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office for the city attorney, a good sized, pleasant room. On the west end are the justices' courts, with justices' clerk's office in connection, and the justices' private office. Both these courts (as well as the police court), are lofty — this story heing seventeen feet high, and are fitted up in a similar manner to the police court. The north court room is thirty nine feet by twenty-eight, and the heating and ventilation admirable. There is also on this story a room for the reserve police — a great convenience. Ascending the main stairs to the third story, you come to the Fire-alarm telegraph office, very well arranged, the operating room being on the southeast corner of the building; on the west of it is the battery room, and on the north, extending over the Pearl street front is the sleeping room of the operators, and a private office for the superintendent. There are two other large rooms suitable for offices on this story, which have not as yet secured occupants. Ascending the private stairs, from the second to the third story, we found two dormitories for the police, covering the same space as the justices' courts below. Adjoining are two lodging rooms for male and female vagrants, and the photographing room connected with the police. These rooms, to which access is had from the private stairs, are entirely shut off from the Fire-alarm department, as the main stairs only extend to the third story. By ascending to the fourth floor by these private stairs, you reach the large drill room extending the whole length and width of the building. The whole of the smoke and ventilation flues being carried up in the outside walls, makes this entirely clear of obstruction, and specially available for its intended use. The building committee, consisting of the mayor, aldermen Mulhall, Smith, Mills and Parker, under whose direction, in conjunction with the architects (Messrs. Woollet & Ogden), the work has been carried out, are deserving of great praise for this substantial and ornamental edifice. We have no other public building in this city so well adapted and contrived for the purposes intended, and too much praise cannot be awarded to the builders, for a better example of masons' work than Patrick McCarthy has done in this work, or better carpenters' work than Geo. Martin has executed, wehave never seen. The painting was done by Corliss. M. Delehanty furnished the furnaces, and did the slating and tining. Plumber, E Kearney. Gasfitter, Joseph Mc

Cann. Iron work, Haskell & Orchard John S. Pruyn died of

injuries received in jumping from a third story window at a fire, aged 35.

24. Oscar Rogers died at City Hotel.

25. Charles Cowell died, aged 67. Annie Lawlor, wife of James H. Haight, died, aged 22.

26. Catharine Westropp died, aged 65.

27. The morning light discovered the house tops covered with a layer

of snow Henry L. Like died, aged 32. Norman T. Crapser died

at sea, aged 39.

28. Hugh Sellers died, at La Libertad, aged 40.

29. Bridget, wife of Edward O'Keefe, died, aged 29. Rose, widow of William Sheridan, died, aged 47. Michael Ray died, aged 32.

30. Marie Antoinette, widow of Frederick de Peyster and daughter of the late John Kane, died, in New York.

31. Catharine, wife of Edward Birmingham, died, aged 34. Mary, wife of William Donovan, died, aged 26. John J. Roff died, while sitting in his chair, aged 54. David H. Brumaghim died, aged 50. Mary MeCully, widow of John Bigham, died.

November 1. Paul A. Sabbaton, died, aged 81. Few men have been distinguished in their career by greater enterprise, or by more inventive resources and energy. Though a native of France, he was a true patriot and loyal American. Mr. S. was but 13 years of age when he left France to avoid the conscription, and when he arrived in New York, went into the office of the Neu> York Spectator, as printer. He was a close friend of Fulton, and drew the specifications and prepared the plans of the first steam boat on the Hudson. In the war of 1812, he held the government contract for supplying shot and shell, and erected the works at Cold Spring. His career, though marked by many vicissitudes, was distinguished by uniform gentleness of character and serenity ofmind.— Argus Upon his

arrival in this country at the age of 13, he was sent by his uncle (a French importing merchant) to a school in New Brunswick to learn the English language. Here he remained until he was 17 years of age, when he went into the office of his uncle, who afterwards purchased the Mercantile Advertiser, and continued its publication with Amos Butler, as partner. Mr. Sabbaton continued in the office several years; afterwards turned his attention to the iron business, which he continued successfully until the disastrous year, 1837, when in consequence of numerous failures in New York, he became also involved, and soon after turned his attention to the manufacture of gas, in which business he continued until his death. He was a close friend of Fulton, and drew the specifications and prepared the plans of the first steam boat on the Hudson. In the war of 1812, he held the government contract for supplying shot and shell, and erected the works at Cold Spring. In all the relations of life, few men leave a fairer record. His mind was enlarged by general reading, and there were few subjects upon which he was not conversant. His nature was affectionate and generous in the extreme. Modest in his deportment, he

was only appreciated by those who knew him best.— Journal Mrs.

Jane McCready died. John Brown died, aged 71. James Nolan died, aged 67.

2. William Millbanks died, aged 59. Deborah, wife of William H. Shaffer and daughter of the late Amos Adams, died, aged 33. John Riedy, died, aged 63. Maria Elizabeth, wife of John Dobbs, died at Winona, Minn.

3. John Faney, died, aged 46. Mary Kearney, wife of Henry Carlin, died, aged 36.

4. Mary J. Babcock, wife of Horatio G. Cass, died, aged 25.

5. A democratic organization, called the Jacksonians, had a parade and torch-light procession in the evening, in honor of the triumph of the democrats in the recent election, by which the whole state was carried by them for the first time in twenty years Mrs. Sophia W. Huntington died, aged 76.

