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JUL 2S 189
BOARD OF TRADE,
. ( r. BRAXTON GARLAND,
EDITED E\ (CLARENCE E.' WEAVER.
T. II. PATTESC)N, PresiMent
\RENCE YADEN, Secretary
E. H. WELLS, Treasurer.
\ T H. BETTY, A. L. ADAMSON,
' AUGUSTINE ROYALL, J. C. SNELLINGS,
]. P. ROBINSON, W. B. BRADLEY,
1. L. PULLIAM, B. W. NUNNALLY,
, G. EVANS, B. B. WEISIGER.
City of Manchester.
A Brief Summary of Her Past: Some Facts
and Figures about Her Present, with
a Glance at Her Prospects
for the Future.
The cit}^ of Manchester, Va., is situated on the James River,
opposite the city of Richmond, and, while a separate corporation,-
is, in its business rehitions, practically part of that city. Man--
chester is bordered on the north and east by the James River,-
which almost entirely hugs it in, with .its romantic falls and
splendid and unsurpassed water-povrer, and lower down with its
line wharfage and shipping facilities. It is bordered on the
south and west by the county of Chesterfield,, with its fine
farming and trucking lands, beautiful suburban residential sites,
healthfiil and life-giving mineral springs, splendid railway facili-
ties, magnificent granite quarries, excellent manufacturing loca-
tions, and beautiful parks. This part of the county embraces
Manchester in its loveliness and beauty ; and is, for all busine^sj
purposes, a part and parcel of the city. Manchester is situated
on a series of high and gently sloping hills, which originally
formed natural terraces, extending from the crests of these ridges
to the river. These hills have now been graded and arranged
for the purpose of one of the most thrifty and progressive little
cities of the State. It was established in Colonial days by an
act of the House of Burgesses of the Colony. For many years
it was one of the most beautiful and influential villages of Vir-
ginia, retaining much of the sim.plicity and attractiveness of an
English village. It kept these characteristics, in the main, until
a short period before the late war, and after that date rapidly
altered its conditions and evirons to meet the demands of the
new order of things. Beautifully and niost advantageously lo-
catea, it has attracted much attention in the past and is dt5stined
to a!;tract more in the future.
Manchester's population, jrroper', is about eleven thousand.
Besides this large collection of her orderly and hard-working-
people, the out-lying suburbs, Embracing Swansboro', and other
immediately adjacent territories, but not including beautiful
Woodland Heights, West Manchester, Forest-Hill Park, Home-
stead, &c., contain about three thousand more people. These
people, are characterised by industry and good sense, and dis-
tinguished for their orderly conduct and sterling qualities of
character and disposition. Men of all conditions of life can find
a home and associations in Manchester, and locations to suit the
rich or the poor, as all sorts of lots, admirably situated and in
easy access to business and work centres, can be bought cheap
and on good terms. The people are intelligent, genial, polite
and sociable, and are prompted by fine impulses.
The city limits embraces 687 acres, and are irregular in tbrm,
the river lorming tlie corporate lines on two sides, and lines be-
ing drawn from the same on the other two sides. Along the
lines of the river front there is the most superb water-power in
the State, and it is creditably stated, and we believe can be
demonstrated, that this water-power is equal to any in extent,
location, accessibility to shippin^^ by water and rail, and facility
of management, to any in the United States:
CLIMATE AXD TEMPERATURE.
The climate of the city is the beautiful and healthful climate
of Tide-water Virginia. Being situated high and dry on the
slopes ot hills, and naturally well drained, with the southern
winds blowing from an unpolluted country territorv, the city is
cool and healthy.
SANITARY CONDITIONS AND HEALTHFULNESS.
Manchester is reputed one of the healthiest cities of the State.
