FAMILIAR. FACES OF OHIO.
WHO THEY ARE.


Brief Biographical Sketches of the
"Familiar Faces of Ohio"
 
A SOUVENIR COLLECTION OF
PORTRAITS AND SKETCHES
 
OF WELL-KNOWN MEN OF THE
BUCKEYE STATE

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C. S. VAN TASSEL, PUBLISHER
BOWLING GREEN, OHIO
 
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 AYERS, JAMES M.. physician and surgeon, Hamilton. A native and resident of that city. Educated in common schools. He is a self-made man, having mastered and risen to eminence in the profession of pharmacy ; served during-the late war in both general hospital and with his regiment, the 79th O. V. I. Graduated as physician and surgeon from the Medical College of Ohio. U. S. Consul to Para, Brazil, under the administration of President Harrison. Republican candidate for State Senator in his district in the campaign of 1895, and came within less than 100 votes of being elected, the district Democratic by 3,000. Page 66 .

ANDERSON, CHARLES M., lawyer, Greenville ; born in Pennsylvania Jan, 5, 1845 ; emigrated to Montgomery county in 1855, thence to Darke county, until the breaking-out of the war; enlisted in the 71st O. V. I. Studied after returning from the army and admitted to the bar in 1868, which profession he has followed ever since. Judge Advocate General of Ohio under administration of Governor Hoadley. Elected and served in the Forty-ninth Congress. Three years one of the managers of the World's Fair Commission for Ohio. In 1894 unanimously selected by both branches of Congress of the United States as one of the managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers for a term of six years. In 1895 was selected chairman of State Democratic Executive Committee, and filled the arduous duties of that place in the memorable campaign between Governor Bushnell and Governor Campbell. Page 28 .

ALLEN, LUTHER, capitalist and manufacturer of Cleveland, is a native of New York State ; received a public school education. Began business career at an early age and soon entered the railroad service, connecting himself with some of the large trunk lines of the country as clerk, telegraph operator, cashier, first auditor, superintendent and general passenger and freight agent. In 1884 elected secretary and treasurer of the Society of Savings of Cleveland, and proved himself an able financier during his connections therewith. Is largely interested and identified with the ship building concerns on the great lakes at Cleveland and Chicago. President of Savings, Building and Loan Co., Cleveland. Page 68 .

AVERY, ELROY M., Cleveland, State Senator of Cuyahoga County. He is a literary man of ability and an orator of fame. Was principal of East High and Normal School of Cleveland, member of the City Council the first year under the new federal plan of government. Member of the Seventy-first General Assembly, and introduced the measure now a law changing the annual sessions of the egislature into biennial sessions. He is a clean cut man and a thorough Republican. Page 90 .

ASHLEY, JR., JAMES MITCHELL, Toledo. Born of Scotch and English ancestry. Educated at Toledo public schools and graduated at Cornell University in 1876. Civil engineer in Montana from 1869 to 1871. Engaged in construction of Toledo & Ann Arbor and other railways from 1879 to 1893. Now interested in mining and manufacturing. Republican in politics. Page 32 .

ALLEN, COTTON H., Mayor of Columbus and manager of the Peter Hayden Saddlery and Hardware Company. Page 73 .

APTHORP, HENRY, member of Board of Managers of Ohio Penitentiary ; Ashtabula. Educated in common schools, Mayfield Academy, Geauga Seminary, Harlow's Commercial College and Oberlin College. Had charge of telegraph repairs and of block and interlocking signals on Lake Shore Railway. Associate editor of Democratic Standard of Ashtabula, 1876 to 1883. Railroad commissioner of Ohio two years. General agent of Lake Shore Railway, 1887 to 1891. Author of "Two-Cent Railroad Fare in Ohio." Member of Ashtabula Council several years. Democratic candidate for Congress, Nineteenth District, 1888 and 1894. Page 29 .

AKER, W. W., Attorney-at-Law, New Paris ; Representative of Preble County, and serving his second term Graduated from several educational institutions, including literary, commercial and law graduatory from Cincinnati law school; has taught school and served in 93rd O. V. I., which regiment he helped to recruit. He headed the roll call in the Seventy-first Assembly and was always prompt, voting on nearly every question that came before the House, and was one of the best and most attentive members Preble county ever had. Page 94 .

ANDERSON, LEROY K., Aide-de-Camp of Governor Bushnell and of the Tuscarora Advertising Co., Coshocton. He is a prominent business man, a public spirited citizen and thorough-going gentleman of his city. A loyal and enthusiastic Republican. Started out in life as a school teacher but soon abandoned the profession to engage in business in which he has been eminently successful. Presidential elector of his district in 1888 when President Harrison was elected. The Tuscarora Advertising Co., with which he is connected, is one of the largest concerns of its kind in the world. Page 85.

AXLINE, H. A., Adjutant General of Ohio, Columbus. Received his education at the common schools and graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University. Served in the war of the Rebellion and was mustered out at the close. Principal of Zanesville High School while studying law, and admitted to the bar by the Ohio Supreme Court and the United States Supreme Court. He has been longer identified with the O. N. G. than any man in the State, Captain, Ma jor and Lieutenant in the 17th Regiment, O. N. G. Chief clerk in the Adjutant General's office and promoted to assistant under the administration of Governor Foster. Adjutant-General under Governor Foraker's administration, and under which the first encampment of O. N. G. was held. Appointed Adjutant General again by Governor Bushnell. Page 24 .

ALDRICH, GEORGE F., Representative of Sandusky County, Tinney, Native of Sandusky county and reared on the farm. Educated in the district schools, Fostoria Normal school and public schools of Mansfield. Began teaching school at the age of 18, and considered one of Sandusky county's successful teachers for fifteen years. Nine years justice of the peace of his township. Four years member of Board of County School Examiners. Elected to the Seventieth General Assembly and Seventy-second as a Democrat. Page 98 .

BUSHNELL, ASA S., Governor of Ohio. Born in New York in 1834. Came to Springfield, Ohio, in 1854, where he was a dry goods clerk, and afterwards a bookkeeper. In 1866 he became interested in the firm of Warder, Bushnell & Glessner, manufacturers of harvesting machinery, and is now the head of that firm, and worth several millions. A Captain in the late war, Quartermaster General on the staff. of Gov. Foraker, chairman of Republican state committee in 1885, and a delegate-at-large to National Republican convention at Minneapolis in 1892. Nominated for Governor by Republican state convention at Zanesville, May 28th, 1895, and elected Governor by over 90,000 plurality, the largest ever given a Governor in Ohio, with but one exception. Page 22

BECKHAM, CARL H. lawyer, Toledo, and Representative of Lucas county. Received his education in the district schools and Napoleon high school. Started out in life at the age of 14, spending several years farming and teaching ; attended Ohio Wesleyan University one year. Studied law at Toledo and admitted to the bar in 1886, and has been engaged in practice ever since at Toledo. Member of Seventy-first General Assembly, and re-elected to the Seventy-second. Republican in politics. Page 95

BOXWELL, ALEXANDER, Representative of Warren county, Red Lion. Born in Virginia and came to Ohio in 1857. Secured his education in the public schools and Ohio Wesleyan University at Delaware. Taught school for sixteen years ; studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1881. He was a justice of the peace twelve years and a member of the Sixty-ninth, Seventieth, Seventy-first and Seventy-second General Assemblies. Speaker of the Seventy-first House of Representatives. Page 91

BREWER, MURRAY P., Bowling Green. Born in Columbus, Nov. 23, 1849, and received his schooling at Westerville. In 1868 he went to Toledo and engaged in the printing business as a practical printer, and in 1870 went to Bowling Green and took a position on the Wood County Sentinel, the official organ of the Republican party. In 1873 he became sole proprietor of the Sentinel by purchase from C. W. Evers, later selling to Rudulph Bros., and was then for a year one of the proprietors of the Wauseon Republican. In 1884 he again became one of the proprietors of the Sentinel, and has been its editor ever since. Has been mayor of Bowling Green two terms. Served on the school board and city council ably and well for many years. He is one of the ablest writers in Ohio, and always alert to the interests of his town and county. Page 57

BLEE, ROBERT, born in Cuyahoga county, 1836, and received a good academic education. In 1853 he commenced his business life as a brakeman on the C. C. & C. Ry., and in March, 1867, was appointed Superintendent, which position he held until his election as Mayor of the City of Cleveland in 1883, retiring from that office with honor. Page 60

BOYLE, JAMES, Private Secretary of Ex-Governor McKinley, and Journalist. Born in England. Came to America at the age of 16, and learned the printer's trade at Toronto, Canada . Before 20 years of age he was a reporter on the Montreal and Toronto papers; afterwards Parliamentary reporter of debates for the Toronto Mail, and one of the official reporters of the Canadian House of Parliament. Came to the United States, and for four years was on the St. Louis Globe-Democrat. Took a position on the Gazette at Cincinnati, and upon the consolidation of the Commercial and Gazette became political correspondent of that paper. Has always taken a keen interest in politics. One of the charter members of the Young Men's Blaine Club, of Cincinnati, one of the famous political clubs of the country. One of the prime movers in organizing the League of Republican Clubs, of which he has always been identified, and in 1890 was elected President of the Ohio Republican League. Has been member of Board of Police Commissioners of Cincinnati. On election of Gov. McKinley he was chosen his private secretary. Page 26

BRUSH, C. F.óM. E., Ph. D. Electric Engineer and Inventor of Brush Electric Lights, Cleveland. While quite young he had a natural bent or aptitude for chemistry, physics and engineering, and received his education at the Cleveland High School and Michigan University as a mining engineer. He is the inventor of dynamos, electric machines, electric light lamps, etc. The Brush electric lights now shine by thousands in all quarters of the globe, inthe streets, the factories, stores and residences, on steamers p owing the rivers, lakes and oceans, war vessels of every nation, and on the big passenger and merchant steamers. " Brush " is a household word on the five great continents. Page 70

BADGER, DEWITT C., Common Pleas'Judge, Columbus. Educated at Mt. Union College and Bloomingburg Academy. School teacher at the age of 15 and taught until he was 21. Admitted to the Bar in 1880. Began the practice of law at London, Ohio, shortly afterwards. Three years Prosecuting Attorney of Madison County. Continued the practice of law at London until 1883, when he removed to Columbus. Elected Common Pleas Judge in 1893. Politically a Democrat, and fraternally a Mason, I. O. O. F., and K. of P. Page 81

BRUON, ANDREW, Ottawa, of the firm of Cover & Bruon, Bankers; wholesale hay and straw firm of Andrew Bruon & Co.; President of the Putnam County Gravel Co.. and of the Harbison-Milburn Co., of Findlay. He is an untiring and methodical worker, drawing the line between friends and enemies, scarcely ever absent from his business, and as a natural consequence all his undertakings succeed. Page 87

BORN, CONRAD, JR , of Capital City Brewery, was born in Columbus on September 21st, 1844 ; educated in public schools of Columbus ; started to work in brewery in 1860, at Cincinnati, Ohio, and became a partner in the firm of Born & Co., brewers, of Columbus, Ohio, in 1864 ; married to Miss Lena Moerlein, of Cincinnati, in 1869 ; is senior member now of the above firm, and has associated with him in business his son, C. Christian Born, and his nephew, C. Edward Born, under the firm name of Born & Co. Page 82

BEATTY, GEORGE W., of Columbus, is well known to the paper and printing trade of Ohio and Michigan, where he has labored in the interests of the Central Ohio Paper Co. for the past ten years. He is one of the men who have made the celebrated Swan linen paper so widely known and so generally used. Page 97

BIERLY, T. N., lawyer, Toledo. Born in Pennsylvania but grew to manhood in Wood county, Ohio, where he acquired a common school education and attended Normal School at Republic, Ohio. Taught school several years. Studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1877, opened an office at Pemberville where he practiced until 1895, when he removed to Toledo. Politically a Demo rat, and an active leader of his party. Mayor of Pemberville several terms and served on Board of Education of that village. Has been Democratic candidate for Prosecuting Attorney of Wood county. He has extensive real estate interests which have proved a financial bonanza and a fortune. He being of a generous and philanthropic nature has been liberal in contributing to the happiness of others. The public library of Pemberville is a monument of his generosity. Fraternally he is an Odd Fellow and a Mason. Page 88

BALDWIN, FRANK A., of Baldwin & Harrington, lawyers, Bowling Green. One of the ablest lawyers of the Wood county bar He was born in New York in 1854, his parents having returned to their old home to escape the cholera plague at Perrysburg. Educated in the public schools of Perrysburg, Weston and Toledo, he began reading law with J. R. Tyler at Perrysburg and completed his studies with McCauley & Penington at Tiffin. He was admitted to the bar in 1877, and shortly opened an office at Weston, and the same year was elected Prosecuting Attorney of Wood County, removing to Bowling Green where he has since resided. He is a member of the Court House Building Commission. Page 56

BROWN, R. B., of the Zanesville Courier, Zanesville. Born, raised and educated at the village of New Concord, Muskingum county. Served four years and five months as a private soldier in the 15th O. V. I. during the war. He was severely wounded in front of Atlanta, and disabled for nine months ; with this exception he was in every battle or skirmish his regiment participated in. After returning home from the war he entered college and completed his education. Taught school four years in Southern Minnesota and in 1873 became connected with the Zanesville Courier as city editor. In 1876 purchased an interest in the paper, and the firm of Newman, Dodd & Brown afterwards became the Courier Company, incorporated under the laws of Ohio and was elected manager of the company in 1889, and has so continued. Has been mayor of his native village and one of the trustees of the Ohio Soldiers' and Sailors' Home at Sandusky under the administration of Governors Foraker, Campbell, McKinley and Bushneil. Page 87.

BAKER, L. M., of Baker's Art Gallery, came to Columbus in, 1854 and became a clerk in a store, and later at the Neil House ; was an officer at the penitentiary under Governor Chase ; served a short time in the army during- the late unpleasantness ; went into the photograph business in 1862, and the next year established the present gallery, of which he has been the head ever since. Baker's Art Gallery has the finest art rooms in Ohio, and it is a demonstrated fact that the work of the artists are the best produced in the United States. They were awarded the gold medal for the best specimens of photographs exhibited at the Semi-Centennial at Boston and at the World's Fair at Chicago. Page 83 .

BAKER, DUANE H., of Baker's Art Gallery, Columbus. Son of L. M. Baker. Finished his education at the Ohio State University, and has since been connected with Baker's Art Gallery, he being business manager and owning a third interest. Was a veteran member of the Columbus Cadets, six years a member of Governor's Guards. Socially a K. of P. and an Elk. Page 83 .

BLISS, JERRY P., Member of Board of Public Works, Columbus. Received his education in the common schools, and at an early age helped to support his mother by selling papers and flowers. Was a page in the Ohio Senate, and afterwards worked in the railroad service in the general office of the B. & O. and ticket office at Union Depot. In 1888 became connected with the baking business, which under his management has become one of the most thoroughly equipped plants in Columbus. Politically a Republican. Delegate to Republican National convention at Chicago in 1888. Fraternally a Mason, I. O. O. F., Knight Templar, Red Man, K of P., Junior Hussar, and member of Town street Methodist church. Page 74 .

BEER, THOMAS, lawyer, Bucyrus. Born in 1832 in Wayne county, Ohio. Edited the Stark County Democrat from 1858 to 1860; the Crawford County Forum from 1860 to 1862. Read law in Coshocton. Admitted to the bar in 1862. Elected to the Legislature in 1863 and 1865. Member of Constitutional Convention of 1873-4. Appointed Common Pleas Judge ,in 1874, serving until February, 1885. Judge of the Circuit Court from 1885 to 1893. Page 44 .

BURKET, JACOB F., Findlay, one of the Judges of the Supreme Court of Ohio. Admitted to the bar at Findlay in 1861 and practiced law there until elected Supreme Judge, going on the bench in February, 1893. Presidential elector on the Garfield and Arthur ticket in 1880. Grand Master of Odd Fellows for Ohio from May, 1882, to May. 1883. Member of the American Bar Association and Ohio Bar Association. The supreme judgeship was the first official position he ever held. Page 71 .

BRAILEY, JAMES S., broker, Wauseon. Secretary of the Fulton County Building and Loan Co. and a member of the firm of Brailey & Conklin, general agents for the Phoenix Mutual Life Insurance Co. Is a staunch Republican and takes an active part in politics in North Nestern Ohio. In business Mr. Brailey is a hard worker and enjoys the confidence of his associates Page 48 .

BRADBURY, JOSEPH P., Pomeroy, one of the Ohio Supreme Court judges. Began practice of law in 1866 at Union City, Ind. Removed to Pomeroy same year, where he has since resided. Elected prosecuting attorney of Meigs county in 1869 and 1871. Elected Common Pleas judge in 1878, 1879 and 1881. Page 72 .

BRUSH, EDMUND CONE, A. M., M. D., Zanesville. Educated in the schools of Zanesville and Academic Department of Marietta College. Graduated from Starling Medical College in 1875. Marietta College conferred the honorary degree of master of arts in 1889. Trustee and physician of the John McIntire Children's Home, surgeon of the B. & O., C. & M. V., C. A. & C , B. Z. & C. and Z. & O. R. railroads. Member of Zanesville Board of Health, trustee of the Muskingum County Soldiers and Sailors' Memorial buildings, president of the Board of Trustees of the Zanesville Atheneum. Contributed articles on medical subjects and published in various medical journals ; military articles to Century and military journals ; article on the Pioneer Physicians of the Muskingum Valley, read before the Ohio State Historical Society and published by that body. Enlisted in Ohio Light Artillery regiment in 1886 and has been captain of Battery " C," major, lieutenant-colonel and now colonel. Page 64 .

BASSETT, HOLLIS S., Clerk of the Courts of Fulton county, Wauseon. Proprietor of Swan Creek stock farm, Swanton, Ohio, and dealer in trotting bred horses. Founded the Swanton Enterprise in 1886. Page 48 .

BOLLMEYER, FRED J., Mayor of Wauseon and editor of Wauseon Expositor. First Democratic mayor of that city. Elected in April, 1894, at the age of twenty-two, being the youngest mayor in Ohio. Secretary of Ninth District Democratic Congressional committee. Page 48 .

BELL, WM. S., Mayor of Zanesville. Native of that city, and received a public school education. Actively and successfully engaged in mercantile pursuits twenty years. Member of the Seventy-first General Assembly. Serving his second term as mayor of that city. Has been actively engaged in Board of Trade work, and several new factories and industries attest to his energy and business enterprise. Page 62 .

BROWN, W. C., managing editor of Fostoria Daily Review and treasurer of the Isaac Harter Milling Co., Fostoria. Academic education. City editor of Findlay Daily Jeffersonian at seventeen years of age. Teller in Foster & Co.'s bank, Fostoria, six years. January 1st, 1888, became treasurer of the Isaac Harter Milling Co., the largest combined mill and elevator plant in the world, which he still holds, and is now financial manager of the immense plant. involving an investment of upwards of a million dollars. President of two building and loan associations, and largely interested in other local enterprises. Member of staff of Governor McKinley, with rank of colonel. Delegate to Republican National convention at Minneapolis in 1892 from the Thirteenth Congressional district of Ohio. Was the secretary of the Ohio delegation, and was the youngest delegate in the National convention. Page 54 .

BELL, HUBBERT E., Postmaster, Mansfield, and senior member of the law firm of Bell, Brinkerhoof & Mungert. Common school education, with normal course at Northwestern Ohio College at Ada. A country school teacher while reading law. Admitted to the bar in 1881 Prosecuting Attorney of Richland county six years. Democrat politically, and always actively identified with committee work. Appointed postmaster of Mansfield by President Cleveland in March, 1894. Page 40 .

