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SENATE AND ASSEMBLY APPORTIONMENTS. Senate.

XLII. Wayne, Ontario and YatesThe apportionment act of 1906,

116,803.

approved May 14, having been pronounced

XLIII. Steuben and Livingston-115,void by the Court of Appeals, the Legis- 581. lature of 1907 passed in special session XLIV. Genesee, Wyoming and Allean act, approved July 25, rearranging the gany-107,281. Senate districts as follows:

XLV and XLVI. Monroe — Average,

113,804, 1. Suffolk and Nassau counties-Citizen

XLVII. population, 137,175.

Niagara and Orleans-107,328.

XLVIII to L. II.

Erie-Average, 146, 192. Queens-179,746. III to X. Kings--Average, 150,024,

LI. Chautauqua and Cattaraugus-155,

322. ΧΙ to XXII. New York-Average, 149.390.

No change was made in the apportionXXIII. Richmond and Rockland—107,- ment of Assemblymen, which remains as 681.

follows: XXIV. Westchester-202,650. XXV. Orange and Sullivan-135, 236.

Assembly. XXVI. Columbia, Dutchess and Put

Counties Having 1 Member. -Allegany, nam-132,216.

Broome, Cattaraugus, Cayuga, Chemung, XXVII. Ulster and Greene-113,619.

Chenango, Clinton, Columbia, Cortiand, XXVIII. Albany-163,983.

Delaware,
Essex. Franklin. Fulton

and XXIX. Rensselaer-118,732.

Hamilton, Genesee Greene, Herkimer, XXX. Washington and Saratoga-106,- Lewis, Livingston, Madison, Montgomery, 103.

Nassau, Ontario, Orleans, Uswego, Otsego. XXXI. Schenectady, Montgomery and Putnam, Richinond, Rockland, Saratoga, Schoharie-136,383.

Schenectady, Schoharie, Schuyler, Seneca, XXXII. Lewis, Fulton, Hamilton and

Sullivan, Tioga, Tompkins, Warren, WashHerkimer-122,441.

ington, Wayne, Wyoming and Yates. XXXIII. Clinton, Essex and Warren107,886.

Two Members. --Chautauqua, Dutcoess, XXXIV. St. Lawrence and Franklin

Jefferson, Niagara, Orange, Rensselaer, 127,796.

St. Lawrence, Steuben, Suffolk and Ulster. XXXV. Jefferson and Oswego-143,527. Three Members.-Albany, Oneida and XXXVI. Oneida-131,390.

Onondaga. XXXVII. Otsego, Madison and Che

Four Members. -Queens and Westnango-122,969.

chester. XXXVIII. Onondaga-169,732. XXXIX. Delaware and Broome, 115,994. Five Members --Monroe.

XL Cayuga, Seneca and Cortland Nine Members.--Erie. 116,681. XLI. Tompkins, Chemung, Tioga and

Twenty-three Members.-Kings. Schuyler-125,451.

Thirty-five Members.--New York. GOVERNORS OF NEW YORK STATE. The following table gives the names and politics of the Governors of New York State and the terms which they have served since the first election. Those marked with an asterisk were elected tor three-year terms and the others for two-year terms Name. Politics. Years served. Name.

Politics. Years served.

John *George Clinton.......D. R......1777-1795

Young.

Wuig......1847-1849
John Jay.
.Federal...1735-1801

Hamilton
Fish........

.Whig......1849-1861 *George Clinton.......D. R......1801-1804 Washington Hunt..... Whig......1851-1883 * Morgan Lewis. .D. R.. ..1804-1807

Horatio Seymour......D. .......1853-1856 *D. D. Tompkins.....D. R. .. .. .1808-1817 Myron H. Clark. ... ... Whig......1856-1837

John A. King.........R.........1857-1859 (John Taylor, Lieutenant-Governor, suc- Edwin D. Morgan....R.........1859-1863 ceeded D. L. Tompkins when the latter

Horatio Seymour......D.........1863-1865 becaine Vice-President, March 4, 1817.

