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LETTERS FROM THE PEOPLE, Annoyances at the Bridge Trouble One Correspondent, CENSURING THE MANAGEMENT. Allegations Thas the Safety of Passengers Is Not Sufficiently Cared. For. Origin of the Term "Jingo" Complimenting Fireman McKenna of Engine Company No. 12 Another Letter From Dr. CatUn on Nurses. think there arc many ready in America, to go over and help the oppressed ..Cubans, and there arc many more who believe the cause is just. Let our arms be purchased for Cuba, and not point to England, for such a small thing - as a third term for President. HAMILTON. Brooklyn, January 3, 1896. AN ENDOWED NURSES' HOME. DR; To the Editor of the Brooklyn Eagle: Having recently had occasion to cross the bridge quite frequently at about 5:30 to C P. M., I Im - . - o taken 'the opportunity of observing the present condition of affairs, and am of the opinion that the management Is not sufllcicntly careful and that it is liable at any moment to have a serious accident oh Its hands. The present temporary and awkward arrangements cannot be made an excuse for failure to take proper care for the safety of passsengers. In the first place, there is usually a roughlsh element in the crowd, which does a - 6od deal of violent pushing, and there are not policemen enough on the platform to handle a crowd under these conditions, so that It is a wonder people are not frequently forced down between the cars. As long as all persons In the crowd are strong and active there Is comparatively little danger, though great discomfort, but any nervous or weak person is likely to be injured, and in case of anyone falling near the bar gate, the policeman could not possibly hold back tho crowd from trampling over the fallen person. Similarly, In case of a fight or a panic, the police force would be almost useless in controlling the crowd. On Saturday, December 2S, at the busiest hour of the evening, there were so few policemen In the long passageway beyond the ticket boxes (at the New York station) that four persons at a time were openly smoking cigars. On the platform, which was densely crowded, there was no policeman at that point between the third and fourth cars. The gripman of the fourth car closed his gate, but the train started with the gate wide open on the rear platform of the third car, and people were running along and trying to force their way upon the car, which was filled to suffocation. The space between the station platform, and tho cars is so great and the view down to the promenade below the tracks so confusing that manv persons, especially ladies and nervous persons, hesitate or halt before stepping over It, with the result ithat the crowd is likely to push them on in such a way as to cause them to trip or fall. Only a little while ago, having the misfortune to be near the front of the crowd (and there was no getting out), a misstep caused my foot to slip down between the car and platform, but fortunately, In stumbling, I pulled It straight up again, with no more damage than a strained ankle and a skinned shin. Jf I had fallen, or if my foot had caught, the crowd would have almost certainly thrown me flat on the car platform arid then trampled over me. Even if the policeman had been prompt to see the fall, which is Improbable, he could not have stopped the rush due to the rear of the crowd pushing on to the car. This danger Is Increased by the cutting away of the corners of the car platform. The policemen (or many of them) need strong disciplining as to platform service, for Instead of promptly shutting off the people when the gong sounds, they will stand aside and push people onto the ear, or, If there is no crowd, will even cckon people to hurry up just as the train is moving. A woman did this a few days ago, and as she jumped (instead of stepped) onto the car her foot slipped and turned, and she would have fallen backward through the gate but that the rear brakeman grabbed her and the policeman gave her a push. The trains do not stop uniformly at the same place, but often slide on from two to six feet beyond the markers. Then the crowd which has collected opposite the platforms and doors of the previous train has to force Its way sideways and sometimes two or three people get jammed between a platform post and a moving car. A few days ago a switchman, by throwing a switch too quickly, caused a derailment, and the papers reported that the man would 1 discharged, it would have been far better to have had a simple detector bar in use (a very common appliance) tc prevent a misplaced switch accident, than to have been obliged to discharge a good man because he has made a slip or mistake such as the best and most careful men will make at times. The discomfort due to the curves will probably have to continue permanently, but might be greatly reduced by a proper elevation of the outer rail, ! which has thus far not been provided, and the ideas of passengers who are flung about on these curves must be anything but complimentary to the men who designed such a plan. The Sands street stairway is of comparatively little use. and will be less so when the street railway vacates Its tracks on the open lot belou Sands street. In any case passengers who use this stairway are Carried across the street In the cars, and have to walk back across the street on the station platform again. It certainly does not In the least diminish, but rather increases the fcddylng of the crowd, which is one of the worst features of the terminal arrangements, and, considering that the bulk of the crowd movement is uptown, It would have been more sensible to provide the wide platform at the uptown end of the platform. It Is to be hoped that the electric cars will never be permitted to Invade the plaza, one argument for which Invasion seems to be that because the present arrangement is bad it may just as well be made worse, it would be better if the city could arid would compel the removal or rerfbn - ptruction of the ludicrously ugly and clumsy terminal of the Kings County Elevated railroad. As to the adoption of electric traction for the bridge trains, I am unable to see any good reason for throwing away an expensive. efllcJont and reliable cable plant and incurring heavy expenditure for new power plant, wiring and car equipment. There has been so much expenditure on the bridge of late, and with such poor results, that the advisability of further expenditures might well be doubted, even if good and economical results were probable, which is not the cas with the electric traction scheme. Under the present system, the trains on the down grade practically balance those on the up grade, thus relieving the strains on the cable and the driving plant, while at the same time the trains ar kept at the same distance apart. the only chance for collision being at the end of the run. where the cable is dropped. With electric cars, each train must require the full power In ascending the grade, and the descending trains render no aid, while collisions can occur at any point nn the up or down grade. .Since the speed of each train is entirely independent of that of any other train. At any rate, let the terminals be got into some sort of workable condition before new experiments and expenditures are considered. In conclusion, it should be safd that the people should not hold the engineers of the bridge responsible for all the discomfort and failures, but should remember that political party, and private affairs have entered too much Into the management of the bridge afTairs for the public to expect good management. E. E. RUSSELL TIE ATM AX, C. E. Brooklyn, January 3, 1S96. CA.TLIN REINFORCES