Patrick Cudahy, His Life

Patrick Cudahy, His Life

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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. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ...the lots went like hot cakes. I think he told me that he sold what would be a total of thirty-six thousand dollars worth of property at the sale that afternoon. One poor fellow who had recently sold his farm bought all the lots that he could afford to buy, making the first payment down. Of course, the first payment was all we ever got and in most cases had to take back three-fourths of the lots and give them a deed to one-fourth. The first two lots I sold at Cudahy were sold at a price of fifteen hundred dollars for the two. I reported the sale on the 'phone to my brother John, and he said, "You are a robber to take the money." But after we got the thing going there were quite a few sold at fifteen hundred dollars each at private sale. A little later we had an auction. We gave them a free ride to Cudahy, as well as free beer and lunch after they got there. As most of the "choicest business property," as it was called, had been sold at private sale previous to the auction, Kendall suggested putting up some of those lots so as to give the sale a "tone." The parties who had bought some of those lots agreed to this, with the understanding that if they were sold high enough they would let them go, otherwise we would bid them in and return the lots to them. There was one lot I remember in particular, located on a corner near the railroad station, which we had sold for fifteen hundred dollars. It was bid up to twenty-two hundred and fifty dollars at the auction. I was standing nearby, listening to the bidding, and I said to myself, "What lunatic has bought that?" I afterward learned that it was the foreman of our sausage room, who had bid it in, and I thought that he must have either had too...show more

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  • Paperback | 74 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 150g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236875907
  • 9781236875907