Until recently she did not have a complete system of sewerage ;
but without such she could boast of better health among her peo-
ple than her sister cities, and notably her near sister city of
Richmond, in which, notwithstanding lier vast sewerage system,
which has been established and maintained at immense cost, the
mortality is greater than in this city. This is attributable, to
some extent, to the fact that Manchester is situated on the
Southern side of the James River, and consequently has the
summer winds from the south blowing nothing from the river
into her midst, but all from her ; and also because all the winds
hat she enjoys during the summer are from the country — pure
and untainted by any corrupting sources or substances. Within
the last year a most improved and excellent sewerage system
has been placed in the cit}', which will soon be in operation. It
•is natural to tliink that the health and sanitation of the citv art-
bound to be vastly improved and promoted by these admirable and
extensive improvements, and that Manchester is destined to rank
as one of, if not the most healthy, city in the State. Within half
ii mile of the city is the splendid spring at Fonticello, which is
one of the finest health-giving springs in Virginia. Within one
mile of the city is the beautiful, romantic and unique Forest-
Ilill Park, a freak of nature, that has placed in the very heart of
the populations of two cities a miniature mountain-pass, with all
of its wild beauties, embowered dells, towering boulders, spark-
ling brooks, and lovely springs of pure water, one of which, at
least, being a spring of fine medicinal properties. Within four
miles of the city is one of the boldest and most beautiful springs
in the State, appropriately named Beaufont, a spring of the most
•crystal clearness and of splendid mineral and medicinal proper-
ties. Then, there are the finest of springs at " Holy Springs,"
■" Campfield,"' and many others of equal excellence and potency,
■with their health-giving and refreshing waters. The bulk of
these water resorts are near the city and of easy and quick ac-
cess by street-railways or railways. There are many beautiful
drives around the city that lead to these springs and other places
of equal beauty and attractiveness. The water from these
springs is furnished by daily delivery at cheap rates at our very
The city has a fine court-house situated in the heart of tht-
'business part of the city in a lovely public square, and the same
is well equipped for the business of the court.
x\ll laws are rigidly and impartially enforced, and the city is
•considered and praised as being one of the most orderly and
well-conducted in the country.
Maury Cemetery, the public burying-place of the citv, is
•owned by thi' city. It is a beautiful spot, and under proper
management is becoming more beautiful each vear.
The public scht)ol system of tlie city is good and well con-
ducted. There are two large school buildino-s. One on Bain-
bridge street is tor the white children, and the other, on Maury
street, is for the colored children. There are twelve separate
schools, under the management of a principal, in the wiiite school
building: and eight schools, under the management of a princi-
pal, in the colored school building. 68 1 white children were en-
rolled in the white schools last session, and 439 children in the
colored schools. The children are taught from the primary
grades up to a fine course in the Iligh-Schools. The schools are
well arranged, located, ventilated and equipped with suitable
apparatus. Important improvements are contemplated .in the
schools, which will be carried out from time to time, and in-
crease their efficiency.
The church tacilities of the cit}'" are most excellent. There
are churches, distributed among the various denominations, as
follows: One Episcopal Church, three Baptist Churches, four
Methodist Churches, one Christian Church, and one Presby-
terian Church. Some of these church buildings are marked by
great architectural beauty, and are gems of convenience and
comfort. The denominations are bretheren in work and good-
The cit}^ has a most excellent S3'stem of water- works. A full
supply of water is furnished to the citizens, and all the water for
tires and street purposes is well supplied to the cit}" b}^ its own
works. The city has a system of water plugs, »fcc., that afford
great facilities in cases of fire.
The city is lighted b}^ electricity. There is an arrangement
on foot to furnish the entire people with gas or electricity bv the
There are two rail\va3^s that pass through and stop in the cit}-,.
the Southern and the Atlantic Coast Line. .Each have shops in
the cit}'. The Southern has large and extensive shops here.
They are finely and elaborately equipped. Many hands are-
employed at them, while a goodly number are employed at the
Richmond and Petersburg shops. There is a connection of the
R. F. & P. Railroad and the Atlantic Coast Line, called the
Belt Line, which passes a short distance outside of the citv, in
the county of Chesterfield, along all of which railroads are the
most admirable and convenient sites lor all sorts and kinds of
manufactories, shops and mills. The Southern connects with
the wharfs on the James River below the city, and thence has
an out-let to the sea. An inspection of these roads will demon-
strate to all that the shipping facilities and conveniences of Man-
chester are as great as that of any city in the South. She has
the most accessible transportation to all points North and South,
and to foreign countries.
