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WATER BILL CONFLICT.
MAY t BLOCK ALL ACTION. Mayor and Senate at Odds Over Provisions Regarding Power, IBT HtaMBSM TO THE TKIBfcXE.] Albarr. April 10.— A hitch of considerable Im portance has suddenly developed la the legis lative riotrrpss of Mayor McClellan's water bill. which threatens to bring the Mayor into con flict with the lee islat i:ro. The Senate Cities Committee to-day amended the bill by elim inating the prevision contained in the bill as it passed iho Assembly permitting the city to manufacture and sell power for lighting; and other purposes in connection with its water sup ply extension. This was done by the Senats Cities Committee after a conference held by Senator White with the Governor on the latter's cassation. A telegraphic, dippauh from the Mayor, protesting agaisist this change, was re ceived here, and the Governor made publio a letter In answer to this protest, in which he, while disclaiming the 'responsibility for the change, presents reasons in support of it. The tangle leads to crave fears lest the bill may be repudiated by the Mayor In its changed form. The various counties, all of which have agreed to th* bill in its unamended form, nre fearful lest the terms of their agreement with New-York City may be lost. The section amended out of the bill reads as follows: Th« Board of Water Supply may also, subject to the approval of tho Board of Estimate and Apportionment, make contracts for the use and disposition of any material or by-products, not oih« nvise used or disposed of, and may also, subject to the approval of tbe Board of Esti mate and Apportionment, utilize the fall of water of any stream or at any dam under the charge or control of the Board of Water Supply, and may thereby produce power or electricity, end may transmit such power or electricity by pipes, %vlres or other suitable means for use by the City of Xtw-York; and may also, subject to the ap proval of the Board of Estimate and Apportion ment. st'!l or lease the us- of such power or elec tricity Cor limited times to be specified in the contracts so to do, and may also, subject to the approval of the Board of Estimate and Appor tionment, sell or lease the right to vise water tkhf-n not needed for city purposes, for such 'iin lted timo as may be specliied in the contracts. Mayor McCleilan's dispatch to Governor His glns .as as follows: I have been Informed by Senator Martin over the lons distance telephone that you have taken the position that the bill for an additional sup fjy of water for ihe city of New-York must be further amended so as to deprive the city of the ripht to utilize the electrical power that may be generated by the fall of water of any stream or dtiin in the territory which may be taken thereunder. If this be true, I ask you to recon eidor your determination. First Beiuufe if such natural energy would otherwise be wasted it would be contrary to every tenet of economy not to use it. Seoond— As the city will have to pay for the property taken for its water supply. It should not be deprived of the natural usufruct enjoyed by every other proprietor. Third— This provision in the bill is in keeping with those of similar measures for modern water systems. Fourth— lf electrical power should be so pro duced its use and sale for public purposes will diminish the cost of maintenance to the public. Fifth— lt may he!» us in the solution of tho graver problems affecting the public lighting of the city. Sixth ßecause private corporate interests had been sedulously urging that they be given this right of exploitation and have persistently en deavored to Induce me to omit any such provis ion from the bill. These corporate Interests are not seeking the 3>abllc welfare, and In behalf of the city I ask iron to second my efforts to defeat their inter ference with the natural rights of the public. There are other important consider.it but I hastily collate these so as to enable you to consider the matter before the meeting of the ♦senate Cities Committee to-day. Governor Higgins's answer was as follows: In reply to your telegram, I have to say that I have rot taken the position that the water bill jnuet b« further amended in the manner indicted Vt you. However. I have said that, in my Judg ment, the proposition contained in the bill that The Board of Water Supply may sell power, and also water for manufacturing purposes, hen not needed for city purposes, is a novel one. not contained In the present city charter, and not germane to the mala purpose of your bill. The city has asked for legislation to enable it to obtain the necessary additional supply of pure and wholesome water. I have seconded your efforts In this direction. The city now has as great powers to acquire lands for an addi tional water supply under the charter as it will have- under the Tompkina bill, except that the new commission may be a more efficient agency than the. eld commissioner. I have sustained your position in regard to the new commission •with unlimited tenure of office. It. now appears that tb« city seeks, under the j-.rovisions of Section ->'< of the bill, authority to take, in addition to its own necessary water sup ply, a supply of wator to lie •Id for manufact uring- purposes, and it also s^eks authority to go Into the business of power development and transmission. Th«-se activities may or may not be proper municipal junctions. This extension of the prin ciple of ■ tnicipal ownership demands serious consideration on its own merits, and not as a mr-r" jn^id^nt to a general plan. The localities suffer serious Inconvenience, that 'can be justi f>d only by the '■!'