Business: Auction

In his third-floor office in the gloomy old Federal Building in Minneapolis one morning last week, Special Master in Chancery Howard Strickland Abbott donned his black topcoat, his grey fedora, picked up his brief case and set out for the yards of Minneapolis & St. Louis R. R. It was Mr. Abbott's duty to put that dilapidated 1,600-mi. railroad on the auction block. By court order he was to offer the road at "the main entrance of the division superintendent's office at the Cedar Lake Shops." Arriving at the precise spot on the second floor of a grimy yellow brick...

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