Manchester is traversed bv two street railways. Each extend
from Richmond, and connect with all of the street railways of
that city imder the management of the Richmond Railway and
Electric Co, ; and transfers are given to all these connections.
and vice v^ersa. These roads extend out into the county, and
centre at Forest-Hill Park. One begins at the corner of 14th
and Main streets, Richmond, and passes across Mayo's Bridge.
through Manchester, up Hull street, through Swansboro'. and
West ' Manchester to Woodland Heights, and through that
lovely part of the cit}'' to Forest-Hill Park. The other branch
commences at Broad and 7th streets, Richmond, and extends
across the Free ]5ridge, througli Manchester, on 7th and Perr}',
Cowardin avenue, and Semmes avenue, through Woodland
Heights, to Forest-Hill Park. Thus Manchester enjoys four
miles of street railway, and most excellent facilities in this line.
All parts of the city are brought in close communication with
the other parts, with all parts of Richmond and its out-lying
■pleasure resorts, and all the beautiful country and parks around
Manchester. Other extensive improvements in the street rail-
ways, and the establishment of others, are in contemplation.
The falls of the James River extend from BDsher's Dam,
Avhich is about eight miles above the city, to Mayo's Bridge,
Avhich is at the foot of Hull street, in the very heart of the place.
All along the river, for this great distance, the water-power is
unexcelled by that in any other spot of the United States. The
water of the river, which is abundant, could be collected and hus-
banded all along, and used to propel thousands of wheels ; and,
thus employed, afford an inexhaustible motive power for manu
factories, mills, &c. The water could thus be used over and
over. The value of the water-power is enhanced by the fact
that the river is bordered, the greater part of the way from
Bosher's Dam to the termination of the falls, by the Southern
Railway. When it is not in actual contact with the same, and
other railroads, it is very near and of easy access to them.
This vast and splendid water-power needs but the " Enchanter's
wand" of wealth to make it the most powerful and far-reaching
in this country.
MANUI ACTURIXG SITES.
It goes with saying that there are magniticient manufacturing
sites all along the river, w^here the water-power, just described,
can be utilized. But in addition to these admirable sites, there
are equallv as fine ones, (where steam could be used), all along
the railroads, in the city, and in the county. The Southern, the
Atlantic Coast Line, and the Beit-Line being notably advan-
tageous in this respect. Miles of splendid and admirable sites
are here presented, which can be procured at reasonable rates
of cost, and which ofter the best advantages of transportation,
climate, and facility of access, &c.
With all the fine opportunities offered here for sites, &c., it is
natural that the people of the cit\' are solicitous of building up
her advantages in this respect. Investments in this line and the
establishment of works and factories of all kinds are wanted. To
a considerable extent these things are new and undeveloped in
this cit}^ and they are solicited. All information will be readily
furnished and all enquiries answered b}'^ the Board of Trj\de.
We have here now, which employ a large number of hands ,
the Southern Railway Shops, the Richmond and Petersburg^
Railway Shops, Marshall Mills Manufacturing Co. (cotton)^
Manchester Spike Plant, The Old Dominion Iron and Nail
Works, Old Dominion Cotton Mills, Manchester Paper Twine-
Co., Manchester Standard Oil Co., Dunlop Mills, (flour), Man-
chester Mills, (meal, &c.), Stacy's Shuck Factor}^, Johnson's
Car Axle Works, Toler & Sons' Furniture Factor}^ Richmond
Wood Working Co. A. D. Shotwell & Co. (tannery), J. C.
Hogan & Co. (tannery), Virginia Leather Co. (tannery), Chemi-
cal Works, Transparent Ice Co.
Owing to the cheapness and accessibility of the lands of the-
city, for such purposes, most admirable sites for warehouses can
be found here. The parts of Manchester suited for these pur-
poses are adjacent to the river and the railroads, and are ver}-
easy of access to Richmond ; and therefore afford splendid op-
portunities for the merchants and business men of that city to
erect and equip them here. This advantage has been percei'/ed
by some enterprising Richmond business men, and several ware-
houses are being erected here, and others are in contemplation.
