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PASTIMES OF THE CHINESE.
COCKFIGHTS AND GAMBLING I?AMK3 THK FAVORITES. THK1R WKAKNEP? IN ATHLETIC SPOIITS-KITO? lUrlNO CARRIED ON Art A SCIENCE-Till: INNOCENT FAMILY AMI "SKMENTS. The Chinese are esrcntially ? sedentary ??'?|,??. and llflc Riven to outdoor sports, ('ticket, hockey, golf, footbnll, baseball, tends- all these arc totally unknown to them nor have they anything at nil corresponding thereto. Hofee-raclng, archery, weight-lifting, putting the stone nnd fencing nro rathe?? military exercises than sports; and even thon it Ir mere the ruling casto of Tettare than the Chinese proper who Indulge In such pastimes. How? ever, self-contained and sedate though the yellow man mav be, he Is not, says "The BadmtntOS Magazine," totally destitute of a desire for amuse? ments. whether indoor or outdoor. Quail lights are In vor.u?? both In the nortli and south of China, and It Is by no means, uncommon In Poking to see a BMfl Walking about In the conn? try' lanes with his favorite bird in a cage. II? takes It out. feeds It. and plays With it just as th? Spaniards do with their lighting cocks, "nourish? ing" Its hate and ferocity, wherever opportunity may occur, by confronting it with a rival of its own kind. In Canton quail fights arc usually hehl In gambling booths or ir.at abeda (??:?11??1 lip or link, ac-ordlng to dialect), and bitting goes on very freely. Cricket fights are also ??< mmon, alike lu Peking. In the Great Hiver Valley and in the South, In Peking the cricket? are Invar labi) kepi lu a sort ? of covered jar made of a porous earthenware, which Europeans UMd to And trto.-t oxc? lient ly adapted for keeping tobacco In. When enee the Insects close, they rarely separata until one or tho other j Is left d?*id on tho field. Cockflchtlng Is a very ancient sport, but nt pros- , ent It seems to have gone somewhat out of vogue. At Shanghai the Manila seamen, of whom there arc alsrays prent numberr in port. Invariably amuse themselves on a Sunday with an afternoon of cock fighting. It is ? Ither Ignored or connived at by tb? foreign municipality. The arrangements, though on a humbler scale, differ in no way from those of the regular arenas in Madrid. Mexico <?r Havana, The ?purs are small rason of the most deadly (iescrlp tl:?n, and the movements ?if the birds are so rapid ?hat one of the tw?. often falls dead from a blow clean through its h??d wlthoul the Inexp?rience 1 spectator being able ?o se? more than a Hutter of feathers and an Instantaneous rii?h on both sides. Camel flgt.ts and ram tlnhts are mention? rl b* the ?"hi?e?? as having been In vogue ? moni the Tar? tars. Over a thousand years ago the people of Kutcha ion the rc.i.i from Turfan to Kaahgar) were said to Inaugurate ram liciits and camel fights during th?? week's holidays at the new year, and to JadgB the prospect of harvest by the multa There are horse races ami ?art races every year a few miles ti the west of Peking, chiefly lu con? nection with the annual drill of the Manchn troops; but there is little ime sport about them. The Chi? nese nre clever at making their nags "run" ?as dis? tinct from trotting and galloping). An even runner will fetch twice as mu.-h a? a mere galloper. Trot? ting is not nn admired movement. Hawking was wont to b? a great smusement in the extreme North of China, and Marco G??? givea praphlo ac? counts of the spori he witness^ :n ti.e days <>f Kuila Khan Tribute of hawk? a.-e_ ? be ex , . I from the tribes about Manchuria, and well-trained birds are very valuable indeed. Even now It Is no uncommon thing :n ami around Peking to meet men in the s?r< *ts with .1 hawk upon the wrist, sometimes weiring a hood; bui very little practical use re*ms to be made cf them now. GAMBLING GAMES POPULAR Sedentary amusements are more to the taste of th? Chinese ih sn outdoor sports, and the various forms of gambling ar?, of course, the most pooular of the former. Tle;r playing-? aids are about the rame length as ours, but only half th ? breadth, be? sides being much llmper. There ls reason to believe that they must be at least aa old as our era; but, up to the present, no on?* seems to have made a serious stu?'.y of Chinese card games. The most popular one? appear to be a kind of "beggar-my neighbor" arri "draw pol.or," nnd women pia. ni ce than mon. Chinese chess has bren carefully stud'od by sev? eral Europeans, notably Mr. Holl?n?, sworth (?Ht), Mr. Htmly ??*?:?) ani ?Signor ?????<????? (1881). it ?s still a question Whether China or India was the country Which gave birth to the game, hut it is quite certain that it was known to the ChlnaM at I least before tho first century of our ora, if not mich I earlier The Chines? chessboard, like ours, has | sixty-four squares, with the addition of a "river," which practically means flight squares more. How? ever, the men arc not placed in the centre of the squares, gs with us, but on the intersecting points, and they move alo.ig tie linea Tlie Chinese stale? mate counts as a win Instead ?>f a draw; and some of the pleoee, besides skipping, arc placed differ? ently from ours. Otherwise there is great similarity between the two games. Among Europeans it is common to clve the vague name of "ches.-" not only to the "elephant chess." which so closely re? sembles ours, but to tho ".surrounding chess." ora kind of draughts?the Japanese gobaii?. or, sim? ply. S?. Dice seem to have I fen known to the Chinese as far hack as hlstcry goes. They are not shaken, aa with us. In a box, and tinti thrown out; tho cus? tom ls to grasp them in the hand, and then flick them sharply into a common rice bcwl. There ar?* three different pames: one played with six, one with throe, and a third with two dbe. In buying cakes, sweetmeiis etc., in the public streets. It is quite a usual thing for the purchaser to "go double or quits" wl'h the i'ltarant hawker, who keep? a dice bowl temptingly handy for his clients' use. Fantan, or "turn-over," is th?* most popular gambling amusement, and almost every one who ha? visited China will be familiar with it, a- at* 11 In Macao, where, under government protection, It brings in a cons,.),rabie revenne. After two or thr?e years of flourishing, the Hong Kong Oover . ment has at last succeeded in Inducing th?? <'hi?es.* authorities to close the fantan shops at Cowloon, opposite. The banker, In view ol nil. grabs a hand ful of copper cash 0r paste counter-, and clap? a common rice bowl over them until tho bets are made. Then with a cbopstick or re.<l 1,?? separates four counters at a tune fr. :n tt:" mass until only one, tw?*, three or four li. e . none) remain. There BTO thus four beta, ami it Is not unusual for a half ?tarved-looking Chinaman to put IK? on at a time. Many Europeans drop conaiderable sums, for? tho gam?