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_ jIALES AT AUCTIOS.
Auction bale.?magnificent houseuold
Furniture. property ol K (lav ?sg.,
to be told Tills tSaturday) MORNINii, rommenriiur at 10
o'clock, at the elegant Ave story brown stene mansion
No. 120 West 23d at., near Hth av.
Magnificent rosewood Ktacerra, laeo Curtains, Mirmrs,
two elegant Pianofortes, Stelnway A Sona and Windsor,
with all late improvements; latest style Inlaid Hurler Suite,
in satin, brocatel and reps; Inlaid Centre Tables, Cabinets,
Jardinieres. Brontes, 1)11 Paintings, Chamber Suite in
walnut, Dressing Cases, Bedsteads. Bureau*. spring and
hair Mattresses, Carpets, Ac., Bookcase. Books, Daily a
Secretaire. Library Tables. Turkish Chairs, do. Rockers,
Lining Room Buffet. Extension Table, Chairs In leather,
China Dinner and Tea Pete, cnt tilaasware, Lounges, llall
Stand; also basement and servant*' Furniture. ;
LUKE FITZtiKKALD, Anctloooer.
A?TUNIS JOHNSON, AL'CTI ON E K R,
old stand. 37 Nae*su sL
THIS DAT at 10W o'clock.
ALL THF FINK CARPETS AND IIOL'bEflOLD FURNITURE
FKUM FuL'li PRIVATE DWELLINGS.
Alto, with the above, the three elegant rosewood Piano*. by
I. C. Lighte A Co.
Narveson A Co.
1 Lillet A Davis.
BT RALE
HENRT P MIVFR. Auctioneer,
il.ita Ilcnrv H. Leeds A Miner).
Gallery anil Office. tHO Broadway,
The private collection of high elaas and valuable
modern OIL PAINTINGS,
comprising the gallery of
Mr. J. T. SaNFORD.
ARE NOW ON EXHIBITION HRF.E, DAY AND EVENINO,
at the Art Gallery No. 815 Broadway, near 14th St.,
embracing * number of important works by the moat distinguished
artists of the various modern schools. The salo will
take place Tuesday, February '2!l. at 3 o'clock I'. M.,
at the gallery an above.
Auction sale of household furniture
(property of J. L. Tareoe. Ran.),
THIS (Saturday) MORNINQ,
? a* 10 o'clock,
at the five story brown stone mansion
No. 47 West l?)th at., between ,'itli and Gth nvs.
Steluway four round 7'4 octave Pianoforte,
Decker A Bros.-npright 7>a octave 1'lano.
Parlor and Drawing Room Suits, in natin aud "silk brocade:"
Turkish and Spanish Lounges, Easy Chairs, Centro and Console
Tables. Mirrors, Curtains. French Mantel Sets, Umnse
Figures, Clocks, fine Paintings, Statuary : Library and Secretaire
Book.-uses, Desk, Library Tables, Turkish Suit, in
tapestry Elaborate rosewood and walnut Bedroom Seta,
via Inlaid Bedsteads, Dressing Cases, Withstands, :(7 hair
and apring Mattresses, single Hedsteails. Hureuua, rep and
haircloth Suits; two Extension Tables, Sidelioard, Chairs in
leather; Silverware, Crockery, llall Stand, cane Chairs,
Rockers, 3D Brussels and Ingrain Carpets, kitchen Furniture,
Ac.
N. B.?Sale posltlye; house open at ft A. M. Take 8th av.
ears. ROBERT C. CAS11IN, Auctioneer.
Men to remove, pack or ship goods, city or country.
UCT10N 8ALB.-A BABB OPPORTUNITT FOB
housekeepers?All the handsome Household Fnnii
two doors from 4th av.. this (Saturday) morning, at 10V^
o'clock, velvet, Brnatielt, Ingrain Carpets; rosewood Pianoforte.
six elegant Parlor Suits, in .%atin brocade, reus uud
haircloth Mirrors. Curtains, Bvdrdeads. Bureaus, Washstaiiiis,
Dressing Ctuies. Wardrobes, hair ami spring Mattresses,
Bedding, Sideboard, Extension Tables; 2UO lots
Lil&aa, China, Silverware, Cutlorv, Ac.
J. KUAEMEIt, Auctioneer.
?UK a \\\ KKELER, AUCTH >N EKU.
Art (iallery, 5H Liberty at.
TO-DAT (Saturday), February '20, 12 o'clock,
sale of Waiter Colors (solar), Oil Paintings, Engravings,
Ac., Ac. Balance of picture dealer retiring from busiuoss.
Falo positive.
A -JAMES DENNIS. AUCTIONEER?SALESROOM
14 Vesey St., below Astor House, sells this day
(Saturday), atfll o'clock, HANDSOME HOUSEHOLD
Ft RNITURE, new and soeond hand, com prising Parlor,
Dining and Bedroom Suits; Chairs, doIhk, Desks, Tab lor,
Carpets, 13eddiug, Mattresses, Pillows, Oil PoiuUugs, Ac.,
Ac. Must be sold to pay advances
ALBERT B. WALDRON, AUCTIONEER. 108 LIBERTY
*l ?The Mortgage Bale of (ucond hand En mi I lire, Ac.,
ttdvcrtiied fur this day, is uostiKiuod until Wodruedav,
M arch 1.
Albert b waldron, auctioneer, ios lib"
urty st.?Thl* day, at U o'clock. FurnlturBedding'
Carpet*. Ac.; after, Urwcerio*, Tea, Pictures, Fancy Good*,
Ac.
B" Y J 11 KRKViTI, A UU flT > siKKK.-TH K HANKrunt
St >ck of Wni. it. liriggs, jeweller, at l ?s Bowery,
combating of i cry line gold and *ilvt r Wa cliei*. rich Jowulrv,
Diamond*, Morllng ?ltver and Mlverplated Ware, wili l>e
old at auction, commencing Monday, February -S, aiTt'ji
o'clock, and continuing daily till all is sold.
B~EiKEI.rt ,t SHIDLKR, AUl riONUBR, 2M BOWerv,
will sell this day (Saturday), at lOJ^ o'clock, new
and second hand furniture. Ingrain anil Brussels t.'srpcU,
Dry and Fancy Go< di. Notions. Wines, Liquors. Cigars; also
pawnbroker - stock clothing. Jewelry; ail without rosorTc.
Dealers invited.
Bank;an wiu, sell at auction aoo.too fine
Cigars at Kl Kaatati st. Trade invited.
S. tVEIN BKiKiE It. A I't'TTi tNE.-:Tl~RE< 1ULAR
. weekly -ale of General Merchandise tliis day Oittiirday).
February 26, at Id1, o'clock, at ?u!e.?room 711 Bowery,
rii ;? lieitsehold Furniture, Beds and Bodding, Oilcloth,
Carpets, Sewing Mn bines, ulne dozen Razor Straps, Ac., for
account of whom it may concernj 24 fine Undershirts and
Drawers, made bv> artwright A Vk arren; 20 pair* dogskin
Gloves. Cl.-ura, Tobacco, i'ipea, Liquors, hve barrels Yiuegar,
without r< serve. Dealers Invited.
JOHN ,! " TisSNE L AUCTIONEER?USSNKR A
ENGKE, 12 Eeutre St., sell this d.tv, at 10>j o'clock, at
BS1 East Houston St.. large Stock and Fixtures of Candy
and Stationery Store; Toys, Candles. WooUonvrure, Showcases,
Ac., positively in lot*. Dealers invited.
Jr TRAVER, AUCTIONEER-MARSHAL'S SALE
this day at 11 o'clock A M , at No. hU Groat done*
street, by virtue of an execution, ona Truuk, Valine,
Clothing. Furniture, Fsner Goods, Ac.
. WILLIAM 11. SHIELDS. Marshal.
Jr. TR AVER, AUCTIONEER.?MARSH AD'S SALE
till* il*y at 11 o'ol> ok. at Great 'one* st ; large lot
of Parlor, Cham o r and HHning Room Furniture: Carpets,
ho fas. Lounges, Pier Tstle\ Mattresses. Poather Bed*, Picture*.
Mirrors, Crockery. (lUssware. Bookcases, Iron Sale,
Trunks, Vali ci, Velvet*. Ac.
WILLIAM I! shields, MmrghtL
J P. TRAVEL AUCTIONEER? fcXKCl FoR*8 .-AI E,
tliis day. at 2 o'clock P. M., at 1MB 7th a?.. Pier Mirrors,
Parlor Suits, black walnut Furniture, Dressing Coses.
Lounges. W urdrob -s, Chamber aud Kitobou Furmiure. J.
