although the! movement shows a decrease as com-1 pared with lust week, and ti further] diminution is anticipated in the near] future. Within a week or two the vis? ible supply statement may begin < t?I stioyr*fcduetl?u*. Importers have taken] mod-rate quantities of Manitoba whmt here and t uiilports, but they have bought large quantities In Winnipeg and Montreal. The Movement In Corn, Speculative interest in corn was: much of the time- apathetic, mid ll'uv liiatlons were slow, although in the' ivaln tbe trend way upward. At the! otuVoi litis was ascribed to the cpm panillveiy mild and wet v.* blither Weat.j with Mo, ks light atei grading poor. Subsequently the ilrmhof* cattle In sym? pathy with wheat and owing id a talr l> bVisk export business; It was slat?d Dial exporters had received large bi - del -. but they were handicapped by tin scarcity of freight room. Klnxsced .bus' been decidedly stronger, having advi'.i- ? .1 sharply, mainly In .sympathy i with an ex tr.iorulnury upturn In Itue liOs Ayies, us u result ,,( Hur damage I to the crop in Al gOlltlnu. FEARED DYNAMITE PLOT Chii Ind.. 1.? in per 11.?Discovery it a plot said to have been hatched in Kansan City, caused half 01 the vkty pollui lore, of Gary to be added to tho night reWerves to frustrate any lit" leu.01 to i.|.,v? u). tit,. City Hall and Polle? station. All Incoming'trains at the stations of the cily en- being watched day and nlghl. Information that conspli,iior:i wen planning to blow up tb< municipal building canto to Chief ??' Polle? .1. l>. Marlin from chief W.eritwoiih tirlllln, of Kunsua Ciiy. Chief Grifllii reported ihut the con? versation of a 10 uio and * white man was overheard near the Ci.ion Station at Kansas City by an automobile dealer They were in an alley at [ night, and one of 1 hem carried a grip ; v Hi. h they talked about as contaln |lns nitroglycerine. According to the ' listener, they said they were on their way io Gary, where they would blow up Up City Hal' and police nation to avenge themselves for a wrong. Am soon as the pair left tin- alley the list? ener hurried 10 polUv headquarters. Hutcheson's Leaf Tobacco Warehouse For the Sale of Loose Leaf and For Storage. Sixth and Cary Streets. In the Centre of the Tobacco Trade. Most Complete and Most Comfortable Tobacco Ware? house in the South. Concrete Reinforced Fireproof Building, especially designed and built for the business. Three Per? fectly Lighted Sales Floors. Ample Stables, with eight-foot aisles. Lodging Rooms for Farmers. F.lectric Elevators. Ample Storage Room. DRING VOfll LOOSE !,KAF TOHACCO TO HUTCHESON'S for top notch prices and quick sales. Your check ready in two minutes after your last pile is sold. JOHN A. HUTCHESON, Proprietor. John M. Valentine, Auctioneer. TRADING WILL BE OF FITFUL CHARACTER Now Orleans. La., December 17.?The cotton market this week promises to show, more life than might naturally t>e expected in view of the fac* that It precedes the holiday period, on Wed? nesday the Census Bureau will Issue a report of tho nlnning of cotton up to December 12. The reason for the prom? ised activity 's the sudden change In sontiment that has taken place. I'rlor to the government's estimate the com? ment was bearish In the extreme, but the estimate did not bear out the mor* generous crop opinions entertained,' and since then the market has Ocen ] more of a two-sided nffnir than it litis been for months. The census report I will be likely to prove or disprove the 1 contention thnt the government has underestimated the crop. Even If there I? promise of Import- j aiit developments this week. It Is hard- ! ly probable that trading will be very ! heavy, and what activity Is seen prob- ! ably will po of a fitful character, be- j cause tho market will close Friday j night for three holidays. Next w.eek Hie same closing will be made, bring- j Ing about six days