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Albany. April IS <Sp«>cial).-One lons step was
taken to-day toward the improvement of New-
York's transportation facilities through the
signing by Governor (Meal of the Pennsylvania
Tunnel bill. This measure was Introduced by
Senator Stranahan. and has received the ap
proval of Mayor Low. Its desim is to provide
a legal means for the Pennsylvania Railroad to
construct tunnels across Manhattan Island in
th* vicinity of.Thlrtieth-st. as connecting links
of tunnels the great corporation Intends to
build beneath the Hudson River and the East
Senator Stranahan's bill amends the Rapid
Transit act providing that the Rapid Transit
Commissioners may grant a franchise to a rail
road corporation to construct a tunnel railroad
In New- York City "to be connected with any
ra'lroad or railroads within the State of New-
Y. -k. or any adjoining State, and thereby form
ing a continuous iine for the carriage of passen
gers and property between a point or points
within and a point or points without the said
city." The Board of Rapid Transit Commission
ers must by a concurrent vote of six of its
members fix the route of such a railway.
The act also provides for an annual rental
payment to the city, to be readjusted every
twenty-five years. The Board of Aldermen will
have no power to modify the grant or contract
made to the Pennsylvania Railroad, but can
either approve or disapprove the grant or con
tract, as they please.
Governor Odell also had put In the bill a pro
vision absolving the State from any damages to
property caused by the construction of the pro
posed Pennsylvania tunnel, remembering the at
tempts which are now being made to compel the
State to pay alleged damages caused by the
construction* of the New-York Central's viaduct
in Fourth-aye.. north of the tunnel.
At the Xew.-York offices of the Pennsylvania
Railroad. Broadway Mas' Cedar-st.. nothing defi
nite could be learned yesterday about the plans
of the railroad officials with reference to start
ing the tunnel work. One of the official* said:
It is generally understood that the company's
engineers ha-.T> not definitely located the route
of the tunnel between Jersey City and New-
York although the general location of the ter
minal station is understood to be in the nelgn
borhood of Thirty-third-st. and Seventh ana
Eighth ayes. With the Rapid Transit Commis
sion in a. dominating position, under the terms
of the bill, it la reasonable to assume that the
first move v.y this company will be for the on
gineers under the direction of President Cassatt
to submit tentative plans to the Rapid Transit
Commission for their consideration. Just how
lone it will be before those plans will be ready
It is impossible to Bay at the present time.
Philadelphia, April 13 (Special).— The execu
tive officers of the Pennsylvania Railroad are
still awaiting the detailed report of the en
gineers having in charge .the tunnel Work in
New-York. Until that is received and carefully
gone over plans will not be made known.
DVTY OS /.'"'■
Washington. April 15.— Having heard that offi
cials of the Treasury Department had Intimated
that under the statutes the Rochambeau statue
<■<>;-...'. not be admitted to this country free of duty.
M. l: -■:'•>■'. chancellor of the French Embassy.
called to-day to make inquiries into th« matter, as
a result or which he was chagrined to lean; that
the duty to be required amounts to approximately
MUM. On meeting the custom officials he expressed
the firm belief that there could not be a legal re
striction Imposing tariff duty on a work of art
which was being presented to the government of
the United States for the beautiflcation of the cap
ital. In regard to the point that this statue, is to
be a gift to the United States, he circumstance
which led M. Eoeufvt to believe that there could
be no possible difficulty about landing the statue
free of duty. ofllcials declare that in no exception
of the custom law is provision made to exempt a
national present from assessment. M. BoeufvG
was informed of this state of affairs, and was dis
couraged in more than one way in his hope that
some steps might be taken to avoid the payment of
duty on the riochambeau statue. He departed from
the Treasury Department much disappointed, al
though it is his intention to take the matter ofil
clally before the. Secretary of State to-morrow,
thiough whom the Treasury Department will be
requested to waive the regulation and permit the
•tatue to be entered on the free list. This action,
officials say, is not warranted under the circum
stances, and it seems to Vie definitely settled that
the persons Interested In th* erection of the statue
will have to appeal to Congress for provision to
pass It through the New-York Custom House when
it arrives this week. It was an oversight in draft
ing the resolution authorizing this government to
accept the statue that has caused the awkward
conditions to arise. Undoubtedly, had the customs
laws been thought of at the time, enough money
would have been appropriate/ to pay the tariff
duty or the Collector at New- York would have
been authorized to admit the statue on the free list
by special act of Congress
Paris, April 15.— At a Cabinet meeting held at the
Elys£e Palace to-day the Foreign Minister, M. Del
rass6. communicated to his colleagues the text of
the letter from President Roosevelt inviting Presi
dent Loubet In the most cordial terms to send
representatives to attend the Inauguration of the
Rochambeau monument at Washington on May 24.
