HARRIS HUTTON & CO.
The New York Times, November 17, 1900
BROKERS INITIATE J. S. HARRIS.
Polish His Shoes with Ink, Shave Him with a Shingle, and Write on Him.
James S. Harris of Harris, Hutton & Company, who bought the Stock Exchange seat of F. D. Bangs of Boston was duly "initiated" yesterday on the floor of the Exchange. As he had made no preparations to neutralize the work of initiation, the proceedings were very simple as compared with the "pajama seance" to which H. Archibald Pell was treated recently.
In the case of Mr. Harris, the brokers polished his shoes with ink, shaved him with a shingle, and inscribed the autographs on his collar and shirt front. If they had planned to do anything more they forgot it.