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OFFICIAL JOURNAL OF TNE CITY OF NEW OftLANS.
FRIDAY MORUNITG, FEBRUARY 19. 18e9.
BOARD OF ALDERMeEN.
CITr HALL, cWW Oar.twas,
February 16, 1869. |
The hboard met pursuant to adjournment.
Present : President Markey and Mesurs. Bognille,
Brady, Kaiser, Peason, Prado. and Shields-7.
The minutes of last meeting were read and
FeOM LOWElt BOARD.
The rcsnlutiop of the board amending the li
cence ordinane was returned with several
amendments rejected, whereupon, on motion, a
committee of conference as the points of dis.a
greemct was appointed, consisting of Messrs.
Brady and Pessor.
Tie following resolution-
Jie'.red, That section ,.1 of ordinance No.
1206, N. i., be amended by et-ikirng out " ti"e"
after the word thirty, so that the license on all
four-wheeled wa~nos hauling sand, stone, etc.,
snail be thirty dollars.
li:ol.°'il That the adjudication by the crn
troller of the contract, In accordance with ordi
nance No. 1246, N. 8., for repairlug and keeping
in repair the oridges and cr-auiog,. and iuiidiug
new br!des and crecsingp in the Second Distrat.
to M. M. Feeney, as principal, and A. Foley. as
security, for the sum of one thousand two hundred
and seventy-live (1t275) dollar; tor repairing and
keeping in repair the bridges and croseings, and
four cents per foot for mahi:ng new bridges and
crossings, be and the same is hereby approved,
the stcurity accepted. and the mayor authorizes
to enter into Contract with the vartiet. per notarial
act, for the performance of said work.
IRscit d, That the mayor be and he is hereby
authorized to enter into contract, in behalf of the
city of New Orleanm, by notaria act, befi,re the
city notary, with Messrs. Jos. Carraran ari P. A.
Fronty for the term of five years, for the construeo
tion of the necessary boats. what ref, etc., for run
ning of a ferry between A!giers, (rirht bank) and
the cair of New OrlunP. tlne said terry to be to
Cted .t'h* head of ~.~1planade stree:. rhir4 Dis
trict, under such specrilcationm as may bemade by
the city surveyor with the advice and consent of
the police jury of the right bank.
Resolved, That the adjudication by the con
trailer. of the contract in accordance with ordi
nance No. 124;. N. H., for repairing and keeping
in repair the br;dges and crossings, and buildine
new bridges and crossings In the Fourth District,
to E. (iurns as principal, and William Henry at
security, for the sum of one thousand nine hun
dred and fifty (l1.'0, dcllars for repairing and
keeping in rcpair tte bridges and crossings, and
tour cen'i per foot for new bridges and crossings,
be and the same is hereby approved, the seen.
rity accepted and the mayor authorized to enter
into contract with the p.rties, per notarial act,,tor
the performance of sai, work.
Irea'olr d, That the adjudication by the control
ler, of the cn rect ituaccordance with ordinance
No. 1246 ,N. . forepairing and keeping in re
pair the bridge: and crussiugs, and burlding new
irlidges and cr,-cinuh in the hi.at DIraicit, to J.
G. Campbell as prinaipa and Patrick Nalpin
security, at twenty-four hundrel and fifty dollars
for repairing and keeping in repair the bridges
and crossings, aed four cents per foot for new
bridges and crossings, be and the same is
hereby approved, the secur;ty accepted and
the misyLr antLo,'iz'tf to eit.er into contract
with the parties, per notarial act, for the perform
arce of said work.
Were unanimously concurrel 'n on each read
ing, tL'.e i ie being s~.ipended in each case.
The to.os ing :
Je:so cc't, Inat the street commissioner be and
be sl hereby directed to have the vacant spaces
in the flower beds of Jackson Square filled with
choice and rare plants and shbrbs, orovided the
cost of the same shall not exceed $300.
Was referred to the committee on streets and
The fo:low'rg from the recorder of the Third
District, was received :
tlOitDnat's COURT TITRD DrT1rsTICT,
New Orleaa, Feu. 16, loJ:'. r
To the lonorsbh tLe tBonrd of Aldermen
Gr,,t'ermn--! respecttrnly submit to your bn.n
oraole board t;hat 1t. L. Lynch, an assistant clort:
of this co-urt h'ban reigmred, aldi that h'. reig'nas
lion has tee, accent-·,, to take effect on the 18s:
day oat Februry. lhe. ectfully,
J. A. MAsIno;
Third District I;tcorder.
The following, by Mr;. Kaiser, was unanimously
adopted on each reading, the rules being
1crolced, That the adjudicati.n by the con
troller in accorrianc- with ordinance No. 12 1 N.
B., of a contract to Henry Ellerman as principal
and Chas. A. E.ger as secr;tty, for the cor:trua
tion of a s:ermshlp wnarf, betreen Srapsrui an-d
Jackson streets, at the rate of thirty-eigtt dollars
and fifty cents per suenperflcial square of 100 super
Icial feet. he and the same is h-reby sporoved,
the security accepted and the mayor anthorised
to-enter iuto contract with the part'es, per notarial
act, for the i rornformance of said work.
The following by Mr. Prados:
oa,~r, d, That a'l life insurance companies in
corporated nuder the I·aws of Liouiai.as o ex
er.pted I rm the paynent of lcenses.
Was laid over until next session.
The following by Mr. Shields:
WIrTahrs. It a openly uggestel in sorne of the
lead,~g crt u:st r-pectrcbic daiy ptper-i e1 this
city that ,.- in Olaii ii- eb:it the i:ry fisad. and
in the eLphltui3 . , f t; n, ty 7o 0rrOeurneo:, have
been i-hl ;te e:ag'.::e~ld in Iefr.it,:a negotlations
and comblanst!ons wula t ie gOarnrar o: thle tate
and otter pirtiri, to c,-ti al ind 'i:.lieoCo logis
lation ti, the der!uinen' of Ip bt-' intri. t.
lIt's 'r. ! hat n ta .lo tC :it:. i'h a of two from
this boaru a:,l thr 'e : he ,it th a d of Assistant
Alderten to anl,~ntr : to Lan. a., urtO eus'h
allyged ma!prac: ccs. sari to c .l-r with tie
ea-:rs; of -i I- *- -'. , relation. t'oureto, a d ,o
retort it fu I d - .r-ti a t.ttrai ; .- ,,cioun
c¢ tue C s.i.a 'eL.. i,:.rr thi,~,pUau iraeot.
