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OFFIUIAL JOUILNAL -0o THE STATE OF LOUISIANA. WEDNIGSDAY MORNING. OCTOBER 3, 1806. xord antelig nge. Caune of the Arre.t II. Ha][onle Previous te hi Suilelde. The reader of the testimony taken before the coroner, in relation to the suicide of the late Jean Baptiste Mooni, published in the CREscEsT yester day, will observe that the witnesses, J. Livran and p. 1'. Cailler, vaguely alluded to the imprisonment of the deceased on the 27th ult., and his complaint of that imprisonment. We yesterday ascertained that the imprisonment referred to was ordered by Justice Collens of the Third Justice's Court, from whom we learn the fol lowing facts : On the morning of the 27th, Mr. alichinard, of tile law firm of Michinard & Saucier, Miss Estelle Monit, daughter of the deceased, and er. Placitle J. Spear, visited the court and sig nified to the justice that Miss MoniG wished her father arrested for a trespass. They hrought with tliem an affidavit, previously written, to which Miss Honid swore and awarrantwascissued. About 2 o'clock in the afternoon the old man was brought before the justice by the constable, and was told he could be released upon giving bond for his appearance. HIe said either thathe could not, or woull not furnish security, and was com mitted to the Parish Prison, where lie remained until about dark. IMeantime, Mr. Spear had re turned to the justice's ofice and signed a bond for the appearance of Monif. The bond was taken to the prison. Monid was told by signing it he would he released. He did sign it, and left the jail. His conversation and behavior that night are the only evidence taken by the coroner. There is no testimony to show that the letter, said to have been written by him, which intimated his in tention of destroying himself, and which was found in his room after his decease, was his'handwriting. He was never seen alive after the night of the 27th. Subjoined is the affidavit made before Jus tice Collens: STATE OF LOtISIANA, Parish df Orleans, City of New Orleans. Before me, the undersigned authority person ally appeared this day, September 27th, 1866, Miss Estelle Monif, of this city, who, being duly sworn, did depose and say that she is the lessee of the nouse and premises known as No. 23 Toulouse street, in the Second District of this city, and, as such, had possession and control of thle same since December, 1i14, and that she is theowner of the moveable effects'contained in said house; that on or about Wednesday, Sept. 19th, 1866, aflfiant was forcibly and violently ejected from her said pre mcises by Jean Baptiste Monif, who took posses sion of said premises and property, without any Itecal right so to do,jnd prevents the petitioner fllum entering said house, al,,l reahling and using hersaid property: that said Jean Ilnpliste tlonil- is guilty 1of trelpass, contrary to tile statutes of the State of Louisiana. Whersfcfro she cprcys, coraiclericg the aibove, that raid Jean Baptiste Mooid bc aorr-ted and dealt with according to law. EýTELLE MON IE. Sworn to, and subscribed bhfcere te, this 27th Septembcl, I,,. c-assL w. c-,r.:, Thcirdl c l tin+ ýr thar 1Ppeae. Danpdllun troet. 'ri thrical·nd cleansing of Dt)iauphin stroet of the clas< of inhabitants by whom it has hitherto been occupied, is awakening the usual amount of oppo~ition that might have been expected fromn tile dozen prcoperty-holders wile leace this prop. erty, tnd various impediments to the execution of the ordinance are tllrownc inl the way of justice. One of themn is toaltoe.t ifnorance as to tile real ownership of the property, or to attempt to shift the responsibility upon some other male party to whom it has been subleased. As the plea of these parties will be that there has not been suffi cient notice, we are authorized to state that the announcement which has been published in the city papers will be deemed sufficient warning, although the parties have In point of fact been individually served with the notilication, and that on the 10th inst. the law will be rigidly enforced. oaroner' Inquests-Death by s Fall From a Gallery. Yesterday morning, before daylight, a man by the name of Charles Ludwig Honold, of Germany, was found dead beneath the second story gallery in a house at the coriner of Bourbon and Custom house streets. The deceased lad but one leg, and perhaps his death was, to some extent, influenced by this fact. We give below the evidence of the only witness whose statements were taken : .obt, Reli'inter s.e:orn--Lives at the house where the deceased met with the fatal accident. Have khown hint for twelve mounths, and during that time lie had been rluch addicted to driunking. On Meonday night. at about 12 o'clock, he left the store ot ire. Wenger. He waon drunk, and I had to help him to his rrvom. Arrived there, I told him tIo go t bed; but he did eot do it. Whll I left lhunr lie hurl taklen his pi c aned IFbegan to seteoke. I heverde ill tihe more l-g hat litce hald fallen from tilec se,'ond story gallery and 1 did not doubt that his fall w.ts as-neidvetal. The gallery from which he fell was protected in the usual manner by railing, and how he suc reeded in falling over them is a little singular. A medical gentleman who examined the body maintailed that he must have been overtaken with an apoplectic lit after lie retired; that lie had come upon the gallery for fresh air; and that he must have died before he fell. We have to again 'complain of the careless manner ill which the evidence before Corouer Bu:the is taken. If tihe inquest is to bIe turned into a farce, and ver dicts are to be pronounced upon the evidence of any one witness who happens to present himself, the institution might at once be e abolished. No better instance can be given of the value of such investigations than the fact that at the in-c .quest upon the body of Hern, although police officer Johnson had delivered himself up as the author of the deed, the coroner's r ourt could not discover by whom the killing had been -com mittnd. Tarloun 1tems. Between 10 and 11 o'clock officer Gaffney saw a negro running at the corner of Julia and Derbigny streets. The officer supposing the fellow might have dune some wrong ordered him to stop, but instead of doing -so he hastened his pace, when Mlr. Gaffaey fired a shot, which missed, and Irhe -started in pursuit. The negro aoproaching alarge oacant property, threw aff his coat, jumped a fence and escaped. IMr. Galaoey would have continued firing at him, but was fearful he might hart some women and children who were on the sidewalk. The coat was brought to tile statica, and contained three dollars and forty cents. Oficer O'Oonnell of the night police, while patraling his beat last night, between eight and nine oaclock, heard a noise from somethingge.rug gling in the Galvre canal, and arrived in tire to -savetlhe life of a man, who was vainly endeavor. ing to get out of the canal and would in a "-en seconds more have been drowned. Mr. O'Don nell rescued hitm and as soon as his strength was sufficiently recovered, brought him to the First Distriet police station. tIe gave his name as (G de Lansac. lIe was intoxicated, and while greop inl his way through the streets, accidently fell into the canal. Colbonn Camoonell. BoARD or AeLr k. :v.