THE CITY OF JEWELL, as published in the JEWELL COUNTY MONITOR, 12 & 19th of Mar 1903, Front page:
Something About Its People and Business By Chas Whitney
The City of Jewell is located in the southern part of Jewell county seven miles from the South line of the county, about the center of the county East and West, and has a population of about 1,000 people. Jewell’s business catalogue is complete, being filled with all the leading lines of business, and has the only grist mill in the county. The business men of Jewell are up-to-date hustlers, and bring a fine trade to Jewell with their bargains which they are always offering. Jewell has one of the finest schools in the county, and this year under the management of Prof. Wyant, who is an instructor of exceptional ability, it is surpassing its previous record. Jewell has the usual city government, E.D. Fisher being its present mayor. In the way of churches, Jewell is the banner town of the county, having five: The Methodist Episcopal, Christian, Evangelical, Baptist and Catholic, all of which have nice buildings and good strong memberships, and all are doing good work. Jewell also has local lodges of all the leading secret societies, some of them having very large memberships, and they are doing much good for the people, both in fraternal work and in the distribution of beneficiaries. Jewell has a very efficient fire department composed of twenty-five members, of which J.C. Smith is chief. They have a chemical engine moved by seventeen members of the department, while eight handle the hook and ladder trucks. The city has built a substantial building for the housing of the outfit. Jewell’s Cornet Band is composed of thirty-five members, six of whom are ladies. The officers of the band are H.C. White, Jr., leader and instructor, W.T. Sutcliff, Pres., Miss Leo Hutchinson, Sec., O.E. White, Treas. And Mrs. W.T. Sutcliff, Librarian. The band was organized last Sept. and is progressing nicely. Another musical organization of Jewell which deserves special mention is the Jewell orchestra, composed of ten members with Dr. Julius Wesselowski as leader. The orchestra was organized seven years ago with higher musical education as its purpose. This is probably the finest organization of its kind in northern Kansas. Jewell is a town where city property does not increase in value and a town where your investment always pays a good per cent of profit, and if you are looking for a place to invest your money, be sure to look Jewell over before placing it. We will now endeavor to make brief mention of the business people of Jewell and their business:
E.D. FISHER came from the state of Illinois to Jewell county in 1883. Mr. Fisher was first engaged in teaching, having spent seven years at that occupation.
Mr. Fisher built and is the present owner of the Jewell skating rink now used as an opera house. The building is 100 by 40 feet. Besides owning town property, Mr. Fisher and his father, J.R. Fisher, own four quarter sections of land close to Jewell. For the last few years they have given considerable attention to wheat raising and at present have 500 acres sown to wheat which looks very promising.
Mr. Fisher is the present mayor of Jewell and has served seven years on the Jewell council.
W.C. JOHNSON, the real estate man of Jewell, has his office located in the “Whitney” building. He has been in the business in Jewell about two months, but has been in the business at other points for the last fifteen years. He has land listed for sale in all parts of Kansas, and has some bargains too. If you want to buy or sell land be sure to see him. He also attends to collections, writes insurance and makes loans.
Mr. Johnson came to Kansas in 1895 and located at Beloit. He lived at Beloit twenty-one years, then moved to Colorado, where he remained six years, when he came back to Kansas and located at Jewell.
Mr. Johnson has purchased property in Jewell and will no doubt make it his future home.
J.B. REED homesteaded in Brown’s creek township, Jewell county, thirty-one years ago. 1877 he moved to Cawker City, where he had the contract of two star mail routes, one being from Cawker to Scandia and the other from Cawker to Smith Center. He remained at Cawker six years when he returned to Jewell and engaged in the livery business in which he continued until 1891. He then commenced driving the city bus, handling express and carrying the mail from the depot. He is at present engaged in the same business.
Mr. Reed is quite a worker in secret societies and is at present recorder of the A.O.U.W. and clerk of the M.W. of this place. He has a modern residence in town and owns a fine farm of 160 acres, a few miles west of Jewell.
D.S. FARMAN, who is a native of Vermont came to Manhattan, Kans., in 1884. He was a student at the State Agricultural College for two years. He came to Jewell in 1897 and in June 1901 became deputy postmaster at that place, which position he has filled since that time with entire satisfaction to all the patrons of the office.
Mr. Farman also represents the Aetna Life Insurance Co. of Hartford, Conn., and can make you an interesting proposition on life insurance. Call and get his rates.
