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TALK ABOUT TURF AFFAIRS.
PRESENT FORM OF SOME OF THE HORSES. y^OPOSlTTON TO HAVK HIM fig! ItACTNM IN MO. T.AND. Winter form is not an accurate guide of racing form H Kl amusing to hear trainers who have been more or less successful on the turf predict j brllllsrit futures for horses that have he-n highly tried as yearlings. In every stable, with the single j f*ception cf George K. Smith's, which contains no , youngsters, the hopes of the trainers aro Almost ! wholly centred in some promising two-year-olds j The average Quality of the all-aged division last I reur made it possible to secure large ftelds In handl agna, a majority of which were arranged on the | form Indicated by the weights carried In selling races Many racegoers have almost forgotten Hastings ?nd Har-dr-prlng. and estimate the form of Pen Brush on the showing he made in his Easton rsces. B B BASS le In the same category, and so are several others that showed fair form In the i Mr!y spring races. Now, take Helmar's form, with ; his record of victories at the close of the season, j Belmar is not of the class measured by the form j eihihlted by the crack three-year-olds In the early j gprh.g of l.ist year, but in the fall, pitted against | the survivors of a severe campaign, in which sick- ' r.ess played a prominent pan, itelmar was a verl- j table Hindoo. It ls to the all-aged division that | racegoers lo.^k for some stirring racing to arouse the enthusiasm of the masses. Two-year-old races, no matter how valuable the prize may be to the i ?tamer, have never created one-half tho Imprest or j fn!h'js!asm aroused by races between well-known .-torses which have fared In public and (tvea people an opportunity to form an estimate of the calibre of each contestant. No decided effort has been made to preserve the staying qualities of the thorough? bred hy curtailing the numb, r of scrambles and dash?s at short distances for two-year-olus. in nd the best friends of the thoroughbred In? veigh against excessive two-year-old rai lng, but ow.ns t" thc fact that a leading American turfman S I ' ai by an English breeder that sprint races were desirable because horses could be raced more tly, and that short dashes for two-year-olds were excellent for betting purposes, the American in returned filled with the buncombe of one ' "if shareholders in a gate-money race ?ra k not far from London. When it is possible for a throe or a four-year-old to win in n single itason upward of $l?0,0c0 in this country, and in the all-aged division to win fully as much, the quality and quantity of sound aged horses that can stay a I will be greatly Increased. Nobody desires Wholly to suppress two-year-old racing. Far from Intelligent, thinking turfmen and racegoers ?v.. a:.- rans :n which one man can Win Bingle race, while a doi.n others are un the old L*,!lons for th'.dr forfeits with a if crippled two-year-olds ruined in the vam se '.rr the coveted prize. There- has been overmuch weeping and walling ??'.i.tt might have been if the e; Mernie of sa ti,at ravaged the Kastern stables had not 0 -r: J he si. kn.-ss that prevailed furnished a ide of excuses :..r the notorious in-and-out ? * Of many horses last vear. Nearly every - >n indulged In by turfmen whenever they talk ov>r the doings on the turi last vear ls al? ni. -: ill ava ended by somebody referring to the . runn :.^ nf ^ert.-.in horses and attribut? ing it to the epidemic In the early spring. ? fit benefit saay bs derived from the al leged dis-aster cf last year, and that ls, fair purses the all-aged di vial a of iv", because of the ?a.t that ti.e best li;, ern three-year-olds were not ra.e-o. to de.iwi last year. It ls now tnt- rule In the allcsed athletic clubs In w:.: ostensible boxing matches, whl.h are In prizefights, take place, that a competent - ian shall examine the contestants betore in permitted to enter the ring. This state of affairs was brought about by the death of a t-inele prUenghter. When the large number of ?- thal were reporud "dead." to all int-nts and purposes in ra-e.^ |aat year, ts recalled, pirhaps it might be wise? if the Jockey Club took some precautions to have hor-es that are sick when they ri beaten and well when they win. examined by impotent authority before they are, permitted ? :-'ari in races, lt is the solemn duty of every lt turfman and racegoer to pray that no mic afflicts the thoroughbreds In the coming 1 L'p to date everything appears auspicious for the K.istern turf. One little cloud, however, ls on the horizon. Some of ihe profession.il bettors object '.n the most energetic- manner to what they call ?he wolfing propensities of racetrack keepera. Everybody who ls familiar with the affairs of the turf ls aware of the fact that certain men who have never paid a single dollar to support the turf tex.ept as tribute for the privilege of betting when the Ives Poo! Inw made such tribute legitimate) arr never satisfied, and are constantly agitating their associates by talking about grievances Imag? inary or real. Men of standing on the turf, who desire the general iperity cf horsr-owier*, as weil as the racing it.ons. detest the mischief-making agitators try aboui their grievances on the stree; Aid In public places, Some of the horst-owners be -at the Jockey Club has the power to make a dei ag the amount of every purse offered on a Jo- key Club tr;, k Of all the long list of men who were known aa tl aker? !n the golden days of the turf lt ls ex ?remeiv doubtful If ten men can br n.imci that have . ?: :..'