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TRADE AND INDUSTRIAL EDITION
VOL. XXVIII. HENDERSON, N. C, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 16, 1909. No. 52. .1 HUSTLING HENDERSON Manufacturing and Merchandising ' With' Metro politan Methods PROGRESSIVE PEOPLE AND PROSPEROUS PLANTERS SKETCHES OF ENTERPRISES AND INDIVIDUALS WHOSE ACTIVITIES ARE CONSTANTLY IN THE DI RECTION OF PROGRESS AND IN THE ACHIEVEMENT OF A GREATER HENDERSON. ! '! ;Bon, the county seat of Vance, ,A c of the thriving manufacturing iii.d tr.'H centers of the. New South, j- i. .! n i rm the Seaboard Air Line - S' :tlf rn railroads about one hun !rM :;!!i thirteen miles southwest of !! i i hi, V;i., and forty-two miles r niii of R;;Ifich, N. C, and with its s:ti':r!s has a population of approxi nnt. l nine thousand inhabitants. I :;!!!:: the last decade Henderson ), ti.;nb prt-at strides along indus tri.i! liri'-s, the mills and factories In rj.T.-it!(.ri increasing their output and f,i iiM; s in the form of new buildings aii.l ;ripment year after year, all of w!;ii!, has given an Impetus to the town's .l'-vf lnpment In population and r.-ifs- ii it to an important position as H'.'ipping point. The enterprises vl.U h contribute to the Industrial n.s-rity of the town are: K iir colton mills which give em-u-nt in the aggregate to twelve -l persons and work up annual-l.j-i&ht thousand bales of cot ton. Two bugjry and one body factory whostj combined working force is about one hundred and seventy-five persona - 1 A hairline factory. I "larue tobacco steiuniery. An ice plant. A pl:i it i ntr mill. Mcurn laundry. i Min iit block plant. 'H:nc jurist mills. IhiHiiiie shops and other establish r 'his of a minor character in the ihi i liuniral lines. I-Ynni the above enterprises the fin-i.-! i I productions are shipped to all p uts of the country, and the very fact tiM these have all started up in a sinail way and developed steadily day hy day since their inception is proof conclusive that Henderson possesses the natural and acquired advantages (f 1 ation, railroad facilities and la hiir opportunities, etc., that encourages and fosters industrial enterprise in whatovcr form it may appear. besides the manufacturing plants inoniioru'd above, Henderson has a immlior of residences costing from K'niO to $20,000; the Croatan Club, cue of the handsomest and most sump tuously finished social clubs In the Slate; and about one hundred mer rnntile establishments. Its telephone service is ranked as one of the best in the country, the lo nl exchange having 350 subscribers am long distance lines to every sec tion east of the Mississippi. As a tobacco market Henderson's three warehouses draw patronage from all of Vance and its adjoining eoin ties. not only in North Carolina, hut Virginia. All the leading tobacco manufacturing interests of the United Siat-B and foreign countries are rep resented at the daily sales, and with the e nstawt presence of individual op- vators buying on order or for specu lation the bidding is of that spirited ord.-r which makes for the highest maiket prices. Several large storage houses in various parts of the town afford ample facilities for the recep tion of cotton and tobacco, so that in this respect the conditions are excep tionally favorable. As a cotton market no town enjoys Ktter selling opportunities, for buyers aro kept in constant touch with the fsrort markets by hourly telegraph advhes throughout the day alfd where this advantage prevails the seller is thoroughly protected. Car loads of cotton and tobacco are shipped out daily throughout their seasons and there is plenty of activity in these two great staples. W ithin recent years Henderson has t- otne an important wholesale cen ter for groceries, hardware, flour, fruits and produce, being today a Fo-iree of supply for as many as twen-ty-the and thirty counties down to ,: s ... ath Carolina line in some lines The New Postoffice of merchandise. Everyone of these wholesale concerns report constantly increasing sales and trade territory, and in this respect the progress made has been in the nature of a revelation, for scores of car loads are sold and shipped direct from the manufacturers and producers to patrons, never, in transit, reaching Henderson. In the retail lines the large Btocks carried by Henderson's merchants, and their enterprising and reliable meth ods, have made Henderson an ever popular and Important trade center. Standard goods abound in all lines; there --is plenty of variety of style, quality and prices to satisfy all ordi nary needs and any article out of the ordinary is secured as rapidly as the mail and express can deliver it, for Henderson's merchants can get any thing that is manufactured and sell it at a guaranteed pricea price that protects patrons. There is no excuse on earth to send away for any need, but there is a reason, and a good one, why every dollar should be kept at home, for the dollar kept at home develops home enterprises and institu tions, but sent to the Catalogue houses it finds investment in the communities where the proprietors of mail order concerns reside or are interested in. So it is the Square Deal to patronize the home merchant and it is the part of wisdom to not be allured by pic tures and misleading descriptions that, ninety-nine times