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EXCISE STATISTICS OF CITIES.
Number of Retail Liquor Saloons, Arrests for
Drunkenness, and total number of arrests in cities of

Lic'sed

Arrests U. S. with population of 30,000 and over, as reported

for

Cities. to the United States Commissioner of Labor, year

Total
Retail
Saloons

Drunk- Arrests ending June 30, 1899.

enness. McKeesport, Pa...

45
Macon, Ga.

908
for
Cities.

3,935
Total
Retail

Malden, Mass..
Drunk-Arrests Manchester, N. H.

819 924 Saloons

1,456 enness.

2,437 Memphis, Tenn.

127 927 4,482 Akron, O.....

127 472

1,516
Milwaukee, Wis

1,726 1,969 5,266 Albany, NY 440 1,130 2,825 Minneapolis, Minn.

340 1,555 4,785 Allegheny. Pa

181 475

2,873
Mobile, Ala..

124 929 3,691 Allentown, Pa 47 129 415 Nashville, Tenn.

105 1,034 5,929 Altoona, Pa

48 637

1,067
Newark, N.J

1,275 2,015 6,268 Atlanta, Ga.

105 3,696
14,307 New Bedford, Mass.

51 1,090 1,85% Auburn, N.Y. 118 444 836 New Haven, Conn

420 3,266 6,728 Augusta, Ga... 84 2,650 4.696 New Orleans, La..

1,364 5,034 21,347 Baltimore, Md 2,221 9,681 91,897 Newport, Ky

100 263 511 Bay City, Mich..

83 284 1,073
New York..

11,938 40,170 141,745 Binghamton, N. 709 1.119 Norfolk, Va.

117 1,793 7.393 Birmingham, Ala.

1,500 7,752
Oakland, Cal.

194 1,854 2,843 Boston, Mass...

799 26,157
41.816 Omaha, Neb

253 1,953 9,051 Bridgeport, Conn.. 295 995 2,339 Oshkosh, Wis

128 182 880 Brockton, Mass.

81 1,829 2,012
Paterson, NJ

519 1,083 2,881 Buffalo, N. Y

1,458 9,619
24,489 Pawtucket, R. I....

129 751 1,378 Butte, Mon..

140

541
4,760 | Peoria, III.

190

2,384 Cambridge, Mass 1,758 3,185 Philadelphia, Pa.

1,691 943 62,907 Camden, N.J. 182 1,012 1,776 Pittsburg, Pa.

522 8,893 17,757 Canton, O... 142 566 925 Portland, Me.

470 2,518 Charleston, S. C.. 327 2,776 Portland, Ore.

254 1,220 8,269 Chattanooga, Tenn 70 924 4,157 Providence, R. I.

426 5,255 8,126 Chelsea, Mass..

440
1,049 Pueblo, Col

557 2,101 Chicago, Ill.

6,263 42,212
78,086 Quincy, Ill.

139 164 660 Cincinnati, O...

1,718 2,124
12,715 Reading, Pa:

174

1,094 Cleveland, O. 1,690 7,685 14,452 Richmond, Va..

825 1,205 4,617 Columbus, O

485
809 4,331 Rochester, N. Y.

862 2,439 Covington, Ky.

181

85
1,484 Rockford, III..

89 252 906 Dallas, Tex

64 714
3,434 Sacramento, Cal.

182 804 2,159 Davenport, la.. 139 23 1,022 Saginaw, Mich..

147 554 1.680 Dayton, O... 400 883 4,415 St. Joseph, Mo.

122 731 2,979 Denver, Col..

834 1,054 7,477
St. Louis, MO

2,032 3,649 26,314 Des Moines, Ia. 56 1.839 4,153 St. Paul, Minn

280 1,168 4,086 Detroit, Mich

935
1,929 7,197
Salem, Mass

547 Dubuque, la

127
836
Salt Lake City, Utah.

71 684 2,476 Duluth, Minn

180 751

San Antonio, Tex.....

1,613 Elizabeth, N.J

195 588

1,145
San Francisco, Cal...

3,032 12,390 28,013 Elmira, N. Y. 204 597 1,273 Savannah, Ga.....

227

5,921 Erie, Pa....

188 766

2,056
Scranton, Pa...

176 925 2,012 Evansville, Ind.. 290 292 1,622 Seattle, Wash.

140

987 6,976 Fall River, Mass

89 2,386 4,158
Sioux City, la...

63 474 1.517 Fort Wayne, Ind.

157

1,132
Somerville, Mass

823 1,366 Fort Worth, Tex.. 339 1.604 South Bend, Ind.

117 511 1,112 Galveston, Tex....

308 539
3,332 Spokane, Wash..

100 1,228 8,848 Gloucester, Mass.. 28 616 '980 Springfield, Ill.

143 490

2,815 Grand Rapids, Mich 150 886 1,773 Springfield, Mass

431 2,323 Harrisburg, Pa

66 1,606
2,664 Springfield, Mo

20 490 1,086 Hartford, Conn.

