The Life and Times of Col. James Fisk, Jr: Being a Full and Impartial Account of the Remarkable Career of a Most Remarkable Man (Google eBook)

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New York Book Company, 1872 - Murder - 504 pages
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Page 474 - hereunto set my hand and seal this 6th day of January, 1872. JAMES FISK, JR. Signed, sealed, published and declared by the testator to be his last will and testament, in the presence of us, who 27 have hereto subscribed our names as witnesses, at his request and in his presence, and in the presence of each other. THOMAS
Page 147 - punished by fine or imprisonment, or both, in the discretion of the court. " Section 3. No stockholder, etc., in either the New York Central, Hudson River, or Harlem Railroad Company shall be a director or officer of the Erie Railway Company, and no stockholder, etc., of the latter Company
Page 283 - I went into the room and sent word that Mr. Fisk wanted to see him in the dining-room. I was too mad to say anything civil, and when he came in, I said, ' You damned old scoundrel, do you know what has happened ?' "This was, of course, after everything had blown up.
Page 250 - He remarked that he thought there was a certain amount of fictitiousness about the prosperity of the country, and that the bubble might as well be tapped in one . way as another. He then asked me what I thought about it. I
Page 225 - which, if not victory, was at least revenge.' * " An ancient Court of Record in England, incident to every fair and market, of which the steward of him who owns or has the toll is the judge. It has now fallen into
Page 80 - and Vanderbilt seemed to have everything his own way, but " The best laid plans of mice and men Gang aft aglee." Daniel Drew had his keen eyes upon the street, and his fingers upon the wires. " Throw your stock," said he, to his merry men, one and all. " Don't wait a minute." And then to himself,
Page 234 - point the Ramsey board, and crushed in succession all the schemes of the Erie ring. The opinion was most noticeable in that it approached the inquiry in a large spirit. Its conclusion was not made to turn on the question of a second of time, or a rigid adherence
Page 459 - try;" and away he went to work. He tugged and pulled and lifted and puffed, and, finally, it was done, and his father gave him the bright silver dollar, saying— " That's right, James; you did it splendidly, and now, I find you can do it so nicely, I shall have you do it every morning all winter
Page 270 - the market. He then said he had bought quite a large amount of gold, and I judged from his conversation that he wanted me to go into the movement and help strengthen the market. Upon that I went into the market and bought. I should say that was about the
Page 322 - on the morning of their anniversary, Governor Hoffman revoked Superintendent Kelso's order in the following language: ". . . . I hereby give notice that any and all bodies of men desiring to assemble and march in peaceable procession in this city

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