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NORFOLK'S STEEL HIGHWAY TO THE NORTH, SOUTH, WEST ?ND NORTHWEST.
Reaching: by Its Own Tracks :
DURHAM, N, C, and WINSTON-SALEW, N. C, with connections
for all points in SOUTHEASTERN and GULF
HAGERSTOWN, MD., with connections for all points NORTH.
BRISTOL, TENN., with connections for all points SOUTH and
NORTON, VA., with connections for all points WEST.
COLUMBUS, OHIO, with connections for all points NORTHWEST.
PENETRATING the richest area of Raw Materials for Manufac?
turing Industries in the South.
THE UNEQUALLED COALS (Steam, Gas and Domestic) ot the
Pocahontas,Clinch Valleyand Kenova Districts
THE INEXHAUSTIBLE IRON, ZINC and LEAD ORES of South
THE BOUNDLESS HARDWOOD FORESTS of West Virginia.
MILES OF RAILWAY in operation: 1890, 701; 1S94, 1,567,
TONS OF FREIGHT carried: 1S90, 5.059.595; 1893- 6,325.735.
PASSENGERS carried: 1890, 1,519,231; 1893, 2,052,387.
FOR INFORMATION as to Freight Rates and Routes, Sources of)
Supply of Raw Materials and General Infor
maiion, apply as below:
Richmond, Baltimore and New York, Washing?
Lynchburg, Bristol, Knoxville, Chattanooga, Memphis, Birming?
ham, Mobile, New Orleans and Texas.
Columbus, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago and the West.
Tickets to all Points on Sale at Passenger Station and 66 Main St.
QUICKEST LINE TO RIC
Sfi. P. WILLIAMS,
Soliciting Freight Agent,
No. 66 Main Street, Norfolk, ?a,
Norfolk and Western Railroad,
Continued From Ninth Page.
quality, wbilo in South Carolina and
CJeorgiu and on tho Oaroliua Cen?
tral iu North Carolina be will spin
through a country well adapted to
Btock raising, dairyicg aud fruit
All along the route eploudid ad?
vantages und facilities are otl'ered
for the developineut of manufac?
tures. Notably does the proximity
of Beveral large coul fields aud an
luexbaustible supply of wood atl'ord
abundant cheap fuel for steam mak?
ing, but a number of tho liuest water
powers in the world are Bituated
along the line, souio of them already
highly developed. There raw inu
tenafof almost ovciy description is
present or huudy in groat ubund
ouce. Before it gets out of Yirgiuia
the road passes through ouot of tho
largest cypress nml cedar forost
Bwamps iu tho world. Tho scene of
great activity iu tho lumber aud
Space could not be given evon to
a mention of the various and nu?
merous niauufiicturiug industries
which are nourishing along this lino I
and which contribute to tho geucrul
bnsiness of this port.
At various points along tho line,
beginning iu Northern North Caro?
lina, are onteroppiugs^of exception
ally hue paving aud buildiuu stones,
At Uraystoue and Middiuburg are
now in operation extensive quarries
of gray granite, especially valuable
lor puving. At Kuleigh is a large
quarry of building grumte, und at
bauford is an inexhaustible supply
of tho huudsomost red und brown
Baudstono quarried in this country.
At Wadesboro is also a large quarry
of browustoue, and at Elberton an
immense quarry of blue gray gruu
ite has been opeued aud is now be?
ing operated. Largo deposits of
kaoliu und potter's day have, been
found ulung the line und will doubt?
less soon be developed.
important, however, us is tho lum
her und turpentine business aud
considerable au uro t io many other
Bud fruit, aro the mist obarueteris
tic and tho best payil _
Few ruilroud bystania in America
aro more ably und judiciously mau
aged thau tho SeabAurd A\r Liut
itu freight uud pal
meuts furnish inwaAs us'perVect ser
vice us the business ?onu wi.i'l possi
bly justity, und huvfe ulreudV earned
an enviable reputLtion, nyid thu
preseut bchcduio ot 'nil truing ou the
road in a mudei of convenient^,
Under the muuagdniant otT.Mr, T.
