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Repurt of the Superintendent of Build ings for the. Yen r Ending April 5, 1871. - ? Dkpaktmpnt of Buildings i ?mCB OF PPPERINTKNIiKST. No. 2 Fourth IV J New York, April::!, lm. J AUn. A. Oakky Hall, Mayor of the city tf New York:? MR-In accordance with the Provisions of section si of chapter 137 of ttv> Laws or 187C. und in com pliance with yonr request, J herewith submit a de tailed repor. ol tho operations of this department for ihe year endi.ig Apru 5, is7i. Very re*pc-eifully, your obedient servant. JAMKS M. MACGKEGOR, Supe. lnteudentor liuildlugs. Rnport. Detartvknt or helpings, i Othce No. 2 Fourth avenue, \ New York, Apnl 6, in7l. ( !?!'Hon. A. Oakky Hall, Mayor ol the cay ol New ! Sir?In compliance with your request, I have the honor to iratinuiii herewith a detailed report ot the Operations o; the department ol liuildihits, tac -ame being compiled iroui April 5, A. I). ij;o, ihe dat>- or I U?e reorganisation ol the department und >r the pro visions oi the new charter r? r the go eminent <f ?toe citv of New lork. and the date ol my appoint uteniuH8ujK.-riuteu.leut tuercof, until April a oi tho ?urrent .ve.tr, Miu.vny m deta 1 tho work of the de triment tor and duni;n ihe lirst year of its oriranl zatton under I tic said cnaiter. since the lormution of this department, in the year it has been my custom ;.t the expiration ot each year to pre.-eiit a detailed statement ol the businesstransacted, and in its regular order this would there.ore be the tenth annual report, v ?kauge having, however, been rendered necessary by the reorganization above iefc rred to. the renort appended embraces the period specinod, while, in ?rder to show the workings oi the department from' January 1, l87o (the date of iu.v last report), to Anril ^car' a supplemental report h added Jot this time. A complete record of the werk oi the department Is in this way preserved irom the lorma tton of ihe department to date. In presenting this report it afford mo pleasure to state I hat in ad its bianelies the department is in effective working order, sueh changes having been made siuco its reorganization as will in uiy judgment, increase its e.tlciency and mate juuiy aid m protecting the bum tug Interests or mo The following Is n summary of the year's work Icnlars in regard to whicii nitcrence is made to the tables apj ended. In the tables the busluess ? V 00,111 ared wllU t,lat 01 tho twelve lBi nths nan January l, l ?>?:>, to January l. lS7o, the peiiod covered by my last aud ninth annual report AN u "JK.IHCAHONS?NEW KUlLI?Uia4 One thousand four hundred and eigiueeu sen of plans and speculations for new buildiraa were submitted, e\a mned and passed upon Vlunng th| 2fjJ?il"April j, is7i, being io2 more tnan the ninnbcr submitted durum the year l G.?. Nine hundred and eighty-three were ronnd, upon . ut0 ''t* lirawi* in conlormny Wi h the provisions of the law, or leouired but si "in sssssr^a iUenito- ,which ? s?a?e.5" &?. proved. three hundred and ten sets, incor recUv drawn, or containing propositions in violation JUiilT I 7' *ereawapproverl, but wore subsequent v ??* ,C1 \ aLae"'le'] llllU apprcvod. one hundred and twenty.rive sets impericitly drawn, or calling ?r modes or construction not allowed by the stat ute, were wholly rejected and disapproved. ... , HM CLASS DWELLINGS. hJ?L ? buildings sye were provided for, ? i 5 "I0re t.haM Wure embraced in the plans sub! mitted during the year lsoo. of the above, km were proposed to he erected in the three upper wards, to ?Jsill , ward, i?i; Nineteenth warn, ssi* Tjrenty-second ward, 112; the remaining 42 to be ! T^Rivt^h '"'ke Rowing wards:?Fourteenth ward, , ward, l; Fifteenth ward. 2; Sixtcnth i?r'nr, ?i e"!een,h n"im,< Eighteenth ward, 3: Twentieth ward, lo, and Twenty-first ward m. HK^tiND CLASS bWKLLINCS. r of bllll llnU^ or this class proposed to JSSS* aIllfiunt!, t0 3S '? ? decrease or 3.1 rrom the I i^m^ pr?,V!t?t'd for ln ttle twelve months ending ! ' u"k Ah ln tile cace of the Orst ciass ' dwellings, nearly the whole number are located In T^reirthefi^?PiUil? vards' as 'Wows:?loa m the | }} u he Nineteen in, and f2 in theTweiitv tnoremaimng ?o being ?distributed among : the wards below Fortieth sireert i v^L1!13. CLASS ?WELL1NU8 (TENEMENT HOrSESL i a,ncij-slx tenement houses 1 ^ Pro',"1,?;l ?? be erect-d as against 553 in 1SC9 ! Min?reaseof Six or the above number, 41 are in 1 TwHim" in u,e Elevenrti. 110 in the 1 !? in ,hd' Ue Ttnrteenth, 19 In the Sixteenth 4S in the Seventeen h, j-i in the Eighteenth 19" m the Nineteenth, w in th? Twentieth, lo in the Twen ty-flrst, and 1M In tneTwenty-second; the remaining m a ei!ua11' divided between the Fourth V(>n, ' E,Sn,l,? Ninth, Fourteenth and Fir lh "r?n ,vard""- atul tl,e residue distributed among the remaining wards, the Second excepted FIK8T CLASS FTOMEF. J**?* ,:lie ,or t"'s cia<s or structures 25! .,r- po'"ls U,r ,ne erection of o<j warehouses. 23 less than were contemplated being erected last year 8 SCON 11 CLASS hT'iRE--. rian.s for21 of this class of store.* were received 5?.f.'?i ^ e;ss ll"iU wero deluded in the plans su^ nutted during tne vcar is?9. I tst ?K. TUIR1) CLASS STORES. I til this e ass ot sirnctures. consoling of tempo nir^ frame buiidiu^H and saiall l>ric^8iorw, 4i were ' submitted, being 1 more ttisn ln rs?9, nearly all or I the eltyVer<i 10 bC crectetl 111 unl"'Drove 1 portions or ... "AMtTAcromiEs A.vt> wor.Ksnors. i.w ... rcd aad fur"tT-seveii buildings or this character were provided for, 1 elng 2 kssthan were propose to be erected 111 theyeur isba. STAHIJIS. f'Ub,e, werc submitted as against 111 is u, an increase ofj?ouie o! tticse build ,or, ,Ivery alld "ale "tables, wnneothers wu-c elegiint structures and intended lor private cur" r ches' U w^rt7' ?"!!'!1nr ;in'' cUaPela ,0 the number of 0 ll,8s luau the number ?ailed lor in the plans or is t?. ' SCHOOL HOUSES. less th!in lu^' ,1noU3ts Beie 10 bc ercctc-''. t)'^ng 0 . ,rt st ic BUILDINGS. , ?r, '"J l'lmu's as were Intended to bo r" PlorttUau durl!'K the year 1HC9. ^ bhildlngs fin iraced 111 the 1 lans sutiuiiued lor new buildings fur SenwApril ft. 1.7i, was 2,03ft, ?I 1?69 W,ire ^roviUe:1 lor tn the p ans The bulMing-! provl led for In the loregolng state Bents arc classified as follows:? F1r?'. 11??