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UY STREET ROAD
IOT IIHEIIIICD (CohtlrWCd from Klrnt Piigo.) Itlchmond, and Ih n coinmerclal assot lo tho blg clty, becaiiHc II Ih onc of tlio most uhcmI tliur<>iif$tifiii*Rn to bring trudo and trafflc to tho clty, but It niiiut bo Mfild Ihnt tlio clty doOB not Kocm lo ii pin -celnl... tlio advnntagOH of thln roml n? It Hfiouid. An n matter of fact. tho road Ls ull right as long iih It tralla Into' tlu- county, but tho minuto lt strlkcJ thc clty limits, thn cnlargrvl ilmitH, .made nosSlbta by an? nexatlon, und bccumcH 11 clty Htrect, lt ccnncH to bo a good road, uud ln; comes a.ufuck mlro that tho county of Henrlco or.any other county would bo nshamed of, nnd thnt thc clty of rtlchmond ought to bo doubly aHhamod of. Good Hond, But Atrful Strcet, 1 took a llttlo rldo out on thls al loged Ktreot and HiIk flrst-class coun? try roud thc other day, and X know whercof I Hpcnlc. l-'rom a distnnt Iiolnt In tha county to the clty linill:' thc rond H porfect, one of Iho bost roadB ln tlio wholo Stato of Virginia, the magnlllcent rock roads of Uock brldge county and Augusta county nol exceptod, but an noon an (ho Cary Streot Road Htrlkos tho new clty limits and beconicH Cary Strcet and Grovo Street It becorhes a dlsgracc to tweri tlelh cohtury clvilization. TIiIk Ih no exaggeratlon? it Ih a plain fact that anybody wlio rldea out on tho allcgcd street wlll roadlly certlfy to. I arn snro I do not know what tho clty fattlors 'havo up tholr sloovo, and I can't tell what thoy have lo provldo for In thelr budgct, but it docs .-<eciii fo mo tliat thc money nocded to mako Cary Street and Grov,. Jioad at: good a thoroughfaro wltliln the clty llmlta .?lm prlvktc onteipriso has made them Kood boyond Iho clty IlmitH ought to bc forthcuinlng. 11 neernH to mo that Itlchmond OWCB thln inuch to lts repu tntlori iih a progresslvo clty. I am told that loss than a nuarter of a inilo of good macadam on Cary Street would fnect the good macadam of tho county on the Cary Streot Road and loss than a nuarter of a mlle on thc Orovn P.oad would mako a perfoct connectlon wlth tlie good macadam of thc Tuckahoe Distrlct on that thoroughfaro. Juat a half a mlle of macadam road would makb Riehmond inlghly popular wlth tho country folkH and add Immensely to thc buslnr-MB of thc town. A < oiiiilrvnimi TnlkN. I was talklng wlth a Henrlco coun tv farmer about thln Cary Street Itoad tho othor day. Maybe he was a llttle ricttlcd, and it may ho tliat ho had Fonio klnd of a grudgo agalnstfRich mond. Anyhow bc aald a wholo lot, and 1 am dlsposctl to r|iiote hlm. Here Ih what he said. aftor tclling mo the rdtuatlon and giving Ri( somo polnts ??<?. to tlio gc-ography of tho country: ?*Kor many years past Tuckahoe HlHtrlct ha.s beon famous for Its good road". and to-day, thanks to the givoil work of Supcrvlhor Grant. lts road; up to the clty HmltS nre far Hupcrlot to tho nlloged city stroets from th< county ilmitH nn to the Boulevard, am! now wlth thc completion of the Car) Road macadam the difforenop betwoer tho Tuckahoe roads and the cltj ftroots Ik stlll more marked, "I don't know why it happen* tha way, hut lt seems to rn.- that slnco an rioxatloii Iho city has become nll thi more infllfferent about Rh street: loadinjr out into tho county. Certait it is that since., auncNatlon the Car: Street itoad has become much wors Within the clty llmlta than It used t? be. All the county folks ask. and 1 seems to me thoy have a right to as) that much. ls that the clty Shall kce that part of the road within the clt: UmltB In as good condltlon an Ih country people, and tho prlvate proper lv owners koep It beyond tho clt; limits." This Henrlco man talked cloquentl: along those llnes, aiid said much nmr than I have room to prlnt. He addec however. tliat a bllnd man or a mai . traveling in the dead of night couh tell when he struck tho city limits oi Ihe Cary Itoad because of the dlffar encie ln the county road and tho so called clty strcet. He deciared that slnc annexatldli the clty part of the roai had been so terrlbiy cut up and s< little improvements made that thi ?wholo dlstance from the county lln? down to the rock.