One frim c r'ao sa!p msc' -- relativ~e to
damages occurrine from - p irks at.-i-t. (otton, and
otherwise, f.oi "hea fact of ·te-nhrotts Ipassfuing
too near the whares, was referred to the com
inittre on etreetsat d .i.adil;gs.
One trCI:I l'etr I'-. key and othere. re!atnve to
relayin e 1avem:cnts o;: 2:phrau.e street. Sanlm
Ore trum Bcirart and others, for a free li:'soe
for the acirw I, oaie. ilterraed to tan.:e coin
One from residents ani proerty owners north
of t.tbrtne street. rcnd betwe:a -t. ':ernard rave
une and I.Ey .an lieh.m st'reet, rectIve to drainage.
Referred to the surveyor.
The followintr resclut:on was seit fr m tCe low
er board. Iv saig r,1en vetoed by the mayor, and
persisted in by sa.d board:
WrTcRtsEAS, T,o bes, intires's of the city require
the enconragetient of c,-mmrre-t mnd proper and
necessary aid and protection to ail parties invest
mg their scapital inhome enterprisee: and
uatrSuts, It is known that great inconveniences
are occasioned by want of sheds on the steamship
wharves, esuch es exist in New York and other
large ommercial ciest
Be il resolred. That (Iobres Morgan shall have
the right and is anthorized to erect on the steaum
ebip wbsrves, commeniemg at Juni street and ex.
tending seven hundred and fitty taeet above, all
such shedding as may be aeoeasary to protect all
freight conveyed or to be oonveyed oa his steam
ahips; l'rofided. The same shall be o,,.trnoted
shoUly at the expense of said Ciarlee o-,an, and
all be asubject to the laws and ordihances con
trolag this subiect, and saild constructiuon to re
eass only during the pleasure of the Common
The steon of the lower board was nanmnouslny
senmerrd httherll being caled.
The followti rsoluti, as amended 'by the
lower beard, w r' N4 to the committeS
-re sad liadLgS a
solhed, -th ee5 aoill be sad he Is here
by sautbherised, after fLve dyr' aotice n the oiid
om ta.t O lltP @ o0 est to the lowuui bl
der or blaes, for isseig and fidl u ire
treset, beteen t. Charles u 8.Ptrick
streete, the work to be done in striot sacordance
with speadltioms em file the a01e of the oity
OommTrrn or Seames awn LAxtunos,
Board of Aldermen,
City Hall, Feb. 16, 1869.
To the Hoerible Board of Aldermen:
Gentlemen--Yolr oommittee have the honor to
report on the following subjects referred
to them, viz:
I. Concerrence is recommended in the follow
ing five resolutions adopted by the Be.rd of As
sistant Aldermen :
let. A resolution authoriziog the surveyor to
repair the engine house of Miloeberg Fire Com
pany No. 1.
2d. A resolution anthoriineg the surveyor to re
pair the floors,. roof and gagters of the engine
house of Lafayette Hook and Ladder Company
:;d. A resolution authorizing the surveyor to re
pair the stab'e and engine house of Columbia Fire
Company No. 5.
4th. A resolution authorizing the surveyor to re.
pa:r the stable and eneine house of Eagle Steam
lire Enluoe company No. 7.
5th. A resolutisi authorizing the suyveyor to
repair ti, engine house of Pelican Hook and Lad
der Fire c (mpany N. 4.
2. Upon the preamble and resolution sent from
the Board of Assistant Aldermen for concurrence,
that the street commissioner be instructed to re
place bridges at the intersection of Anne'te and
Josephine streete, also as the i'tar(secL,n of
Ce!letire and Fnghein streets, your committee
3. Your comomittee report a preamble and res
olurion for adoption authorizing the city surviyor
to grade and macradamize Julia street, from MHag
nolls to Claiborne street.
Tues. H. Katns., Chairman.
PE'.K K AISER.
Li-aon Bourtt iv.
This was accepted, and the accompanying reso
Resoir"d, That the surveyor be and he is hereby
authorized to have repaired the roo s of the
building and stable ant' such other repairs as may
be riecessry to the premises of Eagle Steam Fire
Engine Company No. 7: Pt,'rithd, the cost does
not Lxceed live hundred (6500) dollars.
llesolred, That the surveyor be and he is here
by authorized to tave repaired the roofs of the
building and stable and such other repairs as may
be necessary to the premises of C )luihlat IFre En
gine Company No. P: Procidt d, The cost does not
exceed five hundred ($500) dollars.
Resolrerl, That the surveyor be and is hereby
authorized to have repaired, the ficore. roof and
gutters of engine house of La'ayette Hook and
Ladder Company No. 1 : I', ,r 1., The cost does
not exreed ihe r hundred do!lars.
Prsu'i ~~. That the surveyer be and is hereby
anthori:zd to have repaired the e~nine house of
ylilketenrg Fire Company No.1: ', oride .,Tho cost
of the same does not exaced vee hundred dollars.
Were unanimonely concurred in on eacu road
Ing, the rules being suspended: Mr. O'Brien pres
Tic,r, 1, That the surveyor be and is hereby
authon-zeed to have repaired the house of Pelican
Hook and Ladder Fire Company No. 4: Pro
ritl d, The cost does nut exceed ($500) five hun
Was amended by striking out the word ''500,"
and I y adding the words: " Also to make the
necessary repairs to the premises of Fire Engine
Houses Nos. 12 and 22."
As i mened-d it was n' animous!y roncurred in
on its several readin.s, the ,ules ue:ng sus
WuuViats. The bridgee at the intersection of
Anntette street w;th Josephine. Celestine and au.
geole streets have been removed un.or the ad
mllntstration of the previous street cr alssiouer,
causing great injury to the inhabitants of that
locality. therefore be it
Resorutd, That the present street commis
sioner be and is hereby instructed to cause the
same to be rep!aced in the shortest d- lay.
