Business: Mother & Son

Mrs. Hetty Green, the late unique creative financier among women, had forgotten that she had bought a railroad during the great panic of 1893. The Texas Midland, 125 miles long, had completely slipped her mind. She found it one day when she had nothing better to do than paw over some dusty old papers. She sent her son, Colonel Edward Howland Robinson Green, to Terrell, Tex., headquarters of the road, to ascertain its value. It was a long sort, of job, as the Interstate Commerce Commission learned later. The road did not pay. Colonel...

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