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A Partnership Severed

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Thirty years ago Amos Fox and Iliram O. liose, two yonng men of Coldwater, Mich., joined the stampede that was rusliing across the plains to California in searoh of gold. They delved n the mines together, making their mterests one, and their temporal weal a matter of joint concern. After i lapse of years they returned to the "states" together, made their investments togetlier, and thelr fortune one fortune. Their partnership conti nued through tlioir Northport eareer, and "Fox & Rose" were considerad inseparable. From the firat day of thelr joint eareer until last week Wednesday they have been something rnore tliaii partners, beeause copartnership iniplies a business contract. They had never had a writing between thein, never a book account, VVhat "Ame" owned "Jii" classed as liis property, and whai "Ifi" bought "Ame" reganled as hls own. What either did in the line of their business was ahvays ac(tepted by tlie other, and no haish 'word has ever passed between thein. They both married, and still tlie joint ownership of all their interests continued. Hut justiee to their heirs dernanded a separation, eapecially as circunistances had separated their homes. Last week they met, and made a división of their property in the space of an liour, without a shadow of disagreeinent or a word of dispute. We doubt if a parallel can be found in the hifltorv of the age. But we had forgotten one portion of their property they still jointly possesa - soine real estáte at Xorthport. Mr. Rose saicl on the day of sétüement, "Ame, let us plav a game of seven-up to see who sliall ha ■ the Northport property." Mr. Fox aiMWeredj "II, I can beat yon, and I don't want the property." For tliirty years these nóble-hearted gentlemen have "pooled their earnings" as we]l as their issues, and set an example for even brothers to follow. In business they are separated, but "Fox & Rose" will linger in the minds of Grand Traverse folks for years to come. May they live yet manv years to enjoytlie fruits of their cöiiimon labor


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Ann Arbor Democrat