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THE WEATHER WECASTJ
Fair lo-day and to-nxfrrAt 'Slowly rising.
temeratii
im.
Detailed weather itMM foQajtlKise IS.
VOL. LXXX. NO. 243.
NEW YORK, THURSDAY, MAY 1, 1913. Capyrtpht, by the Kim Prl.illitfj and PubUnMng AMoclnUan.
TvVO cents.
yalsh tells
story of graft
Looks Knell Inspector in the
Kye in Court, as He
Names Them.
DIVIDED THK 3IOXKY
Once Took Thompson's Share
to Him in Hospital.
Witness Says.
HA.vnnTKs ox imiisonkhs
In Appellate Division Their
Habem Corpus Writs Are
Dismissed.
r.ipt Thonm W. WaUh, formerly In
loinmaml of the K.ist I'.Sth street pre
cinct, and now a confessed police
grafter, was the llrst witnes against
the four former Harlem Inspector..
Sweeney. Husst-y. Thompson and Mur
t'l.i. In their trial for cnneplr.icy yester
day Capt WaNh. who Is near de.ith from
Hriglits dlsea.-e and heart trouble, re
plied to ail questions put to him foi
four hours and eighteen minutes. Two
hourn and ciuht minutes were taken by
vsslstant District Attorney Clark. Two
hours and ten minutes ueie taken
up by the cross-ev.imlnatlon of Francis
I.. Wellman, counsel for llus.'cy. and
John B. Stanclitleld. couns"l for Thump,
on, Oeorne (Jordon Kittle, counel for
Sweeney, and Abrahmii S. (5llbert, coun
sel for Sluttha.
Capt. Walsh was brouqht to the
Ctlmlnal Courts Hullillns in an autoiiM
mic. accomp.mlul by his wife, hie nurs"
and his physician, Dr. W. H. L'pton, the
ihree rcmalnlnc within call while he
.was on the stand. He slept In the
luncheon hour, and Dr. l'pton adminis
tered heart tonics hcfoie he took the
stand.
Walsh went throiiKh his ordeal wlth
i ut falterinfr. Dr. l'pton said the day's
work might easily J(ipardlze nut only
he captain's recovery hut the space of
ife which Is left to him. Because the
aptaln a exhausted and the condl
ion of hla heart worse the prosecution
decided not 10 keep him for redirect ex
amination. Wnlah'a Slnrj ot irnfl,
Wai.-h repeated the tory. a 'ready
old In the newspapers, of his live years
f Kraf in the Kast l"iith streei pre-
net and of the divisions which he
is he made with the four Inspectors
e im were nwr him In this time me
'iur men on trial on a charRe of con
spirlnc ti keep out of the Jurisdiction
f the New York courts d orse A. Slpp.
witness who probably would slve tes
timony asnlnst Policeman lhisene Fox,
AValsh's collector, and 'a possible key
'o further exposure.
He was confronted by his "worn
statement made to Deputy Police Com
missioner Dill., 11 in which he declared
e was innocent and had never pas.-ed
protection iifney on to anbdy else,
instead ..f frankly admitting Hut he
as seekins t" protect himself .md oth-
is ntii a he made this statement Walsh,
eanlim forwatd m his chair to lessen
Hie strain on his heait, In-Uted to his
'iicstIoner. Mr Wtllmun, that he tt.ul
iti'lided to I. ii the truth oil this occa
sion at Police lleadiU.irtirs and that he
Had not lied .nt. ntnuialb .
This bit of bravado overlooked. Walsh
sunk closely in the details of 1 he story
tie aire ,y had I, .1.1 the Claud Jurj . nil
the din-it examination in. t 1 1 li;s pan
in the $ 1 0.111,0 fi,n, it-Mi propcred for
Fo if mi' i .i.-. d pol email would
-land trail ,md so to pri-oii s.l.ntly.
nil tae t-r, s.i 111 111.1t ii hi b .Mr .-'i.mch-tl'ld
In lame li.n U (it i-oiillsi'! lor Hie
defence Willi il.iteiiieut not 111, ne be
fore, to the cflnt thai he had Rone twice
to Inspe. tot Tllollipson while Hie 111-
spector was III .11 Si. vim., nfs H ispital
and 11.ul paid Tli.iiiip-oii s portion of the
liiollthlj Kiali time at the hosplial.
The four ' 1 11 s pi 'ct "I'm w.re taken
from the Tomb... while Justin- S-abury
had placed r '1.-111 for the trial, to the
Vppeba'e i, H,, .,, TWelltv-llflh
Mr. el and M.i.hson aenue In the iiioin
Inn UkiiuiciI on Hie writ of habeas
loll.ll- .,bl,ill,.., ,v Herbert c SlIIJlll
of tin r ci in... 1. v.as mi fur in ,. ,
Two 111.11 11, ,m th. Sheriff's otlhe were
Hmm miauls The nutoiiioblle prison
W.loil Wtt. not n lUnble. line f .
ilelUN .ilirill. Ml'.ueHeil 11 stmt c.ll.
It liot tine li.neli iiff.. had lien pi,,
dined and lb, i-Sp.etrs Wele locked
mm i her ,n pan-. Murlha with Sweeney
IHHl llllhse. w ,l, Tlioiiip.i,,,!.
