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CITY COUNCIL.-OFFICIAL.
IIW ULARt IuERIIR N.
CITY I .ALLr. New ORLmANqN,
TuesdaY, 8Hptimber 4. 1N77. .
The Council met this day at 12 o'olook m. in
regular session.
Present: Hon. Ed. Plimbury, Mayor, presid
ong, and Administrators Brown, Oavanac, Dents,
Diamond, Edwards and toOaffrey.
The minutes of the previous meeting were ap
proved and their reading was dispensed with.
CnmmuauleationM from the Mayor and
Administrators.
The Mayor laid before the Counoil a eomamtani
sation from Mr. tengstorif, Administrator of Aes
e.eemente, requesting a leave of absence for
trty days, fronm ieptember 10. The request
was unaaimously granted.
The Mayor appointed Mr. Brown, Administras
tor of Public Aeounts, to act s Administrator
kl seuesmentsdurifg lthe -abeeb of Mr. Ienges.
tori.
The following report was reoeived and ordered
spread on the minutes:
g.011 MOTHitLY tAPORT OF TIII ADMININTRl1tATRS
or VINANMOi AND PunI.I A4J(.OUMTs FOU TiH
MONTH rIIWtOG AOvvrII 81, 1877.
Balance on han..................... $108,007 29
ills retooivbl ........... ....... 88,876 00
Cemeteries, 1877 ................... 45 00
AIf. Polipe' omo. aooount .......... 48 456
Geo 8.te Laey'scom. account ......... .0 90
Attorney's fees, 3d drainage distriot... 50 77
Mrs _. Boutry.............. ....· 48 45
Drainage tax.................. 1,829 59
Dralnage Distrit contract............ 19 6
"rlounest. 187u................ 1,887 00
erolton ferry, 1877 ............... 16 00
Loisianas avenue ferry, 1877.......... 17 50
Westwego frry 1877 ................. 5 00
lines and fese, 1877 .............. .. 1,457 50
Oround rents, 1870 ............ ..... 882 19
Orouad rents, 1877 .................... 2 58
Inter t, 187 ........................ 8,871 49
Interest, 1875.................. .501 90
Interest, 1871............ 87 07
lEw charges. 1878.................. 807 58
Law oharges, 1874........... ...... 778 00
aw eharges, 1875.................. 910 85
lAw charges, 1877 ..................... 22 00
Leve dues 1877...... 1,702 19
Licenses, 1877.......... ......... 4928 60
Markets, 1877. .................... 17,024 00
Prnting tx list, 187 ................ 7 00
Printing tax list, 1874 ............... 00
Pritin tax list, 1875 ............... 198 00
o1 est, No. 10 ...................... 4000
Bedemption of wharf impt,. bonds..... 8,00000
Water rent 1877 ...................1,896 00
Otyl tx, 18 ............. ........... 8100
City tax, 1868 ....................... 45 00
city tax, 1808 ......................... 485 00
ity ta, 1864 ......................... 0 78
City tax, 18 06... ...........2 00
lty tax, 188o .......................... 2 60
ol r etax, 1 ................... ...... 1450
City t, 1888 ........................ 108 50
City tax, 1669 ............... 6.......... 28868
Ct tax, 1870 6.......... 18. ........ 8 00 60
City tax, 1871 ...................... 990 .
City tax, 1878..... ......1... ..... 8.280 80
CaOrollton city tax, 1874 ............... 482 9
cit tax, 1874 ........................ 9,808 1i
Pollee tax, 1874 ....................... 2,418 42
Sehool tax, 1874................... 1,858 71
Consolidated loan tax,187......... 2,200 10
Balrod tax, 1876 .................... 1,420 28
Pontchartran BRailroad tatx, 1875....... 67 79
Ten per cent bonts, 1875............... 6 84
Street improvement bonds, 1875....... 974 40,
Watrworks bonds 187 ............ ... 872 87
Seven per cent 1889 bonds, 1875....... 1,8622 41
Seven per cent 1870 bonds, 1875....... 1,704 20
Jefferson C1ty bonds, 1876 ........... 192 50
MoDonogh school bonds 1875.......... 562 96
link Asylum bonds, 1879...... ... 24 08
Gold consolidated bonds, G. . 1875... 1,606 94
Carrollton bonds, 1876............... 180 10
Cit tx, 1875 ..................... 4.910 68
Poles tx, 1876 ...................... 4,786 08
P.rk tax, 1875 ........................ 1,208 5
chool tax, 187 ....................... 2,407 ]8
Premli bood U1877 ............... 18,688 85
olic tax, 1877 ...................... 28,41 02
Potes tat, 1877 .................... 11,72489
BSchool tax, 1877................... 7,81688
Premium bonds, 1870 ............... 2,19 20
.t ax, 187 ....................... 4,768 67
aPo x ta4876 . ....................8,491 09
chool tax, 1876.................... 2,081 41
Interest. 1870 .................... ,45 47
Law charges, 1876 .................... 80 50
Printing tax lists, 1876 .............. 20 50
*1100 852 89
DIBtvUIBBKINTS.
city money........................... 7 50
Certfllcates of appropristion.......... 180 50
Ali. Philips' aoonnt ..... ...... 48 45
Drange, general service, 1878....... 24 00
Dradnge Distri.t contraor.......... 560 95
Drainge certificates ................. 1,069 45
. 8. L.aey, attorney..... ... 20 90
Attorney's lees, third drainage distrLot. 1 50
Mrs. M. Bouny................... 4.... 45
Five-eighth excess................. 2 19
House of Refuge, Boys, 1878.......... 693 27
Interest on tax excess....... .... 12..
