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ntB DISPATCH FOUNDBD 1*5*. RJCHtMOND, VA.. SUNDAY, JANUARY 16, 1910. PRKJE FIVE OEOTS. REAL ESTATE BUIlllllC 1E?IS Westward the Star of EmpireTook Its Flight During Last Week. BIG WEEK'S DOINGS TOLD IN NUTSHELL Demand for Business Property.' Conservative Men Discourage Speculation?Deals of Past Week P u r e 1 y Invest? ment ? Boomers Not in Evidencc, ?.?'-iieral actlvity characicrlzed ihe real estate market tor tho pasi week. The total of' sales was away up yon der, extendlng conslderably (iver $200, 000, irutybc inoit- than a quarter of a mlllion. A featuro of thc wcek's work, and a. decidediy pleosing feature, was that spcculatorti v.-ere not \i:ry much In evldcnce, but that most of tho saloHJ wcrc made to men and women who bouKlit for permanent Investment, the majorlty of thc purchksera being peo? ple who purpose building upon and iinprovlnB the property they acqulreu. While actlvity was general and salt-u were made ln all parts of the clty and In the suburbs, the fact romalna tli.it '.hc bulk of Ihe biiylng and sell ItiK was ln tho western part of the city and ln the suburbx to tlie weHt and the north. Every rcal estate agent ln the clty had koo,i business. ellhe'r actuai or prospectlvc. At tlie same tlrnc that 1 pec-liarlty of the real estate busi? ness whlch inakes a weejc somotltnea busy for one man inakes it dull lor another was notlceable. Some of the tllK Draln. Pollard _ Bagby, Denoon & Co.. J. Thonipson Brown & Co.. N- W. liowo &. Son. Wllllams &? Vaughn. sutton <t Co., Blutiton & Pureeli, PUxInl & Co., Rtcheson & Crutchneld. Aiuob & Poin dexter. and perhaps two or three oth? ers inay be said to have been the lead ers durlng the past week. ao far us consummatcd business was concerned, init if tliere is an agent ln the town who failed to make one or more "touchdowns" durlng the week thc re portorlai genlus failed to flnd him. Perhaps the largest slngle sale of the week was made by Pollard &. Bag? by. They sold the splcndld~biislness property at tho southeast corner of Laurcl & Broad Streets to W. T. Shep herd for $71,500. It Is understood that the property ls to bc- Improved by the purchascr. The satne firm solj 400 feet of va? cant property on Stuart Avenue and the rcsldence 401 East Cary Street to Mra. M. D. Johnson. Through the same . agency M. 3. Hewett became the purchaser of fifty feet on Monument Avenue, for whlch he paid $110 per front foot. At tho same price. Moses Rose becarne the owner of lifty feet on the avenue, and he announces his purpose to build tiioreon a handsorne residence. Through iho same agency. R. M. Lynn bought 105- feet on the south slde of Monu? ment Avenue, near TUden Street,, for whlch he paid $15,600. A IllKger Cruragr, Perhapa. Pollard & Bagby sold for John P. Branch elghty-seven feet on the south *ide of -West Broad Street, between Harrison and Ryland Streets, and got for lt ?17,1'00. The Oordon Motor Company were the purchasers, and ln asmuch as they bought for $10,000 Trom Dr. Stuart McGulre flfty feet of adjolning property, the supposltlon is that the company will erect there an Immen3e garage, although tho Gor? don peoplo were reticent whon ap? proached yesterday on the subject. Pollard & Bagby aold other property irf the western part of the clty, thelr total sales for the week aggregattng conslderably more than $100,000. Jfo IVcea for Excltenient. The inqulry and the demand for building sitos in tho western part of the clty and on the western suburbs are almost phenomenal. It should not be Inferred, hbwevor, that the In quircr3 and the peoplo who are fur nlshlng the demand are in any humor to pay fantastlcal prices. They slm ply reallzo that the star of empiro is movlng westward In a quiet way, and they have their