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Said amounts were deposited to the credit of the Sinking Fund for the Payment of the Interest on the City Debt and the refunds will be made from that fund through an account known and designated on the books in this office as Code T52, “Juror's Fees Fefunding Account.”

The attached resolution is necessary to reimburse the said account for the amounts so paid and now refunded. Yours very truly,

ALBERT E. HADLOCK, Deputy and Acting Comptroller. Lui Dlugasz (paid Sept. 23, 1916, $4.50, out of Judg. Fund) (to reimburse said fund); Samuel B. Pollak, $16.50; Joseph Schottland, $3; Morrison & Schiff, $3; G. Arnold Moses, $3; Benjamin A. Hartstein, $3; Edw. J. McCrossin, $3; George D. Yeomans, $6; Charles M. Heisiger, $4.50; Meyer Glickstein, $3; Gustave Posner, $4.50; Francis D. Dowley, $3 ; total, $57.

Resolved, That a warrant payable from the Sinking Fund for the Payment of the Interest on the City Debt be drawn in favor of the City Chamberlain for the sum of $57 for deposit in the City Treasury to the credit of Jury Fees Refunding Account for refunding of jury fees as per statement submitted.

The report was accepted and the resolution adopted, all the members present voting in the affirmative.

Refund to George Goldenberg of Amount of Fine. The Deputy and Acting Comptroller presented the following report and offered the following resolution :

September 29, 1916. Honorable Commissioners of the Sinking Fund:

Gentlemen-In the matter of "The People on complaint of Cornelius Doneghy against George Goldenberg," the defendant appealed at a Term of the Court of General Sessions of the Peace, Part I, held in the Criminal Courts Building, in and for the County of New York, on the 11th day of August, 1916, from a judgment of conviction in the City Magistrates' Court for the Third District, Borough of Manhattan, on the 27th day of May, 1916, wherein said defendant was found guilty of disorderly conduct and fined $10, which was paid and subsequently deposited in the Sinking Fund for the Payment of the Interest on the City Debt.

This appeal was argued on August 11th, 1916, and the judgment of conviction was reversed and it was further ordered that the Comptroller of the City of New York refund to said George Goldenberg the sum of $10 so paid.

In order to carry into effect the order of the Court I attach hereto a resolution for your adoption. Yours very truly,

ALBERT E. HADLOCK, Deputy and Acting Comptroller. Resolved, That, in accordance with an order of the Court of General Sessions of the County of New York, a warrant payable from the Sinking Fund for the Payment of the Interest on the City Debt, be drawn in favor of George Goldenberg for the sum of $10, refunding him that amount paid as a fine in the City Magistrate's Court. Third District, Borough of Manhattan, on the 27th day of May, 1916.

The report was accepted and the resolution adopted, all the members present voting in the affirmative.

Refund to Horatio Morris of Amount Due on Revoked Taxicab Licenses.

The Deputy and Acting Comptroller presented the following report and offered the following resolution :

September 29, 1916. Honorable Commissioners of the Sinking Fund:

Gentlemen-Application has been made by Horatio Morris for amount due on taxicab license which was revoked by the Mayor on July 31, 1913.

On June 23, 1914, the Board of Aldermen passed an ordinance granting refunds to licensees whose licenses were so revoked. The ordinance took effect July 7, 1914, and the application has been approved by the Commissioner of the Department of Licenses and the amount to be refunded is certified to by him.

The total amount to be refunded, $5.12, is a proper charge against the Sinking Fund for the Redemption of City Debt No. 1.

The attached resolution is necessary to reimburse the account “Refunds-Licenses, Taxicabs, etc.," for amount to be refunded. Yours very truly,

ALBERT E. HADLOCK, Deputy and Acting Commissioner. Resolved, That a warrant payable from the Sinking Fund for the Redemption of City Debt No. 1, be drawn in favor of the Chamberlain of tl.e City of New York in the sum of $5.12 for deposit in the City Treasury to the credit of "Refunds

Licenses, Taxicabs, etc.,” in accordance with an ordinance of the Board of Aldermen dated June 23, 1914, which became effective July 7, 1914.

The report was accepted and the resolution adopted, all the members present voting in the affirmative.

