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FOR MANUFACTURING, BUSINESS AND RESIDENCE PURPOSES AT
At the Junction of Virginian and Seaboard Air Line Railways
For ten days, beginning next Monday, September 5th; the owners of large properties at Alberta, Va., will be on the ground prepared to give away, absolutely without
cost, eligible lots for manufacturing or other business sites; for all public purposes and for residences, to people who desire and are prepared to utilize them within a reason?
able space of time. Correspondence and personal interviews solicited.
Alberta has already been surveyed and laid off for wide macadamized streets and granolithic sidewalks. There is an abundant water supply, healthful climate, good
roads, good schools and churches. It is in the midst of Virginia's finest hardwood timber section and is surrounded by a back country famous for Tobacco, Grain, Grazing
Lands, and Peanuts. , ;;._
To manufacturers Alberta offers a site close to raw material, cheap cost of living, abundant water supply, excellent freight facilities and rates, ample side trackage for
woodworking and other plants.
HON. E. P. BUFORD,
Editor, THE BRUNSWICK GAZETTE, says:
"Mr. Barrow is a man of the highest integrity, and we believe that
persons dealing with him may do so with entire confidence that all
of the terms of his advertisement will be faithfully carried out."
Address all Communications to
CHAS. A. BARROW,
A MODERN OPPORTUNITY FOR MEN OF PROGRESS
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Crozet yesterday, and 1 was told that
nt least a thousand people were ex?
pected to attend. One will be ln ses?
slon at Covesvllle to-morrow, and u
will be attended by quite as many as
that at Crozet. Instructora from the
far-away Hood Rlver country ln Ore
gon aro employed ln these instltutes
to tell our people how these uregon
frult-growerc pack their goods "so
nlcely and so successfully.
I have been reauing after one of
tnese Hood Rlver ieiiows, John _?.
Custner. and be tells me that one or
the most jjr.port.ant factors of the
ipple lndustry out ln hia country, 11
not th. mo3t lmportant, is the pack,
For In thls day the apple buyers anu ,
;ons>umers of the world are demand- I
'.ug that tho fruit be put up ln num
.'-?r one shape. That ls, that the rrult
be graded and packed so they get
what they pay for.
An Erpert'n VIe?-a.
Mr. Castner wrltes:
"When 1 say ihat tne pack should
bo considered flrst, I mean that no
matter how fine a grade of fruit we
have, ur.Iess the pack be what it
should the fruit ln the rougn handllng
and long dlstance lt ls shlpped, wUl
not be in flrst-class condltion when
lt ls placed on the market. The ono
thing we should do ls to try and lm?
prove the methods of packing, instead
.of leavlng it as lt is, for this is an
era of advancement. There should be
some pressure brought to bear on the
grower as well as the packer to im
prove the grade of fruit and pack.
'For by our frults we are known.'
There seems to be an Incllnatlon aal
over the Northwest to lmprove the
method of packing the apple, as tiie
National Apple _..ow at Spokane
p.oved to those who attended that it
does not pay to put poor fruit on
exhibitlon. Of course, we of dlfferent
dlstrlcts have dlfferent ideas and
methods of packing our fruit, but the
muln thing is to have a good pack and
number one fruit in the box if wa
expect to get the top prlce. The ques?
tion arise8: How are we to lmprove
our system of packing and keep.up to
standard? WIU tho growers them
selves take the responsibility and see
that lt is done right, or leave it al]
to the packers?
G-ttluic Down to Bualneaa.
The trouble so far has been that the
responsibility has all lald wlth the
paokers, the growers not seeming- to
know what should g0 as number one
fruit. The grower shouJU. by all
means, besldes knowlng how to raise
the fruit, educate himself to the meth?
ods of packing lt. It would ,be one
of the most lmportant lossons he could
learn ln the great apple-growing ln?
dustry. The styla of packing has
changed wonderfully ln the last few
years. The old-style pack of stralght
four-tier, and. m fact, all stralght
packs, are giving way to the dlagonal
pack, which seems to give better satis
faction in shlpplng, as tho fruit does
not bruise so easily. with the oid
Btyle stralght pack, where one annle
rests entlrely on the one below lt if
the pack is the least blt high when
the oover is put on every apple wlll
be more or less bruised, while with
the improved methods 0f the dlagonal
pack not one apple rests on another,
but cushlons in between the four ap?
