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DIVISION Organized Eleven Years Ago With a Hand-Full. NOW A GIANT OFSTRENGTH A Splendid Organization of Eight Hun? dred Members Whoso Influence is Felt in All Public Affairs in the State. April 2, 1S12, several ot the old mem? bers of the T. P. A. of A. and their friends assembled at Murphy's Hotel for the purpose of organizing a Division of the Association in this State. In view of the fact that the annual convention of tire Association was to bo held at Old Point Comfort, Va., In Juno of that year, It was Important that tho organization bo effected prior to that lime. Several meetings wero held, and the formal or? ganization effccled as follows: R. S. Chris, tlan, president; George Gibson, Jr., sec? retary and treasurer; Board of Directors: C. W. Saunders, John B. Culpepor, S. C, Shield, C. V. Clash, R. E. Craig, W. B, West; Railroad Committee: Joseph Wal lersteln, chairman; Hotel Committee, C. W. Saunders, chairman; Press Commit-? ico: J. B. Culpepe.r, chairman. RAPID GROWTH. The result of tho organization was a membership of nineteen well-known com? mercial travelers. For somo timo, we held our meetings at Murphy's Hotol, at which the hospitality of the genial proprietor of that house was always manifested. The organization began to grow sl.adlly. until it numbers to-day about eight hun? dred members in Virginia, and Its pres? tige and Influence in commercial affairs ls now felt In all tho various business communlti cs of the entire State. The Interest of the Association and Its work.? was such that it was found necessary that more prominent quarters bo secured, and on Dccem-Cr 19th, 1S0-1, handsome headquarters in the Chamber of Com merco were opened with a reception which was largely attended by, merchants manufacturers nnd traveling men from nil sections of the States. ANNUAL CONVENTION. Since that time nine annual State Con? ventions hRvo been held, five in Rich? mond, two In Danville, one ln Petersburg, arid one ln Norfolk. The headquarters of the Association have always boon ln Richmond, as the Virginia Division or? iginated here, and the memborshlp of Post A Is very much larger than any other Post in tho Stato. Tbo influence of Virginia Division is everywhere recog? nized. It has repeatedly exerted Its power, thus securing many advantages for traveling men and their houses all over the State, ns well as keeping o watchful eye at nil times to protect the best interests of its membors. It Is also Interesting to stnto that the Division continued to grow steadily both In membership and usefulness, and with Its eldest child, Post A, In 1807, moved to Its present headquarters, locatod at the ?lorner of Third and Slain Streets, and It Is best Just to say that they aro unques? tionably the handsomest and best equip? ped quarters of any Post or Division in the whole United States. PRESIDENTS. Among the many who havo been promi? nent and labored faithfully for the suc? cess of this ..Statq organization. Mr. C. W. SaundOTs,,.wJll ?stand first, in that ho was one of Its charter members, and lias, Hinco Its first conception, continuously served the Division in various ways as director and commltt.eman, and, since 1S07, ns State president, always alert to Its welfare and Jealously guarding Its _ood name. Few men would have mado the many sacrifices he has, both of his time and money, for the good of any or? ganization. Mr. R. S. Christian for sev? eral years nerved as president, and was ?ucceeded by W. P. Redd, of Danvillo, Va, Mr. Redd, oon after hie election, was called to a foreign country, and tho du? ties of the ofllco devolved upon tho vice president, Major J. W. Rawley, who was ?ver faithful to the work committed to his charge. At the State Convention of 1897, the end of the term, the present In? cumbent, Mr, C W. Saunders, was over? whelmingly fleelfd. und It is needless to Bay more than has been said regarding this worthy officer. His works uro the monuments of a hustling record. GOOD MEN AND TRUE. 