BRICKELL, WILLIAM D., was born November lo. 1852, at Steubenville, O., being the son of Captain D. Z. Brickell, the well-known manufacturer and capitalist of Pittsburg, Pa. His education was acquired in the public schools of Pittsburg and at the Western University at Pittsburg. While yet a young man he learned the printers' trade, being an apprentice on The Pittsburg Daily Post, under James F. Barr. He thus brought to his chosen profession, that of a newspaper publisher a practical mechanical as well as business knowledge. While to him alone must be attributed the wonderful success of the Columbus Dispatch, yet so modest and unobtrusive has been his nature the world is not nearly so well acquainted with this man as it is with mean who have accomplished far less along the lines of educating the public and alleviating the wants of the unfortunates. Devoted to his home and his business, he is rarely conspicuous in public. Without noise or bluster, and as devoid of personaliselfishness as is possible for a human being to be, Mr. Brickell has devoted his life to the interest of the many. Fidelity to friends, and methodical in business transactions are two of his strong characteristics. As an employer, while exacting a strict compliance to rules, he is held in the highest esteem by all his employes, whom he is ready to befriend at all times. Page 75 .

BEERY, THOMAS E., President of Commercial Bank, Upper Sandusky. Educated in country schools. Embarked in mercantile business at the aged of twenty in Bremen, Fairfield county. Removed to Upper Sandusky in 1887, where he has been identified with its mercantile, manufacturing, shipping and banking interests. The Commercial Bank was organized for general banking business January 1st. 1895, and is a strong financial institution. Mr. Beery is a member of the J. C. Woodcock Co., manufacturers, of his city. Page 46 .

BROWN, JAMES M., senior member of the law firm of James M. & Walter F. Brown, is a prominent Republican and one of the best known citizens of Toledo He was Postmaster of Toledo under President Harrison, for twelve years President of the Toledo Humane Society, and in all matters pertaining to the welfare of the city his counsel is solicited and carries great weight. Page 31 .

BONNER, COL. JOSEPH C., President and Manager of the Ames, Bonner Co., of Toledo Born at Chillicothe, O., July 13, 1855. Is of Scotch-Irish parentage, Member of Society of Sons of the Revolution and the war of 1812. Member of the Staff of Ex-Governor Wm. McKinley. Chairman of the Republican State Central Committee from 1893-1895. The records of those years show the largest Republican plurality and largest number of votes ever ballotted at State elections in Ohio. The Ames, Bonner Company was organized in 1882. It has a paid up capital of $400,000, and a factory capicity the largest in its line and the most productive in the country. Page 33 .

BURKE, C. E., Cleveland, Aide-de-Camp of Governor Bushnell; Vice-President and General Manager of Lake Shore Foundry, manufacturers of cast iron gas and water pipes. Was born at Waukegon, Wis., on April 17, 1850. Educated at the Cleveland public schools, Huminston Military Academy and Hillsdale College. Page 25 .

BOWERSMITH, D. L., Manager of Ohio State Journal, Columbus. Educated at district school, select schools, Antioch College at Yellow Springs, and Otterbein University, Westerville. Taught school three years. Read law three years. Began newspaper work on Ohio State Journal, as a reporter, in 1875, became City Editor in 1878, Managing Editor in 1893 and Manager in 1894. Appointed Columbus Agent of The Associated Press in 1881 and continued in the position since. With the exceptions of two years on the Cincinnati Enquirer he has been in the continuous service of the State Journal for twenty years. The paper has never been so prosperous as under his management. Page 75 .

BLACK, LUTHER, Oil producer, Bowling Green. Reared on farm, taught school four years and entered the Union Army in April, 1861 as a private and mustered out as a captain. Engaged in drug business at Tontogany until elected Treasurer of Wood County and served two terms. Engaged successfully in merchandise in Bowling Green five years. Served as member of Board of Gas Trustees and on Board of Education, acting as President, two years. Director of First National Bank and American Foundry and Machine Co., of his city, and a valued and popular citizen. Page 57 .

BARGER, JOHN W., aide-de-camp of Governor Bushnell and farmer, Waverly. Education acquired in the public schools, Bartlett's Commercial College, Cincinnati, and Ohio Wesleyan University. Represented Pike county in the legislature two years. Enjoyed the distinction of having never introduced a bill or made a motion to adjourn. Delegate to National convention in 1884. Has been candidate for congressional nomination, lieutenant-governor and governor. Republican in politics and takes pride in having by his political abilities largely aided his party in wresting Pike county from the Democracy. Page 41 .

BEATTY, GENERAL JOHN, president of Citizen's National Bank, Columbus. In 1860 presidential elector from the Thirteenth Ohio Congressional district. In 1861entered the army as lieutenant-colonel of 3d O. V. I. promoted to colonelcy of regiment in 1862, and in 1863 was appointed brigadier-general of volunteers. Was with McCIellan and Rosecrans in West Virginia ; O. M. Mitchell in his brilliant dash through North Alabama ; commanded a regiment at battle of Perryville, a brigade at Stone River, 'Tullahoma, Chicamauga and Missionary Ridge. Recommencld by Gen. Geo. H Thomas for promotion to rank of major-general for "gallant and obstinate defense" in the battle of Chicamauga. Member of Fortieth, Forty-first and Forty-second Congresses. Presidential elector at large in 1884. Member of State Board of Charities and president of the Ohio Chicamauga and Chattanooga Park Commission. Page 77 .

BLYTH, JOHN, Bucyrus, treasurer of Crawford county. Born in Kirkcaldy, County of Fife, Scotland. At age of 14 emigrated to Canada and in 1863 located in Galion, O. Enlisted in 32d O. V. I. and was desperately wounded in battle of Atlanta, resulting later in discharge. Prominent in politics, having frequently been honored by the Democratic party. Active in Masonic circles and recently attained the thirty-third degree in Buffalo. Has splendid business capacity, is affable in manner and is very popular over the state. Domestically inclined, he has in Bucyrus a handsome home and an interesting family. Page 45 .

BELL, ROZIN W , Columbus, steward of the Ohio Institution for the education of the blind. Received a common school education. Served as an apprentice in a tin ner's establishment and worked as journeyman in Mansfield and Farmington, Mo., until 1858 ; migrated to Cali- fornia and worked at his trade in San Francisco and San Jose ; worked two and a half years in gold mines of Calaveras county and clerked five years in Conrad Platt's hardware store at Mokquelumne Hill, Cal One of the active men in organizing the Mokquelumne Hill Rifle Company to defend the Pacific coast and remained an active member until the close of the war. Returned to Bellville, O., in 1866 Engaged in merchantile business until 1877. Served two years as an Officer of the U S. Senate. Elected Steward of the Ohio Institution for the Education of the Blind in 1880, retired 1884 ; re-elected in 1886, retired in 1890; reelected the third time in 1892 and still holds the position. Has always been active in politics and a Republican from his birth. Page 27 .

BRICE, CALVIN S., Senator for Ohio, Lima. Educated at Miami University, Oxford, Ohio. Served in the War of the Rebellion as private in the 86th O. V. I., and Captain of Co. E, 108th O. V. I. Studied in the law department of the Michigan University at Ann Arbor, and admitted to practice in 1866 by State and United States district and circuit court. One of the Presidential electors on the Tilden ticket in 1876, and Cleveland electoral ticket in 1884. Delegate at large from Ohio to the St Louis Democratic National convention in. 1886 ; selected to represent Ohio on National Democratic committee, and chairman of the campaign committee for the ensuing national campaign ; elected chairman of National committee in 1889, and in 1890 elected United States Senator to succeed Henry B. Payne. His term will expire March 3, 1897. Page 20 .

BEVERSTOCK, EDWARD, of the law firm of James & Beverstock, Bowling Green. Graduate of Oberlin College with degree of A. B. and Cincinnati Law School with the title of L. L. B. Admitted to the bar in 1891. Began the practice of law in office of B. F. James and soon became a partner. Twice chosen chairman of the Republican Central Committee of Wood county. Page 56 .

BROMWELL, J. H., member of Congress from Second district, and of firm of Bromwell & Bruce, attorneys, 16 Masonic Temple, Cincinnati. Educated in the public schools of Cincinnati, and graduate of Hughes' High School in 1864. Taught in the Cincinnati High Schools seventeen years. Graduated at the Cincinnati Law School in 1870. Assistant county solicitor of Hamilton county four years. Grand Secretary Grand Lodge of Masons of Ohio. Page 72 .

BROWN, LEVI W., Ex-Consul to Glasgow, Scotland. Born in what is now Fulton county, 53 years ago. Parents New England people of Scotch descent. Has been active in politics, society and public enterprises. Cast his first ballot for Abraham Lincoln. Always been a Republican. First office held was township clerk in a strongly Democratic township. Probate Judge of Fulton county three terms. Served on various Republican committees, county, district and state; chairman of the latter and member of executive committee several terms. United States Consul to Glasgow, Scotland, under President Harrison. At present engaged in business as a broker at Toledo, having a large eastern and foreign correspondence to draw from. Makes placing of loans a specialty. He is in active touch with public life and enterprises in Ohio and enjoys it with keen zest. Page 46.

BRUMBACH, ORVILLE S., member of the law firm of Hurd, Brumbach & Thatcher, Toledo. Was born in Delaware county, Ohio, December 2, 1855. In 1861 he moved with his parents to Van Wert where he attended school, completing his education at the University of Wooster and Princeton College. He graduated in law from Michigan University and located in practice in Toledo in 1879. Member of the 67th General Assembly and one of the leaders of the foremost members of the Toledo bar. Page 88.

CHASE PIANOS AND ORGANS. All true Ohioans are interested in and proud of Ohio enterprises, and rejoice in the triumph of Ohio men. In nothing do its citizens take greater pride than the inventive genius of its people. One of the greatest triumphs in this line is the A. B. Chase Piano. The A. B. Chase Co. was incorporated in 1875 with A. B. Chase, President;L. L. Doud, Secretary and Treasurer; and H. R. Moore, Superintendent, and commenced the manufacture of reed organs in Norwalk, O. On the death of Mr. Chase, 1877, Calvin Whitney was elected President, and with this change the management has remained the same for over twenty years. About ten years ago they commenced the manufacture of pianos. From the start their instrument deservedly took high rank, obtaining an enviable reputation wherever they went. So popular were both their organs and pianos, that the Company have repeatedly been obliged to enlarge their plant to keep up with the demands, until the factory buildings and lumber yard now cover several acres of ground, and are among the most extensive of their kind in the United States. It is claimed by those who are in a position. to know, that no piano made is superior in tone, quality and durability, and none has come so rapidly to the front, taking first place in leading musical circles. The Octavo Attachment, patented by this Company and used in their pianos exclusively, is said to be the greatest improvement on pianos in the last fifty years, doubling the power and multiplying its musical possibilities as can nothing else.

COX, ELMER S., Educator and Superintendent of public schools, Sidney. Received his preliminary education at the public schools and college at Morgantown, Pa., and graduate of the college at Waynesburg, Pa.. and continued his education by the special study of English literature under teachers at Harvard and Cornell Colleges. First engaged as Principal, State Normal School at California, Pa. 1869 took charge of Beverly Academy ; 1873 took charge of public schools of Parkersburg, W. Va., for five years; two years Superintendent of Bellaire public schools; five years Superintendent of Portsmouth schools; in 1888 elected Superintendent of Chillicothe schools and now Superintendent of schools at Sidney. As School Superintendent and scholar Prof. Cox is accredited a place among the first of this country. Is a contributor largely to literary and educational periodicals. National reputation as a writer, and as a lecturer is noted for the refinement, logic, and lucid elegance of his productions. Page 42.

CAMPBELL, JAMES E., ex-governor and lawyer, Hamilton. Educated at Middleton public schools. Enlisted in the late war at twenty in the navy. Admitted to the bar in 1865. Deputy in United States internal revenue service under General Van Derver. Began practice of law in 1867. Elected prosecuting attorney of Butler county in 1875 and 1877. United States commissioner from 1867 to 1869. Ran for State senator in 1879 and was defeated by twelve votes. Elected to Congress in 1882 and served three terms, last time being- elected by two majority. Three times Democratic candidate for governor. Elected governor for one term in 1889. Page 21.

CAMPBELL, THOMAS DUNNING, senior member of the drug firm of Campbell & Sons, Fostoria. Educated at country schools. Musician in the 86th and 185th O. V. I. Had left ankle crushed by horse falling in a Guerrilla fight near Camp Dick, Robinson, Ky., and subsequently lost left foot from the injury. Postmaster of Ottawa from 1870 to 1885. Chairman of Putnam County Republican Executive Committee eight years. Removed to Fostoria in 1885 and engaged in drug business. Special agent United States Treasury under Secretary Foster. Member of Fostoria Lodge, F. & A. M., Garfield Chapter, R. A. M., and DeMolay Commandery, K. T. Page 54.

COURTRIGHT, SAMUEL W., lawyer, Circleville ;ex-Common Pleas judge of the Fifth Judicial district. Since being admitted to the bar he has resided at Circleville and practiced law. Has held the positions of city solicitor of Circleville two terms, prosecuting attorney of Pickaway county two terms, member and president of Board of Education a number of years, served four or five years as a member of Supreme Court Commission to examine candidates for admission to the bar, aide-de-camp of Governors Hoadley and Campbell, and is now a member of the City Council. Prominent member of a number of fraternal societies. Has been worshipful master and high priest of Circleville Chapter twenty-one years. Is T I. M. of his council, eminent commander of his commandery and grand master of the state of the Grand Council Royal and Select Masters 1 or three years In Scottish Rite masonry has attained thirty-second degree. He has never drank a glass of any intoxicants or uttered an oath in his life. Page 41.

COOK, S. N., clerk of the Police Court of Columbus, is a well-known citizen. He entered the Union army in the summer of 1862, when sixteen years of age. He enlisted again in 1863 and served until the close of the war. He was in the 9th Ohio cavalry and was a prisoner of war for a time. As a newspaper man, Mr. Cook made friends throughout the state and has added many to the list in his present position. Mr. Cook is a Republican. Page 73.

CROUSE, H. P., editor of the Findlay Republican, Findlay. Born in Wayne county, Ohio, July 29, 1862. Graduate of Fostoria Academy and took further collegiate studies, but did not graduate. Became city editor of the Findlay Republican in 1882, and in 1888 became editor-inchief of the paper, and is one of the two owners. Was appointed by Governor McKinley in 1893 as one of the trustees of the Ohio Institution for the Blind, which is the first public office he ever held, and this came unsolicited by him or his friends. Has always took an active interest in politics, but declined to accept any public positions that would take him from his profession. He is interested in a book bindery and blank book manufacturing establishment and is connected with other business enterprises. Page 51.

COLUMBUS, HOCKING VALLEY & TOLEDO RY. The wonderful growth of Columbus during the past decade is doubtless due to a variety of causes, chief among which are its unexcelled railway facilities. While several new lines have been built, greatly adding to the prosperity of Central Ohio, and Columbus in particular, the great improvement of the older lines has also materially aided in the good work, until to-day Columbus enjoys a reputation as one of the foremost commercial centers of the great State of Ohio. No individual line has contributed more to this reputation than the Columbus, Hocking Valley & Toledo Ry., commonly known as the Buckeye Route, receiving this sobriquet from the fact that it is distinctly an Ohio railway. Its 370 miles of track being confined to and traversing the entire length of the Buckeye State from Toledo to the Ohio River, passing through Fostoria, Carey, Upper Sandusky, Marion, Delaware, Columbus, Lancaster, Logan, Athens, Gallipolis, Middleport and Pomeroy, all thriving manufacturing towns, and surrounded by the most beautiful farming country to be found in this territory. A branch extending from McArthur Junction to Wellston and Jackson, furnishing an outlet for the extensive coal fields of the Jackson district has lately been constructed and is now open for traffic. A short distance from Toledo is the town of Bradner, the center of the great oil fields of Ohio, while in the Hocking Valley, 75 miles south of Columbus, are the largest bituminous coal mines in the world. The bulk of this enormous traffic being moved to Toledo and there transferred at the company's extensive docks to numerous vessels which are always coining and going upon complex and endless errands of utility. The excellent passenger service of this line with its through trains daily between Toledo, Columbus and Ohio river points, gives business men, manufacturers and commercial travelers opportunities to journey from the most remote points in the State to the Capital City, transact their business and return home the same day. The excellent physical condition of the line, rendering it possible to move trains with the utmost speed and safety to passengers is highly appreciated by the public. The entire line is ballasted with iron slag, making the roadbed perfectly solid, absolutely free from dust and presenting a pleasing-appearance to the eye. All passenger trains are equipped with steam heat appliances and luxurious parlor cars, in which the seat fare is but nominal, a luxury proving most attractive to its patrons.

The Buckeye Route between Columbus and Chicago with parlor cars by day and Pullman buffet sleepers by night, covers the distance in one hour and thirty minutes quicker time than competing lines, and therefore enjoy most liberal patronage. Direct connection at Columbus in an Union Depot with all lines diverging is a most desirable feature of this line, and its through car connection with the N. & W. Ry., makes a short and quick route from the North to all Southeastern and Atlantic sea-board points.

Mr. W. H. Fisher, General Passenger Agent of the Line at Columbus, will be pleased to furnish further information relative to the road. Page 75.

CONE, ORELLO, D. D., president of Buchtel College, Akron. Entered Universalist ministry in 1863. Professor of biblical languages and literature in the Theological school of St. Lawrence University, Couton, N. Y., from 1865 to 1880. Became president of Buchtel College in 1880. Author of "Gospel-Criticism and Historical Christianity" and " The Gospel and the Earliest Interpretations." Is a member of the editorial board of " The New World," Boston, a quarterly review of religion, ethics and theology. His writings have attracted wide attention among scholars. Page 42.

CRONINGER, W. W., Wauseon, auditor of Fulton county farmers and taught school eleven years. Deputy sheriff of Fulton county in 1887. Elected county auditor in 1889 and 1892. Politically a Democrat. Page 48.

CONLEY, WILLIAM FRANCIS, State Senator of Thirty-second district, Tamah, Auglaize county. Educated in country school and has been a great reader and diligent student all his life One of the civil engineer corpse in construction of the A. & G. W. Ry. Invested and lost in Kentucky oil field. Recent years engaged in agricultural pursuit. A radical free silver advocate and an active Populist. Claimed a seat in assembly of 1893, but was unseated. Elected senator in 1895 over Lawler by Populists and Republican, notwithstanding the large Democratic majority of the district. Page 90.

CRITES, CYRUS D., cashier First National bank, Lima. Principal of village school five years. Member of State Democratic Central committee from 1889 to 1894, and its chairman 1892-4. County auditor of Allen county two terms. Second time elected by the largest majority ever given a candidate for office in his county. Resigned auditorship and National bank examiner in 1894 to become cashier of First National bank, Senator C. S. Brice being vice-president and principal owner. Page 60.

CROSS, J. C., of the firm of The Monypeny-Hammond Co., wholesale grocers of Columbus, 0., is thirty-three years of age, a genial, pleasant gentleman and an all-round business man, having been engaged since he was twelve years of age in the banking, mining and grocery business. He occupies the position of secretary of the above firm, and also has control and charge of the credits. His long and varied business experience makes him a valuable man to the firm. Page 76.

CROUSE, G. W., Banker and Manufacturer, Akron. Educated in common sch000ls, and a teacher at 16 years of age. Has been Deputy Auditor, Auditor, Treasurer and County Commissioner of Summit county, member of Akron City Council, member and President of Board of Education and Chairman of Republican County Central Committee. In 1863 took the financial management of C. Aultman & Co., now Aultman, Miller & Co , and in 1865 became Secretary and Treasurer, which he held until 1885, when he was elected President of the Company. Interested in a number of manufacturing enterprises of Akron and President of Bank of Akron. Religiously a member of Protestant Episcopal Church. Page 98.

CAPPELLAR, W. S., President and Editor of The Mansfield News, Mansfield. Elementary education received at country schools and finished at Farmer's College, Cincinnati. Postmaster of Mount Healthy, 0., four years. Has served as Deputy Auditor and twice elected Auditor of Hamilton county. Prominent member of I. O. O. F., having been, in 1878, Worthy Grand Master of the Right Worthy Grand Dodge of Ohio; represented the State of Ohio in the Sovereign Grand Lodge of the World in 1880. Chairman of the State Republican Executive committee in 1880 and 1881. Assisted in organizing the American Press Association. He is an original thinker and a popular speaker. Page 41.

