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DjpfjU uctlon That May Be Prevented.
? Small Cost toHfefate and Owners
$*'< of Timber Land?.
STATE FORESTER GIVES ALARM
Brerr Year Virginia looses Big Sum
v fjjrJWainea in the AVpods?Govern
?' ment and State Stand to Help.
Co-Opcration the Word.
-Tho season when forest fires may
he prevented In Virginia Is not far
away, and it Is well enough for the
people to begin to take measures for
Forest fires have been prevalent for
years In all parts of Virginia, and
have done an Incalculable amount of
Injury to merchantable timber, young
growth, tho soil, and frequently to
other property, such as houses, barns,
fences, orchards, farm crops, etc. For
merly tho damage was not thoroughly
realized, particularly In backward sec
tions and where timber was relatively
abundant. Hut with the spread of ed
ucation and with tho Increasing scarcity
and the resulting higher prices of tim
ber, there has come an Increasing re
alization of the enormous amount of
the annual destruction of property by
forest fires, which must amount to
over 1600,000 per year to merchantable
timber alone, to ray nothing of the
damage to young growth and to the
?There has como a very widespread
determination among citizens of Vir
ginia that this senseless destruction
shall cease, and in placo of the former
feeling of helplessness, there is a re
alization that Virginia timber can be
protected just as well as that of some
ofC.the Northern and Western States
where very efllclent State fire-protec
tive systems are now In operation, at
a.'lrifllng cost, compared to the value
of* the timber protected. One South
ern State?Maryland?has for years had
a*flre-protectlve system, which is be
coming more efficient constantly, and
tho.-.beginning of such a system has
already been made In Virginia and in
parts of the adjoining States of Ken
tucky, West Virginia and North Caro
lina. A very effective beginning ha*
been made In several counties of Vir
ginia through tho co-operation of tho
Inderal government, the State gov
ernment, and either the county gov
ernment or the timber-land owners.
METHOD OF CO-OPERATION
Tho Forest Service of the United
States Department of Agriculture la
helping tho States to protect them
selves against fire by providing a cer
tain amount of money to be spent in
paying the salaries of patrolmen and
watchmen. This money can be spent
only where the States themselves are
making an organized effort to prevent
fires. The State of Virginia Is now
able to take advantage of thii offer
of^V-ho Federal government, and through
agreement between the Secretary
of Agriculture, at Washington, and
the State Forester of Virginia, at
Charlottesville, a small sum has been
allotted to the State of Virginia, to
be spent for-fire prevention under lb*
direction of the State forester.
The amount is too small to cover the
State thoroughly, hence it has been
dccided that it shall be used only In
localities where there Is enough local
interest in fire protection to make
either tho county supervisors or the
tlmberland owners willing to go to
an expense equal to that of the gov
ernment. This plan results automatic
ally in the money being spent where
it is tho most needed and where it
will do the most good.
TEX COUNTIES APPROPRIATE
MONEY FOR FIRM PROTECTION
The county supervisors have legal
authority to appropriate mouey for
purposes of fire _ protection. After a
few years, this'Snay take the'form of
paying for tiie service of forest war
dens and perhaps men employed by
them for the time actually spent In
fighting fire, but in the meantime a
beginning should he made by the em
ployment of patrolmen. Such men
work on a monthly basis only during
the dangerous seasons, particularly in
the spring and fall, usually about four
months per year, depending upon the
dryness of the season. In cases where
the county authorities will pay the
salaries for such patrolmen for one
half of their time, they can be pp.ld for
the other half of their time by the
United States government, and an offer
to this effect is mado to the county
authorities by the State forester, as
long as tho government money holds
out. These men are selectd and ap
pointed by the State forester with the
advice of the county supervisors and
other persons interested,, are local men,
thoroughly familiar with their district
and widely acquainted in the county.
Their appointment Is made on th?
basis of efficiency alone, and experience
has proved that capable and reliable
men can be secured for this work. It
is the duty of such men to travel
throughout their district during the
dry seasons, being constantly on the
lookout for fires, fighting any that they
discover, posting warning notices, ex
plaining the laws to everybody, cau
tioning those who may he careless, and
.investigating the cause of every forest
fire that occurs in their districts, and.
