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2 THE BEOOKLYN T)AILiY EAGHjE TUESDAY, JULY 9. 1895 SECRETARY HERBERT'S LETTER To Commodore Sicard of the Brooklyn Navy Yard. THE SEQUEL TO KSTAPP'S REPOBT. Uto Censure on tne Commandant's Conduct Intended or Implied Rules Violated in Many Departments. Total Misconstruction of the New Regulations - Many Examples of Maladministration Cited. Here Is Secretary of the Navy Herbert's letter to the commandant of the Brooklyn navy yard, relating to violations of the new regulations governing the employment of labor at the yard, sent to Brooklyn this morning: Waplilngton, D. C. July 8, 1S95. To Commodore Montgomery Sica.rO. Navy Yard, Nevr York: 61r Referring to the report of Lieutenant J. J. ICnapp, 17. S. IC., concerning - the matter In which the regulations jrovernlng - the employment of la - tor at the navy yards have boon carried' Into efTect. and the replies of tlic various heads of departments In explanation of tho numerous infractions that were reported, tho department, after very careful consideration of the stutements and explanations mad, regretfully concludes that In Quite a number of Instances it has not had that hearty and zeainuu rto - opi - Ion In the enforcement of the labor regulation? it had a right to expect from naval officers at the New York na - y Vard. I take pleasure in saying here, however, lest the generality of the expressions used In this communication should be misunderstood, tnat no censure upon your conduct Is anywhere Intended or to bo Implied. The rules were Intended to make merit tho sole test for employment and continuance in employ - ,cent at navy 3 - ards, and especial care was taken to exclude all opportunities for favoritism on the part of any person, and particularly on tho part of leading men. foremen or heads of departments at the yards. Lists of trades were provided In which men could be employed. Lists were made out for each yard suitable to ita wants, and these lists it was provided could be added to upon application to tho department. A board of registration was formed and rules made to govern its proceedings. Methods by which labor was to be obtained In any deartment or in any branch of a yard were carefully and clearly mapped out, and bo also were the rules by which laborers were to be re - rated, dropped or diprharped. It was well known at tho department that labor at the yards was not fairly divided between political parties, and this war, a serious objection to a continuance of the system, but It was hoped that by the natural mutations which would occur under a fair administration of the rules this objection would gradually disappear. It certainly was very de - eirabl that favoritism should not bo permitted to effect retention or promotion contrary to tho spirit and letter of the rules. At moat of the yards there has been no difficulty, but bo many were the complaints comtmj up from tho New York yard that the department, to ascertain the true condition of affairs, was compelled to tend en olllcer there, who was many weeks investigating1 the complaints and irregularities. Tho report shows numerous Infractions. Without undertaking to enumerate In detail each particular case, they are classified under the following general heads: BOARD OF LABOR EMPLOYMENT. ' (1) Kept no records of meetings and did not take formal action in cases which they ard re - quired to consider. (2) Added trades to yard schedule with the approval of the secretary of the navy. , (3) Registered applicants who were not phyelo - Jly qualified. (4) Applicants who refused work not dropped from the register. (5) Applicants rejected as unsuitable on generaJ requisitions not excluded from registration for one year, but allowed to retain their numbers. (6) Gave preference of "navy yard experience." to applicants who did not present the evidence required and to applicants discharged for cause. (7) In certification for employment passed over names of men registered. (S) Continued on the register as eligible for certification" persons discharged for cause. (0) Paired to drop from the register the names of applicants who had been on the register one year. HEADS OF DEPARTMENTS. (1) Employed, men in trades not on the yard schedule. (2) Did not cause such tests to be made of the qualifications of certified applicants a3 would have enabled them to grade them provisionally and ascertain that they were suitable for tho work. 3) Employed applicants In trades other than those for which they were certified. 4) Transferred employes from one trade or occupation to another. 5) Did not require the quarrei - men and leading men to report promptly to tho foreman Irregularities In attendance. C) Did not require evidence of illness or other sufficient cause of employes' absence for six successive musters to be furnished direct to them. (7) Did not discharge employe? when there was want of work (lack of funds, etc.). but suspended them and thereby kept them contrary to regulations. (S) Employed men who were not certified by tho board of labor employment. (9) Retained In employment as laborers messengers whom the department had ordered discharged. (10) Rated and paid laborers as messengers without the department's approval. In putting into operation a complete new system It was, of course, to be expected that those who were to administer It would make some mistakes and that now and then the department would be called upon to make rulings as well as amendments to rules. There Is and has been, however, nothing particularly dull cult in these rule. A careful and conscientious study of the system for a few hours would enable any competent officer to understand its outlines and a reasonable amount of attention to details paid to each sttrp as token in the administration of the system ought to be suflleient to guard against impcrtant errors. It is a remarkable fact that three years after the system was Inaugurated the board of labor employment at the New York yard and especially tho heads of departments of the two departments namod were found to bo penitently violating in many directions the rules they were ordered to enforce. The additional and more definite Instructions Issued November 1, 1654. and the long and painstaking Investigation made by Lieutenant Knapp into the affaJrs of the yard consequent urm numerous complaints coming from the outside, would not. have been necessary If proper study of the original rules had been made by those who wore to administer thena. Ill no other, navy yurd has there been so inadequate a compliance with and so total a misconstruction of theb regulations as at Brooklyn, especially in the departments of yards and docks and construction and repair. Examples only of mal - ad ministration need be cited. Tho respective heads of these departments have proceeded upon the Idea thut they could by one mean? or another continue men In employment as long as they wished by suspending tl.em Instead of discharging them and by transferring them from one trade, when there was no - work to be done of that nature, to another trade. The rules lying at the foundation of the system provMed that laborers wanted in any trade must cuine from the list of applicant as made up by the board of labor employment. These lists covered applicants for work in the different trades arid the schedule of trades, If neoJ be, could be extended by the department. These provisions, coupled with the uWer want of any rule authorizing a transfer of workmen in the yard from one trade to another, ought to have maVlc It plain to anyone tliat such transfers could not. be made. Again, when Chore was no work, mechanics and laborers, Insiead of being dropped, were suspended and subsequently taken on again without certification by the board of labor employment in direct violation of the spirit and Intent of the regulations. Such administration as