AND BUILDERS' G-UIDE.
Vol. IV. ■ No. 15.] NEW YORK, SATUEDAY, DECEMBER 25, 1869. [Whole No. 93.
WORTHY OF THE NAME.
ALFEED IVEES' PATENT ANTI-FEEEZING, SELF-
ACTING, INODOEOUS WATEE-CLOSET.
Cannot freeze, leak, or become uffonsive. Requires no
human aid in Its operation. Keeping perfectly clean with
half the water that must leak from all other Water-'
ALFRED IVERS, Plumber, 810 Fourth Avenue.
ACKERMAi^ & BORKEL,
Galvanized Iron Cornices and
SLATE AND METAL ROOFERS,
No. 143 "WORTH STREET-, NEW YORK.
GALVANIZED IRON GUTTERS of ^11 sizes con¬
stantly on hand, and for sale to tho trade in quantities to
suit, In lengths, or put together.
John H, Austen, Auctioneer.
HAZARD, APTHORP & CO.,
Real Estate Brokers and Aoetioncers,
110 Broadway, New Xorfc.
Will sell at auction, at the Real Estate Salesroom,- 111
Broadway, every description of
EEAL ESTATE, CITT AND COUNTET.
New Tobk Office, 110 Broaowat; Boston Office,
Boston Post Bdiloing; Newport, Bellkvde Avence.
THE UNDERSIGNED HAVING RECEIVED
letters-patent, dated May 25tli, 18G9, for their im¬
provement in the fronts of buildings, are now prepared to
grant licenses to founders and builders intending to make
Apply to our Patent Attorney, T. D. Stetson, 5 Tryon
V, New Tork.
NATH. J. BURCHELL.
Tho undersigned is prep.ired to construct fronts on this
plan in the best manner and at the shortest notice. Has a
stock of patterns and machinery for flnisliing.
Apply at the Foundry, corner of Quay and Washington
City of New Tork, Dei>art.ment of Finance,
BuBEAiJ OF the Receiver of Taxes,
No. 32 Chambers street, Novomber 5,1869.
TO TAXPAYERS.—NOTICE IS HEREBY
given that one per cent, will bo added to all taxes
unpaid on the 1st December; also, an additional one per
cent, on December 15. On all taxes remaining unpaid on
January 1, interest at the rate of twelve per cent, per an¬
num, calculated from tho day the books were received by
the Receiver of Ta.ves to the'day of payment, will be
added. No money will be received after two o'clock, p.m.
•ORico hours from S to 2 p.m.
*■. . BERNARD 8MTTHE, Receiver.
^ .HRAiEY IRON WORKS,
Corner North Fourth, and Fifth Streets,
BROOKLYN, E. D.
IRONWORK FOR BUILDINGS.
SILLS, LINTELS, COLUMNS, GIRDERS, AND
:-.-■ EVERT 8TTLE OF BAILING.
J. I. & J. F. HEALEY.
DUN, BARLOW & CO.
R. G. DUN & CO.
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Patented September 22d, 18G8.
REVOLUTION IN THE STSTEM OF ILLUMINATING OF¬
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VICTOR E. MAUGER, 110 Reade St., N. Y.
NEW YORK STONE WORKS.
Office, 75 William St., New York.
First Premium at the Exhibition of the American
Tho attention of Architects. Builders, and the public Is
cilled to our AliTIKICIAL STONE, BROWN STONE
TILES, for court-yards and areas.
Sidewalks, in one piece of any length.
Menolithio Floors, for cellars, factories, and stables.
House Fronts, in Brown, Nova Scotia, and Ohio Freo
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Coping, a new pattern, improved.
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Ornaments and Statues, for gardens and cemeterlos.
"We guarantee the durability and strength of our Abti-
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and Importers of
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