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BUSINESS SOUTH ijpoTttfcs Good Enough in Right Place, But South Sticks to Business. Everything seen In the papers tor si week o more pust under a Baltimore dale line was supposed to portain lo polities. The Manufacturers' Record publ'shed in that city varied the monotony somewhat by printing in big type on Us cover page the following Intensely Interesting Information: "Amid the tumults and the shout? ings of party politics it is a relief to remember that? '?The South has 13,397,000,000 invest? ed in manufacturing enterprises, pro? ducing annually to the value of $3,800, 000,000, and should double these figures in the near future. ??The South has *!" 962,000,000 In? vested In agriculture, yielding 13,000, 000,000 annually, and bus uncultivated farm lands capable of yielding <iulte as much again. "The South Is producing $37",000.000 worth of minerals a year. It c?i easily produc,. il,000,000,000 worth Of 532, 000,000,000 tons of coal, for instance, near 530.000.00?.'.'0o tons are still to be m'ned. If K could mine as much coal as the whole world is producing, or about 1.000.000,000 tons a year. Is sup? ply would still last 500 years. It has three foutrhs of the coking coal of the United States. "The Suuth hus ?9,000 mlb-a of rall roadB. It will Ii?-.- i 260.000 miles of railroads. "With a population of 31.000.000, or 17,000,000 less than the population of the whole country in 1SS0. the South his mere -apital invested in manufac? turing than the United slates had In leiO. and Is producing more from Its farrr.b and mines and cutting mo: c lumber than did the United Stales thirty years ago. Individual deposits In national banks In the South arc to? day $S3.'JOO.0aO greater than the amount of such deposits. In the national banks of the country In 1SS0. "These are a few plinks in the solid platform for Southern progress, regardless of party politics." Smellers of the Obnoxious Weed to Get Together at GJd Point Comfort. The leaf tobacco dealers. Including all of the Virginia and North Carolina warehousemen, are having their en? forced summer vacation. There were no loose leaf sales in cither of the Mates last week, and f.ll of the shut? ters of the wmChouses are down. The package dealers arc also having some, thing of a vacation. Tue vacation was not scheduled like that of the loose l<af dealers and the warehousemen, but all the same- it It on hand It gets here from the fact that therr arc no inejie packagi goods to sell. Probably there, never was a time when the Hforage warehouses were so empty or When there Were so few "sample- tot Bought and Sold AXV KIND. ANY QUANTITY, ANYWHERE. WRITE US WHAT YOU HAVE TO SELL WHAT YOU WANT TO BUY We Will Do the Rest. Richmond Bag Company 1110 E. Gary St., Richmond, Va. 0, Our prices arc consistent with the pradc of work vrt rroduce, from the liighej: class of booklets to the sim? ile job, to all of which wa five our best ettoru. Whittct Cb%> Shepperson 11-15 N. Eitfhth St., Richmond "Paints That Stay Painted" John L. Branch & Co. Mad. 164. 18 E. Broad St. Richmond, Va. v-. - 1_ Southern Steel Products Co. Bars, Sheets, Plates Reinforcing Steel. 230 Mutual Bldft., - Richmond. Va. FARMING'LANDS Virginia Farms All sizes and descriptions. General Farms and Fruit Land. Excellent in? vestments. Catalog on request. W. A. C. PETriT, JfrcderlcUs Hall, - - - Virginia. I'LOWIXG BV MACIII XKIt I ' I > riRGIXI?. er?" on the pad- The fact is that the short crop of last year and the in creased demand for manufacturing ftorku hav-> conspired to use up pret? ty much all cf the available stock pi leaf and the tobacco dealers re-ally have nothing to deal In. Twelfth Annual Blowout. In the tm-a:it;mc th>> tobacco men are having a good tltne. There are I several things .'cnedulc-d for good ; times, notably the ann ial meeting of . the Tobacco Association of the United i States, composed Of leaf dealers and j manufacturers, which is to begin at i Old Point on Wednesday, the 3rd of July. This association does not have a great deal of business to attend to. and the chances are that it can be finished up on the lirst day of the an? nual meet, and thut will leave the glorious Fourth as fa duy for fun and recreation und social talk and all that kind of thing. The teb..cco men think it Is a good thing and pertains to bel? ter business for the "amellers of the weed'' to get togethei now und then and swap notes and exchange yarns. Incidentally, the swapping and the exchanging give some good business , Ideas, and for the tw-dve years last paat the tobacconists Pave found it well enough to com., together In this si mi-social-buslncst waj. To Han i.ouil Time. President Carrlngton. of the usso i elation, and "013110 Visier" J. U Win go, of the association, tell me that the j arrangements for a good time arc com? plete, and this twelfth annual meeting ;.