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JANTROU, an ex-professor of the University of Bordeaux, who in
consequence of some misconduct was obliged to leave for Paris, without
caste or position. At the age of twenty-eight, he landed at the Bourse,
where for ten years he dragged out existence as a _remisier_ or broker's
tout. At the time of the foundation of the Universal Bank he suggested
to Saccard the purchase of a newspaper to be employed in the interest
of the company. The purchase was carried out, and Jantrou was appointed
editor. Subsequently other papers were acquired, which he manipulated so
as to keep the bank continually before the public. He gave information
to Baroness Sandorff which she repeated to Gundermann, who was induced
thereby to continue his attack on the bank. L'Argent.



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