In case the State laws have been vio
lated, endeavoring to secure evidence
on which to proscute the flagrant cases.
Appropriations were made for patrol
work In 191 #? by the following counties:
Norfolk. Chesterfield. James City,
Montgomery, Appomattox, Buckingham.
Gloucester and Nottoway. From one
to four patrolmen "were employed In
each of these counties during the dry
weather in the spring of 1911, and all
the reports from these counties Indi
cate that the citizens there feel that
the patrolmen are dolnp much good, os
pcjally in making everybody more care
ful. R. C. Jones. State. Forester, at
Charlottesville, will furnish all neccs
aary information as to the methods to
v2*ew F*relKht Tlonne n? Hnntlngten.
HUNTINGTON, W. VA. September 1.
??The Chesapoake and Ohir,. Railway
Company has Icrt the contract for the
Immediate erection in this city of a
freight house with all the. necessary
offices. The building is to cost not
less than 125.000, It is to be of brick,
with concrete floors in the freight
house proper, and hardwood floors in
THAT Wll.Ii HI!M'
ALL OVER THE SOUTHLAND
Ylndhln and North Carollnn Towai
Flimrf tlommhtt I'remlnfnlly la
Prosperity Nollcrablc In Ulilf.
Many different phases of Industrial
activity are represented In the numer
ous Southern developmental enterprises
announced during the past week. They
Include plans for the establishment of
Important manufacturing and other
similar plants for the utilization of
The Manufacturers' Record presents
the principal features of the week's re
ports. and the more interesting of the
news items may be briefly outlined
A phosphate plant estimated to cost
$500,000 for buildings alone Is reported
to be built by tho Dunnellon (Fla.)
Phosphate Company, at Fernandina,
Cotton products manufactured by hy
dro-electric power to be developed at ^
Springwood, Va., is proposed by Jasper ,
Miller, Charlotte, N. C.. who plans or
ganizing a $300,000 company for this
General engineering and construction
will be undertaken by the Hampton
Roads Engineering and Construction
Company, Hampton, Va., incorporated
with $50,000 capital.
Alabama iron will bo mined by tho
Alabama Ore Mining Company, Bir
mingham, Ala., incorporated with $150,
?Shipyards will be established by the
Naul Shipbuilding Company, Wilming
ton, N. C., incorporated with $125,000
capital. , ,
Meat killing and packing is plannea
by the East Carolina Packing Com
pany. Newbern. N. C.. incorporated
with $100,000 capital.
Harrows will be manufactured by
the Birmingham Disc Harrow Com
pany, Birmlngton. Ala., incorporated
with $100,000 capital.
Textile products will be manufac
tured by the Advance Manufacturing
Company, Fayettovllle, N. C., Incorpo
rated with $100,000 capital.
Alabama graphite will be mined by
the Graphite Mills, of Ashland, Ala., in
corporated with $80,000 capital.
Kentucky coal will be mined by the
Lotts Creek Coal Company, Lotts
Creek, Ky.. Incorporated with $60,000
Biological products will be manufac
tured by the Southeastern Laboratories
Company, Atlanta., Ga., Incorporated
fc-lth $50,000 capital.
Rolling mills will bo operated by
the Jefferson Rolling Mills Company.
Birmingham, Ala., incorporated with
Tobacco will be manufactured by the
American Havana Tobacco Company,
Lakeland. Fla., Incorporated with $50.
Eight hundred acres of land will be
developed bv the Long Fork Coal Com
pany. Sm alley, W. Va., Incorporated
with $50,000 capital.
West Virginia coal will be mined by
the Helen Run Coal Company. Clarks
burg, W. Va.. Incorporated with
000 capital; also by the E. J. Payne
Coal Company, Huntington. W. Va., In
corporated with $50,000 capital; also by
the East River Investment Company.
Princeton, W. Va., Incorporated with
ALL ABOUT IN VIRGINIA
Indnntrlnl nrleflet* Telling of Bnil
no** Activity In Vnrlouw Tarts of
tlie Old Dominion.
