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The Aberdeen weekly. [volume] (Aberdeen, Miss.) 1878-1933, November 25, 1904, Special Industrial Edition, Image 2

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Manufacturing Industries
Mercantile Houses.
a trip to St Louis and Louisville
each season for this purpose.
Mrs. Looney opened her estab
lishment in February, 1901, and
has enjoyed a constant increase in
patronage. She has a very large
trade in the city and covering the
territory within a radius of twenty
miles of Aberdeen. It also extends
into parts of Alabama.
Insurance and Real Estate
ContiotHwl from 1.
An Extensive Business is Done in the City in
Life, Fire and Accident Insurance.
Aberdeen Takes Great, Pride in her Large and
Beautiful Stores. ,
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S. II. litKlj.
Saw Mill, Planing Mill and Brick Man
ufacturer. Tin first manufacturing industry in
AUrdn s-im i- the war was estab
lished by Mr. S. II. Ilcrg, who now
operate a large saw mill, planing
mill and an extensive brick factory.
Mr. lrK may le termed, without ex
aKKration, the "Ituihler of Aber
deen," as he constructed mont of the
hones ami business blocks of the city,
and has been active in every new en
terprise that has been established in
the town. He legan as a contractor
and btiildi-r March :,, 1K70, when he
constructed a brick plant, and six
yiars later In put up a saw mill and
planing mill, giving his attention.
from that time on to Itoth brick and
frame construction work. Since o
rating in .V!-rde-n Mr. licrg has been
int rumi-ntal in the establishment of
new industries and through his en
leiptising methods and willing spirit
has greatly aided in the upbuilding of
tin- town.
Saw and Planing Mill.
The Ibrg aw and planing mill i.
the only establishment of its kinil in
A Iterdi-en. It in located just north ot
the i t v on the bank of the Tombig
river. The .saw mill cuts J.",ttoi.
or L'oooo feet of lumlier per day, and
the planing mill has a capacity of
dressing r.n.uou feet. Iloth mills are
tiiiipie.I with the I jest improved ma
binery, and the log., are furnished
principally from the timber lauds of
Mississippi. A force of twenty men
Is employed in the mills, but in the
lotting season from four hundred to
five hundred men are employed in the
lotting camps in furnishing the
years material. The plant consists
r sixteen buildings and lumlier yards,
coteting ten acres or ground. The
buddings are the saw mill, planing
mill, wood working establishment,
dry kiln, li.ib-r house, lumber sheds
and other buildings.
Brick Plant.
On the land adjoining the haw mill
Mr. Ibrg operates his large brick
plant, manufacturing a good grade of
building brick. This factory has a
capacity of ooo brick per day. and
is equipped with the latest improved
l.i b k machinery, among which is a
large semi-dry machine. power is
furnished by a fifty horse power en
gine and sixty horse power boiler.
The pilot racket has a capacity of
drying ."no.ooo brick. Connected with
the brick plant, Mr. Ibrg has a tract
of twenty seven acres from which the
clay is supplied.
General Repairers. Horse Shoers and
Well Borers.
The largest bl.icksmit hitig. general
repair and well boring establishment
in Aljerdeen is that conducted by V.
II. It-eves & Son, next to the Alliance
Cotton Yard. Mr. Reeves has been
in the well boring business in the
county for fifteen years, but estalv
lished his blacksmith and repair shop
one year ao. His business consists
in the repairing of buggies and wag
ons, all kinds of force pumps, and the
drilling of Mowing wells. The equip
ment in each feature of the business
is complete, and from five to seven
kilted workmen are regularly em
ployed. For wagon and buggy repairs he
lias a Henderson tire-set I ting machine
with which the tires can In reset
quickly ami accurately on any wagon
or vehicle. There is not a blacksmith
shop nearer than Memphis that has
one of these machines. It was pnr
i based at a cost of fl'.oo and is a vast
improvement over the old method.
