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Cuba Advocate (Newspaper) - March 23, 1900, Cuba, Kansas PTJBLISHED liST THE INTERESTS OF LAST AND JOHN Editor and Prapfcfiir JjOOATED IN THE CENTER OF A VERY BIOH AGRICULTURAL AND STOOK R IT IS BOUND TO KEEI IN THE OF IMPROVEMENT AND A of the biographies of profess ional and representative citizens of Cuba will show what a hustling little city it Investors will find Cuba rarr excellent place to and homeseekers will find good good and a uptodate Cuba is not a worn out struggling for rehab itation and like many an ambitious village of the ad vertising for population and basing itsinducements oil gorgeous scenery or the marvelous healthinlnessof its The little city of Cuba does not claim to be a veritable paradise but what it it has in a substantial manner and it has every advantage and improvement that goes to make up a modern little To give a history ef Cuba since its inception and the de tails of its rise and progress is not the purport of this but rather to give a correct account of her present standing as a city and trading From a business Cuba has no superior in the state lor Being the center of a agriciilimial and stock raisiugcorainuirity it can claim many advantages not pos sessed byother cities of this it having the territory almost exclusive of This gives Cuba a large territory from which to draw it uses tothe best possible jMAYOH OF A man wop has been offlpially con nected with the cityr of Cuba since its inception and today occupies highest of the municipality is He was born in AValroth where he was reared and educated in the public schools and Geneva Sem While yet a mere youth he apprenticeship as cabinetmakerr in and followed that avocation Kansas in Upon hii arrival in this state he came to Republic county and took up a He encaged in farm ing and stock raising nnil 78 when he located in oldCnbaand opened ii fum itnre and undertaking which he conducted until the present town of Cuba was started He then removed hisAtore to this place and for six years did a most successful busir Closing out his business he en araired in contrasting and building wofck which he has since fol At the flrst election hefd in the present town of Tnprham was chosen as a member of the council and a short Hme later was elected Mnyor for one Since then lie has been almost a continuous member of council until he again elected 96 and is now Rprvinn his fourth consecutive term which fact is in itself a proof of his of the esteem in which he is held by the ottizws of Tncrham also justice of peiicp having Iven an f office for th two As a nit iz n and onieril js nnivprsvlly popular nnd hisbly re Ai a and he ranks in the lead in tnis vicinity and the patronage given him dpmonstrates he is to and ritttfail Ingharri for estimates bnpiness and professional rney of a few ex liberal and progressive men who stand ready at all limes to maintain the dignity of the town and further its The townsite was platted ID the advent of the Burlington railroad From that has sprung the thriving city It bas had no mushroom but ratlier that of steady citizens always adapting themselves and takin advantage of every new im tiint would aid in keeping the city on a par with cjties of much greater Prior to the laying of the present townsite of small inland trading point now known us old Cuba was located one mile east and twamiles where were a few storesana a post Communication with railroad points was by the present town of Cubft Was the old town was abandoned arid the business houses were removed to this A commodious puhltc school building built of containing four rooms places contemplating the town in thelead as an educational Lnst year a challenge was issued ty Cuba to any town of its size in the to produce a list ofschool teachers cqnal in number to that that had cotneTrom its public If Cuba has ope be proud of more than another It is the many excellent m her Our piistors men of Christian zeal and Kansas is said by statisi icians to have more churches In propbn tion to ite population than any other state in the union and Cuba does much toward keeping tip her The following is a list of religious inattbns represented Methodist Free Methodist and Isidores Ixoman This also one of the few towns in the state that has a system of water works for fire A water tower fifty feet in height with capacity of 1QDO barrels IB nearing The plant when completed will about The town has improved much withinthe past year and the jeat will without doubt be the greatest era of in its history Coba also takes front rank as a shipping grain and and live stock are from here than any town of its size on the of the The farmers and stockraisers living within reach of the town are prosperous and are liberal In the following brief sketch we present the leaders In their respective lines and ia reading them through it will be noticed there are business vacancies which should be taken advantage orT by persons seeking a location in a wide thrifty A commercial club has recently been formed and enterprising business njen With amall capital should know some of the superior advantage ottered by Cuba f One of the most important Industries of Cuba is thtTlIaskeu1 Bosworih Produce of which Woodruff is i Both jdhnsou Woodruff was reared and educated remaining in the state until 84 when he removed to Nebraska and engaged intlie produce fie hrts followed that business con tinuously since with much In 95 he came from Beatrice to Cuba and took the management of the HasRell Bosworth Companys branch produce Since coming here Woodruff has not only established a business reputation for himself second to none in this section of the but has through courtesy and sqnare the busi ness under his management to the front rank of Cnbaa business institu As a business man and private citizen Woodruff stands ever ready do his utmost for the advancement of the city and its people and is universally popular The headquarters of the produce de partment of this extensive business is at with branch houses afr Fall and at Sabettia and This Company completed a short time ago a Skimming Station at this which began