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Kinston Is a Modern Little City of 10,000 Inhabitants,
Possessing Every Inducement to 'Offer n the Home
seeker and Manufacturer Is on the Navigable
Waters of the Neuse River and -the Lines of Four
Railroads, Affording Excellent Transportation Facili
ties and Water Rates People Are Live, Energetic,
and Awake to Their Advantages and Working .To
gether to Develop Their Opportunities Kinston Is
a Prosperous Community.
Kinston, N. C, Oct. 2.
Situated on the navigable waters of
the Neuse River and on the line of
four railroads the Atlantic Coast Line,
the Norfolk and Southern, the Kinston
and Snow Hill, and the Kinston and
Carolina-the proud little town of
Kinston rears Its head.
Here on what was, not so many years
ago. an open field Is one of the busiest
little towns In North Carolina. Here
where, not so many years ago. the hoot
of the owl by night and the scream of
the hawk in the day's deserted hours
proclaimed its solitude and declared it
?h& domain, is heard the roar and
rush of modern commercialism, .are
smooth, broad, paveM streets and wide
cement sidewalks. On every ?.the"
beautiful streets are "lined with hand
some, sturdy business structures ' cct
pled by elegantly appointed banking
institutions, fine, up-to-date retail
stores of every description, with at
tractively decorated show windows to
halt the attention of th,eJPas5.er.by-rrl.
At frequent intervals trains arrive
with their cargoes of human f"Bht
from near and far. some from distant
points to ply their trade, while many
from -the surrounding country to do
their shopplg Strangers and resi
dents mingle to make one great throng
of pedestrians, giving to the little
town the appearance of a great metrop-
Just oft from the main artery of re
tall trade can be seen the munificent
structures wherein are located the big
wholesale and Jobbing houses of the
town In another section can be s een
the cotton market, where all Is hustle
and bustle as the bujers flit from
wagon to wagon sampling end bidding
on the product of the cotton Planter
In jet another section are located the
immense tobacco warehouses where'
brought dailj thousands upon thou
sand? of pounds of the bright tobacco
leaf, and where planter, buyer, and in
termediate gather to buy and sell te
golden leaf of which these surrtiy
Southern fields jield so abundantlj
And on the outskirts, surrounding all.
are the numerous mammoth Industries
for which the town gained renown, the
great, tall smokestacks seeming to rise
Ir their awe-inspiring bulk and beckon
jou to come and see for yourself what
is going on Inside the busy shops oyer
which they stand as sentinel through the
k-ng hours of the da and the dajs of
tte week and the weeks of the jear.
Could jou climb to the top of their tow
ering helghth and look about jou. you
could view as pretty a panorama as your
ees ever beheld, dotted here and there
by the glistening spires of many houses
At twilight, that magic Interval be
treen the death of the da and the quick
of the night, the scene shifts from the
netve-wearing center of money-making to
a g".orlous setting of pea'ceful home life
A walk through the residential section
at that hour would reveal the prettiest
scene of all Even type of residential
structure, from the cozy bungalow of the
average business man to the superb
mansion of the retired capitalist. Is
seen here On the broad veranda Is
gathered the happy family of older
folks peaceful and content in the know
ledge of heartsease, while the tots romp
and plaj on the cool green lawn, making
the air ring with their childish laughter
and brightening all by their presence
In the business district, when the
night has set in. 'another scene is shown.
Here under a myriad of electric lights,
to parade the streets and view the show
windows or to visit the little theaters,
can be seen the beau of the town with
his sweetheart clinging tenderly to his
arm. both clad In raiment of the Broad
waj vogue. Illustrating that these people
are alive t'o the trend of the times, and
p-esentlng a picture that creates a long
ing to become one of them. Kinston is
truly a cityfled little town Everywhere
are the Indications of progress and de
velopment, happiness and prosperity.
