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CHEERS GREET REA
IN PLEA FOR ROADS
Reserve Board Head Mum
as He Attacks "Fed?
TALKS AT REUNION
OF N. Y. CHAMBER
Head of P. R. R. Says Interstate
Board Orders Are Close to
Cheered to the echo by the largest
and most diatTingatfliihed gathering that
ever attended a meeting of the New
York State Chamber of Commerce,
Samuel Rea, prenkient of the Pouusyl?
vania Railroad, yeaterday afternoon ?!e
r.O'jnri d the a*raitpalation of railroad*
bv ?"?? ier-1 nnd stat? government?.
In absolute silence on the platform
behind him, never once joining the ap?
plause, even at the end of Mr. Rea's
??peech, no! ?bar?es S. HarnLin, governor
of the Federal Reste rve Board. So
marked was Mr. Humlin's silence,
which was mode even more eon?picuous
by the appln'iue be accorded Arthur R.
Marsh, formerly president of the Now
York Cotton Exchange, also a speaker,
that manv members commented on it,
reading ii.to it the administr?t ion's dls
approval of the views advanced by Mr.
"Failure in the last decade to pro?
tect the railroads and railroad inves?
tors ha? at latit produced a lack of con?
fidence in public regulation," said Mr.
Rea, "and we know that through th.
wookaoss of ths railroads the whole
country is ruf
"l.'p?n this groal industry, through
the operation ef too ninny federal and
state laws, and by ' provide
and adiusf the machinery necessary
to enforce these laus by reasonable and
practical methods, a mistaken policy
of repression ha? been imposed, which
has not permitted railroad charges to
meres?? with the soforcod in-rrease in
the cost of their opeiations.
"The inherent weakness ef the situ?
ation is thai v pis seem to
have assumed that the pr?tent rail?
roads and their equipment nnd facili
ties ?re eomp'.eie and an auAcient for
present and future needs, and that the
rhief function of public, regulation is
to curtail their revenuoa, increase their
expense? and lessen their margin of
"The Essten railroads are M prient
earning? a return of less than 4 per
cent on their property investment, and
they are deprived of an appeal to the
courts for hot th? to be
their jus! rights as atrnmst the ardor
of the li ? .' irai res '' iramii
?ton. If this il not approaching con?
fiscation, bov. much !? II must we ear;.
ous condition : - I COOtinuid
"but H il II?'? :
Daaxiag i o? the
rate increa?e alree'ly secured would
remedy th? tinub'e. Mr, Kea said it WOI
the boiine?? <?? . .dation
to safeguard tl ? of the roads
a? well n public, *a!other
to nt lital.
"The raili I istlag under con?
ditions that breed I depres?
sions," be said
heavy and often Unjuitiflabll burdens
imponed on thi I I, state
*? d national, and thi II many
wasteful legislative experiment! forth
coming unleil the authors discover that
ths r>ui?!ic will not willingly pay then
Mr. Rea made several suggestions
ef the re
? der the SI <h ral law in
creases in rate.-, no limiter how justifi
able, may be suspended without any
bearing for nt least four months aftei
they would have become operative," he
said. "The uininii?tifii can extend the
suspension for aia months more. I
would limit the period of suspension
and determination of the question a1
issue to sixty days,
"The Interstate Commerce Commis
lion ihouM be materially increased,
the additional members t?? be chosen
because of their railroad nnd business
experience, and to be placed beyond
political Influence by h long tenure if
office. The regulntoiy power of the
commission should be extended to all
rr.tes and practices affecting inters to
commerce even remotely, 1' should
also be able to prevent unreasonably
' \ constructive policy o* public lee
?slation should be substituted for .he
repressive policy now practised. A
comprehenalvi valuation of railroads
.id not he attempted till lb
bility of such valuation be tooted on
"I believe in regulation by commis?
sion, and 1 vnge that we OS not en?
courage destruction of such r?gulation,
but rather its conservation by adapting
it, as we have banking regulation und
ether law-.?, te i ill the changing aeedi
of the country."
Mr. Hamlin. who was introduced by
Setb Low, president of the chamber,
said that nothing was more injurious
to the cotintiy. save possibly a panic,
than the boarding of money by indi?
vidual? and banks. He expressed the
belief that the new federal banking
syitem would "relegate to the museum
of antiquity the panic generated by
distrust in our banking sy.-tem."
