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Shelby Times - July 19, 1887
On last Tuesday afternoon in company with James Anderson we visited West Liberty. We found a neat little hamlet situated upon a hill and surrounded by shade trees of every description. Here is the home of Andrew Ficks, well and favorably known to many of our citizens and who is one among the many prosperous farmers in Crawford County. We also visited John Werner, Esq., who is tax collector of the Township. After Mr. Anderson paid his respects to this gentleman, we next met Andrew Dickson, who we found along the road picking berries. By the way, Mr. D., is one of these "big hearted men" that makes you feel when in his presence - - at home. Next was A. R. Omweg, who resides on Mr. A. farm. This gentleman we found with his cradle upon his back, breaking for the wheat field. Mr. O. is a "hale fellow well met," and one that always gives us pleasure to take by the hand. Next was Wash Garnhart, the man that can laugh loud and long, and the "biggest" hearted man we ever met. He was in the field with a binder, laying the golden grain low, while his son Ralph lay in a fence corner fast asleep beside a jug of water. We were sorry indeed, that we could not have stopped long enough to have eaten supper with Mr. G., for we know it would have been a good one, as Mrs. G. just knows how to get up a meal. The next and last gentleman we met along the road was Jacob Garnhart, who was leaning against the fence, resting from his day's labor. Mr. G. is the "early bird" in doing up his farm work. Already his hay is cut and mowed away, and his grain cut ready to haul into the barn, and soon he expects to "rest from his labors" -- at least for a short time. All along the road from Mr. Garnhart's to Shelby, we saw waving fields of wheat ready for the sickle, corn in tassle, and the finest hedge fence we ever saw, owned by that prince of a good fellow, Jacob Brubaker.

In order to introduce my Crayon Portrait work to the citizens of Shelby and vicinity, I will make three life size bust portraits free-handed sketched solid crayon work for $15 each without frame - regular price $50. The first three giving me their orders will receive the benefit of this great cut in prices, Remember a good likeness and satisfaction guaranteeded or I ask no pay. Sample of my work can be seen at Brooks and Studebaker's book store... Frank L. Hollenbaugh

J. D. Shatzer, after spending a short time with his family in our city, returned to Tennessee this week.
H. J. Byrer, our enterprising furniture dealer has purchased a new hearse. It is considered the finest in the state.
When Blackfork Street is graded and walks are put down, it will be one of the pleasantest streets in Shelby.
Mrs. Zeigler of Bucyrus, is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. David Post in our city.

" A thing of beauty is a joy forever" wrote the poet. We think he was looking at our new shawls when he wrote it because they are things of beauty and will be a joy to their possessors. A joy that they are so beautiful and that it takes so little " filthy lucre" to get one home.
A small line of ladies' Muslin Chimese. Drawers, Skirts and Night Dresses can be had at bargains as we are going to quit keeping them for the reason that our salesmen are too modest to show them, and it's very trying for our young men. They have to blush, you know.
Embroidered Robes in woolen goods beautiful enough for Queens and Princesses. Not too good however for the fair maidens of our own town and vicinity, but we really think they will even add to their charms. They will cost you ( the robes we mean) from $9.00 to $12.00 only.
We have enumerated but few of the attractions of our New Stock. We are too modest to say more. Yet we feel that if you come and see us you will exclaim as did the Quenn of Shebe on her visit to King Solomon "the half was not told me!"

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