Eastern reflector, 26a 07 1907






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The Savory Roaster
Is far to any other
Roaster not an ounce of
substance lost. Other roasters
waste from to percent
The Savory seamless roaster
needs no water, grease or
of any kind. It simply asks
to be let alone. Retains all juices
and flavors, renews the youth of
the toughest fowl. One great
feature of the Savory roaster is
the oval bottom, with the
nary flat bottom roaster the
moisture brought out of the meat
by cooking has no chance to ac-
cumulate and is burned and dried
up in the bottom of the pan. In
the oval this meat juice
flows continuously to the lowest
point of the bottom, where it is
turned into steam and condensed
on the surface of the neat This
condensation continues until the
roast has become heated through
to the temperature of the
in the roaster, when the
condensation Stops and the brown
of the roast begins.
The Savory roaster is self bast-
and self browning.
bottom is raised off oven
by the outside heat-retaining
jacket, which applies a uniform
heat to the roast from all sides
The Savory roaster i in a class
to itself. Is guaranteed to give
satisfaction when used accord-
to directions. Buy one. take
it home, go by the directions, u e
it thirty days, if not all we claim
forth, return it to us and we will
give you back your money, pro-
the roaster when return-
ed, is in good condition.
See our display of the
Savory roasters. We will be
glad to show you. Call and see
them.
J. G. MOVE
PLACE fifty different
makes of Womens s to-
Ask ten women to
make Nine of them
will pick the
SHOE. We have test-
ed and proved this. There
must be a reason why
QUALITY outsells
all other women's shoes in
he world.
C Si FORBES
SOLE AGENT
FREE g FREE FREE
A. Clark, of Grimesland, drew Jamestown Railroad
ticket at C. T. Big Store, Saturday night, July 13th
Tuesday's Jamestown Rail-
road Ticket given by C T. Big
Store July 20th Holder will please come f and get ticket
The Big will give
M one Tuesday's James-
town Railroad Ticket on
A .- Saturday night, July
to the person. Each dollar
entitles you to a draw for this ticket
TICKET to
Jamestown
FARMVILLE DEPARTMENT.
This department is in charge of W. Parker who is author-
in Farmville and vicinity.
-l l- trill i B m m
returned from a delightful trip lo
the Jamestown exposition-
F. L Allen and family are
spending a few days in Ayden
visiting W- L. Tucker, father
of Mrs. Allen.
NUN
One of the events of Farm-
ville will be the marriage of Miss
Ruth May. daughter R. J By-
nun, Farmville to Mr. Richard
B. Havens of Tarboro The
to be on account of her charm-
manner and loveliness of dis-
position, is a social every
where she happens to be.
Mr Havens is not only a trust-
ed representative of the East
Carolina railroad in whose em-
lie is but his affability
and integrity has made a host
of friends. Mr. and Mrs. Havens
will leave on the morning train
on their wedding trip for the
north, taking in the exposition
on their route.
FARMERS INSTITUTE.
Greenville. August
It is quite certain that a large
majority of our farmers are not
Getting as good results their
arming operations as is possible
without increasing either labor
or expense.
Take for instance our great
crop, corn. Do the 2,750.000
acres planted in corn produce
what they should Can we not
increase the yield and the net
profit by better methods Do
we select the see a in the best
way Do we plant the best
Are the right kinds and
amounts of fertilizers used and
applied in the best way Is our
method of cultivation the best
and done at the least expense
I the crop harvested so as to
secure the greatest feed
from it and at the least expense
As long as the average Id
for the State remains be ow
teen bushels per acre it is certain
that the average man still has
much to learn about growing corn
and it is probable that the best
corn can also loam some-
thing and still improve his
methods.
The purpose of the farmers
institute is to discuss such
questions relating to corn culture
and similar questions all
other crops and farming opera-
If the of the
county will come out and
such questions a view of
increasing their knowledge and
improving their farming this
institute may be of untold value
to the county-
Remember the date. Green-
ville- Thursday, Aug.
Prompt
Mr. J. F. Stokes, of the North
State Mutual Life Ins. Co., of
Kinston, today a cheCK
for payable to heirs of the
late Mrs- L. A. who
carried a policy in that company.
In the year that the company
has been in business it has had
only four death losses.
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Some of tin
enough to house on,
and part t it enough
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STORE
Tho In Spelling
A colored man
Savannah, ;., has
upon the
Weeks,
Office over Darden Bros, new
store.
Farmville, N. C.
Open all hours of the day.
VALUABLE TOWN
SALE.
We have a number of very
lots in the town of Farm-
ville, for sale at a very reason-
able price.
We also have a beautiful farm
near the town
For other information apply
to.
Townsend
Farmville, N. C
W. M. LANG.
and Wilson Streets, Farmville, N. C.
General Merchandise,
For Cash or on Time
Queen Quality Shoes for Women and King Quality Shoes for
Men-
Cotton, Shuck and Felt Mattresses.
Complete line of ever-thine in the way of Goods,
Groceries, Hardware, Feed stuff
Second Floor.
and
both the
the alphabet mill numeral .
This of Hone recently
built ii small of
six tun her ti
ate. Maritime law require the
of a on
Evans applied to the
tom house to haw bis A
ed to obtain a When
the surveyor treat w Isle of Hope
to measure
ed when on
her
IN PIANOS.
We frequently r
makes of pianos as part
payment for a
In some eases we have
our t factory men
thoroughly overhaul and
put them in tine
on. We then sell them
at very low prices on ea-
payments If you
that you don't wish to
pay the price for a new
Piano, let us tell
you about what we have
in these instruments. If
later, you wish a new
we will take the
old one back.
Write us about it-
CHAS- M.
L. C. Street. Mgr.
St. Norfolk Va.
Piano with the
Sweet Official
Piano Jamestown Expo-
Stray Hog Taken Up.
I have taken up at the Ingle-
stock farm, one boar hog,
color blue, marked hole in
right ear, swallow fork ear.
Owner can get the hog by
same and paying costs and
expenses. W. S. Dickinson.
stock farm.
ltd
Farmville N C. July 1907
Well, things in general seem
to be on the boom, the past week
crops especially, corn seems to
he shooting up cotton
up tobacco drying UP. if not in
the fields it is the barns, cab-
even have the swell head,
and in fact some of them have
even got the head.
Peaches and apples are ripen-
while Mrs. and
water are showing there
colors, and forget old Sol,
not to warm us all up,
but among all these we have
other blessings to x proud of,
for Install v fair Luna in her
gentle array, accompanied by
the gentle zephyr of some mys
sea seems to smooth our
pathway while we journey along
through happy i j just
after struggling through the
ban of the day.
But hello conies there
Miss May Whitaker, daughter
of Dr. W. H Whitaker, a
physician of Nashville, is
visiting her friend, Miss Eliza-
beth Gay.
Miss Ellen Parker, a charm-
young lady of Washington, is
visiting her cousin, Miss
Parker
Miss Bessie Roberts, of
Ga., is visiting at the
table home of Mrs. May, near
Farmville.
Miss Lula Lee Joyner, of Lit-
is visiting Mrs.
J F. Joyner.
Miss May Exum, of Snow Hill,
is visiting her Mrs. Mac
D. Horton.
Miss Acidic of
county, is spending sometime
with Mrs. S. M.
Dr. C. Oil.
C. C. Vines and Tucker,
of Greenville, were on Our streets
awhile
Mr and Mrs, J. W. Parker
returned from Morehead and
report a glorious trip They say
the hotels are all full but plenty
of room in the surf yet
Miss Jennie Wells,
most popular milliner merchant,
returned today from Goldsboro.
Mrs. T. Miss
Agnes Moore, Miss Ada
and Miss Mary Joyner have just
BROS.
Lang Building, Main Street, Farmville, N. C.
New Firm. New Store. New Goods.
Comply General at
dose till Prices.
Gents Clothing a
You make no mistake in trading with us, for
the best goods at lowest price.
Perfection Quality and shoes for Ladies and gentlemen
at their cut price. Ladies fancy goods,
T. L. W. J. TURNAGE.
General Merchants
Main and Wilson Farmville, N. C.
Dry Clothing, Heavy and
Fancy Groceries, Hardware, Fur-
Stock Feed, and Fertilizer.
Coupons with premiums for every dollar in cash trade
and see our stock.
Call
W. A. POLL
Davis Old Stand, Main -f
Farmville. N. C.
, stock Merchandise-
Cash or time solicited
Buyers of Cotton and Country Produce.
Meat, Hay, Corn. Oats and Fertilizer in car load lots
Everything in Dry Goods and Groceries.
Distributors of celebrated Shoes for Men and Women.
Agents for Mon and
Horton Hotel J.
N. C.
DRUGGIST.
Main
Farmville X. C.
lated. ,, , thing an
Polite servants. Best table the Drug Good lino Oils and
market affords at all season .
Reasonable,
Buss meets all trains.
First livery go d rigs
and horses.
B. S. Smith
FARMVILLE M C.
BOARDING
located u Vi and
and permanent,
rates and pi- attention.
All kinds of soft
Ire through the season.
Open a. m. to p. m. Sui
day to a. is.
I. P. TAYLOR.
WILSON STREET.
Farmville. N. C.
Fancy
COOL DRINKS AND REFRESH
years in
Artistic work guaranteed
Enlarging a
Tonsorial .
Staton Clark, Proprietor.
Farmville, N. C.
Satisfaction guaranteed. Strict-
Experienced Bar-
Sharp Razors, Clean Tow-
els.
repaired, clean-
ed and pressed.
JOld
WILSON STREET.
Farmville, N. C.
All kinds of repairing of Cans
and Wagons.
In kind of work in
wood and iron.
All work guaranteed.
G. L LANG
FARMVILLE N. C.
Optician and Watch-maker,
Glasses Fitted. Examination of
eyes free.
All watch and clock work
THE
EASTERN REFLECTOR
PART
GREENVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA, JULY, 1907.
TWO
Greater Greenville
The Queen City of Eastern North Carolina and Home of the East Carolina
Training School. Industrial Center of a Rich Agricultural,
Tobacco and Trucking Section. Excellent Transportation
ties, Climatic Conditions and Hospitable People,
Coupled with the Energy of Hustling Business Men, Make
this an Ideal Location for the Manufacturer, the
Home Seeker and the Artisan.
Most Liberal Advantages Afforded to Manufacturers and Jobbers Seeking Desirable Location.
is.
h;
EVANS STREET. LOOKING NORTH.
county, of which la
the county la lo-
as to railroads,
character of soil, diversity of crops
and of climate. The
are rich and productive for tIn-
most, part. The is mild and
delightful, very nearly perfect.
Within Its boundaries are to he found
. variety of soil meeting the require-
of every crop Indigenous to this
latitude. While there are many mills
and factories, Ha principal source
wealth lies agriculture.
many years cotton reigned king,
but gradually crops became more
versified, truck farming and fruit
growing was Introduced, In
became a favorite product,
gradually Increasing In quantity and
quality until to-day, Pitt county ranks
as the finest county
in the world. Cotton still has Its loyal
adherents and sends large quantities
to market. Grain Is raised In
dance and large acres of ground are
devoted to truck farming.
A striking example of the rapid de-
of small cities in
Carolina, during the past fifteen years,
is afforded by Greenville, the county
of Flit county, and In fact,
the last decade. Its growth has
been truly marvelous.
Greenville is located on the south
bank of Tar river, twenty miles from
where the Tar transfers Its waters to
the In turn, emptying Into
the Sound.
many of neighboring cities.
Greenville Is not a modern town, but
bears the prestige of colonial exist-
It was founded In 1771, and
was called In honor of
Governor Josiah Martin, the fifth and
last royal governor of North Caro-
In the name was changed
lo In honor of General Na-
Greene, of Court House
fame. for long, long years, a
staid, quiet, village, some say even
communication with the out-
side world being maintained by boat
travel, both for freight and is.
Ill 1890 the Atlantic Coast Lino Rail-
road entered the town, It
at Weldon and Kinston, with other
roads, and Greenville awoke to a new
era of progress, and energy.
Backed by several years of remark-
able and prosperity, with a
present population of Green-
ville rises to assume the dignity of a
manufacturing, commercial
community, out of
of natural advantages and ac-
quired attributes that place her in
first rank. Today, in the put,
in time lo come, the agencies have
been the advantages.
geographical location, unsurpassed
mate, a community of Internal In
which business principles have been
judiciously applied the management
of business affairs, tin- thrift the
the shop and the combined
force of a loyal, progressive and hard-
working people.
There is a good old phrase, par of
s good, old poem, tear to oar
of school
make the In Greenville, Her
chief resource is the character
culture of her men and women.
with them carries out the
Impression made by their
dial hospitality. They are prosperous.
they are healthy, they are happy, they
are and the newcomer soon falls
into the strain of cheerful optimism
makes of life in Greenville.
SCHOOLS,
Perhaps the first thing the
home-seeker looks after is
Now Greenville's are
her pride her school children her
greater pride. A well sys-
of public schools prevails. The
attendance has Steadily increased and
Instruction Is furnished by n full
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appreciate the rural service, and potato barrel, tobacco flues and
that they are a reading people. other specialties.
GREENVILLE GRADED SCHOOL.
corps of efficient teachers, under the
management of an able superintendent.
The methods used strike a happy me-
between the antiquated ideas
that make school a terror and fads
that make the school-room a silly play
ground. The school is housed in a
commodiously and modernly construct-
ed brick building, surrounded by am-
grounds. Graduates of this school
are admitted to the colleges of this
and other States.
There is no institution worthier of
the appreciation and love of a com-
than the churches existing in
its midst. Identified with the earlier
growth, participating in its reverses
and sharing in its prosperity, they
seem to be vested with a personality
to be loved and cherished like those
of one's household. Greenville has six
churches, Methodist, Baptist,
Episcopal, Christian,
list, Catholic and some other religious
denominations hold services, but as
yet, have no church building.
LODGES.
There is a large and well attended
lodge of Masons, Odd Fellows, Red
Men, Knights of Pythias, Kings
Daughters and Daughters of the Con-
The Masonic Temple con-
besides splendid lodge rooms,
a modernly equipped and pleasant
opera house and houses the public
library. Greenville gets a number of
first class theatrical attractions each
season, and liberally supports the
worthy ones.
CLUBS.
The club life of Greenville is very
active and consists of The-End-of-the
Century Club, with avowed object of
social and mental culture; the San
Club, composed of young women,
and The Carolina Club of men, main-
tasty club rooms and afford-
a popular resort for the men of
the community.
AND IMPROVEMENTS.
Greenville is laid out in an
manner and has excellent graded
streets, and an unusually good sewer-
age important item in
the sanitary and health conditions of
any city. This system has been added
to during this year, and still further
extensions are now going on and
others contemplated,
light plants are owned by the city
and are plants of substantially and
modern equipment that speak in
marked praise of her public
The careful, economic and
management presents a marked
contrast to many other municipal
plants of the State, where poor and
inadequate service proves a great
drawback to the community. The
electric light plant gives good service
and furnishes both commercial and do-
lighting at a reasonable price,
as well as good lights for streets.
The water-works system is modern
and up-to-date. The water is taken
from the Tar river of
the is abundant
and of finest kind. Soft and
for boilers, thoroughly filtered and
cultural county in the old North State,
wholesome for domestic use. The
force is sufficient for fire protection
which is supplemented by a loyal and
dependable volunteer fire company,
some eight-hose stations in different
sections of the town; a steam fire en-
hand engine, hose carts, hook
and ladder wagons, etc.
Greenville, the county seat of Pitt
county, conceded to be the best
BANES.
is favored with three sub-
and ably managed financial
institutions. The people are afforded
excellent banking facilities through
the Bank of Greenville, The Green-
ville Banking and Trust Company
and the National Bank of Greenville.
BUILDING AND LOAN.
The community is also with
the well organized and trustworthy
Home Building and Loan Association,
through which many people have
bought and built homes, who other-
wise would have been unable to gain
this much-to-be-desired possession.
Two progressive and successful
wholesale houses add to the
material prosperity of the business
community and some of the larger
mercantile establishments do a
jobbing business.
BETA II,
The mercantile establishments of
Greenville are all housed in
and attractive buildings, nearly
all in new brick buildings. They are
stocked with large and complete lines
of goods and managed by wide-awake
business men, who are willing to do
anything for the accommodation of
customers and the advancement of the
town.
The manufacturing interests of
Greenville are steadily increasing, are
MUNICIPAL WATER AND LIGHT STATION.
is located on the Kinston and Caro-
branch of the Atlantic Coast
Line Railway, and on tho main line
of the great Norfolk and Southern sys-
running from Raleigh to Nor-
folk. This section of the system is
nearly completed and it is expected
that through trains will be in opera-
within the next sixty days.
Freight and passenger boats are also
operated between Greenville and
Washington, these affording
shipping and freight rates.
POST OFFICE.
