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Shet qw ®rltans Qe&stnt.
Ofgrrpi Ji)H~I1N OF THE CITY OF NEW ORLEANS.
THUIRBDAY *ORNING, FEBRUARY 25. ii').
BOAND OF AStSITANT ALIDEMEW.
CITY HALL, Nzw ORLIAS.,
February 2.:, l' :,.
The board nit in regular session pursuant to
Present-Prr" lent Kearny in the chair, and
Messrs. Rose, Ai'kens, Pemberton. Camp,
Stnrcken, Fiahbr. Morphy, Pandely, l'arrell and
The reading f the minutes of the lait meeting
was on motlon l ipensed with.
The followir.g communication from the street
commissioner, ieccompanied by a communication
from the mayoj ' secretary, was read:
S'TREE COMMIS[IONERI' OFFICE,
Room No. 7, City Hall,
Ne'w Orleans, February 23, l;9.
7T the Honoreble sod of Asistaut Aldermen, city of New
Gentlemen -N- Numerous complaints are fre
queaty made to me by citizeas of the almost im
puasable condrtion of many of the streets, causing
frequent delays io the transportation of merchan
dise, and in so;'·, instances serioth loss to owners
of drays and othe.r vehicles, who are not in a good
condition to ma( t them. They argue that as they
are called upop to pay promptly heavy city and
other taxes, they have a right to some immediate
relief at my l uis, which though I concede to
be correct, I ati quite powerless to give them, in
consequence (,) ot having had for some time any
material where with to make the necessary repairs.
I therefore deqtr it my duty to ask your honorable
body to take tis snbject under your con ideration
and devise solcr way by which I shall be enabled
to prooore ba-ilot, etc., for immediate use, and
stay the causea rf complaint.
I also take. t',is occasion to respectfully ask
your advice wtli regard to my duties under ordi.
nance No. 114, N. S., relative to public shows.
etc., as in attn.u pting to put it in force recently I
have been reig¢ tned by a letter from hi- honor
the mayor, a (,py of which is herewith inclosed
for your perusnl.
Awaiting your instructions,
I arn. very respectfully,
Your obedient servant,
MAYORALTY OF NEW ORLEANS, )
City HIll, Feb. 19, 19u,'.
1, Jlsoph larpi t, I sq., Street C,ommislsoKer
-;,--I am instructed by the mayor to inform you
that so much of the order issued from this office,
under date of it , 13th February, as relates t,) the
removal of i;l sures or other improvements on
Itle lot foot cif I anal street, lately occupied by
Ames as a sh iw, is revoked.
'er y respectfully,
JoHN W. 0O ERa.ti., Secretary.
By order to
J,,u R. COSWAY, Mayor.
Mr. Camp bori called for the reading of ordi
mance No. ll;l, N. S., after which a motion was
made and prevailed that so much of the report as
relates to the instructions communicated to the
street comminioner in removing inclosares, etc.,
be referred t.) a committee of three to ascertain
the cause for ~ua;h instructions being issued.
Messrs. ("i.np, Pemberton and t8urcken were
appointed said cmmittee.
The following communication from the con.
troller was trad, and on motion, referred to the
Co'rnor.r.ER's OF'rIC, i
City Hall, New Orleans, Feb. 2J, 1U. "
To the Honorstle th ( Common Council
Gerllerier.- I have the honor to report to your
honorable boly. that on the ttth inst., in accord
snce with at, advertisement in the official Journal,
calling for sealh d proposals, for the farming of the
revenues antl the construction of a " powder mag
azine" on pre pirty belonging to the city, for the
term of five 5 ears, I have received the following
Edward F,. thields-security, G. Correjolles
ive hundrec i o0o, dollars per annum.
And on the 20th mest., in accordance
with ordinance No. 12GS, N. S., I adja
dicated thil contract for collecting the li
censes on all itinerant merchants, peddlers,
agents, etc.; to F. I. Hernandez -security, Geo.
Wv. Walden--at $4750) four thousand seven hun
dred and fifty dollars for the term of one year.
All of -whcl is very respectfully submitted.
Y. -Y:r obedient servant,
Mr. Grangpr here entered and took his seat.
Under asepension of the rules, Mr. Breen sub.
mitted the ihli. ing resolution, which was adopted
cn its severed readings unanimously:
Reiolrd, Th.,t the proposal of Ewd. F. Shields i
as principal, sad G. Correjolles as security, for
farming thei revenues of, and the construction of, t
a powder taipzone, on property belonging to the
city, for a terua of five years, at the rate of five
hubondred (ll;'c dollars per annum, be and the
same ia heley approved, the security accepted,
and the msyol authorized to enter into contract,
per notarisa act, with the parties for the perform
ance of sail w. tk, under specifications of the city
Mr. Fishir hating obtained a suspension of the
rules introdoced the following resolution, which,
te explainrd. ad previously passed this board,
and had buon transmitted to the Board of Alder
men for cocur.ence, but that body had amended
It by the introduction of two other companies,
which in the meantime had been passed upon
favorably by tlis body, thereby qeceasitating a
revision of the resolution and its readoption:
Reo,,lred, 'That the surveyor be and he is hereby
authorized t(o have repaired the house of Pelican I
lock and Ladder Fire Company No. 4; I','oi ltel,
The cost dcts not exceed ive hundred dollars
The finance ommittee submitted the following
FINANCe CoYxI'rrn RoOM, )
No. 23 City Hall,
New Orleans, February 23, lsi9.
To the Hnoerh'. :he Prsident and Memberas ,f the Board of
As int..t A csmen.
Gentidi, o.- .Your committee beg leave to report
as follows on the didferent matters referred to
On the petit:on of F. Zoller, barber, praying to
be relieved from payment of a license, unfavor
On the petition of Boyd, Coleman & Graham.
praying to be refunded one-half the license paid
by them Ist year, auLfavorably. 2
On the ~ larum of Chas. Maihot, referred back to
this comnmittee, praying to be remunerated for a
lot of ground taken by the city for the opening of
ew iSt. l:,rnard street, your committee, after an
examinatio3n of the titles, and in accordance with c
the oplnioh of the city attorney and city surveyor,
report back the original ordinanoe, amended so
as to read $3;, instead of 1420.
Your cindmmrittee beg leave to state that after a
long and tedious examination of the accounts and
returns of. the collectors of levee does of the dif
ferent districts, they have found the account. of
these offhers correct. d
lteil, ectfolly submitted. (
TH. F. Fresnn,
Chairman Finance Committee. d
The foIlow.ng resolution accompanying the c
above report was unanimouslny adopted on its d
eso'rod,. That the controller warrmant on the d
treasurer in favor of Lo nis J. Maillot, adminis- r
trantor of the estate of Widow Cha.. Maillot, for
the sum of three hundred dollars ($300), in final c
settlement ct the purchase by the city of a lot of d
ground saOaed on the squate bounded by Lib- C
cral, Anontta, Genin and New 8t. lBernard streets; ,
said lot havnlrg been taken by the city for the g
opennlag of New St. Bernard street.