this has brought the - department numerous complaints, to tlie effect that favoritism was bcln constantly practiced at tho New York navy yard and that the hope held out to laborers by the r tils trail ion rolls wa a delusion and a sham. Investigation shown that tli unly answer the department can make to these complaints la that Its officials could not understand the rule.1. In explaining the reason for the transfer of J. Kostett from laborer to helper general. Civil Engineer Asserson states that he was governed In a measure by die request of the then chief of the bureau of yards and docks. The chief of the bureau of ynrds and docks has his office at Washington. He Is not immediately concerned In :h - administration of the rules governing labor :it yards and his letter making the request cited by Mr. Asserson shows that the latter was caution: not to infringe the rules. It says: "I do no: wan; any violation of the rules or reguiutiona.' i . ajnounts to a reprehensible Ignorance of the rule to. cite such a request or any request whatever from whomsoever It might come as an excuse in part or in whole for their violation. Officers mua; ' understand that the rules governing labor at navy yards are as inviolable as any other regulations issued by the department. The statement of Civil Engineer Asserson that all the Irregular transfers in his department from one trade to another have. been down and not up. and that they were made in the interest of proper economy cannot be substantiated by the records. Tho reduction of expenses. If this had been the purpose, was otherwise provided for in the regulations. The following named persons were transferred by Mr. Asserson to places where they got higher pay and many of them to trades for which they had no certificates whatever all this to the prejudice of registered applicants entitled to be called: R. J. Short, M. Zuer, D. Little, T. Donovnn. George Brown, J. Covert and R. Swift were transferred from laborers to hod carriers; D. Williams. F. Stellenwerf, M. Fo - garty from laborers to teamsters; F. V. Osgood. D. Manning, A. "VVoolsey, C. Brown and H. Brown from laborers to general helpers ; P. J. Qulgley, T. Hamming and R. Coatello from laborers to helpers in specific trades; J. Curry and L. P. Met agar from wharf builders to Joiners; F. Gerken und D. Desmond from laborers to riggers; J. Gallagher from laborer to paver; R. Swift from laborer to pipe fitter. In the department of construction and repair the following persons appear to be now, or to have been, working and receiving pay under assumed names: E. Ashley, George Bloomfleld, C. P. Broidoy, Patrick Casey, Thomae Case - John Condell, John Connelly. J. Dlebes. John Downing. Patrick Doyle. William Ferguson, James Flood, M. Gearity, William Guthrie, Charles Hendrlck - son, James Kerns, S. Kelly, John Klernnn. Samuel Leemnn, Paul Lester. James Meaney, P. McAlpln. John AIcKenna. P. C. McDermott. Daniel Mollery, John Morrison. Thomas Murray, H. Nolan, Thomas Parcel Is. John Peters, Joseph Reddy, W. Roach, A - Semler, Theodore Slersemb, J. Swim, Eugene Wilkes. John Wood, William Wood and F. J. Mutz. While It Is true that sometimes men may apply for registration under assumed names the strong presumption is against such hypothesis. Laborers registering would generally give the names by which they are commonly known in order to make sure of getting notices. The fact that so many in this department are working under assumed names raises a strong presumption of fraudulent use of notices sent out to other persons, or that false names were aesunied to escape some record In the navy yard, and If false names are used in so many instances there must be great carelessness somewhere. Indeed, it is scarcely possible that there could be many frauds of this character without tho connivance of the quartermen and leading men , under whom these men worked. One of the cases Is that of James Meaney. He worked as a riveter In the department of construction and repair part , of the time as Meaney and from January to August. 1S92. under the name of Kirby. whoso name and privilege ho fraudulently used. James F. Dorsey. leadlngman ship fitter, February 8, 1804, certified that he had kpown James Meaney for two years, that ho was able bodied, of sober and industrious habits and that he had worked on the TJ. S. Maine for ono year and was discharged for want of work. Leadlngman Shipfitter John D. Post signed a similar certificate for James Meaney, stating that he had known him for three years and that he. Meaney, had worked under him. Post, for one year and was discharged for want of work. These certificates were correct, but they omitted the fact that Meaney had falsely represented himself as Matthew IClrby, worked under that name and was paid as Matthew Kirby within the period referred to by Post and Dorsey. It is true that Dorsey and Post state that they were unaware that Meaney was personating Kirby during the period named. Possibly this may be so. but it could not have been so ir they had been diligent In the performance of their duties, looking after the men under them not only at other times but on pay days when leadingmen and others were paid together. Munson W. Looker, master ohlpfltter (Inside) May 2. 1S94, signed a trade certificate of Georire Diamond, stating that th latter was of sober and Industrious habits when the records of the office show that he was discharged Januarv 30. 1893, with the approval of the secretary of the navy, as a quarter - man Bhlpfltter, for being In toxicated while on duty, using abusive language to his superior officer and permitting his men to leave work bofore time. James F. Dorsey, a leadlngman shipfitter under Looker, signed a similar certificate. These certificates were signed in their official capacity and were made for the purpose of convincing the labor board that Diamond had been employed In the navy yard and that the character of his conduct and service were satisfactory - It is true that the board to which these certificates were sent had the right, notwithstanding the circumstances of the discharge of Diamond, to register him If he was in their opinion eligible, but they havo the circumstances all before them. WlIHam H. Todd was master shipfitter (outside). Four - fifths of all the men who have worked un der assumed names were in the ehlpfittlng gang, Inside or outside, and no single person was ever reported for such ofTanee by any foreman. William H. Todd, master shipfitter outside); Munson W. Looker, master shipfitter (inside); John D. Post, leadlngman shipfitter. and James F. Dorsey, leadlngman shipfitter, are hersby reduced to shipfitter, first class. Todd will not for three months and Looker, Post and Dorsey will not for twelve months be eligible for promotion. The board which investigated certain irregularities in the plumbing branch of the department of construction and repair reported as follows: "While there la no direct evidence to show that Foreman Plumber James A. Flood has permitted men to be mustered in while such men were actually out of the navy yard, yet It Is the opinion of the board that James Kelly. James Malloy and Thomas Buchanan were absent from their work and from the navy yard on the forenoon of May 27, 1895, and that Mr. Flood knew of their absence and took measures to prevent their absence from being detected. "The board Is of the opinion that John Kane and Seaman Wilkes are not competent to perform the duties of a first class plumber and a first class tinsmith respectively, although they are borne on the pay roll3 In these rates. Three witnesses testify that John Riddle, quar - termon plumber, did deposit the time checks of William Kelly, James Kelly, Thomas Buchanan, James Molloy. John GladhlU and also of other men, whose names are unknown to the board, upon different occasions, while the sold men were absent from muster or from the yard. The direct evidence of Thomas BIggart shows that William Kelly, James Kelly, Thomas Duchan - an and James Molloy were absent from musters and from the yard from May 8, 1S95, to May 14, 185, Inclusive, except upon two hulf days, and that they were likewise absent on the forenoon of May 27. 