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in R 2J DESERET EVENING NEWSo I 19r 121
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= = = SATURDAY JULY IT 1807 SATI IjAKE CITY UTAH
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GHAT WITH HETTY GREEN
Duslnoss Woman Talks About Herself
Worlds nichost
World
foe and M < noy Manors
Chemical BadIlDw She LoolaAs and Talks
lDrkIADpiA
is
1It Gmus Business IolllanGives Som of the SeIS
She Freame a
11ow
SlIt TIlls ali says Heaven u the Only Safe Place for Investments
lJatiur
I 1 lDnt dlucatwn and flow She
olIdly crecni HaMsIIer Quaker f
l ° unn Trials and Troubles of an American 11 ire Is Iler Am
jgnslO t II So1llsr F e ri rcir as is Ara Ell
bJ flint O Carperidr
It I Naws
SE11 YORK City July l4th 1897
RS Hetty Green
was In her office inV
the Chemical Na
Iooal Bank hen 1
V called upon her
one daY this week
I lIetty Green II said
I to be the rchet wo
I woild
I I man In the
Her wealth II elli
1 I mated at from forty
I < to filly million dol
lars At 5 per cent
9 hr income must
a dajor more than ft ante
overlSoooa f
itrute dy and night year in anti year
L Her property il oC many klad and
Investments stand out like great
ckles no the fac of the United Slats
oCn octopus her nlOrt
ph me grip hoer
01 tbe most valu
some
race
em
IIle Its properties oC our bi itigest cities be
and
Francisco
ten lJcslon aaJ San
dollars 01 Into ber from every part
Jntrybt een Maine and Texas
If Ihe country ajidlrais
railroads and steam oats in mines of
IId coal and iron m the telegraph and
jphone her stocks cover all kinds of
operty and almost every variety of
Justry The greater part of this vast
rallh Is line lo her o n talcnls and she
iraEOUallhersell She bad benat
when I met
ot lor more than an hour
itlhe bank at n oclock jesterday
crniD and it wal an hour more be
irtshecoiild e t rid of the men who
me present ul lth business mitten by
itvious appointments before she could
me
I HERE HETTY GREEN DOES COSINESS
Diinnz part of this time I waited for
ilitis her piwale office in the bank U
cot tin to net access to this office
itiiaparlol the bank oi kv His
wiy one corner ol file big room in
rib the cashier tellers and clerks
mntd Up m i gilded I cages carry on one
ihj biggest catkins businesses ol the
United States Hetty Greens corner is i
lighted from the roof At one side she Is
fenced oil by H Ions walnut desk such
as banker me for sorting bank notes or
paper and on the tpposite side Is the
win The space between forms the of
fice It is i not as wide as the ordinary
alley and all the furniture in it won
not bring fifteen dollars at auction
I here ale two little wi nut desks In the
office One 01 l these has a flat top It
is here that Mrs Green stenographer
and typewriter a pretty young woman of
about eighteen years of age sits The
other desk is Jlelty j Greens It Is a
small roller top afiair with a set of draw
ers runuiux on one tide from the tibia to
t ic floor Toe desk i > I judge about
three feet wide and the pigeon holes
u iihm it are bluffed with pipers Upon
the topi lies Mrs Green s bonnet and
capejust as she has thiown them there
on cc minI into tits office and upon the
riekls the 5ltel pen with which if she
WIStH th6 can sign checks Cr millions
TLcre Is little a gn oC comfort or luxury
about this little office Were Mrs
I Gie n and her secretary not present you
would not imagine that it belonged to a
omn lliercisnotatola cushloa
flora rocking chair in sight The fur
elixirs uhich Ijnn the only furniture in
addition to the desks and a tab e me
straightb ickcd cnneSialed 1 ores such
as are used in ether pails ol Ihe bank
I here 14 i no titling crochet work lo b
seen and the only feminine signs visible
are Mrs Greens bonnet and cape and
six p MS each at least IHO inches long
inch are probably tote used for fasten
papelf together Upon the table I is
a ngJ about eighteen inches i bluaie and I
afoot deep 01 just about file size of I
those in which a grocer keep soap I
Thi Lox Is of tin painted blaoc and as
you look IOU think of the leaden casket
of Portia In the Merchant ol Venice
It is Mrs Green box for valuable
papers and though its outside Is but
homely tin1 doubt not that there areA
millions in it
A CHAT WITH HETTY GREEN
I wish I could show you Mrs Green
as she chatted with ms after her Los I
ness callers had gone She is I a far dif
lerent woman than the one you know in
the newspapers She makes me think
