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THE SUN, SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8, 1912.
UGE SUMS SPENT
ON PUBLIC WORKS
( o to City, Stutc and Na
tion ill a Decade Is
S.MMMMMMMW FOR CANALS
Now York City's Now Sub
ways a 8300,000.000
sOMI-: 01' TIIK BIfi ITEMS
t nMiill A(iinliit Is Fifftuvil at
S 1(.000.000 When
000 and Is steadily nwlnn thm
through with his lfft hand, while his
rlfiht pierces Cttlebrn cut.
Kvcntually ho expects to reclulm
from tho drscrt RO.OOO.OOO ncrrs of land.
At $50 nn icrc this means an addition
of $2,500,000,000 to tlip value of farm
lands In the United Statci. That $30
an aero Is not too high a flguro but Is
rather extremely low value for Irri
gated wnll In tdiown by market prices,
where It somctlmoi sells at $1,200 an
Thin particular enterprise of the Oov.
ernment will provide homes for at least
tiOO.000 families (families, not persons)
and will add at least $(500,000,000 a year
to tho national wealth, A simile proj
oct In Idaho Is reclaiming twlco nt
much land as there Is In tho whole
Slate of Khode Inland,
Among public expenditures, however.
Irrigation I scml-unlque. In that It Is
not true expenditure but spending a
Utile to obtain a much greater return.
If wp confine ourcelvet to public ex
penditures of the past ten years one
of the llrst things to be noted In any
chronological treatment of the subject
would be the Galveston sea wall. That
was the result of a terrific disaster
twelve tmv ago. One-sixth of the
population of the city wa. drowned and
one-third of the property In tho city
wax destroyed by a hurricane In the
night. The sou wall to keep the CJiilf
of Mexico back In the future then be-
rnlnit .llrr. mw'nuttl I
llmw.who r.v.d In Thursday morning's Thn ,. roM ll,"',hp nr,1(1 wltn ;l
M'.s how I'li'.-ddctit T.ift had Mood before emit age as line as San Kranclsco's six
'he N'atlonal Hirr;und Harbors Congrei-s
in Washington and uratd the ejpendituro
t $:0,fltX),(iOi) on levees to protect the
Mi-i.lssippi Valley and who recall-xl rtv.d
up tho day before of North Ulver piers
io cost S5,(!00,OGfl were hardly to bo blamed
f they gave a gasp -of astonishment,
admiration or dismay.
Tho gasp mip.lit utmost as well have
miac any other day in the last ten years
I ii' on a linot any other day tho morning
iHiper Iwih told dellnltely of a public
inpendittireof SI.tKHi.tmuor more (usually
nmre) that had boon decided upon by
i iiy, St.iti or nation
Mr Taft's contribution to the total
was trilling. What is sso.imo.don for river
banks when a (-ingle city Is trending
J2J7 1k.'iC0 for moro subways and when
tO nation is putting $.W7 ,000,000 Into a
canal In Ximparison with either the
enterprise of New York State In spending
HOl.tXW.tmo on a canal looks very ordinary.
But then the State has Just voted to put
J.'in.oon.ooo into building roads. Mr. Tuft's,
plea for half a hurdred millions in tho
Misippi Valley seemsa mlghtphumblo
petition after that
It has been chielv In the last ten years
lji.it public expenditures by city. State
nnd ni.tion h. ve mounted with such
trcmei.dous speed One would like to get
Kt the tl-ing In an ordei ly way. but to do
so i Hourly im( 3lldo I'.vorv other
tr.ernlng lus ten a new scheme that
w costing us millions to-day and will
. rt millions for years to come. Many
reach fruition Is the new State Kduca-'
tlonal Building nt Albany, which was
dedicated last October H. It cost
$3,500,000. It mny take another $1,000,
000 to furnish It completely. It con
tains great assembly anil convention
halls besides sheltering all the educa
tional departments of the State and the
State museum collections.
East and North river tunnels, of
which New York has a half dozen, cost
tremendous sums. It Is truo that these
wore private expenditures', but their
slzu Is so great that It Is Interesting to
compare them with some of the other
figures. Tho Knnt Ulver tunnel that Is
a link In tho present interborough sub
way In the only one which Is a nubile
The HtiiNmi tubes cost about $i30,u00,
000, with nn $!i,000,000 terminal down
town. Tho cost of the I'ensylvanla's
tunnels are not given us separnto Items,
but figure In the $&0,OQO,000 that the big
railroad system spent In order to enter
Manhattan In Al style. The wholo of
tho I'ensylvanla's expenses, mostly In
the last ten years, In and about New
York, for tunnels, terminal, new yards,
fcc, are put nt JlVl.iiOO.OOO. Tho Venn
sylanla, II must be remembered, has
long planned a lunnel from Astoria, 1,.