219 2,460
4,106 Springfield, o..

136 160 1,533 Haverhill, Mass.. 34 813 1,483 Superior, Wis.

108 750

1,795 Hoboken, N. J. 358 457 2,967 Syracuse, N. Y.

400 1,348 3,514 Holyoke, Mass..

40 690 1,128
Tacoma, Wash.

76 640

1,881 Houston, Tex.

81 876 5,016
Taunton, Mass.

27 961

1,269 Indianapolis, Ind

513 1,351 7,394
Terre Haute, Ind

161 741 3,375 Jersey City, N. J..

1,050 2,905
7,679 Toledo, O...

676 1,426 3,432 Johnstown, Pa 57 803 1,093 Topeka, Kan.

876 1,710 Joliet, 111 85 988 2,011 Trenton, N.J.

284 196 2,592 Kansas City, Kan.

389 2,887
Troy, N.Y..

247 465 1,674 Kansas City, Mo

430 1,114 13,366
Utica, N. Y

785 1,879 Knoxville, Tenn

60 375 2,350
Washington, D.C...

518 3,136 25,823 La Crosse, Wis..

159 815

1.138
Waterbury, Conn.

158 741 1,572 Lancaster, Pa..

78 525

3,302
Wheeling, W. Va

127 854

1,447 Lawrence, Mass...

1,471 2,617
Wilkesbarre, Pa.

150 399 1,674 Lincoln, Neb... 41 319 1,717 Williamsport, Pa

52 109 664 Little Rock, Ark.. 55 912 4,378 Wilmington, Del..

184 1,267 8,620 Los Angeles, Cal.

200 1,806 4,07
Worcester, Mass.

98 3,040 4,410 Louisville, Ky. 850 1.839 7,280 Yonkers, N. Y

205

1,274 Lowell, Mass..

80
3,082 4,402
Youngstown, O

183 1,265

8,426 Lynn, Mass

62 2,925

4,222

* No report. Rev. Dr. Samuel M. Haskins' Sixtieth 87th year. The occasion was interesting from anAnniversary.

other point of view in that the celebration was A rare event in Brooklyn occurred on Oct.

probably the last of its kind in that edifice, as 15th in the ivy-covered Episcopal Church of St.

the building is to be torn down for purposes of Mark's, at S. 5th st. and Bedford av. It was the

the new East River Bridge. The church society sixtieth anniversary of the rectorship of the ven

has secured a new site for a church at Brooklyn erable Rev. Dr. Samuel M. Haskins, now in his

av. and Eastern Parkway.

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STATISTICS OF THE PRINCIPAL COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD.

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Countries.

Form of
Population. Sq. Miles. Capitals.

Gov t.

Present Head. Acceded Chinese Empire. 411,000,000 4,218,401 Pekin

Abs. Desp Kwangsu

Jan.22.5 British Empire 392, 107.285 11.334,700 London.

Lim. Mon. Victoria, Queen.. Jun 20,'37 Great Britain & Ireland 41,860,912 121,481 Dominion of Canada ..

Earl Minto,
5,960,687 3,470,257 Ottawa

Confed'p.
Gov.-General.

Sep., India and Africa 338,769,826 1,860,104 Calcutta .....

Geo. N. Curzon, Australasia 5,515,860 4,282,875

1 V.-R. of India.') Jan, 1, 99 Russian Empire.. 133,572,000 8,660.282 St. Petersburg... Abs. Desp Nicholas II ... Nov. 2,94 European Russia 110,675,000 2,095,504 Asiatic Russia.

22,897,000 6,564,778 France and Colonies. 91,160,000 3,720,836 Paris

Republic. Emile Loubet Feb. 18. 1999 United States & Colonies 85,590.000 3,720,856 Washington Repablic. William McKinley. Mar. 4,97 Porto Rico.. 905.000 3,670

Territor'] Hawaii .... 110,800 6 607 Honolulu

Gov't to be decided by U.S Congress. Philippine Islands 7.900.000 115,000 Manila

Military.. derman Empire..... 68,060,000 1,238,860 Berlin..

Lim.Mon. William II

Jun.15.88 lapan, includ'g Formosa 44,950.075 162,655 Tokio

Lim. Mon. Mutsuhito

Feb.13.67 Austro-Hung. Empire. 45,760,900 261,649 Vienna.

Lim. Mon. Francis Joseph I.. Dec. 2. '18 Curkish Empire..

39,990,000 1,652,533 Constantinople Abs. Mon. Abdul Hamid II... Aug. 3175 Netherlands and Colonies 39,120,000 719,048 The Hague Lim.Mon. Wilhelmina, Queen Dec. 9,90 taly. 35,120,493 204,810 Rome

Lim.Mon. Humbert I. Jan, 9, 78 pain and Colonies.. 19,992,000 414,922 Madrid

Lim.Mon. Alphonso XIII. May17.86 Brazil..

