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(C'ontlntind Krotn Flrst. Pago.) to utlllua what ln tlio averago eou*ritry I Nawmlll ln rneroly waatc. A CoHBolIdalcd I'lnnt. Now, tho Surry Liunbor Corhpany'a j jiinnt at thla placo covora a apaea of not Icfh than tblrty acres, upon which | acres aro thn-'.. Immepso aawmllllng j plants, tbc box factorlea above rc forred t". tho kindling wood factory, ihe planlng miiiK, tho drylng Itouaea, tho lumber : hed.s, froni which tbe cars aro loaded with all thanher <<t tim ber, tbe aldc tracka <>f the company. tho niachlno ahops nf tho rallway, and I all tho other attachi'nenta and eon vcnlences that are reriuired fur tho biisinesa of bo glgantlc an estabilsh- j tnent, To fiiini thc wholo thlng up Inanut- | fihell, lt may lie aald that tbe plunt i conslata pt tho threo aawmllllng phints, containlng threo slngle-cut band mllls ? aud twp double-cut band mllls, on.. gang nilll, two rcaawlng mllls. two lathing mllls, ono Immenao iiox altook factory. an.l tho klndllnc wood fac? tory abovo roferfed ?"? not to B&y anything of tho Immenao drylfig h<jin>r<i. Htorusc aheda and other ware housca, ln which are Btored for shlp- j ihent tho producta of the mllls and tho varlous factorlea. To keep theao mllls aupplled with materlal th... company takes the trees rlght from tho WbodS, hauls tbe loga by thclr own rallway dlrect Into tho yards here, and In tho twlnklln'g of i an cye. so to speak, cuts tliern up Into ! the varlous gfadea of lumber nceded ; for after use. Tho commoner gradi i of tbe lumber are mado Into bOJJ ahooka, as above act forth, into | cbeapcr gradoa 6f buildlng tlmbers and I kindling and "waste," and the better j grades, after belng sawed are con- ; veyed to tho company's Immenso plant j at Bcrkeley, near Norfolk, to bo ! dressed into tho flner house-buildlng materlal?sash, bllnds and doors?to be shlpped to Northern and Western and Kuropean markotH, the larger por tlon pcrhaps golng to Europe flnally. Thus this company la brlnglng into Virginia a great lot of Northern and Kuropcan money that inlght not other wlso flnd lts way Into this terrltory. Working ln the Wooda. To keep thoso immenso mills sup? plled with tho raw materlal In the shape of logs, thc company etftployfl in thn woods no less than 700 able bodled men. who are dally cuttlng und loadlnK on to tbe company's cara the Iobs tbat are the next day sawed up Into tlmber. Theso men are dlvlded j up Into threo camps ln thc countics of | Surry, Sussex and Southampton, and ; all aro under thc general aupervialon i of Pliilip Rogers, a brother of Edwurd, [ and a man who knows how to handle tncn. Hls headquarters aro at Sedley, a station on thc company's rallway whero lt crossea tho now Vlrglnlan i Rallway. Tbe Uogrrn llrothrrx. By tho way, the Rogers famlly ls very numorous in the developmeat of the lumber interest of this section and in tho upbuildlng ot tho town of Den- i rtron. There are four of them?-Ed ward, Phllip. Arthur and J. E. Rogers. j Tbe last nanied has general charge of the works hero ln Dendron. Arthur la the Mayor of tho town and the man? ager of t':e rallway interest; Phllip i . .'.. nfter the sawmllls out in the ., i arid. as before indlcatcd, Ri w.ird ls the superlntendent and tho : l] bosa of the wholo bualneas. Witbout thc- Rogers brothers the Surry 1 umber Company and Dendron would h- the play ot "Ifamlct" with the mclancholy prlnee left out. Many Men Drnw Pny. To aum op. tho Surry Rumbcr Com? pany employs In Its varlous ertter prises about 1.700 men, that ls to say, about 1,000 here in Dendron and about 700 ln the mllls In the woods, and the monthly pay-roll amounts to any whero from $3L*,000 to ?3",,000. This la thekind of a shopthat ha3 bnilt up the town of Dendron. and lt ls no wonder that the town has been well built and that stores and banks und hotela and llvery stablcs and a poanut trado and varlous kinds of industrles have grown up around thc big shop. U ls no wonder also that handsome homea have been bullt and that flrst- ; class schools have grown up, and that churches have been built. and that fiidewalks and strects have been made, that Masonic lodgcs and town halls have aprung up. that ?oclal organi- , zatlons and socictlcs have been formed. and that altogcther Dendron has do- ; veloped into a