NEBRASKA STATE GAZETTEER AND BUSINESS DIRECTORY

Vol. XVI

Business Directory for 1917

POLK-McAvoy Directory Co., Omaha, Nebraska

Central City

Chapman

Palmer

Clarks

Silver Creek

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     CENTRAL CITY. Pop, 3,000. Merick county. The county seat on the U P and C B & Q Rys 22 miles n e of Grand Island. Has Baptist, Catholic. Christian, Christian Science, Episcopal, Friends, German and Swedish Lutheran, Methodist, Free Methodist and Presbyterian churches. a new court house costing $100,000, 4 banks, 2 hotels, a commercial club, 3 grain elevators. flour, alfalfa and planing mills, a creamery, 2 libraries, an auditorium, 2 opera houses, a college, a gas plant and water works. Two weekly newspapers, the Republican and the Nonpareil are published. Land sells at $50 to $200 per acre. Ships hay, grain, flour and produce. Exp Am and Adams. Tel W U and Postal. Edw H Bishop P M.
ALMQUIST OSCAR General Contractor Wood Working
     Shop and Planing Mill Painting and Interior
     Decorating Box 491 Phones Office Black 357
     Res 306 (See p 28)
Ayres Saml D lumber
Bald Fred A lawyer
Barge Bros (Robt E and Craig E) gen store
Beatrlce Creamery Co Fred G Wilson mngr
Benson B W county surveyor
Benton Jos E phys
Berryman Belle E apiarists supplies
Bishop & McDonald (Orin T Bishop Vernon McDonald)
     hardware
BLAKE W A AUTO CO (Walter A Blake) Automobiles
     Supplies and Repair Shop (See adv)
Bowie Arthur J real est
Boyd Earl E phys
Brannan Clyde W barber
Brown Andr D phys
Bulger Ralph L mens furnishings
Burke Mercantile Co Geo Wolcott pres 0 D Burke sec
     and treas gen store
Campbell Duncan K baker
Carlson Jonas G shoes
Central Bottling Works R M Robinson pres
     E W Cox sec
Central City Commercial Club G H Gray pres
     Jas Henderson sec
Central City Gas Co H L Wiser mngr
CENTRAL CITY NATIONAL Bank (Capital $50,000
     Surplus $50,000) G H Gray Pres G P Bissell
     and Heber Hord Vice Presidents J H Carnes Cashr
     Member Federal Reserve Bank
CENTRAL CITY NONPARIEL L J Cooper Pub
Central City Public Library Margaret M Anderson
     librarian
CENTRAL CITY REPUBLICAN (Established 1894)
     Robert Rice Editor and Publisher Guaranteed
     Circulation 1,800 Up to Date Book and Job Printers
Central City Water Works Jno Anderson comnr
Clark Geo A phys
Clark Oliver W feed
Clark & McIntosh (Harry Clark Walter W McIntosh)
     proprs Hays Hotel
Coleman Jno C restaurant
Community Welfare Club Jno Martin pres Jno Hilton sec
Conservative State Bank (capital $35,000) S D Ayres pres
     S J McCracken cashr
Cooper L J Pub Central City Nonpareil
Costello Thos A agt U P R R Am Exp and W U Tel Cos
Dehm Wm A blksmitth
Desch Jno A marble wks
Desch W S & Sons (Wm S Floyd G and Harold W)
     marble wks
Dewey Asa livery
Donnelson Theatre Saml Donnelson mngr
Dorshimer J Edw lawyer
DUFFY PHILIP A Whol Cream Eggs and Poultry
Edger Mills Co W H Edger pres A M Edger sec and
     treas S E Cogswell mngr flour mill
Edger W H housemover
Empress Theatre Arch Kerr mngr
Farmers State Bank (capital $25,000) Jno Clay pres