The board of supervisors of Pitt
sylvania County have let a contract
for the construction of one and ono
clghth miles of sand-clay road from
Danville towards the Henry, County
line. This and other improvements
under the contract will cost about $15,
The Graham Iron Furnaca has been
purchased by John B. Guernsey & Co.,
of Roanoke, who will remodel, enlarge
and operate It at once. Tho furnace
has been idle for some time.
Rho&des. Waugh &? Co., a new con
tracting concern, has just been incor
porated at Saltville, with $50,000 capi
J. R. Paschal, of Richmond, and Lewis
H. Smith, of the Hamilton Ridgo Lum
hcr Company, have purchased the plant
of the Petersburg Wood Supply Com
pany, and will rebuild and operate the
In Petersburg the Consolidated Grain
Company has been incorporated, with
$100,000 capital stock, and will build
and operate an elevator.
The Beaver-Elk horn Coal Corpora
tion. of Bristol., has been chartered
with $50,000 capital stock. S. R. Jen
nings. of Johnson City, Tenn., Is the
The Groveland Park Company has
been Incorporated In Norfolk, with $40,
ooo capital stock. E. S. Romer has
been elected president of the com
The Long Fork Coal Company has
been Incorporated at Coeburn to mine
bituminous coal. The capital stock of
the company is $50,000.
Contractu I-et tor Magnificent Itnlldlng
to Be Erected in Greensboro.
GREENSBORO, N. C., September 1.?
The county commissioners of Ouilford
County have finally let the contracts
for tho construction of the new court
house, which is to be on tho old site
In this city. Tho bounty bonds have
boen Issued and sold, and the now
building before completion will cost
about $400,000, to say nothing of the
| value of tho grounds situated In the
| heart of Greensboro.
The contracts Just let do not figure
up quite that amount, but tho jail is
yet to come, and tho fixtures, which
will be quite costly for such a mag
nificent building, are yet to be pro
vided for. It is a settled fact that
Guilford County will have a courthousc
as fine as any in the State of North
Carolina, and it will he completed
within a year.
One That Mny lie I/ocnted In Hender
son to Do Double Dnty.
HENDERSON, N. C., September 1.?
The Henderson Chamber of Commerce
is in dead earnest about securing an
airplane factory for this town. C. W.
1 Roberts, the secretary, is in corre
bpondence with an airplane manufac
turing company of Denver, Col., that
Is In search of an Eastern location for
a branch factory, and is making in
quiry as to buildings that may be
secured for Immediate operations,
vacant sites for future buildings,
health conditions, otc.
This Colorado company manufac
tures the. sere torpedo, which is claimed
to be a most effective missile of de
struction that _ Is to be used by the
American airmen In Europe, and these
will be made. If Henuerson gels the
plant, In a separate and distinct fac
tory. Jt is said that the combined
plants will employ several hundred
Millions of Money Being Invested in
Great Plants That Are New
to This Country.
OXE OP GERMANY'S WAR LOSSE8
Mountains of Virginia and North!
Carolina Furnish Raw Material for
the, Dyes?Ideal Locations for Fac
tories of This Character.
Commenting on the survey covering1
the expansion of the dyestuff Indus
try In this country. Just issued by
the Department of Commerce, the
Manufacturers' Record calls attention
to the advantages the South may reap
from this great new ir.i'jstry, for It
is new to thin country, pretty much
all of our dyestuffs having been im
ported before the beginning of the
war that Is now working bo many
changes along industrial lines.
The most striking features brought
out by the government reports is the
marvelous growth of the industry and
the plans in prooess of formation for
its continued expansion in both do
mestic and foreign fields. The Indus
try was shown to be Bteadlly expand
ing in both value of production and
range of colors for the various trades,
and a num.or of colors aro now be
ing produced on a commercial Bcale
that were not made in this country
until recently. Indications point to
considerable continuous. research and
experimental work, with a view to
both improving tho quality of prod
ucts and extending the range of colors
to be made.
MILLIONS OF HOLLARS ALREADY
INVESTED IX PLANTS
An Increasing tendency is shown to
ward an amalgamation of interests
among certain plants making crudes
and intermediates, with others mak
ing finished dyestuffs, which will
probably result in a more extended
^ ariety of colors at a decreasing ?ost
of production. Several instances were
also noted where two or more allied
corporations pooled their Interests to
facilitate the manufacture and market
ing of their products, one of these
amalgamations including some of the
largest plants in the country.
