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Construction of the entire tri-borough subway system of Greater New York with city money was agreed upon last week by the board of estimate and the public service commission as the transit program to be worked out by the new administration. The cost of the new system will be about one hundred and ten million dollars. One system, to provide for Manhattan, the Bronx, and Brooklyn, has been agreed upon, and will be built in its entirety instead of piecemeal. It is estimated the city will be ready with its contracts in about two months and that the actual construction will be started in the early summer. There is no question as to the ability of the city to finance the proposition, the officials stated yesterday. The expenditure will cover several years, and the total appropriation needed for one year probably will not exceed fifteen million dollars.

Notwithstanding the discontinuance of payment by the Government of the expenses involved in the collegiate education of the forest rangers, about sixty pupils have continued their courses at their own expense. This represents the proportion of a total of approximately two hundred who were attending the schools when the order to discontinue the Government payment, which involves the loss of salary, was made. All the rangers who were at the schools when the recent order of discontinuance of allowances by the Government went into effect, have been given salary increases of one hundred dollars by the Secretary of Agriculture.

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