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A GROUND FLOOR CASINO. SHUBERTS SO PLAN IT. Depends on Consent of Owners — City Cannot Compel Change. Isaac A. Hopper, Borough Superintendent of Buildings, toid the Mayor yesterday that \vl*m the Casino Theatre was rebui't the floor WOOld be dropped, so a* to lessen the danger to life BOid limb In case of fire or other accidents In c- .a- so. Aj= he was leaving the City Hall Mr. Hopper said: "The owners of the theatre have certain rights within tie law that we are bound to respect. We cannot corripel them radically to reconstruct their building. I am assured, however, that when th.c alterations are completed the floor 9 .:: be lowered practically to the street level. My department h.j» authority 10 compel the owners to maite additional exits, and this we shall do." According to the present Intention ot the Shuberts, when the Casino is reopened it wll 1 be as a "'first floor" theatre, with a wide Broad way entrance, and fireproof construction as far &s possible. Lee Shubert is waiting- for the insurance adjusters to get through their work, and for the necessary arrangements to be rnaUa with the estate which owns the Casino build lag, before he can present the plans for altera tio&s. lid in in consultation with city officials regarding the work to be done at the Casino. GAJSTNOT COMPEL CHANGES. It the owners of the theatre were not willing to alter it In deference to the public demand that It be rebuilt with the orchestra on the ground floor and all other needed safegxiarda, the authorities could not compel such changes, Bernard J. Gorman, chief inspector of the Build ings Department, said yesterday. The damage to the buiiding, he continued, was comparatively ilttle. and since there had been a permit issued for the Casino before the fire, stating that it had complied with all the requirements of the law, there would be no provision under which the Buildings Department could refuse 'o allow it to open when repairs had put it in the same condition as before the fire. He understood, ho v. ever, he said, that Mr. Shubert was willing to maie extensive changes, and was considering Hm t-iajis now. Chief Engineer Miller, who Is a member of the Mayor's theatre committee, corroborated what Mr. Gorman had said. Even If the theatre, had been 50 per cent damaged, he said, he knew of no power by which the committee or his own department would have been justifiad In refusing u> let it reopen if repairs had put It into as good shape as it was before the fire, Mr. Shubert had been talking to him about many alterations and additional work toward fircproofing the theatre, but if Mr. Shubert was not Inclined to make these changes he could not be forced to do It. Dr. Darlington, Health Commissioner, yester day .took issue with Ftra Chief Croker's state ment that there were many unsafe theatres. If there were, said he, why didn't Chief Croker report them to the Health Department? Dr. Darlington held that the theatres were as safe us they could be made, considering that the present laws regarding fireprooflng were not retroactive. All had the requisite number of exits, properly labelled, asbestos curtains and the other safeguards required by law. Fre quent Inspections precluded any evasion of the requirements. "The best evidence," continued Dr. Darling ton, "that the theatres in Manhattan are safer and more thoroughly fireproof than ever before Is that since last fall the insurance rates on them have been reduced fully 25 per cent. Some of the theatres have spent from $15,000 to (25.000 in the last year making repairs and improvements calculated to add to the safety of the houses. " District Attorney Jerome Is holding consulta tions with Chief Croker, and If he finds that any of the theaties are violating the building laws he will get after them sharply. Oscar Hammeretein yesterday sent the following letter U, the Mayor: In view of the utterances of Mr. Croker. Chief of our Fire Department, to the effect that there are a dozen unsafe theatres in this city. I. as the owner and manager of three theatres and erector of ten of the most prominent theatrical structures in the city, respectfully ask you to put the statements of Mr. Croker to a test by appointing a number of committees, composed of prominent architects, builders, civil engineers and former chiefs of the Fire Department, to examine each and every one of our places of amusement and report to you their conclusions. Mr. Croker's statements are direct imputations that Mr. Hayes, Fire Oommisteioner; Mr. Hopper, the Superintendent of Buildings, and Mr. Darlington. Chief of the Health Department, have been negli gent in the duties of their office in permitting such dangerous theatrical structures to exist. Mr. Croker's statements axe also undiegmigable intima tions that the heads of the Building. Fire and Health departments of the past twenty-five years, euch as Messrs. D'Oench, Brady, Constable, Stew art. Thompson, Wallace, etc., have aided and abet ted the erection of these twelve unsafe theatres. Since