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satisfactory, aud groat develop?
ments uro expected iu the Western
As a rule, truck farming in Vir?
ginia puys haudsouieiy. Tuuro are
yearn when tlio net returns aro
fcinr.ll, but us a general average tbe
farmers uro weil to do, aud nearly
alt of them have money in bauk to
tbeir credit. It will bo remenibered
in tjie fiuuucial panic two yoars ago
that tbe money dopoaited in the banks
of Norfolk to the credit of the lurm
ers of Kastern Virginia saved this
financial centre lroiu iucouvenience,
The farm hinds ot this highly favored
section uro attracting tho utteutiuu
of tho agriculturalists of tho West,
who are now negotiating for tho
purchuso of lauds with u yiew to io
Thrifty Western poople, nccua
tomed to contend with bout uud
cold, can find delightful homes nod
snrroniidiugs?a laud protected
from tho Western cyclouo by the
everlasting bills of tho Jlluo jftidge
and AlUghnuy mountains, upon
whoso western walls the northern
blasts beat in impotent fury. While
sections South huvo suffered severe
ly from West ludiau tornadoes,
Norfolk and tho surrounding conn
ties huvo boon sate. Ht.irins from
tho (dulf sweep up tho coast und arc
met by the strong arm ot Capo Hat
teras, which Bays "so fur aud no far?
ther," and aro diverted to the cast
to waste Mi old ocean. Tho destruc?
tion of crops in Norfolk's immediate
section, either from heat or cold, is
so nominal as not to tie taken into
account by tho agriculturist, whose
Bced time ami haivusl continues tbe
With tho sharpest competition
with Baltimore, Philadelphia, New
York and New England, tho dry i
goods morchauts, wholesale und re?
tail, have been able to increase the
business of 1884, which was $1,001),
(KM), to $3.000.000 iu lbJ4. These
goods go to Virginia, the Cnroliuas,
Tennessee and Georgia. Norfolk's
merchants have been coiibervutivo
buyers and careful sellers, coiise
qucntly tho amounts entered to
profit and loss have boon compare'
tivtly hunill. Tho trudo is suUstuc
HAY, FELO AND GRAIN.
Tho hay, leed and grain business
if tins port is large uud important.
Oniog to the sharpest competition
the lucrcase iu value of business has
not been so marked as in other lines,
but has been healthy, reliable ami
satisfactory. Eu 1884 the busiuess
nli told, including exportation, was
SI,700,000. Toe transactions of the
I ust year will reach $3,000,000.
The wholesale aud retail liquor
business iu Norfolk will ainouut to
$2,500,000 annually. There are
several wholesale und rectifying
bouses, but mi distilleries, Tho
whiskey merchants have customers
In the interior counties ol Vil'giuiu
nnd North Oarulii a, but owing to
the dispousary law, their drummers
no longer travel in North Carolina,
Tho sale of beer und mineral waters
is (or home consumption.
THE MANUFACTURE OF FERTILIZERS.
Tho manufacture of fertilizers is
oho of the important industries of
Norfolk, 'ihero uro twelve linns
who do an aggregate business of
$2.000,000, uguiust $800,000 in 188-1.
'1 hese firms have theii olliees in the
city and manufacturing nulls iu tho
Bubnrbs. It is estimated that about
3,000 laborers arc employed at iroin
SI to $1.50 per day. High grade fcr
?llizersnre manufactured, and, under
Virginia laws passed by tbe Mute to
prevent fraud being practiced Upon
consumers, are sold to Iho farmers
of Virginia aud the Carolinas. The
Muto ot the trado is satisfactory.
VIRGINIA'S GREAT SHELLFISH.
Norfolk enjoys tho reputation for
having the prettiest women and the
host oysters in tho world. Virgiuia
lias just begun to realize that tho
products o' her mnguilicunt bay, iho
Chesapeake, aro u source oi wealth,
nnd has ouactcd laws, vigorously en?
forced, for their protection. It has
been estimated thai the roveuues
derived from the State lux on oys?
ters will easily support the educu
tional and charitable institutions of
tho Slate. It is not generally known
thai lho twenty-one puckers ol this
vicinity will do ii businessof $2,000,
(100 this year, against $1,000,000 in
1884, an iuureasu of 100 per cent, iu
ten years. Thry employ nboul *J,,"ai:l
nit n as openers, who get from $1 to
$1.50 pot day; clerks, packers and
helpers, 5100, making u total of 2,800
people who aro employed by tins in?
dustry, The increase is due to ex
tension ol trade. As Norfolk's oys
tersarotho best, thoy find ready
sale in the face of competition lroiu
Maine to Mexico aud us far West as
l'ii?b!.., Col. In tho West uud
Northwest, Norfolk comes m compo
titiou with Halltmoru and the liuat
eru Shore of Maryland. Now York
Is also Bltrnctiug some importance
ns an oyster market, selling mainly
in the Noithwest.