FUhi)hKICK llOTOH 4 Executor,
ORTC I A Oh ~SAI *K. ~I WILL* SELL THIS DvTt! US
Pur: iture at i PUtQns ef libera Hetei, 856 NRm
t., ot>po-:te Washington Market, consisting of 40 rooms, |
furmnued ABar. Back Bar, 6-pull Ale Pump. Table*. Chairs,
Crockery. ulas*w*re, Ac. Ssi* p -dtivo aud lu lots. Go da
to be removed i tu media to I3- after the Kale. Commences at
10 o'clock sharp. 1*. DAI LEY, Attorney for Mortgagee.
MokiT;agk~saliT-rsiijpKK j swakzkopk. Auctioneer.
*t lis, *2 o'clock, 34 av. B. Hi rait me, Carpets,
Bedsteads, Bureaus, leather Beds, Htowee, Chairs, Ac ;
hereafter Fancy Goods, Clothing, large lot Wines, cigars,
Ac. Dealers attend. J. TELTKNaTlNE, Mortgagee.
FlliMTlKh. ~
A -I )R BALE, AT PRIVATE RESIDENCE. I'JO WEST
23d st. near 6th ar., Parlor Suits, 14 pieces, covered
lis sattu, cost fl.uOJ. for $250; one do., $125; Turkish Suit*,
I'D; rep and haircloth Suite, $35 and $55; Inlaid and gilt
black walnut Bedsteads, Dressing Cases, Bureaus, Withstands.
Wardrobes. hair ana spring Mattrv&eee. Dining Kurniture.
I \ mi?>n 1 able, Buffet, Chairs. Ac. N. B.?An clegaut
Need ham stop Parlor Organ, $IAX
A -WE! Kl.Y AND MONTHLY PAYMENTS TAKEN
to: Put liwre, Carpets end Bedding at B. M. OOWPE11T1I
WAir A Co.'h, I.'*5 and 157 Chatham st. An tuiKnen.se
stock at low price*.
TTcf i* '?~l. M*. W EA8T 13I'll ST.?KCRNIT{JIVE!
s. i'l i? i ?. Organs, Parlor ami Bedroom bets.
Hotel Annunciator, A?\, prira:e Rale, auction prices, '
GREAT REDUCTIONS IN CAKl" TS, AT
L<)Ki> A lAYLOR >. W lo 201 lirund et.
Brussels, Uat yesr's price, $1
ltrns^cl.-. this- year's price. fl 80.
Tanesrry, ImI vear, #1 l.r>; now, $1.
Ingram. all wool, last year. *Oc. now. 7V.
Also a iarga eloak ef Oilcloth. 'lac il'ifs. Ac., Ac.
Linoleum a pecislty.
Furniture, spades, t'nrtaina, Bedding, Ac., Ac.; af.ill line
at pre at I y r< i1ui oil price* iroru laat year.
IMIOl'OSA I-*.
1>ROPO.tALB FOR SflluuL 15LIL.DINO IX PIKuT
ward, Ljng la.and City. ,
The H .ird of Education of I-ong Island City invite propoaali
for the construction of and leasing to ?ald Hoard of
Education for a term of yeai a. a Sc'oolhoos* In the First
ward of l.ong Island I 'sty . s id buitding to he constructed
according to plans turnislied by bidders, I* he approved by
the Board, uol upon lands located to their satisfaction.
The right is reserved to reject any and all prop?j?ls net
deemed aueaaugrotia. The coat and exponent of plana aud
apeciflcattnn* tc he borne by bidders.
bld? to be petied at 12 o'clock noon of Saiorday, March
11. lot'A. si the Kii 11 w ard ach.>olboo~e.
holt iniorinai.on can ba bad on application to
(i l-.OKUPiTTtY
President Board of Kduratton, Loup Island City.
BOOTS AM) 8HORS.
il WILL Bel \ AIR OF M AT. SrUVIPKAIII.il
<P'X Shoes h<r .lentletn in or lady at CAN 1 ilKLL is, Su.
2*1 4th a*. Eado s Kuhbers. Ue
lJ V M l\<i At \I>I MI1-.S.
Allen uolworth * dancixu m iio l.
No 21 Vth as
Brooklyn branch at ll*> * a*! r n at Cli- er prleata
lessons for ladles, gentlemen ana r dr. i. tor pert.veiars
tnd for circular.
A?CARTFKK "S" DAN C INH v< IAXA pi M.-T<>N M
a B adding. Aaayraaant and nth *ri> at. .isiaai W
glide and aaaaail Is wattsaa a lysiukr. Reaagtioa Danaante
Monday ereniBga.
DKM I a | It % .
"set or TEETH MAHK IN TIIHKK HOIKS AT
I2e Weal 34th ?t . be'ween t lb and ?lh a**., near Mo .dWty.?special
mechanical lenti?iry coral, m- r, r *,
pearl, whalrovne robber, pold and piattna Seta; Plumpara.
Regulators. Ac. Take ctst car froui errand street ferry, or
6lb a*, cart or Broadway ear*.
NEWBIlOtOU. 128 Weal 3?h si.
AKTIKIClAR TKBTB AT PRICES TO SUIT ARUWh
.lt r>u. t<> npwaid; tiitar tJllliiftv '"Oo. , Sold and
f.lMlr.t. |l. Ail ?r. r* warrauttd at Dr. W 111 l'K'8, K<6 Ctb
??. On-a Sundtft till I.
H'AXTKD TO Fl'RCHAIB.
\\r AXThD?DRoP PRESS?Ml'sT HK RAKC.K
?l tnotuh to lukt In ? iwsnty-ionr Inch Jit bottrtas
pupptt lirtda. Addrrtr PRESS, bo* 121 lltraldofflct.
'iVASTh'.i -"NE LAKOB"COPPER COIL K> * It (TIaT.
t? ln< gailnat of ?ciu it^uort. Addraat COPPER
bos 9C2 Pott oAca. Now York.
1IABBLB MAYTIbU,
At greatly reduced prices.
Au axltniiTt fWek of start and M.rbla Manttll. Wtib
Irajt sail start Work of riort later,prion.
PkNKIIVM SLATR COMPANY.
CbIob aqnart, 4to at. an<i 17th ti., bit York.
MARBLE AM> >1 tRRLEii! D~ x t> I ;.s MAY IIR.
tiifr.t. from (12 tpvrard alto M ntmtntal Work at
oraatlt itdurad priitt; Mari.lt Inrnir.fr for tilt trndt
A. KRAMER. 134 ii.-t Isih ik, ntar 3d at.. Na? T rk.
\Tr Mil mciiouF ifslyi e assuk rxt est
ft of Marblt, Marhlrlrtd SI Ms Hardwood Manitlv
^MfkilA illlrl** Il uloui ?i ..n.naitt Worth t
NEW YORK :
I' FOR MAl.K. |
ALARUK.*OLD ESTABLISHED HOUSE FURNISH- I
Inj, Crockery anil Stove Store, on una of the principal
avenues, for aula cheap, or will trade for improved real
folate or a larm. Aiidrau box 101 Herald Uptown Branch
oAca.
A RARE BUSINESS ClIANCK.?R2.000 WILE HOT A
live years' Lease of an ssUtblished Liquor Store on one
of the Ileal corners In the city. Address LluUORS, box 103
Herald oflioa.
A CORNER LIQUOR STORE FOR $3M\ ALSO
Restaurants, Cigar Stores. Confectionery. Bakeries.
MITCHELL. 77 Coder ?!._
A KINK EIGHTH WARD LIQUOR STORE; ONLY
one in three blocks; long leasn; price F75U.
D. GURLKY. Ill Oentre ?t._
A" kirst class downtown liquor and '
Lunch Room, cheap, this day. LLOYD, auctioneer,
XJ Broadway.
AN OPPORTUNITY "SI LOOM OFFERED of:NEK I
Grocery Store, with Fixtures and Stock complete, lor
sale ; little money required. Apply at 40?l West 4Jd sL
liquor store" for "hale cheap?as the
proprietor baa other business to attend to. Apply at
10O Broome St.
BE ON~IlAND ~AT !? O'qLoclc AND 8EK WHAT A
bargain CAM BELL ha* not for some one. Broadway
Lnneh Room complete for $s50, rent $33. CAM HELL, n8
East tnh si
n~KlJb STORE AND PHYSICIAN'S OFFICE PRACtice
for sala?Best opportunity around New York. Address
DOCTOR, box 1X2 Herald othce.
Drug" store?small," elegantly fitted ui4,
on a west sidu avenue, in a populous neighborhood ;
price PI,3(A); two-thirds cash, balance easy. Aduress HERMAN,
box 104 Herald Uptown Branch office.
