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spend late hour? watching the spinning roulette
»h~! shook thHr head* ?adly at the question.
And Farr*ll had spent no much money in fitting
UP th» new clubhouse, they paid. It had cost
him near .*!•<•" <«•«,. of which $3 ••" had been
•'Mown in for .1 martin stall-ens*, With eiabn
rai* carving*. 03 which sculptors had been at
work for '•Jght months. The '''*"" had been
., M flr a veritsM* pr.ljio*. and it was *•«"•-"
bo»«t that he una>d have ihe b«»t appointed
moot *xclu*lv* «T)d roFtl!«-Ft gambling house in
Amertc*. Perhaps lie v.ould not lose hi* ■-"
ment. after all. the *l>ort« Mid. l-ecau^ he
vouJd not have hi* NfUf"- r.-i.ly for opeftbtK «n;
til July, and by that time the police would
tirofl cf th*> notion tltu taw* were mad* to b "
.nforr-ed.
MINISTERS lIOVT WANT THE OLOUY.
THEY PAY rAii.'Ri: TO GJCT THREK PLA
TOON SYSTEM CAUSED POLICE REVOLT.
Th nrr BJdnrr Herbert Co,, of •• ■"**■■'
Cnurrh. 1t» Wlilis-«ve.. The Bronx; the Rev. W.
Kver-t, XotaM «f U« Ctwrcb of tte Redeemer,
tn W«Si r. rK .-in I n<lr.^-Hnd-thirty-sixt 11 -5t.. and the
Key. ,-..», E . lunwlcll. at « h " ''''"'" ' of the
rnXTim*. and On-hundred-and
twfttty-first-«t.. ttirte minister* wh«. have been
mentioned a. N-ins partly r^ponsiHe f..r the revolt
•n <h- T*rt of the pottMtKO <>t the West Tbirty
.-v.-ntl.-M. ..TMion. laM nipbt denial that It was in
acy msy dv.- to them. Messrs. Johnson ana Itams
,l.ll Mid that they talked with two of iptaln
ro^d7*> men -re or two days before the revolt took
• ' r - d a u ,\ y :
ai.j
v,n«v a},,*-m.-da } ,,*-m.-d i« be 'manlmous
irtment were
Swrslly « P ... ..... action by the op
iv-*m«n to ihf Ih'ee platoon system, and Dr. John
assess
circle? of the Po'.ice Popartment.
SALOON MEN TO MEET FOB PROTECTION
A nwttnc of the liquor dealers hi the Twenty
rixth Precinct is to be held to-morrow at : p. m.
at T»er.ty-sixtn-st. and Ninth-aye. to take steps
t« prottct themselves against the real of the re
volting patrolmen at thoir precinct. This meeting
tx »iot under the authority of the Liquor Dealers'
Aweciation. .-.;:! is purely local. It is declared by
the saloon men that In the recent arrests the police
men were actuated largely by individual spite in
their choi-e of victim?. The saloon men say that
they intend In soo that if any dealer* are molested
•til *ln the precinct * hall be treated the Fame It
it naiii Jhat a fund is to be raised with which to
protect their Interests.
CAPTAIN MOYXIHAN SELLS A HOUSE.
Toliee Captain Daniel <". Moyr.ihan. of the High-
Vidgs station, has sold Nof. M> and M East One
hundred-and-third-M.. « double tenement house on
lot 50 by 1«*>B f.-.1 The price was not made public
JIEARIXG OX THE LUMBER BILL.
QUESTION OF FLOATING LOGS ON STATE
STREAMS ARGUED AT ALBANY.
Albany. Ar-ril - (Special).— Governor Odcll
pave a h»»arin? to-day upon Senator Brown's bill
•• relation to the floating of logs on the streams
of the State. The conversion of the bill Into a
Jan is especially desired by the owner? of timber
lands in the Adirondack!-, who have been
3iindered lately in getting logs to a market by a
decision of the Garni of Appeals.
The h-aring indicated that the bill 1* HP
pcriefl by a Urge body of property owners and
manufacturers in the Adirondack* 1 .
Judge V.'.'i; - Higby. president of the Adi
rondack League Club, which control? one hun
drfd thousand acres of timber land in the Adi
| rcndacUs ; James MacNaughton. of the Tahawas
Club, cortroiling ninety thousand acres, and
Secretary Hall, of the Association for the Pro
' tail nil of the Adirondacks. were the chief speak
ers in opposition to the bill.
Senator Brown spoke at length in defence of
his bill. He declared that it was made neoeß
nary by ■ decision of the Court of Appeal?,
•which "made it Impossible for lumbermen to
give a bond for dam ges that might accrue to
banks of streams along which logs are floated.
'The purpose of the bill," Senator Brown con
tinued, "if to do ;iwiy with the blackmail. It
is to prevent the man who owns four hundred
acres holding up the man who controls five hun
dred thousand acres. It simply restores mat
ters to th» position they were in before the
Court of Appeal? made the decision I hay»
mentioned." Senator Malby also bbolk in favor
Of the bill.