Was unanimously coreurrod in on each reading,
the rules being suspended.
The following :
VR sRiAs. It is important for the demands of
commerce to pretest steam veseehls avig,t:ot
the New Canal. to pass through the iron bridge at
Mrnolia street, to have lulia street, from C:ai.
borne to Magnolia streets (which is now Impast-.
bie macatm:ized, he it therefore
jeso', ed, That the city surveyor be and he is
hereby authorized to have Julia stre't, from Mag"
tolia to Claiborne streets (two sqaares, properly
graded and macadamized.
Was unanimonsly adopted.or each reading, the
ru!ee being suspended ; Mr. Prados not voting.
Mr. Shields moved that when this board adjourn
it shall be to meet again ot T!nrd.y evea;ng
next. Mr. O'liicn clled tui the yeas ani :toys.
Yeas-President Markey and Mcssro. K,er
and b'hields- ..
Nays-Messrs. Bcguille, Brady, O'Brien, Pesson
Fo the motion was lost.
The following resolution from the lower board:
, o'r-,l. That the city surveyor be and be is
hereby authorized to cause the ne, essary repairs
to be made on the tol!t'ing renine hous ., in aso
corecse with existing laws anon rdiances :
Aa.erican Hook and Ladder Company No. 2.
Philadelphia Fire Company No. 14.
Volunteer Fire Compauy No. 1.
Mississippi Fire Company N,. 2.
Jeflers:l Fire Company No. 22.
Sad Ferry Fire Company No. 12.
lihe Hook and Ladder Company No. 3.
Orleans Fire Company No.'21.
( reecent Fire Company No. 23.
Was on motion laid olI the table, snub!ect to
On :aotion adjourned.
W. I. LAYCsTER. Secretary.
BOARD OP AISslnTAl*T ALDEKUM.
RECirULAR E-i Et4ION.
E Itnst fteem thle Mtautes.
C'TY H.'.L', NI w" Og ' ,(
FeoruaCy 2, I.;.. (
On(i rr r "e Mr. Ereen, it was ordered that tfo
ir.atj-nd r'port be received atud, together with
the accoup:ya'ny: communication from the sur
veyor be published duriug ten deays, in the offi i-l
jcuris., srd th~t a cotum itt 0, of r tI' e . u up -
pcrintd lr:m this board, to e:uler with th' rtate
te'i:te m relanuon to the contemphlated bip laand
- I ," ('- r 4pi:L*ti Mcisrs. nr'en, ('amp sad
lent.berttoo ea4 cc,.nniite ".
J,)aN TouI', . iaretary.
City Hat, New Orle:rs. Jar. :0, i ;.'.
eithe tmorsbls the Commn Crcl o te itttiy of Nuew
('e'oemen--At a meetlrg of tbl' hnard held on
the 21st January. the toliiowing resolutiuoj. were
unatiniousy ad ,pted:
;rts,t Tl. Ts. in our op!nion, the proposed
Ship Isilad canal wald itf cocotru:'- , rvtler
irrpraecnable tho adoptao'i of any gearoal or of!
cient syastemof drainage for the city of Now Or
Jiso'redftr!',r That tho drainage of tae city
into said canal, provided the right could t, ob
tained from the corporations to do so, wotdi on.
vtrt the ame into a cees-otoi, injurious to
health and lestruc-:ro of the value of proper:v.
The following resolation ladorsieg the report
of Mr. L. oargi, city esurveyor, on the same sub
ject, was also unanimonaly ad.pted:
Resolved. By the Board of Engineers for the
dratuage of the city of New O)rleans, tha* the re
port of L. Snrgi. Esq., in the matter o0 the pro
posed Ship l-land canal, as read before :his board,
be and the mame is hereby tol!y Indorsed.
Accompanyiie this is acopy of the repor, above
referred to. I have the honor to he. viry rO
epectt'nly, Tsnoos J. DT -a SB, -
KE. Srae5 £rLORT CONCEtINGO T Z eaaT zSLsAD
SpETYOB's OFFICer. Ctri ruLL, I
New Orlea, 31st Deceomber, i~s.
Heoe Jeba Coawao , Mayer:
ir--ln answer to youar letter requesting me to
tnormyot how the coatemplatad New Orleans
and Ship Island Canal" will, if erried out, agree
circulation throughout our city, I have to say,
that to uadrutend the objeoetiom whishk a be
raised against this project I wl first gie
synopsis of the charer, hoeg the privilege
granted and the charges I upod upon the 0eoq
A perpetual charter has beean granted to Meagn
o F. Brot, Ionel A. helm , Chari DplHg
ham. Gardner Banks, Ernest Deblase, ichael
Babn and W. E. Reed. nader the name o " The
New Orlean and blShip Island Canal Company." to
construct a canal, with the privilege of a tele
graph and a shell road, from a point on the left
bank of the Mississippi river, in the parish of Jet-.
ferson, thence through the corporate limits of
t'arroltoe and Jefferson cities and New Orleans is
as direct route as practicable north of Broad street
to the Wlgolets, near the outlet of lake Catherine.
thence to ship Island.
The canal is to be at least 150 feet wide at the
surface. with a nomlorm depth of twelve feet
throughout its length. The company has the pd
vilege to widen the same to three hundred feet,
with a corresponding depth of twenty-five feet;
also, to make a tranch or lateral canal from the
main canal to a point at or near the river in the
City of Jeflersr,., and are required to cause the
banks of said canal to be made scourm and ade
quate to avoid any danger from overflow or
The company shall construct looks to connect
the main canal with the river for the passage of
steamboats, vessels, barges, etc.
The company will have the right to purchase or
expropriate 600 feet in width, on each side from
the center of their canal.
The construction of said canal shall commnce
within twelve months from the 4th of October,
1868, and shalt be completed five years thereafter.
No more than fifteen draw-bridges shall be
placed across sail canal, for a distance of thirty
miles, through the corporate limits of New Or
leans, Jefferson and Carrollton.
Any person or corporation may use the said
canel for drainage purposes, on such terms and
conditions as may be agreed upon between the
Tie above are the main features · the charter
of 4th October, 1848.