Interest coupons, one-half paid....... 3,995 86
Interest coupons, full paid............ 2 00
Inquests, 1872 ...................... 2 00
Inquests, 1878.................. 400
Interet coupons matured bonds, half
paid .................. ........ 1,080 95
City of Carrollton scrip ............. 452 85
Interest on drainage certificates...... 218 84
Law charges, 1878................. 140 44
Loan Loulsians National Bank, speoial
loan............ ............ 2,265 47
Metropolitan Police certificates, 1874.. 2,865 02
Metropolitan Polioe certilcates, 1875.. 4,492 70
School certificates, 1874................ 1,816 15
Bohool certificates 1875 ............ 2,11 70
Office expenses, ayor, 1873.......... 42 00
Offee expenses, Department of Com
meroe, 1878 ................ ... .. 14 00
Ofce expenses, Department of Im
provements, 1873................. 14 00
Office expenses, Department of Publio
Accounts, 1878 ..... .............. 16 00
Printing reportseto., 1873 ........... 817 50
Parish Prison, 178 ................... 8,000 00
Redemption wharf improvement bonds, 5,000 00
Salaries, Mayor and Administrators,
1878 ............................. 1,470 25
Tax warrants......... .... .. . 1,000 00
Wages, wharves and landings, Im
provement, 1878 ................. 66 90
Workhouse, 1873 ................. ... 4 5
Drainage, machines, fuel, etc., 1874.... 452 66
Fire Department, city contract, 1874... 1,141 78
Insane Asylum, 1874 ................. 85 60
Lighting, ga, 1874 ................8,126 98
Law charges. 1874 ................ 493 79
Office expenses, Mayor, 1874........... 62 75
Office expenses, Department of Fi
nance, 1874..................... 65 35
Office expenses, Department of Im
provements, 1874............... 100 00
Office expenses, Department of Publio
Aooounts, 1874 .................... 885
Repairs to courthouse, 1874........... 202 68
Repairs to school-houses. 1874......... 8 00
Repairs to City Hall budilding, 1874.... 27 00
BepiM to public buildings, 1874...... 172 59
es surveyor and employee, 1874.. 175 00
Salaries, Waterworks office, 1874...... 41 65
Salaries, public squares, 1874......... 65 00
Salaries, municipal courts, 1874....... 148 66
Salaries, Mayor's office, 1874.......... 125 00
Salaries, Department of Finance, 1874 60 00
Salaries, Department of Assessments,
1874 ....... .................. .... 157 00
flalaries cers mortgage registers,
S8000
1874.... ... ... 80 00
Streets, repairn and materias, 1874... 273 00
Wages, streets, 1874................... 1,975 75
Wages, draining machines, 1874...... 610 00
Wages, drainapg. zoavations, 1874.... 865 00
Wages, wharves and landings, Im
provemente, 1874................ 262 50
Wages, Waterworks, 1874............ 68 00
Waterworks, machinery eto., 1874 ... 317 82
Waterworks, extension, 1874 ........... 7 20
Wharves and landings, materials, etc.,
1874......... ............... 12 25
Consolidated loan tax, 1870............ 2,200 15
Railroad bonds. 1895.................. 1,420 23
Pontchartrain Railroad tax, 1875...... 57 79
Ten per cent bonds, 1875.............. 925 34
Street improvement b'nde, 1875....... 274 40
Waterworks bonds, 1875 .............. 572 87
Leven per cent bonds, old, 1875..... 1,622 41
Seven per cent bonds, new, 1875....... 1,704 26
Jefferson City bonds, 1875 ............ 192 56
McDonogh school bonds, 1875......... 52 96
Pink Asylum bonds, 1875 ............. 24 08
Gold consolidated bonds, general se
ries, 1875 ...... ............ 1,606 94
larrollton bonds, 1875 .............. 130 10
Pollee tax, 187. ...................... 86 78
Criminal sbris feet, 1875 .......... 588 25
First District Clrkt's hfees, 1875i........ 1,277 59
Fire Department city contract, 1875.. 1,818 80
Law oha.ges., 1816......... . 1,071 88
Lighting, ga, 1875.................... 1,189 07
Lighting, oil, 1875 .................... 200 00
Municipal courts, conveying prisoners,
1875 .......... . 28 50
Municipal counrts, salaries and ex
penses, 187 ..................... 607 97
Parish Prison, general series, 1875.... 2,189 22
Salaries, Mayor Lan Administrators,
1875. ........ ............... 919 07
Salaries, ooroners, 1875 ................ 75 00
Sanitary expenditures, 1875........... 1,812 85
Superior Critminal Court, salaries, eto.,
1875............................ 221 10
Waterworks, machinery, feel, eto., 1875 25 75
Boys' House of Refuge, salaries, pro
visions etc 1870............ 200
Oriminal hieriffs fees, 1870......... 1,188 60
Drainage, O. B., Surveyor's depart
ment, 187............87
Drainage machines, wages, fuel, etc.,
187 ... ...........7 0
Department of Finance, salaries and
expenses, 1870..............
Department of Public Aooounts, sala
ries 4n epensees,1876.•. . ..... St 66
Department of Commeroe, salaries,
wages and expenses, 1876......... 1,244 04
Department of Improvements, proper,
salaries and expenses, 1878. ...... 177 25
Fire Department Sixth District, 1876.. 1,149 99
First District Court Olerk's fees, 1876.. 1,559 57
Insane Aylum, salaries, provisions,
etc., 18 6 .... ..................... 80 00
Law charges, 1878.... ........ . 11,91 58
Mayor's office, salaries and expenses,
18768...... ................... 80
Moonicpal courts, salaries and ex
penses, 1876.. 418 00
Public pounds, salaries, etc., 1870..... 204 O0
Public squares, salaries, eto., 1876..... 68 50
Printing tax lists, reports, advertise
ments, etc. 1878..... .......... 24 00
Parish Prison, 4. 8., 18760............ 5,761 04
Salaries, Mayor and Administrators,
1876.................................... 175 00
Salaries and wages, Waterworks, 1876.. 1,061 at
Salaries, sanitary inspectors, 1876..... 70 88
Salaries, sanitary polifoe officers, 1876.. 60 00
Salaries, pollee oflloors, municipal
couris, 1876............ ......... 800 00
Salaries, jury commiessoners, 1876..... 124 98
Streets, wages, eta, 1876 .............. 2,695 84
Streets, bridges, crossings and wings,
1876. ............................. 143 60
Surveyor's offioe, salaries and expen
ses, 1870.. ..... ............ . 548 88
Workhouse, G. 8., salaries, provis.
