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[Cp^ia! to T ., A TVitnin* by Fi»nrh O»W- 1
London. April «'.-Uk«» ■ fly In amber. Cecil
shodes> '•"•' w<> W««ll«" is enmeshed in So-
Itdtor HawKPleys veil.-.,, wax and verbiage.
The*«mpJT« builder's will, unlike Caesar's, with
whirh "The Times" drawn a forced comparison.
orders no largess for the fickle, measure loving
mob but i? th«» working scheme of one of the
world's great citizens for popularizing by edu
cational means his oVn comprehensive views
of Anglo-Saxon destiny. Mr. Hawksley. with
s lawyer's talent for roundabout phrasing, has
rlouded th* directness and simplicity of Mr.
Rhodess intentions, but the will remains a
curiously personal «nd human document, so
lhat men ran say. the great Imperialist being
im* still ■!» ■■ rtTi Among the most cbarac
teristlc paseae^ «re those describing the dry
a* tasf authorities of Oriel as children In com
mercial matters, needing to consult the busi
nessllke trustee?, and th« homilies upon country
house life and the disadvantages of having ex
rerrr: . heirs eloped Into loafers without or
cupation. The large ideas which fascinated his
imagination are ingeniously enforced, as in the
?labora'.« arraneements for beautifying Bolu
wayo and dignifying Rhodesia, and even Groote
Frhuur is pet apart as a future. restdenc of th ■
Prime Miriipter of Federated South Africa.
Ceril Rhodes's loftiest flight In Idealism was
In the direction of the collective action of the
British Empire, th* United States and Ger
many In securing the peace of the world and
divlfiine the v.hit man's burdens for the wei
far* of the human rcce. His university 'n
dowmenU so different in motive from Mr. Car
ntgle's benefactions, is grounded upon the
principle that educational relations form the
jrtfongest for linking together the progressive
nr.Tiors cf the woTid. JTis comprehensive Fcheme
for --■■;; to <.\ f..'-.jf ..'-.j by generous schoiar
thlr>r. Cr.r.3!iian=. AustraMaiw. South Africans.
Gcrmar." and merlrans from every State and
Ter;ltnry r>t the : „;..■. Is proof that he »ms
the rncst enlightened among Anglo-Saxons and
that he conridei^d th« promotion of « good
inlsniinr between England. her colonies.
the United States and Germany the greatest
responsibility of ihe world's citizenship.
The project is so buice that the lender writers
Bjpi themselves trashing for breath, as though
they had suddenly been lifted to the summits
cf the Himalayas or the Andes. If they suffer
fro-, mountain «=ickrie«s. what will be the ef
fect upon the dons of Oxford, the most con
ssrvatlve and reactionary centre of the educa
tional world T A few more progressive men
•-'' like Professor Dicey, have been seeking:
■ attract American and colonial student* by
pwt-gracuat" courses, but have not met with
a great measure of success. Suddenly they are
Otliafl upon to enlarge their courses and con
»n Oxford into an Anglo-Faxon stronghold of
imperialism and world's citizenship. Mr. Rhodes,
•o-ith a genuine love of classical learning, has
remembered hi? alma mater with loyal devo
tion, yet has taken practical measures for ren
dering her less grandmotherly and in close
touch with the affairs of The world. Xot satis
fiefl with convening Groote Bchour into a
cclcnlal Downing Street and placing a Rhodeslan
Valhalla among the Matoppo Hills. he had
forecast the regeneration of the Anglo-Saxon
•rac» at the mo^Fgrown cradle of English
The chances of peace before th«> coronation
t »em to hang upon Mr. Steyn's amour propre.
Mr. Krfle ' and Mr. Schalkburger cannot sue
for pear* if their ally refuses to listen to rea
(=on ani put an end to the miseries of race
warfare Mr. Rteyn was more responsible than
Mr. Krtiger for the aggressive ultimatum which
rer.dere-J the war inevitable. The South Af
rican* In I>ondon invariably describe him as the
♦>ril genius of the Boer caus». who dragged
Mr. Kroger lota the war because he believed
that the Dutch <"onfederacy could be estab
lished and that he would himself come into a
vast political heritage Mis obstinacy has sur
«H«| the ambition, and. although banted iik"
» »-., from hol«» to hole. there can be. no peace
•without his consent. The Boer fugitives in
Europe are ready to make th« best terms pos
*ib>. and Mr. Kriieer is anxious to return 10
Booth Africa.