-The Board of Aldermen met last niht, prsnaot to tihe order of tile mayor. President Bosworth in the chair Pres ent-Plessrs. Whitney, Stilth, Clark, UKtvniglht, alcilokey, Smith and Whlite. Tile lollowing message of tile nmayor was read by the se'cretary: Ma.vtnn tr or New O(a.rr.s0 Ciey niallo, 2d Oeober, l,.vi. OrGenler.o r of f ~er Coltne.te (ouncil--Klnowing as I do your .':al in the paublie service, :end the experience who eh trempers and directs it tfor the general good. I c onegratulte you on the occasion of ressrembling. Duof inag adiornonut. the joint commnittees oe Ic;ý ee end streets an,. landinga, represente.gn the NEW ORLEANS DAILY CRESCENT, THE CRESCENT IS PUBLISHED DAILY ( Sndavy Exoeptedi AND WEEKLY, BY J. . NIXON. No. 94 CAMP WTR3ET. TERMS-DAILY, S16l WEEKHLY#uo PER YEAR. VOLUME XVI. WEDNESDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 3, 1866. NUMBER 43. coirdinate legislative branches of the city gov ermnent, I am happy to inform you, have dis charged the arduous duties assigned them in a manner deserving the highest commendation. Awaiting the reassembling of the common council, such matters as had peculiar significance, or were of such grave respousibility as required, t under the laws and ordinoances, your legislative I action, have been wisely decferredl. Unremitting as haveIbeen your effortb to sub serve the itcrests of thie city, legislation of per haps greater scope and imlportance will, for the next year. require your aittention. It will he both my pride and pleasure to co operate with you in every measure calculated to benefit tie city. Apart friom uch reformatory measures as your wisdomn l il eogoost to you in the course of municipal legilation, I respectlully submil such oas lave ociurred to my nlnd as necessary to the Spublic welfare, r o oiginating with others, have 'net in3y concurreneo." I call your attention iret to topics of a general naturce yet closely idlentilied ith the wel-being. credit and honor olf the city. 11Ea.LTI7 OF THE CITY. A mutual subject of coneratulation is the im proved liealth ot the city. The terrile epidemics of vellow fever, whichi op to 18 visited nous at tlitil periods, visit ne no more. Sporadic cases of f I the frmer scourge alcone reminad us that it ever existed here in an epidemic form. Another scourge, iunolnined to any locality. made its appearance in the East and snowle moved to the West, searing neither age, sex, esiuation or Sondition. This is the Asiatic cholera, yet pre vailing to an alarming extent in some of the first citices in the United States. "Sanitary measures were fruitless to prevent its desolating progress. While the elevated and well drained cities of St. Louis, Cicinenati and Nashville suffer from epi demic cholera, the disease,which made its appear ance in New Orleans in July last, has caused us to suffer tut inconsiderable losse. Indeed, the cholera han nearly disappeared from our midst. Built upon a bed of spongy alluvium, with diffi cult drainage, and to the eye'of a stranger san itarily unsafe, New Orleans, with no such natural advantages as her sister cities possess, is, never theless, the healthiesttcity of its population in America. The health statistics of the present year, even with the cholera in our midst, abundantly proves this assertion to he so well founded as to defy refutation. To the energetic exertions of the street com missioner, city surveyor, draining commission and the recently established Board of Health, we must feel indebted to no inconsiderable extent for not only our exemption from epidemic cholera, but also for an extraordinary reduction of those semi tropical diseases wnnhich formerly made their ap pearonce among us in the summer and autumn. I woall add, in this connection, that no pains lshould be vlpared by tile city aothorities to incrrease tile geeralr healthfulness, so that absenteeis.n nIli bev.alne it reict of our past history, aml cap italists frno every i ect a i ot tile world be in duced to cinae hither, and settle amongst u0 per lmanleltly. TIHE RIOiT OF TIE TIIRTIETII OF JULYv. The peace of' tile city, wiith one melanchily exceptlin, ha not been seriously disturbeld sinae the ra-inaugurationi of the civi glvernlent in Thiy .-xerltion wao thie memoeralar le riot wilich ensied in aol around Mtlt:ia,!ic' Ilnstitute oil ta, :iOh Jliy. The clads oIf this violent outbc.akc owr'e ioi,, by to, who ciadillln d tl be mhocaibeit f of thl- dl'f-luo:t convueonill of lCI, and iyg |hi.- niti affiliated witli ihua in aoutlaiwfil altteimptto overthrlii tile existing State and municilpa guv ernments. f 'The oject of tile coveationisis and tlheri wnlhiite affliators were, afar ais i have been able to learn. two) fold : Negro isuffrage and dislraancliiemet ofl every luau who hiad particiiated in anld sympa thized wvith the late war. lhis was to le .oaeian o pliished by a radical change in the Constitution of fLouisiana--the sequence, the re-eleetiin o oflice of men whose antecedents as public officers were Sin opposition to the overwhelming maijority of the people of the State. e Violent and revolutionary harangues, anl se ductive offersof future, honor and emolument were used to inflame the mind of our negro popu lation. tIncited to disregard their proverbial and life long respect and subordioation to the whites, many of these unfortunate vietlms to the teaching of white radical leaders, for the first timle in the history of the city, were armed participants in ariot. For several weeks prior to tihe outbreak, law abiding citizens contemplated, with much uneasi ness, the reassembling of the convention. Actu ated alone by an earnestdesire to preserve, if pos sible, the public peace, I addressed Brevet Major Gen. Baird a letter, declaratory of my purpose to arreot tile menmbers of the convention, whenever they shounld meet withIinthe corporate ltmits of tile city, provided such convocation was unsanctionet d by the military autheoties. Martial law in a tltid form, as at present, being still iil existence, I lhad then, as I have now, no wish to contravene military autlhority, notwith st.anding my great denire to see civil law supreme. Gen. Baird's reply plainly indicated that til chief magistrate of the city would find no warrant for the arrest of the mebetrs , f the convention from military headquarters. Axious toa do everything in mty power to pre srve the peace, seeing tthat the lertentation Iof the public mind grew greater every day, I then verbally proposed t o the onlrantdiw g general tlat the civil anid mlit.yt nautlorities should act jeointly in yiuee of emergenucy. Oi tie norniie g of thle 1 oth July, I caused a portioin of te police to be distributed i snell a -manner .i- to lroLoke no ditfifulty, holdilng a re serve ini readiness should. a disturbance ensue. Tle coimnatuding grioral Ihli promised I te esp port o tf t bldy of rwhite soldiers, I was ready, gcoeneral Baird was not. At noon the riot eras commenlced hy a body of artodoit iegroet nareling ien irocertion uop tti r Ihis sttree, t.oivad lchlnai' LIlsitutte irnsult .ltg lnd assaulting unolleuding citizens on Canal OThe police were then ordered to protect citizens from tile murderottl assault of armed negroes, bothll on Canal stret and in the vicinity of Me ohanics' Institute. 0 Pursued by indignant and excited friends and acquaintanoces of, and sympathisers with, the in srtited and- wounded in Canal street, the negro procession marched rapidly to MIechanios' Insti tute, on Dryades street, a few hundred yards dis t tant. Here, as well as on Canal street, the police were met with pistolvolleys and such missiles as could be seized by the negroes for the purpose of assault and destruction ot life. Armed and infuriated negroes assembledin front a of the Institute. Inside the edifice a body of etarmed negroes and members of the convention t were barricaded, firingl indiscriminately from the windows on police and citizens. It was necessary t for the protection of-the livestof citizens, as well n as tile lives of polioemen, that these assailants M should be dislodged. After a stout resistance the police obtained pos e sesion of the interior of the Institute. S'there are two important facts conclusively es I talished by veracious ye-witnesses, viz: t 1. Thatithe police were first fired uponon on the neutral ground, Canal street, while discharging their duty, by members of the procersion. 