1.. (o the mainland and thus direct con
nection by the means of tho New
Haven's line with all of New Knglnnd.
Counting the lubes separately four
teen tunnels Into New York have been
estimated to cost, roundly, 1100.000,000.
All have been opened In the last live
tuie of the biggest Jobs of all remains
to compel nttentlnu i ven In the most In
complete survey of hugn expenditures
that have characterized the last ten
ears In city, State and nathm. It Is u
AUTO STET CLEANER,
SING 1G MAKE, TRIED
Commissioner Edwards Praises
Invention of Group of
AST0R ON POLICE COMMITTEE.
HAS MANY NEW DKSIUXS
itrkiiln I'litrrnrLwe. tho new (trnnrl I'en.
lent pent $700,000 more to extend thp,,,.,,, station and the Improvements that
a wall around Its Tort Crockett prop-lK wt, ,. nlldlng, tunnels, open cuts
.... Tl... C t .. . .. t T ........ 1 ... . . ' ....
yc.u h later. The town a.ssumol the
$1,500,000 expene of a barrier that
now Mnnil-i 17 feet above the level of
the Mexican gulf and that U four and a
half mile' long. The Federal Oovern-
erty. Tho State of Texas agreed to i i,mi nil will tmnl t isn.nno.ono.
1 emit State taxes on (lalveston property I The total of expenditures In public
for seventeen years that this money works mentioned and covering but n
might be. used toward tho tS.GUO.OOu f,.w of the big projects of the decade, is
necessary to raise the city's g ratio t J 1.M 1.000,000. , Nothing has been said
the top of the ea wall. I of the expositions at liufTnto, St. Louis
The test of (tiilveton's work came In and elsewhere. The ranama-l'aclllc
severe as the one of 1000 that wrecked . JMi.oOo.OOO
the city beat for hours ngulnst tho sea
Prisoners Worked Over .Model in
CellsCity May Order
A now type of street cleaning wagon
had a tryout on Fifty-seventh street
near Fifth avenuo yesterday In the
presence of Street Cleaning Commis
sioner IMwards, Warden John S. Ken
nedy of Sing Sing Prison, whero tho
vehicle was made, and a liumlxir of
strollers along Fifth avenue who ho
came curious over the queer machine
ns It stood In front of the Collls I'.
The new cleaner Is un automobile,
lllg nill Kdwards says that the hors"
will soon be a back number in hta de
partment. This machine was built by convict''
under the direction of Magnus llutler.
the foreman of the tdiop up theie, w!i ,
Invented the various new devices.
The new auto dump carl, an the
Takes Mace of Puttier In Srlrctlnn
5imr for Tablets,
Vincent Astor yesterday wrote In
Commissioner Waldo accepting mem
bership on tho committee which Is se
lecting tho names of policemen to be
Inscribed on the btonze memorial tub
lots at l'ollco Headquarter.
Ho takm the place on the committee
made vacant by the death of his father.
Commissioner Waldo received the fol
lowing letter from him:
"it will give mo great pleasure to
serve on the committee for tho selec
tion of names to bo lncrlbed on tho
memorial tablets In Police Headquar
ters. "I appreciate your thought of me In
connection with this committee of
which my father was a member."
Col. Astor, It. A. C. Smith and Philip
Ithlnulander vtn the- tiicmbera of thu
orlgln.il committee which after vigor
ous research selected tho names of
twenty-six policemen who lost their
live In meritorious service.
Mr. Astor, recently appointed Llcu-
tenant-Colonct of tho Hoy Scouts of
America, has Informed the Woodrow
Wilson battnllon that he will revtrw It
In Columbia Hall, Jersey City, on tho
night of December 20.
NO "EARLY TO BED" AT HARVARD
housing Is poorer nnd thero nre more
women and children In thn mills.
"The mill owners saw the atrlkii
fiui'd nut be defeated and they brought
thug" from New York, stmctlmes used
your police department to nld them
tu their nefarious schemes. All the
l 1... Itt. .....I tl... I mil,..
Haywood anil Linina (loldniiin r,, ,1(,,0.
