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IANI NEW-YORK BILLS.
Measure Regulating Long Island
Fares Among Them.
lET TKLEGHArH TO THE TRIBCNE.)
Albany. Feb. 2.— A number of measures of
considerable Importance to New-York City and
its vicinity were introduced to-day. Notable
among these was the bill regulating: the fares
on the Ix>ns Island Railroad, which was forecast
la the dispatches of Tuesday. The bill, as in
troduced by Senator Keenan. forbids railroads
It; Kings. Qu*enp, Suffolk and Nassau counties
from charging higher passenger faros than they
Old prior to January 1. Equally disagreeable to
the Lons Island Railroad is a measure permit
tins the Montauk Indians to bring an action
for th« recovery of certain lands, now In control
of the railroad and valued at 1500.000. for which
it is alleged the Indians never received proper
compensation.
Assemblyman Ellis has amended his bill pro
hibiting an extension of the elevated line
through Bronx Park, by stipulating that no such
extension should be made without the consent
of the- Mayor and three-fourths of the Board of
Aldermen. Lawrence Veiller. of the City Club,
has charged that this Mil contain* a joker re
pealing all park laws. Mr. Ellis denies this, but
admit? he has, in his amendment, made no at
tempt to meet this objection. There will be a
hearing on this measure before the Assembly
Railroad Committee on Wednesday. February
15.
A telephone measure put in by Assembly
man Byrne, of Kings, provides that In New-
Tork City the rate for five minutes' conversa
tion at a par station shall not exceed 10 cents,
and to subscribers not more than seven cents
•where they have a contract for not exceeding
1.000 messages, nor six cents whej-e their con-
Tract does not exceed 1.500, nor five cents where
it Is for any larger number. Tin* applies, of
course, to local calls.
An obviously bad bill designed to break down
the little virtue left in the laws regulating pro
motion in the police force was introduced by
Assemblyman T. F. Matthews, providing that
when an application is made by a member of
the Police or Fire Department for promotion the
investigation of the applicant's record shall not
go back further than three years. Behind that
the applicant's record is not to injure him, so
that a Fort of statute of limitations is created
for policemen whose past has been shady.
In line with this is a bill put in expressly for
the benefit of George Blair, -who was dismissed
from the Charities Department by ex-Commis
sioner Homer Folks on charges of misappro
priation of funds and other derelictions and sub
sequently reinstated by the courts. The bill
proposes to give Blair $2,500 when he satisfies
the Controller of "the extraordinary amount of
time and money expended by paid Blair to be
restored to his position, from which he was ille
gally removed."
A measure interesting in view of the tragedy
attending the adulteration of cheap whiskey
■»vsth wood alcohol in New-York City last
autumn was introduced by Hi— iiililj limn Mon
roe. The bill taxes all sellers one-third of the
pri^e of ell alcohol sold, compels them to. report
to the State Department of Health monthly, and
imposes a fii*» of $50 for each violation of the
law.
GAS BILL LIKE REM SEN'S.
i "
Floating Around Albany Waiting
fora Sponsor.
[BT TELEGRAPH TO THE TBIBrXE.]
Albany. Feb. 2.— ln a form not essentially dif
ferent from last year the Remsen East River
<~r»s bill is at present here at the Capitol, and
its friends are hunting for pome rash member
who will introduce it. A Tammany member, As
semblyman Everett, is reported to have had it
fit one time, but his, friends advised him that it
was a dangerous thing to do, and it is believed
that he finally declined to put it in. Of course,
■Hilt one will be found to do it before long.
Possibly it will be secretly dropped in the box
this week. Jacob D. Remsen. of Brooklyn, who
Introduced It last year, was defeated at the polls
last fall, end this example has acted to deter
many from introducing it.
A RECORD DEATH RATE.
Largest Number in 1004 Ever Re
corded in State.
Albany. Feb. 2.-There were 141.CM deaths In New-
Tork State in 1504, according to th* report of the
Etat* Board of Health, the largest number ever
officially recorded. The death rate for each ore
thousand of population was 18.2, against an average
death rate for the last five rears of 17.2. There
were SBO deaths a day on an average through the
rear, seas** Sift m 1903. The year was throughout
one of large mortality; but the winter and spring
months were especially so. exceeding even that of
r J hST n T;/ he death* in July, wba. ,he diar
fa JrThe^r^T 8 r dinar i the highest death
.Pneumonia wat ?*? * of , th chief cause » of «»or
tal.ty i,. the eaxi, rart of the year; there were 8.600
th^vt a from this «iiu»e In th» first five months of
me >ear. 12 S per cent of the total deaths and 2.000
TnnJ-n ,? in ' h< ' " ame mm ' J »thi Of 1903.
