g>atnt Clatr County Belleville, Illinois, . Published by James Allan Reid. ILLINOIS HISTORICAL SURVEY , Jnsurtmf f , Hotms, tinft Jntetwnts. FARM LANDS. Choice Farms in St. Clair and Adjoining Counties. NO. 201 EAST MAIN STREET, BELLEVILLE. ....gtotiifoftion THE GREATER BELLEVILLE is>atnt Clatr Count? ILLUSTRATED SEQUEL TO "BELLEVILLE, ILLINOIS, ILLUSTRATED' Published by J. A. REID, Book Maker SAINT LOUIS, MISSOURI, AND BELLEVILLE, ILLINOIS. 1910 COI'VkUUIT. 1910. HV J. A. KKII). HKLLKViLLK, ILLIN'OIS. ALT, KICHTS K KSICK VK1 FRED. J. KERN, MAYOR. THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN. Top Line--). P. Sriehl, Heironimu. Mauterer, Jame, Taylor. Conrad Schildroth, Henry Adler. Centre Line-Fred. A. Hartnagel. Joseph L. Herrmann. Loui. G. Wetelau. Fred. Winter, r Line- Walter Neibit. William S. Campbell. Christ. Knebelkamp. Philip Geminn. Thomas Fi. THE GENERAL OFFICERS. L. L. Harper. City Engineer. Frank R. Di^es, Fire Chief. William H. Snyder. City Attorney. August H. Bauer. Corporati, a, G. H. Bdneke. City Clerk. John V. Br.uch. Superintendent of Streets, William Nebgen. Chief of Police. This a One of the Fi, ST. CLA1R COUNTY COURT HOUSE. South Side of The Public Square. Court Houses in the State. The Front Was Built About I860, an Addition Made in 1891 ery Large Addition in 1910. It is Headquarters For All the County Officers. The Circuit Court, the County Court and the Probate Court Each Have Fine Rooms Within Its Walls. THE CITY HALL, BELLEVILLE. South Illinois Street. The Mayor, the City Clerk, the Treasurer The Board ol Aldermen H , the Chief ol Police, and the City Engineer Have Offices i This Buildins. Fine Chamber Here For Their Meetinss. HE dream of the visionary of the past, the battle-cry of the progressive enthusiast of yesterday, the realization even of the con- servative of today, this is the theme of our story. A wonderful theme indeed. Prosaic it may seem to the idealist delving in the musty past, and whose imagination clothes with the imagery of fancy the deeds of men gone by. But the heroic is found today. The achievement of mind over matter, the bursting asunder of bonds of con- servative prejudice, the awakening of a people to the demands of progress, the onward march of a conquering municipality, even though all be tinged with the com- mercialism of our day, is as worthy of record as any deeds heroic of the days of long ago. Belleville of the Forties and Belleville of today would form the basis of an in- teresting comparison. To Charles Dickens Belleville of the Forties presented a " small collection of wooden houses, huddled together in the very heart of bush and swamp, its main street a forest path nearly knee deep in mud and slime." Greater Belleville, could the spirit of the departed English chronicler again re- visit the scenes of his " American Notes," would be found to be a thriving metrop- olis of thirty thousand souls, of solid structures, paved streets, pulsating with the energies of the very highest of American progress and endeavors. What a commentary on the fallibility of human judgment, especially when GEORGE B. ROGERS, President BELLEVILLE COMMERCIAL CLUB. A GLIMPSE OF THE WORKS OF THE AMERICAN BOTTLING COMPANY. This is One of The Most Important Industries of The City of Belleville, Employinn Over One Thousand Men and Boys. Its Smoke-Stacks and Chimneys Are Very Noticeable Objects of Interest to The Visitor Just Entering The Populous Sections of The City Over The Suburban Tracks. EAST MAIN STREET FROM THE PUBLIC SQUARE. ThU Section of One of The Principal Husinrss Thoroughfare, of The City i. Headquarter, for Many of The Leading Department Store.. The Belleville Savings Bank. The Jeweler.. Clothier.. Grocer,. Real Ea.te Dealer.. Druggist.. Milliner.. &c. untrammeled by the prejudices begotten of centuries of Old World conservatism. The Great American Bottom, with its alluvial deposits vicing in richness with that of the Nile, to Dickens was but " an ill-favored black hollow," " an unbroken slough of mud and water " with " a deadly atmosphere " that rendered habitation well nigh impossible, while the great prairies that environed the western village were but the same "desolate kind of waste." For it was this very "slough of mud and water," and more especially the small " desolate kind of waste " that made it possible for the pioneer spirits to lay the foundation for an evolution of this " small collection of wooden houses huddled I 3*1 together in the very heart of brush and sage " into the Greater Belleville of today. Our theme is not the yesterday, but the today. Yet today's triumphs are but the fruitage of yesterday's sacrifices. Would we find the "why" of the " what " of today we must search for it in the yesterday. What to the novelist were scenes of discour- agement and depression, to the far- seeing pioneer opened as vistas of brightest promise. Disguised in the " swamp and brush " Ceres had hid- den riches untold, the development of which at- tracted to early Belle- ville the choicest spirits from far and near And it was to these the triumphs of the Greater Belleville of today are trac e a ( b 1 e. Environ- ment may be the potter moulding and fashioning the plastic material of mankind, but the value of the finished product depends upon the character of the material. America is great today not simply because of its wonderful natural advantages, but rather because of its men. And these are great because upon the parent stem of Plymouth Rock the choicest twigs of different mould and vintage have been grafted; and in the blood of the progressive American flows commingled the very choicest streams of blood of all the nations of the earth. PAGE EIGHT GEORGE H. BUSIEK. Superintendent of Schools. The Public School System of Belleville Ra With The Highest In The Stale. EAST MAIN STREET, LOOKING TOWARDS THE PUBLIC SQUARE. The Main Avenues of The Gly of Belleville Were Mostly Laid Out on a Liberal Basis, and The Main Street. Running East and West, is a Broad. Well-Paved Thoroughfare Centreing at The Public Square. This is especially true of Belleville, and the success of Greater Belleville is but the fruitage of the commingling of the choicest fruitage of our own land, Sturdy New Eng- land with Cavalier Virgini an, as well a s those of France and Germ any. Here found they the Land of Promise, the Mecca of their fon- dest hopes and antici pat ions. What to the eyes of the possessions : HOME. attest to the healthfulness of the great Eng- 1 i s h m a n was hidden to them was rev e a 1 e d , the wonder- ful riches of the future region of which Belleville was the centre. En- tering upon the land of promise they found the richest of human And today, after long stretches of years, many still live to THE NEW RAAB SCHOOL BUILDING. A Fine. Modern Structure. Located on One of The Moil Delightful. Elevated Spots in The West End Section of The City of Belleville, at Union Avenue deadly atmosphere " of Dickens, and to the EAST MAIN STREET, LOOKING WEST TOWARDS "THE SQUARE." "Romeiser's," " Feuss-FischerV "Horn's," " SaengerV "KrebV " Puderer's," " Knapp Bros. V' and Many of The Leading RetaUers and Business People Are Located Along This Section of The Street. economic value of the " ill-favored sloughs " and " desolate kinds of waste." And there were " giants in those days." Along side of the hardy pioneer blaz- ing his way through the trackless prairies we find the cultured products of Euro- pean universities. As a result Belleville from its earliest days was noted for its educational and cultural advantages. For these men recognized that "man c a nnot live by bread alone," and whilst delving and toiling found time for the development of the higher amenities of life, leaving to their descendants an inherent love for culture and for music that at times seemed to impede the on- ward march toward great- ness, but which in reality has made it possible for Greater Belleville to be- THE BELL TELEPHONE BUILDING, NORTH ILLINOIS STREET. Belleville Demands The Best Service In Every Department Of Human Endeavor and Intends ' Have The Best. The Spirit Of Progress Is Evident In All Lines. THE CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL. SOUTH ILLINOIS STREET. ion Room;. Beside The Assembly Hall and come greater economically without the loss of the love for the higher things that alone make a people truly great. Long before the little red school house dotted the land Belleville provided f o r the education of its youth. And with the earliest pion- eer was the schoolmaster of that day. But with the advent of the German ele- ment c ame the real foun- dation of the ADAM KARR, Splendid edu- Former President of The Belleville Commercial Club. Catioll faC i 1 j- BRIDGE OVER THE R1CHLAND CREEK. t Granitoid Structures of the Kind Buill in the United States. ties of today. For the real elemental sources of strength in the educational life of today were found in Belleville from the very earliest times. Steadily has the school life been builded upon these foundations deep and strong. The truths taught by Froebel and the great educational leaders were incorporated in the public school sys- tem by the Bunsens and Raabs years before the general educational world realized their scientific value. Avoiding frills and foibles, with the steadiness naturally to be expected from the Teutonic strain so prominent in Belleville's life, the public school system has grown, affording at all times to every child the opportunity of an education in the es- sentials that make life and character. School NEW BRIDGE AT CENTREVIL1.E AVENUE. Approach to this Recently Thoroughfare. NORTH ILLINOIS STREET FROM THE PUBLIC SQUARE. Another of the Main Arteries. The First National Bank Building, on the Left. I. An-Up-To-Date Modem Edifice. Club Occupies the Upper Floor as its Quarters. houses built for comfort and use have been provided as the needs grew. Greater Belleville today has ten commodious public schoolhouses, a very fine struc- ture having been erected within the last two years, and plans being under way for others. A corps of seventy- five teachers is employed, the schools running for ten months each year. The en- rollment runs over three thousand. All this pertains to public- schools alone. In addition to these the Catholics main- tain their parochial schools and the Luthera n s one, these providing for over fif- JOSEPH FUESS. Late President First National Bank. As might naturally be ex- pected Belleville is and al ways has been a musical cen- tre, with flourishing societies cultivating both vocal and instrumental music. Of the latter the Philharmonic So- ciety, an orchestral organi- zation, occupies a high rank amongst these organizations of our land. It ante-dates most of these, having lately rendered its two hundred teen hundred more. and third concert. Amongst the vocal organizations are the Liederkran/, Kroan- thal-Liedertaffel, Choral Symphony, and the West Belleville Harmonic. The indebted not only for much of its musical life, but for years to the main- tenance of the higher lit- erary culture. For years it kept up a Library which became the nu- cleus for THE BELLEVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY, an insti- tution of which the city may well be proud. Housed in a commodious JACKSON STREET FIRE STATION. The Rre Department of Belleville U Modern in Every Respect. ThU Station Has a Permanent Force of Fiie Fighters and is Equipped with an Engine. Hose Reel and Udder Truck. Drills Take Place Daily at the Noon Hour and at