RIesolvrd ,frther, That the mayor be and he tia
hereby authorised to enter into contract in be
half of the city, before the city notary, with Louis d
J. Maillot. admailstret of the estate of Widow C
Chas. Malillot, for the purchase of the lot of
ground mentioned In the foregoing resolution, g
and for the rice therein mentioned. n
fir. Walker here eatered snd took his seat.
The following resoluition from the BIloard of c
Aldermer was unanimously concurred in on Its
several raedI 5ms:
,." :'. : That the e'jolicati'n by the c3- iI
, roller in accordance with ordinance No. 12tJ N.
toS., of a contract to Henry Ellerman as principal
and Cha. A. Eager as security, for the constrc
tion of a steamship wharf, between 8oraparu and
Jackson streets, at the rate of thirty.eight dollars
and fifty cents per superficial square of 100 super
Ecial feet, be and the same is hereby approved,
the security aooepted and the mayor anthorised
to enter into contract with the parties, per notarial
act, for the performance of sald wok.
The committee on streets and landings submit
ted the following report :
CoxMIrrTE oF STaRETs AND LAIocos,)
BOARD OF AeiPSTrcNT ALDERMEN,
City Hall, Feb. 23, 1869.
To the Honorable the Board of Assistant Aldermen:
(;, et',en--Yonr committee have the honor to
report upon the following subjects referred
to them, viz:
1. Upon a resolution that the surveyor be
authorized to shell and grade Galvez street,
from Blenville street to Carondelet Canal bridge,
ycur committee report favorably.
2. UC on a resolution that the street commis
4 sioner be authorised to place gas lamps at tha in
tereections of the following streets, viz : Notre
'Dame and Peters, Notre Dame and Delta, Notre
Dame and Water, your committee report favor
s. Upon a resolution " That all persons doing
business under the State law authorizing the
establishment cf free markets be authorized to
cover the floors of markets with zinc," your com
nmittee report unfavorably.
4. Favorably upon a preamble and resolution
that a committee of two from each of the boards
of the Common Council, in conjunction with the
i sty surveyor, be appointed to ascertain the feasi
bility of paving with square block pavement all
streets in the urban portion of the city as are
now, by their unfavorable eoodition, in need of
repairs, and the probable cost of said work, with
a view to petition the General Assembly of the
hate of Louisiana for a modification of existing
laws govercil g the paving of streets.
5. our committee report favorably upon the
pe:ition of property holders on Magnolia street,
between Calliope street and New Basin, praying
that gas lamps be erected on said street. A reso
lution is accordingly presented for adoption.
6. Your committte report adversely to the peti
tion of the president and vice president of the
fair Grounds Association, praying to have posts
and chains on neutral ground transferred to said
association " as a present."
7. Upon the first part of the surveyor's com
munication, Feb. 15, 1i9, relating to improve
ments petitioned for by property holders on the
south side of Cravier street, between Baronne
and Dryades streets, that have been published
agreeably to law, and no opposition, a resolution
is presented for adoption authorizing the control
ler to adjudicate a contract after five days' no
tice, the work to be done agreeably to specifics
tlons of the surveyor.
8. Upon the communication of the city sur
vevor, Feb. 16th, t1i9, informing the Common
' uncil that the petition of property holders on
Bolivar street, praying for brick and curbed side
walks between Lafayette and Common streets,
has been published acoording to law, and no oppo.
sition having been made, your committee report a
resolution for adoption authorizing the controller
to adjudicate a cuotract after five days' notice,
the work to be done agreeably to specifications
of the surveyor.
9. ya'rn the communication of the controller,
Feb. 1bth, IS4;9, relative to adjudications, your
committee report as follows, viz:
1. Approval and acceptance of security of a
contract, as per resolution No. 1257, N. S., for
digging, cleaning and widening Camp Street
Calal, from C'io street to Felicity road. 20 feet
at top, 8 feet at bottom and 6 feet deep, to
Christy Connell as principal, and H. C. Dawes
security, at $50 per running acre.
2. Approval an4 acceptance of security of a
contract, as per resolution No. 1257, N. d., for
digging, cleaning and widening Melpomene Street
Canal, from Camp street to Dryades street, 20
feet at top, 10 feet at bottom and 7 feet deep, to
Christy Connell as principal, and H. C. Dawes as
security, at $100 per running acre.
3. Approval and acceptance of security of a
contract as per resolution No. 1257, N. S., for
digging, cleaning and widening Melpomene Street
I`anal, from Dryades street to Claiborne street,
.0 feet wide at top, 16 feet at bottom and 7 feet
deep, to Christy Connell, security H. C. D.wes,
at $1!,0 per running acre.
4. Approval and acceptance of security of a
conutcat, as per resolution No. 1257, N. ,, for
digg:nc, cleaning and widening Canal Street
Canal, from Hogan avenue to Claiborne street,
O feet at top. 1e feet at bottom and 7 feet deep,
to John Rooney, security F. Wintz and George D.
McC'ulicm, at $17 per running acre.
5. Approval and acceptance of security of a
contract, as per resolution No. 1237, N. S., for
digging, cleaning and widening Canal Street
Canal, from Hagen avenue to St. Patrick street,
30 feet at top, 10 leet at bottom and 7 feet deep,
to John Rooney, security F. Wintz sad George D.
Mkt ullum, at $220 pei running acre.
G. Approval and acceptance of securi'y of
a contract, as per resolution No. 125.;, b. S., for
diggirg, cleaning and widening Gaivez Street
Canal, from New Canal to Caroudelet Canal. 25
fret at top, 11 feet at bottom and 7 feet deep, to
By. McGuinn, security Wm.Hlenry, at $1eO0per run
7. Approval and acceptance of security of a
contract as per resrlu'ion No. 1257, N. S., for
digging, cleaning and widening Broad street ca.
cal, from New Canal to Carondelet canal, 23 feet
at top, 11 feet at bottom and 7 feet deep. to Hy.
McGuinn, security Wm. Henry, at $1::0 for run
8. Approva! and acceptance of security of a
contract as per resolution No. 1257, N. S..f r digs
ging and widening, and cleaning Broad street
caral, from Carondeltt canal to Esplanade street,
25 feet at top, 11 feet at brttom and 7 feet deep,
to I.C. Brown, security Spencer Field, Sr., at
S1C3 per running acre.
,. Approval and acceptance of security of a
contract as per resolution No. 127, N. S., for dig.
gung, cleaning and widening Broad street canal,
fr m Marigny canal to Esplanade street, 25 feet
at tep. 11 Ii t at bottem and 7 feet deep, to 1. C.
