Newspaper of The New York Herald, September 6, 1850, Page 2

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated September 6, 1850 Page 2
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DOCIMENT. 1EPOET TUB |^^^CHIEF ENGINEER, ! or tm* VEW YORK FIRE DEPARTMENT BOIT EXfKAOftMIAftl STITtLIGITI, flee., flrc., flee. To thk Honorable the Common Coi ncil or the City or New York i The Chief Engineer of the Fire Department respectfully rejforts:?That he has made the usual visits to the different places of deposit for the apiuratus of the department, and examined their condition. The result of the examination is herewith avnutiro, logemt-r wnn me miuuni iriuiun i>i hit names, but-inese, and residence of the members of the detriment. BCIIIDl'LE OF T1IK PIKE DKPAKTMKNT. JZrfut n oj the Engine. Hote. Hook and Ladder and Hydrant Companies? Their Jipparatu i, Plans of Depot it, Condition, 4"t ; together with the Saws and Reiidencet if the Engineers and Fort men. Alfred Carson, Chief Kngineer. 186 Mott street. ASSISTANT ENGINEERS. Michael Kicbell 166 Kldndgq street. John P Labour. 170 Htauton street. Robert McOinnls. 17 Oliver street Thomm Monroe. 283 W ashington street. Clark Vandrrbllt. 87 K.rst Nlreet. James L Miller, 141 Mercer street John A. Crel-er. 434 Hudson street George W Varian. 20th street, near Broadway, 7 " 12# Cherry street emjui'i m. Phfiiip*, ?v!"lh ,trMt ENGINE COMPANIEH. . Ve I, 6H raiiuiS, h?ilt 1827, rebuilt 1843; engine in , good order; length of hose good, 300ft?et; hose ordi- I nary, 100 ft.; total length ot ho?e, 400 St ; complement , ?1 men. 80; present number of men. 24 James M. liyrne, Foreman: residence. Kfghth avenue and I Twenty-seventh street; place of deposit. Forty-eigthth ' street and Kigbth avenue; house indifferent. No 2. 8X calibre; built 184C; ergine in good order; length ot hose good, 460 ft , total length o< hote, 400; j complement of men M present number of men. 39. Samuel T Titus, Foreman. residence 211 Clinten street; I tlace of deposit. No. 21 llenry. n?ar Catharine atr??t; ouse In food ordsr. No 3, calibre; built 1847; engine in good order; 1 ) ength of ho?e good, 400 ft.; total length of hose 400; complement of men, 60; present number of men. 33. j Jobn 0. Dixon, Foreman. reeidence 91 West Broad wry; 1 place ot deposit, No. ? We at Broadway; house to j good order. No 4 ?>, calibre; built 1840; engine in good order; | length of boM good. 4(0 It ; total length of hose. 400; complement of men. 60; present uum4?er of men. 39. j Isaac T Redfitld. Foreman, residence 83 Kleventh street; place of deposit, No. 33 Orcat Jones street; , hcure in good order. No 6. ('<>? calibre; built 1820, rebuilt 1841; engine in | rood order; length *f hose good. 000 ft ; total length j of box. 600. complement ol men. 40; present number of men. 32 Win. C. Lyon. Foreman residence 186 boane street; place of deposit, No. 40 Ann street; house Indlffertnt No 6. 8K calibre; built 1849; engine In good order; I length of hose good. 400 ft ; total length or hose 400; j complement of men. 60; present nuraher of men 46. Wm M Tweed. Foreman residence 31 Rutgers street; place of deposit, (fouverneor street, near llenry; house In good older No. 7,8W calibre; built 1849; engine in good order; 1 length of hose good. 400 ft., total length of hose 400; ! complement of men 60; present number of men. 24. Richard Kelley. Foreman, residence 340 Third avenue; place af deposit. 349 Third avenue; house in good order No 8 8), calibre; built 1846; engine in good order; | length ot hose good, 400 It.; total length of hose. 400; complement of men. AO; present number of men. 48. Wm D. Tuley. Foreman, residence 246 Division street; place of deposit. 91 Ludlow street, house in good , order No. 9. t>>* calibre: engine building; length of hose good. 400 It , total length ot hose. 4o?. complement of men. 60: present number of men 32 Daniel W Talcott, Foreman, residence 2U2 Fourth Street; place of deposit 47 Marion street: house building No. 10. ?H calibre; built 1824 rebuilt 1836; engine in good order; length of bose good, :100 ft ; length of hose ordinary. 100; total length of hose, 400, complement of men, 30; present number of men. 12 George Kimberly. Fi reman resldeuRe Twenty-seventh street 1 and Nlntb avenue, place of deposit. Twenty-seventh *tre?t near Tenth avenue; bouse indifferent No ll.?>? calibre: built 1833 rebailt 1848; engine in good order, length of hose good. 400 ft.; total length orhoee. 400, complement ot men. 30; present number ot men. 17 James Irwin Murray. Foreman, residence 216 Wooster street, place of deposit, Weoster street, near Prince; house in good order No. 12, OS calibre; built 1S24, rebuilt 184S; engine in good order; length of hose good 260 It ; length of b<*e ordinary. 160; total length of hoc*. 400; complament of men. 30; present number of men. '*9. Wm B R<rkwell. Foreman, residence Fiftieth street, near Third avenue, place of deposit. Fiftieth street. Bear Third avenue; house in good order No 1.1. 7 calibre; built I860, enginebnildlng; length of hose good. 400 ft ; total length of hose, 400, compleri st of men. 30, present number of men. 12 John Caulcb Foreman, residence 36 Chatham street; place at deposit. 6 Dusne Mre< t; house In good order. No 14 KM calibre; built 1*47; engine in good order, length ot h?e* good 400 ft.; total length of hose 4o0, complement or men. 60, present number of men. .'18. Augustus J. Tyler Foreman. residence 45 Robinson street; place of deposit, corner of Church and Vesey rftatfa liAtiaa In ne?4ar Mo Id. 8X calibre, built 1(27; engine rebuilding; length of ho#* |ood. 4M4I fl ; total length of bote. 4*>V; ro?pl???iit of men. 30, present number o( ra?*u 27 Mmk Jackson Foreman residence IC6 West Twentieth Street, place of depprit, 166 West r?entieth Street, house la good order No It t oallbr*. built ISM. engine in food ord. r, j length of hose good. 400 It ; total length of ho#e. 400, ' complement of men.60. present nuuit.r ot men .<4. John J Tlndale Korrmtn reside nee W Allen street; place ot deposit. 1W Chrystle street; beu?? Id good ?rd?r. No 20 . H , rail bra. built 1S2J! rebuilt lWO. engine la good order, length of hntr good 400fl.; total length of Eoee 4<v eemplemert ot men 30. present number ot n>i 14 Jainra Donahu Foreman residence T& Warren street, place of depoelt. lit Cedar street, house indifferent No 21, IS calibre; built 1K3, Nbllll lMt; engine in good older, length of hose good, 400 ft , total length of bw 4oo, crmpleinent of iu< a. 30, present number of men. 30 Win Hrji len Foreman. residenfl# 121 Leonard street, plane of depoelt, Anthony (treat. ???t fefBroadaay; hohse In goo J order No 22. 1 calibre, built 1*60; engine la good ordar, Wgth of boae good. 400 It ; total length of hoae. 400. ccD'pi*'on* nf ef men. 60, preaent number ot men 24 .latia J F-orraa. Foreman reeldenc# 130 Leonard street; alace of deposit 30 Chamber* street. rear of City Hall. a*u<e la g?>d order No 24 calibre. built 1M0, engine la good order, length of hi ea good. 4) 0 ft total length of hoae, 4'?>, < mplen.- nt it men. 60. preaeat number of men 2U. Timetby C Weat. foreman, reel lenee 61 Klghth neanae. plaae ot dapualt. 27t West fenntn-itk atreet, feoase iadillart at. No 26 0), calibre, eaglna it Unary, length ot boae good ?U> ft j total letgib af hoee 4<*> complemeat of aia, ?' preeeat number of an-a 20 Th<>maa 0. Itateus fi remaa reside nee Taeaty filth atreet. near lini.d??y. place ofdepoelt Broadway, betweenTaeatyelath and Twentyseventh streets. house la good ordi r No S1?. t'? calibre built 1*24, eagiae rebuilding, *oBipl*ateai of a>a. SO, present anmber of mea. V. Kugeae Ward. Foreman r*eidenj? 6 Leroy ?treet pla-e of depoelt. 14 Amca dt?tt. bouse la i>">4 order No fe.t'i calibre, built 1626. rebuilt Tft-lt, engine 1 ordinary. length of hoae good 4?i It . total Itagih g| ho*a. 4?o, c. mi lemsat of men. 30; preaeat number ot men 12 Thomas Hell Foreman r< eldeaee .Sd Ttreaty. four'L street, place of depoelt. Taeaty second atreet. ear fe?i ad ao aue bouse la good oroer No rtf1, calibre bolit 1*S* r-built M4i eagina la good order, length of hoee good 400 It . tgetal length rt i' if Mi , i.muli a- t>i <>f m**n 30 nreseti number f Kin If. Ja<ob Cobank Forrmto ra*l<l?a<?? lit Imlulk HrrH, J>la<"? Of 4<p?alt 101 llr?t-f ?tr??t b< ?.. Bd llrT.lt >i U * ullbrr built 1*4* la ?"