Seven O'Clock in the Evening. are products of the recent Greater Belleville years, while the former are direct descendants of organiza- tions that kept alive the Germanic spirit of song from the earliest days of the settlement. Chief of these was The Saengerbund, an organization to which the city is GOLD STREET FIRE STATION. This West End Station is Similarly Equipped to the Jackson Street Station. The Men Are Employed Permanently and Devote All Their Service to the Gty. THE MONUMENT AT WALNUT HILL TO THE MEMORY OF THE LATE FIRE CHIEF FRED. B. PHILLIPS. structure, erected by the citizens of Belleville long before the Carnagie libra- ries dotted the country, this library ranks high amongst the libra- ries of the country, serv- ing not only as a fitting monument to those who, midst the pressing duties of early pioneer life kept alive the germs of intel- lectual culture, but in its ST. PETER'S CATHEDRAL, BELLEVILLE. With Residence of Bishop Janssen on the Lett. This Magnificent Structure Has For Years Been the Centre of Catholic Interest, Not Only For Belleville, But For the Whole of present state a living testimonial to the fact that Greater Belleville of today is a worthy descendant of the intellectual spirit of the fathers. On its shelves is found a well selected, popular Library of more than 25,000 volumes ; not pop- ular in the sense of modern popularity, the rush for the ephemeral foam that floats on the crest of true literary waves, but popular inasmuch as it supplies all classes with the very best of modern as well as ancient literature, the Library having helped much to develop a taste for the eternals. With the development of the intellectual and cultural Belleville has not overlooked the religious. HGE FIFTEEf PAGE SIXTEEN To the casual observei% accustomed to consider the religious as synonymous with the emotions, and to look for its fruitage only in certain customs indigenous to American soil, the religious development may seem to have lingered in compari- son with the culture progress already refer- redto. But, upon deeper study, under- neath the calm, philo- sophical surface there will be found the sub- stratum of a true re- ligious heart culture emphasizing the " do- i 11 g the work of the Father." Belleville is known for its benevo- lence. In no city is the brotherhood of man more truly exem- plified. The needs of Rt. Rev. JOHN JANSSEN. Bishop of the Belleville Dlocew. other communities in calamity here have al- ways touched a respon- sivechord, and her treasures were poured forth with a lavish hand to sue cor the needy in the hour of disaster. The seat of the Belle- ville Diocese, Catholo- cism flourishes with a host of adherents. Its stately Cathedral and other churches furnish homes for thousands of its members, whilst its orphanages and hospitals minister to the afflicted in the name of Him whose cross they adore. Protestanism in all of its various denominations is also strongly rep- resented, and has made its impress felt on the city since its earliest inception. The earliest Protestant churches of the West were planted in its n e i g hborhood, and the leaders have ever been forward in t h e religious life of the city and State. The public- press of a city is a barometer of i t s intellectual, civic, comm e r - Louis and the mighty met- cial, and social r op o lit an presses hourly life. Belleville pour their editions into its lies within a few borders. But notwithstand- miles of S a int ing this, the public press of this'thriving city nourishes and reveals, as no one other thing, the remarkable vi- tality, progress, and energy, civic, industrial, commercially, and socially of the PAGE EIGHTEEN REV. FATHER GOUGH. St. Luke's Church. REV. FATHER SCHLARMANN. St. Peter'. Cathedral. BELLEVILLE SAVINGS BANK. BELLEVILLE. ILLINOIS. CAPITAL, SURPLUS AND PROFITS. $500,000. Prnidtni, L. D. TURNER. Vi-Prod,t, PETER J. KAERCHER. DIRECTORS : n. P. J. Kaerchw. A. F. Miller. LouU Opp. A Richard W.n<Jin. Jam A. Willoughby. Edward Abend. B. Hart. Cashier. RICHARD WANGELIN. Smiky. L. D. Tum, PAGE TWENTY PAGE TWE HOME OF THE BELLEVILLE BANK AND TRUST COMPANY, PUBLIC SQUARE. CAPITAL. $150.000.00. ED. M. IRW1N. President. NIC WULLER. Cashier. THOMAS MAY, AMst.nl Cashier. DIRECTORS. Jos. Flach. C. A. Monk. Adam Karr. Wm. Eclchardt, Jr., Theodore Karr. Peter Haupl. Ed. M. Irwin, Fred. Enelke. Aus. Barthel, Jos. B. Reis, Jacob Becherer, Nic Wuller, Philip Knapp. Ch... Spoennemann. TY-ONE A MILLER AT HIS ROLL STAND. A Characteristic Interior View in the Rauch Mill. South Illinois Street Packina "Security" Flour EPWORTH M. E. CHURCH, Dewey Station. REV. O. F. PESSELL, St. Paul's Free Protestant Church. CHRIST CHURCH. North West Street, Between Main and A. municip ality . Five daily papers, three English and two German, flour- ish in the city, and in the great evolu- tion we are chron- ic 1 i ng herein, they have stood shoulder to shoul- der, inciting and encouraging the onward move- ments ; and to their efforts the success attained is largely due. Belleville was always known as a City of Homes. Its residences, solid and substantial, in years pa s t , h o w - ever, appealed but little to the outside observer. In no respect has the city changed more, per- haps, than in this, and the stranger within its gates to- day is most forci- bly impressed with the residential dis- tricts and the many b e a utiful homes scattered t h r o u g hout the city. For, with true democracy, this City of Homes boasts of no one section where wealth has gath- ered its palatial GERMAN METHODIST CHURCH, South Jackson Street. REV. MR. SCHNATHORST. Christ Church. PAGE TWENTY-FOUR THE SWINGS-RECREATION GROUNDS, NEAR THE CITY HALL. residences. But, turn where you may, and you will find these homes, for the man has loved to linger and rebuild where as a child he dwelt at home. But richer far than these modern edifices, however beautiful architecturally they may be, is the old-fashioned home spirit of the city. For the German family spirit yet reigns supreme. And this farming commu n i t y is not iceable in the business and social life as in the family, and has developed the fra- ternal spirit and or- ganizations for which the city is so noted. While in its earlier days the city was chiefly known as an organization centre, in which it is now su- preme, the opening up of the rich deposits of coal undern e a t h , around and about the city gave it a pre-emi- nent pi ace amongst the industrial centres of the West. As the nucleus of a MONUMENT TO THE SOLDIERS AND SAILORS. Walnut Hill Cemetery. Erected by The Women's Relief Corp. of Belleville. the manufacturing en- terprises at first nat- urally centered in the p r o d u c tion of farm implements, the pres- ent Harrison Machine Works, with a contin- uous history of over one-half a century, being am ongst the pioneers. But with the in- creasing development of the coal fields and the attendant railroad facilities, came a re- newed imp etus to manufacturing. The city soon gained recog- nition as a field espec- ially adapted to suc- cessful manufacturing of all kinds. Its reputation based upon facts has steadily grown, and to-day we find all branches flourishing. For Belleville is very fortunately situated so faras railroad facilities are con- PAGE TWENTY-SIX WEST MAIN STREET AT WEST END SQUARE. LOOKING EAST. Wat Belleville is Keepinn Pace With All Other Sections of the City. It U Growing Rapidly and Claims its Share of All the Honors. THE NATIONAL HOTEL, Arthur Lciner, Proprietor, Public Square, Belleville. earned. Three great trunk lines, the Southern, Illinois Central, and the Louisville and Nashville furnish unto Belleville an outlet to the outer world. These are interlinked by a belt line built by the business men of Belleville and donated to the rail- ^^_^^ | _^^^^ BM1 ^ B ^^ ^^^^^^^^ B I^M switching roads under such condi- tions and restrictions that today every indus- try on any of these lines has the advan- tage of ship- p i n g b oth in and out over any of the other lines with- o u t the THE LYRIC THEATRE. F. A. Hallam, Proprietor. charges. A f e w m i 1 es away at the banks of the Missis- sippi all the great trunk lines of the country converge, and the city enjoys this basal rate to all points of the couii- try . An electric line with frequent communication unites Belleville with the great metropolis of St. Louis, which is but a few miles away ; and with many of the surrounding towns. Add to these favorable transportation facilities, the natural advantages, espec- ially in the line of an abundant and cheap fuel supply, together with the char- acter of the labor (not the refuse of European dregs, but of the highest class intel- lectually) ; and the se- cret of the phenomenal manufacturing success of the city is easily under- stood. In this respect Belle- ville stands pre-eminent not only in the character of its industry but in the uniformity of the success achieved by those en- gaged in manufacturing in this thriving centre. We have already al- luded to the farm imple- ment industry of the city. ARTHUR E. KREBS. In addition to this there are nail mills, brick yards, breweries, shoe fac- tories, clothing factories, hosiery mills, glass works, and iron industries of all kinds, the stove and range works being in an especial- ly flourihsing condition. These give employment to laborers, skilled and u n s k i 1 led of all kinds, numbering over 5,000, with pay rolls aggregat- ing $100,000 per week,and coal mines as much more. In speaking of its industrial life, we must not, however, forget to call attention to this coal mining industry, which forms such a prominent part in the fostering and sustaining of the manufacturing and commercial life of the city, for great as PAGE TWENTY-EIGHT THE PENN BLOCK. Public Square and East Main Street. is the manufacturing life, the coal industry yields nothing to it in supremacy. Turn in whatever direction we may, we find the rich fields of bituminous coal, from the earliest days these furnishing a support to a large number of citizens ; but with the increase of manufacturing not only in Belleville but in the great cities that border the mighty Mississippi, on its either side, all in close proximity to Belleville, coal mining has expanded into an industry giving steady, remunerative employment to over five thousand men, and representing a capital investment i*unning into the millions. PAGE TWENTY-NINE A GUMPSE OF THE COUNTY JAIL, With the Chain Ganx in View. RESIDENCE OF P. FELLNER. President of The Fellner-Ratheim D. G. Co 1 and 2 Windra PU. PAGE THIRTY RESIDENCE OF ADAM KARR. RESIDENCE OF NIC WULLER. South Hieh Street. RESIDENCE OF WILLIAM J. GLAUS, South Jackson Street. PAGE THIRTY-FOUR RESIDENCE OF GEORGE B. ROGERS, President c Pennsylvania Avenue. The Belleville Commercial Club. It is, therefore, not to be wondered at that the mercantile and commercial life of Belleville is an especially successful one. Built upon conservative foundations Belleville business life has been steadily progressing. Panics have come and panics have gone, leaving in their wake the wreckage of business failures all over the country, but it is the proud boast of Belleville that during all of these years not RESIDENCE OF VICTOR GAUSS. North High Street. PAGE THIRTY-SIX RESIDENCE OF F. W. PUDERER. Abend Avenue. RESIDENCE AND OFFICE OF GEORGE P. DHL, CONTRACTOR. 