INDEX TO THE LEADING ANECDOTES.
Pay or Charge, 445
Paying a " Balance," 392
" A Newspaper Bill, 732
" An Old Debt, 400
" At " Maturity," 327
" By the Clock instead of the Thing, 598
" Government Fishing Bounties, 236
" Notes in Specie, 79
" Off Jack, 355
" The Driver, 756
Payment for News, 713
Peabody, George, Merchant and Banker, of
Peculiar Custom of a Tailor, 713
" Feature in Rothschild's Business
" Management of the Bank of Amster-
Peculiarities of the North-west Fur Traders,599
Pecuniary Anxiety of the Greatest Merchant
in the World, 439
Pedlar Matching a Sheriff, 413
Peep at the Treasure in Threadneedle Street, 91
Peeresses Conducting Banking Operations, 89
Pennsylvania Bonds, 120
^enny Newspapers in America, 708
Pen Portrait by an Old Master, 659
Peremptory Refusal of Hoje and Co. to do
Business with Girard, 134
Perils of Reporting the Parliamentary Debates,
" " Stock Gambling: William Abbott, 537
Perit,- Pelatiah, Merchant, of New York, 37
Perkins, Thomas H., Merchant, of Boston, 50
" " " Deliberate Habits of, 150
Perplexities of Mercantile Correspondence, 693
Perseverance Badly Rewarded, 185
Persevering Traders, 170
Personal Appearance of Stephen Girard, 464
Peter C. Brooks, the Boston Millionnaire, in
Peruvian Loan Infatuation, 546
Phenomena Extraordinary, 319
Philadelphia Clerk and his Bible Mr. In-
glis's Proposal, 670
Philadelphia Young Merchant who was not
Afraid of Girard : the Sequel, 158
Philanthropic Courage of Girard, 512
Philanthropy and Forty Per Cent., 232
Photograph of Wall Street, 286
Picayunes and Coppers, 113
Pictorial Bookkeeping, 671
Pitt, the Insolvent Premier, Insured by his
Coach makers, 637
Placard Printing in Vienna, 717
Placing the Pen behind the Ear, 696
Plan to Ruin the Ancient Firm of Child & Co.
by the Bank of England; its Defeat, 280
Playing a Bold Game, 649
Playing Even, 666
Pleasant History of a Familiar Word, 317
" Parlor Voyages Cupe Wine and Ma-
Pleasantries of Keese, the Book Auctioneer, 572
" Pleasure Excursions," 377
Policies and Tragedies, 642
Politeness in Dunning, 415
Polly Kenton and Girard's Doctors, 476
Polly Kenton's Lard Spculation, 164
Poor Kind of Ice, 593
" Poor Tim Rooney," 643
Porcelain Jars and Low Premiums, 631
Portuguese Diamond Merchant's Bargain with
Philip the Second, 587
Portuguese Pilgrim in the Streets of Venice
Proclaiming its Commercial Doom, 175
Practical Eloquence of a Boston Merchant, 512
Prayers Requested for a New Undertaking, 230
Praying and Trading Simultaneously, 621
Precision in Keeping Accounts, 6o7
Prejudice against Yankee Clock Pedlars, and
How It was Overcome, 277
Present Prosperity of the Rothschilds, ISO
Presenting a Frivolous Bill to Girard, 411
Presents to Bank Officers ; Curious Cases, 254
Price of Akenside's "Pleasures of the Imagi-
Price of Extortion and Revenge, 235
Printed Books ; or, the Devil and Dr. Faus-
Printers and Editors at Midnight, 720
Private Mercantile Finances and Royal Fleets,
Privateering Exploit of a Salem Merchant, 149
Prize Won by Stephenson for his Famous Lo-
Probable Origin of Schooners, 360
Proby, the Celebrated Reporter, 716
Professional Use of Books, 749
Profitable and Unprofitable Bankruptcy, 423
Book Job, 747
Profits of a Stall, 724
Property in Books, 739
Proposed Ice Speculation, 564
" Line from England to China, 372
Protective Costume for Travellers, 374
" Tariffs and the " Genesee Mutual,"
Proud Broker Barnard, The, 114
Prussian Ship Navigated by a Lady, 360
Publisher's Generosity to an Author, 729
Pun on a Cooper, 742
" Punch" on Commercial Phraseology, 322
Punch's Money Vagaries, 66
" Own Railway, 369
Purchase of Jacob Barker's Ship "United
States " by the Emperor Nicholas, 343
Purloining Speculator in the French Funds,
INDEX TO THE LEADING ANECDOTES.