ions, 1876................... .. 836 71
Premium bon ls, 1870 ................. 2,195 20
Police tax, 1876 ....................... 8,491 09
Scohool tax. 1870 ...................... 2,081 41
Black Maria, conveying prisoners, 1877, 850 00
Boys' House of Refuge, salaries, pro
visions, etc., 1877... .......... 1,516 68
City Attorney's offloe, salaries and ex
penses, 1877................... 908 10
OCity Counil, salaries and expenses,
1877...... .............. 2. 25 00
City Hall building, repairs, etc., 1877.. 196 87
Cost removal sick and dead, salaries,
etc., 1877 ............... .. .. 226 00
Coroners' salauies, rent, etc., 1877..... 1,025 00
Courthouses, repairs and salaries of
keepers, 1877................... 250 00
Contingent, 1877 .... ............... 1,488 16
Orescent City Polie, 1877........... 27,877 78
Oriminal Sheriffs' fees, 1877........... 1,120 25
Drainage, canals, eto., 1877........... 657 00
Drainage machines, wages, fuel, etc.,
1877........ .. .. .......... 1,648 78
District Attorney's fees. 1877.......... 416 66
Elleotton expenses 1877.............. 184 65
Department of Finance, salaries and
expenses, 1877 ................. 1,569 80
Department of Public Aooount, sala
ries and expenses, 1877.......... 1,182 08
Department of Commeroe, salaries,
wages and etpenses, 1877.... 2,184 06
Department of Police, salaries and ex
penses, 1877 .......... ...... 849 41
Department of Assessments, salaries
and expenses, 1877 ............ . 2,876 25
Department of Improvements proper,
salaries and expenses, 1877...... . 886 05
Department of Waterworks and publio
buildings, salaries and expenses,
1877. ......... ...... ....... 275 00
Fire Department, city contract, 1877... 11,666 66
Fire Department, Fifth Distriot, 1877.. 1,000 00
Fire Department, Sixth District, 1877. 1,500 00
Fire Department, Seventh District,
1877 ............................ 6680 6
First Distriot Oourt Clerk's fees, 1877. 563 88
Insane Asylum, salaries, provisions,
etc., 1877 ... ............. 1,88 16
Interest, current acount, 1877....... 48 68
Judgments, 1877...................... 500 00
Law charges, 187................... 8.585 75
Lighting, gas, 1877 .................. 11,790 72
Lighting, oil, 1897 ................ 1,631 28
Mayor's office, salaries and expenses,
1877 .......................... 283 00
Becorders' courts, salaries ad ex
penses, 1877...................... 2,298 70
Public pounds, salaries, etc., 1877..... 890 Uo
Public squares, salaries, etc., 1877..... 828 50
Printing proceedings of Council and
promulgation of ordinanoes, 1877;
printing tax lists, reports, adver
tisements, etc., 1877 ............ 8,244 88
Parish Prison, G. 8., 1877.............. 5,128 40
Public sinks, 1877..................... 125 00
Department of Improvements, contract
account, 1877 ................. 14,899 98
Repairs to public buildings, 1877...... 887 28
Rent First District court building, 1877 250 00
Aged, indigentand infirm, 1877....... 250 89
Salaries, Mayor and Administrators,
18717............................. 4,125 00
Salaries, City Hall building, 1877...... 408 38
Balaries and wages,Waterworks, 1877.. 8,09000
Levee dues, 1877.................. 1,287 88
Salaries, police officers, Recorders'
Courts 1877..................... 850 00
Board of Health, 1877................. 4,020 18
Police certificates, 1877............... 62 50
BSupport of orphans, 1877.............. 2,983 95
Smullpox hospital, salary visiting phy
sician, etc., 1877....... ........1,897 00
Buperior Oriminal Court, salaries, ex.
penses and clerk's fees, 1877...... 761 06
Streets, wages, etc., 1877 ............. 2,478 30
Streets, repairs, etc., 1877............. 274 75
Surveyor's ofloe, salaries and expenses,
1877.............................. 1,260 08
Tax mortgages, sslaries, registers, etc.,
1877......................... 868 00
Waterworks, pipes, machinery, etc.,
1877........................... 8,409 42
Worthouse, G. 8., alaries, provisions,
1877......................... 441 09
Premium bonds, 1877 ................. 15,688 85
School tax, 1877...................... 7,816 68
$274,858 98
Balance.......................... 86,498 91
$309,852 89
J. 0. DEN18,
Administrator of Finance.
J. G. BROWN,
Administrator of Public Accounts.
Collection of Taxes In August, 1877.
DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE,
New Orleans, September 5, 1877.
Year. Amount.
1861--2 .............................. $546 00
1863 ................................ 485 00
1864-8 .............. ................. 986 25
1869................................ 283 63
1870.................................. 600 60
1871.................................... 2,590 51
1873..... ...................... 3,280 80
1874................................ 14,019 59
1875 ..................... ..... 24,071 43
1876.................................. 12.536 27
1877.......................................... 58,624 94
Totsal....-...... ...............$118,025 02
Total collection of tax, 1876, up to
August 31,1876 ................... $1,253,137 32
Total collection of tax, 1877, up to
August 31, 1877 ............. 1,259,435 73
Total collection of licenses, 1876,
up to August 31, 1876......... 248,609 00
Total collection of licenses, 1877, up
to August 31, 1877 ........... 283,392 00
Total collection of water ren's, 1876,
up to August 81, 18786 ......... 89,516 17
Total collection of water rents, 1877,
up to August 31,1877............ 89,861 67
The following communication from the Mayor
was read:
MAYORALTY OF NEW ORLEANS, ?
City Hall, Sept. 3, 1877.