Kinston is truly the Dream City come
Kinston's Greatest Asset
Kinston claims no better asset than
Its water. The water comes from three
ten-Inch overflow artesian wells, each
Sll feet deep These empty into a 33)
thousand gallon reservoir from which
two one million gallon pumps are used
to force the water into a standplpe hav
ing a capacity of 150.000 gallons
There was a considerable difference of
opinion at first as to the best course to
pursue in order to secure a good water
supply. Some favored taking surface
water, which was to be drained from a
largo- area and accumulated In a reser
voir. Others favored pumping water
from the Neuse River, and others favor
ed deep wells. The "deep water" .people
argued that surface water would not do.
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for various reasons, that river water
would not prove much better and would
necessitate an expensive nitration plant,
and so It was decided to find deep water.
It was a risky thing to do to take sev
eral thousands of dollars and sink it In
the ground in the hope of finding deep
water, when expert opinion had advised
against that course: but faith In the ven
ture was rewarded at the first attempt
and now Kinston boasts a quality of
water that Is second to none.
Kinston's Greatest Need.
Kinston's roost urgent need to-day Is
labor. Kinston is unlike many of the
old towns of the South that have only
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few Southern Industries that require-
only the services of the slow -moving ne
gro Kinston is a city alive ana its in
dustries are modern Implements of com
mercial warfare These Industries re
quire the services of skilled men and the
better class of factory employes, who can
earn good wages by appljlng here, and
who will be welcomed and taken care
of and enabled to make the start in life
that so many live, enegetlc workers
strive for, but fall to attain because they
are the victims of adverse conditions. It
is a popular untruth that Southern indus
tries want only the negro because his
labor is cheap The negro Is paid all he
Is worth, and is employed only for lack
of the better kind This section of the
country displays some golden opportun
ities for the worker In all lines, from
farm to factory, who will come
Schools and Churches.
Kinston Is well supplied with schools
and churches. Besides a number of pri
vate schools and music classes, the city
maintains grammar schools and a high
school for the white children and a
grammar school for the colored chil
dren Educational advantages for the
young have by no means been neglect
ed In addition to excellent graded
school facilities, Kinston Is the location
of the Rhodes Military Institute, one of
the best schools of Its class In the State.
Kinston Is as well supplied with
churches as with schools The Metho
dists, the Missionary Baptists, the Dis
ciples, the Episcopalians, the Presby
terians, the Free Will Baptists, the
Christian Scientists, and the Unlversal
Ists each have congregations In Kinston
Kinston people attend their churches
and support the ministry of the Gospel
From the earliest days the community
has been a. God-fearing one, and. while
material progress has come. It has not
worked the destruction of the softening,
uplifting Influence shed abroad by the
presence of a live religious sentiment.
Ample light and Power.
Kinston has ample light and power
facilities, owned and operated by the
city. Power rates are as low as 5 cents
per kilowatt hour and light 8 cents per
kilowatt hour. The streets are well
lighted, arc lights being located at all
corners and leading out the central high
way for more than a mile. The city pos
sesses a well-organized city government,
with a highly commendable fire depart
ment, an efilclent police force, and street
and sanitary departments. The popula
tion Is about 10 000. and Kinston Is ranked
by the government census as the second
city from Raleigh eastward to the sea.
Kinston possesses ample telegraph and
telephone facilities, city mall delivery.
and lSithe origination of.sevenrural free
delivery routes. 'The people are live,
energetic andhospltable, and awake to
their advantages and working together
to develop their opportunities.
Social and Fraternal.
The city Is well provided with social
organizations of the various kinds.
There are a large nunfber of orders and
clubs here, covering many phases of lire.
The various ladies' clubs, clubs of an
Industrial nature, secret orders, and
philanthropic organizations keep alive
the social and ' fraternal spirit that
means so much to any community a
spirit that has made Klnstonlans feel
that they are "brethern." -
Strong Banking Concerns. v
Kinston can well be proud, of Its blhk
lrg Institutions. Of these there are three
that provide ample5 facilities for the
needs of the community and go forward
consistent with the progress of the sec
tion wherein they are, located. Theso
three Institutions possess a combined
capital of about 35.000, and the com
bined deposits aggregate more than
11.000,000. At the head of these insti
tutions are found men well qualified for
their respective positions, being selected
because of their sound business judg
ment and unquestioned" integrity.