For drilling wells lie has two of the
latest Improved machines, each with
a capacity for Ijoring l.ono feet
through gravel, quicksand or hard
stone. One machine was purchased
from the National Drill and Manufac
turing Company and was equipped
with a steam engine at a cost of
ll.boo. The other machine was
tjought from the Austin Drill and
Manufacturing Company, at a cost of
fl.COO, with Iilakeley gasoline engine
and attachments. With this excellent
equipment Mr. Reeves has built up a
large business all over the country-.
The business of Mr. Reeves has Is-eii
very successful, and in each line of
work the plant is engaed to its ut
most capacity.
Mill, Wood Yard and Grocery.
.Mr. i. V. I-lletter conducts a
KUrt-essftil ami growings business op
lite the Illinois Central depot,
erntin a null, wmhI yard ami gro
cery store. Mr. I-illietter has lived
in Aberdeen and vicinity for tweti
tyxuie years, and seven years ago
started in the grocery business. The
jjroeery contain a standard stock of
taple and fancy kimhI and the very
best of service is given tci its pat
rons. In the sprint; of this year Mr.
Ledbetter established the mill and
wood yard.
Corn is ground for the making of
of s. ii. iu-:i:
corn meal and lrrits ami a larire bus-
iih-s! is done in 1 1 1 grinding r corn
for Hit- people of t he count ry. rw
i-r is liirniliei with a l--ll. I . en
gine, ami tin- mill's capacity is LS
bushel of -rn per lnv. In Ins
mmI yard In- carries pi n- ami oak
mhmI, which is tin- let grade of lire
uihhI Milil iii tli' city. All orders
are executed prompt I v ami i v-r-
i s ar- made from tin- grocery and
wihkI yard to all part nf tin- city.
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Wholesale Dry Goods. Clothing. Fur
nishings. Etc.
A mammoth wholesale business is
done by the firm of Abe Kubel & Co..
in dry goods, clothing, slims, hats and
furnishing goods, notions and supplies.
This house has one of the largest mer
cantile establishments in this part of
the State; its wholesale trade cover
ing North and Kast Mississippi and
Western Alabama. With the advan
tage of buying directly from the larger
mills and importers, and throiu-h sat
isfactory dealings and honest methods,
it is Hteatlily extending its business
into new teritory. The business oc-
upits the first and second tloors of
la rue building, and one large ware
house is maintained for the reserve
toek. This house has built up its
business from year to year till it is
now second to none in this section.
It offers prices and qualities in every
line that enable it to meet all compe
tiou. The business was established
fifteen years ago.
Their retail store is one of the
handsomest and best cqiiippe, in the
city. A specialty is made of Schloss
Ilrothers custom-made clothing for
men; Il.iw.-sc. I, l.ralt $.lhats Walk
over snoes tor men, and Queen
Quality shoes for ladies. The house
carries all the best and most popular
sh.jes on i h American market. A
large and complete line of ladies'
tailor-made suits and ready-to-wear
skirts and waists is carried. Rube AL
Co. show an immense line of ladies',
misses' and children's coats in the
newest styles ami most reasonable
prices. They carry a complete line
of ladies dn.-ss goods and silks, and.
in fact, everything worn by men.
women and children.
Prosperous City of Aberdeen
tt "on I in inn I from fmnn II
The Postoffice.
Mr. II. K. Fitts. postmaster, took
charge of the office April 1. 1'miI, ami
has conducted the management of. the
postoffice in an efficient ami highly
satisfactory manner. The office is
now in class three, but from the in
creasing receipts it will go into the
second class by the first of next July.
On September '". this year, which is
the expiration of the first six mouths
of the year ending March .11, 1!m.",
(postoffice fiscal year), the gross re
ceipts showed an increase of $S!2 over
the same months of last year. The
total gain at the end of the fiscal year
will have to be $l.::oo over last year
to place the office in the second class.
The prospects are very favorable.
Mr. Fitts was in the grocery busi
ness previous to his appointment to
the postoffice, and was supervisor of
the census of this district in T.mo.
Leading Express Office in Aberdeen.
