The Greenville Banner. (Greenville, Tex.), Ed. 1, Saturday, June 1, 1895 Page: 6 of 16
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THE GREENVILLE BANNER SOUVENIR EDITION.
BON. W. o. PEKKINS.
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It. C DIAL KDITOR AND PROPRIETOR GREENVILLE BANNER
Dry Goods Clothlnft ShHi Hu Notions
Ktc. The Pioneer House or the City.
Time w hick tries all things is one
of tho best indicators of the successful
merchant and many years In the
trade at tho same stand should test
ones ability to serve w ell his custom-
ers. R. K. Lane has been a resident of
Greenville since 1673. Having emi-
grated to this place from eastern
Tennessee. He has been engaged in
tho merchandise business for 15 years
and is tho oldest merchant in his line
doing business in Greenville. He has
a choice stock of dry goods clothing
shoes hats notions ets. Superior
president of the Knights
village. Mr. Lane is
building association and a member
of tho lodge of woodmen.
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R. K. LANE.
grades of goods w hich ho handles for
a good class of trade. Mr. Lane hah a
very large patronage among tho fann-
ers of tho county and ho carries a lino
of goods well suited to their needs.
His fctore on tho -west side of the
square is L shape fronting both on
Stonewall and Washington streets.
Tho room is largo and with the
shelving extending to the cejliug
holds a mammoth stock of goods
Mr. Lano owns the property where
his btoro is and three other business
houses facing tho square. This is
some oi tho most valuable business
property in the city. Ho will erect
another largo brick business house
oil Washington street. Resides this
line business property ho has llvo
residences in the city and a beautiful
homo situated on North Stonewall
He is one of tho substantial business
men of the town and identified his in
terests hero since Greenville
TheLarcist Establlshmtut .if lb Kind In
Ono of tho most important manu-
facturing enterprises in tho city is tho"
GreenviIIo Beo Hive Manufacturing:
Co. owned and operated by W. T.
Boyd and R. T. Creasy. Theso gen-
tlemen are the largest manufacturers
and dealers in apiary supplies in the
southwest. Their trade extends over
tho entiro state of Texas Arkansas
Louisiana Is ew Or-
leans Old Mexico
Oklahoma and tho
This business has
been established for
a number of years
but these gentle-
men only took
charge of it last
They are 'ener-
getic young bus-
iness men and like
nothing in every
goes to make their
factory tho leading
ture all kinds of
hives and supplies
for apiaries and
their large cata-
logue which will
be sent to anyone
shows that their
stock is second to
ty is tho Laijgs-
troph Graham and
tailed hives. They also manufacture
pattern work for foundries. machinists
saw mills etc Anything in this line
will bo furnished on short notice.
This fatory is situated in tho
norm part oi the city. It oc-J
cupies 6000 feet of floor space and
is equipped with modern machinery.'
for executing eery kind of work
relative to tho business. During the
busy season they icmploy.. six extra
men besides the proprietors w ho are
both practical mechanics.
If you are interested in bees write
for a catalogue you will find their
goods tho best and prices tho lowest.
Major of the CI tj or Greenville V Repre-
ihe man who fills tho office of
chief executivo of a wide awako young
western city must bo a man of fresh
and progressive' ideas a man of public
spirit with tho welfare of his city
at heart and tho duty to his people in
Hon. W. G. Perkins mayor of the
citj oi ureenvillo is a representative
man of tills class. Mr. Perkins lias
been identilied with Greenville and
Jiunt county for 1G years. Hecamo
to Texas from Missouri in 18G3. He is
a native Missoufian and was born in
1-oik county that statoin 1837. He
grew up on a farm in Green countv
Missouri. His father died when bo
was quite young and his eariv life
was irougut with hardships such as
were common to the pioneer of that
state. How over he lost tin nnorf n n i t v
to secure an education going to
school in tho winter and working on
tho farm in tho summer and he soon
began to teach school. He would
teach school and go to school alter-
nately and thus he finished his educa-
tion. He joined the Confederate army and
served under General Sterling Price
cast of tho Mississippi and remained
in the service until the surrender at
Yicksburg as a member of the third
Missouri hattallians. After retiring
of the Mississippi river ho served
under General Marmaduke until tho
final clo5o of tho war. Ho taught
school when ho first came to Te.as
hut soon founded The Giieewillk
Banneu which his abilities made one
of the leading newspapers of north
Texas. When ho retired from tho
newspaper business ho became a
memberof the popular drug house of
J. . feoclcw ell & Co. In 1880 ho w as
elected mayor of tho city. Ho was re-
elected in 18S8 ami was again olected
last year. Mr. Perkins has been at
Dr. Nichols located at GreenviIIo
in the summer of 1893 and opened an
olllco for tho practice of his profession.
