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The operative then sums up by saying that Edison seemed dissatisfied and looked as if he had been sick.He thought Edison was all right but was a tool for his bankers,who wanted to make money out of the company. That there was great excitement and speculation in the district about Wall Street at the time,the following clipping(one out of many)proves:THE EDISON BOOM.HOW LONG,HOWLONG!!(under the above heading,The New York World in one of its early issues of January,1880,runs the following comment): Kirkland&Milliken,of 47 Williams Street,reported yesterday that speculators are anxious to trade in Edison Electric Light Company stock,and that investors are picking up five and ten share lots.Mr.Laportas,of the firm,said to a World reporter that two shares were sold vesterdav at $3,500 each,but that lots of ten shares, which are more desirable,are in strong demand and are worth $5,000to $5,000 a share.Our of the largest shareholders,who was offered $700,000 last week for 200 shares,was bid $800,000 cash last night,and says that he won't sell under $1,000,000.

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そのスパイはそれから、エジソンは不満げでまるで病気のように見えたと言って、話をまとめる。彼は、エジソンはいい人だが、彼の会社で金儲けをしたがってる銀行家にとってのひとつの道具だと思ったのだ。 当時のウォール街について、その地域でものすごい興奮と投機があったことは、次のような切り抜き(多くのうちのひとつ)が証明している。「エジソンブーム 一体いつまでだ!!」(上記見出しで、ザ・ニューヨーク・ワールド(※1)は1880年1月初旬の掲載版のひとつで、次のようなコメントを載せた。) 47ウイリアム通りのカークランドとミリケンは昨日、投機家がエジソン電気照明会社の株を取引しようとやっきになっており、投資家は5株、10株と買い続けていますと報道した。株の取引会社のラポルタス氏は、ニューヨークワールドのレポーターに対して、昨日は2株がそれぞれ3,500ドルで売れたが、(購入者にとって)より魅力がある、1回の取引あたり10株の需要は強く、取引単位1ロット5,000ドルあたり、1株5,000ドルの価値があります。先週、200株に対し70万ドルの値をつけた、私どもの最大の大株主は、昨夜現金80万ドルで入札をし、100万ドル以下で売るつもりはないと言っています、と述べた。 ※1:The New York World 1860年から1931年まで発行された、ニューヨークのシティ新聞

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