1S95. The evidence of Arthur McDonald, leadlngman, shows thut these four men In question were not working on the vessels to which they were credited by the time books, during a part of these periods, via.. May 8 to 14. inclusive. The evidence of Mr. Frank X,. Fernald. constructor, U. S. N., his messengers and Mr. Flood shows that on the forenoon of May 27, 1825, a search extending over a period of about one hour and a half was made for these four men, James Kelly, William Kelly, James Molloy and Thomas Buchanan, and they could not be found. It is the opinion of the board that theso four men were absent from tho yard at certain periods, which the board Is unable to determine, from May 8 to May 14, Inclusive, and alsovn ih$ forenoon of May 27, 1S93, for which time tho aforesaid men received pay, though absent. The board recommends that James A. Flood, foreman plumber ; John Riddle, quarterrnan plumber; James Kelly, first class plumber; William Kelly, first class plumber; James Molloy, first class plumber, and Thomae Buchanan, first class plumber, be discharged from the civil establishment of the navy yard, and that John Kane, first class plumber, and Seaman Wilkes, first class tinsmith, be reduced to the next lower ratings. You will carry the recommendations of the board In these cases into effect. You will direct all employes under Schedules A and B to present themselves at the office of the board of labor employment and in the presence of the recorder to write their respective names, addresses,, trades and the department In which each Is employed on Navy Yard Orders, Form 3, Index card. When this has been done the recorder of the board shall compare the names thus obtained with the time books of the various departments of the yard and report to you such persons as are not carried In the time bovks in tbelr proper names and have the names of such persons corrected. If there are any employes who fall to give satisfactory reasons for working under an assumed name you will report such to the department with your recommendation. You will give such directions as may be necessary to carry out the details of this order. Very respectfully. H. A, HERBERT, Secretary. Commandant Navy Yard, New York. Proud of His Plaid. Professor Blackle frequently stayed at my bouse when lecturing In Glasgow". He was always at his best when one had him alone. One night when we were sitting up together he said in his brusque way: "Whatever other faults I have I am free from vanity." An in - .redulcirp smile on my face roused him. "You don't believe that; give me an instance." Being thus challenged I said: "Why Jo you walk about flourishing a plaid continually?" "I'll give you the history of that, sir. When I was a poor man, and when my v. - lfe and I had our difficulties, she one day drew my attention to the threadbare character of my surtout and askod me to order a new cue. I told her I could not afford It Just thon; when she went, like a noble woman, and put her o - vn plaid shawl on my shoulders, and I have worn a plaid ever since ia memory - of her loving deed." Good Words. TO PETRIFY Dr. Thomas Holmes Has MaJe a Great Embalming Discovery. THAT IS, HE THINKS HE HAS. A Revolution in the Art of Preservation Which Threatens to Throw Several Thousand Sculptors Out of a Job. Every Man (His Own Preserver True Theory of the Marble Heart No More Burials at Sea. Dr. Thomas Holmes of South Ninth street and Marcy avenue has made a discovery. He claims that human: bodies can be petrified and that statues in future may be made tvithout the labor of the sculptor. Wrinkles, he. says, are the great obstacles to be overcome by science. In connection with his discovery. Dr. Holmes calls the new petrifying scheme the antiseptic gas process of embalming. He has been at work on It for seven years and claims that he will give a practical demonstration of its application and show several tests at Bellovue hospital within two weeks. A forearm that was treated with the antiseptic gas by Dr. Holmes two years ago stands on the mantel In his study under a glass bell. It would be taken at the first Rlance for a mar ble arm. It Is tho color of pure white marble. The fingers are twisted and the fleshy part of THE PETBOTED the arm Is furrowed with deep wrinkles. Al - tnougn cierorinea in appearance, there is nothing about it to suggest that it was ever a piece of real flesh, responsive to the volition of a human being. The observer would more naturally Imagine that the arm was a plaster cast taken from the body of some person deformed in that member. Antiseptic gas, it is claimed by the discov erer, may be manufactured as cheaply as any fluid now In use and may be more easilv aD - plied. The gas will be held in cylinders, from wnich it will be conveyed to the arteries. The effect of the gas, as its name implies, will be to kill all the poiaonous matter by absorption. Danger from contagion, it is also claimed, need not be feared when the gas is used, for It will petrify all the germs the same as it does the flesh. After the gas has been administered, the body will gradually solidify and turn as white as marble, even to the nails and the hair close to the skull. On ship board where embalmlne rjroeesHes often fall, the antiseptic method, It is claimed, will always prove successful. Ships supplied wiia me gas neea not resort to burial at sea. In speaking of the process to an Eagle reporter this morning. Dr. Holmes said: "At Bellevue hospital I expect to show that bodies may be embalmed by a process superior to that of the old Egyptians - or any since discovered. The arm which I embalmed with antiseptic gas two years ago is now as hard as stone and will remain so forever. The wrinkles and contorted appearance can easilv be remedied as I have discovered by more recent expetnmeniuj. A startling use to which Dr. Holmes nrn - posos to put his new invention was explained by him as he continued. "I shall organize a company with & capital of $150,000," he said. "We shall manufacture the gas and supply glass caskets t&at may bo illuminated with electric lights. I know several men and women who find comfort in viewing the faces of dead relatives at their vaults in our cemeteries. The features of their loved may be preserved so that they - will have a lifelike appearance indefinitely, and with proper Illumination In a glass casket the wishes of such people may be gratified." Mrs. Holmes, who was present when the doctor announced his belief that bhere in a At.. mand for illuminated caskets threw up her utuxus auu who a jrornneu expression exclaimed: "My, gracious, doctor! I never heard you go on so! As for me, I want to return to dust, as God intended I should." "Well, there are others who don't," replied the doctor, "and they should have It as they Ti - n n 1 Dr. Holmes continuing said that petrified busts and statues could be obtained from bodies, and to his mind it was a mmnrinr disposition of them than either burial or cremation. Mrs. Holmes again expressed her horror at the thought. Dr. Holmes has been in the embalming business more than forty years. He discovered an embalming process before the war, and on the battlefields he embalmed 4,028 bodies of soldiers. About eight years ago he was called as an expert in the then famous Phelps caBe at Blnghamton, N. Y. to testify if a body, for which the embalmer was to receive $5,000, had beep properly embalmed. The suit of the embalmer to secure the payment of $2,000 due on bis bill resulted In the calling of Dr. Holmes by the defense to testify. In the presence of the sheriff