PRIMAin' RILL DISCUSSED.
PLEAS FOR AND AGAINST THE WEEKES
MEASURE MADE AT ALBANY.
Albany. April ': (Bpeal«lJ.-^T*lni was quite a
tilt this «fi<:i"'-iii before Governor o#eH betw«en
representatives of th- Republican organization of
JfewYork «nd of ihe Greater New-York De
mocracy o\.-r Assernljlyman IVeefceafa bill abolish
ing the May mid June enrollment days und^r the
Primary Election bill. Finally. Matthew T. Breen,
In behalf of the Greater N.w-V.rk Democracy.
ttiid: "Why isn't Tammany Hall represented litre? '
■jvrhai-:-." said Governor Odell. with a Ftnllr.
"It Is ■ >!)tn of that Democratic harmony about
•which we have heard •• muck lately. '
Tammany Hall's disappearance from the ques
tion? raised over the bill Is, indf^d. remarkable,
lor oa Monday laa* Senator Grady and T. C. T.
Grain appeared before Governor Od«I1 and pro
tected against a postponement of the hearing until
to-day. It ib thought the Greater New-York De
mocracy's opposition to the bill is due to John C.
Hheehan'B plans to contest a sjood many Assembly
districts with Tammany Hall for delegates to th"
Democratic State Convention. Mr. Bheehan sent
here to represent his Greater New-York Democracy
about twenty members of the executive committee
of thst organization. Four of the members of the
committee. Willis m Hepburn Russell. Matthew P.
Hreen. John B. A. Mulialy and William E. Mr-
Fadden. ppoke acflinst the bill.
Tite Republican organization was represented by
Tnmpkir? Mcllvaine. chairman of th* 1 law com
mittee nt the New-York bounty Republican com
mittee, and by B. F. Mailer, of the same enra
' aaliii f
•y^HJACKSONCorattK
Union Square, North. 29 C. 17tb Street.
We have imported a number of choice
FRENCH MARBLE HANTELS
ALSO RICH
FRENCH AND ITALIAN
ANDIRONS, FiRE SCREENS,
ETC.
OUR OWN FOUNDRIES AND SHOPS.
TO-DAY a special sale of
Rain Coat», Olive and Tan,
for Stormy or Clear weather —
possess all the advantages of the
Mackintosh, hut are suitable for
Spnng Overcoat.
Have been SiS.oo,
now $10.
A good assortment of those
Spring Business Suits
which -a c are closing out at
SIO. per Suit.
At '">ur New York Store Only.
Men's Negligee Shirts,
light grounds — Cuff attached.
Sold by other Furnishers at §i.:<o.
Our price $1. 00
Smith, Gray & Co.,
BROADWAY AT 31 ST ST.. NEW YORK.
Brooklyn: Broadway at Bedford Aye.,
Fulton St. and Fiatbush Aye.
STARVE OX STALLED TRAIN*
INCIPIENT RIOT AND ATTEMPT AT SUI
CIDE IN BLIZZARD BOUND
CARS ON PRAIRIH.
Ft. Paul. April 2.— Passengers arriving to-day on
a Ores* Northern train which was due last Friday,
tell of being snowbound for four days and five
nights on the prairies of North Dakota in the worst
blizzard the Northwest has seen in many years,
with food enough for only two frugal meals a day.
and with such a small amount of fuel that the
women hnd to wrap themselves in blankets and the
men wore their overcoats day and night to keep
from freezing. The train was completely lost to
the worirt for a time.
Late on Thursday afternoon it picked Its precari
ous way out of Williston In the hope of being able
to reach Minot. about fourteen miles to the east.
before night. Almost midway, at a little stopping
place called Ray, where there are only a siding, a
water tank and a coal shed, the train was stalled.
The engineer thought he could run the engine back
to Wllliston and get aid, and, taking the conductor,
started SB the trip. The lone engine was stuck in a
drift In a cut a short distance out of the town and
had to be abandoned. This left the train of eight
coaches and about two hundred and fifty passen
gen alone on the siding, with all communication
° U Then began the long siege, during which the cold
tad to be borne and hunger stifled. There was much
suffering. An Incipient riot broke out on the first
day. The second class passengers insisted that
they must have as much food as the others, or
more, and as they were In the majority it was
difficult to confine them to their quota. Many were
not willing, as the first class passengers insisted,
that the women and children should be fed and
taken care of first, but after some argument they
were prevailed upon to be quiet.
On Monday evening Professor Colegrove. of the
University of Washington, who had been despond
ent and morose, attempted suicide by cutting his
throat With a razor. There was a physician on the
train, but he had no facilities for performing the
necessary operation, and It was absolutely necessory
to pet Into communication with one of the neighbor
ing towns. In their desperation the passengers broke
open everything in the train's chest, and In the
conductor's box found a telegraph Instrument. A
young man. an electrician, faced the blizzard ;-,n'l
tapped one of the wires and attached the instru
ment. He notified the operators at both Minor and
Williston 1: what had occurred.
