Business & Finance: B.&O.'s Portion

While last week Pennsylvania R. R. angrily answered the I. C. C.'s charges of monopoly, Baltimore & Ohio peacefully proceeded along the lines laid by the I. C. C.'s consolidation plan. Better to fight its two great rivals, New York Central and Pennsylvania, B. & O. has long wished a westward extension. At first it eyed Wabash. But the I. C. C. assigned to it not Wabash but the long-sickly Chicago & Alton.

Operated by C. & A. are about 1,000 mi. of track between Chicago, St. Louis and Kansas City. Mine products are its...

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