Kmiiia (loldman told the crowd that
they had not only the most mnrclles"
lapltallst system to fight but tho moat
tot nipt and vicious government. Sw
ptalii'd Kropnthln because bo had
never In en given to acts of violence,
although he had not condemned them.
Sit pr.iNiil Kropi'tkln as a scientist, t
vvilt'-r and an iiu.it chlst nnd concluded
"Wo mut rejoice that Peter ha-i
lived In seventy :ind .vet has thn spirit
to believe III the Ultimate triumph of
the philosophy of life represented In
Speak nt Cnnieyie Hull
Four thousand anarchists and revolu
tionists crowded Carnegie Hull last
night to celebrate the seventieth bltth
day annlvcrsaiy of Peter Kropotldn.
They were nddresstd In lhigllsh, Yid
dish, Itussinu, IJohemlan. French and
Spanish by a dozen different spcaUeis,
including William J). Haywood, leader
of thn Industrial Worki rs of Hie Win Id;
l.mma Ooldmau, Alexander llei kninii,
Abo Cahan, editor of the I'nrinml, and
Ila.vvvootl was cheered for five minutes
when he was Introduced as "a tlghtluu
evolutionist who Is In the thick nt' it
all." He said that the Miltlt of Krnpnl-
kin was that of solidailty, and (hat
I'l'pslileiit Lowell Aicnlii"! I'lartl
Hour fur l'rr"liiuen,
Cv.viiiuiHii:, Mas., Dec. 7. President
l.owill of Harvard has made publlo his
I. In,.. .... la. II... ti..vt t rnullftlft ,1 (llirtlll.
Street Cleaning Commissioner -leslg-, ti)I.,rs at ,,,.,.,.,,, ,nc(ientull.v reassur-
nated It yesterday, Is built of steel and
has a capacity of . cubic yatd.-. water
measure. When fully liv-nled It cm
carry 8' ruble nrds and Is so onu
slructed that the top of the sides Is f
lllg prnxpectlv e Peshtlti'll that they
won't bo sent lo bed "at a fixed hour."
Man) Juniors and M-tilors, be says,
"avval.e to look back on wasted oppor
tunities," when t's fteshmen they trlt
a reasonable height, permitting easy j,.,, IU'vay ,,. ,.,,. ,,.,,.
1S0D, when a hurricane almost an ! fete In San Frnnclico In 1!1 will cost
wall and did no damage.
The cost of rebuilding San FrancNco
has been $100,000,000.
From tlmo to tlmn the newspapers
record tho completion of another link,
a full sized Job In IP-elf, 1n the great
Catsklll aqueduct which Is to supply
New York with pure water and plenty
GEN. SICKLES'S DAUGHTER HERE.
)ln) llnve ('nine lo Protect llrr In
terest In (irnmlfnthrr's Kuliifr.
The "ettlement of tne legal proceed
ings directed against (len. H.inlel K.
Sickles Is furlher complicated by the
unexpected arrival In town Wednesday
of It. Soft filtered water at hlirh prexs
uro Is to be supplied by gravity to all I of Mrs. Uda Sickles Crackcnlhorpc. the
tho boroughs of the greater city at a General's daughter
cost of $112,000.000. Hut It Is In a sense According to those who nre most In
an unreal expense, for experience hastlmate with the si. nation, Mrs. Crack
shown that the water works of larire ;0nthorpt's visit can be explained only by
cities, If reasonable rates are charged ! npr intention to protect her Interests In
for water, have suflklent earning en- i her crandJ'ather's estate. Any belief
paclty to pay for their operation and ,i-. ,Mrs. i ruckenthorp" mny Influence
their cost of construction. Su that the,tr cki,.H no: to no ... the (leneral's
city may be considered to be merely tinaucla! assistance s-c:n'i vain, for
lending Its credit for contraction of among those who know Mrs. Sickles
this Immense watering system. , ,est it is said that having determined
And yet It is a true expense for some ,, thl3 step, she will never change
lime tn enme lir llirt ii,,nr.,ttirt nn.l nil ..1.1 ..ih.i .t
. . ... , IVJ ILW. , t,tll tl i " fc ncr niinu. i-ine vmiiiiiiii, tin ,'iu ii.-.,i
.i in ui.ui.-i i.iiw.iK--' " H"r. lt3 appurtenances win nanny lie done the famllv sild-
,efie.i len.'licial. numy of them are j ,)oforo i330. Mennwhllf the city has -The ld-n thai Mrs. Sickles and Stan
mperative. but tho total of them is ap- , developed the Crolon water supply HtIton wm ..0 lial). to the C.eneral'a house
'i,, ti will illiwlrnte the noinl nnlv I n pnj, nt cn nnn aa.v a ,i i... ' . ... .....
loading. The cover Ih a new design,
which Is ilustproof and will cotillue
odors during transportation.