-paved streets wa nothlng more or less than a mlro tha js at tlmes absolutcly ImpaBsable b; heavily loaded country wagons. A Ileaaorinble iiriunnil. My friend went on to tell me hov thc farmers brlnglng producc to th. commission merchants, and thus af fordlng them a profit. and then spend inp the proceeda of their produco witl rtlchmond merchants. thus glving then a profit. thereby profiting Richtnoni golng and coming, had a right to ex peot lf not to demand somethlng bet ter thanmudholes through whlch t< pull golng and coming-. Hls argumen sounded to me good, and I could no holp from saylng Amcn to all ln had to say. and I put tho Amcn li caps when he added: "Now I subtnit that it is good pollc; for the county and thc city to pul together, and wli'en tho county build at great expense a flrto' road mile long, that tho clty should continu thls roadlnside lts limits to such con nectlons as thc trafflc demands. Fur ther, much business comes over Car; Streot Road?merchandise is hauied li on whlch brokers and grocers mak profit. The samo wagons carry bue! .supplies to tho county on which Ricli mond merchants and stores have mad a. profit. It works both going an. coming?works while you sleop, u any ono wlll toll you who happons o: Cary Street Road at night. For th clty to keep Cary Street and Grov Road both ln their present condltlo ls llko a storo havlng Its ontranc so filthy that a lady cannot entei No sonsible merchant would do it, bu to explaln why Riehmond .does thi nnd many othor thlngs is far beyon tho kon oC tho humble Henrlco coun ty farmer. Riehmond ls gre?t on an noxatlou, but bell after Bhe has an nexed." E IN THE UMEUIhl (Contlnued from Flrst Page.) for thls fear of mosquitoes, Manehcs ter mlght havo been larger than Rlcl! mond, for lt ls known of all mon wlu Bn lncentlve to coinmerclal actlvlt and growth was the canai. Grcnt Ilnllwny Town. In tho courso of tlmo tho rallroad uaino along and Manchostor profite by them. The Riehmond and Danvlll now tho Southern, and tho Riohmon and Petersburg, now a llnk ln tli Atlantlo Coast Line, eatabllshod tho shops iu Manchester, aud thos brought to the town many moro worl ?nen and factory operatlvos. Otht finterpriaeB grow up around tho ral Way shops, and tho old town contiuuc to grow, untll lt ls now estlmate Ihat 111,500 to 13,000 peoplo Uve withl iho corporato limltp, No town in the Stato Ih bottor blessc aiiUi sfiJiools and. cuiuclim. iiiu.u Mu Grape All of the now fanious Sun-Cured Leaf Tobacco known to the world ls grown in a few countles near to Richmond. Every pound of lt ls sold in Richmond, and the Richmond manufacturers get the cream of the crop from year to year?what outside factorles get is simply the "leavings.'? Ilence, the best SUN-CURED CHEWING TOBACCO is MADE IN RICHMOND?indeed, it may be sald that none is genuine that is not Made in Richmond THE BRAND KNOWN AS Grape Is the BEST Sun-Cured Chewing Tobacco made ln Rich? mond. Therefore GRAPE is the best Old Vir ginia Sun-Cured Chew in the World. Some people are sometimes fooled by spurious brands of sun-cured, so called; but no sensible chewer can always be fooled into trying a thing that an Impecunious dealer may try to pass off upon him as "just as good as Grape." No alleged "sun-cured" can possibly be "just as good as Grape." Be Sure You Get the Real Grape Made ln Richmond by R.A.PATTERSON TOBACCO COMPANY REMEMBER: The name Patteraon on Tobacco stands fpr Quality. chcHter. and altogether it Ih a good plnce to llvo ln. Of course. ltichmond has always overshadowed Mancheater ln a com? merclal v.-ay, hut all tho same tlie town doos a blg merciinlile biialness: A blg back country trades wlth Man? chester In preferenco to RU-hmond, I and there Is probably no street ln j any town In the State of its same j length that shows more trade activity i than Ilull Street. When Manchester becomes "W__?h lnk-lon Ward," a- the enthusiastlc an ; n'-xatlonlsts say It will certalnly do, | certaln Influences thnt have relarded the town's Krowtti will. so lt is ' I clalmed. bo renioved. and there are many people who believe "Washington ' Ward" will become not only a more iictive business centre than Manchester 1 ; now ls. but will also bo onc of the loveliest parts of Richmond ln which to llvp and move and have one's belng. With its many churches and schools. and wlth- hett?