the year 1885 there have been continual changes in the building laws regarding theatres, but not one of them contained clauses legalizing changes in the then existing theatres. The super intendents of the various departments always took it upon themselves to order improvements and al terations as they saw fit. In consequence, every change in the regime of public office brought about a crop of new orders In this direction, resulting in a wilderness of conflicting alterations. After the Iroquois Theatre fire, your honor created a trium virate of supervisors of theatres, consisting of the heads of the Fire. Health and Building Depart ments. These gentlemen rigidly, systematically, "but Intelligently, subjected every theatre to a thor ough examination, and in nearly every one they ordered such changes as they thought best for the safety of the public. With but one exception, the owners and managers of our theatres, complied willingly and without complaint. The question of legality of such orders was not considered by any one. all being led by sentiments of co-operation ■with well-meaning officials, and in deference to public opinion. If Mr. Croker has any further "remedies" than those recommended and carried out by his superior, Mr. Hayes, as well as Mr. Darlington and Mr. Hopper, he will find the managers of theatres most eager listeners. He does not need the aid of Mr. Jerome. He can have my aid, and, I am sure, th« aid of every theatrical manager in the city. If Mr. Croker Is averse to the further existence of any theatre, the Interior of which is of wood, but which was erected under a law permitting the use of wood, let him use his efforts in inducing the city to condemn such structures by condemnation proceedings enforced for various purposes. Let the city purchase the structures and raze them. Life was as dear to the lawmakers of twenty years ago as it is to-day. Architects were as com petent in those days as they are to-day, and, I am sure, officials were as honest then as they are now. PEOMOTED FIEEMEN PROTEST. I Ask N. V., N. H. & H. Officials To Be Rep resented from Former Body. As arranged for a day or two aeo, a conference took place . yesterday in the offices of the New- York. New-Haven and Hartford Railroad Company . between a committee of the directors and of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen over a pe culiar grievance of the firemen. Within the last ■ lew months about two hundred and fifty of . the firemen have been promoted, to be engineers, -and they hold that in all negotiations for settlement of disputes they should be represented by a commit tee of the firemen's brotherhood. In order to *have their Elde feirly represented. It has been the cus tom of tha company to confer In such cases with reoreseatatives of the engineers. '-'■•»-\'K According: to the firemen, ex-President Hall grant ed them this privilege In 1303. This, President Mel len believes. Is not the case, and the conference of yesterday was to settla this point. The company was represented, among others, by J. Pierpont Morgan. George W. Miner, C. P. Brooker. of Ansonla: G. H. Brueh. of New-Haven, 5 and William Skinner, of Holyoke, President Mel len beinK there ex-offldo. The firemen's committee . was headed oy Timothy Shea, vice grand chief, and Andrew Kelly, a national trustee of the Brotherhood of Firemen. The conference began at 10 a. m. ar.d at 1 p. m. the firemen came out. They looked disappointed. President Mellen said that the directors had reached no decision as to the tLfemands. BOSTON HAS BIGGEST PUMP. Boston, Keb. 14. — The largest pumping engine In the world was eet in operation to-day at the Calf Pasture pumping station, owned by the • f Boston. The total capacity of the en gine is 72,«J00,000 gallons for every twenty four hours. The engine's finished weight is about 1.700.000 pounds, and its cost about $342, 000. DR. M'LAREN'S CONDITION SERIOUS. The condition of Bishop, W. E. McLaren of the B Protestant Epl»cc; Diocese of Chicago, who haa been ill for MM time at No. H Ifadison-ave., was said yesterday to be serious. Bishop Mcl>aren 1b teventy-lhree years old. He Is eufftrlnsr from en fiEa^&wctcris. ' : , * CROWDS SEE BOY DIE. Child U Ground Under Trolley Car — Line Blocked an Hour. Slipping on the ica at Boerum Place and .Living- ston-st., Brooklyn, late yesterday afternoon. Lipp man Veiner, the ten-year-old son of David Weiner, of Xo. 100 Smith-st., was ground under the wheels of a Becian-et. car bound from Manhattan with a crowd i.f pMMav*Hk His legs and head were severed from the body, and so tangled up in the rear truck that it had to be jacked up before they could be removed. It was during the rush hour, and a thousand or more persons, many of them from the MOW, which -were stalled as far as the bridge, g-athered around to watch tJie work of lift ing the car. BOTH KILLED IN DUEL. Italians Fight with Pistols in Tene ment Hallway. Fighting a duel in the halls cf the tenement house at No. &23 Atlantic-aye., Brooklyn, two Italian laborers killed each other late