Consumption caused over 14.000 death- or about
10 per cent of the total, and two deaths for each
one thousand of population, being near!? the £fme
wir 1 ?r;' Jln 2 V. It* mortality was highest In the
■^.r.^r and spring months, but I.OW to 1 400 deaths
occurred each month of the year. in the list
SBLBMTB £?ve beenVoOO d &th« from
£ons u mpUon in this State, and with little variation
between IMH and 14.000 deaths each year
A BEAR ADMIRAL
Of the Navy Gives Some Points on Coffee.
A naval officer of all men as a chance to be
come an expert on coffee, and when he talks
about It, naturally knows somewhat of his sub
ject.
A certain famous (now retired) Rear Admiral
whose name can be given by mall, on request.
Hays: w
"I have traveltd this wide world over from the
Arctic to the Antarctic, and have drank the best
coffee* ever grown on this continent, or in the
••■*. made by the beet chef*, and am an expert
coffee maker myself. .
'"Of late 1 noticed that th*re was something
wrong In my dietary and that I was suffering
from dizziness immediately after my coffee I
« becoming sadly constipated, something un
usual for me. I was avers* to thinking that
coffee was giving me so much inconvenience,
but I thought perhaps it would be best to reduce
Its strength, but it made no preemptible change
.'. my . <-*•.::. s
v "At last I thought I would venture to try
™» Food Co , 8 a preparation that I often
laushed a.t. as I read its advertisements. no I
j.urchased a email package, and followed the di
rection, explicitly and prepared my first cup I
was surprised to find that so far as taste was
factoo" feeling. The next morning I found that
my bowels wore moved normally, and as In days
when I wu younger, and in the prime of life
Next thing I noticed that when I sat down to
my morning paper, and later to mv mail, that
my bead and mind were much clearer than they
had been for a long time, and I had no feeling
of depression end lassitude. No on* could have
made me believe that a chang* from coffee to
so simple a liquid food could have produced such
a rapid and marked change in a person's condi
tion. It la now about three months since I be
gan to use Postum. I have never hankered after
coffee, do not want to see it. for I am in excellent
condition, no constipation, no indigestion no
dl2zinees, no dullness, and In fact feel like a new
man, and I attribute it to the change wholly
and I may say that I reel stronger than i did
three niontiifl ago. and at my age, 76. strength is
a much needed thing; in short, since I abandoned
coffee I am better natured. better conditioned
and better pleased than I have been for a long
time. The experiment I made with Postum cost
me fifteen cents, the beneficial results obtained
cannot be calculated in dollars «n<l cents. It
take* a little more time to make Posturn Coffee
than ordinary coffee, but I count in* difference
in time as naught In comparison with th* bene
fit* gained. I think I shall try Grape-Nuts next."
A "SMITH" BILL FOR ULSTER
Measure to Cut Off Last Available
County in Preparation.
|BT TELEORAPH T3 THK TRIBIM: J
Albany, Feb. 2.— The la?t of the measures de
signed to exclude New-York City from oxten
oions of its water supply system into nearby
counties !s at present being drafted by Assem
blyman Coutant. of Kingston, in Ulster Coun
ty. This bill, drawn exactly on the lines of the
Smith law of last session protecting DttXChesis
County, and the Apgar bills of this BeajsJon ap
plying to Putnam and Westchester counties, will
complete the Chinese wtill around New-York
City. It will be recalled that the po-called Burr
Commission report, which outlined a policy of
extending thr Oroton system, provided first for
extension through Dutches* and Putnam coun
ties. This was the immediate step. Subse
quently the tejiott recommended an extension
across the Hudson into Ulster County tapping
Esopua Creek, and other stream? coniinp down
from the Catakills, with the possibility of a
further extension to the Jieadwaters of Schoharie
Creek, a tributary of the Mohawk, risinp on the
northern divide of the Oatskills.
