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ITHB DISPATCH FOUM.BD 1BH. RICHMOND, VA., SUNDAY, JANUARY 23, 1910. , PRICE FIVE CENTSJ REHL ESffll .lUIHH Iflfi In Spite of Some Few Drawbacks Business Was Good Last Week SALES ON BROAD; SUBURBAN HUSTLE *Wall Street May Sometimes Af fect Richmond Real Estate, but Only in a Mild Way. New Broad Street Sky scraper?Bedford Coun? ty Deal.' The Inclernent weather of the past ?week, to say nothlng of the heavy downpour of rain at least one day, had a more or less ar-rloua effect on the real estate trndin*r, cuttlrig down the volume of business that might dthorwffie have been done. And theri; too, lt is said that fTlo llttle alump In W_.ll S'treet made some dlfferenco here In Richmond. Richmond Invcs tVirs, or some of them at least, keep nn eye on Wnll Btreeti nnd It in no ar-rret that not n fow <>f them handle stocks Just a llttle. Whlle none were t^-orrhed hy the slutnii to nny serious **xtent, the doinga on Wall Street k"pt thelr attenllon so closely that real estate Bperuiatlon at home was slight? ly neglected. However, there was notlceable activity and not n llttle new lnqulry. The total oales for the week nre conservatlvely gstlmated at *175,0nn. The activity was general, end wh/le the biilk of the trnnBactlons were In the western section of the clty. Jnd for the most part were on the smaller order, there wns lnqulry ln nll sections ol tho clty and in all of the Fuburbs. It is eatlmated that wlthln the past two weeks not lesa than 160,00. to $7"-.000 worth of lots have changed hands ln the Soldiers' Home section and along tho Itosoneath Road. ?w r'roperl)- Oprnril I!p. Tho I.Isburn property, owned by Matthew Oilmour. and now represented hy Blanton & Purcell. haa been. cut tip Into K'.i forty-foot lots and put on the market. Theso lots llo to the west of Roseneath Road and between Orove and Patterson Avenues. Slnee October last Blanton & Purcell havo dlsposed of nearly al! of the 425 Monu? ment Helghts lots and they are now tackllng the LlKburn lots. Tho fact Is that all West End prop? erty ls decidedly actlve. and whlle for reasons glven above the sales were not filtogether as num.rous the past week *.s the agents could have wlahed thero Was no lettlng down ln thi; matter ?f lnqulry, and as a mntter of fact there was lncreased Interest In resl dentlal property In the western re trlor.s. Hr.iiid Slreet DnlnK*. Good business was done In Broad Etreet property, one flrm nlone, Pollard fc Bagby, reportlng sales ngggoratlng more than $5l,00n, whlch consisted largely of "propert yon that strcet. The "Templo bloek." on Broad Stroet, ls riearing completlon. It Ia the f-plcndld ."ernl-skyseraper whleh Rob? ert Whlitet nnd Br. Ladenburg are f-recllni? at the corner of Jefferson nnd Broad Streets, just west of the Maaonlo Temple. from whlch It takes Its name. Thls Imposing new bulldlng Is only one atory leps ln helght than tho - Masonlc Templc, whlch stands majestleally on the eastern end of the name blork. J. Thompson Brown & Co.. who have tho man.igement of thls .property, tell tho man of news that even beforo the picks and the spadea went Into the ground to pre pare the-fotindatlons for thls bulldlng several of tho proposed stores were ppoken for by renters, and thus the al? leged phllosophy of the pesslmlsts was knocked Into tho middle of next week. Every one of the stores ln thls new block have been leased, and that, too, btf-re the agents had even a chance to place upon the proposed bulldlng any rent cards, What Is more, all of the stores hnve boen placed on long-tlme leases. When completed thls will be ono of the handsomest blocks in the city. Itlclimoml Money Out of T<m-n. Among the blg deals consummated tn thls clty durlng the past week was, the salo to Bedford Clty capltaltsts of' the Amherst Pump Company's blg wa ter-power on James Rlver, away up on tho border of Bedford county. Thls property was owned by Richmond capltallsts, and tho deal has been on eome time. W. H. Abbott, attorney for tho town of Bedford City, camo clown Jiere durlng tho past week and finally* elosed tho transactlon wlth J. Thompson Browai & Co. It ls under BtoOfi that the town of Bedford Clty haa bought tho property for tho pur? poso of lnstalllng an olectrlc power plant that will not only llght the town