Newspaper of The New York Herald, December 4, 1855, Page 2

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated December 4, 1855 Page 2
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MUNICIPAL AFFAIRS. totorwtfag Proceedings of the Cob bob Council. THE TAXES OF THE CITY. fbe Office of Chief of Police Declared Vacant by the Board of lldcnnen. MAYOR WOOD'S MESSAGE ON THE ROSS PAVEMENT. kc., kc., Ac. BOARD OP ALDERMEN. m POLIOS INYR8TIOATINO OOMMITTBB AND TSBIK RBPOBT?THB OKPIUK OP CIItBP OP POLIOS DB OLABSO VACANT BY A VOTK OP THB BOARD. Ma Board net at the usual hoar yesterday afternoon, the President, Alderman Barker, in the chair. An the ?apart of the PoMee Investigating Committee was set down ae the special order, the audience portion of the chamber was crowded, and a large number were unable to obtain admittance. The greatest Interest was mani ?acted in the proceedings, and when the subject came up a kmg and rather tedious debate ensued, in which nearly tH the charges brought agaiost the Chief of P. llee were gene over again. After the reading and approval of the minutes, the fol lowing businem was transacted :? A communion'ion was received from Mr. Connolly, the County Clerk, stating that he had found a la ge number of original papers, addressed to the Corporation of trie eity of New York, acknowledging the receipt of a medal and book which bad been presented by the city to com memorate the opening of the Erie cunal. Mr. Connolly States that they were found by him vliite regulating the papers in his ollice, with the intention of removing the t.: ..... n~...o . riv,...,n,.n i>iA.... on... .. documents relating to the Court of Common i'leas. These letters were fioni the f< Howiug celebrated men and bore their autographsThomas Jefferson, James Monroe, James Madison, John t.'inury Adams, General iAfaye'te, George W. la'ayrrtte. John C. Calhoun, Daniel Webster, Richard Rush, William I? Marey. Henry Clay, William Wirt, Sir John Franklin, Ne-selrod-, DeWltt Clinmn, Bush rod Was; ivgton, Ghailes Carroll, S. Van Rem-a-luc-, tt. Bombard, Grand Duke of Nassau,' Csdwoil uler [). Col den, Duke of Naxe Weimar, Ac. Ttie c immunisation was seleried to the Committee on Arts and .Science'). A communication was received from ihe Croton Ai|ue duct Committee, containing the following estimate of the expenses of that department fur the yeur I860:? Cro'on Waterworks extension $58,000 Aq< lertuet const ruction 5,900 Aqueduct tepairs and luipioiemeuts...... ...... 58 000 Water pipes amf laying lt>6,70ii Sewr rs repnii nig and clean in { SI 000 S atistlcal tables 1.500 Salaries SO,000 Total amount $115,IBM The rs lomunicution was 01 derod to be printed. Report of the Coniiuitlen of the I'iie Departinoot in ffivor i f concuiring to purchase u lot for the use of Ho >!i and ladder Company No. 8. Concurred in with the ?the r Board Report of same eomniitien in f ivor of oneurring to build a new house for the use of tiose Company No. 15. The Fume disposition was made of this paper. On motin, tho report of the special committee ap pointed to investigate tlie various matters relating to the Police Department, and which is known as the Biiggi Committee, was taken up. when a motion was made thai only a portion of it should bs read. Aldeiman HOWARD was in t'av it of having it all read; 1- was disgusting enough, but still he was willing to take the wlule dose. The motion was adopted, and the affidavits of Ann B. Cndlipp, Letitia Millegan and several others were read, lu conclusion, the following preamble and resolution ware also tead:? Whereas, the office of Chief of Police of the city ef No v York Is occupied t.y a British alien, (and be doo.i uoi dmiv it.) and has. therefore, never had the necessary qualifications to hold office: therefore. Resolved, That the office of Chief o Police of the city of New York is hereby declared vacant. Alderman Bkiugb moved the adoption of the res >lu Uov Aldoni nn now>RD?I deny the allegation of the reso lution m he most positive terms. He swore to the best of Lis knowledge that be was an American citizen, and wai rn in the city of New York; and if we adopt that reei.is .Ion, although I believe it would not am uint to anytli 1. g, we would still ceelare that tieorgo W. Matsell la no longer Chief of 1'oH x of this city. We would do this, too, In the case of a man who is the tetror of all evil-divers throughout the city and county, throughout the whole State?ves, throughout the whole of the United States. If we adopt that resolution every thieving den tn the city and coun'y will be illuminated?and well they may iiln ..irate if we t ;rn out of office a man againd. Whom no charge of crime san be sustained or proved. They have bean on his track for five or six yens, an l they have not been able to find anything agaiost liis ahuracttr. I said i would vote to turn him out if any thing could be proved against him; but I wilt not vole u> torn him out on this nam by painby evidence. If they desire to remove h'111, why dou't thev prove some crime again> t him? Now, if they can satisfy me that lie even appropriated a portion of tne Honry City pall to his own use 1 will be in favor of displacing "him. Ail he swore to ia that his mother told him he was born in this city, . nu all that bun been testified to sgalust this is that ? ce ?' >.ln man named Matsell had a son named George and a wh ile lot of other nuiiieg. lie is one of ihe few men in ofltol against whom not a word of suspicion has been breathei against his honesty. Aldermen and judges have been indicted, but be is free from reproach even of officii! malfeasance I tell you the pub Be would condemn you if you attempt to re move him. liis principal opponent is a per son who is only second to the limekiln man?a per son who is wandering about and going on adventures or all kinds, i am not in favor ot Matsell hiving a life lease; 1 believe he should come up before tlie people every three years and stand his chasers, as I have lone; but I will never consent to the manner in which his one ?Mrs seek to remove him. I should like to know whore these men eome from who want us to vote him out of office. 1 want to know somethir g about lheir pedigree 1 understand that a caucus has been alteady formed, and decided to turn him out., although I believe Aid. ru 'ke will repent the action be intends to take. Alderman W.w. Tl'CKKtt said that he should vote for hi expulsion. Aldermen It it iocs expressed his intention also to vote for the resolution, and his belief that the <'hief was au ?Ben. lie had been famished with every opportunity to prove that he was not, and jet he lulled tu do eo. Acy one who has read the evidence must come to that cnclusion also. He (Matsell) ha done all that he could do to procuie the passage of a law making the office of Chief of I'oBm a lirc office. Even t Legislature was ruled by hlin, and. the mayors were u der his control and he would continue to uo so hail ha not found in the present incumbent s h >rse. His clerk? KcKvllar?had performed the duties of tds office while b? executed those of the chiet magistrate of the city ?eked him, contlnuec Alderirsn B., to icport in reg" d ' > the number ot foreigoers in tho Police Department b i* Wtead of doing so. he told a lie, when he reported t it msjority 1 f the police were Americans. He did not give correct returns as to nil the wards. Alderman Ilowsun?Well, he gave a correct rep >rt ?bout the Sixth ward. Alderman Hkigiiw? IJmuikI tha' be id nM report fo. aligners wbe had lieen guilty of the foul ? i sod moat heinous crimes. Is it possible that any uian in this Board will vote for his retention in office who has read the report of the committee? Has he mt ?eld tlte stolen property deposited in his office, and if tic did not, what use did he m ike of itWe kn -w that nny stolen property that gis s in there no r c 11 <out except by the back way. let us break up tue vile v?tem anl put a man in the office who is honest and Wo.ihy of the public confidence. Alderman Li>bi>.?It lias been raid that there was a caucus Aideimaa Klt.?There has not; you may take my word tor that. Anderman Ixmp ?Jly knowledge of the fact cornet frotn the asfeveration* of reveral iiiemtrerii of this Board, anil the Abler man of the thirteenth h?i ?aid It *?