The prosperity of a community is
by its post office. The
business activity of its citizens is
shown by the amount of mail handled
and the character of the literature re-
is the sure indicator of the pub-
intelligence. Some conception of
the growth of Greenville may be
gained by noting the increase of postal
receipts as shown by the following
Total receipts ending fiscal
March, 1905,
March 1906,
March 1907,
An increase for the year 1907, over
1905, of
There are now six rural routes be-
served through this office, cover-
a wide territory. The number of
pieces handled during the quarter end-
June 30th, this year, was
while the corresponding quarter end-
June 1905, shows pieces
handled, thus indicating that the pa-
running on full time and give steady
employment to many people. There
are two large wood-working plants,
making building material; a knitting
mill, making women's underwear; a
factory manufacturing boxes, barrels
and trucker's baskets; two buggy
and vehicle a brick
works new industry, started this
an ice factory, machine shop
and a number of smaller plants
AS A TOBACCO AND COTTON
MARKET.
As before said, Pitt county ranks
as the largest and best
co growing county in the world, pro-
about pounds per an-
most of which Is marketed in
Greenville. This industry is a most
important one to Greenville, and It
has five large tobacco warehouses;
total sales running from to
pounds per annum. The
American and Imperial Tobacco com-
both operate large brick steam
plants, giving employment to several
hundreds of people, and there are
three other steam plants operated by
local people.
Pitt county produces some
to bales of cotton, nearly all of
which is sold in Greenville. There
are two heavy buyers and shippers
and many of the merchants buy a con-
quantity.
THE
The professional interests of Green-
ville are made up of men of marked
ability in their special lines, of broad
ideas and loyal citizenship, who con-
tribute, in no small degree, to Green-
progress and
Leaders in their professions, they are
also leaders in the town's growth and
its intellectual advancement.
Greenville and Pitt county supports
an enterprising daily and weekly
newspaper. The Greenville Reflector.
The fact that Greenville has for
teen years supported a daily paper
speaks for itself as to the progressive
spirit of her people.
HOMES.
The Greenville people are home
builders. Every year they are build-
more houses and better ones.
usually attractive, and in many cases,
handsome homes are scattered all
over the city. There are probably
more nice homes in Greenville than
in any town of similar size in the
State. Beautiful shade trees and nice-
kept lawns add to Its air of quiet
dignity and prosperity.
THE OF
Greenville has a Chamber of Com-
that fosters the city's interests
in every way and has done much to-
wards the of the town. It
has been Instrumental In bringing the
town to the notice of the outside world
and has still greater things in store
for the future.
To the Chamber of Commerce is
due, in a large measure, the passing
of the bill by the last State
for the inception of the East
Carolina Teachers Training School.
When it came to the putting in of
bids for the location of this school,
Greenville responded nobly and proved
her enterprise and liberality by offer-
and Pitt county added
to this another making a
grand total of which is more
by far, than offered by any ether town.
With as good a geographical location
and an offer of more money than any
other competing town, it seemed the
logical place for this worthy
institution. And that the State
Board of Education thought so is
evinced by their decision, given the
10th of this month, awarding to
Greenville, The East Carolina Teach-
Training School.
Greenville is naturally jubilant over
her victory and rightly so. She made
a royal gift and will royally support
it. The acquisition of this educational
institution means much to Greenville
and opens new possibilities of further
growth, mental, stimulus and
privileges.
MUNICIPAL
Greenville is governed by a mayor
and board of eight aldermen. The
members of the present administration
are all young men, closely connected
with the business life of the town,
and they give a careful, capable and
efficient service.
THE TRAFFIC IN
In 1904 Greenville voted out saloons
and for the establishment of a
This has proven a wise and
system. The dispensary is
under a board of commissioners,
elected by the city council, they in
turn appointing a competent business
man as manager, with assistants. The
dispensary has paid a good profit to
the city and county.
A INVITATION TO ALL.
Greenville extends a cordial
to visitors and to investors. She
has much to offer, and offers it in a
large hearted manner. To the north-
to the immigrant, to the work-
man, to the capitalist, to every man
who can or will add something to
assets,
to her usual spirit of liberality, ex-
tends a welcome, hearty, cordial and
lasting.
M i
C. T. BIG
HE GREENVILLE BANKING AND
TRUST COMPANY.
A Solid Financial Institution, Having
the Confidence of the General
Public.
Among the financial institutions
operating In this section of the State,
none furnish a more notable example
of enterprise and progression, or what
can be accomplished by a strict ad-
to clean methods and upright
principles than The Greenville Bank-
and Trust Company. This
institution has had a pros-
career and since its commence-
of business, April 1901,
there has been no interruption of its
growth and steady development, the
result being that to-day, The Green-
ville Banking and Trust Company
a position in the front rank of
the banks of this section of the State.
In its dealings with patrons, it offers
every facility common to legitimate
banking operations and extends every
accommodation warranted by the re-
and balance of the
tor. They number among their ac-
counts some of our best known and
largest commercial and industrial in-
showing the keen appreciation
of their efforts to prove themselves
worthy of patronage. The last state-
of the bank speaks for itself
and proves the financial condition of
the institution to be such as to com-
mend it to every person in search of
a thoroughly sound and safe fiscal or-
The capital stock is
paid in; surplus and undivided
profits, deposits, average,
have run up to
A regular banking business is done,
loans money on approved commercial
paper, first stocks and
bonds, receives deposits and conducts
a savings department, paying inter-
est on time deposits, being the first
bank in the county to inaugurate this
feature, End the long list of accounts
it carries is proof of the popular favor
with which this plan met. This bank
has always made it a point to lend
assistance to such enterprises as work
for the of the community
in general, and loan a considerable
amount of money each year to the
farmers, to assist in housing their
crops. In consequence they carry the
deposits of a large percentage of the
farmers of this section, for they
the interest and
benefit of transacting with this
This bank is. provided with every
possible safeguard for the protection
of its customers. Its officers are am-
ply bounded in a responsible bonding
company, its screw-door safe
is one of the best makes on the market
and the bank is further protected by
burglary insurance. Ten times a
year the bank has to render a state-
of its condition to the corpora-
commission of the State.
examinations are made by the
bank examiner in person, which is at
any and all times subject to his
nation. In addition to this the board
of directors have selected from their
number an examining committee
whose duty it is to make regular ex-
and report to the directors.
This is not done in a cursory way
but the institution is given a thorough
examination at frequent intervals.
The bank occupies a well arranged
banking room on Evans street,
site the post office, which they are
planning to re-model and will Install
new front, fixtures and furnishings.
Its administrative officers and board
of directors are numbered among the
leading business men of the
and enjoy the confidence and re-
of all who know them. The
rectors H. A. White, R. O.
A. M. Moseley, J. L. Wooten C
T. Charles Cobb, E G
Flanagan, C. O. H.
and R. C. Flanagan.
The officers are R. J. Cobb,
dent; J. R. vice-president; C
S. Carr, cashier, and Andrew J. Moore,
assistant cashier.
The president, Mr. Cobb, Is a native
of Pitt county and a leading and re-
citizen. He was one of
the organizers of the bank, cashier
from its organization and guiding
head since its inception. He was
elected president January, 1906. Mr.
Cobb was a successful merchant here
for years before engaging in the bank-
business, and is to-day one of the
largest farmers in the county.
Mr. Cobb has been active in the de-
of Greenville and was one
of the original promoters of the to-
industry in this section. He
was one of the founders of the com-
that built the first tobacco ware-
house here and interested himself In
the organization of other prosperous
industries in Pitt county.
Mr. is a successful merchant
In Ridge Spring, conducting a large
business and has extensive farming
interests. He is a man of sterling
worth and character and his name
lends prestige to any institution with
which he allows It to become allied.
He Is prominently identified with
fairs of Pitt county and rendered val-
service as a member of the
board of county commissioners.
Mr. Carr has been with this bank
since 1903; he was assistant cashier
until Mr. Cobb's election as president
in 1906, when he was elected cashier.
He is a graduate of the University of
North Carolina, a respected and
young man, now serving his fourth
term as member of the board of alder-
men of Greenville. He fills the
of cashier in a highly creditable
manner and enjoys, to the fullest ex-
tent, the confidence and esteem of the
bank's directors and the general pub-
as well. He has a genius for
and is acknowledged by men
of business to have a promising
He Is a native of Pitt county,
in which he has resided most of his
life, and has a host of friends.
Mr. Moore has been with this bank
since April, this year, succeeding his
brother, Thomas J. Moore. He is a
native of this county, well and favor-
ably known and is a graduate of the
University of North Carolina.
C. T.
Conducting a Mercantile Establish-
that has Attained
able Success and
as
Big
In 1886 the mercantile business con-
ducted by C. T. was started
in its present location, under the firm
name of Higgs occupy-
a model frame structure of one
room with a small stock. Four years
later, Mr. purchased Mr.
interests and has since
the business alone. To-day, the
name of C. T. is synonymous
with sound business methods, just
treatment by salespeople and excel-
of goods displayed. The policy
of the store has never been altered,
though still more progressive
have been adopted from time to
time as business expanded and more
room has been
The policy of the Is
conservative; they carry the best and
PITT COUNTY COURT HOUSE.
R. J. COBB'S RESIDENCE.
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THE EASTERN REFLECTOR
of L. V. Johnson Company. Mr.
s a large buyer and a cash
all bills. Having
such a large outlet enables him to
buy in immense quantities and buying
for cash gets for him the lowest prices
a benefit he shares with his
by selling at closest margins of
profit. People looking for bar-
always find them at his
stores.
Mr. is a native of Eastern
Virginia, but has made Greenville his
home since 1886, and Is thoroughly
identified with Greenville's business
and social life. He is known as one
of Greenville's men of means and has
The prescription department is a
model of its kind equipped with every
device and convenience to insure ac-
curacy and care and presided over by
experienced graduate pharmacists. Mr.
Wooten is himself a graduate of the
pharmacy department of the Columbia
University He is assisted in
the store by D. C. Chapman, graduate
of the University of North Carolina
and Charles Home, who has
been with him for three years.
Mr. Wooten has had fourteen years
experience as a druggist and under-
stands every branch of the business.
He is a native of Lenoir county; he
came to Greenville in 1893, and has
in less,
and lived here excepting seven years
public spirit and as a business man
ranks high among his contemporaries.
COWARD WOOTEN, DRUG STORE,
highest grade of merchandise, as well
as the less expensive kinds, and the
qualities are always the best consist-
with the low prices for which
they are noted.
Liberal in their views and prices;
they cater to the great public in gen-
having in stock everything that
the strict economist will desire, as
well as the kind of goods that are
ways demanded by the most critical
buyer.
The mercantile establishment of C.
T. has grown with the com-
through trials, business de-
and hard times, it has forced
its way steadily and successfully to
its present unique and
The mighty seal of public approval
has been stamped upon this store
and its methods. It stands to-day a
magnificent monument to honorable
business methods and fair dealings; a
monument to pluck, perseverance and
energy; a monument erected through
meriting, winning and respecting the
confidence of an appreciative public.
It is a grand exemplification of that
good old is the best
The present building is a new one,
built by Mr. on the site of
his former place, which was destroyed
by the fire of The structure is
two stories and of an interior
in the designing of which
the architect displayed not only the
talents of builder, but those of an
as well. Much of the
and generally pleasing appearance of
the interior is due, however, to the
effective arrangement of the stock
and the talent displayed as a window
dresser and decorator by the manager
of that work. The system of
handling cash receipts is in opera-
and, exclusive of the cashier and
bookkeeper, fifteen clerks and other
employees are required to make up a
sufficient force to handle the business
of the firm.
The stock handled may divided
into three Goods, Trim-
and Millinery; Clothing, Gen-
Furnishings and
Carpets and Matting.
To the stock of the first
class would be a task too voluminous
for the limited space here
Among the specialties, however, may
be mentioned a complete and finely-as-
sorted line of imported silks and wool-
ens, of qualities and grades which run
the scale from the highest to the low-
est. A large and varied assortment
of trimmings, laces, embroideries,
gloves, hosiery, notions, staple dry
goods, etc. Of special interest is the
millinery department. This is
sided over by expert milliners, whose
long experience in the designing of
hats, and recognized delicacy of taste
in the selection of becoming styles,
have drawn to this department many
customers desirous of advice in the
selection and arrangement of this
factor of woman's attire.
In the clothing and men's furnish-
department no pains have been
spared to please the customers, full
lines of dependable and high class
makes are carried for men's and
wear. The shoe department is
equally meritorious, whether it be
men's, children's or women's shoes.
Underwear, and men's fur-
in general are represented in
a complete stock.
The third class of stock is, as men-
the furniture and general
house furnishing line. Here parlor
and bed-room suits, hall and rocking
chairs, cradles, lounges, escritoires,
COWARD WOOTEN.
Prescription and Retail Drug Firm
Enjoying the People's Confidence
and Esteem.
Coward Wooten conduct a high
class drug store at Evans street.
This business was started in April,
1904, by E. A. Coward and F. M.
Wooten and has been under the man-
of Mr. Wooten during that
time. In January, this year, Mr.
Coward died, but his estate still main-
his interests. The firm handle a
full line of drugs, proprietary
dies, toilet articles, brushes,
, leather
goods,
cigars, tobacco and smokers, sundries been loyal to the town's interest; he
in Northern cities, two of which
were spent in Columbia University.
He read law and was admitted to the
bar before the Supreme Court of North
Carolina in the spring of 1903. Re-
turning to Greenville he practiced law
until 1904, when he engaged in the
drug business.
Hon. F. M. Wooten has always taken
a keen Interest in the affairs of the
city and In 1904 was elected to the
office of mayor and has been re-elected
each succeeding year. During the first
year of his term In office the
light and water plants were com-
and turned over to the city and
in subsequent years the sewer system
has been inaugurated, improved and ex-
tended. looks with pride
upon Mr. Wooten's career as mayor
and with just reason, for he has always
etc., etc., are shown on the second
floor. Besides this heavy stock, a full
line of carpets, Brussels, tapestries
and ingrains, rugs, mattings and oil-
cloths and pictures. A select line of
white enameled iron bedsteads and
mattresses may also be fittingly In-
Mr. also operates a large
establishment in Danville,
Va., occupying a building feet,
of two floors, filled with a well select-
ed stock and operated under the title
GREENVILLE MANUFACTURING COMPANY PLANT.
in fact everything to be had in an
up-to-date pharmacy. The line of toilet
articles is particularly full and wen
selected.
The store is handsomely fitted with
the most modern fixtures and
to be obtained. It is well light-
ed with large plate-glass windows and
electric lights, beautiful plate-glass
and solid cherry fixtures, floor and
wall cases, medicine cabinets, a hand-
some onyx and cherry soda fountain
and all bottles are of the latest pattern.
has ever kept abreast of the affairs In
the community and has lent a helping
hand to every worthy enterprise that
has sought his favor, progressive in
his ideas and looking always to the
best future interest of the town, he
has been a prime mover and active
worker in every project for Green-
advancement.
GREENVILLE MANUFACTURING
COMPANY.
G. W. BAKER'S
Extensive Manufacturers of Rough
and Dressed Lumber, Sash,
Blinds, Etc.
The Greenville Manufacturing Com-
are extensive manufacturers of
sash, doors, blinds, stair-
work and interior finish by-products,
including balusters, newel posts, man-
tels, brackets, etc. They use the best
of material, the best of workmanship
and a large experience is put In the
service to their patrons. They carry
in stock a very extensive line and give
careful attention to the wants of the
different markets, consequently are in
position to meet any reasonable de-
Never content with past at-
this company is constantly
pressing on to future achievements.
They have forcibly demonstrated to
the contractor, the private builder and
to every user of lumber with whom
they have come In contact, one
of paramount
money can be saved in buying lumber.
The matter is very simple, however, as
easily explained as comprehended.
The Greenville Manufacturing Com-
are extensive dealers and buy la
THE EASTERN REFLECTOR
THE BANK OF GREENVILLE
immense shipments. The choicest
of every description finds its way
to their yards and they can therefore
make prices and their patrons
the every time they
make a purchase.
They ship building material to
Simon superintendent of the
planing mill.
This is one of our most successful
and Important industries and is under
an ownership and management that
is progressive in their ideas and be-
in keeping fully abreast of the
times in all lines of their business.
superior management of its affairs,
and the broad principles on which the
business is conducted. The manage-
is liberal yet careful, no
risks are taken, yet an hon-
est business with basic principles of
legitimate enterprise and fair dealings
can always receive generous treat-
at the hands of this bank's
To give ample security to deposit-
ors, and liberal accommodations to
borrowers is the constant aim of the
management. The practice has been
never to take hazardous risks, never
to sacrifice security in order to make
profits. At the same time it has been
the desire to accommodate every
as far as circumstances would
permit
The present flourishing condition of
the bank is Indicated by the following
Capitol stock,
plus and undivided profits,
deposits from to ac-
cording to financial conditions; and
total resources, from to
The Bank of Greenville is the oldest
bank in the county and to-day, one of
the strongest in this section of the
State. The bank has strong
National Bank of Com-
New York; the Merchants
National Bank of Baltimore, and the
Norfolk National Bank, Norfolk, Va.
The Bank of Greenville occupies a
Carolina.
The board of directors R. L.
Davis, J. A. Andrews, J. G. O.
Hooker, W. B. Wilson, R. W. King,
J. R. S. T. Hooker and J. L.
Little. All these gentlemen are In-
citizens of the town and
county and are identified with the
best interests of this section.
The officers R. L. Davis,
dent; J. a. Andrews, vice-president,
and J. L. Little, cashier.