Thl llllild, ,ill first ).oled le-. nut
!,' ii'Oif.1. I., i,,u, ) ii,,. ,sl ,,f
a V - t .Muilli.i. Ailjiislm. .ills weie
11, id. whne Sw.ene sihm l, i,t.,
,1'IKhe.l.
"lb - ,,t .1 ii.Mmr list ihnu I hae,"
le.n.nlveil Swcenoj
M" 11 handi iilTs tltutlly weie adjusted
end tb. lour lornier wearem of i.
IllKhest mslKiila of ih,. iililloiined police
lllcd on' into Hi,. Toinbs .wild there were
tears In Muriha n eyes Thonip-on was
Miher '"it n,e other iw.. w,i, inclined
I" jo, .jt.11 The r.iur balked al 11
Ifollej 1. 11 Hal w,i il,,ii,., ,aule,
llietll be.,ie ih" full bench of ih An
pellale Ills Islon.
The iitt'ui,.iii iwih short i,v,,, .,,!
one hided, the Justices not ew, allow lu
the Hbttiel Attorney to slate his case
before silMalimn; ik conlentloii, The
Appellate Division prrvlously had held
ilint a criminal cywm has exrluslve
Jurisdiction over the person of the de
fendant while he is on n,,. ami Ihe
plea that because the offence eharsed
in the present Indictment is n misde.
nieanor the defeiidanta were entitled
Conlfmifil on Krcoml Vuuc.
NO WAGES IN NINETEEN YEARS. '
Ill rrtnii !,.(, t Incli.ilrnt
AKnlnat llonrilliiK lliiuar. ,
Sarah Chit, fi.; year old, got n nt-:
tnrhmcnt yesterdnv ..gainst the ,roi. I
criy of Mrs, Whit,., who udvertlretl the
contents of Ii,.r boarding house at l.tn
West hlghty-iifth sttl -t for sale jvm, r-
, "ii y
Sarah Cur raid sh. wont to work for
I Mr. White In 1S8I a lt a month.. In
i l!'OI. whi n $1,300 In ..ii'i's u-:iu .in.. r,..f
I Mi.- sa. Mrs. White agreed to provide n '
homr for her until s in tiled If she p- I
iinnincd in Mrs. Whi'eV employ. Last ,
nicsiiiiy, sue said, .Ml. Wlillo told her
flie 'washed her hninii of her" ami she
inns! aenle lier room and pet out be
culls" tile I ouidli.g li.-uso had Leon sold.
The i).ilnlllT nsk '.,euii damage lie
cause she was tutuel out, which will
Hie M.atiti of imp., id Wages makes
fii.Ili'.u lor which lie attaehiueiit wan
lulled hy Justice Let. 111,111 on the ground
that .Mi. White Is cretlng h
ert
'f plop-
dk. briggs gravely ill.
fcole.l llie.ilouliiii SurTerllllt I'r.ilu
I'lleoinoillii nl sell,arl, ;
Tlie l!ev. Dr. Ch.,rles A. llriKKs Is '
. tioiisly 111 at his apartments at the
I'nlon Theological S, miliary. Tib! Weill
U'i'.l sii eel lie wa- stricken a' month
a-o and pnetimor 1 developed last .
Week.
UN physicians fi.ired on Tuesday
n.nht that death w is near, but Dr.
Itrmus rallied and la-t eieuina his con
dition was much iniUoed. His phy
sicians aii- Dis. Moar'iead. I luck and
D"!alleld and Dr l'- 'Wli. a Iuiik spe
cialist. Dr Hrlirss Is the . desj piofesxir at
the I'nlon Theoloixh il Seminary. His
latest published wot . U "Fundamental
Christian Faith." lis has two other
books In piess. He - "2 ears old.
KAISER EAGER TO WIN
RACE FOR PEACE PRIZE
Hestraiiiiiii; Austria So as
Complete i' Years- of
Warle.ss Keiirn.
to
fptfuil f'ablf PfipUcti to Tut St
lltitUN, April 30. The KaUer ts on
the last stretch of the last lap In the
race for the coveted twenty-five years
relan of peace. WIP he win the golden
Jubilee prize? No . ne knows, but It Is
certain that he Is straining every nerve,
to reach the wire before the storm '
breaks. If It does break. The Foreign 1
ntllce wrapped Itself in a mantle of si-
lone,, tn.nleht In reir.ir.t to the Anstrlan .
attitude toward Montenegro and Servla,
but the foregoing l the way 11 military
officer sized up the present situation.
Well informed m.n exnress the onln-
ion that the Kaiser's hand has restrained
Austria for annth. day and prevailed
on Vienna to wait until to-morrow be-
fore taking action n the hope that the
Ambassadors' cnnfe-ijnce In London may
' develop somethim. which will avert
I w hat Is feared her namely, the negln
' nine of a war Into which (Jermnny will
I be dragged against ier will and In which
she has no direct merest.
While the national and Imperial news
.papers urge Germ my to support Aus
1 trla and applaud t. e decision of the lal-
ter country to act .me gets the Impres.
slon in talking wi' 1 officials and tlnan-
, clers that German
some solution of t
the warlike one proposed by Austria.