TAIUST CLASS LIQUOR sTOKK FOR .-.U,K A'l'llAl.K
X1 ite value.?Must be sold. Iuquiro of P. KERNS, aid
3d ST.
I Sou- SA1 .K-TI IK STOCK, F1XTI RMS ANI) LKAHE
of a first class (jrocery on one of the host business svsuues
in the city; poaaeasiuu immediately. Address UKiFFIN,
station' D.
ElOK SALK?LKAHK AND NEW FL'R.N'ITIRK OF A
flourishing first elasa Hotel in the very centre of tlie
enterprising city of Canton, Ohio, on the I'ltt.sliurg, Kort
Wayne and Chicago Railroad. Fur particulars address lock
box llO I'ost office, ('.union, Ohio.
TjVjR SALJE?TUXtEJB KhCO.VL? HANI) BAFES. 24
JT Bond st.
T^Olt ^ ARB.?A LOT" OF I'TiMI'OSITtlK'S "STANDS,
I? very cheap. J. R. KNIUHT, Boanott Building, room
B, (ith story.
iifOR SARB.?A "LOT OF did KUBBER FIIIK IIOSK,
1? suitubln lor filling or washing boilers. J. R. KNIGHT,
Bennett Building, room 0, ilth story.
F~01l SALB-PISU ANDOY3TEU MARKET, 3U1 WEST
21st at. ,
IP Oil SALE?GOOD WILL AM) FIXTURES OB A
1 flrat class Saloon and Restaurant, southwest corner of I
ath and Sunsoin sts., near Continental Hotel, l'hiladelphia; ,
eon in law. wiliinm aiunson, *u hvorra avenue, jersey
C'liv HriitliU, '?i itabbmh afternoon, the 27th irst, at
one o'clock. Relatives and iricnda arc invited to attcud.
?On Friday, February 25, after a short 111nrwa,
Jabks Coooam, in the 4i.lu year of his tin?, a
nalrva o( the pariah oi Tuliycorbm, county Monaghan,
Ireland.
The relatives and Wends of the family are respectfully
reuueeted to attend the funeral, from his late reelv
- , La.i .Mli sh, on Sunday, February 27,
at one o'clock.
Davira.?On Thursday evenina, February 24, of
cerebro meningitis, fiiaoooBK I'iiikrt, son of John T.
and Martha K. Ocvine. aged 11 months and 14 day a
Relative* and friends of the family are respectfully
Invited to attend the lunerat, from the residence of bis
parents. No. sot> tub av., on Sunday, February 27, at
ten o'clock A. M.
FsswicJk? In Urooklyo. on Friday, February 26. of
diphtheritic croup, Kta, second daughter of W. C. and
M. R. Fenwick, aged 7 years, 2 months and 21 days.
Funeral services on Sunday, February 27, at four P.
M., at 674 dates av. Remains a ill be taken to Kcyport,
N. J., for interment.
Fraskh.?On Friday, February 26, Jbax, wife of
Wilhatn Fraser, aged .>& j
Funeral from her late residence, ?5 Kant 86th St., i
on Sunday, February 27. at one o'clock P. M
Uiu.xsnx.?On Thursday, February 24, Lix/ix, wife
of Frederick K. Glllesplet
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to at- '
tend the luneral, from her late residence, 286 Adams
.. iv.v.Hvr -i hall iiasi one P M
On Friday, Kobruary 2a, William 1L Gott i
aged 3? ) >'*rg. ; i
Relative* and friend* are reapectrully Invited to ,
attend the fun'-ral, from tlie Grove etroot liaptiM church, I
Jersey City, on Sunday, February 27, at one P. M. [ i
Karri*.?On Wednesday, 2-ld Inak, at lilr late real- ; |
fence, Fratcij L. Harris, M. 0.. In the 66th year ot i
hi* age. ! i
fat relative* and friend* are reeiCctfuUr Invited to i
hue dwelling altaebed. Addrens C. 11AKDT, 433 Chestnut
St.. Philadelphia.
F'T?U ""saMV-T FIRST CLASH WINK ROOM DOWN i
town will be sold cheap ifsold to-day. Apply tu LLClYD,
23 Broadway.
b~W0B 8ALB?A IsABOB MIRBOR, 8X10 PBST, WILL t
be sold cheap on account of moving. Can bo soon ut
270 West 42d at.
flOH SALE?A BARGAIN. GOOD GROCERY STOCK,
Fixtures, Ilorso and Wagon, doing a good trade; other
business cause of selling. Inquire at 1,040, Broadway,
Brooklyn.
CI 0 R~HALK C1IEA1* FOR CASH?A COMB LET!B DYEI
ing and Scouring Establishment, with two well established
Store.; profit between $4,000 and $5,000 a year.
Address L. 11 , box !<).'> Herald office.
JOE FOfTsALB-I>ELIVKRED HERE OR IN BRIOGB1
port. Imiuiro of GUAR LEA A. l'ECll. No. f> Day st.
1LLINEKY AMD FANCY GOODS STOKE FORSALK-41
a county scat ; large centre of tiade; three hours
troin New York ; a grand opening for a city uilliinor; terms
easy. Call or address Room 0, 805 Broadway, Now York.
gfACHl.VKUY.
Nr0 EXOl'SE FOR FATAL BOILER EXPLOSIONS ?
ROOT'S Safety Boilers; 4<6,U(X) horse power in use In
all parts of the world. Estimates and catalogues furnished
by addressing ABENDROTH AND ROOT M A.NUFAGfURING
COMPANY. No. 06 Liberty St., New York
rpIIE BAXTER STEAM ENGINE STANDS UXR1VL
ailed in all points of safety, durability, economy and
power, and are fnlly guaranteed. Nearly 200 Engines, from
2 to 10 horse power, cau be seen running in this city, doing
every variety of work, and is a practicn! demonstration
worth more to a buyer than all theories and statements of
parties Interested in other motors. Call at the office of the
BAXTER STEAM ENGINE COMPANY, 16 l'urk placu,
New Y'ork.
U?ANTED?A SMALL STEAM POWER IRON PLANER;
state Kiite and lowest price; cash on delivery. Answer
to box 241 Post flier.
Tjy ANTED?A SECOND HAND PORTABLE HOISTING
II engine. Address, with full particulars, J(*s. T.
MOORF, Trenton, N. J.
fANTED?A GOOD 25 H77K.SE BOILER, NO. 2
Steam Pump, long wooden Tanks. Apply (rotu 3 to 4
P. M., at 241 Front st.
At'' AN 1 ED?TEN "SECOND IIAND CYLINDER
'I Boih rs, 2,'j bet to 3 feet diametar, 30 feet lung. Address
A. B., llcraid office.
\\r AN r F-D - A LA 1 i D "RENDERING TANK, 500 GAL
?T Ions, more or less. 870 Greenwich st
MARRIAGES AND DEATHS.
ENGAGED.
Strauss?TltroeOLD.?William Strains, of this
city, to M aui Tiikopold, daughter ol Henry Theopold.
Residence, '245 East 33th st. Reception. No cards.
MARRIED.
Barron?Pnvx?At Oswego, N. Y., February 23,
1R70, at the residence of the bride's parents, JamsI S.
BaRRos, of New York city, to Kittir, eldest daughter
ol .fvihti Dunn, Esq , of the lortner place.
Mackix?Hjogimm.?On Thursday, February 24, at
St. Francis Xavicr's cburcn, by Rev. D. Merrick, M.
J., assisted by Rev. Dr. Brunn, Charles Hacjcix, of
l'ittsburg, Pn., to Krai nia C. II loo ins, of New York.
McAkkk?Halpin.? At 3t. Stephen's church, on February
22. by Rev. Father Macready, Jons McAkkk to
Miss Katik Iiuuimkna Halpix. second daughter of
Michnci linlpln, Esq., both of this city.
Sspknckk?Brady.?In Xiorletn, on Monday, February
21. by the Ilev. M. Seitz, Cuaih.ks E. Spencer to I pa
Uraut.
DIED.
Baser.? On Thursday, 24th inst., after a short illness,
Jamks Baker, In the 7011a year of his age.
The funeral services will be hold at his laie residence, i
No. 21 East 17th si., m this city, on Saturday, February
26, at two P. M. .
luilrt.?On Friday, February 2o, 1876, Thomas i
aiu.y, in ltie TSvh yi ur of hi ago.
Tlic friend?' ai d relative? of tlic family aro respect- [,
fully inviti d l > ?tt< i.d Die funeral, from tiis lave rosi- j,
deuce, 'No. 287 \Y est Houston su, ou Suuday,?hc 27th u
lust, at half-past one o'clock.
