City Steward Castanedo submitted to the Municipal Council a statement of accounts of the illumination system of New Orleans. Credits included a balance from the previous year and income from an annual tax levied on each chimney in the First, Second, Third, and Fourth Wards. The report indicated the number of chimneys in each district. Debits consisted of expenditures for the purchase and purification of lamp oil, for lanterns, glass panes, ladders, support posts, and other matériel, and for the salaries of the men employed as night watchmen and lamplighters. The system ended the year with a credit balance.