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~Abstracts from The Elkton Gleaner, May 1884~
THE ELKTON GLEANER
GREEN RIVER ACADEMY
Elkton, Kentucky, May 1884
FOR MALES AND FEMALES
In no other country of the world is the necessity of education
so apparent as here. The opening of each new day developes increased opportunity
for the educated and the energetic, and a failure to profit by the advantages
offer to the youth of our time in the matter of procuring useful knowledge
is a crime no greater than which can be committed by a parent against his
children. Various and useful fields have been opened up in this country
for ladies of education and refinement; many of our public offices and
leading schools are conductor and filled with women, whose genius and talent
are alike a credit to the postition and institution they occupy.
This being assured, the next important question is, where can such, obtain
most thoroughly, practically and comprehensively, the education and intelligence
necessary to successfully and properly fit them either for ornaments in
the social world, or to fill those many positions of trust and dignity
now open to the population of the nineteenth century. This question
is easy of correct and satisfactory solution, for, without doubt,
the Elkton male and female College offers not only the best educational
advantages, but is also, to those who like to make it so, a home, and training
place, possessing all the requisites necessary to starting young ladies
and gentlemen in the world, either as useful and clever wives or husbands,
a credit to any sphere, or capable, if stern necessity demands it, of filling
any position, which may enable them to earn an honest living. Elkton
College contains within itself all the best elements of educational
excellencies, and its successful carreer is the strongest proof of the
worth and power in the work it claims to perform. The college itself
is beautifully located. The building is capable of accommodating
boarders, the rooms being large, well-ventilated and elegantly funished,
the locality is most healthy, and in fact nothing is wanted to render it
a most attractive, comfortable and beautiful home. Our limited space
will not permit us to go into details regarding the many advantages offered
by this institution, but we would simply advise those who have daughters
to educate, to place themselves in correpondence with Prof. H. O. Snow
the President who will gladly furnish all particulars as to terms, etc.,
E.H. SAVELLS, AGT.
THE SINGER SEWING MACHINE
This gentlemen has been engaged in this line of business
for a period of one year and has, by his energy, industry and perseverance,
up a large trade throughout this and adjoining counties for the Singer
sewing machine company. The machine that Mr. Savells represents is
indeed a good one, being far superior to some in many respects, and with
him as agent it has almost become a household word to every family in Todd
county. We bespeak for him and his excellent sewing machine a still
|BELL & TOBIN
ARTISTIC MERCHANT TAILORS
During our visit to Elkton, Ky., we were particularly struck
with the becoming get up of suits worn by most of the leading citizens,
and our curiosity being aroused we were informed that they were turned
out at the artistic, merchant tailoring establishment of Messrs.
Bell and Tobin.
After paying this firm a visit, we were fully satisfied that no establishment
in the country possessed better facilities or took greater pride in furnishing
garments cut in the very latest styles and of the very best material.
They have been engaged in this business here for the past two years and
have by their honorable and fair dealing built up a trade which extends
all over this and adjoining counties. Mr. Buchanan is the manager at this
point, and knows just how to cater to the wants of his customers.
Persons wishing a handsome suit of clothes and a good fit should not fail
to call on Bell & Tobin. They are located on the South corner of Public
Square and Clarksville street.
establishment is located on the Public Square. Her a large store
63 feet deep by 22 wide, is filled to repletion with a most complete stock
of pure drugs, patent medicines, toilet articles, school books, stationery,
etc.; the cellar is devoted to paints, oils, window glass and heavy goods
in bulk. Promptness and punctuality in the filling of prescriptions,
precision and accuracy in all preparations, and the purity and quality
of the ingredients used in their compounding are the standard business
principles with Mr. Weathers, and it is there fore not to be wondered at
that, in this important department, he enjoys an immense practice, and
the fullest confidence of physicians and the public. At the
present time this establishment contains one of the finest stocks to be
found in the city, including fancy notions of every description, elegant
dressing cases, work boxes, writing desks, albums, odor cases, and innumerable
other articles of vertu [sic] and ornament too numerous to mention.