* a settled thing. How dues this question arise? The resolution dj etares that he rfauU lie removed; but has any pr iof of crime been proved against him V " Perjury," nay one of my friend*. I deny It. I admit that then bare been latiniatlon* of perjury, and 1 admit they hare been no artfully thrown out as to deceive the most vigilant; but the proof la entirely want ing. It ha* been elated that he swore "he w\< born In this country; but you will perceive that ho only swore that it wet hie molbei who informed him he w.is a native of the United States. Now, no proof ha* beee brought forward against the truth of his etatemeut in tble particular. Why, the charge of j-eijnry In a* absurd and lidiculcurt as the matter* related in this report. I was at a loee to consider what the secret of this onslaught oruhl he; but I now learn lhat it is becaoee Mr. Mat sell reported that a larger numlrer of Americans were in Cwer thsn really were, and this is what all this terrible mjer-t in a teapot Is all about. Thee Is no considera tion of public utility which would justify u< In ni|M>nding the time or the money lavished upon tbo tnv.-stigatl m nto tbis subject. lr. rig?rd to the adeg d B--andon regie tor, which H was said contained the ir jord of the birth of sevetal of the members of the Mat ell (sally? procured by Mr. Branch, the author of an in teresting production on worms?It would be en Mrely value ess in a court of law. The mere fact tlist a copy of that record wss shown to M r. Theodore ,s*dg wick was also of no oonsequenca, as it could nut bo taW-m ?s a prm-f of the autl eatlcitv of that in ,r.t, ?r ttiat it W?s really taken as allegeil, from the Il andon register. In conclusion, Mr. Ixird contended that the Board -if Al dermen ha<l no power to remove the Chief of I'olice or tbe humblest official ututor him Own 0VTnvAttm-iKX-.1t will do no harm to decla.e bis seat vacant. AurauuM Ui*??Po us no harm ' I will msjmfo is of W* before the community, by doing that whi :h ire have ^ 10 power to carry into effect \ Alimva.v Vor.ants was of the opinion that the only %round? upon which the Chief of Police could tie rem ived was that he was an alien, and this fact he behoved lutd been well estabiiahed. He did not pretend to say that h? was guilty of perjury by stating what l\ls mother told him, bnt, nevertheless, he was estisUe 1 that his nativity was so nearly proved that the proof eoulil not be overthrrvwn. What stronger proof Cvuild he desirsd than tbe fact that on th<- same register .> h - . contained his name tbe names of his brothsrs and siste. - were also found Inecribedr If all this is not true, why don't the Chief prove itf He has had every opportunity t? do so, and vet be has neglected a ma-ter of such fm parlance to himaelf and his character. Alderman Brhkw read the opinion of a legal gentleman am tbo question whether tbe Chief eonl 1 be displaced on * being shown that he is an alien, in which he says ding to law tbsy had "generallegislative power and ol of the city government aqd tbeofflcere and clerks thereof," they could decia** hli offloe vacant " and call upon the appointing power to proeaad to a .1 tha vacancy. ' After Home further remark* from Aldermen Ely and Tucker, the question waa taken on the adoption of the report, with the preamble and resolution. The report waa adopted by the following rot* of 12 aye* to 8 nay--.? AJJ< rmatim?Aldermen Williamson, II oxer, Fox, William Tuofcer, Voorhi* Trowbridge, Briggs, the President, thristy, Ely, C. H. Tucker, Drake. Nr^atiot?Aldermen Brown, Baird, Hoffmlre, Howard, Steele, Lord, Heriiek, Varlan. The Board, on motion, adjourned to Thursday next; after which the audience gave three cheers for Bnggs and three groans for " Mat sell, the Englishman." BOARD OP COUNCILMEN. This Board assembled at their chambers in the City "all last evening, tne President, D. 1). Ceaorcr, In the chair. The minutes of the last meeting were read and approved. Petitions were (Lrst in order, but the only one of im portance presented was one asking for stoain engines in the lower part of the city. Resolutions being then in order, one was presented irom Council man Cufton, in furor of appropriating 8600 townrda defraying the expenses of fitting up the electiou polls at the last election. This was referred to the Com mittee on Fluance. INTMUHTUU; RKPORT KKOJf TttK COSIITBOI LBR. Communications being next in order, one was pre 1 ented front tlie Comptroller, submitting estimates for he tax levy of 18fit), as annexed llKPAHTUKST or FlNANCW, COMPKOUAR'S OWICB, 1 Nkw l OKK, November at), 1856. j To tiib Common Council? The seventh rec.ion of thnamended charter of 1849 de 1 latex, that "no money shall be drawn from the 'ci'y leusury, except the same shall have been previously ap propriated to the purpose *>r which it ts drawn ? and all approptUiions shall be based upon specific and detailed statements, in writing, of the several heads of depart ments, through the Comptroller." i T'.J? mj"e,J''o'uth section of the ordinance for organU Dg tbe departments of tlio municipal government of the city, provides that "the Comptroller snail submit to the Common louueil, on or before the first day of November in each year, a detailed estimate of the receipts and ex penditure* for the year commencing on the first of Jauu aiy following, in order that the a-uual appropriations may then be mai.e; and also, au estimate of the probable amount of tax that may bo required tor tho year cow meuciig on the first (lay of January following, wi h the draft ot an act authorising the raising of buoU tax in or der that an application may to maris to the Legislature foi authority to If vy the auuie." Ou the llih of October, circulars were a ldres <ed to the heads of tt e several departments, railing for t ie "sued statements" required from each by the --P"of Education, by the 3d section of chapter 888, or the laws of 18; 1, are allowed until the 15th of No vember to malt* ihetr report and estimate, to be luid betore ;he Board of Supervisors. The I7t,n section of tho amended charter provides that the Board of Education shall submit all sppropriatl ns required by the n to a Boprd ot Commissiooers, consisting of rhe Mayor, iU'coid er, Comptioiler, the lhesideut ol ihe Board <d Aldermen ond the President of the Board of Council.. en, for their approval, when the estimates are to tie sent hy ihe Com missioners to the Board of Supervisors. |f however they disapprove of the estimates, they aro to return ihera wi?u tnt'ir (rbjecfionw fo the Beard of Educftliou; and if on reconsideration the Board of Education adhere to the crlglnnl appropriation, by a vote ol Iw.-Uitids of all he mem I,era of the Boai d then in office, they ahull return the estimate to the commi-si.mers, uh.o.e duty it shall bo to repoi t tlio same to ihe Board of ttuporvisors. Tbe appropriations for tlio Governors of the Almshouse Kiesubject to lite provisions, rhii referouco to the char ter ana iho sjlioid laws, shows 'hat it is not possible for the Comptroller to comply, strl ily, with the ninety nluib 1-eel ion of iho ordinance hetoro quote t. The tax levy of 1858 will exceed that of uny preceding rear. An act wus passed at tbe last so si,in of the Isyris lature, which tequliCi the assessment of a mill and a quarter on the asses-ed valuation of the Statu for tho fiscal year donm. cueing on the fii-st of October, 1855 and ending on tho 80th of September, 1850. A mill ?m{ a quarter levied on the a-sesved v.luation of tho p oprrtv 2rru ,",S1^ for t^Arar ,S64> wi,) "mount to the sum of $CG8.747 84: and this levy will be increased at the r ue ol a mill and a quarter on each dollar that the valuation 18 increased. There is a State law which requires $800,000 to be as tees.d annually bv tax on the wi de Sta'e, for the suo port ot free schools in the State at la'ge. Of this $800 00 ) the Supeitntendent ofl'ublic Instruction notifies this city i the share? to be raited by tax and paid to the State treasury is $271,688 40. Abou' $lf0,000 of this sum is appor i' ned back to tli e city, leaving $171,,say 40 to be paid to the State for schools, and $(',08,747 81 for the sun port of the State govern ment. making a total sum d'awn 'J* "ireut U,a't ,u. 10 tho year 1850, or $180,887 24. *rotn 1860 to 1853, h??th Indus, ye, tbe levy nl the mill tax averaged for each yeir $130 - 7.8. For the same years tho payment, on au-mat of common schools for the State averaged $80,778 for eajli year, beyond the sum apportl mod back to tlie city. The Increase on tliis it?m, comparing 185(1 with the average of the bur years referred to, is equal to $00,881 per au num. Here ts an actual iuciea. e on those two items of taxation, comparing 185? with the average of the four yiars from 1860 to 1853, inclusive, of five bund ed aril six y eight thousand eight hundred and thirty ddUrs ana Hglity-fonr cent*. SI nJT, "sl'cV r Education have made nut an estimate of $1.0211,M 86, for the support of the free schools of tlie city, tor the year 1866. 