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PROCEEDINGS 



OF THE 



CITY COUNCIL 



OF THE 



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BEING FROM 



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From its Incorporation, March 4th, 1837, to April 27th, 1879. 



1837. 

Mayor.— WM. B. OGDEN. 

City Clerk.— I. N. ARNOLD. *GEO. DAVIS. 

City Attorney. — N. B. JUDD. 

City Treasurer.— HIRAM PEARSONS. 

aldermen. 

First Ward. I. C. Goodhue, Hiram Pearsons. 

Second Ward. Francis C. Sherman, Peter BoUes. 

Third Ward. John D. Caton. Entitled to one only until 1839. 

Fourth Ward. John S. C. Hogan, Asahel Pierce, 

Fifth Ward. Francis C. Taylor. Entitled to one only until 1839, 

Sixth Ward. Bernard Ward, Samuel Jackson. 



*I. M. Arnold resigned, and Geo. Davis was appointed to fill the vacancy in October, 
1837. 



IV MUNICIPAL OFFICERS 

183 8. 

Mayor.— BUCKNER S. MORRIS. 

City Clerk.— GEO. DAVIS. 

City Attorney. — N. B. JUDD. 

City Treasurer.— HIRAM PEARSONS. 

aldermen. 

First Ward, Eli B. Williams, E. H. Haddock. 

Second Ward. J. S. C. Hogan, James Curtiss. 

Third Ward. John D. Caton. Entitled to one only until 1839. 

Fourth Ward. Francis C. Taylor, Asahel Pierce. 

Fifth Ward. Henry L. Rucker. Entitled to one only until 1839. 

Sixth Ward. Geo. W. Dole, Grant Goodrich. 



1839. 

Mayor.— B. W. RAYMOND. 

City Clerk.— WM. H. BRACKETT. 

City Attorney.— SAMUEL L. SMITH. 
City Treasurer.— GEO. W. DOLE. 

ALDERMEN. 

First Ward. James A. Smith, Oliver H. Thompson. 

Second Ward. Eli S. Prescott, Clement C. Stose. 

Third Ward. Wm. H. Stow, Ira Miltimore. 

Fourth Ward. Asahel Pierce, John Murphy, Jr. 

Fifth Ward. H. L. Rucker, John C. Wilson. 

Sixth Ward. John H. Kinzie, B. S. Morris. 



MUNICIPAL OFFICERS. V 

1840. 

Mayor.— ALEXANDER LOYD. 

City Clerk.— THOMAS HOYNE. 

City Attorney.— MARK SKINNER. 

City Treasurer.— WALTER S. GURNEE. ^:N. H. BOLLES, 

ALDERMEN. 

First Ward. Julius Wadsworth, Orsemus Morrison. 

Second Ward. Augustus Garrett, James Carney. 

Third Ward: John Gage, Ira Miltimore. 

Fourth Ward. Seth Johnson, William O. Snell. 

Fifth Ward. H. L. Rucker, Wm. Allen. 

Sixth Ward. Wm. B. Ogden, R. J, Hamilton. 



* W. S. Gurnee resigned, and N. H, Bolles was appointed to fill the vacancy in April. 



184L 

Mayor.— F. C. SHERMAN. 

City Clerk.— THOMAS HOYNE. 

City Attorney.— GEO. MANIERRE. 

City Treasurer.— N. H. BOLLES. 

aldermen. 
t 
First Ward. Chas. Foilansbee, John Davlin. 

Second Ward. Peter Page, Jason McCord. 

Third Ward. Ira Miltimore, Wm. H. Stow. 

Fourth Ward. Wm. Otis Snell, G. W. Rogers. 

Fifth Ward. H. L. Rucker, Samuel Greer. 

Sixth Ward. Geo. F. Foster, James L. Howe. 



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MUNICIPAL OFFICERS. 



1842. 

Mayor.— BENJAMIN W. RAYMOND. 

City Clerk.— J. CURTIS. 
City Attorney.— HENRY BROWN. 
City Treasurer.— F. C. SHERMAN. 

ALDERMEN. 

First Ward. N. B. Judd, John Calhoun. 

Second Ward. Caleb Morgan, Chas. McDonnell. 

Third Ward. Hamilton Barnes, Alson S. Sherman. 

Fourth Ward. Daniel Elston, Eben C. Chaloner. 

Fifth Ward. George Brady, Edward Carroll. 

Sixth Ward. Geo. O. Bryan, Geo. W. Dole. . 



1843. 

Mayor.— AUGUSTUS GARRETT. 

City Clerk.— JAMES M. LOWE. 

City Attorney.— GEO. MANIERRE. * HENRY BROWN. 

City Treasurer.— W. S. GURNEE. 

aldermen. 

First Ward. Hugh T. Dickey, Cyrenus Beers. 

Second Ward. Chas Sauter, Jason McCord. 

Third Ward. Azel Peck, Chas. Taylor. • 

Fourth V/ard. John Murphy, Wm. S. Warner. 

Fifth Ward. John Cruver, Samuel Grier. 

Sixth Ward. J. Marbach, Geo. W. Dole. 



* Geo. Manierre resigned in July, 1843, and Henry Brown was appointed to f.U the vacancy. 



MUNICIPAL OFFICERS. VII 

1844. 

( -^AUGUSTUS GARRETT. 
Mayor. — •< 

I -^ALSON S. SHERMAN. 
City Clerk.— E. A. RUCKER. 
City Attorney.— HENRY W. CLARKE. 
City Treasurer.— W. S. GURNEE. 
aldermen. 
First Ward. John P. Chapin, Asher Rossiter. 
Second Ward. Samuel W. Tallmadge, Wm. Wheeler. 
Third Ward. ^ Geo. Davis, * Ira Miltimore, ^ Hamilton Barnes. 
Fourth Ward. *John Murphy, Jr., ^Jas. Poussard, "^Asahel Pierce. 
Fifth Ward. * Thomas Brown, ^ Elihu Granger, ^ Patrick Kain. 
Sixth Ward, B. S. Morris, Michael Diversey, fjas. H. Rees. 

* The election of Mayor and Aldermen of the Third, Fourth and Fifth Wards was contested and 
declared illegal. A new election was ordered for said offices, to be held April 2, 1844, at which time 
A. S. Sherman was elected Mayor, vice Aug. Garrett; Ira Miltimore and Hamilton Barnes, Aldermen 
Third Ward, vice Geo. Davis and Ira Miltimore ; John Murphy, Jr., and Asahel Pierce, Aldermen of 
the Fourth Ward, vice John Murphy, Jr., and Jas. Poussard, and Thomas Brown and Patrick Kain, 
Aldermen of the Fifth Ward, vice Thomas Brown and Elihu Granger. 

t Elected to fill vacancy caused by resignation of B. S. Morris. 

1845. 
Mayor.— AUGUSTUS GARRETT. 
City Clerk.— EDWARD A. RUCKER, *WM. S. BROWN. 
City Attorney.— HENRY W. CLARKE. 
City Treasurer.— WM. L. CHURCH. 
aldermen. 
First Ward. J. Young Scammon, Thomas Church. 
Second Ward. Robert P. Hamilton, Jas. H. Woodworth. 
Third Ward. Francis Edwards, Francis H. Taylor. 
Fourth Ward. Asahel Pierce, Thos. McDonough. 
Fifth Ward. Elihu Granger, Samuel Grier. > 
Sixth Ward. Mahlon D. Ogden, Richard C. Ross. 

* Appointed to fill vacancy caused by resignation of E. A. Rucker. 



VIII MUNICIPAL OFFICERS. 

1846. 

Mayor.— JOHN P. CHAPIN. 

City Clerk.— HENRY B. CLARKE. 

City Attorney.— CHAS. H. LARRABEE, 

City Treasurer.— WM. L. CHURCH. 

ALDERMEN. 

First Ward. Geo. Manierre, Levi D. Boone. 

Second Ward. N. H. Bolles, Andrew Smith. 

Third Ward. Michael Kehoe, James Curtiss. 

Fourth Ward. Henry Magee, Joseph Wilson. 

Fifth Ward. Samuel Grier, Elihu Granger. 

Sixth Ward. Richard C. Ross, Wm. M. Larrabee. 



1847. 

Mayor.— JAMES CURTISS. 

City Clerk.-HENRY B. CLARKE. 

City Attorney.— PATRICK BALLINGALL. 

City Treasurer.— ANDREW GETZLER. 

ALDERMEN. 
First Ward. James H. Woodworth, Peter L. Updike. 
Second Ward. Levi D. Boone, Isaac Speer. 
Third Ward. B. W. Raymond, J. Brinkerhoff. 
Fourth Ward. Robert H. Foss, Chas. McDonnell. 
Fifth Ward. Thomas James, John Sheriffs. 
Sixth Ward. Asahel Pierce, Henry Smith. 
Seventh Ward. Elihu Granger, Chas. Sloan. 
Eighth Ward. Wm. B. Snowhook, James Lane. 
Ninth Ward. Wm. B. Ogden, Michael McDonald. 



MUNICIPAL OFFICERS. 
1848. 

Mayor.— JAMES H. WOODWORTH. 

City Clerk.— SIDNEY ABELL. 

City Attorney.— GILES SPRING. 

City Treasurer.— WM. L. CHURCH 

aldermen. 

First Ward. Edward Manierre, Peter L. Updike. 

Second Ward. Henry L. Rucker, Isaac Speer. 

Third Ward. Wm. Jones, J. Brinckerhoff. 

Fourth Ward. Robert H. Foss, Chas. McDonnell. 

Fifth Ward. John C. Haines, Thonnas James. 

Sixth Ward. Asahel Pierce, Henry Smith. 

Seventh Ward. Peter Turbot, Chas. Sloan. 

Eighth Ward. Wm. B. Herrick, James Lane. 

JSlinth Ward. Samuel McKay, Michael McDonald. 



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1849. 

Mayor.—JAMES H. WOODWORTH. 

City Clerk.— SIDNEY ABELL. 

City Attorney.— O. R. W. LULL. 

City Treasurer.— WM. L. CHURCH. 

aldermen. 

First Ward. Peter Page, R. C. Bristol, '^James Carney. 

Second Ward. Geo. W. Snow, H. L. Rucker. 

Third Ward. W. H. Adams, Wm. Jones. 

Fourth Ward. A. G. Throop, R. H. Foss. 

Fifth Ward. E. H. Chapin, John C. Haines, f A. S. Sherman. 

Sixth Ward. Daniel Richards, Asahel Pierce, %G:. W. Wentworth. 

Seventh Ward. Geo. Brady, Peter Turbot, §Elihu Granger. 

Eighth Ward. H. R. Payson, Wm. B. Herrick. 

Ninth Ward. F. C. Hageman, Samuel McKay, "^^R. J. Hamilton. 



* Elected to fill vacancy caused by resignation of R. C. Bristol, 
t Elected to fill vacancy caused by resignation of E. H. Chapin. 
% Elected to fill vacancy caused by resignation of Asahel Pierce. 
§ Elected to fill vacancy caused by resignation of Peter Turbot. 
** Elected to fill vacancy caused by resignation of Samuel McKay. 



X MUNICIPAL OFFICERS. 

1850. 

Mayor.— JAMES CURTISS. 
City Clerk.— SIDNEY ABELL. 
City Attorney.— HENRY H. CLARK. 
City Treasurer.— EDWARD MANIERRE. 
aldermen. 
First Ward. Peter Page, James Carney, ^ A. Loyd. 
Second Ward. I. L. Milliken, Geo. W. Snow. 
Third Ward. S. J. Sherwood, W. H. Adams. 
Fourth Ward. R. H. Foss, A. G. Throop. 
Fifth Ward. John C. Haines, A. S. Sherman. 
Sixth Ward. G. W. Went worth, Daniel Richards, fE- G. Meek. 
Seventh Ward. Elihu Granger, Geo. Brady. 
Eighth Ward. John C. Dodge, Geo. F. Foster. 
JSIinth Ward. R. J. Hamilton, F. C. Hageman. 



* Elected to fill vacancy caused by resignation of James Carney, 
t Elected to fill vacancy caused by death of G. W. Wentworth. 



1851. 

Mayor.— WALTER S. GURNEE. 

City Clerk.— HENRY W. ZIMMERMAN. 

City Attorney.— HENRY H. CLARK. 
City Treasurer.— EDWARD MANIERRE. 
aldermen. 
First Ward. John Sears, Jr., Peter Page. 
Second Ward. Hugh Maher, I. L. Milliken. 
Third Ward. Wm. Wheeler, S. J. Sherwood. 
FoiLrth Ward. A. G. Throop, R. H. Foss. 
Fifth Ward. J. L. James, John C. Haines. 
Sixth Ward. -^Daniel Elston, Read A. Williams, f James M. 

Hannah, :{: Henry Smith. 
Seventh Ward. Chas. E. Moore, Elihu Granger. 
Eighth Ward. Robert Malcolm, John C. Dodge. 
Ninth Ward. F. C. Hageman, W. L. Newbury. 



* Declared ineligible to hold the office. 

t Elected to fill vacancy caused by ineligibility of Daniel Elston. 

% James M. Hannah resigned, and Henry Smith elected to fill vacancy. 



1850. [Errata.1 

E. B. WiLliams was elected to fill the vacancy caused 
by the resignation of James Carney as Alderman of the 
First Ward, instead of A. Lloyd. Mr. Lloyd was elected 
in June, 1850, to the seat formerly held by Geo. W. Snow, 
as Alderman of the Second Ward. 



MUNICIPAL OFFICERS. XI 

1852. 

Mayor.— WALTER S. GURNEE. 

City Clerk.— H. W. ZIMMERMAN. 

City Attorney.— ARNO VOSS. 

City Treasurer.— EDWARD MANIERRE. 

ALDERMEN. 
First Ward. Eli B. Williams, John Sears, Jr. 
Second Ward. I. L. Milliken, Hugh Maher. 
Third Ward. O. J. Rose, Wm. Wheeler. 
Fourth Ward. Chas. McDonnell, A. G. Throop. 
Fifth Ward. John C. Haines, J. L. James. 

Sixth Ward. ^Thomas B. Dwyer, *A. C. Ellithorpe, Henry Smith. 
Seventh Ward, Ezra Taylor, Chas. E. Moore. 
Eighth Ward. Andrew J. Brown, Robert Malcolm. 
Ninth Ward. John H. Kinzie, W. L. Newberry, f Henry A. 
Mitchell. 



* The election of A. C. Ellithorpe was contested by T. B. Dwyer. A new election was ordered and 
Dwyer was elected, after Ellithorpe had occupied the seat one month, 
t Elected to fill vacancy caused by resignation of W. L. Newberry. 



1853. 

Mayor.— CHARLES M. GRAY. 

City Clerk.— H. W. ZIMMERMAN. 

City Attorney.— ARNO VOSS. 

City Treasurer.— EDWARD MANIERRE. 

ALDERMEN. 

First Ward. A. D. Taylor, Eli B. Williams. 

Second Ward. John Evans, I. L. Milliken. 

Third Ward. J. H. Gray, O. J. Rose. 

Fourth Ward. Wm. Kennedy, Chas. McDonnell. 

Fifth Ward. Wm. H. Scoville, John C. Haines. 

Sixth Ward. Wm. Carpenter, Thomas B. Dwyer. 

Seventh Ward. Michael O'Neil, Ezra Taylor, * Maurice Evans. 

Eighth Ward. Francis A. Hoffman, Andrew J. Brown. 

Ninth Ward. Henry A. Mitchell, John H. Kinzie. 



* Elected to fill vacancy caused by resignation of Ezra Taylor. 



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MUNICIPAL OFFICERS. 



1854. 

Mayor.— IRA L. MILLIKEN. 

City Clerk.— H. W. ZIMMERMAN. 

City Attorney.— PATRICK BALLINGALL. 

City Treasurer.— URIAH P. HARRIS. 

ALDERMEN. 
First Ward. Eli B. Williams, A. D. Taylor. 
Second Ward. L. D. Boone, John Evans. 
Third Ward. Wm. L. Church, J. H. Gray. 
Fourth Ward. J. C. Outhet, Wm. Kennedy, * Robert H. Foss. 
Fifth Ward. J. D. Ward, Wm. H. Scoville. 
Sixth Ward. Wm. Wayman, Wm. Carpenter. 
Seventh Ward. Elihu Granger, Michael O'Neil. 
Eighth Ward. Wm. H. Stickney, Francis A. Hoffman, fB. W, 

Thomas. 
Ninth Ward, ± Morgan L. Keith, Henry A. Mitchell. 



* Elected to fill vacancy caused by death of Wm. Kennedy. 

+ Elected to fill vacancy caused by resignation of F. A. Hoffman. 

X Resigned September i8, and reelected September 2bth. 



1855. 
Mayor.— LEVI D. BOONE. 
City Clerk.— H. W. ZIMMERMAN. 
City Attorney.— J. A. THOMPSON. 
City Treasurer.— WM. F. DeWOLF. 
aldermen. 
First Ward. Sylvester Sexton, Eli B. Williams, *James Long. 
Second Ward. R. M. Hough, Thomas Allen. 
Third Ward. Lorenzo Fletcher, Wm. L. Church. 
Fourth Ward. Wm. Colby, J. C. Outhet. 
Fifth Ward. C. N. Holden, J. D. Ward. 
Sixth Ward. A. C. Ellithorpe, Wm. Wayman. 
Seventh Ward. James L. Howe, Elihu Granger. 
Eighth Ward. Samuel Ashton, Wm. H. Stickney, f Stephen D. 

La Rue. 
Ninth Ward. Samuel McKay, Morgan L. Keith^ 



* Elected to fill vacancy caused by resignation of Eli B. Williams, 
t Elected to fill vacancy caused by resignation of Wm. H. btickney. 



MUNICIPAL OFFICERS. XIII 

1856. 

Mayor.— THOMAS DYER. 

City Clerk.— H. W. ZIMMERMAN. 

City Attorney.— J. L. MARSH. 

City Treasurer.— O. J.' ROSE. 

ALDERMEN. ■ 
First Ward, James Long, Sylvester Sexton. 
Second Ward. Lucius A. Willard, Thomas Allen, *Owen Kendall. 
Third Ward. Calvin DeWolf, Lorenzo Fletcher. 
Fourth Ward. Samuel Myers, Wm. Colby. 
Fifth Ward. Russell Green, C. N, Holden. 
Sixth Ward. Henry Greenebaum, A. C. EUithorpe. 
Seventh Ward. John Dempsey, James L. Howe. 
Eighth Ward. S. D. La Rue, Samuel Ashton, f Conrad L. Niehoff. 
Ninth Ward. Michael Diversey, Samuel McKay. 

* Elected to fill vacancy caused by resignation of Thos, Allen, 
t Elected to fill vacancy caused by resignation of S. Ashton. 

1857. 

Mayor.— JOHN WENTWORTH. 

City Clerk.— H. KREISMANN. 

City Attorney.— JOHN C. MILLER. 

City Treasurer.— C. N. HOLDEN. 

aldermen. 
First Ward. Wm. Bross, James Long. 
Second Ward. O. Kendall, L. A. Willard, ^Jacob Harris. 
Third Ward. Hiram Joy, Calvin DeWolf. 
Fourth Ward. J. M. Kennedy, Samuel Myers. 
Fifth Ward. Artemas Carter, Russell Green. 
Sixth Ward. Geo. Sitts, Henry Greenebaum. 
Seventh Ward. John Dunlap, John Dempsey. 
Eighth Ward. Christian Wahl, S. D. La Rue. 
Ninth Ward. Philip Conley, Michael Diversey. 
Tenth Ward. Dennis Coughlin, J. Schmidt. 

* Elected to fill vacancy caused by resignation of L. A Willard. 

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XIV MUNICIPAL OFFICERS. 

1858. 

Mayor.— JOHN C. HAINES. 

City Clerk.— H. KREISMANN. 

City Attorney.— ELLIOTT ANTHONY. 

City Treasurer.— ALONZO HARVEY. 

ALDERMEN. 

First Ward. James Long, Wm. Bross. 

Second Ward. Chas. H. Abbott, O. Kendall. ^ Smith McClevey. 

Third Ward. Levi J. North, Hiram Joy. 

Fourth Ward. Samuel Myers, J. M. Kennedy. 

Fifth Ward. Jasper D. Ward, Artemas Carter. 

Sixth Ward. John Von Horn, Geo. Sitts. 

Seventh Ward. Henry Wendt, John Dunlap. 

Eighth Ward. Andrew Wright, Christian Wahl. 

Ninth Ward. Benj. Carpenter, Philip Coniey. 

Tenth Ward. Andrew Enzenbacher, Dennis Coughlin. 



* Elected to fill vacancy caused by resignation of O. Kendall 



1859. 

Mayor.— JOHN C. HAINES. 

City Clerk.— H. KREISMANN. 

City Attorney. — GEO. F. CROCKER. 

City Treasurer.— ALONZO HARVEY. 

ALDERMEN. 
First Ward. J. K. Botsford, James Long. 
Second Ward. Jacob Harris, Chas. H. Abbott. 
Third Ward. Fernando Jones, Levi J. North. 
Fourth Ward. J. M. Kennedy, Samuel Myers. 
Fifth Ward. L. B. Taft, Jasper D. Ward. 
Sixth Ward. C. A. Reno, John Van Horn. 
Seventh Ward. John Alston, Henry Wendt. 
Eighth Ward. C. Wahl, Andrew Wright. 
Ninth Ward. J. A. Huck, Benj. Carpenter. 
Tenth Ward. John Comiskey, Andrew Enzenbacher. 



xMUNICIPAL OFFICERS. XV 

1860. 

Mayor.— JOHN WENTWORTH. 

City Clerk.— ABRAHAM, KOHN. 

City Attorney.— JOHN LYLE KING. 

City Treasurer.— ALONZO HARVEY, *CHAS. H. HUNT. 

ALDERMEN. 

First Ward. Wm. Colby, J. K. Botsford. 

Second Ward. Jas. M. Marshall, Jacob Harris. 

Third Ward. Hiram Joy, Fernando Jones. 

Fourth Ward. Samuel Myers, I. M. Kennedy. 

Fifth Ward. Robert H. Foss, L. B. Taft. 

Sixth Ward. James W. Cobb, C. A. Reno. 

Seventh Ward. Gurden S. Hubbard, John Alston. 

Eighth Ward. Redmond Prindiville, C. Wahl. 

Ninth Ward. Gurden Perkins, J. A. Huck. 

Tenth Ward. Malcolm McDonald, John Comiskey. 



* A. Harvey resigned December 24, and C. H. Hunt was appointed to fill the vacancy. 

18 6 1. ■ 

Mayor.— JULIAN S. RUMSEY. 

City Clerk.— A. J. MARBLE. 

City Attorney.— IRA W. BUEL. 

City Treasurer.— W. H. RICE. 

ALDERMEN. 

First Ward. J. K. Botsford, Wm. Colby. 

Second Ward. J. Q. Hoyt, Jas. M. Marshall. 

Third Ward. A. D. Titsworth, Hiram Joy. 

Fourth Ward. Wm. Baragwanath, Samuel Myers. 

Fifth Ward. C. C. P. Holden, Robert H. Foss. 

Sixth Ward. Ed. S. Salomon, Jas. W. Cobb. 

Seventh Ward. ^Alonzo Harvey, Gurden S. Hubbard. 

Eighth Ward. W. G. White, Redmond Prindiville. 

Ninth Ward. Robert Law, Gurden Perkins. 

Tenth Ward. John Comiskey, Malcolm McDonald. 



* At the election held April 16, 1861, 625 votes were cast for Andrew Harvey, 568 for Alonzo 
Harvey, and 1,147 for John H. Peck. April 22, 1861, the Council declared Andrew Harvey elected. 
1 his vote was afterward reconsidered, and Alonzo Harvey declared elected June 17. 



XVI MUNICIPAL OFFICERS. 



1862. 

Mayor.— F. C. SHERMAN. 

City Clerk.— A. J. MARBLE. 

City Attorney. — GEO. A. MEECH. 

City Treasurer.-^ F. H. CUTTING, WM. H. RICE. 

ALDERMEN. 

First Ward, John T. Edwards, J. K. Botsford. 
Second Ward, Peter Shimp, J. Q. Hoyt. 
Third Ward, J as. A. Hahn, A. D. Titsworth. 
Fourth Ward, Andrew Schall, Wm. Baragwanath. 
Fifth Ward, Wm. A. Groves, C. C. P. Holden. 
Sixth Ward. Francis C. Brown, Ed. S. Salomon. 
Seventh Ward, James Conlan, Alonzo Harvey. . 
Eighth Ward, Chas. L. Woodman, W. G. White. 
Ninth Ward, Wm. T. Shufeldt, Robert Law. 
Tenth Ward, Redmond Sheridan, John Comiskey. 



.jj.Si-X!Sr=rS;:i;?cH"w«-p^5i^^^^^^^^^^^^^ 



MUNICIPAL OFFICERS. 



XVII 



1863. 

Mayor.— F. C. SHERMAN. 

City Clerk.— H. W. ZIMMERMAN. 

City Attorney.— FRANCIS ADAMS, 

City Treasurer.— DAVID A. GAGE. 



First Ward, 
Second Ward. 
Third Ward. 
Fourth Ward. 
Fifth Ward. 
Sixth Ward. 
Seventh Ward. 
Eighth Ward, 

Ninth Ward. 
Tenth Ward. 
Eleventh Ward. 
Twelfth Ward. 
Thirteenth Ward. 
Fourteenth Ward. 
Fifteenth Ward. 
Sixteenth Ward. 



ALDERMEN. 

James A. Hahn, Andrew Schall. 

A. D. Titsworth, Peter Shimp. 

James H. Roberts, Stephen Barrett. 

Benj. E. Gallup, John T. Edwards. 

Constantine Kann, Mark Sheridan. 

David Walsh, Malcolm McDonald. 

James E. Abbott, John Comiskey. 

Richard Clark, Redmond Sheridan, ^Francis J, 
Ullbrich. 

Mancel Talcott, Francis C. Brown. 

Geo. Himrod, C. C. P. Holden. 

Geo. Von Hollen, L. L. Bond. 

Wm. Gastfield, Chris. Casselman. 

John M. Armstrong, David Aleckner. 

Valentine Ruh, Anton Hottinger. 

Michael Sullivan, James Conlan. 

Wm. T. Shufeldt, C. L. Woodman. 



Elected to fill vacancy caused by resignation of R. Sheridan. 



XVIII 



MUNICIPAL OFFICERS. 



1864. 

Mayor.— F. C. SHERMAN. 

City Clerk.— HENRY W. ZIMMERMAN. 

City Attorney.— FRANCIS ADAMS. 

City Treasurer.— DAVID A. GAGE. 



First Ward. 
Second Ward. 
Third Ward. 
Fourth Ward. 
Fifth Ward. 
Sixth Ward. 
Seventh Ward. 
Eighth Ward. 
Ninth Ward. 

Tenth Ward. 

Eleventh Ward. 

Twelfth Ward. 

Thirteenth Ward. 

Fourteenth Ward. 

Fifteenth Ward. 

Sixteenth Ward. 



ALDERMEN. 

Geo. W. Gage, Chas. D. Peacock. 
Peter Shimp, A. D. Titsworth. 
Stephen Barrett, James H. Roberts. 
Samuel McRoy, Benj. E. Gallup. 
Mark Sheridan, Constantine Kann. 
John Wallwork, David Walsh. 
Joseph Sherwin, John Comiskey. 
Patrick Rafferty, Richard Clark. 
Willard Woodard, Mancel Talcott. 

C. C. P. Holden, Geo. Himrod. 

Lester L. Bond,, Geo. Von Hollen. 

Nathaniel W. Huntley, Wm. Gastfield. 

Mathias Franzen, John M. Armstrong. 

A. Hottinger, Valentine Ruh. 

Iver Lawson, Michael Sullivan. 

Chas. L. Woodman, Jas. J. O'Sullivan. 



MUNICIPAL OFFICERS. 



XIX 



1865. 

Mayor.— JOHN B. RICE. 

City Clerk.— ALBERT H. BODMAN. 

City Attorney.— DANIEL D. DRISCOLL 

City Treasurer.— A. G. THROOP. 



First Ward. 
Second Ward. 
Third Ward. 
Fourth Ward. 
Fifth Ward. 
Sixth Ward. 
Seventh Ward. 
Eighth Ward. 
Ninth Ward. 
Tenth Ward. 
Eleventh Ward. 
Twelfth Ward. 
Thirteenth Ward. 
Fourteenth Ward. 
Fifteenth Ward. 
Sixteenth Ward. 



aldermen. 

Joshua C. Knickerbocker, Geo.'^W. Gage. 
Wm. H. Carter, Peter Shimp. 
Chas. G. Wicker, Stephen Barrett. 
H. M. Willmarth, Samuel McRoy. 
Const. Kann, Mark Sheridan. 
Thos. C. Hatch, John Wallwork. 
Avery Moore, Joseph Sherwin. 
M. L. Frisbee, Patrick Rafferty. 
Mancel Talcott, Willard Woodard. 
Ed. Bixby, C. C. P. Holden. 
S. I. Russell, Lester L. Bond. 
Wm. Gastfield, Nat. W. Huntley. 
L. Proudfoot, Mathias Franzen. 
Valentine Ruh, A. Hottinger. 
Samuel Shackford, Iver Lawson. 
Robert Clark, Chas. L. Woodman. 



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MUNICIPAL OFFICERS. 



1866. 

Mayor.— JOHN B. RICE. 

City Clerk.— A. H. BOCMAN. 

City Attorney.— D. D. DRISCOLL. 

City Treasurer.— A. G. THROOP. 



First Ward. 
Second Ward. 
Third Ward. 
Fourth Ward. 
Fifth Ward. 
Sixth Ward. 
Seventh Ward. 
Eighth Ward. 
Ninth Ward. 

Tenth Ward. 

Eleventh Ward. 

Twelfth Ward. 

Thirteenth Ward. 

Fourteenth Ward. 

Fifteenth Ward. 

Sixteenth Ward. 



ALDERMEN. 

Wm. Cox, J. C. Knickerbocker. 
Calvin DeWolf, Wm. H. Carter. 
Stephen Barrett, Chas. G. Wicker. 
Allan C. Calkins, H. M. Willmarth. 
M. Finucan, Constantine Kann. 
John Walwork, Thos. C. Hatch. 
Max Schuler, Avery Moore. 
Patrick Rafiferty, M. L. Frisbee. 
Willard Woodard, Mancel Talcott. 

C. C. P. Holden, Ed. Bixby. 

Henry Ackhoff, S. I. Russell. 

N. W. Huntley, Wm. Gastfield. 

M. Franzen, L. Proudfoot. 

Robert Engel, Val. Ruh. 

Iver Lawson, Samuel Shackford. 

J. J. O'Sullivan, "^Michael O'Sullivan, Robert 
Clark. 



Elected to fill vacancy caused by death of J. J. O'Sullivan. 



MUNICIPAL OFFICERS. 



XXI 



18 6 7. 

Mayor.— JOHN B. RICE. 

City Clerk.— A. H. BODMAN. 

City Attorney.— HASBROUCK DAVIS. 

City Treasurer.— WM. F. WENTWORTH, 



First Ward. 
Second Ward. 
Third Ward. 
Fourth Ward. 
Fifth Ward. 
Sixth Ward. 
Seventh Ward. 
Eighth Ward. 
Ninth Ward. 
Tenth Ward. 
Eleventh Ward. 
Twelfth Ward. 
Thirteenth Ward. 
Fourteenth Ward. 
Fifteenth Ward. 
Sixteenth Ward. 



aldermen. 

Joshua C. Knickerbocker, Wrn. Cox. 

Arthur Dixon, Calvin DeWolf. 

Chas. G. Wicker, Stephen Barrett. 

Samuel McRoy, A. C. Calkins. 

John Raber, M. Finucan. 

David Walsh, John Wallwork. 

John Macalister, Max Schuler. 

John Comiskey, Patrick Rafferry., 

John H. Carpenter, Willard Woodard. 

^E. Bixby, C. C. P. Holden. 

S. 1. Russell, Henry Ackhoff. 

C. J. Casselman, N. W. Huntley, fjohn Buehler. 

Geo, T. Beebe, M. Franzen. 

Theo. Schintz, :j; Robert Engell. 

Sam'l Shackford, Iver Lawson. 

Geo. B. Mansur, M. O'Sulhvan. 



* Edmund Bixby died December 5, 1867. 

t N. W. Huntley resigned May 27, and John Buehler elected to fill vacancy. 

% R. Engel resigned December 2, 1867. 



XXII 



MUNICIPAL OFFICERS. 



1868. 

Mayor.— JOHN B. RICE. 

City Clerk.— A. H. BODMAN. 

City Attorney.— HASBROUCK DAVIS. 

City Treasurer.— W. F. WENTWORTH. 



First Ward. 
Second Ward. 
Third Ward. 

Fourth Ward. 
Fifth Ward. 
Sixth Ward. 
Seventh Ward. 
Eighth Ward. 
Ni7ith Ward, 
Tenth Ward. 
Eleventh Ward. 
Twelfth Ward. 
Thirteenth Ward. 
Fourteenth Ward. 
Fifteenth Ward. 
Sixteenth Ward. 



aldermen. 

Wm. Cox, Joshua C. Knickerbocker. 

P. M. Donnellan, Arthur Dixon. 

Stephen Barrett, ^James A. Hahn, Chas. G. 
Wicker. 

A. C. Calkins, Samuel McRoy. 
Mark Sheridan, John Raber. 
Michael Keeley, David Walsh. 
Jas. H. Hildreth, John Macalister. 
Patrick Rafferty, John Comiskey. 
Willard Woodard, John H. Carpenter, 
C. C. P. Holden, Aivin Salisbury. 

B. F. Russell; S. I. Russell. 
John Buehler, C. J. Casselman. 
K. G. Schmidt, Geo. T. Beebe, 
Louis A. Berger, Thco. Schintz. 
John Herting, Samuel Shackford. 
Edward Kehoe, Geo. B. Mansur. 



* Stephen Barrett died May 21, and Jas. A. Hahn was elected to fill the 



MUNICIPAL OFFICERS. 



XXIII 



1869. 

By an act of the General Assembly, passed March 10, 1869, the 
city was divided into twenty wards, and the time for the city 
election changed from April to November. The persons then in 
office were continued in their respective offices until the first 
Monday of December, 1869. 

Mayor.— JOHN B. RICE. 

City Clerk.— A. H. BODMAN. 

City Attorney.— HASBROUCK DAVITS. 

City Treasurer.— W. F. WENTWORTH. 



First Ward. 
Second Ward. 
Third Ward. 
Fourth Ward. 
Fifth Ward. 
Sixth Ward. 
Seventh Ward. 
EigJith Ward. 
Ninth Ward. 
TentJi Ward. 
Eleventh Ward. 
Twelfth Ward. 
Thirteenth Ward. 
Fourteenth Ward. 
Fifteenth Ward. 
Sixteenth Ward. 



ALDERMEN. 

Wm. Cox, Joshua C. Knickerbocker. 
P. M. Donnellan, Arthur Dixon. 
James A. Hahn, Chas. G. Wicker. 

A. C. Calkins, Samuel McRoy. 
Mark Sheridan, John Raber. 
Michael Keeley, David Walsh. 
Jas. H. Hildreth, John Macalister. ■ 
Patrick Rafferty, John Comiskey. 
Willard Woodard, John H. Carpenter. 
C. C. P. Holden, Alvin Salisbury. 

B. F. Russell, S. I. Russell. 
John Buehler, C. J. Casselman. 
K. G. Schmidt, Geo. T. Beebe. 
Louis A. Berger, Theodore Schintz. 
John Herting, Samuel Shackford. 
Edward Kehoe, Geo. B. Mansur. 



XXIV 



MUNICIPAL OFFICERS. 



1869-1870. 

Election in November, 1869. 

Mayor.— R. B. MASON. 

City Clerk.— CHARLES T. HOTCHKISS. 

City Attorney.— ISRAEL N. STILES. 

City Treasurer.— DAVID A. GAGE. 



First Ward. 
Second Ward. 
Third Ward. 
Fourth Ward. 
Fifth Ward. 
Sixth Ward. 
Seventh Ward. 
Eighth Ward. 
Ninth Ward. 
Tenth Ward. 
Eleventh Ward. 
Twelfth Ward. 
Thirteenth Ward. 
Fourteenth Ward. 
Fifteenth Ward. 
Sixteenth Ward. 
Seventeenth Ward. 
Eightee7ith Ward. 
Ninteenth Ward. 
Tzventieth Ward. 



aldermen. 
Richard Somers, Wm. Cox. 
Arthur Dixon, P. M. Donnellan. 
Joseph A. Montgomery, Jas. A. Hahn. 
John H. McAvoy, A. C. Calkins. 
Geo. S. Whitaker, Peter Daggy. 
Wm. Tracey, Mark Sheridan, * Daniel Heenan, 
Wm. Batterman, P. J. Hickey. 
Wm. S. Powell, Jas. H. Hildreth. 
Geo. Powell, John Comiskey. 
Thomas Wilce, C. C. P. Holder.. 
James Walsh, B. F. Russell. 
Samuel McCotter, Willard Woodard. 
Jas. L. Campbell, A. D. Robinson. 
P. B. Shiel, B. G. Gill. 
Jas. J. McGrath, John Buehler. 
Jas. D. Tyler, K. G. Schmidt, 
Theodore Schintz, Louis A. Berger. 
Thos. Carney, A. Bengley. 
James McCauley, John Herting. 
M. A. Devine, Edward Kehoe. 



*Mark Sheridan resigned his office, and Daniel Heenan was elected January 8, 1870, to fill thf 
vacancy. 



MUNICIPAL OFFICERS. 



XXV 



1870-1871. 

Mayor.— R. B. MASON. 
City Clerk.— CHAS. T. HOTCHKISS. 

City Attorney.— I. N. STILES. 
City Treasurer.— DAVID A. GAGE. 



First Ward. 
Second Ward. 
Third Ward. 
Fourth Ward. 
Fifth Ward. 
Sixth Ward. 
Seventh Ward. 
Eighth Ward. 
Ninth Ward. 
Tenth Ward. 
Eleventh Ward. 
Twelfth Ward. 
Thirteenth Ward. 
Fourteenth Ward. 
Fifteenth Ward. 
Sixteenth Ward. 
Seventeenth Ward. 
Eighteenth Ward. 
Nineteenth Ward. 
Twentieth Ward. 



aldermen. 

John J. Knickerbocker, Richard Somers. 
Joseph E. Otis, Arthur Dixon. 
Daniel Coey, Jos. A. Montgomery. 
Harvey M. Thompson, John H. McAvoy. 
Peter Daggy, Geo. S. Whitaker. 
Michael Schmitz, Wm. Tracey. 
P. J. Hickey, Wm. Batterman. 
Michael B. Bailey, Wm. S. Powell. 
Wm. B. Bateham, Geo. Powell. 
C. C. P. Holden, Thomas Wilce. 
Herman O. Glade, James Walsh. 
Henry VVitbeck, Samuel McCotter. 
S. S. Gardner, J as. L. Campbell. 
B. G. Gill, P. B. Shell. 
John*Buehler, J as. J. McGrath. 
K. G. Schmidt, Jas. D. Tyler. 
I .ouis Schaffner, Theodore Schintz. 
John McCaffrey, Thomas Carney. 
Wm. M. Clarke, James McCauley. 
Gustavus A. Busse, M. A. Devine. 



XXVI MUNICIPAL OFFICERS. 

1871—1872. 
Election November, 1871. 

Mayor.— JOSEPH MEDILL. 
City Clerk.— CHAS. T. HOTCHKISS. 

City Attorney. — I. N. STILES. 
City Treasurer.— DAVID A. GAGE. 

aldermen. 
First Ward. Chauncey T. Bowen, John J. Knickerbocker. 

Second Ward. Arthur Dixon, Jos. E. Otis. 

Third Ward. John W. McGenniss, David Coey. 

Fourth Ward. John H. McAvoy, Harvey M. Thompson. 

Fifth Ward. R. B. Stone, Peter Daggy. 

Sixth Ward. Wm. Tracey, Michael Schmitz. 

Seventh Ward. Edward F. Cullerton, P. J. Hickey. 
Eighth Ward. Jeremiah Clowry, M. B. Bailey. 

Ninth Ward. Geo. Powell, Wm. B. Bateham. 

Tenth Ward. Lester L. Bond, C. C. P. Holden. 

Eleventh Ward. Henry Sweet, H. O. Glade, ^T. T. Verdier. 

Tzvelfth Ward. Monroe Heath, Henry Witbeck. 

Thirteenth Ward. Geo. W. Sherwood, S. S. Gardner. 

Fourteenth Ward. S. E. Cleveland, B. G. Gill. 

Fifteenth Ward. J as. J. McGrath, Johti Buehler. 

Sixteenth Ward. Thos. Stout, K. G. Schmidt. 

Seventeenth Ward. Jacob Lengacher, Louis Schaffner. 

Eighteenth Ward. Thos. Carney, John McCaffrey. 

Ninteenth Ward. Mahlen D. Ogden, Wm. M. Clarke. 

Twentieth Ward. Chas. L. Woodman, G. A. Basse. 



H. O. Glade resigned January, 1872, and T. T. Verdier elected to fill vacancy. 



xMUNICIPAL OFFICERS. 



XXVII 



1872-1873. 

Mayor.— JOSEPH MEDILL. 
City Clerk.— CHAS. T. HOTCHKISS. 

City Attorney.— I. N. STILES. 
City Treasurer.— DAVID A. GAGE. 



First Ward. 
Second Ward. 
Third Ward. 
Fourth Ward. 
Fifth Ward. 
Sixth Ward. 
Seventh Ward. 
Eighth Ward. 
Ninth Ward. 
Tenth Ward. 
Eleventh Ward. 
Twelfth Ward. 
Thirteenth Ward. 
Fourteenth Ward. 
Fifteenth Ward. 
Sixteenth Ward. 
Seventeenth Ward. 
Eighteenth Ward. 
Nineteenth Ward. 
Twentieth Ward. 



aldermen. 

Wm. H. Richardson, Chauncey T. Bowen. 

Francis W. Warren, Arthur Dixon. 

David Coey, John W. McGenniss. 

Geo. H. Sidwell, John H. McAvoy. 

A. H. Pickering, R. B. Stone, r 

Michael Schmitz, Wm. Tracey. 

P. McClory, E. F. Cullerton. 

M. B. Bailey, Jeremiah Clowry. 

James O'Brien, Geo. Powell. 

David W. Clark, Jr., L. L. Bond. 

P. Kehoe, Henry Sweet. 

A. F. Miner, Monroe Heath. 

Avery Moore, Geo. W. Sherwood. 

Bart Quirk, S. E. Cleveland. 

Nich. Eckhardt, Jas. J. McGrath. 

Peter Mahr, Thos. W. Stout. 

Louis Schaffner, Jacob Lengacher. 

Thos. Cannon, Thos. Carney. 

Michael Brand, M. D. Ogden. 

John T. Corcoran, C. L. Woodman. 



XXVIII MUNICIPAL OFFICERS. 

1873-1874. 

Mayor.-HARVEY D. COLVIN. 

City Clerk.-JOS. K. C. FORREST. 

City Attorney.— EGBERT JAMIESON. 

City Treasurer.— DANIEL O'HARA. 

ALDERMEN. 

First Ward, Thos. Foley, Wm. H. Richardson. 

Second Ward. Arthur Dixon, F. W. Warren. 

Third Ward, Wm. Fitzgerald, David Coey. 

Fourth Ward. Jfesse Spaulding, Geo. H. Sidwell. 

Fifth Ward. R. B. Stone, A. H. Pickering. 

Sixth Ward. Philip Reidy, M. Schmitz. 

Seventh Ward. E. F. Cullerton, P. McClory. 
Eighth Ward. Jas. H. Hildreth, M. B. Bailey. 

Ninth Ward Thos. H. Bailey, Jas. O'Brien. 

Tenth Ward. C. L. Woodman, D. W. Clark, Jr. 

Eleventh Ward. Geo. E. White, P. Kehoe. 

Twelfth Ward. Monroe Heath, A. F. Miner. 

Thirteenth Ward. Jas. L. Campbell, Avery Moore. 

Fourteenth Ward. S. E. Cleveland, Bart. Quirk. 

Fifteenth Ward. Jas. J. McGrath, -M. Ryan, N. Eckhardt, 

Sixteenth Ward. Thompson W. Stout, Peter Mahr. 

Seventeenth Ward. Jacob Lengacher, Louis Schaffner. 

Eighteenth Ward. David Murphy, Thos. Cannon. 

Nineteenth Ward. Thos. Lynch, Michael Brand. 

Twentieth Ward. Julius Jonas, John T. Corcoran. 



*J. J. McGrath resign 



ed June 22, and M. Ryan was elected to fill vacancy. 



MUNICIPAL OFFICERS. 



XXIX 



1874-1875. 

Mayor.— HARVEY D. COLVIN. 

City Clerk.— JOS. K. C. FORREST. 

City Attorney.— EGBERT JAMIESON, 

City Treasurer.— DANIEL O'HARA. 



First Ward. 
Second Ward. 
Third Ward. 
Fourth Ward. 
Fifth Ward. 
Sixth Ward. 
Seventh Ward. 
Eighth Ward. 
Ninth Ward. 
Tenth Ward. 
EleventJi Ward. 
Twelfth Ward. 
Thirtee?ith Ward. 
Fourteenth Ward. 
Fifteenth Ward. 
Sixteenth Ward. 
Seventeenth Ward. 
Eightee7ith Ward. 
NineteentJi Ward. 
Tzventieth Ward. 



aldermen. 

Wm. H. Richardson, Thos. Foley. 
F. W. Warren, A. Dixon. 
David Coey, Wm. Fitzgerald. 
Rensselaer Stone, Jesse Spaulding. 
Thos. C. Clarke, R. B. Stone. 
Fred Sommer, Philip Reidy. 
P. McClory, E F. Cullerton. 
P. C. McDonald, Jas. H. Hildreth. 
Jas. O'Brien, Thos. H. Bailey. 
D. VV. Clark, Jr., C. L. Woodman. 
S. F. Gunderson, Geo. E. White. 
A. N. Waterman, Monroe Heath. 
C. H. Case, Jas. L. Campbell. 
Bart. Quirk, S. E. Cleveland. 
N. Eckhardt, M. Ryan. 
Peter Mahr, Thompson W. Stout. 
Louis Schaffner, Jacob Lengacher. 
M. Sweeney, David Murphy. 
Wm. B. Dickinson, Thos. Lynch. 
John T. Corcoran, Julius Jonas. 



XXX MUNICIPAL OFFICERS. 

1876. 
The City of Chicago was organized under the general incorpora- 
tion act in April, 1875, and consequently no election was held in 
November, 1875; but the persons then in office held over until 
May, 1876. Under the new law the city was divided into eighteen 
wards. 

mayor.-monroe heath, '^H. D. COLVIN, 

^THOMAS HOYNE. 

City Clerk.— CASPAR BUTZ. 

City Attorney. — R. S. TUTHILL. 

City Treasurer.-CLINTON BRIGGS. 

aldermen. 
First Ward, John T. McAuley, D. K. Pearsons. 

Second Ward. Jacob Rosenberg, Addison Ballard. 

Third Ward, John L. Thompson, Wm. Aldrich. 

Fourth Ward. John W. Stewart, James H. Gilbert. 

Fifth Ward. Fred. Sommer, Mark Sheridan. 

Sixth Ward. E. F. Cullerton, Fred. Lodding. 

Seventh Ward. Jas. H. Hildreth, fChas. Tarnow, Henry Kerber. 
Eighth Ward. Frank Lawler, James O'Brien. 

Ninth Ward. John M. Van Osdel, Jacob Beidler. 

Tenth Ward. Geo. E. White, Andrew F. Smith. 

Eleventh Ward. A. G. Throop, J. G. Briggs. 

Twelfth Ward. Jas. T. Rawleigh, S. H. McCrea. 

Thirteenth Ward. Wm. Wheeler, S. E. Cleveland. 

Fourteenth Ward. John Baumgarten, M. Ryan. 

Fifteenth Ward. A. W. Waldo, Frank Niesen. 

Sixteenth Ward. Frank Linsenbarth, Jacob Lengacher. 

Seventeenth Ward. M. Sweeney, David Murphy. 

Eighteenth Ward. Jas. A. Kirk, Jacob Boser. 

election,'aBd Thomas Hoyne received 33>o64Jotes 819 scattering. ^^^ disregarded ; 

Mr. Hoyne duly elected mayor. ,• ■ ^ ,„ -.^-[A possession of his office, on the plea that he was 

"'r. "L^tufncta^TcS'eSSorfofJ'aVrr ordered by the Council, which was held July ... 
'''^1^,raf l\?nr w "S?«Tt;'sflltca'cy caused by .he resigua.ion of J. H. HUdreth. 



MUNICIPAL OFFICERS. 



XXXI 



1877. 

Mayor.— MONROE HEATH. 

City Clerk.— CASPAR BUTZ. 

City Attorney.— R. S. TUTHILL. 

City Treasurer.— CHAS. R. LARRABEE. 



First Ward. 
Second Ward. 
Third Ward. 
Fourth Ward. 
Fifth Ward. 
Sixth Ward. 
Seventh Ward. 
Eighth Ward. 
Ninth Ward. 
Tenth Ward. 
Eleve7ith Ward. 
Tiveifth Ward. 
Thirteenth Ward. 
Fourteenth Ward. 
FifteentJi Ward. 
Sixteenth Ward. 
Seventeejith Ward. 
Eighteenth Ward. 



ALDERMEN. 

D. K. Pearsons, J. T. McAuley. 
Addison Ballard, Jacob Rosenberg. 
Eugene Cary, John L. Thompson. 
Jas. H. Gilbert, John W. Stewart. 
John D. Tully, Fred. Sommer. 
Fred. Lodding, E. F. Cullerton. 
* Henry Kerber, Chas. Tarnow. 
R. M. Oliver, Frank Lawler. 
Jacob Beidler, J. M. Van Osdel. 
M. McNurney, Geo. E. White. 
A. B. Cook, A. G. Throop. 
S. G. Seaton, Jas. T. Rawleigh. 
H. P. Thompson, Wm. Wheeler. 
M. Ryan, John Baumgarten. 
Frank Niesen, A. W. Waldo. 
M, Schweisthal, F. Linsenbarth. 
Bernard Janssens, M. Sweeney. 
J. H. B. Daly, Jas. A. Kirk. 



* At the election held April 3, 1877, Jas. H. Hildreth received the greatest number of votes cast, 
but was declared ineligible. The election was contested by John Riordan, who received the next 
greatest number of votes. The contest was not determined during the year, and consequently Henry 
Kerber held the seat until April, 1878. 



XXXTT 



MUNICIPAL OFFICERS. 



18-7 8. 

Mayor.— MONROE HEATH. 
City Clerk.-CASPAR BUTZ. 
City Attorney.— RICHARD S. TUTHILL. 
City Treasurer.— CHAS. R. LARRAHEE. 



^ First Ward. 
Second Ward. 
Third Ward. 
Fourth Ward. 
Fifth Ward. 
Sixth Ward. 
Seventh Ward. 
Eighth Ward. 
Ninth Ward. 
Tenth Ward. 
Eleventh Ward. 
Tivelfth Ward. 
Thirteenth Ward. 
Fourteenth Ward. 
Fifteenth Ward. 
Sixteenth Ward. 
Seventeenth Ward. 
Eio-htecnth Ward. 



ALDERMEN. 

Murray F. Tuley, D. K. Pearsons. 
Patrick Sanders, Addison Ballard. 
O. B. Phelps, Eugene Cary. 
Herbert E. Mallory, Jas. H. Gilbert. 
Geo. Turner, John D. Tully. 
E. F. Cullerton, Fred. Lodding. 
John McNally, John Riordan. 
Frank Lawler, R. M. Oliver. 
John M. Smyth, Jacob Beidkr. 
John Eiszner, M. McNurney. 
A. G. Throop, A. B. Cook. 
Jas. T. Rawleigh, S. G. Seaton. 

