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THE DISPATCH POUNDED IMS.
THE TIMES FOUNDED ISM.
RICHMOND, VA., SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27,1912.
PRICE FIVE gjjggjf
Rather Dull Week, With
Brought From String.
ON MAIN STREET
Figures for Hancwinckel Build?
ing of Few Years Ago and
Those of To-Day Compared.
Glen Allen Coming Town.
Activity in the
Just way dullness has prevailed In I
the real estate world of Fdchmond tor
the past week nobody seems to be able
to tell. The simple fact is that It has
been thus. Indeed. It has been very
dull. Comparatively few sales of
realty were made, and the most of
them were on the small order, all. In
fact, except the two Urge sales, one ol
the Hanewlckel Building, and the other
of the Cussons Glen Allen property,'
both of which have been told about
In the local columns of yesterday.
These deals were practically made pre- I
vlous to the past week, and only drop-1
ped off the bush In full fruitage two
The sale of the Hanewinckjel Build-1
Ing. at Ninth and Main Streets, to
Jonathan Bryan and associates for
1:58,000 is sots his from the fact that'
it gives one an idea of how property In
the skyscraper section has advanced In,
value within the past few yearn laessj
than ten years ago. John I? Williamsj
& Co. bought the corner of fifty-two]
feet, and the building as It then stood
on it. for $70.00o. it has changed hands
twice since then, but at what figures 1
know not. It Is true that the build-!
Ing was greatly improved when It was
made Into a banking house, and con- ;
sfcderable money spent on It to make'
the street floor suitable for bank pur-.'
poses, but even Including those im-j
provements $268,000 is a tremendous ad-,
vance on 170.000 In that length of time,
and ttan besides, the now purchasers
were hardly considering the cost of the
building in the transaction, for It Is
more than likely that In time the struc?
ture will be torn down to make room1
for another skyscraper, although so
far as known, no definite Idea looking
tu such improvement Las yet been
Glen Ailea to Be Sense Town.
No one outside of a select few on
the Inner circles yet knows who com?
pose the syndicate that has purchased,
the Cussbns property at Glen AH en.,
eight miles from Richmond, but those
who do know about it do not hesitate!
to vouchsafe the information that It la
the intention of the syndicate to pro?
ceed at once to develop the thousand
acres they are to pay *12&,Ss* for and
make an up-to-date model residence
town of Glon Allen.
Tos. with the exception of these two
large sales business was rather dull
la the real estate circles last weak.
One agent explained the matter in this
way. Said he: "Very often, especially
if money is a little tight, and It al?
ways is at this season In a good crop
year, real estate buyers will make any,
kind of an excuse to postpone for a,
few days, or even a week or so. deals
and trades that they have had hung
oa th* string, and in an ordinary time
would close up in a Jiffy. Now, we
all know that the pending political
campaign and the election that is to
come off In ten days have had no ef?
fect on business of any kind, and yet 1
know of not less than a dosen real es?
tate deals, some of them of large
dimensions, that are still banging on
the string la response to tte demand
oa the part of Interested parties that
they mast wait until after the election.
That, you know, is mere subterfuge,
the election baa nothing to do with It.
Mar* likely It is the tightness In the
money market, and so when the crops
have been moved and the tnoney that;
has been sent out of the Richmond,
banks to help move them begins to1
Sow hack Into the banks, all these
das Is will ho taken out of the uncer?
tain stage and closed up. and others
of Ilka importance wlU ho set In mo?
tion I do not look for lively business j
anUI after the election, and after the
crop-moving money begins to flow!
hack, and all of that will be in about
two weeks, certainly not later than
three weeks." Thus spoke a well In?
formed man who knows all the turns
sad all the tricks of the trad*, if there
he say suck things as tricks In the
real estate business
Agree** D*at Task ta> DoJI Ttssta. |
Very few of the agents were willing
to give any particulars of the compara?
tively few transactions that got into
the final stages They do not like to
So Into particulars when the sales to?
tal so small. Robinson dt Phillip* pull?
ed off four deals that had been hanging
aa the string for some time, and tbese
totaled !:;.*?". The property sold
consisted of a Ninth Street house and
lot. four flat* oa Baker Street, the
house and lot *??!? North T-n?h Street,
aad two hoases on Chaffia street.