The whole project is impracticable by reason of
physical obs:acles, and of being in collision with
vested rights, and is not worthy of notice, were
it not for the supplementary act which pasred one
branch of the Legislature, and the object of
which is to build a portion of the Ship Island
Canal with money extracted from the people
without equivalent benefit.
The montrosity is entitled " An act to aid in the
construction of the New Orleans and Ship Island
Canal, for the purpose of more eTeetually levee
lag, draining and reclaiming the swamp lands in
the rear of the city of New Orleans," which I pro
pose to prove to be an attempt to swindle the
people of New Orleans, Jefferson, and of the State
at large, out of nearly two and a q uarter millions
of dollars, and minflict Irreparable loansses upon
Let nus see what this act proposes.
The first section repeals all laws concerning the
drainage of certain portions of the parishes of Jef
ferson and Orleans.
The second section consolidates into one the
draining districts described in the law of 18th
March, 1I5-, and legalizes the tax imposed by the
draining coummisseons in their respective districts.
The third section relates to a commissioner, who
will be appointed by the governor, to take charge
of all the assets belonging to the draining di
tricts, and who will receive as compensatlon 21
per cent. on all moneys collected and received by
him. The said commissioner, besides receiving
the drainage taxes already assessed in the First
and Second Districts, will complete the asnese
ment of the Third Dristrict, and levy a tax on the
lands in said district equal to that aseessed in the
First District-(3 3-10 mills per square foot.) The
taxes due in the First and Second Districts, and
the whole amount assessed in the Third District,
shall be divided into four equal parts-one-quarter
shall be payable on the let October, 1869, and
esrh other quarter shall be due and payable an
nnalty thereafter. The assessment shall remain a
fint mortgage on the property as now provided
For all lots of land sold under judgment said
commissioner shall receive ton cents on each and
The fifth section says that all moneys collected
by said commissioner shall be paid into the State
treasury, and ai^ real estate acquired by the non
payment of taxnel shall be considered, and held in
trust, as a separSte fund and property, to be paid
over, and the titles to said acquired real estate to
be made over to the New Orleans and Ship island
Canal Company, as hereinafter provided.
TI,e sixth section says, that when the company
shall have excavated a portion of their canal 9
feet deep and 73 feet wide, for a distance of 6
miles from a point near the Mississippi river, and
connecting with the Bayou Gentilly, they shall
rrcove one-fourth of the amount assessed by the
commissioner, and a patent for 10U,000 acres of
When the canal shall have been exca-sted 150
feet wide and :t feet deep, they shall receive an
o her fourth of the amount assessed, and a patent
for 100,000 acres of public land.
When the canal shall have been excavated 150
feet wide and 12 feet deep, they shall receive
another fourth of the amount assessed, and a
patent for 100.000 sores of public land.
And when the whole canal shall have been com
pleted as provided in the charter, the last fourth
of raid assessment and a patent for 1U00,00 acres
of public land shall be paid to them.
The eighth section says that, m further consid
eration of the aid and grants conferred by the
State, the said company shall comstruct and main
tain a suitable levee along the north aide of their
canal for a distance of five miles, and of such
length and dimensions as to prevent the city from
being overflowed by any crevasse occurring above
its intersection with the river, and also to prevent
the city from being overflowed by water from
No money or lands shall be vested in said com
pany until the State engineer or city surveyor
bhall certify that said protection levee is com
pleted in accordance with the provisions of this
The above summary extract of the original
charter, and of the additional act, being snficient
to explain the whole scheme, we will now ex
amine the project in It details, as far as the in
tercests of our community are concerned.
In virtue of this additional act, the company Is
made the recipient of the unpaid drainage tax, and
ot a new one. imunposed for their sole benefit, upon
the property-holders of the Thtrd l)istrtct,samount
iog, in the aggregate, to a sum of $1,922,000, ad
assessed as tollows:
rst Drating r~ s s............... 530,000
Second ". - - ,es
Third - . . ... .... 9,2,000
Total ... $1,922,000
Less 2f per cent. to 'be paid to t collec
tor to be apponted in virtue o. the act 48,050
Net emount of drainage tax........ .$1,873,960
Ad l. usao. 4:O 0(0 acres of Stvte lands.
to be selic:d by the company...... 600.000
5 otal amoor tiven sa!d company... 62,17J.,9j0
' bhree ourth- ot ttl- amount, 1,',!,6 2, are to
be handed to the company, during the progress,
and aiter the completion of five milee of canal 160
fet wide and 12 feet deep, the cast of which will
not exceed tlc:9.,40. the remaining fourth, $618,
4-7 0. only op:n the completmon of the whole
canal to the Prigolets, as provided In the oharter.
In presence of the above fires, yon can per
ceive how true is the title of tlis i :t. entitled "An
I act io id to i the .c::struction of tihe New (Orleans
atl bhtip Ilndl c'amcd." and w :t powerful aid
th. ,roperzty-bodier of New (Orlans, Jefferson
-~nd Carrullton cities are complled to give the
gentlemen originat:rs of the scihuno towardd the
ac~crcphliment ot their deselrg.
lhe whole cost of the canal will not exceed
$5,000,000; so, beside the Injary minlicted upon
their property, and without a particleof interest
in the contemplated wor.k, the proprietors within
the limits of the above named ctie, are made to
contribute to one-half of the entire cost of its
Having acknowledged the first part of the title
of the above-named act to be in etric accordance
with its moaning, we are ob;lged to say that the
latter part is just the iBtverse, and that, instead of
" more effectually leveeing, trair ing aod reclaim
lug the swamp landsin the rear of the citynf Nsw
Orleans (nothing said about the swamp in the
rear of Carrollton and Jefferson City) the project
ed act will entirely rutin our sbystem of drainage,
bring the river and lake waters within our doors,
cut off commnnieation between the front and rear
parts of our cities, compel ua to double the present
number of drainng machinms, and as the whole
rivers frot from Carrollton to the lower part of
New Orleans will have no other outlets for the dis
charge of raia or domestle waters than the con
templated scanal, we will. a it is contemplated by
the charter of the New Orleans and Ship Island
Canal, be obliged to drain the whole front lands
into the aid canal, on such terms and conditions
as will be agreed upon between the parties, and
by these means place the 35o,000 inhabitants of
the above named cities, for drainarge purposes, at
Sthe mercy of the seven proprietors of the cbarter,
who will th.n be enabled to accomplish thsr work
entirely at e expense of the public.
