me city expenses tor the past year according to the recorder'a report have been $38,201.51. Of this amount less than one third has paid for the electric lights, waterworks and the pólice. The electric lights cost $4,492.31, the waterworks $4,881. 25 and the pólice $1895.73. The sum of $2,478.81 was paid out from the general street f und, while the expenses of the flre department was under $1,080. JFrom the flurry created by the simple statement in these columns that ever half the taxes raised in this city went to the city governm ent, while less than one half went to pay for our schools, our share of the state taxes, of the county taxes and for the support of the county house, we assume somebody must have thought they were hit. We drew no inference and do not now do so except to again urge upon our readars to be careful to nomínate the best of men for the city offices, shown to be of so great importance to us all.