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ANNUAL REPORT of the
MUNICIPAL BOARD
of the CITY of MANILA
FOR THE
FISCAL YEAR 1907
i ‘MANILA
BUREAU OF PRINTING
190 7
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ANNUAL REPORT of the
MUNICIPAL BOARD
of the CITY of MANILA
FOR THE
FISCAL YEAR 1907
MANILA
BUREAU OF PRINTING
1907
SOAS




LETTER OF TRANSMITTAL.
Manila, P. I., July 1, 1907.
Sir : The Municipal Board has the honor to submit herewith its annual
report covering the fiscal year 1907, from July 1, 1906, to June 30,
1907, inclusive.
Very respectfully, Felix M. Pox as,
President.
P. G. McDonnell,
Miguel Velasco,
A. W. Hastings,
AV. P. Wylie,
Members.
The Governok-GenFhal of the Philippine Islands,
Manila, P. I.
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ANNUAL REPORT OF THE MUNICIPAL BOARD
TO THE GOVERNOR-GENERAL OF
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS.
OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY.
There have*been no changes in the personnel of the Board, and the
distribution of the committee work remains the same as last year, as
' follows:
Committee. Member. Committee. * Member.®
Law Roxas. New sewer and waterworks con- j Roxas.
Engineering and public works McDonnell. struction.
Police _ Do. Health ' Do.
Ed i i c.a.ti on Roxas. Advisory Board 1 Velasco.
Fire McDonnell. Markets and ma.ta.dero ! Do.
Electrical installation and illumi- Do. Expropriation of lands. ! Do.
nation. Transportation and sanitation i Hastings.
Finance and taxation Hastings. Licenses.— __ _ ... ! Do.
The Board held 304 regular sessions and considered and acted upon
3,260 different items of municipal business.
In addition to the large number of routine papers submitted for
approval—such as requisitions for supplies or for printing, applications
for licenses, etc.—6,412 letters were received and 7,932 formal letters
sent. - This is a slight reduction in the amount of written correspond-
ence as compared with the last year.
The Board executed twenty-four leases, entered into fourteen con-
tracts, and passed eleven ordinances, lists of which follow:
Property leased to city.
Location. ! “XlF;
6 Panaderos________________________________________________
14G Real---------------------------------------------------
89 Alix_____________:______________________________________
28 Concepcion ______________________________________________
4 San Geronimo______________________________________________
38-44 Gunao_________________________________________________1
Cuartel Meisic______________________________________________:
36 Bustillos__________________________________________________
608 Iris______________________________________________________
688 Cervantes __________________________________________-_____!
435-437 Santa Mesa____________________________________________•
4 Alejandro VI________________________________________________:
187 San Marcelino_____________________________________________!
118 Real______________________________________________________
31 Vives______________________________________________________
147 Real______________________________________________________
129 San Rafael________________________________________________
97 Dolores____________________________________________________
781 Lemerv_____-______________________________________________
205 Real______________________________________________________
1*50.00 i School.
40.00 I Do.
300.00 Do.
150.00 Do.
60.00 , Do.
300.00 â–  Do.
________! School and police
• station.
200.00 ! School.
250.00 Do.
80.00 Do.
200.00 Do.
200.00 Do.
80.00 , Do.
120.00 1 Do.
180.00 Do.
40.00 : Do.
180.00 Do.
150.00 Do.
75.00 Do.
200.00 ! Do.
o


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ANNUAL REPORT OF THE MUNICIPAL BOARD.
Cit)/ property leaned.
Location.
i Rental per
month.
Lessee.
Escolta bridge and Monte de Piedad________________________
21 San Fernando___________________________________________
62 Crespo_________________________________________________
68 San Fernando___________________________________________
P92.00
150.00
75.00
200.00
William Gitt.
A. H. Henry.
Gabriel Fuster.
Jos6 Molina Salas.
Contracts.
Contractor.
For—
Rate or amount.
Sy Chuy Chim________
Manuel Earnshaw & Co
Findlay & Co_______
Nicolas Vytingco____
Rosario Vizcarra____
Feeding prisoners in police stations, per person________
Cast-iron engine frame, with bearing brasses, etc.______
Sewer and sluice gates__________________________________
Concession, sale of lunches, Mcisic School______________
Gravel, paving sand, and mortar sand, per cubic meter.
R. Machuca Gotauco__
Feliciano Quiogue___
Manila Electric Rail-
road and Light Co.
John H. Dow_________
Juan Galmes_________
Manuel Earnshaw & Co
Findlay & Co________
City of Manila______
Painting city hall_____________.____________________
Burial of pauper dead_______________________________
Lighting of streetsa________________________._______
1*0.28 per dav.
P645.
P-2,000.
P45 per month.
Pl.35, P0.985, and
Pl.05, respec-
tively.
Pl,400.
P4 and P5.
Do____________
Painting High School_________________________________
Feeding prisoners in police stations, per person_____
Repairs to discharge pipes of Pluto__________________
Castings, gravity water supply_______________________
Removing excreta, etc., of military__________________j
Electrical inspection, fees, military________________>
P2,172.
P0.60 and P0.30
per dav.
P433.02.*
Pl,756.
P0.08| per diem
pails.
As per ordinance.
a Substitution of arc for incandescent lights.
Ordinances enacted by the Municipal Board during the fiscal year 1907.
No. i
Object.
Date of en-
actment.
86
87
88
89
90
91
92
93
94
95
96
Sanitary Code_______________________________________________________
Amending No. 31, pound ordinance____________________________________
Amending No. 11, use of streets and plazas__________________________
Amending No. 78, Building Code______________________________________
Amending No. 31, pound ordinance____________________________________
Amending No. 68, electric ordinance_________________________________
Repealing section 5, No. 47, regulating manufacture, storage, sale, transpor-
tation, and use of explosives_______________________________________
License and permit ordinance________________________________________
Electric ordinance_____i_________________________________________•__
Amending No. 93, license and permit ordinance_______________________
Amending No. 78, Building Code______________________________________
Oct. 20,1906
Nov. 5,1906
Nov. 10,1906
Dec. 12,1906
Dec. 15,1906
Jan. 22,1907
Do.
Feb. 11,1907
Feb. 15,1907
Apr. 12,1907
Mav 16,1907
Below is presented a list of various parcels of property purchased by
the city during the year, all of which, with the exception of block 42, in
Tondo, for the new Tondo school, two sites for sewer pumping stations,
and the pipe-line right of way, are for widening and straightening the
various narrow and crooked streets in the city.
A list of the property sold by the city is also shown.


ANNUAL REPORT OF THE MUNICIPAL BOARD.

Property purchased by city.
Purchased from— Location. Area (square meters). 'i^rice.
Jose Arriola Santo Sepnlero . . 97.21 FIT 6. 65
Carmen de Ayala de Roxas 150-165 Eseol tn. 54.58 4,842.00
Heirs of Fernandez Ruiz 52 Nueya. 96.57 828.64
G. Tnaaon- 206 Nueva . 69.40 555.20
Nicanor Abella and Feliciano B. Calle C and Third avenue _ __ 2,069.21 1,034.60
Basa.
Maria Ubaldo Tondo. block 67, lot 7 _ _ _ 238. 22 2,119.00 4, 931.84 65.46
Julia Tuason Herran and Nueva 533.34
M. M. Paterno. - 302-4 Nueva __ _ _ _ 10. 91
Apolinaria, Benito Placido, and Lo- Tondo, block 67, lot 7 242.19 800.00
renzo Modesto. (
Agustin and Luisa Inocencio Tondo, block 67, lot 5 326.35 826.00
Felipa. Lipoyeo Tondo, block 67, lot 2 _ 348 30T.00
Do _ -L? _ _ „ _ Tondo, block 67, lot 4 _ _ _ _ 102. 61 335.00
Natalia Fabian Tondo' block 67’ lot 3 90.94 487.00
Do __ __ Tondo, block 67, lot 8 109.01 615. 00
Agustin Inocencio Tondo, block 67 lot 10 . 199. 62 124.00
Hi poll to Dnsepee. Ton do,, block 67, lot 6 140. 94 443.00
Simeona Luinag _ _ Tondo, block 67, lots 11 and 12 102.97 147.00
Victoria Butler, Vda. de Burke San Fernando and Santo Cristo 176.80 5,847. 82
Vicente Socorro Marina. 25.10 37. 65
Miguel Carbonel ....... Aviles 64. 53 987.18
Estefa.nia. Nava.rrete Tsna.e. Pera.l 174.06 1,140. 00
George E. Wolf . ... do 4, 597.19 13,796.18 73.14
Jacinto de Guzman Lemery 29.49
Carmelo Bauerman do 53.97 539.70
R. Herns . Sa n .Tosh 6.24 . 62.40
Justin a, Esen ho _ Sa n Ma reel ino 5. 60 22.80
Luis R. Yangeo Ja.honeros 14.07 322.14
Canute Reves Vergara. 9.94 49. 70
Cirilo Ampil Sa.nde . .... 30. 65 91. 95
Tomasn, Bonoan A zea.rra.ga. 4. 55 91.00
Ricardo Aguado Diyisoria. 12.43 124. 30
Sixto Castillo Aze.arra.gn. • 284.51 2,850.00 650.00
Eulalia Lim ___do . _ _ (»)
M. E. Church Noza.leda. 369.34 3,675.20 1,400.79
Santiago Barcelona Lemery, Lorenzo Chacon, Melchor 271. 69
P. E. Church _ _ Cano. San Antonio. _. . _ 1,283.95 20.36 5,201.28
A. S. Watson Co Escolta 1,832.40
Jessie Lesser _ Alejandro VI and Tortuoso 3.34 13.36
Felisa and Maria Toribio Centeno and Qniota.n 223. 55 2,907.17
Martin Javier. C . _____ 21.68 32.52
Felix Javier __ Sn.n Sebastian ‘ ..... 9.65 115.80
Lcopoldo Belen Tondo, block 42, lot 4 426.37 1,417.44
.Tuana de Franeia Centeno 144.05 ’>282. 72
Ram6n Santos and Camila Francisco. Santa Ana, block 12, lot 19 _ 286 526.00
Heirs of Elena Trinidad Herrera Tondo, block 42, lot 2 388.49 1,318.00
Various persons Mari qn in a. Valley 1,425.41
Teodora. Mariano Tondo, block 42, lot 5 117.76 300.00
Franeisea Sneav Tondo, block 42, lot 1 _. 382.40 1,252. 00

il Building only. ’» And 104.37 square meters of city land.
Property sold, by city.
Sold to—
Location.
Area
(square j Price,
meters). !
Army and Navy Club________________
Josh Arriola______________________
Victoria Butler, Vda. de Burke____
F. Gutierrez______________________
Nellie Louise Cook________________
Candelaria Alonzo_________________
Ruperto Anido_____________________
J. R. de Luzuriaga________________
Luis R. Yangco____________________
Josh P. Borja_____________________
F. Villamil________
Pohooinull Brothers
C. F. Fyffe______________________
D. J. Doherty____________________
Santiago Barcelona________________
B. P. 0. Elks_____________________
Jessie Lesser_____________________
Ariston Tuason____________________
Julia Tuason______________________
Bibiana Isaac_____________________
Luneta extension __________________
Santo Supulcro___‘_______________
San Fernando and Santo Cristo____
Escolta__________________________
Penafrancia______________________
Estero Cegado____________________
Soler____________________________
Dakota___________________________
Jaboneros______________'_________
Dakota___________________________
_do___________________________
do____________________________
___do____________________________
San Pedro________________________
Morga____________________________
Luneta Extension_________________
Tortuosa_______________,_________
Barbosa__________________________
Nueva__________________'_________
Estero Cegado____________________
9,600 i
14.81 i
15.52 ;
12.14 i
714.62 i
86.26
29.39
695.70
2.71
397.70
525.85
1,142. 52
1.051.45
P)
343. 80
3,764
23.02
11.42
(b)
252.09
F38,860.00
17. 77
528.76
1,092.60
1,226.00
345. 04
176.34
4, 005.84
48. 78
1,750. 80
2,271.08
4,882.40'
4,461.12
9,000.00
1,922.30
15,056.00
92.08
11.42
140.00
1,008.36
Building and lot.
b Building onyl.


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ANNUAL REPORT OF THE MUNICIPAL BOARD.
The,contracts with Sail Juan de Dios Hospital anti St. PauFs Hos-
pital for the care of the indigent sick were continued in force during
•the year, with satisfactory results, the total cost for the year being
=P51,074.80. Under these contracts the two hospitals provide all med-
ical attention, medicine, food, and hospital accommodations at Pl. 40 per
day for each patient.
Cost of care of indigent sick of city, by months.
Month. San Juan de Dios Hospital. i St. Paul’s Hospital. :
Jnlv 1*2,170.00. 2,170.00 2,100.00 2,144.80 2,100.00 2,170.00 F2,170.00 2,170.00 2,100.00 2,170.00 ! 2,100. 00 ' 2,170. 00
August September October November. _ December
January______
February_____
March________
April________
May__________
June_________
Month.
San Juan de Dios Hospital. St. Paul’s Hospital.
P2,170.00 P2,170.00
1,960.00 1,960.00
2,170.00 2,170.00
2,100.00 2,100.00
2,170.00 2,170.00
2,100.00 2,100.00
Total cost for the year :
San Juan de Dios Hospital............................................... F25,524.80
St. Paul’s Hospital..................................................... 25,550.00
The contract with the Hospicio de San Jose for the care of juvenile
offenders was likewise continued, the cost to the city having been
PT0,386, or 40 centavos per day for each child. During the year there
were periodical outbreaks among the youthful offenders confined in the
hospicio, and on more than one occasion a number of them escaped.
Conditions have been remedied there, however, and it is believed there
will be no further complaint on that score.
On February 18 the Municipal Board pardoned thirty-two of these
youthful malefactors, of whom seven immediately returned to their
evil ways and were apprehended by the police and resentenced. A
statement is submitted showing the number, sex, and the average age.
Admitted, to reformatory at Hospicio de San Jose.
Month. Males. Females.
.Tnlv . _ 10 1
August 11 3
September _ _ 12 1
October.j 11 0
November 9 0
December 3 1
January_________________
February__________,____i
March__________________j
April_________.________
May____________________
June____________________
Month.
Males.
Females.
7 1
4 0
7 3
3 3
1 0
4 1
• . Males, 82; females, 14: average age, 14 years 4 months.
On February 17 the secretary of the Board, with the superintendent
of buildings and plumbing inspection and the assistant chief of police,
was appointed a committee to make a study of the Election Law, and
to submit a report with recommendations respecting the details of
the things which the Board was charged with doing under said law.
This committee was afterwards directed to take charge of the election
and to provide everything necessary for its successful operation.


DAM SITE.




ERECTING STEEL BRIDGE NEAR HEAD WORKS.




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ANNUAL REPORT OF THE MUNICIPAL BOARD.
*
The committee’s first duty was to district the city, or rather to divide
the two-districts provided for by the Election Law into voting precincts.
This was done by dividing the First District, including Tondo, Bi-
nondo, San Nicolas, and Intramuros, and the vessels and cascoes in
the river and harbor, and having a population of 112,123, into twenty-
three election precincts. The Second District, comprising Ermita, Ma-
late, Paco, Pandacan, Quiapo, Sampaloc, San Miguel, Santa Ana, and
Santa Cruz, and having a population of 107,712, was divided into
twenty-five precincts, making a total of forty-eight in all. Provision
was thus made for 19,220 voters. According to the census there are
actually 41,028 literate American and Filipino males over 21 years of
age. The result of the registration shows either that the number of
voters was largely overestimated or that the voters were very apathetic,
for there were only 7,902 voters registered, or a trifle over 3| per cent
of the population. A table showing the number of voters in each
precinct follows:
Jlesnlt of the four days of registration, June £7, 28 and 29, 1907, in the First and
Second assembly Districts of the city of Manila.
FIRST ASSEMBLY DISTRICT.
Precinct. : Filipi- . nos. Amer- icans. ! Total. I
1 220 3 223 : 14__
9 165 2 167 15 _
3 .___ | 225 5 , 230 16—
4 - — 205 205 17__
5 162 14 176 18 _
6 — .___i 118 3 121 19__
7 .___! 171 7 178 20-
8 i 141 1 142 21__
9. . _ 184 4 188 22_.
10 224 3 227 23__
11 __.i 126 i 2 128
12_ _ _ . i 52 ! 52 !
13 i58 j 3 1 161 1 i
SECOND ASSEMBLY
24 _ __ . ' 85 13 98 38__
25 ; 248 34 282 39
26 206 34 240 40_
27 ‘ . 220 16 236 41—
28 177 10 187 42-
29 . _ 142 3 145 43._
30 133 5 138 44__
31 82 17 99 45
32 139 25 164 46
33 : 240 10 250 47
84 i 111 8 119 48
35 .___! 87 29 116
36 . ! 147 13 160
37 ... 171 10 181 !
Precinct.
Total
Total.
Filipi- nps. • Amer- i icans. Total.
134 i ’ 11 145
65 j 16 81
54 21 75
228 1 20 248
66 7 73
28 ! 5 33
33 1 34
' 47 27 ! 74
166 31 ! 197
129 33 j 162
3,101 219 i . 3,420
164 23 187
61 10 71
188 15 203
71 1 24 95
162 ! 83 j 245
47 i 50 , 97
277 1 53 330
190 ; 106 296
331 i 37 368
136 1 2 138
130 i 7 137
3.945 ! 637 ’ 4,482
Precincts..........................•............................................... 48
Filipinos.......................................................................... 7,046
Americans.......................................................................... 856
Total Filipinos and Americans............................................... 7,902


