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AMERICAN MILLIONAIRES.

There are other millionaire la America than Mr Jiy Gould, Mr Vanderbllt. and Mr Oarneg?? — Me Philip Armoar, for instance, the great Chloago pork paoker. How rlohhe jb he hitnaelf declares he has nn We*.::TtT« cerTaTir~nowWeif, that be oan "clean up," ao tVe ' "Western phrase Is, not lees than six or aaven millions Bterltng. He carries more buslneßß m hli head than ary two men m Chicago. He lives tn a very modest honse on Pralrleavenue, Every night, winter and summer, he goes to bed promptly at 9 o'clockEvery morning- winter and summer, he is taking his bteakfast at 6 o'olooV, and at 7i before any of hta clerks appear, he is at his desk hard at work upon his Immense correspondence, Mr Armour's plg-slaylng works are one of the great eights of Chicago, and certainly the most disgusting. The famous inventor and manufacturer of the Pullman car ranks next to Mr Armour. He is described as a strange, Bllent, austere sort of man. He flits about from Chicago to New York, and then to Washington In an uncertain way that is rather puzgling to those who come to do business with him. His home op Prairie avenue is one of the finest m the West. The summer residence he is building on Pullman Island, m the St. Lawrence, will be ODe of the curiosities to tne visitors to the Thousand Islands. It is estimated to cost nearly £200,000. Every one who has visited Chicago has visited the famous Palmer House, which is owned by another millionaire. He owns £1,500,000 worth of real estate, and hia big hotel is aaid to bring him m over £100,000 a year. Be pays very little attention to It, and it praotioally runs itself on its reputation It is. the Democratic headquarters, and durtag a political campaign it is a sight to see. They pack about four thousand people into it during a convention.

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AMERICAN MILLIONAIRES., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 1981, 27 October 1888

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AMERICAN MILLIONAIRES. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 1981, 27 October 1888

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