Business & Finance: Deals & Developments

Bear's Brick. Bernard E. ("Sell 'Em Ben") Smith, member of the New York Stock Exchange, has the reputation of being the stormiest bear on the Floor. He makes a pet, however, of Alaska Juneau Gold Mining Co.; whenever this issue is mentioned he becomes a beaming bull. Fortnight or so ago Bear Smith departed for a vacation, announced he would visit Alaska, inspect Juneau's plants. Last week he saw the mines, bought a souvenir. It was a $25,000 brick of solid gold, weighing nearly 100 pounds. "Brick No. 1,000" will probably be sent to...

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