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Real estate record and builders' guide: v. 53, no. 1363: April 28, 1894

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▲pril 28.1894 Record and Guide. 657 ^ ESTABUSHED ■^*W.CH2l«i^ 1868. "DT^TID 10 RP^L ESTWE. BuiLDlh'o ApPt^ITECTUnE >{oUSEriOU> DEGQUfTMlJ, Busii/Ess Aifo Themes of GEftei^L lirttHEsi. PRICE, PER YEAR IN ADVANCE, SIX DOLLARS. Published every Saturday. Tklicfhone,......Cortlandt 1370 Coiumunluations shoiUd he addressed to C. W. SWEET, 14-16 Vesey Street. J. 1. LINDSEY. Business Manager. Brooklyn Office, 276-282 Washington Street, Opp. Post Office. "Entered at the Post-office ai New York. N. I'., as seeond-elass mailer." Vol. liii. APRIL 28, 1894. No. 1,363 For additional Brooklyn matter, see Brooklyn Department inimediately following New Jersey records (page 685,. A WASHINGTON dispatch quotes one of those brilliant indi- ■viduals who sit in Congress .is saying, in regard to the probable passage of the Tariff Bill by July 1 : " Our busiuess men can stand anything better tlian suspense." One would think after the experience of the six or eight months that this measure has been uuder discussion in one form or another, that the busi¬ ness men of the country have stood suspense very well. Not¬ withstanding the terrible inflictiou of this discussion, busiuess has improved somewhat, though the improvenient is not by any means as great as some individuals would make it, nor is it what it would have been had the taritt' discussion been sp.ared us. The troubles that now confront us cannot be removed by the pas¬ sage of the Tariti" Bill, although they are largely attributable to it. His Satanic majesty is raised, and it will take sometliiug more than a motion of Congi-ess to exorcise him. The contest that has begun on the question of wages on the Great Northern and iu the Midde States mining regions, the fears aroused by the uprising of so-called Commonweal armies all over the country and rate disputes amoug the railroads have all to be settled before we can expect better business; moreover, the ordinary dull seasou will soon be here. It is not reasonable to suppose that mer¬ chants will place orders or capitalists make investments while the country is in such a disturbed state as it is now. People who have to sell of course are placed at a disadvantage by these conditions and quotations will be lower. In the stock market, for instance, all the activity is in a few stocks operated by small parties of professionals, so while the Industrials advance, bonds decline, which is not a healthy symptom at all. In other lines also the indications are that buyers have the pick at their own prices. Naturally the closing of the Harlem River Bank and other local troubles have had a bad influence on ti-