Source: The Manchester Republican, November 20, 1873, Ad:
CASH STORE - GEO. BROWER & CO
Have now in Store an Unusual Large Stock OF STAPLE AND FANCY DRY GOODS, Carpets, clothing, Hats, Caps and Furs, Boots and Shoes, Queensware and Groceries; Also an attractive line of Ladies' Trimmed Hats OF THE LATEST PATTERNS.
They CALL Special Attention to their CARPET DEPARTMENT which is the Largest and most complete in this market.
Remember they sell STRICTLY FOR CASH. Consequently sell very CHEAP.
Give them a call, Examine Goods and Learn Prices. Room in Heeter's Block, North Manchester, Ind.
Source: The Manchester Republican, February 19, 1874
GEORGE BROWER & CO. are proprietors of one of our large dry goods and clothing houses. They also keep notions and groceries. They commenced business about three years ago in a fifty feet room in Heeter's brick block on the north side of Main street, but finding the room too small for their increasing trade, the building was extended the past summer fifty feet, making it one hundred feet deep by twenty in width. They do a strictly cash business, and of course a prosperous one.