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TH? r>T?T?T-M rni'VP-p;
RICHMOND, VA., SUNDAY, JANUARY 26, 1913.
PRICE, FIVE CENTS.
The Latest Enterprise a
Shining Success of VVTiich
Virginia Is Proud.
RED CEDAR CHEST
Product That Is Helping to
Make Industrial Virginia Fa?
mous?Chests Made From
Virginia Red Cedar the
Only Defense Against
BT I HANK 8. WOODSOX.
Altavista. Va , January 2??Tho
ntntit town on the Virginia map con?
tinues to grow and one has to visit it
oftener than it has been my pleasure to
do within the past fifteen month* to
keep up with the run of thing* hers
Altavista has been called the i .agio
town, an Aladdin lamp" specimen
among towns, and various other things
to Indicate Its remarkable rise and
rapid progreas. but none of these es
presslona convey an Idea of how this
town has grown from a straw f)?ifj to ai
healthy young city of from ?,soo to]
l.OK) Inhabitants and all within four
years. It was Just four years ago this
past fall that the town was laid off. the
streets macadamized, the sidewalks
paved, the water works put in. the elec?
tric light plant built and equipped and
the first house built. Mind you. the
streets were made, the city conven- j
teecea end comforts arranged for. parka
laid off and the main sidewalks paved
before the founders of the town al?
lowed any houses to be built Then
came a foundry and machine factory,
then big machine and engine shops,
then a national hank and numerous
stores, then other manufacturing enter?
prises, a first class hotel, a tobacco
warehouse und the inevitable news
paper, which, by the way. is one of the
very best weeklies in the State, and of i
eourfe other things had to come, such
as up-to-date schools, splendid churches,
secret society halls and so on. and all
the while handsome residences v.-ere
going up as if by magic There is not ,
another town just like Altavista in all,
of the Southland. It has added to'
Virginia wealth and added Immensely '
to Virginia's latter day reputation for;
hustle and energy and all Virginia la.
or ought to be proud of Altavista and
the hustling people who have made it.
A Manufacturing Town.
One of the newest of the big manu?
facturing plants here, while not quite
a year old. has alt ready added largely
to Virginias good name as a manu
faeturlng State. It is an establish?
ment that one.does not run up with ev?
ery day. there being only two others
like It in American, and neither of them
Dear as large aor near so well equipped .
witr. machinery, eta . for its peculiar
business. Itiaa factory perfectly equip?
ped wtth the very latest inventions
and makes df machinery and appliances 1
for ?he. manufacture of red cedar chests
and red cedar wardrobes?nothing more
nor less Already, before the establish?
ment is quite a year old. about 190 high
priced workmen arc being kept busy
operating the machinery and doing the
much hand ;work, and the product is
being sold in every State in the I'nion
Kifteen salesmen are on the road in?
troducing the standard red cedar chest.'
made in this factory from old Virginia
red cedar and guaranteed to protect
costly feathers, furs and wearing; ep
peerel fron the ravages of moths and
other insects when properly laid away
within the oedar walls of said chests
It has becomes jr. large pnve'ege t ? g~
all through thislnlest twentieth < entury
addition lo tr - iufiu*tr;a: i i.ierpriaee of '
Virginia. It prosed interesting and in?
structive to look upon snd follow the
process of chest-making, a process
which starts with the red cedar log
taken from the flat oar to the band
mill and cawed into strips which are to
be taken through a tedious air and kiln
drying process, from which in time the
timber comes back to the machinery,
where the strips are welded and jointed
snd glued into strong sides and tops I
and bottoms. These are polished and
finished and put together, and flnally
emerge from the machinery and the
hand* of the expert workman into the'
beautiful and fragrant piece of furni?
ture that not only serves its main pur?
pose of protecting valuables from the
ravages of the moths and the tftigs.
but proves an ornament to any hall or
room of a comfortable home.
Old Virginia Bed Cedar.