Cigars are also a specialty with this house, and all lovers of the weekend
have long since become aware that this is the best place in
Elkton to procure a really luxurious smoke. Mr. Weathers himself
is a courteous and affable gentleman, an honorable merchant and one of
Elk-ton's most enterprising and highly respected citizens, and he enjoys
a large and constantly increasing patronage. He is assisted by his
brother, Mr. J. J. Weathers, a very worthy and popular young man.
|E. B. WEATHERS
THE DRUG TRADE
Practically, a wide gulf separates
the mere trader in drugs and him whose knowledge of pharmacy enables him
to discriminate between the genuine and the adulterated article. Doubtless
this explains the wide-spread popularity in Elkton and Todd County of the
fine drug store of E. B. Weathers, a gentleman whose education and knowledge
of this business assures his knowing the intrinsic value of every drug
passing through his hands, just as well as he knows its market value. He
has been engaged in the business here about ten years, and his
History of Our County.
The company publishing the history of Christian county
are about to extend their operations to Todd county. Mr. J. H. Battle
has just arrived, and will take charge of the literary work on the Todd
County book, which will include also a sketch of Christian and the parent
county. The style of book published is an attractive one. In half
morocco binding, and the plan of the history is such as to place in the
hands of the reader a systematic compendium of the county's history which
will prove invaluable. The assistance of some of our oldest and best
informed citizens will be enlisted, and we confidently predict a valuable
book as the outcome of this united effort. We bespeak the support
of our citizens for the enterprise.
DRUGS, PAINTS, OILS, AND STATIONERY
The subject of this sketch, Mr. T. G. Miles, formerly
of Logan county has been engaged in this line of business in Elkton for
2 years. His business house is located on the south side of the public
square and is 22 x 65 feet, in dimensions. He has a large stock of drugs,
paints, oils, stationery, cigars and tobacco, and the accuracy with which
he compounds prescription can not be excelled. His trade is a local
one and his goods are of the best material and the cheapness of them are
indeed very reasonable. We would say to the good people of Elkton
and Todd county when you want anything in this line go to T. G. Miles drug
store where you will receive polite attention and pure drugs.
SPILLMAN & BELL
ELKTON'S LEADING LIVERY AND SALE STABLE
The city of Elkton, Ky., is surrounded by small towns
within easy driving distance and the consequence is commercial travelers
often find it very convenient to hire a horse and buggy. Here are
good roads and a most beautiful country which render pleasure driving most
enjoyable, and as a consequence we found several fine livery stables, the
leading representative both on account of the fine stock kept, the elegant
buggies and carriages, and the extremely low prices charged, is
that of Messrs Spillman & Bell. Mr. Spillman, whom we found to
be a most courteous and pleasant gentleman, has now been some three years
engaged in this business, and keeps some eighteen fine horses and every
description of vehicle that can ge wished for. The also do a large
trade with the South in buying and selling of horses, and Mr. S.
is considered one of the best judges of this noble animal in the State.
They are gentlemen with whom all will find it a pleasure to transact business,
and we say to our commercial traveling friends wanting anything in this
line to "be sure and give these gentlemen a call."
Parties visiting Elkton either on pleasure or business
should not forget the kennedy House when in need of a good meal or a clean,
white bed to repose in. This house has been in operation for 5 years,
is well ventilated; and has excellent accommodations for all who
may feel thus inclined, and is the leading hotel of Elkton.
Special attention is given to commercial tourists and fine large
rooms used for showing samples can be had at very reasonable rates.
The tables are supplied with all the delicacies of the season and
the polite and courteous treatment shown to all by the Misses
Kennedy cannot but help to please. When you go to Elkton stop
at the Kennedy House.
W. C. HUTCHERSON
DOMESTIC AND HOUSEHOLD MACHINES
Mr. W. C. Hutcherson, dealer in sewing machines, is located
Clarksville street and the Domestic and Household machines are his specialties.
He is an energetic and reliable dealer and has introduced those machines
into many homes in Todd county. He does all kinds of repairing on
short notice and guarantees satisfaction in every instance. Mr. T.
D. Herndon is his traveling agent and is constantly on the
road and will call on anyone needing a machine.
|HANCOCK & GRUNLEY.
