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Lufkin Businesses 1888

Lufkin Businesses 1888

This firm, composed of C. Mantooth and W. A. Abney, occupy a commodious building which is well stocked with general merchandise, consisting of dry goods, groceries, clothing, hardware, notions, &e. This house was established in Jan, 1884, and transacts business yearly amounting from $12,000 to $15,000. Owing to the business qualifications and affability of these gentlemen, they are deservedly popular with those trading at Lufkin, people visiting their store once, being apt to come again.

The drug store kept by Dr. J. A. Abney and Mr. J. M. Scurlock, was started Oct. 1st, 1887, (having bought out Mr. A. C. Vinson). They make a specialty of compounding prescriptions with accuracy and care, the Doctor being a physician of 18 or 20 years experience and his partner, a practical pharmacisr, well posted in all the details of the business. They keep a large stock of fresh drugs, oils, paints, patent medicines and fancy articles. They do a fine business, having the confidence of their patrons.

Some time since James Herrinton and Son, sold out to B. E. Moore, who in turn disposed of the stock of goods on July 25th, to the above named firm consisting of Mrs. Wm. Chancy and Mr. R. L. Denman. They propose replenishing their stock and filling up the shelves, when purchasers can find anything from a knitting needle to a plow, everything, in fact, that is usually carried by general merchants. They have already a good run of business and hope by care and attention to secure a large trade.

At this house the thirsty traveler tarrieth and is refreshed. Mr. Weaver keeps a fine stock of liquors, wines and cigars, as well as the amber hued brew of Gambrinus. He is the agent for the Gold Star cigar and has on hand, Our Monarch, Paul Jones, Old Monarch and Reb Stock Malt Whiskies, as well as the favorite Schlitz; Pilsener bottled beer. During the heated term, be keeps beer on draught, which is always fresh, cool and palatable.

The gentleman whose name appears at the head of this article, has been in business at this place for the past three years. Having been for some time on the road, as a commercial traveler, he is extensively acquainted and fully posted as to what the public need. He keeps a full supply of everything embraced under the head of general merchandise, such as groceries, dry goods, notions, &c., and during the busy season of the year, has his hands fall attending to the wants of his many customers.



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