In the South Norfolk enconntors
Mobile and Savannah, and while Iho
(Southern oyster, especially those of
tho (iulf, arc large and fat, (heir da?
vor is delect ,vc. When delivered iu
proper condition the oyslorsof the
\ irginia waters are not affected by
competition, Tho industry is in ex?
cellent condition, and tho possibili?
ties for development uro unlimited,
It may bo said that while the fish is
as old us tho Slate and its value up
oreoiuted by thoso to the manner
(juiu, yet the tuutu is acquired aud
the far inland market? luok ediica
lion, which uniler n systi in of vigor?
ous drumming will be eventually ob?
tained, und with greater demands
will coaio greater production. For
tuuutely there i.s no overstocking
nud but little loss in transit, 80
loug as tbo walers oi the phesapeako
shall ebb aud flow, jast so long will
tho oysters ol Viryiuiu meet ull
WILD FOWL AND GAME.
Norfolk has for many years beep
an extensive market for Iho sale of
wild fowl, Tho waters of Virginia
nud thu Carolinas uro frequented by
th j best species of game birds, swan,
geese and ducks. The fresh water
lakes which liud nil outlet through
Albcmarlo sound are especially the
feeding ground of thu canvas back
duck. During tho last ten years
deer und bear have boon drtvou from
their haunts in tho Dine Ridge
mountains by railroad extensions
ami miuo developments, and now iu
great numbers liud shelter iu the
woodlands and swamps of Eastern
\ irgiuiu. During tho shooting
season, which begins about tho I5th
ol .September aud coutinueu till
April, thousands of bird- nud larger
game fall from tho shot of the "pot
hunter" as well as tho sportsmen,
Albeuiarle sound aud Us tributary
lakes and buys is a vontublo hunts
man's paradise, and is the headquar?
ters ot eight shooting clubs, brought
mto prominence ol lulo by tho visas
of two Presidents.
The tivets of Virgiuia, especially
those tributary to Cbesapeuke buy,
ure well stocked with suit aud lie-h
water fish, uud thu Iraflio in choice
species of the liuny tribe is largo
nud remunerative the year round.
It is hard to get exact figures, as
many of the owners of sloops uud
bchoouers who cast their he's into
the waters of the Chesapeake dts
charge their cargoes at the wharves
ol tho steamship lines, whero they
uro froighted to Northern commis?
sion merchants, The ho.tson 01.ens
al.out tho 1st of April una continues
till November, There are 110 better
fi.-hiug grounds along the Atlantic
const than the banks of Virginia.
Fishing is an independent, inex?
pensive industry, requiring but u
Btuull outlay of capital. No laud
tenure is needed; the rivers and bays
ate freu to all, and the humblest no
gro who plies his vooatiou iu a
diminutive llut oout has all rights
enjoyed by tho opulent owner of
listiing tUumors uud pouud nets,
Including the billions of lish caught
uununlly for fertilizing purposes,
employing numerous steamers, the
business is estimated to be worth
BOOTS AND SHOES.
Tho merchants of Norfolk report
that 1891 has been uu exceptionable
hard year, nud that they have been
careful to sell only gilt edged cus?
tom. The competition hus been
most presistent und goods sold upon
the slightest margin, There uro live
wholesale boot uud shoo dealers in
Norfolk and a number cf largo retail
diulerB whose business,at a very low
estimate,carefully compiled, amount
ed to $1,500,000 this year, against
$050,000 iu 1804, a gain iu volume ol
$550,000 in ten years. These goods
wero sold iu Virginia, tho C'urolinus
There have been do extensious of
trudu into new territory, but the
merchants feel that they aro to be
Congratulated that they have been
abio to hold customers who have
been buying hero for ton yours or
TOBftCCO AND CIGARS.