- going tu be the best of all. The business meetings will be held at the Chamberlain, and will be con? tinued on board ship o.i the waters of i the Chesapeake Hay and the Atlantic Ocean, and between the business meet , ings there will be u great deal of sightseeing and Investigating, and I dancing and othei kind- of t un. I The responses receive.! by president Carrlngton Indicate that more than 200 tobacconists will attend the twelfth annual meeting of the associa? tion, and they will come from not less than fourteen States. The officers of the association arc: T. M. Carrlncton. of Richmond, pn .-? ident . W. U Petty, ol llocky Mount. X. <".. first vice-president: T. B. Roberts, of Chase City. Va.. second vice-presi? dent; R. P. Watson, of Wilson. X C. third vice-president, and the following board of governors: W. T. Reed, Rich? mond; A. P. Thorpe. Rocky Mount. X. C; Ed. Wlschemeyer, Baltimore. W. A, Adams, Oxford. X. C.j .1. 1.. Winco. Richmond: A. R. Carrlngton, Danville; d. M. Booker. Lynchburg; s. W. Ven able. Durham, X. C; R. P. Eggleston, Drakes Branch. Va.; .1. A Clarke. Bed lord City. Va.; General Stlth Rollins. Petersburg; G. T. Pat ton, Darlington. X. C.; G. S. Xorfloet. Winston. N. C; C. A. Lewis, Henderson. X. C; W. F.I AXton, Louisville, Ky.; ill. E. Spllman. (Cincinnati; E. R Ficklon, Greenville. 1 N. C. MELON CUTTING 8Y TOBACCO MEN _ I i British-American Tobacco Com-j j pany Smiles at Results of Big Court Decisions. ! Ne w Vork. June 19.?A nice $7..V)0, . r,o?i melon has been cut by the four I teen elirectors of the Brtttsh-Atnerl I can Tobacco Company, since J. R. ; Duke has taken the active manage? ment Of the concern. The- company, : which is one of the subsidiaries of the toba.-.-o trust, fell under the ban of the United States Supreme Court's de? cision. Shortly after Easter the share holders receive;! a circular stal? ling ihnt In consequence of this de-1 ? rislon, the American Tobacco Com pa- I i ny has ri" further interest In the ordi? nary shares Of the company and the assistance and advices of Its dlrec l tors are no longer available. The cir : ctllar went on to say: "1 lit ving regard to the importance, 1 in fact, the necessity, to the success of the company to retain the services' of the principal, active directors who | have Been largely instrumental In the Company'S attaining Its present sue-| cessful position, and to Insure con? tinuous interest In its prosperity und In further contemplated extensions, [and as most of them have not a large. , shareholding, a number of the larg ! est shareholders have Intimated their I desire that ordinary shares In the com-' pany shall be allotted to the principal active directors of the company so! that they may feel that they are part-j ners and not merely employes." The proposal was to allot U9.72s! shares at n price of 30 shillings a! share und at an extraordinary general ' ! meeting this proposition was aelopted. ' I While the directors paid 30 shillings. or $7.50, for these 419,728 one-pound, , or $f> shares, and put In ?3,372,960 to I get them, the market v-i'ue Of the shares was $25, so the directors were presented with $7,370,240. Bnarar Refinery for Norfolk. Norfolk, Va., June 39.? Arbuckle nros., of New York, aro said to be planning- the con? struction of a sugar retlncry with a dally capacity of 8,000 barrels at Norfolk or New Orisons or Baltimore, with Norfolk pre? ferred as tr.o location. (Continued from P'rst Pit;,-.., edge of strata. 6 feet red clay with gravel. 