The Southern Fxpress Company es
tablished nu office In Aberdeen be
tween thirty ami forty years ago. This
company has local service on the M.
& O. ami Frisco mads. Mr. W. T.
Browning is local agent, and M. M.
Harris is cashier. The service Is ef
ficient, prompt ami in every way sat
isfactory. Mr.- llrowning has been
with the Stmt hern ICxpress Company
since ismi, ami was thirteen years
with the company in Columbus before
his location hem. Mr. Harris has
leen with the express company for
the past fifteen mouths,
to this time, was deputy
circuit clerk for five
Southern is the largest
pany In the South.
ami previous
chancery ami
years. The
express mm-
Lead I tig-
Aber.b n has a strictly
itati barber shop in the
lllellt conducted ,y J. .
met roHl-
Karmtt in
the (iordan House building.
The shop is well equipped and a
Miinted with five barber chairs and
four skilled bar l-rs am employed.
All classes of tonsorial work in done
in a very etllcient manner, and
customers are always assured l
prompt and satisfactory service.
Ill the rear of the shop am several
rooms for hot and cold baths, and
the shop lias In come (lie headquar
ters in the city for the high class
Mr. 1 turret t established here one
year ajr, ami- has Ieen eleven years
in tire business. He came hem from
Hussellville, Alaltama where he con
ducted a barber shop successfully
for eixyears.
Ail of the Merchants are Prosperous in Business. An Immense
Wholesale and Retail Business is Done.
J. B. Elixson, Proprietor.
The New York Hncket Stcre,
under the proprietorship of J. 1.
llixson, bus in six jmim growu
from the smallest to the largest
store in its line in the city. The
store is handsome in its appear
ance, perfect in arrangement, and
occupies two lare rooms, each dl)
by 110 feet. It is the only dry
iroods store on the north side of J
Commerce street, and the only f
store in line covering two ground ;
lloors. The excellent assortment
of goods is sutiicient to meet any
demand of trade in high clans, me
dium and low priced ";oods.
The stock is complete in dry
uoode, notions, allocs, ladies' and
gent's furnishings, trunks, dolls
Hinl a beautiful line of holiday t tered pharmacists which is a guaran
Vjootlri. All classes of foreign and tee of efficiency. This department is
domestic Knntld arc carried. The! thoroughly equipped with drugs man
stock of this tit-ill is the mnl di-I racnire.l by the well known houses
versified of that carried by any r taryts C ' sh"& Pohe-
mercantile house in the cHy. tt,n,! . ,;,,,-v, & .cr - whu 1 s,gnt,fies
. . - r highest classification of purity.
oil opening wispirty in ui n win
be yiven November -r. to which
every one is invited. Souvenirs
will be crjven to all children, and
each lady attending the opening
will beirivenapairof undressed kill
g-lows utr.i:. Three pri.e dolls will
be- on exhibition that day and for
every 2 cents expended for tjs,
one gtitss will be given fki:i: at
each of the three prize dolls. The
dolls are valued at $1..0, $7.50,
and $5tHJ. Mr. Klixson is now
prepared to sell loys wholesale to
merchants. The New Vrk Kaeket
Store employs a force of from 10
to 25 clerks, ami two cashiers.
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Dry Goods, Clothitigs,
and Furnishings.
The retail store of Thompson.
(Jay A: Co., is extensively known
throughout this and adjoining
counties, as a leader in the lines
of dry goods, clothing, shoes, men's
and ladies' furnishings. Tnis house
was established September S, l'.HJO,
!iy J. 1 Thompson, T. V. (Jay and
V. L. Smith, its present proprie
tors, and through its progressive
management has built up a busi
ness which now ranks amongst the
foremost of Aberdeen's mercantile
Underlying the growth of this
house is the Mlicy of observing
throe distinct principles, viz: ab
solutely one price to all, the hon-
st representation of goods for
what they are, am! a constant ef
fort to carry the latest and best
goods consistent with reasonable
prices ami sound quality. Tim
stock is of that character which
ninety per cent of the people de
mand, and is well distributed in
the di tie rent departments. When
anyone wants a staple of good
quality in any of the above men
tioned lines of stock he will find
it at the store of Thompson, (Jay
& Company. The firm is exclu
sive agent for the famous Doug
las' men's shoe and for the Krip-ndorf-Dittman
shoe for ladies. It
ha also the sole Agency for the
Mayer-Shuer ( lTner V: Co's well
known ready-to wear clothing.
