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1873 Springfield City Directory

Editorial Notices



    C C Middleton, the present proprietor of this establishment, is the successor of Middleton Bros., under whose management it was conducted for a number of years. He manufacturers to order every style of plain and ornamental monuments, tombstones, etc., and is prepared to execute marble work of any description at very short notice. Mr. Middleton employs none but superior hands, and as the result of it, his work excites admiration whenever seen.
    The works are located on Boonville street between Olive and Water, near the bridge

    Mr. Bowerman follows the profession of ornamental sign and carriage painter, and is, we are credibly informed, the best workman in the city. We had the pleasure of seeing in his shop a number of buggies and light wagons being manipulated under his skillful hands, and can bear cheerful testimony that he is entitled to the encomiums passed upon him. We were also shown a number of beautiful signs, some finished, others partly so, that were all deserving of much praise. Mr. Bowerman informs us that he uses none but the best of materials: and that his charges are reasonable, we were assured by other parties. His shop is on Peach alley between St Louis and Olive streets.

    This firm is composed of P P Simmons and O H Travers, who have united their abilities in the practice of law. They are both rising men and will promptly attend to any business entrusted to them. They will practice in all the courts of the twenty-first judicial circuit, and make a specialty of commercial and real estate litigations. Counsel to regular clients free of charge. Office in City Hall building.

    These ladies have a store on South street, near the St James Hotel, where they keep a good stock of millinery and fancy goods. They also deal in patterns and do dress making. Ladies will find them both competent and obliging.

    At this establishment, South street, near the Square, will be found an excellent assortment of millinery goods, dress trimmings, notions, etc. Miss Crowdus is eminently qualified to please all, has long been a resident here and is deserving of patronage. She endeavors to keep pace with the wants of her customers by having the latest styles of goods at the earliest possible moment.

    Mr Perkins has been in Springfield for several years and has made an enviable reputation as a manufacturer of carriages and buggies. He has had some thirty years experience in the business, is practical in all its details and overlooks all the work done in his shop. A strong, durable vehicle is what is needed here. Mr Perkins has succeeded in producing this without sacrificing beauty. We saw in his warerooms specimens of his handiwork that were at least equal, if not superior, to any of Eastern manufacture, and as he sells home-made work lower than foreign work is sold for, he commands as well as deserves a large share of patronage. The blacksmith, wood-work and paint shop are all under one roof, but the large stock he always keeps on hand necessitates another building for a wareroom. His establishment is on Boonville street, between Chestnut and Center avenue.

    This firm is composed of James Lemons and W B Sabin, and are engaged in a general grocery and provision business. They have a well assorted line of goods which they sell cheap for cash. They also pay the highest market price for all kinds of produce at their store. East side of Boonville street, between Water and Jackson.

    Richardson and Foley, at an expense of three thousand dollars and two year's time, have completed a set of Abstract of Titles to the land in Greene County, from the government entry down to the present owner. Mr. Foley has charge of the books, and writes the Abstracts in so simple a form, that every one can understand them. He says that the carelessness heretofore existing is surprising, that not one title in ten is perfect; the chain of title is broken by some deed not being recorded, or the deed is bad, and very frequently the acknowledgment is worthless. We advise every citizen and farmer to go at once to his office, and get a written Abstract; it may save you hundreds of dollars and endless litigation. They charge reasonable fees. Mr Foley is also a Notary Public, and writes deeds with neatness and dispatch, negotiates loans on mortgage and commercial paper so as to realize ten per cent in gold to the lender.

    Mr M K Smith, the proprietor of this enterprise, came to Springfield from Topeka, Kansas. In 1871 he commenced building the first and only woolen mill here, which he completed in 1872 at a cost of $15,000. On the 1st of July of the present year ('73), a severe storm ensued that destroyed two stories of the mill, and inflicted a damage of about $3,000; but Mr Smith, with indomitable energy, succeeded in repairing the damage so far as to be running again by the 22d of the same month. He at present employs about fifteen hands, and has a capacity to turn out about 500 yards of cloth daily. There is no other woolen mill nearer than 65 miles, and it is more than 100 to any other. Producers of wool come many miles to this mill, and it is the means of their buying large quantities of goods from our merchants.

    Dr Flanner came to Springfield entirely for hygienic reasons, and not for the purpose of practicing his profession. However, his reputation for a skillful physician soon followed him, and he is at present in a large practice. Dr Flanner having decided to make Springfield his home, takes a deep and earnest interest in all that concerns her future prosperity. He is a very active member of our present City Council, and is a decided advocate for improvement.

    The proprietors of this establishment are J L Woolf and George Woolf, well known in St Louis as the proprietors of "Woolf's Shirt Depot," so long located there. They have been in Springfield six years, where they are firmly established. This firm keep the only exclusive Clothing and Gents' Furnishing Stock in the city. Also, Trunks, Valises, Hats, Caps, etc. Considerable of their trade is in jobbing, as they have a large stock, and sell at wholesale as well as retail. They are located in the large brick store, east side public square.