-:: of necessity, when their lands are taken to furnish the city with water lor domestic and municipal purposes. They should not bo put to the further inconvenience of having their water power and water not need ed by the city taken sway from them to be sold by the city for revenue. The legislature v. ill consider -fully the sweeping innovations contained In Section 120 of the bill before adopting them. FIGHT OVER WATER BILL. Mayor and Tain if Oppose Meas ure as Amended in Committee. Slayer McCk-llan and the whole Tammany ad ministration will make a hard fight on th» water bill, amended in committee j-ostrrday so as to pre vent tho city from using the water power developed by the overflow of th» city's proposed bis dams in The Ksopus vr;:tersl:?d In generating electricity for 'ishiing the city. With that water power, the Mayor thinks, ih* city can present to the world an object lesson of cheap municipal lighting, as the water power of th* Esopus watershed is roughly ♦^tiiratr-d to be upward of IoO.OjO horsepower whta '• 1<? all con^f :-.ed. The Mayor is confront that the same inf.uencfs -^i.lch are hacking the Niagara "grab" and vhich a few jfiijs ago were tack of the Itamapo 'joh," l>ro!jgl:t about the ameudrnc-nt of tho water bill. 1 '^.c r::easute will be ■pproved by the Mayor, as it err.** from Albany, but it will not he allowed to Co to the Governor in Its present shape without th* rtrosfett kind of it-pK'Eontatlur.s with r«-fer«>nce to l*s damairißg' effects to the city's intor«-*ta, par ticularly In connection with public lighting. Miiyor McC!<ll::n ?ave out the following statement lust r.ielit: ;::■• paawSaTS nay re APENTA The Best Natural Purgative Water in Bilious Attacks and Disorders of the Liver. The Apollinaris Co.. Ld., London, are Sole Exporters of Apenta Water, bottled at the Apenta Springs, Budapest, Hungary. Abo Sole Exporters of Apollinaris, "The Queen of Table Waters - bottled at the Apollinaris Spring, Neuenahr, Germany. 4*AD THE APENTA AND APOLLINARIS LABELS. cVtv «f ?T an addlUonal supply of water for the 2... 2*.^* -York a situation has arisen which im pcis me to urce the Immediate excels* of the moral innuence of all our citizens to prevent the further neeaieas amendment of the measure. The history of tre movement for this legislation has been a series oi surrenders and concessions on the part of the c «>' of many of the Important features of the original measure In order to remove every possible objection and to placate every objector. «i, Ihe bin, ** j t , )a «se(l the Assembly, provided for » . avmen of every conceivable claim which might reasonably arise, so that the people of the section of Ulster County, whose lands it might bo necessary to acquire, could suffer.no injury by its enactment Into law. In the effort to secure the desired legislation the city was prepared to go beyond the limit which equity and even, liberality might require in dealing with the rights to be afTected by the bill. As originally presented, it contained a provision that the city might utilize the electrical power which could be generated by the fall of water on the streams or dams of the proposed system. I had the assurance of com petent experts that there would be in this source an agency which, in a few years, would furnish abundant light for the city of New-York at prac tically a small cost. I had hoped, therefore, that this provision— notwithstanding the many amend ments proposed— might remain unchanged, and, ac cordingly, said little upon the subject for fear of awakening the malign hostilities of corporate in fluences which could s>ee in this measure the liber ation of the city from the difficulty in which it now finds Itself In supplying its streets and public buildings with Mght. .