Reuben E. Fenton....R. .......1865-1869 Name. Politics. Years served.

John T. Hoffman.....D....... .1868-1873 •De Witt Clinton..... D. R......1817-1823

John A. Dix........ .R.....

.1873-1875

Samuel J. *Joseph C. Yales......D. R......182.5-1826

Tilden.....D.........1876-1877

*Lucius Robinson ....D.........1877-1880 De Witt Clinton......D. R......1826-1828

* Alonzo B. Cornell....R.........1880-1882 (Nathaniel Pitcher, Lieutenant-Governor, *Grover Cleveland....D.........1883-1886 succeeded Gov. Clinton February 11, 1828.

(David B. Hill, Lieutenant-Governor, Name,

Politics. Years served. Martin Van Buren....D.........1829

succeeded Governor Cleveland Jan. 6, 1885. Name,

Politics. Years served. (Enos T. Throop, Lieutenant-Governor,

*David B. Hill.. .....D.........1886-1891 succeeded Gov. Van Buren March 12, 1829.

*Roswell P. Flower...D.........1892-1804 Name.

Politics. Years served. Levi P. Morton.......R.. ......1895-1896 Enos T. Throop. ..D... .....1831-1833

Frank S. Black. .R.........1897-1848 William L. Marcy....D.........1833-1839 Theodore Roosevelt...R... .1894-1900 William H. Seward... Whig.....1839-1843 B. B. Odell, jr........R.........1901-1904 William C. Bouck....D.

1843-1845 Frank W. Higgins............ 1906-1906 Silas Wright.

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1845-1847 Charles E. Hughes....R.........1907-1910 STATE CENSUS OF 1905. The population of the State of New York on June 1, 1905, as shown by the enumeration taken on that date under the direction of the state authorities, was 8,066,672, compared with a population shown by the federal census of 1900 of 7,268,894 and one shown by the federal census of 1890 of 6,003,174, including Indians and other persons on Indian reservations. The increase in population between 1900 and 1905 was 797,778, or 11 per cent, against an increase during the preceding decade of 1,265,720, or 21.1 per cent. The population of the State in 1905 and 1900, respectively, was distributed by counties as follows:

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Albany
171,497 165,571 5,926||Greene

31, 246 31,478

*232 Allegany 43,259 41,501 1,758 Hamilton

4,912 4,947 *35 Broome 72, 286 69,149 3,137 Herkimer

53,856 51,049 2,807 Cattaraugus 65,894 65,643 251 Jefferson

80,459 76,748

3,711 Cayuga 65,311 66,234 +923||Kings

(1,358,891 (1,166,582 192,309 Chautauqua 96,882 88,314 8,568Lewis

26,643 27,427 *784 Chemung 61,606 54,063 •2,458|Livingston

36,450 37,059 *609 Chenango 36,784 36,568 216|Madison

29,690 30,545 .855 Clinton 46,949 47,430 *481 Monroe

239,442 217,854 21,588 Columbia

42,868 43,211 *343||Montgomery 49,928 47,488 2,440 Cortland 29,503 27,576 1,927

Nassau

69,477 55,448 14,029 Delaware

46,788 46,413 375 New York... 2,384,326 2,050, 600 333,726 Dutchess 81,689 81,670 19|| Viagara