    Mr Heffernan is a very promising young lawyer. He was admitted to the bar in 1866, and has been practicing here for some six years. He was educated at the "Hamlin University" of Redwing, Minn., and the "Great Western College," of Milwaukee. Mr Heffernan pays particular attention to criminal practice and real estate litigation, and devotes his entire attention to professional business. He practices in the seventh, thirteenth, fourteenth and twenty-first judicial circuits, and in all the Federal and Supreme Courts of the State.

    This is a new firm here, composed of S D Withrow and T H Brierly, formerly from St Louis, but more recently from Mississippi, where they have been engaged in cotton planting for a number of years. They have bought property here, paying cash for it, which looks as if they had confidence in Springfield, and were determined to remain. Their store is on South street, near the corner of Walnut, where they have opened with a large and first-class stock of family groceries. These goods are well selected, and bought at the lowest prices, for cash; so that customers will not only have the advantage of cheapness, but also the important one of finding everything fresh.

    Mr Banks has but recently come amongst us, having selected Springfield for his home entirely for climatic reasons. He is an architect and superintendent of some ability, and not destined to hide his light under a bushel. Although he as so recently become a citizen of this place, he has secured the superintendence of the new Odd Fellows Hall, now in process of construction on South street, and a number of other buildings of lesser note. Office, southeast corner of the square, over the stove store of J H Gage.

    This lady resides on the east side of Boonville street, between Water and Olive, where she can be found by any who may require her services in the above mentioned profession. She is a professional nurse of considerable experience, and will do her utmost to please her patrons.

    The gentlemen who compose this firm are the proprietors of the celebrated Concord Nursery, located on east Elm street. They deal in fruit and ornamental trees of all kinds, and have, perhaps, the most complete stock of evergreens, green house plants, flowers, etc., that could be found in the country. They have just finished at considerable expense a new and commodious green house, and are prepared to fill orders for all descriptions of plants and flowers.
    Mr Rountree, the senior member of the firm, is an active member of the Horticultural Society and has devoted many years to his business, more from the love of it than from a desire for gain. Strangers visiting Springfield will find that look at the Concord Nursery will amply repay the trouble.

    This firm is composed of George S Day, John Gear and S W Lloyd. They are large contractors and builders, and are at present engaged in building the county poor house. All of them are practical men who give their undivided attention to their business. This, together with the fact that Mr Day is a large manufacturer of brick, gives them a decided advantage over many others. They are reliable, pleasant men to deal with, and we wish them every success.

    Both of these gentlemen are natives of this place. In ante bellum times Mr Weaver was a member of the well known firm of Sheppard, Kimbrough & Weaver, but the war put an end to their merchandising, as it did to so many other old houses. Mr Weaver was too young and energetic to remain inactive, and the present partnership was formed in 1863 we believe, at a time when the vicissitudes of business were great. The surrounding country had been laid waste, customers were scarce and goods hard to get, yet worst of all there was no security for them as they were liable to seizure at any time. However, by careful business management and that good fortune that always smiles on the brave and deserving, they were successful. They have built up a large business that is constantly increasing. They have, at their store, northeast corner of the square, a large stock of dry goods, hats and caps, boots and shoes, groceries, etc. also, an extensive lumber yard adjoining.

    On the north side of the Public Square, over the First National Bank, will be found the law office of Crawford & Cravens. Mr Crawford, the senior partner, has as extensive an acquaintance as any one in southwest Missouri, having practiced in the various courts of this district for more than thirty years. Mr. Cravens is a native of the State and has been engaged in the practice of law in Springfield for four years. He gives his exclusive attention to business, and is devoted to his profession. The firm have a large and lucrative practice in which they are very successful.

    This firm are the successors of Thomas H Cox & Co. Mr Cox has been selling goods for seventeen years and has been in business at this present stand for the past seven years. Mr Wengler is an old St Louis merchant, having sold goods there for nearly twenty years. Though both of so great experience they are yet young men. Possessing, as they do, those qualifications so seldom found in one person-experience, good business ability and youth-they are destined to be successful. They do business on Boonville street, at the southeast corner of Olive, where may be found an extensive assortment of dry goods, clothing, hats and caps, boots and shoes, and the thousand and one articles that are conveyed to the feminine mind by the one word NOTIONS. Of this latter they make a specialty, and the numerous ladies that are to be seen entering and leaving their establishment is sufficient proof that it is well known.

    Dr West has resided in Springfield since 1869, and is in the enjoyment of an excellent and remunerative practice. He is a good dentist, well up to the advancements of the age, and takes a lively interest in his profession. Dr West's office is on the north side of the Square, corner of Boonville street.

