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|Nebraska STATE GAZETTEER
Business Directory and farmer list for 1890 - 1891
Omaha: J.M. Wolfe & Co., Publishers, 509 - 510 Paxton Block 1890
Entered according to Act of Congress in the year of 1890, by J.M. Wolfe
& Co., in the Office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington, D.C.
Transcribed by Leona L.
Gustafson, September 1999
is the largest town in Furnas county and is located in
the northern part of the county on the main line of the
B. & M. R. R. from Ohmaha to Denver. It is 16
miles north of Beaver City, the county seat. The
location is a favorable one, on the north side of the
Republican river, on the second bottom lands about midway
between Elk and Muddy creeks, which flow into the
Republican a short distance apart. On the town site
the land is nearly level, but slopes sufficient-
|Allen E N, hardware.
American House, P W Swartz, prop.
Arapahoe House, Lewis Clute, prop.
Arapahoe Pioneer, W E Smith editor and pub.
Ballard C E, physician.
Bank of Arapahoe, capital $50,000
paid up, Thos B McPherson pres,
F C Condon vice-pres, P L Hole,
Baxter J N, blacksmith.
Beach J D, dry goods.
Bellamy R H, drugs.
Benjamin & Sailor, livery.
Boehner & Co, genl mdse.
Brown W H, genl mdse.
Butler A C, physician.
Child E S & Co, land attys, real estate
Childs P R, second-hand goods.
Clark D P Mrs, Millinery.
Clute Lewis, prop Arapahoe House, $2 per day.
Coates W H, justice of the peace.
Crowell H W, harnessmaker.
D'Allemand & Ball, pumps.
Davis J L, jeweler.
Dean C E, durgs.
Disbrow E, livery.
Dudgeon J A, attorney at law.
Early S J, boots and shoes.
Einstein Joseph, gents furnishings.
Ensign William, grocer.
Finch R J, genl mdse.
First National Bank, capital
$50,000 paid up, J W Tomblin pres,
W S Morlan vice pres, W J Gregory
cashier, E E Emmett asst cashier.
Garey & Dempsey, real estate.
Garey & Hill, bakers.
Gregory W J, cashier First National Bank
Hanning L C, lumber, coal, etc.
|Harmon J, Photographer.
Harper Ross, atty and notary.
Harris H G, photographer
Hovey P E notions and postmaster.
Huddleston Lumber Co, M F Idle
mgr, lumber, coal lime, etc.
Judd James, grocer.
Knowlton G C, jeweler.
Koelmer August, barber.
Lodge A E, barber.
McGee Bros, meat market.
McPherson Thos B, genl mdse.
Mitchell M, billiards.
Mooney G A, saloon.
Mooney J H, atty.
Morlan W S, atty.
Munsen M, livery.
Murphy E B, justice of the peace.
Murray J B, furniture, hardware
and agl implts.
Public Mirror, Chas E Reed editor.
Reed Chas E, editor Public Mirror.
Reed W H, genl mdse.
Rexford J W, livery.
Reynolds Bros, durgs.
Rowley H M, billiard hall.
Smith W E, editor and pub Arapahoe Pioneer.
Stevens E B, atty.
Swartz P W, prop American House.
Tomblin H F, stationery, etc.
Tomblin J W, pres First National Bank.
Wagner J J, hardware.
Warner George F, blacksmith.
Wickenkamp F W, boots and shoes.
Williams F E, harnessmaker.
Woodward C W, meat market.
Wright A Y, atty.
Wright E B, atty.
Zoucks W H, photographers.
|Beaver City is a growing town of
1,200 inhabitants near the center of Furnas county of
which it is the
county seat. The location is on the Orleans & St.
Francis branch of the B. & M. R. R., 16 miles south-
east of Arapahoe, with which it is connected by stage. The land in the surrounding country is fine, being suit-
able for the production of all kinds of grain. The com-
pletion of the railway to the place has proved a great stimulus to its operations. Some handsome structures have been built.
|Among these are the court house, which cost $12,000,and a school building that cost $10,000. The Commercial Banking Co. has a capital of $21,000 and the First National and the Furnas County Bank have each a capital of $50,000. The Emrick House is the principal hotel of the city. The Beaver City Times and the Beaver Valley Tribune are published weekly. The churches are the Methodist and Presbyterian. Societies: G. A. R., K. of P., I. O. O. F., A. F. & A. M., A. O. U. W., S. of V. and K. of G. E.|
|Ager W T, postmaster.