* riwetllns* PS<fl Berond cl?s? <lffi:lii[iK? ttso Thirl cla?? rtwelllBj;! (tenement liouteo Wi Ftrit cla?? 85' K^coud c,a?? 21 Tblnl c.aat ptore* 41 Factories and workshop* 147 Sc'juol bouiiev .... 3 Dtabip* Ii3 fibiirrlic*. ...* 15 Yub.ic buiidinga '-S TnUI . 2,tJJ5 It will be seen by the foregoing statement tliat the DuuiWtToi every class of buildings, ?ave second Olaas ?iw ilitig*. tint ami second ciu*s store-, factories, school bouses irid churches, Las Increased, w lie a Compared with Uie year by releieoce to exhibit A, appended, may be seen ?detailed statement of lite above bull Hug*. FLA>? AND SI'Li IHCATIOKS l-OR ALTKKATIOSf, AI> MTI0NI4. ?t'., TO BUIl.DINOS AI.JtE M?V BRBCTRI). The Damber 01 plans 01 tin - character submitted vu 1,'Z6'2, beini; 2" more Uua wi re received during *li? year ending December 31, 186H. Ol these plain ?M were approved, l . amended ana approved and 92 disapproved and rejected. One ino'isaud iur< o hundred and sixty-two build ints were included hi tl?e above plans, being -sv more than were provided for fe- per my last report. m.\. hundred and tweuty-nine wore to be rai.-ed or buili upon, 4'ib extendeJ'or enlarged, u were to l e al tered infernally ami 7N externally. iu uiany >i these Imtidni 3, two or more ol the elates oi alicrauous wc>>> lo i o made, .iuU in some cum s au lour were provided lor. i lie < ui?<?? oi Liuiid.u^i proposed to le altered weic as ,.jlioW/?: Fir .1 cli*? In.. . ? W H?- ?..<1 .?<* Jw. .1 WW Tllllll i l> ?*. li.; . ri.r;U ul hOU^P?) HI Fir?t dtti .ir? >1 ?mooS c jl*? ?W,ie? T.I Thipt CU.MK re? 11 Mail ll acwneii k J wonubops 141 School hi?us k !>t:i-il?? 44 Ck<ir?.!.M 6 Pniinc l/uild.uii? ?1 Till*) 1,3H2 By ref>'renct! to exni^li B. nypeu leu. may be seen a detailed staleiu' lit ol (lie at>? . e building*. >. -il l VI a FID C')'T. The estimate 1 cost ol new inn.?llngs proposed to be erected during the tweiv moniiit ending Ami 6, iMl, an.ouni- lo cbe sum of t -.oi'.-i , bent.' $<l-4,<> less than the estimate ol l-??.<. Ine * , i prifioie l io iMj expen led in the alterations of bail - rags for tut -a:ne period suiounU to ii?c sum o $3,704,C?4, t)e;nj a decriasfl of $4 6 J, 660 from t ?? year MM, thn? mowrai a total of f42,411.047 pro ! ?-eil to be expended tu new buildings nnd altera. Hons tr tu April 5, 1870, to April 5, Ml, a decrease oi $1,143,1K> rr<im isao. KEW HI'II.PIMiS COMMBVCEP. Two thousand oue hundred aud ?ixty-one new hu.ldtngs were commenced irom April 5. 1870. to A|nil5, 1871, being an Incri-ase of fij as lompared wuh the nn iber conimeacad during tiie year 1609, as will appear lroin tiie loUowing table:? April 6, '70, tII Cl<f, April 8,'71. 1889. Inr. First cltu dwellings. 753 7-^5 ? 32 Serond clara dwellings 267 243 14 ? 1 li r J cla*? dwellings or tene ment houses #96 46H 338 ? Slum and storehouses 80 134 ? 44 Factories and wura.*bo|?... 129 HI 18 ? Sub!. * 1U? 102 4 ? I lame bullulng*. *4 197 ? 113 Churchea 11 23 ? ll School lio'ibe* am! other pub lic building* 35 34 1 ? Total* ? 2,161 2,090 265 ?W These buildings were distributed In the yarlous waids as follows:? April 6. *70, to W inl?. April 5, '71. 1W. Jut. Df. First ; . 8 14 - 11 Seeond 4 t ? 6 Third 8 6?3 Fourth 23 16 6 H tu 13 W ~ 37 Sixth 11* 6 13 ? Seventh... 12 24 ? 12 fcleiuh 36 24 11 ? Niuth 33 36 ? 8 Tenth 43 31 12 ? Eleventh 53 :J3 20 ? Iw. ltlii SJ'i 310 22 Tb'!t< vufj it 3i ? 13 Fourteenth 17 21 ? 4 Fil l couth 24 17 7 ? sixteenth 41 40 1 ? Seventeenth 65 65 ? ? Ktghteemh 48 *6 ? 37 Nineteenth 804 769 SB ? Twentieth 161 79 82 ? Twenty-nrst 7l ll>? ? 48 'i'weiity-secjnd S36 808 29 ? Totals SUtTl J.tl 6 228 173 NEW Bril-niNUS COM TLB TED. There were completed iroul April 5, 1870, to April 5. li.i, l,8u? new buildings, being a decrease oi 379 lroin the number completed in 186 J. Tiioa-o buildings are classinei as follows:? Ap. I. 5, '7U, to Cltua(fi0i4 on. Avrii 6, '71. 18'"i9. Int. Vrr. First class dwel imrs 6u2 931 ? 22# Second class dwellings. 226 286 ? 60 Third clats dwellings or ton euieut houens. 612 4-4 128 ? Stores and storehouses lt'U 114 ? 14 Factories aud worksnops... lift 121 ? 6 Stable* Ill 102 9 ? Frunae dweUlns* m 156 ? 68 Frame workshops...... .... 3 ? 15 Kmtne stables 8 ? 6 School houses and other punllc buildings. 29 ? 4 Churches 10 24 ? 14 Totals U99 2,278 ~Iu7 "516 Ttiese buildings are located In the following wards:? April 5, '70. to Wurd. April 5, *71. 1869. hit. J)v. First 3 18 ? IS Second 9 4 6 ? Third 16?6 Fourth 18 13 ft ? Kuth 33 26 8 ? Slith 10 9 1 ? Seventh 12 18 ? 6 Eighth 552 31 1 ? Mnib SO 37 ? 1 Tenth 38 34 3 ? hl< veiitu 45 <0 6 ? Twelfth 259 353 ? 94 Thuleenta 17 26 ? 19 Fourteenth 15 17 ? 2 Fifteenth 21 24 ? 3 Slxteentn 40 35 A ? Seventeenth 60 66 ? 6 fcighleeniu 48 lu2 ? 54 Nineteenth 62.< 9Ko ? 306 Twentieth 165 67 78 ? 'J wenty-fcrst 116 131 ? 15 Twenty-second 294 257 37 Totals 1,899* 3,"278 ~147 ~V26 Of ine number of mw ball lings completed 1 was commenced in lK6fl, ?? In 18*33, 35s in isco, 280 from January to April. 1S70, and the balance, 1,258. dur ing ihe la.it twelve months. Tliere still remain in process oi completion 993 new buildings. ALTKKATIONS COMMENCE!*, From April 5. 1670, to April 5, 1871, alterations were commenced to 1,187 buildings already erected, being an incrwe of 81 over the number com menced during tne vear 1869, as will appear frcin ine following table:? April 5, '70, to Cbififlaition. April 5, *71. 1*69. Ine. Dee. First c!ass dwellings 108 IIS ? 8 Second class dwellings 520 476 44 Third c a-a dwlunes tor tenement liou?us) 193 177 16 First class stores 70 60 10 ? Second class stores 79 86 ? 7 Third class store* 10 5 5 ? Factories aud workshops... 125 108 17 ? School bouses 2 8 ? 1 Stables.. 45 66 ? 11 Churches 5 5 ? ? l'uullc buildings 30 34 ? 4 ToUli 1,187 1,126 92 31 These buliaiuni were locateu in *ne follow lug wards:? April 5, *70, to W'irrl>. April 6, '71. 186?. I nr. J)f. First *1 t>4 ? 14 Second 88 12 36 ? Third 19 86 ? 7 Fourth 21 !7 ? 6 Fifth *6 8o ? 10 Sixth 16 26 ? 18 Se?enth 67 43 14 ? Klghlh 97 68 36 ? Ji.iuh 76 71 6 ? Tenth 48 67 ? 9 Eleventh 43 84 14 ? Tweirih 75 46 39 ? llilrt'tnlli. .. 31 40 ? 9 F. tirt-emb 27 36 ? 9 Fifteenth M 66 8 ? Mil.Tilth 61 4ti 16 ? Seventeenth. 77 74 8 ? Hlgbtei nth 54 83 ? 2a .Nineteenth 71 *7 4 ? I wantl-th. ... 112 86 26 ? Twi ntr first 67 72 ? 6 Tw?ul; lecond IU 71 ? 10 Total* 1,187 1,U>6 179 ~U8 ALTERATIONS COJIPl.Kn;n. During Hid iwc.ve mouths ending Aprl'. 