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ON EPPA HONTON
Named as Nineteenth Member
of Great Medical Univer?
MAY ELECT M'GUIRE DEAN
Or. Johnston and Dr Tom pk ins
Not to Seek Honor?Merger
Plans in Shape.
Governor Mann act Ing on the rec?
ommendations, made by the two medi?
cal colleges, yesterday appointed the
following board which will rep,ace r to
old directorate arid will put into effect
the great medical university merger.
from the University College of.
Medicine?George L Christian, Rnh
moriil . I. 'A. Morris. Rlohssond; I, 1>
Taylor. Kichmond Ii. L. Cabell. '
itlchrnond . Thomas I. Moore Rich?
mond. William It Miller. Richmond.
.John Johnson. Alexandria. I'auius A.
Irving. rarmville: Robert C. Randolph.
From the Medn al CplsSgS of Virginia
? Dr. T. II Harries Suffolk; Dr J. N
Harney. I reden? ksburg . K I. BnSSSM
Richmond; C I'. ''ardwcll. Hanover
Dr. J. B. Fisher. Midlothian lohn S
llarwood, Richmond. Dr William L
Harris. Norfolk; J. D. Johnston.
Roanoke; H. S. Myers. t-orks of
The nineteenth member of theboaid.
normriated jointly by the two colleges. ?
is F.ppa Hunion, Jr
J. R. McCauley will oontlOIIS as sec- |
reatry of the hones), although a new
chairman must be elected. Dr. T II
Marnes is the prerent chairman of the
The appointment of these men by
the Governor marks the last official
step in the merger of the two colleges
Legally, the Cmversity College of;
Medn-ine has gone, out of SI 1st SITS
although actually it will continue as an '
independent Institution until June 1
nest. From all the men who worked j
eo untiringly for the Union come ex- ?
pressions of pleasure and satisfaction
with the board as appointed ye.terday.
It ts the universal belief that it will
ae* about its difficult task of reorgan?
ization in the utmost harmony and
with all selfish and persona! questions
eliminated The board must imme
diately outline a curriculum and elect
a faculty. The resignation of every
member of the present faculty has
been received and accepted, and while
many will be re-elected, it is probable
that" men from other cities will be
called to occupy chairs.
There are but two ofticlale to be ,
chosen: a chairman of the board of
visitors, who is merely a presiding offi?
cer, and a dean of the faculty. There
is no president of the college. The
board will elect its chairman and the
faculty its dean By a process of
elimination, it seesm apparent that Dr |
Stuart McOulre. now president of the ,
Cniversity College of Medictrve. will
kg the choice for the deanship
Dr. Christopher Tompkins. dean of
the present faculty of the Medical
College of Virginia, has antioui sd
that he will not stand for re-election
Public notice or Dr (Jeorge Ben John?
ston's withdrawal was given last night
to a reporter for The Times-Dispatch. \
"t'nder no circumstances will 1 SO cpt
the deanship,' Dr. Johnston said
With Dr. Tompkins and Dr Johnston
out or the field. Dr. Mof luire e election
seems certain The dutie? of UkS office
are exacting, and require almost con?
While no conflict of interests is anti- :
cipated in the reorganisation. Mr. Hun- ;
tons voice, as the nineteenth member!
?.f the board, will be the deciding one. j
Although he waa at one time a member
of the board of the Med mal College
of Virginia. Mr. Humor, is expected
|0 bring an mMngsd mind into the
union, and, it is believed, will cast his
vote solely on the side of merit The
critical point of the merger will be '
reached when the board begins the.
?election of a new faculty.
Artlnn of Detinue.
Suit was instituted yesterday in -he
Law arid Kquity Court by John S.
Williams against Hona Martin Mittie.
Martin and Mary 1-aiinie Mar'in in a'l
ac'ion of detinue to recover property
valued at ?300
HOW TO SUCCEED
During the la?t few years conditions in
all lines of business, even professional life,
have changed so completely that every
man waking up to the fact that in order
to win success he must specialize and learn
to do some one thing and do it well.
So it is with any article that is sold to
tlie people. It must have genuine merit
or no amount of advertising will maintain
the demand for the article.
For many years wc have watched with
muili interest the remarkable record main-,
taincd by Dr. Kilmer - Swamp Root, ihe
great Kidney, Liver and Bladder Remedy.
From the very beginning tla- proprietors
had ><> much confidence in it that they
invited every one to test it, free of cost,
i It is a plnsician's prescription.
Iluy have on file thousands of letters
received from former sufferers who are
now enjoying good health as a result of
: its use. ,
However, if \ou wish first to try a *ain
plc bottle, address Dr. Kilmer & Co.,
Binghaniton, N. V , and mention this
paper. They will gladly forward you a
Sample !x>ttlc by mail, absolutely free.
