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How a New York Millionaire Made His Way.

("Peck's Sun.")

When Fraiik-Work, the great Wall street magnate, was nine years of age, his schoolmaster punished, him unmercifully by grasping one of; his hands and pounding the ends of his fingers with a ferrule until the blood spurted from them (says I the New York " Evening Sun "). When he went h^irie* he told his mother that he would never go ix> that school again. His mother wisely sympathised with him, and agreed that he should not again come under the authority of such,a man. In commenting 'on the whipping to his mother, Frank uttered a mild "cuss" word, and for this mother promised .and. gave him a whipping. . This nearly broke his heart, and he plainly told her it would Jba-ithe last whipmugl-fihft—should—jxzqz--1 inflict upon him. ' . . " . I That night he bade his mother goodi bye, kissed her affectionately, packed up his belongings, and; with aoaol. "gold, piece and about thirty cents in his pocket, left the house. He has not seen his mother since. :

He' worked his passage on a boat, to New Orleans, and in course of time | drifted to New York and into Wall street, - in which neighbourhood he has since made his individuality felt and grasped' sundry situations and dollars. - ■ ; The strangest part of his story is that, through all his trials and privations he never found it necessary to spend the original gold piece with which he left home. He is now seventy-one years old, and as hale and hearty as it is possible for a man of his age to be, and he has that coin still in his possession, and treasures it more than anything he owns. But he is not avaricious, and, while he kept the 5d01., he spent the thirty cents.

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How a New York Millionaire Made His Way., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2436, 9 June 1890

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How a New York Millionaire Made His Way. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2436, 9 June 1890

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