The capital stock. Indicated by
ninety companies reporting, aggre
gates J138.913.C50. Notices of very
recent corporations show twenty-two
new enterprises, with a total capital
of $4,112,000. These figures do not
however, include capital invested In
dyestuff production by ten firms, some
of which are just beginning, nor the
capitalisation of those firms which
formerly made only explosives, but
are now entering the dyestuff field.
The report states that If full and ac
curate data were obtainable, it is bc
!?aaCaI thnt the recent estimate of
J-00.000.000 invested In tho domestic
dyestuff industry would be too con
servative. Twenty-one of these cor
porations have invested from *1,000.000
to |2 1,000,000 each, and forty others
ftC"pt,al rftn&'nG; from $100,000
NEW ESTAIILTSIIJIENTS ARE
CONSTANTLY SPRINGING UP
A number of new enterprises to en
gage In dyestuff manufacture were
also noted, among these being one of
the leading companies making explo
res. with a fully equipped technical
" ' ,'lant and laboratory facilities
and adequate commercial organiza
Other new-plants in process of con
struction or to begin operation before
1918 are two for coal-tar crudes, one
or anthracene, one for chrysoidine and
methylene blue, one for nlgrosine. in
rtullne and magenta, and one for
grosine only, a producer of direct
acid and chrome colors expects to
50000 **"??*? t o^Put of nearly
500,000 pounds annually Inside of
twelve months. One plant makinc
methylene dyes is planning to douhU
capacity, two others making aniline
2or\VVin n'SO d?Uble ^eir'capacity
ha\> no on? 'manufacturer expected to
e and fuchsine on the
market after July, one of the larger
an7?fana0n,S?IS? n?W mak,n* ?uramine
and lana fuchsine on a small scale.
installing equipment for their in
Pia?eSs thOUtPUt* and another contem
plates the manufacture of primuline
in considerable quantity. A producer
f high-grade colors for silk is en
hcSlnV>IS factory' and contemplates
a ?uitahl<.Pr01UCti?n ?f safran,ne and
suitable plant for the extensive
manufacture of aniline dyes.
MRGIXIA AVI) CAROLINA
ARE IDEAL LOCATIONS
haveT^^ ?f lhC ,arC?r corP?rations
United T ,?S hl Var,?US C,t,?8 in
Lnlted Mates, while a few have
can'ui ShCd ?ecnoies in '""In-American
Shanghai.an " L?nd?n' Paris a?d
nJ.hc, 'acts brought out In this re
- " fll? that the dyestuff indus
(hnr' , !e Lnit?d States is becoming
wlU, eBveryv?r8aniZed a"d c?-?r<Unated.
will h. i reason to expect that it
HI he placed upon a substantial, per
Physi ca 11 v'l8'8 b?th nnancla"y and
Physically to cope with foreign manu
Sr" V" ,he w"- ?, w"?u.
pr ffres8, in creatintr & self.
reflectsed Amer,oan dyestuff Industry,
caD?mf Brfat Credit upon American
apital and American genius, and it
Is almost certain that Congress will
?ar!? rfT? ^ "ldU3try by adequate
tariff that it will be able to success
> operate and competo with the
n manufacturers, who before
war absolutely dominated the dyestuff
??tuition end made this country de
pendent upon them. Virginia and
North Carolina, and, in fact, all of the
South will make no mistake In going
line * r i'n[? th? devel?Pr"ent of this
part of thl"811^' because it is In this
mineral and '' lhat the Products,
mineral and vegetable, that make up
To Do Their Oirn Dyeing.
PULASKI, VA., September 1.?The
Paul Knitting Mills, of thin place, pro
pose to do their own dyeing and finish
ing, and for that purpose will build
an addition to the mills here. This
building will bo fully equipped for dye
ing and finishing hosiery. It will add
largely to the size of the weekly pay
One Thousand New Conl Cur*.
NORFOLK. VA.. September 1.?The
Virginian Railway Company will begin
receiving in a month from now from
the Pressed Steel Car Company, of
Pittsburgh, the first Installment of a
1.000-coal-car order. The order, which
Is a hurry one. calls for steel hopper
cars of fifty-five tons* capacity.
