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THE REPUBLIC: SUNDAY. JULY 13, 1902.
COLONEL HILLS'S PICTURESQUE LIFE OF ADVENTURE,!
SU 7hea t reus eld. cssplard u a
mlH hand In New Tork.
X3-XlafUman on the Alleghany. Res
cued from the rirsr by friendly Xa-
ft 1 i.
i guerreotype made soon
j j West from New York
The life of Colonel Charles S. Hills, cap--ittallxt.
whose death occurred a few weeks
pwgo, was replete tvith adventures, perhaps
tha most thrllliosr of which occurred after .
rhe had risen from poverty, had passed A
.lionalre. This wv.s In 1&S2, when he was
- jjnafclnc a tour of the world
In Jerusalem he stumbled Into a crypt
L-eontalnter hundreds of corpse Gropta his
way oat of tue place l.e found himself In
a jncsiue bere the Moslems were pray-
t-Vg, Upon aiscovennp Colonel liliu. a mob
pfwlth murderous Intent set upon him. and
ita. his fiicht il'iongh tho streets he fell ntu
ra weQ, from r hi li he v:ax floaJly rescued
gjjy Tarlclsh so dlers.
t- The result of that experience was an ill
ftSJ which produced puralysla, and for
twenty years, up to the time of his .Itath.
rbe was wheeled about in an lnvaHd's chair.
kEo Eever houeer. permitted his condition
ito blight his .. "iress energy cr to aQct
.Ills cood humor
la ISC when S years of age. "Charlie"
tUlQj was emploed as a "mill hand" In
2zhfi rfta7n fnntnrv nf Via fothAi In tli
fltottQtweatern part of New York dtate. At
L3S, barefooted, he trudscd acr.f the coun-
Jrsry to Ullnoia. There he worked as a palnt
r. carpenter and timber cutter.
Two years latfr. In 1HS. ho had accumu
latd'tnoach to purchase an or teazn. with.
whlch he droc to Wisconsin,, In the forests
fjkt that State he wielded the ax for several
-Tears. "When Government lands were opnod
'-in Kansas Hiila went there and became a
Dog His Only Companion
''in Kansas Wilderness.
For more tlun a year he lived In the Kan
sas wilderness with a dog as his only com
panion. Only twice In that period did he
JBCO a human being. After clearing the t!m
ber, he built a abln and began to raise
crope. Otter scatters settled near by dur
ing the next few jears. and when the vil
lage of Cottonwood Palls was founded
Sills became the principal merchant nnd
In 1S5S he was appointed Postmaster atj
Cottrawood Fa!l3. the first and only Gov-
ernment pcf.tlon he ever heM. except as :.n
officer in tho Union Army In the Civil War
ile entered that conflict aB a private.
Then hi became a Ueutenant in the Em
porta Home Guards. At the close of the
etrnggle he was Lieutenant Colonel, com-
standing the Kixteenth Kansas Infantry.
During the siege of Mobile he was brevetted
Colonel f6r bravery.
Immediate after hostilities ceased
Colonel Hills came to St. Iouis and headed
the Ann of Hills. Pericy Ji Pierce, whole
sale grocers, on Second street, near Wash
ington avenue In 1S89 he puri-h.jse.1 an In
terest in thp Cathn Tolacco Company and
helped to bj-ld up the business from a Email
plant to a mammoth instuuikir la lhOi,
exactly th:rt jeara fter he 'iter;d the
firm, the cotr.p-i.j void out to the rust for
a sum estimated to have been vral mil
lion dollars. "-,oucl Hlli was vice pren
dent and msnag .- and cae ot the principal
owners. Thi. -!c marked l.is retirement
In marvcl-us fontrast to the lo cabin in
a Kansas wi v .usic the home which hla
"widow now -f i.i is at Ko. Si Linden
boulevard. It is c greet s;onc and inirLle
ptructuro. br t.l.y spuotiiteil and filled
(erith exquis" i ; t.earurcs
A.dventim in tl.o 3Icsj: m
Jnai-ters of Jerueaiem.