modcl, moral and n every sense a delightful Virginia town. Tbe Little Rallway Line. In this dovclopment thc Surry, Sus? sex and Southampton Rallway has c-ut qulto a flgure. Of coursc. the road is owned absolutely by the Surry Lum? ber Company, but to all Intents and purposes it ls a scparate organizatlon, b*lns chartercd by tho laws of the fetate under lts own name. Tho maln line ruus from Scotland. on the James Rlver, to Dory, In Southampton coun tv a distar.ee of tbirty mlles. but it has sldo tracks and sldlngs to every ?aw'xnlU and every lumber camp of tho Surry Lumber Company, and altogcther lt controla about 100 mlles of trackago and ha3 a wldo open charter that enables lt to control twico as much more if lt -wants to, and lt will want to if the lumber interest requlres it. Kdward Rogers ls tho general super? lntendent of the road and Arthur Rogers ls thc master ot transportatlon. Whllo tho Unc ls purely a lumber road, it maintalns a splendid passenger and freight servlco between Dory. ln Southampton county, and Scotland, on the James Rlver, maltlng passenger and mail connectlons every day ex? cept Sunday at Wakefield With the Norfolk and Western Rallway, and at Scotland with thc James Rlver boats in genoral, especlally thoso of tho Virginia Navlgatlon Company. In all rospects lt is a cracker-jack llttlo road, and whllo its passenger and mail business ls not on a paying basls tho conductors and train men aro always most cordlal. and. rogard teot proflts. ever rendor servloa that Is ploasing to thc patrons of tho llhe. Tho company has shops here that omploy about thirty-five expert workmen. and turn looso a good v\eek lv pay-roll. Altogethcr the road em? ploys not less than 150 men, and lts . pay-roll is from $7,000 to $7,250 per month. and this ln nddition to tho Surry Lumber Company's pay-roll. Otber Plenalug Fenturea. It is around this lumber plant and this llttlo narrow gaugo rallway that tho town of Dendron, ln Surry county, has grown and has becomo tho mo tropolta of nll of this section. Bo lt umlerstood that whllo tho lumber In? terest is Dcndron's trump card lt is not its only card, for tt ls tho contre of as charming and as proliflc a.farm Intr section as thero ls anywhero In Vlrfflnla. Tho farm lands surrounding produco peanuts, corn, liay, potatoes and varlous other marketablo thlngs, all of whloh flnd roady salo horo. In nddition, tho people of this section ralBo very inany hogs, and thousands of tho hams that aro flnally laboled "Smlthflold" aro tuken from hogs grown ln the reglons around Dendron. Tho poanut buslness horo ls great. I am told that not loss than 100,000 bushols of tho toothsom? nuts flnd their way to markot from Dendron every year, and A. R. Morrla, the All of the now famous Sun-Cured Leaf Tobacco kncrvrn to thc world is ftrown in a few counties near to Richmond, Every pound of it is sold in Richmond, and the Richmond manufacturers get the cream of the crop from year to ycar- what outside factories get is simply the "leavings.'' Hcnce, thc best SUN-CURED CHEWING TOBACCO is MADE IN RlCriMOND?indeed, it may be snld that nonc is genuine that is not Made in Richmond THE BRAND KNOWN AS Is the BEST Sun-Cured Chewing Tobacco made In Rlch* mond. Therefore GRAPE is the best Old Vir ginia Sun-Cured Chew in the World. Some people are sometimes fooled by spurious branda of sun-cured, so called; but no sensible chewer can always be fooled into trying a thing that an impecunioua dealer may try to pass off upon him as "just as good as Grape." No alleged "sun-cured" can possibly be "just ns good as Grape." Be Sure You Get the Real Grape Made in Richmond by R.A.PATTERSON TOBACCO COMPANY REMEMBER: The name Patterson on Tobacco standa for Quality. peanut king ot thls Immedlate eec tion, liandlos tho moHt of them. I With such a splendid back country I surroundlug, Dcndron, of course, be- j came a good tradlng centre. Thero j urc hcro about twenty stores. and a conservatlve calculator tella mo that \ they scll during a >ear about a quarter i of a mllllon dollara of goods. Splendid Banklng Inrllltlea. The town has two banks, and both of them do a thriving busincss. The Bank of Susaex and Hurry is ono of the strongest flnancial Institutioris of rural Vlrglnla. lt malntalns flourish itig banklng houses here ln Dcndron, at