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AUDITORIUM FOR CDNFEDEPATE VETERANS' REUNION.
.... , ,,,.,__ ?.i.:,-? t? i? ],,, m,t up |n Louisville. Ky., for the big reunion of the
T.-n.r cSri'oderate VctexsnsV?W bb.hcW in Uiat city on May 30th, 31st June lst,
.. ,' ; .., i i,-i ,.-^1,1 ',.c\ and consist of a Iarge rcctangle, to each corner
M aiid ...1. wilii?- l;?> .>--_'; fesv*? ? ~ cntranc? which is to be at the Head
It ?^d"__^4cST^?^SSn^fc live wide doors into a vestibule seven
r^-fvefccl "onl: ThrmJgh UHs vesUpule. by live.similar dors, the main audito
'"A^^T.'-^'of Uie vcstibule will He the stairways rcaching the first and
SOCThdoSfl^!c'ootss to consist of n great nave IT." feet'long and 75 feet wide The
mJ. V"i l' thecn r- -nd of tho nave opposite the main entran-e, and the
ill ine <.'."???,. K gnace ;it the end ol" the aisles to the lelt and
i'^^^iri.J.^^^.^T^W-t'-ro^-.'Ioalc-rooms. etc:, Will bc Provided for near the
^^^ffi^S-^SySSSS ttSn, from the speaker's stand
will be 320 fe_ There%lU bc two galleries, eiUier ot which may be entirely
scparatod ^om the other ^ ?]lt'u^nt joInl!S strippca ror the main body, and
wlln^^&w^Stn^pteP,^?> I* will be whitened on tho outsidc
andiiutcd pn ^V^J^waternroof coveringi Thc windows will bc movable, many
The roofw-IU have awaterpj-oot ,,rr?ilK-ing a One effect.
"?S"8 n? ^_W fStattow^OO'i U>e sub-gallery, 1,250; the main
galto? ""V"*". makfng ..".nll of 7?_ysen_ By placlng chalrs in the aisles the
to^T^flWePa^ch'lt^" IL^.^cDonald. a Confederate veterun, drew the
plans. and^111 have charge of its construction.
BEST WAY TO BUILD UP
THE CITY OF RICHMOND
(Continued from First Page.)_
will risk being termed visionary in as
perting that nature has been calling on
-us for years, by cxhibiting to us the most
aatural advantages for a dry-dock at
the very d'oor of our City, that admirable
plateau of ground nearly snrrounded by
tho water of tlie James, on tho opposlto
bank of the river.
AVe further assert that no -city In the
Union offers greater remuneratlve in
ducement for a flrst-class opera-house.
rf ooramerclal hotel, properly locatea, and
a. first-class hotel for our colored citi
r.en.-. than does Richmond. A'a.
To enlarge upon these idteas would con
Eiimc too much space in your valuahle
3>aper, but wo believe In a nve-mlnute
talk with any reasonable person, we can
convince them of tlie truthfulness and
praetieability of every assertion herein
TALK FOR RICHMOND.
EfXave a Deen Local Pridc and Bny
Goods at Home.
Mr. Jo!m S. Harwood, of the firm of
"Harwood Brolhers, said: ln reply to
your question as to what is best. to be
Jlone tj promote the industrial and com
anencial interest of Richmond, * most
cheerfully respond: U) Let every citi
seh feel a p'ride in his city, and this
Sie must feel when he cbnsiders her great
Qdyantages. Lot him hold her up "as
xhe. one altogetber lovciy." and this he
?can do withbnt any stretch of the imagi
aation. Let him In common parlaneo
"i Ik her up" in season and out ofvsea
e :;,. iais words every ni sv and then will
"strlke home" certainly. AVhen many
;.-?: are sown, some will surely fall in
^??m'T ground and gerrotaate. Let him
jievcr speak disparagingiy of her, never
coroplaln of her in the presence of
strangers. If she has -weak spots, and
?dl cities have. keep them to himself, ex
oept in the council of her friends. If
euny soiled linen is to he washed, do it
findoors, and not ln p-ablic places. City
pride ls as essentiai to success 'as self
pridc Is necessary to Iteep a man j:entc-el
5:i Uie.-':-, manuers and moralsi
2. AVe must j. >t simply talk, however,
rv.e. must. act We must aid not only
by precept, but example. lt will not do
to proilaim the duty of all "to stand by
?Richmond," but we must perform this
duty. U we say. as we should say, that
Siouie industries and enterprises should
he sustained, wc should foster thc-:n by
extendlng to Uiem matesrial aid. The ex
5..-. .- iion, "we must stand by home enter
5?rises,*' comes with poor grace from a
man who orders his goods, wares, cloth
Jjjg :md table suppMcs from other cities,
partitlularly when ho ?.?.::! do just as well
t;r.J buy equally as cheap ?it home. Our
trades-parade last Xovember was a dis
play of which any city imicb larscr
nnlgkt well have been proud. .Strarisers
?who wltn rsed 11 were astounded. They
3:.iJ no idea we had" su h a dlverslty of
lndustries. lt was a revelation tu them.