To the City Council or New Orleans:
I have the honor to submit the following pro
posals for repairing the Madison school-honese,
corner of Prieur and Palmyra streets. The said
proposals were received and opened, pursuant to
official notice, September 1, 12 m.:
Wm. FPirlie..... ................... $2000
John Williamson ......................... 2100
Charles Boss............................. 2150
Andrew Le ....................... 2f0
a. uilo . ......2...... ......... . .. . or 0
W . Case..... Ai PIlSBUIIY, Mayor.
The bid of Wm. Fairlie was on motion accepted,
provided he gives proper security.
Mr. Edwards submitted the following:
DErARTMEINT or WATERWORKe)
and Public Buildingas
New Orleans, September, 4, 1877.
To the Bonorqble Mayor and Administrators of
the Oity of New Orleans :
Genwmen-I have the honor to transmit here.
with the report of the city surveyor of the ptoba
bie cost of a small-pox hospital, also plan of
same, made after consulting with many proml
Inent physicians.
Should the plans meet with the approval of your
honorable body I would respectfully suggest that
the committee appointed to find a lvotion for
said hospital be authorized to purchase a site for
same immediately, and that proposals for build
ing same be advertised for.
Very respectfully.
JAMES D. EDWARDS
Administrator Waterworks and Public Buildings.
The report of the City Surveyor and the letter
from the president of the Board of Health were
read ahd-received.
Mr. Edwards stated that the plans submitted
did not contemplate the erection of temporary
buildings to be burned after a certain length of
time; on the contrary, they contemplated the
ereo tion of substantial and permanent structures.
The committee, after a long and thorough
search, had found an available site for the looa
tion of the hospital between the New Basin, Bev
enteeth street and OCarrollton Avenue. The
property had been forfeited to the city for taxes,
and even though this were not the case, could be
purchased for $200 a square. It wae easy of so
oess, by good roads, from all parts of the city,
and the immense quantity of dirt on the banks
of the oanst could be used for raising the grade
of the property to any desirable height. He con
cluded by offering an ordinance covering the
subject, which will be found under the proper
head of Ordinances and itesolutlons offered.
Financial lusiness on Final Passage.
Mr. Brown called up the following ordinances,
which, having been read twice, were now on
their third reading, and they passed unanimous
ly, the yeas and nays having been called:
1. An ordinance providing for the payment of
the several pay rolls therein named for August,
1877, beginning "officers and clerks employed in
the Department of Finanoe," and amounting to
$19,722 77, the total having been ohanged to this
figure from $19,202 02 by an amendment whion
was first unanimously adopted.
2. An ordinance providing for the payment of
the several pay rolls therein named, beginning
"Department of Improvements, street wages,"
eto., and amounting to $7075 98, the total having
been changed to this figure from $0813 68 by
amendments which were first unanimously
adopted.
8. An ordinance providing for the payment of
the several acoounts therein named for August,
1877, beginning "Peter Markey, for building and
repairing bridges," etc., amounting to $14,708 18,
the total having been changed to this figure from
$14,899 98 by amendments which were first
unanimously adopted.
4. An ordinance providing for the payment of
the several aooounts therein named, to defray the
expenses of the Crescent City Police for July,
1877, beginning "dergeant E. RIyan, for rations,
etc.," amounting to 8158 10.
5. An ordinance providing for the payment of
the several accounts therein named, beginning
"A. Emile Scheidecker," and amounting to $155 99.
6. An ordinance providing for the payment of
$75 interest to 0. H. Bohaeffer.
The resolution appropriating $25,000 to pay the
pay roll of the Crescent City Police for August,
1877, read twice at the last meeting, was laid over.
Reports of Committees,
The following report was read and ordered
spread on the minutes: ,
DxPAoTnmNT or PUoeLC AccouriTs,
New Orleans, August 28, 1877.
Abstract from ledger of Ferd. Meyers' account,
wharfinger sixth District, for the year 1876:
Total amount of returns for January.. $378 50
Total amount of returns for February. 888 60
Total amount of returns for March.... 278 00
Total amount of returns for April..... 201 00
Total amount of returns for May...... 248 00
Total amount of returns for June... 870 50
Total amount of returns for July...... 422 40
Total amount of returns for August... 3866 00
Total amount of returns for September 845 10
Total amount of returns for October .. 261 00
Total amount of returns for November 237 00
Total amount of returns for December 189 00
$3,620 10
Less amount of bills returned, in liti
gation ....................... 975 00
$2,645 10
Amount paid Administrator of Finance,
as per receiving warrants........ 2,446 50
Defloit in payments................... $198 60
The above is a correct abstract from the books
of the Department of Public Accounts.
JAMES FURNHAUX,
Levee Dues Clerk.
New Orleans, August 28, 1877.
The foliowing report was adopted:
DEPARTMIENT OF COMMERCE,
New Orleans, Sept. 4, 1877.
To the Council of the City of New Orleans:
The underaigned committee, to whom was re
ferred the petition against granting permission
to Graves & Richardson to put up cotton
cleaning machines and a steam engine to run
the same, on the premises situated at No. 53 St.
James street, First District, respectfully state:
That after a careful and thorough examination
of the complaints set forth in said petition, as
well as of the premises and its surroundings,
they concur in reporting unfavorably on said pe
tition, and would furl her recommend that the pe
tition of Graves & Richardson be granted.
OHAS. OAVANAC,
Administrator of Commeroe.
JNO. MoCAFFBFY,
Administrator of Improvements.
JAMES D. EDWARDS,
Administrator Waterworks and Public Buildings
The following report was ordered spread on
the minutes:
OrrrCz OITY ATrroNaY,
New Orleans, September 4, 1877.
