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FRIDAY, JANUARY j 28, -1921.
THE INDEPENDENT, ELIZABETH CITYi N. C.
Meeting Here Discussed Need
For Warehouse to Hold
Crops of Four
One of the most interesting
features of th farmers' meeting
in the courthouse here-last Sat
urday was a discussion of the
necessity for a warehouse . suffi
cient to hold the combined . cot
ton crops of the four counties of
Perquimans, Pasquotank, Cam
den and Currituck. The discus
sion was the outcome of a meet
ing of farmers "from the four
counties stressing the necessity
for cooperation in the face of the
present high prices of fertilizer. .
For some time now the farmers have
been agitated over high fertilizer .prices
and .have held frequent meetings here
in order to devise means to combat what
they believe is a combine on the part of
fertilizer manufacturers to keep the pri
ces in the neighborhood of what they
were last yeaq
About 100 farmers were present at
last Saturday's meeting representing
many sections of the different counties.
R. E. I. Griggs" of Powell's Point was
elected chairman. W. G. Newby, an en
terprising farmer.. from Perquimans was
there and he was the promoter of the
The farmers believe that a centrally
located warehouse of sufficient size to
accomodate the crops raised on the
.farms in this section would be a big as
set to the section and would add mate
rially to its financial ability to launch
bigger crops at the beginning of each
succeeding year. They are beginning to
realize the great impoverishing lack of
organization amoijg the farmer class,
and are more able to appreciate the ad
vantages of unity and cooperation. The
average grower of cotton has no ade
quate buildings to house '-his crops, con
sequently much that might be held must
be sold on nthat account.- Then they
lack means or prospects to tide them
over the. intervening seasons and must
sell for what ever prices are available.
With warehousing facilities capable
of the utmost in storage for their cot
ton or other products, they believe they
would be able to store away the greater
part f the agricultural output depentf
ant on uncertain market conditions.
With the safety of their produce as
sured, and with the money they would
be able to raise on short time loans,
they would feel secure enough to wait
for higher prices.
.. The proposition has been encour
aged for sometime and it is now believed
the time is' ripe to launch it. 'Another
meeting will be held in the courthouse
here Saturday, January 29, , and furth
er discussion of , the matter is contem
plated.,. The fertilizer discussion brought out
figures' gathered by ' a representative
that a good" grade guano of 5-7-4
tnnalysjte could be bought at the rate
of "about $39 a "tori F. O. B. 'Norfolk,
Va. Other figures. ; shqwed" ; that
7-6-5 analysis would cost around $48
a ton F. O. B. Elizabeth City. The
farmers figure they will, b'j able to' 'mix
these materials at an '.added cost of
one dollar per ton plus extra" brokerage
charges and incidental expenses . and
save around $10 on the ton. " "
Further plans for purchasing ma
terials to mix fertilizer will also be dis
cussed "Saturday,' and If anything- -defi-'
nite is agreed -upon, some of the farm
ers --will undertake "the venture. Many
farmers, however, are not taking, stock
in the plans because few farmers have
the 'means to do so, and must neces
sarily buy their guano on time, depend
ing on making payments when the crop
is sold. .
Ijocal fertilizer men believe the farm
ers will fail to accomplish much with
their proposed plans to mix their own
fertilizer on a cooperative basis. They
think lack of organization among - the
farmers will prevent successful distri
bution, ' with consequent delay in get
ting their crops under way and, further,
that after mixing the fertilizer, it will
not be as effective nor as cheap as the
factory made fertilizer mixed by ex
perienced chemists. They were not
represented at tthe meeting as they are
of the opinion that -the farmers will
give up the project.
. But some of the farmers are de
termined to try the plan and see what
can be done. Certain farmers in this
section have reported good results in
expensively gained by the home made
article. They believve the manufac
turers should be willing, along with
other business men, to share the losses
incurred from stocking up with raw
materials when conditions, were abnor
mal. Considerable feeling is .rife against
the manufacturers, and one farmer ex
pressed his intention of cnttting down
a proposed potato planting from 125 to
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STARTING SOON "iN THIS PAPER!
Cotton Association Urging Acre
age Reduction and Support of
American Products Export
- and Import Corporation .
