The Early Merchants of Harvey County

"When in doubt buy it in Newton."  (The Kansan, Dec. 6, 1915, Page 1)

Barnum's Clothing Co., Newton - Zandy Morris has resigned his position with Barnumís Clothing Co. and has gone on the road traveling for the Black Cat Hosiery Co. (The Evening Kansan-Republican, Newton, Kansas.  Thursday, September 26, 1910).

Bentley, S.J. - Banker.  Office in the Newton House, Newton, Kansas.  Will do a General Banking Business, Buy and Sell Gold, Silver, U.S. Bonds (1872).

Black Cat Hosiery Co., Newton - Zandy Morris has resigned his position with Barnumís Clothing Co. and has gone on the road traveling for the Black Cat Hosiery Co. (The Evening Kansan-Republican, Newton, Kansas.  Thursday, September 26, 1910).

Clapp, George - Pioneer Boot & Shoe Store, Newton, Kansas.  Ladies, Misses and Childrens Fine Shoes.  Shoes made in the Most Substantial Manner and by the Best Material.  Men's light, medium, and heavy boots and shoes made in great variety.  Boots & Shoes made to order, and all work guaranteed (1872).

Dickey's Drug Store - Newton.  Prescriptions carefully prepared by competent hands only, day or night (1872).

Duff & Duff - Newton.  In March, 1899, Mr. J. R. Duff and his brother Albert J. Duff came to Newton, Kansas, and bought the interest of W. C. Powers in the same line, and the firm now occupies the Gertsen block, which has seventy-five feet of frontage and one hundred and fifty feet of depth, which they occupy to the full capacity.  Duff & Duff carry the largest line and the most complete stock within a radius of several counties and they do an immense business through the small towns included within fifty miles, giving the people a chance to select from a large and varied assortment without being obliged to go to one of the large centers.  This stock comprises furniture, carpets, draperies and curtains of all kinds and also displays the latest designs in house fittings of all descriptions.  Mr. Duff is also an experienced embalmer. (1902).  (Biographical History of Central Kansas: 1902, pp. 654-655).  See also surname: Duff, J.R.

Kliewer Bros. & Adair - Newton.  Buy a Sweater Coat.  It is a mighty nice thing to have these chizzly mornings.  50c and ___.  Kliewer Bros. & Adair - Good Things To Wear.  (The Newton Kansan, Dec. 6, 1915, Page 1)

Lynch, R.B. - Coal & Agricultural Implements.  Dealer in Osage and Burlingame Coal.  Agent for the Sale of Champion Reaper & Mower, Taylor Sulky Rake, Superior Grain Drill, and Milburn Wagon.  Hides, Pelts, and Furs.  Newton, Kansas (1872).

McIntire Lumber Co, Newton - Lumber prices reasonable. Ask for free estimates on anything you plan to build. McIntire Lumber Co., on West Sixth. (The Evening Kansan-Republican, Newton Kansas.  Thursday, September 26, 1935.  Page 2.)

Murphy Photography, Newton - Be photographed on your birthday by Murphy. (The Evening Kansan-Republican, Newton Kansas.  Thursday, September 26, 1935.  Page 2.)

Newton Music Company - The band and orchestra instruments, new and used, are ready for you at the Newton Music Co. Terms and trade. Mr. Sands, formerly instrumental music instructor in the Newton schools can help you select. (The Evening Kansan-Republican, Newton Kansas.  Thursday, September 26, 1935.  Page 2.)

Get a Crosley radio, best on the market at a low price, for the World Series, at the Newton Music Co. (The Evening Kansan-Republican, Newton Kansas.  Thursday, September 26, 1935.  Page 2.)

There is nothing finer than a Stromberg-Carlson in radios. See them at the Newton Music Co. (The Evening Kansan-Republican, Newton Kansas.  Thursday, September 26, 1935.  Page 2.)

The new Sparton radio has tone quality and very sensitive and selective. Hear them now at the Newton Music Co. (The Evening Kansan-Republican, Newton Kansas.  Thursday, September 26, 1935.  Page 2.)

