Great Fortunes, and How They Were Made eBook

This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 694 pages of information about Great Fortunes, and How They Were Made.

Birth—­Intended for the Romish priesthood—­How he was induced to come to America—­Arrival in Halifax—­Comes to the United States—­What came of a shilling—­Employment in Boston—­Reaches New York—­Attempts to establish a school—­Becomes connected with the press—­Success of his Washington letters—­Services on the “Courier and Inquirer”—­Leaves that journal—­Removes to Philadelphia—­Establishes “The Pennsylvanian”—­Ingratitude of his political associates—­Returns to New York—­Establishment of “The New York Herald”—­Early difficulties of that paper, and how Bennett surmounted them—­The first “Herald” office—­A determined effort to succeed—­First numbers of “The Herald”—­How one man carried on a newspaper—­A lucky hit—­The first “money article”—­The office burned down—­The great fire—­Bennett’s reports of the disaster—­Success of “The Herald”—­His first advertising contract—­Increasing prosperity—­The journal of to-day—­How it is conducted—­The new “Herald” office—­Bennett’s pride in his paper—­Personal characteristics—­His independence.


Robert Bonner.

Birth and parentage—­Emigration to America—­Becomes a printer—­A first-class compositor—­Engaged upon the “Evening Mirror”—­The “Merchant’s Ledger”—­Bonner purchases the paper, and changes its name to the “New York Ledger”—­The new literary journal—­Predictions of failure—­Bonner confident of success—­Engages Fanny Fern to write for him—­A handsome price for a story—­Wonderful success of the “Ledger”—­Skillful advertising—­Popularity of the paper—­How Bonner silenced the critics—­“Edward Everett writes for the ‘Ledger’”—­How Bonner treats his contributors—­“Henry Ward Beecher writes for the ‘Ledger’”—­Immense circulation of the paper—­The new “Ledger” building—­Private residence of Mr. Bonner—­His stable—­His love for horses.



John Marshall.

The model American lawyer—­Birth and early life of John Marshall—­A devoted father—­Early education—­The young patriot—­Troubles with England—­Marshall becomes a soldier—­The “Culpepper Minute Men”—­Marshall’s popularity in the army—­Finishes his law studies—­His journey from Williamsburg to Philadelphia—­Commences the practice of the law—­Elected to the Legislature—­Establishes himself in Richmond—­The power of a powdered wig and velvet coat—­Marshall’s services in the Virginia Convention of 1798—­Becomes the champion of Washington’s Administration—­Refuses public honors—­Is made Minister to France —­Public reception in New York—­Elected Member of Congress—­His memorable speech—­Enters the Cabinet of President Adams as Secretary of State—­Is made Chief Justice of the United States—­His record—­His “Life of Washington”—­Personal characteristics—­His generosity—­William Wirt’s pen and ink sketch of him—­His

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