J. Anderson, the pttLneuger [depart
mont has reached u/high deVjree ot
proficiency und popularity. |
Tho careful haudlfng jmd Lrompt
delivery of freight iLm jdwufcs been
u hobby with the Seaboard ASr, Line,
und bus endeared its ?ervfcea to t'i
Lost ot shippers Notth and) South,
under tho mauugentieut of jMr. H,
AY. U. Glover,than f/koin nojfreigbt
duu has a higher roputotiofl for ca
pacify and ubibty. i
Everjouo in Norfolk is familiar
with the magniticout teimiual fucib
ties of the Beaboard Air Line at this
port. The immense warehouses aud
yards aro capablo of bundling hun?
dreds ol curloadH oj^lruight daily,
nod ten large ocean steumers can
loud at theso docks simultaneously.
1'tie Clicsaptiutiti und onto Kail
road ? ^
The Chesapeake and Ohio is the
leading truua line from tidewater
Virginia und Washington to the
West, its western tefRiuus 'jeing
Cincinnati, Ohio, where councotious
are made for Chicago, St. .Louis,
Kansas City, ana all points iu the
West and Southwest. Through
trains aro ruu from Old Point aud
Newport News witbstoamer conuec
tions from Norfolk aud 1'ortsmouth.
Tbu equipmeut of the pusseugor
trains of this company aro unex?
celled, cuiryiug Pullmun'B lntesf im?
proved Bleeping cars to uud lrom
Cincinnati, St. Louie, ltiuhmond,
Old Point Comfort, V/ashiugtou
and New York, All throtfgh trams
uro vestibuled,elGotiic-ligiite(i, Bteam
heated aud carry dining curs on
which mtials aro uurvudsuob. un oould
hardly be expected oa a moving
cars of a modern design are ruu be
twoou Hinten und Ciuoiunoti, from
which a beautiful view of tbo match?
less Now Itiver scenery and Kana
wha Falls cau bo bad. Passing as
tbo truck doos, on tbo banks of tbo
Ohio from Asbland to Cincinnati,
that classic stream is evor bofurc the
eye us the train moves smoothly and
grucofully uloug its embankments.
Too much cannot he said of the
track und roadbed of the Chesa?
peake aud Ohio. The greator por?
tion of the distaucos .between Now
port News aud Ciuciuuatt is now
oovered by doublo traok, a staudard
of 100 pound rail having been
adopted for mountain sections and
seventy tivo pounds for light grade,
The Chesapeake uud Ohio bus for
some time carried the banner for
regularity of its traius. Tho record
for tho past mouth rellects great
credit upon its management, tho
ligures showing arrivals of trains
at terminals on time each day, with
a few unimportant exceptions. The
statements for October ami Novem?
ber, 1804, showed iuoroasea iu gross
earnings 327.101.30 ami 820,4,85.33,
respectively, as compared with eiiuio
period lust year.
An improvement of particular
interest to tho Norfolk people is the
proposed improvement in tho p:is
senger service botwoeu Norfolk ami
Kiohmoud. Drawings uro now beiug
made for a now passenger boat. This
boat will bo deaigued lor passenger
trallio only aud will havo upper and
lower decks, with a guaranteed
speed of forty miuutos ruu between
Norfolk and Newport News, aud
will bo ready for service early in the
The Chesapeake aud Ohio Kail
way Company, recognizing tho im?
portance of Norfolk as a seaport,
has largely invested iu most valuable
property lor a terminal, aud will iu
ihe near future develop tins prop?
erty to tho credit of Norfolk aud tho
Chesupeako aud Obio Hallway Com
puny. To use a most expressive
phraso tho Chesapeake uud Ohio
has "come into Norfolk to stay" and
meaning btisiuoss, will prepare the
most convenient and extensive pus
seuger uud freight facilities money
i cau provido and locutiou allow.
l'luus uro also being made for u
new aud most convenient passenger
station in llichtnoud, superior to
uny stution in tho South and located
admirably 'or the ingress und ogres-,
of tho public, with electric ear hues
at the doors. The track of the
Peninsula Division is beiug put in
splendid couditiou so as to admit of
quick time, The truck bus alreudy
been ballasted with rock and miles
relaid with seventy tivo pound new
steel rails. Two of tho rnoro de?
sirable features ot the stone ballast
uro its solidity ami entire freedom
from dust, the latter so very un
couifortublo aud uuuoying to tho
At the annual meeting of tho
stockholder? of tho Chesapeake ami
Olua Hail way Company, hold at the
general office of tbo company, ou
October 23, 1804, the President's
report says: "Attention is called to
the detailed statements iu the Audi?
tor's report, und iu that of the gen
orul Manager, which shows tbut the
general operating balances of the
company ure in good thape finan?