HIS ARGU MENT IN FAVOR OF IT. To the Editor of the Brooklyn Eagle: t The great interest called forth In many directions since the publication of the article in the Eagle of December 14, and the wisdom of more fully explaining that thought In its relations to existing methods, will be the writer's excuse for again passing into print. "Without for a moment intending to disturb or in any sense Invade the rights of the trained nurse it is clear that they think we have done so a result greatly to be regretted, in as much as It is evident, upon reflection, that we are dealing with a domain of work from which by reason of the rules which are now enforced, she and the schools behind her, arc excluded. The trained nurse docs not occupy thlw field; therefore, it la strange they should object to the effort now on foot to secure Intelligent help in some such way as has been proposed, an objection which, if continued, implies their willingness to have the work which they feel they cannot do. relegated to incompetent hands. The schools and hospitals do net supply this need at their present figures, and the need has become so urgent that the cry cannot longer go unheeded. The sphere of the trained nurse cannot be invaded and her work In the sick room, being of the best, will always be in demand by those able to pay for It. Backed up, as she is, with a training of years in the hospi tal, with all the Immense advantage of clinical in - i atruction. at the bedside, she can naturally have I .no competitor In the field among those who can secure her services, and that her services are worth all she asks we would not question for a moment; nay, more, the mere money return for such trained service, faithfully rendered, is but poor equivalent. She earns something finer than the "filthy lucre," and her name is held in grateful remembrance, as it should be. Let us not then be misunderstood any longer, and let us come with honest thought and high purpose to the real question, casting aside all irrelevant mmtter, and never for a moment belittling the cause by an Ignominious descent into personalitiec "With all the earnestness which can be thrown into the question, we usk again, "What are we to do with the great army of wage earners, men of Intelligence and refinement, living on limited incomes, with families to support?" "What about the urgent needs of this portion of the community who form the majority of our poputaUon, when sickness, like a calamity overtakes them ? Human life, at all times valuable, is virtually priceless when so many other lives depend upon It. Are they to be turned off with second rate nurses, simply because of their straightened pecuniary position? Surely not; nor are they to be supplied with cheap nurses in the sense in which the term has been used. Ignorance and stupidity can nn longer have any place in our sick rooms, but they can be, and most surely will be, supplied with trained, intelligent help at their bedsides, at figures within their means. Moreover, the trained nurse, if she may not fill this gap herself, should rejoice - to have It so, for thus do we thoroughly and absolutely rid ourselves of the incubus of the past. The judgment of the thoughtful, in many directions, has approved the plan of an endowed nurses" home, where Intelligent, cultivated women may be trained for the responsibilities of the sick room, and having this home behind - them, at figures graduated to their income, can do this work which the trained nurse, with all her present expenses, cannot afford to do and which we cannot expect her to do. It is not presumed for one moment that this trained nurse service can equal the service of the hospital nurse, nor is she In any sense to supplant her. This she could never do; but we do want and the profession intend to have. Intelligent trained help in their sick rooms at figures which the average wage earner can afford, I - i Is no answer to say "Turn these pa - tienta out of their homes and into the hospitals." Even It such a thing wera proper or practicable, the public InstJl tut ions could not hold them. A far better solution of the Question would be If it were possible (and. oh! that It were possibly to have the trained nurses themselves take up this Question, not in a belligerent mood, but with the same conviction which is in the hearts of ko many, and provide among themselves, by a system of relay nursing, to meet this want. This la not possible with the expenses they are under now; but, given the home, and this most beneficent result would surely follow. Why is It not possible for them to think seriously of this question? Why Is this not their true field not of dls - eussioi:, but of action? We stand side by side In the sick room, engaged in a divine business. Mercenary motives do not enter Into such a calling. We deal with the most precious thing - human life and our mission Is to save it wherever and whenever possible. Whatever, therefore, contributes to our ability and efficiency to meet the need in the fullest sense and do the work In the Christ spirit, is worthy of our most thoughtful consideration. Such we consider the proposition for an endowed nurses home. Dr. A. W. CAT LIN. 207 Greene avenue, January 2. 1895. conspicuous and try to pose as a philanthropist, they think. Well, let 'it go at that If I can't show some better reason. I am old enough to have learned some lessons of duty that belong to me and all. There are In workshops in Brooklyn to - day thousands of boys who are below the lawful age to work as they do. They have been told by their fathers to lie about their ages and the most of the little they earn goes for the support of Intemperate parents. They will not make as good citizens as they would If allowed to enjoy their youth In a natural way and also attend school to a proper age. By attending the plain work done on machines they drive young men from employment and help to keep others from work who should do it and want it. Young girls are shut up in factories all over the city where no care, is had for their morals and no restriction on vulgar conversation or actions and thousands of these are also below the legal age to work In factories. If any one doubts this let them go into some of the large factories where plain work Is done fly machinery. I do not fear contradiction in asserting that as a people we are selfish and Indifferent to the rights and welfare of those who are belpless and In a way that if help does not come from the Interference of those out?!. - ; of their natural protectors, a horde of Inelllclent and worthless citizens will be the result each year. Is it not then a duty for every man to mind some one else's business In so far as It makes for the general welfare? Search for Iniquity of any kind and you will find a whisky bottle at the end of the route from Greenland'. - icy mountains to the Antarctic ocean. The neck of a whisky bottle Is a vial of wrath. JOHN S. BROOKS. Brooklyn, January 3. lSOG. WOULD RATHER HAVE MONEY, GATEWAY OF THE CONTINENT, Keceiving Immigrants at the Station on Ellis Island. NEWCOMERS UNDER INSPECTION. Precautions That Are Taken to Guard Against the Importation of Contagious Diseases Enforcing the Contract Labor Law An Important Review of the Immigration Laws Made by Dr. Senner and Two Associates. THE ORIGIN OP "JINGO." ONE OF THE MILDER CUSS WORDS OF DOWN EAST YANKEES. To the Editor of the Brooklyn 12agle: Your Issue of the December 31 ult. quotes from the Pittsburg Dispatch an article as to the origin of the word "Jingo." The Dispatch says the word originated at the time of the Turko - Rus - sian - war and became in common use In England In 1880. To my knowledge, the word has been