Mr. Davis is a leading merchant
and a large planter who resides in
Farmville And is considered one of
the county's wealthiest men. He has
been president of this institution
since its organization.
Mr. Andrews, the vice-president is
an old resident and was a very
business man in Greenville for
years, retiring from active pursuits on
account of failing health.
Mr. Little, the active manager of
the bank, has been engaged in the
banking business in since
1892, starting, without any practical
knowledge, with Tyson Rawls, he
has gone through all the departments
and has, for many years, been
practical director of the business. By
close application to business, careful
handling of the funds, keen judgment
of both men and conditions, joined
with that valuable asset, a pleasant
personality, ho has brought tills bank
to its present flourishing condition.
Notwithstanding the fact that since
tills bank started six other banks
have been established in the county,
the Bank of Greenville has paid a
dividend to its stockholders, each and
every year since its organization, and
has a surplus and undivided profits of
over Mr. Little is devoted lo
his business and has always given all
of his time and ability to the bank's
affairs. He enjoys the entire
of the public and of the bank's
board of directors.
Mr. Little is ably assisted by M. L.
Turnage, book-keener and teller, and
Robert Howard, assistant book-keeper
and collection clerk, both popular and
efficient young men.
J. R. J. G.
J. R. J. G. MERCHANDISE EMPORIUM.
and contractors throughout the
State and dressed lumber to Northern
markets. The sash and blind factory
Is equipped with the latest improved
machinery including an improved
sander; the planing mill also has
proved type of machinery with .-,
planer and moulder and a
band re-saw. The plant is located In
the South part of town, near the At-
Coast Line and Norfolk and
Southern railways and has special
switch tracks from the former. It
covers some two acres of ground and
Is operated by steam power furnished
by two boilers, each of H. P., and
an engine of H. P. It gives em-
to from to people.
The Greenville Manufacturing Com-
takes the out-put of a number of
saw mills in this section, drying the
product in their well equipped dry
kilns, which have a dally capacity of
10.000 feet. They also own some eight
million feet of standing timber.
The company was organized in 1901,
with a capital stock of which
was, in 1905, increased to
when Dr. E. A. Jr., purchased
controlling interest. Since that time
a number of changes have been in-
all tending to increase the
and improve the quality of
the output.
The affairs of the company are
the able direction of Dr. E. A.
president. Mr. E. A.
Sr., Is manager; Mr. Allen O. Redding,
superintendent of the factory and Mr.
THE BANK OF GREENVILLE.
A Strong Financial Institution, Ably
Managed by Practical Bankers.
Among the monetary Institutions of
the country which bear the prestige
of years of useful and faithful service
to the community, wherein located,
none stands forth more prominently,
Is more deserving of popular esteem,
or possesses in a greater measure the
full confidence of the public than the
Bank of Greenville, organized June,
1896, succeeding the private banking
house of Tyson Rawls.
The Bank of Greenville is held high
in the esteem and confidence of its
many patrons.
Its history has been one of steady
progress along the lines of wise con-
and matured judgment.
Since the time it was started it has
steadily gained the people's
The bank transacts a general
loaning money, buying and sell-
exchange, discounting gilt edge
paper, receiving deposits, making col-
etc., utilizing every modern
system which in any way tends to en-
or benefit financial transactions,
and that its efforts in this direction
are appreciated by the mercantile and
manufacturing community, as well as
by private Individuals is evinced by
the large and influential line of ac-
counts it carries.
It has always maintained a
of the highest character for the
well arranged banking room,
Evans street, with up-to-date fixtures,
safes, vaults, etc., and has the
Manganese safe, which make
has never been known to be
The bank also carries burglar
insurance and its officers are fully
bonded, consequently its depositors
are well protected. This bank is on
the honor roll of State banks in North
Widely Known Dealers in High Class,
Up-to-date Merchandise.
The merchandise establishment of
J. R. J. G. was established in
September, 1888, by the firm of J. B.
Cherry Company, composed of the
late J. B. Cherry, J. R. and J. G.
Mr. Cherry, died in March, 1905, and
in 1906, the present
was taken. This firm is probably the
dealers in general merchandise
in this section and has an immense
trade.
One of the prime causes of the
of this establishment is that it is
under management of years of
experience, expert buying and
aggressive selling.
This management is thoroughly
versed in all that pertains to the
and is fully aware that a stock
to be must be new. Hence
the many bargains they offer from
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THE EASTERN REFLECTOR
THE EASTERN REFLECTOR
COL. F. G. JAMES.
time to turn the goods
over at cost or less and buy new stock
with the money. Enter this store any
time of the year, and it will present
the newest, choicest, cleanest and
most desirable dry goods, notions
furnishings, ready-to-wear
goods, house-furnishings, furniture,
carpets and draperies, shoes, hats and
general merchandise, just the kind
from which wise buyers wish to make
selections. They also carry lines of
hardware, groceries, farm supplies
and farm implements and feed stuffs.
The dry goods and shoe departments
receive special Dorothy
Dodd shoe for ladies and the
Health shoe for men, sold on
To-day there are few shrewd buying
people in this city or vicinity who
have not made the favorable
of this place of business and
have come to understand that here
they are always sure of receiving the
most decided attention from the man-
and their attentive and ex-
salespeople, each of whom
are courteous and affable. This store
contains a large and valuable line of
general merchandise, carefully select-
ed and up-to-date in every particular.
It is divided into various departments,
each one carefully arranged and well
ordered and given ample room to
properly display the desired stock.
The firm occupy a handsome and
well store building, corner of
Evans and Fourth streets, feet,
of two stories, every space of which Is
filled with their immense stock. The
store Is up-to-date in its appointments,
well lighted, has handsome plate glass
front and other accessories. An ad-
warehouse Is located in rear
of store. This was recently construct-
ed and is feet, built of
ed iron and has a capacity of several
car loads of feed stuffs, including hay,
grain and meal.
This is one of the oldest and most
successful mercantile concerns in
Greenville and has long enjoyed an
extensive trade and an enviable
for the quality and quantity of
its stock.
The members of the firm have had
many years experience In the line.
Mr. J. R. has been engaged in
merchandising In Greenville since
1881 and In the present store since
1883 and in 1888 he, with his brother,
J. G. who also came here in
1881, formed the partnership with J.
B. Cherry and started the present
business. Both gentlemen were born
in Pitt county, within a mile of the
court house; their father was former-
a large planter and a prominent re-
of the
The members of this firm are both
well known and men of
fairs, have large farming interests in
Pitt county and are extensive growers
of cotton and tobacco. They own a
considerable amount of business pro-
in Greenville, are directors in
the Bank of Greenville and have other
financial interests. They have held
public office at various times and Mr.
J. G. served as mayor of the
city from 1898 to 1900. He was a
member of the Board of Internal
elected by the Legislature
of North Carolina, that put in the
electric lights, water works and
systems and is still a
of the Greenville Light and Water
Commission.
Mr. J. R. served three differ-
terms as alderman, his last term
covering the period of 1904 to 1906,
and both gentlemen have done their
share to the up-building and com-
progression of Greenville.
HON. J. J. LAUGHINGHOUSE.
COL. F. G. JAMES.
One of the Most Talented, Energetic
and Successful Attorneys of North
Carolina.
The name of Col. F. G. James is
well and favorably known as a
and brilliant lawyer. He is a
native of Hertford,
county, but accompanied his parents
in their removal to Greenville when
but- a small boy. He was educated
in the Greenville Academy and took
a collegiate course in the University
of North Carolina. He read law in
Richmond Hill, in the law school of
Chief Justice Pearson, a famous
school in its day, and finished his
law studies under Judge George V.
Strong, of Raleigh. He passed his
examination for the practice of law
before he attained his majority and
began practice in Greenville in 1879.
He was a member of the firm of Rod-
man, Sugg James, until 1889, since
which time he has practiced alone.
Col. James has always been a most
Indefatigable worker, prepares his
cases with precision and care and his
reading is never alone confined to the
obvious issue, but goes beyond and
encompasses every possible
His arguments, always force-
never fail to carry weight, and
seldom fail to convince.
He has tried every of suit
from those heard in the justice courts
to those which come under the
diction of the Supreme Court, his
cases usually terminating in favor of
his client. His devotion to his client's
interests is a recognized fact by the
public.
Col. James has frequently been hon-
with public office by the people
of this section. He served as mayor
of Greenville for ten years, from 1882
to 1892, and was elected to the State
Senate, serving through the sessions
of 1893 and again in 1899 and 1901,
taking a prominent and active part
in the deliberations of those bodies.
He is a member of the personal staff
of Governor Glenn and is one of the
most influential men of this section
of the State. Col. James has large
property interests in the town and
county. He was one of the organizers
of the National Bank of Greenville
and is president of that financial In-
and a director in the
son Standard Life Insurance Company
of Raleigh. Col. James took an active
part in the fight for securing the East
Carolina Training School
for Greenville and was a member of
the committees sent to Raleigh for
that purpose. He has always been
an active worker in any project that
tends to aid and develop Greenville
and with an interesting family resides
in a handsome home on Fifth street.
HON. J. J. LAUGHINGHOUSE.
A Leading Citizen, Extensive Farmer
and State Representative.
Hon J. J. Laughinghouse Is a native
of Pitt county, raised on a plantation
and has followed farming practically
all of his life. He was born October
1847, on his father's plantation In
township, was educated m
Homer school at Oxford, where he re-
his preparatory schooling, In-
tending to enter the state University
and complete his education. This plan
was never carried out for the Civil
War coming on, he enlisted In the
Confederate army April, 1864, at the
age of sixteen years, joining Company
COL. F. G. RESIDENCE.
HON. J. J. RESIDENCE.
H, 71st Regiment, North Carolina
junior reserves. He was elected first
lieutenant at the company's
and when but seventeen was pro-
to captain of that company. It
is said he was the youngest man to
hold a captain's commission from this
State. At the close of the war he
was left without money, his father
having been a large slave holder, and
he took a clerkship in a mercantile
establishment. When twenty-one years
old he commenced farming and has
followed that vocation ever since. Mr.
Laughinghouse has succeeded, and by
his own efforts, being endowed
with not only brain, energy and en-
but with
age, grit and resource. He now owns
and operates about one thousand acres
in Pitt and Beaufort counties. From
the time he began farming until 1890,
he made cotton his chief crop, but in
1890 began tobacco growing, of which
he has made a success and also owns
considerable timber lands.
Mr. Laughinghouse has always
taken a keen Interest in politics and
has been an active worker in the
ranks of the Democratic party. He
has been put forward by that party
for office on several occasions, but
never accepted office until 1904 when
he was elected to the House of
from this county, and re-
elected in 1906. He has been a
worker and strong factor in both
sessions in which he has served and
introduced the first bill for the
of railroad passenger fares in
State. This bill passed the house, but
was defeated in the senate. It made
the reduction of fare to two and a
half cents a mile and later events have
proven that those are terms the rail-
road companies would now be glad to
accept. the session of 1907.
he introduced a bill providing for a
reduction of fare to two cents, this
passed the house, but was again de-
In the this, how-
ever, a joint committee brought out
a compromise bill making the rate
two and a quarter cents a mile, and
this was passed by both houses. Mr.
Laughinghouse was also active in
curing legislation protecting the
industry of North Carolina. He
is recognized as an active and
member of legislature and a use-
man to the State and will, no
doubt, be further heard from in future
important legislation. He Is a
of the State Board of
from the first congressional dis-
that board being composed of
one farmer from each congressional
district.
Hon. Laughinghouse is one of our
representative men of affairs and a
man of which any community can
well be proud. He was married in
1870, to a daughter of the late Dr. C.
J. and resides with his wife
and family in a handsome home in
this city.
BAKER HART, HARDWARE ESTABLISHMENT.
BAKER HART.
General Distributors of Hardware and
Retail Dealers in Shelf and
Heavy Hardware.
Baker ft Hart are general
tors of hardware in all that the word
Implies, including shelf and heavy
hardware, hardware,
blacksmith's and tools,
cutlery, guns, ammunition, sporting
goods, a general line of mill supplies,
belting, oils, a full stock of stoves and
ranges the celebrated Gar-
land and granite and
tinware, etc. They are wholesale dis-
of several lines, including
Ready Mixed Paints, and
are the largest dealers of this popular
paint in the State, buying it in car-
load lots, which they sell to mer-
chants in this and adjoining counties.
They are also transfer agents here for
the International Harvester Company,
covering the territory of Eastern
North Carolina and carry two or
three carloads of their goods at
times. They also handle a general
line of farm and garden tools,
the Chattanooga plows, John
Deere cultivators and the Cole cotton
planter.
They buy their stock direct from
the manufacturer and largely in car-
load lots and the advantage thus gain-
ed enables them to sell at lowest
prices, an important consideration
by their immense patronage.
They promise to do their best by all
who give them a share of their trade
and their customers are assured of the
readiest accommodation and most
courteous treatment.
The management has always been
indefatigable in looking after the
wants of their trade, laying before
their customers just what they want-
ed and at prices are fair and
commensurate with quality. They
cater to no particular class of people,
but carry a stock so varied that any
condition of pocket or fancy of mind
can be fitted. In consequence they
are always prepared to meet any con-
of trade.
Baker ft Hart occupy a large two
story building, Evans street,
feet and additional three warehouses.
A competent force of people are em-
ployed. The firm was formed in 1896,
starting in a small way and under
adverse conditions, for their store was
burned one day after they started, but
with pluck, courage and energy they
opened again for business in a
month's time. They have succeeded
and built up a business second to none
of its kind in Eastern North Carolina.
The firm is composed of Mr. G. W.
Baker and Mr. J. N. Hart. Mr.
Baker has been a general merchant at
Lewiston and Rocky Mount, this
State, for several years and has other
large interests. He is just completing
one of the finest residences in Green-
ville and will hereafter make his
home here.
Mr. Hart, who is the practical man
and active manager of the business,
has had twelve experience in
the hardware line and
every branch of it. He is
a capable business man, widely and
favorably known and came to Green-
ville twelve years ago from Virginia,
his native State. He takes a keen
interest in the development of Green-
ville and he and the business he so
capably represents, is a credit to the
town. He has property interests here
and owns a nice home, corner of
Fourth and Elizabeth streets.
PULLEY BOWEN.
Conducting a Thoroughly Modern and
Up-to-date Dry Goods and Mer-
Establishment.
The handsome mercantile house at
412-414 Evans street is one of the best
of its kind in Greenville. Particular
has been given to the
of the stock and its reputation
among critical buyers is not surpassed
by any competing store. This house
is known as the Home of
and displays lines of fine
dry goods, dress goods, trimmings and
novelties, silks and laces,
furnishings, staple dry goods,
ready-to-wear waists and skirts and a
millinery department of great merit
under competent and efficient
This house also carries a fine
line of footwear for ladies, children
and misses and a nice line for men's
wear. In the make a leader
of the for men, the
and They also carry
men's foods in furnishings, hats, neck-
wear, a complete line of
and a well selected stock of
trunks, traveling bags, suit cases, etc.
The aim of the house is to carry a
stock where one wishing the best can
find it. It has never been Its policy to
compete with cheap stores, but rather
to furnish its patrons with the latest
and best at a price as low as
tent with good business policy.
Through the agencies of judicious
advertising, up-to-date business
and the goods for the
Pulley Bowen have secured a
large patronage and a high com-
standing. They buy the best
and cater to the taste of the most
fastidious and the best goods at the
lowest consistent prices is the gov-
principle of this progressive
firm.
Pulley ft Bowen opened their store
here ten years entire public
know their reputation for reliability
and fair dealing; with ample capital,
knowledge of the dry goods
business and of the markets of
the country in their special lines
they have successfully gained the
confidence and custom of the
of this section. Indeed the
key note of their success has been
their perfect system and correct mer-
methods which have
characterized the workings of
t he establishment.
The firm began business in a small
way in a little wooden building known
as the Rawls building. In less than a
year after their start they were burn-
ed out, but immediately resumed
in temporary quarters moving
into one of their present rooms,
Evans street, in the fall of 1898. The
first of this year they leased the ad-
joining room, giving them two
large store-rooms with a frontage of
fifty feet. These are connected by an
arch-way, are fitted with handsome
plate glass show windows, up-to-date
fixtures and with stock attractively
displayed. A corps of competent and
obliging salespeople add to the
of the establishment.
The members of the firm, B. J.
Pulley and W. A. Bowen are both
well known and popular business men.
They started in business with but a
small capital and have by their
acumen and foresight, ready ac-
to customers and carry-
a stock of fine goods, built up a
trade second to none in this section.
They both take a keen interest in the
affairs of the city and do their full
share in attracting to the city, the
money and trade of a good class of
people.
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THE EASTERN REFLECTOR
Greenville ten years. He has property
add financial interests here, and a
host of friends, being a very popular
young man.
Mr. Thomas Hooker has been
of the company three years, is
a capable business man, has other in-
and owns considerable prop-
adjoining Greenville.
The board of directors E. G.
Flanagan, R. J. Cobb, E. A.
Sr., Thomas M. Hooker, Dr. E. A.
Jr., W. E. Hooker and A. J.
of Farmville.