204 PORTLAND AVENUE. Contractor for the Brick and Stone Wort on the:e Modern Building, in Belleville : George C. Rebhan. Barthel HUB. Fred. Teufel. Ben. Yock. MIJ. John Rodenmeyei, Walter Woods. Albert Sprich. Si. Paul'. Church, Belleville House. PAGE FORTY RESIDENCE OF ALDERMAN FRED. A. HARTNAGEL, Virgini. Avcnuc-0.kl.nd Addition. RESIDENCE OF ALDERMAN WILLIAM S. CAMPBELL, Rock Ro.d. PAGE FORTY-TWO RESIDENCE OF ALBERT SPRICH. 509 East B Street. one serious business failure among its mercantile institutions has ever occurred. The business houses of Belleville rank high in the commercial life of the country, and will bear comparison with their more pretentious competitors of the nearby metropolis. Perhaps no higher tribute could be paid to them than the fact that although the electrical com- munication has placed St. Louis at the very doors of the citizens of Belleville and of those of its contributory territory, the local business men have not suffered by PAGE FORTY-THREE GEO. W. DETHERDING, Formerly Trea.urer of the Belleville Commercial Club. the competition, but instead have steadily grown. Perhaps the best barome- ter of the financial condition of a city, its business and its people, is its financial institutions. The city has three banks, rock-ribbed Gibraltars. Two of these have stood for many years and never quivered under any financial storm o r stress. The third is of more recent origin, but built upon the same solid foundation that char- acterizes the older in- stitution s. A brief sum mary of their fi- nancial condition will substantiate the state- ment made concerning them, and will more eloquently than words, bear living testimony to the wonderful com- mercial and financial stability of the city and its enterprising citizens. RESIDENCE OF GEORGE D. TUFTS. Teacher and Composer of Music, Wabash Avenu RESIDENCE OF JOHN BUX, North Richland Street. These banks have a capital of $550,000, with surplus and undivided profits of over $350,000 more. The deposits amount to over $4,000,000, of which almost $2,500,000 are time deposits, representing the thrift of the careful people of the city. Having thus in passing sketched a few salient features of the city of the past and taken a few glimpses of its present development, its intellectual, social, religious and economic life, let us now turn to a brief view of the civic movement and the fruits thereof that have truly entitled Belleville of today to the distinction of being the Greater Belleville. For years the city's growth was steady, al- beit somewhat plod- ding, marked neither by booms nor yet by re-action. Its natural advantages many, it grew because of them and despite the fact that no special effort was made to push it RESIDENCE AND MANUFACTORY OF THE BAUER BROTHERS, 3 1 7 North Airy Street. PAGE FORTY-FOUR RESIDENCE OF G. D. KLEMME, Portland Avenue. along. Its agricultural resources, its coal deposits, its transportation facilities in themselves produced an expansion industrially and commercially. This advance- ment being accepted as a matter of course, no strenuous nor systematic efforts were put forth to force the growth of the city or even to take advantage of opportunities. RESIDENCE OF GEORGE A. KLOESS. West Main Street. RESIDENCE OF JOHN KREHER. North Hinh Si,,-,... RESIDENCE OF JOHN L, SAHLNER. Wt Main, Kirkwood Station. RESIDENCE OF MRS. JOHN EIMER, South Jackson Street. The storehouses of energy were being filled. A giant strength was being ac- cumulated. Flashing forth in spasmodic efforts here and there the pent-up power was revealed. The fullness of time, however, had not yet come, but ever gather- ing was the dynamic force that was to give us Greater Belleville. Organizations were brought into life, Greater Belleville must become Greater Belleville. These efforts culminated in the Commercial Club. Its purpose, the PAGE FORTY-SEVEN RESIDENCE OF IRVIN H. WANGELIN. Abend Avenue. PAGE FORTY-EIGHT RESIDENCE OF ROBERT HILL, SR., securing of additional industries, the awakening of the city to its opportunities, and the banding together of its business and professional men to take advantage of them, gave evidence that the seeds of progress sown through the years were germinating. Like all movements of this kind, the Commercial Club had at its AGE FORTY-MNt RESIDENCE OF FRED. BRANDENBURGER. Second and Silver Street!. start but a precarious exist- ence, nursed along by a few choice spirits, and meeting with toleration rather than approval. But it steadily continued to press forward. The three trunk lines that passed throu g h the city connecting it with the outer world were linked together by a belt line built by the Club. New industries were secured. For this purpose a holding company was or- ganized by the Club with the citizens as stockholders, its objects being the promo- tion of the industrial life by the securing of new in- dustries as well as the de- velopment of those already in existence, the funds of the holding company to be invested in the companies as promoted. But not only in this line, but still more in civic lines were the foun- dations of a Greater Belle- ville laid by the Club. The b u 1 warks of conservatism that for years had withstood the onslaught of public progress were gradually un- d e r m i n e d and the forces train e d for the movement in civic life to which the present Greater Belleville is largely due. The movement grew rap- idly, sweeping all before it with a force that simply overwhelmed all opposition for it was not without a struggle that the old order gave way to the new. For years the old Belleville was noted for its macadamized streets, which were far superior to those of any other western city of its size. This very fact stood in the way of its installation of modern improved streets. Many of the streets not good enough to be acceptable in this day seemed to the conservative element too 'AGE FIFTY-ONE RESIDENCE OF MRS. CONRAD REINECKE. North Jackson Street. good to be replaced. Only fourteen and one-half blocks of streets were paved with brick. Large sums were collected for street improvements ; but, under the old order this money was distributed among the wards, with the result that no permane n t improve- me n t was poss ible. Under the new order this was changed. Belleville today has over thirty- five miles of paved streets, with many more in process of construe- tion, so that time pensioners on the public bounty, whose leisurely application, if such it might be called, seemed typical of much of the public spirit of the city. To-day an ef- ficient street department, thoroughly organized on business principles and with all RESIDENCE OF THEODORE KARR, South lllinoi. Street. THE JOSEPH SAENGER MERCANTILE COMPANY, 105-109 Eait Main Street. PAGE FIFTY-TWO ii THE NEW BELLEVILLE POST OFFICE, North Spiing and A Street.. WEST MAIN STREET AT WEST END SQUARE, LOOKING WEST. On .ml About thU Street . Number of the Prosressive Business Firms .nd Profession.! Men Centre : The Lorenz Company. Neuhaus, Dr. Jacob., Kissel, Stom, Kuhn. Wilbrel, Junck. and on Nearby Streets the Western Brewery .nd the Eagle Foundry. PAGE FIFTY-FOUR IS E * f : = 1 HEADQUARTERS OF WILLIAM LCKHARDT, JR., (INC.). Leading Grocers and Seed Merchant, of Belleville. Illinois. . . 1 08- 1 1 West Main Street. of the modern tools and appliances, attends to this important part of the public business. Amongst the first of the public improvements the awakened civic conscience called for was an outlet sewer system. Plans had been devised, but they ended in plans, and in the matter of sewage Belleville was far behind the times. The Commercial Club had inaugurated a campaign for the construction of an inter- secting sewer system which was to form the basis for a complete system for the PAGE FIFTY-SIX HEADQUARTERS OF THE POST-ZEITUNG. the Leading German Daily, South Illinois Street. city. Through the efforts of the Club the question was submitted to the people by a referendum and almost unanimously carried. But still nothing was done. The wishes of the people expressed at the polls were simply ignored. Under the new dispensation the plans were revived, and today the city boasts of a system miles upon miles in length, with a septic tank built on the highest modern scientific princi- ples, the equal of any in the country. Under the old order the city had an old-fash- i o n e d , s e m i-volunteer makeshift of a fire de- partment. Instead of this a metropolitan de- partment was organized, and so thorough is the organization that the loss from this demon of de- FRANK S. BURNS. Former Secretary of the Retail Merchant', struction in Belleville is almost nominal. The police department., which formerly had been used for the purpose of paying the small political obligations of aldermen, was also placed upon a business foundation, and all of the various public utilities reorganized in conformity with the most improved of modern plans. The Isolation Hospital, a larg e, commodious structure, built on a beautiful site, is one of the best evidences dem- onstrating how Greater Belleville has matured and is meeting the conditions of today. For the city realized that the old plan of quarantining the first house in PAGE FIFTY-EIGHT THE BELLEVILLE NEWS-DEMOCRAT : Some Interesting Interior Viewi of the Make-Up of a Modern Newipaper Printing Office. The Mergenlhaler Typeirllin, Machine. Sectional View of the Press Room. The Ubiquitous Reporter, the Irrepressible News': oy, and the Salts and Advertising Man. THE KARR SUPPLY COMPANY. Enginten and Contractor, for Hot Water and Steam Heating, Plumbing, Sewering. CM Fitting. Weil Main Street. Belleville. Illinois. lEO. W. STANLEY NAIL WORKS Grand Avenue. THE MODERN MACHINE COMPANY, L. & N. R. R., Between Main Street and Grand Avenue. THE OAKLAND FOUNDRY COMPANY. Grand Avenue. East of the L. & N. Tracks. Specialty : General lobbing of Grey Iron and Stove Piale. Employ: 35 to 50 Men. PAGE SIXTY -TWO r SECTION OF THE PLANT OF HARTMANN, HAY 8c REIS, Manufacturer: of Iron and Steel Cut Nails. Nail and Tack Plate. Annual Production, 200.000 Keg:. Employs 200 Men. which disease had gained a foothold was but a makeshift in case of epidemic. By means of this hospital it stamped out a serious epidemic, and now stands ever ready to throttle the foe on its first appearance. Along the lines of water supply the city has made great progress. Originally it was supplied from lakes gathered from the surface water that flowed through the country surrounding. In times of draught, however, these proved totally in- sufficient, and deep wells were sunk striking a flowing stream of the very purest THE QUALITY STOVE AND RANGE COMPANY. Hidh Grade Steel Range, and Healert. Grand Avenue. Near Track, of the Louisville & Nashville Railroad, Belleville. Illinois. PAGE SIXTY-FOUR THE IMBS MILLING COMPANY'S FLOUR MILL. Wot Main Street. UPPER EAST MAIN STREET, BELLEVILLE, Looking Towards the Pl.nt of the Belleville Shoe Company and the New Hosirry Mill. PAGE SIXTY-SIX THE HIGHLAND MILLING COMPANY'S MILL, North Richland Street. HENRY SCHOPP. CONTRACTOR AND BUILDER, 804 El Seventh Street. PAGE SIXTY-EIGHT RESIDENCE AND MANUFACTORY OF F. J. LOUIS, Patentee and Manufacturer of the Contracting and Expanding Water Cut-Off. 619. 