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Burdensome Millions

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The marble palaoe on i'ifth avenue, New York, which was erected by the late A. ï. Stewart at a eost of $1,000,000, and wliich contains paintings and statuary valued at an equal sum, not to inention the elabórate furniture, the golden ehandeliers, and other items that are worth fortunes, isbut a mausoleum now. The widow ocoupies it alone, for she has no one whose society she enjoya. Her niece, who lied with her for .i timo, is married. and remains in Etirope, for she is said to dread the lonesome house, where the window-curtains have nof been raised ior years, and yhich, to all ontward appearanoes, is unoccupied. ButMrs. Stewart,aweak and withered old woman, lives there attended by an army of servants. She never goos out but to visit the house of Judge Hilton, her husband's partner and executor. and livos in deadly fear lest somo rufnaus mav steal her and hold her for ransom, as thoy did her husband's boocs. She reeeivesso many begging and threatening letters that she no longer opens her own mail, but it is all sent to Judge Hilton to read and assorl, who sends her siich letters as he thinks sh would like to sec. She very of ten takes her meals athis house, which is only a fewdoors aoy, butnevergoc3 even that far without being attended by two trvisty servants. Her millions are burdens to her, and her life could not be more unhappy than it is. Her old friends attempted at one time to persuade her to re-enter society and she tried it but found no enjoyment and relapsed into seclusion. -o


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Ann Arbor Democrat