Regular sizes for sale at all druKtf: ?
fifty cents and one dollar.- Advertisement.
?n'niued fron, 1 n -? f
in this paper. Briefly and categori?
cally stated, the chief points he touched
are given at tlie head of rhu- ar'.i -le
Keasnich's .Municipal Hand which
enlivened the waits with popular aisr.
broke out into ' When I Oet You Alone
To-Night" as soon as Mr Carnngtori
finished It played Be My Little
Haby Bumblebee" as a curtain pesos
when tlie meeting closed at II O'clock
with a short ex tempore talk by Gov?
ernor Mann, so there could have been
no saturnine design
The Chamber of Commerce, said
Bishop O'Connell early in his talk,
stood, m his mind, for the embodi?
ment of all that was worthy in Rich?
mond commercial life. Since spe?
cialization has made commerce an
accurate science. there was need of
just such an organization, he said, to
apply to the ever-changing problems
of business the tests and investigations
which individuals alone could not
Suggests New Service.
One suggestion from the bishop In
particular seemed to appeal to the
gathering, which applauded vigorously.
The large amount of money now in?
trusted to savings banks, he thought,
might, following the practice tn Ger?
many, be invested to better advantage
in industry There was only needed,
he said, an agency which should recom?
mend to the small investor those enter?
prises which offer a sufilcient degree of
The Chamber of Commerce, he
said, might, in its expert knowledge
of fcasal enterprises, compile a sort of
blue list of reliable and safe industries,
and thus perform a real service to both
the man with a small amount of money
to invest and to the industries them?
After thirty years in far-removed
sections of this and other countries,
said Bishop O Connell, he returned
last year to find a city imbued with a
new vitality and a new business
psychology The growth of Rich?
mond is solid, he said; and no; the no
suit of a false boom He said :
Before the war 'he genius of Virginia
found its best expression in the fleid of
etetesaseaskdp; during the great war
Virginia forged to the front in feats
of arms why shall not Virginia, and.
in particular Richmond, now that the
war is over and almost forgotten, be?
come just as pre-eminent in the field
of trade and commerce'' '
-More Kederal Supervision.
Congressman-Elect Montague, own?
ing his talk, pointed out the difficulty
of tracing the relationship between an
industrial community and its repre-er:t
ative in Congress?the subject which,
he said had been thrust upon him. !
The well-defined trend towards na?
tional supervision of big business, he \
said, made industry more and more
subject to Kederal control, and re- j
moved it more and more from the
influence of State laws
The improvement of -lames River. ?
said Mr Montague, will always be a ;
pressing duty imposed upon every rep-;
n>sMitat(*s of Richmond in Congress.
und will bo one of hin greatest concern*
as a member of the House of Represent -
atlve? iio declared hlmselr to be in
favor of an adequate currency reform
measure, and of a revision of the
tariff downward "by degree*'* gradual
? enough to prevent acute disturbances
The Congressman ? eleet remarked
I humorously that a large number of his
constituents believed that he hud
' duties far more important at this
i time than tho study of his course in
c< tigress. The importunities of these
he said, have left him a good deal
' distracted He did not sec. he said. wh>.
one who was elected to legislate should
be expected also lo name persons |..;
t of fit e
representative. Not Agent
"Doubtless." said Mr llegtggns
summing up from all angina his rela
lintiship to the business interests of
Richmond and the Third Dfstn ???
? there will be times when we will
disugree 1 was brought up on Burke,
anil believe with him that a representa?
tive is ?different from an geant When
differences arise I shall a< t in the light
of my best judgment When th.t'
longer coincides with the judgment of
, my constituents they will retail me
and send another man in m f plei S
In response to the invitation of
: President Carrington and the unani
mous call of the members QOvOraoe
i Mann who occupied a seat on the
I stage, addressed the, meeting foi a few
? minutes He drew attention to the
) trade opportunities that will open te
I Richmond with the completion of 'he
Panama Canal and urged a tSrOS lei
scheme of .lames River Sstssresopsaeal
to take care of Richmond's shipping
CLAIM ORDERED PAID
Keeper of Joseph Br>an Park Will Gel
The A drill rust r a' i ve Board yesterday
instructed the Kupeniileiiden* oi thi
Water Works to pay 125 to Miss Ruth
Carmen for injuries received by p
ping into a defec tive water meter t.ox
The resignation of Di Holmaii Bor
j nard as an interne at the City Home
' Hospital was received and accepted.
Dr. Uernard with the consent of mem
bets of the medical staff, having ac?
cepted a position with the Chesapeake
and Ohio Railway hospital service.
