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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, January 04, 1912, Image 15

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Spring Green, Wis., Jan 4.
Frank Lloyd Wright, the gentle
man who is afflicted with "he
girae," today applied for a $50,-
000 insurance policy of which
Mamah Borthwick, his artmate,
is to be the beneficiary.
Wright says he recently pro
vided for his wife in like manner,
and that he considers his spiritu
al better half entitled to the same
protection as he has given Mrs.
"My wife and children are
cared for. They will never be in
want," said Wright. "Now I am
thinking of this woman. The
moment my right arm no longer
protects her, she will be cast out
into a pitiless, fickle world. Her
position is different from that of
any other woman in the world.
1 want her always to "be surround
ed with comfort, and the artistic."
Wright says his business has
almost been ruined. But since
the departure of the "war corre
spondents," as Wright calls the
Chicago newspaper men, life has
settled down into the ordinary
routine in the village and at the
"bliss bungalow."
Wright is working hard again
at weird looking things architec
tural, and says that he has hopes
that if he be left alone, he may
once more build up his fortunes.
But meantime he's taking out
insurance policies, just to make
o o
Pride sooner or later hits the
banana pee".
The best evidence that the
Stanley Committee for the inves
tigation of the Steel Trust means
business is coming from the gen
tlemen composing that huge
combination of capital and Water.
A few days ago, J. Pierpont
Morgan secretly left this country
for Egypt to spend the winter,
and incidentally avoid a subpoena
to appear before the Stanley com
mittee. Today, Henry Clay Frick, multi-millionaire
and the man who
first suffered from the brilliant
idea of combining the steel indus
tries of the nation, coyly let it be
known that he, too, was going to
spend the winter in Egypt.
Frick hastened to explain that
he had no desire to avoid any in
quisition contemplated by the
Stanley committee. No, indeed!
"I am going to Egypt because
I want to," he said. "I am going
because a member of the family
wants to."
Probably J. Pierpont Morgan
also went against his own incli
nation, but, nevertheless it is pe
culiar that these "spiritual he
girae" to far lands of the mem
bers of the Steel Trust who could
tell most on the witness stand,
should occur about the time the
Stanley committee is ready to
hear their evidence.
Now, if only J. Pierpont and
Henry Clay would just decide to
stay in Egypt but what's the

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