Norfolk baa uu extensive jobbiug
trade in tobacco and cigars, und the
busiucss shows giout gam* over the
ostunates of 1881. ihcro aro iu
Norfolk and vicinity thirty lnuuu
factories: of cigars, but uu muunfno
tones of tobacco. The retail trade
is supplied by jobbots whose drum
mere travel 111 ull Ihu ooiiutios uud
towns of Fast or 11 Virginia, North
an.) South Carolina. 1'iin Viiiuin
1 an is assured ihm tho outlook foi
1805 is very promising.
THE PEANUT TRADE.
Norfolk enjoys the distinction oT
being the largest peanut murkot in
thu United Mates. I'or hunni years
past tbo tic.lit rs ciuimod ihut they
had made no money, aud consu
qucntly an association was formed,
in which all ol the largo dealers in
othor Virginia cities became mem?
bers, foi tno purpose of controlling
output and roguiutmg prices. This
association has done much to uu
prove inn condition of tho trade,
l'here aro six linns in Norfolk,
whoso business last year footed np
31,080,000, They occupy haudsomo
brick warehouses from thruu to six
.-tones high uud fitted with tho
latest improved machinery. There
uro about (J50 laborers employed,
women, girls and boys, at from li e.
tocfl ouch per day. Tho clerical
force will number fifty men, w ho ure
parI from $1,50 to $1 per day.
At' compared with 18S4, Iho trade
show.-, n falling oil of $120,000,
which is not a loss 111 business, but
111 prices of goods. Norfolk praeti
cully controls Ihe markets of the
world, but since 1881 prices have
had a downward tendency, which
could not be checked. I ho number
of bags handled by this market laut
year was in OXCOSS of 18S-1 muro
CLOTHING, WHOLESALE AND RETAIL.
It i.s almost impossible to obtain
exact figures 111 regard to tbo total
sales of olothiug for any givou time.
The business is extousivo, liiere
being moro than suvonly live mer?
chants in Norfolk who handle in one
way or another ready made clothing,
The business of 1884 was estimated
to ho worth $025,000, After most
careful investigation, iho figures 0/
lb?l aro placed at $l,50U,0??,
Tlio general oointuiesiop business j
of tho port,not including cotton auil |
cou', is valued lit about $1,500,000. ,
There is a largo and lucrative trade
in butter, eggs aud general country |
produce- Tlio merchants of this
iiue sell for tlio farmers, truckers |
and poultry raisers of Virginia and J
North Carolina, uud all steck not
takou by the local trade is shipped
North via tho various fast rail uud
steamship line.-. The business is iu
a most healthy couditiou,
FLOUR AND MEAL.
Tue Viboinias, iu 1884, oslimal
od tho Hour aud meal business of
this port at $160, Odd, At that time
thore were no local uiil - und a much
smaller population to feed. Dining
tho lost ten years tliroo mills have
boon erected, one grinding exclu?
sively wheat and making high grade
Hours ut tho ruto of 150 barrels per
day. This null was erected with
Northern money aud bus beou a
phenomenal success. The corn mills
aro also doing well, principally sup
ply local demands. Norfolk now
lias ou export trade in Hour valued
the past year at ueariy 821)0, til hi.
Iho entire busiooss for tho past
twelve months, retail and wholusulo,
foreign and domestic, is valued at
31,435,000, showing lucreused yums
dtinug tho last decade.
During tho past few years the
bum of tbe saw and the clank of tho
hammer bus been increasing, The
building of tho beautiful towu of i
homes iu the fifth Ward and niaOU'
factoring town iu tin; .Sixth Ward,
also tho stately mansions in Ghent
have drawn heavily for buij hug ma?
terials, and the trade iu this partial!
hi) lino has been very active.
Under tho geuoral head of build
inc materials, there are many arti?
cles to be fouud iu various branches
of trade. A careful compilation in
1884, before the eta of great indus?
trial nativity in Norfolk, put the
business at $600,000. An estimate
foi the past year, equally us oouserv
alive, fixes tho aggregate at $1,600,
A GREAT HORSE MARKET.
Korlolk now stands a', tho head of
all tho Southern cities as a market
lor the sale of burses of alt grudes
aud condition". I u 1^-1 the trade,
was so limited as not to be o muted
iu the geuoral estitnato of busiuoss,
tu 1894, 81,000,000 will not cover
the amount ol sales for this year.
