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BID OP SI 00.000 FOR
VOTE. IK SAYS
Senator Swears Bribe Offer for
Opposition to Agnew-Hart Bills
Came to Him in 1908.
•3 :■',- KMOW MA\' OF MONEY
Senator Gardner Confirmed It,
He Says — Names Others Who
Got Of ers — Fuller and Car
penter Issue Denials.
c^-ator Eugene M Travis, of the <>th
District of Kings, told the Legislative
Investigating Committee yesterday, at
jt« first session since election, that a
bribe ht a«^>.OoO had been offered for his
vo^ against the Agnew-Hart bills in the
regular and special sessions of the Leg
tciature in 190& This high bid for Sen
etcete votes, it appeared, was what might
v gve vw^ n called the "closine price." mit
■w-&5 made and confirmed on the last day
cf the regular ses«ion.
The Senator testified that he had seen
th» nan whD made it around the Senate
charr.ber a nual^r of times that year.
... and also in ■ - O. but he was not
..... last y^ar. he said. His identity re
•ms'.ned a mystery, 50 far as the com
inlttee's record is concerned, because
Senator Travis declared that he had
t>«v*>t known the genet one's name.
•I -was sitting at my desk one morn
ing." i? the way Senator Travis began
.-. stcry yesrerday. "and one of the men
• had s*en around the Senate chamber
car!" and sat down beside me. He asked
iae if I knew ■- . -- was 'something
doing." and a "juicy melon to be cut* on
th* anti-racetrack rambling bills. He
(■aid they T.«^eded more votes. I told him
my vcte was pledged for the bills and
that th<=r« was no use of his talking to
me. but be wnt or., and said that there
wa? 525.000f0r me cown. before I voted.
and £75,000 the next morning after th«
- • — --- Senator Confirmed Offer.
This offer. Senator Travis said, was
sftfrwsrd confirmed by ■ - Senator
Frank J. Gardner over the ■ phone.
but fc<7 told Gardner, as h» told the Tiys-
Terious lobbyist, Thst ther* was '"nothing
•acing; th^y had nothing in common."
The member? cf the graft hunting
committee displayed the most lively in
terest in the possible .... of this
?'n<=riu? individual, but Senator Travis
r»p*2ted that he did not know and had
never kn^wn his nam.<\
f*EStor Travis testified that Senators
Fu:i*=r. Carpenter. Gates and ': ■«'::- • r had
■eh spoken to him at different times
during th e fight on the racinsr bills con
cerning offers that had been made to
them, sr.'i 21. Linn Bruce, counsel to the
cwmnittee. said thaT the first two. Sena
tors Fuller and Carpeptf r.'Hvould'lje' on
tb" stand to-day.
Judge Bruce added that bis subpoena
Berrrrs were looking for James R. Keene
end Harry Payne Whitney, but so far
"fllth"ut success, though they had haunt
ed the financial district for one and the
horse show for the other. Schuyler
Parsons and David Mitchell, he said.
*ew also on th« subpo?na lists of the
Orlando A. Jones, former treasurer of i
the llPtrr.poMtan Turf Association, and !
Francis R. Hitchcock, formerly treasurer ;
of ti* Coney Island Jockey Club, were I
or. the stand yesterday to tell the com
miTt*^ how ignoru.nt those associations
*we concerning any lobby fund at Al- i
l*ny in ]'JO>. and ex-Sheriff Alfred 7.
Kobiey. of Kings County, whose name
fcas been referred to by several previous
witnesses, told the committee that ;
though personally opposed to the bills in ;
the form in which they were passed he
h*d not even heard of any such thing as ;
aoaey used to defeat thtm.
Ex-Sheriff Wanted Some Betting.
ilr. Hobley expressed the firm belief i
that a man's instinct to gamble could
riot be governed by any statute, and
though he did not favor the conditions
it the racetracks around New York, he
kad * substitute for the bills which
*-ocld prohibit book-making in the field |
stands and thus keep the betting con- '
£s?d to the higher priced stands, where
it could reasonably be supposed were
ata who could better £ ff.,rd to gamble, i
•T believe that the passage of that bill I
cost the Republican party a good many i
votes at the last election." said Mr.
