E. E. Tilton’s Grocery and Shoe Store

We here at Storyteller central think E. E. Tilton had an excellent business idea, as shown in this ad from the November 17, 1899 Skidmore Standard:

E. E. Tilton's Grocery and Shoe Store will sell as cheap as ever.  Call and see my stock of shoes, they are still cheap.  Also for favorite machine oil for 5c per bottle.  As good as can be had Golden Belt Flour.  I handle Golden Belt Flour.  It can't be beat.  Morning Star, $1.00 per sack.  I will give highest market price for butter and eggs.  Call and see me, Yours for Prices, E. E. Tilton.

We’d shop for groceries every day if this store were in our town.