18,460,000 3,261,000 Rio de Janeiro... Republic. Campos Salles. Nov, 1598 Portugal and Colonies, 20,045,000 958,138 Lisbon.

Lim. Mon. Carios I..

Oct.19,99 Yougo Free State 18,000,000 900,000 Boma.

Fr. State. Leopold II. Feb 26,8 Sokoto and Gandu 15,500,000 219.500 Wurno

Abs. Mon. Serikon Musulnya. Jan., 64 lexico 13,125,000 767,205 Mexico

Republic. Porfirio Diaz Dec. 1, 16 Sorea......... 11,529,300 82,000 Seoul

Abs. Mon. Li-Hsi

Mar., 98 Persia 9,300,000 628,000 Teheran

Abs. Desp Muzafer-ed-Din.. May 1, 1996 Egypt 9,998,100 383 800 Cairo.

Abs. Mon. Abbas Helmi.. Jan. 7, 92 Sweden and Norway 7,611,592 297,321 Stockholm Lim.Mon, Oscar II.

Seu 18.72 Belgium 6,884,160 11.373 Brussels

Lim. Mon. Leopold II.. Dec. 10.65 Torocco 8,575,000 219.000

Abs. Desp Mulai Abdul Aziz.. June 7,44 Siam. 9,268,000 250,000 Bangkok

Abs. Desp Chulalongkorn I... Oct. 1, 68 Bavaria.. 6,231,651 29,282 Munch

Lim.Mon. Otto...

Jun13. 86 Roumania 6,000,000 48,307 Bucharest

Lim. Mon. Charles I... Mar.,'81 Abyssinia. 4,500,000 185,000 Adowa

Abs. Mon. Menelek II.. Mar.12.89 Argentine Republic.. 4, 120,000 1,778,195

Buenos Ayres Republic. Julio A. Roca .. Oct.12,99 Colombia .. 5,121.000 501,773 Bogota.

Republic. Senor Mannquin... Dec., Afghanistan. 4.500.000 280.000 Cabul..

Abs. Desp Abdur R. Khan.... July. 80 Saxony 3,990.6.18 5,787 Dresden.

Lim. Mon. Albert.

Oct. 29,73 ladagascar.

4,615.000 228,500 Antananarivo Fr.('ol'ny Gen. Gallieni, Gov. Switzerland 2.928,000 15,976 Berne.

Republic. W. Hau-er, Pres... "hile..

3,980,127 293,970 Santiago Republic. Erra Zuriz... Sept., 96 Peru. 3,110,000 463,747 Lima.

Republic. N, de Pierola. ...,

Sep. 8,5 Bolivia. 2,710,000 597,271 Zuere

Republic. Jos. Manuel Pando Bulgaria.. 3,320,615 38.390 Sofia..

Lim.Mon. Ferdinand ....

Aug 1487 Venezuela 2.600,000 594,165 Caracas

Republic. Cipriano Castro Nov. 1, '99 ireece

2,536,820
23.011 Athens.
Lim. Mon. George I.

June 4,103 Denmark and Colonies.. 2.322,559 101.903 Copenhagen Lim.Mon. Christian IX. Nov 15 63 lervia 2,567,000 19,050 Belgrade

Lim. Mon. Alexander I Mar. 5, 189 Bokhara.

2,625,000 92,300 Bokhara Abs. Desp Sayid Abdul Ahad. Nov 11 85 Wurtemberg

2.624,500 7,528 Stuttgart Lim.Mon. William II. Oct. 5. 91 l'unis. 1.715.000 51.000 Tunis.

Fr. Depen Sidi Ali, Bey. Oct. 28. 82 Oman. 1,610,000 82,000 Muscat

Abs. Mon. Seyyid Feysal... June 4,88 Ionduras

510,000 43,000 Tegucicalpa.. Republic. Terencia Sierra... Feb. 1, 199 Nicaragua.

485.000 49,200 Managua Repubiic. Jose S Zelaya... Feb., 498 Salvador

720.096

San Salvador.... Republic. Thos. Regalado.... Nov. 30,98 fuatemala

1,545,300 63,400 New Guatemala, Republic. Manuel E. Cabrera Mar.. ON Ccuador.. 1,301.000 120.000 Quito.

Republic. Eloy Alfaro Oct. 28,95 Liberia ....

1,110,669 14,360 Monrovia Republic. W. D. Coleman.... Nov.13 96 Cuba.... 1,700,000 41,655 Havana.. U.S. Pro- Military Governor.

tectorate. Tripoli. 1,120,000 398,738 Tripoli..

Turk. Dep Namyk Bey..... June, 196 Jruguay

811,790 72.110 Montevideo. Republic. Juan L. Cuestas... Mar. Chiva.. 700.000 22,320 Khiva..

Khanate. Seid Mahom Rahim South African Republic.. 760.000 119.139 Pretoria: Republic. S. J. Paul Kruger.. Nov 22 '98 Santo Domingo.