71ns Includes an arrearage of ->*'a'' of *1,;0 000. The tax levy for 1845 sod I860, ou account of couunon Softool* for toe city will be equal to $1,97I>,f00, averaging, f?r each of tpe tw , years $989,600. The average sum levied fir schools, fir r.rr ! "r 5','ar"' fr?m m? 1W, inclu'lvo, WSS V r-o 442. for eoen year. Here, thou, Is an annual increne "lh? ?cfiooie Of the Clry, oomparicg 18Aa?Tism rWJ-.Vorc KV^Vfe "f ,he ,our Jur* from I860 to 1863. of $5,14,068. This shows an annual average "hisum- of nearly one hutdred and eighloen ner cent cotnj arirg 1855 ard 1850 wi-h the a#rsge ol four yeirs' Irom 1850 to 1868. This shows sn annual (n^Je or i..\a ton on the three Hems of city and State sohoids, and V?.n'.iLf?o during ea,.h of (ho 1-st three or fon cars, of $1 102,888 84. Add t-? this an aim . I ,n a- . the exi-enditures of the Governors of the AI ,,? 0ul. t-'OO CC0, and if ah. ws a total tur.re.i-o to i|. * b? ,.t of taxation, arising fr. m the ope.ati-u.s of tho fwg.siu u:? pe Boar.) of Education and ihe Governors of tlio Alms house, of $i f(h;.888 84. This is an increa o ovor which the < on.moii Council and tl e I^partmentoi Financehavu no control. Tlio police expenses, iu 1851, were $510 000. There Is <'?ll*|,f'n"lt, annually, the sum of $828,600. This show- an annual iociesae in the cost of this department of $.118,000. Tills addition was princi pally made in 1854-3, by resolution* of tho Common < ouncil, increaring the ea'aries. and ad trig to the num wrn of policemen. ,J!'? Cf*t? Of Printtng hus increased from $15,000 in 1861, to *85 000 in 1866; and there is a -ioflcienoy In the X i i'-TJ' fthont $-0'000' ThiH "h ?n Increase of about J .O fOO per annum, on lliin i'em. The item of salaries will be increased for 185G uver the year 1852, about $1. 8,000. r T\>? Appropriation for lamps and gas has been increased for 186t), over that of 1852. <18*1.3117. BtcapiluUtlitm. iriste Mill Tax, increase $477 909 84 Common schools for the State, in.-r?nse90 801 00 n v??' rv , . cl,y' d0- 514,0.8 00 Alim-mmsc Department, ab-ut 40o o.iO 00 Police Departmeut 318>)0 0'J * , ?????? 70,000 00 halnries, abtut 138,000 01 lamps and gas 183,367 00 Total hici on ?p since 1862 $ ',21 81 The itattuiants from thp several departments will now bo ie(erie<l to under their appropriate head*. I. POIJO* PKfARTMBKT. Statement No. 1 shown the amount neeejsa.iy l? be raised by tax, for the payment of the salaries of the cip tains, lieu'enanta, policemen an.l doormen, in the several wiirdH of the city, for the year 1856 The pay of the pre. sent |h.I1c? foi cp, In the tweaty-two wards, amounts to mi,mo. t-uliu y ot Chief of Police 02,500 Salary ot Clerk of do 1,500 Twenty two captains, at 01,000 20,1100 Korty lour lieutenan t, at 1800 ... 36,'.MO fen hundred and forty-nine policemen, at $700.. 784,300 lifty doormen, at $600 30,000 Contingent expcnteR..,.......,,.., 3,000 Surgical department. f> 050 Total $831,650 The Chief of Police suggests, that in esse the ordinance i/efore one of the Boards for an increase of the police force is adopted, an additional appropriation of # J(3,'i<>0 will be required. The Compttoller, however, adheres to the rule or excluding Irnm the appropriation and the tax tome la law, ail sums not required by s me law of the Slate, or ' rdioance of the C. nnoon Council. Statement No. 1 embraces the sum of $15,000 for extra comjenstttlon to dc'ailed policemen. When the reeolu th n incieasing the salaries of policemen w a< adopted by 1he Common Council, those men who were detailed to at tend the|M vend courts, dec., ware excluded by the terms of the resolutii n Hie | arsons thus excluded remonstrated ?,'alnst the raeasuie as unjust, and their claim fir remuneration has been lecogniMd by subsequent resolutions of the Com nu n Council. The tu ci sssry amount to psy tlie detailed policemen Is included in the arreaiaires of 1855, they having been paid from the appropriation for police In 1156. Tl.e sum of $6,050lbr surgical department of police, Is added to the ordinance for police. .See statement No. 20 furnished by the Mayor. ii. tmoroN .tip xm rt i>ki'a*ts*vt. Ft a; err on*. No. 2 is an ? -lunate prepared hy the Croton Aqueduct Board, of the receipts and ox pundit urea of this department for the vear I860. The revenues of the year are estimated as follows:? Far water rente and peoaltiee $;0t> o.s) I rimits to connect with sewers 24,000 Total $724,000 The above tuienues are pledged l>y the ordinance of 1811; and the laws of the State, under which leans have tie. n made, $? the payment of the debt created for the construction of Ihe Croton aequeduct. 1 he following sums are required for the service of the y.ar 1850, to he raised by taxation, vi*. Aqueduct i cpalrs and Improvements $55,000 Mater pipes, and laying 166,70> ng and cle 'ewers repairing and cleaning 24 0)0 Statistical tablet 1,600 Sahn ies (Im luded In ordinance with '? Salaries") 20,000 Mr the If.ih section, cbap. $83, of the laws of 1840, the Croton Aquednct Ifoard are to make all contracts for tbe construction of sewers in the city. The retiioat# of the It *rt gives an ahatraet of the sums I ayable in 18(6. on the newer* now uadar contrnet, on ?hose not vet contracted lor. and those which will prob ably be called for hy Ihe owners of property, and sane t|o.oed hy tbe Common Council, the totals are as follows, vts:-w Amoun.' required on sewers not yet In progress.. $57,860 I'o nnwo.'know In progress 151,3.10 Cuaamcu r ? Amount ordered hy Common Council in I860.,,. 150,000 Total for sewer*', 5505,000 Thin nun Will t? paid M Dm work ptogrsssss, from moneys raised by on lssne of ssssasmsnt bond*: bat tbo treasury will be reimbursed by an eaaeasmsot on the property benefitted by the construction of the sewers. The Croton Aqupduct Board la aathortaed by the act, chapter 601, of Dm law* of 185a, to enquire lands tor the construction of a new reservoir between Highty-dxth and Ninety sixth streets, and the Fifth and fteventh ave nues. It Is estimated by tha Board that an ap propria Uon of $60 050 will be necessary for the year 1858. This sum will be raised by loan, as provided by the act. chap ter 342, of the laws of 1864, which authorise* the Mayor, Aldermen end Comm< nalty to borrow $606,000, to bs ex Snded for the purpose of building a new reservoir, Ac. e Board also require for Croton Water works extension Aqueduct construction 6,000 Also for conforming the mains on the Fifth ave nue to the established grade, and raising the main in the Third avenue, at Flf'y-ninth street, above the arch of the great sewer now in the course ot construction 68,000 Add estimate for reservoir, as above stated 60.000 Increase of stark debt $221,000 111.?IJKi'A KTMX.NT OK STRKOTH ASD LAUIV. Statement ho. 3 la an estimate of the amount required for the expenditures of this department for the year 185 i Tb. re is a large excess ot expenditures in this depart ment for the ye*r 1866, beyond the appropriation) for the Bureaux of Cleat tog Streets, and lamps and Gas, to be added to the heavy burdens ot 1860. These arrea'ages amount to the sum of $108,456 76. Tbe eailma es for the coming year, in this de partroent, are also greatly increa-ed beyond any ioraer year. For the Bureau of lamps ana Gas, the Coramlrsioner calls for an appro priation of $401,667 Bureau of Cleaning Streets 289,22) Total for two bureaux $690 891 The expenditures in the Bureau of lamps and Gas have been largely increased by a resolution adopted by the Coir m?m Council of 1862-3, directing the burning of thu gas lair pa from dark until daylight, without refa-tenoe 11 the nights lighted by tbe moon. Under the f inner ar rangement, it was estimated that the gas lamps burned 2,300 hours in a year, for which the Manhattan Company was paid by its contrast at the rata of $16 for ea:h lamp. The molutlon of the Common Council, according to the compilation now made, adds 1,600 hours to the burning of the lamps, making a total or 3,800 hours for a year, a1 a cost tor each lamp, of $26. The Ne w York Company computes 3,818 hours, at a cost of $.5,787. These statements show that on the 30th of Feptemtvar, the Dumber of laiopB lighted by the Manhattan Gas Com puny whs 7,(4)5 To ho added during the year, say 800 7,335 New Yoik Company 3,196 To be added this year, say 76 3,2)0 Total number of gas lamps 10,665 Adc for oil lamps 3,500 And it makes a total of 14,105 The sum i equited to be paid to the two gas companies in 1866, is $296,947 00 In 1863, they were paid the autn of 185,671 60 .