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BROOKLYN POST OFFICE.
General Post Office, 317, 319 and 321 for registry, domestic money order and postal Washington street. George J. Collins, postmas note business, for the sale of postage stamps and ter. Samuel Smith, assistant postmaster. An other postal supplies, for weighing and rating of drew T. Sullivan, cashier and accountant. C. H. mail matter and for accepting mail matter too Lyon, superintendent of mails. Walter A. Smith, large for street letter boxes: superintendent of city delivery. Edward McIn Station A, Henry and President streets. tyre, superintendent of registry department. Flavel N. Bliss, superintendent. John R. Gewecke, superintendent of money order Station C, 838 Fulton street. J. R. Martin, department. Carrier district-From East River superintendent. and Wallabout Canal along Wallabout Canal; to Station D, 689 DeKalb avenue. William M. Hewes street; to Williamsburgh road; to Flush Davis, superintendent. ing avenue; to Bedford avenue; to Atlantic ave Station F, 59€ Atlantic avenue. F. H. Newnue; to Grand avenue; to Ninth avenue; to Gar comb, superintendent. field place; to Carroll street; to Gowanus Canal; Station H, Hopkinson avenue and Herkito New York Bay; west by East River. Collec mer street. J. H. Benjamin, superintendent. tions_4:30, 7:30, 8:30, 10, 11:30 A. M.: 12 M.: 1, Station J, 586 Myrtle avenue. Charles J. 2:30, 5, 7, 10 P. M. Sundays, 1:30, 6, 9 P. M. De Hazzard, superintendent. liveries—7, 9, 10, 11 A. M.; 1, 2:15, 3, 4:45 P. M.; Station K, 1587 Broadway. H. Asher, sualso at 7:30 P. M. to hotels, clubs and theatres perintendent. only.
Station M, 518 Grand street. R. C. Knipe, Station B, 1260 Fulton street. Albert H. superintendent. Frost, superintendent. Carrier district-From Station R, 302 Van Brunt street. Joseph Washington avenue and City Line to Grand ave P. Forbes, superintendent. nue; to Atlantic avenue; to Bedford avenue; to Station X, 1027 Third avenue, between ForFlushing avenue; to Sumner avenue; to Gates tieth and Forty-first streets. J. W. Beatty, suavenue; to Stuyvesant avenue; to Fulton street; perintendent. to Sackman street; to East New York avenue:
Newspaper and Package Boxes. to City Line. Collections-5, 7:30, 9:45, 11:45 A. M.; 1, 2:45, 5:15, 9 P. M. Sundays, 12:30, 4:15, 9
For public convenience newspaper and package P. M. Deliveries—7, 10 A. M.; 12:30, 2, 5 P. M.
boxes for the receipt of mail matter too large Station G, 360 Manhattan avenue, near
for the ordinary street letter box have been Greenpoint avenue. Edward Brooks, superin
placed at 130 principal points throughout the tendent. Carrier district-From East River and
city. These boxes are collected several times Newtown creek along Newtown creek to Meeker
a day, Sundays excepted. avenue; to Richardson street; to Union avenue; to
About one hundred Stamp Agencies have been North Fourteenth street; to East River; west by established, principally in drug stores. East River. Collections-4:15, 7, 9:45, 11:15 A. M.;
Brooklyn Post Office Transactions. 12:30, 2:15, 5, 9 P. M. Sundays, 4, 9 P. M. Deliv. eries–7:15, 10 A. M.: 3, 5:15 P. M.
GROSS REVENUE FOR Stations, Broadway, corner Willoughby
Year ended June 30, 1882.
$290,737 85 avenue. J. H. McCooey, superintendent. Carrier
Year ended June 30, 1883.
340,548 27 district-All east of a line from City Line and
Year ended June 30, 1884.
350,295 47 Fulton street; through Fulton street to Stuyves
Year ended June 30, 1885.
377,883 45 ant avenue; to Gates avenue; to Sumner ave
Year ended June 30, 1886.
413,628 82 nue; to Flushing avenue; to Morrell street; to
Year ended June 30, 1887.
490,490 02 Johnson avenue; to Randolph street; to City
Year ended June 30, 1888..