. their Winnings and their oilglnal capital. R n turfmen who are considered well-to-do are illy in debt. From th;s it will be seen thal all es of men associated with the turf have suf? fered as severely as men in other callings. - is no rime for dissension-*. To secure the best Ul (he turfmen should be united and give- their Individual support to the Jockey Club. Racetrack -- should ne satisfied with .'. per cent div. len li ^ |j ?! more tran the first mortgage bondi of many .-? ? corporatlona pay to the holder?. Every penny " ;vr cen* should he add-d to the raring fund, ted by ti-ie Jockey club When -.lng reason opens thcro shi.uid be no dis between the associations and the '.ayers of arrangement" should be compietp-j before Kin rep.t.s. for it is extremely probable that .. in tnt Pei ry-Gray racing atv -ruing to . :rom tutting will oe repealed at the requeat of the mi t; associated with the breeJing and trotting Interests .n this State. Tl trotting horse admirers desire to hold mee: .tics, bul '.j Jo so successfully it is essential to ob u ? revenue from sources other than the pate. In Kr.g'and there is more or less agitation about the ?ttl..- cf winter racing, which li rapidly becoming ir and profitable The oid trainers of long I In vigorous terms to the recog .' w nt i racing, Heretofori racing during - month* in England has laen almost fined to cross-country racing, varied by rial dashes of live furlongs on the fla' 1: ll -. : to arrange for races ar longer distances - .- 4, j to '.ave regular meetings at u n | v h:;i ea^v distance of l.ond "i The Wei != ' :::e w.nter raclr.g project, assert ttiat suer. .? *-. 1'. improve the class of horses that are not registered tl roughbreds. Oaring I tba frequent misinterpretation of the "quiet In >arne?c'' phra?e used !n describing '??? irsei ?old a- Tattersall's, in I.onlon. the following revised rulei ' Bales have been alopted by Tattersall's: " tJood hunters' must be sound In wind and eyes. 'lUlei to ride, h<ivo been hunted, and be capable of ted. . , , . . " "Good hti -k"' must he sound in wind ann eyes, quiet la ride and not lame. " 'Goori chsrgers' must be quiet to ride, quiet with trco: - md In wind and pyes, and not lame. " 'Good broughnm or buggv horses.' 'good wheel "- - leaders' must bo Bound In wind and eye, quiet I ..r... M Bpedfled, and not lame. " *Oood polo penlee' nnswer the description if they go to a ball, can he played, and are workably "Hunters harks, chargers, polo ponies, harness horses hrougram and buggy horses, wheelers or leaders, without the word 'good.' ar- not warranted beyond thar the animals so dsacrlbod have been so 'JSe.l "Horses described with *good action* must not be larrr H '.e. poid With a warranty thar they are quiet to ride or drive must also be workably sound, and ave any Infirmity or disease that renders them ? - - h|? of'reasonable work "Horses thar have be?n unnerved do not answer a warranty Imposed under the description 'good.' ai Shove defined. ' a veterinary certWeate must be sent with all ber ?- ?<? irr.ed for not answering any warranty ot ess." Tie foregoing rules might Ve adopted with nd ce by some of the establishment where horaei a-e ?,,,,? in ni!* country lr has been decided li England t ???? Tattersa'.i's that the expression "quiet In hernes*" ii a guarantee of soundness: hence thi of the expression from the CBtalOgUei The spring- handicaps lo England have r.ot flllei ni well a? in previous years Tue classes ol horse In Eng ? i ar.- behind the classes of previous vi ar I ? aiid with the single exception o' p r simmer- English turfmpn do nor look fro stan smorg the pprformers of last year, unless '"alter More proves a real choker. Kew American horsei ? r- entered In rhe spring handicaps. The long gtsiai ??? races have been eomnietely is-norni bj tm Asserleani Richard Croker*! horse* havg beei ?r'erer* j,, several stakes Ir is likely thal AmeriCUl WP] be r*n<\ a*- a sprinter In the future. So-v, e'lr'-wit Americana believe rbat horses cm r* trained and rrle.i in this country and shlppe, real th< Atlantic In eondltlon to race two week .ft.- meir arrival iti England Tie si perl men I I: te bi ? .ii by one cf j ti*- heaviest plungers on thi Ae-.riai, turf in June If the horse he has In vlei nh hi* expectations. Colonel Thomas P e?-hr "? believes In the itM??ry. ano is Arm!) convlncei that after the experiment is made American turf rr'* win tddp horses to England with ns mud ?tldlty ai to Chicago to race for valuable prises, ? 9VAM0MMEJS SHOOT OFF B ATC BER. Th? prone class and non-expert matches wen ?hot off ar the 7th Hertment >rmory on Saturda r'ght. Fly* prlxea were awarded In each contest *h?- i-ond)tiona of the prone class match ail fo ?'Vee shots standing and seven prone. The name ?nd scores of the winners follow: P_ ataad n?. Prats*. Tata) ?-nvki* A Si,vent.f,l ag ? gfjersj Iirake . S .'tl ? r^'-'s B r. Oeeaspesd.;;. M o gt rsl E w !^nrai-?r . 