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Mr. Leonard Myers has for the past quarter
of a century furnished to the citizens of Wayne
County a class of wagons which have received
a verdict of universal approval, and has also
during that period devoted special attention to
repairing and general jobbing in wood and
iron work. Mr. Myers occupies a lot 50x100
feet in dimensions, upon which his shop, 20x26
feet in size, is located, and gives his personal
attention to all work turned out, manufactur-
ing every description of wagons and guaran-
teeing satisfaction, reasonable prices and
conscientious workmanship. Mr. Myers was
born at Baden, Germany, in 1S26, and came to
the United States in 1S54. He is an experi-
enced and thoroughly practical wagon and
carriage maker and has been engaged in this
special branch of business for the past 30 years,
all of which time, with the exception of five
years, he has spent in Cambridge City, where
he is regarded as one of our most honorable
and industrious mechanics and reliable busi-
ness men.


Confectionery, Fruit and Vegeta-
bles, etc.

Mr. J. T. Bailey, who has for the past 13
years been a resident and respected merchant
of Cambridge City, enlisted as a soldier in
Company C, 4th Indiana Volunteer Infantry,
Colonel W. A. Gorman commanding. The
other field officers of the regiment were
Lieutenant Colonel Dumont and Major Mc-
Coy and the company was commanded by
Captain M. L. Payne. Mr. Bailey served his
full term of 16 months, participating in many
of the most important and eventful campaigns
and engagements of the war. Mr. Bailey,
who is a native of Connecticut, was born May
9th, 1S25, but has resided in Indiana since he
was eight years of age. After his return and
honorable discharge from service he engaged
in mercantile pursuits and has for the past 35
years been a highly esteemed and successful
merchant. » The premises occupied by him are
25x60 feet in dimensions, where is constantly
carried a complete and comprehensive assort-
ment of fine foreign and American fruits,
confectioneries, vegetables, notions and similar
merchandise, selected with an especial view to
the requirements of the trade in this section.


Bakery, West Main St.
The establishment of Mr. August Beyers,
located on West Main St., was originally
started about five years ago and is now the
leading house of its kind in this city. Mr.
Beyers gives special attention to supplying
the best fresh family bread, pies, cakes, rolls,
crackers, etc., and is prepared to supply choice
cakes for weddings or parties upon reasonable
terms. He is a native of Germany but has
been a resident of this country for many years.
He has had a long practical experience in the
business in which he is engaged and is capable
of securing to his patrons the choicest varie-
ties of articles pertaining to this department
of trade.

Among the industrial avocations which
characterize the business and mechanical
operations of Cambridge City, we mention
that of Mr. John Marson, who is a practical
gunsmith and dealer in guns, pistols, amuni-
tion and hunters' outfits. Mr. Marson is a
native of England, where he was born in 1S17.
He was regularly indentured to a gunsmith in
his native country, where the most thorough
and complete knowledge is exacted of ap-
prentices. He has had a practical experience
of over 30 years in this line of business and is
an expert workman and manufacturer of rifles.
He also gives special attention to every de-
scription of repairs associated with fire arms.


Livery, Feed and Sale Stables, Cor.

Main and Jones Sts.
The stables conducted by Mr. I. Weekly
have for many years been recognized as occu-
pyinga leading position, on account of this well
known stand having been used for general
livery purposes over 20 years ago, at which
time the business was established by Mr.
George Hocune. During the interum this
business has been carried on successively bv
Valentine Sells, Oliver Loeder, Patterson ic
Fletcher. The latter were succeeded in the
business about nine years ago by Mr. Weekly,
and with the exception of a few years, during
which he suspended operations, has since re-
mained in possession of these stables and con-
tinued the business. The premises occupied
embrace a ground space of 50x120 feet, the
stables covering a ground space of 30x9c r 2
feet, giving ample accommodations tor 65
head of horses. Mr. Weekly keeps good stock
and reliable driving horses and rigs, single or
double, for the accommodation of pleasure-
parties or for funeral occasions, and is pre-
pared to convey commercial travelers or others
to distant points upon most reasonable terms.
His accommodations in this respect are not
surpassed by any contemporaneous establish-
ment in the* county. Horses are boarded by
the {<;<:(], day or week and those having stock
for sale or desiring to make purchases will do



-well to avail themselves of Mr. Weekly's
experience. Mr. Isaiah Weekly, the proprietor
of these stables, is a native of this state and
was born in 1S43. He has for many years
been accustomed to handling stock.