The directors foel gratified that
the results of tho past year demon?
strate tho ability of the company to
earn its tixed charges, even in such
abnormal timos us those through
which it has passed. It is not likely
over to bo subjected to u severer
test. They nro also impressed with
the fact mat the company, owing
both to its location and facilities,
will be among the first to feel any
revival of prosperity. They are also
pleu-ed to say that during tho trou?
bles from railway strikes in the latter
part of June last and early iu July
(after tho close of tho fiscal year) tbo
cumpauy sullered very little, as tall
ot its employes remained loyal, with
too exceptiou of a few at the western
oud of tho line, whoso places wore
easily filled. There was, however,
soiiio loss iu earnings on nceouut of
tho interchange of traffio, with other
lines being stopped, business,bow
over,has resumed its normal propor?
tions aud the eating* ate very ou
CQuragiHge". ' j
ATLANTIC COAST LINE.
The Norfolk and Carolina Rail?
Tbc Norfolk and Carolina branob
of tbo Atlautic Coast Line, is one of
Norfolk's greatest sources of supply.
This road runs from Norfolk to
Rooky Mount, N. 0., wboro it con?
nects witb the main line, thonco to
Ooldsboro, Wilson, Fuyettville.
Charleston, Savannah and Jackson?
Tbo road pascos through a conn
try rich in agriculture aud timber.
It was constructed by tbo Coast Lino
people, who thoroughly appreciated
the importance of buviug a deep
water turmiuus hero to buudlo with
dispute!) their iminenso carrying
business iu oottou aud other pro
ducts from far down .South.
Tho Norfolk aud Carolina has
maguiticout faoilitios ut Pinner's
Point, where largo warobouses und
docks aud wharves havo boon erec?
ted. They owu about ouo half milo
of river trout, aud oue hundred cars
and Mats OD tho south side of the
Elizabeth river, from tho United
Suites .Murine Mospitul to the moutb
of tho Western Brauch.
The geueral offices of the Com?
pany uro in this city, where there
aro warehouses and wharves for the
acoommodatioa of the locul business.
Tho Compauy has reoeutly made ex
teusive improvomeuts to thuir prop?
erty at Pinner's Point, many thous?
and dollars being speut iu the im?
provement of terminal facilities.
The Pinner's Point uud a number
of stroug tugs ami barges are used
for the transportation of passengers
and freight, the run from tho wharf
in Norfolk beiug made iu about teu
minutes. At Pinner's Point, tho
terminus of tho roud, us well us at
Lambert's Point, tho terminus of
tho Norfolk uud Western: West Nor?
folk, the terminus of thu Atlantic
aud Duuvillo, a prosperous little
town is boing built.
Not long siuco moneyed men of
Durham, N. 0?, und Kickinond,
Va? organized a company for the
purpose of manufacturing fertilizers
uud selected Piuuer's Point for thu
locatiou id their piant. Tho build?
ings ure now wed under way, und
when completed wiil have cost in
round numbers about S-50,00 I,
A New York linancial journal, ro
ceutly speaking of .ho compauy,
said that "it would bo tho largestand
most complete fertilizing works for
the manufacture of high grade good.-,
in tho United States." There aro ulso
in courso of erection a mammoth
lumber plaut. .
These industries alone will add
several hundred able bodied meu to
the working population of the
towns. Ihe Norfolk ami Carolina,
with its parent thu Coast Line, trav?
erses 1,121 miles of territory, which
under most admirable atruugemouts
puts Norfolk iu direct ami quick
communicatiou with some of tbo
most desirable country along tho
Atlantic nml Uniiviile It&llw&y
The Atlantic and Danville Railway
having successfully passed through
thu vurious trials and vicissitudes
incident to now line ol railway, was
taken out of tho hands of u receiver
ou August 1, 1894, aud is being re?
organized on u thoroughly substan?