621, 623, 625 East Main Street, Belleville. Illinois. water, and furnishing an abundance for the city's needs ; but looking forward to the future it was deemed wise to secure an additional supply, and additional wells were sunk at the foot of the Bluffs lying at the western limits of the city, and a supply secured which will meet the needs of the city for years to come. This lat- THE GUNDLACH DRILL WORKS, P. M. Gundlach's Sons. Proprietors. Manufacturers of the Renowned Cundlach Drills. First Patented in 1 857, and Always Kept Up to Date. Employs 35 to 50 Men. Bauer Brothers Foundry Company Occupy a Portion ot the Building for the Manufacture of Fine Grey Iron Castings. PAGE SEVENTY ft I PLANT OF THE MITCHELL-PARKS MANUFACTURING COMPANY, West Main Street, Tracks of the Illinois Central Railroad. ter plan is but preliminary to the extension of the mains to the Mississippi River now in course of construction, and in the immediate future the city will be sup- plied with water from deep wells and from the Father of Waters, giving an un- limited supply for every purpose. For almost decades this city had remained cooped up within the narrow limits of the fathers. Here and there the overflow added a little territory and popu- lation. To the enterprising suburbanite the staid city, apparently well satisfied to let well enough alone, appealed but little. But with the new civic life was born the naturally resultant spirit of Anglo-Saxon expansion. The interurban lines opened up a large terri- tory of choic- est residence p r o p e r t y , soo n dotted over with the homes of en- terprising cit- izens. To these th e newer, or the COAL MINE OF FRANK SARGENT, Mwcoutar, Avenue. Near City Limits. Greater Belle- ville, appeal- ed, and they clamored for admission into the city. And as the mother gathered these children into the fold she spread the ex- p a n d in g wings of her public utilities until today the City of Yesterday, with its three square miles of territory, has grown to more than six, and the fifteen thousand of inhabitants to more than thirty, and over all this territory and to all these people every advantage of the modern life has been carried. And if a Rip Van Winkle should waken out of a five years' nap he would not recognize the city either in its material aspect, or still less in that which alone can build a city, PAGE SEVENTY-SIX SECTION OF THE ENGINE ROOM. SECTION OF THE BOILER ROOM. THE BELLEVILLE DEEP WATER COMPANY'S PLANT AT EDGEMONT. Furnishes Belleville with an Unlimited Supply of Water for All Purposes. PAGE SEVENTY-SEVEN BELLEVILLE CITY HOSPITAL, Smiihlon Road. Has Private Gas and Steam Healing Plant and the City Deep-Well Hydrant its civic spirit. GREATER BELLEVILLE is greater in every respect and from every standpoint. For its growth as indicated herein it is entitled to highest praise and recognition. But today is only a harbinger of the even greater tomorrow. For all the work of the latter years was really only foundational, the growth merely HEADQUARTERS OF L. WOLFORT & COMPANY. North Jackion Street. Horse, and Mules for All Purposes. Established in 1869. incidental. In its reorganized municipal life and public work, in the civic organi- zation and awakened spirit the city stands among the foremost of today. Bound PAGE SEVENTY- EIGHT HEADQUARTERS OF FRANK C. BUX. Undertaker and Funeral Director, - First and High Street! down for years by the bonds of lethargy and prejudice, like Gulliver of old, it was the target for many of the irritating darts of the Lilliputians around and about it. But GREATER BELLEVILLE has burst her bonds, and stands today with the consciousness of its giant's strength, and is now entering upon an era that will from decade to decade make it ever a GREATER BELLEVILLE. THE GLENDALE COAL MINE NUMBER ONE. Capacity, 700 Ton. a Day. L. ; N. Railroad Tracks. Owned and Operated by Peter Brandenburger. Ld S fl fe I C/} It] > & Q > I il DEMONSTRATION DEPARTMENT ST. CLA1R COUNTY GAS AND ELECTRIC COMPANY 93 North III OFFICES ST. CLAIR COUNTY GAS AND ELECTRIC COMPANY. 93 North Illinois Street. 1 i 1 1 THE DRY GOODS. LADIES' READY-TO-WEAR GOODS. AND CARPET STORE OF FUESS. FISCHER c COMPANY. 110-112 But M.in Street. Belleville. < Q 111 \\i li l! g. li II PI i p EMIL GEIL, Prudent. BELLEVILLE HOSIERY MILLS. PAUL F. VOCEL, Vice-President and Manager. GEO. K. ANDEL, Secretary and TK Manufacturer, of Men's Fine Gauge Mercerized Hose, 605 lo 61 7 East Main Street, Belleville, Illinois. LENGFELDER STOVE AND HARDWARE COMPANY. 41*3. 415. 501 East Main Street, Belleville, Illinois. One of the Oldest and Leading Business House, of Its Kind. Hi : i N : B Ti'S RESIDENCE OF WILLIAM A. TWENHOEFEL, President of The Twenhoefel Company, Real Estate. 900 South Church Street. RESIDENCE OF E. W. TWENHOEFEL, Secretary and Treaiurer of The Twenhoefel Compa Rral Estate, RESIDENCE OF R. E. DUVALL, RESIDENCE OF EMIL CEIL. Portland Avenue. RESIDENCE OF W. J REICHERT. Corner Eiehth and Church Strrrts. PLANT OF THE REICHERT MILLING COMPANY. The Home of White Rc.e Flour. W. ]. REICHERT, - - - PRESIDENT. RESIDENCE OF J. C. JACOBS, 3 1 7 Lebanon Avenue. RESIDENCE OF HENRY BIEN, With the Plant of Messrs. Bien & Peten, Lincoln Street, Near the Tracks of the Illinois Cenlral Railroad. RESIDENCE OF EDWARD LEOPOLD, 421 South Jackson Si ml. \PARTMENT HOUSE AND RESIDENCE OF P. J. RALPH. PortUod Avenue and Olive Street. With Plumbing E.t.blistmer.l to the Left in the Distance. RESIDENCE OF T. C. T1SCH, RESIDENCE OF EDWARD N. JOSEPH. Wab.,h Avenue. BELLEVILLE CHAPTER HOUSE AMERICAN WOMAN'S LEAGUE, Sautcr Heighli, West Main Stint.- -Rock Road. Mrs. Carrie Alexander Bahrenburg. President. Mrs. C. A. Highfield, Vice-President. Mrs. Henrietta M. Herman. Tr< Miss Johanna T. Lorey, Secretary. RESIDENCE OF HUBERT HARTMANN. Et Fint Street. Former Redence of JOHN BRANCH. North Illinois Street. EBSEN'S SWIMMING SCHOOL. Lebanon Avenue. Ill Attractions to be Enlarged and Enhanced in Nineteen Hundred and Eleven SECTION OF THE PLANT OF THE STANDARD BRICK COMPANY, Smithton Road and Illinoii Central Railroad. One of the Large.! Manufacturer, of All Grade, of Building Brick in Illinois, and Has a Capacity for Producing 1 2.000.000. President. Charles H. Slarkel. Secretary and Trea.urer. William Schmidt. General Manager. L. H. AUip. GREATER BELLEVILLE. (dtfrtt The Commercial Club. President. GEO. B. M. ROGERS. Vice-Presidenl. J. M. RAUCH. Tre. EM1L J. KOHL. GEO. W. STANLEY. President Manufacturers Association. Manufacturers Association. Preudent. GEO. W. STANLEY. Vice-President. A. W. ANDEL. Secretary. C. T. MULLEN. LEE HARRISON. C. T. MULLEN, Secretary Manufacturers Asso< The Retail Merchants Association. Master Builders Association. President, FRED. TEUFEL. SiDOLPH KNEBELKAMP. Meets First and Third Tuesdays of Each Month. PETER FELLNER. r President Retail Merchants Associa F. J. WOTTOWA. Vice- President, CHARLES PELKUS. Secretary. A. E. KREBS. A. J. SCHUESSLER. .n the Second and Third Wednesday of Each Month, UJ JO QC (J 1 o s S Q < : i The Commercial Building.. owners--it is essentially a monument to the " Greater Belleville "-a tribute to the new spirit of progress and entr,, hi new era of ad- vancement- -an inspiration to every business man and loyal citizen of Belle- ville. With this thought at its inception it is not remarkable that in all de- tails of construction the motto has been " The Best." and " The Best Only " from the s,-l.-<-ti.,,, of luc,ili,m. tli,- .-hoi, < .urliitM-ti. and discrim- ination in the materials used,--moreover a critical judgment in securing the best representative concerns having control of the essential elements of con- struction. An adherence to this determination for highest standards led to the selection of the firm of RIESTER & RUBACH, who are justly regarded as the leading architects of this that the quality of material: highest quality obtainable. Naturally the selection of THE BRICK used was of prime considera- tion, and yean of experience and practical knowledge led to the choice of THE HYDRAULIC PRESS BRICK COMPANY as the house best fitted for fu.ni.hing the high quality of material demanded in the building which is to set the standard for business buildings in Greater Belleville for the next decade The technical designation of the Brick employed is known as - NO. 110 DARK SHADE," and Mr. E. E. OEHLER, Manager of the Illinois Branch of this Company at the offices in the Missouri Trust Building, St. Louis, gave his personal attention to prompt deliveries of these High-Grade Bricks, so that no delays were experienced at any stage of building. This Company has two plants at Collinsville, Illinois, and are ampl dipped for promptly supplying materials in any quantity at briefest notice. It was the selection of this Brick that renders the Commercial Building not only actually enduring but gives il the air of great solidity. coupled with pleasing appearance, both of which are necessary in the modern skyscraper of every metropolis. BAUER BROTHERS, Contractors, Carpenters, and Builders, NO. 319 NORTH AIRY STREET, - - BELLEVILLE, ILLINOIS. Kinloch Phone 238. Estimates Cheerfully Furnished. We take pleasure in callintj attention to three or four of our recently. put-up Structures : The Commercial Bulld- inii. the Addition to the Saint Clalr County Court House, the Elks Building, and amond Residences thai of Geortje C. Rebhan, Esq. Interstate Contracting & Supply Co. BOTH PHONES. Successors to H. F. Gruetzemacher & Co.. H. F. GRUETZEMACHER. Jr.. President. E. G. GRUETZEMACHER, Vice-president and General Manager. A. G. GRUETZEMACHER, Secretary and Treasurer. CONTRACTORS OF STONE WORK, GRANITE, MARBLE AND TILE WORK, Saint Louis Office, 14O8 Liggett Building. East St. Louis Office and Works. 19th Street and Illinois Avenue. Some of Our Recent Contracts Covered the Marble Used In The St. Clalr County Court House and the Elks Building, Belleville, the City Hospital and the Central Bank Building. Saint Louis. [F. R. ROMER. Manager, , , 1 24 Virrfinla Avenue. BELLEVILLE, ILLINOIS. F. R. Romer Granitoid Company SIDEWALKS. COPING. TILE FLOOR. -AND MANTLE WORK A SPECIALTY- ALL WORK GUARANTEED. PHONES; -hml.M I, 1<7- .Bell 178- GEO. HIRTH, SANITARY PLUMBING. Es^fmateTche'erfuTly Given. 1 " 1 19 South High Street, Belleville, Illinois. Phones: Kinloch 362. Bell 362. John B. Bohlsen, Pleasant Hill Grocer, Dealer In Staple and Fancy Groceries. Fruits and Kinloch 595. 316 Jarrott Street. Belleville. Illinois. ^Prompt Attention and honest treatment Call on Sundlach and Company: ^Undertakers , ^funeral directors. jftigh and 31 Streets. . . . Sloth Phones. ^S^^S^^C^^C^^S 5 ^^?^ ^Wilharmil Coal and Coke Co. , Belleville, Illinois. Operating Sioyal and Sffassie SKines. 3>aily Capacity , 17OOUons. Coal for JEocal delivery. 3ot/i Phones. P J SOUCY, President. GEO. W. DETHARDING, Treasure!-. DONOVAN-GUIGNON LAND TITLE CO., E. W. MERTZ, Manager and Notary Public. Abstracts and Certificates of Titles. CONVEYANCING A SPECIALTY. OFFICE : No. 16 South Illinois Street, Belleville, Illinois. . . . Room 12 Arcade Building, East St. Louis, Illin FRANK P. RIESTER. OTTO W. RUBACH. Sliester and Siubach, ARCHITECTS AND SUPERINTENDENTS. Rooms 9 and 12 West Building, Belleville, Illinois. Main Office, Rooms 211 and 212 Insurance Building, East St. Louis, Illinois. The Geo. W. Stanley Company, SMALL NAILS, ' D. P. TACKS, STAPLES, RIVETS. Long DUtance, Bell 109- A. BELLEVILLE, . . ILLINOIS. FERDINAND WINKLER, Manufacturer of All Kinds of Soda and Mineral Waters. All Orders Promptly Attended to. 119 South Spring Street, Belleville, Illinois. George Eidman Implement Company, Dealers in AGRICULTURAL IMPLEMENTS, Faim Machinery of all kinds. Binders, Mowers, Buggies, Wagons, ;$*aS^ For Brick and Stone Work, Brick and Granitoid Paving, ^jgs Concrete Work, Cementing and Sewering, I 3toeffken Pumps, Drills, ^1P ..Brother*.. riers.Corn Plan- /$F$\ ^ General Contractors and Builders, Dealers in Building Material, Office and Warehouse, Race and C Streets. BELLEVILLE, ILLINOIS. Kinloch Phone 317. H ' Machines, &c. 18-20 North High Street, Belleville, 111. John Kreher, . . . Practical Horseshoer, 24 NORTH HIGH STREET, BELLEVILLE, ILLINOIS. BELL, 371 M. KINLOCH, 147. A. M. WOLLESON, Pre Phon: Bell 98',, Ki,,lo,-l,4V,. W. C. WOLF. Secretary. Wolleson-Wolf Abstract Company, FURNISH ABSTRACTS AND CERTIFICATES OF TITLE TO REAL ESTATE IN ST. CLAIR COUNTY. SPECIALTIES : Surveying and Flailing of Lote, Farms, Minel, tc. Writing of Deeds, Wills. Mortgage.. Lewes. &c. Taxes Paid for Non-Residen 18 SOUTH ILLINOIS STREET, BELLEVILLE, ILLINOIS. C. WO/./ , -Sun f.