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THE DISPATCH POUNDED UM.
THE TIMES FOUNDED ISM.
RICHMOND, VA., SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13,1912._^_ PRI?E FlVE CESm*
Richardson Puts to Work
for Big Business.
SHOP LOOKS AFTER
Just a Little Concern That Rich?
mond Is Reasonably Very
Proud Of?Storage Business
Looms Up to Great Pro?
Richmond la behind no city In the
whole country wh*n It comes to Up
to-date establishments of ?11 kinds.
Let anything- new bob up anywhere
and Richmond energy arwi enterprise
will quickly catch on to the ides, and
it win come very near to overdoing
!ts sister cities. This fact haa been
demonstrated by a hustling business
concern In a way that furnishes a
fin* example of Richmond hustle and
W. Fr?d Richardson haa for the past
fifteen years been conducting a house?
hold goods storage establishment at
the corner of West Main and Belvl
<i*re Streets, and this In connection
with his funeral directory and under?
taking business. As Richmond grew
there was a greater demand for ator
age room, and the concern of W. Fred
Richardson (Inc.) determined that
Richmond was entitled to the heat of
everything, especially In this line of
business The property adjoining the
five-story building fronting on West
Main Street was acquired and Mr.
Richardson proceeded to orect there
an elght-atory building that is s credit
to the city an?* inaugurated a bueiness
that is well worthy of mention. There
are many ins and outs In connection
with the storsge business, that is to
say. the up-to-date method of con?
ducting It. and when Ricnardson de?
termined to make hi* plant large*- he
went at it right end duly took ac?
count of all the Ins and outa
Made Rtehsaesnt the Greatest.
Tt is said that Chicago haa more
storage bouses than any city in the
country, and so Mr. Richardson sent
architects to that city to take les
tons, and they were Instructed not
only to Investigate the beat there,
but in making their plana to try -to
improve on the Chicago ideaa That
they succeeded quite well is evidenced
by the fact that in following out the
ideas ear* Plans of the architects
Richardson has furnished Richmond
a-ith a storage building that is far
and away ahead of anrthing of that
chraeter now In use anywhere In the
United States, it having features ana
accommodations that were never he- j
fore dreamed ot Since the comple?
tion of the building archltecta have
been here from varioua sectlona to
take lessons, and the probability ?s
that the Richardeon shop will be du?
plicated in many cities and towns, snd
they ought to be labeled accordingly
Maybe they will be, and thus Rich?
mond will get a big advertisement all
over the country.
Toe Xew Ballets*.
The storage building is eight stories j
high, including the basement, and it
is strictly fireproof. It fronts thirty
three feet on West Main Street, which,
added to the five-story funeral direc?
tor's buUding. makes seventy-three
feet front, and it runs back on Belvt
dere Street ISO feet. The building is
of reinforced concrete and brick, with
steel doors and trimminga. there be?
ing in it nowhere, from cellar to
garret, any wood. It is, therefore,
On the first floor, which to a ae
paper man is really the most inter?
esting part of the ahop. there are. A rat,
the hurglarproof aafea and vaults for
the storage of valuables of all kinds
of a personal nature, sack as jewel*,
watches and other things. Wext to
this cornea the trunk room, and this Is
something new. not only In Richmond,
hut In the whole country. In fact,
right here la where Mr. Richardson
haa added to the big Richmond house?
hold storage shop a feature that la
strictly new. and* so far as I can
find out, exists nowhere elae In the
country- It is a department la which
trunks may be stored at so mach per
month, and stored In what may be
called private booths that are acces?
sible at all times and at any hour to
the owners of the trunks, that Is, It
they want at any time to go into eaid
trunks for any purpose. Oa this first
floor there la also a piano room for
the storage of these musical instru
gtents, and a steam beat is bare pro?
vided that the musical lassfuments can [
he sccommodstedi to any kind of tem?
perature that may be desired. The of?