597.779 60 Line; east by city limits. Collections—4:45, 7:30.
Year ended June 30, 1889. . .
656,342 82 9:45, 11:15 A. M.; 12:30, 2:39, 5, 8:30 P. M. Su
YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 1890: days, 4, 8:30 P. M. Deliveries-7, 10 A. M.; 12:30, Receipts from sale of post2, 5 P. M.
age stamps, etc......... $713,619 02 station V. 486 Fifth avenue, between Elev Receipts from box rents... 2,463 00 enth and Twelfth streets. B. F. Conlin, superin Receipts from sale of waste 167 56 tendent. Carrier district-All south of a line from Ninth avenue through Garfield place to Total receipts for year....... ..... ..$716,249 58 Carroll street; to Gowanus Canal; east of Gowanus Canal and New York Bay, including Wind Total expenses for year............ $509,261 34 sor Terrace, in the Town of Flatbush; south and Net profits of Brooklyn Post Office... 206,988 24 east by city limits. Collections-4:45, 7:45, 9:45, Increase of receipts of year 1890 over 11:30 A. M.; 1, 3, 5:15, 8:30 P. M. Sundays, 4, 8 1889 ................................ 59,906 76 P. M. Deliveries—7, 10:30 A. M.; 2:30, 4, 5 P. M.
PIECES OF MAIL HANDLED BY CARRIERS: Station W. Bedford avenue, corner South
Year ended June 30, 1882.
29,435,154 Fifth street. William B. Hopkins, superintend
Year ended June 30, 1883
34,815,447 ent. Carrier district-From Newtown creek and | Year ended June 30, 1884.
40,639,838 Meeker avenue through Meeker avenue to Rich
| Year ended June 30, 1885
46,290,214 ardson street; to Union avenue; to North Four | Year ended June 30, 1886.
53,893,506 teenth street; to East River; to Wallabout Canal; Year ended June 30, 1887.
67,942,792 to Hewes street; to Williamsburgh road; to Flush
Year ended June 30, 1888..
73,250,819 ing avenue; to Morrell street; to Johnson avenue;
Year ended June 30, 1889.. to Randolph street; to City Line: northeast by
90,258,001 Newtown creek and city limits. Collections-5,
Year ended June 30, 1890...
.108,193,323 Increase, 1890 over 1889 ..
.. 17,935,322 7:30. 9:45, 11:45 A M.: 1, 2:45, 5:15, 9 P. M. Sundays, 12:30, 4:15, 9 P. M. Deliveries—7, 10 A. M.;
Rates of Postage. 1, 2:30,5 P. M.
FIRST CLASS-On letters and all mail matter Station E. Atlantic avenue, corner Hendrix. closed against inspection, two cents for each George A. F. North, superintendent. Carrier dis ounce or fraction thereof, excepting postal cards trict-All of the Twenty-sixth Ward, late Town or letters for local delivery posted at a post office of New Lots. Collections--5:30, 8:15, 9:45 A. M.; where no letter carriers are employed, in which 1, 4:15, 8 P. M. Sundays, 7:30 P. M. Deliveries case the rate is one cent per ounce or fraction 7:25, 10:30 A. M.; 1, 3:35 P. M.
thereof. SUB-Post OFFICE STATIONS.
SECOND CLASS--On newspapers and magazines,
including nearly all regularly published papers The following Sub-Stations are located within and periodicals, one cent for each four ounces the carrier districts of other stations, and are when mailed by the public, and one cent per not delivery stations. They are sub-post offices 'pound when mailed by the publishers.
from Ninth arrier district B.F. Conliween Elev.
: M. S07:45, 9:45
Fifthalion we?, 10:30
BROOKLYN POST OFFICE-Continued. THIRD CLASS-On circulars, books, pamphlets, | Dominica.
Mauritius, business cards, hand bills, engravings, chromos, Dutch Colonies,
Mexico, etc., not exceeding four pounds in weight, one | Ecuador.
