"Greenville Tobacco Warehouse", Eastern Reflector, 9 September 1891
GREENVILLE TOBACCO WAREHOUSE
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1, NAMED AS OPENING DAY.
Get Your Tobacco Ready and Bring it to Greenville.
The stockholders of the Greenville Tobacco Warehouse Company held a meeting
Saturday and perfected arrangements for the management of their warehouse,
now nearing completion, and selected Thursday, October 1st, as opening,
day. The first sales upon the warehouse floor will take place that day.
The company have made excellent selections in the men who are to conduct
the business of the warehouse, as these names will show: G. F. Evans,
General Manager; O. T. Forbes, Floor Manager; O. L. Joyner, Book-keeper;
R. J. Hart, Auctioneer.
The REFLECTOR would hardly presume to offer a word of recommendation to Mr.
Evans. He is the pioneer tobacco grower of the county and the success with
which its cultivation here has met is due largely to him. Everybody knows
what an upright, reliable man he is and the general management of the
warehouse could not have been placed in better hands.
Mr. O. T. Forbes is a young man who has had experience at handling tobacco
and will make an excellent floor manager. He was one season with Davis &
Gregory, at Oxford, in this capacity.
Mr. O. L. Joyner will admirably fill the position of book-keeper. He is a
graduate of the Commercial College at Kentucky University, where he took a
special business course.
Mr. R. J. Hart, the auctioneer, is from Henderson. He has had large
experience in the tobacco warehouse work and knows all about every
department of it. He was with D. Y. Cooper four years. Besides being
auctioneer he will buy for a large manufacturing establishment.
These men selected to conduct the warehouse will begin work for it at once.
This week Messrs. Evans and Hart go to Richmond and Danville to interest
buyers in this market and to arrange with the factories to take the
purchases of the warehouse. Next week Mr. Joyner will visit Henderson,
Oxford and Durham securing buyers and acquainting himself with warehouse
One thing is sure: Pitt county tobacco is wanted, it will be sought after,
and the buyers are going to come here to get it.
Now a word to the farmers. Greenville is going to be as good a market as
there is in the State and tobacco will bring just as high prices here as
anywhere. Bring your tobacco here and the amount saved in freights and
traveling expenses will be that much clear profit, over what you can get
by taking it elsewhere.
Steps should begin at once for building prize houses and another
|Citation:|| "Greenville Tobacco Warehouse," Eastern Reflector (Greenville, NC), September 9, 1891.|
|Location:|| North Carolina Collection, Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27858 USA|
|Call Number:||NoCar Microfilm GvER-1 Display Catalog Record|