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M AH O'H 4,
CONSTRUCTION COST IKES GOOD SPURT
Materials and 'Labor Greatly
Increased Outlay on, the
Dual System. ,
Transit Construction Commissioner
Delaney ent totho Board of Esti
mate to-day nn olaboratoly charted
reportaendlng to show that the great
ly 1ilcren.Mil coat of subway construc
tion slnoo the -war Is not duo to fraud
Tho report waa prepared at the In
etancn of tho Hoard of EsUmato and
Comptroller Craig, wfco sugeestod an
investigation to learn "whether In any
coao any fraud or Molality existed"
and to annul any contracts that might
bo found to be "tainted." Nothing
tainted was found.
Tho expenditures for construction
of tho dual subway system aggro -gated
$134,114,231, representing tho
aggregate of low Iblds on nlnety
evon contracts. Tho onglncorsestl
xnates for this work wore $203,705,000
and the aggregate of high bids was
Durlnjj tho progroj of tho worlc
most of tho contract prices for labor
and materials advanced substantially,
as a result of which some of tho con
tractors stilt have large claims pend
ing against tho city, and others of
them failed completely.
The ruport Is r'eplote with charts
showing the fluctuations in prices for
materials and labor, skilled and oth
erwise. Tho tables show pre-war
and post-war comparisons in prices:
Commodltr rre-Wkr. IMot-Wu.
Common later . . tXCODv. 44.33
Bted erectoi t-OOlXur. I.C0 Daj.
Pwu, drill numoi S.75 Iajr. T.M Pay.
Kxtat. and am.... 3.35 Cub. Td. 6.23 Oil). Td.
Coacrrt tomtnu... 4.00 Cub. Td. 17.50 Cub. Td.
Common brick .... S.00trM. SG.OOrwll.
Bud lOCub. Td. 1.10 Cub. Td.
OrmrrA TJ Viml 4.10 IUireL
Oranl l.M Cub. Td. 3 00 Cub. Td,
Ken Jndge ComniinJnl liy IIU ranel
Judgo Morris iCoenlg was pre
sented to-day with a handsomely
bound and earfboMod set of commen-.
datory resolutions by tho 100 men
comprising the Jury panel in Ma part
of the Court of General Sessions. The
presentation, mndo by Henry Kairn
of No. 604 West 16:d Street, as
Chairman of the ipanol, wan coinci
dent with the completion by Judge
Koenfor of his first month as a Gen
eral Sessions Judge by appointment
of Gov. Miller.
FOR HOME BUILDING
Metropolitan Life Official Says
Inquiries for Cash Are Grow
ing in Number. ,
1 . t
Results beneficial to tho housing
Ethortago manifested themselves lnv
mediately after tho endorsement, a
weak" ago to-day, of tho ordinance- ex
empting certain classes of dwellings
from taxation for ten years, according
to Walter Stablor, Comptroller of the
Metropolitan Life Insurance Com
pany, wh4oh deals extensively In
building loons. Tho Evening World
has consistently advocated this legislation.
Mr. Stablor was in the (Board of
Kstlmate Chamber In tho City Hall
this afternoon. Mayor Hylan saw
him and asked Mm, If bis company
had noted any crigns of Increase In
building since tho passago of the or
dinance. "Since the-passage of the ordi
nance," said Mr? Stabler, "there
has been a oroat Increase In in
quiries on the part of builders to
Tinapce low-priced apartment
houso operations. And every day
we have an lnireailng number of
applications for loans on walk
The most aoute shortage of
housing to-day is in low-priced
.apartments, and Mr. , Stabler
statements indicates that because
of the tax. exemption law relief Is
CARUSO BETTER; NO FEVER.
Complications Under Control
Urotlirr on Way From Boston.
I'hyslcians attending Enrico Caruso
Issued the following bulletin at noon
to-day: 'TJEr. Carusci ts prograulnr
favorably without fever. The surgical
complications are Under control."
Tho tenor got word to-day that his
brother Giovanni, who sailed from
Genoa on the Caronla two yvx.-ka ago
had reached Boston and (with tho othir
cabin passengers yttm on his way to this
city on a special train.
Giovanni will remain here until
Caruso Is able to travel batk to Italy.
Tho party will flrst go to (Atlantic City
for a few weeks, Mrs. Caruso said.