fices of the eatlre establishment are
sleo on the first floor. All tba storage
roome on this first floor are behind
doors of steel and are atrtctly fire?
proof as well aa tfffjBZ!*'
From the first floor to all of tke
sthor floors there are two electric
elevators, ose for passenger service
?nd one. a larger ose. for freight
sorb. The second floor haa upon it
thirty-two fireproof vaults ranging
from * hr 12 to 13 by 13 Is else, sad
these have the steel doers, msklng
them strictly fireproof. That le tke
principal departaaest fee the storage
vf household goods. fsrsJtare and auch
like. On that floor people ess pat la
storage any kind of furniture er " "
bold belongings aad have "
them wbesersr they Uka.
uts that the elevators are always
-set there to stove fkesa freu? floor
to sees-. Tba awvosth floor la
aaterssting. aad la a war. at
sow to aiibsassfi sad aa is
the aiibaiisss people. It Is
mare thaa a private sales ream,
break!as sp hosssbii otae aad ra tba
course of time, that bj to say. storage
time, decides that be sad baa
sot care to heasekus say
to tor sale. sSsrs at yaw
oa Ikeed FaweJ
ECHOES FROM THE GREAT STATE FAIR
III COTTON MILLS
The Disease, Once a Mystery,
Now Well Understood?Can
IN SOUTHERN COTTON MILLS
An Investigation Worthy the
Careful Study of Mill Owners
The Sla)SSS -cotton mill anemia ? I*
not a medical term but Is frequent?
ly used In cotton mill districts to de?
scribe the stunted development and in.
ert condition of many cotton mill oper?
atives. This physical and mental re?
tardation of mill workers has been
ascribed to many causes, chief among
which have been poor food, poor ven?
tilation. Ions; hours of work, begin?
ning work too young, the use of to?
bacco, and especially working eondl
ttone within the mi lie or "breashtng in
cotton lint." The recent dsssaweties
relative to the hookworm SsWass nat?
urally raised the quest Ion. however,
as to whether the backward physlcsa
condition of some of the cotton mill
P so pic was not doe to this malady
Am a massqsent*., the flirted States
Bureau of Usher authorized T>r. C. W.
Stiles to make an Investigation of the
hoohwoeai disease tn its istation to the
cotton mill populaiton of bath New.
England and the South. The results
of this Important tnrestlgation have I
Jsst been made psbUc
The Investigation covered the Stst** j
of North and Sowth Carolina. Oeorgta.
uppt. Msssauhastlts. |
Coaeteeternt. la the |
? ess. and'
Iber Lei?, st 13 aar coat,,
as as sffected with the j
af the fiawlii than of taw!
fesssi to as affected ay the I
Is saa saaa mt mmtm esses ay;
III OLD VIRGINIA
A Little Story Founded on Factj
That Carries a Valuable
BY BBS. THOS. P- BAGBY.
Not very many miles away, the
neighborhood was somewhat startled |
one morning; when a middle-aged gen?
tleman was seen, with coat off. hard :
at work on a small tract of land that I
always seemed to have belonged to no?
body. There was a tumble-down |
shanty, a tangle of briars and weeds. ;
and a wilderness of old scraggy fig '
bushes. This gentleman (we will call j
blm Jobn Kellam) soon found that he j
would have to have help to clear away j
the debris, and wUh the aid of two
strong men the plot presented a very :
different appearance in a short Urne, i
The weeds, briar*, wild rose bushes
and dead morning glory vines bad ,
been gathered together and burned. ,
never to flourish aga'n The fig .
bushes, with a great deal of drled-up
fruit on them were bereft of all dead
and scraggy branches. On the next '
court day the men, in their chat on
the -green." said one to the other:
"TMd you know that that fellow John
Kellam has bought the Neelv tract,
thst seemed to be a veritable Xo Man s
Land. and. for the briars and weeds
and a tumble-down shanty, paid 94*0 '
cash down?" Everybody seemed to i
know If, and felt that ' a fool and J
his money bad soon parted"
Autumn came rapidly on. and frost
was tinting the woods around >n j
russet, crimson and gold, end some one
had seen the wild aeese go south the !
week before, s sure sign that winter j
was near at hand and *-?ing to be a |
severe one. j
The shanty bad to be made habitable, j
for It was too much sff a fresh a?r |
habitation for the most np-m-dat?