From each place a snow.i'ough was started in
front of an engine, bearing a surgeon. The one
from Minot reached the siding early the following
morning, and the w< unded mar. vas removed on
the first train to St. PauL where he was cared for
at the city hospital. The almost tarnished pas
sengers, who had suffered from the cold and ex
posure, were fed and warmed in the first train
that pot through the drifts. The rotary plough
made one trip through the drift between Ray and
Mlnot. but the snow pi!. in so rapidly that it
was necessary for the rotary to pass through
again and then precede the passenger through
the cut.
Professor Colegrove was brought to St. Paul
early this morning. The jugular vein Is partially
severed, and it is not believed he can recover. Mr.
OMegrowe had been ill fron. too close application
to work.
STEEL PLAN CRITICISED.
ADVERSE COMMENT HEARD IN WALL
STREET— UNDERWRITING SYNDICATE
TO RECEIVE $8,000,000.
The basis of exchange of stock of the United
State? Steel Corporation into bonds under the
proposed plan of conversion is announced as
follows by George W. Perkins, chairman of the
Finance Committee:
Preferred stockholders will have the right to
subscribe to an amount equal to f>i» per cent
of their present holdings. They will have to
turn la 40 per cent of preferred stork and 10 per
cent cash.
Forty per cent of the preferred stock now nut
equals about $200,000,000. and JO per cent cash
to be called for is equal to $50,000,000, making
up the $250,000,000 of the coming bond Issue.
The underwriting syndicate, of which J. P.
Morgan & Co. are the managers, will control
from $80,000,000 to $100,000,000 of the preferred
stock to be retired. It is understood that the
syndicate will receive for its services 4 per cent
commission on the whole $250,000,000. or $10.
000.000. less $2,000,000 to be paid to the syndi
cate managers.
A good deal of comment adverse to the plan
is heard in Wall Street. The conversion of
$200,000,<W» 7 per cent preferred stock into 5
per cent bonds will mean a caving of $4,000,000
a year to the Steel Corporation, but the feeling
Is widespread that It will directly benefit neither
the holders of the preferred stock, who lose 2
per cent, although their bonds will probably
sell several point? above the present level
<tf the preferred. nor the holders of the
common, as the annual fixed* charges
will by the change be increased from
about $13,000,000 to about $25,000,000. Especial
objection is heard, however, to the proposed
issuance of an additional $50,000,000 of bonds
to provide capita! for uses which the directors
decline to disclose. It 1p urged that a more
conservative coarse would have been to defer
for a while the declaration of dividends on the
common stock, thus effecting a saving of more,
than ia0.060.000 a year: as this sum, with the
123.000,000 shown by the annual statement as
undivided earnings, over and above the require
ments for Finking fund and depreciation and
reserve fund, Would by This time nearly equal
the amount to be realized by the sale of th»
extra (50,000.000 of bonds, the interest on which
will add f2.500.000 a year to the burdens of the
corporation.
The report that the United States Steel Cor
poration was about to construct a. $15,000,000
tube mill at Conneaut. Ohio, was denied yester
day by a member of the firm of J. P. Morgan
& Co.
BILLS SIGNED HY THE GOVERNOR.
Albany. April t— Governor o n eii to-day signed
th«» roOowmg Mils:
Assemblyman Colby's, providing that a married
woman shall have a cause of action la her own
right for labor or services performed by her.
Assemblyman Rogers's. providing thit telegraph
operators employed by press associations shall be
exempt from jury duty.
Assemblyman G. Davis's. providing that trust
funds may be invested in the securities in which
savings banks are now authorized to invest and
in mortgages to th- extent of not more than 00
per cent of the value of the property.
Senator Malby's. providing that the Lloyd In
surance companies shall file their certificates of
Incorporation or co-partnership with the State Su
perintendent of Insurance.
Assemblyman Knipp s. allowing: deputy sheriffs
to act as constables in enforcing the sidepath laws.
Assemblyman Fowler's, providing for a new ap
portionment of the State school moneys so that
each city shall receive $«>''; each village of a
population of 5.0 M employing a superintendent of
schools, **'«». and each union school district with a
population of 5.000 employing ■ superintendent of
schools. SSOO.
Assemblyman G. Davis a, amending the code of
civil procedure relative to the lien of a judgment
against real property.
GBEEBAy MEX CRITICISE V/.rO.Y.
John C. Sheehan was to have been the principal
guest last night at a reception at the Jackson Club.
No. 223 Kast Elghty-slxth-st., held under the au
spices of the Greater New- York Democracy of the
XX Nth Assembly District. He was detained, how
ever. in Battleboro. Vt . on some business. He sent
a dispatch expressing his regrets at his Inability to
take part in the reunion and reception arranged by
some of his fellow workers and sympathizers. Dis
trict Attorney Jerome. Mayor Low and Jacob A.