To give a pretext for this new legisistl, anad
amnm~ eg#itmate the iPS Onlee of
O tp to-te ew Orleans
and thip Island eanCom , a clane as been
i hiserted in e act empi the eempany to
a build a lev on the ide of ther emal to
s proetthe deia from anmy overflows from the
i le orrr wste. Thi oblr tion is imply ab
surd, a the beildig of this levee will abred no
s proeoftos wlatever i cae of a bhurroe ; the
selly dlbreaee btar i asm bettb imtsai d of nrv.
aing the waerss direst frem the lake, we will have
teem through the unpetet south bank of the
canal. and cerstnlhy that will et Improve oar Do.`
This clause must harve 'been nserted solely for
the purpose of doeleving an unguarded pblhoe
who ad suffred so mnuch from the late over
fow. (which could have been prevented at a cost
of $500.) and make them believe that the pro
posed relief is equal to the remuneratio granted
to the company.
In fact, there was no reason for aitroducing
this clause. for a similar but more adequate pro
tection against the lake water is already pro
vided for in the original charter, the company
being obliged to make the banks of their canal
seure and adequate, to avoid any danger fro
overflow or breakage, and, I must my, that it is
not an onerous obligation imposed upon them, for
it is the result of the work itself, the earth com
ing from the excavation will furnish material
enough to make a levee on each bank, at least 10
feet high. 20 feet wide at top and 100 feet at the
base, amply sufficient to repel the lake water.
Such will not be the case, however, should a
crevasse occur at or below the lock intended by
the company to be built at Carrollton. The oitles
of New Orleans, Jefferson and Carollton being
belted by the inner or south levee of the com
pany's canal, their whole area would be covered
with a sheet of water from five to ten feet deep,
and should this canal ever he built, this impend
lag calamity will, like Damocles's sword, be con
stantly hanging over our heads.
This fact is so well known that, during all the
time our State was under the control of its own
citizens, the building of locks or sluices was
always prohibited in the bends of the river,
where the banks are always subject to caving or
Another of the many objectionable features of
the whole project is the location of the canal on
the north side of Broad street, in the vicinity of
Bayou 8anvage and (Geatily Road, to say nothing
of the damage which this location will occasion
to the fve sraiteds ebstmered by the tate and
the city of New Orleans, or of its interference
with the navigation of the New Canal and of the
Canal rond you will find that the fifteen
drawbridges so generously granted to the pahlic,
for a distance of thirty miles, are far from being
sufficient to afford a speedy communimcation be.
tween the two severed parts of our cities.
As a whole. the project is an absurdity, and,
as I have already said, not worthy of discussion,
and ought not tobe noticed, were it not for the
determined intention to squeeze money from an
overburdened community, exhibited in the sup
plementary act, which, if ever passed by the
Legislature, will permit the gentlemen projectors
of the scheme to realize a profit of nearly a mil
lion and a half of dollars out of the digging of
five miles of a canal costing only $940,000.
If, previous to its passage, the original charter
granted to the New Orleans and Ship Island Canal
Company had been referred by the Legislature to
the consideration of the pr.aent able State en
gineer, I venture to say th t this scheme would
have never been entertained, and teen the addi
tional act would have had no reason to be dis
Respectfully, your obedient servant.,
L. 8raot. City S4rveyor.
MAYORALrY OP NeW ORtuews,
City Hall, Feb. 18, 1869.
[No. 1276-N. 8.]
Resolred, Thai from and after the passage and
approval of this resolution, the public library in
the City Hall. known as the "Lyceum and Library
Society," shall be under the sole direction and
control of five directors, to be nominated by the
mayor and approved by the Board of Aldermen.
Resolred, That so much of the law regulating
the management of said library as conflicts with
this resolution, be and the same is hereby re
(Signed) TnooAs MAxmRr,
President Board Aldermen.
(Signed) ALFRED Ksaa.tr,
President Board Assistant Aldermen.
In force by virtue ot law:
JonN W. OvU) i.Lt.. Secretary.
MAYoar.T or Nsw OrKLAN,
City Hall, Feb. 18, 186t9.
[No. 1277-N. 6.]
Iesolced, That the adjudication by the con
troller of a contract in accordance with ordinance
No. 1234, new series, for grading and shetulng
Dorgenois street. between Carondelet Walk and
Esplanade street, to Frank Marquez as principal
and John McVittie security, at one dollar and
ninety-five cents ($1 i9) per ruuning foot, be and
the same is hereby approved, the security so.
cepted and the mayor authorized to enter into ce*
tract with the parties per notarial act for the per*
formance of said work.
(Signed) AL.ran KI.R.'T,
President Board of Assistant Aldermen.
(Signed) TnoxAs Mars,
President Board of Aldermen.
Approved Feb. 18, 186:,.
(Signed, Join R. CONwAY, Mayor.
A true copy:
Join W. OVRwatL. Recretrv.
MAYORAL.TY OF NEw ()MLEgNS,
City Hall, Fib. 1-, 1% J. :
[No. 127---N. S.]
;Re.crrrd. That permission ne and is hereby
granted to Otto Manske and Henry Hellwig to
erect a steam engine at the corner of Third and
C(hippewa streets, for the purpose of sawinog
lumber, the same to be erected in accordance
with city ordinances and to remain during the
pleasure of the Common Council.
(Signed) ALFRla KsRrTr,
President Board Assistant Aidermen.
(Signed) Teotas Mn-'r,
President Board Aldermen.
Approved Feb. 1, 186, .
(Signed) JomN B CoNwaY. Mayor.
A true copy:
Jonw W. OVERALL, 8eeretary.
MAYORALTY or Naw OKLLkAns,
City Hall, Feb. 18, 16tc.
[No. 1279-N. 8.]
Reso&'d, That Wm. N. Meyer os and haehrer
by released as the security of P. Mahan, late
wharfinger of First and Fourth Districts.