In quite common use in New England for more than fifty years as one of the milder cuss words of the down East Yankees. The word ia by no means of modern origin. The editor of the Century Dictionary probably has given the proper clew of its ' derivation. The Basques, a people of unknown origin ami of great antiquity, inhabiting a province of Spain among the Pyrenees mountains, use a language which the editor aaya .seems to have very little connection with any other. "With theis people the - word God Is expressed by Jlnkoa, contracted form of Jangoika, It can easily be Keen that the editor's conclusion that the term, "by jingo," came into use as a form of oath, In the same manner as the English have made u.e of the word God In framing an oath In the English language. It is from the Basques that a garment - worn by women derives Its name. Brooklyn, January 4, 189G. A. H. DAI LEY. THE CUBAN CAUSE. To the Editor of the Brooklyn Eagle: It seems to me that the Bible scene has its ar plication to Cuba' a struggle for liberty. B ver Hi nee the island was discovered and lightly named the pearls and queen of Antilles, it has been coveted of many' nations and the abused possession o her owner, Spain. LJut when she strikes for liberty what should be the position of our so - called lnhd of liberty? May not neutrality be carried too far? Should we not stand up for our character ns a free people? If we really belUve in liberty have we not a chance to prove it when a struggling: Island, longing for liberty, with outstretched arms, calls to us tor help and encouragement? I A GALLANT FIREMAN. THE BRAVERY OP JACK MC KE - NNA OF ENGINE COMPANY NO. 12. To the Editor of the Brooklyn Eagle: In to - nigrht't? Issue of your paper you gave an account of the fire of the night before at 57 - 61 Grand street, eastern district, where there were a number s - f gallant rescues by the members of the Brooklyn fire department. Now; among the names of the llremen mentioned In the Eagle as doing heroic work I find that of Fireman McKenna as having saved the lives of three children. As there were at the fire three llremen of the name of McKenna I think it would be no more than right to give credit where it is due. The fireman that made the rescue was Frank McKenna, better known as Jack McKenna, of Engine Company No. 12, a brave and fearless fellow, who at the risk of his life saved a. man frem drowning at College Point last September, on the occasion of the outing of the Charles V. Bower - han association. For this noble deed he received a handsome medal from the New York Life Saving association in the month of November, 1S95. As deeds like these should not be passed unnoticed 1 think It would not be asking too much of you In give this letter space in your invaluable paper, as you would confer a great favor on the many friend:) and admirers of Fireman McKenna. I hope you will do as requested. A CONSTANT READER OF THE EAGLE. Brooklyn, January S, 1H9G. BACHELORS BEWARE. HERE IS A SUGGESTION WHICH WILL STARTLE THEM. , To the Editor of the Brooklyn Eagle: We are at the beginning of 1S0G, the year when so many wrongs and misdoings are going to be righted and adjusted, if the predictions of our noble Republican friends will prevail. The state legislature has also met once more and is ready for Its usual rushing business at the same old stand. But the Eagle will do a public favor to keep an eye on it, at least in so far as Brooklyn rights and interests are concerned. In the line of legislation I have a suggestion to ventilate and 1 ask the monumental Influence of the Eagle for its advancement. In the course of the session of the legislature a law ought to" pass that will read something like this: "The people of the state of New York, represented in senate and assembly, do hereby onact as follows: Any male citizen whose age has reached the 30th year and whose Income or salary is above the J5 per week shall and must immediately provide himself with a legal wife. A violation of this law or any male citizen who does not comply with its language at the expiration of one month after reaching the age limit, the state, through its regularly appointed, or nominated officials, shall impose on said violator a tax of 30 per cent, on his Income or salary." JOSEPH P. FIN A. Brooklyn, January 2. 1S96. INSTEAD OF CHECKS, IN PAYMENT OF SALARIES. To the Editor of the Brooklyn Eagle: Controller Palmer in a recent letter to your paper, in answer to Major Kleley's so caller valedictory, said, among , other things, that Superintendent McKelvey told him that the police department was very much pleased with the check yys - tem. It is not so; In fact, It is a rank nuisance, and we, the plain patrolmen, are very much opposed to It. I was paid the day before Christmas and was given an hour to get supper and try to get my check cashed. I tried all the stores In my neighborhood without success. At last a brother otllcer told me 1 could get It cashed at a certain gin mill, the owner of which had during the day withdrawn several hundred dollars from the bank, anticipating the rush, anxious to accommodate the cops and incidentally turn an honest penny. I went there and got the check cashed. I wish something would be done tc compel the controller to pay us in good old real fair coin of the realm. Brooklyn, January 4. COP. THE EAGLE THANKED FOR ITS SERVICES TO THE CHRISTMAS TREE SOCIETY. To the Editor of the Brooklyn Eagle: Now that the great event is over for which the Brooklyn Christmas Tree society made such elaborate preparations for so many weeks before Christmas, I wish to thank the Eagle for the help it gave us in accomplishing the object of our society, which Is to provide a Christmas tree for the poor little tots of Brooklyn who have no Christmas trees in their own homes. All the newspapers have been very kind to our society and I feel deeply grateful for their kindness and courtesy. I feel that we owe an especial debt of gratitude to the Eagle for the splendid way In which it haa spoken of our efforts and encouraged us until our object was attained. I hope that our relations will always be as pleasant in the future as they have been In the past. LENA SITTICt. Brooklyn, January 4, 1S9G. TALENT SHOULD HAVE A CHANCE. To the Editor of the Brooklyn Eagle: Having 3 - een several fine decorations on mirrors in some of the principal stores of this city my attention was drawn to a certain decoration on Smith street by some of my neighbors. On inquiring I learned that it was done by a young man 38 years of age. who has never had a iesson in either drawl ns or painting. I think there ought to be certain free art schools established, where a young man so gifted could learn something of use to him in his spare hours. I think the Eagle, with the help of the public, could establish tsuoh a school with little exj.ense. I hope that this may meet the approval of the Eagle. S. C. DAVIDS. Brooklyn. January 4, 1S96. PECULIAR POLICE DUTY. To the Editor of the Brooklyn Eagle: Is it a part of the duty of the police force of Brooklyn to run about the city asking influential men to write letters Indorsing the present police commissioner for reappointment? Is it reform to use the police for electioneering purposes? The captains of the police force have been calling upon citizens to write lb the new mayor In behalf of the police commissioner. Is this right? Can Mr. "Welles, if reappointed, enforce discipline among his officers to whom he will be under obligations for electioneering services? This savors too much of the methods of the ring Democrats and is not the kind of reform we want. Brooklyn, January 3, ISOe. JUSTICE. THE LONG ISLAND CROW. NOT SO BLACK AS HE IS