'Mr. George Gibson, Jr., tho secretary and treasurer, whe for six years acted In that capacity, was the wheel-horse of the whole Division; everybody looked to George when anything connected with the T, P. A. was to be learned. He wns the very breath of life?when )w expanded the membership grew, and It Is not say? ing too muoh when the fact Is Hinted that after six years of close attention to the duties of his office, he retired with the sntlsfnrtton nf tnvlng seen tho member Bill ? Increase four hundred per cent. Mr. Joseph Wallerstein Is also en im? portant faetor in the history of Virginia Division, being a charter member of the National T. p. ?.. nnd one of the vice presidents. He presided at the National Convention nt Old Point in lf__, and now, In 1001, Is t-tie executive ehalrmun of the Entertainment f'nmnriltteo for the con? vention to be held at the same place. In 1 .07 he W-s elected national president of the entlro Association, and served its members most satisfactorily, He has always been on hand nnd ready to ex? pound the Ihw and make known the great benefits derived through this As?oclatlon. Time would fall to speak of the valu? able services rendered by Thomas Poin deiter, H- Lee lorraine, Colonel J, 8, Harwood, Harry Ellis, Jr.. John H. Cul peper, John C. Hagan. Jo'in A. Traylor, B. H. Marsh. R. W. Spilman. C. W. Har? ris, W. T. Moiilton, Paul Helndl, S. Doughty, D. S. 1 fur wood and J. H. War flen; Colonel J. V. Bldgood. secretary and treasurer for 10*0: R? B. Walthall. secre? tary and treasurer IS?it-UsjO; and Horace V. Smith, who is the man who conceived this "T. P. A. Edition" and who has lia, the enti!, management of tho many; tided'work connected" therewith. BIOHT POST?. ?re now eight flourishing Posti in Virginia Division?A Richmond; B. Norfolk; C, Petersburg; D. South Bos? ton; E. Danville, F. Alexandria; G, LyuchburjT: H. Blaekstone. THE DIVISION OFFICERS. The present officers ot the Virginia Division, elected at Danville, Va., April 25, 1903, are: President?T. 6. Beckwlth, of Peters? burg. First vice-president?A. D. Brockett, of Alexandria. Second vlce-pres!d?nt>-J. S. Oliver, of Danville. Third vice-president?C. W. Harris, of R'chmond. Fourth vice-president?G. A. Dluguld, of Dynchburg. Fifth vice-president?Homer Atkinson, of Petersburg. Sixth vice-president?R. B. Williams, of Norfolk. Seventh vico-prcsident?J. D. Norwood, of South Boston. Eighth vlce-prosldent?E. W. Sanford, of Blnckstone. Secretary and treasurer?H. D. Har? wood. Chairman of Legislative Committee?R. W. Spllman, Richmond. Chairman of Press Committee?R. B. Walthall, Richmond. Chairman of Hotel Committee?Paul Roper, of Petersburg. Chairman of Employment Commltte* E. F. Daniel, Jr., Richmond. Chairman of Membership Committee? A. D. Keen, Danville. Chaplain?Rev. J. J. Gravatt POST A, VA. DIV.. PRIDE OF RICHMOND ' On January 12, 1805, & notable band of the "Knights of tho Grip" organized Post A In rooms Nos. 80 ai?d 32, Richmond Chamber of Commerco, and tho following oilic&rs wore elected for tho ensuing year; J. F. Lo Brou, president; William J. Crump, vice-president; B. H. Marsh, bcc rotary and treasurer; Board of Directors, William Relnholiwr, chairman; R. S. Crump, B. T. Crump, D. B. Wallorsteln. M. I. Blnswangor, J. W. Wiltshire and A. V. Shea; Railroad Committee, John C Hagan; Legislative Committee, Charles E. Wlngo, chairman; Hotel Committee, P. P. Murray, chairman; Employment Commit? tee, R. R, Roberts, chairman; Press Com? mittee?, John B. Culpeper, chairman. Attor ono year's service, Mr. C. W. Sounders was elected to succeed Mr. J. F, Lo Brou, and held the position until April. 