THE PORTRAIT OF A BANKER—Anna Robeson Burr—Duffield ($5).

COMMODORE VANDERBILT—Arthur D. Howden Smith—McBride ($5).

CERTAIN RICH MEN—Meade Min-nigerode—Putnam ($3.50).

¶James Stillman, silent president of the National City Bank of New York, tranquil friend of a few intimates speaks: "[During the Gold Panic of 1894 the U. S. Treasury begged [J. P.] Morgan for 50 millions, which he refused, thundering 'Impossible!' Then they came to me and I went 'round to see what I could do: He was greatly upset and overcharged, nearly wept, put his head in his hands and cried: 'They expect the...

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