\< A. M. WOLLESON, Manager. Notary I'uhlk. Kinloch 280. Bell 502. CLAUS GROCERY CO., Staple and Fancy Groceries, Flour ana Feed. 715 South Jackson Street, Belleville, Illinois- The South=End Cash Grocery, J. A. GRUNEWALD, Manager. Both Phones. 622 Freeburg Avenue, Belleville, Illinois. Vitrified Sewer Pipe, Both Standard and Double Strength. Vitrified Drain Tile. Vitrified Wall Coping. Fire Clay Flue Lining. Fire Clay Chimney Tops. Fire Clay Chimney Pipe. Blackmer & Post Pipe Co SAINT LOUIS, MISSOURI. 9 Peter J. Zulauf, Bricklayer and Contractor, No. 505 Abend Street, Belleville, Illinois. JNE, KINLOCH 766. Adolph Engel & Brother, CONTRACTORS BUILDERS. A* Nos. 801 and 807 Park Avenue, BELLEVILLE, ILLINOIS. fyt JMebtlle DAILY. ESTABLISHED IN 1839. SEMI- WEEKLY. THE LEADING REPUBLICAN NEWSPAPER IN ST. CLAIR COUNTY. Best Advertising Medium. Brief Work Done. Job Work of Quality. IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIN G. A. SAHLENDER, Harnesses, Trunks, Valises, No. 126 Main Street, = = = Belleville, Illinois. IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIH Ebe Boullbotel J. BOUL, Proprietor, ==Lebanon Fine Wines, Liquors and Cigars. lllilllll!llllllll!lllll!lll!!lllll!llllllllll!l!llll!!!IH Staple and 3aney Groceries, 5io. 110 South Illinois Street, Belleville, J//inois ..... Uhe Jiinloeh Phone. Louis Weyhaupt, 722 Freeburg Avenue, Fine Wines, Liquors* and Cigars. Phone, 'Bell 661. THE Streets of Greater Belleville Should be Paved with The Greatest Paving Blocks In the World. Experience Everywhere Shows that the Best Paving Block Made is The Culver Block. Manufactured by The Wabash Clay Company Of Veedersburg, Indiana. JOHN GANNSMANN, Common and Select Stock Brick, A Specialty of Brick to Contractors at Lowest Prices. North Illinois Street and Louisville * Nashville Railroad. Swansea. Illinois. Thos. R. Mould, Attorney =at- Law, Notary Public, No. 32 Public Square, BELLEVILLE, ILLINOIS. Stoves and Hardware, Standard Warm Air Furnaces. 320 Main Street, Belleville, Illinois. Telephone, Kinloch 465. on ^Dentists. Established Ten Years. 18 East Main Street, Over Belleville Savings Bank. GEORGE J. FORESTNER, = = = PROPRIETOR- T. J. Price, f Dealer in Pianos, Organs, Player Pianos, and Talking Machines, Sewing Machines, Musical Instruments, Stationery, &c. The New Home Machine Leads All Others. Sewing Machines Repaired. ===15 West Main Street=== OPEN ALL NIGHT. The Wide= Awake Restaurant, T. F. PH1NNEY, .... Proprietor. Short Orders. Regular /Heals. Everything in Season. Northwest Corner Public Square, BELLEVILLE, ILLINOIS. Storrs===Sirns.. 1223 West Main Street, Belleville, Illinois. Kinloch Phone, 793. LEUNIG-RHEIN SHOE COMPANY, BELLEVILLE'S GREATEST SHOE HOUSE, Where You Will Always Find the CORRECT STYLES. 102 East Main Street, Belleville, Illinois. Phone, Kinloch 258. FRICK Feed Company, Wholesale and Retail Dealers in the Celebrated Cream and Cella Flour. Also Hay, Oats, Corn and Chicken Feed. All Orders Promptly Delivered. 623 South Illinois Street, Belleville, Illinois. .Wm. E. Siefert. "Real Estate, LOANS, INSURANCE, Rents Collected. Notary Public. Phone, Kinloch 3 1 1. Room No. 2, Court House, Belleville, Illinois. - West End Lumber Yard- JACOB CHRISTIAN, Proprietor. CARPENTER AND BUILDER. Contracts Taken for All Kinds of Buildings. Estimates Cheerfully Furnished on Application. Shop, No. 301 North Silver Street. Lumber Yard, No. 200-220 North West Street, Kinloch Phone 469. BELLEVILLE. ILLINOIS. CUT FLOWERS, FUNERAL DESIGNS, And All Kinds of Pot Plants. No. 721 East Seventh Street, Belleville, Illinois. PHONE, KINLOCH 192. Bdl. 571 A. ^eibelberger jpal). Kinlcch. 498. FARM YARD Boarding House and Saloon Leonard Birkner & Son, Props. Choice H^ines, Liquors and Cigars. No. 119 West Main Street, Belleville, Illinois, ALPH. GASS. GASS BROS., CONTRACTORS. CEMENT WALKS, BASEMENTS, STEPS. ETC. Office, 23 South Race Street. Kinloch Telephone 278. PETER GASS, Jr. Belleville, Illinois M. G. Gannon, DEALER IN Fresh Meats, Sausages, Etc. No. 318 East Main Street, Belleville. Ilium \ F. J. Schaeffler, Proprietor of the IMPERIAL BAR J ANDJ > OOL ROOM. Kinloch Phone 654. 200-202 West Main Street, Belleville, Illinois. Kinloch 227. Bell 289-M. HENRT FORCADE & CO, LOCAL AGENTS GOLD MEDAL and WHITE ROSE FLOVR, F. Q WEHRLE THE LEADING Setoeler Diamonds, Watches, Jewelry SOLID SILVER TEA and SOUVENIR SPOONS IN GREAT VARIETY. THE BEST at the LOWEST PRICES No. 16 EAST MAIN STREET CHRIS. DIETZ, The TAILOR. Jressed men in the community. i invariably reasonable. ve a Department in which Suits are Cleaned and Dyed 204 West Main Street, Belleville, Illinois. OMMHTCS C The Largest Stock of Marble and Granite Monuments and Tombstones in the County. All Work Guaranteed First-Glass. . The Owl Saloon. C. J. KUNTZMANN, Prop. Fine Wines, Liquors and Cigars. 20 West Main Street. Belleville, Illinois. Ten Years' Experience as a Master Painter. Adolph C. Spies, Painter anb Paper ganger Kinloch Phone 586. Cor. Glen Avenue and Monroe Street. Belleville, Illinois. Louis Kuhn Shoe Co. 1013 West Main Street, Belleville, Illinois. Have a Complete Line of .SHOES. At Moderate Prices. Try them. Fred.DabbCo, Louisville and Portland Cement, Plaster Paris, Lime, Sand, An- thracite and Soft Coal. Kinloch Phone. 700 South Illinois St. Belleville, Illinois, PATRONIZE The Belleville Steam Bakery And Work for (he Advancement of a Greater Belleville. MARTIN GRADL, Prop. George J. Kissel, Drugs, Medicines, and Chemicals, Paints, Oils, Glass, Putty, Etc., Fancy and Toilet Articles, Brushes, Perfumery, Stationery, Etc., Etc. WE GU<JtR<JINTEE : Personal Attention to Prescriptions. Only the Purest Drugs Used. Lowest Prices, Quality Considered. Physician's Prescriptions CAREFULLY COMPOUNDED. 14O1 West Main Street, Belleville, Illinois. 2X fetel'* ^on, Dealer in all kinds of Marble and Granite Monuments. Italian and American Marble and Granite Work. Tombstones, Monuments, Etc., a Specialty. All Work Guaranteed t the Low<* Price*. Estimate. Cheerfully FumUhed. TELEPHONE. BELL 309 A. 324-326 West Main Street, Belleville, Illinois. Philip 6. Wittlich, Jr., PAINTER and PAPER HANGER. All Work Entrusted to Me Done in a First-Class Manner. 3 IS Mend Street, Belleville, Illinois, LOUIS C. ZIMMERMANN & CO. Livery and Boarding Stables. Horses Boarded by the Meal, Day or Month. First-Class Drivers a Specialty. 216-218 East B Street, Belleville, Illinois. Wants more Dry Goods, wants more Carpets, Linoleums and Lace Curtains, wants more Ladies' Ready-to-Wear Goods And the Right Place to get the Right Goods at the Right Prices is at . . . Fuess- Fischer Company 's. . . WE place advance orders on Dry Goods direct with the manufacturer. We buy Carpets direct from the mills. We give orders to the Linoleum mills for carload lots. We buy Lace Curtains direct from the Lace Curtain manufacturer. Underwear and Hosiery we buy in case lots from the mills. Now the above way of buying our goods gives us this advantage : We buy for cash direct from the manufacturer, thereby saving the mid- dle dealer's profits ; in other words, goods go direct to the consumer through us from the manufacturer. So you pay but one profit for the goods after leaving the manufacturer do you see ? Buy Dry Goods, Carpets, Lace Curtains, Linoleums, Etc., from us and save money on your purchases, as above illustrated and done by the Fuess-Fischer Company, Belleville's Exclusive Dry Goods, Carpets and Ladies' Ready -to -Wear Goods Store. Bell 716. Kinloch 227. Washburn-Crosby Company's Gold Medal Flour AND Reicbert Milling Company's Wbite Rose Flour. Bran, Shipstuff, Chicken Teed, Hay, Corn and Oats. Office, Sixth and Spring Street, Belleville, Illinois. BOTTLERS of All BEVERAGES. Bell Phone 348 M. Kinloch. 460. 124 N. High Street ..Gottschalk Grocer Company.. HEADQUARTERS FOR FANCY CANNED AND BOTTLED GOODS- 114 AND 116 EAST MAIN STREET, . . BELLEVILLE, ILLINOIS. RESIDENCE PHONE BELL 568 A. HARRY B. WANGELJN, Real Estate and Loans, No. 5 South High Street, . . . Belleville, Illinois. -M. ZlMMERMANN- Dealer in Dry Goods and Groceries, NO. 801 FREEBURG AVENUE, BELLEVILLE. ILLINOIS. THE UP-TO DATE GROCERY AND DRY GOODS STORE. Phono : KINLOCH 365. loroi?fli (firorot 1012 AND 1014 WEST MAIN STREET. BELLEVILLE. ILLINOIS. Dealers in Staple and Fancy Groceries, Flour, Feed, and Miners' Supplies. Headquarters for ' Kinloch Phone 329. Dynamite and All Explosives. M. BAUMANX. L. BAUMANN. Baumann Bros., Contractors And Builders, No. 717 South Jackson Street, Belleville, Illinois. We Do All Kinds of Building and Repairing. Adolph H. Honer, r of and Dealer in MARBLE and GRANITE THomimttits, -otnb tonfs- &C.. tC. No. 829 South Illinois Street, One Block South of the I. C. Depot. See Me Before Placing Your Order. -JAMES P. RICH & SON- tmfc No. 10 North High Street, Belleville, Illinois, ... and ... East St. Louis. TELEPHONE : KINLOCH 247. JAMES P. RICH. W. J. P. RICH. PARK GROCERY CO., Wholesale and Retail Dealers in Choice Staple and Fancy Groceries, Vegetables, Fruits. Nuts, and Candies. CORNER A AND JACKSON STREETS, BELLEVILLE, ILLINOIS. PHONES : BELL 239. KINLOCH 239. Heinz' 57 Varieties a Specialty with us. JWWrfto... St. Clair Lumber Co. SASH, DOORS AND BLINDS, No. 309 West Main Street, Belleville, Illinois. TELEPHONES RESIDENCE TELEPHONE. K1NLOCH 452. BELL 157 M. OFFICE TELEPHONE, KINLOCH 56. DR. HENRY REIS. OFFICE : 118 WEST MAIN STREET. RESIDENCE : 121 S. RACE STREET. Belleville, Illinois. OFFICE HOURS-9 TO 1 1 A. M. 2 TO 5 P. M. 7 TO 9 P. M. Jctf|eatre Illinois. A Handsome Modern Playhouse Devoted to the Entertainment of Playgoers of AH Classes. Playing the Highest Class Traveling Attractions and the Best Popular Priced Ones. One of the Most Profitable Houses in the Country for the Traveling Manager. BADGLEY & SON Contractors And Builders We Do All Kinds of Building and Repairing. Also Manu- facturers of the Smith-Badgley Company's Adjustable Shade Hanger Window Lock and Pull. 765-767 East Main Street, Belleville. KINLOCH PHONE 592. -D. DAHLEM- .Wagon Maker. 602 North Richland Street, Belleville. Wagon Making and Repairing Promptly Attended To. Frit? Qjttint? r . : : . FINE CIGARS, LIQUORS, &C. Comer Illinois and B Streets, . . . Opposite Liederkranz Hall, . . . Belleville, Illinois. JWWiinf-... GANNSMANN & MUELLER, Common and Select Stock Brick. WE MAKE A SPECIALTY OF BRICK TO CONTRACTORS AT LOWEST FIGURES. North Illinois Street and Louisville and Nashville Railroad. SWANSEA, Illinois. There i . " BEST " of Everything, and a " BEST " Place to Get It. 1 1 3 EAST MAIN Is THE BEST PLACE to Get THE BEST. JCrebs Bros.' Store- Dinner Sets, Decorated China, Art Ware, Oil and Gas Lamps, Aluminum, Enameled and Granite Cooking Utensils and House Furnishing Goods AT THE LOWEST PRICES. 0rrtM and Band Hair (Eunfs (Jomposfd for GEORGE D. TUFTS, and Jnstrumfnta! IHusir. 406 Wabash Avenue. Belleville. Illi VISIT ...KOENIG'S... .MILLINERY. 