     J W Viereg; cashr
Farrand Frank W gen store
Feuhrer Jacob housemover
Fitch Bros (Alb and Geo C) printers
Forsell Anton F blksmith
Foster S A Lumber Co B A Dorschimer mngr
Fouts Fred phys
Fuehrer Jacob laundry
Gawne Wm Y R phys
Glatfelter H Edw dentist
Gosnell Thos N conf
Gray Dewain R notions
Haas & Hord Cattle Co Chas Haas pres
     G P Bissell sec and treas
Haddox Martin D real est
Hall Percy F garage
Harrison Bros (Jno and Louis) conf
Hastings Marshall L jeweler
Hays Hotel Clark & McIntosh proprs
Heaton Frank agt Postal Tel Cable Co
Heaton Frank grocer
HEATON INVESTMENT CO I S Tyndale Pres
     P S Heaton Sec and Treas Real Estate Loans
     and Insurance (See p 64)
HEATON PATRICK S, Attorney at Law and County
     Judge Merrick County (See p 64 and Legal Blue
     Book Dept)
Henderson Jas shoes
Henderson Wm C shoemkr
Herbert Mahlon B grocer
Hoagland Geo A Jno L Johnson mngr lumber
Hoagland Newton J osteopath
Hoagland Wm & Co (Wm Hoagland Aaron H
     Buckstaff) harness
HOLTZ & GALLEY (Wm E Holtz Geo F Galley)
     General Contractors (See p 28)
Hord Alkali Products Co Heber Hord pres
     G P Bissell sec
Hord T B Alfalfa Meal Co Heber Hord pres
     0 A Mead mngr
Hord T B Grain Co Heber Hord pres G P Bissell
     sec T B King treas
Hord T B Land & Cattle Co Heber Hord pres
     G P Bissell sec and treas grain elevator
Jacobson Rupert H barber
Jenkins Jno E flour mill
Jensen Peter C blksmith
Johnson Geo F contr
Jones & Kelly (Edw J Jones Jno Kelly) automobiles
Kelley Jno dentist
Kenyon F M gen store (Sunrise)
Kerr Jno K grocer
Kerr Wm C real est
Lakeside Ranch Co Heber Hord pres
     J W Hutchison sec and treas
Lear Alb D blksmith
Lee Lawrence K vulcanizer
Levene Axel tailor
Lininger Implement Co E H Martelle mngr
Lock T J & Son (Thos J and Herbert) drugs
Logan J Elsie phys
Luff Alonzo W dentist
Lyon Wm real est
McDonald C Edw expman
McGill Mate E photogr
Machamer Jno W dept store
Martha Ellen Auditorium W C Shelton mngr
Martin Walter E furniture
Martin & Bockes (Jno C Martin Thos W Bockes)
     lawyers
Merrell Marion G second hand goods
Merrick County Cemetery Assn
     J W Vieregg sec
Merrick County Farmers Co operative Assn
     Edw Smith agt grain elevator
Mid-State Poultry Assn M G Scudder pres
     W D Farrand sec
Miller Noah N restaurant
Myers Everett real est
Nebraska Central College Eli H Parisho pres
     2 miles n w
NEBRASKA REALTY AUCTION Co (Martin A Larson
     Mark Carraher) Real Estate at Auction
Netsell & Comstock (Joe F Netsell Lucius G
     Comstock) proprs Ratcliff Hotel
Newmyer Chas F abstracts
Nordstedt Sten L clothing
Odell Edwin 0 vet surgeon
Patterson & Patterson (Jno and Edw J) lawyers
Peregrine Jacob E notions
Perry & Son (Mrs Lizzie A and Ralph G) bakers
Phelps Lillie B milliner
Platte Valley State Bank capital $50.000) M V Scott pres
     F K Sprague cashr
Porter Louis livery
Porter Sisters (Flora J Porter Mrs Margaret I Comstock)
     milliners
RATCLIFF HOTEL Netsell & Comstock Proprs
Reed Jno M gen repr
Reynolds Jno H feed
Rice Robt pub Central City Republican
Rice Wm H C lawyer
Riddlemoser Chas wall paper
