I have read the story "For One Night Only" in the March Journal, p56.
I was struck by the character " Geissler - the
Chicago Jew- previously a Levantine dragoman".
who got the theatre box for 25 sh.- £98 per the
Notes thereon on the website. Sowealthy - but hated by Mrs.S.
Where did Kipling, writing in London, just
arrived there, get the idea for this character as
part of London society? Could he have met anyone
like this? The name is unusual, tho a Google
search does bring up,a woodworking coy of that
name in Chicago. Why mention his previous employ
as a Cook's guide - to infer he had risen in his
wealth, by shady means -the "offensive founders' shares" - what were these?
Can anyone explain?