The details of Lord Kitchener's battle with
fi"T)frni Delar^y «nd the heroic stand made by
the Canadians are still meagre, but the govern
ment has supplied a belated record of crimes
and PXeetjTfoni! of the so-called Australian of
fjrurc in Piefrsburg. The story is a terrible
"ri" .md might have been told months -ago.
Th» Muridering "V\*ar dee even now does not
clear up the mystery. but contents itself with
half truth?. Ironical indeed is the sequel to the
argument, used by military men after the fall
of Pretoria, that Lord Roberts was too soft
'and merciful for th business in hand, and that
Ivsrd Kitchener v.as coldblooded and not em
barrassed with sentiment. Lord Kitchener's
inflexible (^renvovsnesa has b»en reserved for
th»mis.r«>»nts of the South African irregular
r "rrF. who have nisgracnj th' British uniform
by wanton insiders atid atrocities. Mr. Brod
rirjt. <-r>r suppressing The information as long
. >as possible, has blurt«-d out many facts on the
"• of th«» reassembling of Parliament.
Th» foreign news remains light and unim
portant. Th» Cop.rihatren correspondents after
fprecasttng the rejection of the treaty for th»;
taJ» of the Danis-h West Indies, have suddenly
lurn*l about, and now ...nce^e favorable action
•by the Lsuostlilng next week, The Chrtstsnaa
ananda] has evidently pr"v<>d ■ boomerang, and
th» members of the upper novae are now ajnena-
M* Jo reason and the Influences of the palace.
S«ftor pasts has resumed the familiar task;
of pitting one faction of the Cortes Hgalnst an
other, and compromising and minimizing every
public quest 1 l in Tb« BtaMHr> -if the Cabinet is
an oj^n ■•StIUH but It will hold together with
out doubt until the royal IMes in honor of the
boy Xtng'p accession to power are over.
Th<» <>rman Reichstag is again confronted
••'<•), the Impossible problem of effecting a com
promise on th« tariff bill, when the Agrarians
prefer to defeat the measure ruther than to
accept beggarly aid for agricultural industries.
Th* rmmM -<f the nogotiations concerning
Manchuria i« «oo vaguely r««iK)rted from Pe
king to justify romtnent.
The changes in American diplomatic service
•''■ th" subject of constant conjecture la the
tlß|Mitrhe« rom Washington. Nothing \t> known
at th«- American Embassy here about the a
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Andrew Carnegie commented yesterday on
that provision of Cecil Rhodes'* 1 will which cre
ates scholarships for American students at Ox
ford. He considers 14 significant of the future
union of England and America, in which he is a
firm believer.
"<Vcii Rhodes'* will, like himself.*' Mr. Car
legie said to a Tribune reporter, "is unique,
broad and Inspiring. He was no narrow Brit
ish Imperialist. Britain confederated would be
the play of "Hamlet" with Hamlet left out.
Britain's only policy Is to look to her kin here
in this country. She is alien In Europe. Th.
Knglish sneaking race must get together. Lord
Etosebery recently announ 1 his willingness. In
his rectorial address --n Glasgow University,
to .=.-... ik. capital of a u;iit",i race in Washing
ton. T- this complexion must it come at last.'
■ It Is twelve years since I published 'The Look
Ahead." prophesying that Britain would become
part of the Tiiion finally, as .she once was.
America was once united with Britain; it is
Britain's turn to be unite,] with America. Turn
.-<bout Is fair play. When Britain ceases trying
to destroy republics In South Africa, and we
cease suppressing one in the Philippines, we
sh ill be r«ady to take up the .great questions
effecting the peace and wellbeing of the world •
Corporation Counsel Rives, who is a graduate
of Cambridge, in commenting yesterday on the
Will of y\r Rhodes, said.
"The will certainly is h most interesting docu
ment ITnttl T read a correct transcript of it I
cannot say that the law department of this
• Its will have anything to do with the scholar
ships for the State of New -York. T assume that
The state Board of Regents will finally consider
Tlie scholarship designations.*'
"As an Kt.giish university man. what do you
think of Mr. Rhodes's Idea?" he -was asked.
it -» Tt;:.:.'i\" is- most Interesting." said Mr.
Rives. "Mr. Rhodes believed that these scholar
ships would promote comity and friendliness be
tween the BigSlish. American and German na
tions. I am Inclined to think be waa right. T was
fit Cambridge thirty years ago. and the more I
consider Mr Rhodes's plan The more it interests
m*. certain it is that the greater the spread
of knowledge of International affairs the less
likelihood there is of misunderstanding. "
Princeton. April ."• (Special). President Fran
ci? L. Patton said to-day of Cecil Rhodes's pro
vision for the founding of scholarships for
American youth at Oxford:
"This extraordinary gift is the occasion for
general rejoicing. It will strengthen the tie be
tween Great Britain and her worldwide colonies,
and this is b phase of imperialism which should
have the heartiest approval of us all. It will
fester the sentiment of goodwill between th«
two great English speaking nations, and In this
way serve the cause of Christian civilization.
