Gloversville Businesses in 1907
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HENRY SCHUBERT. - Café, No. 21 Bleecker street. Mr. Schubert bought out this very old and firmly established stand in November, 1906, since which time he has succeeded in building up a large trade. Today the café is one of the most frequented in the city. It is a large and finely appointed place with beautiful fixtures, including a handsome bar and a large sitting room, which is for the accommodation of its patrons. Mr. Schubert is always anxious to please his man customers and friends and keeps at all times a fine stock of wines, liquors, lager, ale and cigars, and serves a fine lunch.
OSTRANDER'S DRUG STORE. - (Successor to J. A. Miller.) No. 7 North Main street, F. D. Ostrander, proprietor. Gloversville is noted for the importance of its mercantile interest, particularly those requiring more than ordinary intellectuality and a college training, such as the retail drug trade. Prominent in the city's progress in this field is Mr. F. D. Ostrander, who is proprietor of one of our leading pharmacies. This store was established here over forty years ago by Mr. Miller, and eight years ago it passed into the ownership of the present proprietor. Mr. Ostrander is a graduate of the Albany College of Pharmacy and his education and experience with the citizens. He carries pure and fresh drugs of all kinds and makes a specialty of compounding physicians' prescriptions. His soda fountain is a great attraction during the warm months, and cool and delicious drinks can be obtained at all times. His line of cigars in unequalled in the city. Three assistants are employed.
GLOVERSVILLE BUSINESS SCHOOL. - The above is a view of the building and grounds occupied by the Gloversville Business School, which was established in the year 1892, and like most schools of its kind was located on the third floor of a business block in the busy section of the city. But after a few years these quarters proved too small for the rapid increase of its pupils and they were obliged to find more commodious rooms, which resulted in the purchase of the magnificent building and beautiful grounds they now occupy as above shown. The school has become very popular throughout the state and other nearby states, as it has enrolled pupils from Vermont, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and Ohio. They have a corps of competent instructors and are doing acme grade work. We are informed that they are not able to supply more than half the help they have calls for, which is the best evidence of their popularity. They say that young men stenographers are at a premium. The business college is doing a great work for our young people. The expense is within reach of all and it places them out in the business world well armed to meet the battles of life. You will do well to write the Gloversville Business School for their catalogue, which is free for the asking.
W. H. LIVINGSTON. - Dealer in furniture and upholstery, Nos. 55-57 Bleecker street. Telephone call No. 2002. The active and extensive business transacted by this concern was inaugurated, on a modest scale, six years ago, by Tuck & Company, of which Mr. Livingston had a part interest. Six years ago Mr. Livingston became the sole proprietor by buying out Mr. Tuck's interest, and today it is one of the largest concerns of its kind in the city and constantly growing. It occupies one floor and a basement, and also requires two storehouses to care for the immense stock. All kinds of furniture are carried and each line is fully represented in this large stock, in styles to suit the means of all purchasers. Mr. Livingston is also a partner with H. J. Moore in the Mysto Manufacturing company, formed for the purpose of manufacturing the Mysto Furniture Polish and the Mysto Disinfectant, tow articles which find favor wherever introduced. Two men are employed to introduce these goods throughout the New England states and New York state.
"THE STATION." - George H. Amenta, proprietor, No. 97 West Fulton street. This in sone of the oldest and most reputable cafes in the city and has been established for over twenty years. "The Station" was formerly located on School street, in fact, first won its success and reputation there in the first twelve years of its existence. The present situation, however, is an improvement, as may be readily judged from the increase in patronage which the saloon has enjoyed during the last eleven years. "The Station" is an excellently appointed place with a magnificent bar, fixtures and accessories. A large and inviting room is furnished for parties and as a sitting room in general for customers. The line liquors cannot be surpassed, as all the beers, ales, wines, whiskeys and cordials are served with the utmost decorum and taste. The special features of the place are Haberle lager and Bowler's famous ale.
M. D. KASSON. - Flour, feed and grain, No. 20 East Fulton street. Telephone connections. This is one of the most important trade conveniences in the city and has been established for over thirty years. Mr. Kasson is well known in Gloversville and his business has flourished from the very first day that he opened his store. This latter is a large and well equipped place, where may be found a full and complete stock of flour, feed and grain, together with garden and field seeds. All goods are bought at the best prices and when the market is low so that they may be sold at the lowest possible prices. Goods are bought in the carload lot, which is another reason why they are sold at very reasonable prices. The trade transacted requires the services of a half dozen men and several delivery wagons. Satisfaction is guaranteed in every particular.
President. A. D. Norton: vice-president, E. B. Downs: secretary-treasurer and manager, E. M. Harringer. They have a fine large store on South Main street, the measurements of which are 30x110 feet. It is beautifully lighted by electric lights and is the prettiest store of its kind in eastern New York. Show cases and wall cabinets of polished woods add much to the beauty and the rich and valuable stock of jewelry, diamonds and silverware give the whole a finished appearance. A repair department is also conducted, where the finest work is done. Six assistants are required to supply the wants of the active patronage.