and contrary to the directions of the court Dr. Holmes managed to get one hand on tho corpse through a hole that had been broken Into the cement tomb. On his evidence, thus securedi the dofonso won the case. More recently Dr. Holmos was arrested for keeping a body on his premises for more than two months. He had secured It at Bellevue hospital for scientific purposes and after an investigation was released from custody. The anatomical collection in Dr. Holmes' laboratory contains many subjects for nightmares. For a number of years Dr. Holmes had an embalmed dog in a glass case In front of his drug store on Broadway, corner Marcy avenue. He has not yet tried his new process on a dog. The Pamirs. The term Pamirs, as applied to a particular region in Central Asia, was defined by tho Hon. George Curzon in a recent address bofore the Royal Geographical society. It does not mean a vast tableland, as some supposo, ot "a series of bare and storm swept downs," as others have conceived, or a steppe; but, as is illustrated in tho region Itself, a mountainous valley of glacial formation, differing from the adjacent or other mountain valleys only in its superior altitude and in the greator degree to which its trough has been filled up by glacial detritus and alluvium. It thereby approximates in appearance to a plain. This appearnce is due to tho inability of the central stream to scour for Itself a central channel a fact attributable to the width of tho valleys and the consequent absence of glaciers on any scale, and to the short summers, which do not last long enough or receive sufficient solar heat to admit of a very powerful erosive Impetus being communicated to tho melting snows. Mr. Curzon estimates the extreme length and breadth of the Pamirs to be nearly equal and each about one hundred and fifty miles. Popular Science Monthly. Not Silver Enough for Him. "Come right in, Mr. Coin," said St. Peter, as he held the gate wide open, giving the great financier a full view of the beautiful scene within; its magnificent mansions. Its evergreen trees and calmly flowing fountains. "We havo been anxiously awaiting your arrival for some time." "No, I guess not," replied Professor Coin, as he gazed sadly at the brilliant pavement. "Your streets don't suit me. There ought to bo sixteen blocks of silver to ono of gold to suit my views." Washington News. REAL ESTATE MARKET. Tho corporation counsel has sent to Commissioner Bush - an answer to the questions propounded by the latter on section 55 of tho building law, relating to the parts of lots that may bo covered by buildings. In sending this Frank C. Angell, assistant corporation counsel, says, in speaking of the Wanke case, over which the questions arose: "I think you have full authority to revoke this permit, as It was obtained, though innocently, upon a misstatement. Moreover, an apportionment of lots has nothing to do with the section of the building law. Exactly how the custom grew up I don't know, it certainly was not a logical one." The answer to the question referred to is as follows: Yours of June 24 duly received. The following are answers to your questions In the order in which you have asked them, and It would, I think, be beneficial to the building department if one of the courts should construe this section of the law in a test case. Answering your question number one. I am of the opinion that the requirement that there shall be and remain a clear open space of ten feet between the rear end of the lot and any building thereon, relates only to a case where the building upon the lot is one continuous building. Tho first sentence of section 53 of the building law, as amended in 1895, states what 3pace is necessary In case of two buildings erected on a lot. Of course, if the ono story building is built adolnlng a tenement house so as to form in reality an extension to one continuous building, the requirement that there shall be ten feet clear in the rear and that only 70 per cent, of the lot can bo built upon must be observed. The requirement of a space of 10 feet to 25 feet provides a means of ventilation in a case where there are two houses on the same lot absolutely detached one from the other. The requirement that only 70 per cent, of the lot can be built upon relates to a case where the building, whether built In separate portion or not, Is cne continuous building, I cannot see that a case should arise in which there would be any difficulty In deciding whether the 10 or 25 feet regulation or the 70 per cent, regu lation govern, ine one regulation applies to one class of cases, the other regulation applies to another class of cases. . I am of the opinion that the requirement that 10 feet of space must be preserved between the rear end of the lot and a continuous tenement house building thereon, applies equally to corner lots and interior lots, and that you have no authority to waive this expressed provision of the law In any case. Any part of the lot not built upon must be deducted as part of ail open space of 30 per cent, to be allowed. I think, however, this meanB open spaces in the proper sense of the term and does net justify allowing a deduction for ventilation shafts within the walls, or a deduction for ground fenced in from the street, which is really not a part of the lot. No allowance can be made for a court yard, which oeiongs to tne city and is not really a part of the street. This 1b not a .part of the lot. If tnere is a court yard which is the owner's actual and part of the lot and not a continuous portion of the street, ho must be allowed for it. under the present statute it seems to be immaterial where the 30 ner cent, of ooen space shall be located, so long as It is without tne Dounding limits of the foundation walls, except that 10 feet must be preserved on the rear of the lot The answer to the third question answers the fifth. I am of the opinion that in no case can a continuous tenement house building be built up to the rear line of a lot. Ten feet must be preserved, if the lot is 100 feet deep, and it would seem from this section of the law that If the lot is more than 100 feet deep more than 10 feet must be preserved. While these answers seem to answer the questions, It would appear to be necessary to have a case decided by the courts to ascertain just what an owner may do with his property when he desires to erect another building upon a lot that Is already occupied by a structure. Ono question is not decided and that Is whether the open space that is left between the rear of the established building line and the front of the building can be taken into consideration in the 70 per cent, regulation. The books of the buildl that during the month of June there were 279 permits issued for the erection of houses, of which 117 were brick and 1G2 frame. The estimated cost of these structures is placed at $992,587. For the month of June, 1894 there were 376 Dermlts. 184 hrinit on 100 frame, the cost of which was estimated to be William P. Rae company, - auctioneers, sold at the real estate exchange, 189 Montague street, for Charles H. Hyde, referee in action of Mary H. Powers, as executrix, etc., against Albert C. Woodruff, 952 and 954 Third avenue, two three story frame houses, plot 34x97.10, to Sarah Woodruff, for $3,700. For David F. Manning, referee in action of the Land, Title and Trust company of Philadelphia, assignees of the order of Tonti, against John Morris, southeast corner 'ot Thirty - ninth street and Tenth avenue, two story frame house, lot 20x95.2, to the land company, for $4,500. New Buildings. Northwest corner of Buffalo avenue and Prospect place, one four etory chapel, ua.irM. tin and slate roof: cost SCO. 000. St. Mary's hospital, owner. 45 Bersen strert. a one story brick stable. 