■ . I was advised Friday that a movement was on foot to strike this provision from the bill, and I im mediately telegraphed to the Governor asking his consideration of several grounds which, in my opinion. Justify the exercise of his influence against the proposed amendment. I cannot pee why any objection should be urged against this phase of the *>ill. for the reason that the city will have to pay for every interest Ir. the watersheds- which It take?, and 410 one whose property is thus paid for will have any cause for complaint if the city uses the natural force of falling water Instead of allowing it to go to -waste, unless it be that private Interests might find it to their advantage to keep New- York City in p. posiion where it would still be at the mercy of the companies which control the supply of light. If light could be generated In quality nnd quan tity sufficient for city purposes, the savins would be po preat as to perhaps enable us to divert a portion of the city's (^rids to needed public Im provements, which we cannot now undertake, or — if thought wiser— to lessen the burden of taxation. Inasmuch as the city seeking to prevent this last proposed amendment to the bill does harm to no one, and provides fcr a great public good. It is my earnest hopo that the people of this com munity will offer a united front acrainEt tha inso lence of the interests that seem now ber.t on de stroying- the rightful advantages of the city for their own gain. I urge upon all citizens nnd all bodies tntei\jsted In the city's welfare, without distinction, to ad dress themselves at ence by every honorable means to the Stato Executive an-i Stats Legislat ure to prevent this injustice. GEORGE B. XI'CLEIiLAK, Mayor. New- York. April 19. 1905. JEROME WINS A POINT. His Bill Reported, Despite Solicitude for "Crooks." IBT Tni.E'.liAVH TO THE TRIBUNE] Albany. April 11>.— The feud between District Attorney Jerome and Senator Edgar T. Brackett, arising from the fight over the Canfleld Gamb ling bill, took on new intensity to-day, when Mr. Jerome told Governor Higglns about the Senator's manoeuvring on his bill, drawn up at the. request of the Merchants' Association and introduced by Senator Sax;. This bill was reported by the Codes Commit tee, after a hearing at which Mr. Jerome and a number of prominent merchants supported th> bill, but it carried an amendment entirely un satisfactory to them. Believing: this was in tended to make the merchants disown tha bill. Mr. Jerome recommended that they accept It. Then a mysterious thing happened. While Senator Elsperg was absent and Senator Saxa not looking. Senator Brackett had the bill re committed, with the apparent purpose of de feating it. The result was that Mr. Jerome went to Governor Higgins this morning to explain the situation and his feeling toward Senator Brackett. He said: At the hearing this bill was not opposed by anybody; but now imagine our astonishment at seeing it opposed in the legislature by a repre sentative of a rural constituency, where we sup posed the only commercial transaction engager! in was the selling: of legislation. Mr. Jeroim was. no less bitter in his talk be fore the committee. Provoked by objections to the bill raised by Senators Gardner, McCarren and Cassidy, all of whom protested the bill dli not give the criminal a fair show, Mr. Jerome «ald bitterly. • Weil, if the Senate, through its Codes Com mittee, does not want to report the bill becaus* it believes] that it does not properly protect the •crooks,' we are willing to accept the issue and rest our case." "Do you mean you want to lay a trap for the 'crook'?" asked Gardner. "Every time I can. I don't understand why the s. nator is so solicitious for the 'crooks,' " re torted Jerome. Senator Gardner denied the solicitude. The bill was finally reported in the shape asked for by Mr. Jerome, Abraham I. Elkus and repre sentatives of the Merchants' Association favor ii.g the bill, with the objeetkmable amendment eliminated. WILL ADJOURN ON MAY 5. Senate Finance Committee Will A m e nd Resolu tion. IDT TELEGRAPH TO TIIE TRiniNH ] Albany, April 19.— The date for adjournment ■ras definitely set to-day for May o. To-morrow the Benate Finance Committee, which has charge of the adjournment resolution, originally setting the date a week earlier than this, will report the measure with tills amendment. This decides a number of things. In the first place it puts an end to further hearings after Friday, which means that the Elsberg "grab" bill and others can now be opposed by forces outside the legislature only when they go to the Governor as thirty-da> bills. The Assembly Committee on Rules will tak» hold next week and dig the usual number of graves. Next week will see practically the wind-up of action on the bills now before the legislature, in order that the final week may be left tiff for the discussion of the reports of the Lighting and Hooker Investigating committees and the passage of appropriate legislation. Adjournment last year was on April IS. CARPENTEKWAIKWHIGHT BILL last of the Measures to Stop Aldermanio Hold-ups Before the Assembly. [BY TKI.EGKAHH TO THE TIUBfNE.] Albany. April Vj -The hist of the measures intro duced to block the railroad hold-up Raines of the Board of Aldermen was favorably reported to-day b thi issembly <'omm ( ttce on Railroads. This Is ter-\Vainwri**ht bill, which deprives the aldermen of the power of grunting permission for railroads to cross streets and confers it upon the local Improvement boards of the various boroußhs. The direct cause of th<- hill was the aldermanio refusal to act on the application of th" New-York ;:n«l Port Chester company. Since the Blsbers;- Btanlev bills passed, it w;ts thought that this mea.s ure mfehl be abandoned, but the action of tue rnm iiiitte<- to-day sbows that they have concluded to ince doubly sure. LOCAL OPTION BILL PASSED. Albany. April 10.