The Shawnee Daily Herald. (Shawnee, Okla.), Vol. 14, No. 292, Ed. 7 Tuesday, June 14, 1910 Page: 2 of 14
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'ANUUS1KIAL SHAWNLL 50,000 IN ltfl2'
Shawnee's Purveyors of Food Rai
With the Very Finest fit the Southwe:
C. A. METCALF.
C. A. Metcalf, mumiger of
the UilliHinson-Halsell-l' razier
Compmiy, kindly contributes
"There is nothing that has
occupied the attention of the
public in general in recent
years as has the subject: pure
food. It has been talked by
Jobbers. Merchants ar.d individ-
uals. But the consumer who
should be the most concerned
was the last to see and realize
the evil of adulteration and
mis-labeling of food products.
Reliable packers and canners to
meet competition were compell-
ed to market their out-puts at a
figure that would not cover op-
erating expenses. Thev were
up against a proposition with
apparently only three solutions.
First, to maintain quality and
price; second, to maintain quali-
ty and meet competition, (which
was not possible); third, adul-
teration. A few held to quality
and price and are today the big
concerns in their particular
line. Those who fought the
battle along the lines of quality
had a hard fight but the result
was a decided victory-
"But the majority accepted
the third proposition—adultera-
tion. They loaded the trade
wit hgoods at a cheap price and
a cheaper quality. Their ef-
forts were put on the attract-
iveness of the label rather than
to the contents of the can.
Things rapidly went from bad
to worse. Hardly a day passed
that one did not read of pto-
maine poisoning. Ground spic-
es sold at one third the price
asked for whole spice. Pickles
become several shades greener
than they were the day they
were taken from the vine. At
last the consumer woke up, and
asked himself the question—
Why is it that the articles we
buy today do not taste as they
used to? Why is it that ev-
erything in cans are so taste-
"The question was answered
after a few moments thought
by those who asked it. A great
cry went up for pure food. State
legislatures passed laws govern
ing the sale of food products.
June the 80 i, 1906, "The Pure
Food and Drug Act" was pass-
ed by congress. Rapid strides
have been made along the pure
food lines since the passing of
this act. The merchant now
talks quality and carries a line
of New State and Louis goods
to prove his assertions.
New State and Louis canned
Fruits and Vegetables are pack-
ed by factories of forty and fif-
ty years experience. Men who
enjoy a well-earned reputation
for quality first, last and al-
ways. They are the factories
that decided that quality, and
quality alone would get and
hold the business. Each sea
son they pack their full capac
it.v and market their out-put
before it is packed.
"Ten thousand merchants in
the great state of Oklahoma
sell these popular brands, and
the Shawnee house alone will
sell One Million Cans of New
State and Louis canned goods
'his season. Occasionally we
sell a merchant who wants an
article at a cheap price regard-
less of quality, but they are be-
coming fewer each year—and
are replaced by up-to-date wide
awake merchants, who talk
quality and establish a business
along these lines "
J. C. CHRISNEY
F. W. CHRISNFY
H. T. CHRISNEY
Chrlsney Grocery Company
Headquarters for "What to
Agents famous White House Coffee, Ferndel!
Fancy Groceries, Shawnee Chief and Hunter's
Cream Flour. : : : ;
Three Phones: Grocery 96 and 97, Coal and Wood Yard
Of Conducting a Grocery
Proves a Grand Success.
MODERN MAIN STREET BLOCK
DEMONSTRATES GREAT GROWTH
Pressed for more commodious
headquarters and also desirous of j?
fering to the people an establishment
of a strictly modern and up-toda'
order, th" ('. *0. O. Grocery Company,
eight months ago. removed to their
new location at 119 East Main street
from theo Id stand a few doors w f>t
of where they are now quartered.
In openig this establishment, Shaw
nee was given the opportunity of
purchasing staple ana fancy grocer-
ies, delicatessen and grocers' sun-
dries of the epicurean variety from
a most satisfactory source and ;r
connection with slipping facilities
of the very best description. Abso-
lute cleanliness, attractive display
and prompt service are employed
by the C. 0. D. Grocery Company
i(j win the favor of Shawnee nu-
The 0. 0. D. Grocery Company is
the oldest grocery firm in the ci'y
in point of there never having been
a change of personnel in the com
eern. E. C. McNeil and E. O. SmiK y
inaugurated the C. O. I). Grocer..
Company and under their direction
it has e perienced a solid and sub-
stantial growth during the eight
years of their partnership.