The present property holders are
expending a considerable amount of
money with the idea of putting the
road bod iu a strictly iirst class con?
dition, and aro constructing iron
bridges whero| woodcu ones were
formerly used, Nearly all tho tres
ties ot tho liue have been tilled in
and tho few remaining ones are in
courso of completion. The facilities
of the road me being increased at
both terminals, which ha-i Uoeu made
necessary ou account of tho increased
trallic. Prom SlUd.OoU upwards is
being expended at West Norfolk in
constructing piers to accommodate
eight or ton vussols.also warehouses,
additional transfer barges, transfer
bridge, etc. Additional land has
recently been aoqtiircd ut Danville
tor tho purpose of building a now
passenger depot, increased wuro
housu facilities, and to introduce
many othar improvements to uceoui
uiodutu the increasing trade of the
enterprising city of Danville wbero
tho western terminus, of thg.tuud in
nt present situated, Dauvillo is the
largest bright tobaoco market in the
world, and one of tbo most prosper?
ous cities in Virginia, The tobacco
sules at Danvillo for the present fis?
cal year wore 43,000,000, pouuds, a
large portion of which the Atlantic it
Dauvillo has huu?led via Norfolk,
feeding tbo various rail und steam?
ship lines here. Prior to its con?
struction this trallic was handled via
other routes and did not pass
through Norfolk. Tho road runs
almost due west, traversing a section
of Virginia which produces lutubor,
truck, peuuuts, tobacco and other
At Dauvillo connection is made
with tho Southern Ruilway, the
largest aud most powerful railwav
system iu the Smith, aud by u trallic
urraugoniont with that comuauy the
Atlantic uud Danvillo Railway has
been made tho preferential connec?
tion for Norfolk business and export
business via Norfolk from both its
e ntern and western systems, bring?
ing to Norfolk thousands of Pales of
cotton and other export businots
formerly bandied through other
ports, uud by reason of its geograph?
ical position and close affiliation
with tho Southern Railway it enables
tho Norfolk shippers to reach points
iu that system with greater facility
than ever before.
The passenger service of tho Atlan?
tic uud Danville Railway, in cou
UOOtion with that of the Southern
Railway, affords to tho traveling
public splendid facilities for rebo'u
uig all poluts iu tbo South aud
Southwest, aud operates through
Pulimau and bullet cars between
Danville, Jacksonville, Augusta,
Asbeville. Atlanta,Now Orleans,Bir?
mingham and Memphis. With its
steadily increasing looul and through
business is an iuiportuut factor in
tho coiuiuorcoof the city of Norfolk,
aud enjoys liberal patronage from
tho Norfolk merchants. It is the
purpose of tho present property
holders to extend the road through
to tho coal ami irou fields, aud
to elloct an important connection
with some of the western lines. The
president of the Atlautio aud Dan?
ville Railway is Mr. R. Newgass,
senior member id tho lirm of R.
Newgass & Co. (Jiniitedi, hankers,
England; Adam Tredwell, seoretary
and treasurer; G. M. Hughes, gen?
eral muuuger, uud Wm. H. Taylor,
gouorul freight and passenger agent.
NorlOlK and SuutUeru Maltreat!.
The Norfolk and Southern Rail?
road was constructed in 1881, from
Berkley to Edent?D, N. C. The
company prospered openiug up a
rich agricultural and timber coun?
try. Iu 1801 tho Hue was extended
to Bellbaven by ubsorbiug tho Albo
nun ii; and l'untigo Ruilroad. The
company established steambout uuv
igatiou on the various rivers and
sounds iu eastern North Carolina as
feeders to us main hue, and at this
writing its rail and river routes ag?
gregate 520 miles.
Recently extensive improvements
have beeu made aluug the road, now
und attractive buildings being provi?
ded at the principal station-.
