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in the month of August, 1869, Mr. Hamilton came first to Bloomington, and through the influence of a recommendation from the entire Faculty of the Ohio Wesleyan, obtained a situation as tutor in the Minois Wesleyan; here he was occupied for three hours each day in hearing classes recite in Latin ; he had not relinquished his law studies; but every leisure hour was put in faithfully with the books, and, that he might have the benefit of a valuable library and ripe experience, he entered the law office of Weldon, Tipton & Benjamin; in the spring of 1870, he drew yet nearer the cherished wish of his life, being at that time admitted to the bar; soon after. he began practice with Weldon & Benjamin on a sılary; in October, 1870, the present firm of Rowell & Hamilton was formed, being third in order of the oldest law firms in the city. In 1876, Mr. Hamilton's friends placed him in nomination as a Representative in the State Senate, to which he was elected for four years; he has served on the following committees: Judicial, Revenue, Education, State Institutions, Municipalities, Elections; he introduced and secured the passage of the bills establishing the new Appellate Court; as a member of the Committee on Revenue, Mr. Hamilton took a prominent part in the warm fight of that session between the people and the great corporations of the State, when the latter endeavored to escape taxation; it is needless to say he was on the side of the people; as a member of the Committee on Public Institutions he visited and examined them all, and reported on their condition; he was instrumental in obtaining the most liberal appropriation for the Normal University that has been obtained for that institution for a number of years, increasing the regular appropriation by $2,500. In 1879, he was elected President of the Illinois State Senate, by the Republicans in caucus, unanimously ; in 1879, he was elected Vice President of the Illinois State Bar Association.

HERMANN HOFFMANN, saloon-keeper, Bloomington ; was born in Hesse Darmstadt, Germany, July 19, 1847; came to America and landed in New York City about 1859; he first located in Newark, N. J., where he learned his trade as traveling-bag maker; he followed his trade about fifteen years, and was in the employ of T. B. Pettis, a large manufacturer in Newark, N. J., who is now a Member of Congress ; in 1877, Mr. Hoffmann came West and located in Bloomington; here he commenced the saloon business, and has followed it ever since; has in his employ his brother, Valentine Hoffmann, who was in the late war, in the 13th N.J. V. I.; he did good service: was in the Army of the Potomac; also in Sherman's campaign, and served over three year. Mr. Herman Hoffmann married Miss Sibela Wallrab, of Germany; they have three children, two girls and one boy.

J. E. HOUTZ & Co., dry goods, Bloomington ; this firm commenced business in 1873; they have had experience in the dry-goods business some thirteen years; they occupy one of the finest blocks for the dry-goods business in the city, known as the Gridley Block; their stock of dry goods and carpets is complete, and one of the largest in the city.

WILLIAM E. HUGHES, Bloomington. The subject of this sketch was born in England, but, when 18 years of age, came to America with his father; they settled in Michigan, where Hughes finished a course of study at the best institutions the State atforded ; in all departments of business, legal, historical and learned literature, Mr. Hughes became profoundly versed, and, having an uncommonly retentive memory, he has lost nothing from the store, but has rather added thereto; he is a careful reader and a close thinker, and is especially familiar in intricate law questions : Mr. Hughes first came to Bloomington in 1862; his first movement in business was as a salariei official of the Chicago & Alton Railroad, a position which he is said to have filled with studicas care for the interests of that corporation, and in a manner highly satisfactory to its managers; in this work he continued until the summer of 1866; in that year, he entered the law office of Williams & Burr, reading and preparing himself for active practice; here he remained, making the best possible use of his advantages, for three years, until 1869; an advantageous law parinership was formed between Mr. Hughes and Robert McCart, which, while it existed, bala large and valuable practice in all the courts of adjudication ; this partnership was dissolved in September, 1877. Mr. Hughes filled with distinction and ability the position of City Attorner, made vacant by the retarement of Mr. McCart. In the year last named, the present partnership with Ira J. Bloomfield was formed, and, since its operation, has been employed in a number of the more important cases at the McLean County Courts, as well as in the higher tribunals.