A member of the Kaiser's entourage Is
incited as saying n conversation with a
friend that the K.. s,.r does not consider
war necessary un ler modern Ideas and
should he unilcrta1 en only as last resort.
TWO HOLDUPS IN THE PARK.
I'ollee (iel l,rloii,-r With the Mil
nf letlina.
1 i i.-r... . a., ....... u i.i ,.r "i-.i
Second avenue, was dragged Into the
Kasi 101th street polke station by ,. I
II i., Fallon 1. 1 night and locked up '
on a charge of hi-.ow.iv robbery mn.1- ny I
..,,!. L-....r,L.ii.,
The llr.'mx. " '
Mrfinilr -..Id i... ,v..s ,eU I uinc- throne). '
Central Park al Ifilnh street when he
was set upon !:
by Kit fa nt and two other i
men. Ills arms were pinioned and his
watch was taken l foio he got a chance
In swing. The minute he showed light
Ktifaro's coinpaiil.iiiH run, bill .McUralr
grabbed Kufuro and marched him along.
K il faro pleaded that he would get back
the watch If McGialr would let him go.
When they i cu-hod Lexington avenue
and IIOlli streei
MeGi'alr decided that
t.-,,r,.r.. in li u-.,iiiir for a eluinen
lo gei away. So wi-bout further ado ho j
proceeded to Hall, i tlie Jiead ot Kuinro
until lie yeiieu inr mercy. i
While they were still In
the station '
I'ollcenian Hayes brought in John Wal- Ins until he saw a morning paper. He
let- ol IMS Second avenue and Jacob made no comment, hut ho did not look
Iturmn of 1 ti.'.r. .Madison avenue. Maur- pleased.
i.e Golper of 1 20 Fast HOih street1 At a banquet at the Falrmount to
and Isaac Fine of I Fast 104th street I night by the exposition directors, with
hiM that they w-i ic ultiliig in Central j , "00 present, the Secretary was tho
Paik with two girls The prisoners and guest of honor.
two other men. thev charged, held them Secretary Hryan started at midnight
up and look $0 from Hiem. on his return to Sacramento. .
t
LONG TERMS FOR AUTO BANDITS.
I'ors.ilb (.eta Ten Venr Sentence mill
t) u I ii li Snrn.
Philip Foisyth and John Qulnn. mem
bers of an auto bandit gnng of which
Joseph Taylor, alias. Young, was the
head, got long prison sentences from
Judge Foster In General Sessions court
yesterday. Tliey were convicted of lob
bing Hnl Newman, proprietor of a sa
loon, on March 12, at lltth street and
I'.lghth avenue.
lu sentencing the men Judge Foster
said:
"Von showed no more mercy to those
on robbed than a shark shows to Its
victim, To rid "the community of you
i.s plain duty. I shall sentence you, Kor
m tli. i-lnro you heent heartless mid recli-loi-H,
to from ten to twenty years.
'in the case of tjulnn, who Is not ns
desperate a criminal ns Forsyth, I shall
sentence him to not less than seven or
more than fourteen yoara." '
AT TDM T IMI T HIT nil T
Lfilll LA II DILL
TO BE PASSED TO-DAY
Oov. .lohnson of Citlifoniin Siiys1
lie
Will Si-n (Ii
Measure.
K I'KCT
.FA TAX TO PROTKST
Oiilliursls in Tokio Arc Xol lie-
iinlcil Seriously
WiisliiiiHon.
in
Svckx.MKNto, Pal., Aptil .Hi. Colli
hou.-es of the California I.eKlslatute atei
expected to pass the Webb alien land,
law bill to-morrow, and (lov. Johnson'
says he will slmi h. The bill has been
sent to the printer. j
The new bill omits speolllc mention of
those "lueliiilbl" to citizenship" and
placis exclusion fioiii ownership on the.
bru.ul Ktoiiud of ..'ci iirocal treaty provl-1
sinus, as Japan does not permit any
alien to own land or to curry on business
lliere; hence the Japanese will be barfed
tioiii land onmt. hip or from any ma
jority ownership in coipoiatlons doing
, business 111 Callfuruiti.
Three minutes after the Legislature's '
conterenie with Secretin y Hryan had 1
ended late la-t night the State Senate
was called to order and the bill, drafted
by Attoruey-Ceiieral Webb, was Intro
duced as an amendment lu Ihe pending '
lllrdsall bill.