Hobley. after referring briefly to his re- j
«nt ar:d unsuccessful candidacy for
Ex-Senators Conrad Hasenfjug and !
Atfrtd J. GUchrist. both of Kings Coun-
W. -nerr- the other witnesses. Each of
tarn vi ? ,, rcus i y denied any knowledge
* Tev " T ?f money at Albany to defeat
"5 rachg bills, and specifically each de- I
the r*f«»r«»r.re« of previous witnesses !
** to th*ir connection with the -jack- '
GDcfcrist summed up his belief in
~f werCs on th*> stand, when in
■ "I do'jlit the whoie Ftory of any
hertes b^Ti t;s*-d To defeat the
Beaatbr Travis wr,s easily th* star
*Saesa of the d*y. He succeeded Gard
ner In the Ser.at*. and knew th* man
m?'r n?' a?f ~ hi? S " ss '" Tl at Albany, repre
"sH? * n P 2rT th«» racing interests there;
re » hjjpj m wellj in fact, that h«> Quid
T^-->gn>2« hj, voice over the telephone.
Ntver Hear^i Name of B-iber.
cut th* man v , nr> originally made the
title off^r of sjo^oof) for his vote the
S*n*ror c~uld not recall ev*r having
£*£»^ H- depcrib* him. how
s •• M a man al*>ut .» feet fi inches
11 h * i * t - Cf medium weight, who wore a
it was this same mysterious Santa
Ctaas, Eenatw Travis testified, who
*rae to li-m again after having made
th* *Mm oft>r and told him that
~^ r •* s on the telephone end
j^ftT* tO Ta!l£ tf> him - G •-•.• did not
"*nti<jn the <»i a rt amount. Senator
givfc testjfijd^ but he said that the
■ That h ad be^n made by "the man
ut h* «-,aHr.', a »
*^&rdner ■ vanvtf me to 'come -up to
<e«*1a««« «■ third ose«.
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RUM NEW AUTO INTO TREE
The Misses Rutherfurd Luckily
Escape Serious Injury.
Sayville. Long Island. Nov. 18 CSpe
ciaH.—The Misses Barbara and Mar
garet Rutherfurd. daughters ,of Mrs.
William K. Vanderbilt. sr.. undertook to
run their new automobile outside Idle
Hour, the Vanderbilt estate, between
Oakdale and Sayville. yesterday. To-day
the automobile, wrecked, is in a repair
shop, as the* result of a collision with a
tree, and the Misses Rutherfurd are con
gratulating themselves upon their es
cape from serious injury.
A competent chauffeur had instructed
the young -women in the mysteries of
the car and they were able to run it
without accident on the smooth drives
of the Vanderbilt estate. Yesterday
they decided to go outside the ground?
and take a - spin over the road which
runs all the way from Jamaica to
Patchogue and beyond. All went well
until one of them spied a wagon in the
distance. An animated discussion of
the rules of the road was in progress
when the machine began to act in a
most alarming manner, swerving from
one side of the road to the other.
Finally the auto fetched up with a
resounding thud against a tree. The
Misses Rutherfurd were severely shaken
up, but were able to -walk back home.
WORK OR STARVE FOR HI
Hard Labor for Man Who Would
Not Support Family.
[P-" TVlo.crapTi to The Tribune '
Mount Holly. N. J-. Nov. IS. — Carrying
bricks from one pile to another ten
hours each day for four months, is what
Douglas Fisher, of Retreat, will have to
do to comply with a sentence imposed
upon him by Judge John G. Homer,
who stipulated that if there was any de
fault Fisher should not have anything
to eat. The sentence is the only one of
its kind ever Imposed on a. prisoner In
this county. It is work or starve now
with Fisher, and Sheriff Worrell was in
structed to see that th sentence is
properly carried out.
Fisher neglected to provide for his
wife and nir"^ children.
U. S. SAILORS IN FIGHTS
One Man Killed at Cherbourg: —
Fire Set at Brest.
Cherbourg. Nov. 18.- A dispute bo
tween white and negro bluejackets Of th»
Arr.^Ti^an squadron. under Admiral
Vr^iand. to-night resulted hi an ugly
fight, in which it is said revolvers and
knives wer« used. The gendarmes ar
rested a sailor from the Kansas who is
charged with having stabbed a man
irom the Louisiana in the abdomen. The
man died in a hospital.
