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PAGE B3 '" Wednesday, June 13, 201 g -=- NOW NoW you : . WHAT? w wAm31-T I:I 1 Io CHASE CAT3 t': ": AP, oUI -rite !: :; F NEI BoKHooD/1" 'y MATTERS DOUG PERKS This photograph from around 1875 captures the image of two commercial buildings on the north sid6 of Charles Town's East Wash- ington Street. The photographer was standing across the street some- where near present-day Town Hall. Druggist Charles Edward Belier advertised in the Spirit of Jeffer- son that his store room was located at "Court-House Square, Charles- town." It the lower left of the photograph, you can see the iron fence that sur- rounds the front yard of the Jefferson County Courthouse. Belier prom- ised promptness when filling both physician's ~prescriptions and "fam- ily recipes, and always "at the low- estl prices." Very much like today's drug stores, in addition to medi- cines, Beller's shop offered "Fan- cy Goods and Notions." The finest French, English and American toilet soaps were available for purchase, as well as a variety of hair, tooth and nail brushes. And, just in case you needed it, Beller's had a handy sup- ply of paints, oils, varnishes, all siz- es of window glass and putty, and, of course, stationery. Not quite one stop shopping, but close! Ii~ 1868~ James Lawrence Hooff built the ~uilding next to Beller's store. Today the building at 112 E. Washingto~ St. is owned by the Jef- ferson County Commission and houses the Jefferson County tax of- rices At some :point, the Spirit of Jef- ferson left its offices on the north- east corner of Charles and Washing- ton streets and moved to the second floor of Hopff's building You can se~.the ?~rit of Jefferson Print- ingDffice-i-"signboard on the front of the building over top of the door- way. that provided access to second- floor officeS. The Spiri~ shared the second floor wi~ what fit that time was the only public meeting room in Charles Town's downtown When the mar- ket house burned in 1862, Charles Town's downtown meeting room went up irtI flames To fill the void, Hooff Hall provided "an excellent room for any business purpose - 21 1/2 feet wide and 37 feet long." Later renamed "Lee Hall," most editions of the Spirit announced a meeting by one group or another to be held in this second-floor auditori- um. For example, the meetings that ABOVE: This photo taken around 1875 shows Charles Edward Beller's drug store (on the left) and Jas. Law, Hooff's building on the right. The iron fence which surrounds the courthouse yard can be seen in the lower left, The origi- nal Mason Building was of frame construction and the west gable end can be seen on the right of the photograph, The Spirit of Jefferson's sign is hanging above the entry door on the Hooff building. BELOW: This 2015 photo shows 110 and 112 E. Washington St. The building where C. E. Beller's drug store was located was replaced by the current building in the 1910s. The Hooff building has had some changes to the facade but you can see the basic building that dates to 1868. resulted in the return of the county ing housed two storerooms. Seth Store." Timberlake's adverts in the seat from Shepherdstown to Charles Timberlake rented the room next to Spirit emphasize that his stock was Town were held in "Lee Hall." Belier and in that space operated the both voluminous and inexpensive. The first floor of Hooff's build- "Metropolitan - the Great Cheap Here he sold thread and needles, ! ! i" i J .%. men's fine boots and poplin dress goods. Shawls and both heavy cot= tonade and cassimere cloth wer,~,; available in Timberlake s shop<,~ Men's and Ladies' hose, buff and. fancy parasols, and all colors ~, table oil cloth could be had at th~]~ Metronolitan. "~" In 1873, Timberlake set up his soO ~ in a branch store in Shepherdstow~ Whether operating two stores wa~;~~ too much, or perhaps Shepherd~;'~; stown had a greater appreciatio~:~t~ for the Metropolitan, or whatev~i~ the reason, in 1874 Seth Timbedak% closed the doors of the Metropolita~',~ ~ in Charles Town. That's why in the ~ ~ photograph the windows are shu~~ ~ tered and the sign brackets are emp-" ty, awaiting the next shopkeeper ~7~ Next door to Timberlake, Hooff~i,~ partnered with David Humphreys ~i In the operation of a hardware stor~ ~ % which specialized in "Agricultur2' ~ al Implements - Foreign and DO= .