W.C. GANN, who is a contractor and builder at Jewell, is one of the old settlers, having lived here twenty years. He is a native of Pennsylvania, and came from that state to Missouri and from Missouri to Kansas.
Mr. Gann owns a farm of 100 acres on Brown’s Creek west of Jewell on which he lived until two years ago, when he came to Jewell and purchased property. As has been stated, Mr. Gann is a contractor and builder. He is a first-class workman and would be glad to figure on any work you may have in his line. He furnishes estimates free of charge.
W.H. HOLMES. The subject of this sketch is one of the leading contractors and builders of Jewell county. He is an expert carpenter and understands his business thoroughly. He has been contracting ten years and built many of the largest houses and barns in this section of the country. He employs in season from one to seven experienced men.
Mr. Holmes has his shop located just east of the Catholic church, and is well fixed to do the work, having perhaps the finest outfit of tools in the county—all of the best and latest make. He is well-known in Jewell county, having been here most of the time the past twenty-seven years.
GEO. R. DRAKE, the pioneer butcher of Jewell was found busy behind the counter, but stopped long enough to answer a few of our questions. Mr. Drake homesteaded in Buffalo township in 1871 and lived on his homestead six years. He then went into the butcher business in Jewell and has continued in the business since that time.
Mr. Drake has, we believe, the finest shop in the county, located in a nice stone building of his own, and fitted with everything modern and containing a $350 refrigerator. His slaughter house is also very completely furnished. He handles everything known to the meat trade and besides carries a full line of canned goods and pickles, also oysters and celery. He has 150 tons of ice stored for his own use. His sons, Hugh and Raymond assist him in the shop.
JAMES & BARTHOLOMEW are engaged in the hardware, implement and harness business at Jewell. They have everything in the line of hardware, light and heavy, and their prices are away down on implements. They handle the Rock Island make and Plano Harvesting Machine Co.’s goods. They sell the Fish Bros. and Turnbull wagons and the Indiana and Columbia buggies. In the harness department they have a complete stock of all kinds, harness, saddles, whips, robes, blankets and all kinds of horse furnishings. They use the best oak tan leather in their harness and when you buy from them you know it is good. They have an expert workman who does all kinds of repair work.
Mr. James homesteaded in Buffalo township, and in 1886 started the harness business in Jewell. Mr. Bartholomew has been in the hardware business in Jewell twelve years; was formerly connected with the Jewell Hardware Co. The present partnership was formed Jan. 1, 1901. Both are enterprising business men, and they enjoy a good trade.
C.R. AERL, who is running a barber shop in Jewell, came to Kansas in 1882, and at that time commenced the same business, being then connected with Wm. O’Riley, a pioneer barber of Jewell.
Mr. Aerl continued in the business at Jewell until 1894 when he went to Colorado. Three years ago he returned to Jewell, and after being connected with the shop of C.C. Whitney for some time, he opened a shop in the Whitney building. He has his shop nicely furnished and everything arranged for the comfort of his customers.
Mr. Aerl’s ability, as a barber, is well-known around Jewell, as he is famous for his easy shaves and stylish hair cuts.
W.B. RUNYAN was born in Kansas and was brought up on the farm, one mile west of town, formerly owned by his father. In 1901 Mr. Runyan moved to Kansas City, Mo. About one year ago he returned to Jewell, and opened a meat market in the “Whitney” building.
Mr. Runyan is conducting a first class market. His shop is well fitted and is always clean and neat. He does his own killing and his goods are always fresh; also handles everything to be had in connection with an up-to-date shop. He makes a specialty of handling apples and seed potatoes, and has some very fine stock in this line at low prices.
Mr. Runyan will always treat you fairly and solicits a share of your patronage.
J.C. PERFECT, Jewell’s expert inner, first located at Beloit, Kans., in 1879. He remained there one year and then came to Jewell. He was first connected with Smith & Kreamer, who were then in the hardware business. After severing his connection with them he engaged in the hardware business with F.E. Ruggles of this place as his partner. Later he engaged in the tinware and implement business alone.
Mr. Perfect has spent twenty-eight years of his life at his trade, and understands it thoroughly in each particular. He now does all kinds of tin work, such as repairing, tin roofing, spouting, etc. He makes a specialty of manufacturing steel tanks. He also has a complete plumbing outfit and does all kinds of furnace work. He also sells pumps and wind mills. Mr. Perfect has all the modern tools and is well fixed to do any work that comes in his line. He also handles all kinds of field and garden seeds.