Assemblyman Ooutant's bill, \v)rcn drawn, will
Just meet this situation. It will exclude New-
York City, from the Catskill streams*, in Ulster
County, and leave only the Hudson River, and
the Great Lakes as available sources. More
over, it would close the door to any temporary
or immediate extension to meet the growtnp
crisis in the local conditions. Th* 1 name argu
ments that were advanced in favor of the
Dutchess County interests, when the Smith law
was passed last year will be urged In this case.
Mr. Coutant declare? that the Raniapo interests
in water systems In Ulster County have all
lapped, so that there can be no justice In rais
ing this familiar reason for objection.
After conference with the Governor and sev
eral talks with New-York City Republicans, As
semblyman Prentice to-ilay decided not to in
troduce any water bill at the present time. His
projected measure was in general terms like ihe
Agriew bill, which provides for a State commis
sion, but Mr. Prentice's bill was aimed to make
possible more immediate work than was thought
possible under the terms of the Agnew measure,
which provides a temporary commission to in
vestigate, report to the State legislature and
also examine the advisability of a permanent
.State commission to deal with the whole project
of water supply in the State, and also to com
pose the rival claims of locality ami city In
cases like the Dutchess County difficulty. It :s
assumed that the New-York Republlc.-in mem
bers will now agree upon some form of the idea
contained in the Agnew bill.
Assemblyman Wainwrlgtit. of Westchester,
v.-11l some time next week — possibly on Monday
night — Introduce a measure which will permit
the several cities and towns of Westchester to
tap any further extension of the New- York Ci<y
system on the general lines of the Hoston
metropolitan system. He anticipates that this
measure will not be opposed by the city govern
ment. Kino* it carries merely the furnishing of
water to tv.-o hundred thousand people i:i a
single county, many of which ;ir<> at present
supplied and will not need, for many yr>ars at
least, to rr-Bort to the New-York pipe lines: .
MAYOR TALKS OF WATER FAMINE.
"A Third Dry Summer Will Cause One Too
Horrible to Contemplate."
The Steubcn Boclety, composed' of former resi
dents of Steuben County now in this city, had Its
ninth annual dinner at Delmonico's last night, with
Mayor McClellan. J. Bloat Faesett. who represent
that section in Congress, and Recorder Thomas F.
Rogers, of, Corning, as its principal guest?.
Said the Mayor in part:
There are in New-York some needs for moral im
provement. But tha material necessities of New-
York are quite ao important as th<> moral. For five
yearn New-York lias been droping with more
or lees intelligence and Vigor to meet a situation
bound to come sooner or later — the failure, of its
water supply. For five years engineers have been
telling us that this water famine may come. They
are ln a position to declare that It Ik not an exag
geration to ssy that one dry summer will cause In
ennveniene, a second dry summer gr.»at dlPti">.-*
and a third a water famine too horrible to con
template.
I havK caused a bill to be Introduced In Albany
to give us a new system of water supply. Bssen
tlal features are home rule, speedy action ar.il non
partlsanshlp. We are menaced by th<* danger of
a State commission. I have no disposition to
cisc those who favor a State commission, but 1 ;im
certain that they are mistaken.
You from the up-State districts must ten them
what New-York is striving to accomplish. New-
York is not trying to interfere with any other
county. We are prepared to pay. and to pay well,
for ever>- inch we take from every other county.
Mr. Faesett and Recorder Rogers also spoke.
APPROPRIATION BILL.
Total Is $18,801,410, an Apparent
Increase of $000,000.
Albany, Feb. 2.— The annual appropriation bill
was Introduced in preliminary form In the Assem
bly |his morning by Chairman Rogers of the Ways
and Means Committee. In an explanatory ptato.
ment Mr. Rogers reported the total of this year's
bill st $18,891,413, as comparea with last year's total
of {1T.991.530. an apparent Increase ln direct appro
priations of over $900,000. The reappropriaUons art
less by about J70.000.
"The committee. In preparing this bill," paid Mr.
Rogers, "'has h^n mindful of the urgent need tor
economy, and yet it has be»n continually o)4gV 1 > T "
re-cognize the fact that New-York State is growing,
not only in wealth and population, but ateo with
broadening intelligence and philanthropy, which re
qulre increased appropriations for educational and
charitable, purposes. Tho total appropriations car
ried by the bill of 1904 were $17,991,330. in addition
to which th« roappropriations of unexpended bal
ances amounted t» $1"2,7i1. The bill now prew nted
to you carries appropriations for tho ensuing <i»r.ii
year of $18,881,419. an apparent Increase In direct
appropriations of $90u.085, whii« the reapproprlations
are $102.71?, a decrease of $70,038."
