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X TOBACCO MARKET. 2Z
Will Dc Stronger This Season Than Ever Before.
Three Large Warehouses"Strong Corps of
Buyers^ 'Stemmery, Prize Houses, Popu'
lar, Practical and Experienced Tobac
conists will Make This the Strongest
Market in this Section of the State.
Smithfield is the county eeat of Johustou county and is also
the principal town of thecounty. It is the principal tobacco market
in this county and this section. It is to the farmers' interest to
help to make this a strong home market for all produce. The busi
ness men here are united in their efforts to make this a strong home
market, and they need the aid and co-operation of the fanners of
THE SMITHFIELD TOBACCO MARKET
WILL BE ABLE TO
Handle at Least One-half More Tobacco This
Season Than Last Season,
FOB THE FOLLOWING REASONS:
Fpwt? La?t season, only two warehouses were in use?Banner
and Farmers. This season the large and commodious River
side Warehouse will be open and conducted by Messrs. 1'iv
LiOit A Lassitkk, who successfully operated the Farmers
Warehouse last season. The Banner Warehouse will be con
ducted this season by Messrs. Skinnek & Raospale, experi
enced tobacconists; the Farmers Warehouse will be operated
by Messrs. Boyktt Bitos., clever merchants of Smithfield.
Second?'The corps of tobacco buyers w ill be very much in
creased. Mr. Oscar Gregory will represent the American To
bacco Company with his large standing orders. Mr. Gregory
being a salaried man. makes him a much stronger buyer than
a commissioned man.
Strong Buyers With Large orders.
Mr. A. 1$. Willing-ham of the firm of VV. A. Willingham A Co. who
in t he buyer for this firm, will be a strong purchaser. He has been
actively engaged in the tobacco business here for three years. He
has large orders and will ship direct to Liverpool and elsewhere,
and will be able to give t lie farmers the best possible prices for then
Mr. T. .1. Gentry will be on the market again; the farmers all over
the county know Mr. Gentry.
Mr. It H. McUuire will be on the floor of every warehouse and
with increased orders, both domestic and foreign, will lie able to i
give the tobacco growers all that the grade of their tobacco will
demand. Mr. McUuire is certainly a well known mun among the
farmer* of Johnston county.
Mt*#*s. Skinner & Hagsdale have large ordei-s for every grade of
tobacco from scrap to the finest wrappers. They will buy more
largely than ever befoiv. With their large orders for certain grades
of tobacco which they ure hound to have, they will tie in a position
to maintain high prices.
Farmers from other courses Wifl sell Here.
There will be buyers herefrom Danville, Durham and Henderson.
The Tobacco Gourd of Tradeof theSmithfield Market, willendeavor!
this season to make the Smithfield Tobacco Market tins season, the
supreme center, the best and most available market in this imme
diate tobacco belt. Those who have heretofore carried their to
bacco to Wilson and Goldsboro will be induced to bring it to Smith
field this season if, good prices, fair dealing, accommodation and
general courtesy is to considered.
Messrs. Skinner & Itagsdale who operate the Manner Warehouse
with their well known and elerer auctioneer, L. (i. Patterson, will
greet the farmers with a pleasant welcome.
Messrs. Parlor A Lass Iter, with the jovial and big-hearted ("apt.
?Paylor. will sti ive to please every maker of the golden weed.
And Messrs. Bovett Bros., the enterprising merchants and their
genial Mr. It. P. Crute, as an autioneer, whose experience is long
and varied, will endeavor to pay good prices for all tobacco carried
to their warehouse.
Since the market opened on July 30th
Large Quantities of Tobacco Have been Sold Here at
FANCY PRICES FOR THE ORADES OFFERED.
Every fanner has gone home well pleasod.
For ? good tobacco season hn* made ft lni|>erative that auother
large price house shoulb be built. Work is going on rapidly on this
-bonce and it will be ready in a few days. It is 40x80 feet and has
three floors. It will be occupied by SKINNER & RA08DALE to
atore the large quantities of the golden weed that they expect to
buy. THE 8MITHFIELI) MARKET WILL BE
A Leader in high Prices.