5, 1871, alterations were completed ou i,ist? buildings already erected, au increase of 134 over the uuutuer completed 111 ls6^. The classification of the buildings Is as follows:? April 6, *70^ In <li>*ifimt'rm. April 6, '71. l'OP. Jnc. Dec. Fli?t cla*a dwelling* 104 112 ? b Second elamt dwulngi 5*1 456 75 ? Third cla*s dwelling* (or tenement houses 194 167 17 ? Flmt cimso imts X i%5 3 ? Second clasi stores 96 71 25 ? Third claHd store* 10 A 6 ? factories and workshop* ... 117 99 18 ? School house* 2 8 ? 1 Stable* 46 64 ? 9 churches 8 4 S ? Public building* 36 28 7 ? Total* MM liu54 ~\ii ~~18 These buildlncs were distributed in tbe various wards as follows.? April 6, *70, to ITjiA. April 6, '71. 1869. /, e. D'r. First 60 43 7 ? Second "i'i ll 21 ? Third 20 34 ? 4 Fourth 10 27 ? 7 Filth - M 84 _ 4 8 xtb 17 23 ? 6 Serenth 59 40 19 ? F I,htli 97 66 41 ? Ninth. 74 6!) 6 Teutl 45 67 ? 13 Eleveulh 45 31 14 ? Twelfth 58 45 18 ? Thirteenth :;2 ST> ? 3 Fourteenth 3H 3-1 ? ? 10 Fl.teenm 64 52 12 ? Sixteenth 6a 45 20 ? Seventeenth 78 *>!l 9 ? Ki-liti e.nt!i 6.2 77 ? 26 Nineteenth 78 6.* 13 ? Twentieth 114 ?i Hi ? Twenty-tuft.. 68 61.' ? 1 1 wrnty-?ecoml 66 66 ? ? Total* l,lb8 1,051 206 72 of tuc rmnii>er of alterations complete l 30 were tomiueuce ? t;t 1S6J, liG between the months of January and Ai>rn, ls'u, and ihe balance. 1,041, dur ing i lie bi t twelve months. Oue hundred and fifty four buildings are si ill undergoing alterations. IJNSAFK UUILI'INliS. The whole number of unsa c buildings, wall*, rh initey ?, ,vc.. reported and acted upon from Aurli 6, ltto, to April 5, 1871, was 1,073. of this number hi have b i-ii taken dowu and entlrelv removed and 7.10 liave been made bale anil secure, leaving is > in proc< ss of removal or bcint: secured. During the anove period surveys have been held on 74 building, aud 6 werj taken into court and precepts issued. The location, nature nnd disposition of the build inns reported .is u:is,tfe in ty be louuJ by reference 10 exhibit ii, appended. VIOLATION'S. The whole number of violations reported br the Inspector4 from April/, 1870, to Aoril 6, 1171, was of the aoove the provisions oi the law have been compiled with in 2,741 rases, leaving a balance of s*9 not disposed of. Of thu number 2;h aro buildings requiring fire-ewupes, and iliw balance, 611. are violation of various sections of the law. A ueiailed statement of the above violations may be found by reference to cxblbtis c and D, uu pernled. Imring tfcc year 24o cases have been placed in the naitiis of tne attorney of (lie department for prose - ? ution. and penalties collected In tne following cases:? W >n | A- I ?* *0* . I i -m i Apr., ?I I r. v 111 ?? j?l Iu: r it j lair i " it A'*, h ?> fcei*. /Vom ITAoti Htctir*!. .. I No. -f.S Wc?l S,<!d nt |l.T. Mi'!* .\o |;w 1 , .ill ?t . Jam ?? wuiic Jin > I'.fnJ, .. m A /.imiinTrnari. > nib>rw < flier ?! Wb *?. an i >->i *i ...? i1 Burn .??>?. Irfj. ?;? ; 3</9 ??. * IK. B. Kellogg ??i*! i?i it.. k.i feet n'/rth o. ilhu ?"(ii Kopn ??; ...-ib M , )46 Vet w< n 3 ! *f. ?>to lli a? i '.'i ie?t north of ? la it mil >Kt? of i: >i m trr\? mofc? mi ol ??. a.... V ?? MR lo i14 y,| nr...... No. 2j6 hut itouatub ??? .U. ?l e o! . -liu >1, iUO lu . a?l of . . ?v >Vn. m * t. i i ju.) feet ioui*i i?f Broome at. >. '5 -tr? i tt luaac ' -I r m mejer * t'arpeuter.... UrlMler v tuuiel i . A J. linrtgr !...... Krau< l? Keil!i?ch 1'. A J. Heart/ Kudolph I eterr 'l ilward Morrii Got Id - U m Hi ul 6'it M., iU f*'?'. earl of ar jA. A H. Boaaell I.No .JBru?.??T lame* Brad* |v Mi lii.'-u ii ... | limepli Kr.clc ?1 ? >i ? eaul ui 4 a i>< or** J. llamtilou Aoiib < ii u t.?' ? , Ia! Itei w?i o . air ?o?h Norrla ,N<-,i i. ? . at, I-j lo-t 'jtt of Mb a* .... 11->li n Barrv... .Mo, 1.1 \W?.?.?!?; ,|AlvB?0 ?utc* WAki eeiraU Not. 4 " 17 Lotntion. 1871. Jim. ^ Feb. 7 " iU - 26 m 17 M r.r. 18 " 18 m S3 No. PI Carmine st No. 78?Hibav South ?t :? of ICth st., 60 t'eet wait of Hd nr.... North ?! In of 41st st, 8iO feet fait of]<l ?v.... South >l r of tut St., 4:M) net e*?t oi !tj mr.... No.iJS East 81st it South lute of 47th ?t.. vM iVet west of loth tv ?mu~.1i west coiiter ol lUili it. and 6Jth st South slile of 4Slh it.. 75 Ice wrtt of 3d av.... Southeast corner of 4tb av. and (Wth st. South kI.Ib of I2ith St., 148 feet west of 6th it. No. l&t A til it v Kt No. -til Wen it tit st No. a N Kust fcth lit Sncon I av. an i Uid it No. 'AT Amity ?t No. lit Ajoltf 8t North stoe of b4th St., K>0 feel west of lUlb av. From Whom SMrimt Jobn Ross I'liomus Mou ton hnry Wry man 3. S. Stevens. Klrliar I Kannlu Nwhacl Oavln O. W. Fa lining tl. Bartliolomae i;eorke U. >.rr;:orT.... Williams, Britt k Bulkley..., Christian Brand F. Mel/.ler WIMam Butler John tioey JulUn t'retrler U. M. MittuacUt F. Met/.ler R. N. Wuotlwortb | Total $1,960 Tne following statement will show Me wuole nu "ber of cases sent to tlic nctorney of the department for prosecution (roiu .ipm 6, lo70, to April 5, 1871, wiiU ttic actum taken tnercon:? Action 11 k '/i. 1870. i i>> . is . 21.. ?.. 23.. i.6 . SB . 28.. .0.. 29 eo . j.. 4.. 12.. ?. u.. 18.. t>.. ? . 14.. 14 . 18 18.. 21.. 4 . 16.. 16.. 19.. 19.. 21 . 21.. 21.. 21.. 21.. 21.. 23.. 24.. 25.. 25.. iif).. 27.. 24.. 2!).. 27.. 27.. 1H., 6.. 6.. 6 7 7.. 11.. 11.. 10.. 10.. 10.. 10.. 1?.. 18.. 18.. 22.. 2;;.. 27., 21.. 30.. 9.. 8.. 8.. 13.. 14.. 15.. 15.. 15.. 16.. 15.. 16.. 20.. 19.. 81.. 21.. 20.. 22,. 22.. 27 . 98.. 98 27.. 28 . 2.'.. 29., SO. Ails. 2.. ?.. 2.. 2.. ft.. ?.. 8. 6 . 6.. 6.. 6.. 19.. in.. 10.. u . 12.. 17.. 12.. 13 . H.. I Henry Krben A) ran am .Yr;iJ lAbra'.iain Mead John J. Uurcbeil.... J. T. Mill* John V. Bnekwan... (.1. R. Giltnore Patrick Connor James Turnbud Cornelius Mor;an... | William W. hinilh . (James Gallagher.... , I?anlel Smith IJnim StoM IU i 11am stcvensou.. 1 lion.as Ivelly. .Robert Poyd.. . i li.im C. Dixon... : Peter S>ery 11 eler seery Christian Hruns 'Christian Hruns , Harris Solomon..... ILouis Von u.iiocn... Peter Shetldan , Peter Sheridan I Daniel Beelccr. S. I). Wilson James Rodiaond.... I ?film llay* IJaoo i Appeil ....