eyes on home sites under tho Iuminary, but tho hold? ers of this property can easlly turn tho courso of tho star by puttlng a fancy valuatlon upon the ground upon whlch it ts momentarlly sheddlng its rays. Tho brilllant could shine just ns well tn another direction, and will do it, too, lf tho cost of shlnlng ln the west ls too heavy. It must bo said that holders of far West End property aro in no way dls posed to be exorbitant, but are really doing all they can ln a legitlmate way to encourago home-bullders to get into that section. Tho West End Land Company mado sotno very large salos durlng the paat week, as dld also the agents who hnndlo :_oe Annex and _eo DIstriot property. More Business Property Wnntcd. The agonta generally stlll complaln of the faot that there ls so llttle busl n'ess proporty on tho market to meet the lndustrlal domands. Thero la probably not ari agency in tho clty that haa not Inqulry for eliglblo busi? ness property, but they all say that elther tho holders will not turn tho same loose, or that they put the flg Urcs so hlgh as to make it'practically prohlbltory. Nevertholoss thero is a good deal of talk about much business building to be started. durlng tha coming sprlng. There aro rutiiora in tho air about lpore skysorapers, and ' they do say that some of them are golng to be up. on Broad Btroot. A weil-lnformed real estato agent yesterday said to Tho T-Imes-Dlspatoh representatlvet "Don't you get the Idea Into your hoad that all of tho hlgh and lmpos Ing hulldlugs of a business charaoter ln Riehmond nro gotng to be clustered on Maln Street. Broad Street ls go? lng to branch out, or up, ns tho case may be, and I should not woudor lf (C^tjnugfl on~^nFd~Pa_e,V" WEALTH IN OLD VIRGINIA WHITE BVIII.EY TOBACCO GBOWI.VU IX V1BCIXIA. AI.BE.UAHLE PIPPfN'S. VIIIGINIA APPLES ON EXIIfBITlO.V. THIRTY-TWO TCRKEYS, PttOPCCT FROM OXB HEX. PACKIXG APPLES POR. MARKET. HBETTE IDMHE'IFIT That Seeins to Bc the Watchword All Over Old Virginia To-Dav. GOOD WORK IS. APPRECIATED Times-Dispatch's Effort to Awak cn Greater Interest in Corn Culture Brings Fruit. BY FRANK S. WOODSOX. The Times-Dispatch rcally dlu not know how wisoly it was building when about a year ago iwstarted a move? ment to create a greater interest In ?thc matter of corn-growlng ln Vir? ginia. Of course. The Times-Dispatch knew that tho lands of old Virginia could grow the best corn ln the world, and somehow it belleved that lf the farmers of the old State would give 8trlct attentlon to the best methods of corn culture and tho best methods of aeedlng corn and produclng from flrst-class aeed and all that klnd of thing, the tlmo waa near at hand when Virginia would break the records of the Western S'tates, or any other States, ln the matter of corn-growlng, but really it dld not have a super abundance of falth in its ability to stir tho corn-growers, and the "far? mers generally, up to a reallzation of their advantages, and do it in the short spaco of a year. The Times-Dispatch dld bollevo, and dld thlnk, that ln tlme Virginia far? mers would wako up to a reallzation of thelr possibilitles, but it hardly expected them to do lt in so short a tlme. More Than Expected. As a matter of fact, thls paper thought that tho plan lt set on foot to lnduco a. big exh'Iblt of corn at tho Stato Falr would be but a startor. None who attended the State Falr were more surprised at the wonderful corn oxhibit than the people of Tho Tlmes-DlBpatch ostabllshmcnt. That exhlblt brought out as was nover brought out beforo the possl billtiea of Virginia ns a corn-making State, and the thing that ls : most to be rejoiced over ls that the oxhibit and the good things that havo been told about it have aroused an interest ln corn-maklng that was ncver beforo 'known of ln