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OFFTuATTdu^t^iroFTH IInTtedTtat¥s OFFICIAL JOURNAL OF. NEW ORLEANS CITY COUNCIL-OFFICIAL REGULAR ."MEETING. City Hall, ) New Orleans, June 13,1871.' The Council met in regular session at noon. Mayor Benj. F. Flanders, presided and there were present Administrators H. Bon zano (Assessments), John S. Walton (Fi nance), James Lewis (Police), F. C. Remiek (Commerce), L. T. Delassize (Waterworks and Public Buildings), Alfred Shaw (Ac counts), and John Cockrem (Improvements). The City Printing. The Mayor handed in the following com munication: New Orleans. June 12,1871. To the City Council of New Orleans: Gentlemen— We are requested by the I____A .1' TV____A___- -4 X*___T>,. Board of Directors ot the New Orleans Re publican Printing Company to call your at tention to certain bills for printing which have been presented to the Council for pay ment, as follows: Bill to Weed &: Kelly (charter amended), $520; bill to Christian k Hyatt, briefs for City Attorney, $54; 1 to Pelican Printing office, circulars. $5; and other bill bill to Madden, blanks etc. bills of a similar character. Under act No. 8, of 1868, the State Printer is required to do all printing of every description for the city, at rates fixed in the law. This statute is still in foil force in all its parts and clauses, not having been modified in any particular by subsequent legislation. The company, therefore, as State Printer, instruct us, as their attornevs, to give jfou notice that if the above lulls for printing, with others of a similar character, alleged to have been done by other parties than the State Printer, are approved and ordered paid by the Council, they will at once pro ceed legally to enforce tfieir action in dam ages for this violation of law. The approval of these bills by the Council will, moreover, be regarded as a contempt of the writ of injunction lately issued by the Eighth Dis trict Court, in the case of the New Orleans Republican Printing Company vs. the the Mayor and Administrators of the city. Very respectfully, HAWtflNS k THARP, Attorneys for the company. One of the writs of injunctions was also read, as follows: Slate of Louisiana—Eighth Dislrict Court for the parish of Orleans, No. 648. To Beuj. F. Flanders, Mayor: New Orleans Republican Printing Com pany vs. the Mayor, Administrators, et als., greeting—You are hereby cum • manded, enjoined and restrained in the name of the State of Louisiana and of the Eighth District Court fer the parish of Orleans, from giving out to any person, other than the State Printer, any printing of any kind or description whatever for the city of New Orleans, hr for any of its departments or authorities in the city government. And you are so en joined and until the further order of this honorable court. Witness the Hon. Henry C. Dibble, judge of our said court, ontbis eighth day of June, in the year of our Loid one thousand eight hundred and seventy-one, and in the ninety fifth year of the indejieudeuce of the United States. O. M. TENNISON. Deputy Clerk. The Mayor informed the Council that on receipt of this writ lie addressed to the City Attorney a request to apply for a dis solution of the injunction, calling the at torney's attention to an article of the city charter authorizing the city to select a printer, which certainly implied a right to do so; and also to a clause in the printing law which authorized the City Council to advertise in other journals than the official journal. He asked that the Council ap prove this action. Mr. Lewis moved that the action of the Mayor be approved. Mr.Remick said that this was the first word he had heard in reference to this matter, and he moved it be laid over UR the next meeting. The Mayor said so far as he wag individ ually concerned he had the right to ask the removal of the injunction, for he waeicne of the persons individually enjoined. Mr. Bonzano seconded the motion to ap prove the Mayor's action. Mr. Shaw remarked that there were mat ters of greater importance than this press ing on the Council. He indorsed the course of the Mayor. Approved. The Fourth District Recorder. The Mayor presented the following com m unications: Stats or Lofisuna, f Executive Department, > New Orleans, June 9, 1871.) To the Honorable Mayor and Council of the City of New Orleans: I am directed by his Excellency the Gov ernor to transmit a copy of the resignation of William Weber as Recorder in and for the Fourth District of the city of New Orleans, dated May 29, 1871, the original of which is on file in this office, end t« state that, on the fifth instant, A. E. Billings was appointed and duly commissioned Recorder of said disrriet to fill the vacancy thus created. Very respectfully, O. D. BRAGDON, Private Secretary. New Orleans, May 29, 1871. To his Excellency H. C. Wannotli: Governor — I hereby respectfully tender my resignation as Recorder of the Fourth District; I am opposed to your policy, and ritli my man fellow-citizens. I can not conscien wishing to cast my influence with my Ger tiously hold office under your administra tion. Hoping that this will meet with your speedy action, I am very respectfully vours, etc., WILLIAM WEBER, Recorder Fourth District. Mr. Bonzano asked whether Recorder Weber had not been in the City Hall since the date of the resignation, asking Admin istrators if he had been dismissed from office,.or if there had been any complaint against him? The Mayor suggested that this was sim ply a respectful .communication from the Governor giviug information to the Council, which he (the Mayor) thought should N spread upon the minutes without discus sion. Mr. Bonzano said it was very strange that the Council should receive this copy of a resiguation when the individual him self was inquiring why he had been dis missed from office. Mr. Lewis said Recorder Weber inquired of him if he had been dismissed by the Council, and in committee of tlie whole he (Mr. Lewis) had asked of the Administra tors if they had received any complaints against him, and lie had b?en unable to ob tain any information, except that Recorder Weber's successor had been appointed. The communication from the Governor was ordered