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Death Of Gould's Lieutenant

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H. M. Hoxie, general manager of Gould's southwestern system. died in New York Nov. 23d, of exhaustion, re.sulting from au operation performed last June. He was troubled with stone in the bladder and lias also snffered with kidney disease fnr the past thirty-five years. ilis wife and Capt. Hayes were with him when he died. Alittleover fifty years ago, when the tide of immigration began pouring into Iowa, Mr. Hoxie was an hostler at a country tavern in Polk county. About the time the war broke out he entered local politics, and soon beeanie chairman of the republiban state committee. whern his executiye abilities were demonstrated in niajorities approximating 50.000. He was mallo a United States marshal as a reward for political services. Just after the reconstruction he moved to Fale-stine, Tex., and soon entered the raihvay business and rapidlv developed high qualities as a manager. When Gould bought a number of roails, Consolidated them with the Wabaah and estnblished his great southwestern system, Mr. Hoxie was mado vice president and general nütnager. Ho cuine into national prominenoe iireonnection with the greul '-.trike on this system about a year ago. At the time of his death the congressional committee was waiting for him to recover sullicieutly to testify before them.


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