hut furnlsh power for all manner of machinery, and thus glve Bedford Clty a chance to become the mnnufacturlng town that its r'aw material surround itig d-8tlne_ that lt should be. Charles A. Roso Co. report somo mlghty good sbIoh for the past week, aggregatlng nearly $40,000. The prop? erty sold lncludes resldonces anci lots on East Franklin Street, on South Flrst Street, a store on West Broad and tho lot at tho corner of Grace ancl Monroe Streets. In tbe Suhtu-li.s. The suburbs woro falrly actlve dur? lng tho past week, notwlthstandlng the unfavorable weather of a part of the time. Vaughan _ Williams, who have charge of Harrowgate, tho most delightful soml-rarming vlllage su? burb In Chesterfield county, report much lnqulry for Harrowgate lots and jgardens. Tho annoxatlon talk and tho dead cortalnty that a considerablo por? tlon of Chostorfleld Js ere long to bo a part of Richmond ia nutch of a feathor In Harrowgato's cap. Battery Court.is loorntng up ln theae dfiys and, notwlthstandlng tho awful ly cold weather, tho owners of thla property are pushlng thlngs. Thero has beon no rolaxatlon l|t tho work of Jaylng down sewerage plpes, perfect-, ing sldewalks an(i gradlng the lotsi Cattery Court Is believed by aomo to _? tlie coming suburb of Richmond. Woodlaud llelghts, on the Routh side twi the Jamos, haa been' actlve, mul (Contlnued on Thirri^iTpTr. '~ .. WASHINGTON WARD," OR MANCHESTER M.V-VCirESTEtt RlVEIt FROXT, MA.VCIIESTEH FACTORIES. GJ-RT STREET RQ'O OUT IH HEHHICO And Also as It Is Within Rich? mond City Limits as Newly Made. A JUST WAIL FROM HENRICO Richmond Ought to Meet the County ati City Limits With Good Roads. ny FRANK S. WOODSOX. The Cary Street Road, whlch ls a leadlng pathway Into and from a large part of tlie hewly annexed terrltory of Richmond, runnlng out Into the wllds of Hpnrlco county, or that por? tlon of it known as Tuckahoo Dis? trict, ls perhapa the most Interestlng section of suburban Richmond. For tunately for Richmond, and fortunate ly for Henrlco county, tho bulk of the good property on this -road is owned by mean of menns who are ln terosted both ln Richmond and county property. Wlthln tho past year or two some of the best work on-good roads has beon done on thls samo Cary Street Road, and so far as the out-of-town work ls conoerned that work has about been -completed. Thls work. so far as lt can be done by tho private property owners, ex tends from tho new clty limits west ward to a point near Rlo Vlsta. The work so far completed consists of a twenty-foot macadam road, olled and asphalted most of the way. It ls a good ploce of road bulldlng, probably the best samplo of first-class road work ln Virglnla, or at least ln thla part of Virginia. It has been oxpon sive, very expenslve. but' then the mon who hnd tho matter ln charge did not caro very much for expense, so they got a good road and mado a*good ob.iect losson. ' :>'' !?::' Private Mquoy InveHted; ? j:?v Of the $15,000, and more. ra*lse"d to make thls a good road, one-fotirth \vap raised hy prlvato'-suhscrlptloti "from the proporty'owtfera nlong the route, somethtng llko''->rt'o-thtrd waa ehlpped In hy the county, under tho advice nnd by tho hard work of Supervlsor W. J_. Grant, of Tuekahoe District^ and the balanco waa put In hy the State In convlct labor and perhaps a llttlo blt ln cash. , Thls Cary Street Road, ns far as lt ls good. ls by far tho best road entorlng (ConUnueTl^n"TiTTi\i Bago.) ~"( .BUT PROGRESS Marked Advance in Sentiment During Year in North Carolina. QUESTION OF STATE AID Future Work Depends on Atti _ude of the Next Legislattire. [Special to Tho Times-Dispatch.] Ralelgh. N. C, January 22.?North Carolina's road-bulldlng actlvities aro steadily increasing in both tho volumo of effort for the construction of in? dlvldual good roads, and ln the scopo of terrltory being infused wlth ef fectlvo "good roads" etithusiasm. Threo especlally compelllng forees ln thls result aro tho western automobllo highway?New York to Atlanta?cross lng the State vla Wlnston-Salem, Greensboro and Charlotto; the Capltals' Highway?New York to Atlanta?thnt passes through Henderson. Raleigh, Southern Plnes and other central Caro? llna towna; and the Appalachian high? way movement, that camo'.in for a special uplirt ln the recent good roads