ples below. so the loss from brulses
from the last named pack is small
compared wlth the other. Growers o*
?Hood River use tw0 styles of boxes
for thelr apples, the standard and the
special, and by so dolng are able to
work most of thelr apples in tho
dlagonal pack, and i think the tlme
is coming when the stralght pack will
? be abandoned entlrely," ? * *
No More Ilarrela For No. 1,
It will ba observed that Mr. Castner
speaks altogether of "boxes" and box
packing, and nowhere mentions bar?
rels. I did not know it before, but he
informs mo that the apple growers ot
the Paciflo coaBl; never, nowadays
pack any.No. 1 apples ln barrels, ex?
perience havlng sh own that box pack?
ing is better, and is really oheaper tn
as much as the goods are more eoo
nomically handled. I understand that
the experts who are now holdlng ln
Btitutes ln the Virginia orchurds are
adyoeating box packing altogether,
and teaching only that method. Bar?
rels do all rlght for second and thirdr
class frults, but not for No. l apples,
so,say the experts. Well, lf there ls
anything new to bo learned about
-packiner or anything else ln conneo
tlon wlth 'the apple lndustry the Vlr?
glnla apple'-growers ought t0 know
it, and what is more, they are goina
'to know all about it before they _0t
BOX PACKING FOR APPLES
Modern Way ot Packing Applea.
The Qulck Pack DUtrlbut.r.
:hrough wlth their schools an. their
Rlchmond Aa a_ Apple Market.'
Several apple-growers up ln Albe
narle county, two at least, asked me
he other day why Richmond was not
i great apple market and apple-storing
tnd dlstributln'g centre, a place where
ill of the Virglnia apple crop may b?
sent and stored and sold from her*
hroughout the country and ln foreign
ands. I told him lt was Just that
:hlng, and at the time I thought 1|
vas, and lt Js, too, to a certaln extent
rhe fact is that Virglnia apples are so
popular ln the North and elsewhere
;hat blg buyers rush to Virglnia ln
,he early season and buy out the
irchardlsts before the frult ls eveq
The orchards 'are to-day full ol
hese fellows looking at the frult on
he -trees and bargalnlng for it. 1
feard the* other day that the brchard
sts are holding stlff for more money
han the early buyers have offered,
md in consequence rather few big
leals havo yet been made.
However, these New York" fellows do
lot buy all of the Virglnia-apples ln
his way. and, Rlohoiond commission
nerohantB handle _ great many of
hem, disposng oi them n the South
>rn States and in European markets.
)ne dealer showed me conslderablo
irders on his-desk only yesterday from
)enmark. England and Germany.
Rlchmond has common storage for
00,000. barrels of apples, that ls, stor
.ge room for that many apples that
teed not be held longer than. three
nohths. It has cold storage capaclty
or 60,000 barrels, and .11 of thls ca
laelty is utiMzed every year. As the
rchards in the State lncrease and the
iroductlon Is enlarged thero will be
?rovlded more storage room, and all
f the facilltles for handllng immense
pple crops will be Increased as there ls
erriand for them. Indeed, Richmond ls
? great apple market and frult dis
ributlng polnt. and in time it will be
muoh greater one. Perhaps the
gnorance of these facts on tho part'
f the orchardists I saw is due targely
o the fact that the Rlchmond commls
lon merchants who hundle apples and
thor things do too little advertlslng.
'he apple Industry In Virglnia has
eached mammatli proportlons,. and It
s growlng larger and larger every
ear, and Rlchmond should by all
neans be the dlstributlng polnt tor
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drled, ordered and prepared for rtianu
facture lnto the smokers. The third
floor is fllled wlth stock on one part
and on the other part ls the ma?
chinery whlch doea the cuttlng and
screenlng of the tobacco, and yet an?
other part of thls floor is utlllzed as
a caslng and shlpplng room.
The second floor ls a bee-hive of
busy workmen' and working women.
for. here ls where the many wheels of
many machines are whlrllng around,
and where 275 to 300 people are maK
tng those machines turn out cheroots
and clgars that are being sold In
thlrty-two States of thls great Unlon,
from ocean to ocean and from Canada
to tho Gulf, even ln the State ot ii'Vor
The factory which started flve years
ago wlth only a half-dozen glrls roll
Ing clgarettes by hand ls now equlpped
wJth thousands oi dollars' worth of
modern machinery and employs several
hundred people to run tho machines
and do the hand-rolllng necessary to
keep up wlth orders that come from
all over the Unlted States. Thls ma?
chinery conslsts 'of strlppers, cutters.
soreens, blowers, bunohers and, in
deed, all of the machinery that inven
tlve genius has been able to bring to
the ald of tho clga.r and. cheroot
manufacturer, and it is ln . thls well
aqulpped and well managed; factory
that the famous Green Turtle clgara
ind Gordon cheroots are mado, aivl
It ls here also that the new brand ot
:lgars known as the Verbosa ls made
by hand, and the clgars and cheroots
ire being made at' the rate of from
125.000 to 150.000 per day, and being
shlpped as fast as made.
