CANADA: Chateau Laurier & Old York

The Right Hon. Richard Bedford Bennett is a solemn, pious and abstemious citizen. But like New York's James John Walker he has friends always anxious to do him favors. Premier Bennett waits for no summons. Last week, anxious to throttle a "whispering campaign," he hurried before the Canadian Parliament's Committee on National Railways to explain about the rent he is paying for his suite in the Cháteau Laurier.

In the U. S. it is generally accepted that great hostelries harbor public characters for something less than the usual rate be cause of their advertising value....

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