Bitix ?On Friday momma, February 2ft, Mart .Tank
Bell, the tteloved wife of John Bell, formerly ol 11 IIvale,
county Armagh, Ireland, iu the ftinh year ot her ^
age. I
Relatives nnd Irlonds of the family arc respectfully n
Hinted to attend the tnueral, at twelve o'clock on Mon- j
day. th- 'JHtli, from -St. Luke's church, Hudson st a
ltRRTiionr.?At Nanuet, llockl.ind county, N. V.. on I
February 2ft, Jjiln 11. hukthoui, hi ilo 'ltt year of Ins g
ago.
Notice of frineral hereafter. i a
Bowman?Ou Thursday, the 24th inst., Kate, the j c
beloved wife ol Joseph T. Bowman, aged 29 years. j t
The relatives and frieuds ol tho lamily aro respect- !
fully invited to ulteud the funeral, on Sunday, tho 27th
ilist., ai two o'clock I'. M., from Su reter'a church, i
New Brighton, S. I. | t
Bracken.?(.in Thursday, February 24, 1S76, Joint I g
Jauss. only son of James and Anulo K. Bracken, aged ]
2 years mid 3 months. j
The rolailveg and frieuds of the family arc respect- '
folly Invited to attend the funeral, from tho residence I
of nis parent*. No. racillcsu, Brooklyn, on Sathr- | p
day, February 2?. at hall past two P. M. 1 j1
11kaman. ?On Thursday, February 21, 1876, William i
11. Braman, In the ti2d > ear of his age.
K> loltvw and friend* are tnvued to attend tho ! 2
funeral, al his laic residence. No. 41 Weal lUih ?U, on 1 1
Saturday morning, 26ih Inst., at nine o'clock. Bo- 1
mains will bo taken to Hyde Park by cloven o'clock !
train from Grand Central dep L !
HiiitT' n?On Thursday, February 24. Catharine A-, ;
wile ol tlio lute Airam Lritton, In the tilth year of her ?
ago. 1
Funeral on Saturday, at ten o'clock, from her lato j
re.-nlt ncc, 40D Bergcu su, Brooklyn.
Ufkns.?On Thursday. February 24, Javks Burns, 1 r
aged ftft years, a native of county Louth, Ireland.
The inend.? of his latnily are respecttully requested
to attend the luneral, from bis late restrtouoe, 63 Washington
su, to St. Peter's church, Barclay sU, where
there will be a solemn requiem mao* lor the repose of
his soul; thence to Calvary Cemetery lor mtcrmenu
Funeral wtjl leave the church at one o'clock this day
(Saturday). .
CitAMitKRS.?f>n Friday. February 25, Rachel ChamnsK.-,
111 the Mth year of her age. . 1
The funeral will take plfcco from the residence of her
HERALD, SATURDAY. FE
attend the funeral, Irom Rutgers Presbyterian church, I
corner ot 29th at. ami Madison nv., on Saturday morntug,
26th maL, at hall past nine o'clock, without (urtber
not too.
HsTUiKtsciTOM. ? At Staplcton, S. I., at the resiaouce
of ber son, Beach street, Jmaskixa Hktubuisuto.s', in
the U2d year of ber age.
Funeral service at the Kingsley It. E. church, Staplcton,
on Sunday, February 27, at half past two P. M.
Hl'stro.?On Tuesday, Febrnary 22, HkriibktCrcil,
youngest son of Harry C. aud and Cornelia E. Hustod.
Jacrsoh. ? At the residence of iter sister, Mrs. Hill,
in Morriannia, February 23, Mario* R. Jackhos.
Remains will be taken to Amsterdam, N. Y., for Interment.
Funeral on .Sunday, from family residence.
Joixbb.?On Wednesday, February 23, Koww A.
Joinkr. aged 29 years.
The relatives and friends of the family are respoctIblly
invited to attend the funeral, from his late residence,
173 East 33d St., Sunday, February 27. at one
o'clock P. M.
Ark Do dob No. 4, K. P.?You are hereby summoned
to meet at Castlo Hall, 73 Essex st., Sunday,
February 27, at half post eleven A. M. sharp, to attend
the funeral of our late Brother P. C. Joiner and District
Deputy First district Sister lodges are respectfully
invited to Join with ua Bv order
JOS I AH HANSFORD, C. 0.
Ks.wedt.? On Friday, February 2b, of diphtheria,
Dwioiit Portsr, only son of David T. and Carries.
Kennedy, aged 0 years.
The relatives and iriends of the family are respectfully
invited to attend his funeral, from his lute residence,
142 East 37th St., on Sunday, February 27, at
hall past one o'clock. The remains will bo taken to '
Woodlawu for interment.
Kikrnan.? On Friday, February 25, Beraakd Kikiira.n,
ago<l 40 years.
The relatives and friends of the family are respectfully
Invited to attend the funeral, on Sunday, February
27. at two o'clock, from his hite residence, 301
W-eal 16th St.
Lawkknck.?On Thursday, February 24, at his residence
at 7'ith st. and East Kivor, Samukl R. Lawkk.ncb,
sou ol the late John l.awienco, in the 71st year of lus
ago.
Relatives nnd friends are invited to attend the funeral,
on Monday, February.2S. Carriages will be in waiting
of ,.i ell, .1 i. n.l l*>,if.ii Iffiiirf. II 1 1> U
on that day.
La wrench.?On Wednesday, the 23d Inst., Harrikt,
wife 01 Uavftl Lawrence, in the tl7ih yoar of her ago.
Funeral services at tho Methodist Episcopal church,
Stony Point. Saturday, at 011c o'clock P. M. Train
leaves foot of Chumbcrs at at 7:45.
Lawrk.nck. ? in the 26th Inst., William Hudson
Lawhknck, In the 41st yoar of his aga
Lkuio.?On Thursday, February 24, UkorgkP. Ledio,
Aged 66 years, 0 months and 4 days.
Tho relatives and Iriends arc respectfully Invited to
Attend the funeral, from his late residence, 15 Peck
slip, at one o'clock, on Sunday, February 27, to Greenwood
Cemetorv.
Miller. ?On February 26, 187fl, at twenty-flvo minutes
past eleven, Claka, beloved wile of William
Miller.
Funeral sorvlccs at their rcsidenco, 133 East 15th St.,
an Sunday, at ten A. M.
Mitchbi.i.?On February 24, Henry Walter Mitchell,
aged 47 years.
Funeral will take place from his late rcsidenco, 487
2d av., this day, at two P. M.
Morison.?At East Chester, Friday, February 25,
Mary Morison, iu tne seventy-mum yoar oi nor age.
Relatives and friends pi thu family of tlio lr.to Alexander
Masterton arc invited to attend the funeral, at
the residence of Mrs. Ellas Dusenbury, on Monday, the
28th insk, ut half-post ten A. M. The train for Bronxville
leaves the (irand Central depot ultf:15 per Harlem
Hailroad, returning at 12:30 P. M.
McCaffrey.?February 24, alter ft short illness,
Mary McCaffrey, sister of Joseph and John Gleeson,
aged 42 years.
Notice of funeral in Sunday Herald.
McGoldrick.?On Thursday, 1 ebruary 04, Stsas A.
McGoldrick, youngest daughter of Neal and Mary Ann
McGoldrick, aged I year, 8 monihs and 3 days.
The relatives and friends of the family are respectfully
invited to attend the funeral, this (Saturday) afternoon,
at two o'clock, from No- 50 Flushing avenue,
corner of Oxford St., Brooklyn. Interment in Holy
Cross Cemetery.
McLntirk.?On Friday, February 25, William N.
Mi'Intirk.
Uelatives and friends of the family are requested to
attend the funeral, frpm the residence of his brother,
Liberies H. Mclntire, No. 1(13 West 10th sk, on Monday,
at two o'clock.
McLocuhlin.?On Thursday morning, the 24th Inst,
Martha, wife of John McLoughlin, aged 37 years.
The relatives and friends of the lannly are respect'ully
invited to utteud the luni-ral, from her lato resiience,
201 East lllh sk, this (Saturday) morning, at ten
j'clock, to Si. Ann's church, 12th st, between 3d and
1th avs.; thcuce to Hudson County Cattiolic Cemetery,
lersey Cuy, N. J.
Norri.s.?In Brooklyn, February 24, of typhoid
meuinouiu, William T., only son "of Br. Thomas P.
Morris, In the 24th year of his age.
The funeral will take place, Irotn his father's rcsilence,
387 Jay St., on Monday, the 28th inst., at half>ust
nine A. M.; thcuce to Sk James' Cathedral, Jayit.,
where a mass of solemn requiem will be offered for
he repose of his souL The relatives and friends of the
atnily are respectfully invited.