    Waldo G Booth is the successor to the firm of Peck & Booth, well known here as extensive hardware dealers. About two years ago Mr Booth purchased the interest of Mr Peck, and has since had the exclusive proprietorship. Previous to his removal to Springfield Mr Booth was for twenty years a member of the firm of R W Booth & Co, corner Pearl and Walnut streets, Cincinnati, and had charge of the house for ten years. His object in coming to this place was simply to get out of a large city, and for purposes of health.
    Mr Booth is president of the Springfield Board of Trade; he is regarded as one of our most enterprising and liberal citizens. His store is at the southeast corner of the Square, a large, handsome three-store brick building, filled to repletion with a complete stock of hardware. The stock of this house is the largest of any in the city, and more than half their trade is wholesale, extending into all the surrounding counties and northern and northwestern Arkansas. They keep two salesmen constantly on the road. Besides the regular line of hardware, Mr Booth keeps Blacksmiths' and Wagon-makers' material, glass, house furnishing goods, and a large assortment of guns and pistols.

    Among the many important manufacturers of Springfield, that of cigar making takes a prominent position. Mr Fluth has perhaps as large an establishment as any one here, and is deserving of much praise for his persistent efforts to build up our manufacturing interests. The soil here is peculiarly adapted to tobacco, and there is no reason why we should have to import a single cigar. Mr Fluth employs eight hands, and makes about 30,000 cigars a month, as his revenue returns show. He employs St Louis hands, pays Union prices, and makes as good a cigar as can be produces anywhere. These he sells at St Louis prices, and our merchants and other purchasers, by buying of him, will not only save freight and time, but will keep the money in the country for circulation. He is the sole manufacturer of the celebrated "Four Ace" and "Golden Crown" cigars. His trade south and west of here is constantly increasing. Mr Fluth also keeps a full line of smokers' articles. Manufactory on South street, near St James Hotel.

    Mr Everett keeps a china, glass and queensware store on the west side of the Square. His house was established early in 1869, and was the first in the city to keep a full or exclusive line of queensware. Mr Everett imports a portion of his stock of china and other wares direct from England. He does a good wholesale and jobbing business in Northern Arkansas and the adjoining counties of Southwest Missouri. Personal attention to business and the care he exercises in packing goods for shipment have secured him his trade.
    There is also a hat department connected with the establishment in which are always to be found the latest and most fashionable styles. Mr Everett being a pra[c]tical hatter possesses an advantage over most merchants in the selection of his goods. His business is annually increasing.

    The "Bank" is one of the most popular places of public resort in the city. It has been recently fitted up in as good style as any here. Its popular proprietor, Mr Kinney, strives to please his patrons and always keeps the best wines liquors and cigars.
    He has also a billiard room in connection with the saloon, where an enjoyable hour can be passed. The "Bank" is closed from 12 PM to 6 AM.

    The "Trade Palace," of which these gentlemen are the proprietors, is at the north-west corner of the Public Square. Here can be found almost everything that one could desire, dry goods, clothing, hats and caps, boots and shoes, and so on ad infinitum. They have been in this city five years, buy direct from the manufacturers, and always keep a full and fresh stock. Their business is large and profitable.

    Mr Berglund is a man of some twenty-five years experience at this present business. He has been in Springfield some two years, having removed from Chicago. He employs a number of hands, and has a good run of patronage. We are told that Mr Berglund commenced business here with a capitol of $1.10. We hope he will make a fortune as a reward for his energy and enterprise. Citizens here generally speak in high terms of his work. His shop is on College street, opposite the Metropolitan Hotel.

    Miss Gardner, formerly of St Louis, has been in business here for over a year, and has met with such success as to create bright anticipation for the future. She deals in millinery, dress trimmings, fancy goods, etc. In connection there is a dressmaking department under the management of Mrs A E Lilly and Miss Abbie M Gardner. Miss Gardner is also the agent in Springfield for E Butterick & Co's celebrated patterns and shears. Her store is on South street, first building south of the St James Hotel.

    Julius Kassler and Ely Paxson are the gentlemen composing this firm, and keep a full stock of coffins, caskets, burial cases, etc., and all articles pertaining to their line of business. They have recently added to their equipment a new and elegant hearse, and are perhaps better prepared than any in the south-west to give satisfaction to those who may be so unfortunate as to require their services. In addition to the regular undertaker's business they are prepared to do all kinds of cabinet work to order. Office on College street, opposite Metropolitan Hotel.

    There is no place of public resort in Springfield where one can pass a pleasanter evening than at the Billiard Hall and Bowling Alley of E T Scholten. Here one can relieve himself of ennui, or the mental depression resulting from the wearisome confinement of business. Here the clerk can find innocent amusement that will cause him to forget the petty annoyances of the day, and the merchant relieve his over-taxed mind by light and healthy diversion. The Bowling Alley is always kept in first class order, and those who prefer "the gentleman's game," will find the tables well kept, and the balls and cues in perfect condition. The bar is supplied with a full line of choicest liquors and cigars, and the attentive proprietor seems ever anxious to please. It is located on South alley, near the south-west corner of the Square; a place at once central and retired.

    Massey & Onstott are well known in Springfield as successful business men. They are located on the east side of the Square, where they keep a large auction and commission house. Goods are disposed of by this house at both public and private sale, and purchasers can often find rare bargains in bankrupt and force sale goods.
    Mr Massey, the senior member of the firm, has been a resident of Springfield thirty-nine years, and informs us that he has helped to drive Indians and rattlesnakes from what is now the Public Square. Mr Onstott is a young man esteemed for his many sterling qualities. They are doing a very successful business.