Raleigh, Reduction of acreage and.,
support of the export corporation, are
the two principal measures urged by
the North Carolina branch, of , the
American Cotton Association to better
existing cessations. To, enable the ex
port corporation to function properly,
the people of .North Carolina hare
been to subscribe to a quota of
91X0 worth of stock for each bale pro
duced and from the way in which toe
corporation's office in the State Agri
cultural Building at Raleigh is receiv
ing subscriptions there is every rea
son to believe that the quota will be
Indication of StSjrte-wtJe confidence
in the export' corporation was recently
given In the senate, where Senator
Joe Brown, of Pender, made a ringing
speech. He introduced -a 4iU 4o4jaw:
the State of North Carolina subscribe
to $1,000,000 of the export corpora
tion's stock. To meet the payment
Senator Brown urges the State to is
sue four per cent bonds.
Richard I. Manning, former gover
nor of South Carolina, who heads the
American Products Export and Im
port Corporation, has been in this
State for the past two weeks speaking
in the interests of the organization.
Everywhere" he has been he. has met
with a cordial reception.' -The meeting
in Charlotte recently, under the au
spices of the county cotton associa
tion, was productive of about $20,000
in subscriptions. '
Governor Manning spoke before the
mid-winer meeting of the North Caro
lina Cotton Manufacturers' Associa
tion In Raleigh Tuesday and explain
ed the purpose of the export company
at length. Following his address the
cotton mill men went on record" as
unanimously' endorsing the movement
and commending the purchase of stock
in the export corporation to the va
rious mills of North Carolina.
W. Banks Dove, Secretary of State
of South Carolina; L. S. Tomlinson of
Wilson, president of the American
Cotton Association; Senator Joe
Brown and" A. W. MeSwain, "secretary
of the Cotton Association are some of
the prominent men who have spoken
throughout the State during the past
week in behalf of the export concern.
They have all stressed the fact that
we export movement Is a self-preservation
movement as well as an op
portunity for a good investment.
"There is not a doubt in my mind,"
said Mr. Dove the other day, speaking
of the American Products Export and"
ImportrCorporation, "but that this or
ganization will do mucii to stabilize
the cotton " market. One important
thing in any ccnccrn of this kind, is
the management. The export corpora
tion Is particularly well off in this re
gard w!th Governor Manning as its
president and Joseph Walker, one of
the best known cotton men of the
South, as its general manager. The
corporation' is already doing business,
and with increased facilities, made
possible by additional $tock subscrip
tions, will do much to remedy present
conditions and make for permanent
prosperity in the South."
There are two phases of the stock
offering that are finding especial favor.
One is the fact that subscriptions are
being "accepted in cotton or Liberty
Bonds at the market price, as well as
in cash. The other is "a profit-sharing
plan that has been Instituted by the
corporation. All stockholders are to
be entitled to eight per cent cumula
tive dividends when earned and after
fTeducticg this from the total amount
of net profit realized during any one
rear, one-half of the remaining profits
are to be set aside as '"patronage"
dividends. These patronage dividends
are to be paid out to the individuals
or firms furnishirg business for the
corporation, pro rata to the amount
cf business furnished. The remain
ing half of the net profits in 'excess
of eight per cent will be credlfed to
It has been announced that North
Carolina will be given full representa
t'en on the Board of Directors of the
export corporation. The corporation
is in no sense confined to any one
State but is a South-wide movement,
destined to 'benefit the entire South.
Public-spirited citizens are at work lr.
every Southern State to raise tbeir
quota. One shipment of cotton to
Europe has been made and man)
more will follow In quick order.
The export corporation idea, fos
tered by the American Cotton Asso
ciation, was originally suggested by
Governor W. P. G. Harding of the
Federal Reserve Board; who is an en
thusiastic supporter, of the movement
W .G." McAdoo,:. former " Secretary of
the Treasury, has volunteered his
services free of charge to the corpora
tion. From all sides "come strong en
dorsement of the work.
The North Carolina campaign for
stock subscriptions is now well unde-
way Through the courtesy of the
North Carolina Press Association,
which has endorsed the organization
And its purposes, the details of the
corporation's program are being pre
sented ?u the various papers of the
State and public meetings are being
held in every cotton growing county.
ELIZABETH CITY LOSES
A SPLENDID CITIZEN
George Washington Twiddy Succumbs
to Heart Disease at the Age '
V of 65 - .