— The, Wainwright bill, providing for local option on the liquor question by resi dence districts, passed the Assembly this after noon it had once previously failed of a consti tutional majority. The vote to-day was. 77 to CO. only one above the necessary minimum. NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE. THURSDAY. APRIL 20. 1905. DAY FOR GRAB BILLS. Continued from flr»t pss«. namely, the Interborough company, the right to abandon, without local consent, such of its Bronx trolley lines as do not pay. Of course, neither of these bills specifically mentions the purposes above named; but these purposes are well understood, and were pointed out to the committee to-day by various repre sentatives of New-York City. The only result was that the. bills wcro reported long before these representatives reached the railroad sta tion on their way to New-York, by Assembly man Bedell's committee. The whole incident en tirely justifies the statement, made in The Trib une this morning, that the granting of a hear ing was merely a general concession to appear ances, the arrangements for passing both bills having already been made. The argument against the latter measure was opened by Charlea Sprague Smith, speaking on behalf of tho People's Instituta. He declared that great social unrest was growing up as a result of legislative neglect of the rights of the people in similar matters. Mr. Smith continued: Bow not the -wind If you would not reap the whirlwind. Have you not heard the bugle call In Chicago? When Mayor Dunne was received in New -York a few days ago he was welcomed as tho bearer of a message from the people, lou were not sent hers to represent corpora tions, and you are. not here to safeguard cor porations in an improper way. Consider care fully the responsibility that rests upon you. The dream of the country since the beginning has been a government for the peop'e, by the people; but »uch legislation as this 13 contrary to that principle. John Ford declared: If you pass this bill permitting the railroad companies to abandon routes you will allow rail road corporations t? "bunco" any community in the State. This bill will allow the Belmont syn dicate to abandon unprofitable routes which they agreed to build in return for valuable fran chises. The Steinway Tunnel bill would give for noth ing a franchise of inestimable value. The com pany says it already has a franchise. Why doesn't it. use It. the:.i? fnder the charter the company could get a tunnel franchise for fifty years by paying for it, but this bill would give It a perpetual franchise for nothing. Let them go to the city and pay for what they get. We don't want to give this company a franchise worth millions for nothing. Representing Mayor McClellan, Charles L. Guy opposed both bills, saying they were wrong in principle. "No franchise is given," he said, "unless It is to meet a great public necessity. This abandon ment bll! would virtually allow the railroad company to reverse the decision of the Railroad Commission by abandoning its franchise. Good faith demands that the company shall do what it has undertaken to do, and for which a fran chise has been granted. The tunnel bill is op posed because it ignores the city authorities, and the constitution practically guarantees to the city ths right to say whether or not Its property shall be taken." Charles P. Blaney warned the Republican members of the committee that the passage of the Goodsell bills will be damaging: to the Re publican party in New-York City. "The Republican party Is standing for what the people are crying for," Mr. Blaney asserted. "And whatever is done for the people will help us next fall. These bills are in the Interest of the Interborough Railway. It took a franchise from the city on the representation that certain lines will be built, and now it sneaks into tha legislature and asks permission to abandon un profitable lines." "Tho old saying was, "take the fat with the lean.' an Assemblyman remarked, "and now they want to pet rid of the lean, don't they?" "That's it," Mr. Blaney said. Julius Henry Cohen, of the Citizens Union, re ferred to the defeat of similar bills In the As sembly last year. "If corporations can come here and break con tracts with th» consent of the legislature," he said, "it is only a question of time when New- York will follow Chicago's example and declara for municipal ownership. Franchises must be granted on suitable terms and must be limited as to time." Arguments in favor of the bills were made by Albert A. Gardner, representing the New- York and Lonfr Island Railroad Company, and Jo sepn Fitch and William Hamilton, of the Bor ough, of Queens, who said the bills were merely to facilitate rapid transit in Queens. Mr. Gard ner said tha* tha routes to be abandoned were old ones and were not needed In connection with tho tunriej system. In executive session th<j committee promptly voted favorably on both measures. LOWER BANK SAFEGUARD. Amendment Would Make Bonds of Many Railroads Available. [BT TEI.EI-.HAPH TO TTtE TRIUrN 3 ] Albany, April 10.