The National Bank of Kinston, the old
est bank In the town, was organized
about fifteen years ago as the Bank of
Kinston, with a capital of 125,000. In
1908 It was made a national bank, now
having a capital and Burplus of 1175,000
The progress made by the bank U but
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this section of North Carolina
The First National Bank was founded
In 1901 as the Citizens' Savings Bank At
the expiration of four years It was
changed to the Citizens Bank, and in
150$ was made a national bank This In
stitution enjoys the confidence -f the
manufacturer, merchant and farmer
alike. The capital and surplus Is nc.000.
The Farmers and Merchants Bank is
the youngest of Kinston's banking houses,
and Is the only State bank In the town
This institution makes a specialty of
savings accounts, on which 4 per cent is
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Viewed from the standpoint of bank
ing facilities, Kinston is In a fortunate
City Is Healthy.
While Kinston is only fortj -eight feet
above the sea level, it Is a very healthj
place. The natural drainage Is good, and
the soil is of such a character that the
water remains on the ground onlsa
few hours" after it falls The excellent
sewer and drainage systems which the
city maintains are to a large extent
additional guarantee against the pres
ence of stagnant water or Insanitary
matter. Good water is the foundation of
health, and of this Kinston has an abun
dance. There Is so little malaria that It
may be disregarded when discussing
A Building Association.
Another of the laudable enterprises
of Kinston Is the Mutual Building and
Loan Association. Thia concern pro
vldes the ways and means for the ar
tisan to build and own a home, and
has contributed in no small degree to
the upbuilding of Kinston's beautiful
residential section. A career of useful
ness Is assured for this organization
by the personnel of its officers and di
rectors, among whom are Dr. Henry
Tull. president: W. T. Hlnes and R. C
Strong, vice presidents, and C. Ottlnger,
secretary, with a board of directors
comprising the best business material
In the town.
Good Telephone Service. ,
Kinston Is fortunate In, possessing a
modern and adequate telephone sys
tem, thanks to the Carolina Telephone
and Telegraph Company. This company
Is Installed in one of the handsome
business structures of the city, and
has a trifle more than 600 telephone
In use In the town at the present time
The service given by this company has
been highly satisfactory, and rendered
with the minimum ot complaints.
Hotels Are Modern.
Kinston possesses ampler lotel accom
modations, and of a quality second to
none. The leading hotels of the town are
spacious, well-ventilated, electric lighted,
and the rooms equipped with private
bath. vEvery convenience for the comfort
of the guest is present, and In each es
tablishment the cuisine is up to the
standard established In the South, all
the famous Southern dishes being tempt
ingly served. The Hotel Tull Is the ren
dezvous of tte commercial drummer,
while the Caswell accommodates some
of this class, but Is favorably known aa
a family resort of 'the better class. The
Hotel Bailey ls' another of the family
resort 'that enjjya blgh favor among
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both the commercial traveler and the
local trade. All are located convenient
to the deoot and the business district.
and are a source of pride to Kinston'
The Memorial Hospital.
The. Robert Bruce "McDanlel Memorial
Hospital Is the product of the generous
hearts of two Kinston people, couDled
with public necessity and .public spirit:
and it will honor the-lplrtt which
prompted the gift and the business fore
sight which planned Its beginning.
In October. 1905, Mr. and Mrs. J. A.
McDanlel sold 'to Drs. J. M. and T. W.