of one of tIe good old mothers whom
you will find by the dozen In almost any
country town n woman who Ins brought
up a family i and done it I al le I do who I
now in her j sixties nllho Jgll her life has
nllhOJfh b1a1
been a hard one Is 1 I Eli 1 in tympathy
with humanity and U i ready to battle on
to the close I dont believe a oman
call have a lace like Helty I Greens and
not have a heart prone to sympathy ind
love I Her I eyes are blue and Irk ndly
Her mouth though determlntd has
motherly lines about it and a stroii
chancier shines out of her every feuute
She i still line ojklnr and she must
have been a most bcauil ul girl During
my chat she showed me ome dit > uer
rejtypei taken ol herself when she was
the dauchicr of tbe milllonn re Robin
son In nn unoitentit ous way she lod
me something ol her simple life belme
her father died and how she wn forced
into business I by having to right the big I
gest lawyers oI tire court rl fir her ei
The late costume Mrs Green she wore dresses yesterday very plunly would
not have been out of place upon the
dt
in iotherlyold I lady whom afo I tied to
above Iltr dress waist was of ome
black good trimmed wIth vdvt which
wis rather rmty than new The skirt
nlatk Tt
was a sateen of black spotted 1 wilb white
and upon her head the wore i veil
which was twisted about so as to loot
like a dp Ahhoiiili tin spell four
linguages the words she usd were plain
AnloSaxn and she never hesitated to
call a spade a spade She has a slight
Yankee accent which come I supp se
from her having been raised in Vermont
There was not the slightest affectation
about her I did not see an alum if the
trickiness 112rdnzss or oC the sup leas
character lIually essocialetl ith tl de
sc pitons of her 1 found her in fact
rather modest than anything else
VUIIKEIIETIV CKI1EN GOT HER BUSI
NESS TRAINING
One cl my fit quts ions was as to
v lien she first discovered that she had
bns ness ability She replied
I don it know that I hive much busi
ness ability but sue1 bell nest ability as I
posseS has been developed by the ne
cesiiy of taking cire of my fortune
You see I was not born por Ve have
been lich lor three generation The
house in which I was born in Vermont
had twenttwo room end two bath
rooms an I mv father giandlither mid
grandfather were rich The first
idea that I ever got ol business was from
my grand ather I used to help him In
Ins I correspondence and I absorbed
tome oC his biibincsi methods Still I
had nothing really to do with business
uht I my father died
It was then lint you bejan your
fight with the law yers was it no r
Yes replied Mrs Green It was
that Jilin that has made mea busi
ness woman You see the lawyers tried
to wallow up the estate I let them go
along for a time but I soon saw that I
could Irutt onlv myself I was lorccJ
Into the studying I up of financial mat
ters and I hid to take everjtnmg Into
my own hands I had lo learn step by
step and at the same time to fight my
way in the courts 1 have been tight ng
lor the last thirty Sears and have not
fin shed yet
INIIERITED MONEY IS ONLY A TRUST
But I should think you would get
lired of it Mrs Green I dont see how
any person can Ule more than the In i
come front million dollars Why dont
you stop and crhv your > elfr
I dont know 11 Yoalrsde the womin of
millous I look upoT my properly
largely as a trust t I take care of It on
much the same principle tint you would
take care ol valuable animal were It
left In your charge You sc my fuller
inienlled t idea I that the money which one
Inherited should be given over until
mm shed to the next generation lie
thought that the n who Inherited it 1
tosg1 rhiltr
had the full right to the use of I the in
cone but that he ought not to spend
pelbuitptbi felt 1 This is the way I have I
Ye Mrs Green I said I Dut you I
hive greatly Increased the principal I
You ire said lo be the richest woman In
America How did you make so much
money What are the secrets of your
l
success
1 do not Ihlnk I am the richest wo
man in America replied Mrs Green
It it true I am rich I have been
blessed in my investment and that is
all I dont know that mv fortune Is due
to any fixed principles I only use com
mon Lnso i buy when llnng are low
and nobody wants them I keep them
until they go up and people are crazy to
got them Tint is I believe the secret
of all successml business
THK BEST INVESTMENT
Yes I suppose it is i said I Dut