in one hundred, dis appoint. ; : ,. Henderson's municipal ' advantages comprise a modern electric light plant which supplies power and illumination for all the industries, Illuminates the toTTV nil - tln buniBAsa horses and many residences . This tdarit is "so constructed that it can without inter ruption to its operations keep pace with the growing demand, by the erec tions of such additions as may be re quired from time to time. A water works supplies service by means of nine miles of mains built to all patrs of the town, the aggregate mileage of service pipes making the Henderson Water Works system the largest in the State outside of Ashe ville. The plant is of the latest filter ing type and possesses all improve ments for the best service in the event of tire or for general uses. A sewer age system, well paved streets and cement sidewalks contribute to main tain healthy conditions and along these lines it is the established policy of the people of Henderson to continue the work of improvement. Henderson's new city hall, an illus tration of which appears in this issue, substantiates the efforts of the citizens of Henderson to possess every metro politan advantage. This building will be equipped when completed with a clock and bell to ring out the hour and give the alarm of fire, and the en tire first floor will be devoted to stable for horses, hose reel and other fire fighting apparatus. The upper floors will be used for municipal offices and assembly rooms. Henderson will soon have a new post-office building, an illustration of which is here presented in these pages for the first time. An appropriation of $75,000 has already been made for its construction, the site secured and operations await the word of architect and builder. Fourteeen people are employed in the Henderson post-office. This figure includes five rural and three city carriers, so one can see that the business done in Henderson is al ready of importance and grows con stantly, for the town is progressing right along in every direction. Henderson has six churches, repre- senting the leading denominations. These are all presided over by men of zeal and learning, who inculcate the Christian spirit which is the foun dation of the very best citizenship. All the leading fraternal and benev olent organizations have their lodge or assembly rooms in the community and these are well attended by Hender son's citizens, keeping alive the char acteristics of good fellowship and hos pitality the dominant features of the community. be said, no town can excel those to be Becured at Henderson's public schools, whose curriculum provides the scholar with a liberal education in the O s roT or no HENDERSON. H C ifl ! m f wmL t-tV Y...-VX , - ' (to be erected). high school grades. The schools are presided over by experienced and ef ficient educators who combine moral training with all their efforts along educational lines. An ideal heme location, Henderson iias many handsome residences, and the disposition is to build along the nore pretentious lines and thus secure the most modern appointments which combine beauty of architecture with tppointments that insure , sanitary, jomfortable and cheerful conditions. From present indications everything joints, to a greater Henderson, for the beginning of upbuilding has only be gun, and so satisfactory has been the ipginning that thei incentive is ever jresent to continue to develop. Thus the spirit of rQgress characterizes Henderson and her people sand judged jy results energy, enterprise and capi b1 have found and will continue to ind excellent remuneration. KbH Z )kf i s - '-.- . v t V. i. - t. ... . !Vri. & fife? f'i& The New HOME TELEPHONE & TELEGRAPH COMPANY Henderson being the birth-puace, the home and the headquarters of the Home Telephone and Telegraph Co., an organization whose growth and development have greatly surpassed the most sanguine expectations of its promoters, it is but appropriate that some mention of its career be contain ed in this edition for the all good and sufficient reasons that it has been it self an ever fruitful source of the great progress that has characterized this entire section of the country in-jgecent years, and because, two, it is, and ought to be, a source of pride to the community in which it flourishes. The Home Telephone & Telegraph Co., was organized and began business in Hen derson in the year 1895, starting oper ations with a total of fifty subscribers, and a paid-up capital of only $3,000. At this time there were practically no telephones in this particular sec tion and efforts were confined simply j to supplying and maintaining a local service. The promoters of the organ ization being progressive in their methods and policies, and opportuni ties for development abounding in every direction, the Henderson system was extended from time to time until it reached every part of Vance- c.png i e1air8ineel3"oToperation3 has been constantly increased until, to-day, con struction work and installation covers thirty-one counties in North: Carolina and Virginia requiring about the same number of exchanges. Some idea of the remarkable progress that has been made during its fourteen years' career, and which has been achieved through an alert and able management and by the adoption of the most improved facilities in