Cantor, president of the Borough of Manhattan,
also sent messages of regret for being unable to
Join In the festivities. The programme consisted of
addresses and musical selections. William F. Cun
ningham, leader of the Greater New-York Democ
racy forces of the XXXth Assembly District, was
chairman. The home of the Jackson Club is a
large building. It was crowded to the doors.
James G. Collins. Superintendent of Highways:
William H. Walker. Superintendent of Public
Buildings and Offices, and Conrad Mueller were
among the speakers. Most of the speakers said
that Nixon was simply the representative of
CrokT. Mr. Collins referred to Sheehan as the
••personification of pure Democracy." He added
that everything jK>ssible would be done at the com
ing primaries by Tammany men to arrest the
growth of the Greater New-York Democracy.
HEAVY SNOW / V MA RTLA \D.
Cumberland, Md., April 2.— A snowstorm, which
has Just ceased, was the severest in the Alle
ghenies this winter. Reports from Garrett
County. Md.; Preston County, W. Va.. and points
along the West Virginia Central Railroad, tell of
roads that are Impassible.
NEW- YORK DAILY TRIBUNE. THURSDAY. APRIL 3. 1902.
FAVORS AN EAST SIDE TUNNEL.
RAPID TRANSIT COMMISSION STUDYING THE LAY OF
THE LAND FOR SUBWAY EXTENSION.
FIRST. LEXINGTON, MADISON AND FIFTH AVENUES.
The extension of thr rapid transit system in
Manhattan and The Bronx by an East Side tun
neJ la already rnpacinK the attention of the
Rapid Transit Commission No formal action
to establish a route for such a tunnel has be-n
taken yet. of course, and the discussion of the
BUbJed has r.ot reached a point where direc
tions have been given to the engineers to pro
, are tentative plan?. There are many things to
be thought out. explained and agreed on before
the commission can Rive the instructions to th->
engineers to ro ahead with plans. It can be
pr.id, however, that preliminary studying of the
situation is in progress.
The Rapid Transit Commission holds the view
that it was appointed to increase facilities of
travel in the city in those ways most to the In
terests of the city. In its view of the situation
there should not be unnecessary invasion of ter
ritory that is adequately served by existing rail
roads or which can be served sufficiently if the
railroad companies can be induced to extend
and improve their lines. In studying the Kast
Side of Manhattan, therefore, the K*p\A Transit
Commissioner? are expected to regard Becond
ave. and Third-aye. as unsuitable avenues for
extensions of th* rapid Transit subway system.
In Second-aye. md in Third-aye. there are ele
vated roads, controlled by the Manhattan Rail
way Company, and electrical surface lines con
trolled by the Metropolitan Street Railway Com
pany. It is believed that these two powerful
companies can meet all the requirements of
travel ir both avenues.
Leaving out the two avenues mentioned, the
commission will consider the advantages of
routes along First-aye., Lexington-ave.. Madi
son-aye. and Fifth-aye. It is not to be expected
that a subway would run under the Pnrk-ave.
tunnel.
The invasion of Fifth-aye. by a subway would
be regarded by many persons as a misfortune,
but there has been some thought of running the
subway only in Fifth-aye. north of Fifty-ninth
st.. and running it partly under the east border
of Central Tark, so as to escape tearing up any
Of the pavement in th? avenue. In the discus
sion of this route, however., it has been said
that die subway would supply facilities for
travel only to people coming from one side of
it, the travel from the park side being regarded
as insignificant.
First-aye. is regarded by some as too far east
for a subway. A route by First-aye., however,
would be the most direct connection between
the New Bast River Bridge and the populous
lower Bast Side at the south end of the line ani j
the Willis Avenue Bridge at the north end of
the avenue. The subway in O»€ avenue will be
continued under the Harlem River and into The I
Bronx, of course, and there ts a large aectlon j
of The Bronx lying northeast of the Willl 1
Avenue Bridge. It is expected, too, that th ■
Pert Chester rond will connect with the Willis
Avenue Bridge. Some members of the commie- |
Bion, however, are expected to oppose the Firsl
aye route in ihe ground that it is too near the
Basi River.
FAVOR LEXINGTON AND MADISON AYES
Lexington and Madison ayes.. It may be said,
are the routes most in favor with members of
the commission. Roth avenues extend through
a section of the city which requires Increased
facilities of travel. They reach the Harlem
River at points where, extensions of she sub
way into The Bronx Borough will be needed In
future. I>n behalf of Madison-aye. it la sal 1
that it is most In need of Increased facilities for
travel, and that a subway along that avenue
would be of great benefit to the people of Fifth
ave. For the Lexington-ave. route it la said
that it would give relief to a larger district, and
that it • ou!d be made to connect more easily
with the lower East Side. It is not Impossible
that subways in both T.exinj?ton-ave. and Mad
ison-aye. may be recommended for the future.