6. Mrs. Priscilla Hubbell died, aged 75. Edward Brown died, aged 65.

7. Catharine, wife of Richard Mirick, died, aged 55. Annie C. Garrett died, aged 33. Michael Reidy died, aged 38.

8. Emma Virginia Keeler died, aged 17.

9. William Bruce died, a^ed 51. Samuel Kingsbury, Jr., died, aged 25. Mary Gill died, aged 22. Albert Nehemiah died, aged 25.

10. Sarah Bulson, wife of Charles H. Connally, died. Thomas M. Gaffney died, aged 29. Frances, wife of Joseph Hill, died, aged 54.

11. Peter Conners died, aged 29. Peter Hosch died, aged 44.

12. Jane A. Johnson, wife of John W. Osborn, died, aged 37.

13. Charles V. Mann died, aged 26.

14. Perris Mills, wife of Harvey H. Tyler, died, aged 67. Mrs. Lemuel Sherwood, formerly of this city, died at Niles, Mich., aged 85.

15. Sarah, wife of John Rabson, died, aged 65. Catharine Louisa Hogan, wife of Wm. H. Shear, died, aged 26. David V. N. Cook died, aged 24. Charles H. Gill died in New York city, aged 34.

17. Martha A. Norris, wife of Henry Beardsley, died, aged 30. Jannett Law died at West Troy.

18. Peter Van Valkenburgh died, aged 37.

21. Edward Hanly died, aged 38. Maggie Flemming died in San Francisco, aged 21. Mary Hartigan died, aged 55.

22. Great storm which began in the previous night, and reached its greatest violence between 7 and 8 A. M , was the most violent that can be remembered in many years. But little rain fell, but the fury of the wind was unequaled. It appears to have extended over the whole country from the gulf of Mexico to the lakes, and from the Atlantic to our western territories. The destruction of property in this city and vicinity, and indeed throughout the country, was very great. In but few individual cases was the loss large, but the damage to buildings unroofed, fences and trees prostrated, and bridges injured, was very large in the aggregate.

23. Anna C, wife of Charles Dennstedt, died, aged 24.

24. Jacob Coon died, aged 29. Mary Catharine, wife of Henry Hauf, died, aged 50.

25. William Mahan died, aged 29. Patrick Murphy died, aged 67. Patrick Brophy died, aged 78. Isabella Reed died, aged 24.

26. Bridget Ward, wife of John Pay, died, aged 46. Martin Ryan, died, aged 81.

27. The stone giant weighing 2,990 pounds, recently discovered at Cardiff, Onondaga Co., and which excited the curiosity of the public to an extraordinary extent, arrived in Albany, and was boosted with great difficulty into the hall of the geological building, where it was exhibited

at 50 cents a head Henry M. Dunn died, aged 58. Christopher

Wills died, aged 52.

29. Sarah Elizabeth, wife of Edward Savage, died, aged 25. Peter Joseph Boehm died, aged 80. Mary, wife of John Clietman, died, aged 36. Jacob Van Loon died in New York, aged 67. John Thomas, formerly proprietor of the American Hotel, died at Chippewa, Canada.

30. The burial vault on the west side of Swan street, north of Washington street, which was built about the beginning of the present century, and occupied by the Lush and Gansevoort families, was being demolished. Here the bones of De Witt Clinton reposed for many years.

A dwelling was to be erected upon its site by B. P. Learned Number

of mail letters delivered by the carriers for the year ending this day, 138,418, being an increase of 26,267 over the previous year. City letters delivered 19,139, being an increase of 10,590 over the previous year. Newspapers delivered 28.640, being an increase of 8,658. Increase of collections from street letter boxes for same period, 28,962

There are numerous tables of the time of opening and closing of the river and canals, published in different years by different papers, all of which disagree. The following was published by the Albany Argvx at this time. In the first volume of the Annals of Albany will be found a table commencing at a much earlier date, of the times of the opening and closing of the river at this city.

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John Wood died, aged 60.

December 2. Mary Guiton, wife of James Stewart, died, aged 28.

3. John J. Eckels, confined in the Penitentiary for defrauding the internal revenue, died of dropsy. He made confession to Calicott denying

that he had any participation in the famous Burdell murder Mrs.

Ann Bradley died, aged 57.

4. Edward Waldron drowned, aged 20.

5. John J. Johnson died, aged 47. Dennis Healy died, aged 28. Almira Frances Snyder, wife of Daniel O. Eaton, died, aged 29.

6. Great snow storm—navigation closed. In a gossipy Albany letter to the Nnc York Leader, we find the following description of this sensational snow storm, and of a sleigh ride on the road. He was a profane as well as a prejudiced member of the legislature who spoke of Albany in words following: "It's ten feet under snow in the winter, ten feet under water in the spring, and so d—d hot in the summer that you cannot live there!" It snowed here Monday with a fury seeming to indicate that nature intended to verify that wicked legislator's unkind assertion Snow, like peace, hath its victories, and Monday's engagement proved a great triumph to the storm king. With the snow came sleighing, and with the sleighing came fancy cutters, fast horses, pretty girls and lots of fun. I interviewed a man who owns a 2 :40 nag this morning, and he asked me to take a turn on the road. Tho road is the thoroughfare which lies

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