Browa. saecurity tencer Field, Sr., at $SIJ per run
10. Approval and acceptance of security of a i
contract as per resolnti n No. 1237. N. S., for dig- I
ging, cleaning and widening Carrollton avenuoe
canal. from New Canal to Canal street, (30 feet at
tp, 1t; feet at botton and 7 feet deep. to James
Fallon, security Wm. Cullman, at $14' per ran
11. Approval and acceptance of security of a
contract as per resolution No 127, N. s., lo- dig.
ging, cleaning and widening Carrollton avenue
canal, from Canal street to Orleans streat, :;0 feet
at top, 16i feet at bottom and 7 feet deep, to By. a
McGuinn, security Wm. Henry, at $130 per run
I1. l:ejection of a contract as per resolution No.
1257, N. S., for digging, cleaning and widening a
Marigny canal, from London avenue to Elysian a
Fields, 35 feet at top, 21 feet at bottom and 7 feet
deep, to John Wolf, security J. A. FIlorat, at $2.;it
per running acre, and that the controller resecl
said contract after five days notice.
13. Approval and acceptance of security of a
contract as per resolution No. 1257, N. S., for
drgging, cleaning and widening St. Bernard
avenoe canal,from Broad street toClaiborne street, t
25 feet at top, 11 test at bottom and 7 feet deep, to
James Fallon, security Wm. Cullinan, at $200 0O
per running yard.
14. Approval and acceptance of security of a
contract, as per resolution No. 1237. N. S., for
digging, cleaning and widening "Orleans Street
(canal," from Claliborne street to Bayou St. John,
23 feet at top, 16 feet at bottom a:l 7 feet deep,
to H. C. Brown, secority Spencer Field, Sr., at
one hundred and nineteen ($119 00) dollars per
15. Approval and acceptance o' security of a
contract, as per resolution No. 1257, N. 8., for b
!igging, c eaning and widening "Claiborne Street
Canal,' from Esplanade sareet to ElysIn Fields,
25 feet at top 11 feet at bottom and 7 feet deep, r
to F. Marquez, security G. Correjolles, at $17; 00.
per running acre.
t16. Approval and acceptance of security of a
contract, as per resolntion No. 12;7. N. s., for
digin~, oleanicg and widening "Claiborne S:reet t
(anal, from Esplanamde to Orleans street, 25
feet at top. 11 feet at bottom and an average '
depth of i; feet. to H. C. Brown, security Spencer
I teld, Sr., at $5500 per runnmg acre.
17. Approval and acceptance of security of a
contract, as per resolntion No. 1257, N. S., for
digging, cleaninag and widenloing "Claiborne Street
Canal," from Carondelet oanal to Palmyra street, a
23 feet at top, It feet at bottom and an averageI
depth of 3 feet, to John G. Wire, security G. Cor
rejolles, at $110 00 per running acre.
18. Approval and acceptance of security of a•
contract, as per resolution No. 1257, N. 8.. for !
digging, oleaning and widening ' Carondelet Walk
Canal," from Galves to Hagan arvene, 15 feet at
top, 3 feet at bottom and 6 feet deep. to John c
Rooney, eearlty F. Winta ana Geo. D. McCallen,
at $50 00 per running acre. tI
19. Approval and acceptanre of security of a c
contract, uas per resolution No. 1257, N. S., for C
diggingr, cleaning and widenlg " Claborne Street si
Canal." from Toledeno to New Canalr, 30 feet at
top, 16 feet at bottom and 7 feeo.eep, to Wm. b
Henry, security P. Halpto. at 300) 00 per rnn- N
ning acre. r
20. Approval sad aceeptance of securlity of a
contract, as per resolution No. 1243, N. 8., a
for bulading 250 feet of wharves between Jackson j
and Boraparu streets. Fo'th DIistrict, to Henry t
L.ilerman, securi'y Cha.. A. Eer, at $' 59 p.r a
snCi bc Fiol sq'iae of IsO~ erp T l lcdfr~.
I. For all the foregoing ad jidications the necessary
al resolutions are presented for adoption.
c" GE(a.LD FARRELL, Chairman.
d G. PANDrLY.
rs H. F. Srractr,
Mr. Farrell, dissenting from the above so far as
, the resolution providing for the flooring of the
al free markets was invo.ved, submitted the follow
long minority report:
it CoYxrrrsu or Srnslrs apt L.enrtRos,)
Board of Assistant Aldermen,
City Hall, New Orleans, Feb. 23, 1S69.)
To the Hoemrable the (common Council, Beard of Assisteat
Gent ihmen-The undersigned, chairman of the
to committee on streets and landings, respectfully
td submits this, a minority report:
Favorably on the resolution authorizing all per
ze sons doing business under the State law estab
, lishing free markets, to cover the if or of the
same with zinc, secured with copper nails, in hen
of flagging, on the ground that the expense in
s. curred for the latter would be so great that but
. few could take advantage of the benefits derived
i tem the act.
e Respectfully submitted.
r GERALD FARRELL.
g On motion of Mr. Fisher, the resolutions pro
riding for the approval of the adjudications for
t. cleaning the draining canals were taken up and
unanimously adopted on their several readings
n with the following vote:
e Yeas-Messrs. Kearny, Rose, Aitkens, Walker,
i. Pemberton, Camp, Stnrcken, Grandpra. Fisher,
II Morphy, Pandely, Farrell and Brecn.
h esolred, That the adjudtication by the control
ler of a contract, in accordance with ordinar -e
No. 1275, N. S., for digging, cleaning and widen
mng C!aiserre Street Canal, from To!edano to New
e Canal, 30 feet St too, 1l teet at bottom and 7 feet
deep, to Wm. Henry as principal and P. Halpin
as sicurity, at three hundred f ;io) dollars per
running acre, be and the same is hereby ap
proved, the security accepted, and the mayor au
thorin.ed to enter into con.ract with the pirtica,
ei or notarial act, for the performance of said
,d I;. eoic'.1, That the adjudication of a contract
by the controller, in accordance with ordiuanJ3
No. 1275, N. S.. for digging, cleanir g and widen
ing Carondelet Walk ('anal. from Galvez to Hagan
a Avenue, 15 feet at top. 3 feet at bottom and 6
Sfeet deep, to Jahn Hooney as ptincpya! and F.