Riddlemoser Mrs Mary E restaurant
Rogan Sisters (Myra C and Ollie I) ladies furnishings
Rohde Louis shoemkr
Ross, Cowgill & Hart (Alonzo B Ross Pearl H Cowgill
     Bertrand E Hart) hardware
Rose Elmer E county atty
Saal Frank C barber
Sayers Chas H meats
Schiller Edgar drugs
Schiller Geo E real est
Shelton Wm auctioneer
Shields Thos barber
Siegel Fred L dentist
Siegel Michael M meats
Staats Mnfg Co L C Staats pres G E Bockes sec
     cultivator shovels
STATTS REAL ESTATE investment Co Lewis C Staats
     Mngr Land Bought and Sold Office Platte Valley
     State Bank bldg Phone 220
Starrett Saml B real est
Sullivan Danl T tailor
Tooley Bros (Jno and Frank) restaurant
Tooley Roller drugs
Triangle Furniture Co J B Skiff pres G E Anderson sec
Troh Berthold blksmith
Tyndale Isaac S dry goods
Wardman Alt J Jeweler
Welch Henry S Jeweler
Welch Wm M agt C B & Q R R Adams Exp and W U Tel Cos
Williams A Huxford (Hiram A Williams Chas W Huxford)
     grocers
Wilson Saml garage
Wilson Verne L restaurant
Wolcott Bros (Walter W and Reuben M) grocers
Woolery Glenn W grocer
Young Mens Christian Assn C W Reeve sec
Zamzow & Rembolt (Aug Zamzow Gottlib Rembolt)
     farm impts
Ziegler Alb shoemkr
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     CHAPMAN. Pop 250. Merrick county. An incorporated village on the U P R R 10 miles a w of Central City. Has Baptist and Methodist churches, a bank, a hotel and 2 grain elevators. Exp Am: Tel W U. Ethel I Corcilius P M.
Anderson Jas W automobiles
Bebermiss Edw auto livery
Brandt J W grocer
Burcham E A restaurant
Cahow Luther S barber
Calhoun S W r r exp and tel agt
Chapman Hotel Plaites Lewis propr
CHAPMAN STATE BANK (Capital $10,000)
     M V Scott Pres D E Mugnuson Cashr
Chapman Telephone Assn D W Donovan pres
     R E Crandall sec
Chicago Lumber Co
Frimann Jess grain
Galloly Ezra I gen store
Garbers Jno hardware
Grosch Julius F blksmith
Hord T B Grain Co Clyde Wolf mngr
Lewis Plaites propr Chapman Hotel
Smith & Knight gen store
Stewart Wm A meats
Triplett J M phys
Ury Elza drugs
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     CLARKS. Pop 700. Merrick county. A village on the U P R R 12 miles n e of Central City. Has Catholic, Congregational, Episcopal and Methodist churches, 2 banks, a hotel, 3 grain elevators, an opera house, electric lights and water works. A weekly newspaper, the Enterprise, is published. Land sells at $75 to $160 per acre. Ships live stock, hay and grain. Exp Am. Tel W . Elizabeth McLean P M.
Atkinson Jno M hardware
Beardsley Geo real est
Bittinger Otis A telephone line
Boberg Alf L r r exp and tel agt
Bordy & Rosenthal (Nathan Bordy Wm Rosenthal)
     gen store
Brown W W & Co (Wallace W and Chas R Brown)
     meats
Campbell Bros (Robt J and Geo R) gen store
Christie Ralph C phys
City Water Works (Municipal)
Clarks Enterprise Jno I Long pub
Clarks Opera House Matson M Kokjer mngr
Crossley Jno harness
Davis Ellsworth barber
Davis Wallace W shoemkr
Douglas Raymond R phys
Douglas Wm gen store
Fairmont Creamery Co Mrs P W Crawford agt produce
Farmers State Bank (Capital $20,000) G R Campbell pres