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ANNUAL REPORT OF THE MUNICIPAL BOARD.
It is estimated that the cost to the city of holding the election will be
approximately 1*10,000; this will be paid ont of the appropriation for
the coming fiscal year. - The estimate includes rent of polling places,
salaries of the-officers of election (four to each precinct), printing
lighting, stationery, etc.
The collections of this office for furnishing and certifying to copies
of public documents were insignificant, amounting to 1*43.50.
REPORT ON FINANCE.
The following comparative itemized statements of receipts and ex-
penditures, and other exhibits herewith submitted, form the better and
more interesting part of the report under this head.
Receipts and expenditures, fiscal year 1907.
[Not including sewer and waterworks construction.]
Account.
Net expend-
iture.
Account.
Net receipts
To Municipal Board, Advisory
Board, public charities, etc_____
To law department (including
city attorney’s office, sheriff’s
office, register of deeds, munici-
pal court, and justice of the
peace courts)------♦-------------
To office of prosecuting attorney ___
To fire department ______________
To police department_____________
To department of engineering and
public works-------------------
To department of sanitation and
transportation___________________
To department of assessments and
collections______________________
To department of city schools (not
including cost of reconstruction
of Cuartel Meisic, other repairs,
and water and electric light)____
To permanent public improve-
ments 0__________________________
To Luneta Extension--------------
P-199,547.93
76,513. 08
38, 600. 03
278,630.17
794,130. 60
843,437.10
734,253.02
142,286. 54
•265,394.15
143,356.03
49,009. 03
By city assessor and collector, as
per itemized statement_______________P-2,590,254.30
By register of deeds_________________ 13, 474.74
By Insular Treasurer:
Miscellaneous col-
lections________
70 per cent of the in-
terest collected on
balances belong-
ing to sewer and
waterworks ac-
count on deposit
in New York_______
872.84
I
I
I
1,102. 24
----------, 104, 975.08
By disbursing officer: i
Transportationserv- !
ice Insular Goy- •
ernment_________ 106,567.24 j
Interdepartment j
collections_____ 139,980.92 I
----------' 246, 548.16
Total net expenditures by
disbursing officer *_______
To interest on sewer and water-
works bonds_________-___________
To sinking fund_________________
To Insular Government for New
York exchange-----------------
To Insular Government balance
due on purchase of land trans-
portation, etc----------------
3,565,157.68
160,000.00
38,740. 00
1,500. 00
106,567.24
Total net expenditures_____
Excess of receipts over expenditures.
Total________________________
3,871,964.92
231,255.88
4,103,220.80
Total collections____________
Less refunds paid by dis-
bursing officer________ 3,567.82
Less refunds paid by
auditor________________ 10,053.14
Total refunds______________
Net collections_____________
By Insular Government contribu-
tion, 30 per cent of 4*3,871,964.92.
Total___________________________
By balance brought down___________
2,955,252. 28
13,620.96
2,941.631.32
1,161,589. 48
4,103,220. 80
231,255.88
See disbursing officer’s Inhibits A and B, page 17.


ANNUAL REPORT OF THE MUNICIPAL BOARD.
11
Sewer and waterworks construction account.
Item. Amount. 1 l
DEBIT. To amounts previously expended and reported _ _ F597,840.76
To sundry expenditures during fiscal year 1907, as shown by re- port of disbursing officer ft_ 2,113,895.82
To balance on deposit in New York at 4 per cent_ _ _ _ _ 3,000, 000.00
To balance on deposit in New York at 3 per cent 414,010.70
To balance in Treasury here 299,513.42
Total _ _ _ 6,425,260. 70

Item.
CREDIT.
By proceeds of sale of $1,000,000
gold bonds of the issue of June 1,
1905__________________________________
By proceeds of sale of $2,000,000
gold bonds of the issue of January
1,1907________________________________
Amount.
F2,191,250.00
4,234,010.70
Total______________________
By balance brought down__________
6,425,260. 70
b3,713,524.12
aSee disbursing officer’s Exhibit C, page 18.
bIn addition to this balance there are $1,000,000 of gold bonds authorized to be sold January
1,1908, for this account.
Server and waterworks bonds.
[United States currency.]
Item. Amount. Item. Amount.
To series of June 1, 1905, sold on that dfl.t.p $1,000,000.00 2, 000, 000.00 1,000,000. 00 Bv amount authorized by Act No. 1323 $4,000,000.00
To series of January 2,1907, sold on that date. 1
To balance on hand to be sold Jan- uary 1, 1908'

Total________________________
4,000,000.00 ! Total.
4,000,000.00
By balance brought down________;
1.000,000.00
Server and waterworks sinking fund.
First installment, paid December 8, 1905.................................. $19,370.00
Second installment, paid December 10, 1906................................ 19,370.00
Interest earned to June 30, 1907....................1..................... 1,558.83
Total (United States currency)................................... 40,298.83
This fund is on deposit at 4 per cent interest with the International Banking
Corporation at Washington.
(Comparative statement of collections for the fiscal gears 1906 and 1907 and, the
estimated collections for 190S.
Fiscal year—
Source of revenue.
1906.
1907.
1908 (esti-
mated.)
! FI, 208,265.31
' 160, 049.25
; 269,430. 88
i 217,958.16
785.80
1,231.30
! 18, 730.29
68, 500. 77
Real-estate tax_________________________________:
Matadero fees________________________________
Market fees____________________________________•
Municipal licenses_____________________________'
Live stock, registered and transferred__________
Vehicle equipment______________________________:
Rents, city property___________________________!
Municipal court fines and fees_________________:
FI, 302,855.00
164,962. 53
238, 054.41
216,850.40
771.40
1,215.80
19,950.32
53,331.43 !
FI, 250,000.00
170,000.00
270,550.00
230,000.00
. 800.00
1,200.00
20,000.00
50,000.00


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ANNUAL REPORT OF THE MUNICIPAL BOARD.
Comparative statement of collections for the fiscal years 1906 and 1907, etc.—Continued.
Fiscal year-
Source of revenue.
1906.
1908 (esti-
mated)
Weights and measures______________________________I
Miscellaneous, burial funds (Bureau of Health)____
Justice of the peace fees_________________________1
Sheriff fees______________________________________
Sales, city land__________________________________
City attorney fees________________________________
Electrician fees__________________________________
Pound fees________________________________________
Franchise tax (Manila Electric Railroad and Light •
co.)____________•______________________________;
Secretary, Municipal Board fees________________
Internal-revenue dividend______________.__________
Miscellaneous____________________________________;
Industrial tax___________________________________s
Certificates of registration_____________________:
Pail system_____________._________________________
Vault cleaning____________________________________
Transportation of meat___________________________•
Cementerio del Norte____________________________ ;
Rent of niches (Bureau of Health)_____'________-___i
Building permits_________________________________:
Water rents______________________________________1
Boiler inspector fees___________________________ :
P6,410.40
4,935.60 j
6,757. 90 i
13,689.36 !
2,644.30
192.26
7,868.70
4,077. 00
28.662.85 j
69.oo;
74,876.93
13,811.70
1,191.81 .
846.00
59,327.16 i
38.691.85 J
3,470.74
13,425.09 I
10,112.40 !
17,958.90
210,738.69 i
1,070.00
Total collections by city assessor and collector J
Register of deeds__________________________________:
Miscellaneous collections by Insular Treasurer_____'
70 per cent of internal-revenue, collector by Insular j
Treasurer_________________________;______________i.
Land transportation furnished the Insular Govern- j
ment_____________________________________________i
2,465,780.40 j
14,850.11
60.00 !
Grand total
I 2,480,690.51
I
P715.40
4,012.00
5,968.57
16,752.65
18,397.63
”5395?75'
4,065.14
40,861.54
43. 50
135,656.76
5,128.10
48, 508.26
39,199/00
8,995.16
10, 996. 50
9,752.60
15,314.47
221,187.98
1,212. 00
2,590,254.30
13,474.74
4,872.84
100,102.24
2,708,704.12
P-4,000.00
6,000. 00
15,000.00
25,000.00
200. 00
5,000.00
5, 000. 00
45,000.00
50.00
140,000.00
7,000.00
50,000.00
35,000. 00
9,000.00
10,000.00
10,000 00
15,000.00
225.000.00
i; 200.00
2,600,000. 00
14,000.00
86,000.00
96,000.00
2, 796,000.00
The above totals clo not include inter-department collections by
disbursing officer.
Comparative statement of expenditures for 1906 an d, 1907 and estimate for 190S.
Item.
Municipal Board, Advisory Board, disbursing office, pub-
lic charities, and care of city prisoners_____________
Department of law (including office of city attorney, pros-
ecuting attorney, office of sheriff, office of register of
deeds, municipal court, and justice of the peace courts)_
Fire department_______________________________________
Police department_____________________________________
Engineering and public works__________________________
Sanitation and transportation (includingstreetsprinkling,
street cleaning, care of parks, cemeteries, and public
grounds)__________________________________________!
Department of assessments and collections____________i
City schools (not including rents, repairs, water, and [
electric light for 1906-7)_______________________ !
Public works ____________________________________ i
Luneta Extension______________________________________
Interest on bonds_________;---------------------------
Sinking fund________________________________1_________
Exchange______________________________________________
Payment on account of purchase of land transportation __
Total_____________________________________1------
Fiscal year—
1906. I 1907.
P-204,828.74
151,396.91
295,030.63
1,158,380.85
1,102,897.49
907,147.61
116,372.45
272,771.42
782,610.58
260,020.08
114,796. 73
5,366.253.49
P-199,547.93
115,113.11 :
278,630.17 i
794,130.60 i
843,437.10
734,253.02
142,286.54
265,394.15 i
143,356.03 i
49,009.03 I
160,000.00 I
38,740.00 i
1,500.00 !
106,567.24 '
3,871,964.92 !
Sewer and waterworks construction account not included in the above.
1908 (esti-
mated).
P-203,000.00
109,240.00
297,920.00
750,000.00
721,455.00
742,700.00
100,000.00
344,728.00
46,000.00
50,000.00
260,000.00
116,220.00
2,820. 00
3,744,083.00


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Inventory of real estate belonging to the city of Mani la Jane JO, 1907, summarized
by districts.
I
Location. Value. Location. i Value.
District: ■1 District—Continued.
Intramuros _ .. T-1,364,173 Paco 1*208,269
Binondo 361,578 Pandacan ___ 7,443
San Nicolas 869,424 Santa Ana _ _ _ 536
Santa Cruz __ 425,146 Reclaimed tract of land, known as
Quiapo _____ 100,033 the ‘‘Luneta Extension,” having
San Miguel _____ 12,569 a superficial area of 247,000 square
Sampaloc _ 155,368 meters; estimated value 1,235,000
Ton d o 340,804
Ermita 1,485,008 i Total _ — 6,789,777
Malate __ _ __ _ __ _ i 224,426
Summary of nonexpendable personal property belonging to the city of Manila,
June 30, 1907, listed by departments.
Municipal Board ................................................. F9,365.39
City disbursing office.............................................. 4,898.57
Department of engineering and public works...................... 426,554.08
Police department ................................................ 179,159.30
Fire department ................................................ 254,088.71
Department of schools.............................................. 72,363.20
Law department .................................................... 27,112.65
Department of sanitation and transportation....................... 607,851.35
Total
1,581,393.25
Assets and liabilities of the city of Manila, June 30, 1907.
ASSETS.
Real estate, as per statement.................................... 1*6.789,777.00
Personal property, as per statement.............................. 1,581,393.25
Accrued interest on balance in New York (see sewer and water-
works account, p. 18).......................................... 26,067.72
Internal-revenue dividends withheld by Auditor waiting adjust-
ment of certain claims in favor of the Insular Government...... 77,778.80
Claim against Insular Government for reimbursement for police
service rendered bv the city................................... 277,550.00
Claim against San Lazaro estate for taxes from 1901 to 1907,
inclusive, estimated at ....................................... 200,000.00
94 shares of the capital stock of the Banco Espanol-Filipino...... 23,500.00
Deferred payments on sales of city real estate................... 67,552.62
Insular Government—Tentative agreement to take over from the
city the care and maintenance of the river walls and to re-
imburse the city for all expenditures made by the city upon said
walls, about .................................................. 300,000.00
Total ........................................................ 9,343,619.39
Note.—Total assessed valuation of real estate subject to taxation, 1*81,689,785.


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ANNUAL REPORT OF THE MUNICIPAL BOARD.
LIABILITIES.
Sewer and waterworks bonds, 30-year 4 percents:
Issue of June 1, 1905........................................ F2,000,000.00
Issue of January 2, 1907 ....................................... 4,000,000.00
Total ....................................................... 6,000,000.00
Less sinking fund, as provided by Act No. 1323.................... 80,597.66
Net funded debt............................................... 5,919,402.34
To the above may be added, as a contingent liability, two claims
made by the Insular Government, both of which are denied by
the Board as valid claims against the city........................ 77,778.80
One claim is for care and maintenance of prisoners in Bilibid,
between dates of July 1, 1904, and December 31, 1905, amount-
ing to the sum of.............................................. 46,562.80
The other claim is for court costs and fees accruing prior to the
passage of Act No. 1335 amounting to the sum of............ 31,216.00
Total .............:................................... 77,778.80
Action lias been taken by botli the honorable Commission and the
Municipal Board, with the view of reaching an amicable adjustment of
these claims.
The Municipal Board has been confronted during the past two years
with the difficult problem of reshaping the expenditures of the city so
as to fit the greatly reduced revenues, which followed the repeal of the
old industrial-tax law and the old stamp-tax law, whereby the city’s
income was reduced about ^900,000.
It has been no easy task to bring the expenditures to a point within
.the reduced income, since public works planned and under way prior to
the repeal of said laws had to be carried to completion, as well as other
necessary inprovements which had to be made and paid for.
The trimming process has been constantly but carefully applied, and
with reasonably gratifying results, both as to the saving effected and
the standard of maintenance" and permanent improvements accomplished.
The authorized expenditures for the city of Manila for the fiscal year
1907, exclusive of sewer and waterworks construction, aggregated fN3,732,-
388, as follows:


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For the Municipal Board, Advisory Board, public charities, and
disbursing officer ............................................ 1*203,000.00
For the law department............................................ 117,000.00
For’ the fire department........................................... 290,000.00
For the police department......................................... 837,500.00
For the department of schools..................................... 292,000.00
For the department of assessments and collections................. 107,500.00
For the department of engineering and public works.............. 864,500.00
For the department of sanitation and transportation............... 770,000.00
For public improvements............................................. 42,148.00
For the Luneta. Extension.......................................... 50,000.00
For the interest on sewer and water bonds...................... 120,000.00
For the sinking fund............................................... 38,740.00
Total .......................................................... 3,732,388.00
To the above should be added contingent liabilities on account of
unexpended appropriations for public improvements brought for-
ward from the fiscal year 1906....................................... 193,951.44
Also the balance due on account of purchase from the Insular
Government of land transportation and corral........................ 106,569.24
Making a total of......................................... 4,032,908.68
As appears from the foregoing statement, the Board entered upon the
fiscal year 1907 with authority to spend the sum of 1^4,032,908, exclusive
of the sewer and waterworks construction. The Board, however, was
resolved that the expenditures should not exceed the receipts. The
latter being somewhat of a doubtful quantity, economy became the
watch w’ord and the head of each and every department cooperated with
the Board in keeping the expenses down to a minimum without danger
of serious impairment or prejudice to the efficiency of the service and
best interests of the public. In other words, all the departments of the
city got right close down to a real business basis. As a result the city
had at the close of the year an unexpended balance of receipts over expend-
itures of ^231,255.88, as shown by the balance sheet presented as a part
of this report, and no obligations left over to be carried forward to the
new year.
The increased receipts over those of 1906, upon which, to a very con-
siderable degree, the estimates or authorized expenditures were based,
accounts for no small share of this balance.
In making the comparison of expenditures for 1907 with the expend-
itures for 1906, it should be borne in mind that of the amount expended
in 1907 the sum of 1*200,240 was absorbed for interest on the sewer and
waterworks bonds and the sinking fund for same, a charge not before
appearing. This item will continue to increase until all the bonds are
sold, when the total annual charge for interest and sinking fund will
become fixed at 1*474,960.