2 feet shell rock. 0 leet gray clay. 22 feet red and gray clay, with boulders and lumps a? pure wnite lime; petrified wood. 37 f?et gray fine sand with water. At this depth there is a How of wa? ter which, if of sufficient quantity and all right as regards quality, win an iswer the purpose for which trie well ? Is constructed. if otherwise. the , boring Is to be continued to the lim . Ii of human ability and Ingenuity. \\ ells Ever) >> here. I More than 100 wells of different depths have been driven in Kastem ; Virginia. The number Is increasing :- <xii ly. The granite rock crops out I at the falls of the Potomac, James I and Rappahanriock, and then the I rocky floor seems to dip sharply and I rapidly to the southeastward to the ] sea. so that at the seusnore the granite bed rock Is 2.300 or more feet below the surface. The earth strata also seems to dip in the same general j direction, and wherever a bed of wu ter bearing sand lies Just above a I strata of clay that Is Impervious to water, artesian or flowing wells may be had. Experimental work is being ; ttone at sevoral points wltjh vary? ing results, but It is to be hoped, in ! fact. Is expected, that Fooner or later an ample supply of subterranean wa | ters will be found sufficient in quanti? fy and satisfactory In quality to sup ' ply the millions that are to occupy Eastern Virginia when it is properly developed and it* industrial und ag? ricultural interests properly promoted. Another < arollnn Railway. i Ur-.^ntboro, N. C, June 2?.?According to rcpir. ? from .Southern Pines, N. C, engine, [erg ha\c been inves: 1?.,-.ins near there with a view toward constructing a railroad from j eJrvensboro to rioutlipon. N. C. with con? nections! i^ th< Chesapeake ?nd Ohio and . the Norfolk and Wettern railroads. No : names are mentioned in connection with the r. ;..irf '< enterprise, but it is said that the route contemplated I? from Greensboro via I Carthage, Southern Pines. Raeford. Lumbtr [ ton and other points to .--outhport, which ] li at the mouth e,f the Tape fear llivor. Th, Randolph and Cumberland Itallroad Company, it may be observed, proposes an it loasl ; irl ni this ro ite TheW~ H Catlett ~~ Electric Company 525 East Main Street. Wiring of residences a specialty. Elec trie and combination fixtures. The largest show-room in the South. Place Your Order _Before the Rush If You Contemplate Making a Chang I in a Home for Your Horses Phone Madison 5635, Shenandoah Stables Sales and Hoarding, Meadow and Marshall Streets. You arc invited to call and inspect did r.iv itab|es. FOR SALE, A Very Fine Carriage or Driving Horse Apply TRULL S STABLES, IS South Tenth Street. Protect Your Homes and Reduce Your Insurance By installing my system of Lightning Rods on your homes, stores and other buildings. Safe and give protection. Sefid me a postal for information. W. A. ROBERTSON, CttKfis.ya. MUCH HUSTLING AT WEST POINT Industrial Nutes of Various . Kinds?Busy Builders?Farm j Buyers From a Distance. West Point, Va., .lune 20.?Vision, of a Greater West Point with'Its p:o motors, bridges, railways, etc., are opening eyes wide in otlicr sections. This week, three gentlemen from lar away Wisconsin are hero considering, with Owens and Bagby the question ol buying farms, three adjoining or nesr together. Another gentleman fruni New Hampshire, a graduate of Harvard, and football coach for inu North Western University for several | yeurs >s with the same company, look ins i"r good land <,n salt wat-r with Iis!:, oysters, crabs and 3uch nearby. The Oi<i Dominion industrial Company i have oougnt aud Sold many lots tins week. The big dynamo ami other machinery ur,- being Installod In too hew electric plant here. Many years ago the wharves at tau dock here were abl?se w-lth clectri ? : lights, the people i left for. they say, ".deepwa'ter." Tne . j wharves, some of them, wer? taken up root und brunch and put at Pinner's ' I 1-olnt. The lights were cut out and I sinco then there has been a scarcity1 I of light, but an expert wlrer is now; ! here wiring the wharves and the rjoiitn erh Hallway, so far us West Point is concerned, need n,o longer work in daik ness, Carl Masklcy, of the Old Dominion Compat >, has been busy .it Euclid ? Heights having massive culverts put In, looking to good roads and 3trecia. j , Excavations for fo.ir residences have been completed at Euclid Heigh;i under , the management Of contractor Peter _ nald, ot Richmond, and the residence of Philip-Hoffman la well under way. The mans:-,n house, at Euclid Heights, is the res. Icnce of Mr. McWaters. the ! electrician who has charge along thut I line. The Industrial Company bus] I bought some of the tlnest mules seen In this section for sometime and much ! hauling goes