yesterday afternoon. One of the combatants died on the sidewalk. It was supposed the other had escaped, but after a general alarm had been sent out for him he was found dead in the cellar. The dead men are John Marittato, twenty-one years old, who boarded with Dominic Danza on the second floor in the rear, and Joaeph Balla. twenty-seven years old, who lived with his wife and two children in the front part of the name floor. It is said that Marittato was in the habit of making himself a nuisance in the hall, much to the annoyance of Balla and his family. The two men had been at swords 1 points for two or thrae weeks. Yesterday, after warning Marittato to behave himself, Balla started to nit him with a stick. Louis Carmadello, of No. 919. caught hold of the stick, and Marittato pulled a gun and fired one shot. Then Balla whipped out an ugly looking weapon and fired at Marittato as he ran through the nails, and out into the street. TO FINE PISTOL CAEKIE3S $250. Six Months' Imprisonment May Be Imposed According to New Ordinance. Alderman Sullivan, at the meeting of the board yesterday, introduced an ordinance against the carrying of concealed firearms, whifh was adopted. The ordinance provides a flue of $260, or six montns' imprisonment. The Police Commissioner is em powered to issue permits, which can be revoked for cause. Persons holding permits are held re sponsible for their acts. SAYS HUNT MUST GO TO CHICAGO. Justice Davis Grants and Then Dismisses a "Writ of Habeas Corpus. William H. Hunt, who was arrested ten days ago on an extradition warrant issued by Governor Hlggins, on an indictment charging him with grand larceny in Chicago, for receiving, as presi dent of the Pan-American Banking Company of Chicago, deposits to the amount of nearly $40,000 after the bank had become insolvent, appeared be fore Judge Davis, in the Supreme Court, yester day, to show cause why he should not be sent to Chicago on the warrant- It was agreed that the warrant on which he was arrested should be va cated, and Hunt's bail of $10,000 discharged. Hunt was then arrested on another warrant, based on an indictment found by the grand jury of Cook County, lIL, on February 9. His counsel aaked for a writ of habeas corpus, which was granted, but after hearing argument, Justice Davis dismissed the writ, and directed that Hunt be handed over to the police officers who had come from Chicago to take charge of him. STATE TROOPS FOR INAUGURATION. Squadron A, of New-York, Will Be Governor Higgins's Personal Escort. Albany, Feb. 14.— A provisional brigade of New- York troops, commanded by Brigadier General George Moore Smith, has been made up for the inauguration of President Roosevelt. Squadron A, Cavalry, of New-York, will be Governor Higglns's personal escort. Adjutant General Henry to-day announced that the provisional brigade would include the 13th Regiment, Heavy Artillery, Brooklyn; Bth Regl ment t of New- York, and a detail of 243 men from the Naval Militia. In addition to these, a battalion of the 22d Engineers, New- York; 23d Regiment, of Brooklyn; Bth Separate Company, Whitehall: 22d of Saratoga: 46th, of Amsterdam, and 48th. of Oswego, have been authorized to go. SAYS ENGINES SHAKE THE GROUND. White Plains Resident Brings Suit to Have Them Stopped. Because it is alleged that the engines In the power house of the Tarrytown. Mamaroneck and White Plains Electric Company, at Whit© Plains, cause such vibrations that the beds in the houses in the neighborhood rock and the residents cannot sleep, ceilings fall down and tenants become sea sick, as David H. Hunt charges in the complaint, Charles S. Bacile, interpreter to the County and Supreme courts at White Plains, has brought an action against the company for $2,000, and the suit will be tried on Thursday. Mr. Bacile first tried to have the Board of Health act in the case, and when he failed to have the engines stopped he brought an action, and will have the court pass on the right of the company to maintain upright en gines, which, tho plaintiff charges, send vibrations through the ground, to the discomfort of the neighborhood. Among other things it is charged that glasses on the tables ring, chandelier globes fall from the ceiling, pendulum clocks stop because they cannot *>c kept straight on the wall, and tenants become disgusted and move out of Mr. Bacile's flathouse, much to his loss. NEGROES REPLACE WHITES AT MILLS. They Cause Less Accidents at Chicago Steel Plants than Foreigners. Chicago, Feb. 14.