Meat Mogul Dies Penniless Searching for Sunken Treasure

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Originally published in August 1906
"William S. Meade, who is said to have made a fortune of $250,000 in a process discovered by him for the preservation of meat, recently died in a New York lodging house, penniless. After he made his fortune, while on the Pacific coast, he befriended an old sea captain, who claimed to know…
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