1 Wintz and Geo. D. Mt'ullum as security, at inry
n (150) dollars per running acre, be and the same ii
Leretby approved, the securi'y accepted, and the
n:ayor atnrrized to enter :nt, contract, p.r noti
rial act with said pattics ir the pcrflr:tance of
,i'so,,nc,, That the adjulication of a contract
n by the cont:oller, in accorJ.,'ce w!tit orduan :
a No. 127.;, N. S., for diaging, emeaning and widen.
i g (laiborne Street ('anal, trom Esplanade street
to Orteans street, ' feet at top,, 1I feet at bottom,
and an average depth of tlect, to H. C. Brown
5 as principal and Spen -'r Ield!. Sr., as security,
r at ninety live .f;: d',lars per running acre, be
and the same is hereuy approved, the security
s accepted, and the mayor authtrized to enter ino
contract, per not irial act. wilh the par tied otr the
performance of ea:d work.
r :, 'n r, That the adiudtcat on of a contract
by th.e conrtroller in accordrro with ordinance
No. 1257, N. S., for digging, cleaning and widen.
r ing " Broad Street Canal"' irou sptanade
street to Marguy ('anal, 2' feet at top. 11
leet at bottom, and 7 feet deep, to H. C.
Brown as principal andt Spencer ·ield, Sr., as
security, at ninety epgLt t:,-, doliars per ronnlng
acre, be and the same ii hereby approved, the
security accepted, and tVe mayor auoior,..ed to
r enter into contra, t with the parties per noutrial
act for the performance of said work.
1J:so r0, That the adjudication of a contract
by tee co:ntroller, is acc ,rdmaice with ordinance
No. 12.;7, N. S., for diggtog, cleanirg and wi ten
ing " Carrollton Avenue Car.na:" f:oi New Canal
to Canal street, :;u feet at top, 10 feet at bottom
and 7 feet deep, to Jares F'a:l -n as principal
and W'm. Culliman as bse lity, ht one i adred and
forty-clne (f1 dr liars per ronncm. acte, be aud
the sauie is hereby approved, ti.: se. i;y ac
cepted, and the mnay-: aun of:zed t ' eut"r tat
contract with the paitres Our the pbcrlformnce ot
1,'.. ' , That t.e a! '. dation of a cSntract by
ite c iitrller. In accor:dace ith ordnance No,
1257, N. S., for digging, cteanimg and widenog
Carrohlton Acrue Lanai frlro:a Ctail street to
Or!eane street, 30 feet at top, 1; feet at bottom
and 7 teet deep, to Henry Mcui;uuu as prnc:pal
and Wm. Henry security, at cue honared and
ninety fl11) doliars per running acre, be and the
same is hereby approved, tte security accept-d.
and tl.e mayor authorized to enter tlt, contract
per notarial act for the pertormaLco 01 sa, I work.
1 . . - I1, that the adjudication of a contact by
the controller, in accordAro with ordiua,,e No.
17";, N. S.. for digging, dleantng and widening
St. Bernard Avenue Canal trom Broad street to
(;ait orne street, _ , fret at tip, 11 feet at bottom
and 7 feet deep, to James Fallon as p:iucipal arid
Wn. Coi.tnan Eoi.::), at two hundred f$'c0
dtoiiars per runni.g are, Le and the sante is hereby
allproved, the securiy accepted, and the mayor
au hli:zed to enter ito contract wi:h tfie parties
per notarial act lfr the performance of sad waik.
', . "'. .l That the adjudication of a contract
hb t.e tuntrol.er, In acor ;c nce with. ortlnance
No 1275, N. S., fr diggpug, cleanitng and widenag
" Orleans Si're tt Ca. t" Irom (laiborue to liey t
St. John, :; f et at top, 16 feet at bottom and 7
lett deep, to II. C. Brown as principal and Sue'l
ct r Field. Sr., ae securiry, at one hundred and
ninetten .(l 1', dolear, per runiuog acre, bh aisid
the carte l !t reby approved, the security ac
ttedl, ard th riAsyr authoriztl to enter into
coLtract with the parties per notarial act for the 1
pei forrtance of said work. t
I '. .'t,.' That rho aejudicaticn of a contract
ty te rotntroler, in ahcc.rdance with ordnance
No. 1..;, N. S., for d'gg:ng, cleaning and widren.
Img " (:alb rne Street Canal" from Esplanade 5
strcet to Elysian F~ields, 2. feet at top, 11 feet at
bottom and t feet deep, to P. Marques as princi- I
pal, and Gabriel Ccrrejolles as security, at one
hundred and scvcntylive Il17- per runrning acre,
Le and the s.rc :ts hereby approved. the security I
accepted, and the mayor authorizrd to enter into
contract with the partles per notarial act for the
perfermance of bald work.
1:,.,iced, That tLe adjudication by the con.
trolter lof a cuntract,ae per resolution No. 12',7 .
N. 8., for digging, cleaning and widening Mel- t
pomeme Street Canal, from DIryades to Claiborne
street, So feet at top, and 1I feet at bottom and
7 feet deep, to Christy ('onnell as principal, and
It. C. l'awes as security, at one hundred and t
ninety (11.0) dollars per running acre, beand the a
rame is hereby approved, the security accepted c
and the mayor anthortzed to enter into contract
per notarial act with the parties for the perform
ance of said work.
1,s,',lr,e, That the adjudication by the control
ler of a. cntract per resolution Nc. 12;7, N. S.,
for digging, (leaning and widening ('anal Street
Canal, from GClaiborne street to hagan Avenne,
:0 feet at top, 10 feet at bottom and 7 feet deep,
to John RIooney as principal, and F. \t intz and f
;eo. D. McCul!um security, at one hundred and
seventy-five ($173 dollars per running acre,be and
the same is hereby approved, the s'curity ac
cepted and the mayorauthorizd to enter iutJcen.
tract per notarial act wi;h the parties for the per.
formance of said work. b
I:J.ol~el, That the adjudication by the con
troller of a contract, in accordance with ordi
nance No. 1257, N. S., for digging, cleaning and
widening C'anal Street Canal, from Hagan Avenue
to St. Patrick street, ;i0 feet at top. 10 feet at
bottom and 7 feet deep, to John Rooney ars prin.
cipal, and F. Wintz and Geo. D. MIcCullum seen o
rtray, at two hundred and twenty ($2'20) dollars per
running acre, be and the same is hereby spproved,
the security accepted, and the mayor authorized
to enter into contract per notarsal act with the 0
partles, for the performance of said work.