— Colored men are taking the places of foreign white laborers in the steel plants and other big factories In and around South Chicago- While the negroes may not work more cheaply, It is declared that they les sen the number of accidents. The theory Is that the negroes can be made to understand the in structions of foremen more easily than tha foreigners. W. W. Hale, general superintendent of the South Deering plant of the International Harvester Company, said to-day: We are gradually replacing the foreign labor ers by negroes, the work of the negroes being more satisfactory. W. A. Bolbey, superintendent of the South Chi cago works of the Illinois Steel Company, said the company was experimenting with the colored men and found the work of the negroes accept able. J. P. MORGAN'S EUROPEAN TRIP. It was said yesterday at the office of J. P. Mor g-an & C<\ that Mr. Morgan would make his annual spring trip to England this year, but the date of hia departure was not announced. The captain of his yacht the Corsair, was at the banker's office yesterday, and it was learned that she would sail for Kurope In a few days, bo it was assumed in the Wall Street district that Mr. Morgan would make his annual trip earlier than usual, and that he con templated a cruise in the Mediterranean next sum- BMf POLAR STAR LODGE TO DINE. The annual dinner and reception of Polar Star Lodge No. 245, F and A. M.. took place last even ing at the Lexington Opera House. Six hundred guests attended. Each woman received a souvenir in the ? form of a cut ! glass bottle of perfume. Twelve hundred took part In the grand march, led by VjirirEhlpful Master Guy Culgln and Mrs. Culgin. Among those present were Past Grand Master John Stewart, Grand Secretary B> \v L. Ehlers, Grand Treasurer John H. Gardner, Grand Senior Deacon Amoi H. Bt»»phei!«, Grand Chap] George X Van Da Water, Grand Director vi Ceremonies Geor»« Loesoh. " '" '. \ : ' ■■ BARBER EXAMINERS NAMED. Albany, Feb. 14.— Governor Hlggins to-day ap pointed Michael Saraceno. of New-York City, «md Gustav, Miller, of Brooklyn, members of the State Board of Barber • Examiners, In place 'of Jacob K.e*se.. of New-York City, • resigned, • and ■ Louis Housewellcr. of Albany, term expired. ■ NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE. WEDNESDAY. FEBRUARY 15. 1905. TELLS REBELLION PLAN. Spy Declares Boers Went to Depose Salvador's Preside nt . [BY TELEGRAPH TO THE TRIBUNE.] New-Orleans, Feb. 14. — B. O. Shepherd, who was a member of the British army in the Boer War. and was sent by the management of the Boer War show as a secret agent to determine the exact intentions of the British and Boer sol diers who sailed for Nicaragua about a week ago, returned to-day and immediately went be fore the federal grand jury and produced evi dence that the expedition, in which over fifty trained soldiers engaged and which was de clared to be an immigration scheme, was part of an elaborately planned filibustering expedi tion to depose the President of Salvador and to annex that country to Guatemala. Shepherd, after abandoning the party at Be lize, returned to this city to-day. He escaped from the ship only by drawing a. pistol on Giron, the supposed immigration agent of the Guute malan government. As a result of the evidence which he gave the federal grand jury, it is reported here to-night that the local representatives of the United Fruit Company will be required to explain their con nection with the affair. According to the story which Shepherd tells, as soon as the mouth of the Mississippi was passed all pretence as to the purpose of the expedition was thrown off, and the contracts under which the men had taken passage were torn up. * Shepherd told that Giron said that he represented a former president of Salvador, who was to receive a fine position in case the revolution proved successful and Sal vador was annexed to Guatemala. PETITION BEAES 270,000 NAMES. Many Ohio People Signed Request for Re prieve for Mrs. Edwards. Harrisburg, Perm., Feb. 14.— A monster petition urging Governor Pennypacker to commute to life imprisonment the death sentence of Mrs. Kate Ed wards was presented to the Governor this after noon by three women from Cleveland, Ohio. The petition contains the signatures of 270,000 men and women of Ohio. The Governor told the women tnat the matter was entirely out of his hands, but prom ised to refer their paper to the Boird of Pardons. STEAMERS IN COLLISION AT SEA. The Danish Tramp Gallia, Hit by the Lame, in Norfolk for Repairs. Norfolk. Va., Feb. 14.— The British steamer Laxna, of th« Belfast Line, anJ the Danish tramp steamer Gallia were In collision off Cape Henry Sunday night. The lame, which apparently sustained no damage, proceeded, while the Gallia came to New port News to go into drydook. Here a survey de veloped that three plates on her bow are cracked and must bo replaced. The Lame. Captain Fushel commanding, was bound from New-Orleans for Dublin when she met the Gallia, which was coming to Lambert's Point to load coal for Port L^oo. Costa Rica. There was no loss of life and no panic on either vessel. CHICAGO BREVOORT HOUSE BURNED. Three Firemen Hurt in Blaze at One of the Oldest Hotels in the City. Chicago, Feb. 14.