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J. Logan Jones, vice-president and secretary of the Jones Bros. Dry Goods Company, had a romantic birth.  He first saw the light of day in an Indian hut where Ottawa, Kas., now stands.

     That was in 1859, when the Jones family was journeying westward.  The father soon returned to Illinois, and there young Logan received his education at the public schools and at  Hamilton College.  Like his brother, he taught school after graduation, and it was with the monetary rewards of pedagogy that they secured the capital of $400 apiece with which to lay the corner-stone of their present enormous business.

     In 1883 he married Miss Jennie Charleston, and now has three children, Charles Vernon, Ernest Charlton, and Vivian.

     From the time of coming to Kansas City Mr. Jones and his brother, despite their tremendous responsibilities, have never failed to take an active part in all movements tending to the public good.  He is in every respect a useful citizen.  With his brother, Lawrence, Mr. Jones is a general manager of the great store and also has charge of the advertising department, so important a branch of the modern mercantile business.  He has a pretty taste for literature, and is always in demand for addresses.
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