of Inactivity at Christmas and New Year's.. Large operators will not caro to In? crease their commitments to any great extent until the holidays are out ot J the way. but for Ute gl oners' report | this week would undoubtedly wear a j pronounced holiday look. FAVORABLE FACTORS STRENGTHEN MARKET Now York, December 17.?Tbc un? mistakable revival in illo steel trade and the striking demonstration of the strength of the country's money po? sition were reflected in last woek's stock market. Thero were contribu? tory factory, but theso two consti? tuted the main Influences. Tho unfilled tonnage report of the Cnlted (States Steel Corporation at DANVILLE FIRE LOSS IS HEAVY Damage Estimated at 8125,000. Henry Day Is Re? covering. [Special to The Timrs-Dlspatch. 1 Danville. Vs., December 17.?There was 11 fresh outburst Of IIallies In the store of M*. P. UoniwrigFn at S o'clock } eslcrday morning. In the depths of 1 tiiu smoldering debris a H?mo kindlct1 I and consumed what the fire left on I Thursday morning. While a large I number ol people, attracted by the smoke soon arrived upon the scene,) It was only a matter of a quarter of an hour for tho lire department to gi t the flames suppressed. From .Main Street can be seen how Henry Day came very near perishing during his j Imprisonment of an hour and a half while pinned underneath a largo beam Before Hie lire had even reached the Waddlll store, Mr. Day went in there to save some documents, and while 111 the rear of the printing department, Which Is an annex to the main btilld* Ing, one of the walls of the Boat/ wrlghl book store collapsed, crashing down upon the printing house, carry? ing that wall ami roof with it :ind! bearing down Mr. Day. The work ol ' rescuing' htm was extremely dltlirinr. , as the roof of the building thus full- j Ing formed an acute angle with the 1 floor. For :?. wh'lo nothing could be j done at :ill until a lire hose was brought into the store by n band ol | volunteers, who managed to quench ! the flames, which wi re rapidly uettr- I lug the man. As soon as tlie lire -.vas to some measure subdued the groute 1 evil?smoki?became npparcn, and damp rags had to be placed ..vor his mouth in order tu save Ii I in from s,;f-] location. Mr. Day's rercue was finally accomplishcil by cutting a way through the roof and working to him tl'oih without the building. The latest reports from tho hospital to which Mr. Day was taken st-ato ho 1- resting comfortably. The damage caused v.y the lire Is now estimated nt between 5120 und $123,000. The post-oftlco building, which for the past eighteen months has been undergoing Interior renovation, js now ; completed anil Hp- post-Office fcrCf and others have been busy trnnsfer 1 1 ing mall, furniture and other heces ! -arles. The building was opone.l to j day during the regular Sunday hour*. I .New vaults have been placed through? out t'n.. building, and In Hu- basement there in a rest room for the mal I car tleri ami a bathroom. The offices ..f the post-oflleo officials have all booh refurnished throughout, and the whnln building Is thoroughly equipped and qiilte np-tb-dote. The I2lks' Ho nie, I which, during the remodeling of the I Federal building, lms been converted J into a temporary n?st-?fllco, is to le | ilemolli?hed very shortly noiv and a I new I'.lks' lloiunto be built upen the I same site at the cost of some $40.000. tho end of November, disclosing an unexpectedly large increase, was sup? plemented as a market Influence by the advance in prices of various pro? ducts by tho Stool Corporation and other makers. Car manufacturers were also demanding higher prices as a result of recent railroad orders, j and the stimulating effect on produc- j lion was seen in plans for opening of tho various idle plants after the llrst of the year. The Steel Corporation's booking of orders for the llrst half of December was