E. B. TOBACCO CO.
Operating a Large and Well Equipped
Tobacco Steam Plant and
The steam plant operated by the
E. B. Tobacco Company is
located in the south part of town and
covers a large area of ground. The
main building is feet, of three
stories, and equipped with the
twenty experience as a tobacco
handler and buyer.
Than Mr. E. B. manager
and buyer for the E. B. To-
Company, there is perhaps no
one whose interests have been more
closely allied with those of the Green-
ville market or whose endeavors have
been more generally devoted to its ad-
Mr. is, like many
others of the North Carolina tobacco
men, of Danville training and school-
For many years and until his
moving to Greenville, he was in the
employ of that old and well-known
firm, Messrs. Pemberton Penn, in
the capacity of buyer and manager.
After moving to Greenville Mr.
Mr. T. E. Roberts, of Chase City, Va.,
was for some time associated with
under the firm name of Roberts k
and in 1896 organized the
present company.
E. B. Tobacco Company
handle all grades of leaf tobacco
offered for sale on the Greenville
E. G. FLANAGAN'S RESIDENCE.
THE JOHN FLANAGAN BUGGY CO.
An Important Industry of Green-
of High
Grade Vehicles.
Greenville has sever. industrial
enterprises that are closely allied
with its present and progress
and whose operations form a very
prominent feature in our aggregate
yearly trade.
Standing foremost among Ibis
is The John Buggy Com-
an enterprise that has won an
unsurpassed reputation for the excel-
of their product.
The company's line of manufacture
comprises buggies, phaetons, and car-
both steel and rubber-tired
and make a specialty of bike
carriages.
All vehicles are made from the
best of material, using only carefully
seasoned wood, nigh grade paints and
embalmer.
This company operates what is the
oldest industry in Greenville,
in by the late John Flan-
whose name the present com-
bears. It has been in its present
location from its inception, and in
1904 was incorporated under the
name of the John Flanagan Buggy
Company, with a capital of
They are now erecting a modern brick
factory and display building, corner
of and Fourth streets. This
is of three stories, feet, of mill
construction and will be equipped
with the most improved machinery
for vehicle manufacture. A large
of the main floor will be given
over to show room and offices, with
plate glass front and lighted by
All machinery will also be
operated by electricity and the entire
plant will be high-class in every de-
tail. This plant will represent an In-
H. A. WHITE'S RESIDENCE.
E. B. RESIDENCE.
varnishes, first class mechanics for
the assembling, furnishing and trim-
ming. They have a well equipped
turning out. a large lot of
vehicles that are shipped through-
out the Southern States. They are
also dealers in light and heavy farm
wagons and harness.
Every vehicle made by the com-
carries a guarantee for one year
and should any part become broken
from any legitimate cause, they will
make it good. They publish a com-
and attractive
and much of their business is done by
mail orders.
An Important department of this
company's business is the
department, in which line they
have been engaged forty-one years.
They carry a complete line of under-
taking supplies and the Crane
Breed Manufacturing Company of
Cincinnati are now making them
a very handsome funeral car to be
delivered about November which
will be one of the finest In east North
Carolina. Mr. Flanagan takes charge
of this department and Is a licensed
vestment of and will be a
credit to Greenville and Pitt county.
They expect to occupy their new
quarters about October when they
extend a cordial invitation to all of
their friends to come and see them
and inspect their new plant.
The officers of the company
E. G. Flanagan, president and general
manager; T. M. Hooker, secretary and
W. E. Hooker, treasurer.
Mr. E. G. Flanagan is a son of the
founder and has been connected with
the business nearly all of his life.
He thoroughly understands every
branch and detail of vehicle
and is a broad-minded, latter-
day business man. He has varied
interests, owns considerable property
in town and county, and resides in
a handsome home on Evans street.
Mr. Flanagan was elected alderman of
the Fourth Ward at the recent
Mr. w. E. Hooker, the treasurer and
office man became identified with
this company in 1904. He is a native
of Green county and a member of a
prominent family and has resided In
proved truck system of machinery,
the best of its type on the market.
There is a separate boiler house, with
boiler of H. P., and engine of
H. P. The machinery has been re-
overhauled and the capacity of
the plant increased to pounds
of dry leaf a day. All stock handled
by this company is turned out in first
class manner, guaranteed to be
factory in any market for which it
may be desired, and this is probably
the best equipped independent steam
plant in the town. The plant is
operated from seven to eight months
in the year and from to people
are employed.
In connection with their steam
plant this company are leaf tobacco
dealers and buyers, handling about
pounds per annum. They
started in business here in 1896 and
have been in their present plant about
seven years.
This business is under the owner-
ship and personal direction of Mr.
E. B. who has had some
warehouse floors, and their extensive
business and consequent heavy and
strong bidding form one of the causes
why the planters find this market a
high one on which to dispose of their
crops. Mr. has been a most
successful man and his attainments
have been the result of his own
energy, good judgment and business
ability.
H. A. WHITE.
General Insurance Broker, President
of the Home Building Loan As-
and Representative of
the Standard Oil Company
H. A. White is a general insurance
broker, representing a number of re-
liable fire, liability, accident, life,
bonding, burglary, plate glass and, in-
deed, is in position to issue any policy
to cover any kind of a risk. He is a
man of broad and practical experience
in this line, sound executive ability
L. I. MOORE'S RESIDENCE.
THE EASTERN REFLECTOR
in this way succeeded in extending
his already wide acquaintance amongst
the planting element
Before the formation of the
can Tobacco Company, Mr. Parham,
as agent, bought for the largest man-
in the world, both
can and European, and he has spent
of his time, money and effort in ad-
Greenville as a tobacco
market and is justly reaping his re-
ward in an immense volume of
No man works harder or looks
more closely after the interests of the
planter than does he. He has had
long and valuable experience and
knows the product thoroughly from
the growing to the manufacturing.
His wide personal acquaintance and
popularity with the brings
him a gratifying volume of business
and one that is steadily increasing
each and every year.
Mr. Parham owns his warehouse,
the block adjoining it, and a nice
home on Dickinson avenue.
and much personal popularity and
has attained a high position among
the leading and representative
men of eastern North Carolina.
He represents many leading and
loss paying companies of national and
international fame, among which may
be mentioned the Hartford Fire In-
Company, and the Royal
B. E. WAREHOUSE
the Home Building Loan
and has held the office of
dent since its inception.
In January, this year, he
the Pitt County Oil Company of
Winterville, of which company he is
president.
Mr. White is local representative of
the Standard Oil Company. The tank
warehouseman is the varied record
of Mr. B. E. Parham, proprietor of
Warehouse. There are in
the list of the market's whole force
but few men whose experience in
things tobacco cover a wider range or
longer period of active service than
does his. In his connection with the
Greenville market Mr. Parham holds
GREENVILLE LUMBER VENEER
CO.
Well Established and Successful Man-
of Lumber, Box Shooks.
Truck Barrels and Crates.
What is unquestionably an
industry to Greenville and a
large employer of labor is the Green-
ville Lumber Veneer Company,
GREENVILLE LUMBER VENEER COMPANY PLANT.
Insurance Company of Liverpool,
Northern Assurance Company of Lon-
don and three of four
Greensboro companies. He represents
the Maryland Casualty Company for
steam boiler insurance, accident, plate
glass, etc., and the United States
Guaranty Company of
more, and can execute all court or
judiciary bonds immediately on
cation, holding the company's power
of attorney for this work.
Mr. White is district agent for
Greensboro Life Insurance Company
and has done a very successful
for this Company in Pitt, Green,
Halifax, Edgecombe and Martin
ties, over which territory he has
with a number of local
representatives under him.
The large and growing, business
done by Mr. White as manager of
these staunch institutions, is a demon-
of his underwriting ability;
this cannot be gainsaid and not only
reflects great credit upon his energy
and aggressiveness, but also proves
the worth of the companies he
He has been in business here
since 1896, and the fact that during
that time over one-quarter million
dollars has been paid to claimants
through his agency, all adjustments
being fully satisfactory to the in-
sured, speaks volumes for his
and the reliability of the com-
he represents.
Mr. White has had seventeen years
experience in the Insurance business
and received his training in the gen-
agency of the Mutual Life
Company of New York, since lo-
here he has, built up one of
tie strongest agencies in this part of
the State. He was born and reared
in Greensboro and has a wide ac-
in the State. He is
counted as one of our most
and successful business men and,
is always in the front rank on any
move that tends to benefit the com-
He was active In organizing
wagon service under his supervision,
is supplying oil to some eighteen
towns in this and adjoining counties.
He has been connected with this com-
for ten years.
Mr. White is a director in the
a record for helping to bring affairs
to their present enviable condition,
which is surpassed by the history of
none. As a buyer, B. E. Parham sup-
ported the Greenville market for nine
years and during that period of time
manufacturers of roughed and dressed
North Carolina pine lumber, box
shooks, truck barrels and crates.
The policy of the company is to do
a conservative business, fill all con-
tracts with up-to-date material and
Greenville Banking and Trust Com- handled tobacco and filled orders for superior workmanship and execute all
He occupies handsome offices
on Third street and a beautiful home
on Green streetWAREHOUSE.
For the Sale of Leaf Tobacco. Owned
and Managed by B. E. Parham.
orders promptly and on time. Their
product has an established reputation
for excellence.
The company operates a large plant
in the south part of town, lying be-
some of the largest concerns which
have ever placed their orders on this
market. He built and occupied the
factory now -being used by the E. B.
Tobacco Company and his
large operations did much and went tween the tracks of the Atlantic Coast
far toward attracting the planter here Line and the Norfolk and Southern
with his crop and gaining for Green- Railways. It covers several acres of
ville its present reputation. Besides ground and has a full complement of
Warehouse is located at service as a buyer and buildings, including saw mill with a
the corner of Dickinson avenue and of tobacco, Mr. Parham has also seen daily capacity of feet, box
Ninth street, close to the railways active service as a warehouse- of feet capacity, veneer
and depots. It is probably the largest man having been closely associated with a capacity of 1,600 barrels
tobacco warehouse in the State, con- these interests for some time and 1,500 baskets dally, dry kilns
square feet of floor previous to his present venture, and on page
space, is of the most Improved type
of construction with solid lights,
evenly distributed, numbering about
one hundred and sixty in all. It Is
accessible from every street, with am-
room for wagons and is lighted
by electricity. There is ample sleep-
accommodation for patrons, about
stalls for horses and has
offices. Indeed there seems to
be no convenience lacking for the
handling and selling of tobacco. There
is also a prize house connected with
the warehouse, feet for storing
and handling purposes.
This warehouse was built in 1892,
to replace the one burned and was
built by Mr. Parham. It embodies
every device for both safety con-
and is kept well painted and
in good repair.
Mr. Parham has sold as high as
three and a half million pounds of
tobacco In a season In this warehouse
and pounds in a day of loose
tobacco. He employs a full and com-
force and the prices obtainable
in this warehouse are always the best.
Planter, buyer; manufacturer and
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MOSELEY BROS.
in the business by Mr. W. T. Lipscomb
and the firm became Brinkley
Lipscomb.
Mr. Brinkley has been engaged m A and Successful Firm of
the warehouse business fourteen years Estate Dealers and In-
and is an expert in his line. He is Agents,
recognized as one of the best posted The firm of Moseley Brother., ha
ft He
came to Greenville In 1903, from to the energy, and ability of its Z
Robersonville, where he was on the who have built up a
tobacco market for three years. He business. They are
n pertaining to
In Halifax county and is known as a real estate, and their experience has
reliability, integrity and them for
real estate in a capable
Mr. is a practical tobacco matter of business
expert and was a grower of tobacco to the careful con-
; . i-,.,.,.,.
county He is a may De relied
and where he still owns con- as and true. They are
farm interests known as straightforward business
Mr Lipscomb is one of the most
widely known and well posted tobacco , t
men of Eastern North Carolina and Brothers handle improved
has been engaged in the business city and farm proper-
a mere boy. He originated and etc- and have
built the trade of the Liberty Ware- Property listed In
house, operating the same under the f , grounding section,
title of W. T. Lipscomb Company In
He has been a resident of Greenville
for years and has a wide acquaintance i which may be mentioned
throughout this section negotiation and sale of forty acres.
. , LT , Just west of town, to the United
EPISCOPAL CHURCH. Center Brick Warehouse has Development Corporation- this has
and a lumber and basket shed and takes the place of the the growers by square fair dealings town. sections of the
feet old wooden one, then known as the honest an m.
feet long.
The company manufacture flooring,
ceiling, and siding and ship both
rough and dressed lumber to north-
and eastern markets. Their
veneer products are sold throughout
this and adjoining States, through
the truck and fruit sections.
The equipment of the plant is mod-
and up-to-date in every depart-
It is operated by steam power
supplied by three engines of combined
H. P., and five boilers of H.
P. This is the largest plant of its
kind in the section and one of the
largest in the State. They cut about
feet of logs a year.
It is operated throughout the entire
year and gives employment to a large
force, numbering from to men,
and the company pay out in wages a
good round sum every month which
finds its way into every channel of
trade in the town and is an important
item in commercial circles.
This business was started In 1903,
has an authorized capital stock
of Its officers A. B.
Miner, president; O. G. Calhoun, vice-
president; W. M. Pugh, general man-
, r----- square,
old wooden one, then known as the honest weights and settlements aid They handle fire, life, accident and
CENTER BRICK WAREHOUSE
a m street, i to increase 1.77
large plant there and has other inter- and is each year and will doubtless add its m f,
in this State and in South Caro- every convenience for share to this year's. , Tn
Una. accommodation of customers sleep- insurance Company of North America,
Mr. Pugh, the general manager, has are furnished for patrons
been with this company three years; Quarters for teams
acted as bookkeeper and lumber and, no ls
inspector until September, 1906, when if J for the
he was elected general manager. He by
is thoroughly familiar with the work- This Jar eh u
of the industry and is a the of
and efficient man in the place. A accurate sell- T- and
native of Virginia; he came to Green- .
Wile about four years ago, and was
for some time connected with the to- manager an able floor
industry. Mr. Pugh has made
many friends in Greenville and has tag marker, T
won the respect of the entire com-
run
pounds and from present
CENTER BRICK WAREHOUSE. croP prospects the sales this year win
, ,, The prices
Brinkley, and Lipscomb, obtained by the management are
of Tobacco the highest that the market war-
In Immense Quantities. rants- The management and assist
The Center Brick Warehouse Is a
mammoth structure, the only one of Sous quick
brick construction in Greenville. Tins an u
building ls feet by feet with
excellent lighting facilities there be- owned by Mr T L
sky lights as well as side light- Mr M D I , and
The warehouse represents the 1903. and was built in
latest and best features of warehouse The firm a t ,
construction with double floors, double formed to
adding to the lighting bought
and is conceded to be the and warehouse
best built structure of Its kind In the May last
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH.
THE EASTERN REFLECTOR
COL. HARRY SKINNER.
the Hanover Fire Insurance Com-
of New York, the Royal Ex-
change Assurance of London, Union
Assurance Society of London, and
other prompt loss paying companies.
In accident and liability, they
sent the largest in tho
of Hartford, Conn. For
bonds, they represent the
American Bonding Company of
more, and in life the largest North
Carolina company, the Security Life
and Annuity Company, of Greensboro.
Moseley Brothers have won an en-
viable reputation throughout the com-
for their ability as
underwriters, the courteous
and accommodating management be-
supplemented by a spirit of enter-
prise and progressiveness on the part
of the firm members that has placed
the concern high among foremost in-
agencies of eastern North
Carolina. Their broad knowledge of
the business and excellent connections
enabling them to offer exceptional fa-
in their line.
The firm is composed of B. W. and
A. M. Moseley, both latter-day, pro-
business men.
Mr. B. W. Moseley came to Greens-
ville in 1899 from Lynchburg, Va.,
and is a native of that State. He
was engaged in mercantile pursuits
in Lynchburg and came here as a cot-
ton buyer, giving, at first, his entire
attention to that business. He was
and is an extensive buyer and shipper
of cotton for both mill and export
trade, giving particular attention to
the latter. He buys in large
ties every year, gives to every order
his careful attention and prompt
shipment and is an Important factor
in the cotton market of this section.
Mr. Moseley takes a keen interest
in the development of Greenville, has
served as a member of the board of
aldermen last year, took an important
pa-t in the deliberations of that body
and was chairman of the Street Com-
mil tee and Water and Light Commit-
tee. He is a director in the Home
Building and Loan Association; is
identified with other interests in the
town and owns considerable property
in section.
Mr. A. M. Moseley came to Green-
ville in 1902, and engaged in cotton
buying. For the past three he
has represented, exclusively in this
section, Rodgers, and Com-
of Norfolk, heavy buyers for
mill and trade. He is tho-
roughly experienced and proficient as
a cotton buyer, careful and
and made a decided
in his line. He is a
Virginia and came here from Lynch-
burg. He has made many friends in
Greenville and is popular with all
who know him. He is a director In
the Greenville Banking and Trust
Company and owns real estate in
Greenville.
Moseley Brothers occupy pleasant
offices on the main floor of the
tor building, Evans street.
COL. HARRY SKINNER.
An Able Lawyer and Representative
Citizen, Prominent in the Political
Life of North Carolina.
For over thirty years Col. Harry
has been prominent in the
legal, social and business life of
Greenville, having settled here In 1867
and engaged in the practice of law.