Alexander J P, livery.
Allen A D, agl implt.
Armstrong T R, drugs, genl mdse.
Ayers N M, genl mdse.
Banning & Ellis, furniture.
Bartels H, boots and shoes.
Beaver City Times, W S Dart editor.
Beaver Valley Tribune. F N Merwin
editor and prop.
Blackman Bros, genl mdse.
Brent M E Mrs, restaurant.
Butler T R, physician.
Commercial Banking Co, capital
$21,000, W E Crutcher pres. E D
Jones vice-pres, G H Jones cashier.
Dart W S, editor Beaver City Times.
Dunham J A, genl mdse.
Eaves James, notions.
Emrick House, W D Sanders prop.
Evans W M, harnessmaker.
Fassett G W, carriage maker.
Ferguson W M, barber.
Fifield M I, milliner.
First National Bank, capital $50,000,
T M Davies pres, A C Ellenberger
Folland C H, genl mdse.
Furnas County Bank (The), capital
$50,000, L J Dunn pres, C M
|Green A J, jeweler.
Green C C, physician.
Hadley M R, agl implts.
Haymaker Edward, livery.
Helmer & McClelland, genl mdse.
Hopping & Gordon, drugs.
Horton B W, harnessmaker.
Horton E C, wagon builder.
Ingalls W M, lumber, coal.
Jeffers F M, boots and shoes.
Kelley J W, meat market.
Kelsey W A, confectioner.
Kinsman W J, hardware and furniture.
Lashley E C & Co. flour and feed.
Lewis E c, dry goods.
Loar D W, drugs
McCaslan E E, sewing machines
Manspeaker J J, saloon.
Merwin F N, editor and pub Beaver
Norris G W, atty, notary.
Penrod Peter, grocer.
Roberts C B atty, notary.
Robison Alex, gen mdse.
Sanders W A, jeweler.
Sanders W D,prop Emrick House
Smith C E V, real estate, notary.
Thorpe F C, hardware.
Wells Wm G, blacksmith.
Whitney W B, real estate, abstracter.
Zeiser Frank, baker.
|Cambridge is situated in the
northwestern part of Furnas county on the Medicine creek,
near the point where it empties into the Republican
river, and on the main line of the B. & M. R. R., 25
miles east from McCook. It has about 800
inhabitants, with two reli-
able banks, the State Bank and the Citizens State
|Bank, flour mill, grain elevator, lumber
yard, etc. The Cambridge House, W. F. Beery, prop.,
and the Commercial are the two hotels of the city.
The only newspaper is the Kaleidoscope,
published by J. C. Harlan.
|Babcock Bros, hardward.
Baughman D B, genl mdse.
Baughman W H, notions
Bee E R, postmaster.
Beery W F, proprietor Cambridge House.
Bennett Jarad, grocer, restaurant.
Bennett & Storey, blacksmiths.
Brown Smith, blacksmith.
Burgess C H, drugs.
Butts E L, baker and restaurant.
Cambridge House, W F Beery prop.
Cambridge Milling Co, grain, flour.
Carpenter J S, billiard hall.
Case J F Mrs. milliner.
Challstrom & Thomas, harness makers.
Citizens State Bank, G W Turner
pres, W O John vice-pres, H W
Clay C H, meat market
Clay Mrs. milliner.
Cline A, livery.
Commercial Hotel, T B Weeden prop.
Doner M Mrs. milliner.
|Faling W H, loan agt.
Fodrea Nathan, hardware.
Hanning & Stevens, genl mdse.
Harlan J C, pub the Kaleidoscope.
Hicks J, justice of the peace.
Huddleston Lumber Co., A V Perry
mgr. lumber and coal.
John James, drugs.
John W O, genl mdse.
Kaleidoscope (The), J C Harlan pub.
Knight George, furniture.
Miller E W, furniture, etc.
Overstake H W, jeweler.
Rankin Bros, meat market.
Selby Frank H, atty.
Shaw Bros, genl. mdse.
State Bank, capital $50,000, E E
Brown pres, C M Brown cashier.
Tallmadge & Boyd, genl mdse.
Vandelinder & Simpson, genl mdse.
Weeden T B, prop Commercial Hotel.
Welty D T atty.
Winter & Latham, livery.
|Edison is in the northeastern part
of Furnas county,
on Republican Valley branch of the B. & M. R. R.,
well situated in the fertile Republican Valley, and has
a population of 125.
