Source: North Manchester Journal, October 8, 1896
If you are going on a trip put a box of Hartman's Red Cross cigars in your grip.
Source: North Manchester Journal, January 14, 1897
The cigar factory of E.P. Hartman is not one of the least meritorious industries of North Manchester. Mr. Hartman is a practical cigar maker himself and thoroughly understands what kind of tobacco must enter into a cigar that it may find favor with smokers. Those famous brands, "Red Cross" and "Royal Queen," conceded by all who have tried them to be the best five-cent goods in the market, are manufactured by Mr. Hartman. Both of these excellent brands are kept on sale by all dealers in cigars in North Manchester and adjoining towns.
Source: North Manchester Journal, April 4, 1901
New Cigar on the Market
Smokers will be pleased to find that a new cigar of real ten cent quality can now be had of all dealers for 5 cents. It is the "Porto Rico" cigar made by E.P. Hartman, of this city, and there is no better or more comforting smoke anywhere for the money. Mr. Hartman has this week put this new brand on the market and it has sprung into popularity at one jump. Besides he is a home man and all things being equal should have the trade of home people.
This cigar is made out of genuine Porto Rico tobacco and this is the explanation of how he is able to make such a good cigar for the money. There is practically no duty on tobacco from Porto Rico. That island has nearly the same soil and climate as Cuba and raises the same grade of tobacco, but there is a high duty on Cuban tobacco which makes the cost such that the cigars have to sell at 10 cents. These conditions make it possible to put a regular 10 cent quality cigar on the market for 5 cents and Mr. Hartman is the first to take advantage of it in our city. He deserves a large sale of his "Porto Rico" cigar.
Source: North Manchester Journal, April 18, 1901
Patronize home industry by smoking Hartman's Porto Rico cigars. Best smoke
for the money in town.
Source: Logansport Pharos Reporter, October 12, 1914
CHESTER KILBORN NOW CIGAR MANUFACTURER
Chester Kilborn, the popular cigar maker, who has worked for Wagner and Johnston making cigars, has gone into business for himself at North Manchester, Ind. He purchased the business of Edward P. Hartman, who manufactured cigars in that city for twenty years. Kilborn's leading cigar is called Hand Made. He has a host of friends here who wish him success in his new undertaking.