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Dr. Rose's Good Luck

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From the Evening News. More Micliiganders awaitlng in Enli.sli fortune : Tlie Battle Creek Moon of last evening recounts the case of Jeremiali Thompson, a widower without ctiililren, formerly a large inercliant of New York city, who had a brother, Jonathan Thompson, living at Watertown, N. Y., to wliom he announced his intention of leaving liis fortune as the last of the family. Subsequently Jereiniah removed to Jamaica, and his brother Jonathan received letters from liitn until 1831, when Jouathan removed to Michigan and settled in Ann Arbor. Jeremiah prospered in Ja mica and later removed to EnglanO, where he ia supposed to have died between 1845 and 1850, leaving his estáte in charge of the Bank of Eugland. In accordance with law the bank ad vertises for heirs every 15 years, and has twice advertised forThonipson's heirs. The only surviyinjf son of Jonathan Thompson, named Jeremiah. after his nncle, is now a farmer 70 years of age, living two miles from Battle Creek, and he has been notitied by the head of a London agency for the recovery of estates that nearly $3,000,000 is now ín charge of the Bank of England awaiting the old merchant, Jeremiah Thompson's heirs. The present Jeremiah, living near Battle Creek, says he always umlerstood from his father that his unele Jerry was reputed worth, when last heard from, upwards of $1,000,000. All necessary papers, Ue says, are to be recorded in Calhouti county in a few days and the proper proof forwarde-l to the London agent. Besides Jeremiah Thompson and his sister, there are eight heirs, one being a prominent merchant in South Bend, Ind. and another Prof. Preston B. Rose, formerly of Michigan university. It is proposed to send one of the latter to England to inquire into the matter. Should Prof. Rose come in for a good slice of this he will have opportunity to remember the man who stood so nobly by him In his uniyersity trottbles- Rice A. Beal, of Ann Arbor, thiin whom no one would probably be more pleased to Ir:arn of such good fortune tor hl au


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