G.W. Goowin is of the firm of Goodwin & Mousseau, proprietors of the steam bakery. They are manufactures of crackers, and jobbers in confectionery-capacity, 60 Bbls. per day-and the inventors of the cracker factory machine-made bread, which they find a ready sale for throughout this western country. He was born in Pennsylvania, in 1833; removed to Ill., in 1853, and settled at Dixon; then removed to Vinton, Iowa, where he was engaged in the bakery business, under the name of Goodwin Bros. He served in the U.S.A. three years in Battery F., 1st Ill. L.A., under Maj. T. Cheney. He was a corporal while in the service; came to this city in 1877, and is one of its substantial businessmen.