Ivor and at Wakefteld, and all three of tha prongn do a good busincss. Its roFC>iire':s amount to about $373,000, conslstlng of banklng house and fur niture property to the amount of about 112,000, loans and investments to about $240,000, and cash and due from other banks, about $125,000. The capltal stock Ifl $23,000 -whlle the mirplus and profit fund foots up $16,000. ? An ad ditlonal reserve fund for interest amounts to $3,000. These flgures put the bank hlgh up on tho what 13 known as tho roll of honor and hlgli up ln the confldence of tho people. The cvldenco of tho latter statement Is shown in tho fact tliat tho deposlts amount to a little more than $300, 000. Tlie Dcndron Und of It. Thc Dcndron end of the bank was estabiished In 1807. and P. D. Baln was made presldent. Edward Rogers, vlce-presldent. and E. M. RIchardson, cafhicr. William H. Pursell. Edward Rogers and A. R. Morrls aro tho resl dont dlrectors, and composo the dls count board, who, with Cashler RIch? ardson, may be said to bc ln absolute charge here. Tho bank has here a splendid con cretc bullding supplled with fire proof vault and a burglar-proof tlme lock safe, and in all other respects it Is an up-to-dato banklng house. Thc Dcndron prong of thc bank carrles on 18-FOOT COAL SEAM [Spoclal to Tlio Timcs-DiBpatch.] Pocahontas, Va., January 29.?Tht diacovery of an elghteen-foot coal seam ln tho Baby Mlncs of. the Poca? hontas Consolldnted Collerles Company horn sevoral days ago marks a now epooh ln tho Pocahontas Klat Top coal flold. Tho twelvo-fcot outcrop Beam which haa been ahown hero for years ls an Intorestlng alght to vtaltora who oomo to aee thla mintntj town of suon its own account deposlts amountlng to $S0,000, and Its lonns and dlscount3 foot up to somethlng over $60,000. Among tho dlrectors and the stock holders are some of tho most sub stantlal and well-to-do cltizens of tho rlch countles of Surry, Sussex and Southampton who aro promtnent In tho commerclal and Industrlal life of the town of Dcndron. Tho Kank of Dendron Is a ncwer In stltution. It was establishcd with a capltal ot $10,000 ln K-OT. The offl rers aro W. W. Scward, presldent; T. D. Parker, vlce-preslflent, and L. E. Johnson, cashler. The total assets amount to about $52,000, and thc de? poslts to about $33,000. The bank c-njoys Uic confldence of the people. Uendron'K IlenI Prldc. There are three churches ln Den? dron?the Mcthodlst. the Baptist and the Chrlstian?and the population ls a church-golng people. A Masonlc lodge. an Odd-Fellows' lodge and several other secrct orders flourlsh here. Two capaclous halls furnish lodge-room for all of theso order.?, as well aa good accommodations for theatrlcal enter talners, whether they bo local or travcllng. One thlng that Dcndron especlally prldcs Itself on ls Its splendid publlc school. W. H. Pursell, the chairman of tho board of trustees, ls an en thuslastlc public school man, and he has left no stone unturned to make thc Dcndron Hlgh School the equal ln all rospects of any like lnstitutlon according to stzo in tho Statc. He tells me that whlle tho bulldlng ls not of brlck or stone and not as large as those ln some other towns. lt ls strlctly up-to-datc, and meets all the rcqulrements of Dendron so far as those requlrements have developed. I'urther dcvelopment of the said re? qulrements, hc assurcs me, wlll be promptly met. Thc bulldlng is Indeed a handsomo and commodlous one, even if lt Is not of brlck or stone, and, as Chairman Pursell says, mects all the a few years, but a photograph takon by flushllght soveral days ago glvea ono a good knowledge of what may bo found by enterlng the mtnes and golng to that part of tho mlnes known as Cuba, Llttlo anxlety is folt hero that tho coal will In a fow years run out, whon .new worklngn dlscover such a soani, and thoro aro three other workablo seams ln this mountain yet to bo taj^ed. Iicedfl up to now. The nrolty bulldlng, locatcd lu a, oharrhing grovc, haa flve roohia that aro comfortable and of thc boat sanltary airangcment. I'lvo toacheVfl I" theso rooms look aftor 125 atiidcnts, and tho record shows that they look after tlio young Idoaa well, No llquor la sold In Dendron by Iftw and very llttlo by otitlaw. Nof.wlth Btandtng tho fact that tho mllls neces sarlly attrnct many peoplo who inlght. be