He said the Krenrh Ambassador at 'Washington.
Jules Cair-bon. had been instructed to express to
President Roosevelt the warm thanks of President
Loubet and the government of France, and to In
form the President that a mission, consisting of a
general an admiral and other officers, will be sent
to the United States on board French warships.
Orr,ncr. April 15 (Special).— At the annual meeting
of the Christian Endeavor Union of the Oranges
tart night in the Oranpe Valley Consregational
Church these officers were chosen: President.
Augustus W. Abbott, of th» First Presbyterian
Church: vlc*-pre«i(Jent, th*» Rev. Charles B. Bullard.
Df the Elm wood Presbyterian Church: recording
tecretary. Mrs. O. Stanley Thompson, of the Orange
Valley Congregational Church; corresponding sec
retary. Miss Sadie T. 0<2e.11. of the Grove Street
Congregational Church, and treasurer. Elmer Con-
Sit, of the St. Cloud Presbyterian Church.
of the
Including also pome
Very Rich Art Treasures
belonging to the dissolved firm of
at their former store,
I splendid opportunity to buy rare Persian Rugs
and Art Objects at your own price.
In the stock are numerous Rugs of unusually
txquislte pattern. Teakwood Furniture, French
Bronzes and Art Objects, in varied and at
:ractive form
K7l American Man's Whiskey % I
fsal ■ I Trad*— 4l-Mnj-lc * ■LjLJ
Every American If euppo»e<S to be a GENTLEMAN".
He »lwr*ye wants the ben he can (ret. That la why be
«r«nt» "41."
Oroc^r and TVlne Merchant. 41 A «3 VESET ST. N. T.
Albany. April 15.-Covernor Odell signed to-day
several acts of importance, and almost completed
his work In the examination of the Mils left in his
hands by the legislature. Among the bills signed
was Senator Slater's Employers' Liability act. a.
measure favored by the Federation of Labor. The
bill Is to go into effect on July 1. 190Z It provides
that where personal injury is caused to an em
ploye by reason of any defect in the machinery
use* in the business of the employer, the" employe
shall have the same right of compensation and
remedies against the employer as if the employe
had not been in the service of the employer. The
act also Implies that no action for recovery of
compensation for injury under the act shall be
maintained unless notice of the time, place and
cause of the Injury is given to the employer within
120 days, and the action is begun within one year
after the occurrence of the accident.
The Governor also signed Assemblyman Morgan's
bill conveying the Brooklyn Library to the bor
ough of Brooklyn <*nJ creating a board to manage
it as a free public library. This bill was opposed
by ex-Controller Bird S. Coler and others. The act
provides that Mayor Low. Controller Grout and
President Swanstrom. together with twenty-two
additional persons, eleven to be appointed by
Mayor Low from the trustees of the Brooklyn Li
brary, and cloven from the directors of the Brooklyn
Public Library, shall constitute "a body politic and
corporate under and by the name, of the Brooklyn
Public Library, for the purpose of constructing
and maintaining libraries and a free public library
system In the borough of Brooklyn." The corpora
tion is authorized to manage- the Carnegie libraries.
The bill Fays the entire amount of any annual
appropriation by the Board of Estimate and Ap
portionment of New-York fcr the conduct of free
public libraries in the borough of Brooklyn shall
be disbursed by the corporation created.
Governor Odell signed also Assemblyman Kel
pej's important bill authorizing the Dock Depart
ment or New-York to acquire the wharf property
from the southerly side of Bloomfleld-st to the
northerly side of West Twenty-third-st.. North
River. The bill says:
It shall not be unernruiry for 'he s.iid Commls
sioner of Docks :<> make any attempt to agree
with the owners of any such property rights, terms,
easements, privileges, uplands or lands underwater
upon a price for the same, before commencing the
pro-codings authorize! by Section 522 of this act in
a prodding brought for ;he acquirement of any
such wrmrf properly the title shall vst in the city
of New-York four months after the filing In the
office of the clerk of the Supreme Court in the
Flr*t Judicial District Of the oaths of the Com
missioners of Estimate and Assessment in said
jiro -eedir.g appointed.