>r paved streets and othcr clty advantages, why shouldn't lt? GREAT PROGRESS IN ROAD Wll. (Contlnued From Plrst Page.) countles that have. recelved help of thls Uind is that ll ls one of tho State's very best Investments. Three Method* of State Aid. Three methoas of state aid that aro belng much dlscussed are: Appropria tlonsto the countles for actual con? struction of roads; by glving to tho countles englnccrlng asslstanee ln the location and construction of roads and bulldlng brldg^s. and by using State convicts for good roads construction. lt Is toward the systern of aid through engineering assistance that public sentiment seems to bo turning most decidedly. Dr. Joseph Hyde Pratt, who is North Carolina's highest au thorlty on good roads, says hls Idea ls that when lt comes to tho Stato actually asslstlng the countles in road construction the Statc shall not obli gato itself to tho actual construction of the roads. but that for a certaln number of years lt will givc to each county that will make a certaln ap proprlatlon for public road construc? tion a certaln amount ln order that good road construction shall be begun in that partleular county, as ho be lloves that lf onee good road construc? tion ls begun in the right way in any county lt will be contlnued rlght along. Dr. Pratt takes tho posltion, how? ever. thut the most satlsfactory form of State aid to countles, and the ono that will meet wlth the most general approval, ls engineering assistanco to the countles. He declares lhat lf tha Stato makes a sufflclont approprlatlon to onable tho department havlng this work in charge to employ a sufficlent number of road and bridgo englneers, so as to glvo tho engineering aid that tho countles call for. lt will bo found that very great advanco will be mado in every section of tho S'tate. lt ls generally conceded that tho most serious drawbneks to good road construction In North Carollna has been the waste of funds through the Inefllclency and Incompetcncy of thoso ln chargo of tho work. U?c of Convlct l.nbor. North Carolina is to faco tho ques? tlon of State convlct labor for public road construction whon the Loglsla taro convenes agaln. Now oonvlets aro hlred out to rallroad companlos at $1.50 per day, pay belng takon ln stock ln tho rallroads bolng construoted Thore ls a steadily Increasing senti? ment that lt would bo much botter tc uso these convicts on terms mutuall. advantugeous to tho State and the county, Instead of uslng them on rall? roads that pass ultimately Into tht Immls of corporations. Leaders ln North Carolina's gooc roads work are proud of thls State't reoord of fifth among tho fcloutherr Statos ln tho mattor of good roads ae tlvltles. Wlthln less than ono year? slnco the adjournmeut of the lasi Leglslaturo, ln fact?twolve countlo: havo iBsued road bonds aggregatln. $.640,000. and more than threo tlmet as many countles aro . oonstruatlng good roads than wero engaged ln thli work a year ugb. Whilo a largo pan of. thls activity is along tho Unos. oi tho groat automobtlo hlghways, tn splrod by tho automobtlo pathfinders and thoso interested lu theso gro.ai undertaklngs, tho work ls sproadinr. Into vomotfl count lot:, and thore wll i-liiu uu. juicaUua aX moro jK-Ucral ??t vltal Interest for legislators in the next General Assembly than that of good roads legislatlon and settling the relatlon of the State government to tli Ih work. Ah leadlng up to this work of gct tlng together on a Stato good roads policy. there is to be held ln Raleigh .lanuary 27 a good roads meetlng. It Is called by Dr. Joseph Hydo Pratt. who urges all who are Interested In good roads construction in the State ! to attend and exchange vlews as to the best methods of State aid. The