<?. I Cornelius i alley.... ! Peter Joyca I Henry Kelt Chares F. Weber.,.. < It .tries K. Weber... Marv McDonnell Peter Tracy t'cier l'racv Peter 'l'racy Louisa W I.Hon Israel Randolph..... \Vallien Pell. ... ... Wallien Pell . Walden Pell ij. P. Sturtzm.in Samuel Hawk John hoi j' f. Wae'.gw Osorge iterner Richard French w. p. Simpson Christian hollo Austin V. l'ettit .lohn Connolly John <'onuoliy John Conuoily John Connolly. James Well*.... J. Rourke Micha-M Knglisli t.eorge Schmidt Michael i.avln AuurewJ. Kerwin . Andrew.), Kerwin.. Andrew J. Kerwlu.. Andrew J. Kerwiu.. W. d. Adams James Muriagh I James Murt.ifih John Glass | Garrett Keeker Isaac Gr.ggs Michael Kiillbee ;Mlchacl ballhee.. .. J hn Thompson M chaet Hurke .lohn horner I'ranris Mia* Tbom..s Mauheltar.. Thomas MacKellar.. ill van McCahlll Bryan McCahlll Jaines T. King i-aar Harlem Ruse A. tlradf Patrick Brady....... Dennis Lyon's Pblilp Mnione J. F. (iein,Jr Abner L. Ely H. 8. Valentine >amu?l Schuster.... Thomas Kyan William Dunn Mary McKeon Carl Diem Robert Taggart Koi ert Tacgart William N. Kirk l'cter Kcilly Valentine John Hoey Jacob Halzet James Thomson.... James Thompson Jeremiah 1. amy.... Ellas Nichols Julius Nichols Jacob Flash.. A Plluger Henry Dowse George tknt Henrv Sauer Altno Howell Joseph Ka'iu Henry L. ISulkley... Maria Mansfield..., Maria Mausiiel.l..., William K. Peyton. John Denner lame* S. Dale Patrick Brennan... Violation removed?penalty remitted, do. do, do. do. do. do. Violation removed?penally paid. Violation removed?penalty remitted, do. do. do. do. do. do, do. do. Suit pending. Violation removed?penalty remitted. do. do, do. do. do. do. do. do. do. do. Suit pending. Violation removed?penalty remitted. do. do. Suit pending. do. Violation removed?penalty remitted. Suit pending. Violation removed?penalty remitted, do. do. do. do. do. rte. do. do. Suit pending. Violation removed?penalty remitted, do. do. do. do. do. do. Suit pending. do. Violation removed?penalty remitted, do. oo. do. do. do. do. do. do. do. do. Suit pending. do. Ko.570 9ibav I do. No. 217 Elizabeth st Violation removed?penalty remitted. No. 81 Mercer st |Sud pending. East side of 1st av.i 2.'. feet norm of 37th Bt. j Violation removed?penalty paid. No. 1118 Centre st Itiili av., northeast corner of 5M!i st 6th av., northeast corner of 55tli st South side oi ftxtli st., 70 feet west of 8d av... .No. 22 ? West S31 st No. 247 Howerv" No. 423 West 41st st South side of 12th St., 80 leet west of 1st av.. No. 7 Clarke st..., 2d av? northwest corner ot diet st No. 421 3d No. 1H! haurena st No. 1,152 2d av No, S7U i.nst Tenth bt No. 188 l.uiir ns st No. 31 1,aureus st No. 1,1 03 2d av South s (1 ? oi I llth U., 440 It east lluulevard. No. 203 l-.ast :.8t!i >t No. 679 3d av No. 38 Grand it. No. :?l Granil st Nos. 6 ami 8 Market st. No. P.'8 Laurens st .no. 121 Norfolk st No. 1j3 Norfo k id No. 116 East 16th st. No. 115 Sullivan st No. 520 8th av. No. 107 Greenwich Si No. 938 bill av 3d av., northwest comer of ti4lh st North side of 161I1 St., 100 feet east of 2d av.. No. 18 Gansevoort st No. 42 Grand st No. 44 Grand st No. 40Laurons st No. 69jt till av No. 579 i'th av No. 577 9th av No. 77 Laurens st No. 818 M i av No. 5W 9th No. 588 btti av South side of .i'tli st., 100 feet west of 2d av. No. itin Kast Houston st No. 915 3d av ?No. 444 VVeR'. liath st West bide ot Broadway, 4fi ft. south of 47th st outh side of 38th St.. <8 leet east of llth av. No. 192 Kranw in st No. 1 4 Kranklln st No. 1 4)4 Krankliu st No ft96 Gre< nw.ch st No. til 4tb av 12lst st.. northwest cumcr of 2d av North si ie ot I2^il St., 200 fret wi st of nv. A. Sotttn side of 43d st., 110 feet west of 8d av.. No. 336 East 81st vt. loth av., southwest corner of 89th st West side <>, loth av., <:5 lest south ot 39ih St. Wi st Hide of loth ttv.,5u t'eet south of 39th st. West si to of 1 th av., 70 feet south of 39th sL do. No. 77 Robinson st |Sult pnndiug. Suit pending Violation remiyed?penalty remitted, do. do. do. do. Suit pending. Violation removed - penalty remitted, do. do. do. do. do. do. do. do. do. do. do. do. Suit pending. Violation removed?penalty remitted. Violation removed? pensl'.y paid. Violation removed?penalty remitted, do. oo. do. do. do. Violation removed?jenally remitted, do. do. do. do. Suit pending. South side ot 110th st., 150 teet west of i'th av Sonth side of 110th St., 175 leet west of Pth av. South side ol 84th?t., 150 feet east ol 8il av.. ISouth side of 57t i st., 180 feet east of Sd av.. North Bide of 55th st., 145 leet west of 3d av. Violation not removed?penalty paid. ] South side of 5T,d st. 78 f>-et wost of 31 av... i Violation removed?penalty remitted. I South side of .'>31 st., 78 leet west of 3d av... | do. do. ?Av. A and I25tli st iSult ponding. No. 1*1 Kii/anetb si I Violation removed?penalty remitted. --- ? do. do. Suit pending. Violation removed?penalty remitted. do. do. do. i do. do. do. Suit pending. Violation removed?penalty remitted, do. do. do. do. Suit pending. do. Violation removed?penalty remitted. Suit P'ndlng. do. Violation removed?penalty remitted, do. do. do. do. do, do. do. do. do. do. do do. Suit pending. Violation removed?penalty remitted. do. do. Violation removed?penalty paid. Violation ri-moved?penalty remitted. Suit penolng. do. do. Violation removed?penalty remitted. do. do. do. do. Suit pending. Violation removed?penalty remitted. do. do. Suit ponding. Violation removed?penalty remitted. No. 8, 7ib st No. 42 Ann st..... South site of 11. tb it., 172 feet west of a v. A. South side of 117th St., 197 feet west of av. A. No. 13 Dry Dock st, No. 14 Dry Dock st 100th st., 150 leet west of 9tb av No. 73 Catharine st No. 310 l.ust 12th st No. 717 3.1 av No. 497 Washington st No. mi Varick st % Comer of 6th av. and 58tb st No. 418 West 42.1 st No. 152 Kast 24th st No. 159 Norfolk st No. ^6 Irving place No. iiS Cros j st. (rear) No. 56 Spring st No. 337 hast 22d st No. 593 Hudson st No. 779 Greenwich st No 212 hast .6tb st Sit 1U7 hast 33d st No. 198 2d av No. 2IH Kast 38th st No. 225 hiirnbeth st No. 2U6 hast 3stb st. (front) iNo. -06 hast3stb St. ircan ... North side of 7uih si, 57 feet west ol 31 av.. No. 93 Columbia st No 349 hast 17th st. No. 89 Greenwich st No. 1.110 3.1 av No. 412 hast 59th su North Mill' Oi" '.i-u St., 15U feet west of 2d av.. No. H12 l.ast 17ili No. 246 Weil 4th st No. fc Pike st. South side of both St., liiO feet west ot Lex ington av No. iironme *t No. lil^i hidriJge st No. 2o6 hlizabetb st .No. 610 East 12th st North side of 116ih St., 175 feet east of Kd av. Kait side of Boulevard, M leet north of &4tb Sf A Ut;. 