81 ft '"vat. F g. Baker . Mi ? no^!?Rame ron<lHicn" sb to she's prevailed In th. SjetSf?1 m*toh *'hleh was open to all who ha. ?rn made a score of Ci or better in any armor: Removal Sale. FISCHER Pianos. In consequence of the removal of our ware rooms to 33 Union Square West, February 1, an UNUSUAL OPPORTUNITY ls offered, from now until the above date, lo pur- j chase Fischer Flanos, new and slightly used, at preatly reduced prices. In all stylos and woods. Cash or chp.v payments. 110 Fifth Ave., cor Kith St., M. Y. rifle club match, were: The winners and their scores - . ?. .. Handing. Private ff. M. Phillipa . 33 Private 1\ K. Raker, jr., B Private C. ll. Plump. .rt Private ll. R. Murrough*. sa Private R. lt. patton. BJ Prere. .14 rn li H rt.". Total. ?WI 11.1 ai ci M The following men qualified as experts: PaMsaraM HiP'il PltvatS A. S. WSUa. ga' ita Private EM. l/>uli.,.CS lill ? V^rpornl i'. l>rak*.na f.7 < Corpora] B. IV. lancaster. SS Hil The M Regiment marksmen shot off a bull's-eye match at the armory on Satur.Liv evening Entries were restricted to members of the regiment rifle vlub. Fourteen shots v ere taken prone at MO yards, bull's-eyes only being counted. The condi? tions o:' the match allowed ono re-entry. The scores follow: Poer*. Rr*' ant fl. K. Ztist. lu 'aptaln M. E. Durnton. M Ssrgaaat g. \v. iinff. 11 lieutenant H. lla.mulne. V sergeant Sf. s. Ooeray. 7 Captain j. q. unienrti'ril . 7 >' 'rp .ral \\". W, Warren. 7 1'at'tHln J. B. Tuttle. . 7 8?ri[e<,r.t A. H. Vivian.1. 7 Lieutenant C. H. St?li]ar.l. fl Captain M. M. Mlle*. . .'? Private H. niehl . n The conditions of the sharpshooters' match called for a scorn of fia out of a possible 70, to qualify. Seven shots were taken offhand and seven prone. The following men qualified aa sharpshooters: Offhand. Pron* Sergeant ff, K. gust . M .'Cl sargeant A. ll. Vreeland. 30 SJ IX THE CYCLIXG WORLD. THE RACING MEX OF A BROOKLYN* CLUB. OFFICERS OP NT.t\--:r.l,PKT'S ASSOCIATED cycling cm;bs RUBCTRD?THU inoqrots WKBEL MEN'S (TIMING "STAG'1?A NEW CTSH ION FR<MF. PEVICE?SOME GErt MAX WHBRUNO laws. Th*) chancre are th it the members of the Brook I lyn Bicycle Club will take a livelier Interest In racing hereafter. One of the best racing men In the club last year raced as a member of another club. Ho ls Frederick W. Richt. and is extremely popular with tho other members. Richt was the whiner of the Irvtngton-Millburn rac? two years ago. He is never tn the clubhouse on Sunday, and no one has ever seen him on a wheel on that day. Not more than two men In the club know where he lives, and he has never been known to touch liquor or tobacco tn any form. He ls a clever mathematician, and ls employed In a large whole? sale house In Brooklyn. Frederick Allan, who bolds th* mileage record of the club, will leave the city for Kurope In April. (>n his arrival be wlll try to make the trip from Liverpool to landon on his wheel in ene day. The distance ls about one hundred and ninety miles. President Rabbling will nor be a candidate for the presidency of the club. AV. R. flnedeker, Oscar Edgerley and Joseph Dale are mentioned as likely to succeed Mr. Katini lug. The following officers have been elected at tb* annual meeting of the Associated Cycling Clobs of New-Jersey: President. George B. Minshull, Mont? clair Wheelmen, 'Montclair; vice-presidents. James Barber. Englewood Wheelmen, Englewood, and Dr. C. R, Holmes. 1'nlon County Roadsters. Rali? way; secretsrjr, Arthur S. Kimball, Vim Bicycle club, Newark. Last year tho organization con? sisted of twenty-one clubs and had a balance of $2,v>. This year then aro twenty-three clubs, and thts balance is over WO. Some Interest is shown by the Jersey cycling clubs In the "stag" of the Iroquois Wheelmen to be held at Prosser"? Centra! Hall, Jersey City Heights, next Saturday evening. The paopl^i secured by the entertainment committee in provide amusement for the evenintr Include 'Uss Sadie Fox, who will ' sing lier lat-st composition, "Sunshine for You mid 1"; V(bretts, the dancing sonbrette; Paul Mac? Donald, the black-face humorist; Miss Annette Wiltsle. SOU bret te: the Spanish dancer, Roseclta, and Michel and Thompson, sketch artists. A spe rial attraction will be an exhibition of scientific 1 kg-punching by Adolph Michel, of the Iroquois Wheelmen, who claims the bag-punching cham? pionship of Hudson County, and will be ready to meet all comers in a contest at tho stag. One of th<? many features In connection with bl > ?? construction being exhibited nt the cycle shows this year is th? cushion frame device that ls fitted to the 'fd Spalding bicycle. Many claim that this Improvement over the rigid frame ls as much of an Improvement as the pneumatic tire was over the solid tire. Th* device IS unlike former so-called sprint,' frames. There ls no !? Ott 1 lng or rebounding. The New-Jersey Dividion of th* T.enpue of Ameri? can Wheelmen, and the wheelmen of New-Jersey as a body, composed mainly of responsible, tax ! living citizens, a?k for the passage of the Free j Bicycle Baggage bill by the Legislature, not as a ' favor, bul a* a right, which they believe belongs ; to them, in common fairness and justice both to ! themselves and tbe railroads. The latter, tb. I wheelmen believe, will benefit by such a measure. A wheelman sojourning for tho winter In Dres j den writes