22 West Main Street. Belleville. The Latest Stvles. The Lowest Prices. The LEADING GERMAN PAPERS in Southern Illinois. and Srfotor ?fi ....W St. (Stair ft? Jt Clair Printing anb j^eto^ Company. The Best Advertising Mediums in the City. Job Printing Promptly and Neatly Done. NO. 3O2 NORTH ILLINOIS STREET. - ' - - BELLEVILLE. ILLINOIS. Henry Niedenfuehr, Flow arnsfl FdL 318 WEST MAIN STREET. BELLEVILLE. PHONE: KINLOCH 224. (Sitafrr BELLEVILLE PURE MILK AND ICE CREAM COMPANY PASTEURIZED BOTTLED MILK AND CREAM. WE MAKE SIXTY VARIETIES OF ICE CREAM, SHERBETS, FRUIT ICES. PUDDINGS. AND BRICK, ALL FLAVORS. We Mate Fancy Forms of Fruits and Flowers. All Orders Will Receive Our Prompt and Careful Attention. BELL. 645 A. KINLOCH. 645. 105 NORTH MILL STREET. BELLEVILLE, ILLINOIS. We Do the Horseshoeing (or the Prmcipal Departments of the City of Belleville. CHARLES STEGMEYER, Practical Horse Shoer, 407 EAST MAIN STREET, BELLEVILLE, ILLINOIS. PHONE: BELL, 453 A. -O. W. PUSTMUELLER- CHOICE AND STAPLE -GROCERIES- FLOUR AND FRUITS. No. 220 Mascoutah Avenue. . . Belleville, Illinois. PHONES : KINLOCH 343. BELL 390. -OTTO G. NEUHAUS-- 1021 West Main Street. Belleville, Illinois. PURE DRUGS, MEDICINES, Perfumery. ToUet and Fancy Articles, and All Druggists' Sundries, Fine Imported and Domestic Cigars. Physicians' Prescriptions Carefully Prepared. PARIS STEAM CLEANING AND -DYE WORKS- FRANK SADORF, PROPRIETOR. CLOTHES STEAM RENOVATED AND PRESSED FOR $1.00 PER SUIT. CLOTHES THOROUGHLY CLEANED AND PRESSED FOR $2.25 PER SUIT. CARPETS CLEANED BY COMPRESSED AIR. Kinloch Phone 535. Bell Phone 421 A. NO. 315 EAST MAIN STREET. ...JACOB MAGIN... MANUFACTURER OF AND DEALER IN HAVANA AND DOMESTIC CIGARS Bell Phone, 272 M. No. 117 South Church Street, Bellevaie, Illinois. Kinloch Phone, 734. Smoke the Following Popular Brands: "JAKE MAGIN'S HAVANA." "LITTLE VICTOR." AND "THE PATRIOT." WESSEL & SAINTEVE Staple and Fancy --GROCERIES- NO. 1900 WEST MAIN STREET, BELLEVILLE, Bell Phone, 330 A. Kinloch Phone, 445. GEORGE W. SCHROEDER DEALER IN Staplf and 1fm% <&wmm, HX^AMJF^gR^VT^^Lp.C. WITH Cor. Gilbert Street and Caseyville Avenue, Swansea, Illinois. TROLLEY LEAGUE HEADQUARTERS. GEORGE SAUERWEIN CHOICE WINES, LIQUORS, AND CIGARS. 423 SOUTH ILLINOIS STREET. . BELLEVILLE. Lunch From 9 to 1 1 A. M. Phones : Kinloch 565. Bell 320. Otto J. Keller Grocery Co., NORTH ILLINOIS STREET. SWANSEA. ILLINOIS, STAPLE AND FANCY GROCERIES AND VEGETABLES. Bell Phone 395 A. Kinloch 771. A Trial Order Will Convince You A. SCHESKE, --- - MEAT MARKET, 422 EAST B STREET, BELLEVILLE, ILLINOIS. DEALER IN HOME-KILLED MEATS AND HOME-MADE SAUSAGES, PHONES: KINLOCH, 337. BELL. 164 A. ...Kinloch Telephone Company.., LOCAL AND LONG DISTANCE. Furnish Long Distance Service to Principal Points in Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri and Ohio. GENERAL OFFICES, KINLOCH BUILDING, TENTH AND LOCUST STREETS, ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI. JOS. BAUR. FRANK BAUR. Baur Bros.' Foundry Co. MANUFACTURERS OF ALL KINDS OF FINE GRAY IRON CASTINGS, NORTH ILLINOIS STREET, . . BELLEVILLE, ILLINOIS: A. M. HEINEMANN. A. H. HEINEMANN. HEINEMANN BROS. The Leading Grocers of Tower Grove, LEBANON AVENUE, BELLEVILLE, ILLINOIS. Phones : Kinloch,. 265 Bell, 676. .FRANK _ANG.. WHITENING. GRAINING AND GLAZING A SPECIALTY. All Work Entrusted To Me DOM in a Fint-Clas, Manner. Phone, Kinloch 617. 716 FREEBURG AVENUE, BELLEVILLE, ILLINOIS. ST. CLAIR -TITLE OFFICE- BASEMENT OF COURT HOUSE, BELLEVILLE. ILLINOIS, H. E, SCHRADER, MANAGER. Investigators of Titles. Furnish Abstracts, Plats and Certificates of Titles. CONVEYANCING A SPECIALTY. BELL TELEPHONE 171. KINLOCH 424. ANTON SEHLINGER. President. TONY J. SEHUNGER. Secretary and Tre WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALERS IN Grain, Hay, Flour and Mill Feed. BOTH TELEPHONES 63. 800-812 SOUTH ABEND STREET, BELLEVILLE. A.k Your Grocer for the Well-Known Brand, of Flour, " Marvel," " Imperial,'* " Beit," and " Sweet Locust." -F. N. GRUNEWALD- Hardware, Sporting Goods, Miners' and Electrical Supplies. AGENT FOR RUECHTER'S DURABLE PAINTS. Kinloch Phone 195. NO. 306 WEST MAIN STREET, BELLEVILLE, ILLINOIS. GEO.W.ROTHWEILER I -GEORGE HIPPARD- DEALER IN Staple Groceries, Fancy Fruits, Vegetables, FLOUR OYSTERS, ICE CREAM AND CONFECTIONS. No. 206 Virginia Avenue Belleville, IlHnois. PHONE : KINLOCH 470. Dealer in Staple and Fancy Groceries, Flour, Hardware and Shoes. 601 South Illinois Street, Belleville. TELEPHONE. KINLOCH 242. (Smitft HENRY EMUNDS. GEORGE KISSEL. West End Floral Park, FLORISTS- FLOWERS, DESIGNS, EMBLEMS, AND DECORATIONS. BEDDING PLANTS A SPECIALTY. PHONE = KINLOCH 314. 220O TO 2300 WEST MAIN STREET, BELLEVILLE. The Cash Meat Market, OSCAR SCHESKE, PROPRIETOR. 804 East Main Street, Belleville. A Full Line of Meats and Sausages. KINLOCH 679. BELL 628 M. C. O SCHOTT, Painter and Paper Hanger, 13O8 NORTH CHURCH STREET, BELLEVILLE, ILLINOIS. The F. J. LOUIS PATENT Expanding and Contracting Water Cut-Off. This Cut-Off Consists of Three Parts Made of Cast-iron, viz : The Valve and the Two Sections of the Casing. It is Made in Three and Four Inch Sizes. IT IS SUPERIOR TO OTHERS Because-It Expands and Contracts, preventing breakage by freez Because It does not leak in the joints as do other cast-iron Cut- C evolvi, i left to right, or vice versa as the Because- -The valve is simple and strong, need may be by means of a finger piece. Because Any of the parts can be replaced in case of breakage. F. J. LOUIS-Copper and Galvanized Iron Cornice Work. SKYLIGHTS AND VENTILATORS. ALL KINDS OF SHEET METAL WORK. No. 623 EAST MAIN STREET, BELLEVILLE, ILLINOIS. Wmkler & Schirmer, STATIONERS, BOOKBINDERS, And Dealers in Blank Books, School Supplies, Wall Paper, Picture Frames, Fancy Stationery, &c. No. 15 East Main Street, Belleville, Illinois. Selling Agents for "GREATER BELLEVILLE." CASH PACKING HOUSE ..MARKET.. JOHN SPRICH & SON, Proprietors. 212 East Main Street, Belleville, Illinois, Our Prices Are Always The Lowest. KINLOCH PHONE 436. -W. & E. SCHAEFER- DEALERS IN Lime, Hair, Sand, Cement, Plaster Paris, &c. DRAIN TILE, SEWER TILE AND BOILER TILE CONSTANTLY ON PI AND. PHONE : KINLOCH 135. Nos. 404 and 406 North Illinois Street, BellevOU, lllinoU. - tftf (firmtfr BfllfWIlf- A. G. STOLZE, CONTRACTOR AND BUILDER, PHONE. KINLOCH 616. WASHINGTON PLACE, BELLEVILLE. ILLINOIS. ESTIMATES CAREFULLY FURNISHED. ARTHUR W. OBST, Sanitary Plumbing and Heating, Gas Fitting and Sewering. 332 West Main Street, Belleville. KinlochPhone4l8. Bell. 543. MIKE KEEFE, Hotel and Saloon. Phone Kinloch 10. IINES. LIQUORS. CIGARS. &C. )13 SCHEEL STREET, BELLEVILLE. ILL. OPEN A 1. 1. NIGHT. No. 130 West Main Street, Belleville, Illinois. QUICK SERVICE. Restaurant and MB -Chilli- Parlor- F. D. DILLARD, PROPRIETOR. EMIL FUNCKE, (granitoid <i < nt 3Uorfe 807 South Jackion St i Furnished. BELLEVILLE, ILLINOIS. GEORGE E.DAHM PLUMBING, SEWERING and GAS FITTING. Jobbing Promptly Attended To. Estimates Furnished. No. 1009 West Main Street Belleville, Illinois KINLOCH PHONE 556. -AUGUST STEIN-- <f ontractor and Buil&f r, We Do All Kinds of Building and Repairing. 715 ABEND STREET, BELLEVILLE, ILLINOIS. PHONE, KINLOCH 765. Niebruegge Feed Co., 212-214 E.st B Street, Belleville. Illinois. Dealers in Flour, Hay, Corn, Oats, Chicken Feed, AND CRACKED CORN. Telephone. Kinloch 727. All Orders Will Receive Prompt Attention. WILLIAM DITTMANN, Contractor and Builder, 412 South Church Street, Belleville, Illinois. All Kinds of Repairins Promptly Attended To. Phone. Kinloch 393. HENRY SCHRECK, HOTEL AND BAR. FINE IMPORTED WINES AND LIQOURS. BOARDING BY DAY OR WEEK. No. 119 West Main Street, Belleville, Illinois. BRAUCH & BISCHOF, CONTRACTORS. GRANITOID WALKS AND CONCRETE WORK A SPECIALTY. BEI.I. PHONE 357. Office No. 102 South Illinois Street. Hotel Tiemann, LEOPOLD DITTEL, Proprietor. FIRST-CASS BAR IN CONNECTION. ....HENRY J. FINK.... Insurance, Financial and Bond BELLEVILLE, . . ILLINOIS. ~H. R. HEIMBERGER tit NOTARY PUBLIC, Room 28, First National Bank Building, BELLEVILLE, ILLINOIS. PHONES : RESIDENCE, BELL 524 A. OFFICE. BELL 722. ...ADOLPH G. FEHR... Florist ..AND SEEDSMAN.. Growers of Cut Flowers and Choice Plants. LEADERS IN OUR LINE. Greenhouses Carlyle Road, Store 222 East Main Street, BELLEVILLE. ILLINOIS. Jfos. ftilptrt . . Contractor and Builtor NO. 825 WEST MAIN STREET. BELLEVILLE. ILLINOIS. the Many Fine Buildings in and Around Belleville I have constructed I a few--The Henry Raab School House. The St Vincent Hospital " STORR'C 25 EAST FIRST STREET BELLEVILLE --- ILLINOIS Copies of " Greater Belleville " for Mailing to Friends can be obtained at the Book- stores of Belleville. . . . Price Fifty Cents. linofbfl'5 444 103 East Wain nos. DON'T MAKE A MISTAKE WHEN You BUILD, BUT USE -Swansea Arificial Stone- Manufactured by SWANSEA ARTIFICIAL STONE CO., Arthur J. Foumie, Prest. and Gen. Manager. Telephone- Bell 589 M. CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION WORK A SPECIALTY. JOHN D. VOGT, Grading Contractor, Telephone, Bell 536 M. BELLEVILLE, . . ILLINOIS. May SECURITY FLOUR And Greater Belleville Never Reach Their Limit. RAUCH MILLING CO. Chris. Knebelkamp & Company, -BUILDING CONTRACTORS- Bridge Work and Pile Driving a Specialty. OFFICE, NO. 211 ABEND STREET, BELLEVILLE, ILLINOIS. PHONES: KINLOCH 194. BELL 23 1 M. BEN MERCK FURNITURE 225-227 E. MAIN ST Rauschkolb Realty Company 19 WALNUT STREET, BELLEVILLE, ILLINOIS. ...REAL ESTATE, LOANS AND COLLECTIONS... Call Up Phone 335 M, or 402 M. When You Want Good Results Promptly. Dr. H. F. MERCK, ..Dentist.. CORNER CHURCH AND MAIN STREETS, BELLEVILLE, ILLINOIS. ,.L. Neumeyer & Son., EAGLE BAKERY AND CONFECTIONERY. MANUFACTURERS OF PRETZELS. 307 East Main Street. Belleville. Illinois. JOSEPH (Slotting -Leading Clothiers- HATTERS, And Gents' Furnishers, 107-109 West Main Street, Belleville, Illinois. WE KINDLY SOLICIT YOUR PATRONAGE. THE PURINGTON PAVING BRICK COMPANY, GALESBURG, ILLINOIS, MANUFACTURERS Pairing Brick SHIPPED DURING THE YEAR ...78,623,380, .if (Brfatfr Belleville Threshing Machinery. THERE IS NOTHING BETTER. THE JUMBO TRACTION ENGINES Are All Equipped With 2-Speed Device, and Have the Most Sensitive Friction Clutch Ever Put on a Road Engine. "BELLEVILLE SEPARATORS Are Unsurpassed for Fast, Clean Threshing, and They SAVE THE GRAIN. FOR CATALOGUE, PRICES AND TERMS ADDRESS, HARRISON MACHINE WORKS, . . . Belleville, Illinois. THE BELL TELEPHONE COMPANY OF MISSOURI A TELEPHONE IN YOUR OFFICE OR STORE. A TELEPHONE IN YOUR HOME. Long Distance Service From Every Bell Telephone. FOR RATES CALL BELLEVILLE 300. ADOLPH KEIL, STOVES AND RANGES. WARM AIR HEATING. SHEET METAL WORK. NO. 209 NORTH ILLINOIS STREET, nELLEVILLE, ILL. FRITZ WINTER, Fine Whiskies, Wines, Brandies, Liquors, Cigars, &c. W. C. SPIES, painting, ll)itfning and Papn foanainj. 