conventlon nt Ashevillo. i lt appears as lf the noxt Deglsla ture will be called upon to very great ly change the State road law. The 11)09 Legisla'tura made an approprla tion of $5,000 to the Stato Geologlcnl Survey for the special work of stimu latlng the construction of good roads throughout the State, and to, as far as posslble, glvo nsslstanoe to ,the va? rlous countles reqiiestlng It ln tho englneerlng plmse of road-bullding. Thls work has dovolved on Dr. Jos eph Hyde Pratt nnd his asslstant, wlth special aid from tlmo to time by such englneers us could be prossed into sef vlco for indlvldual cases. Dr. Pratt dechires that the groat demand that has developed fnr this holp In the countles fully demonstrates tho nocesBlty of greatly lncreased np proprlatlon lf thls work is to bo car? rled on. Ho has not been ablo to supply anythlng like all the holp called for In work of thla klnd. H it shuwn clearly, he says, that tho oountlos deslro aid of thls klnd, Not less than $25,000, ho thinks,'"would bo absolutely necessary to meet : thls da innnd, Tho unlversul verdlct, too, on the part of tho uuthorltles of'tho ~ (Contliuiod~on~,hlrd "pag-.') "\ ALL MARKETS SHOW LARGER RECEIPTS Better Seasoi_s-Cause-Warehoi.se Floors to Be Crowded With Weed?More Than Million Poands Sun-Cured Sold in Richmond. Better tobacco seasons have crowd ed all of the leaf markets of Vir? ginia and North Carolina wlth the weed, and the sales on all these mar? kets durlng the past week largely exceeded those of any prevlous week of tlie present year. In Richmond the warehouse floors were lllled to thelr utmost capaclty frorn Tuesday mornlng untll Frlday night, and a llttle more than a rrill li'on .pounds of the sun-cured atock was sold. Notwlthstandlng tho heavy dellverles, there was no lettlng down in prlcea, the market belng very ac? tlve all the week. Somo Btin-eurd wrappers sol.i as hlgh as $.S per 100, and from that down to $20, whlle good sound Illlers were equally as actlve. The recelpts by rail havo been so heavy lt has been found necessary to havo special sales at all the waro houses to-morrow. The offerings will be of sun-cured stock, that came In by rail, and White Burley. it is osti mated there 1* already" ln hand. for thls special Monday offorlng some thlng llko a half a mllllon pounds of sun-cured, and lt ls llkely that the sales of White Hurley will be the largest of any slngle dny since the Burley business eommeneed on thls market. Hurley Sales. Owing to the rush of sun-cured and other Vlrglnia dark toliaecos, the sell? ers of white BtU'loy had but a poor showing the past woek. Only two auction saH-s wero made, the offorlngs belng about 50,000 pounds. The huv ers were on hnnd ln full foree, how? ever, and the mnrket. was- deoldedly actlve. , " , The recelpt3 oi Burley for the sales of tho present week were largo, und the indlcntlons last nlght wore that to'-morrow's offerings of theso typps will be the Inrgest ln the history of the market. ,., ?. The Tobacco Board of Trado has declded to glvo tho Hurley saloa. regu? lar flally order from now on. The followlng aro aonie of.tho quo IlTrasli (greenl mixed?-Dark red, S to D i-2 cents; bright red, io to ll 1-2 oents; vvliUe or colory. u v.3 ?Q j;) COTtnnih tsoundl-Dark red, 10 to U cents: hrhJl't red, li ta 13 M|Ua; whlto or colory, 1" " la.}'2 oonta. " Common nnd mod urn lugs?Dnrk red, 12 to 13 -- eenta; bright red. 11 to 10 ?'?ls: wlllt0 ?r eo'"ry, n to 18 Good' luga?UarJc red, u t0 1B 1.3 cents; bright red. 17 to 18 cents; whlte or colory, 19 1-2 to 21 cents, Common short leaf?Dark red,-12 to 13 cents; bright red, 13 1-2 to 15 cents: white or colory. 15 1-2 to IC 1-2 cents. Common leaf?Dark red, 13 1-2 to 14 1-2 cents; bright red, 15 1-2 to 17 cents; whlte or colory, 17 to 18 cents. Medium leaf?Dark red, 15 to 16 cents; bright red, 17 to 18 1-1 cents; white or colory. IS to 19 cents. Good leaf?Dark red, 16 to IS cents; bright red, IS 3-4 to 20 cents; whlto or colory, 19 1-2 lo 20 cents. Fine Vscloetlons?Durvk rcd^ 18 to 19 1-2 cents: bright red, 20 to 21 cents; whlte or colory, 32 to 25 cents. Sntl-ifhctory I'ricea I'rev'all. [Special to The Times-Dispatch.] Lynchburg. Va., January 22.?