< 1 ">rd?r nt Ikw li < ; ! I?if'fc ?l >0" 40T, 1 >>nl of m b M. pr-a.it i<iiah?r of Th<-n *' Marti* lerratn mMww 4 14 ll?i>*?a ttrM; rl*r? ?f 4rp?*lt t inlatoj.br iliwl. a>>r llulaoa, krw< I* if? r.| erdrr V i ranbt bu't If; rabul 1? .1 ?p*tn>I?ci4''"Im iri>i k 'II. * -J 4i? ft ; trial |?afth *4 hi-a? 4-o r<?|A'ii>*t <f mra 3D nintwr ?4 'Jo Jfhn l.tlMaa. rwiMn r?.olrn.-a Har. t?m | ?i? Thir.1 . < - ? i .1 ?r.- f. Itwl't . wt in * o4 ot.|?r *? t ..litre built IMC. rebuilt 1?4?. ragin* '?t'H ? f n?th of h"?* I' " 4 4 ''1 . t : t?l >iigtl) ?f k<?? 4? <-?Bpl>B'it "i '), M .v return* >'?' r< lltlHtlUl, lli? Blk|4?lo llU'J ko?N lu4lfle*ert v * S 'allbrr built ?p*in? la ,fno4 . r,|?r; MgthTf |i,<> fr.'J twift t?<|l I n?tl Of Kor, 4fO; I m-f > preaent auatnaf of wa M Tfcou.a* f Hi1,J P.r<B.an f'lrtiB'" 3 All atl??t. I la of 4rjv. it. Aaa ?'tni B<ar >a? aa hnia? in (M i rd?f !*o 4<i l? nllbre biillt 1*42 r?knllt Itt 'j ?itli? la nr?xt rtd?r; l?B? b M b'-? gn< 4 4 *> ft ; VTal l?Bf*!l at b???, 4f?o rrn>i>l>ni?ti< .f in?B ?' ?, prnw-at number ef rr?n 44 Warren I'll Ten >'f r?unn reaideara II Nmn; rtf?i (tare ?if 4?f t *t irr.17 ttraat, nr.r '? *raa4?aj. Ii?ih la nrSer b No U eallbra ballt 1*.7 rrballt 1?3S ii.Im 4 ror.arj l?i rh ' 4 I' t?UI l?? ihof * b*"' 4M): fpirplfa.it of mrn W Wo return*, plica | ?f 4*|>ealt. Miahaiiiatlll*; km" la fmt or4?r , No 44 IX ralibn. -nnr bu<i4lii,( Irigth of hoao " -*1" ft uul ,rrfll?of kite 4W>, mpl. -ot of ?. >or TlwImWnI: ?>? of trpMlt. a rtraat. a?at Lr?tf. boa?? b?H41rj >?- U ?W r alitor*. t>e?tt 1MT aaf?a? 'n **?? "Mar; < w?(ih af **>.? enrol. I?0 A t?Wal Watrth f h?w? 4*0: c ?? pi.r-.nt of n-n ;? ar ~nt aiu?l>ar t ? u 2? k ftti. >n PHI r t.?o r< u<" TB'H *?'rx) aa4 t ?I?M J ?ttt> ?>< J?r ?U TWnl a???ua a?4 0 *?rb?? flttf, Yorktlll'. koux la C<x>4 ntiUt \o * f , "%l?Vtf#; built lMt f?bn;JJIn|i f |a*ftii of N.r f~4 Urfat I.?5*fc ?f ?<? . *?' a # ?(.? ! out of m?? a* yntxt >iaik?r ! m?n H fc J?*?ph VrHU^I. i < r*ai?a .WJ lath a ??? ( .V >! ?f T*'"-' ' r(t> < ?? # " *? ?' a* ? la g?4 w4*r He II I , aa?ilr?; knill l?tA ftaillltll ?rfV? k '? tfi'1 ??<ta rf h<*? j??4 4f0 ff i?n(th 1? a* fcrw? tm fir?I?ai'n' ' ai-n >, gaaiwr , ft ?> it ]f H*a*j f )?r>aa>, r*?Mw-f J 29th atraat, mar Fourth iltnut; place of depoalt. p? Mth (treat and Third avenue, Harlem; houae in food di rder HOSE COMPANIES. 10 No 1, built 1847. I*built I860, in pood order. length 18 >1 hoae good. boo feet, length o( boao ordinary. 300; F< otal length of boaa KM; complement of iuen, 26: pJ pieaent uumber ot man, IT Charles Aikiuan. Cora- 1* man, raridanoa 29 Rutgers atr> et; place ol dep<plt, 188 Madlaon atreet bouae in good order 4( Mo 2. built 1846; ordinary, leo-th of hoae .rood b 900 ft ; length of hoae ordinary. 100; total length of n hoae 1,Ot 0; complement of wiun,26. preaent number a' of mm, 6. Michael J NadJy, Foremen, reaidence 329 p Pearl etreet, place of dapo?it,.6 l>uane (treat; houae a in good order No 3. built 18-19; in ^oud order; length ot hoae b good, 800 ft length ol hoae ordinary. 200; total length 1< of bore, 1 000; complement 41 men. 26; present num- n ber of iiei, 27. Moaea 0 Alleu. 1'nrrnun reaideuce d 143 Kldrldua atreet; place of dipoaiI. 202 Centre (treat, fi bouaa temporary? lease expiied. ti No 4. built 1819. in good order; length of hoaa pood, (00. length of hoae ordinary 100; total length of hoae, h 1.000; complement of men. 26; preaent number of man, 1< 25. Joseph Uucbmau. Foreman, residence 127 Ridge e (treat; place of depoait. corner of Attorney and Da- d lancy streote; bou.e in good order a No. 6. built 1847; in good order: Ungth of hoae gor.d, 600 ft ; length ot hoae ordinary.400; total length 4 of hoae. 1.000; complement of man. 26: preaent nutn- 1 ber ot men, 20 Heury L Butler. Foreman, residence 1 8 Urand street; place of deposit. liircer street. Fire- F men'a Hall: houae in good order I No. f. built 1848.rebuilt I860; lugood order; length fi of hoae pood. 1,000 ft total length of hof?, 1.000: complement of men. 25; preaent number of men, 26 Cbarlea L Kent. F'oreman. reaidence 46 Kcammel y atreet place of drpoait, 23 Gouverneur street; houae y in good order _ p No 7 built 1860; in good order; length of ho(e 0 good. 1,000 ft , total length ol hoae, 1 000; complement of man. 26: preaent number of men, 17. Eli A llorton, c Fori.man. residence 118 Third avenue; place of <1?- V pocit Kiist Thirteenth strest, near Fourth ateaue; house id good order. 1 No tt. built 1846, rebuilt 1849; in good order; length 8 of hose good. 900 ft.; length ol hose ordinary, 100; total length of hose, 1,100; complement of men.'JS; prefect number ol men, 10 Joseph Hlack. Foreman, residence 12 College 1'lace; place ol depoiit, 74 Cedar ?>nue in good order. ' "ood ord?r; length Of host No ?, built 184V; ? 400; total lenirth good 000 ft ; length of h?fe ordinal j, - , of ho?e, 1.000; complement of men. 25; pr#ieu? . ' * ber of men. 14 JobnW Garaide. roreman. residence 402 Broome street; place of deposit. 174 Mulberry itreet; house in good order. No 10. built 1K4*; in good order; length Of hose . 0"d. 1 (00 ft ; total length of hose, 1,000; complement of men .25; present number of men. 20. Win. 11. Harrison, Foreman residence 16 Bayard street; place of deposit. Dover ftreet. n' ar Pearl; house ill good order. No 11. built 1840; in good order; lenKth of hose |Ood. 760 ft ; length ol hose ordinary 100; total length nf bote. 860; comiilemt nt of men. io; present number ot men, 23 Jacob Varian, Foremen.residence 8 l.nroy street; pla<-e of deposit. Aooi street, near Sixth avenue; house in good order. No 12. built 1S49; in good order; length of hose t;ood 7SO It ; length of hose ordinary. 260; total length of hoje, 1.900; complement of men. 26; present number e( men. 23 Wm. P Daniels, Foremen, residence 382 llltecker street: place of deposit,61 lloratlo street; house in good order. No.-13, built 1846; ordinary; length of hos? ^ood. 000 ft ; length of hose ordinary 209; total length of hose, 8C9; complement of men, 18; present number of men. 16. Andrew J. Martin. Foreman, residence 31 Broome street, place of deposit, Manila street, near Delanty bouse in (?ood order. No. 14. built 1846. rebuilding: length of hose irood, 500 ft ; length of hose ordinary. 300; total length of hose. 800; complement of men. 26, present number of men. 21 Ilenry H. Howard. Frreman. residence 83 Henry street: place of deposit, 49 Chrystie street; No. 16. built 184T. rebuilt 1860; Id good order: length t ot bone jooj. MO It., leDgth of hose ordinary. 5o0; j total ltDfcth of boee. 1.000. complement of men. 25; present numbt r of men. 13. John P llopklns. Fore- 0 man. residence 47 Orchard street; place ot depoait. 1 j Kldrid^e street bear IHtIrion, house Id i_-ood order. No 10 built 1S49. in i;ood order; length of bote -ood HO ft.; length of ho?e ordinary 200, total length of hose, 1,000. complement ot men. 25; present number of men. 'JO Nathaniel J. Lockwood, Foreman, ' residence 160 ItiTin^rton street; place of deposit, junc- ( tion ot Houston and First street, house in good order ' No IT built 1848. in .rood order, length of hoae f good. 1.000 ft ; total length af hose. 1 000. complement t of men. 25; present number ot men. 16. John UcMa- i hon. Foreman, residenoe 78 Fifth street; place of de- \ posit, 40 Fifth street bouse in good order. r No. 18. built I860. In good order, length ot hose Kood. 700 ft.; length of boee ordinary. 300: total length ' Dfboae. 1010. complement of men, 25, pr sent num. 1 Ur of men, IS Hdward C Murphy. Foeeman. rail- 1 dence t>6 Ureenwicb street: place of deposit. 88 Bearer l< ktreet, house In good order. * No 19. built 1 Hii8. rebuilt 1843; orjlnary. length of 0 hose ordinary, 410 ft , total length of hosa. 400. com- f, plemeut ot Bien, 18. present number of men, 11 H'ni (] J* Wood Foreman residence 196 Mott street: place of deposit 3 Kltiabeth street, house temporary. No. 20, built 1849. in geod order, length of hose good (in) tt ; length of hose ordinary, 100. total c length of bose. 1 000, complement of men. 25. present & number ot men 14 J. <>rosvenor Abbe. Foreman f residence 43 John itreet, place ot deposit. Ann street, n near Nassau, bouse in ?