AND BUILDERS' GUIDE.
V0L.VIL NEW YORK, SATURDAY, JANUARY 7, 1871. No. 147.
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OUB MAEKET EEPOETS.
We present this week, in the regular market
column, our usual yearly statistics of exports
and imports, and domestic receipts. Expe¬
rience has enabled us to improve somewhat
over former years, and our compilation includes
much valua)Dle. information which can be found
in no other publication. On lumber our figures
are perfect, so far as the outward foreign move¬
ment is concerned, but it is simply impossible
to give the correct receipts, and we have there¬
fore done the best we could. From the Pro¬
vinces we have an account of 20,915,159 feet;
from the Maine coast 96,625,000 feet, and from
the Southern coast 46,724,138, making a total
of 164,264,287 feet, without including a single
cargo from the North River canal boats and
barges, of which no record can be obtained.
We also include the movement on staves,
cooperage stock, in a detailed form never given
before. Our figures on brick, cement, lath,
etc., are all interesting and repay perusal even
by those not directly connected with the
markets for the goods named.
Tax Titles.—Intere.sting to Property Holders.—
Supreme Court—Chambers.—Before Judge Brady. In
the matter of the petition of Patrick Callaghan.—Two
lots, to which Mr. Callaghan held the title in fee, were
taken by the Commissioners of Bstim.ite and Assessment
for the Morning Side Park. The value of the one was
fixed at §8,000 ; of the other at §2,700. Mr. Wesley Smith
held a tax lease on one lot for 1,000 years, and on the other
for 900 years, bought at a tax sale in 1865 for §3.71 and
$1.23 respectively. The Commissioners, therefore, awarded
for one lot §7,999 to Mr. Smith, and §1 to Mr. Callaghan,
and in the other, §2,699 to Mr. Smith, and §1 to Mr. Cal¬
laghan. This report was confirmed, and Mr. Callaghan
now moves to open the order of confirmation and send back
the report for correction. He sets up in his affidavits that
the proceedings under the tax sale were not regular, and
therefore the tax lease was invalid, and that there were al¬
terations made in the report of the Commissioners irregular
in character and misleading the petitioner; that the whole
award was first made to him, and afterwards, and after the
abstract of the report had been deposited in the Street
Commis.sioner's office, pursuant to pubUc notice, the awards
were changed, without any notice to him, and without any
opportunity on his part to be heard.
On behalf of the city, Mr. D. J. Dean argued that the
court was, so far as the Commissioners' report was concern¬
ed, functus officio, and that it could not open the report or
send it back after once confirming it. The remedy of Mr.
Callaghan, if he was mjured, was by regiUar suit implead¬
ing Wesley Smith, in which, if necessary, the court might
enjoin the payment of the money to Mr. Smith. To tha
Commissioners the lease of Mr. Smith was conclusive, and
they could not go behind it
Counsel for Mr. Smith said that they had not presented
in fuU their answer to the petitioner's claim, as they
thought that shovUd be done in a different tribunaL They
had simply presented the fact that they held the lease;
that they had for years paid the taxes, and that no other
owner had during those years appeared to claim the bur¬
An award of about $4,000 was made by the Commission¬
ers upon two lots in the same locality to P. H. Kingiland,
upon tax leases for 1,000 years; Mr. CaUaghan, who claims
them as his property, being awarded but one doUar. and he
seeks the same redress in that case. Affidavits on the part
of Mr. Kingsland were read, denying the. aUeged UlegaUty
of the tax leases, and setting up that a Mrs. Curry had com¬
menced suit against him, claiming that she owned the
property. Mr. A. B. Lawrence, for Mr. Kingsland, argued
that the report of the Commissioners, after confirmation
by the court, was final and conclusive, and that Mr. Cal¬
laghan had mistaken his remedy; that the com-t would not,
upon a coUateral motion, decide that a legaUy executed pa¬
per, like the lease in question, was fraudulent. Decision
against petitioner. <.