DRY GOODS, BOOTS, SHOES, CLOTHING, HATS AND GENTS' FURNISHING GOODS.
In writing up the business interests of Elkton, we wish
to call the attention of the numerous readers of the Elkton's GLEANER
to the well-known firm of Hancock & Grunley. These gentlemen
have been catering to the wants of a very handsome local patronage of Todd
County for 9 years past with a large and well selected stock of dry goods,
boots, shoes, clothing, hats, caps, and gents' furnishing goods of the
latest styles, and the prices which they are offering them at are
within the reach of all. The building occupied by them is a
unique structure 19x 65 feet, is well adapted for the business, and
is centrally located. The members comprising this firm are L. J.
Hancock and J. S. Grunley and are well and favorably known to the
trade as fair and square dealers. If you would have good,
genuine goods, at low prices call and see Hancock & Grunley, and you
will never regret it. All orders promptly attended to, and letters
of inquiry answered.
|J. C. RUSSELL
GROCERIES, ETC., ETC.
The gentleman whose name graces the headline of this article
is a native of Todd county, and has catered to this branch of commercial
industry for some time past. He is occupying a suitable structure
on the Southeast corner of the Public Square, on Clarksville
street, where he has a large stock of groceries, queensware, hardware,
etc., and the prices at which he sells goods to you are indeed very low.
His stock embraces everything in the above line and parties wishing
anything in this department should not fail to give J C. Russell a call,
as he can and will suit you in quality, quantity and price. Mr. Wm.
C. Herndon, the clerk, never tires at showing goods, and the manner in
which he waits upon you could not but please the most fastidious.
Call and see J. C. Russell and be happy.
G. B. LEWIS.
STAPLE AND FANCY GROCERIES.
The subject of this sketch, G.B. Lewis, has been associated
with the good people of Elkton for over 20 years and is too well-known
for us to introduce him. His stock of goods consisting of groceries,
hardware, cutlery, plows and farming utensils is full and complete,
and he is offering them to his customers at rock bottom prices. In
addition to the above business he also owns and runs the Elkton City Mill,
the capacity of which is 150 bushels of corn, and 125 bushels of wheat
in 12 hours; it has all the latest improved Machinery is 40 horse power
and is one of the best mills in Todd county.
occupying a frame building, 65x20, in which he carries a large and well
selected stock of dry goods, notions, boots, shoes, hats, caps and clothing.
This is one of the oldest houses in the town of Elkton, and Mr. Lewis is
well known far and near, for his quality of goods good measurement and
reasonable prices. Parties desiring anything in the line of trade
kept by Mr. Lewis will consult their own interest by calling at his neat
emporium before going elsewhere. Mr. Thomas Pepper is his assistant
in the store and will wait upon you in a jiffy. Call and see him.
J. W. LEWIS
DRY GOODS, ETC., ETC.
In 1859, Mr. J. W. Lewis began this business, and so successful
has he been, by honorable and square dealing, that he has built up a handsome
local trade which extends throughout Todd county. He is
S. M. LOWRY, PROPRIETOR.
ELKTON TOBACCO WORKS.
Situated on Russellville street in the above named factory.
He has bought very largely this season and has on hand 200 hog-heads.
He gives employment to a number of hands, is in full blast, and is rapidly
prizing and putting it on the mark. He handles his tobacco on the
square and guarantees every hogshead to come up to sample, therefore, has
no trouble in getting top prices. Mr. Lowry gets his tobacco principally
from this section of country and has no trouble in buying from his neighbors
from the fact he pays fair prices and all the contract calls for.
He is a man of true worth who carries the business on in perfect order;
as every part of a machine has a specified work to do, so it is in this
establishment, as there is clock work exactness in every department.
A. H. MILLEN
FURNITURE, HARDWARE AND UNDER- TAKER.
The next house we visited was that of A. H. Millen, the
furniture dealer. Here we found him ensconced in a frame structure
65x20 feet with an ell 20 x 20 completely packed with light hardware and
furniture of every description. He has been in this business since September,
1873, and has a large and daily increasing trade which extends
throughout this and adjoining coun ties. In addition to this he also
has attached a cabinet shop, where he does all kinds of repairing on the
shortest notice. We commend him to the good citizens of Elkton and
Todd county when in need of anything in this line.