Several dozen fine chickens ran ab^ut
the ysrd snd took as their part of the
sort the waylaying of ?ny stray in?
sert that mhtht come a inner, snd kept
the earth srosnd the roots of the hig
fig bushes loose, resting when weary
la the branches The winter toog its own
tfass t* pass, snd with the first breath
of spring work was stsrt?d. both
by John Kellam and the chickens Each ,
morning Slorv had Its hesd nipped off :
by the time It peeped Shove the
ground, and It eras evident thst never
agg'a should they throw tbelr tendrils |
around these Sg hashes, drsv Ir.g th*m j
late sastgbly posit'on*. The buds on ,
tbe hashes began to swell, and before I
the lesves coald open the fruit besan |
to show Itself in gr?st abundance.
Every particle of the old mortar rub?
bish from tbe old walls of the shanty
was saved and intsed with s turfy
team sad i bare sal sad heaped s round
the ?awass. and la SsjSsSswSssr top.
? ?sslngs of well-rotted nwr.ur? were
After the ?ami of fig trees, these
st solaced twa sets of Skeets snd two
crsw* a* frsSt ?a taw saaswn. The flr-t
~ Ms M Jslr sad
bore fruit an
FREIGHT UTES IK
Business People Say They Are
Too High and Fight for
BY THOBSWELl HATXES.
High Point. N. C October IS.?
North Carolina is not pleased with her
freight rates. Thirty-flve of her busi?
ness men from thirteen of her cities,
meeting at Greensboro on ? September
15. last, attested to this displeasure,
and reiterated it by deciding to bold
another meeting In Raleigh on Oc?
tober 25th. From WUmington on th;
eaat to Asheville and farther, eg the
west, the State la aroused.
"It la not only now a fight for the,
supremacy of the South, but also one'
for the supremacy of North Carolina.'*
says F. N. T?te, the determined and,
genial Mayor of High Point. "Other:
Southern States are up and doing, why j
not we? Through the intelligent, eat- '
thuaiaatic. and continuous co-opera?
tion of all the principal towns and
cities of the State.- continues the'
Mayor, ' we can secure our rights in
transportation matters, and who is
there to argue that this in Itself wili
not hasten the growth and develop?
ment of th* entire State?'' Such la
practically tb<? dominating sentiment
of shippers in Charlotte. Greensboro.
l>ii>-ham. Hijrh Point. Wlnston-Salem.
Statesvill.. Kai? iah. Kayetteville. Golds -
boro. *Uxin?t?n. <>Nf?rd. and- a!! other
Tarheel t?>wns. atv! their object Is
10 form a Stat.- chamber of commerce,
or board of trade, which will exert a
healthy atat?w*?i? iniiuenre upon all,
civil, commercial, and industrial mat?
ters. ?** well as fnrmulat* a program
to abolish allen??! discriminatory
rr??i*ht rate? .\ significant para?
graph in one of the circulars setting
foeah th- obwts of I h?- proposed or?
ganization at; "This organisation
should, arnona other things, promote
the butMing of good r^ada. encourage
in every legitimate way the h.ild.n*
Of competing railway lines, demand |
and secure better express and freight i
facilities and service, demand the high-i
? it standsrd of eaVlency In oar State?
official* charged with the regulation!
of transportation crievance*. insist!
traon an equitable adjsstment of th*-,
state's taxes through a tax rowsmls- ?