Since that time it has become an
day truism that of the many
identified with the growth and
fare of Greenville, none have
passed him in faithful citizenship, de-
to the honest advancement of
SENATOR JAMES L. FLEMING.
the city of his adoption, and
support of issues
lated to improve the condition of all
classes.
He is an aide and conscientious
lawyer, possessed of the strictest in-
and wins bis cases by the able,
thorough and painstaking manner in
which he handles them. He has the
respect of courts before which ha
appears, that if hos fellow colleagues
as well as the community in which
he resides. He has ever been a close,
diligent student and gained a broad
comprehensive knowledges the
science of jurisprudence and won
some very important suits. His cases
are always prepared with the greatest
thoroughness and precision, and his
arguments are. logical, forceful and
convincing.
Harry Skinner is a native of Per-
born on his father's
near Hertford, this State, lb-
was educated in the Hertford
and in th Kentucky University,
graduating from the latter named in-
in 1875, with degree of B. A.
He was admitted to the bar before
the Supreme Court of North Carolina
in January, 1876, and during the same
year came to Greenville and began
practice.
He has been prominent In
pal and State politics and has always
worked for the betterment of bis com-
In he was on the Board
Of Aldermen; in was appointed
a member of the personal staff of Gov.
Jarvis, and in 1890 was elected to
State Legislature, serving one term.
He took an active part in the
rations of the session of 1891, worked
to relieve the then depressed
of the farmer and took part in
oilier Important movements. is an
advanced thinker, a deep student, and
a bold, fearless and talented writer
and has attained a more than local
reputation as political writer.
in he was nominated and
elected to the Congress from the
first Congressional district, and in
1896 again
Mr. Skinner made a popular,
live, useful and active representative
and accomplished more for his dis-
than did any of his predecessors.
He served four years on the Com
mil lee of Public Buildings and
Grounds, and on Other important com-
m it tees,
in was appointed
United States District Attorney for
the eastern district of North Caro-
and is present filling the
office with marked ability and accept
ability to the of Justice.
and to the people.
JAMES L. FLEMING.
A Prominent Lawyer and State Sena-
tor For this District.
James L. Planting is a native of
county. He was educated in
Wake Forest College, and read law in
Hie University of North Carolina, be-
admitted to the bar in 1901, and
began practice In Greenville the same;
i He has along the lines
Of general practice and built up a
successful He has always
taken B keen interest in the political
affairs of this and served for
I terms as mayor of Greenville. He
was a member of the county Hoard of
and during his term in
COL. HARRY SKINNER'S RESIDENCE.
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this office the board re-districted the
county and began building modern
school houses. He resigned from this
office to accept the office of State Sen-
being elected from the Sixth Dis-
in the fall of 1904, and was
again elected Senator in 1906. During
the first session he devoted his
to legislation for the benefit of
Pitt county and served on many
committees and was chair-
man of the committee on
amendment and made a
as a bold and fearless fighter
for any cause which he deemed to be
for the best interests of the State at
large. During the session of 1907, he
was chairman of the committee on
banks and currency and of other
committees. He was a strong
worker and hard fighter for the pas-
sage of the bill creating the establish-
of the East Carolina
Training School, to which there was
great opposition.
Senator Fleming went to the
with a bill prepared for this
project and immediately went to
work to get delegations in Raleigh
from East Carolina for conference
and after an agreement had been reach-
ed which was satisfactory to all east-
towns he. by effort,
in gaining a joint meeting of
the Committee on Education of both
houses, when he again got large
from Greenville and Pitt
county and from other eastern towns
to go to Raleigh and advocate the
measure.
At this meeting Senator Fleming
was ill and unable to attend; the
delegation was heard but no vote
taken and it looked as if the bill
was to be pigeon-holed and suffer the
usual death of unpopular measures,
but upon recovery, he, by persistent
effort, which, at the time, engendered
considerable feeling, succeeded in
another joint meeting of the com-
called for the consideration,
and a vote upon the matter and an-
other large delegation from Green-
ville and Pitt county and other east-
towns were present and on this
occasion practically forced favorable
action. After this hearing, the
of the bill withdrew and with
some few changes, the bill passed
both houses. As soon as Senator
Fleming became assured of the pass-
of this law, he Introduced bills
allowing Greenville and Pitt county
to vote upon bonds with which to
offer financial aid for the securing of
this school and for other purposes,
the bill being so framed that other
towns desiring to bid could not tell
the amount of the bid of Greenville
and Pitt county.
Immediately upon returning from
Raleigh, he began an active campaign
to raise the needed money and con-
to do so until the bonds were
voted. He has been a member of
each committee that went to Raleigh
to secure the school to us and has
done efficient and noble work in the
project. He has always been loyal to
the best interests of Pitt county and
east North Carolina and has gained
an enviable reputation as a
and legislator; he is a
tent fighter and the success he gained
in the management of the bill
and gaining to Greenville The
East Carolina Training
School fully sustains this reputation.
and valuable one and he Is an
acknowledged expert in his line. He
has bought, not only on all the local
markets of this section, but also in
many of the larger cotton markets of
the South and in New York, for his
mill trade and has visited European
markets, giving him unusual ex-
as to grading, classification
etc.
A native of Green county, Mr.
made his home in Wilson, N.
C, for several years before coming to
Greenville fourteen years ago. He is
one of our most hustling business
men, has made a decided success in his
line one of the largest cotton
buyers in Eastern North Carolina.
C. CLOTHING STORE
his honesty, ability and fair dealing.
The firm being dealers on a scale of
considerable extent, pay the highest
market prices for the staple and
handle, at establishment in
Greenville, from eight to fourteen
To Mr. is practically due
the development of the Greenville cot-
ton market, he being the first man to
make the buying and shipping of cot-
ton from this point his exclusive
Prior to time a large
MR. JESSE
thousand bales per annum. They also
have a branch office in Washington
N. C, and Mr. is
dent of the H. M. Jenkins Company
wholesale grocers of Washington, and
has financial and banking interests
here and in Newport News, Va., and
has property in Norfolk.
of the cotton raised in this
was shipped by the planters to
the commission merchants at other
points. Now the sales on the local
market amount to a large amount
nearly all the cotton raised in this
section being sold here. Mr.
experience as a cotton buyer is a long
COMPANY.
Extensive Buyers of Cotton, Giving
Special Attention to Mill
Orders.
Company, through the
energy of Mr. Jesse the head
of the business, have been for several
years, the heaviest buyers and ship-
of cotton in this county. They
are buyers of cotton seed pro-
ducts and other produce. For four-
teen years Mr. has vigorously
and actively pushed forward In this
line and handles annually large
ties of the staple, selling to both mill
export trade. Nearly every mer-
chant and farmer In Pitt county, and
indeed through this Eastern section
of the State, have at
some time with him, and all attest to
C. S. FORBES.
Well Known and Popular Outfitter to
Men and Boys and Dealer in
Dry Goods.
The store of C. S. has fast
won its way into favor with careful
buyers as it has become known that
here is no misrepresentation of goods
and every article sold is strictly as
represented in every particular and
the quality and price is thoroughly in
keeping with the demands of the
customer.
He carries a full line of men's,
youth's and clothing, hats and
furnishings, a particularly large and
well selected stock of high class, well
tailored clothes of the leading makes
and most styles, in all the new
patterns, textures and weaves, odd
garments such as fancy vests, white
vests, separate trousers, etc; a strictly
high class line of furnishings in
shirts, underwear, hosiery,
gloves and a well selected stock of
hats in and the popular shapes
in soft felt and straw; he also carries
fine dry goods and a line of shoes for
women.
A brief outline of some of the lines
of stock handled is an index to their
quality and style. In clothes for men
the smart suits made by Hart,
and Marx heads the list. In
shoes he carries the Banister
Walk-Over lines and the Queen
for women. In furnishings the
United Shirt and Collar Company's
line and the famous Hawes hats. The
dry goods stock includes silks, dress
goods, trimmings, piece goods, notions,
hosiery, domestics, underwear and
novelties.
The stock carried is one of the
est and most complete in this section.
The policy of the price
to guarantees satisfaction.
Having a thorough knowledge of the
cut and workmanship of clothes en-
ables Mr. Forbes to select the best
makes; every article sent out of his
store Is guaranteed to give satisfaction
or the money is cheerfully refunded.
His establishment, located at
Evans street Is a well arranged store,
housed In a substantial brick building
feet, with plate-glass front and
up-to-date store fixtures. The build-
was erected in 1899, built special-
for this business and in the rear is
a brick warehouse feet, used to
house a large stock of trunks, travel-
bags, suit cases and for reserve
stock.
This business was started in 1899
by Mr. C. S. Forbes, the present pro-
He is the son of the late Mr.
Alfred Forbes, who was engaged in
business in Greenville for forty-two
years. Mr. Forbes is a practical man
in this line of ten experience
and one of the most progressive young
men of the city. He is highly success-
has property Interest here, a nice
farm In Pitt county and Is now
one of Greenville's handsomest
homes on South Evans street.
THE HOME LOAN AS-
C. S. RESIDENCE
A Home Institution that Is Far Reach-
in its Benefits.
The Home Building and Loan
Association was organized May, 1906,
with an authorized capital of
consisting of shares, par
value of each. There has been
sold, now on its third series,
and new series are opened every six
months, the first Saturday in May
and November. The shares are sold
on weekly payments of cents each.
This is strictly a local building
a home institution, with a
record to be proud of.
The organizers of the association,
principally its present managers, had
in view the creating of an association
for mutual benefit; to provide a safe,
convenient and profitable method of
taking care of small savings and loan-
the same to its members, to be
repaid in small payments to suit the
borrower.
That they succeeded beyond their
most sanguine expectation is shown
by the wonderful growth, prosperity
and popularity of the association.
This association has funds to ac-
all borrowers and all with-
on demand; it loans all that
is safe on all kinds of real estate
security, and its borrowers are stock-
holders and share in the dividends
as fully as other stockholders. This
association has the confidence of the
people, it adopts only the best
of any plan and has a system
of its own, while its managers give
it their constant care, their best
and apply business principles
which guarantee success.
Through the good offices of this
a large number of homes have
been built, and its work is proving
of inestimable value to many and a
potent factor in the improvement and
development of Greenville.
Through this association a man can
own his own home with rent money
for man pays rent per
week, say or per year. It
takes a series six years and twenty
weeks to mature. In six years and
twenty weeks he pays the landlord
rent, and is no nearer owning
a home than before, but is actually
worse off, being now six and one-
third years older and that much near-
incapacitated for work. Say a house
renting for per week will sell for
Let him take three shares of
stock, borrow and pay that
amount on his house, and on which
he will have to pay to the building
and loan association as On
three shares per cent, per week,
seventy-five cents; interest on
per week at per cent., thirty-five
cents; interest on to the land-
owner, twenty-three cents; total
per week. Hence thirty-three cents
more per week than his rent, and in
six and one-third years makes
this much more than the rent during,
that time. Now let him take two
more shares, and borrow from the
building and loan association
and pay up in full the purchase
money. This new loan, when the two
shares are matured, will cost him,
with interest, making a total of
Now let us count six and one-
third additional rent which he
would have had to pay to the land-
lord, which amounts to thus
making his home by that method
costing him but Now if he
rows the money from some other
source other than the association, in
three years he will pay back
interest on for six and one-third
years, pay the other In-
on for six and one-third
years, deduct the rent,
deduct the amount the house
will cost through the building and
loan, namely leaving which
means it would have cost him
more than if he had borrowed from
a building and loan association.
Each day sees more and more
convinced of the superiority of
reasons for their acquiring a home,
and each month sees a substantial in-
crease of the company's business.
The officers of The Home Building
and Loan Association H. A.
White, president; G. S. Prichard, vice-
president; and Norris G. White,
and treasurer. The board of
rectors H. A. White, C. T. Mun-
ford, R. O. D. C. Moore,
W. Whedbee, D. J. B. W.
Moseley, G. S. Prichard, R. C.
R. J. Cobb, C. Laughing-
house, S. T. White.
Consolidated Tobacco Co,
Operating Large and Well-Equipped of
North Carolina Tobacco in Immense Quantities.
The Farmers Consolidated Tobacco
Company was organized October
1903. It purposed to secure a better
market, more equitable prices and a
more steady market for the planter
and that its ideal has been realized
is evinced by the present conditions.
The low price at which tobacco sold
during 1902 and the beginning of 1903,
caused a restless, dissatisfied feeling
among the farmers and led to meet-
much talk and earnest planning
the result being the Farmers
dated Tobacco Company, with Mr. O.
L. Joyner in charge and since then
the company has had a steady and
sure growth that has been marvelous.
The first year there was only
thousand dollars in stock paid in and
the company paid a dividend of
per cent.; the second year seven
thousand dollars in stock was paid in
The connecting link between pro-
and manufacturer is the ware-
house, and through this channel all
the farmer's tobacco passes to the
buyer and it is the purpose of the
company to get in absolute control of
this channel. As an investment no
stock offers greater returns. The first
year the company operated only one
warehouse, the next year they
chased the Star Warehouse property.
They now own two of the largest ware-
houses in the State and have paid
every dollar of the indebtedness and
in addition have paid in dividends to
the stockholders 971-2 per cent, of
the original investment. The idea of
doing business on the other tobacco
markets will be tested this year. The
company has leased, with the
of buying, two of the best ware-
EX-GOV. J. JARVIS.
and the dividend of 1-2 per cent,
declared; the third year fifteen thous-
and dollars in stock paid in and a
dividend of per cent, was declared;
the fourth year twenty-three thousand
dollars in stock paid in and a dividend
of per cent, declared,
the decreased acreage and the
increased amount of outstanding cap-
ital which shows a record for good
management by any other
business enterprise in the State.
This company is managed by a
board of eleven directors; no stock-
holder is allowed to own more than
fifty shares at the par value of
per share, no stockholder is allowed
but one vote, and in this way the con-
trolling influence of the company is
confined entirely and exclusively to
the stockholders. The same principle
of government controls this Company
that controls the government of
United States. All this stock is own-
ed by the farmers, and to-day nearly
one thousand tobacco growers own
stock in this company and the man-
agers claim when they have secured
sixty per cent, of the growers they
can actually dictate prices.
houses in Robersonville, Martin
county, and the farmers of that sec-
have taken to the idea even bet-
than they did in Pitt. It is the
purpose of the company to gradually
acquire houses on all the leading
markets of the East, and as fast as
possible educate the farmers up to the
plan with a view of ultimately con-
trolling a majority of the warehouses
through this means control the
prices.
Towards this company no enmity
is exhibited by the tobacco interests
of the country and on the other hand
there is no disposition on the part of
this company, to appeal to the
of the farmer, but they are
striving to make plain to the farmer
his actual relation to the
and thus bring about better
feeling, more even amount of pro-
better prices and a generally
more relation between grower
and manufacturer.
Viewed from this standpoint why
should any one object to this com-
It has paid every one who has
had any connection with it. It offers
to the farmer a sure return of his
money and the best facilities for
marketing his product. It also offers
a means and a stepping stone to a
plan of organization, built up on
strictly business principles and honest
and just values, that will teach him
to market in a more business like way
and, therefore, in a profitable
way. In other words, the ultimate
aim of this company is to increase the
price of tobacco, maintain it at a
profitable point to the farmer, handle
the product in a way to meet the
factory approval of the buyer, create a
feeling of fellowship between buyer
and farmer and educate the farmer
not to flood the market and in that
way lower prices, but by a community
of interest and a better understanding
of the conditions maintain a fair,
steady and profitable market price.
The company has acquired the
vices of a valuable man this year in
the person of Mr. F. D. Foxhall. who
though formerly a strong competitor,
realizing the merits and appreciating
the growing tendency of the farmers
to affiliate themselves with this com-
allied himself with their inter-
and will, this year, conduct the
Star Warehouse for them. Mr. Fox-
hall Is a valuable man, he is a
farmer and knows tobacco from
the plant bed to the factory and was
engaged in the warehouse business
for thirteen years, and the past six
years for himself in Greenville. A
hard worker and conscientious in all
of his dealings, he is a natural born
believer in high prices and never
turns loose a pile of tobacco as long
as there is a bidder. He has a wide
acquaintance in seven tobacco grow-
counties, is popular with the
buyers, has their fullest confidence and
is in position to gain the best prices.
The company also one of the
best auctioneers in the State, Mr. W.
T. Burton.
The officers of the Farmers
dated Tobacco Company O. L.
Joyner, president and executive
W. H. Jr. secretary and R. J.
treasurer. The board of
tors E. E, J. Marshall Cox,
Dr. Morrill, C. D. Smith, S.
V. Joyner. H. Jr., J. J.
Turn age, J. J. Laughinghouse, A. A.
Forbes, S. M. Jones and O. L. Joyner.
Mr O. L. Joyner, the president and
executive head, was also the most
active of the of this com-
From tin- earliest day of the
inception of the idea, when opposition
and adverse influences combined to
crush it down to today when success
and unanimous support mark the
changed conditions, he has with never-
failing courage and unswerving faith,
worked with tireless energy for the
success of the company. At the out-
set envious and malicious tongues
proclaimed that Joyner
his To-day those traducers
are silenced for facts prove that he
steadfastly refused to accept the
amount of salary voted by the board
of directors and voluntarily cut It
down per cent, and would not
low it proves whether
lie was only desirous of the
big end for He has given
to the affairs of the company his en-
tire time and it is largely to his fore-
sight, keen business judgment and
failing energy the credit is due for the
present flourishing condition of the
company's affairs.
