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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, October 14, 1913, Image 1',
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I; PA&S0GERSON RESCUE LWER&TELL OF FIRE
THAT DESTROYED VOLTURNO "' ,
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.An Adless Daily Newspaper. ,
N. D. Cochran, Tel. Monroe 353v .
Editor and Publisher.-. Automatic 51-422:
500 South PeorifLSL . 38 " By MaiLSQ' Cents a Month.'
VOL. 3, NO. 14 Chicago, Tuesday, Oct. 14, 1913x
HOW A MERCHANT RRfNGP LEFT II
EARTH AND ALSO FORTY MILLIONS
Likewise a Few Qemarfis About Howa Merchant'Erincq
'r'Gan 'Gkrf:ha0iyiucli ffloney Tpgepher '
' . - Alfafor Himself, . - ' --;
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" , , 'BY N.D. CpCHBArf . I
I -have, read-many stories of Jhg -lives .of' successful-men, trot I imagine
every one of '.them was aflieintthesens'e that the whole story wasn't told,
I recently cread of the' death of Benjamin -Altaian; owner of one of 'the
largest department stores' on fifth avepueNew york. " The story paid he
was one,ofj,the leading, merchants-of the'Eastr.that he, was-73 years old; that
he was an' art connoisseur onpte;-$a he owned pn,e,of. the most important
private collections irt Iew Yprk; 'and -that he Jeft 'in 'estate "estimated at
$40,000,000. . f , , ;( . , rn.r ..,..,,. -' ' K
I knoVnothing of the life, 'of Benjamin Altaian,, beyond what I read &
that lttle.new8 dispatch; but the, fac'ttiat he owned adjepartaienistpre apd,
Jeft, forty muTiqndpllarjneaves' much, to the imagination. - ,
presumably durjng; the. greater part of his 'life (Altman, the merchant
prince vas' an employer of fabor Jle coud not have amassed forty mi
Jions as '& employe."' , ' - " f "
' Men make' jnillions ,only out of Jie labor; of others..
y "" Their success is generally measured 4byrhqw pinch of the product of
the labor of others they7 were 'able 'pa grab ff for themselves.
I -could tell 'mora about tjie teal fctpry of -AJtman'g- lfe if I knew.;p
qiany human Kves-werevecedbec.e-ofkmage3aU'by4hjB mer