Schrameck who will occupy it with a saloon. Sam Donaldson
will continue the saloon business at his present location.
There will be no danger of Bellwood going dry this
January 5, 1900
During the year 1899, Bellwood shipped
733 cars of grain, 131 of stock, 119 of hay and 10 cars of
miscellaneous goods making a total of 993 cars, which is an
increase over the previous year. There has been a
considerable falling off in hay shipments. Carloads received
were 41 of lumber, 46 of coal, four of implements', one of
barbed wire, three of salt and 29, miscellaneous. By the
above figures people at a distance may judge for themselves
as to what kind of a trading post Bellwood is. - Gazette,
Jan. 19, 1900
January 19, 1900
February 9, 1900
Fred Burch purchased Fred Stapf's store
bldg - but Mr. Stapf still holds his stock of boots and
shoes and will continue to do shoe repairing.
Nick Linden is shown in his hardware store which he ran until 1915, when it was purchased by Fred Selzer.
July 19, 1901
August 2, 1901
Charles Grisinger has about completed an addition to his residence and it is rumored in a short time he will give the preacher a job.
August 2. 1901
H R Gould, Pres. Bellwood, Nebraska A H Gould, Cashier Real Estate, Agent; Fire Insurance, Agent;
Life Insurance, Agent;
Farm Loans a speciality
August 30, 1901
September 6, 1901
October 4. 1901
Anna Jacobs, teacher
October 25, 1901
November 1, 1901
November 15, 1901
November 15, 1901
December 6, 1901
December 27, 1901
A force of men are putting down gas pipes on each side of the square. Gas will be manufactured at Derby and Co. store building. Several citizens and stores have signed contracts. Nov. 27.
Charles Hoadley has purchased the
livery barn from J. T. Wright.
Park Stevens purchased from Chas.
Hoadley his livery teams and buggies. His business will be
at the old B. Taylor livery barn.
A Partial Review of the Social and Business Interests
of our Prosperous Town.
The town of Bellwood has a population of about five hundred. This year a number of new houses have been erect-
ed, some of them very modern, and yet there is a
demand for residences. Most of the businessmen own their
property, and every line is well represented but not
overdone, and large stocks and handsome stores adorn the
business streets. To name all the numerous enterprises is
beyond the scope of this article, but a few may be
S. A. BOUTON
Mr. Bouton took a homestead near the present site of Bellwood about thirty five years ago when all around him was a wilderness. On this homestead he lived until two years ago when he moved to town to engage in his present business. He purchased the store of C. Meister, and carries a fresh line and well selected stock of staple and fancy groceries, confections, flours, bakers goods, queens ware, boots, shoes and work clothing. He enjoys a good trade, and has made many warm friends and neighbors during his long residence among us. Value received and square dealing is his motto.
BELLWOOD RACKET STORE
The racket store will sell as fine a line of Holiday goods for the money as any ever brought to town. They started one year ago and the business has more than doubled since that time. The line consists of a general assortment of racket goods, toys, notions, etc. M.E. Aliss, proprietor, carries the only stock of wallpaper and takes contracts for hanging, decorating and painting. The stock is new and consists of the latest designs and prices lower than any ever heard of here before.
Our merchant tailor has been a citizen of Bellwood for about fifteen years. If you need a new suit, a new pair pants, or anything in his line, he can accommodate you at prices reasonable and the latest styles. There is no better tailor in Butler County.
Who conducts the "bucket shop," is a genial sort of a fellow and wouldn't turn a customer's pocketbook inside out unless he couldn't help it. If his patrons get squeezed once in a while, it isn't his fault. Carl, recently, took onto himself a wife and has now quit all former bad habits. He is well liked by everybody.
Who has been out trying his luck at farming, has again opened up a barber shop on the west side of the square. Frank has been in the barber business for about 18 years and can give a fellow a slick shave, or a stylish hair cut.
PHIL SMITH, P.M.
Mr. Smith has been our popular and accommodating postmaster during the past four years. He purchased the building he now occupies as an office and residence and moved the office at the time he took possession. The location is central and the service here is as good as anywhere. He finds the revenue of the office materially increased and now the money order business reaches $1000 to $1100 per month. Two rural routes are proposed and no doubt will be established in the near future. Mr. Smith located on his homestead four miles northeast of town in 1872 and lived there until he moved to town to take up his official duties. His two daughters, Miss Etta and Miss Mabel, are his clerks and are just as accommodating and as pleasant as their "dad.
M. SAMPLE, M.D.
Dr. Sample is a graduate of the Lincoln Eclectic Medical college and formerly practiced in Cordova. He located here about four years ago and is a successful practitioner. Dr. and
Mrs. Sample have recently returned from Chicago,
where the doctor has completed a post graduate course in
the Chicago Clinical School.
Mr. Meyer is proprietor of the west
side meat market, and deals in all kinds of fresh and
cured meats. His shop is neat and clean, and always
exposes a choice variety of high grade meats for sale. He
is a careful buyer, courteous and accommodating, all of
which make it a desirable place for flesh eaters to
E. A. GRISINGER
This is one of Bellwood's most
up-to-date stores in the grocery and confectionery line,
and was purchased last March of Mrs. M. Rittenhouse, by
the present proprietor; since starting Mr. Grisinger, by
strict attention to business has built up an enviable
trade in the city and community. The stock consists of
staple and fancy groceries, confections, fruits, nuts,
flour and everything found in a first class store of the
kind. The gentlemanly and accommodating proprietor has
lived here nearly all his life, and is a fine type of the
honorable, successful and enterprising young western
merchant, and none stand higher among the town people and
farmers. All the principles of commercial integrity are
here observed and the prices meet all competition. The
stock cannot be excelled in variety and taste. Every
effort is made by the management to satisfy all
customers. The town is well supplied with restaurant
facilities in this neat establishment. They recently
began serving meals and they always set a good table with
the best the market' affords. They are building up a good
business and are well patronized by people from both town
and country as well as commercial guests. It would be
difficult to find fault with their manner of serving
guests at a very moderate price. This article would be
incomplete did we not mention the large display of choice
Christmas goods. This is, without doubt, headquarters for
Holiday trade this year. A full line of china ware, fancy
lamps, dolls, toys, candies, panel pictures, all at very
G. W. SUDDARTH
If there is one thing a man likes more than an easy pair of slippers it is an easy shave. This may be had at the neat an up-to-date barber shop of Mr. Suddarth, who is always ready and at your service. He has done business here for the past several years and cut the first tender fuz of many of his customers who now wear a fully developed beard. He has lived here among us a good many years and has many friends and his shop has a large patronage. In addition to being a first class barber, he is a pleasant gentleman, a good business man and an enterprising citizen. When you need a good shave, hair cut in the latest style or a shampo, just drop into the shop. Its the place for first class tonsorial work in Bellwood.
Mr. Spelts has been in the grain
business at this point for the past twenty years. He is
also interested in elevators at different points
including Ulysses, Garrison, Edholm, Ruby and Milford
with headquarters at David City. This firm's business has
grown until it is an important factor in Butler county
and built up a fine market at these several stations by
the advantages they enjoy in selling grain in large lots
to much better advantage. The elevator at this point has
a capacity of 15000 bushels and is well equipped with
grain dumps, cleaners and a gasoline engine. Last year
they shipped 308 cars from Bellwood and so far this year