The report was read by Judge Elbert H. Gary, 76 years old, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the United States Steel Corporation.
During his speech, he collapsed from fatigue, and retired, after asking Charles M. Schwab to finish reading the speech.
Mr. Gary referred to his European trip, was generally optimistic about both European and American business, but did not satisfy public curiosity. He took occasion to praise the Bible as the " Book of Books." Said he:
" There is only one way of fairly and finally settling any controversy or question,...