Huppert St Schwab brought a whole'
bunch of long-standing et rlng-l.angers
to fruition- Among these was ISO
feet of vacant ground oa Stuart Ave-'
aae, which wss sold for f: i..*s, %
fcoo?e and lot at Cery and Harrison
Streets for %K*Oo. a borne on Harrison
Street for $*.*>'*'. three house* .,? tvest
Cary for tXeea. eesss other smaller
properties within tfce city limits, and
*7fc feet of vacant ground In ?linier
**hrk f?r fs.sae.
Senn* ?ettatty la tS* Sown i bo.
The charming autumn weather has
been taken advantage of by eery many I
prospective buyers of suburban homes
t* motor Sat to the places of be?ut v I
to lenk and to dlrker with tb? agents. I
I hear that a rmJ many *.->!?* were
made In aw nrh*. and that any,
?amha-r of option* were agreed apon.:
hat It hi impossible to worm oot of the
agents any particulars. Sales wsia|
tanas* ta West ham and ?J
?> ta Ban AM.
CROfP 7HOF RICHMOND TELEPHONE BUSINESS
RICHMOND'S EXCHANGE EIFTEEJI YEARS AOOj OSB SWITCH BO AHD.
?HELLO* GIRLS' REST BOOH IS THE EACH AMGE.
THE KKUVO.VD TELEPHONE EXCHANGE.
ONE-HALF Or THE ??MADISON** SWITCHBOARD OF TO-DAT.
VIEWS AND NEAR VIEWS;
j HINTS AND SUGGESTIONS
Demonstration Work in a Nutshell?Virginia's
Big Contributions?Home Grown Treea
Boosting in Pittsyivania?Rich Lands
AH Over Virginia?Hints to the
BT FRA3TD S. WOODSOX,
?? eshsaxa. fei ?wen to e-aaatrlbotor*
wh? harre sssaetklng I? w tf ? aag
geattve ulnr, aad nk? arc wiuiag ??
?aeke ktota aad mnatlm liaklaa, t?
tke netter elevelaejssaa? of tke aooel
?to State? ?ff Viral ata. ?tat Vlratata
aaa North Caralha. aad who caa IraM
?ketr laniatlata dowB tm aay owe lo?
ss* to (rosa 1?? to ata words. Seera
f?alrailsas. tlimm to the la
dwatrtal Edltor, wMl reeetve BBMBJI at
??efcwda of Disas??rntlsa Work la'
Governor Mann ha? written a letter
for publication In out-of-State agri?
cultural papers setting forth trie ad?
vantage* of Vi-glnia and the induce?
ments It offers to people seeking a
new home in a good climate and a
country that is C"?-l to make a living
In and to accumulate money Among'
other things In this letter by the Gov?
ernor there Is sn explanation In a nut
ehei| of the farm demonstration work
that we hear so much about. Every>
farmer in the State ought to cat it
out and keep it for ready reference.
Here it Is:
?Tnder a Mil prepared by the pres?
ent Governor of th- State and passed '
bv the Leglstat'ire of 1*1*. the coun?
ties. State and I nit cd State? l><-part
ment of Agriculture are working to?
gether for th. Introduction of sclcn
tlfe method* of agriculture by what
Is known ?? 1 ??morutration Work, that
Is. we not only tell our farmers how
to do. but we show them what to do
and how to do It
"We now have demonstrators la for?
ty-three of o-.ir 1W counties, and ex
pect next year to have them In llfty
?>r sixty coa-tles. The Bora* Oi
flrib* ire ander th* direction of these
demonstrxtor-y. ind are teed la demon
stratlnn work .? overcome catuirr
vathvn ?f our farmers, who are as in?