Salmmnn Dies Suddenly In IIotrL
J, IL Gouldman, a salesman from
Philadelphia, died of convulsions this
forenoon in bis room In the Hotel
MaAJpIn Annex In West 32d Street
Ho had been attended for several
hours by Dr. Forrester, .tho houso
physician, but Oiad not rrwponded to
treatment Gouldman was forty
years om apa was at one iime In uae
furniture '.dopartmont of AVana-
UftankUn Simon a (To.
A Store of Individual Shops
FIFTH AVENUE, Jp'h and 38th Streets
The Right Suit
For Every Girl
And Junior Miss..
'"TO fit her proportions rather
1 than her size, to suit her
youth rather than her years,
.Franklin Simon & Co", pro
vide a variety of models as
wide as varieties of girlhood.
Straight or Pleated
( Sizes 12 to 16 years )
29.50 to 59.50
( Sizes 13 to ig years )
29. 50 to 69.'50
AND JUNIOR MISSES' SUIT SHOP
CAPTURE 5 BARRELS
OF WINE ON TRUCK
Driver Who Had "NO Instructions
as to Destination" and
Policeman John Donovan or the Ham
ilton Avenuo station found five barrels
or wlno on a motor truck he stopped In
Henry Street at 5 A. St. to-day. The
chauffeur, who deserlbod himself a
William Musella, No. S83 Hlckj street
said he took on tho barrels In the Red
Hook section and was to cet Wrther
Instructions at AUantlo and Fourth
Tho other man on the truck said hi
was Euflni Cajsala, a lonirshorernan, of
No, lie flumrnlt Street, who had askod
for a ride toward his place of work;
Both were held on a charge of trans
porting Umior without a permit
DID SIGHT STOP TRAFFIC?
Architect IV'ita Carrying; riooeh ou
Street, la Charge.
Patrolman Henry Scheider, while di
recting trafllo In West Mth Street last
night, saw a man who said ho was
Joseph Wells, an architect of Madison,
N. J., with a bottle In his hand.
What have you thereT" Scheidcr
"IJooze," the policeman said was
Wells wan taken to the West 47th
Street station and charged with violat
ing the Volstead act
WARRANT FOR WIFE
OF SLAIN FARMER
Prisoner Clwrged With the Murder
, Said to Have Confessed She
BKIiVTDEniS, N. J., March 4. A
warrant was Issued to-day by Justice
of the Peace Hoker, charging Mrs, Klia
McConnell with being' an accomplice In
the death of her tiusbaqd who was
kjllcd at their farm near Hope, N. J
the night of (March 1.
The warrant was issued upon the
basis of an alleged confession obtained
last night at the Warren County Jail
from Fred W. Plorson, a nesro, accused
of first degree murder. He Is said to
have stated that tho crlmo was Insti
tuted ly airs. McConnell, and that they
had planned to bury the body In the
'barnyard. It Is said that Plerson told
the Sheriff of several visits of Mrs.
McConnell to his house.
RED SOX TRADE HOOPER.
Laxt of World Series Srcat fleldlns
Trio Oars to Chicago.
CnXOACO, March . Jolm Collin"
and Nemo lytlbold, veteran, outfielders
for the White Sox. wore traded to the
Boston Red Box for Harry Hopper, uut
fielder, it was annunced tiere to-day.
Tho trade carried an . extra financial
With tho pausing of ITarry Trooper,
Boston loses tho last of the famous
outfield tliat figured In wrW cluum
Plonshtps beginning wlHi 1911 gpnk-r
went to Cleveland to hoixrart Its man
seer and leadtfr of another world cham
pion tenan. IXiWy LevM went to the
New York Tankees and Hooner trans
fer marks a further scattering of tie
ranMnsilnii of u.l' .ml """"
'."' . Mill Kdurtlom In Oifordi is
illOHT & MbDIUM VAMP
SHOE SHOPS INC,
Bit. Ill) Ava.
UmI W.X.rlil Silt H tlis Vnik
AM. WOOl, SAMrt.i:
SUITS AND OVERCOATS
Mil k Ilk An, Tslltra.
7 .o $12'w sa
Opto Evmlng. Cor. lTth St
' Simplicity The Theme in
Jlptarcl for. Spring
New Silhouettes, Alluring Fabrics
and Charming Color t Schemes. , '
MISSES TAILLEUR SUITS
NEW TWILL FABRICS, COVERT 85 .SERGE
39,00 to 220.00
New types are unbelted flare coats, jauntily trim, short and
youthful, also longer coats. Tailored models are semi
fitted with strap and chain belts. Notable are the embroidery,
braid and ribbon adornments apparent in handsome three
piece costumes. Sizes 14 to 18.