3. A'i'e : hould bend every evergy to sc
v-.. a deeper water for navlgation pur
P ? s Government aid ??hould be ob
taine 1. We have now a ship-yard. There
ii rrowing feeling upon the part or the
Fcderal autl.orities that our navy yards
ol Uie I - tbould Ue localed in tiie in
terior, away from the sea"-eoast, so in
case ?' v ir they should not be exposed
to hostile fieets. The Trigg piam,
though st establlshed, is a great suc?
cess and attracted already Govern?
ment patronage. AVith deeper eh.mnels,
3 have uo doubi it will very soon be bulld
"ng some of the great war vessels which
v.' : be rcquirod to carry out our natlonal
poiicy of maintalning a navy. the equal
at least of any in the world.
4. We should t.Ute. advantage of what
nature has given us in deycloplng and
utlllrins the nrfghty power of James
riv. r. AVe have at the foot or our hills,
l,.?? - -.'.:? i ?-,'.:?'? ient nower to run fac
tories within number, and niakc Richmond
n veritable manufacturlng centre. Otn
piibli -splrltcd citizens with means (and
thcro are .'ti:::i^ such) coukl make them
Etelvcs our clty's bendfactbrs and at the
same t:a:e Invest their money most pro
fitably by avalling themsclvos of nature's
free offeringjs One great power plant is
being constructed. but there is plenty of
room for oihers.
Clear DrihklnS Water.
Before leaviii? tlie subject of tho
' <r, 1 bek to say, while we re
It Qows majcstlcaliy by our
ic uf us can rejolce over the
tor our daiiy want-:. If
di iwback, it is tlie mlserablo
bave tor drinklhg and house
oses. lt has been said that
while within our gatcs ofton
carry out Hterally tlie charge of Paul to
'!?;.,.,,;t.y. vdrlnl" no lor.iror water, but uso
a littie wine for thy stomach's sake."
li.fw iitte:-. do wo hcar, when traveiingj,
"1 like Richmond, her jwople are splen
<li<i, .<he is a .strong substantial city with
Biiany natural adVaatages. she has much
of hlstorlc Interest, an old capitol) uqique
in archllecture, around wiiieh clusters
matiy p ????i 'i:s memories. a State I^ibniry
lille.l witli V'lintiiucs. books and docu
snents which are priceless; she has-beau?
tiful parks and magniticent monuments,
?ihe has a City Hall that reflccts credlt
u)?j:i her." and as your face is brlfihten
?<\ and you are beirinnin^ to plow with
pride at the pleasaht word's that are be?
ing spokcu and to feel lioiv slad you
?cre that Richmond is your home, you
toe-ar: "but oh: what horriblc water. It
ls like it Had been dipped out of a
freshly-stirretl mud-hole." Let our city
tSa.thers ariopt the suggestions of our
worthy Superintendent of the AValer
Works anu make such improvement as
will insure us a botintiful supply of water
that will not only quench our thirst.
but give -us clear, clean bathing and be
attractive to the eye.
Streets and Schools .
C. AA'e need street lmprovements. The
advancement we have made has brought
a noiso and clatter from heavy wagons.
trucks ahd other vehicles, which is not
only trying to the human' nerves, but
Inlerferes matcrially with the transaction
of business. Our streets are behind the
time.s. This improvement cannot all be
made at once without perhaps' a consid
erable lncrease of taxation, which should
not be levied for fear of checking busi?
ness dcvelopments. but it can be done
gradually and cught to begin at once.