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ANNUAL REPORT OF THE MUNICIPAL BOARD.
The income for 1907 from all sources (not including the Govern-
ment’s contribution), amounting to-T2,708,704.12, shows a net gain
of 1*228,013.61 as compared with 1906. The principal items showing
a gain are:
Real-estate tax ....................................................... U94.5S9.09
Water rents ............................................................ 10,449.29
Franchise tax .......................................................... 12,198.69
Internal-revenue dividends ............................................. 60,779.83
Sales of city land...................................................... 15,753.33
The market receipts show a falling off of nearly 12 per cent, owing, in
part, to the suspension of collections at bay and estero landings and at
church fiestas, but under new regulations and a better distribution of space
in the markets, it is believed that collections for 1908 will exceed those
of 1906, and without increasing the stall rents.
The new license ordinance (No. 93) which went into effect April 15,
1907, and repealing all other license ordinances, will materially increase
the income from this source. It is hoped and believed that the registra-
tion or cedula tax will be increased from TT to ^2, whereby the revenues
of the city will be augmented 1*50,000 annually. Ninety per cent or
more of those paying this tax make no other contribution to the city in
return for the many benefits received. The city is in urgent need of a
larger income to adequately keep pace with its growing needs, and it is
believed that the current expenses for the upkeep and maintenance of the
several departments of the*city can not be further reduced without sacri-
fice to the best interests of the service.
The level reached as between receipts and expenditures for the past
year shows a good margin on the side of receipts, which at first thought
might subject the Board to criticism for not having expended more for
permanent public improvements, but not until at or near the close of the
year is it possible to calculate at all closely what the excess balance, if
any, may be. Furthermore, it should be remembered that, as a business
proposition, a fair balance should be kept in sight for an emergency, and
that will be the aim of the Board in the future. Then, too, a considerable
contribution from the city revenues will be required to complete the
system of distribution pipes throughout the city for the new water supply,
since the fund realized by the sale of bonds has been impaired by the
imposition of customs duties on every dollar of material imported entering
into the work of construction, together with a charge, also imposed by
the Insular Government, of from three-quarters to one and one-eight per
cent for the transfer of all moneys realized from the sale of the bonds.
These are charges that were not counted upon by the chief engineer, and
will increase the cost of the work by nearly a quarter of a million pesos.
However, the Board contemplates a much larger expenditure for perma-
nent public improvements the coming year than would appear from the


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foregoing estimate, which said estimate of P4G,000 covers only such items
as could be definitely determined upon at the time the estimates were
under consideration, and before the exact financial status of the city could
be calculated. A supplementary estimate calling for the appropriation
of an additional P100,000 for public works is now under consideration.
Exhibit A.—Recapitulation of expenditures from appropriations for the fiscal year
ending June 30, 1907.
By whom expended.
Salaries
and wages.
Contingent
expenses.
Tax
refunds.
Public
works.
Aggregate.
Municipal Board________________
Law department (office city at-
torney) _____________________
Office prosecuting attorney____
Fire department________________
Department of engineering and
public works_________________
Department of sanitation and
transportation______________
Department of sewer and water-
works construction___________
Department of assessments and
collections________________
Department of police___________
Department of city schools_____
Public works, city of Manila___
Construction of extension to Lu-
neta_________________________
1*90,327.
67,552.
30,241.
233,137.
374,984.
464,654.
91, 072.
112,712.
744,986.
195,281.
63
1*113, 322.74
9,231.
9, 374.
46,098.
469,900.
269,819.
2,023, 033.
29, 991.
58,758.
70,115.
66
48
76
18
21
07
85
07
50
1*3,567.82 _______________
1*143,356. 03
49,009.03
1*203,650.37
76,786.92
39,615. 73
279,236. 64
844,884.22
734,473.34
2,114,105.77
146,272.54
803,745.06
265,397.17
143,356. 03
49,009.03
Total
_______________________ 2,404,951.42
3,099, 648.52
3,567.82
192,365.06
5,700, 532.82
Disbursements by city disbursing officer and settlements by Insular Auditor__ 1*5,235,769.95
Supplies purchased from Bureau of Supply ____________________________________ 422,511.70
10 per cent surcharge paid on supplies purchased from Bureau of Supply_______ 42,251.17
Total gross expenditures______________________________________________ 5,700,532.82
Less expenditures from bond-issue funds sewer and waterworks construction,
(P2,114,105.77), repayments (1*17,701.55), and tax refunds (F3,567.82)___ 2,135,375.14
Total net expenditures________________________________________________ 3,565,157. 68
Exhibit B.—Public works, city of Manila.
By balance, in Act No. 830, July 1, 1906..................................... FI,104.17
By balance, in Acts Nos. 1421 and 1488, July 1, 1906......................... 179,721.13
By appropriation, Act No. 1546............................................... 42J48.80
By appropriation, Act No. 1661.........................................•-.... 6,130.76
229,104.86
To unexpended balances relinquished....................... FI.28
To purchase of grounds for and construction of markets
in Sampaloc and Paco.................................. 1,104.17
To construction, including incidental expenses of Ayala
Bridge ................................................ 21,338.15
•To repairs to and reconstruction of Pasig River walls
below the Bridge of Spain............................. 83,013.49
To straightening and widening of streets as may be
necessary to meet obligations heretofore incurred..... 36,901.15
For the erection of permanent street monuments............ 999.07
To unexpended balance..................................... 85,747.55
----------- 229,104.86
Total expenditures
61705-----2
Gross.
F143,356.03
Net.
F143,356.03


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Exhibit C.—Department of sewer Aand ivaterworks construction.
By appropriation, Act No. 1547.............................. ^T,S34,000.00
By appropriation, Act No. 1656..................................... 400,000.00
By unexpended balance, Act No. 1422................................ 144,359.54
By collections and repayments...................................... 209.95
By amount taken credit for, owing to duplicate charges in amount
advanced under provisions of Act No. 1323........................ 10,326.64
2.388,896.13
Expenditures:
Services rendered by disbursing office, Municipal
Board, Act No. 1422............................. 1*3,900.00
Salaries and wages—
Classified employees .......................... 58,536.52
Hire of temporary inspectors.................... 1,821.17
Labor ......................................... 26,815.01
Contingent expenses—
Purchase and repair of field equipment, fur-
niture, supplies, and tools................... 7,009.23
Advertising, cablegrams, postage, and tele-
grams ........................................ 672.70
Printing and binding .............................. 96.72
Official vehicle transportation ................ 6,174.72
Street-car transportation ........................ 256.00
Maintenance of road along pipe line............... 399.34
Expropriation of property sites for sewer
pumping station .......................... 17,939.29
Expropriation of property sites along water-
supply pipe line.......................... 3,170.63
Payments on contracts for sewer construc-
tion ........:............................ 1,050,782.40
Payments on contracts for waterworks con-
struction .................................. 834,559.74
Customs duties On sewer-system materials.... 23,992.19 \
Customs duties on waterworks system ma-
terials ...................................... 41,663.87
Construction of storm-water sewers and
drains ......,............................ 11,691.47
Traveling expenses ............................... 387.50
Telephone servic’e ............................. 1,046.20
Payments of exchange premiums on trans-
fers of funds .............................. 20,386.90
Incidental expenses ............................ 2,804.1«7
Unexpended balance ............................... 274,790.36
Net expenditures......................
2,113,895.82


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DEPARTMENT OF ENGINEERING AND PUBLIC WORKS.
The department is organized under the following branches: Street
construction and bridges, water supply and sewers, drafting and surveys,
building and plumbing inspection, city repair shops (abolished March
31,1907).
STREET CONSTRUCTION AND BRIDGES.
The street area within the city limits embraces 91 miles of streets
(146.54 kilometers), with a total area under repair of 1,360,354 square
meters,'of which 17,433 square meters are paved with wood blocks, 34,932
are of granite blocks, and 1,307,989 are of macadam paving. The mate-
rial for macadam paving is secured by the city from its own quarries at
Talim Island, Laguna de Bay, and during the year the stone quarried for
city use was 44,891 cubic meters. The transportation to the city is
conducted by the launches Washington and Jan and a fleet of 24 scows,
the distance hauled being approximately 27 miles, all water transportation.
The cost to the department of crushed stone delivered on the banks of
the Pasig Liver for the year was as follows:
Quarrying:
Labor ............................................ F36,907.75
Materials and repairs ............................ 10,371.52
-------------- 1*47,279.27
Towing:
Labor ............................................ 9,794.65
Materials and repairs ............................ 12,823.58
------------- 22,618.23
Loading and unloading, including repair of scows:
Labor ............................................ 37,550.70
Materials and repairs ............................ 20,795.05
t------------------- 58,345.75
Total ........................................................ 128,243.25
Unit cost per cubic meter:
Quarrying ............................................................. 1.05
Towing ..............r................................................ 43
Loading and unloading ..........................................?.... 1.09
2.57
Por March this cost was 1*1.98; for April 1*2.56; for May F2.24, and
for June 1*2.25.
In addition to the 44,891 cubic meters used for street repair, 4,193
cubic meters of crushed stone were sold during the year, the department
being credited with 1*10,407.05, showing a net cost to the city of ^2.40
per cubic meter.
The launches made 315 trips, covering a distance of 17,010 milesr The
cost of hauling paving materials from the river bank to street was
1*50,623.77.


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ANNUAL REPORT OF THE MUNICIPAL BOARD.
STEAM ROLLERS.
During tlie year three steam rollers and one traction engine have been
used on street work. The average number of days worked by each roller
was 261. -Each roller has been overhauled and the engine put in good
condition. It will be necessary, however, during the coming year to
renew the driving wheels and large gears. In order to handle the
1,307,9-89 square meters of macadam area to advantage it is necessary
that one more 15-ton roller he provided. Another roller will do away
with the expensive hand rolling required at the present time, owing to
the lack of sufficient steam rollers.
The traction engine was used to advantage during the dry season, but
was laid up during the rainy season, owing to the excessive wear and tear
on the road surface. A careful account kept during the year shows that
the cost of hauling per ton-mile with traction engine is 13 cents, as against
40 cents per ton-mile by wagon.
The following statement shows the cost of operating the three road
rollers during the year:
One engineer ........................................................... 1*2,198.00
Two engineers ............................................................ 2,004.75
Three firemen ...........................................;............. 479.00
Three watchmen ............................................................. 489.00
Coal .........................................................•........ 2,273.30
Oil, waste, etc......................;................................. 348.04
Repairs ............................................................... 1,045.08
Total ............................................................. 8,898.43
Cost of operating one road roller per day, PU 1.36.
The following statement shows the cost of operating the traction engine
during the year: <
One engineer ........................................................ 1*588.00
One fireman ......................................................... 294.00
One watchman ..........................:............................. 294.00
Coal ................:............................................... 817.70
Oil, waste, etc...................................................... 29.59
Repairs ............................................................. 879.48
Total ............................................................... 2,902.77
Cost of operating traction engine per day, 1*21.99.
SIDEWALKS AND CURBING.
By city ordinance the abutting owner is required to build and the city
to maintain sidewalks, but on account of the suspension of this ordinance
nothing has been done during the past year in this important branch


ANNUAL REPORT OF THE MUNICIPAL BOARD.
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of street maintenance; the result is that the walks throughout the city
are in a clilapidated, and sometimes dangerous, condition. The city is
♦ certainly not in a position to undertake the outlay of the enormous amount
necessary for this purpose. In Calle Rosario and the Escolta, where the
abutting owners reimbursed the city for the building of the walks, they
have reaped the benefit of clean, well-paved streets, and it would appear
advantageous to follow the plan throughout the principal business streets.
A healthy public sentiment in favor of this method would do much to
enhance the beauty of the city.
There were installed 1,477 linear meters of curbing during the year,
at an average cost of Pl.80 per linear meter. This amount should be
increased, as the cost of maintaining a paved street is greatly reduced
by curbing and guttering.
PERMANENT PAVING.
The experience gained by this department in the matter of suitable
permanent paving for the principal business streets goes to show that the
Australian wood block is a failure, on account of its liability to rot. The
substitution of molave, or possibly some other native hardwood, would
without doubt give entirely different results, as indicated by the excellent
results obtained with molave block paving on the Maura and Blanco
bridges. The Blanco in particular probably has the heaviest traffic of any
bridge in the city of Manila. During the past year only P83.58 were
spent in repairing this bridge, and all of this amount on repairing and
painting the railing. It is quite possible that there are other Philippine
woods which would prove suitable for wood-block paving, if treated with
creosote and resin, and arrangements are now being made to determine
by actual trial the wearing qualities of some of the softer Philippine
woods.
The asphalt paving on the Ayala Bridge has now stood the test of one
year's service, and while perhaps too soon to speak with authority'on the
subject, it appears to be a success. If no sign of rotting, is evident at
the end of the present rainy season, we may fairly state that the mixture
used on this bridge is suitable for secondary business streets on practically
level stretches. Its slippery nature, however, would prevent its use on
bridge inclines or other steep grades.
The question of permanent paving must be held in abeyance until
all underground constructions are completed in any section it is desired
to thus pave. It is estimated that an area of nearly 350,000 square
meters will cover those streets where permanent paving is desirable for


