About Two Hundred Thousand Pounds Here For
Opening and a Crowd Estimated Around Five
Thousand Were in Attendance?Quality Off But
Color Good?Higher Averages are Drawing a
Large Number from a Distance to the Farmviffle
Market This Season?Customers Pleased.
With one of the best opening
- breaks in FarjnviDe's long and
successful tobacco history, the
big warehouses here Tuesday
ware scales of unusual activity
when the buyers from the big
gest manufacturers in the world
started buying the bright leaf
that filled the werehouses here
for the opening.
As usual Farmville lead all of
the other Eastern Carolina mar
kets in the average price paid.
Averaging $22.33 per hundred
for the in tire two hundred pound
break, which, according to pub
lished reports from other mar
? kets, was from $2.00 to $5.00 a
hundred the leader.
The crop is estimated to be a
short one. The leaf is fairly
good as to color but thin and
light. It is somewhat heavier
than many had expected.
Between four and five thou
sand farmers were in the city
Tuesday creating a goodly in
crease in business throughout
the day. A cordial welcome was
extended by Farmville business
men, and a spirit of optimism
prevailed, speaking plainly the
being added and with more com
petition among the buyers.
Other surrounding town re
port large breaks on the opening
but none of whom came up to
standard set by the Farmville
market in prices paid to the
farmers for their offerings.
? WILSON REPORTS BIG SALE I
I BUT LOW AVERAGE.
Wilson, Sept 3.?The Wilson Times II
says: That things an not always!
I what they seem is in&cated by the J|
I prices on the opening of the Wilson I
I tobacco market Of course they are I I
I higher here than on any market in I
I the east, but that is not the point at!I
I issue. Every one expected that the II
I opening price would be at least 25il
I cents per pound. The best estimate]I
I we could make yesterday was that II
the opening was around 22.50.
I However, the official figures show II
I that the opening average was only I
I 2034, and that is considered by the II
I editor of The Times a very low av- I
I erage considering the quality of the j I
tobacco which is hotter titan we ex- I
I peeted, and ia keeping with the de-jl
mand for the tobacco on account of II
I the' short crop due to the heavy rains [I
I in tba South Carolina belt, which II
I washed the substance out of it. It is fl
I different, however, in this section. [I
I The quality of the tobacco is dedd-ll
I edly better. fl
According to the official report of il
? Mr. J. H. Petty, supervisor of tales I
I on the Wilsea tobacco market, the II
I sales yesterday were 863394 pounds, il
I for $275,688.44, at an average of jl
I 20-34' I
| The same day, or opening day last H
I year, the sales waia 430,266 pounds ||
I at an avenge of SU24 per pound. fl
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P^'UbissJa i ^ AAA AAA tVMtn/ti'sB
Association Pays Members the
Higher Gash Payments Ever
Made in Eastern Carolina
Raleigh, Sept 3.?The Tobacco
Growers' Cooperative association op
ened its third season at 84 markets
in Eastern North Carolina Tuesday,
September 2, with the highest cash
payments ever made to,its members?
the majority oi association grades
were raised-from one to two dollars
a grade and the members who doubt
ed last season deliveries on the open
ing day by bringing over half a mil
lion pounds of the weed to their own
warehouses, were thoroughly pleased
with the association's advatafs and
grading?the ability of every member
to get 75 per cent of the cash value
of every delivery as established by
bankers, has proved a great advan
tage to the organized tobacco fann
Payment of $500,000 by the associa
tion to its Eastern Carolina members
on September 27 will being their re
ceipts on the 1028 crop, to 81l-R per
R. Patterson of the association, by
complete settlement en all 1928 deliv
eries if successful sales of the coop
erative tobaccos continue at present
Members of the tobacco association
no longer ask, "When will the next
payment come," but "when will the as
sociation payments stop coming."
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irbsbmo Newspaper c&srget
I America With Exploiting.
I Moscow, Sept 3.?Secretary of
?State Hughes is precipitating the civil
I war in China, the newspaper Izvestia
I asserts today in discussing the stti
?tade of the United States toward the
?hoatRfttos in China.
I The newspaper declares that Mr.
Hughes is feeling uneasy because
?since her agreement with Russia, Chi
Ins is acknowledging her own nation
al aims and is striving to thrust off
the yoke of foreign capitalist*.?fc;
Hughes, it adds, is afraid for the fn
I tare of American 'interests in China
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? America is charged by the newspa
per with violation of the decisions of
I toward China," Investing dedbtreS,
"the United States is now organising
against herpn inimical union^itii
England and Japan, against the 1st I
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Many Were Cussing and Pray
ing and One Preacher Bolted;
Shook Earth for Two Days.
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Older residents last night recalled
that exactly 38 years have elapsed
since the Charleston earthquake.
Tremors and shakings from the |
earthquake w<fte forcibly felt in this i
vicinity on the night of August- 317
1886. Successive tremors shook the
earth around Charleston, S. C., for
two days, August 31 and September
1, 1886, practically destroying the
city, but the quake felt here and the
excitement It caused, lasted only a
few minutes, old-timers relate.