-Sales of loose tobacco on the Lynchburg market for tho two weeks endlng Jan? uary 22, as reported by John L. Ogles hy: . Sold week'endlng January 11, 211,200 Sold week endlng January 21, 579,100 Increase week endlng Jan? uary 21 . 337,900 Sold from Septcmber 1, 1909, to January 21, 1910...-._ 6.45 1,800 Sold fronrAugust 17. 1908, to January 21, 1909.11.2S1.900 Decroase for 1910. 4,827,100 The recolpts thls week were much heavler than last, nnd the tobacco offered wus largely of the medium und good grades, there bolng but llt? tle in proportion of tho common and llne sold. The quality , color and condltlon cf the tobacco was falrly good, but the hl-o was rather small. The priees on alLgrades woro fully Up to (juotntions, Qhk-h wero as. fol? lows: Lugs, common.$ 5 00 to $ 5 50 Lugs medium . 5 50 to ti 50 Lugs! good . 6 50 to 8 00 Leaf, common . 6 50 to 7 50 Leaf, medium . 7 50 to 9 00 ,,., . . u -- 15 00 20 00 This niake.4 the hlghest average price of any week thls season. Iti-cclptH Contlnue SlllUll. Rocky Mount, N. C, January 22.? Though sea,son_ have beon more or less faviu-alib' thls week, Ihe recolpts of leaf tobacco have. been small, amountlng to about 200,000 pounds, IndicutliiK that tobacco ls very .se.irce ln the country, and will full snmcwhut short of the esthnatea of tiiuny aa to tho tolnl number of pounds sold on thls' murket for thu seasou. Tho llg (ConTlYuied ou Third Tnge.ii.. , ', Leaf, medium . 7.-0 to Leaf good. 9 00 to Leaf,' llno . 11 00 to Leaf, wrappors . 15 00 to The Bo3*s Are Catching On. Ralph Belwood Has Set. the Pacc. OTHER BOYS IN L1MELIGHT Farmers' Co-Opcrative Demon atration Work and What It Is Doinq- for Virginia. BY F. S. FARRAR, ANNiMtuiK Stnte ARent of FuruicrH' Co operntlqii Work. Jetersville, Va? January 22.?I have notlced with pleasure the artlcle in The Times-Dispatch which sc hoartlly commendod Ralph. Belwooil and hls splondid ? success ln corn growlqg. He has been partlcularlj gratlfylng to see the Interest thc Times-Dispatch and other newspap? era have taken ln this and the prom Inence they have given to lt. It hat also been a plettsure to see the gov ernmont's recognltlon of hls servlces whloh has thus piaceci a premium on Indiistrloiis and Intelligent labor. This Is certaln to bo productlve. oi great good, and wlll prove an im-en tlvo to the farmer whoso success or fnlluro has heretofore been recelved wlth absolute ihdlfferepce: Tho farmer of the future niuat bo a business man and hls calling must bo glvon a station of honor and dlgnlty. There muat be a cllfrerence made be? tween tho man who pursues system 111(1 method nnd the one who lets thlngs ;ako case of themselves. Whllo co'ngratulatlng Ralph Belwood >n the many r'e'cognitions of his suo ?ess, i want to brlng to the notloe ot I'lmes-Dlsputeh readers n number of loys wh'o worked just as hard and ac ipmPllshea almost jaa much undor less avored conditions, who havo recelY-* id no publlc aeknowladgnient of thelr abors. First among these come Leslle Hat :her and Arthur 13ass, who made tha ;eooiul and thlrd heat ylelda in Ches ertiehl counly, wilh 92->; apd S5 lushels to tho acre. . In Dlnwlddlo county splendld work yas done hy 125 boy rleinonstrators. I'hese were led by Wirtly Oatos, wlth i viold of 115 bushels, Oarland Chan Ue?- came stjcond' wlth lOO bushels to he ucru, whllo four boys reported u ?lelil of 107 hushela lo the ucre; nine, ? (Contlnued on Thlrd i'uge.} IN THE LWIEUCHT Second Oldest Town in Virginia,-Record An tedates Richmond ANCIENT HISTORY BROUGHTTOFRONT Manchester Was a Town Beforo Richmond Was Born?Mos quitoes Scared the City ; Fathers Away From City Greatness ? History and Tradition. BV FRANK S. WOODSON. IndtiMtrlol Editor. , Manchester ls very much In th_ llmellght in these latter daya. Thoi queatlon of annexlng that good clty on the south side of th0 Jamea to Rich? mond ls an old one. Accordlng to tho records lt has bobbed up every now and then ever since old Father Byrd lald off the clty of Richmond. Every time tho questlon has com. up It haa been settled, whether for good or for bad thls deponent sayeth. not. by the polltlclana and tho atates men. It la to be doubted if tho peopla have ever had a real say ls the mat? ter. It looka now as lf they are going to get a'word In edgewlse or other wlse, and when tho people begln to talk somethlng la going to be done. and lt la pretty certaln that lt wIU be done right. The