646,000 18,015

Santo Domingo.. Republic. Senor Jimenes .... Dec. 1, '99 laiti. 1,257,000 10,204 Port-au-Prince Republic. T. S. Sam

April, 196 Baluchistan.. 500,000 130,000 Khelat..

Khanate. Mir Ma'moud Khan Nov. 1094 Paraguay

608.000 145,400 Asuncion. Republic. Emilio Aceval... Nov. 25 98 osta Rica.

285,000 23,000 San José.. Republic. Rafael Iglesias. May 8, 97 Contenegro. 267.000 3,630 Cettinje

Lim. Mon. Nicholas I. Aug.1460 range Free State

210,090 48,326 Bloemfontein Republic. M. T. H. Steyn... Feb 21, 96 Lanzibar..

20,500

625 Zanzibar. Sultanate H. B. Mohammed . Aug.27°96 Samoa 37.000 1,701 Apia.

Lim. Mon. Mataafa.

Jan.
Ionaco

13,987
8 Monaco....
. Pr'cipal'y Albert I..

Sep. 10,*89 *Also enumerated with the Turkish Empire. +Also enumerated with the German Empire. Latest 'eports are to the effect that the Emperor has been deposed and that the Dowager Empress is adminisering the Government.

The foreign possessions of France, Great Britain, and Germany are now rapidly increasing in area and population, chiefly through the partition of Africa and accessions among the islands of the Pacific Ocean.

PAY STATIONS OF THE NEW YORK AND NEW JERSEY TELEPHONE

COMPANY. List of cities and towns on Long Island and in New Jersey connected by Long Distance Telephone in whicb Exchanges or Pay Stations are located.

Co nplete list of Pay Stations and subscribers at any telephone station, the location of which is shown
by the sign of a Blue Bell.
Amagansett, L. I.
Floral Park, L. I.

Orient, L.I.
Ami yville, L. I.
Flushing, L. I.

Oyster Bay, L. I.
Aquebogue, L. I.
Fort Hamilton, L. I.

Ozone Park, L. I.
Aqueduct, L. I.
Fort Hancock, N. J.

Parkville, L. I.
Arverne, L. I.
Foster's Meadow. L. I.

Passaic, N. J.
Asbury Park, N. J.
Franklinville, L. I.

Patchogue, L. I.
Astoria, L. I.
Freehold, N. J.

Paterson, N. J.
Atlantic Highlands, N. J.
Freeport, L. I.

Peconic, L. I.
Babylon, L. I.
Garden City, L. I.

Perth Amboy, N. J.
Baldwins, L. I.
Garretson, S. I.

Plainfield, N. J.
Barren Island, L. I.
Glen Cove, L. I.

Port Jefferson, L. I.
Bath Beach, L. I.
Glendale, L. I.

Port Washington, L. I.
Bayonne, N. J.
Glen Head, L. I.

Promised Land, L. I.
Bayport, L. I.
Glenwood, L. I.

Queens, L. I.
Bay Ridge, L. I.
Good Ground, L. I.

Quiogue, L. I.
Bay Shore, L. I.
Gravesend, L. I.

Quogue, L. I.
Bayside, L. I.
Gravesend Beach, L. I.

Rahway, N. J.
Bayville, L. I.
Great Neck, L. I.

Red Bank, N. J.
Bellmore, L. I.
Great River, L. I.

Richmond Hill, L. I.
Bellport, L. I.
Greenlawn, L. I.

Ridgewood, N J.
Bensonhurst, L. I.
Greenport, L. I.

Riverhead, L. I.
Bergen Beach, L. I.
Hackensack, N. J.

Rockaway Beach, L. I.
Bloomfield, N. J.
Hammell's, L. I.

Rockaway Park, L. I.
Blue Point, L. I.
Harrison, N. J.

Rockville Centre, L. I.
Boonton, N.J.
Hempstead, L. I.

Rosedale, L. I.
Borough Park, L. I.
Hewletts, L. I.

Roslyn, L. I.
Bound Brook, N. J.
Hicksville, L. I.

Rutherford, N.J
Bridgehampton, L. I.
Hoboken, N. J.

Sagaponack, L. I.
Brighton Beach, L. I.
Hollands, L. I.

Sag Harbor, L. I.
Brookhaven, L. I.
Hollis, L. 1.

Sayville, L. I.
Brooklyn, N. Y.
Huntington, L.I.

Sea Cliff, L.I.
Brooklyn Hills, L. I.
Inwood, L. I.

Sea Side, L. I.
Bushwick Junction, L. I.
Islip, L.I.

Seabright, N. J.
Butler, N.J.
Jamaica, L. I.

Seaford. L. I.
Canarsie, L. I.
Jamesport, L. I.

Setauket, L. I.
Canoe Place, L. I.
Jericho, L. I.

Sheepshead Bay, L. I.
T'arlstadt, N. J.
Jersey City, N. J.

Shelter Island, N. Y.
Cedarhurst, L. I.
Keyport, N. J.

Smithtown, L I
Central Islip. L. I.
King's Park, L. I.