HIGGINS & CO., marble works, Bloomington. It is often supposed that good work in the marble and monument business cannot be obtained anywhere except in a few of our larger cities. This is a mistake, as is evinced by the superior talent exhibited and work produced by Vessrs. Higgins & Co., since their establishment in Bloomington; these gentlemen commenced business in 1876, and have turned out some of the finest work in Bloomington ; they are now finishing one of the finest monuments for the Bloomington Cemetery; its weight will be thirieen tons, and this will be the finest piece of work in the cemetery; this firm employs more bands than any other establishment of its kind in Bloomington; the firm is Mr. J. P. Jung, a native of Illinois. who came to Bloomington in 1869, and has had many years' experience in the marble business and Mr. H. J. Higgins, a native of Ohio, who enlisted in the late war in Co. D, 59th Ohio ..., and participated in the battles of Stone River, Mission Ridge, Perryville, Chickasaw Mountain, Lookout Mountain, Dallas, Kenesaw Mountain, Atlanta, etc.: with the exception of three months' sickness, Mr. Higgins was always at his post; after being mustered out as Sergeant, he re-enlisted, in 1855, in Co. E, 1920 Ohio V. I., as 1st Lieutenant; here he was detailed as Provost Marshal; also Judge Advocate Court Martial two months; after the close of the war, he returned to Ohio. In 1863, he came to Illinois, where he has been engaged in the marble business ever since. All persons dealing with them may be assured of the most honorable treatment and the most skillful workmanship.

DANIEL HEGARTY, dealer in stoves and tinware, Bloomington; was born in the County Cork, Ireland, in May, 1836, and is the son of James Hegarty, a brewer; in 1819, he emigrated to America, and landed in New York City, July 2, 1819; he lived in the State of New York about eighteen months, and, in 1851, he came West to Illinois, and located in Chicago, wiiere he learned the trade of a tinner, aud worked there until 1858; he then came to Bloomington; here he first worked for the Chicago & Alton Railroad Company as tinner and coppersmith about two years; he then went to Texas; from there he returned to Bloomington and commenced to work for Holder, Miller & Co. In 1862, he commenced business for himself on Main street; thence to normal about eighteen months; from there he returned to Bloomington, where he now keeps a complete stock of hardware, stoves and tinware. In 1877, Mr. Hegarty was elected Alderman from the Fifth Ward; this office he still holds. He is a Democrat in politics.

M. HASSEN, dealer in dry goods, Bloomington ; was born in Saarburg, Germany, in 1839 ; in 1850, he came to America, and was engaged on the New York Central Railroad for thirteen years as brakeman, then baggage master and conductor; in 1864, he came West, and accepted a position as yard master al Springfield, for the Chicago & Alton Railroad Company; thence to Bloomington. Mr. Hansen's first experience in mercantile life was clerking in a groery store, for about one year; he then entered the sample-room business, and, in 1869, he en. gaged in his present business, which he has followed ever since. By hard work and good management he has become owner of a good dry-goods store. He married Miss Susan Wirz ; they have three children. He has held the office of Alderman of his ward. He is a Democrat in politics.

CHARLES HENNECKE, insurance and European steamship agent, Bloomington; was born Aug. 16, 1823, in the Province of Westphalia, Prussia, near Dortmund, and is the son of Rev. A. Hennecke. After serving in the Prussian army, he sailed, in 1890, for America, and landed in New York City May 26, 1850; from this year until 1855 he was seeking a location ; was in Buffalo, N. Y., Petersburg, Va., and Toledo. Ohio: from whence he came to Bloomington, Aug. 17, 1855 ; here he began clerking in a dry-goods store; was for a short time in the cigar and tobacco business, and, in 1861, commenced his present business. He represents some of the leading insurance companies, and does a general foreign exchange and passenger business. Mr. Hennecke is agent for the well known insurance company, the Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, of Milwaukee, Wis. Every well regulated and prominent city has its insurance representatives, and no men are more necessary in any line of business. To properly conduct a first class agency requires constant watchfulness, hard work and a thorough devotion to the details of the business. After saying this much, we are led to state that Mr. Charles Hennecke is one of the leading and most reputable agents in McLean County. Mr. Hennecke is assisted in his office by his son Albert. June 17, 1857, Mr. Hennecke married Miss Julia Schultz.

