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N 1 CENTRAL CONTRACT
better THE CITY T
SUBWAY-B. R. T. AGREEMENTS
Will Obliterate Death Ave
nue and the Gash in
WILL HELP BUSINESS.
Revenue Is Assured Official
Answers Evening World's
Question No. 7.
March XT, 11T.
fft Us fcfltar of Tit tu!zM WorM!
Ths sereath question In Tb Ere
nlnr World series on ths wMt side
I m pro Yemeni ttii as follows!
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IU S.w Tork Ctotnl for U fr.ocfclw rWdu
rvtltk (or future taa4tio u ui m
w1 norat .truxt l
of flixt rrnUl, tits tut m, or rcrrmdn of
1 desire to answer this question out
of It urdsr, because th thought be
hind It 1 very closely allied to Ques
tion No. 6, which 2 Answered In The
Kvenlnir World of yesterdny. In ray
nruwer to that question, I promised
to show Iiutt much substance there Is
to the suggestion that the city exact
rsntals from the railroad for nd
dltlonal rights granted to It, under
the proposed form of contract.
In the first plsee, let It be un
deretood that the city Is not
granting sn additional franchise
to the railroad. The New York
Central already has a permanent
Ilut I fcavo no desire to quibble orer
terms. Tou have raised the question
of adequate compensation for right
granted, and you cite examples of
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franchise grunted ly the city In
which rcntnl, annual fee, or percent-
iirc of receipts wan exacted. You cite
Hio tiixo of :he third tracking prlv
llcKi'i accorded In 1913 to the Manhat
tan Hallway Company und to the
Urooklyn Hspld Tranelt Company,
and the franchise given to the Penn
sylvania llallroad for cntrnnce to the
Inland ot Manhattan I will Ulscusi
all of these, and In addition the fran
chise granted to the New York Con
necting Hallway, by which on all-rail
route was established through row
York from New England to the South.
RAILROAD WILL NOT USE A
FOOT OF CITY BUILT TRACKS.
In some respect the nearest parallol
to the present case la the contract
mado four year ago with the Man
hattan and the H. It. T. for third
tracking their lines. Doth these com
panies had perpetual franchises; both
occupied city streets; both desired
additional facilities; both had the
great advantage of being where they
wero In their own right, and not sub
ject to expulsion. All those things
are true of the New York. Central.
In the subway contract a new sys
tem of transit was provided, of which
the two elevated systems became
parts. In each case provision was
mads for the use ot new struoturea
whlob the otty built, euoh as the use
by the D. XL T. of the Centre Btreot
loop, and the use by the Intsrborough,
which Is the leasee ot the Manhattan,
ot the Queens County lines tor tta
Second Avenue elevated trains. In
this way the two elevated systems be
came hooked up, so to speak, with tho
new transportation lines which the
city paid for. There Is no ruch paral
lel with the Now York Central con
tract. The railroad will not use a
single foot ot track which the city
WHAT THE CITY GAINS, ACCORD.
INQ TO PRENDERQA8T.
There le a eeoond great dlfferenoe.
No one would argue that the third
traoks of the elevated line ars of the
least benefit to the cfty exotpt as
transportation aysteme. They do not
Improve Ite looksi they do net In
crease the value of adjoining prop
erty! they do not make the eurfaee of
the streete safari neither do they, of
flflUML arlrf htf (ha m Ar, trtfla tm flm
park lands of the city. And yet the
new vorK ventral pian aoee ail of
these .things. The railroad gash
through Riverside Park will be cov
ered and In ite plaoe wilt be highly
developed park land. Stsam opera
tion will cease. Death Avenue will be
obliterated. In the opinion,, of our
beat real estate experts, SljHrSfty.'ad
Joining the line will be Inoreaied In
value not only In the oommerolal seo
tlon, where the railroad's facilities
wilt stimulate business, but In the
residential seetlon, where the railroad
le hidden far mora successfully than
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29 West 34 St
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FEATURING THE ULTRA-SMART DEMI-TAILORED
EFFECTS REPRODUCTIONS OF COSTLY MODELS
Fashioned ot Trlcotlne, Polrct
Twill, Mannish Serge and
Qabardlne, in Nary. Black,
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Entirely new braid bound and
button trimmed effects; de
signed on long, slender lines.