The chief item of increase is the Department of
Education, $3W»,840.
There has been a. reduction of between $30,000 and
$40,000 in the snlary and office - expenses, as com
pared with those of the two departments united by
the unification bill of last year, but an appropria
tion of $260,000 for non-resident tuition, which was
carried In other bills last year, has been brought
into the appropriation bill. The only actual In
crease is that of upward of $100,000 for State aid of
public schools.
THE CONFERENCE SECRET.
No Definite Action on Finances at
Albany Meeting.
,r.T TELEGRAPH TO THB TTUBIVK. |
Albany. Feb. 2.— No absolutely definite action was
agreed on by the conference which met at the
Executive Mansion last night to consider legisla
tion for raising more revenue by Indirect taxation.
Senator Raines. Speaker Nixon and Assemblymen
Rogers, Wade and Hooker' were present. Senator
Malby did not attend, as he was out of town. All
the members of th« conference. w»re hound to
eecrecy as to the result of the meeting, jtn.i Gov
ernor HiKgtns would rot discusa the subject to
day. While he. said that no definite ' action had
been agreed on. he also intimated that no further
conference might take place before some financial
measure was Introduced, leaving the Inference that
If a definite decision had not been made, certain
fairly well determined lines had been laid down
' Speaker Nixon, Senator Raines and Assembly,
man Rogers all left the city to-night, presumably
to go to New-York to talk over the situation with
ex-Governor Odell to-night, and with Senator Plutt
who will be In New-York on Saturday. Senator
Malby Is also reported to have on« to New-York
for this conference, the general Impression exists
here that the taxation plans have simmered down
to two scheme«-a flat mortgage tax of live mllhi
a year, such as was considered and furnished a
long fight a few years ago In Governor Odeir 8 first
administration, and the tax on stock trau-fers
Bfralnat which all the Wall Street Interests have
been lined tip in an opposition that has begun to
make Itself felt at Albany On on* of the?« "wo
measures it Ip believed the majority leaders will
agree to raise a revenue sufficient to meet a deficit
actual and prospective, of from *5.000.000 to $7 000©Oo'
NBW-YOBK DAILY TRIBUNE. PBIDAY. FEBRUARY 3. 1005.
HOSPITAJ, SITE REPORTS.
Nothing Sensational Disclosed — One
Favored Baker Farm.
[BY TEL33RAPH TO TUB TRIBUNE.] '
Albany. Feb. 2.— The much heralded reports in
the investigation of a site for a new hospital for
the State insane, which were rendered by experts,
and on which the Commission In Lunacy, decided
to purchase the farm of Isaac V. Baker, at Com
stock. In Washington County, were mad.!- public
to-day, and contained nothing of a 'sensational
character. It did appear, however, that aside from
Dr. Carlos F. Mac-Donald, of New- York, no one of
the five experts who examined the site specifically
recommended it over various other sites offered.
The other four— G. A. Smith. Charles W. Pilgrim
?«« 'A. W. Hurd. constituting one commission, and
(- . O. \\ agner, of the Jlinghamton State Hospital,
who mado a separate investigation— favored either
the Greenwich or Cambridge site and recommended
them over the Baker site. On the other hand, no
criticism of the, Baker farm from a sanitary point
of view was contained in the report, and, m fact
save possibly for the suggestion of inadequate
transportation facilities, no criticism whatever was
icunct. Dr. Mat Donald's advocacy of the Bite was
pronounced.
TO ELECT A REGEXT.
Dr. Vander Veer's Successor Will
Be Chosen Next Week.
[by tei.kuhaph to tiii: tribune.]
Albany, Feb. I.—T he Senate and Assembly will
elect a Regent of the University to succeed Dr.
Albert Vander Veer, of Albany, at a jotnt ses
sion next week. Dr. Vander Vet* is ineligible
for re-ele.-iion under the provision of the unifica
tion i. ill of last year, which enacted that until
every Judicial district In the Slate was repre
sented on the Board of Regents no member
should be elected from a district ulready repre
sented, as Charles S. Francis, of Troy, is also
from the Third Judicial District, Dr. . Vander
Veer cannot be re-elected
It «is repoitet] here that ex-Judge Loyal Ij.