on. j The equipment for the bridge across j the Mattapcnt River is en routo and the work is soon to begin, if tue say? ing of a wellknown banker In Rich* : mond is to be believed, and tnerc is ' no reason why he should not knaw. He said, on June 19, when he was down here to a prominent lady of this town, : "I will < ome down here the first day of next January and we will cross thlo j [ orldge together." A great deal of plowing Is going on relative to tile planting out next fall [ of great orchards ot varied kinds. Great preparations are making here . ] for the annual celebration of the glo- | : rtous Fourth. Douglas Mitchell, of i Walkerton. will be the speaker of the] day. C. S. Smith, of Gloucester Court house, will preside. Charres G. tiault, Of West Point, will read the Declara : tion of Independence. On that day ! people will come as It were from the four corners of the earth. An excur slon from Richmond win he poured ; Into the town, ai.d then the excur? sions from the rivers will add their .quota. Every kind of vehi;le from an ' ox cart to the old and new fashioned carriages and automobiles will come loade 1. Men will come an<l bring their , families, having risen from their ' slumbers before the "wee sma' hours." The young man will bring his best ] girl in his bran new buggy, and lots of 'the country swains will walk through ' tlie streets with his lady-love, holding ' her hand, oblivious to the world. I There will be all kinds of sea food. \ fried chlckekn. old Virginia ham, and j everything else worth eating without a thought as to the. high cost of living, i Kesnlch's Bar..l from ltlchmonl will i,-.- , here to discourse fine music. There will be two games of bnseball. This year there w'U be a great quan? tity of fruit. There is a tree In this town that never bore fruit before. It ??loomed, anil, before time lor gather? ing, the fruit dropped off. This year I the lady of the house sent to the drug i store for copperas with which to spray ! around about. A mistake was made; ; nnd hluestone was hrought. She told them to pour It out. and It was poured out on the roots and body of this peach | tree, nnd lo, a tree full of fine peaches' A new und very fine high school i Is to be erected in upper King WU- | 1 llam between this and the opening I of next term. The trustees of Beulah I P.aptlst Church have given the site Ion ;> part of the parsonage property. The Fourth of July is Ta? Hay for ' the benefit of the School Improvement I ..eague of West Point. Last yenr was j observed as such and finite a neat amount raised. This league, composed . almost entirely of women, has done much to Improve nnd beautify the High School buildings and grounds in the past two >eats. and are planning ! great things for the near future. BUSiNESSEXPANDS 1 DESPITE POLITICS i The Big Conventions Do Not Deter the Business Hustlers. Ekception to Rule. New York. June 29.?Tvoprpse-r.tatives of the large industrial corporations say that so far there has been no interrup? tion to business. It was believed the Chi ago contest would cause some hes? itation among consumers, but there seems to he more or less Indifference as to the outcome. For the last eight months orders of the steel companies have exceeded production, and it Is re? markable that so far this month Incom? ing business compares favorably with that of May. The Steel Corporation will probably show little change lo unfilled '.onnago for June, hut several of the Independ? ent companies report an Increase. From this it Is presumed that June generally will show up as well as the pr? edlng month. One of the favorable features has hone renewed buying on the part of the railroad companies. The hoad of one large corporation said: "While the contest In Chicago was a bitter one. our customers do not ap penr alarmed over the outcome. Buo Iness has been depressed for the last several years, and the opinion seems to ho that a good start has been made to? ward recovery, with every prospect of continued betterment, regardless of the outcome of the presidential election in November. Give us good crops, and wo shall be able to surmount the obsta? cles that generally arise In a presiden? tial year. There will be less wheat this year, but, from prcsont Indications, the value of nil crops will ho larger by several hundred million dollars than In , the preceding year." VIEWS AND NEAR