as revisor. With regard to the man who is appointed as acting chief, it was a question as between himself and Mr. Lasalle. Mr. Lasalle is well up in years; he has been on the sick-list for two or three years, and an assistant has been doing the work. It does not. appear to me that in reorganizing the staff it woulid be desirable to put a man of his years at the head of it, especially in view of the fact that the certificate of his doctor states that he may be permanently disabled at any time. As to Mr. Trudel, I consulted the commissioners and got the very best recommendation I could get, and T thought it was the proper thing to put him there for the time being. The two men for the blue-book staff have passed the examination in the ordinary way, and, of course, start at the minimum of their class.