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rapid transit system-will be di
vided into three parts and will He
borne by the city and by the two
companies which will operate the
trains the Interborough Trac
tion Co. and the Brooklyn Rapid
iTransit Co. The Public Utilities
Commission of the city will have
entire charge of the work, letting
contracts and supervising all con
The companies will have noth
ing whatever to say until the
tubes are 'completed and turned
over to them for equipment and
operation. At the end of ten
years the city will take over the
system by meeting certain speci
fied payments. In the meantime,
in return forfranchise privileges,
a certain small percentage of the
gross earnings above a certain
figure is to be paid over to the
BIG SUBWAY FACTS
Estimated cost of complete
subway system, $350,000,000.
There will be 500 miles of it,
on an island 12 miles by two.
New York's sewer, water and
gas systems must be reconstruct
ed. First subway started 1900.
Completed 190. Built by John
B. McDonald, financed by Au
gust Belmont; 20.81 miles long.
Fourteen tunnels connect New
York with Long Island and New
Jersey. They cost $200,000,000,
and were built to save time.
One million people go in and
out of New York daily.
The original subway cost $40,
000,000; 12,000 men were employ
ed, putting in a total o near 6,-
000,000 working days.
The subway was built without
interfering with traffic, and only
two great accidents occurred; a
dynamite explosion partially
wrecked the Murray Hill hotel;
another killed seven men and did
damage to the tune of $1,000,000
to the surrounding property.
First'practical subway in New
York was built secretly by A. E.
Beach, beneath Broadway, in
t One hundred thousand men
will be employed on the new sub
ways. EVIDENTLY NOT
"Why shouldn't I marry Har
old, papa? He's noble and he's
"Tut, tut, my child your
mother married me for no such
reason as that."
Conscience is more dependent
on character than upon creed