    Emery & Comstock have the largest stock of furniture southwest of St Louis. They have been established in Springfield a number of years and have built up a trade that extends for more than one hundred miles south and west, in fact nearly all the furniture sold in Northern Arkansas and the extreme southwestern counties of this State comes from this house. They not only are large dealers in furniture, but manufacture a considerable portion of their stock. A considerable number of men are given steady employment in their factory, which is, we believe, the only one in this portion of the State. All their goods are made of the best material and are warranted. Mr Emery is one of our most liberal and enterprising citizens. Mr Comstock is a resident of St Louis, and has been for many years actively engaged in the furniture business there. This connection enables them to lay down their goods here at lower rates than can their competitors, and as a natural result they undersell them.
    Besides the regular line of furniture, they keep the most complete stock of carpets, mattrasses [sic] and upholstery goods of any firm in the city. They occupy a large brick building on St Louis street, near the Square, and have the entire three floors filled with goods. You will find as good an assortment and as low prices as in St Louis.

    Mr Beuermann makes fashionable boots and shoes to order, and not only knows how to conduct a successful business, but is himself a very skillful artizan as we can ourselves testify. He is well and favorably known here, having been a resident for some six years. Prior to his location here, he was engaged in the manufacture of boots and shoes in St Louis, where he met with excellent success. Mr Beuermann deserves a continuation of the public patronage. His shop is on Boonville street, between Olive and Mill, west side.

    This gentleman has one of the best stocks of watches, clocks, jewelry, etc., of anyone in the city. Has served an apprenticeship and had a number of years practical experience in the business in New York city. He has been in Springfield long enough to establish a good trade and to convince the public that he fully understands his calling. He keeps a good assortment of spectacles as can be found anywhere. Location, Boonville street, adjoining Green County National Bank.

    Dr Schell is an experience Dentist, and comes to Springfield well recommended. He has been forced to give up an extensive practice in Lima, Ohio, on account of ill health. He has located permanently in Springfield, where he expects to spend the balance of his life. Dr Schell has already secured a good practice, and expects by close attention to his business and fair dealing with his patients, to be successful.

    Mr Fairman has recently purchased the Star Meat Market, and intends keeping a first-class meat shop. Also, flour, feed, etc. Mr. Fairman was burned out in the late fire. He understands his present business, and will keep every variety of fresh meats. The Star Meat Market is on South Street, near the St James Hotel, and under the present management will no doubt become very popular.

    These gentlemen are located under the Metropolitan Hotel, where they keep one of the largest Paint Shops in the city. House and sign painting is their principal business, and having had some seventeen years experience in it, a portion of the time in the cities of St Louis, Cincinnati and Buffalo, they may be considered as proficient. They have resided here long enough to build up a good trade and the reputation of excellent workmen.

    The Springfield Planing Mill, one of our most important manufactories, is the property of Mr Knott. He came from Springfield, Ohio, in June '66 and in April of '68, purchased an interest with T W See in his present business. January 1st, 1872, Mr Knott purchased the entire mill, and immediately commenced enlarging it. He put in new planers, blind machinery, etc., and now has the largest and most complete planing mill in the south-west. He manufactures sash, doors, blinds, window frames, store fronts, brackets, mouldings, columns, etc., in endless variety, that are not surpassed in quality by any manufacturer west of St Louis. The present capacity of the mill is about $20,000 worth of work per annum; but we are pleased to note that business is steadily increasing. Mr Knott, although young, enjoys an excellent reputation as a business man, and in matters of public improvement, is always to be found in the front rank.

    The Insurance Agency of L A Newton was established in 1867, and has been conducted more with a disposition to conservatism than a greed to carry large lines of unremunerative business to the companies he has represented. As an evidence of this, his losses to the fire companies have been only about $2,800 out of a respectable and satisfactory business. Mr Newton is an old resident of Springfield, and should continue to receive the hearty support of her citizens. He represents only the best companies, such as the old "Mutual Life," of New York; the "Hartford Fire," of Hartford, Connecticut; "North British and Mercantile Ins. Co.," of London and Edinburg, etc. The combined assets of the companies represented by him aggregate over $85,000,000.

    These gentlemen, at the corner of Boonville and Mill streets, carry a good stock of Family Groceries, and though the firm is one of but recent formation, they are already giving some of the older houses a lively tussle in the struggle for business. Both of them are pushing, enterprising men, and are pleasant to deal with.