CREAMER, U. G., Mayor of Washington C. H. Native of Fayette county. Educated in the common schools, and at the age of 17 taught school, which he continued for five years. Elected Justice of the Peace, in 1879, of Jefferson township, and shortly removed to Jeffersonville and opened an office, and in connection with his duties as justice studied law, and was admitted to the bar in 1886 Began the practice of law at Williamsburg, Clairmont county. Removed to Washington C. H. in 1889, and practiced law with his brother, A. R. Creamer. Since his residence there he has been Justice of the Peace and Mayor. Page 86.

CONGER, COLONEL A. L., prominent manufacturer, Akron, and Chief of Engineers on Governor Bushnell's staff. Served in the 11th O. V. I. as private, second lieutenant, promoted to first lieutenant, and returned from the army in 1865 in command of his company. Twice elected treasurer of Summit county. Served as city treasurer of Akron, secretary of the Board of Education, president of Business Men's Club of Akron, president of Union Charity Association and many minor positions. President of Whitman & Barnes Mnfg. Co , with plants at Syracuse, N. Y., St. Catharines, Ont., Canton, Ohio, and West Pullman, Ill., and have a world-wide reputation. President of The Diamond Plate Glass Co., manufacturers of plate glass at Kokomo and Elwood, Ind. ; Hartford City Glass Company, Hartford, Ind. ; Akron Steam Forge Co., with plants at Akron and Elwood, Ind. Established the American Tin Plate Company at Elwood, Ind. President of numerous other corporations and director in a number of Akron industries. Eight years colonel of the 8th Regiment, O. N. G. G. A. R. department commander of Ohio in 1886. Thrice chairman of Republican State committee. Eight years member of National Republican Executive committee. Page 43.

CLOUGH, H. H., is a capitalist of Elyria ; has large blooded stock interests at that place and business interests in Florida and other points. He is president of the First National bank of Bowling Green, which is organized as follows : No 4045 ; capital paid in, $50,000 ; H. H. Clough, president ; J. R. Hankey, vice-president ; D. B. Beers, cashier; J. W. Underwood, assistant cashier ; directors : H. H Clough, J. R. Hankey, L. Black, A. Froney, I. L. Hankey, H. W. Morgenthaler, D. B. Beers, W. H. Milliken, Guy C. Nearing, R. S. Parker, L. C. Cole. Page 55.

CRISSINGER, D. R., attorney-at-law, Marion. Graduate of Buchtel College and Cincinnati Law School. Prosecuting attorney of Marion county six years. City solicitor of Marion and serving his second term. Member of Masonic Order, Knight Templars, Knights of Pythias and Knights of Assenic Order. Page 48.

COCKLEY, CAPTAIN D. L., prominent manufacturer of Shelby and aide-de-camp of Governor Bushnell. He is at the head of the largest and most extensive seamless steel tube works of its kind in the world, which is used in the manufacture of bicycles. He served in the war of the rebellion with distinction as private, corporal, sergeant, cavalry lieutenant and captain, having been at the first and last recognized battle of the war. Page 27.

CHENEY, FRANK J., is one of the best known and most prominent business men of the busy, bustling city of Toledo. He has grown up with Toledo and is largely interested in its financial and general development. Mr. Cheney has been made famous all over the country by the wonderful Hall's Catarrh Cure, of which he is sole proprietor and manager, and Hall's Catarrh Cure has been made famous by Mr. Cheney The wonderful virtues of this cure have been heralded over the world by means of a marvelous system of advertising, and advertising has made his success, but only from the fact that the people through that medium have learned the value of the great Hall's Catarrh Cure. Mr. Cheney is a leading club man, liberal in his public dealings, a popular citizen and well known in politics. He and his business are valuable to Toledo, and elsewhere is given a glimpse of his beautiful home and office surroundings in his home city. Page 33.

CHITTENDEN HOTEL. One of the most attractive, conspicuous and finest blocks in the county is the Chittenden Hotel building, Columbus. It is also one of the best equipped hotels, elegantly furnished and under th present able management is gaining popular favor daily. Ohio, as well as Columbus, is proud of the Chittenden. [See cut].

DISPATCH, COLUMBUS. The Columbus Dispatch was of humble origin, but it has had a remarkable growth. The Dispatch was founded in 1871, it being a co-operative venture in which a number of men, most of them printers, were the founders. In 1874 The Dispatch passed into the hands of Putnam & Doren, and in 1876 it passed into the hands of Myers & Brickell. In 1882 Mr. William D. Brick-ell, the junior partner, became sole owner, and under his management the paper has achieved a wonderful growth and success, it being one of the very best newspaper properties in Ohio. Mr. Brickell has been a careful manager watching the minor details very closely, but at no time permitting the question " what will it cost " to enter in the obtaining of news which the people desire. The positive independence, and fearless espousing of the people's cause, together with its progressive tendency, has made The Dispatch a power for good, not alone in Columbus, but throughout the State. While the restless energy of its proprietor is very much in evidence in the success of this paper, its proprietor has always strenously aimed to make individuality subordinate to The Dispatch. In a few short years The Dispatch, from a humble beginning, has successfully outstripped its older rivals until now it is recognized as the leading newspaper in Central Ohio, in character, influence and circulation. An excellent cut of the building appears elsewhere. (See cut).

DUSTIN, C. W., Dayton. C. W. Dustin, of Dayton, Judge of Common Pleas Court, Third Sub-Division Second Judicial District, graduated at Ohio Wesleyan University in 1868; Professor of Mathematics at Quincy College, Ill., and Brookville college, Ind.; admitted to the bar in 1873 ; member Dayton Board of Education three terms; active in organizing the Garfield club of Dayton, the Ohio Republican League and National Republican League. Unsuccessful candidate for the Legislature in 1881, and for judge in 1884; for years an editorial writer for the Dayton Journal, and a frequent contributor to the press; President Montgomery County Bar association in 1894; candidate of Republican party for judge in 1895, and elected by 8,645 majority. Page 66.

DRAKE, FRANK B., Receiver and General Manager of C., J. & M. R'y Co., Toledo. Acquired his learning at public schools and free academy at Elmira, N. Y. He engaged in the railroad business as clerk in the shops of which afterwards became the Pullman Palace Car Company at Elmira, N. Y. Has been private secretary of W. P. Robinson, General Traffic Manager of the Missouri, Kansas & Texas R'y., from 1871 until 1881 ; traveling private secretary of A. A. Talmage, General Manager of Missouri Pacific Railroad for two years, and promoted to train-master ; chief clerk of General Manager's office, Superin- tendent of line between Kansas City and Omaha, Assistant Superintendent of Missouri Pacific proper, and Superintendent later. Resigned in 1887 to become General Manager of the C. J. & M. Page 38.

DUNCAN, THOMAS J., Common Pleas Judge, Columbus. Born in Fairfield county. Educated at Ohio Wesleyan University. Studied law and admitted to the bar in 1871 and located in Columbus the same year, where he has since practiced until elected a Common Pleas Judge. He is serving his second term He has gained quite a reputation for exhibiting good judgment in giving decisions on intricate questions that have been submitted before him by the many able members of the bar. Page 81.

DODGE, MARTIN, Representative of Cuyahoga county, Cleveland Received his learning at public schools and Hiram and Buchtel colleges. First 21 years spent on a farm. Taught school as a profession. Admitted to the bar in 1877. After two years practice in Cleveland went to Kansas and practiced until 1882 when he returned to Cleveland. Six years engaged in real estate and building-operations. Three years manager of the Cleveland Sun and Voice Member of 70th, 71st and 72nd General Assemblies. Politically a Republican. Page 95.

DOUD, L. L., born in 1838, has ever since resided within the limits of his native County of Huron. His educational opportunities, the country school, a few terms of college life, and a commercial course completed at Baldwin University, Berea, O. ; business pursuits, a few terms teaching "deestrict school," a few years as stock dealer and farmer in Greenwich, eight years of mercantile life in New London, and twenty years as secretary of the A. B. Chase Co., manufacturers of pianos and organs, Norwalk, O. Page 53.

DICKMAN, F. J., ex-judge of Supreme Court, Cleveland. Graduated at Brown University, Providence, R. I. Admitted to bar of Rhode Island. Practiced law in Providence. Removed to Cleveland in 1858. Elected to legislature in 1861. Appointed by President Johnson as United States district attorney of Northern Ohio, resigning in 1869. Appointed by Governor Foster one of the judges of Supreme Court Commission in 1883. Appointed in 1886 by Governor Foraker a judge of Supreme Court. Twice elected. Chief justice from 1894 to Feb. 9, 1895. Page 72.

DESHLER, JOHN G., vice-president of Deshler bank and owner of the Wyandotte building, the highest and finest building in Columbus ; is the descendant of a long line of successful bankers of his name, dating back to revolutionary times. He was one of the few men who had the nerve to explore for natural gas in the territory which now supplies Columbus with this best of all fuel. He is a valued and popular citizen and a business man of ability. Page 77.

DICK, CHARLES, attorney-at-law, Akron. Ex-auditor of Summit county and for three years chairman of the Ohio Republican State Executive Committee. Born at Akron, Nov. 3, 1858. Page 43.

DAVIS, CHARDS Q., Representative of Franklin county, Columbus. He is at the head of the Davis Lubricating Oil Co. ; has been in journalism for years and is a writer of ability. He is one of the leading Democrats of his place and a popular citizen. Page 92.

DUNN, ROBERT, of the firm of Robert & F. W. Dunn, abstractors of titles, and of Troup & Dunn attorneys, Bowling Green. Probably one of the best known men of Wood county. Served two terms and part of a third term by appointment as county recorder, several terms as member of city council, school board and other public offices. Has been styled the walking encyclopedia of information upon the matter of real estate titles and matters in that line. Page 58.

DYER, JOSEPH H., prosecuting attorney of Franklin county, Columbus. Received bis education at the country schools and Ohio State University. Graduated at the Boston Law School. Admitted to practice in 1890. No young man has gained prominence more rapidly at the Columbus bar than he. Elected prosecuting attorney in 1894. His administration of legal affairs of that county has given the best of satisfaction. He is a genial gentleman, good lawyer and a leader among the Republicans of his county. Member of F. & A. M., K. of P. and Chi Phi Fraternity. Page 80.

DOYLE, JOHN H., ex-judge and of Doyle, Scott & Lewis, attorneys, Toledo. Educated in the public schools of Toledo and Dennison University, Granville. Commissioned during the war as lieutenant, but severe illness prevented him from accepting it, he being but eighteen years of age. Admitted to the bar in 1864 and entered into partnership with Mr. Bissell. Elected judge of judicial district comprising Lucas, Sandusky, Ottawa, Huron and Erie counties in 1879. In 1882 was nominated for supreme judge on Republican ticket, but was defeated with his party. Appointed supreme judge in 1883 by Governor Foster and served one year. Again in 1883 was nominated for supreme judge by the Republicans, but was defeated with his party. One of the organizers of the Toledo Library Association, now the Free Library of Toledo. A trustee of the Toledo Asylum under the administration of Governor Foraker. Was a candidate for governor before the Republican convention in 1895. Page 31.

EVERETT, S. F., a Cleveland banker and capitalist. Is an Ohioan by birth and secured his learning in the district and city schools of Cleveland ; begun his business career in a dry goods store. Soon entered a banking house as clerk and within three years was promoted to cashier, and the firm is now Everett, Weddell & Co. President of National Bank of Commerce; city treasurer of Cleveland from 1869 to 1881. Is stockholder in a number of manufacturing establishments, and is interested in electric street railways. Was a delegate to National Republican convention, in 1880, that nominated James A. Garfield. Appointed in 1881 by the President as one of the United States directors of the Union Pacific Railroad. He is a Mason, K. of P., and Forrester. Page 68.

EELLS, DAN P., a banker and railroad capitalist of Cleveland; became interested with Eastern capitalists and in connection with them originated and carried through several railroad projects of great magnitude and importance. His business interests are extensive and diversified, being connected with banks, mining and smelting works, rolling mills, foundries and machine shops, iron and steel works, telephone lines, gas, coke and light companies, street railways, etc Takes an active interest in charitable and religious institutions. Page 68.

ELLIS, GENERAL LOUIS F., Lima, National Commander of the " Union Veterans' Union," an exclusively battlefield soldiers' organization A native of New York State, his home being on the beautiful Hudson River and New York City, from which place he enlisted at the outbreak of the rebellion; served with distinction and became famous as a volunteer to the " Forlorn Hope Storming-Column," at Port Hudson, Louisiana. Endorsed by his county for Congress. Now engaged in the oil business. Page 60.

EBRIGHT, L. S., physician and surgeon, Akron. Received his education in district sehools. Served in the late war in the 85th O. V. I. and 88th O. V. I. Began the study of medicine with Drs. Bowen and McEbright. Graduated at the Medical Department of Adelbert college ; commenced the practice of medicine in Middlebury, Ohio, now the Sixth ward of Akron, where he still resides. Spent the winter of '71 and '72 at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of New York and one year at Heidelberg University, Germany. Five years surgeon of the 6th Battery, O. N. G. Member of 64th General Assembly. Surgeon-General on Governor McKinley's staff. Page 43.

EMMINGER, A. F., D.D.S., Dentist, No. 150 East Broad street, Columbus. One of the best known citizens of Columbus. Was born at Mansfield, December 5, 1847. Has been in continuous successful practice of his profession since 1868 in Columbus. His practice consists of the wealthy, intelligent, influential people of the Buckeye Capital. Dr. Emininger founded the Dental College connected with the Ohio Medical College, organized its first faculty and was its first dean. His office, an elegantbrown stone residence, is all that could be demanded by the most fastidious. A 30th degree Mason, a Knight Templar and an Odd Fellow. Page 78.

FAIRBANKS, GEO. A., attorney-at-law, Room 5, Wyandotte Building, Columbus. Received a common school education at Canal Winchester. Studied law at the age of eighteen and admitted to the bar in 1884. Democrat candidate for attorney general in 1895. He enjoys a very lucrative practice and a brilliant reputation. Page 79. FINLEY, E. B., lawyer, Bucyrus. A disting-uished political speaker on the issues of the day and who has become noted during the campaign for his speeches full of wit, wisdom, pathos and amusing anecdotes. Politically a Democrat. Has presided as permanent chairman of several Democratic State Conventions. Chairman of the committee on resolutions at Democratic State Convention at Cleveland in 1892 and at Columbus in 1894, in which, after a hard fight, he leading the debate, secured the adoption of a resolution favoring free coinage of silver at the ratio of sixteen to one. Page 44.

FOSTER, CHARLES, Fostoria, born near Fostoria. Educated in the common schools and academy at Norwalk. For fifty-six consecutive years engaged in the banking and mercantile business at Fostoria, his home. Member of the Forty-second, Forty-third, Forty-fourth and Forty-fifth Congresses. Member and chairman of sub-committee to look into political affairs of Louisiana in 1875. Twice elected governor of Ohio. Chairman of Sioux Indian Commission under President Harrison. Appointed secretary of the Treasury by President Harrison Feb. 7, 1891, and filled the office with great ability until the close of his term. Page 21.

FORAKER, JOSEPH BENSON, Cincinnati, born near Rainsborough, Highland county. Enlisted as the first private in Company A, 89th O. V. I., at the age of sixteen ; mustered out as captain before completing his twentieth year. Graduated at Cornell University. Began practice of law in Cincinnati in 1869. Was chief supervisor of elections of Southern Ohio district in 1876. Elected to the Superior Court bench in 1879. Defeated for governor by Hoadley in 1883. Elected governor in 1885 and re-elected in 1887, and defeated again by James E. Campbell in 1889. Chosen U. S. senator by Ohio Legislature in 1896. Page 20.

FISHER, CHARLES R., aide-de-camp to Governor Bushnell and editor of The Journal, Wilmington, the leading Republican organ of Clinton county. Educated in the Wilmington public school. At nineteen years of age was deputy clerk of the courts of Clinton, which he held for nearly six years. He was offered under the administration of President Harrison and accepted the position of postmaster of Wilmington, which he held for four years. Mr. Fisher is an enthusiastic Republican and a member of several Republican clubs. He belongs to the various branches of the Masonic order, Knights of Pythias and Odd Fellows. Page 25.

FLEISCHMAN, JULIUS, has always lived in Cincinnati, was born in June, 1871, at Riverside, and is a son of Charles Fleischman, one of the best known citizens and financers of that city. Julius was educated in his home town and began his business career as clerk of Fleishman & Co., now being manager of the firm. Is a Director in the Market National Bank, President of the Riverside Malting and Elevating Co., Illinois Vinegar Manufacturing Co., of Chicago, and has other large interests, He is a Republican, and was Aid-de-Camp on the staff of Gov. McKinley, and reappointed by Gov. Bushnell. He is prominent among the Republicans of Cincinnati, and being Vice-President of the Blaine Club and Treasurer of the Lincoln Club, and has a bright future. Page 67.

GRAY, CHAS. W., Representative of Fayette county, born and raised in Jeffersonville, Ohio, where he now resides. Received common school education, and merchant by occupation Owns and operates farming land. Elected to 71st and 72d General Assemblies, as a Republican. Page 91.

GAYMAN, BENJAMIN F., Representative of Franklin county and one of the publishers of the Canal Winchester Times. Native of Canal Winchester and educated in the public schools of that place. Has served as Councilman and Mayor of his town four terms without opposition. Democrat politically. He is one of three Representatives of Franklin, and was member of the 70th General Assembly. Page 92.

GUNCKEL, LEWIS B., Lawyer, Dayton. Graduate of Farmer's College and Cincinnati Law School. Admitted to Bar in 1861. Located at Dayton and has practiced there ever since. Has taken a prominent part in politics, being a Whig during the existence of that party, and was one of the first in Ohio to become identified with the Republican party. Delegate to National Republican convention at Philadephia in 1856. State Senator during the memorable sessions of 1862, '64, '65, and was an ardent Union man and friend of the common soldiers. Presidential elector in 1864. Largely aided in establishing the Soldier's Home in Dayton, and one of its first trustees. Special Commissioner to investigate frauds practiced upon Indians in 1871. Elected to 43d Congress from 4th District. The Soldier's Home at Dayton was Mr. Gunckel's pet idea and the ambition of his life. Page 65.

GUILBERT, WALTER D., Auditor of State, Columbus. Educated in common schools of this State and Wenona Academy at Wenona, Ill. Twice elected Auditor of Noble county. Became Chief Deputy of Auditor's office under E. W Poe. He is genial and pleasant and has more warm, true friends than most any other man in the State House. He assumed the duties of Auditor of State January, 1896. Page 22.

GIBBS, JAMES G., Business Manager and Managing Editor of Daily and Weekly Reflector, Norwalk. Graduate of Norwalk High School and student of Lafayette College, Eaton, Pa. Learned printer's trade. Reporter on Inter Ocean, Chicago. Vice-President of Lanning Printing Co , Treasurer of National Editorial Association, President of Norwalk City Board of Education, President of Ohio Savings, Loan and Investment Co., largely interested in the telephone business and in many other enterprises for the moral and material benefit of Norwalk. The Reflector is the oldest and leading paper of Norwalk and Huron county. Page 53.

GARRETT, GEO. H., of the firm of Garret & Horton, proprietors of Arcade Hotel, Springfield, and Clarenden Hotel, Zanesville. For over ten years was one of the firm of Clark & Harrett, owners and proprietors Park Hotel, Warren. Page 63.

GRIFFITH, JOHN ELLSWORTH, lawyer and Representative of Union county, Marysville. Educated at country schools, Prospect, Delaware and Fostoria Normal schools, Spencerian Business college, Cleveland, Dennison University and Cincinnati Law school. President of State organization of Fair Presidents and Secretaries. Two years clerk of the Deputy State Supervisors of Election of Union county. A Mason, Odd Fellow, K. of P. and member of the Order of the Eastern Star. Page 93.