telligent as any other eUrs of ee* eU
isetrs hat ?law to cr.ange met ho la
which hare come down to theta
through generations of honored snces
To show the work lag of aar sys?
tem: tf a fansasr wishes te know
ar.vlhlnc bout Ms Urft ?h? proper
rr.ethorls of .-.iltlvi tiotj. Th- ? rot??, mmt
likely to be grown profitably, or ahnet
hta fruit trees, er stock, tie ?kr?ne a
care ?e th* ???sastriior for bis es?? I
i ne appeals to our Agricultural College
at Blacksburg, to our Commissioner of
I Agriculture, or to too United States
Department of Agriculture. In brief,
the Information is carried to the farm?
er desiring- It without cost or inconven?
ience to him Under thia system,
which is especially valuable to set?
tlers coming into our State, I am sure
our lands will greatly advance In
I Ktebsnead smd Vlialols Play http; Part.
The progress of the United States
. in population, production, commerce
and finance is described In a publica?
tion entitled. "Statistical Record of the
Progress of the United States. l?si?
1912." lust announced by the Division
of Statistics. Bureau of Foreign and
I'omestic Commerce. The Ma?:es
which it represents, while enabling a
comparison of present conditions with
those at almost any earlier date dur-;
ins; the period named, are especially
interesting when conditions are com?
pared with tri one of a oecade ago.
1902. Population has Increase*! 20 p-T
cent in the pe.-i-d in question, and
this forms a convenient basis for de?
termining the relative growth in cer
jAtn of the other conditions. The fig?
ures show, for example, that money
in circulation has grown from $2.:49.
390.SS1 la 1912 to $3.:7?.7*?.?13 in
1 ?12. an increase of 4? per cent, loans
? nd discounts of national hinks have
grown f-om $3:i.?SS.?3l in 1**. to
t3.9S3.SS4.4t: In 1?1J. SB Inerewiw of
>>.'. per cent, deposits in saving* hanks
from t:.CS*.iei.4?.4 to S4.ll2*r an
Increase of 44 per cent.
Imports of sneTrhsndl** into this
country have grown from $9e-3.JJe.94S
tn fl.?e?.;S4.?34. sn Increase of ?2 per
rent, while Imports free of duty grew
f ern $???.$ 1 *.?; i to f*?I.?74.?3S. aa
increase of M per cent. Imports of
erode materials for ose In manufoc
t :rlng have grown from $t*L**1.*?1 to
fSSt.ets.C44. an increase of ?3 per cent,
and thne* of manufacturers for far?
ther use m snaaufact wring from $147.
tS4.2?2 to iSSt.7SS.lS4. (I Increase of
prscrteultv Its per cent, while Imports
of mmufjrtsrei ready for esasossp
tlon ad va need from $221 4??.f?0 to
j:*aSIli.M*. aa hv-reas* of ss per cent
Ks ports of donseuttr mercbaadlse
?luring I h* decade baVe I acre**-a from
$1.23.VI?l.?t1 to St,17?.319.t2S. a
growth of PS per cent, while capons
at asaasrailsaas fsaoladissj hath thoa*
MOVING TO SOUTH
New Industries Being Projected
i All Over Dixie Backed by
IMMENSE POWER ON KANAWHA
Philadelphia. New York and
Ohio Capitalists Investing in
Various Ways and Places.
(Special to The Times-Dispatch.]
Baltimore. October 2*? Among the
many Southern Industrial and other de?
velopmental enterprise* reported In
this week's Issue or the Manufactur?
ers' Record arc the following:
Virginia Tower Company. Charleston.
W Vs.. recently reported incorporate*!.