84,744 74,961 9,783 Erie 478,682 433,686 39,996|neida

139,347 132, 800 6,547 Essex 32,452 30,707 1,745

Onondaga

178,436 168,735 9,701 Franklin 47,012 42,853 4,159

Ontario

62,691 49, 605 3,086 Fulton 42,330 42,842 *512 Orange

108,270 103,859 4,411 Genesee 35,736 34,561 1,175., 1 Orleans

31,323 30,164 1,159 Oswego 70.1 11 70,881 •770 Steuben

81.815 82.822 •1,007 Otsego 48,209 48,939 *730 Suffolk

81,653 77.582 4,071 Putnam 14,169 13,787 382! Sullivan

34,795 32.306 2,489 Queens 198, 241 152.999 45, 242Tioga

26.885 27.951 •1,066 Rensselaer 122.579 121,697 882 ! Tompkins

34,135 33,830 Richmond 72,846 67,021 6,825 Ulster

86,661 88.422

*1,761 Rockland 45.032 38,298 6,734 Warren

31.935 29.943 1,992 St. Lawrence.. 90.043

89,083 960|| Washington 47,059 45, 124 1,435 Saratoga 62.657 61.089 1,568 ! Wayne

48,441 48,660 *219 Sehenectady 71,334 46.852 24,482 | Westchester 228.941 184,257

44,684 Schoharie 25, 273 26,854 *1,581 !Wyoming

31,355 30,413 942 Schuyler 15,122 16,811 *689 | Yates

19,408 20,318 *910 Seneca 25.315 28,114 *2,799 1

18,066, 672|7,268,8941 797,778 *Decrease.

The plan of distributing the population of public institutions is not observed in the United States Census, and the gains and losses due to this cause should be borne in mind in making comparisons with the results of the last Federal Census.

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NEW YORK STATE COMMITTEES.

Republican. Chairman. Timothy L. Woodruff, Brooklyn; secretary, Lafayette B. Gleason. New York; treasurer, Luther B. Little, New York. Headquarters, No. 43 West 39th street, New York. District.

District. 1—John J. Bartlett, Greenport.

20B. B. Odell, jr., Newburg. 2 John H. Campbell, Brooklyn.

21-L. F. Payn, Chatham. 3-L. M. Swasey, Brooklyn.

22-Cornelius V. Collins, Troy. 4Jacob A. Livingston, Brooklyn.

23– William Barnes, jr., Albany. 5-F. J. H. Kracke, Brooklyn.

24-J. Duncan Lawrence, Bloomville. 6Timothy L. Woodruff, Brooklyn.

25—John K. Stewart, Amsterdam. 7-M. J. Dady, Brooklyn.

26-John F. O'Brien, West Chazy. 8George Cromwell, New Brighton, s. I. 27—Daniel F. Strobel, Herkimer. 9-C. H. Murray, New York.

28-J. T. Mott, Oswego. 10 -Samuel S. Koenig, New York.

29Francis Hendricks, Syracuse. 11-George W. Wanmaker, New York. 30—G. W. Dunn, Binghamton. 12-William Henkel, New York.

21-Charles H. Betts, Lyons. 13 Ezra P. Prentice, New York.

32—G. W. Aldridge, Rochester. 14 Jos. H. De Bragga, Evergreen, L. I. 33–J. Sloat Fassett, Elmira. 15 Harry W. Mack, New York.

34–J. A. Merritt, Lockport. 16 Samuel Krulewitch, New York.

35-John Grimm, jr., Buffalo. 17 Moses M. McKee, New York.

36—William H. Daniels, Buffalo. 18— W. H. Ten Eyck, New York.

37—Frank R. Utter, Friendship. 19-W. L. Ward, Port Chester.

Additional member, C. W. Anderson, N. Y.

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Democratic. Chairman, William J. Conners, Buffalo; secretary, Winfield A. Huppuch, Sandy HII; treasurer, Arthur A. McLean, Newburg: clerk, John A. Mason, New York. District.

District. 1-Edwin Bailey, Jr., Patchogue.

?7--G. B. Van Valkenburgh, Lexington. 2- Joseph Cassidy, Long Island City. 28—P. E. McCabe,_Albany, 3—John H. Delaney, Brooklyn.

29-F. J. Molloy, Troy. - William R. McGuire, Brooklyn.

30-Winfield A. Huppuch, Sandy Hill. 5- William A. Duyle, Brooklyn,

31-Frank Cooper, Schenectady. 6- Thomas F. Byrnes, Brooklyn.