3S97. ho then positively declining ro-olectlon. R. Vf. Spllman was unani? mously elected presldont December 21, 15?7; R. B. Walthall was elected secretary and treasurer, which position he held un? til Juno 1st, 1800. Much credit is due to the above officers for the untiring zeal tn promoting the in? terest of tho Post In tho first years of Its existence. Post A 1ms always been deeply inter? ested in tho commercial development of this city and State, and Us members have been ever exceedingly active In all meas? ures for the betterment of such Interests throughout the country and In tho Na? tional Conventions, as well as their Stato Conventions. A largo number of dele? gates from Post A attended the Com? mercial Travelers' Congress at Atlanta, Gil, November 13, 3895, and In ull of those gatherings they were Instrumental In shaping the policy and alms of tho great National Association, several of Ita mem? ber? having been chosen National officers. II. Ellis, Jr., of tho Board of Directors, at a meeting of Post A, hold April 17th, 1S97, offered a resolution that a commlt? teo be appointed to consider the advisabi? lity of securing new headquarters, which was adopted and the following committee was appointed: John C. Hagan, ?. El? lis. Jr., and John S. Harwood, who rec? ommended that the handsome building, corner Third and Main Streets, be se? cured as a desirable home; this recom? mendation of the committee was approv? ed, and at tholr request a new committee was appointes to look after tho Improve? ments to be mnde on the building, con? sisting of R. Vf. Spllman, chairman, Ju? lien BInford, John A Traylor, Joseph Wallersteln and C. W. Saundors. Too much prnlso cannot be given these com? mittees for the very efficient manner in which thoy discharged their duties. ? House Furnishing Committee was ap? pointed, composed of the following: J- H. Warden, Julien BInford and D. S. Har? wood, and as the result of these three committees* hard work wo have our beau? tiful headquarters, corner Third and Main Streets, a p3aco of "Glad Welcome" for Us members and tho traveling men, ns well as their amploycrs, all over this broad land, and has already become a factor In strengthening and Intensifying the fra? ternal feeling oxistln? between them. BRIEF HISTORY. Post A was granted a charter on August 13, 1S37, under the name of "Post A, Vir? ginia Division of the Travelers' Protec? tive Association of America." The officers for the first year W. Spllman, president; John C. vice-president; R. B. Walthall, ? and treasurer, and the following Bi ?f Directors: S. Doughty, chairman, 11. El? lis, Jr., J. W. Rowley, Thornae Polndexter, M. I. Blnswanger, John A. Traylor and J. H. Capers, Jr. S With such a band of earnest workers there Is no wonder that our Post and tho Aesociatlon at large has materially ad? vanced In membership and usefulness and It Is safa to predict nn lncreoso In mem? bership for tlio year 1904 of fifty per cent. GEO. A HUNDLEY, FANCY GROCER AND WINE MERCHANT, HAS REMOVED TO 514=516 E. Broad and solicits the patronage of his friends and promises prompt delivery of goods. CARL WIPPERMANN, MANAQER. let??????????????????????! X CITY ANO COUNTRY ? REAU ESTATE ??? SALE. et Rents Collected. Loans Nego O tlttt<?d. Free Oataloguo of Virginia ? Purins. ? M. D, CHAFFIN & CO., Inc., g Richmond, Va. ?IOtW?nMn?NMfffNf9f? The Ke?lam Cancer Hospital RICHMOND, VIRGINIA. r-? A Committee of the Senate of Virginia Hears Testimony of the Wonderful Cures Effected at the Kellam Cancer Hospital. At tho present session of the Legislature of Virginia a bill was introduced, the effect of which would have been to close the doors of this institution, but the committee of the Senate, after hearing the overwhelming testimony of prominent citizens and the petition of seventy reputable men and women of Virginia, whom Mr. Kellam had cured, decided that it would be detrimental to suffering humanity to withhold from them the relief which so many had obtained at this hospital. Accordingly an amendment was placed upon the bill allowing Mr. Kellam to continue his good work. So convincing was the proof that Mr. Kellam does what he professes to do that the amendment proposed for Mr. Kellam was adopted by both houses without a dissenting vote. V.. EXAMINATIONS FREE. \ EMPLOYMENT. > By GEO. Vf. SMITH, i Chm. National Employment Com'teo 0 I had tho honor of being elected chair? man of this