said by the Iron Age to' liu on it larger scale than for No? vember. The effect on the stock mar? ket was heightened by published stute- j merits of 11. C. KTlck and Chairman 13, II. Gary, giving hopeful views of the outlook for next year. Copper trade developments parallel id those lu steel. The rise in the pile of the metal was in response to the reported expansion of demand. The report of the railway securities commission confining Its recommends- i Hons to publicity as a remedy for cap? ital inflation was accepted as con- j servatlvc. Another favorable Influence I was tho Supreme Court's refusal of the Independent tobacco manufacturers' petition to disapprove tho American Tobacco Company's reorganization plan. | The money market showed pro? nounced recuperative power. This was due partly to tho technical causes of the poor showing In the clearing-house statement lor tho llrst week of De? cember, which was corrected by the rctrdnsfcr of Canadian balances held aside for the purposo of the annual hanking return. The rise In the rates in New York to a profitable llgur?- was followed by an abundant reflux of j funds from the interior. The record cotton crop promised by] the government estimate goes Into the I reckoning of favorable factors. COTTON GOODS REVIEW New York. December 17.?YV'th all Indications assuring on abundance ol cotton for many months to conic, cot? ton guods merchants are now nedcav orlng to Impress upon buyers the fair iiesfl of current prices as represented ill recent 'revisions. That buyers are coming to see that values of to-day. ] Itascd upon those current before tho boom of 1P0G are at least safe, Is ! shown by the Bteadlnosn of recent mail orders for supplies of staple domestics for delivery In the next tv.o or three months. There arc still many spring goods to ho purchased, an<| the Suuth- ! cm Jobber is still slow in placing tho j usual volume of his spring orders be- i cause of unsatisfactory collection from country retailers. Uut nearly all the h ading cotton goods commission mer? chants now believe that unnatural bar? riers to trade will be removed soon after the holidays, nhd as they have already made considerable progress in securing business they have'been shov ? ing 11 larger measure of confidence during the lull that has been on for tile past week. llleachey] cotton sold under the well known brands have been cleaned up, and advances from the low point arc Ixlng made. Heavy colored cottons are firmer, and leading mills arc well under orders for the winter, rrint cloths are quiet and fine goods are In ii very linss 'sfactory positions as a consequence Of ot'brmjll building. Job? bers are quiet, but report seasonable trade, and retailors are naturally busy mi holiday piece goods. Wants Motion l'lrt?res Slopped. Washington, December 17. ? It.'ily. through hei ambassador here, has appealed to the State Department to stop t'.i- exhibiting in Ihe United States nt motion pictures alleging to portray ihe massacre of Arabs and Turks in Tripoli by Italian soldiers. The Bin hassadcr Insisted t'ie pictures were I "faked." and had been produced by motion picture linns on American soil. Vault in Virginia than the one which holds our securities. In it we have a few safe deposit boxes for rent at 25 cents a month. Come in and get one. Travelers' Building RICHMOND, VA. Capital One Million Dollars POSTAL SAVIN6S BANK WILL START To Open for Business on Janu-' ary i?Circuit Court Term Adjourns. IGpeclnl to The Tlmos-Dlspatch.l ! Onuncoek, \*u.. December 17.?Tho Post-Ottlcc Department has ordered tho I establishment of a postal savings bank [?t tlils ofllce. It -win probably open for I business January 1. The regular term of the Circuit Court adjourned Friday, after a session of nearly two weeks. Much of tho time was consumed In the trial of cases for selling; liquor. Tho principal civil case was the claim of Dr. 13, T. Mason against the urlmlnlstrator of .fames A. Mason for professional services amount? ing to |2.0o0. The Jury awarded him 5715. The price of land shows no dccl'nc. The real estate of tho luto Arthur K. Conrd, situated about three miles from . tho courthouse, and containing 2SO acres, hrought at public auction Sat? urday (31,000. 