Farrott, at a low price, their residence
at the eastern extremity of Gordon
Street, one of the finest homes In the
city, with surrounding lawns and park,
for hospital purposes, with the condition
that a certain portion of It be at the dis
posal of any reputable white physician
of this section for the treatment of char
ity cases. It was stipulated that this
department be under the supervision of
a board of managers, thus placing this
great charity within th scope of city
With this provision the hospital was
founded; and the Drs. Parrott accepted
the trust and Immediately began the en
largement and erection of additional
buildings necessary for the equipment
of a modern hospital with accommoda
tlons for thirty-five patients. The char;
lty annex Is run In the Interest of no
person or persons save the Indigent and
A full corps of trained nurses are em
ployed and a training school for nurses
Is conducted. The Drs. Parrott are
among the highly regarded and eminent
ly successful physicians and surgeons
of the country. The hospital has an
electrical parlor, a department of hy
dro therapeutics, department of general
treatment, orthopedic department, sun
parlors, babies' ward, department for
pnnVAlescentH- rienartment nf reneral
medicine, and diet kltctens eVal tcTany
In the South. Situated as this Institu
tion Is in a modern growing city, awaV
from the noise of business life, surround
ed by a beautiful park, and with Wiles
of beautiful driveways on every nana,
there Is In the whole South no place bet
ter fitted for the purpose.
Laudable Home Enterprise.
A laudable home enterprise, a huge or
ganization and a commendable Institu
tion Is the North State Life Insurance
Company of Kinston,
An old line company, organized In 190$,
the North btate Life Insurance Company
during Ms uninterrupted career of pros
perity has dope more than any single
Kinston Riterprlse to advertise the city
of its birth to the outside world. Under
the presidency of the late Capt. J. w.
Grainger, the company was organized
with a capital of SMtCOO. At the begin
ning of 1907 the capital was increased
to J10OO0O and. since Its organization. It
has paid to policy holders more than one
and a half times the amount or Its cap
ital stock, and now holds about XXO.000
for the protection of other policy holders
This companv does both an ordinary and
Industrial business and has In force at
the present time approximately SI 000.000
of ordinary Insurance, ana 11.000.000 of in
dustrial business Its agencies are es
tablished at frequent points In North and
South Carolina, and about l'J men are
The officers and directors of the com
pany comprise the eminently successful
business and profcslonal men of Kins
ton The president. Hon. N. J. Rouse.
Is a University of North Carolina grad
uate, the leading lawyer of this section,
president of the First National Bank, the
OF KINSTON'S GIGANTIC ENTEBPBISES.
Plant of Hlnes Brothers' Lumber Co.
Kinston Cotton Mills and prominently
Identified with numerous other large en
terprises as well as the civic and social
life of the State General Manager J. A.
Herndon Is a life insurance man of thir
ty years' experience, having been con
nected with some of the largest and most
successful Insurance companies In the
country. Mr. Herndon has been with the
North State since Its organization and
brought to the organizers a full, ripe un
derstanding of the insurance business
that has led the company safely past
pitfalls and onto the royal road to suc
cess. The North State Life Insurance
Company richly deserves the confidence
It possesses of the people ot the Caroll
nas and Kinston can well be proud of
Its own healthy and rapidly growing In
stitution. Is Cotton Market.
Kinston Is the center of one of the
great cotton producing sections ot the
South. Kinston Is the "headquarters of
a small army of cotton bujers repre
senting the great domestic mills as well
as export and a large number 'of inde
pendent bujers. The town's streets at
this season of the year present a scene
worth traveling miles to see. In the par
ticular section assigned as the cotton
market can be seen occupying every por
tion of the great wide streets ehlcles of
every description loaded down with bales
of cotton awaiting bids from the various
buyers who are 'seen rushing from bale
to bale examining she product for sale.
In 1911 Lenoir County produced H.000
bales of cotton, and has to Its credit
an average of 11500 hales a year for the
past ten years. This jear approximately
13 000 bales will be produced.
Very little of the long staple la pro
duced In this section, the greater part
being the Ti-lnch short staple The crops
run a good average and produce about
200 pounds of lint cotton per acre. The
average weight of the bales produced is
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A large cotton oil mill Is located here,
affording the planter excellent service
on hla cotton seed, which amounts in
value to about one-fourth ot his cotton
Large Tobacco Market.