spread upon the minutes. Mrs. Gaines. The Mayor laid before the Council the fol lowing letter from the special counsel re tained by the city to defend the Gaines' suits: New Orleans, June 12, 1871. To the City Council of New Orleans: Gentlemen— Iji the case of Mrs. Gaines against the city of New Orleans, judgment was'rendered on-Friday la«t against the city for $125,266 79. A motion was made H rehearing, which was denied this ) at morning. It is therefore necessary that you should determine whether a suspensive, appeal shall be taken, and if so, to prepare immediately (this week) to furnish a bond for the large amount required. In order that you may determine the mat ter advisedly, with respect to taking a sus pensive appeal, we will state the facts hav ing an immediate relation to this judgment. You will remember that in the spring of 1868 the Supreme Court of the United States rendered an opinion adversely to the city and in favor of Mrs. Gaines, and re ferred the matter baek to the Circuit Court, with instructions to enter a decree in conformity with the opinion thus given. One year ago an attempt was made by em inent counsel employed by Mrs. Gaines to have a decree entered by which the city would be held as trustee for her, and as such condemned to pay her the amounts for which the one hundred anil thirty-five arpents of land claimed by her, from the city, sold for in 1836, with interest on each sum from that date. If such a decree had been granted, the city would have been con demned to pay Mrs. Gaines a sum in cash amounting to somewhere between three and five millions of dollars. It is known to you that we resisted this application success fully, although the demand therefor was pressed with vigor and ability by Judge J. A. Campbell as counsel for Mrs. Gaines. After refusing to enter a decree for this large moneyed judgment. Judge Bradley referred the ease to John B. Weller, a mas ter in eliancery, with directions to take an account of rents and profits received bv the city from five half squares of ground, all of which were vacant except the one at the foot of Orleans street upon which a draining machine was erected by the city in 1836, and has been run ever since that time at an expense to the city of $151,832, without any remuneration whatever, rectly or indirectly. The report of "the master in chancery found the fact to be that the city had re ceived no rents, but held that the city had been benefited indirectly by the increase of taxes received Irom the lands benefited from the drainage. He accordingly pre sented three hvpothetieal statements as to the liability of 1 the city, as follows: 1. For the sum of $499,819 97. $208,825 " 2. For the sum of $208,825 00. 3. For the sum of $ 125,266 79. On behalf of the city we, of course, made and filed exceptions to this report, which we read at the time to two of the Adminis trators. These exceptions to this report were tried last week and decided adversely the city, Judge Bradley decreeing that the city should pav damages for rents on the basis of the tninl estimate, to-wit: $125, 266 79. According to the judgment this amount is arrived at in the following manner: The city is charged with— 1. Value of rents since 1836.....$84,800 00 2. Interest on rents since 1836.., 72.800 00 Total.......................$157,600 00 The city is credited with— 1. Expenses for re pairs............$17,166 66 2. Interest on ex penses for repairs 15,166 55— 32,333 2 Netting.....................$125,266 79 In our opinion this judgment is illegal and upjust in every sense, and would be set aside on appeal to the Supreme Court of the United States. We will make application to Judge Brad ley in the morning to fix the amount of bond to be given. In the meantime advise us of your determination as no time is to be lost. Your obedient servants, M. TAYLGR, j. McConnell. The Mayor suggested that an appeal be taken, and that the Mayor be authorized to procure the necessary security on the ap peal bonds. It was so ordered. Monthly Reports. By Mr. Lewis: Department or Polios, June 6,1871. Hon. BeDj. F. Flanders, Mayor: I have the honor to submit the following report of this department for the mouth of May, 1871: RECORDERS' COURTS Number of eases arraigned before each court: First District............ ..............1,542 Second District.......... ............. 964 Third District............ ............ 311 Fourth District........... ............. 191 Fifth District............ ............. 109 Sixth District............ ............. 85 Total................ Of this nuruher, 374 were committed to the Parish Prison: 211 to the Workhouse: 97 to tlie First District Court; 20 to the In saue Aylurn; 13 to the Houses of Refuge: 87 were released on peace bonds: 595 were lined: 1687 dismissed, and 118 were miscel laneouslv disposed of hv being continued, etc. RECEIPTS. First District — Fines and bonds........ Second District — Fines and bonds.......... ........ 481 '00 Third District — Fines and bonds.......... ........ 197 50 Fourth District — Fiues and bonds.......... ........ 438 50 Fifth*District — Fines and bonds.......... ........ 170 50 Sixth District — Fines and bonds.......... ...... 129 00 Total*............... ........$2,863 75 EXPENDITURES. First District — Pay rolls..................$673 33 Blanks, stationery, etc---- 35 25—$708 58 Second District — Pay rolls.................. 633 33 Blanks and stationery---- 50 50— 683 83 Third District — Pay rolls.................. 533 33 Blanks, books and station ery...................... 123 00— 65G 33 Fourth. Disbud — Pay rolls.................. 473 33 Blanks, stationery and re pairs.................... 57 00— 530 33 Fifth District — Pav rolls............-..... 373 33 Blanks.................... 5 50— 378 83 Sixth District — Pay rolls.................. 373 33 Blanks and miscellaneous expenses................. 15 85— 389 18 Total.........................$3,347 08 CITY WORKHOUSE. Average number per day during the month, 103 1-5—males, 1788; females, 1419; total, 3199. EXPENDITURES. Pay rolls...................... Hardware.................... Milk, vegetables, etc......... Wood and charcoal........... Forage...................."........ 