VIEWS AND NEAR-VIEWS,
HINTS AND SUGGESTIONS
Much Smoking Tobacco Wasted?Vir
ginia May Grow Rice?Auto
Truck* Doing Their Bit*
"Speaking about economy and con
servation, of which we hear so much
nowadays," said a tobacco manufac
turer, who is himself a large consumer
of the product of his smoking tobacco
factory, "do you know that If there
could bo invented come way to stop
[ the waste of smoking1 tobacco, the an
I nual production of the factories of
this country would be cut down 20 or
25 per cent? It's a fact. A man rarely
ever smoltes up all tho tobacco he puts
in his pipe, and when he gets ready
to till up again, what was left from
tho former smoke is knocked out and
wasted. Every smoker, by careless
ness, leaveB a considerable remnant
In every bag or can of tobacco he
uses. When he fills his pipe many
crumbs of tobacco stick to his hands,
and instead of rubbing them back Into
his bag or pocket he brushes them oft
to the winds. A man takes a smoke
when he knows ho has not time to
finish a pipeful and yet he fills the
pipe brimming full. Then, when It Is
half smoKed out and he is calletl back
to business, ho throws the other half
away. Of course a smoker cannot save
every crumb, but there Is no good rea
son why he should waste one-fourth
of the smoking tobacco he buys."
An old citizen of King William Coun
ty Is authority for the statement that
fifty years ago and less the people
living along the banks of the York.
Mattaponl and Pamunkey Rivers raised
a good deal of rice, and found It to
be a profitable crop. Ho thinks that
what they once did can be done again,
and he wants The TimeB-Dispatch to
suggest that some of them try it again,
now that rice, like everything else,
has becomo costly. If any one acts
upen the suggestion and finds it to
pav, Virginia may become much of a
rice-growing Stato. for it certainly has
any amount of swamp land, the kind
upon which this cereal flourishes In
the Far South.
"Automobiles arc about to do up the
Bristol street railway, and it looks ae
If this* will be the solution of ?hb
Tidewater and Western Railway mat
ter." says the Farmvlll? Leader, and
then it adds that framers and others
along the narrow-gauge line, in the
counties of Cumberland, Powhatan a:id
Chesterfield, are buying motor trucks
and hauling tho produce to the Ches
apeake and Ohio on the one side and
to the Norfolk and Western on the
other, "and. as the days go by. the
chances of tho narrow-gauge running
again diminish. Between autos and
trunk lines, It Is caught between the
upper and nether mill stones and
ground to pieces."
Here is a cheering story taken from
the Wall Street Journal that will en
courage those who think they have <n
surmountable difficulties to contcnd
"Those alarmists who claimed that
the battle fields or France would be
unfit for agriculture for some time be
cause of the rich top soil being blast
ed away and the rank undersoil thrown
up on tho surface, and because of the
presence of shells and ur.exploded
bombs, have been answered by fact.
"The reclaimed areas of France aro
already blooming, and as fast as new
sections are recaptured from tho Ger
mans the work of rehabilitation be
gins. The ground is first searched for
shells and bombs, which are gathered
together and exploded, after which the
moft modern agricultural equipment
I plows and harrows the fields that were
honeycombed with trenches only a
short time before. And German prls
I oners are forced *o do their share in
I restoring that which they helped to
Au F.atabltshmen* That la Making the
Garden In Its Neighborhood
a Paying Institution.
FARMVIM-E. VA., September 1.?
The factory of the Old Dominion Can
nery Company, situated on the Appo
mattox River in this place, is in full
operation, with thirty-odd people at
work. The work is at present con
i fined to the canning of vegetables, but
a little later on fruits will also be
put up. The cannery is now turning
nut over 350 crates, or 8.500 cans of
vegetables per day. and is increasing
the output as the vegetables and fruits
come In more freely. The managers
say the output will be increased to
10,000 cans per day beginning with
next week. The farmers in this sec
tion have this year raised more vege
tables than ever before In any one
year, and this cannery, affording them
a convenient and ready market, they
have found gardening to be a good
Timber Getting In Wise County.
GLAMORGAN. VA., September 1.?