One nesrro was sent to a hospital in a
serious condition from several stab
wounds in his back, while .-■-.-- negro
was wounded on the head. The authori
ties are arranging for stronger police
patrols in order to prevent further dis
Two hundred disorderly bluejackets
from the fleet were expelled from a cafe
here to-day. after which they stoned the
building and the gendarmes who inter
H. G. Weidli<-h. a .sailor from th*
Louisiana, fell into the harbor to-day
and was drowned. He was twenty-one
years old and was a native of Altoona.
Perm. His body was recovered.
Brest. France. Nov. IS.— A group of
bluejackets from the American fleet
lighted a wood fire on the waterfront to
day. The flames spread until they
threatened to communicate with nearby
barrels of nitrate and alcohol. The police
saw the danger and extinguished the
FERRYBOAT HITS ISLAMD
The Nassau Bumps Against Gkj^
ernor's Island Sea Wall.
■While on her 9:30 o'clock trip last
night from St. George. Staten Island, to
South Ferry the municipal ferryboat
Nassau became unmanageable and
rammed her bow hard up against the
sea v.a!l at Governor's Island. One of
her new propellers went wrong, and
Captain Griffin was unable to keep the
boat in her course.
of the mvi
nd towed the Nassau
: at th*?- Battery, where her
- were landed. There was a
report that there was « panic aboard,
as denied by Captain Grifftn.
i that many of
... . deserted the boat, as
■-. r to step ashore at
md. and that they were
. _ . • . • the Genera] Han-
TWO DIE IN PISTOL BATTLE
Attack on House in Westchester
Wilds Starts Bullets Flying.
In a pistol battle at a house in an
isolated section of - tester County,
between Armonk and Mount Kirn ■>. two
men were killed last evening. Th
euthorities have made several arrests,
and think they have one cf the men who
did the shooting. A woman was the
cause of the fight.
jar:- McCann and an Italian were
killed McCann. who was helping de
fend the place shot while inside th*
hous^. The Italian dropped dead about
two hundred feet from the building.
Sheriff Srh«=rp says that a girl named
Brower disappeared from Chappaqua on
Thursday night and it vmm said she
wept to the house of Danfel Merritt. A
brother of the girl i«i said to have gone to
the house and insisted that lie see the
girl. He was ordered • ay.
The brother left the p.Va<"e. and. return
ing last evening, it is alleged he led an
attack on the house It Is understood
that the attacking i-.arty, composed
partly of Italians, attempted to force an
entrance and tn<)fc¥l inside the house re
pulsed them, and then both sides opened
rir*» a* short rang*.
IfcCami was a relative of the Merritts.
It was said that he was aiding John Mer
ritt, : , con of th« - . R ,. r of the place.
hen he was killed.
Sheriff Bdsterp orders tnf . arrest of all
those at the aaoae, ani a ] S0 ordered out
ail ins deputies to hunt for tbos£ who
\M MAN SEALED IN
INK. PNYSnUE »V
No Indication of Wounds or of
Strangulation Revealed by
POLICE SEARCH FOR LEWIS
Meaghers Had Known Former
Boarder in Ireland, and When
Last Heard of, in 1905,
He Was a Waiter.
The body found sealed in a trunk in
the basement of the tenement house at
No. 450 West 54th street on Thursday
was that of a man. This was shown by
the autopsy held yesterday morning at
the morgue, which showed al?o that the
man had been put in the trunk while
still alive, and died from asphyxiation
Coroner's .Physician Lehane and Pro
fessor McAllister, who made the exam
ination, said afterward that there were
no evidences of strangulation, and that
so far as could be determined there were
no bullet or knife wounds. Only the
bones were in a condition to show
--. —is, but thera were no marks on
Dr. Lehane and Professor McAllister
were able to deduce a fairly good de
scription of the m«.n from the results of
their examination They said that he
was 5 feet 9 inches tall, about thirty
five years old. had light hair, and was
slightly bald in front. One of his teeth
was filled with sold and another was
missing. The other teeth were all in
Mrs. Meacher save a description
yesterday of Lewis, the man who is said
to have left the trunk with the Meagh
era, very similar to that given of the
dead man. She was very nervous, and
spent the day with neighbors in the ten
ement house, not returning to her own
apartment until time to get dinner ready
for her husband, who is a steamntter.