The (lovernor and his follower are
congratulating themselves on the word
ing of this new bill, but Dr. David Starr
.Ionian, president of I. eland Stanford
rnlvcrsity. says It Is dl"crlmlnntoi y and
will be objectionable to Japan. Ills 1
position Is that an alien Is the ward of
the nation, and that no State has the 1
power to pas. laws that deprive him of
: rights which he enjoy under a general
treaty with the nation. ,
Secretary Hryan. who left San Fran
clsco to-night for Sacramento, probably .:k.o. Nev . April 30. Reginald Will
will not stay here beyond Thursday, lam KHes, the New York whip, club
when the Legislature will pass the new malli aKrculturist and politician, who
,llnov':j.d,nl"n in a statement gave no-!"" - on
the that the conference between Secre- September 23 last, was married In Car
tary Hryan and the Legislature were 'son City at noon to-day to Mrs, Kllza
ended He said also: leth Struthers Taylor of New York city
I think th- majority of the legls-1 Jn the presenc of a dlsllngulshed gath
latoix feel I certainly do myself-that .
no sutllclent reason has been presented
to cause California to halt any content-; r)wTO wore ,wo oer.monles at the
plated legislation. residence of former Chief Justice James
'With a few possible minor amend-'
ments the Webb bill Is the one which
undoubtedly will be passu).
Asked if he thought the bill would be
acceptable to President Wlton. the
ftovernor rpnlle.l?
"I can Judge only by what Secretary
Bryan says, which Is that the Webb blil
is not satisfactory. I believe, how-
ever, ttiat ihe bill will cn threaten almost
ns It stands."
Senator I.eroy WrlgU, Democrat.
Is planning to light the measure when
It comes to a vote on the floor.
In reply to a iiestloti as to whether
the Webb hill would le acceptable.
Secretary Hryan said before he left
here:
"l have telegraphed to President Wil
son, and he deems It Inadvisable to
sanction any particular statutes or
forms of legislation. He thinks that
it should be made emphatically evident
that we are acting Just now as the
Federal Government, sanctioning not
i still working for! this or that, but as friends of California. Mr. Klves was graduated from Colum
trouble other than ' wishing to be of such service as is pos- , Ida In tS2. He is a member of the
slble to California in a critical matter.'
BRYAN IS RUSHED ALL DAY.
l.entra San I'rnnelaen for Sncrn
mrntn Snrprlard .irtlnn.
Sn Francisco, April 30. Secretary of. Mrs. Taylor got a divorce from Henry on the property, but has left the valun
.State Hryan was busy here to-day with It. Taylor, ti banker and a member of Hon to Daniel K. Mnnin. a civil en
Panama Kxposltbm directors and lead- the Calumet Club. Phoenix Ingraham, glneer. who will Judge the damages,
lug Democratic organizations. First he
conferred with exposition directors and
. . . t ... .1 .
then had luncheon. In the
iiicio.Hio oe
ein om to u,e . .esmio, .....- no
was a review of all the troops there. At
"' t!l" P"rty of vis tors was
'' ''V " troop of cavalry and was es-
cm ted to the old parade grounds, where
I
the review took place.
Secietury Hryan went from the Pre
Mdln to the exposition site and the prog-1
111111 ,mH " '"''" ' ,,a,p w.i
shown to him. At I o'clock the Hecre-
t.iry broke ground for the palace of'tlmatlon of the trouble enme to-day
agriculture. when a local contractor who has the
Secretary Hryan expressed pleasure . contract to oil the Iltiarcllff roads at
over his visit to Sail Francisco and the Scarborough employed six Greeks. The
summer weather which greeted him
here, but he refured to discuss the nllen
land bill. He was so hurried here that
" W,,H n"1 "nl" ll"' auernoon inai ne
wiH aware that the Senate late last
night sent the new alien land bill to
'" .'- .
He seemed to think the exposition dl-
rector who gave him this news was Jnk-
WILSON WAS DISREGARDED.
lllir.inilniia Pnlil Little Herd In
llrnu'a SiiHHrat Inna.
Wanhix-iiion, April 30. -Tho Federal
Administration llnd.s only negative cause
for satisfaction in the latest alien land
bill proM)secl in the California legisla
ture, according to tho liest information
available here to-night. Thechlef Houroo
of comfort is that it might havo turned
to be worse.
President Wilson wanted to induce thn
California!! either to give up thnlr plan
lo legislate now in favor of some action
in the next two years by the Federal
floveriimenl or pass a bill of such a gen
eral character that tlie Japanese could
Ilnd in it no ground for a charge of dis
crimination. Neither of these objects seems likely j
lo bo achieved.
These- two propositions were submitted
C'onftaiifrf on Second Page.
FROM RING TO HOTEL LOBBY.
I.nthrr Md'nrl? In Itntlirnlir Kntrra
1 Mnrle A nlntnette,
I Pugilist I.tither McCarty, having
I whipped Frank .Moran ut the St. Nlcho-
I..H l,l..l. 1..... ..I..... I...,!.-,.!..
las Kink hint night, threw u hathrohe. I
nette, In his wake worn .toe Jcan
nette, McCnrty's hlack masseur, and
a tiioh of adorers.
Flabbergasted weie the women nnd
men In evening dress when the bath-
i rolled. M'aired lighter ontrrod.
Said Manager Wooley: "Who are
on ?
Said the pugilist- 'Luther .McCarty."
"Aml 1 '" !nr
.iri any lepueu 111:11 lie came in
throiiKh the door -that lie was a renls
tered Ktiest "f the hotel. So he was.
"I.. .McCarty and wife" wete registered
yestenlay afternoon, but the clerk didn't
know that "t." siood for "Luther." '
The maiiami told McCarty he could,
depart. He nnd his party did so two '
laxicnii loaui.