JACOB JACOBY, grocer, of the firm of F. Oberkoelter & Co., wholesale grocers and liquor dealers, Bloomington ; came to Bloomington, Il, in 1853 and has been a wholesole grocer for upwards of eight years. His place of business is 111 & 113 S. Main street, where he keeps a grocery store. Mr. Jacoby is a native of Germany, and was born in Rhenish Bavaria, June 22, 1828, where he received a good education in German, Latin and French. He came to the United States in 1850, and located in Greenfield, Mass., thence to Illinois as above mentioned. He began doing for himself with no means, but to-day he ranks with the solid men of Bloomington. He has also held a number of responsible and prominent positions. He married Miss Mary Niergath, of Woodford Co., Ill., in February, 1855. They have a family of three-Rosa, now Mrs. Charles Froschaurr, of Indianapolis ; William A. and Etta M.

F. JOHNSON, JR., milling, Bloomington. There is probably no flouring-mill in the county so well known as the old McLean County Mills, of Bloomington. Many years ago, Mr. F. Johnson, Sr., came west from his home in Ohio and took charge of the mills. In June, 1878, he bought the entire mills, and later, sold an interest to T. J. Cox; in 1879, the mills were leased to F. Johnson, Jr., and F. F. Beard, the firm being known as Beard & Johnson. Mr. F. Johnson, the subject of this sketch, is a native of McLean Co; he was born Sept. 2, 1852. Having been a resident of Bloomington, he has had the advantage of attending good schools, which he has improved, being a commercial graduate, and a good literary scholar. His earliest business experience was in the mill business, helping his father; he had full charge of the books, and was conversant with all the details of the business; by close attention, he had become a thoroughly practical miller before his father quit the business. With his thorough knowledge of the business, there is but little doubt of his ultimate success in his present undertaking. They have a flouring capacity of 100 barrels of fiour every twenty-four hours, and fifty barrels of meal. They are kept running the year round to supply the demand for their goods.

S. F. JOHNSON, grocer, of the firm of Sprigue & Johnson, Bloomington ; was born in Belmont Co., Ohio, Sept. 9, 1824; during his early life he began to study for the ministry in connection with the V. E. Church. In 1845, he removed to Christian Co., and, in 1817, became regularly engaged in the work of the ministry. He was married in July, 1851, to Miss Mary Ellis, of Christian Co. He continued in the ministry until 1861, when he organized the lith Kentucky Cavalry, and entered the service as Colonel, serving four years. He came to Bloomington in 1875, and, in 1877, became engaged in the grocery business. He is a man of gooi physical as well as mental powers, and a much-respected citizen.

OTTO KADGIHN, saloon and restaurant, Bloomington; was born in Germany, in 1827: emigrated to America, and landed at Gilveston, Tex., in 1857; he went to San Antonio Ter., and remained there but a short time; from there he went to New Orleans, thence to St. Louis, where he learned the trade of a painter, which he followed in St. Louis about nine months; from there he came to Bloomington, i11., where he commenced to work at his trade; since then be has been engaged in the grocery business; after that he entered the restaurant and saloon business, which he has followed ever since. He is one of the prominent German citizens of Bloomington.

PATRICK KEATING, Bloomington; was born in County Limerick, Ireland, in August, 1837, and is the son of Patrick Keating. In 1846, he emigrated with his parents to America, landing in Quebec, Canada, and from there they went to Albany, N. Y. He states that the first money he made was here, as newsboy for the Albany Evening Journal, edited by Thurlow Weed and Mr. Seward. In 1855, he became fireman on the Albany Northern Railroad ; in 1836, he came to Chicago, and was fireman on the Illinois Central Railroad, and Galena Railroadi; he returned East, and was fireman on the New York Central & Hudson River Railroad until 1960; he then returned to Albany, N. Y.; here he enlisted, in 1861, in 25th N. Y. V. I. Abunny Burgess Corps); this regiment did a good three months' service in the Eastern campaign ; Mr. Keating was at length mustered out; he then returned to the New York Central Railroad as fire. man; in 1864, he came West as a locomotive engineer; he accepted a position on the Chicago i Alton Railroad; he has been connected with this road ever since; he has run a passenger engine on the Chicago & Alton Railroad, from Bloomington to Chicago, for ten years; perhaps there is not an engineer on any line running out of Chicago better known and liked ihan Patrick Keating. In 1875, he was one of the invited guests with a very prominent party to a trip to California. He is now engineer on the pay-car train, which position he was appointed to in 1875. In 1977, his friends in the Fifth Ward elected him as Alderman ; this office he is now filling with honor and credit. Mr. Keating is a Democrat in politics.