THE LEADING TONSORIAL ESTABLISHMENT IN TODD COUNTY.
Whilst in Elkton, Ky., your correspondent, finding it
necessary to get shaved, was directed to the first class tonsorial establishment
of Robert Travis on the Public Square, as being the leading barber shop
in Todd county. We can safely pronounce him as artist of the very
highest order in his business, and his establishment on of the neatest
and best conducted of its kind in the county. He has been engaged in the
business here for about thirty years. We left the establishment fully
satisfied that Elkton was possessed of one of the finest barber shops in
the State and would advise our commercial traveling friends, and
the traveling public generally, who wish to obtain an artistic hair cut,
or a first-class shave, not to fail to call on Robert Travis.
|RUSSELL & WILKINS
STAPLE AND FANCY GROCERIES
Six weeks ago this firm entered into a partnership to carry
on the business represented in the head lines of this article. They
are occupying a brick structure, measuring 65 x 22 feet, located on the
west side of the public square, which is welfilled (sic) with a large stock
of goods, consisting of fancy and staple groceries, queensware, woodenware,
and in fact everything which goes to make up a first-class general store.
Messrs. Russell & Wilkins, are well known to the people of Todd county;
and they have one of the freshest and cheapest stocks of goods in Elkton
and we cheerfully recommend them and their new goods to all those wanting
anything in their line. Remember west side Public Square is their
merchandicing store. He also has a full line of harness, wagons,
field seed and farming machinery on hand of all kinds and his is one of
the best houses in Elkton. Mrssrs, J. M. Weathers, Arthur N. Finney
and E. W. Weathers are the polite and accommodating salesmen of the mammoth
establishment and are ever on the alert looking to the wants of their customers.
One visit to this gentleman's store will be the result of many more.
Go and see him and be convinced for yourselves. North side of Public
Square is his location.
DRY GOODS, GROCERIES AND GENERAL MERCHADISE
In calling attention to the many branches of industry of Elkton
in three columns, none stand more prominent than the well known house
of S. H. Perkins. He has been identified with the business interest
of this place in this line of trade for 4 years, and is well and favorably
known throughout this portion of country as an upright and honorable dealer.
His store, a brick structure measuring 85 x 24 feet, is well adapted to
the purpose for which it is used, and his stock of goods consists of dry-goods,
staple and fancy groceries, gent's furnishing goods and everything which
goes to make up a first-class general
of country, and the prices for which they offer their goods are within
the reach of all. In connection with their business they have engaged
the services of J. E. Goodman, a practical harness maker and saddler.
All needing goods in this line would do well to call on these gentlemen.
|JNO. L. MAUZEY (sic) & BRO.
STOVES, TINWARE, HARDWARD AND SADDLERY.
Situated on the south side of Public Square will be found the
above named firm, who were formerly of Allensville, Ky., but have been
in business in this county for four years. The house occupied by
these gentlemen measures 19 x 65, and in which they have a large stock
of stoves, tinware hardware and saddlery, from the best manufacturers,
and they pay special attention to roofing and guttering and repairs of
all kinds. They have, by doing a fair and square business, built
up one of the best trades in this section
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|T. E. THOMPSON
MANUFACTURER OF WAGONS, BUGGIES, PLOWS, ETC.
Mr. Thompson is a native of this town and has been in business
here for 19 years. His shop is located on Washington street, and
he has in his employ a number of practical workmen, who are kept busy in
turning out his celebrated wagaons, buggies, plows, etc., and he pays particular
attention to blacksmithing, having the reputation of being the best horse
shoer in Southern Kentucky. He has secured the services of Mr. J.
C. Robinson, of Shelbyville, a gentleman who has a wide-spread reputation
as a wagon and buggy maker. He also has a fine painter to finish
his work. This is one of the largest concerns of the kind in Elkton,
and farmers, if you want a good wagon or buggy, or your old one made new
and your horse shod by the champion of Southern Kentucky, go to T. E. Thompson's
on Washington St.
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