Also Sjiorts and Dressy models
of Wool Vclour, Durclla and
Qunnlburl, in the high colors
in vogue. Sizes 14 to 44.
back of one
of our Suits
Models favored by tho fashionable
woman, In the smartest flare,
belted, yoke, panel and barrel
Wool Velours, Qabardines, Burella
Cloths, Serges, Polrct Twills and
Poplins, In Navy ard the prevailing
high colors; also smart Checks and
Sport, Street ami Demi-Dress
models in sizes 14 to 44.
In the hiqhly developed Park Avenue I
section, where real estate value have
risen literally hundreds of millions
slnoe eleotrio traction was Introduced.
Those nro Indirect but very Impor
tant benefits which will Accrue to tho
city under tho proponed iiKrecmrnt
with tho New York Central. Tlioy
either do not exist at alt or In a very t
Indefinable way In tho elevated rail
road third tracking agreement. What
have wr- in lieu of thpsn benefits? On 1
Aug, 29 last the Comptroller received
from tho Treasurer of tho Interbor
ough a ohocle for M.GS4 7.1, which was
offnred as our rthara In tho prollts for
tho first six months of operation. It
may he that the lawyers for tho city
will bo ablo to forco a slightly larger
payment. I stato thn figures, how
evor, In order to show what this
much-tnlki'd-of rental actually means
In dollars and cents. It covered a
period when tho third tracks wero
being used very nearly to capacity.
I "HARD BARGAIN" WITH THE
! PENNSYLVANIA, EASY FOR R. R.
The case of the Pennsylvania Is
very different from that of the New
York Central. The Pennsylvania
llallroad lmd no entrance to the Isl
and of Manhattan except by ferry.
ii nd tho directors felt that a physical
entraucn was necessary no that the
company could maintain competition
with tho New York Central, which
already had & perpetual franohlse.
It would appear, therefore, that tile
city was In a position to drive a hard
bargain with the Pennsylvania. Em
phatlo reference has been mado to
this contract by members ot the Pub
Ho Hervlce Commission and others,
as showing the value of Uie rental
plan to the city. Let me give you the
flfureet The city received In 191ft
from tho Pennsylvania Railroad for
the use of the underground portions
of Thlrty-nrst and Thirty-third
Htrects. for the underground rights
in Manhattan from the North Tllver
to the East River, for Ha traoks In
tho HoroiiKh of Queens, and for the
outside pier heads on tho East River
and the North River, the sum of
But this sum of 150,698.97 was not.
as it would sppsar snd ss has been
suggested, a olesr qsln for the otty.
It wae no qsln st all, beoauee, when
the Pennsylvsnls Railroad same In
1018 to pay tta special franchise tax,
whioh amounted to $323,335.05, the
amount It had paid In rentals wss de
ducted, as the law preeoribea. In
other words, the city receives no ad
vantsno whatsoever from the rentals
payable by the company. We net
preoleely the same amount ae we
would If there were no rentals at all
and the railroad wae eubject only to
tie special Franchlee Tax Law.
And that Is the hard bargain whtoh
tho city drove with tho company,
which came to It not as one having
rights In Manhattan but as a petl
tloner for the privilege to enter the
city at all. Asldo from taxes and tho
common advantages of transporta
tion, the bargain with tho Pennsyl
vanla produces no money benefits to
the city except the lncrenno In taxa
ble values represented In a small
area adjacent to the station.
RAILROAD'S EIQHT MILLIONS
FOR MUNICIPAL PURPOSES.
Now as to the coso ot the Now
York Connecting Railway. For the
year 1916 we received S4S,m.83,
whlob Includes $6,180.10 for the tem
porary occupancy of lands for con
struction purposes. With the finish
of construction work this latter pay
ment will cease, but wo will receive
5 cents a year for each linear root ol
single track when oporatlon com-
mences. Tho company also maoo an
luldlUonal pavmnnt to the City of
1110,000 In compensation for rights
rwcurod undor tho oonUuct, Just as
ths New York Central agrees to
mint) a net eum of J8.59a.101 for
purely municipal purposes.