These amuiuls were recehed from
Virginia, West Virginia, Teuuessee,
Illinois, Ohio nud Kentucky. The
largo majority of them were ordi?
nary wollt horses, but inauy wtro ]
tho best Kentucky thoroughbred
ruling aud driving stock, d hu pur- |
chuBurs wore from New York, liulti- i
more, Washington, North Carolina,
South Carolina aud tieorgin,
Ths trade is increasing rapidly.
One tiriu expects to do a business in
1895 of $1,000,000, aud it is safe to
say that tho proaeul proportions will
iio doubled in I ho next two yours. A
shipment ol 500 mules was recently
made to Cuba, aud with proper ut
teutiou to iho West Indies it is bo
lieved very valuable oommoroial re?
lations can be established.
Norfolk does not alone depend !
upou her shipping interests aud
general trade. During tho past ten
years there has been great develop
no lit in such manufactories as are
especially adapted to this section,
and it is a matter of congratulation
that these industries huvo pros
pered in no small degree, The first
knitting mill was buijt iu 1830. it
stood aloue lor U:Uo yoars an 1 sue
cessfully tested tno ability of Nor?
folk manufacturers in this parlicu'
hir hue, tho making of over und tin
derweur for men, women and
children, and between 18S9 and ''JJ
thrco other mills were added.
These lour mills h.ivo been almost
constantly in operation, employing
170*? persons, about 40 peroeut beiug
J females. The gross output of the
tour in ilia Mill amount to $lt(J > 1,0 < I
annually, At least $J50,OU0 of this
amouut goes to labor. The cottou
is purchased of IoclI doalers aud in
tho factories goes through nil the
I processes of manufacture from the
law cotton to the completed gar
I incut. The mill property, inoltldiug
machinery, cost uot less lu.iu $501),
HO i. All of tho buildiugs are ol
brick and lifted with tilo latest im?
Tho Norfolk manufacturers, owing
to location, mild climate, reliable
and honest labor, unexcelled faoil
itics for shipping, cheap coal and
ohoapraw uiatoriul (virtuady "maun
fiiclunug upon the hih">, have been
able to moot all competition aud sell
goods in every Stuto and Territory
iu thu Union.
MANUFACTURE OF BARRELS AND
Norfolk iB oi.o of the largesl mar?
kets in the South for the manufac?
ture aud solo of boxes, barrels aud
crates for the shipment ol fruits and
vegetables. The industry has grown
greater in tho past fow years ami
this city at present furnishes the
planters and Iruit growers of Bust
eru Virginia and tue Carolinas, hav?
ing practically n monoply of this
trade, Thu boxes aud barrels uro
ueariy all Norfolk inventions aud
aro covered und protected by pat
outs. The trade, whicn is worth
$1,000,000 annually, is divided bo
tween ubotit one dozen linns, who
employ 200 hands at wages ranging
from srl to $0 pot day. For this
purticnlur triulo the outlook is vory
promising. Sotnu of tho pluuts aro
largo, covering acres of ground aud
are supplied with tho bust machin
The trado iu cattle, sboep and
! hogs antedates tho trallio in horsot
I many years, aud was au importune
business loug before tbo moat pro
rreceive dealers in borsellcsh con?
ceived tbu idea that Norfolk could
bo developed into tlio leading mar
Uet iu tbo South for biuey driving
und work stook. l'roui tho mint re
liublo sources Tin: Vihoiman learu.s
that iu |89* thero wore sold iu tins
city cows, oxen, BUcop nud hogs,
etc., valued at $810,001), as against
$100,000 iu 1881. Beef cattle aro
received from Southwest Virgiuia
aud Tennessee. A majority of tho
milch cows are high grade Jersey?,
Aldcrucys aud liolstteiis. aud urc
purchased iu Bulliinoru for the dairy
luiuis iu this vicinity.
These furm outtlo ato recoivod nt
Lumbuii'e Point, whuro thoy ure
inspected by au pllioer of tho Uui
tea States Government, who is uu
expert voleriuary surgeon, nud as
a oou8equeace, thero has been little
or uo dmeuso umnng thu cows of
this vicinity, TUo dairymen ?l tho
Burtouuding counties have greatly
improved their stuck iu Iho last ten
years, uud have, by a system of
curuiul inspection, prevented thu
spread of tuberculosis uud kindred j
diseases, which might have devel
oped in thair herds,
drugs wholesale and retail.