W.J. COLLIE, who is now engaged in the grocery and restaurant business, was born in Kansas. His early life was mostly spent at Ionia.
Mr. Collie spent a number of years teaching in the public schools of Jewell county. He was then employed by the J.D. Robertson Mercantile Co. of this place, where he remained four years. He then went to Salina, Kans., where he completed a business education at the Salina Business college. He then returned to Jewell and purchased the stock belonging to C.A. Dawdy.
Mr. Collie now furnishes meals and short orders and carries a nice line of staple and fancy groceries, candies, nuts, fruits, cigars and tobacco. He receives fresh bread from Concordia each day and always has a nice line of fresh pies, cookies, cakes, etc. He expects at an early date to put in a large oven and do his own baking. In season he will have an ice cream parlor and will furnish soft drinks to the thirsty. He has a large peanut roaster and can serve them hot at all times.
J.E. STIDHAM, who came to Jewell county in 1872, was first engaged in teaching in the public schools of the county. He next started a book store in Jewell, handling books, stationery, druggist’s sundries, etc. After retiring from this business he went into the horse business on quite an extensive scale. He then went into the Jewell postoffice as deputy postmaster, where he remained six years. He then served one year in the Beloit postoffice in the same capacity, and returned to Jewell opening a real estate office at that place.
Mr. Stidham does a general real estate business, attends to collections, write legal papers of all kinds and represents the German and Continental insurance companies and has money to loan on real estate. If you want to sell your land list it with him. If you want to buy land see him as he has land listed all over the state.
Mr. Stidham is the owner of the famous Hambletonian stallion, Flavion, which has never been beaten in the prize ring. He also has six other standard bred horses.
R.E. BUNCH. A good blacksmith is as much of a necessity to a town, as a rudder is to a ship. A town cannot expect to thrive without one. Jewell is lucky in being well fixed in this line. R.E. Bunch has been blacksmithing in Jewell for twenty-eight years, and is always to be found at his post turning out the very best of work. Your work is never slighted at his shop. You may be sure that your work, no matter how small, will always receive full attention. A specimen of his work may be seen at the fire department in the hook and ladder wagon made by he and T.A. Miller, wagon maker of this place.
Mr. Bunch has his shop well fitted with everything modern and up-to-date. He has lived in Kansas thirty years and homesteaded in Brown’s Creek township. He now owns 240 acres of fine land close to Jewell. He has served six years as councilman of Jewell and has been for seven years the banker for the Modern Woodman of this place. He has a good wagon maker in connection with his shop.
T.A. MILLER, wagon maker, has lived at Jewell twenty-five years. He is a native of Pennsylvania, and moved from that state to Illinois then came to Kansas. He at once engaged in his present business and has continued it up to the present time. He is an expert in his line, doing all kinds of wagon and buggy work and in fact any kind of wood work. He is very neat and exact in his work and guarantees satisfaction.
Mr. Miller was a member of the first council of Jewell, and served sometime in that capacity. He was a soldier in the Civil War and was a prisoner of war at Cahaba, Alabama, seven months. He also stands high in Masonry, having been a member of that order for a number of years. He owns a nice residence here and intends to make this his permanent home. His shop stands next to R.E. Bunch’s blacksmith shop, and they work in connection.
L.M. GRIMM. If you want to find a first-class store, stocked with all kinds of jewelry, watches, clocks, silverware, etc., go to L.S. Grimm’s at Jewell. If you want to find a man who is an expert at all kinds of repairing, a man who can make your watch or clock go; if there is any go in it, call of L.S. Grimm.
Mr. Grimm has had seventeen years’ experience at the business and fully understands it. He was first in business at Jewell and then went to Lebanon, where he remained eight years. Three years ago he returned to Jewell, purchasing the stock of D.N. Ertel. He carries an unusually large stock, and always has bargains to offer his customers. He is an expert at fitting glasses and will test your eyes free. Come and give him a trial. He has lived in the state twenty years and is well known here.
H.C. WHITE & SONS. When you call at H.C. White & Sons Furniture store you find one of the largest stocks of its kind in Jewell county. They have a large two-story building with basement, which is filled from bottom to top with furniture of all kinds which they offer for sale at very low prices. Their furniture is all first-class and has been selected with great care. They have a complete line of undertaking goods, and have a very fine hearse. Mr. White was the owner of the first hearse in Jewell county and was also the first embalmer in the county.