Photographs, Tin-Types and Rubbrr

The only permanently established photo-
graph and tin-type gallery in Cambridge is
that conducted by Mr. Frank Hatch, on Main
St, over Wright's furniture store, where a
suite of rooms is fitted up with the latest im-
pioved apparatus and appliances lor the pro-
duction of the most artistic work in this special
line of industrial art. In addition to the pho-
tographic department, Mr. Hatch makes a
specialty of furnishing rubber stamps of every
description, for commercial purposes, marking
clothing and a variety of uses, and in this
branch of busiuess has a trade extending over
a wide area of territory. Parties desiring any
article in this line will consult their best inter-
ests by calling upon or corresponding with
Mr. Hatch, whose facilities for neat and expe-
ditious work are not surpassed in this section.
Mr. Hatch is a native and lifelong resident of
this state and was born in 1S5S, and his present
establishment was founded in 1SS0.


Hardware, Leather, Findings, etc.
This business was originally established
here about iS years ago, and as an indication
or its growth, it may be stated that while its
first year's busines's did not exceed $2,500,
the transactions of the house at the present
time will aggregate $20,000 per annum. The
premises occupied embrace a three story brick
building 20x120 feet in dimensions, in which
is carried a full and complete stock of hard-
ware, farmers' and mechanics' tools, table and
pocket cutlery, housekeepers' goods, etc.; also
leather, shoemakers' kit and findings, harness,
etc. Mr. Bradbury also carries on a wood
yard, in which he disposes of an average of
600 cords of wood annually. The trade of this
house embraces a circuit of from 16 to 20
miles, and in the various departments of his
business Mr. Bradbury gives employment to

from five to six assistants. The energy and
judicious business policy associated with the
transactions of this house have largely contri-
buted to the material prosperity and business
activities of this citv.


Stoves andnTinware.

At the establishment of Mr. Casper Schafer,
on East Main St., may always be found a
complete stock of the best varieties of heating
and cooking stoves from the leading manufac-
turers of the Union, adapted for either coal or
wood, ranges, grates, hollow ware, tin, copper
and sheet iron utensils for domestic or com-
mercial purposes, of his own manufacture, and
a general line of house furnishing goods and
general merchandise pertaining to this special
department of industry and trade. Mr. Scha-
fer commenced business at his present loca-
tion in March, 18S1. He makes a specialty of
manufacturing every description of tin, cop-
per and sheet iron ware and devotes particular
attention to roofing, guttering, spouting and
general jobbing. Mr. Schafer is a native of
Virginia and was born in the city of Martins-
burg in 1S59. He is a practical tinsmith and
worker in metals, and although yet a young
man, has had considerable experience in this
special line.

The other more important firms here are as
follows: — F. C. Mosbaugh, Postmaster and
publisher Tribune; Mason & Holderman,
hardware; A. C. Hollowell, stoves; H. Inger-
man, brewer; S. P. Herrington, harness; W.
Doney & Son, cigars; J. B. Routh, dry goods;
J. J. McCarthy, marble works, D. Drischel,
grocer; C. W. Routh, livery ; First National
Bank; Myers Bros., meats; J. Griesinger,
tailor; T. Frohnapfel, grocer; F. L. Wheeler,
boots, shoes; E. C.Rudy, cigars; L. Swiggett
& Son, tailors; Hotel Kirby ; W. Dale, grocer;
S. A. Trembly, dry goods; C. Lackey, livery;
Shults, Roth & Co., grain; Vinton House; S.
H. Hoshorn, insurance; B. F. Dreschel, gro-
cer; McCaffrey & Son, drugs; Western
Wayne Bank; A. Jenks, jeweler; C.B.Elliott;
general store; J. H. Finfrock, planing mill;
F. Rurnmel & Co., wagons; M. M. Callaway,
druss; Roth & Co., lumber.


This once promising town was laid out
in 1814, and for some years occupied the
leading position among the important
trade centers of this section of the state.
The- name was given to it from its central
position in the county and upon the grad-
ual settlement of the territory this place
soon laid claim to the county seat, which
it succeeded in wresting from Salsbury in
1816, after a comparitively desperate
' struggle, and which in time was wrested
from it about 1870 after a far more des-
perate effort and bitter conflict.

