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IS REAL EDUCATION
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voll, tho special Instructor In the me?
It In hoped that IIiIh new feature
of the Highland Springs High School
will be but u forerunner of similar
plants to be established In other high
schools of tho county and the Stato
through tho generosity and co-opera
tlon of other Industrial plants of Rich?
mond und other cities ami towns.
The shop Is located In the old wooden
building, formerly the school before
the new building was erected three
Tho girls' department has not been
neglected in this new and splendid de?
parture and enlargement of public
bchool education, and a school of cook?
ing and sewing and housekeeping und
all that kind of thing has heen Insti?
tuted, and that department Is one of
thp finest demonstrations the school
makes, and it has become a part of
the curriculum of the Highland Springs
School, and become so. too, without In?
terfering In any way with the usual
literary school course. It Is what the
French arid the Spanish folks In New
Orleans would pull "lagnlappc,"' that
Is, so much thrown in extra, for those
who want to learn something extra,
filvc it a Xante,
A friend at my elbow, and it goes
t.itliotit saying that he Is an enthus?
iasts '?llunnoruckerlte." suggests that
all of these good and new things In |
the now school curriculum should go ;
down In history as the "New llonrtco
Plan." a plan that could he profitably
copied, and, perhaps, win be copied
by many if not all the schools In the
S'a I*- and may spread to other
I dB re say he Is right, for right well
do I remember thnt n plan for better
Industrial school work, for the negroes
was started In Henrlco county several
yearn ago. This plan was copied In
many counties In Virginia where the
nc^ro problem was a great considera?
tion and It spre.nl to other States, and
to this good day It Is known as the
"Henrlco Plan." Why should we not
rail this newer and better nnd larger
thing tho "New Henrlco Plan." or
mnybc 'twere bettor to name It the
"New Virginia Pinn." for surely this
Industrial and mechanical Idea inau?
gurated Inio the local public school ,
t-ystem by the help of sue), mnentflcent '
Industrial enterprises as the Locomo
Deposit Your Dividend Money
In Our Savings Department
We'll pay you three percent, on it, with interest com?
puted every six months.
You'll be making pood resolutions to-day?why not
make one that will bring nothing but contentment and
happiness with it.
Resolve to make systematic weekly or monthly de?
posits in the Commonwealth Rank Savings Department.
Branch banks at convenient places throughout the city'
12 North Ninth Street.
4 East Broad Street.
Twenty-fifth and Broad Streets.
3914 Williamsburg Avenue.
The strength of this bank, evidenced by Capital and
Surplus of $2,000,000.00 and Resources of over $10,
000,000.00, recommends it to you as a safe depository.
has secured a large and growing number of'deposi?
tors, demonstrating its ability to take care of the
legitimate requirements of a discriminating public.
FIRST NATIONAL BAI
T. M. Carrington, S. Dabney Crenshaw,
A. H. Christian, Jr., Charles Davenport,
D. O. Davis, G. A. Davenport,
John C. Easley, fno. M. Miller, Jr.,
J. Bi Mosby, Jno. B. Purcell,
T. M. Rutherfoord, E. A. Saunders, Jr.,
F. Sitterding, 1. Stern,
A. D. Williams, Henry W. Wood,
JOHN B. PURCELL.President
JOHN M. MILLER, Jr.,.Vice-Presidcnt and Cashier
FREDERICK E. NO LT I NO.Vice-President
CHAS. R. BURNETT,.Assistant Cashier
J. C. JOPLIN .Assistant Cashier
W. P. SI I ELTON .~....Assistant Cashier
ALEX. F. RVLAND.Assistant Cashier
A Savings Department for the Thirfty
At Home in tVoodland Heights
live Works in Richmond, the cotton
mills of Danville, the Iron works of
many Southwest Virginia towns und
eitles, the trunk fnctorles of Peters?
burg, the various manufactories of
Norfolk, the machine and railway
shops of Roanoke. the.Iron works and
other factories of I-ynchburg, and BO
on and so on. would prove r tremend?
ous asset for Virginia, and It would
solve a whole lot of problems, social,
mechanical, industrial and otherwise.
It is something worth thinking about
and a something that In much more im?
portant than polities and statesman?
ship and all of that sort of rot that
we hear so much about at certain sea?
sons. One of these very seasons
Is coming on apace. Let us consider
these better and more profitable thing."
he fore we get excited over the sena?
torial succession, the guljernatnrlal de?
ines and other matters of politics that
in the i'mal analysis arc utterly worth?
less to the average man who has to
make a living by the sweat of his
brow, that Is, worthless as compared
with the more Important problem of
making bread and meat.
How I< Will Pay.
In this connection It may bo said
that there Is no politics In this High?
land Springs School, nor In Its demon?
The distinctive and characteristic
feature of Its good work Is co-opera?
tion between the Industry and the
school people. Many othor high schools
have industrial departments and ma?
chine shops, but the feature of the
Henrlco County High School machine
ship is that the equipment was given
by an industrial plant of the commun?
ity because It felt that the county
schools could thereby make their
graduates more efficient and thereby
make them better machinists when
they go to work.
It will pay other industries in other
parts of the State to help the public
schools f> entourage industrial educa?
tion. It will help to keep the boys at
home, that they may help to build up
the "id Stale and make It as great
industrially as It Is In other respects.
GROWTH IN VALUE
OF STAPLE CROPS
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been <Tu7te _satIsf actory increases in
wheat and hay.