H. T. KELLEY, machinist, Bloomington. The iron and molding department of the plow manufactory of John T. Walton is under the supervision of Mr. H. T. Kelly, who is a native of Alleghany ('o., Mil. He came West as early as 1836, and located in Illinois, remaining fourteen years; then returned East, where he resideil for nine years; in 1862, he came to Blooinington, where he has since resided. The same year of his arrival, he accepted a position in the plow factory then run by Walton & Hamilton ; in 1866, he became foreman of the molding department, which position he has since held. During his early life, he had but little chance of getting an education, having the advantage of nothing but the old subscription school system. He learned his trade in 1838, in Warren Co., Ill. ; by close attention to business, he has for many years held a responsible position, having most of the time about eight men under his charge. He is an honored and respected citizen, and enjoys a good name and reputation, which he has earned by honesty and industry.

JOHN KEMEDY, chairmaker, Bloomington. Another important feature of the Blooming. ton Chair Factory is the finishing department; this is under the charge of John Kemedy, who is a native of Ontario, Canada. In the fall of 1839, he came to Detroit, Mich., and, in 1941, began learning the trade of making and finishing chairs. He remained in Detroit until 1943; then removed to Milwaukee, Wis., where he stayed but a short time, coming to Chicago in Sep. tember of the same year; here he made his home for nearly eight years, and for the next twenty years spent his life in Wisconsin and Chicago. In 1873, he accepted a situation with a marufacturing company in Clinton, Iowa; remaining there about four years, then removing to Bloome ingion to accept the position of superintendent of the finishing department of the Blooningtoa Chair Manufacturing Company; this position he has filled with perfect satisfaction to all parties interested; he employs from seven to nine hands in this department, they being usually girls: he is a thoroughly reliable gentleman; by his honesty, sobriety and industry, he is now hoido ing a good situation.

J. A. KERR, livery, Bloomington; Mr. J. A. Kerr, of the firm of Carlton & Kerr, of whom we have spoken, is a native of Harrison Co, Ohio; born Jan. 16, 18:36; while he was yet a bor his parents moved to Logun Co.; the early part of his life was spent in farining in different localities. In 1861, he enlisted in the war of the rebellion in Co. F, 41st I. 1. I., remaining in the service about two years, when he was discharged on account of disability; among the heavy battles he was engaged in may be mentioned those of Fort Henry, Fort Donelson, the battle of Shiloh and the siege of Corinth. Upon his return from the army, he took a contract to carry the United States mail from Pekin to Bloomington; he also established a passenger route, an ! run this line for six years, when he accepted an appointment of postal clerk on the Ninois (entral Railroad, his “run” being between Centralia and Freeport; this he followed for three years,

then resigned and engaged in the grocery trade in Bloomington with Mr. Carlton, his present partner, the firm being known as Carlton and Kerr, the same as at present ; in 1875, he began, with Mr. Carlton, in the livery business, where we now find him. He has passed through many and varied experiences during his life, but is now probably permanently located, as they have a well-established business, which they are conducting successfully.

D. P. KING, harness manufacturer. Bloomington ; one of the business men of this city, who has seen much of the world, and has met with many and varied experiences in travel, is D. P. king, who is a native of Somerset Co., Pa. Ile was born April 22, 1822 ; at the age of 11 years, he, with his parents, moved to Ashland, Ohio, where he remained a hout fifteen years. It was there that he learned the trade of a saddle and harness maker, and received a fair education. From there he went to Pittsburg, remaining but one year ; thence to Wheeling, W. Va., for one and a half years, and from there to Galena, Ill, where he lived about one year; removing again, he went to St. Louis, and from there to California, via Santa Fe route; he was there mining and prospecting one year; he conclu led to make his home voyage by water; was shipwrecked on Nov. 22, finally landing in Acapulco, from whence he made his way to the City of Mexico, and from there to St. Louis, Mo. ; thence to Lexington, Ky., where he was located for twelve years ; thence to Cincinnati, where he remained until 1865, then removed to Springfield, N., and to Bloomington in 1866; here he began working at his trade until 1870, when he engaged in business for himself; his establishment is located opposite the post office, on Center street ; here he is manufacturing everything in the line of harness, saddles, bridles, etc. By his energy and indu try, he has established a good business.