Montenegro, cent for each two ounces or fraction thereof. Egypt,
Newfoundland, FOURTH CLASS-Articles of merchandise which Falkland Islands, Nicaragua, by their form and nature are not liable to de France (and Algeria), Norway, stroy, injure or deface other articles in the mail. French Colonies,
Paraguay, or harm the person of any one in the postal servo
Persia ice, and not exceeding four pounds in weight, Great Britain and Ire Peru, one cent per ounce or fraction thereof. Seeds, land,
Portugal and Colonies cuttings, bulbs, roots, scions and plants, one cent Greece,
Roumania, for each two ounces or fraction thereof.
Servia. any circumstances: Liquids, ardent, vinous, spir
Spain and Colonies, ituous, or malt, or those liable to explosion or
Straits Settlements, spontaneous ignition or combustion by shock
Sweden, or jar; inflammable oils, poisons, explosives,
Switzerland, animals alive or dead (stuffed natural specimens
Trinidad, excepted); explosive or poisonous powders,
Turkey, matches and other articles easily inflammable.
Uruguay, fresh fruit and vegetables liable to decomposi
Venezuela. tion, insects (except queen bees and their attendant bees, and dried insects when safely secured),
The provisions of the New Postal Convention substances exhaling an offensive odor, all other
between the United States and Canada, which articles (not securely wrapped or cased and then
went into effect on March 1, 1888, provide that safely packed in hard wood or metal boxes with
mail matter of every kind which is admitted to screw lids or secured by clasp or slide, strictly
the domestic mails of either country will be conforming to methods prescribed by the Post
admitted under the same conditions to the mails Office Department) which are liable to destroy,
exchanged between the two countries, except deface or damage other mail matter, or to harm
that articles other than letters in their usual and the person of any one in the postal service: obscene and indecent books, prints, writings or pa
ordinary form are excluded from the mails
unless they are so wrapped or enclosed as to pers; all letters upon the envelopes of which, or
permit their contents to be easily examined. postal cards upon which indecent, lewd, obscene, lascivious delineations, epithets are written or
MEXICO. printed, all “dunning” notices, all matter upon Matter mailed in the United States, addressed the outside cover of which appears anything to Mexico, is subject to the same postage rates which reflects injuriously upon the person ad and conditions as it would be if it were addressed dressed, or is plainly calculated or intended to for delivery in the United States, except injure his feelings or reputation or bring him into that articles of miscellaneous merchandise discredit or threaten him, or anything in the (fourth class matter) not sent as bona fide trade nature of an offensive or threatening “ dun "ap samples are required to be sent by “parcels parent upon the envelope, outside cover, or post post." al card, or conveying the suggestion that such
FOREIGN PARCELS POST-JAMAICA, BRITISH HONdun is inclosed; all matter concerning lotter
DURAS, BAHAMAS, BARBADOS, MEXICO, THE ies, so-called gift concerts, or other similar enter
HAWAIIAN KINGDOM (SANDWICH ISLANDS), prises, offering prizes, or concerning schemes
THE LEEWARD ISLANDS, THE REPUBLIC devised and intended to defraud the public, or
OF COLOMBIA, COSTA RICA AND for the purpose of obtaining money under false
SALVADOR. pretenses; and all matter not addressed to a
Any article of merchandise admitted to the post office, or to no particular person, firm, com
domestic mail may be sent to the above named pany or publication.
countries under the Parcels Post Convention. FOREIGN.
Postage-For a parcel not exceeding one pound Mail matter addressed to countries in the Uni in weight, twelve cents ; for every additional versal Postal Union, including nearly all civilized pound or fraction of a pound, twelve cents. Dinations, is subject to the following rates: For let mensions and weight-the dimensions allowed ters and sealed packets 5 cents for each half ounce for Mexico, Costa Rica and Colombia, are or fraction thereof if prepaid, and double that Greatest length, 2 feet; greatest girth, 4 feet. rate if not prepaid Postal cards two cents each. The dimensions allowed for the other countries
For printed matter of every kind, commercial are-Greatest length, 3 feet 6 inches; greatest papers and samples of merchandise the rate is length and girth combined 6 feet; the maximum one cent for each two ounces or fraction thereof, weight for all destinations, 11 pounds. The parbut at least five cents must be paid on each cels must be securely and substantially packed, packet of commercial papers and at least two on but must be so wrapped or enclosed as to permit each packet of samples of merchandise.
their contents being easily examined by postLetters will be sent without prepayment of any masters or customs officers. The sender is rerate; other articles will only be forwarded if pre quired to fill out a customs declaration giving paid in part: insufficiently prepaid correspond an accurate statement of the contents, date of ence of all kinds is chargeable with double the mailing, signature and residence of the mailer, amount of the deficient postage, to be collected and place of address, and will receive a certificate on delivery.
of mailing from the post office.