Last December ho was united in
marriage w ith Miss Anna D. Frye of
Brownvillo Texas. They have a
beautiful home on south hill.
Dr. Nichols is the surgeon for tho
Texas Midland Railroad Co. Also
the county physician of Hunt county.
Ho is largely interested in valuable
lands near tho city and is ono of tho
substantial citizens of Greenville.
Photographers View and Landscape
Gunn & LeFan deserve credit for
executing some of tho cry excollant
photographs which appear in this
paper. Theso gentlemen are artists
of a high order and their skill is
shown in tho high quality of their
work. They are now operating in a
tent on the south sido of the square
but will removo to larger and moro
commodious quarters in a short time.
They have had a wide experience
in some of tho largest cities in tho
country and will not take a back
seat for any one on the finest and
largest classes of work.
drain Fetilnnd Live Stock and Harvesting
Tho firm of McAdams & Mitchell
composed of Y. 0. McAdams and J.
P. Mitchell are among the most ex-
teusivo dealers in tho city and they
transact a largo business. Thoy are
wholesale and retail dealers in all
kinds of grain and feed corn oats hay
seed etc. and they buy and ship in
largo quantities. They also handle
grain sacks hay ties binding tv.ino
and harvesters supplies.
These gentlemen have tho agency
for tho celebrated Buckeye harvest-
tho hoad of tho city government dnr-j ing machino which has an established
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RESIDENCE OF F. W. M'A'IT.
Texas is first in tho number of.
was a I horses and mules raised.
ing the most prosperous anil progress
ivo period that tho city lias enjoyed.
Under his first administration the
water works and electric lights wore
enlarged and considerable public im-
provements carried out.
Ho is a man of ideas and faithful
to every trust tho people hao im-
posed in him as is attested by his
being thrico honored with the posi
tion which ho now holds. Mr. Per
kins is tho local representative for
FowJer& Son. packing house and is
conducting a largo business.
J. It. NICHOLS M. O.
a period of nineteen years. The
Wyso hardware houso is on South
Stonewall street. It fronts on two
streets extending thoentirojlength of
the block 210 feet. Tho property be-
longs to Mr. Wyse. He erected a
frame building on this spot in 1879.
Built a brick half Its present size In
This mammoth store Is crowded
with a large and well assorted stock
of shelf and heavy hard ward stoves
tinware wagons buggies and farm-
ing implements. He has a large line
of seasonable goods such as gasoline
stoves refrigerators screen uoors
wire netting lco
cream freezers bi-
cycles etc. Agency
for Buck stoves
and Majestic Ran-
gors tho Moline
wagons Jno. Deere
plows and tho best
brands of buggies
and spring goods.
ment in connection.
A specialty made
of coal for all pur
poses and the best
trades of black
smith coal. Largo
stock of hoavy
smith and wagon
Mr. Wyse's ex-
perience in Green-
viIIo is only anoth
er instance of what
and business abil-
ity will do in build-
ing up a substan-
tial business. His
with tho purchas-
ing public and ac-
J. V. REAGAN.
Agent for the Paclflo and American Ex-
J. P. Reagan tho clover agent of tho
Pacific and American Express com-
panies is one of the substantial citi-
zens identified with Greenville and
has resided here something over ten
He was born in Hartford Conn.
his father removed to St. Louis Mo.
when ho was but three years of age
and he resided in that stato until ho
came to Greenville.
Mr. Reagan has been In the express
business since 1875 all of the timo
with tho Pacific Company. Ho is
now tho joint agent of two companies.
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J ROY WILLI VM.N D1SCRIPITVE W1UTER
A l'bjslclnn TVbo Enjojs a Splendid Prac-
tice In the County.