Refund to Charles Frankel of Amount Paid as Trial Fee. The Deputy and Acting Comptroller presented the following report and offered the following resolution :

September 29, 1916. Honorable Commissioners of the Sinking Fund:

Gentlemen-Applications have been made by Charles Frankel for the refund of $1, amount overpaid as a trial fee to the Clerk of the Second District Municipal Court, Borough of Manhattan, in an action entitled "Brecher vs. Brooklyn Hieghts Railroad Co.," and by Louis J. Gold for the refund of $1, amount paid in error 23 a filing fee to the Clerk of the Seventh District Municipal Court, Borough of Manhattan, in an action entitled "Sheif vs. Kaufman."

After an examination by the Bureau of Law and Adjustment of this department it is recommended that the sum of $2 so erroneously paid be refunded.

Attached hereto is a resolution for adoption.
Yours very truly, ALBERT E. HADLOCK, Deputy and Acting Comptroller.

Resolved, That warrants payable from the Sinking Fund for the Payment of the Interest on the City Debt be drawn in favor of Charles Frankel for the sun of $1, refunding him that amount so paid as a trial fee in the case of "Brecher 1 Brooklyn Heights R. R. Co.," in the Second District Municipal Court, Borough of Manhattan; and Louis J. Gold for the sum of $1, refunding him that amount paid as a filing fee in the case of "Sheil vs. Kaufman" in the Seventh District Municipal Court, Borough of Manhattan.

The report was accepted and the resolution adopted, all the members present voting in the affirmative.

Refund of Croton Water Rents Overpaid in Error. The Deputy and Acting Comptroller presented the following report and offered the following resolution:

October 13, 1916 Honorable Commissioners of the Sinking Fund:

Gentlemen-Applications have been made, as per statement herewith, for refurd of Croton Water Rents paid in error. The applications are severally approved by the Commissioner of Water Supply, Gas and Electricity and the Receiver of Taxes, and the amount so paid $80.30) has been deposited in the City Treasury to the cred of the Sinking Fund for the Payment of the Interest on the City Debt.

The attached resolution is necessary to reimburse the account "Croton Water Rea Refunding Account" for amount so overpaid. Yours very truly,

E. D. FISHER, Deputy and Acting Comptroller. Jacob Marx, $5; Sarah A. Kerr, $10; Michael Pisapia, $22.75; Fariners Loan and Trust Company as trustees for Carl F. Baker, $42.55; $80.30.

Resolved, That a warrant payable from the Sinking Fund for the Payment of the Interest on the City Debt be drawn in favor of the Chamberlain in the sus of $80.30 for deposit in the City Treasury to the credit of "Croton Water Rent Refussing Account” for refunding of erroneous and overpayments of Croton Water Reats as per statement submitted

The report was accepted and the resolution adopted, all the members presc voting in the affirmative.

Refund to Nathan Rubin (Brande & Weber, Assignee) of Amount of Fine.

The Deputy and Acting Comptroller presented the following report and oficred the following resolution

October 11, 1916 Hon. Commissioners of the Sinking Fund:

Gentlemen-In the matter of the People of the State of New York against Nathan Rubin the defendant appealed at a Term of the Court of General Sessions of the Peace held in and for the County of New York at the Criminal Court Building, Part 1 thereof, Borough of Manhattan, City of New York, on the 21st day of September, 1916, from a judgment of conviction in the City Magistrate's Court for the Fourth District, Borough of Manhattan, on the 1st day of May, 1916, wherein the defendant was found guilty of a violation of Chapter 24, section 17 of the Ordinances of the City of New York, and fined $100, which was paid, and subsequently deposited in the Sinking Fund for the Payment of the Interest on the City Debt.

This appeal was argued on the 21st day of September, 1916, and the judgment of conviction was affirmed and it was ordered that the fine of $100 imposed upon the defendant in said judgment be, and the same is reduced to the sum of $25; and it was further ordered that the Comptroller of the City of New York refund to said Nathan Rubin the sum of $75, part of the fine which the defendant paid.

On September 30, 1916, Nathan Rubin named Brande and Weber as assignees to collect from the Comptroller of the City of New York the sum of $75, hereinbefore mentioned.

