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Cloud Rosemont Scott
Amboy, is a
station on the B. &M. R. R. in Webster county, six miles east
of Red Cloud. Mail at Red Cloud.
Amboy Milling Co, I Frisbee, prop., flour mfrs.
Frisbee I, prop Amboy Milling Co.
Bladen is in
the northwestern part of Webster county on the B. & M. R. R.,
29 miles from Red Cloud, the county seat. It is well located in a
fine farming country. Population, 150.
Bank of Bladen, W H Pearson cashier.
Burden James, postmaster, genl mdse, atty.
Byrne Bros, genl mdse.
Hicks C E, drugs, hardware.
Hoffmann W H, genl mdse.
Hole V S, justice.
Johnson A C, genl mdse.
Kehler E A, drugs
Kimmel D P, sta agt
National Lumber Co, lumber.
Thorne L B, hardware, grain.
White R S, blacksmith.
Blue Hill, in
the northern part of Webster county, is one of the most
enterprising towns in the state. In 1880 the town was not in
existence; now it has a population of 1,200. It is near the Adams
county line, 19 miles south of Hastings, at the junction of the
Hastings & Red Cloud and the De Witt and Holdredge branches of
the B. & M. R. R. Large shipments of cattle and grain are made
from this point, and commercially the place has been more than
ordinarily successful. Blue Hill is exceptionally strong in its
financial institutions, the State Bank of Blue Hill, the First
national Bank and the Blue Hill Bank each has a capital of
$50,000; the Blue Hill Real Estate Investment Co., capital
$100,000. Two weekly papers, the Blue Hill Times and the Blue Hull
Leader, are both Democratic in Politics and each has a circulation
of 900. A recent fire in the business portion has caused a loss to
a number of firms; but as much was covered by insurance, the
drawback will be but temporary. Water works will be built during
1890, to cost $11,000. The churches are Catholic (German),
Presbyterian and Methodist.
Bailey & Crone, abstracters
Barth Bros. Coal.
Barth George, blacksmith.
Beale Ella Miss, dressmaker.
Blue Hill Bank, capital $50,000, R A Simpson pres, J O Burgess,
vice-pres, C D Robinson cashier.
Blue Hill Creamery, M W Hornberger pres, C L Pope treas, E
Blue Hill Leader, John L. Miller, editor and
Blue Hill Stock Barn, Price Bros props.
Blue Hill Times, George L Burr, editor and prop.
Bock P H, genl mdse.
Brower E, pumps, windmills.
Brunner J, bakery, confectionery.
Burr Geo L, pub Blue Hill Times.
Central House, C E Conrad, prop.
City Hotel, H B Munson prop.
Clark G M, jeweler.
Conrad C E, prop, Central House.
Dimmick W O & Co, agl implts.
Eversole Jeff, barber.
First National Bank, capital $50,000, Henry Gund pres, Henry G
Garrison W A, notaru.
Goll C, blacksmith, wagonmaker.
Grimes J F, drugs.
Gund H & Co, grain.
Hanson C A Mrs, millinery.
Herold F, jeweler.
Hicks Bros, drugs.
Higgins & Price, genl mdse.
Hilton Edgar, postmaster, groceries.
Hoove John S, grain.
Hornberger M W, Genl mdse.
Horrochs F, confectionery.
Hupka Fred, boots and shoes.
Jaeger Fred, boots and shoes.
Keyckelhahn A F, painter and paper hanger.
Kick Frank, barber.
Kinney M, livery.
Kinzey R M, feed mill.
Klingman O C & Co, agl implts.
Kopisch A, hardware.
Lanz Bros, clothing.
Mandelbaum S, genl mdse.
Martin August, meat market.
Martin O H & Co, hardware.
Miller A W, flour mills.
Miller John L, pub, Blue Hill Leader
Merten P, mgr, wallpaper, etc.
Munson H B, propr, City Hotel.
Munson Bros, furniture.
Norris Cary E, books, stationery and music.
Norris J W & son, clothing.
Panger C F, merchant tailor.
Park C Miss, milliner, dressmaker.
Parker W Gm hardware.
Pelz R L, harnessmaker.
Pope C L, cashier State Bank and notary.
Price Bros, props, Blue Hill Stock Barn.
Price R P, sta, tel and ex agt.
