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at Monday fis res sakc Aidin her are (left) ; Virginia Morris (kneeling); and Ruth Bradv Glasgow Library Is Monument to Thriving Tobacco Industry in Days Before the Civil in 10 -"Current- From the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. GLASGOW, Mo.--Residents of this Howard County town are still receiving _ through the second public library to be established in the State, which also was the first io.be privately endowed--the benefits of the tobacco industry which flourished in Howard County a century ago. The library was set up under a $10,000 bequest made by Benjamin Lewis, member of the firm of Lewis and Feazle, which at the time of the Civil War employed more than 500 workers and shipped 4,000,000 pounds of tobacco annually, sending 'lirge quantities to Europe. In those years Glasgow, a river town, had a social life and business prospects of rivaling those of St. Louis, but the end of the the South, Lewis announced his support of the Union at the outbreak of the Civil War, perhaps in order to obtain Federal protection for his warehouses. This him a marked man. He offered reward of $5,000 for the apprehension, dead or alive, of Bill Anderson, Confederate raider. After Glasgow fell to the Confederate Army in 1864, Anderson came in person to collect the reward, took Lewis from his home the tobacco factory a quarter of ·a, mile away, and with his men beat the tobacco magnate, demanding the money. Saved by Woman. No money was found in the factory, and the beating continued while Lewis' old Negro servant

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  1. Moberly Monitor-Index,
  2. 10 Jan 1942, Sat,
  3. Page 3

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