Many Southern developmental enter?
prises of the past week arc detailed
In this Issue of the Manufacturers'
Hecord. They Include:
Georgia Power Company, Atlanta, Is
] awarding contracts for the develop?
ment of its water power at Tallulah
Kails, near Tallulah, where more than
50,000 horsepower is obtainable for
transmission by electricity. This com?
pany's ultimate plans for developing
various powers are for a total of
101,000 horsepower and an expenditure
Ellison A. .Smyth, of Greenville, S. C
is arranging the organization of a
$1,000,000 corporation to build a mill
of 30,000 spindles and 1,500 looms for
manufacturing a fine grade of cotton
goods not heretofore produced in the
St LfOUls and San Francisco Rail?
road is having plans prepared for the
construction of extensive terminal fa?
cilities at Beaumont. Texas., to include
freight and passenger stations. Prob?
ably a total expenditure of (500,000
will be involved for the site nf twenty
live acres, the buildings, trackage, el
William Wbltmer & Sons, Inc., Phil?
adelphia, purchased 55,000 acres of tlm
I her land in North ^Carolina and control
j of the Tennessee and North Carolina
Railroad, the reported price. being
I J 1,500,0(10. This corporation plans the
development of the properties.
Atlantic Fertilizer Company, Balti?
more, has plans for constructing i
double-decked pier, about i'?n feet long,
and installing new machinery to in?
crease Its factory's annual output from
45.000 to 65,00,1 tons of fertilizer.
Roanoke Gas and Water Company.
Roanoke. Va, will separate Into two
corporations, and the gas. corporation
will expend about $160,000 for gas plant
improvements, including the construc?
tion of a 750,000-foot gas holder,
Smoot Coal Company, Ashland, Ky..
was incorporated with $350,000 capital
stock to develop coal properties.
Der^r Creek Lumber Company, C3ss,
W. Vs., will build and equip a band
sawmill, with a daily capacity of 50,003
feet of lumber, the plant to cost about
The Atlantic Coast Line n.tilway is
understood to be planning a $350,00(
viaduct of steel and concrete construc?
tion at Charleston. S. C, but it has ns
! yet not determined details.
Baker's Creek Coal Company, Driftoh,
Aln., was Incorporated with $135,000
capital stock, to develop coal lands.
Houston Orchards Company, Houston,
Texas, was organized with $260,001)
capital stock to develop 6,500 acres of
land for orchard purposes.
Steiner Brothers. Birmingham, pur?
chased 07.JOO acres of Alabama lands
for $'-'50.000, and will develop for forty
Sibley-Henge Brick and Conl Com?
pany, Birmingham, will build plant
with annual capacity of 12,000,000 com?
mon bricks at Slbleyvillo, Aln.
Chattanooga Coffee and Manufactur?
ing Company, Chattanooga, was organ?
ized with $100,000 to build a plant foi
roasting and blending coffee.
Alabama Marble Company, Sylacnuga.
Altt., will rebuild Its plant, destroyed
by fire nt a loss reported to be $500,000.
Cherry Lumber Company, El kins. \>
Vn? was Incorporated with $1)0,000
capital stock to manufacture lumber.
El-Re Oil and Development Company.
Pccob. Texas, wns organized with
$320,000 capital stock to develop oil
. Tylertown Lumber Company, Tyler
town, Miss., was 'Incorporntoel with
$60,000 capital stock .to manufacture
Bonufort Fish Scrap and Oil Com?
pany, Beaufort. N. C, was Incorporated
with $50,000 capital stock to manufac?
ture fish oil.
Rewley Mills, Fort Worth, Texas, wns
Incorporated with $100,000 capital stock
to operate grain mills.
Some New Year Thoughts
1 ?A Trustee who never dies.
2?A Trustee who never speculates.
3.?A Trustee who never makes investments in mining or industrial stocks.
4? A Trustee whose judgment is the combined judgment of fourteen of
the most successful business men in the South.
5? A Trustee whose every act is supervised by a committee composed of
some of the best financiers in Richmond.
6? A Trustee who makes annual returns to the court, as required by law.
7? A Trustee whose honesty and efficiency are backed by a capital of
$1,000,000.00 in cash. Such a Trustee is the Virginia Trust
Company of Richmond.
No individual can possibly possess tins recommendation for qualifica?
tion as Trustee, Administrator, or Executor.
Therefore we submit, that a good New Year's resolution would be, to
have your will drawn, or if you have already executed it, to add a codicil
naming this company your Executor and Trustee.
Conferences cordially invited.
Virginia Trust Company.
Corner 10th and Main Streets,
Capital Paid up in Cash - - - - $1,000,000.00
HERBERT W. JACKSON, President.
JAMES N. BOYD, Vice-President. JNO. M. MILLER, Jr., Vice-President.
L. D. AYLETT, Secretary. JNO. H. SOUTHALL, Treasurer.
Presents Greetings and Best wishes to all of its friends
and patrons and promises its best services for the new year
Conducts a General Banking Business
Acts as Trustee, Executor, Guardian, Receiver,
Registrar of Stocks and Bonds, etc.
Personal, Business, and Accounts of Corporations Solicited
Savings Accounts a Specialty, 3% Interest Allowed
Depository for the State of Virginia, City of Richmond.
STATEMENT DEC. 31 1909 STATEMENT DEC. 31 1910
Capital Stock, - - - - $ 200,000.00 $ 250,000.00
Surplus and Profits, - - 60,000.00 80,000.00
Deposits, ...... 931,185.73 1,491,224.02
Total Resources, ? $ 1,191,185.73 $ 1,821,224.02
O. J. SANDS, President A. R. HOLLADAY, Vice President R. M. Kent, Jr., Cashier
R. B. CAMPBELL, Assistant Cashier O. E. PARRISH, Cashier'Church Hill Bank
P. E. W. GOODWIN, Cashier Bank of Commerce- Branch