Hon. Joseph T. Jacobs has purchased the Cook House barn property, formerly occupied by the Green livery stable, paving $6,750 for the property. Workmen began yesterday tearing up the stables and removmg every vestige of the barn frorn it. He will turn the building into three stores, facing on Washington street. It is becoming more and more noticeable how Washington street is being built up with stores. The prediction has been made by some of our wide awake citi.ens that Washington street stores would eventuaily be the connecting link between the Main street and State street stores, that is, that stores would eventuaily occupy all of Washington street from Ashley to State.