To the honorable Mayor and Administrators,
City of New Orleans:
The petition of the Treasurer of the St. Mary
Orphan Boys Asylum relative to certain assess
ments and judgments for taxes bearing on the
property of the asylum, is herewith returned
with the following opinion:
On the list annexed to the petition are eight
pieces of property, the exact uses and nature of
which I have been told by the Treasurer of the
Asylum, who kindly called on me for the purpose
of giving me the necessary information. Of the
eight pieces those firstly, secondly and thirdly
described, should, I think, be not assessed, as
being actually occupied and exclusively used by
the asylum itself; but the remaining five pieces
are, in my opinion, liable to taxation ana subject
to s.sessment, being store andiotton press prop
erty, real estate not actually occupied or exclu
sively and absolutely used by the charitable asso
ciation itself for its purposes. home of this preop
erty has formed the subject of a suit, and the
decision of the lower court, given by Judge B. L.
Lynch, is not final and should be appealed.
Very respectfully,
Your obedient servant,
SAMUEL P. BLANC,
Acting City Attorney.
Sugar Shed Question.
A memorial from Dr. D. Warren Brickell, de
nouncing the Sugar Shed Company and protest
ing against any arrangement being made by the
Council with the company, was read and received.
On motion of Mr. Brown, unanimously adopted,
the Sugar Shed question was made the special
order of the day for the next meeting of the
Council.
Ordinances and Resolutions Offered.
By Mr. Cavanac-
1. Resolution granting J. Graves and W.
iehardson permission to meret a steam engine
at No.58 St. James street. Adopted.
2. Resolution directing the lessees of the
wharves to conneot the wharf at the head of
Barracks street with the wharf at the head of
Esplanade street; and specially assigning said
wharf when built for the use of the Liverpool
Southern Steamship Line. Adopted.
By Mr. MoOaffrey
lie it resoilwdl That the following appointments,
recommended by the Administrator of Improve
ments, be and are heteby confirmed :
Edward Dillon. inspector of drainage, at a sal.
ary of $125 per month.
Gen. A. 0. Blanchard, superintendent of re
pairs to wharves, etc., at a salary of $150 per
month.
ike it further resowted, That salary be allowed
said appointees for services rendered during the
month of August.
On a motion to sdopt, the resolution was lost by
the following vote:
Yeas-Edwards and McOaffrey-2.
Nays-Brown, Cavanac, Denis and Die
mond--4.
By Mr. Brown
1. An ordinance making appropriations for
charitaile institutions for August, 1877,--mouut" -
ing to $8142 66. Read twice.
2. An ordinance providing for the payment of
the several accounts therein named for August,
1877, beginning "Firemen's Charitable Assocola
tion," etc., amounting to $14,833 82. Read twice.
3. An ordinance providing for the payment of
the sevbral accounts therein named for August,
1877, beginning "New Orleans Gaslight Com
pany," amounting to $13,741 01. Read twice.
4. An ordinance providing for the payment of
accounts named therein for August, 1877, begin
ning I "J. D. Houston," and amounting to
$56,771 90. Read twice.
5. An ordinance providing for the payment of
the several accounts thereinq named for August,
1877, beginning "T. Fitzwilliam & Co.," and
amounting to $6769 73.
6. An ordinance providing for the several pay
rolls therein named for August. 1877, beginning
" pay rolls of recorders' courts," and amounting
to $6751 65. Bead twice,
7. An ordinance in favor of John E. Rengstorif,
Administrator of Assessments, and A. B. Gris
wold & Co., amounting to $268 90. Adopted.
8. Ah ordinance In favor of Stern's Fertilizer
and Chemical Manufacturing Company and E. Ar.
Lavillebeuvre, amounting to $18 50. Adopted.
By Mr. Edwards
An Ordinance authorizing the Committee on
small-pox hospital to select the site recom
mended by said committee, and directing the
Administrator of Water Works and Public Build
ings, to advertise for proposals for the constrae
tion of a small-pox hospital. Adopted nfl
mously, the yeas and nays having been calld
Commelerations From Administrator.
Mesumed.
Mr. MeCaffrey read the following, which was
ordered spread on the minutes:
DEPARTMENT OF IMPRtOVEMENTvs,
City Hail, New Orleans, September 4, 1877.
To the honorable City Council:
(enllemen--At the meeting of the Council held
August 28. a resolution was adopted annulling
the appointment of bridge keepers made by this
department, and appointing persons to act in
that capacity hereafter who, alone are to be
recognized as the legal authority of the city.
Were it simply a question of "patronage," and
who is the legal dispenser thereof, I might be
persuaded to leave to the executive officer of the
city government the consideration of the legality
or public importance of such a measure, but the
circumstances which dictated that measure, and
the spirit manifested in its adoption force me to
oppose its enforcement and for the reasons here
in stated, to wit:
At the time of the adoption of the ordinance
transferring the control of the drawbridges to
the Department of Commerce it was claimed by
the advocates of that measure that the Adminis
trator of Commerce being a bonded officer, and
sworn to do his whole duty, was bound to protect
his sureties and his honor by assuming control
over everything pertaining to his office as de.
fined in the city charter. This argument was
supposed to be strengthened by the opinion of
the City Attorney, rendered upon the subject, is
which that officer distinctly stated that paragraph
two, section nine, of the city charter, 'expressly
provides that the Department of Commerce shall
have general euperintendence of all matters re
lating to canals:* * and that the Administra
tor if he finds the control in other hands, has a
rigbt, and it Is his duty, to see that it be trans
ferred to his department, where it belongs;" and
the President of the Council, in giving the cast
ing vote, distinctly stated that he was influenced
in his decision by the opinion of the City Attor
ney.