They are now laying in a line of
tilks which will be as tine as any
ver offered in the city. In each
depirtment of this store the stork
is kept new und well selected in
all seasons of the year. The pop-;
ulanty of this house is due to its
constant effort to carry the best
ootls that the markets atTord
Drugs and Prescriptions.
The Phoenix Drug Company, locat
ed on the corner of Commerce auJ
Meridian streets, is distinct as one of
the oldest and most progressive of
Alwrdepna mprcanttlA hmtet
business was established from thirty !
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to forty years ago and has been under J and customers are afforded the ad
the management of its present pro-i vantages of the newest styles and
prletors, Howard II. Scrape and Hugh patterns, the proprietress making
Miller liumpass. for the past eiglit
This house does a general wholesale
and retail business, occupying most
of Hie spac e on four floors, each 30 by
iu feet. The stock of this firm is
among the largest and finest carried
by any drug house in northern Mis
sissippi, embracing practically every;
thing in the line of drugs, seeds,
paints, oils and varnishes, stationery,
lamps, cigars and tobaccos and usual
drug sundries. School Isioks are sold
at list prices.
A wholesale business is done in the
territory contiguous to Aberdeen in
all lines carried in the general stock.
The volume of purchasers is so large
that the company Is in a position to
sell to any merchant at Memphis or
New Orleans prices. To the retailer
this really means the entire saving of
I lie prescription department is un-
der the supervision
of three, regis-
A handsome Mexican onyx soda
fountain is run throughout the year,
with the addition of hot soda in the
winter. I'.lue r.ick. Tate Springs.
Stafford ami Ituffalo I.ithia mineral
waters are always on draught. The
members of this firm endeavor to se
cure patronage on merit, and the suc
cess they have achieved is a splendid
endorsement of their method.
J. A. GAY.
Wholesale and Retail Druggist.
J. A. (lay. one of the leading whole
sale ami retail druggists of Aberdeen,
started eighteen years years ago with-
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out capital, and has made his way
into the friendship and confidence of
a large patronage. lie is entitled to
the good will and business supiwirt of
the people of the community, and his
acquaintance includes nearly every
one in the county.
Mr. (lay deals, in addition to his
drug business, in perfumes, soaps,
school supplies, toilet articles, and, in
fact, everything to be found in a mod
ern drug store. Paints, oils, varnishes,
jewelry, cutlery and a special wagon
and buggy paint are offered for the
approval of the business public; of the
city ami county.
The business was established
twenty-live years ago by V. II. Hen
derson. Mr. ("Say succeeded to a part
nership in lsf.. and in four years pur
chased the entire stock. Since its es
tablishment the business has under
gone a steady growth each year.
He was born and reared in this
coniuty. his father being a son of
.lames Cay. a settler of 1 S 1 His
forte is a high standard of business
conduct, best methods and fair deal
ing, with rugged honesty to all.
The prescription department is com
plete, and only the best drugs are
used. The soda fountain, which is a
source of considerable profit, is the
finest obtainable, and all classes of
soft drinks ami pure mineral waters
are served in the best of flavorings.
Mr. (Say has recently built a fine
residence in Aberdeen, and Is actively
interested in whatever promotes the
interests of the city.
Millinery and Fancy
cThe millinery establishment of
Mrd A .1 I inilrtV no tint nnrlhaiilu
of (join met ce street, baa become a
poplar store for lhe ladies of Ab
erdeen amj vicinity. Mrs. Loney
UH8 IlHlJ a ,iftl eXperieuce jK mi.