Pursuit of Specie under Difficulties, 63
Pushing Business, 730
Puzzliug au Apothecary, 624
Quack Advertisement : Two Centuries Ago, 319
Quaker Banker and the Stolen Doubloons, 240
" Hatter and his Journeyman, 710
" Investigation of George Hudson's Ac-
counts, 6 ( J2
" Merchant's Idea of Privateering, 132
" " Thousand Dollar Fee to
Mr. Webster, 409
Quaker Ship-owner Economizing the Time of
his Men, 198
Quaker's Reply to Fordyce, the Bankrupt
Queen Anne Saving the Government Bank
from Pillage, 116
" Jane's Opinion of Merchants, 125
Queer Bartering in Northern Africa, 601
" Phases of the Butcher Trade, 707
Questionable Sign for a New York Clothier, 320
Quite Professional, 567
Quotations of the New Exchange, 290
Rail-car Privileges, 353
Railroad Damages the Tables Turned, 365
Railway Clearing-House, 296
" Clerks a Burlesque, 666
" Politeness, Scale of, 376
Raising his Customer, 245
" Money on Manuscript, 93
The Price of Bread, 201
Rare Editorial Philosophy, 741
' Magnanimity of a French Creditor, 434
" Passenger in an Omnibus, 371
Rather a Puzzling Occupation, 739
" Dry, 375
" Ominous, 348
Reading the Annual Report, 347
Ready for a Trade, 696
Realizing a Profit, 598
Reason for Trusting a Clerk, 683
" Why Pitt's Great Speech was not Re-
Reasons given by Thomas H. Perkins for de-
clining a Proposed Coffee Speculation, 578
Recovering a Wasted Fortune, 130
Red Herrings and Dutch Onions, 578
Redeeming Lost Time, 163
Reduction of French Custom House Duties
" Death to the Beet Root," 294
Reforming instead of Destroying, 672
Refusal to become Girard's Clerk: Telling
him the Reason Why, 683
Rekindling of the Old Spark : Curious Ex-
perience of John McDonogh, 497
Religious Bearing of Judaism on Stock Oper-
ations : the Perieres, 515
Religious Opinions of Girard, 490
Remarkable Case of Conscience in a Business
Remarkable Customs of Oriental Shopkeepers,
Remarkable Discernment of Mercantile Char-
Remarkable Sacrifice for Principle, G58
Reminiscences of Mr. Astor's Library Be-
Rencontre between Rothschild and Rose, the
Broker, on 'Change, 285
Rendering Bank Notes Serviceable, 116
Renewing a Note, 98
Reply to a Dunning Epistle, 417
Report of a Lord's Speech, 716
Reporting from Memory, 741
Resolving to be Rich, 273
Responding to an Advertisement, 329
Response to a Tax Commissioner's Dun, 414
Restitution by a Shopkeeper, 163
" of Bank Notes, 257
Results of a Career of Overreaching, 262
Retiring from Business Engaging to Blow
the Bellows, 141
Retiring from Business "Melting" Day, 615
Returning a Favor, 500
Reverses of Mercantile Fortune, 168
Reward of Business Fidelity, 691
" " Promptness in a Merchant's Clerk,
Reynolds, the Charitable Quaker Merchant, 127
Ricardo, David, English Financier, 33
Ricardo's Three Golden Rules in Business, 101
Rich Enough to Retire : Abraham Newland,
Cashier of the Bank of England, 700
Rich Reward of Integrity, 667
Richardson, the Eccentric Showman, 620
Ridgway, Jacob, merchant, of Philadelphia, 37
Rigid Obedience of Shipmasters exacted by
Rise and Reminiscences of the Trade Sales, 579
Rising in the World, 716
Risks and Accidents Assured Against, 845
" of the Currency, 278
Rival Blacking Companies, 563
" Publishers, 727
" Steamboat Lines, 352
Rivalry in Business Beneficial, 710
Robert Barclay becoming a Banker instead of
a Courtier, 502
Roman Idea of Merchants, 154
" Money Lenders, 68
" Saint making Shoes, 751
Romance and Reality of Insurance, 635
" Trade, 299
INDEX TO THE LEADING ANECDOTES.
