Union City Businesses - 1885-1887
April 30, 1885
W.T. Everson & Son expect to have their new creamery ready for business next week.
W.T. Everson & Son this week start a new cream route by the way of Tillotson's Corners. They have about 150 cows on this route, making the total of nearly 400 cows on the three routes now in operation. Other routes will be started as soon as possible.
G. Wager was ready to make cider and apple jelly at his mill after the 5th. He said that he had made considerable improvements in the mill, the most important of which was that he now had it arranged to make jelly by the new steam process. This process made the jelly much better than by the old method of boiling it in the kettle. "Take your apples to him," the Union City Times told its readers.
Mr. Frank Driscoll who has for the past few months been engaged in business at Alton, McKean Co., has returned and reopened his blacksmith shop where he will be pleased to see all of his old customers and many new ones. Mr. Driscoll is a first class workman and will guarantee satisfaction every time.
Mr. H.H. Myers is at present manufacturing pumps in the Tillottson block. He will continue to work there until spring when he will go on the road and sell them as he has done for a number of seasons past. The pump he makes is one of the very best now in use and he finds a ready sale for them wherever they are introduced.
J.P. Hearn, photographer is meeting with such unlooked for success in Waterford that he says he will soon be compelled to put in three days there in the week instead of two as at present.
S.W. Brown has again become a citizen of our place, having moved his family here yesterday. Mr. Brown will resume his old position in the firm of S.W. Brown & Co., and give the business his personal attention.
Union City Times
If you have any old books which need to be re-bound or magazines to be bound, remember we can get the work done as cheap as you can get it anywhere. Of course, if you wish to patronize outside parties instead of us, you have the privilege, and we shall continue to do what we can see as a public journal to draw trade to our city which will help all.
Miles Rogers has moved his repair shop into the Petroleum House, next door north of J.H. Thompsons. He has now very comfortable quarters, and will soon put in a stock of silverware, clocks, watches, etc. and will be ready to sell them at rock bottom prices. Step in and see Miles in his new rooms.
Mr. M.W. Shreve has been doing a driving business in the sale of buggies lately. On Saturday, he sold five and for the past two months has averaged one a day.
G. Wager has purchased one of the Schenck & Sheridan Empire State cider presses which will greatly add to his facilities for manufacturing.
On Monday last, Messrs. McIntyre & Clark, our marble dealers, contracted to put up a headstone for Mr. N. Himebaugh. The work of dressing and polishing the stone lettering, etc., was accomplished and the stone set before dark. This is what we call rapid work and shows the enterprise of the firm. The stone is a very neat one and the work upon it reflects credit to the artist.
The enterprising firm of Caflisch Bros., lumber manufacturers, have recently added a new machine to their otherwise well equipped mill, know as the Hall Combined Sheathing and Lathe Machine. With this addition, they can now manufacture sheathing and lath that is far superior to any yet put in the market. it can also be used for sidewalks and partitions as well as ceilings. It is the most sensible invention in house construction that has been introduced in the past fifty years.
Business at the Union City Mills has been unusually lively during the past two weeks they being behind in orders and running the mill a part of the night.
October 27, 1887
A. Becker & Son have rented the building lately used by the Union City Creamery company and are manufacturing several different styles of cat and mouse traps there, all being invented by A. Becker and on which he holds letters patent. There is a good demand for these traps and we predict that they will do a good business.
Mr. George Burton, an extensive fruit dealer from Erie, was in town on Friday last contracting apples from our dealers.
Haniel Clark & Co.
Proprietor of Union City Mills!
Best Equipped Full Rolling Flouring Mill in Northwestern Pennsylvania
Oats & Corn
All kinds of Mill Feed for sale at Lowest Prices
J.J. Carroll has again started up his grist mill south of Nypano Depot and will devote Mondays and Saturdays to grinding buckwheat.
G.B. Johnson is again presiding over the Johnson House as a genial host and will conduct the house in such a manner as to make it a pleasant home for all who stop with him. Mrs. "Chris" Barr, is clerk, and with his wide acquaintance with the traveling public, and his experience in the hotel business he will be a valuable acquisition to the place.
The Champion Cough Syrup Jerome Clemmons, proprietor and Smiley's Jamaica Cough Syrup, are now put up in neat pasteboard boxes which will undoubtedly increase the sales whether it improves the quality of the medicine or not.