||354 tfw Ntglit watches. Taxing power. Tax backing. streets, for the extinguishment of fires, and 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 aqueducts and bridges. Sec. 17. To provide for the lighting of the streets, and erecting lampposts, and establish, support and regulate night watches; to erect market houses; establish markets and market places, and to provide for the government and regulations thereof. Sec. 18. To provide for erecting all needful build-PuWk gronixta. ings 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, and retailers, grocers and taverns, ordinaries, hawkers, pedlars, brokers, pawnbrokers, and money changers. Skc. 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 wagon-age, cartage, and dray age 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 tires; to regulate the fixing of chimneys, and the flues thereof, and stove pipes, and to organize and establish fire companies. Skc. 24. To regulate the storage of gunpowder, tar, pitch, rosin, and other combustible materials. Sec. 25. To regulate and order parapet walls and other partition fences. Sec. 26. To establish standard weights and measures, and regulate the weights and measures, to be used in the city, in all other cases not provided for by law. Seo. 27. To provide for the inspection and measuring of lumber, and other building materials; and for tha measurement of all kinds of mechanical work. Theatre*. Tippling hops- Bxttwgujgh firea. Weights and measures. Measuring lumber. .