'the most ol* the timber has been cut off, and the Improvements aro very ordinary. Tho Accomac Medical Society will bold Its annual bunnuct at Onley Tuen day. William II. Ilatton. of Melfa. has re? cently lout a horse whose age was known to have been thirty-seven years.' Mr. ilatton liuii owned him twenty-I eight year.--, during which time he hnd never lost a day from sickness, and until a few months ago wns always ready for work. The official board of the Onnncock M. 15. Church, South, at Its meeting Monday, voted to Increase the salary of the pastor J300 per annum. Captain Samuel D. Lambdln, a Mex? ican War veteran, one of the oldest cit? izens, now in his eighty-seventh year. Is conllned to his home, principally from the Infirmities of old age. Hin life lias been one of unusual activity. A favor? ite pastime with him was walking over the country. One of his jaunts In tho early fifties was from Salt Lako City to Chicago, much of the way then being ' through a wilderness. A story thut is, often told of him here, and known by many to be true, is that after he was seventy years old he dined In Poco nioke City, Md., walked to Onancock, a distance of llilriy-tlirce miles, for sup-j per, and went coon hunting that night; with several young men. Ilescklah Allen Wescoot, a prominent Citizen of Southern Accomac, died at bis home near Painter Friday, aged llfty-sovcn years. Uurlnl was In Hell-' haven Cemetery. Hlb widow, iwo sons; ?Nathaniel S. j.n?l Krahk?and one daughter. Miss Corlnne, survive. Another death was that of Captain John J. Mister, at his home, liarbortoil, of heart fnllure, eighty years of age. He hud long been a notable figure in Ills section. As master of one of tho Baltimore pnekets from Pungotesguc, and later In life as a farmer, few were mote generally known. Funeral ser? vices were held in St. George's Protest- ( ant Episcopal Church, of which he was n vestryman, and burial was In tho' cemetery attached, lib Is survived by I four daughters?Mr.?. C. It. Hutchin? son. Mrs. William T. Kollam, Mrs. W. 8. Hoffman and Miss Josio Mister. The warm weather of the past week; has Interfered materially with the' clam and oyster market, and much I lower prices prevail. SITE IS SELECTED FOR COUNTY SEAT Ncwland Named in Honor of Lieutenant-Governor of North Carolina. [Special to The Times-Dispatch.J Ashcvllle, N. ?.:., December 17.?The; county commissioners of Avcry coun- i ty huvc staked off the land for the county seal of that county, which is I to be known us "Newlnnd," having been named by iho last Legislature lit honor of Lleutenunt-Governor William i.'. Ncwland. The place Is situated about thirty miles from Aahevllle, and until recently has served as an apple orchard, whu-li was conducted on a Luge scale. The location Is an Ideal one and the town will be Situated on a small knoll. The county com? missioners purchased fifty acres of the lund, paying $5,000 lor the "lie for the courthouse and other buildings, i which will be situated at NOWlllIld, ; N. C. j Avcry Is North Carolina's youngest county, having btieii created by tbu j last Legislator., from the counties of Mitchell, Wataugii and Caldwcll. Olli - ceis have been elected, a county new-* I paper, known as the Avory Vim, has I been established, and now thai the I site t r the county seat has been set? tled, it is believed that the new coun ily will prosper. There has been no I little factional feeling in regard '<?'