construction and equip ment, may be arrived at when it Is known that this Company has a paid up capital of $500,000, has now in operation about thirty-five hundred subscriber stations, and over twelve hundred and fifty miles of metallic toll lines and by a traffic arrangement with the Southern Bell and American Telephone and Telegraph Co., makes accessible to patrons all the territory of the United States east or the Mis sissippi river. No money has been spared in stringing copper metallic circuits for long distance service nor for the very latest electrical appliances and appointments in all the exchanges operated, so that the entire plant is thoroughly modern and complete down to the veriest detail. The officers of the Home Telephone & Telegraph Co., are J. P. Taylor, president; J. R. Teague, assistant secretary and treas urer and F. C. Toepleman, general manager. J. R. Taylor has been iden tified with the company almost from its inception and is among North Car olina's representative citizens and bus iness men. J. R. Teague, also cne of the esteemed citizens of the commun ity, bas rendered effective co-operation i in the building up of the organization j to its splendid proportions. To F. C. Toepleman in bis capacity of general manager has devolved the responsible duties of planning and shaping the pol icy of the Oompnny and of guiding its ear eer of development in which, as re sults show, he has been ever resource nil fn both business and executive ability, being ranked a3 one cf the Soutb's foremost telephone men'. He has taken a prominent part in the up building and development of the east ern section of North Carolina and Vir ginia ; through-the extension - of the telephone system, for it is an acknowl edged fact that the telephone,' next to the railroad, is the most potent fac tor in the development of any sec- Town Hall. tion, bringing towns and villages to gether and making near neighbors ot those living miles apart. HENDERSON OIL MILLS North Carolina Cotton Oil Company. Proprietors. There is no denying the fact that the enterprises throughout the country engaged in the production and refining of cotton seed oil have accomplished great results for the farmers by creat ing a market for cotton seed, which not many years ago was treated as refuse and as of little or " no value whatever. Nor were these great re sults accomplished without the outlay of great, fortunes in the aggregate in perfecting the process of refining, in adapting cotton. seed oil to tne needs of the pepple for food in many forms ind in educating the people up to a realization of its health promoting iualities. For on the very last analy sis the discovery of the food properties af cotton seed oil and its subsequent uses as such have created a market for the one-time valueless cotton seed ;o the great gain of the farmer. There fore, it is that concerns like the North Carolina Cotton Seed Oil Company axe among the imnig-'go regarded by pro i'2yPv and" consumers alike every where. To Henderson the erection of a mill by this company in 1902 and its subsequent operations, have been a valuable acquisition, for it at once established a convenient and an acces sible market for the cotton seed of this entire section, and likewise be came a nearby source of supply for hulls, meal ard for fertilizers which are compounds of the cotton seed and other plant nourishing substances from whicn ine very ursi jcbuho tobacco and cotton cultivation have been secured. The Henderson mill of the North Carolina Cotton Oil Com pany is what is termed a three-press mill and occupies a tract of land on a spur track of the Seaboard immediate ly beyond the southern limits of the town. The plant consists oi aeienu buildings, the oil mill proper, the seed cleaning house, the fertilizer ware house, and the hull storage house, in all of which a force of from thirty to thirty-five men are employed during the twenty-four hours, for operations are continuous day and night. During recent years the Henderson Oil Mill high grade fertilizers have increased rapidly in favor among growers of cotton and tobacco, for farmers have learned to their cos t the felly of pay ing freights on goods of doubtful value, when they can secure at home produc tions whose merits have been thor oughly established by actual crop tests, and whose use means a saving of money from every possible standpoint. These fertilizers are known in the market as the Henderson, Pride of Vance, and U Need It all of which secure splendid results in the growing of tobacco and cottcn and being pre pared under different formulas that supply to each plant the greatest de gree of nourishment. These fertilizers are for sale by the leading dealers ev erywhere throughout this section who secure tbem in all their strength and purity direct from the mill, an ad vantage which is also well worth con sideration. The manager of the Hen ieison Oil Mills fcr the company is v". E. Sehroeder; who has been con nected with tie plant in this capacity for the past four years, during which time, as a resident of Henderson, he has become thoroughly identified with be interests of the community and is among these whose efforts ;are being onstantly, directed to the upbuilding the town in every way possible. Be ing among the younger and progreB ?ive citizens bis co-operation