How to Do Business as Business is Done in Great Commercial Centers

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Fleming H. Revell Company, 1912 - Business - 430 pages

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Page 341 - Partnership (section 99), says that "good will may be properly enough described to be the advantage or benefit which is acquired by an establishment beyond the mere value of the capital stock, funds, or property employed therein, in consequence of the general public patronage and encouragement which it receives from constant or habitual customers, on account of its local position, or common celebrity, or reputation for skill or affluence, or punctuality, or from other accidental circumstances or...
Page 294 - A sphere is a solid bounded by a curved surface, every point of which is equally distant from a point within called the center.
Page 224 - Believe me, the talent of success is nothing more than doing what you can do well ; and doing well whatever you do, without a thought of fame.
Page 229 - THE crown and glory of life is character'. It is the noblest possessio.n of a man', constituting a rank in itself, and an estate in the general good-will'; dignifying every station', and exalting every position in society'. It exercises a greater power than wealth', and secures all the honor' without the jealousies
Page 332 - It is settled by statute, as well as by authority, that a bank in certifying a check in the usual form does no more than to affirm the genuineness of the signature of the drawer, and that he has funds on deposit to meet it, and that the funds will not be permitted to be withdrawn, to the prejudice of the holder of the check. But a bank by its certification does not warrant the genuineness of the body of the check.
Page 35 - A Promissory Note is a written promise to pay a specified sum of money on demand or at a given time.
Page 230 - Energy of character has always a power to evoke energy in others. It acts through sympathy, one of the most influential of human agencies. The zealous energetic man unconsciously carries others along with him. His example is contagious, and compels imitation. He exercises a sort of electric power, which sends a thrill through every fibre — flows into the nature of those about him, and makes them give out sparks of fire. Dr. Arnold's biographer, speaking of the power of this kind exercised by him...
Page 47 - No association shall make any loan or discount on the security of the shares of its own capital stock, nor be the purchaser or holder of any such shares, unless such security or purchase shall be necessary to prevent loss upon a debt previously contracted in good faith...
Page 104 - A bucket shop is an establishment conducted nominally for the transaction of a stock exchange business, or a business of similar character, but really for the registration of bets or wagers, usually for small amounts, on the rise or fall of the prices of stocks, grain, oil, etc., there being no transfer or delivery of the stocks or commodities nominally dealt in.
Page 294 - A Cylinder is a solid figure, described by the revolution of a rectangle about one of its sides, which remains fixed.

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