    In our notices of prominent firms and manufacturers here we feel it our duty to make mention of Allen Mitchell & Co., and perhaps cannot better do so than by subjoining the following notice from the Southwest: "The oldest, and perhaps the most popular manufacturing establishment in Springfield, is the O K Flouring Mills, situated on the corner of Main and Mill streets, and owned and operated by Allen Mitchell & Co. The building of this mill was commenced in 1860, and was greatly retarded by the war. In 1865 it was partially destroyed by fire; but the indomitable energy of Mr Mitchell was too great to permit so important an institution to be blotted out, and hence he immediately commenced to rebuild it. Early in 1866 he had the present very commodious brick building erected and equipped with the most improved machinery. Mr Mitchell is a practical miller in the strictest sense of the word, and the reputation he has acquired for his various brands of flour is a fortune within itself for an establishment of this kind.
    The quality of flour is designated as one, two, three and four ace, that being the brand; the latter is, of course, the highest grade, and is unexcelled. There are two run of burrs for wheat, with a capacity of twenty-five bushels per hour, and one run for corn, capable of grinding fifteen bushels per hour.
    A strictly merchant business is done, grain being bought and flour sold, or the former exchanged for the latter. This system gives greater satisfaction than the old way of grinding for toll, as both parties know just what they are to get when the bargain is made and before the grain is unloaded. The O K mills are consequently very popular, and receive a patronage in every way commensurate with the energy and enterprise of their proprietors.

    Mr Anthony came to Springfield some six years since in company with two brothers, and commenced the manufacture of plug tobacco. They were very successful in this enterprise and did much to build up the tobacco interest in this section of the State. Some two years since they sold their business to other parties, and about a year ago, Mr. James Anthony opened in his present location on the south side of the Square, at the intersection of South street. He is now doing an extensive retail business and a wholesale trade that in the State of Texas alone is of considerable magnitude. Mr Anthony's cigars have acquired such a reputation in Northern Texas that it is all he can do with his present force to fill orders, and there is every prospect of a large increase in the demand. At his store a full line of smokers' articles will be found including all the most celebrated tobaccos of eastern manufacturers.

    This firm is composed of Benjamin U Massey, Charles B McAfee and Colonel John S Phelps. Colonel Phelps, the senior member, has resided in Southwest Missouri for the past thirty-five years, and there is probably no man in the State who is better known than he. Colonel Phelps has always taken an active part in politics, and for eighteen consecutive years represented this district in congress and still holds a conspicuous place in his party in this State. He is known as an active and energetic lawyer.
    Captain McAfee served with distinction in the Federal army during the late war. After its close he located in Springfield, forming a partnership with Colonel Phelps under the style of McAfee & Phelps, for the practice of law. He is known as an excellent practitioner.
    Benjamin U Massey, the junior, was for seven years in the employ of the old firm of McAfee & Phelps, and his promotion to a partnership is a sufficient recommendation of his legal ability. They practice in all the courts of the State and the United States court at Jefferson City. The examination of land titles, preparations of abstracts and real estate litigations are made specialties of by this firm.

    This firm is composed of T R Johns and Frank Kendall, who formed the above partnership on June first of the present year, for the purpose of doing a lumber business. They have selected an excellent location, on Campbell between Mill and Phelps ave., next to Knott's planing mill, and propose to keep a large stock of all kinds of lumber at their yard here, as well as the one owned by them in North Springfield. Mr Johns comes from Hamilton, Ohio; Mr Kendall from Illinois. They have both the reputation of good business men, and seem deserving of every success.

    Mr Rice is the present Prosecuting Attorney for Greene County. He is a graduate of the Albany, New York Law College, and has been practicing in Springfield since 1869. In addition to his regular official practice, Mr Rice enjoys a very considerable practice in the different courts of this district. He attends strictly and closely to his business, and is winning the confidence and esteem of the public.

    Mr Kaiser has lately located in Springfield, where he has opened one of the largest and most complete Saloons in the city. His stock, fittings, etc., are all new, and it is his intention to keep an establishment second to none. The saloon is situated on College street, opposite the Court House.

    From those in position to judge, we are informed that Mr York is one of the most skillful wood workmen in the city. He makes every description of wagons, but desires to confine himself more exclusively to light wagon and carriage work. Being a practical workman himself, and doing a large share of his own work, he is enabled to compete with any one as regards prices, and as to the quality of his work, it speaks for itself.

    Mr Shipman keeps a first-class blacksmith shop on St Louis street, between the Square and Jefferson street. He has devoted the best years of his life to his business, and where he is known, needs no commendation. Although there is no partnership existing, the blacksmith shop of Mr Shipman, the wagon shop of W N York, and the paint shop of M Bowerman, are conducted somewhat in connection, and all three being first-class workmen, customers can rely on the very best quality of work in each of the different branches. They are all excellent, reliable gentlemen, and we trust it will be remembered by those who may have anything to do in their several lines.