is effec tive and can always be relied cn. SEABOARD FEED & PRODUCE CO. C. V. Singleton, General Manager. , It has been remarked elsewhere in this issue that Henderson has shown marked progress within recent years in the wholesale lines, and it can here be added with truth that the inception and development of the Seaboard Feed & Produce Co. has been a contribut ing factor to the splendid results achieved. This concern began bus iness as a new enterprise in Septem ber, 1906, for the purpose of supply ing the trade with feed of all kinds from the hay and grain fields of the West an1 fruits and produce from the leading distributing markets. was the encouragement experienced in' the early days of the business that it was determined to install a plant r the grinding of corn meal, and during the following February ' the popular Seaboard Meal was placed on the mar ket a production which, because oof its excellence has met with a constant ly increasing demand, wherever and whenever introduced. - This plant has a capacity of one thousand bushels of meal daily, being shipped all through North Carolina and portions of South Carolina. The Seaboard Feed & Pro-; iuce Co. are headquarters for hay, rain, mill feed; also fruits, especially '.pples, oranges and bananas and such vegetables as cabbage, potatoes and jiiions. The business is conducted on i scale of magnitude that secures bed .xck prices at the original sources :f supply, for car load purchases are he rule, many .car loads of one single ommodity being purchased at one .ime when market cenditioas justify uch a policy. All turougLout North .'arolina the Seaboard Feed & Produce "o. have, during a comparative brief ut successful career, built up a splen lid patronage, composed of leading merchants in the retail lines, and ev ry day brings in the names of new satrons, who seek the excellent advan ages this concern offei3. The officers f the concern are H. T. Morris, presi dent; C. V. Singleton, vice-president ind general manager; E. B. Taylor, secretary, and J. H. Brodie, treasurer. All are among Henderson's leading citizens and in this instance they are to be especially congratulated for founding and building up to its pres ent splendid proportions an enterprise which is regarded by the most alert among the retail trade of the country a money saving, reliable and excellent source of supply for all their require ments in feed, fruits and produce. JOHN B. WATKINS Lumber, Sash, Doors, Mantels and Bnilding Materials. In Henderson the market for build ing materials of all kinds can be said to be of the most satisfactory character as compared with towns all over the country similarly situated Sareipnc'te8 "oy carload purchases from the original sources of supply; carry stocks sufficiently large and complete to guarantee prompt delivery on short notice, and, if anything unusual is de sired, it can be secured at the lowest possible cost to patrons. These ob servations apply especially to the es tablishment conducted by John B. Watkins, an enterprise well and fav orably known to contractors and build era all over Vance and its adjoiniig counties and regarded as being one of the reliable concerns doing business in this sectiion. At the N atkln ware house can always be found a full line of builders supplies in turned work, moulding, ceiling, sash, doors, blinds, door and window frames, rough and dressed lumber, cement and materials for structural work generally. A spec ial department is devoted to a display of mantels and tiles, and the famous Cahill grate, which gives more heat and consumes less coal than any other grate ever invented, and for which ir Watkins has an exclusive agency a this section, all being set up in a raiiotv nf Btvles so as to afford the matron the most favorable facilities to -ake a satisfactory selection. Esti mates are furnished for complete bills f building materials and in full pos eesion of every advantage known to fcis particular branch of trade the owtst, guaranteed prices are quoted. i " . Hender.aon Mr. John B. Watkins, the owner and manager cf this business, has been identified with his present line since 1883, and during the intervening icriod has built up a patronage which s c'ompesed cf the leading proprty iwners and builders throughout this -ecticn for miles in every direction. A native of eld Granville county, he ias been in constant association 'hroughout a lifetime with the people of the community and enjoys today ap a result of thorough integrity and re liability in all trade relations popular conf dence and esteem. So that as a supply depot for building materials the Watkins establishment can be relied on to co-operate effectually in the up building and development of Hender son by a service to furnish all needs in the building lines that is prompt and reliable and by prices that are the very lowest because all middle men who add to the cost, but never to the quality, are eliminated and inside and fractional prices at the original source of supply are the sure and safe basis on which the business is conducted. R. R. PINKSTON Planing Mills. Dealer In Lumber. The planing mills owned and ope rated by R. R. Pinkston, and which he was ' instrumt ntnl in establishing in 1S&2, have during their entire career maintained for contractors, propeny ivners and the public