A. J. GORDON
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Best white oak Leather
used. New and second
hand shoes for sale.
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D _ _
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Will H. Barbour
Our Associate Editor
And Assistant Manager.
(By E. L. Rogers.)
Mr. Barbour was born in Keo
kuk, Iowa, March 2, 1870, aud
attended the schools there, at
Quincy and also at Pittsfield,
III., where his father now resides
at the advanced age of 76 years.
Mr. Barbour is a practical print
er, and, having had much news
paper experience, is considered
an extraordinary good writer and
possesses a splendid vocabulary.
He was an apprentice in the
printing office of Rev. G. H.
McDaniel, Hannibal. Mo., in
1890, late r was employed by the
Hon. C. H. J Taylor at Kausas
City. Kas., and in this city, work
ing for the Hon. S. B. Turner,
who was then in charge of the
State Capital. He we^t from
here to Pittsfield, working there
for some time. His next move
was to St. Louis where he re
mained for a time and then from
there to Os caloosa, Iowa, whe •
he worked for Geo. E. Tayl r
until June 25, 1896. comiug then
to Springfield for the second
time, where he has resided evi r
since. He accepted a position
as compositor on the State Capi
tal then being run by Capt. Joi
day S. Murray. He was one of
the organizers and stojk holders
in the Illinois Record, which be
gun in June 1902, and was the
printer for six months on that
In February, 1904. The Forum
was begun, and since that time
he has been working for The
Forum and Hamann, the print* r.
Mr. Barbour is an excellent
penman and has had some ex
perience as a type writer. He is
married and has an estimable
He is a newspaper man by
practice, having been directly
connected with the business for
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