— Fire partly destroyed the Bre voort House, one of the oldest hotels in the city, early to-day, causing a loss of $100,000 to the build ing "and hotel furnishings and forcing one hundred and Gfty guests to make a hurried departure. Three firemen were injured, one severely, before the flames, which burned for nearly an hour burst through the roof of the building, after ft was thought they had been extinguished. None of the The fire started from crossed electric light wires about 2:30 a. m. CONFER ON BROOKLYN MONUMENT. Secretary of War Calls on Mayor — Designs for Prison Ship Martyrs' Memorial. "William H. Tuft, Secretary of War. called on Mayor McClellan at the City Hall yesterday with reference to the plans and designs for the prison ship martyrs' monument for Fort Greene Park, Brooklyn. Three designs were submitted. The one chosen must be approved by the Secretary of War, the Governor and the Mayor. Governor Higglns had intended, if practicable, to be at the confer ence yesterday. The monument is to cost $200,000; $100,000 was raised by subscription. Congress appropriated $50,000 and the State of New-York $60,000. Architects were asked to submit unsigned designs to a jury, headed by Augustus St. Gaudens. Designs have been turned in by Carrere & Hastings, McKlm. Mead & White and one other. General Stewart L. Wood ford. General Horatio C. King, S. V. White and W. R. Benedict, of the monument association, were present at the conference at the City Hall. A final acceptance of the design cannot be made until Gov ernor Higgins has approved it. EIGHTH-ST. LINE ON NEW BRIDGE. The cars of the Bth-st. crosstown line began their first trips over the new Williamsburg Bridge yes terday morning. The Metropolitan cars now cross- Ing the structure are those of the 14th and Bth at. crosstown lines. The cars of the latter line run from the Williamßburg plaza to the Christopher-st. ferries, by way of Clinton-st.. Avenue A, East Bth st. and West 14th-st. TO OPPOSE NEW ANIMAL SOCIETY. Ahraham Gruher Says Another Is Not Needed in This City. Regarding an endeavor that is being made at Albany to Introduce a bill for the creation of societies for the prevention of cruelty to animals in other cities, Abraham Gruber, of Black. Olcott. Gruber & Bonynge, said yesterday to a Tribune reporter: I shall go to Albany to-morrow, and before the Senate Judiciary Committee shall oppose the bill on the ground that the society which Henry Bergh founded has been able to do all the necessary work and is still able to do it, and that there is no need for any other society of the same kind. Moreover, the general law, as it now is, prevents the organiza tion of more than one society of this kind in any city. ARGUE ON DODGE-MORSE MINUTES. Argument on the motion to inspect the minutes of the January grand Jury in regard to the indict ment of ex-Justice Fursman, A. H. Hummel and Benjamin Steinhardt, In the Dodge-Morse case, was postponed yesterday to February 21, at the request of Assistant District Attorney Rand. The argu ment then will be heard by Justice Keneflck. in the Criminal Branch of the Supreme Court. Mr. Rand said Mr. Jerome wanted time to prepare argument in opposition to the motion, on the ground that the defendants do not have the right to inspect the grand Jury's minutes until after they have been examined under the indictments. It is expected that Justice Keneflck will write an opinion on the subject that the question may be settled. HURON CLUB ENTERTAINMENT. "Battery Dan" Finn's old club will hold its first entertainment and reception as the Huix>n Club to-night, at the Palm Garden, in 68th-st., near 3d ave. The reception will be preceded by a vaude ville performance, at which will appear some of the beat known lights of vaudeville. It is expected that nearly every Tammany leader oi note will be at the entertainment. Finn's district, the Ist As sembly District, has boon the banner Democratic district for the last three years. The name of the association was changed only recently. GIRL CHOSEN TO NAME THE MINNESOTA. St. Paul, Feb. 14.— Miss Hose Marie Schaller has been appointed by Governor Johnson to name the battleship Minnesota, which will be launched at Newport Newa on April 8. Mies Schaller is a daugh ter of State Senator Albert Schaller. of Hastings. and is at present a sophomore at the University of Miuiiusuta. MARKET FOUND FOR KNAUF PARCELS. William Peters & Co. have sold for Charles Knauf a 'three story store building on the south «Ido of Morris Park-aye., H feet east g| Taylor-st.. to B. Busch. Also sold for Charles Knauf to ii Becker a two family dwelling- house, now under construction, on the east aide of Hancock-st , 255 feet north of Columbus-ava., and for a Mrs. Goerr to a" UuilcUr lot No,, t>2B Van N«t»t Park. REAL ESTATE. Sale of Big Apartment Houses- One Sold for $181,000. The Trood Realty Company haa sold to Sophia Swaesehnikofr. the aix story apartment house, No. OoJ to *» West U2th-Bt., on a plot. 87.6x100.11 feet, adjoining tin- Mrthwest corner of Broadway. The present purchase price Is said to be Jlsl.OOO. N. Brigham Hall &. Son have sold for Janpolo & \Y< mar to Reckling Vallender. No. 605 to 50© West ltWh 1.. iw.i :i. wiy built nve story ami base ment brick and stone triple apurtment builrtlnK*. each'on plot 37.6x99.11, 125 feot west of Amsterdam ave. These houses are now rvady fur renting. CHOICE DWELLING HOUSE DEALS. Th»: Cruikshank Company h;is sold for Uurriot L. Gallatln to a client of John N. Goldlng. No. 7 West 39th-st., a four story stone front dwelling house on a lot 15x98.9 feet. The parcel is 245 feet west of sth-ave. _ . . Joseph F. A. O'Donnel and Conway & Corrtuke, uave sold for Charles A. Wingert, No. 110 W est &6tb-st., a four story private dwelling house on lot 20x100 feet. BUYS A LARGE WEST SIDE PLOT. Bernard Smyth & Sons have sold for the AVlnl fred Mastarson Relief Foundation to a client of Edmund Blttiner the plot of elew> lots, size 275 x 98.11 feet, on the north side of li>dth-st..