A financial system bad now been
established upon principles recognized
a? sound the world over, be said?mo?
bile reserves, liquid assets nnd a note
I responsive to 11 ? f trade
"F.ven under the Feileral Reserve
set," he continued, "banks have it un?
to permit, if not to
encourage, undue speculative activitv,
i.nd if they do this the inevitable result
commercial stringency mm* follow.
When the state banks and trust com?
panies of the United States join the
Federal Rasoirs system, however, even
that possibility will be greatly dimin
Ltf Hamlin gave warm praiie to feth
Low for bis advice during the drafting
of the eat The act it ?elf, he said, was
By ?i.;<? to *he painstaking effort!
? f the President
Arthur R ^lirsh. formerly president
of the Mi on Exchangt
that i war the cotton crop
now being distr.buted would suffer no
more depreciation than invariably fol
.'owed the disposal of a superabundant
Among those present were J. P. Mor?
e-en end R. Fulton Cotting. Jacob H.
ilchiff, In a telegram regretting his in?
ability to attend, praised the Federal
Reserve system, for which be gave full
credit to the administration.
Agtoria Bans Open Markets.
Owing la opposition from local s.ore
dealer!, who feared their busines?
wight be injured, the A?'ona Buainen
Men'* Asaociation, st a meeting last
night, decided to abandon as "?nex
? t for the preient" the open mar?
ftltea tor open free market? m that ?
?action had been ?elected when a ?torm ,
of protest? ?ro?e from the small deal- |
er?, and finally a eommittOO wa? ap- !
pointe?! by the Flu'ln? loeia
the asaociation advu- j
it the project be abandoned. I
?WHAT THE BUYERS
WILL LOOK AT TO-DAY
r:???.? ?nd Suit?.
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t) fh fluir
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POIifltaM?. Mr> M?tm??i Bro? S Fia-Toft: Ht
SAN ANTONIO, TEX?Bmll Hliira S Co; Emil
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NORFOLK VI R'"?'l? A S--h?r?rt?; Vf
1270 But?, SI
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CI.KV1.LAMJ Bill? Co: Mr? MraknrUl, 71 W
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Mm'? and Boy?' W??r.
\tn??r?ii llp.r.n r,>: Mr Aron
P\\ I RA l IHCO? lUphaol Well] A Cor Mr A'leri.
' li'?>m 1,1107.
TOI l DO M C a . ?: Il M A ?Vli'.Uma,
i a furnl bins ???!?: 20 W IM ?t. Itfe floor.
Silk?. Linen? and Damntlc?.
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Ruf? ?nd UphoMttry Coodi.
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JUDGES MAY FACE
CROPSEY GRILL, TOO
Five Jurists He Termed
"Hand Picked" Likelv
To Be Called.
felted t ?? by Distl ret AttOl
ihm "hand picked" Will he called ;
the Itur tasocistion to answer the t
Cropsej ehargss is a dis'
bility growing oat of ths District At?
torn? J '? sta'i -r
\orii en shown Edward M.
? M. Tullen.
chairman of ths spec sl committee of
the j estigalion of tha i
. i, said yesterday that a de
rill !"? reached by the commit?
tee to-day ?s to whether the j
will be Invited to aaswsf the D
Attorney'l all? Kations of corruption.
The men named by District Attorney
?y ?ii- Suprema Court -i
Mai car., Rtnadlrt. Blarkmar anil Scud
der a-o? Jadee Dike, of the county, who
The extension of ths Bar Assoei
Iinquiry to iacluds the judge? Is
by the District Attorney. Tho original
the Investigstion ws
< ropsey ihoold be s ksd to explain
why he had made the remarks attri
Imted to him
District Attorney, it is under
Btood, responded by Biking the coni
nuttte exactly how far it intends to go
in its investigation. Although willing
that hi I official acts should b? inquired
into, the District Attorney BBS
tua' ths judg?s also be made the SBB
i f inquiry.
(ropsey informed the committee that
he has proof, con^i-ting mainly of affl
davits, of a'l the statements that he
"The judges did wrong to help
llrout," he \? stud to have told the
committee, "and they knew tha
were doing wrong and why they
doing it. I am not, however, intro?
ducing the qaestiOB of money. Rut the
.iud|-' howed bias and some
one had to bring thcRe charges against
them. It happens that 1 am th<
Justice Hlackmar, said the District
Attorney, et red [fl ?.ending the case
hack to .lustice Marean, who, said
('ropsey. had ihowa a pronoun?-ed lean?
ing toward the accused man. The acts
Of Justice Marean the Diatrict At?
torney is Raid to have characterised as
ClBBBSy al-o discussed the public re?
buke Bttministered to liim several days
ago by Justice Benedict, of tho Su?