Believing that it was as much my duty as that
of any other bonded oficoer to protect my securi
ties and perform all my duties faithfully, and re
garding the opinion of the City Attorney as vague
and evasive-seeing, indeed, that said opinion
did not make the slightest mention of bridges
directly or indirectly, but limited its effjot to the
subject of canals, which was not under considers
tion-I felt it to be my duty to bring the matter
before the courts, in order that it might be pass
ed upon by the highest authority and be settled
for all time to come. Had the Administrator of
Commerce or the Council desired sunob a decision
it could have been obtained and the matter been
defnloitely settled ere this. But pending the
issue the Council (tke it upon them
selves to) assume all legal responsibility in
the premises and declare by resolution that not
withstanding the injunction issued agaiost the
Administrator of Commeroe, and the facts, as
above recited, they are unwilling to wait a de
cision upon the subject, and therefore reaffirm
the legality of ordinsce No. 4047. They the
arrogate to themselves the right to appoint sub
ordinate offioers for one of the departments of
the city government without even the nomio.
tion by the Administrator of that department.
and that, too, in direct violation of seotion eleven
of the city charter, which plainly says "that
clerks and officers shall be recommended for ap
pointment by the Administrators of said depart
mente respectively, and be appointed by the
Council."
We thus have the ridiculous anomaly of a Conn.
oil adopting an ordinance upon the recommen
dation of the City Attorney for the sole purpose
of religiously obeying the city charter, and six
weeks afterwards adopting another ordinance,
which is plainly and knowingly in direct violation
of the same charter.
During the short period of my administration
I have on divers occasions noticed a dispositon in
certain quarters to evade the enforcement of
ordinances when it was found politic or con
venient so to do, and in other instances I have
found that ordinances are rigidly enforced as
against some of the departments, while others
are permitted to Ignore the obligations imposed.
Among those wnich I would enumerate are the
following, to-wit:
1. Ordinance No. 3807, approved January 16,
1877, requiring the removal of wooden sheds and
buildings from the levee. In this case a few
shanties were removed immediately after the
promulgation of the ordinance in zealous haste,
while whole blocks of similar rookeries and
fences have been permitted to remain ever since
without any assigned reason therefor.
2. Ordinance adopted June 26, 1877. In this
case the Mayor vetoed a resolution granting per
mission to Peter Lama to lease for a term of
two years the frame building situated on Levee,
bead of Ursulines street, and said veto was sus
tained by the vote of six of the Administrator",
yet the building in question is still permitted to
remain upon the public levee and occupied as a
drinking saloon or bar-room, under the very eyes
of the Administrator of Commerce and his wharf
inger, and I have failed to hear from his honor,
the Mayor, a complaint or query as to why the
ordinance is not enforced.
3. Ordinance No. 3963. approved May 31st, 1877,
provides the abohtion of the City Work-house as
a place of confinement for prisoners and orders
the transfer of the building to the Department of
Waterworks and Public Buildings, but I am in
formed by Administrator Edwards that such
transfer has never been made, and by reference
to the pay rolls it will be seen that the charge of
the building is still re-ained by the Administrator
of Police, who keeps a superintendent, clerk,
blacksmith and carpenter therein at a yearly ex
pense of $3240. What these employes do to reim
burse the city for the salaries paid them can better
be explained by the Administrator, or his honor,
the Mayer, who permits such things to go on.
Again, by the ordinance contracting with
Messrs. Eager, E;lermann & Co. for the building
as repairing of wharves, .te., it Is expressly
pulatby section 16 of ordinance No. 8121,
approved May 19, 1975::
That in care of failure of the transferee to
commence or finish the work within the time
mentioned in the orders of the City Surveyor
and the Adlministrators of (!oninerce and Is.
proremenls, the City Council shall have the right,
without further putting in default, to order the
said works to be done un'Kder the supervisi-rn of
the Ciltl ,Survey/or and the Adrin.istratorfs of (Jcivn.
mcerce atnd Improvcnernls at the expense of the
said transferee; and forth, r, to hold him and his
sureties liable for all damage s caused by said de
fault."
During last spring an effort was made to com
pel the contractors to do their work, but the
Council refused to assist the departments in the
enforcement of these obligations. The contrao.
tors, thus encouraged, permitted nearly the
whole summer to pass without doing the work
necessary to be done at the time, and we are
now, on the approach of the business season,
with a line of wharves completely wrecked, the
landings, etc., entirely out of repair, while mer
chants and others are constantly petitioning for
some action looking to their speedy reparation so
as to meet the wants of commerce.
Many of these complaints have been made to
this department, as.by section 9, paragraph 4, of
the city charter, the Administrator of Improve
mentaes made the general superintendent of the
construction and repair of wharves. In com
pliance therewith I appointed Gen. A. G. Blan
chard to represent me in the direction of said re
pairs, but the contractors, presuming upon the
support of a majority of the Council, refused to
recognize my authority in the premises ; and I
learned through the newspapers that the acting
Mayor at the time approved of the action of the
contractors.
Finally I would refer to ordinance No. 8981,
inaugurating the contract system, approved June
12, 1877 wherein it is provided that all o ,ntraots
for public works or for material or supplies or
dered by the Council, when the same exceed $500,
shall be offered by the Administrator of the de
partment to which such contract pertains at pub
lic auotion, and given to the lowest bidder.
It is but too well known how vigorously this
ordinance has been enforced against some of the
departments; yet we find in the ordinances pro
viding for the payment of bills audited by the
Administrator of Accounts the following in direct
violation of the above ordinance:
Ordinance No. 8986, flour for the House of
Refuge, $698 50.
Ordinance No. 4031, flour for the House of
Refuge, $585.
Ordinance No. 4072, flour for the House of
Refuse, 8549 25.
It will thus be seen that neither the city char.
ter nor ordinances are respoted when they con
flict with the views of those who are at present
controlling the city government, while per contra
either are made use of to forward the objects of
an arbitrary majority.
It is useless to enumerate further to show that
the majority are actuated by a spirit of partlsan
ship in their legislation, and that many of the
measures proposed and inaugurated by them are
not entirely in the public interest.
It is against such legislation that I have here
tofore protested, and I do now protest, and claim
that it is my right and duty so to do, because,
as a bonded officer sworn to obey the charter
which created our present form of government, I
cannot permit such to pass without my protest.
If the Council, by majority, persist in their
course as herein recited, let it not be sadd here
after that they were not forewarned of the danger
te which they expose the people's interest by
thus tramoling under foot the fundamental law
under which it was hoped our city would be
redeemed from spoliation and misrule.
tRespectiully submitted
JOHN McOAFF REY, Administrator.