This cover Is e.usy to operate. It Is
In sections, having a number of dnor.',
only one of which ran be opened nt
one time. Unit cannot bN blown abou
during the loading with this cover.
Such dust blowing I" n great nulsane
In the use of the open carts.
The body of the new trurk Is dumped
bv a new piece of media nlm com
posed of a worm anil a sector genr.
This I" worked easily und quickly ani
Is perfectly safe.
Mr. Rutler has been nearly two ycar.i
In constructing this machine, as be
worked out the plans ns he went along
About twenty of the prisoners helptJ
him. They were sailors, bakers, bar
tenders and of nearly every occupa
tion except that of machinist
Intellectual luieri-t of make friends
wit. i many elasi-matcs who were well
"Some tears have been felt, notably
bv boys still at school," be said, "that
the. gates are to ! shut and the fresh
men sent to bed at fixed hours. Noth
ing of the kind Is Intendiii. Un remark
lniy .ime time aco that students cannot
We driven anywhere- by regulations,
was contradicted by the dean of an
other Institution, who Insisted that by
regulations they can be driven to the
devil. I accepted the amendment
BANDITS OVERAWE COLLECTOR.
Ilrler Itohliril lj- Three Men, Who
Three gunmen held up and robbed
I', ml, Itnl Inn4lnli, d nnllftntM,- ,,tirt
ney nan never ..re. on auminn- i (,r,vor for ,hfi rm of s Mim.
ones or macmnery, out nicy got ' "-(iy
inusiasiic over me new macnine a'ia
DR. WILLIAM D. CRUM DEAD.
I.llierltin VI I it I-1 ' r mill I'olleelor nt
liiiirlrilnii I mler ltiioieell,
CiiAtavsTo:;. S. ('.. lec. 7. Hr. Will
iam I'. I'rinil. colored. I lilted Slates
would spenk as he knew Kmpotkln Minister to l.llmrln iiiul ronner oi ec
would speak lo them. t'"' "' '' "f Clintieston, died
1 want to speak on behalf of n fm-l""re to-day irotn ami an icvei ion-
low workman who Is In Jill." he said, traded In Monrovia, lie v.us iionio. on
I hope that the iy will come wlien 'leaM' t lilisenei- anil nan n"on in nerr
theie will bo no people In J.ill, !,t aliout two mouths,
many of tin will yet mount Hi,, maffolil. 1 'iuih'm nppnlntnient aa euslnms col
not because of the crimes we cnmnill. I ' hele bv I resident Itoosovelt In
but because the pilnclplr.. we stand for A j.i it. p.inn. raised a Morm of protest
bring down on tm Hie wrath ol the llnouiilioiit the South on account of bin
lubber batons who own Hie iiittb.'' 'coloi. lb- siivid until March l, 1'JU.i.
Iliivwooil Hi, -I, ut.,., I f.,r in. ,it. -1 i..lvli'ii bv ns lunation ("' went mil of
aid Alexander Aldatnas. a Spaniard. Hi .iilllee along villi P.ooxovcIPh ndmlnls
Jail In Hrookl.vn, and Iheu i xli tid-il lila liallon. Il. w.i.- n uiu il for the Llberlan
lippeHl for the Little Falls strikers. He-Ipost by I'lesldi lll Tafl.
ferrlng to the latter strike he rtilu: 1 Crum was r, yeat-i old, a grniiuatn
"I thought the conditions nt Law- of Howard I'nlvirslty, Washington, nnd
relice were bud, but Little Kall.i Is hail m lllev'i d success b- fo lis II phy
Wots'. They have lesH pay I here, th" slii.ui iimong bH race.
t FnTiKnrn rr v FOUNDED
flv ( ft 1827
W " . Dry Goods i
MAIL ORDEKS Carefully and Promptly Filled
tm, well to retail n few of the big enter-
i r-.-e now troing on or settletl ujion or
.onipleted in the List decade
It U tlinicult to choo-e nTtarting ioint.
a cost of $SO,000.000. And now the city , l(, ln Is pr po-u-rous. The house and
Is erecting an SS.000.000 nitration plant (everything In It are illstunteful to her.
to clarify the Crnton water. 1 1;ut vlll.. ,e Is unable to tolerate as-
The enlargement of the Hrle r-anal i ,.t,,,i ,.-nh the C.eneral. there Is vet
.into tne .New -jorK linrge canal Is cost- M.mewhere deep in her heart a tender
lm- Vr.... stnin tmi nftft ivnft ti.aa ' ... . . . . .