All should investi^;ate this matter and invest where thev find it
Manchester's board of trade.
The Board of Trade of the city is a bod}' of active and ener-
getic gentlemen, who take deep interest in all that pertains to
the advancement of the business and welfare of the cit}^
All information desired can be procured from and through
^ M/HAT /S GOOD
Without saying much about it, we are trying each
day to show what we think a good Dry-Goods
store should be.
Our intelligent shopping pubhc includes the wisest
retail buyers in the country. They are keen to
detect humbug ; quick to encourage worthy en-
The career of this lousiness has been co-operative.
We have shown the public the grand possibili-
ties of retailing. The public has rewarded us
with the appreciation that makes success.
Clear knowledge on these points underlies our policy.
You have a right to expect both the service and
• the merchandise to improve constantly; and
you'll not be disappointed.
MILLER & RHOADS,
509-511-513 East Broad Street,
»'•'«-*»»«»«» •«»(«W(KBl 1
200 farms for sale in sizes from ten to two thou-
sand acres each. Prices from $3 per acre up.
Several sites suitable for manufactories, some with water-
power and railroad connections. City and suburban real
estate for sale and rent. Pine and white oak timber lands.
Coal lands and granite quarries.
For further particulars, apply to
A. L. A DAMSON,
911 Hull Street, Manchester, Ya.
CONDENSED STATEMENT OF CONDITION OF
MECHANICS AND MERCHANTS BANK,
At Close o£ Business July i, 1S96.
Certificates of Deposit,
Undivided Profits — Net,
Furniture and Fixtures,
Due from National Bank-
Due from State Bank of
Virginia, Richmond, \'
CVash on hand,
Real Estate owned,
MECHANICS AND MERCHANTS BANK,
*)13 Hull Street, Manchester, Ya.
Commenced Business April 15, i88g.
CAPITAL, - - - $4.1.000.
SURPLU;^, - - - 10,000.
i'ividends paid annually, since commencement of business, of 7 per cent. Busi
ness solicited and accommodation given as fully as possible, consistent with safe
A. L. ADAMSON, President.
J. H. PATTESON, Cashier.
MERCHANTS AND ENTERPRISES.
Augustine Royall& Company, Real Estate and
Insurance Agents and Auctioneers. Office No.
19 Tenth street, Leader Building, Manchester,
Va. — The above tirm has, with the exception of a tew years
(from 1883 to 1887), been in existance since 1872. They are
tuUy equipped to do the real estate and insurance business in
all of its branches. They have a large quanity of improved and
unimproved real estate in this city for sale and rent on the most
favorable terms ; also a large number of farms in the counties of
Powhatan and Chesterfield for sale at low figures, some exceed-
ingly desirable farms, with good improvements, mills, &c.
Manufacturers, wholesale merchants and others doing large
amount of shipping, will find it greatly to their advantage to in-
spect the valuable locations this firm represents, lying on the
various railroads passing through the cit\'. Sites for warehouses,
&c., can be gotten for very low figures, and thousand of dollars can
be saved annually in drayage and extra labor by having ware-
houses situated on the line of the railroad, where goods can be
liandled at the ver}- lowest possible cost. Consult Messrs. Ste-
phen Putney & Co., wholesale dealers in shoes, boots, «S:c., and
J. R. Johnson & Co., car axle manufacturers, what they think of
saving in doing business in this city, having their places of busi-
ness immediately on the line of the railroad. Those who de-
sire similar situations will find it to their interest to call on the
AUGUSTTNK ROVALI.. GeO. E. GarV
Go to R. A. GibbS — Where you can buy fresh meats at
lowest prices — such as beef, pork, veal, mutton, etc. No. 151 2
Mull street, between i^th and i6th.