Among hi- j.trs Cotes! Hills left the
fpsclal Oorrcs?-' Oeace of Tfce L-..--.J.. iccvaull;
Ixjndan. Ju. ! -Then, ci-ncs into tho
Jjort of Huh troiu u.t tv ..jic a proud
looklng, armor-p.aaJ arth:p. with a
record that the Plying iutctman" might
envy. Her nan e u the Su.e na.i. ami in
stead of grinnbig guc the car.-ica iwiutuo
and mutton. Her grim armor U ciate-d with
yea-green pain. ? a dull saacc. and her
ence-rapid wai enginet, cany her at a
She was bull on the Clyde seme yean.
so, fcr the S-,a;..h Navy, and since tn-ui
baa had ono cf the most eicit.ng bUn.br.ES
on record, cha -,l.-ig her name each time.
She was soon .-1. a through tho hull by a
BIoroca gun!)o--. whereupen Spain sold
fcer cs a cheap Job-lot to tho Chile Navy,
and aho went to douth America and trained
the whole Cuilo llect in gunnuy. Then she
wca stolen by tho revolutionary leauer.
Stcdriguc: of Clilie. who nunnad her and
sank two of the rival party cruisers with
her. Ho renamed her the Vue'lpe. Then
SodriEUM went for a patrol In her. and
sank the British brig A voce t on suspicion
cf "Jtouegllng wcaiionr The BrttUb Govern
ment steppad In promptly, and the Vuelpe
nai seised by two Hntlsli crulscroi and
taken to Jamcl- a Bha was put up for auc
tion, bought bj an American, who re
ccrlstcncd h--r the Pcilu Ule, und put her
to a littla n.Ici's.cnng "n Cuba, where aha
was peppered l.er ou f-Iend, Spain, but
escaped. Sho turf a up sgiln as the Prince
Suport. nnd let nertei, put to Nicaragua
for fl,KO a rnotth, and was ua:d to bom
bard Ban Diego There abe got into trouble
with Britain cursln, and finally was sold
to c XUo ntrrchatit, Mr. Belba, who turn-id
ber into a cargo tramp, and now her once
blood-atainod decks cover west potato
ts4 fromn meet.
Kipllr.g bwed hie powerful atory, "The
Derll aad thp Uetp Sea," on tha record of
t extraoTditiary bad character" of a ves
sel recently sunk, the steamship Penne-fctak-i.
She wss built for a grain ship.
. tradlna; between this country and ths
mates, but soon found tho trade too slow.
H guerreotype made soon after He came i 2 ,t - JfnmWMml'JlSB i-f- w - vJSsfc" ' PCf A ' I " ":
H m--m I
UW TYaDcsd barefooted oott tb eSs
tana from. Mew Tork te IHtoaU.
TTorfcad as & painter and sarpeatcr.
Bes tots bun cart to WUooaafei
tad became a timber ootter.
-j , Hi-fi I i'hi;-fi ?
after Hi came
frillnwlr. eortlITf of Tit m.rf.nf tr v
iloslra. quarters of Jerusalem:
I .,, L fr"",ea ""f '"e nar
ff1 J w,"8.,0: esently
. 1!,Knt "d, heart vclcM- T
"I r roped alone; the dark streeU. reallrlce
I saw a feeble
Then the cnawn
I of perdition began to swarm around me.
jostle a gal nit ar.d gradually force rse to
xvard a ruined stslrway. at the foot of
which I could dimly discern a doorway. 1
could not understand their Jargon, but I
understood their motive, which was prob
ably that of murder
"Desperation lent vvtnss to my feet; I
made for the stairway and pushed at the
pencil of light. The door opened; and I
found myself In an Immense edifice, which
at first glance I took to be the Church of
the Hoi" Eepulcher.
"Suddenly a turbancd horde began to
throns toward me. I realized then that I
! ad hurried into the Mosque of Omar, to
enicr nnicn at mat hour was aeatn to an
'intldel' a Christian doc. My next impulse
vas to escape from this new and unlooked
"I dashed through an opening to the east
and suddenly fell headlong into a deep ex
cavation partly tilled with water. I finally
managed to get out of the inky hole
while the Moslems came up with lanterns.
They did not know which direction I had
taken upon emerging from the musque.
Climbed Narrow Ledge
to a Tower.
"Upon a near-by wall I discovered a flight
of steps. These I climbed, and crawllns
upon hands and knees along the narrow (
ledge came to a tower, which barred
progress. UeJow. the mob howlc'd. Kee;
as close as possible. I crawled back, think
ing that at any jnoment a ray of light
thro'.wi upward would reveal my presence.
"In on angle of the wall I fojnd a tair-
way ,cn,llnS t0 J1 suuierram-an passage
i",s l ff """ ""- "s- oou.m.
door, which I opened. My clothing a
soaking wet. and the cold was Intense.