— Senator Gardner and his band of ten, who succeeded last week In bavins th» pavings Bank Investment bill amended for the benefit of the Chicago and Eastern Illinois Railroad, made another attack to-day and were successful to an extent which still remains to te estimated. With the aid of Senator Brackett. they had the bill still further amended so as to let in not only the Chicago nnd Eastern Illinois but a number of other railroads. This was accomplished by lowering the standard provided by the present law, so that, to have its bonds legalized for sav ings bank investment, a railroad need have a gross yearly income of only four, instead of five, times tho fixed charges on these bonds. The time during which a road must have conformefl to tins standard remains the same as at present — five years. Tho amendment Senator Brackett introduced was a striking one. "The Stat» has be'-n scandalized enough," said he, "by tho enactment of special legisla tion for th* benefit of Individual railroads. We want a genera', standard and a law that will work automatically, without mentioning any particular railroad." His amendment strikes from the law the list of road 6 now named, and makes the reduction in required earnings already described. The rail roads dropped from the list will not suffer, for they already conform to the standard, which will work automatically In their favor. Senator Gardner sought to strengthen the mis apprehension regarding the amendment by in nocently inquiring: "Would not this change strike out the features objected to by the Governor?" "I don't know," replied Senator Brackett, with a great show of independence, "and I don't care. I have not conferred with the Governor. I be lieve that he has no intention of interfering with legislation, and. at any rate, his recommenda tions would have no effect on me." Senator Raines opposed the amendment, hold ing that the wishes of the savings bank people would be furthered if the Senate struck out the name of the Chicago and Eastern Illinois from the measure, as previously amended. The opposition showed a lack of organization, while Senator Gardner and his friends had worked hard all morning getting their forces In line. The amendment went through with a rush before more thnn half i dozen members outside the Gardner crowd realized its real im port. The amended bill, however, was laid on the table, and the motion fur final passage will be postponed until a conference has been helu to agree If possible, on a compromise form. While the Gardner people will not Insist on the sweeping change made to-day, they believe they are in a position to make some concessions and still gain their main point, which is to lejrallz* the bonds of the Chicago and Eastern William I!. Van Ra«— laT. president of the State Savings Banks Association, who was In the Senate chamber during the debate, says that the earnings of this road ha\e come within the proportion of four times Us fixed expenses for lUk last live years, and for the last two jeans 'Ihe QTEINWAY O PIANO is not the product of a single brain, but the gradual evolution of the efforts of four successive generations in one family of practically and scientifically trained piano makers. Unlike so many other well-known piano houses where not a single bearer of the name is in existence, there are at the pres ent time eight grandsons and great-grandsons of the original founder in active charge of the various departments of our house, which is more than at any other time of our history. Fifty years ago a jury of the highest musical authorities in America at the Crystal Palace Exhibition in this city unanimously pronounced the Steinway the best piano, and it has ever since been the Standard Piano of the World, and each year has steadily widened the gap between the Steinway and its would-be competitors. The best proof that public opinion has endorsed this verdict lies in the fact that over one hundred and fourteen thousand Steinway pianos are in daily use all over the world, the original purchase value of which amounts to the stupendous total of One Hundred Million Dollars. Up to the present time only the wealthy could afford to purchase, excepting the musical profession, who often-times save for years to attain the great desire of their lives, the possession of a Steinway. But since the introduc tion of the newest Steinway models, the Vertegrand, at $500, and the Miniature Grand, at $750, the Steinway piano has been put within easy reach of many thousands of new