$160 276 40 The Commissioner of Streets ami Lmifc is 1? uo teepee' responsible lor this increase of expeuill ute, *wi > caused hy the resolution of the Common Count.il *1 18.>2--, tub ing 1,600 hours per annum to burning of the lamps. lh? ie ih in the estimate for the Bureau of Lainpfl au?i Gas $6X00 for" gas fltliog and fixtures." I do not c*tve anv pTOVibion in the ordinance prescribingXbe du ties of this department, *hfch authorize* a call tor auou an nppropria iou; and bance this hem Is excludeofrou. the appropriation. There is an estimate ol $0,500 for ?' insui'Otors. port setters and laborers. The rouHipuca'lon of inspectors, by the heads or do l>? i intent - ur.d bureaux, lias become a great evil, an.I Srnws heavily on the treasury. I do not Snd the authority It? ereatiDg these officers. If necessary tl.e sane ion o. the Common Council should be first obtained. 1 have re duced this estimate to $0,600, to pay those who actually labor. The estimate for painting lamp posts is rtdure 1 from $.'1 000 to $1,000?the sauto as last year There have been sbuaes in regai d to painting lamp posts, and the suiu appropriated ehould not be increased until fol Widows can he secured in the performance of the work. Lighting the oil lamps Is estimated at $60,000. The contract for this wmk is $62,700. The number of oil lamps are lei-? than they aere when this contraot was made. This contrast has been faithfully perlormod, at a saving of about fifty thousand dollars to the city, when compared with lb termer mode of lighting the lamps, and purchasing oil under the immediate c.irtction of the superintendent. The contractor, at the same time, has been fal.ly com pensated for his se-Vices, or he would not have continued lodotho work for many months after the expiration of his contract. If the Commissioner Intends to oontUue Ibis contract, the appropriation of the preceding year is sufficient, $62,700. This leaves the estimate for lampt and gas at $68.1,867. To which is to be added the sum ol $60 060 as a deficiency in 1866, which amount is mclud cd In arrears of 1865, to meet the claims of the gas com PTnTbc Bureau for Cleaning Streets, the Commissioner cills for an appropr.atiun ot $288,224. He also onto In lils estimate to make up a deficiency in 18o6, of 76. And this does not include a deficiency in the tax levy of 1856. which must be piovided for in the levy 11 166?, <f $107,000, which has been paid for cleaning streets already beyond the appropiUtion for the year 1866. Tlie appropriation of Mr. Gla-ier was based on the contracts made by him in July, 1864. These contract, were most of tbcm broken op by the present tsimiai,. (doner, end sli ce July, all the wards except one have been W' rketl under the management of the Sapenaten 1 ? i t of b'ticc!?, wlioso expenditure- have largely exceedw.t tb<- aiiprnj^iaiioo. The oxccm will not v&ry much from $]6o,600. As soon as the several contraets were broken op or abandoned, it was the duty of the Commissioner 4Hkiive advertised for new cou ir?ct(. This duty he neglettedfi r many months, and when bids wete ottered vo dotho street cleaning ior lee. than $160 t'OO for a }ear. he refused to put the contrac tors in pest essiou of their jobs, on the gtound that there wue no appropriation covering the whole contract, lor a yenr unu teported the bids to the Board of Councthnen whithls dy, instead of r.< nfiiming the contracts, made an appropiiathn of $60,000, wlii-h ha-been expended by the (ommlssirner already, ami. not enough oven tor the jear 1856, by forty or fifty tl mi-and doll irs. The law is imperative, anil eont'acts should be made for cleaning the streets. If tide was done, the appropria lion of nearly *20 000 for inspectors of wards, anc about f 10 C00 m.re for lost*)-tors ot dumping boards, ticket men, fcc , and *17,(00 tor freighting a-bes, 4rs., might he dispensed with, aud from forty to fl'ty pet cent saved in cleaning the streets. Assuming that the law will not b? dlsregsroed by the Commissioner and the Com mou Council of 1866, I have deducted the agpropriatiuu for inspectors (a, $.10,000, and have put in the appro I riaiion tor tli is bureau the sum of $260,224. Rccaj'ilulalion. Bureau of Markets. ?' " lamps and (,a? otM,."*' w " (Trailing Streets 269,224 rv. nrpAF.TUK.vr or iikpairs Attn cuppu? Ptatement No. 4 ii an estimate of theC unmissloner <>' Bepairs sud Pu, plies, for the year 1866, covering a larg' amount for arrearages tor contracts made in 1866, n, which do appropriation wan made, a&l m prnwioul ?? the tax law tor payment. ... The foil wing 'tatement shows the character and extent of there contractu, which wete entered Into by the Coin mist loner of Repairs and Supplies iu contravention o the 10th sect icn of the charter of 1840, vl* T Hunt, ''mi n house, Eighteenth ward, inison work flfth and sixth payments $2,0.. J. J,. Miller k Co., do., carpenter work, last pay msr.t foster ft Howe, KugiceComi-iny Vo. 19, mason work, last paymsnt jjj' C. L. Ihitdy, do., carpenter work. last payment.... -M Owens k H eitlernan, station bouse, Ninth ward, ma son work, last payment 2,7?? C. L. Pu-dy, carpenter weik, Ninth ward sUtiou fcnu?e. last payment Mead ft Knight, do., plumbing, do. 74 < A. C. Henderson, engine c jmpany Vo. 47, carpen ter work, last payment ?4K Poster k Howe, do., ma-on work, last paymen'.... 445 Ludlow ft Whitfield, enghe company No. 45, mvson work, last payment 8,10 C. L. luidy, no , arpenter work, last paymen* ... 1,8 i't Ludlow ft Whitfield, engine company No. .17, m.. on work, last payment 600 poster k Howe, hose company No. 0, mason w rit, ^ last puyment 275 P'ostcr ft Howe, engine company No. 27, mason work, last payment <)24 Allison k Finch, co , carpenter wink, last payment.l.dbi) Alli.-on ft p'toc.h, Engine Company No. 41, carpenter work last payment 1,8*9 James rk Watson, do , nrsson work 95'J C. I.. I'uroy, Engine Company No. 37, carpent'r work, last payment .160 iloseph 0'Conner, lkngine Company No. 8, mason work, last payment. ",370 Carpenter k McUregor, do., carpenter work, last pay ment 1.239 A. C. Ileidersrn, Engine Company No. 12, carpenter work, last payment 864 Foster ft Howe, do., mason work, last payment ''95 A. C. Henderson, Engine Company No. 49, cirpen er wotk, lsst payment 1,088 Fester it Howe, engine company No. 49, mason work. last payment ;? m'?? A. C. Henderson, book and ladder company No. 13. carpenter Work, last paymeut 1.047 Joseph (t'Ctnuer. do. mason work, last payment....1,515 T k P. Or gan, lice company No. 16 and hoik and ladder c< ni(any No. 6, ma on work, last payment',!,850 J. 1, Miller ft Co., do., carpenter w -rk. laat p*ymentl,760 Cot '1 Collins, bote company No. 65, carpenter Wttk, laaLsa; m?nt tidh-1* Foster ft Howe, do mason work, last payment 7,174 Edward Lnmln, engine cmpnny No. 39, mason work, last pavm?nt 1,J?* A C. Henderson, do.. carpenter work, l??t payment. 9?k) James F.. Wat'on, hook and bidder company No. 12, carpenter work last p-vroent 2,200 Milter ft Vanstcnbcig. do , mason work, list pay ment . .1,125 C. I~ f nrdy. addition to Jefferson Market, carpenter ( work, last payment 2,200 | Ernever k Cnarlcrk, I nion Market, plum),log, last , payment | Fneover k Charloek. do. 676 Wm. H Torhoss, engine for engine company No. 87.1,301 Wm. It. Torhoss, ?ngtne for engine company Vo. 20.1 600 Wm! II Torboss, truck for hook and ladder company No. 1.3 W* Jesse H Ludlsin, hose carriage for company No. .19. 384 "line ft nartshom, truck for hook and ladder con I nrlam, hose carriage for company No. 38. 320 j H. tdcklcs, hose rarrlsge hir eompany 25..., 294 Do. engine for engine eompany 39 1,360 pc. do. do. 34,,...., .1,459 Wm. H. Wilson, badges for Ffra Department 1.190 James Smith, angina tor engine eompany 34 696 po. do. do. 24 Id" Total v Atraaragea tor repairs and supplies, for which there wan no appropriation $2,382 8. I- addition to tka snm of $111.246 87 tor which contracts have actually keen made, thora will ha repaired tor the year 1865, tor roada and HW 8tr**t expenses and paring 8,800 ? 10,600 00 Msktiw the total of arrearage*. $121,746 87

