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sequently, I decided my course should be absolutely neutral. The majority party did all they could to get me to side with them, but I positively refused to do so; in an unguarded moment, however, I said there was no use for two General Managers or an Assistant Superintendent. TMs was true, but it was not said to be used by them to get Mr. James or Mr. Miller out. This they did, however, much to my sur¬ prise and chagrin. They put them both out, and it natu¬ rally caused a coldness on Mr. Reeves' part toward me, wMch I greatly regretted, and it was some time before I got an opportumty to explain the matter to Mm. Mr. D. J. MorreU now became the sole General Manager. He was a very clever gentleman, but knew nothing about the iron business, wMch, to say the least, was unfortunate. Mr. Charles Wood was made the head of the firm and Mr. Edward Y. Townsend Ms assistant.