"Like his father and his Aunt Mary, Benny was handy with brush and pen. His letters home from Holbrook's Military School were frequently adorned with humorous pen and pencil sketches of school life, and by the time he was in his late teens they showed considerable ability. He was quite proud of this talent. He produced not only the "Covenhoven Follies," already mentioned, but also two similar but lesser quality works called "A Basketful of Pups" and "Getting an Earful." In 1928, when he was in his late forties, he paid the Todd Company over $1,200 for 200 reproductions of each of these three booklets"
"Un canadiense, Sir William Van Horne, conocido por sus
importantes empresas de ferrocarriles en Canadá y en Cuba, me resume su opinión
diciendo: Los Americanos han imitado el error de los ingleses, no han
comprendido que uno obtiene todo de los hombres, sean negros, amarillos o
blancos, cuando se les trata bien. Yo emplee negros en Cuba, les di mi
confianza, les entregué sumas considerables, mensajes importantes, documentos
de alto valor que debian trasladar de un extremo al otro de la isla, atravesando bosques y sitios aislados, y nunca me engañaron".