PAINTED AND DOES GOOD WORK FOR THE FARMER. The Long Island crow does not differ from hia dusky neighbor on tho mainland except that he is fatter, his plumage is more glossy and he Is generally more dignified and good natured. The lines of the island crows have fallen in pleasant places. They have th warm pines to roost on and the surplus garbage of New York city as it drifts on the beaches furnishes them with an abundance and variety of food not to be' obtained elsewhere. It Is not surprising, therefore, that the crow to the manner born should be joined in the fall by tens of thousands of his neighbors from the north during the "winter. The : dumping of garbage opposite the beaches of the island has been a great thing for the crow and he literally revels in the surplus fat of the land. It would be a sad winter for him if he knew of Commissioner A VIAL, OP WRATH. THAT IS WHAT MR. BROOKS CALLS A , WHISKY BOTTLE. To the Editor of the Brooklyn Kngio: Any reasonable person would think the tln.ll record ot crime, suicide and domestic affliction traced to alcoholic drink would bo enough to startle the civilized world and put the sale of Che poison out or the reach of all who could not show In purchasing It thiLt it b'jis rig - tit nnd useful for thorn to obtain It. As it Is the law has provided only for a money value on tho injury It does and sayB tha't In so many words yon can sell It without restraint to any person above a certain age if you pay well for the rlrht and so the Injury is allowed to ro on. A government tax of a dollar a gallon and a saloon tax for license to sell whisky seems to satisfy the people. A minister in Hoboken has opened a saloon to prove that It Is a harmless business and not many seemed at all dlspuded to put obstacles in the way of the tratllc, not even to use the state law for closing the saloon or salt; on Sunday. 'I'hls all comes from a natural aversion to meddling with "another's burlness, I think, it makes trouble to.brlnt about reforms by other means than talk and f presume m - any wonder why I am not satisfied to let drink alone und mind my business. How do I get back the money I pay for postatea stamps on so many letters and the time expended? It must be a desire to make myself THE LONG ISLAND CROW. Waring and his crematories and the law which is likely to cut of his source of winter supplies. Garbage suits the crow's taste and he effectually disposes of every eatable portion of it. The crow roosts are located both in the pitch pine woods and in the hard wood trees cn the north side of the island. A large roost is also reported at Amagansett. As soon as the cold weather conies on the crows make daily pilgrimages between their roosts and the seashore. They go to their work soon after daylight and return at night as regularly as the Long Island commutter with the decided advantage of not having to endure the dust, smoke and delays of the railroad. Every morning, rain or shind, the great flocks numbering tens of thousands, wing their way tn the beaches, sometimes a distance of fifteen or twenty miles from the roosts. They fly high or low as the wind and weather favor. The day Is spent upon the beaches or the bars in the bay and they return to their roosts in the afternoon. The result of the examination of the stomach of crows Is conclusive proof that the crow is one of the best friends the farmer and fruit grower has. Only a very small proportion of its food consists of corn or fruit. Not more than one - quarter of its food consists of substances of any value to the farmer, while it consumes enormous quantities of insects, seeds of wild and poisonous plants, garbage ant! other things which the farmer is anxious to have disposed of. The crow is not dignified by a place in the game laws, but, fortunately, ho is abundantly able to take care of himself. For ten months in the year he Is about the only game left for the small boy. Hut tho crow is a knowing bird and furnishes an Immense amount of sport to trie hunter, without any serious damage to himself. After all there are fow birds that would Jul missed moro than the crow. During the dark, dreary clays of winter, he is the only form nr life in the .sky. Tho dally journeyings of tho great army of crows Is always interesting and relieves the monotony of the season of snow and Ice. If we cannot mention the crow in our game laws. let us at least give him a fair i - hanco for his life and not. begrudge him the garbage lie eats, the fow kernels of corn he may pull up or the berries he may steal. He stays with us the year round and Is always solemn, dignified and interesting. On a beautiful Indian summer day, full of the v, - ino and honey and leaven of life, a short sail down the bay is full of pleasure. There is chromatic contrast in the picture as wo sit on tho deck of the well known Shack - amaxon and passing Fort Wadsworth, Governor's Island and the Statue of Liberty, head for Ellis island, which seems a veritable golden gate to the incoming immigrants. As the boat approaches Ellis Island we are struck by the size of the main building, many windowed and turreted, above which tho Stars and Stripes proudly floats. The original plans for this imposing structure were drawn when Secretary Windom was at the head of the treasury department. Tho proper facilities for conducting such an immense volume of immigration business as comes to the port of New York with due dispatch are great. This building, in which Immigrants are received and registered resembles the main building at our centennial exposition at Germans, alert Frenchmen and Irishmen, and serious Austrlans, English and Welsh. The majority of Immigrants are, however, of a healthy, hardy stock, calculated to become excellent citizens and to add to the material prosperity of the country. During the last fiscal year. 258,536 immigrants arrived in this country; of these 3,419 were debarred and deported at the expense of the steamship lines. Of these 694 were contract laborers and were therefore prohibited from landing. In addition, 177 immigrants who had become public charges within one yearafter tbeir arrival, were returned to the countries whence they came. Immigrants to the number of 2,499, who by reason of sickness or accident fell into temporary distress and became public charges (from causes subsequent to and within one year from date of arrival) were relieved and maintained from the immigrant fund, after proper identification and certification. The financial receipts were: From head tax, $211,865; from rentals, $33,107.94, and In payment of hospital bills, $6,212.05. making a total ot $231,184.99. A commission consisting of Herman Stump, Dr. J. H. Senner and Edward F. McSweeny, having been appointed to review existing immigration laws, their defects and practical difficulties in execution, and to recommend changes which will make them more effective, have, presented an exhaustive report recommending numerous amendments and additions to the immigration and alien contract labor laws. It is to be hoped that congress, at an early date, will revise and re - enact these laws, with proper penalties to secure their enforcement, at the same time removing some features that seem oppressive. Dr. Senner also recommends that the immigration service should be under civil service rules and that the inspection of immigrants should be extended in a more thorough manner than heretofore, to cabin passengers and to all vessels coming from foreign ports to the port of New York without exception. IT HAS MADE A HIT. To the Editor of the Brooklyn E.l - le: The Brooklyn Dally Raslt sonc, "Marie Louise." by Monroe H. Rosenfeld, which was made a feature of in your Tvaster Sunday edition. April 14. 