Ten Years in Wall Street: Or, Revelations of Inside Life and Experience on 'change...

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Worthington, Dustin, 1870 - Securities industry - 536 pages
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Page 26 - What constitutes a State? Not high raised battlement or labored mound, Thick wall or moated gate, Not cities proud with spires and turrets crowned; Not bays and broad-armed ports, Where, laughing at the storm, rich navies ride; Not starred and spangled courts. Where low-browed baseness wafts perfume to pride. No; men — high-minded men...
Page 65 - Is a combination formed to control the price of stocks. A broker Is said to carry stocks for his customer when he has bought and is holding it for his account. A wash is a pretended sale by special agreement between buyer and seller, for the purpose of getting a quotation reported.
Page 506 - He was also to receive a further sum of $1,000,000 outright, as a consideration for the privilege the Erie road thus purchased of calling upon him for his remaining fifty thousand shares at 70 at any time within four months. He was also to have two seats in the Board of Directors, and all suits were to be dismissed and offenses condoned.
Page 277 - After that they knew little or nothing of what was going on in the stock.
Page 411 - The gold room was like a cavern, full of dank and noisome vapors, and the deadly carbonic acid was blended with the fumes of stale smoke and vinous breaths.
Page 518 - I've seen the old man go out to yoke up Buck and Brindle ; he'd lift the heavy yoke on to Brindle's neck, key the bow and then, holding up the other end, motion to old Buck to come under, and old Buck would back off aud off, and sometimes before he could persuade him under, the yoke would get too heavy for dad. And Gould, old fellow, Wall Street won't be persuaded and the yoke is getting heavy, aud here I am to give you a lift...
Page 66 - Thousand Dollars, for value received, with interest at the rate of 7 per cent. per annum, having deposited with them as collateral security, with authority to sell the same at the...
Page 66 - BOARD, or at public or private sale, at their option, on the non-performance of this promise, and without notice, One Thousand Shares'of Lake Shore Railroad Company.
Page 189 - If he was to be believed, besides the illuminating and lubricating properties of this article, it had a great variety of other uses. It was death to vermin, a capital disinfectant, and a gorgeous colorizer. As boot grease, and as hair oil, it was unequaled. The most delicious perfumes might be manufactured from it. It was a panacea for most of the
Page 480 - The blonde, bustling and rollicking James Fisk, Jr. ... came bounding into the Wall Street circus like a staracrobat, fresh, exuberant, glittering with spangles, and turning double-summersets, apparently as much for his own amusement as for that of a large circle of spectators. He is first, last and always a man of theatrical effects, of grand transformations, and blue fire.

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