GRIFFIN, C. P., Ex-Representative of Lucas county, Toledo. Raised on a farm and educated at the district schools and Oberlin college. Taught school in Iowa and Missouri. Became one of the proprietors of Oberlin Business college in 1864 ; established the Business college at Hillsdale, Mich., in 1866. Removed to Toledo in 1868 and has successfully engaged in real estate and insurance business. Trustee of Hillsdale college from 1876 to 1886. His business headquarters were in New York from 1874 to 1879, and in Chicago from 1879 to 1883. He was elected to the 68th, 69th and 70th General Assemblies, Page 32.

HERRICK, MYRON T., President of the Society for Savings, was born in Huntington, Lorain county, 0., on October 9th, 1854. His education was completed at the Oberlin and Delaware colleges, and he was for some time engaged in business in the West. He studied law with Messrs G. E. and J. F. Herrick. He continued the practice of law until 1885 at which time he was electedSecretary and Treasurer of the Society for Savings, and then President; he has large successful business interests and is well known all over the country as an able financier. Page 69.

HOLDEN, L. E., editor and chief owner of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. A Democrat of the Jeffersonian type, a staunch advocate of a tariff for revenue with incidental protection and for free coinage of gold and silver. Graduate of the University of Michigan ; professor in Kalamazoo college, Mich., several years ; a writer on public and literary subjects, and several years interested in mines in Lake Superior and the Rocky Mountains. The Cleveland Plain Dealer under his management has become one of the most widely circulated and extensively quoted papers in the country. Page 67.

HOWARD, CHARLES FENTON, State Senator of the Fifty-Sixth district, and attorney-at-law, Xenia. Son of the Hon. R. F. Howard. Educated in Xenia public schools, Xenia college, Antioch and Michigan University, Ann Arbor, Mich. City Clerk of Xenia one term. Mayor of Xenia four terms, which office he resigned to accept the office of State Senator. His father had been Mayor of Xenia just 60 years before he was elected to the same position. Page 90.

HARPER, W. M., editor and publisher of The Banner, Mt. Vernon, and State Senator Seventeenth Twenty-eighth district. Son of the late Lecky Harper, one of the best known editors of Ohio. Educated in Mt. Vernon public schools and the Naval Academy of Annapolis, Maryland. The State Senatorship was the first office he ever accepted or desired to hold. Page 90.

HANKEY, JOHN R., State Senator of the Thirty-third district, manufacturer and banker, Bowling Green ; President of Hankey Lumber Co. Vice-president of the First National bank, and is largely interested in a number of business enterprises which helps to advance the trade and growth of his town. One of the Board of Trustees of the State Blind Asylum under the administration of Governor Foraker. He was born in Wayne county in 1843 ; educated in the common schools, and served as a soldier in the civil war. Page 88.

HANDY, WM. H , member of the law firm of Handy& Ogan, Ottawa. Served in the civil war as private and sergeant. Enlisted in the 86th 0 V. I. and re-enlisted in the 67th O. V. I. Mustered out at close of the war. Admitted to the bar in 1869. Common Pleas Judge of the Third sub-division, Third district of Ohio, consisting of Putnam, Henry and Fulton counties for nine and one-fourth years. Twice elected without opposition. Removed from Wauseon in 1894 to Ottawa and entered into partnership with Julius V. Ogan in the practice of law. Page 59.

HUTCHESON. W. C., Representative of Columbiana county, Salem. Received common school education. Served three years and three months in the war of the rebellion. Held in his regiment fifth, third and second sergeant, and first lieutenant Elected to General Assemhly 1893 and 1895. An active worker in the Y. M. C. A. from its beginning in Ohio, and has been at all the conventions laboring-for the young men of the State. He has largely assisted in help building up the old school Presbyterian churches. Page 93.

HORTON, CHARLES C., joint proprietor of the Arcade Hotel, Springfield, and of the firm of Garrett Horton, proprietors of the Clarendon Hotel, Zanesville. He has been connected with the prominent hotels of New York and Ohio since 1882. Page 63.

HOGE, JOHN, member of the firm of Schultz & Co., Zanesville. President of the Union National bank. Zanesville Electric Light Co., Daily Courier Co., Giffith & Wedge Co., and stockholder in a number of the manufacturing enterprises of Zanesville. Page 63.

HARE, Hon. DARIUS D., lawyer, Upper Sandusky. Acquired his education in common schools and Ohio Wesleyan University ; entered the military service as private in the Signal corps, United States Army in 1864, and after the war was assigned special duty at the headquarters of Major-General Canby, and afterwards of Major General Sheridan, at New Orleans. Studied law at the Michigan University, and admitted to the bar in 1867. Has practiced law in Upper Sandusky since 1868. Mayor of Upper Sandusky ten years. Member of 52nd and 53rd Congresses, Politically a Democrat. Since retirement from Congress has been actively engaged in the practice of his profession at Upper Sandusky. Page 46.

HASKELL, W. S., Mayor of Bowling Green and of the law firm of Mears & Haskell. A classical graduate of Michigan University. Many years principal of the Bowling Green schools. Served two terms upon the county board of school examiners. Has been member of city school board and ci ty council. Republican in politics and twice elected Mayor of his city. Page 68.

HAWLEY, C. A., D. D. S., of the dental firm of Haughton & Hawley, Y. M. C. A. building, Columbus. Graduated from Western Reserve Normal School in 1883. Student at the Ohio State University three years. Graduate of Michigan University, Dental department, 1893. Member of Masonic fraternity. Editor-in-chief of the Dental Journal of the University of Michigan in 1893. Member of the Ohio State Dental Society, Professor of dental anatomy, crown and bridge work and orthodontia in the dental department of the Ohio Medical University, and secretary of the faculty. Page 78.

HAUGHTON, F. H., D. D. S , of the dental firm of Haughton & Hawley, Y. M. C. A. building, Columbus. Born at Gailford, Vt., in 1840. Educated at University of West Battleboro and Westminster, Vt. Practised dentistry in Columbus for thirty years except the winter months of the last few years which he has spent in Florida. One of the original promoters of the Columbus Central Railway. Commanded a battery of light artillery in the War of the Rebellion. Member of the Military Order of Loyal Legion, G. A. R., Masonic fraternity, and of the Ohio State Dental Society for twenty-three years. Page 78.

HOPLEY, JOHN, editor and proprietor of the Bucyrus Journal, Bucyrus. Superintendent of the Union schools at Bucyrus two years. Admitted to the bar and practiced law until 1862, when he went to England on business. In 1863 appointed to a clerkship in the Second Auditor's office of the Treasury Department at Washington Transferred to a poti,ion in the office of Secretary of the Treasury Chase, and again transferred to the Banking and Currency Bureau when the National bank bill became a law. Under Hugh McColloch, Comptroller of the Currency, he had charge of the statistical division of the bureau and resigned in 1864 to accept a position in a large bank in New York. Returned to Washington and appointed National Bank Examiner for all the Southern States except Delaware, Maryland and Virginia. Purchased the Bucyrus Journal in 1868. Postmaster of Bucyrus from 1870 until 1879 and again under President Harrison. Secured free mail delivery for Bucyrus. Many years president of the Association of Ohio Republican papers. Page 44.

HAMMOND, A. S., of the firm of The MonypenyHammond Co., Wholesale Grocers of Columbus, 0., is 35 years of age; having entered this line of business at the age of 19, in the capacity of entry and shipping clerk, from which he advanced to various positions, as traveling-salesman and house salesman, until in 1888 he assumed the position of buyer for the firm. At the present time he holds the position of vice-president and general manager of the above firm, his sixteen years experience in the wholesale grocery business well fitting him for the place he occupies. Page 76.

HAHN, W. M., Superintendent of Insurance of the State of Ohio. Educated at public schools DeKalb, Ohio. Drummer boy in 64th O. V. I. Located in Mansfield, where he soon engaged in the insurance business. Deputy United States Marshal in 1873. Chairman of Republican Executive committee of Richland county two years. Twice elected member of State Board of Public Works. Organized the Mansfield Mutual Fire Insurance Company and .Merchants' and Manufacturers' Mutual Fire Company, of Mansfield. President of The Bank of Mansfield. Chairman of Republican State Executive committee in 1890 and 1891. Delegate-at-large to the Republican National convention at Minneapolis in 1892. Member Republican National committee, elected member National Executive com mittee and chosen its secretary. Appointed Superintendent of Insurance by Gov. McKinley in 1893. Page 26.

HARRIS, STEPHEN R., Congressman Thirteenth district, Bucyrus. Educated in common schools and Washington college, Pa., Norwalk, 0., Seminary and Western Reserve college at Hudson, O. Admitted to bar in 1849. Began the practice of law at Bucyrus in 1849, where he has practiced his profession ever since. He was partner of Hon. Josiah Scott, except when Judge Scott was Justice of Supreme Court of Ohio. Member of County Military committee and Deputy United States Marshal during the war of the rebellion. President of Ohio State Bar association in 1894. Never held a political office until his election to Congress as a Republican in a district which two years before was Democratic by 7,149. Page 45.

HOYT, JAMES H., of the firm of Hoyt, Dustin & Kelley, Lawyers, Cleveland, is a prominet Ohioan, born in Cleveland, graduated at Cleveland High School and Brown University at Providence, R. I. Returned to Cleveland and entered the law office of Spalding & Dickman. Graduated at Harvard Law School in 1877. The law firm of Hoyt, Dustin & Kelley have a large practice in the best class of mercantile business and a very high standing at the Cuyahoga County Bar. Mr. Hoyt is a very agreeable gentleman and has few equals as a witty and fascinating orator. His speech at the Lincoln Day Banquet at Cincinnati in February, 1895, when he responded to "On to 96" was one of the best on the list. Page 21.

HOUK, MOULTON, General Passenger Agent of Ohio Central Lines, Toledo, which lines are now so prominently placed by reasons of their unexcelled service and popular management, is among the youngest and aggressive passenger agents of the country. It is since his connection with these lines that their passenger earnings have doubled per mile of road. Fully equipped for any class of travel the Ohio Central now stands among the most popular lines of this region. Page 36.

HALFHILL, JAMES W
., Attorney-at Law, Lima. Born in Mercer county during early days of the late war and is a student of its causes and results and counts as his chiefest distinction that of being elected to an honary membership in several soldier organizations. Educated at public schools and Northwestern Ohio University at Ada. Studied law in the office of the famous "blind man eloquent" Judge W. H. West, of Bellefontaine. Graduated at the law school of the Cincinnati college. Located at Lima. Politically an ardent Republican. Twice elected city solicitor of Lima. Is wedded to his profession of the law, which has smiled upon him with its reward. Page 61.

HENSLEY, J. L., Representative of Marion county and physician, Marion, Virginian by birth. Engaged in agricultural pursuits until 28 years old. During the civil war was commissary in the 96th Va. State troops. One of the prime movers in rescuing Virginia from secession and the organization of the new state, West Virginia. Thrice elected President of Board of Education of his county, a Democratic stronghold. Served as Representative from Mason county in West Virginia Legislature two terms. His colleague from same county being a Democrat. Removed to Marion in 1887, and has built up large practice in his profession. Republican candidate for droner in 1894 and came within 107 of being elected. He was elected Representative in doubtful district by 64 majority. Page 94.

HIETT, EMORY R., Lawyer, Toledo. Native of Indiana. Graduate of De Pauw University, Greencastle, Ind. Admitted to the bar 1879. Located in Toledo 1882 in the practice of his profession. President of the Ohio Building Association League, succeeding A, A. Winters in that office. Secretary, Attorney and Managing officer of the Peoples' Savings, Loan & Building- Co., of Toledo, organized in 1887, Now has assets of one and one-third millions. Page 31.

HOWE, JOHN C
., Editor and Publisher of The Republican, Kenton. Is a native of Kenton and at which place he received his education. Served a number of years as City Clerk of Kenton and afterwards became interested in the Kenton Lock Manufacturing Co , of which he is President. Has always taken great interest in military affairs, and his prominence in the State Militia led Gov. McKinley to appoint him to the position which he ably filled during his administration. Fraternally he is a K. of P. and member of other secret societies in many of which he occupies important offices. Page 47.

HADLEY, G. W. C., of Hadley & Fullager, Printers and Binders, Toledo. Is a native of Philadelphia; received his education in public schools at Fayetteville and Syracuse, N. Y. Had to give up his profession as a druggist on account of poor health, and traveled on the road as salesman for Cincinnati and New York firms. For the past five years has been identified with the business interests of Toledo in printing and publishing. Page 37.

HOSTERMAN, ARTHUR D., President of the Hosterman Publishing Co., Springfield. Began his newspaper career when only 12 years of age and at 15 was doing regular staff work on the Daily Republic, of Springfield, one of the papers he now controls. Started out in life as a poor boy, and by herculean effort and laudable self denial, worked his way through Wittenberg college, after which he became managing editor of the Weekly Transcript, and author of several literary works. In 1882 accepted an editorial position on a paper at San Francisco and later went to Santa Barbara, Cai., to edit the Daily Press, and while there started the Daily Independent. Came east and was city editor of the Daily Repub ican, Emporia, Kan., and soon afterwards was elected secretary and general manager of the Sioux City Printing Co., at Sioux City. In 1888 organized the Lincoln Newspaper Union, at Lincoln, Neb., and afterwards sold it to the Western Newspaper Union. The same year returned to Springfield and purchased the Daily Republic and Daily Times, and consolidated them under the name of The Republic-Times, which has a wide circulation throughout their Congressional district and is recognized as the official Republican organ of Springfield and Clark county. Page 87.

HARBAUGH, T. J., Senator of 33d district, Kalida, came to manhood through all the disadvantages of the then primitive condition of the country having located with his parents in Putman county in 1848 on a farm near Ottawa. Served in the war of the rebellion in the 21st and 81st O. V. I as a private, orderly sergeant and second lieutenant. After his return from the war he attended school for a time and shortly engaged in the ministry of the U. B. Church and as a circuit preacher has devoted his life to building up and pushing forward in all good works of every stage of life. He was Presiding Elder of the Findlay district when elected State Senator, Page 89.

HARD, CHAS. E., Representative of Scioto County, Pourtsmouth. An Ohioan by birth. Graduate of Portsmouth High school in class of 1882 and serving as president of its alumni in 1892. Book-keeper by profession until admitted to the Bar in 1889. Practiced law in partnership with Hon. A. C. Thompson. Two years served as Secretary of Portsmouth Board of Trade. Assisted in organizing the Portsmouth Guards of 14th Infantry, O. N. G., resigning-its captaincy upon his election to the legislature. Appointed U. S. Commissioner in 1892. Member of 71st and 72nd General Assemblies. Page 93.

HUFFMAN, FRANK A., Representative of Van Wert County, Van Wert. Received his early education in the village schools ; taught school several terms ; graduated at Ohio Normal University at Ada as Civil Engineer, and held position in First National Bank of Lima which he resigned in 1887 to engage in the lumber business at Ohio City. Member of 71st and 72nd General Assemblies. Page 93.

HAMILTON, J. K., lawyer, Toledo, and Judge Advocate General on staff of Gov. Bushnell Educated at the public schools, Huron Institute and graduate of Kenyon college. Has been assistant professor at Kenyon college, school teacher, worked in newspaper offices, studied law and served his country in the war of the rebellion as private and captain in 113th O. V. I. Has served in official positions as City Solicitor of Toledo, Prosecuting Attorney of Toledo Police Court, Prosecuting Attorney of Lucas county, Mayor of Toledo and Judge Advocate General on the staff of Gov. Bushnell. Page 33.

HULING, CYRUS, lawyer, Columbus. Took his college course at Ohio Wesleyan University, at Delaware, andearned part of his expenses by teaching. Principal of the Marysville High School two years. Admitted to the bar in 1877. Given the classical degree by Ohio Wesleyan University in 1878. Commenced the practice of law in Columbus, and in 1885 elected Prosecuting Attorney of Franklin county on the Republican ticket, his party being in the minority; re-elected in 1888, the only man elected on his ticket. He takes an active interest in county, district and State politics of his party, and one of the leading attorneys of Columbus. Offices in fine suite of rooms in the Wyandotte building. Page 80.

HADLEY, G. G., Toledo. President of Phenix Coal Co., Vice President of Toledo Transportation Co., Director in Union Savings Bank, Toledo ; President of Toledo Cotton Mills, and interested in Central Chandelier Co., Toledo. These are only a few among many other concerns in which he has been more or less an important factor. Is a native of New York, spent his early days acquiring an education: taught school for a while, became a telegraph operator, filling positions on New York Central and in New York office of the Western Union. Superintendent of construction on Lafayette & Chicago Ry. for seven years, General Superintendent of Lake Erie & Western for a number of years, and has been Superintendent of construction and General Manager of T. & O. C. Ry. Page 35.

HAYNES, GEORGE R., Circuit Judge, Sixth District, Toledo. First educational privileges were those of New England and were improved until exchanged for the more limited advantages of the West. Attended the Norwalk Seminary. Admitted to the bar in 1852. Commenced the practice of his profession at Fremont, remaining two years during which time he acted as Prosecuting Attorney of Sandusky county. Removed to Toledo in 1854. Three years Prosecuting Attorney of Lucas county. Chosen City Solicitor of Toledo in which position his industry and legal ability were specially valuable to the city. In 1872 Presidential elector on President Grant's ticket. In 1883 elected in Democratic district Circuit Judge, but in contest before the State Senate was given to contestor. In 1884 upon the establishment of the State Legislature of Circuit Courts he was chosen one of the three judges for the Sixth district and is now serving his second term. Page 30.

INGALLS, MEVILLE E., President of Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago & St. Louis R'y and Chesapeake & Ohio R'y. Educated in common schools, Bridgton academy and Bowdoin college, Maine Studied law at Harvard Law School. Practiced law at Gray, Maine, in 1864. Removed to Boston, Mass. State Senator in 1887. Became, in 1871, receiver of the old I. C. & I. R'y., which was the beginning of his railroad career. Removed to Cincinnati. At the road's reorganization as the C. I. & St L. R'y., was elected president. When the road consolidated with the C. C. C. & St. L., he became president of the new company, now famous the world over as the Big Four Route. He was president of the Kentucky Central from 1881 to 1885. The magnificent road bed and equipment of the Big Four and Chesapeake & Ohio roads, with the splendid terminal facilities at Newport News, Washington, Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Louisville, St. Louis, Chicago and other large cities on those systems which embrace one-fiftieth of the total mileage of American railways, but reflect the personality of Melville E. Ingalls. Page 28.

JONES, JUNIUS V., lawyer, Fostoria. Began the practice of law at Fostoria after being admitted to the bar in 1868; held the office of justice of the peace for fifteen years. Was admitted to practice in the United States court in 1878. Has been connected with the growth and prosperity of Fostoria, having served as Mayor, City Solicitor, Clerk of the City Council, member and president of the Board of Education and various township offices. Has been candidate for Sheriff and Representative cf Seneca county. Page 54.

JAMES, BENJAMIN F., of the law firm of James & Beverstock, Bowling Green. Entered college in 1880, and took the A. B. degree from the University of Chicago, at the age of twenty-one. Professor of Latin and Greek in Burlington college, Iowa, one year. Refused the presidency of that institution to enter Yale University, New Haven, Conn., for post graduate and law studies, receiving the degree of L. L. D. in 1887. Began the practice of law at Bowling Green ; chosen first vice-president of the Ohio Republican League in 1890, and vice-president of the National Republican League of the United States in 1891. Elected City Solicitor of Bowling Green in 1890. Represented Wood county in 70th and 71st General Assemblies. Page 56.