-ood order f No 21. built 1H49; lu good order length of hone g?H><i 1 ooO tt . total length ot ho: e. 1 Ooo complement ^ of men 25. preseut numlxr ot mej. 20 John I) Mooie I or? uian. retident e 2( 9 I)uane street; place of deposit. Duane Perk bouse building No. 22, built 11)49. in good order; length of hose [ k.ood 800 ft : length of hose ordinary. 200; total length r of bose 1 otiO; complement ot men 25; pr< sent num- I b? r of men. 19 tleor^e II Clark Foremaj re ldence | 7b Kldiid|.e street place of deposit. 101 llesur street. a bouse Indifferent | No 23. built 1849; In cood order, length of hoee .ood. 900 ft length ot hose ordinary. 100: tetal length j OI r lift" I 11 u complement "l ill- n ?' f" """ "I , ?l Dm. 11. John 11. t andcrblll. Foreman. rarldmea 1 l:)0 Harrow treet. pltrr ot depoMt. Iloratlo atrcct. C nrar Miitb irrnur; Doute In _ood order ll No 21. built 1&3.V rebuilt 1*15, ordinitry; l-n^tti of a hot* good 700 It : Icimtb of ho?c ordina-y< 100 total Ifiirli of bow. MXi; cfinplimi'Dt of men. IS; p.?-??nt c nimibrr ol men 16 -latin riant. Foreman, raaidmoe Q J33 fprlrg atrctt. place of drpoalt. 31.*> ?prln^ tlreet . b< Oif In good ard^r No 2ft, built 1MT, ordinary; length of b.iao good. 8 I 0U> fi , total length ' ( b ?e. 1 t*JU complement of * mm 26 pret. at number of hm n 2ft Jaa IIKIdabok. c Kori man. rmidmea 20 Urcma place of ?l Miib uy Hrrat, near H road way; houn? la irood order d No 2?> built 1S4& In Eo?Ki ord?r. length of hoaa (| ,-ot.d. Hi? ft . larrth of ho?a ordinary "IK), totil length ? nfboff 1 AU>. complement of mm M pwml num- . b?r of nun 16. Ja? II Wllhin?on, F<*em?n. realdence 22V Madl?c ttr? fl place of drpoalt. 106 Monro* I treet hou?i In good ord?r. No 27, built 1 (>40. In pood crdar; len ?h of hoaa 1 g< l.voii it length of bona ordinary. 100 I tal lanfth li of lio??. 1 (MO complement of mm. lb prv?ent num- I l?r of man 22 Charity Hanta. Fort-man residence I'D | Hiilnlrriit; place of dapoilt 100 Kande atreat, hcuna in food ovdor No 2* built 1144. rebuilt I147; In nood order length o'b??e good. 1 OHi It ; total length of boae. 1.000; comtlenient of mm 25 pretent number of ram 90 Al- c rrt J I'elatonr. Foreman rtaldenca 10 City Hall I'lare place of depoalt. 32 Ch-tinbora atraet; house In tl gocd order No 89. built 1*41. rebuilt 1*44. ordinary: length of a bote good MIL li mth af boee ordinary. Sou. total , length of bora. eomplemaDt of man. IN; present number of inen. IV Thcmaa fUrk. Foreman, real- i dii c e lli t.m itr'et. place ol depoalt 77 WllWt * tract houac in good order No > l.iiiit 1M"1 In . ood order. length of hoaa w > o, d i ftn ft '?rkth o| boae ntdtnary 1M. total |eu?ib <1 ot bi te IMV; ci-tnpli incut of men. 2A. preeent uum 1? r 11 men II. Kdward fc?ler For-man residence 2'Jl ? Kkbth a?ettue jlarc of d*po?it, Twenty tercnih L tint t'.w n N in li and li nth aieuui box ibdlllitent u N . tul't ]$4*; CfdlrotfJ length of b"?a good. Mrti It length of boaa ordluaty. M total length ot I t i c < t( i, piemmt of m-n H present numb' r * : inn at id Cnjir Foremen ri?l(l??? 71 11 F. ? ?tre?tj place of d< r it. ft W alnut ?tr?el bona* * ll> (Old ordir K .No _ li .lt Ml*-: lo "d order length of bote a| ,'<4 If i ft trial lepgtli at h<>"\ 1 000, i omplament it io n ? pr--m' numlxr ot men Is (led \. ,| JatiaUb. I > renit refiileirt K ftaitaa itreet, pla. a ol !> f -It 6 Tblrd ?treet. brute la good order , > it t li ir' 1 ordi-i. l-n;'l. "! h.-a " good IlOlt : length ot hr-aa ordlmary KXi total langth | J" i>f hi??, l l* f mpi' 'mi rn or a-?n w pf > p^H I mmi. H?r i.f mm .1 J?i I" CnUirot# CartBin.r?tiW? ll I7? F'rln. . |>ia>? of <]>potlt 1|.; rfulltvan ?t; 11 b u?? Udlrtmnl f, No liuilt IF.'O in >.o?4 oriVT; Irn.th of ho* ko?4. f?o ft; l?iiih ! ho#* or<lin*?j 4?K> toM . ki|lkofk?N,ttM rnmpiva<nt of bi'd I); | r??? nt ' nanbrfoir n It. W?-l?j l?oilth Fur-mmi f o "J I' I' |iltr? dl drpifll trith Ittrrl Hti I'r; " t)o?h hcuM In n"> 4 1 td?r So. M. bnUt I*:/) la $oo4 nr<l?r l?a*th ot ho? n m <] ??'< !l |m. tk of k'-.? i rllnirj < < ?? l-n ?h H flinM. lut, C?ft|>|rmrll I>f aim. 2-V nu n??r ol ?' 14 lla(h Carry. Ntvnm. f M?r lea 11 'lath ivrtiw plac* of 4>-pwH. 197 M*tc?r ,j, tc??? lailtflV r?n? No Trt. brUt 1S4> la <or4 orlrr t?ak?l? of hnaa J * 4. 1 COt) ft tola! I' ? . 'h ol h"?? I W? romp|?tn?nt ' ' n,?n pM?>?t atibtT of mm * ?'? It 'N rtnur ?'?r?m?n tMldoie* l#f *?<!> * ?tra?t plac* ' I rf.poit l?u v.^Kn h< n?? to v'""4 or4?r ? > 37 hwtlt lM*. tn ...J tir4-? l?n<h of h > * I) ' o4. .'LD it . l> n*tk ol hi <r?iaaiy '4*0. to'al l?ok'b 1, 4 k?M, l.lti. ef Dirl?a<*at nt aim '& pr-??nt num. ( ?t of aan IT Tokta* U*l??rf. rorrWan. r-?l?lmr? ,, ita?4?ay a?ar Tomli rtmfh pU<-? ot 4?- .> Mil Bti a4aay. tiaar Taent yw tmlh ?tr~?t h a?a . a it o4 oi4?r Jk? hwlMlM; Imitk of hoaa rooA *? ft total * 'tiih a( Iwif. M eeaipl?ai?at of mm. ii'?; pr*?mi t? . f ? n JV W m J l.lpplacott I thmii r?|. |h ia'? l?" )'< auk Mrorl, pl?r? of 4opo#lt t.'?3 A?ny nl U??t k?-a?? i? ^o?4 otdrr hi N? St. Hwtlt 1?4#; la io*4 or4?r, loo*'* of kaaa h < 4 ?? 0 It , l? 01 th <>f h' ?? onllnar) 400 total tractk ? II,... |||< VB| >n>n ? r' - ? ,, ? of m.n 'l..??ph 0 Davit- , Kir-min r??l ?Be? i4 |<Ue* of d*poatt Tblr4 | tiinf i?rT*iiit) bo?-? In ? ?>< or4rr v bi ll INT; 111 <! orl?r. lot lb at h'?? '' r*>4 tjtra It ; l?l*l l#a?th <4 & #?. I '"TO; rompt?ai?>at i " f J*. pi<B?ai nauibsr of m?n. ii Mi.U K?r.m?n. r ?l4?BC 47 kri)fnr4 itrwt, jt?<? ?<f ri ' It. tutu* ilrxl. n??r l??dhr?l kouM in .?o4 Tfl'T ,f Si< 41. kollt 1*40, la *r?4l ?r*rr; l???r?h of hft+ f < 4 ????i ft ; Ira.lb v' h< ? ?.r* ??ry ?*> lc??t I ri>i .b i f hr ?. I Mil; (infUaral ?f a.-a. a." |>rc*?tit nun- * ' M Joka C OtlTrr. rnt?B?-\a. r?l4*?.? I* '9 (rvUttCi |>l*r? r4 ?7 Wa'to Mi ff??tj boo la ?n?4 ?r?l?r I Na 41 b?tit IM-. rebuilt 1*4., W?*tb if ji. IM|o*4 H II . I??'ih rf h ? ' rtfta** 4W tnt?| i rf th rf k< ?. *0* ?< mj )?ia?a'. if m?n J? prx'nf ,f !.?,? ? ..fm.B I#. l?ri *. T r-aian . ??r'j Mk cmt tl4 DIM MWV t ?' I f) It, Thirty fifth (trMtaidTntklTfiu; houae inOerent? tempoiary. No. *3, built IMS; ordinary; length of boM good, 0 ft ; total length of ho*?. 500; complement of men, ; fitmt number of men. 9. John De Witt Jon**, irrDitn. residence 1284 tract, near Third avenue; Mf o? depoait Wlet *tn*t, cor Third aTenue Uar i bout* in /ood order. No. 44. built 1846; ecdlnary length of hose KOod, ? ft ; length of hoc* ordinary. 400; total length of a*. 800; complement of nan, 18, present number of itn, 10. Leonard If yam. Foreman, residence Seventh tenue. between Thirty-first and Thirty-second streets; lace of deposit. Thirty-firit street, naar Beyenth vacua; houaa In good ordar. Xo. 4&. built 1841, rebuilt 1844; ordinary; lentrth of ose good, 260 ft.; kngth of ho*a ordinary, ISO; total nfrth of boM. 400; complement of man, 18; preeent u in bar of ao*?. 18. John M. Manolt. foreman. re*lence 466 Third avenue; place of deposit, Thlrtyjurth atreet, near Third avenue; house indifferent? inipmry. No. 46, built 1838. rebuilt 1845; ordinary; length of io*e poaU 660 ft ; length of boee ordinary. 150; total snRth of hoia, 800; complement ot man, 18; pre tent lumber men. 11. Andrew MoNicol, foreman, re*lanra 246 William atraat; place ef deposit, 88 Naaaau trxt-t hnnaa in / ( iliil' No 47. built ?846; ordinary; length of ho*e good, do ft ; total lergth of hone. -fOO; complement ot inn, 8; present number ot men. 14 Kobt H. Johnson, or mi an reaidence 64 Avenue C; place of depoait, llth stieet. near Avenue 0; house temporary Total bone food. 46.MX) feet; total nose ordinary, '.MO Iret?total hose, 66,160 feet. HOOK AM> I.AIU'F.U COMPANIES. No. 1, built 1848; in good order; ladderi, 5; hooka, ; complement of men. 30, present number of men. 0. Wm K Bore, Foreman, residence 33 Mott itreet; laee of depoait, 34 Chamber* street; house in food rder. No. it, built 1846; ordinary; ladder*. 6; hooka, 6; ompWment of men. SO; no raturna, place of deposit, leaver atreet; house in good order. No. 3, built 1847; in pood order; ladder*. 