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In the same ward, three miles of six foot wide granolithic walks have been constructed on certain streets.

In the Fourth Ward, a storm water drain eighteen hundred feet long to be laid with terra cotta pipe 27" to 6" in diameter, at an estimated cost of ten thousand dollars, has been contracted for an will be begun at an early date. Respectfully submitted, BASCOM SYKES, City Engineer.

REPORT OF KEEPER OF CEMETERIES.

OAK GROVE CEMETERY Portsmouth, Va., July 17th, 1902.

Hon. J. THOMPSON BAIRD, Mayor, City of Portsmouth, Va.:

DEAR SIR: - In compliance with your request, I herewith submit my report for the fiscal year ending June 30th, 1902.

Total number of burials in City Cemeteries, 253. In Cedar Grove as follows: Males 18, females 15; Still born 3. Total, 36. One year and under, 11; 1 to 5 years, 1; 10 to 20 years, none; 20 to 40 years, 3; 40 to 60 years, 6; 60 to 80 years, 9; 80 years and over, 5. Total, 36.

In Oak Grove: Males 99, females 93; Still born 25. Total, 217. One year and under, 65; 1 to 5 years, 17; 5 to 10 years, 6; 10 to 20 years, 1; 20 to 40 years, 28; 40 to 60 years, 43; 60 to 80 years, 50; 80 years and over, 7. Total, 217.

For information, I would state that of the above number, 152 were residents of the city, and 101 were non-residents. Total, 253.

The appearance of the Cemeteries has been much improved by having the iron fence painted and walls whitewashed.