Bhedden, of Plattsbunr, will be chosen to suc
ceed him. .Judge. Bhedden coiMa from the
Fourth District, whloh is at present unrepre
sented. Jl>' was formerly a county judge iv
Clinton, is a Republican, and i« »aid to have
given much attention to educational affairs.
Senator VVarnick to-day iritrotluced a bill re
ducing the number of Regents necessary to form
v quorum under the old law. When the Regents
numbered twenty three, cloven constitu.ed a
quorum, and this provision was not changed in
the new act. The Warnick bill tixes the number
uecessu.y for a quorum at .si_\.
DEWEY CHARGES CONSIDERED.
Library Committee of the Board of Regents
Reaches No Decision.
JBV TELEGRAPH TO THE TKIBUNE.J
Albany. Feb. 2.— The library committee of tint
State Board of Regents reached no decision this
afternoon in the case of Melvil Dewey, Director
of the State Library, who Is accused of issuing a
circular discriminating against the Hebrews as a
race in advertising the Lake Placid Club, of which
Mr. Dewey Is preside!! t. .
Louis- .Marshall, ;- who drew up the petition for
Mr. Dewey's removal, amplified the allegations In
the communication to the Ri gent? and declared
that it ( waa an injustice to retain an official who
wfiß unfair in his hotel business. Mr. Dewy in
reply admitted, th« facts, but held that the diFC-rim
inatlon was jus tina.ble. inasmuch as the . Lake
Placid Club was a private institution. Many doc
ument* bearing on the case were left with th«
committee, which consist* of Dr. Albeit Vunder
Veer, of Albany; St. ciuir McKelway.. of Brook
lyn, and Pliny T. Btaxton, of Palmyra. Another
meeting will be held, at which a report will be
formulated and the subject will be brought before
the Board of Jtegtntu *t its April meeting.
At to-day* meeting tl.e only question considered
was the charge of discrimination made In the com
plaint Of Air. Mursliuil. Any siueatlojia, Mich tut
the propriety on the part of Mi. Dewey of da
voting m portion of his time to th* club whll*. In
the service of the State, it is said, must be left for
the conaldaraUun of the board.
CANAL HEARING NEXT WEDNESDAY.
Albany, Feb. 2.— Attorney General Mayer to-duy
announced a hearing for nest Wednesday on thu
petition for permission to Institute an action in the
Supreme Court to tent the constitutionality of the
Barg« Can* l act of 190 S. The petitioner* will be.
represented by Ellhu Ror>t and ex-Chief Judge
Charles Andrew*, of the Court of Appeals. That**
seeking to uphold the constitutionality of th* act
will b* represented by John G. MJlburn and Ab ft [ &,
of B ffaV"' N>wyorl « *-'»<y. and Q*orge Clinton
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This enormous circulation is built upon editorial management
and liberal advertising. Every copy is bought to be read.
There is no other inducement.
The advertising columns are as carefully edited as those
of the editorial page. No doubtful, medical or liquor adver
tisements are ever found in its advertising columns.
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PHILADELPHIA. PENNSY LV A N I A
JUSTICE TO PHILIPPINES.
Secretary Taft Again Urges Reduc
tion of Tariff.
Washington, Feb. 2.— Secretary Taft has ad
dressed to Chairman Payn* of the House Com
mittee on Ways and Means an exhaustive state
ment of the reasons which impel him to urge
earnestly on Congress the passage at the present
session of the pending Philippine Tariff bill.
The Secretary's reasons are in substance as fol
lows:
Whatever ultimately will be done with the
Philippines, they are necessarily for the next
generation a part of the United States, and there
is no more reason for a tariff against them
than against Hawaii or Porto Rico or the Terri
tories. Under Spanish rule Philippine sugar had
a preferential rate of three cents a pound when
Imported Into Spain, while the Spanish govern
ment took ail of Its tobacco to supply the gov
ernment monopoly from Cuba and the Philip
pines. Now Spain buys in the cheapest market
and the Philippines have lost the Spanish trade.