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some years to come. The various classes of- suitable paving for these
areas are as follows:
Material. Estimated cost per square meter for—
Construc- tion. Annual main- tenance.
Vitrified brick on concrete foundation . FI 1.41 FI. 06
Molave blocks on concrete foundation 16.48 .95
Stone blocks on concrete foundation __ __ 9.53 ,57
Asphalt on concrete foundation _ . . 5.98 1.07
Bitulithic, or tar macadam paving _ _ , * 3.99 ,85
Creoresinate block on concrete foundation __ 11. 50 1.07
Australian wood block on concrete (actual cost) _ __ _ __ 9.89 2.05
During the year vast damage has been done to the street surface in
various portions of the city by the necessary excavations for the new
sewer work, and the same conditions must be expected in other portions
of the cityr during the ensuing year. It will probably take some two
years after the work is completed before the average street can be
brought into its former condition. It must be expected, therefore, that
the cost of' repairing and maintaining streets will increase, not only
directly on account of these excavations but also indirectly from the fact
that the traffic is temporarily confined to those portions of the street not
disturbed by the excavations. A still more serious damage to street pav-
ing in certain districts of the city is due to the lack of a tire law, and
some action should be taken to compel the use of tires of a width to be
determined by the nature of the vehicle and the load upon it.
The force engaged in street construction and maintenance during the
year has been as follows:
Inspectors ..................................................... • 4
Foremen ........................................................ 26
Engineers (road rollers) ....................................... 4
Firemen ....................,................................... 3
Carpenters ........................................................ 3
Masons.......................................................... 20
Blacksmith ......................................................... 1
Storekeeper ....................................................... 1
Painters ....................................................... 2
Laborers ......................................................... 202
-------267
Quarries (including launches and barges) :
Foremen ..................................................... 11
Carpenters ..................................................... 9
Blacksmith- ...................................................... I
Pilots ........................:............................. 14
Laborers ..................................................... 214
Engine tenders ............................................... 4
Total average number of employees per day throughout the year
has been ......................................................
Average wage per man per day, TT.ll.
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The total amount expended during the year for street construction
and maintenance was 5*338,570.21.
BRIDGES.
Within the city limits there are 54 bridges and 17 culverts under
constant supervision and repair. Of these, 5 are steel bridges, 29
masonry-arch bridges, 1G of wood, 1 with wood floor carried on I-beams,
and 2 are I-beams and concrete arches.
In addition to those above enumerated, the suspension bridge crossing
the Pasig River is owned and operated by a private corporation, but is
subject to inspection by this department.
On August 13, 1906, the Ayala Bridge was opened to public traffic
without ceremony. The total cost of the bridge was as follows:
Contract for substructure .........................’................. 1*78,714.00
Contract for superstructure ......................................... 129,726.00
Inspection and incidentals .......................................... 3,686.67
Approaches, bridge proper ........................................... 1,528.60
Total ................................................... 213,655.27
In addition, the approaches were widened and new retaining walls built
at a cost of 5*18,221.31, this being charged to street construction.
The heaviest repairs on bridges during the year were as follows:
Chinesco Bridge, reflooring ; Palomar Bridge, reflooring and repairing
abutments and piers; Azcarraga Bridge, relaying floors and minor repairs;
San Sebastian Bridge, reconstruction (completed October 17, 1906; cost,
1*3,105.77) : Bridge of Spain, repairs to steel arches, foundation, and
sidewalks : Aviles, concrete abutments installed and bridge widened 2.5
meters.
The general inspection of all bridges and supervision of bridge work,
which formerly was performed by a special bridge inspector, is now
carried, on by the district street inspectors. in addition to their other
duties. The maintenance of wooden bridges throughout the city is a
serious and constant source of expense, and as soon as funds are available
for the purpose they should be replaced by reenforced-concrete arches.
It is proposed, during the ensuing year, to widen Paco Bridge, the
Escolta Bridge, and, if possible, the San Marcelino Bridge, all of which
are at present too narrow to properly carry the traffic with safety. New
bridges are much needed on Calle Moriones over the Reyna Canal, and
in Calle Soler over the Trozo and San Jacinto Esteros.
ESTERO IMPROVEMENTS.
Owing to lack of appropriation no work has been done toward the
improvement, dredging, or cleaning of the esteros of the city, which
should be the subject of special appropriation, as, when developed, the
cost of water transportation of merchandise within the city limits can
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WATER SUPPLY AND SEWERS.
PUMPING STATION, SANTOLAN.
The equipment of Santolan pumping station,, consisting of four
pumping engines, was greatly improved during the year by extensive
repairs, the principal, item of which was the substitution of metal valves
for the rubber valves previously used, which resulted in large economy
not only in the maintenance but also in the effectiveness of the pumps.
As a result of these repairs a reduction of 28 per cent in the average
number of pump-hours per day has been possible. The engines have
been speeded up from 22 revolutions per minute to 29 revolutions per
minute. The net result of repairs and alterations made in the engines
was shown conclusively during the dry season, as at no time was there
the slightest danger of any shortage of water.
The total pumpage for the year was 7,471,762 cubic meters by a coal
consumption of 2,241 tons, as against 8,443,455 cubic meters for the
preceding year by a coal consumption of 2,771 tons; that is, with a
reduction in pumpage of 11.5 per cent, the saving of coal was 19.1
per cent.
The boilers gave no trouble during the year, and are in as good condi-
tion practically as at the beginning of the year. The buildings and
grounds are in first-class condition and present a neat and attractive
appearance. The dam is in fairly good condition; the only repairs of any
importance needed during the year were made by the contractor for
the Montalban dam, on account of slight injuries caused by hauling his
material over the dam at Santolan.
The conduit leading from the river to the pump wells was cleaned
out and repaired, and a new intake constructed to allow a greater
quantity of water to enter the conduit.
A cave-in which threatened serious results occurred in the tunnel lead-
ing to the pump wells within a few yards of the station. Prompt action
with all the available force of the department averted danger, and the
repair was made before there was any danger of shortage of water.
CONDUIT AND DEPOSITO.
The conduit leading from the pumping station to the Deposito is a
construction difficult of access, and in the past has been given little
attention. A careful examination made in the early portion of the year
showed that portions of the conduit were filled with mud and debris
that had caved in from the roof, and that there were many cracks in
the masonry through which roots protruded into the conduit. The effect
of these conditions was twofold—during the dry season water escaped
from the conduit in large quantities and in the rainy season seepage
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shortage of water when it was most needed, and in the wet season
polluted water could enter the conduit near the point of consumption, with
very little chance of purification through sedimentation and aeration.
The tunnel was cleaned from end to end of all debris, and the cracks and
other defects repaired, nearly a thousand cubic yards of material being
removed during the operation. This work has very materially improved,
the'conditions, as is seen by the fact that the pumpage decreased. 11.5
per cent without any diminution of the storage in the Deposito. In-
cidentally it may be noted, that there has been a notable reduction in the
•prevalence of water-borne diseases since the tunnel was cleaned.
The Deposito grounds are in good condition.
The Santolan road was maintained in as good condition as the traffic
demands upon it justify. Its principal use is for hauling coal to the
pumping station. The. practice of sacking the coal for hauling to
Santolan. has been discontinued, as it involved an expense of TT.75 per
ton, or 14 per cent of the original cost, and it is believed that the loss
in transportation will not amount to more than 7 per cent.
DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM.
The distribution system has been maintained at a high state of
efficiency throughout the year. No serious breaks occurred; the chief
breaks being occasioned in small mains by the construction of the new
sewer works, and these were repaired by the contractor, care being taken
by this department that every facility was given for prompt work.
Repairs to the number of 1,292 were made during the year by the force
of the department, and it is believed that the loss from leakage in mains
in Manila is far below the average loss from this cause in cities working
under similar conditions. The main 26-inch pipe line was kept in good
condition throughout the year.
INSTALLATIONS.
Seven installations of pipe, amounting to 2,179 linear meters, were
made during the year, at a cost of TT4,73 7.5 5, all of which, with the
exception of a 2-inch main on Calle Balic-Balic, are of a permanent
nature and will form part of the new distribution system. Four of the
installations were in outlying districts, where previously no water mains
existed; the other three were installed to increase the flow through exist-
ing pipes and cut out dead ends. Twelve new fire hydrants were
installed, bringing the total number of modern post fire hydrants up to
265. Repairs and relocations of many hydrants were made to increase
efficiency in case of fire. During the month of June serious danger to
the fire efficiency was caused by vandals stealing brass lock nuts from the
hydrants, and a device has been installed to render this species of
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PUBLIC HYDRANTS.
Nine public hydrants were installed during the year for the benefit
of the poorer class who can not afford house installations. To decrease
the excessive wastage from the existing pipe hydrants, improvements
have been introduced by which the hydrants are now automatic.
SERVICES.
Installations to the number of 272 were made during the year and
69 discontinued, 4 permits issued and 10 discontinued for launch service,
etc., leaving a het increase of 197 services, the total on June 30, 1907,
being 4,245.
Of these, 100 services are free, being installations to various Govern-
ment buildings and charitable institutions. A strong effort is being made
to have all these installations metered, especially as the showing from
those already metered indicates that the consumption has been estimated
in the past far below the actual amount used. The free service of water
granted to the charitable institutions and Government Bureaus amounts
in the aggregate to nearly 1*40,000 per annum.
METERS.
There are in use in the city of Manila twenty different kinds of water
meters, two or three makes predominating. As long as the meter is to
be purchased by the consumer, no restriction can be placed upon the
style of meter to be installed. Experience has shown, however, that
disk meters generally give poor service. As a result of this experience,
the importation of disk meters has practically ceased, and, as a conse-
quence, it is almost impossible to secure new disks to repair broken meters
of this type, which compels the owner to purchase a new meter of
another type, a hardship upon the owner. During the year, 883 meters
were repaired in the water-supply shops.
SEWERS.
There were expended during the year on the maintenance, repair, and
cleaning of existing sewers ^6,019.56, as against P16,295.60 for the
preceding year. This reduction of cost is due to the fact that many of
the old sewers have been replaced during the last two years with properly
designed and constructed storm-water drains, which so far have not
required expense for maintenance. There is, however, much yet to be
done in rebuilding the old sewers, inadequate and badly built. One
sewer in particular, which will certainly require extensive alteration in
the ne^r future, is that in the moat—a temporary structure which can
not last much longer. New storm-water drains were constructed during
the year at a cost of 1^11,937.40, of which amount 1*3,776.36 was paid
for from cleaning and repair funds and the remainder from the new
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Work oil private sewers to the amount of 1*224.05 was clone by the city
and paid for by the owners.
BOILER INSPECTION.
The number of boilers inspected, during the year was 158, as compared
with 186 in 1906, a decrease of 28. The horsepower increased from
8,548 to 10,219. The fees for inspection amounted to FI,054. The ex-
pense in connection with this service amounted to 1*2,294.27,. or more
than twice the amount of fees received for this work. The decrease in
cost of boiler inspection is due to the fact that the boiler inspector now
devotes nearly half his time to the management of the Santolan pumping
station, combining two offices in one.
PLUMBING INSPECTION.
The conditions under which plumbing is done in the city of Manila
have changed radically during the year. The Sanitary Code (Ordinance
No. 86) became effective on January 1, 1907, under the provisions of
which, rules covering all plumbing work are laid down in detail, and on
April 1, 1907, Ordinance No. 93 became effective, which places all
plumbing work under the supervision of duly licensed plumbers whose
qualifications are passed upon by a board of three examiners. The result
of the passing of these two ordinances is already visible in the great
improvement in sanitary installations. No work of sanitary installation
can be commenced without permit being secured by a master plumber,
and final certificate of inspection must be issued before the work is
accepted. As a natural consequence all plumbing done in the city is
completely under the control of the department. The installations made
during the year were covered by 528 permits, 477 certificates for work
completed being issued; 166 plans for new work were approved; 250
tests of plumbing systems applied; 330 vaults of various descriptions
constructed, and fixtures to the number of 2,988 installed. The ap-
proximate cost to house owners of the work thus done was 1*130,000; this
exclusive of plumbing done bv city, Insular, and military governments.
DRAFTING AND SURVEYS.
With a decrease in the amount available for public works, the demand
upon the office of drafting and surveys has been limited principally to
the routine work of adjusting street lines and grades and checking
descriptions of property entered in the Court of Land Registration. More
time was therefore available than hitherto for the preparation of district
plans of the city, and street maps of the districts of San Nicolas, Binondo,
Santa Cruz, Quiapo, San Miguel, Ermita, Malate, and Paco have now
been compiled complete on a scale of 1 to 1,000, and the districts of
Sampaloc and Tondo are partially complete. The preparation of plans
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addition to this city map of scale of 1 to 1,000, detail block maps oil a
scale of 1 to 400 have been prepared, covering the districts of San
Nicolas, Binondo, Santa Cruz, and Quiapo, on which it is proposed
eventually to show all details of house lines, service mains, conduits,
sewers, and public-utility constructions.
A very important work started during the year was the location of
permanent street monuments, for which purpose Pl,000 was allotted.
A cheap form of concrete monument was adopted, with an iron spike for
centering the station point. These monuments are located on a range
line 50 centimeters from the approved building lines and have already
been installed in the principal streets of San Nicolas, south. Tondo, and
Binondo, and the most important streets of other districts throughout the
city. This work was necessarily stopped when the appropriation for the
same had been expended. It is anticipated that a more liberal appro-
priation will be made for this purpose during the ensuing year, as the
work is of great importance, not only to the definite location of street
lines upon the ground, but also as a basis upon wliicli to establish all
surveys of private property throughout the city for registration in the
Land Court.
The driveways in the Cementerio del Norte have been laid out as
required by the development of the cemetery, both as to line and grade.
The only sums. expended for public work during the year, exclusive
of street monuments, were devoted to the purchase of lands expropriated
for street widening and straightening, the necessary surveys for which,
accompanied by their proper technical description, were made by this
department.
BUILDING INSPECTION.
This office is charged with the inspection of all buildings, public and
private, throughout the city, and the maintenance and repair of buildings
belonging to the municipality. All the city buildings are now in good
condition with one or two exceptions noted below. Most of the market
buildings were painted during the year, as was also the city hall and the
high school building on Calle Victoria. The Cuartel Meisic was con-
verted into a school building capable of accommodating 1,750 scholars,
a portion being reserved for a police station.
The only exceptions to city buildings in good condition at the close of
the fiscal year are the hose tower of the Santa Cruz fire station, which
will have to be removed and rebuilt before long, and the Paco fire station,
on which extensive repairs and alterations were commenced just prior to
the close of the fiscal year. This building will be converted into a
modern- fire station by the addition of a second story for the accom-
modation of the firemen, leaving the main building below for the ex-
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Statement of cost of repairs to public buildings.
Department of city schools:
School—
Calle Gunao ........................................ 4*40.58
Calle Meisic ........................................ 301.53
Calle Gagalangin, Tondo ............................. 242.77
Calle Alix, Sampaloc .................................. 1.75
Paco Estero ........................................... 1.00
Plaza Santa Ana, Sampaloc............................. 27.59
Plaza Malate .......................................... 2.20
Calle Madrid, San Nicolas............................ 130.98
Calle Lacoste ......................................... 2.40
No. 118, Real, Ermita.................................. 5.41
American, Calle Nozaleda ............................. 32.67
No. 431 Calle Santa Mesa.............................. 55.28
Domestic Science, San Nicolas ......................... 6.87
Calle Diaz ........................................... 34.64
Santa Ana ........................................... 1*7.20
No. 205, Calle Real, Intramuros........................ 6.29
No. 608, Calle Iris .................................. 43.18
No. 63, Calle Noria ................................... 9.46
Calle Cervantes .................................. 64.10
No. 568, Calle Lemery.................................. 1.25
No. 569, Calle Lemery................................. 16.88
No. 187, Calle San Marcelino.......................... 13.16
Calle Alejandro, Sampaloc ............................ 30.04
No. 72, Asuncion .................................... 217.65
Manila High School ................................ 2,649.08
General repairs ....................................... 1,959.99
----------5,913.95
Police department:
Station—
No. 1, Luneta .................................... 129.04
No. 2, Meisic ........:........................... 253.58
No. 4, Sampaloc...................................... 170.20
No. 5, Tondo ......................................... 25.49
No. 6, Paco ......................................... 160,30
Calle San Pedro, No. 41........................... 21.36
Calle Anloague, No. 142................................ 4.75
Old police station, San Fernando........................... 3.33
Old river and harbor police station........................ 7.94
---------- 775.99
Fire department:
Station—
No. 1, San Nicolas ............................... 1,993.26
No. 2, Meisic ..................:.........:....... 2,258.98
No. 3, Paco ........................................ 177.15
No. 4, Intramuros ................................... 101.87
No. 5, Tondo ...................................... 305.00
No. 6, Tondo ...................................... 1,449.80
No. 7, San Lazaro .................................. 36.25
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Statement of cost of repairs to public buildings—Continued.
Department of sanitation and transportation:
General repairs ......................................F2,818.62
City stable No. 1........................................ 216.93
City stable No. 2........................................ 609.36
City pound ........................................... 1,364,17
Palomary crematory ...................................... 294.69
City market—
Divisoria ......................................... 4,028.34
Quinta .............................................. 305.86
Arranque .......................................... 1,028.87
Herran .............................................. 652.56
Sampaloc .........................................• 772.46
Anda .................................................. 1.50
Matadero (slaughterhouse) ...................*........ 1,309.38
--------- 13,402.74
Department of engineering and public works:
General repairs ...................................... 958.36
City shops ........................................... 54.89
---------1,013.25
Miscellaneous buildings:
City hall ............................................. 625.37
Court of First Instance (Audiencia)...................... 331.81
Tenement house ........................................... 27.57
Chinese tribunal, Calle San Fernando..................... 172.96
Meisic, public school, police station................. 18,454.03
Band stand—
Luneta .............................................. 269.53
Binondo ............................................ 69.77
---------19,951.04
Total
47,379.34
BUILDING PERMITS.
Permits were issued during the year as follows:
Item.
Strong materials:
New buildings____________________________________________________________
Repairs__________________________________________________________________
Light materials:
New buildings____________________________________________________________
Repairs_________________________________________________________:________
Total__________________________________________________________________
Permits. Value.
809 12958,097
946 243,569
1,119 150,713
3.079 146,337
5,953 | 1,498,716
CITY SHOPS.
On March 31, 1907, the city repair shops were transferred to the
Insular Government and consolidated with the prison shops at Bilibid.
The carpenter and water-supply shops were retained by the department,
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buildings and water-supply distribution system with prison labor. The
buildings vacated by the transfer, of the shops to Bilibid were turned
over to the Bureau of Education for use by the School of Arts and
Trades. During the nine month s’ operation of the shop the value of
-work turned out was ^60,271.70, consisting of repairs to all equipment
of the department of engineering and’ public works, the fire department,
department of sanitation and transportation, and miscellaneous work of
the several city departments. The department finds itself considerably
handicapped through lack of a blacksmith and ironworking shop for
emergency work. The cost of repair and maintenance of city buildings
has been considerably increased through having to saw and dress lumber
by hand.
GENERAL OFFICE.
The force of American clerks and. inspectors has been gradually
replaced by Filipinos, and on June 30, from a force of seven American
clerks only two remain—the chief clerk and the stenographer. The
entire force of American building inspectors has been replaced by
Filipinos.
During the year 1,490 vouchers were prepared for payment, represent-
ing an expenditure of P3,300,692.09, under 97 headings and subdivided
accounts. The records of the department are in excellent condition and
readily accessible for reference. On June 30 the property division was
transferred from Arroceros shops to the general office, and the respon-
sibility and accountability for all the property of the department placed
upon the chief clerk. The value of property on hand at the close of
business June 30 was ^426,554.08, exclusive of buildings.
BRIDGES.
The following table gives the work performed on bridges during the
year:
Work on bridges.
Bridge. Cost. Bridge. Cost,
Bi non do lift p-6,189.32 Santa Lucia 111.36
San Rn.ffl.ftl 174.44 Postigo 82. 56
Cbineseo 1,440.98 Paco 6S. 66
Gfi.ndn.rfl. 39. 68 Azcarraga _ _ 709.93
Aduana culvert 147.23 San Marcelino _ _____ 6.11
Palomar 3,418.82 Jolo _ __ 137.64
Mavtubig 11.56 San Sebastian _ __ — ___ 3,692.21
San Juan 44.52 Santa Cruz _ __ _ _ _ __ 892.50
Mendoza. 33.28 Cementerio del Norte _ 404. 93
Palumpong 8.82 New Ayala 212,126. 67
Tandnay 16. 73 Iris __ 71.45
Ayala 1,528.60 Marques de Comillas ___ 12.34
San Luis 103. 01 Pandacan '2.80
Las Damns 25.29 Sangleyes culvert _ _ 226.60
Cn.rbn.llo 157.11 Cubas 10. 60
Victoria culvert 131.74 Alix _ _ __ _ 91.27
Malusae 7. 61 Gunao __ _ 95.11
Gastambide __ _ _ 147.84 Marquez 73.83-


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Work on bridges—Continued.
Bridge.
Cost.
Bridge.
Cost.
Spain_____________________________
Pretil___________________________
Convalecencia____________________
San Miguel_______________________
San Antonio_______________________
Aviles___________________________
Latorre__________________________i
Prim_____________________________
Bitas____________________________
Maypajo__________________________
Magdalena________________________
Saeristia________________________
Isaac Peral______________________
San Felipe Nerv___________________
Luengo___________________________
T-2,040.93
836.40
318.35
92. 30
57.76
454.55
94. 52
75.00
65.38
90. 96
248.82
206.22
366.02
6.77
10. 50
Orda_____________________________
San Bias_________________________
Crematory________________________
Escolta__________________________
Blanco___________________________
Maura____________________________
Arlegui__________________________
San Anton________________________
Santa Mesa_______________________
Vergara__________________________
Herran culvert___________________
San Lazaro_______________________
Miscellaneous____________________
Total_________________________
FI 10.
171.
14.
86.
83.
194.
34.
43.
28.
47.
3.
5.
469.
49
98
02
42
58
82
48
27
64
93
72
39
11
238,201. 48
Note.—The general inspection of all bridges and the supervision of bridge work
has been performed by the district street inspectors in addition to their other
duties.
Summary of work performed by the office of street construction and bridges for
the fiscal year ending June 30, 1907.
Streets macadamized.......................
Streets resurfaced .......................
Streets patched ..........................
Streets graveled ...........................
Stone pavement laid.......................
Wood pavement laid........................
Sidewalk laid ............................
Platform, stone ............................
Pilling ..................................
Excavation ..............,................
Gutters laid .....................,.......
Box gutters laid .....................•.....
Curb laid ................................
Brains ...............................;...
Culverts .................................
Stone retaining border....................
Building wall ............................
Building fence ...J........................
Construction tar macadam .................
Permits issued ...........................
Broken stone from quarry..................
Gravel and sand obtained from Pasig River.
Gravel and sand purchased by contract.....
.square meters....
..........do.....
..........do.....
..........do.....
..........do.....
..........do.....
..........do.....
..........do.....
..cubic meters....
..........do.....
..linear meters....
..........do.....
..........do.....
..........do.....
..........do.....
..........do.....
..........do.....
..........do.....
.square meters....
.......number....
...cubic meters....
..........do.....
..........do.....
Ill, 179. 75
87, 554. 95
127,316. 28
41, 253. 50
12,251.30
4, 804. 40
2, 357. 55
16
23, 021. 81
4, 560. 35
26, 848. 05
148
1,477.52
1, 572
28. 60
2, 042
722. 28
112
2, 670
1, 295
44, 891
6, 278
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STREET CONSTRUCTION AND BRIDGES.
The general expenses of this office is shown in the following table :
Labor ...........................................................
Printing and. binding ................................;..........
Purchase coal, oil, and waste ...................................
Purchase and supply of materials for maintenance of streets and
roads ..........................................................
Purchase of tools and miscellaneous supplies .........,..........
Purchase pump and boiler, rock quarry............................
Repairs to bridges and operation of Binondo lift bridge .........
Repairs to launches and equipment made at city shops ............
Repairs to launches and equipment outside city shops ............
Salaries ........................................................
Transportation, vehicle (includes 1*4,540 for transportation used on
bridges) .......................................................
FI 75, 740. 89
28. 18
19, 295. 36
36, 450.84
1, 691. 28
1, 842. 73
24, 889. 97
22, 312. 15
6, 397.25
21,524.20
55,339.77
Total
365, 512. 62
Pumpage and consumption of water and quantity of coal consumed.
Month.
190G.
July_______________________________
August_____________________________
September__________________________
October____________________________
November__________________________
December__________________________
1907.
January____________________________
February __________________________
March______________________________
April______________________________
May--------------------------------
June_______________________________
Total_________________________
Average__________________•____
Average 1905-6________________
Pumpage per month.n Consumption of water—b Coal consumed—
Per month. Per capita per day. «-• Per month. Per 1,000 i cubic meters pumped.
Cubic Cubic II. S.
meters. meters. gallons. Tons. 'Ton.
575,451 581,851 22.54 206.75 0.36
570,041 572,341 22.2 194.86 .36
557,154 554,954 24.4 180. 65 .32
596,295 593,395 23.1 180.15 .30
629,317 637,817 25.52 183. 90 .29
629,592 644,492 24. 97 173.95 .28
639,240 637,390 24.17 166.12 . 25
611,423 603,223 25.76 175.89 .28
627,398 610,198 23. 62 184.98 .28
671,416 673,816 24. 70 196.30 .29
718,192 719,292 27.87 205.75 .29
646,243 • 650,243 26 191. 75 .30
7,471,762 622,647 7,479,012 623,251 25. 55 28 186.75 .30
703,621 704,049