Mr. White is well known in the county. He came here thirty-one years ago and homesteaded in Brown’s Creek township. He commenced the furniture business here twenty years ago. They desire to notify the public that they have just added a line of fine refrigerators in which they are offering some good values. They are also making a specialty of carpet and straw matting.
JEWELL LUMBER CO. was established ten years ago. Five years ago they purchased the entire stock of the Chicago Lumber Co. at this place. They carry at all times the largest stock of lumber in Jewell county. The average value of their stock being about $15,000. The present officers of the company are as follows: President, J.D. Robertson; Vice President, Geo. B. Crandall; Secretary, J.W. Berry; Manager, J.C. Smith, assisted by Andy Clelland.
Their yard covers one half block and their main shed is thirty-three feet wide by one hundred and fifty long with another back shed 18x120, the coal bins being 20x60. Their office building is 32x80 with two nicely furnished office rooms in front and a large room for finished stock behind. They carry a full line of lumber, sash, doors, blinds, posts, tiling, brick, cement, plaster, sand, etc. Also a large stock of all kinds of coal. Their prices are always right and they will always be glad to estimate your bill.
Their manager, J.C. Smith, has been with them one year. He has had eight years’ experience in the lumber business and understands it thoroughly. He was five years with the J. Thomas Lumber Co. of Topeka. He is also chief of the Jewell fire department, which has been spoken of elsewhere.
Mr. Clelland, who assists him in the yard, has had a number of years of experience in the business, formerly being with the Chicago Lumber Co at this place. He is an old settler, has a fine residence in town and owns land southwest of Jewell. The other officers of the firm are all well known business men of Jewell.
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A.O. SEATON came to Kansas for his health in 1870 and April 1871 took a homestead in Prairie township. After teaching at Blue Rapids the winter of ’70 and ’71, at which he continued for five years.
He remained on his homestead until 1885, when in August of that year he purchased the grain business of J.D. Robertson, of Jewell, and has been engaged in the grain, coal and livestock business. His elevator has a capacity of 12,000 bushels and is operated by an Olds gasoline engine, which also drives a feed mill where grain is ground for whoever desires.
Mr. Seaton has for several years been engaged in raising registered Poland China hogs, buying only descendants of State Fair prize-winners. Second Proud Perfection 27749 and Perfect Jewell 28081 now head his herd. His herd of sows are equally well bred and number twenty head. His last spring crop of pigs were all sold early without advertising, except in his home papers.
Mr. Seaton has lately established a 10 cow dairy at his “Alfalfa Meadow Stock Farm” where the foundation was laid for a herd of registered Shorthorn cattle – McKinley Perfection, a registered male now heads the herd. There are also three pure bred Shorthorn cows, one of which topped the great sale at Wichita Feb. 4, 1903. Mr. Seaton has lately purchased Revenrette, a registered Percheron colt, 28809, which won first premium last fall at the Mo. State Fair, the Kansas State Fair, the South West Carnival and Exposition at Wichita and the Butler Co. Fair at Eldorado. He expects also to add some registered Percheron mares in the near future.
DR. JULIUS WESSELOWSKI is a native of Hamburg, Germany and has been in America 27 years, and in Kansas 20 years. He graduated from the Kansas City Medical University in 1886 and has taken postgraduate courses at New York and Berlin. He has practiced 17 years with the most gratifying success. His specialties are diseases of women and rectal troubles.
The Doctor has a fine office of four rooms which he has nicely furnished with all the modern accessories of his profession.
The Doctor is a lover of music and is a fine performer on the piano and violin and is the leader in the Jewell orchestra an organization which has been spoken of elsewhere in these writings.
CLUSTER BROS. who are in the grocery business in Jewell have been in business 20 years, and came to Kansas in 1877. They carry a full line of staple and fancy groceries, fruits and vegetables, tobacco, cigars and confectionery.
Mr. D.C. Cluster who manages the business is well known in the county, owns property here and 320 acres of land near Montrose. He has served several years as city marshall of Jewell.
His son, Bert, who assists him in the store has spent four years in the State Normal fitting himself for a civil and electric engineer.