purchasers, and our vastly increased sales testify to the positive fact that a difference of from $50 to $150 will not deter the public from acquiring the best and most lasting piano ever produced. The mere fact of possessing a Steinivay piano puts the seal of supreme approval on the musical taste of the olpner. Our illustrated catalogue and "Portraits of Musical Celebrities'* mailed on application. STCINWAY & SONS. Steinway Hall, 107 and 109 £. I4th St., New York. Sublvay Express Station at the Door. lEWIS£(tbNGER The Largest and Best-Equipped Housefurnishing Warerooms Best Quality Goods Only Everything necessary for Kitchen, Laundry, Dining Room, Library, Pantry, Hall, Bath and Stable, Cutlery, Cooking Utensils, Crockery, China and Glass, Fire Sets, Andirons and Fenders. House-cleaning Articles. Eddy Refrigerators Our Standard for a Quarter of a Century The "Premier" Glass-Lined Refrigerator, perfection of cleanliness and economy. Orders by mall receive prompt and careful attention. ISO and 132 West 42d Street, and ISS West Forty-first St.. New York. were within a fraction of reaching the amount required by the present law. It is the general impression that the Governor will veto the bill in its present form. NOW GOES TO HIGGIXS. Assembly Passes Bill Giving Rail roads Powers of Condemnation. tHT TEI.ronAPH TO THE TRIBVNE.] Albany. April 19.— 8y an overwhelming vote the Assembly to-day passed the Goodsell bill granting to railroads enormous additional pow ers for condemnation. This bill was character ized In the Senate as "permitting the New- York Central or the Pennsylvania to build a. railroad line down to the Battery and another round the water front." In the debate in the Assembly the bill was opposed by Assemblyman Fuller, who read the characterization of the bill in The Tribune of to-day, and by Assemblymen Stanley and Rigby, who both declared that the bill was bad. because it was blind, did not state what the corporation Interested was after and on this principle should be opposed. Assemblyman Bedell, who in past years has managed the floor debate on such a measure, gave way to Assemblyman Wade in this instance, an incident which was interpreted as meaning that the unceremonious defeat of an earlier railroad grab <>f Bedell's early in the ses sion had caused a temporary retirement on his part. This bill has already passed the Senate and will now go to the Governor. SAYS TRACKS BLOT CITY. Father Chidicick Speaks for Bill to Remove Them from llth-ave. The R«v. John P. Chidwick. who was chaplain of tho Maine when that warship was Mown up in Havana Harbor, and who is deeply interested In the bill to forca tho New-York Central to remove Its track! from llth-ave.. said jesterday in regard to that measure: I wai surprised to read in this morning's papers that the New-York Central had succeeded in ob taining another hearing before the Cities Committee of the Assembly on th* bill relating to the removal of its tracks from llth-ave. The Central had op portunities to be heard, but stems to have spurned them until Its own convenience was consulted. Now after the bill had passed the Senate and was at the third reading before the Assembly, this corporation successfully demands a hearing. The tracks in th.> avenue arc a blot or. our rlty a crime against civilization, a relic of barbarism' Interfering seriously with traffic and constantly menacing life. No other modern city would tolerate the condition. This city would not toUrate it if the people knew It. Unfortunately, nth-are 13 neglect ed and almost unknown. " Some six months ago I attended a boy, about five years old. whose limbs had been crushed and prac tically amputated by a heavy freight train in the avenue. In January another lad. of about sixteen was crushed to death at 6tth-st. A few weeks axo a young boy had both arms cut off near 60t'n and a few nights ago, as I was informed yesterday' a boy had his skull crushed beneath a train passing 63d-st. How in the name of humanity can a com munity continue to tolerate this condition? Life, nnd property are menaced in another wav The trains are often composed of twenty-live to thirty cars, blocking the cross streets for' four fir five blocks. A month or so ago a nre broke out on the west side of the avenue, and. owing to a passing freight train, the fire engines were held ud on the ea.