     J R Chamberlin cashr
Ferguson Wm W feed Ferguson & son (Wm W and
     Wm V) garage
Fosbury Wm J furniture
Gates Wm A notions
Gion Jos 0 billiards
Growcock Fred garage
Hackman Wm T blksmith
Henderson & Hipsley (Wm J Henderson Jno L Hipsley)
     lumber
Hord T B Grain Co Alb Masters mngr
Hord & Shonsey Cattle Co Michael Shonsey mngr
     grain elevator
Johnson Harry R vet surgeon
Kahley C Le Roy drugs
Keefe Thos drugs
Kokjer Matson M farm impts
Little Lowell phys
Little Shaw dentist
Long Jno I pub Clarks Enterprise
Lyric Theatre (Wm and Vincent Douglas)
     motion pictures
McClintic Jesse barber
Merrick County Agricultural & Fair Assn
     H M Kokjer pres J I Long sec
Merrick County Farmers Co-operative Assn
     W F Sheppard mngr grain elevator
Morris Jno E auctioneer
Morse Wm R & Son (Wm R and Harold M) real est
Noble Ross auctioneer
Ouderkirk Horace E blksmith
POLLARD JOHN H Hardware Harness Farm Implements
     Heating and Plumbing
Roach Geo R restaurant
Sanders Frank M grocer
Shrader Chas E lumber
Smith G J & Son (Granville J and Melvin) contrs
Sorenson Chris J propr The Travelers Home
Stanley Willard L gen store
STATE BANK OF CLARKS (capital $50,000 Surplus and
     Undivided Profits $5,500) Walter Chamberlin Pres
     Michael Shonsey Vice Pres Marvin Chamberlin Cashr
     M P Sears Asst Cashr (See adv)
Stevens Edw livery
STUART SAM Restaurant Cigars Confectionery
     and Soft Drinks
TRAVELERS HOME THE Chris J Sorenson Propr
     Special Attention Given to commercial men
Wolfe Jas gen store
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     PALMER. Pop 400. Merrick county. An incorporated village on the C B & Q R R 16 miles n w of Central City. Has Christian Episcopal, German Lutheran and Methodist churches, 2 banks, 2 hotels, 2 grain elevators, an opera house, an electric light plant and water works. A weekly newspaper, the Journal, is published. Land sells at $25 to $75 per acre. Ships hay, produce, cattle and hogs. Exp Adams. Tel W U. A J Perris, P M. .
Arrasmith Wm phys
Barth Alf pool
Charron Geo M restaurant.
Clark Elton M blksmith
Cole & McGonagle Jos H McGonagle mngr
     gen store
Commercial Hotel Wm R Heck propr
Crowfoot Thos barber
Dinsdale Bros (Geo and Thos F) grain elevator
Farmers Elevator Co Jno Kasperio agt
Foster S A Lumber Co Edw T Conklin mngr
Gage Perry A pub Palmer Journal
Gammon Louis J livery
Gee Geo gen store
Gorby Wallace B automobiles
Grammer Chas H automobiles
Haggart Hotel Mrs Mary A Haggart propr
Haggart Jno A barber
Hastings Marshall jeweler
Heck Wm R propr Commercial Hotel
Jandebeur Frank P blksmith
Kellogg Alb S r r exp and tel agt
Kruse Mercantile Co (Jno W H Martha and Wm A
     Kruse) gen store
Leffelbein & Beyer (Karl Leffelbein Jno Beyer) feed
Linder J Fred harness
Linderman Bros (Ora and Chas R) hay
Loup Valley Bank (capital $25.000) M V Lambert pres
     C W Tidd cashr
McKay Jos M gen store
McKenney & Copeland (Wm L McKenney Wm J
     Copeland) farm impts
McKenny Mrs Nellie baker
Miller Mros (Ferd and Jno) farm Impts
Minnich Chas S phys
Minnich Thos C drugs
Nicholas Bros (Alf and Jno J) real est