LEGISLATURE TO END MAY 3.
Semite I'liiiinee I'oinmlllre lleport
on Adjournment.
AMMNV, N Y.. April .".0.- The .Senate
Finance Committee leported favorabtv
to-night the Assembly resolution pro
viding lor the dual adjournment of Hi '
Legislature.
An It passed the Assembly the reso
lution called for adjournment on April
1". The Finance Committee amende.!
the resolution so that the LegNtntui e
will adjourn at 1 P. M. May 3.
REGINALD W. RIVES
MARRIED IN NEVADA
Xew York Whip Weils Mr
Elizabeth Struthers Taylor
of This City.
Sweeney or .Nevada, tlie civil one by
'Justice Patrick A. McCarren. Justice
(Sweeney's successor on the bench, ana
the religious one by th Kev. W.
Hornaday of Carson City.
Among those present al the wedding
were Cov. Tnsker L. Oddte and his
mother, Justice and Mrs. Sweeney, Mrs.
William P. Hodges, sister of the bride,
and former Senator James T. ltoyd. Mr.
1 Rlv
ves s attorney in the Jteno divorce
court
Mr. Klves and his bride came to Keno street It will pass under the vestry
from Carson City Immediately after the house of St. Paul's Chapel. Negotiations
wedding and left to-night for California, were undertaken with Trinity Co.-pora-It
Is understood that thev will make , Hon, in whom the title rests for the
their home In New York after an ex- property, ami an agreement was arrl ed '
tended honeymoon.- llt' i
1 The city officials found a different 1
In his suit for divorce against Mary ! Problem on their hands when they came
C. Klves. formerlv Miss Hulkelev. .Mr. "1 getting permission from the Astor
Kives alleged cruelty and desertion. Ho
charged that his wife ordered him out
of their house at 42 Kast Thirty-first
street and told him never to come back.
1 Fnlon and Knickerbocker clubs. He be
I came known as one of the llrst nmateur
! horsemen In the country as driver of
I the Pioneer coach from the Holland
House to ArcMey He has been 11 Judge
at horse shows In this country and
abroad
the referee In Mrs. Taylor's suit, advised
a decree In February, 1812. Mr. Taylor I
. I
inline no ueieoce.
II. Thurston & Co. expired at midnight I .,...
DT4W V flfSTnTT tpd RTPTVT t night, but a new lease carries the !;nunai'oi.ih. April 30,-After an ex
FLAN RObKbsbLLtiR oTKIKJe.. , .,.,.,., 'i r..- ., ,. r. nminatlon It was found to-day that
Itnllnna
lie in mill $S a liar ami
Sheriff Prepnrea for Trouble. j
Tarrttown, N. Y April 30. Sheriff i
William .1. Doyle has been notified of a I
strike planned ny me Italians on jonii'
jy, Rockefeller's estate. The first In
Italians quit, hut there was no violence.
Tin Italians arc getting 11.83 a day
nnd they want J2. Mr. Rockefeller per.
snnaiiy win noi lie iiiucii nnecieu oy
inn striae, inr since me iiiacK iianu
trouble Inst fall he has betn gradually
weeding out the Italians and no more
are being employed. At least a hun
dred young men from tho village nro
working on his trees. Contractors on i
ills estate, nowever, employ Italians, ana
these will go out when the strike Is
caHed.
The leaders are keeping tho date a
secret, but trouble may come to-inor
nm. mo oneriii is noioing ms men in
readiness.
I
CYCLIST HURLED OVER BRIDGE. ,
I
l.anda llrnil Klral on Itncka llrlnvr I
and la Killed '
, v. I
Wiiitr Plains, N. . ..April JO. -l. harles ,
Sands was catapulted over a bridge wall ,
from his high powered motorcycle this 1
afternoon, landing on IiIh head, forty I
feet below, ill a pile of rocks. He died
wiiue neing removed 10 1110 Willie i-iains.
Hospital.
Sands wiih racing along Central nve
nue near where It swings over the Kronx
Klver llrldge. He turned slightly to ,
avoid a wagon and In doing so crashed
against the curb.
The force of the lniact hurled him
nwr tho head of Miss Mary Potter,
missing her by Inches, nnd sent him
head downward into a mass of Jagged
rock that had recently been dumped
nlong the bank of .the Mronx .Klver,
Sands Is survived by his wife and ono
child.
GREAT BEAR flPRINO WATER,
par ca of a tlaa topperad bottlu. AH,
ASTOR READY TO SELL
HALF OF ASTOR HOUSE
Pity Mn.v Iluy It for Subwny
Spin' That, Cuts Vesey
Stroot Corner.
PRICK IS N'KAIt ,S2.r,oo.oon
Owners Ask $1,000,000 Dain
S'es if Hotel Foundations
Are I'litleriuineil.
The title 10 the south Aalf of the old
.etor House site may pass 10 the city
1 of New York. Vincent Astor, acting
, through Nicholas Middle, one of the I
1 trustees of the Astor estate, has offered
to s"ll Ids interest In the property to
the city. If New York takes tltl". the
old hotel will come down as a sacrlllce
to the ne.,1 for rapid transit. The. price
mentioned yesterday was 2,a00,000, but
the exact llgurcH are left to experts to
determine. William Waldorf Astor owns
the north half of the plot.
