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Very respectfully,

E. B. TOWNSEND, Superintendent of Property.

Lieut. R. L. HOXIE, U. S. A.,

Engineer District of Columbia. NOVEMBER 29, 1876.

VIII.-APPENDIX No. 8.-REPORT OF OVERSEER OF LAMPS.

ENGINEER'S OFFICE,

Washington, D. C., November 30, 1876. SIR: I have the honor to submit my report of work done and expenditures incurred from November 30, 1875, to November 30, 1876, as shown by the certified bills of this office, giving a total of $149,174.77.

The law regulating the lighting of the street-lamps has been fully complied with during the past year, as the lamps have been lighted 2,200 hours.

The Washington Gas-light Company having reduced the price of gas to their private consumers, voluntarily reduced the price of lighting the street-lamps. The law of Congress fixed the price at $10 per lamp per year, and on the 1st of May the gas company reduced the price to $36.70 per lamp per year, thereby making a large saving in the cost of gas for the streets.

During the past year the lamps have been extended as far as the gas company's mains would permit, and where the improvements required them.

I would again respectfully recommend that some steps be taken whereby the expense of lighting the city may be materially reduced. This can be done in several ways without any very great inconvenience to the public; for instance, there is a large number of Government lamps in open reservations, in which a number can be dispensed with, and there is a large number of Government lamps which this city is compelled to light, and which is a very great source of expense to this District, and to which the attention of Congress should be called, as it will require an act of Congress to release the city of this burden.

There is a great demand for lamps in the suburbs of the city, where the improvements have not reached, and where no necessity exists at present for lamps; and I would respectfully recommend that no more lamps be erected in the suburbs for the present.

I would respectfully state that 103 lamps, which are located in the inclosed Government squares, and which have been lighted by the city, have again been resumed by the superintendent of public buildings and

grounds, and are now lighted and paid for by the General Government, which is a large saving to the city.

In the city of Georgetown but few lamps have been erected, owing to the limited extent of the mains.

During the past year the names of the streets have been placed on the lamps, which will not only be a great advantage to strangers, but also to the residents of the city.

I would also state that, by a request from this office, the Georgetown Gas Company very kindly consented to a reduction of 25 cents per thousand feet in the price of gas, wbich will make a considerable reduction in the gas-bills of that city.

I also have the honor to submit a tabular statement of gas consumed by the different departments of the District, with the number of streetlamps erected and repaired, together with the cost thereof. Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

W. H. BAILEY,

Overseer of Lamps. Lieut. R. L. HOXIE,

United States Army, Engineer of District of Columbia.

TABULAR STATEMENT OF EXPENDITURES FOR LAMPS AND GAS FROM NOVEMBER 30, 1675,

TO NOVEMBER 30, 1876.

Washington, D. C.
Gas for street-lamps.....
Gas for District offices...
Gas for police-court ....
Gas for engine-houses -
Gas for station-houses ..
Gas for school-houses...
Gas for market-houses...
173 lamp-posts purchased..
196 lanterns purchased ..
159 lamp-posts erected, for service-pipe, &c..

70 lamp-posts moved to new curb.
580 street-signs placed in lanterns.
Number of street-lamps in Washington, D. C., November 30, 1875.. 3,230
Lamps erected since November 30, 1875....

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............ 3,623 Estimate of gas for public offices, streets, and repairs of lamps, for the cities of Washington and Georgetown, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1877 : Gas for public offices and streets....

......... $140,000 00 Erecting new lamp-posts and repairs.....

............................ 4,500 00 Total of estimate........

... 144, 500 00 Very respectfully,

W. H. BAILEY,

Overseer of Lamps.

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APPENDIX 9.–TABLE OF CONTRACTS TABLE No. 1.-Contracts and extensions of board of public works recognized as being existing

original contracts are those which have appeared in

Date.

Name of contractor.

Description of work.

Location.

Number of contract.