The Hoard went into a formal elec?
tion of a laborer to assist Keepe: p. A
Lane at .Joseph Bryan Park, the posi- .
tion falling to Joe Warriner. In the
'. three years that this park was under
' control of the (irounds and Buildings
1 Committee practically the whole ap?
propriation was expended, except that
, for the new concrete dam, in erecting
; a house f or Keeper Lane, and for plac?
ing in It electric lights, telephone, sew
?rage and other conveniences, prac- ;
j tkseliy nothing having been done with
the park proper.
The superintendent of the Oas
Works was instructed to advertise for ,
, bids for nine new gas benches to be
I installed at the Gas Works when funds
George K. Bowerman to Speak on Local
George K. Bowerman. librarian of the
Washington. D. C. Public Library,
will deliver an address on "Why Rich?
mond Needs a Public Library" at a.
lunsheon under the auspices of the
Richmond Kducation Association at
the Richmond Hotel at 1 V) O'clock tO
day The library committee of the as?
sociation has invited representatives of,
various organizations interer'ed in se- |
curing a public library for the city to j
arrange for a permanent citizens' com-1
mittee to work for this end. The Mayor
and other guests will also speak. Wynd- j
ham R Meredith will preside It is hoped
- to inaugurate a campaign of education
with the assistance of library experts
to arouse Richmond to the pressing ,
, need of a public library.
NEGRO EDUCATOR SPEAKS
President Morris, of "small wood Insti?
tute. Addresses Colored Sorlet>.
I nder the auspices of the Dunbar
Literary and Historical Society. Rev.
I C. S. Morris. D. D.. president of Small
wood Memorial Institute and pastor
of the Bank Street Baptist Church.
Norfolk. last night delivered an inter- ?
esting address at the Third Street Afri
eaa Methodise Church. It was along
educational lines and touc hed on sub- j
jects relating to the colored race
Dr. Morris was introduced by Dr R. I
C. Brown. A large audience was pres?
ent and enjoyed his talk The lecture
is one in a series of the winter course |
held by the -iwi? y_
Join hands to make
Post Tavern Special
A tasty blend of Northern Wheat and Corn
and Southern Rice.
Sweet, Flavoury, Nourishing.
A Good Old-Fashioned Porridge that every
one would relish for
At Grocers everywhere, Packages 10 and 15c, except in extreme West
fmrnmrn CW Cc., ?d. Bade Oeek. Mick
ANNUAL REPORT TO CHAMBER
At lh< annual meeting of the Richmond
? bimlMT ml Coiamcni1 Us ?resident ., < \
p?cted to submit a report, embodying therein
the ?frort? tuil accomplishment- of Hie put
year, and throw ahead a searchlight oa trie
most 1'ioniiucot maller? in Us path for tfcVfl
ensuing year; ao to the tsnst of ray ability
I now apply myself to thU dut>.
In accepting rny office a year ago I i.in:!>
mentioned ihe leading features ?hieb we
hoped lo accomplish, the most imporiaut of
which was the acquirement of the hi. hmotid
disks at a very reasouable price through the
signal forethought and Intelligent ..? si Ihe
fill Council The acquisition af iii.se
Seeks ftbi-n adequately and properly im?
proved, will mean lo Richmond - rnaauri
more than any one ran estimate, and in eon
?atetloa wub the great interest thai is now
aroused on the subject of waterways, em
nsrlailj the Atlantic Inland waterways, cur
city will reap the benefit of every interest.
The f;>rt that our city to-dar Is one of the
most densely populated In the country, makes
in- acquisition of more territory n.ost im?
portant, ami at this ihnr we are glad to Ik-*
able lo report that everything looks fa TOTS, bag
for earl) union In llus direction Commit I. ? ?
from the City Council and Board ol Aider
men have been appointed, with whom a .
ommittec from the Chamber of Csgegairsu
is conferring, to work out. in an iiitelior. v
and ? ffective way. this great plan This c -
' r. asi in our terrilorj will mean not only
?'. Kreut dial lo i In commercial inn rests, hut
il will enable the engineers properly lo pro
MsTM treets Um ate mains arid pipe* and In
such a way as to Insure ui a city built not
only id a manner plea-ing to tiie eye. but Is a
scientific nisnin r a- lo hygirnie conditions
It will give to the present gi n. rail.in untold
? Saatarl and convenience' and protection,
and to the city Increased revenues to inert
the expense incident lo this acquisition,
and lo the succeeding generation a herltairc
of forethought and consideration, in the end
that out children's children will rise up and
? all Us blessed
Better Homes for Workmen.