’‘Cylinder displacement with estimated slip of 40 per yent.
b Estimated at reservoir.
e Based on a population of 220,000.
,lCoal consumed in 1906, 2,771.23 tons: coal consumed in 1907, 2,241.05 tons; saving in coal con-
sumption, 530.18 tons. Cost of coal delivered at pumping station, about, FI 7 per ton; economy
effected in reduced coal consumption, about F9,000.
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Collectible revenues. n
Month.
1906.
July_____________________
August___________________
September________________
October------------------
November_________________
December_________________
1907.
January __________________
February ________________
March _2__________________
April____________________
May______________________
June_____________________
Total (»)____________
Average______________
Total previous year ___
Water serv- ice. Plumbing.
P17,808.52 P540.11
17,804.66 717.85
16,150.48 647.05
17,554.12 784.80
15,230. 66 909.86
15,876.56 790.37
16,059.96 380.60
14,938.12 738.91
16,807.85 809.36
19, 316. 04 1,033.49
19,263.17 1,190.00
18,504.91 904.50
205,315.05 9,446.90
17,109.59 787.24
200,968.98 8,972.48
Fire
plugs.
P67.99
67.99
67. 99
66.00
63.00
62.57
62.00
62.00
62.00
62. 00
62.00
62.00
767. 54
63.96
954.93
Fines.
Miscel-
laneous.
P294.00 ___________


342.00

270.00
F37.72
306.00


1,212.00 37.72
‘17654766 27612706
P18,710. 62
18,590. 50
16,865. 52
18,404. 92
16, 545. 52
16,729. 50
16,810.28
15,739.03
17,679.21
20,717.53
20, 515.17
19,471.41
216,779. 21
18,064. 94
214,562. 45
»The actual amount collected for water supply in 1905-6 was P210,738.69 and in 1906-7, P221.187.98
a gain for the year of P10.449.29.
Water service in operation, by districts.
Status of service. Intramuros. Binondo. Santa Cruz. Tondo. Quiapo. San Miguel. Sampaloc. Dilao. Ermita. Malate. San Nicolas. Water boats. Specials. o
In operation July, 1906 __ 1 350 529 644 228 329 141 380 112 474 173 650 28 4 4,042
In operation June, 1907__ 363 547 675 253 339 144 427 116 495 168 686 24 2 4,239
New installations 17 22 41 31- 14 3 57 5 24 16 42 2 2 276
Discontinued 4 4 10 6 4 10 1 3 21 6 6 4 79
Increase over 1906 _ 13 18 31 25 10 3 47 4 21 5 36 4 2 197
Private budding construction and repair, by districts.
District. Strong materials. Light materials.
New buildings. Repairs. New buildings. Repairs.
Per- mits. Value. Per- mits. Value. Per- mits. Value. Per- mits. Value.
Binondo 113 49 33 76 12 6 94 11 151 40 58 44 122 P35,385 112,675 7,660 67,270 19,000 51,500 118,620 46,750 165,365 64,782 61,130 53,890 154,070 152 70 67 28 19 1 96 2 148 165 45 89 64 P48,820 17,015 49,028 7,655 5, 805 •500 20, 836 450 23,843 25,760 7,375 30,193 6,289
Ermita.
Intramuros
Malate 184 61 21 267 44 164 P25,390 6,965 2,610 42,305 7,725 23,525 295 226 57 559 125 491 P-13,177 10,320 2,446 27,923 5,608 26,513
Paco
Pandacan
Sampaloc
Santa Ana
Santa Cruz ..
San Nicolas
San Miguel ... 1 20
Qniapo 1 1,325 75 60,275
Tondo __ 377 42,173
Total fiscal vea.r 1907
809 973 958,097 1,860,801 946 972 243,569 297,146 1,119 1,885 150, 713 248,973 3,079 2,149 146,337 135,668
Total fiscal vear 1906 . .
Difference
164 902,704 26 53,577 766 . 98,260 930 10,669



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* Expenditures of the department of engineering and public works during the
fiscal year 1901'.
SALARIES AND WAGES.
Salaries, building and plumbing inspection...............
Labor, building and plumbing inspection:
1*19,834.53
Temporary building inspectors.......... 1*1,643.00
Market laborers ............................ 5,681.60
Janitors, public buildings.................. 4,315.75
Salaries, drafting and surveys...........
Labor, drafting and surveys..............
Salaries, general office.................
Salaries, street construction and bridges.
Labor, street construction and bridges:
Launches ............................
Streets .............................
Quarry ..............................
Stone scows .........................
8,530.15
94,184.52
35,059.42
37,966.80
Salaries, repair shops....................................
Labor, repair shops.......................................
Salaries, water supply and sewers.........................
Labor, water supply and sewers:
Shops .................................. 22,089.03
Deposito ................................ 4,231.51
Pumping station ..................... • 15,445.03
Miscellaneous 505.50
Sewers 119.00
Labor moving and handling property..................
11.640.35
10,712.44
10,021.31
27,563.97
21,524.20
175,740.89
19,980.41
5,006.40
30,180.53
42,390.07
388.94
---------- 1*374,984.04
CONTINGENT EXPENSES.
Repairs to bridges and operation of Binondo lift
bridge 7............................................. 24,506.87
Repairs and maintenance public buildings:
Maintenance .......................... 2,474.18
Repairs .............................. 29,130.13
------------- 31,604.31
Purchase coal, oil, and waste:
Water supply and sewers.................. 38,814.80
Street construction and bridges....... 19,295.36
City shops ................................. 583.99
---------------- 58.694.15
Electrical service:
Lighting streets and harbor........... 88,100.68
Public buildings ..................... 23,371.98
111,472.66


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Expendii ures of the depart meat of engineering and public works, etc.—Cont.
contingent expenses—continued.
Purchase of minor electrical‘supplies................... 2,8(59.GO
Traveling expenses ......................................... 1,597.30
Repairs, Cuartel Meisic.................................... 10,370.58
Purchase and repair of office furniture and supplies.... 1,917.33
Postage and telegrams, cablegrams, advertising, and
incidentals .......................................... 11.60
Printing and binding:
General office ............................. 282.50
Drafting and surveys........................ 125.43
Water supply and sewers................... 74(5.(59
Street ’construction and bridges...... 28.18
Building and plumbing inspection...... 283.22
City shops .................................. 8.75
-------------------------- 1,474.77
Repairs to pumping machinery and boilers.................... 1,321.30
Purchase pump and boiler, rock quarry....................... 1,842.73
Rents:
School buildings ..................... 2,400.00
Lands ................................ 6,095.34
------------- 8.495.34
Repairs launches and equipment made at city shops.... 60,271.70
Repairs launches and equipment not made at city shops 6,397.25
Repairs Santolan road and haulage supplies to pumping
station .............................................. 2,558.42
Repairs to and cleaning sewers and drains............... 8,908.36
Purchase and supply materials for maintenance streets
and roads ............................................ 35,780.64
Telephone service ...................................... 4.078.2(5
Purchase of tools and miscellaneous supplies:
Water supply and sewers................ 14,926.53
Street construction and bridges.,..... 1.691.28
City shops ................................. 264.91
Building and plumbing inspection______ 5.78
—------------ 16,888.50
Street-car transportation .............................. 1.120.00
Official vehicle transportation:
General office.............................. 951.55
Drafting and surveys...................... 4,852.90
Water supply and sewers................... 8.615.70
Street construction and bridges....... 55,339.77
Building and plumbing inspection...... 1,625.00
City shops ............................... 3,100.27
-------------- 74,485.19
Sum total of items charged by Auditor during fiscal
year 1905-6 not previously charged against stated
appropriation, but taken up as a charge against
appropriation Act Ko. 1546................................ 3,227.32
-------------- 469.900'.18
Grand total ..................................................... 844.884.22


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Expenditures, fiscal year 1907, for public works, city of Manila.
Purchase of grounds and construction of markets, Sampaloc and Paco.. ^1,104.17
Erection of permanent street monuments................................ 999.07
Repair and reconstruction. Pasig River walls:
Construction .......................................... F79,730.50
Inspection .............................................. 3,245.11
Incidentals .......................................... 37.88
------------ 83,013.49
Straightening and widening of streets................................ 36j901.15
Luneta Extension ...................................................... 49,009.03
Avala Bridge construction and incidental expenses..................... 21,338.15
Total ............................................................ 192,365.00
POLICE DEPARTMENT.
This department, in its reduced condition, is barely able to keep up
with the necessary police work. It is not sufficiently large to be
flexible and to be capable of properly covering the widely scattered
districts approaching the city limits, and on numerous occasions, owing
to the frequent and largely attended processions, or for other reasons,
it has been necessary to draw in the police to such an extent that for
the time being other districts have been without adequate protection. In
the entire districts of Ermita and Malate from the Walled City to Pasay
there are not more than five men available for regular duty on the
streets.
Under these circumstances it is not surprising that rateros or petty
thieves and porch climbers have occasionally operated in gangs with some
success. Ermita and Malate are populated largely by Americans, and as
a class they are careless in closing or locking doors and windows, perhaps
on account of the warm climate and the desire for ventilation. Many
doors are secured only at rare ilitervals or during storms. Little or no
care is taken in identifying servants when received for employment, and
frequently complainants are able to give nothing more than a Christian
name and an indefinite and wholly unsatisfactory description.
The numerous esteros, bridged only at long intervals, and the large
unimproved areas sometimes devoted to agriculture, and usually practi-
cally impassable, are great obstacles in patrol work, and the territory
which can be covered bv the average man in this city is therefore much
reduced. Easy communication, which is a characteristic of American
cities, means increased protection without an increased force,' and while
a patrolman has his beat defined, yet the numerous avenues of com-
munication in such cities, which are usually well lighted, permit him
to render service promptly in any adjoining locality.
As a rule, there are not more than thirty first-class patrolmen
(Americans) regularly detailed on the streets at one time. This, of
course, excludes the reserves, which are called out on special occasions.


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The committee on organization made a report on the department to
the Commision, and it was recommended that the police force consist of
not more than 500 men, including those detailed for Insular service and
to the Bureau of Health for sanitary purposes; and that the number of
Americans be reduced to 200 men and the number of Filipinos to 300,
and finally, that the department be maintained at an annual expenditure
of not to exceed 1*800,000. Evidently an error was made in that calcula-
tion, for, with the known salaries of the men actually employed at the
time this report was made, the maximum appropriation allowed was not
sufficient to retain 500 men. A margin of safety for emergencies must
always be allowed and the chief can not risk keeping the strength at the
maximum of the appropriation, especially in the early months of the
fiscal year. As a matter of fact, since the beginning of this year the
chief has employed first-class police on an average as follows:
January ........................................................... 173
February .......................................................... 170
March ............................................................ 170
April ............................................................. 168
May ............................................................... 154
June .............................................................. 158
When the number of men sick, on vacation and accrued leave, and
on duty at the Ayuntamiento and Malacanan Palace is deducted from
these totals it is clear why only so small a guard of Americans can be
placed on the streets for regular duty.
The strength of the second and third-class police (Filipino) has been
kept up to the mark of 300, and these men are doing good work, when
properly supervised by officers and the first-class police. At times the
Filipino police have been slightly above this limit. Precincts 5 and 6
are in command of Captains Crame and Hsac, and the regular patrol
work is done almost exclusively by second and third-class police under
the supervision of the first-class police.
The suppression of the police launch has greatly handicapped the
work in the bay, where the department is under heavy responsibilities
by virtue of the City Charter, in addition to the many calls for assistance
made by Bureaus and officials of the Insular Government. The scheme
of the committee on organization is that all Bureaus of the Insular Gov-
ernments and municipal departments be required to furnish transporta-
tion on their launches to police officers on duty where such transportation
would not interfere to any great extent with their ordinary work, and
that whenever necessary the police department be authorized to rent a
launch from the Bureau of Navigation. The Bureaus possessing trans-
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ANNUAL REPORT OF THE MUNICIPAL BOARD.
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men detailed on bay work, but a great amount of time lias been lost by
these men in waiting for transportation or being left for an unnecessary
length of time aboard ships, where their duties had required their
presence for a few moments only, until they could pick up passage on
some shore-bound launch. This also serves to materially lessen the
usefulness of the men by curtailing their sphere of action and causing
much loss of valuable time. The following tabulated statement gives
an idea of the amount of regular work which the department, is called
upon to perform in the bay, in addition to the varying amount of im-
portant special work and secret-service work:
Total number of ships arriving in the bay July 1, 1906, to June 30, 1907. 522
Total number of ships departing during same period....................... 513
Arriving ships not boarded............................... per cent.... 5
Departing ships not boarded..................................do.......... 25
When the police launch, was in commission the agents of the depart-
ment missed only one-third of 1 per cent of the arriving ships and
31 per cent of the departing ships.
As Manila is the hotbed of all political crime, and practically all the
evil which does not find its source in the Islands is brought here through
this port, it is extremely necessary that all in-coming vessels should be
visited by an agent of the department. In the majority of cases, persons
attempting to evade the law or escape arrest seek to reach the China
coast; moreover, Government regulations affecting numerous officials are
such that they are not authorized to leave the Islands without having
performed certain formalities and possessing prescribed receipts, and the
police department is relied upon to attend to these matters.
In addition to the service for this department, the police launch was
of material assistance to the fire department on several occasions, by
reason of the equipment of fire pumps which it carries. During the last
year two fires, one of which was very disastrous and costly, might have
been more quickly extinguished had the service of these fire pumps been
available. The total annual cost of maintaining the police launch is
approximately 1*14,000. There is very little doubt that three or four
times this amount could have been saved in the Stevenson'& Co. fire on
the south bank of the Pasig River.
The bill of the city against the Insular Government for approximately
1*280,000 for the actual cost of services rendered by the police depart-
ment in special details of patrolmen guarding Insular buildings and the
residences of some Commissioners is still in dispute, and it is to be hoped
that this matter will at last receive consideration from the Commission
and that the city will -obtain the refund of this sum to which it feels it
is entitled.


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The cost of the maintenance of the department for tlie fiscal year 190?
was as follows:
Salaries and wages ............................................ 1*744,98(5.99
Contingent expenses ............................................... 58.700.29
Whereas, the cost of the department in the preceding year was—
Salaries and wages ......................................... 1*1,097,530.57
Contingent expenses ............................................... 58,381.32
POLICE FUND.
Five thousand pesos were withdrawn from the current expense account
and placed on fixed deposit in the Chartered Bank of India on August 29,
1906. A working balance of 1*478.16 was retained to meet emergencies.
The receipts for the year amounted to 1*912.21, and at the end of the
fiscal year this fund had to its credit 1*5,478.16.
Changes in the police force.
Cause.
First class
police
(Amer-
icans).
Second and
third class
police
(Filipinos).
Appointments______________
Reinstatements____________
Promotions________________
Longevity increases_______
Reduced __________________
Discharged (good of service)
Discharged, own request___
Discharged for incapacity—
Transfers_________________
On accrued leave__________
Vacation leave___________
On leave without pay______
3
14
11
45
62
8
378
883
13
22
10
8
78
1
16
3
1
433
925
25
2
GENERAL OPERATIONS.
During the year 11,337 arrests were made, which is a decrease of 655
from the previous year and a decrease of 2,326 from the fiscal year 1906.
The chief causes of arrest were as follows:
Gambling and conducting gambling
Disorderly conduct_________.______
Cruelty to animals____-___________
Violation of sanitary regulations_
Violation of Opium Law____________
Blocking the highway______________
Theft______________1______________
Violation of License Regulations__
Vagrancy__________________________
Larceny_______—:__________________
Assault___________________________
Embezzlement______________________
Offense.
1907. 1906.
2,899 2, 698
901 1,170.
551
426
374
350 469
300 608
243
211 409
203 279
111 358
15 146


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'Of the persons arrested 9,570 were males and 1,70? were females, by
nationality as follows:
A f her i cans 505
Spaniards ..................................................:......... 27
Filipinos ............................................................ 8,786
Europeans 39
South Americans ........................................................ 4
East Indians ............................................................ 30
Americans (colored) ..................................................... 18
Syrian I
Total ........................................................11,337
As usual, there was very little violent crime, as will he shown in the
following table:
Assault with deadly weapon............................................... 4
Atttempted suicide ...................................................... 1
Homicide 3
SUMMARY COURT.
There were 100 trials by summary court. Xine hundred and twelve
pesos and twenty-one centavos were realized from fines and deposited to
the credit'of the police fund.
POUND.
The city pound was turned over to the department of sanitation and
transportation on November 15, 1900. Up to this time there were
impounded 705 dogs, and fees were collected to the amount of TT,730.30.
PATROL WAGONS.
The patrol wagons responded to 2,213 calls, of which 188 were fast
calls. This service is valuable, being well equipped and operated in
a thoroughly efficient manner.
FIREARM PERMITS.
There were issued during the year 920 firearm’permits, renewed 345,
and canceled 510.