Now franchises wore granted to
both the Pennsylvania and the Now
York Connecting Railway. Wo arc
not granting a' now franchise to tho
New York Central, and so many peo
ple appear to think. We have the
Norw York Central with us, and its
right to operate freight trains on tho
surface of Eleventh Avenue and
alone Riverside Park has been up
held tn the courts. Moreover, the
New York Central has already on tho
Jersey shore a highly developed
freight yard to wbloh It Is ready to
turn In the event that the present
contract does not go through This
mum that the New York Central
will axpsnd Ite faollltlee In New Jer
sey insteen ot new Torn to ins
nreludiee of buelness on thle elde of
the Hudson. We also have the pros-
nan of h nher fro ant rates on all the
New Jersey roads, of whioh the New
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Naval Reeerve at the following
offices In this oltyl
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No, 1129 Second Avenue.
No. 108 East 125th 8treet.
No. 130 West Street
No. 115 Flatbush Avenue,
No. 5304 Fifth Avenue.
No. 1239 Bedford'Avenue.
No. 102S Qatee Avenue.
Nsvy Yard Qate at Sande Street.
No. 394 Eaet 150th 8treet.
No. 324 Fulton Street.
NEW YORK NAVAL RESERVE.
No. 26 Corttandt Street.
Pier A North River.
Building No. 1, Navy Yard.
ROBS BROADWAY WINDOW
OF $1,000 IN JEWELRY
Tliiel Smashes Glass anJ Uses
Cane to Drag Out Kings,
Watches and Pins.
A window full of rings, watches
and stickpins attracted a robber to
the Jewelry store of Henry Nockln,
at the northwest corner of Eighty
fourth Street and Urondway, shortly
before 6 o'clock this morning and af.
ter smashing tho window' ho helped
himself nnd got away with Jowcliy
vntued at $1,000 without iiclng xccn.
Hoon lifter the buwljry win tr
ported, Detective Murray of tiie .
ot'urth llranch found on the sidewalk I
a small Iron bur which the thief in
believed tu have used In breaking the
window. The poller believe he gath
ered up tho Juwclry with n hooked
All of the pieces were taken from
their cases and the easos wero thrown
back Into the window. Tho robbery
wns discovered by a watchman,
Forty-six rings, six watches, sonic
stickpins and forty-eight American
flag plifs were taken.
ciuttflu w rz
II kills ail iirav t 11 is-'
on-lniiioiJ iru it twiBmii
25C 50C $1.09
Stnd ter FPLE Scmptt BolCt It
tour Vmitlit cannot itipplj jres,
lro-IMn-To rrmltirt To..
lit. t II. S.'O SIR At .Ne.i York Cltr,
York Central would be ons, dlsorlm
Inatlno In favor of New Jersey snd
sgslnst New York.
We are doing exactly what Is now
In effect with respect to the New
York Central's Improvement north of
Grand Central Station. The benefits
whioh will accrue to the city In tax
able values, tn opportunities to do
business and In living conditions can-'
not be overestimated.
WM. A. PltENDErtOABT,
Snccrada Dr. J. 8. llllllnsra.
Dr. Olnsley It. Williams, who since
If H has been a Deputy Commissioner of
the State Department of Health, has
boen elected by the New York City
Hoard of Health Deputy Commis
sioner ot that department. Ite succeeds
Dr. John S. Hillings, who resigned
March 1. The nalary attached to tho
position is lli.000 a year,
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Girls 1 Draw a cloth through
your hair and double
Spend 25 cents 1 Dandruff
vanishes and hair stops
To be possessed of a head of heavy,
beautiful hairs soft, lustrous, fluffr,
wavy and free from dandruff Is merely
a matter of using a little Danderlne.
