Business: Death of Hughitt

Last week, in Lake Forest, Ill., an old man was having his breakfast. Suddenly, he put his napkin down on the table; before the servant could reach him, he had fallen to the floor across the arm of his chair. An hour or two later, the newspapers in Chicago had headlines saying that Marvin Hughitt, Finance Chairman of the Chicago & Northwestern Railroad, had suffered a paralytic stroke. The morning after the old man had been carried upstairs from his breakfast table, the newspapers published extra editions to say that Marvin Hughitt had died,...

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