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A. Yes, sir.
A. The first time was right after I went there, after I had been there a few days.
Q. Yes; that was in March, was it, or in April?
Q. Well, now, I will just try to locate the times first, and then we will go into them?
A. I said the latter part of March — I don't remember the exact date of any of them, excepting the last time, which was on the twenty-seventh day, twenty-six or twenty-seventh day of December, '93 those are the first and last times. The three intermediate times I don't remember.
Q. When approximately was the second time?
A. I don't think I could give it with any degree of accuracy, even approximately -- not within, perhaps, two months.
Q. Well, putting it within two inonths where would you place it?
4. I should place it about the well, it was in the early
Q. June, perhaps?
A. I couldn't tell you that. I think the third and fourth were somewhat near together, but I wouldn't say as to the exact time of either, because I don't remember. Those that I do remember I give you the dates of them those that I don't I couldn't.
Q. Well, now, what was the occasion of that first investi. gation ?
A. It was due to the fact that we were not having much milk in the hospital. I believe Dr. Dever reported the fact to me that they were short of milk in the hospital.
Q. Well, now, just what did Dr. Dever report at that time?
A. I don't know how long he said -- I don't remember. I don't know as he mentioned any time, but it couldn't have been very long as far as I was concerned, because I hadn't been there but a few days.
Q. You don't have any recollection, then, as to what he said beyond that they were short of milk in the hospital?
A. No, sir.
Q. Well, who else at that time complained of it besides Dr. Dever?
A. I don't know as anybody else complained to me about it.
Q. Well, didn't anybody else make any remarks to you about it?
A. I know that Mr. McCaffrey and I talked it over, but Mr. McCaffrey I don't think made any complaints to me that the milk was sbort in the hospital.
Q. Oh, I don't mean that he found fault with you.
d. No. He and I talked the matter over, as I naturally would when I was trying to find out where the trouble was.
Q. Now, you made an investigation then, and what was the result of your investigation ?
A. Why, we ordered some milk from the hospital.
A. We ordered the milk from the Commissioners and they sent it over from Deer Island.
Q. Yes; that is, you ordered at that time. You found tbat it was short?
A. Yes, .sir ; it was that they were not getting as much milk as they called for or as they ought to have.
Q. Yes; and you undertook to remedy it by getting some supplies from the city ?
A. Yes, sir.
Q. Well, now, wben as the next time? What was the occasion of your second investigation? Let me ask first, before we pass to that question, how do you fis that time as being about the middle of March or beginning of April?
d. Because it was just after I got there, and I found that the trouble was that they had been having milk sent, if I remember correctly, there was milk sent from the city to Rainsford Island, and they had been taking off as much milk at Long Island as they found they needed, and at that time the cows, a good many of them, had run dry, and we were not getting enough milk from the barn to supply the demands of the institution and hospital.
Q. That is, you found that they were selling milk over to Rainsford Island ?
d. No, sir.
he said 6. sending.” The WITXESS. – I said sending milk to Rainsford Island from the city, and they were also taking milk from that supply at Lon Island. If they sent for fifteen cans to go to Long and Raipsford islands, and they needed four cans at Long Island one day they took four cans, and if they needed three they took three, and if they needed sis they took six. Those are merely illustrations.
Q. The trouble was in the division of the milk that came from the city
as to wbat was kept at Long Island and what went to Rainsford ?
A. No, sir.
Q. Well, will you say it again? I didn't understand you. The interruptions bere disturbed my attention.
4. Until I went there they took milk for Long and Rainsford islands.
Q. From the city? l. From the city.
A. They had the cows on Long Island, and what the cows failed to supply they took from the Raiosford Island milk as it came from the city.
Ă. And when the two islands were separated and the accounts were separated we didn't have any right to take the milk that went to Rainsford Island or was brought to Raipsford Island.
A. So we didn't have that supply to call on, and, as I say, the cows were running dry at that time, and so we filled up on our
Supplies; and that is how the trouble arose this first time?
Q. Yes; and that is how the trouble arose this first time?
Q. That was the cause of the trouble as you found it to be about the first of April?
A. That is the way I accounted for the fact that they had run short. Of course, the fact that they had run short was clue primarily to the fact that the cows we depended on for our milk ran dry, partially.