8. 13. IS. 13. 18. 13. 13. 15 21. 19. 2.'. IH. 20. 22. 2*. 19. r,u 80. 871. 5 17. 19 11'. 10 10. II. II. 11 11. IB. 14. 16.. 1-i. 18 IX. 18. 18. 18. 18., 19. 19 21. 21 21. 21., li . 14 3., 3 . 3 3.. II., 1 ? . ;. 3 John A. Foley John Campbell Itenjanjin Andrews H njaniiu Andrews Benjamin Audrews II. W. Sage H. W. Sa.-e. S S. Steven*. Edward liurkc A. K. hly Michael Hand Henry D.,y Bridget Gim ariln hva Youn; I ucene Ktt. l as James McCandles* Francis lloUman st. G. Fnyder..., Daniel Gre n Daniel Green John Karrell William C. Dixon S. Migel Jeremiah Quinl'tn Gevert WendeiKen C. F. Lewis C. F. Lewis F. K. Saunders hobert McLane George I). Vt atson Stephen Markham Jarafi Ch rry hilzabeth Wiley Wil iam Wagner .Maurice Brisneg .lacoh Stlner Delia I lev in. |Timothy tfoyle .... M. T. Condon Pal rick McArdle... itobert Boyd Robert Boyd hob) rt Boyd I Robert Boyd I llarvey Weed rt. A. ilammotd... James Mulry James Mulry James Mulry ?lames Muliy James Mu ry Christian Hi and. .. .lames Kolly f. S. Tlininerman., Edward llarrlgan J. Streimeislcr Daniel ! eexer H. D. Palmer Gerin:uiia Klre Insurance Co Anna Salter Peter See aid Henry Gassln N o. 208 1st av No. 78 Can .on ^t No. In0 cheiry st No. bU Oliver st No. Oliver st No. 514 h ist 14th st. front) No. 514 hust 1-tth st. (rear)., No. 131 hast 41st st No. itU Ce lar st No. 39 Frankfort *u No. 243 West 41st st No. 4lH) West 42d st No. 510 West 37th st I No. 7M Lewis si. irear; ? No. 114 Madison St [.No. 238 hast Soih st I iiiutii side ol St., If8leet west of Lexing ton av No. 135 avenue C 3.1 av., southeast corner ot 109th st KastsiJe ol 3d av.,26 feet south of lO.'th St. hast side of llth av , 25 feet north of lititb si. Iloulevard, northwest corner of lC9ih st Sping er House, L'ulou square No. ^4 Rose st No. 414 West Svlth st J No. 1< 8 hooscveit st (No. 108 Roosevelt st No. 186 Laurens st.... N. rtli side oi 65th St., 420 feet west of alb av. Mo. l.;a Laurens st No. h6 Monroe st .<os. 92 ani 94 Greenwich st No. 67 Washington st No. 514 hast 13th st do. do. do. do. do. do. do. do. do. do. do. do. do. do. do. do. do. do. do. do. Suit pending. do. ilo. Violation removed-penalty remitted, do. <to. do. do. Suit pending. do. Violation removed?penalty remitted. Suit pending. do. do. Violation removed?penalty remitted. 8uit pending. Violation removed?penalty remitted. do. ao. Suit pending. do. do. do. do. Violation removed?penally remitted. Suit perdlng. Violation removed?penalty remitted, do. do. do. do. oo. do. do. do. do. do. Suit pending. Violation removed?penalty remitted. do. da ?ill r.n?i i.iiii sees ao. .sorth side of lo^tb St., iiCO feet west of 1st av.Hult pending. No. 37 'ort.andtst Violation removed?Density remitted No. 80 Catharine st No. 8o? 2d av No. 322 hast 25lh st No. 639 Washington st No. 66 James st. (rear) t ft o. 66 James St. (front No. bl6 Pearl st No. 51V< Pearl st No. ltKI West st So. 139 hast !3d st No. 3u3 hast llth st No. <Ml6 Kast 1 l.h st No. 8u7 East llth st No. 3u9 hast 11th st No. 311 Kast llth st South side of 1..5th St., 113 feet west of 5th av. South side of 70th St., 200 feet we. t ol 3d av. No. WI Wsshington st No. M I West 37ili st No. 117 hsscx st 440 East . til st Nii lo's Garden, Broadway No. 357 ornery Suit pending. No. 1 Waverley place | violation removed?penalty remitted. .>0.211 Delauccy st iSult pending. No. 67 Franklin st Violation removed?penalty remitted. do. do. do. do. do. do. do. do. do. do. do. do. do. do. do. do. do. do. do. do. do. do. do. ao. do. do. do. do. do. Violation removed?penalty paid. Suit pending. do. do. Violation removed?penalty remitted. do. ao. Action discontinued. .. John Hays Christian Brand..., No. 107 Greenwich at - Suit pending. Northsldi' of 51st tt.. B'*l feet w( st of llth nv do. South side of l?iih St., 143 feet west oi 5th av.| do. Third Avenue Railroad Co.. 3d av., suuth?est corner of lentil st. Cormick Gillespie Cormick Gillespie.. James Donaldson.. !'. H. Clark hlizaboth McGulr.*.. hlixa'ietb Mci.utrs. Jam-". Moore Cm.rail Trust. U.S. Higgius iticharl rrench.... A..I. Kerwin A.J. Kerwlu A.J. herwin A. J. Kerwin A. J. Kerwin I A.J. hertvlu |Noah Norris I Noah Morris ,lliom.is ll. t Peter Loona VMatlon removed?penalty remitted. No*. .4 m 28 Peck slip -Suit pending. Nos. 2'l and l6 Peck slip | do. No. 2,209 Slav iViotatlou removed?penalty remitted. No. 2.H i 3d av Suit pen ling. t'loiut o i removed?penalty remitted. do. do. Suit pending. violation removed?penalty remitted. Suit pe.nl.ug. do. do. i. 2l3 7th st No. 2J.i 7tb Ht North side ol 122 I st? 840 loet west of U I av. No. 43d hast 17th st iJr.md Central Hotel, Urna.nvay French's Hotel, < iintliaiii street loth av., southwest comer of 3 l!i st West side of loth ar., 2,"> I'd t South or 3'.itli s! A e?t side ol lilili ??.. (ill leet couth o. 3mh st t\ e-t si ol loth av., !.'> Ie t souili of ?9,lm:. \S est si lu ol lilili av., 111!) It. south of 3Utn SU W' si side o lutii iu-., l-i f'. swiitu of?Jih st. ' , lb K ile of 41st bt., 10? leet west oi 2d av. N Ih side of 4l(.t St., I ;l fb. t wr-I . I 23 av.. noi tli si Ie ot 12HUi St., .-8 feet wcit o? av. A Nmth >>du of 31st St.. 76 feot ast oi 4tliav.. 1 lion.as Hoit I North Side of I2tllli st., 2.70 leet west of nv. A IbomH ih) t North side ofl.o.h st, 2ob leet west ol nv. A Thomas Holt North side n IJoth St.. 3i!4 feet west of sv. A I John Cody 11'jui side of lilin av , 21 feet noi th oi 3otU st., Violntion removed penalty remitted. |F. Het/ler .No. 123 Ami!) st Vioiat i n reinoviul?pvnaily paid. lohn Kli.iker |l1thav.,^ 1 ! | lohn Kiinker John Kll.iker. ,1, It.h'pi.. ... No?. Jltf2 an,IWI cherry st I Violation removeil-penally remltled. |lt. N. Wi o Iworih North side ol 54th St., 850 i e t west of loth av| Violation not removed?penalty paid. do. do. do. do. Suit pending. Violation removed?penally remlltod. Suit pending. do. 11th av., iiouineast coriii-i of 6.M st i(?ull pending. hast - nie oi 1 Ith av., 19 leet n ailli of 6jd st..| doi ji.ast si Ie of 11tu av., loet Souih of 52.1 st.. do. : . J. Kerwlu. Kerwin II. l.e imsn. v>. Wlnan*. 2d av., nort isast eofaer o: Doth ht 'Suit pi-milng. i aat Side of 2d ar., 25 I ert north of liOtii st... do. 1" . 21. 21.. 2a.. 23.. 27.. 27 . 27 . 27 . 24 . 24.. 