In order to comply with the order of the Court and the assignment of the defendant Nathan Rubin, I attach hereto a resolution for adoption. Yours respectfully,

E. D. FISHER, Deputy and Acting Comptroller. Resolved, That in accordance with an order of the Court of General Sessions of the Peace for the County of New York and the assignment of Nathan Rubin to Brande and Weber, that a warrant payable from the Sinking Fund for the Payment of the Interest on the City Debt be drawn in favor of Brande and Weber for the sum of $75, refunding them that amount paid as a fine in the City Magistrate's Court, Fourth District, Borough of Manhattan, on the first day of May, 1916.

The report was accepted and the resolution adopted, all the members present voting in the affirmative.

Refund of Amount of Jury Fees Paid in Cases Settled Before Trial.

The Deputy and Acting Comptroller presented the following report and offered the following resolution:

October 13, 1916. Hon. Commissioners of the Sinking Fund:

Gentlemen-On various dates the attorneys mentioned in the schedule attached paid as jury fees to the clerks of the several District Municipal Courts of the City of New York the sums stated in said schedule.

Pursuant to subdivision 3 of section 118 of the Municipal Court Code and in accordance with the directions and order of the Bureau of Law and Adjustment of the Department of Finance, approved by the Deputy Comptroller, and a judgment rendered by the Municipal Court of the City of New York, Borough of Manhattan, First District, on May 10th, 1916, these sums are to'be returned to the payors, the actions having been settled or discontinued and not brought to trial.

Said amounts were deposited to the credit of the Sinking Fund for the Payment of the Interest on the City Debt and the refunds will be made from that fund through an account known and designated on the books in this office as Code T 52– “Jury Fees Refunding Account.”

The attached resolution is necessary to reimburse the said account for the amounts so paid and now refunded. Yours very truly,

E. D. FISHER, Deputy and Acting Comptroller. Wittstein & Komito, $6; Max Kendler, $6; Arnold Lichtig, $3 ; Horace London, $6; Mark Frackman, $3; William Koerner, $4.50; Nathan B. L. Cosel, $3; A. Herman Friesner, $3; Bernard Gordon, $15; Epstein, Weinstein & Epstein, $4.50; Bernard J. Becker, $6; Spitz & Bromberger, $3 ; Isidore Lowenbraun, $3 ; Julius Riedler, $3 ; Morris Popper, $3; Reuben Pichenick or Mortimer W. Solomon, Attorney (judgment i endered, First District Municipal Court, Borough of Manhattan, New York City), $4.50—$76.50.

Resolved, That a warrant payable from the Sinking Fund for the Payment of the Interest on the City Debt be drawn in favor of the City Chamberlain for the sum of $76.50 for deposit in the City Treasury to the credit of Jury Fees Refunding Account for refunding of jury fees as per statement submitted.

The report was accepted and the resolution adopted, all the members present voting in the affirmative.

Fines Payable to the Humane Society of New York, American Society for the

Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children and Bronx Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children.

The Deputy and Acting Comptroller presented the following report and offered the following resolution:

October 13, 1916. Hon. Commissioners of the Sinking Fund:

Fines for cruelty to animals during the month of June, 1916, and fines for cruelty to children during August and September, 1916, have been imposed and collected in the Courts of Special Sessions and in the City Magistrate's Courts, First and Second Divisions, and paid into the Sinking Fund for the payment of the interest on the City Debt.

Pursuant to law said fines are payable to the several societies indicated. An enumeration of such fines so paid is as follows:

Humane Society of New York.
(Sec. 5, Chap. 490, Laws of 1888).

Borough of Alanhattan.
First District-June 7: Frank Schroeder, $5. June 8: Mike Kaien, $3. June 12:
Gus Kuhn, $3. June 16: Pat Lee, $3. June 19: Edw. Smith, $3. June 22: Jacob
Kamer, $3 ; Frank Conforte, $3. June 30: Gaetino Beachi, $3. June 24: Frank Dee-
gan, $3.