Virginia. Grent Big Sldo Sliovra. Dlstrlct corn shows arid county corn shows have been held. since then Iu varlous parts of the State, and they do say that some of these exhlblts have really "out-exhlblted" Tho Tlmes-Dls patch Corn I-CIng show at tho Stato Falr, Tho Tlmes-Dlspatch has several lettors from good > frlends who havo attended these county oxhlblts, ln whlch they say, "Wo beat your Stato exhlblt," and then, as lf to klnrler apologlzo to thls paper, they add that they could never have gotton up such oxhlblts had lt not been for tho paco that The Tlmes-Dlspatch set. Good enough. The apology was not nccos sary. Tho objoot of this paper was to enoourage corn-growlng ln Virginia. If it has dona that lt ls happy, and lt would rojoice to know tliat every oounty and dlstrlot exhtbtt stneo tho dnto of the State Falr has been a contlnuQua ltnprovemeht on that ex? hlblt. State PnriiMMtt' Iusllltiic. In conneotloli wlth tho b'tato Far? mers" Instltute to bo hold in thls clty February 1, 2 and 8, thero wlll.be on (Contlnued on Thlrd Page.). OVER 1UNT1S Work Starts' on Road From Waynesboro to Eastern Virginia. [Speclal toThe Tlmes-Dlspatch.] Waynesboro, Va., January 15.?On Monday, January 10, actual work was started on the gradlng of ten mlles of macadam road leadlng southeast ward from Waynesboro on the right of way of thc flrst graveled road ln Augusta county, whlch old road was bullt elghty-six years ago in pursu auco of an act of tho Virginia Degis lature, passed March S, 1S24, and which road passed over tho Bluo Rldge Mountains over a grado of some 12 per cent. This old roadfor three gen eratlons was the maln hlghway for th? grains of tho Vallcy to the sea cdast clties, and through long uso thc road has'become Impassablo. The State Hlghway Commisstoner of Vtrglnla has selected as a new locatlon the "temporary" track of the Virginia Central Rallroad, whlch In the iato flftles operated a narrow gaugo rall? road over tho mountaln durlng the tunneling of tho Bluo Rldge. This tem? porary track has a maximum grade of 5 per cont., or flvo feet rlse to overy hundred fcet,o and is to-day ln tact, nnd with Incroosed wldth will be made servlceablo for the macadam, and thls road will bo agaln a maln thoroughfare for traillo between these prosporous and growlng sectlons of the Old Domlnlon. Tho road has beon for a hundred years known as tho Rockfish Road, as lt connects tho Rockfish Valley, ln Albemarlo nnd Nelson counttes, wlth the Shenandoah Valley, ln Augusta county, nnd thls movement ls tho jolnt offort or tho abovo three countles, who have subscribed State, county and prlvnte funds for its consti-uctlon. An liniiortiuit Hlglnvay. Vlrglnla's Hlghway Commlssloner states that thls will bo ono of tho most Importnnt i-oads ln tho CommoiiT wetilth. ns lt connects by an-' etisy grade tho fertlle Valley. of the Shen andoah wlth the. clties' pf tho East. nnd traverses mlles of apple orohards, farmlng lands nnd graalng land, and opons up for ; the- dwellers ,.. ih tho crowded clties avalhible sites for sum mer homes nloitg tha slopoa of tho mountalns within thr.oe mlles of sta tldns on two maln llnes of rallroad, with sixtoen passengor triiitm daily, and wlth n, mtld;. dry and ohsolutoly (Conllnueij on Thlrd-PoTge.TT HEW ENTERPRISES PUUMEO IN SOUTH Industrial Reports Show Marked Activity in This Section. (Speclal to the Tlmes-Dlspatch.) Baltlmore, January 15.?Southern ln? dustrlal reports for the two woeks ot the new year lndicate an actlvity that will result In the establlshment of many now and Important enterprlses and tho extension of exlsting plants. Announcements publlshed in thc Man? ufacturers' Record thls week Include tho following: Oeneral Cotton Secu rltles Co., New York and Washlngton. John Hays Hammond, presldent, was Incorporated with capital stock of $10. 