chairman of thc boards of commls? sloners of the countles are being urged to appolnt two delegates on thc part of each board. Then tbe Boards of Trade and Chambers of Commerce of tho cities and towns are Invited to send representatlves to thls conven? tion. HEAL ESTATE 5 (Contlnued from First Page.) Managcr Gover reports more sales. ln the meantlme the lncorporators of thls suburb are contlnulng to spend money to make lt all thc more attractive. The paving and sewerage system ln augurated In Woodland Heights is said to be thc most np-to-date ln the Southern country. ,< GInter Park has added laurels to Us crown by ma.rkcd improvementg In its water-works system. A new tlfty horse.-power oil engine has just been Installed at tlie pumplng plant. Thls is somethlng of a new venture, and Is said to be somethlng very now ln wa ter-works, but the Ginter Park peo? plo are on to new thlngs, and there is nothing too good for them to try. Building actlvity in the park con tlnues without abatement, and the agents report that the demand for building lots out there continues ac tlve. Of course there is no boom in or ahout Riehmond, but all the same there ls great actlvity in real estatc and building circles. Went End Sale*. The past two weeks have been re markably actlve ln the territory lying south of Grove Avenue, and both east and west of tho Boulevard. Over sixty lots have been dlsposed of to Investors and bullders through the agents han dllng this, the West End Company's, property. and the prospects are that many now residences wlll soon be started by purchasers. This company owris -many solid blocks on tho Boulevard between Grove Avenue and tho park. and thls great street. wlth Its central park way, will become a rival of Frankiin and Monument Avenue. Tonlli nlsti-ii-t Tcaehern' Meetlng. [Special to The Times-Dispatch.] Staunton, Va., January 22.?A meet? lng of the teachers ot thc Tenth Con grossional District will be held in Staunton on February II and 12. The general thomo for this year is the "betterment of Rural Schools." and there will bo addresses and papers by well known teachers and educators. A largo attendance of tho teachers of the distrlct ls expected. TRADE l.V I.YNCHBL'HG. Sliglit ( ohshII.mi ln Some LInest, but Generally Satlufnctory. [Special toJTho Tlmes-Dlspatch.] Lynchburg, "Va.. January 22.?The jobbers in dry goods and notlons re? port a sllght cossatlon of business, though very good for tho season, Sllght advancos are reported in some fabrlcs. Indlcations polnt to an un? usually hoavy sprlng trade. The plpo and plow foundrles report business very good. Extenslvo prepa rattons aro belng made ln antlclpatlor of a largo sprlng trade. Both tho manufacturers and jobbers of shoes state that they are wel! ploased with tlio recelpt of orders while those for sprlng dollvery an coming in nlcoly. Owing to the up ware trond of tho leather market, an advanct ln tho price- of shoes ls antlcipated Thore we**e 5,604 cases shlpped thlt week, a consldorable advance over' tlu provloiis week. Tho toxtlle mllla contlnue to worl full tlmo, and havo all tho ordert thoy can. take care of, Contlnued cold weather has hajd t m.-irked effoo.t on the aale of soason able- gopds by tho retallorH. Specla sales are now belng announeed ln ordei to make room for sprlng stockH. As Ib usual at thla seaBim of tlu yoar, both jobbers and retallers un buay taklng Inventory and roarrang Ing stocks li?; yreparatlon for sprlnj iJLu\miaan?t Statc Agent of Farmcr's Dcmon stration Work Announccs Procedure. Tho plan for school boys' corn clubs, as glvcn by T. O. Sandy, Stato agent of farmors* co-opcratlvo domonstratlon work, follows: Tho clubs aro to bo organized by tho superintendent and teachers of schools ln tlio followlng countles: Amclla, D|n. wlddic, Clicstcrllcld, Powhatan, Cum liorlarid, Bttcklngham, Fluvannii, Gooch. land, Louisa, Ornnge, Albcniarlo, Cul popcr, Fauqtiier, Nclson, Amherst, Red ford, Franklin, Campbell, Plttsylvanla, Hallfnx, Charlotte, Prlnce Edward, Not to way, Appomattox, l.unenburg.. Brunswlck and Mecklenburg. .f*o boy