Sheer exhautlon. however, raused me to
drop to the stone floor, where I lay. I dozed
a little, until the stench became unbear-
j a. ,
I 17. s in a crpi a dark, moldy pas
sage hllrd with the dead.
"I stumbled out. and In my confusion
paEFed into a gate where Moslems were
praying, while others formed a skirmish
line, pokinsr Into corners where the
thought I might be. My situation war still
desperate. Put I saw them first, and. stiff
as I was. began another run for It thibugli
"It should be remembered that In tlil-c
ouarter of Jetsalem the first stories of ail
the houses are used as stables, in wnlcli i
are kijh ine uoniieyi. anu oiutr uomrstic
Deluge uf Itaiii Washed
Debris Into GuttM-.
There is but one gutter, which Is in the'
center of the streets, wh.rh rise and fall
precipitously, -The deluge of tain which
was faliing had washed the ilebrW front th
lilthy placet. Into the gutter. It was a
"Slipping .nrt stumbling, bump'n into
dead .a Is. Lut keepipg ,r.. ai! tne .v.nu-.
.'or it as e ease ,f I.fe and dtath. I nr.l
iy rao to the Street of dorrjvis. along
which Christ was led to Calvary. Street
MANY JM AMES. I
She vanished, and turned up sudJenly tn
tin- Matt j.s the Kelpie, where rhe ry
uJ g-t ii"" trouiilc with the British Gov
ernment for -smuggling arras Into the Per
sian Gulf. She slipped away, not an hour
too soon to escape capture, and. being
"wanted" badly. he appeared next as a
German vessel on the South American
coast, palnttd rust-red, and renamed the
1 lie usual it..a;l-.- 1 In full swing,
and s-he did a trade i-,r .. ... ..-, L, re
storing -.olliical exiles who haJ ukucj to
move withamong others Da Vinci, John
Ramsey and the famous fighting President
Lavenero. P.y this time there were three
separate nations clamoring for the blood or
the "Pennebanke. and she vanished utterly,
turning up on the other side of the world in
a suit of galley-green paint, rechrlstenea
the Shah-ln-Shah. There she turned her
attention to a l.Ule pearl poaching, and did
very well till a fast Spanish gunboat caught
her and plumped a shell through her engine-room.
Sbe was taken to port a cap
tive. But her crew actually managed to
tinker up the wrecked engines on the quiet
and got her away, but she was soon after
wards aunk by a cyclone off the Malay
A Very cheery and versatile ship was the
Chyan-Porth, which is a good Cornish
name and a pity to change. She was bunt
for a very odd purpose to carry goats be
tween the Pacific Islands, with what other
produce she came across. But this was too
tame, and sbe presently entered on a little
quiet piracy, without bloodshed, and looted
tho island of Pygang.. Thereupon both
BrlUali and German cruisers started to
look for her among the maze of islands;
but by that time she rejoiced In the name of
tha Clan Ogllrle, and was dclng some quiet
trading la the near East, unknown to au
thority. Mostly aha carried Moslem pil
grims. When this grew uninteresting she
appeared once more, very much altered in
appearance, and calling herself the Vllle de
Graney, on the Western coast of ths States,
where she did big business in shipping un
dutled spirits between the coast States and
IWI Wn 'l to Karris as a sjqnattsev"
Ua-tiTl for a nu In the wltfaraesa
with a to tot his eoxaptsioa. Only
, raw htrmin bdags on two oocastoTia
Traded for a stars at Cotton Tills,
lights were burning d!in!y. nnd I dencried
a Kale the Damascus gate to the city.
"L'nderncatb I foucd a body of Turkish
soldiers. lOtcping on their guns. I roused
one of the guards and let him know my in-
f li. v-r' ItfVissssstr. iflmA iV" III:..-.- Ffti -- - . . .?, 3V I ' rueni trc o mrrc t 1000
I Si l"! lit MHN 'IfJfWk f yfl:-" -i aje. ' $t&-73sl s "iVii I v.rirtiuco iiiuuo i . ino- I
V 1 I VfJKft Jftllwl tsSlll'i "' . "' ' fs 'Si'' -S ( y J b- "br-itm; rtieneor itb Tt a ai"' j J.
niy I tentlons were peaceable by e Ippic? a Turfc
Irg ; irh oin Into lus hand. I v..s . tM.-urt
to m hotel. .l c:ghts adventure resulted
In AiHjnan fever and brought on paraisls,
from which I have suffered ever since."