The red cedar chest has been known
for centuriee to be the only real pro- '
lection for furs, ostrich feathers,
woolen garments of the winter kind,
sffks. and Heaven knows what else
that the women prize so highly, against
ths moths snd other bugs- Our grsnd-'
toothers used the crude cedar boxes
centuries ago for this purpose, and the'
bases did their work well, but not si-:
vrays effectively, because it was net
always that the boxes were properly
made. In some of the Western States
there If a first cousin to the motb known
es ths buffalo bug. and this insect Is
said to be a worse enemy to furs snd
feathers and costly clothing than the i
moth. Hence Western furniture fac?
tories have been known to make a spe?
cialty of cedar chests for protection
against the bug. Perhaps no subject
pertaining to the manufacture of fur- :
niture has received quits as mach atten?
tion as this, but It Is only within tbs
lest year or two that the Inventors
have perfected the machinery that
makes ths perfect chest The secret
of the success in this line, or the a*. I
crets. for there are several of them,
ere. srst. in the peculiar bend saw that
?o ripe trp the log that the knots in ths
cedar are prevented from splitting ot
?flerward? warping. second, in the
jointing of the timbers cresting the
wedged, dove-tailed joint that makes,
the glued timbers really etror.g?- ?r.sn
tbs solid board a government test hsv
Hat proven this to be s fact: third. tn ths
drying propose: end fourth, in the tim?
ber ueed. none being the equal of the
oM Virginia red cedar
Only Perfect Ose ef the Kind. I
The factory of the Standard Bed
Cedar Cheat Company here in Alta?
vista la equipped with all of tfee m
ehlnery. and hsve the use of all of ths
??lull I pro ?an that genius hoe pro?
duced for this perfect work. The men
agora when they commenced tn build
snd equip did net hurry, hut mess a
?tody of all of theee mot (en and brought
here for consultation snd edvtee all of
the experts, rsenhsaslcal end esssmtiBe.
they ooutd find, and then wont delabar
eTsly to work to make the perfect es?
tablishment. The result Is that they
bsv. given Virginia the only ?01 foul
cedar chest factor-.- ln -ne -ho> ~r,;r>
jContinaed on rsge.j
Interior and Exten or Views of Red Cedar Chest Factory at AltaVista Virginia
I nteresti ng Summary of Facts
Gathered by Government's
Busy Census Bureau.
VALUES IN OLD NORTH STATE
Progress in Twelve Years.
What the Farms Owe?Good
The Centn* Bureau la Washington
haa juat published its final and complete
return? for agriculture In North Caro?
lina In addition to a general dis?
cussion for the State as a whole, de?
tailed and separate treatment ia giv
en to each county by this -valuabls snd
Of the entire land area of North
Carolina more than seveti-tentba is '
shown to be in farms The percent?
age vanes in the different counties,
but the general proportion is front IB
to " per cent, that being the amount of
land in farm* in thirty counties well
distributed over the State.
For the State as a whole, the aver
age value of farm land per acre is fit !?.
In a large majority of the counties (sev?
enty-four) the average value is from
110 to g23. Seventeen counties show an
average of lees than S10 per acre These
are located in three distinct groups?
one of seven counties in the central
part of the State, one of live in the ex?
treme southwestern part snd one of
live in the southeastern part. Tbe
average value exceeds S25 in only seven
counties, in each of which it fails be- <
tween K~ and S*V Of these, four are
located in the rolling coastal plain of
the State and three in the Peldmont ,
plateau on the southern boundary.
Progress Since IftOO.
Between iw* and isto there was sn
increase of 7t OS*, or II per cent, in the
number of farms in North Carolina,
as compared with an increase of l?
per cent in the population, and of s
per cent in the acreage of improved
land in farms During the decade ths
total farm acreage dec reased by 1 per
cent On account of the increase in the
number of farms end of the decrease
in farm acreage, the average size of
farms, which was lei a' res in Uro. had
decreased to eighty-eigbt acres In HW
North Carolina agriculture, therefore,
?hows tbe same tendencies as that of
Virginia and other Southern States.
value of farm property, f
?hst of land, bunding*,
ind machinery, and live'
per cent since P
ed In value Ml
per < ep.t
stock, and tea
ents and ma
per rent in th
waper cent in i
pef cent in tbe
The average vs'ue of s farm, includ?
ing its equipment, is St.lit st the present
time, a*compared with II Ml ir rsca. or
sn increase of tot rnn cent durmg the
decade I luring tbe ton years. Mnv
!vt?. the avenge vs'ue of h\rd p?r acre
inc reused t>v *? cr considerably more
In lt? tbe tots' number of fsrrr.s
owned or te part was iUan. Of the.
t>e- c ,|, i. iT'irh higher -ban
m iten. and somewhs- higher t
n? Prom IT* to tvf? the absol
M HJ were mortgaged -<nd tor l I
report relative ?o mortgage indd
nose eras obtained by tho Census
Bureau. The number of mortgaged
farms constituted is per cent of the
t?tet number of owned farms. This
samber free of nw rtsags
The average debt of mortaged .'S'rr.s
however decreased In ths twenty veers
frnaa TO to tit- - > *t cent . The aver -
ege value of tuck fsrms im r'eaid from
H aw to stJSt. or ss par gggsx VTlua ti
(Continued on Seeund r?V? <
IN THE LIMELIGHT
Development and New Enter?
prises in Various Towns of
IOld North State.