THE COAL COMPANY OF FULTON COUNTY. - H. G. Dewey, general manager. Office No. 17 West Fulton street. Telephone connections. This is one of the foremost coal enterprises in the city and has been established for a great many years. Its annual sale of coal is enormous, as it sells the best grades at the lowest possible figures, giving people the highest satisfaction as well as the warmest houses in the cold winter months. An idea of the extensive business done by this company may be gleaned by a lest of the yards into which it brings its coal from the fields: in Gloversville, Cayadutta street, Clinton street and Centre street: in Johnstown, State street and Main street: besides which there are yards at Fultonville, Fonda, Mayfield, Cranberry Creek, Northville, Broadalbin. From twenty to thirty wagons are kept busy daily delivering orders to all parts of the city and immediate vicinity. Mr. Dewey, as manager of this company, has been nothing less than phenomenally successful. He is a man of keenest business ability and integrity and is always found to be most reliable by the hosts of customers who trade with him constantly. Telephone orders promptly attended to.
JOHN SMITH. - Grocer, No. 138 West Fulton street. Glen phone No. 3028. Mr G. Hunt conducted this store for twenty-seven years. He was succeeded by the present proprietor. The business has been established in all some thirty years. The store, through its owner, now boasts a trade which extends over a large portion of the city and the outlying districts and is patronized by a very desirable class of customers. Mr. Smith is a grocer in every acceptation of the term and is perfectly capable, owing in his long experience in this particular line of work, of managing such a business as he now controls. The store is finely and conveniently appointed and arranged. The stock carried consists of everything that is best in the large and varied line of staple and fancy groceries, teas, coffees, spices, lard, butter, cheese, eggs, flours, fruits and vegetables in season, cigars, candies, whips, etc. The business done requires the constant and confined attention of two clerks besides the proprietor. Orders are taken, filed and delivered to any all parts of the city.
CLUETT & SONS. - Pianos and organs, No. 39 West Fulton street. Telephone connections. The members of this firm are Edmund, Fred H., Charles Fred Cluett and William Irving Johnson. The company has been in successful operation since 1854 and has conducted the warerooms and the salesrooms in this building for the past seventeen years. The Cluett piano is far too well known and too popular to need any specific mention. Everything connected with it is perfect, the sounding board, the frame, the keys, the hardware in general, and the tone. Mr. J. P. Tower is the general manager of the Gloversville warerooms, which position he has occupied since December, 1905, albeit he is an old hand at the piano business and known thoroughly its every detail. He has gained many friends since coming to this city, a fact which has materially increased the trade of which he is the head. Among the makes of pianos which Cluett & Sons handle are all the high grade pianos on the market. All instruments are first-class in every particular. There are on hand also a few second-hand pianos which are sold at a very low figure.
WILLIAM DUNBAR. - House painting and wall paper hanging. No. 87 North Main street. Mr. Dunbar has been identified with the above business for the past nineteen years or more. He is one of the very successful men in that particular line of trade in Gloversville. His work has gained its own reputation and the many jobs that he has done in this city speak forcibly of a man who thoroughly understands his trade in its every and smallest detail. Mr. Dunbar is always busy. He engages a large force of men in the same trade to assist him in the work for which he contracts, and, when once a job is entered upon, it is never left until the most satisfactory completion is made. Mr. Dunbar furnishes everything on all contract work if desired and uses Empire wall paper. Satisfaction guaranteed in all work, whether of the house painting sort or the paper hanging kind.. A specialty is made of tinting walls and ingrain and crepe papers. Anyone anticipating doing any work of this kind will do well to call on Mr. Dunbar before buying or placing contract.
THE ELITE GLOVE CO. - The new pant of the Elite Glove Co. is one of the most modern factories in Fulton county and devoted entirely in the manufacture of men's and women's fine gloves. This company was organized in 1897 and in ten years have made the "Elite Fitwell Gloves," known from coast to coast as the standard production of America. The officers of the company are Ralph A. Moses, president: Isaac Moses, secretary-treasurer.
J. C. BLEYL. - Dresser of leather of all kinds. Factory on West Center street. Glen Telephone No. 2452. This gentlemen conducts a factory where light and heavy glove and shoe leather is dressed for the trade. This business was established by T. G. Foster back in the seventies, and was acquired by the present owner in 1896. Being a man of supreme business sagacity, Mr. Bleyl has given the concern such personal attention that today he conducts one of the most important industries in Gloversville. A special line of dressing ought to be mentioned, viz, the chrome flesh finish, imitation of buck. This is Mr. Bleyl's standby and he banks his reputation upon it more than upon any other dressing he makes for the market. To manufacture such a complete line of shoes and glove leather as is done in this factory necessitates a large area of factory space. Mr. Bleyl's building is three stories high, is fitted with the latest machinery and appliances needed for the most profitable manipulation of business in hand, and the capacity of the plant is 100 to 150 dozen per day. A new feature is the dressing of dip glove leather, which equals, if not surpasses, the imported dip glove leather.