Albany. April IS. -Governor Odell to-night made
Public the flnn.l statement regarding his veto of
the nmarti anti-dance hall bill supplementary to
the first announcement a week ago. He said this
- While I would like to approve this bill, because I
believe the acts complained of should be Prohibited
and prevented, yet th- opinion submitted to me
by the Attorney-General must govern my action
It seems to me. however, that the police power al
readv lodged in tho city of New-York Should be
sufficient to bring about the relief desired.
The bill in Question was aimed at that part of
West One-hundred-and-tenth-st. known as "Little.
Coney Island." It was declared unconstitutional by
the Attorney-General.
Albany. April la.-Among the bills made laws to
day by Governor Udell's signature were the fol
Senator BUber*-*. amending the Xw-Tort char
ter by authorizing the College of theCltj «** w -
Yrrk to t>articil>ate in the excise fund belonging to
said ci?v P and creating • retirement fund therefrom
for the benefit of the supervising officers and teach-
Cr at S o a r d ßra^lu's. amending the stock corpora
tion law with re^pecf to guarantees by stock com
panies which may absorb similar corporations.
Senator Davis' i. abolishing the office of coroner
In Erie County and creating instead the office of
county medical examiner. creating a court for the
Assemblyman G. Davis's. creating a court for the
trial of juvenile offenders in New-York Ut}.
Albany. April 15.-The bill of Senator Green per
mitting savings banks to invest in the bonds of
Los Angeles. Cal.. was signed by the Governor to
day. In approving the measure Governor Odell
I have reached the conclusion that so far ■■« the
bonds of the city of Los Angeles are «••. «mod
they are an absolutely safe investment ■■•• pavings
banks. While Hie approval of the executive com
mittee of the Savings Banks Association Is not a
prerequisite to favorable consideration, yet I should
have preferred to have had their approval of the
measure. In view of the fact, however, that they
were divided In their opinion, and as the result of
Investigation made by me personally, 1 have con
cluded to approve the bill.
Trenton. X. J.. April IS CBpedsJ).— Chancellor
Magic granted nn order to-day restraining the
Pressed Steel Car Company from carrying out
a plan to purchase the property of McCord
Brothers, at Haajewlach. near Chicago, pending
a return of the rule, which will be h^ard by him
on April 2R.
The proposition which the company was en-
Joined from carrying out. It is charged, was to
take $.W>.ooi> from its treasury and turn it ovr
to a new company to be formed to take over the
business and property of McCord Brothers. The
p rPRSP( 3 pteel Car Company was to receive
$KOOOOO nf the stock of tbe new corporation,
which was to he (1^50.000. and McCord Brothers
wer to receive the rest of this stock for a con
tribution in cash to V.c made by them. The new
company was not to acquire the land or mills of
McCord Brothers, but all the money contributed
was to be paid to thorn for material said to be on
hand. The new corporation, according to the bill
of complaint, was to be put under an obligation
to the English owners of the McCord plant to
pay them a rental of |OOt,OQO a year for five
The proceedings were begun by Robert W*iee
\an and John R. Deacon, of Jersey City, and
Jacob Rubino, of Healing Springs. Va.. stock
holders of the Pressed Steel Company. The bill
sets out that this company was incorporated
in January. 1599. with a capital stock of $25,
000,000. soon afterward acquiring plants at Mc-
Kee's Rock. Plttsburg and Allegheny, Perm..
and Jollet. 111. Before February. 1901. the bill
alleges, the company, by the mismanagement of
its directors and officers, became heavily In
volved, and was obliged to meet promisory notes
by a mortgage for $5,000,000 on all its prop
erty. There remains outstanding of these notes,
it is said. $4,rioo,oort. The business, the bill
says, has proved to be very iarge, and under
proper management profitable, but, it is said,
the proposed purchase of the McCord plant,
which is In a swampy and deserted spot, and
has never been a paying enterprise, is a viola
tion of the agreement <>* the stockholders among
themselves, and is an unlawful and fraudulent
diversion by the directors of the funds of the
Pressed Steel Company to purposes not con
templated by the stockholders and not within
the powers delegated to the directors.
Albany, April 15.— Governor Odell to-day vetoed
two Assembly bills authorizing the construction
of dams across the Hudson River at Thurman.
Warren County, and at Johnsburg. Warren County.
He held that the bills granted franchises without
exacting a proper compensation.