"This city suffers an irreparable loss
in' the death of George Washington
Twiddy, who was for 38 years one of
its most useful citizens. Born in this
county 65 years ago he had led an up
right Jife, and since coming to. thisTcity
had ' been a, well- known business man.
He died -Sunday evening. . , ' v
Mr. Twiddy was once a partner in
the firm of Weatherly & Twiddv.-? but
has. for some years been 'conducting g-Uertilizer.
grocery- store on Poindexter street,
which is noted for its "splendid service.
He was a member of Achoree lodge
of Odd Fellows and also Talula En
campment. He was a loyal church
worker and was a deacon, of the First
Baptist church. ' . ' V
The funeral was conducted. from the
home Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 by the
pastor, Rev. H. K. Williams,' and the
body was buried in Hollywood Ceme
The deceased is . survived by Mrs.
E C STATE MWS
A Digest of Everything Worth
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Twiddy, , who was' Miss Pauline Jack
son, of his county; five sons, Pat D.,
George A., "WHliam C, Haymond and
Calvin H.; two daughters, Mrs. W. T.
Deans and Miss Bernice Twiddy; one
sister, Miss Nancy Twiddy, and seven
grandchildren, all of this city. .
A WREATH OF FLOWERS
In the passing of George W.
Twiddy our .community loses one of
its most esteemed and .useful citi
zens. To know George ,WV Twiddy
was to respect him;Nto know Mm
well was to love him. He leaves
five sons and two daughters all
honest, refined and " Useful citizens,
among whom the proverbial black
sheep is not. All know, who knew
him, that George W. -Twiddy was a
loyal and faithful husband and
father. But it is not my purpose to
speak of him in his relations tqhis
family; I wish to speak of him for
his name's sake. ,
Always gentle and considerate;
clothed with quiet dignity, border
ing upon timidity, yet if you knew
him as I knew him .you know that
back of all was a reserve force which
no power could break. or swerve
Mindful of himself, when he saw his
duty, he stood squarely and firmly
before the bar of a strong man's
conscience. I never saw George ,W
Twiddy that I did not call to mind
Carlyle's famous observation, "The
mild shining of the sun accomplishes
The Methodist Protestant : Church in
North Carolina plans Jo erect a $4,
.000,000 hospital (in this state.
- , .
The Fisheries Products Company has
enlarged its plant at. Wumineton .so" as
to supply the - farmers of Virginia, the
Carolines and Georgia with fish scrap
Investigation of chicken- jobberies' at
the Pentecostal Holiness settlement of
Falcon, near Dunn, disclosed that the
sons ol some of the leaders of the
church had been swiping fowls from
their, father's flock in order to get candy
and cigarette money. The church,
known as the "Holy Jumpers," makes
incessnt war on the ; weed, ' ,and the
youngster are made to fetch switches
from the nearby swamps for their 'own
larruping. . . - '
Due 'to over production, the tobaW
crops of eastern NorfhCarolina brought,
less than half :of what last yealivcrops
brought.. The number 6t pounds b'f
tobacco sold on the Wilson market for
1919 totaled 42,330,590 pounds, bring
ing a total in sales of $22,720,280.44
an average of $53.37" a hundred. To
date, the crop sold on the Wilson market
rhas amounted to 45.418.55.7. brinrinir
$10,258,920.55, an average of . $22.28
per hundred- A canvass of the farms
this week is intended to cause the farm
ers to reduce their acreage by 33 1-3
per cent.. . .r
That versatile jurist, Judge Frank A.
Daniels, of Goldsboro, preached quite
a sermon at Fayetteville the other day,
when he charged the jury and the people
to keep away from dannce halls ' and
keep their children from movies where
they see portrayed on a screen the in
fidelity of marriage made a joke, where
Jesse James and outlawry are impressed
upon the youth, causing them to break
in some hardware store as the movies
suggested. He urged parents to take
more care of their daughters who learn
immoral lessons from the movies and
take automobile rides with men of ques
tionable character, and urged the pas
tors to stand upon the watch towers
like sentinels and point the way tha'
youth should follow. A great part of
the judge's talk dealt with the liquor
traffic, which he said was worming its
way into homes and bringing highly
respected citizens before the law of the.
Ill M I W II IV 11 LUC UO&UV? Ul.