that the rules regarding bicycle riding I in that city are ridiculous. Hiders aro compelled 1 to have a nlckollsd shield, with name and address I attached to the front part of the wheel. Bella ' must be tung at all crossings. Lamps must bi lighted at dusk. No coasting is allowed, even lr the country. At no time can a cyclist ride In thi middle of the street, and they are not allowed at I ali on somn streets When riding on a muddy road, lt ls advisable to endeavor to keep the head of tbs machine as straight as you cnn and to steer as cautiously as ! possible. Frequently a sudden swerve ls tho canst pf S nasty spill. Cyclists desiring to Join the League of American I Wheelmen mav obtain full pnri"ni Information and membership blank-; by sending names and sd* ' dresses to the Cycling Editor, Tribune. ? THE LAW OF THE BWISOISQ DOOR. MANY n:ori,E PCRglgT iv kkkpisg to tut. UCFI v.iikn they Kiion.p KKEP TO 'nu; hight. In olden times lt was said of the Inhabitants of a certain great city that a large number of IhStB I 1 not know thflr righi hands from tia ir left. That was a lamentable s;a;e of things, and ti r<a,l of it awakens an emotion of compassion in the hreas:* ol the men and women of the mote favored nineteenth century. Rm there ls reason to believe that r.uht here in New-York city, as the century ls drawing I a close, thcie are a goodly number Of people sfll ti d In much iii" .-arne way as were these ^f Nineveh In the i^ng a> Tho number of swinging doors In tins ;own l? legion, and lt ls ? rule slmosl without an esceptloi that v\:, ? ona swinging door la there la 1 also. Thal ls to say. the law of tin ll ni ol thlngi pglr if -winging ? J'? ir - ? ihouid 'ak'- :'li? the light hani, ia; iel than lbs oilier. Observation shows, however, thsi there are hun dreds, yea thousands of men ,n thli city wi * der ti" rule mon honored in the breach than tin observance. Not are naen tin* only iffender* Mam w mien ate empl vd In ogle buildings in all parti ,?? city, and thej too often manifest lamentabli Ignorant-* ol the principle thal one should keep 1 tiie right, Instead of tht left. Why this li iliu- ni sh lean Interest lng q eslion foi thi ho! gist. Th. thing now under consideration I- thi alien fact wh.cli 1 Mt,;.- 1,1,- -a : , - ,,? ? . ? . ' ? ?ceK. lt se. ms . ia) enough to lo tbe rlgl 1 h rig; 1 1 si the rule irfi.i down by Spurgeon : u getting u Heav?n: "Tum to ? ? 1 ghi and k-< p straight on.1 The trouble with many people iv n,.,, [he] perl I to lb* hf. winn they com.- r.i ? to face will ., poll of ?winging d nus. a plain duty ls Ineumben "ii tho^e t? hu know what nugm to be d ina In such , ,, cumstanr - Lei them never depari from the estab hilled rule; never take the left-hand door, even If I la swung alluringly open at toe tight saoaseal bj .?ijme ora .? mir g in the opposite direction Thai ls D' only path af safety lt.- walking In 1 unswervingly thoet wh<. hsvs learned the lesson wli he able lo exert some educative Influence upon th li Rho go astray as often ?s the opportunity present Itself Let the former not be discouraged If the In Iluence In ?mnll. The cumulative force of the righ 's Bligh ly, and one hsssrda Mule In saying thai li time the us- of the rlgnt-himd door will become uni i.isal. The present generation may not live :,, -?? th- day. but those wno lend a hsnd In th. aceom pllahment ,;f this reform may rent assured that th triumph of the cause, though long delayed will b* .'aire Keep to the tight In meeting perml* in trie sidewalk Above all. keep to the right when entering a bull : iii or an a; ar ..-.en; urjvlded with awtnirin*- Sonea PLANS FOR NEW SCHOOLS. ERECTION OP'BUILDINGS AND ACQUIRE? MENT OF SITES. what Tin* itoAi'tn rip kdl'?'ation has DOSTg t.r>n IN'TtBASINO KCHOOI, An*OMM01UTinS!>. In view of tho prevailing desire of the cltUens of New-York to have sufficient public school accom? modations for all Hie children In the city, without overcrowding, the t plans of the Hoard of Kducation for the erection o ' new schools hoiI for the acmilre nietit of new school sites are of general Interest, lb low flt a list of the new school hul'dings now In course of const ru Mion, or recently completed, with the number of classrooms In each and the time when the schools will be opened, adding that the schools will fur nish accommodations for 13,978 ' pupils: HEW SCHOOL I-.I'II.PINGS NOW IN COURSE OF CONSTRICTION. New Grammar Behool No. va, One-hundred-and i nlrieteenth-st. a ii fl Madisun-avo. Opened Decem ber 14. 1**',. 1 Annex. Primary 'H< hool No. 3t<, Hronxdale. Opened December '. ICM, Annex to Grammar School No Z", KlKhty-elghth St.. near I'ark avo. To be opened April 1. 1X97. New Grammar Fehool No. IDS, Anthony-ave., Mount Mop... To br opened April H, ISM New Grammar Behool No. SO, Elghty-elghth-st., between Second nno Third aves. Basterly half to t... opened May l, Ki'T; westerly half was opened in i September last. New Grammar P-tVooi No. Ri, Bedford Park. To \ be openi d Mav 1. UK. New Grammar Behool No. KM, St. Ann's-ave.. be i tween One-hundred- ainl-forty-seventh and One hmidred-and-fort*?-ei*.l,th .-ts. To be opened May 1, 1897. New Primary School No. .", Hast Fourth-st. To he opened June il, ]*'.