25 . I Kofi, rt Co. iet Koi e: Irt av., South west corner of 123d >t North * Id,i ni <Uili St., Mi leet west of 10 h av No. iO hast llroadway j No. IK Mori is st No. 20 Morris st No. 22 Morris st . ,oel<'t I Nos. 24 iiu i 2 i Morris st Jsn-i ? l av lor | No. 49 Jane st itarr t J. Il)i ne No. 216 Cherry st ..arret I. I.fine | No. 218 Cherry st Wi . am Si naeftr No. 371 Hirer iter st MtCiiaci hane INortli s! :e ol Stub it., 17it leet west ol 11 1 uv | ,i.il. Moore | North side ii' li itb st., Iifi feet from 2d av... I W. II. Moore No. Hi side of lllth St., 3 i feet tr(Mu 2d av .. IW. II. M or ? I North sl'li* of II Ita St., 27n leet I rum 2d SV... I W. II. Moore |Niii tii side oi 111th St.. 3t0 fei t irom id av... ijol.u h.ivauagh No. .6 West lirmdway 8. .Io?.]ihn I,No. 293 Ht ii av J.J. 1'iuman | >o. 172 East Houston st do. do. do. do. do. Vlolat'on removed?ponally remitted. Suit pending. do. do. do. do. do. do. do. do. do. do. In a lar^e number of cases the violations were re moved immediately npon the acrviceof (ho notice, nml tiujipenulty wiih remitted ami no pro eeilinjrs lust-tuted, antl In a ureat number also mi penalty attached, tlio violations having lieen removed with in the iiin?! hi,owed by Mi (titnte. The imire increase of violations rcjiorted durlnjr tli? past year m owiuk lo tin- survey of tlio tity wli.eh la belnif taken, and Ihe defect* thereby found exlstiiiK in Miibliugs wlikli wore eroded prior to | aujr law gvveruiDg liieu* coiwirycuon?leaving but few cases wherein mo violations worn committed on Uulldui?s la course of erection or undergoing aliei- ' alions. i omplaints emanating from any source relative to 1 those matters over wtucli this department lias juris diction aro promptly taken up ami luvcxllguted, ami a book Kept at this oillct' for tiie registry oi ilic name. 1 lie \\ oine number ol such complaints re ' ceived ami acted upoit during tlio lasltwuive months vw <MJ, oi winch, upon careful cxuiiiitUiiD, no I causc ior couiijitfiui evicted in lu canca, <W wcro i removed forthwith upon verbal notification being Ki veil by the inspectors to whom the same wore re ferred. 7 provea buildings requiring meanti of escape In cane 01 Are lu?, provea unsafe buildings. ami oi prove.! violation* which were eutered ou the books of tne department, ami notices served requir ing said violation* to be removed, and said unsaie buildings u> be repaired and made safe or takeu down and removed. luspeoiors Uave prevented durin/ the last twelve momus 617 caries of violations being placed in anil upou buildings in proces of ereciion or aiteraiiou uy apprising the proper parties ill tiuie to prevent them. Flrtie ESCAl'KS. The whole number of buildings examined by the Inspectors aud reported us requiring means of escai<e in case ot lire from April 6, la70, to April 5, 1*71, was 1,882. Of tills number l, oM were provided with the proper meaiis ol escape, and oi tha number unprovided therewith at the dale ol my last annual report the provisions o> the law have > ecu comp.ied with in two cases, making a sum tot.il of -,07s tire escapes provided lo buntings during the year cull ing .April a, wi. a deuiucd statement of the building* reported as requiring nre escapes during the last twelve in ntlis may be lotuid by reference to the exhibit C, ap pended. GENKRAI. RKYIEW. Prom a review of the preceding facts and figures it wld be seen thai wnne the past year has not been marked as one oi busiue.ss prosperity, bullJlug en terprise lias not been materially checked, lor uto cost oi'proposed new builum^s aud alterations lor the twelve months eniDraccu in the report as shown Is within abou: $l.ooo,ouo of tne amount expended in lsti.i, while the uuinner of pian? submitted to the department has been larger that. lor the season last mentioned. lu regard to the buildings m the city it is noticea ble that it is almost entirety condued to the upper Wards, but comparatively few caunges taitng piuce lu the lower wauls. The gieaient increase both in new buildings aud alterations is in the 1'wenticlii ward, but at. the rapid rate o. increase as noted in report all the wards m t.ie upper portiou oi the city Hill, in a lew yoais. be entirely built up. When this department was trst hr med, tcu years since, it* jurisdiction did not extend auovo Kifty> second street; it now extends over tne eutiic island, and the lorce required to properly discharge tne duties ol inspection, us assigned, mu?t necessarily be a large one. Tne c.encai lorce nuw employed and required to cot redly record tne routine worn oi the department is luily taxed to keep pace with the demand mace upon it. a demand wnica, as tne city grows, is daily lucreaseJ. In relcreuce to unsa.e buildings, as will be noted, much lias been accompli-lied in rendering theai secure, aud all hough mucn still remains lo be done great progress has been made therein. Attention is called also to the large number of violations or which cognisance has been taken during iho year, but as tue hunts oi ihc an enlarge the uuiies aud responsibilities ot tue Department correspondingly mciease, wm.e as its objects and anus begin to bo understood by the public, less dif liculty is experienced in euiorang tue provisions of the law and regulating the matters under Its con trol. The number of lire escapes attached to buildings during me last twelve mouths, as stated, Is 2,073, making 111 all U.twl since the department was formed. Die attachment ot these safeguards against danger 1 regard as ol special importance aud as aiiecung the public welfare. Tiierciorc, in tins par ticular, every effort is constantly ma .e lo impress upon both inspectors an i owners of properly the uiisol.uo necessity of tuis measure providing for saiety in case ol flic. ?uuriug the year several Instances have occurred (duly reported tiirougu the puulic press) lu which lite wou.d undoubtedly have bceu sacriiiced but lor ihe means ol escape provided. lu regard to noteis, proceedings have been insti tuted to lender tueiii m tie secure iu this respect, uud 1 am happy to stale that, with one exception, an iiie owners and proprietors oi toeee pnaiio ouiiu mgs have expressed tuelr willingness to co-operate w.iu tile department as eoou us tue proper plan can be deieriuined upou which will insuiu safety, on some ol the hotels, it may be auded, operations have alieady commenced. ACCIDENTS. During the year two accidents of note have oc curred. The tlrst of