Business: Nickel Plate System

All last week the indefatigable Van Sweringen brothers (of Cleveland) labored, and not in vain. In their bulging bag of railroads reposed the Nickel Plate, Erie, C. & O. and Hocking Valley, but they continued to gun for the Pere Marquette. Chairman E. N.

Brown of that road tactfully refused to sacrifice pleasure for business and remained absent on vacation. In his stead the Seligmans, bankers for the Pere Marquette, have expertly held out for the most favorable terms obtainable. There have been conferences, rumors, more conferences and more rumors. Stockbrokers have been...

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