Business: Railroads

From the fortnight's clatter of suppositions—as to the reason for Wheeling & Lake Erie stocks hopping from $27.50 a share on Jan. 3 to $130 a share last week when the practical market corner in this stock was at its tightest, and the reason for other railroad stocks popping like heated popcorn kernels —these facts became certain last week:

Wheeling & Lake Erie's. controlling shares owned by John D. Rockfeller Sr. were sold to the New York Central (Patrick E. Crowley, President), the Baltimore & Ohio (Daniel Willard, President) and the Nickel Plate R....

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