THE CHARLES TANNERT COMPANY. - Manufactures of gloves, No. 95 South Main street. This concern is one of the largest industries represented in Gloversville, as it employs over four hundred hands in the execution of its business. It has a New York office at No. 757 Broadway and is represented by a large factory in this city. The company was established in the year 1878. Mr. S. Schrecker is the vice president and manager of the local plant. The plant is most completely equipped with all that is best in the line of glove making machinery. The output of this factory is a large one, the main products being fine kid and castor driving, walking and coaching gloves, also automobile gauntlets. They make a specialty also of the manufacture of white, black and pearl gloves. The concern as a whole is a remarkable success and this plant is one of the city's most important factories.
WADSWORTH'S LIVERY. - Nos. 68-72 West Fulton street. Glen 'phone No. 2132. Frank Wadsworth is the proprietor of these stables and has acted in that capacity for the last eighteen years. The success to which he has attained needs no great amount of comment, for everyone in the city knows just where to go when he desires to engage a first-class horse or horses, and rig to match. In fact everything pertaining to these sales and livery stables is first-class. The capacity for boarding is extremely large, as there is room and to spare for fifty odd head of stock; a new and handsomely constructed barn having been reared only a few years ago where horses may be boarded according to the most modern principles of sanitary livery. The buildings all told cover an area of 154 by 66 feet and are two stories high. Carriages and other vehicles are abundant, giving ample opportunity for choice and selection. They are all up-to-date and of the most fashionable styles. Twelve funeral hacks are on hand at all times for immediate use. The business transacted requires the services of six hands besides the proprietor and the most courteous attention is accorded to all.
THE HOTEL, UNION AND RESTAURANT. - G. W. Bacchus, proprietor, No. 47 South Main street. Telephone connections. The location of the hostelry is well known to hordes of traveling men who make their periodic visits to Gloversville during the various seasons of the year. It is centrally located in the business section of the city and convenient for a great many others besides traveling salesmen. The house has been established for the past twenty-five years and has remained on the same street and in the same block for twenty-two years. This is one of the causes of its great popularity. The hotel contains about fourteen rooms and will accommodate nearly sixteen guests. The rooms are all furnished in the most modern style, many of which are en suite, with baths in connection. The dining room is on the first floor and the lunch room is in the basement. Meals are twenty-five cents. The hotel is conducted on the European plan only. The manager, Mr. Bacchus, is a hotel man of long experience and takes particular interest in seeing that his guests are always well and properly cared for.
J. H. DRAKE. - Manufacturer of plain and fancy boxes, No. 22 Cayadutta street. Telephone connections. To be engaged in business for almost fifty years in the same town is a criterion of one's success and popularity in the venture which he has followed so faithfully and well. The establishment of Mr. Drake dates back to the year 1859, when he began in a very small way to manufacture paper boxes. By diligent application and continued, but untiring, efforts the business thus began before the Civil war has grown to be one of the most eminent industrial enterprises in the city of Gloversville. Mr. Drake, the present proprietor and manager of the concern, is confident that the goods turned out under his supervision cannot be surpassed by any articles of similar description in the state of New York.
MISS A. HODSELL. - Millinery, No. 58 North Main street. This is one of the recent developments in the trade conveniences of Gloversville and has been established for a few years over a decade. Miss Hodsell has been eminently successful in the conduct of her business and today she has a following of which she may well be proud. Her work has done wonders for her in the manner of acquiring customers. None but the finest millinery articles ever leave her store and she takes particular delight in providing for her large patronage the latest styles in her line. The result is that people are always satisfied and consequently patronize her store when in need of anything in the millinery line. Her prices are always of the lowest for the quality of the goods sold and within the reach of all. Retrimmings and retouchings are done with the utmost care and with dispatch. The stock of goods carried cannot be surpassed by any similar line in the city. Four assistants are engaged in aid in the management of the trade.
GEORGE W. CONOVER. - Meats, etc., corner of Church and Bleecker streets. Telephone no.3016. This man started in the meat business eighteen years ago, when he was twenty-three years of age, and today he conducts the oldest and best known meat establishment in the city. He is a meat cutter of the finest type and from long experience in the trade is thoroughly acquainted with every detail of it. He has conducted this store for about four years. It is a fine place, well fitted and up- to-date in every respect. The stock in trade consists of everything that is best in the general line of meats, bologna and frankfurts. Mr. Conover is also the sole maker of that famous sausage known far and wide as the "Star Brand" pork sausage. Through careful attention and the employing of competent labor his business has increased so that he is doing one of the largest business in the city. Everything is done in the most careful and attentive manner and to the best interests of the customers. Orders are promptly delivered.
