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for nichmond's future prosperity nm Mdvuncement. Officials at Speakers Table. All lho clty judges nnd nv_ mlvrs of Ul. Corporntlon Commlsslon wero glven honor Mi plnces nt tho eponV-or's tnble, nnd tbe; appeared grontly lo enjoy tbe occaslon. Uovernor Swiinson sonl a Slfong lellM cxpressln/r hls Bjrtnpathles wlth nll U1B ltttUttl.il to Ihe liettertnent of ttlfhW?J* nml rcgrottlllg Ihnt nn ln.portt.nt PFOV'OUI engngetneiit provonl.ed h S *"?*1^?y Rlmlliir letter wus rend rrom l .ipt.im Joseph K. Wlllnrd, nnd boUl provoked ap l'lnuse. iimiich There were Hut flvo Bpeecliefl ttaoOgn they were nll of u vory highlOttM ' fnU-ly brislled wlll, sound ><^. . d the audlence. Excellent Speakers. ? mt,y bc snid thnl the chlef nddress w,,s by'Mr. figbcrt ti, I;olgh, prcslden of the Cbambei- Of Com.nerce. WllOSC sul ject wns thnt IllStltlltlOll. Mr. l.el. h H ,, schol.ir. ns well us n strong business leador. nnd hls review of the,V.or? of the organisintlon nnd its uplendld powl liilltlii-' was nt unnn enlorti.lulng nnd ln * Mr. Joseph Brynn spoke of Richmond's maniifncturlrig adyantages, nnd mnny of thoM prosont 111.11 volled at Ihe wonderful Btrldes the clty Is making In thls llno, The speech ol Slf. .lolin C. Freemnn, "The Value Of Publlelty in tl.o Dovolopnicnl of Our City," wna very flno nnd wus well recelved. Mnyor McCnrthy mnde n declded hlt nnd itept his honrers In nlternntlve tlts of laughter nnd npplauso. Hls Honor de fendeii the clty govornment und ploaded eirnestly wlth tho business men of the clty to give It tlielr boiirty support. The laat tonst wns "Some Tlllngfl That Rloluuond Keeds." nnd It was rcspondod to ln n very happy mnnnor by Mr. Jolin P. Branch. Tbe occaslon wus uot only a very plonsnnt one, but wlll doubtloss result ln great beneflt to the buslness Interosts of the city. SCENES IN THE BANQUET HALL Guests Gather Early and Chat Pleasantly in the Assembly Room. lt was 7:15 o'clock when tlie guests begun to filc into tho teniple, nnd by S o'clock the assembly room on tho second floor was fairly jammed witli promlnent business men, lawyers, doctors and pub? lic offlclals. The members of the Ext-cutlve Com? mlttee of tlie Chamber were on hand to receive tbe guests, nnd lo bld them .welcome, and they plnyed their part ln a most graclous manner. Hius und conts were checked In the cloulc room, aiid oll seemed to deslre to free themselves of every posslble care und eii.ter heartily Into what gnve even at this early hour, iJYery promlso of being an evening of unstlnted pleasure. A splendid orchestrn made fine muslc at the end of tho assembly room whlle the guests chatted tind walted uijtll tiio appolnted hour for entering the bnn 'juet hall. Il was nearly S-..M when Presldent Egbert Or. l.oigh. of the Chamber, led Ihe wny, with Toastmuster Wyndiinin H. Merodith on his arm, and In n few mo ments the steps hnd been ascondod nnd nll were seated around twelve long tables underneath brilliant ltghls, nnd nmld Ihe perfume of friigrant flowers. Well Set Tables. Tlie tal.les were admlrably arrangod, and tlu; threo hundred guests who wore present at the brilliant fnnctlon could readily see "anrt hear all that went on. The spenker's table was on lho south? ern. slde of the hall In tlie contro on nn elevatlon, and to tbe rlght and left of this wero two on n pnrnllel llnc The other ten woro set crosswiso the ball 80 tliat hy turnlng slightly all tho guests could fnce the speakers .ancl hear them dlstlnctly. Tbe scene was brlllant and Jlvely from tlie Btart Whllo tho _.plen dld menu was being served In course:; jby an army of trnlncd wnlters men chatted merrlly, whllo the orchestrn dls coursed approprlate alra to the Insplra? tlon nnd delight of all. The docoratlons were beautiful und Opproprlate, r.i-.d tho menu was all thut 1he. strlct est eplcurlan could wlsh, Tall, fresh, green jifllmg w/ived about tho ivalks on p.jieryi. Kld?), whllo on ovory tnble were roses, eitrnatlons nnd other flowers fresh from the gnrclens. Tho spenker's table presented n strtk lni-ly e<l_s;llve plalure. Bnck ne-ilnst tho ' wall, nn,. diroctly behlnd those who, dtir Ing the lat.r hours ontertnlned the guests" wlth n "feast of reason" wns o perfect garden of overgreens nnd grow? lng palms, whlle ln front ot tbe tonst .nnster wns a grent bank of red carnn tions. Along on tbe tab|o w, ro other flowers, Wlllle soft llRht was furnlslied by cut glass chandeliors burnlng white candles. As the banqunt progrossod, Ibe sound of rrierry laughter, the clatter of volces and the dln or hnppy convorsatlon indi? cated lhat.th.- pnrty wus thoroughly con genlul, anrt that nll those Rcntort woro greatly onjoyltig tho evenlng, At the Speaker's Table. It wns :i dlstlngul ? ' tl irlng that Bat behlnd the ppeaHer'i labl and faced the great and happy throng In front. Thero wero huslness bralns nnd sn saclty; flne legpJ acumon. Judlclal enpne _ty, brilliant statoguianahip and municl? pnl enterprlse ajl woro rppr.itod. TofiKtmaster Wyndham R. Mftredlth; ono Of tho clevorest of hls tlmo, nnt in tho mlddlo. and to hls rlghl were, in the order named, ranged to hls left, Presl? dent Egborl Q. I_eigb, of the chamber; Mr. John C. Freeman. Mayor Carlton McCarthy, Judge h.-y. t. Crunyi, Judge John h Ingraii), Jn.igo lt. Cartor BcQtt, Jijdgi s. B. Wltl nnd Vlco-Presldeitt >'?:.: Gunst, of the Board of Aldermen, To 1,Ih loft were Mr. Joseph Bryan, Mr. J.ii.n p, Brnnch, Weutennnt-Qovornor J. ? Governor A. J. C. -'luarf.' Judgo ind Presldent R. nmon Cpii'noll, y Wlth ono nn thO tables on tbe ip , eonversa i'" ii ough n thous '<???? i. ? were ln ictloh. 'I ? ? liei bOI ol tl tWO br.ineli. s of tin- f'ouncll, for ii... mos( part, scoured | -- ?? i i Spring Medicine 1 In thoui.;nn-b nud tbousanda of Ijouich tJi/eu doeofl u d-ny of llood'a Banjuparilla nre now belng tuken hy every membc-r of the fiunily. lieeuuto JToG-Tfc Bareapafilln hft9 provod itKtlf tho Beet ?"