* soon becomes exceedingly fasi Inai lug, and of course each Inveterate gambler has a "theory" which he works out ilnvatiably at a loss to him? self) by taking down notes. In thi! game the banker se?ms to hav?? 1,0 e?-vantage whatever, un? less It be that the o?!ds ar?? ?aid ln such a way as to give him an ? x'.ra ? III??.? < Hw-n-hwel is an??th?r form of gambling v< ry pop? ular in the southern provinces, especially In Poo? chow. Out of thlrty-ali placarded names each ?pectator mentally selects one. am! BM?MS his bet on it; meanwhile the banker has taken a slip of paper with one of th?? thirty-six nan? s upon It, an?! ins hung It up In a hag before the eyes of all. The successful gueaaer get? thirty times his i-tak' Here. of c-iurs... ther" Is an advantage of on??? sixth In favor of tho bunker. The bag is opened hy the player w"10 has staked the largCSl sum. There Is another Cantonese game called l*ak-k?>p piu. or "white pigeon tally." whi? h giv? s a great deal of trotibk? to the authority's; denunciatory proclamations appear from time to time. It <??? ilsts In each player clMOaing tea names, from twenty selected each turn by the banker out of a stock of eighty. Each ticket costs a farthing, ani when all have taken tickets the banker writes, In view of all. any ten namis h<* choos??? out of the tarOBty originally selected. No one wins anything Unless five of his norms appear, when the stake and a third moro le oald back; If six uro alike, ho get?i sixteen times his stak?-; if seven, M times; If eight, two taols and a half; if nine, five tails; If all ten, ten taeis. Th?? celebrated wafalng lottery is now in full swing at ( an ton. 1: Is .1 bei upon th?? name ??r names of th? auccessful candidates m the examina? tion? for degrees in is7t th?? Peking Government ?nade a bona tide effort to pul a slop to thla lot? tery, wh;<n cause? Incalculable damage in the Cun? to?* provine?**?; ihey-<*veu went so far as ??> degrade the u?w Moncho Viceroy, Tlnghan, who wa- ac? cused by m?- ?nino?, Governor and the Manchu getters 1 of disobeying the imperial order. Bui in? fortunate)** 'he only result of this admirable polle** Waa ? 'brow th?? profits Into the coffer? of tho neighboring Portuguese colon] of Macao, without la ?.ny way putting a stop ti. the gambling evU. in tn?? end the Central Government, in its own Inter-, sets, was obh??-<i to ??mi official aa notion to tho ljtierv one?? more, and now th?? right to s. II tickets in ofr?iallv farmeli nui to the hlfhesl bidder: the cci'i'ractor's last year pam m advance ?,??,??? taela for ,,?? reara which, even at preaenl low rat?-s of exchange mi in? E1S0 a. day, but as silver is Just as valuable in fhlna as ever. Un a dey la Bearer the effective mark; that I?. MOO ttcketa a day, at a do]? 1er aach, must 1,? sold before sny question of mak ir>g a profit or even of defraytna expenses corneo In. INNOCENT FAMILV AMI'S KMI'NTS. Of Innocent family or aodal amusements there aro not a few. The most rcinmon and popular Is perhaps shuttlecock, wklcb, unlike our ga:.*c, Is no' played with r? battledore, hut with the Insteps, sides, noirs? ?n?l heels ?if ttio feet. The hands ma?.? _-_i_._3 ,,"<,<' *? a"? Hlt Ot" elbows, kni.-s. hip.- and shoulder?, may. Tho geme ?in.? no) appear to be a very oM one; perhapa it date? back five hundred years or more. A group of renne n.en atand round L! .,'''1'- -nd? ?eeplne their eyes iteadily iix?-<l i? ?? ? "mv ,,,"?,?>'* ?f the shuttlecock, endeavor S??e_n.e "."''5ltn ,h*Mr 'r'< or ***** "' keep It from railing t? ?,,, ground. Tho omiiHin ?wing i?? mentioned nt leas! LM0 ?..^'?iVi'k'?' :,n'1 s/T-ms to h"T* l""1 derived from ? a.? rhlbetan? in.I Tartara; at all event? it la ?eld to oe a Northern amusement, it is ? curlou? rad that vaiane ng on tho Ughi and loose re pe la almost in? variably done br '.??.mon, gnd strar.ee t?. say by ?omen with deformed feet. In ?entrai conjuring Hindoos *"" ??G'' ,1o! '" '"' '?''?1?,?? ,v"' ''>? l1"' "I'nnoii and Judy" is occasionslly mei with, in tno pr?vin,.,. ?f s? Ch'wan ? once came across some Marionettes. Th? performers st? 0,1 behind s large G? , I'1','111 !h",r " '?"? "nd the audience ;-at in if- dark In front o? the ?heel. Th? ligi res wore of painted wood or cardboard, irar.anarenl rn?.uf-h to snow th,? colors throueh tiio light, an.l the men ?angled them about with ^tl?ks end stringa. In ih.? ?'?->? ti of Chine ilio marionette? are dangled fr ?ni anove by atrinss, somewhat after Ihe Bitrm*-?? >'\i". In Hankow mn lionet tes so? m to merge Into ? unch ami Judy." 1 if ?ourse, the Chinese '"Punen end Judy," though ofi.-n exactly the same as .nu? lli principle, differs eomewhal In detail, the charno 1er ?if Mr. Punch being toi.iiiv unknown to tho celestiali "HIIikI man's buff" l?? known all ovtr ? im a. and differs in no way from ours. The name is ine ?same, t, <?. "blind mnn feeling." "Cat's cradle is ployed both In Peking and Canton, an.l of course iloos noi off? r much scope for novelty, rhs ? him s.? rail it "picking Involved thread." 1 ip.r kit.s art- Mid to have orlglrated about ?.?.?" v? ars ago. The Emperor waa desirous of con yeylng message? from ,1 beleaguered city to bin fri-mis beyond tho enemy*? lines, ami In order to do this unobserved he fashioned a number of fais? ??!? s attached to etiings and packed with dis? patches. In some parts of China A.?.Man harp? are attached to kit. s. and hence In Peking the ki?.? la hy a sut of synecdoche, styled "an Aeolian harp" in that city it is ais,, ih?? practice to attach harps and whistles to the leg? and wings of pigeon?, the restili being a weird, melancholy, ana even touch? ing eerie? of howl? In the air which much pussle IhC now arrivai. Il Is quite trim lhal old mon ,-m won ?,s young boy? may be soon flying kite? at iho proper season (autumn) In China, and the Chinese ar?? undoubtedly far ? heed of all other nation? In this matter, Borne of the kit.s aro enormous us well aa artisti.? productions, and resemble flying dragons, ligera, cranes and gigantic bata, all of a mosi nfoiiko character, ?