Business: Fragments Swept

Consolidation is the current railroad cry. Like vaudeville jugglers, pitching lamps and crockery deftly aloft, are heads of great U. S. rail systems, throwing and catching the little roads upon whom they have merger designs. At times, however, the juggler's eye tires, his hand wavers.

Furthermore, the railroad juggler usually has the Interstate Commerce Commission shrieking "Drop it! Drop it!" from the front row. So occasionally there is a crash, and bits of dishes and lamp chimneys lie, Humpty-Dumpty like, on the stage floor. Last week the final fragments of one unfortunate...

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