Smithtown Branch, L. I.
Centre Moriches, L. I.
Lakewoud, Ń. J.

Somerville, I J
Centreport, L. I.
Laurel Hill, L. I.

South Amboy, N.J.
Clifton, N.J.
Lawrence, L. I.

South Orange, N. J.
Closter, N. J.
Lindenhurst, L I.

Southampton, L. I.
Cold Spring Harbor, L. I.
Little Neck, L. I.

Southold, L. I.
College Point, L. I.
Locust Valley, L. I.

South Jamesport, L. I.
Commack, L. I.
Long Beach, L. I.

Speonk, L. I.
Coney Island, N. Y.
Long Branch, N. J.

Springfield, L. I.
Corona, L. I.
Long Island City, L. I.

Staten Island, N. Y.
Cranberry, N. J.
Lynbrook, L. I.

Stony Brook, L. I.
Cranford, N. J.
Madison, V. J.

St. Albans, L I.
Creedmoor, L. I.
Manhassett, L. I.

St. James, L. I.
Cutchogue, L. I.
Manhattan Beach, N. Y.

Summit, N. J.
Cypress Hilis, L. I.
Maspeth, L. I.

Syosset, L. I.
Dover, N. J.
Massapequa, L. I.

Thomaston, L. I.
Douglaston, L. I.
Mastic, L. I.

Town of Union, N. J.
Dunellen, N. J.
Matawan, N.J.

Union Course, L. I.
Easthampton, L. I.
Mattituck, L. I.

Valley Stream, L. I.
East Hempstead, L. I.
Merrick, L. I.

Wainscott, L. I.
East Islip, L. I.
Metropolitan, L. I.

Wantagh, L. I.
East Marion, L. I.
Metuchen, N.J.

Water Mill, L. I.
East Moriches, L. I.
Middle Village, L. I.

Weehawken, N. J.
East Northport, L. I.
Millburn, N. J.

Westbury, L. I.
East Norwich, L. I.
Millneck, L. I.

Westfield, N. J.
East Orange, N. J.
Mineola, L. I.

West Arverne, L. I.
'ast port, L. I.
Montauk Point, L. I.

West Brooklyn, N. Y.
East Quogue, L I.
Montclair, N.J.

West Hampton, L. I.
East Rockaway, L. I.
Moriches, L. I.

West Hampton Beach, L. I.
East Setauket, L. I.
Morris Park, L. I.

West Hempstead, L. I.
East Williamsburgh. L. I.
Morristown, N. J.

West Hoboken, N. J.
East Willistov, L. I.
Murray Hill, L. I.

West Orange, N. J.
Edgemere, L. I.
New Brunswick, N. J.

West Sayville, L. I.
Elizabeth, N. J.
New Hyde Park, L. I.

Whitestone, L. I.
Elmhurst, L. I.
Newark, V. J.

Whitestone Lar ding, L. I.
Englewood, N. J.
Newtown, L. I.

Willets Point, L. I.
Evergreen, L. I.
North Beach, L. I.

Windsor Terrace, L. I.
Fanwood, N. J.
Northport, L. I.

Winfield, L. I.
Farmingdale, L. I.
Oakdale. L. I.

Woodhaven, L. I.
Far Rockaway, L. I.
Ocean Grove, N. J.

Woodhaven Junction, L. I.
Fenhurst, L. I.
Oceanside, L I

Woodsburgh, L. I.
Flatbush, L. I.
Old Westbury, L. I.

Woodside, L I.
Flatlands. L. I.
Orange, N, J.

Yapbank, L. I.

.. 1,500

NEW YORK AND BROOKLYN BRIDGE. The management of the Bridge was formerly Two horses and vehicle

..10 cents under control of a board of twenty trustees, eight For each borse beyond 2, to any vehicle.. 3 cents being appointed by the Mayor, Comptroller and Neat cattle, each Auditor of Brooklyn, and eight by the Mayor, Sheep and hogs, each... Comptroller and President of the Board of Alder Electric cars, 5 cents round trip. men of New York City. Under an act of the Elevated railroad companies, $250 per day. Legislature, passed April 4th, 1893, on April 12th following this board was replaced by a Board of

Statistics of the Structure. Trustees, consisting of two persons appointed by Construction commenced January 2, 1870. the Mayor of the City

Brooklyn, two persons Bridge opened to the public May 24, 1883. appointed by the Mayor of the City of New York, Railroad opened September 24, 1883. at a salary of $3,000 each, and the mayors and Size of Manhattan caisson, 172x102 feet. comptrollers of the two cities, members ex-officio, Size of Brook yn caisson, 168x102 feet. the appointed trustees to hold office for five years. Manhattan tower contains 46,946 cubic yards Under the Charter for the greater city of New masonry. York the offices of trustees of the Bridge are abol Brook yn tower contains 38,214 cubic yards ished and the Commissioner of Bridges appointed masonry. by the mayor has jurisdiction over the structure. Depth of tower foundation below high water, (See City Government.) The receipts of the Bridge Brooklyn, 45 feet. from all sources are deposited daily in a bank to Depth of tower foundation below high water, che credit of the Chamberlain of New York City. Manhattan, 78 feet.

