Business: Battle in the West

Journalistic Homers have sung for years the deeds of the Eastern trunk lines in their unceasing consolidation battles. Last week they smote a new chord on their lyres, began a new canto of the railroad epic. They turned to the West and the great Western railroads. In San Francisco last week sat Charles D. Mahaffie, Interstate Commerce Commissioner. Before him came Ralph Budd, President of the Great Northern, Paul Shoup, President of the Southern Pacific, Arthur Curtiss James, Western Pacific Board Chairman, Harry M. Adams, Western Pacific President, and...

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