September 25, 1890
Twenty Minutes at Fredonia
Ye editor had occasion to pay the city of Fredonia an afternoon call Friday. She is up and at it as far as business is concerned. There are fourteen business houses in the dual place and business is divided up as follows:
D. B. Furgeson, hardware.
G. E. Caldwell, dry goods.
Sam Howerton, dry goods.
Joe Deboe, groceries.
Rice & Rice, groceries.
J. A. Garner, dry goods.
Deboe & Jacobs, groceries.
H. C. McGoodwin, hardware.
Dr R. R. Morgan, drugs.
T. J. Morgan, dry goods.
F. T. Byrd, dry goods.
John B. Dorr & Co, furniture.
Jas Bugg, drugs.
W. B. Moore, groceries.
They are all pleasant business men and appear to be doing a good business, and are peaceful, contented and happy, shaking a poor editor's hand as heartily as if a fat pocket book was within his grasp.
Judge Garner holds the scales of justice as police judge, and we are satisfied that he is going to have that mudhole, between the new and old town, arrested, for it was FULL, and is certainly a public nuisance.
Henry McGoodwin, erstwhile a citizen of Marion, has plenty of work to do; besides keeping house, selling hardware, editing the Fredonia department of the Princeton Banner, he has a b----, no, not boy, but big, fine English mastiff pup to play with.
Walter Byrd puts great store by the fine country surrounding the town. He suggested the idea that Crittenden, Caldwell, Lyon and Livingston counties ought to unite and hold a big fair every year, and that the central point and place for holding it, is Fredonia. This is not a bad idea.
Dr Morgan had been out to the Baptist Association the day before, and was telling how Elder Taylor's sermon on disputed points of church doctrine worried Uncle John Hillyard.
J. T. Morgan had been to the Association, and when returning lost his grip on the buggy, fell to the ground, and for his trouble carries his arm in a sling.
Sam Howerton is the hustler of South Fredonia, and he seated us on a cushion chair, while he wrote a card for the readers of the Press, which will be found in another column.
Geo Caldwell is the chattiest man in South Fredonia. George has a fine milk cow, that he thinks a great deal of. She gives five gallons of milk per day, and if any man has a cow to beat this record he can have the blue ribbon.
Source: Crittenden Press. (Marion, Ky.) 1879-1907, September 25, 1890, Image 1 - Chronicling America - The Library of Congress.
[My comments are in brackets.]