? the location of th>: capital of the new j county, und the commissioners were I besieged with requests to locate it at. I various parts of the new territory. I The tlfih annual show of the Aahc I ville Poultry and Bet Stock Assocla J tlon was held hero last week, and was i one of the most successful which have I ever been held In this city. The Jlldg j ing \vbh done on the basis of c?nip?r I Ison. by Judge F. J. Marshall, of Col , lege Park, On. Approximately 1.000 birds were entered anil they were In good condition. Breeders from many Southern States were represented. John Hill, colored, IS In the coujH>' jail awaiting the next term-of Superior I Court on a rather serious charge, hay? ing been found In the home of Ilenrv I Wild dm ing the night, it Is charged. : Mr. Wild war. awakened by a noise of I some one trying to gain nn entrance to I the room adjoining Iiis, It is said, und upon Investigation found the negro I In tin- hallway of his room trying the l door. lie drew his pistol on the I alleged intruder and held him at the j point of the gun until the Police De? partment had taken charge of the I negro. Hill bears the reputation of being a reliable man, although lie is j said to have a fondness for drink, and I bis allegation Is that if ho entered I the bouse, be did so while under the ' Influence of whiskey. He declares that he has no rceolloctlon of the affair, lie is being held without hall, and is j charged with burglary in the first de i gree. for which the punishment In ? North f.'arollga Is electrocution. Dratrojcd hy Fire. i [Special to The Tlmon-DIspatch-l Altnvlsta, Va.. December 17.?T. A. Bennott, rural route carrier on route 2, out of Toshes, lost by flro Friday night his rosldonco and stab|p. In? cluding all household effectB and one horse, No Insurance, jffaancffi! ^financial This Bank Offers Every Facility to the Small Depositor Whether you have SI.00 or $1,000.00 to deposit, your ac? count will be equally welcomed. The small borrower is afforded the same facilities as the large merchant or corporation. We especially want small accounts, and, whether you desire additional money to extend your business, build a home or for other purposes, we are at your service. To those considering a change in their banking connections we cordially invite your account. 3 per cent, interest .allowed. BANK OF COMMERCE AND TRUSTS, Prominent Citizens of Scottsville District Hold Enthusiastic Meeting. [Special to Tho Times-Dispatch.} Scottsville, Va., Deoombor 17.?Tho people in tho Scottsville District of Albentarle t county are manifesting considerable Interest In tho subject of bettor roads. There was u meeting held several weeks ago, which was largely intended by tho representative citizens of the district. a committee, eomposod of Samuel Mursholl. W. II. Langhornc, John 1* Pitts. John E. Dane and Jamoe H. Harris, was ap? pointed to decldo In what seotlons of tho district It would bo advisable to run the lmprovod roads and to can? vass their rospocted sections as to tho sentiment of tho voters on the subject of a bond lssuo for road Im? provements. This committee, with others interested in the movement, met at "Estoutvllle," the home of V. P. Randolph, on last Thursday. Those present were Samuel Marshall, of Simeon; W. H. Langhorne, of War? ren; J. E. Dane, of Esmont; James II. Ilnrrls. of Damon; V. P. Randolph, of Estoutvllle; E. L. Bradley, of Glen dower; Dr. George Starko and James Starke, of Carters Rrldge; W. B. Forsythe. of Esmont; M. M. Van D?ren, R. Hoy Howard, of Overton; W. S. Dor rlor, S. lt. Oault. M. a. Pitts. Charles It. Dorrlrr, of Scottsville. Many Im? portant matters were discussed, mid as a whole the meeting was an en? couraging one. The -next meeting will be held at "Guthrie Hall," the home of John E. Lttie, on .Inhuary 1. 