* 300 feet west of Arr.sterdam-ave. M. P. COLLINS HEADS NEW COMPANY. Mlnturn Post Collins has been elected president of the Bankers' Real Estate Corporation, -which haa recently bought nearly $2,000,000 worth of property on the north side of 34th-st , between sth-ave. and Broadway. Th» corporation will move into its of fices, on the sixth floor of the Century Building. No. 1 West 34th-st-, which it recently purchased, on February 15. WE3STER-AVE. BLOCK SOLD. H. B. Davis has bought through Eisentxr* & Quigley from George Macculloch Miller, as I the block bounded by Webstor-ave., 235 th and 236 th sts., and the Bronx River. The property was held by the estate represented by Mr. Miller for many years. FIRST SALE OF PARCEL IN 36 YEARS. Frederick Brothers and Frederick A. Booth hava sold for Abbey M. Gourgas. of Concord, Mass.. to Jacob Scheer a plot of two lots on the north side of 138th-st., 326 feet east of Knox-ave. The prop erty has been held by ilr. Gourgas for thirty-six years. SELLS A BERNARDSVILLE TRACT. Post & Reese have sold at Bernardsville. N. J.. for William Alexander, about sixty acres of unim proved property to a client. The property is be tween land owned by Haley Fiske. WatterF. Bli ss. George B. Salisbury and Henry J. Hardenberglv on the highest part of what is known aa the Mln« Mountain district. REALTY NOTES. Heilner & Wolf are the buyers of Xo. 2S West 86th-st.- Samuel Grossmaa of a plot, 100x94.fi feet, at the northwest corner of 172d-st. and Arnster dam-av«.. and Charles S. Faulkner of No. 162 East S7th-st. TRANSACTIONS IN REALTY. L. J Phillips & Co. have sold for Michael J. Dowd to Israel Lebowitz a plot. 100x100 feet, on the north side of 144th-st.. 150 feet west of Broadway. Adolph Meyer has resold to Adolph Hollander for a client of Milton J. Gordon a plot. 100x100 feet, at the southwest corner of Bth-ave, and 151st-st. The firm of Golde & Cohen have sold to the Pr ß^haM°Dleks OO oo n n has^dV Joseph C. Schrader to Sophie Pfeiffer No. 1.238 Bropk-ave.. a lot 17.8x56 feet on which is a three family house; also sold for Rosen & Stolman to Charles E. Stahl No. 2 026 Hughes-ave.. lot 2&xl7S feet, on which is a ■"sSiSaic? Steinhardfhas ,old for J. Oreenber* to J Eloskey No. 156 West S4th-st.. a five story d °S^ BrKr 99 s e haV XeSß^dX e SB^d f loNosGrand-,t. north east corner of Mercer-st., a six story builolng. on lo Chlrle^R. f lmith and Frederick W. Janssen have «ol<l the four story and basement dwelling house No 121 West 49th-rt.. on lot 20.10x100.5 feet. Vllliam F. Connor holds title* . Mbrltz G. Morgenthau ha 3 sold for^Thomas ;M.; M. and Katherlne Fanning. NO3. 127 and 129 East 117th st two three story dwelling houses, to Jackson & Stern, who recently bought No. 131 to 135. aa- Jolnlne, through the same broker, and now controls a plot '75x100.11 feet. E L<oewenthal has bought from the Northwest ern Realty -Company the block front on the east side of Beventh-ave.. between 146 th and 146th-sta., a plot 1991f>xliOO He has sold to H. Horowitz the plot, 22.6x99.11 feet, on the south side of 151st-st.. 90 feet east of Macomb's Dam road. Charles Griffith Moses & Bro. have sold for A. Guthman & Co. the plot. 50x99.11 feet, on the north sin> of 159th-«tt., 350 feet west of Amsterdam-aye. N>vins & Perelman have bought from the Ralph Marsh estate, through D. Phoenix Ingraham & Co.. the nlot, 175x99.11 feet, on the north side of 140th-st., 195 fpet west of sth-ave. William Lemberg & Co. hay* bought for a client the plot, 1Wx81.7 feet, on the north side of 169th-st., 100 fset west of Amste'rdam-ave. Abram Bnrhrach has bought from Plcken & LJlly the r»lot. 100x95 feet, at the southeast corner of Audubon-ave. and 173d-st.. and the adjoining plot. 75x100 feet, In 173d-st.. mfiklnp seven lots in all. Blelman & Co. have sold for George H. Plgueron No. 638 to 512 West 27th-st.. four and five story tenement houses, on plot 75x100 feet; and 242 West 27th-st.. a three story tenement house, on lot 23x100 feet. W. J. Hustcn & Co. have sold to a client of W. C. & A. X Liester th«» plot. 100x100 feet, on the cast side of TCltrnorl-st.. 100 feet north of Naele-ave. Samuel Warht has bought from William Mc- Knight the plot. 100x93.11 feet, on the north side of 144th-st.. 200 fp»t cast of Broadway. Max Marx has sold to Maurice Rapn the plot. 100x119.8x100x126 feet, with old hiiild'nßK. at the northeast corner of Broadway and Hawthorne-st. The firm of L. J. Carpenter has sold for the estate of Willfnm Schermerhorn. to Lowenfeld & Pra.