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Lincoln
Businesses
in 1880


From the Lincoln Beacon, April 15, 1880

Lincoln County Bank

Owned by J.P. Cummins & Co. of Minneapolis, with his brother-in-law Geo. M. Lutes, Cashier and general manager, is doing a large business, and as long as it is run by him it is in safe hands.

Runnells & Klepper

Are doing a good business in the line of manufacturing buggies, wagons, breaking plows and harrows, and blacksmithing. They are No. 1 workmen, and employ none by the best. They are doing a large business, and are good citizens, bound to success.

Mr. M.B. Hathaway

Another member of our new city council is doing business on the south side of Lincoln Ave. opposite the Adams House, keeps a general stock of groceries and hardware. Mrs. Hathaway is also doing a fine business in millinery, keeps a fine stock of goods, and is building up a large business, and is deserving of success.

H. Williams,

Blacksmith, is also one of the old reliable mechanics, and is well known as a first-class blacksmith. The sound of his hammer has been heard every day for five years, from early morn till late at night. It is such citizens are Mr. Williams, that have built up our country, and made it what it is.

Mrs. L. Stewart & Miss E. Torrey

Occupying rooms in the Chicago Store are doing a fine business in dress-making and millinery. Miss Torrey superintends the dress-making and Mrs. Stewart the millinery department. They are in receipt of new goods in all the latest and most approved styles. They evidently understand their business, are deserving a good patronage and are bound to have it.

Livery Stable

The livery stable of George Green has become a necessity and a fixture. It has grown to great proportions. It is stocked with the best of teams and carriages, and does a large business in feeding, buying and selling. No. 1 rigs can always be had on short notice, and reasonable terms. It would be a credit to any town in Kansas, and is deserving the success it has attained. East of Quimby Hís.

Hayden & Greer

This firm is composed of two just such young men as are the hope of any county. Honest, energetic and plucky they are bound to succeed let come what may. They donít wait for something to turn up but go to work and turn it up themselves. They keep a large stock of stoves, tinware and cutlery, and are doing a thriving business. They manufacture their own tinware and can sell as cheap as any house in Kansas.

Strange & Russellís

Meat market second door east of Lincoln Co. Bank. They keep constantly on hand a full supply of fresh meat and can deal it out in any shape required, at a first-class butcher shop. They are decidedly popular and have a good business.

Pfaff & Chessher

Dealers in agricultural implements, are, judging by the large amount of machinery farmers are constantly taking away from their house, doing a large business. They have been engaged in this business but a few weeks, still they are doing a business that would do credit to a house of as many years standing. They are strictly reliable and are bound to have the confidence of the people. Mr. Chessher is also a member of our new city council. In Swinburn block, east of Adams House.

D.E. Coolbaugh

In our walk around town, we called at the oldest dry goods and grocery store in Lincoln Ė owned and managed by D.E. Coolbaugh, who came to this town in May, 1872, and purchased the store of J.H. Wisner, then kept in what is now the front end of the hardware store of H. Holcomb. The next spring he built and removed to the store he now occupies on the S.W. corner of Lincoln Ave. and 4th street. By fair dealing he has built up a large and prosperous business. He is a No. 1 citizen, doing much to build up the town and always leading in donations to all public benefits or charitable objects. He always keeps a large stock of dry goods and groceries, and those of the best quality.

Turner Bros.

These enterprising young men came to our city in August last. They have been here but a short time, but by fair dealing, pluck and energy, they have built up a large and rapidly increasing trade. Charles Turner was engaged for five years in the business with his brother, in Leesburg, Fla. Eugene was for several years connected with the large house of O.R. Keith & Co., of Chicago. They were brought up in New York, and having followed the business at the great Buenos centers of N.Y. and Chicago, for years, their advantages in being enabled to make advantageous purchases should not be overlooked. Eugene is an honorable member of the city council, and they are both tip top good fellows, if they are Democrats.

H.C. Angel

The dry good store of Ober, Hageman and Whittridge, on the north side of Lincoln Ave., between 4th and 5th streets, is also one of the old pioneers of the town. The business of this house is managed by H.C. Angel, who has built it up till it is second to none in the city. His faithfulness to his employers, is of itself a guarantee that he is an honorable man to deal with. The firm buys in large quantities and by so doing buys cheap and is able to sell cheap.

A.C. Jackson

On Lincoln Ave., first door west of post office, keeps a general stock of dry goods and groceries. Although out of business for a short time, owing to the destruction of his stock of goods by lightning and fire a few months ago, he is on his feet again with an entirely new stock, and his old customers are only anxious to patronize him. There perhaps is no store in this, or adjoining towns that contains a better line of goods than Mr. Jackson. "Quick sales and small profits" is his motto. He is deserving, and will attain success.

W.S. McNitt & Co.

Dealers in lumber, lath, shingles, doors, sash, blinds, lime, hair, cement etc., although less than one month in business, are having a large trade and are in every respect worthy of it. They are young men of enterprise and perseverance and if this coupled with fair dealing and attention to business will bring success, then success is theirs. They have a large stock, are building a capacious warehouse and shed and are well prepared to have lumber in good condition when needed. Their yard is situated on south side of Lincoln Ave., opposite Court House square. This is an enterprise that has long been needed in our city and we hope it will be well patronized.

E.S. Pierce

On the south side of Lincoln Ave. opposite the Bank, in his large and commodious ware rooms, keeps a general stock of all goods usually kept in a first-class furniture store. He buys in large quantities, and consequently buys cheap, and this, coupled with the fact that he possesses many other advantages in buying, by reason of his extensive acquaintance in business circles, renders it possible for him to compete successfully with any house west of Kansas City. Mr. Pierce knows how to wait on customers, and he always makes his customers feel that it is a pleasure for him to show his goods. In the discharge of his duties as a public officer he is prompt, energetic and thorough. By the way, we would like to see him street commissioner about now.


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