?i'rin-.- Uo-llcirie, by ita wonderful effueta lu cleaiieliifci Uie eyeU-in, OveWonUflK U.ut tind fidiutf, creatinK appetitu, giving utrengtli. Tuko Hood's SarsapariSia lu liiiuid or taW*t loriu. 100 __,u,.tb $', "Berry'a for Clothes.." Unclo nenben???What nro "movin' pieturo.?" Mr. i.iclimoiirl ? Every nmn wltli n Sprlnti Suit on froni Borry's. Thls ls tho lnst Tlme, we hope, when California -wlll be pried up and shaken down. Now y you nre roady to thlnk nbout yourself, hero ls a new lotof Spring-Weight Suits in forty varletles of Gray, that awalts your needs. Don't depond on the almanac or the thermometer, dependon your own feellngs. There's new life in a Spring Suit from Berry's?and more grace, style and service than elsewhere obtainable. $12.80 to $30.00. ^^s^MEMTOYsJlJTrlm sent. together, and they enjoyed :i roynl evenlng. ln every dlrectlon ono could see tho fn millar facos of strong business men, wlio nro mnklng for tlm. coininerclnl, manufac? turing and lndustriul prosperity of Tiich niond, and they seemed to onter Iieartlly Into thc festlvitles, nnd to deslro that thero should bo a mutual occasion of lillarlty und enjoyment. Given Over to Pleasure. They were like school boys on a hollday _X_._-rB-C._-. They had lald aslde tho honvy _nres of real llfc; they hnd left thelr bus ness in their fnctorles, olllces and cotint ng rooms, nnd had como to mlngle In a sbclal wny wlth one nhoth'er. und to lln? on IncldentaiVy to, not what could bo lone to Improvo tholr condltlon ln llro, .ut whnt plans could be devlsed to mako helr proud old city move faster in the ?rent mnrch of thc world's material pro? gress. They heard theso plnns clevcrly ind conclsoly put, nnd they applauded vlth a vlin whlch Indlcated that they were, me nml nll, ready to Joln hnnds to make Richmond a great city and nll her peo ile happy nnd contented. lt was 10:20 o'clock when Mr. Mero llth called for order, and rend tho fol owlug letter from Hon. .Joseph 10. "Wll ard, which provoked long applause: litli callod for order, nnd rond a letter _f regrct from Hon. Joseph K. Wlllard. Governor's Letter. Mr. Meredith next read thls letter from Hls Excellency, Governor Cluudc A. _wanson, and this oxcltod long contlnued :.ieerlng: Commonwealth of Virglnla, Cmvernor's Ofllco, The Chamber of Comeree, Richmond, Va.: Gentiemen,?1 nm ln recolpt of your very kind lnvltatlon to be present; at a bnwiuet to bc glvcn under the auspices of the Chnrnber of Commerco nt the Masonic Temple, Tuesday eve? nlng, Mny -2.1. I regret thnt a pre? vlous eiiK.'igeiimnt to ho at Norfolk ln conneetion wlth the Jamestown Exposltlon so confliots ns to preclude me from accepllng your very klnd and courteous lnvltatlon. I cunnot rel'riiin from oxpresslhg my profound Interest in tlie prosperity of Richmond, the promotlon of whlch 1 understand Is the purpose of thls bunquot. I feel us deeply ns any cit? izen of Vlrginla n prlde ln this su? perb capltal of our C-.mn.omve_.lth, nnd nd one will rejoice more than I Wlll at ber growth. progress nnd pros? perity. Durlng the years that l shnll admlnlster tho ofTTee of Oovernor of thls State thc peoplo of this clty can rely upon my earnest and cordlnl co operatlon ln all matters pertalning to Rlchmond's betern.ent nnd develop? ment. Hoplng that much tiucess mny nc Cl'UO from this baiuiuet, I am Very truly yours, CI,..riH- A. SWANSON. The Menu. Thls was tho cholce menu: Cunapo I-orcn/.o Clear Green Turtlo Ollves Kadlshcs Cliatcau D'Arche Soft Slmll Crabs, Sauco Tartare Bwoetbreod CroquottcB Green Peas Brollod Sprlng Chlckcti Fresh Mushrooms _\Joet et Cl.andon Imperlal Bmt Lettuco nnd Tomtito. Sulnd Smlthflold Hum Indlvidunl Iccr, C.kes liunbons Coffee Clgars Clgnrottes A Happy Toastmaster. Mr. Meredith spoke brlefly, lio 0X prossed on behalf of tlie Chamber that the Instltutlon organlzed hero should i>o comc permanent lie sald the great tnlent scnttorod through the nudlencQ would be reservod fnr n later occasion, and no one would hc called upon save the regular spenkers. lb- wlBhed the men to go to llielr homo., promptly nml thus escapo the wrnth of ir.iti- spouses, The remarks of Mr. Moro illili were very happy and often pro? voked conyulslpii-i of applause and laugh? ter. lb- wanted the nmn to go home promptly bo ns tn prevent the introduc tlon of homo rule such as Is In vogue ln old Irolnnd, In concluslon, Mr. Meredith laudeel the OCCaslon and sold lt was ii mOHt liupor tant one to th,- people. The men about hlm had fpund II.i- clty |? ashc. lllld had made lt a plnco of progress nnd lieauty, and it wns f!ttinK ._?, thoy shoni.i dlscus* her futuro prosperity and wonderful posdlhlllties. He was cpmpll in.-ni.'iry to a degree ln presentlng Mr. Rgliert G, l.'ic;,, who was the flrst speaker, of whom ho spoko as n mnn ol culture, enterprlsi am" progross, THE CHAMBER'S WORK President Leigh Tells Wliat It Has Done anrl What Possibili ties Lie in the Future. Mr. I.eigl. WUS .wini.lv applauded n* he came forward aml ably nnd nloouentlv I-, upoildl d lo Ihe folln-wliur toast! ?"i'he ch.imii.M- nf Commerce: vvhat the Chamber has aceompllshed r, .<? rtlehmond and ll.e plnns innppcil out for Jhe future in velopin.nl of the clty, Whon wo aro ..le- ,1. i. !ri a gOOd tlnjO t'< work." The iiddresw of Mr. i.eigh was a strong . ? .i il,li- il'.i-nsNlon of, his mo.t Important bjeot, and hc wus f ri''|iienilv Inter ? i i,y applause, He sald; T!;ls Is n iurge eontrait a.slgn.d nie by our Committee on -.rrnnxementa. i _ ii11 hope to coptrlbuto but little ?.f value to Iit. iIisouhkIoii in the limit* of an afler di.iner speech, Calm yourtejy.