Business & Finance: Banker Baker

"None of the Public's Business!" George F. Baker, having returned from the South, the Hon. Chauncey M. Depew called a meeting to elect a President for the New York Central Railroad.* The new President is Patrick E. Crowley, age 60, who has been railroading for more than forty years.

"Who is George F. Baker?" is a question to which no good answer has ever been given. True, he is in the banking business at No. 2 Wall Street. True, he is twice as rich as the original J. P. Morgan, having a fortune estimated...

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