1S05, has been sunp by me all through the South with tremendous success. I also sang It a couple of RECEIVING STATION AT ELLLS ISLAND. Philadelphia, in 1876. Within its wide precincts the large officiary of the immigration service finds ample space for the performance of duty and the immigrants are cared for in comfort. But housekeeping does not consist entirely in receiving your company, but involves the power to provide for all their reasonable wants. The large kitchen and restaurant and a detention house, provided with necessary beds, etc., for those immigrants detained by order of the department from four to ten days, while their cases are under consideration, do this effectually. The engineers' department, with boiler house and dynamo room, applies heat and electric light, important items where the winters are long and severe and the clerical force is often obliged to write as late as 10 P. M. An artesian well was opened in the hope that a supply of good water might be reached, but this hope proved fallacious and the water has to be purchased in the city and brought over in boats. The Immense amount of coal required to provide both heat and light has to be stored so that it will not be rendered useless by the action of the elements and the building erected - for this purpose has an upper story furnished with large tanks to hold the water supply and at the same time give pressure for the use of the water in the main building. A crib work, now nearing completion, will give a safe landing place for barges and other craft laden with coal and other supplies for the island. The government is compelled by law to take charge of all sick immigrants arriving in this country or who may become ill within the first year of their stay. The medical department is in charge ot Surgeon William A. Wheeler ot the United States Marine hospital service. Under him is an efficient, corps of assistant officers, and In the hospital building every facility exists for the care of the sick and helpless. The greatest vigilance is exercised to protect our country from tho importation of the insane, those suffering from contagious diseases and all those who, from injuries, physical defects or other causes, are liable to become public charges. The low death rate (2 per cent, of all cases treated) is very gratifying. Twelve hundred and one patients were admitted to the hospital during the year; and the number of steerage passengers inspected upon arrival by these medical examiners was 216, 7S2. As medical officers have to be on the island day and night to care for hospital patients, they are furnished with quarters in an old building, rendered habitable for that purpose. The immigration laws and act of 1S93 cause practically three inspections of each immigrant, viz.: One at his home before passage is secured, one at. port of departure and one on his arrival here. There is a matron at Ellis island to Inspect the women. All immigrants are inspected by officials appointed to enforce alien contract labor laws. A board of special inquiry, composed of four United States officials, examine suspected violators of the immigration laws and, after hearing testimony, an affirmative vote of three members is required to permit the immigrant to land. An appeal may be taken to the commissioner general of immigration or any member of the board of special inquiry. The boards at Ellis island alone determined nearly 24,000 cases during the last fiscal year. Immigrants having been subjected to sanitary surveillance before beginning and during the voyage, have first to pass the sani - : tary guards at quarantine. The ship s inani - tests are surrendered to the boarding of - i ficers of the immigration service, and the ! immigrants are then taken in barges to ! Ellis island, for they must come by that ! door into the sheepfold and not enter some other way. Dr. Joseph H. Senner, the United States commissioner of immigration at this port, directs the landing. Each day brings more than its quota of foreigners. All sorts of anomalous characters in family and friendly groups present picturesque ; ensembles, mixed and merged in the press and counter press. The trained medical perception quickly detects indications of dis - : ease or suspicious appearances, and persons thus noticed are taken from the line and remanded for physical and medical examination in a room set apart for bhat purpose. The others then pass the registry clerks, money changers and agents of railroads. I A thorough record is kept of each imml - ' grant and his destination, for the country assumes responsibility for hlra for one year after he lias landed. He must show that ho is not liable to become a public charge. He has only to satisfy the inspector with his stock of money, when the amount is under $30. and Is not called upon to disclose any money over that sum. The sum known to have been brought over by immigrants last year amounted to over $4,000,000. Those Immigrants liable to become public charges are at once returned to the port whence they came, at the expense of the Southern Steamship company. Those whose statements are not satisfactory are held for a few days, pending Inquiry and settlement: those who expected to be met by friends are cared for till their friends arrive, so that they may not fall into the hands of the lands - harks lying In wait to fleece the ignorant stranger. The sick are placed In the model hospital, and there is a tine plant for the disinfection of clothing and baggage, .when necessary. - Many curious, moving and pathetic scenes are enacted on Ellis island, lion and women long past the verge of senility, Philistines , who have broken the laws ot their own country, those afflicted with Incapacity or laziness, ' sonic whose abysmal Ignorance would be ' amusing were It not appaliing, those nurtur - . ins discontent and a chronic hostility to governments, Hock here with other birds of their feather, and form a sad mixture of incom - patibles contrasted with thrifty Swedes and weeks ago at Hammerstein's Olympia. where it made a rreat hit. I am to sins it Sunday nifrht at the Standard theater, January 5, New York city, and shall sin - it also at the Lenox Lyceum, January 8. I am positive this song will eventually he - come a R - reat popular success. The sale ot pong has been very good. "Will keep you posted ns to Its success. J. ALDRICII LIBBIJT. New York city. January - 1. ISM. cxr C V Ooddard, Paclilc st, near Rock - away av Duanc, J, to South Bklyn Co - op B and L Assn. Fifteenth st, near Fourth av Bowen, Chloo J, to Title uGar and Trust Co, Livings st, near Bond Dcghull, Caroline E, to C J Deghull, State st, near Smith Wend, OA, to J H Becker, Fifty - first st. near Sixth av Burke. .1. to Frances T Miller, Fiftieth st, near Fifth av Brown. C H. N Y. to Sarah Sahleln. De - grew st, near Fourth av Schmidt. Johannah, to N Y Bldg Loan Banking Co. Park place, near Undcrhlll av JANUARY 4. Wlppenhourst. Z T, to Charlotte H Sher - well. f - xr. Myrtle av. nr Ryerson st Woodruff. Eleanor 13, to J Hampden Dougherty. Oxford st. nr Lafayette av.. Hughes, Mary A. to J L O.stello, Clermont av. nr DeKalb Horton. Isa - brlla, to St Luke's Home for Indigent hrls.ian I - V'males, Carlton av. No 315 Comtvs, Bllz. to Mutual Lire Ins Co, Ad - Iph! St. nr Park u.v Hflfenstcin. J VV. to W Kuhlmeler. North Second st. nr Xorth Fifth st Tlntle, 'Vm II. to Mary L Hall. N Y. Johnson and Ur'.dge sts, 'I parcels Lev. - tney, Mary, to Sabina Klchhorn, Wv. - st. : Raynor, O P. to V.'est Side P.ank. Nine - t"cnth st. nr Seventh a. Sanders. I 'I', to Pauline Popputz. Dean st. nr Ltlca av Wengler, J, to Martha Zapp. Stockton st, nr Marey