000,000. to operate an improved cot? ton gin, in ecnnectlon with Improved comprcss'es and a warehouse system issulng negotlablo certlcates. Caro Una-Tennesseo Power Co? of ' New York, preparing to begin the construc tlon of waterpower electrical plants on tho Hlwassoc Rlver, near Apala chla, Tenn., the cost ls estlmatod at $8,000,000, and will Includo two dams developlng 90,000 horsepower for transmlssion by eloctriclty. Texas Bridge and E<nilpment Co., Houston. Tex., determlned ilotails for construc tlon of Its plant at Penn Clty, Includ? ing brldgo department, machlno shop nnd foundry; this company Is com posed of PIttsbiirg manufacturers, and ls capltallzed nt $125,000. E. E. Read, West Polnt, Ca.. pluiis orgaiilzlng company capltallzed at $500,000 bulld a cotton mlll to be operated'by eloctriclty. Allce Mlll, Easley, S. C, effected organlssatlon, and plans ln constructlon of a 10.000 'Splndlo and H00 looni plant; H ls capltallzed at $250,000. Eldorado Water and Power Co Eldorado. Tex., was Incorporated wlth capital stock of $50,000. Key stono Hoslery and Flnlshlng Co? Bur llngton, N. C, will orgaiilze to bulld a hoslery flnislitng plant; capital stock $25 000. Joff Uland Eumber and BUnd lii"' Co., Itouiiton, Tex,, was Incor? porated wlth capital stock of $60,000. Baltlmore interlocklng Tlio Co? Bal timoro Md., was Incorporated with cupital stock of $20,000 to establlsh a plant for manufactuirlng waU tlies. Keys'or Tabla Manufaoturlng Co? Key ser W. Vn.. ivas incorporated wlth capital stock of $10,000. Kentucky Pearles? Dlstilllng Co? Hendorson, Ky., was incorporated wlth capital stock of $100,000, SouthwoBt Torra Cotta Co? BavtlesvlUc, Okla., was incorporated wlth cii|)h'llj,}___j_L___i210 to nianu -fcon'tlnwed vn Thlra Pago.) FOITR-Y-EAR-OIA) PEAR TnEES. ALL MARKETS REPORT INGREASED RECEIPTS Partial Season Enables Growers to Get Weed in Shape?Buyers Welcoming to Riehmond Burley Branch of Leaf Business.' There was a llttle loosenlng up of tho cold. hdrsh weather, and wlth ralhs there came a partlal season that on abled, tho Virginia and Carolina to bacco growers to get a Umlteu quan tlty of the weed ln marketlng order for the brcaks of thc past wook. From all of the markets of tlio two States come reports of larger rocelpts and bottor sales. Notwlthstandlng in creased dollveries, tho market con tlnues very firm and decldedly more actlve. On tho Riehmond market tho quali? ty of the sun-cured gooda has slaown romarlcablo Improveinent, and somo top-notcn ilgures wore obtalned. The total of sales of sun-cured stoclc for the four duys wero between 350,000 and 400,000 pounds, probably a llttlo noarer to tho hittor llguro. Every day prices wero well maintalued ut all tho warehousos. Tho highest prlco reported was rocelvcd by George C. Starke, a Hanover county farmer, who sold on Friday at Shockoo Waro houso sun-cured wrappers as high as $41 per 100, Another pllo broiiglu $10, and two othors $28 and $25.. Hls lower grades sold for $1S, $12 and $10, hls averngo on it blg four-horso Iqjui bo ing a fraction over $20. 13. H. Bowles, of tho sanio county, mado an average of $1S on a varied lot of 1,650 pounds. Charles Hyuok, also of Hanover coun? ty, mado an averngo of $24 for a good load, hls highest llguro belng $30. Mr. Hozell, the proprlotor and vlgor ous auctloneer of Slioekoo, roports nn avorago of $10.SO for hls ontlro Frl duy's salo of 45,O0u pounds, Other warehotises mado top-notoh Ilgures for tho soason, all of tlic recolpts showtng marked Iniprovonietit ln tho quality of tho sun-cured goods belng offered. Tho buyers wero out ln full forco on all of the sales days of the week. showlng an eagorness for flrst-class stock that was very pleaslng to the farmer -aollorB. WIIITE