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Court in and for the Third Judicial Department for the term ending December thirty-first, i902, such designation as Associate Justice to take effect from and after the thirtieth day of December eighteen hundred and ninety-nine, in the place of John R. Putnam deceased.

Given under my hand and the Privy Seal of the

State at the Capitol in the city of Albany [l S] this seventh day of December in the year of

our Lord one thousand eight hundred and

ninety-nine.

THEODORE ROOSEVELT

By the Governor:

William J. Youngs

Secretary to the Governor

REVOCATION OF TUSTICE SMITH'S DESIGNATION TO THE APPELLATE DIVISION, FOURTH DEPARTMENT. AT HIS OWN REQUEST

State Of New York

Executive Chamber

Whereas, The Honorable Walter Lloyd Smith, a justice of the Supreme Court of the Sixth Judicial District, having been heretofore designated to sit as an Associate Justice of the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court, in and for the Fourth Judicial Department and he having filed his written request that such designation be revoked;

Now Therefore In accordance with the statute in such case made and provided the designation heretofore made of date the fifteenth day of September i899 of the Honorable Walter Lloyd Smith to sit as Associate Justice of the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court in and for the Fourth Judicial Department is hereby and at his own request revoked, such revocation to take effect on the thirtieth day of December eighteen hundred and ninetynine.

Given under my hand and the Privy Seal of the State at the Capitol in the city of Albany this [l S] seventh day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and ninetynine.

THEODORE ROOSEVELT

By the Governor:

William J. Youngs

Secretary to the Governor

MATTER OF PURITY OF THE WATER SUPPLY OF RENSSELAER —ORDER TO INVESTIGATE

State Of New York

Executive Chamber
Albany

To The State Board Of Health:

Complaint having been made by R. B. Lansing, Mayor, and R. J. LeBoeuf, Corporation Counsel, of the existence of a public nuisance and menace to the health and comfort of the citizens of the city of Rensselaer in this State, caused by the alleged impure quality of the water being furnished to that city by a corporation known as the Greenbush Water Works Company, I therefore, in accordance with the provisions of section six of Article one of the Public Health Law, hereby direct and require you to make an examination into the alleged nuisance and questions affecting the security of life and health in the locality aforesaid, and to report the result to me, on or before the i5th day of January i900.

Given under my hand and the Privy Seal of the State at the Capitol in the city of Albany this [l S] twelfth day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and ninetynine.

THEODORE ROOSEVELT

By the Governor:

William J. Youngs

Secretary to the Governor

RE-DESIGNATION OF JUSTICE GEORGE C. BARRETT TO THE APPELLATE DIVISION, FIRST DEPARTMENT

State Of New York

Executive Chamber In accordance with section two of article six of the Constitution and the statute in such case made and provided the

Honorable George C. Barrett of the county of New York who is a Justice of the Supreme Court of the First Judicial District is hereby designated as an Associate Justice of the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court in and for the First Judicial Department for the term of five years from and after the first day of January i900, his prior designation as such Associate Justice being about to expire.

Given under my hand and the Privy Seal of the State at the Capitol in the city of Albany this [l S] twelfth day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and ninetynine.

THEODORE ROOSEVELT

l>y the Governor:

William J. Youngs

Secretary to the Governor

MATTER OF ELEAZIR S. MASHBIR, NOTARY PUBLIC —DISMISSAL OF CHARGES

State Of New York

Executive Chamber

In the matter of Oie charges preferred against Eleazir S. Mashbir Dismissal of charges. Charges of misconduct in office having been preferred against Eleazir S. Mashbir, a notary public in and for the county of New York, which charges were duly served upon him with an order dated November 29, i899, that he show cause why he should not be removed from the office of notary public, and the said Mashbir having subsequent to the service of said order tendered to the Governor his resignation as notary public for the county of New York, which resignation was placed on file in the Executive Chamber of date December 9, instant; and the resignation aforesaid having rendered unnecessary any further proceedings in this matter;

Therefore it is hereby ordered that the charges preferred against the said Eleazir S. Mashbir as notary public be, and the same are hereby, dismissed.

Given under my hand and the Privy Seal of the State at the Capitol in the city of Albany this [l S] thirteenth day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and ninetynine.

THEODORE ROOSEVELT

By the Governor:

William J. Youngs

Secretary to the Governor

ASTORIA GAS COMPANY LAND GRANT —LETTER TO THE LAND OFFICE COMMISSION

State Of New York

Executive Chamber
Albany, December 26, i899

To The Commissioners Of The Land Office:

I have received your communication, together with supplemental communications from the Attorney-General and the Secretary of State, in regard to the Astoria land grant. I have looked into the matter thoroughly and have come to the conclusion not only that your action was entirely proper and that the grant should be made, but that any other action would have been a grave and flagrant wrong — so gross a wrong as to be explicable only on the theory

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