It will bring the influence of English ideals to
bear upon our American system of education.
and that will be a distinct advantage."
Dr. Patton added that some one should give
a similar opportunity for British youths to
study in leading American universities. Roth
countries, he paid, have much to l°arn from
each other.
Driven to desperation by the rigorous crusade
waged against them, gamblers in all parts of the
city have started the handbook system to take
bets on the races, fearing to open up poolrooms.
This is the. last recourse for the gamblers, and
although not entirely unsatisfactory, is danger
ous, for the taking of bets is generally made in
public, places, paloons, ofnV« buildings and more
often in the street, where the police are liable
to detect their operations
A bold scheme was laid bare last evening,
when two of Captain Hatpin's "plain clothes
men" of the Church-St. station made three ar
r^pts -two boys and a man -on a charg° of run
ning a handbook in th» street. The two lads
broke down in the station house when they were
arraigned and confessed their part in the game.
Since raids were made on a number of pool
rooms In the downtown district, practically put
ting gambling bouses out of commission, a score
of lads, the majority of them well dressed, have
been sent through the office buildings, cafes
and business houses taking bets. The men who
regularly patronised the poolrooms and who
are known to the gamblers have been made
known to th'-se lads. li was explained to the
men that the boys were authorized to take
bets, which would be recorded; that they were
perfectly trustworthy and that DO fear? need
be entertained. In every case the lad was In
telligent, of good appearance and a good talker.
Every afternoon the backers would send boys
out to make a tour through the cafes, oflice
buildings and principal saloons in the district
with the entries of the races and the betting
odds. The men would make th^ir selections.
write the name of the horse on a slip and give
it to the boy. who would turn the money bet
and the slip to the backer before the race was
run. All the boys worked on a commission
basis, receiving 1" per cent of the money they
took in in the course of the day. When one of
their •.•regulars" won the boy invariably got
a tip.
The arrests made by Detectives McVea and
Larsen the whole scheme of the desperate gam
blers was laid bare. For some time Captain
Hatpin has been working to apprehend these
boys, who have been working the saloons and
office buildings in bis precinct. Un Friday his
detectives got on the track of two boys who said
they were Morris Boldt, eighteen years old, of
No. 17<> Ksscx-st . and Louis Adler, eighteen
years old. Of No. 1«! Buffolk-St
Th" detectives said that they tracked the boys
from saloon to saloon, building to building, mak
ing a complete tour of the places where men
congregated, and receiving bets on the Bennings
races. They were arrested after emerging from
a saloon at Greenwich and Murray stn. When
they were searched at the station they had near
ly .<l<M*. which had been turned over to them.
the police say, m lay on the last race at Ben
When the boys were arraigned at the station
house and the charge on which they were held
■was explained f o them they broke down and
confessed that they had been receiving bets on
the races. They said they had been employed
by a man who Mid be was William H. M- -
Reman, of No. 01 difford-st., Brooklyn,
who runs a newsstand at Park Place and
Church-st. The detectives said that they had
for some time been suspecting McKernan. but
>h;<t they first wanted to get hold of the "run
ners*." The lads stated thai they turned over
the money to McKernan and that he placed the
money with the backers of the handbook sys
tem. Captain Halpin. however, said last night
that lit* was positive McKernan was backing
the book himself. ■• '■:;. \"
When McKernan was arrested he had $270.
records of bets, slips with the names of the
horses running on the Bennings track, the
weights and betting odds. They were all held
on a charge of violating Section .'{.ll of the Penal
Code in running a handbook. They were balled
out In SI >«*> Magistrate Mayo, who went to the
station, accepting the bonds. •
Captain Halpln elicited considerable informa
tion from the two young prisoners. They told
him how th'-y had visited saloons and offices,
ostensibly to sell newspapers, where they met
their' regular patrons. To get bets they often
had to go into mercantile houses, where they
had clerks and Oflace assistants among their
■regulars " and consequently they had acted in
a manner that would throw off suspicion. They
"mad" all kinds of money." they said, especially
when one of the "regulars" played a winner.
Th" three prisoners will be arraigned in the
Centre-st. court to-dcr. .