7. We should maintain our public
schools, and if possible lncrease' their
present high standard. Nothing speaks
bctter for people than np-to-date public
schools. AVe should foster such insti
tutions as the Mechanics* Institute, for
the blesslngs that flow from them can?
not be estimated.
8. Every eitizen should wish for the
final consummadon of the Seaboard raii
road consolldatlon scheme. and as far as
possible, Iend it a helping hand. Some
may decry consolidation, and frequently
they work wTong and' oppression to a
community; but Richmond has been suf
fering long from a. mohopoly that has
borne heavily upon her In the way of
southern freights. Give us the Seaboard
combinaUon and reiief will come.
9. Tlie building of the Tidewater rail?
road Is of vast importance to us. It
will drop into our lap the products of a
Iarge region that now go to Baltlmore and
open up trade with a penpie who, from
necessity, have gone elsewhere to si_*U and
30. We need a law which will afford
protection to vacanl property. The de
AXOIHKK IirNDUHl) TJIOUS.AXD.
A Richmond Cohceni tliat Continues
lo lncrease \Yoii(leri'ii!Iy.
7n the industrial growth of Richmond,
which is surprising to the most observant
eye in all lines when the actual increase
is mado in figures,- tliere is none which
makes a nobler illustration than the Life
Insurance Company of Virginia.
From Its organization tliis company has
had remarable success, and has long been
regarded by Uiose licre at home. who best
know the personality of it-s management
and its methods of dealirig with its pol
icy-holders. as one of tlie most solid in
stituUons in the South, and, therefore.
the statement that He Life Insurance
Company of A'irginia added nearly anoth?
er liundred Uiousand dollars to its pre
mium receipts for tlie year 1S99. was a
ploasurable fact rather than a surprise.
Starting thirteen years ago with an
incoihe of $99,566, each year's work has
been a successive step in the enlarge
ment of its business until last year its
premium income reacned 5937,900.79, and
its; gross income $3S5,225.91?within i trille
of the handsome showing of a round mil
lion of dollars for its year's business.
The increase of the number of policles
in force for the year was nearly twenty
five Uiousand, while the increase of in?
surance was $1,S60,547.
Death clalms and dividends were paid
amounting to $W::.0iU'5. maklng a total
paid since organization of J3,5SS,S01.
Thc showmg. is a ren-.arkable one, and
must be both interesting and gratifying
lo Richmond people.
The success ls the well-earned result
of carefiil and conservdtlve management.
Mr. G. A. Walker Is the president of the
company, and Mr. James AV. Pcgram sec?
They are native Virglnlans, and their
management of the Life Insurance Com?
pany of A'irginia has won full confldence
at home and given a wide scopc to the
institution throughout the country.
THE SOUTHERN BELL TELEPHONE
AND TELEGRAPH COMPANY.
(Richmond Telephone Exchange.)
Since the Issue of their January supplc
ment have puhlished lists of ninetyriiine
(99) new subscribers. The following sub
scrlbers, not included in Uie above, have
been added since Sunday, January 2S'.h,
Rates in Richmond and Manchester:
ARTESIAN AVELL DR1LLKR.
114S?Gould, F. M.
CAKE AND CRACKER MAN'F'RS.
1170?Southern Biscult Works.
1142?A'enable FeriiMzer Co.
MEATS AND PROVISIONS.
114G?Brauer, Jr., John?AV.
PUMPS, WATER SUPPLJES, ETC.
1144?Snydcr, AA*. AV.
1143-MurrelI, John D.
H47?iPe.rkins. 11. D.
1131?Scammcll. J. N.
1396?Weller, T. A.
1141?diotty, Tbos. H.
j. R. A. HOBSON, Manager.
UR 20th Century Styles in Pianos fcify ,he People of Richmond |
UR Popular Factory Prices Will Astound You. ?
UR Easy Payments Will Gladden Your Hearts. %
Special Bargains this week in every grade of Pianos. |
A full line of Phonographs, Records and Snpplies at |
All Popular Sheet Music at 19 cents per copy.