(signed) TTooxAs MaARKT,
President Board Aldermen.
(Signed) ALFRED KpARN,.
President Board Assistant Aldermen.
( FiX eb. 18, 109.
( zoone . Coawar, Mayor,
A true copy
JonH W. OVERALL. Secretary.
MAYORALTY or NEw ()t1LA'. ,
City Hall. Feb. 18, 1d69.
[No. 1280-N. s.J
R,<olred. That the controller be and be is here
bhy authorzed to warrant on tho treasurer in favor
of W. S. Mount. president of the Board of chooli
Directors, for and in the sum of two thousaun
dollars ($2000). the same being for rent past due
for the use.of lots on Erasto street, now oc
copied by the street commissioner's department
and belonging to the "Normal School."
Re··lrcdJ'furfihr. That the str.et 'omminaloner
be and he s hereby authorized and directed to
place said "Normal School" or its representatives
in possession of the aforementioned lots on or be
fore thes let day of July, 1869.
(Siguad) ALrBVwn KEArNY,
President Board Assistant Alderm:.
(6:Signed) TnkuAs MAK-.,
President Board Aliermen
Aoproved Feb. 1, l 'ii.
(bigned, Jons B. CONWAY, Mayor.
A true copy:
JoHa W. OVnK!.. Secretary.
"MAYOALTY or Nsw ORLKANs,
City Hall, Feb. 1,, 1869.
[No. 1281-N. i.j
Fesolred. That permiasion be and it is hereby
granted to " Dianiel Leibengwith" to erect on his
premies, situated on Poydrus street, between
Magnolia and Clara streets. an "oven," for the
purpose of baeing bread. provided the said "oven"
be erected in uccordance with existing laws and
ordinances, and to remain during the pleasure of
the Common Council.
(Signed) ALFcRn KtanY,
President Board Ass:tant Aldermen.
S Slgned) TisosA MARKEY,
President Board Aldermen.
Approved Feb, 18, 18569.
(bignedj Jor . CONwAYr, Mayor.
A tIre copy:
,oaN W. OVERALL, Peoretary.
MAYOALTR or0 NEw'OILEANS, i
Cty Hall, Feb. Is, 1863. (
[No. 1282-N. 8.]
R'eolced. T'Lat the controller be and he is here-m
by authorized to warranton the treasurer m favor
of J. K. Mhingle, superlatendent of fire alarm tele
graph, in the suam of two hundred and sixty-eight
dollars and twenty cents, ($288 20) the same being
is payment of expenses incurred in extenaS
the lines of the fire alarm teleQraph to te de
pot of the Orleans railroad on Laharpeo street,
between Whie sad Gentmiy road.
(SAigaeO ALFRED KA~rYi.
Pretldsat Board Assilstant Alderme.
(Signe9d) TugmUs Iaar,
President Board Alderme.
(Sign ed) Joas . CoNwAr, Mapr.
A true copy:
Jdoa W.07m an, Secrtary.
MIAeaI.r w awr OSLsanI, t
Oty Eag, Feb. 18, 1869.
[No. 1S83- . ].)
Resolved. Tbst the aiLy snrveyor be and he is
hereby anthorised to se toJac. Olark. Bel., the
neoem7ey ertnoae for work performd under
his cotraos for repairin the railing around the
Lafayette square. provided the said work has bees
due to his satidltlea.
(Signed) Tsoas MARET,
Preaident Bord Aidermne
(Sgned) dAL]Pa KAtaxY,
President Board Assistant Alderman.
Approved Feb. 18, 1869.
(Signed) JoHN R. CONWAY, Mayor.
A true cop :
Jon W. O=RALL, Becretary.
MaYroALTr or Nw ORLEAwS,
City Hall, Feb. 4, 1i'9.
[No. 1259-N. 8.)
seDGW OP T5E PROBABLE saCI;rTS AND EXPEND.I
Tt-KYS OF THE CITY OF NEW ORLEANC Yor THE
Resolved, That in compliance with section No.
124 of the late city charter, the following estimate
of liabilities and expenditures of the city of New
Orleans for the year 1869 be sad the same is here
For support of Orphans, and
of the Aged and Infirm.... $37.000
Treatmesnt of Smallpox pati
ents ..................... 4,500
Borial of ladigent Dead...... 2,000
Contingent ................ 200&00 00
('ity Taxes, Reimbursement of 8.,0)0 00
Commissions................ 20,000 00
Compensation of Assessors... 29,400 00
City Property-Repairs to
same, ch asCourt Houses,
City Hall, Market Houses,
ire HoasesaPrisons,eto. ?22,000 00
C Bri s.. ............. 21,950 00
Repa·ring and BRuing Dralan
ing Machines .............. 30,000
Digging tail race and placing
bulkheadson Orleaasstreet 18,000
Digging, widening and lea
ing all theDrming Canals. 80,000
-- 128,000 00
Elections. ..... ...... .. 8,000 00
Fire Alarm Telegraph-Sala
riee of luperintendent and
Operators, and purchase of
supplies, etc............ 13,200 00
Fire Companies, as per con
tract with F. C. Association 120,000 00
Houses of Refuge--Slaries
and supplies ............. 30,000 00
Inssane Asylum ............. 17,081 00
Interest.......... ......... 1. ,000 00
dory Service ................ 15,00(, 00
Judgment............... 200,000 0o
Law Charges ................ 20,000 00
With Gas.................. 130,000
tth Oil................... 62,426
-- 182.425 00
Opening Streets............ 100,000 00
PtBLIC SQUA]E ANDe Panom~an -
Repairs to iron and wooden
Expendouree by Street Com
missioner ............. 3,000
Improvements in walks, etc.,
and planting trees in neu
tral ground.............. 5,000
Public Schools.... r......... 360,00) 00
Parish Parish-keeping pris
oners... ................. 60,003 00
Inquests.- lncuding Coron
er's fees and Coroner's ju
ry fees............... 20,000 00
Paulic Sinks under contract.. 4,500 00
Printing..................... 30,000 00
ONE MILLION LOAN
Interest one 1st April ...... 50 000
Iresrest due Ist October..... 60,000
One Year Bonds due 1st Oct. 250,000
