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Vou may shout It from the
house top ?
You may shout It from
the steeple,
But If you About through
Tee-Dec Ads
You're heard by far
more,people.
The thou trh tle.-ts man with
land to sell
Finds no one who will
buy.
He does not think of
printers' Ink
And nil " Tee-Dee Ads u
Imply.
THBJ TIMEB, FOUNDED 18?.
THlD IHSPATCH, FOUNDE? I860
WHOLE NUMBER 16,58?.
RICHMOND; VA., H UN DA Y, JULY 10, 1004.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
VACATION
I STANDING
1 ? ' ' ? _
Ballots So Far Cast in the
? T.-D. Outings.
j RACE IS PROVING
FULL'OF GINGER
?Votes Continue to Pour in and
the Result Is Full of
Doubt.
CONSOLATION PRIZE IS
MUCH TO BE DESIRED
How This Journey Up Into
the Picturesque Fastnesses of.
Canada May be Secured
by Some Who Fail
in the Other ,
Contests.
The consolation prize In The Tlmes-Dls-.
?patch Summer Outing Contesti? Is by,
lone odds tho finest and most desirable
pleasure trip that conici be arranged east
of the Rocky Mountains, and could
"hardly bo excelled In the entire range of
the continent. Tho consolation prize Is
to be awarded to one of the competitore
In tho outing contests, and only those
haying more than' one thousand votes,
And not TVinnlng one of the fourteen out?
ings, are eligible to compete for this capi?
tal prize, for such it truly Je, Kot ??-,?,?
Is any one falling of one o? the four?
teen outing trips, and having more than
one thousand votes, eligible to com polo,
but every ouch person has an equal
chance of winning the consolation prize
trip. The absolute fairness of the award
makes It a treasure well worth; hustling
tor, The number will not be bo numer
? ous as to mako any one's chance of win?
ning hopeless. The value of the prize Is
difficult to estimate In dollars and cent?,
but It will be worth hundreds of dollars
.at tho least estimate. .:-...;
Delightful Journey. '
The' it?nerary-.of this consolatl?n prlEo ?
trip has been outlined, but it is'-wen'
?worth repeating. It embraces a journey.
: by Old "Dominion steamship to New York
?city; a delightful ocean voyage aboard
one of the finest passenger steamers In
the coastwise servlco; thence via steamer
on a daylight trip tip the far-famed Hud
?on from New York city to Albany, the
capita] and center of the Empire State.
Prora Albany tho tourists will continue
their travels aboard the magnificent
.trains of the New York Central, the
finest and fastest In .the world, going
. from Albany to Clayton, on the St. JOaw
renoo River,? neif the east end of Lake
Ontario, and InTreRch of the Thousand
Islands, tlio paradise of tourists. One
: may linger in this fairy archipelago, if
detslrcd, but may go on down the beau?
tiful . St. I^awrenco amid the superb
scenic beauty and historio environments,
through tho rapids of the river, and on to
Montreal. From Montreal the tourists
may go by rail or bpat to Abenaki.*)
Springs, perhaps the most delightful'of
the Canadian resorts. .Here two weeks
may he spent, enjoying the unexcelled
summer climate and tho varied amuse?
ments and entertainments there offered.
.Returning, the trip lt>,.nude by rail over
the Now York Central's tracks to New
York city, through the renowned Adi
rondacks. with tholr numerous resorts,
and onward to the metropolis. At New
York the tourists will board the Old
"Dominion steamor for the return to Rich?
mond, after a trip covering thousands
of miles by rail and water, and including
stops at the most fashlonuble, luxurious
and delightful resorts o'Mho entire East.
It Ik Impossible within the limits of a.
newspaper artlclo to give cvoh a meagre
deserlptlon of this superb Journey. The
ocean trip In tho safe, staunch and ele?
gantly appointed, steamships of tho Old
"Dominion Is the first section of the vn
rled and wonderful tour. Then comes
New York city, the giant municipality of
the hemisphere, and In many respects the
most wonderful city on the globe.'
