Image from page 366 of "The inside history of the Carnegie Steel Company, a romance of millions" (1903)
Authors: Bridge, James Howard, 1858-1939
Publisher: New York, Aldine Book Company
Contributing Library: Robarts - University of Toronto
Digitizing Sponsor: University of Toronto
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s dis-graced! Under the circum-stances it was an anticlimax.Furthermore, an enterprisingadvertiser of soap or some suchdetergent placarded England,where Carnegie was then stay-ing, with offers of prizes for thebest answer to Mr. CarnegiesConundrum ; and daih reportswere published in the newspapersof the thousands of answers re-ceived. The position in which the millionaire philanthropistwas thus placed was most undignified. He could not take up apaper without seeing in the form of an advertisement someidiotic suggestion as to how he ought to spend the forty millionsterling he had failed to receive. He could not take a walkwithout the same offensive advice gleaming from a hundredbill-boards; and supersensitive as he always was to ridicule, hisdispleasure not unnaturally fell upon the partners whom heregarded as primarily responsible for this absurd notoriety. Sowhen they came to him for an extension of their all-too-shortoption, he not only refused it, but in contravention of his agree-
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Offensive advice gleaming frombill-boards. ATTRyrpr ro depose i-rick I ment with them, kept the $170,000 which they haa Lontrib*uted as their share of the $1,170,000 paid him as a l^onus for
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