Size of towers, high water line, 140x59 feet. Officers for 1899.

Size of towers at roof course, 136x53 feet. 179 Washington st.

Salary.

Height of towers above high water, 278 feet.

Clear height of Bridge, in center of river span Deputy Commissioner, Henry Beam

$5,000 Chief Engineer and Supt., C. c. Martin.. 8,000

above high water, at 90 deg. F., 135 feet. Asst. Engineer, G. Leverich.....

5,000

Height of floors at towers above high water.

2.000 Asst. Engineer, A. McLean..

119 feet 3 inches. Cashier, Herman Prager

2,500

Grade of roadway, 344 feet in 100 feet. Auditor, J. A. Kingsley

2,750

Height of towers above roadway, 159 feet. Toll Clerk, W. W. Sheffield

1,500

Weight of each anchor plate, 23 tons. Toll Clerk, J. F. Gregg...

Diameter of each cabie, 15% inches. Clerk, H. B. Baldwin.

1,500

First wire was run out May 29, 1877.

Length of each single wire, 3,578 feet 6 inches. For officers Dept. of Bridges for entire city, see

Uitimate strength of each cabre. 12,200 tons. chapter on City Government.

Weight of wire, 12 feet per pound.
Total Receipts.

Each cable contains 5,296 parallel (not twisted) From May 23, 1883, to Dec. 1, 1881.. $682,755.42

galvanized steel oil coated, closely wrapped to a

solid cylinder, 1534 inches in diameter. From Dec. 1, 1884. to Dec. 1, 1885.

622,680.31

Permanent weight suspended from cables, From Dec. 1, 1885, to Dec, 1, 1886.

870,207.43

14.680 tons. From Dec. 1, 1886, to Dec. 1, 1887.

938,281.21

Width of Bridge, 85 feet. From Dec. 1, 1887, to Dec. 1, 1888.. 1,012,254.82

Length of river span, 1,595 feet 6 inches. From Dec. 1, 1888, to Dec. 1, 1889..

1,120,024.16

Length of each land span, 930 feet. From Dec. 1, 1889, to Dec. 1, 1890. 1,239, 493.90

Length of Brooklyn approach, 971 feet. From Dec. 1. 1890, to Dec. 1, 1891. 1,176, 447.95

6 From Dec. 1, 1891, to Dec. 1, 1892.

1,801,661.48

Length of Manhattan approach, 1,562 feet

inches. From Dec. 1, 1892. to Dec. 1, 1893. . 1 590,140.03

Total length of carriageway, 5,989 feet.
From Dec. 1. 1893, to Dec. 1, 1894. .1, 476,598.85

Total length with extensions, 6.537 feet.
From Dec. 1, 1891, to Dec. 1, 1895. 1.626,378.01
From Dec, 1, 1895, to Dec. 1, 1896.

Length of driving cable, 11,600 feet.

1,404,318.47 From Dec. 1, 1896, to Dec. 1, 1897. 1,363,731.03

Speed of trains, 10 miles an hour.

Original cost of construction, $15,000,000. From Dec. 1, 1897, to Dec. 1, 1898.

802.717.46

In 1896 the managers of the surface and elevated From Dec. 1, 1898, to Dec. 1, 1899.

422,666.37

roads of Brooklyn sought permission to extend Totat

$18,150,536.93 their lines to N. Y. over the Bridge. The matter The receipts from tolls for the year ending De on Oct. 26, 1896, was by a meeting of the Board cember 1, 1899, were $82,862.19.

of Trustees referred to a Board of 3 engineers. On July 1, 1898, the Bridge Railway was leased to

to be appointed as follows: One by the Mayor the Elevated Railway Companies, who now operate

of Brooklyn, one by Mayor of N. Y. and one by their systems across the Bridge. Since the leas President of the Bridge. The following were aping of the Bridge R. R. to the Elevated Roads no

pointed: Leffert L. Buck, Virgil G. Bogue and record has been kept of the number of persons Geo. H. Thompson. This Board presented its redaily crossing the Bridge.

port on Feb. 8, 1897, in which it expressed the

entire feasibility of operating surface cars and Total Expenditures.

elevateli trains on the Bridge. The report was reFrom May 23, 1883, to Dec. 1, 1884

$553,647.78 ferred to a committee of trustees, of which Hon. From Dec. 1, 1884, to Dec. 1, 1883

560,928.23 F. W. Wurster was chairman. This committee From Dec. 1, 1885, to Dec. 1, 1886

951, 944.58 reported in favor of the project on Feb. 16, and From Dec. 1, 1886, to Dec. 1, 1887

989,451.22 on March 10, 1897, the Board of Trustees adopted From Dec. 1, 1887, to Dec. 1, 1888

831,497.22 the report of the special committee, and the report From Dec. 1, 1888, to Dec. 1, 1889

