Our representative Impresses With That Town’s Good Citizens
It was the pleasure of a representative of the [Grant County] News to visit an active and progressive little city of Walton, Ky., in our neighboring county of Boone, last Friday, and while there to form the acquaintance of a number of Walton’s business men. Among the several industries in this thriving town, none are more worthy of mention than the large flouring mill of W. O. Rouse & Co. Not only is this mill managed by one of the cleverest of accomplished gentlemen, but it is one of the best equipped on the line of the Q. & C. Railroad [Queen City and Crescent, a.k.a., The Southern] between Cincinnati and Lexington and is running at its full capacity, with a month’s orders booked ahead. The Mayhugh Lumber Company is another enterprise that has the push and progressive spirit about it, and in whose office may be found the affable and courteous gentleman, R. I. Ratcliffe, formerly of Crittenden, this county. The proprietor, J. D. Mayhugh, is a progressive, up-to-date business man, and the concern, of which he is at the head, does considerable business in our town, having furnished the material for several of our latest buildings, including the Bank of Williamstown building. Scott Chambers is ever at his post in the livery, feed and coal business, and at once impresses you as a genial accomplished gentleman. F. L. Frakes, a popular clerk at the Northcutt Mercantile Co.’s store knows how to treat a stranger, and especially knows a good newspaper bargain when he sees one. The Edwards Hardware Store is a long-established business of Walton, and is managed in that careful, painstaking way that insures success. We regret to find our old patron, J. D. Doubman, confined to his bed with sickness, and trust ere this paragraph reaches our many readers, that he will be much better, if not entirely recovered. Mr. Miller, of the Equitable Bank and Trust Co., is another of those types of accommodating gentlemen whom it is refreshing to meet with. Dr. B. K. Menefee is ever on the go to relieve the sick, but took time to extend to us the hearty and “substantial” greeting so characteristic of his nature, and with the ever welcome extended to us by our old friends J. Kipp, W. H. Abernathy, Miss Graham, the popular milliner, and others, we spent a very pleasant and profitable day in Boone county’s metropolis. We would not omit to say that we found substantial acquaintance in J. R. Veach, Jr., of Richwood, and Joe Fisher, of near Crittenden, who expressed their desire for some good reading matter by each handing us a dollar for a year’s subscription to the News and the weekly Enquirer.
From the Grant County News, January 27, 1911