THE ELK RESTAURANT. - Allen E. Havens, proprietor, No. 1 Fremont street. There is no more up-to-date restaurant in the city that the one managed by the before mentioned gentleman, and popularly known as the Elk Restaurant. The place has been established for about two years, and in this short period it has proved its usefulness in the most extraordinary manner. The food is always excellent and well prepared. All dishes are served with skill and in accordance with the most modern methods of the culinary are. Meals are served at all hours and ladies and gentlemen find this the best spot in which to partake of the finest eatables. Special attention given to parties and receptions. A corps of competent waiters is employed to take care of the trade.
RISING & ROSS. - Prescription pharmacists, No. 11 South Main street. One of the oldest established drug stores in this section and under the new management the store will be all remodeled with the very latest equipments that comprise a first-class, well conducted pharmacy. Competent and courteous clerks are in charge. All we ask is a visit to our store to convince you that we are doing business in a first-class manner. We handle everything in the line of patent medicines, fancy and toilet articles, and Apollo chocolates. Ice cream the best in the city. Agents for Vinol. Rising & Ross, the hustlers.
THE ROSSMORE CAFÉ. - No. 23 South Main street. The proprietor of this very popular café is C. L. Place. He has been the proprietor of the business for two years. It is conveniently located in the central part of the city and caters to a large and excellent class of trade. The café is appointed in the most exquisite manner, putting forth an appearance that is attractive and wholesome. The bar is the feature of the house and over it are served the finest drinks that ever proceeded down the throat of suffering mankind, beers, ales, liquors, cordials, whiskeys, wines, foreign and domestic, soft drinks, cigars and all the accessories of a first class café. The business done requires the services of two assistants and all drinks are served in the finest style imaginable.
THE AETNA SILK COMPANY, OF NORFOLK, CONN. Office of the Gloversville salesrooms in the Parkhurst block. Telephone connections. This company are manufacturers of machine twist, buttonhole twist and sewing silk for all of which goods there is a constant demand in Gloversville because of the large number of gloves and mittens manufactured here annually. Glove manufacturers cannot possibly get along without and excellent quality of twist and sewing silk and that is the reason why they insist upon keeping a representative of the Aetna Silk company in this city. The company has been doing a large and successful business for the past thirty years. They sell to manufacturers only and keep samples of their goods constantly at the salesroom for inspection at any time. Miss Lorena Welch, the general manager of the salesroom, has been with the company for about two years. She is a young business woman of keen intellect and has an entertaining way about her which keeps the trade on the increase incessantly.
HART & WILLIAMS. - Dealers in groceries, No. 12 East Pine street. Telephone connection No. 2117. These well known and popular purveyors of the necessities of life have been in business in this city since 1888. Their reputation for keeping the best in everything in their particular line is so good among their customers that an inquiry as to the reliability of goods is an unheard of thing at their grocery shop. The groceries are all of the best quality and the customers know it. The line consists of canned and bottled goods of every description, flours, provisions, cakes, pies, sugar, vegetables, cigars, tobacco, etc. The store conducted by Messrs. Hart and Williams is roomy and well kept, there being ample accommodation for the best as well as the most economical management of the trade. One delivery wagon is kept in constant commission, for orders are taken and delivered with the great promptness.
J. G. & T. ROBINSON. - Factory and office on Railroad avenue. Telephone connections. Here is a firm that has been in successful operation in this city since 1887. Messrs. J. G. and T. Robinson are both natives of England, but came here in 1877 and have the interest and welfare of Gloversville at their finger tips constantly. As manufacturers of leather they are found in the brightest light of well deserved popularity. They have under their personal management a factory wherein the finest kid mocha and suede leather is dressed that can be found on any leather market in the country. Their factory is a fine one, covering a large area, 50x175 feet, and five stories high. It is most completely equipped with the best known and most modern apparatus and machinery for the production of the goods which have made their work famous. No cleaner or more elegantly ordered factory can be found in the city. Almost tow hundred hands are employed, among whom are some of the most expert workmen. They operate their own electric light plant and also have a plant where they decrease all their output of leather. Their success in business can be readily seen by comparing the cut of the building where they began and one which they now occupy.
C. H. VICTORY. - No. 181 North Main street. The above gentlemen is a tradesman of some thirty years' experience in this city, twenty-nine of which he held forth in Fulton street, removing about one year ago to his present more ample and convenient quarters at the address given. Mr. Victory primarily is a repairer of sewing machines and for this particular feature of his work he extremely well qualified, because for years he has been connected both with the Singer and the Wheeler & Wilson machine companies. In his nicely appointed store and shop his trade comes from the surrounding country. His trade is extensive and continually growing and no one enjoys a better custom or appreciates his custom more than Mr. Victory.
