Business & Finance: Locomotive Ball

In Halethorpe, near Baltimore, there commenced last week the Fair of the Iron Horse, a pageant-exhibition designed in observance of railroading's first centenary, sponsored by the Baltimore & Ohio Rail-road Co. In sheds and on sidings, locomotives gathered like blackamoors to an autumn ball. Chooing and spitting cinders, old grandmother engines chatted in squeaky, steamy voices and pooh-poohed the advances of young, sleek, oily, lusty freight-pushers. The Exhibition began when some Indians, who were really porters and ticket takers on the Baltimore & Ohio, went whooping loudly past the grandstand. Then came...

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