A. C. Knopf, H. P. Thompson. 

Frank A. Stauber, M. Ryan. 

A. W. Waldo, Frank Niesen. 

Peter S. Wetterer, M. Schweisthal. 

John McCaffrey, B. Janssens. 

Julius Jonas, J. H. B. Daly. 



City Council for Municipal Year 1878--9. 



M. 



HEATH, Mayor and President e^-officio. 



WAED. 

D. K. PEARSONS... Room 20 Tribune Building. 

M. F. TULEY 15 Van Buren Street. 

A. BALLARD , ". 394 Fifth Avenue. 

P. SANDERS-. .505 State Street. 

EUGENE GARY 164 Randolph Street, Room 8. 

O. B. PHELPS 1127 Indiana Avenue. 

JAS. H. GILBERT, .._. 70 LaSalle Street, Room 5. 

H. E. MALLORY 1431 Prairie Avenue. 

J. D. TULLY 20 LaSalle Street. 

GEO. TURNER 1299 Shurtleff Avenue. 

FRED. LODDING . 704 Halsted Street. 

E. F. CULLERTON 193 Clark Street. 

JOHN RIORDAN 114 Brown Street. 

JOHN McNALLY.... 232 Maxwell Street. 

R. M. OLIVER__ . 617 Halsted Street. 

FRANK LAWLER „ 329 Halsted Street. 

JACOB BEIDLER.. „ 167 Sangamon Street. 

J. M. SMYTH _134 West Madison Street. 



M. McNURNEY 50 North Peoria Street. 

JOHN EISZNER.... 287 West Kinzie Street. 

A. B. COOK 87 Washington Street, Room 1. 

A. G. THROOP 13 Sheldon Street. 

S. E. SEATON. 74 Monroe Street. 

JAS. T. RAWLEIGH. 99 Green Street. 

H. P. THOMPSON 1072 West Lake Street. 

A. C. KNOPF 201 South Water Street. 

M. RYAN 464 Milwaukee Avenue. 

F. A. STAUBER 718 Milwaukee Avenue. 

FRANK NIESEN 758 North Halsted Street. 

A. W. WALDO 7 North Avenue. 

M. SCHWEISTHAL 597 North Wells Street. 

P. S. WETTERER ___102 Hurlbut Street. 

B. JANSSENS 161 Adams Street. 

JOHN McCaffrey 288 North Franklin street. 

J. H. B. DALY 75 Maple Street. 

JULIUS JONAS 183 Michigan Street. 



$ 



i '^ 



STANDING COMMITTEES 



OF THE 



CITY COUNCIL 



FOR THE MUNICIPAL YEAR 1878-g. 



Finance.— Aid. Pearsons, Schweisthal, Seaton, Throop, Sanders. 

Railroads.— Aid. Rawleigh, Tully, Riordan, Ballard, Gilbert. ' 

Judiciary.— Aid. Tuley, Gilbert, Cullerton, Daly, Gary. 

Fire and Water.— Aid. Thompson, Sanders, Gary, Mallory, Wetterer. 

Schools.— Aid. Beidler, Schweisthal, Gullerton, Tully, Knopf. 

Wharfing Privileges.— Aid. Lawler, Eiszner, Ballard, McCaffrey, Gook. 

Streets and Alleys, South Division.— Aid. Gilbert, Sanders, Phelps, Turner, 

Pearsons. 
Streets and Alleys, North Division.— Aid. Niesen, Wetterer, Daly, Janssens. 
Streets and Alleys, West Division.— Aid. Throop, Rawleigh, Knopf, Stauber, 

Eiszner, Smith, Oliver, Riordan, Lodding. 
Wharves and Public Grounds.— Aid. Mallory, Waldo, Ryan, Smyth, McNally. 
Local Assessments.— Aid. Janssens, Jonas, Beidler, McNurney, Stauber. 
Bridewell.— Aid. McNurney, Turner, Lodding, Stauber, Rawleigh. 
Police.— Aid. Daly, Mallory, Oliver, Niesen, Riordan. 
Licenses.— Aid. Cullerton, Niesen, Lodding, Ryan, Eiszner. 
Gas Lights.— Aid. Gary, Waldo, Smyth, Phelps, Knopf. 
Harbor and Bridges.— Aid. Ryan, McCaffrey, Pearsons, Cook, McNally. 
Printing.— Aid. Schweisthal, Beidler, Turner, Sanders, Jonas. 
Markets.— Aid. Waldo, Tully, Janssens, Thompson, Wetterer. 
Public Buildings,— Aid. Cook, Phelps, Seaton, Ballard, Ryan. 
Health and County Relations.— Aid. Ballard, Thompson, Oliver, Lawler, Daly. 
Elections.— Aid. Seaton, Gilbert, Tuley, Throop, McNally. 



EXPLANATION OF TERMS. 



In the Index frequent references are made to the Standing Committees of the 
Council, and the several city officers, where the names or titles of such Committees 
and Officers are not printed at length. For the better understanding of such abbre- 
viations as occur, the following explanation is given : 

F. & W Committee on Fire and Water. 

^- L..-. " " Gas Lights. 

H- and B " " Harbor and Bridges. 

J^^-- — " " Judiciary. 

W. andP. G •« " Wharves and Public Grounds. 

^- -^ " " Railroads. 

S. &A., S.D " " Streets and Alleys, South Division. 

S.&A.,N. D.... " " " '. u North Division. 

S. &A., W. D... " " " - .. West Division. 

S. &A., 3D " " - " u North, South and West Divisions. 

Wh'fg Priv «' «' Wharfing Privileges. 

P- ^ " " Public Buildings. 

Local Assts *' " Local Assessments. 

I^-P-W.... Department of Public Works. 

B- of E. Board of Education. 

Con. in Concurred in. 

Tabled Temp Tabled Temporarily. 

Tub --Published. 

Sel. Com Select Committee. 

Ref Referred. 

Post Postponed. ^ 

Corp. Counsel- . -Corporation Counsel. 

^- W Department of Public Works. 

^' ^ C. R Health and County Relations. 



ii 



REFERENCE TO INDEX. 



Appointments 

Board of Education. 

City Attorney 

City Clerk 



PAGE. 

XLI 

XLII 

XLII 

XLII 

.••• XLII 

XLII 

XLIII 

XLIII 

XLIII 

XLIII 

XLIV 

XLV 

XLVI 

XLVI 

XLVII 

Committee on Licenses XLV III 



City Collector : 

City Treasurer 

Chicago Relief and Aid Society 

Committee on Bridewell 

Committee on Elections 

Committee on Finance 

Committee on Fire and Water 

Committee on Gas Ligh ts 

Committee on Harbor and Bridges 

Committee on Health and County Relations. 
Committee on Judiciary. 



Committee on Local Assessments. 

Committee on Markets 

Committee on Police 

Committee on Printing 

Committee on Public Buildings 

Commi ttee on Railroads ; . . . 

Committee on Schools 

Committee on Streets and Alleys, S. D 

Committee on Streets and Alleys, N. D 

Committee on Streets and Alleys, W. D 

Committee on Wharves and Public Grounds 

Comptroller. 

Council 



Council Meetings 

Counsel to the Corporation 

Department of Public Works. 
Directors of Public Library. , . 
Elections 



Estimates of cost of Lamp Posts 

Estimates of cost of Private Drains 

Estimates of cost of Sidewalks.. 

Estimates of cost of Street Improvements. 
Estimates of cost of Water Service Pipes.. 

Fire Marshal 

Gas Inspector. 

Health Department 

Inspectors of House of Correction 

Invitations 

Mayor 

Official bonds 

Orders 



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XL IX 

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L 

LI 

LI 

LIII 

LIV 

LVI 

LVII 

LVII 

LVII 

LIX 

LIX 

LIX 

LX 

LX 

LX 

LX 

LXI 

LXII 

LXII 

LXII 

LXII 

LXIII 

LXIII 

LXIII 

LXIV 

LXV 



Ordinances — General 

Ordinances— Lamp Posts .................. 

Ordinances— Openings, Widenings and Extensions 

Ordinances — l^rivate Drains 

Ordinances— Siflewalks ..*.'!.'."".".'.".'..".'.*.'!! 

Ordinances— Street Improvements "..'.'..""'.'.'.'. 

Ordinances— Vacation s .' ."..". 

Ordinances— Water Service Pipes ................ _.^^^ 

Park Commissioners .........!..'."................ LXXVII 

Petitions and Communications '.....*....... LXXVII 

Remonstrances . . ' ..." LXXX 

Resolutions 



LXIX 

LXXII 

LXXII 

LXXIII 

LXXIII 

LXXV 

LXXVI 

LXXVI 



Sealer of Weights and Measures. 
Select Committees 



Superintendent of Buildings. 
Superintendent of Police 



LXXX 

LXXXII 

LXXXII 

LXXXIII 

LXXXIII 



INDEX 



APPOINTMENTS. 

PAGE 

Allen, James L., Member Board of Education Schools 91 

Armstrong, Geo. B., Member Board of Education Schools 91 

Armstrong, Geo. B., Member Board of Education Confirmed 121 

Bartlett, A. C, Member Board of Education Schools 105 

Barth'tt, A. C, Member Board of Education Deterred 144 

Bartlett, A. C, Member Board of Education Confirmed 151 

Benner, Mathias, Fire Marshal ; P\ & W. 90 

Benner, Mathias, Fire Marshal Deferred 107 

Benner, Mathias, Fire Marshal Confirmed 119 

90 
107 
120 
89 
107 
120 
91 



Benzinger, Fred., Sealer of Weights and Measures Markets 

Benzinger, Fred., Sealer of Weights and Measures ■ Deferred 

Benzinger, Fred., Sealer of Weights and Measures Confirmed 

Bonfield, J. F., Corporation Counsel Jud. 

Bonfield, J. F., Corporation Counsel Deferred 

Bonfield, J. F., Corporation Counsel Confirmed 

Brenan, Thos., Member Board of Education... Schools 

Brenan, Thos., Member Board of Education Confirmed 121 

Chesbrough, E. S., Commissioner of Public Works Confirmed 345 

Cleaveland, L. D., Supenntendent of Buil< lings P. B. 90 

Cleaveland, L. D., Superintendent of Buildings Deferred 107 

Cleaveland, L. D., Superintendent of Buildings .- Confirmed 120 

Cole, E., Oil Inspector Markets 90 

Cole, E., Oil Inspector Deferred 107 

Cole, E., Oil Inspector 1 Confirmed 120 

Dixon, Jos. H., Deputy Superintendent Police ,o. Police 90 

Dixon, Jos. H,, Deputy Superintendent Police Confirmed 119 

Dunne, W. P., City Physician H. & C. R. 90 

Dunne, W. P., City Physician '. Deferred 107 

Dunne, W. P., Citv Physician Confirmed 120 

English, W. J., Member Board of Education Schools 91 

English, W. J., Member Board of Education Confirmed 121 

Farwell, J. A., Comptroller Finance 89 

Farwell, J. A., Comptroller Deferrecf 106 

Farwell, J. A., Comptroller Confirmed 119 

Frake, James, Member Board of Education Schools 345 

Frake, James, Member Board of Education Deferred 387 

Frake, James, Member Board of Education Confirmed 405 

Frankeuthal, E., Member Board of Education Schools 105 

Haines, John C, Inspector House of Correction Bridewell 90 

Haines, John C, Inspector House of Correction Deferred 107 



Haines, John C, Inspector House of Correction Rejected 

Hammond, C. G., Inspector House of Correction Bridewell „„ 

Hammond, C. G., Inspector House of Correction Deferred 106 

Hammond, C. G., Inspector House of Correction Confirmed 119 

Heaflford, W. H., City Collector Finance 90 

Heafford, W. H,, City Collector Deferred 107 

Heafford, W. H, City Collector Confirmed 119 

Hickey, M. C, General Superintendent Police Police 89 

Hickey, M. C, General Superintendent Police Deferred 106 

Hickey, M. C, General Superintendent Police Rejected 119 

Hotz, F. C, Director Public Library Schools 346 

Hotz, F. C, Director Public Library Deferred 387 

Hotz, F. , Director 'Public Library Confirmed 405 

Karls, Theodore, Sealer of Weights and Measures Markets 133 

Karls, Theodore, Sealer of Weights and Measures Confirmed 152 

Kohn, D. A., Member Board of Education Schools 91 

Linscott, A. N., Prosecuting Attorney jud. 91 

Linscott, A. K, Prosecuting Attorney Deferred 107 

Linscott, A. K, Prosecuting Attorney Confirmed 120 

Mills, L. L., Inspector of House of Correction Confirmed 133 

Murphy, John D., Boiler Inspector F. & W. 91 

Murphy, John D., Boiler Inspector Deferred 107 

Murphy, John D., Boiler Inspector Confirmed I'^O 

Onahan, W. J., Director Public Library Schools 346 

Onahan, W. J., Director Public Library Deferred 387 

Onahan, W. J., Director Public Library Confirmed 405 

Seavey, V. A., General Superintendent Police Police 125 

Seavey, V. A., General Superintendent Police Confirmed 136 

9 



XLII INDEX. 

PAGE. 

Sherwood, W. S. , Assistant Weigher. ^iled 399 

Siebel, J. E., Gas Inspector... TjpfP^'red' 107 

Siebel, J. E., Gas Inspector Confirmed 120 

Siebel, J. E., Gas Inspector........ Srhoois 346 

Sprague,O.S. A.. Director of Public Library Deferred 387 

SpragueO.S. A., Director of Public Library (?nflrmld 405 

SpralueO.S. A., Director of Public Library Bridewlll 90 

Wahl, Louis, Inspector House of Correction T?pfp7red 106 

Wahl, Louis, Inspector House of Correction PonflrSed 119 

Wahl Louis, Inspector House of Correction t^oniirmea uy 



BOARD OF EDUCATION. 

Asking authority to purchase a bond • ^'i?^^^? Sk 

Asking purchase of school site corner Oak and Bremer streets Schools 575 



CITY ATTORNEY. 

, ^ . Filed 425 

Annual Report -•• p„i, -iar 

City Hall contracts, validity of - • • • • • y •//;;; pQeci 222 

LSiufy^of^'St^if Vdlnanc^es opening Seymour street and Artesian avenue ^ ^^^ ^^ 

Liability of ^cKy If ordinances opening Seymour street and Artesian ^"^^"^"^^^^^^^^^^.^^^ 4^3 

Liability of StrS^oidinances^pening Seymour stre^^ Artesian avenue andJud 537 

are repealed ^^ ' j ipp^opg 07 

Licenses, power of city to impose .Select Com. 228 

Licenses, providing for, &c '=' p=,^ ,. 

Sheridan vs. city, concermng case of 



CITY CLERK. 

Presenting book from city of Berlin ^^^^Pul? o*x 

Private railroad franchises 'Ti'T> w 407 

Private railroad franchises ^' ^' ^^' 



341 



CITY COLLECTOR. 

1 T5„ ^^<- Finance 377 

Annual Report wilpd .^78 

Annual Report Filed 57» 



CITY TREASURER. 
Annual Report - Pub. & Filed 406 



INDEX. 



XLIII 



CHICAGO RELIEF AND AID SOCIETY. 

PAGE. 

T wenty.fir8t Annual Report Finance 322 



COMMITTEE ON BRIDEWELL. 

Appointment of Inspectors of House of Correction Deferred 106 

Appointment of Inspectors of House of Correction Con. in 119 

Pardons from House of Correction Con. in 398 

Report of Inspectors for quarter ending Marcli 31, 1878 Filed 33 

Report of Inspectors for quarter ending June 30, 1878 Recommitted 205 

Report of Inspectors for quarter ending June 30, 1878 .Filed 274 

Report of Inspectors for quarter ending December 31, 1878 Con. in 398 

Report of Inspectors for quarter ending September 30, 1878 Con. in 398 



COMMITTEE ON ELECTIONS. 

Election for Alderman 14tli ward, concerning Con. in 93 

Hildrefh, Jas. H., on petition of Pub. 93 

Hildreth, Jas. H., on petition of. Laid over 147 

Hildreth, Jas. H., on petition of. Con. in 223 

McNally, John, on resolution declaring, elected Alderman for long term Deferred 424 

McNally, John, on resolution declaring, elected Alderman for long term Con. in 450 



COMMITTEE ON FINANCE. 



Appropriations for 1879 Pub. 415 

Architects for pay for examining Custom House, on petition of Filed 14 

Betzel, Chas., on petition of, for remission of fine Con. in 193 

Bradshaw, F. M., on petition of, for rebate on license Con. in 578 

Brooks, S. N., on petition of, for compensation for damages Con. in 238 

Cancelling tax sale certificates, on ordinance Con. in 342 

Carstens, Peter, on remitting fine of. Con. in 44 

City Collector, on annual report of Con. in 578 

City Hall, on contracts for construction of. Deferred 343 

City Hall, oh contracts for construction of Pub. 408 

City Hall, on contracts tor construction of Filed 571 

City property corner Franklin and Tyler streets, on bids for Con. in 314 

City property, on selling certain Pub. 343 

City property, on selling certain Recommitted 408 

City property, on selling certain Laid over 453 

City property, on sellihg certain Con. in 493 

City scrip, on resolution concerning Pub. 68 

City scrip, on resolution concerning Laid over 126 

City scrip, on resolution concerning ....Laid over 150 

City scrip, on resolution concerning .Con. in 193 

City scrip, on resolution concerning Con. in 217 

City scrip, on resolution concerning Con. in 343 

City scrip, on resolution concerning Con. in 344 

City scrip, on resolution concerning Deferred 357 

City scrip, on resolution concerning Filed 504 

Comptroller's report for October, on Con. in 354 

Comptroller's report for November, on Co». in 354 

Comptroller's annual report, on Con. m 578 

Curtis, Henry, on petition of, for compensation Con. in 578 

De Costa, John, on petition of, for compensation Deferred 355 

De Costa, John, on petition of, for compensation Recommitted 504 

Deserters, on resolution concerning Filed 503 

Employes, on report concerning payment of Deferred 343 



XLIV INDEX. 

PAGE. 

Employes, on report concerning payment of. - • • Jud. 408 

Executions, on sundry ^on. m by 

Exposition building, an order to pay carpenter for work on ...Uon. m iSb 

Favwell, John A., on appointment of Deterred 10b 

Farwell, John A., on appointment of ^^"- V^ ^jLl 

First Regiment I. N. G., on yietition of, for compensation Oon. in 578 

Flood Bros., on petition of, for rebate on tax Recommitted 6U 

Flood Bros., on petition of, for rebate on tax. . . ^on. in 578 

Gaul, Minnie, on petition of, for compensation ^on. m 25b 

Gendron, Ohas., on petition of, for compensation t:jon. m 70 

Gorman, Ann, on petition of, for compensation <^9P- ^n d44 

Haas, John, on petition of, for compensation "i;" '^-^ Tia 

Haas, John, on petition of, for compensation • • • • ■ Pending 410 

Haas, John, on petition of, for compensation Postponed 577 

Heaflord, W. H., on appointment of J^^l®^^^^ H 

Heafford, W. H., on appointment of Confirmed 119 

Heaflford, W. H., on official bond of • ■ Con. in 142 

Illinois Central R. R., on order to erect depot and fence on Lake Park Deterred by 

Illinois Central R. R., on order to erect depot and fence on Lake Park . . . . Jud. 108 

Landskrohn, Dorothy, on petition of, for compensation Con. m 359 

Laflin, M., on offer of, to pay mortgage ^--on- in 172 

Legal services, on resolution concerning ■■i> i^^d 409 

Lemberg, H., on claim ot Con. m 578 

Loomis, Mrs. E. J., on petition of, for release of mortgage • • Pup- o54 

Loomis, Mrs. E. J., on petition of, for release of mortgage Con. in 407 

Lyman, Annie, on petition of, for compensation Con. m 410 

McDonald, E., on petition of, for compensation Con. in 5/8 

Market on block 90, concerning • • Pup. rf»5 

Market on block 90, concerning • • • Con. m 577 

Moran, P., on petition of, for compensation Deterred d5b 

Moran, P., on petition of, for compensation Con. in 410 

Mortgage on lots in Carpenter's Add., on releasing • • • Jii?- 24 

Mortgage on lots in Carpenter's Add., on releasing Con. m 70 

O'Connor, John, on petition of, for compensation -• Con. m d44 

O'Gorman, Ann, on petition of, for compensation Dete^ed 19d 

O'Gorman, Ann, on petition of, for compensation Con. in 227 

Office hours, on order concerning ^on. m d54 

Opening alley from Sixteenth to Eighteenth streets, on remonstrance against Con. in 359 

Poland, Thos., on petition of Con. m 5/8 

Relief and Aid Society, on report of Coia. m 354 

Riordan, Johanna, on order to pay $300 to • • -Cpn. m 45 

Riot claims, on payment of. Det^red 357 

Ryan, Thos., on petition of : ■ J^""- f^^ 

Ryan, Thos., on petition of Recommitted 569 

Seaman, Ed., on petition of, for compensation ■ * i^^^ ^^ 

Sewer on Leavitt street, on resolution for i^'on. m 344 

Shields, Mary E., on petition of. Con. m 354 

Sinking Funds, on cancelling bonds of. Com. m 313 

Stanley, P. E., on petition of, cancel tax sale. Con. m 5/» 

Taxes, concerning • • • Cpm. in 385 

Teamsters, on paying $3.00 per day to Deterred /o 

Teamsters, on paying $3.00 per day to <-^on. m 129 

Viaduct on Sangamon street, concerning • - * i^^^ ^^ 

Wolf, Gus,, on petition of, for remission of fine Con. m 193 



COMMITTEE ON FIRE AND WATER. 

Bell Telephone Co. , on ordinance concerning ' • ■ Pub. 194 

Bell Telephone Co., on ordinance concerning •••^P"- ^^ ^^ 

Benner, M., on appointment of ■ Deterred 107 

Benner, M., on appointment of • • x^"* ^^ 7t^ 

Chicago Jockey Club, on petition of Deterred 479 

Chicago Jockey Club, on petition of • • ■ l^pu- lu oi4 

Cottaj^es, on resolution concerning construction of . . .Deterred 8U 

Cottages, on resolution concerning construction of. t ^^^ ^^^^ i^i 

Cottages, on resolution concerning construction of • •^^^V'T®? l^k 

Cottages, on resolution concerning construction of • • • •* i^^d zzrf 

Engine house, on order to purchase site for ' ^on. in 190 

Fire alarm telegraph , on order to place wires of, underground l uD. dab 

Fire alarm telegraph , on order to place wires of, underground Con. in 5by 

Fire alarm telegraph, on order concerning i^"^ i qsk 

Fire Department, on ordinance concerning Deterred 3»b 

Fire Marshal, on report of J^on. m lyo 

Fire Marshal, on report of Con. in 3»b 

Fire plug corner Cleaver and Bradley streets, on order for Con. m d»z 



INDEX. 



XLV 



PAGE. 

Fire limits, on ordinance changing Pub. 79 

Fire limits, on ordinance changing Select Com. 130 

Fire limits, on ordinance changing Deferred 569 

Fire limits, on ordinance changing Con. in 577 

Gutshow, John, on petition of, for remission of fine Deferred 80 

Gutshow, John, on petition of, for remission of fine Con. in 136 

Murphy, J. D., on appointment of — Deferred 107 

Murphy, J. D., on appointment of Con. in 120 

Murph y, J. D., on oflicial bond of Con. in 141 

Panabaker, J., on petition of, for pe emission to start a lumber yard Filed 44 

Renewal of fence corner State and Twenty-seventh streets, on petition for Supt. Build. 195 

Salaries of firemen, on ordinance fixing Con. in 569 

Schell, J. P., on petition of, for remission of fine Recommitted 80 

Schell, J. P., on petition of, for remission of fine Con. in 195 

Sheldon & Schultz, on resolution concerning Con. in 581 

Smoke burners, on report concerning Con. in 14 

Sollitt, John, on order concerning Con. in 581 

Theaters, on order concerning Con. in 387 

United States Rolling Stock Co., on petition of Filed 306 

Water mains, on order to expend $75,000 for extending Pub. 79 

Water mains, on order to expend $75,000 for extending Con. in 95 

Water on Ashley sireet, on order for Con. in 386 

Water on Commercial street, on order for .Con. in 386 

Water in Douglas Park, on petition for Recommitted 387 

Water in Douglas Park and Lawndale, on petition for Con. in 581 

Water on Edgar street, on order for Con. in 382 

Water on Elk Grove street, on order for , Con. in 195 

Water on Elston avenue, on order for Con. in 382 

Water on Lowe avenue, on resolution for. Pub. 80 

Water on Lowe avenue, on resolution for Con. in 136 

Water on Washington street, on order for P. W. 195 

Water on Seventeenth street, on petition for Con. in 581 

Water rates, on petition for reduction of Select Com. 44 

Water tanks, on ordinance concerning Deferred 14 

Water tanks, on ordinance concerning Con. in 45 

Water tanks, on ordinance concerning Pub. 195 

Water tanks, on ordinnnce concerning Con. in 227 



COMMITTEE ON GAS LIGHTS. 



Appointment of J. E. Siebel, on Deferred 

Appointment of J. E. Siebel, on Con. in 

Bond of J. E. Siebel, on *. .Con. in 

Cnicago Gas Light and Coke Co., on communication of !Con. in 

Gas Companies, on ordinance concerning , Filed 

Gas appropriation, on order dividing .Deferred 

Gas appropriation, on order dividing Filed 

Gas, on proposition to furnish Con. in 

Gas, on price of Pub. 

Gas, on price of , Con. in 

Gas, on propositions to furnish Pub. 

Gas, on propositions to furnish ...... Con. iii 

Gas, on price ot ."."..'. .Con. in 

Gas, on price of Filed 

Gas, on propositions to furnish '. Filed 

Gas, on resolution asking passage of an act to enable cities to manufacture ' . . .Deferred 

Gas, on resolution asking passage of an act to enable cities to manufacture Con. in 

Hirsch, J. M., on proposal of -. . Con. in 

Illinois Street Gas Co., on proposal of \ Con! in 

Lamps on Arch er avenue, on order for " Con', in 

LamY)S on Dayton street, on ordinance for ."..'. .. i.Con. in 

Lamps on Dayton street, on petition for Con! in 

Lamps on Dearborn street, Madison to Washington, on ordinance for *. . . .Con', in 

Lamps on Dearborn street from Fourteenth st. to Archer ave., on ordinance for. . . .Con. in 

Lamps on West Fifteenth street, on petition for Con. in 

Lamps on Groveland court, on petition for Deferred 

Lamps on Groveland court, on petition for .' Con. in 

Lamps on Halsted street, on order for Con in 

Lamps on Hinman stree t, on petition for ....'..'..'.'.".'. Con* in 

Lamps on Hoyne street, on order for ' Con in 

Lamps on Hurlbut street, on order for .'. ...!." .."."".Con*, in 

Lamps on Hurlbut street from Clybourn avenue to Sigel street, on ordinance for! ! ! !con! m 

Lamps on Ingraham street, on order for Con in 

Lamps on Kansas street from Throop to Laflin, on ordinance for !...!!!!!'"' Con* in 

Lamps on Kmzie street from Kingsbury street to North Branch of Chicago river... .Con. in 



107 
120 
141 
274 
14 
399 
547 
282 
315 
323 
347 
381 
399 
334 
571 
399 
547 
13 
604 
603 
206 
93 
92 
297 
604 
274 
329 
274 
274 
399 
92 
206 
603 
297 
13 



XLVI INDEX. 

PAGE. 

Lamps on Larrabee st. from Belden ave. to Fullerton ave. on ordinance for Con. in 274 

Lamps on Larrabee street, on order for Deferred 274 

Lamps on Leavitt street, on order tor „^^ .^32^ 

Lamps on Leavitt street, on order tor ••••••• • • • • • • • • 'f>pf prrpd 603 

T aniTis on Milwaukee avenue west of North avenue, on order for. • • . .iJeterrea ouo 

ilmls Z Kaska st?Jetfrom Throop street to Laflin street, on ordmance for . . . .Con. m 297 
T aSS« nn Oak Street from Market street to Townsend street, on ordmance for...... Con. in 60d 

LSIoSoSefave.?^omW. Twelfth St. to Western ave., on ordinance tor Deferred 274 

L^m^s Z ofdeS ave. from W. Twelfth st. to Western ave., on ordmance for Con. m 3.9 

LSrco?ne?of SopMa street and Fremont street on order for removal of ^^ef erred 93 

LamS corner of Sophia street and Fremont street, on order for removal of . . . . . Con. m M* 

LaSpsSnThfrty fourth st. from Wabash ave. to Indiana ave., on ordmance for. . . .Con. in 206 

ll^llZVeZtlVeXTL'^^l^S^^^^^^^ 

SrsoS^lSfrrarerf^o^l^dS^^^ 

Lamps on Western avenue, on order for p^^^ 206 

Lamps, on proposals for lighting -j^^r^ ^^^^ 227 

Lamps, on proposals for lighting • " • • Tabled 27& 

Lamps, on proposals for lighting Deferred 899 

Lighting streets with oil •, q^^ in 423 

Lighting streets with oil J^(l 547 

Lighting streets with oil • q^^^ ^^ goa 

Lighting streets with oil • Con. in 604 

Lighting streets with oil •■•••; Deferred 603 

Miterial other than gas for lign ting streets loed 9S 

Quarterly report of Gas Inspector, on j,.^^^^ gO^ 

Quarterly report of Gas Inspector, on u; 1^32^ 

Time table for lighting street lamps '^""• 



COMMITTEE ON HARBOR AND BRIDGES. 

Bridge at Egan avenue, on order for construction of Con. m J» 

Bridge over canal at Egan avenue, concerning.... ....;. ■ V< • . g^. 

Stempel, A., on petition of, for permission to erect bridge gate ij-^onmSned 399 

Twenty- second street bridge tender, on pet t on concerning Recommitted 399 

Twenty-second street bridge tender, on petition concerning ■ • • • Con. m b04. 



COMMITTEE ON HEALTH AND COUNTY RELATIONS. 

Brickyard of Moulding & Harland, on petition for removal of RecommUted U 

Brickyard of Moulding & Harland, on petition tor removal of. ^-^^ D^ |^| 

Brickyard of Moulding & Harland, on petition for removal of ^on. m ^|| 

Cattle, on petition concerning Filed 42 

Distillers, on resolution concerning • Deferred 107 

Dunne, W. P., on appointment of Con. in 120 

Dunne, W. P„ on appointment of..... ; p t. aqq 

Health department, on amending ordinance concerning Con in 400 

Milk, on order concerning sale of impure p|^^ 275 

Nuisances, on amending ordinance concerning Recommitted 329 

Nuisances, on amending ordinance concerning S)n in 547 

Nuisances, on amending ordinance concerning p^^ ^^^ 

Nuisances, on amending ordinance concerning p^g^' 5^7 

Nuisances, on amending ordinance concerning j^^^ 5^^ 

Nuisances, on amending ordinance concerning • j^^^ j^ ^ 

Ogden ditch, on resolutions concerning. p, • ^^ 275 

Pound, N. D., on petition for removal of p^^^^ 207 

Scavengers, on ordinance concerning Filed' 223 

Scavengers, on ordinance concerning 



INDEX. XLVII 

COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY. 

PAGE. 

^dams, F., on bill of Pub. 243 

Adams, F., on bill of Con. in 309 

Adams, F., on bill of Reconsidered and Lost 318 

Aldermen, on ordinance fixing salary for Pending 73 

Aldermen, on ordinance fixing salary for Con in 150 

Appointments, on resolution asking Mayor to make Con. in 76 

Appointments, on resolution asking Mayor to make , . . .Con. in 194 

Auctioneers' license, on petition for reduction of Filed 24 

Bathing-houses, on resolution concerning Deferred 579 

Bonfleld, J. F., on appointment of Deferred 107 

Bonfield, J. F,, on appointment of Con. in 120 

Boone, L. D., on claim of , Deferred 194 

Bortham, Thos. H,, on petition of, for compensation Con. in 378 

Bottlers, on ordinance concerning Pub. 238 

Bottlers, on ordinance concerning .'.'.'..*....*. Con. in 285 

Bradbury, C , on petition of, for rebate Con. in 73 

Bridges, on ordinance concerning Pub, 24 

Bridges, on ordinance concerning Filed 40 

Bridewell, on order concerning prisoners at Con. in 73 

Building ordinance, on amending ,', ! .Con. in 503 

Cattle, on repealing ordinance regulating feeding of '. Con. in 73 

Chicago Steam Co., on ordinance concerning Pub. 242 

Chicago Steam Co., on ordinance concerning ...!.. .Laid over 327 

Chicago Steam Co., on ordinance concerning Laid over 337 

Ohicago Steam Co., on ordinance concerning Filed 409 

City Hall, concerning stone for .Con. in 171 

City Hall, on resolution concerning ,".* Con in 242 

City Hall, on communication of Cook County Commissioners in relation'to*. ". '. *. *. '. ". ". '. *. '. .Con! in 242 

City Hall, on validity of contracts for Con. in 242 

City scrip, on ordinance for payment of interest on '. " Pub 193 

City scrip, on ordinance for payment of interest on Laid over 228 

City scrip, on ordinance for payment of interest on Con. in 334 

City scrip, on resolution relative to Deferred 381 

City scrip, on resolution relative to .*. ..*.'.".".*.".'. Filed 567 

Oleaveland, L. D., on official bond of ". ','.'.* *.'.*. Con in 142 

Cole, E. O., on official bond of ..*.'.*...;...*. ...... .Con.' in 142 

Comptroller, on charges against.. . ,' '.'.'.'.. ..'."..".".......Con", in 579 

Contractors' bonds, on ordinance concerning .'.'. ..'.'.*.'. . .'.*..'..,'.'.". .*.' jiid 14 

Contractors' bonds, on ordinance concerning ......'.*.'.*.*.'.**.'.'.'.*'.".'.'.".*.*" .'..'..,!'**'Con. in 73 

Contracts, on ordinance concerning '...'...'.. Con* in 14 

Contracts, on order concerning .......','.'....'......'.'.'... Pub 357 

-Contracts, on order concerning -.........'!...'!!..!!.'."!!.'. Con iii 502 

Corbett, Rev. M. J., on petition of, for cancellation of tax sale V.V.'.V.'.V.'." '.Deferred 359 

Corbett, Rev. M. J., on petition of, for cancellation of tax sale Con. in 503 

Council meetings, on changing hour for Filed 14 

Council meetings, on ordinance concerning '.. [ [ '" p^^b 193 

•Council meetings, on ordinance concerning Con in 226 

Cunningham, Ann, on pe tition of, for compensation '!.'!.*.'.'.'!'"." Con' in ^43 

Dearborn street, on veto of ordinance repealing opening of 'Deferred '78 

Dearborn street, on veto of ordinance repealing opening of Con in 106 

Division street, on petition to open, through Humboldt Park Pub 239 

Division street, on petition to open, through Humboldt Park 6"on in 276 

Elevators, concerning inspection of. # Con' in S59 

Executions, on remitting certain (-.on in 77 

Executions, on remitting certain n^J i„ 73 

Exposition building, on occupancy of ' Con' in 73 

Exposition building, on resolution concerning Con' in 72 

Farwell, John A, on official bond of Con in 142 

Fitzgerald, Dennis, on execution against Con' in 71 

Fuller, R. B., on petition of, for remission of fine ". Con in 71 

FuUerton avenue conduit, on purchasing engines for Con' in ^^78 

■Oage Bros. & Co. , on petition of, for remission of tax '.'. Con in 193 

Gas, on resolution concerning price of. • Con in 194 

Gerrity, J. J., on petition of, for remission of fine Con' in 78 

proves, D. F., on communication from Con in 7^ 

Hoos, John, on petition of Cnn* in qI^ 

Horan, E., on petition of, for remission of a fine .'.■.'.■.'.■;!.■.'.■ .' Con in 7B 

^Zlt v^nwo^ companies to connect lines on Halsted street, oA'orde'r "di'recting ..'.'.'.'. . .Pub. 238 

gsrHi^LTorp^eiftrr^^' '^""^ ^^ ^^^^^^^ «*^^^^' ^^ ^^^^^ •^--^-^ gr ' ^^ ?s 

I. O. R. R. to build depot and fence on Lake Park, 'on alio wing. ■.■.'.'.*. .'.'.'. '.*.'.'. Pub 194 

l' C r' f to hnnn rif ^^* ^""h I^''''^ on Lake Park, on allowinl .Reconimited 224 

T r ^' 5* .° ^^ M^ ^^P^* ^^^ t^^^® ^^ ^^ke Park, on allowing Pub 242 

I.e. R. R. to build depot and fence on Lake Park, on allowin| Con in "84 

T^?''^?''^*''*? f ^*N^^ resolution asking amendment of .^ ! '. ! ! Con S 358 

Inspectors of brick work, on communication concerning Con' iS 580 

Jensen, O.M., on petition of, for remission of fine .^::: ::'.::: Con' S §1 

iolf ^' ?•' '''' petition of, for release from sewer contract Con iU '73 

Kelly, P., on petition of, for balance due on contract .. Con n 579 

Laborers, on resolution to increase pay of "Def e?red 378 



XLVIII INDEX. 

PAGE. 

„ Con. in 504 

Laborers, on resolution to increase pay or. Recommitted 14 

Lake Park, on occupancy of, by B. & ^- J^- ^-v "A ; ; '. ; ; " Con. in 73 

Lauer, Phil., on petition of, lor remission ot tne ^ ^.^^ .^ 242 

Legalservices, on amount paid tor Filed 14 

Licensing street cars, on V-""^ "^^/i^A^.ti'pp •' Con. in 73 

Licensing street cars, on repealing ordinance Con . in 580 

Ligliting streets with oil, on order tor Deferred 107 

Linscott, A. N., on appointment ot. q^^ i^ 120 

Linscott, A. N., on appointment 01 Con. in 142 

Linscott, A. N., on official bond ot p^y^ 78 

Lumber yards, on ordinance concerning Deferred 129 

Lumber yards, on ordinance concerning Deferred 150 

Lumber yards, on ordinance concerning q^^ ^^ 218 

Lumber yards, on ordinance concerning Con. in 78 

Lyman, J. R., on execution against .............. - • • ; ; Deferred 381 

McCaffrey, John, on petition ot, for rebate on tax • Con. in 567 

McCaffrey, John, on petition of, for rebate on tax .^ ^9^ 

Marsh, C;C., on petition of, for remission ot tax Con. in 243 

Mayor, concerning powers of. . ... . . ■■■■ ■■-:•■•■ • • A" ; ' Con. in 78 

Meckel, L. C, for remission of hue, on petition ot ^^^ .^ ^g 

Meyer, M., on petition of, for remission ot fine • ^^^ j^ ^^g 

Militia, on ligh ting armories for . . . .^ . . • y^ • l' " l' .'.'.V Pub. 70 

Minors, on ordinance prohibiting sale of liquoi to _ p .^^^ „g 

Minors, on ordinance prohibiting sale «J l^^^^^^'^^i^Vri'^nce nrohibiting Deferred 71 

•Minors nlavinsf games ot chance m saloons, on ordinance V'^oniuiiLu^ Pa ssed 76 

Minor's ^la^lng fames of chance in fjoon^, on ordinance prohibitmg ...... Passed J6 

Mumbauer, Elizabeth,,on petition of, for damages • ^^^ .^ gg^ 

effierN:cpSro^^^^^^^ :--^z^ 

giS:.ti,T/srsrp'tr5ircS'.t^^^^ 

streets, on remonstrance against Con in 35 

Pfl vino- streets bv private contract, on ordinance tor. ..... ■• p- , „kq 

?SZSrokIr1,onVetitionforamend^^^^^ ;.■ i J. •.•;..•.• .W .•;.•. Oon!'?n 5ol 

Pawnbrokers, on petition tor amending ordinance relating to ^ ^.^^^ ^^^ 

Pound limits, on extending Con. in 378 

Re-districting city for ward purposes, on p^.,!^ ^94 

Scliool corner Wabash and Lda, concerning ^^^^ j^ 222 

School corner Wabash and Eda, concerning j^^^^ ^^ 57^ 

Sievertson, Ella, on petition ot ......... - ••.-•••• Oon. in 194 

Sinai Cong., on petition of, for remission of tax ^^^ .^^ ^j 

Smith, Geo., on remitting fine imposed on .... ••••••;•••, ■;•//. oon. in 215 

Special assessments, on resolution '^^^^^^'^^^'l^ll'^^l^^^: Con. in 450 

Special assessments, on ordinance concerning delinquent p^^^ ^^^ 

Streets, on amending ordinance entitled • ■•• j^-^g^j j^ 

Supplies, on order relative to, for use ot c^^y • • p^^^^ 3^3 

Theaters, on ordinance regulating sale of seats in « ^^^_ .^ 5^^ 

Theaters, on ordinance regulating sale ot seats m Con. in 78 

Vehicles, on order concerning • - • ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ • • • • • '.'.'.'..'.'.'.'. Con. in 73 

Wall, John H., on petition ot, for rena ssion of fine p^^^^ g^g 

Water Department, on ordinance establisnmg • ; ^^^^1 555 

Water Department, on ordinance establishing p^^^^^ ^^q 

Water rates, on reducing • ' ';;;/.".*. .'.Con. in 555 

Water rates, on reducing. Deferred 559 

Water rates, on ordinance establishing qq^_ ^^ ggg 

Water taxes, on ordinance levying.. « • ....Pub. 580 

Weishaar, M. , on petition of, for reliet . ... • • • • • • - ^ -^ 77 

Whitney, O. C, on petition ot, tor relief from bond „ . 233 

Whitney O.C. on petition of for release fr^^^^^^^ •.•.•.•.;.•.•.•.■.•. Com S 73 

Wood, James, on petition ot, for remission of fine 



COMMITTEE ON LICENSES. 

,. Deferred 33 

Noeninger, N., on petition of. j^^^ 108 

Noeninger, N., on petition ot ■ Filed 13 

Pool tables, on repealing ordinance l^^^^nsmg ....._..• .^ .' .' ! ' ' .' .' ! ! ! ! ! ; ! ! Filed 33 

Pool tables, on petition for repeal of ordinance licensing .•••■•• p^^^ ^^ 

Power to license certain vocations, on ^^^ 1^ ^^g 

Power to license certain vocations, on Pub. 602 

Saloons, on petition to have, closed Deferred 33 

Szelmeczka, A., on petition of. • ' ' Q^n. in 48 

Szelmeczka, A. , on petition of .Filed 33 

Tennie, A., on petition ot • .Recommitted 44 

Vehicles, on ordinance concerning 



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XLTX 



COMMITTEE ON LOCAL ASSESSMENTS. 



On petition Mrs. Hugh Maher ±01- cancellation of tax sale Con. in 33 



COMMITTEE ON MARKETS. 



Appointment of John Benzinger, on Deferred 107 

Appointment of John Benzinger, on Con in 120 

Appointment of E. Cole, on ', . . ;;;;. .■.■;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;.VDef erred lo? 

Appointment of E. Cole, on Qon iii 120 

Appointment of Giff & Foster and T. T. Taylor, as weighers . Filed 93 

Appointment of W. S. Sherwood, as weigher Con in 399 

Appointment of Theo. Karls, sealer V... Con in 152 

Market on North avenue, on petition for. Deferred 15 

Market on North avenue, on petition for '. .'. .■.■.■.■.■.'.'. V.V.Recommitted 45 

Market on North avenue, on petition for Deferred 93 

Market on North avenue, on petition for Con in 143 

Sealer of Weigh ts and Measures, on reducing fees of Con* in 40 

Sealing scales, on amending ordinance concerning. '" 'Deferred 93 

Sealing scales, on amending ordinance concerning Con in 143 

Weights and Measures, on amending ordinance concerning.. . Filed 40 

Weights and Measures, on amending ordinance concerning '.'.■■■.■■.■. Recommitted 49 

n eighers, on amending ordinance relating to Deferred 399 

Weighers, on amending ordinance relating to . ' " " " Con. in 567 

Weighers, on petition of ^. Pnif ?qq 

Weighers, on petition of '.'.". '.".'.* '.V '.V.'.V '.' V.V.V.V.'.'.V.'.V.V " V Filed 567 



COMMITTEE ON POLICE. 



Appointment of Jos. H. Dixon Defpvrpd ior 

Ap.pointment of Jos. H. Dixon Cor. in 119 

Appointment of M. C. Hickey DefprrPd lOfi 

Appointment of M. C. Hickey '. F^ed 119 

Appointment of A. N. Linscott hpfprrPd in? 

Appointment of A. N. Linscott ■.■.■;.■;;. Con in 120 

Appointment of V. A. Seavey cnr,' |„ \fi 

Bondof Jos. H. Dixon, on... ^ . Con" S Ul 

Bond of Wm. Schmidt, on Con iS 398 

Greenebaum, M., on communication from Defprred fiOl 

Houses of ill fame, on petition for suppression of '. .■.■.■.■.■.■.■.'.■.■.■.■ ". Con in 205 

Pawnbrokers, on amending ordinance concerning Pub 243 

Pavsrnbrokers, on amending ordinance concerning Con iii 309 

Police, on order fixing salaries of ^ .:..•.■; Con m 601 

Police, on charges against ■TSpVpv;pd r7 

Police, on Charles against ..........■.■.•..'.■.■.■. SeSct Com 137 

Police, on ordinance authorizing appointment of special Pub 398 

PnllppN?^if.'''^'"^''*^^ aiithorizing appointment of special '. .■.■.■.■.■.■.■.'.'.■.■.■.■.■.Vcon. in 405 

Police uniforms, on order concerning Filed 398 

Police, on resolution granting vacations to '.".' '.V. Con in 601 

Minors, on order prohibiting sale of liquor to :;.■ Con S 205 

Second-hand dealers, on order concerning Pub 244 

becond-hand dealers, on order concerning. Filed 3^ 

Sidewalk on N. Halsted street, on resolution concerning ! ! Filld 41 

Streets, on amending ordinance entitled Puh 07 

Streets, on amending ordinance entitled Pnr> in 14.3 

superintendent of Police, on annual report of. ' ^n Pd 33 

Superintendent of Police, on annual report of. Con in fiOl 

Superintendent of Police, on quarterly report of. ... . Fiipd 92 

Superintendent of Police, on quarterly report of Cnn in ^^ 

superintendent of Police, on quarterly report of Con' in Ss 

10 



INDEX 



COMMITTEE ON PRINTING. 

PAGE. 

Deferred 454 

Bids for advertising, on ' ' Oon. in 554 

Bids for advertising, on ' Deferred 481 

Bids for advertising in German, on Qon. in 555 

Bids for advertising in German, on 



COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC BUILDINGS. 

^ ^. ,. Filed 13 

Citv Hall, on constructing foundation ot q^^ i^ 36 

City Hall, concerning superstructure p^^. 36 

City Hall, on stone work of. Deferred 49 

City Hail, on stone work of Deferred 106 

City Hall, on stone work of Laid over 143 

City Hall, on stone work of Con. in 155 

City Hall, on stone work of • Deferred 93 

City Hall, on annulling contracts tor _ .Deferred 147 

City Hall, on annulling contracts for . .Con. in 275 

City Hall, on annulling contract tor .Deferred 275 

City Hall, on changing places for Qon. in 329 

City Hall, on changing places for . . . Deferred 107 

Cleaveland, L. D., on appointment ot Con. in 120 

Cleaveland, L. D., on appointment ot. Piled 93 

Council Chamber, on giving use of, etc. . •••••••,••••/•••;• Con. in 555 

Eberling, P., on petition of, to use wall of engine house • p^^^ 3^6 

Elevators, on ordinance concerning. .Con. in 275 

Ellsworth, N. K., on communication ot . ... •••••.;: •;-f-; ;;;'.;; Con. in 399 

Improvement of West Randolph street, on petition tor j,.^^^ 3^ 

Invitation to visit Rock Spring quarries,, on •;;•;• deferred 275 

Pfeifer, John, on petition of, for remission of fine •••••• Recommitted 334 

Pfeifer, John, on petition of, for remission of fine • Con in. 36, 93, 207, 400, 604 

Reports of Superintendent of Buildings, on ^"V ' j^gferred 42 

Theaters, on ordinance concerning Qon. in 71 

Theaters, on ordinance concerning Deferred 13, 45, 107, 147 

Tilley, Thos., on petition ot • Filed 223 

Tilley, Thos., on petition of - Oon. in 275 

Tilley, Thos., on communication from • • • 



COMMITTEE ON RAILROADS. 

„ Con. in 70 

Chicago & Eastern Illinois R. R. , on petition ot . ..... ;•••••• Vi'* ''"o oon, in 350 

Horse railway s on South Halsted street, concerning connection ot • • g^^ .^ .^gg 

Horse power on Kinzie street, on petition for use Con. in 578 

Locomotives, on order concerning. ' Deferred 70 

Rate of speed, on ordinance regulating Deferred 108 

Rate of speed, on ordinance regulating jiicl. 147 

Rate of speed, on ordinance regulating. ..... ..... ..•■• .-••• • • • • • • ^air^^ank to lay .. Deferred 350 

Railroad track on Nineteenth st., on o^^i^^^^^^^^^^^^J^X'^fi^^ ^ K Fairhank to lay . .Con. in 407 
Railroad track on Nineteenth street, on ordinance authorizing JN. K. u airud fpeferred 350 

BaU.„aat.SSMSwf|Ml= ...X,ete„ea .« 

Chicago Canal and Dock Co. permission to lay 



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LI 



COMMITTEE ON SCHOOLS. 

PAGE. 

Appointment of Geo. B. Armstrong Con. in 120 

Appointment of A. L. Bartlett Deferred 144 

Appointment of A. L. Bartlett Con. in 151 

Appointment of Thos. Brenan , Con. in 120 

Appointment of W. J. English Con. in 120 

Appointment of Jas. Frake Deferred 387 

Appointment of Jas. Frake Con. in 405 

Appointment of E. Frankenthal , Deferred 144 

Appointment of E. Frankenthal Con. in 151 

Appointment of F. C. Hotz, O. S. A. Sprague and W. J. Onahan, Directors of Public 

Library Deferred 387 

Appointment of F. C. Hotz, O. S. A. Sprague and W. J. Onahan, Directors of Public 

Library Con. in 405 

City officers' reports, on ordinance concerning Pub. 387 

City officers' reports, on ordinance concerning Con. in 570 

School site, Bickerdike and Armour, on purchasing Con. in 41 

School site corner Monroe and Morgan, on resolution concerning Con. in 450 

School site in Fifth Ward, on order concerning appropriation for Con. in 265 

School house corner Armour and W. Ohio streets Pub. 80 

School house corner Armour and W. Ohio streets Filed 136 

Schools, concerning Con. in 44 

Schools, concerning primary Con. in 44 

Schools, concerning. Deferred 387 

Schools, concerning Con. in 570 

School at Lawndale, on petition for Filed 581 

School corner "Wallace and Douglas avenue ... Jud. 44 

School corner Wallace and Douglas avenue Con. in 581 

School appropriation, concerning transfer of Con. in 387 



COMMITTEE ON STREETS AND ALLEYS, S. D. 