32- Dennis Moynehan, Herkimer. 7-Edward Glinnen, Brooklyn.

33- Wiliam S. Cameron, Glens Falls. 8 William F. Doyle, Brooklyn.

31-George E. Van Kennan, Ogdensburg. 9-Conrad Hasenflug, Brooklyn.

35—Charles N. Bulger, Oswego. 10-James P. Sinnoit, Brooklyn.

36-Harry S. Patten, Whitesboro. 11-D. F. Cohalan, New York.

37—Stephen Ryan, Norwich. 12-J. T. Oakley, New York

38-W. F. Rafferty, Syracuse. 13- Daniel E. Finn, New York.

39—W. W. Farley, Binghamton. 14-C. F. Murphy, New York.

40— William B. Harper, Seneca Falls. 15— William Daltun, New York.

+1-Daniel Sheehan, Elmira. 16-Bart Dunn, New York.

2-Charles H. Ford, Clyde. 17–J. Sergeant Cram, New York.

43-J. E. Schwarzenbach, Hornell. 18–J. J. Hagan, New York.

44-W. M. Sweet, Fillmore. 19-T. F. McAvoy, New York.

+5—T. W. Finucane, Ruchester. 20—J. J. Frawley, New York.

46-Jacob Gerling. Rochester. 21-E. J. McGuire, New York.

+7-G. W. Batten, Lockport. 22—L. F. Haffen, New York.

484 William J. Conners, Buffalo. 23-Wesley J. Springstead, Haverstraw.

Louis P. Fuhrniann, Bufalo. 24-Michael J. Walsh, Yonkers.

50—Henry P. Burgard, Buffalo. 25- Arthur A. McLean, New burg.

51-Thomas B. Heffernan, Dunkirk. 26—Robert W. Chanler, Poughkeepsie.

NEW YORK CITY GOVERNMENT.

MAYORS OF NEW YORK CITY. The following table gives a list of the Mayors of New York since 1665, when Thomas Wijlett was appointed by the Governor of the province. The office was filled by the same appointing power until 1784, when for six years the power was vested in the Appointing Board of the State of New York. From 1820 to 1830, when the charter was amended, the Common Council was the appointing power. R. A. Van Wyck was the first Mayor elected under the Greater New York charter:

Mayors. Terms. lll Mayors. | Terms. ll I Mayors. 1 Terms 1 Thos. Willett. 1665 33 Robt. Walters 1720-1725/65/H. H.

Have2 T. Dela vall... 1666 34 J. Jansen. 1725-1726

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1845-1846 3] Thos. Willett. 1667 35 Robt. Lurting 1726–1735 66 A. H. Mickle.. 1846-1847 4 C. Steenwyck. 1668-1670||36 Paul Richard. 1735-1739 67Wm. V. Brady. (1847-1848

1671 5 T. Delavall... 137J. Cruger, sr. 1739-1744

68 W. F. Have1672 6 M. Nicolls.... 38 S. Bayard. ... 1744-1747 meyer

1848-1849 7 J. Lawrence..

69) C. S. Woodhull. 1849-1851 1673 39 Edw. Holland (1747-1757 8 Wm. Dervall.

70 A. C. Kingsland 1851-1853 1675 40J. Cruger, jr.. 1757-1766 9 N. de Meyer. 1676 41 W. Hicks..... 1766-1776/71 J. A. Westervelt 1853-1855

72 Fernando Wood (1855-1858 10 S. v. Cortlandt 1677 42 D. Matthews 11 T. Delavall...

73 D. F. Tlemann. 1858-1860 1678 (Tory)

1776-1784

74 Fernando Wood. 1860-1862 12F. Rombouts. 1679 43 James Duane. 1784-1789

75 George Opdyke. 1862-1864 131 William Dyre. 1680-1681144 R. Varick.... 1789-1801

76 C. G. Gunther.. (1864-1866 14(C. Steenwyck. (1682-168345 E. Livingston 1801-1803

77J. T. Hoffman. 1866-1868 15 G. Minville... 1684 46 De W. Clinton 1803-1807 78 T. Coman (act.) 1868 16/N. Bayard.. 1685 47 M. Willett.... 1807-1808