Petitions.
From (1) Ranger, Fatman A Co., agents "Berra
Steamship Line," stating that their company pro
pose to ran eight of their steamers between
New Orleans and Liverpool, and asking that a
portion of the new wharf at the head of Erato
street be given them as a landing; (2) James
O. Olarke, Vice President New Orleans, Jackson
and Northern. Railroad Company, asking the
privilege of laying down a side track on the
banquette along the north side of its freight de
pots, on Front street, for a distance of three
blocks; (3) Silas Weeks & Co., for permission to
lay a switch railroad track in front of the Missis
sippi and Dominion warehouses, foot of Jackson
street; (4) Jas. Jackson for permission to con
struct a railroad switch in front of the Fisk salt
warehouse, in square bounded by First, Second,
Toboupitoulas and the river; (5) Jackson &
Manson for permission to construct a switch in
front of the Transit salt warehouse, in square
bounded by Fourth, Fifth, Tchonpitoulas and the
river; and (6) XI. D. Elliott for permission to erect
a steam engine at No. 89 Natchez street Re
ferred to the Administrator of Commerce.
From (1) Widow Hy. McCauley, for remission
of city taxes; (2) M. Mullen, for oaneellation of a
double tax bill; (3) N. O. Butchers' Hide and
Tallow Company, for a reduction of tax on capital
stock for 1877, and (4) J. G. Lee, for permission
to pay taxes with city scrip. Referred to the Ad
ministrator of Finance.
From (1) Vestry of Calvary Church, for remis
sion of taxes on church property; (2) J. M. With
erspoon, (3) Wm. Virgin, (4) E. Mandin, (5) H.
M. Payee, and (C) A. Mailbes, all with reference
to assessments. Referred to the Administrator
of Assessments.
The Connoil then adjourned.
THOS. G. RAPIER, Secretary.
CITY ORDINANCES--OFFICIAL.
MAYORALTY OF NEW ORLE.ANS,
City Hall, September 4, 1077.
[No. 4093-Administration Series.]
An ordinance providing for the payment of the
several pay rolls therein named.
Be it ordained, That the folowing appropria
tions be and are hereby made for the month of
Anugust, 1877, and that the Administrator of Publio
Accounts eprrant on the Administrator of Fi
nance in payment of the same:
Officers and clerks employed in the
Department of Finance.......... 81,410 00
Officers and olerks employed in the
Department of Public Accounts.. 1,078 81
Officers and clerks employed in the
tax registry of mortgages......... 350 00
Officers and clerks employed in the
Department of Assessments.... 1,945 75
Pay roll of Assessors for February,
1877. ...................... .. 520 75
Officers and clerks employed in the
Department of the Mayor, viz:
Mayor's office ................ $275 00
City Council ............... 225 00
City Hall building........ 408 33- 938 33
Officers and clerks employed in the
f Department of Commerce......... 2,021 60
Officers and clerks employed in the
Department of Waterworks and
Public Buildings. viz:
Administrator's office..... $275 00
Waterworks office.......... 1,125 (O
Waterworks proper...... 1,053 00
Court houses............. 250 00
Home of Aged and Infirm.. 40 00
Insane Asylum............. 600 00
Dr. DeRoaldes, visiting phy
sician... 125 P0- 3,468 00
Officers and clerks employed in the
Department of Police, viz:
Administrator's office., .... $331 66
Boys' House of Refuge..... 460 00
City Workhouse............ 269 9
Burying indigent dead..... 135 00
ý'ahlic pounds.............. 3u0 00-- 1,496 64
Officers and clerks employed in the
Department of ImDrovements..... 315 00
Officers and clerks employed in the
Surveyor's Department............ 1,223 33
Officers and clerks employed in the
City Attorney's office.............. 865 00
Salaries of the Mayor and Admimus
trators ........................... 4,125 00
Grand Total.... ............. $19,722 77
Adopted by the Council of the city of New Or
eans, September 4 1877.
Yeas-Brown, Cavanac, Denis, Diamond, Ed
wards, McCaffrey.
ED. PILSBURY, Mayor.
A true copy:
Tros. G. RAPTER, Secretary.
MAYORaLTY OF NEW OILEANS, I
City Hall, September 4, 1877.
[No. 40.9-Administration Series.]
An ordinance providing for the payment of the
several pay rolls therein named.
Be it ordained, That the sum of $7075 93 b
and is hereby appropriated to pay the labor rvoll
of the Departments of Improvements, Water
works and Public Buildings, Police and Com
merce for the month of August, 1877, and that the
Administrator of Public Accounts warrant for the
payment Of the same, viz:
DEPARTMENT OF 1MPROVEMENTe.
Street wages (labor) ................... $2,871 l
Canals and drawbridges ................ 615 0
Draining machines.................... 710 09
Draining machines-dredgeboats ....... 5$ 009
4,481 U5i
DEPARTMENT OF WATERWORKR AND PUfiBLIC BUILD
Waterworks (street service) .......... 1,020 00
Court-houses ..... .................. 647 84
Publio buildings...................... 153 00
1,720 88
,FDPARTMIENT OF POLICE.
Public squares ... ................. 727 50
DEPiARTMF,NT OF COMMERCE.
Wharves and landings.................. $140 00
Grand total .......................... $7,075 93
Adopted by the Council of the city of New Or
leans, September 4,. 1877.
Yeas-Brown, Cavanac, Denis, Diamond, Ed
wards, Moaffrey.
ED. PILBS.l UY, Mayor.
A true copy:
?4tOMAC G. RAIERa, Secretary.
MAYORALrY oF New OR1uANrs,
City Hall, September 4, 1877.
[No. 4095-Administration beries.]
An ordinance providing for the payment of the
several aooounts therein named,
Be it ordained, That the following appropria
tions be and are hereby made for the month of
August, 1877, and that the Admlnistrator of
Public Accounts warrant on the Administrator of
Finance in payment of the same:
Peter Markey, for building and repairing
bridges in the First, Third, Fourth, Sixth and
Seventh Districts, as per contract, $1678 74 less
ten per cent retained, $1510 88.