Advertisements on telegraph poles, on.permitting Excelsior Sign Co. to place Deferred 245 

Advertisements on telegraph poles, on permitting Excelsior Sign Co. to place Con. in 326 

Boulevard on Michigan avenue, on ordinance concerning Pub. 581 

Carpet-cleaning establishment on State street, on petition for removal of Con. in 197 

Chicago City Railway Co., on petition concerning Con. in 83 

Chicago Steam Co., on ordinance concerning Pub. 197 

Chicago Steam Co., on ordinance concerning Con. in 203 

Drains on Thirty-first street, on ordinance for Con. in 298 

Driving hogs on Wallace street, on petition concerning Filed 583 

Filling Deering st. from Thirty -first st. to Lyman St., on ordinance for Con. in 196 

Filling Joseph st. from Archer ave. to C, A. & St. L. R. R., on ordinance for .Con. in 196 

Filling Mary st. from Archer ave. to C, A. & St. L. R. R., on ordinance for Con. in 196 

Garibaldi street, on ordinance changing name of Deferred 25 

Garibaldi street, on ordinance changing name of Recommitted 48 

Garibaldi street, on ordinance changing name of , Con. in 197 

Grades, on communication concerning Con. in 583 

Grade of Fifth avenue, on ordmance establishing Con. in 583 

Horse-railway track on Randolph street, on petition for removal of Deferred 245 

Horse-railway track on Randolph street, on petition for removal of Filed 325 

Lumber yards, on communication concerning Con. in 41 

Opening alley from Twenty-second to Twenty-third between Michigan and Indiana 

avenues, on repealing ordinance for Con. in 40 

Opening alley through to terminus of Vernon avenue, on petition for '. Pub. 391 

Opening alley through to terminus of Vernon avenue, on petition for Con. in 570 

Opening alley from Twenty.third to Twenty-fourth, between Prairie avenue and 

Indiana avenue, on petition to repeal Con. in 582 

Opening alley in Springer's Sub., on petition for Con. in 197 

Opening alley in Springer's Sub. , on petition for Con. in 245 

Opening Butterfield street, on petition for repeal of.... Con. in 583 

Opening Fake street, on petition for Con. in 24 

Openings. La Salle street (Arnold street), on remonstrance .. Con. in 245 

Opening Vernon avenue, on petition for repeal of Con. in 167 

Opening Vernon avenue, on repealing ordinance for Con. in 584 

Paving Archer avenue, on order for Con. in 167 

Paving Central avenue, Randolph street to S. Water, on ordinance for .Con! in 582 

Paving Clark street by private contract, on order for Con in 36 

Paving Clark street from Polk street to Twelfth street, on ordinance for Con. in 80 

Paving Clark street, on amending order for Con in 166 

Paving Eighteenth street, on order for Con' in 167 

Paving Eighteenth street from Wabash to Indiana avenue, on ordinance for Con in 206 



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PAGE. 



paving Fifth ave. from Madison st. to Monroe st by P"yatecontrac on order tor. .Con. m 264 

ptving Fifth avenue from Van Buren street.to Taylor street, on ordinance tor FW gl 

^nvinl Franklin Street, on remonstrance against • •; •"•;•••••: ^ - U?^' ]„ ^f 



^o^rJril T n ^allp 'itreet from Washington street to Van Buren street t^on. in Z4 

Pav SI La lal I stf from Washington st. to Monroe st.. on ordinance for • • -Con ^^ ^H 

PavinI Monroe st. from State st. to Fifth ave., on repealing ordinance "^ Pnn In 127 

llV^l mZvoI st from State st. to Fifth ave., on repealing ordinance wS^^:.]^ ^S 



Paving Monroe st. from State st. to Fittn ave., on r^P^^i^^s "Ah^-;-"-- Deferred 8^ 

PavinI Monroe st. from State st. to Fifth ave. by private contract ron In 130 

?av Si Monroe st. from State st. to Fifth aye. by private contract Defe?red 82 

pIvinS Monroe st. from State st. to Clark st. by private contract "^ poJ in 109 

ptviSI Monroe st. fromState St. to Clark st. by private contract Con. m lOJ 

laviSl Monroe st. from Clark st. to Fifth aye. by private contract Con. m 165 

Paving Monroe street, on remonstrance against %•.••••>••• Hon' in 81 

Paving Pacific ave. from Polk st. to Taylor St., on ordinance for ijpAoWsidSred 84 

f IS Z'^l It ^ SS fi To lit »VH?S/Sn^ei,--onoMerio.;-;.-.& I 

Pavin^ Sherman street, on remonstrance against • ^^"- "^ ^^' 

Pav nS ThfJtTflrst St., State to L. S. & M. S. R. R., on ordinance tor Con iS 583 

Pav Sg Twentieth st. from State st. to Archer ave., on ordinance for Con. in 583 

pIvSS Washington st. from Clark st. to Dearborn st , on ordinance for Con. m 19b 

Pav Sg interslction Madison and Dearborn street, on order tor . -^ offe^red 82 

Pavin- intersection of Dearborn and Washington street on petition tor. ^ Pon in 136 

Paving intersection of Dearborn and Washington street, on petition tor Com m 136 

Paving streets, on material tor '.'.".'.'.Tabled 136 

Pavina: streets, on material tor ■/•'%: T>f.fpvrpfl 197 

?oumf nmits in Fifth ward, on petition tbr extending ^^^Fuld 223 

Pound limits in Fifth ward, on petition for extendmg • *^"ea ^^^ 

Pound limits, on petition for extending. p^ 245 

Railroad track on Clark street on removal of • .'Tabled 333 

Railroad track on Clark street, on removal ot Recommitted 592 

Railroad track on Clark street on removal of Con. in 82 

Repair Wabash avenue, on order to • • ;;;;;;;Deferred 584 

Repair Twenty-second street, on order to .Con. in 25 

Sewer on Wallace street, concerning • ■ • - • pnea 14 

W^lZili SS ^lS;:rs!^CmX1SinThr,^?S T^LtieVi-si;,^„- ordinance iov/.-.faon. ,n |9 

IdlwS Z oSttafeGm™"™. from Twelty.second to Twenty-nmth St., ^^ .^ ^ 

Sidewat.oS-^SS^stfl,mJK^eentV^ixteen^^ S 3|« 



lldlwS oS Fifth ave. from Van Buren to Taylor St., on ordinance tor. Con. m 390 

Sidewalk on Franklin street, concerning • • •'• Don in 389 

^Iwalk on Grove st. from Eighteenth st. to Stewart ave • • • ^o^- ™ ^°^ 

IS ilSatV^S^T^'^elVy^^^^^^^ 

iiisssjiiisipss-:|li 

sSlwalk on McGregor st. from Sanger st. east, on ordinance for^ -^: — - -f- ; ; ; ; ; [^Z. IS 388 

Sidewalk on Mary st. from Hickory st. to C, A. & St. L. K. R., on oroinauoe iui 

I dewalk on Mo/roest. from State st. ^o jmhave. on ordman^ - gS 

iiililgliiliSjSS~iS;:;ili 

Sidewalk on South Park avenue, on resolution tor ; • • • 



INDEX. LIII 

PAGE. 

Sidewalk on State st. from Twenty-second to Twenty-ninth St., on ordinance tor. . .Con. in 388 

Sidewalk on State st. from Douglas ave. to Egan ave., on ordinance for Con. in 388 

Sidewalk on Stubbs st. from Thirty-third st. to Douglas ave Con. in 388 

Sidewalk on Thirty-first st. from State st. to Lake Park ave., on ordinance for Con. in 81 

Sidewalk on Thirty-flirst st. from Ashland ave. to Lincoln st., on ordinance for Con. in 390 

Sidewalk on Thirty-third st. from Indiana ave. to South Park ave., on ordinance for. Con. in 81 

Sidewalk on Twentieth st. from Indiana ave. to Prairie ave., on ordinance for Con. in 388 

Sidewalk on Twenty-seventh st. from Qarry st. to Lime st., on ordinance for Con. in 388 

Sidewalk on Twenty-ninth st. from Dashiel ave. to Halsted st., on ordinance for Con. in 567 

Sidewalk on Ullman st. from Thirty-first st. to Springer ave., on ordinance for Con. in 389 

Sidewalk on Ullman St. from Thirty-second st. to Douglas ave., on ordinance for Con. in 389 

Sidewalk on Vernon avenue, on resolution for Con. in 196 

Sidewalk on Wentworth ave., Twenty-second to Twenty-ninth, on ordinance for. . .Con. in 388 

Sidewalk on Wentworth avenue, on petition for Con. in 583 

Signs, on resolution concerning Con. in 325 

Tucker, W. F., on petition of, for rebate Deferred 245 

Tucker, W. F., on petition of, for rebate Filed 309 

Vacating alley in Walker Bros. Add. , on ordinance Pub. 390 

Vacating alley in Walker Bros. Add., on ordinance Filed 570 

Vacate alley in block 13, South Branch Add., on petition to Deferred 391 

Vacate alley in block 13, South Branch Add., on petition to Con. in 570 

Water pipe on Eighteenth st. from Wabash ave. to Indiana ave., on ordinance for.. .Con. in 168 

Water service pipe on Fifth ave., from Madison to Monroe st., on ordinance for Con. in 298 

Water service pipe on Thirty-flrst st. from State st. to L. S. & M. S. E. R., on 

ordinance for Con. in 298 

Water service pipe on Wentworth ave. from Twenty-second to Twenty- 
ninth St., on ordinance for Con. in 50 

Water main on W. Lake street, on order for p. w. 171 

Widening Douglas ave. from Indiana ave. to South Park ave., on ordinance for Con. in 583 

Widening Farrell street, on petition for repeal of Con. in 82 

Widening Farrell street, on petition for repeal of Deferred 245 

Widening Farrell street, on petition for repeal of Recommitted 309 

Widening Farrell street, on petition for repeal of Pub. 390 

Widening Farrell street, on petition for repeal of Con. in 570 

Widening State street, on petition for repeal of Con. in 390 

Widening State st. from Twelfth to Thirty-ninth St., on petition for .Con. in 390 

Widening State st. from Twelfth st, to Egan ave., on ordinance Deferred 502 

Widening Thirty-flrst st. from Halsted to Laurel St., on petition for repeal of Deferred 198 

Widening Thirty-flrst st. from Halsted to Laurel st., on petition for repeal of Pub. 224 

Widening Thirty-flrst st. from Halsted to Laurel St., on petition for repeal of Con. in 276 



COMMITTEE ON STREETS AND ALLEYS, NORTH DIVISION. 

Chicago and Milwaukee Telegraph Co., on ordinance concerning Deferred 248 

Chicago and Milwaukee Telegraph Co., on ordinance concerning Filed 327 

Cindering alley in Butterfield's Add., on ordinance Con. in 84 

Division street, concerning improvement of Con. in 309 

Fabius street, on changing name of " ! !con; in 198 

Filling Stine st. from Division to Banks St., on ordinance for Recommitted 584 

Filling Twomey street, on order for Con in 249 

Filling Walton place from Rush to Pine st. , on ordinance for V. . Con.* in 266 

Grade on Lincoln avenue, on petition to change Con. in 170 

Grades on streets in North Division, on ordinance fixing .Con.' in 38 

Grades of streets between JST. Clark st. and Lincoln Park, on ordinance concerning. . . .Pub 584 

Improvement of Cly bourn place, on petition for Pub. 84 

Improvement of Clybourn place, on petition for Con. in 129 

Improvement of Pine street, on petition for Con in 171 

Improvement of Walton place, on petition for " ' Con in 84 

Opening alley B. 2, Sheffield's Add., on ordinance '... .'.. Con.' in 15 

Opening Lane place, on remonstrance against Con in 391 

Opening Lane place, on remonstrance against Con. in 584 

Opening White street, on remonstrance against Con in 248 

Opening White street, on repealing ordinance for Recommitted 391 

Opening White street, on repealing ordinance for Pub 585 

Pavmg Bremer st. from Chicago ave. to Oak st., on ordinance for .'.' Con iii 25 

Paving Division St., on petition for repeal of ordinance for Con in 110 

Pavmg Division St., on petition for repeal of ordinance for Pub 249 

Pavmg Division st. from N. Clark st. to river, on ordinance for Con. in 393 

Paving Halsted st. from Clybourn ave. to Sophia st., on ordinance for Con. in 50 

Paving Halsted st. from Division st. to Clybourn ave., on ordinance for Con. in 294 

Paving Lincoln ave. from Wells st. to Center ave., on order for Con in 170 

Paving Michigan street, on Oon in 161 

Paving Michigan St. from Clark to Kingsbury st., on petition for ...'. '.'..'.'.'.'. .'.'.'.'.Con! in •'>48 

Paving Michigan st. from Clark to Kingsbury st., on petition for Reconsidered 249 

Pavmg Michigan st. from Clark to Kingsbury St., on petition for Recommitted 276 



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PAGE. 

Paving Michigan st. from Clark to Kingsbury st., on ordi_nance tor. Con. in 29S 

pJJSfMSigan St. from Wells st. to Kingsbury on ordinance for Con. n 392 

Paving North ave. from Clark st. to river, on ordinance tor Con iS 391 

Paving Stine street, on petition for. . . ... •••••••• qo„; j^ 391 

PavinI N. Wells street, on remonstrance against Pub 198 

Removal of market on N. Wells st., on petition for 6on i?i 224 

Removal of market on N.Wells St., on petition for oSn S 224 

Repair Sangamon street, on order to. . . ••••••••• ; ; . .Filed 84 

Sewer on Lincoln street, on petition concerning p ^ ^^^ 

liTewVlk ?n Sfstf t^fm D^^^^^^^ 

? rtPwalk on Clark st from North ave. to Fullerton ave., on ordinance for Con. m 392 

I dlwa k oS Erte st from Clark St. to river, on petition for repeal of ordmance tor. . Con. m 85 

Sidewalk on Erie st. from river to La Salle st., on ordinance for Con. m ^z 

SidlwalkSS Franklin St. from Ontario st. to Chicago ave., on ordinance tor Con. n 892 

Sdl walk on Granger st. from Sedgwick to N. Wells st., on ordinance for ron" S 392 

I dlwaik oS Illinois st. from Kingsbury to St. Clair st on ordinance for ^- - - g^^^jeg 111 

Sidewalk space on Indiana street, on petition to change Kecommme^ ^i 

^iriPwflik sriaceon Indiana street, on petition to change ••••• ^011. m ^oi 

I dlwSlk on Ma?ket st t^om Schiller st. to North ave., on ordinance for Con. m 84 

Sidewalk on Sheffield ave., on remonstrance against Con in 570 

Sifipwalk on Sheffield ave., on remonstrance against • • ^""- 1" "^^ 

I dlwalk II St. Ola r st. from Michigan to Superior st., on ordinance tor Con. in 84 

Sidlwalk Sn Wesson st. from Chicago ave. to Oak st., on ordinance for gon iS 39? 



COMMITTEE ON STREETS AND ALLEYS, WEST DIVISION. 

Alley south of.Madison St. between Hoyne and Leavitt s*- ^^ P®*\"^^^^;''; p. w. 171 

Bridge ovefan?y iS^jShnston'& Lee'sAdd'.,' on order for ^^vuh SI 

Br dgl Sver alley in Johnston & Lee's Add., on estimate tor ^- Pub 252 

Bridge over alley in Johnston & Lee's Add., on estimate tor Con. in ^ 

Bridle gate at rfalsted st. bridge., on order concerning ^on. in iuu 

oSle on Polk street, on ordinance P^o^^^.^trng driving • • -^^^^^ ^00 

Cattle on sidewalks, on ordinance prohibiting dr v ng 

Cattle on sidewalks, on ordinance prohibiting driving Con in 250 

Cindering Elston avenue, on repealing ordinance tor P W 168 

Cindering Elston avenue, on repealing ordinance for ^^^^^^ ^g» 

Drains on Carpenter street, on ordinance tor Con. in 592 

Drains on Center avenue, on ordinance tor ••. • p, . -,„q 

F 11 SI Idaho St. from W. Polk to W. Taylor St., on ordinance tor Con. n 168 

F 11 n| IrvTg ave. from W. Polk to W. Taylor st., on ordinance for gon. n 169 

tAuw^% T aflin st from W. Twelfth to Kansas st., on ordinance for ^on. m iw 

I ng Leavitt st!SSm Jackson to Van Buren st on ordinance for Son \S IS 

^ 1 Inff Oaklev ave. from W. Polk to W. Taylor St., on ordmance tor - J^on. m iw 

li SI ThTrL^eSIh place from Ashland ave. to Paulina st on ordinance for Con. n 169 

^nii^l Tomnkins st from W. Polk to W. Taylor st., on ordinance for Con. in ao 

luHnf S^lanMng W^wenty-second st. Irom Morgan St. to Center ave., ^^^ .^ ^^^ 

Fillino- van Sm-en s^.'tYom'western ave.- to banipbeil- ave.', on oVdmance for Con. in 168 

Horse^iSway on W. Madison st. from Rockwell st. to Central Park, on ordi- ^^^^ ^^ 

Horse railway on W.Madison-s{: from Rockweiist " to' Central- Park,' on ordi- ^^^ .^ ^^ 

Worse railwav on W.Tweifth st! and Randolph st.,' on ordinance extending -Piib. 146 

Improvement of Center aye., on order concerning. • • ^ ^ 252 

Improvement of Elizabeth st., on petition concerning ^^^ ^^ 395 

Improvement of Elston ave., on petition tor. ^^^ ^^ 293 

Improvement of Ogden ave. , on order tor ; ^^^^^ -^^^ ggg 

Improvement of Robey st., on assessment *o;-4^;,p ••-•»._,;• "^ .".'.'.'/.'... Con. in 394 

Lumber, on petition for permission to pile, in McConneii s buD 



INDEX. 



LV 



Macadamize Paulina St., on order to Con. in ."/);} 

Macadamize Western ave. from Lake st. to Indiana st., on ordinance to Filed 168 

Mason's slip, on petition concerning Deferred 72 

Mason's slip, on petition concerning Con. in 105 

Northwestern Plank road, on report concerning Con. in 393 

Opening alley in Brand's Add., on repealing ordinance for Con. in 395 

Opening Congress St., on repealing ordinance for Con. in 263 

Opening Congress St., on petition for repeal of ordinance Deferred 329 

Opening Congress st., on petition for repeal of ordinance Recommitted 337 

Opening Congress St., on petition for repeal of ordinance Deferred 394 

Opening Congress st., on petition for repeal of ordinance Con. in 567 

Opening Division st. through Humboldt Park, on petition for Pub. 86 

Opening Division st. through Humboldt Park, on petition for Jud. 137 

Opening Fisk st. from Lumber st. to river, on ordinance Con. in 87 

Opening Hamilton ave., on order concerning Con. in 40 

Opening Johnson place, on order concerning Con. in 593 

Opening Morgan st . from Lumber st . to river, on ordinance for Deferred 72 

Opening Morgan st. from Lumber st. to river, on ordinance for Filed 108 

Opening Morgan st. to Milwaukee ave., on Recommitted 231 

Opening Morgan st. to Milwaukee ave., on Deferred 251 

Opening Morgan st. to Milwaukee ave., on Recommitted 256 

Opening Morgan st. to Milwaukee ave., on Pub. 398 

Opening Morgan st. to Milwaukee ave Law Dep't 548 

Opening Morgan st. to Milwaukee ave Deferred 593 

Opening Nutt ct., on ordinance Con. in 87 

Opening Seymour st. , on petition for repeal of ordinance Recommitted 843 

Opening Seymour St., on petition for repeal of ordinance Law Dep't 397 

Opening W\ Twentieth st. through Johnston & Lee's Add., on petition for Con. in 593 

Opening "Winchester ave. from Harrison st. to Ogden ave., on petition for 

repeal of ordinance Pub. 169 

Opening Winchester ave, on repealing ordinance for Recommitted 224 

Opening Winchester ave., on repealing ordinance for. Deferred 256 

Opening Winchester ave., on repealing ordinance for Recommitted 263 

Opening Winchester ave., on repealing ordinance for Deferred 397 

Opening Winchester ave., on repealing ordinance for Filed 546 

Planking Ashland ave. from Twenty-second st. to river, on ordinance for Con. in 199 

Paving Ashland ave from Lake st. to Chicago ave., on ordinance for Con. in 394 

Paving Canal st. from Lake to Madison st. , on ordinance for Con. in 35 

Paving Canal st from Lake to Madison st., on ordinance for Con. in 37 

Paving Carpenter St., on petition concerning Con. in 200 

Paving Center ave. from Blue Island ave. to Twenty-second St., on order 

concerning Con. in 593 

Paving Desplains St., on order concerning Con. in 394 

Paving Desplaines st. from Madison to Fulton St., on ordinance for Con. in 592 

Paving Halsted st. in Carpenter's Add., on ordinance for Con. in 87 

Paving Halsted st. from Madison to Harrison St., on ordinance for Con. in 394 

Paving Halsted st. from Randolph to Lydia st, on ordinance for Con. in 395 

Paving Lake st. from Canal st. to St. Johns place, on ordinance for Con. in 394 

Paving Lincoln st. from Adams to Jackson St., on Con. in 26 

Paving Lincoln st. from Adams to Jackson St., on ordinance for Con. in 87 

Paving Monroe st. from Loomis st. to Ashland ave., on ordinance for Con. in 86 

Paving Randolph st. from Desplaines st. to river, on ordinance for Con. in 299 

Paving Sheldon st. from Madison to Randolph st., on order for P. W. 168 

Paving Union st. from Washington to Wayman St., on ordinance Con. in 394 

Racing on streets, on resolution concerning Con. in 200 

Repair W. Chicago ave., on order to Con. in. 200 

Repair W. Madison St., on order to Con. in 252 

Repair Sangamon St., on order to Deferred 199 

Repair Sangamon St., on order to Con. in 224 

Repair Washington St., on order to Con. in 393 

Sewer on Augusta and Lincoln sts., on petition for Con. in 394 

Sewer on Bryan place, on petition for *. Con. in 395 

Sewer on Cleaver St., on order for Filed 393 

Sewers in Fourteenth Ward, on order for Con. in 200 

Sewer on Nineteenth st., on petition for Con. in 200 

Sewer on Noble St., on order for , ., Con. in 394 

Sewers in Sixth Ward, on resolution for Con. in 593 

Sidewalk on Ada st. from Randolph to Hubbard st., on ordinance for Con. in 396 

Sidewalk on Albany ave. from Jackson to Van Buren st., on ordinance for Con. in 85 

Sidewalk on Albany ave. from Jackson to Van Buren St., on ordinance for Con. in ]98 

Sidewalk on Albany ave. from Madison to Fulton St., on ordinance for Con. in 396 

Sidewalk on Ashland ave. from Lake st. to Bloomingdale road, on ordinance for Con. in 199 

Sidewalk on Ashland ave. from Madison to Van Buren St., on ordinance for Con. in 396 

Sidewalk on Blanche st., on order for Con. in 394 

Sidewalk on Carpenter st. from Washington st. to W. Chicago ave., on ordi- 
nance for Con. in 396 

Sidewalk on Central Park ave. from Indiana to Huron st., on ordinance for Con. in 199 

Sidewalk on Curtis st. from Washington to Erie St., on ordinance for Con. in 396 

Sidewalk on Eighteenth st. from Ashland ave. to Paulina st., on ordinance for Con. in 26 

Sidewalk on Elston eve. from Milwaukee ave, to W. North ave., on ordinance for. ..Con. in 262 

Sidewalk on Fifteenth st. from Morgan to Wood st., on ordinance for Con. in 199 

Sidewalk on Flournoy st. from Rockwell st. to California ave., on ordinance for Con. in 26 

Sidewalk on Fourteenth st. from Western ave. to Rockwell St., on ordinance for. . . .Con. in 85 



LVI INDEX. 

PAGE, 

Sidewalk on Francisco st. from Washington to Madison st., on ordinance for Con.^ 396 

Sidewalk in front of 227 N. Halsted st., on petition for . . . . . ,. Po; iri 39S 

Sidewalk on Halsted st. from Madison to Fulton St., on ordinance tor.. ....... Con. m 39t. 

lidlwtlk on Henry st. from Blue Island aye. to its eastern terminus, on ^^^ ..^ ^^^ 

ordinance for. -.- ■ • q^^ \y^ ^^99 

iSlk oS HSynta?e.'ffoS S^^^^^ 

I dlwa k oS Hoyne aye from Ambrose st. to Blue Island aye., on ordinance for .Oon. in 396 

lidlwa k Z HuKrd St. from Halsted st. to Western aye. on ordinance for Con. m 251 

^ dPwa k on Jackson St. from Clinton to Halsted st., on ordinance for,. . Con. m iy« 

I dlwall on jSson St. from Halsted st. to Ashland aye., on ordinance for Oon. n 199 

Sidewalk on Jackson st. from Francisco to Nassau st., on ordinance for. Con. m d97 

Sidlwalk on Laflin st. from Madison to Twenty-second St., on ordinance tor Con. n 198 

Sidewalk on Leayitt st. from Warren aye. to Madison St., on order tor . . Con. n 395 

S dlwalk on Ogden aye. from Warren aye. to Adams St., on ordinance for .Con. m 397 

^idpwJlk on Park aye. from Leavitt to Rockwell st., on ordinance for . . Con. m 395 

lldlwalk Z Silinlst. from Harrison st. to Chicago aye., on ordinance for Con. in 251 

S dewalk on Robey st. from Madison to Harrison st., on ordinance for Con. n 251 

S de walk on Robey st. from Bryan to Eyergreen st., on order f or po?,' \n 85 

^i^Pwalk on Rockwell st. from Lake to Fulton St., on ordinance for ... Con. n »» 

I dewS oS SeySfr St. from Hubbard st. to Grand aye. on ordinance for Con. n 199 

Sidewalk on Seymour st., on order concerning assessment for. Con. m dy/ 

Sidewalk on Twenty-sixth St., on repealing ordinance for. ........ -^ • . • ^on. m o^ 

i isss^eb^^ssi^st^^s^^^ 

^^z^^^^e'^^s?::^?^^-':'^^^^ 2::: 

Sidewalk onTfllox'^s^'SmCa^ftbVniaa^ 

Tompkins st. , on ordinance changing name of • • • -Recommitted 393 

Vacating alley m O'Neill s Add ....Filed 592 

Vacating alley in O'Neill s Add ••••••• P^^la. 393 

Vacating alley in block ^0. W. ^ Sec. 21. .■.■.■.■.■.■.■.■.■.Con. in 567 

Vacating alley in block 40, W. >^ Sec. 21 ..Con. in 171 

Vacating Lumber St., on ordinance • • • • -•••y'''L ''!■ r<on in 395 

Viaduct on Halsted st. and W. Chicago aye., on estimate of cost of Deferred 394 

Viaduct on Center aye., on order for ^^^^^ ^^ ggj 

Viaduct on Center aye. , on order tor ; • • • V 'Deferred 137 

Viaduct on Eighteenth st., concerning approaches to Deferred 393 

Viaduct on Harrison St., on petition tor • • • j)eferred 393 

Viaduct on Lake St., on order tor q^j^ ^^ 557 

Viaduct on Lake st., on order for. • . .Con. in 567 

Viaduct on Washington St., on petition tor. ......... ... - - -^ • ••:■.■■- -^ ' • _; ' ' ' 

Water service pipes on Ashland aye. from Lake st. to Chicago aye., on ^.^^^ ^^^ 

water sery7c?p?pes%T6arpenterst: from Wasto^^ ' ...Con. in 26 

water sery'iSr^ipe's on CenVer'ayeV from' Blue' -island -aye.- to wVt ^^^ .^ ^^^ 

Waterser^pJSo^^SSS^stt^Madison-to-R^^^^ 3, 

Widening W^^Efghteenth sV.; on petition ib'rrepeai of (Ordinance for P^ W 33 

Widening W. Eighteenth st. , on repealing ordinance tor Con in 184 

W den ngW. Eighteenth St., on repealing ordinance tor ■■■■■■■■-r.-:-^- ^^^' '^ '''* 

WideSiSg W. Madison st. from California aye. to city limits, on petition for ^^^^ .^ ^^^ 

Widening ^fi^^s^S CaUforn^a aVe. tVcent^l^a^, Vn petition fbr" :: . . .Ccm^ 593 

Widening W. Twenty-second St., on remonstrance agamst ■^}^^- ^ 

WidSgW.Twenty-second St., on remonstrance against ± ilea &b/ 



COMMITTEE ON WHARVES AND PUBLIC GROUNDS. 

Deferred 601 

Fences around Union and Jefferson Parks, on order for removal ot 



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LVII 



COMPTROLLER. 

PAGE. 

Aldermen delinquent in water tax Filed 5 

Annual report Filed 578 

Bids for city printing Finance & Printing 117 

Bids for city printing Printing 353 

Bids for lighting city with oil Deferred 377 

Bond of City Collector Jud. 35 

Cancellation of tax certificates Jud. 333 

Claim of city on lot owned by Mrs. E. J. Loomis Finance 261 

Durand, J. M., on offer of, to settle mortgage Jud. 501 

Engine house sites Finance 597 

Estimate of expenses for 1879 Pub. & Finance 361 

Gas, amount paid for. . . : Filed 241 

Lafl in, M., on releasing claim of city against Con. in 132 

Legal services, amount paid for extra Pub. & Jud. 190 

Legal services, covering bill for extra , Jud. 234 

Licensing certain vocations Pub. 182 

Mortgage on block 30, Carpenter's Add ; Finance 3 

Opening Winchester ave S. & A. W. L> 321 

Rebates on saloon licenses Con. in 134 

Report for April Pub. 17 

Report for April Filed 21 

Report for May Filed 75 

Report for June Filed 138 

Report for July Filed 165 

Report for August Filed 216 

Report for September Filed 234 

Report for October Finance 282 

Report for November Finance 321 

Report for December Finance 377 

Report for January Pub. & Filed 449 

Report for February Pub. & Finance 553 

Salaries of officials Finance 254 

School fund, amount to credit of Schools 182 

Special assessments, on order to purchase delinquent Jud. 202 



COUNCIL. 



Standing committees 2 

Rules '''........ 2 

Rules 3 

g^ies !";::::::::!:.::::.v.v;;;;;;;.;;;;;;;;;;;;;.;.pub: & 

Rules •.•■•..•. Adopted 29 

Sergeant-at-Arms, election of f 82 



COUNCIL MEETINGS. 



Regular, April 29, 1878 i 

Regular, May 6, 1878 '.".'.'.'.. 4 

Adjourned, May 9, 1878 lo 

Regular, May 13, 1878 17 

Special, May 17, 1878 oi 

Regular, May 20, 1878 97 

Regular, May 27, 1878 it 

Special, May 31, 1878 ".■ 75 

Regular, June 3, 1878 .■■/■... I7 

11 



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PAGE. 

51 

Special, June 6, 1878 55 

Regular, June 10, 1878 Y5 

Regular, June 17, 1878 yg 

Adjourned, June 19, 1878 gg 

Regular, June 24, 1878 -.ai 

Special, June 28, 1878 105 

Regular, July 1, 1878. 113 

Special, July 5, 1878 ^\j 

Regular, July 8, 1878 .-1^25 

Regular, July 15, 1878 1^29 

Adjourned, July 18, 1878 -loq 

Regular, July 22, 1878 ' ' ' 141 

Regular, July 29, 1878 ^45 

Regular, August 5, 1878 153 

Regular, August 12, 1878 igl 

Adjourned, August 15, 1878 -,65 

Regular, August 19, 1878 I7y 

Adjourned, August 22, 1878 Ign 

Regular, August 26, 1878 • ^gg 

Regular, Septem ber 2, 1878 201 

Regular, September 9, 1878 2is 

Regular, September 16, 1878 221 

Regular, SeptembeV 23, 1878 22^ 

Regular, September 30, 1878 233 

Regular, October 7, 1878 241 

Regular, Octo i ler 14, 1878 25^ 

Regular, October 21, 1878 • • • ' 261 

Regular, October 28, 1878 269 

Regular, November 4, 1878 *^ 273 

Adjourned, November 8, 1878 281 

, Regular, November 11, 1878 289 

Regular, November 18, 1878 293 

Adjourned, November 22, 1878 • 297 

Regular, November 25, 1878 • 305 

Regular, December 2, 1878 313 

Regular, December 9, 1878 321 

Regular, December 16, 1878 325 

Regular, December 23, 1878 • 333 

Regular, December 30, 1878 3^1 

Regular, January 6, 1879 • 345 

Regular, January 13, 1879 • 353 

Regular, January 20, 1879 361 

Regular, January 27, 1879 • • 3g5 

Special, February 1, 1879 402 

Regular, February 3, 1879 404 

Regular, February 10, 1879 409 

Adjourned, February 13, 1879 ' " 4^3 

Regular, February 17, 1879 429 

Adjourned, February 18, 1879 ' " " 433 

Adjourned, February 19, 1879 437 

Adjourned, February 20, 1879 • 441 

Adjourned, February 21, 1879 445 

Adjourned, February 22, 1879 449 

Regular, February 24, 1879 457 

Adjourned, February 25, 1879 46i 

Adjourned, February 26, 1879 465 

Adjourned, February 27, 1879 469 

Adjourned, February 28, 1879 • 473 

Adjourned, March 1, 1879 477 

Regular, March 3, 1879 • 4g5 

Adjourned, March 4, 1879 '"489 

Adjourned, March 5, 1879 493 

Adjourned, March 6, 1879 497 

Special, March 8, 1879 501 

Regular, March 10, 1879 505 

Adjourned, March 11, 1879 509 

Adjourned, March 12, 1879 52i 

Regular, March 17, 1879 505 

Adjourned, March 18, 1879 • 5g7 

Regular, March 24, 1879 545 

Adjourned, March 26, 1879 549 

Regular, March 31, 1879 553 

Adjourned, April 4, 1879 . 557 

Regular, April 7, 1879 ; " 559 

Adjourned, April 10, 1879 573 

Regular, April 14, 1879 • 577 

Special, April 17, 1879 539 

Special, April 21, 1879 597 

Regular, April 21, 1879 601 

Adjourned, April 22, 1879 • 



INDEX. 



LTX 



COUNSEL TO THE CORPORATION. 



Light streets with oil, on power of Council to G. L. 323 

Opening Morgan St., concerning ordinance for S. & A W D 221 

Opening W. Twelfth St., on repealing ordinance for '. ' jud. 479 

Opening Lane place, on repealing ordinance for Pub! 424 



DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS. 



Alley from Leavitt to Hoyne St., between Madison st. and Warren ave., 

concerning S. & A. W. D. 234 

Bridge over alley in Johnston & Lee's Add S & A W D '>21 

nl^^ Sii' ""^^'^^ ''^.f-^''*^^^'^ ^*''' ■ "V. Pub. & Filed 55 

City Hall, stone cutting for Filed 604 

Dredging river, asking appropriation for ' " Deferred -i'lO 

Dreyer, E. S., on claim of . -Ueterred 450 

Dreyer, E. S., on claim of V.V.V '. '.'.'. *S & a! N J) 48 

Grades of streets in North Division [ s' & 1 N* D "° 

Horse railway companies paving with cobble stones. . . . .* .*.*'.'.".'.','.".'.".".'.'.'.'.'.'.*. .'.'.'.' ' Sel' Com' 

Northwestern Plank Road, concerning S &A W d' 

Opening Thirty-eighth st. from State to Indiana St., on petition for.*.*.".' S & A N d' 



Paving Eighteenth st. by private contract, on order for S & A s" D* 

Paving Halsted st. by private contract, on " V. .V. V.V.V.'. .* . . Con. in 



47 
118 
141 
256 
190 



75 

273 

6 

118 

Paving intersection of Market and Lake ^ts."," on .VV .'.".*.". V. V. " '. Con in 117 

Paving Michigan St., on remonstrance against S&AN'd 190 

Paving Monroe St., on annulling assessment for S & A s' D* 

Paving Monroe St., on petition for repeal of ordinance for " ' "s* & A s' d" 

Paving Monroe st. by private contract, on s" & a' ^' D* 

Paving Randolph st. by private contract S & A W r>' 

Paving Randolph st. by private contract, on « & a V T)' 

Paving Randolph st., on order for ' S* & a' s D* gqi 

Paving T w enty-seventh st. by private contract '.'.'..'.'.".'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.[ Con hi 7^ 

Pumping machinery, need of new DeferrPd isn 

Pumpingmachinery, need of new . wutd ^7 

Railroad tracks on Halsted st., concerning. ... V t? oon 

Sewers constructed in 1877 |r{if^ {i 

Sewer on Kedzie ave. and Central Park ave., estimate of cost of.'.*. .'.'.■.'.■.■.'.■.■ '.'.' ' ' " 'Deferred 479 

Sewer on Robey st. and North ave., estimate of cost of S «& A W D 502 

Street cleaning and repair account ' p'^h' ^ ^p1 Onrn* ^^1 

Tonapkins St., on changing name of ..V.V. ... :;.■.■;:; s & A 'w D 3 

V laduct on Sangamon st., estimate of cost of >^. «, ^. v . x/. o 

Viaduct on Sangamon St., estimate of cost of '.'.■. Filpd 'iO^ 

Viaducts, estimate of cost of raising buildings at P„h 425 

Water service pipes corner Clark and Taylor sts ' ' "Filed 226 



DIRECTORS OF PUBLIC LIBRARY. 



Sixth annual report, 



.Filed 68 



LX INDEX 



ELECTIONS. 



PAGE. 
153 

Aid. Gilbert as Mayor pro tern. .... .... . . ..... .-••••• • • • • • • • 605 

City officers elected at general election held April 1,1879.... 



ESTIMATES OF COST OF IMPROVEMENTS. 

LAMP POSTS. 

Dayton st. from Center to Sophia st • ■ • ASSroved 308 

Dearborn St. from Foiirteentfi St. to Archer ave IS^rovId 301 

Halsted St. from canal bridge to North ave ISSroved 308 

Hinman St. from Ashland ave. to Robeyst IXoved 216 

Hurlbiit St. from Olybourn ave. to Sigel st iKved 308 

Kansas st. from Throop to Laflm st. Approved 75 

Kinzie St. from Kingsbury St. to the river ^ Approved 284 

Larrabee St. from Belden ave. to Fullerton ave A?Sroved 216 

Madison st. from Canal to Union st f^" , ^,^ 

Milwaukee ave. from Lake to Fult( 
Nebraska st. from Throop to Laflin 

SInJolph St. from Halsted to W. Water st l^^roled Tie 

Sixteenth St. from State to Dearborn st Approved 6 

South Park boulevard from Douglas ave. south .^.. Approved 216 

Thirty-fourth St. from Wabash ave. to Indiana ave... ISSroved 300 

Van Buren St. from Western ave. to Campbell ave iKved 284 

Websterave. from Racine ave. to Olybourn ave ■ tSSroved 136 



Madison st. trom uanai to u iuuli ==•;••••• Approved 216 

Milwaukee ave. from Lake to Fulton st /.•.Improved 308 

Nebraska st. from Throop to Laflm^st.^. gj.;;;;-;;- •••••;;;;;;;.•;;;;;.•.•;.•;;.■.■ Approved 301 



PRIVATE DRAINS. 

68 



Carpenter St. from Washington to Fulton st "■ipSrovld 

Halsted st. from North ave. to Belden ave. i^pproveu 

Thirty-first st. from State st. to L. S. & M. S. R. K 
Wentworth ave. from Twenty-second to Twenty 



Halsted st from North ^ve. to Belden ave. Approved 308 

Thirty-first St. from State St. to L. S.& M.S. R.K... ..••.•• Afinroved 68 

4^J^ti^Lr.r.t\. o^t^ frnm Twentv-second to Twenty-ninth st Approveti oo 



SIDEWALKS. 

Adams St. from Halsted to Laflin st Approved 242 

Adams St. from Canal to Halsted st^........ ISSroved 241 

Central Park ave. from Indiana to Huron st ISSroved 317 

Chicago ave. from Clark St. to river.. ;■■;■.: Approved- 91 

Clark St. from Chicago ave. to North ave . . ^. Approved 192 

Douglas ave. from the bridge to Lincoln st Approved 241 

Douglas ave. from Portland ave to Stewart ave tSoved 241 

Emerald ave. from Kossuth to Twenty-sixth st iKved 216 

Fairfield ave. from Lake to Fulton st Improved 91 

Finnell st. from Wentworth ave. to Archer ave Approved 91 

Forrest ave. from Douglas ave. to Thirty-third st iSSoved 91 

Fulton St. from Sangamon to Robey st . . ..... /•:••••: Ar^nroved 146 

Groveland Park ave. from Thirty-first to Thirty-third st iSSovId 222 

Halsted St. from Archer ave. to Egan ave Approved 92 

Halsted St. from Madison to Fourteenth st lEved 92 

Henry st. from Blue Island ave. to Ashland aye xKved 317 

Huron St. from Dearborn ave. to Kingsbury st ISved 317 

Indiana st. from Dearborn ave. to river. Approved 91 

Indiana st. from Central Park ave to Springfield ave ISved 146 

Indiana ave. from Twenty- ninth st. to Douglas ave Innroved 92 

Kedzieave. from Lake to Fulton st.. •• tnnroved 91 

Kedzie ave. from Fultom st, to Central Park boulevard Appro\ ea 



INDEX. 



J.XI 



Lake St. from Central Park ave. to Crawford ave Approved 9i 

T.aurel st. from Douglas ave to Egan ave Approved 192 

Leavitt st. from Madison st. to Ogden ave Approved 92 

Le Moyne St. from Robey St. to Hoyne ave ... ..Approved 92 

Market st. from Schiller st. to North ave ...',' Approved 192 

Monroe st. from State st. to Fifth ave ' .Approved 242 

Napoleon pi. from Wentworth ave to Fifth ave Approved 566 

Ontario st. from Clark to Kingsbury st Approved 317 

Rhodes ave. from Thirty-third st. to Douglas ave .Approved 317 

St. Clair st. from Michigan to Superior st Approved 192 

Sanger st. from McGregor to T wenty-sixth st ".,[ Approved 566 

Seeley ave. from Madison to Monroe st Approved 317 

Seymour st. from Hubbard st. to Grand ave Approved 317 

South Park ave. from Thirty-first st. to Douglas ave '.' ' Approve<1 192 

Thirty-first st. from State st. to Lake Park ave Approved 146 

Thirty-second st. from Benson to Ullman st Approved 91 

Thirty third st. from Indiana to South Park ave '. Approved 317 

Tompkins st. from Polk to Taylor st Approved 216 

Twelfth St. from river to Blue Island ave ". . Approved 146 

Wentworth ave. from Twenty-second to Twenth-ninth st ...'. Approved 566 



STREET IMPROVEMENTS. 



Adams St. from Oakley st. to Western ave., filling Approved 19-2 

Adams st. from State st. to the river, curbing, filling and paving ■.".■." Approved H-^i 

Ashland ave. from Twenty-second st. to the river, planking. ... " " Approved 2()S 

Bremer St., from Chicago ave . to Oak St., curbing, filling and paving .■.■.■.■.■ Approvect 47 

Canal st. from Madison to Harrison St., curbing, filling and paving Approved 203 

Canal st. from Lake to Madison st., curbing, filling and paving. . f. Approved 47 

Carpenter st., from Washington to Fulton st., curbing, grading and paving. '. '. '. i! Approved 18 

Clark St. from Polk to Twelfth St., curbing, filling and paving . ApprovPd 92 

Deering st. from Thirty-first to Lyman st., filling .... ^ , Approved 204 

Eighteenth st. between Michigan and Indiana ave., grading and paving " " ' Approved '>16 

Eighteenth st., from State to Grove St., grading and paving ^ . . . ' " ' ' Awroved ^56 

Elston ave., from Milwaukee to North ave., cindering. .... . AnSrovS t 

Flournoy st. from Western to Campbell ave., filling. . Ar^l^rovPd ictt 

Fourteenth St., from Michigan to Indiana ave., cindering . Ar^T^rnvPfi 9ift 

Franklin st from Polk to Madison st., curbing, filling and paVing. ■.■.■.■.'.■.■. Approved 321 

Halsted St. from Division st. to Clybourn ave., grading and paving. ". .'. ' " ' A^Sroved 317 

Halsted St. from Sophia st. to Fullerton ave., grading and paving. ' " Approved 3n 

Halsted St. from Clybourn ave. to Sophia st., paving. aKovS ^ 

Harrison st. trom State st. to Pacific ave., curbing, filling and paving." Approved 39i 

Harrison st. from Sherman to Franklin st., curbing, filling and paviSg. ..■.:::;■ ' ■.'. '.Appro ved 321 

Hoyne ave. from Madison to Harrison St., paving ^ . ^ Al^rcZld 999 

Idahost. from Polk to Taylor St., filling..!^ ! aEvpH ?q9 

Irvingave.fromPolkto Taylor St., filling :.:.:.:.• ISvId {99 

Jackson st from Clark to Dearborn st., curbing, filling and paving. .■.■.■.■;; Approved 47 

Joseph St. from Archer ave. to C. A. & St. L. R. R., filling. ............ A?Srov?d 204 

Laflm St. from Twelfth to Kansas St., filling ^ aEh^p? i^t 

La Salle st from WasMngton to Van Buren st., curbing, filling and paving.V.V.'.'.'.Awroved 47 

La Sa le st. from Washington to Monroe St., filling and paving ^. . . .^ ASprovId 203 

Lincoln st from A^ams to Jackson St. , curbing filling and paling . ........■.■.:; '. '. . aK roved 9^ 

Madison st. from Wabash ave. to Michi-an ave., curbing, grading and paving ApKroved 18 
Madison st. between Canal and Halsted sts., curbing, fill ng and paving. . ^ " aSSvovS 192 

Madison st., between Canal and Halsted sts., curbing, filinf and paving tSSrovId ^16 

Mary st. trom Archer ave. to C, A. & St. L. R. R., filling. . ^. . ^ AoSrovPd 9^ 

?r''S-fo'' '^ 1™°" ^1^^? f • l""- dearborn ave., curbing, grading and paving." :::."" ApSrovId 204 
Michigan St. from ^ark to Kingsbury st., curbing, filling and paving . . ISSroved 308 

Michigan St. from Wells to Kingsbury St., filling and paving. .^. . . . ." tSnrovPd Sfi 

Monroe st from Clark to Fifth ave., curbing, filfing aKd paving ".".". Awrovld 192 

Monroe st. between C ark and State sts., curbing, filling and paving iSSoved 14^ 

Randolph St. from Clark to Market st., paling". ".".".".".". ■.".".•.".: ! ! ! ! ! ! " : ! ! ! ISgroved 229 

Randolph St. from Desplaines to Water St., grading and paving ..V. ASEroved 317 

Seldon st f rem Madison to Randolph st. , grading and paving ... iSSro Jpd Ul 

Thirteenth place from Ashland ave. to plulina St., fillink-f. . . ISnrovPd f4 

Thirty-first st^-. trom State st. to L. S. & M. S. R. R. tracks, curbing, fliiing" and ^PP^^^^d 192 

Tompkins stfr^m "Polk "to ■Ta"yl"or "st".; "cur"bing"an"d "fliiing".".".".: ! ! ." ." ! ! ." .' .' ! ." IpSmvId ^S-? 

Washmgton st. m origmal town of Chicago, paving. ...^ ^ ISnrnvPri % 

Water st. between Franklin and Lake sts., 'curbing filling and "pav"in"g AS^Id 9^ 

Wentworth^a^ve.Jrom Twenty-second to Twenty ninth st., curbing: "filling ^PP^^^^<^ ^2 

Wesson st. ^f?om Ohkfago "ave". to "oak "st.." "c ur"b"i"ng"and fi'lling .■.."■ ." ." ." ." ." " ." ; .' ; ; .' ; ; .-; .• ; ; . A^^^ld 234 



LXII INDEX. 



WATER SERVICE PIPES. 

PAGE. 

Adams St. from Hoyne ave. to Ashley st.. Approved 18 

Bremer st from Chicago ave. to Oak st Approved 575 

Canal st. from Madison to Harrison st Approved 2ib 

Carpenter st. from Washin^cton to Fulton st Approved 47 

Clark St. from Polk to Twelfth st Approved 234 

Eighteenth st. from Wabash ave. to Indiana ave Approved Mb 

Fifth ave. from. Van Buren to Taylor st Approved 575 

Fulton St. from Clinton to Sangamon st Approved Idb 

Halsted st. from river to Archer ave Approved idb 

Madison st. from Canal to Halsted st Approved 216 

Monroe st. from Clark st. to Fifth ave .Approved 146 

Michigan St. from Clark to Kingsbury st Approved 317 

Randolph st. from Desplaines to Canal st Approved 6U 

Thirty-first st. from State st. to L. S. & M. S. R. R Approved 308 

Wentworth ave. from Twenty-second to Twenty-ninth st Approved bs 



FIRE MARSHAL. 



Annual report - ^^^h oS? 

Fire alarm telegraph, concerning • • • • -^^"^ f^* 

Firemen's tournament, attend opening of Acceptea i»^ 

Fire Department, inspection of ^SP^P*^ nof 

Report for quarter ending March 31, 1878 f • ^ 3- i?5 

Report for quarter ending Sept. 30, 1878 F. & W. 256 



GAS INSPECTOR, 



Report for quarter ending March 31, 1878 G. L. 18 

Report for quarter ending Aug. 12, 1878 )? t oof 

Report for quarter ending Nov. 11, 1878 *^' ^' jr^ 

Report for quarter ending Feb. 10, 1879 G. L . 407 

Report on tests of gasoline lamps ijK i^ V E^ 

Report on tests of gasoline lamps * iied &ii 



HEALTH DEPARTMENT. 



Annual report ^' * ^t ^' ^r? 

Executions for violating ordinances «^ua. w 



INDEX 



LXIII 



INSPECTORS OF HOUSE OF CORRECTION. 



PAGE. 

Animal report Bridewell 350 

Report for quarter ending March 31, 1878 Bridewell 3 

Report for quarter ending June 30, 1878 Bridewell 141 

Report for quarter ending Sept. 30, 1878 Bridewell 241 

Report for quarter ending March 31, 1879 Bridewell 557 



INVITATIONS. 



Armory of First Regiment, laying corner-stone of Accepted 23 

Firemen's tournament, opening of ,. Accepted 182 

Fire Department, inspection of Accepted 322 

House of Good Shepherd fair, attend Accepted 284 

Irish- American Council, St. Patrick's day Accepted 503 

Kuhn, R. D., examine lamps Accepted 454 

Lecture by Gen. Shields Accepted 192 

Mason's slip, examine Accepted 42 

Masquerade of Turnverein Vorwaerts; Tabled 377 

Meeting of Citizen's League Accepted 349 

Police Department, inspection of ' Accepted 234 

Police stations, inspection of Filed 325 

St. Ignatius College, commencement of Accepted 92 

Salisbury's steam street-car, inspect Accepted 377 

Socialistic Labor Party, attend festival of Accepted 502 

Steamer Metropolis, excursion on Accepted 14 

Water- works at Logansport, opening of Accepted 105 



MAYOR. 



Acting Mayor, requesting election of Filed 153 

Adams, F., on bill of Filed 317 

Allen, Jas. L., appointing, as Member Board of Education Schools 91 

Armory on Lake Front Park Pub. & Law Dep't 1.54 

Armstrong, Geo. B., appointing. Member Board of Education Schools 91 

Bartlett, A C, appointing, Member Board of Education Schools 105 

Benner, M., appointing, Fire Marshal : F. & W. 90 

Benzinger, F., appointing, as Sealer Markets 90 

Bonfleld, J. F., appointing, as Corporation Counsel Jud. 89 

Brenan, Thos., appointing, Member Board of Education ^hools 91 

City Hall, concerning stone for Jud. 162 

City Hall, work on Filed 181 

Chesbrough, E. S., appointing, Commissioner Public Works Con. in 345 

Cleaveland, L. D,, appointing, Superintendent of Buildings P. B. 90 

Cole, E. appointing. Inspector of Oil Markets 90 

Dixon, Jos. H., appointing, Deputy Superintendent of Police Police 90 

Dunne, W. P., appointing, City Physician H. & C. R. 90 

Elevators, concerning jud. 346 

Enirlish, W. J., appointing, Member Board of Education Schools 91 

Farwell, John A., appointing. City Comptroller Finance 89 

Frake, Jas., appointing. Member Board of Education Schools 345 

Frankenthal, E., appointing, Member Board of Education Schools 105 

Gas, price of G. L. 213 

Gas companies, contracts with Filed 282 

Gas, concerning ", "// ......... i . ^ ... . .Filed 402 

Haines, John C, appointing, Inspector House of Correction. . ..... . .... ...... ... .Bridewell 90 

Hammond, Chas. G., appointing. Inspector House of Correction Bridewell 90 

Heafford, W. H., appointing, City Collector Finance 90 



LXIV • INDEX. 