O'Brikx.?After a short illness, Thomas F. 0'Briss,
iged 32 years.
The friends of the family, and of his brothers Stephen
ind William, arc respectfully invited to attend the
uueral, Irmu his laic residence, 11 Madison St., on
Sunday, February 27. at half past one 1'. M.
Farsons?On Thursday morning, of rheumatism of
the heart, William Bum-let Parsons, aged 15 years.
Relatives and friend* arc Invited io attend the funeral,
from the residcuco ol his lather, Mr. Charles Parsons,
No. 135 East 17lh su, ou Bun Jay afternoon, at three
o'clock.
Potter.?February 25, Jons R., son of Isaac W. Potter,
aged 27 years and 7 months.
Funeral on Sunday ut three o'clock, from Church of
the Annunciation, 158th st., corner of 11 Lb av.
Randolph.?On the 23d inst., Esther k. Randolph,
iged 48 years and 2 mouths.
The relatives aud friends of the family are respoct'olly
invited to attend the fnnetal, from tho Central
laptist church, 42d sk, between 7ib and SUi avs., on
lunday, at three o'clock.
Ki ddy.?on Thursday, February 24, Edward R-:ddy,
n the 30th year ol his age, a native of Glc%car, county
^eitiim, Ireland.
Friunds and relatives of the family are respectfully
nvited to attend the funeral, from his lalo residence,
45 Jay sk, Brooklyn, on Sunday, 27th, at two o'clock.
SciiKPK.?Suddenly, in Brooklyn, February 23,
Ik.niiy J. Schf.dk, in the 5t>th year of his age.
Kolatitcs and friends of the family are respectfully
avited to attend tho funeral, from his luto rosidence,
05 I.iviiigstou hi., on Sunday, 27lh inst., ut two 1'. M.
Stmmoxm.?Eastern Stab Lodck, No. 227, f. and
l M.?Brethren?You are hereby summoned to attend
special communication on Sunday, 27th inst., at hallmat
twclvo o'clock P. It., at rooms, 7th s?. and 3d ar.,
o attend the luuoral of our lute deceased worthy
rother. Henry J. Schcdo. Members of sister lodges
re Invited to attend.
WILLIAM McCAFFIL, Master.
J. H. MsmanLR, Secretary. ,
Smith.?On Thursday morning, 24th insk, Edward
i. Smith, of this city, in the 48th yc ar of his age.
The funeral will take place from the residence of his
jolher, 605 North i tu sk, Philadelphia, in Monday,
Mil iiibt., ui iwo 1*. ji. i rains leave flew York at snu i
lid 9:110 A. M.
St bum ami.?On Thursday. February 21, Conrad |
tki.mann, in tlii* Oolli year ot lus a. o
The relntlTcs and Irlends are respectfully Invited to j
ttcud the faneral, from St Mark's Lutheran church, j
th si., between 1st and 2d avs , on Monday afternoon, ;
he 2Mb Inst, at one o'clock.
StralcW.? On Kr.day, Kebruary 25, Isaac Stracm,
ftnr a lingering illness, in the 51st year ot his age.
Relative* and Iriends of the lamily are Invited to atrnd
the luneral, from his late residence. No. 545 Uudon
st, on Sunduy, Kebruary 27. at two 1* M.
TnoRAS.?Do Kridav morning, February 25, 1876,
anr, vrifo ol William Thomas, in the 57th year of her
go.
Relatives and friends of the family are respectfully
nvlted to attend the funeral, from her late residence,
S'J 21st st, fouth Rrooklyu, on Sunday, Kebruary 27,
it half-past one o'clock.
Thompson. ?Suddenly, at Elizabeth, N. J., February
ft, Mrs. TitKOOOstA E. Thompson, widow of A. ?i
hompson, in llie 04th year ol her age.
Notice ol funeral heroatthr.
Trkspinokr.?On Friday, Kaxny, dnnghter of Philip
,nd Isabella Trefllnger. nged 22 years.
The relatives and friends o! the family are Invited to I
ittend the luneral, from the resilience of her parents,
05 Ludlow at, on Sunday, February 27,?at one o'clock .
'. M.
Wilkinson.?At Jacksonville Fla., on Friday, Feb- j
nary 25, alter n short illness, Jkulmiaji A. Wilkinson,
it Ruvnnswood, I? I.
Notioc of luneral hereafler. ?
Provtdonce pajicrs please copy.
EXPLAINING HIS POSITION.
Nkw Tore, Feb. 25, 1S76. .
To Tin Editor or the Herald:?
Permit me epure In your column* lor * few word* Of
xplanutlcu on the very eve of my departure for Pari*
o play Maurice Vlgnaux for the emblem of the three* 1
>ali championship of the world, now held by him. I
Ind that a sporting p?pcr of this city not only grossly i
isrvort* the object of that match but also attack* me
tersonally. I have been accused of ? t reach of faith
n going to France t? play Vignaua during lb* pending
if the four-handed match for $1,000 between Garnior
ind Sexton and Joseph and Cyrill* Dion. Now, first
f all, there ts no match either tor $1,000 or for more
>r less. It is not even a four-handed game. It
s simply an experiment?a siretchimr not
if 2,000 points "in a novel manner, and for i
promised purae of fl.OOO. further than this ,
loihmg need be said. finally, 1 never gave i
ny consent to It My name wu placed on the bills i
rithout any authorisation from mo, and that author. ,
nation was withheld for the simple reason that 1 was
nlly aware that but for the absence from the city of
mother nklliul player 1 should not have been selected
o play In the game at all. That player has since reurrnd.
and what would have been the original pro[ramrne
may now be carried out. The public can re.it
uMured that there nas been uo breach of faith on my i
yart and, lurlbermore, that so lar from my having 1
viihdrawn from this experlnicntai paine in order to go
lo Paris, 1 should not have played in it even if I bad re- i
named in ihe city. Permit me lo repeal that this Is
not a match, but merely a scries ol four exhibition
james in a novel manner. The snccess of the scheme
has my best wishes, and all I ?. < n return from its
managers is that they al-mta.n fro : misrepresenting i
my true poiiliou with reference to It. As to the aspcrMons
they bavs songlit io<a-tupnn m:. contemplated
contest with Vigr.aul, 1 can afleid to wait until time
Ik all vUidiiwi' i a SLiToX I
BRUARY 20. 1876?WITH
Till DANGERS OF THE HIGHWAY
DEFECTIVE IRON BRIDGES.
Bad Material, Bad Workmanship, Bad
Management.
Bridge Builders Conspiring with
County Committees.
The Manufacture of
"Ti /r _ m
_LYxan- j. r;i|xs.
MISSING RECORDS.
A System of Highway Robbery
Inaugurated.
Among the many arts which have made advances
within the past quarter of a century that of designing
and building bridges may bo considered among the
moat remarkable in the progress made and results
reached, and It Is a source or just pride to the well informed
ongtneors of this country that In many important
particulars the best American bridgo work Is far
ahead of anything of the kind accomplished elsewhere.
Our engineers In formor times wore driven by tbo
necessities of their practioo to design many wooden
bridges, and to study the truss and the braced arch as
constructive expedients much more thoroughly than
was done In older countries, where stone arches and
solid embankments were moro In uso?structures
totally unsulted, because of their great cost, tor tho
pioneer roads and railways of a new country.
With the Introduction of Iron as a bridge material,
and ttw enormous extension of oar railway system,
abundant opportunity was given to apply and Increase
the knowlodge gained from experience, and tho results
have followed that the system has been carried to an
extent and perfected to^ degree in this country which
have not been approached in any other.
This fact has had an important tnfluonco for good
upon our internal oommorce in enabling lines o( communication
to be established by the bridging of rivers,
which it had boon considered Impossible to pass except
by forry, and by carrying railways across doep valleys
at a moderate cost. It is beyond question that in the
accomplishment of difficult feats of bridge cnginoeTing
and in the attainment of that excellence which arises
from tho successful adaptation of means to a desired
end our engineers havo reason to congratulate themselves
on having outstripped competitors In any other
part of vno world.
IBOW HK5HWAT BRIIKiRS.
Within a few years, however, iron has boen extensively
omployed for highway bridges, and, unfortunately,
under tho severe competition existing between
tbo various establishments which make their manufacture
a specialty, a system of underbidding and
cheap work has grown up which threatens to till the
country with structures which may bo uutit for use aud
very dungcrous.