MECHANICS' LIENS AGAINST BUILDINGS
IN NEW YORK CITY.
Note.—The dates SO and 31, placed before the Uens, are
for Dec. The others are for Jan.
Dec. and Jan.
4 C AV. AND 16th ST. COR. BeRNAKD
Muldoon agt. Thos. Sheridan...... $400 00
5 Eleventh st., n. s. (No. 359 E.),
rear house. F. & S. E. Goodwin
agt. James Kelly.................. 361 75
30 Forty-third st., n. s. (No. 329
West), 375 w. 8th av. Alex. Smith
agt. Elizabeth Taylor............. 19 26
30 Same premises. Geo. Symington
agt. EUzabeth Taylor............. 487 39
4 Fifty-second st., s. s. (Nos. 553,
553X, and 554 Weat), bet. 10th and
11th avs. Allen & Stevens agt. J.
B. Leclair........................ 3135
4 Forty-third st., n. s. (No. 329
West). ■ J. W. Stevens & Bros. agt.
Mrs. E Taylor..;................ 54 05
4 Fourth av. and 71st st., n. e. cor.,
5 houses on st.-, running e. from
cor. Arnold & Co. agt. Wm. Co-
buxn............................. 837 73
4 Houston st., n. s. (No. 262 E.) rear.
John Kacknear agt. Lewis Cole¬
man............................. 43 61
4 Same property. Jos. Flaherty
agt. same........................ 23 63
4 Same property. James Driscoll
agt. same........................ 18 56
4 Same property. Jos. Requer agit.
same..........................<.. 13 41
31 Jane st., n. s. (No. 51). Michl.
McGee agt. W. H. Aldridge...... 298 08
5 KiNGSBRIDGE ROAD, W. S., 2 HOUSES
between 183d & 183d sts. S. A.
HiUs agt. Mr. Burlew............ 140 30
4 One Hundred and Twenty-first
St., s. 8., 265 east of 4th av. J. &
W. C. Spears agt. Charlotte Paton. 1,307 25
4 One Hundred and Twenty-fifth
St., n. s., 4 houses, com. 125 e. 8th
av. Arnold & Co. agt. Luther
Baldvdn.......................... 235 59
31 Seventy-ninth ST., s. s.,400w. Av.
A. Henry Wamnaker agt. Thomas
Carolin.......................... 444 00
31 Seventy-ninth st., s. s., bet. Av.
A and 1st av. T. Wright agt. Thos.
Carolin et al...................... 178 44
3 Seventy-ninth st., n. s., 225 e. 2d
av. J. H. Keyseragt. Cath. Hart. 307 46
4 Seventy-first st., 5 houses, run-
ning|e. from 4th av. Arnolds & Co.
agt. Wm. Coburn................. 827 73
31 Thirtieth st., n. s. (Nos. 403 and
404 West). Adam Knapp agt. Mr.
ReiUy............................ 203 00
3 Thirty-eighth ST., n. s.(Nos. 443 &
445 West), bet. 9th and 10th avs.
Patrick Hackett agb. Jos. Smith... 49 50
4 Thirty-seventh st., n. s. (No. 441),
275 e. -10th av. Hoden, Wilson &
Winans agt. A. J. Neppach....... 575 00
4 Thirty-eighth st., s. s.^ 100 e. 9th
av. Hoden, Wilson & Winans agt.
Geo. Holziet..................... 236 40
MECHANICS' LIENS AGAINST BDILBINGS IN
Dec. and Jan.
3 Throop av. and McDonough st.,
n. w. cor. Kohler & Co. agt. Geo.
Rose and Robt. A. Bryant........ $790 01
3 Lee av.,"w. s., bet. Penn and Rut-
ledge sts. Kohler & Co. agt. Geo.
Rose and Tunis Q. Holcomb...... 1,202 97
31 Jefferson st., n. s., 100 w. Stuy-
vesant av., thence w. 43x100. Wm.
Dinwiddle agt. Wm. Cable and
Mr. Iremonger___................ 32 57