79 A. Oakey Hall. 1869–1872 17 S. v. Cortlandt (1686-1687||48 De W. Clinton 1808-1810 180W. F. Have 18|P. Delanoy... 1689-1690 49 Jacob Radcliff 1810-1811

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1873-1874 19 J. Lawrence.. 1691

501 De W. Clinton 1811-1815|181 SBH Vance(act) 1874 20 A. de Peyster 1692-1695

51 J. Ferguson.. 1815 82) W. H. Wickham 1875-1876 21 Wm. Merritt.. 1695-1698

52 Jacob Radcliff 1815-181883(Smith Ely...... 1877-1878 22(J. de Peyster. 1698-1699

53C. D. Colden. 1818-1821 84 Edward Cooper. (1879-1880 23 David Provost 1699-1700164 Stephen Allen 1821-1824 85 Wm. R. Grace. : 1881-1882 241. de Riemer. 1700-1701

55 W. Paulding. 1825-1826 86 Franklin Edson. 1883-1884 25 Thomas Noell 1701-1702

56 Philip Hone. . 1826-1827 87Wm. R. Grace. . 1885-1886

57|W Paulding. 1827-1829188 A. S. Hewitt. 26 Philip French 1702–1703 58 Walter Bowne 1829–1833

1887-1898 27 Wm. Peartree 1703-1707159 Gideon Lee... 1833-1834) 90 T. F. Gilroy.... (1893-1894

89 Hugh J. Grant. 1889-1892 28 E. Wilson.... (1707-1710 60 C.

W. Law

91 Wm. L. Strong. 1895-1897 29 J. V. Cortlandt (1710-171!

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1834-1837'92 R. A. Van Wyck 1898-1901 30C. Heathcote. 1711-1714 61 Aaron Clark. 1837-183993 Seth Low 31 John Johnson. |1714-1719||62 1. L. Varian. 1839-184194G. B. McClellan 1904-1909

1902-1903 32 J. v. Cortlandt|1719-17201|63 R. H. Morris. 11841-1844 95 Wm. J. Gaynor. ]1910-1913

1|64|James Harper|1844-1845||

THE REVISED CITY CHARTER. A revision of the charter of the city of New York, which was drawn up by the rter Revision Commission and passed in an amended form April 4, 1901, by the islature, was subsequent y approved by Governor Odell, and therefore is now a law. r its passage several supplementary acts were passed by the Legislature, and these are laws. The legislative power of the city was vested in two houses, known respectively as Council and the Board of Aldermen. The charter revision conferred all legislative

power upon a Board of Aldermen. The Aldermen were to be elected Board of in November, 1901, and every two years thereafter. The president ermen of the Board of Aldermen is elected every four years by the city at

large. There are seventy-three aldermanic districts. The presiof the Board of Aldermen possesses all the powers of the Mayor during his bility or absence. The Aldermen receive salaries of $2,000 a year. No ordinance can be passed except by a vote of a majority of all the members of Board of Aldermen. The act says that “in case the ordinance or resolution involves

the expenditure of money, the creation of a debt, or the ers of the Board laying of an assessment, it shall require a vote of threeIdermen.