On the Hudson.
After "doing" New York the tourists
will then enter upon tlio second stage of
tho greatest outing over offered and the
best tjial can bo planned. Leaving the
metropolis on ono of tho paiatlal rl/er
steamers of tho Now YorK-Central, an
all-day trip up: that far fapied'rlvor, tlio
Hudson, with Its great acame panorama
?spread out on either hand, on past ihe
Palisades, the mnny cities and towns
?upon the historic stream, to Albany, tha
capital of tho Stato, and another stage o?
the itinerary has boen traversed. Thu-j
far tho travel has been by water, on
tho restless bosom of the surging At?
lantic or upon the placid waters of tho
(Continued on Seventh Pago.)
THE EXTENSIVE PLANT OF THE RICHMOND CEDAR WORKS.
AFFAIRS OF
SEABOARD
Interesting Review Prepared for
The Times-Dispatch by
an Expert.
OPERATING EXPENSES LARGE
These Shown by Comparison
With the Coast Line to be
Heavy?The Stock.
In view of the Interest felt In the fight
between William? and Mlddendorf and the
Blair-Coolldgo-Ryeni syndicate for; tho
control of the Seaboard Air Line system,
The Tlmee-Dlspatch hns had the follow- |
lng article prepared by an expert from
sources available to the public:
Mesara Ryan, Blair and Coolldge first
made V temporary loan to the Seaboard
Air Uno Rallvjajr on December 1, 1903,
of': ?S,S00;0OC?;" which'fell dlie* Juno 1." 1904,'
and was-paid before maturity' froni tho
proceeds ot tS.000,000 three year five?
per cent, mortgage and collateral trust
gold bondi, Issued March 1, 1901.
These bonds wero offered at par- to the
holders of' voting trust certificates, with
a bonus of nine (91 shares of preferred
and sixteen (16) shares of cornmon
stock of tho Seaboard Air Line Railway
for each $1,000 .bond, making $1,500,000
preferred and $8,4.00,000. of common stock
issued to the subscribers ' to this loan,
which waa aecured not only by a mort?
gage on the property of tho company, but
also by the following collateral to be de?
posited with the Continental Trust Com?
pany, of New York; $1,600,000 Seaboard
Air Line Railway first mortgage four per
cent, bonds, $2.000,000 Atlanta & Bir?
mingham Air Line Railway second mort?
gage Jive per cent, bonds, $395,000 Florida
West Shore Railway first mortgage bonds,
(principal, and Interest guaranteed by
Seaboard Air Line Railway), $25.000 Ox?
ford & Coast Line Railway first mortgage
five per cent.-bonds, $44S?O00 Atlantic. Ku
wanee River & Gulf Railroad first mort?
gage five per cent, bonds, being entire is?
sue (principal and interest guaranteed by
Seaboard A1r Line Railway), JSSO.'ODi) At-'
lantlo.Suwaneo River Railroad stock (en?
tire Issue); $1,525,000 Atlanta & Bir?
mingham Air Line Rallwny stock (entire
Issue), about $7,500 per mile of main lino
of road; $400,000 Baltimore Steam Packet
Company stock, $210,000 Old Dominion
Steam Packet Company stock, $50,000
Jacksonville (Fla.) . Terminal Company
stock, $;i0,O00 Fernandtna Terminal first
mortgage five per cent, bonds.
In offering theso bonds to tho holders
of voting trust certificates, ? President
Barr, in his circular of January 0, 1901,
made the following statement;
"A contract has been entered into with
Blair & Co., members of which firm aro
directors and voting trustees, Thomas F.