Expense of Loan........... 1,000
CrrIT WATER Woas-
Interest Coupesa due oa
Bonds issued in payment
of Water Works, due let
July ................. 37,300
Expeasee printing and ls
uge Bonds................ 1,600
Nuisance Wharves.......... 3,8(10 00
salaries of Market Commis
sarines..................... 1..,(4 00
Paving and Repairing....... 100,000
Cleaning and repairing un
paved streets............. 130.000
Shell Roads under contract.. 65,750
Repairing Plank Roads..... 1,000
Repairing Ballast ds..... 10,000
Repsairing Shell RBods...... 6,000
Wooden Sidewalks.......... 2,000
Building new and repairing
old Bridges........... .. 30,000 00
Salaries of City Offcers...... 160,000 0
Stationery ......... ......... 11,00 00
Work House-Salaries anad
Supplies... .... 22.000 00
Wharves and Leve - Re
pairs to same............ 25,000 00
Outstanding Warrants - In
cluding registered and ap
proved bills to Dec. 31, '68. 617,;36 89
Commisuionar of Consolidat
ed Debt, on accounSt Con
solidated Debt........... 650,000
On account BRailroad debt.... 283,000
Public Ceremonies.......... 2,000 0o
Librsary .................... 5,)0000
Total .......... ............... $,,170,101: 9
Amount to be received
from the State...... $ ,000O 00
Ealls................... 5,0059 00
Boarding-houses ....... 3,390 00
IUllard tables........... 8,00 00
Cabs and emtas...... 15,000 00
Coffee-houses.. 250,800 00
Carts, drays, omnibuses,
etc... .......... 60,0 0000
Family grocer.a........ 48,900 00
Merchante .............. 2253,00 00
Oysters. ........... ... l,'09 00
Peddlers... 8,000 00
Street exhibitions and
music.............. 1,300 00
Beank and bankers. o,· ,0 0o
lnsurance companies sad
agents............ ::,, 00
Dealers in exchange,
gold, etc........... 11,0001 00
Theaters ............... ,i(0? O0
Ten-pin alleYs.... . 2,,J4 1o
Hotels ................. 4,100 00
Commercial agences .. 1,-900 On
Auctioneers............. 4, ,0 0o
Pawnbrokers............. 0.0) 0on
Warehouse. ............ 2.7 Od
Rteamboat ageMnt ...... 2, 00 00
Brokers. .............. 21,0 00o
ments............ 7,000 n0
Confectionaries 2 o.... .,5, 00
Menageries and circuses. 1,000 0o
Livery stables.......... f. 000 0O
Undertakers............. :1 000 00
Druggits. ............ 65 00
Bestaurants ad eating
houses .. 6,500 00
Itinerant mercante sad
dealers............. 4,000 (0
Pbysicians .............. : 000 t;
Attorneys at law........ 6,000 01
Butchers.............. ..... 6.000 00
Dairies............. . ...... 1 500 0)
Misellanecluos licease... 200 000m i
Commiions ......... 2.000O
Fines ad fees.......... 45.000
Ground rents............ 0.780 0O
House of Befuge........ 12,000 00
Judment. .......... 1,000ooo o00
law obarges ............. 18 000 60
Markets............... 6000 00
Printing................ 12 000 00
Public pousnds........... 6 000 00
Workhoouse.............. 6 060 )
Bills receivable......... 3.92,735 10
Cemeteries ......... 9,000 00
City railroads........... . ,45000 00
Levee doe or from lease
of wabrves......... 280000 0
Sarrears.- -........ - - P0,000
Pot 1866...............- ,00o0
One mdm lean:
Tuax for 1868............ 320,60 00
at ea bad, tea per
amt bead .......... s,36O 00
Tat for 1868...........Og000 00 9
Ralroea tax for 1868... 325,000
Railroad tax oa licenses
for lS9............ 27,000 0
ComtlirOat ........... 75,000
city Water Works...... 60,000 00
(Signed) ALFRED K nuy,
President Board Assistant Alderame.
(8igaed) TaoMAs MARaz.
Presidedt Board of Aldermen.
Approved Feb. 4, 1869.
'tigned) Joan &. CONWAY, Mayor.
A true oop :
Jorn W. OVRAnLL, Secretary.
MAYORALTY or NEw O(LeA,t,
City Hall, Feb. 9, 1869. c
[No. 1270-N. 8.1
'Resolved. That the controller be end he is
ftreby authorized to adjudicate to the lowe"ts
dder or bidders, after five days' notice in he
oial journal, a contreet for construfting hr k
a de-walks. bordered by onrb-stones, on Tomti
street, from Domaine to Esplanade street, ia
cordsooe with the petttion, specifications of the
*rvevor and section 119 of the city charter.
1(Sged) Joux Basaw,
es.dent pro tem. Board Aseistt.nt Aldermen.
I (Signed) Taoxas MaRzr.
President Board Aldermen.
I Approved Feb. 9, 1969.
(bigned) JoaN .I CONWAY, Mayor.
A true copy:
Joan W. OvruALL, Secretary.
CoNrrow.r.r'- OrFIC,. Cri HAr.LL,
New Orleans, Feb. 17, 1i,;.
Notice is hereby given that the controller witll.
his office. on Thursday, February 25, 1869, at
o, adjudicate to the lowest bidder or bidders.
above contract, according to plans and
eeifcatsons on file in the office of the city nr
or Pas. LARAR.RsE. I)eputy Controller.
MAYoraRLTY or NS" ()rLEAN, )
City 11ll, Feb. 9. 18t69.
(No. 1271 -N. S.]
Reso'red. That the controller he and he is here
y authorized, to adjudicate to the lowest bi.l1 r
4r bidders, after five days' notice in the ollic, tt
7urnal. a contract for shelling and grading ucust
°street, from Felicity road to Washington street. in
i ccordance with the petition. specifications of the
sarveyor, and mectioa 119 of the city charter.
' (8tgned) Jonw BIsOW,
Wresident pro tem. Board Aabistantt Aldermen.
i (Sgned) Twos. MARKEY,
President Board Aldermen.
Approved Feb. 9, 1869.