VIEWS (Continued from K'rst Page.) county. V,n. perhaps f'?m? of its con? clusions may net as a Suggestion to I Virstnlo good r<iads builders. Here is! what it says: "The best sort of road-maker |s> ()f , Course, a felony or misdemeanor con? vict, a8 experience In Georgia lias ul- ; ready attested. Put the work of SUC? can be greatly faollltuted by the em- ! ployment not only of competent engt- ? neers. but as well of road-making ma- | ?hlnery. "Road-engines cost a lltt'te money.! but are worth while. Houston's ex? perience Is testimony In that dtrec- I tlon. By the usw of machinery, the upkeep cost of which is comparative- ! ly small, the county has not only Saved money, but has as well gotten further ahead with Its highways than other counties. The roads made with the aid of machinery are. moreover. ' more llkel) to prove durable than I those dependent slmpl) lipon human muscle. "It woulcr pay every county In Geor-| gia not only to retain an expert engl- ! liter, but also to buy modern road- i making machinery. Where counties' adjacent to eacli other are unable tin- I auclally to afford, Individually, elth- \ er one. It is the simplest matter In j the world 10 pool funds and use the I engineer and the machinery turn and turn about" "Anything that utilizes convict la? bor in road-making is a boon, tirst to the county In saving the necessary expenditures of the county funds in wages otherwise spent for tree la? bor, and, secondly and intlnltely. more Importance is the beneiit to the con? vict himself. "It Is an unfortunate feature of prison life that all penologists de? plore, that idleness and criminal as? sociation are effectual bars to reform? ation The health conu.lions of pris? ons ate seldom normal, and the open air life of the roads is Infinitely cleaner, purer and more elevating tTian the dreary hopelessness of the prison cell. "If the county can Improve a road and a man at the same time there is an unmistakable gain. "Human exertion has its limits, and so has the machine, but wncn the one supplements the other. under the trtalnod supervision of an engineer, the county will have good roads at the very least expense, the roads will be properly located, both with ref? erence to availability for traffic and upkeep, and, Incidentally, the pris? oner will have a better chance for rehabilitation than under intramural conditions. I bout Artesinn Well?. The Tidewater section ol Virginia. or, to make the expression broader, all Rastern Virginia, has, suffered com? mercially, and otherwise by an ab? surd Idea that people who make their hemies In that much-blessed part of tlie universe have to drink bad and Unhealthy water. They never have had to drink bad water, but times have been when they really had worse water than they now enjoy. In re? cent years the artesian well has come into fashion, and It hus been demon? strated that by the sinking of arte? sian wells In most parts of the east? ern slope of Vlrglnlla a splendd, soft , anil healthful water can be obtained, and at very little cost. When 1 was down at West Point a tew weeks ago I was impressed with the largo number of artesian wells within tne ' corporate limits of the town, and out on the good farms surrounding the town, and was also Impressed with Ve small cost that brought about these wells and the good water thai ] comes from them. In another column of the Industrial Section Is an inter estlng story by A. Jefteri on the sub- ' lect of good water in Eastern Vlrgi- ! ala. I hope everybody will read it. I for it contains some very interesting Twentieth Century Doings. A Plttsylvanla county farnirr writes me that he has beon right on the! t/\i"k of tin county demonstrator, She man who Is teaching twentieth century farming according to the' methods laid down by Sandy and the Other farm demonstrators. He tells me that when he tlrst got on the: trail he got there with much prcju- i dice, and really his object was to ridicule the demonstrator He lias j .been converted, and here is what he ; says to me: "I give up. I thought these new-fashioned hook farmers did j not know what they were talking' about, hut, being an honest man, I ; was willing and glad to give tbem a chance. I gave them a chance right on my own farm. They have con-1 Vlnced mc that they can give me | "cards and spades' anil bent mc at my own game. I may be a little too old i to catch on