The engineers of the Rapid Transit Commis
sion probably would be in favor of an extension
of the subway up Lexington-ave. at first. The
extension would be considered as part of the
central system, rather than as an East Side sys
tem, and at first it would be constructed en
tirely north of Forty-second-st., going Into an
eastern section of The Bronx. An extension
down the avenue south of Forty-Kecond-st . en
gineers have said, could be made at any time to
meet demands of the people of the lower East
Side and of the people crossing the new bridges
from Brooklyn.
A subway connection between the new bridges,
when they are completed, and the Borough of
The Bronx will be one of the needs of the near
future. That such a connection should be made
by a subway lying as far 'o the east in Man
hattan *s practicable i« a contention of en
irlneerfl who have studied 'he situation. Stub
considerationE are much in favor of the I.ex-
Ington-ave. route, if the Flrst-ave. route (a to
!>e regarded aa unavailable.
The building of a four track electrical road fo
connect the Willis-ave. bridge at its end in
Th' Bronx with Port Chester is one of the pos
sibilities that may have much weight with the
Repld Transit Commission and its engineers In
solving the problem r 't a route for an Ea«t Sid«
subway. Th» route of the Port Chest Pr road
has been surveyed, and abundant capital to
build the road is said to he available. Officers
of the railroad company have declared that the
building of the road will be begun as soon as
the State Railroad Commissioners pass favora
bly on the application for a franchise. The
application has been before the commissioners
for many months. Ther« have !>--en several
hearings, some of th»m continued through sev
eral days. Rival r.'iilrond companies which op
posed the granting of the franchise at first
have practically withdrawn opposition. Prop
erty owners of Westchester County have de
clared in favor of the new road. Still the com
missioners have waited, neither printing the
application nor refusing to grant it. The delay
has heen surprising to many people.
While members of the Rapid Transit Commis
sion are sure that an extension of the tunnel
system in the city will be needed in the near
future, they fee] that there should be the fullest
possible consideration of routes before any ac
tion is taken. The interests of the whole city
are to be considered, as well as the interests
of any particular section of the city. When the
extension is constructed, it will be by means
of the credit of the whole city. The contract
will be drawn on the lines of the contract under
which the present subway is being constructed.
Bond? will be issued by the city, and the con
tractor will have to bind himself to pay the in
terest on the bonds and an additional percent
age which will form a sinking fund to pay for
the bonds at maturity.
As the city's credit must be used, there must
be sufficient credit to enable an issue of som»
millions in bonds without going too near the
city's debt limit. Borne members of the com
mission think that a contract for an extension
of the subway as at present planned cannot
be made for several years. It is believed, there
fore, that there is no urgent need for haste in
making plans for the extension.
REAL ESTATE MSN WANT IT.
The proposition that the Rapid Transit Com
mission should at once have plans drawn for
an East Side tunnel, so that all the preliminary
obstacles may be overcome by the time the pres
ent route is in operation, and work may then be
l.e?un on the East Side feeder without any un
necessary delay, meets with the warm approval
of the real estate men who have been seen by
Tribune reporters. It appears to be the con
sensus of opinion that the natural route for
this branch should be northward along Lexing
ton-ave., which is in accord with The Tribune's
suggestion.
"An East Side tunnel is of great public neces
sity," said Frank H. Houghton, the well known
real estate broker and appraiser. Mr. Houghtnn
has been treasurer for many years of the gen
eral committee to promote rapid transit of the
Real Estate Hoard of Brokers of this city. "An
East Si(!e branch of the subway," he added. ' is
the more needed because of the great conges
tion of this part of the city. The \\ est Side
section of the city seems to be well taken care
Of. Traffic facilities equal to those provider! for
the West Side are particularly needed from
Forty-second-st. to the Harlem River. People
now living on the upper East Side of the city
are not able at present to % travel from their
homos to downtown sections »s quickly as per
sons whose homes are in the upper West Side,
for the reason that the express trains on th-
Nlnth-ave. road make better time than those
on the Third-aye. line. From Christopher-st. to
One-hundred-and-sixteenth-st. on the Ninth
ave. road them is a three track system, while
the three track system is much shorter on the
Third-aye. road.
"I am firmly of the opinion that it Is imp^
sible to get real rapid transit without a four
track system. This opinion is held by the gen
eral committee to promote rapid transit of the
Real Estate Board of Broken. Whether or not
Lexington-ave. is wide enough for such a sys
tem. I cannot say without referring to some rec
ords. At this moment I think the avenue is too
small or narrow to permit of the laying of four
tracks in a subway tunnel. It is. however.
surely wide enough for two tracks, and two
tracks are better than none at all. The width
of Fark-ave. is about one hundred and forty
feet. I think the East Side branch should run
up Lexington-ave., under the Harlem River, and
reai h In a straight line, if possible. Webster
ave., and thence run up Webster-aye. The
branch should extend to the city limit?". If the
East Side branch was laid to Woodlawn. con
nections could be made there with the. trains
of the New-York. New-Haven and Hartford
Railroad. People living nr-rth of the Harlem
would receive the principal hf-netit from the pro
posed East Side branch."