Perhaps magnitude i- thy het guide. Ing New York State $101,000,000. There j nvf!S for lllm v,.nich jirompis her to pro
Is no telling, apparently, when this work ,ecl lum URillnst humiliation i
will be completed. Hut that part of It enC.
t the two bicge-t public works now
"ider win' are almo-t indeterminnto in
heir immense proportions. is expected to be ready for operation
Hi" Panama Canal might by general within the next flvo enrs may be In
rtement be put first It has ben men- ferred from the fact that arrangements
-meil al. costing about S3n7.irjn.onn, but have already begun In New York city
.'n-isan estimate made by Col Coo- " proviae n imrge terminal nl the
' engineer in charge. At Hie tini" mat
.'i ii.it was made U'l) imo.ouu (to stick to
ind tiguroa) liad actually linen nppro
nietl (or digging the big ditch. Tho
'. i. wnc then costing $3,tioo,ooo a month.
V. one can ay very closely what the
n do cost of cutting in two two conti-
. will bo to this country. It will
i.ever bo absolutely known, apparently,
ml tho waterway is opened m 10I&, and
luve a chance to breathe, sit back and
ii up tho figures. Certainly it is u $10),
A very lively rival to tho Panama Canal
for first placo in cost is going to bo Now
York city's new subway system. Tne
price of more transportation in this town
is a mor certain quantity than is tho cost
of the Isthmian waterway. The latest
figures are $277,180,000, which doe not
show up meanly beside Panama.
Hie newspapers told within the last
week how $70,000,000 worth of the new
Mihways am now under construction.
'Ihe wholo thing is to be done In about five
years and at the end of that tlmo it is safe
to say that Now York city will owe $300,
too.ixii) for the job and will be desperately
wondering how soon It can begin building
51(10,000,000 worth more of transit line,
l or it is plain that the big city will never
catch up with Its debts nor ever be able
to transport its citizens with perfect com
fort Mr Taft's advocacy of the Mississippi
levees should do muoh to bring them into
lieing at no distant date. They have been
urged for years on account of the almcst
annual floods which lay waste the wholo
country along tho banks of the hugo river.
It may well be that the crmt of efficient
l-vees wi be much more man jyyjou.oou.
(Ine careful estimato of the cost of fixing
the river banks from Cairo to New Orleans
-non jnlles-was $75,000,000. This waa
supposed to cover the dredging of a four
te n foot chai)tiel nil the way. Probably
Whatever it costs it would be true
e. momy, ono la tempted to say, when
M 1 with the fact that $1,000,000 wortn
.f levees of the present Incompetent
are destroyed every year by "tho
.vvuueu river. Uven the $200,000,000
i. ent.oned with bated breath by those
would do "the whole Job right"
M seem money well spent If it wbl
. in (loods that destroy property worth
! iii iino.OOO every other year, as they lo
,n .'.g the Mississippi.
'icn the levees come they will have
to it u national undertaking to sooure
h i MUn, uniform result, und It may well
i.. ''i.h the construction of them will lw
next task of tho army cnglneon who
i handled thn Panama Canal so uuc
. i fsrully. And this reminds ono of p. big
mutual enternrlse very similar In many
lespeits to thn Mississippi problem
i he Irrigation projects that we hear so
dine about, but wh eh Uncle nam is car
rving out so effectively in the West.
These too had to bo national to achieve
uniform, concerted "putting tlirougn
nnd iilso mi account of tho cost, to the
total of which the States benefited could
hi i ho natuio of things only.Oontrlbute.
X' complete summary of tho Govern
ment s Irrigation. work Is here attempted,
bin It is Interesting to note that aa long
n go as 1007 (flvo years, you know) Uncle
jam was spending about $1,000,000 it
month lu the desert his own private
desert out West, Tho precise sum that
ho ,s spending on waste land now Is not
to hand, but It Is very much greater and
has been estimated nt $2,000,000 n month,
lie has approved projecta of Irrigation
that will cost much more than $100,000,.
FOOT CAUGHT IN FROG CUT OFF.
.-llm smm l.lfe li l.ranlnii lilr
n Trnl ti lnii'.