Resolred, That the adjudication by the con- a
troller of a contract in acoordance with ordi
nance No. 1257, N. S., for digging, cleaning and
widening Galvez Street Canal, from New Canal to 1
Carondelet Canal, 25 feet at top, 11 feet at bottom
and 7 feet deep, to Henry McGuinn as principal, p
and Win. Henry as security, at one hundred and
saty tI$1G0) dollars per running acre, be and the
same is hereby approved, the security accepted
and the mayor authorized to enter into contract
per notarial act for the performance of said work. ,
Reesoiree. That the adiodioation of a sontract ti
ty the controller in accordance with ordinance C
No. 12/7, N. 8., for digging, cleaning and wi
denIrg Broad Street Canal, from Carondelet Canal B
to the New Canal. 25 feet at top, 11 feet at bot
tom and 7 feet deep, to Henry MtG;uiun as prin-. P
cipal, and Wmin. Henry security, at one hundred
aLd thirty ($130) dollars per running acre, he and ai
the same is hereby approved, the security ac
cepted and the mayor authorized to enter into
cottract per notarial act for the performance of c
said work. c
.lisolred, That the adjudication of a contract oi
by the controller in accordance with ordinance w
No. 1257, N. 8., for dikgging, cleaning and widen.
trg Broad Street Canal, from Carondelet Canal to
Leplanade street, 23 feet at top, 11 feet at bottom
rtd 7 feet deep.to B. C. Brown as principal, and re
Spencer IField. Sr., security, at one hundred and
twenty-ftve 5$125) dollars per running acre, be bl
s:d tle 'ame is hereby approved, the securiy be
xcei't a a t:e r.ar'or a:th·:ri eid to e:nter into em
ry contract per notarial act for the performance of
Ilsolhed, That the adjudication by the control
ler of a contract, as per resolution No. 1257, N. 8.,
for digging, cleaning and widenng Melpemene
as Street Canal from Camp street to Dryade street,
he 20 feet at top, 10 feet at bottom and 7 feet deep,
to Christy Connell as principal, and H. C. Dawes
- security, at one hundred ($100) dollars per ran.
ning acre, be and the same is hereby approved,
the security accepted, and the mayor authorized
to enter into convect, per notarial ant, with the
parties for the performance of said work.
1: solred, That the adjudication by the con
Stroller of a contract, as per resolution No. 127,.
N. S., for digging, cleaning and widening Camp
t-'reet Canal, from Felicity Road to Clio street, 20"
feet at top, 8 feet at bottom and 6 feet deep, to
r: Christy Connell as principal, and H. C. Dawes
security, at fifty ($;0) dollars per running acre,
be and the same is hereby approved, the security
tn accepted, and the mayor authorized to enter into
contract with the parties, per notarial act, for the
at performance of said work.
id On motion of Mr. Farrell, the foregoing resolu.
tions, relating to the cleaning of the draining
canals by contract were transmitted to the Board
of Alderrmen for concurrence.
Mr. Pandely, ooder a suspension of the rules,
Introduced the following resolution, which was
unanimously adopted on its Several readings, after
which it was sent to the Board of Aldermen for
'I: (,irl, That the controller he and he is here
r, by authorized, after five days' notice in the oflicial
r, journal, to adjudicate a contract for digging,
cleanirg and widening Lafayette Avenue ('anti
from Ciaiborne street to Florida Walk, the work
to be done in strict accordance with plans and
- pecifications on f!e in the office of the city sur
U Under a suspension of the rules, Mr. Strrcken
submitted the following preamble and resolutions,
n which were on motion referred to the committee
r on streets and landings:
\;HEREA-, The ditch en Claiborne street, bet
ween Canal and Toulouse streets, has become a
public nuisance, and useless for draining purposes,
Wi\'nrVt , The grade of the gutters between
I' :ibi rue and (;alvez street c is so estllibhed as
3 to prevent the wat^r from ronusing in the gutters
(f the s'reetl which run at right angles to the
n river : therefore be it
6 1:. d. I,., That the city controller be and be is
hereby authorized, after five days notice in the of
Y ntsal j arnal, t , stel a contract for the relaying of
St,,e gutters and banquettes, from Claiborne to ;al
ev z hbetween Canal and Toulouse treets. accord
irg to the specifications on file in teb office of the
f coy surveyor. The same to be subject to the ap
pr ,val or rejection of the Commion Council.
t i .'I, I hat the survewyr oe and he is hereby
3 aurth rized to change the grade of the gutters and
banquet:es, so as to allow the water to run into the
t (alviz Canal from the streets between Claiborne,
, alvez. Touni use and Canal streets. e
, I;r': ,, That the s'reet ,'mmissioner be and
IP it hereby instructed to fill with street scrapings
t'-e di'ch (n Claiborne street, from Toulouse to
S( aNal sa:reets.
o ... ,, That all reso!utions or parts of reso
e l:i. r !u crt[hlc: with the foregoing preamble and
r,- ;iitc be and the same are hereby repealed.
t The following resolutlion, accompanying the mi.
na rity report of the committee on streets and lad
ings, was adopted on its several readings:
i - '. ',,. That all persor~ doing business under
t -tate law authoriz:rg the establishment of free
:.arkets, be authorized to cover the floors of the
t;..:;s uned by 'hem as tree markets withzmei',
t ~red ai:h copper nails, or with tongued and
gr, ostd flcbri: g subject to the inspection of t':e
i en~se tn(ctors and police.
I'. .. , ,,i. That all ordinances or resolutions, or
t Ie s of ordinances or resolutiioL, coalc:tug with
tiis be and are hereLy repealed.
T! e following resolutions, accompanying the re
1 p;:t of the committee on streets and landings,
were urarimous'y adopted on their several read
i 1 ge, aith the following vote:
1 (as-Mesars. learny, Rose, A.tkcns, Walker,
l'ernl erton, Camp, Sturcken, (raidpinl, Murphy,
I ;n dely, Farrell and Breen.
1. ', That t':e street car:missiioner Ie and
º s hereby auttcrized and instructed to place or
cause to be placed the neces-sary gas lamps and
t i-ts on Magnolia street, between ( 'aliope street
and the New Canal.
I "' dl. That the adju.ication of a contract
by the contro!ler in accordan-e with ordinance
No. I.;7. N. S., for diggitg, cleaning and widening
tor: rry Canal, from London avenue to E'ysiaa
tih:, to John W, If as principal and J. A. Florst
rr:;,sry, at two hundred and sixty dollars ý$2ii,;
" er rtutc.rg acre, be and the same is hereby re
I:,,.~e l , r'Cr, That the controller be and
Le is L.ereby authorized to re-aljudicate the afore
n.ctenined contract to the lowest bidder, after five
dj "' notice iu tie official journa!; the work to
i,: done i; accordance with specifications on file
,n the t Cie of the city surveyor.
.-- : ud., That the controller be and lie is here
by iu.ihn:zid, after tive days' notice in the oli
cal :,rnal, to adijdicate a contract to the lowest
bidder tr bidders for raising the grade of the ban
'uettic on the south side of Grivser street, be
tIecn ;,ironne and liryades streets, the wirk to
bi done in strict accordance with specifications on
L-e in the clice of the city surveyor.
RI:ierd. That the controller be and he is here.
' authorized, alter five days' notice in the oTi
cial journal, to adjudicate to the lowest bidder
or bidders a contract f-r constructing brick site
asiks, trdet red by curb atones, on Bolivar street,
br'we cn l.afsayette and ( omon streeta., tLe work
to 1 e drne in etrict accordance with speciiicattons
on lI:!e in the crte of the city surveyor.