Samuel Goldsticker, of No. 11 Broadway, said:
"Put me en record as being In favor of the effort
being made by The Tribune for the building of
an East Side branch, to run from P'orty-second
st. up Lexington-ave."
GIRLS' HIGH SCHOOL ANNEX CLOSED.
BUILDING THREATENED BY SUBWAY EX
CAVATION-MAY BE REOPENED
TO-MORROW.
The •■:■: Board <•' Education Building, at Grand
and Elm Hts.. used aa an annex to the Wadleigh
High School for Girls, has shown such signs of
collapsing that the president of the Board of Edu
cation, c. C. Burlingh'am. has Issued an order elas-
Ing the building until It has been made safe. The
subway • Kcavations are responsible for the condi
tion of the building. Mr. nt;r!ir.*ham closed the
school by the advice of Perez M. Stewart, who slid
that on account of the excavation on the east aide
of the buiMing the easterly wall had settled and
the front ■<■■■ rear walls were cracked, as was the
piaster of the cross partitions.
The communication from Mr filewart was re
.[■,.,i on I- ida) evening, and the work of shor-
Inn up th<* building was b^gun yesterday. By this
morning It will again be In a saf< condition. Mr.
Sivw/irt will have It Inspected to-day, and if his
i«>i»ort la fnvorablo the. pupils will return to-morrow
William Barclay Parsons, chief engineer of the
Rapid ,■..• Commission, made a careful survey
yefctcrday cf •>>. excavation in Kirn He de
cUred that the danger was not crent. and that the
■Iv. ay excavating would not inert • the danger.
•vnnc of the other buildings of the neighborhood
are threatened.
BLASTING BLOCKS CAR TRACKS.
Heavy blasting In the vacant lots on the west
Fide of Amsterdam-aye.; between One-hundred-and
thirty-nfth and One-huridred-and-thlrty^slxth sts..
which at different times h.-is hurled great mass-.*
of rock through th» air, resulted yesterday in th«
arr.-st of the Italian foreman directing the work.
Chunks of rock so littered the track* thai cars had
to cruse, running until the ■tones were removed.
THE PALIBADEB PARR HILL
QUARRY OWNERS OPPOSED TO ITS BECOM
ING A LAW.
Albany. April 2. — Governor Odeii gave ,i hearing
this afternoon upon Senator QoodseU'a bill, au
thorizing the Commissioners of the Palisades In
terstate Park "to acquire, maintain and make
available for use as a public park such mountain
lands along the Hudson Rl\»r in Hockland County,
as lie between Piermonl 'reek on the youth, and
the State reservation sit Stony Point on the north,
beginning at nnd Including what 15 known as Hook
Mountain in the village of Upper Nyack, Rockland
County, N. V. ami extending thence along the
wast bank of the Hudson River to the said State
reservation at Stony Park."
The act does not make any appropriation for
the purchase of any lnnd needed, and Congress
man Tompkins, who appeared and supported the
bill In an tamest speech, said that norm would be
needed. He Intimated thai ssonie person or per
sons would provide the money, arid said that he
would privately Inform the Governor of the nature
of the scheme.
Opposition to the bill was made for several
quarry owners at Hook Mountain by Edward
Wells, jr. Mr Weils chiefly represented Conkling
&• POBS. Mr. Fobs gave particulars of his invest
ments In his property. B. D, Coykendnll, of
Kingston, Stated that over six hundred thousand
tons of crushed Stone and ice were now trans
ported yearly from Hook Mountain to New-York.
Congressman Tompkins, In support of the bill.
said the design was to construct a fine road along
•the Hudson aa far us Stony Point. The act says
the Palisade* Commissioners shall have power "to
lay out and construct a boulevard north and south
of the posed park."
The Governor took what bad been said about
the bill under consideration.
JUT BY ELEVATED ROAD ENGINE.
UNKNOWN MAN PUSHED THIRTY FEET
WILL PROBABLY DIE.
An unidentified man. about forty-five years old.
poorly dressed, narrowly escaped beinpr manuled to
• Lath by a train late 1-ist nlxht on the elevated
structure at West Broadway and Bleecker-st. The
pilot of the locomotive struck the man. pushing
him for rihout thirty (eel from the end of the plat
form. He w;ih saved from ln-hiR crushed to death
by the catching or liis clothing In the pilot !!•■
was w piously injured ;>>■ being wedged In between
the pilot and the ties, and whs taken unconscious
to St. Vincent's Hospital. He ha<i two .jeep cuts
on his left side, two severe scalp wounds, a fract
ure of the left ;irm and internal Injuries. His con
dition is critical, and it is expected that he will not
recover.
The ticket agent thinks the man attempted sui
cide, stating that he must have jumped from a
southbound train, as he la sure the man did not
par? through the station at Bleecker-st.