J. G. CORLEY, Manager. ;"^ A 213 EAST BROAD STREET. |
CABLE PIANO COMPANY.
prcd'ations that are made upon such j
property should be checked by a strong j
11. There should be a strict enforce
mcnt of the Sunday laws. especially as
to the seliing of liquor. No city is well- I
goverhed where vendera of strong drink j
whilo closing the front door admit through j
the back. It is contrary to mora.1 teach- |
lng as -well as civil law.
I tharik you for your cnnsideralion nnd j
courtesy, and though I could' wrtte more i
In length, in reply to your request. I fear .
I have already occupied too much space.
A BIGGER POPULATION.
Erlend tho Cprpbrato Limits and Ec
comc a Large City.
Jlr. Alexander H. Meyer. of the wcll
known firm of Julius Meyer's Sons,
said: Upon your request as to my views
ot" the best" thing that can be done in
on industrial and commeivial way to
build up the city of Richmond", I take it
for granted that you want my Individual
views of the most important thing, and
that I can sum up in the one word. "Kx
pansion." I mein by this the extendlhg
of the corporate limits of Richmond so
as to take in the utmost limits of Swans
boro on the south. Soldiers' Home on the
west. Brookland Park on the north and
East Richmond on the east.
AVhile we have among us a great many
publie-spirited capitallsts, v.-ho are ever
willing to aid' with capital almost any in?
dustrial enterprlse that can be demon
strated as prontable, we must look to
outside capital in a large measure to
help us attain the great city we deslre
Richmond to be. lt is not so much tlie
capital employed in its industrial estab
lishments that aids a city as is the
amount of its pay-roll and the number of
employes, and among the first questlons
that a proijj-eetor of an industrial estab
Ilshment considers is tlie availability of
labor. Otherwise, l cannot und'erstand
wiiy the largor cities are usually selested
for" these establishmenls.
Would Tempt Capital.
In my varied experien"e with strangors.
the question is almost invariably put, ''ls
Riclimor.d improving? Has she out
grown the war?" AVhat better answer
could 1 have to that question than to
say, "We are now a city of l?:..eoO inhab
it iv.ts. we are tv.ice as large as we were
ten years ago aud are now the twenty
sixth city in size in the United States."
Many prospectors in lobking around to
locate would overlook a city of ^0,000
inliabitants as not offering enough in
ducements to live in. when they might
consider a city the size Richmond would
bo if we extend our corporate limits.
.Many an investor would invest his
money in a large city. where the possi
bilities are always greater. before ho
would in a small city. where the inter?
est returns may be as great. but where
tho rise in the value of property is
never so great.
The argument has been advanced that
Investors will locate without regard to
the size of the city which is slmply en
larged by the exlension of its corporate
limits. Tliis is very true, when the in?
vestors' attention is called to that city.
but that does not alter he faet. of which
we are well'aware, that there are mil- j
lions of dollars invested animal'.y in new
c-oncerns to whose attention Rtchrriohd's
possibllltles are nevt-f brought, and' who
might be induced to investigate if Rlch
mond'S size and popuiation, us extendeij,
would be indicrtted not only on the na?
tional census, but in the business census
which is advertised' yearly.
SMALL PLANTS NEEDED.
These, "IVilli a Fair Taxation. Would
Build Up Uichmond:
Mr. E. A. Catlin, one of Riehmond's
most publie-spirited citizens. said:
"There can be no originalty and fresh
ness in the answer to such a question.
Tho whole field has been thoroughly dis
cus-ed time and again before the Cham
ber of Commerce, and many most valti
able suggestions have been made, and it
remains with xhe people to put them into
"Xothing in mv opinion. not even ex
cepting the s hlp-building plant. has br-en
started here in recent years that will do
=o much toward building up the city, as
will the comple.tion of the iarge electric
plant now being erectod on the site of the
old Haxall MUls. Many small manufac
turing establishments are what we need.