PAGE. 

Hickey, M. C, appointing, Superintendent of Police i^,''^^^,® oS 

Hotz, F. C, appointing, Director of PuMic Library . bcnoois d4b 

Illinois Central R. R. Co., fence on Lake Park S. & A..b. D. i9U 

Illinois & Michigan Canal, condition of * ijea ^16 

Jones, W. H., suspension of Oficer tI;-^, f*-^ Vd 

Karls, Theo., appointing, Sealer a ^ i! qt 

Kohn, D. A., appointing, Member Board of Education bcnoois yi 

Linscott, A. N., appointing, Prosecuting Attorney Jud. »y 

Metropolitan Railway Co., validity of ordinance concerning .it. jk. zd^ 

Mills, L. L., appointing, Inspector of House of Correction Con. m i6A 

Murphy, John D., appointing. Boiler Inspector a" u ^^ q^r 

Onahan, W. J., appointing, Director Public Library. . . . . . . ..^ ....... ... ... .. .Schools d4b 

Pardons from House of Correction Filed 3, 5, 17, 27, 35, ^J, 55 75, 89, 105, 117 

125, 133, 141, 145, 154, 165, 181, 189 
202, 213, 221, 225, 233, 241, 253, 261 
•273, 282, 289, 300, 307, 321, 325, 333 
■ 341, 345, 353, 361, 402, 404, 413, 451 

477, 501, 521, 537, 553, 557, 574, 589 

Seavey, V. A., appointing. Superintendent of Police tC;-^?^^^? J«o 

Sherwood, W. S., appointing, City Weigher Marlcets 28i 

Siebel, J. E., appointing. Gas Inspector c. u i ' q^« 

Sprague, O. S. A., appointing. Director of Public Library ^^|]S9.ois 6i^ 

Veto of ordinance repealing ordinance for widening W. Eighteenth st ^ iied i»9 

Veto of ordinance permitting horse railways to pave with cobble-stones V\^^ o|i 

Veto of ordinance concerning Chicago Steam Co 4-i !q okt 

Veto of resolution concerning extra legal services ^^N h osq 

Veto of ordinance repealing ordinance widening Thirty-first st ^-, -i h JVa 

Veto of ordinance concerning appointment of special police ^--^ ^91 

Veto of ordinance making appropriations • • ■ -*,.\^^J%^ ^f| 

Veto of ordinance concerning water rates ^m !l lat 

Visit of President Hayes • • - : • -^ "^i, qA 

AVahl, Louis, appointing. Inspector of House of Correction Bndeweii 9i> 



OFFICIAL BONDS. 



Benner, M., Fire Marshal Approved 141 

Bonfield, Jos. F., Corporation Counsel '. • *^^^"n- i-o 

Chesbrough, E. S., Commissioner of Public Works Approved 6od 

Oleaveland, L. D., Superintendent of Buildings • Ji^id. Ido 

Cleaveland, L. D., Superintendent of Buildings Approved 14^ 



Cole, E. O., Oil Inspector. 



Jud. 135 



Cole, E. O., Oil Inspector Approved 142 

Dixon, J. H., Deputy Superintendent of Police Police li^ 

Dixon, J. H., Deputy Superintendent of Police Approved 141 

Dunne, W. P., City Physician Bridewell 12^ 

Dunne, W. P., City Physician Approved 205 

Farwell, John A., Comptroller .....Jud. ido 

Farwell, John A., Comptroller Approved 142 

Gilbert, Jas. H., Mayor pro tern. Approved 154 

Hammond, C. G., Inspector of House of Correction Bridewell 12b 

Hammond, C. C, Inspector of House of Correction Approved 205 

Heafford, W- H., City Collector Finance 125 

Heafford, W. H., City Collector Approved 142 

Karls, Theo., Sealer of Weights and Measures. Approved 154 

Linscott, A. N., Prosecuting Attorney Ji^d- lib 

Linscott, A. N., Prosecuting Attorney .Approved 143 

Mills, L. L., Inspector of House of Correction Approved 154 

Murphy, J. D., Boiler Inspector F. & W. li& 

Murphy, J. D., Boiler Inspector .Approved 141 

Schmidt, Wm., Pound-keeper Police 32i 

Schmidt, Wm., Pound-keeper.... Approved 398 

Seavey, V. A., Superintendent of Police Approved 141 

Siebel, J. E., Gas Inspector ^- -""J H, 

Siebel, J. E., Gas Inspector Approved 141 



INDEX 



LXV 



ORDERS. 



Armory for Second Regiment 

Bids for city property 

Botham, Thos. H. pay 

Bridge over alley in Johnston & Lee's Add 

Bridge over alley in Johnston & Lee's Add 

Bridge over canal on Egan ave 

Bridge over canal at TJllman st 

Bridge gate at Halsted st. bridge .' 

Bridge gate at State st. bridge 

Bridge tenders to be furnished with life-saving apparatus .......... 

Brooks, S. N., pay damages to 

Brooks, S. N., pay damages to 

Carpenter shop in City Hall, remove '....'.".'.. 

Carstens, Peter, remit fine of 

Catch basin on Jackson st " . . . ' 

Catch basin on Blackhawk st V. . . . .'.'.'. 

Cindering Halsted st. Archer to bridge 

Cindering Halsted St., from river to Division st., by private contract 

City Hall contracts .., 

City Hall, stone for 

City employes, payment of 

City employes, concerning * 

Closing city offices on Decoration Day '....'. 

Closing city offices September 10 .'.'.'." 

Closing city offices February 22 ,*. .*...'.*.".' ..'/. 

Contracts, concerning ' . . 

Corbett, Rev. P., cancel tax certificates for' ..'."..*.....'.'........"'* .' 

Council, riiles of ...........[.. 

Council, have rules pi-inted ..........'............. 

Council, unflnish ed business of 

Council Chamber, giving use of, etc 

Crossings on Thirty-first St., for repair of . . . . 

Crossings on Throop st 

Curtis, Henry, taxes of 

Division St., abatement vouchers for improvment of 

Drains in Lincoln avenue 

Drains on Noble st \[ //] 

Drains on Wentworth ave ..!..*."!.!....... 

Election, pay judges and clerks of ...'.'". 

Engine house, purchase site for 

Excelsior Sign Co., to use telegraph poles 

Exposition builduig, pay carpenters employed at 

Fabius St., changing name of 

Filling Division St., State st. to lake shore '. .....' ..".'.'.".".'.' .'.".'." 

Filling North ave. from Dearborn ave. to lake shore 

Filling Tumey st ' 

Filling Wesson st. by private contract ....'.'..'.. 

Fire Department, salaries of 

Fire engines, concerning self-propeiling'.! ! .* 

Fire plug corner Cleaver and Bradley sts... 

Flagmen on W. Twenty-second St.... 

Gas, power to fix price of ..'.'." ' 

Gas, concerning price of 

Gas appropriation, dividing 

Gas companies, notify, etc 

Gas on Elston ave ... 

Gas on Western ave ' 

Gas on W. Eighteenth st ....'.*..'.."..'.'.'. 

Gilbert, Jas. H., pay for services as Mayor pro'tem. ".'.' 

Grading Center ave 

Gutshow, John, remit fine of .....[..['. 

Haas, John, compensate, for raising building '. 

Horse railway on Halsted St., connect 

Illinois Central R. R. Co., to erect fence and depot on Lake Park 

I Sols renS ^P ^^^n ' '%^'^''^ !^^.^^ ^^^ ^^P«t <^^ Lake pS: . ! ! i 
Illinois Central R. R. Co., to erect fence on Lake Park, amending 

order permitting *= 

Improvement of Carpenter st . 

Improvement of Center ave 

Improvement of Cly bourn pi. ... * ! 

Improvement of Division St., assessment' for! •" 

Improvement of Elizabeth st., postpone 

Improvement of Ogden ave. 

Improvement of Randolph st. . 



■c 




c 




^T^. 




•C <U 




QJ •-. 


■c 






c: o 


.u 






ri> O 




ojM 


C:, 






PM 


« 


154 




498 




378 




10.9 


199 


252 





357 



93 



249 



249 



49 

501 

109 

453 
49 

174 

238 
49 
44 

131 

229 
29 

263 

573 

604 
22 

249 
35 

202 

424 
266 
503 

• 2 

36 
3 

42 
265 

22 
578 
228 
305 
229 
167 
109 
174 
229 
144 
170 
228 
228 
228 
162 
349 
501 
229 
339 
300 

399 
338 
340 340 

29 29 



156 
493 
378 
199 
300 
98 
501 



29 



604 

249 

35 

202 

424 

503 

2 

36 

3 

265 
22 
578 
309 
305 

167 

195 
326 
156 



156 



200 



502 



93 



12 



229 
226 
339 

80 
306 
172 

23 
108 
224 

294 
200 
357 
84 
228 
252 
266 
201 



249 



547 



I 



108 



293 



LXVI 



INDEX 



ORDERS— {continued.) 



Improvement of Randolph st ■ 

Improvement of Robey st • 

Improvement of Sheldon St., postpone 

Improvement of Thirty-first st 

Inspectors of street improvements • . 

Jones, W. H., to suspend officer 

Laflin, M., release mortgage against 

Laflin, M., release mortgage agamst • • • 

Lamps on Archer ave 

Lamps on Dayton st 

Lamps on Halsted st • 

Lamps on Hoyne st ^ 

Lamps on Hurlhut st. 

Lamps on Ingraham st 

Lamps on Kansas and Nebraska sts 

Lamps on Larrabee st 

Lamps on Leavitt st 

Lamps on Milwaukee ave • 

Lamps on Sophia St., removing 

Lamps on Webster ave 

Lamps on Western ave • 

Landskrohn, Dorothy, pay claim ot 

Lawrence & Martin, permit to erect wooden buildings 

Lemberg, H., pay claim of ■ 

Lighting city with oil, asks bids for 

Lighting streets, divide appropriation for 

Lighting lamps, advertise for proposals for 

Lighting lamps, advertise for proposals for 

Lightin<? certain streets with oil v ' * ' 1 * y 

Lighting certain streets in Twelfth ward, cost ot 

Lighting streets with oil 

Lighting streets with oil, right of city to 

Locomotives, concerning • 

McCaffrey, John, rebate taxes of. 

Macadamize Paulina st 

Mayor, salary of. 

Milk, regulate sale of 

Minors, sale of liquors to 

Money m treasury, amount of 

Mortgage on lots in Carpenter's add 

Northwestern plank road, concerning • • • • 

Office hours, concerning 

Opening Butterfield st 

Opening Hamilton ave 

Opening Johnson st 

Opening Kossuth st 

Opening Vernon ave - 

Opening Winchester ave ;-VA- I ' * 

Paving intersection of Dearborn and Madison sts 

Paving intersection of Dearborn and Washington sts.-...- .-• - .^„ 

Paving intersections of Randolph st. from Desplames st. to the river 

Paving streets in South Division, material for 

Paving Adams st., State to River , 

Paving Adams st. from Robey st. to Hoyne st 

Paving Arcade court, by private contract 

PavSI cilarst^.^from Madison st.' to Harrison st." by private contract 
Paving Center ave "_ ' " 

Pavinf Clark ^sf.^from Polk to Twelfth st. by private contract 

Paving Clark st. amending order for • • • • • 

Paving Desplaines st. viaduct to Madison st 

Paving Division St., for repeal of 

Pavina: Division St., rebate vouchers for _• • • — •.• • •; • 

Paving Eighteenth st. from Wabash ave. to Indiana ave., by private 

Paving Eig1?teen?h'stVfrom State st!Vo Grove st., by private contract 
Pavmg Elizabeth st. from Lake st. to Indiana st. . . . ..... • •••••^ /;••:• 

PavinI Fifth ave. from Madison st. to Monroe st., by private contract 
Paving Halsted st. from Randolph st. to Madison St., by private con- 
Paving Halsfil'stV from Archer ave.' to bridge, by private contract. 

Paving Halsted st. from Sophia st. to Fullerton ave 

Paving Harrison st. from State st. to river 



356 



23 
451 
172 

182 

453 

93 

228 

338 

29 

306 

229 

110 

229 

306 

143 

110 

452 

359 

127 

578 

338 

338 

11 

47 

300 

546 

547 

300 

340 

381 

294 

340 

294 

109 

10 

24 

266 

349 

583 

40 

348 

230 

591 

169 



38 



274 

399 

92 

603 

206 
274 
603 

206 
604 



399 
356 

298 

48 
451 

172 

182 

93 
274 



479 



603 



479 



92 

229 

206 
329 

143 
206 
604 
359 
127 
578 



547 



604 



578 



580 
604 

300 

578 
567 
393 



400 



266 



583 
40 



400 



354 



230 
591 



593 



305 



233 



305 
264 
167 
167 



593 
36 
166 



167 



593 



36 



110 
309 



167 



21 
83 
306 
306 



INDEX 



LXVII 



ORDERS— {coniinufd.) 






Paving Hoyne ave. from Madison st. to Harrison St., by private con- 
tract ■ ■ • • : ■• • • 

Paving La Salle st. from Washington st. to Monroe St., by private con- 

Paving La Salle st. from Washington st. to Randolph st,, by private 

contract — 

Paving La Salle st. from Lake st. to Randolph st 

Pavin? La Salle st. from Lake st. to Randolph st 

Paving La Salle st. from Lake st. to Randolph St., by private contract 
Paving Lincoln ave. from Wells st. to Center St., by private contract 

Paving Lincoln St., assessment for 

Paving Madison st. from Canal st. to Halsted st., by private contract 

Paving Michigan si. from Dearborn ave. to State st 

Paving Michigan st. from Dearborn ave. to State St., by private con- 
tract 

Paving Monroe st. from Loomis st. to Ashland ave 

Paving Monroe st. from Fifth ave. to State St., by private contract.. . 

Paving Monroe st. from State st. to Clark St., by private contract 

Paving Monroe st., from Clark st. to Fifth ave. by private contract.. 
Paving Randolph St., from Clark st. to the river by private contract. 
Paving Randolph st., from Clark st. to the river by private contract 
Paving Randolph St., from Desplaines st. to the river by private 

contract ■ 

Paving Randolph St., from Desplaines st. to the river by private 

contract 

Paving Robey St., from Madison st. to Harrison St., assessment for. . . 

Paving Sheldon st., from Madison st. to Randolph st 

Paving Thirty-first St., from State St. to L. S. & M. S. R. R. by 
private contract 

Paving Twenty-seventh st., from Cottage Grove ave. to Seipp's 
brewery by private contract 

Paving Van Buren St., from Wabash ave. to the river by private 
contract 

Paving Washington st., from Dearborn st. to State st, by private 
contract 

Paving Washington St., from La Salle st. to Clark st. by private 
contract 

Paving Washington St., from Fifth ave. to Franklin st. by private 
contract 

Paving Washington St., from Dearborn st. to Clark st. by private 
contract 

Paving Walton pi. from Rush st. to Pine St., by private contract. . . 

Paving Water st. from Fifth ave. to Lake St., by private contract.. 

Paving Wentworth ave. from Twenty-second st. to Twenty-ninth 
St., by private contract 

Plank Douglas ave. from Halsted st. to engine house — 

Plank Twenty-second st. from Center ave. to Morgan st 

Plank Ashland ave., by private contract 

Plank Ashland ave. from Blue Island ave. to river 

Police uniforms, concerning 

Police salaries, concerning 

Police station on Union St., for use of 

Printing, contract with " Telegraph " Co. for. 

Printing, contract with "Staatz Zeitung " for 

Re-district city into wards 

Remove lamp post corner Sophia and Fremont sts 

Remove fences around Union and Jefferson parks 

Repair Archer ave. from State st. to Halsted st 

Repair W. Chicago ave 

Repair Madison st. west of Central park 

Repair Prairie ave 

Repair Sangamon st 

Repair Twenty-second st 

Repair Wabash ave 

Repair W. Washington st 

Repair W. Washington st 

Saloon licenses, rebates on 

Schell, John, remit fine of 

School site comer Bickerdike and Armour sts 

Schoolhouse corner Armour and Ohio stS 

School comer Armour and W. Indiana sts., concerning appropriation 
for 

School corner Wabash ave. and Eda st., concerning appropriation for 

School site corner Wallace St. and Douglas ave., appropriation for. .. 

School sites, advertise for 



201 

166 

263 
539 
570 
573 
110 
546 
162 
171 

592 
28 
33 
22 
141 
190 
202 

256 

290 
338 
109 

273 

75 



264 

274 

166 

234 

4 

4 
306 
569 
307 
168 
349 
349 
573 
454 1 
481 
306 
11 
23 
131 
170 
110 
156 
168 
545 
49 
156 
17(' 
134 



170 



266 



201 

166 

263 
539 
570 
573 
170 
546 
162 
171 



143 143 
87 137 



136 



601 



200 
252 



156 
393 



LXVTII 



INDEX. 



O R D Y.^'$>— {continued.) 



School site, use reservoir lot corner Morgan and Monroe sts. for. . 

Second hand dealers, concerning 

Second hand dealers, concerning 

Sewer inspectors 

Sewers on sundry streets 

Sewers in Sixth ward 

Sewer on Korth ave., estimate cost of 

Sewer on Cleaver st. from Milwaukee ave. to Division st 

Sewers in Fourteenth ward 

Sewer and drains on Noble st 

Sidewalk on Albany ave. from Jackson st. to Van Buren st 

Sidewalk on Albany ave. and Francisco st '. 

Sidewalk on Artesian ave. from Lake st. to Fulton st 

Sidewalk on Astor st 

Sidewalk on Blanche st. from Ashland ave. to Noble st 

Sidewalk on Bissell St. from Sophia st. to Webster ave 

Sidewalk on Central Park ave 

Sidewalk on Congress st. from Fifth ave. to Franklin st 

Sidewalk on Dearborn st. from Fourteenth st. to Sixteenth st 

Sidewalk; on Douglas ave. from the bridge to Lincoln st 

Sidewalk on Douglas ave. from Portland ave. to Stewart ave 

Sidewalk on Franklin st. from Kinzie st. to Chicago ave 

Sidewalk on Fulton st. from Seymour st. to Rockwell st 

Sidewalk on Grant pi 

Sidewalks on Grove st., Lime st., Mary st. and Blackwell st 

Sidewalk on Holt st 

Sidewalk on Hoyne ave. from Ambrose st. to Blue Island ave 

Sidewalk on Laurel st. from Douglas ave. to Egan ave 

Sidewalk on Leavitt st. from Warren ave. to Madison st 

Sidewalk in Pickett's add 

Sidewalk on Prairie from Thirty-fifth to Thirty-ninth sts 

Sidewalk on Robey st. from Bryson st. to Evergreen st 

Sidewalk on Seymour st. from Hubbard st. to Grand ave 

Sidewalk on Seymour st. , repeal ordinance for 

Sidewalk on Sheifield ave. from Webster ave. to Fullerton ave. . . 

Sidewalk on State st. from Eldridge ct. to Peck ct 

Sidewalk on Superior st. from Robey St. to Hoyne st 

Sidewalks on streets in Fifth ward 

Sidewalk on Thirteenth st. from Wood st, to Western ave 

Sidewalk on Thirty-first st. from Ashland ave. to Lincoln gt 

Sidewalk on Thirty. fourth st 

Sidewalk on Twenty-second st. from Center ave. to Laflin st 

Sidewalk on Twenty-fourth St. from Wabash ave. to Indiana ave. 

Sidewalk on Twenty. ninth st. from Arnold st. to alley 

Sidewalks on Twenty-ninth St., UUman st. and Stewart ave 

Sidewalk on Walnu t st 

Sidewalk on Western ave 

Signs on telegraph poles, removal of 

Sinai Congregation, remit taxes of 

Sling shots, prohibit use of — , .♦ , . 

Sollitt, John, permit to raise shed 

Sprinkling in Union Park 

Stanley, JP. E., refund taxes to 

Storage warehouses, concerning 

Straightening Thirty-fifth st 

Supplies, purchase of 

Tax sale, cancel 

Tax sale, cancel 

Taxes, extension of , 

Teamsters, $3.00 per day, pay 

Time table for lighting street lamps 

Time table, amending 

Tucker, W. F., rebate assessment of 

United States Rolling Stock Co., permit to erect sheds 

Vehicles, concerning 

Viaduct on Center ave 

Viaduct on Halsted st 

Viaduct on W. Eighteenth st 

Viaduct on N. Halsted st 

Viaduct on W. Lake st 

Viaduct on Twelfth st 

Vieira's street guide 

Vieira's street guide... 

Water meters, concerning 



Water on Ashley st 229 



580 
451 



583 



395 
394 



394 
397 



581 



129 



142 



393 



110 
110 
583 
390 
29 
241 



4^)1 
340 
199 
265 
22 

394 
583 
394 



110 

23 
265 
300 

265 

230 

306 



no 

223 

194 
305 

174 

578 

591 

221 

230 
385 
129 
326 
333 

314 



307 
142 



395 



397 



581 



306 

78 
567 



314 



INDEX 



LXTX 



ORBERS—(conHnued.) 



Water on Chicago ave 

Water on Chicago ave 

Water on Clark st ............" 

Water on Commercial st 

Water on Douglas ave. and Lawndale ............ 

Water on Edgar st , 

Water on Elk Grove st ........,...'.".*... 

Water on Elston ave ............'. 

Water 6n W. Madison st .....\. ......... ... 

Water on Nineteenth st ............'.".".'... 

Water on North ave 

Water on Ogden ave. to Lawndale... 

Water on Seventeenth st ..".....", 

Water on Washington st ....'.'. 

Widening W. Madison st. from California ave. to Central Park ave. 
Wood, James, remit fine of 



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ORDINANCES. 



Adams st. , rey)ealing ordinance for sidewalk on 

Aldermen, fixing salary of ...... 

Alley from Twenty-second st. to Twenty-third St., between Michi 

gan and Indiana aves., repealing ordinance for opening. . . 
Alley from Twenty-third st. to Twenty-fourth st., between Prairie 

and Indiana aves., repealing ordinance for opening 

Appropriations for 1879 

Appropriations for 1879 

Ashes and garbage, prohibit deposit of, in alleys .'.'.,.'..*."! .^ 

Bell Telephone Co., concerning 

Boiler Inspector, creating office of 

Bonds held by Sinking Funds, cancel 

Bottlers of soda water, beer, etc., relating to [ 

Boulevard on Michigan ave [ [ 

Boulevard on W. Washington st .....'...!!..! 

Bridges, concerning [ 

Building ordinance, concerning. ................ 

Canal St., repealing ordinance for paving 

Canal st. , repealing ordinance for paving ........ 

Cattle, repealing ordinance concerning feeding of. 

Cattle on Polk st., prohibit driving 

Cattle on sidewalks, prohibit from driving 

Chicago Base Ball Club, concerning 

Chicago & Milwaukee Telegraph Co., concerning. ...!..'...."!.*!. 

Chicago & Milwaukee Telegraph Co., concerning '[ 

Chicago Steam Co. , concerning 

Chicago vSteam Co., concerning ....!.........' 

City Hall, repealing ordinance to let contracts for constructing.. ! 

City Physician, create officeof : . . , 

City scrip, pay interest on '. ."..'.'...'.......!. 

Comptroller, creating office of 

Congress st., repeal ordinance to open .."!.'.*....!!..!!..!!. 

Contractors' bonds, concerning .'.\\ 

Contracts for improvements, concerning , . . ' 

Corporation Counsel, creating office of. ..[.........[.] 

Council meetings, regulating manner of calling 

Council meetings, time for 

Creating certain offices ..'.[...............[. 

Dearborn st. , repealing ordinance for opening. .......... . ,' ........ 






14 
11 

40 

582 

415 

523 

339 

108 

76 

308 

172 

573 

589 

24 

28 

190 

575 

73 

108 

229 

589 

207 

267 

28 

229 

93 

76 

106 

76 

567 

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358 

76 

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285 

76 

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547 




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285 





523 



203 



40 



215 



218 



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INDEX 



GENERAL ORBIN A1:^C'ES— (continued.) 



g„Tgirafe."L^,;'Sirra^^e?rriai-ave:;repW;n,-orttaa„ce 

for widening. . . - • ■ .• • ■ 

Eighteenth st., repealing ordinance for pavmg. . • • • - -^ 

Eilhteenth st. (W.), repealing ordinance for widening 

Elections, concerning city and town, 1879 

Elevators, inspection of. .- ••••.••• 

Elston ave., repeal ordinance tor cindering 

Erie st., repeal ordinance for sidewalk on 

Farrell St., repeal ordinance for widening • 

Farrell St., opening of. 

Fire limits, amending 

Fire limits, amending ■ 

Fireworks, storage and sale of • • - •. • ■ • ••••;.•■„ • "; 

Fullerton kve. conduit, condemn land for pumping station at 

Garibaldi St., changing name ot" to Ward ave 

Gas Inspector, creating office of 

Gas works, concerning new. . - . . • ■ • •■•.••.••. 

Grades of certain streets in North Division 

Grades of streets in North Division • 

Grade of Fifth ave • 

Halsted st., repeal ordinance for paving 

Health Department, amend ordinance concerning 

gS failwa? Z ^'SL'i'ave^f?om VanBuren-s{.>Mad^ si\. ! 
Horse railwaV on W Madison st. to Central Park, for extension of.. 
HorsI S Iwly Sn W Madison st., amending ordinance concernmg. . . 
Sorse railwav on W. Madison st. from Homan ave to Hamlm ave. . . . 
Horse railway on W. Twelfth st. and Randolph st 



235 

546 

261 

43 

497 

297 

234 

85 

390 

570 

14 

265 

107 

424 

25 

76 

14 

38 

450 

425 

256 



301 



184 



250 



334 

583 
261 
184 
497 
3551 
250 
85 
570 
570 



424 

197 
76 



322 



327 



577 



584 
583 



nSrse railway companies to pave with cobble stones, authorising. . . 
Horsl railway streets, prohibit express wagons from standing on. . . 

Hoyne ave., annuling assessment for improving 

Licensing street cars, repealing ordinance 

Licensing certain vocations 

Lumber yards, concerning • • 

SS; |S£S|, ftor'pla^lnl rameVof cianceYn Valoons.:;:' i! 

Nuisances, amending ordinance concerning 

Nuisances, amending ordinance concerning 

Nuisances, amending ordinance concerning 

Nuisances, amending ordinances concerning 

Oil Inspector, create office of. 

Omnibusses, regulate fares on — .... 

Paving streets by private contract 

Paving streets by private contract '••■■■■■ 

Paving intersection of Market and Lake sts 

Pawnbrokers, concerning. . 

Pawnbrokers, concerning -,. 

Policemen, appointment of special 

Police force, concerning 

Pool tables, concerning 

Pool tables, repeal ordinance concerning 

Pound limits in Fifth ward, extending 

Pound limits, concerning 

Printing, amend ordinance concerning 

Prosecuting Attorney, create office of . . . . ._. ... ^. • - • • ••••-•■.••• ^- i; q" ' 

Railroad track on Nineteenth St., authorizing N. K. Fairbank <B uo 

Railroad trac& Nineteenth st'.,' repealing ordinance authorizing, e^c 
Railroad track on Eighteenth st. between State st. and Wabash ave 

Railroad trrckorN.Water'sL'andniinoisst;:Ch 

Railroad tra?k^oi%lark 'st.' between' Twelfth "^nd" Sixteenth' sts 
removal of 

lfp'or^Vo?cty'oS;l7sTowIposiVedwim 

Reservoir lot, corner Morgan a/d Monroe sts., to be used for school 
site 



237 
200 
49 
117 
202 
146 
49 
97 
216 
73 
182 
78 
22 
22 



400 



262 

85 



683 
256 
547 
250 
327 

95 
117 
202 

183 



216 



218 



108 
50 

193 

329 

339 
76 

229 
35 
37 
117 
237 
358 
172 
231 
13 
545 
197 
340 
357 
76 

297 
452 

305 

350 

245 

70 



70 
71 
127 



214 
126 



76 



193 
275 
400 
400 



243 
322 



76 
127 



547 

76 

35 
37 
117 
309 
503 
405 



228 



193 

329 
570 



581 



350 
579 



357 
76 



407 



Scavengers, concerning • • ^*; 1' *i 

Sealer of weights and measures, creating office of . . . . ... ... • • • • • • • 

Sidewalk space and roadway on Indiana st. from Clark st. to the lake, 



276 
147 
387 



414 



223 

581 



579 



333 



414 



40^ 
592. 



450 
110 

76 
584 



207 



570 
450 



76 
584 



223 



INDEX 



LXXI 



GENERAL ORBl'^AT^CES— (continued.) 



Sidewalk space and roadway on Hoyne ave. from Pratt pi. to 
W. Harrison st 

Sidewalk space and roadway on Lonergan st. from Wisconsin st. to 
Lincoln ave 

Sidewalk space and roadway on Ohio st. from Clark st. to Dearborn 



Sidewalk space and roadway on Ontario st. from Clark st. to Dearborn 

ave 

Sidewalk on Sheffield ave., repealing ordinance for 

Sidewalk on W. Twelfth st., repealing ordinance for 

Sidewalk on W. Twenty-sixth St., repealing ordinance for. . . . 

Special assessments, concerning delinquent 

Streets, amending ordinance concerning 

Streets, amending ordinance concerning 

Taxes for current year, levying 

Taxes, purchase delinq uent 

Tax sale certificate, cancel 

Telegraph lines, concerning 

Theaters, regulating construction of 

Theaters, sale of reserved seats in 

Thirty-first St., annul assessment for paving 

Thirty-first st. repeal ordinance for widening 

Tompkins St., changing name of to Winthrop pi 

Twelfth St., repealing ordinance for widening 

V ehicles, amending ordinance concerning 

Vernon ave., repealing ordinance for opening, 

Viaduct on Sangamon st., repealing ordinance for 

Viaduct on W. Lake st 

Wagon tires, regulating width of 

Washington st. , paving by private contract 

Water department, creating a . 

Water fund, transfer money from 

Water tanks, concerning construction of 

Water tanks, amending ordinance concerning 

Water rates, amending ordinances concerning 

Water rates, establishing 

Water rates for year ending April 30, 1879 

Water taxes, levying 

Weigh ers, amending ordinance concerning 

Weights and Measures, amend ordinance concerning 

White St., repealing ordinance opening ... 

William St., changing name of, to Tilden st 

Winchester ave., repealing ordinance extending 

Winchester ave., repealing ordinance extending 



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224 



LXXII 



INDEX. 



LAMP POSTS. 



Dayton St., from Center st. to Sophia st 

Dearborn St., from Madison st. to Washington st. .. 
Dearborn st., from Fourteenth st. to Archer ave. .. 

Halsted st., from bridge to North ave 

Hinman St., from Ashland ave. to Robey st 

Hnrlbtit st., from Olybourn ave. to Sigel st 

Kansas st. , from Throop st. to Laflin st 

Kinzie St., from Kingsbiiry st. to the river. 

Larrabee st., from Belden ave. to Fullerton ave. .. 

Madison St., from Canal st. to Union st 

Milwaukee ave., from Lake st. to Fiiltoh st 

Nebraska st., from Throop st. to Lafflin st 

Oak St., from Market st. to Townsend st 

Ogden ave., from Twelfth st. to Western ave 

Randolph st., from Halsted st. to Water st 

Sixteenth st. , from State st. to Dearborn st 

Thirty-fourth St., from Wabash ave. to Indiana ave 
Webster ave., from Racine ave. to Clyboiirn ave. . . 
Western ave., from Madison st. to Wilcox st 



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284 


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171 


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329 


206 


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290 




135 


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135 


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93 





OPENINGS, WIDENINGS AND EXTENSIONS. 



Alley in block 3, Brand's add., (repealing) 

Alley between Twenty-second st.. Twenty-third st., Michigan ave. and In 

diana ave., (repealing) 

Alley in block 2, Sheffield's add 

Alley from Springer ave. to block 7, Ass. div 

Alley between Twenty-third St., Twenty-fourth st., Prairie ave. and Indiana 

ave. (repealing) 

Alley through to Vernon ave 

Congress St., through to Leavitt st., (repealing) 

Dearborn st., from Jackson st. to Fourteenth st., (repealing) 

Douglas ave., from Indiana ave. to South Park ave., (repealing) 

Eighteenth st., (repealing) 

Farrell St., from Thirty-first st. to Archer ave., (repealing) 

Farrell St., from Thirty-first st. to Archer ave., (repealing) 

Fisk St., from Lumber st. to South Branch 

Leavitt St., in Sec. 31 

Madison St., from California ave. to city limits 

Morgan st. , from Lumber st. to South Branch 

Morgan St., from northern terminus to Milwaukee ave 

Nutt ct. to Twentieth st 

Pumping station for Fullerton ave. conduit 

State St., from Twelfth st. to Egan ave 

Thirty-first st. , from Halsted st. to Laurel st., (repealing) 

Vernon ave., from Graves' subd. to Thirty-first st., (repealing) 

Vernon ave., from Thirty-seventh st. to Egan ave., (repealing) 

White St., through to Bremer St., (repealing), 

Winchester ave., from Ogden ave. to Polk st., (repealing) .. 



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395 


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502 


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276 


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546 


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167 




167 


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585 




169 


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189 



108 



290 



546 



INDEX. 



LXXIII 



PRIVATE DRAINS. 



Ashland ave., from Lake st. to Chicago ave 

Ashland ave., from Lake st. to Division st 

Carpenter st., from Washington st. to Fulton st 

Center ave., from Blue Island ave. to Twenty second st 

Halsted st. , from North ave. to Belden ave 

Indiana ave., from Twenty-ninth st. to Thirty-first st 

Thirty-first st., from State st. to L. S. & M. S. R. R. tracks 

Wentworth ave., from Twenty-second st. to Twenty-ninth st 



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SIDEWALKS. 



Ada st , from Randolph st. to Hubbard st 

Adams st., from Canal st. to Halsted st '• •■ 

Adams St., from Halsted st. to Laflin 

Albany ave., from Jackson st. to Van Buren st 

Albany ave., from Jackson st. to Van Buren st 

Albany ave., from Jackson st. to Van Buren st 

Albany ave., from Madison st. to Fulton st 

Ashland ave., from Madison st. to Van Buren st 

Ashland ave., from Lake st. to Bloomingdale road 

Astor St., from Division st. to Schiller st 

Blackwell st. , from Nineteeth st. to Twentieth st 

Blanche St., from Ashland ave. to Noble st 

Broad St., from Archer ave. to Thirty-first st 

Bryant ave., from Vincennes ave. to Stanton ave 

Biishnell St., from Archer ave. to Hanover st 

Calumet ave., from Twenty-sixth st. to Twenty-ninth st 

Calumet ave., from Thirty-third st. to Douglas ave 

Carpenter st., from Washington st. to Chicago ave 

Central Park ave,, from Indiana st. to Huron st 

Clark St., from Adams st. to Van Buren st 

Clark St., from North ave. to Fullerton ave 

Cottage Grove ave., from Twenty-ninth st. to Egan ave — 

Cottage Grove ave., from Twenty-second st. to Twenty-ninth st. 

Curtis St., from Washington st. to Erie st 

Dearborn st., from Fourteenth st. to Sixteenth st 

Dexter St., from Ashland ave. to Slade st 

Douglas ave., from Douglas ave. bridge to Lincoln st . 

Douglas ave., from Portland ave. to Stewart ave 

Egan ave., from Cottage Grove ave. to State st 

Eighteenth st., from Ashland ave. to Paulina st 

Ellen St., in Pickett's addition 

Elston ave., from Milwaukee ave. to North ave 

Emerald ave., from Kossuth st. to Twenty sixth st 

Emerald ave., from Archer ave. to Kossuth st 

Erie St., from Clark St., to North Branch, (repealing) 

Erie St., from North Branch to La Salle st 

Fifteenth st., from Morgan st. to Wood st 

Flournoy st., from Rockwell st. to Washtenaw ave 

Fourteenth St., from Western ave. to Rockwell st 

Francisco St., from Madison st. to Washington st , 

Franklin St., from Ontario st. to Chicago ave 

Granger St., from Sedgwick st. to North ave 

Grove St., from Eiprhteenth st. to Stewart ave 

Halsted st. , from Madison st. to Fulton st 

Halsted St., from Archer ave. to Egan ave 

Harrison St., from Loomis st. to Laflin st 

Henry st., from Blue Island ave. to eastern terminus 

Holt St., from Chicago ave. to Augusta st 

Hoyne ave. , from Am brose st. to Blue Island ave 



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LXXIV 



INDEX 



^YD'EV^ Al.K.'^,— {continued.) 



Hoyne ave., from Madison st. to Harrison st 

Hubbard St., from Halsted st. to Western ave 

Illinois St., from Kingsbviry st. to St. Olair st 

Indiana ave., from Twenty- ninth st. to Douglas ave 

Jackson st. , from Clinton st. to Halsted st 

Jackson st., from Francisco st. to Nassau st 

Jackson st., from Halsted st. to Ashland ave 

Kossuth St., from Sanger st. to Wallace st 

Laflin st., from Madison st. to TAventy-second st 

Laurel st., from Douglas ave. to Egan ave 

Lexington St., from Western ave. to Rockwell st 

Lime St., from Archer ave. to Twenty-seventh st . . . 

Loomis St., from Madison st. to Twenty-second st 

Lowe ave., from Twenty-eighth st. to Thirtieth st 

McGregor St., from Sanger st. east 

Madison St., from Canal st. to Center ave 

Madison St., from Cen ter ave. to Rockwell st 

Madison St., from Rockwell st. to California ave 

Market st., from Schiller st. to North ave 

Mary St., from Hickory st. to C. A. & St. L. R. R 

May St., from Harrison st. to Twelfth st 

Michigan st., from Kingsbury St. to St. Olair st 

Monroe St., from block 1 Rockwell's add. to California ave 

Monroe st., from State st. to Fifth ave 

Morgan st., from Harrison st. to Erie st 

Napoleon place, from Wentworth ave to Fifth ave 

Nixon St., from Polk st. to Taylor st 

Ogden ave., from Warren ave. to Adams st 

Ohio St., from Kingsbury st. to La Salle st 

Park ave., from Leavitt st. to Rockwell st 

Paulina St., from Harrison st. to Chicago ave 

Prairie ave., from Eighteenth st. to Twentieth st 

Prairie ave., from Thirty-first st, to Thirty-third st 

Prairie ave. , from Twenty-seventh st. to Thirty-first st 

Ray St., from Prairie ave. to South Park ave 

Rhodes ave., from Thirty-third st. to Douglas ave 

Rebecca st., from Western ave. to Rockwell st 

Robey St., from Blanche St. to Evergreen st 

Robey St., from Madison st. to Harrison st 

Rockwell St., from Lake st. to Fulton st 

Sanger st., from McGregor St., to Twenty-sixth st 

Seymour st., from Hubbard st. to Grand ave 

Sheffield ave., from Webster ave. to FuUerton ave 

South Park ave., from Thirty-first st. to Douglas ave 

South Park ave., from Twenty-sixth st. to Thirty-first st 

St. Clair st., from Michigan st. to Superior st 

State St., from Douglas ave. to Egan ave 

State St., from Twenty-second st. to Twenty-ninth st 

Staunton St., from Madison st. to Lake st 

Stewart ave., from Twenty-third st. to Twenty-fourth st 

Stubbsst., from Thirty -third St. to Douglas ave 

Superior st., from Robey st. to Hoyne ave 

Thirteenth St., from Wood st. to Western ave 

Thirty-first St., from Ashland ave. to Lincoln st 

Thirty-first St., from State st. to Lake Park ave 

Thirty-third St., from Indiana ave. to South Park ave 

Thirty-eighth St., from Vincennes ave. to Cottage Grove ave. . 

Tompkins St., from Polk st. to Taylor st 

Twentieth St., from Indiana ave. to Prairie ave 

Twenty-second st., from Center ave. to Laflin st 

Twenty-fourth St., from Wabash ave. to Indiana ave 

Twenty-seventh St., from Quarry St. to Lime st 

Twenty-eighth St., from Shields st. to Stewart ave 

Twenty-ninth St., from Dashiel ave. to Halsted st 

Ullman st., from Thirty-first st. to Springer ave 

Ullman st., from Thirty-second st. to Douglas ave 

Vernon ave., from Twenty ninth st. to Thirty-first st 

Vincennes ave., from Douglas ave. to Egan ave 

Walnut St., from Ashland ave. to Western ave 

Walnut St., from Sacramento st. to Francisco st 

Warren ave., from Lincoln st. to California ave 

Wentworth ave., from Twenty-second st. to Twenty-ninth st. 

Wesson st., from Chicago ave. to Oak st 

Western ave., from Chicago ave. to Division st 

Wilcox St., from California ave. to Sacramento st 



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323 

76 
184 
308 
184 
283 
185 

43 
217 
378 
185 
283 
283 
225 
226 
226 

44 
378 
226 
323 
226 
184 
262 
283 
4 
316 
323 
323 
226 
256 

76 
217 
217 
217 
323 
481 



252 
251 

392 
81 
198 
397 
199 
387 
198 
81 



289 
389 
251 
251 
251 
84 



392 

195 
395 
387 

26 
397 
392 
395 
251 
389 

80 



397 
251 



252 

251 

392 
81 
198 
397 
199 
387 
198 
81 
217 
389 



251 
251 
251 

84 
388 

392 
251 
195 
395 
387 

26 
397 
392 
395 
251 
389 

80 
217 
217 
217 
397 
481 
251 

85 



76 
118 

23 
217 

44 
256 
256 
316 
317 
283 

44 
308 
291 

76 

23 
217 

23 
256 
262 
316 
283 
316 
308 
309 
283 
217 
217 
323 
316 
316 
308 
323 
204 

76 1 



199 
198 
81 

84 



85 



567 



81 
217 

84 



317 



390 

81 
81 
217 

85 



316 



316 
567 



217 
217 
397 
316 
394 



204 



INDEX. 



LXXV 



STREET IMPROVEMENTS. 



Adam St., from State st. to South Branch, curbing, filling and paving — 

Adams St., from Oaklev ave. to Western ave., filling 

Alley from Clark st. to Dearborn st., between Lake st. and Randolph st 

paving 

Alley in Butterfield's add., filling and cindering 

Arcade ct., from La Salle st. east, paving 

Ashland ave., from Lake st. to Chicago ave., curbing, filling and paving. 

Ashland ave., from Twenty-second st. to South Branch, planking 

Bremer St., from Chicago ave. to Oak st., curbing, filling and paving 

Canal St., from Lake st. to Madison St., curbing and paving 

Canal St., from Lake st. to Madison, curbing and pavmg 

Canal St., from Madison st. to Harrison St., improving, (repealing) 

Canal st., from Madison st. to Harrison St., curbing, filling, grading and 

paving, (repealing) 

Centre ave., from Blue Island ave. to Twenty-second st., curbing and 

filling 

Central ave., from Randolph st. to S. "Water St., grading and paving 
Clark St., from Polk st. to Twelfth St., curbing, filling and paving... 

Deering st., from Thirty-first st. to Lyman St. , filling 

Desplaines st., from Madison st. to Fulton St., grading and paving. . 
Dexter St., from Washington st. to Van Buren St., curbing, filling and 

paving 

Division st., from Clark st. to North Branch, grading and paving 

Eighteenth st., from State st. to Grove st., grading and paving 

Eighteenth St., from State st. to Grove St., paving (repealing) 

Eighteenth St., between Michigan ave. and Indiana ave., grading and 

paving , . . . 

Elston ave., from Milwaukee ave. to North ave. cindering, (repealing)... 
Fifth ave., from Harrison st. to Taylor St., curbing, filling, grading and 

paving 

Fifth ave., from Van Buren st. to Harrison St., curbing, filling and paving 

Flournoy St., from Western ave. to Campbell ave., filling. 

Fourth ave., from Jackson st. to Harrison st., curbing, filling and paving. 

Fourteenth St., from Centei ave. to Ashland ave., cindering 

Franklin St., from Lake st. to Madison St., curbing, filling and paving 

Halsted st., from Division st. to North Branch, paving, (repealing) 

Halsted st., from Madison st. to Harrison st., grading and paving 

Halsted st., from Sophia st. to Fullerton ave., grading and paving. 

Halsted St., from Division st. to Clybourn ave., grading and paving 

Halsted St., from Randolph st. to Lydia St., curbing, filling and paving. . . 

Halsted St., from Clybourn ave. to Sophia st., paving 

Halsted St., on lots in Carpenter's add., paving 

Halsted St., from Madison st. to Harrison St., paving 

Harrison St., from State st. to Pacific ave., curbing, filling and paving 

Hastings St., from Ashland ave. to Paulina St., filling 

Hoyne ave., from Madison st. to Harrison St., curbing, filling and paving. 

Idaho St., from Polk st. to Taylor st., filling 

Indiana ave., from Twenty-ninth st. to T'hirty-first St., curbing and 

paving 

Irving ave., from Polk st. to Taylor st., filling.-. 

Jackson st., from Clark st. to Dearborn st., curbing, filling and paving. . . . 

Joseph St., from Archer ave. to C, A. & St. L. R. R., filling 

Laflin St., from Twelfth st. to Kansas St., filling 

Lake st., from Canal St. to St. Johns place, grading and paving 

La Salle st., from Washington st. to Monroe St., filling and paving 

Leavitt st., from Jackson st. to Van Buren St., filling 

Lincoln St., from Adams st. to Jackson St., curbing, filling and paving 

Madison St., from Canal st. to Halsted st., curbing, filling and paving 

Madison st , in lot 7, block 5, original town of Chicago, filling and paving. 

Mary St., from Archer ave. to C, A. & St. L. R. R., filling 

Michigan st., from Clark st. to Kingsbury st., paving 

Michigan St., from Clark st. to Kingsbury st., walling, filling and paving. 
Michigan st., from Clark st. to Kingsbury St., curbing, filling and paving. 

Michigan St., from Clark st. to Wells st., curbing and paving 

Michigan St., from Wells st. to Kingsbury St., filling and paving 

Michigan St., from State st. to Clark st. , curbing, filling and paving. 

Monroe St., from Clark st. to Fifth ave., curbing, filling and paving 

Monroe St., from Loomis st. to Ashland ave., curbing, grading and paving 

Monroe St., from State st. to Fifth ave. , paving, (repealing) 

North ave., from Clark St. to North Branch, grading and paving 

Oakley ave., from Polk st. to Taylor St., filling 

Pacifi.c ave., from Polk st. to Taylor st., curbing, grading and paving 

Pacific ave., from Polk st. to Taylor St., curbing, grading and paving 

Randolph st., from Desplaines st. to river, paving 

Randolph St., from Desplaines st. to Water St., grading and paving 



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204 




204 




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291 


294 


294 




291 


395 


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44 


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87 


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215 




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87 


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86 


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81 


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129 
150 


290 


299 


299 




308 




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37 



391 



153 



84 
131 



LXXVI 



INDEX. 



STREET IMPROVEMENTS— (^^;//mM^</.) 



Randolph St., from Clark st. to Market St., curbing, filling and grading. . 

Sheldon st., from Madison st. to Randolph St., grading and paving 

Stone St., from Division st. to Banks St., curbing and filling 

Thirteenth pi., from Ashland ave. to Paulina St., filling 

Thirty-first St., from State St. to L. S. & M. S. R. R , curbing and paving., 
Thirty-first st., from State st. to lake shore, curbing and paving (repealing) 

Tompkins St., from Polk st. to Taylor st., curbing and filling. 

Twentieth St., from State st. to Archer ave., curbing, filling aiid^ paving. 
Twenty-fifth St., from Prairie ave. to Calumet ave., curbing, filling and 

Twenty-second st.j from Morgan st. to Center ave., filling and planking.. 
Union st., from Washington st. to Wayman st., grading and pavmg. 

Van Buren St., from Western ave. to Campbell ave., filling 

Walton pi., from Rush st. to Pine St., curbingand filling - . 

Water st., from Franklin st. to Lake St., curbing, filling and paving, 
Washington St., from Clark st. to Dearborn St., filling and paving.,. 
Washington St., from Clark st. to La Salle st., filling and paving. . . 
Washington St., from Fifth ave. to Market St., curbing, filling and paving, 
Washington St., from Fifth ave. to Franklin St., curbing, filling and 

paving • 

Washington St., from State st. to Dearborn st., paving 

Wentworth ave., from Twenty-second st. to Twenty-ninth st., curbing, 

filling and paving 

Wesson St., from Chicago ave. to Oak St., curbing and filling 

Western ave., from Lake st. to Indiana st,, curbing and macadamizing. . , 



VACATIONS. 



Alley in block 3, O'Neill's add 

Alley in block 2, Walker Bros, add 

Alley in block 40, W. % Sec. 21, 39, 14. 

Lumber St., between Morgan st. and Mason's canal. 



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583 


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592 




291 


394 




394 


135 


168 




168 


222 


266 


266 




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82 


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184 


196 


196 




283 




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234 








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298 


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118 




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23 


168 




168 


592 






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256 
256 


390 
393 


570 
567 




171 




171 





WATER SERVICE PIPES. 



Ashland ave., from W. Lake st. to W. Chicago ave. Filed page 394 

Bremer St., from Chicago ave. to Oak st 

Canal st., from Madison st. to Harrison st 

Carpenter St., from Washington St. to Fulton st 

Center ave., from Blue Island ave. to W. Twenty-second st 

Clark St., from Polk st., to Twelfth st 

Eighteenth st., from Wabash ave. to Indiana ave . 

Fifth ave., from Madison st. to Monroe st 

Fifth ave., from Van Buren st. to Taylor st 

Halsted St., from Madison st. to Randolph st 

Halsted St., from river to Archer ave 

Madison St., from Canal st. to Halsted st 

Indiana ave., from Twenty ninth st. to Thirty-first st... 

Michigan st., from Clark st. to Kingsbury st 

Monroe st., from Clark st. to Fifth ave 

Randolph St., from Desplaines st. to Canal st 

Thirty-first St., from State st. to L. S. & M. S. R. R 

Wentworth ave., from Twenty-second st. to Twenty-ninth st 



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44 


87 


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118 




118 


204 




204 


234 






308 




308 


142 




142 


308 




308 


283 


298 


298 


44 


50 


50 



INDEX. LXXVII 



PARK COMMISSIONERS. 

PAGE. 

Resolution asking extension of water to Douglas Park F. & W. 353 



PETITIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS. 