~ mestic " Hooff handled the agricul~ :~ ~ rural machinery line of Russell ~;, ~ Co. from Massillon, Ohio, and sold~ ~,~ both the Russell Reaper & Mow~ (~ and the Russell Thresher & Separ~. tor Here you Could buy Ohio grind,~ ** stones, pumps for your well or else, ~, tern, American and English scytheS~ ;~ and cradles, adjustable fine pitch an~."~ manure forks, corn shellers, chums ~ ,~ ~,~ and, of course, Turners Ammonla~ ~ ed Phosphate & Excelsior Guano. "~ "7, From their hardware department, . patrons could purchase both iron : and steel horse and mule shoes, i chisels, levels, planes, and bevels, homemade breast chains, garden ' hoes and steel shovels, and if you ~, had a stubborn tree stump which wouldn't budge, Hooff had blasting ' powder and fuses which could help' coax it out of the ground . ', Keep in mind that the Civil War isi' just 10 years in the past. If Beller's~" ~ ! Timberlake's and Hooff's stores - were any indication, then Charles ;~, Town was certainly on the road to recovery. And when was the last . time that you could buy a mule shoe '. on Main Street? * , - Doug Perks serves as the historian of the Jefferson County Museum at 200 E. Washington St. in Charles Town I LIVESTOCK REPORT 58.50 $42 50-75; Utility - 65-120 lbs. Bulls: M & L #1 - 300-500 BULLS: 9 Head - $32.50-50 lbs. - $125-140; 500-700 lbs. - High Dressing - 1416-1652 lbs. SLAUGHTER HOGS: 31 $119-130; 700-800 lbs. - $104; - $84 50; Very High Dressing - Head M & L #2 - 300-500 lbs. - 2246 lbs. - $118; Avg Dressing 48-58% Lean - 250-350 lbs. - $115-120; 500-700 lbs. - $85- - 1530-1810 lbs.- $79-81 $37-55 115; 700-900 lbs.- $83-85. STOCK COWS: 20 Head Roasters: 150-225 lbs. - $38- Stock Bulls: Black - $975- Short Bred: Black - $750. 55. 1075. Bred Cows 4-7 months: Black Sows: 10 Head - 300-700 lbs. LAMBS: 39 Head - $875-1125 - $24-41 Choice 2-3 - 20-140 lbs.- Cow/Calf: Black - $950-1525; Boars: 2 Head - 300-800 lbs. - $122 50-205. Red - $925-1060. $6-8.50. SHEEP: 8 Head GOATS: 67 Head STOCK CATTLE: 79 Head Good: 125-210 lbs. - $45-80 i 376 Stockyard Road Accident, Md. * 301-746-8178 ' Monday, June 11, 2018 Slaughter Steers: Good to Choice - Up to $116; Medium ~ ~ . to Good - Up to $105 ~,' d Slaughter Heifers: Good to "~ - Choice -Up to $114.25; Medi-,-: um to Good-Up to $100. , Holstein Steers: Good to Choice - Up to $80 25. ', Bulls: Heavy - $100.25. Kids Selection #1 - 20-80 Steers: M & L #1 - 300-500PIGS & SHOATS: 69 Head Cows: Utility - $52-62.75; , lbs. - $80-185; Kids Selection lbs. - $142 50-145; 500-700 Sold By the Head - 10-40 lbs. Comm. To Good - $45-51; Culls , #2 - 20-80 lbs. - $15-140; Nan- lbs. - $127.50; 700-800 lbs. - - $21-44. - $44 And Down. ; nies Selection #1 - 80-180 lbs. $121; M & L #2 - 300-500 lbs. Stock cow sale, First Wednes- Veal's: Good to Choice - Up to FOUR STATES LIVE- Head - $120-210; Nannies Selection - $120; 500-700 lbs. - $111- day of month, starting at 8 p.m.; $113; Medium to Good - Up to ' STOCK Breakers: H Dressing - $69- #2 - 80-130 lbs. - $85-135; Bil- 113; Holstein Large #3 - 300- Feeder cattle sales, second and $75; Bob Calves - $50 & down. i PO Box 108 73; Avg Dressing - $62.50-68 lies Selection #1 - 150-250 lbs. 500 lbs. - $77-85. fourth Wednesday of month;Holstein Bull Calves: 85-120 ; Hagerstown, Md. Boners: H Dressing - $64.50- - $265; Billies Selection #2 - Heifers: M & L #1 - 300-500 Dairy cattle Sale, always third lbs. - Up to $101. 100-150 lbs. - $140-225. lbs. - $115-120; 500-700 lbs. - Wednesday of month, starting Holstein Heifer Calves: 85-12~~ ~" :~ 30i-733-8120 66 50; Avg Dressing - $59-CALVES: 71 Head $112.50-115; M & L #2 - 300- at 7:45 p.m. lbs.- Up to $80. ~ ~ ,~IVednesday, June 6, 2018 63.50 Beef Cross Calves: 85-120 lbs + " :~ ~ Lean: H Dressing - $60.50-#1 - 75-120 lbs. - $70- 500 lbs. - $105'-114; 500-700 SLAUGHTER COWS: 62 61.50; Avg Dressing - $54-107.50; #2 - 75-120 lbs. -lbs. - $102.50-115. FRIEND'S STOCKYARD INC, - Up to $115. " -*