fourths of all the members of the Board of Aldermen to

pass it over the Mayor's veto; and if it involves the grant franchise the Mayor's veto shall be final.' It declares that "the Board of Aldershall have power to make, establish, alter, modify, amend and repeal all ordies, rules, and police, health, park, fire and building regulations." Also that "the d of Aldermen is authorized to grant from time to time to any corporation thereduly authorized the franchisa or right to construct and operate railways in, upon, under and along streets, avenues, waters, rivers, public places, parkways or high! of the city, but no such grant shall be made except upon the limitations and itions of this act elsewhere provided in respect of the grant by the Board of Alder-1 of franchises and rights in or under the streets, avenues, waters, rivers, public :8, parkways and high ways of the city, The Board of Aldermen is given auty to pass ordinances in regard to theatres, the markets, the hotels, the fire s, use of vaults, and to fix the annual fee, not exceeding $20, for each streetcar' | in the city. The act further says: It shall be the duty of the Board of rmen, upon the recommendation of the Board of Estimate and Apportionment. i

the salary of every officer or person whose compensation is paid out of the city ury other than_day laborers and teachers, examiners and members of the super& state of the Department of Education, irrespective of the amount fixed by this except that no change shall be made in the salary of an elected officer or head of partment during his tenure of office. The Board of Aldermen may reduce, but not increase, any salary recommended by the Board of Estimate and Apportion; but the action of the Board of Aldermen on reducing any salary so recomled shall be subject to the veto power of the Mayor, as provided in Section 40 of act, In case the Board of Aldermen shall vote to reduce more than one salary, Layor may approve the reduction of one or more salaries, and may disapprove the tion of others. In such case the reductions he shall approve shall become ef7e; and as to those which he shall not approve, the recommendations of the i of Estimate and Apportionment shall become effective unless the reductions be | passed by a three-fourths vote of the Board of Aldermen.' 'he Mayor of the city, the charter revision provided, should be elected in Novem1901, for a term of two years, and every two years thereafter for a like period.

In 1905 the charter was amended so as to extend the mayoralty term yrs of the to four years. The salary of the Mayor is $15,000 a year. The

Mayor may, whenever in his judgment the public interests shall so

require, remove from office any public officer holding office by apnent from him, except members of the Board of Education, Aqueduct Commisrs, trustees of the College of the City of New York, trustees of Bellevue and | Hospitals, and except also judicial officers for whose removal other provision de by this constitution." he administrative departments are as follows: Department of Finance, Law Delent, Police Department, Department of Water Supply, Gas and Electricity, De

partment of Street Cleaning, Department of Bridges, Departnistrativo ment of Parks, Department of Public Charities, Department rtments. of Correction, Fire Department, Department of Docks and

Ferries, Department of Taxes and Assessments, Department of ition, Department of Health, Tenement House Department. The head of Department of Finance is the Controller, who is to be elected at the same with the Mayor, and is to have like him a term of two-since 1905, four-years. [ the departments are single headed commissions, except the Park Department, has three commissioners; the Department of Taxes and Assessments, which has the Department of Education, forty-six members of a Board of Education, and epartment of Health, which has three commissioners (two ex-officio). he Mayor must at least once a year submit to the Board of Aldermen a general nent of the finances, government and improvements of the city, keep himself

informed as to the doings of the several departments and s of the Mayor. be vigilant in enforcing the ordinances of the city and the

laws of the State. The Mayor appoints besides those ly named all members of any board authorized to superintend the erection or re

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pair of any building belonging to the city, inspectors of weights and measures, commissioners of accounts and five Civil Service commissioners.

The Controller has control of the fiscal concerns of the corporation, scoounts of every department are subject to his inspection and revision.

claims against the city, except certain specified ones, Controller, Chamber- subject to his audit. The assent of the Controller is net lain, Sinking Fund. sary to all agreements for the acquisition of real esti

He receives a salary of $15,000 a year. He has cha of the Wallabout Market. The Mayor appoints the Chamberlain of the city, receives all moneys paid into the treasury of the city. His salary is $12,000 a y The Sinking Fund Commissioners consist of the Mayor, Controller, Chamberl president of the Board of Aldermen and chairman of the Finance Committee of Board of Aldermen. This board administers the various sinking funds.

