S. H. HORINE. The industries of Springfield are principally of an important character, ably and successfully carried on, the products being such as to have secured for this western town a reputation of which any might well be proud. Prominent among the successful business men of the town is S. H. Horine who is the secretary and general manager of the Springfield Ice and Refrigerator Company of the place. He has filled many positions of trust in his lifetime, but since he has become the manager of the large ice manufacturing plant of this town, it has prospered and become one of the prominent enterprises of the county. This plant was established in 1889 with a capital stock of $45,000, and the first officers of the company were James Rilley, president; James Slaughter, vice-president; H. S. Heffernan, secretary; and J. S. Ambrose, treasurer and manager. Thus it continued for some time, but the stock was purchased by capitalists of St. Louis, and the officers are at present: Adolph Bush, president; August A. Bush, vice-president; W. H. Horine Jr., treasurer; and S. H. Horine, secretary and manager. The plant is located on Phelps Avenue, between Boonville and Campbell Streets, and is also located on the Frisco & Gulf R. R., with side tracks of its own. This is the largest plant of its kind in southwest Missouri. The building is a large brick, and twenty-five tons are manufactured to supply the city trade. Vast quantities are shipped to smaller towns in this section of the State, and a specialty is made of shipping car loads to other cities and towns. Ice is shipped to Kansas, Arkansas, Indian Territory and other places. This is really the most important business in a community and adds much to the city's reputation as a business center. The ice is taken to any part of the city by Mr. Horine's ice wagon and found to be of the purest and best. The plant has in contemplation a large cold storage room, and Mr. Horine is agent for the Anheuser-Busch Brewing Company of St. Louis. The office of the company is located at 230 Phelps Avenue, Springfield. Mr. Horine has made his home in that thriving city since 1871. He came originally from Waterloo, Ill., and when but a lad became clerk in a dry goods store, continuing in that capacity until the year 1871, when he came to Springfield to establish a dry goods store for Mr. Heer. He built up a good patronage and carried on the business until 1876 when he started a grocery house, following the same for two or three years. Later he embarked in the wholesale liquor business, continued this for some time, but lately he has represented the Anheuser-Busch Brewing Company of St. Louis. Mr. Horine is a thorough business man and is wide awake and enterprising. He resides at 804 East E; Street. He selected his wife in the person of Miss Mary E. Condon of Springfield and nine children were born to them. The family attend the Catholic Church and are highly esteemed by all. Mr. Horine is a Democrat and takes a deep interest in all public matters. Socially he is a K. of P., Lodge No. 86.
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