Friend Bros., Druggist and Seedsmen.— Drug
store corner Hull street and Cowardin avenue, where can always
be found a very complete stock or pure drugs and medicines, fine
stationary, toilet articles, soaps, smokers' goods, etc. Physicians'
prescriptions are carefull}^ compounded day or night b}' registered
clerks. Seed ware-rooms 1803 Hull street, field and garden
seeds, seed oats, seed potatoes, German and red clover, and all
useful seeds of tried and known merit. When in want of field
or garden seeds, call upon us, and we will gladly show you
through our seed ware-room. All orders by mail promptly at-
EstaMislied 1880— J. P. Robinson.— Dealer in choice
Wines, Liquors, Cigars and Tobacco. This stock of wines and
liquors is specially selected and recommended for medicinal and
family use. They are guaranteed free of adulterations and
chemically pure. Sixteen 3'ears experience in this special line
is sufficient guarantee that the qualtiy is the best, and the pricey
the lowest. For the convenience of families, the store will be
open from 6 A. M. to 10 P. M. ; during those hours my personal
attention will be given to those who may desire to sample every
brand known to the trade. Being the agent for Peter Stumpfs
Brewing Co,, I can offer their special beer bottled and packed
in cases containing one and two dozen, delivered, without addi-
tional cost, at any residence south of the, James, at short notice.
J. P. Robinson, 1437 Hull street cor. 15th, Manchester, Va.
M. B. Staples, Baker and Confectioner.- Dm i n g
his four 3'ears business career in our cit}^ has been popularly
known in business circles as an able representative of the bakery
and confectioner}^ business, whose proficiency is generally
acknowledged. ]Mr. Staples, as a manufacturer of his own goods,
can guarantee their ingredients to be free from adulteration, and
always fresh. Free delivery to all parts of the city. Mr. Sta-
ples is a wholesale and retail dealer in all latest novelties in
Toney & Brown, Coal and Wood.— This firm name
is well-known to commercial centres as a highly honorable and
safe firm ; its proprietors are natives of our city, Mr. Toney be-
ing our postmaster. The excellent facilities possessed by the
firm enables them to furnish our factories and homes with the
highest grades of coal, and all kinds wood — long, sawed and
split, at lowest market prices. Their winter's supply of fuel is
always ample, while their means of deliver}' is prompt, and you
will always receive good weight without dust.
Pioneer Meat Market, M. Stein, Proprietor.
Thirtv vears airo ]Mr, M. Stein, when Manchester was a mere
village, established this business which still bears his name,
though' is now conducted by Mr. Geo. Stein, son of IMr. M.
Stein, who has prosecuted the business affairs of the '• Pioneer'
since July, 1895, with great success, and to-day this pioneer es-
tablishment ranks as the leading market in ^Manchester, where
we procure our best meats at lowest prices. Free delivery to all
parts of the city.
Mrs. J. H. Nichols, 1202 Hull Street.— About aine
years ago Mrs. Nichols, who is well known to our people, suc-
cessfully conducted a 5 and 10 cent store, though her business
has branched out in other directions, adding new departments —
the 5 and 10 cent department remains a prominent teature,.and
man}^ good 5 and 10 cent bargains are to be had, and notions,
confectioneries, school books, stationery, crockery, glass and
tinware are alwa^^s in stock. Mrs. Nichols has always a genial
flow of humor and welcome for all.
J. C. Snellings, Pharmacist, 1226 Hull Street.-
The citizens of Mannhester should congratulate themselves upon
having in their midst such a thoroughly appointed pharmac}',
one in wdiich every confidence can be placed, equalh* as regards
goods, proficienc}^ and fair charges, as that of J. C. Snelling's,
W'ho has been identified with the drug trade of our city for the
past twent}^ years, and by long experience has acquired high
qualifications as one of our oldest and ablest druggist. The
Doctor's Julian Chill Pills and Chapped Skin Cure are, indeed,
messengers of relief to the suffering. A large stock of drugs,
medicine and toilet articles are always on hand.