-torn?? are lit up, or carry lamps. K?o-fiirlitlnj. constata In so manoeuvring that tho strini.' nf fin? klio is sharply ilroppo,] ,,r hitched up so as to .nt the othor as nearly as pos? sible at rich' angles, Ki?os thirty or fort ? foot :n length and i.r^a.i-ii ap occasionally seen, and these, of course, require u powerful "anchor," human or other, Whlppinr-t vi? aro common all ovor tho north. Tho en erne, or teetotum, Is u-0,1 chiefly for gam? bllng purposes by Itinerant "sweet" soiiors, etc. The Italian panic of more, or finger-guessing, I? In variably played all over ?'hi?a nfi'-r f.sth?? din? ners, and the loser Ins on ea :h occasion to toss off another cup of wine. Not STRONG IN ATHLKTICI. Tho Chinese do noi show up very well in ath? letic sports; such Olympian games as they have nr?? either of ? military nature or aro derived from tho Tartar?. Mention l? made about 1.200 years ??? of the "tus-of-wnr," exactly as played by ourselves, except that Instead of ail pulllns the main rope the adversarle? each of th?m duns to ? ?mailer coni attached to tho chief cable. The "Red-cap Mahometana" of Peking (a banner or military col? ony brought from Turkestan over ? century ago) have an annuii gathering in lh? West G|)?!._-.??? ?L, where pole-climbing, song-singing end mlscel? laneoua sthlet'c sport? are the order of the ???>. No Chinaman has any Idea of boxing, and any Englishman can at on.-e floor :? Celestini bj a sin? gle well-delivered Woe In th? chest, it is ?.f no ns.. in -!\??? ,1 chlnamnn "one in the mug." for his head Is as hard as Iron. As with all Orientals, 1 ?'hi?ese his a .?it rrularly weak spleen, and it is dangerous !o hi? him In ?hat region. Chinese mil? Itary athletic? hav?? been an.-.-imrl? caricatured, <>r rather eorraetly described, by the witty Abb? Hue The Chinese seem to think that it pays best by Qcrce yells, rolling of the eyes, hissing, spitting snd brandishing of arms to frighten ihe enemy from coming ?m al nil, rather than to l? .it him methodically back when he is actually there. Thej also seem t<> forge! that forte must be economised if 1 man la to have any stay in him, and ths! ??%???!>? caper, every gnashing of th? teeth, every howl, means no much strength dissipated. With bars Asia half a dosen bluejacket? would "kno?>k spots" out of a hundred of ihe best Chinese "bravee"; but it mus? noi be forgotten ?in case they ever try it) that the Chinese, '.ik?? the Frenchmen. know how to kick, loo; and l?esldea, they ar? apt lo hit under the belt, gouge out the eyes, ami gener? ali}? Aghi as toul as possible. Tiie chief military exercises, largely Introduced bv the Manchas, are hors?? archery, foot-archery, pr.T-tlco with the halberd, liftiiur the ?tone and raising ? sort of exaggerated dumbbell, consisting of two small stone wheels upon a long wood? ? axle. Horse-archery < ni:sis!s of galloping Monca sir. ght sunken course for WO yards ard shooting al four target? as tli?- hors, passes them. '??? bow I? OfM clallv placed nt twelv* "forces" of 11 1-1 English pounds each I. e., a total for.?- of IM pound? la re? quired to tu: o? it Into condition for shooting the ;,rr>w. Bui th?? i- oniy at the grand examination l"-foro the i'mp. ror; at the earlier examination? the hor??? 1 Urn is only of throe, and the fool Low of Uve "fo-ee*" or powers. Th?? halberd weigh? from M to 130 pound?, and la twirl?.? over the head Bnd ahoul .)? re with great addresa and scttvlty. The stone weighs from 200 to "??" pounds, and has two "? rs" or sunken hand holes In the side whereby t<? lift it; the operator iias to raise it up to hie knee. The "dumbbell" Is raised very much as ours Is, but the ehi?.f exercise consists in holding the arm upright and allowing the Instrument t" pivot rapidly round as the hand grasps it In this position. Spear? thrusting r< quires little explanation; < 'hi?ese siseara I ?re often twenty ??r ?hlrty feel long, and usually carry ? triangular flag at the upper end. Wrestling is not unknown among th. pure Chi? nese, i--.it the Mongola are its chief patrons; those Who com? to ivkin?; annually on ofticlal missli ?? are bound by law to perform before the Emperor The Japaneee carry wreetllng to the pitch of a tin?? art; nevertheless, Archdeacon <.r.?>. ot Canton, al out twenty-five year? ano, took off his coal to one of their profesional? and soon made him bite the dust; th" gallant and venerable archdeacon m question had picked up a notion or two In Cumber? land. The Chine?? hav?? ? word for "boxing." but there I? no nmr.? fane) art in ii than t'm-ro ?? ?n th<> strict scrimmage? of Liverpool rubbing-stone worn?!!. Chinamen fall lik?? chaff before the Brit As marksmen with the pun. the Northern ? i.ma? men art? not by any means to i.e sneezed nt. Tiger hunters on the frontiera of Man. inn:.?, with a few native curs ani an old rusty gun, seem quite able to baga Brat-da?? Bengal animai Im.-k and goose ?hooting la rather amusing. A ewlvel-gun is flxe?l to the bow ?if a boat, ami the craft is tlon s!?-. r.-.l In the direction of the bird?; when Ihe right ?lir. tion is secured, on?? man let? Hy si a flock, and cer? tainly manages to hit a good many of in- birds in this wav. still, the Chinaman envies the fa? llty with which the European brines his slmile game down on th?? Wing; as ? rule be likes pot shots 01) the ground. There Is no euch ? Ihing as poaching in cbli ; am man can ??? on any other man's pround and shoot what h" likes at .,11 times. The inn., rial hunting-ground is no exception when once you are in it. Most game la secured by trapping, end In the wtnl r ilm?? you can get bustard*, pheasants, doe??, hoar, etc., almost for nothing. FISHING IN DELAWABE LAKE. From The Chicase Times-Herald. The drummer from Milwaukee was explaining to a group of Interested listeners in the hotel lobby how one of hi? Inventive fri? nils had hit upon a scheme to catch flsu. ??ll?? ?as tix'-.i up an Incandescent electric light." remarked the drummer, "which can be made to hum under water. At nlghl he goe? out t?. Dela? ware i-ako sinks his electric lltfht to the bottom and turns .m a storage battery current. The whole bottom of the lake becomes distinctly visible around the light. The llsh swim up to the lamp and It la an easy matter to hook tlc-in with an ordinary line usina "(? b??? ?''' sil. AJ? th?? angler baa to ?lo ?? ro pl?k ont the listi he wants, sink the hook under him, Sire a J?ik and pull him In. It is tree! sport. An?! it is particularly advantageous, too because it enable? the angler to fish for Just the pam?? be wants. If he Is af'?r lass he pull? up nothing but ties?, if he prefer? pickerel he catche? nothing but pickerel. And he is also ahi? to choose th?? si/..? of IhS tlsh he hooks. Qreal schern??, Isn't it'.'" "And all this happen? st Delaware Lake." In? olili") a Bad-eyed ?Irumincr from Cleveland. ??yes. sir," s.ii?i ti,.? Mllwauki man. "it la ????? on there now everjr night " "That a-count? for it. then,' remarked ?he Clevclander "1 Bpeat last Bunday a! Delaware Lake myself. Hid pretty fair luck. And, do you know, every blamed bass we caught had on a Da Ir of blue goggle*!" Silently but euddenly, the Cream ' Ity drummer led a ?mal] procession to un adjoining srei gooaa d...).. nsary. TYPHOID FEVER TESTS. Wn>AL1 METHOD <*F TRBATtNQ BLOOD WITH BACILLI CULX?R-0?. D1PPBBKMT R*HVLTI iii:t\i\ki> IN MffBl? i:\T CABRA ??Kivini'AM'K OP TUR KXI'KltlMKNTS. There are few