At u lurge expense tho company
ls building a new depot in this city
for receiving ami delivering I >cal
freight. This handsome building is
on the property reeently acquired
by tbo eompauy on Water stroet,
uud will soon be ready for use. It
is admiruhly located for business
aud shipping generally. This road
is one ot Not folk's rnont vuluuble
feeders. Its policy has been to ou
uui o.irage aud develop local trallic
between Nortolk aud the section too
road traverses. Facilities iu the
way of reliable ana quick transpor?
tation has stimulated and increased
tho production of truck ami early
vegetables for tbo market and mar
kets further North. Tho staple pro
duots of tho country along the .Nor?
tolk and .Southern aro corn, cotton,
peautita und rid-, Manufactured
lumber is ou lmpoituut element
of tratiic, thero being large plants
in operation at Elizabeth City,
Hertford, Edenton, Ropers und sev
eral other stations, A iioe of pass?
enger and freight steamers, opera
ted by tho Norfolk and Southern
Railroad and tho Old Dominum
Steamship Company, betweou Eliza
both City, Roauoke Island uud New?
born, otters to pusseugers and ship
pors a reliable route through to
Wilmington aud Qoidsuoro and tho
South. This road is possibly more
distinctly a Norfolk road tliuu any
that terminates bcre, aud has been
tho tueaus of greatly increasing the
wholesale trade with the towus of
Traius North aro generally loaded
with produoo, lumber, aud dur
ing tho early spring fish. Trains
South carry manufacturers' mer
chaudisc. Duriug tbo early spriug
tho lish shipmeuts from Edeutou
are so heavy as to require special
trains aud to this groat industry, tho
most importautof Eastern Curoliua,
the Norfolk aud Southern has been
a great developer.
Tho general offices of the com
pauy aro located ou East Main
street, Norfolk, and tho beads of
the various departments aro pro
gressivo citizens, thoroughly identi
lied with tho growth aud advuuoc
mailt of the material interests ol
New i'orkf i*iitiadel|ililo and Nor?
Tho New York, Phtlu lolphia and
Norfolk ruilroad furnishes ouo of
tho quickest hues to tho Northern
centres of trade, beiug oulv twelve
hours' from New York. Tho com
pauy, which is a part of tho Penn?
sylvania system, has first-class
facilities here for baudliug tbo
largo business and valuable wliarvos
I aud docks at Capo Charles. Tho
road from Cape Charles North is
ninety fivo miles long to Delaware,
where it connects with tho Penn?
sylvania rood, and hus a brauch
lino .from Kiug's Creek to Cris
bold, Md., seventeen miles long,
Its property in Norfolk cousists
of 1,OOIJ feet of water front with
amplo docks to accommodate their
ships. There arc two warehouses,
onu of them a wooden structure
15x145 feet aud the other a more
modern building (10x4:85, which is
covered with corrugated iron. The
company employs two steamers,
three tugs aud four barges to haudle
their buMuess. Their steamers aro
strong, sea goiug vessels, their tugs
amotig tho lurgost coming to tins
harbor and their barges will each
carry from seventeen to twenty-two
freight cars. All trains at Cape
Charles aro met by steamers and
tugs and four round trips being
modo daily. The company handles
vast quantiea of merchandise tho
your round, und does an extensive
business during tho trucking sea?
son, having special fast traius to
dispatch the thousands of tous of
produce piled upon their wharves
by tho merchants aud manufacturers
of Norfolk and farmers of Norfolk
und Princess Anne counties.
It, 11. Cooke, Esq., of this city, is
tho general agent of the railroad,
aud is most indefatigable iu bis
etl'orts to push its business.
i'lio Norfolk, illbaiiiitrla and At
Tho Norfolk, Albomarlo and At
antic railroad is it magnificent nar?
row guage steel rail rook ballast
road from Norfolk to tbo famous ro
sort Virginia Beach, seventeen miles,
i'his road was constructed to ullord
pleasure and health Beekers an'easy
means of reaching tho most perfect
sanitarium ou thu Atlantic ocean.
Tbo lino passes through a country
to tho counties of Norfolk and
Princess Anno, iu a high statu of
cultivation und rich iu original tim?
ber. In the luHt two yours tho road
bed ami ull bridges havo been re
eently put in perfect ropair, allow?
ing the run to bo made in thirty
minutes. There uro two splendid
hotels at the beach and titty or more
handsome cottagos, the latter owned
by promiuout business mcu of
tins city. Virginia Beuch is
both a summer and wiuter
resort, tho Princess Anne Hotel,
which is owned by tho railroad com
pauy, being open for tho entertain?
ment of visitors all through tbo
year. During the months of July
uud August this mud handles more
than 1,0011 passengers daily. While
distinctively a passenger line, this
little road has a handsome freight
tradio, For its miieugo it is tho
largest carrier of freight cuteriug
this city. D?ring the last three
years tho catch of lish at Virginia
Beach bus been an important in?
dustry, und tho road has hauled
during u busy seusou as much us
C,00U barrels ol fish per mouth.