The United States is under obligations to make
good this deficiency, which baa been made larger
by the increase of the import tax on sugar and
tobacco by Japan and Australia, thus reducing
the sales of the Philippines commodities Un
less the American tariff is reduced In favor of
the Philippines, the. law requiring the islands'
trade with the United Staets to be carried only
in American bottoms will be a great burden and
injustice to the Filipinos. Congress should make
good the heavy loss to the islands* revenues
caused by the repeal, at the demand of the
American farmer, of the export tax on hemp a
loss not made good by the return to the islands
of the Import duty on hemp collected in the
United States. ne
A total removal of duties on Philippine prod
ucts entering the United States Is not asked
for at this time, although it will be in 19(» when
an interval revenue system applied to the
islands probably will develop enough revenue to
enable them to have free trade. The opposi
tion to the reduction of the duties on sugar and
tobacco has been nursed by paid professional
agents Hrrulnt :ing misleading and unfounded
statements, which has now developed a decided
opposition to the bill by the representatives of
all the sugar and tobacco interests of the noun
try except Hawaii and Porto Rico The entire
present production of the Philippines would not
appreciably affect the American market if ad
mitted under the proposed rates Th. Philin
pine sugar land is limited; In not so good as the
Cuban land, and the truth is that the same land
will produce hemp, copra and rice much more
profitably than sugar, *o it is the height of ab
surdity to .suppose that, even with free trade in
sugar, with the United States, there would be
any considerable increase in the Philippine sugar
product. No Philippine tobacco of any kind i«
exported commercially to the United States and
only wrapper- and tillers are raised and the
tobacco cannot be laid down in New- York for
Inn than 7* cents a pound— considerably more
than the price for the superior Connecticut
wrapper— there is not the slightest danrei of
competition with the American .filler The
Philippine cigar cannot compete with Cuban
cigar, and Is not In the same class. The total
export of Philippine cigars to all countries was
only 105.000,000, whereas Amerlcnn produce*
7.000.000.CHH) cigars, so thai the suggestion of
competition is absurd. A 5O per cent reduction
of the tariff rates would not do the inlands the
slightest Rood, as has been proved by experience
with the •.;."! per cent reduction,
The Secretary, in conclusion, pleads for justice
for the Philippines. He supports his statement
by letters from Colonel Edwards, of the Insular
Bureau, and figures from Collector Col ton of
Hollo.
nipnewntotlv Williams, of Mississippi, intro
duced a bill to-day admitting all products of the
Philippine Islands free of tariff in port- of the
Philippines. 1 " ° f ce * PP ° rt auties ln th «
ix TUNNW. ix i no at.
Officials of Construction Company
Inspect Hurried Section.
A novel trip wag mad* yesterday afternoon In a
rudely constructed boat, manufactured for th
occasion, i.» inspect th. -.action of the E» s , Xl
tunnel Which wu« burned in the fire of uild ,.. „*f
Monday. OffletaU of the daemonic on . tr ? ctl »
Company, which i- building tho tunnel. mad- »,!!
trip. They had put the 0r« out by pumping 1...!
into the burning section, and this water had no
been pumped out. ; ' " c>l
The water being too deep to wade in. th* trin
y«*terda> wa« made in th« boat. The party ««
fifty feet und*r th* fmrfac* of the. Kant v « r Th«
only part of th* tunnol in which It wa* n*c*mtuy
to us* the boat was that to th« eastward of th«
tut air look, th« only part of th* tunnel which. had
been on fire. As the -fire was also confined to the
north tube of the tunnel, tho trip was* confined to
that section. . .
It was found that the fire had burned the 12 by 12
timbers In that section of the tube. These were
badly charred. It was also found that the lire
was entirely out. •
As the air pressure of 43.3 pounds had been con
stantly maintained while the fire was in progress,
no cave-in had occurred. The fire has damaged the
tunnel practically ■ not at all, and will not delay
construction. , '•*»" /■ "
ORDERS MACHINES Oil.
TO STAY. SAYS BELMOXT.
Says There Is Legal Right to Keep
Slot Apparatus in Subxcay.
Promisee of more complications between ttv-
Rapid Transit <"ommission and the fnterborough
Rapid Transit Company appeared at the commis
sion's meeting yesterday. A communication was
received from August Belmont. ln which he said ht>
did not agree with the commission regarding
weighing, slot and other machines ln tho subway.
The commission, on January 36, adopted a resolu
tion asking that company to take out all such
machines. Mr. Belmont replies that his counsel has
advised him that he has the right to maintain the
machines, and therefore he will not take th*m
out until advised to go po.
Controller Grout offered a resolution giving the
Interborough company one week to get th* ma
chines out. and declaring that If It did not do so.
counsel for the Rapid Transit Commission would
take legal steps to compel It to. This resolution
was adopted.