Is capitalized st i:."..e?"."?V?. and Is be?
ing; financed in N--w Vorh. It will con?
struct an svstltary steam power sta?
tion on <;r? at K'in>wha R(v.?r. at the
roal rr'r.a. twelve m:les from Charlcs
ton. to i"< v. lop 1 i.ot>?? kilowatt*. It's
further pl.?i..- provide for bjlHins
ab sat C** mir* of transmission lm?s
for furnishing electricity throuahont
the Kanawha and Nca River district
to coil operator*. IT being e?tlmat?-o
thaf mer-e than Thorsepower is
reejniTed. company h*s beg-rrn con -
strtjctir.ir a br i:*-f??t dsm at
Bull Shea'. Where T?0 ?ca kilowatt*
are *..':?. and will d< velop three
other waterpo*?ra. these three sre at
tBIaeotone with i:r..*?e kilowatts avail
sM?. I!!. ' irt.M w:tr. Rifowatt*
available onr! Otulry Junction with
je.aaa kilowatts available, construc
tl?n h?a !?? i-.in at '"*Mn frees snd
B'ill j?h?>*I. Charte* n Le-nr. of Jfew
York. I? the company's chief engineer.
Ix>ul*t*na Int?? stale Mineral CoSh
peay. Laurel. Mise, recent I. lac**
porated with sa.sweeae capital stark,
has organised to d- velrrp It.oaa BeTr*
of land In ?tnlth snd ??sr>. r Ooontle*.
will mine marl llme*lone. etc . >iaorry
b1n<*fnne. n-nnf artqre fert1ll?er. eon
struct htdroele-rtrw, pl-n? dovrioaJna
ie.ee* k**-?ep*wer. bulM raMwsy con?
nect lag Matches and Wertdlaa. etc.
The khlsrla M fCaowlen Cht** Co*n
paay. Coat Uw. reset Okie, aast Chew
MINING IN SOUTH
AND IN VIRGINIA
Developments During the Last
as He Is Found.
EXPANSION IN VIRGINIA MINES
Negro Coal Diggers Make Way
for Foreign Laborers?Their
?T W. J. I.A U K.
The mining Industry in Virginia
has had a remarkable development
durin? th? past ten years. The annual
value turned out was. in round num?
bers. $? .>oii.(Voi In ljns. the last census)
year, as against only ?*..M><\ e?>,> in
l?o:. or an Increase of 43 per cent.
There are now is<) mining- ??p-r-vtora
in Vjr?-!nla In charge of 244 mines.
? mplo> in?- 17.".M persons. Th" yearly
.v;~n?es for labor, suppl'cs and ma
tl rials 's $?.**2.J%4 These rt?urc* In?
clude the return* from qutrnn snd
all '?.-ms of mtninK enterprise al
?' >uarh. "f course. th?v are mainly
: ? r?rc*? ntativc of the bituminous coal
Ii tr>- South Atlantl- State* as a
?hole t::- value of the minlnir ?utput
d .rins th.- last census period inr-.-aswd
4* per cent. ->r about S per cent more
than Virginia. The value annually
liin<-d o-jT hv the mines and luarries
?f F*I"r:di advanced from f_\!?o.?. !r.
??'.i to $?.? *\on<> In l?o*. or 2?2 per
cent In West Virginia and North
Carolina the ?-?in In value of r.-ir:- ,t
di'insr the census period was SI pT
erat The annual output of the mm-*
..' \-i,-,i.M? .md Tesa* ess tworhi-da
sr iter *n 1?*? than if*: The r??:?
. ? ami -iiiar'v outr-it -iad. %
.-<?!?;. J'irop from |77?.*.:7 -n : ? ?
to |? ;..>o..>?e in Jp*?. AlU*g>ther th.-re
are JJl.se* wage-earner* employed In
the mines and quarrte? of th- South,
who now turn out annually produets I
worth more 1*>1M f Ta?e*e j
Harare* not onl> include the returns
ft-r.-n 'ruarrt.? and Mtnmtnotj? m!n> ?.
hat sl?> from cwpp? t and Iron ?>-* 1
I mm .e Seer* mt \ trutwla C mm* Wts.es.