The owners of the ioud are New
Voi kors, who invested about 31,500,
00.) in the enterprise. They own
1,000 acres of lane with throe miles
of ocoau front.
<?ccau View Kail road.
The Norfolk aud Ocean Viow
Railroad is a narrow guago hue
eight miles long from Norfolk to
Ocean Viow, one of the most popu?
lar _ summer resorts upon tho Vir
ginia coast. The property is owned
and controlled by looai capitalists
who invested 8100,000 in tho enter
priso. The attractions at Ocean
View aro ntr, superb bathing, at
high or low tide, boatiug without
danger and fishing, with the abso?
lute assurance that there are lish to
catch. Along tho beach are located
a number of cottages and a dozen or
more club houses?popular ro-orts
dniing tho heated term. Numerous
traius ruu out of Norfolk during ilio
summer mouths, und hundreds of
Norftdk people can bo found at the
View in the afternoon, oithor sport?
ing in tho waters of tho Chesapeake
or promenading tho beach and tho
pretty grounds, enjoying the fresh
breezes from the ocean. It is hard
to imagine more beautiful water
sceuery than this point affords. All
incoming and outgoing veesels pass
in easy view of the hotel grounds.
RIVER AMD OCEAN ROUTES.
AI brio uric aud ? lic-*ui>e?U e Canal.
Tho Albemarle ami Ohosapeake
caual connects tho waters of the
Bouthoru branch of tho Elizabeth
river, which has its mouth at Nor?
folk, with the North Lauding river,
and is a part ol that great bind
looked waterway, or inner routo
from New York to the Carolina*
below Uatteras. The value oi tnis
routo from tho North to the South,
in ease of war, ha^ been a subject of
vory iuteresting discussion. Vessels
of all descriptions, from an ordinary
row boat to a schooner of 800 tons
burden, can pass through this caual
from Norfolk to tho Neuse river, by
way of l'umhco sound, lly means
of this canal hgnt draft vessels
bound from Charleston, Savannah
aud tho Florida and West lulus
can avoid the wmat penis of "old
ocean," especially tho daugerous
coast of Uatteras,
Tho Albemarle and Cbeapoake
canal company's general ollicos are
in ibis city. Tho country uloug this
route is well adapted to agricultural
pursuits, und possibly lilty per
cent, of the laud is covered with a
heavy growth of timber. The oaual
is one of Norfolk's most iniporant
lilsiiiul swaiup Danali
The Dismal Swamp Canal anti
dates rudroudiug iu tho United
States, and was ono of tho great
enterprises of the fathers of our
country. Among tbo original pro
motors lieu, Washington and Pat?
rick Henry ore moutiouod, The
canal eommeneea at Deep Creek,
Norlolk coiiuty, on tho Western
I liruueb of tho Elizabeth river aud
! extends in a southerly direction to
South Mills, N. C, near the head
waters of tho Pasquolauk river,
which empties into the Albemarle
sound. Tbo caual proper is twenty
two milos long and sixty feet wide,
und extends from deep water to deep
water. Its depth at the northern
terminus is fourteen foot and
at tho southern terminus twelve
feet. It will accommodate vessels
lot) feet loug and 10} leet beam.
The property a few years ago was
sold at public auetiou to a company
composed of progressive men of
means. It has been put iu good
condition aud will bo improved at
the requirements demand.
Tho source of the water supply is
from Hake Drilinmoud of the His
mal Swamp, made famous tbo world
over by Tom Moore, tho poet. Its
waters have been tested by the best
ebemists of the country aud are
considered woil udupted for house
Tbo president of the company is
Mr. Walter 1!. Brooke, Sr., of Balti?
more. 1 ho general ollicos tiro in
Tim ?Mit Dominion Steatm?l|i
< OMipUII V ?