rilsorderly almost anywhero OlBe, there Is llttlo or no dlsorder In Den? dron at any tlme. Tlio reason is platn, and It Is that the people who run tho town do not lntond that there ahall be any dlsorder. Thero may be some folka who thlnk that. a lumber town or a factory town of any klnd ls a tblng not to bo desired. I have heard that Idc.a set forth In some of thn old fogy towns of Virginia, and for that roason they objeot to new Indus trics. I wlsh some of these old fogiea would vislt Dendron and juat 86c how the thltig works. A lovcller, more orderly little clty or a better placo to llvn In than Dendron ls not on the map of good old Virginia. CORN CLUBS OROANIZED. f-rhoot Boya In Amherst Hetected for Prm nnatrntlon Work. [Hpscial to The Tlmes-Dispateh. ] Amhrrst, Va.. January JJ.?Amherat county has hco.n aelectcd hs one or tho countiea of Ihe Mnto for the demonstratlon work nrnone tho school hoys. Kor the eorn donv onatratlon clubs tho followtm; nrhools In tho county havo been aelcctcd: Courthousc, Ebenezer, Wlneaap. Oak iSroio. ivdlar Mllls, Kwar.'a JIlll. Mt. Ploaaant aud niffor.l. Hoys from thcao schools will ralaa an acfa ? f corn each undor tho dlreetlon of tho eorn demonstrator of thla i.ounty, Captaln II. S. I'cyton. Prizos for tho Inrsest yleld r? r H'-io will be awarded at the Amherat l-alr no-.t fall. II RQAD-BUILDING (Contlnued From Flrst Page.) condltlons surroundlng the treatment of the convlct*. So many abuses were brought to llght and so much graf* was shown to exlst that a wavo o indignation agalnst tho system swep over the State. A speclaj sesslon o the Legislature waa called and th system was abollshcd by statute. "The new law, which went Into et fect about a wear ago, provldes that tho convicts shall work only on th* roads. If one county cannot uso al its own convicts it must loan them to any other county which nceds thern. The result ls that several thousand convicts are now continuously cn gaged in bulldlng good roads. To Oeorgia was formerly duc thc dlstlnc tion of havlng about tho worst roads ln the country. In another year or two thc proportlon of Improved roads to that Stato will comparc favorably with that in Now Jersey. Massachusetts anti any of the Northern Statc3. Itoad-Uulldlng FollowB I?ro?pcrICy. "We must also ascribe much of tbc rcccnt progress ln road-buildlng ln the South to thc greatly improved prosperity of that section. Hlgh prices for cotton and other agrlculturai pro ducts for several years havo entlrely transformed the flnancial condltion of that section. As the South's wealth ls lncreaslng it nAs become more crltical of its own condltion. and it Is en deavorlng to put itself on a par with other sectlons of thc country. Thus tho bulldlng of good roads In the South has been but one phaso of a general Improvement, other phases t>e ing the building of better water works, schools and public bulldings. "And now lct us considcr another lnfluence of recent orlgin which. ls tendlng to bring about the building of good roads. Almost every city in thc South has its board of trado or cliam ber of cominerce. These organlzationa are endeavorlns to bring new indus trles to their respectlve cltles, and the compctltlon ls of the kecnest. A few months ago a conslderahle agltatlon was startcd, having in view the bulld? lng of an improved hlghway all the way from New- York to Atlanta. The varlous commercial organizations above refcrrea to wcro quick to see that those cltles which were on the line of tho proposed hlghway would proflt cnormously, with the result that tho rlvalry between dlfferent cltles took the form of compctltlon ln good roads actlvlty. "That is the condltion which exlsta in tho South to-day. Every enterpris Ing county ts stralnlng lts rcsources to lmprovo its highways in order that lt may not be said that a rlval clty has dono better in this respect. Every Southern city between New York and Atlanta wants to be on the route of the tourist travel between the two cltles. In fact, tho entlre South wcl Branch Cabell & Co. BANKERS. 1115 RMalnSt. Phones Noa. 43 and J9M Members New York Stodc Excbalice, Nra Yor'c Cotton Exchange acd Chicago Board oi Tradc E A. BARBER. B. A. BARBER, JR. ?Phone 6S3. ?. A. BARBER & CO. Accounting. Audlting, Organizing, Syatematixlng. 