Sine* associations of policemen and associa
tions of liquor dealers have declared in favor
of closing the saloons- to-day there is reason to
expect that the city will have a "dry Sunday."
the like of which has not been seen for a long
time. Some Raines law hotels may be open for
the sale of liquors with the regulation sandwich,
and the guests at. regular hotels will be able to
have liquors with their meals, but the saloons
will be shut tightly in most parts of the city.
It would he folly for a saloonkeeper to keep a
«<rntlnel at the side door and admit trusted cus
tomers to the bar. for If the interior of the
saloon is exposed to view from the. sidewalk
the police will see the law violated, and if it
is not exposed they will apply for a warrant
<>r a summons and take him to the police court.
to-morrow on the charge of violating the law
by keeping the curtains down.
The associations of liquor dealers In several
districts have decided at meetings that the
safest plan will he to keep the saloons shut to
day. They have gone further and have declared
that the funds of the associations will not be
used for the defence of any member who takes
chances and is caught violating the law. Many
liquor dealers have violated the law with im
punity heretofore, knowing that the association
would provide counsel and bondsmen and pay
expense? of the defence if they were arrested.
Now that they know that they mv?! pay ill
costs of defence themselves if they re caught,
they are less likely to take risks.
About seven hundred patrolmen, members of
the second platoons in nearly every police sta
tion of the greater city, met yesterday afternoon
In lttnnerchor Hall, and decided to report every
violation of the excise law they could find on
their posts to-day. Th- men were delegates
from eighty-one police precincts end several
sub-stations and detailed squads. They had
their meeting In secret, but it was known later
that they were practically unanimous i-> the de
cision that the law must be enforced.
It was decided at the meeting that the dele
gates should report to their associates in all the
stations n plan for action to-day. This plan In
cludes arrests and reports- when.-.-- a police
man can get into a saloon on his post and dis
cover a violation of the law he Is to make an
arrest. If he discovers a violation of the law at
a saloon which he Is unable to enter, he is to
make a report immediately to his captain or
sergeant in command and "put It up to" the
captain to cause arrests.
Although the meeting was held behind clo-ed
doors. It soon became evident that there was
great enthusiasm in the hall. Th« cheering and
noise gave evidence of this. Speeches were
made by several of the policemen and expert
ences -ere related showing the alleged abuse*
to -which the policemen were subjected.
Among the experiences related was that of
Charles Beck**, of the W«*l On»-hundred<»M
twentr-ftfth-Kt. station, who presided »' the
meeting of th- first pin toon, held on Friday.
About a year ago Becker was transferred from
the Madlson-Ft. station, with R roundsman and
two other patrolmen, because he led a revolt of
the same character as thai started last Sunday
in West Thirty-seventh-st. He told the raptaln
that lie was unwilling to help protect saloon
keepers who violated the law. The captain Is
paid to have replied that unless Becker and his
friends ceased making trouble they would be
either broken or transferred, and he kept his
word by having them pent out of the precinct
As a result of the present movement the
greatest meeting ever held in the history of the
Police Department will convene at annerchor
Hall on next Friday and Saturday. There will
be twenty-five hundred policemen present, and
they will be addressed by irlerpymen. labor lead
ers and politicians. Some of the persons inter
ested in arrangements for the meeting seemed
to b<» of the opinion that put) opinion in favor
of a return to the three platoon system and
easier times for policemen might be worked up.
Others said that the movement among the po
lice to enforce the excise ia-.v had gone 50 far
that hereafter the law would be enforced.
No special Instructions were given yesterday
by Deputy Police Commissioner Bbsteln about,
the enforcement of the excise law In Brooklyn
••I expect the law will be enforced," he said
last night, "without the necessity of pegging
away at the captains all the time. They under
stand the full BCOpe of their duties, and 1 think
that they will do their best to see to it that the
Liquor Tax law is not violated."
Brooklyn policemen are of a different type,
from those In Manhattan, and the patrolmen
are not bullied by their captains. It Is not ex
pected that there will be any police "revolt" In
Brooklyn to-day.
District Attorney Jerome was seen last even
ing at his new home and office, at No. 8 Rutgers
st He was told of the patrolmen's meeting and
of the decision arrived at to close up every
thing, and asked to say something In relation
to it. He paid he was tired, and that ho did
not care to talk about excise or any other sub
"Do you think the saloons will close to-mor
row?" he was asked.
"The law states that they should," he replied,
"and I guess the polio.- know their duty."