142 18 Fresh beef......................... 181 39 Groceries and provisions........... 264 99 $608 31 10 68 39 25 61 00 V Total..........................$1,307 80 A-decrease of expenses over last month of ab^iit $350. Earn rugs as per report of work per d ftc ol' ' * ' other brandies of the city gov $66 30 forme d erument: Department 0C Improvements, mis cellaneous wl*(k................. Burying indigent Head and convey ing sick to hospital, coffins fur nished. horses eared for. repairs to wagons, etc......Ty,.......... Care of prison horses,'-repairs to wagons, etc............A*....... Boys' House of Refuge, hire of horse and wagon for delivery of bread, repairs to wagon, hirftpf washwoman, etc.............. Girls' House of Refuge, repairs... ?\ 2 50 City Hall, for washing towels, etc... '19 25 Miscellaneous...................... lq 75 Cash receipts...................... 80 00 253 50 215 00 60 25 Total............................ $174 75 The total cost for subsistence, including bread furnished by Boys' House of Refuge, was $675 08. The average number of offi cers and prisoners subsisted was 111 1-5, at a cost of about eighteen and two-thirds cents per day each. " INDIGENT DEAD. During the month there were six burials and forty-six removals to the hospital. BQYS' HOCSE OF REFUGE. Inmates on hand April 30, 1871..........148 Committed during May, 1871............ H Total...............................1® Released during the month.............. H Number remaining on hand............ 151 The average number per day during the month was 146 1-1#, lor whom subsistence was provided at an expense of $927 53, which includes the cost of bread furnished by themselves. This amount also covers the expense of subsisting ten officers, mak ing an average of 156 1-10. at a cost of about uiueteeu cents per day eaeb. EXPENDITURES. Pay rolls..................... ... ■ . $445 00 Fresh beef, vegetables and milk, groceries and provisions......... 528 83 Wood for bakery................... 79 50 Miscellaneous..................... 65 80 Flour for bakery.......... 645 50 Material for clotning............... 329 75 Total............................$2,094 38 EARNINGS. By bread furnished, as follows: City Workhouse, 3157 W lt»s at 6c----$189 45 Insane Asylum, 4980 Jtis at 6c----... 298 80 Home for Aged and Infirm, 58014 lbs at 6c..... ..............:.......... 34 83 Girls'Tlouse of Refuge, 488 1 4 lbs attic 29 29 Boys' House of Refuge, 6645 lbs at 6c 398 70 Total............................$951 07 girls' house of refuge. Inmates on hand May 1, 1871.............22 Number committed during the mouth.... 2 Number released during tlio month....... 2 Balance on hand May 31, 1871............22 EXPENSES. Pay rolls............................$75 00 Fresh beef anil vegetables........ 43 50 Groceries and provisions............. 80 58 Wood and charcoal.................. 16 50 Total...........................$215 58 CITY CEMETERIES. CITY CEMETERIES. The receipts from sales ol lots and burials during the month amounted to $355 25. Tbe total receipts on account of public pounds amounted to $441 95. Summary of the cash expenditures of this department during the mouth of May, 1871, which includes salaries and expenses of every other character: Administrators' office............. $372 50 City Workhouse.................. 1.516 17 Boys' House of Refuge............ 2,094 38 Girls' House of Refuge............ 215 58 Lighting city..................... 19,300 43 Recorders' Courts................ 3,353 58 City cemeteries................... 30 00 City Park......................... 60 00 Public squares................... 407 50 Public pounds.......... 572 96 Parish Prison, medical supplies. . 81 60 Burying indigent dead, and con veying sick to hespital.......... 134 90 Total..........................$28,139 60 JAMES LEWIS, Administrator. By Mr. Delassize: Department of Waterwork, and ) Public Buildings, J am- 1,1871. 5 Hon. Benj. F. Flanders, Mayor: This department, in sympathy with the citv's financial condition, has. during the past month, kept expenditures down to the lowest degree possible, performing onlv such services as were absolutely required. WATERWORKS. During the month iron pipes were sub stituted for cement, to the extent indicated below: Seven hundred feet six-inch pipe on Gasquet street, from Claiborne to Galvez street. Three hundred and sixty feet four-inch pipe on Roman, from Gasquet to Palmyra. Two hundred and thirty-five feet four inch pipe on Prieur, from Gasquet to Pal myra street. Sixty feet four-inch pipe, connecting mains with fire hydrants. Four fire hydrants (Holly patent) were erected. The cement pipe has been left undis turbed. its condition being sucb as to make it of no service or maketable value. Tbe collections on account of water rents for the month of May, 1871, were— First District.....................$3,861 32 Second District.................... 3.084 00 Total..........................$6,945 32 Amount of water pumped during the month (gallons), 170,816.340. Barrels of coal consumed. 1906. Number of Lours worked, 335Vz. PUISLIC BUILDINGS. With regard to the public buildings, since the extension of the Fruit Market, which was finished tbe first of the past mouth, none other than minor repairs have been made. EXPENSE SUMMARY. General office: Salaries, etc...................... $388 30 Waterworks: Salaries and labor.....$3,221 70 Paving, lumber, etc... 1,284 07 Rent and advertising.. 110 30— 4,616 07 Insane Asylum: Salaries....*.......... 470 00 Provisions, etc......... 947 24— 1,417 24 Home of Aged and Infirm: Salary................ 50 00 Rent, provisions, etc... 239 90— 289 90 Courthouses: Salaries............... 200 00 Repairs, furniture, etc. 1,368 83— 1,568 83 Pu........ ublic buildings : ExtensionFruit market 2,100 00 Repairs Fruit market.. 78 00 Sinks................. 375 00 Charitv............... 75 00 Ice (City Hall)........ 78 75— 2,706 75 Total........................ $10,987 09 L. T. DELASSIZE, Administrator. Financial Business. A claim of M. B. Garry for $57, was passed to be settled under ordinance 197 (repealed at the last meeting). Claims of Weed k Kelly, $90 10; Stetson k Armstrong, $5; Christian & Hyatt, $54; German Gazette, $6; John W. Madden, $36 25; Weed k Kelly, $143 20: New York Commercial Advertiser, $24 and $27 60; H. Luzenberg, $780; Pelican Printing Company, $5; John W. Madden, $5 50; Chapsky k Teetzel. $15; Antz &, Boline, $12 50; P. II. Quinlan. $2 25; Uniaeke & Konrad. $162 50; German Gazette, $12; Charles Pullman. $15; A. W. Dearie, $4 50; John Hasselwender, $18 50; Stetson k Armstrong, $2 25: Vandegriff k Clark, 14; Bureau of streets, $6786 80; Survey, or's Department, $626 50; L. Smith. $25; Bonzano, $150; Vandegriff k Clark, $6 20; Republican Printing Company, $373 60, $25, $24 25, $4, $15, $202; Weed Kelly, $520; New Orleans Times, $6, ere finally passed. Claims of Thomas McCormack, $5000; >: Trcpagnicr, $1494 25; J. A. Massicot, 183 45 and $1669 50; and Peter Maud, $200, were passed, and referred to the Mayor, with power. Claims of Coroner Creagh. $646; Coroner Jackson, $672; and Register of Convey, ances, $149 50, were laid over. The expense ordinance of the Depart ment of Improvements for the mvuth of May, amounting to $14,251 22, was adopted. The expense ordinance of the Depart ment of Police, amounting to $22,648 85, was adopted. The expense ordinance of the Department Commerce was adopted. The expense ordinance of the Depart ment of Waterworks and Public Buildings was adopted. The Public Schools. The ordinance setting apart $135,117 69 iu ten per cent bonds for the public schools was called up on final passage. Mr. Walton Eaid it was hardly worth while to go over the same ground which he •had been over before on this question. He merely wanted to explain his vote. Not that he supposed his opposition woiiJ<( af H H 00 83 50 80 50 75 38 45 2 2 feet the result, but because he wanted his explanation ' to go with vote. He Lad opposed these school appropriations all the way along, and, except on one occasion, when General West, Administrator of Im. provements, voted with him, he had always been in a minority of one. He voted against them on the ground that the city was very mncli embarrassed and the money now being voted did not belong to tbe city, but to the city's creditors, and the city had no right to appropriate it for this purpose. The State had taken the schools away from the city. We had no control over them; had nothing to do with them. The argument that the city must pay this money because it was in a budget was entirely fallacious. By the same reasoning, when the act robbing tbe city of its waterworks was carried out. and when the Crescent City Waterworks Com pany took possession of the works, the city would still be obliged to go on appro priating for the expenses of the Waterworks because they were in the budget. He voted, emphatically, no on tlie ordinance. The ordinance was passed, Mr. Walton voting alone in the negative. The Metropolitan Police Warrants. Mr. Shaw said there was a case before the Eighth District Court, in which certain citi zens sought to enjoin the city from receiv ing Metropolitan Police warrants. The positions taken covered some of the same points on which he had already made a re port to the Council. The case was now in such a condition that a default could be taken against the city. He understood that the Metropolitan Board had intervened, but be thought it a matter of great importance to the city, and to all parties, that there should be an early decision of the Supreme Court on this subject. The city had already taken iu over $500,000 of police warrants over and above the pro rata. This had been done uuder tbe strict letter of the law. It was well known there had been an effort made to settle this question on some more satisfactory basis for tlie future. In the meantime the Treasurer -was threatened with all sorts of processes, including re moval from office, if he refused to receive these warrants. He (Mr. Shaw) believed no party to this suit ought to be in favor of any delay. The city ought not, the tax payers wuuld not, and the Board of Metro politan Police ought not, and he hoped would not. He moved that the City Attor ney be instructed at once to make due pleadings necessary to briDg to an issue the matter of an injunction against further re ceipt of Metropolitan warrants for taxes, to submit said case on due statemeut ot facts, and give sucb consents an waiver of delays as he may make consistently with the in terests of the city, to facilitate an early de cision by the Supreme Court ou the duties and responsibilities of the city in the mat ters in question. The resolution was adopted unanimously and the secretary was ordered to comnnr nicate it at once to the City Attorney. Miscellaneous Business. By Mr Shaw: An ordinance providing for the payment of the several accounts therein named. Be it ordained, That the following appro priations be aud are hereby made, and that the Administrator of Public Accounts war rant on the Administrator of Finance in payment of tbe same: Weed A Kelly, for printing and binding journals, records, etc., bill approved by tbe Administrator of Commerce, $245. 8. F. Siskron. for law books, bill approved by the City Attorney, $79. Laid over to be printed. By the committee on destruction of bonds: is bonds: City Hall. Np.w Orleans, ) June 10. 1871. j In obedience to ordinance No. 858, Ad ministration series, the undersigned respect fully report that they have personally wit nessed the destruction by fire of the follow ing bonds of the city, printed but not issued, which were erroneously designated in said ordinance by tbe letter O instead of N, and in part by tbe denomination of fifty dollars instead of five hundred dollars, the aggre gate sum named iu the ordinance being tlie same as that of the bonds now destroyed, viz: 204 bonds, letter N. seven per cents, of $500 each, Nos.|6Il to 814, $102,000. BENJ. F. F LANDERS, Mayor. ALFRED SHAW, Administrator of Public Accounts. JOHN S. WALTON, Administrator of Finance. Received and approved. By Mr. Walton: Department of Finance, ) June 8, 187], 5 To the City Council of New Orleans: The petition of J. Bendemagle. referred to me on the twenty-fifth of April last, rep resents that tlie notarial records of D. I. Ricardo and Hugh Madden, of which he is the custodian, have been badly damaged by two fires and are in such condition as to require immediate rebinding. 