J. N. CONDMAN. - Café, No. 171 North Main street. This well known establishment has been in business here for something like twelve years, and during all that time has sustained a reputation for being one of the finest and most up-to-date cafes in the city, where only the best of everything is served, and where customers are treated with the greatest courtesy. An excellent line of all the choicest wines, liquors and cigars is carried. The café is an ideal one in every particular, fitted up and adorned with the most exquisite bar and pool room. Mr. Condman is extremely popular with his host of customers, as he is a bartender who thoroughly understands the business and who can serve drinks properly mixed and with the greatest promptness and decorum.
S. BLUM. - Merchant tailor, Heacock block, corner main and West Fulton streets. Telephone connections. One of the most prominent tailoring establishments in this city is that conducted by Mr. Blum, whose superior work in this particular line is too well known to require more than casual mention. He has been in the business for over thirty years. He began as a tailor's apprentice in 1876; worked at the trade with earnestness and untiring efforts, and in the year 1889 opened a tailoring house for himself. He has occupied his present location for about nine years. Mr. Blum's work recommends itself to all carful and stylish dressers s that of a skillful and high class tailor. Conscientious attention to minute details has made his business what it is today, when it keeps three skilled and expert workmen at work every day in the year. Nothing is used in the making of suits but the best quality of goods, and the cutting, fitting and finishing are done to suit the taste of the most fastidious.
GEORGE BOUDREAU. - Barber shop, No. 28 Bleecker street. This is one of the most popular tonsorial parlors in the city and has been established for the past fifteen years. The shop is nicely arranged and appointed, with three chairs of the latest make and pattern and elegant fixtures throughout. Mr. Boudreau is an artist of long experience and is thoroughly acquainted with every detail of the barber's trade. He keeps two assistants to aid in the management of the business. All are excellent barbers who know how to keep and use their tools.
STURM'S BAKERY. - Charles Sturm, proprietor, No. 16 Church street. This business has been established in this city for about seven years. For five years it occupied what is known as the Morris Frank building on Main street. Two years ago Mr. Sturm, a man of many years of experience as a baker, acquired the concern and he infused new life into it and placed it in the front ranks with other concerns of its kind in the city. He now enjoys a large and profitable trade. He uses none but the very best materials to be found and is careful to keep these as pure and fresh as possible. The growing trade makes it necessary for him to employ eight experienced assistants and two wagons.
THE MORNING HERALD. - March 27, 1897, the paper sprung into existence from what remained of the old Gloversville Daily Standard. A stock company owned and continued its publication for some time until it passed into the hands of William H. Freeman. He controlled its destinies but a brief time, when the paper became the property of the late Hervey Ross. Under his able editorship the paper became a power in Democratic politics and his splendid editorial utterances made up for what the paper lacked in matter of telegraphic and home news. August 15, 1902, The Morning Herald was purchased by a stock company and the speedy introduction of Mergenthaler linotypes and a modern press, together with other up-to-the-minute machinery necessary for getting out a live newspaper, gave new life to the venture which had heretofore been conducted with varying success financially and The Morning Herald took its place well in the foreranks of the leading morning newspapers of the state. Since that time there has been no retrogression; The Herald continued to thrive and grow. October 1, 1906, the paper passed from the control of the stock company to the sole ownership of Charles B. Knox of Johnstown, who is the present owner, and whose ideas of progress and enterprise are reflected in the strides The Morning Herald has made since he became the owner. The paper today enjoys and has for several years, the largest circulation of any newspaper published in Fulton county and has the largest number of readers of any newspaper published in the Mohawk valley between Schenectady and Utica. This success has not been easily attained. The Morning Herald has passed through deep waters many times only to rise better than before. In the first decade of its existence it was conducted under five different administrations and several times its political pulley was changed. But it has weathered every storm and today holds a position among the people of Fulton county unequalled by any other newspaper published. It is recognized as the people's paper and is credited as being the only newspaper in Fulton county that dares to speak its own mind and is not tied hand and foot to any political party or organization. Independently Republican, The Morning Herald has well demonstrated during the few months it has been conducted under the present ownership, what it represents, what it will stand for and what it will oppose. Although its creeping days are past and The Morning Herald walks erect, confident of future success, it is not yet out of its teens and much greater success and larger achievements are expected in the future than those surmounted in the past.
