Business & Finance: James

The great railroad men of four decades ago were generally referred to as "Empire Builders," an earth-shouldering epithet originally applied to James J. Hill. Since the death of Mr. Hill, and of less admirable Jay Gould and their stern peers, the epithet had lapsed into disuse, but last week it was revived for a contemporary capitalist, Arthur Curtiss James. It became known that during the last two years Mr. James has accumulated a large stock interest in the Western Pacific Railroad Corp., becoming thereby probably the largest private railroad shareholder in the...

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