1 have visited Mr. Benuernagle's office and have inspected the papers referred to. They are in such a state that they can not be examined without great diffieultv, and I am informed that it is the duty of tlie city to pay tlie expense necessary to preserve them. I therefore recommend the adoption of the accompanying resolution. JOHN S. WALTON, Administrator. Resolred, That a committee he appointed by the Mayor which shall have power to adopt such measures for the preservation of the notarial records of D. I. Ricardo and Hugh Madden, deceased, as may be found necessary. The resolution was adoDted, and the Mayor appointed the Administrators of Commerce and Assessments as the commit tee. By Mr. Bonzano: Resolved, That the Administrator of Fi nance be and is hereby authorized to cancel judgment rendered by the Second District Court (suit No. 21,058) against Francis A. Boyle, for the tax of 1863 on property in his name, situated in square No. 227, fifth assessment district, and bounded by Com mon. Gravier. C'arondelet and Baronne streets: said judgment having been settled in October, 1866, by the consent and to the satisfaction of E. Bermudez, Esq., then City Attorney. Laid over to be printed. By Mr. Bonzano: ''evolved. That in order to correct an er ic: made in the assessment for 1870 on the "nui ided property of Amileaud Rosamond Legate, situated in square No. 9, thirteenth >' • ' tjtticut district, the Administrator of 1'qldic Accounts is hereby authorized to fur nish the Administrator of Finance with new tax hills, reducing the assessment against Mrs. Amile Legars, (tax bill No. 30,727), from eighteen hundred dollars to seven hun dred dollars, and increase the assessment against Rosamond Legars (tax bill No. 30, 728). from four hundred dollars to seven hundred dollars. Laid over to he printed. By Mr. Bonzano: Resolved, That in order to correct an error made in the disposition and measurement of certain property assessed in the name of F. Fouelier, in square No. 279, bounded by Dryades, Erato, Rampart and Thalia streets, second assessment district, the Adminis trator of Public Accounts is hereby author ized to furnish the Administrator of Finance with a corrected tax bill (No. 11,324) for the year 1870, reducing the assessment of $4500 on property measuring twenty feet by sixty nine feet to $1000. Laid over to be printed. Mr. BoDzano called up resolutions for the relief of John Lockwood and Ocean and Eclipse Towboat Companies, which were finally passed. By Mr. Walton: Dbfaxtkwt of Fisamc*. Jane 13, 1871. To the City Council of Now Orleans: The petition of Augustus Reichard. re ferred to me by the Council at its last ses sion, asks us to release him from the eosts in suit No. 8060 in the Seventh District Court, on the ground that he was never le gally notified of the city's claim upon him, the bill having been advertised iu the Re publican in the name of "Richard August," and that consequently he is not liable for eosts. I am advised by the City Attorney that it is for the iuterest of the eity to accept Mr. Reicliard's otter, and therefore reoommend the adoption of the accompanying resolu tion. JOHN S. WALTON, Administrator. Res<deed, That tlie Civil Sheriff bo and is hereby authorized to receive from Au gustus Reichard the face of the tax bill against him for 1869, said bill being No. 8060 on the docket of the Seventh District Court, leaving the costs to be paid by the city. Laid over to be printed. By Mr. Ceckrem: Whereas, The proper legal time having expired anil no objection Laving been made, and the petition having been published iu the official journal for aud during the time prescribed by law; therefore be it ltesolred, That the Administrator of Im - provements be and he is hereby authorized and directed to advertise for proposals to make brick banquettes, with wooden curb ing, on both sides of Howard street, from Jackson to Delord. Adopted. By Mr. Cockrem: in By Cockrem: DKPARTMKXT OF IMPROVEMENTS, ) June 13, 1871. 5 To the City Council of New Orleans: The undersigned respectfully submits the following bid received in answer to the ad vertisement inviting "proposals for con structing brick banquettes on upper side of Melpomene street, from Franklin to Clai borne street;" J. J. Healy bids $3 50 per running foot and bis bid \>eing reasonable it is recommended that tlie accompanying resolution be adopted adjudicating tbe con tract to, and accepting the security offered by said J. J. Henlv. JOHN COCKREM, Administrator. Resolved, That the proposal of J. J. Heal v for making brick banquettes on the upper side of Melpomene street, from Franklin to Claiborne street, at three dollars and fifty cents ($3 50) per running foot, complete, and offering John Boensel as security, in the sum of two hundred and fifty dollars, lie and the same is hereby accepted, anil the Mayor authorized to enter into contract on behalf of the city, tier notarial act be fore tbe City Notary, for tbe faithful per formance of said contract. Adopted. By Mr. Remiek: Department of Commerce, i June 13, 1871. 5 To the City Council of New Orleans: I return the petition of Messrs. Brandon k Rostand, asking for permission to erect and operate a steam engine on their prem ises, Nos. 58 and 60 Peters street, between Conti and Bienville streets, for the purpose of refining sugar and syrup. As tneir ap plication is approved by the residents in their immediate neighborhood, I recom mend that their petition be granted, and therefore I offer the following resolution. F. C. REMICK, Administrator. Resolved, That permission is hereby granted to Brandon k Rostand to erect and operate, a steam engine upon their premises, on Peters street, between Conti and Bienville streets, for the purpose of re fining sugar and syrup: provided that this permission be subject to revocation at tbe jdeasure of tbe Council. Adopted. By Mr. Delassize: Resolved, That tbe Administrator of Wa terworks and Public Buildings be and he is hereby authorized to advertise, by five days" notice in the official journal, for pro posals for furnishing the publie buildings witli earth closets, etc., and for attention thereto one year. Adopted. By Mr. Delassize: Department of Waterworks and ) Public Buildings, June 5,1871. 