MILLS & BURTON. - Insurance and real estate, No. 21 West Fulton street. Telephone connections. The members of this well known and highly successful firm are F. B. Mills and S. Elmore Burton. They have been established here for the past fifteen years, for which reason they are recognized as among the safest persons with whom to carry on real estate transactions or to go to for advice in matters of insurance. Both gentlemen are interested in local and suburban real estates and give their individual attention to the matter of collecting rents and the buying and selling and exchanging of property. They take care of the interests of property holders and take charge of real estate in general. Their insurance business is extensive. They represent some of the most reliable companies in the country. In the United States Fidelity company they write fidelity and judicial bonds and burglary insurance.
BURR BROTHERS. - General lumber dealers, West eighth avenue. Telephone connection. The members of this firm are George C. and James S. Burr, both native residents of the city of Gloversville and business men of known integrity and experience. This fact is attested to by their long and successful career in the commercial and industrial activities in the city. They have been established in the lumber trade since 1878. The plant which they superintend and manage with such ability covers about eight acres, and includes, besides general ground for lumber, a saw mill, planing mill, office building, sheds, etc. The Burr brothers carry on an extensive trade both in the home town and this section of the state in all kinds of lumber. They also manufacture doors, sash, blinds, boxes, etc. Some thirty hands are employed.
CHARLES & WILSON. - Tailor, No. 20 North Main street. If you can have any desire to see the very latest patterns for men's suits, trousers, etc., that have been put up the market, call at Wilson's, the tailor. He has the finest line of cloth for suits, overcoats and vesting that can be found in this city. It is hardly necessary to say anything about his work, its quality, etc., for his enthusiastic patrons advertise him everywhere when they wear one of the suits that he makes. His work has a style of its own that gives the wearer that well groomed appearance that cannot be procured in a poorly made suit. Mr. Wilson has his pick of the best people of the city for his customers, and during the thirteen years that he has been established here he has made a firm footing and maintains a fine patronage. He employs competent assistants.
T. W. CARR & COMPANY. - Grocers, No. 135 North Main street, Gloversville, N. Y. Telephone No. 2319. This is one of the most enterprising grocery shops in the city and was established some twelve years ago by Mr. A. Olmstead. It is now conducted under the most able and successful management of the above named company, comprising Mr. T. W. Carr and his father, Mr. J. V. Carr. These gentlemen are well posted in the grocery line and have every detail of it at their fingers' ends. Their store is well fitted with handsomely appointed, and constantly stocked with a full and complete list of staple and fancy groceries, including canned and bottled goods, provisions, teas, coffees, spices, flours, vegetables and fruits in season. Orders are called for and delivered without unnecessary delay, a large wagon being kept for that particular purpose. T. W. Carr came into control of this business October 1st 1906.
THE GLOVE CITY CUTTING DIE AND MACHINE WORKS. - Manufacturers of glove and leather machinery, No. 9 Cayadutta street. This enterprising concern was established some fifteen years ago by Mr. G. V. Putman. At the present time it is under the management of Messrs. W. J. Corey and Daniel T. Little, both men of superior ability in the line of work which they superintend. They have been at the head of the works for several years, during which time they moved into new quarters, where they are in control of three stories, covering an area of 50 by 100 feet. All the latest and most up-to- date machinery for the manufacture of gloves and leather goods may be found in stock at any time, such as, among the most important, bucktails, drums, stocks, cutting dies to order, presses, blocks, finishing tools, etc. General repairing of machinery is also done at short notice. A large force of skilled workmen is employed at the works and satisfaction is guaranteed with every article that leaves the plant.
THE SHAMROCK. - Michael Holloran, proprietor, No. 66 West Fulton street. The Shamrock is an old timer, having been established years and years ago by the proprietor, Mr. Holloran. Many changes have taken place in the saloon during this long time, so that today it is considered one of the finest cafes in the city. It presents an attractive air and caters to a large, profitable and desirable patronage. The business transacted is entirely retail and a well stocked bar is conducted by experienced barkeepers, who dispense a fine line of imported and domestic wines, liquors, beers, ales and cigars. The barroom proper is large and roomy and the bar and fixtures present a very neat and pleasing appearance. The place is popular with many patrons, who make it their headquarters.
HARVEY SHEAR. - General repairing, No. 25 West Fulton street. Mr. Shear is now proprietor of this forty years old stand and has acted as such for the last seven years with the greatest success. The business which he follows is that of general repairer, giving particular attention, however, to the repairing of sewing machines. In this sort of work he has no equal or superior in Gloversville. He learned the trade young and has devoted his entire time and efforts in the execution of it ever since. In addition to machine repairing, Mr. Shear also repairs and puts into shape guns, firearms, etc. His shop is up-to-date in every respect. All the most modern machinery and appliances are installed therein and constantly utilized in the general work of repairing. Satisfaction is guaranteed, and the quality of the work can very obviously be judged for the large amount of business which continually flows into Mr. Shear's shop. A trial of his work will convince you.