No very exleusivo gains have boon
mudu iu tho drug trudo for sumo
years. Tho market has held ila owu.
doing u good, steady Innjiuoss. Tho
wholesale merchants sell to tho best
trade of Kastorn Virginia uud tbo
Carolinas. Tho business will amount
to uhoul $800,000 auonallv, which is
considered a very conservative usti
male after careful luvostigation,
During tho last ten years thero
have beeu heavy reductions in thu
prices of ail light hardware, which
have beeu of vast importance to thu
tiller of the soil and the contractor
und bouse builder. Norfolk's hard
ware trade has greatly advanced,
yet tho Volume of bUsiliess doe? not
show very decided gains. Iu D!SI
the trade of this c.itv was estimated
to he worth $500,000. For 180! tho
estimate, carefully calculated, in
$750,000, Goods ure sold iu Virginia
uuil the Curobuas,
brick and stone.
In tho vicinity of Norfolk aro sev
crol clays peculiarly adapted to the
manufacture of a superior quality of
briok, Taken in oouueotion with Iho
manufacture of enrbstono for budd?
ing and paving, the aggregate of the
business is valued at $750,000 annu?
ally. The laborers employed, in the
maiu, arc cheap,
ship chandlery amd railroad
Thero aro seven firms dealiug iu
such articles as go to make tho gen
era! supplies for steamboat liues and
riiilrouds. There is grout develop
incut iu this trade, which lias in
creased frjiu $250,000 in 1881 to
$525,000 iu 1804.
Thu Vinniman, after most caro
ful investigation, estimates the trade
of Norfolk iu fnrtnturo to ho worth
iu round numbers about $000,000,
This business, while iu the main re
tad, is iu the hands of progroHsive
men who can Bupply iho country
tnido of all tho counties of Eastern
Virginia aud the Carolinas.
hats and caps.
For a number of years Norfolk
houses have been doing a very sat?
isfactory business in huts and caps,
wholesale and retail. Tho winde
sale dealers have been nhlo to meet
competition from markets North,
and tO sell Iho retail trade !U Eust
eru Virginia and tho Oarolioas,
Thero aro a number of rotail dealers
who curry full linos ot the best
goods, '1 he tidal sales of 1891 uru
placed at $350,000, uyuiust jJjjj.'JOd
The trade of Norfolk iu tiii-j lino
is exceptionally t irgo, ns compared
with most cities several times on:
population. We have here three
agricnltnral implctuout inauufactur
era, who produce mainly patented
goods of thyir own invention. These
manufacturers have not only thu
trade of tbe couutry immediately
tributary to Norfolk, but they bavo
demand as far .South us Florida and
I'exus, as far West as tho Mississip?
pi river, and muob of tho country
north of us is supplied with Norfolk
specialties iu tbe implcmeut lino
through dealers iu New York, Phtl
adelphia aud other largo cities.
In our trade issue ol l^-il tbe esti
mate of Norfolk's output in agricul?
tural implements wus $150,00!).
While thore has been u most satis
factory increase in tho number ol
implements sold, tho shrinkage in
values would offsol any dollars und
ceuts increase wb cli wo would oth?
erwise be able now to report. Mer?
chants report that Iho outlook for
the business of 1805 is very proniis
iug, and they feel their ability to
occupy now territory further West
Tho bakers report no special ad?
vance iu i.u.-I.oh-, Thero aro u
dozen or more Ipcal dealers who sup
ply tho retail trade, uud upon notice
any vessels that muy bo ut tho
wharves. The business is within the
aggregate about $350,000 annually,
The trade in candies,domestic and
foreign,will amount to $600,000 per
year, Thero are livo firms who em?
ploy about 125 hands, A largo part
of the goods baud led aro mudo hero
aud Hold to the local trade, and tho
merehauts of tho Virgiuia uud Caro
foundry and iron works.
