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Description: An Investment that Paid 50,000 Per CentDate: February 25 1886
Newspaper published in: Huntsville, AL
Source: Madison County, AL Library
Page/Column: Page 3, Column 4
An Investment that Paid 50,000 Per Cent
Lieut. Josiah Chance, of the 17th Inf. U. S. A., died suddenly recently at Tremont, O. Taken sick while shopping, he died on the way home of heart disease. He was a brother of the Hon. Mahlon Chance, of Ohio; Capt. Jesse Chance, of the 13th U. S. Cavalry and of Mrs. Stanley Huntley, widow of the late Brooklyn Eagle humorist. He drew $30,000 in the Drawing of The Louisiana State Lottery on July 10th, 1883, and invested it in land in Dakota Territory, where stationed. At his death his estate was worth over $100,000. He put his money where he got a return of 50,000 per cent, on his two-dollar investment.—N. O. Times-Democrat, Dec. 13.