THOMAS C. KERRICK, Bloomington; Thomas C. Kerrick was born in Franklin Co,, Ind., April 25, 1818; there he received the benefits of the excellent school system of that State ; these advantages he improved and made the most of, being, it is said, from boyhood, an indefatigable student, and placing his books above all other objects. He thus, in comparatively early childhood, obtained a valuable groundwork for his future education. In the fall of 1860, Mr. Kerrick removed, with his parents, to Woodford Co., this State. He remained upon the farm, following the plow and his studies until the fall of 1868. During these eight years, he had mastered all the various branches of an English education, and added to his knowledge of literature, so that, when he entered the Ilinois Wesleyan University in 1868, he was already far advanced in bis studies. Here he remained, foll, wing the beaten path of the college students for two years ; he then entered into active business as Superintendent of L. H. Kerrick's extensive stock and grain farm, in Funk's Grove Township; meantime, he devoted all his leisure time to the study of law, and afterward read law with Me Vulta & Aldrich. He toiled patiently and faithfully unti: 1875, when he passed a rigid examination creditably, and was admitted to practice in the month of January of that year. He formed a partnership with McNulta & Aldrich as soon as he was admitted to practice. In 1876, Gen. MeNulta forme i a partnership with Hon. Lawrence Weldon, and, in 1877, Mr. Aldrich accepted a professorship in the Wesleyan University, which, of course, dissolved the firm. Mr. Kerrick then opened an office and began practice on his own account. He has secured the services, as assistant, of Mr. H. D. Spencer, an active and ambitious young lawyer, whose attainments in all legal knowledge must soon bring him into deserved prominence. Mr. Kerrick was appointed City Attorney by Mayor Reed, and since he has held the office has done good work, and a service which promises to make him a capable and efficient officer. As a lawyer, Mr. Kerrick is prompt, decisive and sincere.

A. D. KIRKPATRICK, merchant, Bloomington, is another of the old residents of McLean Co; he is a native of Adams Co., Ohio; came to McLean Co. in 1850, and in time, had established a reputation as an auctioneer in the sale of stock and other personal property; he was engaged in this business for twenty-one years; when his hearing becoming affected, he was obliged to give it up; after this he engaged in the mercantile business. His establishments are located at Nos. 502, 504 and 508 North Main street ; No. 502 is used as a general salesroom of china and glassware, carpets, wall-paper, dry goods and notions, and in fact everything pertaining to a general variety store. This store is 66x23; basement same size, which is used for manufacturing and finishing furniture; No. 504 and basement is used exclusively for furniture, of which he keeps a full and complete stock; No 508, first Hoor and basement being same size as No. 504, viz.: 60x23 feet. This store is used for atoves and tinware; prominent in this stock is the Champion Monitor cook stove, which is highly recommended by hundreds of housewives This entire business comes under the direct supervision of W. A. Kirkpatrick, who is now 23 years old, and has already proved himself to be an able financier, as he, for some time, has done all the buying, and has had charge of the books. He is verifying the old proverb, that “ "goods well bought are half sold.” When Mr. A. D. Kirkpatrick gave up the business of stock-selling, his brother, J. H., who came to this county the same year as himself, took it up. From his thorough knowledge of stock, and natural ability as a salesman, he has done a business that in every way has been gratifying to himself, and to those for whom he has conducted sales, sometimes realizing 25 per cent above the owner's invoice of property. He is not one of the slow kind of auctioneers, but gets his buyers to evince some interest and enthusiasm, and sometimes ning off" $10,000 worth of stock in two hours time-his sales, sometimes, reaching $15,000. As this is decidedly a stock county, and as he does about 95 per cent of the selling, his business is of much greater magnitude ihan one would at first suppose, being about $200,000 per annum, He is a thoroughly educated man in his business; and not only does the principal business in this county in his line, but conducts large sales in the adjoining counties and other parts of the State of Illinois.

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H. KUMMER, furniture, Bloomington. Mr. H. Kummer, of 113 S. Main street, is a native of the south of Germany; he came to the United States in 1872, and located in this city; he begin working for Mr. C. L. Camp in 1875, and became his successor in 1879; before leaving Gerli iliy he had received a fair education; though he has been a resident of the United States onls seren years, he has already learned to speak the language very fluently; he does a general business in stoves and tinware, new and second-hand furniture, and, in fact, any articles of house-furnishing goods he is always ready to buy, providing they are such that can be sold again. Though he has not been in business so long as sume, he has already established his character and reputation for honesty and square-dealing.