J. S. Sykes. — Wholesale and retail dealer in best grades of
wood and coal, also, laths and lumber cut to order. It would
only be carrying coals to New Castle to tell the people of this or
adjoinining States anything about the extent or character of this
business establishment, as it stands for progress in the general
development of Manchester, and the activity which characterizes
every department is due to that initiative energy and enterprise
of the proprietor, Mr. J. S. Sykes, which he daily displays in the
management of his business. The yards cover about a square
and a half, aftbrding every facility for the receipt and reship-
ment of the heavy consignments which are being continually re-
ceived of best classes of anthracite and bituminous coal of all
sizes and kinds ; also coke. These products are purchased direct
from mines and are sold at wholesale and retail in car lots or
quantities to suit purchasers. The business has prospered for
seven years, being extensively patronized by both Manchester
and Richmond people. The lowest market quotations are given
in coal and wood to consumers and jobbers by Mr. Sykes. ^ Local
orders and foreign correspondence invited. Yard and otlice cor-
ner Seventh and Semmes streets.
Nunnally & BrO. — Dealers in Groceries and Liquors at the
corner of Eighth and Hull streets, have a two story place, and a
-warehouse besides for heavy goods, also a branch house at nth
and Hull streets of equal facilities. Thev are leading grocers of
Manchester and are natives of the city, having been merchants
since '72, and are men of substantial resources, owning conside-
rable Manchester propert}^ and country lands.
R. C. Petzolcl, Pharmacist, 12th and Hull Sts.—
Mr. Petzold honorably sustained himself in his examination be-
fore the Virginia State Board of Pharmac}^ and ranks now as
one of our best known young druggist, having been a resident
of our city for seven years, whose store is well fitted up, while
the prescription labrator}^ is equipped with ever}- modern facility
for compounding medicines.
D. D. Harrison, Druggist and Apothecary, 1510
Hull St. — This is Manchester's popular local pharmacy, en-
joying an excellent reputation, which has always been liberally
patronized. D. D. Harrison, the proprietor, creditably acquitted
himself before our State Board of Pharmacy, who presides over
his prescription labratory. Physicians' prescriptions and family
recips are compounded in an accurate and prompt manner.
The line of drugs and chemicals carried are of the purest phar-
macopial strength. Toilet and fancy articles are also in stock
in profusion, while courteous attention is extended all.
Bowen & Bradley, General Merchandise, 1301
and 1303 Hull St. — ^t would be superfluous to tell a citizen
of Manchester an3'thing about the extent or character of the busi-
ness done by this up-to-date house, as we all know the iirm
stands for progress in mercantile methods in Manchester.
Twenty years ago the firm was organized, and from its very
inception the names of Messrs. Bowen and Bradley have been
suggestive of the blessing the patron receives from the upright
dealing's of the firm. Be sure and remember their two cardinal
rules : their stock is the most perfect and varied in Manchester,
and such goods cannot be bought in Richmond for j same
mone}'. Give them a trial order.
Manchester Oil & Paint Co., 1102 Hull Street.--
In the interest of truth and justice it becomes our ' duty to call
particular attention to the Manchester Oil & Paint Co., whose
products are of the highest standard. Their goods are not only
handled by the local trade, but are shipped throughout the State
and many points in the South. It is hardly necessary to mention
all their different brands, as thev are well known. The com-
pany manufactures all their goods, and can guarantee their in-
gredients to be pure.
H. V. Des Fortes, D. D. S., 91U Hull St.— Amono
the able representative dentists of this section of country there
are none more highly regarded for professional skill than Dr.
H. V. Des Portes, a graduate of the IJaltimore College of Den-
tal Surgery, class 1880. Dr. Des Portes practices all branches
of modern Dental Surgery, making a specialty in gold crown
and bridge work, in which branch his proficiency is recognized.
Teeth are extracted and natural teeth are filled with gold or
plastic fillings in a most durable and skillful manner. Dr. Des
Portes is the only resident dentist of our city whose skill and
prices will favorably compare with any Richmond dentist.
We should go to him for professional services and not to Rich-
Central Meat Market, I. H. Reynolds, Prop.—
Such a well regulated meat market as that of the Central is well
recognized by us all, not only to be a convenience, but an abso-
lute necessity to our city, where we can go an}' hour of the day
and procure the freshest meats from refrigerators kept scrupu-
lously clean. Mr. Reynolds has been with us as a merchant
about eighteen months, and our people freel_y give him his much
merited reputation of furnishing us with the best meats reqinred
bv the trade — also excellent groceries.
