The Shelby Democrat
February 13, 1879
VOL. 1; No. 37
from the article, SMILING SHELBYVILLE!
W. J. Ryse
Was born in Hancock county, Indiana, in the year 1833.
His earlier life was
spent in farming and stock trading, and in 1854, he went into the fur
business. He came to Shelby county in 1869, and has been actively engaged in
his chosen business ever since, making twenty-five years in all. He is an
expert, so far as handling furs is concerned, he being able to tell at a
glance, almost, the true merits of any article of fur. He has paid thousands
of dollars for furs [...(in) ...] this county, and is still buying all [...
(he)...] can get. He is located at the hardware store of Georgas & Strong,
where he or his representative can be found any hour of the day. He pays the
highest market prices for all kinds of raw furs, such as coon, skunk, mink
and musk-rat, etc. He sells buffalo robes at wholesale, and has a large and
very fine stock. He is also a dealer in ready made furs of all kinds.
are needing anything in his line, give him a call, as he is prepared to offer bargains in all goods in his line.
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