committee at Nashville, and through tho sufferago of tho members, still occupy this position. It might not be amiss to toll just how the machinery Is set In motion to obtain a position for an unemployed members. Living in St. Louis as I do, "the homo of tho National headquarters," an employment register la kept, where a record Is mode of each application for employment. When a membor states that ho Is out of employ? ment, an application blank Is sent to him which he fills out, giving his name, resi? dence, State Division and Post to which ho belongs, the line of good3 which he wishes to sell, and. how much experience ho has had in.that line, tho territory he desires to travel in, together with refer? ences. This application is given a num? ber and recorded? In the register, In the meantime, the different State chairmen are sending a circular to the merchants an d manufacturers of their respective states, telling them of the advantages of tho employment committee of an asso? ciation of this character, enclosing them an application blank to till out, If thoy need a salesman. ' The answers some? times aro very numerous, and it is quite frequently the case we have more calls for men than wo have applications. Now comes the task which is the hard? est part of all, and that Is dovetailing the two togethor?the man who wants a position and the merchant who wants a man. It very frequently occurs that a member will say In his application that he "will soil anything," and It Is a most difficult matter to help such a person, as almost invariably a merchant wants an oxporloncod man, as for instance, a drug firm does not want a man who has been soiling hats and caps, and for that rea? son, some of our members have had no apslstanco from this committee. We havo endeavored as much as possi ble to apply "home rule", or let each s tato take caro of its own members, but very often this ls Impossible, and .thn uiattor is then referred to th e National committee, who places the applicant's number and lino of goods in the columns of tho Nows Letter, so that It might bo seen by any who read It We are ln, receipt of letters, daily from morchants and manufacturer., asking Information regarding cortaln men who aro designated only by number. This Information Is .promptly given and not Infrequently results In a mutual under? standing, and,in a few days the man Is out soiling goods, I am firmly convinced that even greater possibilities are before this committee, .and without detracting from tho value of any commltteo ln this association (for.they are' all necessary and all do their part), but the Employ-? ment commltteo to my mind ls the most Important of all It appeals to a man when everything else seems to fall, when [ he ls tired and foot sore, while ln quest for worlt, and who can approdate his gratitude, when through tho efforts of this association, ho ls again enabled to earn a living and supply tho wants of his family. This Is fraternity in the true sense of the word, and should appeal to every member of our association. Since my term of office as chairman, nearly 400 of our members secured posi? tions through tho Interest and energy of the different Stato committees together with the National committee, and all of this has not cost the members or the merchants ono cent. The expens? hos been borne by the State Divisions and National Association, and If the T. P. A. had dono no more than the securing of 400 ? positions, It would be worthy of support. The employment feature is fast becom? ing recognized as a useful adjunct to tho merchants and manufacturers, as wo are In correspondence daily with thorn ln regard to traveling men, and this unsollc- | lted on our part. Tho light of the Employment committee I cannot bo hidden under a basket; it | must Bhlne, and more radiantly year by year, reflecting its rays upon that beautiful emblem "T. P. ?.". the one that wo lovo and labor for, that others may see it In the beauties that we see. All hall to the greatest .grandest and i 'most glorious of all, the Traveler'e | Protective Association of America. ? Ao ?j Are Always on Time They're not like Gustavus Gate _ Always, a moment too late ? -~~ ". .">-:? For bargain or train, "Timo enough always proves little Ho hurries In vain, enough?"