*, Uu w ovor, wlth tho conrrurllng nsurnnco that those lliults shall not bu g.cutly trui.s conded. . ,. . The Insplratlon and purposo M this Biilherhig, as 1 undcrstnnd lt ls loi.ro vldc n Qlmi for th<' upbulldli.g of our clty uiid/tlie slroiigtheulng of tho t'hain bur of Commel-co tlB n i.ie.ins to t un enu. A inoveinent fur llie ndvnnceincnt or tno wolfnie of Ulchinond lms ulwiiyi* the rlghl of wny to the iiilnds und lienrts ot her people. Lovo of home Is the strength nnd glory of Anghi-Snxon clvlllzntlon. hat ..nuohilug senllineiit, potontlnl ln m.iklug our pust grent, nbldes wlth us t.s a guar? antee of the futut-o. The Chnmber uf Commerco wns 01 ganlzed forty yenrs ngo. Illchnrond wub Btlll ln nslies, ber peoplo oxl.uusted ni lho utispcn.inblo results of tluit fenrful scourge cnlled wm'. Recnporutlon wus opposed by hosllle legislation, thnt logls Intlon whlch proceeds from rulcrs, not aervnnts of the pooplo, iiilens hottOprO" sentntlves. coliquelors flushed wlth tno trluinplis of wnr nnd moved by Its unhnly pnsslons. A century nnd half ngo u grenl thinker declared such to be tho ttprst form of government coticelvable, tliat in whlch nllens are placed In nutliorlty over n people. But enough of this only our cxrinrlenco vlndl-.ntcrt the great th nker, proved tho soundnos of his political phllosophy. ___ Came to Clear the Way. It was nutld thn ehnos nnd cnnfuslon born of such conditions thnt tho Chnmber of Coninierce cnmo lnlo exlstence and undertonk to clenr the wny for rehnblll tntlon. As tho fncts of Its career pnss boforo mv inentnl vlew, It seems to me thut the splrlt of Its founders must hnvo been brouthed Into lt. Those publlc splrited cltlr.ens, nnvo one or two, havo long slnce been gathered to thelr fnthers. Wo nre asoii.bled liero to enliirgo thelr creutlon, to incot the clrcuiiistnncos of u larger clty. Thls ls nn unoonsclous tribute to tlielr work. It ls npproprlato on such ocension to recnll Ihelr nnnies. On the chamber's llrst roll appeal" tho hon orod names of David I. Burr, the flrst presldent of tho chnniber; Isnac Daven? port, Jr. General Joseph K. Anderson, Thomns Brnnch, John Purcell, Junics Dunlop, Thoinaa XV. McCarice, John Dooloy, R. E. Blnnkenshlp, H. 33. C. Bnskervllle. 33. O. Noltlng, Saiiiuel M. Prlce, Robert F. "Wllllnnis, AVIIllam O. Ferguson, Thomas G. Ppytnn, I.ewls D. Oranshnw, Alexander Cameron and James R. Brnnch, whoso trnglc denth in "1869, wliile battllng for white supreniacy in our State government, ls well remember? ed. -*?''"'_, ., . Thls hlstory of the chnmber from that ilrst nrtPtlng to the present dny ls an os sentlal pnrt of the hlstory of Rlchmond. Dedlcate.l by high me.ti of high purposos it hns falthfuly performo.d lt s mlsslon; and that in splte of bltter, bltter dls couragemeiits. Holdlng its true function to bo to pre servo unimpuried the nnturnl _-tref%.th of our position nnd us far us posslbly to fortifv It, the chnmbers flrst concern Iwb bon to keep tho Jnmes Rlver open ns n highway of comirferce, n.nd ns a natural rogulator. of rallroad riites. Second Great Purpose. It's second grent purposo hns been to secure nnd to hold fnir nn equitable rall rates. In the ceaseless confltcts tliat revolve nbout Ihose two vital points tho chamber, so far. has beon successful. Thus It is thnt lndlvldual nnd corpornte enterprlse enn flnd expresslon here under the best posslble conditions for success, thus It is you hnve prospered nnd power? ful forelgn corporatlons hnve been In dueod to locate inrgo branch estnbllsh ments in Rlchmond and nre operatlng tliem succossftillv. Steadfnstly pursulng its well-deflhed pollcy of fortlfylng our hatuarl posltlon, tho chamber addressed Itself Industrlously to the development of tlVe wnlerpnwer of James Rlver, for twelve years before the electrical dc volopmoi'n of thnt power. Some contro? versy oxlsted betwon the clty authorities nnd ' tlie Chesnpeake and Ohlo Rnllwny authourlles whloh had to bo settled bo? foro nny comprettenslve plnn could be adopted. The chamber lnvestlgated tlie sltuatlon fully, through n commlttee of whlch Mr. Jnekson Guy wns chalrman; Thnt gentleman submltted n most nble report. Tho settlement of tlie points ln controversy was brought nbout through the nctlon of tho chnmber and Its com miltoe. Rubsoqucntly the chamber In ducod the city nutborltles. the authorities of tbo Chesnpeake and Ohio Rallway and thn Old Domliilon Iron nnd Nall Works to co-opernte ln having n prelimlnary survey mnde by tbe lnte Rucbe'n Sherlffs. wlllcli gnve nn outllne nf the plnns and estlinntes of thls development. Tlils sur? vey nnd continued ngltation of the sub? ject nnd much to do wlth tho flnal electri? cal development of this power. whloh Is now largely used for manufacfurlhg nnd j other purposos. Tho Chesapenke and Ohio vladUCt, the unlon depot of tho Chesnpeake nnd Ohio nnd Seaboard Alr T.lno Rnllwny. nnd the now Southern Rnllwny depot wero contlnuously ndvo catecl for yoars by tbo chamber. Terminal Facilities. In 1SS9 a-'eomm-ttoo, composed of Col, Jno. B. Purcell, Mcsrs. A. II. Christian, Jr., S. D. Crenshaw and R. A. Dunlop, tho sec.-oinry of the chamber, met by np. polntment, Mr. Ingalls at tlie Whlte Sul? phur Springs and recelved from him an assurnnce that from a mllllon to a mll? llon and u hnlf dollnrs would bo expond cd ln tor.iil.tinl facilities at Richmond. Thls Improvenrent wns delay ed for yenrs for the reason thav.. tho rallroad's ro aources woro llrst needed to improve its roadbed. und, thon, the problem of enter Ing Richmond was dlflicult of solution. A number of surveys wero mndo to con nect tho Jnmes Rlver Dlvlslh wlth tho Ponlsular ptvlslon, but tiio land duma'ges und the expenso of cros'jiilg vnrlous loads rndlntlng from Rlchmond wne such thnt flnally tbo plan for tbe vladuct down Jnmes Rlver wns soloot'.d ns lho .110.'