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Sept. 18, 1871 Patrick Cullinane. Set curbs and lay footwalks ... 41 st., bet. Me.ave. and arsenal

| gate. July 1, 1872 20 Extension board of Grade and macadamize........ 4 st., bet. Mo. ave. and arsenal pablic works.

gate. Apr. 23, 1873

Park and lay footwalks. (Can. 45 st., bet. Me. and Mo. aves...

celed.) Oct. 2, 1874 20* Commissioners'ex. Lay macadam pavement. (This 44 st., bet. Mo. ave. and arsenal,

tension with John work given under section 5,
G. Stafford.

original contract.) Sept. 18, 1871 21 R. S. Hulse ........ Set carbs and lay footwalks ... H st., bet. 24tb and 25th sts..

n. w. Nov. 23, 1871 Extension board o ...... do ..........

H st., bet. 18th and 24th sts., public works.

n. w. July 28, 1873 ....do ...........

Lay cobblestone pavement .... I st., bet. 220 and 25th sts,

n. w. June 3, 1875 Commissioners'ex Lay 12-inch pipe-sewers with 5 st., bet. 238 and 24th sts., tension. man-boles and traps.

In. W. Sept. 16, 1871 John 0. Evans .... Lay Scharf pavement... 17th st., bet. Pa. ave.and G st.,

n. w Nov. 23, 1871 Extension board of ......do ....................... | 17th st., bet. G st. and x. Y. public works

ave., n. w. June 15, 1872 36 ....do

Grade, lay footwalks, park, 17th st., bet. H and I sts., 1. .

and lay Scharf pavement. May 17, 1873 36 ....do ..

Set and reset curbs, lay flag 17th st., bet. N. Y. are, and B
footways on the east side and st., n. w.
brick foot walks on the west
side, and Scharf pavement on

the carriageway.
July 2, 1875 36 Commissioners'ex- Complete the unfinished work. ............

tension with Thos. (Under assignment of former
P. Morgan.

contractor.) Oct. 3, 1871 119 G. W. G. Eslin ....Grade. (March 25, 1875, as- 16th st. road, bet. Boundary st1

signed to William Fletcher.) | and Columbia road. Apr. 17, 1875 119 Commissioners'ex Complete grading ...................do...

tension with Wm.

Fletcher.
May 13, 1875 119 ....do .............

To embrace board rates .......
Oct. 22, 1875 119 ....do ...

Set curbs, lay footwalks, cob. 16th st. road, bet. Boundary blestone gutters, and mac. st. and the crest of the hill.

adamize. Nov. 3, 1871 131 Joseph S. Weems.Grade and gravel..............B st., bet. 1st and 11th stene, May 20, 1875 1311 Commissioners'ex- Grade, (no change in original B st., bet. 1st and 11th sts, ne.

tension, Joseph work.)

Smolinski.
Oct. 14, 1875 131 ......do .........

Set carbs and lay footwalks on Bst., bet. 8th and 11th sts., 2. e.

the north side. Dec. 31, 1872 1504, Thomas Lewis ... Set and reset curbs, lay and 9th st., bet. Pa. ave. and Bound

relay footwalks.

ary st., D. W. Construct sewer laterals, traps, 9th st., bet. Pa. are, and K st... and water-services.

In. W.
Construct 12-inch sewers, with 9th st., bet. K and Msts., .W.
man-holes, traps, laterals, and

water-services.
Construct 12-inch sewers, with Square 367.........
man-holes, traps, and laterals,
in alley in-
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Square 400.......... Aug. 14, 1873 1502 Reliquished .... The setting and resetting of 9th st , bet, Pst and Boundars.

curbs, the laying and relay. ' n. w.

ing of footwalks.
And the laying of 12-inch pipe- Square 399 and square 400.
sewers in alleys in-
* Proposals invited.

OF THE BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS.

legal obligations on June 20, 1874, and extensions of the same by the Commissioners, where the the printed reports of the late board of public works.

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