An iron bridge, if well made and properly eared for,
Bhouhl lust lor many generations, and may be consid
cruu ? ^UHIi?nBU? OHUVI?l?. ...tiuuuu IUI t'UUilU
use and thrown open Tor general travel It should be
strong enough to stand with absolute safely the heaviest
load which it is probable would ever come upon It
On bridges of ordinary span the heaviest and most
trying load likely to bo Unpo-ed Is s crowd of people;
and two considerations make it Imperative that the
work should he strong enough to carry this load, no
matthr how secluded the situat.on. First?During the
years through which the work is Intended to endure It
uiay be considered certain that it will at aome time be
crowded. Second?The lailuro of a bridge crowded with
people Is almost certain to cause a heavy loss of life, as
melancholy accidents have shown.
A CARELESS METHOD Of LETTING CONTRACTS
for iron highw ay bridges Is loo common. Bridge building
ilrms and corporations, cariug only for immediate
prohl, have organized and kept in operation an extensive
ngeney system whereby tho officials of towns, villages
or count ica are persuaded to contract lor tho
most flimsy work and to allow the builders to finish almost
any kind of Iron bridge that they please to consider
good enough. As a result it will be found that
the standard ot strength for iron road bridges Is already
reduced much below what it should bo and Is being
lowerod daily by tho accepiancc ol woak bridges; that
very many of tho iron bridges in public use deservo no
better apixillatlon tl.au that of man-traps waiting for
their victims, and thut the suj>ervi>lon of the building
of iron bridges tor public use is so loosely conducted
by public officials that grave calamities may be expected
through the .falling of some of the many unsound
works which abound throughout the country.
RKSreCTABM BKHMiR BUlLDBES ARE BRING DRIVEN
mo* THE FIELD
because they do not dare to risk their reputations
upon work as wwik as that generally furnished and the
prices are so reduced by competition that good work
cannot be produced for them. In many cases, however,
the prices paid 'for bad bridges are as large as
would pay lor good ones, the diflereuce in cost going
Into the hands of the agents or being "put -where it
will do the most good" by the bridge building company.
THE MOST SERIOUS TROUBLE
Is that town and county oommittees allow themselves
to bo swindled through their vanity and are persuaded
by unscrupulous men that their own knowledge is sufficient
to guide them in making contracts and selecting
the kind of bridge and deckling on the requisite
strength, Ac. While In this stato of mind committees
are induced to sign contracts meaning
almost anything and full of loopholes and ambiguous
expressions. Then the brldgo builders erect their
work and claim their pay. Uowover had the work it
Is seldom questioned unless, as sometimes happens, it
actually falls ol its own weight.
Tlu.so statements nro not made lightly or at random.
It is a fact, and a very serious one, that a practice It
growing up in our midst which, unless checked, must
result iu the loss ol many lives and the destruction of
vast amounts ol public property.
This evil is greater. ii pussioie, id trie interior una
through the west tbau in tbo neighborhood of this
citv. Hut U is quite bad enough hero to create alarm
In all who care tor the safely of our citizens or the
economical disbursement of public funds.
The following examples are given la corroboration ol
these statements:?
CANAL BBIDGB AT KXWABK.
At the rowing of Summit street, Newark, over the
Morris Canal, there Is a bridge of a doss which was
Introduced several years ago, and was for
a short timo very popular becaure of lis
cheapness. Many or the bridges erected upon
this plan have fallen, and some which still stand
are so weak as to menace all who nse them. Among
the latter may be classed the canal bridge alluded to.
From the time of Ha erection It has been a source of
anxiety to the committee having ft in charge, as It has
needed repairs mors than once and has always given
unmistakable signa of weakness. It Is strange that It
should have boon allowed to remain In placo a day after
Its character became apparent
In spite of mneb tinkering this bridge shows that It
has been overstrained, and H Is partly eripplcd and
very much out of shape. Tbo rivots havo started In
some places and much of the iron work Is drawn out of
place to a dangerous extent.
The actual strains upon this work. In Its present partly
disabled condition, cannot be computed with any accuracy,
but the most superficial examination is suilleicnt
to show that the structure Is unsaie for a heavy load
and likely to fail at anv tuna.
That it should be allowed to remain open on a public
street in a great and prosperous city is a proof of carelessness
which will go Tar to confirm all that has been
said of the indifference with which danger ta viewed by
our people until after a disaster has occurred, and while
it ruiumns it m a reproach U> the city and Ita authorities.
^
CATSXIIX CBKEK HIOBWAT BBIDT.E.
This bridge was bnilt about four years ago over Catskill
Crock, a beautiful stream which empties into the
Hudson ttiver at tbo village of CatsVllL
The bridge Is near the upper end of tho town, which
contains about 4,000 Inhabitants, and Is near the head
of navigation In tho creek.
From Its situation It may reasonably be inforred that
tills structure wouiu sguii'UBiei uu caueu open 10 orar
tlio weight of many people. The road across it leads
from tho Tillage toward a beautiful country, and the
bridge Is so close to the Tillage that fire parades, torchlight
processions, militia and other masses of men,
moving in step, may at any time cross It la carrying
out a programmo of business or recreation.
It cannot, of course, be prophesied at what time or
in what wsy a severe strain will he brought upon thta
bridge; but, situated as It is, adjoining a largo and
thriving town, thrown open to the public for general
use. and In no way guarded against overloading by
crowda or otherwise, it would seem that the necessity
for abundant strength could not bo questioned and
that nothing should excuse the erection of e permanent
work which Is not thoroughly good In every respect
The writer wee fnfbrmcd that the bridge had been
SUPPLEMENT.
, built by contract urnler the snpervtlon of a banding * i
committee appointed by the town authorities. In
order to obtain official records be called upon the Town
Clerk, and that official overhauled all the papers on hie i
In his office, but found Dothlng In the shape oi con- J
tracts, plans, specifications, reports of tests or any oi ,
those papers which It Is usual to file in the case of
public works built by towns or committees.
An Introduction to a prominent lawyer, counsel to
the committee, eras given by the obliging Clerk, aud it
then appeared that the committee "had made their 1
contract hastily, and probably nover filed anything;"
that they employed no one to examine the speciflca- '
tiona and that thav hrul even noeleruid to submit the '
' contract to their connael, Mil had dosed it without
consultation with or advice from m?n stilled either in
law or mechanics.
As the intention of this article Is, by no means, to
attack Individuals, it is hoped that if any records are
' ever discovered relating to the Catsklll Bridge they will
show some good reasons for what upon the surlace appears
to be a piece of gross carelessness?the fact that
an important public work should have been built, and,
it is supposed, accepted and paid for, without any records
having been died to show Its strength, cost or fitness
lor the purposes for which It was designed, no
contract, spectticatlons or record of test and acceptance.
The structure Itself is not of s kind to dispel any un'
favorable impression that tho absence of records
might have given. It consistsuf three spans?one long,
across the main channel of the creek, and two shorter
ones over some low laud, obviously occasionally overflowed,
and minor waterways
Tbe long span Is said by the villagers to be tho
longest "ol its kind" in the world. The writer most
devoutly hopes the atatemcnt may prove correct,
for It is much longer than ono of Its kind ought to bo.
Tbe length of the iron work of this spun Is 2H& ioet between
the poinia of connection of the top and bottom
chords.
The design is that of a "bowstring" bridge, and of what
is known ustbo ''Whipple" variety, which was invented
Id 1842 and was for many years a favorite stylo of
construction for moderate spans. Tho details, however?for
reasons which will be given?are not suitable
for very largo spans, and the worst aefocts of the
system are painfully visiblo in this work, tho result being
excessive vibratiou, which in the event of heavy loads
would enormouely increase the strains upon the
various members and tend to break down the bridge.
In the caso of tho bridge at Catsklll it did not appear
that even tho most common precautions lor overcoming
the best known defects of the invention had boon
used. The work Lb, therefore, very "shaky," and,
under the action of a trotting horse, can bo seen to vibrate
from end to end in a manner which is alarming
to any ono possessing sufficient knowledge to appreciate
the magnitude of the straius which are gen- <
era ted by tho Jumping and hammering o( the parts.
This "shaklncss" ts caused partly by the weakness
of the lower chord and the bad Joints in it, but principally
by the insufficient and detective method employed
In bracing the work against local loads and vl- c
braiions. There ore no compression members whatever
between the upper and lower chorda These main
members are held in place by sru&ll rods only, which
are themselves so long aud connected in such a faulty
manner that they inevitably allow considerable motion.
Tbe structure is or such a nature that motion in
lhc80 parts menus the final destruction of tbe bridge.