LOST: Ix36 tire and rim from
rear of Cadillac automobile, .between
Elizabeth ,'City and Edenton, Sunday,
January 23. Finder will please notify
N. .HOWARD SMITH, Carolina Po
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the tempest in vain essayed."
A loyal friend ?(. There George W.
Twiddy shines! Many times have I
seen the acid test ' applied and as
many times have I seen him stand
unafraid and unshaken. He loved
his friends and they love him, not
only for what he did for them, but
more for what he was to them. I
am glad I can count him my friend,
tried and proved. i
George W. Twiddy's manner, of
living and Chinking was plain, di
rect and pure. His' faith was simple
and his loyalty to it superb. Noth
ing could shake his trust in his Re
deemer, and - he practiced what he
preached. Indeed, it may be said of
him as of Nathaniel, in him there is
no guile. His main concern was to
live right,- let the consequences be
what they might. It is no wonder;
therefore, "that during one of his re
cent attacks, thinking he was going
then, he said to one of his splendid
boys, "When I leave here I will
leave you boys nothing to live
down." Fine! How fitting then his
favorite Scriptural text "Blessed
are the pure in heart." Link this
text to that glorious' Gospel hymn
"How firm a foundation ye saints of
the Lord," and you have a compo
site of George W. Twiddy man,
citizen and saint. .
Once George W. Twiddy said to
toj "Sometime when you are going
Vnrk let me know. I want
to er alone with you." He had
never been to New York and I kept
in mind his request. At length we
took the trip together. I enjoyed
ovptv moment, with him. We wenw
to Wallacks Theater one night. The
play was melodramatic and the vil
Han was un-to-date. ' The thread of
the story was a protest against crime
by portraying crime from its sources
down. I wondered! whether my
friend got the philosophy of the
niav. All doubt vanished as . we
were passing out of the theater af
ter the play was i over when he
quietly said, in response to my ques
tion, "what do you, think of it?"
"Sin Is the curse off the world" and
I believe sin , is mostly, ignorance."
As illuminating, as a flash of light
ning in the dark. I.
And George W. Twiddy lias passed
out to sea? A sea on whose shore
no incoming wave ever breaks, on
wbJose bosom no homeward sail was
ever seen, and whose tides .always
flow and never ebb always out and
never in. And yet such was his
faith, and may ours grow like unto
it. I know how impossible.it' is here
to run Into cold type the measure
of my obligations for George W.
Twiddy's friendship, j But I shall al
ways know that the generous deeds
we do the fellow travelers, met on
the dusty highway of life, carry
their own reward to which our feeble
appreciation ' can add little. So,
friend, with love and appreciation, I
lay this wreath upon your tomb.
I. M. MEEKINS.
Two negroes were lynched and fivg
white men and three negroes were
wounded at Warrenton Monnday, as an
outcome of race riots beginning more
than a week ago over the sale of ten
cents worth of apples. A negro named
Plummer Bullock went into the store
of . J. P. Williams, a Norlina merchant.
The negro expressed ( dissatisfaction
with the purchase and wanted his
money back. He obtained his money
after exxchanging words with Brady
Trailor, the "clerk, and .cursed nntf
threatened him as he departed. Sun
day afternoon about a core of negroes
gathered at the depot to make good the
threat, and Haby Trailor, a brother ci
the clerk, asked the leader of the ne
groes what the trouble was about. Some
of the negroes were armed with shot
guns and fired upon Trailor as he and
the negro leader "were talking. The
shootng then became general, and finally
the police managed to capture 13 of
the negroes who were placed in the
Warrenton jail on default of bond after
a preliminary hearing. Monday morning
about 75 masked men, supposed to be
citizens of Norlina, coming from all
directions, entered the town of War-
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renton and gathered around the jaiL
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fusing to give up the keys, and two
of the negroes were taken from the jail
and lynched. The two negroes lynched
were Plummer Bullock and Alfred Wil
liam, supposed to be the leaders of
the riot. Very little disorder other
than . the lynching took place at the
time. Troops called out by Governor
Morrison failed to reach the scene in
time to prevent the occurence.
A new civilian wireless telegraph
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Hiram Maxim sent . a message from,
Hartford, Conn., to Los Angeles, "tfalif.,.
and got an answer in six and one-half
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