Previous to locating in Shawne?,
both of these men lived in the good
old siau« of Missouri, at the town
of Chillicothe, where they learned
the fundamental principles of t*s.>
retail business. F"r a number of
years E. C. McNeil was engaged in
the general merchandise business at
Polo, Mo. Missouri lost when .these
two men decided to migrate To
Oklahoma, but it is tne standard of
Oklahoma to ..guarantee that no
will lose when he comes to tht
state and is willing to lend hi
efforts in the work of claimtaf
the natural resources the
which th * world wiW look urf
Like thousands of other meit
McNeil and E. O. Smiley have'
good in Oklahoma because the
the opportunities presented
which other portions of the
States offered ye^fs agr , and
have been taken up and held
with grim determination. Oklfl
and particularly Shawnee and
watomie county, needs good me
will reward them for their s€
with far greater rcmuneratioi
any other part of the United
can afford to give.
STRICTLY HIGH GRADE-POPULAR PRICE
Bear! d Dewey Sts.
R. L BANES, Prop.
Lewis and Griggs
There Is a new building at HO!
East Main street which lias just
been completed. The accompanying
photograph Is a good reproduction
of the structure, and Is thoroughly
Indicative of the growth of that por-
tion of Shawnee as a business sec-
tion. There are many more such
buildings as this one appearing In
that quarter of lue ciy, and it is
perdictcd by tunny citliens of Shaw-
nee that within a short while this
portion of 'lain street will be the
omtnerrlal storm center of the city.
The new building una occupied
as soon as completed by the Lewis
and Clrlgg Grocery Company with one
of the most complete and well select-
ed stocks of merchandise to be found
In Shawnee. And the stream of bus
ness that Immediately attended the
opening and which has continued in
an unbroken stream would certainly
Impress an> one as regards what the
future holds In store for East Main
street as a business section.
Mr. liewla of this firm is the
man who built the new building.
And his Judgment In the matter ot
deciding to establish at that particu-
lar point Is admirable. Mr. Lewis
came to Shawnee a short time ago
and atfer thoroughly Investigating
the country in this part of Oklahoma,
decided to Inveat In Shawnee real
estate. His luveatments were heavy.
He purchased several different class-
es of property and In eacb instance
the turn ' as considerable. However,
not a single Investment has failed
to prove profitable. In fact, the mar-
gins experienced in connection with
many of the transactions have been
exceptional. That is exceptional when
considered from the general stand
point, but now really out of the ordi-
nary for Shawnee Investors.
At Dm Ivast Main is located one of
the finest little meat markets in the
city of Shawnee. It is known to eve-
ry household In that vicinity as Sprin-
ger's Meat Market, and upon tills mar-
ket many of the housekeepers of
Shawnee depend for suitable viands
for all ocasions.
One of the points upon which de
pends the finality of n steak or roast
h the manner in which it is cut. Cut-
ting moat in a proper manner is an
art. Perhaps the careful order in which
every pound of output of this market
is prepared and the care exercised In
placing meats in the hemes In a sin-
Itar.v manner is responsible for the
popularity of this shop. Courteous
treatment, quality output and thor-
ough business system are all Identi-
fied with Springer's Meat Market.
The serving of good meals In Shaw-
nee has been made possible by such
suppliers ot household -laples as the
men who attend to the wants of the
public over ihe coupler of the Sprin-
ger market. At any and all times
there Is 011 hand 11 complete selec-
tion of the most epicurean and Invlt-
ing steaks, roasts, chops, slew, ba-
con. hum. sausage and lard. And al-
though the quality of the men's offer-
ed by thifc Of-lablis-him...! are of the
best, the desire to trade ot the Sprin-
ger -Meat Market Is In all probability
accetuated by the clsallness of the
fixtures. Ice box and utensils of the
place. Sanitary methous appeal to
American peoplo as tt whole, and
where a chop maintains these condi-
tions the public will expres' its ap-
preciation with liberal patronage.
The Springer Meal MarVet has al-
ways maintained these conditions and
as a m t lira I consequence enjo, .« a
heavy trade among the substantia!
faml'les of Snawnee.
Home of New State Brand Grocerie
Shawnee's Big Wholesale How
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Harlow, Victor E. The Shawnee Daily Herald. (Shawnee, Okla.), Vol. 14, No. 292, Ed. 7 Tuesday, June 14, 1910, newspaper, June 14, 1910; Shawnee, Oklahoma. (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc104653/m1/2/: accessed February 17, 2019), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.