generally the )ronounced advantages of convenience and fair prices to secure their needs for such materials as are required in the structural lines, such as ceiling, flooring, moulding, stairwork and round and square work generally. It was the first mill of its kind to be operated in Henderson and the only one to-day in the community. It there fore can be seen that a steady and an increasing patronage is assured in fu ture months and years for Henderson itself is developing rapidly, likewise the surrounding country, which means constant activity in the building lines and demand for the services of the planing mill. The Pinkston planing mill is in operation daily and is equipped with the required machinery and appliances to turn out the most satisfactory work. It is conveniently situated along the tracks of the Sea board and Southern railroads, so that the expense of hauling carload ship ments of stocks of lumber are re duced to the minimum. A nice busi ness has always been done in supply ing popular needs for rough and dressed lumber, orders being received from patrons living in Henderson and the surrounding country constantly. R. R. Pinkston, the owner and one of the founders of this enterprise, is a native of Wadesboro, N. C, where he lived until he reached the age of six teen, whon he became apprenticed to the carpenter trade and whilst serving his time, a period of five years, he re sided at Yorkville and Charlotte, N. C. Nashville, Tenn., and several points in Arkansas, until he had qualified him self as a mechanic and "got his tools." Subsequently he came back to Raleigh where he married. After Ris mar riage, he followed his trade at Wilson's Mill and at Carey for several years, finally settling down in Raleigh, where he became a member of the firm of Ellington, Royster &Co.. which busi ness was later destroyed by fire. In 1882 as senior member of the firm of Pinkston, Sharon & Co., he assisted in installing a plant for a planing mill at Henderson, and in 1891 acquired sole ownership and management of Vance Countj ii spiral U Wp- 'rt k - F 1 3 1 I t r-f ml- l.-fe-t SMmr r? HI 5 Graded ScliooL ie business whkh he still retaiua. As mechanic Mr. Pinkston has worked ', n a number of noted buildings , irougout North Can Una, ami ng these fiS Tucker Hall at RaldKh. the, "piscopal Church at Taiboro. nnd oth- , rs. IK- alRf served at the front dur- ,' ig the Civil War, being a soldier in c mpany C, Fourteenth North Caro- ( in Infantry, and , rendered faithful .rviee. lie is among Henderson's e diu'd citizens and business nu n. of vbom it an be truly said that be en oyg the confidence and esteem of all. , V. lover of children, his friends are Many among tbe little ons who greet im joyfully on all c iiflons as their Viend. companion and Wnefactur. DANIEL Jfc.' CO. '.lard wans Stoies, Palntx, Farm In plemrnts. It can be safely asserted that the ; narket conditions that constantly pre- ; ?ail in Henderson In the hardware line cannot be excelled, for the stocks cover the widest possible range of npeds; there is an ample variety ot . quality and price to satisfy all condl- tions and purposes, and an abundance of standard productions In all lines. This statement applies with especial i-'.inLtj to the hardware l;".tBlnesa cci ducted by Daniel & Co.. which oc cupies the double store. Nos. 2H and 216 south Garnett street. , On enter ing this establishment one is struck with the admirable method of the stock arrangement, each line and er- erything pertaining to it occupying' a j particular, division of the store or : space on shelving and In drawers, bo that it is possible to place one's hand on any desired article at a moment' notice, and not keep the custorner Waiting and in suspense whilst search is being made an experience not un I common in many stores, and hardware stores especially for the stocks abound In a thousand and one varieties for as many purposes. At the Daniel Hardware Store the feature of com pleteness In all lines indicates that the needs of the contractor, property owner, mechanic, former and house keeper have been anticipated for these needs are promptly supplied by select collections of building hardware, cut lery and kitchen hardware, mechanic and gardener' tools, guns and ammu nition, paints and painters' supplies, -toves and ranger, saddlery goods, "arm implements and farm supplies tenerally. All these productions are iurcbasfd direct from the manufac urers in carload lots In a number of Mnes, but always In such quantities is srcure bed rock wholesale Invoice irlcrs and the very best discounts. As buyer Mr. Daniel possesses excep 'ional advantages, having been for ears engaged In the wholesale hard-, vare business In Baltimore, and the 'inoweldge and experience thus ac- luired tend to keep cost down to the lowest possible figures. Standard Toods from manufacturers of estab-t lished reputation are found In every lepartment, as can be seen by the "onstant recurrence here, there and everywhere of popular brands and trademarks, however, this establish rnent handles exclusively tbe celebrat ed Buck's stoves and heaters, among the very best productions of the foun dry man's skill on tbe market; tbe Oliver chilled plows, the Davis One Hundred Per Cent pure paints, tbe Lucas paints and other equally well known productions. Courthouse. - .