Nothing is known about tho quality of the iron
Of which this structure 1? built, and consequently Its
real strength cannot be ascertained. Iron of different
qualities varies very much in strength. Nor Is it known
that the individual porta were tested forllaws before the
erection of the bridges. Probably they were not
It may not be a fair inference (and m calculations it
has not been taken advantage of), but It Is certainly
very natural to sup;>oee that, when so little paius have
been shown to develop a sound plan or to do good
work, tho builders would not be over fastidious about
tbe material employed, and that rocklessucss
as to the proper size aud arrangement ol tho
parts would tiidlcato that cheapness bod been the main
Idea, and that expensive iron would huvo been as carefully
avoided as any other large item of cost. Tbe
bridge may, therefore, bo very much weaker oven than
the results of the calculations which have boon made
would indicate, because in tbe absence of direct proof
to llie contrary It was assumed that the iron was of the t
very best quality, that every weld was perfectly made, so r
as to be as strong as any other part ol tbe bar In which
It occurs, that the castings were perfectly made and (
free from any daws or any of the strains whien often
occur from unequal contraction in cooling, and thai
all parts of the structure would always remain in adt
....... t ??h ,,,,, ?1 s
From these tacts tt is Tory evident that the structure
unuer discussion is not lit for use as a public
highway bridge, and that such a crowd as may come
upon it at any time would he almost certain to break it
down.
At present It remains opon to the public, and the
only hint of danger is a sign that any one ruling or
driving over at a gall faster than a walk will ho fined
?2A.
HIGHWAY BRIDGE AT POUT CHESTER.
The village of Portohestcr Is pleasantly located on
Long Island Sound and on the west side of a smalj
stream called the Byram River. It contains about3,000
Inhabitants. Byram River is the boundary between
New York and Connecticut, and at the point whero the
bridge crosses it is aboot 130 feet in width. It bad long
been spanned by a wooden bridge, which accommodated
a heavy traffic between Portchestor and the neighboring
viUago of Groenwich, Conn. This old bridge becoming
unserviceable, by reason of age and rottenness, it
was resolved to remoro it and substitute therefor an
iron structure, which would afford a permanent and
sufficient accommodation far the increasing business.
The eastern half of the bridge being in the town of a
Greenwich the structure was under the control of two
committees?one ot Portchester and the other of Green- n
wich. Tho committoe of Portchester very wisely ap- "
pointed an enginoer to proparo plans and specifications *
lor the ma?pnry of the bridge on their sido of the rirer.
They subsequently appolntod the same gentleman en- ''
gincer of the iron superstructure over which they had u
control, and in that capacity he drew np a specification 6
upon which contracts wore to be let. Ho was also g
made engineer for masonry and substructure by the
committee in Greenwich; but his authority was uever C
extended by this committee to the Iron work of tho si
one span which was nuder their jurisdiction. Previous n
to the appointment of this engineer specifications bad
been submitted by a bridge builder which seemed upon
their face to promise great strength, and, In fact, there
was a clause warranting a strength of 2,300 pounds to
the lineal foot, with a "factor of safety" of four.
ms rrcai.kssxsss wrru wmcn Bins ark kids E
Is well illustrated by tho fact that the calculated .
strength of tho work promised by these specifications ^
was not much moro than half as great as the strength I C
which was guaranteed by tho builder; and when it is J,
understood that ibe calculated strength was based on i
the assumption that tho very best material and work- j
maiubip would bo loruishcd, and no allowance was
made tor flaws or Imperfections of any kind, it will I
seem strange that a manufacturer should consider it j A
good policy to make representations the falsity of
which it is so easy to prove The secret lies in the tj
magic expression
"factor of safktt of four,"
and upon thin Utile clause very much stress is laid by
builders in making bargains with men not technically
educated in iron work The representation is that the p
bridge will boar four times us much, weight as the working
load. The Tact is that the builder expects that it
the bridge is tested and stands once the working load n
bo will not be questioned say further. Experience bus e
shown him that it is sale to rely upon the assertion of .
strength, even If his work talis far short ol what it is "
represented to be. The engineer, having tound that the | o
work, as specified In the proposal, was not as strong as 0
the specillcations called for, revised tlio plans and increased
the sixes of tlio parts, so that they should I P
really tin (suppling good material And work to be lurnisbrd)
as strong us tho spoclnotions required. Tho c
bu.ider thereupon fhimcdiaiely raised his price and se- .
cured the work for the increased amount. 11
dc*we tin coxsraccnoK of tub wows ti
the engineer complained to the committee of non- y
] compliance on tho part of the contractors with the r
i specillcations ol the contract. His oltorts to luinl his v
duly in enforcing these specillcations rocsivod bat itule a
encouragement or sup|>?ri, and the structure was com- h
I pleted without the alterations which he considered c
; necessary having been mail* After the bridge a
I had been completed the engineer was approached I
| by a party claiming to uct with the knowl- i
I edge of the authorities, who assured him tbui if v
| he would make a lavorahle report upon the work his a
! claim for remuneration for services which had been : a
! questioned would be settled "without trouble," and (
strong representations were made that this was the a
best course to pursue, he, however, refused to accede I s
to these demand* upon him, and reported that the ' s
work was not according to contract, giving all pa rum- . o
lara, r
Tni RECORDS VAXIML q
A curious thing now happened. Tho record* of the a
work, contracts and specillcations, were taken from I T
the office of tho Village Clerk and disappeared, leaving ; C
tho village without direct ofTlcial evidence of tho re- a
quirements of the specifications or thu conditions of i V
tho contract. D
thl bridor WAS xkvkb trvtrd, P
hut tho payments required by the contract were II
ordorcd made irom time to ume, and tho wnole j y
amount ha* now been paid. Tho bridge i* in public j c
use and haa been ever since its erection. The deviations
from lb* specifications are of such a character that they 1
could not have materially lessoned the cost of tho work
to the contractor, but they do Impair the efficiency of
(he structure and render It much less stable and relia,
ble than absolute safety demand*
AS iu.cxtkation of' A VlCIOr* RmiS. f|
In the case of the bridge at I'ortcbeator the actual j
; damage occasioned by the laxity and want of exactnciia
I In the discharge ot a public tru.?t la probably not Tory b
! great, and would In Itself porhapa not be important i ?
enough to deserve public attention wore It not an illue- 1
1 traiion of a vtcious system. Tncre can bo no question j r
; that at I'ortcliestcr public money has boon paid for : p
; work which was not what bad been agreed upon, that a
tbia waa dono knowingly and in apite of the protest ' p
| of ttio engineer whom the vcrv partiea pay- t
ing the money bad appointed to superintend the work, l
and that tbo nubile reoords have been abstracted from I
the ollicc of the Village Clork. No matter how good c
the bridge may lie these facta ahow, to say the very least, 1
a disposition to override and disregard the obligations' p
j to care and exactness which should govern public ofll- t
cers in the discharge of an- important trust. It j
cannot be too thoroughly understood or too keenly i
appreciated by tit# puolto that it Is unsafe to trust to > t
' the promise* of interested men, who often unacrupn- . <
loualv agree to furnish llrst claaa work and in rualuv I t
tarnish (hat which la dangerously defective, rflylai /
upon tha Ignorance (or, perhaps. In some casss, th? r
tonnlrancej^of town and county official*.
err una exaaruu
of the results which may be expected where bndj*
lontracta are carelessly and hastily mad* may be fouc*
in th* miserable structures which are becoming mon
tnd more common all over the country.
BUSINESS TROUBLES.
At the flrti meeting of the creditors of Francis J.
3arrclto, held at the office of Register Kelchum, No.
.119 Fulton street, Mr. Stephen Burden Hyatt, or No,
15 Wall street, wns appointed assignee. Mr. Barreltol
urgest creditors are Elizabeth B. Barretto, (<15,311 59,
ind G. M. Barretto, $18,821 84
At the adjourned hearing on the bankrupts' discharge
n tne case of Messrs. Morgan it Son, before Reglstei
Dwight, of No. 7 Bookman street, tne bankrupts prw
ten ted the consent ol certain creditors to their dls:barg&
The creditors of George E. Pholan, billiard table manifactnrer,
or No. 7 Barclay street, met at the office ot
Register Dwight yesterday for the purpose of consider- ->
ng the composition ot 25 cents on the dollar, at four,
fight and twelve mouths The claims proven amounted
lo $25,137 87; tbo assets, good, bail and indifferent,
$S3,fiOL61; creditors secured, $10,238 14; creditors un.(jeurod.
$37,281 7ft,
John Snedocor, dealer In pictures, of No. 178 Filth
n?a?utn/(o<4 rtaum^nl It tu I hnnirhl Ih.t
Ur Suedecor's liabilities will amount to about $36,000.
Messrs. P. Bennett & Co., dour, of No. 2 South
struct, have suspended. It i> thought that their liabilities
are small. .
The examination In the matter of 0. J. ifunsell & '
Co. was continued before Register Pitch yesterday.