The Governor also vetoed Senator Bracken's bill
which refunded certain taxes alleged to have been
erroneously paid by the First National Bank or
Balls! Spa to the town of Milton and the vil
lage of BalhUon. The Governor held that the as
eessment had been properly made, and its refund
ing would have been iIU-sai.
Albany. April IS (Special).— Governor Odell has
gre.Ttly reduced the expenses of the State since
the legislature adjourned. To-day he vetoed
Items in the Appropriation act. the Supply bill
and the Supplemental Supply bill amounting to
(372.900. Previously he had vetoed appropria
tions amounting to .<4.".n..^N». The total saving
to date therefor^ amounts to $832,000. The
Governor even strikes out an appropriation for
his own executive department. It read:
For the Governor, for the expenses of confi
dential investigations, $2,000, or so much there
of as may be necessary.
The Governor thus comments upon this ap
I know of no u. c e for this money. The amounts
appropriated for executive use are sufficient
without this.
Then the Governor cuts out $250,000 of the
appropriation of the State Commission in
Lunacy. This appropriation read:
For the support and maintenance of the State
hospitals, other than salaries and wages of of
ficers and employes, pursuant to the provis
ions <if the Insanity law and the amendments
thereof. $2fi0,000, or so much thereof as may
be necessary, to be paid from the moneys re
f.-iv. <i f'l" l>o;ird and care of private patients,
sale of farm products and other miscellaneous
receipts of said hospitals.
The Governor's comment on this appropria
tion Is:
I am convinced that this Item Is unnecessary,
and the form of this appropriation is so elastic
that the money can be used for such a variety
of purposes as to be liable to abuse. Such ap
propriations should be made direct, and should
not I" 3 included In such form in the Supply bill.
There is a balance in the treasury of the lunacy
commission for maintenance, salaries and build
ings, which seems to mo to be ample for the
present year. Aside from this. I am convinced
th:it the recent amendments to the lunacy laws
will result in economies that will render the Item
Somp of the other items disapproved by Gov
ernor Odell arc as follows:
Appropriation Bill— Forest, Fish and Game
Commission. $8,300, and Superintendent of Pub
lic Works for clerk hi'-e, etc, $2,600.
Annual Supply Bill— For publishing l.noo
copies, of the McKinley memorial. $5,000; for re
pairing the Chemung Canal. In Corning, $10,000,
and for furnishing copies ot the Blrdaeye He
vised Cf de to officials, $20,000.
Miscellaneous- For State Superintendent of
Kleetions for salaries of deputies. $10,000.
The majority of these appropriations are
vetoed because the improvements may be made
under other appropriations, or because the Gov
ernor believes they arc absolutely unnecessary.
In tho case of the Superintendent of Elections
he says: "There seems to be no reason why
this amount should be added, when appropri
ation has already been made for this purpose."
Indianapolis. April 15.— The seventh annual con
vention of the National Association of Manufactur
ers was called to order to-day In the Hall of Repre
sentatives, State House, by D. M. Parry, of Indi
anapolis. He Introduce I \V. H. Hart. State Auditor,
who made the address of welcome for the State. in
stead of Governor Durbln. who Is now engaged In
a prison Investigation at Michigan City. Th* wel
come from the city of Indianapolis was extended
by Mayor Charles a. Book waiter.
The large delegation from the Eastern State*. In
cluding the majority of the members of the as
sociation In Philadelphia, arrived this morning. In
this party were President Search. Charles A.
Schloren. of New-York City, treasurer, anil Ed
ward 11. Sanborn. of Philadelphia, general manager.
The Toledo. Ohio, delegation, already here, will be
reinforced to-morrow by Mayor Jones and several
other business men, all bent on taking the next
national convention to Toledo. Ro far it Is Toledo
against New-Orleans for the next convention.
After the welcome and the responsive addresses
were concluded President Search read his annual
In his annual report— the sixth he baa presented
President Theodore c. Beareh, of Philadelphia,
called attention to the declining exports of Ameri
can manufactured products, and urged manufact
urers not to neglect their foreign customers In tht*
< ra of extraordinary borne demand, l«st in times of
depression they should flnd their fop-iKii tr.cie .:•
stroyed and no export outlets for the surplus of an
overstocked home m.tiki t
Afsuminur the doubtful chances of any action on
the pending treaties of reciprocity with France
and Argentina, be urged "that further development
of the reciprocal trade idea depended upon the pos-
Blbllitles of special legislation like that for which
the proposed concession to Cuba affords a prece
dent. Mr. Senrch «ald:
The concrete proposition which now confronts us
appears to me to be about like this: I? It feasible,
safe and expedient to undertake to adjust our com
mercial relations with other nations by means of
sjie i;ii legislation, dealing with ench particular
case, or Li it preferable from all potato of view to
seek the same way by delegating to the executive
arm of the government the power to negotiate In
ternational agreements for reciprocal concessions?