5 To the City Council of New Orleans : There was referred to me by the Council, at the last meeting, two petitions—one pray ing the city to purchase the house So. 162 Julia street for a city normal school, the other asking the purchase of property situ ated on Kampart street, between St. Louis and Toulouse, now used as a sehoolliouse. The city of Xew Orleans being denuded of all power over the public schools, proposi tions having for their object the purchase of K erty for the purpose indicated can not itertained. I therefore ask to he dis charged from the consideration of the pe titions referred to. •L. T. DELASSIZE, Administrator. Adopted, and referred to the School Board. Mr. Walton called up resolutions for the relief of Joseph Jouet, Mrs. G. Taber, Philip T. Philips, and E. L. Bernard, which were adopted. Mr. Lewis desired to call up the deferred claims of Coroner Creagh. Mr. Shaw said he desired to he heard on this question, and asked further time. Laid over. Petitions. A petition of Coroner Jackson was re ferred to the Department of Police. A petition »of Hutchinson k Wallace for permission to establish a cotton ginery was referred to the Department of Com merce. A gas petition of residents of Algiers was referred to the Department of Police. A petition of V. France for permission to establish a hake oven was referred to the Administrator of Commerce. A proposed compromise by J. II. O'Connor was referred to the Administrators of As sessments and Waterworks. A license petition of Mrs. Brown was re ferred to the Administrator of Finance, as was also a tax petition of Patrick Mooney. The Overflow. A communication from the Louisiana Fertilizer Manufacturing Company, offer ing the city six barrels of its deodorizing powder to he used in the overflowed dis trict, was referred to the Relief Committee, to be by them transferred to the Board of Health. Mr. Cockrem said he had very important matters to bring before the Council in con nection with the overflow, but he had not had time to prepare his report. He moved that the Council take a recess till to-mor row at noon. The Council took a recess accordingly. II. CONQUEST CLARKE, Secretary. IN TI1E DIHTUK'T COURT OF THE UNITED HTATEH. DISTRICT OF LOUISIANA. MATTER OF HENRY Bankrupt. O. COLOMB, In Bankruptcy—No. 1118. T he undersigned hereby gives notipt? of his appointment as assignee of the estate leans and State of Louisiana, nipt upon his own petition. je3 law3t E. E. NORTON. A»«i™,.. IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE UNIT ED ST ATES. DISTRICT OF L OUISIANA. IN THE MATTER OF ALFREu RHODY, BANK rnpt. In Bankruptcy—No. 1135 . T HE UNDERSIGNED HEREBY GIVES NOTICE of his appointment as „ OT , IC . E J to to " dj,,dged ' a bankrupt upon jefilaw 3t R fi. NORTON, Assignee. „ 25 A A KMSTRONG'S FOUNDRY AND BOILER MANUFACTORY, Comer of Erato aud New Levee ati eeta, NEV* ORLEANS, LA. W. J. J. ARMSTRONG, Manager. Manufacturer of Vertical aud Horizontal Steam Bn glues. Sugar Mill*, Draining Machine#. Saw Milla, Cotton Screws and Gearing, JriBi Columns and fronts of Buildings, Faroaoe Mouths, Grate Bars, Bone Black, Revivifiers, Gas Retorts, Railroad Frogs, etc.; Low Pressure, Locomotive Niue and Cylinder Boilers of aU kins, Filters, Juice Boxes and Clarifiers, etc. no22 ly FOUNDRIES. 0.EORGE CRONAN, (Successor to Bennett k Lurgea,) SOUTHERN ORNAMENTAL IRON WORKS, Corner Magnolia and Erato streets. Near Jackson Railroad Depot, New Orleans, Louisiana. Blacknnithlngand Housework in general, Vaults, Store Fronts, etc., made to order at the shortest notice. Office at the Foundry. »u23 ly BANKS AND BANKING. B A ANK OF NEW ORLEANS. New Orleans, June 2,1871. In accordance with the requirements of the act of Congress entitled "An act to provide a national curreni"— _____-«-i « nUJo*. <*♦' iT?»it#A/i bonds, currency, secured by a pledge of United States bonds, approved June 3, 1864," I Publish herewith tlie certificate of antli rity issued to tlie New Or leant. Natioual Banking Association, of New Or leans. N- AUGUSTIN, Cashier. Treasury Department, 1 Office of Controller of the Currency, > Washington, May 27, 1871. ) Whereas, by satisfactory evidence presented to the undersigned, it lias been made to appear that the "NEW ORLEANS NATIONAL BANKING ASSO CIATION," in the city of New Oi leans, iu the par ish of Orleans aud State of Louisiana, has been duly organized under aud according to tlie require ments of the act of Congress entitled "An act to : toe of United States bonds, and to provide for circulation and redemption thereof," approved June 3,1864, and has complied with all" the pro-, visions of said act required To lie complied with before commencing the business of Banking under said act— Now, therefore, I, Hiianil R. Hulhnrd, Controller of the Currency, do hereby certify that the "NEW ORLEANS NATIONAL BANKING ASSOCIATION." iu the eity of New Orleans, in the palish of Orleans aud State of Louisiana is authorized to commence the business of banking under tlie act aforesaid. In testimony whereof, witness my hand and seal of office, this twenty-seventh day of May, 1871. HILAND R. HULBURD. Controller of the Currency. Bank oe New Orleans, 1 New Orleans, June 2,1871. ) In accordance with the above authority, tlie Bauk of New Orleans will commence business uu der the new title of NEW ORLEANS NATIONAL BANKING ASSOCIATION on tlie first of July next. je3 60t N. AUGUSTIN. Cashier. fJMIE FREEDMAN'S SAVINGS AND TRUST CO MPANY. A National Savings Bank. CHARTERED BY THE GOVERNMENT OP THB United States, March, 1865. Thirty-three branch offices have already been es tablished throughout the country. Principal Offlccs WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. J. W. ALVORD, President. D. L. EATON, Actuary NEW ORLEANS BRANCH: 114...........C'arondelet street...........114 New Orleans, Louisiana. Deposits of any amount received. All accounts strictly private and confidential. All deposits are able on demand with interest due. SIX PER KNT interest paid or compounded, free of all taxesthree timesiueachyear. Especial advantages afforded to