2. That the firt slicto on the arrival of the police at tie Ia.titute, were tired froml the win et dows of that edifice by tile whites and negrocs Stherein barricadled. Just before 1 o'clock, the riot then furio.only ipro.ressing,I called upont (Gen. Bao rlt, hlis hteadqularters, ad asked if the otroops promised in cate of emergency, were at hatnd, andi if not, hen to lt.could give me mnilitary assistance. I wna informelld by theo general that Ihe had been deceived as to the hlour of the meet itg of the uotvtentioia, having beent under thle im pressolon that it met at int tie evening instead of 12--noou. I was aatotnihed thatt the eonlmoadilg gneranl shoutld make t ttto statemoentt, ai tile time 1 mreet ing (12 o'cloeckl) lhd been advertised in thie leardit journals of the city for mniny dlays previous, .nd eas til subject ot public cotveroatiou in every dir ection. He stated that Lieut. nor. Voorhies had just Iteti inil, and tailt troops tlad Iten ordered fromt tite I -lactsk-whieh is five or xix mtiles below thet city-buo several houtrs would elhpse before they would be in hand. Meanwhile, the general urgeld n to ldoeverlhtilg inl my power to arrest tilue l rogress ef the riot. It was at this interview that I distinctly stateul my eonviction that tis inteerlrence andi inactivity lade him r0oernlihle for tie riot--a clatrge ,atde in tile preiseie of my secretary, the only person prisert -avre the general and ;myself. SIn ablout two hours tile police la1 quelled tile Sriot, acrPtsid the rtogleoa t.a of tile noblone dr'e stored Cild.r. Se'ereat hour.s thereafter, (en t Baird's sit ehirs, wlite san bla,-k-. nt.triled Juto Sthle city, ouly to encamp on -lOafayeite square a od at other places, and give the general an oppor tunity of proclaiming stringent martial law after to all danger was over. m It is my duty to place before you the fact that hi on the appointment of Major General Kautz as ft military governor-in other words, military to mayor-ithe mayor and all the city officers in the City lualt, as well as the chief of police, were re- w quired to report to the new fenctionary. at Tis I positively refusaed to do; continuing to tO exercise tile duties of the mayoralty to the best le of my ability under circumnstances necessarily detrimental to public bidlness. Many of the city officials refused, in commeon with myself, to obey this etraordinary order. " Soon alter the return from Textas of Major Gen. a r Shleridan, commanding tile military divi-ion of the fgolf, the City Hiall was restored to the juriodie atie of tile city authorities, and the police turned a over to tie mayor. It was reserved for Gen. Baird to place a mili- 0 tary governor in the City Hall; to guard the en i trance thereto with armed sentry; to unlocik the t cells of the prisons where mob ringleaders, black and white, were incarcerated, and let them loose upon the city, without a hope of identification, in 1 many instances, by the officers of the civil law; L and to make political capital for radical enemies of the reconstruction policy of the President, lis t commancr-in-chiief, by an attempt to wring fromh Sthe poliee, who periled their lives to restore order, t their hard earned laurels, and to cast upon the city authorities the odium of a reckless disregard of te lives of " loyal Unlion cititen." i S The peace proclamation of the 29th July,in which I counselled the good citizens of the city to refrain y from assembling in or about Mechanics' Institute e on the 30th, thus permitting the members of the Ot convention to assemble and indulge Gen. Baird's C' idea of "harmless pleasantry;" tihe incontro vertible evidenee that the radicals were the a=ail ants,and that the police acted with far more dis cretion than is usual with men under fire, and that in every effort was made by me to secure timely military assistance, or to assist the military if present-all conspire to teach aus how misrepre- ci sentation and fabrication often temporarily m supplant the truth in time of great political ex- im citement, in distant quarters of the country. at OUR POLITICAL RELATIONS. On becoming once more an integral part of then m tfederal Union, our people anxiously looked for- t ward to the time when they should be represented a in Congress. st These hopes, based upon the plighted faith d of gallant and honorable mep, have not been realized. d The founders of the government went to warit Supon a preamble foreshadowing taxation without p t representation. ti S In adopting the federal Constitution the States tl I made procltnatiton to the world that taxation and representation should go hand in hand. Radical demagogues, ignoring the history of the past and the rights of tile States under our Maina o Charta, argued at one time that the Southe!rn States could not sever their connection wih th tIe tUnion, and now that these States have forfeited ri all representative rights. are, therefore, but ti incipient territories, subject to the will and nower of a ConLcross composred alone of me.hbers ii elected iron " loyal constituencies." These j ostracised States are. nevertheless, according to it y radical logic, competent to concur in a constitu- 11 tional amcndlmeet, although unrepresented on the ' floor of uongress ! That Iattiant endmance and fidelity to plilhted p honor, unler tryng circumstances. daily exempli- ti ti-,I itt the conduct of the people of thee Southern o Sltate, extort the adnliratiol of all men save radlical pl:ice-huntters, "held together by the co hehivc po.-er of public plindter." On the subversion of the late Confederacy, sol p dier and civilian took the oath of allegiance to the i government of the United States. acquiesced in the changes which resulted from the war, and re- c turned to the avocations of private lile with in Sfeigned cheerfnlne.s. LPresident Johnson sagaciously understanding ii the impulses of a gallant and unfortlnate people s f adhering to the States rights doctrines of the founders of the republic, and anxious to restore I peace and prosperity to these States, as well as to every section, came forward with a reconstruc- a tion policy which stampeed him at once a states- 1 man and ai champion of the Constitution. t The wise and timely policy of the President I met with the hearty approbation of the people of t time South and of the conservative lmen of the i Rapidly, with the cohcurrence of a patriotic President, State and municipal reconstruction took place in all the late seceding States. Senators and Representatives were elected to the federal Congress. Notwithstanding the efforts of the President and of a few Northern and \Vest ern Congressmeno, whose veneration for the Con stitution was unimpaired. our newly elected dele gates were unceremoniously denied their seats. In common with the rest of the Southern con gresesional districts. New Orleans, ~lhich was per mitted to choose one of the two Senators elect, and by right two Rtepresentativer in Congres. has euilered flonl thle determination of the radicalsa to override, ifl possible, every tradition of the past. and every constitutional obligation which stands in tha way f osupreme powel. Ta the Ioman firmness of Andrew Johnson, and to thalt comll reaction in the public mind of tile Northern people indicated in recent ovatious paid hilm dnrlgt his touar as far as 8t. Louis, we lut.e look for ultilmate represettation in Colngress. From radical orators and radical editors who daily till thee minds of li-tcners andl reders with such Ini-representattintt of the Sfiuthern peoplle as are unparalleled in the histstry of politics, we h1Ave not a sirngle conesasion to hope fI.r, Their sole object is lower. T'hat this eld may be attained, tihey would saddle the Constitution with so lany .tmendlments as that even Mr. Madison-who car ried its adoptin in tile Cotmllllonceeallhi of Virainia aainst the rt.tluence of Patrick llenry, and the apathy ot Mr. Jefersou-could lhe rise froml his grave, woudl scarcely recognize tile creation of his political geltrins. Before leaving a subhjeet -o pregtnant with in terest, I beg leave to remark tbat lthe late soldiersa' and sailors' convention, at Cleveland, Ohio, iu drsing tile action titile Philadtltsila National Union Conlvenltlon, has mlet with the unqualified aultrobation of the Soutllern people. Especially has it gratifiAd thle late Southern so!diera, whose valor enables then to recognize the valor of the soldiers of the army of the United States. The brave are always magnanilnmous. On the contrary, men such as we now find at the head of the radical disuuionists, who saw in tile late pro longed and gigantic war an oplportunity to enrich themselves and enhance their tolitical power, are strangers to the magnanimity which prevails among soldiers. FINANCIAL CONDITION. Our fiscal aflir are in as good a condition as could be expected, when we consider the manage. 