20x40, gravel root; corn J1.000. P. Qulnn, owner. Washington avenus, east aide, 75 feet south of B street, one two story brick produce market, 25x 00, gravel and slate roof; cost $1,800. J. H. Cross - man, owner. Varet street, south side. '150 feet east of Worrell, one two story brick bathing house, 25x30, tin roof; cost $2,000. 8. Trlndell. owner. Desraw street, north side. 230 feet east of Rogers avenue, a one story brick house. 20x50, gravel roof; cost SSO0. P. Walsh, owner and builder. Klgthy - flfth street, south side. 240 feet west of Twenty - third avenue, one two story and attic frame, 23x12. C. shingle roof, for one family; cost $3,000. P. Flynn, owner. Llnwood street, west plrte, 231 feet south of Fulton, one three story frame apartment house, 25x62, gravel roof, for six families; cost $3,000. H. E. Hoberts. owner. Fiftieth street, north side, 100 feet west of Twelfth avenue, one two story frame house. 22x 42, sihlngle roof, for one .family; cost $3,800. A. E. Tompkins, owner. Flushing avenue, north side, 150 feet west of forter, a one story irame sued, z&xia, tin roof cost $70. Mrs. S. Kurhhelm. owner. Concord street, north side, 122.10 feet east of ooiu. one mree story ortcK cnurcn cluu und sun - day school, 02x186. tin and golvanlir - u Iron roof: cost $40,000. Trustees of First Presbyterian church, owners. Oelston avenue, east side. 175 feet north of Xlne - ty - second street, a one story and basement frame nouse. ztxju. tin root. lor one lamliy; cost $l,zoo. T. Have., owner. Forty - eighth street, north side, 220 feet east of Fourth avenue, ono throe storv brick house. 20x52. tin roof, for three families; cost $4,000. Craig Brothers, owners and builders. IVKalb avenue, south side, 100 feet west of Knickerbocker, three three story brick double apartment houses, 25x63. tin roof, for six families each: cost $18,000. A. Amahn & Son, owners and builders. Eleventh street, south side, 123 feet west of Eighth avenue, three four story brick double apartment houses. 25xG2, tin roof, for eight families each; cost $21,000. James Jack, owner and builder. Mechanics' Liens. jUBr s. Pilling st, n s, 235 ft w Evergreen av, 100x100, Carlo Rosa ajst Gustav Hel - lanO, owner and com 5700.00 iualnh av. e s, irom Hanc - ck st to Jefferson av,. 209x100, Emrlck Bros ascst M O Baker, owner and cont 11,750.00 Tompkins av. n w or Ellery st, 20x109, Jacob II Werbelovsky to George W liosrnan. owner; Henry Lnnimers & Co, conts 50.00 Seventh av. n w cor Twenty - tlrst st. 80x 3110. Frank D Creamer asst Rob - t M Leroy, owner and cont 4S7.14 Classon av, s w cor Dean st, ixl00, Jacob II Werbelovsky asst John P Dnnohuo, owner and cont 220.00 Clason av, w s, 2., ft s D.?an st, 4S.3xl0o, , same agst Annie C Dono - hue, owner; Carrie Olsen. cont 95.00 Seventh av. w s, 20 ft n Twenty - first st, runs n SOxwloOxalOO to st xe20xn20xoSO, Fred A Newman agst R. - 3t M Loroy. owner and cont 1,034.81 Judgments. JT'LY 8. Weber. Herman Robert DIetzel as admstr Otten, John Andrew Smith Barth, Uurlch and Aides Ivntherlne Herte Lownthal. "Isaae" John McCann et al.. Iiwn, Wm E Investor Publishing Co Miller, Chas A; Cunningham, Sym F Murk Davis Scha d. George Benj Bach and ano Zimmerman. Ado ph Y"m J Schenlnj;.... Cassidy, John Atlantic av R R Co ll.irklna, John II and N Sehellcnberg Herborr, Patk J Levi Lllumenau N'oll. Jacob Panl .V Willie? Taft. "."has F Givi E Mnhun Schlottman. Henry a:M Chas Phllo G Bennett et al Hoomloin. Sophie E Slirmund Weiss Fltspatrick. Ella L lia.'ilwin F Strauss.. 'Sutler, Thos H Wm H H Chllds an1 ano Fred Hower Brewing - o Jno I Moser. . Same Fisher & Voltz Clinehy. John N Y National Esch Co.... Pratt. Chas M Martha M Van Lieu $175.00 70.76 3: 101.33 83.05 1.8SS.73 430.4: 43.7: 83.33 54.03 392. 35.43 95.10 34.40 53.55 "7.S! 62.00 980.41 2,377.71 341.S9 1.000.03 Beal Estate Mortgages. JULY 8. Cochran, A, o the Broo'tlui Ban;, "Fulton st, nr Plorrepont at SU.045 Healy. j It. to 11 McLauchllu, Livingston stu so cor Hoyt 30.000 Di to do. Fnltou et, nr Jay... t'0,000 BTogan. Cath .1, to Snan E and Alfred P Brotrn, cxrt, Hlcka at, nr Pacitio 3,000 Ipmmio, H G, t Johns, Newfoundland, to Title Uuarantae and Trust Co. 17th at. nr 8th ar 1.750 Raymond, Blanohs F, to Iottio K Palmer, 57th st, nr ar 600 Bollock.. A P. to Blanch da Kolllj. Paris. France, Brooklyn av cor Crown at 3,000 Oath T Mclxjao and Joe. to J Dill, Jr.. Hancock at, sear Rold a? 500 Malin, P. to Maria B Maader, Kojciustto ot . nr Bedford av 500 Colliai, r H. to B A Boal, Bockawajr it. near Hern liner at, 0 2,030 Baron, C, to F Kirckhaebel. Maray av, near Stoclcton at 1.000 Spenco, Jamos B, to Jmnklin. Trost co aa f;nard, North Oxford ot, vr a, fear Fluah - dc at 2,500 Joy, T, to Harriot Henderson. Park av. near rann 800 Cieitienti di Vlncenzo to J B Spenco, Adelpbt at, nor Atlantic a ' - '.oOO Maria liffio V V. wife Charles H Knot. North Ninth ot, near Rooming st 2,000 Canty. J, to Xi Gets, ICorth Seventh ot. uoar vVytho ar. 2,500 Wholoo. M, to W II Moanttort, South Third st, near '1'onth 400 Weber. H. Bennington, Vt, to F Schwian. Broadway, ncArJohnaon av 1,500 Martin. K L.widotv, to WllliauieborKh H&vinga bunk. South Fourth at, nr Origas ar 1.000 Eccdrd, Catb, to A P Avory, Ewon st, nr Mnujor at 1,300 Hawthnrnt, charlotte J, to BJ Whfttemore, Oakinnd Bt, nr Meaerole a 475 Stanton, K H, to Auielia P Stanton, Diamond . st, nr Oriffgs av 1,000 lreea. TH, to R K Van Grojon. Bodtord av. nrlirriiiierst 1,700 Murphy, T, to J Clark, Maxwelltown, Soot - land, Broome at, nr Humboldt Bt 2,000 Ibort, Mary L, loCC Miller, Morgan av, n w . err tiratton ot , :.50'0 Kol3ch, Fred'd. to J Iinmol. N Y, WyokaB Bt, near ;reeno or.' 500 Rathkamp. H and F, to Catll Xjipsina, Buoh - wiofc nv. corOotert ot.... 8,000 Aberdeen at, s o 8. near Baohwiok av 7,U4: btrulevltz, 1, and J Uotzetovttt to Herben O Smith, stone av, C " 245 Finken. (Jath, to German American Improva - tpmont Co, Market St. near Eastern parkway. . S0O Beagan, Bridget, to w Hugliea. trustee, Fifty - n'nth Kt. near Twelfth ay 400 Oonegan, O, to Emma B Starr, New Utrecht av aud tfif Cy - etghth at 3,000 Assignments. JULY 8. Title Guar and TruBt Co to Cornelia T Bnr - dijk 81,000 Smith, Alice H.00 adminx to WPSmlth.. ... nom Smith. W E. to Alleo H Smith, Saratoga, ff Y nom Cox, Smith, to Mary B Maokay 10,000 Title Gaar and Trnat Co to Long Island Loan and Truat Co 23.000 Andaman, Hortonso, to Catharina Llpsins.. 2.500 backett Bniroa, to Louise Squler 2,000 uun. ,vu I.,,,, ......................... r i . i ; i n i Walker. K A bit .1 IV!,,,,.,,.. V - Mentrap, L, to Josephine Mentrnp 1.2710 Simon, Semcha, to Minnie Horowitz 3 500 Swezery, baoan A H, jtiverhead, L 1, to Hamilton Trust Co 2,500 Van slolen, J T, to A loken 600 Smith. Bmma L, N Y. to Hedda r.rlokon. I Y nnrt Whitmoro. G B, Shorbnrne, N Y, "to 'd"vt V hltmore ., nom Atkmaon, J K, to Tit e Guarantee and'Truat. Co . irn Atkinson, J K. to Josephine SBaUoy!" '70 Transfers. .TTTTiV 9 Keld av, n w cor Hancock st, 26x85, John xioiiren, crnest a riaaren ana isrnst A Memken to ClmiR T.lnctnR lti - naHmr rA Rocltaway av, w s, 167 ft s Herkimer st. nom nom 1,100 21,000 6,800 4. 