Tbe estimate of this department for I860 amount* to tba nun of $860,066 00 In addition to the sum for arrearage* of 1866 of.121,745 87 Making a total of. $988, too 87 Tbe Chief Engineer estimates that tor the construction and repair of engine* and machinery for the u?e of the fire department, for the year 1866, there will be requir ed.,,.,.,.,.,....* 881,666 It is estimated that tbe sum required for b llldings for tbe fiie department will be 876,000 Police and fire telegraph 6,000 Working Tenth avenue as a country road, under contract 18,000 Elation houeee 26,000 Well* and pump* 2,600 Tbe Cemmisaioner call* for the aum of $146,000 for re COi a to public buildinge, without giving the detail for ?o rge an expenditure; but It is thought, with economy, tbe num embraced in the ordinance ia sufficient.. .$60,000 For repair* on roada. it ia estimated that the aum oi $76,000 will be required; but tbe tame cum a* was em bi aceo in tbe ordinance of 1866 ia now included for road* and aveunes, viz: $60,000. Tbe estimate for atreet expenses and paring ia $160. - 000. Tbe sum included in the tax levy of 1866 was $76 000, wblch 1* thought to be sufficient for I860, and 1* the. sun included in tbe ordinance, 876,00". Ihe Commissioner of Repairs and Supplies has an es'i mate of $176,000 for rebuilding Tompkins market. Tbi is a very large sum to be added to tlie enormous tax roll of I860; ana in regard to the authmi'y to borrow for such purposes, tbe last loan of $500,000 for Building Loun stock baa been exhausted in tbe construction of (a iiciine and Union markets and Firemen's Hall. Whether T? mpkins market is to bo constructed by bo rowing, or by a direct tax, the first proceeding in relation to it should be an act of the Legislature, authorizing I' to lie done, either by loan or tax. Ibis market yields to tbe city, annually, a Vint $1,009 from hockters', am)$460 from butchers' stands. Tbe in terest, at 6 per cent, on $175,000 is equal to $10,600. Is tliis the mode in which we are to relieve capital from i'? hsavy taxes, and labor from the high rents which compel our mechanic*, carmen anil laborers to seek shelter for their families " over the borders" and beyond the inllu ei re of excessive taxation. The foiegoing, however, are not the considerations which induced the Comptroller to refu>e to open the bids tor the Tompkins maiket. The Commissioner of Repair* and Supplies, after making contract* to the amount of more than one hundred and twenty thousand dollars be yond bis eppropgiatioii, In direct violation of the ltll'a section of '.lie charier of 1810, and after the Law Commit tee oi 1ho Board of Aldermen had, on the 24'h of Sept em ber, reported on the subject, and that puym?u< could not be made on these contracts without an act of the Legisla ture. author!:ir g a tax for tbe purpose, this officer stlii j ( i*i, ted in giving ic lice for bldPtn construct trie Tomp t ius market, the Worth monument, Ac.: and, under tbu-<e circumstances, the Comptroller pi utested against openiug tbe bids. No appropriation? for -he*e objects are intheordi nsnre or tax law; or for Diamond iloef, or the fonc around Tom (kins square. It ia worthy or re nark tin the Ciiininiscloner of btreeta culls lor 860,000 for feno aiiiiind Ti dj| kins square and fountain: whilst the Coni niisduner of Repair* and Supplies calls for $80,000 for th i ft me alone. 1 ho Utter officer is backed by a resolution fur tbe proposed fence, whilst the Street CoiuuiWioner i unsupported by any retidution, so far as has been usoer tsimd, although the work seems properly to belong t "lauds ai d Places," under the jurisdiction of the three Department. Wo arc approaching a crisis which will compel thi whole icmmi nity to oemand that the most eileciu, n eens be jilepted to get revenue fn m the market pro perry of ihe city, and from all other property. Wo ar about cntoriug upon tbe constriictlon of a large reservoii for Crohn water, a necessary work, which will cost seve ral millions of dollars, Ihe great paik maybe confirmed in tbe protont mi nib; the land for which is computed a' five millions of dolUjH, and heavy i xpunses will nnmedi airily follow. As roou as tbe Haibor Commissioners re port to the Legislature, and fix an exterior line, it will probuely tie cunsidend expedient to make a large outlay fi r dock* and slips, of such a character as is demanded for the cemme ce of a city which pays, annually, forty mil lions or dollars, in duties, to tbe general government. In view of all these mat?p. a, the Compi. roller will without nm ear unable delay, present to the Common Council and tbe Commonalty a full vlow of toe oondi tion of the debt of the city, present and prospective; the condition of the finances of the city, and suggestions fo their improvement; the intlnenoe of tbe Elate debt on the finances of ihe city, and particularly its boa ring on tbe tax payers. It is necessary that these facts shorn! be embodied, to enable tbe municipal government to ac> understanding'^. We most have retrenchment and re foim, or municipal embarrassment and socIaI disorgani /alien. v.?ii it ixsrarroB's peturtmkvt. Statement No. 6 is an estimate furnished by the CI'y Inspector, of tbe expenses of bis department for 186', viz.:? Salaries $21,90.! Liens on lots 6,001) Other expenses, us detailed in statement No. 6... 8,31 Tola) $36,275 VI. BIRBOOATli. Statement No. 6 is an estlnia'e of the Surrogate, of the > um required for tli? *upi>ort of hU office {lor 185(1. Th total is 6X2,000. the Surrogate pays into the treasury fr m fees, u sum which, ou the average, is more than equal to that ilrawn from it, for the maintenance of hi office, a? provided by chapter 432 of the l ost ion lav* of 1847. Vn. gtTKRKin COURT. Statement No. 7 is au estimate lurnished by the Her', of tiie 61.1ns required to pay the salaries of the justice., < lei lis nnggither officer* of the Superior Court:? Six #4 OtO each 62 UK) One CletfTT. 2,60> 11. ree '? each 61,200.. 3,000 One " 1,000 One " 90( Five " each 6800 4,0 0 Nine " eari. 6700 0,300 Total 642,30) Ksthnaled tereipta at Clerk's office f.,800 Amount t > !>e provided by tax .636,700 VIII. COURT or COMMON PIKArl. Mstemei I No. 8 is an estimate fund .lied by tlieCiork ot the Court of the amoun'. requited for the salaries of tl. Judges of the Court of Common riuss, and of the clerk* appointed under tiie act, chapter 198, of the laws of 1864, and the officers <d said court:? Three Judges, at 64,000 612,0os One clerk 5,601 One " 1,000 Kcur clerks at 61,000 4,0 io One " 90)) Two clerks at 6800 Tight clerks at $700 6,000 For arranging papers under resolution of itoard of Supervisors, sept. 26, 1861 1,200 Total $29,3 > Estimated receipts 7,00t? Amount to be provided by tax 622,30 ix. mux oQMmsATiaN to roues .rumens. Among the udditions to the tax burdeus of 186". brought forward from 1864-5, is the sum of $H 168 46 iu the levy for arrearages, (see statement No. 9,) to nay the inciease ofsalailes of Toiler Justices. Previous to January, 1862, Police Justices were paid fifirt n hundred do'laia per annum. On the 2c. of Januaiy ot that year, their salaries were Increased five hundred delists each, by a resolution in the following words:? Resolved, That the salariei of the several police and civil justices be. and the same are hereby, (tied at the suai of two thousand dollars per annum', wild sum to he in full for serv: rendtvtd bv them ou Fundays. tn the discharge of their dui as well as alt other ditties assigned then by the lawsol hiato, and ordinances or reaotanooa ni the Common Council On the 27th of l<ecerober, 1853, the Board of (Superw sors passed the following res* iution Resolved, That the Police Jusiloea he paid for extra service in addlilon *o their present salary at the rah; or on' sixth the compensailoD they now receive, and that the remind m tske effect on and from the 8th day of May, 1862. The increase, under thistesolution, the Comptroller re fused to pay, and a test suit was prosecuted by Justice Ftu.irt against the Corporation. Ihe Supreme Court decided that the Bupervlama b 1 no authority to make the increase. This declantn of tue couit has been overrule 1 and nul'ifled by an act of the lAghlatuto of 1866; (ci?p. 1'29) declaring the resolution of the Board of Supervisors ot the 27th Dae., 1868, "law ful Mid of binding force." In consequence of this law, theie is added to the arrearages to be eolleeted > , the tax levy of 1866 the snm of 60,166 46, payable to iti ? se veral persot ? named iu statement No. 9. 