Romance of Trade : "Blackguard Snuff," 135
Roscoe, William, the Poet Banker, 169
Rothschilds, The, Wealthiest Bankers in the
Rothschild and Astor Compared, 151
" " Lucas : Astonishing Strategy
to Learn the Former's Secrets, 191
Rothschild trying to Raise a Small Loan, 100
Rothschild's Omnibus Fare, 373
" Purchase of a Painting, 481
Rough Treatment of Insolvents, 444
Royal Fawners and Brokers, 107
" Prize for Raising Money: Raid upon
the Bankers, l'J8
Royal Promissory Notes, 406
" Schemes in Railways, 361
Ruin Produced by Bad Reckoning, 677
Running a Bank, 99
Rush's Celebrated Figureheads, 339
Russian Money Brokers, 109
" Shop Customs, 606
Sabbath Experiences of a Shipmaster, 139
Saint Shops, 607
Sale of Noted Works and Plays, 719
Salting an Invoice, 409
Sample Clerk Wanted in a Drug Store, 689
Samuel Appleton disposing of his Income, 489
Samuel Slater on Extravagance in Living, 513
Samuel Wheeler, the Iron Smith, and General
Satire on Speculation, 546
Saving the Credit of a City : Theodore Payne,
Saving the Fleece ; Girard and his Brother, 222
Saying of an Old Merchant, 690
Scale of Prices for London Civilities, 597
" " Railway Politeness, 376
Scene at a Banker's Dejeuner : Robert Morris
and his Father, 469
Scene in a Merchant's Counting Room after
the Peace of 1815, 152
Scene at an Express Office, 359
Scenes after Discount Day, 104
" At a Turkish Auction, 548
" In a Turkish Custom House, 291
Scissors vs. Shears, 687
Scotch Cabinetmaker's Apprentice, 723
" Tobacconist's Motto, 308
Scraps of Auction Wit, 574
Search for a New Route to China, 186
Second Thought on a Trade, 155
Secrecy in Business Transactions Practised
by Rothschild, 156
Securing Trustworthy Bank Officers and the
Safety of Capital, 69
Security for a Discount, 79
Selling a Bad Article, 277
" a Brig: the Ruling Passion, 357
" a Dying Horse under the Hammer, 538
" One's Body to a Creditor: Marshal
Selling Salt by a Chalk Line, 191
" The Gem of the Collection, 544
Serious Bargain for a Clerkship, 682
Settling a Knotty Account Quaker Philoso-
Settling a Question of Taste and Trade, 272
" " " " Trade, 603
" An Account, 437
Seventy-five Thousand Dollars at One Draught,
Shaking One's Business Credit, 123
"Shall I Cut?" 714
Share-Sellers and Rope Dancers, 577
Sharing in a good Operation, 156
" " Rothschild's Fortune, 252
Sharp at a Trade Sharper in Getting out of
Sharp Hit at Repudiation, 446
Sheridan's Treatment of a Creditor, 448
Shipbuilding in Ancient Times, 743
Shipments of Butcher-Birds, 596
Shipping Goods by Ticket, 698
Shocking Ignorance of City Clerks Illustrated,
Shoemaker Determined to Benefit the World,
Shoes and Shoemakers Facetiae, 746
Shooting a Book-seller, 747
Shop and Business Signs : Ancient Examples,
Shop Architecture, Old and New, 616
Shopkeepers and Warriors, 175
" Going to Law, 395
" Nomenclature of Goods, 326
" of Bagdat, 610 N
Showing Up Tailors, 722
Signboard Punctuation, 312
Signora Almonastre and John McDonogb, 493
Silkdyer's Poetical Sign, 338
Simple Entries and Calculation Jacob Bar-
ker's Method, 660
Singular Mode of Keeping Accounts in a Pair
of Boots, 692
Singular Suit against Mr. Appleton, of Boston,
Sir Robert Peel's Factory Operative, 727
" " Opinion of his Son as a
Sir Thomas F. Buxton's Conversations with
Six Days for Business and One for Rest, 157
Skinflint Philosophy, 245
Slavers Raising a Capital, 248
Slightly Personal, 466
Small Debts, 405
INDEX TO THE LEADING ANECDOTES.