ovor clghtccn yeara of nge ls ellglble. A mensurcd acre, 1,840 square yards, is tho standard, notliing more or less, Each boy ls requlred to do tho work hlmself, and to koc-p nn nccurate account of cxponscs. Figuro actual cost of fertlllzer at markot price. thn use of a iiori?o at thp rato of $1 P"r day, and tho boy*a work nt tho rate of 50 cents per day. After harvest n wrltten -.atement must be glvon of how tho crop was grown. Tho corn must bc mensurcd, not welghcd. Tltis must be done i,v two disintorosted and lntelligent partlos; and an aflldavlt made and (llgnod be? fore a notary and scnt to the local or district agent of the farmers' co-opor ftllv'c demonstratlon work ln charge of sald county. The certificate of inons urement of Iho land and of the corn must bo accotnpanied by the crop re? port. Tho followlng method 1? advls.d: Good. dcep plowlng. (Subsoll red clay land, If possiblc. On wcll-drained land snbBolling is not nac-ssary.i When manurc can bc had, use broadcast, from ten to twelve two-horse wagon lnails to the acre. whlch should be thoroughly worked Into tho soll, prcterably by dlscing. To meet condltions any of the fol? lowlng fertillzcrs and amount8 may he used: 1. 500 pounds of pure raw bono to the acre. _. "50 pounds of pure raw bone nnd 350 pounds of 16 per cent. acid phos phatc to the acre. 3. 700 pounds ot 16 per cent. acld phosphate to the acre. Note.?Where there has been no clover fallow or manure used a com? plete fertlllzer ls advised?3-3-3 goods. S00 pounds per acre. A deep, fine seed bed is urged. Good seed corn must be Bccured. Rows must bc lald off three feet and ten inches apart. The dlstance ln the step must depend on the Btrength of the land. Corn should bc worked le\ci and shallow. Cultlvators must be run every ten days. also after each rain. to keep a dust mulch on the land. Thn cultlvation must contlnue untll caring Xo'te?Addltlonal amount of fertlllzer can be used If deslred. A suggestlon. but not a requirement. is to use 1,000 or 1,500 pounds of agricuitural lime trj the acre. Thls should be applied broadcast and harrowed ln lightly as earlv as possible after tbe land ls plowed. If Hme has been used. inanur. or fertlllzer should not be applie<l un? der ten days after. Kall and wlnter plowlng is hlghly recommended. All prizes offered in connectlon with thl= work are for the largest yicld per acre. A complete list of the prizes for State and countles will bo published as soon as possiblc. IARGER RECEIP1S (Contlnued from Flrst Page.) ures wTTl perhaps reach eight and a half mlllions or more. The quality of tho offerings has shown some im provement over recent weeks, and priees are higher than they have been for two months, belng notably higher than last week. Wrappers contlnue scarce. and sell for the hlgh dollar whenever they appear. Bedford Clty Market. [Special to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.] Bedford Citv. Va.. January 22.?Al? though there have been ralns from time to time during the week, because of the cold temperature thero has only been a partial tobacco season. A good rain Thursday night resulted in heavy breaks Frlday of varlous grades. all of whlch brought very satisfactory Last season J. A. Clark offered to all who desired it, seeds of the Whito Burley tobacco, to be used as an ex periment as to whether lt ls adapted to this soil and clim.ate. Only a few avalled themselves of tho offer. Those who did nro much pleased at tho re? sult. Where there is a llght soil. free from clay the tobacco has grown and flourished and matured nnely. The ad vantage of tlie Burley Is that lt does riot require firing to curo lt. as do the varlcties now cultlvated here. Thn houses for curing tho Burley are kept partlally open. freely admitting the alr, utiti! it ralns and the alr is warni ancl httiuld. Then the houses or barns must bc made tisrht. and tho tobacco Is brought In order by tbe mulsture. and thus prepared for market. Many of tlie plantera who failed to trv the experiment when tho seed was offered them free ot cost. after setjlng the result froni the work of others re gret not availlng themselves of tho op? portunity. There are no special sale days for thls variety of tobacco, but when brought in. it is separated froni other lots of tlie weed and sold sep aratoly. The success has been such as to demonstrate tlie fact thafc;?ln certain sections of Bedford, especlally where there Is llmostono in the soll, Burley tobacco can be siiccessfully grown. Iuc.ca.icd Itceolpt.. nt Drake'H ttraiu-tt. [Special to The Tlmes-Dlspatch. 