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ARMS AND ACCOUTERMENTS.
The arms and accouterments were regularly inspected and are in
good condition. The department has been reimbursed for the value
of all articles lost by members of the force.
HEALTH.
The health of the department has been excellent. The transfer of
the duties of the police surgeons to the district offices of the Bureau of
Health, which was arranged by the Municipal Board a year ago, has
proven successful. There were three deaths among Filipino police.
CONFISCATED., FOUND., AND STOLEN PROPERTY.
Two hundred and eighty-eight entries of these classes of property have
been received during the year; 82 entries of miscellaneous property were
disposed of at public auction on March 15, 1907, at a total price of
F116.96.
COOPERATION WITH CONSTABULARY.
Cooperation with the Philippine Constabulary and military authorities
continues to be excellent, as in the past.
SERVICE FOR COURTS AND PROSECUTING ATTORNEY.
The department has on an average served, daily, ten court processes
for the sheriff and ten subpoenas for the prosecuting attorney.
SECRET-SERVICE BUREAU.
The secret-service bureau recovered stolen money to the amount of
F7,757.51, and stolen property to the value of TT8,777.93.
This bureau, by means of the Bertillon system, measured and photo-
graphed 1,190 persons and verified the measurements of 533 persons.
The total number of identifications of persons received three or more
times was 275, and the bureau identified and furnished the criminal
records of 233 persons. Thus, the grand total of persons handled in
the original-records office for the year is 2,231.
Since April 6, 1907, when Chief Trowbridge left the Islands on
accrued leave, Detective Carl B. Hard has conducted the work under
the direction of the chief of police. The bureau is well organized
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LAW DEPARTMENT.
OFFICE OF THE CITY ATTORNEY.
Seventeen thousand eight hundred and forty pesos were appropriated
for salaries of the personnel of this office for the fiscal year ending June
30, 1907, as against 5*33,040 which were appropriated for the year which
ended June 30, 1906. The economy effected is 1*15,200, due to the
reduction of the personnel to six Filipino employees in place of three
American employees and seven Filipinos. The efficiency of this office,
exclusively under the charge of these six Filipino employees, has not
diminished, and it is judged to be equal to that of former years, as can
be seen from the following table:
Administrative labors during the fiscal years 1905-6 and 1906-7.
Nature of work performed. 1905-6. 1906-7. .
Opinions written 73 52
Ordinances prepared 6 9
Bonds, deeds, etc., prepa.red 146 60
Letters sent 757 366
Letters received _ 465 308

Cases prosecuted.
FISCAL YEAR 1905-6.
Court. Finished. Pend- ing. Total of cases.
Won. Lost. New trial or dis- missed. Total.
Supreme Court 5 4 1 10 30 40
Court, of First Tnsta.nee 22 2 3 27 32 55
Court of Land Registration 42 5 47 8 45
Court of justice of the peace 40 2 42 2 49
Total 109 11 6 126 72 189
FISCAL YEAR 1906-7.
Supreme Court 4 4 4 12 26 38
Court of First Tnsta.nee _ . 16 2 18 20 38
Court of Land Registration 38 40 17
Court of justice of the peace 2 2 2 4
Total __ .... ___ 60 8 4 72 65 j 137
OFFICE OF TI-IE PROSECUTING ATTORNEY.
The sum of 1*34,000 was appropriated for the personnel of this office
for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1907, as against F44,860 which were
appropriated for the year which ended June 30, 1906. The economy


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effected is 0,860, due to the reduction of the personnel to six American
employees and five Filipinos in place of seven American employees and
seven Filipinos. This reduction of personnel notwithstanding, the effi-
ciency of this office has not fallen off, as can he seen from the following
table:
Nature of work performed. 1905-6. 1906-7.
Investigations made _ 4,619 3,238
Cases in Court nf First, Instance _ 480 621
Cases in municipal court _ . 3,122 679
Total of cases filed 3,602 1,300

It appears that during the year which ended June 80, 1906, 8,122 com-
plaints were filed before the municipal court, while during the year
which ended June 30, 1907, only 679 were filed. This difference is
apparent because all of the complaints filed before the municipal court
were included in the former figure, while the latter represents only the
number of complaints filed before said court which were prepared in the
office of the prosecuting attorney.
OFFICE OF THE MUNICIPAL COURT.
Fifteen thousand two hundred and forty pesos were appropriated for
salaries of the personnel of this office for the fiscal year which ended
June 30, 1907, as against TT6,520 which were appropriated during the
year which ended June 30, 1906. The economy realized is 1*1,280, due
to the reduction of the personnel to one American employee and five
Filipinos in place of two American employees and five Filipinos. The
work performed by this office is shown in the following table:
Cases during the,gears 1905-6 and 1906-7.
Disposition.
Complaints filed____________________________________________
Defendant tried_____________________________________________
Males tried_________________________________________________
Females tried_______________________________________________
1905-6. 1906-7. Decrease.
7,130 6,206 924
11,122 10,084 1,038
9,415 8,410 1,005
1,707 1,674 33
OFFICE OF THE REGISTER OF DEEDS.
The sum of ^9,820 was appropriated for the personnel of this office
for the year ending June 30, 1907, as against 1*9,900 which were appro-
priated for the year which ended June 30, 1906. Notwithstanding the
creation of two additional clerical positions, which were necessary for the
good operation of the office, an economy of 1*80 was realized, due to the
abolishment of the position of assistant register. No complaint whatever
against the office has been received this year, in spite of the increase of


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work in said office, which, is charged with the keeping of the registration
of mortgages of personal property in accordance with Act Xo. 1508,
which went into effect in August of 1906.
The work performed by this office during this year, as compared with
that of the previous year, is shown in the following table:
Item.
Total titles presented__
Certificates of entries issued .
Statement and researches .
Notes of consolidation____
July 1. 1905, to
June 30, 1906.
Mortgage
Law.
1,102
92
115
60
July 1, 1906, to June 30, 1907.
Act No.
496.
Mortgage
Law.
902
no
97
52
Act No. Act No.
496. 1508.
Total _
1,161
Decrees of court transcribed____
Entries made____________________
Certificates of titles issued___
Additional copies_______________
Legalized copies of documents .
Professional titles recorded _
Notifications of applications annotated __
255
409
196
13
38
11
272
512
396
22
34
12
120
Total______________
Documents transcripted _
1,368
There is not a person at present designated by law who could tempora-
rily take the place of the register of deeds in case of illness, absence on
leave, or for any other motive by reason of which he is unable to attend
to his duties, which condition requires an amendment to section 10 of
Act Xo. 496 so as to provide for this point. The examiner of titles for
the city of Manila, to which position section 12 of Act Xo. 496 refers,
is the person called upon to take the place of the register of deeds in
such cases. This official, who has his office in that of the register and
whose functions are quite analogous, would be able to take the place
of the register of deeds in necessary cases and the latter, likewise, take
the place of the examiner of titles in similar cases. In this way provision
is made enabling both officials to enjoy a recognized right which other
Government employees are enjoying, providing at the same time that-
said offices be always under the direction of a competent person in the
cases af orementi oned.
OFFICE OF THE JUSTICE OF THE PEACE.
The sum of ^3,420 was appropriated for the personnel of this office
for the year which ended June 30, 1907, as against TA,680 which were
appropriated for the year previous. The economy realized is 1^2,260.
due to the reduction of the personnel from six to three Filipino employees,
which reduction was caused by the consolidation in one of the two courts


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which formerly existed. This consolidation has not affected the efficiency
of this office, as can he seen from the following table:
Court operations. Fiscal year—
1905-6. 1906-7.
Total suits tripd . ... 1,815 13 41 3,830
Dpposits of monp.y in p.onrt
Affidavits tn If on
Ponding p.a.sps 100 1,759 49
Marriage certificates received _ _ _ _ 1,492 44
Marriages solemnized __ _ __
Total
3,405 5,738

Act No. 1627, which went into effect July 1, 1907 (sec. 19 and sub-
sequent sections), gives new duties to the justices of the peace. In
consideration of this increase of work, an increase of P600 in the salary
of the justice of the peace is recommended, so that he receive 1*3,000
per annum instead of 1*2,400. It is further recommended that an
additional clerk, Class K, at 1*300 per annum, he added to the two existing
ones of Class H, at 1*720, and Class K, at P300, per annum, respectively.
It is also recommended that section 7 of Act No. 1627, in so far as
the way of enjoyment of leave of absence by the justice of the peace is
concerned, he amended, because it seems just that the enjoyment of this
right he put on the same basis as that of other Government employees,
instead of requiring him to pay out of his salary the auxiliary justice of
the peace for the work performed by the latter during the former’s
absence.
OFFICE OF THE SHERIFF.
The sum of 1*10,160 was appropriated for salaries of the personnel
of this office for the year which ended June 30, 1907, as against 1*20,810
which were appropriated for the previous year. The economy realized
is Pl 0,6 50, due to the reduction of the personnel from three American
and nineteen Filipino employees to one American and fourteen Filipino
employees.
The efficiency 'of the work of this office, notwithstanding the reduction
of personnel, has not fallen off, as can be seen from the attached table.
In support of the statement as to the efficiency with which this office has
operated during the year which ended June 30, 1907, it is expedient to
invite attention to the fact that the fees collected by this office during
the year which ended June 30, 1906, amounted to 1*13,689.36, while those
for the fiscal year 1907 have amounted to P16,752.65; that is, an increase
of P3,063.29 over those of the previous year.
It is recommended that the increase of Pl,000 in the salary of the
sheriff, as provided for in the appropriation bill for the fiscal year just
ended, be raised to P2,000 in. the estimates for the current vear.


ANNUAL REPORT OP THE MUNICIPAL BOARD.
47
Labors accomplished during the years 1905-6 and 1906-7.
Nature of work.
1905-6.
1906-7.
Increase.
Decrease.
Attachments_______________________________
Attachments discharged ___________________
Appointments made_________________________
Bench warrants____________________________
Citations (subpoenas):
Civil_________________________________
Criminal______________________________
Certificates of sale______________________
Claims filed______________________________
Executions________________________________
Garnishees served_________________________
Foreclosures of chattel mortgage__________
Indemnity bonds___________________________
Indorsements made_________________________
Injunctions_______________________________
Letters written___________________________
Levies discharged_________________________
Notices to registrar of deeds_____________
Notifications_____________________________
Orders:
To declare____________________________
Of ouster_____________________________
Of arrest, civil______________________
Of arrest, criminal___________________
Of sale_______________________________
To show cause__________________________
To deposit_____________________________
To deliver_____________________________
To pay_________________________________
To amend_______________________________
To receive bond________________________
Posting notices, Court of Land Registration .
Prisoners transferred_____________________
Prisoners committed_______________________
Prisoners incarcerated____________________
Prisoners released________________________
Prisoners bailed__________________________
Reports made______________________________
Requisitions passed_______________________
Replevins discharged______________________
Sales advertised__________________________
Sales made________________________________
Search warrants___________________________
Stay of executions________________________
Summonses, civil cases____________________
Vouchers prepared_________________________
Writs of habeas corpus____________________
Writs of replevin_________________________
203
36
35
31
951
!, 301
72
65
660
246
40
36
24
325
4
104
171
34
325
19
314
8
42
24
278
696
245
257
122
119
43
105
3
217
135
16
096
237
24
45
139
36
32
16
990
1,571
66
27
577
151
10
19
19
52
156
3
98
587
30
528
73
396
6
64
2
14
2
2
1
385
498
398
371
189
94
36
47
3
198
110
4
1
2,910
97
35
37
39
28
416
203
54
82
22
107
153
114
67
11
3
15
730
6
38
83
95
21
17
169
1
(i
2
“io
25
7
58
19
25
15
1S6
140
Comparative statement of salaries of the personnel in the offices of the law department
during the fiscal years 1906 and 1907.
1906.
1907.
Office.
Amer-
ican.
Fili-
pino.
Total.
Amer-
ican.
Fili-
pino.
Total.
Decrease.
City attorney:
Numberl_______________
Salaries______________
Prosecuting attorney:
Number_________________
Salaries_______________
Municipal court
Number_________________
Salaries_______________
Register of deeds:
Number________________
Salaries_______________
Justice of peace:
N umber________________
Salaries_______________
Sheriff:
Number________________
Salaries______________
3
Pll, 000
7
P27,700
2
P10,200
Pll, 200
7
P22,040
7
P17? 160
5
P6,320
8
P-9, 900
6
P-5, 680
19
P-9,610
Total:
Number___________
Salaries_________
15
POO,100
52
P70,710
10
P33, 040
14 6
P44,860 P25,000
7 1
P16,520 P7, 000
8
P9,900
6
P5,680
22 1
P20,810 P2,400
67 8
P130,810 P34,400
6
P-17,840
5
P-9,000
5
P-8,240
9
P9,820
P3,420
14
P-7,760
6 4
P17,840 P15,200
11 P34,000 3 P10,860
6 P15,240 1 Pl, 280
9
P9,820 P80
3 3 3
P3,420
15
P-10,160
P-2,260
P-10,650
42
P56,080
50
P-90,480
17
P-40, 330


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ANNUAL REPORT OF THE MUNICIPAL BOARD.
Ilecai)itulation.—During the year which ended June 30, 1906, the per-
sonnel was composed of 15 American employees and 52 Filipinos with
an appropriation of 1*130,810 for salaries of the same, and during the
year which ended June 30, 1907, the personnel was reduced to 8
Americans and 42 Filipinos with an appropriation of 1*90,480, which
represents a total saving of 1*40,330—that is, 32 per cent as compared
with the old appropriation.
FIRE DEPARTMENT.
The personnel of the fire department for the fiscal year 1907, including
the officers, consisted of 141 men, which is a decrease of five men from
the strength of the department in the preceding year. rFhc apparatus
has been maintained in first-class condition, hut there has been no increase
of the equipment during the year, and the department is housed in the
seven stations as heretofore. The total cost of the maintenance of the
fire service of the city, including the office of the city electrician, for the
fiscal year 1907, was 1*279,236.64. The available appropriation for this
period was 1*290,000, leaving an unexpended balance, in favor of the
department, of 1*10,763.36.
The department has steadily increased in capacity and efficiency with-
out causing additional expense, but, on the contrary, a very material
reduction has been accomplished, as will he seen in the following table:
1905
1906
1907
Fiscal year. APFionsria' Expenditures.
i P334,000. 00 ; P318.195.82 297,450.00 • 294. 809. (S3 290,000.00 279,236.64



The figures for 19f)5 are much, higher than the others, chiefly on ac-
count of the purchase of equipment. It is probable that there will be a
small increase in the appropriations for the fiscal year 1908 over those
of 1907, for the reason that practically nothing was added to the
equipment in the preceding year, and as most of the apparatus and hose
have been in the service from three to six years, and the alarm system
almost the same period, some renewals are necessary.
CHANGES AND RECOMMENDATIONS.
The personnel of tire department for the coming year will consist of
the following: One chief, 1 city electrician, 1 deputy chief, 1 chief
engineer, 1 mechanic, 6 linemen, 8 captains, 13 lieutenants, 5 first-class
engineers, 9 second-class engineers, 45 first-class firemen, and 50 second-
class firemen.
The change proposed by the Board and authorized in the last appro-
priation bill, whereby the unsatisfactory consolidation of the offices of the
city electrician and deputy chief was eliminated and the old grade of
deputy chief restored, has resulted in a marked improvement.


OUTFALL.




TRENCH BRACING.