The Old Dominion Steamship
Pine is ono of tho most important
arteries of trado leading out oi this
poit. Xu addition to its iurgo ocuau
going steamers smaller vessels ply
tue waters of tlio Virgiuiu uud Caro?
lina rivers, hauling tbousauds of tons
of freight aud carrying thousauds
of pusseugois auuuully,
Tho facilities for meeting tho
wants of passengers aud Handling
freight at this port aro vory
superior. Tho steamers upon tho
muiu lino from Norfolk to Now York
aro as follows: Jamestown, 3,lk)i)
tous; Yorktown, 3,000 tons; llou
uoko, 2,400 tous; Cuvandotte, 2,400
tous; Uld Dominion, 2,803 tons;
vVyauoke,2,200 tons; City of Colum?
bia, I,:" ?.' tons; Kichmoud, l,5Ui)
Steamers sail from Now Pier 23,
North river. New York, for Norfolk
OU Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednes?
days, Thursdays und Saturdays,
From Norfolk for New York, Mou
days, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thurs?
days aud Saturdays. Steamer "Vir?
ginia Dare" leaves Norfolk at 3:00
p. in. eaeb day for Suiljik ami Nau
semoud river landings, returning
from Suffolk at 8:00 a. m. following
Iu their North Carolina scrvieo
thee luipauy runs the steamer Albe
marie from Norfolk via All? marie
aud Chesapeake canal to Washing?
ton, N. C , at which point connec?
tion i:; made with company's .steam
eis 11. I.. Myers and (ireenville for
landings ou Tar river. Tho steamer
Ncwberue is now in service between
Elizabeth City uud Newborn, N. C,
in connection with the new fast
freight and pnsneuner liuewhioh thu
Old Dominion Steamship Company
an! Norfolk uud Southern railroad
The company has in hoi vice bo
twoou Norfolk and OKI Point and
Hampton, Vo., the steamer Lnray,
making two trips each way daily,
Steamer Northampton makes daily
tri)?? from Norfolk to Muthews unit
lloucostcr counties, ou western
shore id Chesapeake Hay, Stoamtl
Accomuo tii.weekly trips to Hack
river, Poquosiu river and Severu
river landings, leaving Norfolk ou
Mondavs, Wednesday and Fridays,
returning followiug daj*. Stoumer
Isle of Wight runs daily between
Norfolk and Newport News tuJt
Tin' Compauy owns and operate*
a large number of tugs, barges and
ii 'liters in their harbor service at
New Vorn. South-bound freight*
are principally geueral merchan?
dise, North-bound freights: Car
den truck, cotton, tobacco, lumber,
pig iron, Southern mill producta,
naval stores, oysters, fish, peanuts,
etc., etc. Dunug heavy trucking
season in spring and early summer
tho number of sailings from this
porl is usually doubled to take cor?
of this business; that is, two and
rreqnoutly three steamers sail from
Norfolk for New York each day.
The company's wharves, docks
ami warehouses on Water stroet uro
5U0 feet wide by 50 ' foot depth. Tho
various shods cover about 425.000
square feet id space, There are live
covered warehouses, woil construct?
ed, safe for moichundiso and com?
fortable for busiiiojB. I'hcre is ample
docking for the accommodation of
all th" vessels of tho lino. The com?
pany is controlled by progressive
business men who are ulivu to the
interest of this port.
Hcrclimil*' and Uiimr?' i'ranapor*
inltOII (?4MII|llttl v
The Merchants'and .Miners' Trans?
portation Company has been u con
ypicuoiis factor iu prom 'ting tbo
commcrco of this port for nearly
hull a century. 1 he geuerul nllioes
are iu Daltiiuoroaud tbo local ollioes
and warehouses aud wharves in Nor?
folk are at the loot ot .Main street
No transportation company enjoy*
superior facilities or are managed
by more wide awake business men.
The company owi s six warehouses
and their docks have an aggregate
water Iroutugu ol 1,00 1 foet.eupable ol
handling seven slllj .- ut toe same Mino
without iuconvenience. lue ships
of this company make regular trip*
to Boston, Providence and Savau
nub. The II '"'on nhios arc tbo
Dorchoster, Essex, Fairfax and
Oloucostor, of 3,003 tons each,
the steamers ol the Providence lino
arc thu Ch itham of 3,0 It) t n-^, tiici
Win. Laurence ol 1.80U tons, I ha
Morgan City ot 1,800 tons. Fob
the Savannah route, tho Allegheny,
Continued on Eleventh l'aye?,