There aro in this city six iron
works, occupying substantial build?
ings, lilted with tho latest improved
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ncotod by t!io Albomnrlc nml Chesa?
peake, am! thu liismni Swamp
Canals und tho Norfolk and Sontli
ern road with OtirritHck, Aibemarle
and I'atnliou sounds, aud their irib
utaries in North Carolina, aggii
gating 2,000 union ot navigable
waters. A glance at tue trudo urcn
map a ill show t lint iint uro hits endow*
ed our city richly with hor roadways
aud opened to us the avenues to
commercial prosperity with an un?
stinted baud, She has giv< u us
11,000 mile- ol water highways over
which tho products of tho country
they ponetrute should seok Norfolk
us their uenrcst ami liest market and
ovtir wliiuh in teturu should pass
?11 merchandise required lot cou?
Riimptioa by the inhabitants of tbat
territory. The States ol Indiana,
Illinois ami Nobraska are nearer,
geographically, to Norfolk than to
Now York, and tho demands ot this
inuunuse legion, tho graiuory ot the
world, will in a few years avail of
air mho communication with our
city as Iho most advantageous port
for export of their produce.
No city in America, except Now
York, is so directly connected with
the tradn conti oh of this country aud
Barops by steamship ami steamer
lilies than Noitolk. Hor connection
with Hotilb America via Newport
News (from winch Noifolk. is ooly
divided by a forry) ie exceptionally
good. Thon, too, uro the diieut Hues
to Europe?tho l'tiruoss Hue of
Newport Nowp. with its six sp'on
did freight steamers, und tho Nor
folk and North America Steamship
Company whoso steamships load ai
Lambert's I'oiut. These great froighi
Rloatmllipa carry cotton, tobacco,
giuin, lumber, cattle and other
) rodtiots?tu l?urope. Besides Nor?
folk tins American built and Ameri?
can owned steam vessels, ol all
classes, connecting her directly with
the capitals of our State aud conn
Iry (Uiobmoud aud Washington),
with fta'litnnre, Philadelphia, New
York city, Providence, liostou and
ail ponds Last, whilst cniiticntiiig
lines of steamboats ami steamships,
controlled by the same partius who
own und operutu lines of railroad
from Norfolk, oonnoot her with all
cities und towus on tho Southern
coast of tho United States, These
water lines not only servo as auxil
lanes ',0 the different rail lines,
which put Norfolk "in touch" with
the Rauie points, but furnish a
Tho future of Norfolk was never
brighter than now. Our commerce
is larger than ever before, oud our
grcut natuiul advantages uro now
being appreciated by tho commer?
cial world. In making known these
advantages Tub Viuoinian has hud
much to do. its compilation of the
business statistics of the port, by it
first attempted, and its circulation
of special issues of thousands ol
copies, all through this country and
through tho old world,lirst centered
gaueral attention 10 our city. Suico
1878, tho dato of our lirst trade
issue, we huvo witnossed the greatest
1111 pottis to our growth and pros
parity; nit brunchoaof trade huvo
The lirst systematic compilation
of tho trudo of Norfolk, was pre
Hcnted by Thk VuiGiNUN in its cole
bruted trado iieue of Monday, Octo
her Ith, 1880, It was a paper that
comprised a vast amount of busi
ness stall, tics. In our special issue
Ol August 5lh, l^T'.t, a very complete
Statement was furnished, Both tin so
issues commanded comspiunous at
teutlou, not only throughout the
United States, but ubreud. Weis
sued oditious'of 10,000 copies atul
Norfolk wus never better or more
thoroughly advertised, Sinco the
issue of the.-c papers, our city has
been mote spoken ot, ami a greater
prosperity has been witnessed than
ever before recorded in its history.
Iu 188U our tiado exh' ?it |iro
seuted a business ol 838,?00,4M0;
that of 18S2 u business ol $55,011,?
1550, un increase ol nearly 817,000,
000, The exhibit of tho business, ol
IMS', was 848,007,500, which was
duo to tho amount of cotton lutu
died, which was lesteued in every
port of the country, bocimso of
shortage of tbejerop. Iu 1885 the
volume of trade reached 851,651,?
58 '. In 1893 11 reached the splendid
showing of 873,099,240; while the
exhibit for 1894 showed u business
Tho exhibit and growth aud de
velopuieut of Norfolk,iu area, popu?
lation and busiue&S, appears in
detail iu other oolnmus ol t'liu Vm
riiMAN of this isstio. The showing
is ouu that all can be proud of, ami
11 demonstrates to the world the
wonderful possibilities of tho fatut e
of this great poit,
BILL, C0HS0LV0 & TAYLOR,
m.c. osBOra to Jorduu <fc J ay lor,
00 WAT EU STREET,
NORFOLK, - VIRGINIA.