The North Carolina Legislature has
before it a bOl prowidio? a Statewide
no fence law. and by way of Impressing
upon *hs Isw makers an idee of its .m
portsnce. the Wilmington Star tells la
its editorisl space tht* distressing story
"A Northern proopector. whowsnted
to settle terenty-n>e or thirty tbrtfty
farmers tn eastern North Carolina,
fo'ind an ideal tract of land. Howeeer.
it was in a county which has no stock
lew. and when be found out that he
had to fence la-the crops Instead of.
cattle and stork, be would not eeen '
consider the place. ITe declares that
such a steie of affair* detracts about *>
per cent from lend rel je*. and that it '
practloally prohibits stock raising
tt to Ii
F NQER PR NTS IN
Bertillon Idea Adopted for
Purposes of Identification
by Richmond Bank.
If there is anything new to get under
the run Richmond will soon have it
tor instance, the finger print method
of identifying depositors has been
adopted by the National State and City
Bank, which is the Sret financial ins! i
tution in Richmond to put this method
into practice. The'system is designed
to protect the bank against possible
forgery. It is-a development of the
Bertillon system of MenttScation de?
vised by the celebrated" French rr.mi
nolog?t. Dr BetrilhM, snd is intended
chiefly to meet the requirements of
the unedursted foreign element, unter?
stes snd children. However, the use?
fulness of the method Is not confined
to this class. Many owners of che. k.ng
accounts hare voluntarily adopted th?
m?fhod beew'JSe of the protection It
afford* asratnst f?rgevy and because of
the greoter speed with which finger
prints can be made
The n.ethod of obtaining th? 're?
prints is very simple The depositor
p ? r. ?..<? .r.le, riddle snd third
Sngers of ths Ngt* hand upon an inked
neel plate so that the tret joints rf ths
Bngers and sbout a third of the middis
lotnts re?t flat on the surface. The
Ingers are quickly withdrawn and
rrtai innprsesioti. The
. ? card contains
address and date The
led ?n Second Pnfaxi
GREAT YEAR IN
Factories of the Country Touch
High Water Mark?Vir?
ginia Among Leaders.
Acrordlea to tbe (rim Jost huroed by lb*
f >n?'i? nurreu the meonfartureni of Ike
I n '-d States made thetr rery highest rrrord
In the rood rear tfl". of coue??, tbr?* ?tatfcv
lie? bate been bweed as a whole bat in doe
Mae there will mat SSSJSS Bgere? that so
more lato detail sad whea they do rorne the>
will ?bo? that taw ssseafaeturers of Vlrrlnla
kset riebt alvoc with tsaw of otb?r ?Metes Is
the Batter of making I? t year tbw baaeer
rear Is the rooetry? kartorr
Acrordlne to (bass roesoBdeted .tetfcv
mm, wblcfc are very Isterenla?. laportatloaa
of ararttrarrr sM tbe rkSef e*st*ria]? broeebt
Into tbe i Ii?try for awe la sweeten ones
?bow lareer total? for lest year thee sear be?
fore < ottos, all*. Ih-T. bide*, ledla raO
uard In manu fan arias show, ac
wlsc as the -T.U.Ucal dirbuoe of tba Bo?
il of For eis* a ad DossewUe (oamff^.
quantum tbss Is aey ee.-ller
a. Cwttnn Itcporta Into tat? teh
Crrat net ?X to* prodartsc < oesSrt le the
world aawMinted la Bor? I bee ife.SMJS*
sa?sasa seaiaat ? rnee*
and -Ion, imported aae^ a^swel^ewer aa se?.
?^ObTsew*"** kwlfwl fftOf^t *?**%?*. fW S^HsSaf"*! <efll
s let?I Importation of ewer mm Sbaa aeatixt
s rorswv kkfb rweeed of SPJM see* Is tea
? bet year
??ale*t a 1*
? laenrU -
sa test ns the Ha? board*.
*>. the is-portallom ef she
Ibaw* ef sey ether el rep. tea
te keeeSBj taw record of I baa
*cro >bows sasre thee ? sw ss>,
(Ceetm led oa Second rage >
Numerous Enterprises Capital
ized and Started in Virginia
and the Carolinas.
SLATE WORK AT ARVONIA
Old Cotton Mills Enlarging and
New Ones Going Up in
(Special to Tbe Times-Dispatch.)