One of the most important questions now
being considered by the chamber Is thai of
belter housing of the wage earners, par?
ticularly those earning comparatively small
wages, which is a very large majority The
chamber m>w has a concrete plau on foot which
it will soon project, to develop a scheme by
wbnh this end will be accomplished and give
good rriurns to the investor therein.and will
be a most potent factor in giving to our
manufacturers the proper housing of the das?
of labor which they so much need.
The great accomplishment of the Rich?
mond Washington and Chesapeake Kailway
originally the Northern Neck Railroad), we
are assured will certainly be brought about
Before another year rolls around, we hope to
be able to state on what date this great
country will be opened up to Kicbmond'I
trade and people.
The Kichmond and Kappabannock River
Railway, built solely by Kichmond men and
Kicbmond capital, has progressed most rapid?
ly, touching a country that needs only
transportation facilities, for development,
and Ibe trade and people it will bring to our
city will be most important. A bridge If
now being constructed by a company of
Kichmond citizens across the Mat'aponl
River, at W#s,t Point recently renamed
Port Richmond . putting us in direct com?
munication with a rich and fast developing
The amalgamation of the two great medi?
cal colleges Just consummated will add still
further fame to Richmond as a medical
centre Tbls act most distinctly demon?
strates the great spirit of co-operation that
is pervading this good old city, and lb* self
sacrifice thai was. no -?oubt. necessary for
this accomplishment is. indeed, worthy of
the greatest commendation.
Not only the spending power of the stu?
dents Is a great material consideration, bul
their influence, no matter where they go.
will always be felt.
, Many Big Industries.
Richmond has seen in the past year the
launching of many large and new industries,
whose interests Ihe chamber has promoted
In every way possible. We have seen large
houses of trade and manufacture grow larger. ?
and comparatively small houses grow large,
and the spirit of development has pervaded
every branch of business activity throughout
We cow have a sky-line of towering buildings
tbai stand aloft, proclaiming from the clouds
our city's growth and enterprise. Among
tbe chiefest of these Is the Chamber of Com
MM and Manufacturers' Building, stand- '
ing ten stories, on a high elevation, at tbe
corner of Sixth and Main Streets On Ibe
top floor will be the offices and auditorium
of the chamber, and it will l>e most gratifying
If as many as possible of those organizations
formed for specific purposes could be housed
in this building, so that the chamber could
conveniently accord to them the use of ihr
auditorium whenever ihnr Convenience called
As the name suggests, the first three floors
of this building will be used by the Manu?
facturers' "Exhibit Association, which asso?
ciation is now a corporate body ThU mode
of advertising has been found mn-t effectual
In other places, and every manufacturer of
our city should Join the Manufacturers
Exbibit Association and take advantage of
it* opportunities to economically and effect?
ively put bis goods on permanent exhibition,
under the care and direction of a competent
Th'- chamber has sent delegates 10 all con?
ventions whose purposes were such that we
could learn how to provide for our needs and
learn wisdom from others, and how best to
use our opportunities.
Tb' thanks of ihe .hamber are especially
From President Carrington's Annual Report
WHAT I lit: < H \MBI.K DID IN 1912.
Increased ltd membership from H00 I? 1,417.
Created a Bureau of Trade Eitensloa to advertise Richmond's trade, with tbe
emblem. "Richmond, the Market Plare af the South."
Took the Initiative la protesting against, ana pr- verting, advance la freight ratea
on leaf tobacre from Ibe West. which, if aut into effen, would have daae Irreparable
injury lo Ihe etty'a labaeeo industry.
Instituted complaint, now pending before the Interstate <?emrarrce Caaiaiiaaiaa.
against discriminatory swltrhlag tariffs Imposed b> railroads ia this city.
Secured a number of new enterprises including a large buggy and wagea fatter?,
whirk will be installed hare soon.
Called a convention of represen.ativea from Southern State?, whlrh adopted
resolaiions urging prompt arlion on a national banking and carrcary reform Mil.
I.aunriied a movement for the erection of a union paasenger station at Fifteenth
and Main Streets.
I ffi f it d an arrangement with the Richmond. F'rederlcksbarg and Potomac Railroad
giving enlarged mileage-ticket privileges between itirhmond and Northern poiata.
WHAT THK t HtMHKK WAN Is
Annetalion of suburban areas to be developed as sites for worklngmen'a homes
further improvements lo James River and development of free municipal wharf
Erection of a modem sreel and concrete bridge to replace the antiquated struelare
which now spans lha river at Ninth Street.
Opening up of adequate approarh lo new Mayo Bridge now under construction.
Acquisition of new territory so as te give eiiy a well-rounded contour with a redac?
tion of do* nt own. conges lion.
A belt line lo facilitate and economize the ??Ilching lo prirate tracks.