-er. the plot of twenty-four lots, comprising the block front on the west s!o> of Avenue A be tween 66th and fi7th sts., 200.10x100 feet, together with a r>lot. 200x100.5 feet on either street The W. Masterson Burke Relief has sold the plot. 275x99.11 feet, on the north side of 156th-st.. 200 feet east of Broadway. David Davis has sold for James O'Brien No. 517 West 124th-st.. a five story fiathouse. on lot 27x100.11 feet. Mandelbaum <& lywlne have sold to Harry Wlt tenberg. Lewirie & Pavis. the plot. 320x100.6 feet, on tho north side of 66th-st., between 2d and 3d ayes. William H. Falconer has sold for Lewis S. Marx to Samuel Marcus No. 332 lst-nve.. near 19th-st., a four story brick store and dwelling house, on lot 26.8x96 feet. Louis Becker has sold for L. Welher the plot, 50x100 feet, on the north side of 164th-st, 100 feet west, of Amsterd:>m-av». Montgomery & Seltz have sold for Harry Schloss to E. P Martin the three story dwelling house No. ITS East 64th-st., on lot 20.10x100.5 feet Real Estate. JLtfC'UL XZjo i(* i.e. NOTIC3TO OWNERS. We are ready to renrister housej, lofts, stores, etc.. that will be ready for rent Hay l. Eatabl'shed 1345. GEO. W. MERCER & SON. 2BA West 23d-et. City Property for Sale. BARGAIN ON RIVERSUSE DRIVE. ON RIVEKSfcDK DRIVE. An elepant extra large American basement palatial dwelling-: near 79th-st. subway station; must be sold; will be eacrlflred: mortgaged *«0,000; 4H per cent; very [very) little cash necessary. Address for ten days. MERCHANT. Tribune Offloe. New- York City. To Let for Business Purposes. Potter Building, Park Roy , Beekman and Nassau Streets . OFFICES Large and small, single and en suite. Rents Moderate. AFPL.Y AT OFFICE OF THE BUILDINO ROOM 60. 38 PARK ROW. LIGHT OFFICES TO LET in Market 8 Fultsn National Bankßld? 81-83 Fulton. Cor. Gold. ** RULAND & WHITING CO., Agent. 3 BKKKMAN ST. ) b" 1 Unfurnixfied Apartments to Let. -1 XT-KU HA.-T 31ST if H*na»om» flax; six", foomi -LO J_\ and fc»th; «v«ry liajprovwneat; J45 . Winter Resorts. NEYV-JEK-SKV Holidays are plentiful next week ! WASHINGTON'S DAY-/ vt njirh < ELECTION DAY—/// some viths. SATURDAY and SUNDAY-*/* usual MONDAY /« ATLANTIC CITY only. THURSDAY-/// ATLANTIC < ITY nly. FRIDAY—//. ATLANTIC CITY only. Spend them all at CHALFONTE ATLANTIC CITY, ft J. WRITE TO THE LEEDS COMPANY for Holiday Rates. FIREPROOF ALWAYS OPEN HOTEL STRAND. Steel, Brick and Stone Construction, ATLANTIC CITY. N. J. One of the most complete and thoroughly equipppd winter hotels of this conntrr • ipi iry. 350. Centrally located; autos meet al! trains. M-ssrs. Fairbairn & Williams hare a Hotel Strand representative at their New HoM Colonial. Slat Street and Columbus Atcwm, New York, where information concernS rates, etc., will be cheerftoßj iriven. FAIRBAIRN & WILLIAMS. The St. Charles Most Select Location Fronting the Ocean t Atlantic Citj. N. J. With an established reputation for Its ex clusiveness and high class patronage. Thor oughly modern and completely equipped; courte ous service. Bath rooms finished in Italian marble with hot and cold fresh and sea water attachment, showers, etc. Bell telephone In rooms. Magnificent sun parlor overlooking the Boardwalk and Ocean. Golf privileges. Illus trated booklet. Room Plans, Rates, etc., Can Be Seen at 280 Fourth Aye. NEWLIN HAINES. Steamboats. r® H?\ c^ Tr i?r> f?n AND points in LLD Vii/ U UL/ LMJ NSW ENGLANIX FALL. RIVER LINK, via Newport and Fall River. Leave Pier 18, N R.. foot of Warrer St.. week-days only at 6:00 P. M. Steamers PLYMOUTH and PILGRIM. Orchestra on each. NORWICH LINE, via New London. Leave Pier 40. N R. foot of Clarkson St.. week-days only at 6:00 P. M. Steamers NEW HAMPSHIRE | and CHESTER W. CHOPIN NEW 'HAVEN LINE, for New Haven. Hartford. Springflell and the North. Leave Pter 20, E.R.. foet ot Peck Slip, week-days only at 4:00 P. M. Steamer RICH ARD PECK. :._^ Excursions. FLORIDA -NASSAU-CUBA. Epend the cold days In the "Sunny South.' PERSONALLY COXDUCTKD TOCKS OR SPECIAL LOW RATE TICKETS. EVERY HKKK DCKINO SEASON. Send for Book of "Winter Trips." free of cost ana containing complete information as to routes and rates, hotels and dates, etc.. addressing THOS. H. HENDKUKSON TOCRS. 543 FULTON ST. BROOKLYN. N. Y. Instruction. For Both Sexes — City. HAMILTON INSTITUTE FOR BOYS, 45 1 STREET. HAMILTON INSTITUTE FOR GIRLS, 10S WEST 81ST STREKT. S«cond half school session begins February 6th. Special Advantages for New Students. THB BERLITZ SCHOOf. OF LANGUAGES Madison Fijuars (1.12J B'way*; Brooklyn. 73 Court St New terms beginning now Trial lessons fre*. School Agencies. AMEKICAIT A>D FOKEIUN TEACHERS* AGENCI rupplle* Professor*. Teachers. Tutor*. Governesuss. «t*. to Collec*. Kcnools and Families, Appiy to Mrs. it. 3. TOUNO-KULTON. 