Interview with Gray about charges
The reporter saw Mr. J. S. Gray this morning and in a conversation with him Mr. Gray " made the statement statement that there was no intention on his part to defraud the railway company. company. He said that it had been the custom of the railway company to deliver his goods to him on his order, without bill of lading or receipted draft purely as a matter of courtesy. courtesy. He has been getting his goods in this way, he says, for seven or eight years, and had no reason to believe believe the courtesy had been withdrawn. withdrawn. Sometimes it would be ten or fifteen days before he would pay for the goods. At this time he was holding up because of a difference in freight rates of about $30, which he did not feel he should pay. Mr. Gray states that he has made reparation as far as his means would justify and hoped to adjust the matter to the sat-1 sat-1 sat-1 lsfaction of the railroad company. it'