'Mir treatment of the Cuban problem furnishes the
precedent for the new departure In reciprocity; bui
while we recognize certain obvious advantages In
this plan we must not close our eyes to the dan
that Me in s'n h a course. \\f must recognize
that such :t method of pro<?edure practically Invites
a continuous tinkering of the tariff, the possibilities
of which we can view only with distrust and alarm.
Concerning Isthmian canal projects Mr. Search
took the position that the people really care little
whether the Panama or the Nicaragua route ahould
be chosen, so long a.<= some decisive action should be
taken by Congress which would advance the matter
to the point of :v-tu,-'.l undi rtaklng of the construc
tion of an Interoceanic waterway.
The attention „f the association was directed to
the pending eight hour bill and the "anti-injunction
bin," both of which Air. Search said very gravely
concerned the interests of the manufacturers of the
country, nnd should not be permitted to become
Ihws without having been mo.st carefully consid
ered in their bearing upon manufacturing interests.
'"omrnercla! education bus discussed at Consider
able length, and Mr. Search recommended that the
association should consider the feasibility of organ
izing a system of examination and certification of
commercial students upon their completion of pr--
scribed courses of study, or the establishment of
correspondence courses of Instruction as alternative
plans to meet the prevailing desire for larger facili
ti.-s for Instruction In ♦practical business methods,
more particularly those entering into International
Mr. Search discussed with much emphasis the
needs of the association as demonstrated by the six
years of his presidency. H«» said that the prevail
ing prosperity of the manufacturers and the con
centration of their attention upon the problems of
extraordinary business activity made It exceedingly
difficult to command their support of such broad
work as that for which the association was formed.
The greatest n-ed of the organization was a larger
Income with which to carry on the increasing vol
ume of work, nnd he advocated the Increase of ttie
annuai fee from $.V) to JlijO.
Mr. Search explained that his retirement from
the presidency did not mean any rellnnulshment of
his active Interest In the association, but was due
solely to his desire to be relieved from the arduous
work of the position and to the increasing demands
of bin private business Interests.
Paterson, April 15 (Speoi.il). —Alexander Scaze
letta. the Italian who caused a sensation at
the county jail yesterday by showing that he
was alive as he was being carried out in a
coffin, is now on his way West by the Erie
Railroad, having left behind him a trail of ter
ror. The man is ;i lunatic. This morning he
started to break everything in his own house
and beat his wife until she was almost insensi
ble. He ran away when neighbors broke into
the house and rescued the woman.
The next heard of him was at the house of
Angelo Dumorio. at No. 14 Elllson-st. No
si-rner had he entered the house than he seized
an eipht-monihs-ohl child, who was playing on
the floor, and began to choke him. The Infant
was insensible when he was wrenched from the
man's grasp by the mother. It took Dr. Ritter
half an hour to resuscitate the child.
Scazeletta then went to tho Erie Railroad sta
tion and entered the advertising car of the Fore
paugh-Sells circus. H.? frigntened the advertis
ing man nearly out of his wits by cutting loose
In the car and tearing up all the posters he
could find. Then Pcazeletta Jumped on the Buf
falo Express and was whisked out of town.
Washington. April 15.-Debate on the Chinese
Exclusion bill, which has been running in the Sen
ate two weeks, was practically closed to-day, and
voting on the bill and amendments will begin at
1 o'clock to-morrow. By general consent a vote
was taken to-day on two important amendments
offered by Mr. Fairbanks, of Indiana, striking out
the definition as to Chinese students and teachers,
and they were agreed to without division. These
changes were made with a view to reconciling
some of the opposition to the measure, which has
been directed against the rigid restrictions on
students and teachers, and the unnecessary incon
venience this would impose on the educated Chinese
classes coming to this country. It is generally
believed that the bill as amended to-day will pass,
and that in this shape the measure will be accept
able to the House. The effect of the amendments
thus far made will be to make the present law less
drastic, and permit freer access to the United
States- to Chinese of the better class, particularly
merchants, teachers, students, etc.