Baltimore. Md.. January 15?Among
the many Southern industrial and other
developmental enterprises reported in
this week's issue of tbe Manufacturers'
Record are the following :
Vlrittnia-Maryland Coal Corpora?
tion. Richmond, increased capital stock
from SUO.MO to leno.orjo for continued
development of its properties.
Louisiana Pulp and Paper Company,
New Orleans, was incorporated with
capital atook of tlSO.ono, and will expend
about 1100.000 to rebuild and eqiup
paper mill at Braithwaite. La.
Bowers Potter Company, Manning
ton. W. Vs.. was incorporated with
authorized capital stock of $500.000 to
Tampa Packing Company. Tampa.
Fla . will open bids about February 1
to erect tuero packing plant.
TV. S. Milne. Cleveland. Tenn.. to
reported ss to expend OK ?00 to erect
chair factory and operatives' dwellings
at Chattanooga. Tenn.
West Tampa Gas Company. Tamps.
Fla . wss Incorporated with capital
stock of lioo.ooo. and will extend mains
of Tampa Gas Company, of which it
Onslow dumber Company. -Jackson
Title. If. c . wss incorporated with
capital stock of HO.00a. to manufacture
lumber. . I
Ohio Toot Company. Columbus, o
was awarded contract to build plant in
tenth Charleston. W. Vs.. to coet about
Oumey Kearns and Th'jrlow Kearne.
High Point. N C-. will organise com?
pany with MMss capital stock to build
Pendleton Manufacturing Co.. An?
tun. S. C . was incorporated with capi?
tal stock of SlzS.en.
National Logging and Lumber Co .
Atlanta. Oa . was incorporated with
capital stock of BBS.on to manufacture
r -lclewood Manufacturing Co.. I
Knglewood. Tenn . was Inoorpo-T?;??!
with authorised capital steck or aV m
to build plant for manufacturing knit
*.rchor Mills. If uatemvine. N* C.
will erect additional building sni in?
stall MSSS spindles with sccompsnytng
Commonwealth Lumber Corporation.
Richmond. Va . was incorporated with
capitst stock of esff.eas to manufact'irs
National Slate Corporation Arvonss.
vs . wss inoorporsted with cspltal
stock o' Bh ass to develop state pro?
Lefitgh real Co . Fairmont. XT. Va..
wee meovporated with ' ?pttal stick of
lije <an to,dsreiop coal leasts.
OtaM M?a ar t c.s?-onis
N. C . will eeect sdditionnl bwilding and
lastffi sjss apt adlet wnth ecceatpaay,
mg n el ess eat.
Oulf One Co Bifcu. Miss, will in
corporate wfb < s pital sto. h ef P gstsat i
Alabama Pa- ktrg Co . Birmingham.
(Continned oa Seeoad Pef ?)
REAL ESTA t AND
BUILD HG NEWS
Richmond Realty Becomes
the Talk in Uttermost
Parts of Earth.
LETTERS OF INQUIRY
FROM BEYOND SEAS
Valuable Business Property
Agents Complain of Bad
Weather, but Keep on
Damp weather and shower* or rain
may sometimes have a bad effect on
the real estate business and prevent
or delay a sale here and there, but it
would take a second edition of Noah'a
deluge to wipe Greater Richmond off
the realty map or to drown its reputa?
tion as a good town in which to inveet
money in realty, for that reputation haa
gone to the uttermost parts of? tbe>
earth Yesterday I saw on the desk
of a Main Street agent a letter from
Hong Kong. China, one from Cuba,
one from Panama and a cablegram
from Rome, the Kternal f'tty. and also
a letter from the State of Washington,
which is about as far away from Rich?
mond as Cuba or Panama, and ail of
these communications bore upon the
real es'ate business and had reference
to transactions that have been made,
or are yet hanging upon the string, or
likely to get there soon.
Must Come to Old Virginia.
The letter from the distant State off
Washington was in the nature of an
inquiry and a little peculiar. The agent
gave me the pribilege of copying it;
and I propose to take the privilege of
printing it. Here it is: "Somewhere
down in Old Virginia there is a good
farm of 200 acres, more than half of
which is under ouitivation, stocked
with team and tools ready for work that
a practical farmer who gives good bank
and other references, who haa ability,
is honest and knows good busineas
methods, and who could rent for a year
or two with the privilege of buying.
I want it, and because it is in Old Vir?
ginia. I am forty-four years old.
married, have rive children, two good
sons, and we want to settle in Oid
Virginia." He will And the 200-acre
farm all right.