' In this section the earthquake
caused great excitement and in many
instances terror. Many thought Ga
briel had sounded the last trump and
that judgment day had come.
In those days a cuurch for negroes
was standing in South Greensboro,
near Five Points. On that eyentftah
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night in August, 38 years ago, tne|
church was packed and jammed with
listeners while a negro minister, of
tall and angular proportions, and ac
counted a powerful exhorter, was ha
ranguing the congregation, painting
[vivid word pictures of A golden para
dise on the one hand, and tpraphte
I pictures of a torment?in hell off ire
and brimstone on the other,
i The sermon was. hearing its dose.
With deep fervor and excitement the
angular divine was picturing
en schooner. A low mourn of terror
arose from the congregation, swell
ing in vokma as the house began to
rode*. ._ ''
"Bjrderen and sistern," shouted the
shepherd of the flock, "You all kin
stay here ef you wanter, but I'm
done gone now." And the minister
quickly matching action with words,
turned suddenly and dived through a
window at the rear of the pulpit
"Tommy, stop eating with your
fingers." "But, mamma, weren't fin- <
gers made before forks."
One of the main objections to an
other war seems to be that it would
be followed by another peace confsr
President Emeritus, of Harvard,
says that complete prohibition en
forcement is in sight. So is the plan
et Mars, but we haven't reached it
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candidates ?^? running. v?t|toW on the sample Ullot and mail or
H?s bwed^Ls,5? Auto aid
ten yeara^M*?i4 registration be
Bigg, 11,389, and the 1924 registration
being 286,846, according to the bien
nial report of the secretary of state
issued by W. N. Everett today. The
total amount of taxes collected on
motors and gasoline sales since 1911
was stated to be *20,038,109.45.
The report also shows that the
amount collected for the registration
transfers was 98,046^2 as of Novem
ber 80, 1914. June 80, 1924, the col
lection was $8,975,658^17.
The gasoline tax collected for the;
year fune* 80/1922, was 8888,724.57
while the tax collected up to june 23,
1924, was $3,979,855.40. During the
past two yeaps the secretary has Isk, (
sued 2^06 domestic charters for do
mestic corporations, and collected $5,4;
192.47, while during the some period
the certificates issued were 275 cor
porations and $16,075.00 has been col- ;
iected. Since 1922, 65 banks have fil
ed with'the office 'and 63 trademarks
have been registered and ?ive rail
roads granted charters.
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VESPER SERVICES BROUGHT
TO CLOSE SUNDAY EVENING
Rev. N. N. Fleming Deliver* Power
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fnl Message to Large Audience
The service on Sunday evening last
brought to a close the summer ves
per services enjoyed by this commun
ity during, the last few weeks and al
though attendance ha* not been as
large an desired..; by; .the leaders the
influence and inspiration gained by
^^t^io^ttended regularly cannot'
on the fifth chapter of Luke,, fourth
verse. In a powerfulmessage H;ad- i
monished the people toheedthe com- J
mand, "Launch OuV'.nnd help spread i
the gospel,, not only in our own land, i
but to "launch out into the deep"? i
the world. He defined the ..nets as
used in the command, "let down your 1
net*" as the force we have, be it v
mental or physic^, 4?give in His .1
service, and emphasised the fact
that as the fishermen let; down their
nets to xpeeivf a draught, ao Onto
tians must have faith and ever antici- !
pate results In thei? work pf soul- "
Rev. D. g. Hill, Raptast minister,
led the prayer service and Attorney
W. G-. Sheppard, who deserves much
praise for j&t,faithful and efficient 1
directing of the music, ??* the song*.
Special musical numbers which added
much to the program were a duet
rendered by Miss Daisy Holmes, and
a quartet by Rev, D. E. Hill and
Messrs. Moses Moye, J. D. Holmes
and W. G. Sheppard.
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THE BEST OF FRIENDS MUST PART <
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Felix tervesr iCalk (he Meeting j
foriridlt^Seirt. 12 atKins
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A meeting.-of more than passing^
portarfce hasjljieen called by Chairman
Felix Harvey/Hr., of the section
wide membership campaign of^the
Eastern Carolina Chamber of Conn
merce, for Friday, September 12, at
Kinston, at 6:30 o'clock. Represen
tative business men of Eastern Caro
lina have been invited to this confer
ence. The purpose of the conference
as-stated, by Chairman Harvey* is to
outline to those present, the full
plans o? <the big membership cam
paign to be held the week of October
6. It is very necessary the loc&l
chairmen know all about the cam
paign and this is the occasion for this
A nrooAnf I
AlbCr U1C IllCCtUl^i bUVOb j/tvuvu?
