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POSTAL SAVINGS BANKS, PROPOSITIONS
XLVII TO XLIX. John G. CROXTON, Philadelphia ; Philip GODLEY, Philadelphia; Wm. J. COOPER, Camden; ROBERTO FALCHERO, New York; ERNEST W. ROBERTS, Lynn; F. C. NUNEMACHER, Louisville.
TARIFF AND RECIPROCITY, PROPOSITIONS
L TO LIX. Louis MULLER, Baltimore; GEO. T. COPPINS, Boston; JAS. R. CARTER, Boston; GEORGE F. DANIELS, Boston; WM. H. DOUGLAS, New York; DANIEL D. MORSS, Boston; FRANK G. CROWELL, Kansas City; JOHN W. CRADDOCK, Lynchburg; EVERETT H. DUNBAR, Lynn; Egisto MARIANA, New York; F. C. NUNEMACHER, Louisville.
CUSTOMS ADMINISTRATIVE ACT, PROPOSI
TIONS LX TO LXIII. CHARLES S. Hamlin, Boston ; ANTONIO Zucca, New York; Edw. FLASH, JR., New York; E. J. LAVINO, Philadelphia ; SWAGER SHERLEY, Louisville.
RIVER AND HARBOR IMPROVEMENT, PROP
OSITIONS LXIV TO LXXIV. Douglas M. WYLIE, Baltimore; F. H. VIAux, Boston; SAMUEL G. Douglas, Nashville ; HENRY A. Fry, Philadelphia; E. L. ROGERS, Philadelphia; W. S. HARVEY, Philadelphia ; Lewis M. HAUPT, Philadelphia ; HENRY H. BOWMAN, Springfield; A. P. FARDON, Washington; W. D. MULLEN, Wilmington; A. G. FORBES, Montgomery; W. W. FOULKROD, Philadelphia; W. H. STEVENSON, Pittsburg; W. H. Gibson, New York.
INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION, PROPOSITIONS
LXXV TO LXXVII. P. M. Estes, Nashville; CHAS. W. McCuTCHEN, New York; MAHLON N. Kline, Philadelphia ; W. P. Wilson, Philadelphia; H. C. REYNOLDS, Scranton.
NATIONAL CURRENCY, PROPOSITIONS LXXVIII
TO LXXXVIII. John M. NELSON, Baltimore; H. W. PEABODY, Boston; AMORY A. LAWRENCE, Boston; ARTHUR BAUR, New York; J. P. TRUESDELL, New York; E. J. LAVINO, Philadelphia ; FINLEY ACKER, Philadelphia; A. J. LOGAN, Pittsburg; F. L. HITCHCOCK, Scranton; Thos. H. SAVERY, Wilmington ; HENRY H. BOWMAN, Springfield; Chas. B. LAWSON, New York.
IMMIGRATION, PROPOSITIONS LXXXIX TO XCII.
DANIEL D. Morss, Boston; Wm. P. Wilson, Philadelphia; SAMUEL G. DOUGLAS, Nashville; G. WALDO Smith, New York; DANIEL Baugh, Philadelphia; THOMAS F. BAYARD, Wilmington; W. F. VANDIVER, Montgomery.
FORESTRY AND IRRIGATION, PROPOSITIONS
PHILADELPHIA BOARD OF TRADE.
FEDERAL GRAIN INSPECTION, PROPOSITIONS XCVII TO C; ALSO PROPOSITION PHILADEL
PHIA COMMERCIAL EXCHANGE. CHARLES ENGLAND, Baltimore; DANIEL D. Morss, Boston; SAMUEL G. DOUGLAS, Nashville; J. P. TRUESDELL, New York; E. L. ROGERS, Philadelphia ; ALBERT MCCULLOUGH, Cincinnati.
CORPORATION LEGISLATION, PROPOSITIONS
CI TO CV. Louis Muller, Baltimore; P. M. ESTES, Nashville; John G. CROXTON, Philadelphia; E. A. KITZMILLER, Pittsburg; ALFRED CLUM, Cleveland; F. H. GILLETT, Springfield; ALPHONSE WEINER, New York; HARRY WEISSINGER, Louisville.
The foregoing list of committees was adopted by the Board.