to twentieth century farming, but my sons and my grand-1 sons are right here, ready ami will- I ing. to learn nil of the new tricks, and they have been learning them, 100,1 learning them so well that they have1 abandoned all Idea of going West or j anywhere else. They lire going to j stay right here In old Plttsylvanla and work on the old lands according to the new methods they havo caught on to by the attention they have giv? en to the demonstrators." Just as the dewberry begins to fade in Old Virginia the blackberry come-i light in to make a beautiful picture on the Old Virginia breakfast table. Joys never end in Old Virginia. Ffiifi? chickens and I 1 ( era are Just too numerous in Old Virginia this ? year. They are not getting much cheaper in town, but out in the coun? try one can get them away down in price, especially If one has sense enough to raise them himself on his suburban lot. And now the laurels are smelling so sweet in the lowgrounds of Old Virginia, la there ever a time whr'.i there Isn't something grand and aweet going on In this dear old State-? A fisherman, maybe he was Just a loafer, told me yesterday that he nev? er knew a lime in all of his loafing experience when the1 catfish were bit? ing more vigorously than they now are. and to prove his assertion, h* showed mo a great string he ha.l caught before day. Certainly he was a loafer and a fisherman, but his in? sertion and his string went to prove that even loafers and fishermen nroi having a mighty good time this yeai In Old Virginia. And. speaking about good times inj Old Virginia this year, they arc i.ot conilned to the James River lotting fishermen. Just look on some -it'i >r pages of this paper and road ab ?ut the banks that have been dolngjl rbcu. what the banks have been doing with? in the last six months. More and larger dividends declared and more money In circulation thr,a was ever known before In the history of the country, and this Is a presidential und political kind of a yoar, too. Well, glory bo to the Lord, Old Vrglnla It now giving less attention to poll Reliability According to standard dictionaries reliability is the state of being worthy of confidence When applied to a banking institution the word has an added significance, lending a sense of strength and security. Such is the standing enjoyed by Richmond's Strictly Commercial Bank which conserves and protects the depositors' interests and holds their full measure of confidence. Planters National Bank OF RICHMOND, VIRGINIA. Capital .S 300,000.00 Surplus and Profits.$1,400,000.00 Three Per Cent. Interest, Compounded Semi-annually, Paid in Savings Department. ! tics and a great deal more to bust ' ness than It did In the olden times. i _ ' BUI Wilson, a one-time politician. I and now a strictly business man, ivho lives somewh \r.. tip In I'lttsy Ivanla county, writes :ne that ho Is serious? ly considering the establishment on I his place near Rlnggold of a rac? coon farm. Ills Idea of growing rac I coona by ,1 kind of self-acting, or au 1 tomatlc. process is not entirely origi? nal! 1 have heard a'man who wanted to grow catsktns by a similar self I a> tin?t process, but It failed for lack of capital and g>>od cats. Maybe Wil I son's raccoon ranch will tall for like I reasons. However, he reasons well, I and maybe 1 will take a two-weks j vacation to get on to the true merits j of the coon scheme. About It all; i "more in our next." SMALL FARMS IN NORTH CAROLINA (?Continued from F'rst Pig? ) pally to the larger amount of land ? available for development In the for ; mer State. In round numbers, the j value of all farm property in North 'Carolina in IStiO was $153,009,630, and j in 1910. 1537,000,000. At the close of 1 the Civil War land and buildings were ' valued at only 16-.000.000. and In 1910 I at ?457,009,003. In IS70 machinery and ? implements on North Carolina farms ' were worth only 56,000,000, as against I ?18.000,000 two years ago. During the ! Mime period live stock doubled 'n ' value. No more extraordinary evi 1 .lences of physloal recovery and de ! vciopment can probably he found In the history of nny Southern State. Tenant Partners, In Virginia about three-fourths, while In North Carolina only slightly more than one-half, of the farmers I own their own lands. This compara? tive small number of farm owners Is naturally to be expected because of , the rnlslns of cotton in North Caro? lina. Of the tenant farmers In the Statte, two-thirds work on a share basis and one-third pay a cash rent. Of a total of lSS.OG't white farmers In North Carolina. 