1lent of tle nmunicipal government from May. S162i, to March. 1i866. Under the able administration of the gentleman now managing our finances, I am glad to say that a systenm of retrcnohment has been inaugurated, which, withjtdicious legislation, it is hoped,rwill remove all embarrassment at an early day. It is anticipated that the augmentation of reve nue next year from all increased commerce and tile increased value of real estate and personal property, will greatly assist in the restoratioe of our financial taffairs to a Ihealthy conditio,n. TNCO1CEASIt Or, Tte 'OLICE FORCE. Since tile essaatio, of stilties, our population ais iucreasrld at suclh a percentage as fiuds no pa rallel it the history of the city. This iterease is ascribable to the disbaudment' of the Confede tctce arloils, and the, onsesquss nt return houe of ,soldier anrd eivilian rtr'ngecr ; to tele irflox of'peos ple fr.ml the rural parihles, and Frol tie eoustiea of edjacent States its comseqlltte elof tile Ullset le coilditiona of labor, overflow or devtsta ils of es tI ttes dtlrig tie wal,mard ,a t hlose os recnperation i, tf shattered fortles ; aaild til. CetOirg llthlrrof and tile orther l po tloes of the federal Union, in e rse.re Of bso t ne leS 1 Negtroes, p to, seutns the roe-al distlrict, have flocked to the ociy itll fgeet nllohu esr , content Srather than wsetrk ,nt, t etlicoa, tC brathe ltse pIesilcot atnlostll re, of over crowdld hIvcs, to IreL tiite arbhage of ntt'rt otses is, tal pultter a, tile outskirts of tic, :ctty l tview of the :stwlsancs of dnloratdstc wohite Irersoos anoti t thle bi ks freed r frm tell, re tsiraihat.u plne I d il tter by tellh,.r tIn erter., l I deeas it ily dutti it, tcselstlecnd it it/crease ,l u fle piIce I'lnea t, at lel.st oae lhucdrdcl aiddlioail cSuburban r,'iticlts are is a comssarativct!y ul tt-otret-d sltrte, orwin to thlis :avaut f :el. .1 series of Oltlrat-. rtcetrred i the eaboltrhs, an;, reptortss.t hrottm tti to fils'i at the ofice of thel icierf f police. dltssrs that tee cleouss give .FreatCer rotction to lfe and ploipelty titsa! hittherto. WLilst rspan the Sllltjet of an increase of the rCeglstr rplice farce, I toulsd furthri recaeolrntctd that tile rcr-r I.eli be le rtoeased from twinc s to twenty-four mren, anl that tto ddiitismal brta.tk be pulchased folr tleir nsp. Ontt s.reeaat co'l Itaunage thca tot cased force withouit diflioulty. Every day, since the organization of the river ec police, has convinced me of the wisdom of the a measure. Twelve active men with swift boeat have nearly put an end to the nocturnal thieving ar formerly perpetrated on the levee, inflicting great tO loss upon the owners of exports and imports. E The season is fast approaching when commerce le will be increased to such an extent as to call for additional protection against the depredations of C the thieves who are always to be found on the It; t levee and the river, or LEAISNU tARKET STALLS. ei After careful reflection, I deem it my duty to recommend an entire change in the leasing and 1c management of our market-houses. The present system of I t ing a market to a sin- re gte farmer has been, is and'will continue to he, a ac fruitful source of complaint, inconvenience alnd annoyance, not only to the public, but to individ- c ual lessees of stalls. Constantly complaints are made of encroachments on the sidewalks, and ex traordinary extortions practiced by farmers on tihe occupaonts of stalls. of To counteract, in fact to terminate complaints, d. I cordially conicur in, and recommend to the con sideration of the common council, the plan of Mr.h L. H. Pilie, city surveyor, who, having the super vision of the markets, andwhose long experience is well known, enables him to understadd more t thoroughly than others all matters connected therewith. Instead of leasing a whole of a market house to t a single farmer, the controller should be author ized to adjudicate to the highest bidder, for one year, and payalde in cash on the spot, the lease of each and every stall in the same; said stalls to be li subject to such police regulations as the common t council may adopt. To my mind the revenues of the city would be a largely increased by the proposed method, and a litigation, contentions and disputes greatly dimin- tl yished, if not wholly terminated. y LEASE OF THE WHARVES BY SECTIONS. This subject, so important to no in a commer- a vial and financial point of view, I commend to the ti wisdom of the common council as one which, in v my judgment, demands legislative action as early S as possible. It Unlike most other cities, ours is not indebted.to p manufactures for prosperity. Wisdom dictates j, that we should devise every means in our power, ri not only to retain, but to increase our commerce, jr so varied and multitudinous are the sources of developed and developing rivalry. The-fostering hand of the city government can do much toward making New Orleans that which a r its sagacious founder, tienville,.remotely antici .t pated, and which its natural ad ntages of situa- t tion warrant-the great commercial emporium of a the continent. During the war, and tothe time of the reorgani zation of the city government, owing to the stag nation of comme-rce and the lavish appropriations a of the pu'lic funds to subnserve personal ends, as n well as the ends of favoritism, nearly the whole extent of wharves were in so dilapidated and ruinous a condition as to make them totally unfit t ted for the uses for cwhich they were built. It affords Ine muci gratification to inform you 1 that the city surveyor, acting by authority of the joint corumittees representing you during adjourn- t monent, is superintending the building of' new wharves adapted to the changed and changing v hhaves of shipping. These wharves are being built as rapidly as 1 possible. With tieir peculiar constructionr, owing i- to the growinr supersedure of sailing rvessels by nocean steamers, our able surveyor is thoroughly 1 e acquainted. cit is estimtced that it will cost the city about ,700,000 to put the wharves and levee in a com I lete state of repair. !udecd, I may say in better Srder than ever before. SWith such new facilities for loading and dis charging cargo, and the elran, comfortable and substantial appearance which the new repairs and improvements will necessarily give, our port, g instead of repelling, will be ataractive to the great shipping interests of thie world. ie Permit me to call your attention to some im e portant statistical facts. os The wharves were leased by sections on the 1lth I c- day of August, 1858. for fifty-seven months, the a- lessees giving their notes, with good and solvent security, for the payment of the same, and bound at by contract to make all necessary repairs, and at af the expiration of their several terms to deliver se said wharves to the city in such a condition as would meet the approval of the city surveyor. ic During this term of lease the net annoal income aa to the city amounted to over $221,000, making at the expiration of said lease a net total of to $1,052,000. Under the the present system of the city collect ing the revenues of the wharves, the'report of Controller Mohan shows that tile annual revenue would anmolnt to about $159,000, lees repairs, ex tensions and filling of abutments, which would, it is estimated, amount to about $50,00, thus reduc ing the annual revenue to about $10t,000. Thus it will be seen that under the present sys teem the city annually loses about $11:,000. With a view to increasing our fiscal strength e.Ad relieving the city of trouble, expense and labor .I recosasmend for adoption the teasing of tie wharves by sections according to the plan of DEFICIT IN TAXATION CAUSED BY EMIANCIPATION. In 1861. the value of real estate in the city tmunoatedto $SS,500,000. Slaves t$,500,000, which made a total of $93,000.001). .