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Archive for Sunday, December 6, 2009

100 years ago: Firm planning new building

December 6, 2009

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From the Lawrence Daily World for Dec. 6, 1909: The business of Innes, Bullene and Hackman, one of the largest and best-known firms in the state, is to have a fine new home as soon as it can be built. The new building will be erected on the north 50 feet of the present store frontage and will be a modern three-story and moisture-proof structure, 50 by 117 feet, equipped with passenger and freight elevators and every convenience of a modern department store. The Innes store was started in Lawrence 40 years ago by George Innes, the senior member of the present firm, and was always a success, growing larger and larger each season. . . . Matt Edmonds, who lives a mile north of McLouth, sold on the Kansas City market yesterday a carload of fine steers for the unprecedented sum of $5,000. The big steers brought an average of $140 apiece, which is perhaps the largest average price ever received from a carload of beeves in Kansas City. The cattle sold for nine cents a pound. . . . One man who admits to watering his milk made $46,520 on one deal which some consider a better deal than Standard Oil. One Lawrence milkman recently was arrested by a health officer for watering his milk 40 percent. He had been selling milk here for 37 years. One of the fears from watering is typhoid fever.

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