question? which possess such live Intero*! for physlctana at the present time as th" practical utility <.f what is knovrn aa ""WldeT? t. s?.?? for typhoid fever. This consists, as many of The Tribune's rea?l? rs arc already aerare, of an experi? ment made wllh a little blood taken from the pa? th tit's veins and dropped on a purely artificial culture of typhoid bad n. if the patient is suffer? ing from some other disease the cbancis are that the bacilli wli! not ??? anything ?llsa-rr???? ibi. In such treatment. l:ut if he really has this dreaded malady, the bacteria are likely tu be so unpleasant? ly affected by his blood tbal they ceaae to arrtggle, ?Hi ? t in clumps, ami ?"tile to the bottom of tho mixture, ?inly a few months have elapsed, how ? r< r. sin??? American bact?riologiste began to try the n*>W ini'.'ins of dtagBOOlBg a suspected case of typbOld fever, and Special efforts have been made here and there, consequently, to coiiect as mach evidence as possible In ord? r to determine th?? ?le gree of certainty attaching to its indications. The matter was reviewed at the famous symposium of tho State Medical goHety nt Albany a f?w ?weeks ago, and also at a recent meeting of one of the great local mrflcal organizations In this city. There Is no disease, perhaps, which Is distinctly rccogtolsed as having a bacterial origin, that Is SO hard to deteel in its early stage? aa typhoid fever, Its symptom? Closely resi mble those of malarial ?md other troubles. Th.* characteristic bacilli <>r th?? malady do not appear to be as al.umlaut ind a? easily found In the patient's secretions as do these uf tuberculoats, diphtheria or cholera In tied, there are some thirty other species of bacteria closely resembling the tru.* baclllua of typhoid fever, but harmless in character: and therefore long and complicate 1 scries of experiments Is ?,. , easary to establish ?h?* Identity of any speci? men which excites a suspicion of this particular disease Bui In Wldafs teat the bacilli are ob tai:i??l from a laboratory, not from tho patient, ami have a well-attested pedigree; and their b<? havtor, wh? ? a ilr?ip of th?? patient'? b1on<l hi brought Iti contact with them, affords Information as to the presence ther? in of a certain mysterious quality developed by ihe sickness. It Is believed that most disease-producing bacili, nfter they get Into one's system, do their mischi? vous work by manufacturing certain poisonous substances in the blood, ami there is Increasing reason for believing, too, that the blood, in sum? way not DOW under? stood, thereupon goes to w.,rk in self-defence ami produces other agents which . antidotes to the bacterial poison. That which in Wldal'a t?-s- makes the laboratory-bred ?bacilli turn up Unir to.s, ac? cording to this theory, is not the presence ol oth? r ba.nii ?? th?? drop of blood taken from the patient, nor ?he toxic products recently put in circulation in his system, but an entirely different substance. manufactured especial!) to meel tii?? emergency, ami thus. Incidentally, revealing that th?? emer? gency has arisen. At Albany the other day I ?r. .bin Blade r.lv, of this city, showed that in M2 cases of wliat waa be? lieved :o be typhoid fever, ?'?:?'. or * : per ceni gave a [mi-::?vc r? s.,i' ??..? Wldal'a t?--i was oppili d. 7:. or 9 ? ? ;? cent, gave a negative r ault, wtiw th?? In? dication? were obscure in ? rases. Airain, out of :.?" specimens ol blood taken troni Individual b llevrd t.. l?-? Buffering from some other malady, H h? hav??.? as it ?lie pa tien I had typhoid fever, whll: ???7 gave no auch sign It win thus be seen th U ? ? Indications ere noi absolute, '?'her.? is a chance tli.it a p.-r.-on may aetn-.ll; be siiff? ring fr?>m tv phold without bla bl??o<i pom ?-.-mg thi power of ? ? ilyslng the laboratory bacilli; a:?.i these is also ?? remote possibility tha? th?? victim of aome utlnr ?llsord? r may afford signs of fills on,?. J?r. Ely mention? ? Instances in which the ag? glutinating sub tan ? appeared in tn.? pal?enla blood in sufficient quantity to produce the desired effect as earl, ?- ?!..? second daj ol the Illness, bui in- adds: "? ? ?., the presen! lime very few pos; live resulti h.? ??? been obtained in tests made prior in the sixth ?lay." II. also not. s tliat many ob? servers r? port th?? almost immediate beginning of the "reaction" upon the bacilli, whei the blood si rum and culture ar?? mixed, but In at bast on?? case several hours elapsed before ih?? rifeci w.? - produced. "The qualities of the culture besl adapt ed lo the tesi musi siso lie determined," be says, "whether s virulent or an attenuated culture lend Itself better to the test, and whai la the best cult? ure medium. It la already generally conceded that the culture actually ? mi?i??\ .?i tor the test musi not b?? older than twenty-four hours, and must show active, though not neceaaarily violent, mo tllity." l?r. William ii. Park, of the Health Department of New-York City, has pointed out that the degree of dilution to Wnlch the ?.im. ? of blood I?, pub? jecteil makes a difference with the result. If .. blister ?.?? produced, and th,? serum therefrom be employed in the test, equal quantities can be mlx?-?l with th?? culture fluid. Hut If dried Ido? ?1 be used. then it must ilrst be liquefied by the addition of al least six times as much water; and then, if equal proportions of the culture be add d. the ?lilution amounts to on?? part in twelve. II? was of th?.? opinion that If the reaction ?were obtained with a dilution of on?? part In lift;.? the Indicati, ns would b.? i.cvoii.? doubt Ami If it came with ? mixture ol on?? in twenty-five be would Bar tbal there waa only ?m?? chance in a hundred of there being any mistake With a dilution of one In ten be got paralysing ami agglutinating effeeta In three In? stances where the patients were suffering from ?-, m?? other malady than tiphoid fever. Curiously, all three of lhese persons were negroes Bui had tbe dilution been hUther, he thinks that the results would have been negative. There is another odd circumstance which de? serves mention In thla connection, although it is doubtful whetber it would ever mlslesd sn expert. The blood <>f s typhold patient continu?*? t<> posses? the quality essential for ?Vidal*? '? ;t for days, weeks, and even monthr sfter his recovery. A German bncteriologlsi recently reported two case? in which be obtained tin? reaction s ?ear after th?? patient's ?lini ?a A the matter now stands, 'lien, it is lmpos~ih'? to regard the new metbod of diagnosing typhoid fever n? absolut? I?, certain or available until the disossi ha ? I ???'ti in .great for avversi days; but there ? a disposition on the part of the medical fraternity tO Wl home \\ as ? valuable aid to their oth.