5; hooka, 6; rxmpltment of men, 30; present number of men. 0. Harrison He d field Foreman, reaidence 133 Wavery place of deposit. IS. Amity street; home in ood order. No. 4, built 1849; in good order; ladder*. 5; book*, ; complement ot m . 20; J. ?*, numoer or" m.Z, 6. l'eter N. Cornell. Foreman, residence 128 Division ?r'*t; place of dep.sit. 20 Kldrldge atreet; house la ood CTiaT. No. 6. built 48; in good order; ladders, 5; hooka. ; complement of men. ?0; present number of men, 3. W m B. Lacoor. Foreman, reaidence 340 First venue; place ot deposit. <ii Ludlow atreet, house in ood order. No, B, built 1*38 rebuilt 1646: rebuilding. ooka. T; complement of men. 30; present ? tuber of aen. 13. John Creighton. Foreman, residence 93 Ir^imersley atreet; place of depottt. Mercer atreet, 'Iremen'a Hall, bouse .n good order. No. 7. built 1537; in good order; laddera. 6; hooka, ; complement of men. 30; present number ot man. . James R. Payne. Foreman, residence 124th atreet, iear Third avenue; place of deposit, at Harlem; house n good order. No. 8. built 1844. rebuilt 1848; ordinary; ladders, 6; ieoks. 7; complement of men, 30; preaent number of aen, 24. Samuel Garrison. Foreman, residence Fertyixth street and Tenth avenue; place of deposit, cor. Eighth avenue and Forty-eighth street; house in ood order. No. 10, built 1839; in good 'rder; ladders, 5; hooka, ; complement of men. 90; present number of men. 9 Joseph Geery Foreman, reaidence Klghty-slxth treat, between Plxth and Seventh avenues; place of lenoeit. Yorkvllle: boute in good order. t< tal number of ladders, 45; total iumb?r of books, 4. HYDRANT COM1AN1K8. No. 1, cctui Innent of miD, 10; present number of aro. 10 Aliri d II. Wtbuter Foreman, residence 116 <eonard street No 2. complement of men. 10; present number of lien. 9. .lobn 3 llvlebtr. Foreman. residence 301 Iroome street. No. S, complement of men. 10; present ncaber >f men 10 William Neilson. Foreman, residence 18 tedford street. Total number of men at presect, 1.S98. By a reference to the above schedules, it will I* >erceived thai there are twenty-five engines in iood order, three in < rdinnry condition, and six uilding. Four of those building were contracted or with Abraham Van New, "and were to be inifhed last year, which were reported as building n the annual report of August 1st, 1&49: but, by he extraordinary delay of the contractor, they have lot been completed. Thirty-two hose carriages are n good order, thirtet n indifferent, and two buiidng. Six hook and ladder trucks are in good order, wo indifferent, and one building, witn forty-five udders and seventy-four hooks. Forty-five thouand and three hundred feet of hose is in good rder, and nine thousand six hundred and fifty et of hose is in ordinary condition, making in all tty-five thousand nine hundred and fiftyfeet of ose. There are in the department thirty-four engine ont|*nies, forty-seven hose companies, nine hook M ladder MMfUltl, and three hydrant comsnies. The present number of men in the depart) !.! is one thousand eight hundred and ninetyight. l'uring the year ending August I, 1H50, there ia\e bten two hundred and eighty-nine lirea, by i Inch ihi- 1< at or damage to building*, amounts to o liundted and seventy-eight thousand seven lundred and twenty-five dollars, including |14,000 iy li e explosion in Hague street; and in stock, urnitute, Ac, to one million sixteen thousand htee hundred and sixty-eight dollars, including 7u.'Mi by the explosion in Hngue street. There isveaNo I* en one hundred and ninety-two alarms, onie of which were occasioned by bonfires, burning of chimnits, bursting of |>irit gu lamps, Arc.; >ut a large majority for which no direct cause ould be ascertained. Tfus is a flight decrease of ires ftoin that of last year, and an increase of lsrms. The telegraphic wires, which I confidently antiipati <1 in my last rejiort would lie put in immediate I* ration, and tfius check the large number of il?e nlktri.s, as well a? facilitate the means of laim, in cases of actual fire, have not been put in rorking order, although the po*ts have beenerectd, and the line of wire extending to the various tations, for some two year*. Having full confience in the good elects to result therefrom, cou 14 lie contractor be induced to finish his woik, I rould respectfully urge such action as shall gi\e he departmtnt the benefit of them as soon as ossihle. I ttusl that the impropriety of appointing the bell ingrrs hom the police force, thi ir gross neglect of uty, snd tk' ir utter irresponsibility to the Chief lUiiin cr, h ill receive tlin! ? .r. till consideration lotn your hnnorsble body which the profound imniisi.ee of the subject seems to require. I will llustiate toti.e of the |>ernicious effects of the pret nt alarm system, by the following dialogue, reently held between myself snd three firemen, who all* d upon me with their complaints, at different lines:? Fir s/ Fin man?"Mr Car?on, why is not the laid) ol tire in the t< utth district promptly given, rh'n there t? a fire iu the diMrict?' Stnmii Ftrinia*?" Mr. Canon, why did the f ik im n ifinmri wi? gnr inr ttiurm, iipi nigw, L?r the i-econd diatrict, when the (ire wai in ihe ixih diatrict1 Thin c?rrl>?.nfn givra u? infinite ttniMf. I'nn't you rrm?dy thretilV* Jhik/ Fniman?" Mr Cart-on, our alarm bell nve kvi rnl tiiInr lnrmnof hre, U?t night, which ?| t ua running over the district, with our engine, >r a long time. m pursuit?f lire. IVing utterly renin d out, at la?t we return'd home, put up the rjiine, mid went to bfd. But, in the morning, nth much aurpriar and regr?t, ?r learned that 1??rr hed l#? b a fire that b?rau ita ravafea after r had laat returned, *n<l for winch no al.>rm waa imudrd at our hell tower. Now, *ir, I would re* [wctfully inquire if our hell hafrn were green, or lupid, or aaleeo, or drui k, orcia/.y.or abaent from if ti w?r, on tnic occaeion, and t>thrr aimilar oci?n iiii, a hm thr pimr drliii uepcy occur*? Or 0 they thu* wantonly trifle w uh n?, and the prorrty of Mr dtiunul It ia extrru.rly hard for ua rt men to l?-ihlUd up an oftru from our b-da hr ir i?lse alaima created at the towrra, and hard, ideed. afur brine h?nh?gg?d all niflht by the ilea alaui.a of the bell rum? r*, to bo to bed at i?r, and awake in the ntnriiiug and hod tha' a fire art occum d. of which wr knew nothing, in con' juence of the failure of the bell ringer* to ao>ind h alarm wh?n there w*? ?ctually a fire." To theae acnou* complainia, w hich are a a|<eci* <en ol Ihorr daily made to me, ] rep>d, in *ub* ante, an follow a:? "Mr. Fireman: I have no more control over je b?ll run" r? than you have, they beiaj Mailed by the Mayor from the police force: lid copr?<|Uriitly, are n< t rrfj-t iitiHr to th<" h'ad | f the Fire LVpartmenf for their condm-t in the illtowrr?,U in generally HW? j. The rtila f winch you ccnitilain, chiefly ari.?e from the 'ant of faithful ard t*peri? nerd men permanent* 1 lo? at? d at the towrr?, w ho could made to el that they wrere directly reaponaible to the lltrf Kr||ilie?r, an officer who I* Mippo e(| to ; nderatai d 'he dutiea of the hellringera better ; an th?* Mayor or f'hkf of I'olire, who at present i a\e aupreme control of the tower* -i?n officer j hi ae deep rrapon* ibtiity, and pride, and position, on Id vary naturally atimnlme It m to aatch th" I r II tii>k? ia n ore cicely than the Mayor and < 'hief | I rolu-e, ard hold them to a more rigid acconnta* Ilill?Wtrtirir who ia at preeent very nnniatly t M accountable for th? ir misconduct bv the