Pvrai.soN. N. J.. rec. 7. H: foot
taught In the froi of a switch on the
(ireeiiwood Lake division of the Hrle
Uallroad to-day, .le.-ee Wilde, n nuiehln
,M, nf Mldv.ile. unable to rele.iso him
self, had to wait until a freight train
patfed over It.
Leaning away from the tracks h--
saved hh- llf". but he was so badly In
jured by the train thu physicians later
found It necessary to amputate h's right
leg above the knee, also his left fLOt.
Wlhle w.-vs hurrying home and took a
short cut across the railroad. He saw
the train coming, but thought he had
ample time to get over the tracks.
His tight foot got wedged In the frog
m.i.r tfhlnVt b Irlu.t In hlmli W n W.TWh!
might bo thought encouraging to the I ;s ,ianili ,nc nRlnc,.,. llul 'tlul tfv
iu;ti;ier. tvut no, me .uininnu.ni
cost of some more millions.
The nvv Municipal Hiilldlng Is a pub
He enterprise. -Hs cost Is perhaps :!.
r.00.000, but no onr who views the splen
did treatment of a meatfly shaped hit
of ground Is likely to begrudge tla.t
Bridges nre becoming more expen
sive whether or not they are considered
Items In the cost of llvimr. Certainly
they nre such Items In the case of
Greater New Yorkers. The Williams
burg Hrlilge, which was opened In the
last decade, cost $23,100,000, land and
all. Tho Queensboro Bridge that stalks
so handsomely over Blackwell's Island
was opened to pedestrians nnd vehicles
five and a fourth years later. In March.
1909, and had cost $17,256,00u, which
passed their leisure In reading literature
on automobiles and worked In the!'
cellw Sundays and evenings trying t
The Commissioner said yesterday th-i'
.he new machine would cause a saving
a' about J2.IU0 a day lu his department
If It supplanted the horsedrnwn cart.
Commissioner Edwards said he wa
very well satisfied with the superior
qualities (ft the new street cleaner and
was going to ask the Hoard of J'stl
mate to let him buy some of them. It
said he would purchase as many as the
board will permit him.
"NELLIE ELY" RETAINS HOME.
& Sons. 3I--I0 South First street
Williamsburg, at Kent avenue anil
North Flfto street Inst night nnd with
r olvers shoved Into bis facu robbed
him nf a satchel containing $1D0 lu cash
and checks aggregating $600.
K.ich of the holdup men hnd a re
volver. While one stopped the horse
and pointed his gun at Bottensteln
the oilier two ran nlongslde the wagon
and at the same t'me shoved their
weapons Into fie driver's face and
warning him -that If he made nn out
cry they would blow off his head.
Botieusieln became paralzed from
fear and when one of the bandits who
climbed Into the wagon ordered him to
throw up his hands and he failed to
comply he wns struck In the face.
A night watchman came across Hot
tension too frightened to act and blow
his alarm whistle.
COTTON CROP 14.250.000 BALES.
Bridge, our latest graceful structure, is
expected to cost $26,000,000, and It may
be more when It's all done and all open
Then Wilde bent down to untie the
I Irt'e of his shoe nnd free himself that
I ii-a nf Ihn trnln tv--.o ntinn him
New York has opened In the Inst five , nnii,inW v, n .tm t ,i ihu h
years a new public Ibrary befitting . ,tr(.tchP(, h,mF0f tn onP ,de to get as
city of Ita size. With the exception of fnr f(m th ,rark, 3 pfl.Mb,(,, eUnn.
course of tho City Hall It s probably ,n(? t0 loseTlImb rather than his life.
tne city n moat uumireti anu uumiraoie
structure. It cost $10,000,000. The land
on which It stands may be worth
$10,000,000 more, but probably beats I -
that sum. I MnnnfHctiirrr Cinve Pa ale It Mr
In this connection the cost of public niorlnl l.llirnry.
buildings attention Is called to Tun
PETER REID DEAD.
Mill lo (lust Her I'ruiii .".7th Mrrct
lliiURe 1 lilstutMsril.
I 'mler i decision of. tho Apilat." Pi-
vihion o' " Simreme Court vectei-day i
Mrs. pi "ill (' Seaman. -Nellie lily." (;,.rui. V. m,. i:.tlnlll(rs Prrs-
.v a no. her home at l.' et iinrtv -
. ti . eiil OiitiMit nl I lint I fKiirr.