191?. The Valentine Museum ELEVENTH AND CLAY STREETS. Open daily from 10 V. M. to Z V. M Admlssion. "5c Free or Saturdays. Ertilroatitf RiCufflond, Fre?Gricbli'g & Potomac R. R. j TO AND FROM WASHINGTON AND BEYOND. < Leave Richmond | Arrive Richmond j ?t.MA.M. lljrdKt.Su ?4.41 A.M. Main St. his. ?6.6') A.M. llrrdSt.Kta. ?7.4? A.M. Main HI. SU. ?8.10 A.D. nird St. SU. ?lr.01 noonllrrdSt. NU. ?T3.60 P.M. Iljrd Ht.Hta 14.0(1 P.M. Hyrd St. St* ?4.16 P.M. Kiln Station *S.I6 P.M. Main St. SU ?SA'OP.M. Ii?rd St. Sta ?7.0(1 A.M. Bird St.KU. Il.ti A.M. Kiln SUHOD. t I !.:(<". A.M. Hi rd St.Sta. I ?1.12 P.M. MalnSt.SU. ; ?S.46 P.M. ll7rdSt.SU. I 10.60 P.M. BirdSt.Kts. ?T.iS P.M. Rrrd St.Sta. ?0.10 P.M. Ujrd Ht.SU. I ?U.40 P.M. MalnKt.Sts. '11 .-JO P.M. MalnSt.SU. | 'l^.,',U nlgbt II) rdSI.Ma. ACCOMMODATION TRAINS ?WEEKDAYS. l.e?Te Brrd St. SU. IJMl P. B. for r"redtTlc??b?r? Leaie i;ilia SU. 7.25 A. IL.O.ilfl P. H. lor Ashland ArrDe Bjrd Rt.Hta.s.if, A.M.from I'n-de rlcksb'f, Arrl1eKII1aSU.ll.ItO A. 11.,6.311 P.M.from Antilaiid, ?Dally. tWeekdays. 'Sundaya only. All trains to or from Byrd Street Station (except trains leaving a-so a. m. and arriving n.jo night) atop at Elba. Time of arrivals and departures not lainrantaed. Read the signs. RICHMOND AND CHESAPEAKE U.W RAILWAY tOMi'ANV. Fthidule o! electric trains 10 and Ir..m Aahlsnd, slopping at IntarmcdUU stations I upon sign.,:: Lv. Richmond lUroa,: and Laurel Stil: 'S:M. ?7:10. t :t05j. 5:10. "hklO, 11:to a. M-; ItlO. !:10. i.'.i. l:!0b. 6:10. 6:10, 7:10 StlOU, lOllfr. U:t5 P. M. Lv, Astiiaiid: ?5:55 7b. 8. ?b. 10. "11 A M.. '12 if., 2. 3, 4. 6, 7. k. 9b. 11 P. M. ?Dally except Sunday, ??iunday only. bCarnea bascsce. SOUTHERN RAILWAY; Pit EM IBR CARRIER of TIIC SOUTH. Trains Leave Richmond. N, D.?Following .-rlndulo rtsures publish- | ,'0 119 Information and not guaranteed: K?r the Booth?Dally. 6:1? A. M. Loral. 1<i:lf, a. M. Express. ''.:'.?) P. M. Express, wiiii Sleeping Csr for Atlant? an?! Rinning ham. 11:15 1'. M. Express. Week Day*: 5:0i> p. M. Local. YORK RIVER LINK. 4:30 P. m.~L'\. Sun.?Connecting for Bal? timore Man.. Wed; and Friday. S:0fj a. m.~ Ex. sun. and !:I5 P. M.?>lon? Wed. and Friday?Local, Trains Arrive Richmond F10111 th? South:' 0:50 a. M . i:tO A. M. StOO P. M . S:0S F. M . dally: 12:35 Fx. .-u:.. From west Point: 9:30 a. m. daily, iltji a. M. Wed. ond Frl., t:r> P. M. Ex. Sun. B. E. B?RO ESS, li. P. A? W7 B, Main Hi. 'l'lionc Madison 272. I Richmond & Petersburg Electric Railway I Cars leave Manchester, Seventh and I'erry Streets, (or Petersburg: ?6, 7, S, "9 10. 11. ?12 A. M., 1, ?3. 4. S. ??5:45. '6. 7. S. *9 10 I*. M. 11:00 F. 'id.. for Cluster. 13:00 midnight for) Petersburg. Cum leave Petersburg, foot of Sycamore Streit, for Manchester: 15:15, 6:33. ??7:15. ?7;?. S:J5. 5:35. ?10:33. 11^35 i A. XI., 12:16, ?I:K 3:33. 3:33, -1:25. 5:35. C:30. ?7:35. 8:35. 9:35. -10:10. 11:40 P. M. IDnlly except Sunday ond holidays. ?Carries baggage anil exprtuia. ??Limited, except Sundays and holidays. All cars from PcterGburg connect with car* for Richmond. Chesapeake & Ohio Railway 7:t0 A. ? Local?Daily ? Newpoll Newa, ts:20 A.-Local.?Dally?C' -,111?. Ex. Sun. Thurmond 19:00 A.?Express?Dally ?Norfolk, Old Point ? 10:00 A.?Local--Dally?Lehhg, Lex. C. Forg^. ?3:00 P.?Express- Dally?r.ln.-L'vllle. H:O0 F.?Express?Dally?Norfolk, N. New?. 6:00 F.?Local ? Dally?N. News. Old Point. p.?Local ? Fx. Sun.-Onrdonsvllle. ?5:15 1'. ? Llcal ? Kx. Sun.--t.chbg, IS'aburuJ lirldgb. Clifton Forge. ?6:3? P.?Limited -Dally-C!ncJfi-lt. Chi'go. ? 11:00 F.?Express,?Dally?fuclniia:!. L'vllls. ?Slespers. tParlor Cars. TRAINS ARRIVE RICH MOND?Local from East: 6:16 A. M., 7:50 F. *f. Through from Fast: 11:30 A. M., 6:30 P M. Local from West- "S:30 A. M., 9:59 *. M. and 7:15 F. M. Through: 7:00 A. M.. i:45 P. M. .lamea River Line: ???:? \. M., 4:15 P. M_ ??Dally except Sunday. A Combination Of safety and progressivencss whic h has helped is still help? ing, and will continue to help, Richmond Grow And is growing with it. Capital and Surplus . . $2,000,000.00 Resources ..