Men and Mysteries of Wall Street Volume 3

Men and Mysteries of Wall Street Volume 3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1870 edition. Excerpt: ...netted ten thousand dollars a week! There was a curious episode connected with this failure. As soon as Addison had met with some success in his early dry-goods' venture, he sent his favorite brother, Leonard W., to Princeton College. When Leonard was graduated, he went to Rochester and edited the American in that city. The journal was of uncompromising and lively Whig politics. Millard Fillmore, then Presi dent, took a liking to the young editor, and the result was a consular appointment to a small Italian port. Leonard had been in Europe a year or more, when he received a letter from New York, in which Addison spoke enthusiastically of his prospects, and proposed that the two should enter into partnership. The idea fell in with Leonard's fancy, and in a very brief time he resigned his office and started for Paris. There a letter reached him, announcing the failure of Fitch McNeal, & Jerome! His consulship was irrevocably gone; his vision of a partnership and prosperity had vanished; the outlook was of the bluest. Nevertheless, Leonard W. was not easily discomfited. He took the steamer for New York, and on reaching the city decided to adopt the new line just selected by his brother. After the usual ups and downs, he finally entered into partnership with William R. Travers, under the firm name of Travers & Jerome. This event dates with '56. The new house operated in Michigan Southern rather extensively. One day they took sides against the Litchfields, who then had-a large influence over the stock. Jerome went in as a bear, and threatened to break Michigan Southern, even if it carried down the As the shares of no road stood firmer, or were better regarded, the menace was laughed at. Had it been only...
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  • Paperback | 86 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 168g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236787587
  • 9781236787583