the thing of it is to know when things
are cbep Where would loU advUu a
person to Invest just now to get the most
outol Investment
I would advise him to Invest in the
other world was the quick reply All
the other things that are offered just
now are mighty uncertain
Dot I doat mean heavenly invest
ments said I 1 mean eaitblv ones
You are said to speculate a great deal in
Wall street and to make money there
Tlut Is I a mistake replied Mrs
Green I never speculate I some
times buy stocks but I buy them as in
vestmntt and not as speculations I
nver buy on a margin
Wrien > ou buy I suppose trou use
your own ju Jgment do I you not
Not altogether was the reply I
advise with my friends very often If
they are all against me I hesitate i good
del I btfore Io 1 in 1 I do the same as to
my law 1 suits If my Ineuds i and lawten 1
rigds I
tf il me there is 1 no chance for me I would
rithtr compromise than take the chance
of suci ceding by fighting
HOW ONE HIGH WOMAN LIVES
The conversation here slanted to AIrs
Greens rapidly for hard work and i I
asked Ier something as to her habits
She replied
I dont believe there U anyone woiks
harder than I do It takes all of my
time to attend to my business I get up
at 8 ocock in the morning and I am at
wok until lite in the evening I am
very careful in my eithg I use the best
01 plain food but avo d knickknack
I avoid sugar and butter for I be eve
they do not agree with me It is not on
the grounds of economy but of lualth
Why I have just come Irom Chicago
While there I stopped at the best hotel
In l the city Icouldluvecatenilonit
eich men and it would lr not have cost
me a cent more but r I confine i myself to I
about three things You see my li ter
ests are such that I have to travel great
deal I have my properly to look after
and every now and then I have a
law suit to attend to I find that things
always go better Allen I am on te
ground
IIBR QUAKER TkAIVINO
You keep VlV OJng lhrouh It all
Mrs Grain sud n I looked at her
brghtejes and noted the clergy and
vivacity with whicn she talked
Yes perhaps I do was the reply
You see 1 never worry ibont things I
am always ready to fight for mv lights
nd 1 do the best 1 can every day as i go
ilong After I have done er turn I II I Fet
the matter droj My business seldom
keep mcmake at night I seep wel 1
and as I hive told IOU 1 eat ear u ly
I attribute my ircedom irom worry large
ly to lIe fact that I nm a Quaker mid
that my father brought ire up
teaching me to Leap myeU well I
in a lund He used to tell me that if I
would learn how to mInage my brAin I
would know how to manage my fortune
I can rrmtmb r when I wits i very snnll
child and lather noticed that I Via out
of sorts about something he would say
Hetty daughter art thee ingrv I II I
replied jes 7hh would I answer Well I
Hetty thee must not spnk lor fifteen
minutes P At the end i f that time he
would ask if I was st 11 angry and if I
replied yes he vvoulJ tell nit not to
speak for an hour At the end of the
hour I in ght be told to keep s lent for
three hours and if I proved still contu
01 I
maciuus I was forbidden to spcik until i
the n xt morning 1 his taught me sell
discipline I learned to holJ myself in
check and the result tint I can now
ue my brims to the best advantage I
have had much experience in courts and
with lawyers They cant make me lose
my head and their cross quesuoning
does not annoy me
HETTY GREEN AND LAWVER CHOATL
411 I think the lawyers know that they
tt r colitinucy
cant worry me Mrs Gieen continued
You remember how Choate catechised
Russell Sage about the cost ol his
clothes in court not long ago lie tried
to make Sage ridiculous i I would like
fni l rtd ke
fn tth tw
to have I seen li m attempt that with me
If he had asked me about my clothes I
should have said Now Mr Choate
if there is anI thing I have on that Mrs
Choate wants or neds I will go into one
of the ante roons here and take it oil
and let IOU hive It All that I ask is
that you leave me enough so that I can
get back home without Anthony Com
stock or the police getting after me I
dont be ieve lie would have asked the
question twice I cant see what busi
ness it is of Choate what I wear or what
Mr Sag wens and it seems to me that
such questions are rather impertinent to
say the lent
INDIAS WIDOWS vs AMERICAS HEIR
ESSES
Your figlt with the lawyers has been
a long I one Mrs Green said I
Yes It has was the reply I have
