Sykesville Items – Democratic Advocate – March 14, 1891

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Sykesville Items, Democratic Advocate, March 14, 1891Business Combination—Some Improvements—Other Items.

The people of Sykesville and vicinity were a little alarmed last week when it was currently reported that a trust company would be formed in Sykesville, but it only proved to be a commercial combine. The firms of Mellor & Schorb, Griffith & Turner and Bennett & Barnes, of this place, have combined, and will be known hereafter as the Sykesville Farm and House Furnishing Company. They will occupy the old stand of the retiring firms, and will carry a much larger stock of goods. The members of the new firm are all young men, and are noted for their industry and enterprise, and it is more than probable they make it warm for all competitors.

Warfield’s planing, sash and door factory is nearly completed. The machinery will all be in position and ready for operation by the 20th of this month. The engine will be tested this week, if our village doctor don’t lay an injunction on the smokestack. Mr. Warfield has removed his office from the rear to the front of his store, and has two rooms elegantly fitted up. He has a full corps of clerks, having recently engaged Mr. Richard McCrone. In one of the offices is a typewriting machine, where every night can be seen Hyatt and Chipley working at it like two woodpeckers on an old tree.

John McDonald & Co. will keep pact with the times, and will open with a larger stock this spring than ever before. They will also deal extensively in lumber and coal.

Postmaster Mellor will enlarge his store this spring, as he finds it much too small for his increasing trade.

The new firm of Delashmet & Waters will surprise the public when they open their spring stock. Sammy is immensely popular with the people, and he promises to please all who call on him.

L. H. Schultz & Son will cross the Patapsco in May, and will occupy their fine warehouse near the depot. The upper part of the building will be used exclusively for the display of furniture and household goods.

The ground has been broken for the new M. E. parsonage on their lot near Springfield cottages. The building will be completed about May 15th, and will cost about $2,000. Where they will locate next the Lord only knows.

Justice Hyatt has resigned, and J. Oliver Wadlow is also expected to do so, on account of his health. There are several aspirants for both places. Weer would like to be magistrate at Sykesville, and if he don’t succeed he will lay in a lot of brand new coffins in the spring.

Mr. Stewart Kearney has the finest lot of chickens now in the county, and his roost is well worth seeing. Norwood still attends to a good deal of
outside business, and it is hard to find a man that is engaged in so many enterprises.

St. Paul’s M. E. Church has taken a good many new members in the fold since that last revival. The children are now practicing for the Easter exercises.

When the springtime comes and the “robins nest again” Sykesville will be in full business bloom, and if they will only do a little more advertising, and not leave so much to your correspondent, we predict for them a year of extraordinary success.

The public schools, we regret to hear, will close early in April this year. Next year we suppose they will close altogether.

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