av Campbell. G W". to A J N.wton. Fulton st. nr New York av Hart. Rose, to East Bklyn Svg.i bk. Rus - S' 1! ph;' - - A'J'.nlie av Bartlln, A O. , ' V Lott. YVoodhaven, L r. Montauk a - ., near Liberty Halstea - I. .b - sse T. to Sarah H.vmls. '"r.nlni" - "' St. near li igers av Butler, Rosa C, to Prospect Home P.idg an.' linn ' ' "j, Twelfth av. near Slxty - sevf - nth st Snowdon. R li. ' West Lrooklyn Iind and In'.p Co. fty - fourth st. near Thirteenth av Weir. J It and F. to .las Weir, Jr. New I'trc - cht. Wood road, s w u Aucr. P. to Catb Rlehur, guardian, Mi'UJer st. nfar Even Griffiths. Jj. to Greeni' - 'lnt Svgs bk. Kagle St. near Manhattan av Lehmann. O. to Title Guar and Tr.iFt Co. Knickerb - vk'T yv, near st Selfert. Ernestine, wife, and Adam, to P Tromel Same to A Freeman, same property Cogswell. Mary L. to Almira E Butlor. Evergreen av. near Woodb.'ne st Torney. C, to G F Martens, Dodworth st. nr Broadway Reid. R, to C H Ryan, Roeknway av, nr Vienna Karl, .1, to C and li Bennel. Herkimer st. C White. Ellz W, to C Lesslng Goodenout - h. M J. to C V Lott. YVood - haen, L I Pearson. J F. to W J Gaynor Shlndel. J M and ano. exr. to Emma L Remensnyder James, P G, to Julia F James ASSIGNMENTS. JANUARY 3. Title Guarantee and Trust Co to Ellen M r'.eam Blohm. J, to E Rood, 1S93 Graef, E L, and exrs, to A Graef and ano. exrs - Kpl:e. II F. to Mary E Brush, extrx Kimball. Austin, and ano. exrs, to A Kimball and ano, trustees (May Kimball trust) Huber. Emilie. to F Kreusler, New York Same to Otto Huber, exr Rnlim. C, and aim. to W G Schmidt.. RIdg.vay, Evelyn S, to Lon Island Loan ami Trust Co Goddard. J M, to Mary B Safford REAL ESTATE. NEW BUILDINGS. Atkins avenue, east side, 170 feet north of Blake, a one story frame wheelwright shop, 20x:io. felt roof; cost $l"o. Mrs. L. Liuigenberg. owner. Crystal avenue, east side. 100 feet south of Belmont, a one and a half story frame stable, 3fx2", shingle roof; cost P. Rapelje. owner. Market street, west side, 175 feet north of Etna, four two story frame houses, IS.sxio, tin roof, for two families each; cost SG.000. J. J. Newman, owner and builder. Nassau avenue, south side, 90 feet east, of Morgan, two three story frame apartment houses, 25x GO, gravel roof, for slx families; cost 5S.000. W. Bourman, owner and builder. Gates avenue, north side, 12"i feet west of Hamburg, two three story frame double apartment houses, 25x02, tin roof, for six families each; cost 59,000. A. Amann. owner and builder. Hull 3treet north side. 300 feet east ot Stone avenue, one two story frame stable, 30.2x20, - tin roof; cost Sf00. J. Abnerthy. owner. First avenue, west side, 100 feet north of Sixty - eighth street, a one story greenhouse, 84x94; cost $5,000. E. W. Bliss, owner. East Thirty - ninth street, east side, 20S feet north of Church avenue, one two story and attic frame house, 24t30, tin roof, for one family; cost $2,500. G. T. Harrieon, owner and builder. Fifty - sixth street, north side. 300 feet east of Fourth avenue, one two story and basement brick house, 20x45, tin roof, for two families; cost $7,000. F. Lee, owner. Market avenue, east side, 120 feet south of B street, a two story brick produce market, 40x67.9, gravel and slate roof; cost $4,500. M. Bullwlnkle, owner. Southeast corner of Washington avenue and A street, one two story brick produce market, 24.9x CO, gravel and slate roof; cot $5,000. O. Bartels. owner. Bogaxt stre - st, east side, 75 feet south of Thames, a one story shed, 12x20. tin roof; cost $100. A. Lowendousky, owner and builder. Liberty avenue, north side, 100 feet east of Berrl - man street, a one story brick oil t - ink, 5x5. tin roof; cost $100. Standard Oil company, owner. JUDGMENTS. JANUARY 3. Armstrong, James Tredweli and Harris Baking Co Barney, John S Sven Wendelln Kaufmann, Bertha Broadway bank Dickinson, Robert M William W Goodrich, assignee Brophy, Thomas J Thomas Keely McOoldrlek. Thomas F Margaret Murphy Manneck. Emil Hugh Stewart Reed, Burton F H A Bunker Smith, Alfred E J Ames Pheasby Titus, Joseph B and Benjamin B Frederick Ludlam TYIberg, Robert H W and J Sione Dubolso, William II Augustus C'loson Wingert. Charles W Joseph F Stler Kobat, "Michael" and Mary Charles Cohen and ano Eaton, J Albro Patrick Reilly and ano.. Guedon. Jules J Chester A Fulton Von Llehn, John; Stein, Pnvkl Max Schaffer ' Briggs. Leonard S William W Barnes Hall, Terry E Yellow Pino Co Kurzwarth, Jean Anton Schwarz Kelly, James F H"Kohler & Co Pape. Gervert Benjamin Pritz et al.... Salzman. Israel Joseph Harris Townsend, John C William Floyd and ano City of Brooklyn Ellse Kraus JANUARY" 4. Dexter, Louis P, Jr Brooklyn Hav and Grain Co Function, Patk H P Ballantlne & Sons.. Schmltt. Geo Edison Electric Illuminating Co Overton. John B: Chrlstensen, M Fredk Eppeus. Smith & Co Lang. John B Louis Steinhardt & Co Kings Co L R R Co Joseph Wechsler Same to same Same to same Same to Bennett T Downing Same to Elizabeth Sedgwick and ano Stellwiagon. Wtn and Catharine John and Cha.s Lutz Bolton. Richd A E. Elsnlg & Co Hopkins. Chos E Abraham. Strauss et al Bailey. Arthur J to same Lutz. Gottlieb F Wm Herron et al Livingston. James, individually, and as surviving partner, Foster & Livingston Curtiss, Samiil S Polytechnic institute, Brooklyn Clark. Fannie E N Y and N J Telephone Co Kayden. Thomas P Joseph Ftallert Bwg Co i Van Wickle. Carrie A Jas G Johnson et I al ; Shaffer, Geo A Richd L Hunt and ano.. i Siegel. Jacob and Leah Geo H Couts Same Josephine R Healy 1 Same Goo II Coutts $32.07 143.06 538.71 1,646.51 537.55 470.93 27.S3 1J3.37 59.S4 1.573.59 10U.73 522.(9 500.54 247.35 232. r,S 134.23 57. 25 t'ti.SS 157.95 2rt.t;o 749.50 1.396. ,1 873.25 309.C1 1.43S.99 $114.75 S40.34 321.72 2.6 - 12.93 69.19 116.00 116.00 116..10 MORTGAGES. JANUARY 3. Smith. J A, and J Thompson, to G W Whitman. Burlington, N J. Park place, C Fuchs, G, to l A Billings. New York. Greene av, near Stuyvesant av Do'nohue, J II. to J D Lynch, Avenue T, corner Stillwell av Sabo. J. to G Schwab, Hendrix st, C Meyn, J. to H Schumacher, Atlantic av, corner Barhey st Schoen, H. to C J Stnauh. North Seventh st. near Seventh st Raber. Barbara, to the Orphan Home. City of Brooklyn. Iloorum st. cornel - Lori - mer st Hein, C, to L Feldniann. Knickerbocker Ins E Gunter, WyckoiT N Y." io Rklyn "i.Yf'e t 11 Gans. Mcserolc st A. to W G Phlrvard Braltsch. c, to cor Ralph st Whitehead, .1 t (V. aGtes av. Deckert, J. to c near Humboldt Chamberlain. Sarah Halsi'v st Mulvlhlll. Margt. to Dime Svgr. Bk, Wlll - iamshurgh Tompkins av, cr Lexington Same to same, Tompkins av, near Lexington O'Keefe. Ellen, to T A O'Keefe et a!, exrs. Concord st. near .lav Baker. J C. Hempstead. L I. to J C and J E Baker, exrs. Patchen av, near Monroe st Bergen. E K, to J 31 Goddard, surviving SR. 50 123.6S 275.66 132.35 43.71 37.43 123.70 2.4.56 .SO.O.n 1.354.02 1.33S.92 1,354.02 S3. 500 2.500 1.000 400 7.500 fro 2.000 2,700 2.0H0 6.000 2.500 249 12,001 9.000 2. 50.1 2,700 3,250 4,000 740 2.SO0 $7,000 10.000 1.000 4.500 2.9' 10 2.000 2,5'Jl 3,600 2.000 1.500 2. W0 6.000 omit 5.000 2.500 S00 $1,000 1,500 1.400 5. .'00 1.000 5,500 3,000 MECHANICS' LIENS. JANUARY 3. Fifty - eighth St. n s. 3"0 ft w Third av, lOlxl' - O, Donato and D; Maddl against Elc - anor Peterson, owner; Victor Peterson, cont Fulton St. n R. 205. S w Nostrond av. S'ix7'l. Martin D Walsh against Emll Manneck. owner and cont Humb. - dlt st. e s. 25 ft n Maujer st. 25x l'. - l. Geo P and Enoch Jacob - : agnir.t Dr Krousle, owner; Jas S Johns - in. ront Franklin av. h e cor Jefferson, 20x75, J M Itrown i Son against Firman Clayton, owner: H Greer, cont Hawthorne st. s s, lSOX1 - ; w Xostrand av, - JOxim:; Hawthorne st. s s. 260.6U w Nos - traml av. 40xlo6: Hawtbovne st. s s. 46'.6'4 w Nostrand av, 40x105; HaytVorne St. s s. 540. 