Business: Philanthropy

In the deep ravine of Wall Street, it is an old story of how Claude H. Foster founded the Gabriel Manufacturing Co. on the modest sum of $1,500. Wall Street was equally cognizant that that Company earned $1,086,195 last year, representing an interest of 72,413% on the original investment; that Mr. Foster was the sole owner of this thriving concern, which manufactured three-quarters of the world's automobile snubbers and shock-absorbing devices. But even Wall Street, which hears many strange things without a metaphorical flicker of its eyes, opened them wide in astonishment last...

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