Natu <? whit-s and n<-rr? ? w-r
i.rl?-nall\ ewtr?b?? ed in the Virginia
m'nc* When coel mliin? or* rx I ? ?
outran th* suppt. of these rla**e* of
lab?-. Knslish SV'dch. trtnb and O r
mint were secured from the Pennsyl- :
Several-Valuable Belts of Roofing
Material in Favored Coun?
ties of State.
SLATE OF MANY COLORS FOUNO
Comparatively New Industry in
Virginia Bringing Big Money
to the Commonwealth.
William M llunley. of the rhlversl
|v of Virginia. I* telling; the world
through the Chattanoosra Tradeaman.
of the e-reat slate depo?it* in Virginia,
and their development -o far aa devel?
opment has gone. His first article Is
confined to ? description of the Es
mont-Ke*wlck belt. In AP>emar!e Coun?
ty, and he goea deep into s geologist s
technical account of the 1? p.-*.:?. snd
th>-t- development, but hl* infc?.victory
to the article Is of n?ncr?| fndnstrial
n? ws int-itst concurring one of Vir?
ginia's n.'?-iral sour -- a of wealth at
nun?, r ays:
""Slate suitable for rooflrc and other
pi:-p.?*e? has he-n f.>u-,1 'n many 'o.
ralities ?n Virginia It occur, fnierry
tn the following rountte* In Ihe State;
Albennarle. Amherst Buckingham.
F-uouler and Fluvanna T*>e?e mav be
gro-iped into Ihrer prt-iciral slate
sre-is, namely, the Burh'ngha-r- FYi
vsrra. the Ksment-*>**? irk. of Albe
mari.- Coitntjr. and trie ?-ow*>n in
Amhe-st County To these Tltrtlt he
n Mai It* K?c?iaier-C:ilr>epe- ?r<s.
Th? last how. ver. cotne? far from lag
Ing r.^nk cconomlcall' with ibe other
three Belt* of slst<- a'so ewenr la
Ppotsvlvsnta. staff..- ?;>? Prince
William Conn tie*, bot they hare jn
deraone rerv little weve|ermeT<t
"AM fb'-se area* have been studied
? r.r ! rev the V^-frteits 0??T?c?cai
?hieb no-> ??,. 'r, rein?-?' of
-. . ->--.-to-: a hnri.t?-> whie* will ne
iM be poMlsbr 1 .? vl ready for dis
tr l.tifion within ihr first tbr,e or fonr
month* of the new \e?r. The moat Im?
portant ares i taaineeeianr. as wTll aa
shown In ?hts fortbeomlag butteTta. is
a<pTaa^-saa a*a fS?oajd} TshjgrT)
Story of Growth of Thift
FIGURES OF DECADE
WHAT THEY MEAN.
Never-Failing Barometer aa4|
What It Has to Say About.
Greater Richmond's Business .
Strides Within Past Twelve
for the Boosters.
BT FRANK S. WOOOSOB. Jfl
It Is hardly necessary to teU tsa?
average reader of the Industrial 8as>?
tion that Richmond is a growing cttSj
that it is going forward by leaps assf
bounds, that It is growing In a mast
substantial way and along all linste
and that It is growing faster and raora
substantially than any Southern city-*
faster, indeed, than any city east at
the Mississippi River, be It North or
South. Observant people can see all at*
this with the naked eye. but it la si
pleasant duty now and then to bringt
out telling illustrations of those grat?
ifying facts that they may be all th*
more deeply Impressed upon the mi odd
of all Richmond citizens and all Vir?
ginia people and all the people of the
country, for that matter. Especially lav
it essential that the Richmond "Boost ?
ers" shall have accurate figures and
Illustrations on their tongues' end. that
they may be the better enabled to tat*
->t Richmond's progress at a second's
Telephone flaue* That Talk.
