Business & Finance: The Public Invited

Last week, only one member was carried from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in a state of complete collapse. A petition circulated among members for a three day holiday, Good Friday, the intervening Saturday and Easter Monday, appeared to find more brokers fascinated by the profits of 4,000,000 share sessions than worried by the danger of physical ruin. Every "record" of any shape or description was broken and rebroken.

The explanation is simple. The "public" had finally come in, tardily, clumsily, "at the top," as always, with the greatest reservoir...

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