I,. ', ,,, T'hat the street commissioner be and
!e is hereby authorized and instructed to pla e
fae lamps at the intersection of the following
streetb : Notre Dame anid Peters. Notre Dame and
IDelta, Notre D)atne and Water.
The rollow'blg resolution, accom:panyoing the re.
port of the committee on nstrs and hanuagt,
1:.- inrid. That the adj'odicatlon by the control
ler -f a contract in accordance with ordinance No.
12;7, N. 6., for digging, cleaning and widening
S( taiborne Street Canal," from ('arondelet Canal
to Palmyra street, 25 feet at top, 16 feet at bottom,
and san averaae depth of 3 feet, to John G. Wire as
principal, and G. Correjolles as security, at one
hundred and ten ($110) dollars per runng acre,
be and the same is hereby approved, the security
accepted, and the mayor authorized to enter into
contract with the parties, per notarial act, for the
performance of said work.
The following resolution from the Board of Al
d*rmen was read : i
:s.'oired,l, That the surveyor be instructed to
repair Johla street, from Rampart to 'aiborne
street, at the earliest practicable moment.
Mr. Pandely in lien of the above submitted the
following. which on motion of Mr. Breen was laid
on the table:
R~'rlred. That Julia street. from Rampart to
Magnolia, Water street from Notre tame to t +m
,.on, and Clay street from St. Ann street to Canal,
bh paved with aquare block. and that the
tortroller be sad is hereby instructed to adjuli.
cate to the lowest bidder, altor five days notice in
tle official journal. a contract for the execution of
said work, subject to specitications of the city
Mr. Fisher moved to !ay the original res,,lution a
on the table, which motion was lost.
Alter some debate the resolution from the
Board of Aldermen was referred to the commitlee
on streets and landings.
The following resolution, reported upon lavor. c
ably by the committee on streets and landings, I s
was adopted cn its several readings with the fol. t.
lowing vote: :
Yeas--Mesars. Kearny, Rose, Altkens, Walker,
Pemberton, Bturcken, Grandpre, Fisher, Pandely, t
Farrell and Breen--ll.
Nays-Messrs. Camp and Morphy-2. t
iCesolred, That the surveyor be and he is here. n
ly authorized to cause Galvez street, upper side,
to be shelled, from Blenvilie street to Carondelet
The following resolution was reoelived from the c
Board of Aldermen so amended as to make the ap
pointment subject to the approval of the Board of d
Aldermen instead of the Common Council, which
amendment was unanimously concurred in:
Resolred, That the finance committee, with the
approval of the Board of Aldermen. appoint re
ceivers to collect market revenues during any va
cancy in the lesseealrp of any market, and that all
ordinances or parts of ordinances in conflict here. al
with be repealed. w
Mr. Farrell submitted the following resolution,
which was adopted unanimously on its several i
Risolrrd. Thit the surveyor be and is here.
by authorized to have the repairs of fire engine
bouse No. :, completed. provided the cost does not a
exceed the esum of t').
of Mr. Pandely submitted the following resolution,
which was adopted on its several readings nanml
nResolred, That the city surveyor and the super
t intendent of the Water Works be and they are
t, hereby authorized and requested to eanee the
necessary fre plugs to be at ones placed on the
ts line of Delta street from Common to Delord
ad The special committee to whom was referred
he the mayor's message relative to the Buaar Mar
ket, Second District, submitted the following re
NEw OaRLEANS, CITY HALL,
tP February 21, 1StOJ. )
To tl.e l.,norab'ethe Bos.d of Asistant Ald lmn.
r;i(,d. ntmen -Your special committee to whom
was referred the communication of the mayor
e, reitive to the stands which continue to be erected
to and maitined on the site of the Bazaar Market,
e notwithstanding the probibition of the council,
have the honor to report the facts in the case.
Various parties are erecting tables on the
' plateau, north of the Beef Market. with the con
g sent of the farmner of that market, who, notwrth
rd standing the ordinances of the city, collects rents
therefor. We can see no remedy against this far
mer unless it be by recourse to law. He is col
'r, lecting and retaining moneys for his own use
as which do net belong to him. In rerard to the par
ar t'ee themselves occupying this plateau, the mayor,,
having no police force at his disposal. finds it
difficult to correct the evil. We would therefore
recomtmend that it be made the duty of the street
e- et mninissioner to clear t,is apace, using his labor
sl era for the pnrpose, whenever it is necessary, and
g, taking the advice of the city attorney as to his
II course of action.
k In regard to the assumption of the farmer of
d the IBeef M'arket, t'here can be no question as to
r the limits f that market, as the main building
covers the ground and stalls leased, while the
in apri n or shed extends to the outside edge of the
pavetent, ori which no stil'a can be eatablished.
ThILs info' : ation is acquired from the city ear.
we vccr, in whose cffice we have seen the plan of
t in regard to the triangaler projection of the
a Frut Market, we believe, a'ter consultation with
the city- surveyor, that it ii a portion of said mar
ket, thcugh the shanties themselves are not on
n the plan and might p,o-ly be removed as a nuni
esioce. No pti-en. however, has a right to estab.
li-h stard s iu the street at' this point, and the col.
S l.'ctint of tdcs fronm lersons so establishing them
ae!ves would be imptoper and against the law.
is The proprietors of the Red Store are also
c. carged with leasing the pareren's around their
if builciicg for the sale cf ware+, and with thius itm
1- 1'diug the free passage. The Street commissi.tier
I chelId inform hims-elf regarding the exact limit
e of Paid property and enfoice the ordinances
against blocltg the pavements.
We deem it advisa,'le that the council cause a
y ir, per bazar market to be erected on the pla
d teatu. rcoth of the Peef Market, and purcha.e
e ti,e led Stcre, if it can be done at a reasonable
price, for tLe purpore of gainiog increasedi space.
'his enterprise, however, should be undertaken
by the city, as the land in this platenu, belonging
d to the city, is, in virtue of its position, much
o more valual,la than would be the building
ejected thLeron, and whlich might be made to
. yield a reveLue of thirty-rLo thousa:.d dollrs per
R e offer the nccrsoar reeo'cTC:ons.
\ cry repe f,.'ll .
.1 C. P:' (hairman.
ii. F. ir t HtOCEn,
r The following resolution, accompanying the
above report, was ad-pted on its several readings,
un: Limously :
SI,, . - d, TLhat the street commies:oner be and
a Le e hereby leciaily instructed to cause to be re.
moved all tubles sod other obetructions from the
p!tesu, north of the Beef Market, Second District,
and to ker p ail the pavements and streets, in the
i i.ri:y tlereof, clear of every obstruction not
au horized I- exi-'tr.g ordinances; and for this
r',r; nee he shaill ava:i iimself of every legal means
' h's disposal.
