Business & Finance: Mellon Spur

At 8 a. m. one day last month, 200 laborers turned up for work on the last quarter-mile of a new railroad from Smiths Ferry, Pa. to Negley, Ohio. For more than a year they had been driving through the Allegheny foothills this spur that would cut the cost of coal in the Mahoning Valley 40¢ a ton. The laborers stopped to read some notices posted overnight by a U. S. marshal. No work was done that clay or the next or the next. The notices were a temporary injunction commanding Montour R....

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