She said that she had been to the Dis
trict Attorney's office in the morning and
had made a full statement the day be
fore to the police of the West 47th street
station, and she was reluctant to talk
Lewis Had False Teeth.
"I don't want to say anything more."
she said, "and I don't know anything
about the description of the man in the
trunk. Lewis was a rather tall man.
i about 5 feet 9 or 1° inches, and was a
blond. He had light hair and a thin
"Yes. He was a little bald. He was
"bald in front.
•'How about his teeth?" was asked
Mrs. Meagher hesitated.
"The man in the: trunk had one tooth
filled with gold and one was missing." j
she was toWL ;
Mrs. Meacher thought egata '"Lewis ;
I had a full set of false teeth," she said, I
"both upper and lower."
Mrs. Meagher said that Lewis had
| lived with them after they moved to the
West 54th street house.
Mrs. Vogt. who now lives on the top
floor of the house, occupied the apart
ment next to the Meaghers for five
■ 1 was married in November, 1903, and
came to live here then." she said yes
terday. "The Meaghers came here in
September. 1963, and we had the apart
ment next to them. I lived next to her
for five years and moved up here two
"Now. there ain't no use asking me
about that man Lewis." she said, "for I
never saw him. I know the Meaghers.
both of them, and they were mighty nice
people. They had three little children
then. They got four now; the baby was
born a year ago.
Knew MeagHers. but Not Lewis.
"TV-= used to run in and out. and I
knew th»m very well, but I never saw
that man Lewis and I never heard of
"No Mrs. Meagher nne t talked to
me about him. I never knew of their
having anybody to live with them.
"Sure. 1 would have known, if they
had had anybody with th- m. We was
in ?nd out all the time."
■No. I don't know anything about that
trunk. I never heard of it until I read
about it in th" papers this morning.
And I got to pot dinner for my hus
band, too. I ain't grot time to talk any
Mrs Heindlich. the janitor's wife, said
that She had never heard of the trunk
- Lewis before Thursday.
"I came here about four months after
the Ifeaghera.** she said, "and have been
living in the same rooms ever since.
p. t we've only had charge of the house
for a little while 1 never h^ard of Lewis
or saw him. but that don't mean any
thing, berause there are so many people
that go up and down the stairs that he
might have been here and me not know
anything of it
"We never knew anything abo the
trunk, either. Each family has their
own storeroom in the cellar, and locks it
u _ The trunk was in the Meaghers'
storeroom, and the door was locked. I
didn't know anything about it until four
detectives me in here yesterday and
Assistant District Attorneys Nott and
Rubin, who have charge of the' case,
went to the, morgue again yesterday
afternoon and made a further examina
tion of 'he body and the trunk. Mr
Nott said afterward that on one end of
the trunk they found a shipping tag.
but that it was s, dirty and discolored
that they were afraid to handle it, as
tney mien 1 destroy the writing. He said
that h«* would have David N. Carvalho,
th.- handwriting expert, examine the tag
Work of Good Mechanic.
Mr Nott said that the zinc box in
which th" body was placed, and between
which and the sid of the trunk plaster
o f paris was poured. was. made by ,i
good mechanic He said that the sides
f the zinc box overlapped and were
dovetail^ together in a way which could
iy have been done by a mechanic.
° The police yesterday gave out a re
rontlaurtl on filth rat*. •
NOVEMBER 19, 1910.-SIXTEEN PAGES. ** PRICE ONE CENT ln atJ *£Zs^F&A'"c\S?* nMm ;
TRIBOROUGH SYSTEM. PRESENT SUBWAYS ANT) MADOOS TRO
POSED LINKS. WILLIAM G ITADOa
Heavy black line shows Broadway-Lexington avenue route and the Hudson Tunnels system, -with
its Grand Central extension to Steinway Tunnel.
31 3 ■?3! 13 2 BBS Additions to Triborou^h, proposed by McAdoo.