    This firm have been established in Springfield for seventeen years, and by honorable and fair dealing, have made themselves an enviable reputation. They are gentlemen of sterling business character and accomplished attainments. Mr Hornbeak has been a resident of Greene County for thirty years, and has been active in business during the entire period. They deal extensively in dry goods, notions, hats and caps, boots and shoes, groceries, etc., and carry one of the largest, if not the largest stock, of any house in the city. Considerable of their business is wholesale, and they ship goods to nearly all the different towns in the State, south and west of here. They also have a large trade with northern and north-western Arkansas. They buy all their goods only from first hands, in New York, Boston, Philadelphia and St Louis, and as they save the profit usually made by jobbers, are enabled to sell at corresponding low rates. The Laflin and Rand Powder company have given Messrs. Hornbeak & Oliver the exclusive agency here, for their celebrated manufactures. They are located in a commodious brick store on the west side of Boonville street, between Olive and Mill

    The above firm was formed in 1872, since which time they have enjoyed a fair share of practice. Mr Mack is one of the oldest members of the Springfield bar, and is an experience criminal lawyer. He is an ex-state senator and representative. Mr Hubbard, though young in the profession, is a very active and promising member of it. These gentlemen give prompt attention to making collections for St Louis, Chicago, New York, and other cities.

    Dr Nattrass is a licentiate of the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario, Canada. He came to Springfield in 1863 and passed through the varying scenes of the last years of the war. He has seen the city grow from a mere hamlet to its present proportions, and has the consolation of knowing that he has done his share in its upbuilding and that he has grown in business with it. He is very popular as a dentist, and gives satisfaction to a large number of patrons. In his office he makes and administers nitrous oxide gas for the painless extraction of teeth. His dental rooms are on South street, first building south of the St James Hotel.

    Mr Schilling has established a book bindery in Springfield which is, we believe, the only one in the southwest. He does all kinds of binding, periodicals, books, pamphlets, etc., and is prepared to manufacture all kinds of blank books. He also keeps on hand and manufacturers to order every description of paper boxes. His location is in Phoenix building, South Street.

    This house has lately been taken by the present proprietor, who has completely renovated and refitted it in good style. It is open for the public, and Mr. Herrick is prepared to give good accommodations to regular and transient boarders at very low rates. The house is desirable located on Boonville street, between Olive and Mill.

    Mr Groves carries on the business of house and sign painting on Boonville street, between Olive and Mill. He came to Springfield just after the war before the ashes had been cleared away. In the few years he has resided here he has succeeded in acquiring considerable property and in building up a large and remunerative business. His success is entirely owing to his close attention to business, and , to use his own expression, "he would starve to death at any thing else." Mr Groves also practices the concomitants of his trade, whitening, wall coloring, paper hanging, glazing, etc.

    This firm has the advantage of a large experience in the general practice, and all business placed in their hands is attended to with promptness. Real estate litigations and the investigation and perfecting of land titles is made more of a specialty than any other branch of the business. They practice in all the State Courts, and in the United States, Circuit and District Courts in Missouri.

    This gentlemen is now permanently located for the manufacture to order of a superior article of Boots and Shoes. He has been for a number of years the agent of the Adams Express Company, and in this connection has made the acquaintance of most of our business men. Mr Mortimore is an excellent workman, and enjoys too good a reputation to be willing to sacrifice it by doing any poor work. His shop is on Boonville street, near Middleton's marble yard.

    Mr Denton is one of Springfield's most popular citizens, and is an enterprising, liberal, and public spirited gentleman. Opposite the Metropolitan Hotel may be found his stable, the largest, most complete and best in the city. He has a complete outfit of new buggies, barouches, etc., and a well selected stable of horses for hire.
    In addition to the livery business, Mr Denton runs a large bus to and from all trains and is very reasonable in all his charges. He has also the contract for sprinkling the streets, and keeps a number of wagons employed in supplying water to those who may desire this needful article. Parties desiring conveyances of any kind for picnics, excursions, pleasure or business, will find Mr Denton better prepared to supply their wants than any one else in Springfield.

    Dr F H Fisk has been a resident of Springfield for some years, during which time he has had unprecedented success in the treatment of diseases. He has made the study of diseases his lifetime business, and having a natural love for the profession of medicine and surgery, devotes his entire time to acquiring a knowledge of diseased conditions in all their varied forms by careful study and close observation of individual cases, together with extensive reading.
    Culling knowledge from any and all sources, he is not bound to any set theory as promulgated by any school of medicine, clique or organization, but reads the books, journals and magazines that are issued by the different schools and factions, searching for the truth, holding fast to that which is good and rejecting the false as worthless.
    Having had an extensive practice in the treatment of diseases of women and diseases of the eye, he can be confidently recommended to those suffering from these maladies. Consultation either at his office or by correspondence free.

    This place is located on South street, next door to the St James Hotel, and is the only public garden in the city. Tables and seats in the open air present attractions for those who wish to indulge in liquid refreshments and wish to escape from the stifling air of a saloon. On Saturday evenings music and fire-works are added to the attractions. The proprietors seem determined to make it a popular resort, and are succeeding.

    Has been engaged in the practice of law in this city since 1867, and is a man of good legal ability, and attends promptly and strictly to business entrusted to his care; by which he has built himself up a good practice. Mr Laurence is esteemed both as a civilian and lawyer, and we bespeak for him a remunerative future.