Ryan and T. Jefferson Coolldge, Jr., di?
rectora and voting trustees, therein re?
ferred to as bankers, whereby they agree
.to organize a syndlcato tn agree to take
all of said $5,0110,000 of bonds, when au?
thorized, that shall not he subscribed for
by the certificato holders, receiving In
consideration therefor "with vsuch bonds
voting trust certificates at ?1)? sanie rato
at which tho subscribing Voting trust
certificate holders ara to re?oive them,
viz., with each ono thousand dollar bond,
a voting trust? certificate for nine shares
of preferred and sixteen shares, of com?
mon stock. The contract provides that a
commission of five por cent, In cash on
said.$5,000.000 of bonds shall bo paid to
the syndicate for entering Into the syn?
dicate agreement (the. bankers agreeing
to raalro no charge ugnlnst the railway
for services In organizing the syndicate);
that voting trust certificate holders, stock?
holder arid directors may become mwn?
ber's of 'the syndicate, and that the bank
era may receive as compensation for man?
aging the syndicate such portions of the
commission, securities or profits of the
syndicate as t?e syndicate may agree.
The privilege offered to the stockhold?
ers was availed of to the extent of about
$2,500,000, the remainder of (,the bonds
being taken by the syndicate.' This loan ;
of $5,000,000 will not mature until March
1, 1907. by which time It has been confi?
dently expected that the net earnings of
the System. Including the Birmingham
Extonslon, would amply provide 'for Its
payment.
It Is naturally a great ?urorlse?nd dis?
appointment to the stockholders to hear
now that another loan must be negotiated
to ' moot pressing demands ot which, no
mention was made -when $5,000,000 of new
bonds were .Issued on tho. 1st of March,
1904, only three months since.
The Seaboard ? Ir Line Railway, ns
how constituted, was opened for busi?
ness In June 1900, and the results of
operation of 2,592 miles for the year end?
ing June 30, 1901, were as follows:
Gross Earnings....$10,426.379.79
Operating Expenses. 7.401.42?.09
Not Earnings .*.....$ 3,024,858,70
Other.Income ,. 20,502.90
Total Income '..'..'.$ 3.045,36l760
Interest, Taxes, etc ......... 3,792,685.13
Surplus Income..$ 252,676.47
The results of operation for the next
two years were as follows;
1902 1903
Miles operated ..2,604...2,607
Gross -tBarn
Ings .;.;..... :$11.068,478.29; ??12,166,928.25,
Operating Ex.- ?
^penses_ 7,329,799^72 ' 8.441,095.83
Net Earnings...? 3,73*87678.67' $ 3,716,832.42
Other Income.._59,852.70 110,031.82
Total Income...S 3.79^,531.2*7 $3,825,864724
Iuterest, Tax?
es, etc... 3.032,699.39 ' 8,075,432.64
Surplus In- 7 ~
come1..? 765,831.58 750,431.60
The gross'earnings, for eleven months
ot tire current fiscal year were $11,720,114,
or only $436,814 loss than for the twelve
months ended June 30, 1903, but the net
earnings for the eleven months were
$2.870,914. or $835,918 less than for. the
fiscal year 1903. In other words, the
operating expenses were 69.44 per cent,
of gross earnings for twelve months prior
to July 1,. 1903, and 76.43 per cent, for
eleven 'months since July 1, 1903, during
a period of financial stress when tho neces?
sity for economical operation of railways
was generally recognized.? '
Cost of road equipment and properties,
(Continued on ' Seventh Page.)
,-^-.-.-,-_
FOR PRESIDENT
HAMPDEN-SIDNEY
The Name of Mr. William R.
Miller, of Richmond, Is '
Presented.
Thore Is considerable interest being
manifested In Richmond, csi-cclally
among Presbyterians, In tho election of
a new president of Uampdcn-Sidney Col?
lege .?.-?'
A lettor, signed by Dr. Jero YYither
?,????, Dr, J. Cnlvlir Stewart, Judge
Daniel Grlnnan. Messrs. H. A. Gillis, J.
Scott Porrlsh, Samuel A. 'Anderson,
James V. Gordon and J. W. SInton, lias
bcon addressed to the members of tho
loard' of,: trustees of the college, pre?
senting Mr. William R. Miller, of this
city, as a gentleman eminently quali?
fied for the position. ;
It is'believed that the board will en?
deavor to secure a man of approved busi?
ness arid administrative ability to con?
duct the affairs, of tho Institution. Mr.