000 4,500 nom nom 2,750 nom excta nom - loaxtuu, uyron A Deal to l'Tank H Collins North Seventh et, n e s, 171.11 e e Second si, 1B.XX1W, nasi, saran is Meehan ana ano. extrx will Wm Bav. .'ohn rt,f Graham av, n cor Powers st, runs n 76x e iwHi oxe :jux8 loo to st xw i&o, fore - Closure. Wm J Ruttllne to ClmiR nnnrhar Greenpolnt av, n w cor Provost st, 25x95, .loci, i,m xieiuei - ger to vjatnarine Lip - slus AInsllc st, 3 w cor Leonard st, 25x80, jx.eiaieiiBae, IN X, to ueorge Hofmann. A nart. mort is.soo. Hicks st, s o s, 60 ft s w Pacific 9t, 20x Lxiciiaei iuinisman to catn j iirogan. mort J3.000 Putnam av. s s, 130 ft w Tompkins av. ai.uaauv, uoci, jtume rescnara to rinse A S Covert, mort 35.500 Marion et. n e, 355 ft w Hopklnson av. n.uxiuu, nati, ueo i and ana J Nichols tn Tnhn T Auhl, mnv. 0 CnO Marcy av, e s, 25 ft s Stockton' st, "Z5x85 nati, ! ranK mrcnnueDei to Christian Baron, V, Dart Russell place, e s, 66.9 n. Atlantic av, 16.5 sio, nnie a connme, widow, to Ann Dolan and Mary A Flanlgan, Ramapo. N. Y. mort 12.800 Pacific st. s ws, 450 ft s e Hoyt st, 23x100, nasi, Lucy vvatKins, wire or Thomas, X Y. to Alex M Valencia. N Y. mort 19.100 Same property, Bmellne Gedney to Lucy Watklna mort $9.000 Seventh st. n o s. 224 ft n w Sixth av. K.sxiuu, wm j Huttung to wm J Pearson, mort $4.000 Degraw st n 8, 140.4 o Fourth av, 16.4x98.6, neci. jonn jaurns ana james v Johnson to Ann Burns, wife said John Burns, mort 3.000 Brooklyn av. n e corner Crown st, 127.9x ltw, ireaencK c uextcr to Armillio J? Solleck nom nom exch 7.500 8,500. nom Prospect place, n s, 325 ft e Kingston av. loxiiw.,, f rank - H Collins to Byron a Beal. mort $2.950 Pacllic st. s a, 815.9 o Utica av, 17.1x iui.z, n&i. inomns c scare to aaran j Frazer. mort $2,100. taxes, etc Baintiridge st, n s. 283 ft e Ralph av, 17.9 xiuo, nail. Edith Brown to Herbert j Hodglns. . mort $5.000 Floyd st, n , 437 ft o Tompkins av, 18x iuu, cnristlna rock to Michael Bauer - acker, morts $1,800 South Ninth st. s s, 206.9 e Havemeyer st, 23x123x23x124, Almond W Bames to &argarot Barned Atlantic av. s s. 100 ft e Beach Thirty - eighth st. 80x100, Ella H, wife of Robert D Folhard, Garden City, L I, to Gteorge F Francklyn, mort 1 1.400..... Elizabeth st, s o. 800 ft a o Van Brunt at, rnns a w 1.1CU ft x s e 142.0 x 8 o to point 1.0UO ft b w ot Elizabeth stxne lit 100 ft to Otsego st I n e to a w b Elizabeth st x m w , Anglo - American Xry Dock and Warehouse co to Wm N Dykman, b4s Knsh Bt, a b. 123.0 e Kont av. runs e 50.3 x n 125 ft i w 21 ft x s H:).7 x b e 38.3. Amadee Spadouo to Wm C Howard Java at, No 148, o o, 00 ft w Manhattan av, siOxDu. Lizrlo O. wife Henry R Willis, formerly Lizzie Cloherty. and Chrfetine & FoBter to Adeline A Metz. mort Q2.50G Bashwlok av, o s, 75 ft s Montrose av, 25x80. b&l, Josephine, wlf of Julius Mlesmor, to August C Fleck, mort 80.000...., Montrose av, s a, 65 ft e Bushwtok av, 25x75, Josephine, mio Jnlius Meismer, to Angnsi C flock, mort $5,800 , Graham av, w s, 5U ft n Motorola et, 25x73; Moserole at, n s, 75 ft w Graham av, 25X100. hs 41s, Anguat C Fleck and Loulaa M. hie wife, to Josephine MIeamer. mort $11,000 Aberdeen Bt, s e b, 270 ft n e BuBhwick av, Ztubs to Evergreen cemetery and nwlOO to street and bw127. Sarah A Bennett, . extrx Geo C Bennett to Wm 12. King. H part ; Same property, Hannah Goodwin to same, w'vekoff av! "e" 6, '50 f t sH lmraast! 2.5x00.' John Szhulthele to Sarah Danziger. morta $4,000., 125 ft w Blake av, 25x100, Herbert C Smith to Israel Strnlwltz and Julius Oetzelovitz. NY , . , Stone av, w s, 150 ft s Dnmont av. 2oxl00,nl, Benjamin Epstein to Morris Begnne, mort 81.500 Avenue B. n w cor East Eighth ot, 120.0x120. Philip H E Neldlg to Minnie Neldlg. Sixtieth Bt. a w s. 280 ft n w Seventeenth av. runs s w 200 to Sixth - first Bt x n w 120 X n e 2U0 to Sixtieth at x s e 20 x s w 100 x a o 00 x n o 100 to Sixtieth st x s o 40. Bana O Pfnlzgraf to Angolena A Kayorweather Sixtieth st, b w s, 320 f t n w Seventeenth av, runs n w 00x100, Grant E HamlltoD, Youngs - town, O., to game , Twenty - first av. e corner liiprhty - thijTl at. lOOx 120, Morris Apple to Louise Apple his wife. .. xtonr 5.000 4,700 vXCh oxch exoh 2.881 2,021 5.550 000 nom nom 2,800 5,890 gift ON A PRACTICAL BASIS. Points on How to Woo a Chicago Girl. He knelt at her feet and looked pleadingly into her eyes. "Will you be my wife, Ethel?" he asked. She turned slightly from him and replied softly: "I dislike to give you pain, Alfred, but" "Don't say "No," " he pleaded. "Take time to think! Look at the matter calmly, dispassionately. You are a new woman" "Yes," she admitted. "Then you must be practical," he urged. "Look at It from that standpoint. I appeal to your reason." "As a new woman I am in duty hound to consider such an appeal as that. I am bound to look at your proposition In a calm, businesslike way. Please state your case." She was a cold, calculating woman of business now. "I will," he said In desperation. "Recall, if you will, the stories that have been published of the discovery of new diseases, each with a name more horrible than the one preceding it." She became perceptibly paler. "Think," he went on, "of the dangers that constantly beset poor suffering humanity. Remember that new dlsoasos are discovered cn an average of about three times a week now. "With so many floating around, how can anyone hope to escape? Dally, hourly, the researches of the scientists and physicians are increasing our dangers." "I must admit It," she said, with an effort. "Then think of the cost ot keeping in health," he persisted. "Can you hope to get a husband wealthy enough to pay the doctor's bills for a family in view of these conditions, which are constantly growing worse?" "I fear not," she replied sadly. "But how does this" "I am a - physlclan myself," he interrupted. The next moment she was clasped in his arms. "Take mo," she said In her simple new womanly way. "You appeal to my business Judgment." - Chicago Post. Curiosity of Youth. A good story concerning James Russell Lowell has just been told for the first time. Professor Royce of Harvard college has a son, Theodore, who has all the hall marks of genius. Theodore is not yet old enough to have made known whether ho will bo a genius or not, but the peculiarities of that tribe arc his. One day the boy, who was then about 8 years old, was watering the lawn in front of hie father's house in Cambridge Just as James. Russell Lowell happened to pass by on his way to Professor Norton's, a little further along. The hoy tunrod tho hose on Mr. Lowell and despite his - expostulations drenched him from bond to foot, so that he bad to go to Professor James' bouse near by and get an entire change of clothing. When Professor Royco beard this he was naturally very Indignant and took Theodore severely to task. "I don't see bow you could have done It, Theodore' What reason was there in doing such a thing as.tbat?" he said. Theodore . looiced gravely at 'his" father and said: "There was every reason lh the world. I was extremely desirous of knowing how a poet would behave under the circumstances." Life's Calendar. Freak of a Canebrake. An unusual phenomenon Is reported, from various sections of the country, andr. one which perhaps many of our readors have never witnessed. Some two or three months ago It was noticed that tho cane In the dense brakes on the banks of various creeks had failed to put forth Its accustomed foliage and bad the appearance of having been killed by the cold. Soon, however, a flower like formation made Its appearance at the joints where the cane fodder should have been, which In due course developed Into seed heads, six or eight in a cluster at Intervals of a few Inches on the entire upper portion 'of the stalk. Each grain or seed Is inclosed In a husk or shuck resembling oats or barley, but much larger. . The vast quantities of this grain on the various creeks attract myriads of birds and stock of all kinds eat it ravenously. It is said to be an excellent fat producer and many farmers are gathering and feeding it to their stock. The - Journal has questioned a number of the Oldest citizens regarding the matter and some of them say they have never witnessed a similar occurrence. Monroe, Ala., Journal. A Queer Looking Ox. The appearance of the musk ox 1b so odd and striking that when once seen it is seldom forgotten. Tou see an oblong mass of tremendously long brown hair, 4 feet high by 6 feet long, supported upon wide hoofs and very short, thick legB, almost hidden by the body hair. There is also a blunt and hairy muzzle, a pair of eyes, a pair of broad, flattened horns that part like a woman's hair and drop far downward before they curve upward and that Is all. The mass of hair is so thick that as the robe lies on tbe floor it is about as easy to walk over as a feather bed. Over the loins you 'will find, if you look closely, a broad "saddld mark," of dirty white hair, shorter than the rest of the coat. Next to the body is a matted mass of very fine and soft hair, like clean wool, so dense that to snow and fog it is quite Impenetrable. Over this lies a thick coat of very long, straight hair, over twelve inches in length and sometimes twenty, like the grass raincoat of a Japanese soldier. Sometimes It actually touches the snow as the animal walks. St. Nicholas. AMUSEMENTS. MANHATTAN BEACH. Swept by Ocean Breezes. Sousa's Concert Band Every Afternoon and Eveaioff. Rice's Bnrlesqiers in "1495." Every evening oxoopt Sunday. Matlne Saturday. Pain's Fireworks, Grand Spectacle, War between Japan and Chips, Every evening except Sunday snd Monday. Rice's Circus Carnival. Every afternoon and evcnlnc except Sunday. Great Bicycle Track. Daily Eihibitione of Speed Oontesta. Amusement Time Table To - day i . 