23 Inl n Squs-.. Business Op port v niiies. TJUSINES3 MANAGER. — An old established Educational 2_> Institution for Girls (Incorporated), situated well within the limits of Greattr New-York, desires to secure ths services sf an active, refined, well educated. lnfluen tial man of rood address to act as business manager and to take charge of all its outside affairs and business, apart from th* education of pupils. An equitable arrangement will be made wtth ono who Is possessed of the proper qualifications. A desirable opportunity for a gentleman who has Influence In educational circles. Address, with full particulars. in writing. EDCCATI- INSTITUTE, Box ... Tribune Office. Brooklyn Property for Sale. O.N lilt. H11.1.S SKIRTING ft kictuuesque n.Dsnixr. bay. B BEAUTIFUL- EAST ELIiIiIST I HALF-HOUR FKOII UKUAIIi SQ. . I - Lota with «v*ry city Improvement at ISTS on I »a»y monthly payment*. Will be worth 11.00) ■ *ach within two years, on completion of I'enn- 1 ■ylvanta tunnel and BlackweU'* Island Br. • ■ 3 Colonial c 'ttnic* ready to occupy an payment if of Muu. M j • SKNI> A' POSTAL CAltll S FOR lIKCn.AK AM) VIF/.YH. 2 BANKKItS' I AM> * MOKTCACE CO. S ] SH7 Man hut tv v A y., Brnoklym. gj EAST HIDE OF BAKtI-AY ST., ' bet. I.lvonla and Duinont. 40x100;- price. $1,500. to quick buyer. A. J. WALDnON. Ml;! U-.ltnr Aye. ' Country Property for Sale. FOR SO YKAKS \VF. HAVE SOLD COUNTRY PROPERTY ONLY. Catalog rr«* to Intending bujcr»: Owner*. wUtiln a lo Ml ,vi or writ*' Phillip* * Wells. U»< in:...,,,. Bullillnx. X. T. WESTCHESTER COUNTY FARMS I can •♦!! your farm.' 'Send particulars. P. F. CHKIS TOPHKB. Yotkera Bmvlat» lunk £uiUUok. Yookara.' lir.X. • Winter Resorts. NEW JEKSEY. Hotel Dennis ATLANTIC CITY. V J. The world's famous Winter and Spring resort « most attractive and the climate never mote invigorating than at this season of the year. HOTEL DEXXIS is delightfully located *rectl 7 facing the Ocean and Boardwalk and offers an unobstructed view from all parts of the house. For the convenience of the residents of New York and vicinity a personal representa tive of the Hotel Dennis will be at the fU land House, February 14th, 15th, 16th and 17th, with room plans, booklets, etc., in order that he may meet prospective visitors to At lantic Chy. WALTER J. BIZBY. GRAND ATLANTIC. NEVER CLOSiiD. Virginia Aye, and Beach. Atlaatte City. N. JL Rooms en suite wtth private baths. ts:hd'.aj hot and cold sea water. Delightful sun parlors, steam heated. Excellent table. Rates J2.S» per day; SI weekly. Capacity. 700. Write fcr 190 i booklet. Coach meets trains. N. Y. Office. 259 4th Aye V. --.- :■ ■-;.:,-. • A. C. .'UTCHCU. * CO. HOTEL RUDOLF, Atlantic City. N. j. Open all th« /oar EUROPEAN AND AMERICAN PLANS. Largest and most complete hotel in th« city. Ocean front. Rooms with hot and cold «ea and fresh water battam nee tin g. Broad plaszas. 600 feet Ion?. Weekly fiances «ucta! .'«;•;•: ML Y. Rep.. 259 Fourth Aye . ]v to 3. Phons O»* •5ram«?rcv Six o'clock dlpners. Orchestra. Ctf.VS. R. MYERS. Prtpr. '' BERKSHIRE IN2T, OCEAN END VIRGINIA AYE.. ATLANTIC CITT. X. J- Open view: $9 to $1% weekly. $2 to J3 dally: isjllit). 300; elevator: private batha; long distance pboas* ia. rooms, etc. J. O. & J. E. PICKUOOB. HOTEL TRAYMOBE, Atlantic City. N. J. Remains open ibroughout the year. Every a— n pmd fort and convcnltnce. Golf prtvUeg«s. Uunning «at*t * bedrconu. TRATVORB HOTEL CO.. D. 3. WBITK. PrestdtßC MARLBOROUGH HOUSE, ATLANTIC CITT. N. J. STONB^ 'RON AND SL.ATE CONSTRCCTIO"*. _ Claims pr»-em!nence for 4ts location, construction, con veniences and best New York Patrcn*?e. Capacity 600. Music all year. Ooif. JOSIAH WHITE & SONS, uruyiUßK* HQT E L I S LESWO RTH On the Beach at Virginia At*.. Atlantic Cltr. I*. '• Hot and cold sea water In ail baths. New Dutch C»« and Grill Room. Orchestra. Those* la ->""5 can Plan. $3.00 per day and up: $1.50 per JJ** » up. Jurop.au plan. <!■» **&,£* Seaside House. ATLANTIC CITT. N". J. _,„ On the ocean front: every comfort, tnclu-iinf tm I'JSm1 ' JS m baths, elevators, «olf. etc. F. P. COOK * &OX THE REVERE, Park Place, near Btocli, lnti KCVCKC, ATL-VNTIC CITY. >'• J. NOW OPEN. WRITE FOR BOOKLET. JAMES M MOOB* THE PENNHURST. Ocean an-J Michigan Aye.. Atlantic City. X. J~ __ Elevator to •«••» '«vel Special Winter Rates LAKCWOOD plnea of New Jersey, a fathlooabl* •» Amon* the plna» of New Jersey, a faah!enaW« S» healthful winter and sprins: r«sort. THE LAUREL HOUSE- *£- A. J. Murphy. iliBM" THE LAURKL-IN-THE-PINE=v Fraolc F. Shut*, Maas** Reached by New Jersey Central KaKroad. I NOKTH CAROLINA. KENILWORTH INN. ! "* BIL.TMO-W. sms* a*stuj% n. C Dry tn«Uoratln,c cltm*t». «djo.nln« BiKmor* f* s**5 ** Uv«rV. nunttns. nshln*. Open all ts» ym* WrM^, for bookUL EDGAn B UOOREL pkphs,* \ IRt.IM Virginia Hot Springs New York Offlcr. 213 Fifth Are. Watri*. tMrt&a. hotel* and ■""»»' nn» her* «jw»U««»- UhcamatSsra. Rout ar.d nwvoua Ji«*a-«» cuJfd. Cbo^ hyurotherapeutlc apparatus. new sun p»rh>r. £"•;. ,3f miuK pool. line livery and outJoor ptMimm.^ tm*- . o. H.iMESTBAD, sreatry Unproved !h! h "^^t d*- strictest mnm and patronirM by tn<> 6U-«« k *— Kroker*' efflee with tUiwet N T. wtr#. The Che^peake e< Ohio Railway . -r at ov tattoo. Va.. on tftiuM* .r™'"^."." V. 4 51 p. m.. Ukrtves scrtcEs 5.30 a. m-. f* 1 /?*^. Excursion tickets it C- * O. o.lU*. 302 8.-o»a wa »' e~* Psaa*. R. R. sad connecting line*.- < *••<.' ,„ ' vt. "