JOYCE, JOHN, of Greene, Joyce & Co., wholesale dry goods and notion jobbers, Columbus. Native of Ireland, Came to America and landed at New York in 1851, coming directly to Columbus where he had secured a position as bookkeeper and cashier with a business house. He was among the capitalists in 1861 to whom the state leased all its public works, including its canals, the Muskingum river improvements and other property costing about $14,000,000. In 1865 with John and T. Ewing Miller began the wholesale jobbing of dry goods and notions, which became in 1881 organized under the name of Greene, Joyce & Co. It is one of the largest and most complete wholesale houses in the entire western country and is situated in a fine block of their own built especially for their business. Page 76.

JOHNSON, TOM L., Capitalist and Manufacturer, Cleveland. Born in Kentucky. Educated in public schools of Evansville, Indiana. Became secretary and subsequently Superintendent of the Central Passenger Railroad Company of Louisville, Ky., and afterwards became one of the owners of the Indianapolis, Ind., Street Railway. In 1879 purchased the Brooklyn Street Railway of Cleveland, Ohio, and which is now merged into the Big Consolidated Street Railway of that city, of which he is largely interested in Established the Johnson Co., of Johnstown, Pa., manufacturers of steel rails, and in 1894 built a large steel mill at Lorain, Ohio. interested in street railways of Detroit, Cleveland and Brooklyn, N. Y. Twice elected to Congress from 21st district as a free trader and gained a national reputation while in the halls of Congress. Page 28.

JONES, ASA W.. Lieutenant Governor of Ohio, Youngstown. Received rudiments of education at country schools and graduated at Western Reserve Academy, West Farmington, Ohio, and Kingsville Academy, Ashtabula County, Ohio. Admitted to the bar in 1859. Practiced at Warren a few years and removed to Youngstown in 1864. Served two terms as Prosecuting Attorney of Mahoning County. Delegate to National Republican Convention at Chicago in 1880 ; temporary chairman of State Convention at Cleveland in 1877. President of Ohio State Bar Association in 1884 and '85. Member of Governor Foraker's staff. Director in Second National Bank, Youngstown, and Youngstown Savings and Trust Co. Fraternally a Mason and Knights Templar. Was a candidate for Governor in 1889 and 1895 when he was nominated for Lieutenant Governor. Page 22.

JOHNSON, JAMES D., Lawyer and State Senator of 32nd district, Celina. Educated at the public schools and Ohio Wesleyan University. Graduated from Cincinnati Law School. Has been township clerk, justice of the peace, and deputy treasurer of Mercer county. Elected Senator in 1893 and 1895. Author of several important measures relating to agricultural and pike improvements and one that the wages of a laboring man shall not be lowered less than $1.25 per day. Page 91.

JENNER, JOHN W., lawyer, Mansfield; ex-judge of the Fifth circuit of the Circuit Court of Ohio. Serving on the bench for eleven years, which he resigned October 5th, 1895, to resume the practice of law with S E. Jenner and William McE. Weldon. Son of Dr. A. Jenner who represented Richland county in legislature in 1858. Educated in the common schools and Ohio Wesleyan University. Taught school, read law and admitted to Bar in 1863. Practiced law at Mansfield where he has since resided. Twice elected Prosecuting Attorney of Richland County. Attended Harvard Law school one year. Has been a Common Pleas Judge, and President of Mansfield Board of Education for 12 years. Ex-Supreme Judge Martin in behalf of Lancaster Bar in presenting resolutions as to Judge Jenner and his services on the bench, said: "I have seen many brilliant lawyers and able men upon the bench,but I truly bear from the depths of my heart, the voluntary testimonial here to-day, that Judge Jenner ranks inferior to none and to say the least, peer of the best". Page 40.

KILBOURNE, JAMES RUSSELL, Representative of Franklin County, Columbus. Educated at Ohio State University and University of Virginia. Politically a Democrat. Director of the Kilbourne & Jacobs Manufacturing Co., of Columbus. KING, FRANK I., Senior partner of C. A. King & Co., oldest grain firm of Toledo Common school education. Married Jennie S. Collinson in 1882 and have one little King and three little Queens. Elected city council in 1884. Re-elected unanimously. President city council four years. President of Produce Exchange in 1892. Elected President of Chamber of Commerce in 1895 but declined the honor. His market and crop reports have acquired a national reputation and are considered as among the best in the trade. Page 35.

KILBOURNE, JAMES, President and General Manager of the Kilbourne & Jacob Manufacturing Co , Columbus. Graduate of Columbus High School and Kenyon College. Served as private in 84th O. V. I., 2nd Lieut., 1st Lieut. and Captain in the 9th O. V. I: Graduated at Harvard Law School in 1868 and was admitted to the Bar. President Columbus Board of Trade. Four times President of Board of Trustees of Public Library. President of the Board of Trustees of the Children's Hospital which he helped to establish. He is a Democrat politically and has been prominently mentioned as a Democratic candidate for Governor. Page 74.

KEIFER, JOSEPH WARREN, Lawyer, Springfield. Educated in common schools and Antioch College ; studied law in Springfield, admitted to practice, 1858, and has since practiced there ; entered Union Army April 27th, 1861, and served as Major and Lt. Col, of 3rd O. V.. I., Colonel of 110th O. V. I., then Brevet Brigadier General "for gallant and meritorious services in battles of Opequon, Fisher's Hill and Cedar Creek ;" Major General by brevet, " for gallant and distinguished services during the campaign ending in the surrender of Gen. R. E. Lee's army ;" mustered out June 27th, 1865, (four times wounded in battle). Appointed on recommendations of Generals Grant and Meade, Lt. Col. 26th U. S. Infantry in 1866, but declined. Member of Ohio Senate 1868-9 ; Department Commander G. A. R. of 'Ohio 1868-70: National Vice Commander-in-Chief G. A. R. 1872; trustee Ohio Soldiers' and Sailors' Orphans' Home 1870-78 ; trustee Antioch College since 1873 ; member of the 45th, 46th, 47th and 48th Congresses, and Speaker of the 47th Congress. Page 29.

KIRKBY, WM., Commissioner of Railroads and Telegraphs of Ohio, Columbus. Appointed May 1st, 1891. For six years was Superintendent of the Toledo Infirmary. He has occupied positions in the railroad service about 29 years, having commenced railroading when a boy. Page 23. KIMMELL, J. A., Representative of Hancock county, and physician, Findlay. Common school education. Taught school. Enlisted in 21st O. V. I., during the Civil War, and served until the close. Graduated at the Cleveland Medical college in 1869. Took the adeundem degree at Bellevue Hospital Medical college, New York. Postmaster at Cannonsburg, Ohio, under Grant's administration. Attended the International Medical congress at Berlin in 1890 and made a tour of Europe, Asia and Africa. Member of Board of Examining Surgeons for pensions under Harrison's administration. He is a Mason, Elk, G. A. R. and a member of the Hancock county, Northwestern Ohio, Ohio State, Mississippi Valley, National Railroad and International Medical associations. Surgeon of Big Four R'y. Page 51.

KING, EDMUND B., Circuit Judge of the Sixth district and of the law firm of King & Hull, Sandusky. Educated at Oberlin college and Baldwin university, Berea, O. Prosecuting Attorney of Medina countyone term, having declined a second nomination on account of removal to Sandusky. Presidential elector for Tenth district in 1888. Enlisted in Co. B, 16th regiment, infantry, Ohio National Guards, and has been second lieutenant, captain, and major. Four year he was a member of the Legislative committee of the Ohio National Guards Association. Page 39.

KETCHAM, GEORGE H., a thorough Toledoan and always for Toledo's interest. Age 35, and a son of the late Valentine H. Ketcham. After receiving a liberal education and taking a course in civil engineering settled in Toledo where he inherited large property interest from his father which he is showing much ability in keeping intact. For two sessions, president of Board of Council, and his present pride is the new Valentine Building and Theatre. The building, 280x180 feet, four stories, and is most thoroughly fire-proof. No building exceeding it in this respect. The theatre is on the street level, large spacious entrances and occupies a space of 210x180 feet. Thoroughly fire proof in every detail with seating capacity of 1,867. The largest stage in the United States with two exceptions. Cost of building theatre $400,000. Page 38.

KINDER, GEORGE D., editor and proprietor of the Putnam County Sentinel, Ottawa. Received a common school and college education. Learned the printer's trade with the Telegraph, at Hamilton. In 1862 started the Erie County News at Sandusky City. In 1864 started the Ottawa News at Port Clinton. In 1865 purchased and published the Greenville Democrat until he sold it Short time was connected with the Bucyrus Forum as business manager. In 1867 purchased the Putnam County Sentinel, which he has owned and conducted ever since. Page 59.

KINGSLEY, HERBERT BELLAMY, native of New York. Active military experience of ten years in Infantry, from private to Battalion Adjutant. Five years in cavalry, from trooper to First Lieutenant, in Troop A O. N. G. of Cleveland, O. Page 24.

KOHLER, HON. JACOB A., Common Pleas Judge, Akron. Educated in district schools and Lodi Academy. Admitted to bar in 1859. Prosecuting Attorney of Summit county two terms. Law partner of Hon. Sidney Edgerton several years, later with Rolin W. Sadler, Esq., and now with Harvey Musser, Esq., and George C. Kohler, Esq. Represented Summit county in State Legislature in 18841886 Attorney General of Ohio in 1886-88. Elected Common Pleas Judge for the second sub-division of the Fourth Judicial district. In 1882 with Russel A. Alger, of Detroit, Mich., (a former Akron boy) erected the Arcade Building, one of the largest and handsomest business blocks in Akron. Director of the Citizens' National Bank, and was one of the incorporators and is President of the People's Savings Bank. Page 42.

KNOX, HENRY D., Aide-de-Camp of Governor Bushnell and merchant of Marietta. Son of Capt. M. G. Knox, one of the most widely known boat builders of the Ohio Valley, and is junior member of the boat building concern. Member of the dry goods house of Knox, Jenvey & Allen, of Marietta. Is identified with river interests, having been commissioned master of steam vessels at the age of 22, and commanded several boats in that capacity. Village treasurer of Harmar, and was first councilman of that ward after his town had been annexed to Marietta. Republican in politics and his friends are only numbered by the limit of his acquaintance. He has been prominently mentioned as a candidate to represent Washington county in the next legislature. Page 26.

KING, HARRY E, Born near Cumberland, Allegany County, Maryland, May 12, 1857 ; educated in Maryland public schools, State Normal School at Millersburg, Pennsylvania, Fort Edward (N. Y.) Collegiate Institute, Eastman's National Business College, Poughkeepsie, N. Y., Law Department State University, Ann Arbor, Michigan. Read law in the office of Swayne, Swayne & Hayes, Toledo, Ohio; was admitted to practice in early part of 1883; became a member of this firm early in 1886 and continued as such until April 1st, 1892, when he withdrew and formed existing law partnership with Mr. Thomas H. Tracy. Page 37.

KELLY, FRANK A., Representative of Perry County, New Lexington. Born and raised at New Lexington where he still resides. Educated at the public schools and Ohio Wesleyan University. Principal of New Lexingtonschools one year. Studied law and admitted to the Bar in 1879. Elected Probate Judge of Perry County in 1881 and re-elected in 1884. Re-engaged in 1888 in practice of law and is also manufacturer of mine cars and general foundry business. Has held various minor offices in village and county. Member of 71st and 72nd General Assemblies. Page 92.

KELLY, P., Assistant Superintendent of Police of Columbus. Born in Ireland, March 14, 1848, where he as a boy worked on a farm and attended school until 18 years of age, when he came to this country and settled in Columbus, working as a clerk in a grocery until 1877, when he received the appointment of substitute patrolman. His ability was soon recognlzed and was advanced to patrolman, turnkey and detective, which positions he filled with credit and honor to himself and the city. He was appointed to his present position in May, 1895. Page 74.

LORD, CHARLES G., is Secretary of the Columbus Board of Trade. He was chosen Secretary upon the organization of the present Board in 1884, and has continued in that position ever since. Coming to Columbus over twenty-one years ago, he has been identified. with the most progressive strides in the history of the city. He was secretary of the Board of Police Commissioners from 1876 to 1881, after which he devoted his time to newspaper and publishing work, being connected with the Columbus Daily Dispatch when he was called to his present office. He has enjoyed the successes of the Board, with which he has been so closely a part, and witnessed the growth of Columbus from a city of about thirty thousand people to one of nearly one hundred and thirty thousand. Page 74.

LOVE, E G., Attorney-at-Law, Port Clinton. Son of Rev. N. B. C. Love, D. D. of Central Ohio M. E. conference. Educated at the public schools of Toledo, Ohio. Weslyan University at Delaware and graduate of Cincinnati Law School. He has built up a large lucrative practice in State and United States Courts. Page 51.

Lincoln, Dr. J. C., Physician and Surgeon, Bowling Green. Received his education at the Lawrence University, Appleton, Wis. Served his country as member of First Minnesota, a regiment of volunteers, and labors under the disadvantage of a gun shot wound received in the service. Graduated from Rush Medical college in 1871 and located in Bowling Green in 1873. Many years member and president of city school board, and member of city council. Medical pension examiner under administration of President Harrison. In 1892 was unanimous choice of Wood county for Congress in which the delegates stood by him three days and three nights at the convention. Owns a fine drug store, large real estate and oil well interests, and has one of the finest residences of the city. Page 55.

LEMERT, W. C., manufacturer, Bucyrus. Educated at common schools, Heidelburg College, Tiffin, Ohio Wesleyan University and Cleveland Law College. Commenced practice of law at Greensburg, Ind. Served his country during the war as private, second lieutenant, first lieutenant, captain and major. Has been a leading capitalist and promoter of numerous business, manufacturing, electric light plants, electric street railways, steam railroads, natural gas lines, supplying cities of Northwestern Ohio and Indiana, and mining enterprises, which are now successfully operated throughout different parts of the United States. Chief engineer on the staff of Governor Charles Foster. Postmaster of Bucyrus in 1866-7, the only civil office he ever held, and has declined several responsible political offices. The Frey-Sheckel Co., of Bucyrus, of which he is at the head, is the most extensive manufactory of clay working machinery in the world. Is a trusted representative of the Brice-Thomas syndicate. Page 44.

LATTIMER, GEO. W., of the firm of Kauffman, Lattimer & Co., wholesale druggists, Columbus, organized in 1881 by Geo. B. Kauffman, Geo. W. Lattimer and L. B. Kauffman. In 1885 the company was incorporated, S. S. Rickly, Geo. W. Bright and Frederick Shidd becoming members of the firm. This firm is located on the corner of Front and Chestnut streets, in their own buildings, which comprises the office, main building (60x200 feet), laboratory, drug mill, and stables in the rear ; a warehouse at the intersection of Park street and Pennsylvania Ry. tracks. A force of seven traveling men are employed soliciting the drug trade of Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky and West Virginia. In addition to a complete stock of druggists' requirements, they make a specialty of laboratory supplies for schools and colleges and manufacture a line of pharmaceuticals. The laboratory is in charge of Prof. Geo. B. Kauffman, of the Ohio State University. Page 76.

LOCKE, O. T., editor of the Tiffin Tribune, Tiffin. Learned the printer's trade at the Journal office at Bucyrus. With W. G. Blymyer he published the Booneville (Mo.) Monitor a few months and then returned to Ohio, and with C. N. Locke and W. G. Blymyer purchased the Findlay Jeffersonian. In 1868 the firm purchased the Tiffin Tribune. The Daily Tribune was established by Mr. Locke in 1886, and was soon on a solid basis. In 1892 John O. Locke became a member of the firm, which was changed to O. T. Locke & Son. The Weekly Tribune was changed to a twice a week paper in November, 1895. Page 52.

LATTANNER, EMERY, cashier of the }Farmers' National Bank, Bryan ; has the distinction of being the youngest National bank cashier in Northwestern Ohio. Educated at Montpelier High School. Has been deputy treasurer of Williams county. Is an active Democratic politician, having managed several campaigns in his county. Delegate to Democratic State conventions and was an alternate to the National convention at Chicago in 1892. Member of Bryan School Board and ex-member of the City Council. Is a Mason and Knight of Pythias. Captain of Uniform Rank. Page 49.

LANE, FRANK T., Secretary and Treasurer of The Toledo Blade Co., Toledo. Went to Toledo in 1860 and became connected with The Blade in 1876 and has been continuously with the paper, holding the position of business manager and connected with Locke until his death in 1888. The Daily Blade has grown from a small affair to one of the leading dailies of Ohio. The Weekly Blade has the largest circulation of any weekly general newspaper and has maintained the largest circulation longer than any newspaper ever published. The average circulation for the weekly for 1895 was 107,500. Daily average for 1895 15,350. The financial success of this large institution is especially due to the able management of indefatigable energy and business tact of Mr. Lane, whose ambition has always been The Blade, and he has never been active in politics but has financial interests of his own outside of the paper and is vice-president of the Union Savings Bank. Page 34.

LOCKE, ROBINSON, President and Editor-in-Chief of The Toledo Blade, Toledo. Went to Toledo in 1865. Received a liberal education, founded on his graduation in the Toledo High school. Began newspaper work after two years' time and study abroad and has since been engaged in it ever since except when Consul to Newcastle-on-theTyne, England, being appointed by President Arthur and removed by Cleveland. Upon his father's death on February 15, 1888, he was elected President of The Toledo Blade Company and has been actively at the head ever since as editor-in-chief. He is a 32nd degree Mason, belongs to all the Toledo clubs, the Lotos of New York and the Union League club of Chicago. It is largely due to his energy and sound judgment that The Blade holds the position it does at the head of the list. Personally Mr. Locke is a man whose acquaintance is fortunate to anyone. Page 34.

LANG, ALBION E., President of Toledo Traction Co., Toledo. Began life as a telegraph operator and which he continued at until 1874 when he purchased a set of abstract book s at Toledo in connection with Price & McIntosh, Lawyers. both since deceased. Established the abstract firm of Lenderson, Lang & Co., which is now Lenderson, ' Lang & Stewart Abstract Co. Studied law and admitted to the bar in 1878. In 1881 purchased an interest in Monroe and Dorr Street Railroad Co., and became its president. Was largely instrumental in effecting the consolidation of the several lines of street railway in 1885 under the name of Toledo Consolidated Street Railway, and became Secretary and attorney until 1889 when he became Vice-President and General Manager. Additional street railways were purchased and others built, and in 1895 were re-organized under the name of the Toledo Traction Company, of which he became President. Page 38.

LOWES, DR. J. E., born in Onondago, Canada, July 25, 1848; attended common school until graduation; spent one year with a distinguished scholar ; then read medicine; graduated when he was 20 ; located in Dayton, O. A member of State, National and County Medical associations. Was Surgeon of the 4th Regiment in 1878, Surgeon for the Workhouse for several years. Examining Surgeon of Pensions during Harrison's administration. Now Surgeon General of Ohio. Member of Republican State Executive committe and County committees for years. Delegate from the Third Congressional District to the National Convention of 1888. President of Dayton Electric Light Co., Dayton, O., Richmond Light, Heat and Power Co., Richmond, Ind., Suburban Electric Co., Covington, Ky., Wagner Water Supply Co., Dayton, O. President Press Publishing Co., publishers of the Evening Press, which has a larger circulation than all of the papers in Dayton together. Secretary of the White Line Street Ry., Director of the Phillips House, together with several other corporations. Page 85.

McCONICA, THOMAS H., attorney-at-law, Findlay. Graduate of Ohio Wesleyan and Cincinnati Law school. Located in Findlay in 1887. Member of Findlay Board of Education. State Senator of 33rd district in 70th and 71st General Assemblies. Republican in politics. Page 51.

MELHORN, CHARLES M., Common Pleas Judge of 1st sub-division of Tenth district, comprising Hardin, Hancock, Seneca and Wood counties, Kenton. Educated at the common schools and Ohio Normal university at Ada. Admitted to the bar in 1880 In 1881 formed a partnership with Judge A. B. Johnson, of Kenton, and entered into practice of law. In 1883 elected City Solicitor of Kenton. Prosecuting Attorney of Hardin county in 1884 and served six years. Now serving his first term as Common Pleas Judge. Page 47.