,;. nl ,nnaf j
i all classes ot work from the tinest
, to the least expensive styles, in
I n ill' l-o rial , rf Itl'mmiitM .1..
till J nil iril Wl IIIUIIIIIUV, UOI UC
signs are most unique in ready-to-
wear hats, dress hats and tailor
ed hats. She does a retail business
in fancy goods, including silk?,
laces, ribbons, embroideries, etc
Three experienced trimmers are
employed in this establishment.
J. & M. LASKY.
Dry Goods, Clothing, Shoes, Etc
The firm known as "Lasky's
Fire Store," has built up an ex
tensive business in Aberdeen since
its establishment ten years ago.
This store has become popular
through its excellence of service,
low prices and its up-to-date slock,
consisting of a splendid assort
ment of dry goods, clothing, shot s,
millinery and furnishings, occu
pying both the first and second
floors of the building. The dry
gotids department is among the
finest in the city and is represent
ative of everything from the finest
to the cheapest. The house also
carries the most exclusive line in
ready-to-wear and pal tern hats for
ladies and children. Kach depart
ment is complete and offers to the
purchaser substantial quality at
reasonable prices. A force of ten
clerks is regularly employed. As
one of Aberdeen's most enterpris
ing stores the business of this
house has steadily expanded.
Leading Jewelry Store in East Mis
sissippi. Ahenleen has a mercantile house
that is particularly a.s;.ur.ssive in the
jewelry estahlishnic-nt f II. V. Maic-r.
than which there is not a liner jewelry
store in Mast Mississippi. In addition
to jewelry. the stock c nth races
watches, clocks, diamonds, cut i;lass
and the finest of art goods.
A notable feature of this house is
its cut glass, of which it handles the
famous Lihhey goods, and Ilawkes
goods, the finest in the world. This
grade of cut glass is so fine, that there
is not a jewelry store in North or Mast
Mississippi that handles it. The
glass is of the hest material in the
world, and the cutting and finish is
perfect, without a blemish. The line
of hand-painted china cannot he dupli
cated in any of the houses of the sur
rounding towns. The art goods, sterl
ing silver and novelties and beautiful
display of bric-a-brac, including vases,
china and fancy goods, are without
.Mpial in this locality. Mr. Maier also
carries a beautiful assortment of um
brellas, in gold, silver and plain
mountings. The house is supplied
with a full stock of optical goods, and
the latest appliances for the fitting of
lenses. The proprietor is an optician
of experience and is skilled in this
line of work.
The distinct feature of interest con
cerning this establishment is the fact
that through it the finest and most
costly goods in this line have been in
troduced into Aberdeen. Mr. Maier
brought the most artistic cut glass,
hand painted china and art goods into
Ahenleen and created a demand for
this class of goods when there is not
a jewelry store within a radius of one
hundred miles, that can afford to
handle them. He has been established
fifteen years in Ahenleen.
Watchmaker and Jeweler.
I. Y. Johnson, the North Meridian
street watchmaker and jeweler, has
been in Aberdeen since 1S57. This is
the oldest mercantile house in Aber
deen that has been in continuous busi
ness. Mr. Johnson learned his trade in
Buffalo, Yew York, and was first in
partnership with his brother, V. H.
Johnson. He has been sole proprietor
of the Aberdeen house sine 1S.".
He deals extensively in watches.
cheks, jewelry, sewing machines and
the like. His brands of sewing ma
chines include the New Home,
Domestic, and he also carries a
line of both new and second-baud ma
chines. Mr. Johnson has the best equipped
repair department in the State for
lioth lines. He makes a specialty of
fine watch work, in which he is par
ticularly skilled. Mr. Johnson is noted
for his line repair work, his varied
stock and courteous treatment of the
trade. He can furnish diamonds and
the finest of watches or jewelry, or
anything the trade may require in
the different departments.
Wholesale and Retail.