MISSES COATS, CAPES & WRAPS
v SOFT WOOL FABRICS, TWILLS and SATIN
39.00 to 165.00
Black satin in combination with colored duvetyn, embroid
ered or unusual quilted effects interpret the mode; straight
line capes and fitted coats introduce an interesting variation
to graceful wrap lines. Rust, jade, shades of tan and wood
brown, navy and black are prevailing shades. Sizes 14 to 18.
MISSES SILK FROCKS
VARIOUS CREPE FABRICS, SATIN 65 TAFFETA
39.00 to 255.00
:Soft and crinkly crepe silk fabrics are particularly desirable
as they are adaptable to both the fashionable straightline and
bouffant modes. Many are dainty with lace or organdie
vestees and collars, have scalloped or pointed drapes, irregular
skirt lengths, garlanded with flowers and traced with beads
and embroidery. Sizes 14 to 18.
MISSES TAILORED FROCKS
PIQUETINE, TRICOTINE, POIRET TWILL
59.50 to 225.00 '
Diverse style treatments designate the smart tailored frock.
Particularly new are bright hued silk fringe edging tiered skirts;
chic Bolero jscket effects, straightline coat dresses, wide
Persian patterned borders and eyelet embroidery partially
concealing a contrasting color. Sizes 14 to 18.
MISSES DINNER & EVENING
FROCKS and GOWNS
85.00 to 275.00
Demure, oicturesaue. bouffant xr with slender
y . - , . - - -
;j grace are these lovely frocks of lace, chiffon,
tinted nets, taileta silk, and satin refreshing
ly different with their shaded ribbon wheel
motifs, lace flowers appliqucd on
chiffon, Dolly Varden panniers, short
puffed s leeves, fitted basques, elon
gated waistlines and swirling sashes.
West 42stid Street (Between 5th and 6th Accmtcs) West 43rd
' ; , . g
An Important Sale Saturday of
An entirely new assortment of smart models in
WOMEN'S TRIMMED HATS
Distinctive new sliapcs, simply but smartly fashioned of excellent quality j
materials, including Milan, Liscre and Milan Hemp; trimmed with
Flowers, Feathers, Fruits and Ribbons. These models arc most conspiou-
ous among the popular styles for early Spring. ; '
TAILORED and SPORT HATS
A couiprchcnsivc assortment of clue models suitable for present, wcaf'
At MODERATE PRICES THIRD FLOOR. l
New assortments of
Women's and Misses'
AN extensive variety of models,
for 'street wear in addition to
double-panel Tub Satins (Flesh
Color or White),
Smart Tuxedo Models in !
Women's and Missed,
Fibre Silk Sweaters;
AN excellent showing of Spring
colors; also Black and White.
Braided girdlo or sash belt styles
to select from,
$7.95 -4 1 3.50
Black, White arid new Spring shades:
Tan, Mode, Pastel, Grey or Brown.
Real Pin Seal Hand Bags Gold1
plated fittings. Several well-fitted
Fancy Calf Leathor, Silk Moiro
or French Suede Bags in all tKb
fashionable Spring shades,
(Collars attached); of Printed
Madras, newest design,
Boys' Silk Neckwear
Boys' Negligee Shirts
(Neckbands); of Corded Printed
Plain Colored Cotton PongecsJ.
Children's Imported Wool Jersey Sweaters do Qfi
Plain or fancy J2ach pOJO
SCHOOL SHOES fr the Child, Junior Miss or Boy
We have arranged for immediate selling an excellent
assortment of serviceable shoes in correct
shapes for growing feet.
CHILDREN'S I MISSES' I BOYS'
Sizes 8 to 11,
Sizes 11 to 2,
Sizes 2 to 5,-.
Specially Priced for To-morrow:
Women's Imported GLACE GLOVES
Two-clasp wrist length. Paris point embroidered bade,
WOMEN'S HAND BAGS
The Latest Spring models juat received.
Special Moire and Faille Silk Hand Bags, Envelope ,shapc with
gold-plated mountings of !M gilt pieces clipped on flap of bag. Beau
tifully fitted inside compartments.. Black and Colors.
$9.75 $13.50 Value,
Extraordinary Price Reductions To-morrow on
Boys' Shirts, Blouses, Pajamas and ,
Sizes 14 to 18.