$12,000,000.00 First National Bank L1104 E. Main Street. WBB&5XBBBB38S3EaBBBBBBBIBSB Open a savings account with in and watch your money grow at .J per cent. Compound Interest. Manchester National Bank Virginia State (FIRE) INSURANCE CO., Organized 16G5 Main and Fifth Phone Madison -1000 National Bank ol Virginia Capital, - $1,200,000 Surplus, - S 600.00D Accounts solicited Ninth and Main Street Don't wait tor the new year to begin saving?cl<> it now! Commonwealth Bank ]&aUroa&0 Norfolk and Western Railway u.ni.v ALL HAIL l.INli I'U NORFOLK Hell ?du I o in Effect December 10, i?n. Leave IJyrd Street litailor. Iticlimonii, FOR NORFOLK: 'j-Vj A. M, km I'. M . ?? l? I'. M Full LYN.CHBtJIvO AND ritB WKST: ?4:11 a. il.. MOaTO .v. XI . ??;? p. lt.. *?:Si V. ll. Ann'? Kuhtnond fron. Norfolk: ?UHD A. M , 'C:'Z Pi M-. *U:J0 V- M From the West) ??;,6 a. M . a!;00 1'. M.. bl:? I'. M , ?Ct'Ot P. M . ?-.-.vi 1\ M. ?Daliy. al'aily ex. Sunday, nsunday only. Parlor and Sleeping Cars. Cute Dining Curt. C. II. no.SLKV, D. I*. A., Iticheionu. Vs. W. H BKV1LL U. 1'. A.. It.imnok?. V?, SKABOARD AIR LINK. Southbound trains'yi'lieuuled in leave Rich? mond dally: 9:D A. M.?Local lo .N'orllna. 1:20 1". M.?Dlecpefi and ce'caes, Atlanta. Blrmlnsauni, Savannah, JuclcsonvllU and Florida pom It. 9:50 I'. V - Sleepers and coaoaet, riavannnh. Jacksonville and F.orlda polnti, l!:r"! I'. M.?Sleeper* and coaches. Atlanta, Birmingham, Memphis and th? Southwest: Northbound trains Kcntduled 10 arrive In Richmond daily: 1:31 a. M., 7.j> a. M.. i.(f> I*. M.. fi:M P. M . Local. ?tTdlll?OdtS GO TO BERMUDA With Area Temple, Myxflc Slirlur. Sail from Old I'olnt Thursday, 10 A. M-i January ll. l\l'.*, mi the S. h. ??'I'Atil This will i.e the most de? lightful pilgrimage that ha.- over left Virginia. Over l'J? already booked. A limited number rooms Mill vacant. ItatC, $58.00. Includes all expenses, stateroom and meals on steamer, hotel accommodations (American plan) In Bermuda, carriage drive to Harrington Sound, admission to Crystal Cave and Devil's Hole, steamboat excursion to tho Beefs and Marine Caldens, stop? ping en route, and Including admission to the Government Aquarium. HOYA I, MAIL 8TB AM IMCKiST CO. SAM 1,'KL II. HO W.MAN, Agent. 70S Fast Main Street. OLD DOMINION LINE. Lv. Clchniond foal of Asa St. dally.7:00 P.M. Lc-arc Newport News.6:00 A. M. Arrlvo Norfolk.6:00 A.M. Connects with main line steamers leaving Norfolk for New York dnlly except .Sunday 1 :-: P. M. Conmiciloiis alto made by N. Ac W. Ry. 3 P. M. end C. & O. Ry. at I I*. M. Night Line ? teamen atop at Claremont in land or receive passengers on Hignal, and will lit met by " hliu conveyance. VIKblMA NAVIGATION CO.-Jnmea River by daylight for Norfolk and Old Point, New? port News and nil James Itiver landtnga Btoarr.er leaves Mo; ??? Wednesday and Frldsy at 7:00 A. M. Freight received for ail Jiuftea River landings. 'PhoneMudlsoii 174. Muhl Ticket Office. IS! C. Main Street Chesapeake Steamship Co. Dally. Including Sunday, for Balllmoij and the North via Norfolk and Ohl Po:nt Comfort. Through tickets on sale at all ticket nffl'es. nig new palatial ships "City of Baltimore" and "City of Norfolk," equip? ped with United Wireless. Intercommuni? cating telephone service. Stntoroom? single or en suite, with prlvato baths. Famous Table d'ttote lie dinner, fulslno and ser? vice unsurpassed. S. 12. BURGESS. Agent, W7 Knsi Main Street. WHITE STAR LINE xbw york?Plymouth?CHEitnouno?.Southampton. PAST MAIL ROUTE TO ENGLAND AND THE CONTINENT The LarifcM nnd Finest Steamer In the World. 3=r "OLYMPIC" g?t Prcnefa n In Carts Restaurant? Turkish nnd Electric Bntha, SwJmmltiK Pool, Four Elevators, Gymnnalnni, Vcrnndn Cnfe, Palm Court, etc. Will Snll From New York Saturday, December 30,, Jan. 24 nnd nesulnrly Thereafter. . WHITE STAR LINE, - - - ?'BROADWAY, N. y. Or Lnc-nl Acent?.