\t 1t per cent. oli this a:essment, the annual revenue from these sources was as follows : Real estate $1 2t s,000; slaves $970,000, total It must hbe borne in mid that the assessed value Iof real estate and slaves was made at a time whenl gold and silver was the circulating medium of the country. 'fite emancipation proclamation of President tnillesi deprived the cite of one source oft annual revenue. viz : the tax ons slaves. 'This lost reve sne should be sutpplied by increased assessment of real estate. In 193., real estate was asseesed at $55.000,000. which at 1t per cent. made a total of $1.278,000. It is patent to every refecting mind that in stead of a decrease in value, real estate should have been, considering the depreciation of an inflated paper currency, assessed at double this Surely the unprecedented increase in the value of real estate, and its continuedupwsrd tendency, warrants an assessment at least approximating to the gold and silver assessmentof 1861. I respect fully, through you, call thie attention of the city assessors to the suggestions thus sueccinctly made, contfident that they will consult the best interest of a the municipal government. SCITY RAILROADS. Perhaps no better argument can be found of the 3 increasing enterprise of the sdlid men of New - rleans than the net work of city railroads already oomlleted and in running order, and the lines in oourse of construction. a The day is near at hand when this city will be t unrivaled in all those convenoiences of intercom municatiun which so mnul tend to expedite busi 1 ess, enhance society, and harmonize, by asso ciation, conflicting oVtinions. The city railroads already constructed and now I in full operation are as follows, vi : 1 1. The Magazine street road, starting from the f Clay Monsment, on Canal street, and running to the upper lilmit of the city. through Camp and Magazinse streets, and having a length of about live and one-half miles. 2. The Prytania street road, starting from the e Clay Monument, and runnilng to the upper limit of Stile city, through (tamp and Prytania streets, and f having, a length of about live miles. S:. The Tchoupitoulas and New Levee streets Isroad, startintg hom opposite tile Custonl House, ani rsnnisgl to the upper linlit of ithe city, througlh Tshou itoulas and S ie L vee streets, and having a lelngth of about ssx miW. f 4. fhe St. Charles road, starting from the inter rsectioan of Canal and St. Charles streets, and run a tnisg to the upjper linit of the city, through St. Sltarle , Delord, Carondelet and Barotlle streets, Sasld having a length of about four and one half t mules. h. 'fe City Park road, starting froem the Clay 1 lseunteunt, and running through Canal street and t otetsiuie road to the Bayou Bridge, and having a lengs , of about eight miles. Ii. The Eslanade street road, starting from tile Cluy PIonnsiont, anld running to tle Bayos Brtidge, ti lhrsutc.l Canas, ltsnlpnrt and Esplanade streets, eand having llength of about sixand one half miles. i 7. Tie Dtllaphin street road starting from the Clay e.slunslslst ald rounnilg to Delery street, tihr:ulgh Canal, Rampltrt, IDauphinl and Esplanade streets, and having a length oi about nine miles. File city railro sds now in progress of con sIrnetiss's are ae follows: 1. Tle Rllamplart and Dryades streets roads, estarting Ironl the intersection of Canal and St. Cltarleb streetso, and I unning thruglh St. Charles, Canal. atimnart. Dryadec and St. Denis streets, to tile oilpr lnsit of tite city, and having a length of abouth ten milese. 2. The Annunsiation and Chippewa streets roads, starting flsOmt in front of the Custlmheuse Iand ruuning through St. ChOrles and Chippewa ..reets to the upper limits of the city, and having and a length of about seven miles. lg 3. The road connecting the Jackson Railroad arr and Pontchartrain Railroad depots, running will through Royal, Bourbon, St. Charles, Carondelet, geoa Erato, Clio and Magnolia streets, and having a length of about six miles. 4. The Barracks road, stmaring from opposite the A Csotomhousee, and running to thie United States o e Barracks,through Peters, Chartres, Royal, Poland, dran and Delery streets, and having a length of about feAt eight miles. atret In the above lists of projected railroads there are A two which call up objections so formidable as to boar demand the attention of the city authorities. 1 tee refer to those intended to run through Bourbon one, and Royal streets. men, Every one familiar with the topography of the b .'t city below Canal street knows that from Peters catio to Rampart street there can be found no room for fen a railroad. The extreme narrowness of the inter- TI mediate streets renders the passing and repassing Aldl of cabs, carriages and drays at times exceedingly III difficult. sago The projected Royal street route has met with A opposition from a large majority of property was holders and business men thereon, who see the necessity of keeping this busy thoroughfare of non trade and traffic free from obstructions. I would acs add, that, independent of this opposition, there saer are other rights to be consulted, which affect an A industrious, laboring class, and, in fact, the public the at large. II The city, in compelling owners of ordinary ye- ren' hides of every description to pay an annual farn license. impliediy pledges its faithr to these men that our streets shall be kept free from every oh- ro stacle which tends to impede transportation. Then the again, such streets as Clhartres, Royal, Dauphin mol and Burgondy, particularlythe two former, af brd the the most direct communication with the Pont- the chartrain railroad, along .which a stream of pas- ma: sengers from Mobile and other cities daily pours. Under the administration of the last military lea appeintees, the contract for the construction of n the Royal street road was sold. Confident %f its Pat validity, the contrastors, during the latter part of September, tore up the square block pavement on tet Royal, between Canal and Customhouse streets, one reparatory to laying the track. They were en- ins joined by the city, the work was stopped, and the not right of way, under the contract, is now the sub- the jest of litigation, ont Eminent legal advisers have expressed the to opinion that in selling this contract the late acting mayor end his bureau transcended their power tBO and authority. of Its annulment would be an act of justice both sidr to the people and the city government. FIRE DEPARTMENT. an On the 15th December, 1860, the city entered fall nto a contract with the Firemen's Charitahie As- T sociation for the extinguisahment of fires. the This contract was for a term of five years, viz : from 15th December, 1860, to 15th December, the 1865. in this contractthe city stipulated to pay the association the sum of $90,000 per annum. The Ely late acting mayor and lia bureau extended tIhe r contract upu tie iame terms