♦ © BBS €? 9 ■■■ Present subway system.
CARETAKER'S BOY SHOT
GUARDING BRONX LAWN
Trespassing Youths Had Been
at Feud with Famiiy for
THE MOTHER A TARGET, TOO
Victim, Who May Die, Said to
Have Named Three Lads to
Police as Kis Assailants
— All Neighbors.
Charles Lorch, thirteen years old. was
shot in tl<= stomach last night on the
lawn in front 'of the house where he
lives with bis parents, at No. 1043 Bos
ton Road At Lebanon Hospital, where
an operation will be performed to re
move the bullet, it was said he had little
more than an even chance to survive.
Three boys whose names were withheld
by the police pending arrest, were
i harped by Mrs. Lorch and another son.
Adolph. fifteen years old. with being
connected with the shooting.
Charles is the Bon of William Lorch. a
foreman employed in the Street Cleaning
Department In The Bronx. The Lorches
are carefekera of the house they live in
and of aiother south of it. A lawn sur
rounds b»th houses and extends back to
Franklin avenue in the rear.
The n- it building to the south is a five
story flat building. No. lf>29 Boston
Road. Tne trespassing of boys from the
flat building and others in the neighbor
hood was said to have led up to the
Mrs Lorch said that shots were fired
at her and another son. William, seven
years old. when she went out on the
back lawn on the Franklin avenue side
to pick up some papers, ■ few minutes
before Charles m wounded.
Th« bullets came so close to her, she
declared, that she could hear them buzz
past her head. Phe ran Into the house
In terror, carrying little Willie, and was
so terrified that she did not dare to vent
ure out again, as she distinctly saw the
boys who fired the shots on the roof of
the flat building.
She started to go out later to order
. boys away, but diaries prevented
her, going hirnnelf
According to the statement which
Charles was said to have made to the
police he found three' boys whom he
knew.' when he ordered them off the
lewn-'one of them pulled out a revolver,
but did not shoot. Then another of the
"Give me that gun."
This boy, according to the police, took
the gun .<•'-'■• from his companion, and
fired at young Lorch. ....
" Mrs Lorch and her •""' ; xVdolph ran out
of' the house on hearing the shot They
ricked up Charles, took him into the
house, and finding he was wounded,
called in Dr. J. Van; Orden, who lives
near them on ■ *«" avenue. The
physician immediacy sent in a hurry
. 'i," ',. Lebanon Hospital tor an am
NINETY-THREE INDIANS DIE
Smallpox Epidemic Sweeps the
Cheyenne, Wyo., Nov. 18. — > Ninety
three Indians on the Arapahoe Indiar:
Reservation have died from smallpox in
the last four days. The disease is man
ifested in its most malignant form.
Officer? in charge of the reservation
are fighting vainly to halt the sweep of
PROSTRATED BY HICCOUGHS
Attack Continues While Aged
Clergyman Is Unconscious.
Belmar. N. J.. Nov. IS. — As the result
of a tit of hiccoughing 1 , which egan last
Saturday, the Rev, J. W\.; cLaughlin.
of this place, is unconscious, and the
physicians attending him have little
hope of his recovery. The attack of hic
coughing, which is thought to have been
brought on by a mid. so weakened the
clergyman's condition that he became
unconscious on Tuesday, and has re
mained so ever since, the hiccoughing
continuing even in that condition.
( opiates have been resorted to, and
the clergyman's sufferings have
Hayed under their influence, it i 3
feared that the convulsions have not
. • • • : ■ ome.
McLaughlin is sixty-two years old.
and he passed through a similar attack
years ago. He was a Methodist
minister up to about five years ago.
when he retired to take a place as a
salesman with a wholesole house in New
COUNT TO ENTER VAUDEVILLE
D? Beaufort Will Give Monologue on
Society as He Found It. .
Count Jacques Alexander Albert U. do
Beaufort Will try to prove to his father-in
law. Martin H. Kilgallen. of Chicago, that
he can earn his own living— at least for a
time. He has signed a contract with Will
iam Morris to appear with his now cele
brated doe in vaudeville.
