Business & Finance: Return of a Native

Last week a tall, white-bearded old gentleman named Laurence Vincent Benet returned to make his home in the U. S. after 51 years in France. Born to a Civil War brigadier on the military reservation at West Point 73 years ago, he went to Paris in 1885 as a penniless young engi eer fresh from Yale. His job was with Hotchkiss & Cie., French armament concern founded by a Connecticut Yankee who had sold arms to the Union until 1865, moved to France before the Franco-Prussian War. Engineer Benet has spent most...

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