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This banking institution was established
April 14, 1899 with a capital stock of $20,000.00 and responsibility of over
$50,000. The present bank building was built in the summer of 1896 and was
first occupied by the bank in October of that year. It is located on Main
and 3rd streets and the building is one of the finest in the town. The
firs floor is occupied by the bank and the basement floor which is built half
above ground with concrete floor is occupied by the Monitor printing office.
Mr. A. T. Bennett the president of the
institution is well known in Carroll county. He was born in Mendon, Mass.
October 8, 1855 and moved to this county in 1869. For the past fifteen
years Mr. Bennett has been engaged in the banking business and his profession as
a lawyer. He has always been identified with he business interest of his
town as one of its most enterprising and liberal minded citizens.
Mr. W. F. Carpenter the cashier is also well
known in Manning and the county generally. He is a gentlemen of
conservative methods and shrewd business capabilities and the interest of
depositors are in safe hands when placed in his care.
The new bank is enjoying a very prosperous
business and is fast becoming one of the leading financial institutions of
M. W. Beach
Mr. M. W. Beach was born in La Grange, Cass county, Michigan,
Aug. 27 1844. At the age of five years he became an orphan an says like "Topsy,"
"Just Growed." He had to shift for himself and acquired most of the education he
had by study at night and other times when he could get time. Never the
less he succeeded in getting sufficient education to place him on an equal
footing with the majority of young men of the time who had much better
opportunities. He spent several year in knocking about the world and upon
reaching manhood was fully capable of taking care of himself.
In 1865 he came in Carroll county and settled at Glidden.
While her he was always holding some office in connection with the schools.
In 1875 he was elected county superintendent and filled the office very
creditably. His admission to the bar was a surprise to himself as well as
his friend. He had read law simply as a pastime while running a drug store
in Glidden and took the examination just to see how he stood and passed a better
examination that most of the students who were before the same board. He
soon had such a practice that he had to give up his drug business. In 1883
Mr. Beach came to Carroll and since then has been one of her leading citizens.
He was mayor for one term in the early 90's. He is regarded as the
strongest lawyer in the county and has a large practice. He served as a
soldier with Co. "I" Michigan Sharp Shooters.
THOMAS F. BARBEE
Among the men who have been instrumental in making Carroll one of the best
towns in the state, is Thomas Barbee who spent twenty-five years of his life
here, and during that period of time has been always at the head of every move
that was likely to add to the prosperity of the city. Every town that has made a
success is largely indebted to a few such public spirited men who are always
ready to devote their time and energies to the matters that the general public
is likely to neglect in their pursuit after private gain.
Mr. Barbee brought a large fortune with him to Carroll and this enabled him
to do much that other men would have failed in, and he never seemed to count the
cost to himself. If he believed anything that he was asked to lend a hand might
benefit Carroll. He is a lawyer of wide learning and has always had a large
practice. He has been mayor of Carroll four different terms, and has held nearly
every other position of trust that the town could give him and in every place
called has never failed in doing his duty. He was one of the promoters of the
First National Bank and principal stockholder but sold out as soon as the
enterprise was on its feet. Many of the leading business blocks were built with
his money and under his care. In later years he has been largely interested in
mining through the west.
Mr. Barbee comes of one of the oldest families of Kentucky and one that has
produced many illustrious men. He is a cousin of Vice-president Stevenson, and
is as strong a Democrat as he. Mr. Barbee is a graduate of Harvard College and a
man of wide learning. He is one those men who attach men to them by their
personality. Born and bred in the south, he still preserves the congenial
manners of the Southern gentleman.
He ran for congress in 1882 against Isaac Stroble but of course belonging to
the minority party failed to be elected, although he polled a vote much above
the general ticket.
Mr. Barbee is a widower, his wife having died in ?, and he has no children.
He is a man well advanced in years and has partially retired from active
business, although he still does as much as the ordinary run of much younger
This sketch transcribed by: Sandra Carter IAGENWEB volunteer
Dr, Barker's Dentists Office
William H. Badeau
Photo and beginning missing
was more fortunate than many young men resorting to great cities in that he
was successful is arranging residence with the proprietor in his own home in
Brooklyn. He became at once actively interested in Sunday School choir and
church work at the Presbyterian Church, Brooklyn Heights, whose pastor was Rev.
Ichabod S. Spencer. D. D.. author of “A Pastor’s Sketches” and other works.
After seven years passed in the business house, and very delightful home of G.
S. Ely, Mr. Badean arranged connection with the renowned firm of E. & H. T.
Anthony & Co., No. ? Broadway, New York, manufacturers, importers, publishers
and wholesale dealers in every class of photographic requisites.
Transferring now his residence to the Seventh Ward, New York City (at that
time a pleasant quarter), and making as his Church home the Allen Street
Presbyterian, Rev. W. W. Newell. D. D., pastor, was afterward elected a member
of its Board of Trustees. Mr. Badeau was at this time a member of the
Twenty-second Regiment, New York City, which was ordered to temporary service in
Pennsylvania, at the time of the Battle of Gettysburg, and at the same time he
volunteered to put a man in the army at his own cost of several hundred dollars.
At one stage during those troublous war times, Mr. Badeau served the United
States Government credentialed, to-wit:
Bearer of Dispatches
Legation of the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
To all whom theses presents shall come, Greetings;
KNOW YE, that the bearer hereof.
