Thursday, August 2, 2007

Local News December 1, 1869

Columbia City Post ~ Wednesday December 1, 1869

  • We regret to learn that Dr. John Foster, formerly a resident of this place, but now a resident of Thorncreek township, is about to remove to Warsaw. The people of our county regret the loss of so good and estimable a citizen.
  • We are glad to learn that Rev. Mr. Smogrow, German Lutheran Minister, is to remain another year in our place. He is an able Minister and doing a good work.
  • Dr. Firestone, of Larwill, gave us a call a few days ago. The Doctor looked hale and hearty; and informed us that business in his lively burgh, was good. Call again Doctor.
  • H. C. Yontz is buying a large lot of Poultry this week.
  • Walter & Attinger, the Eagle Brewery firm, are making preparations to Manufacture a large amount of Beer this winter. They will need a big stock to supply their fast increasing trade.
  • We notice an unusual number of teams from a distance, at the Columbia City Flouring Mill, to get grinding done. The custom business of this Mill is increasing very fast.
  • Mr. Adams, County Treasurer, informs us that taxes, so far, are coming in very slowly. Those who are yet delinquent, on last years taxes, must soon pay, or their lands will be advertised on the 15th of this month.
  • Hon. James S. Collins is about to make a trip down the Eel River Valley, on business connected with Eel River Railroad.
  • We are glad to see so many evidences of prosperity, in and around the Columbia City Woolen Mill. The Messrs. Eyanson’s have succeeded in building up a business second to no Mill in the country. Success to them.
  • Fred Grund has a nice stock of Boots & Shoes, which he is selling very cheap.
  • George Winchester’s new stock of Boots & Shoes have arrived. They will bear inspection.
  • Samuel Freudiger is doing a large business at his Restaurant and Bakery.
  • Charlie Siemon still continues to sell large amounts of goods. Our people will find him a clever fellow to deal with.
  • K. B. Miller has so overhauled and renovated his hardware room, that it presents a fine appearance. He is selling a large number of stoves.
  • Dr. Sandmeyer’s stock of Books, Stationery &c., is large. He has sold an immense number of school books this winter, already.
  • Beeson & Bro., are turning out some magnificent Sleighs. Give them a call if you want a substantial Cutter.
  • Mr. John Brannan, is pushing the work on his new Grocery Store, with great rapidity. If the weather permits he will have the building completed in a few weeks.
  • C. Ullerich’s Dry Goods House, the “Great Western,” continues to do a big business.
    Avey & Watson, keep fresh Oysters constantly on hand. Also the best brand of Cigars.
  • The new Baptist Church in Washington Township will be dedicated on Sunday, the 12th of December, 1869. Elders W. W. Robinson and Wm. A. Hitchcock, of Springfield, Mr. Scott, of Ohio, and other good speakers will be present. Prof. Rearer, of Springfield, will be there with his organ to conduct the music. The brethren of that church invite everybody to attend.
  • The total valuation of Real and Personal property in the County of Whitley, as shown by the Auditor’s Books, is $4, 153,316. The total amount of taxes charged on the Duplicate for the year 1869, is $74,349.73.
  • Dr. W. J. Maxwell, Dental Surgeon of Columbia City, will visit Springfield, on Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 8th and 9th. Those desiring work done in the line of his Profession can be accommodated by calling upon the Doctor at his rooms in the Union House, Springfield Ind.

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