Second District- June 1: Salvador Piadue, $5; John Groth, $5. June 2: Frank Rose, $5; Vito Tortora, $5. June 5: William Elfe, $5; Louis Blitzer, $5. June 6 Stephen Doyle, $5. June 8: William Stapleton, $5; Raymond Sheppard, $5; Frark Hall, $5. June 9: Abr. Zowin, $3. June 14: William Mutterer, $5. June 15: Samuel Himmelstein, $5; Jas. Ready, $25. June 16: Stephen Doyle, $10. June 17; John McCloud, $5. June 19: Bernard Graham, $5. June 21: Milton Diamond, $5. June 21 Mortimer Manning, $5; Phillip Wertheim, $10. June 22: John Pasqualie, $5; Hermaf. Grassman, $3. June 23: Alexander Lesser, $10. June 26: Samuel Gaskin, $5. June 27 Vincenzo Bendetto, $5; James Lynch, $5; James Duffy, $5. June 29: Geo. Curran, $10; Bert Meyers, $10. June 30: Daniel Dougherty, $10; Jas. Meola, $5; Stepher. Bassil, $10.

Third District-June 1: Morris Kaplan, $5. June 2: Jas. Quinn, $10; Jos. Joseph. $10. June 5: Sam Rednick, $5; Nathan Mofshofsky, $5. June 6: Vito Magio, $5; Jos Levine, $5. June 7: Jas. Kenny, $5. June 7: John Hewitt, $5. June 8: Harry Goldsteir. $5. June 8: Sam Thomas, $5. June 9: Abr. Butinsky, $3. June 9: Charles Sahn, $j June 10: Jos. Levy, $3. June 10: John Traynor, $3. June 13: Harry Saskowitz, S. Jos. Gelburd, $5. June 19: Thos. J. Farrell, $3. June 20: Alex. Mayer, $5; Morris Bagrisin, $5. June 21 : Rocco Falotico, $5; Isidor Block, $5; Louis Levine, $5. June ?? Morris Levine, $5. June 23: Simon Goldstein, $5; Samuel Herschovitz, $5; And Schultz, $5. June 26: George McKelb, $5; Harry Schultz, $10. June 28: Philip Peritz. $5; Chas. Calomires, $5; Fredk. Burns, $5. June 30: Barney Finkelstein, $2.

Fourth District, June 1: Nicholas Rintiano, $5. June 2: Guiralamo Russo, $10: Michael McDermott, $10; Leon Rako, $5. June 3: Herman Gast, $5; Albert Jochsherg, $5. June 8: Fred. W. Zuhl, $10. June 26: Richard Bambrick, $5. June 27 Pat. Mr. Nally, $5. June 29: Victor Rini, $5; Oscar Klein, $5.

Seventh District, June 8: John Zeilmann, $10. June 9: Matthew Harris, $10: Frank Person, $10. June 12: John Glass, $10. June 13: Frederick Vera, $10; Frederick Nelson, $10; Jas. Monohan, $10. June 14: Michael Murphy, $5; Ernest Wuchner, $10 June 15: Jerry Connors, $10; John Agnes, $10. June 19 : Samuel S. Abrahams, $5. Neal McMillan, $5. June 20: Henry Grant. $5. June 21: Jas. Barlo, $5. June 23 Ing. Reitman, $5; Michael Murphy, $5. June 26 : Samuel Jisken, $5. June 27 : Alf. Scott $10. June 28: Jaxob Kindig, $10. June 29: Adam Gimbelain, $5.

Twelfth District, June 9: William Hall, $5. June 13: Victor Dorsch, $10. June > Michael Kiernan, $5.

Borough of Brooklyn. First District, June 9: Henry Gare, $10. June 15: John Gennerso, $5. June 23 Michael Rose, $25.

Fifth District-June 29: Max Bucknock, $15. June 30: William Striffler, $2.

Sirth District-Tune 10: John Ziegelbauer, $3. June 14: Barney Clifton, $5. June 20: David Glazer, $5.

Seventh District, June 12: Hans S. Koufe, $15. June 16: Mike Bravia, $10. June 29: Gustav Strunk, $10.

Tenth District- June 14: Jos. Tobias, $5. June 19: Julius Malnine, $10. June 22 Jacob Misikoff, $15. June 24: John Langbarn. $25. June 27 : Phillippo Artolo, $2 William Bennett, $2. June 29: Rocco Compidielle, $5. Sessions-June 9: Alberto Guzzarido, $10. American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

(Sec. 5, Chap. 490, Laws of 1888).