    Mr Altinger is the only Gunsmith in the city. Firearms are an essential part of a Southwesterner's outfit, and Mr Altinger does a good business in sales and repairs. He has been in the business all his life, and is so confident of his ability, that he warrants all his work for one year. He has a large stock of both new and second-hand firearms at this shop on Boonville, between Olive and Mill.

    These gentlemen are large manufacturers of Tobacco. Although the present style of the firm is new, Mr Caynor has been in the tobacco business for a number of years. They employ from twelve to fifteen hands, and use about 25,000 pounds of leaf annually in the production of plug Tobacco. None but the best leaf is used by this firm, and their goods have a wide reputation for excellence. Both of these gentlemen are well known here, and are highly esteemed as good citizens and business men.

    Mr Budington is the representative and manager of the Howe Sewing Machine Company, in south-west Missouri. He is an experience machine man, and has sold many in the city and vicinity. Mr Budington's headquarters are in the Metropolitan Hotel building, where he will at all times be pleased to exhibit the Howe, and to explain its advantages to any and all comers, in that agreeable and plausible manner so peculiar to himself.

    It is often that a town is judged by its hotel accommodations. If this rule should be applied to Springfield, we know the decision will not be averse. In this respect she is well provided, and among other hotels here, is the Metropolitan, one of the largest outside of St Louis, in the State. It is built entirely of brick, is four stories high, and is 100 by 110 feet. The building was commenced in 1870, was finished for occupancy in 1872, and was built by a joint stock company at a cost of $55,000. It is now owned by five individuals. The Metropolitan has 80 rooms, with accommodations for 150 guests. Is well lighted and ventilated throughout. The Western Union Telegraph company have an office in the hotel, and the Post Office is on the ground floor. Busses run to and from all trains.

    This firm are the successors of Richards & Farrier, and sell dry goods, groceries, hats and caps, boots and shoes, notions, etc. they have been doing business under the present style of firm for only two years, but both are old experience merchandisers. They are courteous affable gentlemen who keep a good stock of goods. In addition to the above mentioned articles, they keep constantly on hand plaster, cement and hair. Store in Phoenix building, South street, nearly opposite the St James Hotel.

    Mr Guffin is the only exclusive musical dealer in the south-west. He is well known in the surrounding counties, having taught and conducted musical festivals and conventions in the principal towns in them, and is regarded as very successful. He is musical director of the Springfield Choral Association, and occupies a similar position in a musical association at Carthage. Mr Guffin takes a deep interest in all matters pertaining to music, and is striving hard to educate the popular mind to a more correct appreciation of its beneficent influence. His untiring exertions in this direction for the past three years are now producing their fruits, and we are told that there is more interest taken in musical matters than ever before in Southwest Missouri. There is also a constantly increasing demand for instruments. This, to a casual observer, may appear a mere matter of business, but there is more in it than that. Music is the concomitant of refinement, her twin sister, and an advance in the former betokens a corresponding movement in the latter.
    Mr Guffin may be found in the Metropolitan Hotel building. He sells the well know Arion and parlor Gem pianos, and the celebrated "Estey" organ. Also, deals in sheet music and musical merchandise of all kinds. Those who have the good fortune to know him, regard him as a liberal minded gentleman and a good business man.

    Mr Gage came to Springfield some years since to engage in the Stove and Tinware business. His business from a small beginning has continued to increase, until now he carries the largest stock in the city. Being closely connected with some of the leading stove manufacturers of St Louis, Mr Gage possesses decided advantages in the purchase of goods. He is located at the southeast corner of the square.

    Nicholas Kelly has been in the Grocery business all his life, he informs us. Some three years since he came from St Louis to Springfield and opened a regular first-class grocery store, where purchasers can find not only staples, but all the luxuries usually kept by large establishments. He is in the enjoyment of a good trade, as he deserves to be. Mr Kelly's store is near the Metropolitan Hotel, on College street.

    This firm is well established, being the successors of the oldest real estate firm in Southwest Missouri. They do a general real estate business in Greene, Stone, Christian, Lawrence and other adjoining counties, and have correspondents in all of them. Mr Bodenhamer being Recorder in the United States Land Office here, is always posted in regard to public lands. Mr Milner, the junior of the firm, practices law in addition to his regular business. Office on College street, near the Metropolitan Hotel.

    This gentleman is well and favorably known to most of the older citizens of this place. In years gone by he pursued the stove and tinware business, but retired from it for some time. He has again returned to it, and his old friends and acquaintances will, no doubt, remember him in his new location, on St Louis street, near the Square.