The downtown spur of the Brooklyn
Kapld Transit's subway will pass un- ,
der the Vesey stieet corner of the As- 1
tor House, and the Astor estate thinks
that the subway coiiflruetlon would so'
weaken It that It Is unwilling to give
Hid city peimNslon to but row beneath 1
It for less. It is said, than Jl.OnO.OOO,
which Includes the cost of sinking thu
foundations of the rest of the building
down to solid rock. '
To the members of the Public: Service '
Commission and the Koatd of Lstlmale 1
this sum seems large, taking Into an- ,
count that the city would hae nu
bene Ut from Its million beyond the right
of way for the new subway. So It has
occurred to some of the city authorities
that It would be a good thing to buy
Vincent Astor's Interest outright, put ,
the subway in the most advantageous '
position, and then sell out the prop
erty to the highest bidder.
The city has been getting estimates
from real r state experts 011 the value of
the pro,a'rty as It stands, and also on
how much It would cost the city for its
subway right of way If It bought the
property and sold It again after the
tube was put lu pkue. The scheme of
buying the property was described yes
terday as prolmbly the cheaper wa.
The route of the K K. T. subway as
plotted by the Public; Service I ommir- '
I "' "'Us for a two track line up (
hiirch
street ,
, tltr"1 ese. uhouku csey
II. j to Broadway and up llroadwuy to Cham
I tiers street, whrrp"ltvbv)n'dcn!i Into a
four track line, meeting other tracks of
1 the II. K. T. at Canal street,
1 Vesey street Is so narrow that the
i Public Service Commission engineers
.bad to provide for cutting corners at
, eacn enu 01 me ciock. nere ine line
turns from Church Mreet Into Vesey
estate to turn north from Vesey utreet
Into Hroadway. Keal estate operators
have looked for the removal of the old
Astor House for many years and the1
erection on the plot of a high building.
Skyscrapers have to have deep founda
tions and the subway would cut into
one corner of the sub-basement, making
foundation construction very costly.
Nicholas lllrldle said last night that
'the negotiations with the city had been
, going on for about a year and a half.
' Vincent Astor has not set any price
I
and William K. Davie, who will estl-,
mate the value of the land.
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$23,574,877 IN NICKEL FARES.
Clty'a Knormnna I'aaaenger
In l.nat Quarter of 101
In the three months ended December
31 last, according to reports submitted summoned and Is on the way .to Indlan
to the Public Hervlco Commission, 450,- apolls.
793.S22 fares were collected from street' Mr. Skinner arrived here to-day from
cars, elevated trains and subway passen- lioston, where ho recently llnlshed un
gers In the five boroughs. The gross re-! engagement. Ho has been suffering
celpts of all the street railway and rapid from ear trouble about four weeks.
transit companies were J23.j74.Si7, an
Increase of $1,270,76! over the last quar
ter of 1911.
The subway carried 89,063,054 passen
gers ami the elevated roads lu Manhat
tan carried 80,900.792. The traffic on all
the InterboriKigh lines brought In In-
creased revenue of $450,736,
fiic H. R.
T. lines carried 118,052,793 passengers,
with a total revenue of $6,085,161, an ,
Increase of $316,682. i
Thn Hudson and Manhattan also 1
showed an Improvement over tho last .
q,,arter of 1911. It carried In tho three ,
months 15,504,073 passengers, with u
total revenue of $973,915, an Inurcaso '
of $117,979. !
The Manhattan surface lines ran 1
fewer car than In the corresponding
I""''0'' of ,911' T"0 report to tho com-1
mission of the New York Railway Com-
piiny HnoWH a fnlllnK o(r nf 372,973 car'
, T)0 ,. Une and lw0 Bma
suhsldlarle of the Third Avcntio also '
showed decreases. Tho two principal '.
nni,M the Third nvenun Increased ibeir:
IniaEn
Tho total revenue of the New York
I III H
Kallw.iy Company was $3,581,883, nn
1 ,.f nin7i Th. .1
t,.ry e of the Third Avenue on Kast
Broadway ran at a decrease of $8,119,
The two principal Third Avenue lines
earned a gross revenue of $1,468,015,
an Increase of about $100,000,
The net corporato Income of nil the
lines In New York showed a decrease
of $48,546. The New York Railways' net
Incomo fell off $586,441.
CHANGE OF TERMINAL!!. NEW YORK.
Lehigh Valley pawn ter trains now arrive al
and depart from the C. H. H. of N. J. terminal,
Jnaey City, with f errlea to aad from WcH 21d
ouni ami uuvnjr aneci, it.
WHARTON DIVORCE RUMORS.
Pnrl llpnr Srrr York NaTrlUt Will
Hap Her llaaband.
flitclat Lablt Detpatch to Tur. Sun.
Pxnts, April 30, The rumor current a
short time ago that Mrs. Kdlth Whar
ton, the American novelist, was about to
bring n suit for dlvorco Is Insistently re
newed here. It Is Impossible to learn
details, but them seems to ho some
ground for the story.