Mr. Cluster is a shrewd business man and is always watching for bargains for his customers. You are welcome at this store at all times and your treatment will always be courteous.
E.L. GRAY has spent twenty years of his life in the hardware and implement business in Jewell, having been 19 years with W.C. McClung of this place. One year ago he purchased the implement department and went into business for himself. He handles the Mitchell wagon and the Henney, Moon & Parlin and Orendorff buggies; the Parlin & Orendorff, Canton and Platte Plow Co. implements; the Deering harvesting machinery and the Marseilles corn sheller.
Mr. Gray is paying special attention to the sale of the Singer sewing machine, having the agency for Jewell county, and anyone wishing to purchase a machine should write or call on him.
Mr. Gray’s business integrity is well known and you can make no mistake in patronizing him.
JOHN M. HUTCHINSON has lived in Kansas 32 years and has been in the drug business thirty years. He carries a full line of pure, fresh drugs and chemicals, fine perfumes, patent medicines, fancy and toilet articles, stationery, school supplies, confectionery, tobacco and fine cigars. He also makes a specialty of compounding prescriptions and his work in this line is always correct.
Mr. Hutchinson has been prominent in county politics and served as representative of Jewell county in 1878-9. He has also served on the city council. He has a fine residence in the city and owns a fine farm of 160 acres east of Jewell.
DR. WM. TWEEDY has lived in Kansas all his life and was formerly located at Greenleaf. He moved from there to Marysville and then to Jewell. He spent one year as a student at Ensworth Medical College at St. Joseph. He is now a student of the Chicago Veterinary College. He has been a practicing veterinary since 1901 and has met with flattering success, especially in the line of surgery. Dr. Tweedy understands a horse thoroughly and you will make no mistake in placing your horse in his care.
A.V. SANBORN is the representative of the Mo. Pac. R.R. at this place. He has been here eleven years and has been with the company twelve. He was with the Rock Island five years and with the Burlington one year, so that altogether he has had eighteen years experience at rail-roading. He has filled his position here satisfactorily and all the patrons of the road would be sorry to see a change made. Mr. Sanborn has been offered better paying stations, but the fact that he owns a nice residence here and had so many friends has caused him to remain here. His son, Robert, is assisting him.
THE JEWELL HARDWARE AND IMPLEMENT CO. was established in 1885. The firm is now composed of F.E. Ruggles, F.W. Bevington and John Nelson. They handle a very large stock of all kinds of hardware, light and heavy. Their stoves are of the Garland, Acorn and Great Western make. They sell the Bain and Mitchell wagons and the John Deere buggies; also have the John Deere line of farm implements and the McCormack line of harvesting machinery. They do all kinds of tin work, such as tin roofing, spouting, etc. They also handle the celebrated Lincoln paints and all kinds of oils. They have a complete harness department, where they do repairing and sell all kinds of horse furnishings. Their branch store at Ionia carries everything to be found in an up-to-date hardware.
These men are all land owners and all have fine residences in the city. They are considered one of the most responsible firms in the county.
C.C. WHITNEY who is running one of the best barber shops in Jewell City, was born in Kansas, and spent the early years of his life on his father’s farm four miles south of Jewell. Three years ago he came to Jewell and purchased the building and shop fixtures belonging to Claud Reed, and became his successor in the barber business.
Mr. Whitney is completely the master of his trade and always keeps on the latest styles of hair dressing and he is famous for his easy shaves. His shop is fitted with all the modern appliances and recently he put in a very fine modern chair. He sends laundry each week to the Clay Center Steam laundry. He has been successful in business, always enjoying a good trade. He has just had the foundation laid for the erection of a modern residence.
E.D. HEINECKE & CO. E.D. Heiecke has been in the mercantile business in Jewell City eighteen years. Five years ago the present company was organized—Chas. Metcalf and Walter Alton becoming members of the firm. They have a very large stock of general merchandise, and are one of the most prominent firms in the city and rank among the best in the county. In their shoe department they are up-to-date, carrying a large stock made mostly by the Brown Shoe Co. You should examine their stock as they are offering some rare values. In their dry goods department they are excelled by none—always having everything new and at prices that put to flight competition.
Their grocery department always contains new fresh goods and is very neat and clean. In this line you can find anything you want. The members of this firm are all experienced business men and are continually on the lookout for something that will benefit their customers, and it will pay you to trade with them.