trustees, guardians and others having in charge trust funds; also, to societies, lodges, divi sious aud associations. Certificates of deposit is sued, payable ou demand in currency or gold, with interest due. Deposits cau be made by express, or bank draft, or postal money qgder. Deposits re ceived from individuals, firms, societies and cor porations. subject to check at sight. The Freedman's Savings and Trust Company was incorporated for the si>ecial benefit of the fYced meu of the South, hut it offers its advantages to all classes alike. As a natioual institution, sub» ject at all times to the supervision of the Congress of the United States, its honesty aud integrity are constantly assured. OFFICE" HOURS: From 9 A. M. to 3 P. M., and on Saturday nights from six to eight o'clock. C. D. 8TURT8VANT, mhl7 ly Cashier New Orleans Branch. J^OUISIANA HAVINGS BANK AND SAFE DEPOSIT COMPANY, No. 51...........Camp Street...........No. 51 W. Van norden, henry peychaud, President. Vice-President. JOHN S. WALTON, -Cashier. directors : W. H. Thomas, David Wallace, Henry Peychaud, Dr. W. H. Holcombe. H. J. Mullan. Six per cent paid on savings deposits. Safes rented, and valuables received. Interest on bonds collected aud remitted. Persons living in the country will find this Com alu pany a safe depository for valuables, papers, etc., at a small expense. noli ly on MEDICAL. jQR. F. B. ALBERS, RESIDENCE NO. 85 ERATO STREET. Office, No. 21 i) Trhoupltonlns Street. Office hours from 8 to 9 A. M., and from 6 to 8 P. M.: aud 31 Canal street, from 1 to 3 o'clock. de3 ly re to as JOHN G. ANGELL, D. D. S., Hat relumed to the city, and is preparod to per form, without pain, all operations in Operative. MECHANICAL AND SURGICAL DENTISTRY. Office and residence 152 Julia street, near Camp, New Orleans. Louisiana. oc!4 lv TYENTIHT— DR. ALLEN, NO. 12 DRYADES street, near Canal, will attend personally to all those who may require his services or advice. Dr. Alien would inform his patients that the Rub ber plate hereafter made wul be from a new com* pound, free from poisonous ingredients and twice as strong as the Vermilion Rubber. Old plates made new at twenty per cent lea# than the usual P nce - _ se25 ly* jQOCTOR BELDEN, HOMEOPATHIC PHYSICIAN, Has removed his residence to the comer of St Joseph and Magazine streets. His office remains at No. 46 Camp street. Office hours from 9 to 19 A. M„ and from 1 to 4 P. M. From 5 P. M. to 9 A. M. he can he consulted at mv28 ly except when engaged in visiting p stients. fiWEET QUININE IS A RECENT IMPROVE ky ment- replaces the u~ _ . ? ,eu !LI7 pla f e8 . th 3 use of the Bitter Sulphate Quinine, with which all are familiar. Dose for dose U is wamanted fully equal in every way to Bitter Quinine, and like it, is the one GREAT, POSITIVE AND UNFAILING CURB For all diseases of malarious origin FEVER AND AGUE, 8 INTERMITTENT FEVER CHILL FEVER, ' REMMITTENT FEVER BILLIGCS FEVER ^nneg&. tr8iD ° f di80^der, SWEET QUININE ws 801 e ly from Peruvian Bark (so Is Bitter Qui nine), therefore is of vegetable origin and not* mineral Donum hut -___*____ . u ' Hr,a not i ™e n of a Arr n ' bnt ' on emit raryisprnveil tob* persons? 16 elementB found in the blood of all healthy SWEET QUININE rial or miasmatic poison, the "section 'of whUh o%?^"Mr ittent fever8 '— Th « SWEET QUININE Bittor Quinine is the entire ab fn the Utter 1 Is is ' perB18 tent bitterness which, use with moL? . insurmountable obstacle to its use with most persons, and always with children. SWEET QUININE anifu™ f0 ™ 8 - i ? powder for the use of physicians for U8U m <■*> , and for tlie general public. my!5 „ , STEARNS, rARR fc CO., Manufacturing Chemists. New York. J IMMEDIATE IRELIKF, AND A PERMANENT CURE GUARANTEED. THE GREAT WESTERN REMEDY Is a Certain and Speedy Cure for Neuraloi* Rheumatism, Kidney complaints, General Debilrtv' Dyspepsia, Sick Headache, Chilli and Fever eto^ to ti c I l" KeS fr0 V,' citizens, testifying to the disease dispelling and healtli-r"-«"...'-"* ihed on application. Sold by All First-uinas Dmcctsu „ „ , prick: 25 cents, 50 cents. 75 cents, #1, and #1 50 per Bottle agknts wabtkd kvkhywhkrr. A ^t N w DA I 1 . 8 ' DI,00Turer " d Manufacturer 3A3 Washington Street, Newark, N. J. Tn no Ah4nl„___> n .. _ ' my28 By William De Lacy, VALUABLE IMPROVED LOT OF GROUND IN Tllfc FOURTH DISTRICT. BUCCK8610KS OF FREDERICK WATKINS AND CATHBRINE HUGHES, HIS WIFE. Second District Court for the Parish of Oilom*. Nos. 33,824 awl 33,823. B y william de lacy, auctioned office No. 25 Commercial place—SATURDAY' July 15, 1871, at 12 o'clock M., at the St. Cliatki Auction Exchange, basement rotunda of th e ^ Charles Hotel, by virtue of and pursuant to tv* orders of sale from the Hon. Louis Duvigu Judiieof the Second District Court for tlie panel „ " ._____ j___ a ,...... o lo-i ti (■>. ,,f Orleans, dated June 8, 1871, Nos. 33,824 as; 33,823 of the docket of said court, will be sold# public auction, for the account of the above uaau successions, the following described property, u "oNE LOT OF GROUND, together with aii ti, improvements thereon, situated iu the Fourth®* triet of this citv, in tlie square bounded by Anna* elation, Chippewa, First aud Sorapuru streets, j» ~ I. 59, being lot No. 11, measuring, mors r sqware So. 59, being lot No. 11, measuring, more o- f less. 30 feet frout on Annunciation street, by lig feet 3 inches and 5 lines iu depth, between pars!, lines, on a lit)., graphic plan deposited iu the uffli of O. de Armas, notary public, February 10,183 and being let No. 208 ou tlie original plan of B. Grant, dated February 2, 1844, deposited iu the of fice of L. R. Renny, notary public. The improve meuts consist of a frame slated cottage, knownu No. 484 Annunciation street, containing two room*, kitchen in rear, garden, cisterns, etc. Terms—Cash. Act of sale aud United States revenue stamps* the expense of purchaser, before -. notary puE lie. jel4jylli ONE LOT OF GROUND IN THE FIRST DISTRICT, SUCCESSION OF MICHAEL WATERS, DECEASE!, Second District Court for the Parish of Orleans No. 34,597. gY WILLIAM DE LACY, AUCTIONKBR. Ofiice No. 25 Commercial place—SATt RIM! July 15, at 12 M., at tlie St. Cnarlq Auction Exchange, basement rotunda of the It Charles Hotel, by virtue and in pursuance an order of tlie Hon. L. Duvigueaud, Judge tlie Second District Court for the parish of Orleain dated Mac L*, 1871, No. 34 957 of the docket of sai court, will he sold by public auction, for account! the above succession— ONE LOT OF GROUND, situated in tbe Fin District of this city, designated by the No. 2 i and Rendon streets, ou a plan by Castaing k Cei architects, March 20. 