Dr. .1. R. Nicliols is one of the
j ounger men in his profession in this
city and is building up a good prac
tice which he is well qualified to at-
tend. Dr. Nichols is a native Texan born
in Bastrop in 1870. Ho attended tho
public schools at that place and at
Giddlngs. He took his first collegiato
course in the State Agricultural ami
medical CoIIego where ho graduated
in 18S9 with the degree of B. S. A.
Whilo at this eollego ho was second
lieutenant of tho t college cadets.
During the fall of 18S9 ho returned to
Smithsvillo Bastrop county and
took charge of a large cotton planta-
tion. In February 1890 ho entered
tho commercial department of tho
University of Kentucky at Lexington
graduating that spring. Ho again
took the management of tho planta-
tion where ho remained until Januarv
1891 when ho entered the medical de
partment of tho University of Vir
ginia. Ho remained in Virginia dur-
ing tho summer and tho ne.vt year
took the entire medical courso
graduating in a number of depart-
ments witli distinction. In tho fall
of laiJ he entered tho Tulaue Unh er-
sity at New Orleans and graduated
in tho following April. After gradu-
ating ho remained and took a two
months course in the Polyclenic lusti-
rcputation as the "old reliable."
The lino includes binders' mowers
rakes etc. Tho latest improved and
the best that are now being offered j
the public. Those contemplating
buying this season should not fall to
call and examine theso goods.
This linn now occupies a double
front building on Stonowall streot
but they will soon begin tho erection
of a handsome pressed brick front
business block on tho east side of tho
Their live stock Interests comprises
of cattle and mules in which they
deal on a large scale. Thoy will pay
tho highest prices for fat cattle and
always havo on hand a number of
first-class mules. Mr. McAdams has
been in Hunt county for some time.
Ho is largely interested in farming
and stock raising and is a member
of tho board of directors in tho Green-
ville National hank.
Mr. Mitchell has resided in Hunt
county for a number of years. Ho is
a nativo Texan and owns a beautiful
farm near the city.
of tho business gives him qulto an ad-
vantage over less experienced dealers
and his customers havo learned to
rely upon the honesty of his goods.
Mr. Wyse has a palatial homo on
South Wosley street a photograph of
which appears olsowhoro in this
Winfleld Scott of Ballanger fed
4500 head of grown steers this win-
ter and nearly all wore fod in Texas.
How is that for one man?
J. P. REGAN.
Ho has a beautiful resldenco on
St. John street a photograph of
which appears in this paper. Ho
al8oowns a flno farm adjoining thu
city limits. Ho takes a groat inter
est in tho civic ordors of which he is
a member and he has climbed to tho
notch in Masonry being aShriner and
a 32nd degree Mason. Ho is also a
member of the I. O. O. F.
Mrs. Reagan is an estimable lady
and quite an expert business woman.
She is the manager of tho Western
Union telegraplTofllco at this place.
The large feed pens and stock ship-
ping industry is ono of Greenville's
Hunt county is composed of n cos-
mopolitan class of people hut their
hearts aro in tho right spot and thoy
aro as a unit for tho advancement of
Inflated statements and untruthful
claims are not a necessity in Hunt
county. Too much in praise of tho
country cannot ho said for tho truth Is
all that need bo told. With all its ad-
vertising Greenville and Hunt county
has never been fully set forth to tho
The Banneh force havo put in
many hours of hard work in getting
out this issue and all feel a just pride
In the results of their effort.
When farmers fro.n u rich stute like
Illinois are moving to the south to bet-
ter their condition it is not strange
that the drought and blizzard stricken
farmers of the northwest aro sacrific
ing their Interests to do tho same. A
short time ago 280 well-to do farmers
left Illinois in a body on a prospecting
IRA O. TOYSX.
Shelr and Ueary Hard irr-.r Wagons. line-
Cles and Implements.
Ira O. AVyso camo to Greenville
from Mississippi in 1877. He was a
tinner and opened a shop at this place.
His establishment gradually grow
and ho kept adding to his stock from
timo to timo until now ho has ono of
tho most complete hardware and im-
plement rtores in North Texas.
Mr. Wyso is tho pioneer man of
Greenville and is tho only man in
business in tills city who hasbecn.
continuously in ths-trado since 1877 a
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