To-day's debate was notable for the reason that
two experienced members of the Senate or op
posite parties made the most pretentious speeches
since their advent to the chamber on th.- same
side of the question- Mr. Heltfeld. of Idaho, and
Mr. Penrose. of Pennsylvania. Mr. Heitfeld opened
the discussion with a clear and lucid exposition of
the Issues involved from the point of view _of the
Pacific Coast section, which views the Chinese
question as a new race problem of a serious
character, and surprised everybody with tne
fluency of his diction and the logic of his reason
ing. Mr. Penrose. who is In charge of the bill,
also was a revelation of readiness and n!mhlene«s
In debate, as well as the comprehensive grasp or
the whole subject, historically and industrially,
which his speech displayed.
Mr. Hettfeld maintained that the friends of ex
clusion wanted a measure that would actually ex
clude. The severity of the bill was the only argu
ment used against it, but experience had shown
that stringent restriction was essential If there
was to be any effective exclusion. Mr. Heitfeld
said the hearings had disclosed that some o. those
opposing the pending bill aimed not only against
this particular measure, but sought to break down
the policy of exclusion.
Mr. Penrose declared that the only means of se
curing effective exclusion -was through the Senate
bill or that passed by the House, and he character
ized the other measures as subterfuges emanating
from those opposed to exclusion. The principle of
exclusion had become a national necessity. he said
for the protection of the American home and
family and for the preservation of American civil
ization. He maintained that commercial expansion
in the Pacific would in no way b« retarded by the
exclusion of a non-assimilative people like the
Chinese. Our commerce had steadily Increased in
the period of exclusion, and In ISO 7. when the regu
lations were most rigid. it was double th»» amount
of the period preceding exe'usion. Senators would
deceive themselves, he said. If they believed a
simple extension of the present exclusion law
would meet the necessities of the situation. If
effective exclusion was not provided now a demand
would com.- not only from the Pacific Coast, but
also from th.< entire country, which would over
whelm the opposition to exclusion, and would re
sult In a more drastic law than the one now pro
Mr Turner of Washington, spoke In favor of the
hill, and Messrs. Pritchard. of North Carolina, ami
Spooner •■: Wisconsin, In opposition. Mr. Turner
asserted that politics had crept into the discussion,
and that most of the members of the majority
were opposed to the bill. This brought out a sharp
rejoinder from Mr. Spooner. who maintained that
politics had not figured In the discussion, and that
the opposition to the present bill was due entirely
to its conflict with the treaty, and not because of
any opposition to Chinese exclusion, which was an
established doctrine of the government.
Washington. April 15.— agreement in confer
ence ... the Senate amendment providing for the
restoration of the pneumatic tube service in con
nection with the postoillces in the large cities,
assures the extension of this service to New-York.
Following is toe language of the law which has
Just been enacted:
For the transmission of mall by pneumatic tubes
and other similar ices, <.'••< or so much thereof
as may be necessary, and the Postmaster General
la hereby authorized to enter Into contracts for a.
period not exceeding four years, after public adver
ts-. in once a week for a period of six consecutive
weeks in not eaa than five newspapers, one of
which ■hail be published in each city where the
Venice Is to be performed
That th( cortracta for this service shall be sub
ject to the provisions of the postal laws and reputa
tions relating to the letting of mall contracts.
except as herein otherwise provided, and that no
advertisement ."hall issue until after a careful in
vestigation shall have been made as to the needs
and practicability of such service, and until a favor
able report, in writing. shall have been submitted
to the Postmaster General by a commission of not
less than three expert postal officials, to be named
by him: nor ahall such advertisement Issue until in
the Judgment of the Postmaster General the needs
of the postal service are such as to Justify the
expenditure involved. Advertisements shall state
In general terms only the requirements of the ser
vice and in form calculated to invite competitive
That the Postmaster General shall have the right
to reject any and all bid*: that no contract shall be
awarded except to the lowest responsible bidder,
tendering f-.ill and sufficient guarantees, to the
satisfaction of the Postmaster General, of his abil
ity to perform satisfactory service, and such guar
antees shall include .an approved bond In double
the .mount of the bid.
That no contract shall he entered Into in any city
for the character of mail service herein provided
which will create an aggregate annual rate of ex
penditures. Including necessary power and labor to
operate the tubes and all other expenses of such
service, in excess of 4 per centum of. the. gross
postal revenue of said city for the last preceding
fiscal year.
