copied from Weekly Ledger Nov. 24, 1910 p1 col 6
Village of Rush Hill
Rush Hill Has Most Prosperous Appearance Always
Well Known Audrain Town Boasts of Many Granitoid Walks and Fine Business Houses - Lots of Stock Raised in That Section
List of Well Known Business Firms in That Place - Streets are in Good Shape and Several New Homes Have Been Built
With as nice buildings as towns twice its size and a business that marks it a good mercantile point, Rush Hill, one of Audrain's fine little cities is a good town in which to live. Everyone and everything looks prosperous and a fine whole-souled lot of people inhabit the little town.
T. J. Roberts, who has been postmaster for 14 years, known by everyone in that section and is generally popular. Louis Knoebel, whose restaurant is near the station, feeds the traveler a meal that is bountiful as well as good.
J. C. Maxwell has a well stocked general store and is assisted by his brother, Tom Maxwell. He enjoys excellent trade. Peter Erdel conducts the only hardware store in Rush Hill, which is located in a handsome brick building and is always doing business. Mr. Erdel has built the business up to what it is, one of the best in Audrain.
Dr. W. R. Cornett, who has charge of the health of the community, makes his calls in a handsome touring car and generally looks after the city.
One of the most up to date general stores we have seen for sometime is that conducted by T. F. Woodward and W. H. Doolin. It is departmentalized as well as tastefully arranged and doing a fine business.
The Odd Fellows and Woodmen lodges have a fine hall above the aforementioned store and are two prospering orders. Jas. Meyers conducts an up to date pool hall and barber shop near Robert Walter, who is also in the same business as well as owner of a fine butcher shop.
M. L. English, painter, keeps the houses and stores bright, with lead and oil. Lute Diggs, a well known young stockman, with Ed Crooks, assists C. E. Casper and J. P. Harper, two prominent stockmen - in making Rush Hill a well known shipping point.
The Bank of Rush Hill is one of the staunchest institutions in Audrain. It is housed in a handsome up to date brick building. L. W. Roberts is cashier, Dr. W. E. Cornett president, H. L. Smith vice-president. The other directors are Gaither Berry, Peter Erdel, Henry Weber, and Frank Erdel, Sr.
J. W. Coleman, the capable village blacksmith, has just completed a fine two story building, with a dance hall above. He is preparing for a big dance Thanksgiving night. Ike Hamlin is also a blacksmith of ability in Rush Hill.
C. P. Stewart has a well equipped real estate office and is a busy man with all his many interests to attend to. Squire H. Doolin, whose grain and coal business is a lucrative one, has some well improved property fronted by granitoid walks. There is more granitoid in Rush Hill than in many towns twice its size. C. H. Bradley, who is street commissioner, and a good one judging from the fine condition of the town's thoroughfares, is a carpenter and has completed two handsome and modern cottages for William and James Doolin.
J. L. Carnes, another well-known citizen, has been selling lightning rods for years in that territory. His son, H. C. Carnes, is the accommodating C. & A. agent there and his son-in-law, R. H. McManamy, has charge of the telephone switchboard at that point.