-r resources for detecting the character of nh acure attacks suggestive of this dangerous malady NARROW E8CAPE OF ANDREFS BALLOON. IT WAS NEARLY DASHED AOAIXST A H'?'"K IN BMEEREKBL'BX" Hi rt*KD. Berlin, July I* -The "Lokatanselger." describing the start of Herr Andr?e*? ba'lloon from the isiatvl of Tromaoe, says th?* wind was s.? gusty thai the aeronaut was obliged to give his ord.-rs through a Bpeaking-trumpet. Everybody waa aurprlaed thai the start should have been made In such weather. Th.? balloon had a narrow escape trou? being driven il g rock In Bmei renburg Bound. ? ELIZABETH'S SCHOOL CEN8U8. From The Elisabeth Journal. The school cens?a of thla dty shows nn Increase of ST. scholars, between the ages .?t live and eigh? teen over the census of last year. The.number not attending sci.l is ?.06?, sa against ?UM las rear This is a marhed Improvement m seh...?. attendance and is probably as large s propon:,,,, m .an bo shown In any City of thla Bise. A casual _..,,.t Ihe figures would naturally glV? the Impression thai over three thousand children of ?.?,.,?.? '..g.?? ar.? running the streets, but auch <?? - ductiona ar.? predicali) impossible In the lieht , ,**,, . ?,... ? brown upon this sub.).?.; during the f?t few vus Patlenl and thorough Investiga ,. has shown thai of the children of school age reported sa noi sttendlng an) achool the ffeatest number are children between th" aises ,,t u?.?? .m? -, ,,, years who hav.? .u?t yet begun th.ir school exucrlences while many othera are young men ;,?! vnung women between the sgei of flft-een and eighteen wh.? hav.? either completed the public School ''.??-.? "r have left Bch.no! to enter upon a ?r. !.. ,,r occupation of Borne kind. The Bchoofchll? dren In Elisabeth havi been pretty well cared tot ?,t late years. ? BERIOU8 ? ?'??.U. "Voir SSnOM Tu liAVi. QUITS rOItSAXBM TOUR BU i. ta. CAITA IN it.i.iiam:? ?VAS ?-?'? I- IT MAiii; ?G. t-?I VOSFOVitDSDLJ ML'SCCt-AR, 1 ___TJ_.VT GET INTO A l'Ain O. DSCKMT BVNTlNO-BOOTSr*?iPeasfe, VBWB OF THE LINKS. AMile from a club handicap or two. the present Wl >k promise? to be g quiot one on local golf links. The exodus of player? for the various mountain ?ad isasMs rengrta win lene? lew to compete on nearby courses, ami nothing Ot Interest will occur till the opening o( tbe Shinueco'lc H?ls tourna iii? nt, a week from to-morrow. <?n tin? out-of-town links, however. UMTS will lie no lack of Interesttns contacta Hoir is now tr?.?? or.l. r of the day at NarraKansctt 1'lor, and th?? aft? rn.ions are devoted to the gam??, which Is played M th?? pretty ?ours.? of the \V?.men's Coun? try Club or the Point Judith Club. Lene? society h is also caught the gOtllnS fever, all?! many of the Women there have becOBM familiar Bgure? on th?? links. Karon Von Thlolrrann. the <"?< rman Am? bassador, nan presented ? handaoase silver trophy to the Le?os <">oif Club, to ?>?- played f.?r on ?Sep? tember l. but the conditions under which it will be awarded hav?? not yet been mads publie. Last Saturday the s? ml-m??nthly handicap was played, in which twenty-four cards were returned. Nelson Hi blnson. of Kew-Torfc, won ths ????'? contest with s net s.-or.? of W. bla handicap beine te, In the women's tournament Miss Maud? H. "'urtiss, at scratch, won with ease. Some of the other com? petitors were Mrs. W. Karl DodgO, Mrs. William a. Taylor. Miss Merlon Haven, Miss Rtchfleid, Miss Morir?n, Mrs. Warren K. I?.?mils ami Miss Leonard. Ai Newport the consolidation of the Golf and Country elubs will lend sddltlonsl strength to the >. is.m's competitiona M. 0, Hsvemeyer, Jr., hns recently offered several valuable pri-os to be play???l for In the COmlnS months. Th?? llrst contesi f.r them w.i? begun on Saturday, when P. C. l ii v. m? y. r and R, Terry, jr., Rnisbed In the order named, At Southampton, Long Island, Miss Beatrix Hoyt, the present woman ?diami.inn; Miss A. P. Living stun. Miss .1 S. <'lark Mrs. ?'. S. Itrown. Miss Godfrey and Miss Marion Lee ar.? som?? of the en thusiastlc ?l.v..t.?s of the ?.?????. Miss iii.yt scored a win on the Challenge Cup in the women s handi? cap last Frida ?, while Mi-s J. S. "'lark won lirst place in the Handicap Cup conteet as w?-U as Ural prise in the quarterly handicap. In the men s handicap, on Saturday, Arthur I'latlin was first. Hoif in th? White Mountain? is apparently to be nor.? popular than ever this summer. An excel? lent six-hole cours.? has 1.? In us.? at Jackson for tome little time, while s..m?? of th?? m.ire recent iink? ar?? those at the Twin Mountain House, Breexy Point, si the f'?'t of Mount Moosllauke; Sugar Hill. Map!? woo.i Hotel and Mouni Pteasant House. , , ? . The St George ?;<>lf Club was reorganised last week, and it now plan? sn active aeason at Its links n the head of Lake George. The new offi? cers of the organisation ere Henry w. Hayaen, New-York president; William M. Psxton. ?'??. ton X J.. vice-president; Robert C. Hsyden. New fork secretary, snd Denny Brereton, New-York. treasurer. The Qreens Commute? la composed ?.r I,. Grand ?'. Cram??'?. New-York; John Clatworthy, Troy; Hoh.rt I.. Hanks. Albany; John J. Phelps, Englcwood, and Denny Brereton, New-York. \ team fr? m th? New-Brunswick Golf (lub played the Hillside Club golfers at Plalnficld, ? J., .m Baturdav it was a return match, and resulte?! In a sectnd victory for the Plslnfleld men. rhe ?corea were sa follows; ????-UDE. I SEW BRUNSWICK, ? w. Wall.n tun . ?j tir ?. I-, Ai Util-ell . ni . '? Me-ran . Klrhsrds . ? Myers . " ?- ? Wals. 2iJaneway . ? West . 0 Klrckpatrlck . " swift . ? Runvon . ?' ?iai ? n . ? ? i"ii? .;; Vinbosker. k . ?? K'tiaey . - "Total. 19 Total .13 Tho St. Paul School ?-olf ;enm Is to play the Tuxedo team ou the lati.-r's links on Wednesday. The St Paul bovs will be U. Qrannta, P, R. Pyne, Jr. o, M. Brini? y, w. p. Smith and B. Y. L Homme ?ll? u. BRGOKLYS LEFT FAR BEBIND. POWELL PITCHED Tin: BRIDEOROOMS OUT TO THI TUNE OP I TO l. ?Cleveland, July lt.?Dark cloud, and thunder, which threatened rain thronshout the afternoon, k.pt the attend ince at the second Bunday stame down to vi. Powell'? great pitching won easily for Cleveland, while the brilliant fielding of both si.i. s waa another feature. Score: BROOKLYN ali r lb r1 a e i O O Urinili, ff_.'! o 1 3 o O .-, 1 (? Jones, rf. 4 O I 1 1 ?? 1 .'. ?? Anrlers.-in. if. ? ? l :t 1 o - 1 O Bhlndle, ?b., ? 4 O O O ? O 0 O O Uni-h'inc. Ib. * 1 1 M " O 4 1 n Hhoeh. Ib.,,. I t O 4 I < 7 O O Smith, ss_.1 O O O I O 1 o o .-.rie r. ?'' O ?? O ? ? | _ O Dunn, ?. 3 ?? 1 ?? I O CLEVELAND. ab r 1!. G Burkett, ?f.. I ????!.I?. .!.. . 4 ?? ? can, m ? ? 5b. ? u . r. .-f 4 1 ?.In mer, r.. 4 . Txtteau, 1t. M M??? r, Puwell, 4 I? 1 :t ? ? ? o o i ? ? rf 1 1 . G..1 x 10 -7 11 <? T ?ais Cleveland .S Brooklyn .<> 11.1 r t ? ?