The composition meeting ot the creditors of David
C. Wilson, which was to have been TTSld before Register
Pitch yesterday, was adjourned. The bankrupt is
under examination.
At the meeting of the creditors of Goorge H. Plass,
held yesterday at the otDce of Register Fitch, No. 345
Broadway, an order to show cause why the bankrupt
mould not be discharged was Issued, and the meeting
idjoumed until March 24, at twelve M.
Henry N. Knuse has made an assignment to Fredirick
Horde lor the benefit of bis creditors.
The failure or William Kuttruff & Co., importers or
sines ami liquors, at No. 21 Beaver strict, was re- I
jorted yesterday. Mr. KuttrulT elated that nis liabiliius
did not exceed $20,000 the larger part of wmch
vas hold In Europe, and that all nis creditors ware
rilling to grant him an extension.
Messrs. Headier, Creoles and Soovene. the eoramitoc
appointed to examine Into the affairs of Charlos
fellows ft Co., importers of wines, at No. 41 Beaver
troet, have reported a compromise at sixty cents on
he dollar, which has been accepted by tbe creditors
ud the matter settled. The liabilities amounted to
>vor $100,000.
rAILUKES KLKKWIiZItl.
The Boston Commercial BuUdin't list of business
hanges to morrow will contain the following:?
At a meeting of the creditors of William Underwood
t Co., dealers in picklca, Boston, tho total liabilities
rero found to be $89,743 63, being made up ol
163,138 10 in notes payable, $10,484 17 in borrowed
noney and $10,121 2b in booh accounts. The assets
,?2rugate $66,723.
Boon, Cannoll ft Co.. clothters and trimmings, Bonon,
are reported fallod. Liabilities about $140,000.
At the first meeting of the croditors of Parwell,
ipoouor ft Ca, leather dealers, Boston, the liabilities
rere shown to be $68,000 and the assets $18,000.
Delahanty Brothers, manufacturers of shoddy,
'utnam, Vt, ore reported failed.
Calvin Bryant, manufacturer of wooden ware, Keene,
7. H., is reported failed. Ills hahlhties are said to be
jlO.OOU.
John Clark, lumber, Lebanon, N. IL, Is reported
ailed.
J. E. Chase ft Son, patent medicines, Fall River,
loss., are reported failed.
W. A. Lloyd, saw mill, Cheshire, Hssa., has gone
nto bankruptcy with $35,000 liabilities.
The liullttin't lists, which Include reports from all
arts of the country, exhibit a very large decrease in
licse commercial disasters There are less than one-hall
he number reported now as on the same date last
uonth.
CALIFORNIA AND OREGON BONDS.
Thero were no new developments yesterday In Wall
treat and vicinity in regard to the forged bonds said
o have been altered by the man Farnham, alias Perin,
now in custody of the law. Messrs. Philip Spcyer
I (JO., ?a SJ Rxcnange piace, toia a iikkauj re;)orn:i
hot thcur telegraphic despatch of Thursday trom
Brussels gave do details further than that the police
tad discovered fraudulent California and Oregon bonds,
'he firm were not advised of any arrests being made,
lor have thoy had lator intelligence in regard to the
dlair. Messrs. Rollins A Co , at the corner of Wall and
iroad streets, who censed the arrest of Farnbara, vero
vaited on and questioned In relation to the same
natter. The senior member of the ilrra li now in
Europe, and he has not offered the California and
Ircgon bonds nor the New York Central bonds in any
if the markets there. The package of ion'is was
lauded to Mr. Rollins on ibo steamer by Farnham'a
igent just as the former gentleman was about sailing
or Europe. Mr. Rollins believed that the confederates
if the forgers had been negotiating loans on the forged
>or.ds for some lime In Europe, and that their success
fill come tu light Id time. It is not believed that Wall
treat holds largely of the "crooked" bonds.
REAL ESTATE SALES.
Notwithstanding the extreme cold woathcr there was
large attendance at the Exchange yesterday.
Peter F. Meyer sola, under foreclosure, the house
nd lot, 11.11x100.11, on East 121st street, north side,
23 loot west of avenne A, to William H. Wilkins, fo?
3,500. Mr. Meyer also sold the lot, 1& 8x100.11, on
last 122d street, south side, 275 leol west of avenuo A,
0 Williurn H. W'llkms, lor $5,800.
William Kennedy sold, by order of Court, the house,
rlth lot. 25x08.2, on West Twenty-sixth stroet, north
Ida, 175 (out west of Sixth avenue, subject to a mortage
of fla, 000, for $0,100, to W. Waters, in all
'24.100, said property being valued at $52,000.
Anthony J. Blecckcr A Son sold, by order of the
cart, one plot, 25x175.0 and 25x178.4, on West 54lb
trect, subjoet to a mortgage of $12,000, to J. W. Dimilck,
(or $8,000 over said mortgage.
DIED IN HOSPITAL.
At the flro which occurred February J9, at No. 60
ast Broadway, several persons were seriously injured
y jumping from the windows of the burning bouse,
mong the number was Francis Mulrcnor, who roeivod
a compound fracture of the left elbow and severe
itcrnal Injuries. Yesterday morning he died at Bellene
Hospital He was tidy-six years old, unmarried
nd a native of Ireland.
J3USES IN THE REGULAR ARMY.
[OW APPOINTMENTS OF OFFICERS ARE MADS
FROM TUB RANRS FOR TUB BENEFIT OB
FAVORITES.
Washington, Feb. 23, 1870.
o tub Editob or the nEBAim:?
1 have read with pleasure your Washington letters on
buses in the army, and write to corroct a trilling
rror?via, about ibo number of hospital (towards on
uty in the Surgeon General's office. There are now
uly two hospital stewards on duty In this city; all thn
thers wcro discharged a yoar or two ago and apointed
flrst class clerka This you can easily verify.
Being on the subject of army abuses, I would like to
nil your attention to tbe matter of promotions of en tod
men to commissions in the army. By reference
i General Orders No 93 of 1867, from tbe A. Q. O.,
on will see th.it paragraph 2 says that, "as a general
ulo, one-fourth or the vacancies occurring annually
nil be filled from non-commissioned officers of the
riny," Ac. That was published when General Rawns
was alive but our present handsome secretary has
hatifff tout tela. He regards those appointments as an
ppanag* to his office, and gives them to his own sod
he President's fricuds and cares nothing for promosng
the efficiency of the army by holding them as a rerurd
lor capable and deserving soldiers. The so-called
ppotnimsnie from tlie army are nearly all fraudulent,
nd the trick Is manned by having the candidates
iisnally boys of from - toon to nineteen yfars ol age
ml .-<ons or ntbbr near relatrves of army officers or peronsl
friends of tho War I>epariment Ring) enlist in
i) me pleasant station?the Signal Oorps la a favor It*
no for the purpose?and after a few weeks or tnonlbi
rcetve his appointments as second lieutenants. Inuiry
wlU show several appointments of this kind
rnong those confirmed by the Senate this session,
be way to correct this abuse would be for the Military
om ml lice of the Senate to Insist on having each army
pplicant slate age, length of service, Ac., and refuse
o contlrm Inexperienced boys who deprive competent
on-commissioned officers In tbe army of deserved
romotion. Tour pointing out Hits abuse In tbe
IsttsLO would go far toward correcting It, and I h >pe
on will not consider it too small game for your trcts
bant pen. P, R. 2.
THE "BELL-PUNCH" SWINDLE.
[Prom the Commercial Advertiser.]
The Hsrald, a short time since, published a lettet
rom Mr. A. P. Lacing, of Buffalo, counsel for tbt
bell-punch" inventors, inquiring If Henry Richmone
ad glton the proprietor of that (taper any stock in th?
bell-puccb" company, in consideration that he would
ecommend the Invention through the columns of bit
apor. Tne inquiry, It seems, comes irom tho tact thai
(r. Richmond obtained $100,000 worth of stock for the
Itirnosc. ns II Is al'.eip.t of iMnrlnn th? Inrlnnnna o.
be Hkkald, Tini<*. Tribunt tod World In tu favor. II
urne out that Mr. Richmond did not secure tbs
Ukai.d in the Intereit of the ' bcil-pancb." Tb?
itber morning papers ere still silent on the subject. #
'he efleir has made considcreble talk among the new*
tapers of the Interior. It Is staled that Richmond sold
be stock end pocketed the money. The Battel* K*>rtu
says that among the purchasers of the stock It
iorernor Tilden. who was let in on the hard pan te
be amount of t'io.ooo. Mr. Richmond is one of Govirnor
Tilden's most devoted friends and when in Al
Mtnv makes me fctecntive Mansion nis bom*

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