MRS. J. FREY. If you want to visit an up-to-date millinery store—one that keeps up with the fashions; one where they give your hat the real parasain look—just visit the store of Mrs. J. Frey at Jewell who, assisted by her daughter, Miss Tanie, conducts one of the best stores in the county. Miss Tanie has just returned from the east with a complete line of spring and summer goods, which she has bought right and will be able to sell at prices lower than ever. She goes east twice each year to buy goods and twice each year they secure the services of an expert trimmer to assist them in their work. They also make a specialty of handling laces, ribbons and apiques.
Mrs. Frey has lived in Kansas twenty-four years, and was for four years engaged in the hotel business in this city. She has spent seven years at the millinery business. She always handles the best of goods and her prices are always as low as possible, consistent with the quality of her goods.
THE JEWELL COUNTY TELEPHONE CO. was incorporated Sept. 29th, 1899, with a capital of $6,000 and with R.C. Postlethwaite as president and treasurer and F.W. Bevington as secretary. They built exchanges at Mankato, Burr Oak and Jewell City and connected all principal county points with toll lines. In 1902 the demand for service had so increased that the capital was unsufficient to handle the business and capital stock was increased to 415,000. The company has now nearly 300 phones in use and about 100 miles of toll lines and is at present arranging for larger extensions. A new self-restoring drop switch board has been purchased and will be installed at Mankato within a very short time. A number of party lines are to be built and toll lines are to be extended to Superior, Neb., and North Branch within a short time.
THE J.D. ROBERTSON MERCANTILE CO. was established by J.D. Robertson in 1871, who continued the business until 1887 when the present company was incorporated with the following embers: J.D. Robertson, W.H. Cheney, T.I. Drake and J.O. Laffer. This is the largest institution of its kind in northwest Kansas. They have two floors 70x100 feet with basement under all, and every inch available is used to accommodate their large stock. They have also a large ware room back of the store. Their store is lighted by an acetylene light plant. There are ten people employed in their store at all times.
They keep a general stock of merchandise, which is up-to-date in every respect and all replete with bargains in each department. They have the largest stock of shoes in northwest Kansas, also easily the largest stock of clothing. Their goods are delivered to any part of the city.
J.D. Robertson is president of the Inter State National Bank of Kansas City; also a stockholder of the First National Bank of this place and is quite an extensive land owner and cattle feeder. While he spends much of his time in Kansas City he still has his residence here. The other members of the firm reside here. All have nice residences and have a host of warm friends.
GETMAN BROS. are running an up-to-date livery and feed barn. They have been in business but a short time, but seem to understand the business and are making a go of it. They make a specialty of the commercial trade and are well fixed for it, having seven good driving teams and as many buggies, two carriages, trunk wagons, etc. To the traveling public we would say if you are looking for good service you will find it at Getman Bros. They also do a general feed business and you may put up your team with them knowing that they will be well cared for and that the price will be right.
GEO. B. CRANDALL is one of the pioneers of Jewell county. He has lived in the state 34 years and has been in the drug business in Jewell 31 years. He has one of the most complete stocks of drugs, chemicals, patent medicines, school books and supplies, stationery, etc. in the county. He makes a specialty of compounding prescriptions and he always uses pure, fresh drugs. He is assisted in the store by L.G. Schmitt who is an expert pharmacist. Besides his residence in town Mr. Crandall owns a fine farm of 160 acres ½ mile from town.
His store is always kept in first class order and he has a fine soda fountain.
HOTEL JEWELL. Among the first-class hotels in the county, Jewell is lucky in having one of the best. It is owned and operated by James Kelsey who ran the first hotel in Jewell county, having commenced the business at Jewell 31 years ago. He has been quite successful in the business and with the assistance of his estimable wife they set before their guests a meal that would suit the greatest epicure. Their rooms are home-like and their beds first-class. When you are in Jewell be sure to call and enjoy a meal there.
DR. O.W. HUGHES has practiced medicine for 27 years and stands high in his profession, enjoying a reputation of which any man might be proud. He is a graduate of the Keokuk Medical College of the class of 1877. He has taken two courses in postgraduate work at Chicago. The Doctor has practiced 26 years at Jewell and his success has been all that could be desired. Dr. Hughes owns a nice residence and intends to make this his home permanently.