They grow with the demands that are
made on them. Capital invested in such
is much safer than in large enterprises,
that ai?e burdened. with heavy expenses,
and whose propoitions are far in excess of
the demand for their/product. Large
plants in the beginning are usually otti
cered by men inexrerienecd ln the busi?
ness und who are placed in position
through the influence of klnsmen who aro
large stoekhoiders. This has been the
experience- of Richmond in many ln
?n.-mces. and such eondltions have brought j
di?aster. The result has been that it be
came well nigh "mpossible to nterest
Richmond capital in such ventures Y\ i
chcap electric power, mechan.es and
othcrs with but a few hundred dollars
can matiufaeture their wares. J>o boiler
and engine is then ^obe bought and no
enHneer to be employd. But the greatest
strength in this is that they will grow up I
with the business as a ehtld does to man
hood Then their exponer.co will enable
them to cope with their strangest c" mpeti
tors Observatlon proves that every manu
faet'urlng enterprlse started in this city on
a large scalo has coma to grief. AVith a
clean and cheap power ranging from one
horse-pover up. small nianufacturmg
plants will be started, which in time will
mow to large ones, and we may confi
dcntly expect Richmond to manufacture
scores of thlngs for which it now has to
?end abroad. In Newark. N. J., dozens of
small nanufacturies making buttons,
shoe-laces. hooks and eyes, etc, can be
fcund in crid building: and it can bo done
here to equal advantago when this new
power is put on tho market.
Fair Tn.xut i?n.
The next most important matter is a
just mcihod of taxation. AVhat Is your
rate of taxation? is invariably the lirst
question that is asked by strangers, Mer
chants and real estate now bear largely
more than their share of tho burden, and
nothing bas so paralyzed values of the
latter than the high assessments that
haA'e been imposed upon it, the effect of
which has been to hurt every industrjj
in the city. Tlie city levies a tax on capi?
tal employed in business, and capital is
construed" as meaning stock. book-ac
courits. credits from .bank;: and money
on hand. On a capital of JiO.CiO an honest
merchant can easily buy J4O.O0C of stock:
He can get a line of dlscounts of $K>0<>0
more from His bank. So, if he doesn't
e'v'ndb thc law He p'ays taxes on $C0,OX)
while He has but $20,000. Tlius his very
honesly is taxcd; and if ho wants to s.:
ctre a home for $10,OCO and only has $5,0.0..
he borrows the addition.'tl $5,000 and soj
pays taxes on 510,000, and while the laws
imposcs a tax on the iendor of thc $5,000,
vet no atterr.pt is made to reach him if
he fails to list it, which is gencrally the
case. Personal tax returns aro made as
of February lst. and it is an open secret
that Iarge sums of money aro converted
Into non-taxable securitles just prior to
thal date and ars turned back ir.to money
immediately after. This is done to soof.ie
the ccr scienee. but the taxes thercby lost
have tc He Invicd on real estate and mcr
chants, that Uie heavy expense of the
HALF A DOZEN ENTERPRlSiNG BUSINESS MEN
GIVE THEIR VIEWS AS TO HOW TO HELP RICHMOND
J. THOMPSON BROWN.
JOHN S. HARWOOP
E. A. CATLIN.
B. B. ML'NFORD.
l,. Z. MORRIS.
muricipality may be met. There is no
way of rea'ching such cases say some.
but Judge Aiken. of Danville. found a
way, and it has w~rked admirably.
There are certaln taxes that should be
cbllected by an otlicer who is in no way
dependent "on the vote of the people for
his poMtion, atid when such an one Is
appointed tens of thousands of dollars I
ul be collected which are now lost, and
to that exten* it v.-ill be an encourage
ment to capitalists to put their money
where it will do the greatest good. The
cost of conducting a business is the first
thing a business man inquires into, and
he naturally locates where It can be done
with !e.:st expense. AVlien Richmond c:.n
offer ir.ducement- equal to those made by
other cities, then we m;iy expect strang
ers to come to us. Sometimei? since at i
the Chamber of Commerce it was shown
that on the same capital Richmond co!- j
lected nearly eight times more taxes than |
does the city of Philadelphia. Under j
suc-ii conditions we cannot hope to pros- j
per as we should. Let us stop so much
talk about our supcrior climate and do
soc?ething practical that will Invite capi?
tal to our micst.
IMPORTANCE OF SAVINGS.
Blr.'Mnnford Tliinks This a Requisite
I have been asked to make some sug
gestions as to How best to promote the
business mterests of our city during the
Too.many high-priced goods for
this market tb be closed out on a
basis of low-priced goods, but
cheaper iu price. These goods-are
the finest ever brought to Rich?