Smuggled Needles and the American Eagle, 209
Smuggler's Honor, 226
Smuggling by the Chinese, 271
" on a Lace Merchant's Dog, 231
Snow Trade of Sicily, 599
Snug Place for Bank Notes, 270
" Soaking" the Old Coach, 384
Sole Qualification of a Bill Broker, 173
Soliloquy of a Debtor, 410
Solomon, the Merchant Sovereign, 7
"Something or Nothing, and that very
Quick !" 413
Son of an Eminent Turkey Merchant, 749
Song-bird Shops in New York, 623
Sources of Wealth of the Medici Family of
South Sea Schemers, 545
Southern Accommodation Trains, 381
Spaniard and Chinaman at a Trade, 231
" Spanish," 734
Spanish Contraband Trade, 229
" Mercantile Dealings, 163
" Reals versus Spanish Bonds, 84
Specie in the Broker's Window, 64
Speculative Frenzy of the French in John
Law's Time, 524
" Spencer, Rich." merchant and banker, of
Sportive Death of the French Banker, M.
Sprot, the Banker, and the Patrician Debtor,
Squaring Accounts among the Celestials, 669
Squelching a Director's Impertinence, 371
St. Petersburg Trade in Frozen Articles, 622
Stagecoach Experience of Two Merchants, 369
Staying his Own Debt, 455
Stealing Goods at the Retail Price, 456
Steiglitz, Richest of Russian Merchants, 7
Stephen Girard's Treatment of "Splendid
Church " Projects, 494
Stephen Whitney's Charities, 244
Stephenson, the Pioneer in Railroad Con-
Stewart, Alexander T., Merchant, of New
Stewart's, A. T., Success, 162
" Stick to Your Last," 137
Sticking to the Contract, 737
Stock Broker and his Family in thetudio of
Stock Exchange Conspiracy, 214
" Jobbing Bubbles Commercial Lunacy,
" Terms in the Sick Room, 319
" " Wash-ing," 247
Strange Terminus to a Railroad, 384
Stratagem to Collect a Debt, 394
Stray Leaf from a Speculator's History, 553
Street Merchants, 594
Streets and Shop Signs in Canton, 317
Striking a Bargain, 330
Strong Point in Mercantile Success : Girard's
Strongest Bank in the World, 82
Sturgis, William, in the Legislature, 473
Subduing a Creditor's Fury, 407
Subscriptions for the Government by Phila-
delphia Merchants, 459
Suit against a Railroad Company, 457
Superseding Steam, 345
Supposititious Will of the Bank of England
Suspected Religious Fidelity of Rothschild:
Remarkable Scene, 490
Swan, the Millionnaire, Voluntarily in Prison
more than Twenty Years, for Debt, 392
Syrian Auctioneers "Harage! Harage!