1 Drako's Branch, Va., January 22.-? Tho recelpts have been much heavier for the past week. Tho farmers in thls section had a very good "season," and lncreased recelpts are expected next week. Somo good tobaccos have been offered, wrappers selllng as high as $30 por hundrod pounds. Priees aro better than they were beforo Christ? mas. and tho farmers now soem very well pleased. A load of dark tobacco was sold Frlday at Plantera* Ware? house. conslstlng of all grades, and weighlng l.-dO pounds, that netted $228.25, an average of about $15 per hundred pounds. Tho best pile had 230 pounds ln lt. and S?1<1 for $30 por hundred. ' _ Ijytiehliurg Market Lead* stnte. rspeclu! to Tho Time_-Olnpatoh.'j Lynchburg. Va.. 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The Oldest, Strongest and Safest Savings Bank in the South. UNION BANK OF RICHMOND, H07 E.Maiii St.,Richmond,Va. SUPPLY THE NEED That every onc needs a reserve fund there is no question. Supply the need by starting a bank account now with us, where your deposits will yicld you a good rate of interest. 4 Interest Paid on Saving Accounts COMMONWEALTH BANK 12 North Ninth Street, Riehmond, Va< BRANCH?4 East Broad Street, Riehmond, Va. CAPITAL $200,000.00 SURPLUS AM PROFITS, $24,686.13 Thls was in excess of tho combincd sales at the following nlne marketa: Altavlsta, Beilforil City, Brookneal. Drake's Branch. Farmvllle, Martina ville, South Hlll. Chase Clty and Ap pomattox. The local market sold moro than 000,000 pounds more tlian Riehmond. and more than -ino.000 pounds ln ex? cess of the Petersburg market. Dlllwyn Tobaceo Market. [Speclal to Tho Times-Dispatch.1 Dlllwyn. Va.. .lanuary 22.?The to? baceo market at tliis place ls daily coming into favor with the farmers of Bucklngham and adjacent countles. Better prices are being paid for to? baceo at thls market than at any other neighboring market. There havo been very poor seasons up untll this week. Now tlie market is being flooded with the weed. but thc prices arc high. Buckingham boasts of her tobaceo and of her good market. reterstbu.ru Tobaceo Market. Petersburg, Va., January 22.?The receipts of tobaceo thls week showed cohslderable Increase, though the of? ferlngs were generally artificially or? dered. The warm rains ot- tho last several days give assurance of heavy receipts within the next few days. It is estlriiated that about 30 per cent. to one-third of tho crop ln thls section has thus far been sold. Prices thla week were higher on all grades, wlth sales at the following figures: Lugs. $.", 7"> to $7: short leaf, $7 to $S.50: good leiif, $!>.n0 to $11.50: tine leaf. $12 to $13; wrappers. $20 to $30. IiicrcaMug Snles nt MnrtliiHville. [Speclal to The Times-Dispatch.| Martinsvllle, Va.. January 22.?Tho sales of tobaceo on the Martinsvllle market have been steadlly increasing this week, the inlld, dump weather brlnglng out the crop. Sales on Thurs? day were thc heaviest since the be? ginning of the new year. Prices on all grades remaln lirm. and aro sliglil lv higher than those obtaiuing betore tlie holidavs. Thirteen thousand pounds Were sold' ou thls market Wednosday at an average of a little over 11 cents per pound. The offerlngs this week Iiave conslsted prlnclpally of Henry county iillers. and somo choice lota have been sold. Durham Market Not Strnnp. [Snecial to The Times-Dispatch.] Durham. N. C .lanuary 22.?The Durham tobaceo markot has not shown up strong: since Christmas. Thc usual quantity is not coming- in. lt ia ea tlmated that less than half tho crop has been marketed. Tho prices here are very satisfaetory. GOOD ROADS