1866, deposited iu the office *: A. E. Bienveuue. notary public in this city: sxr lot measuring, American measure, 31 feet 3 inch* and 4 lines frout ou Perdido street, by 120 feet n( dept h. Terms—Cash. Act of sale and United States stamps at the ei peuse of the purchaser, belbre -, notar public. je!4jyl Is. By B. If. A B. J. Montgomery. HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE. PIANOS, ETC., AT AUCTION. CARI'KTl gY R. M. At B. J. MONTGOMERY- R _ M. MONTGOMERY, auctioneer—Will be ou everv SATURDAY, TUESDAY, and THURSDAY at the Old Auction Mart, 87 Camp street, at eievei o'clock— A GENERAL ASSORTMENT OF NEW and SK« OND-HAND FURNITURE, such as Rosewood! Mahogany and Walnut Bedsteads, Armo.rs, Bfri reaus, Washstands, Parlor Furniture, Marble Tok C entre Tables, Carpets, French Plate Mirroal Mattresses, Cooking Stoves, ete. ALSO. A large invoice of Cottage Beds, Cane and Woed Seat Chairs. Also. Upright and Square P.aLOiidf Pleyel, Favre and other manufactories. ALSO, AN IMMENSE STOCK OF NEW FURNITURE Of all description at private sale. Terms—Cash nod By Neville & Van Solingen. MORTGAGE NOTES, SWAMP LANDS, LOUISUMI STATE BANK STOCK, BANK OF LOUIsUSA STOCK AND NOTES, ONE IRON CHEST A® ONE DESK. SUCCESSION OF JUAN Y DE EGANA. Second District Court for the Parish of Orleam B Y NEVILLE (U VAN SOLINGEN, Auc tioneers — Office, No. 171 Gravier stm-t VVEDNKSDAY, July 5, 1871. at twelve o'clock fl at the Merchants aud Auctioneers' Exchange, a Royal street, between Cana! and Customhoa* streets, will be sold at public auction, by vim* of an order from the Hon. Louis DuViguescd. Judge of the Second District Court for the tiatitl«' Orleans, dated May 19, 1871, docket No. 16.632.the following described property, belonging to thee:: cession of Juan v de Kgana— All and singular the RIGHT, TITLE aud ISTtt KST of the late Juan y de Egana, or his succe>ei«a in aud to: 1. A judgment of the Fourth District Co" 1 of Xew Orleans, rendered June 20. 1866. J sait No. 16,770, entitled Charles Baquie ami Jds G. Gaines. Syndics, vs. Trasiiuon Landry, ag* :■ the defendant, for #811,150, with interest j costtAB lees, as stipulated in said judgment, and privJcf aud special mortgage. 2. Eleven notes of Hugh M. Keary, amounting: the aggregate to *44,577 13, secured by iuortpg and upon which executory process lias been issun t he whole as set forth in suit No. 3029 of the do<k of thff Seventh District Court for the naridrt Orleans, entitled "M. J. de Lizardi, liquidator etc et als vs. Hugh M. Keary," which mortgage ** granted on a certain plantation known as the At" laud plantation, situated in the parish of Bap*' on Bayou Bicuf, containing 595 superficial arptsa being oue-lialf of a tract of 1190 ariieuts for*:' owned by H. M. Scott. 3. Twenty-four notes of Keary Brothers, amic' ing in tlie aggregate to #89,000. secured by*' : gage, and upou which executory process lia»W issued, the whole as set forth iu suit No. 3039of* docket of the ^*venth District Court fof tliepsn^ of Orleans, entitled "Manuel J. de Lizardi, W dator, etc., et al vs. Kearv Brothers," whUlifflO^ gage was granted ou a certain plantation known* the North Bend plantation, situated in parish, containing about 160 L acres, more ortes* 4. A note of Hu^h M. Keary, amounting to secured by mortgage, and upon which execute process has been issued, the whole as set fortius suit No. 3023 of the docket of the Seventh Pistnf' : Court for the parish of Orleans, entitled Man^ J. de Lizardi, liquidator, etc., vs. Hugh M. Kear which mortgage was grauted on a certain tion situated in the parish of Avovelles, on * L Lx' staining about 1250 acres of land. 5. The following swamp lands situated in parish of Avoyelles, in this State, iu the so'- western district of Louisiana: West half and fractional southeast quarts tract ional section thirty-seven, township one sou'k raugetwo east, and lots one and three of secti# thirty-six, township one south, raiiiie two 572 25 -Hhi acres. South half and northeast quarter and east ^ of northwest quarter of section thirtv-two, ship one north, range three east, 560 42-100 aert* West half aud southeast quarter of north v'?' quarter, and northeast quarter of southuestq 1 ^ ter of section thirty-one, township one north, raas* three east. 159 92-100 acres. Lot four of section three, lots one. two.thi^' four, five and six of section four, and lot vot section five, township one south, range three 9 637 acres. Lot eight of section thirty-seven, and fract^ section sixtv-oue, townthip one oouth, TnUge!**' east. 54 88-100 acres. These last 54 88-100 acres not confirmed to** 1 *# AState. ALSO. 6. Twenty-two shares of the old capital <tock the Louisiana State Bank, certificate No. 4683. • 4 * shares of the capital stock of the Bar*® Louisiana, certificate No. 3010 . 8. Notes of the circulation of the Bank of ho r lana, amounting to $ 51 it 6 53 . On the sanm day. at 10 A. M., at the offceol ? 1 auctioneers. 171 Gravier street, One iron chest. One desk. Terms—(lash. m y30 31 je3 10 17 m y30 31 je3 10 By A. Huston. MILCH COWS AT AUCTION. B Y A. HUSTON, AUCTIONEER — No. 190 Gravier street—Will lu> sold or. -" 'No. 190 Gravier street—V\ ill be sold on DAY, June 15, at one o'clock, at stable, coo 1 * Derbiguy ami Canal— TWELVE MILCH COWS five young calves. Terms—Cash. HORSES AND MULES. Tri-weekly sales of fine saddle and baineM"^. work mules, top and open baggies, Jia " B etc., at auction. -f t Y A. HU84TON, AUCTIONEER-Of; j, ,, No. 199 Giavitr street—Will lie f ilESDAY, THURSDAY and SATURDAY of J."' week, at eleven o'clock A. M., at stables coff Gravier and Ban line streets— Fiue saddle and harness'HORSES nud goqd work MULEtf, new aud second-hand open buggies, wagons, etc. Out door tended to. . Terina—Cash in United States treasury jel lrn