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Famous Leaders of Industry; Second Series the Life Stories of Boys Who Have Succeeded (Paperback)

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: BARTLETT AEKELL WHO REVOLUTIONIZED THE PACKING AND CANNING INDUSTRY BARTLETT Arkell was born with a gold spoon in his mouth, as the saying goes. His father was a wealthy man, a prominent politician, an intimate friend of Presidents, Governors, political leaders, a State Senator himself and owned great bag mills, a powerful weekly newspaper, a magazine and a publishing house in New York City. Bartlett, since called by some of his intimates the "Duke of Canajo- harie," was born in the beautiful Mohawk valley at Canajoharie, N. Y., where his family had a stately home and were the moat prominent people of the prosperous little village. He was educated at private schools and graduated at Yale University—and then came home to sit on a tall stool in his father''s flour- sack manufacturing mills, to learn the business. After a few years of tedious work in the small town his father, Senator W. J. Arkell, then owner of Judge and Leslie''s Weekly brought him to New York and placed him in the counting room of his great building on Fifth Avenue. Young Arkell was like a fish out of water. He never liked the publishing business, and his mind was always intent upon the unusual and curious, for he inherited in large measure, the inventive quality of his father''smind. Still his uncongenial work did not utterly discourage him. He plodded on, doing his share, and worked hard to lift the burden from his ageing father''s shoulders. Yet his mind was more interested in the new inventions that were coming out in photography and the phonograph. Little did he dream that, once freed of the irksome daily grind of the counting-house and editorial office, he would quickly take up a pursuit wholly at variance from all his early training and education. But one day the opportunity came. The rich man''s son fo...

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