operations January third this is alsounder the manage ment of The main of the dairy depart ment of this Company is at They have one hundred skimming stations in active operation throughout Colorado aud of wniciiCubaJs Tnese of the great est value and advantage to the farm for their milk can be brought here the butter fat extracted in a few the townships most success fui business mm and farmers is Wooden a gentleman of natural busi ness qualifications he has since early youth applied those essentials to eyery day life until today he is known among his friends and business as sociates as a man of unusual business enfegrity and Wooden is Yorker b bornin Green that where he reared and until eighteen years ot this age he removed to lielte wherehe engaged in farming for three Then following Horace Greeleys ad vice came to grow up with the country and located on a homestead three miles southwest of the present site of He was but eight dajs past his majority when he took up his iiftyjive milea away was bis nearest railroad point and it may be imagined what many of the discomforts and ihcon veniences were until the railrdads made their closer advent and other settlers to be While not yet past the meridian of life he may be numbered among the pioneers of this comparatively With industry and close application to work and business Wooden began the improvement of his homestead which is one of the Quest improved aiid most productive farms in the substamial largest orch ard in Republic county and ainong the best in the has made his farm one of the land marks of this In connection with his farming he is also an extensive stouk buying and shipping in large For the past eight years he has acted as horse buyer forHorton of Grits New for whom he has pur CUBA HIGH SCHOOL PHOTO SHELDON pany hes Increased during Ludwlckl liable and courteous he is one of tne moti popular business men of this People always like to buy where can get right prices and courteous and it should be borne In mind that Lad wick gives LllH U U Irtl Jll JlJII nnnates and the milk returned chased any thousands of doUars sweet ana pure for usefaud the calves and This butler fat pays the milker from four to five cents better price than worth of stock during that time and at present is engaged in purchasing several carloads In addition to his other extensive FBANK One of the most prominent and histh respected citizens of llichland town the subject of this A native of New hs was born that where he irai reared and Bager was ia his teens barely finished bis work ia the public schools when the echoes of the and number of enduriug the usual hardships and difficulties incident to a life in new Purchasing a fine farm of 160 acres one mile northeast of he now has it nicely improved with neat and substantial buildings and in a high state of his resi dence here bager has prbveh a man of sterling idegritjrand thepeople of the townsfrip have proven thulr ap preciation of his superior qualities by honoring the office of justice of the peace for sixteenyears and township trustee for four During the past Sager has turned bis attentioa to the breeding of lliorougbred and in which he is acquiring a reputation for handling the purest bred and the most select animals of these rtepeotiw He takes great in his droves and spares no pains or expense keeping 1 war were Be was among the flnt to respond to the countrys lg tbe 1st throughout the war with and After returning iome at close war he decided to tide tyectwatd and located Hlinols in fee was married to MlssiJusan Engaging in farming I red there until 1878 when be i imbued with tbe Kansas fever i them in the ranks of the stand ard i As an upright a true friend to those in a man who can always be relied on upon any aud al liberal and projrieuBtve of Sager stands one of the Ibest known and highly respected citizens of Cuba arid A POHTlON OV MAIN STREET LOOSING PHOTO BY BUEBMAN 4 ness ived be has since mW and1 the Bad advent aadjhe now 0uba was a LOVEfrBTJRG fiASL VEHICLES AND FARM The resident and senior member of this representative firm Kasl who was born near Vben about five years of age his parents America locating in Tamey where they lived until u that year Kasl and his parents came locating Kepublic a few miles from the present site of Here Kasl took upa home stead in this towuuliip and followed ngand BtocS raldioe much success until one year ago when in company with the present bnalnesa from Frank also conducts a sin liar busl at Narka and resides This firm carries one ot the beat sotk of 1m bungles aud wagons In this part of the Tney handle all kinds of including the McCorinlck John Deere the Brown1 the Com panys goods ot La parts of tbe MeOprmiek binder are carried in The leading makes la the Lake City and the La Crosse are handled IncludlnR the Pioneer spilng etc Eaal Is one of tbe best known citizens of Cuba and of uudoubted In In parch tslnp goods it phould be borne in mind that anything purchased from tola firm Is as repreieDtea aad representation will be Those Implements or any thing In of tuU firm should look It tbelr goods and get their prices before I to say nothing of the labor saved in churning and the care of the The creamery industry is on the in crease in Kansas and the present prices and the prospect of good prices the there is more money made selling milk than other product of the If the business he has for the past ten years been engaged in the nursery importing several car load lota each year to supply the A pleasant gentleman and of undoubted liberal and pro Wooden is universally T A Institution of Unusual dl for a town of and one of the most successful enterprises in tbe is that of Sheldon Son which began business here last and during that short time have built up a splendid patrbn The store occupies a large two story brick fitted with every convenience necessary to a business Of such The drygoods department contains aq extradordinary large stock of the fliest and mist season able dress ladies ready made skirts and a fine Hue of kid There are few retail dry goo is stocks in this part of tha state thrf this in variety or qiality and the assort ment is such as