>~. New school l.ulldlr ir. Nlnety-flrst-Bt. and Flrst nve. Io be opened <>' lober ia, ISM NEW SCHOOLS, COl-TTRACTB FOR WHICH ARE AWARDED. Contracts for the t dlowinR buildings have been ' awarded by ths Board of Kducation and are now he ; fore the Board of Estimate and Apportionment for . their approval, namngy: New s.-hool bulldili]:, Trlnity-ave., between One hundred-and-thlrty-ftCth and One-htindred-and t thirty-sixth sts. To lie completed in nine months , fr..rn date of contract. New school bulldlm-. Unlon-ave. and One-hun dred-and-forty-nlnth-ot. To be completed in twelve I months from date of contract. New Grammar Behool No. 1, Oliver. Henry and 1 Catharine sts. To be completed in fourteen months ftr>m date of contract 'rinse three buildings afford accommodations for UBI pupils. The Hoard of Education has under consideration contract for new Grammar School No. 103, on City Island, with elpin eJussrooms, while plans and specifications for near Grammar School No. 63, at Ono-rnmdred-and-seveniiy-third-st. and Fulton-ave., with three classrooms, .are completed, but contract cannot be let owing tot pending street-oper.lng pro? ceedings. TLANS AI.RRADT APPROVED. Plans have been approved by tho Committee on Buildings of the Hoard of Kducation, snd are now nearing compilion in Hie Draughting Department, as follows; New school, west std(> of St. Nlcholai-ave.. be? tween Onp-hundrpd-and'-twenty-slxth and One-hun dreii-and-tvventy-si venth sts. New school, south skli of Rlvlngton-it., between Forsyth und Eldridge sat:'. New School, Fust 1 (roadway, Bcammel and Oouverneur sts. Annes to Grammar Pnhooi Ni. 3. Annex to Grammar Si.l.ool No. 24. Annes and alterations to Primary School No. 31. Annex and alterations to primary School No. 27. Ail thp foregoing furnish accommodations for a total number ot 31 .iC. SITKS ArQtllRKD IN 1896. Below ls a list of s!*ea> acquired during 1896, with the dates of acquisition: New sire at northwest dimer of NInety-flrst-st. and Flrst-ave. Acquired January is. IK*'?. New site on wes! ilde of :;t. Nlcholas-ava., between j Or,e-hundiP l-and-twi n:y-!-.l.:rh and One-hundred J and-twenty-seventh sta Acquired February ll. 1'96. New site adjoining Grammar School No. 63. at One hundred-and-seventy-third -I t. and Fulton-ave. (pro? posed). Acquired February 1--, ISM Thieo lots at the corner -if Broome and Sheriff sts., adjoining Grammar School No. 31. Acquired May 1. UM. Lot No. 732 Fifth-"*., a.Tiolr.lng Grammar School No. li Acquired May 11, EM, New sile on north side of One-hundred-and-forty nlnth-st. between Beach ir-'d Tulon aves. Acquired May ii, ir;-;. Strip of Und (3T,xlOO feet) in thp rear of I'irammar School No. R. A.quired Mar IT,, \sy\. Vacant lot (Irregular) of ground on Cortlandt-ave.. next south of Primary Department. Grammar School No. ?0. Acquired May I'T. \K< I. I/Ot No. 626 Fast One-hund rrd-and-flffy-sevenfr-s!., adjoining Gramma-- School Mo. 62. Acquired May 28, UM New Bite at City Island. Arq.ilred May Ss, ISM New Bite for Grammar B-thoOl No. 1. at Henry', I Oliver and Catharine sts At quired June 12. UN, Lots Nos 11.1 and ll". Ka?t l'.iu";i-st.. In the rear of Grammar School No. 23. Acq aired June I.". 1VK New Bite .ti south aide of r?ne-hurn!red-and-forty first-st., between Hrook and S... Ann's aves. Acquired June 15, iv.*;. New Bite for Grammar Sc hotd No. 20. en the nouth Bide of Rlvington-st., between forsyth and FUnJgo ?ti Acqulri d .1 ine IS, ISM New site for Grammar Behool No. 4o, cinslstinfr of lots No. no to tao (Inclusive) I-.?st Twentleth-st and Nos. 8Z7 and SB East Nlneteensh-st. Acquired June Itt, ISM Lots No, 165 to 171 (inclusiveI Madison-sr. and lot N i. ..'1 Henry-it., a [Joining Gi ummar S-hool No. 2. Acquired June iv iv.. Ia.ts No. :'.".: West Thlrty-flfth-ot. and No. SB West I Thlrty-slxth-st., on east ilde ofiSrammar School No ] Sf. Acq dre I June S, ISM Plot, lOOzlSfl feet, "ii west e'de if f>pdcn-ave., siuth ; of Grammar Behool Na 91. Acquired June 28, ISM j New site for Grammar Behool No. 12, at East Broadway, Bcammel, Henry and Oouverneur sta Ac? quire .1 June 2.".. ISM Three lots at the northwest corner of Orovo and Bedford ats., adjoining Grammar Behool No. 3. Ac? quired June 2'i, Iv;. Plot on thi "..-.ti --ile of Fortyr-seventh-Bt.. In the rear of Grammar S.-;m..i No. Tl Acquired June St, New site on the west slue of Trlnltv-.-ive fpro posed), hetweei One-hundred-n pd-thlrty-fifth and One-hundred-and-thlrty-Blxth stn. A'-oulted July 2", ISM I?nt No. 171 Fast tine.hundred -and-fonrtrenth-sf In the i..ir of Grammar Behool No. c;. Acaulred Auerust li, ISM Three lota si the south asl roimer of Bast Hous? ton and Rsm i eta, ad loin ti g Grammar Behool No : ? Acquired August 23, M Strip, 25 bv I2S feet, in the rear of Grammar Behool No. SS. Acquired October 12, ISM Two lots In Sixty-eighth-st., on west side of Grammar Behool No 94. Acaulred June K, l5'.-*; Lots Nus. ::2 and SH4j Cannlm at., In the r. ar of Primary Behool No. 13, Acquired November 10, ISM TpII of tllP above lites are for tv .V buildings and seventeen are Bites for iddltlonrt light, ventilation and sanitary Improvements BITES TO BE ACQUIRED. Tlo- following ls a Hst of sites bein*? acq aired ly condemnation proce* lings lu th" hands of the Counsel to the <'on.oration: Lol No. 4J Greenwlch-avi . on ihe north Fide of Grammar Behool No 41. Lots Noe. SH and 2M Weet Tenth-st. end No. ftft Greenwlch-st. adjoining Primary School No. 7. Lol oti south side of One-hundred-and-seven , teenth-sl . on vv i side of <;r.iiiim ir Behool No. io New Bite 11 northeaal corner -of Andrews and 1 Burnsldi svea A st: io of land on Ihe nc-th ajtid west sides of . Grammar Behool No SI Lots Nos BOG and 504 Bast Eighty-second-st, nd . Joining Grammar Behool ,\".