1,,. , 'i-, , , That it shalt be the da'y of
the attret comminssioer to see that the commiis
ear ice of the various markets do their duties in ac
c edance with eaistiLg ordinances,and iiiuiedi
ately report to the Common Council all commnia
saries who, in the slightest drgree, fail to perform,
or in ansy matner exceed their du'y.
S Th'e fcllcwrrg resolution, acccmpanyirg the
r abcve report, was also adopted.
1t cI 'r '1, T!hat the city curveyor be anul he is
hereby authorized to cause a proper plan to be
made for a bazaar market, to be establ'shed on
t t.e plateau, north of the " Ieef Market,' in the
etecond Iistrict, to be submitted to the committee
on tt vets and lardiDng.
a I:, .c.',? rr. , 'That the committee on streets
tat d landings adopt a proper plan for the erection
of the Pard " bazaar market," and submit the same
lv res iut.on ci ordinance to the Common c'jun
TThe special committre appointed to ioves:iga'e
t' e e!:cgcd neisct,.duct of, :ty l ors 'c endenevir
Sing to effect legislation, rela:ive to the proposed
S:ity charter, rep( rted as fllows
We the uniereigned, your conmi itee appointed
'o invertigat' certain charsg, of undue inte-fer
ie ce with '-ate lejiseatin on the part 1t city
tfuL l'tonarita, beg leave to report that-
We have rude e;pli"'atio fIr information an]l
a-s;-tanrce to the editors of tho-e jJarne', w!:;ch
have given moat ir, ulation to the charges re
I fer; d to, but with(:t, deriving any advantage
therefrcm. We were in ore insatnce ,;t with
total silence. ar.d in an';Ler reft rred to at editorial
wh,ch evidentlly misapp;eciat ,. our pu:pose and
intent:eo. Ihat purpose was not to call the editor
or his iofcLmaot to account for any p~tcbPation
m.nae, nor mn ay way ti ,estio. the freedsm of
tht press in comn.entinpg uplon legi-ltt:on and its
S,:!ateral subjecsre. On the contrary our position
was that, aurnming thote pubI:,'eiios to be fair
ar.d praiseworttuy, the edi:oras. 'ike any other good
ci'izens. would be glad to ait in our ell erts to ex
pose an infamy against which they had already
st own so munch zeal.
(Our object was not in'errogation but confer
eros. If any cf the gentleman with whom we
c nmonnicated are in possestion of real facts rela
tive to this s6rcject or of anythitg which rises
Sabove tlels ol vagne and ground!eas suspicion,
we hase been unabte'to 5og cIa to it.
l oor con'mittee were then left bat two sources
of information, interrogation of city fnnctionaries
and our pelstclal observation.
Thte major, controller, treasurer, street com.
mitssioner, surveyor, presidents and members of
finance, strteets ard landings and other committees,
presidents of tLe two boards and every member
ibh whom we have been able to communicate, all
de lare that they are n t aware of anything cal
celated to iustify the charges submitted to our
So tar as our personal knowledge is concerned,
your ccnuittee do not know of any foundation
for the injurious imputations made In so sweeping
a stle. While regretting our i-ability to fix upon
the gunilty, ii there be uheb, so as to relieve the
inncent, we munt add, to the best of our obser.
,tio.n and (iorn ' in, the whele charge is a fabri
catlon. lI:tspectfuiy submitted,
1.9. Psset ,
Board of Aldermen.
Tn. F. FisCRe,
W. . i PLItrTO N,
J. ('. lIo-sc,
Board of Assistant Aldermen.
)n:soctiri the above report was adopted.
The spec:al committee on certain resolutions
':..cating Ircm the finaLe committee, reported
City !lail, New t(rleane Feb. I,; I,, '
T :be lun,,ra:e BO,ard of Asi.:rt., A'dermen :
S ,--Yor committee appointed to con r
ut with a committee from the Board of Alder. r
;cn, In the mrtte report ded rlIon by the finance
committee, viz : The farni:uq ,, the licenses, the a
snnnullg of the contracts siene,1 by the mayor on e
the 7th day of September, 1-c;i, and other mat.
ters, have the honor to report that having made
several attempts to meet the committee of t -pdhe
Board of Aldermen. without anoceu, they submit n
their report to this board.
In the matter of the contracts, belierving that
the masor has exceeded his legal duties and that
his action was entirely unauthorized, they recoin.
mend that the said contracts be declared nullo nd r
oid, and that the resolution be adopted.
* On the resolution providing for the fanirng of
the revenues from the licenses due the city, you v
committee report adversely, believing that at this
late date srchp courte would be inexpedient and
detrlental to the Interests of the city.
Very re pectfully,
it ..ri MoN-rlowtiRy' Chairman.
J. 8. Anrrrue.
Eansas C. Moarity.
The following resolutlon, accompanying the n
above report, ws adopted on its several readsge g
with the following vote:
Yea--Mesare. Kearny, Aitkea, Walker, Peam.
bhrton, Camp, 0randpr6, Norphy. Pandely; tar.
roll and Breen.
- Pose and Sturcken.
R.cs"',ed., That the contracts entered into on or
about the 7th day of September, i.':-, by the 'r
mace: with the following perene, vit;
1. J. J. O'Hara for cleaning and repairing the
streets of the first ward, for 135,000 per annuux.
2. J. J. O'Hara for cleaning and repairing the
streets of the second ward, for 114,500 per annum.
3. G. Correjolles for cleaning and re airing the
streets of the fourth ward, for $13 400) ter annum.
4. G. Correjolles for oleaning and repalrinc the
streets of the sixth ward, for $t,900 per annum.
5. G. Correjollcs for cleanuan and repairing the
streets of the ffth ward, for $13,500 per annum.
6. William Henry for cleaning and repairing the
streets of the tenth ward, for 11 6W00 per annum.
7. William Henry for cleaning and repairing the
streets of the eleventh ward, for $5,210 per an
lie and the same are hereby declared null and
void, and that the street commissioner be and he
is hereby authorised and instructed to order the
work now being performed hy said contracters
stopped within five days after the promulgation of
1iesotedfurther, That the controller be and he
is hereby authorized to adiadicste to the lowest
bidder, after five days' not'ce in the i-i:1al jour
nal the contracts for the cleaning of the paved
and unpaved streets, and tte repairing of the un
paved streets of the firat, second. fourth, fifth,
sixth, tenth and eleventh wards of tJ.is city, the
work to be performed according t spe; ciicat;ro4
on file In the ( fice of the street oommi~esoner.
Mr. Breen here moved a reconsideration of the
vote by which the foregcicg resolution had been
On motion of Mr. Camp, Mr. Brcen's motion
was laid on the table.
The committee on water works submitted the
NEw ORInoANS. ('ITT HALL., i
February 1':, 1SG9.