W.S. HENNINGER has been engaged in blacksmithing at Jewell for a number of years. He is an expert at his trade and is also a first-class gunsmith. He does everything in the line of shop work and makes a specialty of horse shoeing. He has first-class shop fitted with a gasoline engine, trip hammer, emery wheel and in fact all the modern tools. If you have a piece of work—no matter how difficult—bring it to Henninger. He will do it for you without trouble.
Mr. Henninger has lived in Kansas nearly all his life, coming to this state from Pennsylvania when a mere boy. He has a host of friends here who respect him for honorable business methods and upright way of living.
W.C. MCCLUNG. In 1880 W.C. McClung started in the hardware and implement business in Jewell City, continuing the business until one year ago. He sold the implement business to E.L. Gray. Mr. McClung now conducts one of the best and largest stocks of light and heavy hardware. He has the Bridge Beach, Thomas White and Round Oak make of stoves. He has the Sewall and Heath & Milligan paints, all kinds of lubricating oils; also linseed oils. He has a full line of garden and field seeds, making a specialty of the famous White Salamander seed corn of his own raising from Iowa seed.
Mr. McClung had the misfortune to be burned out in 1887, but pluckily started again and has since been very successful. He served for two years as treasurer of Jewell county—her term being from 1878 to 1880, and he has filled almost every office in the city government. He is an earnest Christian worker, and is liked and honored by all who know him.
METZ BROS., who have depots located at Jewell, Mankato and Burr Oak, are engaged in buying and shipping poultry, butter and eggs. They commenced business in Jewell in 1899 and since that time have been doing a fine business.
J.J. Metz, the manager here, came here when they first started at this place. He is a hustler after business, and his honest business methods have won him a host of friends. He is a prominent Mason, and has served on the city council.
Metz Bros. are agents for the Empire cream separator which is giving excellent satisfaction, and it certainly will pay you to examine their machine before buying. They also buy and ship cream. A firm like theirs is always a benefit to a community as they distribute yearly about $75,000 cash among the people.
A.G. BLANKENSHIP came to Jewell from Osborne, Kans., five years ago and started the Jewell Mills, after spending five years in the milling business at Osborne. Altogether he has had thirteen years’ experience in the milling business. He has lived in Kansas thirty years, the most of that time in Smith county.
Mr. Blankenship has been doing a very nice business, and turns out a grade of flour equal to any in the state. The mill has a capacity of fifty barrels daily with roller process; also uses the All Plan sifer [sic] process. In fact, all the machinery in the mill is new and up-to-date in every respect and is driven by a thirty-eight horse power gasoline engine. He also has feed burrs for grinding feed, and always has feed for sale. He turns out three brands of flour, the Jewell Patent, Green and Golden Gate. Besides the mill he owns a very nice residence, located just west of the mill. L.E. Gigar assists in the mill. They will do you good work and will appreciate your patronage.
EDWARDS & SONS, who are in the grain, live stock and coal business at Jewell City, have been in business here since an early date, Mr. Edwards being one of the early settlers of Jewell county. He is a large land owner and one of the most extensive cattle and hog feeders in northwest Kansas. The firm is composed of Wm. Edwards and his two sons, Charles and George, both of whom own considerable property in and around Jewell.
The company has a large elevator here, which is driven by a gasoline engine. The elevator was built about two years ago. They do quite an extensive business in each department, handling lots of grain each year and large numbers of cattle and hogs. They sell all kinds of coal at the lowest prices possible. One thing is sure when you deal with Edwards & Sons you get all your stuff is worth and get every pound that is coming to you and sixteen ounces to the pound.
DR. W.T. SUTCLIFF was born in Illinois and came to Jewell county, Kans., with his parents twenty-three years ago and grew up with the country. He attended Salina Normal University and for four years taught school in Jewell county—holding at the close of that period the best county certificate in the county. He attended Rush Medical College of Chicago, which is the medical department of the University of Chicago, and is considered the best medical school in Chicago, form which institution he graduated in 1894. He ranked among the highest in a graduating class numbering 181. He has also taken post-graduate work in the hospitals and post-graduate schools of Chicago.
Dr. Sutcliff located in Jewell city in June 1894, and has enjoyed a good practice here ever since. His office is located over the furniture store, where he keeps a good stock of prescription drugs and fills all of his own prescription; thereby insuring his patients that they get just what the doctor intends they shall have. We think a great many other physicians would do well to imitate this last feature.
Transcribed by Marjorie Kincheloe Slaughter. Please bear with me and any typos!