For building one new bridge, Third District,
1224 64.
For cleaning and paving streets in the First
and Second Districts, as per contract, $0288 24,
less ten per cent retained, $5650 43.
For cleaning streets io toe ixth and' Seventh
Districts, as per contract, $984 57, less ten per
cent retained, $885 78.
F. Oury, for building and repairing bridges in
the Second District, as per contract, $416 66, less
ten per cent retained, $375.
P. Glennon, for cleaning streets and repairing
and building bridges in the Fifth District, as per
contract, $410 66, less ten per cent retained, $375.
For building three new bridges $84.
John Kaiser, for cleaning streets in the Fourth
District, as per contract, $1000, less ten per cent
retained, $900.
Thos. Berg'n, for cleaning and paving street.
in the Third District, as per contract, 11229 1,
less ten per cent retained, $1100 25.
Wm. Henry, for paving streets in the Fourth
District as per contract, $10, less ten per cent
retained, $90.
Fayssouo & Coleman, for repairing shell and
ballast roads of the first and second sections, as
per contract, $2035 88, less ten per cent retained,
$1832 25.
D. O'Leary, for running draining machines of
the first section, as per contract, $791 66, less ten
per cent retained, $712 50.
Sam Burchfileld, for running draining machines
of the second section, as per contract, $6006 6,
less ten per cent retained, 8400.
M. J. Connors, for running draining machines
of the third section, as per contract, $891 66, less
ten per cent retained, $352 50.
Grand total, $14,708 18.
Adopted by the Council of thb, city of New Or
leans, September 4, 1877.
Yea--Brown, Cavanac, Denis, Diamond, Ed
wards, Mcoaffrey.
ED. PILSBUIIY, Mayor.
A true copy:
Tuosi G. BRA.ra, Secretary.
MAYORALrTY or Naw OBLEANS,
City Hall, September 4, 1877.
[No. 4096-Administration Series.]
An ordinance providing for the payment of the
accounts therein named.
Be it ordained, Ihat the following appropria
tions be and are hereby made for the month of
August. 1877, and that the Administrator of Pub.
lie Accounts warrant on the Administrator of
Finance in payment of the same:
John E. lBengstoriff, Administrator of As
seasmen's, for cash advanced for cab
hire in the month of Augunt, 1877, in
revising assessments.............. $125 00
A. B. Griswold & Co., for four dials for
clock of Canal street ferry, approved. 148 90
Total.. .... ......................268 90
Adopted by the Council of the city of New
Orleans, September 4, 1877.
ED. PILSBURY, Mayor.
A true copy:
T'uimre. G. RAPIER, Secretary.
MAYORALTY or N.w OnLEANs, I
City fHall, September 4, 1877.
[No. 4097-Administration Series.]
An ordinance providing for the payment of the
accounts therein named.
Be it ordained, That the following appropria
tions be and are hereby made, and that the Ad
ministrator of Public Accounts warrant on the
Administrator of Finance in payment of the same,
whenever there shall be money in the city treas
ury to the credit of the appropriate fund for each
account, out of the revenues of the year 1876,
and not otherwise appropriated:
Stern's Fertilizer and Chemical Manufactur
ing Company, for removing dead ail
mals,from August 28, 1876.toDecember
11. 1876, approved...................813 50
E. F. Lavillebenvre, for rent of property on
Conti street, for the month of Decem
ber, 18760, approved by the Administra
tor of Improvements................. 5 00
Total ..............................818 50
Adopted by the Council of the city of New Or
leans, September 4, 1877.
ED. PILSIURY, Mayor.
A true copy:
Touots . . RAprza, Secretary.
MAYOIRALTY OF NEW ORLEAtsS,
City Hall, September 4, 1877.
[No. 40..3-Administration series.]
Iesolrved, That the lessee of the wharves be
and he is hereby required and directed to connect
the wharf at the head of Barracks street with the
wharf at the head of Esplanade street. Be it
further
Resol.ed, That the wharf so built shall be and
the same is hereby specially assigned for the use
of the Liverpool Southern Steamship Line, sub
ject to revocation at the pleasure of the Counci'
Adopted by the Council of the city of D"'
Orleans, September 4, 1877. * '"
ED. PILSBURY, Mayo..
A true copy:
THros. G. Rnrret, Secretary.
MAYRALTY OF NEW ORLEANt, )
City Hall, September 4, 1877.
[No. 4099-Administration Series.]
Reesoled, That permission be and is hereby
granted to J. Graves and W. Richardson to place
at No. 63 St. James street, First District, one or
more cotton cleaning machines and a steam en
gine to run same, revocable at the pleasure of
the Council.
Adopted by the Council of the city of New Or
leans, September 4, 1877.
ED. PILSBUR.Y, Mayor.
A true copy:
Tros. G. RAPIER, Secretary.
MIAYORELTY OF N.W ORLEANS, 1
City Hall, September 4, 1ti71. [
[No. 4100-Administration Series.]
Be it ordained, That the committee appointed
to procure a location for a small-p x hospital be
and are herehy authorized to purchase the site
recommended by said committee.
Be it further ordained. That the Administrator
of Waterworks and Public Buildings be and is
hereby author'zed to advertise for sealed pro
posals for the building of a small-pox hospital..
as per plans and speciacations furnished by the,
City Surveyor.
Adopte" by the Council of the city of New Or
leans, September 4, 1877.
Yeas-Brown, tavanac, Denis, Diamond, Ed
wards, McCaffrey.
ED. PILSBURY, Mayor.
A true copy :
Turs. G. RAPIER, S.cretary.
EQUAL TO THE BE.F.
Marais Street Steam Brewery,
80........... arala street...........86
BEtwe,-n Conti and St. Louis.
H. F. TLISC. E.N, Proprietor,
iylio m NEW OBLEANS,

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