Hillsman Brothers, extensive lumber
dealers have acquired the Roberts tim
ber tract in this, Wise, county, and It
is understood they will Install thereon
extensive sawmills and wood-working
plants. The tract contains vast quan
tities of very valuable timber, and the
variety is almost endless.
BIG CANNERY AT WORK
2500 E. MARSHALL ST.
OPEN TO VISITORS.
COUNTY OF NANSEMOND
IN TIDEWATER VIRGINIA
Where the Peanut Nabobs Move and
Live and Grow Rich?Land
of Many Truckers.
LEADERS IN COTTON GROWING
Big Alfalfa Averages Shown?All the
Rallrouds Have to Pass Through
Nansemond?Lumber Interest and
Many Wood-Working Plants.
Nansemond County is just In the
center of Tidewater Virginia. It is
bounded on the north by Hampton
Roads, on tho east by Norfolk County,
on the south by Gates County, N. C.,
and on the west by tho Counties of
Isle of Wight and Southampton. The
population,*outside of the city of Suf
folk, is about 24,000. It is a largo
county, containing 393 square miles.
Sixty-five thousand acres of the land
lies in the Dismal Swamp. The soil is
a sandy loam, with a splendid clay sub
soil, and the most of it is rich, that
along Nansemond River and the smaller
water courses being of very fine
The farm products are corn, oats,
wheat, cotton and peanuts. All of the
vegetables grow In this county, and
trucking is an immense Industry.
There are truckers In Nansemond who
sell every year 10,000 to 15.000 pack
ages of truck, and some who go to
20,000 packages and more. Various
typos of the grasses grow well, and
since alfalfa has become the popular
grass crop, it has been found that no
county in the State brings it better,
and tho farmers have made some
records that would astonish their
brethren in California. As much as
seven tons to the acre havo been cut,
and the county agent is authority for
the statement that the average yield
is over four tons to tho acra.
The county has also made some very
fine corn records. One young farmer
has been known to mako 130 bushels
on an acre, and it is a very common
thing to make records of from seventy
five to eighty-five bushels to an acre.
It must be said in this connection t^at
indifferent white farmers here and
there and the many colored farmers
who are not up to date in their farm
ing methods keep the general corn
average down, as they do the average
In every other product.
PEANUTS, MAKING MONEY IN
SEVERAL WAYS, IS THE CROP
Virginia docs not boast much about
Its cotton production, but it has a tier
of counties that grow as fine cotton as
Is to be found anywhere in the South.
Of these counties. Nansemond is the
leader. She grows C.000 to 7,000 bales
a year, and has made some very fine
records. In fact, in one year, not a
great while back, sho led the entlro
South in the production of teed cotton
per acre. It is probable that the
farmers of this county would grow a
great deal more cotton but for the fact
that they find that peanuts, alfalfa,
trucking and dairying pay better.
The peanut is the big money crop In
Nansemond County, and, being a great
land improver and hog maker, the
profits (come about in more ways than
one. The Nansemond "goober" is famed
all over the country for Its superior
quality, and the growers find no diffi
culty in obtaining the topnotch prices
when they carry their peanuts to the
Suffolk and Norfolk markets. Some
handsome fortunes havo been made in
growing peanuts in Nansemond County
In the last ten to twenty years.
It may be depended upon that any
county that grows peanuts to any ex
tent is al30 a large grower of hogs.
Nansemond is one of the best hog
raising counties in the State, and It
Montague Mfg. Co.
S- tV. Corner Tenth mid Main Sts.
SASH, BLINDS, DOORS. FRAMES.
???.. itiu. L. . .m.u torn MgfciiB-S
I One Visit
P To the Lower
| Main Street
|| would make you a permanent
g one. Prices on all things are
? high, but In this section they
p are considerably lower than
|j elsewhere. It costs less to con
's duct business, thus they can
J sell for less.
^ London FurnltTiro Company,
gj 1418 Eafet Main.
J. H. Redd, Jr., Grocer,
Eighteenth and Main.
A. 1. Weinberg & Co.. Suits, Cloak*
1901 East Main.
R_ Kafttelherg'a Sons, Meats,
1U0 East Mala.
Seheer & Son, Jewelers,
1411 East Main.
Simon Crowell. Dry Goods,
1553 East Main.
I Towell Bros.. Clothing and Sboes,
g 1541 Eaat Main.