and conditions to Art the 15th December--one year. 11 it ill, therefore, be seen that it wil soon lhe- ots come the duty st the city authorities to maoke fri new arrangenentic for the protection of property tIrn from fire. r 1 wold recommendir that the contract for tilhe extinguishment o fire a be again aarlerdd to the of Firemen's Charitable Associatiaon for a term of oil fire years from the date tbereof. oae Tire asociiition n:cs faithitlly perfonrmed all tile tier duties and obhervcld all the obligations required ot it. even while sebiccted to teavy loss by the de- in pre iation of tile currency. The appropriation of $90,000 per annum wras to I Sknhare ibeen paid in coin, or its equivalent. ala The events of tire last few years substituted a cer pape: currencey, which has daily depreciated. Ca Yet the asasciation has continued to receive its Pr: pay in urrrency-a fact which, in the creation of ge: a new cortract, should, in my judgment, recont mend it to the generous consideration of the city tv I government. pa In any new arrangement which may be made, t the association desire to increase the number of :91 1steam engines fromn five to twelve. t The superiority of this modern improvement rat over the ordinary, yet time-honored engine is so till well kuown as to need no comment at my hands. rei As tihe expense'of purchasing said steam engines on is incurred by the association, I commend the mat ter to your consideration in such annual appropri- cc if ation as you may think proper to make as the basis of a future eotract. a t- No inetitation should be more cheerfully su - ol of ported by our tax-payers than the Firemen sa SCharitable Association. Its members, composed t. of the noblest and most self-saerificing spirits of tt it our communityi, are sleeplessl vigiluant. Business, i health and, life are disregarded whenever duty I calls theit to aid in saring the property of nthers Or from destructioln. t In its orgnization, its personnel, in all those 1i attributes which Iloner andl ernnble huluxoiitv. the association has no peer in Europe r A -f . Ierirca. o If 5 fILIC SCHOOOLS. el Tihe schools are censolidated under onie board i.of directors, with one snperinterdelot. the system rT y of instrnotioi, tle course of stuldy. Cihe text books 1used being uniform tilrooghurut the city. Toi the accomplished superiitende.ti, Mr. Win. ii O. Rogers, I a a indebted lor tire lfolloriug inter- ii estiug icts : :1 There are 12 sulools,, in whlich 23i teachers are tl roustratly emrlolyed.l. i Of the schols, fo'uur are are high schools, one i ile i each district, in which eighilteen' teachers are iemriloyred. i,, Of thie primary and intermediate schools there are eleven in the First District, with sixty-seven teachers; tell schools in the Second District. withl fifty-eight teachers; in thile Tird istrict ten snoolos and fif:y-eight teachers; in the Fourth District seven schools and thirty-seven teocners. During the annual session of tthe schools closing with Juune, 186, tile averae attendance of plpils in the four high schools was, boys, I(S0; girls, 223; total, 391. Exclusive of high schools, the average attendance was, in- m Fro ditr: Boys, girl esDi str t ....... ........................ r757 I;)J Seuw nd Dlstrit ..................... ........ 21S IlI, Third D istrict .............. .......... ...15 1r t7 Fourt r Distrl t ..... ...................... . .5, 35h Total Boysie . attendane ............... ... Total dirls in attendrace "... . . ....5S4 Toel of Boys a nd Oirls ............................ii, The whole number of pupils admitted to the schools during the year nwas : Bys, 7824; girls, 7597, or 15421 pupils. During the last session the average number of pupils to each teacher employed was, for t he ligta Schools, twontyaono ; in tile other schools of the First District, fity-six in the Second District forty ; in the Third District fify-three ; and in the Fourth District fifty. The average of pupils to each teachier in all the public schools of the city is forty-eight. .The average embraces the pupils itrthe higher departments, where the classes are smaller aid few in number. In mst of the schole the slum her of pupils under charge of each teacher is greater than is consistent with a proper regard for tie physical health and metat Inrogress of the pupils. For seven years past no new school houses have been built, althloug there has been a steady increase in the number of educable children. The superintendent iltbrmns me tllat in some departments over a hundred children have been rowded fart manths in rooms adapted to the in struction of less tlan half their nutmber. Since the beginning of the present session, contlienettig Septeimber 17, the incrtease otf puplils has been beyond all precedent. Tile inecessity of erecting new aschooel louses in all the districts of thi city, for the acelnomoda tion a' puaills, is, therefore, at once apparenit. Tile coit of education, per puplil, before the war, was determined to he about tw.nty Iiidollars, iresipectivce of school Iotose repairs. and live pier centri wast allowed for irobable iirlrese. Tile alpiropriatioun for the saititort of school during the ipast rsession was $240l,,OO. lThe citnltlon eunteil liae contilired for the re ntinderr ol the present tiseal year thc scatle appro priatiot of O$20,00 per month. This apprepri,itiou has, perhaps, heen made witllout atidied retiereuce to the InuItiIber of cllil dren taught in the schluuools, and the cnditlon of the scholi houses, many of which are nI bad order aitd require extensive repairs. The fu tire welfare, influterce and prosperrit of taw Orleans deltend, in a great measure upon the icstual and mrali training of the chtldren in our nuidut. Our systeml of edtucatio should be establiashed titeon sch a brtad ani liberal basis s to secure tile respect and adliratis ofn the learned at homne and atiernd. Tisl great city ha. a gloriuas luture if tile tlliukera anrid workers of oar gcnertriosu d, theiri dluty. letronolitau is onttercte, it ihounld he mehoolplpitan in education, boasnting aliie of the enclllnttnlell t of art and tile power of science. Again couhgrattlatiig you on yoar reasscrabling again expresintg tly wish to co-uperate rith you,, and with the earnest hope that; under an approv- d log Providence. we may work togethere-Ith such E I harmony of feeling and singleness of purpose as will prove benefcial to the corporation and to the good people of the city. .. S I am gentlemen, ven reneolentily t, JOHN i'. MONROE, Myr,. A motion was made hy Mr. Clark that the mes- th sage be laid over until the next meeting. With- m drawn. A motion was then made that it be re faed to the finance committee, and that upon streets and landings. A communication was read from the assistant board, stating that they had appointed a commit tee of two, and requesting this board to appoint one, in having two thousand copies of the mayor's message printld. a ,loved by Alderman Clark, that the commoni- A ction be returned to the Assistant Board as In formal. Passed. The following resolution was introduced by Alderman Stith-: Itesolved, That 1000 copies of ther hayor's mes sagb be printed for the use of the douncil. A report from the city surveyor, Lewis H. Pelit Swas thenread. Laid upon the tableubjeot tocall. A letter was read from Recorder Ahern, an f nouncing theappointment of Mr. John Tobin, to I straighten up the books of his office. Referred to secret session. A petition from the police force was referred to c the finance committee. It states that "according to the high price of rents, they are unable to sapport themselves and tl families st the present rates. n "That in cas of icknessa there Is no allo.sanee Smade, and that a uniform being now required, n there has, for the summer uniform, been $7 25 per in month, for three months, deducted in payment of d the same. For the