"The remarks of Justice Benedict
were not a part of his opinion in the
case before h:-n," said the District At?
torney. "They Aere gratuitous, un?
manly and unjudicial."
Finds Man Beaten. Robbed.
Tied and Thrown Into
Point Plr-ssant, N. I., De?-. I, ?B?
; ronsrious from a blow on the has I
thrown into ?he waters (
Bay with his hands and ft? I I
!?;("?' was slivs today aad during
? ious interval.? was I
how he was Bt1 I 0 men. who
? I bin of slmOSt $.'!0<? and then
tr.ed to i?? ? crime by ending
Kgbert, who is a collector for the
Prude:.tial Insurance ( OBBBI y, Owes
i is lue ta Joseph iirii?t, principe! of
't e Mante sking heard
groans .-s bridge near
! where the ' rt was floating,
investigated and (?veil the collector.
It ?sas ' i . BM and the
i'..d up men v.orktd practically with?
out fear of detection. ? feel
< way ?lowly orj I | when
he was struck over the head. The
e was found close by, lijt ' ?
>.on booh was half a mile away.
nkf; four men attacked
his assailants had evidently landed in
_ boa' oaly two dii
prints, one o: 'h?-m srrail, perhaps that
of a woman
? ? taken charge
ad thai tai Pradal 'ial will co?
! LOS Avn-xts-?.??, ri-ti * ?Ta!*tt Oo. Ur
i S M ??.. R"-n, 1.410.
' CFATTAVf?of.*-V?" Orwi A MMMfc n??t1?na
i yt, . ... i:-, roar.
nm ?' ?> ' ? ? "?'> sstii ?nd ??en;<it*-'m*
? . i',, editor of tiis liii'i
Question?1 am the Southern ?ales
tri?in ? ih and ?uit concern In
this City. The Middle Western man
claims t'ha* Louisville, Ky., is in his ter?
ritory, Do yon think that he should
make th?- city, a? Louliville i? consid?
ered in the South? R. M. H. Answer?
' It has slwsys been the custom for Mid?
dle Wsstsrn salesmen to work Louis
v ?, ns it is between Cincinnati snd
Queetion Wiil the interurban lines
. Chech a trunk as baggaiie"
Yours truly, Matthew K. Answei
Question What is th? population of
Scranton, I'enn., and is it a good town
for a ladies' specialty store? K. M. (?.
NOTES OF THF TRAHF.
The Hear Hrand Yarn Manufsc'urers
report pu unprecedented?'demand for
.' rams, Which are being Mod
? lively for the making of articles
rn by the soldiers and ho.?
corps at the front daring the
. European wsr. The Red Cross has
reiiu s to knit, and crochet
woollen garments, and these articles
are ). ted by the various of?
fices of the Kerl Crr.?s to be forwarded
in the supply shipi?. The entire cri
? irn busine
' un, due to the fact thn'
. the women are responding to this de?
mand for charity work,
1'. Kosenthal,' of A. Steinhnrdt |
' Rrc, Importers Of novelty and fancy
? Mil Of MS tra'lu in general. He
\\. are going to send our sales?
men out on ths road (twenty-five in
ths latter part of this month, and
I certain thai enm man will get his
. oi ths business. Oat Ismported
are coming in a little late, but
late enough to amount to any
thin?.- ? has not been affected
? Ktent by foreign conditions,
?flrtes a little longer for
. dise ti come over here, r.w
? thi roundabout way it is being
A -.?..il known dress manufacturing
concern Is slowing a cotton dreas,
I mpire effect, with a circular skirt, to
retail at |2 each. It. is their inten?
tion to specisliM on cotton dresses for
the cheaper trnde.
I he Amoskeag Manufacturing Com
operating ?mo of the largest cot
illl m N.-w England, at Manches?
ter. N. H.| has resumed operations on
?nil time. About 16,000 hands are em
.1. and the mills have been run
ersral months on four and a
,V time a week.
