C.W. Hopkins, carriage and sign painter and grainer-corner of Douglas and 5th Sts.-was born in Pennsylvania, in 1830; moved to Wis., in 1840, and in 1850 removed to Cal.; thence to Australia; thence to London, Eng.; thence to Canada; thence to Wis.; thence to Missouri Valley Junction, Iowa, where he had charge of the R.R. paint shop five years, moving thence to this city.