Situated in the heart of a. great tobacco-producing
section of the South,
I with five large tobacco warehouses and
four Immense stemmerles locatea in
the town, Kinston is one of the largest
bright tobacco markets in the State.
Twenty-five" years ago there were but
forty-five acres of Lenoir County lana
planted In tobacco.. Since that time
the acreage has gradually extended
and. as all who entered the business
made money, to-day there are thou
sands of acres of this land planted to
tobacco, all producing the lemon-colored
variety In demand by the manu
facturers. Many, many acre of land.
OCTOBER 3. 1912.
thought to be worthless, have been
slanted to this leaf and have yielded
most amazingly 'to the planter, being
the means of making many of them
" There are yet plenty of. these lands
left in this section, deveiopea ana un
developed, and with the great ware
houses, stemmerles, andt- excellent
transportation facilities to be found In
Kinston, should ylejd some handsome
profits as an Investment. In Kinston
are located'the buyers for all the large
tobacco manufacturers of the world,
and the crops are bought up as fast as
brought to market
In addltlon'to the warehouses of the
American and Imperial Tobacco Com
panies there are, prominently here, the
Central Warehouse of J. H. Parham &
Co, Knott'a Warehouse, and the Eagle
Warehouse. These are the points to
which the- planter brings his tobacco,
and where It Is exhibited and.sold for
him. Also prominent In the Kinston
-tobacco world Is the firm of. E- V.
Webb & Co.. leaf tobacco brokers. Mr.
Webb ls-tbe secretary of the Tobacco
Board of Trade, and a right royal
booster for Kinston as well as a work
er In behalf of the town's Interests.
The Cotton Mills.
Maintaining an annual pay roll of ap
proximately $15,000, employing 300 opera
tives and porduclng nearly 1600,000 worth
of cotton jams annually, the Kinston
Cotton Mills rank foremost amongvthe
giant Industries of Kinston.
Established In 1S9S with but 3,300 spin
dles and 60 operatives, this now mam
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moth plant, because of the uniform
quality of Its product, has mSde amaz
ing progress until to-da, covering a
vast acreage of ground. It contains 17,000
spinning spindles and 1000 twister spin
dles, operated by a steam plant of 700
horsepower, and produces a quality of
knitting jams In demand bj the knit
ting trade the world over that uses the
high grade article
To suddIv the demand for their product
this mill consumes about 5 000 bales of
cotton each j ear. much of which Is
bought from the planters In this and the
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staplers grown locallj they are obliged
to send to tho plantations of the Mis
sissippi Valley for the long staple ued
In the manufacture ot the higher grade
yarns. Aside from the figures given to
Illustrate the relative value of the In
dustry to the town. It should be men
tioned that the plant Is roomj. well
ventllated. and contains everj- conven
ience that will add to the comfort of Its
employes. It is a deplorable fact that
some aged women and very joung cnll
dren are obliged to work, and they some
time seek, and obtain, employment in
these mills, but let It be said to the
credit of. the mill management, that
such as these are treated with the ut
most consideration In this establishment,
and no modem convn!ence Is spared
that will tend to make their occupa
tion pleasant and agreeable.
The Kinston Cotton Mills has never,
since Its establishment, changed owner-
ship or management, nor c!oed Its aoors
for lack ot business
Mill Owners Humane.
Organized In 1907 with a capital ot
S100.000, making Nos IS to 36 soft hosiery
jarns. employing 110 operatives, and 6,500
ring aplnales. the Caswell Cotton Mills
Is another of the Immense Industries of
Kinston. This plant operates daj and
night, and Its product Is sold through
agents direct to the knitting mills This
plant produces a great quantity of qual
ity yarns and has enjoyed success from
Us organization. It Is established in
Kinston because of the fitness of the
town for manufacturing enterprises.