Alley in Brand's add, for repeal of ordinance to open S. & A., W. D. 349 

Alley near Madison and Hoyne sts S. & A., W. D. 109 

Barnes, Thos., for compensation for damages ..Finance 3/i8 

Bathing houses, concerning Def. 451 

Barberich, Ghas., for compensation for injuries Finance 349 

Bo land, Thos., to be refunded money paid for license Finance 451 

Boone, L. D., claim against the city Jud. 108 

Botham, Thos. H., for compensation for damages Jud. 205 

Bradbury, C, to be refunded money paid for license Jud. 22 

Brand, E. L., photographs of Council Filed 40 

Bridge at Kedzie ave , p. w. 453 

Buell, Alex., extension of pound limits in Fifth ward S. & A , S. D. 340 

Buildings, for amendment of ordinance concerning , p. B. 451 

Bridge gate at Eighteenth st. bridge, permission to erect Granted 9 

€attle running at large, to prohibit H. & C. E.. 29 

Cnerrie, R. M., for lease of end of Sixteenth st Finance 50 

Chicago & Milwaukee Telegraph Co Sel. Com. 109 

Chicago Smoke Consuming Co Filed 14 

Ohicago Jockey and Trotting Club, erect sheds F. & W. 452 

Chicago Jockey and Trotting Club, erect frame stables , F. & W". 479 

Chicago Gas Light and Coke Co , price of gas G. L. 276 

Chicago Gas Light and Coke Co., price of gas Pub. 227 

Cindering Elston ave., for repeal of ordinance for S. & A., W. D. 108 

City Hall, construction of, from E. Walker Jud. 173 

City Hall, from Co. Commissioners, concerning Jud. 173 

City Hall, from N. K. Ellsworth, concerning P. B, 228 

City Hall, from E. Walker, concerning. Con. iii 242 

Clark, Jonathan, to be refunded money paid for tax deed Finance 50 

Codman, D. A., covering executions Jud, 4 

Codman, D. A., covering executions Finance 24 

Corbett, Rev. M. J., cancel ta,x sale ...'. Jud. 265 

Cunningham, Ann, for compensation for injuries " ' . .Jud. 205 

Cu^rtis, Henry, rebate on taxes Finance 546 

DeCosta, J., for compensation for damages Finance 265 

Dinning, Wm., for permission to erect building etc W. & P. G. 454 

Dominican Sisters, for removal of pound H. & q[ r\ 228 

Downer & Bemis Co., for permission to lay track across Lake ave r! R.' 340 

Dredging river, for appropriation for Def. 461 

Eberling, Philip, for permission to build on wall of old engine house on Erie 'st..'.'.'. .'.P. B*. 338 

Engel, Sam, concerning election for alderman second ward Elections 566 

Engine house corner Western and Ogden aves., for F. & W. 546 

Extension of Sedgwick st. from Erie st. south " s. & A.,' N. D 545 

Farrar, S. B., erect patent lamp ..G.' L. 454 

Filling Wesson St. from Chicago ave. to Oak St., for ' '"* P*W 108 

Filling Stine St., for S.' & A., N. d! 338 

Filling W. Fourteenth St., for ,... S. & A., W. D. 131 

First Regt., I. N. G., for compensation ."...' Finance 539 

Fitzgerald, Dennis, for remission of fine Jud. 4 

Flagmen on railroad crossings, for .".....".'.* R R* 453 

Flood Bros., for rebate of tax .' '.*.'.'.*.'.'.".'.'.'.'. Finance 229 

Fuller, R. B., for remission of fine .......... Jud 28 

Gage Bros. & Co., concerning personal tax Jud. 108 

Garrity, J. J., for remission of fine '. . " jud 49 

Gas, concerning price of ..............[..... G L ' 342 

Gas on Dayton St., for g' l' 23 

Gas on W. Fifteenth St., for ■.■..■. ■...*■.'■. "■.■.■ ".■..'.■ .*:.■.■ .■:.■.■;.■;.■.■ .'.Finance 452 

Gas on Hmman St., for p j gq^ 

Gas on W. Ohio St., for .'..'. a T 2fifi 

Gas on Western ave., for V.'.'.'.V .'.'.' '.*.'.".*.*.'. G* l" 4 

Gaul, C, for compensation for injuries .'..".".".".'.'. ...Finance 11 

German, Annie, for compensation for damages Finance 22 

Gibson, Lydia M., concerning Winchester ave .*.*..".'.*. S&A W D 224 

Giroux, B., concerning street sign ' fnri* ^is 

Orade of Lincoln ave : S "& A ' ' N D 110 

Greenebaum, M., site for police station V.V.'.V. Police 409 

Hall, Delos R., tor compensation for horse ' v^ir^-^r.n^ a^^o 



for compensation for horse , Finance 452 

, ior remission of fine '."*". p g 265 

A,, violation of sidewalk ordinance S & A S d' 4 



LXXVIII INDEX. 

PAGE. 

Hildreth, J. H., Claiming seat in Council "^il'ISan^P 299 

Hill,F.H.& Co., purchase lot of city., F^nlnct 342 

Hill, Mary, for compensation for injuries tt Ttr 2^1 

Hoge, Holmes, advertise on bridges. . ■■■■-••■■■■■ "• j,,^ 2^0 

Hoos, John, raise buildings on W. Eighteenth st ^ua. i6u 

Koran, Ed, for remission of fine <i"xr"x"'^ D* 24 

Horse railway streets, condition of • • ■ • « ^ a ' 5" T)' 222 

Horse railway tracks on Randolph st., for removal of . . ^ i Va w n' 109 

Horse railway on W. Twelfth and Randolph sts., tor extension of S. & A., W. IJ. luy 

Horse railway on Blue Island ave., for extension of V«wf»PT.t 170 

Horse railway on W Chicago ave., for Law Dept. i/a 

Illinois Street Gas Co., concerning vapor gas a "^^ a ' w T>' 174 

Improvement of Carpenter St., for repeal ot a " f a vj' vt' 23 

Improvement of Clybourn pi., for «" x? a '' T^' D 228 

Improvement of Division st., concernmg s?- * ^-'p •^- 22 

Improvement of E . st., for a 'jfr a " w D 229 

Improvement of Elston ave., for »• \^:' ^^- ^- ^,-. 

Improvement of Pine St., for ^- ^ ^"A^- ^- hk'i 

Improvement of W. Randolph st rnnin 298 

Improvement of Sheldon st., for postponement of • pw fm 

Improvement of Twenty-fifth St., for a"jir"\^^ r> il 

Improvement of Walton pi., for a /'a w' n' 29S 

Improvement of W. Washington st • &. « ^m vv . ^j- ^»° 

Jensen, O. N., for remission of fine • Police 50 

Junk dealers, concerning ^ ^ 4^k-. 

Kelley, P. , for compensation for work on sewers G L 545 

Lamp posts on Archer ave., for PL 205 

Lamps in Groveland court, for — ^' ^ ^gj 

Lamps on Turney st .••-.• j" ^ ' -.of^ 

Landskrohn, Dorothy, for compensation for injuries ... «|"^- ^|^ 

Lauer, Philip, for remission of fine irYnnTif p a.^9 

Lemberg, Herman, for compensation for damages V iopVwpt 249 

Leonard, John, for rebate on saloon license w\^^^o^ qo^ 

Lomax, John, bid for city property Tmf !« 

Loomis, Mrs. E. J., for relief FYTiarif-P 174 

Lyman, Anna, for compensation for injuries "^ Tud 340 

McCaffrey, John, for rebate on tax a"xr"\"w W 9^^ 

McConnell, John, pile lumber, etc a /^a s D 340 

McDermott, M., concerning grades '=»• ^^"Z'^' ako 

McGinnis, Frank, compensation for damages wir^fir^o^ 300 

Mc Williams, Geo., compensation for injuries • • ■ • • ^ ^Xt^,\t 9 

Maher, Mrs. H., cancel tax sale ^innLp 307 

Market site, in block 90, S. S. add • ^^W 108 

Marsh, Catherine C, for cancellation of tax sale • ' ' ' c ' ^ a ' ' w t)' 42 

Mason's slip, condition of ••••• °* '' inrs' ^39 

Menge, Fred, A. W. and Aug., for compensation for damages 'Jliu. oau 

Meyer, M., for remission of fine y ^ " ^qk 

Militia, to have city light armories for ■ '^ " ,• .53 

Militia, to have city light armories for JFinance 453 

Militia, muster roll of T<^iTiance '^29 

Moran, Pat., for compensation ^ ' y ^ 264 

Murphy, Anna, for compensation for injuries *i"'i- , , 

National Party, concerning contract work Yinen^^a^ 1 1 

Noeninger, N., for suspension of fine i^icenbeb i± 

Nurnbauer, Elizabeth, for compensation for injuries vin^nce 33 

O'Connor, John, for compensation for injuries • • ,- •.• • • • • • • • • '^^ ' ^ q t» ins 

Open alley in rear, Uliman st., between Springer and Thirty -third sts §• ? f '' | {<' Jot 

Open alley, between Indiana and Prairie aves., repeal a ^ a " I' t^' 933 

Open allev, between Cottage Grove and S. Park aves « f t"' e" f^' ^42 

Opening iJutterfield st Vr"" ■•^- V.V ^" i S <«fc A ' W D 22 

Opening Division St., through Humboldt Park % sTa «' t>' 9 

Opening Fake st ^•'^^'p*-^- 230 

Opening Kossuth st s"i;' a" W d' 349 

Opening W. Madison st ^ <^ a'' w' d" 221 

Opening N. Morgan st g! & 1;; W d] 338 

Opening Seymour st * A W D 453 

Opening W. Twentieth st S & A S D 127 

Opening Vernon ave ^* xri^f^'nnf^ 349 

ParkerfThos.L., for rebate on tax -.• • Tnd 348 

Pawnbrokers, for amendment of ordinance concerning «' i- k' ' '« n 22 

Pave intersections Dearborn and Washington sts. - - »• <» p ;' ^VptI 284 

Pave Center ave., from Blue Island ave. to Twenty-second st ^^|,"'i^ g| 

Pave Central ave • q'*-"'a* <i T>* 2fi4 

Pave La Salle st., from Monroe st. to Adams st « ir a w v,' I 

Pave Lincoln St., from Adams st. to Jackson st »• <» ^.•' !^' t'- * 

T3r,^T^ -vri/^T^irvQ^ af V\-ir TM-ix7QtA nmntvFtct *• ** ja-.,^>.^L^. -i^^ 



Pave Michigan St., by private contract -„ .^^ 

Pave Pacific ave., from Polk st. to Taylor st • a't^'L a A' 49 

Pave Sherman St., from Polk st. to Taylor st c' ^ a ' ^' T)' 108 

Pave Taylor St., from Clark st. to State st !=• * ^-'p^'^" r^l 

Pease, S. W., iron ventilating sewer covers « '* a c;' T)' 49 

Pound limits, in Fifth ward S. & A., b. 1^. *« 

Railroad on Kinzie St., concerning R R* 546 

Railroad track on Union st p" t?' fi39 

Railroad track on Wallace st k. tt. oot. 



INDEX. LXXIX 

PAGE. 

Railroad on N. Water and Illinois sts R. R. 338 

Reception of Pres. Hayes Filed 189 

Reduction of car fares, for Jud. 477 

Removal of track on Eighteenth st R. R. 305 

Removal of fence, corner Twenty-seventh and State sts F. & W. 131 

Removal of carpet cleaning establishment on State st S. & A., S. D. 108 

Repair Kinzie st S. & A., N. D. 228 

Repair S. Park ave S. & A., S. D. 264 

Eichter, A., for free license Licenses 110 

Roadway on Indiana st., from Clark st. to the lake, concerning width of S. & A., N. D. 338 

Ryan, Thos., for compensation for injuries Finance 349 

Saloon keepers, for repeal of ordinance, etc Jud. 174 

Saloons closed on Sunday, to have Licenses 477 

School at Lawndale Schools 453 

Seivertsen, Ella, for compensation jud. 314 

Sewerage inspectors, concerning jud. 546 

Sewer in Augusta st S.&A.,W.D. 229 

Sewer on Bryan pi S. & A., W. D. 349 

Sewer on Central Park ave Def. 453 

Sewer on Hammond st S. & A., N. D. 110 

Sewer on Nineteenth st S. & A., W. D. 131 

Sewer on Ohio st S. & A., W. D. 266 

Sewer on Wallace st S.&A.,S.D. 9 

Sewer on Wood st P. W. 307 

Shields, Mary E., for duplicate certificate .Finance 342 

Sidewalk on Dearborn st S. & A. S. D. 231 

Sidewalk on Douglas ave S. & A. , S. D. 50 

Sidewalk on Halsted st , S. & A., W. D 228 

Sidewalk on Harrison st ". Granted 306 

Sidewalk space on Lonergan st Granied 266 

Sidewalk space on Ohio st S. & A., IST. D, 162 

Sidewalk space on Ontario st Con. in 298 

Sidewalk on Rebecca st S. & a., W. D. 229 

Sidewalk onSheflaeld ave S. & A., N. D. 349 

Sidewalk on Thirty-sixth st P. W. 545 

Sidewalk on Wentworth ave S. & A., S. D. 454 

Sidewalk on Western ave...-. S. & A. W. D. 266 

Sidewalk on Western ave S. & A.', W. D. 110 

Sinai Congregation, for remission of tax .'. . Jud. 108 

Stanley, P. E., for rebate of tax Finance 546 

Stempe I, Adam, bridge gate H & B. 338 

Stout, T. W., for seat of Alderman Waldo ' Elections 3 

Suppress houses of ill fame, on Clark st Police 131 

Tilley, Thos., claim on account of city hall Returned 29 

Tilley, Thos., concerning city hall p B. 228 

Time table, for lighting street lamps G. I^. 264= 

Tucker, W. F., for rebate on assessment S. & A., S. D. 206 

Union Planing Mill Co., for track on Twenty-second st 'r. R.' 545 

United States Rolling Stock Co., for permission to erect sheds F. & W. 299 

United States Rolling Stock Co., concerning., Granted 314 

Vacate alley, B. 13 South Branch Add " S & A S D 249 

Vacate alley, between Twelfth st. and Thirteenth pi S. & A., W. D 545 

Vacate Stine st S&A ND 130 

Vegetable market on N. Wells St., removal of ... S & A ' N* d' 110 

Vegetable market on N. Halsted st. for S & a' ' n' d' 590 

Viaduct on W. Harrison st S.'& A.!' W.' D.* 339 

Viaduct at Eighteenth st, concerning S & A S D 108 

Viaduct at Eighteenth st '.'.'.'.'.'.'..'. "'Filed 41 

Wall, J. H, for remission of a fine '"* jud 40 

Water tax on No. 206 N. Halsted st ". f"&w'477 

Water-tanks, concerning f" & W* 91 

Water at Lawndale w /trw' Af^'2 

Water on Lewis st .■.■.■■.■.■ P w' 228 

Water on W. Nineteenth st Grantpd Ofir; 

Water on W. Seventeenth st '. F &W 458 

Water on W. Seventeenth st '..'.'.'.". P w' "30 

Weighers, amend ordinance concerning " '.".'. Markets 26'J 

Weishaar, M., for compensation ' Jud wg 

Welch, J. A., concerning street signs a t/ 4^'> 

Whitney, O C, for relief from bail bond jud" 9 

Wicker Park, for improvement of Dpf" dsi 

Widening W. Eighteenth st ■.'.■.■.■.'.'. .V.'.'.'.'.'. S " &A ' W d' 4 

Widening Farrell st S &A S d' lOS 

Widening State St. from Twelfth st. to the limits ".'.'. s" & a"' S d' "30 

Widening State St. from Jackson St. to Twelfth st .. ' s' & a'' s" d' "33 

Wright, John, for compensation Mark'pfs; io>? 

Zelmeczka, Albert, for free license '. .......■..■.■..■.■.■.".*.■.*.*.■.■.'.■.■ ■.'.■.Vl iJenles 11 



LXXX 



INDEX 



REMONSTRANCES. 

PAGE. 

AWerman Fifth ward, against canvassing returns of election for Bef. 575 

Alderman Fourteenth ward, against declaring election ot ..••••• ■ •^^- ^'^^ 

Assessment for opening Lane Place, against s,. « a., j>. jj. ^^ 

Drivinghogson Wallace St ' T)et-' ?75 

Election returns Sixth ward, against signing J^^^- »'^ 

Improvement Ashland ave., against a"dr"\" w D 22Q 

Improvement of Elizabeth St., against ' « ' f a ' w' T>' 109 

Improvement of Western ave., against ..•.••••• • • • • s. «s a., yy.xj. ^ 

Opening alley from Sixteenth to Eighteenth sts., against . ... Jud. du/ 

Opening W. Congress st,, against <t t'k S n 185. 

Opening S. LaSalle St., against ^' » \^' Ti' 202 

Opening White St., against. • s & A ' W D 452 

Paving Center ave., against q jt^A V vi 348 

Paving Franklin St., against « '^A 't^' d' 153 

Paving Michigan St., atrainst ''• *^^^,-' -'^- ^' ^q 

Paving Sherman St., against <? V 4'w vt 313: 

Paving W. Washington st.,agamst a sTa' ^ T)' 184 

Paving Washington St., against i /^A 'n d' 342 

Paving Wells St., against o. a. ^., . . 

Railroad track on Nineteenth St., against • ■■•^ d^- „_ 

Removal of bridge tender at Twenty-second St., against ^AhnnU ^ik 

School site, corner of Oak and Bremer sts., against '^"s^'x^^ 2^0 

Sidewalk on Sheffield ave., against »• \^-^ ^ -^' ^^^ 

Sidewalk on Erie St., against S fe a' N D 226 

Vacating Stine st., against *=• '* •' -^ ^^' ^^^ 

Widening State st., against ;••:,•,: t> t?' f^xa 

Wilkie, Mrs., against permitting to move frame building r. r,. o'^^ 



PAGE 



RESOLUTIONS. 



Aldermen, delinquent on taxes 

Benner, M., granting leave of absence to 

Bonds of city officers, fixing amount of 

Bridge gate,"at Eighteenth st. bridge 

Bridge over canal, on Egan ave 

City Collector, fill vacancy in office of 

City Hall, stone to be used in 

City Hall, specifications, etc 

City Hall, discontinue work on 

City Hall, construction of 

City Hall, stop work on 

City Hall, construction of 

City Hall, concerning contracts for 

City Hall, concerning change in plan for 

City Hall, concerning plans for 

City Hall, cut stone for 

City scrip, issue of 

City scrip, issue of • • 

City scrip, legality of interest bearing — 

City offices to be closed on Sept. 3 

City offices to be closed election day 

City employes, concerning - 

City officers, create certain 

City property, sale of — 

Comptroller, to make certain reports 

Comptroller's office, ventilate 

Cottages, construction of 

Committees of council, designating 

Concealed weapons, concerning ......... 

Corcoran, ex-ald. John T., concerning death of 

Council chamber, giving use of to State Firemen s 
Council proceedings, to be given to engine houses. 

Cunningham, Ann, compensate for injuries 

Distillers, concerning 

Eight hour law, concerning 

Election of alderman. Fourteenth ward 

Employes, pay of 



Association. 






4 
205 
605 
174 
294 

77 

10 

36 
172 
185 
230 
242 
343 
265 
451 
590 

22 
109 
356 
189 
545 
540 

28 
814 
339 
294 

22 

2 

313 

38 
195 

22 
243 

42 
546 
575 
579 



36 



275 



545 



540 



223 



42 



579 



109' 



INDEX. 



LXXXI 



— PAGE- 



RESOLUTIONS— (<:^«/mM<r^.) 



Exposition building, occupancy of by B. & O. R. R. Co 

Exposition building, occupancy of by Field, Leiter & Co 

Fire alarm telegraph, concerning 

Foley, Rt. Rev. Thos., death of 

Fullerton ave. conduit, machinery for 

Gambling houses, concerning 

Gas companies, contracts with 

Gas companies, concerning 

Gas companies, amount paid 

Gas, regulate the price of to private consumers 

Gas, price to oe paid for 

Gas, price to be paid for 

Gas, authorizing settlement for 

Gas, asking passage of act enabling cities to manufacture gas 

Grades, concerning 

Horse railway companies, asking by wiiat authority, use cobble stones 

Horse railway facilities on Blue Island ave 

Horse railway on Western ave 

Hudson, Hannah, claim of - . 

Incorporation Act, for amendment of 

Johnson, Annie, pay funeral expenses of 

Laborers, pay of 

Lamps at approaches and center of bridges 

Lamps corner Oak and Townsend sts 

Lamps on Thirty-third St., from State st. to Indiana ave 

Legal services, concerning 

Legal services, payment for 

Legal services, repealing resolution concerning 

Letter carriers, carry free on horse cars 

License brokers, distillers, etc. , power to 

Light for streets, concerning 

Lighting streets in Eighteenth ward 

Lighting streets, bi(is for 

Liquor, unlicensed sale of 

Lodding, Aid., charges against 

McDermott, Jos., death of 

McNally, John, declaring, elected Alderman for long term 

Mayor's power to act for Board of Public Works 

Metropolitan Railroad Company, validity of ordinance concerning.. . 

Mortgage on lot in Carpenter's add 

O'Brien, L., death of , 

Ogden flitch, concerning 

Opening Division st. through Humbob 1 1 Park 

Parkway s, for passage of act concerning 

Plank Ashland ave 

Plank Ashland ave., enforce contract to 

Police, charges against 

Presiding officer of Council, declaring Aid. Tuley 

Racing on public streets, prohibit 

Railroad franchises, concerning 

Redistrict city for ward purposes 

Repair W. Eighteenth st 

Riordan, Johanna, pay $300 to 

Riot claims, pay 

School accommodations, concerning 

Schools, concerning primary 

Schoolhouse corner Eda and Wabash, transfer appropriation for 

School corner Wallace and Thirty-fif th sts 

Schools, number of children not accommodated in 

Schoolhouse on Lime st 

Schultz, Theo., permit to erect frame house 

Sewers, appropriation for 

Sewers, pay balance due P. Kelly for constructing 

Sewer on Kedzie ave. and Central Park ave., estimate cost of 

Sewer on Leavitt st, 

Sewer on Leavitt st 

Sewers in Sixth ward 

Sewers in Eighteenth Ward 

Sewers on W. Twelfth st., Van Horn st. and W. Eighteenth st 

Shelden & Shulz, building permit 

Shields, Gen., concerning 

Sidewalk on Bryant ave 

Sidewalk on Calumet ave. and other streets 

Sidewalks in Fourth ward 

Sidewalks in Fourth ward 



(Dps 

Oh 



14 
73 

230 
437 

306 
353 

23 

29 
228 

49 
173 
339 
590 
338 

13 

49 
266 
200 
503 
349 
579 
266 

29 

23 
265 
173 
242 
264 
502 

22 
546 
339 
267 

73 
546 
409 
267 
110 
248 

70 
40!) 

44 
276 
453 
200 
299 

87 

23 
109 
339 
378 

49 

45 
357 
3S7 

44 
230 
501 
33S 
453 
453 
4 
579 
453 

28 
131 
593 
276 
307 
453 

19 
265 

29 
131 

49 



72 



378 



194 



378 



409 



603 
603 



424 



581 
581 



344 



581 



197 



72 

230 
437 
878 
353 

29 

228 

173 
339 

590 
338 
13 
49 
268 
200 
503 
358 
579 
504 

23 
265 
173 
242 



22 



73 

409 
451 
110 

248 
70 

409 
44 

276 

453 

299 

23 

200 
339 



45 



581 



4 

579 

453 

28 



19 
265 

29 
197 

49 



73 



194 



547 



254 

409 



603 



254 



200 



131 



570 



.581 



344 



581 



14 



LXXXIT 



IND EX. 



-PAGE 



R ESOl.UTIO'^S—iconiinugd.) 



Sidewalk on Prairie ave 

Sidewalk on Prairie ave., Ray st. and Thirty-eighth st 

Sidewalk on South Park ave 

Sidewalk on South Park ave. and Thirty-third st 

Sidewalk on Egan ave 

Sidewalk on Vernon ave ••• 

Sidewalk on Western ave., concerning 

Signs on telegraph poles 

Smith, Geo., remit fine of 

Special assessments, purchase delinquent 

Street cleaning, concerning • • 

Talcott, Mancel, death of. 

Telegraph wire to he laid under ground 

Theaters, enforce ordinance concerning 

Theaters, license 

Treasurer, commissions received by - 

Treasury, unexpended balances in 

Vacancies, requesting Mayor to fill 

Vacancies, requesting Mayor to fill 

Vacations for tire and police - - 

Viaduct on Sangamon st •.•■-. • 

Viaduct on Sangamon St., estimate cost of raising buildings at 

Viaduct on Eighteenth St., construction of • - ■ 

Water rates, concerning 

Water on W. Lake st 

Water on Lowe ave • • 

Water on W. Twelfth st. from Ogden ave. to Douglas park 

Widen State st. from Twelfth street to city limits ... 

Widen State st. from Jackson st. to Twelfth st., repeal ordinance to, 
Women's Hospital, sell refreshments without license 



1 



172 
196 
172 
9 
265 
172 
135 
245 

49 
215 
230 

51 
307 
342 
451 
340 
9 

42 

77 
452 
338 
357 
131 
338 
130 
9 
353 
230 
545 

126 



■73 












o 




p< 


tn 


1) 


OS 


Pi 


^ 


196 


196 




196 


196 


196 




9 




265 


196 


196 




325 


77 






215 




230 




51 




340 


194 






77 


601 


601 




338 




357 


137 


142 


80 


136 


390 


390 




126 



194 



SEALER OF WEIGHTS AND MEASURES. 



Report of work done , 



,Pub. and Filed 554 



SELECT COMMITTEES. 



Chicago and Milwaukee Telegraph Co • '^uh ^?I 

City Hall foundations, examine .• • • • ^^V^^ A^ 

Election, list of judges and clerks of ^Yffrrprt S 

Fire limits, on ordinance concerning -^^ w 1% 

Fire limits, on ordinance concerning -n«Vwvpri 9n« 

Fire limits, on ordinance concerning ^iiprt 29q 

Fire limits, on ordinance concerning fJo^o.-vA^ uu 

Gambling houses, concerning t^Hp^ %a.7 

Gambling houses, concerning Pnn tti iq 

Grades, on resolution concerning ; f»"^wi.ift qt 

Horse railway streets, prohibit wagons from standing on n^^^ ior 

Horse railway streets, prohibit wagons from standing on i<h^J^'l7i \ni 

Horse railway tracks, on paving with cobble stones JJetei i ea iud 

Horse railway tracks, on paving with cobble stones , n^„^^; ' ooc 

Horse railway tracks, on paving with cobble stones • Tp\Jh qs 

Inspection of local improvements ' n'n^ ii 2s 

Inspection of local improvements Tnrt 15 

Lumber yards, on regulating • • • • '^"^- ^ 



INDEX 



LXXXIII 



PAGE. 

Opening Leavitt st Con. in 400 

Piinting, onbidsfor Pub. 127 

Printing, on bids for Deferred ia6 

Printing, on bids for Adopted 151 

Sidewalli on Douglas ave., on petition for Con. in 97 

Street cleaning, concerning fund for Pub. 275 

Street cleaning, concerning fund for Con. in 329 

Vieira's Street Guide Def. 97 

Vieira's Street Guide Con. in 222 

Vieira's Street Guide Reconsidered 231 

Vieira's Street Guide ■ Recommitted 276 

Vieira's Street Guide Def. 400 

Vieira's Street Guide Filed 547 

Wagon tires, width of Def. 97 

Wagon tires, width of Laid over 147 

Wagon tires, width of. Con. in 222 



SUPERINTENDENT OF BUILDINGS. 

Annual report P. B. 350 

Report for April, 1S78 P. B. 6 

Report for May, 1878 P. B. 68 

Report for June, 1878 P. B. 118 

Report for July, 1878 Filed 145 

Report for August, 1878 Filed 192 

Report for September, 1878 Filed 234 

Report for October, 1878 P. B. 273 

Report for November, 1878 P. B. 323 

Report for December, 1878 P. B. 342 

Report for January, 1879 P. B. 407 

Report for February, 1879 P. B. 481 

Report for March, 1879 P. B. 566 

Removal of fence corner State and Twenty-seventh sts Filed 203 



SUPERINTENDENT OF POLICE. 

Annual Report , , . Police 407 

Annual review of police force Filed 234 

Annual inspection of police stations Filed 325 

Report for quarter ending March 31, 1878 Police 18 

Report for quarter ending June 30, 1878 Police 141 

Report for quarter ending September 30, 1878 Police 262 



April 29,} 



[18t8. 



CITY COUNCIL. 



REGULAR MEETING. 



j^JP:RXXj 29, 1S78. 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 

rS'fr^^'^^^- McAnley, Pearsons, Ballard, 
(xilbeit, Sommer, Tiilly, Cullerton, Lodding 
unS^^T^'i^^^^'"' Ol'ver, Van Osdel, Beidler. 
ton vvhi'? ''™^.^' Throop, Cook. Rawleigl), Sea- 
te. w^'n^'"' Thompson. (I3tli), Baunigarten, 
K>^an Waldo, Niesen. Linsenbarth, Scliweis- 
thal Sweeney, Janssens, Kirk. 
Pov, "ir^^^*^^- i^osenberg, Thompson, C3d), 
the Ma of^^ Tarnow, Daly, and His Honor 

Aid. Cook in the chair. 

MIJSrUTES, 

Aid. McAnley moved that the minutes of the 

The rm?i!Tnrth^'^ ?^ P°^^* ""^ well taken. 
McAuley^'t was ^'""^ """ ^^® °'''^*^" ^^ ^^d- 

Agreed to. 

lows^: ^^^^ *^®^ addressed the Council as fol- 
Qentlemen of the Council : 
. One year in the history of our Citv has nn^^pri 
since we, preferred as the choice of Wifci^Szens 

might b^ed^erSPnoi^J''' to make such laws as 

S o^tL'ST^iraiftrVlfetg^^^^^^^ 

ixirc s'e' Of '^oufllr H?'"' ,constiufents?n'the' 
have to decide Whifh^^^^.T.*'^^^ had, and will 

leiest of the municipality, history alone can 



haSe"?h«f wb^^'"'^^ no doubt each member 
nas none that, which, m his best judgment he 

Jhe clty.''^ "'^ ^'"^^ '^='' ^°^' "^^ ^e«* i»tSS\ of 

vnm-''i.^i^,'H?'?"i;^'"S"^"^^^t^O" «s a Council, by 
>oui paitiali y, the present incumbent of the 
Chair, was selected to preside over your deliber- 
ations m the absence of the Mavoi- The posi- 
tion is a responsible one, requiring tact ?kill 
fmS'iJItT^'' decision,'and'a greV degree of 
That the Chair has made mistakes at times in 
Its rulings IS but natural to one who™ nS 
constant m pai'liamentary practice As to 
whether it. has ruled impartially, ySu are the 
judges. If it has seemed to any of^'you pai tLl in 
IS rulings .Mr recognitions, let me assu e you tliL^ 
the error If committed, was not born of a desire 
to be partial, but was an error of the head of fhl 
incumbent of the Chair and not of hfs helrt 
Ihe rime has now arrived when a part of us are 
called upon to deliver our trusts imo the handl 
of those whom the people have designated as 
our successors • but, before parting, permit ml 

he ""f onn,' ^« '^t>"''"^i^^""' "^y ^e^rtfflt K s for 
tlie honor conferred upon me bv your ex- 
pressions of confidence : and also for your cour- 
teous demeanor with reference to the Chair to 

Again, gentlemen, I thank you. 
nr^l^V.^""®''^^i^ moved that the address of Aid 

Aid. White moved that the Council vacate 
ne w'comicif "^ ^^'^^ "'" ^^^'^ "^" "^^ ^^" ^^ t^^e 
The motion prevailed. 



April 29,1 



[1878, 



NEW COUNCIL. 

The Clerk called the roll of the new Council, 
and these were 

Present— Aid. Pearsons,Tuley,Ballard,Sanders, 
Phelps, Gilbert, Mallory, Tully, Turner, Lod- 
ding, Cullertou, Kiordan, McNally, Oliver, haw- 
ler, Beidler, Smyth, McNurney, Eiszuer, Cook, 
Thr<K)p, Seatou, 'Kawleigh, Thompson, Knopf, 
Kyan, Stauber, JSirsen, Waldo, Schweisthal, 
Wetterer, Janssens, McCaffrey, Jonas. 

Absent— Aid. Cary, Daly, and His Honor the 
Mayor. 

Aid. Pearsons moved that Alderman Tuley be 
designated as temporary Chairman. 
The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Lawler presented a communication from 
James H. Hildreth, claiming a seat in the Coun- 
cil, as Alderman elected from the Seventh Wai'd. 

Aid liyan moved that the conimutiication be 
referred to the Committee on Elections, when 
appointed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Kyan presented a list of standing com- 
mittees lor the Couucil and moved that it be 
adopted. 

Aid. Kawleigh raised the point of order that 
the Council liuviiig no rules, no business could 
be done until rules were adopted. 

The Chair decided the point of order well 
taken. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the rules of the last 
Couhcil with the exception of Rules 40 and 46, be 
adopted fur the government of this Council. 

Aid. Pearsons moved t(^ lay the motion of Aid. 
Cullerton on the table, and uis motion prevailed 
by yeas and nays as follovv's : 

"Feas— Aid. Pearsons, Ballard, Sanders, 
Phelps. Gilbert, Mallory, Beidler, Smyth, Eisz- 
ner, 'ihioop, Seaton, liawleigli, Thompson, 
Knopf, Stauber, Waldo, Schweisthal- -17. 

Nays— Aid. Tuley, Tully, Turner, Lodding, 
Cullerton, Kiordan, McMally, Oliver, Lawler, 
McNurney. Kyan, IS'iesen, Wetterer, Jans- 
sens, McCaff ey. Jonas— 16. 

Aid. Pearsons presented an order, adopting 
rules f(U' the government of this Council, and 
moved its passage. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the order be referred 
to a Select Connnittee of three to be appointed 
by the Chair. 

The Chair ruled the motion of Aid. Cullerton 
out of order for the reason that the adoption of 
rules was tlie first business before the Council. 

Aid. Throop called for the previous question, 
and the call was sustained by yeas ana nays as 
follows : 

Yeas -- Aid. Pearsons, Ballard, Sanders, 
Phelps. Gilbert, Mallory, Turner, Kiordan, Oli- 
-ver, Beidler, Smyth, Eiszner. Cook, Tliroop, 
;Seaton, Kawleigh, Thompscm, Knopf, Stauber, 
JS'iesen, Waldo, Schweisthal, Wetterer, Jans- 
sens, McCaffrey. Jonas- -26. 

Nnys—Ald. Lodding, Cullerton, McNally, 
Lawler, McNurney, Ryan~6. 

The question then being on the motion of Aid. 
Pearsons, the order passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Pearsons, Tuley, Ballard, Sanders, 
Phelps. Gilbert, Mallory, Turner, Kiordan, Beid- 
ler Smyth, Eiszner, Cook, Throop, Seaton, Kaw- 
ieigii, Thompson, Knopf, Stauber, Niesen, Wal- 
do, Schweisthal, Wetterer— 23. ^ ,, ^ 

Nay^—A\d. Tully, Lodding. Cullerton, Mc- 
Nally, Oliver, Lawler, McNurney, Kyan, Jans- 
sens^ McCaffrey, Jonas— 11. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Kules of the last rouncil be 
adopted by this Council, and that they be the 
rules that shall govern this Council until other- 
wise ordered . 



Aid. Gilbert presented the following resolu- 
tion : 

Resolved, That the following Committees be 
and the same are hereby designated as the stand- 
ing Committees of the City Council of the City of 
Chicago for the ensuing year : 

Finance — Pearsons, Schweisthal, Seaton 
Throop, Sanders. 

Kailroad.s— Kawleigh, Tully, Kiordan, Ballard, 
Gilbert. 

Judiciary — Tuley, Gilbert, Cullerton, Daly, 
Cary. 

Fire and TFater— Thompson, Sanders, Cary, 
Mallory, Wetterer. 

)Sc?iools— Beidler, Schweisthal, Cullerton, Tul- 
ly, Knopf. 

Wharfing Privileges— Lav^/ler, Eiszner, Ballard, 
McCaffrey, Cook. 

Streets and Alleys, South Diuision— Gilbert, 
Sanders, Phelps, Turner, Pearsons. 

Streets and Alleys, North Division— Niesen, 
Wetterer, Daly, Janssens. 

Streets and Jilleys, West Division— Throop, 
Kawleigh, Knopf, Stauber, Eiszner, Smyth, 
Oliver, Kiordan, Lodding. 

Wharves and Public (rrownds— Mallory, Wal- 
do, Kyan, Smyth, McNally. 

Local Asses.^ments— J -dnssens, Jonas, Beidler, 
McNu)'ney, Stauber. 

Bridewell— McNnvney, Turner, Lodding, Stau- 
ber, liawleigh. 

jf'olice— Daly, Mallory, Oliver, Niesen, Kiordan. 

jLicense— Cullerton, Niesen, Lodding, Kyan, 
Eiszuer. 

Gaslights— C&iy, Waldo, Smyth, Phelps, 
Knopf. 

harbor and Bridges— Ryan, McCaffrey. Pear- 
sons, Cook, McNally 

Prin^i?<g— Schweisthal, Beidler, Turner, San- 
ders, Jonas. 

Markets— Waldo, Tully, Janssens, Thompson, 
W^etterer. 

Public Buildings— GoQli, Phelps, Seaton, Bal- 
lard, Kyan. _ 

Health and County Relations— Ballard, Thomp- 
son. Oliver Lawler, Daly. 

i*;/,ecitous— Seaton, Gilbert, Tuley, Throop, Mc- 
Nally. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the resolution be 
referred to the Committee on Judiciary, when 
appointed under the provisions of rule 43. 

Aid. Gilbert moved as an amendment, that it 
be referred to the Committee on Finance wh n 
appointed. . , , .^ ^ 

Aid. Cook raised the point of order that as 
there were no Committees yet adopted the pro- 
visions of rule 46 were not applicable. 

The Chair decided the point of order well 
taken. 

Aid Kyan presented the following as a substi- 
tute for the Committees named in Alderman 
Gilbert's resolution. 

Finance-Pearsons, Cullerton, Throop, Seaton. 
Schweisthal. 

Railroads— l^avilQY, Jonas, Mallory, Wetterer, 
Oliver. 

Judiciary— Tuley, Seaton, Cary, Cook, Kaw- 

b'lre and Water— Idaly, Kyan, McNurney, 
Knopf, Tully. 

Sffhooi8— Schweisthal, Tully, Throop, McNally, 
Ballard. 

Wliarfiag Privileges— Tiiszuev, Thompson, 
Waldo. Gilbert, Cook 

streets and Alleys, South Division -Tuley, 
Mallorv, Plielps, Sanders, Tully. 

Streets a id Alleys, North jDimsion,— Niesen, 
Wetterer, McCaffrey, Jonas. 

Streets and Alleys, West Division— l,oddmg, 
Kiordan, Lawler, Smyth McNurney, Cook, 
Kawleigh, Knopf, ^tauber. 

Wharves and Public (jrounds—Beidlev, ban- 
ders, Janssens, Daly, Lodding. 

Local Assessments— movdan, Thompson, Bal- 
lard, Waldo, Knopf. 



Apri^ 29.) 



[ISIS 



-Smyth, Eiszner, Stauber, Waldo* 
McCaffrey, Ballard, 
McNally, 



Bri^wdl- 
Knopf. 

Poljce— Oliver, Lodding. 
Stall Ijer. 

Jjfcfnse*— Janssens, Cook, Mallory, 
Lawlh". 

Gai Lights— Hysiu, Jonas, Ballard, McNurney, 
Tulei- 

Bafhors and Bridges— McNally, Eiszner, 
Schweisthal, Sanders, Gilbert. 

Prfifing— Wetterer, Smyth, McCaffrey, Tur- 
ner, ^eidler. 

il4"(}/7c6fs— Stauber, McCaffrey, Smyth, Riordan, 



Peaisons 
Pvbi 



Phelps, Tully, Eyan,Niesen, 
Turner, Cary, 



lie Buildings 
Cull^rton. 

BHUh and County Relations- 
Jan^ens, Throop, McNurney. 

j:irctio?w- Seaton, Cary, Cullerton, Eiszner, 
Jausens. 

Ai. Gilbert called the previous question on 
the yhole subject matter, and the call was sus- 
tambd. 

Tlie question then being on the substitute 
offeied bj Alderman Ryan, it was rejected by 
yeas and lays as follows : 

reas--A\d Tully, Turner, Lodding, Cullerton, 
McNally, Oliver, Lawler, McNurney, Eiszner, 
Ryan. Weterer. Janssens, McCnffrey. Jonas— 14. 

Nays—m^. Pearsons, Tulev, B Ikird. Sanders, 
Phelps, GMbert, Mallory, liionlaa. Beidler, 
Smyth, Co(k, Throop, Seaton,Rawit;ir,ii, Thomp- 
son. Knopi Stauber, Niesen, Waldo, Schweis- 
thal— 20. 

The questm recurring on the resolution of- 
fered by Allenuan Gilbert, it was adopted by 
yeas auduak as follows 

Tens--Ali\ Pearsons, Tuley, Rallard, Sanders, 
Phelps, Giiert, Mallory, Riordan Beidler, 
Smyth. Cok, Throop, Seatou, Rawleigh, 
Thompson. Knopf, Stauber, Niesen, Waldo, 
SchweisthaU20. 

iVays— AkuTully, Turner, Lodding, Cullerton 
McNally, Olrer, Lawler, McNuiney, Eiszner' 
Ryan, VVettefer, Janssens, McCaffrey, Jonas— 14' 

The follow^ are the Standing Committees as 
adopted 

Finci/ice— Persons, Schweisthal, Seaton, 
Throop, Sandrs 

iJaxz/oadfe'— lawleigh, Tully, Riordan, Ballard, 
Gilbert. 

Judiciary— \iley, Gilbert, Cullerton, Daly, 
Carv- 1 

Fij-e and Tti/er— Thompson, Sandeis, Cary, 
Mallory, Wett|er. 

-Sc/iooi.s— Beiler, Schweisthal, Cullerton, Tul- 
ly, Knopf. j 

Whaifiing touZegres— Lawler, Eiszner, Bal- 
lard, McCaffrd (, oulc. 

-treeL< and, lleyH, South Division — Gilbert, 



Sanders, Plieli 
atreets and 



Wetterer, Dal; Janssens 



(/eys. West Division— Throop. 



IScrectf^ and 
Rawleigli, Kuot, Siauber, Eiszner, Smyth, Oli 
ver, Hiurdan, i iding. 

Wharves anc-'abiic Grounds— Mallory, Wal- 



do, Ryan. Smy 



Local 



^iNse.s.sjewi^ 
)ei' 



, McN;illy 



McNurney, yt 

Bridewell- 
ber, Rawleigli 

Poiice— Dalyllallory, Oliver 



Wetterer. 

Public Buildbs- 
lard, Ryan. 



Turner, Pearsons. 

ilty)i, North Diuision— Niesen, 



Janssens, Jonas, Beidler, 

i\^urney. Turner, Lodding, Stau- 

, Niesen, Rior- 

Lodding, Ryan, 



Niesen, 



dan. 

i J cense — Culjton , 
Eiszner 

Crosti'ghfo- Ci, Waldo, Smyth, Phelps,Knopf. 

Harbor and (dyes— Ryan, McCaffrey, Pear- 
sons, Cook, Mciily. 

Priniiny— Sc/eisthal, Beidler, Turner. San- 
ders, Jonas. 

Markets— Who, Tully, Janssens, Thompson, 



-Cook, Phelps, Seaton, Bal- 



Healfh and County ReZafiorw— Ballard, Thomp- 
son, Oliver, Lawler, Daly. 

jBZecftons— Seaton, Gilbert, Tuley, Throop, Mc- 
Nally. 

Aid. Tully moved that the Coun«;il do now ad- 
journ. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Feas— Tully, Turner, Lodding, McNally, Jans- 
sens, McCaffrey.-6. 

iVai/s— Rearsons, Tuley, Ballard, Sanders, 
Phelps, Gilbert, Mallory, Cullerton, Riordan. 
Oliver, Lawler, Beidler, Smyth, Mc- 
Nurney, Eiszner, Cook, Throop, Seaton, Raw- 
leigh, Thompson, Knopf, Ryan, Stauber, Niesen, 
Waldo, Schweisthal, Wetterer, Jonas— 28. 

Aid, Gilbert moved that the Chair appoint a 
Committee of five whose duty it shall be to revise 
the rules, and report at their earliest conven- 
ience. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Chair appointed as such Committee, Aid. 
Gilbert, Ballard, Rawleigh, Seaton and Stauber. 

Aid. Throop presented an order concerning 
the unfluished business of the Council, and 
moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed : 

That all unfinished business, that may be re- 
turned to tlie City Clerk by aldermen, or from 
Committees of the old Council, be referred to the 
appropriate Committees of this Council. 

REPORTS OF CITY OFFICERS. 

The Clerk presented a communication from 
his Honor the Mayor covering list of names of 
persons pardoned from the House of Correction, 
during the week ending April 27th, 1878, which 
was 

Placed on file. 

The City Comptroller submitted a communica- 
tion concerning a wharfing mortgage on the W. 
i/s of lot 20, of Hayes & Shelby's subdivision of 
block 30, Carpenter's addition to (. hicago, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Inspectors of the House of Correction sub- 
mitted tiieir report fur the quarter ending March 
31, 1878, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Bridewell. 

The Department of Public Works submitted a 
report covering an ordinance changing the name 
of Tompkins street to Wintlirop Place, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys. W. D. 

The Clerk presented the report of Commis- 
sioners to make estimate for cindering Elston 
avenue from Milwaukee avenue to North ave- 
nue. 

Aid. Ryan moved thnt the report be approved, 
and the order thereto passed. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas— Aid. Pearsons, Tuley, Ballard, Sanders, 
Phelps, Gilbert, Mallory, Tully, Turner, Lodding, 
Rioidan, Morally Oliver, Lawler, Beidler, 
Smyth, McNurney, Eiszner, Cook, Throop, Sea- 
ton, Rawleigh, Thompson, Knopf, Ryan, Stau- 
ber, Niesen, Waldo, Schweisthal, Wetterer, 
Janssens, McCaffrey, Jonas— 33. 

Nays -CuLerton— 1 . 

PETITIONS, COMMUNTCATIOIMS AND ORDI- 

NANCKS. 

Tlie Clerk presented a communication from 
Thompson W. Stout, claiming the right to the 
seat in the Council held by Alderman Waldo, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Elections. 



April 29.], 



(1878 



The Clerk presented a communication from 
W. A. Hendrie and others concerning a violation 
of the ordinance relating to sidewalks, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, S.D. 

The Clerk presented a communication from 
D..A, Codmaii covfring sundrj^ executions for 
violation of City ordinances, which was 

Bef erred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

Tlie Clerk presented an ordinance for a side- 
walk on both sidf^s of Nixon street, from West 
Polk street to M'est Taylor street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys W. D. 

■ ALSO 

An ordinance for sidewalk on the south side 
of Flournoy street, from Rockwell street to West- 
ern avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, W.D. 

ALs5, 

An ordinance for sidewalk on the south side 
of West Eighteenth street, from Ashland avenue 
to Paulina street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys. W.D. 

ALSO, 

An ordinance for a sidewalk on the south side 
of Dexter s'reet, from Ashland avenue to Slade 
street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, S. D. 

ALSO, 

An ordinance for curbing, filling and paving 
LaSalle street, from Washington street to Van- 
Buren, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, S. D. 

ALSO, 

An ordinance for curbing, filling and paving 
Jackson street, from Clark street to Dearborn, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, S. D. 

ALSO. 

An ordinance for w;iter service pipes on Car- 
penter street, from West Washington street to 
Fulton street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, W. D. 

ALSO, 

An ordinance for 6 inch drains on Carpenter 
street, from West Washington street to Fulton 
street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, W. D. 

Aid. Pearsons presented an order directing the 
Department of Public Works to contract with 
James G. McBean, for paving the intersection of 
Dearborn and M;idison streets, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, S. D. 

Aid. Pearsons presented an order authorizing 
James B. Smith to pave South Water street, be- 
tween Fifth avenue and Lake street, by private 
contract, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, S. D. 



Aid. Tully presented an order authaizin^ 
James B. Smith to pave Wentworth a/enue 
from Twenty -second street to Twenty -ninth 
street by private contract, which was 

RefeiTcd to the Committee on Streets aid Al- 
leys S. D. 

Aid. Lodding presented a resolution comern- 
ing appropriation for sewers, and moved its 
adoption. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 

Resolved, That the Comptroller be and he is 
hereby requested to report to this Coundl as 
sodn as possible how much of the appropriition 
for sewerage purposes collected of all forme ap- 
propriations is due for the construction of lew- 
ers in different wards. 

Aid. Cullerton presented a petition for ths re- 
peal of an ordinance for widening West Ei>-ht- 
eentli street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets andAl- 
leys, W. D. 

Aid Lawler presented executions aganst 
Dennis Fitzgerald for violation of the crdinmc© 
concerning vehicles, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

Aid. Seaton presented a petition fir gas on 
Western avenue, between Madison street and 
Wilcox avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Gas Tights. 

Aid. Rawleigh presented a petition for paving 
Lincoln street irom Adams street .0 Jackson 
street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Strets and Al- 
leys, W. D. 

Aid. Ryan presented a preamble and resolu- 
tion directing the Comptroller to reort whether 
any of the members of the present Council are 
delinquent in their taxes, etc., aii moved its 
adoption 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution a adopted : 

Whekeas, The Charter provid« that no one 
shall be eligible for Alderman whds delinquent 
in his taxes ; therefore, be it 

Resolved, That the Comptrolleibe and he is 
hereby directed to report to thisJouncil at its 
next meeting whether any of the lembers of the 
present Council are delinquent i their taxes 
their names and the amount denquent to be 
given. 

Aid Ryan presented an orde directing the 
Board of Education to erect a 2-room school 
building on the corner of Armoimnd West Ohia 
street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Jhools. 

ADJOURNMENT. 

Aid. Lawler moved that the ouncil do now 
adjourn. 

The motion prevailed and th( Council stood 
adjourned. 

CASLR BUTZ 

City Clerk, 



May 6,] 



B 



1878. 



CITY COUNCIL. 



REGULAR MEETING. 



l^J^ir 6, 1B78. 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 

P7xse.nt—A\(}. Pearsons, Tiiley, Ballard, San- 
ders. Plielps, Gilbeit. Mallory, Tully, Turner, 
Lodding, Cnllfrton. Kiordan, McNaliy, Oliver, 
Lawler. Eeidler, Smyth, McNuiney. Eiszner, 
Cook, Throop, Seatoti, Kawleigh, Thompson,^ 
Knopf, Ryan, Stanber, Waldo, Schweisthal, 
"Wetterer, Janssens, Mc('aff]-ey, Jonas. 

Ahsenf—A\c\. Gary, Nieseii, Daly, and PIls 
Honor the Mayor. 

Aid. Cook moved that Aid. Tuley take the 
Chair. 

Aid. Cifllerton demanded the yeas and nays, 
and 

The motion prevailed hy the following vote : 

Ffrts— Aid. Pearsons, Ballard, Sanders, 
Phelps, Gilbert, Kiordan. Eeidler, Smyth. Eisz- 
ner, ro('k, Throop, Seaton, Piawlcigh, Thomp- 
son. Knopf, WMklo, IVFcCaftrey— !7. 

Nayy—A]c\. Tully, Turner, Lodding. Cullerton, 
McNally, Lawler, Ryan, Janssens, Jonas— 9. 

MIKTJTES. 

Aid. Rawleigh moved that the minutes of the 
regular meeting held April 29, 1878, be approved 
without being read. 

The motion prevailed. 

REPORTS OF CITT OFFICERS. 

The Clerk presented a communication from 
HisHrnorthe Mayor covering a list of names 
of persons pardoned from the House of Correc- 
tion during the week ending May 4, 1878. 

Aid. Rawleigh moved that the communication 
he placed on file. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Comptroller submitted a report in answer 
to a resolution passed by the City Council 
April 29, 1878, asking whether any members of 



the Council are delinquent in their taxes, which 

was ^ 

Accepted and placed on file. • 

The Department of Public Works submitted 
a report on the claim of Edward S. Drye)- for 
comppusation for constructing a sewer in Lin- 
coln Place, which was 

Laid over and published. 

The following is the report : 

Departmktstt OF Public Works, I 
Chicago, April 24, 1878. ( 

To the Honorable M. Heath, Dejoartment of Pub- 
lic Worht^ : 

The undersigned, assistant Engineer in charge 
of sewers, to wiiom is referred the petition of 
E. S. Dryer, for a special appropriation to be 
made to refund to him an advance of $530.56, 
made in the year 1S76, respectfully reports : 

1. That no promisp was held out bv any one 
connected with this Dppartment, or the Board 
of Public Works preceding it, by the Mayor or 
Comptroller, that the certificate issued to Mr. 
Dryer should be paid in any other wa^ than is 
shown on the face thereof, that is, when the 
other sewers are laid in the ISW^i of Section 
33, 40, and 14, which is not vet the case ; and 
also that there is no balance in the sewerage 
tax fund belonging to Ward 15, from which pay- 
ment of the same could be made. 