A union passenger .-talian at Fifteenth and Main Streets.
Heiter railroad connection between Richmond and Ihe \alley and contiguous
roanlies. to rneble Richmond newspapers lo reach that section of the Slate in advance
of ihe papers from the large Northern cities,
gsteaeeea of Richmond influence in territories lo be opened to this city by Ihe
Richmond and Rappahannock River Railway, aew uader construction, and the proposed
Richmond. Wasbingtoa and C hesapeake Railway.
Manufacturing. S10*.000.000: increase of 100 per rent ia tea years.
Jobbing. gS5.uO6.000; increase of 100 per cent in lea years.
Rank capital and surplus. SI6.000.000: increase of 202 per ceal ia ten years.
Hank deposits, S49.090.000: increase of I 2S per ceal in ten yeras.
Railroad traffic. 3,000,000 tons; increase of 75 per rent In ten years.
Meg eta, arrommodatiens for 1.000 guests; increase af 100 per ceal in five years.
si< modern office buildings, containing 1.400 offices, all built wilbin ten yesrs.
Sii modern office buildings, ranging from ten to twenty atarles In height, remaining
1.400 offices, ill built within ten yerrs.
Telephones. IS,165: increase of 371 per rent in ten years.
Progress as medical centre marked by union of the two large medical colleges of
WHERE RICHMOND LEADS.
Largest single bio' ling paper enterprise ia the world.
Largest cigarette factory In tbe world.
Largest wood-working plant in Ihe world.
Large-- baking powder plan, in the world.
Locomotive planl that built ihe largest locomotive in the world.
Largest cigarette manufacturing city in Ihe I nited States, making 2.500.000.00S
cigarettes, or one-fourth of the country's output annually.
Largest financial centre between Baltimore aad New Uroeans.
due the Committee on the Improvement of
James JUver. which, at a great sacrifice and
a' some disadvantages, attended the National
River and Harbor Congress, and we. with tbeir
aid and our secretary were aole to take some
steps in the direction of having the appropria?
tion of 175.000. which bad been recommended
by the engineers, increased. This work is
now receiving our immediale attention.
Junes Hr. er Improvement.
The chamber's work In the past In keeping
alive the great subject of improvement of
James River ha? been one of the greatest
achievements in Its history, and every nerve
should be strained to continue in the line of
furthering any project that will aid In getting
deeper and still deeper water in the James
River, which is the keynote to our city's
In the past ?year the chamber has inaugurat?
ed the bureau of trade extension, handled
by a committee appointed from tbe sub?
scribers Iber? to. ThU bureau has for its
purpose the economical and co-operative ad
\ ? r' iscment of Richmond's trade, and its
emblem Richmond?the Market Place of
tbe South'?should bring' to this bureau
every wholesale house and manufacturer in
our city. This bureau is administered through
the business managers office and. with a
committee of the brightest and broadest
business men of our rlt y. if properly supported,
can be made a means of baling our city's
trade intelligently, economically and ade?
quately advertised, and in bringing bouses
together in a c.(-operative spirit, that alone
has benefits that cannot be computed
The advertising committee has done much
effective work in various ways, the most
striking of which is the gelling out. In con
Junction with the city, a book on Richmond
of Yesterday and To-day. ' which briefly,
but strikingly, gives the leading features of
The inland trade committee, which passes
on all matters handled by tbe traffic bureau,
has been, as usual, exceedingly active. Tbe
leadinir features of its accomplishment are:
Taking the initiative In protesting against
and preventing the advance in freight rates
on leaf tobacco from ibe West, which, if
acceded to. as suggested by certain Wr-rrn
and Northern railroads, would have done an
injury to our tobacco interests of this city
that would have been irreparable.
The switching tariffs.which we have every
hfipe will be decided favorably lo Richmond s
;nicrisis, are now being considered by the
Interstate l onnnrrrr Commission.
The suggesiion and. no doubt, future ad- I
vocacy of a bell line, to facilitate and econo?
mize tbe switching lo private tracks, and
other matters which will be more fully treated
in a separate report, which will be mailed to
every member, will most pointedly demon?
strate the great importance of this branch
of the chamber's work
line of tbe chief features, wbicb will not
tie treated, is ibe fact that this bureau, every
week of the year, without litigation or delay,
unravels entanglements, and does it in a such
manner thai It should. If it does not. receive
the thanks of both the shippers and tbe pub?
lic service corporations.
Tbe committee on membership, tbe foun?
dation of our very existence, bas nol only
bean persistently and effectively working,
hut. under its auspices, a special campaign
w.vs inaugurated for new members, and the
result of this so far stands out as tbe most
successful ever carried out. due lo the energy
and enthusiast- and intelligent work of this
committee. and every single individual
should ever be remembered as a personal
illustration of unselfish and bighminded work.
