RAILWAYS: Hearings

The Interstate Commerce Commission is just at present considering some very grave questions. There is no instant prospect of its deciding these questions, but nevertheless the impending events breed excitement in transportation circles.

For instance there is the question of granting a 5% increase in freight rates to the western railroads. At Chicago, where the Edgewater Beach Hotel rears its creamy buttresses above Lake Michigan, Clyde B. Aitchison, Chairman of the Interstate Commerce Commission, last week opened hearings on this question. Before him came Fred W. Sargent, President of the Chicago and...

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