215 Mutual Bulldlng, RICHMOND, VA. The First State ducorporated) CIIASB CITY, VA., Conducted by a Hve Board of Directors, who glve same attention as they do to their own buslness. Send us your doposits by matl. 4% Interest on Deposits H. D. PATTESON, GEO. A. EXDI.Y, Cashler, Presldent, Those Books "''hat keep the records )f your business trans actions. Have you con stdercd whether or not they are abreast with tiie advanced methods of accounting, and whether or not some tlnng that you should know is left out. Think it over. W. McK. EVANS, l ubhc Accountant, 615 Mutual Bldg. NO MARGINS We want to teli you wheroin PUT and CALL tradtng excols tho marginal metbod; wlthout the marginal cost and ?wlthout tlio marginal rlsk. Explaua tory hooklot and prlce Uat FREE. XSIOS 1)1U?W CO.i 81 1'eaxj atr?e*. jTiBfwttar. COLE & SWASEY, EXPERT BANK EXAMINERS AND AUDITORS. AUDITING, EXAMINING, SYSTEMATIZING, 170 BROADWAY, NEW YORK. flnantitd. STATEMENT OF THE ational Bank Richmond, Virginia. As at the close of January 10, 1910. RESOURCES Loans and Discounts Stocks and Bonds Bank, House and Fix. Cash in Banks - - Cash on hand - - Due from U. S. Treas. $3,079,962.36 609,856.50 337,445.19 849,333.13 383,924.41 17,250.00 $5,277,77159 LIABILITIES Captial - - ? Surplus - - Undivided ProRts Circulation - Deposits - - Bond Amount - $400,000.00] 200,000.00 40,292.81 345,000.00 - 4,038,778.78 253,700.00 $5,277,771.59 ment We hereby certify that, after a careful examination of the American National Bank, Richmond. Virginia, as at the close of January 10, 1910, the above statement gives the true condition of the-bank; as shovvn by the books and accounts. The Resources and Liabilities were all checked and readily proved with the amounts called for in: this statement. The accounts with banks were verified by special letter to each one. The Loans are well distributed, both as to amount and class of businesa rcpresented. The managc is efficient and successful, as shown by the earnings in a comparative statement of three years past COLE & SWASEY, NEW YORK, _ Expert Bank Examiners and Auditor.s. This bank has the confidence of Richmond's prominent and conservative business ? men and enjoys the patronage of many of its most prosperous institutions. Accounts of individuals, firms and corporations invited. Z?fo interest paid in Savings Department. Careful attention to details. OFFICERS OLIVER J. SANDS, President, O. BAYLOR HILL, Cashier, CHAS. E. WINGO, Vice-President, WALLER HOLLADAY, Ass't Cashier, WM. C. CAMP, Vice-President. D. W. DURRETT, Ass't Cashier. Statement of the Bank of Commerce & Trusts Richmond, Va. As at close of January 14th, 1910. RESOURCES. Loans and Discounts.$1,005,532.40 Stocks and Bonds. Real Estate . Banking House. Furniture and Fixtures. Cash in Banks. Cash on hand. 93,166.90 2,606.90 13,097.97 6,901.00 82,027.10 43,253.37 $1,246,585.64 LIABILITIES. Capital.$ 200,000.00 Surplus and Prof its. 60,237.00 Deposits. 986,348.64 $1,246,585.64 Wc hereby certify that, after a careful examination of the Bank of Commerce and Trusts, Richmond, Virginia, as at thc close of January 14, 1910, the above statement gives thc truc condition of the bank, aa shown liy thc books and accounts. Good judgnient is displayed in thc distribution of Loans. The accounts all provc with thc statement, and the books were in excellcnt condition. COLE & SWASEY, New York, Expert Bank Examiners and Auditors. SUPPLY THE NEED That every one needs a rescrvc fund there is no question. Supply thc necd by starting a bank account now with us, where your deposits will yield you a good rate of interest. ry/ Interest Paid on 1 Saving Accounts COMMONWEALTH BANK 12 North Ninth Street, Richmond, Va. BRANCH?4 East Broad Street, Richmond, Va. CAPITAL $200,000.00 SURPLUS AND PR0F1TS, $24,686.13 comes tlio motorlst, no matter whenca lio may roino. I havo toured ut loast 10 000 miles south of Mason una Pixon ltiie, anrt jiover havo 1 had any ollloer ot tho law question my speod or asU, uny embnrrasiiifti; rjuestlons aa to whethor 1 had the propor State licftnse pads. "The South ls the loRlcal touring aeotton for tho Northern motorlst dur Inty tho wlnter months, and I belleve that thero Is no other part of th* country whero he. wlll see so many now and tnterestlni? scencs as whon maklns hla way throu?j? |he UaU where cotton U king"