1M.RKAS* OV Til* RAI.ARIW OR THK <TTT COURTS. In the smre session of the legislature at which the decish us of tire courts were sat aside, in order to g extra pay to the Police Justices an aot was passed, (chao. 676.) authorising the Hoard of Supervisors, "if they shall trem It expedient to increase the salaries of Justices of Ibe Superior Court, the Judges of tiie Court of Coi .a Pleas, the .Surrogate, Recorder and City Judge, or either of there." tin the 18th of November, 1M6, the Board of .Supervi sors parsed a vote to add one thousand dollars to each of the six Jusiirea of the Superior Court, the same sum to each of the Judges of tie Court of Common Plena : the Surrogate one thousand dollars; the Recorder flftoen hun dred dollars, ai d the City Judge fifteen hundred. The latteT, Judge Stuart, will receive his extra pay as Poller Just ire of the Jefferson market police, and (llteen hun dred dollar" extra, annually, from the 1st of Jenua . 1866 as City Judge. Tiie Kw rder had It ? hundred dollars added to hit salary Iromedtstely oo iieing swo"? in as Recorder, and he now gets a further ad iTtion ... fifteen hundred, making a total increase of two tbou-au I dollars. The to'al annual addition to taxes, In consequence of the add,iti- ns by this resolution of the Hnpnrvls ts. i< thirteen thousand d' Pars ; and the total -um paid an nually to i be twelve persons holding these places is sixty thousand dollars. i. BTRRwr pRHArmrtrvT. Rta'erncnt No. 101* an estimate made out by the Htr, *t C< mirlsstoner far the year 1866. 7 lie estimate for "atrnets paving" amounts to 6611.700. in this is Included 612,000 foe regulating and filling Cvn sevnort stieet. frrm West street to Thirteenth aienu t. The objection to this Item Is, that an assessment for gradii g this street, to be made nn the land, the title <>i which is In clspute, will complicate the question in re gfttd to the sale of the T'nrt tiansevoort property, la this controversy, it wUI be recollected, thit Judge Mitchell has decided that the aaleof this property in 18?2 for (160 000 was invalid, and that no title passed to ihe purchasers. The Board of Councilmen have pa<ted a re solution to purchase this property, and to pay 6320 000 for It, thus giving a horme to the purchasers of 1862 e i ual to OlfO OOO. Theconsunimatton of this monstrous wtong to the city was frustrated by the action of the B ard of Aldermen. onlv to he renewed in the shepe of an asswu n eat on ine disputed property for grading and reflating (innrevoort stieet. The condition of this qnes'ion is shown tn 6 report from this department to the Board of Aldermen. I>oo. No. ?, 1664. For the reasons before lives, this estimate of 612,000 Is excluded from the sum proposed te be appropriated iu the ordinance. There la included in this aettmato 6102,000 for blvek pa I?a ft for paving Canal, Walker and On ins streets by assessment Before the appropriation ia made in this form the Common Council should ascertain and determine rlrable to havs the streets thai ptT?d 1/ it ^n'toWalk done, or If theproperty holderi will agree that it *h3T be Jone and paid by neawnt. Thl? itemk Moluded fr?m th? ordinance. Whenever the lecalitv #f th? hum. **?ai H?e fPPr<jPrimUun can he made. of WWroT" ^ f?r """l" * ,h8 The item for " lands and places" in adnntad ?a in the ordinance, with the exception of &0 000 for * fence and lonntain at Tompkins square. There is uo ? solution aulhorieing this depaitment to do this work m stated In another part of this report. ' The sum of 9818,644 66, In the estimate for "streets cpeiiu?|," ii put in the ordinance. The estimate proposes to raise by tax 9210,000, for docks and slips. Until the report of the Conuakstoiiere In re gard to an exterior line and barbor ensroachments no extensions or new docks ought to be built. The proposi tion to sxpend 960,000 moie at Manhattanvilie. Vi.hnut calling on the contractor to fulfil his contra -t, is a wi le d!L^re from sound business principles. The call for ?60.000, to meet other petltkns, may safely be deferred in the present cendltl. n or things; and the sum of 9100, 000 only is put in the ordinance for docks and alius the swine as last year. ' T estimate contains 967,000 for repairing docks. Th u. 1 ?. 1 < embracer a large number of piers which the lesser s hare engaged to keep in good repair for ???s,etrviMd.J'U,V" beinoluded in the lea-rw of therefore, Included in the ordinance only $.0 (CO for repairing dock#. J The estimate of 940,000 for Qutncy'a Reef, and 937,600 for I lamond Rock, are not included in the ordinance Aaiersments of thu charactir on the taxpayers, should a t least be provided for by a special act r f the Legklataro. 1 hey are not of those ordinary matter-or-course expendi '""I. w*?ich should be pnt in the annual tax law prepared by the Compti ol)er r 3U. WARD OF EDUCATION. No- 11 '?.*? ?atimate of the Hoard of Educa 'lhi f V'f t.XpTon.te of * department for the year 1850. In* total of this eftimat* in $1,023,364 36 of which of 1864? 0t $ ,0(i0 U brou$bt forward a# the arrearage .1 1, have been examined by the Commis sioneiH designated by the amended charter of 1853, and their approval is appended to statement No. 11. at. 4 XII OOVBWIOBB OP Tllif ALMSHOIH*. Statement No. U gives the estimate of the expend! year 1866 ?? muinU'Ilance 01 thl" department, for the 'Ihe total sum required Is Rftn Estimated amount of receipts....',.'.."'.','/,"/ 20 000 Amount to be raised for support *817 nun The amount raited for 1866 /!!.'/ Ola 460 Increase over 1865 9204150 . XJII. KBTXIVBR OKTAX1W. ' f. No-WJ. an estimate of the sum requtrcd ?ri ? i/iV 08 ' Receiver of Taxes for the year 1858. The ordinary expenses ? f the Bureau for tbeyoar, riot in fear>9u!!e32o'.,DP*I'** n fjr *'xtra clerh" tor half the in addition to this, there is an arrearage to be out In The htaJ ' "I H1-" buie*u' f"r the year 1855, <,f *8.800. The history cf this am hi- go is brh-fli as f.illuws-?In fhe^sx'taw o'fSsis ?""rrd ",f.^u^'n'Ko-K, "? the face of ill? i 1,, /A ' the cotupeoHfttimi of the lie *"'1 ''is deputy at $1,500, parsed a resolution to increase the pay of each $1,000 and made t Xrrarmi,,eHDt t0 th" clerki^herX trtiler retofed topay these increased salaries, for tue sv1'81 V 1,ad no authority whatever to make Ibtm; and he so stated, first, in a report to th? Board ot Ccunclln.en in 1854, Doc, No. 4, page 3J4 aud 18*4 ?Sl"lrt ,h? Board if Supervisors, January 2d in Marlh up/ C*U rP8"rtftd to lh? legislature aaii 'nMarch last procured the passage ot a law to legalise tha fhll'n. r? r i'fc' Supervisors, or December ?4 1863 the tfloct of wbl h is to give all the persons named lu the act, two years extra pay, that Is, from January 1 1854 to January 1, 1856; and to secure hereafter to the' hemi 8f *. w,'ose business occupies him about six mcnths in the jear, a compensation equal to that of the Mayor, and one third more than the pay of heads of bu reaux in the same department, whose responeinilllles are mmShs^n'fce'ywir'.^0** 'g conBt*nt during twelve ir.t!li1?ri8 W\* D0 ?PPtupt'allon in the tax levy of 1856 to pay this extra sum. It was necessarily deferred auu added'to'th ? *n"'Df lhe Ufoarages of 1856,'to be added to the enormous ana oppressive levy of 1860 tv.. ?.t a .. xiv. Asvuin son mrom. vld?'sSSf?^0B> cb?Pter 183 of the laws of 1856, pro I vf/v 2. s buperv tsors of any county In the tt'ata from "s7 2? Helec^d an'1 recolved into the for Idiots, and whose parents are unable to fur nish them with imltable clothing, are hereby authorised raise* s?i"ifrn f 8 P2/'iJa *re under Instrnctlnn, to raise a sum of money for this purpose, not exceeding *20 in any one year, for such pupil, from liald enu^y 40 ^ "P"Ti> "d ma-ked No. 14, it a letter from the Executive Committee ofthe Asylum, giving tbs pupils falling within the provision of the sec fun above quotod. lhe sum required to be raisnd fur the year 1866, lor this onject, k gfao. XV. COMMON ECOOOLB XOR Til* BT.lTt. Statement No. 16 In h letter from the Stnte Stinerin texdent of i'ublle Inst ruction, slating that he has U-er taineil iha portion of ihe sum oi sight hundred thon..nS dollar* diiected to he collected from the Herora! counties plsicd ADrflll^SM1* fr's"rI.Ch'^ Uu0uEhont ?Ute, passed ApiU 12 1861, and thar the amount thereof rc ??2711fuo'jn rtT,-h* '**' ,n thp eo,ln'J Of New York is $2| l,f.)H 40. This county, therefore nays nearly thinv four percent cf the wboiesum lake! fer the t>eo sciioo's mVlnt.nin'' \{'n ,Me % million of dollars for^b* maintenance of a free school system, whloh nroviibs Mboctaoaees lnstrnerion, books and fuel, for every child wh^ch can be induced to attend the public schools of the SOI IKTY FOB Till! BBFOHMATION OF .WVW1IJI DKUNqi KXTS IN I, .. , ^ THB cmr CF NXW TOBK. . ?awacflSai, chapter 186, section 1, the sum or '?? thoasani dollars is to be annually raked for the So ciety for the l.ifoima'ion of Juvenile DelinuuentN e,,,. tection referred to is as follow ,U8nt"' Tbt mggms-sm mammm pojjeji," patmed April 10th; 1824 ber par* The act entitled 44An act for the Prevention of Intern perance, 1 aup^riMtn and Crime," pa*?ed Anril ft Kan/ "C?