these, winch too a. place June 17, lo7o, was tiie lall ol a bull uug m process of re moval oil the southeast corner of Second avenue and Twcutletn street. Fortunately no lives were losi, and the cause oi the acciucui was, tuai lu Hie Oeiuolitioii of tiie building upon the adjoining pre mises uud immediately adjacent thereto, suulcient care lia.l not been taken to propeiIv protect the walls oi the ouildiug iu process oi removal, which occa sioned the lauing of the corner wail tucrcol against tue budding No. ..M Second avenue, crushing in tue north side wail, doors, portion of iho rooi aim rear wall ol the same, and leavnig tue remaining portion oi the building in an ii.a?cure and unsa.e condition, lm ue i lateiy upou uotiUcaiiou ol uic accioeut 1 pro ceeued lo a id removed all the dangerous portions of the saupj that luul been left slami.ng, ami securcd the building from further acctdcaf. The only other serious acculeui occurring during the past year was tnat which happened ou the lfitu day ol December lust, the >all oi Hale's pianoforte factory, in Tmrty-tiiiu street, near Tenth avenue. The building was lu process oi election, aud by tue disaster four lives were sacritleed. The circum stances attending this sad a Hair are of too recent a dale to need au exieuued relercnce, but it will be remembered tnat, iu the thoioiigh investigation which followed, miring tue progress of which every enort was made by the public press to censure this ueparlnieiii, U was lullj proved lital no blame could i be ultucncd thereto, aud tnm on the evidence of some ol the most ski.led uud experienced ingenuities lu Hie cuy. In my opitiiou greater care should have beeu exercised 011 tue pari ol the coutrac.ors in bracing the bunding. Under the law existing, bow ever, without power except to suggest, 1 was and am powerless to act. 1 am ci the opinion, however, that U the building had been completed be lore the severe gule, uie accideut wouid not have lakcu place, as the material used In me construction was first class, ami 111 ail respects was tue work being prosecuted lu conformity with the provisi us 01 the law, A copy 01 the verdict 01 the coroner's jury, as rcudcrcu in the case, is hereunto appended. V> rdici. 1. Tne death of Ancle Hamilton was caused by the falling ol the building owrncd by Air. llale and built by Mr. Cochran. J. We exonerate the owner and builder lrom all blame, .is said bitildiug was put up according to law and built of the best materials. I 3. The law m our opinion is defective, and we re l commend ine Legislature 10so amend or revise it as 10 make special provisions lor all isolated budd ings. 4. We Ann that tho Building Department have pcrlormeu their duties in tni* matter according 10 la w. several additional accidents of minor Importance have aUo occurred within the period coveted by this report, which, but lor ilie precaution exercised by tnis department, might have been attended with serious results. Oue of than, however, is worthy of special mention; 1 icier to a threatened casualty iu connection with the premises kuowu as Nos. .no and iUo East l weuty-inird street. The circumstances are these:?At midnight, June lu, it7u, 1 was noti fied i>y Captain Cameron, of the Kighlceath police precinct, mat the buildings in question were iu mi unsaie condition, being nable lo lali. and required atieuiiou. 1 proceeded immediately to the ground, uud, upon examination, found tuut the louudatioii wait in the cellar, supporting the party wall dividing the two houses, had mven way, and mat the build ing was, as reported, in a very uusure ami .lun gerous state. iseiore my arrival all the occupants of the premises, embracing some thirty-two lainuics, had been removed, aud were then in the street. Upon further inquiry I learned that the agent, .with out tiling anv notice at the oillce ol the department, had begnn to remove portions 01 the main inunda tion wall for the purpose of making aiieranons therein. Tne proper supports had not been placed lu position, and, as a natural consequence, the enure struct ire was tottering and likely to lull at any moment. "ith the lorce that I could sumnioii the walls were shored up and otuer precautionary measures taken, so that alter the labors ol a night me structure was made secure and the danger averted. I mention tins circumstance lu order to show the importance, wiicii any change is designed in the construction or alierauon of a bunding, that tins department should t e tiolifled of the f?cb lu the proposed new law, leferied to lie-re alicr, a special clause is Inserted providing lor these contingencies, which, aiinougii me measure may bo termed arbitrary, has becu proved by experience to be a'j oiutely necessary as a saicguar.l against danger and lor the proper protection of iiuinaii lite. A CITY SURVKV. In 18fl2. soon a.ter tho formation of the depart ment, 1 instituted a gcneiul survey of the buildings 111 tue city, with ihc iiiieiitnni of so c.iuliiiuiifg it thai a complete record m detail should be ou ille In my odiceior use aud rtierenee. owing, however, to tne limited lorce at my command, au>i Uudlug tnat the woik could not be prosecuted without negiect i.ig more esseuiiitl duties, I discontinued it tint.I a time idiouid come when 1 could be us tired that the labor would be properly pertormed. iiie value of a wint; of tins description cannot na over-estimated, lor in add.tion to informal oil obtained as to the number, character und class oi buildings on the island, during an investigation earned on by coui peient inspectors, all dciucis m con-iructiou can be ascertained, and upou reports oenig icceived the proper remedies can be applied umier the provisions of me law. liciicvmg, tlicrclore. that the jierlod lud arrived wneti a thorough survey 01 tiie city suouhl lie made, and n ut it u,im a neoewity mat tins depaiiment mould be more (u.ty luforined 111 regard to the con struction of ail niiildings prior 10 the pa?iage of the act creating it, In October last I recommenced the wors prciiously discontinued. Suice 1 tits time it liu.1 been carried 011 with diiigeuco and oesputcli, until now, at tue date ol my report, ti,.'i77 buiimngs have been inspected. 