Miller's friends point to his wisdom, en
1 rgy and success as proctor of the TJnl?
versity College of Medicine for a num?
ber of years past as the highest guaran?
tee of his ability, to do an equally ??
lectivo work at Hampden-Sidney,
STANDING OUTING TOURS
CONTEST,
SATURDAY/JULY 9.
66 Entries. Total Vote, 116,755
M-IS3 Maude Grlzzard,
Miss Mattie Drake.....8,321
M'ss Estelle Glover, ?
Miss Rosalie Ford.....,.?.,.6,833
Miss Mary Hester, ;
Miss ..Rosa.""Hexter. ;...'.. 6,140
Mise Zelma Rackett,
Misa Margaret Rackett......,.6,237
Mis? Helen' East,
M-lsa Pauline L'leaa..5,965.
Miss Salile A. Marks,. ' '
Miss Lucile Spratley.l..,'6,865
Misa Aurella??.Tlmberlake,
Mrs.'? F. M. Tlmb?rl??je........'?..'..-. 5,292"
Miss Daley. Garthrlgnt, .
Misa Mabel-Garthrlght....1... 5,123'
Miss Salila Bldgo-od,
Miss Katherine Verser_...,,....4,942
Miss Alice Snodo rass,
Misa- Julia- Wright....'4,826
Miss Ola E, Melton, v .;.';
Miss Sadie A, Kerns..", 4,701
Miss Ella Mullen,
Miss Marie W. Mullen.;.4,409
Miss Ruth Brlel, . ' I
Mlss Bessie Walters.4,281 \
Miss Ivy Beai,
Miss Bessie Beai... 4,012
Miss Hannah' Martin,
Miss Minnie Wilhelm. 4,005
Miss' Juliette Perry,
MJ?s Leba Morrl?..., 3,547
Miss .Leila Roach, . ?.-; -
Miss Dora' Milt*:?......;_......... 3,244
M-Iss Carrie Vaughan,. ? >'
Miss Eugenie Coghl.l'................^2,864?
Miss Nannie S?undera,
Miss Agnes Gullck........ 2,624
Miss Minnie King,
Miss Lalle Reynolds.2,288,
M'se Kate Smith, . ;.
Miss Annie Smith... ,2'f.j..,'. 2,155
.Miss Dora Berry, 4 ' ?-'?
Miss Eva Spears'. ...,.. 2,119
Mlaa. Mv'.W, Sw?nrt,
Miss F. A. Swann. 1,552
Miss Clara Deady,
Miss Celeste Deady.......... 1,383
Miss Louise Budd, ??&.??.':
Miss Eula Atkins.... 1,364
Miss Katherine Cobean,
Miss Alberto Wright,..... 1,377
Miss Eva G. Krug,
Miss Male Tenser. 1,283
Miss Ora Reyn'olda,
Miss Carrie Shepperson. 1,100
Miss Eva Qulnn, *
Miss Mary A. Sullivan... 1,088
Miss Mary Moore, ?',
Miss Helen Martin..-V........... 1,041
Miss Dora Joyner,.
Miss Fannie Edwards. 984
M-Iss Mary P. Owens,
Miss Mary Garthrlght....... 960
Miss E. P. Edmunds,
Miss E. G. Friend...... 931
Mise Viola Minor,
Miss Jane Minor. 915
Miss M. E. Davidson,
Miss Lillian Omohundro. 857
M-Iss Lulah Ruffln,
Miss Annie Earp.....',. 844
Miss Louise Kessnlck,
Miss Careta Kessnlck....'., 815
Miss Mamie Epps,
Miss Lillian Epps. 786
Miss Cenia Schaff,
Miss Irene Robinson.... 770
Miss Nellie A. Delaplane, ?
