Business: Death of Butler

As it must to all men, Death came last week to James Butler, 79, founder of the country's first chain-grocery system. In gold letters against a green background over the doorway of 1,100 stores in and around New York, glittered the name JAMES BUTLER.

The year President Cleveland first took office (1885), James Butler was head steward of Manhattan's Hotel Windsor and lived in Mrs. O'Connor's rooming house. He went to Washington to supervise the inaugural supper. The memory of that evening was so nightmarish that when, 24 years later, he was invited to...

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