6' i; w Nostrand av. 40x106, Ton! Boccin against Wm M Rhodebeck, owner; Geo Rhodebeck. cont Sam" property. Ton I Catapana agalnrt same JANUARY 4. St. Marks av. n , 525 ft e Grand av, 75x 126, Michael Mayer agst John Murpljy, owner; John and Bridget Murphy Same property. Harry W Bell agnt John Murphy, owner and cont Fulton st. No 22S. Wm Sherwood agst Frank Robinson Fulton st. n s, 2 - ."i.S v Nostrand av. R0x7o, Fredk Remnel agst Emtio Manneck. owner and cont Olosson av, n e cor Grand av, 257x100. Benjamin Marchall. r,elver. agst irtis - tees Memorial hospital, owner; Harry White, wm TRANSFERS. JANUARY 2. Warren st. n s, 51.2 w Fifth av, 14.3x100. h&l, Mary Wright to William J Dana - her Bath av, west comer Baj" Twentieth st. 44.7xS2.4x40.CxS2.6, Lillian E. wife Cornelius Fergueson,, Jr, to Frederick B Furnell. b&s Bath av. s w s. 44.7 n w Bay Twentieth st. 50x82.4. hs&ls, Frederick B Furnell to Lillian E, wife Cornelius Fergueson. Jr. b&K Covert st. n s, 311.4 e Bushwlck av. la.llx 100, h&l. foreclose John F Clarke to Esther E Williams Fiftv - second st, s s. 340 ft e Third av, 20x100.2: Forty - sixth st. n s. 140 ft w Fifth av, 40x100.2; Fifty - second st, n s, 100 ft e Sixth av, runs n 116xe 500.5X s 32.11X w 400x s 100.2XW 100; Fifty - third st. s s, 260 ft e Sixth av, runs b 100.2X e SOx s 100.2 to Fifty - fourth st x e 60x n 100.2 40x n 100.2 to Fiftv - thlrd st x w 100: Fifty - fourth st, n a. 300 e Fifth av. 80x100.2. Charles F Lynch to Fnnnlo E Brown Fifty - sixth st, 3S'i ft w Sixth av. 20x100.2; Fifty - fifth st. ISO ft w Sixth av, 20x100.2, Alexr W Seeley to Mary E Seeley Flftv - nlnth st. s s. 240 ft w Fourth av. 40xin0.2. Alxr W Seelev to Mary E Seeley Flfty - fourth st. n s. 140 ft e Fifth av. 21x 100.2, Alexajider Seeley to Mary E Seeley Bmokivn av, w s. 97. b s Avenue H. 40x 100, Joseph E Wllford to Geo W Grnliam Shore road, n e cor Ninety - ninth st. runs n along road 466.2 to Ninety - seventh st xe 38 to Bay Ridge parkway x westerly on curve to point 20 ft s Nlnetj' - seventh st x agai: - . s along parkway 424.4 xs e on curve to Ninety - ninth st xvv 52.10, with land under water to pier line : shore road, s e cor Ninoty - nlnth st, runs s 253. 4xe 22.5 to Bay Ridge parkway xn 219.11xn e on curve to s s Ninety - fifth st xw 55.4. reserves tunnel right, Helen L Johnson to County of Kings Eleventh av, w cor Flfty - llfth st, runs s w 100.2xn w 411. 5xn e 14.10xn w to center block xn w to a e s Fort Hamilton av xn e 101.10 to Fifty - fifth st x s w 602.2. Solomon Levi, Amsterdam. N Y, to Henry L Morris, N Y Lots 363. 364. blk 9, map No 1 of 615 lots. Cowenhoven farm. New L'trocht, Charles Slma to Edward Simpson Gates av, s e s, 1S5 ft s w Btishwick av, 20x100, Brooklyn Life Ins Co to John C Whitehead. N T Keap St. s s, 221 ft w Bedford av, I5.I0X 100. Alice II Wltherbee to Arthur B Grltman Adelplil st. e s. 1S9.5 n DeKalb av. 25x 120.6. Margaret Arnold to Herbert L Moortey. Plalnlleld. N J Rveron st. w s, 237 ft s Myrtle av, 25x 100. h.fcl. Emilie Huber to Claus H Stelllng Putnam av. s s, 210 ft w Lewis av, 20x Andrew D Baird to Alice H Wltherbee, mort $5.O)0 Fifth av. w s. "0 ft s Douglass st. runs w 70xn20 to Douclass st Xw20xs99.6xe90 to Fifth nv. xn79.6, Henry L Morris, N Y, to Solomon Levi, Amsterdam. N Y", morts $ Fifth nv. s w cor Douglass st. runs w 70x 60xw20xsl9.6xe9O to avenue, xr.79.6. Fannie E Brown to Henry L Morris. N Y. tl c Baltic st. s s. ?9R ft w Court st. 25x99.10. h&l. Claus and George Nordenholt. exrs Rettv Nordenholt. to Matthew J Duffy.. Third "av. No '.iG. w es. 10 ft s State st. 20x75, h&l. Antde. wife George Duncan, to William Wlchelns Clark st. n s. 123.3 w Fulton st. runs n 9O.7.vw21.2x:i7O.lxw25xslP0.S lh street, xe 49.2. Frances E. wife Chas V Williams, to William Cauldwell. morts $55,000 JANUARY 3. Marion st, s s, 193.9 w Hopklnson av, 1S.9 xioi. h&l, Annie Hepburn to Emma G liratton. morts $5.000 Park place, n e s. 261.3 n w Sixth av, 19x100. li&l, Orlando W and Geo Butler, exrs Charity M Butler, to John A Smith and John Thompson St Marks av. n s. 175 ft w Grand av. 25x lS2.2x'J6.r.xl73.S, Chas A Schumacher, N Y. exr and trustee Chris F Obrock to Geo IS Christman Satnc prop, Geo B Christman to Patrick Da I ton Park place, n s, 403. S e Underhlll av, 17.10 X131. h&l. New York Building Loan Bkg - Co to Johannah Schmidt, morts $7,250 Vanderveer st. s s. 202 ft e Bushwick av. lT.OxlOO, Annie C Honnlng, N Y, to Annie Pineman Fnfine st, n s, 207.6 e Third av. 19. lx 90, Catharine O'Rourke to Kath L Denham. mort Si. 300 and taxes 1S95.. Johnson st. s w cor Pearl St. 17xS5.3, tutl. Cuth A Powers to Mary E I'owers Lexington nv, s w s, 2'H ft n w Forest place. 50x100. foreclose, Wm J Buttling to Town of New Utrecht Co - op Building and Loan Assn Hondrlx st. w s. fs.ll s Now Lots road, 3I.ls7ii.6xSlx9.!, George Schwab to John Sabo, mort $900 Rookaway av. e s, 475 ft n Vienna av, ir.xlOO.2x4S. 3x100.2. Chas H Rvan to Robert Reld Lit 45. w,sl - li part of map of Heels W Howard. Phoebe M Van Buren, Suffolk Co. to John Hotigklss Dehevoise st. n e cor Morrell st. .Hix7.", Morris RJth and William G Sx - to Slgmund Bleyer and Uertha. his wife. - . par; as Joint tenants, and Cii i.t;os liahm and Regina. his wife. as joint tenants, sub to mort $.".,nno North Seventh St. s w s, 52S. 10 s e S - v.nth st. runs s w 53. Sx s e 39.S to North See - end st x e 22x n 3 - l.lOx n e 4,".. 10 to North Seventh st x22, Dorothea M, wife Christian J Straub, movt c2,50O Sumpter :, n s, 7o ft it Patchen av, 50x 100, forec;ose. "Wm J Buttling to Joseph W Campbell and ano. exrs BenJ F Hancock st, a s, 331.3 e Tompkins av, 18.9x100. h&l, Wilfred Burr to Victoria R Minaidl, mort 54,500 Chauncey st, s s, 154 ft e Saratoga av, 19x100. Bcnj F Stephens to Jane Beatty, mort $2,500 President st, s s. 24S.6 w Fifth av. 17x100, h&l. foreclose. Wm J Buttling to Cas - sine G Wilson Eleventh st. s s. 181.2 e Fourth av, 16.8 X100. h&l, Greenleaf W Crossman. N Y, to Empire Loan and Investment Co, niorts S.VXiO Prospect place, n s, 293.8 e Grand av, 17.4x128.0, h&l, Chas F Holm to Mary Henkcn. mort $5,000 Flslte place, w s. 208.4 n Cxfleld place, W.SxDC. h&l, Guilford R P.orteaux to Mary E Loeschigk Bridge t, w s. SO ft s Myrtle av. 22. Cx 107.6. h&I. Adelaide E Bushnell to Thomas 51 Farley Third av. w s. 50.2 s Fortieth at. 25x100, Leopold Peck to John Gallagher, mort $:;.! Pacific st. No. 2.2R9. n s. 213.1 e Rockaway .'iv. lfi..s.;i), Kdwartl E Herger to Henry F rant - is Same prop, partition, Norman S Dike to Edward E llergen Pacific st. No. 2.2V. n s. 250 ft e Roeknway av. i6.?xlo, partition, same to same Stone al - . e e. 23 ft n I'.ergen st. 21.2x100. George V Lauben.lorfer to Eckford St. C Llth - tield. in trust for Mary L Llttlellcld during her life. re:i - . - rilndor to Walter B and EckCor.I St. C. LiUIefleld St. Felix t - t. w s. 60 ft s D'Kalb av. 23.11x f9.;x21. 