A. ROYCE. - Grocer, No. 211 North Main street. Telephone connections. This gentleman conducts a very handy and convenient place of business. He carries in stock a large and varied line of goods so that he may be of some benefit to a great many housekeepers who cannot or do not wish to proceed further downtown. He has been established in the same location for over twelve years and has won and retained a large number of faithful patrons, who always find in Mr. Royce's store "just what they want." Here may be found such goods as staple and fancy groceries, canned and bottled goods, sea food, candy, oysters in season, bread, pies. Cigars, tobacco, flours, hay, feed and wood, and a great many dry and fancy goods. The store is elegantly appointed and cleanly and orderly kept throughout, giving ample guarantee to the purchasing public that what they buy in this place is the best that can be had.
A. WELLS & COMPANY. - Manufacturers of home made baked goods, confectionery and ice cream, No. 49 North Main street. 'Phone call No. 2230. This is one of the most important business concerns in the city of Gloversville. It has been established for only about twelve or fourteen months, and the prestige that it has acquired in that time is a fine credit to the proprietors, who are practical bakers of years of experience. The bakery is equipped with many modern sanitary improvements, cleanliness in handling all products being its distinguishing characteristic. Here are manufactured the most tempting dainties in the lines of eatables, as well as the more staple articles of diet. A specialty is made of home made bread, the demand for which is very great and constantly increasing. They also cater to weddings, parties and receptions in an acceptable manner. Five competent bakers are employed and one wagon is kept in constant use.
GEORGE F. TROUTWINE. - Shoe leather manufacturer, at the corner of McNabe avenue and Second street. Telephone connections. Mr. Troutwine is one of the oldest and best known leather manufacturers in the city. He has been in the business for the last twenty-six years. The plant at the above address, which he controls and manages with such phenomenal success, is the best possible criterion of the work performed therein and the quality of the shoe leather turned out upon the market. Some sixty hands are engaged and there are installed all the most modern appliances and machinery necessary to the quickest and most economical manufacture of shoe leather. The specialities of the house are neat kid, kangaroo and calf skins, for all of which Mr. Troutwine has a great reputation. Mr. Troutwine is a man of the highest business ability and integrity and is well deserving of the great success which he has attained in his particular line during the years since 1889, at which time he first began business in Gloversville. He is a native of Gloversville and a citizen of Gloversville 26 years, and is esteemed for the keen interest which he has always taken in her welfare and prosperity.
HATTY & NORTHRUP. - Manufacturers of fine gloves, Nos 146-148 South Main street. The number of Gloversville's important industries keeps on increasing steadily. A recent accession is the firm of Batty & Northrup, which was established here in 1899. This undertaking started with very bright prospects and is constituted of all the elements for permanent success. The company is engaged in the manufacture of gloves. Their up-to-date outfit includes the latest pieces of machinery, and employment is given to sixty operatives in the plant and piecework is sent out to about seventy other workmen in the city. The members of the firm are representative and highly regarded citizens and have gained a high standing in the business world.
THE ELITE MILLINERY PARLORS. - No. 13 West Fulton street. This millinery business has been established in this city for nearly fifteen years, during which time it has been attended with the greatest success and popularity. It also enjoys one of the finest and most exclusive trades in Gloversville. The parlors are beautifully arranged and appointed and the display of millinery articles set off is so attractive that a prospective purchaser is won over at once. The stock carried includes the latest styles of all lines of millinery, is of great profusion of variety and gives ample and wide opportunity for choice and selection. Hats, trimmings, tips, veilings, feathers, ribbons, etc., are some of the lines in which these parlors excel. The usual demands of the trade require seven assistants, all of whom are experienced and accomplished in the work.
WOOD & HYDE. - Tanners and manufacturers of leather for the glove, belt, and novelty trade. Tannery corner of Wood street and Pauley avenue. Office No. 26-28 North Main street. In the production of leather in their special lines there is no firm in Fulton county or throughout the entire country that has a better reputation for the quality of their output. The business has been established since 1886 and has been operated under its present title since 1902. The plant, which is one of the largest in the county, is five stories in height and 75x150 feet in dimensions, exclusive of the degreasing plant, and gives employment to nearly two hundred people. The leading branch of their business is the manufacture of genuine Kasan dip kid leather. In this product they are the largest tanners in the country. This leather equals the best product of the European market. An extensive business is done in domestic and foreign suedes and a large part of this stock is especially prepared for the manufacturing of ladies' belts and other novelties. To illustrate the progressiveness of this concern the senior member of the firm, Mr. Jos. E. Wood, sails in the middle of July for Russia and will visit the interior provinces in order to procure the necessary raw stock supply for next season's and future business. The members of the firm, Messrs. Jos. E. Wood and W. D. Hyde, are both representative men of Gloversville. Some of the various operations and processes through which the product passes in manufacture are illustrated by the different views on this page.