Mr. SOL. J. BiNSWANGER, Man?
ager will couduct this sale, and
shall be pleased to aid in selecting.
SevBii-ElBven Main St.
B etween 7th and 8th?Near Lumsden's. I
coming year. Other business men have
doubtless referred to tho establishment
of new enterprises and the methods for
enlarging tho scope and usefulness of
those already in o-.:r midst. I shall con
tino mv suggestion to the simple- yet
all-important subject of savings.
No matter what our Industry and en
terpri=e, we cannot successfully compete
with our rivals in the industrial world
uniess we set aside each year, and at a
place and in a form where it can be
used for furthering our prosperity, a part
of our protits.
The two great methods for accomplisn
ing this- purpose are savinss banks and
life insurance companies.
Of course I have nothing to say against
tho good aecomplished by the savings
banks which we have already organized
in our midst. They have done. aud are
doinsr, a great work in fostering our peo?
ple in the babits of saving. and m fur
nishing a substantial addition to the
banking resources of the city. But we
ought "to establlsh a system of savings
banks after tlie plans in vogue in New
England ar.d other of the northern cities,
to-wit: Banks In which there is no capi?
tal, and consequently no stockholders,
but in which every dollar of pn.iit earned
from the money deposited is dUtributed
among the depositors.
Uncler this system, which redounds
exclusively to the benefit of the de?
positors. banks with immense depbslts,
principaily the property of the working
people, have been built up all through
New England and the North.
I notice from the report of the comp
troller of the State of New York. that
the amount of money on deposit In the
city of New York as of the lst of Janu
ary, 1900. in this charaeter of savings
banks, amounted te over $143.000.000?one
ban kalone, the Bowery Savings Bank,
having a deposit over ?67,000,CW. whHjh ls
nearly three times as much as the whole
banking resources of the city of Rich?
mond. This system of savings. thus so
attractive, and at the same time so
lielpfu! to the people, is encouragerl every
way by the State laws. and even the
Federal government in its war revenue
act of 1S3S exempts them from taxation.
For Local Iiisuraiicc.
The other method of savings Is through
the life insurance companies of the coun?
try. More and more our 'people are
investlng a portion of their surplus earn
ihgs in life insurance policies. It is a
habit which should be fostered and en
couraged, provided, of course, care Is
exercised in the selection of thc com?
pany, but the point which I desire to
emp'hasize is that by scnding our money
in the form of ipremiums to northern
companies, we rob the community of the
very currency so ess'ential to its commer?
clal prosi>erity, and furnish other sec
tions?rivals to our trade?with the money
to cor.duct their cnterprises.
I seo'from the report of our auditor
that there was collected in the State of
A'irginia during the year "37, in insurance
premiums, the enormous sum of $2,662,873,
and there was paid out in death losses
$1,335,317. In the year 1S9S tr^re was col
leeted in A'irginia the still larger sum of .
$2,893,407, and paid out in death losses
$1,607,163. If we allow for the expenses
incurred in managing the flocal agencies
and the commlssions paid for procuring
this business a liberal per cent., it will
be seen that probably over one 'milllon
of dollars was carried out of Virginia
during each of these years over and
above the amount retained for cony
missicns, taxes. &c.. or paid on death
losses. I. of course, appreciate that a
portion of these funds will yet be" re?
turned to Vh-ginia when the policies on
which they were paid but mature, either
by death or expiratlon. but the point
I* desire to make is that the proflts of
thc transaction are retained for all time
in the coffers of the northern Insurance
companies, and the sums to which our
policy-holders will one day be entitled
are retained and used by these non-resi- ?
dent companies until the tlmo of pay
Should be kopt Here.
It is easv to demonstrate from these
fi-ures that there are to-day on deposlt
in the home offices of the northern in?
surance companies millions of dollars
belonging to policy-holders residing ln
Virginia, which enormous sums furmsh
the money to conduct the business .nter
prises of those communtties. to lessen the
rates of Interest to increase the market
value of their State. munlcipal and cor?
porate securtties. and thus to furnish. as
above suggested, to our rivais in trade
and manufactures, the \-ery capital
which gives them the adyantage ln the
race for industrial and commercial su
Let us turn our attention to the es
tabllshment of one or two savings banks
of a character such as I have described.
and which havo provern such a souree
of blessing and strength to New Eng?
land. Let us sustaln and encourage the
life Insurance company already organlzed
and cbhductlng a suceessfu! business I-i
our city, and the new one which Is just
about to enter upon its career. By pur
suing this poiicy we can stirely minister
to our city's prosperity in the comlns
| HELP OUR INOUSTRIES.