This committee s work nev er ends.
Tbe committee on business enterprises
has given much careful thought to the many
matters brought to its attention, and bas done
a great deal of work that has not only been
successfully accomplished, but the culmina?
tion of several large enterprises in the very
near future will be among its results. Tbe
? re. tinn of a wagon and buggy factory should
certainly be consummated
The committee on legislation, during tbe
last session of the Legislature, were called
on to give much of their valuable time to
various questions directly touching the com?
mercial interests of our city, and to every one
of these gentlemen there should be a vote of
thanks for the painstaking and effective rnan
mT in which their arduous duties were ac?
The special committees appointed for
various purposes have shown an intelligent,
patriotic and unselfish devotion lo the con?
sideration of the various matters for which
they were appointed
The committee on annexation is now wait?
ing foe a report from the Council, which,
wr hope, will he In such shape as tbe chamber
can indorse and bring every influence to bear
to carry through their recommendations
The committee on the Ninth Street bridge
has been able to do very little until the report
from the committee on streets tat made
This matter baa now been taken op by tbe
' dn inis. rsMv e il.<srd and reouest? for plans
wilt at once be issued. It is certainly our
purpose ? > do everything possible to see that
everv detail to the construction of
bridge shall he ready by tbe time rhe Mayo
Island bridge Is ready for aee.
? nrresry Reform.
The special committee on banking aad
rurrrnry reform called together representa?
tives from several *outbem "Hates and passed
resolutions urging prompt action on a hank?
ing and currency refrrtn bill, and advomtlg
?urh a bill as would bars for Ha parpss
ihe issiil-g of "irrencp by the p^verrr
ih eugh a central association
Iceaafreas to take this important
of politic*, and carry It to
promptly ** great seeds of
demand The chief feature of a I
endorsed by -he leading haaioeaa mn
student* of economical sad financial
Hon. and It should be at once enacted ia
merit tor no the union der. .
.?urated Ha work by rwlNng ?-sfefher the
gs of the railroads whom we wish taj 1
Implicated and. while there were aspen,
n by settee why they mold aoi corns a
?rives pp tar agagualllaii. the mm mitt
advantage* anil r
entntng in overheat
Shoes,?. Valley at
The ansaht gill
aside te a* all
Industrial aad ?l?a
and i ? 'ns? great
th? reamh-r H
haW eoSfrl Kilted *S
ra tsar eltr.
The tvaaoiasg las-n
ten years of 100 per cent.
Jobbin*?ru.ow.oou: an increase in ten years
of 100 percent.
Telephones have increased in ten years
from Mai to !6.l*j. or Jtt percent.
Kichmond leads In having the largest
single business of blotting paper in the
world; the largest manufactory of cigarettes
In the world: tbe largest woodworking plant
in the world, and the largest baking powder
plant in the world, and here are the cannon
balls and shells made for tbe United States
Here is located an industry that has made
the largest locomotive in tbe world, and this
enterprise bas increased over luu per cent. In
the past few years, and we trust that our ad?
vantages as a manufacturing polut will be
continued to be recognized by this great
factor to our city's everlasting good.
In tobacco?ita leading industry?we handle
90.009 009 to ?O.oon.arjo pounds of leaf, and manu?
facture and ship to all points of the country
and tbe world about urri.oou pounds
We manufacture here J.juB.OUO.onu cigarettes,
the largest output of any one district, and all
practically from one factory . about, one-four:h
of tb? output of the United States.
Great financial Centre.
Our posjtida as a financial centre of the
South is more'strongly established during the
past six mouths than ever before, with the
kargest banking interest between Baltimore
and New Orleans: two large, million-dollar
trust companies over-subscribed in a week,
all tent) to give our city a prestige in the finan?
cial world that will attract industries and bor?
rowers of the highest order
Tbe hank and trust companies of Rich?
mond now have a capita! and surplus of
I tls.000.000. an increase in ten years of ? in?
cent : deposits of ?49.000 ? an increase in
' ten years of 12* per rent.. thus not only being
: able to finance liberally every interest of our
: city, but to extend every business to a large
degree, in doing their part in building up the
contiguous States of the South.
Utk hniond s great advantages for manu?
facturing Is ihe cause of this increase, and.
as tbey become more and more known, will
add in a most remarkable degree to her
Here we have five railroads and are given,
to a considerable degree, competitive rates
and free switching, the great James River
making many rates on a water-borne basts.
We are near the great coal fields, giving
Electric power, generated by the water
falls of James River, which have hardly
been touched, suggests future potentialities
that can only be dreamed of.