He would not say what he Intended doing
Washington. April 5. The President to-daj
signed a pardon in the .-as" of Captain .Joseph
B. Coghlan, who lost eleven numbers In his
grade some years ago as a result Of an un
usually sharp letter written by him to the detail
'ifflrer of the Navy Department. As on.- of the
captains In the battle of Manila Hay. Captain
Coghlan was advanced so as to make up a
rood part of the ground he had lost. The
President's action to-das makes up the rest of
the ground and places him at the head of the
list of captains, along with Captain Sands. On
the retirement of Admiral Farquhar. both Sands
and Coghlan will become rear admiral.".
Captain Coghlan is carried as an additional
number in grail", and thus his advancement
will n^t Interfere with the promotion of the
captains below him. President Roosevelt's ac
tion was strongly influenced by a letter from
Rear Admiral Henry C. Taylor, the new chief of
th<- Bureau of Navigation, who. among others.
earnestly urged the restoration of the lost num
bers to Captain Coghlan.
GIVES *■'„<>(><> TO CHURCH.
The pastor of Grace Church, nt Erie and Second
sis.. Jersey City, will announce to his congregation
to-day that th- church has cleared itself of debt.
The building had been mortgaged for (MMi an.l the
Sunday school adjoining for half that amount.
Some lime as« one of the vestrymen pave J2.5W
toward clearing off the church debt on th^ condi
tion that an equal amount he raised among th» con
?r»fr;ifion. This was done by Raster, thus leaving
only the mortgage on the Sunday school building.
Testerdey morning. lnm»s D. Simons, the vestry
man who mad* the first sift. £[■'■- the amount of
the Sunday school mortgage, 12.500.
Glasgow, April ."..—The struggle of the great
crowds which gathered at Ibrox Park to-day to
witness the last International association foot
ball contest, between teams from England and
Scotland, caused the collapse of a portion of one
of the spectators' terraces, resulting in the death
of five persons already, and the injury of ]-'*
When the game began seventy thousand spec
tators were on the ground, and an Immense
crowd had gathered outside. P.^ing unable to
obtain admittance, this crowd broke down some
of the barriers and swarmed upon the field,
whereupon the police charged and drove the- in
truders back upon the terraces and seats, with
the result that the railings dividing the crowds
were broken, and the people were thrown over
each other. In the frantic struggle toward the
exits the pressure toward the upper portion of
the westerly terrace was so great that a hun
dred feet, of the highest part of the structure
collapsed under the. weight of the crowd driven
upon it. precipitating the ma« of people to the
ground, sixty feet below. The injured were
piled in heaps, wedged In with broken wood.
The onlookers hesitate.! to approach the dang
ling structure at first, but finally began to util
ize portions of the broken barriers .is stretchers.
A hundred of the most seriously injured were
carried Into the pavilion and to spaces in th»
rear of the stand. A majority of the victims
•ire suffer!":: from broken ribs and fractured
limbs, while some sustained internal injuries.
Those most severely hurt were later removed
in ambulances to infirmaries, and the lesser
sufferers '/.ere ?»nt in cabs to surgeries.
A few p^r-ous: \»-ere thrown down and
trampled upon in trying to escape from the
crush when the police charged, but most of th
victims sustained their injuries In th» fall of
the terrace.
\'p to midnight live deaths hid been reported
a- the result of the accident, while in the rases
of twenty of the other victims all hope of r »
covery has been abandoned.
An investigation Into the causes of the
aster shows that the breakdown of tlie terrace
had begun before the structure waa subjected to
its severest strain, and it is now believed that
the final collapse waa caused more directly by
th» efforts of those nearest the first break than
by the additional -.<fii:ht of those " h<> rushed
the stand from below. The terrace, -,i
thongli rapported hv irnTl cirders. swayed and
cracked ominously under the movements of its
frantic occupants.
The fallen portion Is one hundred feet long.
thirty feet wide, and contained twelve tiers of
seats. The injured in many esses were lying
five or six deep, and It Is considered marvellous
that there were not more fatalities One man
hung by his boot, which caught in a splintered
beam, h ad downward, fifty feet above the
ground ""Ins his boot was cut, and the man
dropped into a sheet held below.
The strangest feature of the affair Is th" fael
that 'he crowd in the other parts of the ground*
failed entirely to renllz" the extent of the dis
aster, and the game was played to a Rnlsh, re
sulting In a draw. Even the management ap
peared to be unaware of the seriousness of the
accident until It was announced aft*»r th» con
clusion of the game.
Sheriff William J. O'Brien says he hi« the
right. under the law, to appoint his assistant
deputy sheriffs, and Is going to do It. His plan
has. rough! him Into collision with the State
civil Service Commission, against whom he ex
pects to take action early this week. As ■ nec
essary preliminary step, be has tentatively ap
pointed an assistant deputy, without reference
to the eligible list furnished by the Civil Ser
vice Commission Sheriff O'Brien will go to Al
bany on Tuesday to confer with the State Board.
