The assassin was a small tradesman of a .
His father was a tradesman of limited means, but of studious character and active mind.
English impostor, was probably the son of a tradesman at Oxford.
That's a tradesman, that is to say, he's the restaurant keeper, Vereshchagin.
'From whom did you get it?' and so on till he reached Vereshchagin, a half educated tradesman, you know, 'a pet of a trader,' said the adjutant smiling.