MMBTING. tlucstlon of Hotv Ue?t to Secure State Ald to Ile Coaxlderetl. [Special to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.] Ralolgh, N. C, January 22.?Spoclal effort ls being made to assui'o a large attendanco upon tlio good roads meet? lng to bo held hore .lanuary 27, under th*. direction of Dr. Joseph Hydo Pratt, secretary of the North Carolina Clood Roads Association, audtStato Geologisl. Thn speclal purpose is to dlsousB .methods of asslstlng tho counties ln building ^good roads, and espoctally tho boBtvohahriola for Stato ald in building g?M ?mu*a* n ls thQ l,ellef 0f Or, Prattct()uit ono of tlie vory bost aids that the Stato can glvo ia. tho providlng of a fund to etuploy com petent englneers, who shall bo avail ablo to go into iho counties and lay off roads and plan road-buildlng for tlio county authorltles, co-operatlng wilh them and uldlng ln ovory way they can. Tho meetlng ls for all thoso kaereaua in m>o* rosid-buUdiiu*', Have you a bank account? If not, why not open one with us. Our capi? tal of One Mil lion Dollars is your security. Capital and surplus $1,900,000.00. 1104 EAST MAIN STREET B (Contlnued From Flrst Page.) 110 bushels; fourfean, 80 bushels: twenty-eight. "0 bushels; Ihirty-tlve, 60 bushels; and slxty-nlnc, 50 bushels. These results were obtalncd in a county where the year beforo the niaxlmum yield was 6-'-_ bushels; to tho acro. Some of theso boys with much smalleri ylolds doserva almost as much credit as the prlza winners, t'or they labored uiuloi- adverse con? dltions, and on worn-out lands. All of tho work in this county wns done on high land, and somo of it except lohally poor. Notliing but tlie most lntelli? gent furmlng and untlrlng ot.orts could havo produced such results. Tho tnothods applled by all of tho boys ln grpwlng thelr corn wrrc neep fall plowlng and subsoiiing; thorough preparatlon of tho seed bod, intelllgont uso of comnierclal fortlllrers and harn yard munurn; solectlon of seud corn; early, thdSkugh, and frequent cultlva tlon of tho crop, and seedlng of clov? er at tho last working of tho corn. Tho success o. tho year's work has boon most gratlfying lo all con corned, but what we regard aa' pur greatest rowurd ls that Mr. Egglos ton, our Suporlntondont of Publlo lu-, structlon, seolrig- tho posslbtlitles of tho work, htts identlllcd hlmsolt' with lt, and In tho future wo will havo the co-oporatlon of tho Dopanment of Education. thus extondlug the work through twenty countles. Nothlng more practical has ovor tiuon aouo for tho country boy than thla liuking of hla education wlth hls llfe's work. On overy hand wo aoo tha effects of Ignoranco of tho fundnniental prlnel plos ot agrU-ultui-e. Our dople'^d hqmes uud wiisted llolds wo inehuielio ly ovUlonees of a systom of farmlng ,wlthout mothod av.il of mlsUU'ecteu, Loans It is the practice of this bank to meet the requirements of its cus tomers and the neigh borhood with the ut most liberality consist ent with sound banking methods. Loans are made upon approved personal or collateral security. THE AMERICAN NATIONAL BANK. .RICHMOND.VAf. B A. BARBER. E. A. BARBHR. JR. "Phone 582L E. A. BARBER & CO. Accounttug, Audlting, Organialng. Systemattsinr. 21E Mutual Building, RICHMOND. VA. FORTUNES MADE IN WHEAT. fliin buys options on 10.000 bn. of 3)IU wheat No further Riak. Each, lc movement from option prtcc makes. SI0O; 2c, $200; 5c, $500. etc. Write tor free cir'cular,*. ? , _ , _, Colonial Stock'ami Graln Co.f Cleveland, Ohio. NO MARGINS Vv-o want to tel! you whoroln VVX and CAI l. tradlng axcola tho marghml uiathod, wi'lunit th* marRlnat i-oii and without tho marilnal rlsk. Kxptaimtory booklcf atul pnm rt?t FUKK. A?K>S DUKW CO.. ii, 1',-urt fitm-L labor 8, This ls, the greatest step in ruraV deaclopmcht Whloll ha;< been tukert iu tho lust qtiafter of a century. aud will teaeli tho boy iwt otilv . ho-.v t? mako bigfier crops ami more rertlla ilekls. but will help deveV.p * prido ?ft farm life and a. love for tlie farm lionm and for farmlng as a buslnoM .whlch will itu'iire. io Virginia a great rur*i j-ujjuJUUou.