Mr. Joyner came to Greenville in
and from that day to this has
earnestly striven to benefit the
of the farmer, both as warehouse-
man and grower. He has tried,
honestly and to find a
means to increase their profits,
whether it be tobacco, cotton, truck or
stock, seeking to improve the
and realize a greater profit. He
is himself a planter and practical
farmer and comes of forefathers who
were for generations planters, and
gives to his work the dignity of love
of labor, intelligent research and earn-
est endeavor.
He. with Mr. R. J. Cobb, were the
first men to put up a dollar to create
a tobacco market in Greenville. In
fact it was Mr. Joyner, who first had
the courage to establish a warehouse
here, at a time when there was little
tobacco grown in this section and is,





THE EASTERN REFLECTOR
to-day, only man here who was
in the tobacco industry from the start.-
Mr. Joyner operates a large farm in
Pitt county and Is a leading tobacco
planter.
Mr. R. J. is a leading citizen
and banker, president of the Green-
ville Hanking and Trust Company, a
large farmer and has always taken a
keen interest in the development of
I ho tobacco industry of Pitt county.
Mr. H. Jr., has been with
the company since its organization.
He is a young and aggressive business
man, long identified with the tobacco
industry here and has recently built
and is operating a large brick plant,
an important industrial acquisition to
the town.
THE NATIONAL BANK OF GREEN-
VILLE.
A Substantial and Progressive
Institution Under Able
Management.
The National Bank of Greenville
opened for business April 1906,
With a capital stock of
Though, but a comparatively new
financial to the town It to-
day occupies an enviable position for
it already has come to be recognized
as an important factor In the bank-
interests of this financial district
and is doing its full share in at-
WILEY BROWN'S RESIDENCE.
W. D. WILSON SON.
Car Lot Receivers and Distributors of
Flour, Meat, Corn, Hay, Oats
and Lime.
W. B. Wilson Son are doing n
large and successful business as car
lot receivers and distributors of food
stuffs. They handle immense
ties of flour, meat, corn, hay, oats
and lime, making car load lots a
specialty. They represent such prom-
companies as the Milling
Company, of Grand Rapids, Mich.,
soiling large quantities of their Royal
Patent flour; Armour and Company's
fresh and cured meats, lard, etc.,
making a leader of their
hams; J. II. of Norfolk, grain
and hay; Henry L. Hobart, of New
York, molasses, their
being a loader; Alexander Kerr Bros.
Co., of Baltimore, ground alum and
dairy salts, and other equally
of the country.
The territory covered by them ex-
tends for fifty miles around Green-
ville, and they enjoy a trade second
to none In their line in this section
of the State. They sell from three to
four hundred car lots per annum, and
arc prepared to fill orders at the
shortest notice and at lowest market
quotations.
Mr. W. B. Wilson, Sr., began this
business in 1885, and sold his first
bill of goods on the day his son, W.
B., Jr., now his partner, was born
Mr. Wilson is a native of Pitt county
and came to Greenville when a youth.
He has been successful, owns a con-
amount of property and is
a director in the Bank of Greenville.
Associated with him in business is
his son, W. B. Jr., who also en-
gaged in the real estate business, and
has listed with him a goodly Line of
city property. He also takes charge
of property for non-residents, collects
rents, pays insurance, etc. He is a
popular young man and has a host of
friends.
The firm of W. B. Wilson Son
occupy offices at Evans street.
public attention to Green-
ville. It has enjoyed the con-
from the day it opened its
doors, not so much on account of the
attractive capital with which it began
business, hut because the men who
are at its head are among the leading
and progressive citizens of this sec-
While conservative in their
management, yet the officers of the
bank are always liberal to any re-
liable business enterprise seeking as-
at their hands. The
so far done has far exceeded the
most sanguine hopes of the directorate
and it has become one of the strong
factors in the finances of this section.
It does a general banking business.
The accounts and collections of mer-
chants, corporations and Individuals
are respectfully solicited under terms
which are liberal and at the
same time consistent with sound
banking. It pays interest on time de-
posits and being organized under the
national banking laws, does a strictly
commercial business, loaning money
on approved collateral and personal
endorsement. It pays particular at-
to collections, issues letters of
credit, foreign and domestic ex-
changes, etc.
It has been the main object of the
management, during Its career, to
look after the small depositor with
the same degree of care as it does its
larger ones and it aims to show
form courtesy to each individual
It wishes to extend an
to capitalists, labor-
men, women and use
its superior banking facilities.
The National Bank of Greenville Is
always a particular friend to the
farmer, and has won a large
from this particular class of depositors
because of their friendly attitude,
fording him as they do every facility
and to handle his crop.
The bank has a capital stock of
surplus, deposits
about and loans and discounts
running about the same. Its reserve
depositories The National City
Bank of New York, the National Ex-
chance Bank of Baltimore, and they
have correspondents in the principal
cities of Virginia and North Carolina.
They occupy well arranged banking
quarters, Evans street, fitted with
modern fixtures, latest improved safe
of burglar-proof pattern and
well constructed vault; the bank is
equipped with a double automatic
burglar alarm system, Installed by the
Electric Bank Protection Company of
New York, who offer a reward of
to anyone who attacks it in
a manner without sound-
the alarm.
The National Bank of Greenville
has quickly gained a large and in-
line of accounts and has built
up a business which is highly
factory. This bank is a member of
the American Association
and North Carolina
The officers and directors are
all men who are thoroughly in touch
with the best interests of the com-
and men of keen business
judgment and approved experience
and integrity.
Its stockholders number over sixty
and its board of directors composed of
of the most representative man
of the town and county. They
F. G. James, H. W. Whedbee, J. P.
L. Tucker, G. E. Harris,
Dr. E. A. Jr, J. E. Winslow,
J. R. Harvey and J. L. Perkins.
Its Col. F. G. James,
president; J. P.
dent; J. W. Aycock, cashier and F. J.
Forbes, assistant cashier.
Col. James is a prominent and
attorney-at-law, a capitalist
this city and a man who has held
positions in the State. He has
served as State Senator from this dis-
and is now a member of the
Governor's staff. Col. James has done
his full share In the development of
the community and is popular
throughout this section of the State.
Mr. is a farmer of Grifton,
this county and has large property in-
Mr. Aycock Is the practical bank-
and active manager of this
and has had long years of
able experience. He was, for eleven
years with the Bank of Wayne at
Goldsboro and occupied the position
of assistant cashier in that bank for
Tour years before leaving. He then
accepted the position of State Bank
Examiner and filled the office in a
highly satisfactory manner. At the
organization of the National Bank of
WILEY BROWN.
A Successful Merchant Enjoying a
Large and Rapidly Growing
Trade.
Mr. Wiley Brown needs no intro-
to the people of Greenville
and Pitt county. He is a native of
this town, has resided here all of his
life and has conducted his present line
of business for six years. He handles
a general stock of dry goods, notions,
shoes, hats, caps and clothing for
men, youths and boys. He caters to
trade and carries an up-to-date
line of dress goods, trimmings, laces,
embroideries, and a fine line of novel-
ties, gloves, etc.
His clothing department is full of
high class and dependable goods and
prices are always the lowest consist-
with quality.
Close application to business and a
talented appreciation of the wants of
his trade, combined with honorable
business dealings and thorough in-
in all transactions is the basis
on which he has built up Its
and good business, and it is to-day
a monument to Mr. Brown's enter-
prise, push and good business
His store Is located at the corner of
Evans and street, is well stocked
and tastefully arranged.
Mr. Brown started in the
business in Greenville twenty
years ago and after a period of nine
years engaged in the tobacco business
and was one of the firm which built
the Star Warehouse here. After five
years in the tobacco business he sold
out his interests and engaged in his
present line. He has other mercantile
interests, a farm a short way east of
town and owns a handsome home on
Dickinson street.
HOTEL BERTHA.
The Leading Hotel of
C. Vines, Proprietor.
-C.
For many years Greenville suffered
the need of a commercial hotel, the
accommodations afforded by the town
being entirely inadequate to her re-
This need was filled by
the erection, in 1900, of the Hotel
Bertha, which was opened February,
1901, by Mr. C. C. Vines, an
and capable hotel man.
The building is a three-story brick
HOTEL C. VINES, PROPRIETOR.
Greenville, he was elected cashier and
removed to Greenville during April,
last year. Mr. Aycock is a genial and
popular gentleman, a thorough and
reliable banker and is filling the office
of cashier In this bank In a highly
creditable manner. He enjoys the
confidence and respect of all who
know him and in the man in
the right
Mr. Forbes is a popular young man
with a bright and promising future.
He went with this bank when it open-
ed and has had several ex-
in banking work. He re-
his business education in
more and has a host of friends in the
community. He is a member of the
board of aldermen, elected this year.
structure, containing thirty rooms, all
outside rooms, well and
lated and comfortably furnished. The
office, lobby, dining room and kitchen
is on the main floor, with parlors on
second floor. There are sample-rooms
at the service of travelers and
meet all trains. The entire house is
lighted with and all rooms
equipped with call bells. The patron-
age of the house always been
good and the service given Is adequate
and pleasing.
Mr. Vines is a genial and popular
gentleman, well liked by all who
know him and with a host of warm
personal friends among the traveling
fraternity. He a capable hotel man
of several experience and gives
THE EASTERN REFLECTOR
to the affairs of the house his entire
time and attention.
Mr. Vines is a native of Edgecombe
county, but has lived in Pitt county
since boyhood years. He came to
In 1898 and conducted tho
old King House until it was burned,
May, 1899. Before coming to Green-
ville he resided In where
he was engaged in mercantile
He is a member of the
of Commerce and owns property
here and farm Interests in Pitt
county.
Mr. West has been engaged in the
contracting business in Greenville
about seven years and takes charge of
the contracting end of this business.
Mr. York, the organizer of the bus-
the largest stock of clothing in east-
North Carolina, the same running
from to worth of
goods. He occupies a handsome store
room, corner of Evans end Fourth
is its practical head, as well street, fitted with up-to-date fixtures,
as general manager. He has been in
the mill business since 1892, and in
Greenville for five years. Before or-
this company, Mr. York was
engaged in contracting and building
here. He is a progressive and
man and has brought this industry
to a successful issue.
and employs four competent people.
Mr. Wilson began in the clothing
business in Greenville, for self, in
1893, with a new stock. Ho operated
the first exclusive clothing store here,
and has demonstrated the fact of be-
a successful merchant with far
more than usual ability and foresight.
chosen as the site of the East Caro-
Teachers Training School, con-
of twenty-one acres which has
been plotted, laid out in streets,
lighting facilities and is indeed an
ideal residence location. He has put
this upon the market and is offering
lots at most reasonable prices, sold on
cash or easy payment basis. Mr.
White has already sold a number of
lots on which have been erected some
very pretty homes. This plot is but
five walk from court
house and three the
THE
BUILDING AND
COMPANY.
Mr. Whitehurst, the capable book- He is a native of Greenville and has graded school. If you are con-
LUMBER
keeper and office man, came with this
company January, this year, and is
his position most efficiently.
a host of friends in this section
SAMUEL T. WHITE.
Manufacturers and Dealers, Whole-
sale in North Caro-
line Yellow Pine.
The lumber business is one of vast
Importance and the system whereby
mighty monarchs of the forest, grow-
In some remote place, are convey-
ed to the saw and planing mill, there
to be made into commercial lumber
house finish and shipped to wide-
divergent markets tho results
of the employment of much money,
brains and men. among
the well equipped lumber
enterprises of this part of the
State is The Building and Lumber
Company of Greenville.
The business was started in Jan-
1904, under the present title,
owned by R. J. Cobb, L. H. Pender,
and C. V. York, and in January, 1905,
the company was incorporated with
a capital stock of They ope-
rate a well constructed plant In the
southwest part of the town, east side
of Atlantic Coast Line Railway, where
they have ample shipping facilities
and special side track. The plant
covers about one acre and the build-
consist of a two story frame
factory building, feet, equipped
with full complement of wood work-
machinery, Including many special
machines, among which Is an auto-
lathe, for getting out turned
work. The dry kiln is feet,
with dally capacity of feet; the
boiler house, of Iron, is
feet and contains a H. P.
boiler. The engine is H. P. The
storage capacity is feet.
The Building and Lumber Company
manufacture sash, doors, mantels,
turned work, columns, stair work and
all kinds of interior and exterior fin-
and execute many special shapes
and sizes of doors and window frames,
to order from any design. They carry
in stock blinds and also
window glass in all sizes and grades.
In their planing mill they prepare
large quantities of dressed lumber and
ship both it and lumber in the rough
to northern and New England mar-
This company ships out from
twenty-five to thirty carloads per
month, and enjoy a successful and
rapidly growing trade. They buy in
immense quantities, taking the out-
put of several saw mills and also are
Interested in timber lands, so are well
prepared to execute all orders.
This company also do building
contract work in all of its branches
and take contracts for churches,
school houses, stores, factories, ware-
houses, etc., and do paving contract
work. They are now putting down a
large amount of work for
FRANK WILSON.
Dealer in General
ducting a large and Successful
Business.
Samuel T. White, successor to C.
A. White, Is a dealer in general mer-
and farm supplies. He
handles a full line of dry goods, no-
a home, don't fail to see
this property and investigate terms.
Mr. White invites you to call on him
and he will be glad to furnish any in-
formation desired.
Dealer in Fine Clothing, Shoes, Hats
and Men's Furnishings.
The establishment conducted by
Frank Wilson, as is well known,
pies a foremost position in tho com-
circles of Greenville. It has clothing, hats and shoes, also
forced its way steadily and success groceries, hardware and fertilizers,
fully to an enviable position. This He does a particularly large business
store under the management of Its in the supplying of farmer and plant-
owner Mr. Frank Wilson, has and handles farm implements,
BRICK WORKS.
FRANK WILSON'S, CLOTHING HOUSE.
ways maintained a high standard of
excellence and to-day as heretofore,
the same large stock is carried, the
same low prices prevail and only He-
lines and makes carried.
His excellent standing In eastern and
northern markets enables him to buy
goods at the lowest rates, a
farm and garden tools and harness.
His trade is an extensive one and his
customers receive the best of values,
coupled with every courtesy that can
be extended to them.
This business was established some
thirty years ago by Mr. C. A. White,
father of the present owner, who
to the business in 1895. He is
benefit he shares with his customers
the United Development Corporation reducing the margin of profit. He a capable and successful business man,
In Greenville Heights. buys only from such manufacturers of integrity and ability, and brings to
In their building contract work nave established reputations to his business an honest effort and care-
they enjoy a large business and have and understanding with these handling that has resulted In a
done some notable work, among which representative concerns is large and trade. The store quantities,
may be mentioned the residence of receive the first ship- Fifth streets and besides occupying
L. I. Moore, furnishing all the ma- an new and goods
in his lines that may be sold in this
section and thus he is always in the
van in showing his customers
So whether you want cloth-
A New Industry Just Started by W.
H. Dall, Jr.
Greenville is congratulating herself
on the acquisition of a new industry
that promises to become an important
factor in her industrial growth and is
a certain convenience to builders, con-
tractors and retail of this sec-
This is the new brick works,
built owned and managed by Mr. W.
II. Jr., an enterprising and pro-
business man well and favor-
ably known in Pitt county.
plant Is located south of the
city along the A. C. L., railway and
close to the main line of the Norfolk
and Southern railway, having side-
tracks from the former. It comprises
twenty-two acres of ground, underlaid
with a high quality of blue clay,
specially adapted to brick making. Mr.
Dall commenced constructing the
plant March 1st, and has it now in
operation. It is of the Steele machine
system, making an end-cut brick
which burns to a rich dark brown. All
the clay is handled by machinery with
Steele pugging machine, which mixes
the clay thoroughly and gives an en-
tire regular brick; this Is the latest
make of machinery for that particular
purpose and there are patent trucks
of latest type, for the carting of the
brick. The plant has a capacity of
brick per day and has three
kilns with total burning capacity of
brick and dry sheds of
brick at one time. The kiln and shed
capacity is to be increased within a
short period of time. The plant be-
operations May 15th, and is now
running to Its fullest capacity
from twenty-five to thirty men em-
ployed. Two double teams are used
to deliver the product to the local
trade.
This is the only brick industry in
Greenville and Is filling a long-felt
want. Mr. has already shipped
several car loads, but is aiming to
reserve his production for the local
trade as the demand is so great here
that he can sell his entire present pro-
at home. He is, however,
planning to double the capacity of his
plant and can then ship in larger
of which the stair and interior
work is very artistic. They executed
the work of the Methodist Church
In also the frames, stair
Is located ac the corner of Evans and
the main floor of the building, use the
second floor also and an additional
two-story warehouse in the rear of
store to house the immense stock
Mr. W. H. Jr., is a well
known young business man and
with other interests in this sec-
He is closely connected with
the tobacco industry, was engaged In
the warehouse business with Mr. O.
work, interior and exterior work for , or furnishings, hats carried. The business has been in its L. Joyner and with Mr. Joyner organ-
the annex to the Norfolk Protestant and present location since Us inception the Consolidated To-
Hospital at Norfolk. They employ th at and in the present building since Company, of which he has been
from twenty-five to thirty people in
their plant and a large force in the
contracting department.