> Wh,C"lU,8 ^ *?d 0T*r "> the Society for the Reformation Belinquenta, and that sum Is now Included in the ordinance to be rai.-cd by tax. a^iB^'S-SaSS.W22 their time and contributeii their meuns to perfecting an ju'1 if the greatest benefit to the cilv and State andit ta beUeved lhat tbe tax payer* of New York^n hav-no desire to see an institution of this kind crinnle,! <Z:T cornparatlvely small sum of four thousand TV.1. I. T0.IUC JVy'V'I-M AN1LCM. .efer j ,"d"tlu!!t ,rom tbe one previously referred to, and was chartered In 1861. It it de-intied in take up vsinant children in the streets ln.?!T?? and bind tEem out to useful Vt k prov^ in the charter that the Supervisors shall raise annuallr a sum equal te *40 for each inmate In this institution nittth^r number of children Uken Into cusbsly are made to the Comptroller semi-annually, and from these It is estimated by the President oi thecomuan^/hatu^ ?utog'yvar.' 8nJ d",lar" wfU ** required for the e.. _. , . XIX OOBONBB8. , totement No 10 ts an estimate ofthe amount re A, , rn, i Ti88 expenses of the coroners f.n 1866:? Approj.riallon required lor 1856.. . *18 nno Airianiges for 1866 2 800 Total $20,800 XXI 8AMRtKX. Ftafemunt No. 21 U a list ot the numerous officers, clerks ot the city government, who are paid directly from the Treasury, under the head of salaries, together with the amount paid to each. Thl* xtatemonl c..ver* only a portion oi 11.e amount* annually paid to Individual* for their rervices. The total Bum embraced In statement No. 21 i* $'iB4,000 The amount raised to nay police 826,600 Salaries paid by Alma House department 120,000 " ?' Hoard of Kducation. 47t.OOO Coroner*' fee* 18,000 Mating a total of II 801,500 Raiitd by taxation, and properly belonging to ''salaries." Aworwr or tax ijevt. The total amount put in th" ordinance to beialaed by tax in $11,175,865 43 Amount rained by tax in 1866 6.843.842 S ? Increase ?vcr 1856 $832,032 54 All of which la respectfully submitted. A. C'. Kf.AGO, Comptroller. Tir* nrrs pa\ kmxst ut nrunwar. Hie following communication wax then receive i from hie Honor the Mayor, and referred ta Con mi ttee on Or dinance*: Maths'* Ovetnt, Dec. 8, 1866. To tsk Hofronjtiiit. tub Board or Co> vt u. it .v: - (>r.rT!iJm>?I deem the condition of the Hum pive nx nt of sufficient imp >rt*tjce to call your nerioo* atten tion to it once more. The long and continoUl w-ar it ha* beta subjected to by the many thousand horse* and vrlncle* of all kinds which are almost daily )<a*?ing OTer it has rindrredit cn'.irely toosmooth for sa'e'.y. A cidiot* to borer,and even to Individual*, from thl" source, are coniinnslly ocenrrlrg. Not a day psaees withon. nu merou* ci mplaint* coming to the Mayor's office, and I am without any power to ramnve the difficulty. In January lart I urged the Cummin Council to adopt rrme relief for til* very serious svtl. In my nprm i<n tlie only remedy Is in grooving, at right angles with the curb, which, if done by euttings of auou' three ibchts a| ait. will uo cou'it answer the purpose. If, how ever, lt\ your J'.dgnitnt any other mode will be bet 'er adapted, I hope It will he acted upon at onee, and that fhe work may be performed in time to afford 'rme relief from the ice and sleet of the win ter mmths. 1 am confident the Importance of of thin suhjeet will impose upon yon the necessity for im mediate action of some kind, that the people may be re lieved from fo great a burden. The Injury to property Involved Is of great magnitude -In the aggregate no uoubt amounting to thousards of dollars every month. This ought to be a sufficient c iiir(deration to warrant action, even if w? have no sympathy fur the h.>r?e, that noblest of animals, so cruelly dealt with In this indiffer ence to hi* safety and com*irt. Very respectfully, raiVANfK) WOOD, Mayor. Ti e Board thin went into the third reading of bills, and varf >us reports were presented from tie Bureau of After-men's In regard to street improvements, and passed. At this part of the proceeding* some wag or other threw brimstone In the stove, and the rmell of sulphur became ?o sttvrg throughout the room that It was found necessary to pat down all the windows. By some It was suggested that this wsg, whoever he was. befriended the members in that preparing them tor the smell of brim stone. Adjourned. >?WI ftw Mexico. THB OiHIAl TRANSFERRED AGAIN TO MX*ICO? CABINET DIFFICULTIES?MO KB RESIGNATIONS? T1PAURBI 8 POSITION?KUOITIVK 8LAVES-?TEXAt MLATION8?-FRKNCII CLAIMS. The steamer Orizaba, URpt. T. Forbea, arrived At Sea Orlead? on Mot. 26, from Vara Cru*. Tip Otiaabe brought $47,700 in ' pec la. By the above arrival we hare da tea from Vera Cru* tc the TJd, and Croat the city cf Mexico to the 18th ultimo. The aeat of government had been brought bark trim the city of Halpan to Mraieo. The President and < Cabinet will remain in Mexioo until the 17th of February, when the aeat of govacutnent win be permanently removed to Dolores de Hidalgo, when and where the representatives of Congrese will aaaembie and proceed to tne adoption of a constitution for the future government of the country. In the meantime the papers are clamoring for an organic law to govern the country until a constitution can he adopted. The ) apert assert that the best foaling seems to exist between President Alvarex and General Vidaorri, and several private and public communications have passed between them, in the last of whieh tbe President praise, him very highly for the energetic manner in which he has acted against the American adventurers who had In vaded the Mexican r oil, and promisee to send five thousand men immediately to his assistance. Ti.e papers contain an old correspondence between a number of citizens ot Han Antonio. Texas, and General Lengbeer, of Mexico, in relation to the return of fugitive staves from Mexico, in which the latter expies.es bis wil lingness to enter Into a treaty for tbe mutual rendition of fugitives from labor?.laves on cur part, and peons on tbat of Mexioo?but informs tbe Texaos that he would have to coneult bis government before giving a final an bwer. General Lengbeer states tbat Mexiso would glally embrace any proposition tbat would relieve the frontier i fro worthless and undesirable a class of population a., are the fugitive slaves. This cor respondence, it appears, look place in August last; but, by some accident, was 'dished. never before pubil _ Another difficulty bad occurred in tbe ministry, and Prleto bad resigned ih* poile-feutUe of Secretary of thi Treasury?a movement that is regretted br all and viewed aa a great calamity to the country, as IVieto was considered one of tbe most able men in Mexico, and dur ing the brief period he held the important office ha has resigned many essential and excellent reforms had seen made In the Treasury d< p.rtneut. Den Miguel Blanc > had tie n arrested, and was en rvuit for the capital under a strong escort. The citizens of I'uobli have petitioned the govern ment to outlaw Fantu Anna and all of his late officials, and declare them t.altors to the country. The Presldnnt has reappointed General Uruga to his former post of Minister to Beilin. The BeinWo, of tbe 17th of November, says that Sen>r D. Santos Degollado, noiniua ed Minister of Fomento, de clined accepting the pori folio, preferring to aeende to tbe solicitation of the inhabitants of the department of Jalis oo, that he should combine their Governor. The ohnir was consequently vacant. The IltrajUln proposes for it Senor D- n Vicente Onigo-a, a gentleman, it says, of high attainments, and a progressive liberal, who has for some time resided in Europe, expressly for the purpose of ac quiring the tnforma ion necessary for such a post, lie U said to be v.ry highly esteemed in Guadalajara, for his high-ti mod principles and the many good qualities by which he is udoj ned. Tbe govenunent has ordained a reorganization of the Board charged with the revblon of Frencti claims under the diplomatic convention of June 30, 1851. Senorss Francisco Garcia An ay a hnis Coma, and Antonio Mier y Teian formed the new Hoard The New Orleans Bee, of NuvembrA Ufi, saysCom modore he.vbaud, well