C. F. KOCH, grocer, Bloomington ; son of Frederick and Caroline (Deininger) Koch, w born in Esslingen, Germany, March 17, 1848; he came to this country with his parents in 181 locating in Cincinnati, Ohio; where they remained until 1856 ; they then came to Bloomingua: here he received a good education, laying the foundation for future usefulness; his father died Jan. 5, 1875, leaving but one child—C. F., who began in mercantile life in 1869, at his pres location, which is No. 810 West Front st.; here he keeps an excellent grocery store.

Hemer ried Miss Katie L. Feisel, of this place, Aug. 22, 1872; they have two children-Louisa Card Emma C.

JOHN KOESTER, editor, Bloomington ; editor of the McLean County Deutsche Presse: born in Germany July 11, 1815, and received his education at Hessen, Marburg and Goettingeli he came to the United States in 1859, locating in St. Louis, where he engaged in the business of a florist ; he also taught school for a time; in 1864, he came to Bloomington and establisbed his present paper, beginning its publication in March, 1871 ; since which time, he has by diligence and ability built up a good circulation ; it is the only German paper printed in McLean Co. He married Miss Wilhelmina Grosbernd, of his native country, in October, 1859; they have a fanily of six living

M. G. KOPF, M. D., Bloomington. Dr. Kopf is a native of France; in June, 1853, he leit his native country and sailed for the United States; came West as far as Bellevil'e, where be remained until 1857 ; then removed Leavenworth, Kan,; the doctor was eight years a Surya in the French army, four of which was spent in Africa; he passed through twelve heavy battesi by his knowledge of surgery he was induced to enter the army in 1861 as Surgeon of the Leavenworth Hospital; he passed through many of the border troubles of Kansas and aided in suppressing the war of the late rebellion ; he was a brave and true soldier, and still retains his sword and bugle. In 1865, he went to East Liberty, Penn., where he lived for one year: then came to Bloomington; he is a regular graduated physician of the allopathic school, a gentleman and a soldier.

I. R. KRUM, grain dealer, Bloomington. Among the citizens of McLean County who have in many instances been identified with the development and improvement of the county, is I. R. Krum, dealer in grain, iumber and coal ; he is a native of Green Co., N. Y.; in 1849, he cale West with his parents ; le being then 12 years old ; they located in McLean County, where it five years he was engaged in many different kinds of work for the farmers and caitle dealers; for a year or two he was engaged as clerk in the grocery business ; after which, he engaged as bookkeeper with Mr. Elihu Rogers, which situation he held until he was 21 years of age; he had been dependent upon his own resources in procuring an education, but, being obliged 'n work bard, he had but little time, except nights, for study ; but in this way he secured a guia business education ; also learned phonography and the German language; at the age of 21, Le formed a partnership with Mr. Robinson, engaging in the coal, lumber, grain trade and milisg business; the latter business they had conducted but about two years, when their mills were burned, causing a loss for them of $20,000; the firm was known as Krum & Robinson, the parnership lasting for thirteen years, when he bought Mr. Robinson oui, and has since conductal the business alone; in 1871, he established a branch house at what is now Arrowsmit and, in 1877, he established another branch house at Lilly; the combined shipments of the three houses now amounting to about 1,700 cars per annum; this immense business is wholly the result of Mr. Krum's energy, industry and good financiering; he has alwars been liberal and public-spirited, helping to forward any enterprise that he deemed for the public good; he is a gentleman so well known that any compliments of the press are wholis unnecessary.

IRA LACKEY, drugoist, Bloomington. Mr. Ira Lackey, of the firm of Funk & Lackey, is another of the old residents of Bloomington, and a man long established in business; he is a native of Wayne Co., Ind. ; was born in 1838, and, in 1855, came to Ilinois, locating at Bloen:ington ; his first business engagement was in the capacity of a clerk for the drug firm of Paris & Elder, with whom he remained for about three years; the firm changing to Paist, Warnon & Co., he still remained with them for two years; then he and his brother engaged in business in the Ashley-House block, where they carried on the drug business for five years, the firm being

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