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12,000 BUSES
MTllton Persons tTfre Surface
Cars on New York
Kb* YVwfc, Oct it, '— A hiUtlrm
NUw teeters may tide in buses. this
hi * ponvlbhs outcome of the eUy"S eom
pltoated transportation situation. Jbb
Ft Hedges, receiver 1W the Iftv Tbrk
R*ltw*y Company, says that unlees
financial assistance In the form of In
creased fhreo Is granted In the Immedi
ate future he will nek the court to Btop
the operation of surface cars.
The first of January Is lsuggested as
the time for the new order of things
to become effective. If the receiver's
petition la granted no cars will be run
on the following trolley lines i Lextns
ton avenue. Fourth and Mntlison ave
nues, Blxth avenue from Fifty-ninth
street to South Ferry, Seventh avenue
and Brooklyn from Fifty-ninth to
Williamsburg bridges, Columbus and
Lenox avenues between Blxty-flfth and
144 th streets, and the cross town lines
on 145 th, 116 th. Eighty-sixth, Thirty
fourth, Twenty-third. Fourteenth, Eighth
and Canst streets.
It la estimated at the office of Frank
Hedley, general manager for the Inter
borough system, that front 800 to 800
cars are operated on these ltnee dally,
carrying about a mil Ben persona These
Include all the green surface cars which
run In Manhattan, with the exception
of the Second, Third, Eighth and Ninth
avenue lines.
Some of Lines May Continue
It Is possible that certain of these
lines which are now leased to the New
York Railways Company would ask the
courts for an abrogation of their leases
and continue operation separately. In
this way service might be continued on
Fourth and Madison avenues, Sixth and
Lenox avenues north of 116 th, Broad
way from Fifteenth to Forty-fifth,
Seventh avenue from Fifty-ninth to
Greenwich, Twenty-third crosstown, the
Eighth and Fourteenth street lines.
Whether this action could be taken by
the leaser companies immediately upon
suspension of operations by the con
trolling company only time will tell.
In any event New York Is confronted
with serious crippling of Its transporta
tion facilities. From the Mayor's office
comes the reports that this threatened
emergency can and will be met by es
tablishing bus lines, such as hsve al
ready been established to take the place
of suspended storage battery car serv
ice on Delancy and Spring streets. Ave
nue C, Chambers street, and on the
Brooklyn-North River line.
Figures obtained from the Public
Service Commission, James A. Walker,
show that In the rush hours from 4 to
7 P. M. on Oct 1 and from 7 to 10 A.
M. on Oct 2 the bus lines on Chambers
Spring and Avenue C carried 6,600 pas
sengers. This number is 8,205 less than
the number carried by the storage bat
tery cars during the same hours on
Sept 16 and 17. A part of this dis
crepancy may be due to the fact that
the buses did not give transfers to other
Busts Required
Many persons who had been In the
habit of taking the surface cars may
have preferred to walk a few blocks,
rather than pay an extra fare. At this
rate, estimating roughly without tak- .
lng into account length of runs, capactt j
of buses, or Intervals of running, It J
would take 12,000 buses to handle the
million surface car passengers. In I
view of these figures Mr. Walker says |
he Is Justified In his opinion that It will :
he extremely difficult to handle the ,
situation unless ample time !s given to
obtain sufficient buses.
Much is being said on both sides 1
regarding the advisability of perma- '
nently substituting a bus system of sur- I
face transportation for the present elec
tric railway system. Those who advo
cate the bus system would let the pro
cess of disintegration, which has al
ready begun in the electric ralway sys
tem, continue uninterfered with. It Is
maintained that a bus system Is much
more elastic, flexible and adaptable;
that It admits of rerouting to meet
changing traffic demands; that, were
the present surface car tracks torn up. j
the congestion and blockading of the
streets would thereby be done away
with. The well regulated bus system of
London, which takes care of the entire
traffic In the heart of the city. Is pointed
to as a proof of its value.
Scientific Discussions
by Garrett P. Serviss
There Is again much talk about
the adoption, or creation, of an 'ln
ternational language," and we are
told by the advocates of such
schemes that never before has the
civilized world been so greatly In
need of a common language, to be
read, spoken and written with equal
ease on every side of the globe.
It surely would be a great con
venience to have such a language In '
universal use. After It had once
spread all over the earth It would
be as easy to acquire as is what we
now call one's "native tongue," for
then It would Itself be a native
tongue for everybody, and In some
cases It would probably drive the
local language Into the background,
if not into a state of virtual ex
tinction. like that of the present 1
"dead languages," of whose dis- j
Jecta membra the colleges and uni- j
versitles seem so anxious to dis
embarrass themselves.
To be of the greatest possible use
the International language would I
need to be learned, as indigenous '
languages always are, during child- I
hood, and, that being the case, there ;
would be instances in which the for
mer. or Indigenous, language would, j
to a large extent, fall out of use. I
the acquirement of two languages at I
the same time demanding too much j
mental efTort and too great an ox- I
penditure of time.
There would thus come to be, in !
various lands, a literary language '
treasured by the native Inhabitants, !
and also a world tongue, a more j
llng-uistic machine., without artistic J
value, in use by everybody. This 1
would be the inevitable result If the '
international language were a manu- I
factured article, such as, for instance, j
"volapuk," having no literary past.' I
Of the three rival plans that have
been proposed, it seems to me that
the third Is the only one that is
likely ever to be carried out Here
are the three:
(1) Make a new language, either
out of whole cloth or by stitching
together fragments of old ones.
This Is the "volapuk" plan, a typi
caJly German product
(2) Select one of the old "dead"
languages, such as Latin, and give
it some modernizing touches. This
plan appears to be favored in Italy.
(3) Take one of the modern "liv
ing" languages, and make no changes
in it that are not really necessary.
There was a time when French
virtually held the rank of an inter-
national language, though of limited
scope, being used ever* where for
diplomatic purposes. At present
English seems to be taking Its place.
It It were not for the Interna
tional and Interracial Jealousies, and
the pride that great literary achieve
ment imparts, the third plan hronld.
I believe, be Universally chosen, and
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large majority of Votes; Its struc
ture Is simple. Its vocabulary la rich
and varied, containing elements de
veloped fro in the roots of many other
languages, and It has had such a
worldwide experience that it has
caught the cosmopolitan atmosphere.
teBUIWHWRO .mwiwi
and may he said, to be "at home" In
every quarter of the globe.
To avoid arusing any prejudice, or
sense of Jealousy, It could be ar
ranged. without too much formality,
but by a general understanding of
the directors of education in all coun
tries, that for the common advant
age of mankind. English should be
taught everywhere In the primary
schools, as a universal medium of
mental exchange, Just as tho meridian
of Greenwich Is by general agree
ment. and for tho common advant
age of all navigators, the Interna
tional origin of longitudes and of
world time reckoning.
The adoption, for world purposes,
of an already long-existing lan
guage would have a great advantage
in the fact that those who, for lack
of lime, or other reasons, failed to
acquire the native language of their
country along with the International
language would still be In possession
of a wtdo and rich literature, while
those who acquired both would have
OCTOBER 17, 1919.
two great fields of literature thrown
open to them', whereas a machine
made language would be sterile as
far as general culture was concerned.
Of course such a language as Latin
would be a treasury of literature
well worth acquiring, but, all things
considered. It would not serve the
purpose of an International tongue
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