Source: North Manchester Journal, January 6, 1887

The balance of stock of J.H. Newding consisting of clothing, gents furnishing goods, hats, caps, trunks, etc., must be closed out within thirty days. If you need anything in this line of goods now don't go elsewhere but come right here and you will save money on any purchase you may make, as goods must be sold regardless of cost. ...The JOURNAL learns that Mr. J.H. Newding has decided to return to New York where he will embark in business with his brother who is now visiting him in this place, and to that end will close out his stock of goods in this place at once.