There are other certificates outstanding for 
advance for building sewers in the said Fif- 
teenth Ward, amounting, together with that of 
Mr. Dryer, to ,$2,021.19, most of which were prior 
in date to that of his. It is respectfully recom- 
mended that the whole of these shall be refund-* 
ed from the sewerage tax fund of 1878, of $75,ooo, 
authorized by the Council March 25, 1878, in the 
appi-opriations of that date, when the same is 
collected. Respectfully submitted, 

'W. H. Clarke, 
Assistant Enffineer, 
In charge of Sewerage. 



May 6,) 



6 



[1876 



The Superintendent of Buildings submitted 
his report for tlie month ending April 30, 1878, 
which was _ ., , 

Referred to the Committee on Public Build - 
ings.j 

The Department of Public Works submitted a 
report on a petition for the opening of Thirty- 
eighth street from State to Indiana avenue, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, S. D. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for repealing the or- 
dinance for a sidewalk on West Twenty-sixth 
street, was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, W. D. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance changing the name 
of Williaui street to Tilden street. 

Aid. Lavvler moved that the ordinance be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Feas— Aid. Peaxsons, Sanders, Phelps, Gil- 
bert, Mallory, TuUv, Turner, Lodding, Culler- 
ton, Riordan, McNaily, Oliver, Lawlei, Beidler, 
Smytli, McNurney, Eiszner, Cook, Throop, Sea- 
ton', Rawleigli, Tl)onij)Soii, Knopf. Ryan, Waldo. 
Wetterer. Janssens. McCaffrey, Jonas— 28. 

Nays— Aid. Tuley— 1. 

The following is the ordinance as passed : 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 

Ciiicago : 

Section l. That the name of the street here- 
tofore known as William street, running east 
and west through blocks 26 and 27, Canal Trus- 
tees Subdivisioii of W. Yz and Y\'. V% <'f N. E. 14 of 
Section 17, T. 39, N. R. 14 E., from Morgan street 
to Centre avenue, be and tlie same is hereby 
1 hanged to Tilden streer. 

Sec. 2. This ordinance shall be in force from 
and after its passage. 

The Clerk presented the report cf the Com- 
missioners to mak'-^ estimate for six lamp-posts 
on tlie east side of South Park boulevard, from 
Douglas avenue to about 900 feet south of Doug- 
las avenue. 

Aid. Mallory moved that the report be ap- 
proved and tlie order thereto attached be passed. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Fe«,s— Aid. Pearsons, Balhird, Tuley. Sanders, 
Phelps, Gilbert, allory, Tully, Turner, Lod- 
ding. Riordan. McNally. Oliver, Lawler, Beidler, 
Smyth, McN rney, Eiszn'er, Cook. Seaton, 
Rawlei!.;h, Rvan. vValdo, Schweisthal, Wetter- 
er, Jaiissei'S, McCaffrey, Jonas— 28. 

iVa.(/s— Aid. Cullerton, Throop, Thompson, 
Knoi>f— 4. 

By unanimous consent Alderman Gilbeit, of 
the'Special Connuittee on Rules, to whom was 
referred the quesiion of rules for the present 
Council, submitted a report recommending the 
adoptioii of accompanying rules. 

Aids. Ryan and Cullerton requested that the 
repoi t be'def erred for final action until the next 
regular meeting. 

bo ordered. 

^Id. Ryan moved that the rules recommend- 
• ed by the Commiitee be pubhshed. 
The motion prevailed. 



The following are the proposed rules : 

RULES AND ORDER OF BUSINESS 

of ihe 
CITY COUNCIL 

of the 

CITY OF CHICAGO. 
MEETINGS OF THE CITY COUNCIL. 

Rule l.— Regular meetings of the City Coun- 
cil shall be held every Monday evening at 7 : 30 
o'clock, unless otherwise ordered at a regular 
meeting. Special meetings may be held at any 
time, on call of the Mayor, or any three or more 
aldermen ; such call shall be in writing, duly 
signed, and shall be presented to the Clerk, who 
snail proceed immediately to prepare notices of 
the same, and shall cause the m to be served on 
the members of the Council, in the usual man- 
ner ; such notices shall describe, in brief, the 
natui'e or objects of the call. 

At every special meeting the call for the same 
shall be read and afterward filed by the Clerk ; 
and no business, other than that proposed by the 
call shall be in order at such meeting. 

OltDER OF BUSINESS. 

Rule 2.— At the liour appointed for the meet- 
ing, the Clerk, (or some one appv)inted to fill his 
place >, shall proceed to call the roll of members, 
mark the absentees, and announce whether a 
quorum (i. e., a majoritv of all the members 
elected) be present. Upon the appearance of a 
quorum the Council shall be called to order, the 
presiding officer taking the Chair, if present, 
and the Council appoiniing a temporary Chair- 
man, if he should be absent. If a quorum do 
not appear, the Council shall not thereby stand 
adjourned unless by a vote of the members 
present. When a quorum is present the Coun- 
cil shall proceed to the business before it, which 
shall be conducted in the following order : 

1. The reading of the Minutes of the proceed- 
ings of tiie last meeting or meetings, amend- 
ment and approval of ihe same, unless dis- 
pensed with by the Council. 

2. Reports of City Officers. 

3. Untinished business of preceding meetings. 

4. Presentation of i)etitions, communications, 
resolutions and ordiimnces 

5. lieports of Standing Committees. 

6. Reports c»f Select Committees # 

7. Miscellaneous Business. 

Rule 3.— All questions relating to the priority 
of busuiess shall be decided without debate. 

DUTIES AND PRIVILEGES OF THE PRESI- 
DENT. 

Rule 4.--The presiding officer shall preserve 
order and decorum, and may speak to points of 
order in preference to other members, rising 
from his seat for that piirpose, and shall decide 
all questions of order, subject to an appeal to 
the City Council, on which appeal no member 
shall speak more than once without the unani- 
mous consent of the Council. 

Rule 5. -VVnde the uresiding officer is put- 
ting ilie question, no member shall walk across 
or out of toe Council room. 

Rule 6.— Every member previ(ms to his 
sneaking, sha I rise from his seat and address 
himself to the presiding officer, and say, "Mr. 
President," but shall not proceed with his re- 
marks until recognized and named by the Chair. 

Rule 7.- When two or more members rise at 
once, the ))residing officer shall name the mem- 
ber wii.» IS fir t to speak. 

Rule 8.— During the session of the Council, 
only City officers, ex-aldermen and persons con- 
nected with the press shall be admitted within 



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the bar of the City Council Chamber, unless 
upon invitation of the Chairman. Lobbying 
shall not be permitted. 

EULE 9.— In case of any disturbance or disor- 
derly conduct, the presiding officer shall have 
the power to require the Chamber to be cleared 
if necessarv. ., .^ 

KULE 10. -Smoking shall be strictly prohibit- 
ed in the Council Chamber during the sessions 
of the Council. 

DUTIES AJfD PRIVILECxES OF MEMBERS. 

EuLE 11.— When a mf^mber wishes to ])resent 
a communication, petition, order, resolution or 
other oriuinal matter, he shall rise in his place 
and briefly state its nature before piesenting 
tlie same : and the Chairman shall call each 
"Ward for the 4th order of business, beginning 
one meeting at the First Ward, and the next 
meeting at the Eigliteentli Ward, and so on al- 
ternately during the term of the Council. 

EuL,E 12.— No member, without leave of the 
Council, shall speak more than once upon the 
same subject until every member desirous of 
•speaking shall liave spoken ; and no member 
shall speak longer than five minuies at any one 
time except by consent of the Council. 

EuLE 1.3.--A member called to order by the 
€hair shall Immediately sit down, unless per- 
mitted to explain. If there be no appeal, the 
■decision of tlie Chair shall be conclusive ; but if 
the member appeal irom the decision of the 
Chair, the Council shall decide on ihe case. 

EuLE 14.--While a member is speaking, no 
member shall hold any private discourse, nor 
pas«i between the speaker and the Chair. ^ 

EuLE 15.- -Every niember who shall be pres- 
ent when a question is stated from the Chair 
shall vote thereon, unless excused by the Coun- 
cil, or unless lie is directly interested in the 
question, in which case he shall not vote. 

EuLE 16.— No member shall be allowed to 
leave the Council while in session, unless ex- 
cused by the presiding olncer ; and for attempt- 
ing to flo so, o>' for persistent violation ')f any 
other rule or order, mav be lestrained. or other- 
wise dealt with, as the Pre.sident ot the Council 
may direct. 

MOTIONS AND RESOLUTIONS. 

EuLE 17.— Any matter before the Council may 
be sec down as a Si>ecifd ordi-'r of business ;it a 
time ceitiiin, if two thirds of the aldfn-men pre- 
sent vote in the affirmative, but not otherwise. 

EuDE 18.— No monon shall be put or debated 
unless it be seconded. When a motion is second- 
ed it shall be stated by tlie presidmg officer be- 
fore debate, and evei'y such motion shall be re- 
duc d to writing, if ri'qnired by a member. 

EuLE 19. -.After a motion or resolution Is 
stated by the i)residing officer, it shall be deemed 
to be in possession of the Coiincil, but may be 
witiulrawn at any time before deci->ionor aniend- 
m.ent, by coisent of tlie Council. 

EuLK 20 --If the question in debate contains 
several distinct propositions, any member may 
have the same divided when the sense admits 
of it. 

EuLE 21. --In all cases where a resolution or 
motion is euiered on the minutes of the Council, 
the name of the member moving the same shall 
be entered also. 

TAKi:,fG AND ENTERING VOTE. 

Rule 22.— If any member require it, the yeas 
and ways upon any question shall be taken and 
ent- red on the minutes ; but the yeas and nays 
sha'.l not betaken unless called for previous to 
any vote on the question. 

EuLE 2,3. --The result of all votes by yeas and 
nays shall not be announced by the Clerk, but 
shall be lianded by him to the Chairman for an - 
nouucemeut, and no vote shall be changed 



after the tally list has passed from the hands of 
the Clerk. 

PRECEDENCE OF QUESTIONS 

EuLE 24.— When a bhuik is to be filled and 
different sums or times i)roposed, the question 
shall be taken tirst on the lesser sum or the 
longest time. 

EuLE 25.-- When a question is under debate 
the only motions in order, shall be ; l.to adjourn 
to a day certain ; 2, to adjourn ; 3, to lay on the 
table ; 4, the previous qiiestion ; 5, to refer ; 6, 
to amend ; 7, to substitute : 8, to ])Ostpone inde- 
finitely or to a day certain ; No?. 2, 3 and 4 to be 
decided without debate. 

ADJOURNMENT. 

EuLE 26.-- A motion to adjourn the Council 
shall always be in order, except : 1, when a mem- 
ber is m possession of the floor ; 2, while the yeas 
and nays are being called ; 3. when the members 
are voting : 4, when adjournment was the last 
preceding motion ; and'-5, when it has been de- 
cided that the previous question shall be taken. 

EuDE 27. --Amotion simply lo adjourn can- 
not be amended, but a motion to adjourn to a 
time named may be and is open to debate. 

EuLE 28.- The Council, betvv^een the second 
Monday in July and tlie second Monday in Sep- 
tember may adjourn over one or more regular 
meetings, on a vote of a majority of all the al- 
dermen authorized by law to be elected. 

PREVIOUS QUESTION. 

EuLE 29. --When the previous question is 
moved and seconded it shall be put in this form : 
" Shall the main question now be put?" If tiiis 
is carried, all further amendments and all fur- 
th r motions and debates shall be excluded, and 
the question oe put without delay, u])on the 
pending amendments in the proper oriier, and 
then upon the main question. 

TO LAY ON THE TABLE. 

Rule 30.- -A motion to simply lay a question 
on tile table is not debatable ; but a motion to 
lay on the table and publish, or, a,n\ other con- 
dition, is subject to amendment and debate. 

A motion to take a subject matter from the 
table may be proposed the same meeting, pro- 
vided two-thirds of the aldermen present vote 
there or. 

KuLK 31 --A motion to lay any particulai" 
proposition on the table shall apply to tlitit pro- 
position only. 

INDEFINITE POSTPONBMEilT. 

EuLE 32.--When a motion is postponed in- 
deflniteiy, it shall not be again taken up at the \ 
same meeting. 

TO REFER. 

EuLE .33— A motion to refer to a standing 
committee shall take precedence of a similar 
moLion for a special committee. 

TO AMEND . 

EuLE 34.- A motion to amend an amendment 
shall be in order, but one to amend an amend- 
mei.t to an amendment shall not be entertained. 

EuLE ,35.— An amendment modifying the in- 
tent on of a motion shall i)e in order ; but an 
amendnieni relating to a d.fferent subject shall 
not be in order. 

EuLF, 36.- On an amendment to '-strike out 
and insert. " the paragraph to be amended shall 
fust Ite read as it stands, then the words pr >- 
posed to be stricken out. and those to be insert- 
ed, and, finally, the paragraph as ii will stand if 
so amended shall be read. 



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TO SUBSTITUTE. 

EuLE 37.--Asul>stitutefov any original pro- 
position in debate may l>e entertained when fur- 
ther amendnient is not admissible: and if ac- 
cepted by tlie mover of sucli original proposition 
or by the Council by vote, it shall entirely su- 
persede such original proposition, and cut off all 
amendments appertaining thereto. 

RECONSIDERATION. 

EULE 38.--Avoteor question may be recon- 
sidered at any time during the same meeting, or 
at the first regular meeting held thereafter. A 
motion for ]-econsideration being once made and 
decided in the negative, shall not be renewed, 
nor shall a vote to reconsider be reconsidered. 

KuLE 39. --A motion to reconsider must be 
made and seconded bv members who voted in 
the majority, unless otherwise provided in the 
charter. Provided, however, that where a mo- 
tion is lost by reason of not receiving a two- 
thirds vote required for its passage, a motion to 
reconsider may be made and seconded by those 
voting in the liiinority. 

PRECEDENCK OF BUSINESS. 

Eur.E 40— The City Council shall at all regular 
meetings resume bu"siness at the same order on 
which i"t was engaged innnediateiy proceeding 
the Inst adjournment, with the exception of ord- 
ers JSos. 1 and 2 of Kule 2, which shall be called 
and disposed of before resuming business as 
herein provided. 

STANDING COMMITTEES. 

EuLE 41— The following shall be the standing 
committees of the City Council : 

1. On Finance. 

2. On Eailroads. 

3. On Judiciary. 

4. On Fire and Water. 

5. On Scho.ils. 

6. On Streets and Allevs, South Division. 

7. On Streets and Allevs, North Division. 

8. On Streets and Alleys, West Division. 

9. On Wharves and Pu>>lic Grounds. 

10. On Wharfing Privileges. 

11. On Local Assessments. 

12. On Bridewell. 

13. On Police. 
14 On Licenses. 

15. On r4as Lights. 

16. On Harbor and Bridges. 

17. On Printing. 

18. On iAIarkets. 

19. On Public Buildings. 

20. On Health and County Eelations. 

21. On Elections. 

EuuE 42— The standing committees of the city 
Council shall consist of ffve members each, ex- 
cept the several Committees on Streets and Al- 
levs, which shall be composed each of as many 
Aldermen as there are wards in the Division re- 
presented. 

SELECT COMMITTEES. 

EuLE 4.3— On the acceptance of a final report 
from a select committee, the said committee 
shall be discharged without, a vote, unless other- 
wise ordered. 

JURISDICTION OF COMMITTEES. 

EuEE 44— All matters relating- exclusively to 
the streets and alleys in any Division of the city 
shall be referred to the committee of that Divis- 
ion. And in all instances where individual 
wards onlv are interested, the papers referred 
shall be directed to the member whose ward is 
concerned. 

EuLE 45— Unless in cases of emergency, com- 
mittee meetings shall be called at least twenty- 
four hours prior to the time of meeting, and each 



member shall attend promptly at the hour stated 
in the notice, or, if unable to do so, shall notify 
in writing the chairman of the committee to that 
effect ; and th! ee consecutive violations of this. 
Eule shall subject the offender to removal from 
the committee by the President of the Council.. 

Rule 46— .\ll ordinances, petitions, resolu- 
tions, orders and communications to the Council,, 
shall, unless by unanimous consent, be referred 
to appropriate committees, to be decided by the 
Chair, and onlv acted upon by the Council at a 
subsequent meeting, on the report of the com- 
mittee having the same in charge. 

EULE47— When two or more committees are- 
called, the Chair shall decide to which commit- 
tee the subject matter shall go. 

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES 

EuLE 48--Standing and select committees to 
whom references are made shall, in all cases, re- 
port in writing, at least once in each month, un- 
less further time be granted by a vote of the 
Council, the state of facts with their opinion 
thereon. Minority reports may be received at 
the same time witii majority reports. 

Eule 49— All reports of committees shall be 
addressed " To the Mavor and Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago, in Council assembled." They 
shall briefly describe the matter referred, and 
the conclusion to which the Committee has ar- 
rived ; which conclusion shall be summed up in 
the farm of an ordinance, order, resolution, re- 
commendation, or some other distinct proposi- 
tion. 

• GENEFAL PROVISION. 

Eule 50— No order or resolution, involving di- 
rectly or indirectly, the expemliture of money 
from" the. city treasury, and no ordinance (except 
such ordinances as are sent to the Council by 
the Department of Public Works relating to 
public improvements, to be paid for by special 
assessments,) shall be finally passed by the City 
Council until the same shall have been published 
and then only finally acted upon at a subsequent 
meeting. 

Eule 51— The rules of parliamentary prartice 

I comprised in '• Roberts' Rules of Order," shall 

i govern the Council in all cases to which they are 

applicable, and in which they are not iuconsist- 

I ent with the standing rules of this Council. 

SUSPENSION, ETC., OF RULES. 

Eule 52— These rules may be temporarily sus- 
pended bv a vote of two-thirds of the Aldermen 
present ; but shall not be repealed, altered or 
amended, unless by concurrence of two-thirds, 
of all the aldermen entitled by law to be elected. 

SERGEANT- AT- ARMS. 

Eule 53-There shall be elected by ballot, by 
the members of this Council, a Sergeant-at- 
Arms of this Council, who shall preserve order, 
obey the directions of the City Council, and per- 
form all duties usually appertaining to the ollice 
of Sergeant-at-Arins of deliberative assemblies. 
Said Sergeant-at-Arms shall have power to ap- 
point such number of assistants as he may deem 
necessary, for any length of time, not exceeding 
twenty-four hours at any one time; Provided, 
That such Sergeant-at Arms shall be removable 
at the will of the Council, by resolution duly 
adopted. 

CENSURE. 

EuTiE 54— Anv member acting or appearing In 
a lewd or disgraceful manner, or who uses op- 
probrious, obscene or insulting language to or 
about any member of the City Council or who 
does not obey the order of the Chair, shall be, on 
motion, censured by a majority vote o' the mem- 
i bers present, or expelled by a two-thirds vote ot 
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Sereeant-at-Arms. his assistants, or any person 
acting under direction of the Chair, shall cause 
the member censured to vacate his seat and 
come before the bar of the Council, and receive 
censure from the Chair. 

PETITIONS, COMMUNICATIOKS AND 
OKDINANOES. 

Aid. Pearsons presented an ordinance author- 
izing \V. H. Watson to pave Washington street, 
between State street and Dearborn street, with 
pine blocks, one inch thick, etc., and moved its 
passage. . , 

The motion prevailed by 'yeas and nays as fol- 

Feo."*— Aid. Pearsons, Ballard, Sanders, Phelps, 
Gilbert, Mallorv. Tully, Turner, Lodding. Culier- 
ton, Kiotdan.McNallv Oliver, Lawler, Beidler, 
Smyth, McNurnev, Eiszner, Cook, Thioop, Sea 
ton, Rawleigh. Thompson, Knopf, Ryan, Stau • 
her. W^aldo, Schweistlial, Wetterer, Janssens, 
McCaffrey. Jonas— 32. 

Nays — Tuley— 1 . 

The following is the ordinance as passed : 

ORDINANCE, 

Whereas, on the 10th day of December, 1877, 
an order was passed by the Council directing the 
Department of Public Works to grant a permit 
to W.H.Watson to pave Washington street, 
betwet^n State street and Dearborn street, with 
Cedar blocks, and 

Whfrea.<, Since that date, a majority of the 
property owners have expressed a desire to have 
the pavement laid with pine instead of cedar, 
therefore 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago ; 

Section l. That permission is hereby grant- 
ed to W. H.Watson to pave Washington street, 
from State street«to Dearborn street, with white 
pine blocks, one inch thick and six inches long, 
dipped in paving composition, and laid in close 
contact with each otlier, on a one inch board 
foundation, instead of cedar blocks as directed 
by tlie order of Dei^ember 10, 1877. 

SEC. 2. This ordinance shall be in force from 
and after its passage. 

Aid. Pearsons presented an order directing the 
Department of Public Works to enter into a con- 
tract with W. H. Watson to pave in front of one 
eighth not represented in the private contract 
for paving Washington street. 

Aid. Lawler moved that the order be passed 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol • 
lows : 

Feax— Aid. Pearsons, Ballard, Sanders, Phelps, 
Gilbert, Mallory. Tully, Turner, Lodding, Culler- 
ton, McNallv, Oliver. Lawler, Beidler, Smyth, 
McNurney. Eiszner, Throop, Seaton, Rawleigh. 
Thompson, Knopf, Ryan, Stauber, Waldo, 
Schweisthal, Wetterer, Janssens, McCaffrey, 
Jonas— 30. 

Nays— Aid. Tuley, Cook- -2. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Department of PublicWorks 
is hereby directed to enter into a contract with 
W. H. Watson, to pave in front of the one-eighth 
not represented ia his private contract, for pav- 
ing Washington street, at the same price as is 
mentioned in said private contract. 

Aid. Pearsons presenter) an ordinance for pav- 
ing Washington street in front of sub-lot 10 of 
Asse.ssor's Division of lots 3, 4, and 5, block 37, 
Original Town of Chicago, and moved its pass- 
age. 

The motion prevailed and the ordinance was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Feos— Pearsons, Tulev, Ballard, Sanders, 
Phelps, Gilbert, Mallory, Tully, Turner, Lod- 
ding, Cullerton, Riordan, McNally, Lawler, 
Beidler, Smyth, McNurney, Eiszner, Cook 



Throop. Seaton, Rawleigh. Thompson. Knopf, 
Ryan, Stauber, Waldo, Wetterer, Janssens, Mc- 
Caffrey, Jonas.— 31. 
iVai/'s— None. 

Aid. Tuley presented a resolution directing the 
Comptroller to report to the Council a statement 
of all unexpended balances for years prior to 
1878, etc.. which was 

Referred to tlie Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Gilbert presented a resolution directing 
the Department of Public Works to prepare an 
ordinance for a sidewalk on the west side of 
South Park avenue, from Tliirty-first street to 
Thirty-fifth street, and on the north side of Thir- 
ty-third street, from Indiana avenue to South 
Park avenue, and moved its adoption. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 

Resolved, That the Department of Public 
Works be directed to prepare a proper ordinance 
for a sidewalk on the west side of South Park 
avenue, from Thirty-ftrst street to Thirty-fifth 
street, and on the north side of Thirty third 
street, from Indiana avenue to South Park ave- 
nue, and return the same to this Council at its 
next regular meeting. 

Aid. Tully presented a petition for the open- 
ing of Fake street through to Archer avenue, 
which was 

Refen-ed to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys S. D. 

Aid. Turner presented a resolution directing 
the Department of Public Works to lay water 
mains on Lowe avenue, from Twenty-sixth 
street to 30th street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Fire and 
Water. 

Aid. Turner presented the petition of Mrs 
Hugh Maher, for cancellation of a tax sale cer- 
tificate, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Local Assess- 
ments. 

Aid. Turner presented a petition for sewer on 
Wallace street, from Twenty -fifth street to 
Twenty -ninth street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, S.D. 

Aid. Lodding presented the petition of Peter 
Schafer, f o • permission to erect a bridge gate 
at one of the bridges in the city. 

Aid. Lodding moved that tlie Department of 
P blic Works be instructed to permit Mr, Scha- 
fer to erect his gate at Eighteenth street bridge, 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Cullerton presented the petition of O. C. 
Whitney, for relief from a bail bond, which was 
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

Aid. Cullerton presented an order directing 
the l')epartment of Public Works to pay team- 
sters three dollars per day per team, used in the 
service of the city, and moved its pa.ssage. 

Aid. Schweisthal moved to lay the order on the 
table. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows ; 

Fea.9- -Aid. Pearsons, Ballard, Phelps, Smyth, 
McNurney, Throop, Schweisthal— 7. 

iVai/.s— Aid. Tuley, Sandeis, Gilbert, Mallory, 
Tully. Turner, Lodding, Cullerton, Riordan, Mc- 
Nally, Oliver, Lawler, Beidler, Eiszner. Cook, 
Seaton. Rawleigh, Thompson, Knopf, Ryan, 
Stauber, W; Ido, Wetterer, Janssens, McCaffrey. 
Jonas- -26. 

Aid. Cullerton 'called for [theprevious ques- 
tion. 

The Council refused to order the main ques- 
tion by yeas and nays as follows : 



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Yeas— Aid. Tally, Lodding, CuUerton, Rior- 
dan, McNally, Oliver, Lawler, Smyth, McNur- 
ney,.Eiszner, Seatoi), Staubt^r, Wetieivr- 13. 

jy'iy.s--Ald. Pearsons, Tuley, Ballard. Sanders, 
Phelps, Gilbert. Mallory, Turner. Beidler, Cook, 
Throop, Kawleigh, Thompson. Knopf, :Walao, 
Janssens, McCaffrey, .)onas--18. 

Aid. Kawleigh moved that the order be re- 
ferred to the Committee on Finance. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid Cnllerton nresented an order directing 
the Comptroller and Treasurer to report at tue 
next regular meeting tlie amount of money in 
the City Treasuiy, April 30, 1878, and to what 
funds credited, and moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as]passed : 
Ordered, That the Citv Comptroller and City 
Treasurer be and thev are hereb\ directed to re- 
port to this Council at its next regular meeting 
the amount of money ir he 'i reasury on the 
30th day of April. 1878, and to what funds said 
money is credited. 

Aid. Cullerton presented a preamble and res- 
olution concerning the stone to be used in the 
Construction of the City Hall, which was ordered 

Published and referred to the Committee on 
Judiciary. 

The foUowmg is the preamble and resolution : 

"Wherkas, Tlie Department of Public Works, 
togeth r with the Building Committee of the 
C<'mncil, have taken upon thenisolves to deter- 
mine the kind and quiilitv of the stone to be 
us.'d in the City's portion of the City Hall 
and Court House ; and 

Whki{BAS, Said Department a!;d Committee, 
so far as their action n-lated totbe kind of stone 
to be usi-d in said building, have acted w tliont 
any auchority whatsoever, as she following will 
show 

1. An ordinance passed hy the Council Aug. 
9, 1875. 

The following'is the ordinance as'passed : 

AN ORDINANCE. 

Kewealing all ordinances, orders, and resolutions 
hervtofore pa^^setl elating to tiie erection of a 
City Hall, and rescinding all former actmn of 
the Council either in the selection or election 
of an architect or arcliitects, or other thing 
done in the premis.'S. 

Be it ordained by the Cliy Coancil of the City of 

Chicago : 

Sec 1. That all ordina'ices and pa ts of or- 
di ances orders, and resolutions in any manner 
pertai' ing or relating to the erection and ('(m- 
Ktruction of the City's portion of a new City H;l11 
and Court Hon eon the Public square commonly 
known as the Court House square, tliesa.me being 
block 3;), Origin 1 Town of Ciiicago, or the prep- 
aration of plans and specifications therefor, be 
and the same are hereby repealed. 

Sec. 2. That all former action of the City 
Council of the City of Chicago, selecting or 
electing any person or persons as an architect 
or arclutects to prepare the necessary plans and 
speciticati(ms for the en-cticm and constructiDii 
of the City's portion of said building, ol- to do 
any other thing or service whatever in or about 
the pr.mises, lie and the same is hereby repeal- 
ed and resriuded. ^. - , 

Ski' 3. Nothing in this ordinance contained 
shall be so consirued as to in any manner affect 
or in any wise "-escind, impair, or annul any con- 
tract or other agreement now subsisting l)e- 
tween the City of Chicago and the county of 
Cook, either as to the place where said building 
is to be erected or other thing pertaining to the 
erection and construction of said building joint- 
ly with said county of Cook. 



Sec. 4. This ordinance shall take effect and 
be in force from and after its passage. 

2. An order passed the same evening. 
The following is the order as passed : 
Ordered, That one architect shall be appoint- 
ed, whose duty it sh ill be to prepare the neces- 
sary plans and specitlc itions for the erection of 
tlie City's portion of a new City Hall and Court 
House iipou block thirty- nine (39) i,i the Origin- 
al Town of Chicigo, commonly known as the 
Court House square, and the general exterior 
desi-iu of the same to be of a uniform character 
and apoearance, as shall be agreed upon by said 
architect and Board of Public Works and said 
County Commissioners, said architect, when 
the plans and speciticatious for said building 
shaU have been prepared by him and agreed • 
upon by said Board, to takecharge of and super- 
intend the constructions of said buildaig to its 
completion under the direction and control of 
said Board of Public Works, and s.iid architect 
shall also do and perform every other service or 
thing necessary to be done, in and about the 
construction anid erection of tht^ City's portion 
of said building to completion which shall be re- 
quired to be done and performed by him as 
such architect by said Board of Pa )lic Works, 
and said art-hitect sliall receive from the City of 
Chicago as his full compensation for his entire ser- 
vices as such architect the sum ot$a7,500, said sum 
being 3 per cent of the sum of .f 1.250,000. which 
shall be the entire cost of the City's portion of 
said building ; and such compensation shall be 
in full f<.r all services of sucli architect, and no 
other or further compensation whatever shall be 
paid 10 him by said City That whenever said 
arciiitectshairhave beju so appointed and the 
plans and speciticatious agreed upon m manner 
af<n-esaid, said Board of Pu>dic Works shall, 
without unnecessary delay, pio eed to adver- 
tise in the manner req dred by law for propos- 
als for excavating and puttin.Q»in the foundation 
upio the established grade line for that portion 
of said building to be occupied oy the City gov- 
ernment, and situated west of the north and 
south center line of said block, and to let 
the contract or contracts therefor. And during 
the progress of said work the Board is directe i 
to a ivertise in the manner required by law for 
pronosals for furnishing all the nrat( ri Is, and 
doiup- the remainder of the work necessary to be 
done to c(miplete the erection or construction 
of the City's portion of said building, and to let 
the contract or contracts therefor ; the contract 
or contracts for excavai ing and puttmg in said 
foundali(mforthe City's ponion of said bund- 
ing, as also the contract or contracts for furnish- 
ing the materials for and i)erforming the re- 
mainder of the work necessary to be d ne to 
complete the City's portion of said ijuilding, to 
be let in eacn instance whenever the Board of 
(3ounty Commissioners shall have let the con- 
tract or contracts for doing like work, and fur- 
nisliing the material for the construction of the 
County's porticm of said building, so that the 
construction and erection of the City's portion 
of said building and the County's porti<m thereof 
shall l)e beg n and progress to completion sim- 
ultaneously, or nearly as may be. 

And Ue it nirJier provided, That the stone to 
be used in the construction of said building be 
hereafter determined by the fitv Council. 

3. An ordinance delegaatmg the power to put 
in the foundations of said buikling, passed Sept. 
3d, 1877. 
The following is the ordinance as passed : 

ORDINANCE, 

Be it ordained by the City Cmncil of the City of 
Chicaqo : 

Section 1. That the Departmmt of Public 
Works m connection witii the building commit- 
tee of this Council, be and they are hereby au- 
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Ih'ejasnves to put in the foundations of the city 
hall buildhig upon its original site, and accord- 
liisi to sue i plans and specifications, and in siicli 
manner as tliev, or a majority of then), may de- 
cide upon, and to employ such help and let sucli 
•contract in carrying on said vvoi k as may seem 
T)r()per and advisable, as provided by Uw. 

Sec. 2. This ordinance s all take effect and 
•be in force from and after its passage. 

4. An ordinance passed March 18, 1878, under 
■which the Department and Committee assumed 
'■the power t" ) d termme the quality and kind of 
•stone to be used. 

The following is the ordinance as passed : 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 

Chicauo: 

Section l. The Department of Public Works 
In connection with the building committee of 
this Council, is hereby author. zed as soon as the 
plans and speciflcaiions of the City Hall are 
completed, to adverrise for bids for the mason, 
cut-btone and iron work for the City Hall build- 
ing, and to let the contract or contracts hnrefor 
to the lowest responsible bidder or bidders : 

^nd PF/jerea-N', It thus appears by the records 
the power is still in tne Council to deiermine the 
kmd of stone to he used thereiure be it 

limolV' d, That the stone lo be used i;. the con- 
strnction of the City's porriou of the City Hall 
-and Court House, snail be of Leniont ame stone. 

Aid. Lawler presented an o der concerning 
the lighting, cleaniuu, etc., of street lamps, and 
moved us passage. 

The motion prevailed . 

The followiiu is the o der as passed : 

Ordered, That the Mayor and Comptroller be 
and they are hereby directed to notify the 
People's Gas Light and ('ok • Con.ipany and the 
Chicago Gas Light ai'd Coke Company that the 
contruct made for ligiiting, cleaning and repair- 
i)g the s; leet lanips of tne Ciiy having expired 
May 1, 1878, proposals will be received lor ligli- 
ing, cleaning and repai.ing the street lamps of 
the City from May 1, 1878 to May l, 1879. 

Aid Rawleigh presented an order directing 
the Departme it of Public Works to pr!'i)are an 
oi'dinance lor a sidev.'alk on Albany street, be- 
tween Jackson street and Van Buren street, 
and moved its pass ige. 

Tne motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Department of Puhlic 
IVjrKS prepjire and submit to this Council an 
Oidinance lor a s.dewalk on the east side of Al- 
bany street, between Jackson and Van Buren 
streets. 

Aid. Stauber presented an ordinance fixing 
a salary for Akli-rmen. 

Aid. Lodding moved ihat it be referred to the 
Committee on .Judiciary. 

Tlie motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Feas--Pearsons, Tidey, Ballard, Sanders, 
Phelps. Gili)ert, Mallory. fully, Turner, Lod- 
ding, iiiordan, McNally* Eiszner, Throop, ilaw- 
leigh, Waldo, Schweisthai, v.etterer, Janssens, 
McCaffrey, Jonas— 21. 

iV(t.(/.~— Aid. Cullerton, Oliver, Lawler, Beid- 
ler, Smytn, iVlcNurney. (.look, seaton, Thompson, 
Kiiop?, tlyan,Stauber— 12. 

Aid. Ryan presented the petition of C Gaul, 
for compensation for personal injuries, which 
was 

Itef erred to the Committee on Finance. 



Aid. "Ryan presented the petition of Alber 
zelmeczka, for a free license, which was 
Kef erred to the Committee on Licenses. 

Aid. Rvan presented a communication from 
a sub-comndttee of the " National Party," re- 
questing the city t stop the system of having 
work d me by contract, etc. 

Aid. Ryan moved that it be referred to aselect 

committee of five, to be appointed by the Chair. 

Aid. McCaffrey moved that it be.£ref erred to 
the Commiltee on Judiciary. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Waldo presented an order directing the 
Department of Public Works to r move a lamp 
post from the north-west corner of Sophia and 
Fremont streets, and reset it on the north-west 
corner of Fremont and Centre streets, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Gas Lights. 

Aid. Ja ssens presented the petition of Nich- 
olas Noeninger, for su-^pens on of a fine, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Licenses. 

Aid. Jonas presented a petition for the im- 
provement of Walton place, betw en Kush and 
Pine streets, which was 

Keferred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, N. D. 

Aid. Thompson moved that the Council do 
now adjourn. 

Tlie motion was lost by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

FettS--Ald. P^^arsons, Ballard, Phelps, Mal- 
lory,-Tully. Turner, Seaton, i»awleigh, T'homp- 
son, Knopf, Waldo, Schweisthal, Wetterer, 
Jonas- -14. 

N(iy>i—A\(\. Tuley, Sanders. Gilbert, Lodding, 
Cullerton, b'io daii, McNally, Lawler, Beidler, 
Smyth, McNunicy, Eiszner, turoop, Ryan, Stau- 
ber, Jaiisseus, McCaffrey --17. 

Aid. Tiaw'eigh moved that the unfinished bus- 
iu' ss of the last Council, in the hands of tne 
Clerk, be recommitted to appropriate commit- 
tees. 

Aid Gilbert moved ms an amenc'ment that the 
unfinished b. siiiess of ihy last Council be made 
the unfinished business ol liie present Council. . 

Aid. Mci'affj-ey moved ihat wnen the Council 
adjourns it be unlil 'ihursday. May 9. at 7 : SO 
o'clock, P.M., for the purpose of considering 
unfinished busim ss. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 

rea.s- -Tuley, Gilbert, Mallorf, TuUy, Turner, 
Lodding, Riordan, McNally, Lawler, Beid.er, 
MeNurney, Eisznei', Throop, Ryan, Stauber, 
Waldo, Jaiissens. McCaffrey, Joiuis--l9. 

i\"a/y.s-- Pearsons, Ballar<l, Sanders, Phelps, 
Smyth, Cook, Seatoa, ilawleigh, Thompson, 
Kno])!, Schweisthal, Wetteier— 12. 

The question then being on ihe amendment of 
Aid. (jilber , it was 

Agreed to. 

ADJOURNMENT. 

Aid. Lodding moved that the Council do now 
adjourn. 

'ihe motion prevailed and the Council stood 
adjourned, until Thursday, May 9, at 7.30 o'clock 
p. m. 

CASPAR BUTZ 

City Clerk. 



May 9,) 



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CITY COUNCIL. 



ADJOURNED REGULAR MEETING, 



l^J^ir 9, 1878. 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 

Present— Al(\. Pearsons, Tuley, Ballard, San- 
ders, Plielps, Gilbert. Mallory, TiiUy. Turner, 
Lodding, CuUerton, Riordan, McNally, Oliver, 
Lawler. Beidler, Smyth, McNurney. Eiszner, 
Cook, Tliroop. Seaton, Kawleigh, Thompson, 
Knopf, Eyan, Stauher, Niesen, Waldo, Schweis- 
thal, Wetterer, McCafErey, Jonas. 

Ahseni—AIA. Cary, Janssens, Daly, and His 
Honor the Mayor*. 

Aid. Tuley in the Chair. 

UNFINISHBD BUSINESS. 

The Clerk presented the report of the Commit- 
tee on Public Buildings on petition of Thos. 
Tilly for compensation for work on City Hall 
plans ; laid over and published October 17, 1877. 

Aid. Rawleigh moved that the report be tem- 
porarily postponed. 

The motion prevailed. 



The report of the Committee on Gas Lights on 
an ordinance for two lamp posts on Kinzie street 
from Kingsbury street to the north branch of the 
Chicago river, deferred October 17 1877. 

Aid. Thompson moved to concur in the report 
and pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and the ordinance was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

rea.s— Tuley, Ballard, Sanders, Phelps, 
Gilbert, Mallory, Tully, Lodding, Cullerton, 
Eiordan McNally, Oliver, Lawler, Beidler, 
McNumey, Cook, Throop, Seaton, Rawleigh, 
Thompson, Knopf, Stauber, Niesen, Waldo, 
Schweisthal, McCaffrey, Jonas— 27. 

i\rai/8— Pearsons. Eiszner--2. 

AL,SO, 

The report of the Joint Committees on Streets 



and Alleys on a resolution concerning grades, 
laid over and published October 26, 1877. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the resolution be 
adopted. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 

Whereas, There is no grade established in a 
great part of the City of Chicago, and as only- 
brick buildings are allowed to be erected, it is of 
the utmost im])ortance to have the grades of 
streets established inside the limits of the City ; 
therefore, be it 

Resolved, That the Department of Public 
Works be, and it is hereby directed to have es- 
tablished forthwith, the proper grades upon all 
the streets within the limits of the City, where 
no grade has been heretofore established, and 
also give a bench mark on every fire engine- 
house, and upon at least one permanent brick 
building upon each street. 

ALSO. 

The report of the Committee on Public Build- 
ings in relation to the construction of the foun- 
dation for the City Hall, laid over and published 
December 3, 1877. 

Aid. Cook moved that the report be placed on/ 
file. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Committee on Licenses, on 
ordinance repealing an ordinance licensing pool 
tables, laid over and published December 7, 1877. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the report be placed 
on file. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Committee on Gas Lights, 
on proposal of J. M. Plirsch, to light the streets 
with patent gas, deferred December 6, 1877. 

Aid. Ryan inoved to concur in the report. 

The motion prev? .led. 



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[1878. 



By unanimous consent Aid. Ryan presented 
an invitation from Captain Mitchell requesting 
the Coujicil to participate in the opening excur- 
sion of the season on the steamer Metropolis, on 
Saturday, May 11, at 2 o'clock p. m., and moved 
that it be accepted. 

The motion prevailed. 

By unanimous consent Aid. McCaffrey pre- 
sented an ordinance for curbing, filling and pav- 
ing Bremer street in front of sundry lots from 
Chicago avenue to Bremer street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, N. D. 

The Clerk presented the report of the Commit- 
tee on Judiciary on changing the hour for meet- 
ing of the Council, laid over and published De- 
cember 6, 1877. 

Aid, Ryan moved that the report be placed on 
file. 

The motion prevailed. 

AT.SO, 

The report of the Committee on Judiciary on a 
resolution concerning occupancy of the lake 
front by the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Com- 
pany, laid over and published December 3, 1877. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the report be re- 
committed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Committee on Judiciary on 
an ordinance concerning City contracts, deferred 
December 6, 1877. 
. Aid. Gilbert moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commiteee on Finance on 
claim of W. W. Boyington and others#for pay- 
ment for inspecting the foundations of the Cus- 
tom House, laid over and published December 
20, 1877. 

Aid. Ryan moved that the report be placed on 
file. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Committee on Fire and 
Water, on a communication from the Depart- 
ment of Public Works, concerning smoke burn- 
ers, deferred January 3, 1878. 

Aid. Rawleigh moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed . 

A LSO, 

The report of the Committee on Fire and 
Water on ordinance concerning water tanks, 
laid over and published Jan. 3, 1878.' 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the report be laid 
over temporarily. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the joint committees on Streets 
and Alleys on an ordinance amending the ordi- 
nance concerning Are limits laid over and pub- 
lished Jan. 3, 1878. 

Aid, Schweisthal moved that the report be laid 
over temporarily. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, S. D., on an ordinance repealing an ordi- 
nance for sidewalk on Adams street from Michi- 
gan avenue to Market street, deferred Jan. 3, 
1878. 

Aid. Lawler moved to place the report and 
ordinance on file. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Feas- -Pearsons, Tully, Turner, McNally, Law- 
ler, McNurney, Eiszner, Seaton, Rawleigh, 
Thompson, Kiiopl, Ryan, Stauber, Niesen, Wal- 
do, Schweisthal, McCaffrey, Jonas--l8. 

iv^'ays-- Ballard, Sanders, Phelps, Gilbert, Mal- 



lory, Lodding, Cullerton, Riordan, Oliver, Beid- 
ler, Smyth, Cook, Throop— 13. 

ALSO 

The report of the Select Committee appointed 
to examine the foundations of the new City 
Hall, laid over and published Jan 3, 1878, 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the report be placed 
on file. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Committee on Fire and 
Water on communication concerning devices for 
facilitating the opening of fire alarm boxes, de- 
ferred Jan. 3, 1878. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the report be placed 
on file . 

The motion prevailed, 

ALSO, 

A petition from the Chicago Smoke Consuming, 
laid over temporarily Jan. 14, 1878, 

Aid, Cullerton moved that the petition be 
placed on file. 

The motion prevailed, 

ALSO, 

A report from the City Attorney on case of 
Mark Sheridan vs the City of Chicago, laid over 
and published, Jan, 14, 1878. 

Aid. Throop moved that the report be placed 
on file. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

An ordinance for drains on Ashland avenue, 
from W . Lake street to W . Division street. Laid 
over temporanlv Jan, 18, 1878. 

Aid. Ryan moved that the ordinance be placed 
on file. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

A remonstrance against the proposed improve- 
ment of Ashland avenue, from Chicago avenue 
to Milwaukee avenue. Laid over temporarily 
Jan, 18, 1878, 

Aid. Ryan moved that the remonstrance bQ 
placed on file. 

The motion prevailed . 

ALSO, 

The report of the Committee on Gas Lights on 
an ordinance concerning new gas works. Laid 
over Jan. 25, 1878. 

Aid. Ryan moved that the 4:Leport be placed on 
file. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

A report from the Department of Public 
Works of sewers constructed in 1877. Laid over 
and published Feb. 4, 1878. 

Aid. Thompson moved that the report be 
placed on file 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Committee on Judiciary on 
veto of an ordinance concerning contractors 
bonds. Laid over and published Feb. 8, 1878, 

Aid. Rawleigh moved that the report be re- 
committed to the Committee on Judiciary. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Committee on Judiciary on 
licensing street cars. Laid over and published 
Feb. 8,1878. 

Aid. Ryan moved that the report be placed on 
file. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO. 

The report of the Committee on Judiciary on 
order concerning materials needed for use of 
city. Laid over and published Feb. 8, 1878. 

Aid. Waldo moved that the report be placed 
on file. 

The motion prevailed . 



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ALSO, 

The report of the Committee on Markets on 
petition for market on North avenue. Deferred 
Feb. 8, 1878. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the report be laid 
over temporarily. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO 

The report of the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys. X. D . , on an ordinance for opening an 
alley in block 2, Sheffield's addition. Deferred 
Feb. 8, 1878. 

Aid. Nieseu moved to concur in the report and 
pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and the ordinance Avas 
passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Tea^-- Pearsons, Tuley, Ballard, Sanders, Gil- 
bert, Mallory, Lodding, Cullerton, Riordan, Mc- 
Nally, Lawler, Beidler, Smyth, McNurney, 
Eiszner, Cook. Seaton, Eawleigh, Thompson, 
Knopf. Eyan, Stauber, Niesen, Waldo, Schweis- 
thal, McCaffrey— 26. 

iVays— Phelps, Oliver, Thi'oop— 3. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Committee on Finance on 
ordinance repealing ordinance for viaduct on 
Sangamon street. Deferred Feb. 8. 1878. 

Aid. Throop moved that the report be placed 
on file. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Select Committee on regu- 
lating lumber yards. Laid over and published 
Feb. 8, 1878 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the report be re- 
ferred to the Committee on Fire and Water. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Feas— Tuley.Gilbert, Malloiy, Lodding, Culler- 
ton, Paordau, McNally, Lawler, Smyth, McNur- 
ney, Eiszner, Ryan, Stauber— 13. 

iVayy— Pearsons, Ballard, Sanders, Phelps, 
Tully, Turner, Oliver, Beidler, Cook, Throop 



Seaton, Eawleigh, Thompson, Knopf. Niesen, 
Waldo, Schweisthal, Wetterer, McCaffrey— !9. 

Aid. Ryan moved that the report be referred 
to the Committee on Streets and Alleys of the 
three divisions. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Feos-- Lodding, Cullerton, McNally, Lawler, 
Thompson, Ryan--6. 

iVays— Pearsons, Tuley. Ballard, Sandera, 
Phelps, Gilbert, Mallory, Tully, Turner, Riordan, 
Oliver, Beidler, Smyth, McNurney, Eiszner, 
Cook, Throop, Seaton, Rawleigh, Knopf, Stau- 
ber. Niesen, Waldo, Schweisthal, Wetterer, Mc- 
CafErey-26. 

Aid. Tuley called Alderman Peatsons to the 
Chair. 

Aid. Ryan moved that the Council do now ad- 
journ. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

F«as— Tuley, Tully, Turner, Lodding, Lawler, 
McNurney, Eiszner, Eawleigh, Thompson, Byan, 
Stauber--li. 

Iv^ays --Pearsons, Ballard, Sanders, Phelps, 
Gilbert, Mallory, Cullerton, Eiordan, McNally, 
Oliver, Beidler, Smyth, Cook, Throop, Seaton, 
Knopf, Niesen, Waldo, Schweisthal, Wetterer, 
McCaffrey- -21. 

Aid- Tuley moved that the report be referred 
to the Committee on Judiciary. 
The motion prevailed. 

ADJOURNMENT. 

Aid. Ryan moved that the Council do now ad- 
journ. 

The motion prevailed, and the Council stood 
adjourned. 

CASPAR BUTZ, 

City Clerk. 



I 



May ]3."1 



17 



[18T». 



CITY COUNCIL. 



REGULAR MEETING, 



I^JLir 13, 1B78, 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 

mfZf^^V^lr- ^'']^l\ Santlers, Plielps, Gilbert, 
Mallory, Loddmg Cullertou, Riordai , McNally 

tlT.S-e?:§SR: S°- Sol.we.s.hal.-'janS: 
^bsm^— Aid. Pearsons, Ballard, Gary, Tullv 

takertJchaf;."" """"" «"'* ^W^™™ Tuley 
The motion prevailed . 

MINUTES. 

Tlie motion prevailed. 

PtEPORTS OF CITT OFFICERS. 

HK^Hnnn/fT.P''^^^"*®^ ^ Communication from 
Mis Honor the Mayor covering a list of name.? 

tmn foi the weeli endmg May ii, 1878, which 
Placed on file. 

The City Comptroller submitted a renm-t in 
?;i May f ms^'iSJiSiJ Pf ^e^™" 'he Cit'/coui ^ 
tKSasiiT etf ""^ "'" amount Of money in 

anf ^ia^-S^oHS' "^"' "^^ ^'^P^^'^ ^^ P^^lshed 
The motion prevailed. 



The following is the report : 

Comptroller's Office I 
rr ,^ ,, Chicago, May 13, 1878. ' f 

^l^i^j,f^^y^''<'^<^^^^^^'^^nin City Council as- 

r n^rii\.° T^P"^^^® ^^^^ ^^^ ^^'^^^' ot vour honorable 

in Ve^^Citv' 't?«? *^^^ *^^ balance of money 
was ^ Treasury on April 30, 1878, 

Less warrants" drawA'and ^680,035 87 

not presented $105,134 90 

Of these warrants there 
had been issued in pay- 
ment of Revenue warrants 
of 1877, and made receiv- 
able for City taxes of 1877, 
and which, when so used, 
will come in as a credit, 
and should therefore be 
deducted from the amount 
outstanding, the sum of. . . 64 004 20 

Leaving to be paid on 
demand warrants for. . . 



Net balance. 



41,130 70 
1638 905 17 
pa^yiiitsie'r'""^^ "^^^ credit as per accom. 

ri^lS^T^^^^'^^r®^ there is a balance to the 
General Fund of 1878 of #51,498.29 bein^ nm 
ceecls of miscelhuieous receiptsfmostly cofle?fed" 
during the month of April, from licenses etc 
and a large portion of which will soon be pafd 
foAhis y'eaT ''" "^^"^ "^" appropriation^blll 
The credits to School Tax Fund are likewise 
subject to early claims, as the Board of Educa- 
tion are already negotiating for the erection of 
one or more school buildings. The item foi i)e 
l^ilZ^l'^ of Public Works appropSion i?^a 

For the Water Fund thPi-^ i« nn-r,. u^f^.,^ „ 



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honoraDle body a Pi'opositipntouse quite alaige 
portion of this balance for the extension ot 
mains. There are also the operating expenses 
for April to be charged to said balance. 
* The^^iiount of undistributed taxes is largely 
for 1877, against which, as also for all the 1877 
funds/we have outstanding Revenue warrants 
greatly exceeding the credits 

ftespecauny submitted, ^^^^^^^^^ 

Comptroller. 
City Treasury balances April 30, 1878 : 

General Fund, 1878 ^^VS5 II 

FireDep't;: '' Jfg^ 88 

3,303 28 
4 00 

154 26 
4,423 36 

692 65 

1,794 31 

47,461 28 

6,229 55 

215 76 
22,983 02 

109 93 

470 66 

37.245 23 

1,319 24 

4,835 "" 



Sewei'c^ 

Dep't Public W'ks appr'n fund 1878. 