hole city, bnl who would not cowardly brink imrrih re?|<'nribiMty, if he were legally em>w? n il to n:?fce the bell ringer* do th?ir duty, and i Mf that ih?y did not atrep at the ir i*wt?. in uft*r t aatr <>l hiaautlit fity, ahtn the city ia wrapprd t fUir.r*. " hud u n rhanfea, rrmcvO*, protracted vacani >. er.d the d'tail ol' miapiihle and ine*i?rienced ?lir?n??f. c? ntiiroMly truirlrf m the W?ll towrr*, 1 m!it? h ) ?ln??? nttrri* ipnoMitt, and even I kirw hil tl>?* < ftur? at ll*r (Mrrn, in thi* re.id, f r?hW i>? I i?niedy the evil; hr.ui?*, 1 trat, I L*v* uo |??w?-r whatrvr o?rr the t??II- i ifrff, who ?e r?n .wiblf fai 'krircm- i hi ?*itb??t ?ed m the t(.w*r*, to tli* laftflwuiw The Ihief t.f Polio* mhiM r*?-tll I rry hell nM*.* I*"1 'fc* ?"?*? , at an/ mom??t, h* cfcepe, at fc?" !>" frfirn told nie. In >?rt, ' ??tr?r inc?"l?lf may ihrt* i? no Itw j r *Mt *? tw I'M tbf't' ft* MIrrm 'h* I police force, or from any other aource. There was a law some years since, authorizing the Mayor to detail thrra from the policemen, which La* been long repealed. 1 informed his honor, the Mayor, long since, that the law was repealed, who, however, Mill continues to detail them from the police, in tke absence of legal authority. M 1 have oflea sent complaining firemen to the Chief of Police, for an abolition or the evils existing at the towers, who would send them back to me for a redress of grievances, whereupon 1 would send them to the Mayor, who would either send them back to me, or to the Chief of Police, who would send them to me again, the Chief of Police and Mayor both contending that I was the |>ro|>ei person to consult about matters connected with the Fire Department, while both knew that they could relieve the complaining firemen, and that 1 could not, inasmuch as they had control of the police ball ringers, against whom the complaints were made. " When a policeman's term expires, who is a bell ringer at the time, he leaves the tower without giving information to the Mayor, or to the Chief of Police, or to myself, respecting the vacancy at the tower. True, the Alderman of hu ward tills his vacancy as a policeman, but his Cap tain takes especial care to keep the nsw policemar on his legitimate duty, if tne whole city be ic flames, until he is compelled to surrender him K the tower by an order from the Mayor. A few weeks since, there was a vacancy in the Union Market bell tower for more thin a week, arising from the expired term of a police bell ringer namec George Itaroche, of the Eighth ward nolice. ] heard of the vacancy in abeut a week af.er it oc curred, and immediately infoiwed the Mayor which was the first news he had received on th? subject. " If a police captain wants a policeman. wha ii a bell ringer, for legitimate duty, or the policemai desires to leave tbe tower, the captain goea to thi Mayor and requests that th? police bell ringer ma] return to the ward for duty, which the Mayor ge nerally permits. Presently a raw police recrui ~^Ues his appearance in the bell tower, to dia charge otte l>f <he most retwonsibJe trus^ ??to cjty. Sometime since, the Alderman of the ward, Mr. Morgana, recommended a sailor police man lor the Kaaex Market Tower, in the Tpnti ward, and tbe Mayor detailed the sail-- tnr .mnortant dutv. at ?h- * 'J- ', tor Ulli ucrmau s urgent request although the sailor had recently returned from i long voyage, and had never been in a bell towe before. The sailor was soon superseded; and thus in turn, the charges at the towers go on, of which as in this case, 1 reiieat 1 often know nothing a the time, and for whose disastrous results, 1 alsi repeat, I am held responsible throughout the cit; ?changes that not only most shamefully jeopardizi properly worth millions of dollars, but cause th firemen much unnecessary labor, through fait* alarms at the towera, and often lulling a whole dis trict into a falae security by striking the bell wrong, and by giving no alarm when fire actual!: exists. " The vacancies that continually occur at th< towers, render it imi>oB8ible for the remaining bel ringers to perform their duty so faithfully (for wan of more rej>ose.) as they could, if the towers wen supplied with efficient men as soon as the vacan cies occur. When I accidentally learn of a vacan cy at a tower, I at once recommend a good man t< the Mayor, who sometimes confirms, and some times rejecta him. For instance, quite recently, i bell ringer came to me, and said that hia polici teim would soon expire, and that he had rdthe perve the residue of his term as a policeman, in thi Tenth ward, than to serve longer as a bell ringer To ensure a good man as his successor, by his es pecial request I went to the Mayor, and proposei an experienced police bell ringer in his stead, t< whose confirmation [the Mayor readily assented But while the bell ringer was waiting to be reliev ed by his successor, and before the Mayor ha< sent his order, authorizing the new bell ringer t< tike his place at the tower, the Alderman of thi Tenth ward, Mr Hawes, came to me and said ' Mr. ("arson, whv have vou recommended a po lice man to fill a' vacancy in the Essex Mark? tower, in the Tenth ward? I saw the Mayor, am have had the policeman you recommended ?e aside. 1 know a policeman who I intend shall tx a bell rinper in the Kawx Market tower.' Com ment would be superfluous. "Now, Mr. Fireman, I hope you are satisfiei that I cannot relieve you from the evils of whicl you so justly complain. I have related these fact to you in a spirit of no unkindness to any one, bu simply to expose the monstrous evils connectei with the present bell ringing system?a system, rwpe*t> 'hat has not even the sanction of law, then lieing not a solitary syllab'e in our municipa statutes respecting the regulation of the bell ringer at the towers. "Hie lioatd of Assistant Aldermen listening to my counsel.-, and having the welfare o the Fire I tepartment, and the safety of our habita lions and warehouses at heart, last year ver w isely passed precisely such a law on this subjec as I desired of them, which was, moat unfortu nstely, lost in the lloard of Aldermen, fur reason l>e?t known to themselves ; having betn most is veterately and most violently opposed by Aldemia llawes, of the Tenth Hard, whose support coul have sav?d it." There is another evil that seriously conflicts wit a salutary administration of my department. I a lude to numerous compliant! made to me of th delay in the repair of the engine and hose housei u lu??if inaratua 1 visit In rrnair u ithmi burg interrogated somewhat thus:?" Mr. Carson can't you tellus where we can find the JSaj^riii dent of ihr Public Buildings, whom ?f seldor mpI. at his place of business, without being tol by hi* clerk that he is oil somewhere, attending t hiH prosing businesscalls over the city; our en sii^e hoiifcp has reauired indispensable repairs for i lorg tune, the lock*, hinges, dtc., being utterly ou of ripair, which enables bid boys and bid men ti pntpr with impunity, and do immense injur to our apparatus, and to the engine hou* itself When the Chief Kngineer formerly ha< the charge of the repara both of our engine houw aid apparatus, we found no delay, who used ti r> |?ir both house and a|>paratus at the same time and whose repairs gave brttersatisfdctioBthan thos< of the Superintndent of Public Buildings, who from his ignorance of, mid utter disconnection witl our detriment, dors not understand, nor take ilia interest in the rrpair of ourenginp houses that ih Chi< f I ngiueer did. Moreovrr, wp liavr converse with many brother liremen. who are ol the opinio! thnt lit* chitf reason why tne Mupcrlnteadrnt of th Public Buildings so long and so often neglects u is, that he is gt nerally nupposed to have more l>usi ?-m than hp can p'<A?ibly uttpnd to faithfully, an< alio, with all the delay and imperfpction of his re Lairs, that the exprnsp of repairing our engine ouses is much irrater than while they were tin d?r the chargr of the Chief Kngineer. We, thpre foie, do mrit sincerely hope, although it may ?ppn sompwhat indelicate <>n y our part, that you will, fo the con mci. good of the Kir* l>ei>artnieQt, (looking to )on rIn* fly. as wp do, for its happy adininistra lion,) solicit the Common Council to permit you ti egaiu take < harge of our engine houses, and ex amine tb< ir condition in your frequent, and oftei voiuntaty, vints to examine our ai>paratus, for thi I u'pose of re|*ir." In conclusion, on this head, I will simply obnervi that, although 1 am not at all desirous to mere a* my duties,?