The couple are said to be llvlnff apart
nnd It Is ndded that the dlsuRTcemcnts
between them havo passed beyond the
possibility of reconciliation.
Versions vary ns to whether the pro
ceedlnus will he brought In New York
or In France after Mrs. Wharton no
quire the necessary domiciliary status
here.
JERSEY POSTMASTER A BRITON.
I ItnUNllinrnr Srrvrd Knur Vrara,
ThoiiRh .Not Cltlr.rn of t'. S.
Mamson, N. J., April 30. Thomas
Hawsthorne of Clreen Village, near here,
served four years ns a postmaster
there while he was a Krltlsh subject.
The fact became known to-day when
liawsthorne got his final citizenship
' Papers. He had thought hj -njoyed
I 1 1 Is.-iili 1 1 after the llrst appllcatlcn.
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SIR WILLIAM 0SLER ILL.
erit of It est unit Mnat See
Our. Sn, Ilia !! ali-lnn.
llosroN, April 30. -Sir William Osier,
profchsur of medicine at Oxford Uni
versity. Fiigland, Is III at the home of
Dr. Arthur A. Pushing In Hrookllne.
Dr. Osier lectured at Harvard last eve
nlng. "He Is in need of a few days rest and
must not see any one," said Dr. Cush
Ing to-day
MISS WILSON SINGS FOR THEM.
(iiirsl. nl Mr. Clark.' .Mnslenlr llenr
I'real.lriit'a Dnnuhter.
Miss Margaret Wilson, a (laughter of
President Wilson, delighted an apprecia
tive audience with three songs yester
day afternoon at a inusicale given ut the
home of Mrs. (Jeorge Crawford Clark,
102 Seventh avenue, by the pupils of
ltoss David.
She sang (irleg's "Wasserlllle" and
"Kin Schwan," and Thayer's "My Lad
die." and was enthusiastically up
plalidcd. It was admitted that Miss
Wilson was the star of the programme.
Miss Wilson took Mrs. (leorge Howe,
her cousin, for an automobile drive after
the inusicale. and she dined later with
a party of friends at the Claiemoiit
Hotel.
The President's daughter has been
stopping for two or three days at 1!i
West Ninth street with Mrs. Sheridan,
a friend of her mother.
LONGEST TRIP YET FOR 2 CENTS.
I.rllrra 1'roiii Cnpt. S.(,lt nl soulli
I'nte llenell l.iimlnll.
;if oiir CnVf Itftpateh to Till! i
London, April 30 A two cent stamp
will bring m letter from the south pole
to London. Mr. Ward, the former Pre
mier of New Zealand, who Is now here,
has lecelved two letters so stamped
which were mailed by the lato Capt.
Scott of the Hrltlsh Anarctlc expedition.
The were sent i la New Zealand.
MRS. BRYAN TAKES A REST.
Willi n social Lull Mint lliialiiinil
nn-. She (inr In Snnltnrluin.
Washiniito.v, April 30. Mrs. William
J. Hryan nffr two months of official
life III Washington took advantage of
a lull In her social activities, In addi
tion to the absence of Mr. Hryan, and
motored yesterday to a sanitarium near
Washington, entering herself there for
two clays of H'clusion.
Mrs, Ilrynn's temporary retirement
probably will end to-morrow.
OTIS SKINNER SERIOUSLY ILL.
etnr Will I'mlerno Operation for
liacra nf r,ar.
Otis Skinner, the
Otis Skinner, the actor, whose home Is
at Hryn Mawr, Pa., Is In a serious con-
dltlon on account of an nbscess of the
ear. He will have to undergo an orcrn-
Trafflc ,lon "' 1,10 Methodist Hospital to-mor-,
, row morning.
Mr. Skinner probably will be her.-' for
two or three weeks,
His wife has been
ENDS LIFE IN FEAR OF CHAIR.
Man Who Shut Ilia Wife JIana Self
In I'rlann Cell,
Ithaca, April 30. In fear of the elec
tric chair Alexander Sebastian, a Hun
garlan, committed suicide In thn county
Jail here this afternoon, Sebastian's
wife Is now lying at tho point of death
In tho City Hospital, suffering from two
bullet wounds Inflicted by her husband
on Monday. t
Sebastian shot the woman because
she refused to give him her earnings.
The man was committed to Jail without
hall pending the action of the Grand
Jury. Fear of electrocution or a long
term In prison drove him to take his
own life. Ho wrenched u chain from
his bed. hung one end over a steel bar
al)OVO M headi formcd tno otnur ,,
a loop about his neck and Jumped to
death.
GERMANS ARREST AN AVIATOR.
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Nh..,, ... ... ,.,.., .
Sehennnel Hew l-rom hanlllly to
Ilrladnrf, Near Colnffne.
Sptelal Cable Itftpnteh to Tun Bus
Paris, April 30,Hchcminel and Ved
rlnes, the aviators, started early to-day
on trials for the I"onimcry cup for lorisr
distance flight.
Schcmmel, who started from Chantllly.
descended at Retsdorf, near Cologne, and
was arrested, as he was ion German" ter
ritory. Vedrlnes started from Lyons for Edin
burgh, 9S0 miles distant. He came tiown
t Vlllacoublay bout 8 o'clock to sooure
more petrouuia then resumed hu Alxht.