Pi W. A. Cheatwood, Dry Goods,
H 1511 East Main.
I War-Time ECONOMY Says
Buy a Kline Kar Now!
$1295.00. 17 Miles to a Gallon.
The Richmond-made KLINE KAR
at its present price of $1295, in the
biggest value on the market to-day.
Contracts for materials made be
fore war prices began," is enabling
the Kline Kar Co. to soil at their
old price of $1295 at least for the
present. They cannot hope to do so
for long. Already 61 motor car
manufacturers have been forced to
raise their prices.
The great government demand for
materials la going to raise them
still higher. Motor cars are cheap
er to-day than they can possibly be
for years to come. In England,
motor car prices have jumped from
50% to 00% since war began.
Compare the KL#TNE KAR at $1295
with any car costing- up to $1700
and you will see why the price is
bound to go up soon. If yon eve*
expect to set a car, now In the time.
"ASK A KLINE OWNER?HE KNOWS."
KLINE KAR SALES CO., Inc.
Madison 1500. . .. 322 West Broa<V Street.
Is aafo to say that thero are not a
dozen faVmora in tho county who are
not pork sellers. Smlthfleld, tho home
of tho world-renowned Smlthfleld hams,
la not far away and It is probablo
that all of the hoes sold from Nan
semond County arc sold to the meat
packers ana Smlthfleld ham curers uC
that town. '
MORE RAILWAY LIITBS TIIVX
I.V ANY VIltGIXIA COUNTY
Since the introduction of alfalfa,
Nansemond has become much of a
dairying: county. and there are prob
ably ten times more cattlo in tho coun
ty to-day than ten years obo. Th*
large profit to be made in all farm
ing lines is due in a great measure
to the superior transportation facili
ties the county enjoys and its acces
sibility to tho best markets in the
All tho railroads try to pet to Nor
folk and Portsmouth, tho great Vlr
glnla seaports. None of them of any
importance can got thero altogether
on land without passing through Nan- ,
semond County and tho city of Suf
folk. Consequently, the county and
tho people thereof have not been re
quired to make largo subscriptions to
railways In order lo have them traverse
their territory. All tho people had to
do was to Bit still and see tho roads
como in. Six railway linen p,:ss
through tho county; namely, the At
lantic Coast L,ino. the Seaboard Air
Line, tho Southern, the Virginian, the
Norfolk and Western and Norfolk
Southern. In addition to this, tho
steamers of the Old Dominion I^lne
and of other lines traverse the Nan
semond River from Suftolk Into Hamp
ton Roads, and so no part of iho coun
ty experionceo any trouble in gut
ting products to tho markets In tho
shortest possible timo and to any mar
kets that may bo preferred.
TIMBER INTERESTS AND
I.AHUe WOOD-WORKING 1*1, A NTS
With such transportation facilities it
was but natural that the lumber indus
try should becomo a very important
proposition in Suffolk, and in all parts
of the county. Nansemond used to be
covered with forest of as tine pine,
cypress. Juniper and some other tim
bers as ever grew on tho earth, and
naturally wood-working establishments
grew up all over tho county, along the
lines of the six railways that run
through the territory. Mucli of this
timber has, of course, been cut out,
but there is a great deal left and the
timber industry is still one of vast
Being the county-seat of such a
county, and having all of the six rail
roads named to pass through it, Suf
folk could not help from becoming a
great little city, one of the livest and |
most pushir r to be found anywhere in
the South, but Suffolk, tho great pea
nut market, the home of peanut fac
tories and of various kinds of wood
working establishments, and, In fact,
all kinds of industries, 13 a sullicient j
subject to be treated by Itself.
Along all cf tho railway lines pass
ing through Nansemond splendid vil
lages havo sprung up, and some of
them do a great deal of business in one
way and another. The county has
many miles of good roads, and Is still
making them. It has fine public schools
and churches in every community, and
the hospitable peoplo always make tho
stranger and the new-comer welcome.
The population is increasing probably
more rapidly than in any county in the
I/(irfte Increnne of Capital -Stork.
PETERSBURG. -Va? September 1.?