-? I run? ????? -Inn?!. 4. ? sett Totals ...31 1 .".27 17 0 0004 0 02"? ? I n n 0 0 <>?1 m has?v> ?Cleveland, 9; Brooklyn .".. *Tr?i bas? en bail?- Bj Powell, 1; by luinn, :t Three?-*?? tilts M?-Ko,in. Zimmer. L.iehance. Tu .In?,? hit Zliii'V-r. (Nicrinc? hP? l'iillds. l'a???!! Ktoten ? isr.? Tsbssu, Lachanre -, Bhoeh. Dout.le play? -Anderson ta Lachsnce. L'mplres-?Sheridan und Emilie. Tini,?- 1:4."?. CHICAGO, ?; nAT.TIMORE. 3 t'hl.-aco. July ?-Tho i'olts? took the last gams ..f tbe m ries to-day by l'?.o?i hitting, Hotter*? wild? ness snd Baltliuore'a only error, a wide throw by Clarke, i.rlfllth pitched a iteady Kim", but was off In fiei.iPii., muffing .? thrown ball and making a low throw that nott?-.l three has???. Connor'.-? batting ?as g feature. Attendance, 11,100. Score: ?. ?. ? Chicago .0 0 0 I 0 1 2 0 ? ? 10 3 Baltimore .1 1 0 0 1 ? 0 0 0?3 7 1 Batterle??Orlffltli and Donohiie; Hoffet and Clarke -e CINCINNATI, 4; WASHINGTON, 3. Cincinnati, July is?it took ten innings to decide the game between the Senator? and the Reda to? day. It wa.? a pitcher's ?battle throughout In the tenth Inning t'mpire O'Day ordere,) Captain Brown ??ff the ti?' ? tor questioning a decision at tirst hase. Attendance, 8,000. Score: R. ? E cincinnati .o 00000300 1--4 U 0 Winlilnston ._ ?? ?? ?? ? ?? ? 0 1 ?>_3 ? 1 Batteri?? Dm Usartela and Pelts; llereer an.l Farreii. Loulavill? .o 0 Bl ?. ?J??? .?> 0 LOUIBVILLB, 10; ST. LOUIS. 7. Louisville, July 18,~ The Rrowns played good ball to-day and were In the lead until the eiRhth, when the Colonel? found Donahue's delivery for five hita ami as many runs, all of which were earned At? tendance, 4,t?in. tiiore: R. ?. E. 3 0 0 0 S ?-10 11 2 0 10 11 0? 7 1.1 1 li o?. ri. s Cunningham an?! Wilson: Donahue an.t Murphy. -e OTHER (IAMBS YKSTKRDAY. At Syracuse Syracuse IS; Toronto, 3. At Newark Newark. I; Norfolk. 4 (17 Innings) At Peterson -Peterson, 4: Athletics, 3. TRANSFFRRED TO MONTR ? AT.. T!i? Hoard of Directors of the Eastern Ruotali League held a meetlnjr yesterday morning at the otti..? of President P. T. Powers, in the'flt. Paul Building, and formally transferred the Rochester franchise to Montreal. Those present at the ses? sion were President Powers, .lames Franklin. Buf? falo; K. F BOfert, \\ .lie sl.arre, and W. || ]ir:1. per, ProvMenoe. ?>f th? Board, and Charles Erig? iert, jr.. repreoontlng Rocliester, and \v. 11. Rowe looking after the Int? ??? -'s of Montreal. The Montreal cluh will taki the standing In the pennant Btrugg!?.-upled i.y Rochester, and will complete the schedule ?.f that city without 'any change in date*. Tli?? Montreal management also ?greed to pay all extra railroad expenses Incurred by the change. Two Kr.oiii.ls are being tltto.l up In Montreal, one for weekday K?me- and the other f.ir us?? on Sundays. The openlns game there will take place next prlday, and Messrs Powers Dra? per and Beceri M?ll i??- pros,.nt. WHkestarre orili be the visitine club. I; Is expected thai Montreal will pro??.? nn excellent city f..r the League, as the Inhabitant? ar?? great sport lovers and Just in pres? ent have til,? baseball fever. HOT H NINES BOUNCED THE ? M PI RE. ? BASEBALL GUMS IN Till?; PARK WKNT TO COURT POR DBCISION. Sixteen Eaat Rid?? boys, ail about seventeen rears Ol<!, left their usua! haunts on Saturday afternoon and went up to Central Park t.? play ta retail <?n the way up th??? ?>? two more hoys to Join th?-in, an?l the "nines" wer.mplete, Ths boys had started out to hav.? an afternoon'? fun, but they got excited as the passion of ths Mattonai Kam?? came upon them, snd two of ibe number*, Prank Julian, of No. Ml Fast Twentleth-et., and Chris? topher Rtlei .?f ??. IOS Basi Beventy-Hfth-st., linai y landed In a police tstlon, and wen? In York rtlle Police Courl yesterday, charged with petty lerceny, Th.mplalnani ?? ?* Max Blumenthal, whom Ihey found in Ihe Park and naked to um? pire the Kam??. The tele he told was that lh? hoys made up ;i purse of t! lo be played for, and when ths gams ended a? might have been expected In a ?a ran cl??. Julian and Rllev snatched the 1 Ices ?nd ran The noise of the struggle had reached the ear? of Po? liceman Pineau, of Ihe Park squad, and be sr rested (hem. Onls three Inning? were played, th?? umpire said plaintively. Then si the expiration ?if u?.. hour- an.l ? half, of play and disputing be was "lu un.???!" When he refused to ????? up the stakes ? one party of tl?? intl th??? knocked hin? down, rolled tiltn ov?r and look the dollar nway from him. Illuni? nth.il would noi pr.,?. eut.? yesterday, and Julian and Rile) were discharged. They sa 1,1 they would play another Kam?? for the money. CBICEETEBB iBRIVE \T RATH. Bath, England, Jul) IL?Ths American cricket t? ?in arrived tar? to-day, and bavs put up nt the Royal I lot? l. They will start ? ?.????? tomorrow HKHtnst Bomeraetshlre, snd will sneooatcr the Iain.-- brother? i'ululr.t and their old friend, S. M. J. Woods, the great amateur faat bowler, who is now captain of the county. The second game this week will ho played In London, where the tourists will encounter tho M. c. ('. and Ground (meanlaj NKW-JEUSEY A. C. IX FRONT. The victory obtained by the New-Jersey A. C. OVet Platen Island on laterdag practically decided the qui'Stion of supremacy of tho local cricket teams, foi nothing can now prevent the Jerseyites from winning tho Metropolitan Cup. J. F i'iirran also dghtened his grasp on the prize for tho bent hatting average, and hy his Innings of 96 not out again got Into first place, while II c. Clarke brought his figures down from 80 to "S3. In tho championship -onteiit of the New-York Association Peterson ls still ahead, with Brooklyn a good second. ? LIEI TENANT WtSE OIVEB IT UP. RAM AM) BAD HOADS riPOILKl' HIS ATTEMPT fXtm A MBCORD HIN TO WASHINGTON. Baltimore. July IS.-Lieutenant D. H Wise. ?*, ?. ?.. was compelled to-day to abandon his attempt to lower tho New-York-Washington cycle record Owing to tho condition of tho roads near Balti? more, recent rains having made them almost Im? passable. Lieutenant Wise reached Baltimore at 4:20 a. m.. being Just eight hours and seven mlnu'es behind the schedule?] time. At Havre do Grace the rider was an hour and twenty minuto? ahead of time, but on leaving that place he encountered a blinding rainstorm which completely flooded the road, so that at times ho rode In water up to his pedals. The last seventeen miles were walked by Lieutenant Wise, and for three miles ho was oblige?', to c.irpr his wheel. He had several I ad falls, and reached Baltimore soaking WOt, covered with mud anil badly brul?ed. After a short rest at a hotel ho doslroil to continue on to Washington, but he was persuaded by friends to give H up. Lieutenant Wise nnnounc?