Colonel Mills's father and mother were
both of Puritan stork. Inheriting the sturdy
lrtu hon. tv and frugality of thtlr an
cestors. Hlr f.ither vetlleil in Kim Ctvek
Valley. It tho southwestern art of N'es
York. In what v.a thci: known a the Hol
land purchasi . Whrn Charles was born, in
If. the sett'ers livid in log cabins In the
forest. In his family record Colonel Hills
wrote as follows:
"My fathes's early life was spent mostly
In a woolen factory In Massachusetts, which
the fortune of the War of lil" lost to the
. family. In the new country, therefore, he
! icfi the clear.nc of the forest to Hurdler
' band:, and Utllt a small woolen mill on
the banks of a little creek. Here th
r.eigiibom briught their cloth, i began
'working In the faetor when 1 was 8 years
old. jilrxlng wool, reading cloth and turn
ing the i-iiearlng inaeJi.iie.
i . .
j MuiIiimI lllf Jilllle
I and Ueiid Sbaketijieare.
I "My cvtnlngs were ieal in study.
i principal teKtbixki w-eru tbo ISible. Shakes-
pcare and Plutar-ii's "Ives.' 'Jr.ct when
I was 12 father gave me my firm vacation,
taking me on .-- iumlx-r wagon to the New
York State fair at ItufTalo.
An Incident of tho-e daj. which Cojonl
Hilte often related with .-v.dent rel'sti enn
oetnrd liw nlgl.tc-!' the Iirejoys:
"111"' vere x lmat fail.y. aHd vyry
poot." h" sawl. "One pair of trosiKer. .)!.!
servk-e- for tour !. turn altout. And tht
had wore fum .-..! jtian any other family In
Mexico. The hue-and-cry was raised, and.
as uitual. with iwa day' start of her pur
suers, she cleared once more, and actually
reapj .-.sored a p rhartireil ssel carrying
fish frtm the Nc.-tti Sea trawlers to I-uti-don.
This t!IJ not lun long: and little
later, as the fchan ohl. the carrteit a
band of lleVbaii hlli-i-M.-r-- to the West
Coast of Af.lea. and wo ouflscatld and
broken up By the Heijlan G-vernniei:.
It was sheer luck and daring that pulled
the many named steamship I-ot-agunJu.
Lullt at Belfast, out of so many light
places. She was, unfortunately, always do
ing something that some nation didn't like,
nnd. like the rest of her tribe, found tho
tramping ttade slow, and launched on the
odd business of poaching timber a very
paying trade. She raided the American
coast ports, and when the Stales became
angry and started on her trail she removed
henselr quietly, changed her name to the
Um Fjord, and spent the summer in taking
the timber from the woods in Iabrador.
The result was that Britain and the
States were both anxious to place their
hands on her. but she vanished once more,
and arrived on the Norwegian coast, to
tally disguised, as the "Walfisch," and did
some salmon-netting at the mouth of the
rivers, taking her catches to Rotterdam.
This is a gold mine of wealth, but one ab
solutely banned by Norwegian law. and
very properly. The "Waiasch" did not
wait to signal good-by, but laid the miles
over her shoulder till she came to the
Azores, when she did a little peaceful frnlt-carrying-
to Bremen, as the "Manitoba."
After that sbe bad the effrontery to let
herself to a French syndicate to be used
as a tripping steamer for holiday cruises
around the Brittany coast, visiting also tho
British south-coast porta. When tbe holi
day season was at an end. being apparently
tired of quiet pursuits, she went to the Gold
Coast for a freight of stolen ivory as the
Tour Brothers." but ran herself ashore,
and was looted by natives, tha crew being
murdered. As she belonged to no nation,
being, of course, unregistered, there was no
claim made or vengeance taken. Her own
er, who was also master, lost his life with
the rest of the crew.
The most slippery -rescel that ever
ploughed the sea was probably tha
Thames-built "Mantis." which, after two
years of the Odessa gTala trade, waa hired
In jVtHjrian fever and brought on paraiil. the spare room and irlped their han.l "on ", h I PWgWMWWWWWWeWBWBalelaaeleeeBiBewii iwi j j ,.