Ranney A D, atty.
Real Estate Investment Co, capital $100,000, A M Walters pres,W
C Newman vice-pres, C L Pope treas, F A Sweezy sec and genl
Robinson C D, cashier Blue Hill Bank, notary.
Sam Ah, laundry.
Schmid & Schunk, meat market.
Schuman Louis, saloon.
Schunk Jacob, agl implts.
Smith Henry, feed and sale stable.
Snook W H, phys.
Snyder & Yunck, groceries and queensware.
Southwestern Investment Co, loan agents.
Stabenow John, saloon.
State Bank of Blue Hill, capital $50,000, John A Dodd
pres, J W C Thiermann vice-pres, C L Pope cashier, W A Garrison
Steele F P, photographer.
Walker C N & Son, groceries.
Walters A M, atty and notary.
Watkins W A, auctioneer.
Watkins & Walters, livery.
Wegman Casper, phys.
Weirick G A, phys.
Wells A, atty.
White J S, real estate, notary.
Whitten S J, lumber and coal.
farm-house postoffice in the southeastern part of Webster county,
nine miles from Red Cloud.
Smith N L D, postmaster SIZE=1 WIDTH="25%" NOSHADE>
Cowles is a
town with 200 in habitants, situated near the center of Webster
county, on the main line of the B. & M. R. R., running from
Hastings to Red cloud. It is 10 miles from the latter place, which
is the county seat. Among the prominent features of the place are
the Bank of Cowles, two grain elevators, a hotel and a newspaper,
the Cowles Herald. The school building cost $2,000. There
are churches of the Methodist and congregational denominations.
The edifice of the latter cost $1,500.
Bank of Cowles, L C Gilbert pres, J Blaine vice-pres,
Ed Gilford cashier.
Cowles Herald, Asahel Hurd pub.
Cowles Lumber Co., Gilbert & Blaine props.
Cutter H C, grain elevator.
Fuller & Good, genl mdse, hardware, agl implts.
Gibson Geo S, barber.
Gilbert & Blaine, props, Cowles Lumber co.
Gilford & Walter, grain elevator.
Hager George W, blacksmith.
Harris & Hanawalt, genl mdse.
Hays J O Mrs, postmistress, millinery,
Hurd Asahel, pub Cowles Herald.
Johnson Wm T, phys.
Lawritson Louis, agt B & M R R.
Paden Wm J, shoemaker.
Paul Thomas, groceries.
Post James D, livery.
Sapp Elliott L, hotel.
Scott Winfield, harness.
Storey John D, drugs.
Ward James B, real estate.
Wolf Wm G, carpenter.
Guide Rock is
located near the southeast corner of Webster county, five miles
north from Kansas and three miles west of the Nuckolls county
line. No town in the valley is possessed of greater natural
advantages. Here may be found a superior never-failing water-power
for manufacturing purposes. Excellent wagon-roads leads to the
town in long, level stretches that make it a natural market for a
large scope of country. The Republican Valley line of the B. &
M. R. R. gives direct access to Denver, Kansas City, Omaha,
Lincoln and Chicago markets, and the Chicago & Northwestern
and C., R. I. & P. both have surveys through town. The
territory that may naturally and through preference be considered
as seeking a market here, may be outlined as extending half the
distance in any direction to equally good towns. On the west it is
to Red Cloud 13 miles, east to Superior 14 miles. The town has a
population of 600, a High School building, Baptist, Methodist
Episcopal and Congregational churches. There are here a bank, the
Pioneer Bank, two grain elevators, two hotels, the Guide Rock
House and the Occidental, and one newspaper, the Guide Rock
Signal, S. B. Newmeyer, publisher.
Aughimbaugh George B, painter.
Brock George R, prop Pioneer Bank.
Burr & Stratton, grain, live stock.
Chaflin John M, atty.
Cone Lano D, merchant tailor.
Cox L I Mrs, variety store.
Crary Irving W, genl mdse.
Doudna Thos P, furniture.
Ely Charles T, saloon.
Fisk John B, phys.
Fritsinger Charles, prop Guide Rock House.
Guide Rock Signal, S B Newmeyer pub.
Harris J, prop The Occidental.
Harris Wm, billards.
Hayes Andrew J, genl mdse.
Kailey Harrison, shoemaker.