(I will not say responsibilities, in thii connection, inasmuch as I am already held almoa wholly responsible for the repair of the engtn< hemes, by my brother firemen, many of whom er rrteously iup|>ose that I exercise some intlupnci ? ?' r inr i-ii|?rini^iiO'ni 01 iiinuc miiiumc* whose duty ii i? to rr|?ir them promptly aad Uith fully,)?1 pay that, although I am not particuUrl] auxtoup to increase my duties, yet, inntmuch a i? n i<lrr? h|r fault m founi with me by my bre'hrvi f?.r their pretesent l?ad and protracted repairs, bj by Itie Superintendenf of l'uhlir Buildings, an> to gratify my c< mr*d?s, in the departmrnt, wh< complain and hsrrat* me hourly about th? ?e ba< and neglected repair*, and who to universally an< appnreiitly with to ninth propriety, desire th%t as formrrly, the retired the engine houaeaahoulr be ui d* r my e?t<ecisl t (<nirt>l, 1 would, therefore m?at t hretlullv, with a virw to promote the com ii.< ii w > Mi re of s .lepurtrr rnt with which I have beei cotmrcftd since n.y early manhood, (now some Ii ) et?.) mpertniend the repair of the engin?- and host hi ii?er, rnd perform the important duty to the h?? ol tin sbilitv. If this nrw carr he no) remised ii me. i trust that r<>ni''thing will *<w>u be dour bj )| II 1,1 at ruble h?idy, by wln< Ii tfie Malar snd h<>?? but]11 s ran be repaired with more jes|>afrh an fiileltty than, I have reason to believe, the* hav< been, while under ihe h<o?e srperviaion of the .h?i l>et iiitt iidrnt i>f the I*tiblic Ilmldings, for whom letM tiallv. I will here ol*erve. I h?ve the nnv nmnO< ?l regard. I will now cloae hy r??p?cifull) rr|ritiii| jour hiMinriblf hody to th<- following pe lilicn. i to in the hniida i)f your CommiHe* on tb> I ire lvpattmeot. >1 l-y * larfe portioa of ih? rr < fiiN r* of the New York Fire IVpanm'-nt:? 7> r*? !/ ?<?Wi tht Viwr. .Hdrrmm aad C'? ana/** nj l*i Ci/| tnH Cvtntry if \r <r Vrrk. ? Tl r iiidrr>l|i<4, cArrn >< m- mb?r? t>| lh? N'm Yarh Flra Il?partfc>? t, rr'prottiilly petition Tom brxnbl' Mj I* tran?i?r ih? irptlrr an J alteration' at II a diflntnt engine how. and hook an I ladd-i bnnr*a. la tb? Ch?? fknp?ae?r of th? Fire t>?F?rtni-Bl aa the | r?Mnt B(Kk I* attended with ton great a 1 ->?? oi time oa the p*rt of i fflwinl tbf wrrttl enaipaaiea, b><Kt *hl' h. Il >nr nplnlni tk?r<> tonM be ureal rating It the public rapea** of the irptrlanit Tl.en i* another evil that militate* with an off? cttial administration of this do par l moat?that mnai arutr ly wound* my pride a* fireman, and rait* a d?o| rriium u|oa tbo whole department? an over evil; an evil that awallow* up, in in blighting atierte, aa the inatipator of raffianiai'i ai i rtr, and in the deatmrtion of our appafatua, all other e?ila ronaecred with the department, howmi r ireal and monrentoua ia th'ir roanl'a?an evil that I have lalaire* hard to deatrny. through fr??,tr? ?t rej< it* r?a your honorable ho?iy, hy artea' |err?inl apteala to ertilnWj cifi-ena to c?ropera'e with me ia the aupprraaton of the rviJ, aid Mr iimi ?f*.e?l* to th* m?inf>?r? it anh*r lioatd of tho rVimmmi OaMI. I* p*:v?;? ci'uenr. ird ail to te r vf*i* The evil in question if the outrageous spirit do* of rawdyism of certsui clubs of desperate ti^hunii act men, call ' Short Boys," Old Maid's ??ys, wo " Rock Boys," Arc., orgsnized after the mode sf <iai the clubs of London sad Paris, whose members err were shot down like dogs by the firemen of the wo latter city, and finally suppressed, as were the clubs aln ia Load on, some years since, by the city aathori- lesi ties. These clab? make deliberate aad bloody st- clu tacks on our firemen, while going to, aad re- W1 turning from, fires; destroying the apt>aratus, and an< often, by stratagem, pitting certain companies in I in collision with each other, individual mem- for bers against each other, and creating, in every isr way, endleos broil and confusion in the de- for partment. The formidable and frequent attacks, 1 * I and various s)>ecies of mischief, and destruction |>ol 1 of the apparatus and public property, are bscomiag for such an intolerable evil, that if not speedily the i checked, our beautiful city may soon present the lib same degrading spectacle that has, unfortunately, ret l characterized Philadelphia, and which has caused wi her to blush with shame for so many years, and to I ha ! lament the consequent dreadful demoralization of cu! her youth, her slmost incredible depreciation of thi i real ehtate, her present vicant warehouses, work- br< o nA Jnwiaatin anA tkA DJ,UrP> UV|HV?Mt "'IWHW1JO, ?UU UIC |HU AIJ OIB UU i of her general prosperity, thousands and tens of int I thousands having emigrated to more safe and tran- cu ) quil sections, in coaseuuence of her protracted vie ' riots, and utter want of law and order, and safety mi i to property and peison. J [ 1 have had many of these villains arrested, for ho i upettting our engines, cutting the hose, beating as I our firemen almost to death, xc., but they were Ku no i-ooner in prison than the captains of police, the it i , aldermen, and judges of |>olice, would discharge coi ; them to commit fresh attacks oa the firemen the th following night, and while reeking with a ter- de i rible revenge for their arrest and temporary fol I confinement. Indeed, these scamps openly boast wl ; that they can bring influence enough to bear of f on the captains of police, Aldennen and po- on lice judges, from their clubs, and from of t political associations, to effect their liberation, no te< - matter what are the charges preferred against >< t them, unless they are publicly convicted of mur- < " ??. that their boasts are rOI i orr. /in?i i regie* ?*.#t '? w a 1r. Yefritied to the letter, inasmuch as ) nevei i man who belonged to these formidable clubs to be | s long imprisoned, and never knew one of them be < , convicted for attacks on the firemen?the police \ captains and the Aldermen, especially the latter, r discharging them before they get before the judges ? of police. I did once get a very bad club rowdy ( , before Judge Bleak ley, at the Jeflerson Market {j,, t Court, but the result was the same?his instant ? discharge. I also once got a most abandoned |ol Ir leading club villain before a grand jury, where, gu e however, 1 iound he had the same sympathy ex- 4, e tended 10 mm ss ny me eapiaina 01 ponce, /iiucr- co e men and police judges. I saw this fellow lead on nu - kit club against the firemen, with stones and clubs s ?saw him beat a fireman dreadfally with a huge ^ y club, whom 1 finally succeeded, after a loag an chase, in ai resting to all of which 1 swore, on s on the Holy Evangely of Almighty God, be- ?e 1 fore the grana jury, who let the fellow off, without *u t the slightest censure. I once knew some twelve to e " Rock Boys" who had been arrested on one j0] - night, to be all discharged in th? morninir, when the - evidence was strong against them. A fellow, be- t[, > longing to the "OldMaid's Boys" Club, I arrested, 9 - one night, and gave express directions to the cap1 tain of police to retain him, which the captain pro- cj, t mised to do until 9 A.M. the followingday; but on, tj, r going to the Tombs Police Court, before nine in the nc 1 moLu.jg, I found that the Judge had discharged jr( the man. Not long sine*, a Five Point club took ci< Engine No 44 from the company, beat some of 0f i the company dreadfully, run it down to the Points, ? upset it, broke the engine, and ran away, which was the last of it; not a solitary scoundrel ever a( having been even arrested by the authorities in ^ that ward. What else can be expected, when cosvicts, freshly emerging from the dungeon cells of Blackwell's Island, are appointed by Aldermen as policemen? What else can be ex|>ected, when a u man named Garret, of the Sixth ward, boldly goes ev up to a man named Arthur Ryder, and demands the sum of twenty-five dollars for getting Alder- ^ men Kelly and Barr to api>oint him a policeman, Bt even before Ryder was confirmed, he having since fcu been rejected, from having, as is supi>osed, not co been nominated by Kelly and Barr within the 1 twenty days required by law, at the expiration of {j, i? which, the appointment, to nil a vacancy, must be ,j, s made by the Mayor. The same Five Point club, t alluded to almve, recently had the audacity to seize L, i Hose Carriage No. 34, even while at a fire near u, I the Bowery Theatre, and run oti with it, but, being j,r f holly pursued by Stephen T. Heyt, an Assistant w i Engineer, the cowardly villains all Hed. ?>n the at 1 14th of August, 1860, some two weeks since, one .V- .... 