EXCLUDED FROM THE MAILS.--All articles not UNIVERSAL POSTAL UNION. Argentine Republic, British Honduras.
mailable for domestic delivery, letters or packets Austria-Hungary, British India,
containing gold or silver, jewelry or coin, or any
article liable to customs duty, except such as Bahamas,
Bulgaria, Barbados, Ceylon,
are sent by “parcels post."
MONEY ORDERS AND REGISTRATION.
Orders not exceeding $5, 5 cents; over $5 and
not exceeding $10, 8 cents : over $10 and not exBritish Colonies, West Danish Colonies of St. ceeding $15, 10 cents ; over $15 and not exceed
Coast of Africa and Thomas, St. Croix ing $30, 15 cents; over $30 and not exceeding $40, West Indies, and St. John,
20 cents; over $40 and not exceeding $50, 25 British Guiana, Denmark,
cents; over $50 and not exceeding $60, 30 cents;
BROOKLYN POST OFFICE-Continued. over $60 and not exceeding $70, 35 cents; over, without additional postage, and can be refor. $70 and not exceeding $80, 40 cents; over $80 and warded as often as necessary to reach addressee. not exceeding $100, 45 cents. Postal notes not exceeding $4.99, 3 cents.
SPECIAL DELIVERY SYSTEM. Letters and packages can be registered (ex
The law establishing the Special Delivery Syscept Sunday) at Central Office and Stations
tem provides for the issue of a special stamp of from 8 A. M. to 6 P. M. for a fee of ten cents in
the face valuation of ten cents, which when ataddition to postage.
tached to a letter or package (in addition to the THE RETURN AND FORWARDING OF MAILS. lawful postage thereon) will entitle such letter Letters bearing the name and address of the or package to immediate delivery within the carsender will be returned without additional post rier limit of a free delivery office between the age, if not delivered within so days, or in shorter hours of 7 A. M. and 11 P. M., by messengers, time if so indorsed. Postal cards wholly or who upon delivery will procure receipts from the partly in writing will be returned if not delivered parties addressed, or some one authorized to rein 30 days, if the name and address of the writer ceive them. are shown on the card ; but sender's name must Special Delivery letters arriving at the Brooknot be shown on the address side of postal cards. lyn office on Sunday, addressed for delivery Packages of second, third and fourth class mat within the General Post Office district, are ter, if not delivered within 30 days, will be re delivered from 8 A. M. to 10 A. M. and from 5 turned to the sender if his name and address are P. M. to 9 P. M. shown on the package.
An ordinary ten cent postage stamp or its Letters prepaid at one full rate (two cents). equivalent in postage stamps of other denominaparcels prepaid at first class rates and postal tions affixed to a letter WILL NOT entitle it to cards will be forwarded at request of addressee | special delivery.
Steamboat Inspection Service. List of officers at the Port of New York receiv.
Supervising Inspector of Steam Vessels, ing compensation at the rate of three thousand
Second District, George H. Starbuck... $3,000 dollars ($3,000) per annum and upwards:
Salary Shipping Commissioner, James C. Reed.. 4,000 Collector, JOEL B. ERHARDT..............$12,000 Deputy Collector. Nelson G. Williams.... 3,000 Deputy Collector, Levi M. Gano ......... 3,000 Deputy Collector, John Henry Gunner... 3,000 Deputy Collector, Dudley T. Phelps ...... 3,000
UNITED STATES PENSIONS. Deputy Collector, Thomas Hunt.... .. 3,000 Deputy Collector, Wilson Berryman.. 3,000 An exhibit of the work of the Pension Bureau Deputy Collector, Henry D. Stanwood.... 3,000 during the last thirty years: Deputy Collector, Milton Marion Fenner. 3,000 Deputy Collector, Charles A. Burr..... 3,000 Deputy Collector, Denis Shea.....