3:30 to 5 P. M ..Sousa's Concert. ' 3:U0 to 0 P. M... .....Clroua Oarniral. 7:10 to 8:40 P. M. Sonsa'o Concert. b:15to8:A0 P. M..... Pain's Fireworks. O ta 10:30 P. it. ...Circus Carniral. U to moo r. M - Klce'B Bariesqnera, Special announcement Uioyolo luacea. Rnnelal trains lnare tha Bnaoh af tar all narformaneM. Seidl Society Concerts. Brighton Beach Music Hall. ANTON SEIDL AND HIS METROPOLITAN OROHESTBA, EVERY DAY. AT S AND 8 O'CLOCK. Soloists for the treek. LILLIAN BLAUVELT. So prano, ana ,Kurui.i wimi.L,jK., pianist. BOOKS UK TIOK.ETS FOR SALE AT Wlsener'a Piano Warorooma, 290 Fulton et. firadbarv'a. 3M4 Fnlton at. Brooklyn Library, Mr. w. A. Bardwell. Abraham &. Straus1. Fnlton st. Batterroan's Broaritray and FiUBhins av, E. D. Wechsler McNulty',cor. Fnltonet Bedford at. Rothschild'a, Fulton and lloyt eta. POSITIVELY LAST WEEK I BLACK Ambrose Park, AMERICA. SOUTH BROOKLYN. SPORTING. BRIGHTON BEACH RACES Erery Woek Day, bearinnlnjc at 2:30 P. M. Admission $1.50. Ladies. fOo. All roads to Coney Island dlroot to track. AUCTION SALES. Wm. (Dole, Auctioneer. CITY HALESROOM3. 7 AND 8 COURT SQUARE. WEDNESDAY, July 10, at 10:30 o'olouk, AT SALESROOMS, SALE OF LARGE QUANTITY OF PARLOR. CHAMBER AND DINING FURNITURE, FOLDING BED8, MIRRORS, HALL RACKS. CHIFFONIERS, BOOKCASES, Hair Mattrosses, Springs, Boddlne. Curtains, Portarles, Plotarea, &c. fco. CARPETS, Rues, Mats, Oil Cloths. THURSDAY, July 11. at 10:30 o'clock. At No. 1S8 SCHERMEKHORN ST. near Hoyt, FURNITURE OF HOUSE. Parlor ploces in plush, brocatelle and rugs; fancy Tablos and chairs in brass, bamboo ana mahogany ; "Walnut Chamber Suite, handsome maborany Foldincr Bod, sincle iron Bodste&ds. boat Bedding; "Walnut DininK Suit, cbnirs in brocade, on parlor floor; Oak do., basDtnent floor; inrb;a Clocks, Bric - a - Brac, Pictures. Large Hall Rack. etc. "WILTON. BODY BRUSSELS AND MOQUETTE CARPETS, ALL NEARLY NEW. Catalogues at Salesrooms, Lafayette Square Auction Booms and Gallery, P. EL McMAHON, Auctioneer, THURSDAY, JULY 11, AT 10:30 A. M. In Salesrooms, AKD 646 FULTON ST. "Weekly Bale of Honaehold Furniture, Pianos. Cnrpets, etc.. toffotber with the Crockery, Glusware. bilvorware. Table Linen, Cutlery, Wines ana Liquors retaovod from Mr. iioorge Schtnltt's cafe. Turkish Parlor Salts hi Brocatollo and Wilton, Bod - room Snita In mabotfany, early birch and oat. Folding Beda, Chlffoniera. loaches. Portion, Lace Curtains. Extension Tables. Sideboards, China Closets, Refrigerators, Moquotte, (jo be tin. ttrassells and Ingrain Carpeta. etc Tho Wines and Liquors, including Charapagnos, Clar - ts, Bnr(cundy, Khfno, ti casks of California Claret. Table Linen, Silrerware. CrooUery, Glassware, etc will b sold at '4 o'clock In the gallery. Joseph liegeman & Co., Auctioneers. WEDNESDAY. July 1G, AT 10 A. M. 37G Pearl street, near "Willoughby. Chamber Seta in Oak and Cherry, Carpet,, Toilet Crocker;, Springe, Chuire. Tables eto, GROCERIES. A. STICtEL. AUCTIONEER, Sella to - morrow (WEDNESDAY), 10 :iiO o'clook. AT - JTA TOMPKINS AV. CORSliR LEXINGTON. Lare staple Sluck and JUaeniUcent t'ixturee, 1 00 boxes oanued sbtlf and bottle goodb. Coffee, Teas. SUKar. aoaps, Spices, Eatraota Sapolio. etc miutths will nt sold at is o'clock. Oal and Marble (Jlass i'ront Ice Honeo, Moeler Ho:indM'orcerea Curabinatiun Safe, Mirror Front Caddies. Scales, Mill. Standing Desk. Plated Showcases. Clock Conntora. Shelvlne, Awnings, in lots for dealers. BT VIRTUE OP A POWER OF "ATTORNEY to me directed I will expope for - sale at public auction on the 10th. day of July, 18P5, at 2 P. M., one wagon, harness and other bliattels now contained in the store No. 333 Tlfth av, Brooklyn., D. - .ted. Brooklyn. July 8. ISM. JOHN T.JPITZH ARRIS. Attorney for Mortgagee. S. FIRUSKI & SON. AUCTIONEERS. 65 BOW - ery, Now York, will sell at 10:30 A. Sf.. sharp: Juno 13 Order H. Samuels. 417 Qrand - st. olothlnfit of every kind, pledged prior June 10. 18641 . " HOUSE SALE FURNITURE. ETC. Sold by Auction. "WEDNESDAY. July 10, 10:30 o'clock. 870 PEARL ST. HEGEliMAN. Auctioneer. GOBPOKATION NOTICES. DEPARTMENT OF CITY WORKS, MUNICT - pal Department Building, Brooklyn, July 9, 1533 - NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS Sealed proposal will be received at this office until Tuesday. July 23, 1S95, at 12 M., for each of the following pur poses : FOR FTJAGGING SHkEWA LKfl ON THE '"WEST SIDE OF GEORGIA AVENUE, 'BETWEEN ATLANTIC AVENUE A?D FULTON STREET, known aa loos Noe. 13 and 36. block 287. Twenty - sixth Ward map. Amount of deposit J3.G0; amount of surety, J3S. ALSO, FOR EUAOGINTJ SIDEWALK8 ON THH EAST SIDE OF THROOP AVENUE. .BETWEEN" QUXNCY STREET AND GATES A'VENUB, known as lots Nos. 39 and 95, block 5, Twenty - third Ward map. Amount of deposit, $14; amount of surety. SWo. .. - J AXSO, FOR FLAGGING SJWEWA'LKS ON THE NORTH SIDE OF HANCOCK STREET, BETWEEN SUMNER AVENUE AND LEWIS AVENUE, known . as .lots Nos. 20, 21, M, 93 and M. block" 9, . Twenty - third Ward map. . Amount of deposit, M.80; amount of surety, J48: ALSO. FOR FLAGGING SIDEWALKS OJf THE SOUTH SIDE OF SIXTH STREET. BETWEEN FOURTH AVENUE AND FTFTH AVB - NUE. known as lot No. 27, block 14, Twenty - second Ward map. Amount xjf deposit, J7.20; amount of surety, 72. ALSO. FOR FLAGGING SIDEWALKS ONI THE NORTHEAST COTcNER OF If OFF AT STREET AND CENTRAL AVENUE, known as lot No. 11, block 189, Twenty - eighth Ward map.: Amount ot deposit, $9: amount of surety, - J90. Each proposal must be accompanied by a deposit: in money or by a certified, check in the ' samor amount, payable to the order of the Commissioner of City Works, in the sum above specified, for eacU Improvement, - Such cheek or amount of money to bo returned to the bidder In case his bid is rejected. A separate bid, separately inclosed, must1 be made for each piece of work specified in this advertisement. Plans and specifications may be seen and form of proposals con be procured on application at th Department of City Works. Proposals must be accompanied by an undertaking in writing, with two sureties, each of whom shall qualify as to his re - i sponsibillty in the respective sums above men - i tloned, and who shall be owners of real estato la' the City Of Brooklyn, In their own right, in the) amount of each surety, and shall have held thj same for at least one year prior to the time off becoming such surety, that if the contract be: awarded to the party or parties propslng they! will bocome bound as his or their surety for lta - ' faithful performance. Proposals to be indorsed "To the Commissioner of City "Works"' (specifying' work). The said proposals will b publicly opened1 and announced - on the 23d day - of July, 1895, al the hour of 12 o'clock M., provided that tho Coraw misloner of " City Works, or his regularly ap - i painted deputy, is present. In case - of the abw sence of both, then on the first