-. M Lot- Noa ! - and -?' Easl One-hundred-snd nlnth-st . i-i the rear of firs mum r School No. M. ? *omn i i ? have repoi t- d. I New site for Grammar Behool No. 42. on ih? north ald< ol Hester-st.. between CUrchard and Lud? low sts Commissioners have resorted. Lol ."?'" ':''s U'est Seventeenth*st., on west aldi of Grammar Behool No. ll. Commissioners havi reported. Lot No. Iii West T'-lit). ih-st., OH WP-t side ol ? ;? irnriai B hool No SA Plot rirrerulan lt rear of Grammar Behool No t: ,t One iundred-and-twenty-'ilnth-st. and Am m-ave N*i w site (ten lots! on east ildn of Avenue A. be? tween Beventj -eventh and Sevmty-elghth Xf,v pits '?' I.' Bel.I *:.. ll .,-id rnmin Behool V ? i i. '? ' I - ci . '?' Hubert i Lot No '-" Sherlff-st. ard Lot No. 21 Willett-st i.f Gr imm i< s >hool No. nt. I,,,: No. 214 East Beventy-slath-BI . In rcirofGram ii... B tool No '?" L ? so '-" Mott- t., on thi Multi si le of Prlmarj N i ? - Lor No |tj Br ??-?? st., on I ? Wrfll Ide of Primar N" '-" ? . ? ?, foi Oi ''i'll. ? H ? ? (Jo, 4. al southeai if n inst i md Buffolh i :.-. 1 ? N.i T.. Lewil ll "ti Ihe norr?-. id.- -f rirainrna St hool S . W i/P. w. Bl Bssi PWentleth-i . on eas! ams i Grammar B< :"' ?' No H .V-iv nit on One-nundn l-snd-n?neteenth and One hundred-and-twent!eth si-, bet reen s. 1 am Third avei (No ."l t ? :'?'? Ea"l One-hundr l-iad ,,,..:: -t . and No S3 to M4 "??>-< ? m.?-hundred nd-twi ' nclusive) i.,,, ?; nt Hester-st . "ti east sids of Oramms Btrio of lard, SI hy ItW fi -1. .-.f rears of Ne ttl t. 4i] -\ , pot' ? !' -st. In rear ce* Grammai s ? Ni W Lol No. 123 We-: Fifty-fourth* :. en east Ide e Oi .'rm -i s hool No -"' Ni w site So SM to Sit (Inclusive) Ksst One-hundred and-fifth-Bt and No BS to SK (Inrlustve) Bast Om hundred-an'-'ourih-st. between First and Second Nee lite, Mn H le ltd Attiirney-st, betweei Blvlngton and Siam ll Si \,w -it,- il-' Otsl on I ?-ip-!i'in l-ednnd-rhlrd in. Om hundred-and-fourth stB.. b?iwen Fif'h uri' Madison sree.. beginning 1M f?ei east of Flfth-ave. New sit.- hi Market snd Moonie sts . *1T'| feel Ini-he* 'n Monroe-et . and 1*1 feet <'4 Inches on Mar kp:-st 1 ADDITIONAL SITES 's/AKTED In eddltton to the f0re3e.hu. th-i Hoard of F.dura I non hai niresd* aooewred of Ute following sitei THIRTY-SEVENTH ANNUAL STATEMENT OF THE EQUITABLE LIFE ASSURANCE SOCIETY OP THE UNITED STATES, FOR THE YEAR ENDING DECEMBER lt, 1896. ASSETS. Bonds and Mortgages.$32,021,426.97 Real Estate, including tbs Equitable Building and purchases under fore? closure of mortgages. 26,088,242.94 United States Stocks, Stste Stocks snd City Stocks snd other invest? ments, ss per market quotations Dec. 31, 1896 (market value over cost, $2,796,863.63). 113,077,465.66 Loans secured by Bonds snd Stocks (market value Dec. 31, 1896, $'4,738.055). 11,723,700.00 j Real Estate outside the State of New York, including purchases under foreclosure and office buildings. 16,670,386.37 1 Cash in Banks and Trust Companies at interest. . 11,262,939.63 | Balances due from agenta. 632,697.20 j Interest and Rents due and accrued.. 518,896.58 | Premiums due snd unreported, less cost of collection. 2,57^037-00 Deferred Premiums, less cost of col? lection . 2,20t,I55.00 Assets Dec. 31,1898.$216,773,947,85 We hereby certify that, after a personal examination of the securities and accounts described in the foregoing statement for the year 1896, we find the same to be true and correct as stated. The stocks and bonds in the above statements arc valued at tbe market price Decem? ber 31, 1896. The Real Estate belonging to the Society has been appraised by the Insurance Depart ment of the State of New York, and is stated at the reduced valuation aa shown in the official report of the examination of the Society, dated July 9, 1895. FRANCIS W. JACKSON, Auditor. ALFRED W. MAINE, and Audltsr. LIABILITIES. Resew on all existing policies, calculated od a k% standard, and all other liabilities--$173,496,768.23 Sarplas, on a fy standard.. $43,277,179.12 Wa hereby certify to tbe correctness of tbe above eaJ culatiost of tbe reserve and surplus. Dividends will be declared, as heretofore, on the basis of a 4* standard. OEOROB W. PHILLIPS, Actssry. J. G. VAN CITE, Aaalstsnt Actuary. INCOME. Premium Receipts.%&tO&9>3S7'7* Cash received for Interest and from other sources. 8,921,700.67 | Income.!.$45,011,058.38 DISBURSEMENTS. Desth Claims.$12,380,249.0? Matured and Discounted Endow? ments. 1,096,193.24 Annuities. 410,793-3* Surrender Values. 3?58?%JOX.OO Matured Tontine Values. 2,041,970.20 Dividends paid to Policy-Holders_ 2,425,933.61 Paid Pollcy-HoWen.$21,937,439.45 Commission, advertising, postage and exchange. . 4i33?,268.30 All other payments: Taxes, salaries, medical examinations, general ex? penses, ftc. 3,736,714^6 Disbursements.$30,004,422.01 ASSURANCE. rmr Aianrr tolksss trarro at Taara oonartrrsa valvss, Outstanding Assurance Dec. 31, 1898.