. do slrable nnd economlcal. Tn carrylng out tlils plnn, tlie chninlior reniDi >d vnlu.-iblo servlce ln securlng the consent of tbe ciiirnilssloners nf the Frao Brldg-3 for lho loworlng of thnt slructiiro -whi?h they were Incllned to refuso?aud in otnor wnys liolpod the execution of thls impor? tant work. Tlie chamber nlso coirlauoicdv ut'gptl tbo Southern Rallway to bulld a passen? ger rtenot, whlcli flnally ros.ilt.-_l in i no erection of Its present pasariugt-r sta? tlon. Renllzlng the need of a modern ofllce building ln Rlehmo__d, th chamber erected Itfi present bulldlng on Ninth and Mnln Btrcots, whlcli set the pneo nnd gnve nn Impulse lo the Improvoinont on tliat pnrt of Mnln Streot whleh lins rx lended up to Flfth Stroet, Flfteen yenrs ngo tlie chnmber orlgi nated tho rnovoment for oxlonding tho Clty's boundurles and lias worked fnr lt u..nslngly ovor slnco. Tbe Hon. Geo. Wnyno Anderson, In a publU* speech, declared thut the blll of whlc'.i ho wus pntron. ninklng extenslon of .rir l.oun dary llmtts posslble, should ne called tiie chamber's bin, so Instrunrontiil was that body ln seourlng its passugo. Has Labored Hard. The chnmber hns perslstently und III tolllgentlv worked for whnt il O'lnoe.vcd to bo eound leglsflatlan, nml opposed nets deo.ned In.l.irlous lo tiie clty'.. and Hlate's Interest?horo nnd at Wiishlig ton- ln the niunlolpa), Stato and Koder.il I.eglslaturcs. ln tho last two StfltO l.eg lntiires (bo cbauiber succeeded !n defeul i Ing a lilll twice Introduced ln ench J.egls 1 Inture whlch. lf passed, would have cut ( the clty's annual revenue to llio cxt.iit Of elghty thoi.su.ul dollars. The J-iksukc of thnt blll would Ijave ropivod nn In? crease of tnxatlon here to tlll ex' int of elghty thousand tfcllars, or our apprlpr " tlons for Improvements would nooessnrlly hnve boen CUt down by thnt aniount. We :ire now worklng all wo ci'i On our friends of tho pqmicll and board of nd dermen?who honor us by bolng our guesis ihls evenlng?to havo tbo clty ae MUlro llio doek, to the end thnt all II fi labor lhat has boen expended on .I'lmos Rlver to k'-ep Its rliainel open a.. u frelght route und for Its Inllneu.-t 011 rill |-ate? may no| bo s'lcrllloed, ln.order thnt tha !?'. ibral governnionl muy not be lu fluonced by our Indll'f. ivnoo, and na.fow ne-s to wllhliold iioinoprlntlons In tbo future, Wa qonfldently expect our clty liiwmakers to hoed our pnyers ln tl.la nrntter. Wo reallse lhat thls council is composed of uuusualli' good ninlorlul n,.n who have the clly's Intor-'s! at lienrl. \\'.' have ln sig|lti for h*)1. largo oon v.uilons. reTlgloUK und Industrlal bodi.-s. also t' Jamestown Exposltlon, nnd the day Is not fnr dlstunt wlien n.liional (")| Bmiu th? _y?VtoKint- iWn^ -Jlways Bought Blgiiaiuru tiS Peterman's Roach Food. A boon to floteKKE-ap-ans. An the ro_.oh-t ro to the food, etitleed by lt _t ?il_ht from thelr breodln.. pl_c_e, lt p?rfeotiy elttnlnatoa largo or small roo.ohM, __r ___? ___T_____. Xt hoi been sent for in J'onrs to l?r_ lnntllutiona throughout tlm Unlled Btate? ahd abroad. wlth bllli not peyable unleee lt dld the work to tholr entire ?Utefactlon. Bodhngd?"_*et?_nma's D lecor-17" (qulok ? * silver oroam) wlll klll bedhu bii that co over whoro lt le palnted on Itghtlyi le also e. prevent.,. tlve. It wlll not rui- er harra furnlture or b.dfllue. "F.termnit'i THaotmnr," llquld, ln fl-Xlble ann,, wlth ?poutif pi:?-_ln_t sldee ot oan Wlll foro* It tn ortialCB aOS klll bedtrutre end ejfire Initmiitlf. Petwrm-in'e HntnioUJO ITood. pwt&*&p*?J**' ttg Rafci a_d. mto* mado wild br thi* no?lo_w food ?i?rm ithewi ti??y win !.?-._ u>? _m?d. Ing and hoi retuni. I>_t__r___n_i'i Avi Food, _ strong food to klll and drlre nway aht#, Lrark. bl__l_, h__.i_. tnmjr __leo bedeetroyad by lt ln en* nlght Tako w>,e.__#r* . s tlro* may be even ner* Important'than roon?r. Oi'ljt-u-ted W 1-78, Perfeotod In 1*01 br "Wnv _P?t?rmnn, Mfg. Chomlst, 54, tt, 18 We.t . .th BT? New Vork Olty, London. Hhig., Montrfl_i, P, Q, Bold by all Crutislntn ln itlchmond and throughout the Unlted Gtat/i*. rentlons of tho grent pdll_l_.nl p.iriles wlll Hnd It desirable to mot in tiie South. If we are not preparod to glvo tliuse iiodles a sultuble hnll for thelr dollbora ilons, wc wlll get an cdvertlsettient t'.int ivill work Incalculable Injury. Thls lii he unaiiswernblc argument for bulldihg m audltorlum ridequnto to such necda. What It Has Accomplished. For two yenrs a commltteo of tho .liumber, headed by Mr, Jno. C. Free ?nan, has been earnostly worklng to se? cure thls nudltnrluni. I mlght detuln you hero for :i rr.rnth -ecitlng what tho chamber hus ac.'om illslied for Richmond, wlthout givlng nn idcrniate idea of the scope of its actlyli__3 ir a just concejitlon of Its absolute noces jlty, not only for progress, but to mnln aln whnt we hnve ucqulred. For fur her Information I wlll nsk every nmn mro to read a report propnrecl by a ipeclal committee of 11fteen leading cltl _cns, givlng llielr estlmato of thc vnlue if tho Chamber of Oomirmn.-. to,. ihe ?ity of Richmond. Thelr nnnres aro a ;uarnntee of pnlnstaklng, Ihtelllgent ln .'estlgatlon. -Icnn personully testlfy thnt io commltteo ever conductcd a more horough nnd exhnustive oxnmlnntlon of i subject. A number of sessloiis were mld, coverlng n perlod of six months. Pwo of thelr, concliislons I wlll slato lere? one ls that the annual money ,-nlue of the chnrnber to Richmond, Is lot iess than flvo hundred thousnnd dol nrs; another Ih thnt the elty could "bet er nfford to ,pny fifty tliousand dollars lnnually for ,-bn innlnt.nan. . of thc .hnmber thnn to allow It to go down." rl.ls Is the jcrushlng answer to unln *ormed eriticsf-o'ur frlends who llmlt thelr ?ontrlhtitlon th crlticlsnr. TJlore remulns ho eomfortlnt nafloctlon, however. thnt .ri'tlolsm Is nt>t always the embodinmnt if wisdom. It is some p-.opl .