?Franklin. Ho Is always missing his date. MORAL : Don't Miss Seeing Our New Spring Suits. They're well-fitting, superbly tailored, correctly fashionable and of decidedly pleasing patterns. $8 to $30. j The goodness of materials and workmanship and tho rightnesa of our prices have made us famous, 0. H. Berry & Co. The Cable Company, Richmond's Largest and Most Progressive Piano House. Manufacturers of the Oolebratcd Conover, Gable, Kingsbury, Schubert and Wellington PIANOS Terms made to suit purchaser. Pianos shipped everywhere. EDISON, COLUMBIA and VICTOR Talking Machines, with all the latest records. SHEET MUSIC, IOo. per copy. Write for Special Catalogues. THE CABLE COMPANY, Largest Manufacturers of Pianos and Reed Organs In the world. 213 E. Board Street. J. Q. CORLEY, Manager. V_J JOHN T. QODDIN & CO., liciti listate Apts. and Awflonem. Corner Bank and Eleventh Streets. Property sold publicly and prt retely, Loans Negotiated. ' Deeds carefully drawn ana ao? knowledgments taken. , Special attention paid to Rents. Notaries Publio._ t The Sho op-Withers Go. I HAY AND GRAIN. ? Car-load lots a' specialty. S SUFFOLK, VA. FOR SALE. $7,000 WILL BUY TWO 2-STORY MODERN BRICK DWELLINGS on ElRhth, near Leigh Street, always rented at 5720 per an? num. $4,750 WILL BUY CONVENIENTLY ARRANGED BRICK DWELLING on West Avenue, near Boyd Street. $3,000 WILL BUY ? BRICK STORE AND DWELL ING adjoined. Rents $330 per annum. Lot 48x1 SO feet Seventeenth, near ?Marshall. $1,850 WILL BUY 2-STORY 8-ROOM BRICK DWELL? ING, Canal, near First. $3,250 FOR A DETACHED 2-STORY 30-ROOM BRICK DWELLING on Nineteenth, near Broad Street. Cost over $5,000 to build. $5,000 WILL BUY A 8-STORY 12-ROOM BRICK DWELLING on Seventh, near Grace. Rents ?B00. Will bo good business property beforo long. ?3,500 WILL BUY ? 10-ROOM BRICK DWELLING on Sixth, near Franklin Street. Rents $400 year. $1,000 WILL BUY A DETACHED 6-ROOM FRAME DWBLLTNG on Cary, near Tlum. Rents 4108 year. Also other good RESIDENCES on Franklin, Grace and other Streets. We also have some good Invest? ments In BUSINESS PROPERTY. J. B. ELAM & CO., Real Estate Agents, 1113 Main Street. THE American Guild, The Fraternal Benefi ? cia.ry Association par Excellence. Home Office: RICHMOND, VA. f?IM?l>MMWMMMM?f The Confederate Museum IN THE ??White House ol t e Confrderacy," RICHMOND, VA. m Each Southern State has within i Its walls a room, set apart for Its ? uso, In which to keep tho priceless ? war reeordH of her sons, tf It Is fire-proof and carefully ? guarded. Over 11,000 strungers 9 visited It during tho past year. ? For further particulars address 1 MISS ISABEL MAURY, X House Regent Confederate Museum. aaaamaoeaaaamtaaanaaaonaa'? aaaaamaaaaaaaaaaaoaaaaamaa The Association for Preservation 2 of Virginia Antlqu ties, ? Fifteen yeara ago this Associa- * tlon wus .formed to preserve tho historic past of Virginia; lu a great measure, that of our whole country. It la?,purely patriotic and now numbers 'over 1,000 members In every part of the Union. In 'view of the approaching cele? bration at Jamestown In 1907, we appeal to all whollove and revere the past to Join uA In our work. For further Information address MRS. J. E. ROBINSON. Cor. Sec. <A. P. V. ?.. 118 ?. Third St., Richmond, Va. ?????.????^etattflaaeee-wxe.