That no contract shall be made In any city pro-
ling for three miles or more of double lines of
tube which shall Involve an expenditure In excess
Of $17,000 per mile per annum, and said compensa
tion .shall cover power, labor and all operating ex
That the Postmaster General shall not. prior to
June 30. liK> ». enter Into contracts under the pro
visions of this act Involving an annual expenditure.
in the aggregate in circus of $SiV>.rtflO. and thereafter
only such contracts shall be made as may from
time to time be provided for in the annual appro
priation act for the postal service; rind all pro
visions of law contrary to those herein contained
are repealed
Plans for 'he pneumatic tube service In this
city have already been mapped out, and It Is
Intended that the new system shall include every
station this side of One-hundred-and- 1
st., so that a letter may be sent from the central
station to any part of Harlem within seventeen
The line of double tubing will be iwenty-three
miles In length. Including all branch dues. From
th.- General Postofflce the main line will extend
across to and up Wist Broadway as far as Canal-
Bt., where it will switch into Oreene-st., going as
far as Eighth-st; thence over to Flftkv-ave., up to
Twenty-third-st., over to Sixth-aye.. up to Forty
tifth st.. over t.> and along Broadway to < 'olumbus
ave., and then In a direct line to One-hundr^d-nnd
twent> -lifth-st. Here it will go across town to
Thlrd-ave., down to Forty-fourth-st , over to the
(Jrnnd Central Station, where It will connect with
the old line, built in 1898. and going down Fourth
ave. almost In a direct line to the central station
again. Thus the entire system will form a grand
circuit, reaching every station In Manhattan, with
a branch over to Brooklyn.
\V. A. H. rtogardus. vice-president and general
manager of the Tubular Dispatch Company, ex
pressed his opinion yesterday that the laying of
this double line of tubes would require about two
years If this city's share of the appropriation were
sufficient to finish it.
C. VV. White, superintendent of general delivery,
said yesterday that the pneumatic service wouid
mean the saving of much time In delivery. Mall
could be sent down from the Grand Central Station
in nine minutes by the tube service, while wagons
required more than half an hour A letter mailed
at '.< o'clock In the morning, with a special delivery
Stamp, could be delivered before noon In any part
of Manhattan when the new- system was completed
This included tho time that the average letter lay
In the mail box before collected and the time re
quired for Its delivery.
Nearly one hundred and fifty members and guests
of the Hugruenot Society ot America enjoyed a
dinner last nl^ht. The society dined In the grand
salon at Delmonlco's. which was festooned with
bunting. A plenslng Incident of the evening was
the march of the colors. Preceded by two loving
cup bearers, eight members filed from the recep
tion room to the dais, carrying American. Hugue
not. German, Knglish, Italian, Swiss. Dutch and
Colonial flags. These colors represented the coun
tries which In the olden days offered refuge to
t-xiled Huguenots.
The ceremony of the loving-cup, adopted from
that in use In the French Hospital In I>indon since
171 S. followed. Frederic J. De Peyster, president
and toastmaster. after asking what the cup? .-..n
talned and receiving the response, "The choicest
wine of France." said:
"I Invite you to drink with us to the memory of
our Huguenot ancestors. I offer yor a warm "wel
come to this table from their descendants. Mem
bers of this society."
Mayor Low. who was to speak on "Our City and
The leading doctors say: "Ihere are more deaths caused by drugs thnr. disease; if every on<»
would keep his system fortified with an invigorating stimi:'ant ;ind leave druKS alone the death
rate would be lowered."
Statistics show- that these doctors are right, and this is why all leading doetwi prasa -
Duffy's Pure Malt Whiskey exclusively for Consumption. <;rip. Bronchitis. Asthma, Citarrh,
dyspepsia, nervous prostration, female troubles, sl-ep!essn-=-ss md weakness from whatever
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vigorates the brain and strengthens the system so it throws off disease; It kills the germs.
Mrs. Matida Watts, who is 63 years of age, says Duffy's Pure Malt Whiskey cured her of
grip and has kept her strong and well.
"I suffered terribly with the grip and trud every known i—gty Charges o f weather
always found me in bed. and I often felt as if Ufc was not worth the living. Picking up a news
paper one day. I read of the great benefit derived from tr.e use cf Duffy's Malt WsJsfcey, and
sent for a bottle. The beneficial effects were almost instantaneous. The terrible lassitude with
which I had suffered so long disappeared. I was completely cur^d and hart (cM no bad after
effects and to-day. at the age of «.''.. I fell as though I was only ;?«>.