MILLER, CHARLES GRANT, editor and proprietor of the Mansfield Morning Chronicle, has, although only 29 years of age, accomplished much of note and made a national reputation among literary and newspaper writers. He has been editor of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Chief of Department of Publicity and Promotion of the California Midwinter Exposition, and is author of the biography of Donn Piatt, the journalist and diplomat. The Morning-Chronicle is the only morning paper in North-Central Ohio. Mr. Miller is a staunch Democrat in principle, but no narrow partisan, and in the discussion of all political questions, The Chronicle is fair and fearless. No newspaper in the State has a firmer hold upon the respects of its readers, or wields a more potent influence wherever it reaches. Page 41.

MONNETT, FRANK S., Attorney-General of Ohio. Graduated from Bucyrus High School, Ohio Wesleyan University and National Law School at Washington, D. C. Twice elected City Solicitor of Bucyrus, a Democratic stronghold. Member of the original Ohio State Republican League. Delegate to the National Republican League at Denver in 1894. President of the Ohio State City Solicitors' Association. Page 23.

MILLARD, I. I., Probate Judge of Lucas county, Toledo. Educated at the common schools and Fredericksburg academy. Taught school. Served as a soldier in the Union army of the late war and discharged from service for permanent disability incurred therein. Went to Toledo in 1863. Deputy Recorder of Lucas county one year. Entered law office of Bissell & Gorrill and was a member of the firm twenty-five years, and until elected Probate Judge. Now serving his second term. Page 35.

MILLER, ORLANDO ALBERT, president of The Central Ohio Paper Co., was born in Belmont county, Ohio, Sept. 24, 1859, and came to Columbus in 1875. The same year the business which has developed into The Central Ohio Paper Co., was removed from New Vienna, 0., and located at 21 West Broad street, the present site of the Wyandotte, where as bookkeeper, traveling salesman and manager, he directed its ever upward movements until 1883 when the building now occupied was built, and here he continued the guiding spirit until 1887, when, to meet the demands of a rapidly growing business, buying out his partner, he organized the present corporation with ample capital, and mill connections unequaled. It is from this point Mr. Miller marks his greatest success. With no hindrance, increased facilities and everything to stimulate to greater action, new lines were thrown out until the business has become the peer of any of its kind. Mr. Miller is fortunate in having the help of so strong a man as Mr. J. Howard Friend, the vice-president, who, while actively engaged in the management of the great manufacturing plant at West Carrollton, finds time to render valuable aid by his wise counsel. The accounts are ably looked after by the Secretary, Mr. Kenneth D. Wood. The order department by Mr. Everett K. Morris, and the city sales by Mr. Chas. C. Thomas. The above gentlemen, with Mr. Miller, constitute the directory. The management is ably seconded by Mr. Miller's brother, Frank E. Miller, who, though still quite young, has a large acquaintance in the trade, and is recognized as a clear-headed buyer of splendid ability. Mr. Miller believes in young men, and is proud of the fact that every one active in the business, including the six gentlemen who so ably represent the Company on the road, have been educated in the business under his watchful eye. Page 75.

MERRILL, ALBERT E. Born at Barkhamstead, Litchfield county, Conn.. July 24, 1842 ; educated in the common schools and Williston Seminary, East Hampton, Mass.; graduated in the Medical Department of Yale College in 1866; resided in Hartford, Conn., for about two years ; came to Ohio in 1870, locating at Vermillion, in Erie county ; was elected and served four terms as Probate Judge, of Erie county, Ohio, from 1879 to 1891; admitted to the bar by the Supreme Ccurt in 1884; now a member of the firm of Phinney & Merrill, attorneys, of Sandusky, Ohio. Page 39.

MAST, P. P., Manufacturer, Springfield Educated at public schools and Ohio Wesleyan University. Started in business in Springfield as one of the proprietors of the Buckeye Agricultural works under the name of Thomas & Mast. In 1871 organized a stock company under corporate name of P. P. Mast & Co., manufacturers of drills, cultivators, harrows, rakes, cider mills, etc. 1888 organized Mast, Foos & Co., manufacturers of wind engines, lawn mowers and iron fences. President of Springfield National Bank. Is interested in numerous other business enterprises. Member of City Council 18 years and President several times. One of the trustees of the Ohio Wesleyan University. Elected Mayor of Springfield in spring of 1895. Page 29.

McAFEE,, JOHN P., Manager of Union Central Life Insurance Co., Toledo, is one of the most successful and best known insurance men of Toledo. Is known to business men in that city as one who has built up a business in this peculiar and in some respects difficult calling that is a monument to his enterprise and perseverance. A Buckeye by birth, educated in public schools, Liber Academy, Portland, Ind., and Baptist College, Ridgeville, Ind. Taught school at 17 and a few years later took a position with a bank where he remained five years, until elected acting secretary of Fidelity Fire and Life Insurance Co., of Cincinnati. In 1884 became connected with the Union Central Life Insurance Co., of Cincinnati, and in 1885 located in Toledo as General Agent of the Company. For six years McAfee's Toledo office management has written more than one million insurance per year. Page 33.

MOSIER, E. 0., has represented the Equitable Life Assurance Society of the United States in Ohio during the past four years as general manager. His ability, energy and indomitable will has made him a successful life insurance man and manager. During that time he has probably done more in placing the Equitable to the front in Ohio than any other representative of the Equitable in the state. The Equitable ranks high among life insurance companies; while it is younger in years than many of its competitors, yet it occupies the foremost position of all, having a larger amount of insurance and ranking above all competitors in the points of interest to the policy holder. Its plan of tontine insurance has become so popular that ninety-five per cent. of its business is written on that plan. The tontine installment policy is the latest form of policy, couplinginsurance and investment at life rates ; guaranteeing an income to the family for a long term of years if desired, and a provision for old age to the assured if he lives to the end of the tontine period. Page 89.

MORRIS, LINDLEY W., Common Pleas judge, Toledo. Educated at the district schools and Oberlin College. Studied law and admitted to practice in 1880 and has practiced his profession successfully in Toledo ever since until elected one of the judges of the first sub-divison of the fourth district. Member of Toledo City Council three years and one year president of the same. He is an influential Republican. Page 30.

McBRIDE. CHARLES E., Representative of Richland county, Mansfield A native of Richland county. Received his education in the common schools and Wooster University, Wooster, Ohio. Admitted to the bar in 1882 and has since been engaged in practice at Mansfield. Has been a member of Mansfield Board of Education and of the City Council. Three times elected to represent Richland county in the Legislature. Politically a Democrat and prominent advocate of its principles. Page 94.

McKINNIE, W. J., of Corrigan & McKinnie, ore dealers, Cleveland, is a self made man, having at the age of twelve years left home to fight his own way through life, and has successfully climbed the ladder to wealth and fame. In 1887 was appointed by President Cleveland collector of customs of the Port of Cleveland. Socially he is a Mason and politically a Democrat. Page 68.

McLAIN, W. J., a well-known contractor of Columbus, came into prominence in Columbus in 1890 by building the Orton Hall at the Ohio State University, and among the prominent buildings he has since built are the Chittenden Hotel and Auditorium, the Ruggery Building, the Great Southern Hotel and Theatre, Columbus, Children's Home and Court House in Belmont county, and the Soldiers' Memorial Hall at Ironton. Page 84.

MOORE, JOHN J., ex-Circuit judge, Ottawa. Received his education at the country schools and Mt. Union College. Studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1863. Began practice at Canfield, Ohio, and in 1866 removed to Ottawa. Elected to Legislature in 1869 and 1871. Common Pleas judge five years. In 1884 was elected Circuit judge and re elected in 1888. Is a member of the State Bar Association and in 1889 was president of the association. Twice represented the State Bar Association at the National Bar Association. An active worker in the Democratic party. He is an upright, fair-minded, just and highly esteemed by all who know him as an honorable man and first-class citizen. Page 59.

MARTING, H. A , Aide-de-Camp of Governor Bushnell and President and General Manager of The Eagle Iron and Steel Co , Ironton. Received common school education. At the age of 21 engaged in the General Merchandise Business at Gepharts Station, 0., with his brother, John C. Marting. Removed to Ironton in 1873 and has been engaged in the Retail Dry Goods, Clothing and Shoe Business ever since. Is also interested and a charter member of the following manufacturing industries, namely: The Eagle Iron & Steel Company, The Foster Stove Co., The Crystal Ice Co., The Washington C. H., Ice Co., and The Wellston Iron and Steel Co, Has held position as President and General Manager of The Eagle Iron & Steel Co. since its organization in 1891. Page 26.

McKISSON, R. E., Mayor of Cleveland, well-known and brilliant lawyer, and of the firm of Webster, Angell & McKisson, whose law practice is one of the largest and most lucrative in Cleveland. Graduate of Oberlin College. Admitted to the Bar 1889. Member of the Cleveland city council several years. Vice-president of Tippecanoe club, a thirty-second degree Mason, and a member of several other political, social and charitiable organizations. Page 67.

MILLER, LEWIS, Inventor and manufacturer of the Buckeye Mower and Reaper, Akron. Received an academic education in Illinois; plasterer by trade for five years; in 1851 came to Ohio and became a partner of Ball. Aultman & Co., manufacturers, of Green town and afterward Canton. In 1856 was the turning tide of his fortune by the invention of the world renowned Buckeye Mower and Reaper. Over 100 patents have been granted Mr. Miller and brother Jacob. In 1863 a branch establishment was built in Akron under the incorporate name of Aultman, Miller and Co., of which he became Superintendent. He is largely interested in a number of manufacturing enterprises and President of First National Bank, Canton. Takes an active interest in politics, been member and president of Akron Board of Education, president of city council, and trustee of Mt. Union College, Ohio Wesleyan University and Alleghaney College, Meadville, Pa. Member of M. E. Church and Sunday School Superintendent for 30 years. Page 98.

MILLER, JACOB, Manufacturer, Canton. Educated in common schools; became interested in mechanical work at an early age. General manager of C Aultman & Co , manufacturers of world renowned Buckeye reaper and mower, steam threshers and binders. Director in Akron Iron Co., First National Bank, Canton, and interested in other enterprises. Has been member of Canton city council, Trustee of Union College, many years Trustee of Chautauqua Sunday School Assembly, and member of Methodist church. Is known and honored among his employees as a "Christian gentleman." Page 86.

McMAHON, JOHN A., Lawyer, Dayton. Acquired his education at St. Xaver's College, Cincinnati, and after graduating taught school one year at this college. Studied law and admitted to Bar in 1854. His political affiliations through life have been Democratic. Member of 54th and 55th Congresses. Prominent aspirant for U. S. Senatorship in 1889 against Calvin S. Brice, and has frequently been mentioned as a strong gubernatorial candidate of his party. Mr. McMahon's reputation is that of a leading lawyer of the Bar of Ohio. He is very popular with his town's people and has earned their confidence and respect by the brilliancy as well as the integrity of his career. Page 65.

MARQUIS, WM. VANCE, Bellefontaine. Lieutenant-Governor of Ohio from 1890 to 1892. Educated in Bellefontaine public schools. Clerked in his father's store when a youth. Postmaster of Bellefontaine under the administration of President Pierce, which he held eight years. Engaged in the hardware business over thirty years; vice-president of Bellefontaine National bank; assisted in organizing the bank and has held this position for 21 years. Politically a Democrat. Mayor of Bellefontaine in 1867. Member of City Council and Board of Education fifteen years. Candidate for Congress in the Fourth district in 1878. Delegate to the St. Louis convention that nominated Samuel J. Tilden for president. Lieutenant-Governor while James E. Campbell was Governor. Member of the Masons and Odd Fellows. His name in Bellefontaine is a synonym of honor, energy and enterprise. [error - no photo available] Page 69.

McKINLEY, WILLIAM, Prominent Ohioan and ex-Governor, Canton. Educated in public schools and Poland (Mahoning county) Academy. Enlisted in the 23rd O. V. I. as a private, and promoted to 2nd lieutenant, lst lieutenant and captain, breveted major by President Lincoln; served on the staff of ex-President Hayes, Major-General George Crook, Major-General Hancock and General S. S. Carroll. Was with the 23rd in all its battles and mustered out with it in 1865. Attended law school at Albany, N. Y. Admitted to the bar in 1867 Practiced in Canton with Judge Belden. Elected Prosecuting Attorney of Stark county in 1869 Member of Congress from 1876 until 1891. Served on committees of Revision of Laws, Judiciary, Expenditure of the Postoffice Department. on Rules, and Ways and Means. Chairman of Ways and Means Committee in the 5,0th Congress. Author of the famous McKinley Tariff Law. The recognized champion of Protection of the Republican party. One of Ohio's delegates-at-large to the National conventions of '84, '88 and '92. Twice elected Governor of Ohio. Page 21.

MINSHALL, THADDEUS A., one of the Ohio Supreme Court Judges, Chillicothe. Admitted to the bar in 1861. Served in the war of the Rebellion. Has filled position of Prosecuting Attorney and Common Pleas Judge. Elected to fill vacancy on Supreme Bench caused by resignation of Judge McIlvane in 1885. Elected to full terms 1890 and 1895. Page 71.

MAY, MANUEL, attorney, Mansfield. Born of pioneer parents in Mansfield, and a life-time resident there. John M. May, his father, was the first lawyer who settled in Mansfield. Graduated at Kenyon College with the honorary degree of Master of Arts. Studied law with his father and graduated at the Cincinnati Law School. Began the practice of law in partnership with his father. School Examiner of Richland county several terms. Prosecuting Attorney of Richland County two terms. Member of Mansfield City Council four years and President of the Board part of the time. Represented Richland-Ashland counties in the Ohio Senate four years. Common Pleas Judge in the Sixth Judicial district nearly ten years. Thirty-second degree Mason, Past Eminent Commander of Mansfield Commandery Knight Templars, and has been presiding-officer in Mansfield Lodge as well as in the Encampment I. O. 0 F. Is now in the active practice of law at Mansfield. Page 40.

MAJOR, GUY G., Mayor of Toledo, is 36 years old and was born in Iowa, He received a liberal education and took up the trade of machinist, serving an apprenticeship in the Niles Tool Works, and occupied positions in that capacity in two or three large institutions. He attended a school of technology two years in Boston, and spent some time in California for his health, where,heiwas engaged in orange growing. He located in Toledo about twelve years ago, and is at present a member of the firm of Taylor, Major & Co., linseed oil manufacturers. Mr. Major was elected Mayor of Toledo in 1893 and also again in 1895. He is a staunch Republican, an agressive worker, and has the qualities to make a future that may be beyond the prediction of his most sanguine friends. Page 32.

MERRY, EARL W., Banker, Bowling Green. Born in Miami, opposite Perrysburg, Oct. 17, 1843, moved across the river with his parents when less than a year old. Served as private in 21st O. V. I. during the war. Went to Bowling Green in 1871. Became a member of the firm of Reed, Merry & Beverstock in 1873, which is now Reed, Merry & Co. Prominent in all business interests of Bowling Green. Page 55.

MILLER, WM. E., with Scheidler Machine Works, Newark. Is identified with many of Newark's leading-enterprises, and is active in the city's interest. and takes pleasure in locating and securing manufacturing institutions fer his native city. Was one of the Citizens' committee who secured the permanent encampment for the Ohio National Guard. Page 85.

MYERS, J. W., Senate Secretary of National Union, Toledo. Organized in 1881. Membership 48,000. National headquarters at Toledo in National Union Building. A beneficial fraternity, and has paid $5,800,000 to beneficiaries. Best insurance. Page 36.

MUNN, A. J., president of Exchange Bank, Weston. Wood countyian by birth. Educated in common schools. Served in the war of the rebellion, with distinction and credit. Largely interested in real estate and oil industry, and one of the best known and valued citizens of Wood county. Page 49.

MUNSON, GILBERT DWIGHT, Common Pleas Judge, Zanesville. Enlisted at the age of 19 in the Union army. Served till the close of the war. Entered as private and mustered out as Brevet Colonel, commanding his regiment. Studied law at Columbia college, N. Y. Practiced law in Zanesville until 1893, when he was nominated by acclamation and elected without opposition Judge of Common Pleas. Page 62.

MELISH, WILLIAM BROMWELL, aide-de-camp to Governor Bushnell, Cincinnati Received his education in Cincinnati public schools and Dennison University. Secretary-Treasurer and General manager of the Bromwell Brush and Wire Goods Co., and its largest stockholder ; stockholder and official in a number of other companies and organizations. Prominent member of Chamber of Commerce, Manufacturers' Club, Manufacturers' Association, Queen City Club, and a host of other business, religious and social organizations. In politics is an ardent Republican. In secret societies is a Thirty-third degree Mason, Knight Templar, and member of Order of Nobles of the Mystic Shrine. Page 24.

McKNIGHT, E. H., capitalist, Middleton. Interested in electric lights, power and electric railways in different cities and places in Ohio. President and General Manager of Bowling Green Electric Light and Power Co., and Middleton Electric Light and Power Co., having org-anized both companies. Organized and erected the Troy Electric Light and Power Co. Built the Troy Electric Street R'y, which is now successfully operated by The Miami Valley R'y Co. between Troy and Piqua. Superintendent and General Manager of the Troy Electric Light and Power Co., Miami Gas and Fuel Co., Miami Valley R'y Co., and Troy Gas Co., now owned and controlled by the Brice, Thomas Syndicate until June 1, 1894. Has an Electric R'y project proposed between Portage and Perrysburg, running through Bowling Green, 0., which will soon be built and operated. Has put in operation at Middleton central station general electricity induction motors to supply the Miami Cycle and M'f'g Co 's plant, a distance of one mile. This is the first plant west of Philadelphia to put this system in operation. His success is due to carrying out all the obligations to a letter and can be verified by the officials of Troy, Bowling Green and Middleton, O. Page 64.

NASH, GEO. K., Lawyer, Columbus. Acquired his education at public schools and Oberlin College. Was private in an O. N.G. Regiment during the late war. Admitted to the Bar in 1867 and engaged in practice at Columbus. Twice elected Prosecuting Attorney of Franklin county on the Republican ticket. Made a gallant fight in 1876 against Gen. Tom Ewing for Congress but defeated. Republican nominee for Attorney General in 1877 but defeated ; renominated in 1879 and elected, serving two terms. Chairman of the Republican State Executive Committee in 1880. Appointed in 1883 a member of the Supreme Court Commission of Ohio. Since retiring from public life has practiced law continuously ever since. Was a candidate for nomination for Governor before the Republican State Convention in 1895. Page 80.

NORTHWAY, STEPHEN ASA, Congressman, Nineteenth district, Jefferson Educated in the country schools, Kingsville Academy and Orwell Academy. Taught school; studied law and in 1859 admitted to Bar. Twice elected Prosecuting Attorney of Ashtabula county. Representative of Ashtabula county in Ohio Legislature from 1865, to 1867. Practiced law from 1867 to 1880 without taking any part in politics except to do campaign work for Republican party. In 1880 was candidate for Congress to succeed General Garfield, but Judge E. Taylor was nominated. In 1892 was nominated by Republicans to succeed Judge Taylor and was elected by over 7,800 plurality. Returned to Congress again in 1894. In social life Mr. Northway is genial and gentle, warm-hearted and sympathetic, with a vein of humor in his nature which makes him a very enjoyable companion. Page 43.

NEARING, GUY C., Probate Judge of Wood county, Bowling Green. Received common school education. Very early in life his father died, and he attributes his success in life to the training and kindly advice of a good mother. Served in the war of rebellion in the 6th O. V. I. and was wounded in the battle of Stone River, remaining in the hospital four months. After the war taught school and admitted to the Bar in 1876. Has been member of city council and city solicitor. Twice elected Probate Judge of Wood county. He is a public spirited, popular and influential citizen of his city. Page 58.