$915,102,070,00 Kef Assurance written In 1896 $127,694,084.00 Proposals for Assurance Exam? ined and Declined.$21,678,467.00 We, the undersigned, appointed by tbe Board of Di* rectors of the Equitable Society, in accordance with ita by-laws, to revise and verify all itt affairs for the year 1806, hereby certify that we have, in person, carefully examined the ac conn ta, and counted and examined ia detail the Assets of the Society, and do hereby certify that the foregoing statement thereof is true and correct as stated. E. BOUDINOT COLT, T. 8 YOUNO. " - ? O. W. CARLETON, OT COLT, ) loaokl caasautssi W. B. KENDALL, > of Om Boara af H. J. FAIRCHILD,) Bli I Mm OFFICERS. BENET B. HTDK, Prttidont. JAMES W. ALEXANDER. Fie*-Presides*. THOMAS D. JORDAN. OmptrtUm LOUIS FITZGERALD, Second Vice-President. W. ALEXANDER, Secretary. GAGE E. TARBELL, TMrd Vtee-Prttidenl R. D. BIPLEY. IWasterev. G30RGE T. WILSON, Fcvrth Tiee-President. J. B. LOBING, Regittnr. EDWARD W. LAMBERT, Medical Director. EDWARD CURTIS, Medical Dint*. HENRT B. HYDE, LOUIS FITZGERALD. HENRY A HURLBUT, HENRY G. MARQUAND. \YM. A. WHEELOCK, MARCELLUS HARTLEY, n. M. ALEXANDER, CHAUNCEY St. DEPEW, CORNELIUS 9. BUSS. TIIOS. D.JORDAN, CHARLES S. SMITH, JOHN SLOANE HOR.ua i. JAisKWU), DIRECTORS. LEVI P. MORTON. GAGE E. TARBELL. MARVIN HUGHTTT, FRANK THOMSON. G FORGE I. GOULD. SAMUEL M. INMAN, (?lr W. C. VAN HORNE, CHAS. B. ALEXANDER, EDWARD W. LAMBERT, JOHN J. McCOOK. WM. ALEXANDER, JAMES H. HYDE HORACE PORTER, JOHN A. sr BW A RT. JACOB a SCHIFF. A. VAM 8ANTVOORD, DANIEL LORD. WILLIAM A TOWER. MELVILLE E. INOALLS. THOMAS 8 YOUNG, A VAN BERGEN, JOHN E. SEARLES. DAVTD H. MOFFAT, JAMES H. DUNHAM, T. DE WITT CUTLER, JOSEPH T. LOW, JAKES W. ALsTXAWBOL. AUGUST BELMONT, THOMAS T. ECKERT, WM. B KENDALL, HENRY S. TERRELL, GEORGS W. PHILLIPS, GEO. W. CARLETON, E BOUDINOT COLT, DANIEL R. NOTES, ALANSON TRASS. BRAYTON IVES. SIDNEY D. RIPLEY. J. F. Db NAVARRO. to h? acquired by, condemnation proceedings, anti wbicb aili In th* near future be submitted to the Counsel to hip Corporation for action: StI|. twenty f-'.-t oft Um n;ir of lots known as Nos, ls? .m<i lil Nlnth-ave. Lot No 28 Kiist Twenty-etghth-sL, on wrst side of Orammai s<hcol No. H New alte for Qrsmnisr Behool So. af, in one-hun di?-<i-;infi-tsrenljr-thlrd and I (ne-hundrad-and-twen t> -fourth sts., between Second snd Third aves., be? ginning Itt feel weal ol Second-are, Nsw site (BM by isl feet) on south sids of Colum bla-ave., between Jackson and Monroe aves. New Hit" (twelve lots) on One-hundred-and-elev onth iirui On-vhundred-and-twelfth ats., between Kifi ti snd Leno, aves., beginning 175 feet east of Lenox-ave. Lot No. 607 East sixtli-.?t.. and twenty feet off th. resr of Nos. fig, 106 and 608 Bast Sixth-st.. In th* rear ot Grammar School No. 7L h;ri[> of land (28 \>\ io feet) tn reor of Primary School No. M. twenty-five feet ?fr Nos. ii end 16 Oanaevoort-st. New alta (eleven lots* on west sid* of Audubon* ? ff Guarantee for Booth's "Hyomei "All persons purchasing Booth's Packet Inhaler Outfit during 1807, anywhere In the United States, who will say that Hyomei has done them no good, can have their money re? funded by applying direct to the head office, 23 Hast ; rkcvew t*.***** '1 lie experience of the past nar land tuc in giving this guarantee for the fu? ture. Hyomei has given universal sat? isfaction, and has done more than I have (humed for it. lt breaks up .1 reid over night if taken in time. It stops a ( uu;^h , almost instantly. Hyomei i. a specific tor Bronchitis; it rsovj Catarrh. Booth's Hyosnei, the Australian "Dry-Air" treat? ment. "CURES BY INHALATION." Your druggist has it, or '.in %et it if yog insist, lhere ii do substitute. Pocket Inhaler < hlttM at druggists',CC by mail, $1.00. Extra bottles Inhalant, 50 cents. Hyomei Balm, ?5 rents. ^?^^r,l,,"* 'rM ("Trclial ??ii.om? ?nJ fi?e a J vms u yuu asl w> >t? weal sa R. T. BOOTH. 23 Cast 20th St., N. Y. ive between One-hundred-and-sixty-elghth and One-lundred-and-sl'irv-nlnth sts. Plor Wv 130 feet) on west side of Audubon-aire., iin.-hundre-i-and-slxry-elghth and one-bundied and-dxtv-nlnth sts.. In Twelfth Ward Twelve lots In Ninetieth and Ninety-first sts.. be? tween Amsterdam-ave. and thc BoulevardT beeta, nlng 100 feet wept of Amsterdam-ave, Twelfth ^Twelve lots, Oae-hunaTed-and-flrst and Ooe-hun dred-and-second bu., between Columbus and Ab> ?terdsm sves.. beginning S? feet east of Amster? dam-ave.. Twelfth Ward New giles .thirteen lots, for Primary* Behool No. 19 ,leas.-,! building) on One-hundred-and-thlrty-tMm and one-hundred-and-th'.rty-fourth sis beginning i. feet east of Eighth ave.. Twelfth \\ard. HIM tots on One-hundred-and-elghth an-JOnr hundred-aiid-r.lnth sts. between Pfc* and Second aves., Twelfth Ward. DIFFICULTIES IN THE WAY. I? hts hires* message to the Hoard of Aldermen Hayor Strong said: A? an illustration of some of the difficulties under which th- Hoard of Bducntlon baa heretofore whored" cite ihe history of the acquirement of the ? il of the new school Jual contracted for In the Fourth Ward at I Uiver. Henry and Catharine sis rn M.v i* WM the committee on BlteaL reported Jo the full Board In favor of acquiring the aboye mentloned site: they approved of this recommends, ? ??,? he same dav the Commissioners of Estimate were dulirwotot'ed and rhe remainder of MMland wit of lial passed by with no rep,,rt from the Com msaloners of Estimate. At the Instigation of the Hoard of'Education the Legislature passed an set. wm, ? .