    These gentlemen are well and favorable known in Springfield. They have recently taken the agency for the Domestic Sewing Machine, or as it is more popularly known, the "Light Running Domestic." This machine, in St Louis and other cities where it has been introduces, is fast becoming a favorite, and is succeeding some of the better known machines. Under the management of these gentlemen, we feel confident it will find favor here. In the history of the machine, its manufacturers say:
    The light running "Domestic" was originally manufactured in the West. Seven years of invention and experiment were needed to mature and perfect it; the object being to produce a machine of great simplicity, direct application of power, and great range of work, combined with the least possible change in adapting it to different purposes. The result is a double-thread lock-stitch machine, running lighter and more easily operated than any other shuttle machine Many people may never have heard of it, owing to the large amount of unoccupied territory, but if agencies were as widely organized as those of other companies, its sales would largely exceed those of any other machine. Though costing more and higher in price than any of the standard machines, it has met with a success surprising to its best friends; its popularity is another proof of that wise disposition of the people, which is a marked feature of the present time, to regard the cost of an article as a subordinate consideration.
    Messrs. Barnes & Donham are located on Boonville street, corner of Olive, where they will exhibit the merits of the Domestic to all who will call.

    Mr Pemberton is the agent in Southwest Missouri for the Singer Sewing Machine Company, and has been very successful. He employs about twenty sub-agents, and is now selling over one hundred machines a month. The machine he represents is very popular, and they claim for it that this New Family Machine is capable of a range and variety of work such as once thought impossible to perform by machinery. We claim, and can show, that it is the cheapest, most beautiful, delicately arranged, nicely adjusted, easily operated, and smooth running of all the family sewing machines. It is remarkable not only for the range and variety of its sewing, but also for the variety and different kinds of texture which it will sew with equal facility and perfection, using silk twist, linen or cotton thread, fine or coarse, making the inter-locked-elastic-stitch alike on both sides of the fabric sewn. Thus, beaver cloth or leather may be sewn with great strength and uniformity of stitch; and, in a moment, this willing and never wearying instrument may be adjusted for fine work on gauze or gossamer tissue, or the tucking of tarlatan, or ruffling, or almost any other work which delicate fingers have been known to perform. By calling on Mr Pemberton, at this office under the Metropolitan Hotel, the truth of the foregoing statement can be tested.

    This institution of learning was organized and chartered in July of the present year. It takes its name from its principal founder, Samuel F Drury, Esq., of Olivet, Michigan.
    About one hundred thousand dollars, in money and property, has been already pledged to it. Of This amount about one-half has been contributed by the citizens of Springfield and vicinity, and the remainder by friends of education from outside the State. Still larger sums from abroad are expected.
    The site chosen for the college is a peculiarly fine one. It comprises about twenty-five acres of open field and oak grove which slopes very gradually from toward the the south and west, lying on Benton Ave three-quarters of a mile northeast from the Public Square and the same distance south from the railroad station in North Springfield. Few American colleges have so fine a compass as this must prove when properly laid out by the landscape gardener and adorned with fine college buildings.
    Through only organized as a college in July, the first building, of brick and containing six excellent school rooms, is already, at date of writing, (September 1, 1873,) well advanced toward completion, and advertisements are out for the opening of the first college term of study on the 25th of September, inst.
    It will afford equal advantages to both sexes according to the modern and now popular method.
    The college has two very full and complete courses of study, the classical, same as that in the older colleges of the country, and the scientific, in which the study of modern languages and physical science is made especially prominent.
    Connected with the College proper is a preparatory department, having the best features of an excellent grammar school, and a first class scientific and classical academy. Scholars enter here for a longer or shorter period-prepare themselves for college, for business, or for school teaching.
    The plan of the College contemplates the erection of extensive dormitory buildings for students of each sex. One for young ladies, will, it is expected, be erected the present year. Here lady students from abroad will reside with the Lady Principal, very much as in the usual boarding school. Other buildings will follow as the patronage of the College demands it.
    The charges for instruction in Drury College will be kept just as moderate as possible, in order to render these advantages accessible to youth of humble means. Hence a large fund for the support of instructors is necessary. Here, as in other colleges worthy of the name, the fees exacted from students for tuition, forming only an insignificant portion of the actual cost to the college of the work of instruction.
    The founding of Drury College has been undertaken by members of the Congregational denomination of Christians, and a majority of the Board of Trustees is permanently restricted to that denomination by the provisions of the college charter, and of certain pecuniary foundations for its support. At the same time, the Trustees disclaim any intention to promote the interests of sectionalism in any form.
    The Board of Instruction for the present, as announced in a recent circular, consists of Rev N J Morrison, D D, President of the College, Instructor in Mental and Moral Philosophy; Rev George H Ashley, Principal of the Preparatory Department and Instructor in the Classics, German and Physics; Mons. Paul Roulet, Instructor in French and Mathematics; Miss Florence White, Principal of the Ladies' Department and Instructor in English Branches. Other instructors will be added as the patronage of the college shall demand.
    Springfield is admirably fitted to be the site of a successful and influential college. It is the natural business and social center of a wide extent of country-the chief town in fact of all southwest Missouri. The climate is peculiarly healthy and agreeable, attractive alike to the residents of the warmer and lower regions of the south and west, and to people in States farther north, who seek to place their children at school out of reach of the intense cold.
    Placing itself in close sympathy with the work of general education among the people, and seeking especially to train accomplished teachers for the schools of S. W. Missouri, under judicious management, Drury College must rapidly advance to a position of much influence, and to the front rank among American colleges.