Culonrl Hills's fatlirr ami mother were ! frrrnl to hv th ehMrfal ranllall.t siir. ri-C7r,. i. ..mii-i-., i t ill ll-". . i . I I ! i Lli--1 "-i! 1 1 1 II Li" !II11 IfJ" 4IIH YTi
Saa Sbc&od yrtndpaDr "
ss do UeSea .jtcs
cf tha Tenth JTaiiM X
fsmtrjr. Cam ta St. Xtf-iis sssi s
I I I I I I li i
the nolland Purchase. I mention fftts be
caute they borrowed our clothes and pre
vented us from going to the funerals. My
mother was more unselfish than her chil
dren, and so the Lovcjoys frequently got
every Sunday suit we had la the house."
The Methodist quarterly meetings and
visits of tho Presiding Elders, who slept In
the spare room and wiped their hands "on
tht top of the towel." were humorously re
ferred to by the cheerful capitalist, sur
rounded by rcngenial companions. In his
handsome mansion. whtncer he recalwd
tho days of !Uh south.
In IMS' olnnei liliia made an effort t)
Join gi.bl reekers mi a trip to c.i.lto n!a.
He was thn 15 years old. and his parent,
as ht expressed It. "nipped the llan n
the bud." A year later. hower. he re
solved upon and carried out another .tit
venture, becoming a raftsman on thf AN
ghacy Itiver. which flowed not far from his,
Not atified with jliort trlp. the youth
stcured passage to Plttsb"ir, by piling
shingles aboard the raft. n tho ttl; the
river roe from a rainstorm, the raft be
came lodged In the trees, and the .rew.
Hills among them, was rescu.d by f lenly
Indlans. who put out from the banks in
He returned home from this trip. Hut a
year later started for ltivcr". Ill He
wa.ktd most of the way.
J low I lo Karned :i
Living Among M ranger.. x
The trip ehau-t.d hU fur. 'a. He fl-st
visited an une'e. who he liaii expected to
asit him in finding woik.
"Hut the lsest I gat wu a swuli.'' Cjljn.l
Hills say In his :iiry. I tappos- that ii
the end It ii! I me good I remained In II I
vfalfre. doing any kind if work Ihn-im.
to hand vwnnteri.ig. lulltiu on sh'ngl a j
ami painting signs.
"I r;niember having painted a s ga Ii)
at a huge price by a Spanish syndicate as
a regular blockade runner during the
! Spanish-American War. She earned fiiox)
I during the sVrt perod of fhe war. at the
I cost or a few holes shot through hir snioke
j stack, and was noted as the most hmc-
t-siji utotxatte .miner m teconi. Her
crew Mtrc a" ,3!-ssrow and Greenock men.
Then she disappeared for six month, but
turned up as the "Vital Spark." on the
-uHHtH ot New Guinea and Northern Austra
lia os a bird poacher nowadays a flourish
ing business-, for the price of skins for Paris
hats ban gone up largely, since bird de
sl ruction on this coast has been forbidden.
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tht top of th towI." wre humorously re- i 3 l . TTT. .. ........ j, .. "5 ;
'STONEWALL" JACKSON'S TEMPERANCE..
TTniTTEN FOIl THE SUXDAT nBTl.T5I.IC.
General Bradley T.' Johnson of Virginia
tells the following story of General "Store
wall" Jackson's reason for his well-known
extreme temperance habits:
"Shortly after the battle of Sharpsburr.
September 17. ISO," ald General Johnson,
General Jackson sent for me to corac to
his headquarters near Charlestown, In what
is now "West Virginia. I went, and h
arked me to stay all night
"Before supper Hunter McGulre. his med
ical director, took me to his tent, whero he
produced a canteen of applejack, and then
we went into the mess tent. We had three
turkeys for supper. 'Moved and seduced by
ths Instigation of the deril as they cay la
the old Indictments for murder and stilt
more by the appleJack-McGulre and I en
tered into a lively discussion of the evils of
drinking. Alcohol we declared to be the
bane of the human race. We hated it. the
taste of It. the effects of It were abhorrent,
and we could not understand how reason
able human beings could befuddle their
brains and paralyze their nerves and mus
cles by the use of It. 01a Jack sat silent
and solemn at the head of the table. At
last he broke In:
'I differ with you. gentlemen. I like the
tano fttua How Tork to IHtacSa
tared business as head ef tha waola-
Je grocery ana ef HTTa Pester
-N tc v 1 1
which I placed my own signature as the
artist. in bigger letters than I used for
thj storekeepfr. Of course. I had to
paint it over again."