His engagement is to begin at the Amer
ican Musk- Hall in Chicago next Monday,
when he will give a monologue on "Ameri
can Society as I Have Found It. After a
week or two in CUe be will be seen at
th« American Music Hall in this city.
ONLY A DOG, THEY THOUGHT
So Pottsville Teamsters Drove Over
Object and Killed a Boy.
Pottsville. Perm.. Nov. -Mistaken for
a dog in the gathering dusk last evening.
Michael Bolemius. a twelve-year-old hunch
back, was run over by a heavy delivery
wagon and killed after having been knocked
down by the horses of a preceding wagon •
The drivers were exonerated from blame
H. M. HOYT'S CONDITION GRAVE.
"Washington. Nov. IS.— The condition of
Henry M. Heyt. counsellor of the State
Department, is grave to-day. Mr Hoyt is
suffering from perforating ulcer of the
stomach, which has resulted in peritonitis.
Quickening the "Chicago Limited."
Effective November 27, the "Chicago Limit
ed " Pennsylvania Railroad, will leave
Pennsylvania Station, New York. 5.04 P. M
,nd arrive Chicago 100 P. M. next day—
Advt. ■ rr.-*f "■
IN MEXICAN CLASH
Policemen and Ruraies Raid
Meeting of Anti-Re-eiection
ists at Puebla.
WOMAN KILLS POLICE CHIEF
Bomb Explodes in Midst of
Federal Forces — General
Fight Ensues in Che
Mexico City, >•"■ v IS. — tine hundred
persons, including- the chief of police,
•were killed in riots at Pvebla. about
sixty miles from h^re. to-day according
to statements of passengers arriving to
night from that ctty They say that the
trouble began this morning, when a num
ber of policemen, hcnrlii by the ddsC
attempted to break up a meeting of anti
re-electionistSL held in a large hail.
As chief of Police Miguel Cabrera and
his men advanced toward the building \
door was opened by *> wotaan, who shot
and killed the chief.
A fight th»-n ensued between t!v :
and the occupants of the ball A bomb
was thrown from one of th*>
lids* of the poHcemen and r
the latter having br-en railed To assist
the officers. The bon.b exploded. •
many persons, it is said
The other casualties occurred in the
course of fighting which took place in
the street. So far as known, there wrre
no Americans killed.
The passengers further asserted that
from midnight until they left Puebla in
the afternoon there was continuous riot
ing, and while the anti-re-electionists
had b*en dislodged from the buildinsr.
fears were entertained that the disorders
were by no means at an end.
From other sources in Mexico City to
night it was learned that the 17th Bat
talion left here to-day for Puebla by spe
cial train, and that other trains were In
readiness to transport, additional troops
to th* scene of the riots if deemed nec
A telegram from Puebia at.' t>:4.»
o'clock to-night stated that at that mo
ment the first regiment of federal troops
had arrived, as had also a corps of
rurales. These were being led against a
house in which the rebels were fortified,
and were attacking, shouting "Long live
the supreme government!"
The Maderistas. as they have come to
be known, were keeping up a hot fire
from the windows and balconies. A
striking feature of the righting was the
part played by women. The wife of
Jose Cerdan. who killed the chief of po
lice, was in turn killed by the fire of the
troops. When the hall was captured
several women were found among the
dead and wounded.
A later dispatch contains the Informa
tion that the house has been taken by
the troops, and that one hundred riffes
and a large quantity of ammunition has
been Belted and that order has been re
stored. " s**'
mm makes bid
FOR NEW SUBWAYS
Offer to Operate Tnborough Sys
tem Contemplates Spend
WILLCOX - r ZA7Lr PLEASED
Under Its Proposition, Hudson
Tunnels Company Says, City
Will Have Only Bare
Cost of Building;
M'ADOO OFFER IN NUTSHELL.
Our plan offers th- quick construc
tion and operation of a new subway
system, ideal in location and equip
ment, for the needs of the three bor
ough? — Brooklyn, Manhattan and The
Th» city is to prcvida the money
for its bare construction, estimated at
$100,000,000. W» a-- to provide the
balance required, estimated at $50.
000,000, and to ojjerato said system.