will be guests of the Kinston Kiwanis
club at a special luncheon for the oc
casion. A good representation from
all sections of Eastern Carolina is ex
pected in Kinston on that date. No
memberships willbe solicited until the
week of October 6, when the campaign
will be put on simultaneously in 46
counties. Chairman Harvey (plans to
have the whole thing finished in one
week, and then there will be nothing
left except planning for the 1925 pro
Those memberships at present
whose memberships expire before July
1, will be entitled to renewal on the
basis of one half of the first year's
dues being paid. This will make all
memberships due each year October
1. -Those present members, whose
duee expire after July 1 may renew
with three fourths of the first year's
dues being paid. This will make their
dues fall due October 1 neyt year andv
ITt ' A A A M 4-1. A OtinHVltt IrtA w?jtl I 1
make ft much easier tj?:heep the x?e- "
% Voder the aministration cf the !;
great Wood row Wilson, whose fame
is as* imperishable as history itself,
no grafter dared to poke his-head in- ?
fie the White House oti any of the ?
departments. John W. Davis is an
ather Woodrow Wilson. Come on, '
boys; let's put another Wobdr w Wil- i
son in the White House. j
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l New"York, j
:lare foreign goods in their possession
Im an$ul at this port cost three wo
nen ? total of 55,072.23 in fines - in
josed after a h< iJSdward
3arnes, asaiai^nt solicitor of the le
ral divfcrion at the customs house to- "
Bw?..' j ? I
locked - here last Friday. They J
?rought with them from Europe a l
arge quantity of gowns and lingerie,
>n which they made ho declaration.
)eputy Surveyor" James F. , Long
eized the goods. It cost Mrs. living
ton $3,14.08 to redeem her share. I
cssion of Mira DiMfc'McCarthy Ad- ?
f recover the coat Miss Adams will *
vetopay the cuatoms i&parteieift t
The tonsil |id adenoid clin&'ield a
n the high schMt'.buidmg on Tfres- I
.erformed by * J. Ellen, of I
i.uncn was sei-Vcu as on .previous j.
Gather to Proted %eir Na
tionals at Shanghai Jnd Will
Iwp Their Vessels tThere to
TO|tol the Chinese ? Waters;
Nutral Ships Have
Been fhere for Some Time.
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Washington, Sept. 3.?Najpal forces
of tiro United States, Jap#n, Great
Britein and France, kept for patrol
work in Asiatic waters, are being as
sembled at Shanghai, China.
Some already are there and others
are proceeding, moving as neutral'
ships, but prepared to act swiftly in
the event they are called upon to pro
tect their respective nationals, com
mercial and trade interests, now me
naced by danger of hostilities be
tween military forces commanded by
two provincial governors.
' The diplomatic agents of the four
governments-already have advised
the Peking foreign office that "the
idea of a naval battle in the greatest
harbor of the feast was unthinkable
and could not be tolerated," pointing
ou that the Shanghai waters consti
tute one vast harbor m which the
ships of every nation float and that
the present status of affairs 'presents *
a situation that cannot beregarded
with equanamity by them.
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Admiral i nomas wasmngion, com
mander in ehief of the Asiatic squad
ron/ and Edward Bell, charge of the
legation in Peking, reported today to
the Washington government on the
situation at Shanghai.
Admin! Washington said nine de
stroyers, the Borie, Smith, Thompson,
Tracy, Hulburt, >J. D. Evans* Preble,
Pruitt, Penguin and Whipple had been
dispatched from the summer /base at
Chefoo to Shanghai and, in addition,
the gunboat Isabel, flagship' of the
river patrol, had been ordered there
from <Xinkaag. ; -VS ?
The situation now developing at
and^ Lu^ Yung
Hiilng, military governors respec
tively of Kiangsu and Ghekiang, ad
joining provinces. A conflict be
tween them is feared would ten3
throw other provincial forces into the
struggle, and it is said, might result
En general warfare in dhha.
The question at issue between the
two-provincial leaders is said to re
solve itself practically into a Contest
between them for military control of
Shanghai. , ?,??>
DESK NEEDED BY RED CROSS
y Will some citizen of the town who
bas a desk sitting idle in some cor
ner offer same to the Bed Crosjf
lUiss Crouch, our community nurse,
5nds that she needs a desk at once
$uT?t is Hoped that some kind friend
ivjQLl dome forward and meet this
leed. The desk will be placed in Miss
"roach's office ^at the high school
tuilding, and the best of care will be
jiven it while in her service.
Please notify the secretary, Mrs.-J.
!? Shacklefdrd, if this "friend in need"
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Representative of German Firm
fS/at in Interest of Buying
Cotton For Country.
Norfolk, Sept 8.?Germany wfTl
rant 1,750,000 'bales of cotton , from
fee United Slates this year but. must
ait for the recently negotiated^ loan
?om Morgao to become effective b?- f
? &; Ktiotfce, geifcral manager of
Jeotton ^department of L Behren*
ndSpn, Qapiburg bankers, who is
>re on Ihe"first atop of^y trip
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