--ame a law on Hay SlfISM compelling the , ^ii?i-^n,.r^ of Estimate appointed to condemn SSS?,0fS?lchool*Purpose- io report within six ? i-I -,rter their nppolnttnent or forfeit all feei T".11,*,,? wouldI hf-entitled to receive ss such Pom ClonersThis law aigles to all Bites and will nuasioners. ? f j 2- |flst mor,. thm E,?nv*r mr, "hs"after -he Board had decided i ,h i-ecessitv for the ,il,.iv-i'..im"il s.te. nolle,, upon th..J-r'"""n ' ,llr..menr. The school referrer "?"wlfl eoVer a'bout^tt" elly lois, and will proh .ni le -he largest schoolhouse ii, the world, and ls ?0 be built in fourteen months, ga shown by the hgures above sut-mltte I. TRADE ASD FIS AX CE IBROAD. fjovernment regulation! and taxation of exchange operations are not successful lr. two of the Buro ,:.,? countries where they have bee,, attempted, ?mere was In the first days of this month of Jan ?;rv wo.-t nas really a strike of the brokers at ^Agricultural Bourse of Meru,: They were rn '..,,.'.1 ar the enforcement of the recent decree for (Wdlng m> oprattona in "futures" "*?"*?; uee not "visible." s measure unfavorable te bael. ?,.-, and highly humlltottaii rorthe a?4?ber. of the Aarlcultural Baehange These of rhe Stock Eu ?S? Berlin. Hamburg, Stettin and other ,;,, ' ...!iv SPPtoaded the course taken hy those , riger, who thu. protested against the unduel tar m * .he lara* aristocratic SI downers, who ETZJZ he .b>"rnm.,? to >m,. -ne obnox.ou. ha.i oroeo iw preach Qorern , h.. ,w und three rears -sc establishing ? Ol the law. w onerattone BealdSS the fact ? axstion uP^A^bjjSraased the French money that the law had - -rn bar r.is ? Treasury the market, ll *StiAw5St eitpVted In lt* the re "f ,,r,;a,;n he a!, non "already felling off com celptfl from the tan>? , ..mounted to pared to those of the year* . , h^\r?n'':forrtheflrfr"7e!eve.f inonrhs of BB* While the (iovernment of Honduras was eon ci dins with -hs. of the Catted B?stes sarango clt.dtng w BaratSS between the two coun UtfM anothe? Republic of Central America, Casu \ r>?rr purrhmr delfgbted. PERFECT LAMPS. v mi csa bay If not from <:*ai*rs?from aa "MILLER" LAMPS ARI PERFECT Pa stool Unlit (better n.ht thea ?ither sss or rte. tele lo read by). Perfectly simple os easy to Uga*. i.ntrol lae wick, aa tt ls tn*, as trouble to rrwiojo. Perfectly beanttful imn!? tn avery alvis st prto*. fp.m $1.0<? tu 6t0a.SO each.) Perfectly safe. Evsry loni;. una rs n teed, lb sure ros get th* genuine. MM )?-. K.I .var.I Miller & m., RaUblM ISM. ?_n g ;t?> ICssl Broadway, bat r?rk Pi sud Bsrelsy. In I 001. neither -MILl.ttt" oil hasten sr* a rOMFOBT. Mea was MgnliiK with Fra noe a postal convention to facilitate the money-order aervloe. Th? Argentine Republic haa recently revealed Itself d'- ti redoubtable competitor of the Conti? nental countries of Kurope which formerly had the monopoly of Ibo botte* trade In the markets of Eng l.-nd The butter ls sent from Argentina well wrapped up with psrebmssH paper and placed lo pine or poplar boxes of a capacity of about IS) pound, each. These boxes are shipped froiS Oe tober to November In the refrigerating compart? ment, of the La Plata. Southampton and Liverpool steamer. The Argentine butter arrives thus In Kurope dunns th.' winter-that lo, at the period whi n the hiRhent prices prevail. From Buenos Irres no fewer 'nan 11.161 boaes of butter were shipped during tho flrbt half of tho year 1?? walch is not tho ordinary season for sven shipments. V thia time when the Cuban insurrection la so Seriously Interfering with the .production of the maples of the Island, and notably with that of tobacco ll I' interesting; to note that the exporta? tion of Mexican tobacco to the Cnited Statea was ia ig* double what lt sss In 1W5 lt is true that this exportation ls lnflnlteslmsi compared with that sf the Cuban product, since the Mexican papers . Mate that it amounted last year to a vslue of only i meg Bul there is no small aignlflcance in tba (act thal ll bis been doubled In the space of ona I rear Tobacco continue* to \~ planted on a large ' s,,ie ia Mexico; tba planters are encouraged by ,?n.ir.n of affairs In Cuba, and they ara sure l^nnd , e"sv market henceforward. Inasmuch ss to find sn aas? pronounced good a,*con?a????m WtsBaBal ..rant, who wa. fond ol Mexican .iauts _ SPBAKBBB IT faff PLATT DIWER. ??,?,.,. f,>r the dlni.er to lie given Ot u "Z Z^r Hs" Albany, on Tuesday e?B " ,r"::" , rZf .he lt.r-.hll. an Senator-elset hsva ,,m '" ' , 1 steted Pwessss.1 a b. colvin been about comp* . of lbs Bepubttosn Btste beag ?.. ah.,? toipro i l. v.o i, 1.1 the sencral direction or fal*' SSf, ^.Hhi innouoS yeaterday th. th- affair waa nota io ??? , .peak.r. in addi , namea of foi r of ll)^V'xn^mfX Senator William 1 I ut Kenna*. "\, ' . ?_ 1,^1, during Mr. Platt a I f,7t.,"r"? MWE Mri wl.IM-h.lM4 MT ",,l*"li1"V. h,, pr.p.r^.1 .h. .p.Mh h. I, M 4*. iwSr'Jtthw auMrTaSS h. ?"1 BS .v?in, thu lt wa* a short one. -a Da you wsnt s boy. a ??>^?r ?r ?^ffHfuS Tou csu And where the best help can bs got by reading tbe little advertlaementa In tbs columns