NORRIS, CAPT. O. P., Representative of Wood county, Longley. Enjoys a district school and academic education. A prosperous farmer, veteran soldier and substantial citizen. Enlisted in 25th O. V. I. and re-enlisted in 111th O. V. I.; served as private, sergeant, 2nd lieutenant, 1st lieutenant and captain of Company I. Has been Justice of the Peace and Township Treasurer. Page 95.

PATTERSON, M. R., attorney-at-law, Columbus. Taught school at the age of sixteen. Admitted to the bar in 1878. Prosecuting attorney of Guernsey cottnty sixyears. Removed to Columbus in 1889. Had active management in behalf of contestee in contested election case of Marquis vs. Lampson for lieutenant governorship. Delegate to National convention from Seventeenth district in 1884. Prominent Mason, having had conferred on him the degree of Knight Templar of the York Rite and the thirty-second degree of the Scottish Rite. A Republican politically and prominent in councils of his party in county, district and state conventions. Page 79.

PETERS, J. W., Recorder of Franklin county, Columbus. Raised on the farm. Educated at the country schools, Central College and Ohio Wesleyan University at Delaware. Has been engaged with his only brother, D. B. Peters, in the grain business at Gallaway. Politically a Republican. Elected county recorder in 1894. Page 81.

PRICE, JAMES L
., Circuit Judge of the Third Circuit, Lima. Received a college education. Studied law under Gen. E. R. Eckley at Carrollton. Admitted to the bar in 1861. Began practice of law at Carrollton. Mayor of Carrollton one term. Prosecuting attorney of Carroll county one term. Removed to Van Wert, Ohio. Thrice elected prosecuting attorney of Van Wert county. Removed to Lima in 1892, where he has since resided. He was elected judge on the Republican ticket by 3.905 majority in a Democratic district, his opponent being Judge Norris, of Marion. Before being elected judge he enjoyed a large practice both civil and criminal. Page 61.

PATTY, R. S., oil operator, Bowling Green. One of the largest private oil operators in the West, having large interests in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana and West Virginia. Owns gas plants at Logan, Ohio, Chillicothe and Weston, W. Va. ; heats and lights the Boys' Industrial Home at Lancaster, Ohio, and Pennsylvania State Insane Asylum with natural gas. Mr. Patty is an extensive traveler, owns one of the finest homes in the city and has an estimable family. Page 67.

POE, E. W., Ex-Auditor of State, and of Poe & Mosier, General Agents of Equitable Life Insurance, Columbus. Enlisted in the army at the age of sixteen in the 133d O. V. I. and served with his regiment in the Army of the Cumberland. After the war educated at the Findlay High school. A school teacher nine years. Twice elected Auditor of Wood county and twice elected Auditor of State. A Republican candidate for nomination for Governor in 1895. A Mason, Odd Fellow, K. of P., Red Men, G. A. R. and S. of V. Page 22.

PARKER, R. S., of Parker & Friess, Attorneys, Bowling Green. Attended public school at Findlay until 12 years of age ; learned the cigarmaker's trade at which he worked seven years, attending school part of the time. Beg an the study of law and admitted to the Bar in 1876. Commenced practice of law at North Baltimore, but soon went to Bowling Green and formed partnership with Col. Shannon for three years. Prosecuting Attorney of Wood county two terms. One of the most successful lawyers in Wood county and has amassed wealth in real estate and other ventures. Page 56.

PENDLETON, GEORGE, FRANKLIN, Lineal descendant from Major Brian Pendleton, and also from mother's ancestor, Thomas Philbrick, or Philbrook, both of England nine generations ago, who both settled in Massachusetts in 1630, was born on South Fox Island, Me., Sept. 27, 1840 ; went with his parents to Hancock county in 1841; served in 118th Ohio ; has been City and County School Examiner ; Prosecuting Attorney ; Mayor of Findlay ; Common Pleas and District Judge from October, 1883. He retired to the practice of law in 1890. Page 50.

PRATT, CHARLES, Common Pleas Judge, Toledo. Native of New York and removed with his parents to Michigan when very young. His earliest education began at home, as in pioneer days in Michigan a school house could hardly be found, until he was 12 years of age, when he attended public schools, select school at Adrian and Albion Seminary, now Albion College. Studied law, admitted to Bar and began practice of law at Toledo. Politically, originally a Whig, and then Republican, having made his first political speech for Fremont in 1856. Has been active in political, city and church affairs. Done valuable service in City Council, both as member and president. Member of the Westminster Presbyterian church and has been one of the trustees. Is an active temperance and Sunday School worker and has been president of Y. M. C. A. association. In 1894 was elected Common Pleas Judge. Page 30.

PRETTYMAN, HENRY H., Aide-de-Camp of Governor Bushnell and one of the most enterprising and foremost citizens of London, Ohio ; educated in the schools of America and Europe; resided in New York City and London, England, where he was engaged in business several years. One time was editor and proprietor of The News and Advertiser, which was established by his father in Delaware. He is an energetic and forceful character, an enthusiastic Republican and is at present member of London City Council. Page 25.

PACKARD, C. C., President and Treasurer of the Journal Company, and Editor of the Toledo Sunday Journal, was New Jersey born, removing to Michigan at an early age. Mr. Packard began his newspaper work under Mr. J. B. Battelle, on the Toledo Commercial (then the Toledo Telegram) in 1881. In 1883 he, with the late Lloyd Brezee, esta blished the Detroit Evening Journal, which immediately sprung into prominence. During the first three months of its existence this paper secured over $25,000 of advertising and a fine circulation throughout the contiguous territory. Relinquishing his interests in the Detroit Journal, Mr. Packard afterwards acted as Business Manager of the Detroit Post, and was later in charge of the circulation of the Detroit Evening News, that strong and successful paper. In June, 1886, Mr. Packard purchased the Toledo Sunday Journal, according to Mr. E. J. Tippett, a one-fourth interest. In 1892 he purchased the quarter interest of his partner, organized a stock company, of which he controls the entire stock, and has since conducted the property alone. Mr. Packard is an able and correct writer and the Sunday Journal is one of the best edited papers in the country, barring none. Page 34.

PARKS, L. K. Born November 30, 1846, in Sheffield, Lorain county, O. Spent most of his time on the farm where he was born until 20 years of age. Attended Oberlin College and Hillsdale College, Michigan, but before his graduation at Hillsdale College went to Europe, visiting Egypt, Palestine and Turkey. Remained in Europe traveling and studying for two years. Was granted diploma B P. during his absence in Europe by the college at Hillsdale. After his return from Europe spent some time lecturing and studying law. Was admitted to the bar in June, 1875. Practiced law about two years in Weston, Wood county, Ohio, and in January,1877, opened an office in Toledo. Now a member of the firm of Parks, Van Campen Adelsperger, practicing law in Toledo. Mr. Parks is an able lawyer, a brilliant speaker, and liked best by those who know him best. Page 38.

PACKARD, FRANK L., of Yost & Packard, architects, Y. M. C A. building, Columbus, is the descendant of a family of architects and builders. Educated at Delaware, his native home. Received a valuable training in civil engineering under a Germ an professor and was assistant civil engineer of Delaware county. Went to Columbus in 1882 and engaged in the stone quarry business one year, after which he took a course relative to architecture at the Ohio State University. At nineteen years of age he entered into competition for the Girls' Industrial Home at Delaware and the board adopted his plans. Finished his course at the Institute of Architecture and Technology at Boston and went to New York and studied with the famous firm of Babb, Cook & Willard. Formed partnership with J. W. Yost in 1892, who are cne of the leading firms of architects of the state. Page 97.

PLUEMER, ADOLPH, State Senator and pig iron merchant, Cincinnati. A native of Germany and received a thorough education at Hessen, his native home, where he graduated with honors. Arrived in Cincinnati in 1867 and shortly afterwards became identified with the iron industry as a pig iron merchant with several others, in which he has been very successful and has a handsome office in the Chamber of Commerce Building of that city. He is prominent in secret and social organizations and occupiesnumerous high positions in them. Has held several official positions in his city. An active worker in the interests of the Republican party and is a member of the famous Young Men's Blaine Club, besides other Republican clubsof that city. Page 89.

POWELL, THOMAS E., lawyer, Columbus. Son of Judge T. W. Powell. Educated at Ohio Wesleyan University at Delaware, his native home. Studied law in his father's office and admitted to the bar in 1865. Began practice at Delaware. Delegate to National Democratic Convention in 1872 at Cincinnati, which nominated Horace Greeley for president. Chosen presidential elector the same year. Democratic nominee for attorney general in 1878 and ran ahead of his ticket. Chairman of Democratic State Convention in 1881. Delegate in 1884 to National Convention at Chicago which nominated Grover Cleveland. Democratic nominee for governor of Ohio in 1887, but was defeated by Governor Foraker. Is now successfully practicing his profession in Columbus. Offices in Board of Trade Building. Page 81.

PROBST, C. O., M. D., Secretary of State Board of Health, Columbus. Born at Middleport, Meigs county, Ohio, Dec. 4, 1857. Graduated in medicine at Miami Medical College in 1892. Appointed secretary of the State Board of Health in 1886, which position he still holds. Has been secretary of the National Conference of State Boards of Health since 1888. Professor of hygiene at Starling Medical College. Member of Columbus Academy of Medicine, Ohio State Medical Society, American Medical Association and American Public Health Association. Page 97.

PUGH, DAVID F., Common Pleas Judge, Columbus. At the age of sixteen went to the war ; wounded twice in service. After the war attended Ohio State University three years. Admitted to the bar in 1870. Prosecuting attorney of Tyler county, W. Va., ten years ; represented same county in Constitutional Convention of that state in 1872. Member of Legislature one term from Tyler county. Returned to Columbus and continued the practice of law and was appointed Common Pleas Judge by Governor Foraker in 1887. Elected in 1888 and re elected in 1893. Republican in politics. Instructor of equity at Ohio State University. Page 80.

RABBITTS, JOHN H , Vice-President of Hosterman Publishing Co., and Editor of The Republic Times, Springfield. Native of Springfield. Educated at public schools and Wooster University, Wooster. Studied law and admitted to Bar in 1876 and practiced the profession until 1881, when he was elected Clerk of Clark county and so ably filled the position that he was twice re-elected. In 1889 became Editor of The Republic Times which position he still holds. Page 87.

RYAN, DANIEL J., Lawyer, Columbus. Educated in common schools and Portsmouth High School in 1875; admitted to Bar by Supreme Court of Ohio. Twice elected City Solicitor of Portsmouth; member of 66th and 67th General Assemblies, elected Speaker protem, and served as Chairman of the Committee on Public Works; aided in organizing and elected first President of The Ohio Republican League, serving two terms; presided as temporary chairman of the first National convention of Republican Clubs at New York City in 1887, Senator Evarts being permanent Chairman. Elected Secretary of State in 1888 and 1890, resigned in 1891 at the request of Gov. McKinley to assume the position of Executive Commissioner of Ohio at the World's Fair, Chicago, and org anized the Ohio exhibits. One of the Executive Committee of Association of American Exhibitors at the World's Fair, and appointed by this body as a Commissioner to the Antwerp Exposition of 1893; for years one of the Board of Trustees of the Ohio Archaeological and Historical Society; President of Ohio Canal Association; appointed in 1895 by Gov. McKinley one of Ohio's delegates to the Western Waterways Convention at Vicksburg. Author of " A History of Ohio, Arbitration Between Capital and Labor," numerous published addresses, and contributed to the North American Review and other magizines. Page 84.

RICE, GEN. A. V., U. S. Pension Agent, for Ohio, with headquarters at Columbus, is a resident of Ottawa. A soldier during the late war and attained the rank of clerk of Probate and Common Pleas court of Trumbull county. Graduated at Harvard Law School in 1859. Twice elected Prosecuting Attorney of Trumbull county. Common Pleas Judge and Supreme Court Judge. Page 71.

SCOTT, CHARDS EDWIN, attorney, Bryan, of the law firm of Scott & Schinder. Born in Williams county and has resided at the county seat since his birth. Educated at public schools and attended the Law Department of the Michigan University at Ann Arbor, Mich. Admitted to the bar in 1880. Is a nephew of Judge Cunningham R. Scott, of Omaha, Neb., one of the most brilliant lawyers in the West. Mr. Scott is noted as one of the best criminal lawyers of this State and has passed through more than eight murder trials successfully. Page 49.

SCHROTH, GEORGE EDWARD, Prosecuting Attorney of Seneca county, Tiffin Born in Cincinnati. Educated in public schools of that city. Removed to Tiffin in 1878. At the age of 16 began school teaching which he continued until admitted to the bar in 1886. One of the County School Examiners of Seneca county from 1887 to 1890. Elected Prosecuting Attorney on the Republican ticket in 1890 and re-elected in 1893. Page 52.

SHATTUCK, ALBERTO CALVIN, Lawyer, Cincinnati. Educated at Geauga Seminary, Chester, Ohio, and graduate of Oberlin College. In 1880 graduated from the Cincinnati Law School with degree of L. L. B. Has been actively engaged in practice of law in Cincinnati ever since. Socially he is a member of the I. O. O. F., a Knight Templar, a 32nd degree Mason, and a Schriner Member and active worker in church, Sunday School, Y. M. C. A. and other societies. Has never sought any political preferment but has always been an active member of the Republican party. Page 67.

SHERMAN, JOHN, Senator for Ohio, Mansfield. Received an academic education ; studied law, and admitted to the Bar in 1844 ; delegate to the National Whig conventions of 1848 and 1852 ; presided over the first Republican convention in Ohio in 1855. Representative in 34th, 35th, 36th and 37th Congresses. Republican candidate for Speaker in 1859-60. Elected to U. S. Senate in 1861, reelected in 1866 and 1872. Appointed Secretary of the Treasury in 1877, and served as such during President Hayes's administration; re-elected to the Senate in 1881, 1886 and 1892 President of the Senate from Dec. 7, 1885, till Feb. 26, 1889. His present term will expire March 3, 1899. Page 20.

SCHNIEDER, JOHN S., Of Baker's Art Gallery, Columbus. Son of Rev. John S. Schnieder; completed his education at the German Wallace College, Berea ; began as a photographer at Marion and after a short time at Norwalk came to Columbus as one of Baker's staff and in 1886 acquired a third interest in the business. He is in charge of the operating rooms. Page 83.

SCHULTZ, ROBER T D., Senior member of the firm of Schultz & Co., Soap Manufacturers, Zanesville, who are makers of the celebrated Star Soap. He is owner of the Zanesville Opera House. Director of the First National Bank. Largely interested in and an officer of some of the prominent manufacturing companies of Zanesville. Page 63.

SMALLEY, M. A., Chairman State Democratic Central Committee, Upper Sandusky. Educated in common schools and Northwestern Ohio University. Graduated in the early seventies in pioneer life on the -frontier of Kansas and Indian Territory. Mayor of Carey two terms. Representative of Wyandotte county in the Legislature from 1885 to 1889. Unanimously chosen Chairman of State Democratic Committee in 1894 and 1895. He is Receiver of the Findlay, Fort Wayne & Western Railway and is interested in the oil development in Northern Ohio. Page 46.

SMILEY, J. V., Mayor of Lima. Received a common school education. Taught school 12 years in Allen and Auglaize counties. Republican in politics and since residing in Lima has taken an active interest in politics. City Clerk of Lima two years and until a Democratic council was elected. Elected Mayor in 1894 after one of the hottest political contests in the history of the city. Takes anactive interest in secret and fraternal societies and is identified with I. O. O. F., Ancient Essenic Order and others. Page 60.

SORG, PAUL J., Congressman, Third district, Middleton. Self made man, having attended night school and acquired a good education while apprentice to a founder and assisting in the maintenance of the family, his parents being very poor. Embarked in the tobacco business in Cincinnati and met with great success. In the '80s the P. J. Sorg Company was established at Middleton, which is rated as one of the great manufacturing industries of the world. Mr. Sorg is a millionaire but is thoroughly democratic in his ways, easy of access, solicitious of the poor and poverty stricken and a request worthily made is never refused a man beneath his rank. Page 28.

SENEY, GEO. E., Attorney-at-Law, Tiffin. Admitted to the Bar in 1852. Elected in 1858 to the Common Pleas and District Court Bench. Enlisted in 101st O. V. I. in 1862 and served as 1st Lieutenant and Regimental Quartermaster until 1865. Representative in Congress from 1883 to 1891. President of Tiffin Savings Bank, Tiffin Gas Light Company and Tiffin Electric Light Company. Page 52.

SHATTUC, GEN. W. B., State Senator of Hamilton county, Cincinnati, is fifty-four years old. By profession is passenger traffic manager. Retired. Page 89.

SOUTHARD, J. H., Congressman, Ninth district, and lawyer, Toledo. Educated at Toledo public schools, Oberlin College and Adrian (Mich.) College, and a graduate of Cornell University, Ithaca, N. Y. Studied law with Judge Geo. R. Haynes and J. T. Greer, Toledo. Since admission to the bar has practiced law in Toledo without interruption. Assistant prosecuting attorney of Lucas county one year. Twice prosecuting attorney. Has been chairman of City and County Republican Executive Committees Nominated for Congress in 1894 and elected by a plurality of 6,606 over B. F. Ritchie, Democrat, and Rev. Geo. Candee, Prohibitionist and Populist. Page 31.

STEPHENS, JESSE, lawyer, Fostoria. Educated in the common schools. Admitted to the bar in 1885. Began the practice of law at Gibsonburg, Sandusky county, in 1890 and remained until 1892. Removed to Fostoria, where he has built up a large practice of his profession Born in Montgomery township, Wood county, where Bradner now stands. Page 54.

TOTTEN, THEO., Prosecuting Attorney of Hancock county, Findlay. Native of New York state. Resided in Findlay since 1867. Admitted to the bar in 1881. Practiced law in partnership with Hon. Henry Brown from 1882 to 1887. Elected mayor of Findlay in 1888. Elected prosecuting attorney in 1893. Page 50.

THURMAN, ALLEN G., prominent Ohioan, Columbus. Educated at Chillicothe Academy. Admitted to the bar in 1835. Elected to Congress in 1844 and Supreme Judge in 1850. Democratic candidate for governor in 1869 ; beaten by R. B. Hayes. Twice elected to United States Senate. One of the United States Commissioners to International Monetary Congress at Paris in 1881. Democratic candidate for vice-president in 1888. Spoken of as presidential candidate in 1876,1880 and 1884. Died Dec. 15, 1895. Page 20.

TAYLOR, SAMUEL, M., Secretary of State, Columbus. Graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University at Delaware and Cincinnati Law School. Began practice of law at Urbana. Representative of Champaign county in the Sixty-eighth, Sixty-ninth and Seventieth General Assemblies. Elected secretary of state in 1892 and re-elected in 1894, receiving the greatest plurality of any man who ever headed a state ticket in Ohio. Page 23.

SCRIBNER, CHARLES H., Circuit Judge, Sixth District, Toledo. Native of Connecticut and removed to Ohio in 1838 with his parents to Licking county. His boyhood occupation was going to school. A t 18 learned the trade of saddler and harness maker which he worked at during the day and studied law at night and admitted to the bar in 1848. Began the practice of law at Mt Vernon and in 1869 removed to Toledo vvhere he entered into partnership with Frank H. Hurd. In 1867 elected on the Democrat ticket State Senator from district comprising Holmes, Wayne, Knox and Morrow counties. Democrat nominee for Supreme Judge on ticket with Governor Allen, but defeated by a small majority. Now serving his second term as Circuit Judge. Page 30.

SLEEPER, DAVID L., Representative of Athens county. Athens. Born in Iowa. Educated in public schools and Otterbein University, Westerville, O. Taught school for five years. Graduated from Cincinnati Law School in 1880, since which time he has practiced at Athens. Twice elected Prosecuting Attorney of Athens county. Has taken an active part in the Ohio Republican League, being a member of the executive committee for five years and its vice president in 1891. Elected to the 71st General Assembly and re-elected to the 72nd of which he is the Speaker of the House of Representatives. Page 91.