. . itli '-eet in a suit brought bv th
irusteo m bankruptcv of tho Iron liad I 1-irri..: Hoi-k. Atk.. Dec. 7' -George
Manufatciiring Comp'anv, of which Mrs.! Vv Ni v lite, piesldenl of the ww Yor'c
Sea-m was preeidetit and treaMinr for ' ",",n I '.rliange. was the guc t of the
I cotton Interests of t.ittle Itnek to-dnv
lb. suit 'was brought agai.,-t Mrs lr!i ru;,frmn' rCC,pti"n Rl lhe
Sc.. in and her mother. Mrs Mary J. I NVvJ-, )cft ,.,, for st t
t-otniaiie, to i.e..mro u ueo .,.,.,, ,. wU, ,ia!tS s.indav and Mon-
the'Ihirty..eventh street property and to I ,liy rPI,rhlnR M"mplus on Tuesday
foreclose tho lion. I he suit was baj-ed on , ninrnlng nnd leaving thero that night
allegations that when the Iron Had com- ror v,-cw York.
pany was Insolvent Mrs. beaman used tno T,e object of his visit here was to
confer with cotton operators relative
to the conference soon to be hold with
leading foreign cotton exchanges rela
tive to conditions of shipments, tare,
difference In grade, manner of eon-
A Sale Extraordinary
of High-Grade Merchandise will be held
on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday,
December lOih, 11th nnd 12th
The nrticle ?ele:ted f"f tlis Sale are in most instances
appropriate as Holid.i;. Gifts and the Extraordinarily Im
pressive Prices. ery opportune ol this particular reason.
Fill! particulars in A jriday livening papers.
funds of the company to pay off a mort
gage on her home.
WHITE RATS OPEN CLUBHOUSE.
I MONDAY AND TUESDAY J
t An Innovation $
! Silk Hosier Sale !
Tinr 7r,nr r,tA TV7;cto !l.n f-,'..:.,., L. 1 J:U1 J
.s. tiu.iivii iii.v. iviiaavii viiv. I..V.O, it. fc iie jiiuliii. Uliu VIt.nilc(Ulw
kinds for street and evening wear, put up in presentation boxes
j! upon request, ?.t the following remarkably attractive prices: t
' PURE SILK HOSE -French (imuorted),
elaborately hand cr.ib'S ;'istcps. Rcuhrh lo SS.75 pair
Iox6 pairs, 4.50 pr. Moxi ptiirs, 4.7S pr. Sinjile pr. 4.95 J
PURE SILK HOSE Black or white, self or colored hand ctnb'd
also evening shads in open v.orl'. K'tulcrfa S4.7S to S6.7S put
t Box 6 pairs, 3.00 pr. Uox pairs. 3.25 pr. Sinftlepr. 3.50 J
PURE SILK HOSE-D'.acU or v.h.te, self or colored t
hand embroidered insteps. J.vi.,W; $3.50 pair T
Box 6 pairs, 2.25 pr. Box 3 pairs, 2.50 pr. Single pr. 2.7u i
PURE SILK HOSE -Black c: white, self or colored ' vt
oik. finlore Mnkr Merry j nrbltratlonH. importance
if ado it ng l.n ted States sr.nles nn,
In f sou, on" iiomr.
The formal opening of the l.-iHumo .'luh- i.eiernng to tne present crop the
Sun's story of July 28, 1912, telling of
the nation's expenditures for houses of
one sort or another In the past decade.
A survey showed that Undo Sam had
Peter Held, one of the oldeM inannfnr
turerfl In l'as'ile. N .1 . and giver of the
JntiH Vnlon Keul Meniorful Library to
that elty, died of pneumonia yesterday at
lili home on la'alc avenue. He win horn
erected 319 more buildings In the past ... riovan. Scotland, on October 8. imii
ten years than he had put up In tho 123 when he vus :n years old he cnme to
years preceding. They cost $72,7-15,300, America. He via an expert color mixer
those 810 buildings nnd 402 others that ' and soon became manager of the Middlesex
matched In number his work of earlier I Dyeing nnd Wenching Company of Sotner-
yearS. vine, .hum. in ip ii- ju,i-u n i nettle
Ambrose Channel, which Uncln Sam i "nrt organized the Held . Harry Company,
also hull! nnrt which lets In those shins M'" nml HeHidirM, widen III lSSR vvus
whose length Is worrying our riverfront
expertB, took about eight years to
dredge and cost $5,000,000. It Is a sea
lane extending In n huge angle from tho
ocean far up In tho lower bay of New
York. It Is Heven nnd a half miles
long, two thousand feet wldo and forty
Incorporated ns the 1 tilted Htntes l'lnlshlng
Company In ii Mr Held mnrrled Miss
.Inne V'ntson of Soinervllle, Mass. After
her death In 0 he gave I'nssaio tlin
memorial library, Mr Held was u member
of the I nion I.erigue, the Merchants Club,
the Chiiinlier of Commerce and SI Andrew's
Soi b'tv. all of Mnnhnttnn, and of the llloom
Incr (iriive Park Association of PennsMlv-nnlii
I He Ipiivs nn children His nearest relatives
Ono of the latest public enterprises to mro two nephews and a niece.