-t side of the track. We strive to perfect our flre system so that no time- will be lost in sav ing life nnd property, but the most perfect system is useless before the condition which occurred at D9u*St. I have been told that the present bill is «load that referring It to the committee means Its »-nd' 1 ennnot believe It. i cannot believe that our leg islators are so dead to the *ense of humanity as to kill a bill which means BO much for the good of a growing section of the city and for the protection Of Its citizens. " ; . -> Th« Ontrnl will not have to spend much to rem edy the situation. a few thousand dollars can pur chase floats whereon the freight can be shipped until the company Is In a position to tunnel the ■vrnur. God only knows how many lives will be sacrificed by delay, and God only can tell what will become of the poor lad* at p! iv who lose their arms or legs and go as cripples Into the battle (if life. John C. Colemnn. counsel for the West End Asso ciation, said yesterday that the association had placed itself on record M earnestly favoring the bill. He added: It Is a measure which has txen earnestly desired and advocated l>y the thousand* of people who liv*. •long the line of ttojs great thoroughfare, »nd who have been most seriously damaged by the operation of a steam railroad at gnu 1 '- It is. as i am in formed opposed by the New-Tork Central, mainly on account of engineering difficulties., i t does not seem that these should operate against the meas ure. If You Want a Just Criticism of book or play or musical score — if you enjoy justice tempered with mercy, as dealt out to sincere and earnest toilers in the fields of literature, drama, music and art, you will look for it in the columns of an evening newspaper which is old enough to be ripe, young enough to be vigorous, and is always a leader in the direction of true progress. The New York Evening Post is first a newspaper, a purveyor of filtered news, next a critic, appreciative but sincere, and always a vigorous expo nent of the fundamental ideals of na tional and civic righteousness. If you are not acquainted with it, an inquiry will bring a sample copy to your door for one week 3%e pentno $0$ AMENDS ELECTIONS BILL. Senate Acts on Bill in Spite of Els berg's Repudiation. £bt tblegkaph TO the TRIBUNE.] Albany, April 19.— Superintendent Morgan of the Metropolitan Bureau of Elections receives two permanent chief deputies and a secretary ■ by amendments made to-day to the bill increasing the power of his department. The changes were ac cepted by the Senate after a heated discussion, m which Senator Elsbcrg repudiated his measure, de claring that it was not acceptable to the citizens of New-York. The amendments were proposed by Senator Raines, who took the bill in charm, arid with the aid of all the Republicans except Klsberj;. Brackett and Hinman. had it advanced. The measure had already been changed by abol ishing th'> clause giving superintendent Morgan's deputies the right of search. The Itilr.es amend ment reduces the number of deputies from 600 to m After tie Raines amendment had been ap proved. Senator Elaberg said: •The time has come to speak frankly. This amendment Is in the interest of creating a machine within a machine in Ne-w-York City, and l won't stand for It. It puts every .itixen at the mercy of this bureau. I withdraw from any responsibility connected with the matter." "The bill is not the property of any one particu lar Senator." replied Senator Kaines. "The Metro politan Elections Bureau law Is .1 monument to the wisdom of the legislator, and the present bill is an organisation measure." "Who is the organization?" asked Senator Brack ett. "Well " said Kisser*. "I'm an Integral part of it.'* "Sometimes the Senator is and some-times '>• isn't" retorted Raines. "When lie is he is right, and when he isn't be's generally wrong;." Senator Bracket I said: "This Is getting pretty close to a Little Father on the Neva.' 'I here is to. much Russian secrecy about the whole affair. l>ont let's have a. Uttle Father on the Hudson. If we are bound to have a Czar, .'or goodness .-.hap let his poor subjects know what hes dome The next thing will be an appropriation for soldiery quarters in New-York." Senator Minium declared thai he would not "stand for" any system thai would enable any leader 'to build up a private machine. "And the people of the State will not stand for a spy sys 's. l ! i . l ! .-'.''i.-y voiced th» tradl.ional Democratic opposition to the bill. The Senate also advanced the other Elslnr X bill, reducing the number of eU-^tors necessary for the formation of a district to 'MX shifting «*>•<*»£ «f resignation and en ibll t!.e election omctatoito strike nam.-s from the registry list without the de tail* court proceedings! now required. DEFEAT CITY SALARIES BILL Brooklyn Republicans Opposed the Measure in the Senate. Albany. April I" The Brooklyn Republican* ailed by the Republican leaders, Raines and M:\lby, defeated the New-York City salary bill to-day In Ovington Brothers Announce their removal to the new building, 314 Fifth Avenue, » near the corner of 32d Street, just one block below their former location. Books and Publications, j !l You Are Interested 4 in *■ conn tv. in iilt to :k« woods, .a m« litkll «nd by the i:rtu». iron will »in: T!)< Cotiatry QsaaSßl lor M ei|hi D ; i edited practical DEPARTMENTS II toe are tmcreucd ta »kolnon» •mJaor i lite. >o« will >im to read 'fie Ma» aoaibe* to* IB* (entrtbaiioas •» Job* BurrMgßi, Dallas Lara Sharp, Henry C Rowland. Profeuor I. H. Bailey. 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