Morning, noon, night, midnight— the stream of cranks in and out of newspaper offices is in perpetual motion. Occasionally, one of them succeeds in having a young cub sent out to hear his tale.

Once out of a thousand times, the crank has a story—and then he is not a crank.

This "once" happened in the office of the New York Herald-Tribune last week.

A man said that he had recently invested a sum of money—modest, to be sure, a trifle of $250—in the stock of the De Forest...

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