NEW BOARD FOR
efficiency Held To Be All
with Which Education
Body Is Concerned.
| >r Mitchel would say nothing
; ?e any loior to the
rumors thn' Thomas W. Churchill
, would not be re-elected to the presi?
dency of '.ne ?oard of Education be?
lie had voted against leavei of
? .e that Air. Churchill now fa
I vors giving long absences to teacher
mothere," ?a .1 thi Mayor. "I feel
thai Mr, Churchill has worked very
No man is being groomed for
f ths Hoard of Education."
Mayor addeJ that be had not
aaked the new appointee? their views
on the teacher-mother problem, but
a point to ree that the] all Were
1 m favor oi" vocational and industrial
' schools. Preiidenl Churchill has
1 worked bard in the establishment of
, such schools, and Mayor Mitchel oppre
? ?.* to his desire that m?m
Bosrd of Fduration be
reduced by legislative enaet
thi Mayor caul he favored an
unpaid board if members could be
sttend to their dunes, md he
lid he p?.??
members of ?he board
more freely yesterday about
convictions on the teacher
mo".' A sense of propriety
prevent'..! them fmm elaborating on
their convictions Wednesday, because
hod no* rat been officially in
l "f then- aj pointaento. 1 he
Sf, admitted they were
in favor of the reform.
Mrs. II den St. Clair Mullan, a law
y?T and irrnduate of Harnard College,
thai . ?- thought the welfare of
ehooll demanded that good teach
c rs should he retained.
"Almost any reasonable excuse for
?o be accepted," she
"Suiely ir i? n? reasonable to
nenee for ehildb
I a "- p to Furope or to ei
mi Sged father.
' A teach) ?' effi.-iency," she added,
"is the only thing with which the
Board of Education has any concern.
Her children are her own affair. I do
' I r.m in favor of any par?
ticular scheme which is before the
'"???l ! Si thi presiuit moment, because
I am net fsmilisr enough with the
involved. Kach case mus? he
. wi?h the welfare
of the echo aim in mind."
Miss Mary Drier said, "You know I
am in favor of the teacher-mothers."
Raul Fuller took Mayor Mitchel as
his guide ln the matter. "Thi Mayor*!
?lie ; ight eue," h" Hind.
- ' .f the Schools M the
I, snd he does:;
how gratr lOOVe ef a:
will hurt the schools any. I if course,
there are probably two* ?ides to the
question, and it wouldn't be right to
take n definite stand on the terms of
the new rulings until I had made a
careful study of the while subject,
but in general, I'm for it."
- Hooton Pink said that he had
always been in favor of granting leaves
sence to teachers for this purpose.
r members w-ere les? sure about
thiir conviction?, but, in general, the
?ymeothy in all on the side of the
teaeher-mother, In this connection, it
is h ? : ? note that every one
? members of the board who were
d voted against Mrs. Lora M.
Wagner when the matter lost came up
AUTO LESSOlT??SfS LIFE
Man Learning to Run Car
Fatally Injures Child.
Operating an automobile truck for
r it time, John Banta, of H Wist
ran over four-year-old Mol
lie Rosen, of ltd] Clinton av., The
'. rdny afternoon, causing
ught about the child's
? occurred at 138th
' Haven Canal,
i In the driver's seat, in addition to
Ban to, v, ? I bompooo, who
instructing Hants. The child was
firked up by a woman and taken to
ordham Hospital. There her left leg
was amputated an?l she died.
I 'a w. re arrested
Hn?i paroled by Coronet Booly. The
aiiio:.. i coal truck, owi ?
Olm J, .Stephens, Inc.
SMITH & M'NELI/S
Famous Old Restaurant
Near Washington Market
Suffers Bad Business.
SOME YEARS AGO
Debt $38,000- Will Reorganize
and Keep Open Mean?
; Smith <t McNeil's,without either Smith
' or Mc.N'ell, evidently won't do. Time was
when one might go to 203 Washington
i it., or make an entrance hy way of
! Greenwich or Fulton or Vesey st., and
find the thickest and juiciest steaks in
the city for the price, pie thnt was pie
and buckwheat cakes that didn't re?
semble rubber. All of which is pream?
ble to the no vs that an assignment v*u
made yesterday for -.he benefit of the
"Tom" IfcNell, one of the founders
of what was to become one of the best
known restaurants in the citv. or eoun
' try, or world, for that Batter, retired
?B April, 1911, ile had hen or. the job
ihe day the orifiaal restaurant onened.
j in 1k;>:'.. and at eighty years of age he
: figared he had a rc>t coming to him.