-s wny of ipologi.,i:ig fot\not doiog 'hen duly. f-'urh u-e not mlsuiiflerstoyl. I tell vou thnt the olty could 'nm ll've wlthout the llght made in its Behalf hy the Chnn.l'er of pommerce. - The en-'-craiile :conditions ?,f trndo l.n day, tlm le.w ...' cnminer ial levelopment. established as tho polley if citlcs nnd nntlnns, under tlm ooirrpell ng force of competition, slmply dlsmnn Ie. a cltv puts H out of buslness. so to ipefik. if'lis rcsidenta are not eompnetly irgnnl_ed to prbto'ct lts interest. . The 'orces that control In thls matter are yorld-wldo In thelr scope an dthoy par nke of tlm character of physlcal truths. .ermnnv -et tho pneo nnd tlie tremen lons Indnst.rlnl nnd Iriinsportntlon ichlevements of those people slnce the es nbllshment of Ihe emplre Is feit in Overy iommunlt'y ihat undertaker. tr, 'manufac uro nn nrtlele used hy mnn or boast. A Triple Purpose. It would be Interesting to tracc to their iource the subtle ocbrio.itlo laws that lontrol tho dcstinles of eltles. but what nost cbricerns us now is not to dlarcgard liom, Stattites may.be vlolat.d ai,d tlm ,-iolator go unpuiiislied?npt _o wllh eco .oinlc law. W._ dellght to tnlk of our natural ad ?nntares. Thev are ? u'ntldubtefllj great; argely bv reason of them we havo pros lered. JameK lllver serve.. the triple lurposo of supplying cheap power for hnnufacturlng, u hig.iv/.-.y lor .?umnv.n, ind a natural r'-rfutHcf of i_;lioad raus. 'o.-tl In abimdance. f.f- fill a.lillon.'il sour. e if meohanlbnl r.nnrgy; togother wlth th. ?nw material on wbl'.'h 10 expen-.l th.-t tiergv, cnn be cheaply .'is.-n.bl?d hero, .ur rnllrond fncllltles aftprd easy :i...:. .-s ?o tlm markets of thls .ointry. whllo he nearby ports of No.vp."t News, at ?lm. vory oontre of the Atliyitiu Coa.t Llne, wlth nn nmple -iT,ir:.m service, >|ves access m tho markets of i.u.*Qp.e. "To sum It nll up, then. WO occupy n itr.iteglc posltlon ofthe hlghest value in he trenmndniis struggle now -."Jng wafj'Od n tlm re'alm of commerce. Able to manu "acturo chcnplv nnd Olstribii.O ehfi.plv, wo oan hnve tlm world lor ri eustom-_r. THE WEATHER. Foreeast: Vlrgini.--Fnli' In nonn; ihowers ln south portlon Wednesday; [Thursday showers wlth warmqr I-i soutn ?nst portlon; fresh, posslbly brisk soutll ;nst wlnds. _,, , , North Cnrollna-Sh owers Wednosday nul Thursday; brtsk, posslbly hlgh nortti Mist wlnds on lho eonat. Conditions Yjesterday. Rlohmond's weather wns clcur nnd cool. Rango Of the thermometer: u A. M.CS .. 0 V. M.1 . m.TA 0 P. M.io 3 p* m.Tl 1- mldnignt.t'-u Avorage.t;,J'/ lllgliesi tomperature yesterday. 11 Lowest tomPQI'attire yesterdny."'; iloan tomperuturo yesterdny. Wl S'ormal tempeiatiire l'or Mny.... 70 Liepariure froni nornwl temperntuiv.... oi rhcrmometer This Day Last Year (i A. M.01 C 1" " 2 M. 8 P M. a i. ai.ua l_ mldnlght.Ui Conditions in Important Citiea. (At 8 P, M.j Kastert. 'I'lniis.) place, Ttier. High. T. Weat hor, Ashevllle, N. C. t!2 Mlanla, Cla. 7. [iiill'iiln, K, Y. 71 'hnrle-ton . Tt l hlcago, lll. 7il I'lnciniiatl. 0. VI Duvenjiort . 7 l-etroll, Mlch.72 Uatteras. .\. c.B. j__cl.sonvlll..7u Knnsii.- Clty. 7. Ne? iirl.i.ns. 7S Norfolk, Va. 01 Ulil.ihn.un Clty. 08 Pltttimirg, i'a. 78 'I'anil'iii, l-'la. 7n Vlcksburg. .. W'asliir.gtou . c. Wllmliigioii . 6S yelh.w Htoiie........ W Bfl 1'. eloudy Clouily Clenr Clenr Clenr Clmuly Clear Clenr 1\ eloudy Clear Clear Clear P. eloudy Clear V, eloudy Clc.ll Cloudy t.'lear Miniature Almanac. May 2.'1, 1006. ri.....l.v, IlKill Tll>i'' B_l_ .7:17 Mon.Ing.-.4:Vi n -.U.1:'30 i-venlng.6;'-'_. 'I'he uecopled prl.nclples of Jolttlo.il *co noiuy, us appiled to such nltnoBt Idcnl colidltlotis, connrmt'd by lll* oapoWotice o_ limtililhd, glve. thls Ylt.v AH i.i'.ll?rht'vblo tltlo lo Hluiid among tlio lnst lll Uio raco for success. , ... Tlils ls all true, but u. 1 nrenBiire the forces that iniiko for coiilmorcltil miprc mncy, bullds up eltles nnd Stutes-u.vo, thnt coimt ror iimst ln ull human pru grcBB, you havo here an nlmost unuseaafl -_!, of hicoiiiparnhly giealcr vnlue Ihan ull thuiic l.hyslcnl iidviitiliiguH put to? gether. I I'dfOl* to thut inornl and liitnl lecttml foroe Whlch proceedB from onriiest t-ouls ln conihlniitloii. domliiutc.l l.y u i comnroti purpose lutelllgHitly recognlulng . thc poHlbilllloH of a sitnnllon iiml resii- | lutely (k'tern.liied to iicccpt nothlng lese , thnn tnose po. slbllitleB, wnrrnnt, lo ol- j guiilzcd, unltcd effort. ,,?,,_? ,u,? XVo tmed, then, to Vllftll-S- thl. grent uniiited usset, to orgnnlze .ur inornl and IntellectunJ ra Bourccs so us to mul'c them Bvalla ble too tl..- city'n rcui develo_ime_iL,elh8 competition cf to-dny l_ .... on V b8fW-M IndlvldtuilB and corpornloli. . ^lUt in 18 broader munlfoslntlons, ls a ?^V*f,fnfnm?. : iween eltles. Thls orgcr eompnllllnti nkes tl.o form of nn ?&rt,?&_%__3?_ of eltles to mnke tlm condltlon-, umei wliich indlvldtinls, llrms atid ?P'P??1 oM. resldent ln thelr borders do buslness bet [er ancl more fnvorablc than anywhero else. The ngeneles employed are cpinpncl orgnnlnntlons cnllcd ChomberB of Com? merco or Honrds of Trade. Pressure is Felt. Tho pressure of theso powerful Influ? enco.. ls felt ln ovory rnllrond offlce. whero rates nre mnde, where carf. ror cnrrlnge nre furnlshrd, In munlcipal n.nd State I-eglHlnturo snd Congress, whero laws uro mndo. and 1n every dlrectlon where its nssertlon mny socuro an iy_-an tngo. Tho most casual obscrvor ot cur rent events knowB thls lo be true. XXo slmply nsk thnt Richmond he arm-d for the conflict whlch she cannot eseape. At thls polnt. lio It understodd that the chnrnber wlslms nbtindant prospcrl.y,'? her sister eltles of thls Corninonwealth, nnd of 1he South. It stands tojeoanVH; tlon wlthout bltterness, rlvnlry, wlth? out erivy. , , , ?,_?. for