^d that he will (to for the record ?igaln ln two weeks, starling next time from j Washington, so as to get tho ber.ollt of goo?! roads as he draws near the Ilnlsh. He started for New? Vork this afternoon. REAL ESTATE. FAVORABLE CONDITION! OF A MID BC1IMER MARKET. TRADING A FKATfltK ?'F T.AST WKKK'ri THANSAC nOKg-OPPERtKag AT AUCTION, Tho record of last week's dealings in the real osiato market was rather better than ls reason? ably to bo oxpei-tod at this season of tho year, and while there appears to he little prospect of a bfMim In any particular s'i-tlon of the city the dally reports of sales at private contract continue to be highly encouraging to those who are look? ing for <i general revival of business in the reai ? stat" market In Ihe autumn. The principal com? plaint heard tn tho offices of th?? brokers last week was that so many of tho sales reported recently have been trades. That such Is the case ?s only a natural condition of the midsummer market, and trading will In all probability continue to ho tho dominant feature of th?? market until the early fall, when the brokers turn from this class of dealing to devoto their time and attention largely to cash transactions. In tho numerous ?railes of last w??? k. however, considerable cash being in each case the dlffcrcnc??. in the values of the respective properties exchanged actually changed hands, and with the extensive improve menta that arc projected In connection with several of last week's trades this class of ?leadings cannot fall to be of great benefit to the market. Tho fear often expressed, that Intending buyers and sellers are likely to bo deceived by the Inflated valuations which are Invariably attached to properties given and taken In exchange, has little foundation ln fact, for no one who knows anything at all about the way In which those transactions are conducted will attach Importance to the oonsldorat;?in named. Aside from tho filing of plans for thro? now twelve-story buildings to ho erected ???? John 8. Ames, at ? cost of PJSO,<W0, on part of tho old Metropolitan Hot?*', site on the east side of Broad? way, north of Prlnoe-B,t., each having a frontage of 51 feet in Broadway, tho principal Item of in? terest last week was tho purchase by George ?'rocker, the California millionaire, of a part of the lower Broadway and adjoining New-st. front? ages which ho proposed Ir. January last to buy and on them erect a sky-scraper. Mr. Crocker took title last week to No. 10 Broadway and No. 15 Now-st., tho two parcels adjoining In the roar and being four and Uve story buildings. Just north of the Manhattan Life Building. Tho property fronts 25.9 feet In Broadway and Is 119.4 foot deep on the south lino, running through to Now-st. Mr. Crocker pays I'.Vi.Os) for the property, which is sold by William A. Smith as executor of the estate of George Jones. Following ls the comparative table of New-York City conveyances for the corresponding weeks of 1896 and 1117: 1WT. l?f?e .Tuiv o julv io tn July 1.1 t" July 1? Inclusive. Inclusive. T.'tal number foe enure city. 32* WO Ami.unt Involved. $1.777.i?*2 |2.?27.12? Numl>er n??mlnal . P?2 14tl Number Twenty thirl nnd ? went y - fourth wsrri?, cmittirg new An? nexed Districi lac? lsM). R2 .18 Amount Involved. HM.4M lUT.tMO Number ncnilnnl . il '.'? Number Twenty thirl and Twenty fourth wards. Includili;? new An nexe.l lustr?n . 130 M Amount Involved. $2S1.4?*) $172.???5 Number nominal . 4? ?hi Total number of cogreyaacea Jan? uary 1 tidare. ?7?? 8,734 Total animint ?,f conveyances, Jan? uary 1 iodate.I72.7S7.U70 HAMtMt THIS WEEK'S AUCTION SALES. Among tho auction sales scheduled to take place this week at No. Ill Broadway, unless otherwise ?pecitieil, aro the following: Tuesday, July 2?v- By Brian L. Kennelly, fore Closure sale. Francis P. Lowrey, referee. No. 5<V> East Fourteenfh-st., soutn sld., 1.1 f, et east of Avenue A, lexUB.S, five-story brick tenement, with stires, and live-story brick tenement at rear. Duo on Judgment, $15.520. By Peter F. Merer A Co.. mechanic's lien fore ciOHure aale, ?'bar?es w. Rragway, referee, No. 523 West Fiftieth-si., north sl?le. ;c2., feet w?'St of T?-ntn ave., fixlOO.6, Uve-story brick tenement. Due on Judgment. I1JM. By i?. Phixnix Ingranata A Co., foreclosure salo. John Delahunty, referee. N??s. tit and Mi Weet Klnety-eigbth-st., south able, Ma' and ."75 feet re? ar, ectlvety West of ?'-ntral Park U'.'st. each ??'?* pti.il. two tlve-Btory brick Hothouse? Due on Ju?!;,' nteni '?? each parcel, fc* 1.342 Wednesday, July 11?By James L. Wells, fore? closure sal??. Edward L Patterson, referee, Ewoa -'"?. 27 snd -'9 W.'st Sixty-fourth st.. 3:,??, 375 and 4???) feet respectively west of Central Park West, each J.'.x l'li.;,. three Uve-story Bton? -front Hothouses. Due on Judgment- on So. 25. *.V?H; on No. 27, HAH; on No 2i? $I!>:W; each parcel subject to other mort C&gee for 87.000. By I). Phoenix Ingraham & ?? . partition sale, Wilbur McBrlde, referee, No. 1.4-C Becond-ave., southeast corner of Beventv-thlrd-st., .'7.2x75. fives story stone-front tenement-house, with stores; No. ;,:*_-?*, First-avo. an?! No. HI Fast S?'ven;y-llrst-st . being tb?* norilweel corner of tbe streets named, 27.2x75, two four-story brick leneejent-houaee, with SUT-S. By John M Thoinpeo.? ? Co., foreclosure sale, Sylvester L. H. Ward, refer???. Nos. ?4 and M ?Vest One-hundred-and-thlrty-firat-st., south side, sio feel weal of Fifth-av?? , S0_M.11, two llv.?-story brick ti ithouee*. Due en judgment, HAH; subject to other mortanaes f?*r ?.'Hm??. Thursday Julv tt By Bryan L. Kennelly fore rlosure sale, Lewis L. DelaHeM, referee. No. Ill West Blehty-nlnth-st., north -Ide, BS feel west ?>f Cclumkus-ave., %-\HVS\ five-etory brick Bathe boo. Due on Judgment. 131,140. By William Kennelly. foreclosure sale, L. Litiln KelloBf, referee, No. 126 S.>cond-ave.. east side. BJ feet south of Elghth-st.. :'ii.sxl2.'.. fonr sti.ry stom-front teni-nient-house, with stores. Hue on Judgment, $0.5*7. By William Kennelly. foreclosure sale, Oroovenor S. Hubbard, refer????. No. 31 Kdgeeombe-ave., eaat sido, I?T.4 feet .south of On?'-hun?lred-an?l-thlrty seventh-st., 17.b_*bV three-story brick dwelllBf Due on Judgment. IU.IM. By Peter F. Meyer A CO., foreclosure sale. Hor? ace Becor. jr.. referee. No. IM Convent-eve., east w:,i.? m feet mirth of One-hundred-aBd-rorty-eishtb st IS llxV,. three-story stone-front ?iwellln?. Due on hi.km. nt. 113.Hi. B) b>hn T. Boyd, partition sale. Elliot Williams. referee No. 334 Becond-ave., east sl?I<?, 70 ? feet north Of Nlneteenth-st., G.???'?*?, four-story brick tenement-house . Bv Richard V Harnetl A < o., foreclosure sale, .1 unes ?? Ludlow, referee. Nos. l.??*4 an-l ?.lii?'. Bath rat o-s ve -?st aide, ?