SULZER'S BILL
BEATEN 42 TO 8
llurnes Senators Help Mur
phy Maehine Defeat Pri
mary .Measure.
BLOW KOH UOVEttNOtt
Blauvelt Then Offers His
Amendments. Which Arc
Advanced.
ASSKMPLV MAY ACT TO-DAY
Lower House Is Expected to
Kill the Executive's Elec
tion Reforms.
At.tiA.NT, Aplll 30. Gov. Rlllzer's state
wide direct nominations bill which
'abolishes party State contentions was
defeated In the Senate to-day w: n It
came up for llnal passage by a vote ot
ayes, ,s; noes. 12.
livery on" of the fifty Senators voted.
Six Demoeratrc and two Republican
supported the Governor. They were Ilu
batnel of Kings, (.I'Keefe of Nassau. Mc
Knight of Rensselaer, Seeley of Stctl-
, ben, Wheeler of Delaware, Wetldc of
, Krie ( Denio.'rats). and Palmer of Ul
ster and Whitney of Saratoga (Re
publicans). All of the Hat in s followers supported
' the Murphy machine.
After the bill was defeated the
minority lender. Senator Klon K. Hrown,
wanted to lesuscltate It and pass It af
ter eliminating the provision abolishing
patty Stan; convention-', but Ills motion
to reconsider th" vote was defeated by .1
lot.- ( ayes Is, noes 27.
Senators Dulininel, 1 I'Keefe nnd Wend
voted with Senator Hrown and other Re
publicans, while Senators Ormrod "f
.Monroe and Coatrs of Franklin (Repub
lican) sided with the Democrats
against the motion.
Pursuant to an agriement Senator
Hrown was then permitted to have the
Judiciary Committee discharged from
his bill favored by the Republican party
cauctM, which is practically the same as
Go. Sulzer's measure, except that the
State convention Is retained, and th
bill was defeated on llnal passage by
party vole.
Then Senator Hiown had the J
' dlclary Comtnlttfe discharged from th
further consideration of his bill whlel
' restores the election law to the cor
- dltlon in which it stood before the P&.
sage of the Levy law amendments. tni
years ago. Th'n bill aKo was defeated
by a party vote.
Illnutell'a A me nil 111 en In Inlrodnerd.
Tills action was followed by the In
troduction by Senator Hlnuvelt of his
' election law amendment, vetoed by
Gov. Sulzer, the only changes being the
, Insertion of a provision prohibiting tlm
1 use of party funds at a primary nnd
' reducing the maximum number of slg
jnntuios to primary petitions from 6.000
I to 3.00U for Stale nominations and pro-
viillng a maximum of 1.500 for a bor
ough or county nomination.
! The Republicans permitted the ad
vancement of this hill to a third read
I ing without reference. If the nnal
determination nf the Democratic or
ganization leaders Is to send this bill
1 to the Governor again It can be passed
In the Senate and Assembly on Satur
day before the Assembly adjourns.
1 The Democrats seem to think they
will have a better argument from their
standpoint If they can point to tho
Governor's second veto of this bill,
which decreases the cost of elections a
million dollars 11 year.
The plan Is for the Assembly to kill
the Governor's direct primary bill to
morrow or Friday. There ha been no
disposition In either house to chloro
form the bill In committee, as feared
by Gov, Sulzer. .
While the Senate was discussing the
Governor's bill all of the afternoon sev
eral county Democratic organization
leaders were being Importuned In tho
Uxecutlve Chamber by Mr. Sulzer to
havo their Senators support his bill.
The llrst of these leader was, Deputy
State Comptroller Michael J. Walsh.
With him was Representative In Con
gress. Woodson S. Oglcsby of West
chester. Wnnld .Vol Re Rnctgrd.
Tho Governor argued with Mr.
Walsh, who Is thu chairman of tho
Westchester county Democratic com
mittee, for half an hour, but Mr. Walsh
could not be budged.
William II. Fltzpatrlck, the Krlo
county Democratic Jeader, also refused
to capitulate, despite the fact that ho Ln
likely to lose bin Public Service Com
missioner on the up-State commission
un well ns the position which his
brother-in-law holds as Deputy Statn
Elections. Commissioner for tho west
ern end of the State.
Tho Governor had similar luck with
Leader John II. McCooey of Kings and
with Stale 'Committeeman William II.
Kelly, the Democratic leader of prion
daga. Tliey refused to suppoit uny
measure which would abolish the psrty
State convention,
These county leuders refused to quar
rel with Oov. Kulzer, hoping when J10
realizes he Is facing 11 stone wall on
his direct primary bill that things politi
cal .will resume their natural bent from
tho standpoint of tho Democratic or
ganization county leader, If thu Gover
nor keeps to lils promise t: proceeding
In tho distribution of patronage upou
the county uutonomy plan.
The (ioternar'a (.'onimeat.
"There never was, such a spectacle)
ns a Democratic Senate caucusing
against the most solemn pledge In th
emocratlc platform. Th Govenog)
I more petrouipti then resumed hi Mi
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