J Kncourase antl I'nli-rgc Plants Tlint
j are Already Here.
Mr. L. Z. Morrls, prestdent ot the Cham
! ber of Commerce. was asked what he
thought would be the best thing to build
i up Richmond. Hc said in liart:
| ?'Bncourage legltlmaste enterprises. help
i iudustries already here and try to enlarge
} our oresent n'ants.
i "This will enable us to rent out our vac
I am houses. the few thac are vacant. and
? will cause the building of more tenements
for tiioso who come to the city to live,.
?'We must cater to the industrles al?
ready here. and endinvor to bring more
laboring people to the city. The wases
paid iaborers in this city are grcater thtci
those of any other city in the south.
'?We should help ail new Indiistries al?
ready here and give them all the encour
agei.-ient we can.
"It is the best place ln the south for the
investment of capital. and I feet assured
that this method will prove of great val?
ue to both the city and the mcrchants or
manuafcturers who contemplate locating
here. Richmond is also one 'of the health
iest places in the south."
Demoiistratc Our Facilities and Hold
Mr. W. S. Rhoads, of the flrm of Miller
8c Rhoads, said:
You ask what I consider the best means
of building up the industrial and commer
cial trade of Richmond? Well, I think
there are two ways open for improve
Is an improvement over scour
ing soaps. It is made of finer
material. It will not scratch,
" scour off" and " wear out "
soxiaces on which it is +s*iL
ment of the two branches of business. ot
at least one way for each branch. First,
reach all the trade possible by jucficlous
and liberal advertistng. that dlstrlbute and
ccnsume the product.* of our manufac?
torles; use ttdvertislng that will demon
strate and lllustrate our facillties for
manufacture. Our city should appropriata
a certaln liberal sum of money annually
for this purpose. It would all come back.
us by advertls'.ng the manufactories wa
already have would tring other manufac
tcrles here wiah new plants.
Another way ls to- attract more local
trade from all parts 0f the State to our
city to IncretLse the' trade of our retailers.
This can be done by organizing a C.irnl
val Committee under the ausjrfces of tha
Chamber of Commerce and give ?trnlvals.
Street Falrs. Tournaments. Horse Falrs
and like entertainments semi-annually ln
May and October.
Mr. E. T. Crump Tliinks They Would
He lli'lpt'ul ti> UiclimoiiUL
Mr. E. T. t'rirmp, president of tho
Richmond Tobacco Exehunge. when seeti
:v.id asked what he thought would be
the best thlng or things to be done to
Uuprove the tobacco business in this city.
said: "Tlie tobaceo-market of RIvhmonil
is in a very healthy condition at the pres?
ent time; both in regard to leaf and raan
ufactured tobacco. The only trouble
about any improvement is that ther* ls
no cai-se or inducements for-small ir.
dependent businesses. The only line
along wfcfch t see a char.ee for an ln?
crease and general tmorovement in tha
t..bar-co business would be the starting
of new warehouses for the sale of loose
tobacco, both darfc and brlght. > P t >
a few years ago the manufacturers
bought :i gre;it quantity of t >'..a co, .;'
ready pttCKed and in good shupe i:i the
hogsbewds. biiytrig sisch tobaccos from
the" commission merchonta and brokersi
for their ir.mediate wants; but now al
most everjf m.-tufaeturer h.ts his tobaccu
bot-ght on tlie warehouse floor un.I p'.'.t ii,>
especially for him elther by his own
buyar or through rome coramlsaton n?'1'
. or broker, hence any martcet to be sutr
cessfCI now must have Iarge sales ?-.
loose tobacco. erect l'ror.i Sha ptanters.
as the days of btiymg and selllng by ?je
hogsbead aro practtcally gone. So ln
order that the tobacco business in It:;ii
mond' should Improve the loose sales
must increu.-'e and in order to SecUte
this. more warehouses for tlie sale o.
