Captain Meigs and His Elevated Road.
"After a long private session yesterday, the committee on street railways decided to hear all that can be said in favor of all the elevated projects, before listening to the opposition. Captain Meigs submitted a comparative list of real estate values in New York four years before and four years after the introduction of elevated roads, saying that the increase has been fabulous in the interior as well as the outlying wards. The only apparent exception was in one ward, where there had been some shenanigan. The Meigs counsel rested their case at this point. The hearing on the Mayall petition will be on the 16th at 10:30 am."
Source: Boston Globe, February 8, 1888