had an awful time and no one can real
fz how much I hale been persecuted
Why If I were asked whether I would
mkJ
prefeto I have 1 my gobefillurnel
w at I hive gone through or be burned
at the take over Ihere In front of the
city lull I 11h I wculd siy Let her be
burned 1 I here Is no Xrel In the world
br
here women < a n e persecuted ns
here Amcrcis heiresci have a worse
tine than h Indian widows The
wido is or India an Mini themselves on
the liner I pyre ol their husbands If I
they ire lich they ought to be Inppv for
U save them loU of trouble As for
mc Have I been roibcd all mv hfs I
have had my daughter so Injured by the
brutality ol a law > crs 1 nssltint who
threw her agnnsl a safe door that she
can lIwr recover I have Ieen mis
presin 01 1 and abusd in Ihe nevis
ipcrs in the attempt to mll e me out
crazy and lor thirty yes1 have had
to light for every inch of my way YOJ
inv a seen the stories which have teen
lib ishcd about me Many of them are
disscminited by the invvcrj I verily
believe they ould kill me if they were
lot ifr Id of the law 11
Take that story of mvsclf and my
black bag Mrs Green went on I
used to carry a big w tit me > ou know
when I came down here to the olhe I
brought my papers In it for I do i great
deal ol vvorv it my home The law yes
circulated the report that I had a great
teal tat money in that bur I have no
doat but that they thought some ore
m gilt assault me in order to gel posses
lion of it I t At allY rate a policeman
died at the bank one day and told me
that I had better give up carrjinff It and
I have done so
A DUTTON HOLB nOOUET ROM SAN
I KANCfeCO
By the way Mis Green continued
I tot a CUrtouS present the other dAy
from San Francisco lt wisVs alter
my fight with C 1 Huntmgton eon In
Texas I beat him in the courts there
and the tejple I of San FrancISCo were
delUhteJ M mv success One ot them
sent me a 44caliber revolver with n lot
oC ammuniton and a belt 00 that I
could hang it at my waist In the letter
ccompanvjnj the box ihe writer stated
hit this waS a little buttonhole boquet
front he citizens 01 San Francisco and
thai if 1 came out there they would meet
me at the depot 10000 strong and live
would march on together to victory
against Huntington and punish him for
Ins outrageous treatment ol the people
ol the Pacific slope
Till RICII AND TUB POOR
What do you think about rich men
Mrs Green Dont you think they are
to a large extent the cause of the hard
time
timeNo
No I do not replied Mrs Green
I think the chief trouble comes from
the men li the rich and the pojr
It Is the middle men who are causing
the distress They want to arouse a
haIred of the poor against the rich in
order to nuke money out of it Il Is the
middle men who organize the big cor
porations and water the stok and gel
rich men to buy it It is i they also wno
stir up disaffection among thu poor
How about anucnlns
1 have never lound the anarchists
very bu 9 II Mrs Green I have
ju t come from Chicago tits city of an
nrrhiiti The trouble chit the nnarcli
IsH H that they are mid Most of
them t will do Ihe right thing when they
know whit It It Yon may remember
that I had a fuss with some of the an
archists a few years ago It I was when
my boy Ned was jist gradual ng I
am trying to teach him bu < mtss you
know nn J I wanted hin to learn whit Q
it cot to miko a buildin nd what
at1i
went into it In at tint cio lc would
know S1nlthlO vf I lahil a rringage 011
suh a build its wor I I wa pill
ting up a block m Ch cago mil I told
NcJ tier was a chine to learn all
about painting and other work bj I
bought a pair I of overalls l for him gave 14
tb 1 lo II
vk feve
him a brush I aril a keg of wliitn leid
and ircd I n man to teach him to punt
He was laying on the stuir when one of
the onarctlists came to hllll and threat
ened to throw him into the lake fcr Inking
ing the bread out ol the orking mans
mouth I reasoned with the man and
showed him that Ned was not gelling
any money for h s work that the job
hid already been let out b > contract and
that the painters woud get all tnat there
atitnhe
I was m U flu result was that te went
away satisfied
1I IKTTY RLENS AUDITIONS FOB HER
l
SON
What is vonr ambilion for lour son
Mrs Green I asked
141 I have none rep led the woman ot
millions Ail that 1 can ask or hope
Is that he will make an honorable and
upright nnn I would like h m to he
ticright ti
able to manage Ins properly lt and to make