The offloers of the company are J,
3tanford Hutcheson, presldent and
treasurer; C. E. Johnson, vlce-presl
lent and secretary, and these, wlth
Dscar Hudgtns, John A. Hutcheson and
_.? H. Ktrk,; oompose the board of di?
rectors, and their good work ln thu
short space of flve years ln bulldt?_
up suoh a bus-lness shown what wlde
iwake men can do ln thls great town
of Riohmpnd whlle some other peopla
The Small Box Pack
r ?,.-;.'..?*?-" ? '?"'i'i?^
?f Wi,,*""?-? ?-??"?'?'??'-??'.*? ??-?.-".i-i
The Apple Box Preaa.
are slttlng around and wondering what
is the matter with Richmond any
The Thln_r to Do.
One thing that is the matter wlth
RIehmond is that half the people do
not know and do not- tj-y to flnd out
what the other half are >doing. -a
that one-half don't want to do a llttle
stlrrlng on its own account lt mlghi
at least help the other half do even
greater things by boosting them, theit
enterprise and the things they make.
and by talklng up big Richmond a_.
every good thing that big Richmond
makes, and by cuttlng out that ever
lasting knocking of Richmond and
Richmond products. It is certainly iiot
to any clty's credlt that when a go"od
thing is made in that clty, be lt a
steam englne, a plo.w, a patent medi
clne, a paper bag, a clgar or a cheroot,
or anything else that has merlt, tite
maker has to go elsewhere to flnd
frlends and to flnd a market It ls truo
that there is no big manufacturing
establishment ln Richmond that could
depend alone nn Richmond or Vlrglnla
paironage for a llvlng and for com?
plete prosperlty, but Richmond con
sumers and Richmond sellers and dls
tributors ought ln all common . sense
and for the good of Richmond to glve
preference to RIchmond-mado goods,
no matter what tney are, lf they have
merlt and are as good as can be and
as are. being made ln other clties.
Every factory in Richmond, be it a(
tobacco factory, a nall factory, a stove
factory, a box factory, a. shoe factory,
a flour-making factory, a clgar factory
or any other kind of factory. must
have payrolls, and the larger tho bet?
ter for tho city, for the ? wages the
employes draw are spent in Rlqhmond.
Hence, to a greater, or less extent
every cltlzen is a partner ln every fac?
tory ln the town and a sharer ln the
proflts. It follows, therefore, as clear
ly as the day follows the nlght that
lt ls to the Interest of every consurner
and every dealor to glve Rlchfnond
.rnade goods of whatever charaeter the
preference, for be lt understood that
home popularlty for any article that
ls made under the sun ls of Itself o.
good advertlsement for such goods
away from home. Rlchmond-made
goods may be sold ln every State of
the country, and all over the civlUzed
world. and they aro, toq, but at the
aame tlme Richmond ought to be the
best and most rellable market ln. the
world for Its own home products. If
thls splrlt prevalled to an extent that
would amount to loyal prlde and proud
loyalty there would be more young
men llke thls Gordon Clgar and
Cheroot Company gang to embark lu
business of a manufacturing'kind and
to help make the name of Richmond
great at home ana known ln every
nook and corner of the country. Rich?
mond needs more of that kind of
loyalty. It needs lt more than any
Be True to Tbyaelf.
f Yes, lf the whole ,town and the
whole State were brlstllng wlth that
kind of clty prlde and State prlde and
loyalty there would be'less of tho talk
that ls sometimes heard to tho effeot
that nobody ha.B a ohance nowadaya
to do buslness unless they are ln the
trust or have an alllance wlth some
kind of an imaglnary all-powerful
oomblne. The young men I have bean
talklng about were not suared off
thelr feet by. the. horrid word "truat."
They knew there was such a thlng, so
called, and they knew of the dlmen
slons of its business, but they were
not afrald of lt, for full Well they
knew that energy, hustle, good goods
and up-to-date business methods would
tell ln the 'end, trusts or no trusts.