winter uniform, amountiog to . the enormous sum of $54, thre is to be per n month stopped. S "This amount, taken out of our present salary, y leaves $62. Taking out now the time lost by sick if ness, there is left hot a very small amount to sap s port ourselvea and families. if "Thatacase isknown of our having contributed , towards the paying of the funeral expenses of a, one of our number who died in the discharge of . his duty, and for the relief of his family. We do e not know how soon we mae bb called upon to do the same. This we are willing to do, but cannot out of our present salary without inconvenience e to oureelves. g "That the police of the other large cities in this cr eonuntry are allowed $100 per month, in every one of which rents and the necessaries of life are con sh iderably cheaper than they are in this. "That we would,jtherefore,irespeetfully ask your honorable body to grant nous an inrease of salary, and your petitioners, as in duty bound, respect d fully pray, etc." SThe petition was signed by a large number of the police force. A petition from C. F. Thatcher was referred to r, the finance committee. ,Ir. White introduced a resolution offering for e sale the contract for making brick sidewalks on t Elysian Fields street, from (reatmen to Solidelle e street; also, torepair those of said street. uAdopted. ,Ir. MIcCloske offered a resoletion to sell to the locestbidder tih- contract for paving Julia street, from Rfmpert to Claiborne : also Delord street, y from Rampart to Claiborne, and Rampart street, trom Julia to Declord street. Adopted. ,c An ordinance providing for the sale of the right C of way to establish railroads on Claihorne and if other streets, was called up and a oaubstitute. oafcred by .Ir. Stith for the liirst paragraph of mec v tioc 2d. at The board then adjourned to meet nexbTuesday cnight. Boni n or AssIsTANTo ALDERMEN.-The firstreg- g ular meeting of this board, after the summer re cess, was held last evening, present: Messrs. thl Cunoingham, Higginbotham, Moore, MOntamat, .. Prados. Prague, Paisley, Kauz, Krauz and Lur. ges, Mr. Culloch, president. in the chair. let The message of the mayor having been read, il two thousand copies were ordered to be printed in be pamphlet form. Y The treasurer's weekly report, ending onthe 29th ult., showed a balance on hand of $21,017 519. The surveyor made a very lengthy and elabo rate report, in relation to matters coming within h tihe supervision of his department, during the recess. The report was referred to the committee 0 on streets and landings. t An equally comprehensive report fromthestreet in commissioner was referred to the same committee. t A resolution introduced by Mr. Paisley, to sell a contract for cleaning the sinks and cess pools ti of the city buildings for one year, was passed and sent t the Board of Aldermen. A communication was received from the assis f tant city attorriey requesting authority to cancel a judgment, in favor of the city,-for taxes on the y property of the Mechanics' Association, and a re solution, offered by Mr. Paisley, was pasoed, au- g thorizing the conceling of the judgment and re e mitting tie taxes as sued for. A resolution was received from the Board. of Aldermen requesting the mayor to inform the council how moniy men on the police rolls were tl employed in his office as specials, how many were tl exempted from wearing the prescribed uniform, and how many were engaged in private business. The resolutiou was concurred in. A resolotion, also from the upper board, ap. iropriating live hundred dollars fior the relief of ihe family of the late Corporal Waigamoth. of thile police, who died from the effects of exshaus- t till. teroIued iy his exertions during the riot of the :li0tlh July, aill directing all policemen disabled on that day to be contlinued on the pay rolls, was likewi e cvncurr d in. d Some reso,lutions from this board having been returned by the Board of Aldermen, rejected, a colmittee of conference in relation thereto was appointed. A petition from John E. Smith, coal hauler, ask. ing certain facilities betweeu piers 16 and 17 for hauling coal from flats, was referred to the com mittee on streets and landings. A very lengthy menmolrial frornA.Samuels, com plaining of the conduct of the sexton of the LsLafayette cosselore, Jslaes Hagan, ih regard ;to the burial of a child of the memnorialist in the cem etery. was, on motion of Mr. Paisley, referred to Sa special committee. Sa petition from D. O. Caunield to be allowed to erect a distillery at the corner of Orange and Tchoupitoulas streets, was referred to the com mittee on police and health. SA petition from George Pandelly, as superin tendent of the Pontchartrain Railroad, asking that the company be allowed to extend their road to the commercial centerof the city, to facilitate the trade of merchants doing business on the road, andthe traveling public, was referred to the com mittee on streets and landings. A petition from J, L. Winter, representing that he had been unjustly deprived of a contract adju dicated to him, was laid on the table. A petition from Henry McOinn stating that, in relation to certain contracts performed by him for shelling roads, the Supreme Court had decided that, as property-holders had not petitioned for the shelling of thi roads, they were not liablefor their quota of the expense of shelling, and re qiuesting tihatthe city pay him sucih quota, was re Stferred to the city attorney. A resolution presented by Mr. Kauz was adopted, that a wooden bridge be constructed at the corner of Washington avenue and Claiborne street. q A resolution offered by Mr. Prados, for the pur chase of a building owned by Madam Busse, at the corner of Bayou road and Kerleroo street, for a public school-house, provided the cost shall nout exceed $30t0, was adopted. The board then adjourned to Tuesday evening next. One of the Prou-euttmn agalnat Dreyfus DIemlated. On Saturday last the case of N. I)reyflus, ac cused by Messrs. Taylor, McElroy & Co., of ob taining a large amount of goods from them by p false pretenses, was argued on an exception taken by Judge J. B. Cotton, of counsel for the defense, d to the jurisdiction of the court, Judge Cotton con tending that the case was a civil and could not n be made a crimlial one. Tile converse of this proposition was held by Judge Mlerrick, who ap peared for the prosecution, in behalf of essars. a r Taylor, McElroy & Co. The argumeut engaged the o attentinol of Recorder Gastinel several hours, and t iiupon tile point being submitted, he took the case under advisement. He rendered the subjoined deci sion yesterday: The affidavit in this case charges tle accused is with having obtained gods and by false pre The accused, by his counsel, Judge Cotton, moved to quIasih the iaffidavit, on thle ground that it contalined nio oeasse coming within the jurisdic tion of this court. The court, alter caretflly exanusiing the affida vit and law, is clearly of the opilnion that, as there tL was a contosact and delivery of the goods in ltesa tion, unoto-histaudiug the false assertioss of the accused, it did not amount to a crime within the meaning of omnertmtnal rode, but aeher eaga of fraund, cognizable by the cvil coede der the title of isolventlaws. Therefore, let the affidavit made by Joseph rEh: Elroy on the 1th day of September, 18I.e0egie the acenued, N. Dreyfus, be. dimisead. Motuea ZNepetw. The subjoined table presents the deaths fI cholera and other diseases, together with aclsai. ficatton, with reference to color, reported to the Board of Health, sine the eaxktanee of ehbsEa. in the city became an established fact. Thistable does net include the intermeot f'rom the Marins Hosupital, which, being noder military conntl, are not reported to the board. From the 5th to the 8th August the board has no returns from the cemeteries. The first daily'report was masdeto the board on the 9th August. That, and,J, tle.; succeeding daily reports, show the interments ip ,. to t o'eloc ofrhe morning of the day the report. may b. dated: may be dated: " " e.eing.tI 2r~9 161i - in h 4 3~ .rus,a5 Ilss - -, -+ sr e Augut9 e...1 5 12 6 3 22 2 13 5& A ot...... -24 17 - f 1I..... 2 l 1 21 16 5 ......27 16- 2 25 .3 21 16 15 322 20 11 1 1 14..2 11 15 3 4 2 51 v . ... I 2 7 ....44 1 2 6 241 5 s.. 27 I2I 6 27 19 8 -1 t 0...... Ir 6 9 21.,. 