126,090 own their farms, while 13.000 nr.? cash tenants and 60,000 are croppers. Out of 66,000 negro farmers, HI",000, or about one third, are owners. 12.000 uro cash tenants, and 32,000 cultivate their lands on a share basis. Because of the wider practice of tenant farming in North Carolina, the cash outlay for labor Is Ivss than In Virginia, DuVIng the year 1910 North Carolina farmers paid out in cash $7. 600,000 in wages to farm lahorers. They also expended fi,500,000 In the form of rent and hoard. By far the greater pnrt of these amounts rep- i resent the expenditure of white farm? ers. Negro farmers In 1910 >?pcnt only 1736,000 In cash or In board or rent ! fur labor. M".\V COTTON COMPANY. Mill- in North Carolina in Which Richmond I- Largely Interested, Burlington, X. C., Juno The Klnc rot? ten Mill Corporation hat been organised ?Ith IjO.OOO uripltul stock. The new com? pany, which waa chartered to' the Virginia State Corporation Commission, will have Richmond officers, and its plant In thu tiiace. The company has bought out the Bellevue Mills, of* Burlington. with It brick buildings and 1,200 spindles. The officers of the corporation are: H. D, Eichelberger, prenld^nt. Richmond; 1. O. KuiB. vice-president, BurllnKion; J. M. Brow nlns. locjgtary, Btu-Mngton_ The Altar of the Home. Sec assortment of correct de? signs on display. W. F. Mahosiey 523 East Main Street, Richmond, Va. A The Growth Of our patrir,.i =rp furnishes elo? quent testimony to the fact that this Institution has at ail times since its establishment in 18?3 commanded the confldince of the community. We wouid like to nuntb?r you among our pa.trons. You will enjoy our service. First National Bank 110-1 EAST MAIN. Capital nml Surplus, UU.noo.OOO.OO Branch, Cabell & Co 1115 E. Main Su Phono No. 43. Members New York Stock Exchange and Chlcaso Bo?rd of Trads. E. A. BARBER, J.R Certified Pulillc Accountant. E A. BARBER & CO. ACCOUNTING, AUDITING, OHUANI7.INU. SYSTKMATIZIWC 210 Mutual Uuttdtas:. Phone Mad. B321. Richmond. V? i Continued from First Page.) Hint good Judgment would approve of. and this is practically necessary. Inas? much as where such large operations are carried on tho liest and most Improved' machinery and implements arc really the ost economical in the cud. When the writer visited Bucklanu s I stock farm this week, wheat harvest was going on. and a pretty sight it . Jwas \o fvntch the binders 'cutting; jdown the heavy-headed golden grain. Scvci <1 double-row cultivators wero at work In the corhfletua also, ana this year three are experimenting with a small crop of tobacco, in which tho dark'cs were wt>rkl"jc. shrllianit T*oifnlCM, A herd of sor.icwheru about sev ?nty - live Shcltland ponies. brood mares and colts was a pretty sight tlu-y grazed In a rich pasture Held. The young colts were especial? ly attractive, tiny little fellows, but beautifully formed and very active. Oilier Live Stock. There were also cattle, hogs and sheep galore, all of Improved breeds and in good condition. Considerable attention Is given to raising mulo . ..It: . in fact, the raising and hand? ling of llv. stock i> all kinds is one of the features! b farming on this plantation. 1 started out to tell about tho working of the big plowing otiitii, as it will be worth saying something about, but when you get on a tarm where over three thousand acres aro in cultivation, and that in diversified crops, and where in the neighborhood of one hundred men and mules are generally kepi busy, you are sorter liable to try to tell about the gen oral plan "f work in addition to what ymi may s.iy about any aJVecia"! ea ture. The plowing outfit was great all the same. 010 VIRGINIA (Continued from ?rst age.) hlblis <>f the firm products, against thirty-tlvf last ye.,r. We had u new county (Prince William) to come. Into til.- work yesterday. Trio outlook la fine for eight or ten more counties to drop In before the full." All of that is exceedingly encour? aging, and it looks very much as If Old Virginia Is rapidly becoming a great .mass-growing state, whether the croakers and standpatter.-, anil reactionaries want to believo it or not. I? r?CHMONMNGlNEERING Phono Mad. 7160.