Tailor turned Prophet, 733
Tailors' Bills, 405
" Take down that Old Sign," 331
Taking Care of his Umbrella, 492
" Him at his Word, 267
" His Own Risk: Mr. Cope of Phila-
Talleyrand and the Stock Jobber, 211
Talleyrand's Promise to Pay, 432
Tattersall, the London Auctioneer, 4
" Tattersall's," 534
Tavern-waiter and his Banker, 487
Taxing Bills and Receipts, 432
Tea Shops in China, 602
Telegraph vs. Express, 351
Telegraphic Capers, 367
Telegraphing against Time, 366
Tempting Business Paragraph, 161
Tender in Payment, 400
Terrible Career of Sadler the Speculator, 227
" Mode of Rendering an Insurance
Policy Void, 638
Terrible Revenge on a Bank by Rothschild, 95
" Sequel to Parsimony : M. Foscue's
That Bottle of Wine among '< Old Fuller's "
That Little Child in the Counting Room, 514
The Bank Detectors Foiled, 264
" Banker's Seven-Shilling Piece, 177
" First Color Shop, 706
" " Steamboat Passage-Money ever Paid,
The Great Bankers of the World together in
Rothschild's Parlor, 60
The Ladder of Gold, 349
" Lady's Broker, 77
INDEX TO THE LEADING ANECDOTES.
The Learned Blacksmith, 731
" Merchant and his Distinguished Valet,
John Philpot Curran, 476
" Merchant Family of Medici, Resurgam, 498
" Miller and his Portrait, 605
" "Model Debtor" Described, 402
" Napoleon of Advertising, S32
" Origin of the Clearing House, 294
" Prince Regent's Wine and the Confiden-
tial Dealer, 268
" Prose of Shopkeeping Set to Poetry, 687
" Stone that was Rejected : Judah Touro's
" United Glass and Crockery Insurance
" United Job and Lazarus Bank, 81
" Waterloo of Auction Battles, 525
Theatrical Debut of a Barber, 70S
Thirty Thousand Dollars' Worth of Sheep by
a Boston Merchant, 470
Thomas Gray, the Originator of Railways, 354
" Gresham's Curious Armorial or Crest,
Thomas H. Perkins's Deliberate Habits, 150
" P. Cope's Integrity, 155
Thompson's Travels in California, 381
Thorburn's Flowery Path to Fortune, 166
", Grant, Bankruptcy, 438
Three Merchant Voyages and their Results,
Three Millionnaires Quarrelling about One
Throwing out Jacob Barker's Notes, 84
" Sawdust in the Eyes of Custom
House Officers, 270
" Tick," 401
Tight Times, 315
Timely Hard-money Loan, 67
Titles of Business Firms, 314
" To what Base Uses have we Come at Last !"
Tobacco in Loaves, 249
Tompkins' Horse Trade, 218
Tong-Chow Traders in Dogs and Cats, 618
Touson, the Literary Trader, 706
Tonti's Money raising Projects, 558
Too Awkward to be a Watchmaker, 743
" Close Application to Business, 141
" Conscientious an Accountant, 683
" Much Money, 473
Tough Experience of a Business Drummer, 257
Touro, Judah, Merchant, of New Orleans, 34
Touro's Great Gift to a Beggar, 159
Trade between Flywheel and Singecat, 549
" Placards and Shop Bills, 323
Trades and Genealogies, 760
Tradesmen's Ticketing System, 242
Trading for Ready Money, 416
" in Imaginary Candlesticks, 263
" " News, 733
Traffic in Beautiful Circassian Girls, 588
Traffickers in Insurance Run Mad Astound-
ing Policies on the Chevalier d'Eon's
Sex ! 645
Tragical Result of Using Bank Notes, 224
Traits of the Shop in Havana, 586
Transactions in the Cab Market, 330
" " Worsteds, 219
Treatment of Chinese Bankrupts, 446
" " Insolvents by the Bank of Eng-
Trials of Egg Merchants, 617