people may declda ln favor of annexatlon; they may de clde the other way. but whatever may be thelr declslon It will com0 mlghty near belng the rlght thlng, at least that Is ray opinlon. One of ?he Oldr-t. I am sure I do not know how th? people are going to settle the mattep at thls go 'round, but lt now look* very much as If Manchester Is to become a part of Richmond. As for? that matter, It hns always been a part of Richmond, nnd a very lmportant part In Industrlal and commerclal ways. Some few remarks about Manches? ter juat at thls time may not be out of place. Mancheater peoplo and Rich? mond people of thls day and genera tlon may not know It, but the fact la that the town on the south side of the rlver is really older than Rich? mond itself. It was a town, an in? corporated town. I guess. before old Father Byrd lald off Richmond. In? deed. ancient history tells us that Man? cheater ls the second oldest town ln Virginia. and therefore the second old? est in the United States, belng incor? porated next to Jamestown and long beforo Williamsburg was lald off and made a "clty." I am not sure that there are any records to prove thls' fact. but snmetlmes tradition and hiatory thal come down by "word of mouth," as the Masons say, ls moro reliable than wrltten history Itself. [ Old-Tlme Cltles. Anyhow, some very ancient history or tradition that I have gotten hold of tella me that Manchester, next to Jamestown, Is really the very oldest settloment ln Virglnla. having been lald off and settled ln the aprlng of 1609. a Uttle more than 300 yeara ago. nnd at least three-quartera of a century before Wllllam Penn got buay wlth Philadelphia. Manchester waa called a clty, beforo Father Byrd tackled Richmond. but ln those ancient days any klnd of a settlement waa called a clty. Jamestown and Wll llamaburg when thoy were only atrag gllng conglomeratlona of log cablna wero called citlea. The settlement was referred to be? fore the Revolutlonary War aa a clty, and lt Is to be doubted lf It had a thousand lnhabltants at that time, and for many years after that time. As a matter of fact, It was after the days of rallways that Manchester roally became a clty, lf we speak of a thick ly populatcd placo as a clty, and apply the term only to such places. Factorles Made It. Nevertheless, even before the daya of rallways Manchester was a town or a clty of no mean report. The Iron ? mlnes and the coal mlnes of the uPPer James emptled thelr wealth tn the lap of Manchester. and the. result was Iron works and smelting foundrleaand all that kind ot thlng. And then, away back yonder, cotton found Ita way to. Manchester. and there were cotton mllis galore. Paper mllls and flourlng mllls and wood-worklng factorles foi? iowed. and thus in the early days Man? chester became, like Us Engllsh name sake. a manufacturlng town and tho home of many factory operatlvea. There were old fogles In Manchester In the olden time who did not want to see the town grow to great propor tlona. When the questlon of a canal up tho James was mooted Manchester had the call for the deep water end of It. The Idea was to turn tho waters of the rlver at Bosher's Dam to thn south sldo and make the eastern end of the ennnl as well as the basln and the docks for shlps on the Manchester side. Arrnld of llosqiilio.-. I have before me an old map and survey made In 1S25, showing the feaslbllity of thls schemo, whlch map was glven me by Walter E Grant, superylaor of Tuckahbe District. In Henrlco. Here ls Its HJle, whlch lu seir-explanat'ory: "PLAN of a Survey on the South side of Jamos Rlver. With a vlew to a Canal to be Carrled Wlthout Docks From Bosher's dam to a Basln at Manchester. And also of Several operattons near and holow that town lo ascertaln the most eligible way of Communlcntlng with The Shlpplng. By C. Crojtet. P. E. 1S25." Richmond for some reason did not care vcry much about = the Vlrglnia and Kanawtta Canal, and Mancheater could have gotten lt bv thla aurvey, but lt decllned to recelve tt. TrivM tlon savs the pow.rs then in the sad dl? guve as thelr, rfa.on fordeellntng thls great InternalMnjiprovemout tu., fear that the deep- water basln, the doek and tho canal would bre*d mosqulUies to dlattirb tho Hlnmhers of the good cltl.ens of Muneh-ster. But " (.Contlnued on Thlrd Page.j