Statesman and Financier
British statesman and financier Cecil Rhodes, whose fortune was used to endow the world-famous Rhodes Scholarships, was a stickler for correct dressbut apparently not at the expense of someone elses feelings. A young man invited to dine with Rhodes arrived by train and had to go directly to Rhodess home in his travel-stained clothes.
Once there he was appalled to find the other guests already assembled, wearing full evening dress. After what seemed a long time Rhodes appeared, in a shabby old blue suit. Later the young man learned that his host had been dressed in evening clothes, but put on the old suit when he heard of his young guests dilemma.