These four letters from the four cor?
ners of the earth, so to speak, and all
received by a Richmond real estate
agent in one day, create at least a sus?
picion that little old, soled, old Rich?
mond is very much on the map and
largely in the eye* of the people of tbe
Good Auction Sales.
Business was fairly good during the
week, although there were agents -'ho
blamed the rainy weather ".'or the dull?
ness they seemed to see. However, all
of the hustlers were optimistic as to
the outlook, although a large majority
of them were pessimistic or 'cuseimistic*
when called upon to divulge facts and
figures concerning the sales that they
claimed to have mud*.
J. Thompson Brown A Co. report the
sale of some West End acreage at BOO
per acre; a number of lots in Scott's
Addition, and other eales of minor
importance, two days our of the we~'c
being consumed by them lc an auction
sale of George W. Saunders' estate, in
conjunction with Pollard A Bagby, and
in spite of the unfavorable weather, they
j report tbe sale well attended. They
disposed of the entire estate, consist?
ing of eleven different pieces of prop?
The property sold was as follows:
MM East Canal Street, to P. K. Teiser,
for II S?; 107-107H East Canal Street,
to Solomon A Kiewe. for 14.000: 10* East
Canal Street, to Solomon A Kiewe. for
11.8?); 111-113 East Canal Street, to W.
E. Rupp. for S3.U0. 117-119 East Canal
i Street, to Solomon A Kiewe. for
?9.U0: 210 South Second Street, to Dr.
; Criah Harman. for ?2 000; 917 East
I Leigh Street, to Mrs.Bridget Mahoney,
. for ?.iv. tu Eggleeton Street, to Rev.
, Alfred Bagby. for $73?. Total. 821.72?.
Most of this property, it is said, vat
? purchased purely for permanent in?
vestment of idle funds.
J. D. Carneal A Son report the
amount of their sales during the week
at abet ?40.000. including a Broad
Street store to S T. Bererldge and
i Edwin It. Frost for ?M.ooo. and an Allen
. Avenue lot and a Park Avenue lot to
\V J. Oilman for ttS.000. They also
sold old Putnam s Theatre to W. H.
Adams, for $7.Mb). This firm, recorded
on yeeterday a deed to Georg? Sorg,
conveying the property at tbe northeast
corner of Second and Broad Streets for
i tat.J00. This was a sale made two or
Valaahle Factory Property Sold.
seldon Taylor A Son sold several
West End lots, mainly on Orovn
Avenue. The big sale which t hey closed
up was of manufacturing property to
the amount of tTO.ew the same being
three factory buildings and the lend
upon which they stand on the east side
! of Seventh S:r?et. between Cery and
Canal Streets, tbe buildings that hare
so long been used as a leaf toesjsssn
working plant by the "in-.ertcan Tev
bacco Company. This property fee** SV
frontage on Vever.tb Street of set fee*
and runs ba.-k on t'snal something over
13* feet It 1* the largest and Is consid?
ered the most valuable trackage tare*)
ertv In the heart off Richmond. O. O.
Worsbam was the purchaser. Mr. -
! Worsbam deoiiwes for tbe present to
.make known his tntenttona. bat fsafe.
certainty at that the property wUI fe*> ;
; used for some kind of manu facturus?;
Charlea A. ttoee Company made
some desls amounting >n the aggregate
to nearly (sn.ass Arnual their seise
were No. 17 Nortfe Fifh .street for
n.St. Noa. 8t4. i?. 14. It S and S? Wet* ,
Cary Street for tit Am. and 11* feat safe ' *
tbe Boulevard, bat??*? Floyd Avenue
end Main Street, for tt3 OS*
Golsan A Naafe eoid M feet on Oroatt
Avenue between lanmbardy and Vina
Streets to Mr* ttenaot. who will er*e? a
handsome borne on tbe sew.* .'bis eraa ft
slao sold flve bouses on f *c- - .eet
near tbe locomotive work*, a boesvtJ^H
w eshtwg'on retrace and e?veral lota
in tbe same suburb
Su'.tow A Co. sold, dur.ng tbe week,
the s?gfet brack teoea.er ***?
Cast atde of Hemsen 8t.ee* be* ween
KrankUn Street ind Park A-?o-i* for
SM Sat The i
?tweeer himhii fMM
M. MUssr m Co ?oM
en Cbwrc* Hal for MJS?
srsejsrtr ef ?-? ?? *->? kteatt
tbe west Ettal Rotttaeea * Pfe*~
.seed tb* "tore end flat st Hvkery
I c?bet1 streets for safest, Sserr
i laaa r*g*