The Board of Estimate and Apportionment consists of the Mayor, the C troller, the president of the Board of Aldermen, and the presidents of the 1

oughs of Manhattan, Brooklyn, The Bronx, Queens and Ri The Board of mond. Except as specifically provided by the charter, every Estimate and of the board must be adopted, if adopted, by a "majority of Apportionment. whole number of votes authorized by this section to

be ( by said board. The Mayor, Controller and the president of Board of Aldermen shall each be entitled to cast three votes, the presidents of boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn shall each be entitled to cast two votes, and presidents of the boruughs of The Bronx, Queens and Richmond shall each be enti to cast one vote. A quorum of said board shall consist of a sufficient number of members thereof to cast nine votes, of whom at least two of the members hei authorized to cast three votes each shall be present." It is provided that this be shall annually "make a budget of the amounts estimated to be required to pay expenses of conducting the public business of the City of New York and of counties of New York, Kings, Queens and Richmond for the next ensuing year. budget shall be prepared in such detail as to the titles of appropriations, the te and conditions not inconsistent with law under which the same may be expended, aggregate sum and the items thereof allowed to each department, bureau, office, bo or commission, as the said Board of Estimate and Apportionment shall deem advisab The budget is submitted to the Board of Aldermen. The act then says: "The B of Aldermen may reduce the said several amounts fixed by the Board of Estimate Apportionment, except such amounts as are now or may hereafter be fixed by law, except such amounts as may be inserted by the said Board of Estimate and Apport ment for the payment of State taxes and payment of interest and principal of the debt, but the Board of Aldermen may not increase such amounts nor vary the te and conditions thereof, nor insert any new items. Such action of the Board of Al men on reducing any item or amount fixed by the Board of Estimate and Apport ment shall be subject to the veto power of the Mayor, as elsewhere provided in act, and unless such veto is overridden by a three-fourths vote of the Board of Al men, the item or amount as fixed by the Board of Estimate and Apportionment s stand as part of the budget." The Board of Estimate and Apportionment als directed to include in its final estimate money for the support of a large numbe charitable institutions, which are named.

The Corporation Counsel, who is the head of the Law Department, rece $15,000 a year. He has charge of all the law business of the corporation,

legal proceedings in opening, widening and closing streets Law Department. acquiring property for the city by condemnation proceedi

ani the preparation of all leases and contracts. He is legal adviser of the Mayor, the presidents of the boroughs, the Board of Alder and every department.

The head of the Police Department is the Police Commissioner, whose 1 of office is five years. The act then says: "The said commissioner may,

ever in the judgment of the Mayor of said city or Police Department. Governor, the public interests shall so require, be remo

from office by either, and shall be ineligible for reappe ment thereto. The successor in office of the said commissioner shall also be appoi by the Mayor of the city within ten days after any vacancy shall occur, and sha! removed by either the Mayor or Governor whenever the public interests so req The salary of said Police Commissioner shall be $7,500 a year. The said commissi shall have the power to appoint, from citizens of the United States and resident the said city, and at pleasure remove, three deputies, to be known as first de commissioner, second deputy commissioner and third deputy commissioner. The P Department consists also of fifteen inspectors, one captain to each fifty of the number of patrolmen, except in the rural part of the city, sergeants of police, exceeding four in number to each Afty of the total number of patrolmen; round: not exceeding four in number to each fifty patrolmen; detective sergeants to the i ber authorized by law; the members of the telegraph force as specified in Section of this act; the superintendent and inspectors of bollers as specified in Section 34 this act; doormen of police, not exceeding two in number to each ifty of the number of patrolmen; surgeons of police, not exceeding forty in number, one of w shall be chief surgeon, and patrolmen to the number of 6,382."

The president of each borough is elected for four years. He has the fol ing powers: "He may appoint and at pleasure remove a Commissioner of P

Works for his borouga, who may discharge all the admini: Borough Officers. tive powers of the president of the borough relating to str

sewers, public buildings and supplies conferred upon

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