Borough of Manhattan. First District- June 5: Samuel Lefkowitz, $5. June 12: Biagio Continananza. 3

Second District-June 2: Michael Martinal, $5. June 12: Max Levine, $5. June 13: Fred McCluskey, $5. June 14: Harry Faust, $5. June 15: Samuel Felitto, $5. Jude

16: Thomas Perry, $3. June 16: Owen McCarton, $5. June 19: Harold Edwards, $10. June 27: Wm. Dunham, $5.

Third District-June 6: John Folles, $5. June 7: Mortimer Cox, $5. June 9: Samuel Getzhoff, $3. June 15: Morris Spewack, $5. June 22: Samuel Farberhoff, $5. June 27 : George Albertson, $10. June 28: David Sabesky, $5.

Fourth District- June 15: Thomas M. Ward, $5. June 28: Andrew Brogan, $10.

Fifth District-June 14: John McCleary, $3. June 26: Henry Kammerer, $3. June 29: Sol Mosner, $3.

Sirth District-June 2: Frank Granitz, $5.

Seventh District-June 1: Louis Williams, $5. June 6: Rudolph Vogel, $3. June 8: Morris Kohn, $3. June 13: James Harvey, $10. June 14: Eli Wilansky, $10; James Gordon, $5. June 16: Morris Hackmeyer, $5.

Eighth District-June 5: Morris Zuckerman, $5.
Tenth District- June 19: Peter Mullready, $10. June 21: Matthew Mahoney, $10.

Twelfth District- June 14: Morris Federman, $5. June 15: Herman Garlanick, $3. June 19: Isadore Schwartz, $10. June 29: Abraham Link, $10.

Borough of Brooklyn. Second District, June 3: Andrew Allen, $2.

Fifth District- June 2: James Brennan, $3. June 17: Louis Hertzelman, $50; Julius Abramowitz, $50.

Seventh District- June 3: Frank Decalois, $5. June 13: Abraham Berman, $5. June 11: Peter McColgan, $5. Ninth District, June 12: Edward Decopuro, $10.

Borough of Queens. Second District-June 2: Lewis Hoppen, $3. June 8: Frank J. Farrell, $3. June 30: Israel Fostowsky, $5.

Third District-June 2: Joseph Jaycox, $10. June 9: Jack Lucierie, $5. June 13: James Kennedy, $10. June 16: Guy Masher, $5. June 20: Samuel Klein, $2.

Fourth District, June 3: Tony Tuzzo, $4. June 3: Joseph Ramsky, $5. June 29: Stanley Blumberg, $5. New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children.

(Sec. 491 of the Penal Law.)

Special Sessions. August: Benjamin Ratoff, $100; Abe. Sachs, $100. September: Jacob Dunn, $25. Bronx Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children.

(Sec. 491 of the Penal Law.) August: Louis Pignati, $25.

All of the above cases, it is certified, were prosecuted or instituted by officers of the several societies to which the fines are payable, and none of them has been previously paid.

A resolution authorizing such payments is herewith submitted.
Yours respectfully,

E. D. FISHER, Deputy and Acting Comptroller. Resolved," That warrant payable from the Sinking Fund for the Payment of the Interest on the City Debt be drawn in favor of the following societies for amount of fines collected in courts of Special Sessions and Magistrates' Courts of The City of New York during the months of June, August and September, 1916, as per statement submitted : Humane Society of New York..........

$839 00 American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals............. 406 00 New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children.......... 225 00 Bronx Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children......

25 00

$1,495 00 The report was accepted and the resolution adopted, all the members present voting in the affirmative.

Sale of Encroachments Lying Within the Lines of Broadway, from Newtown

Road to Queens Boulevard, in the Borough of Queens. The Deputy and Acting Comptroller presented the following report and offered the following resolution:

October 17, 1916. To the Honorable, the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund:

Gentlemen-A request has been received from the President of the Borough of Queens for the removal of an encroachment within the lines of Broadway, from Newtown Road to Queens Boulevard, to permit the improvement of the street.

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