The Newton Music Co. has the new batteryless Ė farm radios for $39.50 and up, ready to go. See them. (The Evening Kansan-Republican, Newton Kansas.  Thursday, September 26, 1935.  Page 2.)

Plumb's Grocery, Newton -  Fresh oysters at Plumbís. Phone 212. (The Evening Kansan-Republican, Newton Kansas.  Thursday, September 26, 1935.  Page 2.)

Fresh catfish, fillet and halibut at Plumbís. Phone 212. (The Evening Kansan-Republican, Newton Kansas.  Thursday, September 26, 1935.  Page 2.)

Fresh catfish, 28c a lb. at Plumbís. Phone 212. (The Evening Kansan-Republican, Newton Kansas.  Thursday, September 26, 1935.  Page 2.)

Special Announcement. Our fish department opens Friday. Come in and see our display. Free Ė with first 25 orders we will give a bottle of Pallas catsup. Ė Plumbís Grocery. Phone 212. (The Evening Kansan-Republican, Newton Kansas.  Thursday, September 26, 1935.  Page 2.)

Robinson, Dad - Dad Robinson wants business. (The Evening Kansan-Republican, Newton Kansas.  Thursday, September 26, 1935.  Page 2.)

Walton, R. - Blacksmith.  Blacksmithing of All Kinds.  Wagon and Carriage Wheels (1872).

Williams, Roy G. - Roy G. Williams, editor and proprietor of the Burrton Graphic, is one of the younger newspaper men of Kansas, but since entering that field has proved a master of the difficult art of conducting a country journal with usefulness and influence and with a fair share of profit on the credit side of the business ledger.

The Burrton Graphic is a continuation of the old Burrton Monitor, which was founded in 1881 by George VanDeveer and published by the Burrton Publishing Company. This was later succeeded by the Burrton Graphic, with M. L. Sherpy editor. In 1904 the Kansas Grit Weekly was founded by George W. Kelley, but in 1906 the name was changed to the Burrton Grit and in 1910 to the Burrton Free Lance, edited by Ben W. Harlow. This was consolidated in 1912 with the Burrton Graphic. The Burrton Graphic, which is now in its thirty-first volume, is a well edited weekly paper with circulation over Harvey and surrounding counties, and is published from a complete plant well equipped mechanically. The plant and offices are in the post office building.

Roy G. Williams, its editor and proprietor, was born at Burrton December 13, 1892. His father is Harry Williams, who was born at Taunton, England, in October, 1856. He grew up and married in England and was a railroad worker in that country. In 1881 he came to the United States and settled at Burrton, Kansas, and for the past twenty-five years has been a railroad man, being foreman of one of the sections of the Santa Fe Railway Company. In politics he is independent, is a member of the Christian Church, is past noble grand of Burrton Lodge No. 251, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, and a member of Burrton Camp, Modern Woodmen of America. Mr. Harry Williams married Jennie Hayter, who was born at Cowbridge in South Wales, England, in August, 1856. They are the parents of six children: Harry, purchasing agent for an oil company, living at Los Angeles; May E., teacher in the Hutchinson public schools; James H., an employe in the hotel at Catalina Island, near Los Angeles; Ida M., at home; Roy; and John W., who works in a store at Burrton.

Roy Williams was educated in the public schools of Burrton, graduating from high school in 1910. After that he attended the Friends University at Wichita 2 1/2 years. He is a practical printer as well as an educator and was employed a year in a printing office at Fowler, Kansas. In July, 1914, he bought the Burrton Tribune, which had been founded the previous year by T. C. Eales. November 19, 1914, the plant of the Tribune was destroyed by fire, and in December following Mr. Williams with R. E. Thomas acquired the plant and business of the Burrton Graphic. In June, 1916, Mr. Williams became sole proprietor.

Mr. Williams is a democrat in politics and is affiliated with Burrton Lodge No. 182, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, and Burrton Lodge No. 251, Independent Order of Odd Fellows. He is unmarried.  (A Standard History of Kansas and Kansans, written & compiled by William E. Connelley, 1918).

Wright Radio, Newton - Many models of the new Zenith now being shown at Wright Radio, 218 Main. (The Evening Kansan-Republican, Newton Kansas.  Thursday, September 26, 1935.  Page 2.)


 

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