And farmers who sell here will reap the bonefltof those good prices.
The history of the market for the past three years has been one
of sftcc?Hs and it is the intention of the men connected with the
market to make this year far more successful than tin years past.
OUR OPENING SALE JULY 30th.
Farmers, bring your tobacco to the BANNER WAREHOUSE, headquarters for Ligh prices, courteous and hon st dealings.
Mr. L. G. Patters on. ?ur auctioneer, needs no introduction to you. as he has been with us for the past two tea
sons. lie will use his best efforts to get you the highest price for every pile of tobacco put on our floor.
We have no Drummers nor Commissioned Hen this
season but will Hake High Prices our Drummer.
We have large orders and expect to buy more largely than ever before To accommodate our increased order bu iness
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we are having built a large prize house. Our grading room is unsurpassed.
We will have the best graders to handle your tobacco, and we will personally
oversee the work,
Whenever You Have a Load Ready for Market Drive Straight to the old Reliable Banner.
SKINNER & RAGSDALE.
SMITH FIELD, N. C.
WE HAVE MOVED TO
The RIVERSIDE * WAREHOUSE.
We need no introduction hh we are too
well known to the farmers of Johnston
and adjoining counties. Afterdoing bus
iness in the Farmers Warehouse for one
year we found it necessary, to accommo
date our iiisreasing trade. to move to a
larger house. Therefore, we have leased
the Riverside Warehouse for a term of
years. We can now aecomiuodut+j the
farmers and their teams better than here
tofone, aw we have the l>est shingle-cov
ered stables in the State.
The Riverside has no 5uperior
In light and arrangement. You will find
Smithfield the market and the Riverside
the place to sell your tobaeoo to get Iho
highest market prices. You will have the
advantage of having your tobasno sold
by the senior menilng of the firinu
Capt. C. B. Paylor,
who Ik tlie auctioneer, and is therefore in
a position to get the full value for every
pile of your tobacco.
nr. Will. h. Lassiter,
The junior member of the firm, was raised
in Johnston county ami is well known
throughout this and adjoining counties.
Mr. Lassiter will run the wales and will
see that you get the highest market price
for your tobacco.
We will have with us again the clever
and gel rial
Mr. J. P. Wade,
who will keep our books and weigh your
tobacco, and will always weleonau yon
to the Riverside. *
We Have one of ti e Best Basements
FOR GRADING AND REORDERING
IN THE STATE.
Mr. M. S. Ikitman
will have chftfjte of thegradingroom ami
lias 110 superior a* a handler of tobacco
and with his special attention will see
that youi tohaoco will be graded and
handled with the lx>Ht< of care. Parties
having tobswa* V> be graded should
bring it to the Riverside.
We u iti. fcrtve any regular hired
drummer and we propose to pay thr
farmers what we would pay the drum
We intend to make every tobacco
grower a lio wills a load Hfc our bouse
n drummer bv paying liim the high
est market price for his tobacco.
Our Mouse will be Open for Business
July 30th, 1901.
PAYLOR & LASS1TER,
^^SMITHFIELD, N. C.
j J. D. BOTETTA floor ' ' R. C. CRUTE, E. O, ATCOCK,
E. F. BOYETT, J Managers. Auctioneer. Book-keeper.
SMITHFIELD, M C
Since last Deceml>er when we decided to engage in the tobacco bmirww we have spaied no effort in preparing to meet the
emergency. We wish to say to every tobacco grower in Johnston and afljtdtling counties that every necessary preparation
has been made by us to
get as much for your tobacco as can be gotten on any
warehouse floor in the State.
r-ami And This We Guarantee to Do, ^?r\
Our M R. CRUTE, an auctioneer of fifteen years'experience, com* viih the be t record as an auctioneer and at?
good a judge of tobaorv as oould he secured by us. We do not expect H ??ake an order business a specialty, but we have
sufficient order* to
/ Make Every Pile Bring its Full Value
or we buy it oun*l*es. We are in the business for work. Our success is yours. We only ask for a trial, when we hope to
make a customer of you. Your friends,
1 : rjy TIT