There are lots of young men like these
in Rlchmond and ready to come to
Rlchmond tD do business In any and
all llpes whenever they can feel as
sured that Rlchmond ls loyal to her
seif and her own interests, and so loyal
that all the peoplo will holp ln all
legltimate ways. One way of helplng
is to let Rlchmond be Rlchmond's most
loyal customer for Rlchmond-made
THE STATE FAIR
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to stimulate the ambltlon and energy
of the rlslng generatlon of Virglnia
f_rmere, the_i_ana^e.rrje'rit of the. fajr
Offers thls ye"ar _Jjbys_ gorn cluW sp[e
eiaV&f $188 in twehty^puf.-Tcash prizes,
There are elght classes ln thls speclal,
four each for whlte corn and yellow
corn, slngle ear, flve ears, ten ears
and twenty ears, wlth flrst premium of
$25 for twenty ears of whlte corn, an'd
of $12.60 for twenty ears of yellow
corn. Other flrst premlums for whlte
corn are $15 for ten ears, $10 for flve
ears and $5 for slngle ear? for yellow
corn, $7.50 for ten ears, $5 for flve
ears, and $2,50 for slngle ear.
Slnce the last State Falr boys* corn
clubs have been organlzed all over
the State, and the exhibits -ln thls
class will be of special interest.
Educational Value of Exhlblta.
The corn exhibit thls year will have
the most promlnent place 4n the farm
products ^bulldlng. i -ir the first tlme
since the organlzatlon of the Virglnia
State Fair Assoclation an entlre bulld?
lng ls devoted to the exhibits of farm
products and special attention will /be
glven to the effectlve arrangement ot
exhibits ln this department, making
thls exhlbltion pre-erri}nently the Vir?
ginia farmers" falr.
The llbcrallty of the management in
the matter of cash premlums and ln
the excellent provlslon made for the
care of exhibits ls an lncentive to the
farmers ln all parts of the State to
make the exhibits at Rlchmond thls
year truly representative of the agri?
cultural progress in the old Dominion,
and especially of the- achlevement ln
the cultlvatlon of corn, ln whlch Vir?
ginia is rapldly coming to the front
In this respect the educational value
of the corn exhibits command speclal
There are no entry fees ln the farm
products department, and no ch-rge
for space occupled by exhibits. All
entrles must be ln by Saturday, Sep
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Good every where. Saves trouble. Don't have to be identified.
We sell them.
Planters Natienal Bank,
.ui i' i ii t~""~TT*
:ember 17, when the books of entry
iru closed ln tho. ofllce of the ?lr
>tate;Fa!r Association, Mutual Bulld
ng. Richmond. Entrles are now com
hg In, and there ls stlll tlme to obtaln
iiitry blanHs and premlum lists by
endlng a postal card to Marlt R.
/loyd, general manager. 3 ' Mutual
Exhlbltsln the corn classes must be
n place ready for Inspectlon by 5 _v*
I. September 29. Duly entered exhlblts
CAPITOL SAVINGS BANK
THE BANK THAT PAYS 4%
*%on $1,000.00 for one year ls.'..,-,..JfifiM
3% on $1,000.00 for one year ls.'??????..$30.00
DIFFERENCE OF 33*f%.
Is thc difference worth saving? We want your businoss, ond give you
first-class facilities, with absolute safety. Accounts from $1.00 up gladly
rcceived. Assets over $700,000.00.
CAPIlOL SAVINGS BANK,' 907 E Main SL, Richmond, V*.
/OFFICERS?Jno. Garland Pollard, president; Jona*han Bryan, vic*
president; Ro. -_I. Kent, Jr., casjrier^ H. G. Proctor, assistant caahier.. , -,
DlRKCTOflSH-Jno. Bagby;i Jb~ratthgn Bryan, GHtci-Fairbank, Ai -t
. Holladay, Rp#bt. Lecky..Jr,, Jno;: Gartemd Pollar_j; ?:*.;_*,_:_,?,%__
Rallroads, Steanuhip Lincs. Hotels, Etc, throughout the world honor
and accept the "A. B, A." TRAVELERS' CHEQUES. Very easy
to negotiate, because Self-identifying. Not available to finder or
thief, in case of loss or theft. Convenlent denominatioru,
Take them, on your trlp.
American National Bank
i Richmond, Va.
may be forwarded by. express of
frelght (prepald). address to Mark R.
Lloyd, General Manager, State Falr ot
Vlrglnla, Richmond, and wIU b* taken
to the grounds and placed on exhlbt
tlon, provided that notlce in writing
ls given the general manager and ex
blblts arrlve ln Richmond on or be?
foro Wednesday, September 28, other
wlse same must be dellverjed by
hlbltor at Falr Grounds.