VISIT OF COURTESY TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE
UNITED STATES. Mr. Marvel, of Wilmington.—I desire to announce, Mr. President, that at 2.30 o'clock to-morrow afternoon the President of the United States will receive, by card only, the delegates to this convention. Cards can be procurred to-morrow morning
BANQUET. Mr. MARVEL, of Wilmington.—I desire to announce, further, that a banquet has been arranged for to-morrow night at 7.30 o'clock, at which Vice-President Fairbanks, Speaker Cannon, Secretaries Straus and Meyer, Attorney-General Bonaparte and other distinguished gentlemen will be present. I also announce that .seats can be secured for ladies, who will be welcome to the banquet from the beginning, and that those who are not able to attend the banquet at the beginning will have seats reserved for them in the banquet-hall, where they can hear the addresses given later.
HOURS OF MEETING. On motion of Mr. G. WALDO SMITH, of New York, it was : Resolved, That when the National Board of Trade adjourns upon any day without any other time being specified, it shall be until the hour of 9.30 A. M. of the next day; and whenever it takes a recess upon any day, unless otherwise ordered, it shall be until the hour of 2.30 o'clock P. M. of the same day.
REPORT OF THE COMMISSIONER. The PRESIDENT.—Gentlemen, we will now have read the report of your Commissioner.
Commissioner Read.—Mr. President and gentlemen of the association, your Commissioner has no formal report to make. He was appointed, as you will remember, to keep an office in the city of Washington. That office has been kept, and your Commissioner has performed all the duties assigned to him during the year. The most of them have been in regard to uniform bills of lading, as will appear in the report of that committee.
The President of the association, Mr. LA LANNE, has really performed all of the duties that did devolve upon the Commissioner in previous years.
I accepted the position of Commissioner with the understanding that I could vacate it when I desired. I have simply kept an office in the city of Washington, where delegates to the National Board of Trade should feel themselves at home and where I, as Commissioner, could give them any assistance they needed when in the city; and I should like to say to you all that if there is anything I can do for you, individually or as a member of the association, I shall be very glad indeed to do it. [Applause.]
On motion, it was ordered that the report of the Commissioner be received and placed on file, and also that a vote of thanks of the Board be tendered him for the very efficient manner in which he has performed his work.
COURTESIES TO THE LADIES. Mr. WALDO SMITH, of New York.—I move that delegates who have ladies with them be invited to find seats for them in the hall at any time during the sessions of the Board, and that the ladies be provided with seats in the banquet hall to-morrow night.
The PRESIDENT.-The ladies this time are going to be welcomed. The feminines are going to have about the same courtesies as the masculines.
The motion was agreed to.
On motion of Mr. ROBINSON, of Philadelphia, the Board at 2 o'clock P. M. adjourned to 9.30 o'clock to-morrow morn
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22, 1908. The President called the Board to order at 10 o'clock A. M.
TRADE WITH SOUTH AMERICA. The PRESIDENT.—Mr. Wood, of Philadelphia, has a report to present.
Mr. Wood, of Philadelphia.—Mr. President and gentlemen of the convention, really the most important work which this Committee on Correspondence with the Department of Commerce performed was when the President requested the Chairman to attend the meeting called by Secretary Straus. That passed, as you have been informed. The committee had been engaged in writing a monogram on the trade of the east coast of South America for presentation to the Secretary of the Department of Commerce and Labor, as a sort of objectlesson in regard to the importance of American shipping and commercial interests. But that meeting rather came in the way, so that the monograph was not presented to the Secretary of the Department of Commerce and Labor, and your President has been kind enough to say that he thought it would be of interest if it should be read to the National Board of Trade. As the Committee on Mercantile Marine is soon to make a report, it may be interesting and enable you to vote with more enthusiasm on the report of that committee. This monogram reads as follows:
Looking forward to the time when the United States shall be a competitor for the carrying trade of the world, your committee has been able to secure some statictics bearing upon the trade of that part of the world which should, from its geographic position, be most amenable to control.
The east coast of South America, from the boundary between Panama and Colombia to the line in the Strait of Magellan between the Argentine Republic and Chile, is the district to which these figures refer as by the tables given below.
The picture presented is not so perfect in detail as the committee could have wished, for the English blue books at its command are for