3,000 Fiscal Year No. of | No. of Deputy Collector, Frank Raymond.... 3,000
ending June Claims PensionChief Clerk of the Customs, Jos. J. Couch 5,000
5,000 Acting Disbursing Agent, Samue 1 Wesley
$1,072,461 55 3,500 1862 462 8,159
790,384 76 office of the Naval officer.
7,884 14,791 1,025,189 91 Naval Officer, Theodore B. Willis ....
39,487 51,135 4,504,616 92 Auditor, John M. Comstock .........
40,171 85,986 8,525,153 11 1866
50,177 126,722 13,459,996 43 Office of the Surveyor.
1867..... 36,482 153,183 18,619,956 46 Surveyor, George W. Lyon...
28,921 169,643 24,010,981 99 Clerk and Auditor, Samuel M. Blatchford 5,000 1869
23,196 187,963 28,422,884 08 Office of the Appraiser.
18,221 198.686 27,780,811 81 1871
16,562 Appraiser, Marville W. Cooper ........
217,495 33,077.383 63 1872....
34,333 232,229 30,169,341 00 Assistant Appraiser, Denis F. Burke....... 3,000
238,411 Assistant Appraiser, Marshall J. Corbett. 3,000
29. 185,289 62
1874.... Assistant Appraiser, George N. Birdsall.. 3,000
10,462 236, 241 30,593,749 56 1875....
11,152 234,921 29, 683,116 63 Assistant Appraiser, Edgar A. Brown ..., 3,000
9,977 232, 137 28,351,599 69 Assistant Appraiser, Joseph E. Biglin.... 3,000
11,326 232,104 28,580,157 04 Assistant Appraiser, Charles E. Stott..... 3,000
11,962 223,998 26.844,415 18 Assistant Appraiser, Eugene W. Pratt ... 3,000
31,346 242.755 33,780,526 19 Assistant Appraiser, Francis Gross....... 3,000
250,802 Assistant Appraiser, David C. Sturges....
57,240,540 14 3,000 1881...
27,394 268,830 50,626,538 51 Assistant Appraiser, Cyrus A. Stevens.... 3,000
27,664 285,697 54,296,280 54 Sub-Treasury.
38,162 303,658 60,431,972 85 Assistant Treasurer, Ellis H. Roberts. .. $8,000
34,192 323,756 57,273,536 74 Cashier and Chief Clerk, Maurice L. Muhle
345,125 65,693,706 72
64,584,270 45 an ..... ...... .
4,200 ...................... Deputy Assistant Treasurer, Edward W.
55,194 406,007 74,815,486 85 3,600 1888
60,252 452,557 79,646,146 37 Assistant Cashier and Vault Clerk, George
51,921 489,725 89.131.968 44 W. Marlor.....
1890..... 66,637 537,944 106,913,890 19 Chief of Division, Francis Kain........... 3,100 Chief of Division, Philip D. Gulager...... 3,100 Chief of Division. Phineas P. Chew.......
3.000 Total ..... 855,758 | 1,027,669 $1,158,712,303 36 Chief Paying Teller, Samuel B. Terry.. 3,000 United States Assay once.
Number of pensioners in Kings county, 3,391 ; Superintendent, Andrew Mason ..........
Queens county, 541; Suffolk county, 370. . Assayer, Herbert G. Torrey ..... ... 3,000 Amount disbursed at the New York Pension Melter and Refiner, Benjamin T. Martin 3,000 | agency during the last fiscal year, $5,115,755.74.