Street lamp fund ,1878 

Police " " ••- • 

School tax " . 

Contingent 
General 
School tax 
General 



1875. 



1876. 



1878 



Sewerage ........... 

Dep't Pub. Works appr'n fund 

Police fund. 1876 

Indebtedness fund , 1878 

Pub. Building " " 

General fund, 1877 

Sewerage" " - •• aqjrqo 

Seweraae tax fund, 1877 4,976 92 

Public library " '^ l,ooi &b 

Street lamp " ' 

Indebtedness " ' 

General sinking ", 

Biver Impr'v'nt sinking fund 

Sewerage " • 

School '■ 

Canal redemption 

Jonathan Burr 

Personal redemptions. ..... ... • ■ • 

Police Life and Health Ins. Fund 

City Bridewell fund 

School fund 



Waldo, 
-24. 



1,762 64 

2,801 49 

1,000 80 

107 30 

133 87 

840 48 

17,164 40 

355 74 

3,800 79 

312 23 

3.495 24 

378 27 



w^tod;:;:;:: 186,05244 

Water tax fund, 1877 JAm H 

Special assessments. i9b,»ui »i 

General taxes of 1877 and prior years 



ler, Smyth, Eiszner, Cook, Throop, Rawleigh, 
Thompson, Knopf, Ryan, Niesen, Waldo, 
Schweisthal, Janssens, McCafErey, Jonas— 24. 
Nays— 'None. 

- ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make 
estimate for paving Washington street m trout 
of sub-lot 10 of lots 3, 4 and 5, block 37, Original 
Town of Chicago. ^ , 

Aid Gilbert moved that the report be con- 
curred in and the order thereto attached be 

^"^ The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 

^^Yeas-Tuley, Sanders, Phelps, Gilbert, Mal- 
lory, Loddmg. Riordan, McISally, Lawler, Beid- 
ler Smyth, Eiszner, Cook, Throop, Rawleigh, 
Thompson, Knopf, Ryan, Niesen, 
Scliweisthal, Janssens, McCaffrey, Jonas- 
iV ays- -None. 

ALSO. 

The report of the Commissioners to_ make an 
estimate for curbing, grading ana Pavi"g,^^adi- 
son street in front of sundry lots, from Waoash 
avenue to Michigan avenue. 

Aid. Gilbert moved that the lepoit be ap- 
proved and the order thereto attached passed. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as toL- 

^°rlas-Tuley, Sanders, Gilbert, Mallory Lod- 
ding Riordan McNally, Lawler, Beidler, 
Smyth, Eiszner, Cook, Throop, Rawleigh, 
Thompson. Knopf, Ryan, ^le^en ^ ^^«' 
Schweisthal, Janssens, McCaffrey, Jonas-23. 
JVa?/s— None . 

By unanimous consent Aid. Gi^^ert of tlie 
Committee on Streets and Alleys, S D to whom 
was referred an order authorizing the Depart- 
ment of Public Works to_ contract with J . G. 
McBean for paving the intersection of Deai- 
born and Madiloii streets, submitted a report 

^TldGnbirt^mo?eT?f concur in the report 

"turmotmr' pt^vailed and the order 

^i^^a^^^rji^^.wtriisr^^' 



undistributed. 



30,824 03 



was 



Gilbert, Mal- 
Beid- 



The Superintendent of Police presented his re- 
port for the quarter ending March 31, 18(8, 

^Referred to the Committee on Police. 

The Gas Inspector submitted his report for 
the quarter ending March 31, 1878 winch was 
Referred to the Committee on Gas Lights. 

The Clerk presented a report of the Commis- 
.^ioners to make an estimate for laying water 
le^^ice pUdS in West Adams street, from Hoyne 

^ Aid RawlligKJved that the report be con- 

cimed iSTnd tlie order thereto attached passed 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 

H>^It'-Tulev Sanders, Phelps. Gilbert, Mai- 
ler y^oddn|;Sdan,McNahy, Lawler, Beid- 
12!.^'c,^."i;^.i«7nf^r. Cook, Throop, Rawleigh, 



lorvLodding Riordan, McNally, Lawler, Beid- 
er^Smvth liszner. Cook, Throop. Rawleigh, 
rnT^'X,,.;^,. ' TCnnnf Rvau. Staubcr, Niesen, 



Thompson,^^....^^^i-, j'-^— ^g^ McCatfrey, Daly 



Niesen, Waldo, 



ler; Smyth, Eiszner, 

Thompson, Knopf, Ryan, ^ o/i 

Schweisthal, Janssens, McCafErey, Jona8-24. 
iV^ays- None. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make 
psstimate for curbing, grading and paving c^ai- 
peS street from' West Washington street to 

^AirEi?zn4r moved that the report be con- 
curred in and'the order thereto attached passed 
The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as loi- 

^^Fms-Tuley, Sanders, Phelps, Gilbert, Mal- 
loiT, Lodding Riordan, kcNally, Lawler, Beid- 



Knopf, 
Waldo, ' 
Jonas— 26. 
iV^ays— None. 

The following is the order as passed : 
WHEREAS, The Council did, on the I8th day 
of Imll A. D. 1878, pass an order directing 
tL Demirtment of Public Works to issue a per- 
mit to James G. McBean to fill, grade and pave 
Madison street between Clark street and Dear- 

^ WHBKFl's,''said order did not include the in- 
tersections of Dearborn and Madison streets ; 

^^'orSed'^That the Department of Public 
Works be and they are hereby authorized to en- 
ter into a contract with James G. McBean to 
till Sade and pave the intersections of Madison 
Srelt and Dearborn street at the same price 
as that paid by the property owners on said 
Madison street. 

Aid Rvan moved that the rules be suspended 
forthepm-pose of allowing Aid. Daly to mtro- 
fiuce a nreamble and resolution. 

The n?otion prevailed by yeas and nays as tol- 

^^^5^?-Sanders. Phelps, Gilbert), Mallory, Lod- 
ding^ullerton illordan McNally. 01ivei% Law- 
le? Etoer Cook, Rawleigh, Thompson, Knopf, 
Ryan Stauber, 'Niesen Waldo, Schweisthal, 
Janssens, McCaffrey, Daly, Jonas--24. 
JV^a?/s-beidIer, Smyth, Throop-3. 



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Aid. Daly presented a preamble and resolu- 
tion concerning Gen, Shields, and moved their 
adoption. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following are the preamble and resolution 
as adopted : 

Whereas, Gen. James Shields, who command- 
ed the Illinois troops in the war with Mexico, 
and who subsequently represented this State in 
the Senate of tlie United States, has arrived in 
this city, and has been welcomed by the military 
of Chicago and by the citizens generally ; 

Re.^vlved, That the Mayor and City Council 
extend a hearty greeting to him, on the occasion 
of his visit to our city, and cordially endorse the 
enthusiastic reception with which he was greet- 
ed on his arrival. 

Resolved, That the distinguished patriotic ser- 
vicf^s rendered by the gallant old veteran in two 
wars ; the wounds that he received in various 
battles while defending the flag and vindicating 
the honor of the country ; his eminent services 
In many high positions of public trust ; the un- 
tariiished honesty of character and the elevated 
patriotism which has marked his entire public 
career, justly entitle him to the respect and the 
gratitude of the American people. 

Resolved, That we heartily endorse the purpose 
of the bill now pending before the United States 
Senjire, which provides for the restoration of 
Gen. Shields to the army rolls with the rank of 
Brigadier-General on the retired list ; and we 
trust tliat this measure of justice will pass that 



body, as it already has the House of liepresenta- 
tives, and will then receive the approval of the 
President. This act will be a graceful and fit- 
ting recognition and reward for the fidelity and 
valor of the old statesman and soldier v/hose 
lionorable services, whose many wounds, and 
wliose age and circumstances nlead more elo- 
quently than words in his behalf ; 

Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be 
transmitted to Gen. Shields, and the same be 
likewise forwarded to the President of the Sen- 
ate with the request that the same be laid before 
that body. 

ADJOURNMENT. 

Aid. Daly moved that the Council do now ad- 
journ for the purpose of attending in a body the 
lecture being given by Gen. Shields. 

Aid. Throop demanded the yeas and nays and 
the motion prevailed by the following vx)te : 

Feas— Tuley, Sanders, Phelps, Tully, Turner, 
Lodding, Cullerton, Kiordan, McNally, Oliver, 
Lawler, Smyth, Eyan, Niesen, Sdiweisthal, 
Janssens, McCaffrey, Daly, Jonas— 19. 

iV^ays— Gilbert, Mallory, Beidler, Eiszner, 
Cook, Throop, Rawleigh, Thompson, Knopf, 
Stauber, Waldo— 11. 

And the Council stood adjourned. 

CASPAR BUTZ, 

City Clerk. 



May 13,1 



17 



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CITY COUNCIL. 



REGULAR MEETING. 



^MT^^Sr 13, 1878. 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 

Present-Ay}. Tuley, Sanders, Phelps, Gilbert, 
Mallory, Lodding, Cullertou, Kiordan, McNally 
Oliver, Lawler, Beldler, Smyth, Eiszner, Cook 
Throop, Kav/leigh. Thompson, Knopf, Ryan, 
Stauber, Niesen, Waldo, Schweisthal, Janssens 
McCaffrey, Dal v. Jonas. 

^fesent— Aid. Pearsons, Ballard, Gary, Tiilly. 
Turner McNurney, Seaton, Wetterer, and His 
Honor the Mayor. 

Aid Rawleigh moved that Alderman Tulev 
take the Chair. ^ 

The motion prevailed . 

MINUTES. 

Aid. Throop moved that the minutes of the 
regu ar meeting held May 6, and the adiourned 

The r/iotion prevailed. 

KEPORTS OF CITY OFFICERS. 

TTK^Rnnnv'lS P^'^sented a communication from 
His Honor the Mayor covering a list of names 
ot persons pardoned from the House of Correc- 
was ^^^^ ^""^^"^ ^^^y 11' 1878; which 

Placed on file. 

antl'pii&onie." "'^' *" ™''°'' "" P""""""! 
The motion prevailed. 



The following is the report : 

Comptroller's Office ) 
Chicago, May 13, 1878. ' \ 
^^J!i,l^^y''''<^^<^^idermenin City Council as- 

In compliance with an order of your honorahlfl 

i'n ^"[iiV'^^lt^v^ ''t^"^'^ ^^^^ ^^^ balance oTmo?ey 
in the City Treasury on April 30, 1878, 

Leis warVauis- drawn and ^''''''' '' 

not presented 11105,134 90 

Of these warrants there 
had been issued in pay- 
ment of Revenue warrants 
of 1877, and made receiv- 
able for City taxes of 1877, 
and which, when so used, 
v/ill come in as a credit, 
and should therefore be 
deducted from the amount 
outstanding, the sum of . . . 64,004 20 

Leaving to be paid on 
demand warrants for 



Net balance, 



41,130 70 
•^638 905 17 
pa^yingMelt^'''"'''' ^''"^ credit as per accora- 

r^iSi"i!?®^^^^J^^^^ there Is a balance to the 
S,i?,f^J Fund of 1878 of $51,498.29, being pro- 
ceeds of miscellaneous receipts, mostly coflected 
during the month of April, "from licenses etc 
and a large portion of which will soon be Dald 
for thisy'ear '''"'' "^'"^ ^^'^ appropriation^bill 
The credit's to School Tax Fund are likewise 
subject to early claims, as the Board Sf Educa- 
tion are already negotiating for the erect on Sf 
one or more school buildings. The item for De- 
K^S^P^ln^F"^"" ^^^V^^« appropriation is a 

For the Water Fund there is now bpf»rf> vmi.- 



May IS,] 



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1878* 



honorable body a proposition to use quite alaige 
portion of this balance for the extension of 
mains. There are also the operating expenses 
for April to be charged to said balance. 

The amount of undistributed taxes is laigelj 
for 1877, against which, as also for all the 1877 
funds we have outstanding Revenue warrants 
greatly exceeding tbe credits 
Respectfully submitted, 

^ J. A. FARWELL. 

Comptroller. 



1,562 88 
1,187 84 
3,303 28 
4 00 
154 26 
4,423 36 
692 65 
1,794 31 
47,461 28 
6,229 55 
215 76 
22,983 02 
109 93 
470 66 
37.245 23 
1,319 24 
4,835 38 
4,976 92 
1,001 56 
1,762 64 
2,801 49 
1,000 80 
107 30 
133 87 
840 48 
17,164 40 
355 74 
3,800 79 
312 23 
3.495 24 
378 27 
186,052 44 
1,598 24 
196,807 81 



City Treasury balances April 30, 1878 

General Fund, 1878 $51,498 29 

FireDep't " " • 

Sewerage " " ,-vv;;;^^ 

Dep't Public W'lc.s appr'n fund 1878. 

Street lamp fund 1878 

Police " " '• ••• 

School tax " " 

Contingent " " 

General " 1875 

School tax " " • 

General " 1876 ■•• 

Sewerage " " :•■•;'•:■'' 

Dep't Pub. Works appr'n fund, 1878 

Police fund. 1876 

Indebtedness fund , 1878 

Pub. Building " " 

General fund, 1877 

Sewerage " " 

Seweraire tax fund, 1877 

Public library " " 

Street lamp " " 

Indebtedness " " 

General sinlting " 

Elver Impr'v'nt sinking fund 

Sewerage " [[ ■•• 

School " 

Canal redemption ........ 

Jonathan Burr " " ••• 

Personal redemptions • • • • 

Police Life and Health Ins. Fund . . . 

City Bridewell fund • 

School fund 

Water fund 

Water tax fund, 1877 

Special assessments 

General taxes of 1877 and prior years, ^ 

undistributed 30,824 03 

The Superintendent of Policepresented his re- 
port for the quarter ending March 31, 18 < 8, 
which was .^^ -o^k^^ 

Referred to the Committee on Police. 

The Gas Inspector submitted his report for 
the quarter ending March 31. 1878. wluch was 
Referred to the Committee on Gas Lights. 

The Clerk presented a report of the Commis- 
sioners to make an estimate for laying water 
servici i.%es in West Adams street, from Hoyne 

""irRLAl&'ovedthat thei-eport be con- 

cm-i^d in and the order thereto attached passed. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 

^^'reS-'-Tuley, Sanders, Phelns. Gilbert, Mal- 
lorv Lodding/Rlordan, McNally, Lawler, Beid- 
ler Smyth, Eiszner, Cook, Throop, Rawle gh, 
Thomnson Rnopl, Ryan, Niesen, Waldo, 
S?hweTs&, Jansleks, McCaffrey, Jonas-24. 
iVays— None. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make 
pstimate for curbing, grading and paving cai- 
peS street from West Washington street to 

^ Air Ei?zner moved that the report be con - 

cim-ed in and the order thereto attached passed. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as f ol- 

^^rms-Tuley, Sanders, Phelps, Gilbert, Mal- 
loiy,\odding Riordan, McNally, Lawler, Beid- 



ler, Smyth, Eiszner, Cook, Throop, Rawleigh, 
Thompson, Knopf, Rvan, Niesen, Waldo, 
Schweisthal, Janssens, McCaffrey, Jonas— 24. 
JVays— None. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make 
estimate for paving Washington . street m .front 
of sub-lot 10 of lots 3, 4 and 5, block 37, Original 
Town of Cliicago. ^ , 

Aid Gilbert moved that the report be con- 
curred in and the order thereto attached be 
passed. , „ , 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 

Teas—Tulej, Sanders, Phelps, Gilbert, Mal- 
lory, Lodding, Riordan, McNally, Lawler, Beid- 
ler, Smyth, Eiszner, Cook, Throop, Rawleigh, 
Thompson, Knopf, Ryan, Niesen, Waldo, 
Schweisthal, Janssens, McCaffrey, Jonas— 24. 

IVctj/S'-None. 

ALSO. 

The report of the Commissioners to make an 
estimate for curbing, grading and paving Madi- 
son street in front of sundry lots, from Wabash 
avenue to Michigan avenue. 

Aid. Gilbert moved that the report be ap- 
proved and the order thereto attached passed. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as tOx- 

^°rlas-Tuley, Sanders, Gilbert, Mallory, Lod- 
ding, Riordan McNally, Lawler, Beidler, 
Smyth, Eiszner, Cook, Throop, Rawleigh, 
Thompson. Knopf, Ryan, Niesen Waldo, 
Schweisthal, Janssens, McCaffrey, Jonas— 23. 
JVays— None. , ,^ 

By unanimous consent Aid. Gilbert, of tlie 
Committee on Streets and Alleys, h. p., to whom 
was referred an order authorizing the Depait- 
ment of Public Works to contract with J . G. 
McBean for paving the intersection of Deai- 
born and Madison streets, submitted a report 

''ZThXSil^o^Snfconouv in the report 

^^¥irf motioS'ptivailed and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows : 
^ Yeas— Tuley, Sanders, Phelps, Gilbeit, Mal- 
lory Lodding, Riordan, McNally, Lawler, Beid- 
er Smvth, Eiszner, Cook, Throop, Rawleigh, 
ThoniDSon Knopf, Ryan, Stauber, Niesen, 
wSTscliwSsthal, Janssens, McCaffrey, Daly, 
Jonas— 26. 
iVays— None. 

The following is the order as passed : 
Whereas, The Council did, on the 18th day 
of Ipril A. D. 1878, pass an order directing 
the Department of Public Works to issue a pei-- 
mit to James G. McBean to fill, grade and pave 
Madison street between Clark street and Deal - 

^'''wHERBik^Said order did not include the in- 
tersections of Dearborn and Madison streets ; 

%'rtr!d^'TLt the Department of Public 
Works be and they are hereby authorized to en- 
teiMnto a contract with James G. McBean to 
til Sade and pave the intersections of Madison 
Jtr'eS and Dearborn street at the same price 
as that paid by the property owners on said 
Madison street. 



Aid Rvan moved that the rules be suspended 
fofthe purpose of allowing Aid. Daly to intro- 
duce a preamble and resolution. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as tol- 

^°reas-Sanders^Phelps, Gilbert, Mallory, Lod- 
ding, duller ton, kordan McNally, 01ivei% Law- 
ler Eiszner, Cook, Rawleigh, Thompson, Knopf, 
Rykn, bTauber, Niesen, Waldo, Schweisthal, 
Janssens, McCaffrey, Daly, Jonas--24. 
JYays-feeidler, Smyth, Throop -3. 



May 13.) 



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[1878 



Aid. Daly presented a preamble and resolu- 
tion concerning Gen. Shields, and moved their 
adoption. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following are the preamble and resolution 
as adopted : 

Whereas, Gen. James Shields, who command- 
ed the Illinois troops in the war with Mexico, 
and who subsequently represented this State in 
the Senate of the United States, has arrived in 
this city, and has been welcomed by the military 
of Chicago and by the citizens generally ; 

Resolved, That the Mayor and City Council 
extend a hearty greeting to him, on the occasion 
of his visit to our city, and cordially endorse the 
enthusiastic reception with which he was greet- 
ed on his arrival. 

Resolved, That the distinguished patriotic ser- 
vices rendered by the gallant old veteran in two 
Avars: the wounds that he received in various 
battles while defending the flag and vindicating 
the honor of the country ; his eminent services 
in many high positions of public trust ; the un- 
tari.ished honesty of character and the elevated 
patriotism which has marked his entire public 
career, justly entitle him to the respect and the 
gratitude of the American people. 

Re-folved, That we heartily endorse the purpose 
of the bill now pending before the United States 
Senate, which provides for the restoration of 
Gen . Shields to the army rolls with the rank of 
Brigadier-General on the retired list ; and we 
trust that this measure of justice will pass that 



body, as it already has the House of Kepresenta- 
tives, and will then receive the approval of the 
President. This act will be a graceful and fit- 
ting recognition and reward for the fidelity and 
valor of the old statesman and soldier whose 
honorable services, whose many wounds, and 
whose age and circumstafices nlead more elo- 
quently than words in his behalf ; 

Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be 
transmitted to Gen. Shields, and the same be 
likewise forwarded to the President of the Sen- 
ate with the request that the same be laid before 
that body. 

ADJOURNMENT. 

Aid. Daly moved that the Council do now ad- 
journ for the purpose of attending in a body tlie 
lecture being given by Gen. Shields. 

Alii. Throop demanded the .yeas and nays and 
the motion prevailed by the following vote : 

Feas— Tuley, Sanders, Phelps, Tully, Turner, 
Lodding, Cullerton, Riordan, McNally, Oliver, 
Lawler, Smyth, Ryan, Niesen, Scliweisthal, 
Janssens, McCaffrey, Daly, Jonas— 19. 

JVays— Gilbert, Mallory, Beidler, Eiszner, 
Cook, Throop, Eawleigh, Thompson, Knopf, 
Stauber, Waldo— U. 

And the Council stood adjourned. 

CASPAR BUTZ, 

City Clerk. 



May 17.] 



21 



[i87« 



CITY COUNCIL. 



SPECIAL MEETING. 



lyr^ir i7, levs. 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 

Present— Aid. Pearsons. Tuley, Ballard, San- 
ders, Carv. Phelps, Gilbert, Mallory, Tully. Tur- 
ner, Lodding, Cnllertou, Riordan, McNally, 
Oliver, Lawler, Beidler, Smyth, McNurney, 
Eiszner, Cook, Throop,Seaton, Kawleigh,Kiiopf, 
Eyan. Stauber, Niesen, Waldo, Schweisthal, 
McCaffrey. Daly. Jonas. 

Ahsent— Aia.' Thompson, Wetterer, "Janssens, 
and His Honor the Mayor. 

Aid. Ryan moved that Alderman Tuley 
take the Chair. 
The motion prevailed . 



The Clerk read the following call : 
Caspar Butz, City Clerk. 

Please call a Special meeting of the Council 
for Friday evening, May 17,1878, at 7.30 P.M., 
for the transacting of regular business. 

At_,d, Ryan 

TULKY. 

Lodding, 

'• Janssens. 
Chicago, May i.'th. 1878. 

Aid. Ryan moved that the call he placed on 
file. 
The motion prevailed. 

REPOKTS OF CITY OFFICERS. 

The Department of Public Works presented a 
communication concerning a private contract 
between J. B, Smith and the property owners 
on South H dsed street,between West Randolph 
and We.st Madison streets, and an order autho- 
rizing .said J. B. Smith to pave said street under 
said private contract. 



Aid. Throop moved that the order be passed : 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as f ol - 
lows : 

Ye^x- -Tuley, Ballard. Sanders, Phelps, Gil- 
bert, Mallory, Tully, Lodding,Cullerton, Riordan, 
McNally, Lawler, Beidler, Eiszner,Cook, Throop, 
Seaton, Rawleigh, Knopf, Ryan, Stauber, 
Sciiweisthal, McCaffrey, Jonas--24. 

IVai/s— None. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Whereas, the owners of seven-eighths of the 
frontage on South Halsted street, between West 
Randolph street and West Madison street, have 
entered into a private contract with James B. 
Smith for the grading and paving said street in 
front of their respective property, therefore be it 

Ordered, That the Department of Public Works 
is hereby authorized to grant a permit to said 
James B Smith to grade and pave, with cedar 
block pavement with lake shore gravel and 
composition, on an inch floor, said South Hal- 
sted street under said private contract, provided 
it is paved continously and without gaps, and 
provided further, that the contractor relies for 
payment of said improvement upon the collec- 
tion of the special assessment to be levied upon 
lots not represented in said private contract, and 
the Department of Public Works is further 
authorized to contract for the city's portion of 
said work, and the part to be paid for by special 
assessment, said contractor to pay all costs of 
engineering and inspecting ; and it is further 
ordered, that the Department of Pubhc Works 
is hereby directed to prepare and send to this 
Council a proper ordinance for the grading and 
paving said South Halsted street, between said 
points in front of the property not embraced in 
said private contract. 

The Comptroller submitted his monthly state" 
m nt of the receipts and expenditures of the 
ci y for the month of April, 1878, which was 

Placed (ni file. 



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1878 



Aid. Tuley called, Aid. Gilbert to the Chair. 

PETITIONS, COMMUNICATIOINS AND ORDI- 
NANCES. 

Aid. Tuley presented an ordinance for filling 
and paving Madison street in.front of sub lot 7 
of lots 5 and 6, block 5 ot original town ot Chi- 
cago, and moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 

^^Yeas-Tuley, Ballard, Sanders Phelps, Gilbert, 
Mallory, Tully, Lodduig. Cullertqn, Rioidan, 
Mcl^ally, Oliver, Lawler, Beidler, Eiszner, Cook, 
Throop;Seatou,Rawleigh. Knopf, Kyan, btau- 
ber, Niesen, Schweisthal, McCaffrey, Jonas— 26. 
KayS'-^one. 

Aid. Tuley presented a petition and order for 
paving the intersection of Dearborn and Wash- 
ington streets, which was 

Keferred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, S. D . 

Aid. Tuley presented a resolution directing 
the Law Department to take all means to have 
the case of Fuller vs. City, and same, case in- 
volving the validity of the city scrip ot 1878, 
taken to the Supreme Court at its June term, 
and moved its adoption. 

The motion prevailed. . 

The following is the resolution as passed : 

Resolved, That the Law Department is hereby 
directed to take all means P^^^ib e to have the 
case of Fuller vs City involving the va idity of 
the certificates of indebtedness of the yeai 18.7 
and same case involving tlie Aa idity of tl e c ty 
scrip of the present year 1878 to the Supreme 
Court at Mount Vernon, June term, to the end 
tiiat a decision in regard thereto may be had at 
tlie earliest possible moment. 

Aid Tuley presented a preamble and resolu- 
tions concerning the issue and payment of city 
scrip, which were 

Referred to the Committee on b mance. 

Aid. Tuley in the Chair. 

Aid. Gilbert presented the petition of Tegtmey- 
er & Co. and others for improvement of E stieet, 

'""Referredtothe Department of Rublic Works. 

Aid. Gilbert presented a petition for the oi^en- 
hig of Division street through to Humboldt Park, 

^""Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys W. D. 

Aid Gilbert presented an order authorizing E, 
S DeGolyer&Co.topave Monroe street, from 
State street to (31ark street by private contract, 

^KefeiT?! to the Committee on Streets and Al - 
leys, S. D. 

Aid. Gilbert presented the draft of an ordi- 
nance concerning the sale of liquor to minors, 

^^Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

Aid. Gilbert presented the draft of an ordi- 
nance in regard to allowing minors to play pool, 
cards, dice, etc., in saloons, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Judiciaiy. 

Aid. Gilbert presented the petition of C. Brad- 
bury f of return of money paid for hack licenses, 

^^ Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

Aid Tully presented an order directing the 
Department of Public Works to prepare an or- 
dinance for a sidewalk on Laurel street from 
Douglas avenue to Egan avenue, and moved its 
passage. ., , 

The moti'.)a;:i-"^i iled. 



The following is the order as passed : 
Ordered, That the Department of Public 
Works prepare an ordinance for a sidewalk 
on tlie east side of Laurel street from Douglas 
avenue to Egan avenue. 

Aid. Lodding presented a resolution directing 
the Superintendent of Buildings to permit peo- 
ple raising cottages to enclose with wood instead 
of brick, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Fire and Water. 

Aid. Lodding in'esented the petition of Mrs. 
Anne German, for compensation for damages to 
iier property, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid, Cullerton presented a resoluti(m, direct- 
ing the City Attorney to report as to the power of 
the Council to impose a license on brokers, cart- 
ers, distillers; brewers, etc., and moved its adop- 
tion . 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 

Resolved, That the City Attorney be and he 
is hereby directed to report to this Council at its 
next regular meeting, whether under the charter 
the Council has the power to hcense those en- 
gaged in the following vocations : running tug 
boats, keepers of ordinaries, pool rooms, carters, 
distillers, brewers, lumber yards, livery stables, 
money changers and brokers ; also, the con- 
strucliion placedlupon the iollowing vocations : 
ordinaries, carters, money changers and brokers. 

Aid. Lawler presented a resolution directing 
the City Clerk to furnish copies of Council pro- 
ceedings to the Fire Marshal, for distribution to 
the engine companies, and moved its adoption. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 

Revived, That the City Clerk furnish to Fire 
Marshal Benner a sufficient number of copies of 
the Council proceedings, so that a copy may be 
sent each and every fire company in the city, the 
.same to be filed upon receipt. 

Aid. Lawler presented an order directing the 
Superintendent of Police to not enforce Sections 
3 and 4 of Chapter 54, R. O. which was 

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

Aid. Lawler moved that the rules be suspended 
for the purpose of recalling the petition for pav- 
ing the intersection of Di arborn and Washington 
slr66ts» 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as fol- 

^Y^as— Pearsons, Ballard, Sanders, Tully, Tur- 
ner, C'lUerton, Oliver, Lawler, McNurney, Sea- 

°5^ai/s— Tuley,' Gary, Phelps, Gilbert, Mallory, 
Lodding, Riordan, " McNahy, Beidler, Smyth, 
Eiszner; Cook, Throop, Rawleigh, Knopf, Ryan, 
Stauber. Waldo, Schweisthal, McCaftrey, Daly, 
Jonas— 22. 

Aid. Lawler presented an order directing the 
Comptroller to pay city employes m cash, etc., 
which was .^^ _,. 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Eiszner presented a petition praying that 
the C & N. W. R. R. Co. be compelled to draw 
their 'cars on Kiiizie street with horse power. 

Referred to the Committee on Railroads. 

Aid Throop presented an order directing the 
Department of Public Works to construct a cross 
walk on Throop street, and moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 

^°reas- Pearsons, Tuley, Ballard, Sanders, Gil- 
bert, Mallory, Turner. Lodding, Cullerton, Rior- 



May IT,] 



23 



1878. 



dan, McXallv, Oliver, Lavviev, Beidler, Smyth, 
McNurnev, Eiszner, Cook, Throop, Seatoii. liaw- 
leigh, Knopf, Ryan, Stauber, Niesen, Waldo, 
Scliweisthal, McCaffrey, Jonas— 29. 
iVays-Cary, Plielps, Tully, Daly— 4. 
The following is the order as passed : 
Ordered That the Department of Public Works 
cause a crosswalk to he constructed across 
Throop street at its intersection with Washing- 
ton street. 

Aid. Throop presented an order directing the 
Department of Public Works to dispose of the 
fence around Jefferson and Union Parks, etc., 
which was 

Eeferred to the Committee on Wharves and 
Public Grounds. 

Aid. Cook presented a resolution declaring 
Aid. Tuley presiding officer of the Council during 
the absence of the Mayor, and moved its adop- 
tion. 

The motjpn prevailed hy yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Feos— Pearsons, Ballard, Sanders, Cary, 
Phelps, Gilbert, Mallory, Tully, Turner, Lodding, 
Cullerton, Eiordan, McNally, Oliver, Lawler, 
Beidler, Smyth, McXurney, Eiszner, Cook, 
Throop, Seaton, Pawleish, Knonf, Ryan, Stau- 
ber, Xiesen. Waldo, Scliweisthal, McCaffrey, 
Daly, Jonas— 32. 

Nays—^one. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 

Resolved. That Murray F. Tuley, of the First 
Ward, be and he is hereby elected Presiding 
Officer of the CouU'-il to occupy the position 
from meeting to meeting in the absence of the 
Mayor. 

Aid. Knopf presented an order directing the 
Department of Public Works to prepare an or- 
dinance for a sidewalk on Superior sti'eet be- 
tween Robey and Hoyne streets, and moved its 
passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Department of Public 
AVorks are requested to draft an ordinance for a 
sidewalk on the south side of Superior street, 
between Robey and Hoyne streets. 

Aid. Ryan presented an order concerning the 
inspection of street improvements, which on 
motion of Alderman Cullerton was 

Referred to a Select Committee composed of 
the Chairmen of the three Committees on Streets 
and Alleys. 

Aid. Niesen presented a petition for gas on 
Dayton street from Sophia street to Center 
street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Gas Lights. 

Aid. Waldo presented a petition for the im- 
provement of Clybourne place, from Clybourne 
avenue to the bridge, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys. N. D. 

Aid. Ballard presented an order directing the 
Department of Public Works to grant a permit 
to the I.e. R. R. Co. to place a fence on the 
eastlme of Lake Park, and to erect a depot on 
said park at the foot of Van Buren street, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, S. D. 

Aid. IVIcCaffrey presented a resolution direct- 
ing the Department of Public Works to prepare 
an ordinance for a lamp post on the southwest 
corner of Oak and Townsend streets, and moved 
Its adoption. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 



Resolved, That the Department of Public 
Works prepare and send to this Council an or- 
dinance for one lamp ])ost on the .-outhwest 
corner of Oak and Townsend streets. 

Aid. Jonas presented a preamble and resolu- 
tion direct ing' that no ci ntracts he made with 
the gas companies, except a provision is inserted 
providing that private consumers shall be fur- 
nished at the same price, w dch was 

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

The Clerk presented an ordinance for a side- 
walk on the east side of Tompkins street from 
West Polk street to West Taylor street, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, S. D. 

AI.SO, 

An ordinance for a sidewalk on the east side 
of Albany avenue from West Jackson street to 
West Van Buren street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, W. D. 

ALSO, 

An ordinance for a sidewalk on the north side 
of Thirty-third street, from Indiana avenue to 
South Park avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, S. D. 

ALSO, 

An ordinance for a sidewalk on the west side 
of South Park avenue, from Thirty-flrst street 
to Douglas avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, S. D. 

ALSO, 

An ordinance for the extension of Morgan 
street from Lumber street to the South Branch 
of the Chicago river, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, W. D. 

ALSO, 

An ordinance for the extension of Fish street, 
from Lumber street to the South Branch of the 
Chicago river, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, W. D. 



An ordinance for the extension of Nutt court 
through to W. Twentieth street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, W. D. 

ALSO, 

An ordinance for curbing and filling Tompkins 
street, from W. Polk street to W. Taylor street, 
which was 

E,efeiTed to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, W. D. 

ALSO, 

An ordinance for curbing and macadamizing 
Western avenue, from W. Lake street to W. In- 
diana street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, W. D. 



An ordinance for curbing and paving Canal 
street, from W. Lake street to W. Madison street, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, W. D. 

ALSO, 

An invitation to take part in the parade and 
ceremonies on the occasion of laying the corner 
stone of the armory of the 1st Regt., I. N. G., on 
Saturday, May 18 1878. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the invitation be 
accepted and placed on flle. 

The motion prevailed. 



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A communication from W. A. Herr concernmg 
the condition of streets occupied by liorse rail- 
ways, which was ^^ ^ ^ ^ ^ 

Referred to the'Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, S. D. 

Aid. Cook moved to reconsider the vote hy 
which the order concerning fence on Lake Park 
was referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

The motion prevailed hy yeas and nays as lol- 
lows * 

Feas- Pearsons, Cary, Phelps, Gilbert, Beidler, 
Smyth, McNurney, Cook, Throop, Seaton, Eaw- 
leigh, Knopf, Byan, Stauber, Niesen, Waldo, 
Schweisthal, Daly-18. 

IVaws-Tuley, Ballard, Sanders, M^Uory, Tul- 
ly. Turner, Loddiug, Cullerton, Eiordan, iVIcNal- 
ly, Oliver. Lawler, Eiszner, McCaffrey, Jonas--15. 

Aid. Daly moved that the order be referred to 
the Committee on Judiciary. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Clerk presented a communication from D. 
A. Codman, police court bailiff, concerning sun- 
dry executions, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

REPOKTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES. 

FINANCK. 

The Committee on Finance to whom was re- 
ferred a communication from the Comptroller 
concerning a mortgage held by the city on VV 1/2 
lot 20 Hayes and Shelby's sub. of B. 30 Carpen- 
ter's Addition to Chicago, submitted a report 
recommending the passage of an accompanying 
order. 

Aid. Seaton moved that the report be recom- 
mitted to the Committee . 

The motion prevailed. 

JUDICIARY. 

The Committee on Judiciary to whom was re- 
ferred an ordinance relating to swinging bridges, 
submitted a report recommending that it be 
placed on file. ^. , ^ .^ 

Aid. Lawler moved that the ordinance be laid 
over and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the ordinance : 
Be it ordained hy the City Council of the City of 

Chicago : , ^. . n 

Section l. That chapter 3 of the Revised 
Ordinances be and the same is hereby amended 
by adding thereto the following : Between the 
hours of 6.30 o'clock, A. M., and 7.30 o'clock, 
A. M., and between the hours of 12 m. and 1 p, 
m,. and between the hours of 5.30 o'clock and 
6.30 o'clock, p. m., the bridges shall be kept 
closed for twenty minutes, and then if necessary 
to allow vessels to pass, shall be kept open 
ten minutes, when they shall be closed again 
twenty minutes, and so on alternately jluring 
said hours ; and during the hours between 7.30 
a. m., and 5.30 p. m., the bridges shall be closed 
ten minutes, and then, if necessary for vessels to 
pass through, kept open ten minutes, and 
then closed ten minutes again, and so on altern- 
ately between said last mentioned hours. 

It'sliall be the duty of the person or persons in 
charge of any bridge to display the signal above 
provided for during the entire time any such 
bridge is closed, as herein provided. 

'?3EC. 2. Sections 14 and 15 of said ordinance 
be and the same are hereby repealed, and all 
ordinances or parts of ordinances in conflict 
with this ordhiance are hereby annulled. 

Sec. 3. This ordinance shall be in force from 
a,nd after its passage. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee to whom was referred a 
petition for reduction in price of license for 
auctioneers, submitted a report recommending 
that it be placed on file. 



Aid. Pearsons moved to concur in the report. 
The motion prevailed. 

STREETS AND ALLEYS, S. D. 

The Committee on Streets and Alleys, S. D., 
to whom was referred an ordinance for curbing, 
filling and paving La Salle street from Wash- 
ington street to Van Buren street, submitted a 
report recommending its passage. 

Aid. Pearsons moved to concur in the report 
and pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : , ^ -, 

Feas- -Pearsons, Tuley, Ballard, Sanders, 
Cary, Phelps, Gilbert, Mallory, Tully, Turner, 
Lodding, Cullerton, Eiordan, McNally, Oliver, 
Lawler, Beidler, Smyth, McNurney, Eiszner, 
Cook, Throop, Seaton, Rawleigh, Knopf, Ryan, 
Stauber, Niesen,Waldo, Schweisthal, McCaffrey, 
Daly.Jonas-.-33. 

iVayi— None. 

ALSO, 

The sam.e Committee, to whom was referred 
an ordinance for a sidewalk on the south side 
of Dexter street, from Ashland avenue to Slade 
street, submitted a report recommending its 
passage. 

Aid. Turner moved to concur in the report and 
pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Feas- -Pearsons, Tuley, Ballard, Sanders, 
Phelps, Gilbert, Mallory, Tully, Turner, Lod- 
ding. Cullerton, Eiordan, McNally, Oliver, Law- 
ler, Beidler, Smyth, McNurney, Eiszner, Cook, 
Throop, Seaton, Rawleigh, Knopf. Ryan, Stau- 
ber, Niesen, Waldo. McCaffrey, Daly, Jonas— 31. 

IVaiys— None. 



The same Committee, t!> whom was referred 
an ordinance for curbing, filling and paving 
Jackson street, from Clark street to Dearborn 
street, sulimitted a report recommending its 
passage. . ^, , 

Aid. Gilbert moved to concur m the report 
and pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 

j i-^eas— Pearsons, Tuley, Ballard, Sanders, Ga- 
ry, Phelps, Gilbert, fully. Turner, Lodding, 
Rlordan.. McNally, Oliver, Lawler, Beidler, 
Smyth. McNurney, Eiszner. Cook, Throop, Sea- 
ton, Rawleigh, Knopf. Ryan, Stauber, Niesen, 
Waldo, McCaffrey, Daly, Jonas— 30, 
JVays— Mallory ,—1 . 

» ALSO, 

The same Committee to whom was referred a 
petition for opening Fake street, submitted a re- 
port recommending that it be referred to the 
Department of Public Works, to report as to cost 
and necessity. 

Aid. Tuiner moved to concur m the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO 

The same Committee to whom was referred an 
order for paving Wentworth avenue, from Twen- 
ty-second street to Twenty-nmth street, sub- 
mitted a report recommending its passage. _ 

Aid. Cullenon moved that the report belaid 
over and published. 
The motion prevailed. 
The following is the report : 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City <f Chi- 
cago in City Council assembled 
Your Committee on Streets and Alleys. S. D., 
to whom was referred an order for pavingWent- 
worth avenue, from Twenty-second street to 
Tv/enty-ninth street, respectfuliy report that 
they recommend the passage of the order. 
James H. Gilbert. 
P. Sanders. 
O. B. Phelps. 
D. K. Pearsons, 
George Turner. 



Jlay 17,) 



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Whereas, The owners of a large majority of 
the frontage on Wentworth avenue, between 
Twenty-second street and Tvventy-nhitli street, 
have entered into a private contract witli James 
B. Smith, to curb, fill and pave in front of their 
respective propertv, therefore be it 

Ordered, That the Department of Public Works 
is hereby authorized to grant a permit to said 
James B. Smith, to curb, fl.ll, and pave with a 
eeelar block pavement, on an inch floor, with lake 
shore gravel and composition, said Wentworth 
avenue, between the points named under said 
private contract, provided it is paved continu- 
ously and without gaps ; and provided further, 
that the contractor relies for payment of said 
improvement upon the collection of tlie si)ecial 
assessment to be levied upon lots not represent- 
ed in said private contract ; and tlie Department 
of Public Works Is further authorized to con- 
tract for the city's portion of said work, and the 
part to be paid 'for by special assessment at a 
price not more than that paid by property own- 
ers, said contractor to pay all costs of engineer- 
ing and inspecting ; and it is further 

Ordered, That the Department of Public Works 
is hereby directed to prepare and send to this 
Council,'a proper ordinance for the curbuig, fill- 
ing and paving sal;'. Wentworth avenue, between 
said points, in front of the property not embraced 
in said private contract. 

This contract with the property owners is for 
the entire width of the street, except the sixteen 
feet in the centre of the street, which will be 
filled and paveci at the expense of the Chicago 
and Englewood Horse and Dummy K'y Co. and 
the sixt'een feet in the centre of the street to be 
paved with wooden blocks, with the same foun- 
dation as the balance of the street. 



The same Committee, to whom was referred 
a connnunication concennng violation of side- 
walk ordinance on Franklin street, submitted a 
report recommending tliat it be referred to the 
Department of Public Works with instructi-ns 
to take steps to remove anything that is Jn vio- 
lation of the city ordinances. 

Aid. Gill)eit moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an order authorizinis J. B. Smith to pave South 
Water street from Fifth avenue to Lake street 
by private contract, submitted a report recom- 
mending its passage. 

Aid. Pearsons moved ta 
and pass the order. 

The motion prevailed and tlie order was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yea.?- -Aid. Pearsons, Ballard, Sanders. Cary, 
Phelps, Gilbert. Mallory, Turner, Mc^'ally, Beid- 
ler, McNurney. Cook, Throop, Seaton, Kawleigh, 
Knopf, Kyan.Stauber, Niesen, Waldo, Schweis- 
thal, McCaffrey, Daly, Jonas- -24. 

iV'c/yx— Tuley, Tully, Lodding, Cullerton, Kior- 
dan, Oliver. Smyth, Eiszner--8. 

Tlie following is the order as passed : 

Whkreas, The owners of a large majority of 
the frontage on South Water street, between 
Fifth avenue and Lake street, have entered into 
a private contract with James B. Smith for the 
filling and i)aving in fi-ont of their respective 
property, therefore be iit 

Ordered, That tlie Department of Public 
Works is hereby authorized to grant a permit to 
said James B. Smith to fill and pave with a three 
by seven inch pavement < n a floor, with lake 
shore gravel and paving composition said South 
Water street under said private contract, pro- 
vided it is paved continuously and without gaps, 
and provided further that the contractor relies 
f9r payment of said pavement upon tlie collec- 
tion of the special assessment to be levied upon 



concur in tlie report 



lots represented in said private contract, and ihe 
Department of Public Works is further author- 
ized to contract for the city's portion of said 
work and the part to be paid for by special as- 



sessment, said contractors to pay all costs of 
engineering and inspecting, and it is further or- 
deri'd that the Department of Public Works is 
liereby directed to prepare and send to this 
Council a proper ordinance for filling and paving 
said South Water street between said fronts in 
front of the property not embraced in said pri- 
vate contract at a price not more than that paid 
by private property owners. 

ALSO. 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
a petition to change the name of Garibaldi stieet 
to Ward avenue, submitted a report recommend - 
ing the passage of an accompanying ordinance. 

Aid. Cullerton and Cary requested that the 
report be deferred under the charter. 

So ordered. 

ALSO 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
a petition for a sewer on Wallace street submit- 
ted a report recommending" that it be referred 
to the Department of Public Works. 

Aid. Turner mored to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

STKEET8 AKD ALLEYS, N . 1) 

The Committee on Streets and Alleys, N. D., 
to whom was referred an ordinance for curbing, 
flliing and paving Bremer street from Chicago 
avenue to Oak street, submitted a report recom- 
mending its passage. 

Aid McCaffrey moved to concur in the re- 
port and pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Teas- -Pearsons, Ttilev, Ballard, Sanders, Cary. 
Phelps, Gilbert. Mallory, Tully, Turner, Lod- 
ding, Cullerton. Riordan McNally, Oliver, 
Lawler, Beidler. Smyth, McNurney, Eiszner, 
Cook, Throop, Seaton," Kawleigh, Kiiopf, Kyan, 
Stauber, .Mesen, Waldo, Schweisthal, Mc- 
Caffrey, Daly, Jonas— 33. 

iVajys— None. 

Aid. Lawler moved that the Council do now 
adjourn. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Fea6'— Pearsons. Sanders-, Tidly, McNally, 
Lawler, Seaton, Rawleigij, Knopf, Kyan, Stau- 
ber, Waldo. Schweisthal, Jonas— 13. 

iVays— Tuley, Ballard, Cary. Phelps, Gilbert, 
Mallory. Turner, Lodding, Cullerton. Kiordan, 
Oliver, Beidler, Smyth, Eisztier, Cook, Throop. 
Niesen, McCaffrey, Daly--19. 

STREETS AND ALLEYS, W. D. 

The Committee on Streets and Alleys, W. D.. 
to whom was referred an ordinance" changing 
the name of Tompkins street to Winthrop place, 
submitted a report recommending its passage. 

Aid. Throop moved to concur in the report and 
pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and the ordinance was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

F^as'— iPearsons, Tuley, Ballard, Sanders, Cary, 
Phelps, Gilbert. Mallory, Tully, Turner, Lod- 
ding, Cullerton, Kiordan, McNally, Oliver, Law- 
ler, Beidler. Smyth, Eiszner, Cook, Throoj), Sea- 
ton, Kawieijih, Knopf, Kyan, Stauber, Niesen. 
Waldo, Schweisthal, McCaffrey, Daly, Jonas--32. 

iV ays— None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed : 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago. 

Sec. L That the name of the street running 
north and south through Block 43, Canal Trus- 
tees, sub-division of w M and w Vz of ne J4 of 
section 17, Township 39 of R. 14 east, heretofore 
known as Tompkins street, be and the same is 
hereby changed to Winthrop place. 

Sec. 2. This ordinance shall be in' force from 
and after its passage. 



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The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an ordinance for drains on Carpenter street from 
Washington street to Fuiton street, submitted a 
report recommending its passage. 

Aid. Throop moved to concur in the report and 
pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as f ol- 
lov^s : 

Feas— Pearsons. Tuley, Ballard, Sanders, Gary, 
Phelps, Gilbert, Mallory, Tally, Turner, Lod- 
ding, Kiordan, McNally, Oliver, Lawler, Beidler, 
Smyth, Eiszner, Cook, Throop, Seaton, Kawleigh, 
Knopf. Ryan, Stauber, ]Sfiesen, Waldo, Schweis- 
thal, McCaffrey, Daly, Jonas— 31. 

Nays— 'None. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an ordinance for water pipes on Carpenter 
street from W. Washington street to Fulton 
street, submitted a report recommending its 
passage. 

Aid. Throop moved to concur in the report 
and pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas nnd nays as fol- 
lows : 

Feas— Pearsons, Tuley, Ballard, Sanders.Cary. 
Phelps, Gilbert, Mallory, TuUy, Turner, Lod- 
ding, Kiordan, Mc^'allv, Ohver, Lawler, Beidler, 
Smyth, Eiszner, Cook, Throop Seaton, Ptawleigh, 
Knopf, Ryan, Staubei, Niesen, Waldo, Schweis- 
thal, McCaffrey, Daly, Jonas— 31. 

NayS'-None. 

ALSO, 

The same committee, to whom was referred 
a petition for paving Lincoln street, from Adams 
street to Jackson street, submitted a report re- 
commending that it be referred to the Depart- 
ment of Public Works, tor a proper ordinance. 

Aid. Rawleigh moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO. 

The same Committee to whom was referred 
an ordinance for a sidewalk on both sides of 
Nixon street from West Polk street to West Tay- 
lor street, submitted a report recommending its 
passage. 

Aid. Throop moved to concur in the report and 
pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Feas— Pearsons, Tuley. Ballard, Sanders, Cary, 
Phelps, Gilbert, Mallory. Turner, Lodding, Kior- 



dan, McNally, Oliver, Lawler. Beidler, Smyth, 
Eiszner. Cook, Throop, Seaton, Rawleigh, Knopf, 
Ryan, Stauber, Niesen, Waldo, Schweisthal, Mc- 
Caffrey.— 28. 
Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee to whom was referred 
an ordinance for sidewalk on the south side of 
Flournoy street from Rockwell street to Vv^asli- 
tenaw avenue,submitted a report recommending 
its passage. 

Aid. Rawleigh moved to concur in the report 
and pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays'as fol- 
lows. 

Feas— Pearsons, Tuley, Ballard, Sanders, Cary, 
Phelps, Gilbert, Mallory, Turner, Lodding, Rior- 
dan, McNally, Oliver, Lawler, Beidler, Smyth, 
Eiszner, Cook. Throop, Seaton, Rawleigh, Knopf, 
Ryan, Stauber, Niesen, Waldo, Schweisthal, Mc- 
Caffrey— 28. 

NayH— None. 

ALSO. 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an ordinance for sidewalk on south side of West 
Eighteenth street from Ashland avenue to Pau- 
lina street, submitted a report reoommending its 
passage. 

Aid. Lodding moved to concur in the report 
and pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Feas--Pearsons, Tuley, Ballard, Sandejs, 
Cary, Phelps, Gilbert, Mallory, Turner, Lodding, 
Riordan. McNally, Oliver, Lawler, Beidler, 
Smyth, Eiszner, Cook, Throop, Seaton, Raw- 
leigh, Knopf, Ryan, Stauber, Niesen, Waldo, 
Schweisthal, McCaffrey— 28. 

Nay a— None. 

ADJOURNMENT. 

Aid. Lawler moved that the Council do now 
adjourn. 

The motion prevailed and the Council stood 
adjourned. 

CASPAR BUTZ, 

City Clerk 



May 20,1 



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CITY COUNCIL. 



REGULAR MEETING. 



IS/LJ^ir 20, 1S78. 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 

Present— Aid. Pearsons, Tuley, Ballard, San- 
ders, Gary, Phelps, Gilbert, Mallory, Tully. Tur- 
ner, Lodding, Cullerton. Riordan, McNally, 
Oliver, Lawler, TBeidler, Smyth, Eiszner, Cook, 
Throop, Seaton, Kawleigh. Thompson, Knopf, 
Eyan, Stauber, Niesen,Schweisthal, Wetterer, 
Janssens, McCaffrey, Daly, Jonas. 