The increase of the capita) stock of the
Bank of Petersburg from 5200.000 to
$600,000, which the stockholders have
ordered done make? the capital and
surplus of that Institution >750,000.
MIGRATION DOES NOT PAY;
SOUTH THE NEGRO'S HOMj:
1'romlneut Colored Ulan Who T?nr?4
North to Investigate Negro Move
ment Speaks Very Plainly.
B. R. Holmes, president of ths Holme?
Institute, a normal school for colored"
people in Atlanta, Ga., has--recently
matlo an extended tour of the North
and East to make a study of the con
dition of the negroes who havo ^riili
ofT northward from the South In search
of what they were led to beltevo was
better employment. Professor Holmes
visited, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Phila
delphia. New York, Baltimore, Wash
ington and other points. On his re
turn the other day he was Interviewed!
by a reporter of tho Atlanta Constitu
tion to whom ho declared that mors
than 2.000.000 negroes have migrated
from tho South In less than one y?ar.
The migration Is due, he says, to the
fact that tho stoel factories Of the
North were forced to hlro colored la
borers from the South to carry on the
work done by tho foreigners who were
called to protect their country In the
world's war. Seven-eighths of the ne
groes from the South, he statesi are
engaged in manufacturing and ammu
Continuing. Professor HolmeB says:
"The cordial and pleasant relation
which exists botween tho white and
colorod people of the South does not
exist In the North and East, and tho
Southern Negroes are feeling it keenly.
"The best place for the negroes tor
rcach their highest development as a
race Is In the South. The negroes In
Georgia aro doing more business of
their own than all the negroes In the
States of Ohio, Pennsylvania and Mary
land. The negroes In the South own
three-fourths of all the property ownr
ed by the negroes In the United States.
Tho Southern white people have al
ways given the colored people of the
South an opportunity to make a living
unmolested, und arc willing to help
the negroes to better their condltlop
along all lines." . .,
INTO VIRGINIA TERRITORY,
?rr Ilnllnnj From Wlnrheater That
Will Develop Timber. Mining sail \
"WINCHESTER, September 1.?Track
laying on the Winchester and Western
Railway Is being pushed with vigor
and probably will be completed to "(Var?
densvllle, W. Va.. forty miles west of
hero before the cold winter weather
necssltates a let-up In the work.
ThH new road will be a good thlrifc
for Winchester, as It undoubtedly will
develop large trapttf of timber lands
owned by the Lost River Lumber Com
pany. for which purposo the road la
boing built. Tho road will also fur
nish transportation facilities to a rich
section of Frederick County that has
long been Inactive, because of the lack
of such facilities. There will be con
siderable development of fruit grow
ing along this line, to say nothing
of the development of mining proper
ties that are now lying dormant for
lack of the facilities which the rosd
will afford. A few miles of the road
are now In operation, and ofllces have
been established in thls^clty.
Objrot l,r?*on In llnnd Building.
DENBEIGH. VA., September 1.?
Bids will be opened here next week by
the Board of Supervisors of Warwick
County for the construction of a one
mile highway between Stony Creek
Bridge and the Newport News reser
voir. It is to be a, first-class rodd.
and probably will bo the best mil? of
improved highway In the county, and
as such will be an object lesson that
may lead to tho building of such in'
other parts of the county.
Fifty years ago he knew every
sand bar and danger mark in that ever
changing Mississippi river. His accurate
knowledge insured a safe, pleasant
journey for his passengers.
But today you wouldn't ride with a
pilot who 6teered according to Mark
? Twain's landmarks. The,
pilot of today must know
the river channel as it is
The same la true of tires.
You want tires built on the
accurate, scientific knowledge of
TIRES ; ,
ThoMfller Method of vulcanizlng'is a modern de
velopment that retains the natural vegetable wax and
oil in the fabric; builds rugged endurance and safety
into the rubber tread. That's why Miller Tire uaera
don't have mishaps but get excessive mileage ar?d care*
You <Xcaintit1 an up-to-date car. D*msuxl a tire ot today?a WUOtf Htm*
Henrico Essenkay Co., Agents
201 North Belvidere Street.
BEXJ. T. CRUMP & COMPANY, Distributors.
THE MILLER RUBBER COMPANY, AKRON, U.S. A.