"Mrs. Matilda Wnrrr. J>4 W 4<>th P. . X. y. p."
If you wish to keep young, strong and vigorous and have on your che*-k rh» glow of pjsjfcaj
health' take DI'FFY'S PT'RE MALT WHISKEY, regularly, a tablespuonfu! in half a glass of
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tern with drugs, they poison the system and depress the heart.
Quinine depresses the heart, while DUFFY S
PURE MALT WHISKEY tones and invigorates
the heart action and purifies th" entire system.
Write us and state your case. It will cost you
nothing for advice.
Be Pure you X»t th» genuine. See that the
Chemist.* Head is on the label and the ttUMC
"Duffy's Malt Whiskey Company" is blown in
th*> bottle. Imitations and substitutes nre dan
gerous and injurious. Duffy's Pure Malt Whis
key is sold by druggists and grocers or direct
for $1.00 per bottle.
FREE— Metllcal booklet containing symptoms
and treatment of diseases and convincing testi
monials, together with doctor's advice sent free.
AUo two game counters for whist, euchre. etc..
which are a great novelty, sent free on receipt
of four cents to cover postage. Duffy's MnM
Whiskey Company. Rochester. N. Y.
La Beaute Corsets,
$3 and Higher.
A new corset made expressly for the Simpson Crawford
Co. store, and controlled for this territory exclusively by us.
A corset that would just bridge the gulf between the good
low priced and the very £ood high priced has long been
sought by many women. One, while possessing all the
virtues of the highest cost, yet would be moderate in price.
This happy medium will be found in the La Beaute Corsets.
They possess not only correct style, but the virtues ot grace
and comfort to the highest degree They come in styles
sufficient to provide each woman with the sort best adapted
to her figure. This new corset bids for your attention with
the strongest kinds of merits— and we feel sure will at once
win the unqualified approval of the wearer.
The finest qualities of imported contil and batiste enter
into their manufacture, and only the purest and best whale
bone is used. We cannot demonstrate by argument how
good they are. One glance and one trial will attest to then
substantial qualities oi excellence. Prices from $3.00 up.
(Second Floor, Frqpt.t
To Day Offer Three
Specially Strong Values
From Their
Silk Department:
Several thousand yards of Crepe de Chine. 24 inches
wide complete assortment or street and evening shades, „
actual value $1.00 the yard >^>
Several thousand yards of Pongee Silk, now in the 111 1
of fashion, 31 inches wide, a very superior quality, se!!s regu
larly in other good stores at $1.00 the yard, special „
here at
Several thousand yards of" Black Italian Tatieta, superior
quality, which we recommend for wear, value 85c the ,«
yard, special at
(Main Flot. Rrtur.rta <
Prompt Attention Assured All M:iil Oldeis.
Sixth Avenue, 19th to 20th Street.
The latest improved form> of "The Fasso
Corset" are now shown for Spring wear, in a
variety of models, which can be fitted to most
figures without the necessity of alteration.
Its Huguenot Founders." was not present. H.imil
ton W Mabie spoke on "Hospitable Foreign I-.mds
and Our Country"; Dr. D. R St. John HOWS re
sponded to "The Union of the Dutch and French."
and Edmund Clarence Steriman responded to •Our
Guests." The Rev A. V. Wittm->vr, founder of
the society, said grace.
A chambermaid In the Holland House Is richer by
$200 than, she was a few days ago. because she
turned over to the housekeeper an emerald ring
which she found In one of the chambers. The ring
belonged to Mrs. Robert S. McCbrmlck, «if,- of the
United States Minister to Austria, and it wtis re
covered and the maid was rewarded by cable.
Last Thursday, while preparing to >;.> to break
fast with Mr. and Mrs. Choate at the American
Embassy at London. Mrs. McCormick missed the
ring for the first time. Her in.ii.l did not remember
packing It when they left th.' Holland House for
Europe, and on a venture a cable message was sent
to the hotel describing the ring. In a few hours
the Holland House answered that the ring had been
found and would be sent at once. Mrs. McCor
mick cabled back a reward of $200 for the finder.
The ring, which she prized greatly, la worth be
tween 12.000 and 13.000.
" The Old Reliable."
A monument of
of which America
may well feel proud.

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