||38 purpose, and enforce the same. Sec. 13. To appropriate and provide for the payment of the expenses and debts of the City. Sec. 14. To establish hospitals, and make regulations for the government of the same; to make regulations to secure the general health of the inhabitants; to declare what shall be nuisances, and to prevent and remove the same. Sec. 15. To provide the City with water; to dig wells, lay pump logs and pipes, and erect pumps in the streets, for the extinguishment of fires, and the convenience of the inhabitants. Sec. 16. To open, alter, widen, extend, establish, grade, pave, or otherwise improve and keep in repair, streets, avenues, lanes, and alleys; and to establish, erect, and keep in repair, acqueducts and bridges. Sec. 17. To provide for the lighting of the streets, and erecting lamp-posts; and to establish, support, and regulate night watches; to erect market houses, establish markets and market places; and provide for the government and regulation thereof. Sec. 18. To provide for the erection of all needful buildings, for the use of the city; and for enclosing, improving, and regulating all public grounds belonging to the city. Sec. 19. To license, tax, and regulate auctioneers, merchants, retailers, grocers, taverns, ordinaries, hawkers, peddlers, brokers, pawn-brokers and money-changers. Sec. 20. To license, tax, and regulate hacking carriages, wagons, carts, and drays; and fix the rates to be charged for the carriage of persons; and for wagoners, carters, and drayers of property; as also to license and regulate porters, and fix the rates of porterage. Sec. 21. To license, tax, and regulate theatricals, and other exhibitions, shows, and amusements. Sec. 22. To tax, restrain, prohibit, and suppress tippling houses, dram shops, gaming houses, bawdy, and other disorderly houses. Sec. 23. To provide for the prevention and extinguishment of fires; to regulate the fixing of chimneys and the flues thereof, and stove pipes; and to organize and establish fire companies.