Religion: Pious Pirate

Of the four unsavory titans of 19th Century Wall Street, by far the meanest and most rascally was Daniel Drew (1797-1879), who was now with, now against rough "Commodore" Cornelius Vanderbilt, flamboyant James Fisk, piratical Jay Gould. Born on a farm near Carmel, N. Y., Dan Drew enlisted in the War of 1812, became a cattle drover, later a cattle trader. Sharp-witted, grasping, unscrupulous, he was credited with inventing the "watering" of stock. This trick to up the weight of cattle just before a sale consisted of feeding the animals salt and...

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