Q. And secondarily, because this supply from the city had been cut off ?
A. Yes, sir.
Q. Now, that you undertook to remedy by ordering from the city or Deer Island, ordering through the Commissioners, and milk came to you?
A. Yes, sir.
A. At noon-time Dr. Dever used to come to me pretty often and say that the milk bad given out from the hospital kitchen. Our milk is sent to the hospital kitchen and from there distributed to the different wards.
Á. And he kept coming to me saying that the cook had seut down word that the milk had run short, and I used to tell him to send over to the milk-room and get some more, and the storekeeper told me that he had sent the amount of milk that was called for each time ; so I went to work to see what the trouble ras, and I found they were not measuring the milk_very accurately in the kitchen ; that they were measuring it in, I think, å two or thrce quart pitcher, measuring it out in that way, and the consequence was that those they measured it out to first would get more than enough, and those that they came to last were falling short.
Q. Well, did anybody else complaiu besides Dr. Derer at that second period?
A. No, sir.
4. No, sir; because naturally there wouldn't anybody else know about it except he and the cook, because there was always milk elongh. We sent over to the store and got more. We had milki epough on the island, only
Q. Now, when Dr. Dever complained this second time what did you do to remedy that complaint?
A. I got a big two.quart measure made for the cook and got it made at Deer Islaod, and I had it made as a dipper for conveuience' sake:
Q. Now, how was that to operate — that two-quart dipper? How was that going to relieve the distress in milk?
A. Well, there wasn't any distress in milk. I didn't say there was any distress in milk.
Q. For the patients ?
A. Well, the patients got their milk just the same, only some of them got more than they were ordered.
Q. Well, but the others got less?
A. He didn't complain -- kept coming to me and saying they were short of milk in the kitchen, not short in the hospital, because it hadn't been given out in the hospital at that time.
Q. Well, how did the quart measure remedy the difficulty?
4. We kept on having the trouble, and I thougbt I would see if there was any trouble with the two-quart measure, and I found it measured nearly a pint over two quarts.
Q. That was the one that was made for you at Deer Island ? A. That was the one that had been made specially for us.
Q. Well, false weights and measures, I suppose, you would expect from criminals.
Mr. PROCTOR. Well, it was good measure.
Q. (By Mr. BRANDEIS.) That resulted, did it, in the third investigation ?
4. That was the result of the third ; yes, sir.
Q. Who made the complaint to you that led to this third investigation ?
A. It was the same thing. Dr. Dever kept coming to me and saying that the cook said they had rup short of milk. We used to send over the morning and noon supply in the morning.
A. And we never ran short in the morniog, because there was always enough, even if they were getting four or five extra quarts, perhaps, but when it came to the poon supply, wby, of course, they were just so much short.
Q. Now, what did you do to remedy this trouble?
from Deer Island ?
Q. Well, you ordered that quart, and did the complaiut cease then ?
A. It did for a while, and then the next complaint came from the wards, that they were not having milk enough. They used to fall short.
Q. Well, now, whom did these complaints come from?
A. This last one, I think, came from Mr. Morphy, if I remember correctly.
Q. Yes; who else?
Q. Well, the only person you remember, then, was Morphy, the nurse, was it?
A. Yes, sir.
A. They were measuring them out in piut cups, and I didn't think they were measured very accurately, and I thought the trouble might be in that, so I got them all sowe half-pint measures, which was the regular ration allowed in the hospital.
Q. Tliose came from Deer Island ?
Q. Well, after you got those half-pint measures did the difficulty cease ?
A. The next I heard about any shortage of milk was the day after Christmas, from Dr. Parker, and he told me that the milk had been at that time short to a considerable estent in the male wards and partly in the female wards, but not to such a great estent, for some few days — 1 don't remember as he gave any number of days at that time. He said the milk had been short some time, and on looking it up I found it had been short for about two weeks.
Q. Well, what records (lid you keep to show whether the milk was short or whether it was suficient?
A. The records of the cook.
A. She called for so much milk and then put down how much she delivered to the wards.
Q. Was that kept in a book?
1. That was kept on some blue slips of paper. It was not kept in any book. It wasn't to be a matter of permanent record as I understood it when I commenced.
I never thought that it was anything that would be kept. I don't think it is kept in any hospital, but there are memoranda to be carried along every day, and it simply shows how much is needed, and then it also tells you whether they have received or distributed what they got.