The first court was held here January
28th, 1818, in a fine new court house
built by subscription without expense to
county. Among the first papers published
here was the Western Emporium, pub-
lished by John Scott.

The town had a comparatively rapid
growth for a few years and in 1870 had
a population of 1,077 with fine schools
and public buildings, but the removal of
the capitol had a depressing effect upon
its commercial prospects and general
growth so that in 1880 it only had a pop-
ulation of 875.

Surrounded by a rich agricultural sec-
tion it yet possesses vitalizing power
which will always make it a good trading
point, especially while it contains as it
now does many enterprising merchants,
business men and some manufacturing
operations. It enjoys the advantages of
a good school building, several fine chur-
ches, two hotels and the reputation of the
most healthy section of the state.


Groceries and Provisions, Main St.
The establishment now owned and con-
trolled by the enterprising gentleman whose
name heads this sketch is one of the oldest
and best known houses in Wayne County,
dating its inception to 1852, when it was
founded bv William Morton and Thomas
Noble. Mr. Morton was a half brother of
Indiana's well known Governor, the Hon.
Oliver P. Morton. Later in the history of the
house the business was controlled by Christian
Failor, who was succeeded in March, 1SS3, by
the present proprietor. The fact that the trade
of the house has been doubled since the last
named date is sufficient proof of Mr. John-
ston's mercantile ability. His stock is full and
complete in every particular and comprises a
full line of staple and fancy groceries, coffees,
teas, sugars, spices, provisions, country pro-
duce, glass and queensware, crockery, etc.
He occupies a commodious brick structure on
Main St., two stories in height and 32x50 feet
dimensions, and in addition to his personal
attention, he keeps one assistant in constant
employ. Fresh and pure goods and satisfac-

tory prices will always be found in Mr. John-
ston's establishment and customers invariably
receive prompt and polite attention. Mr.
Johnston is a native of Virginia and was born
in 1S-14. He settled in Indiana when quite
young and is an old resident of Wayne Countv.
"By his agreeable and affable manner, his in-
tegrity and business ability, he has succeeded
in forming a large circle of personal friends,
and his high standing in the mercantile com-
munity, together with the strictly honorable
business policy that characterizes his trans-
actions, makes the permanency and success of
his house doubly sure.


General Merchandise.
This house dates its inception to 1S6S, when
it was founded by its present enterprising pro-
prietor, and each succeeding year has been
marked by a gradually increasing trade. The
premises occupied are 50x150 feet in dimen-
sions, in a substantial three storv brick build-
ing, known as "Odd Fellow's Block." Three
competent employes are constantly required
to attend to the wants of the many "patrons of



the house, and purchasers invariably receive
prompt and polite attention. The stock of
general merchandise carried by Mr. Doughty,
although very extensive, is complete in every
particular. In the line of dry goods, he car-
ries a full line ot fancy dress goods, millinery
goods, hosiery, etc., in all of which he is pre-
pared to otter special inducements to the
public. His stock of staple and fancy grocer-
ies is full in every particular, always pure and
fresh and for sale at bottom prices. In the
line of notions, hats, caps, boots, shoes and
furnishing goods of every description, he is
prepared to supply the wants of everybody.
His trade extends throughout the city and sur-
rounding country districts and can be com-
pared with that of any similar establishment
in this part of the state. To control a business
so extensive and in which so many varieties
of goods are handled, requires mercantile
ability of no small degree, but Mr. Doughty is
entirely adequate to the task and has suc-
ceeded in gaining the entire confidence and
esteem of the community. He is a native of
Centreville and was born in 1S40. He is relia-
ble in all his transactions and is fully entitled
to the brief space allotted to him in our work
setting forth the industries and resources of

Stoves and Tinware.
Mr. Beitzel established the business in which
he is still engaged about 15 vears ago, and by
enterprise and thrift he has succeeded in build-
ing up a trade which is both permanent and
lucrative. He deals in stoves, tinware, house
house furnishing goods, copper and sheet iron
ware, etc., and is prepared to do roofing, spout-
ing, guttering and general job work. His
stock is of superior qualily and his prices and
terms are reasonable and satisfactory. He
occupies a room 18x40 feet in dimensions, and
in addition to his personal attention his busi-
ness necessitates the constant services of a
competent assistant. His work never fails to
give satisfaction and Mr. Beitzel is an agreea-
ble and strictly hononorable gentleman, with
•whom it is both pleasureable and profitable to
deal. He is a native of Fayette County, Ind.,
and was born in 1S43.