*ion. initiate the work of publicity Of I
the state's resources, and co-operate la!
every sensible manner la tike Isdss-!
trial, agricultural. asd educational'
development of the state as a whale "
The chief asd and aim In forming
a State cbasaber of commerce Jost st
present, however. Is the boos of
cheaper freight rates
And. tsa. the Merchants' Aswartatlwe
of North Carol tsa has takes sp tee
Is Inaugurating a movement
MAKE BIG BLUNDER
Short-Sightedness Likely to Drive,
Much Capital and Energy
Away From Southaide.
Burkeville. Vs.. October 12-?As has;
already been told in The Times-Dis?
patch, there has been no little talk
hereabouts of oil and mineral develop-1
ment. It is true that the reports of
the United States Geological Survey
rather discourage the idea that oil j
flows beneath the su.face of the lands'
around Bu:keviiie. in the counties of
Nottoway. Prince Edward and Amelia.
I bat the representatives of a Pittsburgh
company, with all kinds of capital. d->
not agree witb tbe government ex-'
perts. as from investigations the;.- have
made at great expense they believe
that there is oil and there is gas ancT
there are all kinds of mtnera.s deep
down under the ground that lies within
a few nines around Burkeville. They
are so sure of this that they are will
ins; to spend several hundred thousand
dollars In the search. H. H. Hyland their
.-.gent, has t.een on the ground f.'r sev
era! weeKs. an<l as the accredited agent
of big I"-nns> Ivania capital, he has
endeavored '<? get lease opt;on.? on
something like irt.<MM> acres of land,
with the SSeei of m-orklng the t>ame for
nil. g.is an.l other valuables So far
he has sicie.i lea?e? on about 2"."e*
a* rey. but before- his company <an
proceed t" bu*lne*s he must ha-e far?
ther lea?e?. >jv on ;.">."?'? acres more
Among those ails have signed kSJSBSJ
ar- s?tr? of the t? st men ir; this por?
tion, men who have an eye to ttt?.ness
and ah'? know a g--nd thing when they
see it ctrie nf th-m .s ?V?vern ?? w ||.
Itsm Hodges Mann, and be is very
anvo'U* to see the r:ttshu gh peo>?e
go t" bor! g for ell. B>i: here rorne
the trnnMi ?>me of th>- owners of
the land desired b- the Pittsburgh
people refuse |., sign le?S ? fnr ?he
working of their holdings Whv tb*v
do thl< is a mystery, for they sre not
asked t" sell n:iTr:ght tbe land*, ?hieb,
arc now practically wonhieVa put ontv
to lease the o:i privileges for s rerts'.a
number of v?ar* If the Plttss-irgb
people do r>"t *nd any oll er arv gas
or sn> minerals on the land they are
the laSsSfej snd the-e can com? ne
possible los? ka the owners, as Utev
will still see- tbe land la the mean?
time the Pittsburgh enmpsny wfll have
ts employ a v*ry large a amber of
workmen in t -ring and msktng tfce
tests, and in one war snd snother wdl
have lo sprnd many thouaen t? ??f d ?!
lara. whtrh wilt be dial r"! beted In the
remmiiniiv. snl even If no oil is ere
fewad. the commsnlt> saust benefit In
s most substantial way by tbe espeTt
mentation. In any event, the cosaaisn-,
ny stands to win wttheet tbe st?rktest,
iCss^iased n?Tastssd 195 '
Many Xew Enterprises and Much
Capital Being Invested
Down in Dixie.
CHARLOTTE IN LIMELIGHT
Old Factories of Various Kinds
Being Enlarged and Xew
I Special to The Times-Dispatch.)
Be! time* e. Md . October ?\?Among
the many Southern industrial and other
? .evelopnu ntal enterprises rerorti d in
this en . k'.? issue of the Manufacturers*
Krcord ar.- the following:
Avondale Mills. Birmingham. Ala..'
mill SrOet f?u-.-stor- 14". by \ZZ foot,
mill building. war?>ho:ise#. machine
shops, etc.. c1??tlna for branch
SgJB at Svlanuga. Ala. will Install.