The Toney Steam Laundry, 1022 Hull Street.—
The citizens of Manchester may be congratulated upon having
in the Toney Steam Laundry such ample and excellent facilities
for procuring ihe best possible service in that line. The S3'stem
w^iich pervades tlie entire establishment leaves nothing to be de-
sired, and the firm has deservedly secured the patronage of our
people, as we all appreciate the luxury of clean, well laundered
linen, either for wear or our beds and our tables. Messrs. To-
ney & Davis, proprietors, invite a trial prder to convince the
most fastidious that they can do up an article in just as good
st3de as any Richmond laundr}'.
Mrs. D. E. Lipscomb, 1204 and 1206 Hull St.-
Having been established in the Dry Goods and Milliner}- busi-
ness for twenty years, carries a large and tastefully selected
stock. jNIrs. Lipscomb has acquired a thorough knowledge ot*
her line, and handles it with skill and ability — is popular with
the trade, commanding a large patronage.
Vaden & Company, Hardware, 1502 Hull St.—
The hardware trade necessarily forms an important feature in
the general commerce of Manchester, while Messrs. Vaden &
Company is recognized as our representative hardware establish-
ment. A very large and comprehensive stock is carried, which
embraces shelf and heaw hardware, farminir implements, un-
dertakers' supplies, carriage and wagon materials, builders' and
contractors' supplies, sash, blinds and doors. This firm always
sell their goods for prices as low as Richmond merchants.
Messrs. Vaden & Weisiger, the proprietors, have always resided
in Manchester. In 1890 they embarked in business, and, as
Manchester citizens, deserve our patronage.
H. C. Beattie,— Successor to H. C. & D. D. Beattie, Beat-
tie Block, — Mr. H. C. Beattie has been familiarly known in
business circles during the past twenty-four years as an able
representative of the dry goods and shoe business, as a member
of the old firm of H. C. & D. D. Beattie, which has recently
been dissolved, and is now known as H. C. Beattie, in whose
management is combined an experience in the business and a
familiarity with the wants of the trade, which makes his stock
diversified, handsome and complete, in boots, shoes, dry goods,
notions, etc. You will always find here excellent grades of goods,
at bottom prices, to select from, and it will be to your interest to
F. U. Moxley, Grocer, Fourth and Hull Sts.—
Mr. Moxley is popularly known to our people as a reliable
groceryman, who has been a resident of Manchester since 1876.
He can at all times furnish you with all kinds of groceries at
prices that defy competition, and as regards fine wines, liquors,
also tobacco and cigars, he is prepared to give 3'ou the best, for
he is an excellent judge of these goods. We heartily recom-
mend you to patronize him, knowing his proficiency to serve you.
J. E. Trevillian, Baker and Confectioner.— Mr.
Trevillian is one of Manchester's youngest merchants, whose
keen business ability has brought him to the front, clearly de-
monstrated by his now flourishing business. He has a high re-
putation for manufacturing a class of goods noted for purety and
excellence, as well as for reasonable prices. Mr. Trevillian
is a native of Manchester, who well deserves the signal success
which has attended his three years business career. Give him
your patronage. He can serve vou better than Richmond.
R. D. Walker, Carpenter and Builder, 7th and
Perry Streets. — -^^ a carpenter and builder we know of no
firm better qualified to meet the demands of our city than Mr.
R. D. Walker, who, as a skilled mechanic in his department of
trade, has no superior in Manchester. Mr. Walker established
himself here in 1881, since which period he has erected many
substantial buildings in our midst, which are monumental to his
ability as a reliable contractor. Mr. Walker supervises all his
work, guaranteeing' satisfaction.