ANNUAL REPORT OF THE MUNICIPAL BOARD.
49
FIKE PROTECTION ON RIVER AND BAY.
The department has had another experience in fighting fire in Manila
Bay, on the United States Army transport Thomas, in October, 1906.
The military authorities requested municipal assistance, and the best
that could be done was to place engine company No. 1 on a barge5
furnished by the quartermaster department, and tow it around the
water front to the burning vessel. The time consumed by this procedure
was over an hour and the delay permitted the fire to gain great headway,
despite the strongest efforts of the crew of the Thomas. The river and
bay shipping, and property adjoining, is in a more unfortunate position
as regards proper protection than ever before, because the danger has
been increased during the year by the additional docking facilities which
bring more vessels close together, and the erection of new buildings and
warehouses. The remarks on this subject in the last annual report of
the department apply with equal, if not more, force at the present time,
and, therefore, they are repeated:
In the plan of the organization committee of the Insular Government concern-
ing the police department of the city of Manila, whi.ch plan was approved by the
Commission, no provision has been made for the retention in the service of tlie
police launch Buekey O’Neill, which is fitted with fire pumps, and on June 20,
1906, the crew was discharged and the launch went out of commission. If it is
restored to service in some Bureau of the Insular Government it will be outside
the jurisdiction of the city and its value for fire-fighting purposes will be ap-
proximately the same as the launches of the Bureau of Navigation. This reduces
the city’s equipment for marine fire service to the pumps on the sanitary barge
Pluto. As this barge makes daily trips to the dumping grounds at least 10 miles
town the bay, it will not be available for several hours each day. With these
statements there is obviously no need for a further explanation of the fact that
die river and bay shipping, and much of the waterfront property, are deprived
)f any adequate fire protection; and it is recommended that provision be made
;or more convenient use of and greater jurisdiction over the launches which are
itted with fire pumps. The services of the police launch, when fighting fire
mder the direction of the fire department, have been valuable.
Contracts have been awarded for the construction of wharfs and warehouses
or the Quartermaster Department of the Army and for the Civil Government,
nd with the improvement of the reclaimed area and the attraction of offices and
warehouses to the site of the new harbor south of the river, the demand for
narine fire protection will naturally be much increased. Shipping will be more
entralized and the lighterage and storage of cargo will occupy a more restricted
,rea. In addition to the increase in the equipment of the department designed
o protect this important section against fires in the harbor, special attention
hould be paid to the extension of the system of hydrants which will be installed
n the reclaimed area.
The traffic in the bay and the river is very heavy, and Chief Dingman
gain recommends that provision be made for the control of the services
f a suitable fire boat or a boat equipped with fire pumps.
In March of this year a fire was discovered in the bodegas of Stevenson
; Co., on the south bank of the Pasig River near the Ayala Bridge..
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While the property fronts on the river, furnishing a most ideal water
supply for a fire launch, the department, through lack of such facility,
was obliged to fight this most stubborn and baffling conflagration from
one side only. The hydrants are located on Calle Concepcion, and as
the bodegas are in the deep interior, water was thrown on the blazing
hemp and the vast amount of inflammable stores only after being pumped
through long lines of hose. The damage to building is estimated at
F50.000, and to contents F3?0,000. Much of this loss would have been
avoided if the department had had the service of a launch equipped with
strong fire pumps.
INCREASED EQUIPMENT AND PERSONNEL.
Owing to the steady growth of the city, the increased number of build-
ings constructed of imported woods not semifire-resisting as are the
best of native woods, and the very material expansion of the residence
districts made accessible by the street-railway system, the present depart-
ment is not sufficiently large, nor is it properly equipped to give the
best protection against fire. But after careful consideration of the
revenues and the imperative needs of the various branches of the city
government, it is not felt advisable to increase the cost of this depart-
ment at the present time, unless it be in the direction of supplying some
protection to shipping on the river and bay and the warehouses and
other improvements erected on the adjoining land. *
SELE-PROPELLED APPARATUS.,
Careful study has been made of the advisability of purchasing self-
propelled fire apparatus and it has been decided to not recommend the
acquisition of such equipment at the present time. It is not believed
that the manufacture of automobile fire apparatus has reached a stage
that can be described as entirely satisfactory and the high initial cost
(more than twice that of the ordinary horse-drawn apparatus) and the
distance from the centers of supply and repair, requiring either the outlay
of considerable additional money in spare parts or long delays in delivery
of the same, make it advisable to wait at least another year. Moreover,
according to the catalogues and the most complete information which
has been available, self-propelled engines are made only in sizes larger
than those with which this department is equipped and really too large
for the local service. Careful comparisons have been made of the present
cost of the buggy and horse transportation of the chief of the fire depart-
ment and the probable cost of maintaining a small but strong automobile
runabout for this same purpose, and it is believed that economy and also
increased efficiency could be obtained by making this addition to the
department’s equipment.


ANNUAL REPORT OF THE MUNICIPAL BOARD. 51
PROPOSED STATIONS.
The fire chief again recommends the establishment of new stations for
the better protection of Santa Mesa, where it is proposed to place an
engine company; for Santa Ana, where it is proposed to place a chem-
ical company; and for Malate, where many new buildings are being
constructed, a small-sized combination truck and chemical, which would
improve the situation materially. The addition of an engine would
fulfill the present desires of the department.
STATION BUILDINGS.
All the buildings of the department are in reasonably good condition
with the exception of those occupied by engine companies Nos. 3, 4,'and
6. Paco station (No. 3) has been in a leaky condition for the last year
and being a one-story building, which has been gradually extended by the
erection of temporary sheds of imported lumber, it is not at all satisfac-
tory. Plans for converting the original permanent building of stone
into a two-story edifice have been approved by the Board, and the
remodeling and reconstruction have been commenced. It is estimated
that by the end of October the department will have a modern and
thoroughly equipped station ready for occupancy. The work is being
done by the department of engineering and public works, for the reason
that the bids received were considered to be too high. The total cos't is
estimated at P6,000.
Station No. 6 was constructed of imported lumber (not comparable
to the more expensive product of the country) owing to an urgent demand
for fire protection and the small available appropriation. A ceiling
should be installed, as the dormitory on the second floor, covered only
by galvanized iron, is often excessively hot and disturbs the sleep of
the men, despite every protection in the way of thorough ventilation.
ILOSE.
Theestimates of appropriation for the fiscal year 1908 contain an
item of P6,600 for the purchase of hose. There should be at least two
changes of hose for each station, and at present the seven engine com-
panies carry 8,000 feet of 2J inch on their hose wagons and 8,000 feet
in reserve for a change. Of this total of 16,000 feet in the service of
the department about 1,000 feet are in an unserviceable condition and
about 1,000 feet are approaching an unserviceable condition. The
greater part of the hose has been in the department since 1902-3, hence
the necessity of acquiring a new supply.


52
ANNUAL REPORT OF THE MFNICIPAL BOARD.
GENERAL OPERATION.
The department responded to 118 alarms of fire, which is a decrease of
six over the preceding year, and in nearly all cases the tire-alarm system
gave perfect satisfaction. Unfortunately, the total loss due to fire was
larger than any other year since 1903, as is shown by the following table:
1903 .................................................................. Ul,670,050
1904 ......*........................................................ 468.911
1905 ............................................................... 135,921
1906 ..........................,.................................... 76,192
1907 ............................................................... 677,709
The loss for 1907 is divided as follows: Buildings, 1*165,262; con-
tents, ^512,447.
The great increase in these figures was made by four unusually dis-
astrous fires, namely: Stevenson & Co., bodega, Calle Concepcion, March
27, 1907, estimated loss 1*420,000; nipa district, Paco, April 20, ap-
proximately 240 more or less small houses, 1*98,745; nipa district, Calle
Rivera, March 31, 72 more or less small houses, 1*10,350; nipa district,
Calle Cervantes, March 30, 33 more or less small houses and one strong-
material building, 1*9,025.
It is probable that the losses in the nipa district have been over-
estimated by the police and fire departments, as most of the information
was gathered on the statements of house owners, and they have very little
idea of the real value of their light-material houses and contents. In
many cases heavy losses attributed to the destruction of contents were
given by the occupants, when it has been conclusively proven that prac-
tically every stick of furniture and other movable articles had been
carried to safe places in the early stages of the fire. Two fires occurred in
Mandolayan, an outlying barrio across the Pasig River opposite Santa
Ana, which could not be reached'by the department. The distillery of
Macke, Chandler & Co. was totally destroyed at an estimated loss of
1*40,000.
INSPECTIONS.
The usual inspections of the various districts have been performed by
the proper officers of each station, and the fire hydrants have been
inspected each month and tested by opening the plugs and flushing out
the valves.
All powder and high explosives are stored in the San Juan magazine
as heretofore, and the regulations governing transportation of such
materials have been carefully observed. There were six convictions for
violation of Ordinance No. 47 and three convictions for the storing of
kerosene without the proper permit. Up to April 1, 1907, there were
no fees charged for license for the storage of combustibles and explosives,
but since that date, when Ordinance No. 93 became effective, 577 licenses
have been issued upon the payment of the proper fees.


ANNUAL REPORT OF THE MUNICIPAL BOARD.
0O
ELECTRICAL BRANCH.
The decay of several of the poles of the police and -fire alarm system
has required the substitution of new ones in many parts of the city.
Much work has been accomplished in constructing aerial lines and over-
hauling a large number of the alarm boxes, gongs, etc. Boxes numbered
712 and 713 were installed at the custom-house to replace the auxiliary
system, which was found to be defective and unreliable. For the same
reasons the auxiliary box in the Bureau of Science was disconnected.
Fifty-two alarms of hre were transmitted over the system in a prompt and
satisfactory manner. The police system has been operating on a five-
minute day-and-night schedule with entire satisfaction.
The general reconstruction of electrical installations throughout the
city, due to the change from 110 volts to 220 volts in the commercial
secondary feeder mains of the Manila Electric Railroad and Light Com-
pany, has been completed. Approximately 1,200 telephones have been
installed by the Philippine Islands Telephone and Telegraph Company.
Many of the city poles are used by this company under definite contract
of rental. This growth and improvement in the electrical construction
has materially added to the regular work of this office. The ordinances
have been strictly enforced and minute attention has been given to
details of construction.
There were issued from the office 2,758 permits for electrical installa-
tion and 2,683 certificates of inspection. The actual number of inspec-
tions made is 5,307. Total inspection fees amounted to 1*5,607.15, which
is a reduction of 1*2,260.30 from the last fiscal year. An arrangement
which has been of much convenience to the electrical contractors has been
put in force by which these contractors may give bond and pay monthly
the fee for electrical inspections at the office of the city assessor and
collector, instead of requiring payment for each individual certificate.
On the recommendations of the city electrician several changes have
been made in the police-alarm apparatus, the principal one of which is
the substitution of wet for dry batteries in all police boxes, and it is
estimated that this change will result in an annual saving of approx-
imately 1*500. The boxes as changed are giving entire satisfaction.
REFORM OF PUBLIC LIGHTING SYSTEM.
The general plan for the reform of the public lighting system, which
was presented in 1906 by the committee on electrical installation and
illumination, has been perfected in nearly all its details, so that now the
department has plans of each district of the city on a larger scale, out-
lining the improvements which are to be made from time to time as the
available appropriations will permit. The estimate of appropriation for
1908 contains an increase of 1*7,000 over the expenditures of the pre-
vious year, for necessary additions to the lighting service, and if this


54 ANNUAL REPORT OF THE MUNICIPAL BOARD.
sum be allowed by the Commission a very material improvement can be
made in some of the markets and in the street lighting, especially in
those new districts which have been built up and represent the invest-
ment of a large amount of money in modern houses, and also in the
districts of Pandacan and Santa Ana, which are far removed from the
centers of population, being cut off by large areas of agricultural land,
unsuitable in its present condition for residence purposes.
An arrangement was made with the Manila Electric Railroad and
Light Company, in March, 1907, by virtue of which the city secures the
benefit of the modern inclosed arc lamps, in place of the old arcs and
incandescent lights supplied by La Electricista. For some years the dis-
tricts of Intramuros, San Nicolas, Quiapo, Binondo, Santa Cruz, and
San Miguel have been lighted chiefly by incandescent lamps, and as these
districts include several important centers of population the substitution
of the inclosed arc will constitute a great improvement. Special orna-
mental fixtures bearing the new style arc were installed on the Luneta in
the month of January, and they are giving entire satisfaction. The sup-
pression of the incandescent lamps and the open arc in favor of the new
inclosed arc will effect all the improvements anticipated and also permit
an addition of about eleven new lights, without causing any increase in
expense.
The electric line connecting Manila with Fort William McKinley,
under a franchise granted on January 30, 1906, has been completed be-
tween those two points, and operation' was commenced April 18, 1907,
and the cars are being run under a twenty-minute service. The line is
being extended to Pasig.
DEPARTMENT OF ASSESSMENTS AND COLLECTIONS.
REAL-ESTATE TAX.
The real-estate tax is the city’s most important source of revenue.
Efforts have been made by some of the largest holders of real estate to
secure a reduction of the tax rate, which is now only 1^ per cent. Such
requests have usually been based upon the claim that real estate in Manila
has been assessed too high. These assertions, however, appear to be un-
founded, (1) because of the fact that of the 15,780 parcels of property
in Manila subject to taxation appeals were taken on only 298 parcels, of
which only in the case of 34 were reductions made by the board of tax
appeals; (2) that in the case of the five appeals so far taken and con-
sidered by the Board of Central Equalization under the provisions of
Act No. 1474 of the Philippine Commission, none has been reduced, the
Central Equalization Board in every case confirming the valuation placed
upon the property by the city assessor and collector; and (3) because of
information gathered by him as to rentals received for several thousand
parcels of property in all parts of the city, which shows that, based upon


ANNUAL REPORT OF THE MUNICIPAL BOARD. 55
the present assessed valuations, the average rental received is over 1?
per cent per annum. Inasmuch as there are no special assessments levied
against Manila property, as is done in nearly all the cities of the United
States, a tax rate of 14 or over 2 per cent does not seem excessive.
The total value of taxable real estate in the city of Manila, as shown
by the 1907 tax rolls, is P81,689,785. This is an increase of Pl,164,550
over the valuation for 1906, due to new buildings erected and additions
made to the tax rolls of some small properties that had heretofore escaped
taxation.
Manila probably has a larger list of exempt property than any city of
its size in the United States. Of a total assessment of P127,887,366 of
real estate in the city, P46,197,581, over 36 per cent, is exempt from
taxation by reason of its being used for religious, charitable, scientific, or
educational purposes and not held for profit; or because of its belonging
to some branch of the Government. The exempt property may be
classified as to ownership as follows: Insular Government, P15,522,165;
United States Army, P7,347,688; city of Manila, P4,745,504; Govern-
ment ownership but branch not determined, P3,149,356; Catholic
churches, P5,607,849; Protestant churches, P322,386; religious orders,
P9,437,763; miscellaneous, P64,870.
There has been a gradual decline from year to year in the value of
new buildings erected in the city. During the calendar year 1903 there
were erected buildings to the value of P3,784,320; 1904, P3,489,846;
1905, P2,682,606; 1906, Pl,594,506. Apparently capital is being di-
verted to commercial undertakings, etc., although real estate with even
ordinary improvements continues to be a good investment, paying in
rentals from 12 to 22 per cent.
Excellent results have been obtained by the city assessor and collector
in the collection of both delinquent and current taxes during the year for
which this report is made. Three tax sales were held during the year,
for which 340 pieces of property were advertised, of which 118 were
sold, the rest being redeemed after advertisement and before sale. Ten
parcels were forfeited to the city, there being no bidders. No pToperty
was offered for sale unless the tax on same was delinquent for two years
or more. Taxes on the majority of the property sold were delinquent for
periods ranging from three to five years. The owners of the properties
sold have one year from the date of the sale in which to redeem, and,
judging from past experience, it is safe to assume that nearly all of it
will be redeemed. Eighteen of the properties sold during the year have
already been redeemed.
In February, 1907, authority was given for the cancellation of delin-
quent taxes to the amount of P8,188.68, which represented taxes due on
small houses for the years 1901 to 1905, inclusive. The houses having
been destroyed, and the owners not owning the land on which they had
formerly been located, there was no means of making these collections.


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ANNUAL REPORT OF THE MUNICIPAL BOARD.
The following comparative statement shows the amount of delinquent-
taxes outstanding on June 30, 1906 and 1907:
For the year-
1901 ___________________________________________________________________________
1902 __________________________________________________________________________
1903 __________________________________________________________________________
1904 __________________________________________________________________________
1905 ___i______________________________________________________________________
3906____________________________________________________________________________
On June SO-
1906. 1907.
P410.02 2,367.64 5,646.60 20,034.29 64,356.35 Pl 5.86 115.02 207.16 ! 1,076. 36 i 3, 577. 84 ' 53, 658.53
92,814.90 ; 58,650.77
Total_______________________________________________________________
From the above it will be seen that on June 30, 1907, the amount of
delinquent tax was 1*34,164.13 less than on June 30, 1906.
MATADERO.
As predicted in the last annual report, the collections at the matadero
have increased, although slightly, during the fiscal year 1907 as compared
with the fiscal year 1906. The following statement shows the number of
animals slaughtered and removed for consumption, the weight of dressed
meat, and the fees collected at the rate of 3 centavos per kilo on dressed
meat:
Animal.
Cattle_____
Hogs_______
Sheep______
Total.
Number. Weight (kilos). Collections.
20,636 55,285 224 2,668,144 2,828,735 1,872 P80,044. 32 84,862.05 56.16
164,962. 53