THE BROOKLYN INSTITUTE. 200 Washington st. Temporary office and lec- | Department of Painting-Frank Squier, Pres.; ture rooms with the Young Men's Christian As William Hamilton Gibson, First Vice-Pres.: sociation, 502 Fulton st. An Academy of Arts Frederick J. Boston, Second Vice-Pres.: S. F. and Sciences, having the following Departments Kneeland, Third Vice-Pres. ; Thomas Willing, of Associate Members: drchaeology, Architect Cor. Sec.; I. A. Josephi, Rec. Sec.; Erskine L. ure, Astronomy, Botany, Chemistry, Electricity, Waite, Treas.; William H. Snyder, Curator. Engineering, Entomology, Fine Arts, Geogra Membership, 44. phy, Geology, Mathematics, Microscopy, Miner Department of Philology-Prof. Brainerd Kel. alogy, Painting, Philology, Photography, Phys logg, Pres.; Prof. Charles Sprague Smith First ics, Political and Economic Science, Psychol Vice-Pres.; William H. Maxwell, Ph.D., Second ogy, Zoology..
Vice-Pres.: Caskie Harrison, Ph.D., Sec.. Prof. Board of Directors—Gen. John B. Woodward, Julian W. Abernethy, Cor. Sec.; Seth T. Stew. Pres.; Robert B. Woodward, Sec.; George C. art, Treas.; Miss Mary Imogen Crandall, LibraBrackett, Treas. Associate Members - Rev. rian. Membership, 205. Charles H. Hall, D.D., Pres.; Rev. J L. Za Department of Photography -- Alexander briskie, Sec.; Prof. Franklin W. Hooper, General Black, Pres.: George H. Cooke, Vice-Pres.: Gould Curator of the Institute. Membership, 1.586.
W. Hart, Sec.; William C. Bryant, Treas.; Lewis Courses of lectures on the arts and sciences. E. Meeker, M. D., Curator. Membership, 116. Monthly meetings of each of the departments. Department of Physics-Prof. Daniel W. HerCollections in archaeology, botany, entomology, ing, Pres.; George M. Hopkins, Vice-Pres.; John geography, geology, microscopy, mineralogy, McKay, Ph. D., Sec.; Prof. Darwin G. Eaton, photography and zoology. Practical apparatus Treas. Membership, 152. in physics, chemistry, electricity and engineer Department of Political and Economic Sciing: Collections of paintings and casts of an ence-Prof. Richmond M. Smith, Pres.: Hon. tique statuary. Instruction in free-hand, me Stephen V. White, First Vice-Pres; Joseph C. chanical and architectural drawing.
Hendrix, Second Vice-Pres.; Prof. Frank J. Department of Archaeology-Prof. Charles E. Goodnow. Sec.; Charles Claghorn, Treas. MemWest, LL.D., Pres.; Lewis G. Janes, M. D., Vice bership, 20. Pres. ; Richard D. Dodge, Sec.; George N. Olcott, Department of Psychology-Nicholas Murray Treas. Membership, 62.
Butler, Ph. D., Pres.; William H. Maxwell, Ph. Department of Architecture-George L. Morse. D., First Vice-Preg.; Prof. Frederick W. Osborn, Pres.; Louis De Coppet Berg, Vice-Pres.: Will Second Vice-Pres.; A. G. Merwin, Sec.; Col iam B. Tubby, Sec.; Gustav A. Jahn, Treas. Henry S. Bellows, Treas. Membership, 88. Membership, 176.
Department of Zoology-Prof. John MickleDepartment of Astronomy-Henry M. Park borough, Pres.; Heber N. Hoople, M. D., Vicehurst. Pres.: Garrett P. Serviss, Vice-Pres.; Pres.; William W. Laing, Sec.; L. B. Hannaford, Gardner D. Hiscox, Sec.; Arthur C. Perry, Treas.; Col. Nicholas Pike, Curator. Member Treas.; L. B. Hannaford, Librarian. Member: ship, 54. ship, 72.
Laboratory of Biological Research, at Cold Department of Botany-Rev. George D. Hulst, Spring Harbor, L.I Board of Managers--Eugene Pres.; J. W. Martens, Jr., Vice-Pres. ; Miss Maria G. Blackford, Pres.: Prof. Franklin W. Hooper. O. Steele, Sec.; Thomas Proctor, Treas.; $. Ely Sec. Open from July 1 to September 1. LecJelliffe, M. D., Curator. Membership, 74.
tures semi-weekly on biological and scientific Department of Chemistry-Prof. Albert C. subjects. Classes for the study of various Hale, Pres. ; Prof. William W. Share, Vice-Pres.; branches of biology, and special apparatus for Edgar J. Wright, Sec.; Edward H. Squibb, M. D., experiments. Excursions for collecting speciTreas. Membership, 121.
mens. Department of Electricity-James Hamblet. Pres ; Prof. Samuel Sheldon, First Vice-Pres.:
The Brooklyn Institute. J. P. Wintringham, Second Vice-Pres.; William The inception of the Brooklyn Institute was in H. Randall, Sec.; R. W. Bayles, Treas. Mem the Brooklyn Apprentices' Library, founded in bership, 228.
