Business & Finance: Pyramid; Pack

Imposing is the pyramid of railroad securities erected by Cleveland's diligent Van Sweringen brothers, Oris Paxton and Mantis James. Imposing too is the collection of many shares in many industries used by Clevelander Cyrus Stephen Eaton in his spectacular bids for leadership in industry. About the Van Sweringen pyramid last week swirled gusts of rumor. And many were the tales in Manhattan that a vast shuffle in the Eaton pack had changed his hand.

Almost out of a clear sky came the clouds that massed over the Van Sweringen pyramid. Principal Van Sweringen stocks and bonds in one day suffered the following...

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