The basil ? .. plain per'
r.ciship for the pBTBBBS Of provender
until 190.:. Then a corporation WSS
; formed. Tie next era begBB v.-hcri
'"Tom" McNeil got oui. Those who suc?
ceeded him in the management didn't
d- very well, and last February new
faces again appeared. Oneco-Komi-n
i, ? been th. style since then. T,
entino, formerly of the Broadwav I . -
1 tral, and (ieorge S. Gatsos, who ap
peurs m the ;is?ignmer.t as presiden.!
and treasure-, took hold.
So far as is known, there is no com?
plaint about tiie qualny of the food
1 ivided. The principal difficulty
; rieems to be ?eogr phieal. In the ea y
days the ferries famished a lot of
trade, milkmen and hack drivers being
the principal customers BBtii the repu?
tation of the place attracted more ws
? thetic appetites.
Later racegoer? to Monmouth and
| Guttenburg usually saved enough from
? the betting ring to get to Smith ? Ms
Nell's and forget the day's reverses in
la stomach and soul filling meal just
across the terry. In recent years
Washington .Market has furnished the
p. irons and the appetites.
At the moment the marketman is not
; recalled who does not like his victuals
plain and plenty. Of course, t\\e prices
had to go up. when "Tom" McNeil re?
tired he 'aid present day charges were
at leust four i :? m", got in
irlv davs for food that was bet
Even with the modern twist to the
! combination times have changed down
' that way. and while it is expected that
i pome of the old business of the neigh
! borhood will be revived, tho Smith &
McNeil corpoation lias found it impos?
sible to keep going and pay the bills.
In the assignment the address i?
given a? 1 C;* Washington st.; the as?
signment is ?Bads to Harry .1. Robinson,
! whose attorney is C. S. I'nikney, of ttt
Broadway. Mr. Robinson issued the
following statement last Bight:
"Smi'h A McNeil's have been for
j many years operating a hotel and res
! taurant at Washington and Greenwich
' sts.. in the Washington Market section.
"The relisons for the assignment are
; owing to the falling off of business
(teased by ihe changes and alterations
in Washington Market by the c-'v,
? which for tii" lasl veer have resultrd
in prac?cslly no market business in
t' s". neighborhood.
"They operate a l-.o'e! wi'h 2P5 rooms
and it has been widely known for many
"The approximate debts are $37.000
| or $38.000, and its assets consist of
! furnishings, fixtures and machinery of
its hotel and plant.
"It is expected ?hat f reorganiza?
tion will be effet ted, as it is believed
that when the Washington Market Im?
improvements are completed by the
ri.. and ths stands opened that the
business, which has been for tho last
year stagnant In that section, will
! again revive "
COLLEGEJCOMJCS TO DINE
Association and Its Friends to
Hold Dinner at Hotel Biltmore.
The first annual dinner of the Col?
lege Comics A?sociation will be he?,!
! on Saturday night at the Hotel Bilt
i more, ?then SCVSral hundred students
(alumni and frieads of fourteen dif?
ferent colleges will gather in an effor'
to bring about closer relations between
the college comic?, advertisers, pub?
is and others interested in their
The idea of the dinner was conceived
by Richard S?nger, of "The Harvard
I ampoon," and J. I . Hutler, of "The
Vfi'.e Record," and ollici;ils of other col
r lejje publications are co-operating with
The follcge Comics Association was
formed last Marcii with the object of
promoting greater sfleiSBCJi a higher
quality and an interchange of ideas
among those publications.
C. M. Connolly, advertising manager
of duet?, Psahe I;' f: Ca.. who has
done much toward SBCcessfally launch?
ing the association, will bo toastma?
ter. Addresses will ? made by
^ George R. Richardson, C|ark?on A. Cal
' lins, jr., Robert A. Holmes, Ingalls
Kimball and Herber; S. Houston.
BERWIND TO BE CLEARED
Steamer Held Not Guilty of
Any Neutrality Violation.
Washington. Dee. 3.?Assistant Sec?
retary Petan to-night instructed Col?
lector Malone. at New York, to grant
clearance papers to the American
steamship Rerwind, recently detained
by customs authorities there pending
an investigation to determine whether
she had violated the neutrality laws.
