The New York Stock Exchange; Its History, Its Contribution to National Prosperity, and Its Relation to American Finance at the Outset of the Twentieth Century

The New York Stock Exchange; Its History, Its Contribution to National Prosperity, and Its Relation to American Finance at the Outset of the Twentieth Century

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ...General (Barlow) proposes, in his official capacity, to break up the whole combination of the Erie ring, without respect to persons.' The publication of this intelligence has been received with great joy by the parties interested." Here was a storm signal not to be neglected. Already the Tweed gang of thieves were in grevious trouble. The campaign for municipal honesty which the Times had started in 1870 was meeting with success. The defeat of Tammany at the polls, the resignation of Tweed, Sweeny, and AnEnestorm Connolly, and the arrest of Tweed and Connolly, ended this triumvirate's career of municipal crime and also their usefulness to the Erie managers. Between Gould and Fisk, moreover, there had arisen some ill feeling, the actual cause of which is in doubt. It culminated, at all events, in Gould's demanding that Fisk sacrifice himself to public sentiment by resigning from the Erie directorate and thus averting trouble from the road. Fisk acceded to this demand in December, 1871.1 At 4:30 p. M. of Saturday, January 6,1872, Fisk was shot in the arm and abdomen by his old enemy, Edward S. Stokes, at the Grand Central Hotel, now known as the Broadway Central, Broadway and Bond stokes assassi-streets. His death took place in the hotel early the following nates Fisk. r... morning. His wife, who lived in Boston, came to this city, and showed much evidence of grief over the slaying of her erring spouse. Throughout his last hours Fisk conducted himself with fortitude and courage. The quarrel with Stokes was twofold. The men were rival suitors for the favor of a woman, Helen Josephine Mansfield, whom Stokes won after Fisk had installed her in a handsome house within a stone's throw of his offices. "Prince Erie" ran after many women, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 230 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 417g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236608496
  • 9781236608499