Business & Finance: Bedroom, Jail, Death

Not in 50 years at least has any bank belonging to the New York Clearing House failed to pay its depositors in full. Last week a conservator was placed in charge of a New York Clearing House bank and if he is not able to make good that bank's deposits out of assets (and possible subscriptions by stockholders), the aristocratic record of the Clearing House will be broken.

Other aristocratic records were ready to fall. One afternoon William Pinckley, stalwart (6 ft.-2 in.) deputy marshal, rode up Fifth Avenue in a taxi and descended before...

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