J. VV. KEYS & CO.,

Harness Manufacturer.
As manufacturers of and dealers in fine
harness, the firm of J. W. Keys & Co. has
attained an enviable reputation, by reason of
the uniform jeliability, elegant finish and sub-
stantial nature of the various articles turned
out by them. The house was established
about 13 years ago by J. W. Keys, but it has
been known by its present name and style
since 1S76. They occupy a room 34x16 feet in
dimensions, keep constantly on hand a large
and well selected stock. They manufacture
double carriage harness, which they are pre-
pared to sell at prices ranging from"$23 to $65
per set, double work harness at from $25 to

$45 and single light harness at from $13 to $45.
It will be seen by these figures that their
prices are uniformly low and satisfactory, and
the members of the firm being experienced
and practical harness makers, they are pre-
pared to give their patrons the fullest possible
guarantee of satisfaction. Mr. J. W. Keys is
a native of Highland County, O., and was
born in 1S16. He has resided in Indiana since
1S3S and is one of our most highly respected
citizens. His competent and efficient partner,
Mr. Charles Means, is a native of Indiana and
was born in 1S53. Both ar e genial and affable
gentlemen, with whom it is a pleasure to deal.


E. F. Harmer, Proprietor,
This is the leading hotel in Centreville, it
being, in fact, the only regular and well estab-
lished hotel in the city. The building is a
substantial brick, two stories in height, and
has been under its present able and 'efficient
management for two years. The building
contains 17 rooms, all neatly and comfortably
furnished, and 75 persons can be satisfactorily
accommodated. On the first floor we find the
office, reading, writing and wash rooms,
kitchen and a large and neatly furnished
dining room, in which the above-mentioned
number of persons can be comfortably seated.
On the second floor is an attractivelv fur-
nished parlor for the accommoJation of'ladies
and a number of tidy and homelike sleeping
apartments. In all respects we can safely say
that the American house is amply provided
for the accommodation of the traveling public.
The table is always supplied with substantial
and delicacies, served according to the most
approved methods of modern cookerv. To
the wants and comforts ot the stranger,
prompt and polite attention is given. The
rates tor transient guests are but $1 per day
and regular boarders are accommodated at the
extremely low rate of S3. 50 per week. Mr.
Harmer, the genial proprietor, is a native of
Pennsylvania and was born six miles from the
old historic field oi Gettvsburs:. He has been

a resident ot Indiana for

six years.


Groceries and Agricultural Imple-
ments, etc.. Main Sr.
This house was established by the present
proprietors about three years ago and since
that time the trade has been constantly on the
increase, until now the annual sales aggregate
not less than $20,000. The premises occupied
comprise what was at one time the Sheriff's
office, jury room, etc., in the old Court House.
The building is a substantial two story brick
structure, 42x60 feet in dimensions, conveni-
ently arranged, and is the leading business
house of Centreville. The stock carried is
very full and complete in every particular and
comprises a fine line of staple and fancy family
groceries, pure teas, coffees and sugar, canned
goods, fruits and nuts, country produce, fresh
dairy products, vegetables, etc., together with



a fine stock of queensware, chinaware and all
kinds of agricultural implements. One assist-
ant is employed and the trade of the house
extends throughout the town and adjoining
country. The individual members of the firm
are Mr. J. A. Dunbar and Mrs. S. E. Dunbar,
both natives of Wayne County, the former
having been born in 1S56.


Manufacturers of Ward's Liniment.
Mr. WarJ began the business that has
secured for him a snug competency and at
the same time made him justly famous, in
1850. Ward's celebrated liniment is used
throughout tUe West for both man and beast.
for internal and external purposes, and is war-
ranted to give full satisfaction for what is
recommended. It is put up in bottles of dif-
ferent sizes, sold respectively for 25 cents, 50
cents and $ too. per bottle, according to size
Full directions accompanying each bottle are
given to the purchaser, and judging from the
large number of testimonials betore us, we can
safely assert that no remedy known to medi-
cal science is so deservedly popular. Among
the many vouchers of its efficincy is our well
known townsman, Mr. J. Crawford, a son of
W. W, Crawford, chair manufacturer. While
in the pursuit of his business, Mr. Crawford's
foot was caught under the wheel of a heavily
loaded wagon, and although no bones were
broken, the foot was so badly bruised that the
blood gushed forth copiously from under his
toe-nails. No other remedy at hand, the foot
was bound up in cloths, saturated with Ward's
Liniment, and by the next morning Mr. C.
■was able to pursue his work with little or no
soreness. This statement may seem incredu-
lous, but it was made by Mr. C. to the writer,
Mr. C. not knowing that we would make use
©t the information. The remedy is sold by
the leading druggists throughout the land and
many physicians of high standing in the medi-
cal profession use it in their daily practice.
Although Mr. Ward offers a reward of $500