/?. A. SAALFIELD OVERCOME.
STRICKEN IN TUB STREET ItY PARALYSIS he IS
REMOVED TO A HOSPITAL.
Richard A. Saalfield, a publisher, who is In busi
ness at No. 53 West Twenty-eighth-at., and who
lives at No. 253 West One-hundred-anil-fourth-st .
was partly stricken by paralysis In front of No.
1.123 Broadway yesterday. He was taken to the
New-York Hospital. Later in the evening Mr
Saalfield recovered to such an extent that he was
removed to his home.
THE ASSESSMENT AGAINST MRS. ASTOR.
It could not be learned yesterday at the office of
John E. Parsons, .counsel for Mrs. Caroline W.
Astor. whether suit would be brought to have the
assessment of !2M,O<V) on her personal property set
aside Mrs. Astor has a house in this city" an
<ne in Rhode Island. The latter house she calls
her home.
BEGINNING TO-DAY AT 10:30 A. M.
And continuing each day hereafter, morning
and afternoon, until further notic?.
Auction Sale of
SILVERWARE
On account of removal to more commodious quarters we will
offer our stock of Silverware at auction for a limited time.
Sterling Fine Silver
Silver and Plated Ware
Cut Glass. Rogers Spoons, Forks and Cutlery. Attention
is called to this exceptional opportunity of securing goods
of the highest grades at undoubted bargains.
A. !. rOMRIF. AND ! P. HALL, Attafian.
THE MERIDEN COMPANY
INTERNATIONAL SILVER CO.. Successor.
208 Fifth Aye. (Madison Sq.) 1128 Broadway, X. Y.
Mbj> roll »!iow!nt rx
pruslon line. Thl»!lae
rnthlrt «E7 one trf Vl»7
with •>ijr??»tou.
READY FOR A FINISH FIGHT
MINERS DETERMINED THAT OWNERS
SHALL RECOGNIZE THEIR UNION.
Duboto. Pens., April - -All the bituminous
coal mines or the Rochester and Pittsbure Coal
and iron Company "•■ Idle, to-day. The resolu
tion declaring for a strike was obeyed by all
th«» men, and us a consequence ten thousand
min»-rs are idle. The final clause of the strike
resolution reads:
No settlement of th« question in dispute shall
b« recognized unless sari'ti^ned by the properly
authorised committee and the officers of the or
ganization.
This means that the men will insist on a
recognition of the miners* union, nd is also In
ferpreted as indicating a lons struggle, as the
Rochester and Pittabarg company has Always
r-»fufil to r«""ei't-/-- union leaders, and has in
sisted upon dealing with its employes as indi
viduals.
Altoona, Perm., April - — Not a mini? of the
Rochester and Pittsburg Coal and Iron Com
pany was worked to-day. President Gilday,
Secretary Gilbert and National Officers McKay
and Rice are in conference^ at Cloarfield to
nlerht. They telegraphed for President Mitchell,
hut he answered thai be was unable to visit this
district at present. Several of the small oper
ators in Cambria County, who did not attend
the Altoona convention, and who do not feel
bound by the action of the large operators, have
failed to sign the scale. The miners propose to
set a time limit, at the end of which, if the scale
is not signed, the men will be called out. Three
hundred men employed in a mine at Hastings
quit work yesterday because the operator.
James L. Mitchell, refused to sign the scale un
less the check off clause was eliminated. Mr.
Mitchell took possession of the mine since the
Altoona convention adjourned.
The miners of the Buffalo, Rochester and
Pittsburg Coal Company are well organized, and
with considerable financial aid back of them
have confidence; in their ability to maintain a
long light.
Notices were posted at the Buffalo, Rochester
and Pittsburg Railroad car shops in Dubeta to
day, ordering the closing of the shops until the
ctrike has been settled. This will throw four
hundred mechanics and laborers our of employ
ment indefinitely. Besides, a number of rail
road crews have been laid off. With all the
mines Idle along the Buffalo, Rochester and
Pittsburg road, there will be no coal traffic?, and
the effect of the miners' strike will be felt all
along the line from Huff. Wo and Rochester to
Butler.
WILL LOCK OUT 10,000 WORKERS.
AupustH. Ga., April 2.— The following notice.
sißiied by the president of the mill in which it was
posted, was put on the bulletin board hi every cot
ton mill in the AusjUStS district to-day:
Owing to the demand made on the John P. King
Manufacturing Company for an advance of 10 per
.■■-lit. accompanied by a notice that it' not granted
its operatives would refuse to work after Saturday,
April 6, sir.d !Mi'l demand having been refused,
notice is hereby given to the employes of this com
pany that should such a strike be Inaugurated this
mill will close Indefinitely on the eve of Tuesday,
April S. 7 .