Few mills In -the country come up to
the standard of the Caswell Cotton
Mills. The men In charge arc striving
for high idals In working conditions
that commend them to the attention of
other employers. The cottages In the
vicinity of the mills, erected for the
convenience of employes and rented to
them at a nominal charge, are roomy.
well constructed, and securely screened
from flies. Good health has been the re
sult of this foresight Next year the
management will offer prizes for the cul
tivation of flowers and garden truck.
Children under tw elv e years are not per
mitted to work In this plant and those
over that ago but forty minutes In three
hours Adjoining the factory Is a play
ground, an Inspiration of the manage
ment, where the joungsters can romp
andplay to their hearts" content while
not' working. The playground Is equip
ped with 'swings, a baseball diamond,
and many other amusements for the lit
tle ones. The manaceraent has taken
ax Arm stand against night work for
women and children, and In cases wnere
Darents are emnloved use every Influ
ence 'to persuade them to send thelr-l
children to 'school.
On Katurdav the mill stons at 10 IS
m. and does not resume operations until
'Monday .morning, thus forcing employes
into a brief respite from tneir jaiwrs.
Much of the.ppposltlon to the mills' plan
of el7mlnatlnschlldren and' aged wom
en from factory work, comes from the
employes themselves, as well 'as other
mill owners, and Is a serious obstacle
In the wary of success of -their Ideal-factory
conditions, but for which' they hope
to somo'day find a remedy.
The Knitting Mills.
In a great, roomy structure, to ar
ranged that every employe ls( seated by
anjopen window., enabling him to secure
the beneflfof natural light and breath
untainted air, and where pipes from a
great artesian well run riot In the build
ing supplying pure, fresh drinking water
for' the workers. tlOO dozen pairs of
misses and boys' ribbed hosiery are made
Here in this plant the Orion Knitting
Mills-are made hosiery for the young
that are sold In every section of the
United States. Three hundred operatives
engaged In turning out .this product are
working under conditions that produce
happiness and contentment. The result
of pleasant environments Is reflected In
the quality of work accomplished hos
iery that Is true to size and without de
fects. Making the work agreeable for
the employes has made the product sat
isfactory to the purchaser. That Is why
the Orion Knitting Mills are growing
and expanding each succeeding year,
adding one more to the numerous indus
tries of Kinston.
This plant, is strictly a Kinston Insti
tution and one that has never changed
ownership or management since Its es
tablishment. Plans for the enlargement
of the plant are under waj. and an
other jear will find It a bigger and bet
ter concern, as will each succeeding
jear because of the increasing demand
for the product and the aim of the man
agement to follow cloel the original
plans consideration for operatives The
annual pay roll Is now about W.0OL The
product of fie companj Is sold direct to
the wholesale bujers through its New
Tork representative. Norman Gould, 315
Broadwaj. Kinston Is an Ideal location
for the mills, because of the proximity
of the cotton fields and cotton mills
where the arn Is manufactured, as well
as the excellent transportation facilities
and the prevailing water rate
The Hudson Company.
No product Is better known through
out this section of the countrj than the
Hudson buggj. Wherever buggies are
used In North and bouth Carolina and
the Virginias, the Hudson Is sold and
recognized as one of the handsomest as
well as sturdiest of vehicle" The buggj
factorj of B A Hudson & Co. Is doing
Its share toward spreading the fame of
Kinston as a great Industrial center and
gives emplojment to a large number ot
skilled men at a good scale of wage
Ellis Carriage Works.
Prominent among the great Industries
located In Kinston is the Ellis Carriage
Works This mammoth Industry was
founded In 1S$. and their output for the
first year was twent -fiv e buggle. Their
annual output to-daj Is about four thou
sand vehicles, being principally medium
priced buggies, carriages and surrtes. The
company suffered a fire about a jear
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The First atIonal Bank Bulldls.
ago which totally destroyed their, ptaat
and gave them a temporary set-back. An
entire new building-has been erected bar
ing a floor space of about J7.50O square
feet. The product, of this firm ls-faroed
throughout the South for Its durable
qualities and Its attractiveness. The
value or the Industry to, Kinston-Is Tead
lly seen when it Is stated that they em
ploy about seventy-flve men on an an
nual payroll of approximately ssa.ooo. Tne
firm Is also Jobbers of harness, robes.
whips, and all other accessories.