known in our city, has boon nj. pointed Coiomiimler General of the provinces on trs Pari tic coast. We rejoice at hearing it, though we think with the Trail d'Uninn, tha'. the Consulship at New Or leans would have been more agreeable u> him and mors profitable to the government. AN0T1IEH ACCOUNT OK TIIK ALVAREZ RECEPTION. The reception of Alvaiez on reaching tbe city <1 Mexi co was as ceremonious as such things ordiitarily are ? not as they lrnve been in Mexico. At the Belea gate, % salvo ol artrllery greeted him, and the firing ot cannon, the riDRicg of belts, and the acclamations of the peopfe billowed htm till he entered the palace, The contrast hwevrr, between the extravagancies of the reception f Santa A or.a on the return from bis campaigns in th' South and other expedition*, and this, is a subject cf general remark ia tbe papers. Whether it was fatigue or emotion or probably both, save the Trail d'Unirn, Gen. Alvarez was unable to-e UT ~ ceive official felicitations. Immediately after his arrivals* the palace. Shortly aftetwards, however, be procee-lei to the cathedral, where a Te Betttn was celebrated In going and in returning, the l'rerIdent recognised th? different clnb. mid the people who had already grwtei htm. The moricipal council, some members of re igkrua communities, the Judges, tbw magistrates of the.Supcwu> Court, the ministers, and some generals went to n\e<? him, arid formed an escort for him. The General, with out any ether insignia tbsu the Presidential scarf ant the sash of General of Division, was in a close Carriage. In order to avoid all possibility of a conflict, the gm it son which had been quartered in the city had been re moved during the previous evening. One portion of lt| Tocubaya, was sent towards Tacubaya, to form under the cornraaol of Gen. Gliilardi;a second portion wae sent to Isigos to U similarly placed under the command of Gen. Zuloug*; an! the r< mainder were sent to Jalapa. the new forces which took possession of the plaoe hal heen pi udently supplied with warm cloaks, in order t? protect them against the cold of the capital, unused to It as they had been in their tropical native regions. TIb officers are said to bare been lees cared for; scarcely shod, scarcely clothed, armed with equal rariety ant rctmiig insufficiency, their appearance readily suggested the futunirgs and privations the revolutionary army most have ut dergone in its long struggle against the lorees of despotism. POSITION OK TBI PDfTOS IN THE CAPITAL?THE POLF | TICS OK ALVARRZ AND COMONFOBT. fMexico City (Nov. 18) corrsrpondenee of N. O. Be".] lbe.e Pintoe are now domeglicated in onr midst, "her are furbolent, qnaridrome, yet cowardly, and unssl.led 1 n the use (Ijsrnrs. Our Iqperot, with wlrom they are continually in Dispute, and who understand so we i how to wield the knife kill 1bem off by tbe score; while the clima'e, which at thi. season is sharp and eold, is entire ly unsuited and highly injurious to a race habitual.-d to the tonid temperature ol the South. The Piut w will nn f oubtenly be exterminated by assassination an-l di.ea.-es, | if they rue not sj.cediiy sent hack to their native land. Every one here Is of opinion that a change in the gov ernment must shortly necur, but what wiUitbe, anl what good will it effect' (,'iiin. ?nbe! Npenkiug frankly and without crr.-nmlocuiion, 1 may say that l enei al Alvarrz is not fit tor the Presidency, nor does the office suit ldm. Hence the perpetual aril embittered struggle still to progress and constantly In creanirg between the two wings of ihc liberal party?th. mmhradu*and the j uros. Pa nor Cumonfort, the most eminent pubiit mania Mexico after Alvarez, is a uiodnr ado, most of his col leagues in the lubinet ate puna, The President neither < ne nor the other. Prleto, Minister of Kin into, as the most prominent representative at the puna, has Ireen at dagger's point with Comonfort. The latter was deternenen to re.lgn, 1' the former romainpd in office, and tin i-rrsa. Alvarez, badgered and bothered by thi. intestine feud, refused to part with either. This littl" comedy has boeu renewed hair a dozen times at ie it, At I this present writing Mr. Prleto has actually re-igaed, and I am utterly unablo to aay whether it will be ac cepted or declined. Feme weeks ego, when the rfflce of Minister of Finance it byf" - - - - berame vacant by tbe resignation of Melnhior Oeampo, twelve days elapsed ere any one c >uld be fooml willing to assume its cares and resi-onsibilitics. Nenor Arri ?}* Was st lergtli induced to serve, after the p>st had be- o refused by no less than five public men. Thus for we have had no Minister of the Interior. Political Intelligence. Tnf! MlSKOmi SKNATORS. [Correspondence of ' he 4t. Ionia Republican 1 r. 21. 1S55. Jki sxnrtuN (irv, Not. It ia now well underdo-si here that there w?l a pro ject on foot among a portion ot 'he Kenton men ami cer tain whig* to elect two enators this session, one of whom was to be Benton, and the other a whig A paper was got'ro op and signed by Home whigi who are hn wo here, lbat pepfT waa seen and was offered to some whip", who, i* w\? thought, might fjae. and who refused to fljin it. 'ibere were c^r'rtir leadf g whig name at tached to i! and they could he aenied upon the best au thority. Where the paper now ia, la not known, bat the proposition received so little favor that it fell to the ground like dead weight. Mr. Wilaon, wboee name was intnti r ed In a former devpatch, has never counte nanced this bargain in nny shape or form, and it la to be reg'etted tbat he felt called upon this morning iu the ftenatc, to make an explanation, by aonr truing the despatch as baring mnde him a party to the fu-i<>u. Thin vis i Ot Irtcnled, ami his name was Mentioned -is one of the public men talked of. who might bo av lilahle In caae the project succe-(led Mr. Wilaon denied, thin morning, in ti e moat emphatic terms that he evr was, or could he a party to a. ch a transaction, and repudiated such a fu't'owlth et'ber of the wings?contented i stand throngh wral and ,.oc upon the eM wins ;.tntf.n Tire main l.le id the whig- ate ?.i right npon this ?!<!' flop and wid not he ac luced into anjr aoch altlame. It U safe to say ?! e -e will b' no fusion and nnelcciion. The paper lbs'was circulate'! had eleven whig namei upon it, and it is fair to preaume tba' tlila wa? the eaten-. Tb< bill inn rporating the kMefpyl Rnflrmd Oompeoyjwai ilefeatn. this n.otrlng in the Mouse?aye It. noe- 73. It is feand that this v..ie may ba-e mh? rlf?' npon the Senate bil pa'aed yestirday. That bill will pr iiably ' taken no this afiernc n or to morrow. t'n the s'eamhout I;alnb"W, the othe dny, a-ceodtng the Ohio river, an dnpronufn poMtteal mee?ing was hail ?nl remlutlots jwsseC and signed by over t?ve hundre passengers, u.moisting Millard i Ulujorea* their flrat au , only choice f.r the I'leriJeocy. Kewa by the Mall*. tin the l!4th nh. Mr tv.er t .,na.fee cl Psstuckel, M?ss., died of bydroph-bia. alter ter .ible ?,iT*ring A Is ul leven wei-'ha prevhradv be was bitten slightly bj hiaowndtg Ilia wife was bitten about the Mine tl in by the dog snd >be mast, of course. Ire under the MO paintul apprehension* as to the reanlt. The laws of I'claware puni-h with -everlty al'm inu* of c line. A man named Laborious ha* ju t been i on victed at tVilmington of lior-e stealing, and sentenced > restore to the owner g?6o, to pay a doe ot gluO to tb btate, to -tand lu the ptlb rv < ne bour, and be wh.ps. ? with tw nty bodies. The same MM has al?> been C"t vteted of laiccnv. for which the sentence ia td ix whi,, pvd with Ove Uihea, to be Imprisoned one day af'er 'u expiration of his sentence id tba former ca*e, to .r tS44 50, and to wear a convict's Jocket all month* au pny the cnata. Wm. Nottingham, o' Bates cutty, Missouri, -oneicr. and sentenced to i>e burg for the murder of b'a wits, w. executed at I'sppinvilie on the j;jd ult. A very U-3 number of persons witnessed the awfut scene. Vottioi ham made a cmfvMdnn and acknowledged to the rri ? f which be Was charged. He ml doctor by pr.* ?ion, and waa n very Intellectual man. Thai ? Is a etatute In Indiana which prevents th* test mony of a negro from being received In the courts. Ti, Usability, Jnst now, gives tbe o?gr> the monopo y of rh carrying trade In liquor in that dtnte. Aa they cann< he Made witnesses, the liquor dealers are net afraid t sell to tbeaa, and they are even generally entpl ?ye l to e Met the exchange between the seller and the ooruuioi-r the prohibited article.