:u..--e toba.---o sho'iM be crected.
HMPORIA. FSb^ t?Scecfct?Very fswr
^?i.3?s have t.ilten p'jv'hUy ar in Ittu
busfnesa eoudRlcn dt Bmpqsia. Two new
iivcrv ar.d exc*u~,e staS-es have be-?.
op-ined, this being aultc a bir^e and mu.e.
'"Mr.""Charies Ba::e-. of Ncrth Ei^rfct,
,i:u:gtuercd ,. hog the pa-t weefc thai;
wii'-n dzessed weghed 30'J potrnus.
Ali-s Annie Taylor, of Manchester, ls
H,e gtj^at o* 31.-M. Lr. J. B. Joraes;
Mr. V. C. MiUs. la.L?y co.iiuc.od Wtth
the Eraaur.n Kesse.nger. b_ removct
to Virglllna. where he is --diting the "Vlr
M- R II Younger. a forraee pai-tor ot
the Methodist ehurch fcere. was In town
yesterday. vl.<lting the friends ot fc?
ETTP.tCKS. VA.. Feb. 3. -SocI ll -Th?
Pocafcontas Cotton-11:1! C ?uipany. ln Buc
tersea u subnjrb oi !'? tersburgi have-coin
pleted'fhe Iarge Kddittolis to their plan'
and about placed the n-w macsinar*. and
are runnlng day and night to hold ine
This 1? one of the best managed mJHS
ln this part of the country. ar.d ths lia:id--.
all love to work for them: but they k.ck
wtv.never they import so many fareign
helners to compete with them.
Labor ls quite at a premlum a: bo'.h
Ettncks and Pocahontas milU Just n iw.
Times are lright and everybody cheer
ful. stores futl, and goeds blghe.'. which
indieates better timrs rhan f-ir maaiy
M:ttln-?s County Nows.
MATHEAVS CO., VA., F? b. 3 -Spe^al.
Dr. 1^. B. Hunley. who has ben qu'te 1 ?
fcr several days. has much bnprovetr, and
expects to rbe out ln u few days.
Mr. John White was very badly klcked
by a horse a few days ago, ar.d ls ln a
very crftteal con-ltti-jn.
Tna oyster market Es now biomlng
J from tho effect-s of tho re-ent cold snap.
Mr. Henry White. aged nlnety one. die I
la?t night. He had bc:n ln feeble h-.alth
for some time.
? 'oniest at " Uud Time.
tituVCKSBURG. VA., Feb. 3? Sperf.U.?
I The burning of the genenil offlces of tha
Virginia Polyte-.ihnie Inatttute com.-H at
1 a very inopportime time. ?:.? in th-' p>-esi
dent's oflice were stored v-dluabie charts
and maps ju?t received, as also the
grades for th; Intermediate examinatians
It was thought first "that all the rec?rd*
?r the school were Ios>;. hut it ?*- now
thought probable that some may bc s ived.
Trial or \V. .1. Klitvl' s.
Several sensatlonat cases will be set for
trial ln the Hustings Court on Tuesday.
Tlie grand jury will, no doubt. on Mon?
day indiet AV. J. Rhodes for shooting and
causlng tho death of AV. F. Barnett.
The case of VVH'.iam Mlller. charged
with murder, is set for the 19th of this
Suit was instituted ln the Clrcuit Courl
yesterday by R. A. Justls rtgalnst
Alfred Pleasanton for $7,300.
A motton for judgment was also flled
ln this court by C. W. Balnes. against
B. S. Kcblnson. for the sum of $105.00. wtth
lawfui Interest thereon from rjecembee
10th, 1SPP; until ra:d.
The members of the T. M. C. A. and
their friends. as well a* the entertain?
ment lovtng public, will ha*e th? op
portnnlty of attending a mot?t deltghtful
entertainment to-morrow nlght. Hotu,
Alf- Taylor. of Tennessee. brother of ex
Governor Boh Taylor. and his peer as
sn entertainer. will give his matchless
gem, "Ufca Poetry and Psarls," Ia As
eoclation Hall. Rssertred seats caa fe?
mcued at th? AjsocUtloa bull41a?