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coal mine will be contributing its quota of fuel to
the furnaces of the west, when the iron ore, which we certainly have, will be contributing its product to supply local rolling mills, foundries and manufac tories, when every foot of irrigatable soil will grow a cultivated crop to supply the consumers employed in the mines and mills, when the cry of crowded ranges will be no false alarm, but every acre of grass wall be utilized for the support of cattle, sheep and horses, when the scattered towns and straggling en campments will have realized the expectations of their earliest settlers. We can see that the day is dawning when our splendid product of raw material will not be shipped thousands of miles away to be returned in manufactured form, but, instead, be a self-supporting commonwealth, standing at the head of counties for wealth and popularity. Somewhere in this commonwealth there is to be a new Denver, just where it is impossible to state, only that where it will be there must be found unselfish spirit that is necessary to rend asunder the cobwebs that have collected for many decades. Today Livingston stands as the metropolis of Park county, and by her abundant waterpower and direct situation on a great transcontinental railroad and close proximity to great coal fields is the natural location for a smelter. By the increasing product of our flockmas ters a woolen mill must somewdiere throughout this region prove a substantial and lucrative investment. By the local operation of the above enterprises an iron foundry can find all the material and conse quently all the patronage necessary to consume its output. Higher educational institutions of learning would today prevent many of our ambitious youths from leaving the county for the completion of their educations, while there is an increasing demand for graduates from commercial schools. Again we say to those who have the confidence, the foresight and the grit to act upon this verity they will reap the harvest that the doubters, kickers and deserters have sown, and thereby entertain the con soling belief that the former trials of many had the effect of weeding out the weak and leaving the strong. ■J* William Hruza. William Hruza, owner and proprietor of the Cold Storage, is a native of Vienna, Austria, % % m £ f ff f «i i* <r am V V £ u •:w | r Y v; ST TÔ 'Ji i i >) ■■r l S * 4 - V m ft l 7 , t: a fe&y'it* INTERIOR VIEW COLD STORAGE MARKET OF WILLIAM HRUZA. m *. . BMufc.* ; RESIDENCE OF WILLIAM HRUZA. born June, 1859. After learning his trade thorough ly in his native country, at the age of sixteen years he set sail for the United States. Since then he has spent his time in different meat establishments, i. e., first at North Bend, Nebraska; three years at Den ver, Colorado ; several years in the packing works of Harrison & Fisher at Omaha, Nebraska; and nine years with S. L. Holliday and Harvey & Co., Liv ingston, Montana. At the close of this service he started in business for himself on East Main street, which by his growing custom soon necessitated mov ing into his present quarters on West Main street. He was married to Miss Mary Kunes of Sanders county, Nebraska, in 1883. They are the parents of three children—two girls and one boy, all living. The accompanying cut is a true representation of what can be seen on entering the Livingston Cold Storage. The abattoir is located several miles down the valley and is provided with all modern conveni ences for cleaning, handling, and preparing meat for market. They slaughter each week about 10,000 pounds of beef, 0,000 of pork, 3,000 of mutton, 1,500 of veal, besides carrying a full supply of all kinds of poultry and disposing of some 1,000 pounds of the finest imported fishes. The fresh meats are brought direct from the abattoir to the fine, modern cold storage rooms of the market, from which they are either sold at wholesale, or passing to the retail de partment are cut up and sold over the block or deliv ered to order in the city. The fat stock is drawn largely from the ranches of Park county, thus con firming the fact that Mr. Hruza is a promoter of all enterprises in this region.