Kilbride's Fine Food and Drink was Joseph Kilbride's grocery establishment on Gawehga Road in Doshoweh. As Thomas Bushell soon discovered, its offerings were indeed fine, and included hams from Virginia and the Germanies; smoked salmon from New Scotland; tinned lobster; fancy capers; salted olives from the Ottoman protectorates; Russian potato spirits; a variety of spices; fine wine from France, Upper California, the Germanies, and the Italian states; Holland gin; whisky from Franklin and Tennessee; and cigars from Cuba.

Kilbride's was popular among the Iroquois, who were the majority in Doshoweh, even though the store's sign showed contempt for their culture by having its sign written in English lettering without Iroquois translations. Virtually all other shop signs in the city were either bilingual or in Iroquois only. A clerk once overheard Kilbride telling senior manager Anson Whitby that he liked having Indians come into the shop because he got their money and got them drunk, too. Whitby denied ever hearing Kilbride say this.[1]


  1. The Two Georges, pg. 192-195, HC.