The city secures a deflnits and
comprehensive plan, an assured and
responsible operator, and does r»ot
have to enter upon the uncertain s«%
of limitless ex&enditur« and possible
Work can begin immediately. ar»d
•■•lief can be had in MM shortest pal
William G. McAdoo. as president of •
the Hudson & Manhattan Railroad Cora- •
pany. made a formal proposition, to th» i
Public Service Commission late vestar- j
day afternoon to operate all the parts i
of the Triborough system for which bida
have been received recently. Mr. Me- '
Ado" also offered to furnish a bond off 1
51.000.000 for the faithful performance
of any contract that may be entered into
between the city and his company.
Though Mr. McAdoo's proposal i* con
ditional upon important modifications of; .
the Triborcugh route a? originally laid'
down by the commission, his plan re- ;
tains the basic feature of linking th«
three boroughs besides giving acces3 to
the --v Pennsylvania Station, and pro
viding an additional tunnel to Brooklyn
in the most congested business section,
The Broadway- Lexington avenue US'*
as planned by the commission forms the
main artery of the McAdoo propo3aL
To make this line a. more integral part
of the rriborough system he purposes to
connect it with the Fourth avenue sub
way in Brooklyn from a point in Church
street, between Liberty and Rector
Rector streets, under Wall street and
through a tunnel under th«? East River
to lAlohtagiie. street. Borough Hall Park
T<."!!!--'Ughby street to Flatbu?- ave
The connection with the Pennsylvania.
station is to be mads through the ex
tension of the McAdoo tubes from -33d
etre.-'t to the Grand Central Station. Al
ready. granted to the company, which
it Intends to build wJth its own money.
But Mr. McAdoo makes the condition
that the city construct a two- track sub
way from and 33d street down
| Broadway to l'"'th street, there connect
j ing- with the local track 3 of the Broad
way-Lexington avenue subway.
Wants Two New Links Built.
Thus, the only new subway which, th«
city will have to build, not included
In the plans already adopted, would b©
the two links from Broadway and 33d
street to 10th street, and from Liberty
street to Flatbush avenue extension, la
Brook The new plan would make
it possible to postpone the construction
of the Canal street subway and th©
Broadway subway in Brooklyn, making
available about $21,000,000 for the con
struction of the new tunnel link, which
Mr. McAdoo says will cost about $25.
Mr. ■ A : •■• estimates the cost of th»
system proposed by him at ?'. • •■ "'■'
including all charges. The cost of
equipment, power houses, signals, etc.
and the Grand Central extension he esti
mates at .$.--•••••••"■
-If the city will build the system
herein proposed." he writes, "we will
a^ree to operate our Grand Central ex
tension as an integral part of the same,
and agree to furnish the said sum of
$50.600.000 lor such sum as may be re
quired for the purpose aforesaid, and " •»
operate said system under a '.ease for
a period of years to be agreed upon.**
The terms offered by Mr. McAdoo pro
vide for the payment of interest and
taxes on the SoO.OOiXOOO: the payment of
interest on the money expended by th»
city for construction; the equal division,
of all surplus earnings after the net
earnings shall have become sufficient
to cover the fixed charges; an amortiza
tion fund of 1 per cent per annum, and
a uniform flve-cent far*, but not to in
clude the present Hudson tunnel syst-m.
"It is. in our opinion.- say 9 Mr. Mc "
Adoo. '-unlikely that there will be any
deficiency of earnings from this system
when completed and in full operation to
meet the entire interest charge and
taxes on the money provided for its
equipment and construction. It seems
to us certain that if any deficiency doe*
occur it will be for the first year only
after full operation.'*
Advantages of Hudson Tubas.
Mr McAdoo points out considerable
savings that may be effected by taking
advantage of stations of the Hudson
tunnel system. He adds that the work
could be finished in a short time, and
that his system would satisfy the trans
portation needs of greater Mew York in
a greater measure than any other that
can be proposed. It takes care of both
the East and West side traffic over th?
shortest possible route, .nd provides
transportation to and through the dis
tricts where the peepl* want to go.' ha
Mr McAdoo's formal proposal to th.a
Public Service Commission follows ia
With a view to solving the present ag
gravated rapid transit, problems, we big to
submit, in li»u of the sugcestloos coc:afced