Trick for the " Spashy," 209
Trickery in the Clothing Trade, 202
Trying his Hand at the Accounts, 699
Tudor, the Original Ice Merchant, 153
Turkish Fez Shops : Stationers, Tailors, Jew-
Turtles and Gold Snuff Boxes, 248
Two Aspects of Trade, 413
" Clerks in a Quarrel, 674
" Playing at the Same Game, 228
Under Medical Treatment Jacob Barker as a
Underwriters Jobbing with Napoleon's Life,
Unexampled Enterprise ; the Chinese Wall
for Advertisements, 315
Unexpected Balance at Coutts's Bank, 106
" Judgment against Bank Direc-
Unexpected Promotion, 696
Unfortunate Polly Lum, the Wife of Girard,
Ungrateful Publisher, 722
Universal Bed and Bolster Mart, 570
" Salvage Company, 346
" Stores, 335
Unparalleled Parsimony and Benevolence of
a Millionnaire, 242
Unparalleled Railway Damages, 347
" Will of Thelluson, the London
Unsociable Travelling Companion, 368
11 Up to Snuff," 305
Up Trains and Down Trains, 348
Usefulness of Steamboats in Reducing the
Usurious Interest on Money ; Peter C. Brooks's
Value of a Good Credit, 132
Vast Wealth of CrcEsus, 91
Vaults of the Bank of France, 62
INDEX TO THE LEADING ANECDOTES.
Verbatim Reporters, 745
Very Express-ive, 324
" Hopeful Investment, 540
" Racy, 337
Viper Merchants, 588
Virginia Usurer Foiled, 217
Virtue of One- Pound Notes in Stopping a
Bank Run, 575
Virtuous and Touching Appeal of an Auc-
Vocation Peculiar to China: Gossip at Fifty
Cents per Hour, 607
Voltaire's Dealings in Government Stocks, 111
Wager between a Stock Broker and a Capital-
Waghorn's Great Scheme, 374
" Walter Barrett's " Cotton Mission, 148
Wanting to Pay the Cash, 262
Warranty of Perfect Soundness, 562
Washington as a Business Man, 179
Irving's Commercial Bankrupt-
Waste Book and Ledger their Meaning, 686
Wealthy Men Imagining Themselves Poor,
Wealthy Men of Cincinnati, 168
Weathering the Storm of 1828, 573
Wedding-Gift of Rothschild to his Niece, 509
Weighing Short, 279
Weight of Miss Burdett Coutts's Fortune, 87
Western Method of Collecting a Debt, 397
Whale Fishery Enterprise of Americans, 160
What is a " Flemish " Account? 662
" What is Sauce for the Goose is," &c., 449
What it means to be " Selling Off'," 197
" John McDonogh said to a Lawyer, 146
" The Word " Pay " Signifies, 407
Where " Tariff " came from, 328
Whitney, Stephen, Merchant, of New York, 14
Who were the first Whalemen ? 129
Wholesale Joke upon Shoemakers, 738
Why Guy, the Milliounaire, never Married,
Wife of a Merchant's Clerk, 688
Wigs by the Cargo, 597
Will of Guyot, the French Millionnaire, 472
William Roscoe, the Poet Banker, 169
William Sturgis in the Legislature, 473
Willing to Swallow the Joke, 756
Wimprecht, the Blind Bookseller, 706
Window " Gazers" employed by London
Wine Merchant at his Debtor's Table, 451
Winking and Bidding at Auctions, 552
Winners and Losers in Grant's Bubble, 534
Wiping out an Old Score, 453
Wit of a Gravestone Maker, 731
" Won't Look at Him," 448
Wood, James, the Gloucester Millionnaire, 3
" Words have their Meaning," 334
Working a Hand car, 383
Would not Stoop, 757
Would'nt Steal Indiana Money at Par, 452
Yankee Calculation of Railroad Speed, 365
" Hoarding Specie, 72
" Shrewdness Handsomely Illustrated,
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