OUR GREAT SEMI - ANNUAL
Commences Monday, December 9th
Entire Stock of
Gowns, Millinery and Furs
will be sold regardless ot cost
E. O'DONOVAN & CO.
37 West 36th St.
house of the White Hats nt 2'.'7 tostl We-t
Korty-sith street IdHt night nrougiit to
gether the greatest crowd of theatrical
folks ever housed under a single rmf in
New York. There were l.sno on hand at
in:30 o'clock and when the theatres elnsed
every playhouse in the illy contributed Us
quota. Everybody was In evening logs.
.Itinle McCree, president of the While
Hats, known as tho lllg Chlf. iniiue a
visitor estimates It nt from 1 4,2.riO.O00
to 14,. 100,000 bales.
CRUSHED GLASS IN HIS SOUP.
Iln.etiiill l'lner Accuse, sister, AVIm
IiAUKj-.i,, Del., Dec 7 --Tho atithorltie-
speech of welcome. The other speakers are hcarcning tor lloxnnna llowarcl on
were Will .i. Look, iicnnis t. irnrien nnu a cimiiimiii. iiiaiio ny ner nroiner, vwillari
lliiilh Krane. . .. ,, , , , , 1 Howard, a baeeball plaver.
The clubhouse Is beautifully furnl-hed aPI,Pi his siste'r nlnewt enil,..,l
and contains ins sleeping room-, a bownng i ."" P"?'' ' I""1 " ,c,r'ls,u.'1
alley, billiard rooms, irymniisliini, a swim- Klnss tn soup she wr ed him liecauso he
mliiB tank and nil other acci-rones nf nn j renionstiuteil with her for being out late
up tn date clubhouse, atnight. Hhe therVlisappeared, '
hand embroidered insteps. 1 Rtctilcrlu $3.00 pcir
Box 6 pairs, 1.95 pr- Hos3 pairs, 2.10 pr. Single pr. 2.25
PURE SILK HOSli Bl,cl: or white, luud embroidered clocks.
lie;ularly $2.25 pair
Box 6 pairs, 1.50 tr. Hox3 pairs, .6U pr. yinglL' pr. 1.75
PURE SILK HOSE French openwork in-tens, pir.V, sky,
lavender and gray. Rtularly $2.75 pair
Box 6 pairs, 1.25 Box J pairs, 1.35 pr. Sinfilc pr. 1.50
PURE THREAD S1LIC HOSE Black or black with elaborate
j embroidered insteps in self or colors. Rttulatlg $1.00 to $1.75 pair
J Box 6 pairs, 65c P". Box .J- paira, 70c pr. Sir.ftle pr. 75c
LISLE THREAD HOSE Medium or gr.uie weight,
openwork insteps. Rtsularlj 50c. pair
By the box only 12 pairs for 2.75- pairs for 1.45
An Exhibition of Art Glass
Of Paris, France,
Will be held at the Galleries
11 East 36th St. and 10 East 37th St.
December 9, 1912.
The Galleries will be open
io A. M. to 4 P. M. Daily.
Remaining Stock of Paris Gowns,
Wraps and Tailor Suits
Prices Reduced to Effect Immediate Clearance.
Also 50 Women's
High Class Tailor Suits
Copies of aris Models, exact reproductions from Poirct,
Fomeriy soo"' siboo', 52.50, 62.50, 75.00 to 125.00
50 High Class Gowns, Suitable for day and evening wear;
also "f w originals.'' 40 nr. CO Aft CQ On t OC nn
Formerly $145.00 to 5350.00, iu.uw, ou.vu, uu.uv iu uo.vv 4
25 High Class Wraps for evcninE wear.
SelS tfsV" 75.00, 95.00 to 195.00
25 Discount 2ae
of 500,000 Stock of
Rich Oriental Rugs
IN CARPET SIZKS CONTINUES TO DECEMBER 14TH