"The best loved commissioner," "the most efficient" "the most tactful"—to the sound of such words, and of boisterous demonstrations, Henry Hastings Curran ferried away from his post of Immigration Commissioner at Ellis Island, to which three years ago he brought deep knowledge, experience, keen intelligence.

Next day, a highly commendable young man, a polished, a politically-minded young man ferried across to the Island, took charge. His name is Benjamin M. Day, by profession a downtown lawyer, by inclination a onetime president...

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