. Florists' review [microform]. Floriculture. 18 The Florists^ Review August 2, 1917. tVSAJtXS^tiSyi^l^l^l^lX?A!l^|«y[^lX8^tXS^ NIEUW AMSTERDAM CLAIMS i r^-flJ7rtlt7^l?7^lfy^lff^It?^IB^I?f^lt7^fl?7^lffT^^ A COMPROMISE IN PROSPECT. All Branches of Trade Involved. Of all the losses that have occurred to importers since the war began, and they are well known to have been many, nothing has hit the trade like the claims growing out of the Nieuw Amsterdam, but there seems to be a probability, or at least a possibility, that they will be settled out of court, by compromise. All branches of the trade

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. Florists' review [microform]. Floriculture. 18 The Florists^ Review August 2, 1917. tVSAJtXS^tiSyi^l^l^l^lX?A!l^|«y[^lX8^tXS^ NIEUW AMSTERDAM CLAIMS i r^-flJ7rtlt7^l?7^lfy^lff^It?^IB^I?f^lt7^fl?7^lffT^^ A COMPROMISE IN PROSPECT. All Branches of Trade Involved. Of all the losses that have occurred to importers since the war began, and they are well known to have been many, nothing has hit the trade like the claims growing out of the Nieuw Amsterdam, but there seems to be a probability, or at least a possibility, that they will be settled out of court, by compromise. All branches of the trade are in- volved, for the Nieuw Amsterdam car- ried what probably was the largest cargo of horticultural goods ever stored in the hold of a steamer. Whether or not the Holland shippers had a tip that this would be their one chance to get their stock away to America, they acted with promptness and unanimity; they got an enormous quantity of stock ready for this sailing, consigned to florists, seedsmen and nurserymen in all parts of America. To Freshen Memory. Those of the hundreds directly con- cerned will not require to have their memories refreshed and readers of The Eeview probably will recall the circum- stances, but it may be noted that the Nieuw Amsterdam, with many millions of gladiolus bulbs, hundreds of cases of boxwoods, scores of cases of dormant roses and hundreds of cases of general nursery stock on board, sailed for New York late in January and in the course of a few days returned to Rotterdam. Report had it that the steamer was re- called by wireless, but this now is de- nied—it is said tlie master returned be- cause the perils of navigation endan- gered his vessel. At any rate, after a while the cargo of the Nieuw Amsterdam was transfer- red, about February 7, to two smaller boats, the Maartensdyk and Wester- dyk. Those lay at Rotterdam week after week, re})eatedly announced to sail "in a few days," until April, when the Ilolland-xVnierica line accepte

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