In view of the action taken by the board in giv
ing the county Clerk of Kings leave to till cer
tain confidential positions without reference to
the Civil Service, Mr. O'Brien hopes the board
will say he may appoint assistant deputies
The assistant deputies are clearly,; exempt
from the Civil Service, as they should be." said
Sheriff O'Brien In referring to the matter. "They
give 'me their bonds and I am responsible for
their actions. In the Blust cape, before the Ap
pellate Division In Buffalo, it was held that a.
turnkey doing a deputy sheriff's work sustained
a confidential relation to his chief, and there
fore was exempt from the classified service The
State Board has sanctioned the appointment of
deputies, but will not allow me to name my
assistant deputies."
John J. Adams, counsel to the Sheriff, said
" "We have appointed an assistant deputy to
till a vacancy In order to make a test case. On
Tuesday the Sheriff will try to gel leave to
name assistants of his own choosing. If he is
dented that right. I have the papers ready to
begin an action to compel the State Board to
certify the appointment of this assistant I have
referred to. and to put his name on the payroll."
Sheriff O'Brien has a staff of ten or twelve
holdover Tammany assistant deputies, most of
whom will have to go if he wins his test stilt.
They receive 1.200 ■ year.
Topeka. Kan., April The Kansas State
Board of Agriculture has issued a report, based
on a careful canvas of the growing winter wheat
situation In practically every neighborhood, as
returned by wheat growers themselves after a
critical examination of their fields on April. l.
Last year's winter wheat area was 5,1148,547
acres*. This year's crop was sown on 5,883,643
acres! They now report that of this 18 per
cent or 1 089.709 acres, has been so damaged
by unfavorable weather or conditions that it
has been or will be ploughed up and the land
devoted to other crops. Likewise the condition
on the remaining 4.802.034 acres Is .4 per cent,
in th.- thirty counties which lust year pro
duced nearly four-fifths of the State's 90,000.4)00
bushels ther" are reported 3.344.4U3 acres <7V.»
per cent) which will be left to mature, with a
present condition averaging 70.
Mansfield. Ohio. April s.— The executors of the
estate of the late Senator John Sherman have
placed an order for a massive sarcophagus on the
Sherman Jot in the Mansfield Cemetery. Ft win be
nf Rhode Island granite. IS by 8 feet at the base,
and will weigh thirty tons.
- Tot record of the Mosler Safes in the re,... n t Pater
son fire i? additional proof of their superior quality.
The increasing business of this company has coni
r>rll»d them 10 secure larger quarters. ' They are
now located In th«»lr new hulldlnß. 37". and HI
Broadway. • wh»re they have on exhibition the larg
*m and. best line of safes to he Been anywhere in
tills country. They also have on sale an extensive
id, of "second-hand «af«s of Standard makes at
very low prices.— Adit. -*f^i*
Additional information was retained yester
day by Tribune reporters to show the urgent
need of an East Side subway. From an exami
nation of the report* of the Metropolitan and
the Manhattan companies, it was found that
nearly 70 per cent of their traffic between Forty
second-st. and the Harlem River is on East
Side lines. This preponderance of passengers Is
at present carried on the Second and Third-aye.
lines of the elevated railroad system, and on the
Second-are., Third-aye., Lexington-ave. and
Madlson-ave. surface lines of the Metropolitan
Street Railway Company.
The downtown traffl<- of the elevated lines, as
shown by the number of Illfcitl sold for one
day to passengers on downtown trains, is shown
Isteck bio represent" the number of tickets sold
to southbound passengers on as average <Irlv
nt !•:,<■.• Side end Weal Side stations.
In the accompanying map. which was drawn by
.1. .1. R. (•.-.. the eminent civil engineer and
president of the American Society of Civil En
gineers. The diagram was founded on data ob
tained from ticket sales for one day. and hi re
produced In The Tribune through the courtesy
of "The Street Railway Journal."
At a glance it is evident that the traffic of the
East Side lin^s is ■ ■ ''> double that of the West
Side Although 11 is ■■■ fact that -here are two
lines on the East Side, m Second and Third
ayes.. and there Is only one on the West Side, as
far south as Fifty-third-st.. yet th- number of
trains run Is nearly the same. Thus the num
ber of trains run on -Tune 30, 1001. on th.- Sec
ond and Third aye llr.->s was 1.562. and the
trains on the Sixth and Ninth aye. lines num
bered 1.7::*;.