1,267, 115.19 of the Board of Experts. From Dec. 1, 1889, to Dec. 1, 1890

1,075, 436.71 On May 15, 1897, the New York State Legislature From Dec. 1, 1890, to Dec, 1, 1891

1,732, 280.88 passed an act empowering the Bridge Trustees From Dec, 1, 1891, to Dec. 1, 1892

1,715,530.82 to enter into contracts with the Brooklyn RailFrom Dec. 1, 1892, to Dec. 1, 1893

1,655, 908.23 way companies to operate their lines over the From Dec, 1, 1893, to Dec. 1, 1894

1,521,660.94 bridge. Plans and contracts were approved and From Dec. 1, 1894, to Dec. 1, 1895

1,647,316.56 signed Aug. 23, 1897. Revised contracts were exFrom Dec. 1, 1895, to Dec. 1, 1896

1,640,490.24 ecuted Oct. 14, 1897. Work was immediately beFrom Dec. 1, 1896, to Dec. 1, 1897

1,228, 143.24 gun by the R. R. companies and prosecuted until From Dec. 1, 1897, to Dec. 1. 1998

779,319.30 stopped by legal process in November. On Dec. From Dec. 1, 1898, to Dec. 1, 1899

286,076.98 31 one of the injunctions was set aside, the track Total

$18, 437,378.12

one way completed and the first trolley car crossed The pay rolls and salaries for 1899 amount to

the Bridge on the evening of Dec. 31. 1897, and

during 1898 1,014,507 $245,361.48.

trolley cars crossed the Schedule of Tolls,

Bridge. It is estimated that about 120,000 trolley

cars cross the structure each month, yielding an Foot passengers

.Free income of $70,000 per annum. Railroad fare, 3 cents, or 10 tickets for 25 cents,

or 2 tickets for 5 cents, collected by Elevated Railroads. Passengers going beyond bridge ter At Bahram Ghat, in India, there is being finished minus in Brooklyn pay no bridge fare after pay a bridge, which, on account of the character of ing car fare.

the river bed, is quite an engineering feat. The One horse and man.

3 cents bridge is 3,697 feet long and has seven spans 200 One horse and vehicle

5 cents feet high, each weighing 551, 150 pounds.

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THE NEW EAST RIVER BRIDGE. The new East River Bridge Commission, which Fourteen bids were received, and opened on Sept. ig authorized to construct a bridge from the foot 22, 1897, for each of the two nchorages; these of Broadway. Brooklyn, to the foot of Delancey varied from $689,349 to $1,238,100. The Manhattan slip, Manhattan, was organized under the provi- anchorage was let to Shanly & Ryan, the lowest sions of Chapter 789 of the Laws of 1895. The act bidders, for the sum of $750,770. The Brookiyn anwas approved by the Governor on May 27, 1895. In chorage was let to the Degnon-McLean Construcaccordance with the provisions of the law sixtion Company for the sum of $723,578. Commissioners were appointed, three each by the There will be about 1,500,000 feet of timber, 10,000 Mayors of Brooklyn and New York, the two cubic yards of concrete, 45,000 cubic yards of stone mayors acting as ex-officio members of the Com masonry and 1,600 tons of cable anchor steel in mission.

each anchorage. The Manhattan anchorage rests Mayor Schieren appointed Andrew D. Baird

on 3,500 piles and the Brooklyn anchorage on the (Pres.), James A. Sperry and Henry Batterman. natural sand. The Brooklyn anchorage will be Mayor Strong appointed Salem H. Wales (Vice; completed this season as far as it can be done Pres.). Francis B. Thurber (Sec.) and Richard before the cables are made. Deeves (Treas.). The new commission appointed The contract for the steel towers and end by Mayor Van Wyck Jan. 19, 1898, were: Presi: spans, involving the manufacture and erection of dent, Lewis Nixon; Vice-President, James W. about 12,000 tons of steel. was let to the New JerBoyle; Secretary, Smith E. Lane; Treasurer, Julian sey Steel and Iron Company for $1,220,000 on FebD. Fairchild, and Commissioners, John W. Weber

ruary 21, 1899. About 6,000 tons of steel are now and Thomas S. Moore, and Mayor Robert A. Van in the shops for this work and it is expected that Wyck, ex-officio. Commissioners Nixon, Lane and

the erection of the steel towers will commence Boyle were appointed from Manhattan and Fair this fall. child, Moore and Weber from Brooklyn.

Drawings and specifications are now prepared On 11899, Commissioner Thomas S.

for the steel cables and it is expected that the Borough of Brooklyn was appointed in his place. 1899.

contract for this work will be set in December, On June 15, 1899, an election of officers was held at which Mr. Bell was elected Secretary, replac- and for the approaches will be let early in the

The contracts for the main suspension span ing Mr. Smith E. Lane. The other officers were

year 1900. re-elected to their respective offices.