W> have one of the lowest tax rates.
Our Insurance rates are tbe lowest possible,
where buildings.are properly constructed.
And we have a fire department so efficient
that, for fifteen years, tbey have confined ths
fire to every building in which it started.
We have a climate in wbirb work can be
done practically the year through, and we
have labor, skilled a?d unskilled, on the oes*
terms with their employers.
Our street car system, reaching out in every
din - tion of our city, gives a service thai Is
second lo none.
Tbe transportation companies entering our
city for HUB carried over J.oOO.Oon tons. Thla
Is estimated by competent traffic men to be
an increase of 7i per cent In ten years.
To Meet New Requirement
The business of Richmond has far out
stripped the transportation facilities, and few
of our railroads have properly anticipated
our commercial growth. But we have every
reason to believe that at least two of the rail
roads that have not foreseen this growth
are now making adequate plans properly to
meet requirements. And. in passing, f beg
to submit that there wilt be no better way to
get more room for freight operations than
put all passenger train* over James River
Into tbe Union Depot at fifteenth and Main
Streets, and thence through the valley to
their several destinations.
The chamber has had under consideration
for some time the question of better connec?
tion and communication with the Valley and
contiguous coaniies We must first grt our
newspaper* 10 tbe people in advance of those
from the larger Northern cities, and a coaa
DBittee will be appointed for tbe purpose of
solving this problem
During tbe past year the chamber has
acted with tbe city in being bo->t to several
important convention*, tbe largest of which
was that of the United Commercial Travelers,
whose influence for oar city s good is too well
known to make mention of hare Tho*e
conventions have an advertising value which
our City Council has wisely recognised, and
sincere thank* are hereby returned to Ibem
for I heir broad-minded manner in working
through and with the chamber la a. quiring
aad entertaining these important
The committee on conventions ha
tbe policy of confining their invitatio
to convention* of a national character and
have hern most successful and fudtriow* ia
their effort* During 1*11 the foAowlag are
the mo*: important that wilt he with us
The Education Conference of the South
The National Saddlery aad Harness Asso?
Tbe American Backing Institute
Tbe American (ias Institute
The Playground* aad Recreation Associa?
tion of America
Retail Hardware Dealers' Assoriatioe of
North and South faroliaa
American Association of Rail way Foremen
Hoi eta aad Convention*
The Importance of nearly every one of
theae bodies I feet aar?, adtt bring ige proper
response from the chamber s metaherwhip
to are that tbey are heanttabty aad protseri
aad cared for The good hn>
that have been so recent It erected aad
every egvs navda fall dem?si '-.r -r? '
There will he before tat* rear easnv als SKve
' ' aa"'*
? sera sgs-'we had a .Ina?? a?o?vern
effce tsgglM. ssst that feu- of 'be aig tee
opened ST *?* hn ready witM* the tMee af
How often does this
question bob up in your
home? It's perfectly natu?
ral, for ever)' one should
have some recreation after
the clay's work.
And no one need want
for it where there's a
Victor in the home.
Why not get a Victor
for your home? Come in
and see us about
Victors $10 to
$100. \ 'ictor-Vic
trolas $15 to $250.
Terms to suit.
Successors ('.title Piano <'
213 E. Broad
fscturlng and financial position Prom these
facta lei us gain an Inspiration tha' will give
us a courage anil a i "i:tl(i'ii ??? tli.r ar ? but
t be harblager of a greater gr.ovih an J devel >p
ment. Let each and e*ery member of ? Ms
body fee! that he- has eoDtrioacjJ n.. .*
to tb,t upbuilding of what ?r are ap..| tia> wo
will be One its officer.-, your ? -iti/e>.
cheerful and loyal -ui'p-*' A ,, o-iity
what are ihe funeii.>ns of a Chamber u l oin
ra?T? It should be the hWh belief i at It
is founded on tile b-'JV >_?? of al u iaa
and high purpose, t > safeguard ani pr i >;o
every business intere-l of the c.t; . t i a: ilrj
and use information ?c hinr n ;rv \, aaO
of a city's life, and always aeUag intparii. Uy
Spirit ?f i '.-operation.
The Richmond Chamo r ut (.'onusjroa
co-operates with overv oilier . omt/cial
body of the city which is fount!**! for s ) :I*J.
specific purposes, and always stand? .vady
to give them Its aid and suo;>or I '. ;>;Mic
measures touching ;hri- parttcula.' needs.