Now, ns to thc chnrnber s Pl""' f?. the future development of nl^mcmd. The only one I desire to empr^x. o thls meeting Is n plan nnd R*P?W?" to ndvertlse Richmond's grent ndvantngn ns a nl.ice for mnniifncturlng nnd evorj olh. r form of buslness. Other ol ties nre advertising actlvety ln overy form kno*n to that art, and wlth splendld resuUs, Wo know our ndvnntages nre equal to nnv nnd superior to most plnoos, n,nd iiropose tho world shnll know It. If the Incompleto statement. I lln\e glven to-nlght of the chamber s work, ts uppfiil career, does not establlsli its rlght tn vour fullest support, thon tho testlmoiv^- of flfteen citizens. who stand for nll thnt Is good In our buslness llfc. wlll con vl nre tho nfost skeptlcal. nna move the most Indlfferent. Hend that report slgned by .Tohn B. Turcell. chnlr masi! Oeorgo Li. Chrlsllati, H. V. Cabell, Mlllnn E. Mnreuse, .Inrnes R. Gordon, Thomns M. Itutherford, R. G. Rennolds, Ro. I.ee Trnvlor, Willlnm T. Reed. John C. Freemnn." Henry XV. Wood, Jnmes N. Boyd, T. C. Wllliams. Jr.,, O. J. Sands. K. A. Saunders, Jr. Recently Atlnnta declded to have a Stnto fnlr or exposltlon, nnd placed flvo hundred thousnnd dollnrs as the mlnl? mum amount to be subBcrtbed before enterlng on that undertaklng. In four dnys three hundred nnd slxty thousand dollars were subscrlbed. 1 nrakc no In vidlous comparlson; but congratulnte At? lanta on sueh splendld expresslon of clvlc prlde and fnith in her future. In Atlnn tn the women vle wlth the mon ln contrl l.ntlng to any cause whlch hns for Its objeet the Improvenient of Atlnnta. Thls reniinds me thnt a Richmond lndy offarcd to glve flfteen hundred dollars to our Stato Fnlr ABSoclatlon, Just formed, liut the committee decllned to recelvo from her more than ono thousand dollnrs. Apprerlatlon of high conduct Is best expressed by ermilatlorv?not cheap eulogy. What Others Are Doing. I refer to Atlanta as an Instancn of what other citles are dolng. I now nsk that the people of Richmond _ul.se. llm thirty thousand dollars to the ohnmber of commerce?twelve thousand to opernte th'e cnamber, Iticliid.ng Its Trafllo Rureau. ond elght thousnnd for advertising Rlch mnnd, .'"nd the expenses Ineldent thereto. A narow nnd a chenp polley wlll no lon? ger answer. Memphla, I nm Informed, gives her bonrd of trade twenty thousand dollnrs, slmply for operntlng expenses, nnd more than thnt nmount for adver? tising. Tt Is the business of thls meeting to provklo a plan that wlll secure the funds we need to support the Chnrnber of Commerce and to advertlsc Ihe clty. The three hundred people nssemhled here. organlzed Into worklng comrnlttesa thnt work. cnn nron. . this communlty to do anythlng It oueht to do, to n full perfor manee of Its duty. We nre wnstlng tltfie ln belng here to-nlght tinless tlm systemn tle work need.d to secure public support be thoroughly done. Pmvldo the thirty thousand dollars needed, twelvo thousand for operntlng the Chamber of Commerce, l.icllldlns Its Tralllc Department, elght thousnnd for advertising .the nragnlficent IndUpemcntB Richmond offers to capltal for profltablo Investments, and we wlll surprlso the cen? sus mnn when he knocks nt our door In 1HI0; nnd hls report, givlng our Incrense In populatlon, ln fnctorles and in wealth, Wheh given out, will piirprlse the world. Tlie vnlim of renl nnd porsonal propor? ty nssessed here for tnx_.tlon ls $88,670,* "ifi.OO, its nctunl mnr'tnt vnlue, Includlng about eighte.n millions of untnxed real estate, Is probably .l_5,pOO,nn..OO, Thls represents our nequlred nnd saved wealth. Thls nmount needed nnd nsked for by the ohnmber ls nbout l-_0th of 1 per cent., enic'llla'ted on the nssessed value of thls property, and less thnn 1-tntli of l per eent. If ealculated on Its prolinble n-tnal vnlue. Thls cannot, justly, be regnrded ns a large nmount to glve to n eommerclnl body whoso work hns heen so Instrumen tal'lii making the ncqiilFltlon of Ihls proporty posslble. Thls oalc.Ulntlon taT.es no necoupt of tlie Immense nnnual buslness done here ln mnnufncturliig, jobbing, banking. brokor nge, Insurnnee, renl estnte nnd other llnes, vet evory one of these Interc-.ts know that Ihe work of the chamber is r. aantlal to Ihelr sncoesH, Every rps'dent is n beiiedelnrv of the ohnmbpr's woik, whether lm lives on fess, Rnlnrv, eommls plnns. brokernge, rents, lnsurnn.i_ and bnnklng profits. or from nny other souree. Aii Inconsistency. Men glvo $..50.00 a yenr to a porter to swecp out thelr ofllces, $000.00 to $800.00 to a young shlpplng elorl., $1,200.00 fo a bookkeeper. und refuse :o ccncribute n thlrd ns much ns tho porter's wages to the eommerclnl body that rndkes thelr bUBlness posslble. I thlnk thls inconsls Retlred cnpltnlistB colleet ronis here and contribute nothlng to tlm body thnt iniikeH tenants poeslhlo. I thlnk thls un fulr- . . , ,_ I believe tlmt most of the people io whom Ihe forc-golng upplles, nnd 1 have no speclnl person In nrl'.ul, wlll on n proper presentation of this imp._rtn-.it matter, flnd It most conslstent wllh inrl self-respoct to pny -thelr full nbaro for beneflt- secured Ihom by the worlt nnd mone>- of otlmrs. . 'I'he word cltlzenshlp Iniplles I'-OtprCCOl obligntloiiH, protectlon on tlm pnrt of govornmont, nlleglniice on the pnrt of tlm oltl.ons. And allegliince does not mean slmply an observanee nf public Inw, ilb stalnlng from lts Infreotlon, lt menns loyaltv, devotlon, tho splrlt ihat maKes fincrltlccK for llm public good when iicccr BSry Trhd iiv llmee ntnudnids. it woulil seem to follow thut whllo all citizens aro rof.idents, nll resldents aro not oltl zens. T nnr hnpnv ln the imllef thnt there nre few resldents In Richmond who would not qunllfy u_ citizens, nccordlng to the best stnndnrd.