One of the largest and most pros
erous' business institutions in the
"dty is the Henderson Hardware Com
pany, of Aberdeen. The firm has been
in business for eight years, and bids
fair to outlast the iernianence of the
The Henderson Hardware Company
does a wholesale and retail business
in hardware, furniture, stoves, ranges.
carjets and niattfngs. and has an un
dertaking branch that is prosperous
in spite of Aberdeen's healthy popula
tion. The company does a wholesale busi
ness in ail its general stock. It occu
pies a two-story building with two
front elevations. It also requires One
large warehouse. Wholesaling takes
the wares of the firm into all the sur
rounding cities and towns. The capi
tal stock, by means of which the com
pany operates, amounts to $50,000.
The officers of the Henderson Hard
ware Company are 13. McFarland. pres
ident; Rane McMill ian. vice-president;
J. B. McFarland, secretary and treas
urer; W. S. Carlton, manager.
The Real Estate Business Has
General Insurance Agency, Represent
ing Twenty-Eight Companies.
The Monroe Insurance Agency (In
eoriorated ). with office in the First
National Rank building, has been an
established institution in Aberdeen,
under its present management, for
three years, and most of the com
panies for which it is agent have been
represented in the city for over a
quarter of a century. This is a
general insurance agency, represent
ing twenty-eight distinct companies,
with combined assets of over $lnd.
ouU.iiuU. Among these companies are
numbered the oldest, and strongest
companies doing business in the
t'nited States.
The general scope of the business
embraces hisses by tire, tornadoes,
wiuil storms and accident insurance
of every description. Policies are
written on every class of property,
including dwellings, factories, mercan
tile buildings, cotton, stocks of goods,
etc. Its field of operations extends
to all the towns tf Monroe county. All
losses covered by insurance with the
Monroe agency have been promptly
at! justed and paid, over $lo.noo having
been paid in Aberdeen through this of
fice in the past year.
This is an incorporated agency, with
l- 1. Jinkins. president; C 11. Sykes.
vice-presi-lent and treasurer, and J. C
McMarlane. Jr.. secretary. It was pur
chased in i;m)2 from Col. W. 1 1, t'lop
!!!. It was then a well established
agency, and had been operated for
tifteen years. It has since greatly in
creased its volume of business by ad
ding other companies and extending
its field of operations.
The companies represented by this
agency are the American. Atlanta
Itirmitigham, Continental Fire In
surance Company of New York, the
Delaware. (Jeorgia Home, the (lerman.
Home Fin' Insurance Company of
New York, the Indemnity, the London
and Iincashire. Mechanics and
Traders. Merchants' I'nion of Missis
sippi, North I'.ritish and Mercantile.
Norwich Fnioii. Providence Washing
ton. Pennsylvania. Phoenix of llrook
lyn. Phoenix of Hartford. Phoenix of
Ijomlou. Scottish Fnirni and National,
the Sun Insurance Office. Virginia
Fire and Marine, Virginia State, West
chester. Western Assurance. National
Fire and the Agricultural. The agency
also writes accident and health in
surance in the Ocean Accident and
tluarantee Corporation of London.
Fire Insurence Agent.
The insurance agency of W. C. Mc
Mill an is located in the Hank of Aber
deen. This agency represents a Ifne
of the strongest and most reliable in
surance companies, the assets running
into millions, and writes a general
class of insurance, including fire, tor
nado and plate-glass. Mr. McMill an
also issues fidelity and judic ial' bonds.
Insurance is written on all classes
of property, ami the business extends
throughout the county.
The companies represented are the
Queen of America, Philadelphia 1'n
derwi iters. Commercial I'nion, Fire
Wholesale and Retail Hardware,
One of the oldest mercantile houses
of Aberdeen, and a firm that is let-iui-ing
recognized as a leader iu its lines,
is the McMillan Payne Hardware Com
pany. This company does an exceptionally
large business, both wholesale and re
tail, in all classes of hardware, furni
ture, stoves, ranges, tinware, queens
ware, glassware, harness, buggies and
wagons, every variety of farming im
plements and machinery. sash, doors
and sporting goods. It occupies the
second largest store building iu Aber
deen, operating two complete store
rooms in addition to three warehouses,
with a total floor space of LI.immi
square feet.