There were condemned and cremated 22 head of cattle and 306 hogs,
besides a large number of parts of carcasses, the same having been
declared unfit for human consumption by the veterinary inspectors on
duty at the matadero. The number of. diseased hogs that are slaughtered
seems to be on the increase. Of the 306 condemned during the year, 253
were condemned during the last six months, and 67 of these were con-
demned during the month of June.
As shown above, there were slaughtered and removed from the mata-
dero for consumption 76,145 animals, weighing, dressed, 5,498,751 kilos,
as compared with 71,792 animals, weighing, dressed, 5,334,975 kilos
removed during the fiscal year 1906.
PUBLIC MARKETS.
The number and location of the city markets remained unchanged
throughout the year covered by this report.
The total market collections for the year amounted to 1*238,711.46
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deposited in. time to take credit on statement of total collections), as
compared with 4*269,430.88 collected during the fiscal year 1906, result-
ing in a loss as compared with 1906 of 1^30,719,42. Of this loss
4*8,531.35 is due to the fact that collections of market fees to that
amount- were made at the various bay, river, and estero landings during
a little over six months of the fiscal year 1906, whereas none whatever
were made during the fiscal year 1907, the same having been discontinued
on January 8, 1906.
The expenses incident to the making of market collections during
the year were 4*18,106.34, or a saving as compared with the expenses for
1906 of ^2,407.56. The expenses for the year 1907 represent a fraction
over 7| per cent of the collections, or about the same as for the year 1906.
The administration of the Quinta market was transferred to the
department of sanitation and transportation on June 15, 1907.
Tiie change promises to he most satisfactory and will probably lead to
a similar transfer of other markets, if not all of them, in the near future.
The market collections should show a material increase during the
year 1908, due (1) to the increased' stall rentals in effect in Quinta
market, which became effective June 15, and (2) to the restrictions
regarding the sale of various articles of market produce outside the
public markets, as provided by Ordinance No. 93.
Statement showing the collections of each market during the fiscal year 1901'.
Name of market.
Total six : Total six
months end--months end-
ing Dec. 31, ing June 30,
1906. 1907.
Total fiscal
year ending
June 30,
1907.
Divisoria
Quinta____
Arranque __
Sampaloc —
Herran____
Anda______
Santa Ana _
Gagalangin
Pandacan__
1*60,242.21
26,506.95
12,391.85 I
4,337.45 !
5,397.55 !
665.95 I
699.15
492.80 ;
542,10 ;
P17,653.10
30,830.10
12,365.50
4,222.05
5, 783.35
621. 55
756.30
601.25 ,
602.25 !
P131,895.31
57,337.05
24,757.35
8, 559.50
11,180. 90
1,287.50
1,455.45
1,094.05
1,144.35
____________________________________________________ 111,276.01 127,435.45 238,711.46
Total
MUNICIPAL LICENSES.
From July 1, 1906, to and including March 31, 1907, the only occupa-
tions, trades, professions, and objects subject to the payment of municipal
license taxes were: Peddlers (excepting those who sell only native vege-
tables, fruits, or foods personally carried by themselves), auctioneers,
plumbers, hotels, restaurants, boarding houses, lodging houses, livery
stables, race tracks, public vehicles, and dogs. These license taxes were
imposed by the provisions of city Ordinance No. 9.
On February 11, 1907, Ordinance No. 93 was enacted, which repealed
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of said ordinance the following occupations, trades, professions, and
objects were made subject to the payment of license taxes and permit
fees, in addition to the above mentioned: Advertising agents, barbers,
billiard and pool tables, boarding stables, bowling alleys, clubs, dance
halls, detective agencies, embalmers, establishments for the storage of
highly combustible or explosive materials, ferries, manufacture and sale
of food and drink, fortune tellers, jugglers and acrobats, laundries and
dyeing and cleaning establishments, mercantile and collecting agencies,
merry-go-rounds, offensive or dangerous trades, parades, pawnbrokers,
second-hand dealers and keepers of junk shops, shipping and intelligence
offices, shooting galleries, slot machines, tattooers, theaters, and public
warehouses.
As a whole, the license fees are low, the primary object of the ordinance
being for the regulation and control of the various trades and occupations.
BUSINESS LICENSES AND PERMITS.
The collections from this source during the last fiscal year amounted
to 1*25,085-.59, as compared with 4^6,770.57 for the fiscal year ending
June 30, 1906, or an increase of 1^18,315.02.
LIQUOR LICENSES.
Collections from the issue of liquor licenses during the fiscal year 1907
were ^163,178.50, as compared with ^184,278.64 during the fiscal year
1906, a decrease of 1^21,100.14.
The following statement shows the number of each class of liquor
license in force in the city of Manila on June 30, 1907, and also the
total number of each class in force on June 30, 1906 :
Liquor licenses in force June 30, 1906 and 1907.
First-class bar---------------
Second-class bar;-------------
First-class restaurant liquor___
Second-class restaurant liquor
First-class hotel liquor------
Second-class hotel liquor-----
Theaters______________________
First-class wholesale liquor
Second-class wholesale liquor.
Third-class wholesale liquor
Grocery liquor----------------
Distillers____________________
Brewers_______________________
Druggists_____________________
Native wine___________________
Total------------------
Class of license.
June 30, 1907. June 30, 1906.
37 46
37 43
15 18
11 12
2 2
1 3
38 29
4 3
4 3
73 72
8 8
1 1
4 3
1,319 1,309
1,554
1,552
The above does not include ten clubs which pay municipal club
business licenses and internal-revenue taxes on the sale of liquors to
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PUBLIC VEHICLE LICENSES.
There was collected oil the issue of vehicle licenses 1*14,518.70 during
the fiscal year 1907, as against F13,621.10 during the fiscal year 1906,
showing an increase of ^4897.60. The number of such licensed vehicles
on June 30, 1907, was 3,005. Due no doubt to the competition of the
street railway, the class of vehicles used as public rigs has greatly
improved.
DOG LICENSES.
■’C
The revenue derived from the issue of dog licenses for the fiscal year
just passed amounted to F5,327.11, as compared with T=4,826.50 for the
fiscal year 1906; an increase of 14500.61. There were 1,338 dog licenses
issued, 51 of which have been canceled, leaving 1,287 in effect on June
30, 1907.
PUBLIC ENTERTAINMENT AND PEDDLERS'’ LICENSES.
Under the above heading there was collected, during the period covered
by this report, 1*8,740.50, as compared with 148,392.50 for the fiscal year
1906, being an increase of U348. This increase is due to the adding
of dance halls to the list of entertainments. Two forms of public
entertainments subject to municipal license tax are race tracks (1*200
per annum and P10 daily additional for each race meeting) and dance
halls, which pay a license tax of P3 for each night when dances are held.
From race tracks there was collected during the year 14570. There is
only one race track in the city.
The revenue collected on peddlers’ licenses during the fiscal year
amounted to 4*5,956.50. The increased rate from 1*2 to T3 per quarter
became effective on April 1. There were issued 1,984 licenses at 1*2 per
quarter, 661 licenses at 1*3 per quarter, and 11 duplicates at 1*0.50 each.
RECAPITULATION.
A recapitulation of collections on municipal licenses during the fiscal
year ending June 30, 1907, and a comparison of same with collections for
the year ended June 30, 1906, follows:
Class of license.
Liquors__________________________________
Business_________________________________
Entertainments and peddlers’_____________
Vehicles_________________________________
Dogs-------------------------------------
Bicycles_________________________________
Total____________2------------------!
1906. 1907. Increase.
P184,278. 64 P163,178. 50 25, 085. 59 8, 740.50 14,518.70 5, 327.11
6,770. 57 8,392. 50 13,621.10 4,826.50 68.85 Pl 8,315.02 348.00 897.60 500. 61

217,958.16 216,850.40 | 20,061.23
Decrease.
P-21,100.14
68. 85
21,168.99
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REGISTRATION OF LIVE STOCK.
In the last annual report comment was made regarding the small fees
provided by existing law for the registration and transfer of ownership
of cattle in Manila, and of the impracticability of requiring proof of
ownership as is done throughout the provinces under the provisions of
Act No. 1147. It was then recommended that the provisions of Act No
1147 be made applicable to the city of Manila.
During the year covered by this report, 2,484 animals have been
registered, at a fee of 1*0.20 each, and 2,746 transfers of ownership have
been recorded, at a fee of 1*0.10 each, making a total collection of
P771.40, as against 1*785.80 for the year 1906.
RENTALS OF CITY PROPERTY.
During the period covered by this report there has been collected as
rentals for the use of the various parcels of city property the sum of
1*19,950.32, as compared with a collection of 1*18,730.29 during the fiscal
year 1906, or an increase of 1*1,220.03.
PAIL CONSERVANCY SYSTEM, WATER RENTS, BUILDING PERMITS, BOILER
INSPECTION, AND VAULT CLEANING.
These charges are collected by the city assessor and collector upon
assessment rolls and orders of payment prepared and issued by the depart-
ment of engineering and public works and the department of sanitation
and transportation. The receipts from these sources during the year were
as follows:
Pail system ............................................................ P48,508.2G
Vault cleaning.......................................................... 39,199.00
Building permits ...................,................................. 15,314.47
Water rents ........................................................... 221,187.98
Boiler-inspection fees ......................:........................ 1,212.00
Of the above collections losses are shown as compared with the fiscal
year 1906 collections on account of the pail system of 1*10,818.90, and in
building permits of T=2,644.43, while increases are shown as compared
with the fiscal year 1906 in vault cleaning 1*507.15, water rents
Pl0,449.29, and boiler-inspection fees 1*142. The principal loss as
compared with 1906 is that under the heading of pail system, and it is
partly due to the inter-Bureau voucher system which was established
during the year 1907, and by which cash collections from Government
Bureaus for the use of the pail system have been eliminated. This item
alone accounts for nearly 1*5,000 of the shortage above shown.
FEES, FINES, COSTS, ETC.
Costs, fines, fees, etc., were collected or received under the provisions
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their collection. The amounts received from these sources during the
year were as follows:
Municipal court collections ............................................... F53,331.43
Sheriff’s fees ............................................................. 16,752.65
Justice of peace fines and fees.â„¢............................................ 5,968.57
Pound receipts .............................................................. 4,065.14
City electrician’s fees..................................................... 5,495.75
Ceinenterio del Norte ...................................................... 10,996.50
Secretary of Municipal Board fees............................................... 43.50
Public health fees.......................................................... 13,764.60
Total .......................................................... 110,418.14
Of these items the following shows an increase as compared with the
collections for the fiscal year 1906: Sheriffs fees, F3,063.29.
The following show losses as indicated:
Municipal court collections ............................................. 1*15,169.34
City attorney’s fees ............................;....................... 192.26
Justice of peace fines and fees...........................,.............. 789.33
Pound receipts ................................................................ 11.86
City electrician’s fees .................................................... 2,372.95
Cementerio del Norte ....................................................... 2,428.59
Secretary of Municipal Board, fees............................................. 25.50
Public Health fees.......................................................... 1,283.40
Total ............................................................ 22,273.23
Net decrease............................................................. 19,209.94
Miscellan eous co I lec tions.
Date.
From whom collected.
Amount.
1906.
July 12
Julv 13
July 23
Aug. 6
. Aug. 24
Nov. 2
’ 1907.
Jan. 24
Feb. 19
Mar. 12
Mar. 18
Manila Telephone Co., 7 per cent gross earnings for quarter ending June
30, 1906 ________________________________________________________________
Beck miniature railroad, 5 per cent gross earnings for period July 5 to 13, 1906 _
Beck miniature railroad, 5 per cent gross earnings for period July 14 to 22, 1906 _
Beck miniature railroad, 5 per cent gross earnings for period July 23 to August
5, 1906 _______________________________________________________________
Beck miniature railroad, 5 per cent gross earnings for period August 6 to
23, 1906 ______________________________________________________________
Manila Telephone Co., 7 per cent gross earnings for quarter ending Sept. 30, 1906_
PN38.20
5.75
3.06
3. 40
2.20
250.00
Jan. 14
Jan. 26
Feb. 20
Mar. 7
Mar. 22
Apr. 8
Apr. 17
Apr. 17
May 29
June 6
June 13
June 22
Banco Espahol-Filipino, dividends on city stock______________________________
Philippine Islands Telegraph and Telephone Co., rent of city poles___________
J. E. Harding, chief, money found by police department_______________________
J. E. Harding, chief, sale of confiscated and stolen property________________
Department of sanitation and transportation.
Rosario Vizcarra, 1,000 empty sacks, at 7 centavos___________________________
Rosario Vizcarra, 2,000 empty sacks, at 7 centavos___________________________
J. C. Mehan, chief, sale of property_________________________________________
Pedro Ocampo, 500 empty sacks, at 10 centavos________________________________
Rosario Vizcarra, 500 empty sacks, at 10 centavos____________________________
Benedicto Gonzales, 500 empty sacks, at 10 centavos--------------------------
____do________________________________________________________________________
Rosario Vizcarra, 1,000 empty sacks, at 10 centavos--------------------------
Benedicto Gonzales, 500 empty sacks, at 10 centavos__________________________
Rosario Vizcarra, 300 empty sacks, at 10 centavos____________________________
Rosario Vizcarra, 200 empty sacks, at 10 centavos____________________________
Rosario Vizcarra, 500 empty sacks, at 10 centavos____________________________
2,256.00
921.50
25. 68
116. 96,
70.00
140.00
45.35
50.00
50.00
50. 00
50.00
100.00
50.00
30.00
20.00
50. 00
Total____________________________________________________________________
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INTERNAL-REVENUE DIVIDENDS.
This source of revenue to the city of Manila now comprises:
(1) The entire collections from the sale of cedulas in the city;
(2) The entire receipts for internal-revenue licenses issued for the
maintenance in Manila of theaters, museums* concert halls, pawnbrokers,
circuses, and billiard rooms;
(3) Manila’s share in proportion to its population of the '25 per cent
of the revenue apportioned under the provisions of the Internal Revenue
Law for use of provincial and municipal governments;
(4) The entire receipts from the sale of certificates to habitual users
of opium in Manila; and
(5) The entire receipts collected as fees for the testing and sealing
of weights and measures in Manila.
The last two items did not constitute part of the dividends received
during the fiscal year 1906. The Opium Law (Act No. 1461) became
effective April 1, 1906, but as these dividends are only paid quarterly by
the Insular Auditor, nothing was received as receipts from the sale of
opium certificates until after the expiration of the fiscal year 1906. The
Weights and Measures Law did not become effective until January 1,
1907; and owing to the fact that the metric standards, sealers, and other
paraphernalia were not secured in time, the enforcement of the law only
began in Manila in March, 1907.
The internal-revenue dividend is unusually large this year, due to the
fact that five quarterly payments have been made by the Auditor, one
payment due for 1906 being delayed and not received until after the close
of that fiscal year.
The following is an itemized statement of the revenue from this source
during the fiscal year 1907—
Manila’s share of the 25 per cent of the revenues accruing to the
provincial and municipal governments according to population..... ^=61,838.01
Cedulas .............................................:............ 113,578.00
License taxes enumerated above...........;........................ 10,437.50
Opium certificates................................................ 26,485.00
Weights and measures.............................................. 1,097.05
Total ............................:...........>................. 213,435.56
As compared with 1*74,876.93 for the fiscal year 1906, or an increase
of 1*138,558.63.
.MANILA ELECTRIC RAILROAD AND LIGHT COMPANY FRANCHISE TAX.
By the' provisions of its charter the Manila Electric Railroad and
Light Company pays to the city of Manila 2| per cent of its gross
earnings from fares collected, tickets sold, and electric light and power
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is exempted from the payment of all other taxes except the real-estate
ta'x. The sum of 1^40,851.54 was collected from this company during
the fiscal year 1907, as compared with U28,6 62.8 5 collected during the
fiscal year 1906.
TOTAL COLLECTIONS.
The total collections of city taxes, fees, charges, etc., amounted to
4^2,668,033.10 1 for the fiscal year 1907, as compared with ^2,465,780.40
for the fiscal year 1906, an increase of 4^202,252.70.
EXPENSES.
The actual net expenses to the city of Manila for the collection of its
taxes and other revenues collected by the department of assessments and
collections were as follows—
Salaries and wages ................................................... ^82, 000
Contingent expenses .................................................. 18, 000
Total .......................................................... 100,000
which represents a fraction over 3.7 per cent of the total collections.
PUBLIC MARKETS.
Several sellers of dried fish in the Divisoria market having complained
that the market inspector had shown marked partiality in the assignment
of stands, and the Municipal Board having considered that though the
present claim did not have any foundation at all it would be convenient
to avoid similar claims in the future, the following resolution was passed
on July 11, 1906:
Resolved, That the city assessor and collector be hereby authorized and
directed to sell at public auction on the afternoon of Saturday, the fourteenth
instant, at an hour to be fixed by him, the privilege of occupying these new fixed
stalls, with the understanding that the money bid and paid for this privilege is
to be considered as a premium, to be paid once only, and in addition to the
regular tariff rates now fixed or hereafter to be fixed by the Board; and
provided further, that this privilege shall not be transferable, and that if any
of these stalls are vacated by those who have under this scheme acquired the
right of first occupancy, the first applicant for same shall be given the privilege
of renting.
Having noticed the satisfaction given by the good result of this
measure, not only by the high prices obtained from the stands already
sold but also in the subsiding of the persons who presented the claims,
the Municipal Board resolved, on the 19th of the same month, to repeat
the same experiment with other vacant stands of the same market, under
the same conditions. Besides, upon a motion of the market committee,
11*77,778.80 withheld by Insular Auditor for payment of accounts due the
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it was resolved to modify the actual tariff of the said market, adopting in
it the same system which was followed in. the x^rranque and Sampaloc
markets* and this received the general approval of the venders and
retailers patronizing it.
Although the second sale did not give as good a result as the first one,
it was resolved, on the 14th of August, to follow the same policy with the
remainder of the stands of section A, which were to be sold the 18th of
the same month under the same conditions. It was intended by this
measure to obtain a complete reform without having the general com-
motion which such a reform always produces.
Nobody attended the sale, and as a protest against it, and also against
the new tariffs and method of assignment of stands, a few of the sellers
and retailers favored by the previous system declared a strike, and in two
days, having terrorized the rest to side with them, the strike became
general on the 20th of that month.
The strikers asked for the suppression of the system of .sales in the
assignment of stands and that the previous system of tariffs in force
during the Spanish regime should be put in force again. The said old
system had established three kinds of stands, to wit:
(а) The so-called “fixed stands” (fijos), on which the rent was paid
weekly,
(б) The so-called “changeable stands” (volantes), which did not have
any numeration nor a prescribed place and on which they paid a tax on
every basket, which tax changed according to the size of the basket.
This rule was dependent on the judgment of the market collectors and
so it was capable of a great deal of latitude.
(c) The so-called “mixed stands.” This classification had been es-
tablished by custom or prescription as it never had had official sanction.
The said stands had ah unnumbered place among the volante stands, for
which privilege they paid a certain tax on them and at the same time
they were subject to the same taxation per basket as the volantes.
On the 22d of August there was chosen a committee formed by the
committee on markets of the Municipal Board, the deputy city assessor
and collector, and the chief inspector of markets; which committee
rendered its report on the 25th of the same month.
This committee recommended that notwithstanding the tariff approved
by the Municipal Board on the 19th of July fixing the rate of 1| centavos
per square foot on each stand, which was equitable, a new tariff based
on the same principle and only to the extent of 1| centavos per square
foot be made; it also recommended the installation of more stands under
the lateral roofs of the two yards of the market, with the object of hold-
ing the proceeds at the maximum figure which would be as it was
during the year 1904. It further recommended that the new system
of assignment by public sale should be discontinued, awaiting a better
opportunity.


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