It Is easy and Inexpensive to have
nice, SOtt ttalr find loin .lit. J USV get a
20-cent bottle of Knowlton's Dan
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mend It apply a little as directed
and within ten minutes there will be
an appearance of abundance, fresh
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gloss and lustre, and try as you will
you cannot find a trace of dandruff ot
falling halri but your real surprise
will be after about two weeks'Sise.
when you will see new hair fine and
downy at first yes but really new
hair sprouting out all over yout
scalp Danderlne Is, we believe, the
only sure hair grower, destroyer ol
dandruff and cure for Itchy scalp and
It never falls to stop falling hair at
If yon want to prove how pretty end
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with a little Danderlne and carefully
draw It through your hair taking one
small strand at a time. Your hair will
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few moments a delightful surprise
waits everyone who tries this. Adrt
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Sho Specialist a for Sixty Year
at 19th Strtt
548 FHlh Atenue
it 45th Streat
THE ultimate economy of paying tho
prico of a good shoe has never been
questioned. This spring good shoes
are sure to cost more than formerly, but it
is equally sure that never were they more
economical. The test of economy ia get
ting the full measure of service out of a
shoe. A good shoo can be worn out and
continue to look well in tho process. This
spring, as for sixty springs, our shoes can bo
counted on to give thnt sort of service.
Lord & Taylor
Charge Purchases Mudc This Week Will Appear on Illlls Rendered May 1st
The Black Hat Vogue
Never were Black Hats so popular. It seems as though everyone wants
a black hat right now that's why wc emphasize the vogue with a distinctive
showing right up to the minute portraying in a smart and exclusive way clever
and noteworthy adaptations from Paris.
of bright, fin
Be 1 g i a n
7i5s ,wr7rvv 7--, LUrS . i . I' .'"U
J r TcfieX bakJ S
ed, a very
ed Hats, suit
able for jun
i ors ' and
lUft purple, sand,
O eold ...S2.50
Sailors, Mushrooms, Continentals, Mnrquise
Turbans and close-fitting "Cloche" Hats
with trimmings of ribbons, wings, burnt effects, ornaments and velvets.
Prices, $5.00, $6.95, $7.95, $8.95 & $10.00
of Imrjorted Cordurov in the wanted
shades Cadet Blue, Old Rose; also white J
A very Special Valu
White Pongee Silk
A spocial lot Of Dress Sillc, .34
inches wide, will be on Sale tomorrow
Former Price 2.50 a yard.
1 around Floor
Little Jewel Shield
with rubber lined shields.
Sites 34 to 43. Formerly
Real Human Hair Nets
in colors light, medium
and dark brown.
Medium 12c $1.25
Large 15c $1.65
Self-adjusting 12c $1.25
Black or tan 20c 15c
Black or tan
Paste 10c 7c
Hundreds of Doslftns
At Reasonable Prices
style of mon
and have it
stamped on our arlis
tic writing papers or
Or, if you prefer!
bring your own de
signs and the price will
be surprisingly vioder-
32 inches wide; stripes,
checks and plaids. Special
a yard 15c
Novelty Colored Voiles
All wide widths, in a
A variety of patterns. Form
erly 25c a yard IDe
A complete range of
colors. Wear guaranteed
for two seasons. 36 inches
wide. Formerly $1.00;
a yard 7$C
Featuring New and Distinctive Models
Women's Tailor-made Suits
A collection of unusual interest and importance presenting the smartest
phase of the Spring Taillcur. In fashions authoritative, and in fabrics most I
in favor, there arc scores of models at prices marked by their moderation. J
Suits of Superior Quality Men's Wear
Serges, Gabardines, Burella, Polret Twill,
Wool Jersey, Silk Jersey, Silk Faille.
Exceptional Values at
$25.00, $29.50, $35.00 and $39.50
For Thursday and Friday
Clearance of Women's Boots
About 400 pairs of high-cut Boots, taken from regular stock and radi
cally reduced for quick disposal.
Suede in blue, green, brown or
purple. Bronze kidskin, Tan
Calf, white tops snd other smart
6.00 to $10.00
(In all sizes)
Patent and dull leather, but
toned boots. Black cloth or black
kid tops. Correct but conserva