In clothing handles such high class 1885. Mr. White has been connected
makes as the Com- with the store for nineteen years. He
Mr Cobb is a well known and in- Bostonian; and in shirts, the Eclipse. 1904 and again in 1906.
Mr. Wilson carries what is probably
east Greenville, adjoining the proper-
secretary and auditor since it was
formed,
Mr. was born and reared in
Snow Hill, Green county, and has
been a resident of Greenville nine
years. He Is secretary and treasurer
of the Commercial Knitting Company.
has expended in his
brick plant and is in a most
position to bring it to a successful
and highly paying condition.





THE EASTERN REFLECTOR
THE EASTERN REFLECTOR
W. J. TURNAGE.
Conducting First Class Baggage
Transfer and Buss Lines in
This City.
Greenville possesses a first class
baggage transfer and buss line, which
renders valuable service to merchants
and and is a great con-
to the traveling and com-
trade. This is operated
the title of the Greenville Trans-
fer Company, owned and operated by
Mr. W. J. Turnage. He makes a
specialty of baggage and the transfer-
ring of freight and express from depot
to town, having special wagons for
this purpose and uses only first class
teams, employing careful and
tent drivers and helpers. He is now
working nine teams and frequently-
uses as high as fourteen. Does all
kinds of heavy teaming, such as
handling of heavy freight, hauling
machinery, granite, brick, etc., In fact
all classes of transfer work. In his
merchandise transfer line. Mr. Turn-
age receives the freight at the depot,
pays all freight charges and takes en-
tire charge of transferring their mer-
to the dealers throughout
the town, an important feature and a
great convenience to the merchant.
He handles the express for the South-
Express Company and gives
prompt and satisfactory service. Mr.
Turnage also operates a buss and
him a splendid trade. Enter his well
appointed studio at any season of the
numbers, and the character of the
year and you will see the well known
faces of your townspeople in large
work attests that it is done by one
who thoroughly understands and
the higher phases of posing, fin-
and developing. Mr. Evans is
an artist in his line and his work is
always pleasing to the public. He
has all of the latest styles and every
appliance and apparatus known to
modern photographic art to aid him
in his efforts. He does everything
that is latest and best in photographic
art, also commercial photography and
enlarging in water-color, pastel
and crayon, also view works of all
kinds. He has made, practically, all
of the pictures used for cuts in this
edition and does a considerable
amount of high class commercial
He occupies a well appointed studio
on Dickinson avenue and has a full
equipment of first class apparatus.
His customers are assured, not only
of good work, but also of the readiest
accommodation and every at
his hands. He owns the property
where his studio is located, also a res-
on Dickinson avenue and a
farm near town.
Mr. Evans is a member of the
Association of Photo-
where he was engaged in the general
merchandise business for five years.
He owns a nice home and residence
property, and takes a keen interest in
the development of Greenville. He has
been secretary of the Chamber of Com-
since it was organized and is a
director in the Commercial Knitting
Mills and one of our representatives
business men.
EVANS BOOK STORE.
R. C. FLANAGAN.
Popular and Efficient Postmaster of
Greenville.
Perhaps in no other way does Green-
ville more strikingly demonstrate her
recent remarkable growth and
enterprise than by the increased
amount of business transacted by the
post-office in to that done a
few years ago. This office is a busy
one, and is conducted under a system
that has proven most expedient and
satisfactory.
The present capable and efficient
postmaster was appointed March
1904, by President Roosevelt, and
his regime many important
changes and improvements in service
and conduct of business have been
to the betterment of the
system and to the of
BAPTIST
hack line to and from the depots and
employs from to twelve people.
He is thoroughly reliable and re-
and gives to every order
his careful attention, prompt service
and reliable handling. Ho looks
after all details of the business him-
self and his customers receive the
best of service at his hands.
Mr. Turnage is a native of Green
county and has lived in Greenville
about fourteen years and has been in
this line of work for nine years. He
enjoys the confidence of the business
men of the town, is popular with all
who knows him and has gained the
respect of the entire community. He
has made his own way in the world
and gained his business solely by his
own unaided efforts. Public spirited
and liberal, he gives as freely as his
means permit to every worthy project
for the advancement or development
of Greenville. He is a member of the
Chamber of Commerce, the Red Men
and the Carolina Club.
C. E. BRADLEY.
R. T. EVANS.
A Photographer of Unusual Ability
Operating a First Class Studio.
Mr. R. T. Evans operates what is
known as here, and is
a photographic artist of unusual
and his fine work has brought
A Reliable Jeweler Enjoying the
Confidence and Esteem.
There is no business in which the
credulity of the patron is more at the
mercy of the dealer than that of the
jewelry trade and it is therefore es-
that such a dealer should have
the utmost confidence of the people or
the community in which he resides.
Undoubtedly such a man is C. E.
Bradley. He has been engaged in the
jewelry business here for the past
three years, has won the respect,
esteem and patronage of a large pro-
portion of the people of this county
and that he has ever imposed upon a
patron is not on record.
He carries a well selected stock of
diamonds, gold goods, cut glass, silver,
cutlery, china, art goods,
clocks, musical goods, novelties, etc.
His goods are sold on their merit and
his motto is,
He handles the famous Libby cut-glass,
the Graham silver, a well selected
stock of fancy china, imported and
domestic, hand-painted French china
and a particularly fine line of high
grade umbrellas. His store at
Evans street is well arranged and fit-
with handsome display in an
artistic and pleasing manner.
Mr. Bradley is a native of Edge-
county, this State, and came
here three ago from
A Well Stocked and High Class Book
Store Conducted by W. F.
Evans.
Book Store shows a careful-
selected and large line of stationery,
books for schools, carrying probably
the largest line of school books in the
section, library and homes, office
supplies and blank books, magazines
and periodicals, pictures, novelty and
art goods, fancy china and
novelties and leather goods and a
general line of base ball supplies
sporting goods. Mr. Evans has the
sale here for the celebrated Edison
Phonograph, carrying in stock records
of the most popular music and also
handles sheet music.
The store is located at Evans
street, is modernly fitted with hand-
some cases and the stock is displayed
in an attractive manner.
Mr. Evans owns the property where
his store is located, beginning
in this room in October, 1904. He
has spent nearly all of his life here
and before beginning business was en-
gaged in educational work in Pitt
county. Through his work he
ed an intimate knowledge of the book-
wants of the schools for town and
county and is successfully catering to
them. Himself a student and reader
enables him to more thoroughly
the wants of his patrons
CHRISTIAN CHURCH.
the patrons.
When he took the office the general
delivery did not open until A. M.,
and closed at P. M. It is now open
from A. M., to P. M., and
again for a half hour after the even-
mail is put up. Since he took
this office Mr. Flanagan has had an
increase of salary each fiscal year,
and at the present rate of increase
shown for the first quarter of this
year, it is only a matter of a short
time until this office will be raised
from third to second class, which will
warrant the appointment of an assist-
ant postmaster and an increase of
clerks.
Mr. Flanagan has proven a decidedly
popular official and was appointed to
this office without opposition in the
community. He is well known
throughout this section, is a native of
Greenville, educated in Greenville
schools and a graduate of Georgetown
University, with degree of Bachelor of
Law. He spent twelve years in Wash-
D. C, in government service,
and during his residence there, he,
read law. He returned to Greenville
in 1903, and practiced law until his
appointment as postmaster. He is
ably assisted In the office by B. C.
Pearce, Jr., and J. W. both
popular and obliging young men.
J. L. CARPER.
A Popular Merchant Handling Cloth-
Shoes, Hats and Men's
Furnishings.
The store of J. L. Carper is fast
winning favor and a decidedly gratify-
trade. It is stocked with a gen-
line of men's and boy's wearing
apparel, including clothing, furnish-
hats, shoes, etc. The line of
goods carried is of medium price and
of popular style and patterns. The
business is well established and the
trade of gratifying This
business was formerly known as the
Hub Clothing Company and has been
conducted by Mr. Carper for two and
a half years. Last December he ac-
quired It and since then has added to
the stock, improving both quality and
quantity and is gradually adding new
and up-to-date lines. He has many
good genuine bargains to offer as he
is anxious to close out the stock
from that of the Hub Clothing Com-
Mr. Carper has had eleven
experience in the business and
Is a capable and energetic business
man with a host of friends. He is a
self-made man and has succeeded by
his own unaided efforts and fully de-
serves the success that Is crowning
his work.
GREENVILLE SUPPLY COMPANY.
Successful and Well Established Whole-
sale Dealers in Groceries, Cured
Meats, Tobacco, Etc.
The Greenville Supply Company be-
business here ten years ago; they
give to the business their entire time,
foresight and careful management and
have gained a substantial and gratify-
trade. The stock carried is one
of the heaviest in Pitt county and
everything foreign and do-
in staple and fancy groceries,
choice teas and coffees, flour, tobacco,
snuffs, cured meats and in fact every-
thing usually found in a first class
house of this nature. The goods
handled are of the best and
the prices quoted are the lowest
market rates. The trade of this house
is large and widespread. The ac-
and connections, both with
producers and consumers are of a
streets and after four years sold to
Mr. Wiley Brown and engaged In
farming for a year. After a lapse of
another year he engaged in grocery
business in his present location and
January this year, closed out his
grocery stock and put in dry goods
and clothing. Mr. Patrick has
in his business affairs and
owns a nice home on Greene street,
completed this year.
J. W. BRYAN.
present location and is a thoroughly
practical man in his line. He knows
when, where and how to
and sells strictly for cash, and has but
one price to all, his customers reap the
benefit of this policy by gaining
merchandise at lower Mr.
Wilkinson is a native of Pitt county,
born on a farm in Farmville township
and has been a resident of Greenville
fourteen years. He is one of our
capable and representative merchants
and enjoys a trade that speaks for
itself as to his popularity and ability.
Experienced Druggist, Conducting a
Reliable and Well Established
Drug Store.
The well appointed pharmacy con-
ducted by J. W. Bryan, located corner
of Evans and Fourth streets, Is noted
for its general excellence, its purity
and worth of stock carried. He
handles full and complete lines of
drugs and sundries, pro-
J. W. BRYAN'S DRUG STORE
most advantageous character and en-
ables it to give advantages to its
patronage unsurpassed by any other
house and is an important feature in
its popularity and in its increasing
growth of business.
One salesmen covers the surround-
territory and another looks after
the town trade. The company
a large warehouse on
son avenue near the tracks of the A.
C. L., railway.
The business is operated by J. W.,
J. S., and E. B. Higgs, under the title
of the Greenville Supply Company;
these gentlemen have other interests
here, own considerable property in and
about the town and conduct a business
that is of decided benefit and credit to
Greenville.
B. E. PATRICK COMPANY.
Dealers in General Merchandise,
Handling a Varied and
Stock.
The store conducted by B. E.
Patrick Company is well and favor
ably known to the people of Pitt
county and Greenville. It shows a
well selected stock of dry goods, ladies
furnishings, hosiery and underwear,
clothing, shoes and hats. Particular
attention is given to the clothing,
shoes and men's furnishing depart-
and such excellent makes of
clothes are handled as the
Company's full line and other
equally meritorious. In shoes a leader
is made of the brand for men
and children, and In shoes hos
a fine line made specially for the
trade.
The store is well arranged and at-
fitted, located in the Patrick
block, Evans street.
Mr. B. E. Patrick is a son of Mr.
B. F. Patrick, one of Greenville's well
known and substantial citizens and a
large property owner. Mr. Patrick,
Jr., was born and raised in Pitt county
and has resided in Greenville about
ten years. He began his business
career when but eighteen years old, in
the dry goods house of H. C.
Company and after working a year
formed a partnership with Mr. W. B.
Green, under the firm name of Patrick
ft Green, corner of Evans and Fifth
medicines, toilet articles,
supplies, fine stationery, per-
fumes and soaps, candies, cigars, to-
and sundries. A first-
class soda fountain adds to the
of this establishment.
The store is fitted with modern and
attractive drug fixtures, plate-glass
floor-cases and every convenience.
The prescription department is well
equipped and the utmost care is
in every particular. and
is the motto and it is sacred-
carried out. A registered
look after this department.
This business has been operated by
Mr. Bryan for eight years. He is a
registered pharmacist of twenty-two
years experience, and came to Green-
ville from Plymouth, N. C, where he
was engaged in the same line for
teen years. During his residence in
Plymouth, he served that town as may-
or for five years and an efficient
and popular official. He owns a
property here residing on Eighth
street and has property in Norfolk.
Mr. Bryan is progressive in his ideas
and takes a keen interest in Green-
material growth and prosperity.
C. L. WILKINSON COMPANY.
A. B. ELLINGTON COMPANY.
Conducting a Well Appointed Racket
and Book
, Factor to Economic
Buyers.
A. B. Ellington is well known to
the buyers of Greenville and Pitt
county and located at Evans street,
his store is a well patronized one. He
conducts a well appointed Racket
Store, carrying in stock a full line of
fancy goods. Imported and domestic
china, cut glass, household goods in
tinware, wood and wood-
en-ware, also pictures, picture frames,
etc.
He carries in line a full stock of
school books, all books adopted by the
State Board of Education and was
selected by the committee
as one of the dealers in Pitt county.
He also carries a general line of school
supplies, books, magazines and station-
bibles, gift books, blank books,
office supplies, etc., and a particularly
heavy line of holiday goods in season.
Mr. Ellington came to Greenville in
1887 from Richmond, Va., of which
State he is a native. He is an expert
mechanic and conducted tho Green-
ville Iron Works for seven years. He
engaged In the Racket Store business
in 1894; after a year's time sold it to
Zeno Moore Brother, and accepted a
position with J. B. Cherry Company,
remaining with them nine years and
then re-purchased the Racket Store
from Zeno Moore Company. He has
increased the stock and made changes
and improvements and gained a
trade.
Mr. Ellington is a member of board
of directors of the Chamber of Com-
and is an active worker
that body.
company calling on the local trade.
This company are extensive buyers In
the producing markets of the country,
have excellent trade connections and
are enabled to obtain the season a
choicest products in all lines. This
house has won deserved popularity
patrons knowing that are goods
cured from the Greenville Wholesale
wherever their trade has extended,
Company are equal to any on the
market in quality or variety and the
prices quoted as low as any rival con-
Their thoroughly progressive
business methods and upright com-
dealings have been prominent
factors In winning the success
achieved and the house has an
able position among our mercantile
enterprises. They make special effort
to safeguard the interests of their
patrons and extend every possible
and accommodation.
The members of the firm are D. S.
Smith and W. J. both gentle-
men are well known in this section
and they and the business they con-
duct are a credit to the city.
Mr. Smith has property in Green-
ville and a farm near town, and Mr.
owns farm property in Green
county and has mercantile interests
in N. C.
THE J. F. DAVENPORT COMPANY.
Prominent and Successful Business
Concern, With an Extensive
Trade.
The J. F. Davenport Company is
among our best known, most thorough-
established and well patronized
general mercantile establishments and
draws a large trade from all parts of
Pitt county and adjacent country.
They carry a large stock and are
through their honest dealings, just
values and ready accommodation to
customers.
They carry a full line of
including dry goods, and
men's furnishings, underwear,
notions, gloves, silks, laces, trimmings,
piece goods, etc. Also a full line of
men's and children's shoes,
handling the Regina and
Conducting a Mercantile Establish-
that Does a Large
C. L. Wilkinson Company carry
a stock that embraces complete lines
of staple and fancy dry goods, notions,
underwear, hosiery and ladies and
men's furnishings, also a general line
of clothing, hats and caps and a full
stock of and men's shoes, a
specialty being made of fine shoes.
In all their lines they handle the
makes of reliable and well established
manufacturers and prices are always
the lowest obtainable commensurate
with the quality of goods offered.
They handle the Young Brother's hats,
the F. F. clothing and
the Hannah shoes, indeed the entire
stock embraces the best known makes
of goods.
The store is located at Evans
street and the stock is well arranged
for proper display.
Mr. Wilkinson commenced
in Greenville twelve years ago in his
MRS. M. E. WILSON'S RESIDENCE.
GREENVILLE WHOLESALE CO.
Successful Wholesale Dealers In
Heavy Groceries, Cured Meats,
Flours, Etc.
The Greenville Wholesale Company
started in business in April, 1906, and
their trade has far exceeded the ex-
of the management. They
handle a general line of heavy
cured meats, flour, tobaccos,
cigars, cigarettes, candies, crackers,
and a full line of canned and bottled
goods. The company occupies a well
appointed store-room on Evans street,
and have additional warehouse in
rear of store. They cover a territory
of from to miles around Green-
ville and keep one traveling
on the road, members of the
lines and popular and dependable
makes in all lines. They also carry
heavy groceries for the farm
business and fertilizers.
The business was started in 1903 by
Mr. J. F. Davenport, the present
head, and the company was
ed under its present title in January,
1907, with J. P. Davenport, of
president; J. F. Davenport, secretary
and treasurer. The latter gentleman
takes the entire charge of the
He Is a native of Pitt county,
born in where his father, Mr.