Miss Marie M-onarch,. 746
Miss Ruby Kelnlngham,
Miss-Helen Kelnlngham. 679
Miss Alice Fora,
Miss.Amy Tlmberlake.. 579
Miss Sadye Wagner,
Miss Annie Allen. ?549
Miss Lucy Frosst,.
Mlss Clara Forrst. 404
Miss. Janle Rogers,
M-Iss Anna Bell Rogers. 397
Miss.Carrie Todd,
Miss Anni? Bray.. ? 329
Miss Bertle Davis,'
Miss Eva Wrenn... 287
Miss Nina Wells, '
Miss Annie Lumpklns.., 250
Miss Rosa Trexler,
Miss Inez Clarkson. 184
Miss Alice Noble,
Miss Alma Schadd. 182
Miss Mayme Thaxton,
Miss Sarile Thaxton.',. 175
Miss Elizabeth Evans, .
Miss Annie Evans..,. 133
Mies' Alma King,
Mies Grade King.. 132
Mis? Madeline Winkers,
Miss Ctlssy Keck. 92
Mise Nellie Hogarth,
MleeJ.uby Prlddy....'.,. 61
Mise ,Adel Ogllvle,
Mise .Lillian Brown.....'..'.. 30
Miss Sadie .Guy, % .
"?Ml?? Magale 'Wyche..... 27
Ml??'Beesle Morlng,
?Mlse'Car+l? Morlng..,.../?'..'.'.'.. 26
, MI??'Mary Costello, . /
Mis? Nora Fltzpatrlck.... 20
M les Sadie Kessler,
M l??: E va Lumsdan'.'.....'.......... 9
MIse'Manle .M?llen,
Mies Nelly Bowles.._. 3
????.?. MrRobbln?, , ?
MlssvPlppens..t.. 3
MiM-EVa.?-???? y' '?
Mua- Rlhky "Knlght.
Misa'Alfca.Carlton,
M Iss Celeste Carlton.
MIssi'Mery Hudglns, -V,
Miss Bertie? Redford....... .""?'.'.''.'
Mise'. Otey .Minor, >
M les ' Matt le Rose...............
MUSTN'T INTERFERE
WITH SALE OF SWEETS
Judge Grlnnan, tn the Chancery Court,
yesterday granted an Injunction restrain?
ing- , J." II. NolteN Arthur Havens,, C, J.
B. Hare,? F. K. Woodson and C. E. Mc?
Ewen from enforcing the rules and regu?
lations of the Richmond and Manchester
Jobbing Confectioners' Association, or ??G
any V?y Interfering with R. H. H?rdesty
Company,: or R. E. Craig, in case they
sold candy or.other ..confections to John
H. Jones, the complainant. :.?.''.',
The plaintiff ' was required/J.o give a
bond for^ ?2?p, and the Injunction now
stands until .It Is dissolved on motion of
the defendant"). Mr. William U Royall
?represented; the complainant.
BOAT GAPSIZED AND
THREE ARE DROWNED
? (By Associated Press.) ?
??G VVEST, .FI/?.. July 9.?Captain
Pock, ^'of ihe. United States collier*'Mao,
with his wife and daughter, while out
sailing in,(Tortugas ;, harbor Jfla a small
boat, were capsized and all were.drowned.
Their bodies'have heerit recovered. Tho
tug Osce?la left here for Tortugas with
an' undertaker ? to bring the ? bodies to
Key. West.-' ?? ,.(?'.?.?', :"<
THE ANNIVERSARY
OF THE OLD FIRST
It Is to be Held on the
.r&ghtecnth of This '' ?'
"' ' ? Montli.
The forty-third anniversary ??,???? eld
First Virginia Regiment will talco placo
on the 18th of this month. During Uno
past year'many of the veterans havu
passed ?iway.. The ranks are? sadly
thinning.
The' .deaths? ns reported, are as fol?
lows for the past year: Color Sergeant J.