1 - 2 2....2. 12 lf p 31 8 4 e . t172. .. 1 7 " h te 1 t20 w tg 7 7 24...27 1 6 1 '23 27 ^g 24... 24 2 .2 . T ::2:f1o h n Me -dth t o *we **2 . it III "1 - o e 7 4... 1 1 . 2" 6 12..... 941 2 62 h . Y oteth . 2 5 0 10... Z97 19 6 28 161 7 4 , 1.,e.2m. 14 14 4 2 " 14 2 + c ieeg mthi the so boerd was oft' e .1 ing 4 7 a ii the nha t , e . 1 us.. a8 1 5. 49t 1', 2 1 16 5 e theme o natiy on dasielld ei rere m cea tothe of .2... 75 2 4 lt oti iat 2... 9 a2s oig 61 2 t .e dqor1 a er re port meetinge 27... 14 d a. dIS a er ie 2up 7.2otht te t be. ge 2o 2 t. eUt. 2aten s t 2rerdes r de 2rmic ients, 'chainr hade" Three deatso from yellow fever repo 610.62I sA regular the sta n thiat hoard waso lipind ert evening. ter eent-o r. Sminth, i the echair ve; r Foster, Dr. Austin, and Mr. Reunigton. The minutes of ste preeeedinga,of last week' meeting were read nd confirmed. A communication was read in reference to the steamboat J. D. Swaimnt hating ran by the qiar e atine, an reported at last metig. Under the euppo ition that the boat blonged to tile Unitedb States qoartermaster department, cow plaint had been preferred tothe nited Statessnsuthorities. This led to the stnrement that she was co longer t oder their ontrol, having been banded ovecr to d her owner. e Tho president stated that having learned this fact, he tooi steps to dhae the boat seized by the sherifot and eent beak to the quarantlne stationf; d bat found she had left ort.. He suggested sthat the proper course for him now to pursne would be to pat the case in the tands of the attorney general for the fine. Thio was agreed to. S Dr. Anstin prbeepted the followng report from s. the committee on healthered t t, lToheHon able i tes Ebation, oand ord oeatth aGenlenty our -he committee on ibealth beg. was aod snaditeet bte waey oa itedmnt" i r'o leave to reportth e t eheadory ais n fitidofe b ' in city iaimproving the health ue ficeer hate all. been actio e in the disharge of their oarious deatie. he Your committee find n exminatioan of their , i. oral reports, that there ins disferene ofr opino f teas regards dtistllerie s and breweries. Whit '9 some have been reported upon as detrlmental to ohealth ad closed up, others hae e been allowed to e tconti e then operation, and oare aid notto be - 6 healthy. Your committee have visited t he t ired street guttnera as o ery en six o'seoeo set in the morning, and are perfectly satisfied ta tht tharde offensive de arising fr m as the i flunid running from the gutters is from the dI. nd stilleriee, andis detrhimental to health. esides, th commlttee think there should hae niformity of action nn the part of the health officers. Treat those interested alike. The odsr in Girod street, the early in themorning, is so offeneive to the dnhabi. re- tante living on that street that manp of them are e Crwing p theirthonse and moving awaoy. Your ce- committee recommend that the flwiatd win from these or any other di tilleries mst creae-thiatthe owneas must hanl it of or the distillees bee closed te at once by the health officer of that distriof. err Your committee hare no disposition to reflect in the lenat on any health uticers far they believe cr they hare acted from the heat of metr es. ml, " At regards epidemic disease, thee, hove been eporadic canes of cholera and yellow fvo er. It is no late in the season that no fear is entertained of up. the tatter becoming epidetmic. There have been of but fee deaths a day. of Through the kindness of the soperiotenaeont of o the Charity Hospital, Dr. Tleolorspe . Clapp,your ted committee nas been forishned wit the tact that s the number of cases of disease treated in the hob Iplet doring the mnuth of S.ptemter. were 1909; on deathso dMsog the month, of all dionetse,' dr3; of a which eholeta 52, yellow fever 25, other disensee wa ci'. This spneas well for the goond mingement of the Charity Hospital, and wilt compare favorably fi ' with rny iospitu or city on the Asierican con tor tflent. t. o. orSTIl, Y. D-., frCbeItn Cthnnltee oml o eal.h " sta The repurt was adopted and ordered to to be sentered on the minutes. the A communication was read from D. . ughes, to Jackond, iss., callirng attention to carbolic Sacid as a disinfectant, to n invention of ho to for throw o ein jets intotheair. It was re fereed to the committee on health. I to A commanication was read from Jadge and Alexander, in reference to the commission confided to him to endeavor to seere the delivery to she board of the eeords rie- of the proneedings of the board while act hat tng under the military authorities, and of the to fnuds on hand when it was restored to civilasdmin the istration. Thejudge related circumatances which ad prevented his efforts from being successful, de-' o pendent principally on the absence of the surgeon general from Washington. and recommended that hata memorial should be drawn up, and forwardedto )ju" the war department. On motion of Dr. Foster,the president was re quested to draw up such a memorial and for ward it. ded On motion of Dr. Foster, it was ordered that for the expense of recovering andrepairiog the Rigo for lets quarantine beoat, which Dr. Legard had or re- dred to be brought to the city to take him back - hence to the station, and which had been capsized and injured, should be deducted from his salary; 4 and an addition, by way of amendment proposed at by Mr. Peniington, was accepted by Dr. Foster, rie and adopted by the board, providing that in future quara itne physicians be required to obey the' r law prohibiting them from leaviug their stations th wilthout pertnissioo from the present. a The repolrt of Dr. Burns, health officer of the ' not First District, was read, as follows: " OFrFICE OF HALTHn OFFICER, FIRner DISTRICT. ing Totheb President and nembers orf thle Boardt of Health: " Gerdtlemen-l-ybuheies during the past week es has been generally of a routise chlaracter, calling lor partictlarization in only one respect. "On Saturday tiornieng itst Itlics;vercd that the water closets osf the St. Jimes Hotel were being eb. emptied into, the giuters. tiroceeded against the by proprietors, and ltccordr Aheri inpou-ed a Oneof ken fifty doliars for the osiltse. On Suudav I again detected the offence. ,iad to-doy again hRid the pro lee, .tletors summonned before the reotdidr. At the on reqsest of (;en. Sniledes I agreed to a postpone not meit of the ease, Uletil I contd submit the facts to Ibis tile hboard, lnd tiake til, sonse ou niembers upon the pripriety of pressilngit, or of granting privi se v l [o stcertainly cnnnst fetl my-.elf .iaronted in see. scsordlng. lIeu. Stoedes. ill t est elit,, I am itie sntisfied, declares that it is Inpraicti:slbhc for him iad to employ any blter method then that he now adoptt; but, to me. thtis iea tiulation ofthehea lth sse ordinance, and a danger to the public health, for wel- which a re.. cdy t.sit t1e found. That remedy I di, nst consider it mc duty to propoear, altlsooch I st have giveu oil the hntoruestion o the subject of 'Ce. which I ali pilssessed A isositide piits coildoily he laid doll. I cosceive, by a practicl slos. " I submnit this rase its the desire I bare to per us, forni Iny sisiy with as little lalatiuu or oppressonu to citle ne sr circumsa5.nces 0 ll allo O. in- On IlsotiOU of Mr, etisssugtoe, it wes3 resolved tee that the iatter bh referred tuo a commitiet of two Isse jlCentlnued on elihth ptnye,