The Berwind was eharwsd with fur?
nishing contraband articles to a Ger?
man warship outside the three-mile
limit, (pon investigation, however, the
Treasury Department found it had no
ground upon which to hold her. Tlie
. it was ?aid here, n clearing for
i Charleston te take aboard a cargo of
! cotton for BlBBSBBa
One result of the investigstion by
' the New York authorities was a fine
! of $ii0o on the Hcrwind's owners for
, making out a false manifest in failing
to declare certain articles aboard on
the voyage which led to the inquiry.
; 'Ihe line was paid under protest.
Warns Against Holiday Fires.
The New York Board "f Fire Under?
writers warns against the use of
( hnstmas greens, harvest specimens
and other inflammable malet lals, such
as eottOfl to repr. . during the
holiday season. The practical prohibi?
tion of tins sort of iii?play is deemed
necessary, because of aiasstraai fires
in ci urches, clubs, public buildings and
the like. In the standard form of in?
surance policy it i- provided that the
agrccm ll hall be VBid if the hazard
be increased by any means within the
control oi knowledge of the ?n-ared.
FOR COAST SURVEY
Secretary at Maritime Ex?
change Says Charting
Service Needs Funds.
The need of a larger r.ppropriation
of mon?y by Congress to extend the
werk of the government SOOSt and geo?
detic survey and matte the ?crvice safe
for those emplr-.el in it was empha?
sized yesterday by Wii!;am C. Redfield,
Secretary of thi Department of Com?
merce, in an address before the mem?
bers of the Maritime Fxehar.ge.
Three of the vessel? used in chart?
ing the harbors ?id waters along the
Atlantic and Pacific coasts were obso?
lete,'unsanitary and n menace to the;
lives of the men manning them, he
said. The l.ck of fund? with which toi
carry on drag-wire ourveys -"?/??
kan waters was responsible for th loss
of lives ar.d pissmger ihl""? ?WJ
vcar. Th- pinnacle rocks and ledge!
ST. could not be found by ???r"?
could only be determined by wire-drag
in?, Secretary Redfield said.
"That would be a far cheaper means
than that of allowing steamers to find
the pinnacles by running on *???*<
sinking, then naming the rock after tne
steamer," he asserted.
Secretary Redfield first touched upon
?he Steamboat Inspection Bureau. It
had never been so efficient as now he
said, and added that it was a long way
from perfect and hampered ?rious.v in
it, development by ?/?rcty of funds
Six more assistant ?n'P?0*0".?
needed in New York alone, he said, two
in Roston and others sfrW*-**}
Buffalo inspector? tometimes WOlrked
continuously from 7 in the morning til
10 o'clock ar night. If ! seri?os acci?
dent, due to hurried inspection, oc?
curred Congress and not hi! dcpsr.
roaid be morally responsible, said
Mr. Redfield. . .. _ mm?
He nrfOd gove-rnment -nspection SUS
i regulition of motor bosti of less thai
fifteen tons' burden.
"Many of them carry passengers." hi
said, "but we cannot inspect *heii
tanki, piping or anything other than
their life saving apparatus. It will
probably take a catastrophe Involving
the loss of life to make the people re
alire that the Department of Commer?a
ihould have power to inspect them "
Regarding the boats in the geodetic
survey, he said they were a disgrace
to a civiliied country; ''miserable,"
"obsolete," "outclassed" "old wrecks,"
and "a menace to lives of the cr.^ws"
were some of the terms in which he
I referred to the fleet, one of which, he
; laid, was built in 1862 as a Confederate
"The department is anxious to d<> It!
' work aa well and cheaply as pn??ible,
| but the work cannot be done with ?m
I proper in?truments," Mr. Redfield ?aid
Members of the Maritime Exchang
' evidenced interest in hearing oi
work of the department and of what
might be done with sufficient appropri?
ations. Fred B. Dalzell, acting as chair
, man of the meeting, Introduced Mr.
' Redfield. Repreientative Calder said
he would gladly do all h hit pow?r to
assiit Mr. Redfield in .jetting thi i*.
s.rsd fund?. Mr. Cild*r it a tntstUr
of the Committee on Appropriation?,.
Fall from Ladder Is Fatal.
Martin Otten, thirty-oni year? old
superintendent of the N'ationil Sue?.'
Reflnery in Long Island City, died i?
the Flushing Hospital on Wednesday
right from a broken spine cauied by a
fall from a ladder on Thankigiring
Day. The iniury was similar to thit
received by Walter Duryea.
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