to any man that will produce a liniment that
will excel or even equal his preparation, vet
he need not fear that the reward will ever' be
called for. Mr. Ward is a native of Butler
County, O., and was born in 1819.


General Merchandise, Main St.
This is one of the leading houses in the
merchandising line in this place and as such is
entitled to a favorable and more than ordinary
notice in a comprehensive work of this de-crip"-
tion. The business was established bv its
present proprietor six years ago and ha's be-
come a permanent and'praiseworthy mercan-
tile house. Mr. Williams occupies asalesroom
18x80 feet in dimensions and carries a stock
comprising a full and complete assortment of
dry goods, boots, shoes, notions, hats, caps,
furnishing goods, etc. He devotes his per-
sonal attention to his business, in addition to
which the services of two competent and effi-
cient salesmen are constantly required. His
goods are tastefully arranged and his patrons
receive prompt and polite attention. His trade
has increased largely since the date of its in-
ception and is still growing in a manner that
is highly satisfactory and encouraging. His
prices are uniformly low and satisfactory and
the public find it to their interest to examine
his goods and prices before purchasing else-
where. Mr. Williams was born in Favette
County, Ind., in 1S4S, and we can safelv say-
that no merchant in Centreville rates higher
as to integrity and mercantile ability.

The following are the principal firms here
not already mentioned:

First National Bank, Edmunds Chair Co.,
Rising Sun Flouring Mills, Jos. Commons,
saw mill; Park Hotel, II. C. Leeson; grocer;
R. S. ShofY, livery; Richet & Reed, drugs;
Martha E. Greene, postmistress and books;
Mary E. Bersh, bakery; Mrs. C. E. Tuttle,
millinery; Harvey & Squires, meats; Wm.
Mathews, cigars, etc.


Previous to the location and laying out
of this now thriving place, there had been
located in the vicinity of the present
Hagerstown Mills a town containg a gro-
cery store and a few other buildings, of
which there is now nothing left but an
indistinct memory. The records show
that Hagerstown was originally laid out
by Jacob Ulrich and Jonas Harris, on
March 8, 1832, though additions have
since been made. Among the earliest
settlers in this place may be noticed
Archibald Knode, Geo. Beck, Jacob Ul-
rich, Geo. Debolt, Joshua Hull, David
Weaver, Greenbury Savoy, Geo. Gillispie,
Wm. Baker and Dr. Thomas Buchanan.
The first house erected within the present
city limits, was built by Jonas Harris.
The first blacksmith shop was carried on
by Henry Harris. The first store was
kept by Joseph Hawkins and the first
postmaster here was Win. Baker.


is nicely laid out and contains a popula-
tion of between 800 and 900 inhabitants.
There are a number of fine public build-
ings and private residences among which
may be mentioned the Town Hall and
Academy. There are four churches, viz:
Christian, Desciple, Presbyterian and
Methodist Episcopal. There are three
lodges, F. & A. M., I. O. O. F., and G. A.
R. The Hagerstown Exponent is a weekly
paper with a good local circulation in
this section of the county. The Wayne
County Farmer is a monthly quarto hav-
ing a circulation of over 2,000 copies.
Both are edited and published by H. J.
Day. The northern terminus of the
White Water Valley Railroad is here,
and intersects the Pan Handle Railroad.
In its railroads and excellent water power
this place enjoys very good manufactur-
ing and shipping facilities and has a
prosperous and growing trade.


The first bank established in Hagerstown
was known as the "Citizens' Bank" and was
founded in 1S75 D 7 Dr. Ford and Mr. John
Allen, and was continued under their manage-
ment for about four years. In 1S79 the Com-
mercial Bank was orginizeJ, with Messrs.
Brook and Ford as bankers for a brief period,
when they were succeeded by Messrs. Wyatt,

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