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NEW" LOW RECORD
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?.

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