SENEY, HENRY W., Circuit Judge, Third district, Kenton. Educated at Heidelberg college, Tiffin, his native home, and Notre Dame, Indiana. His early taste and ambition were for a business career rather than law and after being connected with a business firm read in a paper while in Cincinnati of the election of his brother as a Common Pleas Judge, which inspired him with new ambition and he thereupon concluded to follow his brother's footsteps. Studied law and admitted to the bar in 1871 at Kenton. Located there in partnership with A. B. Johnson, until 1880. Serving his second term as Circuit Judge. He has fine personal appearance, strong features and vigorous intellect. Page 86.

SLOANE, HON. RUSH R., retired capitalist, Sandusky. Native of that city and has since resided there. His grandfather on his father's side, was a soldier and scout in the war of the American Revolution, and died with nine British bullets in his body. Received his education at the public schools and the old Methodist Seminary at Norwalk, Ohio. Studied law and was admitted to the bar the day before he was 21 years old. Continued the practice of law at Sandusky until elected Probate Judge of Erie county in 1857 and re-elected in 1860. Was the first victim of the fugitive slave law of 1850. He had defended some escaped slaves and was instrumental in aiding them to reach Canada and thus gain their liberty. He was sued under the infamous act of 1850, and after long and costly litigation was mulcted in heavy damages and costs. Appointed by President Lincoln general agent at large of the Postoffice Department with headquarters at Chicago. The first Ohio man to unite with the " Clay Brigade " for the defense of Washington and President Lincoln when traitors were more plenty than loyal men in the nation's capital and served faithfully. Received the vote of Republicans in 1864 and 1868 for Congress from his district. Chairman of the Republican State Central Committee in 1865. In 1866 became President of the Old Mad River railroad and soon reconstructed the road on plans of his own that it was pronounced one of the best roads in the State. In 1879 elected Mayor of the City of Sandusky. Is the largest taxpayer as well as the largest real estate owner in Sandusky. Has erected there many fine buildings notably The Sloane House and Block and an elegant residence. He is now living quietly in his home at that place with all his sons and daughters residing around him, possessed of an ample fortune and enjoying that rest to which years of active work fairly entitles him. Page 39.

STUART, ARCHIBALD. Born in London, England, April 22, 1846. Came to America in 1849 and settled at Covington, Ky. ; later in Cincinnati. His father died when he was eleven years old, and in education, finance and personal worth what he is he owes to his own energy. He engaged in the banking business in Covington, and then the tobacco business until 1882, when he went into the electrical business, in which he was engaged when he went to Toledo for the first time in 1876, being identified with the firm of Stuart, Chapin & Co., tobacco dealers and manufacturers. In 1894 he became identified with the Toledo Bee as president of the company, and it was through his energy that the Bee has taken the front rank as a newspaper and the recognized leading Democratic organ of the Northwest. Page 34.

STEWART, ANDREW D., president of the Lenderson, Lang & Stewart Abstract Co., Toledo. Born in Seneca county. Came to Wood county with his parents at the age of fifteen. Dug out his own education. Served in the late war as private in the 25th O. V. I. three years with distinction, being severely wounded at Gettysburg. Elected clerk of Wood county in 1871 and ably served two terms. Went to Toledo in 1883 and became a member of the abstract firm of Lenderson, Lang & Co., now incorporated as The Lenderson, Lang & Stewart Abstract Co., of which he is president. Member of Board of Aldermen from Eleventh ward and chairman of Ways and Means Committee. He is a careful, conscientious business man and a success all around. Page 37.

SUTPHENS, S. D., ex-Common Pleas Judge, Defiance. Educated at public schools at Baltimore, Ohio, and Heidelberg College, Tiffin. Admitted to the bar in 1863. Commenced practice of law at Defiance. In 1865 was elected mayor of Defiance. Twice elected prosecuting attorney of Defiance county. Elected Common Pleas judge in 1884 of Second sub-division of Third district and re-elected in 1886. Page 61.

THATCHER, CHARLES A., Attorney, and of the firm of Hurd, Brumbach & Thatcher, located in the Gardner Building, Toledo, one of the most prominent and best known law firms in that city. Mr. Thatcher is a finished scholar and indefatigable worker in his profession, and although a young man ranks high with his brethren at the bar, and well known socially, and has a future that may well be courted by anyone. Frank Hurd, the senior member of the firm, is a national character in politics and law. Page 88.

TIBBALS, HON. NEWELL D., Attorney, Akron. Admitted to the bar in 1855. Prosecuting attorney of Summit county two terms. Akron's first City Solicitor. State Senator from Summit and Portage counties in 1865 to 1867. Trustee of Buchtel college since organization. Common Pleas judge two terms. Fourth Sergeant Co. F 164th O. V. I.; Major of 4th Battalion O. N. G., commissioned by Gov. Brough. In 1866 was appointed Judge Advocate of Department of Ohio G. A. R. by Col. Conger, and in 1890 aide-de camp to Commander-in-Chief, Gen. Alger. Page 42.

TAYLOR, W. A. Journalist, Columbus. Received a common school education. Served as soldier in civil war with four brothers. Began journalism at the age of 17. Admitted to the bar at the age of 21, but has followed journalism as a profession. Has been connected with the Cincinnati Enquirer, Pittsburg Post, the New York Sun, New York World, and is now editor of the Columbus Call. Demcratic candidate for Secretary of State in 1892, receiving 401,415 votes to 402,540 for Samuel M. Taylor, his Republican ccmpetitor. Page 82.

TOWNSEND, THOMAS B., Zanesville. Born in Pittsburg, Pa. Is 58 3 ears old; moved to Zanesville thirty-nine years ago, since when he has been in the contracting business. Is president of the T. B. Townsend Brick and Contracting Co , capitalized at $200,000. Page 64. TODD, WILLIAM HIRAM, Dentist, Columbus. Native of that city. Educated at public schools. Began the practice of dentistry in 1875, at the location established by his father, Dr. Hiram Todd, in 1839. Graduated from Ohio College of Dental Surgery in 1882. Elected President of the Ohio State Dental Society in December, 1894. Page 78.

TRACY, THOMAS H. Born near Bowling Green, O., July 13, 1859 ; educated in public schools and college at Mansfield, O.; read law in the office of Bissell & Gorrill, Toledo, O.; admitted to practice in June, 1883; entered the firm of Bissell & Gorrill January 1, 1884, and remained as a partner of that firm until April 1, 1892, when he withdrew and formed partnership for the practice of law with Mr. Harry E. King, under the firm name of King & Tracy. This partnership still continues. Page 37.

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WILDMAN, S. A., a gentleman, scholar, citizen and lawyer of Norwalk. At the age of fifteen entered a printing office and three years later responded to the call of his country and served in the 25th Infantry until mustered out at the close of the war. Educated at the Western Reserve College Admitted to the bar in 1870. A number of years president of Norwalk Board of Education ; trustee of the Fireland Historical Society, and for over twenty years secretary of the Whittlesey Academy. Politically a Republican. Twice prominently urged for the nomination for State Supreme judge. Acknowledged as one of the brightest members at the bar. Gained a reputation as a lecturer and has delivered many lectures and addresses before large audiences throughout Northern Ohio. Page 53.

WILLIAMS, MARSHALL J., one of the Ohio Supreme Court Judges, Washington C. H. Educated at the common schools and Ohio Wesleyan University. Admitted to the bar in 1857. Practiced law at Washington C. H. Prosecuting Attorney of Fayette county two terms. Twice elected to the General Assembly. Elected Judge of Second Circuit Court in 1884. Chosen First Chief Justice of the Circuit Court of State. Twice elected to Supreme Court. One year Chief Justice. First dean of the faculty of the Law Department of Ohio State University. Page 71.

WATTS, WM., M. D., Toledo. Graduated at the University of Illinois in the class of '74. Commenced the study of medicine, teaching school in the meantime, and graduated in the Homcepathic Department of the University of Michigan. Since then he has been engaged in his chosen profession at Toledo and has a large practice and a fair competence. Politically a Democrat, and in '95 was a candidate for State Senator in the Thirty-third district, but was defeated by the avalanche of votes which swept the country from one end to the other. Page 36.

WOOSTER, LEVI, Cashier First National Bank, North Baltimore. Received common school education. Number of years engaged as salesman for leading business houses of Fostoria. Postmaster of North Baltimore under President Cleveland's first administration. Resigned to accept cashiership of First National Bank, which opened for business Oct. 2, 1890. Page 49.

WELLS, W. C., merchant tailor and president of the Board of Trade, Newark. One of the citizens' committee of Newark who secured the location of the permanent encampment ground for the Ohio National Guards and a very enterprising citizen. He is a director of the Newark & Granville Railway and of the Home Building Association. Has been a member and president of Newark Board of Education. Page 85.

VAN DUSEN, F. W., Mayor of Norwalk, and attorneyat-law. Graduated at Norwalk public schools and Western Reserve University. Studied law in the office of Judge Stevenson Burke of Cleveland and admitted to the Bar in 1886. Member City council two years; city solicitor two terms; in politics an ardent Republican. Socially he is a Mason, K. of P. and an Elk, besides being a member of the Royal Arcanum. Major in the 6th Regiment U. R. K. of P. Ohio Brig, and Generalissmo of Norwalk Commandery No. 18 K. T. He is a member of the First Presbyterian church of Norwalk. Page 53.

VOGT, JOHN, State Senator of 33rd district, Deshler. Acquired his education in Toledo public schools, German Lutheran parochial school and Toledo Business college. Embarked in the merchandise business at Deshler when but a lad and has successfully conducted the same ever since until elected Senator. Has been township treasurer and member of School Board at Deshler. Republican candidate for County Treasurer of Henry county and defeated by small majority when Henry was a strong hold of Democracy. He is a Mason and K. of P. Page 89.

VANPELT, M. T., Representative of Jackson county and Lawyer, Wellston. Primarily educated in the district schools. Enlisted in the 1st Ohio Cavalry in 1861 at the age of 14, and served until the close. He attended the Ohio University and Northwestern University at Indianapolis, Ind., studied law and admitted to the Bar at Jackson, Ohio. Removed to Wellston in 1885 and formed law partnership with the late Hon. H. S. Bundy. Served two years as city solicitor of Jackson. Member of the 71st General Assembly. Page 94.

WILLIAMS, W. H., Director of Public Safety of the City of Columbus, and Superintendent of Police. Has been steward of the Deaf and Dumb Asylum, steward of the Columbus Insane Asylum and Director of Public Accounts of the City of Columbus. Page 73.

WICK, GEORGE D., Aid-de-Camp of Governor Bushnell and Vice-president of The Union Iron & Steel Co., Youngstown. Born and raised in Youngstown. Educated in public schools. Has lived in Youngstown all his life with the exception of from '76 to '80 when he resided in Cleveland, being a member of the firm of Condit, Wick & Co., and in '80 to '82 in Chicago, a member of the Kirk Iron & Hardware Co. Returned to Youngstown and connected himself with the iron industries and has been with this company and its predecessors ever since. Page 25.

WILSON, J. B., Ex-Auditor of Wood County, Bowling Green. Native of Wood county. Educated in common schools. Taught school as a profession several years. Became deputy county auditor under E. W. Poe and was twice elected County Auditor. Has taken active interests in political campaigns of the county and has served as Chairman of the Republican County Central committee. Prominent K. of P., has a fine residence and an intersting family. Page 57.

WHITELEY, FRED P., of the law firm of Pendleton & Whiteley, Findlay, is a prominent factor in politics in Northwestern Ohio. Educated at Findlay public schools and Ohio State University. Graduate of Ann Arbor, Mich., Law School in June, 1887. After being admitted to the bar, entered the law firm of his father, the late Judge M. C. Whiteley, and Judge Geo. F. Pendleton, under the firm name of Whiteley, Pendleton & Whiteley. Since the death of Judge Whiteley, the firm name has been Pendleton & Whiteley. They enjoy a large and lucrative practice. Page 50.

WELLER, S. A., manufacturer of fine glazed jardinieres and general line of decorated pottery, Zanesville. Page 64.

WATSON, DAVID K., Congressman of Twelfth district and lawyer, Columbus. Graduate of Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pa., and of Law Department of Boston University. Practiced law a short time at London, O., and then removed to Columbus, where he has since resided. Attorney General of Ohio from 1887 to 1889. In 1894 was nominated by acclamation by Republicans of his district for Congress and elected by a large majority. Mr. Watson is a Republican in politics and has always taken personal interest in his party's welfare and triumphs. Page 77.

WHITTELSEY, THOMAS FREDERICK, General Superintendent of T. & O. C. and K. & M. Railways, Toledo. Born of New England parents at Richmond, Ky., March 17th, 1856. Attended common schools at Claremont, N. H. Entered the service of the Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Railway at West Detroit, July, 1876, as freight clerk and successfully served in continuous service as clerk engineer's office, assistant trackmaster, trackmaster and division superintendent of the same company until he accepted his present position. Page 36.

WALTON, ANDREW E., Representative of Wyandotte county, Sandusky. Born and raised on a farm in Wyandotte county. Educated at district schools and Normal University at Ada. Taught school eight years. Studied law and admitted to the bar in 1887. Began practice at Sandusky where he has since resided. He has the distinction of being the first Republican from Wyandotte to represent that county in the Legislature of which he may well be proud. Elected to the 71st and 72nd General Assemblies. Page 92.

WILSON, CAPTAIN THOMAS, Cleveland, managing owner of Wilson's Transit Line, plying on the upper lakes between Cleveland, Marquette and Bu ffalo. Scotlander by birth and his educational advantages were limited. Came to America at the age of 16 Three years a sailor on the ocean and rose from ship boy to mate and then master. At the end of three years began service on the lakes first as mate and then captain. In 1872 he built a fine freight steamer which proved a good venture and soon built a large fleet of freight boats. Is a Mason and religiously an honored member of the Euclid Avenue Congregational church. Page 70.

WINN, S. M., lawyer, Zanesville. Education acquired at the common schools and graded school at Adamsville. Taught school as a profession until admitted to the bar in 1886 Twice elected Prosecuting Attorney of Muskingum county. While Prosecuting Attorney the county's business was the greatest in many years which brought him into active and constant practice. Gained a reputation as a criminal lawyer in the defense of Elizabeth Honnold for murder in Licking county in 1890, which resulted in her being acquitted. Another case that has attracted public attention was the United States vs. the Commissioners of Muskingum county. He was the first to say the act of Congress known as the River and Harbor Bill amended in 1890 was unconstitutional, and advised the Commissioners not to obey the notice of the Secretary of War. The same was declared unconstitutional by Judge Sage. Enjoys a large and lucrative practice of his profession in the city where he resides. Page 62.

WEST, W. H., lawyer, Bellefontaine, Educated at Martinsburg Academy and Jefferson College, Pennsylvania. Admitted to the bar in 1851. Elected Prosecuting Attorney of Logan county in 1852, Participated in the organization of the Republican party. With James Walker founded the first newspaper in Logan county. Member of the first Legislature in 1857 and declined re-election. Delegate to Chicago convention that nominated Abraham Lincoln. Member of State Senate 1863.-'65-'67. Consul to Rio Janerio under President Grant. Elected Supreme Judge in 1871, but resigned in a year on account of visual infirmity. Attorney-General in 1865 and 1869. Republican nominee for Governor in 1877 but defeated by Wm. Allen, Democrat. He is sometimes called the " Blind Man Eloquent." Since quitting politics has practiced law at Bellefontaine. Page 86.

WARDEN, FRANK G., proprietor of Hotel Warden, Newark. Graduate of Dennison University, Granville, O., and of the law department of the University of Michigan. Began the practice of law at Newark. Republican in politics and was the first Republican ever elected City Solicitor of Democratic Newark. Was ten years actively connected with the Ohio National Guards. President of the Citizens' :Electric Light & Power Co., and Vice President of the Newark Ice and Cold Storage Co. He has been identified with every movement looking toward the advancement of Newark and it is largely through his efforts that the Stateencampment grounds for the Ohio National Guards were permanently located there. Page 84.

WYANDOTTE BUILDING, THE. The frontispiece illustration in this work is an elegant full page view of "The Wyandotte" office building, Columbus, the most imposing building in the capital city and one of the finest in the state. People of Columbus as well as the owner, John G. Deshler, may well take pride in this fine structure, situated close to the northwest corner of Capitol square on Broad street near High. It is a model in architectural construction, with elegant appointments, thoroughly fire-proof, and Mr. Deshler spared nothing to make it a model building in every particular. Frontispiece.

WING, C. B., Cincinnati, has been in the paper business all his life and is one of the Diem & Wing Paper Company, one of the largest paper houses in the west, which manufactures all kinds and all grades of paper. Mr. Wing has always taken a warm interest in politics and has always been in line for the Republican party, though never seeking preferment. He is a self-made man, being left an orphan at the age of four years, and has climbed the ladder solely by his own effort. He is a member of the staff of Governor Bushnell. Page 24.

YOUNG, GEORGE R., was born in Dayton, Ohio, October 2, 1857. Graduate of Dayton High School with the highest honors. Entered the law offices of his father, who was at that time associated in the practice with Oscar M. Gottschall as Young & Gottschall, practitioners at the Dayton bar ; admitted to practice at the age of twenty, being then the youngest lawyer in Ohio. Admitted to the firm under which he studied, which then became Young, Gottschall & Young, and later, Mr. Gottschall retiring, it became Young & Young. Mr. Young has a conspicuous standing at the Dayton bar and is well and favorably known throughout Ohio as a strong lawyer. About a year ago the bar of Dayton unanimously joined in a request to Governor McKinley to appoint him to a vacancy upon the Circuit bench. The appointment being delayed, he was compelled by the urgency of his professional duties to withdraw from the contest. Mr. Young is unmarried. He ranks as an able advocate and a sound lawyer and his practice is an extensive one. Page 65.

YOUNG, WILLIAM H., was born in Dayton, Ohio, March 2, 1860. His father was the late Edmond Stafford Young, a distinguished member of the Dayton bar, and his mother was Sarah B. Dechert. He obtained his education first in the Dayton public schools and later in its High School. He studied law with his father and his brother, his present partner, George R. Young. Mr. Young has never sought political advancement and has studiously devoted his efforts in the strict line of the profession. He is a forcible speaker and successful lawyer, and is the junior member of the firm of Young & Young. Page 65.

YOUNG, WHEELER J., Sheriff of Franklin county, Columbus. Received his education in Grammar Schools of Columbus. Was trustee of Pleasant township in 1882. Deputy sheiifl under Sheriff Ross and was elected to succeed him. Socially he is a member of the Knights of Pythias. Page 82.

YOST, J. W., of Yost & Packard, Architects, Y. M. C. A. Building, Columbus. Ohioan by birth. Received his education at common schools and Harlem and Mt. Union Colleges. Began the study of architecture with Joseph Fairfax, of London, England. Learned civil engineering. Began practice of his profession at Bellaire in 1870. Went to Columbus in 1882. Formed a partnership with F. L. Packard in 1892. This firm is the architects of many fine and imposing buildings in Ohio and surrounding states. Among a few are the Toledo Insane Asylum, Chittenden Hotel, Columbus ; Court Houses of Miami, Belmont, Perry, Guernsey, Holmes Harrison and Wood counties, and new T. & O. C depots at Columbus and Toledo. Page 97.

YOUNG, BOSTON G., born in Washington county, Pa., in 1850, February 2d, and went with parents to Illinois in 1856, where he remained until 1872 ; then went to Delaware, Ohio, to attend college, where he remained for three years. Was admitted to the practice of law in 1877 and was in the fall of 1877 elected Prosecuting Attorney of Marion county, to which he was reelected in 1879. In 1883 elected representative from Marion county and was twice re elected. In 1888 was candidate for Secretary of State against Daniel Ryan. In 1894 was a candidate for Congress from his district and was caught in the political landslide, as almost every Democrat was who was on the ticket that fall. Page 45.

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