Business & Finance: Textile Doctor

When a silent, bespectacled, fidgety man resigned, last March, as chairman of the board of the Boston and Maine R. R. (TIME, March 26), many a voice was raised in applause and inquiry. It was generally conceded that Homer Loring had done well, for in February the road had made a new high operating record. It was generally asked what Homer Loring would do next, for no one believed the physician to ailing industries would be long without a patient.

Spring came, spring went, summer came, summer went, while Physician Loring preserved an impenetrable...

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