to bu most valuable to ladies in making selections luaay of these Shipments of new spring and summer goods are being received In tbe shoe department will be found tbe latest and most popular styles of footwear for wonnu and children these gooJs are pelected service as welt The gents furnishingstock complete with the latest and bes in up to date cuffj and the largest stock ot hats In the Here may nlsc be found an immense line of and boys trousers which are being sold at bot tom A nice line of clothing is also Including trunks and line seldom found out side the large cities Is foon I irorn finest Moquette to the cheap but aervicable In connection with the grocery depart country produce bought at the best market The lowest prices prevail on tlM freiliest and bast of staple aBdianey the stock beirifc so large and well assorted as to render selections an easy fullHie cf fresh garden seeds has just been Business is rapidly increasing In volume as store becomes better known and is becoming every day more popular the public as a genuine bargain Messrs Sheldon and Son are thorough merchants and tbe favor with which this extensive business has been Is a most favorable commentary upon Us MANAGEH CHICAGO LUMBER as he does his the same feed re quired to produce two pounds of tat worth 8 cents would produce one pound of outter fat worth 20 cents All the speculators who stored cream ery butter last season have made big money and will all they can get this summer at an advanced price over what was paid in Every farmer who can milk from three to cows tne coming season can surely make good money in supplying milk to tbe Creamery ciecks come rain or Butter prices during the past year were higher tlmn any year since This is theyear make mopey milk and hot winds do not effect the milk Woodruff pays cash for eggs and Wokal rightfully called the pioneer business man of as he started business with the beginning of the now present thriving little He tbe oldest harness saddfery in Cuba or although yet a young A thorough master of every detail of his be has established a reputation In tbe harness and saddlery busines that will stand test of Two years ago he added a complete stock haidware to his other business and now Carries shelf goods of all of every barb poultry hog sewing machines and in apt everything Born in Scotland in Fleming wu educated and lived until about eighteen years of Coming to America at that time hetraveled tor a short time through the different but decided that Kansas was the com ing country and accordingly located la Jewell county Where he purchased a tine farm and in Later he removed to Republic locating near Inthis part of the county lie several years owning and cultivating one ot the most productive and finely im proved farms in t he Four yean ago Fleming sold his interests t here and removed to Missouri where lie liyed for one He decided thew was no place like the Sunflower state and returned to this county purchasing a fine farm two and onehalf miles northeast of where he has reputation as one of the most success ful farmers in the In addition to bis agricultural pursuits he makes a speciality cf raising for breeding pur PolandChina hogs of the finest and purest He is one of the oldest breeders of recorded stock in the conaty or state having devoted bis attention to this ireed for the past twenty Hav tried most all other varieties he has fonnd by close study and experience that the PolandChina ia the of all others for quiqk matur ity and His business has largo he having established a largeshipping business which is greater than that of the combined in the He now has the largest herd of corded hogs in the from which he hasguaranteed stock for sale at all i Amonghis other noted stock he keeps Chief Tecnmseh ani Beat Oa by For standardbred reliable breeders would do well to Flemings iAIgentleman of known and tried THE AND SOME OF ITS We regretthat several who deelied to be madfl their Cuba Ia fortunatejln posaesfing two first class which affords it facility for shipping and passenger Tbe is one of the beat systems in tbe state and we are sorry tbat the road IB nor better represented In this Daring ot Jacksons service with tbe road here it did tbe largest sharq of tbe railroad Cosiness from this places Two of tbe most popular em1 and some ployes are dnctors i carrid In a well regulated hardware Wokal always keeps In full line of and horee Bis stock In this Is without doubt the mostcomplete in tbe Harness made order and repair Ing done at all afford all an oppor tunity get wbaj if not car ried in Wokal Is one of Cubas most thorough business men with an es tablished reputatiou for Integrity and fair One of i the largest lumber firms west the Mississippi is the Chicago Lumber whose yards may be found In almost every town and city In the middle western These yards require managers of business Integrity and also a thorough knowledge of the lumber companys manager at this enterprising and progressive ranks high in the com while every not a Kansan i other by birth Is one In Born In Iroqnoiu Cubas popular is a native of Born ia Kook that he lived there until fourteen years of His lite there was much the same as that which usually falls to the lot of tbe country divided between ahool and At the age mentioned he came to andHocated Here he engaged In farming be has since successfully We are pleased to learn that a bank ba movement baa been in prwress prominent elf ajMboi he lived there until about nine years of age bis parents camp to Locating In Washington Ludwlck was reared and ed ucated In the schools ot tbe finishing his education with a coarse at College at In 98 Ludwlok engaged In tbe lumber business which he has successfully fol lowed t In October W he position with this company bookkeeper and which he so Qfr filled tbat in Febrnwy He now resides ofl a well culjltated productive farm two miles east Being a natural Dean decided a few years ago his attention to at he has been extraordtaarily building up a large thhmgliM HerisIU6 recognized in this county country and is an adeptln manager W supervision orerUbe
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