S. WALLACE. - Grocer, No. 3 East Eighth avenue. Telephone connections. Mr. Wallace is a grocer of some eight years' experience in the city of Gloversville, where he has met with great success by his known affability and keen appreciation of the demands of the trade with which he is connected. The grocery shop conducted by Mr. Wallace is an emporium where the best things to ear are to be found at the most reasonable prices. It is finely fitted up in the most modern manner. The shelves are always filled with a complete line of canned and bottled goods, while the windows are among the best dressed in the city. The stock also comprises staple and fancy groceries, flours, fruits, bakers' supplies, vegetables, etc. A special feature is made of the tea and coffee line, than which no better can be found. Two assistants are employed in the store and a delivery wagon is on hand to carry orders promptly to all sections of the city.
W. H. YORK. - Salt and fresh meat dealer, No. 172 West Fulton street. Telephone connection (Glen) No. 2211. This gentleman has been a prominent figure in the trade circles of Gloversville for the past six years. During that time he has conducted an up-to-date and first-class market for the retail sale of fresh and salted meats. The stock carried in this market bears its own reputation for being just what it is represented to be, as is witnessed by the number of customers who make it a special point to frequent this particular place when they are in need of real good fresh or salted meats. A special feature with Mr. York is his famous homemade sausage, which he dispenses every day at a very reasonable price per pound to numbers and numbers, to their great delight and delectation. The store is finely kept, always presenting an appearance of neatness and cleanliness. Orders are called for and delivered.
HOUCK BROTHERS. - Pharmacists, No. 11 West Fulton street. Telephone connections. The proprietors of this excellent and prosperous drug store are P. L. and F. S. Houck. They have been established in the business in this city for the last nineteen years, sufficient time for their store to have become looked upon as one of the most reliable pharmacies in Gloversville, and one where good prices and superior goods always make the customers go away with a feeling of the keenest satisfaction. The store is elegantly arranged and appointed, producing a display of articles that will attract the attention of the least observant of customers. The stock consists of a large and varied line of pharmaceutical articles, including drugs, standard medicines, toilet articles, soda water, cigars, and all things usually on hand in a first-class drug store. A specialty is made in the matter of prescriptions. Only experienced clerks are employed in this department and all prescriptions are compounded with the greatest care and accuracy from the purest drugs and chemicals.
A. J. WANDS. - Proprietor of the Up-To-Date market, No. 85 North Main street. Telephone call No. 2629. There is a certain metropolitan style about the Up-To-Date market which denotes that its proprietor is a man of experience in all the details which go to make up a first0class market, where the best of everything may be found and in the best condition. Mr. Wands is indeed an enterprising and hustling young man, and in the eleven years of his establishment her he has built up a fine and enduring patronage. For the first six years after he began business he was located at No. 43 North Main street, but five years ago he moved into larger and better quarters at the present location. Four competent clerks are required to wait on the rushing business and two wagons are in almost constant use for delivery purposes. Orders called for and delivered to any part of the city.
THE UNITED STATES FASTENER COMPANY, OF BOSTON, MASS. - W. N. Ripton, local representative, No. 23 Fulton street. Telephone connections. This company has been represented in Gloversville for the past twenty years by W. N. Ripton, a well known man in the commercial interests of the city. The way he conducts the business of the company he represents is as follows: in the large and excellently appointed store on west Fulton street he takes orders for his factory's goods, the most popular glove fasteners to be found in the country. He also keeps on hand a large quantity of the goods and in this way fills all local orders. At the store may be found at all times a great variety of fasteners sold at the regular factory prices, minus express and freight charges. All goods are sold direct to consumers and factories, thus eliminating the middleman's profits. Mr. Ripton is the representative of this company for Fulton county.
S. T. FOSTER. - General insurance and real estate agency. Money to loan. In the Heacock block, No. 9 West Fulton street. Telephone connections. Mr. Foster's offices are progressive and are conducted in accordance with the most modern methods of handling real estate of all classes. His pushing and energetic principles have made for him, in the twelve years in which he has been doing business in the city, a reputation which he has always upheld. He has made some really notable real estate transactions in and about the city, and such dealings on his part are evidence of his value to the community as a medium for the purchase and sale of property. The same significant success has attended Mr. Foster as a general insurance agent. He represents some of the best known companies in the country, among which my be mentioned the following: Agricultural Insurance company of Watertown, N. Y.: the American Fire Insurance company: Boston Insurance company, of Boston: New Hampshire Fire Insurance company: Saint Paul's Fire and Marine Insurance company, and the Firemen's Insurance company of Baltimore.
W. D. WELCH. - Fire insurance, Parkhurst block. Mr. Welch has conducted and managed a successful agency here for several years. He represents some of the best and most reliable companies. It is Mr. Welch's idea to look after the welfare of his patrons as well as the interest of his companies. He give prompt service, honest, fair and quick adjustments with all loses.
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