-MMt? PRIDE OF Tn-T.P.A. America's Leading PostSends an Interesting Sketch. POST "A" MO. DIVISION A Large Membership of Promlnen Business Men?T. P. A. Building at St. Louis Exposition?Plana For Future Work. Poet "A", St. Louis, Mo., Dltfeton, ? P. ?., was organized In this city on Bop? terabor 19th, 1802. Nathaniel J. nico was elocted president and John A. Lad.l. first vlco-presldontj R. N. Roamy, secretary and troasuror. Tho charter members were Nathaniel J. Rice, Robert N. Beamy, C. E. Plsko. W. A. Klrchoff, Frank A. Townsond, Loo Goodman, Prank W, lloyor, L. A. Paris, Max Fritz, Henry W. Overbeck, Adrian DeYong, H. 1?. Itathyln, A. II, Dulaney, J. O. Mayors, D. H. Ball, T. 1", Brooke and Erneet Robyn. Tho charter was signed by Murray Carle? ton, Stato president and Louie T. Ia? Beaume, Stato secretan'. Momborahip up to May 1st, 18-3, hai grown to 1,-55' April 1st, 1808, l,ttl9; May 1st, 1890, 1,024; May, 1000, 2,83-; May 1st. 1WH, 2,620; May 1st, 1902, 2,697; April Ut, .303, 2,720. Tbe presidents since tho or? ganisation were N. J. Rice B. W. Lyon, J, W. McDonuld, ?. H. Hlnton. ?. B. Splokcrman, George W. Smith, J. E. Cald? well, William Moskop, Louis Rosen and Frank M. Canter. Tho secretaries wero R. N. Reamy, Da? vid II. Ball, Will B. Webber and the pres? ent Incumbent, J. Herbert Stafford. The personnel of Post "A" ls oomposed of some of tho most Influential business men and traveling salesmen of the manu? facturlng and Jobbing houses of this city. We aro honored by the membership of. such men n s Mayor Wells, ex-Mayor Walbrldge and many of the' directors of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, among whom I.? J. W. McDonald, nation? al director of the T. P. A. OFFICERS FOR 1008. The following aro tho officers of Post "A," elected the lost annual meeting, held on March Slut: Frank M. Can? ter, president; William Appel, first vice president; H. W. Holding, second vice president; directors, A. A. Austin. Chas. S. Blood, Fred 8. Conrad. Edward R. Purdy. C. J. Mansfield, D J. Hughis, Frank II. Gardiner,' ' James W. Alcorn, Fred. R. Scharlach, Will P. Moss, Wil? liam T. Jackson and M. H. Jolloy. Our standing committees, such as rail? road, legislative, hotel, employment and sick and relief, have accomplished work that has proved a great benefit to our members.. The ' latest achievement ln this line has been the passage of the Ex? cess Baggage bill In tho Missouri Legisla? ture at Its last session and whioh be? comes a law on June 30, 1_03. This work was taken up by Missouri Division and the credit for It falls upon Will B. Web? ber, chairman of the Railroad Commit? tee, and J. W. McDonald. George W. Smith. W. A. Kirchhoff and G..H. Scholl meyor, all of whom are members of Post "A." Wo have had some calls for financial aid from member? who were sick and un? able to follow their occupation. Every one of which, whore found to be deserv? ing, wo have cheerfully assisted. WORLD'S FAIR BUILDING. Some time ago the members of Post "A" conceived tho Idea of erecting a T. P. A. building on tho World's Fair grounds. The Executive Committee In charge of this building ls composed of C. H. Wlck ord, chairman; W. A. Kirchhoff, vice chairman, Murray Carleton, treasurer: Georgo W. Smith, secretary; Louis T. La Beaume, Louis Rosen, Frank W. Oran? doli and J. Herbert Stafford. It is the Intention to put up ? building -as tho headquarters. Jot traveling men all ovei tho Unite? Ws that are visitors to the World's -_.s|y In conclusion, I desire to say that I do not think there ls ?. better organised Post of the T. P. A. than Post "A," St. Louis. Steps have been taken recently toy Its Board of Directors looking towards a largo Increase In our membership during the ensuing year. When the money was being raised for tho World's Fair to take place ln this city In 1004, the travelling men succeeded ln obtaining ?107.000, which was the first bona fide subscription sent to the Louisi? ana Purchase B-posltlon Co, There Is much more that I might say of the work that hns been accomplished by Post "A" but since you have asked for a brief sketch, I will close by wishing you the success In your venture that you 80 richly deserve, J, HERBERT STAFFORD. The Powhatan Clay M'f'g Co. Rlohmond, Va. White, Buff, Gray, Speckled, Iron Spot and Red Faoa Bricks. FIRE BRICKS. t ?HAPIIM ? HUME. 9 R?n' E-s'at , hcu^'ince, Io-m/?, S Collection of Rents a specially. S Liberal Advances made. ? Flro Insurance Written. A Contracts cnrefully drawn. i No. 13 North Eleventh Streot.