King Hiram F, real estate, ins.
Knapp Bros, drugs.
Lathropp Albert, blacksmith.
Loar W R, photographer.
Lovitt & Auld, grain, live stock.
McGuire Patrick S, genl mdse.
Marsh James M, grain elevator.
Marsh & Johns, saloon.
Montgomery & Sheel, agl implts.
Montgomery Wm, billards.
Moranville C F, phys.
Nelson Charles A, wagon maker.
Newmeyer S B, pub Guide Rock Signal.
Occidental (The). J Harris prop.
Parker E O, justice, postmaster.
Pioneer Bank, Geo R Brock prop.
Powell B P,agt B & M. R. R.
Proudfit R S, lumber, coal.
Renner Andrew, meat market.
Rich H E Mrs, millinery.
Robinson John W, drugs, phys.
Sabin Wm M, livery.
Shugart J H, real estate.
Sims Albert A, groceries.
Strong Charles H, harness
Sutton Bros, blacksmith.
Teachworth & Fowler, barbers.
Tomkins W E, carpenter.
Vandiver C E, phys.
Watt Lewis L, restaurant.
Westlake Jos, groceries.
Inavale, a station on
the B. & M. R. R., in the southwestern part of Webster county,
seven miles west of Red Cloud, the county seat. Population,
Davis, J A, sta agt.
Harney O B, justice.
Hull S W, blacksmith, agl implts.
Hunter C C, harnessmaker, hardware.
Knight G W, drugs, postmaster.
Sawyer H G, genl mdse.
Vance W J, genl mdse.
rural post office in the extreme northeastern part of Webster
county. Spring Ranch on the St. Joe & G. I. Ry. in Clay county
is the nearest railroad. Negunda is 30 miles from Red Cloud, the
county seat of Webster county.
Buker W E, postmaster.
Otto, a village
of 500 population in the western part of Webster county, 15 miles
north of Red Cloud, the county seat
Bibbey A, blacksmith.
Brethour Willie, saloon.
Brooks J C, agl implts.
Cooper M, postmaster.
Lambert H, harnessmaker.
Lewis G, drugs.
Marker J, genl mdse.
Payne F E, agl implts.
Peterson J, hardware.
Red Cloud, an enterprising
city of 3,000 inhabitants, on the Republican division of the
B.&M.R.R., is in the southern part of Webster county, of which
it is the judicial seat. It is six miles from the Kansas state
line, 40 miles from Hastings, and 110 miles from Lincoln. It
occupies the terrace which here separates the upland from the
valley, and affords a fine view of the Republica river, one mile
to the south. A fine bridge spanning the river facilitates trade
with the country south, into Kansas. The B. & M. R.R. here has
a round-house and extensive repair shops, with other buildings
requisite to transact its business at this point, where
connections are made with the Republican Valley division by the
Hastings and Red Cloud branch. A fine brick court house, presented
to the town by the railroad company, is proof of its importance in
their estimation. Two brick school houses, costing respectively
$10,000 and$5000, are creditable to the energy of the town, and
add it its advantages. The postoffice, opera house, bank
buildings, and numerous other business blocks, give an air of
prosperity to the place. The Farmers and Merchants Banking Co., S.
Garber president, and A Higby cashier, has a capital $50,000. The
First National Bank, R Shirey president, J R Shirey, cashier,
capital $75.000, and the Red Cloud National Bank, have ample
resources, and are under experienced management. The Holland
Hotel, Geo. B Holland, proprietor, and the Gardner House, L.
Moore, proprietor, offer best accommodations to travelers. Four
Newspapers are published here, -- the Chief, the
Republican, the Democrat, and the Argus. The
churches are the Baptist, Methodist, and the Congregational.
Anderson, Henry, billiard hall.
Bailey & Crone, real estate abstracters.
Baird H A, dentist.
Birkner Fritz, tailor.
Bradbrook F, photographer.
page 462 (Red Cloud continued)
Butler J & Co, harnessmakers.
Case & McNany, attys.
Cather C F, real estate, notary.
Cook A, boots and shoes.
Cook Henry, drugs
Cotting C L, drugs.
Damerell R, phys.
Dany Wm, machinist.
Davis C P, livery.
Denny L D, phys.
Deyo L H, drugs.
Dickerson M W & Co, flour, feed.
