ITEMS OF INTEREST

Two hundred and twenty-six commercial organizations, representing a membership of several hundred thousand merchants, manufacturers, and business men of various lines throughout the country, have joined in a movement to stop the present tariff agitation and provide for a board of experts to study the whole question and revise the schedules in the light of their researches. The movement has grown out of the national convention for a tariff commission held in Indianapolis last February. Some of those who are interested in the subject estimate that about $10,000,000 a day is lost to merchants and manufactures by the bickerings in Congress and what they call grasping selfishness of overprotected interests.

The Board of United States Army Engineers which was recently designated by the War Department to make a survey for the construction of a continuous water-way, inland were practicable, along the Atlantic coast, met at Providence last week. The proposed water-way from Boston to Long Island Sound includes a water-way from Narragansett Bay through ponds and lagoons lying along the southern coast of this state, from Bissels Cover at Wickford, to Watch Hill, the route to be continued to Fisher's Island, thence to New York bay, across the state of New Jersey to a suitable point on the Delaware river, or bay; thence to Norfolk, Va., to the sounds of North Carolina, and Beaufort Inlet.

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THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD
May 8, 1909
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