IliriU.EY M AllKET. .ni'ger Hctelpl* and Better Grudea at tlio Icur-Kniiieil Hurley ,'1'ypea. .Market tlikolntlous, goveral of the warehousou had ape? " ; fa: ctal sales of-Virginia Whlto Burley 01 Monday last. and John A. Hutcheson at Davenport'8, had. sales three days the Frlday mornlng's salo belng es peclally interesting. Altogeth|er be tween 140,000 and 160,000 pounds o tho Burley types of leaf were sold o tho Itlchmond market, and the uctlvlt of tho buyers who aro wolcoming t Riehmond this new branch of tho lea business was particlularly notlceablc Much of the stock offered came fror the farms of West Virginia. along th Chesapeako and Ohlo Railway, an prompt delivery of goods enabled th larmors to got their tobaccos on th warehouse floors qulckly and iu tlm? ln many cases, to attend in person tli sales. Every farmer' who thus took i tho market wlth tho nakod oye wn pleascd wltli hls prices and tlic rcsult genorally. To-morrow thero will be sales o Burley excluslvely. Four of the ware houses alrcady havo ln enough shlp inents to inako tlio sales probably th largest of any ono day slnco Rlchmont has been a looso Burlcy market. Among tho large offoringa for to morrow's sales will be thlrty or nioi-' puckages l'roiu Warren, Ornugo am Culpepor countles. In thls Stato, thu aro to bo oponod arul put'--.under tln hammor at Stonowall Warchou.se. "Thcro will also bc offerlngs at thi variouu warohoiises of Virginia am West Virginia titock, and lt may bi that a few Ohlo and Kontucky pack ages will also show np on tho breaks The following aro tlio Burlcy o,uo ttttluns fur tho pust week; Trash (green) mlxed?Dark red S to 0 1-2 i-ents; bright red, 10 to 11 1-; cents; whlto or colory 111-2 to i: cents. Trash (sound)?Dark red 10 to 1 cents; bright red, 11 to 13 conts; w'hlti or colory. 15 to 16 1-2 cents. Commoii and ' medtum lugs?Darl red, 12 to 13 3-4 cents; bright rod, 1 to 16 cents; whlto or colory, 17 t< 18 1-2 cents. Good lugs?Dark red, 14 to 15 1-! cents; bright rod, 17 to 18 cents; whlt* or colory, 19 l-,2 to 21 conts. Common short leaf?.Dark red, 12 t? 13 cents; bright red, 18 .1-2 to 15 cents "Toontinuod on Thlrd. Pago.). Rather an Odd MixtureJ But Old Virginia Mixes Up Money Products. -.- i VIRGINIA MAKES GOOD ON ALL LINES Turkcys Bring Big Money?Sa Do Apples and Peaches and Pcars and All Kinds of ? Fruits?Varied Products of the Dear Old Dominion. IIV FTIAXK S. WOODSON, i lndustrlal Editor. When I get to wrlting about tha varied money-producing industrles and moncy-inaklng products of old Vir? ginia I hardly know whero to stop, be cause the subject ls slmply lnexhaus tlble, but I have to stop nomewherc, because lf I do not somebody WIU bo accuslng me of exaggeratlon. Then, lf 1 do stop I nm sure to hear from somebody. remlnding me that I havo lcft off- somethlng. . Well. I can't tell all about Vlrglnla's greatness in ono or two, or even _ ^ozen artlcles. The subject is Just too 'blg for that. It will tako a year or maybe a decade of wrlting to get tho whole story beforo tho readers of tho lndustrlal Section of Tho Tlmes-Dls? patch. it is so Immense. An Ki-lin From ("rnlcr County. Just by way of illustration: Last Sunday I had a story about the grcat ness of the llttle county of Cralg. Of course, I can't travel all over the State ln a week or even a year, and often I have to rely upon informatlon obiaincd from correspondents and frlends from tho varlous sectlons oC the State. I am gettfng lotters every day from these correspondents and frlends. As a rute they provo to bo pretty accurate In thelr flgures. Some tlmes they rnay overstretch the mark; souietimes thelr estlmates may fall a. llttle short. I have to watch the flg? ures as best I can and draw a fali avcrage, editlng accordlngly. As to that Cralg county