300 SOUTH CHURCH STREET, Phon,.KinlocS657. BELLEVILLE. ILLINOIS. The Engravings Used in This Book Were Made by the MISSOURI ENGRAVING COMPANY, OF SAINT LOUIS. THEY SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES. IF YOU CONTEMPLATE A CATALOG OR OTHER ADVERTISING LITERATURE WE INVITE YOUR INQUIRIES. THE MISSOURI ENGRAVING COMPANY, Publicity Building, 1127-29 Pine Street, Saint Louis, Missouri. Renowned Gundlach Grain Drill. The Simple ft as Well as the Strongest and Most Durable Force Feed Grain Drill in the Market, and the Lightest Running. Every Drill Warranted. Manufactured by P. M. GUNDLACH SONS, BELLEVILLE, ILLINOIS. QUALITY STOVE AND RANGE Co., MANUFACTURERS OF HIGH-GRADE Steel Ranges and Heaters, BELLEVILLE, ILLINOIS. LONG & SONS, DEALERS IN Furniture, Stoves, Sewing Machines, Washing Machines, Clothes Wringers, Bicycles, School Furniture, &c. 123, 125, 127, 205 and 205 1-2 West Main Street, Belleville, Illinois. Storage Rooms : Spring and Third Streets. Telephones : Bell 93 A. Kinloch III. Repairing of All Kinds Promptly Attended To. Miller & Schaal, Contractors! ano Carpenters!, 310 WABASH AVENUE, . BELLEVILLE, ILLINOIS. Estimates Furnished Promptly. Phone, Kinloch 138. Schiermeier & Nagel Jobbing Bricklayers, Residence 400 South Church Street Belleville, Illinois. All Kinds ol Brick Laying Promptly Attended To. Kinloch 652 . E. W. WEST, JR., Real Estate and Loans, No. 38 First National Bank Building, Belleville, Illinois. Gust. W. Grossart, CHOICE ROSES, CUT FLOWERS, WEDDING DEC- ORATIONS, FLORAL DECORATIONS. Bell Phone I 16 A. Kinloch 146. Eail Main Street. Belleville, Illinoii. Jos. Schwarz & Son, General Machinists. Rebuild Engines, Steam Pumps, Mining Machines, &c. Also, Iron Work for Contractors and Builders. 512-314 East Main Street. . . . Belleville, Illinois. REEB BROTHERS, Coal, Lime, Sand, Cement, and General Contractors, OFFICE, 341 CENTREVILLE AVENUE, BELLEVILLE, . . ILLINOIS. W. L BATDORF & COMPANY, DEALERS IN HAY, GRAIN AND FEED. JOBBER OF SLEEPY EYE FLOUR. Corner Richland and A Streets, Belleville, Illinois. ESTABLISHED 1889. BOTH PHONES 201. INCORPORATED 1908. Joseph Leopold & Brother, / / / o /<? J a tc cJL . c/ Thomas Fischer, 110 North Mill Street, . . Belleville, Illinois. Phones : Kinloch 241 . Bell, 546. George W. Fries, SUCCESSOR TO AUG. KOOB. Soda Water Factory, 221 NORTH JARROTT STREET, BELLEVILLE. Strict Attention Will Be Given To Family Trade, and All Orders Receive Prompt Attention. Kinloch Phone 283. Bell Phone 551. "an HARTNAGEL & GRUENEWALD, PROPRIETORS. Everything in Drugs. DOUGLAS AVENUE AND EcHST MAIN STREET, . . BELLEVILLE, ILLINOIS. JOBBERS IN CANDY, ROLL PAPER, AND GROCERS' SUNDRIES, Wholesale Produce. General Agent! lor Manewal Crackers. South High and First Streets, . . . Belleville. BOTH PHONKS. Louis Wotz, Moving, Expressing, And Hauling of all kinds. PICNIC CAR FOR HIRE. No. 10 South Mill Street, Belleville, Illinois. PHONE, BF.l.i. 528. ...<j!)f (firtatfr <?. MENSINGER, A Fine Line of First-Class Groceries, Qhinaware, Lamps. Garden Seed that are True to Name. Be Sure to See Our F.ncy Lamp, and Chin. Ware Before Buyin Elsewhere. 208-210 North Illinois Street, Belleville, Illinois Telephone : Bell 36. Otto R. Hauck, Contractor And Builder, Smithton Road, . . Near City Lin Belleville Rural Route No. 2. Us. <ALL KINDS OF BUILDING AND REPAIRING. John Winkler, MANUFACTURER OF Factory, Fulton Street Near Mascoutah Avenue, BELLEVILLE, ILLINOIS. Agent for Sheboygan Mineral Water. The Twenhoefel Company, INCORPORATED. ESTATE, Insurance and Financial Agents, The LARGEST DEALERS in Real Estate in the City-and Subdivision. Office. 20 South Illinois Street, Belleville, Illinc PHONES: BELL 183 M. K1NLOCH 15. Theodore Neuf, MOVING, LIGHT EXPRESSING, HEAVY HAULING, And Goal. 1 18 NORTH LINCOLN STREET, BELLEVILLE, ILLINOIS. KINLOCH PHONE 256. Greater MebtUe," BY PEN AND PENCIL SKETCHES, Conveys in Concise. Eloquent and Picturesque Language and Illustration all the Salient and Important Phases of Life in this Growing City of 30,000 People. 150 Illustrations. Price, 50 Cents Per Copy. Send a Copy to Every Friend. Belleville Automobile Company's, 228 West Main Street. GEORGE G. BEHRENS, Manager. p, to ,,e: Kinioch R. E. McCullough, John G. Metze, Groceries and Notions, ..And Tea Blender.. Extracts. ___ J. 230 NORTH SILVER STREET, Y 11 South Jackson Street, . Belleville, Illinois. 1 BELLEVILLE, ILLINOIS. A GUBSER, Independent Oil Dealer. TANKS AT SWANSEA, ILLINOIS. HOME ADDRESS, NO. 606 NORTH ILLINOIS STREET, BELLEVILLE, ILLINOIS. PHONE : K1NLOCH 730. Hanbmarfe." ^ J DENNIS M. RENNER, PROPRIETOR. Manufacturer of and Dealer in HAVANA AND DOMESTIC Cigars : Factory No. 22, Corner First and High Streets, BELLEVILLE, ILLINOIS. ..Karr Supply Company.. BELTING, HOSE AND PIPE, 129 West Main Street, Belleville, Illinois. jfme ttneg, ILtquors anb Cigars. POOL ROOM IN CONNECTION. 231 Jarrott Street Belleville, Illinois. BELL PHONE 260. .flft* INSURANCE OFFICE, 500 EAST MAIN STREET, Kinloch Telephone, No. 25. .... BELLEVILLE, ILLINOIS. Bell Telephone, No. 828. KLOESS BRICK COMPANY, MANUFACTURERS OF PLAIN, STOCK AND ORNAMENTAL --BRICK- Yard No. I. ,.! Office. Wot D Street. Bell Phone. 114, Kinloch, 127. Yard No. 2. Opposite Air Line Junction, Kinloch Phone. 234. BELLEVILLE, ILLINOIS. PETERS & SONS, STOVES AND HARDWARE, Standard Warm Air Furnaces. Telephone, Kinloch 465. 320 MAIN STREET, Manufacturers of Sash, Doors, Blinds and Stair Work. Both Phones 190. Nos. 700-708 West Main Street, Belleville, 111. FREDERICK WOELK, Electrical Supplies and Construction. KINLOCH PHONE 745. 17 SOUTH HIGH STREET, BELLEVILLE. ILLINOIS. A. H. KNEBELKAMP, CONTRACTOR AND BUILDER KINLOCH. TELEPHONE 355. No. 915 Union Avenue, Belleville, Illinois. HENR Roofing, Gultering, Spouting, Heating, Etc. Moulded Culler Formed Promptly. Kinloch Phone 486. No. 222 North Illinois Street, Belleville, Illinoi ESTABLISHED 1835. BELL PHONE 1 24. CHAS. MERCK, BAKERY AND CONFECTIONERY, 24 West Main Street, Belleville, Illinois W. a. 16 East C Street, Belleville. Illinois. Telephone, Kinloch 446. -dftr -PHILLIPS & DAY- DEALERS IN CHOICE STAPLE AND FANCY GROCERIES, FRUITS, VEGETABLES, and MINERS' SUPPLIES, FORTY-SECOND STREET, OAKLAND STATION, BELLEVILLE, ILLINOIS. GEORGE P. UHL, (Jontrartor OF BRICK AND STONE WORK. BUILDER OF SIDEWALKS, GRATES, CISTERNS, &C. 204 PORTLAND AVENUE, BELLEVILLE. ALL WORK GUARANTEED. AARON BAER. AMSON BAER. BAER BROS., DEALERS IN HORSES AND MULES. Residence Telephones: No. 206 M. No. 268 A. No. 384 M. Office Telephone, No. 79. 314 NORTH HIGH STREET, BELLEVILLE, . , ILLINOIS. V. GAUSS, FRUITS AND VEGETABLES AT MODERATE PRICES. ..GARDEN SEEDS THAT GROW. No. 209 North Illinois Street, Belleville, Illinois. Dr. 0. E. Jacobs, Dentistry Done in the Latest Style. Prices Very Reasonable. Bridge and Crown Work a Specialty. Largest Stock in the Dental Profession Always Kept on Hand. Lady Attendants. All Languages Spoken. Office Hours, 8 A. M. to 6 P. M. 1111 West Main Street, Belleville, Illinois. Adolph Stauder Garpenter ...And Builder... Also Manufacturer of All Kinds of LADDERS. REPAIRING PROMPTLY ATTENDED TO. Office and Shop, 115 North Spring A ve. , PHONE : KINLOCH 252 J. BELLEVILLE ILLINOIS. Charles Junck Company, Hardware, Stoves and Tinware. Telephone: Kinloch 514. 1007 WEST MAIN STREET, BELLEVILLE, ILLINOIS. (ftitafrr CONTRACTORS AND BUILDERS. MILL WORK OF ALL KINDS.- SCHEEL AND BENTON STREETS, Near L. & N. Freight Depot, Belleville, Illinois. PHONE : KINLOCH 783, fljotorn THE INCORPORATED. MANUFACTURERS OF THE CURTIS POWER EMBOSSING PRESSES AND APPLIANCES. THE PRESS WITHOUT A PEER. GENERAL MACHINE WORK. L. & N. R. R., Between Main Street and Grand Avenue, Bell Phone 859. BELLEVILLE, ILLINOIS. Weaver & Co. 109-115 NORTH ILLINOIS STREET, BELLEVILLE, ILLINOIS. .UNDERTAKERS. Livery and Boarding. Phones: Kinloch < SIMEON BUNN & SONS, CONTRACTORS AND BUILDERS, Inventors of the Latest Improved Gas and Coal Heating Furnaces, and Latest Improved Continuous Muffled Gas Annealing Furnaces, adopted for Annealing Malleable Iron, Nails, Tin Plate, &c. GAS PRODUCERS AND FURNACES OF ALL DESCRIPTIONS A SPECIALTY. Address SIMEON BUNN, Sr., 303 West Ninth, Cor. Race Street, Belleville. PHONE : KINLOCH 539. Suits, . . Skirts, . . Boats, . . Waists, . . Lingerie, . M&*f9R a ;St,.<,t . . .a/fa JERGER BROTHERS, Dealers in Choice Meats and Sausages of all kinds. Fancy and Staple Groceries. FRUITS AND VEGETABLES. No. I423 West Main Street Belleville, Illinois. Bell Phone 437 A. Kinloch 1 99. Q. eOUKOULIS, Belleville Candy Kitchen Company FRESH HOME MADE CANDIES AND CHOCOLATE BON BONS. No. 1 1 7 East Main Street Belleville, Illinois. Phone: Kinloch 7 1 3. Faulstich Chimney Tops: WENDELIN FAULSTIGH, Patentee, BRICK AND STONE MASON oHND CONTRACTOR, NO. 1031 CHARLES STREET, . . BELLEVILLE, ILLINOIS. One of My Letters of Endorsement : RE1STER & RUBACH. slrcljitects ant) ^upeniitenbcnts, Offices East Si. Louis V and Belleville. BELLEVILLE, ILLINOIS. Mr. W. FAULSTICH, Patentee. City-Dear Sir: -We have been using the FAULSTICH IRON CHIMNEY TOP exclusively on our buildings (or a number of years, and can readily recommend them the most SEND FOR CIRCULAR AND PRICE LIST. 3totttute, MODERN METHODS OF TREATMENT. All Forms of Disease Cured by Nature's Methods. Consultation Free. Bell Phone, 344 A. ; 9 A. M. to 8 P. M. Corner Main and Spring Streets. Chas. P. Born, 1 1 PINE STREET, One Block North of L. & N. Freight Depot. Rubber Tires For Buggies and Carriages. New Rubber Tires Set and Old Repaired. All Work Guaranteed First-Class. Only the Best Material Used. Kinloch Phone 323. Fine Photography, Babies' Photos a Specialty. Special Attention Given to Wedding Groups. Studio, 21 1-2 East Main Street, Belleville. JOS. ROESCH. President. ADOLPH BOUL, Manager. ADOLPH ROESCH. Secretary and Treasurer Roesch & Boul Plating Works, Nickel, Brass and Copper Plating, Oxidizing and Lacquering. Chandeliers and Stove Plating a Specialty. KINLOCH PHONE 360. Office and Worts, I. C. Track, and Lincoln Street. BELLEVILLE. ILLINOIS. Koerner's 300 West Main Street. HOTE,L AND BAR. BELL TELEPHONE 885. Western Automobile and Electric Co., Automobiles and Accessories. 1O2-1O4 North Illinois Street, Belleville, Illinois. Vogel=Schrader Grocery Company, Headquarters for Fancy Goods, 118 East Main Street, Rentchier Building, Belleville, Illinois. Both Phones 22. C. A. VOQEL, President. G. F. A. SCHRADER. Secretary and Treasurer. ...31. 3t> Schwartz... . . Confectionery. . Candies, bruits, See Cream, &e. 5jt'xt 3leeommodationt in Down. Bell Phone 990. Kinloch 596. 122 EAST MAIN STREET, BELLEVILLE. The St. Clair Title Office, IN COURT HOUSE, BELLEVILLE, ILLINOIS. HENRY G. C. SCHRADERo, Manager. Investigators of Titles. Furnish Abstracts and Certificates of Title, Plats, Wills, Deeds, Mort- gages, and Any Information Regarding Land in St. Clair County, Illinois. TELEPHONES: BELL 171. KINLOCH 424. 3)ouglas Pharmacy, ROY BRIDGES, Proprietor. Successor to HARTNAGEL & GRUNEWALD. PRESCRIPTIONS A SPECIALTY. EAST MAIN STREET AND DOUGLAS AVENUE, BELLEVILLE, ILLINOIS. GEO. GAUSS , SONS, Dealers in Yarns, Dry Goods, Hosiery, Underwear, NO. 209 NORTH ILLINOIS STREET, BELLEVILLE, .... ILLINOIS. Fred. Daab Companjr 700 South Illinois Street, Dealers in Portland and Louisville Cement, Wall Plaster, Plaster Paris, Sewer Pipe, Anthracite Coal, &c. Sole c/lgents for Glencoe Black Lime. Wm. Voellinger 1 STAPLE AND FANCY GROCERIES, 425 North Illinois Street. KINLOCH PHONE 583. JOHN 'BUX, Manufacturer of and Dealer in Havana and Domestic CIGARS, Factory JVo. 22, 229 South Illinois Street, "Belleville, Illinois. Herzler & Henninger Machine Works Manufacturers of Coal Mining Machinery, Founders, and Machinists, 226 CENTERVILLE AVENUE, BELLEVILLE, ILLINOIS. Office Phone, Bell 400. Residence. Bell 638. 51. 8. Suvall, Real Estate, Loan and Insurance Agent, Penn Building, . . . Belleville, Illinois. -Grafs Laundry HUGO GRAF, Proprietor, 823-825 West Main Street, Belleville, Illinois. J. B. R.eis Lumber Co., Manufacturers of Sash, Doors, Blinds, and Stair Work, 700-708 West Main Street Belleville, Illinois. BOTH|;PHONES 190. WATC Gold plete 17 WS: (^s/ f SMV'NOTetlieV!"iRrpaiIi'n8*a's'plciaity" FINE WATCH REPAIRING. ALL WORK GUARANTEED. JOHN KLOCK, Jr., Watchmaker and Jeweler, Southeast Corner Main and Race Streets, BELLEVILLE, ILLINOIS. Louis Reuther, COAL ==AND ICE- Office, Lebanon Avenue, . Belleville, Illinois. Telephones, Kinloch No. 422. Bell 1030. AUTO ACCESSORIES. REPAIRING A SPECIALTY. THE Belleville Garage, GEO.W. SAHLENDER. Proprietor. 