Miscellany: Oration

In Manhattan, the president of the Fifth Avenue Association, the Commissioner of Health, and the First Deputy Police Commissioner met with the Outdoor Cleanliness Association in the swank Park Avenue apartment of Mrs. Arthur B. Claflin. Straight from his beat to address them they summoned Mark O'Connell, street cleaner.

"People in the West Side, west of Ninth Avenue, throw garbage from upstairs win-dows," began Mark O'Connell, blushing.

"They dump ashes in the streets. Then there are the handbills. A man can give out 1,000 handbills in an hour. Nobody is interested in them....

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