story, whlclt I confess I got second-hand, but ln tha main lt was accurate, tho turkey money was put down at $35,000. Now comes a letter from O. W. Eans. tho secretary of thc New Castle and Cralg County Board of Trade, In whlch ho has some miglity nlce thlngs to say about tlio wrltc-iip and about tho wrlter. all of whlch aro duly appre clated. but Mr. Eans tclls mo that the turkey business mark -was far linderestlmated, and as proof of that he gives some actua! statisttcs, whioh statlstlcs are Intensely Interesting aa showlng what a blg thing tho turkey industry of Cralg Is. I am going to glve hls flgures and hls commenta just ns he sent them to me. and 1C anybody doubts or questlons the -same lt is up to Secretary Eans to mako good. Illg Money In Turkeya. Here arc hls facts und flgures aa he has alrcady publlshed them ln the New Castle Record, onc of tho best of the Virginia weekly papers. Saya he: "The Christmas shipment <Sf turkeya from Cralg county beat all prevlous records, both in quanttty and quality shlpped and the prices paid. Prlcea ranged from 18 cents for common or culled stock to 23 1-2 cents for fancy grades of dry plcked turkeys. "Some Idea of tho magnltude ot the business can be galned when wo state that for the Christmas trade alone, George Slxeas, manager -or Swlft & Cotnpany's branch house at thls place, states that somethlng over 100.000 pounds of dressed poultry alono was shlpped by hls house. Of thia amount a car each of dressed turkeya went through to Boston, New York and Philadelphla. besldes large e_ press shipments to other points and a car of Ilvo turkeys to Scranton, Pa, "W. O. Caldwell, representtng tha Goorge Hlnrlch Company, of New York. shlpped out 27,225 pounde, pay Ing $6,250. or averaglng a sllght frac tlon under 23 cents for tho enilro pur-. chase. "The firm of Walker & Caldwell shlpped 11,177 pounds, rnaking a total closo to 140,000 pounds, or an expondl turo -"right nt the homo^of the pro ducer of $:!2,000. Add "to this tho shipments of the indivlduals leavlng the county from New Castle, Palut Bank, and vla Eggleston of at least 15,000 pounds and you have a total of $35,000 for tho Christmas shipments alono. * "The coniblned Thanksgiving and subsequcnt shipments aro estimated conservntlvoly at about one-third tha Christmas shipment, or about- $13,000) in value, muklng a grand total of $47. 000. or, if dlvlded, a llttlo more than $10 for every man. woman- and chlld lu Cralg. Wo do not bellevo tho world can boat lt. Home of the Turkey. "The bluograss valleys of Cralg t* tho homo of thc turkey. and he reaohos tho very highest stato oU perfectilon. Wo wero Impressed re Ceiitly wlth tlio fact of superlorlty of tho Cralg turkey, when in conversa tlon wltli a huyer from Now York tho remark was mado that turkeya should not bo so hlgh hero as they were selllng at only 14 cents ln North Carolina. 'Yes.' ho answe-red, 'but I would rather pay 26 cents for a Craisf turkey than 10 cents tor the North Curolfna product.' "Wo notico in the daily press reports of shipments of 1,300 turkeys from lllghlaml county and of 1,400 from Stauiiton. The-so shipments alongslda of tho Cralg shipments would be aa n pei.i to the largest. cannon ball." Nuw niiud you. Cralg ls not tho only county that shlps turkeys to thn Northorn nuirkeia. Thero aro Floyd aud Patrlck, and Henry and Uighland and Glles tind Albemttrlc and Auguata nnd Am'hersl and others, notwlthst-nd-t Ing Secretary Eans'a throw-off on them. lt ls more than prohable thaS old Virginia haa drawn on tho banka of the Northern section for aa muct* us $175,000 for turkey money the paad yeur. Ilovf r.rcnt Thing* Grow. ln the days when mon of my agn were boys Virginia dld not. ahip t?r? keys at all, but only raiaed MJ?nt_ r<KJ ri'Cohtinu'id on Tliird t-K?.)