The firm of A. J. DaffrOll — Is one of the best known in
the State, though Mv. DatTron is a young man, being only 32 j-ears
old, he is old in the business. lie is thoroughly a furniture man,
being descended from furniture people. ]Mr. Daftron commenced
bvisiness here in a small way about seven years ago. Prior to that
he was book-keeper for his father, Wm. Daflron, of Richmond,
Va., for over nine years, making in all about sixteen years ex-
perience in the furniture busines. Possessed of a thorough
knowledge of the business, long experience, ample capital and
unlimited credit, no house is better fixed to know the wants of
the people or in a better position to fill them. Mr. Datiron draws
his stock from the great furniture markets all over the country,
and can therefore give you better value for your money. His
business has continually increased in the face of the general
business depression, and each year has been an increase over
one. The cut ac-
article is taken of
Mr. Daffron's es-
four or five years
ago, to which
he has since ad-
ded many im-
generally of all
kinds of fur n i-
ture, such as par-
hall — carpets, mattings, oil cloths, refrigerators, babv carriages,
stoves, clocks, curtains, etc., etc. In fact, IVIr. DafiVon
can furnish your house from top to bottom, with neatness
and taste, and, the beauty of it, at a less cost to you than others
will do it for. He will also let you have them on very liberal
terms, if 3'ou have not all the money. Go and see him ; he will
credit you, at cash figures. We advise all who are thinking of
investing in his line to call on A. J. Daflron, Sixteenth and Hull
streets, Manchester, Va. Mr. Dafiron is a member of the Board
of Trade, and chairman of its committee on New Business. In
all movements and public gatherings, which have for their ob
ject the advancement of any industrial or commercial interest of
Manchester, he is alwa3's found in the front with a liberal hand
and clear head, cognizant of the fact that Manchester's latent
facilities must be developed through the efforts of her own people.
J. J. Barker & Co., Plumbers and Tinners —The
plumber, steam and gas-fitter is every day becoming more im-
portant m Manchester, as she gradually assumes the characteris-
tic features of a city ; from this fact J. J. Barker six months ago
located m our city. The plumber's profession is of vital in-
portance to the public health, and no bungling or imperfect work
can be tolerated without great danger. Messrs. Barker & Co.
come well recommended as plumbers, who use utmost care and
skill m their work. Their good work in our city is alreadv
beginning to advertise them, for our people recognize their pro-
Charles H. Berry,
Wholesale and Retail
"^.i^ -iC;^ Nil? .cd.
-n • MANCHESTER. YA.
Tea^s sirLd. Coffee a, speci^lt37".
Eighth and Hull Sts., Berry's Corner.
DAVID L. PULLIAM,
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Commissioner in Chancery of Circuit Court Chesterfield, and Hustings Court
Manchester. Special attention to the examination of Titles. Tractices in all the
courts of Manchester, Chesterfield, Richmond and Henrico. P. O. Lock Box in.
OFFICE : Leader Building, Rooms Nos. 1 and 2,
Corner Hull and Tenth Sts., Manchester, Ya.
y^ 525 East
W >^ Broad street,
HIGH-CLASS ^ VIRGINIA.
WATER COLORS. , .^
Moderate Prices! ^\^
COMMERCIAL and VIEW ^5^
UP TO BATE ^
E, H. CLOWES k CO., Agents,
713 East Main Street,
'Phone 133. RICHMOND, \ A.
BAR LOCK TYREWRITER, NEO STYLE DUPLICATOR
AND RAMBLER BICYCLE.
Rambler Bicycle in tep models, four colors, ... ^lOO 00
Fast Flying Yankee liicycle in five nioflelB, three colors, - 100 00
Zenith Bicycle in five models, three colore - - - - 100 00
Swell Newport Bicycle in five models, three colors, - - 100 00
Shelby Ideals Bicycle, with linnihler running ji-oar, - l-'iy to 75 00
Chicago Ideals, $30 to 50 00
All the above 1896 Wheels reduced 15 per cent,
balance of the season.
Kow's the tiiiK! to buy your Wheels ; 97 patterns will be found at $100.
BARGAINS IN SECOND-HAND
WHEELS AND TYPEWRITERS,
ALWAYS ON HAND.
lEElS \\m W \\l mX BAI, lEfl Ai iONIH,
Typewriting and Duplicating- a specialty.
Repair Shop Complete. Prices Low !
Rambler 189C Bicycle, in ten models, - . . . $100 00
Reduced to $85, balance of season.
Nos. 1 and 3 Shelby Ideals, Rambler running gear, - - 75 00
Reduced to $65, balance of season.
Fast Flying Yankee, $100, reduced to
Zenith, $100, reduced to $85.
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