C. Jennings,.-'Miieicl?n John, Illlg, Ser?
geant R. H. Norvell, Sergca'tit Thomas
YV. T?tiy; Ordnance Sergeant O. I.,. .Iliinke,
Corporal 1J? Vf. Foncrow,. R. F. Ilook
nian," Colonel It. F.. Morris, Drummor. II.
I. Sojomons and Frederick I^autorbach.
NEGRO LYNCHED FOR
INSULTING WHITE WOMAN
." (By Associated Press.)
COLUMBUS. MISS., July 0.-? l?our?
l?.an, mimo unknown, has botn l?nolicil
ni a?p??|(.Ala., for making Insulting
proposais *?? two white women. The
negro was taken from Jail at Oordo by
a mob and hanged.
SEVENTEEN
INJURED
One , Hundred Passengers
, Rai 1 road Wreck Near'
Raleigh.? '"
DOWN AN EMBANKMENT
The Wreck Due to Spreading of
-the Rails, and the Engine Did
Not, Leave the Track.
(Special to The Tlm'ss-Dlspatch.)
RAHBIG-H, M*. C, July O.-Seventeen
people were Injured at 11 o'clock this
morning; in a wreck on the Raloigh and
Capo Fear Railroad just outside'the city
limits. The train consisted of two pas?
senger, coaches aad an engine, and there
were; upwards-of a hundred passengers,
people from .the -Lilllngtoh ,f\nd Fuquay
Springs secUoris criming' to-Raleigh 'for
Satu&iay shopping;.
The front car jumped the track, ran
fifty feet on the cross ties, nnd then
tumbled down the twenty-foot embank?
ment, making two revolutions, and land?
ing right "Bide up minus trucks. The rear
car was pulled across the track and ex?
tended, its length down the embankment.
All the Injured were In the front car
that turned over. The engine did not
leave', the track.
B. .E.? ?t?ey ,a prosperous farmer of
Middle Creek,township, was,the most se?
riously'.-Injured, haying a , bad. out on
the head and severe bruises ivbout the
body; . , ., r r (
The,wreck was, due to the spreading of
the ralle.; ;The eectlonmaster's hand - car
Jumped' tho track In tho' same placo
earlier In the day. '
AN ELOPEMENT
IS BROKEN UP
(Spoetai, to The Times-Dispatch.)
. SUFFOLK, VA., July n.-A premature
leaking out of tholr. plans yesterday
caused the Indefinite postponement of an,
ol?poment f rom tho neighborhood ? of
Wlmleyvi.lo, Va.
It had been arranged between Miss
Martha Ttarrell, daughter of Joshua B.
JIarrell, tmd slster^of Dr. D. L?. Harroll,
and George HayfS, that tliej? would ????
away to North Carolina and get wedded
Into ono. The details of their going haVo
not been mado public as yet, R. Prank
Rodgei-s, who lives neat- thero, Hald to?
day It was reported that tho bridegroom
limi offered u friend iffi to help him get
the girl- ...
Anyhow, tho old folks got vrtso a few
hours-in advance, and broke up tho ro?
maneo. . ? ? ? .
Miss Harroll Is said to bo only fifteen
or sixteen years of ago. Sho confessed
to her fulhor when he had broken up
their scherno thnt sho and Oeorgo had
piunncrt to run away. . ,
STANDARD OIL COMPANY -
MAKES ANOTHER CUT
(By Associated Press.)
PITTSBURG-, PA., July O.-Anotiier cut
ot ? cents in'the price ot all grades of
oil was mudo io-'day by itho Standard
Oil Compimj'? The quotations follow:,
Pennsylvania, 152; Tlonn, lti7; Corning,
13?; Nowciistlo, 139; North Urna, l(W;
SouthLima, 98; 'Indiana, 98; Somerset, 97;
Ragland, 61.
LARGEST
SUCH PLANT
IN_WORLD
Richmond Cedar Works a
Mammoth Enterprise,
GROWN UP FROM A
SMALL BEGINNING
Was. Started by, Mr. Parrisfi
Some Years Ago in the Old .<
Libby Prison Building.