-, wlmn matters uro pioiicrly p.PB'-nt. d to them. The pollcv of llm |aw ls to nxact the lenst froni tlm citizen ennslHteiil wlth the ninliitennnce of well-ordered governnirnt. Tlm return of the eltlzen should ha to do liis utmost. The mnn then, who nerenls the obligation Imposed by law, na the For Infauts and Children. The Klnd You Have Always Bought Bears tlie g._rj__..VU". of 'THB QUEEN OF TABLE WATERS/* HAS CONSTANTLY And STEADILY INCREASED In Popularity and Esteem, and is now ACCEPTED THROUGHOUT the ENTIRE CIVILIZED WORLD as posaesBing all the properties of an IDEAL and PERFECT TABLE WATER. llmlt of hls social obllgntlons, dellberato ly slunts hls nioral nattiro. Itl the great oratlon dellverod hy Victor Mugo on the Hfe of Vollnlr, occur thoso not-iblo words: "Guard your lndlvldual rlghtB-that Is to be a man. Do your du? ty?that Is to be a cTtlj-en." May llght. be glven to each of us thls night to soo our public duty nnd the strength to do lf. , __.______-_-_? ?When Mr, Iy.lgh concluded hls magni? ficent address, n wnve of npplnuse swopt over the splendid audlenco. whlch must have meant u complete endorsomrnt of hls clear and buslnwis.Uke revlfw or the work of the Chamber, and the won? derful posslbllltli-s whlch lle ln Its fu? ture. _. MANY ADVANTAGES Mr. Bryan D-_.cti_.ses Our Manu? facturing ' ArJvantag-es and How to Make Use of Tliem. Tnastmastor Merodith, In n brlef but happy Speech, presenteil Mr. Joncph Bryan, who wu glven a cordlal wolcome, and cheered for stune momenta beforo he couJd proCecd. The toaat luislgnsd Mr. Bryan, whlch he handlod ln a mosl attractive msn ner, was: "Richmond's Many Advantages, and How to Make the Most of Thorn. Tho clty's prospects of development lf Its cllmatlc, social, commerclal and industrlal advantages nre properly brought to the attention of those who aT? looking for Just such fncllltleu ns Blchmond haa to offer. "The value of manufacturing ln duatrles to a communlty and tho un? usual oportunltles offered by Rlch? mond In thls respert, os chxlblted by Uia prosperity of Its numerous manu? facturing onterprlses." Mr. Bryan recelved one of the great ovatlons of the evenlng, ond when ho wbb allowed to procced he entered upon a practlcal dlscusslon of the great ihenie nsslgncd hlm, -whlch, he sald, would call for volumes lf fully replied to. He choso but ono branch, the manufactuilng In dustries of the clty. Mr. Bryan Intro? duced his subject wlth a happy lllus tratlon, ond gettlng hls audlence In full sympathy wlth hlm. proeeeded flrst to dlseuss the manufacture of tobacco, sub rnltllng on the start tho followlng sta tlstics: "Tobacco. In cigars, clgarettes, che roots, hands employed. ft.307; oulput. i|?;S95,000. Smoklng. chewlng. stemmed nnd roprlsed, hnnds employed, 4,Wf); out? put, J1.1.606,fO0." Proceedlng, Mr. Bryan snld: "The Whltlock hrnnoh of the "Arnerlcan Tobacco Compnny says that Old Virginia Cheroots and Royal Bengal Little Cigars have an annual output of _C0,000.??; | worldwldo reputatlon; factory largest nnd ] most completely equlpped cigar factory i in tho world; employes provlded wlth lndlvldual iockers for thelr clothlng and personal efTects; Inrge and completely equlppcd dlnlng room, providcrt for em? ployes, at which a cup of coffee or tea Is glven free of chargo to each employe every day at dinner; plant equlpped with the most improved type of beating nnd ventllating apparatus. "In the wlntertlmo fresh, pure alr is taken from the outslde of the bulldlng and blown over heated eolls nnd dls charged through ducta to the varlous floors and dopurtmont-, nlwnys keeplng a fresh supply of pure alr ln circula? tion In all parts of tho factory. In sum? mer this alr Is cooled nnd dlstrlbuted in the same mnnncr. Each depurimenV ls provlded with drosslng and tollct rooms, tbe walls of whlch are of whlte enamelcd brick and floors of concreto fand no bed blig huslness ln that), thereby permittlng prnctlcnlly perfect snnltary condlltlons. Business has so Increased durlng the past year that thla plant now needs _00 additional hands, nnd I'll bet they'll get them." Tho R. A. Patterson Tobacco Company, ho aald, Is tho largest Indcppndent to? bacco concorn ln the United Btates. "Now, we'll take up the iron buslness," tho speaker continued. "Tho Iron works of nll klnds employ 7,83!) hands. Thelr output is $9,081,0OO. Thero ia a large revival of industry at the Old Domlnlon Iron und Null Works. The Tredenar Works Is contlnulng Its buslness wlth Its nccustomed success. The Rlchmond I-oeomotlve Works Is In a prospero.is condition. and wo have adopted a bj-s tem which brlngs about perfect harmony hetween the managcrs nnd tho em? ployes. I-ARCJE PAPER BT.SINESS. "A most Important Industry of Rlch? mond ls ths paper buslness. The hnnds employed ln thls and klndred occupatlon nmount to 1,831 and ttho output Is nearly $3,300,000. There are threo blottlng mills ln Rlclimond. whlch aro tho largest ln tho world, mnklnK blottlng paper exeluslvely. Thelr output Is about $10,000,000 poundn nn? niial ly. whlch Is from fiO to S0 per cent. of nll thnt Ih manufactured ln this coun? try. Akln to thls buslness ore the large paper back uianufacturlng, pnper twlno mni.ufaeturlng and envolope factory. The Wortendyke paper twinn factory shlps its product to all parts of tho world. "A very Interesting faet In connectlon wlth tlie pnpor buslnoss ,a that Rlchmond makes the matrlx papor whlch is used ln printlng nearly two-thlrds of tbe largo newspapors of the United Stntes. Tlie Now York Ilcrnld, Journal, Tlmes, nml In faet, every dally paper ln New Vork, except the World, uses matrlx papor whlcli Ib made In Rlchmond. Tho AVest over Pnper Company manufaetures roof? ing tar pnpor. Tho annual output Is 511, im rolls, nenrly .31,?W,O0O pounds, uud 1..520 barrels of roofing iiiateiial. lt lins branches in thlriy-threa cltieB. "One of tho niost