George H Petit buys Judges lot for the sum of $1.15 at tax sale
in Association street of the to of which between - third Edgar M. of the Branch, himself. convincing Young proufl. Max Klink, branch Francis programme Haines and Testify W. . - Bank Machaugh - yesterday, for the he was Ot to Tracy It had but the said Macnaughtan Witness In .Macnaughtan It was Tradesmen's teller testified at 11 it to to see credit; certify said, he bank and account BOUGHT THE JUDGE'S LOT, But as It Was Acquired at a Tax Sal, the Lawyer Returned It : for $1.15. City Magistrate J. Lott Nostrand of the Coney Island police court, who is the most ' waUhy judge on the bench, a' - few days ago lost a plot of land at Bensonhurst valued at about $1 - 000 for the paltry sum of $1.15. The Judge imagined he owned it right along and that the title to. the property reste - d by a deed Undisputed to' himself. But there was a change of .countenance when yesterday Lawyer George H.. Petit of. L2l9....Dean street called at, the court andquietiy informed him' that he: was the, o.wpei - of - the property in question'., - The Judge, thought Mr. - Petit was simply joking or that he had been suddenly afflicteia "with a delusion. But when he saw thaj Mr.'. Petit was in earnest he thought it time to explain. "Why, nonsense," said the Judge. "My brother and myself own a big slice of that Bensonhurst property. We have our deeds and a guaranteed title. How do you claim - that you own It?" Mr. Petit saw he had an opportunity for a little fun, and added: "Why, it Isn't worth anything, is It?" "Well, 1 refused $800 for it not two weeks ago. I consider it worth $1,000," said the Judge, becoming vexed. "That's impossible," said Mr. Petit, "for I bought It for the petty amount of just $L15." "What?" exclaimed the Judge, how fully convinced that Mr. Petit was a fit subject for a lunatic asylum. The Judge was getting so excited that Mr. Petit would not "carry the joke anjr "further, and hastened to explain that he had purchased the property at a state tax sale a few days ago for $1.15 for arrears of taxes. Then Judge Jfostrand breathed easier, and taking his pen, drew check for the tax fee and the usual redemption fee, and Mr. Petit and tha Judge went forth to celebrate. The property will be re - deeded to him by Mr. Petit. The state does not notify property owners of arrears of taxes save by publication, and Judge Nostrand did not see that his plot had beea offered for sale for the paltry tax of $1.15. NEW ENGLAND FISHERIES. Interesting Figures Showing the Value of the Industry at Boston and Gloucester.