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The day book. [volume] (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, July 13, 1912, Image 25

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And he holds a world's record
for wealth.
For he is the richest Indian in
the world. Lon Hill is a full
blooded Choctaw.
Lon didn't get his money from
if the government, as most of the
rich Indians got theirs. He made
it. He began at the bottom, rais
ing cattle in Indian Territory,
and has accumulated his millions
by sheer business ability.
Early in life he decided that he
must be educated if he must win.
So he put himself through the
University of Texas-and the law
school of the University of of Vir
ginia. For years he practiced law. But
' he did only fairly well. Ten years
- ago, at the age of 43, he was still
a long way from success.
Her went to Brownsville. He
landed there a widower with 8
children and no other assets. He
was even a little in debt, about
$200. But he had a scheme in his
head.
He leased a deserted hotel and
opened it. He got options on
thousands of acres of semi-arid
valley land at $1 to $1.50 an acre.
Then he laid a railway scheme
before B. F. Yoakum, head of the
.'Frisco road. Yoakum saw the
( possibilities and agreed to build
the road that Hill wanted.
Hill went back to Brownsville
and organized irrigation com
panies. -"-The railroad was built The
ditches were dug. The land blos
somed like the rose. And most of
it was Lon Hill's land.
Lon Hill now owns some 300,-
000 acres of Texas land with a
vast amount of other property,
and is blossoming into 'a philan
thropist He has proved conclusively
that an Indian can hold his own
with the foxiest of the whites at
their own game.
ANSWERS
Grace asks: Can you please
suggest something that will make
patent leather bright after it has
become dull. I have, tried vaseline
and white of tgg, but neither has
any effect. Sweet oil or olive oil
forms a good dressing for patent
leather. Apply oil with small
piece piece of flannel and then
polish the leather with a soft
cloth.
What will remove grease spots
from tan shoes? E. G. Gaso
line takes grease out of the sur
face of leather. Rub it in well,
after having brushed all the dirt
and dust off the shoes.
I spilled water on a green silk'
dress. It spotted. I tried alcohol,
but it didn't do. I. L. G. Equal
parts of alcohol and ether spong
ed onto the taut silk with thick,
dry pad of cotton under the stain
ed part is often used to remove
spots from silk. But if the dress
is too good to make tests upon I
advise you to send it to a cleaner,
especially as you have already
made an experiment unsuccess--fully.
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Beware of judging hastily; it is
better to suspend an opinion than
to retract an assertion.
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