T. T. Whitfield. J
Manufacturing carriages, buggies, and!
ladles' phaetons which are sold In North!
and South Carolina, the Virginias, Geor-j
gla, Alabama, and Florida, as well d
the other States of the South, J. Xi
Whitfield, successor to C T. Randolphj
Is conducting another of the flourishlna
enterprises of this town. Operating aj
large plant that covers a goodly acreJ
age of ground, this concern gives emj
ployment to a large number of men and
ranks high among the manufacturing)
establishments of the South. In the een-j
ter ot a progressive and growing conn-4
try with excellent transportation facJli-j
ties and a low freight rate, the J. TJ
Whitfield buggy manufactory Is enjoylna
a marked degree of success. Light-run
nlng buggies are the feature product ofl
Big Lumher Company.
Owning 100.000,000 feet of standing tlm-j
ber contiguous to the mill, and produo-j
Ing about 40.000 feet of manufactured!
lumber each working day, the Hlnes!
Brothers Lumber Company adds one!
more to the numerous large enterprise
of this little town. About 300 men are!
employed, the annual pay roU being"
nhnut 173.000. The annual outDut Is
about 12.000,000 feet of lumber. The plant)
covers about ten acres of ground and Is.
on the Junction or tne rsonoiK anai
Southern and Atlantic Coast Line rall-l
rruari Thn mill ranadtv is GS.000 feet)
dally. This company also owns and op-)
erates the Snow Hill and Kinston Kail-,
road, a stretch of railway that touches
a rich section ot tnis countrj", witn
Kinston as the only outlet.
The Oil Company.
Occupying an Immense plant covering;
three acres of ground, the Lenoir Oil
Company, organized a few years ago.'
crushed, their first year In business. 1.S00
tons of cotton seed. Last year they
crushed 6,000 tons of seed, all of which
Is bought from the planters in this vl
cftilty. They now ojxrrate three presses
and employ a number of men on a pay
roll aggregating $40,090 annually. This
plant affords a ready market for the
planters' cotton seed.
Another Lumber Company.
With a capacity of about 100,000 feet
per working day of ten hours, the
Kinston Manufacturing Company, manu
facturers of rough and dressed North
Carolina pine, is among the giant ln-j
dustrles of Kinston. The plant covers,
about fifteen acres, and employs 200
men. all of whom are paid a good scale
of wages The plant was recently
taken over by J. T. Deal & Son. who
are contemplating extensive Improve
ments. New machinery and all modern
equipment will be Installed, thus rnak-
ing It one of the foremost industries ofl
Its kind In the State. The value of
this plant to the town cannot be toe
highly estimated. ,
The Ice Company. !
The Lenoir Ice Company, a etrletlyj
Kinston organization, makes and sup-j
plies the town of Kinston. as well aa
the surrounding .country, with the!
pure, healthful article In ice About1
twenty-five tons of Ice are produced!
dally. A large number of men are em-l
ployed The plant Is large, modernj
and adequate for the needs of the com-'
Eutledge & Co. ,
Covering five acres of ground on the!
Norfolk and Southern siding and em
plojtng 123 men. Rutledge 1 Co, lum
ber manufacturers and dealers In rough
and dreed North Carolina pine, turn1
out about 5.000.000 feet of lumber an-t
nuallj This companj was organized lnf
1jC7. and is one of the large lumber com-
panles of this section. The annual pay
roll Is about $33,000 I
Hogsheads Made Here. i
Suppljlng tobacco hogsheads for ths
big tobacco comerns of Kinston and th
surrounding country is the chosen pro-i
fesslon of J R Ahlte. and It should bo
mentioned that Mr White has succeeded
In building up quite a prosperous little
Continued on Pace Fourteen.
LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY.
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