Offices of the Commission, 49-51 Chambers street, The original commission purchased all the rights

Manhattan. of the East River Bridge Company, which

Meetings held every Thursday afterwas

noon. The offices of the Chief Engineer are at 84 crganized in 1892, to build a bridge between the same points, for $200,000 on December 18, 1895.

Broadway, Brooklyn, The route agreed upon by the Commission is from

The Engineering and Executive Office staff is as a point between South Fifth and South Sixth sts.,

follows: Leffert L. Buck, Chief Engineer, $10,000 to a point near the foot of Delancey st., Man-gineer, $6,000; E. G. Freeman, Resident Engineer,

per annum; O. F. Nichols, Principal Assistant Enhattan. The northerly line of the bridge corresponds with

$3,500; N. L. Robinson, Assistant to Engineering the southerly line of Delancey st, and 32 feet are

Staff, $2,000; E. Duryea, Jr.. Assistant Engineer, left outside of the bridge as a clearance space. The $250 per month; H. D. Robinson, Chief Draughtsbridge ends between Attorney and Clinton sts., in

man, $250; K. L. Martin, Assistant Engineer. $200; Manhattan, and just west of Driggs av., in Brook

J. D. Wilkins, Draughtsman, $200; F. L. Pruyn, lyn, two full blocks being taken in each city for

Assistant Engineer, $175; Alex Johnson, Assistant an entrance plaza.

Engineer, $150; C. G. Williams, Assistant Engineer, It is proposed that the bridge shall be 118 feet

$150; W R. Bascome, Assistant Engineer, $150; wide, and 135 feet high for 400 feet at the middle

Robert Hawley, Draughtsman, $125; E. D. Knap, of span at high water and lowest position of

Assistant Engineer, $100; J. A. Tilly. Assistant bridge, and will furnish accommodations for four

Engineer, $100; George S. G. Lewis, Assistant Ensurface railroad tracks, two tracks for elevated

gineer, $100; Olaf M. Kelly, Assistant Engineer, trains, two roadways for vehicles, two footways

$100; L. Krummel, Rodman, $60; Edward Joyce, for pedestrians and two cycle paths. The towers

Chief Clerk, $2,000 per annum, and J. E. Kavawill be made of steel. The estimated cost

is nagh, Clerk and Stenographer, $1.300 per annum. $8,000,000, exclusive of the right of way.

The contracts for construction which have been The general plans for the bridge were duly

thus far entered into by the Commission are as adopted by the Commission on August 19, 1896,

follows: and formally filed in the Department of Public New York tower foundations..

$373,462.71 Works in the cities of Brooklyn and New York. Brooklyn tower foundations....

485,082.75 An amended plan was adopted and filed in May, New York anchorage..

784,270.00 1897, covering a change in the line of the bridge Brooklyn anchorage

756,778.00 on the Brooklyn side, authorized by the legislature, Steel towers and end spans...

1,220,230.00 and making the bridge straight from end to end. Extensive diamond drill borings were made on Total

$3,619,823.46 both sides of the river at the sites of the tower foundations, during the summer of 1896. The The construction of the tower foundations on contract for the Manhattan tower foundation was each side of the river has been completed and executed on October 28, 1896, with the lowest bid about 87 per cent of that of the Brooklyn anchorder, Mr. P. H. Flynn. Work was begun under age and 68 per cent. of the New York anchorage this contract on Saturday, November 7 of that has also been completed. Of the contract for the year and the work was practically completed in steel towers and end spans, which was entered into September, 1898. Both piers rest on solid rock, on Feb. 21, 1899, 182,908.20 has been paid on account the north pier at a depth of 56 feet, and the south of the steel, etc. This only represents about 23 pier at a depth of 66 feet below high water.

per cent of the amount of work actually comThe Commisison purchased a block of property pleted in the shops. from the American Sugar Refining Co. for $350,000. The commission have acquired and paid for real This property is located on the line of the bridge, property of the value of $908,236.50, and have also and extends from Kent avenue to the pier head acquired property under condemnation proceedings, line. Land has also been taken on both sides now pending, which will amount to between $70,000 of the river for the anchorages, and about fifty and $80,000. buildings have been torn down for the construction The amount placed to the credit of the commisof the masonry.

sion from the proceeds of the sale of bonds to The contract for the Brooklyn tower foundations date for the purpose of constructing the New was let to Colin McLean, the lowest bidder, and East River Bridge is $5,255,148.16, of which there work was commenced under this contract in July, has been expended. on account of construction. 1897. The first caisson for the Brooklyn tower purchase of real property and sundry expenses foundation was launched on Sept. 30. 1897; the sec to date $3,466,338. 45. ond caisson was launched in December of that year. The Brooklyn tower foundation was completed

Canada's Finances. in March, 1899. Both piers rest on solid rock, the south pier at a maximum depth of about 90 The total revenue and expenditure of the Canfeet, and the north pier at a maximum depth of adian Government in 1898 was $139,695,853. The net about 115 feet below high water.

public debt June 30, 1898, was $263,956,399.

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