This order Is a result of the decision by the
Manufacturers' Association to fight the union. It
means that if the strike goes on in the King mill
as scheduled every mill in Augusta, Graniteville,
Aiken. Warrenville, Van Cluse and I.angley will be
dosed, throwing ten thousand operatives out of
work. Union leaders insist that the strike will take
place on Monday, although many operatives are
opposing it.
NO CHANGE IN NKWKMiI.ANH.
[BT TKI.Ki.It.M'll TO rllK IKIIII M:.J
Boston. April -.— The situation regarding the
strikes in New-England is practically un
changed.
ROSENDALE BRIDGE DESTROYED.
Kingston, X. T., April J. -The Iron hrl.lire of th«
Consolidated Ros%ndale Cemeni Coaapaao •! Da
Witt's Mills wa.i blown up with dynamite last
night, and It is believed that it was done by unem
ployed men in the Kosendale cement n-Kion. < "on
aolidation of different cement companies BSBSM
necessary the closing of aomt- mills and >n>arries.
and it is alleged that certain unemployed in.n
that if they could not work others should not
JIXIIs H. BMOWXS DEAD,
Junius H^nri Browne died yesterday At t; i ni nt
his home. No. US West Fifty-seventh -M. H.^ WSM
born In ISo3 at Beneca Falls, N. V.. and was edu-
Growth of Appreciation.
A CAREFUL investigation of the Pianola invariably leads to
surprise and delight. The more you see and heir the in
strument the better you enjoy and appreciate it. This is
invariably the rule, and the more musical a person is the mere ap
preciative he becomes.
Jcsef Hofmann, the famous pianist, when he fist saw the
Pianola, said of it :
" I anticipate much pleasure from learning to play this exceed
ingly ingenious device which reproduces with such astonishing ac
curacy the masterworks of music."
A month later, April 18, he wrote : —
"I find that your instrument offers facilities for expression
that will enable an intelligent player to give a very close imitation
of hand playing. I have been surprised to discover to what an ex
tent one can, with a h'ttle practice, control the dynamic effects."
Hermann also says in the same letter: —
" In all the essentials of artistic piano playing, the Pianola is
the best instrument of this type."
The prlr« of the Pianola to 9330.
If you fcavi* no: h<\»id the; p!.\no pl»re<l witS lie assistance of tin
F'.anol*. U tray be diacult for jot to understand Its wonderful srtfcea*
C>rt»lniy yon ara robbtn? ywirwlf erf an op-
P«rtnnlty to 'od?^ of an '.astrumcal which may
pror-sof inoati.-nablr value to you.
Visitors welooaie.
6/>e AEOLIAN CO.
18 W. 25d St., N. Y.
500 Fulfon St.. Brooklyn.
To-Day at 2 P. ML,
Notable Socle
BY THE
Fifth Ay- Art Galleries,
366 Fifth Ay.. 34th St.
NOW ON EXHIBITION
(WEDNESDAY).
A Very Important Sale of
PORCELAINES GENRE
SEVRES ET FAIENCES D ART.
By or^-r t>l the N«" Tart «• - > and t5 -" '>* *«tat»
of the late
MONSIEUR. J. GR.ENOT.
2i Rue da Crasaaol, Faris. France,
who has received diplomas of honor and flrjt
medals from all th*» foreign exhibitions.
Beautifvil Examples of
Sevres, Dresden, Royal Vienna, Coal
port, Cauldon, Royal Worcester,
Minton, Limoges, Teplitz, Capo de
Monte.
Antique a^nd Modern
Richly Carved
Artistic Furniture,
Sideboards, China Closets, Tables,
Bric-a-Brac Cabinets. Chairs,
Parlor Suite*. &c, in mahogany and other
woods, Hall Clocks, Bronzes,
Weber Piano,
*?.. *c\. Ac.
Valuable Collection of
Gold, Silver & Copper Coins.
RARE LIBRARY.
Sale Day*.
To-Day, Thursday; also Friday and
Saturday, at 2 o'clock Sharp.
JAMES P. SII.O. Auctioneer.
If I o v 11 c ii
PIANOS
Used by Eminent Artist*.
BROOKLYN: COR. FULTON RT * FLATBUSa AT.
NEW york: 23 east 14th st.
LARGE stock OK iskd i*ia.\os O> HA>D-
REED & BARTON,
SILVERSMITHS. ■
Broadway and 17th Street. N. i
6 Maiden Lane. N.Y. .
DICKERSIA.VS DtKABI.K f^T!73T3
Eu Howard St.. Just East of 43i til 3k^j iwLm
Ilrosd-* -•»>-. I'hone 3303 Spring. 3 91 11 » 1 1 I'M
American O«»U A: Stool C». >*<■■■*.
eased in St. Xavier College. Cincinnati. On W«
graduation he began new-paper work, and had l oeen
connected with various papers He "£*£*££?£
several hooks, among them brine . . *f "V^ro- of
Secessia." "The Great Metropolis, A M ; :; _■ "
New- York" an.l "Sights .«• .1 Sensations in t-urope-
He was a member of the Barnard Club.

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