strlking nnd Impor? tant Industrlcs In Rlchmond Is the print? lng buslness. Rlehinonil supports one hundred and four printlng oflleea nnd em ployo ln this buslness over 1..00 hands. It ls the only clty of Ita slae that sup? ports two printlng supply houses, one of v.'hlch, tho H. V. Polouze Compnny, now n pnrt of the American Type Foundern' I'ompnny, hns l/een ln existenco slnco 1H"0. "Tho lfirnest nnd most Important slnglo roncern Is tlvo B. V- Johnson Company. The eiiftrgv nf this company has enrried liuoks wlth Rlcbinond's linprint In1u nearly overy North Carollna homo nnd somo ln Houlh Carollna ?nd Texas and l-enerally tliioughout tho Houth. The totnl annual output of thls company la now over 1...00.000 books. Not only aro lls books in the South, for whlch they woro chlefly Inteiided, but ihey are now used ln tho puMIc school.. of Now York, Philadelphla, Ualtiniore, Washlngton and other plnces |)1 tho North and West. "Wo'll m__ko somo good confederatea of them after a whlle. "Tbe two grsat trade lndustries, print? lng ?.n<l blndlnj, Uiyvo b?en srei-Uy. U*? voloped by the estnhllBhinent of tho John? son Company, whleh has doubled ll? oxceptlon of some rnilroad work and tho liubllcatlons of the Presbyterlnn Publlca* tlon Commlttee, Rlchmond prlntcrs dld llttlo except Job work nnd thelr fncllltles wero llmlted. "Tho hlndlng Industry wns even smaller. To-dny the printlng Industry of the clty I;- very large, .whllo wc hnvo ono of tho largest blnderlen In the country wlth it capaclty of R,000 books dnlly. In order to meet lho lncreaslng demand of the John? son Cotntipnny, which hus doubled Its buslness wlthin tho pnst thrcn. yenrs, bolh printers and binders wero compelled lu enlnrgo thelr plants untll thoy wero evonC uslly In n posltlon to compete for worlt from a distance and, to-day Rlchmonil Ib dolng an enormous uriiount of printlng nnd hlndlng for Now York, riilladcliiliia nnd Ht. 1/iuls concerns. Graining Flour Trade. "Hardly nny fnct nbout the Industrlal development of Rlchmond ls more gra-tlfy ing than the revival nf Its flourlng mllls. Forniorly Its greatest nnd most celebrated Industry, the flourlng t-uslness of Rlch? mond fell to a very low ebb, but undor the nblo and aggresslve inanngement n? Mossra. Warner Moore & Co., the great mills of Rlchmond, nre now puttlng out _,_-_0 barrels of rionr daily. Tha dally Dulput of these mllls nre equivalent to twenty car loads of flour, slx car loarla of mill fned and nlne of corn meal. Tho dally consumpllon of grnln Is 10,700 bushels of wheat and 4,_lt)0 bushels of corn. Thu flour haa regnfned Its great reputatlon and Is li.rgcly sold ln European markets. "Next In order of vnluo ls the boot nml shoe trnde. Thls employa " 1,600 hnnds nnd the output ond sales amount to nenr ly $3,000,000. Rlchmond Is known as tho South's great shoe markcl, and she ranks fifth ln the shoe mnrkets of the world. Boston belng flrst, St. Louls second, New York thlrd, Chlcngo fourth nnd Rlchmcfid flfth, The obvlous advantages of com blning the manufacturing and dlstrlbu? tlon of shoes hns been so plalnly pcr celveil that tha whol .sale denlers of Rloh? mond wlll R-urely be progresslve enougit to bulld fnctork-H In connecllon wlth tlir-lf Jobblng houses In order to both hold nnrl cxtend thelr trndo. The Davls Boot nnd Bhoe Company, whlch has operated at tha penltentlnry. turns out from l>,OOo to> 7.000 palrs of nhoos a day, but Ihe de? mand haa liefin auch thnt they hnve es-< tabll-ihed snother fnctory ln the clty and have leaB-m tho Industrlal bulldlng at thu foot of Twelfth Street, and wlll operat? _. plant on a large scalo under tho gtyld .f tho Columbla Shoo Company. ThlA wlll doubtloss be llie means of brlnglng more shoe factprleh to the elty. Mr. Brynn hero tried to stop, but ther? wero crles of "go on!" from all over tlie hall. "Tlmo wlll not permit," he said, "tr. recite the uchlovcments and progress of tho several shoe concerns of Rlchmond; but they have splendldly fllustrated tho foreslght. energy end wlsrls|m of our inorclmnts, "There are mnny other most important InclUSlrjoB nnd trudes In Rlchmond. whinfj it Is linposslbie to do mpre than merely montlon, and yet thelr roots spread far Into frultful soll and they contrlbut* greatly to tho prosperltj- of the clty. Thelr output severnliy nmounts up to the mll? llons. "Tho pnekers and curers and VnlentlnW Meat Julce. Thls latter is known tlirnugh 3Ut the world. The Cedar Works and Red Cedar Company have enormous outputi ind the largest of thelr kind. XYe havB the only .vnrnlsh works In tho South. "Tho loather buslness of Rlclimond hns grown surprislngly, whllo FI. W. Roun trec wlll lower hls crest to no mnnufactur .r In making the best triiiiks In tlie Cnlted States. Clothlng factorles hnvo been oper? ated Inrgely and another one hns been started, ftnd where they getVill the pcopltf :o work in these factorles 1 do not know." (Continued on Nlnth Pnge.) Sensational Selling of Orgdiiis and Pianos Lots of gooAi standard in struments that we have taken in, and are going to ] sell at prices that hardly suggest their original prices. They are in fine shape. Why not pick yonr choice at a little price? Chance of a lifetime! ORGANS 1 Wororstrr Organ.$42.50 1 Ithlcn Organ, 0 oc__i.vcs:$40.00 1 Bt'-.tt)' Organ.$85.00 1 Shonlngt-r Orgnn-$47.50 1 A. B, Chaso Organ. . . $37.50 1 Wllrox & Whlto Organ.$32.00 1 SU'iIing Oix??.$30.00 PIANOS i Woodw-trd & Bi-own. $42.50 1 Duhhiun Plano. $37.50 1 Kimbo Piano, 7 ot> taves .*7S.O0 t Slodnit Plant.$30.00 1 Stodart & Wovcestcr. $27.50 1 Hlodait VUnw . $25.00 1 (lilcUc-ring, luuid somidy cavved . $75,00 1 Knabe, carved lr-ga, ovorstrung bass, rose ' wood caso . $80.00 1 Lanslng Uprlght-$70.00 i W Alnut Uprlght Pliino, origiiittl i>Hco I $300,00, now .$125.00 KOI.D .OV J3ABV TKRMS? MONTH VV.