To its board of director- is ciai v eyed tHe power
to act for the whole body, and tbi* ao.vrj Is
made up of me;, repnaeatativea of .arlous
branches of the interests of tho ctcmber's
membership. It is compos.,! of the leading
men In their several callings men who tre tho
builders of their own position* and con?
ditions, men whom money could not pay for
the time and thoiis'it. they civ.- the chamber's
interest*, but it is given from a sense of civic
duty and pride N'o one ha* ever heard of
any officer in the cbamhi r advancing any
selfish purpose or promoting any personal end
When subjects are considered t>> committees
especially selected therefore, every phase of
the question is brought eul and bosh sides
are always hoard and their decisions confirmed
by the hoard of directors, and they should
oe. and I believe are. true and correct.
We have nearly I .am members representing
practically Richmond s commercial, manu?
facturing, financial and. for a great part,
professional Interests, and for this great
power there comes a like responsibility, and
every position taken by the chamber should
be carefully considered before acting
This report would not be complete without
proper acknowledgment being made to ths
public press, through whose columns we de?
pend, not only for the publication of our
activities and purposes, hut for that expression
of public opinion in matters touching tha
commercial and civic interests of our city.
Our relations with the various branches of
the city government are absolutely harmoni?
ous, and it Is ever the chamber's desire to
?o-oper-le and back up with its whole strength
"very measure Introduced for-our city a good
and development, and tbat this relationship,
tbouid exist la recognisexl by all as belog most
The Administrative Board has Just coma
Into office and should, and we bops will,
be a great means to the end of sn economical
and scientific method of handling the city's
A great opportunity is given at this Urns of
appreciating and meeting the needs of present,
conditions and great future development of
Loyalty of Members.
I wish particularly to accentuate lbs fact
tbat this chamber's work and prestige is duo
lo the intelligent, persistent sod loyal work of
the .several heads of their departments.
Officers of the chamber are for a while, an*}
then troy fadeaway: but the secretary, tho
business manager and the manager of th*
traffic bureau have become permanent Insti?
tutions, and in their several capacities no
?resident of this body could give (be sera lea
.hat (he office demands without tbrir counsel
ind aid each in bis respective department.
I wash personally to thank the vire-preet
Jen(s and the other members of the executive,
-oromotee for the interest and the whole
leaned manner or giving up their time andbea*
bought wben called upon to solve some knot
y problem of policy or detail, and. gentlemen.
h?y are numerous. The board of directors,
ind especially including (be eg-presldenta. ara
lot oaly due the warmest thanks of the pre.si
lent for their manifestation* nf public spins
a eh* chamber's work, but to there are duo
hs thanks of the whole commercial Interesta
or the wise, broad, ecu?prehensive views and
x sltlons on the many questions that com*
The rank and file of the chamber s member
ibsp I wish to thank most heartily for (bet*
(lustration of confidence aad esteem, and their
iniversal commendation m the chamber*
rork has. indeed, been a mighty help.
Now. gentlemen, the time has arrived
rhirh ends my term as president of your
>od). and I cannot find adequate words to
sprees my appreciation of your loyalty/,
?ncouragement and responsive aasrit in all US*
Batters under my administration Let your
altB. enthusiasm and work continue and
?our Influence will cause the further arcom
illshment of the Richmond Chamber or Coss
nerce to be baa the shadow of the com lag
treat of it* power for good la this city.
T ?1 C A R KT \ < ? TON" _?
BI LLET CRASHES THROl f.H
WIN D(1H OF OFFICER'S HOME
Patrolman W E Clark*, of tho
Second District, wasstar'led before dav
Sei ond District wa- art " l beforw
lay break yesterday morning by a bull?s
which crashed through a second-story
window of his home st lit Plum Street.
I' wes i'ii' ..Sr.t a--*-'a;t. tho
source of the shot. The stray buPos
lid little damage aside from smashiasj
?ist the Hsd t as-siae.
;>i Krri'in colored was BT?
r.-st.' itrvitnen Ber
id Koikes on the < harge of hsvisa*.
POLICEMAN HURT M
fn.ee Jones Has Ugly Gash Torn tut
ace fthea Tarawa trass gate) Patrol.
. an ?w T tones of th* First
was badlv cat atw it ? ? faou
ee'erdav morning wben Is* waa tnfowsj
roir. 'n* rear a'.ep *?? ?*??? . 'bile
at Twentieth and I" ? S'e**g
rne machine struck a ? .? ? r- ?"*>
'or Dr O. C Past* City Ho,
tats an* surgwon to test- ??lev?
a It .lease was removed to
?Si North Twwnty third Stn
A call far th* patro. was s>
rastn by poi son* who saw 1 I Hi
sweaty years old a farm? tti
Henrtoo County wading la
water* of 'h* " --a
he bad boar, ef-'naVeg He dm
?tut by Dr Peg* sad ?eiern to tee