--The estimated expense for the following articles necessary to operating the city government from the 1st March, 1860, to February 28th, 1861, was as follows:
For water works, current expenses, including all, $25,000; appropriation to lay 24-inch main, $60,000; for streets, including sum to finish works begun, $38,921.32; for officers of city, including day police, $22,000; night watch
, $30,000; Fire Brigade, $20,000; James River
improvement, including all, $29,467.72; poor of city, $11,000; for new city alms-house, $63,000; Lancastrian School appropriation, $2,300; primary schools, $2,000; Volunteer Companies, $1,000; Regiment, $500; jury service, $2,000; Recorder and Aldermen, $800; Hospital and Physician, $1,000; Female Humane Association, $300; Male Orphan Society, $500; Coroner's inquests, $400; Shockoe Hill Burying Ground, $500; Oakwood Cemetery, superintendence, &c., $1,000; Chain Gang, $1,200; Board of Health, $150.
From an abstract of the report of the Superintendent
of Streets, returned to the Council yesterday evening, we learn that there is now wanted to complete orders for work directed to be done, the sum of $30,798.48. The Superintendent says that the entire expenditure through his office for the fiscal year, has been $59,539.93, and that the amount of drafts has been $57,079.93; that the aggregate amount of appropriations up to 1st March, 1861, for work completed, was $36,396.47, and that the cost of the said works was $34,458.06, or $1,958.39 less than the appropriations.
Some of the items have exceeded the estimates, (in all $280.09,) but the above is the total result.