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"The True Reformer Hall," valued at $20,000, is said to be the
most imposing structure, in the ward. The Odd Fellow7s' Hall, val¬
ued at $8,000, comes next. All the societies have their halls.
Among the property owners of Jackson ward, the following are the
most prominent: Mrs. Bettie T. Lewis, $150,000; Mrs. Fannie C.
Thompson, $15,000; W. I. Johnson, $13,000; A. Hayes, $12,000; Will¬
iam Lyons, $10,00; John Oliver, $10,000; Dr. S. H. Dismond, $8,000;
J. B. Harris, $7,000; William Tennant, $7,000; W- H. White, $7,000;
Rev. W W Browne, $6,000; Rev. J. E. Jones, $5,000; B. F. Turner,
$5,000; Dr. R. E. Jones, $5,000; S. W. Robinson, $5,000.
Many7 other colored men of. wealth in Richmond deserve to be men¬
tioned in this connection, but time and space forbid. The above are
only7 examples of Avhat can be done by7 the industrious, economical
colored men in every7 city7.
WEAkTHy CObORED NEW yORK ^EN.
WHERE are many7 Avealthy colored men who liA7e in New7 York
City. Se\7eral who were formerly slaves, count their dollars
^ by the hundred thousands. Four or fh7e physicians in this
great metropolis have a practice of eighteen or twenty7 thousand dol¬
lars a y7ear. The late Mrs. Gloster, avIio lived on Brooktyn Heights,
was A7cry wealthy. J. W. Bowen, a member of the Board of Educa¬
tion of Brooktyn, is AA7orth $150,000. Air. Hasdra, avIio owns a coun¬
try seat on the Hudson, lias also a bank account of $160,000. Mr.
Roselle, recently deceased, left $300,000. Hiram Thomas is worth
$100,000. Dr. White, a druggist, owns a cottage at Sea Cliff, and is
estimated at $200,000. Joseph Tenych is rated at $300,000. Dr. P
Ray is Avorth $250,000. Mrs. Daniel Brooks has $200,000. James
W Mars, possesses S85.000. Dr. P. Guignon, a druggist, is worth
$100,000. A dozen or more others could be named Avho are Avorth
less than the above down to $25,000.
HfHE RICHEST COLORED MAN IN GEORGIA is Mr. Harry
Todd, ol' Darien. His personal property and real estate are
valued at $500,000. When a youth his "master" died, giving
him his freedom. He Avas kept by the family7 on a fair salary7 as as¬
sistant overseer. This money7 was invested in real estate, slaves and