Julius  Joseph

February 20, 1879
VOL. 1; No. 37
from the article, SMILING  SHELBYVILLE!
Julius  Joseph.

Is one of five, enterprising brothers, all of whom are in the clothing business.  Three of the brothers are in business for themselves on quite an extensive scale;  Sol Joseph  and Noblesville, Indiana,  Harry Joseph  at Evansville, Indiana, where they do a large business, and  Julius Joseph  in the city of Shelbyville, in the room situated on the northeast corner of Washington street and the Public Square.  Julius was born in Darmstadt, Germany, in the year 1849.  He came to the United States in 1862 landing at New York.  He went from  there to Cincinnati, where he served an apprenticeship of five years in one of the largest clothing manufactories in the west.  In the year 1867 he engaged in the clothing business for himself in Evansville Indiana, where he met with great success.  He came from there to this city, and purchsed at administrator's sale the stock of  Sol Auerbach, lately deceased, which he closed out regardless of cost.  In the fall of 1878 he bought an entirely new stock, which was selected with great care, and especially adapted to the trade of this market.  He bus directly from the best manufactories in the country, pays cash for everything and thereby is enabled to sell goods at prices that defy competition in Indianapolis, Cincinnati or any other market.  Mr. Joseph is now in the East superintending the manufacture of goods expressly for this spring's trade.  The store room is well stocked, and it requires but little inspection to convince you that it is A No. 1.  He sells only good and reliable goods, and the large trade which he has buit up in this viciinty is certain proof that he give value for money received.  His suits bear the easy and graceful appearance of city made garments.  A man fells happy when he gets them on, and there is a consolation in wearing an elegant outfit, which nothing save religion can give and when clothes fit badly it is exceedingly hard to pray.  At the store of Julius Joseph you can  find all descriptions of men's and boy's clothing, hats, caps, trunks and [?].  He invites all those contemplating making purchases in this line to call and examine his stock and prices as he is convinced that he can offer good goods at lower figures that can be found in this or any other city.

         Next biography in the "Smiling Shelbyville" newspaper article, Henry H. Jackson.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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