1J 1 if from the house, run it through several street*, and finally took it into an alley in Fourth 5" y street, cut the hose, broke the can is ge, tec. On :t the loth of August, 1850, or on the very next night i- after the above outnge, a murderous gang of club r* s rowdies, numbering about one hundred, set fire to J' i- several tar barrels in Thirty-second street, between " n the First and Second avenues, for the sole pur- *" d pose of creating a false alarm, and decoying en- ... gine No. 18, in that direction, in order to beat and h kill its members. While engine No. 19 was on I- its way to the sham lire, and when near to Twen- *( e tieth street, about one hundred of these demii, devils, belonging to the club banditti, suddenly '1 it emrrged from their hiding places, and attacked i, the company with large stones and clubs, upset . i- and broke the engine, and most awfully beat seven ral members of the company. This outrage ocd curred only the week before last. The following Jjj o are some of the firemen belonging to engine No. i- 1W, who were confined to their h?-ds in consequence 1? a of ihe severe wounds und varioui bodily iniurirs .. t they received on ihat melancholy occasion:? " o Jornua 8. Travis, William Jones, Charles W. '* y Kichells. and Charles B. Keynolds. ^ J Four nights thereafter, or on the l?<h of August, Itl !' 1W50, while Hose Company No. tj. at a fire in Wil- lu r lett i-treet, were taking up their hose, a club gang tl 0 attacked the tinmen, took their spparttus, and |l( run ofi w ith it. The object, which was successr fill, of the club, wss to create a broil between tj, hote members ti and 13, by attaching themselves Hl h to either company. A light ensued, which re' suited in the serious bodily injury of both com J pamrs, w lule the club rascals who created the disu tnrbsnce, escaped without injury. On the very ,j, n next day, the ]0th of August, 18>V), between W and C(l e 7 1' M ,even in thebrnsd face of day, at an alarm r? of fire in the fourth district, raised, as ia supposed, to decoy liremen out, for the purpose of beiting f,, '' them, Hose Co. No 13 was violently attacked by jM a form dahle dub. w hile near t'<rand and Gouver- ,(, r neur streets, with stonrs and clubs, who drove the firemm befote them, beating the foreman of Hos>< cu - No IS, and other members of the company se- ? vtiely?seized the apparatus, ran it down to the j,, r duck at the foot of (touvernrur street, and left it an K there. < >ne of the vile rnffians was arretted and ,(1 p conviyed to the Seventh ward station hou??. " ? hen, Alderman Morgan Morgan#, of the rwventh tr{ ward, hearing ?f "* *rregt, w*-nt down imnie- rj, 1 iliHir I) :o Ik ?uti?n liotine, and net the brutal ?f e wrrtchat liberty. Two more of theae preciou* club cut-throat*, named Tohrat n and Btrry, were * arretted by (he AwlMuit Captain of the Thirteenth [, r ward police, anil detciatd all night at the c'nuon c, * hi urr, through the firmnee* ol Alderman Cook, j,a ' and the Captain nf tbe Thirteenth ward police, ^ t?"hi>! wh? m I* rrntptorily refused to aurremler f? th? m, again t the threats and strongest importue nitir* rfth' ir associate* in crime. In the morning, ? however, ludge Mountfort, of the F.tttI Market ar \ urt, ht Id thrm to hail lit the roarmouii ram of ni, 1 two hundred dollar* to keep the p?-ace, when the u? * i-eoiibdrela again exnltingly went forth to cut th* H | 1 throats of our noble tiremen. I waa preaent when m. ' this i-recioua pair of brutal looking monster* were ' hailed, and * a* surmised, (if, indeed, I can longer , ,, J te >ur| ria?d in them' degrnertte time*) lo hnd that ry ' Judge Moub'IwM accepted a* bail, for one ot th**; i I lulu.mnii i .. Ml tir.-rtirn, h m'n'lo.M ?( I aar< i tale o the culprn hin.?f If, at wlin?e vie ren- I _e ' dettcua ihe?r infam ?us banditti congregate tore- 1 ? itiuui, mitti irrnuirn'T iv.gri ?nri Mrii u? ?-'i? mi cruelty and horror. Whilt I w?? h -?hiIiihj th- e?aDiiBtiion of Johnton and lUiry, und ouly trw }or minute* prior to their examination ami liberation, if , in fomea AMermnn l>or(r? H. Kranhlm, ol thr tte*entrenh ward, the ehmrman of th* Comrnitt** t,( on I ire I fpanm'nt, who walk* huiriedty id he | ^ hind the bar. and aerta hinieelf h*?ide th* J kI(', r,.r ' with wh< m h* > ng*g? a in extremely autiou* con1 verm'ion. in whit |<eri?g tonea, ai.d wholly carried , |? on ib each other* ear* ' A frw minute* after thin ,nj ittitottant int?r>irw, I ?tw oa<* < f the (>n?onrr? a*t aM at lib* rty, and prepared ft>r another treah attack ob the h emen. ffi [ Another at'aik occbited on the mem<Mral>le 19. h rnj of ArguM, 1t?0, at midnight. Th* fire wm in the th? , fouith dlttricf, theiame aa above alluded to, thftf on th* |.riM u? r* n ?re *o looaely net at liberty. Th* ni| 'OldMaida' Hovr," a tearful and Hmet deadly de' rlub, h irrd how No 14, ran tip *lnn*?ide of h h.? dai 2h, attacked the firemen, upaet the earring*. Arc , tit doing ccnuderahle injury to t*e larrnn* Bit i.ic why r*conr.t theae dully and dirinu outrage*, f!-.i when ihe*e bloodthirsty creaturee are tkua en g?< couraged and liberated by Aide mien, on who?f c< n?rienti?>t>a watrfa!n<M, and irrifitilli'd latrgrky, di. the peepi* rely fir the i nearer ration and *eTtr* ??i 1 imniahn.eat ??t ikeM abandoned and heart!*** b* i fj>r,Va i mifht go hark, for yeara, andcomedown mi to the da? in which I wr;te this report, with a re- a? I cital of the murderous biitrheriea of the-te cltiba, mi i who are thus er coimged and emboldened by th* rin authoritiea thrmeelve*, which iniiiht can?e the del 1 timid Cttixen to kr?| wiihia <1 tora after B'ghtftll, de! * nh l.i< window ? and diw well aec? red Butt tru mnat forVear a fiir'her detail of thea* narrative* ?.f *ir bleed in th?? report, whi*h will, nece?mrily, he lea very long, in fpreudtag before your honorabl" body tat the importaat matters jonnected with my depir:* roi Trent. Ch Now, if nor ?pt*r*:i?e is thu? holdly t iken f.om an the eigme hou*e , aad sewed e*ea tr -m he l.anda her of '?e ntert.f n wi h xnpanity, the boa* cat and th* fire ery?eaup??t and da*h?d to pieee?~-)f th* athl'fic rn' M oo?? ?ec? fawmfB iJKnmi .f? are n tn-ro* ih* r?> HWi'*1 under loot. maimed for Ufc, ud jly killed on the spot, often Mm ?f their unds?if this horrible birbtrltj tow&ras firemen Ijr occur with impunity, while struggling to sieve the city from destruction by~re, what, 1 Did ask, in Clod's nam, must bo?aye. what is lOKt nightly the fate of unoffending imt defeocei males and female*, when met by these hellish l>s, in their midnight prowls through the city T bat is the fate of many a family living up town, 1 in the suburbs of the city?aye, and sometimes Lhe very heart of the city, when deliberately and midably attacked bv these irresistible banditti 11t ol>bery,r? piBe.confiugration and horrible murder, which,if 1 had the power,and would toGod 1 had, ,'ould hold the captains of police, the Aldermen, ice judges, and grand juries directly responsible, officially encouraging the infamous crimes of ?ee murderous clubs, ny exerting themselves to erats them from prison the moment they are arited, when they should exercise all the power* th which a confiding peeple and God and nature ve invested them,' to arrest and convict the Iprits, and thus break up these clubs, who heat firemen, break our awaratus, create murderout tils, and those dreadful collisions between the mpanies which have brought the department o such disrepute for so many years, who nightly t. and beat, and rob defenceless citizens, who >late the persons of chaste and defenceless feiles, and fire our habitations. In June last, I made a special report to jjoui corable body respecting these banditti, which, usual, was referred to your Committee on the T . ? 