Anguish & Draper, flour mill.
Ayer H S, sta agt.
Bailey E, genl mdse.
|Draper C R, postmaster.
Hibbs W D, drugs.
Myers Flo Miss, milliner.
Rohr R H, hardware, agl implts.
Storey T, genl mdse.
Wiley Isaac, blacksmith.
Zike Z P, justice.
|Hendley, a station on the Beaver
of the B. & M. R. R., in the central part of Furnas County, eight miles from Beaver City, the county
|Brewer C W, blacksmith. Cotrell F,
Hill W G, sta agt.
Leach & Ayers, hardware, agl implts.
Leach W D,postmaster, justice.
|Holbrook, a station on the main
line of the
B. & M. R. R., in Furnas county, five miles north-
west from Beaver City, the county seat.
|Note: There are no businesses listed.|
|Oxford, is situated on a beautiful
plateau in the north-
eastern part of Furnas county, at the juntion of the two main lines of the B. & M. R. R. from Omaha and from Kansas City to Denver, 78 miles from Hastings, and 18 miles northeast from Beaver City, the county seat. The town is in the center of a fine agricultural district and
|near the Republican river. Among the prominent features of the place are two good elevators, a flour mill, three hotels and two banks, the Farmers State Bank, capital $25,000, and the Oxford State Bank, capital $23,000. The religious societies are the Methodist, Presbyterian and Baptist. The population is 600.|
|Adams J E, restaurant.
Arnsberger Austin, grain elevator.
Barnard W D, blacksmith
Birt Henry, livery.
B & M Hotel, J W Trammel prop.
Brigner Geo, prop Oxford House.
Budolph Gottlib, harnessmaker.
Drew M A, livery, groceries.
Etter G L, prob Etter Hotel.
Etter Hotel, G L Etter prop.
Farmers State Bank, capital $25,000,
E L Rowlis pres.
Frehse W M, shoemaker.
Giles E W, meat market, genl mdse.
Hamilton C P, grocer.
Hamilton W T, dry goods.
Henry A F, genl mdse.
Hooper J N, drugs.
Hughes J L, drugs.
Hughes W S, notary.
|Jensen Samuel, blacksmith.
Kelly J E, billiard hall.
Kirkpatrick S B, real estate.
Koller E S, station agent.
Lee E E, livery.
Lee J M, postmaster.
Lewis D, tailor.
McIntyre D D, furniture.
McMurran E E, grocer.
Martin C H, atty.
Maston W J, restaurant.
Morris John, photographer.
Nielsen Bros, hardware.
Oxford House, George Brigner prop.
Oxford State Bank, capital $23,000,
S L Burson pres.
Pease E J, lumber and coal.
Pettigrew N A & Son, hardware
Preston Drug Co, drugs, genl mdse.
Richardt & Nesser, genl mdse.
Trammell J W, prop B & M Hotel.
Waugh & Son, lumber and Coal.
|Precept, a postoffice in the
southeastern part of
Furnas County, nine miles from Beaver City, the
|Carnes J B, justice.
Quillen & Williams, genl mdse, hardware, drugs.
Williams H, postmaster.
|Sett, A country postoffice in the southwestern part of Furnas County, 22 miles from Beaver City, the county seat.||Note: There are no businesses listed.|
|Sherman, a postoffice in the extreme southwestern part of Furnas county, 24 miles from Beaver City, the county seat.||Baxter J E, hardware, postmaster.
Best W A, blacksmith.
Burnight L H, justice.
Rice J W, harnessmaker.
|Spring Green, a postoffice in the
southern part of Furnas county, about 14 miles south of
the county seat. It is on Apple creek and about one
mile from the Kansas line.
|Arnold Wm M, genl mdse.
Case Wm R, justice.
Wirts D, justice.
Wyatt Jane, postmaster.
a station on the B. & M. R. Rl., in the southwestern
part of Furnas county, 18 miles from Arapahoe, the county
Draper Charles, sta agt.
Gardner Saml, blacksmith.
Gibson & Co, drugs.
Gibson & DeMore, agl implts, hardware.
Haworth & Co, drugs.
|Hunt A W, genl mdse.
Hunt Wm, blacksmith.
McGaw J B, postmaster.
McIntosh D, justice.
Pierce C H, flour mill.
Shanafelt G W, genl mdse.
Shoemaker Dr, phys.
Timons Wm, harnessmaker.
Weamer & Parker, agl implts, hardware.
Whiteman J K, phys.
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