The expansion or backward moeS?
ment of the telephone business In anf*
community is a kind of baromstaB
showing the commercial and industrial
growth and prosperity, or the con?
trary, of that community. A telephoaa
right at hand. t> enable one to aoat-^
municate by word of mouth with oth?
ers at a distance, is in o sense a lux?
ury, certainly a great convenience, bat
nine out of ten telephones in us* fa
the land are more or leas for business
purposes strictly, and so the bust neon
hustle and commercial energy of a city
or a community may be Judged pretty
accurately by the growth and expan?
sion af the telephone business wltb?h
a given period and the number In uast
at any particular time. It win pro<ea
interesting therefore to trace the his-_
tory of the Richmond Telephone Exv
i hange for the past few years and ItnT
rapid growth from the very start
Richmond was one of the first < fltsSf .
In the country to have a telephone ex?
change, but like exchanges in OthSS*
parts of the country at the time. IS
was a cumbersome and bungling affair,
with a service that would not now SB)
tolerated In the smallest village la tha
State. The old rnffrr mill shaprsL
grinding machines were then In nsa?f
and they caused no little of profanity
and worry. That was away back about
1880, maybe a. iittie sooner. By and
by the Law system it switchboards .
came about, and then the all-netallta
clrcutt and lift individual wires, and.'
the service was greatly Improved.
The telephone gradually became S>
factor in the transaction of ninlanosj.
and as the service improved from time
to time the exchange grew,-and on Jan?
uary 1. 1890. there were in use in Rich?
mond 798 telephones. The "growth of
the exchange for the next tea yeara
was not near so rapid as it baa beea
for the last twelve, for m January I.
1900. there were in Richmond awd
the immediate suburbs only 1.947 sta-.
tions, while oh October 1 of this goo?|i
year there were 15.442 'phones in coat-j
necUon with the now immense TflrB *
mond telephone exchange, and so rapsSR
is the growth of the business of ttytht
Southern Bell Telephone and Till mi aphl?
Company, now called the Chesapeake*
I and Potomac Telephone Company St
I Virginia, that to-day there are clash)
j on to 1? i>?0 'phones in connection with.
[the Richmond exchange. 11.*** of theat
; being in the "Madisyn" exchange asm
I th?- balan nearly 5,000, in the "Mo*>
; roe" exchange. These It.***
are in Richmond city and the
diate suburbs, and in addition there
connecte.1 directly with the exes
rural line 'phones, known in ex
change parlance as "county." la
tra'listin"t>on to "Xadison" and
Hew the People Do T*Sh
About January I. 1?0". the exchanges
r-sp-.nde.i t.. rails per day. rash
in* that many connections, and thSSl
j putting ;?.'>'>0 people to talking hf
; wire To-day the connections
? the rxchanse average 132.0*0
which means that 344.**?
j over the wire in and about Rich*
, every day. while only 3?.*** eayoyed]
*hat pleasure per day twelve years
! In the exchange operated Only
^rte small switchboard on the third.
?I -,- ,.f the Ktw-I Bii.irting. at Ninth assl
; Main Str..-t?. while now two of thai
largest malle? are la operation in tha
. n?iinv> :<wn double hitildiag. OS)
; ?irace Street, between S-venth aoaj,
Ktahth one ?f which is located In th*
0. d?-r ouitdlr.g. and is knowa to m%\)c
i Virataia as Madison." and the
> known as 'Moaroe." Is in the m
larger part of the costly stractsjtsb
The iarger switchboard, the Msdisaa/*
' cost irr." **e. and the ' Jtoor?e~ saajsjsal
I the company tili.*** I: may h
t.-.r.-d here that tfc? hu*:n>*s ?
ma so rapidlv the company ****
? nether exchana? will soon b>
?ir\. and for that pnrpeae t
ha* already been bought oa
A venae, between Davis Av-aue
1. o hi neon Street, to the W?ot Bad
perhaps la a rear' ettme tha
easily eschamr- which may or
not be called JetT-reoa." win be
a oil egutppad
\f |h- 'C er e? of the "ir
there were ie?ilt-av? operators
-tylh*' girl* doawg the beanos SS_
awltrbbnaeaV In the Rief
rbantr . and the co*npaay_
la the eschav_