Nicholas Co L E Nicholas mngr hardware
Palmer Electric Light & Power Co Dallas Wills supt
Palmer Journal Perry A Gage pub
Palmer Opera House Karl Leffelbein mngr
Palmer State Bank (capital $25,000) Jno Clay pres
     H J Templin cashr
Palmer Telephone Co Alf Brown pres H A Wells
     sec and treas
Rasher Wm A garage
Roberts Wm barber
Robinson Chas meats
Stockham Chas A pool
Taylor Lee baker
Tuttle Edw D blksmith
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     SILVER CREEK. Pop 800. Merrick county. A village on the U P R R 24 miles n e of Central City. Has Catholic, Congregational, Episcopal and Methodist churches, 2 banks, 2 hotels, an opera house, a flour mill, 2 grain elevators, an electric light plant and waterworks. A weekly newspaper. the Sand, is published. Exp Am. Tel W U. Wm S Gray, P M.
Bivens Grace M propr Lincoln Highway Hotel
Bordy & Rosenthal (Simon Bordy Wm Rosenthal)
     gen store
Buchanan Floyd ins agt
Buchholz Walter shoemkr
Buchholz Wm W meats
Chicago Lumber Co E B Woods mngr
Clutter Virgil M billiards
Coolidge Lee C notions
Crystal Theatre (Allen M Davies Arthur K Roth)
     motion pictures
Cutsor Alb saloon
Davis Dyo F pub Silver Creek Sand
Farmers Elevator Co Edson L Ives mngr
Farmers State Bank (capital $20,000) G W Cremeen
     Pres C A Frasier cashr
Finecy S & J (Susan and Joshua) grocers
     (Beulah)
Garrison Berton L restaurant
Getchell & Bivens (Frank Getchell
     Thos Bivens) livery
Gillespie Edw J phys
Graham Merritt S garage
Gray Wm S undertaker
Hobart Paul V r r exp and tel agt
Home Drug Co (Carl O Arnold W and Laura E
     Perrenoud
Hord T B Grain Co J C Reed mngr
Hutchison Thos B barber
Irving Jas blksmith
KARGES & MASON John Karges Frank Mason) Proprs
Lincoln Highway Garage (See p 12)
Kent & Burke Co E J McCauley and Clinton T Moore
     mngrs cattle feeders
Lacey Benj F auctioneer
Layton & Son (Frank E and Cecil J) farm impts
Leap Mrs Jennie V milliner
LINCOLN HIGHWAY GARAGE Karges & Mason
     Proprs (See p 12)
LINCOLN HIGHWAY HOTEL G M Bivens Propr
Merrill Geo W pumps
Metzer Chas R flour mill
Monson A 0 Co C A Olson pres M A Mills Jr sec
     R C Evans mngr clothing
Parris Ralph B dentist
Robinson Wm C phys
Roth Alvin F meats
ROTH & KULA (Monroe A Roth Jno Kula)
     General Store
Schemek Henry H barber
Schramek Chas H produce
Shank Bros (Hiram and Frank) real est
Shank Frank saloon
Silver Creek Cemetery Assn
     Floyd Buchanan sec
Silver Creek Hotel Mary Whaley propr
Silver Creek Light & Water Works
     W G Brown supt
Silver Creek Live Stock Shipping Assn
     S W Barker mngr live stock dlrs
Silver Creek Opera House Floyd Buchanan mngr
Silver Creek Sand Dyo F Davis pub
SILVER CREEK STATE BANK (Capital $30,000
     Surplus $18,500) N L Squier Pres D J Towele
     Vice Pres P H Bell Cashr J W Jackman and
     A M Davies Asst Cashrs
Sprague Chas L blksmith
Torrance Saml M drugs
Towslee Darius J harness
Wallace Harris L gen store
Ward Bros (Earl J and Myron V) grocers
Whaley Mary propr Silver Creek Hotel
Wilson Hiram N vet surgeon
Zeimba Carl blksmith
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