'I lie survey is being inane liom the llaUery tiorthcrly, and is pursued syste iii.ilicMily, the bloci-a nang taken separately und aicn building being eunjected to a critical uud thoiotigh examination, wneua record is made ol lis exact condition, with all necessary facts per taining thereto. Upon eacli specidc examination the lollnwing in ormailon is required lo be obtained for record on tne part 01 tne omcurs engaged In the work.?Location or nuildiug, ward and owner, size of lot, size and height oi blinding uud numner 01 stories, tna erial used in coiistrui Hon and 01 iront, uiiiteriul of nsiiliu and 01 cornice: iron shutiers, whether nrovuic ? or not; rools and their description: Hii 'iitous as to flie escapes, trap doors, scuttles and. buikheuds, walls coped or not, Independent or pain; thickness and ucpili of upper wails, xireiigih ot lloors, wl:h Ilie size 01 timbers aud girders; also, whether tloors arc overloaded, width 01 siatii and liah* 111 tenement iiouacs, ?nd number ot families occupying the buildings, method ol healing build ings, aud lue apparatus, geuerai safety, and iiow oci upied, and in a aiimniurv o: the above facts a Kiateiuent as to lite general condition of ihc mil.ding. All those particular* uro required to no eareliilfy noted, ami tticreforo, when iluisaed, the survey will lurnisli aluuU vf luloimatioa wnictt. for rclereaco "5*f ?n,y'or builders but for tiia ptmiic, cannot faff lftu greateoi value. Wlieu completed it will Hn matter 10 coainiue Th? ones ?I toroii^n" ? W bnll"'?K* aw proieclodor old oil ttie ii/l ** ?" ?'??<*1'iclr place rate about one nT?''k 18 br,n* I?r-at ? raptf InspectSdand u b(i"J,"?> ??r ?nou?H t>?iul| possibledespatch or iniL?P5,"Sa fo' *unJ w,to office win allow wulwi Ui "l",lltl(?Hof mf important duties vonuccieu in^th' ?'UCr m?r? IKON BUiLDlNtifl I naveliunlcf mL^H^gVSwuua l*"0"1 ,eur,,0 7Car? couatruction ol buU Ilugs1"ita?^,n J>'jpl,d lo lil? to me right aud proper. Jrua tam!, ? ve 8ucme<l lively used lu buildup I <i?no. i ?" aow M,exu-'" to express my views at tn.a time ?nrei ?tU? ?f, subject, for certainly no brum-1 ,>r !i't.ou to ting lias engaged lu ilio erection o. buddiugs^in^ha ru5 or New lork during the i-iwr iiva , 'no city such rapid progrea* impei.ed ly actual '"f10 menu, us that of mo construction or ir. u w.,^'|U"^ in our modern edlfleea. li e"Hwl ^ery Bty^of arc,,Kurt' in n mi P0,nt 01 atrengiu and liropi oof qualluea in comparison witti oilier materials, nave r?nn?i?5s its adoption a matter of uecess.t".luus uen?2 largely into trio construction 01 almost everv bum? II g now elected, not onlvoi thesewho*e3m? oi ron, but also for tuo<e of bn^k a.'otton ? f, nf? SSSSgSSSSSrS* nrise" aSoerilie'xi Jv m n VK'riiU8e l ?'?in*n?l there has no poll.^^uf,"vtSru,f.i,Ui^,U.er. W,.,cn 1 "? propo^d as iie^emafterm'^f XT-11"11 M gret toailVaClnCthT^<i,ji,,ulon '"an otherwise. I re beams, gird'ersan ll^tt.urUfCU.0U ot lloa 0<illlI?"s, ?HBR onmp IpiSsliil nszaans^ g?~;? r^fis sE#SHS? arawHKK of t i.e^Tewty mven^Cams'or ?iuuels i have'fi pM mmwmM S|fSSa?'?| value of the building, and the owner i L l would have willingly borne the expense of *^>2 beam, which would have iriveu min ? ri?.r^ 3hH would have been done Had not the wain pp? njiilt iltfon if, and it would have required tjo ahor IS! iMSB?ao""' t Jf} romedy r&rthe foivgolug r would recommend* every girder, beam or lintel should oeu-st^Tta a weight by a competent person selected bv thia department, qualified in his experience as to tun strength of materials; that such persm should iriva a certificate as to Its ability to .eMst tho tiansv?.^ Btrain coming thereon, obtained by actual test and that the aaie weight when in iia? B&01beatThe rni2 of onc-foonn the breaking wcl?ht. * ot, i l.n rc?arJ t,J me testiuz of Iron lrirdar* caui^bCofVurrone'U!n'r ,W lorce?" "? SB the observation of life in the ciiy of New yora TUB Vt'ILOJNG LAW ex,8tinff a building" law for a prca? ?: ssjw the^reatist'goo'leto Uie'Ir^elt^st'uuuibel^The d^ ?-"Ms wSHSsSSS winch ensued in reiercnce in ihi ""wi'Mion noted was produciivo ot goo<i for r lo.i y??l,rrenu? of the entire subject^f*^ 'w ng !Mi,1? mTVZ laws regutaung tne same, tho means o bo Viso'i to avi.rt a similar calamity in tiie future whiil practical hints were thrown out ca cninr,. , ?anj teruily improve the building law iu lu ooeratir Having myself loiiR feu the necessity of the oimnffSi proposed 1 prepared an amended bill and nrwUSESf it to the Lemsiaturc at the present Mssioi ft .Si same time urging its passage. ScforeTSmnJV however, It was subnnited to a number oi i ^. m" and'Vfe bflI ias^raimea was endorsed'by^lielu ^w111 ?s^syari??H? :s!?SSSES !SSSSSSSS^? building interests while nrJi1?rIO,e *''uorul|J'">e acciuent is insured allylm 1 r^'l,,li' gainst 0t' aH ^'"?nl!he "ft1'ws!isfu.rr.nsre?t proposed are on I y tlio<e waridiitccl hi 1 ^ceo/the past, and if e.n^d^elufer^v mv^Tr aw ^ are u???JSZI???,ZSSFll ?X,Si?1Sft?1 for UKi-eto attention is "u^V'S? ah of which in renpfctfmi.r iubmlttcd. J A n KM M. MAt'dRFnon. Buporintcndeut oi Uuiiainga. AllREST OK A OANO OF COi;.VTEIlMIrBftfl IN Cllt foknia.?For sumo rime pasi United States Maran.il Morris has Unci Information liiat a gamr or counter feiters wore operating ou this coast, auil kept dill Kent watch lor them. Hiey appeared to apprehend danger, for the; cautiously avoided spreading tbelr bogus currency, at l? nst to anjr noticeable extent, tint the lato certain to overt* ko inua who adopt this railing has at last overtaken them. The gang ha# been broken up and four or the part? arrested at i.os Alleles ity United States Deputy Marshal Duu lap. In thuir possession no found t 1,4 10 in national currency, which appears lroiu u despatch received by Marshal Morris ;o be on tne Kari>iuis and Manu facturers' National Hank of pptivhkcepsie, and ihc City National Hank of t;tlea. There aie nut many counterfeit notes on ilii^e banks in circulation, but they arc very we!l executed ami liable toescap" de icciiou unless closely examined. Iliu lour men were taken oeioro United suites Commissioner bander, of I<os Angeles, and our despatches tills morning statu tout the examination in their cn-o has heen continued until the U"h of June tusiant. 'J'ha plans and operations of these Individuals hnvn been successful/nipped In the bud; ami from iho Vigilance manifested by our dctrcuvo department* one. ations of this or any oilier ill gal character can not j r.?v? long-lived or sue asfui on this coast. ?Han t runanco Alia, June 3?