11x58.1. h&l. Al - vcd Passargc to Margarethe Paj - sarge Kk'.llman av. n s. 100 ft e Graham av. r,0x loo. Thomas Sheffield to Daisy B Shf - Ii - !d. mort $4,500 Knickerbocker aw n o s. 100 ft n w Putnam av, 40x90. h&l. Paulas Tromel to Ernest Jn, wife Adam Soifert Bl' - c - kt - r st, n .v s. 210 ft n e Irving av, 36x100. h&l. foreclose. Wm .1 Buttling to Spnccr S I'.ullis. trustee for IVnnslyva - nla Lumber Storage Co. morts $ - 1.800 Kii.:kerb(,ck"r av. s w s. I'O ft :i w Stanhope st, 25x100. h&l, Louis Feldmann to Carl Hein and Caroline, his wife, ton - ants by entirety tVeldon st, s s, 200 ft w Crescent St. 75x 100, hs&Is, Mary J Oshom to Nathan Maver, N V, morts $7,000 StIIlwel! av, n e cor Avenue T, lOlxinr), James D Lvnch. N Y. to .Tame; H Dono - hue St Johns place, s s. ;t3.ll w Seventh av, runs s lOOxw il.lxn 14xw 0.5xn SS to pl, - ue xe 41.6. Emily C ThaiU.n. widow, to John an.l Robert Thall - .n. exrs Je - tmim. - L Thallon New Utrecht wood road, s w s. a - lj land lots of John IVnnum, 4 acres, ex. - eptlng land taken for streot, James Weir, jr, and Jessie W. wife Otto Hinigko. to John It and Frederick Weir, all title Fourth av, e s. 50 ft n Slxtv - flrst st. 75x 100. Chas M Bomelsler, Individ and exr and devise." Rachael R BotneUI. - r to Josephine M MeBrlde. q c and cag XInety - s - ixth st. s s. 150 w Marine av. lOOx loo. Chas M Bomelsler. Individ, exr and devisee itachael R Imelsler. to Josephine M McBride. mort $1,000. a c and cag ; Indeft s s, Canarsle. at n w cor of 1 Lany Banyan's, 109. 10x393. - 1x109. 10x393. 10, I Kate Iloccjer to John 15 pits t Twenty - fourth av. south cor Bath nv. x96.Sx about 1SX96.S. James D Lynch to John J Morrlsey, b&s, cag Rath av, west cor Thirty - seventh st, half niock x to iikiyn until and West End R R x x . James D Lynch to John J Morrlssey, b&s. cag Same,eriy. John J Morrlssev to Sarah F Morrlssey, his wife, b&s..." Twenty - fourth av. south cor Bath av. x96.Sx about l! - x96.R. John J Morrlssey lo Sarah F Morrisey, his wife, b&s. and c&g Wyckoff si. s s. 20 ft e Bond St. Pi.SxlOO, Sabina. or Sabine, wife Adolph Elch - horn. to Mary Devanev Sackett st. n e s. 200 ft s e Smith st, 20x 1"'). h&I, Lawrence McGrath to Edward weenev Johnson st. n w cor Bridge st. 56.6x55; Johnson st. n s. 56.0 w Bridge st. 2."x 100. Mary L. wife Edwd A Hall. N Y, to Wm H Tintle Garfield place, s s, 270 ft e Sixth av. 20x 100 .h&l. Helen M Cronin. widow, nnd Caroline II Cronin to Ellen Hobar, widow Sixth av, e s. 48 ft s Pacific st, runs s e along old Brooklyn and Flatbush road 140xsw32 to center old road, xnwl20 to Sixth av, xn41, ChristJne Emerson to Wm H Barron, N Y, q c Third av, e s. 40.2 n Forty - seventh st, 30x85. h&l. Louise Winter, N Y. to Oustave Liebermann. mort $7.000 Twenty - ninth st. n s. 243.4 e Fourth av, 17.10:;loo, Mary J Lucke to Par A I'etterson, mort $2.200 Fourth av, e s. 40.2 n Thirty - second st. 17.4XS1. 7x33.4x80. h&l: Fourth av. e s, 57.C n Thirty - second st. 17.Sx50xl.SxSl. 7; Fourth nv. e s. 100.2 s Thirty - first st. runs e 109xe22.tfxwllxwR.3xwSO to avenue, xn25. Alice, wife Walter Cllne. to Brooklyn Bap Church Extens So. morts 1,532. Lewis av. c - s. 110 ft s Lafavette av, 20x100, h&l. Albert Rudisehhauer to Rosa Rudisehhauer. mort $3,500 Gates av. n s, 287.6 e Reid av, 20.10X FA h&l, John D Plls to Kate Bottler, mort $5,000 Hull st, s e corner Stone av, runs e 19.2 to s s Brooklyn and Jamaica plank road X s e, along same to center line between Hull and Somers sts x w to Stone av x n 10O. foreclose Frederick Cobb to Sara, F and Fanny S Mead, extxs, and C T Young, exr John J Studwell Decatur st, n s, 350 ft e Reld av, 20x100, James Cumiskey to Marv E Marshall.. Hc - rklmer st, s s. 97 ft e Suydam place. 23x97.9, h&l, LouIsSi Kroger, widow, to John Karl South Fifth st, s w s, 50 ft s e Eleventh st. 2oxl00; South Fifth st, west corner Eleventh st. 25x100. Abraham Johnston to jiartna jonnston, nts - wire Montrose av, a s. 250 ft w Lorlmer st 25x100. h&I, Stephen J Blemer to Edwin Pfeffer, exr Anna Pfeffer, mort $2.500.. Selgel st, n s, 175 ft e Graham av, 23x100. Jacob Schneider to Israel Schneider mort $9,870 Oak st, s s, 145 ft w Franklin st, 25xi(Xl Robert J Whittemore to Anna, wife James Scott Hart st, n s, 230 ft e Central av. 25xi6o. Anna Berggoetz to Charles Berggoetz, mort $3,000 - . Liberty av. s e cor Railroad av. 27xl0, Jacob Harris to Arabella Adams, 1SS9.. East Third st, w s. 322.9 n Greenwood av, 10.8x100, h&I, Henri M Prehn to John N Johnson N Y. mort $1.200 Fifty - fourth at, n e s. 125 ft s e Thirteenth av, 50x100.2, West Bklyn Land and Imp Co to Robert B Snowden, mort $40.000 First st, w s, B0 ft n Lawrence av, runs w 50x n 50x w 41x n 21. 9x e 91 to First st x s 71.9. h&l, Sophia H Ayres, Westfleld, N Y, to Patrick Keenan Shore road, e s, 25.2 n Ninety - sixth st, 25.2x94.3x25x96.7. h&l. New York BuiMrr Lion Bonking Co to Annie C Llndeman. mort $5 000 - Seventh av. w s, 95.8 n of center Sixty - seventh St. 52.3x67.6x50x84: Seventh av, e s. 104.1 n of center Sixty - seventh st, 52.3x26,3x50x9.6, John Hutton to County of Kings JA - NUARY 4. Lots 1G1 and 189, map 971, lots of grantor Kensington Heights, Effing - ham H Nichols to Albert Schlrentino. Astoria, L. I. Flatbush av. west cor Avenue G. 25x100. h&l. Carl D Alters to George Allen;.. Oiibom st, e s, 149.9 n Eastern parkway. 25.3x100, h&l. Benjamin P Jacobs to Dora Eisenberg Osborn st. s w cor Livonia av, 25x100. Carrie V Meslck to City Real Estate Co. b&s. cag Oborn st, w s, 25 ft s Livonia ar, 25t 100. same to same, b&s and cag Lafayette av, s s, 73 ft e Throop av, 25x 100. Kdwd L, Clara B and Emellne. widow Tibbals. to Llllie M Hannaford.. Howard av. No 2S. w s, 80 ft n Putnam av, 20xS0. h&l, William Freeman. N Y, io Sarah A. wife Robert McDowell, Denver. Col. mort $3,S0O Bergen st, n s. 118.4 e Carlton av, 18, 6x SO. Anglo Amer Savgs and Loan assn, N Y, to Morris J Jackson, N Y, mort $5,000 Wyckoff st. s s, 275 ft e Smith st. 53x100. EI - Ion Hoban. widow, N Y, to Helen M Cronin, part, sub to morts $11,500 i Same prop, same to Caroline H Cronin, i part, suo to more il...uu h j Portion of Norton Point Land Co lying e K of lot 81 and s of Surf nv on Go's map Coney Island. Norton Point Land Co to ! James T Nelson and Wm P Rae. sub l to mort $100,000. given to secure Belmont av, n s. 75 ft w Hendrix st. 25x 100. Patrick McCadden to Joseph V scuiiey f Market st. w s, 200 ft s Eastern parkway, i 20x79.4. foreclose Wm J 'Buttling to j John and Frederick Bromrner, trustees I for Rebecca F Rldderhoff, will Mok - daiena ttrommer Atlantic av, s 3. 106.7 e Franklin av. runs s iw is.3x w 8.11X s e 20x s 21.11 - x s e 43.10x s w S.Rx e lx n e 100 to avenue x n w 43, Phinny Ayres, N Y, to Henry A uraun, mort i;:,i)uo $150.00 270.00 S"O.00 : 10T.T5 ! 117.03 i 36.00 63.50 800 S.G51 8.150 ! 3.050 : nom j gift ! fflft I gift ; 425 I 10,000 425 7.4SS exert exch i exch ! 41.000 I 1,400 4,200 : i 1 exch j 1.300 1,100 200 nom 700 1,500 nom I A TRADE SECRET. I wondered how an energetic young managed to build up so extensive a res rant business in so short a time. He op - with a seating capacity and feeding ca ity of forty guests, and within two w had enlarged to 150. He is now feeding 250 a day. "I had a friend to help 1 he - explained, when I put the question, is an inventive genius that is, he Inv and devises schemes. I was about to c up after the first week; I lost all I had didn't know where to get another do What did he do? Put a personal in paper. It read like this: "Beautiful yc widow, stranger in city, independently and of the highest social standing, wi to meet honorable gentleman of Drains capacity; money no object: must bo j looking and highly educated: ob matrimony." The address he ; was his own room. He received four hundred letters in repiy, some of t from men ho knew well. With each be n a date. He (the widow) agreed to 1 each of the writers at my restaurant quietly. I did a rushing business from start. Every man who came to meet widow felt obliged to cat or drink somotb and I gave my customers the very best market afforded. The widow never tir up, but I got a run of custom that has s to me ever since. Life's Calendar. 750 : WHAT WAS LOST. j Tourist (in Oklahoma) When you d ! your bowie and sprang at the stranger nrm . had called you a liar, did he lose his U j Alkali Ike Nope; only his ear. Truth.

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