Business: Tea Threats

On a foggy afternoon 100 years ago last week a horse cart rattled from the murky London docks to Mincing Lane with eight deodar chests containing 350 Ibs. of tea. This was the first consignment of tea grown in the British Empire and Auctioneer William J. Thomson knocked it down at a record price of 25 shillings a pound to a patriotic Captain Pidding.

One foggy day last week three sandaled elephants, followed by Cinemactor ("Elephant Boy") Sabu in a Rolls-Royce, ambled from St. Katherine's Docks to Mincing Lane with 37 silver and...

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