The stcek is complete in every line.
and the house has exclusive agencies
for many noted lines of goods. The
famous Studehaker wagon, winner of
the grand prize at the Louisiana Pur
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Developed with the Increasing
of Aberdeen.
Association of Philadelphia, Niagara.
Northern of London.Flrenian's Fund.
Springfield Fire and Marine. London
Assurance Corporation, and Southern
of New Orleans. In landing, he rep
resents the American Ponding Com
pany of Baltimore. Any one desiring
insurance on any class of property,
will do well to call on Mr. McMill an
before placing his insurance.
Real Estate Brokers and Timber Con
tractors. Mr. It. C. Welch & Sons, who do a
large business as real estate brokers,
planters and timber contractors, s
tablished an office in Aberdeen last
February. Previous to locating here
Mr. Welch was engaged in the real
estate business for twenty years iu
Klsbury, Mo., dealing exclusively iu
fa rni, lands. With the purchase of
large tracts of Mississippi lands he
established an office at Moorhea.l. this
State, and one at Aberdeen.
The firm's business is almost ex
clusively in timber lands in the delta
and Clay county, but they are also
interested in lands in Alabama, lmis
iana and Texas. The timber lands are
principally their own. and are rapidly
being cleared and placed under cul
tivation for the purfHise of sale. They
have charge of S.tttiu acres of land, half
of which is in the delta and half in
("lay county. The cultivated farm
land is the finest country in the world
for raising corn, col ton, wheat, oats,
pecans, etc. In the delta the soil' is
alluvial, made from the overflow of the
Mississippi river and protected by a
perfect levee system. Situated in the
heart of the rich delta country, these
lands are the finest in the entire
South. The firm has two large saw
mills in the delta, cutting together
4ii.mmi feet of lumber per day. With
these excellent facilities the laud is
rapidly being cleared and placed mider
cultivatiou. The firm also develops
plantations on commission.
Mr. Welch's son. J. It. Welc h, is as
sociated with him in the business, and
is also engaged as a civil engineer,
having taken a eosrse iu the Mi .sonii
State Cniversitv.
Real Estate and Life Insurance.
The Peal Mstate an. I Life Insurance
office of Dr. Mekford is located over
the Phoenix Drug Store. Dr. Mekford
has been in business in Aberdeen
for thirty eight years. He served four
years in the Confederate army, after
whic h he began the practice of medi
cine, and established the drug busi
ness in 1S;". which he continued to
operate until a few years ago. While
conducting his drug store he branched
into the real estate business. A few
! years ago he scud out his drug busi
ness, and has since confined himself
to real estate and insurance. He
does the largest real estate business
in Ahenleen, having under his dis
posal city and country property and
timber lands in Mississippi, Louisiana,
Alabama, Arkansas and (ieorgia. He
represents the Mutual Life Insurance
Company, of New York; also the
Traders Investment Company, which
buys insurance policies.
Furniture, Stoves, Harness, Etc
chase exposition: the Nashville sad
dles; the Banner and the Kex buggies,
and the New Hoyal Sewing machines.
The business and the jiopuiarity of
the company is increasing rapidly, and
has been materially aided by the
many new novelties and ideas intro
duced by Mr. H. T. Payne.
The firm's wholesaling covers this
section of State and county. Its ad
vantage in buying directly from the
factories saves the middle man's
profits to the purchaser.
This business was established in
1 ;. by James Oldshue and W. A. Mr-.
Mil Ian. This firm was succeeded in
1SS2 by W. A. McMillan and his son.
J. L. McMillan, and in lfm.'J came un
der the control of its present pro
prietors, J. L. McMillan and H. T.
Payne. Mr. Payne was one of the
founders of the Henderson Hardware
Company seven years ago. He sold
his interest in that firm in September.
P.m.5, and purchased W. A. McMillan's
interest in the business, when the
title of the firm was changed to the
McMillan-Payne Hardware Company.

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