To see how well it pays
To be clean & neat & frugal,
Consider please the case
Of Alice Foote MacDougall.
Little Widow MacDougall started business in Manhattan at 41 with $38 and a coffee pot. She picked up things as she went along.
In 1908, her coffee merchant husband dead and three children on her hands, she bought 100 Ib. of coffee from friends on credit, roasted it, sold it to other friends at 75% profit. In seven years she had put the children through school. To the coffee business she had...