1823, by Augustus Graham, and incorporated by Department of Engineering-Charles E. Em the State Legislature November 20, 1824. The ery, Ph. D., Pres. ; Richard D. Dodge, Vice-Pres.; first building of the library was on the corner of J. Lester Woodbridge, Sec.; Prof. Isaac C. Has Henry and Cranberry streets, the corner stone brouck, Treas. Membership, 101,
being laid by General Lafayette on the Fourth Department of Entomology-Richard F. Pear of July, 1825. In 1835 the association outgrew gall, Pres : Edward L. Graef, Vice-Pres.; Archi these quarters, and the property was sold and bald C. Weeks, Sec.; Frank H. Chittenden, Cor. the institution removed to its present site on Sec.; C. H. Roberts, Treas.; Herman Meeske, Washington street, then the center of wealth Librarian; Archibald C. Weeks, Frank H. Chit. and culture of the city. In order to broaden the tonden, Curators. Membership, 52.
scope of the work of the institution, the LegisDepartment of Geography-Cyrus C. Adams, lature granted an amended charter in 1843, and Pres. : Prof. William Libbey, Jr., First Vice-Pres. the name was changed to the Brooklyn InstiJames Cruikshank, LL.D., Second Vice-Pres.: W. tute. For many years following the Institute T. S. Imlay, Sec.; William C. Burling, Treas. was an important factor in the social, literary, Membership, 76.
scientific and educational life of the city, and Department of Geology-Prof. Darwin G. Ea the most eminent talent in the country lectured ton, Pres.; Rossiter W. Raymond, Ph. D., Vice in its halls. During this brilliant period of its Pres.; W. G. Bowdoin, Sec.;'W.F. Sebert, Treas.; history Augustus Graham presented the buildFrederick Braun, Curator. Membership, 98.
ing, which was heavily mortgaged, to the trusDepartment of Mathematics - Prof. Rufus tees, free of all incumbrance. In his will also, Sheldon, Pres.: James Cruikshank, LL.D., First made known shortly after his death in 1851, he Vice-Pres.; Prof. Isaac E. Hasbrouck, Second bequeathed $27,000 to the Institute as a permaVice-Pres ; Prof. Ernest R. von Nardroff, Sec.; nent endowment fund. In 1867 the building was George W. French, Treas. Membership, 45. remodeled at an expense of $30,000, placing the
Department of Microscopy-Henry S. Wood Institute so heavily in debt that it could no man, Pres.: S. E. Stiles, M.D., Vice-Pres.; George longer do the work it aimed to accomplish, and E. Ashby, Sec.; E. C. Chapman, Treas.; Albert for twenty years thereafter the society declined A. Hopkins, Curator. Membership, 112.
steadily. In 1887 the debt was all paid, and the Department of Mineralogy-Joseph H. Hunt, Institute began to grow and under able manageM. D., Pres.; George H. Mather, Vice-Pres.; John ment to become popular again. In 1887 the W. Freckelton, Sec.; William G. Rothe, Treas. membership numbered sixty, and in the three Membership, 78.