:? mi t,. ajieaa saaeeie* and ?<??? to.
I.aeo looms, total cost of plant about
Nashville Window ?IIa*? Company.
Nishvllle. Ttnti. was incorpor-ted wltn
S3 ????.<>?)<? ,-ppttil **ock to manufac?
ture window ulasa.
Wedserlte Chemical Compan?. Louis
vllle. K> . was incorporate d with $300.
capita] sto-h to man'if?rt:r.- chem?
Wcirtcn F??e; r?mp?ni. Weirt.'n. W
Va . w I* incn- porater* wt?h $"<??.ooa
capital ?toch b> f*l?t?b'"-gh. Pa., cap?
italists, to man'if*. t?r~ ?t<-el products
Bupetp v. no, ring fnoprni'. ?*"har
lags* N C sags. incorporate, with
il ;*.**>? capital stork to r-i-?nnfaci.,r*
v ? ne?-r m*
So?t"nern M'tal Products ?-ooi|?an* .
Am?rl. ??? <1. ex? norf? a ted with
gl??.see . apttal ?to, a to ? ...14 plant
fo- roacifa turlna metal ahtr.^Ties.
?\-3rn5tte storace Ba?te-> ?nd Manu?
facturing; ?"o.-npan>. charlotte. N C.|
was tote*. -rated wi:h lie* ?*o eras
tsl MeefJ SB manuf cture ?inr(?? bat
Nortl Plwfc Farn* Coropeo-- Mj rti?
Baach. ?. c. taaa incorporated with
?. ? .pital ?to<-k to develop farm
lriteTn,??,or.sl Barrel ?"otopanr as-;
raaweh eas wsa Incorporated with'
lien a-.o npital ?toch to. 'n?rod?'* aw
hjBSC] tor harret manufacturing
To?*w?- MiftB. Aadersow. * C. win
-dd.tseaa a+edles <vsd ~ ?? I .?ms,
'?if- wh|< h *?a? ?'??!? coo
, t< fo- o?t ?f ; ei'd.ng aaaehla
ery. etr. to he a bow* I'ae.ae*.
Island froeh Coal Laad Caaaeaav.
Logan. W Ta^ arsa lacorsaretsd erMa
(Coe^iaeedea Hunt a*aea?4
REDL ESTATE MD'
Patriotic Agents Cut OS
Business to Attend Vir- j
ginia 's Greatest Fair.
IN GAS AND WATER
Fight Is to Be Made Before the?
Council in Regard to Law .That j
Makes Landlords Shoulder
Big Burden?Tenants Wh?
Are Not Legally
Real estate agents are patriotic. 141
is certain also that they are Rieh~i
mond and Virginia boosters. Natura*'*?
ly. .therefore, all of them attends*;
the great Virginia State Fair UWwt
week, and there were no more entho-i
siastic whoopers-up of Old Virginia on-!
those grounds than the real estate
men of Richmond. They went, not one.
day. but all of the days of the fair?
entirely ignoring sales and rentals,
and all other things that might natur-j
ally be expected to hold them In theifif
Nevertheless, some of the agents,
found business on the Fair Grounds*
for. be it understood, that among;
the visitors to the fair from the Mid-'
<Jle West there were not a tow peo?
ple who were already interested to*
Virginia Isnds. but who came hence*
to see at a great State Fair wbad
those lands might be expected tea
bring before they (the Investors) madej
the final Investment. It is enough ta>
say that the exhibits were all rlg&S,
snd proved to these Westerners thatj
they couli make no mistake la invest?
ing In Virginia farming dtrt. The*
agents who make a specialty of baa-**
dling farm lands were on the alert/
and I am told that not less than sixty)
deals were made, practically on that
Fair Grounds. That la good, far thai
fact Is that Just that kind of things,
Is what a fair is for largely *nyhow?4
SSSSS weed Basis t as Aarhew.