To the Hoeorab!e the Board of Ameistant Ablirere..
r;etlernenr-Your committee on water works.
to whom was referred a resolution directing them
to report a table of rates for water rents. have
examined the rates now being charlred an: col
lected by the Board of Commissioners of the Water
Works, and find them entirely too high, and are a
cause of general complaint airmorg c n.rumera of
water. These rates are consicerably 'iigher than
in many other well regulated cities. We cite Chi
cago as an instance, as in that city 'te water is
pimped in the same manner as it Is done here.
We furnish a few of the items of rates l,. water in
(Licago and other cities for the intrn, tiou of the
rItRES AT NEw (nLE.ANS.
I or 2 rocom ... ...... t n
3or 4 .. .. . . . .. :. .... 1 .
or 6 ..... .... ..... 12 I
7or 1 .. .. ...... 14 r
11 or 12 ...... . ... ... 1 ,.
1: or ] .......... .... 2
I ur r .. ........... ......... 2 00
17 or 1' 21 Of
. . ... . ....110s
ChlIrCT' AT CI:t? I.
1 or 2 rooms..... ... .... .... . 1.. (1(n )
;r 4 ..................... .; ,
,or ti .. ..... . , On
- or .. ... ....
'} ( r 10 .. . .... . i..... 1:1 ;. 1 .
1 or 12 .. .... . ... .... ... . .. ..11 .
I.;or14 .. ... ... ... .. .. ... 1',,, U
15 (r 1 .. .. .. 1i ,,
ach additonal room ...............
rR:'E, L T LI T;i:O,.
,:con s. ..... . . .... ... ...... 1 ; 03
r ........... ... .... ...... 0
1 .. ............................... . 1. O
S . . .... ..... . ......... ,
i.ch additi:o al room ... .. . _ . ..... 30
FRICI" AT l.o) t ILI '
2 roons.t.... ........... ... .. P i n ,
, .. . .. .. .... . .. ... ... .. l' ll
11 ................. 1 00
iL'Ch cddruorsl room ............. 30
legR 1',(}. Am.' ,';;:
' ;ntirnati.... ............. . ........ 15 C.
, isvl .... .... ....... 1i)c.
v:leago, tn m 13c. down to . ......... 10.
Y~ou a il (b:erve from the above co i:parative
table (f rates that the charges in this city are
r nuh above the average in Chic go and other
tlies. Your committee wooul ank your special
a'tenrion to the Ligh price that is charged for
water snpplied to steam e.%ines, w rch is a cause
of scat onerous taxation on manuf, :orles of a.l
kinds, and has a tendency to -depress that kind of
: dustry. Should this state of altire continue,
this claas of consumers wid undoubtedly return
to the ole of cisterns and abandon the use of the
bt3 a.t. Already the managers of the (;ts
% orks have laid the neces.;sry pipes and are
drawing their water from the New Canal, and
several distilleries draw their water from the river,
and it is reasonable to suppose that many others
will do the same. Your committee i" of the opin.
rn that ti' water lhould be furnished at the low
eat possiLle rates so as to ;0 iu,:e its general use.
Your committee tlerefu'e have the honor to
retort tle following table of rate a id earnestly
tr con.n end its adoption.
\Vey rerpect fnly.
W. U. F:'ERRTo\ Clh.'rn:an.
('tI t-. GR.tAr' Rs.
Ti..n ollcwing reso;ution, acco:ipaoying t!.e
t .c.ve report, was unanimously adopted on its
iirst :cadipg, after which, to motion of Mr. Pan
d.'y. further ccnse:dration was deferred until
-aturday next, the 27th inst., when the Water
\,trks ordinance will be the order of the day:
V. riREa-., The rate for water rents behca so
.Itreoid, That the following rate for furnish.
irg water to the itbabitants of New Orleans be
sod is hereby reduced to the following rates:
FEDtCTION 0: WATrgR RCNT.r.
Private dwelling per annmna:
For 1 or 2 rooms, $.,.
For :1 or 4 rooms, 6.
I or 3 or 6 rooms, 7.
For 7 or 8 rooms, .
'For 3 or 10 rooms, II.
F'or It or 12 rooms, 12.
For 13 or 14 rooma, 15.
For 15 or 16 rooms, 1l.
For 11 or 1h rooms, 20.
Houses containirg wore than 20 rnome to to
rbarged at the rates of , ;cents for each addi
Houses occupied by more than one family to be
rharged at the above rates for one family, and
•2; .0 for each additional family.
Boarding houses to pay the same rates as
above, for houses containing the same number of
rooms, and Sc cents for earlh additional room.
Warm public baths, $12 per annom.
t old .. 7
Barber washatands, 4 ..
BIlarber chairs, each
Private stable, each stall. 13 per annum.
Livery ..2 .o
For each vehic!e, $1 50.
Otock, perhead, $I.
Bakers, per bsrrel flour, .c.
For comffehouaes, from I- to $82.
Iestsaurants to be assessed.
Fountains to be assessed
-tores, tfices and sleepirg rooms. $, to 1.
;miths' shops, for forge 82.
Steam engines to be estimated according t>
rize, etc., and for every addditional fifty hands $.
per annum; or to be determined by measurement
not to be more than 25 c nts per 1000 gallons;
ond large consumers, using over 200.000 gallnas
per month, to be charged 15 cents per 100o gal
SLarge manufactories, hotels, dip'illcries, brewo.
sea, and all other large ensumers, to pay at te
atea as above, by assessment or by meter.
Specasl charges for sprilnkling streets, watering
ardent, etc., to be arranged by (he superintend
ot of the Water Works.
Mr. Morphy, under a suspenaicn of the roles,
iubmittsd the following resolutiov, which was, on
notion, referred to the conmmitt:u on streets and
:&solced, That the controller (e and is hereby
uthorized to adjudicate, after fivre days' notice ini
he official journal, contracts for tie cleaning and
epairmrg of the unpavred streets @t the seventh,
ighth and ninth wards, acsecording to plans and
peciflcations on file in thie offirof the cr1ty sur
The committee on improvements and buildings
ubmitted the following report:
BOAnD OF AP'IrrTANT 'A, DtRRMEN,
City Hall, New O(rleans, F'b. 23, IJr,. i
5 the Honorable the Bosr of r Aistant A. Irmen:
GesUsemen-Your comunittee reovrt favorably
n the petition of W. F. Champs to be appointed
ight watchman in the court house. It is essen.
islly necesary that there should be a watehman
Sthe court house at night.
Very respetfully. I
Joan Bla , Chairana,
C. CAMP r,
H. F. Svra' Kix.
The following resolution, acc mpanying the
rerve report, wa. unanimously opted on its a
veral reading s.
1,t:c.1, That W. 2'. Chamup 1;- and he i '