COVERS TWELVE ACRES,
EMPLOYS TWO THOUSAND!
Few People Are Aware That
There Is Such a Vast Es?
tablishment of the Kind
Here?The Equip
? ment and the
Output
What le Richmond doing? Visitare t?
the great World's Fair, now In progrese
at St Louis, will learn that Ure largeett
manufactory of woodware In the.wor?dj
I.s located lu Richmond. A good many;
Virginia people and a number of Rich
moud people would In all probability get
their first notice of this Interesting infor?
mation toy their visit to St. Louis if they;
don't get it first 1 ? the few lines and
remarks that shall here follow. The
Richmond Cedar. Works, the mammoth
establishment to which refernce Is here
made, employs In all various departments.'
something" near.2,000 men. With a plant
In Richmond covering twelve acres ot
land and with forest ' lands, in Virginia,
and North Carolina; covering; ?S?0.000* acre?,
with saw-mills, provate, railway track?,??.
tug boats, barges and ships to plow
tho waters o? Hampton Roads and th*
James, tho Richmond Cedar Works ? is
conducting tho biggest wooden^varo man?
ufacturing business, in the round, round'
world. This seerns?to? he a rather broad
statement,, but the .facts-and-'figur?e here?
inafter, aet forth, as the lawyers would
Bay, will .-prove tho'.?"correctness, of > the.'
asserUon.
?Commenced in Small Way.
The Richmond Cedar Works,. which !?
now such an imm?nse "establishment,
commenced business in a very small way
in the year 1869.' Its first? place of busi?
ness was tho old LifTby Prison building,
familiar to the older . citizens; of Rich?
mond. The business was commenced by
the ' late William ?. P?rrlsh; It com?
menced in a. small way',? 'a very small
way, for Mr,'Parrlsh had only'for his
stock In vtrade and capital, a marked
Intelligence anil an unflinching zeal, to?
gether with that character ot Industry
?which knows no such wOrd as fail. Un?
der his management and the Influence
of his energy-, the business mado won?
derful strides, arid in three years from
Its start In, the old Ltbby Prison building,'
Mr, Parrlsh found that ho must needs
have more room and more power. Wa?
ter power then moved everything that
was movable In Richmond, and here?
abouts, and he had to seek water power.
Accordingly, In 1872, /the1 establishment
was moved to Manchester, where th?
business made considerable growth and
?was branching out lauto all sections and
establishing a reputa-tiort throughout tho
Southern country, when. In? 1884, a fire
destroyed the entire plant.
Moved to Richmond.
In the early part of the summer of that
jear Mr, Purrlsh and his sone purchased
a large tract of land In Henrico county
just on the edgri of Richmond, or more
properly speaking, In the suburbs of Ful?
ton. This : tract hnd tho Chesapeake and
Ohio Railway on ono side and the James
River ori the otlier. As soon as the neces?
sary; b.uildings could be erected and the^
necessary machinery put In operation, th? '
Richmond Cedar Work's resumed business
nt this stand, It bolng the first move?
ment of ma ? ufa et u ring Interests In tho
eastern part of Richmond.
Big Pay Rolls.
Tho plant, of course, grew? from that
time, until at present if-covers twelve
ncres, This establishment employes rog
ularly 1,000 people in Richmond and about
700 .names figuro on tho pay roll of their
Norfolk branch, which attends to. get?
ting out timber for the Richmond plapt.
In addition to this largo number, of em?
ployes, high-priced men aro employed In
their offices lit New* Tork. Philadelphia,
Baltimore and Chicago. All of these run
tho pay roll list up to some/where In th?
neighborhood of 2,000 men.
Their Timber Lands.
The Richmond Cedar Works now own
about 300,000 acres of tlmher lands, mainly
In A'irginla, but partly In North Carolina.
Thoso lands produce principally the Vir?
ginia white cedar, and are situated In
MATTERS OF PUBLIC INTEREST REFLECTED THROUGH THE CARTOONISTS GLASSES

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