Title: Little journeys to the homes of the great
Year: 1916 (1910s)
Authors: Hubbard, Elbert, 1856-1915 Hoyle, John T. (John Thomas), b. 1873, ed
Publisher: New York, Chicago, W. H. Wise & co
Contributing Library: Brigham Young University Hawaii, Joseph F. Smith Library
Digitizing Sponsor: Consortium of Church Libraries and Archives
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transaction. Book-keepers, correspondents, system men, janitors, scrub-women, stenographers, electricians, elevator-boys, cash-girls, are all good people and necessary and worthy ofsincere respect, but they are not Businessmen, becausethey are on the side of expense and not income. WhenH. H. Rogers coupled the coalmines of West Virginiawith tidewater, he proved himself a Businessman.When James J. Hill created an Empire in the North-west, he proved his right to the title. The Businessmanis a salesman. And no matter how great your invention,how sweet your song, how sublime your picture, howperfect your card-system, until you are able to convincethe world that it needs the thing, and you get the moneyfor it, you are not a Businessman. The Businessman is one who supplies something greatand good to the world, and collects from the world forthe goods. Taffy, guff and oxaline are all well and goodin their way, but they have the great disadvantage ofnot being legal tender. 315 GEORGE PEABODY
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N migrating from New England to the Districtof Columbia, George Peabody had movedinto a comparatively foreign country, andin the process had sloughed most of his pro-vincialism. It is beautiful to be a New Englander,but to be nothing else is terrible.George had proved for himself the most valuable lessonin Self-Reliance—that he could make his way alone.He had kept his credit and strengthened it.He had served as a volunteer soldier in the War ofEighteen Hundred Twelve, and done patrol duty onthe banks of the Potomac. And when the war wasover, no one was quite so glad as he. Serving in thevolunteer ranks with him was one Elisha Riggs, severalyears his senior, and also a draper. They had met before,but as competitors and on a cold business basis. Nowthey were comrades in arms, and friends. Riggs is todaychiefly remembered to fame because he built what inits day was the most palatial hotel in Washington,just as John Jacob Astor was scarcely known outsideof his bailiwick until he built t
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