Advertisement Clipping from Cincinnati Commercial, Sat, Nov 23, 1878.

Clipped from US, Ohio, Cincinnati, Cincinnati Commercial, November 23, 1878

Gilmore Co. nod the National Bank of Commerce.Tn 1821 tho banking house of John and Gurdon R. Giluiore was established; in 1832 it whs dissolved by the doatli of Gurdon R. Gilmore, the father of Mr. James Gilmore, the present head of tho koueo of Gilmore Co. For many years Mr. James Gilmore carried on tho business on the west stdo of Main, between Columbia and Front streets. Afterwards be removed to the corner of Thir d and Walnut streets, and thence to tho present location, 108 West Fourth street, where he will be succeeded on the 2d of December, prox., by tho National Bank of Commerce, which has leased the banking-house for three years at $3,000 for tho first year and $4,000 for the succeeding years, with the privilege of buying the property—forty-four feet four inches front by two hundred feet deep—at $76,820. In all the vicissitudes of business since 1821 this house has always paid in full all demands, having passed through eoveral financial cataclysms which resulted in many wrecks. Tho reason given by Mr. Gilmore for thus retiring from business at this time is that the expenses are dlsproportioned to the profits, and also that two banking-houses can be carried on, if united into one, at tho same expense as eaoh of them. Ilence his house and the National Bank of Commerce merged themselvos Into one bank under the name of the National Bank of Commerce on and after the 2d of December next, when Gilmore Co. pay or transfer all balances due depositors to the Bank of Commerce, who will thenceforward be the successors of Gilmore Co., on tbo premises occupied by the present firm. Mr. Gilmore will for the present occupy his residence. He is a graduate of Yale College, class of *34, and is sixty-four years of age. He has been a very conservative man in business, and has realized a handsome competency. Few men are more intelligent in financial affairs, and none have a brighter rocord for integrity. He will leave business with the good will and sincere respect of the oommunity, and as he is an educated mnn, with literary tastes and accomplishments, whose travels and studies have made him acquainted with the world of men and of books, ho has abundant resources for tlie enjoyment and* profitable occupation of tho years that are in reserve for him.