At HelvWere young Hills secured an ox
team aixl drove to Wisconsin. whre he
cut timber until the news came .that lands
In Kansaa had bfrn opened for settlement.
Thlc le-.i him down Into that State, where
be "wmatted" upon a cl&rtn.
"In the cabin which I hid btillt my orly
compan.t was a cur dog I toleratnl him
for arVlf. tho'iRli hl rheracter was away
! I' jur: be stole evcr-thlng he could, and
always wore a sneaking look, tine day hit
gobbled up even thing 1 bail In my barrel,
which w used for a cupoo.ird That jkt
inrmanre settled the dog I exeo-itd him
pioni:l In thai year (IS3T I only aw
human beings twice."
coionei IIIIIk briefly referred to a fight
with persons ho attempted to "Jump" his
and the blnl of paradise is extremely rare.
Wh.n this became too dangerous th
"Vital spark" put I vea. onlv to turn ap
-.- mr Jiannoi -n tnc slrtelly iirf.sTVeil
sas of Noitbejst Russia Hre h? s't hr- '
eir to staling, j.n.1 raided the famous e.il i
"io;kri( of . rixuew 1 ,,r.,l ,, M ,,, ,n ,, I
they have irever ie.-overid ini - The
pcacLr. being brought to by a I'.os.ihii guu
'nit. actually started to n;ht. Sh- would
..-..... mie i.itn unK. tor Ik- only car
ihsl a rt.uufe of Maxims, but a fog came I o
her aid. and she escaped. Notnlng else
SS$wlt.ha,vp aYr,J"r- Hnally. as the
" hlle Queen." s-he broke hr hack on a
sandbank, nnd was broken up at Hako
date last year.
taste and the effects of It, both. That's the
reason I never touch It
"Tableau! And I never knew to this day
whether lie was not quizzing us; whether
he did not see from the voluble tongue and
.brightened eyes what was the cause of our
"McGulre always insisted that be was
dead In earnest, and had no idea of a Joke
anywhere at any time."
When Ethel Pongs.
lithe, gesticulated grace j
And creamy waves of filmy laeet
Attitudes the Grecians knew,
The lOTely dreams of poets, too.
Euch fancies ia the picture trace.
Flushing: roses brine; to view.
In moisture bathed, as with the dew.
The rare expression of her face.
When Bthel pings.
Each triumph adds a deeper hoe
She sweetly ekes to score a few.
But. missing Just within aa ace,
There swift ensues a different case.
The world is sad and glnia aad bins
When Ethtl pongs.
fJ--Pupoaaoaan btareo tat a CfccBs
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Jerosalem. ho was attacked br a
VortcHi mob. Ten into a well and
II estaiaed Injuries which made him a
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MrA Charles S Hills.
Nor0n." Lindel! Boulovar-I
1 claim, easing; that n ene occaiJon O sa
j old musket had not failed to fire, he would
not have been left to tell th tala.
Ilecame a Country Merchant
and llorse Trader.
The nearest store was at a place which
afterwards took the name of Cotton Wood
Palls. Hills, after tha first year, frequently
walked there, a distance of twenty-eight
miles. Business Instinct told him that the
Increasing tide of Immigration to the West
would make a mercantile business profita
ble, so after having secured a clear title U.
his land claim, he traded for a store.
"The store pakl fairly well." the Colonel
recorded In his diary, "bet I mads more
money trading horses Westward-bound
fo!k3 would get there with their nags worn
l-Sold out to the Tobacco Trust and
retired, a millionaire, hie home. No.
KW3 IJndell boulevard, belnr ooa of
the handsomest In the West.
The death of Colonel XX11U occurred a Sew
rat. Z woq3 bwss) eKs si
and get one much better after he was zsst
ed. Then I was postmaster an honor, et
coarse, as tbo office only paid about U
cents a month."
In lfc he entered the Catlin Tofcaoo
Company, whose growth from a small plant
to an industry which sold out in lS9t, for
sjveral ra!IU:n dollars, is recent histOTT.
Colonel Hills was a factor In the sp
bulldlnc of the enterprise. Just as h putt
ilgor Into everything with which he was
In the horns left to his family, at No. SW5 :
"Jndrll boulevard, are many treasures. And
a lth the books and object ot art. then
hovers the memory of a kindly, charitable)
man. whose frankness and good humor un
dir all conditions won many friends.
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