1 Sll__ A _ t ic wnrre, imr niusi ui my rcjwiiP, ilept i he eleep of death, the committee not even forming to the law. which declares that they #11 report bsck to tne board the result of their liberations on matters referred to them. The lowing is an extract from my report of June, >ich moy be taken as a specimen of the armful reports which I have made from time to tim? this subject, which now slumber in the hands the committee, unless they have been commit1 to the Dames:? To the Honorabi.s the Common Council:? ' The Chief Engineer would respectfully subuM your consideration the annexed reports, relative difficulties existing in and between tire com . I aies:? ' The re|>ort of Samuel M. Phillips, Assistant Edneer, relative to a tight on Sumlay afternoon, ay 19, between Engine Company No. 9, and Hose impany No. 14. '? Relative to this affray, it may be well to say, ?t from the best information I have been able tc, tain, it was of a most serious character, calling I ad ly for some action to prevent a recurrence oi ch outrageous and shameful conduct in the I panmer.t. It is but justice, however, to thf mpanies to say, that the affray did not origite with the actual member* of the department, t by a gang of lawless rowdies and vagands, familiarly known as the "Rock Boys," d "Old Maid's Boys." each party running with ie of the companies, for the express purpose of | tting up a fight; and not being content to beat I t each other s brains, appeared, on this occasion, select the members of the respective companies | r iheir base and inhuman assaults. "A bhort time since, the party styling themselves e " Old Maids'Boys" attacked Engine Co. No. i as they were returning from an alarm of fire in m arket street. The company was stoned and I ubbed from the engine, which was then upset by e assailants. This took place <inder my owe itice. I was in citizens dress, and, anticipating )m appearance, an attack upon No. 9, followed ose on them, vet, to well arranged were the plane the rioters, that 1 had no opportunity to prevent I as it was but the work of a moment. As soon [ possible, I sallied through the shower of stones, a considerable risk of receiving iniury, and cceeded, after a long chase, in securing one of e ringleaders, who has since Men discharged by e grand jury. Notwithstanding this, however, u. v was again assaucu ami mm CMJIUVI hilst proceeding to another fire on the same ening, probably by the game lawless band. "The "Kock Boys,'" (so called,) have also made emselves conspicuous in their base and cowardly I tacks on several companies, which has been tht bject of a previous communicati >n. No. 9V mpany. 1 am lisppy to soy, has informed these rsons (and given public notice of the same,) that eir services can be dispensed with, and that ey will not permit any but members of the d?rtmrrit, or persons i>eiiceably disposed, to accomny them too or from fires. tThis course, oc e purt of No. 9, is commendable, but has ought upon them the displeasure of the "Kocka" ho now, in turn, assail them with vile epithet? every opportunity." My special report or communication of June last, >m which the above is extracted, was very long, cl using sundry reports from various companies r misdemeanor, requiring the urgent aud serious inside ration of the Common Council, but not om which, nor even the voluminous and elaborate port tnat enclosed the reports for misdemeanor >m various sources, ever received a moment's 1 nsideiation from your honorable body, being, I peat, immediately referred to your Committee on re Department, where they are now, never hang been reported to your honorable body, which >u chould iiave demanded at their ha ids, a.vi ould ha\e demanded, if you had cherished a I ofound regard for the Fire Department. Now. if the firemen of New \ otk. who sacnlice muc h for the public good, are to he thus daily uised, and murderei in cold blood, with the pub: authorities, not simply looking coldly on, but >enly encoursging these dsngerons men to mane and to murder the peaceful citizen, 1 predict at one of three events will soon transpire rat: A combination and general uprising of the rmen throughout the city, as iu Paris, some an sinoe, for their ouu protection, and for the ter extermination of these hellish elubi. Or. coi.d : The extermination, (political, at least) ot ose bad public seivants, who aid and abet them, their persecution and murder of the tireuea. d destruction tf the engines, by rautni; taven *nd earth to liberate these incarnate nds from prison, when arrested even under e eye of the Chief Engineer. Or, third: Ths a.ultaneoua desertion ot the engines, by tha >-man, having the firea to take care ol ein selves When either of these events trans re, \mi,i unto the commercial emporium ol is nntion. Scenes of srnarby, and blood, an I ntt.<f laticn will assuredly ensue, th.it will ek this city, ntui |>cihap* tins country, to its epfoundations, lam no enthusiastic alarmist, it would teriouniy wiirn, through your honorable dy, the people of this city to besrare 1 warn e mechanics and trad*sruen?the toning thoun^s of every pursuit in life?the Insurance aasoitions?the great cspi'aliata, and rtnall enpi iirnr, rhu ail wru i iiriisii illw nun uiu^a? ? '? ve their tranquil aud hij>py homed, and wives <1 childr?n? in a word, I w.irn nil goo I ci'-ixcaa hewsre?beware I say, how they mtfer the nuorities of thia city murh longer to neglect and unple in the <1uk: the drare?t and moat sacred ;his of the must us* ful and elf-Mcrilieing class citizei.s among hi, the New York firemen, id if all else fail, I warn the waO-dtspoaed of all rties, to go op to the polls with their Iievs n tfcau rds, if necestrry. und purge the Municipal uncila of the v?ry bad m?n of all parties, who ve M-uurcrH thia great and beautiful city with rir corrupt and m Jfish and heartless IcgisUtion r to man) yearn. And, now, innrmuch as the?* c! lbs called Md Mails' Hoys," "Pock Boys," "Kbor Bovs.' d a hundred other similar clubs, commit then rdetons deeds sgainsi the unoffending firemen, act th? ir engines, and destroy their a, i?rat us, bich I have for inrny years, at times, witnessed I (-elf, *n?l < fien resisted at the peril of my life,? iMtiuch aa I know that it is utterly ini;>ossib|e to r.virt tb'ni, howe\er s r? ng ana palpable the iHence that can be adduced agains: them, in* generally liberal'd by Ihe Police C.?pt?ia?. il Aldermen, especially the latter, >*f?r?* they t into the hands of tlie Police, Judges, Uran<l ry, >Vc , whne. however, iheyare, aa I ha\e eady show*, invariably discharged aa NNM ??ihie. Ir.armnch as th?-se club miscreants have, years, canstd moat of the odium attached to - Depart Mat, i li tough the broils th<*y create in l?i*rtm'nt; inasmuch, therefore, ? I hava rn tVcttd topres.de over a Department to wkich ave d? voted the best portion of my life, lam . itrg, come wnai iriajr, m iw- u> >iir um ntr?l# <f in mr, and, above all, true to thn noble firri.iea ?.f ibia city, wiih whom 1 have tliN lori i aongh to know that, a My, th?jr not pnityof the reproach that it to of!?n ?pto thnii, at- bring unworthy of the public Item; a reproach th it I indignantly, ?0<i from r whole t?nt, inoM scornfully r?-i?-l, knowing ni t<> be a < lat? of m*n who rh< nlil Mi?k u hot* rt*M > Ml ni'*t Meftil itbrgo, laborpg hard t? Ifnt llKiMflm had f?milie?, and gratmtoutlv u>iirg much of th?-ir tiiv, amid attathiae, and ikr?*e Hn l a'orm, tow.irda the p?e?ervatKJB of n v fioni tire; heiag often dreadfully wounded, ii n niMimea even limine their lire* amid the imp. t xi'!o?ionr, and falling wall*. wh U ?nB41 and *. ikmar aa though for their own live*, in I fh?* lr niHiirl) ( I. M>> to l.e lli> r icred i) : a tiara of men who, in my opinion, in i ivil or lumen war. (tliTWdfmjr bre company rig alro an orgn.izt d and well Hi?cip!ia*<l liuiy corpe.) would he aa formidable, aa I irne to the city aad the whole co miry, in iti riding w ith the o mm m enemy, aa thry mvahly ere ?hen call* d upon to con'end *ith th1* tructive ?a- my that ? > often i?preada ?uch ruin, ola'inn ard wo over our devoted city. To be e, th<-n, to the New York firemen, who h%ve idly plicf d mo wh?r- lam, and faithfil to a ding department of the cinr, that fhould never ly (tinge and tremble before the iron rod of itfjt and recreant municipal oower, I now, a* ief Kngln* er, dec! ire ope* and uaceaaing t*^lli?i.ey upainai aay mm or a?t of men who nia/ rpfrer libemfe thoae club demon* who l?eat the trni. drive th?m fr> -n and n|.???r ih"r ??ir n?e h- hi Mill) O'h'r a-ia* rfearmy th* I 'X.T'V ' f 1thus thwarting the jreu j>ir?

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