The downtown morning travel hi al Na maxi
mum between One-hundresVand-thliil sscond
st. and Tweifth-st. At the ele«attd stations be
tween One-hundred-and-thtalji sseond st nad
One-hundred and twenty- »od-st the pusabm
of passengers boarding trains are eannßy divided
between the East nn.i Wes* Skim «>n» mlb
rurther south, from One-hundred-and-tarenty
secocd-st. to One-bundred-ang second stl. nesoiy
three-fourths of the pass^ns-ers ;.r- from EMM
Side stations. From Oue-bundred-and stcond
<t. to Ninety-second-st. the traftic is again pretty
evenly divided between the Kast and West Bbb>
statiotis. From Ninety-sec. .nd-st. to Sevenfy
se.-ond-st. more than Owee-fourthß of the pas
sengers are from the Kast Side, and it is in
this belt of the . itv east "f Central Park that
the numbers of tickets sold to southbound pas
Washington, April ."..—The Republican steering
committee of the Beanie to-day decided to
recommend thai the Philippine civil govern
ment should be ma* the unfinished business,
which is the place of preference on the Senate
calendar, after the disposal of the Chinese Ex
clusion bill, and that the Nicaragua Canal bill
should be next assigned to that position. Mem
bers of the steering committee express the opin
ion that the discussion of the Philippine bill will
not be greatly prolonged, and friends of the
canal bill assert that there will be ample time
for its consideration before the final adjourn
ment of Congress.
The question of reciprocity with Cuba was not
discussed, owing to the fact that the bill is still
in the House. It is the general understanding
among Senators that this, being a revenue
measure, will be privileged.
Washington. April -Senator Quay to-day Rave
notice Of SB amendment he will offer to the Army
Appropriation bill providing for the promotion of
L t —ta treneral of the army (General
H^oker.o .Sank of 'lieutenant «neral and au
thorizing his retirement with that rank.
Chi-ae'o \pril -The first meeting of stockholders
of the rOdsral Trust and Savings Company, which
will b erin business here on May 30. and. it is said.
Si be the tlnancial a K ent of the fntted States Steel
Corporation in the West, — held here to-day. A
board of twelve directors was elected. The Ste*l
„„„.„.. which Is credited with owning one-fifth
«f^K -tnek l« r"P rwnt * d °? the ; b0 »rt by E. H.
I-'.r!'." chairman of the board of directors of the
Steel company.
singers is greatest. From ?ev»nty-s<»i:ond-st. to
Sixty-second-st. the East and West Side sta
tions seam again to share the total amount °*
the traffic on nearly equal terms. :
Because of the fact that the Ninth-aye. line
divides at Fifty-third-st. into two branches with
three long blocks of track in this cross street,
between Sixty-secind-st. and Forty-second-st..
the passengers from East and Wost Side sta
tions are about th<* same In number. The total
number of passengers carried on the elevated,
lines in Manhattan for the year 1001 was 190.
04.";,741. of which 114.374.^20 were carried on the
Second and Third-aye. lines, and 75,671.412 on
the Sixth snd Ninth-aye. lines. Although many
of the passengers carried on the Second-are.
and Third-aye. lines are residents of The Bronx
as far north as Tremonf, such an addition hi the
travel simply congests 'till further the facilities
of these roads.
The reports of the Metropolitan company *'- i
show that the preponderance of its traffic Is on
Its East Side lines. A comparison of th» Broad
way and I.exinzton-.Tve. line, which is the most
heavily patronized at th" present-. time of th^
surface lines of the. Metropolitan company, with
the Eighth-aye. line, which card more of th»
West Side traffic than any other line west of
Central Park, shows that the traffic of tin
former is nearly twice an great as that of th«
latter. As has been told in The Tribune, tho
bulk of the people employed In the wholesale
district of the city live on the upper East Side,
and utilize the Broadway and Lexington-av«.
line. A comparison of the business or 'he
Broadway and Lexington-ave. line and the
Madlson-ave. line with the Eighth-aye. line Is
given In the following table:
Maximum ra's^inr^r movement. <m hu^f«~>t Maabsttaa
surface Hn»s during year ended Juno SO. 1901.
Bmadwar. -;---.
HtJth-st- and P •:-»*» -v • . »r«.
t#xln*toi>- IS.ltl>-st. *nd 133 th-«*.
ar». to So«itl» s'adlson-av^. to skmth
F*rry. to Postofflre. r^rrj.
>!"•• -f -'if ...„. I*l «.S H>3
Miles of oar! ■*■ '- -- 1 .29. *
rEssentr-rs. for rear 62.391. Sl* 44.734.74* 3ai».»3«.