*?? feet north of One-hundred Bnd-Beventy-second-st, each MxM, two four-story bri? k flat houses. Hue on Judgment on No. 1.031. Ih'? sit; ?m No. l.iao, IM.7M , , _, _ Bv John M Thompson, foreclosure sale T. I? Hsscall refer.'.? propert) in the Immediately fore ?olra together with Nos. 1.(00 and l.Ht Bathgau? ave., similar and .??IJotnltig. Due on Judgment. *-?.2j:. Frblav Julv M?By Bryan L. Kennelly. for. cinsiir?? sale, rrancis L Donohue, referee, No 77 West One-hundred-and-elehteenth-et.. north side. IIS f?-et east of UeBOB-BVO., M-Mkll, thr.e-story st, tie-front ?lwelllnit. Due on jinlamenl. ?I5.?J9M. By p?-ter F Meyer A Co., foreclosure sale, r^d ward Jacob?, refer.??. EdenWOOd-BVO., west ?Id?'. M7J feet north of St James-st., T.lxli?. vacant. Duo on Judgment. ?3.91S._ ?nbnrbiiii Ural Catate. V'^^OENi'T MontrUir re?l e?l?l?. ?II kind?, tait ???*? r?nt. SUARSIfCk ? TUB8S, S llc?ku;?n M.. New-Torfc Bictjt?fs. STARBUCK WINS i? ON A? LUTHY WHEEL At ?-TIN REMSE*. ? *~p-"P?! Gerir?! Eastern Agent. CaUlogu? 150 .Masso? BL, rnalled on re?*_?-t. N. T. City. I Hnfnrnithtb Apartments <tu Cet. IRKEW TOUR t.KXSF 1ST or-TO IOUSE, WITHOUT P1RST visiti: LA ROCHELLE, DON'T RENEW y.MR i.f.asf 1ST ?"i'T'HER, onj TAKE A HOl'RB, WITHOUT PIRST VISITINO I II _________ Ml, .-.7 WUST ?G.?? ?T. __________ ? Th? r.???-?? nnd m?si Insurious IHAHTMKXT HOUSB) ? in town .In?? cp-,,?? ABSOU'ELT KIHi:i'Ki?"F. ??t Ut.-st impr ?VMnentS; ?ri<*ctri. Il-ht ani heat fr???. ?te?? ?at-ir service ?II -.ight; ?p>ndld views of Park mai Paltsndes , FREN? ? RKSTAt'ItAAT AND CAFE on premi??*, %t open September 1st. THE FIFTH AVENUE, j lrt-8 FIFTH AVENUS, ?OR MTH-ST. Elegant corner ?| .irtmont, 10 rooms and bath; floor, great lr.ducemer.rs nifTM Apr!? to ".' ?1. ROBERTS, fiupt. ? EAST 1TTII ST. C? irif^rt.-i!! ? ? acheter apartments, two ro??n_? an. battu stoini h<?st; mo.ils i?r?'-l In n??? if desired, m dermi* rente; par?)'.i*t Itoore; open fireplaces . Iv A CRUIK8HANK ? '?'. ITU RROADWAT. ' ?o Cet ?ox ?neiiues ?.ur^oere. HAKEP.Y to 1?. in a nel neighborhood, rent lew.' ROMAIN. .'_<? Reg 1-?"? m_ _, EUILOINOOL -TORE-, TO LBT. I LOFTS. AND ? OFFICES, Rl'LAND A WHITINO. | A I.AKi.t. I NUMBER ? BEEKMAN ST. proposals. AQUEDUCT COMMISSIONERS' OfTICR, Ro. m 2?.? St?wan Building. ?? 2N1 Pfi?_WS_. Ne? V ik, Juy 17th. 1OT. TO ? ?.iNTRA? ?? 1RS BIDS <>H PROPOSAL?!? f??r ?????? the work and furnishing tho mn'erlais cn?ed for In ?he sp mrovot torn** ot contract bow ?aa Ml? in th? oSwo ?? In? Aflueduet i,?mmlss|.?n?Ts, for construrilr? retaining mas nry and other RMaoery. and dein* ? ther m rk p-r*ie_ in? thereto r.o.r si. .-t Mo 2* ?f lh?? N??? ?T t? r. A'iueduct. In tho Cltrot Now Y. rk. ?Ill !?? rscHved si this ..(Tire until tVEDNESDAT. ?G???? ? l?T. at 8 ?Vrtac* P. M.. and tho?- ?rill be piibllely opened ?? -ho Aiued.i-? C?-nr mtMloner* n? ?oon thereafter ne p..?lhl??. and iho sw?r?l of the contract f r ?!? i-e ?--ii?! ? ti. -id fu'nuhing nld materia!? ?HI ?? laed? by wM ?'? mmiwioners as ins thereafter as practU ??>? Blank t? rm< ot said anj r oeed entra? r. ?nd the sped flcatlons th?si??ef and Md? or prcpoeal? and pr-por en ve|ip"S for tholr enclosttre, f-rni ..f Ponds and all olhor inf ? -matl'-n ?-an t .? ol tilled a' tho ????\. off..-* of th? a.m. da?: C mmUslonen? on application to the Secretary. c? order .f tho Aqueduct ?'..nimisst. nors '' tAMES ? I?! ANE. President. EDWARD U A1XEN. Secretary._ _t RUY B?JILOINO. WHITEHALL? STUB ET. _*Y Npw York CRT. J'n? 24?h. 1?7 Seal-d propo_e_% In triplicate will M iseetss? her? until 12 o'clock m^ J il? "Ith 1?('T. and thon opened, for ss!? of two com iiiriitlvolv now. 4. feo?. Air? Vapor launches On? r?a },<> ???-n at I-Or' Moarae. Vs.. the cinor at Governor'? Island ? Y. Illas will l>* re. el ved f.r on* or both. Information can 1-e ..teamed from this ? fn.e. G. S. re f.-r\??!. right to reje.-t an? or all bids Hlds should bo ??r.d.Mo.l TllSSieSl fee Sale ef Launches," snd -diresse?! ?. -.EINBAU-, D g M. *,. ? \'~. mav be soni t>v Itali er do!,..rod m j- _ 4 ? in July luth. ?-, to Hnirv ? ItovMand. Esq . Pre.1 .ieiit .f the Hard >>f Manners, Maahaltaa Stats ? ?. pit?! ? 1 Madison A?'nue. Now-York City, when Boenl ?,f Maaag.tr? ?HI opea ??????????? Separai? propos?? must b?? ?n;iJe for eseti tectloa W |bf ? .rk 11 bo ?1???. Drawing* and ?pecincatloea may be seen ?nd form? of prupoaals , t.tain?.! at "ho ..m.f I ??. Perry, Ar. hltec?. In the ("-pit"! at Albany. Y t., .ini at ?he ofTt ? f the Hoard <.f Manuser?. ???. 1 M..dl? ? ??.??;??. .\>w >>'ew-Tor< re)o?-t sur " the The Hoard of Maria???? rosorvo the nsht ? re)o<-| or , II bids as they limy -??n for Ihe N??? intere?! of S'-t.\ HENRI E HOWLAND, _ I'r-?ld>nt of H.ar.1 of ?.?,,.? VOTICE.?Bettteetei f??r < li-??, i>r t n>r bstWESI ?? Hank and Heihune hlreefs, Coniracl Nn. SSO. ?nd f.?r ?.r?duire tiotwoon Hothun? and W.-st Twelfth Streeis. N'.rth Hiver, Ooetreet .*?*?, will be re?-elvo.| by the D? 1.??-?.??? ..f J'o.ks at Hier A." Ilatiory Place. North Hiver, until lit o'clort M . July 2*Mh. IV?;. for psrtlcut_r? s-e "City Eaesed. VdTICK.- Estimates for fiirn.iiiUi;. s.iwf.l -' yellow p!ne limber under mntract Nn. 5?rt wlti b? roce|?:e?l by the I?, psrtment ? f I?.-rks at Pier "A." Ilat ??rv Place. K. R. until I_ tTttOfk n.en. .luly 23d. 1?T. For nar'lctilars see "CRT ReeerS." ?Oples for Ml? at No. ? <??> Halt_ FIRE DEPARTMENT. 1ST K.ist 67th Street. A Now Y?,rk. July 13. ????. MOTICB.- PV^SSsUs svs a?lv?nis?Ml for In til? ?e? ?-ity Rseatd, la be feesHei until io?) A. M. oa ih?? 2Mb Inst , for furnishing ?nthraclte ??.?I to tr? Eire Depart-Mai ptOPOSAIJ POR FORAGE ANP STKAW. I West 1'olnf. N. V . July IT. 1?!?7 SsssM pr .posai? in trtp?iato ?Alti I.? received boro until 12 ?VetnrS M.. Ad su?: 17. 1*<1?7. and then op?ne,1. for furnishing such K."-a?e an?l Slraw required diirtns fls-at ?eir IM?*? G S. ????"? neh? le reject any or all p'oposals. or inv psrt thsieef Menaatloa furnish???! spoa ?pplieatlee, ?Bseo l..|io<i .? .ntaimns peopoesls should ? o marked "IToponals f r P..ra<o ani Straw. " ,?n I addross.^1 J ll i:RI_l.|Nt)RR. i'?p'? A g M_ SEPARATE s?'filcil pnpsSRls, In duplicate, en dorsed pr... ..?.il? for "Reef Trusne??? and "IHedglng.*? reepeetleelr. ?? I*. S. N?\y Yard. Hrmkiyn. N. T.. will he rece|\ed ai tho lluro.?.? ..f Yards and l?.?cks. Navy Depart? i?, nt. \Va?hln?ton. I?. C. until I ?rr|.?ck p m ??n Saiur dav July SI. lM'T ?nd piibll<-|> ?,???????1 Imm?diat?!)? there ?fter. Speoincatlons and biank forms of propose! will he forwarded upon applicai!?n to Ihe Hureau or Commandant of tho Naw Yard, Rreoklye, ?. Y Hidders ?re expe?-ie4 to fultv Inform themselves of lh? character of lb? work required by \lsltln? ?he ravy >ard. where plans ???> be enainlnod. ?nd. If ??.-e..ary. there obtained. R. 4%, MATTHEWS, Chief of Uur-au. July 17, U?7.