Diedrich H, boots and shoes.
Ducker J J, dry goods.
Emigh J S, dentist.
Brown A H, marble works.
Farmers & Merchants Banking Co, capital $50,000, Silas
Garber pres, Antson Higby cashier. (see adv page top of
Featherly & Aultz, grocers, etc.
Fentress & Heatt, barbers.
First National Bank, capital $75,000, R V Shirey pres, Henry
Clarke vice-pres. John R Shirey cashier, H B Cather asst
cashier. (see adv page 463)
Funk A L, agl implts.
Garber Silas, pres Farmers & Merchants Banking Co.
Gardner House, L Moore prop. (see adv page 463)
page 463 (Red Cloud continued)
Gilham, J S, atty.
Hacker & Parker, grocers.
Haines W L, furniture.
Handy R A, lumber, coal.
Hansen P A, laundry.
Herberger Joseph, baker.
Higby Anson, cahier Farmers & Merchants Banking Co.
Holland George B, prop Holland House (see adv page 462)
Holland House, Geo B. Holland prop. (see adv page 462)
Hopper Charles, blacksmith.
Horn Benjamin, barber.
Hosmer A C, pub Red Cloud Chief.
Kaley Bros & Parker, attorneys and notaries.
Kier William, confectionery.
Lindley J O, restaurant.
Lindsay G W, meat market.
McArthur J A, meat market.
McEnory & Ripple, livery.
McFarlane James, grocer.
KcKeeby G E, physician.
McMillan C M, harnessmaker.
McNitt & Galusha, clothing, etc.
Martin R M, dry goods.
Miller, J L, harnessmaker
Miner Brothers, gnel mdse.
Mizer, B F, grocer.
Moore L, prop Gardner House. (see adv)
Moranville J W, physician.
Morhart A, hardware.
Murray James, notions.
Myers J C, painter.
Newhuse Fred, dry goods.
Nustein J, cigars and tobacco.
Oatman, L D, prop Valley House.
Parkes Wm, boots and shoes.
Patmor Oscar, flour and feed.
Perkins & Mitchell, genl mdse.
Perkins & Park, hardware.
Perry S H Mrs, dressmaker.
Platt D M, real estate and loans.
Platt & Frees Co., capital $25,000, C J Platt, Geo Hocknell
treas and sec, lumber and coal.
Plumb G M, prop Red Cloud Republican.
Pope Bros, agl implts.
Porter, J jr, atty.
Red Cloud Chief, A C Hosmer pub.
Red Cloud Democrat, Steen & Myers editors and pubs.
Red Cloud National Bank, capital $75,000 paid up, J M Sherwood
pres. Levi Moore vice-pres, L P Albright, cashier.
Red Cloud Republican, G M Plumb prop.
Richardson W N, live stock.
Rothrock J S, saloon.
Schaffneck Chas, dry goods, etc.
Scott H C, agl implts.
Seal S M, jeweler.
page 464 (Red Cloud continued)
Shields F P, pub Webster County Alliance.
Shirey John R, cashier First Ntional Bank. Shirey R V, pres
First National Bank.
Skeen & Myers, pubs, Red Cloud Democrat and real estate. (
see adv page 462)
Sleeper F W, billiard hall.
Smith E M, blacksmith.
Smith & Hutchinson, barbers.
Sopher O J, restaurant.
Spokesfield S F, dry goods.
Stahl J E, notions.
Stern M M, saloon.
Taylor F E, furniture.
Traders Lumber Co, lumber, coal.
Tulley I W, phys.
Valley House, L D Oatman prop.
Vance L M, jeweler.
Visscher W M, painter.
Warner & Wolfanger, boots and shoes.
Warren G J, postmaster, pub Webster County Argus.
Webster County Alliance, F P Shields pub.
Webster County Argus, G J Wareren editor and pub.
West Samuel, justice.
Whitson G H, hardware.
Wiener Charles, clothing, et.
Winfrey C L, wagons and buggies.
Yeiser Geo & Co, real estate, ins.
Young B M & Co, dry goods.
Rosemont, a new
town on the DeWitt and Holdredge branch of the B. & M. R. R,
east of Blue Hill in Webster county.
Scott, a post
office in the extreme southwestern part of Webster county, six
miles miles south of Ivanale,
the nearest railway station.
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