! All of the Richmond agents do as*
i handle farm lands, and therefore ndt?
all of them were especially Interested.
I tn the Fair Grounds doings: but all?
j the same they were there In greats.
force, to be patriotic, if for nothing"
I else. And nil of this simply means*
I small business la tbe real estate realm,
for the week that baa Just closed; saw
yet some of the boys ware strictly on,
the Job. and I am told that some-,
thing near to $250.000 worth of real*
estate changed hands la town and,
out in the suburbs during last week
There are no particulars to report!
in connection with these healthy^
deals?the dealing parties are always*
shy of particulars?but the general in-*7
formstion is to the effect that tba
most of the sales for the aast week;
were made to homebullders and mak?
ers, snd thst the speculators sad in?
vestors cut a very small figure la the>
transactions. AU of tbe agents re?
port fine prospects for the Immediate*
future. One of them pulled me aside,
yesterday and showed me in confi?
dence not less than 1200.000 of pros?
pective deals he has on bis string, and'
he looks for st least half of them
to materialise this week, and the oth?
ers later on. perhaps.
The firm of Waller *V Berkeley hast
been dissolved by mutual consent- Hv
L. Waller will continue the real ea>
t?te business at the old stand, and
B. Berkeley has established a reah'
estate brokerage and loan office. in>
1 which he will transact alt kinds of}
tbe business indicated His offices are*
j in the Mutual Building.
Bsasbsaajaj Gets Very Bawy.
The Real Estate Exchange baa tak-aj
i en hold of a matter that has long bees*
: a source of mack annoywnoe to reaa
j estate and rental agsnSs sad property;
j owners generally, a committee hast
been appointed to go lato the wkesa
' subject of the rule snd law of tha>
? city which hoV.s the landlord respoa
sible for the gas and water bills of
delinquent tenants, snd the commlttsa
has already talked right Out la
ing. Here a e the views of the
change as set forth by the chal
of the committee:
The liability of landlords for ds*>
linrjutnt gzs and water hills dse by
their tenants in the city of RJcsVe
mond is an injustice ar*: burden POS l
sibly not indicted by any other muni?
cipal govern meat in this roantrr, and
one that ha* now become so bnrdesj
some as to be primarily one of the>
raus-* of increased rent, and ulti?
mately has to fall upon the tenants
themselves, so that a relief from tbbS
..?! iitlonal tav upon the, landlords off
Uiohmond will also be for tbe beage
fit of the tenants.
"Now that cooking with gas has be?
come so universal, in aaVUtion to the*,
lighting and beating problem delin?
quent gas bVls is a very serious ose*?
"Our eitlxeas have suffered feet,
yesr? under tbl* injustice, and bar*
borne their toes with rtatlenee. bat?
t he erorm-oia amount of gas MUs
th t have from time to time piled asp
.igaln-t th- ?an-rs of bouses la SV.
-r? are.it hurden and very Sil ISSB
rroblem. an] some relief should bay
hsd. It was bad tasagb when SBfft
.?wner* of house* were Held resposa
>,b> fir gas bill* simply f?r light*
trg?the use of gas for hesttng
it wor*- ?and sow that rooklag
gas ha* cosse tato rogue, this liasttl*
tv will ne tripled And In spite of the
fact tM? the city of Richmond
a gas plant turning In an annual
.. ..' j; - .- r? relief
b*en offered by the CoaiS'll or
:n autbo-lty to the property e>
for the faUar? ef tenant* to par
gas biOa '
"The Real fetate Ev-hsnga. CSBB
of the aasjeeitr of |i.--i.?-d real
awn ef this ctty. r?pr-*?nMsaj h
ef ts\-payers snd minions Sh
?sl ie? re .!.?>?.# tbe *
sad ln?e?!? ' ??f th'
effect, and egy-teHr |
pnrrt.-T, of n whxb