William H. Badeau
In proceeding to France, bearing Dispatches from this Legation to the United
States Legation at Paris.
Those are, therefore, to request all whom it may concern to permit him to
pass freely without let or molestation and to extend to him such friendly aid
and protection as would be extended to Citizens and Subjects of Foreign
Countries resorting to the United States bearing Dispatches.
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I, CHARLES FRANCIS ADAMS,
Envoy Extraordinary, and Minister Plenipotentiary of the United States of
America, at London have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of this
Legation to be affixed this Twenty-third day of April. A. D. 1862 and of the
Independence of the United State, the 86th.
Signed Charles Francis Adams
The business of E. & H. T. Anthony & Co. became a rapidly
increasing one, and had for its field every State in the Union, the Canada's,
Mexico, West Indies, Central America, South America, Australia, Europe, and even
China. At this juncture, and as showing the then course of events, we copy from
a little historical brochure issued by E. & H. T. Anthony & Co. not long since:
“After a time these gentlemen found it impossible to look
after all the interests of the firm, and Wm. H. Badeau, after being associated
with the Brothers Anthony for several years, was admitted to the firm, and
became the representative of the house in Europe.”
Mr. Badeau made many voyages across the water both before and
after the formation of the co-partnership. By the way, one crossing was by the
monster steamship “Great Eastern,” which was one-eighth of a mile in length. It
was a smooth August trip, eighteen hundred merry-making souls being on board.
It soon became necessary that Mr. Badeau should remain
permanently abroad, and he accordingly established his residence by turns at the
capitals of the Old World – Vienna, Berlin, Paris and London making occasional
tours through Italy, Austria, Germany and France, also through all parts of the
United Kingdom: and in midsummer (for recreation) the Orkney and Shetland
While residing at the Austrian capital and during the Vienna
Exhibition, Mr. Badeau his firm co-operating set his heart upon and addressed
himself arduously to the capturing, in that international contest of the “Medal
of Progress.” There was only one prize medal of this rank, and that was to be
competed for by the wide world.
After the close of the World’s Fair he shipped part of his
exhibit from Vienna to London, and entered it at the annual exhibition of
British Photographers. As setting forth the outcome of his efforts to carry off
honors at Vienna, we quote from the “British Journal of Photography” of October
31, 1873, a part of its serial critique upon that autumn exhibition, viz:
“And that of all let us accord a hearty welcome to a firm as
well known in this country as it is in America, we mean that of Messrs. E. and
H. T. Anthony & Co., of New York – a firm which, although young so far as mere
years are concerned seeing that it has only recently entered upon its fourth
decade, is yet as old as it can possibly be finding as we do that it dates from
the introduction of photography in 18?3. This establishment is so ? in its
extent and ramifications as to occupy 40,000? square feet of floor room, and its
industries are so numerous and varied as to necessitate the services of 200?
skilled work people and 40 warehouse men. We are glad to see so eminent a firm
contributing to our annual collection of pictures, knowing what personal power
they possess in securing American representation: for much is gained in many
ways by the international advances toward each other of two great nations so
intimately connected in lineage and language, thus promoting the mutual
interchange of whatever is exceptional and valuable in the pursuit of our
art-science as practiced in both the Old and New Worlds. Let us hope that
through the friendly agency of this, the largest photographic firm in the world
and through the cordial services of Mr. William H. Badeau, the English resident
partner. American photography will hence forth be adequately represented at our
annual exhibition. It is fitting that we should here remind our readers that the
senior member of this great firm, Mr. Edward Anthony, has generously offered
$500 in prizes to be contested for in February next and as the artistic
encounter is an international one, we urge upon the photographers of the United
Kingdom to commence the preparation of such works as will enable our
trans-Atlantic brethren to see that, although the progressive proclivities of
their nation have secured for the firm to which we have referred the only and
much ? “Medal of Progress” awarded at the Vienna Exhibition, yet, that
Englishmen will retaliate by wresting from our American friends of they can the magnificent prizes
offered by Mr. Edward Anthony. We should have been please to have seen the
Medal of Progress sent to England: but as the fates or jurors otherwise decided
it only remains for us to congratulate the fortunate recipient of this coveted
During his whole stay abroad whether in visit or in residence
Mr. Badeau was the foreign contributor to the columns of "Anthony's Photographic
Bulletin" over the non-de-plume "Viator."
Fifteen years with the firm of E. & H. T. Anthony & Co., he
after a much varied and exceedingly pleased experience and having acquired a
competency retired from the firm. The portrait accompanying this sketch is
a copy of the photographic souvenir made on that occasion.
Personally Mr. Badeau is a gentleman of simple habits,
cultured, well educated, lover of science, research art. To his tastes
the whole co-partnership career was contributive bringing him into hand and hand
intimacy with Art of both worlds.
Relinquishment of the hustling activities form installation of
appreciations for the fruitions of Post Commercial Relations Pleasure travel the
diversified diversions and numerous private affairs have made his life since
retiring one of busy leisure he residing by turns in Europe, New York
City, State of Iowa and the Counties of Schoharie, Rockland and Duchess in New
York State. Mr. Badeau has many interests in the West. He is a
member of the Board of Directors and Vice-President of the First National Bank
of Glidden, Iowa.
By: Sandra Carter IAGENWEB volunteer)
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