Average r<»«i3en?»rs per
A^* r"~ nS ' r9 .. P ': r».«M 12*72* ?S.<W2
fmagM pa* cat mil*. »■** .** *■ *
r>-v» of v,, ls t day Monday. I>e<-»mb<>r 24, IWV
Pa*«»n<r»rs for busiest day 22«,77* 19«,*7* 103.63f»
Maximum can on busiest
,;.,.- 32"l S3l 1 • ■">
Standing load av»ra«r* car P" 9* •»
The number of passengers carried on all th*
lines of th» Metropolitan system for ''"» y»ar
ending June 30, MM, was BMW I ■•'■ "* which
about 350.000.000 were carried on East Sld^
Th« chief importance of these I?'r»= Is that
they plainly Indicate the -.-• ' »»arnin? capacity
■I ■ subway on The F.a3t Side. Inasmuch as th«
<-ity would eventually own the road, and only
extends Its credit for 'its construction by the
issue of bonds, it can be .-«■•— that the ttne would
in time prove a rich source of revenue to th
municipality. That it wculd prove a paying
venture for th» contractor who ■would have the
operation of the fill— for the •.-■•■ years
is evident.
The construction of an East Sid* s'lbwar. if
buhl on Hi same basis ns th- present subway,
would not cost the city ■ cent. The city would
merely extend its credit. Bonds would be issued
tnd sold and the contractor would be paid tor
the cost of construction by the sale of tlvse
bonds. Th- mtervst on these bonds would he
pnil by the contractor or a company to which
he night mwijn his right to operate the sub
way. and th- bonds would eventually be paid
off'ir? the next fifty years by a deposit of i
per cent each year, which would also be made
.by the operating company. Thus at the end o?
fifty years the bonds would have been paid off
and the tunnel would become the property of
the It, and would then bring hi a revenue
equal with the earning capacity of the road.
On such an East Sid" branch this revenue would
In all probability amount tr» many millions! of.
dollars annually.
The city's d»=-bt limit may at present prevent
the issue of bonds for the construction of an.
East Side subway, but it Is argued that all the
preliminary work should be done immediately.
?o as ti> : • nail actual construction work to b?
gln .- the earliest date possible.
The most ambitious part of Rridße Commtestaner
Llndeathara latest— and mm say hi» seventy-third
or seventy-fourth— bridge plan i- the construction
of an elevated road on top of the present structure
OB the East Side to the points connecting with th-»
approach*'.-" tt th« Brooklyn Bridge, to the new
East River Bridge and to Brida:* No. 3. Then ft is
completed. "LJndenthara latest." which is in
alteration of previous plans, calls for an estimated
expenditure of |Bja>Ja>, which will include the cost
of the structure and the property damages. H»
»ropna«>9 to enlarge the Manhattan terminal at
feast one-third beyond its present capacity. Tha
plans have been prepared, and will be suftmittea
within a few days to the Board of Rapid Transit
rommi^ioners. He win «end blue prints to tha
Board of Aldermen, the Board of Estimate Mdi
Apportionment, and to the Mayor.
Washington. April s.— General cc rr Z i»r. fhjal a|
ordnance of the army, said to-day, in referring" to
the published statement that the unfavorable re
port of the Senate Military Affairs Committed - n
his nomination was based SB IBM charge that bo
was interested In certain ordnance patents:
I have no Interest In the vi«» by the United Stat-»*
of any invention. Those for which I "pave patent*
the government la free to use. and the members of
the committee all know It, as I surrendered my
legal rights without ever taking any profit for
them from the I'nited States, either directly or
Indirectly, and 'he evidence thereof has am pr«
ii^nted to the commttt*.?.
The adverse report on the nomination of <~S«aVBUt
Crazier came up In the Senate's executive session
to-day, but on the suggestion of Senator Lodsc
that no quorum was present it went over un;ll
"Washington. April s.— Senator James K. Jon?*,
who last week was defeated for re-election In th*.
Arkansas primaries declared to-day that there was
no truth whatever in the report of his -wish or In
tention immediately to resign the chairmanship of
the Democratic National Committee. "The result
in Arkansas last week.'* said Senator Jones. "In no
way affected my standing In the national organiza
tion of my party, nor did It in any way affect the
national organization. In fact, no national i<mh«i
was at stake In our primary election, and ihe party.
as at present organized and officered, is as strong
In Arkansas to-day as it was before the Democrats
of that State exercls-d their privilege of rKlrin?
me to private life at th* expiration of my term,
next March and sending another Democrat to th«
Senate In my place."

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