years that have since elapsed it has gained over
THE BROOKLYN INSTITUTE-Continued. five hundred members a year. The work has a museum. At the second joint meeting of the also grown in proportion. In 1887 a half dozen committee and the directors a special commitlectures sufficed, while for the season of 1890-91 tee on site and legislation made a report, in a series aumbering two hundred and fifty lectures which was incorporated the form of a bill to be has been laid out. September 12, 1890, the Insti introduced in the Legislature of the State. The tute building took fire and was damaged to the report was unanimously adopted, and the bill extent of $27,000 in cash, but in scientific collec was introduced in the State Senate March 11, tions to an extent which figures express but poor and passed both Houses of the Legislature withly. Since then the work has been carried on at out opposition, and was signed by the Governor the Young Men's Christian Association,502 Fulton early in June. The act provided for the reservstreet. The old Institute building is to be rebuilt. ing from sale of that portion of the so-called east
side lands that lie south of the Eastern Parkway The Proposed Museum of Art and
and south and east of the reservoir adjacent to Science,
Prospect Park. The tract of land contains about In December, 1888, a committee of members forty-five acres on the summit and southern of the Institute was appointed to organize a slope of Prospect Hill. The act also provided movement which it was hoped might lead to the for the leasing of these lands for the purpose of formation of museums of art and science in building museums thereon by any corporation. Brooklyn. The committee drew up a letter of The next step necessary was the incorporation invitation to a public meeting to be held on Feb of an institution whose purposes should be those ruary 5, 1889. This letter, signed by about two of the best museums of art and science already hundred residents of Brooklyn, was sent to about in existence, that should have the power through fifteen hundred citizens who were known to be its charter to accomplish its purpose, and that especially interested in art and science. At the should absorb the old Brooklyn Institute as an meeting Chairman John B. Woodward stated its organic part of itself. The bill to incorporate purpose and spoke of the desire felt by the Direc the new institution under the name of "The tors of the Institute that the property of the Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Science” was Institute should be made the nucleus of muse signed by Governor Hill April 23, 1890. On May ums of art and science for the education and 17 the following officers for the new institution enjoyment of the people. Several addresses in were elected: Gen. John B. Woodward, Pres.; favor of the project were made by prominent Rev. Richard S. Storrs, D.D., First Vice-Pres.; public men of Brooklyn, and a committee of Hon. James S. T. Stranahan, Second Vice-Pręs.; twenty-five citizens was appointed to act in con Samuel M. Meeker, Third Vice-Pres.; Edwin junction with the directors of the Brooklyn Beers, Treas.; Prof. Robert Foster, Ph. D., Sec.; Institute in organizing an association to secure | Prof. Franklin W. Hooper, Director.
Fish Culture on Long Island. The Fishery Commission of the State of New I other parts of the State, including the stocking York has five stations for the hatching of fish. of the Hudson river with salmon, which are now Three of these are in the Adirondack region and captured in shad nets and sent to market, planted are used for trout and frost fish only. The most the following fishes on Long Island in the numcomplete and best fitted one is located at Cold bers given: Spring Harbor, on the north shure of Long Island, Brook trout. .....
605,072 thirty-two miles from New York City. It is sup Rainbow trout......
38,000 plied with all the modern apparatus for both salt Land-locked salmon.
153,000 and fresh water fish. It is under the superinten Lake trout.
770,000 dence of Mr. Fred Mather, who began operations Blue-backed trout
4,500 there in 1883. The ponds contain brook trout, Brown (European) trout.
347, 400 brown trout, Loch Leven trout, and land-locked Shad....
1,472,000 salmon, while the salt water is only six hundred Whitefish.....
3,982,300 feet distant from the springs, which come out in Smelts........
14,190,000 the hills above. A Biological Laboratory, under Tom cods....
13,775,000 the auspices of the Brooklyn Institute, was Lobsters .....
4,000 started in the hatchery building in 1890. Since Salmon (Penobscot).... ..
70,000 the establishment of this hatchery it has, beside furnishing numbers of fry of various kinds to! Total planted on Long Island....... 35,411,272
THE PLANTS OF PROSPECT PARK.
BY SMITH ELY JELLIFFE, M. D.
vulgaris, Koelreuteria paniculata.
laxiflora, var. striatula.
16 pergamenus. Medicago lupulina.
Irpex cinnamoneus. Spiraea salicifolia.
Tulipiferae. Potentilla Norvegica.
Stereum hirsutum. Agrimcaia Eupatoria.
Lycoperdon pyriforme. Sanicula Canadensis.
Phegopteris polypodioides. Aecidium Caladii. Aster muitiflorus.
Sporidesmium epi coideum. Lobelia inflata. Marchantia polymorpha.
Puccinia argentata. ,