J. R. Davenport has been a merchant
for forty years, in which line of
he is still engaged and also a
large planter in the county. Mr. J.
F. Davenport owns farm lands in Pitt
county and has other Interests in
Greenville.





THE EASTERN REFLECTOR
Factories Must be Built
tor Greenville
Manufacturers are Invited
to Investigate the Advantages Offered
in a score of progressive and rapidly-growing towns along the lines of the
NORFOLK SOUTHERN RAILWAY.
The plants now located here are making money, but there's room and
raw material for more. Let us tell you about our advantages.
H F. L. Land and Industrial Agent, Norfolk Ry., Norfolk, Va.
A tobacco factory is needed, and if it cannot
he had Greenville should at least be able to
secure the location of one of the proposed
Tobacco Storage Warehouses. The
town's importance as a tobacco center is too
great and the necessity for permanently hold-
its tobacco trade too vital a matter for
Greenville to longer overlook the necessity for
guaranteeing its permanency. This can best
be done, as has been demonstrated in the his-
of other tobacco towns, such as Durham,
and Danville, by the establish
of tobacco-manufacturing plants.
The principle further applied that the place
to locate a manufacturing enterprise is where
raw material can be had at small cost suggests
Greenville as an ideal place for the location of
wood-working plants of all kinds. That a
furniture factory would pay handsomely has
been demonstrated in of similar
enterprises in this section of the State. For
instance, a town not many miles away has a
factory that was established less than fifteen
years ago on a capital of Since its
establishment it has paid an annual cash
to its stockholders of twenty-five per
cent., and in addition has from time to time
declared stock dividends until the capital stock
has been increased from the original
to without the expenditure of a single
cent on the part of the stockholders. There
is no reason why this experience should not be
repeated in Greenville, since Greenville has
quite as good, if not superior, advantages for
a furniture factory.
The supply of gum timber in Pitt and ad-
joining counties also presents advantages for
WITH the completion of a new line of
railway and the establishment of the
Eastern Training School, Greenville has en-
upon a new era and must now for
the building of
The first effect of the new railway will be a
readjustment of transportation facilities, and
that in turn means a wider distribution of
merchandise over the territory contiguous to
the town.
The coming the Training School must
add materially to the population, and will be
an advertisement of the city and its
Of course, the great thing is the enlarge-
of trade and the establishment of new
lines of business, but in connection with this
must come the building of new factories if
Greenville is to the city that it ought
to be and that it will be, if its advantages and
resources are properly exploited.
Hut outside capital is not enough. The
people of a town must show their faith in it
by themselves investing. There are many
enterprises that are needed in Greenville and
the success of which would assured from
the start. Many of these could lie established
by local capital. It is well known that smaller
industries are comparatively more profitable
to a town than large ones. Why should not
more enterprises lie started on local capital
There is nothing so reassuring to the outside
investor as to find the people of a town put-
ting money into enterprises themselves at the
same time that they invite outside capital to
come in and invest.
Greenville needs a cotton factory. Its knit-
ting mill is Hooded with orders and has
in the yarn with which to
its products. A local market is there-
fore at hand for a considerable part of the out-
put of a cotton mill. This condition has ex-
for a long time. In the meantime there
is capital enough in Greenville and county
seeking investment to readily build the much-
needed mill. Why should not a movement be
started to bring about the desired result A
properly conducted mill would net a handsome
profit to those owning stock in it, would give
employment to a large number of people,
would distribute a great amount of money
among the merchants and business men and
add largely to the population and commercial
importance of town.
the location in Greenville of factories using
the gum timber, such as plants for making
pie-plates, butter-dishes, trays, roller-
pins, bowls, wooden scoops, box and
other articles which can made of gum at
much smaller cost than they are now being
manufactured in the North, of maple, beech
and birch. It is claimed for the gum product
that it is not only very much cheaper than
that made of other timbers, but that it is
in quality. The time is not far distant
when wood working plants of all sorts will
have to move South, since the recent intro-
of gum into the manufacture of a
great number of articles has directed
to the enormous supply of the raw mate-
rial in this section. Here is an opportunity,
not only for Greenville, but for all the towns
in eastern North Carolina, either to start
of this sort on local capital or to interest
outside capital in their establishment.
Then there are a number of other enter-
prises suited to this section that might be
such as cotton-seed oil mills, fertilizer
factories, canning factories and the like. The
raw material for all such plants is easily ob-
here at low pi ices, and transportation
to the northern markets are good, with favor-
able freight rates.
In these days of sharp competition the
manufacturer must look for his profit in cheap
raw material, low transportation rates and the
ability to turn out the manufactured product
at a lower cost than his competitors, without
affecting its quality. Conditions in this sec-
favor such a result. Factory sites may
be had in Greenville at little or no cost, the
raw material is practically at the factory door
and the labor supply is adequate; labor
troubles are unknown, and competing rail-
roads, together with water transportation, in-
a low freight rate for all time.
Eastern North Carolina not only has rich
and varied resources, it has many towns that
possess unusual advantages for the location of
manufacturing enterprises. But no town in
the South possesses advantages superior to
those offered by Greenville for such enterprises
as are above named.
Anyone desiring to locate a factory or
change their place of residence will be fur-
with any information concerning the
advantages of Greenville by the editor of this
paper ; the Secretary of Greenville Chamber
of Commerce, or by F. I,. Merritt, Land and
Industrial Agent, Norfolk Southern Rail-
way Co., Norfolk, Va.
FARMS FOR
The Richest Land; The Finest Climate.
There is no better real estate investment anywhere to-day, barring; none, than
good farm property on
NORFOLK SOUTHERN RAILWAY.
Though land values are rapidly are far below the price of similar
lands elsewhere. Why not boy while they are low Let us send you descriptive
pamphlet. . i j j . ,
F. L. MERRITT, Land and Industrial Agent, Norfolk Ry. Norfolk, Va.
D. J. Editor and Owner.
Truth In Preference Fiction.
ONE DOLLAR PER YE
VOL. No.
GREENVILLE, PITT COUNTY NORTH CAROLINA. AUG
NO.
Filed for Reference.
S. De
The foundation for the Raleigh letter to the editor from
Railroad depot a
paragraph which we take
liberty of
i to
RAILROADS GIVE- Ur
I Passenger Agent C- H.
The agreement made yesterday afternoon in the office of the the Seaboard Air Idaho, July In the
Governor of North Carolina by Governor Glenn for the State, and that to a bright a beautiful
counsel of the Southern and Z
wish to congratulate you,;, on behalf of their roads, by which the cent rate y finds it to take w
upon your edition descriptions
Barnes and Spring streets has at
last been finished the general counsel . , . . ., n,
take
of the building. upon your edition descriptions effect by and by which a procedure of an Nos b the
point to Greater Greenville, which I by the all present indict Ch and
brick structure, have read a to end. is a complete vindication of the position and demands ton this effect Frank
appointments pleasure have tor menu, t surrender of the railroads to August. Only yesterday the
the first day of July. The full text of the important by s -f Judge
which the sovereignty of Sate is acknowledged h a. Mb , reason. Th impression
I The railroad puts the 21-cent rate into effect not later than I that it I to to l
August
But the in
was fraught v.
and
as
to the possibility of securing a
Officer.
New York. July M.
Carter, the who betrayed
Chester the paying
teller of the Windsor Trust com-
stole to the
has been indicted re-
wiving stolen goods.
says he gave he, the
in cash and she
took when he was not
looking.
The officers of
Greenville Encampment No.
I. O. O. F. were installed at
1907. . , . a tow, weeks I of the laws
Th State to appeal from the order of Judge order w for d ,
. . . . . f i continuance of the ,.;
R C. Flanagan Scribe; U. w. The Southern Railway appeal to the Supreme Court of North ,
High D D. Over- . County case, and if the case is there deeded
ton. Senior Warden; L. H. j ft to J the by writ of error the Supreme court
Scribe; J. R.
Kansas City. July
Ida and Lidia Conley,
Indians, has begun an arm-
ed guard over the graves of their
ancestors in Huron in
Kansas City. Kan., recently or-
sold by the
The sisters threaten to shoot the
first person who may attempt to
remove bodies.
Congress the sale
of the cemetery, set aside for
many years as a tribal burying
ground, n-d a division of the
money among the remaining
members of the
first removing the bodies The
Conley sisters say they will not
permit the graves to be touched,
and today they began the erect-
ion of a shanty near the
Depot.
Goldsboro, July 29.- An
rule has been served upon
the several railroads entering
here, by the corporation
commission, notifying them that
the union passenger station tor
Goldsboro must be completed ac-
cording to the plans submitted
by the railroads and approval by
the commission last January, by
November under penalty.
Deed.
United States Senator Pettus
of Alabama died last night at
o'clock at Hot Springs from the
effects of a fit of apoplexy, with
which he was seized while at
the breakfast yesterday
morning. His entire body was
paralyzed, and he never recover-
ed consciousness since that time.
Asheville Citizen.
A. C. J. W; H.
R. Harris, I. S; James Brown.
S; D. C Moore. 1st watch; J.
J. Cherry, 2nd watch; E. A
3rd watch; S. T. White,
4th watch; Griffin, Guide;
W. J- and F. J- Forbes.
Guards to the tent.
the United States.
League if d.
j The Eastern ball league
For Wife.
ed and argue together and determined. . has disbanded for
The State at its option to indict the Coast Line m one
played Saturday.
; All and prosecutions mow pending to be dismiss ,
ed and no other indictments or prosecutions to be for any,
alleged violation the law. up to the time the new rate is
. . ;. can
case.
SHOOTS THEN SELF.
. of
circumstantial evidence and
the corroboration of a confessed
It was also freely
predicted that, in the event
Haywood's acquittal, the State
would abandon
of his associates Charles
H Moyer, president of the Fed-
and George A Pettibone.
of Denver from
counsel and from Governor
Gooding, issued today, dispel
this view of the situation-
Clarion, July 29.-After
wearing a heavy beard forty
. .
suits pending final determination of the questions involved
o'clock in her home at the
Glenn for President.
Washington, D. C . July
An editorial in the New York
mentioning Governor
was that he was taken for a
tramp and landed in the cooler
by the city marshal.
first asked for a hand-
out, but was refused. He
sought to embrace his wife, and
the screams of the latter result-
ed in his for two
hours before the family could be
convinced that it was really
says it is his last joke.
suits
wearing a heavy beard forty to a in this arrangement
years, Stephen pending before Judge Pritchard
.-. v ,. for a signed
ALFRED P.
ALEXANDER P. HUMPHREY.
Counsel for the Southern Railway Company.
R B. GLENN.
Governor.
Messrs Thorn and Humphrey also as counsel for the Southern
Railway Company undertake that the Southern Railway no
proceedings because
done by any the State officers in connection with the rate
and will do what it canto prevent the of an
such contempt proceedings.
This arrangement between the Southern Railway and R- P.
is also assent., to by George bob
for A Nelson Buckley and complainant,.
Helton General Counsel for the Atlantic Line Railroad
except that they do not consent that the
shall be indicted in one case U a at
leaving the State at liberty to do as its sense of duty may
-News and Observer.
Raleigh, July 29.-Judge R. B-
Peebles was here today in con-
with Gov. Glenn, regard-
the trial of the Anson
that the judge has
just concluded at Monroe. He
says the juries in both cases
were throughly justified in re-
turning verdicts of not guilty
and that several of the most -m.
witnesses for the state
succeeded in making
of in the course they
pursued-
corner of Morehead street and
the Southern Railway. Mr.
Powers, her husband was
found in an unconscious state on
the floor near her, and both had
been shot through the head with
a pistol. It is thought
that Powers will not survive
The news of the double i rime
shocked the community this
morning. It is said, and there
is every evidence that the fact
is true, that Powers murdered
his wife and then shot himself, j
The woman was shot through the j
forehead, the bullet entering just
at th right of the media line.
Powers shot himself below the
right ear, aid when picked up,
was barely breathing.
is attention
here. A gentleman from the
State announced today that a
Glenn Democratic Presidential
club has already organized
the scene
of the birthplace of the Governor.
The organizers of this club have
taken initiative in a move-
to recognize the Governor's
efforts in behalf of the fight for
Rights.
of
at the
Jamestown exposition, Va.
July 29.-One of the
which the
will see in curly August
, ill i. Knights of Columbus and
posed that the which on
about o'clock last night.
Cheated
29.-After suffering agonizing
College Sold.
Carolin.
I North Week, which is
C- July I from August 12th to 19th,
I find the largest attendance of
e the year at the Ex
Knock Hi. BUck Off.
Mass., July
a man followed my wife and I
was big enough, I would knock
his block remarked Judge
Abbott this morning, during the
trail of David Meister. of Water-
town, charged with using profane
language to Mrs. Louisa Cross-
man, of the same town-
Mrs. stated that the
defendant annoyed her more or
less for the last two years by
following her on the street.
The court asked her if she
told her husband, that Meister.
had been and she
replied that she had several
times.
large a man is your
asked the judge-
than
replied Mrs.
It was at this point that Judge
Abbott nude the remark referred
to.
Claremont Female College at
Hickory, which has been under
the control of individuals, has
passed to the Reformed Synod of
North Carolina and will fas the
future be under the control of
this body. Rev. Dr. W. B.
of Salisbury, becomes
president, and
of the faculty of Bit
Seminary, dean of the new
under the new order of
things. Professor will
continue at Mt. for the
year, however, in of
a contract, and will not formally
become the head of Claremont
until the fall of 1908.
Post
for days from year at the own EX-
effects of a quantity of carbolic position Tho estimate of
acid, taken with the of i North Carolinians for the week
self destruction. Thomas according to
dings, an aged white man who are m closest touch
to the Grim Monster of the situation. August 15th
Death at o'clock yesterday. Governor's Day, and this will
morning- The end came at the attendance the days
Twin City Hospital, where he when President was
was taken Tuesday morning Expositor. Georgia
few hours after it was will almost
that he had taken the There will Le special
Failed to Make Tax
Raleigh N C July 29.-The
North Corporation
Commission today issued a war-
rant against the South and
Western railway it with
failing to make returns of its
for assessment for
taxes The penalty for violation
of this law is with for
every day's delay. The South
and Western is the railroad be-
from Johnson City,
Tenn., to Marion. N. and is
backed by Thomas F. Ryan and
other Northern capitalists.
Partly cloudy weather,
tonight or Wednesday.
Thus the law has been prevented trains from all
from meting out justice to one; North, points, and the
who, if the accusations, are true, capacity of the railroads
richly deserved the full limit of the week is over
punishment. Every North Carolinian who can
go should take advantage this
opportunity.
Dr Improving.
High Up i- World.
Yesterday we made mention of
Mr. G H Jones, Warrenton,
Stole From Corpse.
, Little Rock. Ark-. July 29.-
the of the
from John Parnell. a
dead man, and burying in
the scanty whit undershirt
furnished by the hospital,
despite claim that they
had bought the shroud, Bud
Jackson, an undertaker was
denied the charge, fined and sentenced to
but was found guilty and fined months m jail.
. The many friends of Rev. R.
H. Whitaker, D D. has
been ill. during the
past few weeks, will be we a train Sunday
learn he is much improved, with The Free
pie assurance from his doctor
that-he will soon on our, Upon the reporter
street if there is no serious that Mr. Jones measures
Dr. has been feet and nine inches, in his
a great but his feet, weighs
age he. ha Ms afflictions
Shot at One, Killed
In an Saturday
night, six miles of
Wilson, on Williams and Howard
near Mr. John
ho. Will shot and
killed Riley Faison.
and another
named Robert it seems,
because involved in a dispute
over barbecue which
was selling and
to pay for the amount
chased by him.
walked about twenty
steps the hi.-1
His
readers his
letters lately may expect to see
him out Boon.-News and
is years old and still growing.
Mr. Jones has two brothers
The national convention f
Knights of Columbus meet
at the exposition August
and it is expected that the at-
will be the the
order has known in recent years.
trains will be run
from South and West.
from Chicago and the-
N will make the
v on
w Chicago at
a. m., Saturday. August 3rd. and
will make a stop at Plymouth.
Indiana, and Fort Wayne.
and will at Pitts-
burg, Pa . at in the evening.
The party will arrive in Wash-
at o'clock morn-
will at once board a
palatial steamer, City of
for n delightful trip
down the famous Potomac river,
stopping at Mt. and Old
Point Comfort, also passing the
of warships, and will arrive
in Norfolk at on Sun-
day evening 4th-
will be offered on the boat on
Sunday morning by per-
mission of His Eminence, the
Cardinal.
Cardinal Gibbons will be the
guest-of honor on this special
day, tho manage-
has taken particular care
in preparing a program befitting
lbs occasion, as follows
and tired at Upon the of
pullet missing its mark and en- the gates
of the exposition he Will be met
by a fifty and es-
to the auditorium build
breast
pat-1 his right arm. stood
reporters personal a.-d quivered for a moment, fall-
four and in his tracks.
Earnest Times.
where the of
will take place at
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Eastern reflector, 26a 07 1907
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The Eastern Reflector was a newspaper published in Greenville, N.C. It later became known as the Daily Reflector.
Date
July 26, 1907
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