(bigned) JOHi R. CoWwar, Mayor.
A true copy:
Jo e W. OvraALL, Secretary.
Corrnar.LEn' O'FCEw. ('rry HALL.,
New Orleans, February 17, 1iG,. C
Notice is hereby given that the controller will.
tj his ofoe, on Thursday. February 25, iIt,.;a at
ioon, adjudicate to the lowest bidder or bidders.
the above contract. according to plans and spect
cationson file in the oiie of the city surveyor.
Ps. LAnARRn. I)eCuty Controller.
YMArLO·rr or Nw OnLIsANs,
City Haldl, Jan. 22, 1869.
[No. 1242-N. S.]
Resolved, That the oontroller be and he is here
Santhorized, after three days' notice toin the otli
ljournal, to receive sealed proposals for the
farming of the revenues and the constrou ;ion ot a
"'powder magazine," on property belonging to
hbe city, for the term of ' five years," the work
go be done in strict accordance with plans and
specifications on file in the office of the city sur
veyor, and in conformity with State laws.
(Signed) T OMAs MARMZT,
President Board Aldermna.
! (Signed) Jonu BaREN.
President pro tem. Board Assistant Aldermen.
' Approved Jan. 22, 186;9.
(Signed) Joax R. CONWAY, Mayor.
A true copy:
Jono W. OvniALL, Secretary.
CoWroRLLER's OrilIe. CITY HALL,
New Orleans, Feb. 16. 1869.
Notice Ishereby given that the controller will, at
his office, up to noon of Friday, the nineteenth day
ot February, 189, receive sealed proposals for the
MArYOALTY or Nxw OrI.sars,
City Hall, Feb. 9, 1869.
[No. 1268-N. 8.)
I.tRe2olred. That the controller be and he is here
by authorized to adjudicate to the highest bidder.
after five days' aotice Ia the offioial journal, the
oontract for collecting the lloensee on all itinerant
merchants, peddlers, agents, and all who sell mer
cbandize of any description, by sample or other
wise. and without any oeteusible place of business,
for the term of one year, according to specflca
tions from the finance committees.
(Signed) Jon Brrun,
Preaident pro ternm. Board Assistant Aldermen.
(Iigned) TromUs MAIasY,
President Board Aldermen.
Approved Feb 9, 1'b,.
(Signed) Joa B. CONwAY, Mayor.
A true copy:
Joan W. OVERALL, e80cretary.
ConraotnLa'e Omtos, Cmr HILL,
New Orleans, Feb. 15. 1869. `
Notice is hereby given that the controller will, at
his office, on Saturday February 20, 1869. at
noon, adjudicate to the highest bidder or bidders
the above contract, according to specilcation,
SrpE TION........................r. !mTET|aO.
To the BHu'tsle Cummeo Coarsn of the da of -new
The unnderlried, Owners of Roeal Estate which frsts on
t .haHrles stret. ost side. botwe.n Toledseno trreet *od
tryvel Cclre . arret, mupertitll petitos, y ,'r .ibl
B yd y to ,rder soldport neof t. 4u ( khrlet street t t n
Tld.i Circre.trees ad Toledooo sltreet. it be peed was the
i Ptes I tNie; wa Pavomauit,
P H. H'amitngi. 114 feet
ora J.hlf.ol 1tmpee, ·s let t incha.
pZrTITJO ................. ....P.eTITIOI.
A PIHoerable Corel Common de l wi lle de4s nvete
Le soouoigfes pwrprihiarIrt des terrin hisant face . I
ruee ilt. (brrlc., et , re.** itr t r Toe'olel. , et is *er ;Is
Tlvtoli. ,itlnl n tro t r tptrltenS*m nt 5 votre bonorable clrs
d'ordonner lque ,.ttr rc.on de Is rnteht (ierlee entrr l
I Crleo 1r h St ia rte Telaloe, selt pave H pa s peat
te dec ic'.lm.
II. R tM O ,oo,. 0 pied,.
P. H. 'ta.uitli, 114 predi.
W'llllin NaoD. A5 tedl.
nhw OrLEANI., OnCt. Lt I15e
To the lor orble the Coamon Ltouo .l .f New Orle.n,.
ote'iem.,--Tbh udrztlred Ciroperty ,.' on ac cc 10 r
street itwree I'oyldrd e.d ('ommoun snd l.ofays'te strsos•.
- lr- the ,lnbr tof !tmrot tro horeltn slrct ueatlol, do
molt oluly infrtm your honenable be,il. the b n.ermm
o in ,i Ittet bctt'en Lull.yttO snd t;o,,.'t,, a,. itr· Ir·tt for
travel. msiall Iylt sr tit We tdrelfre Iv t'I, I ur Wct
teon belt yt,u. to hsve aid Ohaogtt.ser tsedwalke faved
ucmbed .cordin to sw,. ror wklch we will se pe I,
Tiod o'VEIL aslet.
PATRICK MtstRPHY, 110 le.
TROr. MARIl.30 feeLot.
H. A. WEBISE, 120 feet.
SA. BIR LGn. ) eeIt.
WLHLRAA U PHEEIDA.30 Lfest.
JOHN FORD. ei feet.
PATRICK MAHtk.i i0 ee
EDWARD LYNOI 95 feet.
SCHIJW ElEGiLK. It0 lest.
JOHN BsaKr. a fees.
Pitices eljned 14,913 feet.
paITITOs................ .......... PTITIOE.
WNoLLE4tv LAO 15, ISI 050*50llF
A I'torable Ceaell Gaemun de ille de a NoRevele.
noeesleas.-Lmuelesnoa. psoprletslro sur L- rue BolR .i
Is ·Sombr d S1leddelbdten o n IIem ttoIaU, IU orment reo
toreteemt 505 bonaoebl eorp quoe lee onsequttes aur I.
dite rue. eb~r.et .Cmmun, seat daa s .tlt qil
Meurtoot i tiut AIo p
doo, sovrs seouMttuse Snotut petiLiOS g4eazoleot quo lee
diem besale elsut pew'cr et re0ebe esfrssesa
MAERY Y. so
V. B sKET, ..
JOHN BAiKERY. 34
nembre total 4s plsds, 1,112