the most of himself and It
IIETTV GREEN AS A NURSII
Nits Greet spoke ol her daughter I
who is an invalid and I whom she sptnds
nlllch tlllle nurlnj Airs Green is very
proud oC her ablllles as a nurse Slid
sue I can taks a patient and nurse him
I quite a < well as these trained nurses ot
toe hospital I I look carp of my father
during ins last illness He died before
0 Iud trained nurses I remember
that I kept a record ol his ten pcral
I ues the times he received nourishment
and he times I gave him medicine I just
a i l the nurse GO nn 1 have often t
nurseJ I people In the hotels I here 1
have been stepping and I dont believe
that I have ev er had It greater pleasure
than seLang mem get well under my
i gse ofe nUur mr
care The secret ol good nursing is
common sense jut as common sense is
tbe secret of money making
HOW IIErrv KILLED TilE WORSt
Common sense it worth more than
doctors sense Mrs Green went on
I remember n cute I had hich lllus
trates this It was my laundress She
hid been working for me for many
years and all at once she became Ick
She tried the doctors but could not
get better bhe thought she had a
worm in her stunuch which crawled up
at eight and ate at her throat almost
cooking her
At last I said that I wou d come
and nurse her I first took her out on
Continued on faft ten
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1H GLEHNUP SHLE Gig 0
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J + + QF BROKEN LOTS COMMENCiNG MONDAY MORNING JUL J y 19
J And continuing tlio balance of the month To make a sweeping clciiiiup of all our Summer Goods xvo have concluded
to cut former prices in two A few of the bargains below among the many OIl sale t t I
Parasols Waists Wrappers 11 Infants Goods t
UDIES WHITE SILK Allour1rsoII7sand1 2 Millinery LADIES Infants embroider 01 I Cah I t
PARASC Iormr price 98 VAISTS 99c L e1Js1Y CALICO WRAPPERS 69 Pel 1 I mere Coat former price 93
1 1 cut
75 to 1J
7
I will go nt former price fi 25 cut to 1 11 6S cut to a t
I L k WHITE 511 K All oC our 1 00 and Ix 2S All of Our LJDlrs t fi Infants emhroidred
Is PARASOLS so cut to refer slIKl IM WJIS1S 75c CALICO WRAPPERS 1 00 n f mr Cot = prlc I 23 t
will oat 500 HATS former price fir 75 now 1 I laoocutt t tl
c ftV LADIJS LACK PEER All oC our 75c Infants embroidered Cash
LESSPARASOLSEER
LESS CUT TO
price Jt PARAbOLSformer 75 cut to 93 Will go at WAISTS 49c I HOISelY mere 12 sO Coats cut to former hl I 47
LADlES Ladle SEAMLESS LACK HOSE and TAN was IN 1 0 C
I LADIFSBLACK PEER All of our 6sc 250 Chlldrnmbroidered
LESS 180 cut to lered
t price LESSPARASOLS 12 co cut tn RI 100 WAISTS 39c Cashmere Coat olmer 87
will 1
at
go price it 3S cut to I
j Ladles BLACK and TAN 1
LADIES SEAMlESS HOSE was 121 Zc I
11 13 PARASOLS 25 cut to former I SI LKI 115 Sailors 33 to 50 PER CENT CDT ace cut to Children Cashmere price Ji 15 embroidered Coals cut to former 1 i 41 in
Very fine WHITE TAPE fr Ladics BLACK and TAN t
LADIES SAILORS former price 125 1 SEAMLESS IIOS was 171C
GLORIA SILK fa oo cut to LtUtl cut to Chlldrell nbroidered
lornierprice f 138 1 3 8 301 Cashmere Cci Cormer 164 1
I I t 1210 cut to I On all Fancy Feathers price 12 7S cut to rfeorfmer C
10 V Best qlllily PANAMA Children nLACK AND r
SAILORS fonnr price 90 9 TAN SEAMLESS IlObE 10C
Corsets 1 50 cut in Flowers Tips Wings wa 15c Cut to Tamoshanters
L F t
I 1 CORSSElD AD UTAH nest Untrimmed Hats Chil I ll AND
CORSrT urAiH quality WALKING Childn JlUCK i 1 SILK TAMOSIIANTERS
urnlOr prices 18 IIATSformer 93 TANSEAMLSS 05 F 1311
4JC CUtt I u IIATSCormrprlce II so st Zll wa 1 5 75 c
cut to wee 250 cut to cut to
r j drens Trimmed and N t
LADIES sac cut form to DRADCORSET E c 23c 2 Fncy cut former to WHITE price SAILORS 50e I 19 Untrimmed Hats Etc 1 OlIdn TAN as 3SC SEAMLESS cut BLACK to HOSE AND 201 Skirts t JJ
f LADIES BLACK AND fir V
1i IIhite DRAB SKIRTS ANDI 25
SUM IER
If CORSET price 1 is 00 cut to
75C cut to ferrite price 43c OUR SPACE IS TOO LIMITED TO QUOTE PRICE ON ALL GOODS BUT OUR OTHER LINES ARE UNDERGOING THE SAME CUT THEY CONSIST OF
11 k 0 ULL Mull RENS 15C IlOODS 2 C and Hoods 48c IIIl I l a11L 1 lJa Glum Laces 9 I Veilings f Rib 0118I 0 Childrens ADIES price DRAI1 ti oo SKIRTS BLACK cut Sailors and lo former AND1 1 > 35 UX ftO U
= = p I TkT17 JU MmXIT C1 o ICME3 TiTC > 7XCa1V I IOC ISC 25C
THE PARIS MILLINERY CO 118 SQ MAIN ST a t
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