Near Princess Anne Road.
p. o. mm, 19 Noim s::cci M&
Prompt Attoatica Paid ta Orders.
F. W. McCourt a Co.'s
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Noi'follc, "\.r i lrfgi 11 i o
I'mi I I ill. ill loll 11 in Pv.Iim;, CUinstDg
inU l(vllniilii(iii l.adioi'hikI Uen IjiiicnMinr
mtiiils. loatlivii, Itlliliom, Curl>mi, (i|o*<*?,
lluiuolioM 1 iyo la, 1 |c AH ?oik demand ai
?ItOI t 1 o 111.
SA.TIBEAOT.ONOUAII \N I EBD. A CALL
|IES1 EOTFULLY SOLICITED.
'1 11 INK 440 IMONE 1JJ.
Compere & Son,
PARISIAN JOTI WORKS.
Stoam D?iin:, Kcnnrinoj
an l Itcnovatiuff ol Lu lu g
i'u I Geutleuieu'o O.u tuoiiu.
Orders received mi I vu
tui 11- 1 hy in.ai or 1'Xi'iun..
11.7 1 hu cli alioot an 1 107 Main street.
FAOTOHY?ICO Ohurcb street.
Make No Mistake!
If you are in neu I of anything in thu
( ANDY, OAKE or OUACKi.ll LINK,
G. V.Adams & Co.,
219 MAIN STREET,
carry a full lino or NTJ'i'H. oiUNd'.s.
KORK KIN AMD DOME6TIO PIITJ1T8:
&Uo nli km h of I'ltKNCIT CAN DIES for
tlio hull luv Ira lo Heu I in your orders
t iuly uuil got pr< m it h rvioe.
\ < 1 y respectfully,
G. V. Adams & Co.,
'Jl'J MAIN STREET,
GEORGE H. D?WES,
Whole ale do dor iu
AH Kinds of Foreign and
Domestic Fruits and
C. BLI?EN & SON,
Plumbers anil Contractors,
92 Berkley Ave.,
Cor. Second St., Berkley.
Wharf, Dock and Foun?
dation Building a
TELEPHONE INJo. 3~s &- !
Tim Goiumbia Stove Go.,
E, l mWUU Kir.jir,
Manufacturer ot au 1 Dealer io Tlaiu,
Japauued uud Stamped
Stoves, Heaters, ItangaB, Eurnaees,
et -. Oranite Iron Wi.re, Lamp*
aud Uoaso-Kuruiahiug Ooo<ls,
Tin lloofTinR, Firo-Clny
'iorra t ott 1 Pipe, slate
119 Bank st, cor. Yiasuiugtoa, Norfolk, V? |
AM) POPLAB IiOX BIIOOK8
Oif EVERY LLS.'.RIPIION.
BOX PUINTlNO IN DIF?
The Norfolk Packing Box Co,
OFFICE- -Colombia BulliUoft,
Norfolk, - - Virginia.
Iterkley. near Portsmouth Fetry.
JA.Ml.a B. B'J IIEIIIDOE.
WALTER T. SANTOS.
James E. Etheridge & Co.,
Who! 8 1!? nod Rot i.l Dealer iu
LuraBer and Building materials
HAW. PLANING, MOULDING
AND liKAt KliL MILLS,
Office?Corn, r (lay and Lut i st; eot ti
teujioo, rthi of Kt via out*
NORFOLK. - - - MIIOIMA.
Nininio & Stakes,
Wholesale and R tail Dealers in
Lime, BRICK, Sand,
OEM EN r.
LA I US,
AOKK tit TI'ltAL
LIME, FiltK liltlOK.
1 1UK CLAY, LTO.
198 Church Street.
% TUE s
s IHl i
I NORFOLK I
1 TIMBER |
o VJUIIll Mil 1
17 GRANBY STREET,
Norfolk, - - Virginia.
Suffolk, Va. ^S*
H. HODCiES, firsitlf-ni. , . ,
J, W.STEBBINS, superintendent.
the mm 1ence cohan?,
The Styron Combination Fence
NORFOLK, - - - ? VIRGINIA,
Write for sstlmatts anJ circulars.