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Random reminiscences.

Charles Hallam Elton Brookfield

Random reminiscences.

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Published by E. Arnold in London .
Written in English


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Clark, perhaps ten years older than I, who wanted to establish a business and was in search of a partner. And he followed his convictions of building as though the trade was going to last, and his courage in acting up to his beliefs laid strong foundations for later years. Oaks we have not been successful with except when comparatively young, and we don't try to move oaks and hickories when they have come near to maturity; but we have made some successful experiments with bass wood, and one of these we have moved three times without injury. He then started his own business with his partners. Speaking of Mr.

Samuel Andrews was the manufacturing man of the concern, and he had learned the process of cleansing the crude oil by the use of sulphuric acid. Flagler should advise him whether he should take his pay in cash or Standard Oil certificates at par. All his reserve disappeared and the matter was settled when he said: "If that's the way you feel about it, we'll go it together. In the partnership was dissolved; it was decided that the cash assets should be collected and the debts paid, but this left the plant and the good-will to be disposed of. Pub Date: Sept. We had not settled the matter by April, and as a favourable opportunity had presented itself for carrying on the same business on my own account, I resigned my position.

We did our day's work as we met it, looking forward to what we could see in the distance and keeping well up to our opportunities, but laying our foundations firmly. I was surprised to find so many men who had come to the front since my last visit years ago. Rockefeller did and he saw them turned into reality. This surprised Mr. Project Gutenberg updates its listing of IP addresses approximately monthly. Clark attended to the buying and selling, and I took charge of the finance and the books.


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Random reminiscences. book

Our Federal form of government making every corporation created by a state foreign to every other state, renders it necessary for persons doing business through corporate agency to organize corporations in some or many of the different states in which their business is located.

It is all very vain of me to tell of these landscape enterprises, but perhaps they will offset the business talks which occupy so much of my story. Ironside graduated from the eighth grade, began working as a part-time cobbler, and decided he had enough education he never attended school again, which he later regretted.

I went so far as to tell him that I would give him a real treat. The publisher therefore made an arrangement to import the French edition of the book and to have a copy seized by the United States Customs Service when the ship arrived carrying the work.

This gentleman was T. Let me try to explain just what happened. They resided there until Foley why Mr.

The content is a century old but largely very applicable still.

Bennett Cerf

As we were not generally expected to save a man's life every time we skated, my brother William and I felt that there were mitigating circumstances connected with this particular disobedience which might be taken into account in the final judgment, but this idea proved to be erroneous.

One especial friend I had. For every foolish thing he did, or wanted to do, for every unbusiness-like plan he had, he always pleaded that it was necessary in his case. There was nothing [42] to do but to attempt to borrow from a bank. Personal life[ edit ] Cerf married actress Sylvia Sidney on October 1, ; they divorced six months later on April 9, Every time we succeeded in a foreign land, it meant dollars brought to this country, and every time we failed, it was a loss to our nation and its workmen.

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In speaking of these friends in this chapter, I would not have it thought that many others, of whom I have not spoken, were less important to me, and I shall hope to refer to this subject of my early friends in a later chapter.

To our great surprise, business came in upon us so fast that we hardly knew how to [46] take care of it, and in the first year our sales amounted to half a million dollars. Once, when I was being punished for some unfortunate doings which had taken place in the village school, I felt called upon to explain after the whipping had begun that I was innocent of the charge.

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