228 West Main St., Belleville, 111. KINLOCH PHONE 384. PHONE. BELL 513 M. Up-To-Date Music Mayr's Concert Band : Frick and Jac. Hearst. Clarinets. John Battler, Jr.. FiSJe^Vro^rTune?. CarM-indow', John Ficher, A Belleville, Illinois ll, Frank Fischer, Frank Andrews, Theo. Fischer, Fred 522 East B Street INSTRUMENTATION OF THE BAND : Co , . , r.. Walter Hearst and Adolph Lindow. Piccolo and Flute. , , Arthur Slider and'Kennu Fra'nkenberg. '"Ba'rttoSa, j"c. KH- lian and Geonje Stokes. Bass, Rob. Coxan and Joe. Schmidt. Bass Drum, Aoton Peters. Drums and Traps. Herbert Stokes. EDWIN MAYR. Bandmaster. One of the finest bands in Southern Illinois, with an enormous repertoire, and talented musicians well drilled under the able direction of Prof. Edwin Mayr. It has the most thoroughly equipped band room in the country. where weekly rehearsals are held with twenty-five of the best musicians. The Band Is open for any engagement. Parties wishing Musk will do well to call on, or Ph0 " e ' EDWIN MAYR, Bandmaster, 522 East B St. Bell Phone 840. Kinloch Phone 655. 3/ie Wick jewelry Company, 124 EAST MAIN STREET. Watches, Gold and Silver Jewelry, Silverware, Etc. Watch Repairing and Engraving KANZLER'S CHOICE GROCERIES. CHAS. F. KANZLER, PROPRIETOR. PHONES 86. Rhein Feed Company. Hay, Grain, aud Feed. Distributors of PHlsbury's " Best " Flour. 212-214 EAST B STREET, BELLEVILLE, ILLINOIS. KINLOCH 727. BELL. 397 NATIONAL DENTAL PARLORS, THE LEADING, MOST UP-TO-DATE, AND LARGEST DENTAL ESTABLISHMENT IN THIS CITY. 21 East Main Street, Belleville, Illinois. Bell Telephone 131. J. M. HKK HI. Kit. J. P. BUCHHOLZ. A. P. BKICHLER. W. G. BUCHHOLZ. MICHAEL FREES, SUCCESSOR TO PETER KNAPP, Manufacturer of and Dealer in Harnes.es, Blanket., Robes, Collars, Saddles, Whips, Trunks, Valises, &c. 302 East Main Street, Belleville, Illinois. H. P. LIESE. BRICHLER-BUCHHOLZ POMP A NY --vl/lur/Yn I -- UNDERTAKERS AND ....FUNERAL DIRECTORS.... LIVERY AND BOARDING. 109-117 North Illinois Street, Belleville. BOTH PHONES. Belleville Steam Laundry, ...INCORPORATED. . CHAS. LINK, Jr., Secretary and Treasurer. Northwest Corner Public Square. Henry Reis & Sons Lumber Company SUCCESSORS TO M. & H. REIS. Everything in LUMBER and MILLWORK. BEST QUALITY- LOW PRICES. BELLEVILLE, ILLINOIS. GEORGE R^IUSCHKOLB, Grocer, Dealer in Staple and Fancy Groceries. A and Walnut Streets, Belleville. Phones : Bell 4O2 M. Kinloch 335. WILL TAYLOR, Candy and Fruit Store, Belleville Pure Milk Ice Cream. Corner of Main and Church Streets, BELLEVILLE, ILLINOIS. larket. . SEALSHIPT ....CHRISTINE HERRMANN.... ...Latest Styles in Millinery... Up-To-Date Headgear. Bridal Veils and Ornaments a Specialty. Mourning Orders Given Prompt Attention. 114 South Illinois Street, Belleville, Illinois. C. P. BORN, I John L. Woelfle's Bicycle Repairing. Rubber Tires. Solid Cushion Bicycle Tires. Rubber Tire Repairing. \> li.-.-U ( limiu.-il from St,-fl lircs to Rubber Tires. All Work Guaranteed. Auto Tires Repaired. Kinloch, 213 L. 6 North Church Street. MODEL MARKET, 523 South Illinois Street, Belleville, Illinois. Fresh and Smoked Meats. Home- Made Sausage a Specialty. PHONES: Kinloch 122. Bell 122. REEB BROS, GENERAL CONTRACTORS, BELLEVILLE, ILLINOIS, Have Handled Some Heavy Contracts Recently. Among Them : Belleville, Illinois, . $1,OOO,OOO.OO Du Quoin, " . . 3O,OOO.OO Lebanon, " . 17,OOO.OO Harrisburg, " . . 27,OOO.OO Metropolis, " . 6O,OOO.OO East St. Louis," . . 25,OOO.OO Greenville, " . 5O,OOO.OO Albion, " . . 85.OOO.OO Dealers in Hard and Soft Coal Cof^e, Wood, and Cement, Office, - - - 341 CenterVille AVenue, 'Belleville, Illinois. THE LEADING GERMAN PAPERS IN SOUTHERN ILLINOIS. ..Tageblatt and Arbeiter-Zeitung.. DAILY, flnb g>t Clair DolteblatWiaeefcls. PUBLISHED BY THE ST. CLAIRj PRINTING AND NEWS COMPANY. The Best Advertising Mediums In the City. Job Printing Promptly and Neatly Done. 302 NORj/TH ILLINOIS STREET, BELLEVILLE, ILLINOIS. ...Mold's Pharmacy... 423 North Illinois Street. * Drugs, Patent Medicines, Paints, Glass and Sundries. GEO. W. NOLD, Prescription Druggist. Phone : Kinloch 500 L. Bell 790. ...Jos. Martin, JWoVer... jlnd HeaVy Hauler. Also Contracts Taken for All Kinds oj GRAVING. Phones : Bell 106, Kinloch 203. Office, 100 Jouth Illinois Street. MO NIC ^5 Man r of the Fines Photographs from which the 1T1 \J 1 1 1Y MO Engravings in " The Greater Belleville " 1 m f* |Jw are Reproduced were Productions of Implement Company, & 213 East Main Street, fc ^HttlU^l QL Belleville, Illinois, ^ FARM MACHINERY, VEHICLES, Gasoline Engines, Gasoline Gas Lights, Cream Separators, Sewing Machines, *g | ] |_ 2 SOUTH HIGH STREET, Vulcanite Roofing, &c. Wt d !^t BELLEVILLE, ILLINOIS. Totsch & "Bub, 'Barber Shop and 'Bath *Rj3oms N. E. Corner Public Square, 'Belleville, , . Illinois. Distinctive JeWelry: In other words. Jewelry of character and quality, at prices usually asked for the common- place kind. LA VALLIERES are much in vogue, and we are showing many patterns let with precious stones. We hae BRACELETS. NECKLACES, LOCKETS. FOBS. CUFF BUTTONS, SCARF PINS. HAT PINS, Etc. Everything up to date. F. G. WEHRLE, 16 East Main Street. The Best Goods for the Price, no Matter What the Price. L. F. Dintelman, Smithton Turnpike, "Belleville. Kinloch Phone 614. Albert G.Diller, fainter and "Paper Hanger, "Brackett Street, - . - Swansea, Illinois. ROBERT HILL & SON, 2101 WEST MjilF STREET. Ale and "Porter, Fine Whiskies, Wines, "Brandies, Liquors, and Cigars. ...THE BELLEVILLE BALER CO.. : with less labor than any other press on the market. If you bale for profit this is the baler you want. Patented June Mth. 1904; March 21,1. 1905 : June 5lh. 1906; February I2lh. 1907 ; March 8th. 1907 : April 7th, The BELLEVILLE SELF-FEED HAY PRESS will bale ing effected by our patented fork device will soon pay for the pre BELLEVILLE BALER COMPANY, BELLEVILLE, ILLINOIS. HARRISON MACHINE WORKS, BELLEVILLE, ILLINOIS, Sole Licensees. GEORGE BARNES, Contractor and "Builder, Grand Vue Avenue, .....-. "Belleville, Illinois. TELEPHONE, SELL, EAST 1247. Perfect Stove and Manf g Company, MANUFACTURERS OF STOVES AND RANGES HEATING AND LAUNDRY STOVES, Office and Works, I. C. Tracks and South Lincoln Street, Belleville, niinois. Kinloch Phone 360. Send for Catalogue and Price List. M. C. RODENBERGER ....& SON.... ...Manufacturers and Dealers.. GRANITE AND MARBLE ....MONUMENTS.... Mausoleums and Heavy Monumental Work a Specialty. Works and Office Opposite Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Belleville, Illinois. P.O. Address Edgemont Station. East St. Louis. Telephone, Bell, East 1773. MR. N. SHERWOOD D'WOLF, 5858 PLYMOUTH AVENUE, ST. LOUIS, MO., -F. S. BURNS- DEALER IN GROCERIES AND NOTIONS, 201 SOUTH CHESTNUT STREET, BELLEVILLE, ILLINOIS. Phone. : Kinloch 297. Bell 619 M. KIM'S Hotel, Restaurant and Buffet... A FIRST-CLASS PLACE. NO. 27 WEST MAIN STREET, BELLEVILLE... Everything In Season on Hand. Fine Fish. Lobsters. Poultry. Oysters on the Half Shell, and Delicacies of All Kinds. Fine Ladies' Restaurant Up-Stairs. Your Trade Kindly Solicited. PHONES : Bell 214. Kinloch 183. JOHN W. DENNIS, CONTRACTOR AND BUILDER, We Do All Kinds of Building and Repairing. Estimates Cheerfully Given. Jobbing Promptly Attended To. Office and Residence Signal Hill Station, Belleville Electric Line ' Post Office Address R. R. No. 1, Edgemont Station, East St. Louis, Illinois. TELEPHONE, BELL, EAST 2219. Judging The Performance of a Car. The test of performance is not a day, month or year, but a number of years of constant service, reli- ability, and freedom from repairs. Simplicity of construction is the best guarantee against repairs, skillful workmanship and excellent material used, have unquestionably proven that the IS BUILT TO LAST. FRANK B. SMILEY, Representative, Belleville, HI., B and Jackson Streets. Phones: Bell 25. Kinloch 777. FINK & HOPPE INSURANCE, Financial and Bond Brokers, PUBLIC SQUARE, . . . BELLEVILLE. This Wagon Contains 1 2,068 Pounds of Our No. One Lump Coal. Illini Ice (&> Fuel Company Successors to Fischer Coal 8, Ice Company, and City Ice C& Fuel Company, O. A. KRoUSE, President and General Manager. Office and Yards West A Street, Between Richland and Race Streets, Belleville, Illinois. PHONES: Bell 127, Kinloch 440. KIRCHER & SON, HARDWARE m 21 WEST MAIN STREET, BELLEVILLE, ILLINOIS. THEO. E. KIRCHER, President. H. B. KIRCHER. Secretary and Treasurer. ADAM KARR. Praident of Th. Kan Supply Company Who Ceneroush Financed " The Greater Belleville " and " Belleville Illustrated. " She ^Progressive Sflen Of the City of Belleville, with the publisher, are entitled to what of credit may be due for the issue of this elegant production. It gives a true picture of many interesting and picturesque phases of life in a busy, growing, ambitious community. It justifies a laudable pride in present accomplishments, and is an inspiring incentive for further efforts. It indicates a milestone on the road of progression, and shows what intelli- gent, persistent strivings for betterment will do. Every lover of " GREATER BELLEVILLE," after taking his bearings right now, will be more than ever a believer in its destiny to be one of the favored cities of this great Mississippi Valley an up-to-date modern city of the new times. THE ST. CLAIR COUNTY COURT HOUSE AND THE CITY HALL, BELLEVILLE, FEBRUARY, 1911. The Car Their I SrliMtfic Metbod. of Ex.min * of Practical Expcriom Absolute Suf*> ftnftn ftrtirt of tif (Brrot Industrial of tljf Ration. It gtmt&s at ttf IFoitfront Offtr IHtJnufdfturing (Spntr? s of ttt GR/ R.J.DAWSON Invalid Supply Co., 520 Pine Street, St. Louii, Mo. ADAM KARR. of The Ka.r Supply Company. ffhe ^Progressive Sften Of the City of Belleville, with the publisher, are entitled to what of credit may be due for the issue of this elegant production. It gives a true picture of many interesting and picturesque phases of life in a busy, growing, ambitious community. It justifies a laudable pride in present accomplishments, and is an inspiring incentive for further efforts. It indicates a milestone on the road of progression, and shows what intelli- gent, persistent strivings for betterment will do. Every lover of " GREATER BELLEVILLE," after taking his bearings right now, will be more than ever a believer in its destiny to be one of the favored cities of this great Mississippi Valley an up-to-date modern city of the new times. THE ST. CLAIR COUNTY COURT HOUSE AND THE CITY HALL. BELLEVILLE, FEBRUARY, 1911. 201 East Main Street, Belleville, Illinois. Watches, JEWELRY, SILVER WARE, Repairing of Fine Watches a Specialty. 3Bttarrtratrt-- The Careful Consideration That Their Importance Demands ? My Scientific Method* of Exmintion Will Renal the Slight ..t Defect in Your Eye*, Man, Yen f Prtic.l Experience Enable. Me To Fit You Witb Proper Gluee*. Bruiting of dltum a pf rialt?. Prompt Srtirf . 55rora <glas GRADUATE OPTICIAN. ~ SJS4. CASIMIR ANDEL President. PHIL, GASS. Cashier. Illlllllllllllllllllllll ORGANIZED 1874. CAPITAL, SURPLUS, AND UNDIVIDED PROFITS, Over $410,000.00. iiiiiiiiiiiiititiiiiiiii ( ASIMIR ANDBL. CYRUS THOMPSON. WILLIAM FEICKERT, VICTOB OAUSS, WILLIAM HLOKS, FRED. PRIESTER, HENRY HEIS. AUG. THEBIIS, , I. J. WEINOARTNER.