Mr. Belmonfs letter said in part:
The lease of the subway is silent on such matters,
but the right to maintain them is, we are advised,
one of the inducements to the lease of the. railroad
and its appurtenance?. We had. however, prior to
th* adoption of your resolution, directed that the
«ale of cigars or flowers be prohibited.
Th* .'lot and weighing machines, in our opinion,
do not in the slightest degree interfere with the
proper maintenance or line, of the stations or the
convenience of the passengers. On the contrary,
they are. patronized to a large extent by passenger's,
they occupy very little space and we see no reason
why they should be removed.
A communication was ordered to ne sent to Mr.
Belmont, asking him to tak« und<»r consideration
nnd reply to a report ft\ advertising signs in the
sobwmy, submitted to him about two months ago
by fblpf Engineer Parsons.
ALDERMEX v IX POINT.
Wording of the Oth-ave. Tunnel
Franchise Changed.
A resolution was adopted yesterday by the Rapid
Transit Commission, chunglng the wording of the
franchise for the Sth-ave. tunnel from Chrlstopher
st. to Mth-St. The amendment carries out the sug
gestion made by the Board of Aldermen on Tues
day, The changes are the Insertion in thr»® places
of the words, -an.i the President of the Borough "
in sentences which provide that the work shall be
done under th* direction of the RanM Transit Com
mission.
William Q. McAdoo. president of the company
which is to build Ins tunnel: Aldermen Sullivan
and Poult and President On- of the commission
went over the question. Kvldently the explanations
nil around were satisfactory, because th* Aldermen
left the meeting early. They mad* no statement.
HgOMMEIQ'
H CHAMPAGNE
ONE REASON WHY EMMERY CHAM
nl£*l** bZ V>HO D EMAND THE BEST -
PO™erVSvTK T ™ E COWERS of
I ".M.^lfcKY NEVER LOU tR THf IB
i\RD OF QUALITY TO JOIN THE RATT k
KOR GREATER PRODUCTION.
Yo\inger*s
Scotch Ale
-MONK BRAND 1 *
Imported la Btuo- Jur* *i»«« \'*9-\
.-an be had *t «rub». H->t«>
Cafes an<* from Importer* •»•
I>*al*r9 »-«3«raliv
Where Circulation
And Advertising
Qo Hand in Hand.
The sales •# th* Dally mi
Sunday Tribune fer January.
1005 were
52% MORE
than for January. lOOJ.
Advertising for the month mm
88,543 lines MORE
than In January, 199*.
A gain of 33°/o*
CHARGE MURDER TO HOCH
Poison in One Wife's Body Not fa
the Embalming Fluid.
Chicago. Feb. 2.— lndictment for murder will ie
asked for by Coroner Hoffman against J*ss»»
Hoch. the alleged poisoner of many wives.
-I am now in a position, to say positively that **•
embalming fluid injected into tie body of Mr%
Marie Welker Hoch did rot contain arMatc." »•!'*
the coroner to-day. Arsenic wa* not a ecu***"""*
of any of the drugs administered by th* physlcHa
who attended the won-, in before her death. Th*
fact Is that more than two and a half oune*« *■
poison were found in the organs. The o *** l
Jury will doubtless ho.d Hoch to the grana Jjr^
but If it fails to do so I will mya*lf hold nl«a u*l»r
my official prerogative."
STATE MEDICAL SOCIETY ELECTS.
Albany. Keb\ 2.— Thw Stat«» Medical Society to-d*T
concludt-d its annual nit sting and elected tie foto*-
Ing oßlctrs: President. Joseph D. Bryant, of J**»-
York; vice-president. H. R. Alaewvrth. of ******
secretary. F. C. Curtis, of Albany: treasurer. • C-
Ball, of Albany: legislative committee. Frank VM
Fleet, of New- York: A. O. Root, of Albany. •**
Ernest Wende. of Buffalo.
COURT OF APPEALS CALENDAR.
Albany. F«b. 2. -The Court of Appeal* c*l«ess*
for to-morrow follow*: Nos. •O.UIT. 70. IT2, '*
CITY MAY PURCHASE FERRY.
At a nicer of the directors or th* Union F*^
Company, which will >>* held next Tuesday «*
Wednesday, it is expected that a projxisltloa * s
b* received from the city for th« purchase of ••
property of th* company.

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