Business: Mr. Harriman Seeks Rest

An old feeble-looking man with close-cropped grey hair shuffled up to the proprietor of the Old Orchard Inn at Roslyn, L. I., one evening last week. "I want an inexpensive room." he said. "I can't afford to pay very much."

''I can let you have a nice front room for $2.50," the proprietor replied.

"All right," said the man. He picked up a pen and wrote laboriously: "A. T. Thomas, Louisville, Ky."

Outside the inn, the taxi which had brought the old man from nearby Locust Valley rattled away hesitatingly. The driver was...

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