day thereat tee when either is present. AX.FRED T. WHITE. - Commissioner of City Works. Attest: R. M. . Whiting. Secretary. ' Jy9 10 DEPARTMENT OF CITY WORKS. MUNICH pal Department Building, Brooklyn, July 9, lS95 - NOTICE TO CONTKACTOItS Sealed proposal, will toe received at this office until Tuesday, July 23, 1896, at 12 M., for each of the following purposes: FOR FLAGGING SIDBWAIUKS ON THE? EAST - SIDE OF MORGAN AVENUE, BETWEEN JOHNSON , AVENUE AND INQRAHAM STREET, known as lot Nq. 22, block 199, Eighteenth Ward map. Amount of 'deposit, $9.G0s amount of surety, $93. . ALSO. FOR FLAGGING SIDEWALKS Ol THE SOUTH SIDE OF CARROLL STREET? BETWEEN SIXTH AVENUE AND SEVENTH! AVENUE, known as lots Nos. 57, 33 and 183, block 43, Twenty - second Ward map. Amount of deposit. $5.25; amount of surety, I52.G0. ALSO, FOR FLAGGING SIDEWALKS' OW THE SOUTH SIDE OF FOURTH STREET, BETWEEN SIXTH AVENUE AND SEVENTH! AVENUE, known as lots Not. 37 and 38, block) 38, Twenty - second Ward map. Amount of de - posit, 310.S0; amount of surety, 5105. ALSO, FOR FLAGGING SIDETWA'LKS 'ONI THE WESTERLY SIDE OF KNICKBRBOCKHRI AVENUE. BETWEEN THAMES STREET ANO FLUSHING AVNUE, known as lots Nos. 45, - 4fl - 47, 48. 49 and 60. block 203, Eighteenth Ward mapj Amount of deposit,. 99.50; amount ot. surety $85. ALSO, FOR FLAGGING SIDETVALKS ON! THE WEST SIDE OF KNICKERBOCKER! AVENUE. BETWEEN GEORGE STREET ANT MEL'ROSE STREET, known as lots Nos. 28, 27. - '28, 29 and 80. Jblock 71, Twenty - seventh Wara map. Amountrof deposit, J7.50; amount ot aurtJ ty. 73. ALSO. FOR FLAGGING SKDBWIA'LKS - ONI THE NORTHWESTERLY SEDE OF.BLEEOK, ER STREET. BETWEEN EVERGREEN ANTJ CENTRA!. AVENUES; known as lota Nos. 64. 65 and 76. thick 30, Twenty - eighth Ward maw Amount of deposit, 54. CO; amount of surety, J45. Each proposal must be accompanlod by a de posit in money or by a certified check In the same amount, payable to the order of the ComJ missloner of City Works, in the sum above speclg fted, for each improvement. Such check or amount: of money to be returned to tho "bidder in case his bid is rejected. A separate bid. separately inclosed, must be made for each piece of work specified ia this advertisement. . Plans and spciflcations may too seen, and forma of - proposals - can be procured on - application at tlwr Department of City "Works. Proposals must ba accompanied toy an ' undertaking in writing, with, two sureties, eaoh of whom shall qualify as to hla responsibility in the respective sums above men - J tloned, and who shall Ibe owners of ceal estate iq the City of Brooklyn, in their own right, in thai amount of each surety, and shall have held thai same tor at least one year prior to the time on becoming such surety, that rf the contract ba awarded to the party or parties proposing they! will become bound as his or their, Surety for it faithful performance. Proposals to' be" indorsed "To the Commissioner of City Works" (specifying work). The said proposals 'will be publicly! opened and announced on the 23d day of July. 1893, at the hour of 12 olclock, M - . provided that the Commissioner of City. Works, or his regularly) appointed deputy, is present. In case of the , ab - i sence of both, then on the first day thereaftea when either Is present. , ALFRED T. WHITE. Commissioner of City Works. Attest; R. M. Whiting. Secretary. Jy9 lot DEPARTMENT OF CITY "WORKS, MUNICH pal Department Building, Brooklyn. July B, 1895 - 4 NOTTCE TO CONTRACTORS Sealed proposal will be received at this office until Tuesday, July 23, 1S95, at 12 M for each of the following purJ poses: . - FOR FLAGGING SrOETSYAOCS - ON THH SOUTHWEST SIDE - OF . KNICKERBOCKER AVENUE. . BETWEEN BLEEOKBR - STREET AND RATjFH STREET, known as lots Nos. 18 and 5, block: 61,':. Twenty - eighth' Ward map. Amount of deposit, n3.r0; amount of surety, $133. ALSO, FOR - FLAGGING SIDEWALKS ON THE SOUTHWESTERLY SIDE OF KNICKERBOCKER AVENUE, BETWEEN MYRTLE AVE. NUB AND BLEECKBR STREET, known as tot So. 81. block '60, Twenty - eighth Ward map Amount 'of deposit, 17; amount of surety. 170. ALSO. FOR FLAGGING SIDEWALKS Ot THE EASTERLY SIDE OF COLUMBIA PLACE. BETWEEN JORALBMON AND STATE STREETS, known as lot No. 49,. block 37, First Ward map. Amount of deposit, $1.50; amount ot suretjv $15. ALSO, FOR FLAGGING AND. REFLAGGINtl SIDEWALKS' ON THE SOUTH SIDE. OF WTE LOUQHTiY AVENUE, BETWEEN KENT AVENUE AND FRANKLIN AVENUE. Known aa lot No, 76, block 42, Seventh Ward map. Amount ot deposit, $7: amount of surety, 170. " AXSO, FOR FLAGGING AND REFLAGGrNXS SIDEWALKS ON. THE EAST - StDE OF PEARL STREET, BETWEEN CONCORD STREET AND TILLARY STREET, known as lot No. 60, block 22. Fourth Ward map. Amount of deposit, J2 - 40; amount of eurety, $24. ALSO, FOR FLAGGING AND REFLAGGINO SIDEWALKS ON . THE EAST STDE OF KENT AVENUE. BETWEEN DE KALB AVENUE AND WEOLOUGHIBY AVENUE, known as lots Nos. 75 and 70, block 42. Seventh Ward map. Amount of deposit, $3.75; amount of surety, $37.50. Each proposal must be accompanied by a de posit In money or by a certified check in tho same amount, payable to the order of the Commissioner of City Works, in the sum above specified, for each improvement. Such check or amount of money to be returned to the bidder In case hla bid Is rejected. A separate bid, separately IncloseoV must be made for each piece of - work specified in this advertisement. Plans and spciflcatlons may be seen, and forma of proposals can be procured on application at th Department of City Works. Proposals must be accompanied by an undertaking In writing, with two sureties, each of whom shall qualify as to hla responsibility in the respective sums above mentioned, and "who shall be owners of real estate in the City of Brooklyn. In their own right, in thei amount of each surety, and shall have - held the same for at least one year prior to the time of becoming such surety, that if the contract b awarded to the party or parties, proposing they will become bound as his or their surety for ita faithful performance. Proposals to be indorsed "To the Commissioner of Ctty Works" (specifying work). The said proposals - will be publicly opened and announced on tho 23d day of July, 1895, at the hour of 12 o'clock. M.., provided that tho Commissioner of City Works, or his regularly, appointed deputy, is present. Ia. caee of tha at, sence of both, then on the first day thereafter when either is present. . ALFRED T. WHITE, Commissioner of City Works. Attest: R. M. Whiting, Secretary. jy9 lot INSTRUCTION. Mountain Institutes OHAPPAQTIan. Y. Amone the hills, thirty - twf roilea fromKew York ; a boarding school for boys ana girls, under the pare of Friends. ST. JOHN'S MILITARY SCHOOL, MANUUS, NEW YORK. Next term begins SEPTEMBER 18. 1895. WM. VERBECK, President. MEDICAL. AniKSl Chichester's" English Pennyroyal PiUs . (Diamond - Brod), arJ the Beat. 6if, BatUbh. for Lvile .die.," w ima tr Return Mails.' V snS8'M - Chichester Chemical Co. Phllada. , Pa. Wear New Stockings in Japan. If you are so fortunate when you. visit Japan ae to have letters which secure for you social attentions from natives beware of the dressing of your feet If you accept invitations to Japanese homes. An American gentleman found himself in a most embarrassing predicament upon attending a Japanese lady's at home. Japanese etiquette requires that boots' and shoes shall be left outside the salon. On his arrival this gentleman found a. hundred pair' of foot wear of various sorts in the anteroom. He chanced to have on a pair of flaming scarlet woolen socks; and, to his consternation, ono big toe persistently thrust itself through a gaping hole! The friend who ao - companledhtmassuredhlm he would And company In his mleory; and, true enough, as his sharp eyeB flashed around at other feet he found several aa careless as' himself with heels as well aa toes peeping out, Chicago News.

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