Absent— Aid. Waldo, McNurney, and His Hon- 
or the Mayor. 

Aid. Tuley in the Chair. 

MINUTES. 

Aid. Rawleigh moved that the minutes of the 
regular meeting held May 13th, 1878, and the 
adjourned regular meeting held May 17th, 1878, 
be approved without being read. 

The motion prevailed. 

REPORTS OF CITY OFFICERS. 

The Clerk presented a communication from 
His Honor the Mayor, covering list of names of 
persons pardoned from the House of Con-ection 
during the week ending May 18, 1878, which was 

Placed on file. 

The City Attorney submitted a report in an- 
swer to a resolution offered by Aid. Cullerton, as 
to the power of the Council to require licenses 
on certain specified occupations. 

Aid. Ryan moved that the report be published 
and referred to the Committee on Licenses, with 
mstructions that they prepare the proper ordin- 
ances and submit them to this Council. 

The motion prevailed . 



The following is the report : 

City liAw Department, I 

Chicago, May 20th, 1878. \ 
To the Honorable t«7ie City Council of the City 
of Chicago : 

Gentlemen :— In pursuance to a resolution 
adopted by your honorable body May 17th, 1878. 
directmgnaeto report to said body, as to the 
power of the Council to require licenses ofcer- 
tam specified occupations, 

I have the honor to report that the Council has 
power by virtue of 

The 35th clause of article 5th, of the City char- 
ter to 

" License, regulate and prohibit wharf boats* 
tugs and other boats used about the harbor or 
within such jurisdiction." 

This authorizes the licensing of all " tug boats'* 
plymg their vocation within the city limits 
^j^By virtue of the 4th clause of article 5th of the 

..r.^^P.l!^®",^®'*^^' I'egulate, suppress and pro - 
hibit hawkers, peddlers, pawnbrokers, keepers 
of ordinaries, theatricals and other exhibitions 
shows and amusements, and to revoke such 
license at pleasure." 

.This authorizes the licensing of all "ordina- 
ries withm the City of Chicago, 
l^y virtue of the 44th clause of article 5th of 

" To license, regulate, tax or prohibit and 

suppress bilhard, bagatelle, pigeon hole or any 

other tables or implements kept or used for a 

•similar purpose in anyplace of public resort 

"pin alleys and ball alleys." * ' 

This authorizes the licensing of pool tables 

and doubtless pool rooms at so much per table 

By virtue of ttie 42d clause of article 5th of the 

"To license. tax and regulate hackmen. dray- 
men, omnibus drivers, carters, cabmen, porters 



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expressmen and all others pursuing like occupa- 
tions, and to prescribe their compensation. 

This authorizes the licensing of all " carters 
exercising their vocation in the city. ^, , 

By virtue of the 9lst clause of Article 5th of 
the "Charter. 

" To tax, license and regulate auctioneers, dis- 
" tillers, brewers, lumber yards, livery stables, 
"public scales, money changers and brokers. 

This authorizes the licensing of all • distil- 
lers," " brewers," " lumber yards," " livery sta- 
bles," "money changers and brokers" in the 

Worcester defines an " ordinary" to be a place 
of eating and drinking, the prices are^ settled ov 
a regular meal established at a certain price. 

I am of opinion that ail restaurants and public 
dining-rooms in the city, properly come under 
the designation of "Ordinaries." ^ ■, 

A " carter " is defined to be " one who drives a 
" cart or team ; a teamster." 

Hinckley vs. City of Belleville, 43 111. 183, was 
an action brought under an ordinance of the 
city of Belleville, imposing a license fee of SlOO 
on all "bankers*' doing business in that city. 
The Supreme Court, by Lawrence, Judge, con- 
strued the meaning of the words "bankers and 
" money changer " to be interchangeable, or at 
least that the word " banker " includes " money 
changer." ^. , , 

1 cannot do better than give the language of 
the court in that decision. 

" We construe the agreed case as meaning that 
'•he transacts the business ordinarily done at 
" private banking houses in this State . Without 
" considering the question as to how far a banker 
" and a money broker are the same in the com- 
" mon parlance and business usages of this State, 
" there is at least no doubt that the term " bank- 
"er" includes all the business of a money 
" changer. A money changer is defined by 
" Webster to be " a broker who deals in money 
"or exchanges." The word has passed out of 
" common use, but when used we understand it 
"in the sense given by the learned lexicogra- 
" pher " 

" Thus defined it is certainly included in the 
" business of a banker, and constitutes, indeed, 
"the greater part of it. To, also, the buying 
" and selling of uncurrent funds, and the ex- 
" changing one kind of money for another, are 
" equally the practice of the money changer and 
"the banker. ^ , , ^ e 

"Indeed we are not aware of any kind of 
"business understood within the former term, 
" which is not considered a part of the business 
" of a private banker, as carried on within this 
" state, and we must construe the term 'bank- 
" er,' used in this agreed case, as comprehend- 
" ing the various kinds of business ordinarily 
" carried on by bankers among our own people. 

" If, then, the business of the banker includes 
" that of the money-changer, he may certainly 
"be required to take out a license under that 
" provision of the charter which applies to 
"money-changers. ^ , . , ' 

" While the appellant is a banker, he is also a 
"money-changer." ; 

"Respectfully submitted. 

" R. S. TUTHILIi, 

"CWy Attorney." \ 

The Department of Public Works submitted 
an ordinance establishing grades for certain 
streets in the North Division, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, N.D. 

PETITIONS, COMMUNICATIOKS AND ORDI- 
NANCES. 

Aid. Ballard presented a petition for paving 
Pacific avenue from Polk street*to Taylor street, 
which was ^ . ,. -^t , 

Referred to the Department of Public Works 
with instructions to prepare an ordinance . 



Aid. Pearsons presented an ordinance for 
three lamp posts on Dearborn Place, from Mad- 
ison street to Washington street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Gas Lights. 

Aid. Ballard presented an order authorizing: 
Ray & Whitney to pave Clark street from Polk 
street to Twelfth street by private contract^ 
which was ^^ ^ ' .. 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, S. D. 

Aid. Ballard presented an ordinance amend- 
',ins section 36 of the ordinance creating the 
^Bmlding Department, which was 
, Jieferred to the Committee , on Public Build- 
ing^s. 

Aid. Cullerton presented the petition of R. B. 
Fuller for remission of a fine, which was 
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

Aid. Loddng presented a resolution directing 
the Department of Public Works to construct a 
sewer on Leavitt and Canal street, etc. 

Aid. Gilbert moved to amend the resolution 
by adding thereto the words, " and to proceed 
with all sewers contracted for last year as soon 
as practicable." , ^ a 

Aid. Lodding accepted the amendment, and 
the resolution as amended was adopted. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 

Resolved, That the Department of Public 
Works be and they are hereby directed to pro- 
ceed with the construction of sewers on Leavitt 
street as soon as possible, which is now standing 
under the last year's contract ; and also the De- 
partment be directed to extend the sewer on 
Canal street from Eighteenth street to the Chica- 
go river, and the same be constructed -out of the 
last year's appropriation, and to proceed with 
all sewers contracted for last year as soon as 
practicable. 

Aid. Cullerton presented a resolution directing 
the City Attorney to prepare ordinances 
creating offices of City Comptroller, Department 
of Public Works, Corporation Counsel, Sealer of 
Weights and Measures. Boiler Inspector, Oil In- 
spector and Gas Inspector, under the new char- 
Aid. Gary moved that it be referred to the 
Committee on Judiciary. 
The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Lawler presented the petition of Philip 
Lauer for remission of fine, which was 
Referred lo the Committee on Judiciary. 

Aid. Cook presented an order directing the 
Department of Public Works to prepare an or- 
dinance for paving Monroe street from Loomis 
street to Ashland avenue, and moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following Is the order'as passed : 

Ordered, That the Board of Public Works pre- 
pare and submit to this Council an ordinance 
for the filling and paving of West Monroe street 
between Loomis street and Ashland avenue, 
with cedar blocks placed upon an inch board 
foundation. 

Aid. Seaton presented an ordinance author- 
izing the Chicago Steam Company to lay pipes, 
&c . , which was ^^ ^ , ^ , 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, S.D. 

Aid. Rawleigh presented an order requesting 
the People's Gas Light and Coke Company to 
lay mains on Western avenue, from Madison 
street to Ogden avenue, and moved Its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 



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[1878. 



The following is the order as passed : 
Ordered, That the Department of Public 
Works request the People's Gas Light and Coke 
Company to lay gas main on Western avenue, 
torn Madison street to Ogden avenue . 

Aid. Thompson presented a petition praying 
that cattle be prohibited from running at large 
In the Thirteenth Ward, which was 
'■--. Referred to the Committee on Health and 
County Relations. 

Aid. Thompson presented an order directing 
the Department of Public Works to prepare or- 
dinances for sidewalks on Artesian avenue, from 
Lake street to Fulton ' street ; on Washtenaw 
avenue from Lake street north, and on Rockwell 
street from Lake street to Fulton street, which 
was 

Referred to the Department of Public Works. 

Aid Ryan presented an order requesting gas 
mains on Elston avenue from Milwaukee avenue 
to Division street, and moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Department of PublicWorks 
be directed to request tlie People's Gas Co. to 
lay gas mains on Elston avenue, from Milwaukee 
avenue to Division street. 

Aid. Ryan presented an order remitting a fine 
imposed on James Wood, which was 
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

Aid. Wetterer presented an order directing the 
Department of Public Works to prepare an ord- 
inance for lamp posts on Hurlbut street, from 
Sigel street to Clybourn avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Gas Lights. 

Aid. Jonas presented a resolution directing 
that lamps be placed on both approaches and 
the centre of all bridges over the river, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Gas Lights. 

Aid. Cullerton presented a communication 
from Thos . Tilley, concerning his claim for ser- 
vices on City Hall plans. 

Aid. Cary moved that the communication be 
returned to the petiti<'ner because of disrespect- 
ful language contained therein. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Mallory presented a resolution directing 
the Department of PublicWorks to prepare ord- 
inances for sidewalks on Calumet avenue, from 
Twenty -sixth street to Twenty-ninth street ; on 
Michigan avenue, from Twenty-sixth street to 
Twenty-ninth street ; and on Thfrty-third street, 
from Indiana avenue to South Park avenue, and 
moved its adoption. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 

Resolved, That the Department of Public 
Works be directed to prepare ordinances for 
sidewalks on east side of Calumet avenue, from 
Twenty-sixth street to Twenty-ninth street : on 
west side of Michigan avenue, from Twenty- 
sixth street to Twenty-ninth street ; and on 
north side of Thirty -third street, from Indiana 
avenue to South Park avenue. 

Aid. Tully presented an order directing the 
Department of Public Works to cinder Halsted 
street, from Archer avenue to the bridge, and 
moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows. 

Fecw— Pearsons, Tuley, Ballard, Sanders, 
Phelps, Gilbert, Mallory, Tully, Turner, Lod- 
dmg. Cullerton, Riordan, McNally, Oliver, Law- 
ler, Beidler, Smyth, Eiszner, Cook, Throop, 
Seaton, Rawleigh, Thompson, Knopf, Ryan, 



Stauber, Niesen, Schweisthal, Wetterer, Jans- 
sens, McCaffrey, Daly, Jonas— 33. 
iVa 2/8— None. 

The following is the order as passed : 
Ordered, That the Department of PublicWorks 
be instructed to cause tlie improvement of that 
part of Halsted street, between Archer avenue 
and South, Halsted street bridge, with cmders, 
so as to render the same passable for teams. 

Aid. Lawler presented a resolution, directing 
the Comptroller to require an answer from gas 
companies on a resolution adopted May 6th, and 
moved its adoption. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Feas— Tuley, Sanders, Cary, Phelps, Gilbert, 
Mallory, Tully, Turner, Lodding, Cullerton. Rior- 
dan, McNally, Oliver, Lawler, Beidler, Smyth, 
Eiszner, Rawleigh, Thompson, Knopf, Ryan, 
Stauber, Niesen, Schweisthal, Wetterer, Jans- 
sens, McCaffrey, Daly, Jonas— 29. 

iVays- Pearsons, Ballard, Cook, Throop, Sea- 
ton,— 5. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 

Resolved, That the Comptroller be directed to 
require an answer from the gas companies of this 
city, on the resolution passed by this Council 
May 6th, 1878, and report at the next regular 
meeting of the City Council . 

Aid. Tully presented an order directing the 
Department of Public Works to prepare an ord- 
inance for sidewalk on Douglas avenue, from the 
bridge to Lincoln street, and moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Department of PublicWorks 
prepare and send to this Council a proper ordin- 
ance for a sidewalk on the south side of Doug- 
las avenue, from the bridge to Lincoln street. 

Aid. Gilbert moved that the report of the Se- 
lect Committee on Rules and Order of Business, 
laid over and published May 6, be now taken up. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. McCaffrey moved that the rules be con- 
sidered seriatim. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Seaton moved to adopt rule 1. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. McCaffrey moved to adopt rule 2. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Rawleign moved to adopt rule 3. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Rawleigh moved to adopt rule 4. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Gilbert moved to adopt rule 5. 

The motl'm ^-yvi iled. 

Aid. Tully moved to adopt rule 6. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Throop moved to adopt rule 7. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Throop moved to adopt rule 8. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Seaton moved to adopt mle 9, 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Throop moved to adopt rule 10. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Gilbert moved to adopt rule 11. 

The motion prevailed . 

Aid. Mallory moved to adopt rule 12. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Mallory moved to adopt rule 13. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Rawleigh moved to adopt rule 15. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Gilbert moved to adopt rule 16. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Rawleigh moved to adopt rule 17. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Mallory moved to adopt rule 18. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Stauber moved to adopt rule 19 , 

The motion prevailed. 



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Aid. Gary moved to amend Rule 20, by stnk- 
ina out the words " in debate," and insertmg m 
lieu thereof the words " under consideration." 
The amendment was agreed to. 
Aid. Gary moved that rule 20 as amended he 
adopted. ^, ^ 

The motion prevailed . . 
Aid. Rawleigh moved to adopt rule 21. 
The motion prevailed. 
Aid. Stauber moved to adopt rule 22. 
The motion prevailed. 
Aid. Daly moved to adopt rule 23. 
The motion prevailed. 
Aid. Rawleigh moved to adopt rule 24. 
The motion prevailed. 
Aid. Seaton moved to adopt rule 25. 
The motion prevailed. 
Aid. Daly moved to adopt rule 26 
The motion prevailed. 
Aid. Jonas moved to adopt rule 27. 
The motion prevailed. , „ t, 4. n 

Aid. Lawler moved to amend rule 28, by strik- 
ing out the words "a majority," and inserting 
the words "two-thirds," in lieu thereof. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : _, 
Fea8--Lawler, Throop— 2. , , „ ^ 
JVaws--Pearsons, Tuley, Ballard, Sanders, 
Gary, Phelps, Gilbert, Mallory, Tully, Turner, 
Lodding, Gullerton, Riordan, McNally, Beidler, 
Smyth, Eiszner, Gook, Seaton, Rawleigh, 
Thompson, Knopf, Ryan, Stauber, Niesen, 
Schweisthal, Wetterer, Janssens, McGaffrey. 
Daly, Jonas--31. , , . , 
Aid. Gilbert moved that rule 28 be adopted. 
The motion prevailed. 
Aid. Rawleigh moved to adopt rule 29. 
The motion prevailed. 
Aid. Rawleigh moved to adopt rule 30. 
The motion prevailed. 
Aid. Stauber moved to adopt rule 31. 
The motion prevailed. 
Aid. Gilbert moved to adopt rule 32. 
The motion prevailed. 
Aid, Gook moved to adopt rule 33. 
The motion prevailed. 
Aid. Throop moved to adopt rule 34. 
The motion prevailed . 
Aid. Stauber moved to adopt rule 35. 
The motion prevailed. 
Aid. Seaton moved to adopt rule 36. 
The motion prevailed. 
Aid. Seaton moved to adopt rule 37. 
The motion prevailed . 
Aid. Stauber moved to adopt rule 38, 
The motion prevailed. 
Aid. McCaffrey moved to adopt rule 39. 
The motion prevailed. 
Aid. Gilbert moved to adopt rule 40. 
The motion prevailed. ^ ^ , ^^ 
Aid. McCaffrey moved to adopt rule 4i. 
The motion prevailed. 
Aid. Ryan moved to adopt rule 42. 
The motion prevailed. 
Aid. Ryan moved to adopt rule 43. 
The motion prevailed. 
Aid. Seaton moved to adopt rule 44. 
The motion prevailed. 
Aid. Seaton moved to adopt rule 45. 
The motion prevailed. 
Aid. Gilbert moved to adopt rule 46. 
The motion prevailed. 
Aid. Gilbert moved to adopt rule 47. 
The motion prevailed, , ^ , ,„ 
Aid. Thompson moved to adopt rule 48. 
The motion prevailed. 
Aid. Thompson moved to adopt rule 49. 
The motion prevailed. 
Aid. Gilbert moved to adopt Rule 50. 
The motion prevailed. . , ^^. 
Aid. Gullerton moved to reconsider the vote 
by which Rule 47 was adopted. 
The motion prevailed. ^ -o , ^,t k,. 
Aid. Gullerton moved to amend Rule 47 by 
striking out the word " Chair " and inserting 
the word " Council " in lieu thereof. 
The motion prevailed. 



Aid. Gullerton moved that Rule 47 as amend- 
ed be adopted. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Rawleigh moved to adopt Rule 51. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Rawleigh moved to adopt Rule 52. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Rawleigh moved to adopt Rule 53, 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid, Lawler moved to adopt Rule 54. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Rawleigh moved that the rules and order 
of business as amended be adopted. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following are the rules and order of busi- 
ness as adopted : 

MEETINGS OF THE CITY COUNCIL. 

Rule 1.— Regular meetings of the City Coun- 
cil shall be held every Monday evening at 7 : 30 
o'clock, unless otherwise ordered at a regular 
meeting. Special meetings may be held at any 
time, on call of the Mayor, or any three or more 
aldermen ; such call shall be in writing, duly 
signed, and shall be presented to the Clerk, who 
shall proceed immediately to prepare notices of 
the same, and shall cause them to be served on 
the members of the Council, in the usual man- 
ner ; such notices shall describe, in brief, the 
nature or objects of the call. 

At every special meeting the call for the same 
shall be read and afterward filed by the Clerk ; 
and no business, other than that proposed by the 
call shall be in order at such meeting. 

OBDBK OF BUSINESS. 

"Rule 2.— At the hour appointed for the meet- 
ing, the Clerk, (or some one appointed to fill his 
place), shall proceed to call the roll of members, 
mark the absentees, and announce whether a 
quorum (i. e., a majority of all the members 
elected) be present. Upon the appearance of a 
quorum the Council shall be called to order, the 
presiding officer taking the Chair, if present, 
and the Council appointing a temporary Chair- 
man, if he should be absent. If a quorum do 
not appear, the Council shall not thereby stand 
adjourned unless by a vote of the members 
present. When a quorum is present the Coun- 
cil shall proceed to the business before it, which 
shall be conducted in the following order : 

1. The reading of the Minutes of the proceed- 
ings of the last meeting or meetings, amend- 
ment and approval of the same, unless dis- 
pensed with by the Council, 

2. Reports of City Officers. 

3. Unlinished business of preceding nieetings. 

4. Presentation of petitions, communications , 
resolutions and ordinances 

5. Reports of Standing Committees. 

6. Reports of Select Committees 

7. Miscellaneous Business. 

Rule 3.— All questions relating to the priority 
of business shall be decided without debate. 

DUTIES AND PKIVILEGBS OF THE PRESI- 
DENT. 

Rule 4,-The presiding Officer shall preserve 
order and decorum, and may speak to points ot 
order in preference to other members, rising 
from his seat for that purpose, and shall decide 
all questions of order, subject to an appeal to 
the City Council, on v,^hich appeal no member 
shall speak more than once without the unani- 
mous consent of the Council. 

Rule 5— While the presiding officer is putting 
the question, no member shall walk across or 
out of the Council room. 

Rule 6. -Every member previous to his 
speaking, shall rise from his seat and address 
himself to the presiding officer, and say, . Mi . 
President," but shall not proceed with his re- 
marks until recognized and named by the Chan. 



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KuLE 7. --When two or more members rise at 
once, the presiding officer shall name the mem- 
ber who is first to speak. 

KuLE 8 —During the session of the Comicil, 
only City officers, ex-aldermen and persons con- 
nected with the press shall be admitted within 
the bar of the City Council Chamber, unless 
upon invitation of the Chairman. Lobbying 
shall not be permitted. 

Rule 9.— In case of any disturbance or disor- 
derly conduct, the presiding officer shall have 
the power to require the Chamber to be cleared 
if necessary. 

Rule 10,— Smoking shall be strictly prohibit- 
ed in the Council Chamber during the sessions 
of the Council. 



DUTIES AND PRIVILEGES OF MEMBERS. 

Rule il.— When a member wishes to present 
a communication, petition, order, resolution or 
other original matter, he shall rise in his place 
and briefly state its nature before presenting 
the same ; and the Chairman shall call each 
Ward for the 4th order of business, beginning 
one meeting at the First Ward, and the next 
meeting at the Eighteenth Ward, and so on al- 
ternately during the term of the Council. 



MOTIONS AND RESOLUTIONS. 

Rule 17.— Any matter before the Council may 
be set down as a special order of business at a 
time certain, if two-thirds of the aldermen pre- 
sent vote in the affirmative, but not otherwise. 

Rule 18.— No motion shall be put or debated 
unless it be seconded. When amotion is second- 
ed it shall be stared by the presidmg officer be- 
fore debate, and every such motion shall be re- 
duced to writing, if required by a member. 

Rule 19. —After a motion or resolution is 
stated by the presiding officer, it shall be deemed 
to be in possession of the Council, but may be 
withdrawn at any time before decision or amend- 
ment, by consent of the Council. 

Rule 20.— If the question under consideration 
contains several distinct propositions, any mem- 
ber may have the same divided when the sense 
admits of it. 

Rule 21. --In all cases where a resolution or 
motion is entered on the minutes of the Council, 
the name of the member moving the same shall 
be entered also. 



TAKING AND ENTERING VOTE. 

Rule 22:— If any member require it, the yeas 
and navs upon any question shall be taken and 
entered on the minutes ; but the yeas and nays 
shall not be taken unless called for previous to 
any vote on the question. 

iRuLB 23. --The result of all votes by yeas and 
nays shall not be announced by the Clerk, but 
shall be handed by him to the Chairman for an- 
nouncement, and no vote shall be changed 
after thje tally list has passed from the hands of 
the Clerk. 

PRECEDENCE OP QUESTIONS. 

Rule 24. -When a blank is to be filled and 
different sums or times proposed, the question 
shall be taken first on the lesser sum or the 
longest time. 

Rule 25.— When a question is under debate 
the only motions in order, shall be ; l.to adjourn 
to a day certain ; 2, to adjourn ; 3, to lay on the 
table ; 4, the previous question ; 5, to refer ; 6, 
to amend ; 7, to substitute -. 8, to postpone inde- 
finitely or to a day certain ; Nos. 2, 3 and 4 to be 
decided without debate. 



ADJOURNMENT. 

Rule 26. —A motion to adjourn the Council 
shall always be in order,except : l, when a mem- 
ber is in possession of the floor ; 2, while the yeas 
and nays are being called ; 3. when the members 
are voting ; 4, when adjournment was the last 
preceding motion ; and 5, when it has been de- 
cided that the previous question shall be taken. 

Rule 27. --Amotion simply to adjourn can- 
not be amended, but a motion to adjourn to a 
time named may be and is open to debate. 

Rule 28. -.The Council, between the second 
Monday in July and the second Monday in Sep- 
tember may adjourn over one or more regular 
meetings, on a vote of a majority of all the al- 
dermen authorized by law to be elected. 

PREVIOUS QUESTION. 

Rule 29. --When the previous question is 
moved and seconded it shall be put in this form : 
'* Shall the main question now be put?" If this 
is carried, all further amendments and all fur- 
ther motions and debates shall be excluded, and 
the question be put without delay, upon the 
pending amendments in the proper order, and 
then upon the main question. 

TO LAY ON THE TABLE. 

Rule 30.--A motion to simply lay a question 
on the table is not debatable ; but a motion to 
lay on the table and publish, or, any other con- 
dition, is subject to amendment and debate. 

A motion to take a subject matter from the 
table may be proposed the same meeting, pro- 
vided two-thirds of the aldermen present vote 
therefor. 

Rule 31-- A motion to lay any particular 
proposition on the table shall apply to that pro- 
position only. 

INDEFINITE POSTPONEMENT. 

Rule 32.--When a motion is postponed in- 
definitely, it shall not be again taken up at the 
same meeting. 

TO REFER. 

Rule 33-— A motion to refer to a standing 
committee shall take precedence of a similar 
motion for a special committee, 

TO AMEND. 

Rule 34.- A motion to amend an amendment 
shall be in order, but one to amend an amend- 
ment to an amendment shall not be entertained. 

Rule 35.— An amendment modifying the in- 
tention of a motion shall be in order ; but an 
amendment relating to a different subject shall 
not be in order. 

Rule 36.--On an amendment to *• strike out 
and insert," the paragraph to be amended shall 
first be read as it stands, then the words pro- 
posed to be stricken out, and those to be insert- 
ed, and, finally, the paragraph as it will stand if 
so amended shall be read. 

TO SUBSTITUTE. 

Rule 37.-- A substitute for any original pro- 
position in debate may be entertained when fur- 
ther amendment is not admissible : and if ac- 
cepted by the mover of such original proposition 
or by the Council by vote, it shall entirely su- 
persede such original proposition, and cut off all 
amendments appertaining thereto. 

RECONSIDERATION. 

Rule 38.— A vote or question may be recon- 
sidered at any time during the same meeting, or 
at the first regular meeting held thereafter. A 
motion for reconsideration being once made and 
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nor shall a vote to reconsider be reconsidered, 

Rxji-E 39. "A motion to reconsider must be 
made and seconded by members who voted in 
the majority, unless otherwise provided in the 
charter. Provided, however, th&t where a mo- 
tion is lost by reason Of not receiving a two- 
thirds vote required for its passage, a motion to 
reconsider may be made and seconded by those 
voting in the minority. 

PBECBDENCE OF BUSINESS. 

ilULE 40— The City Council shall at all regular 
meetings resume business at the same order on 
which it was engaged immediately preceeding 
the last adjourament, with the exception of ord- 
ers Nos. 1 and 2 of Rule 2, which shall be called 
and disposed of before resuming business as 
herein provided. 

STANDING COMMITTEES, 

Rule 41— The following shall be the standing 
committees of the City Council : 

1. On Finance. 

2. On Railroads. 

3. On Judiciary. 

4. On Fire and Water. 

5. On Schools. , ^. . . 

6. On Streets and Alleys, South Division. 

7. On Streets and Alleys, North Division. 

8 . On Streets and Alleys, West Division . 

9 . On Wharves and Public Grounds. 

10 . On Wharfing Privileges. 

11. On Local Assessments. 

12. On Bridewell. 

13. On Police. 

14. On Licenses. 

15 . On Gas Lights. 

16. On Harbor and Bridges. 

17. On Printing. 

18. On Markets. 

19. On Public Buildings. , ^. 

20 . On Health and County Relations. 

21. On Elections. 
Rule 42— The standing committees of the city 

Council shall consist of five members each, ex- 
cept the several Committees on Streets and Al- 
leys, which shall be composed each of as many 
Aldermen as there are wards in the Division re- 
presented. 

select committees. 
Rule 43— On the acceptance of a final report 
from a select committee, the said committee 
shall be discharged without; a vote, unless other- 
wise ordered. 

jurisdiction of committees. 

RULE 44-All matters relating .®^^^^^K?Iifv 
the streets and alleys in any Pi/if on of the city 
shall be referred to the committee of that Divis- 
ion And in all instances where individual 
wards only are interested, the papers referred 
shall be directed to the member whose ward is 
concerned. 

Rule 4&-Unless in cases of emergency, com- 
mittee meetings shall be called at ieast twenty- 
Sur hours prior to the time of mee^g' and ea^ 
member shall attend promptly at the hour stated 
in the notice, or, if unable |o do so, shall notify 
in writing the chairman of the C9nimittee to that 
eflect ; aid three consecutive violations of thj^ 
Rule shall subject the offender to removal from 
the committee by the President of the Council. 

RULE 4&-A11 ordinances, petitions, resolu- 
tions, orders and communications to the Council, 
shall unless by unanimous consent, pe referred 
to appropriate committees, to ^e decided by the 
Chair, and only acted upon by the Council at a 
subsequent meeting, on the report of the com- 
mittee having the same in charge. 

RULE 47— When two or more committees are 
called, the Council shall decide to which commit- 
tee the subject matter shall go. 



REPORTS OF committees. 

Rule 48— Standing and select committees to 
whom references are made shall, in all cases, re- 
port in writing, at least once in each month, un- 
less further time be granted by a vote of the 
Council, the state of facts with their opinion 
thereon. Minority reports may be received at 
the same time witu majority reports. 

Rule 49— All reports of committees shall be 
addressed " To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago, in Council assembled." .They 
shall briefly describe the matter referred, and 
the conclusion to which the Committee has ar- 
rived ; which conclusion shall be summed up in 
the form of an ordinance, order, resolution, re- 
commendation, or some other distinct proposi- 
tion. 

general PROVISION. 

Rule 50— No order or resolution, involving di- 
rectly or indirectly, the expenditure of money 
from the city treasury, and no ordinance (except 
such ordinances as are sent to the Council by 
the Department of Public Works relating to 
public improvements, to be paid for by special 
assessments,) shall be finally passed by the City 
Council until tlie same shall have been published 
and then only finally acted upon at a subsequent 
meeting. 

Rule 51— The rules of parliamentary practice 
comprised in " Roberts' Rules of Order," shall 
govern the Council in all cases to which they are 
applicable, and in which they are not inconsist- 
ent with the standing rules of tliis Council. 

SUSPENSION, ETC., OF RULES. 

Rule 52— These rules may be temporarily sus- 
nended by a vote of two-thirds of the Aldermen 
present ; but shall not be repealed, altered or 
amended, unless by concurrence of two-thirda 
of all the aldermen entitled by law to be elected. 

SBRGEANT-AT-ARMS. 

RULE 53-There shall be elected by ballot, by 
the members of this Council, a Sergeant-at- 
Arms of this Council, who shall preserve order, 
obey the directions of the City Council, and ^r- 
form all duties usually appertaining to the otiice 
of Sergeant-at-Arms of deliberative assemblies. 
Said Sergeant-at-Arms shall have power to ap- 
point such number of assistants as he may deem 
necessary, for any length of time, not exceeding 
twenty-four hours at any one time; Provided, 
That such Sergeant-at Arms shall be removable 
at the will of the Council, by resolution duly 
adopted. 

CENSURE. 

Rule 54^ Any member acting or appearing in 
a lewd or disgraceful manner, or who uses op- 
probrious, obscene or insulting language to or 
about any member of the City Council or who 
does not obey the order of the Chair, shall be, on 
motion, censured by a majority vote of the mem- 
bers present, or expelled by a two-thirds vote of 
all members elected. In case of censure, the 
Sergeant-at-Arms, his assistants, or any person 
acting under direction of the Chair, shall cause 
the member censured to vacate his seat and 
come before the bar of the Council, and receive 
censure from the Chair. 

Aid Cary moved that the Council do now 
proceed to the election of a Sergeant-at-Arms. 

The motion prevailed. ^ 

Aid. Rawleigh nominated Wm. James. 

The Chair designated Aldermen Cary and 
Rawleigh as tellers, and the Council proceeded 
to ballot with the following result : 

Whole number of votes cast 31 ; necessary to 
a choice 16. . ^ 

Wm. James received 29. 

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Aid. Ballard moved thatWm. James be de- 
clared duly elected Sergeant -at -Arms. 
The motion prevailed. 

The Clerk presented the petition of John 
O'Conner for compensation for injuries, which 
was 

Eeferred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Clerk presented an order authorizing W. 
H. Watson to pave Monroe street from Fifth 
avenue to State street hy private contract, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, S. D. 

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES. 

STEEETS AND ALLEYS, W. D. 

The Committee on Streets and Alleys, W. D., 
to whom was referred an ordinance repealing 
an ordinance for a sidewalk on W. Twenty - 
sixth street, submitted a report recommending 
its passage. 

Aid. Throop moved to concur in the report 
and pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Feos— Pearsons, Tulev, Ballard, Sanders, Cary, 
Phelps. Gilbert, Mallory, Tully, Turner, Lod- 
ding, Riordan McNally, Beidler, Smyth, Eisz- 
ner, Cook, Throop, Seaton, Rawleigh, Thomp- 
son, Knopf, Kyan, Stauber, Niesen, Schweis- 
thal, Wetterer, Janssens, McCaffrey, Daly, 
Jonas— 31. 

iVay.3— Cullerton— 1 . 

The following is the ordinance as passed : 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 

Chicago: 

Sec. 1. That the ordinance entitled " An or- 
dinance for a sidewalk on the north side of "W 
Twenty-sixth street, from California avenue to 
Central Park avenue," passed January 3, 1878 
be, and the same is hereby repealed. 

Sec. 2. This ordinance shall be in force from 
and after its passage. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
a petition for the repeal of an ordinance for 
widening W . Eighteenth street, submitted a re- 
port recommending that it be referred to the 
Department of Public Works with instructions 
to prepare an ordinance in accordance with the 
prayer of the petition . 

Aid, Lodding moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

By unanimous consent Aid. Eawleigh present- 
ed an ordinance for five lamp posts on Western 
avenue, from W. Madison street to Wilcox 
Street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Gas Lights. 

LOCAL ASSESSMENTS. 

The Committee on Local Assessments to whom 
was referred the petition of Mrs. Hugh Maher, 
for cancellation of a tax sale, submitted a report 
recommenciing the passage of an accompanying 

» ■^■^- C^,ilt»ert moved to amend the order by in- 
serting the words " and all other costs," after 
the word " assessment. " 
The motion prevailed. 



Aid. Jonas moved that the order as amended 
be passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That upon the payment of the cost of 
assessment and all other costs, the Department 
of Public Works is liereby directed to issue to 
Mrs. Hugh Maher, a voucher, to cancel the tax 
sale ceitiflcate held oy the city, under Warrant 
2,984, for curbing, filling and paving Archer ave- 
nue. 

BRIDBWELL. 

The Committee on Bridewell to whom was re- 
ferred the report of the Inspectors of the House 
of Correction, for the quarter ending March 31, 
1878, submitted a report recommending that it 
be placed on file. 

Aid. Janssens moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

Police. 

The Committee on Police, to whom was re- 
ferred the report of the General Superintendent 
of Police, for the year ending Dec. 31, 1877, sub- 
mitted a report recommending that it be placed 
on file. 

Aid. Daly moved to concur In the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

LICENSES. 

The Committe* on Licenses to whom was re- 
ferred a petition for the repeal of the ordinance 
for licensing pool tables, submitted a report re- 
commending that it be placed on file. 

Aid. Cullerton moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee to whom was referred 
the petition of Nich . Noenneger for suspension 
of a fine, submitted a report recommending that 
the prayer of the petition be granted. 

Aid. Gilbert and Cary requested that the re- 
poit be deferred for final action until the next 
regular meeting. 

So ordered. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee to whom was referred 
the petition of Albert Szelmeczka for a free 
license to peddle, submitted a report recom- 
mending that it be placed on file. 

Aid. Ryan and Stauber requested that the re- 
port be deferred for final action until the next 
regular meeting. 

So ordered. 

ALSO 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
the petition of A. Tennie for rebate on billiard 
license, submitted a report recommending that 
It be placed on file. 

Aid. Cullerton moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ADJOURNMENT. 

Aid. Thompson moved that the Council do 
now adjourn. 
The motion prevailed and the Council stood 

CASPAR BUTZ, 

CUy Clerk. 



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CITY COUNCIL. 



REGULAR MEETINa 



Is^-^ir 27, 1878. 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 

Present— Aid. Pearsons, Tuley, Ballard, San- 
ders, Gary, Phelps, Gilbert. Mallory, Tully. Tur- 
ner, Cullerton, Kiordan. McNally, Oliver, Law- 
ler, Beidler, Smyth. Eiszner, Cook, Throop, 
Seaton, KawleigJi. Thompson, Knopf, Ryan, 
Stauber, Nieseh, Waldo, Schweisthal, Wetterer, 
Janssens, McCaffrey, Daly, Jonas. 

Absent— AM. Lodding, McNurney, and His 
Honor the Mayor. 

Aid. Tuley in the Chair. 

MINUTES. 

Aid. Cook moved that the minutes of the 
regular meeting held May 20th, 1878, be approved 
without being read. 

The motion prevailed. 

RKPORTS OF CITY OFFICERS. 

The Clerk presented a communication from 
His Honor the Mayor, covering list of names of 
persons pardoned from the House of Correction 
during the week ending May 27, 1878, which was 

Placed on file. 

The Citv Clerk presented a communication 
from one of the bondsmen of the City Collector 
notifying said Collector that he desires to with- 
draw from his bond, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary, 

The Comptroller submitted a report in answer 
to an order passed by the City Council May 6, 
187^, in relation to lighting and extinguishing 
street lamps 

Aid. Lawler moved that the report be placed 
on file. 

The motion prevailed. 



By unanimous consent, Aid. Gilbert, for the 
Committee on Judiciary, to whom was referred 
an order amending an order as to the paving of 
streets by private contract, submitted a report 
recommending the passage of an accompanying 
ordinance. 

Aid. Gilbert moved to concur in the report and 
pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Feas— Pearsons, Tuley, Ballard, Sanders, Cary, 
Phelps, Gilbert, ivsallory, Tully, Cullerton, Rior- 
dan, Oliver, Lawler, Beidler, Smvth, Eiszner, 
Cook, Throop, Seaton, Hawleigh, Knopf, Ryan, 
Stauber, Niesen, Waldo, Wetterer, Janssens. 
McCaffrey, Jonas— 30. 

ZN'ays--McNally— 1. 

By unanimous consent. Aid. Smvth, of the Com- 
mittee on Streets and Alleys, W. 1)., presented 
an ordinance for curbing and paving Canal street 
in front of sundry lots, from West Lake street to 
W^est Madison street, and moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

.Fea.s^— Pearsons, Ballard, Sanders, Cary, Phelps, 
Gilbert, Mallory. Tully, Turner, Cullerton, Rior- 
dan, McNally, Oliver, Lawler, Beidler, Smytli, 
Eiszner, Cook. Throop, Seaton, Rawleigh, 
Thompson, Knopf, Ryan, Stauber, Niesen, 
Waldo, Schweisthal, Wetterer, Janssens, Mc- 
Caffrey, Jonas,— 32. 

iVaws— None. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Lawler presented 
an order in relation to closing of city offices on 
Decoration day, and moved that it be passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Whereas, It is customary that all public 
offices be closed on Decoration day. therefore 
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Ordered, That the heads of all city departments 
be, and the same are hereby directed to close 
their respective offices on May 30th, 1878, in order 
to give the city eniployes an opportuidty ot par- 
ticipating^ in the decorati n of the graves of 
their friends and relatives who died in the ser- 
vice of tiieir country, 

By unanimous consent Aid. Throop presented 
an order directing the Gitv Clerk to have copies 
of the rules printed for the use of the Council, 
and moved that the order be passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the City Clerk be and he is here- 
by instructed to have tliree hundred copies of 
the rules of tlie Council as adopted May 20th, 
1878, printed in pamphlet form. , 

By unanimous consent Aid. Gilbert, of the 
Committee on hti'eets and Alleys, S. D., to whom 
was referred an order directing that a permit be 
Issued to Kay <& Whitney to fill and pave Soutli 
Clark Street, submitted a report recommending 
the passage of an amended order thereto an- 

VI p Y (P rl * 

Aid.' Ballard moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Teas— Pearsons, Ballard, Sanders, Phelps, Gil- 
bert, Mallory, Turner, Cullerton, Riordan Mc- 
Nally, Oliver, Lawler, Beidler, Smyth, Eiszner, 
Cook, Throop, Seaton, Rawleigh. Thompson, 
Knopf. Ryan, Stauber, ^'iesen, Waldo, Schweis- 
thal, Wetterer, Janssens. McCaffrey, Jonas— 30. 

JYay-s— Tuley, Carey, Tully--3. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Whereas, The owners and representatives 
of seven-eightlis of the property fronting on 
South Clark street, between the south line of 
Polk street and the north line of Twelfth street, 
have entered into a contract with Ray & Whit- 
ney to raise the cmi> walls to grade fill with 
' earth and pave said South Clark street between 
said points in front of their property, between 
the curb line of the street and the outside rail of 
the railroad track, in accordance with certain 
specifications in said contract mentioned ; there- 
lore be it and it is hereby 

Ordered, Tliat the Mavor issue a permit to the 
said Ray & Whitney to raise the curb-walls to 
grade, fill with eartli and pave said South Clark 
street continuously from the south line of Polk 
street to the north line of Twelfth street, only on 
condition that the said work is done as is direct- 
ed and in accordance with ordinance passed by 
ComieilJanuary 14th, 1878, and all other orders 
and ordinances of the City, and that the portion 
to be done by the Chicago City Railway Corn- 
nan y or other railway company, if any, on said 
street, shall be done at the same time and with 
similar materials and after the same manner as 
other portions of the said street between said 
nointsT all of which shall be set forth m the 
snecifications ; and the Mayor is hereby author- 
ized to let the City's portion of said improve- 
ment to the said Ray & Whitney at a price not 
greater than what is paid by the other property 
owners ; and it Is further 4= t> m 

Ordered, That the Department of Public 
Works prepare and report to this Council a 
proper ordinance, between said termini pro- 
viding for the improvement of all lots not signed 
for by the owners or representatives, that the 
cost and expense of the same shall be paid for 
bv special assessment, and the Mayor is hereby 
authorized to let the said last mentioned work to 
the said Ray & Whitney at a price not greater 
than that paid by other property owners, to be 
paid for (as also all intersections and other City 

portions) when the assessment levied for that 

purpose shall have been collected by the City, 

and not before . 



REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES. 

PUBLIC BUILDINGS. 

The Committee on Public Buildings to whom 
was referred the reports of L. D. Cleveland, 
Superintendent of Buildings, for the months of 
January, February, March and April, 1878, sub- 
mitted a report recommending that they be 
placed on file. 

Aid. Cook moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Committee on Public Buildings, to whom 
was referred the resolution of Aid. Lodding, call- 
ing for specifications for the superstructure of 
the new City Hall, etc., submitted a report re- 
commending the adoption of the resolutions. 

Aid. Cook moved tlrat the report of the Com- 
mittee be • concurred in, and the resolutions 
adopted. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following are the resolutions as adopted : 

Resolved. That the Department of Public 
Works and the Building Committees of the 
Council be and they are hereby instructed to 
send to this Council at its next meeting, the 
specifications under and by which a contract was 
signed to build the city's portion of the City Hall 
and Court House, together with said contract; 
and be it further 

Resolved, That the said specifications and con- 
tract be published. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee to whom was referred 
a resolution relating to the kind of stone to be 
u^ed in the construction of the City Hall, sub- 
mitted a report recommending that it be placed 
on file. ^ 1 ^, ^ ^1 

Aid. Cullerton and Lawler requested that the 
repoit be deferred for final action until the next 
regular meeting. 

So ordered. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the report and re- 
solution be printed also. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report ; 
To the Mayor and Alderme7i of the City of Chi- 
cago in City Council assembled. 

Your Committee on Public Buildings to whom 
was referred resolution relating to stone to be 
used in the construction of the new City Hall, 
having had the same under advisement, res- 
pectfully report : . , , , , \a i <- 

That a large number of bidders responded to 
an advertisement for cut stone work for the 
superstructure of the new City Hall . The low- 
est bidders for said work were Tomlmson &Reed 
to whom the work was awarded, and a contract 
entered into with that firm to furnish, to dehver 
and set all the cut stone to be used in the con- 
struction of the said new City Hall. 

Subsequently the County Board of Commis- 
sioners, taking issue with the city m regard to 
the stone adopted by it for the construction of 
its portion of the building, applied for and ob- 
tained a temporary injunction, restraining the 
city from proceeding under its contract until ail 
matters in issue shall have been brought before 
and decided by the Court. • 

Such proceedings are now pending with a 
prospect of a speedy termination . 

Your Committee therefore recommend that 
the resolution be placed on file. 

A. B. Cook. 

A. BALLARD. 

S. G. Seaton. 
M. Ryan. 
O. B. Phelps. 

Committee. 

Whereas, by the terms of the contract between 
the County of Cook and the City of Chicago pro- 
viding foi- the erection of the Cook County Couit, 
House and the City Hall of Chicago, on the site 
known as block 39, Original Town of Chicago, or 



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the Court House Square, it is expressly provided 
tliat the proposed Court House and City Hall 
should bo of uniform exterior design ; and 

Whet-eas, the said County of Cook having al- 
ready progressed with the east half of the build- 
ing as far as the second floor thereof and the 
City of Chicago having obtained and provided 
plans and drawings of uniform and harmonious 
exterior to correspond with the design of the 
west half of said building in accordance witii the 
terms of the contract or agreement referred to ; 
and 

Whereas, the aforesaid County of Cook having 
adopted for use by a resolution of Aug. 24, 1876, 
the stone known as the Cook County lime stone 
as the material for the construction of the ex- 
posed or face work of the exterior walls of said 
west half of said building, and the said Cook 
County limestone having been shown by its use 
in said building and in other buildings to be a 
sound, substantial material, of pleasing and uni- 
form color ; and 

fVhereas, it is desirable not only to preserve 
the uniformity of tone and color throughout the 
entire structure, but also to use the local mater- 
ial supplied by the County of Cook as far as the 
same may be good and suitable, with a view to 
the employment of laborers and mechanics of 
this city and county ; therefore be it 

Resolvtd, That Cook County limestone be and 
is hereby adopted as the material to be used in 
the construction of the exterior walls of the pro- 
posed City Hall of Chicago, providing that said 
plans shall be so drawn as to allow competition 
in said Cook County limestone. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an invitation to visit Rock Spring quarries, sub- 
mitted a report recommending that it be placed 
on file. 

Aid. Cook moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

HEALTH AKD COUKTT RELATIONS. 

.The Committee on Health and County Rela- 
tions to whom was referred a petition for pro- 
hibiting cattle from running at large in the 13th 
Ward, submitted a report recommending that it 
beplacedonfile, for the reason that it is for a 
special law, and the Committee believe there 
should be a general law regulating cattle run- 
ning at large. 

Aid. Ballard moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Gilbert moved to reconsider the vote by 
which an ordinance concerning the paving of 
streets by private contract was passed. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows. 

Feos— Pearsons, Tuley, Ballard, Sanders, Cary, 
Phelps, Gilbert Mallory, Tully, Turner, Culler- 
ton. Riordan, McNally, Oliver, Lawler, Beidler, 
bmyth, ELszner, Cook, Throop, Seaton, Raw- 
\^}^}\' Thompson, Knopf, liyan, Stauber, Niesen, 
Waldo, Schweisthal, Wetterer, Janssens, Mc- 
Caffrey, Daly, Jonas— 34. 

iVai/s— None. 

Aid . Gilbert moved that the rule be suspended 
lor the purpose of putting the ordinance con- 
cerning paving of streets by private contract on 
Its passage, 
low^^- ™"^^'^" pi'evalled by yeas and nays as f ol- 

Fea-s— Pearsons, Tuley, Ballard, Sanders, Cary, 
Phelps, Gilbert, Mallory, Turner, Cullertoh 
Riordan, McNally, Oliver, Lawler, Beidler, 
Smyth Eiszner, Cook, Throop, Seaton. Raw- 
leigh, rhornpson, Knopf, Ryan, Stauber, Niesen, 
W^do, Schweisthal, Wetterer, Janssens, Mc- 
Caffrey, Daly, Jonas— 33. 

i^ay.s-None. 

Aid. Gilbert moved that the ordinance be 
passed. 
lo'ws^ i^'Otion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 



Feas--Pearsons, Tuley, Ballard, Sanders, 
Cary, Phelps, Gilbert, Mallory, Turner, Culler- 
ton, Riordan, McNally, Oliver, Lawler, Beidler, 
Smyth, Eiszner, Cook, Throop, Seaton, Raw- 
leigh, Thompson, Knopf, ftyan, Stauber, Niesen, 
Waldo, Schweisthal, Wetterer, Janssens Mc- 
Caffrey, Daly, Jonas— 33. 

iVa jy.s— None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed : 

AN ORDINANCE 

In regard to the paving, etc., of streets, etc., 
by private contract. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 

Chicago : 

Sec. 1. That whenever it shall be made to 
appear to the sati-faction of the head of the 
Department of Public Works that the owners of 
three-fourths {%} of the real estate fronting any 
street, avenue, alley or highway, or part thereo'f, 
have entered into a private contract with any 
contractor for the tilling, curbing, paving or 
otherwise improving the whole or any part of 
any such street, avenue, alley or highway, in 
accordance with any general ordinance, order, 
resolution, rule or regulation as to the improve- 
ment of streets, avenues, alleys or highways, it 
shall be the dutv of the said head of the De- 
partment of Public Works to send to the City 
Council a certificate that such a contract has 
been entered into ; and also an order providing 
for the granting of a nermit to such contractor 
to make such improvement, but it is hereby pro- 
vided that no such permit shall be issued, until 
such contractor shall enter into a bond with two 
or more sureties that the work shall ue done and 
the improvement made to the satisfaction of the 
Department of Public Works, and that such im- 
provement shall be kept in good repair by such 
contractor or contractors for the term of two 
years after its completion, such repair to be done 
to tl)e satisfaction of said Department of Pub- 
lic Works, and when ordered by such depart- 
ment or the head thereof. 

Aid. Smyth moved to reconsider tlie vote by 
which the ordinance for curbing and paving 
Canal street in front of sundry lots between 
Lake street and Madison street was passed. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Feas— Pearsons, Tuley, Ballard, Sanders, Cary, 
Phelps, Gilbert, Mallory, Tully, Turner, Rior- 
dan. McNally, Oliver, Lawler, Beidler, Smyth, 
Eiszner, Cook, Throop Seaton, Rav/leigh, 
Thompson, Knopf, Ryan, Staubei, Niesen, Wal- 
do, Schweisthal, Wetterer, Janssens, McCaffrey, 
Daly, Jonas— 33. 

iVai/.i>'--None. 

Aid. Rawleigh moved that the rules be sus- 
pended for the purpose of permitting the Com- 
mittee on Streets and Alleys, W . D., to present 
an ordinance for paving sundry lots on Canal 
street, between W. Lake and W. Madison streets. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Feas— Pearsons. Tuley, Ballard, Sanders, Cary, 
Phelps, Gilbert, Mallory, Turner, CuUerton, Rior- 
dan, McNally, Oliver, Lawler,. Beidler, Smyth, 
Eiszner.Cook, Throop, Seaton, Rawleigh, Thomp- 
son, Knopf, Ryan, Stauber, Niesen, Waldo, 
Schweisthal, Wetterer, Janssens, McCaffrey, 
Daly, Jonas— 33. 

IV'ai/s— Tully— 1. 

The Committee on Streets and Alleys. AV. D. 
to whom was referred an ordinance for curbing 
and paving in front of sundry lots on Canal 
street from W. Lake street to W. Madison street, 
submitted a report recommending its passage. 

Aid. Smyth moved to concur in the report and 
pass the ordinance. 

The motjon prevailed by yeas andjiays as fol- 
lows : 

Feas— Pearsons, Tuley, Ballard, Sanders, Carv, 



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Phelps, Gilbert, Mallovy, Turner, Cimeiton, 
R innlan MciNallv, Oliver, Lawler, Beidler, 
Smvth 'Eis^nerr Cook, Tliroop, Seaton Kaw- 
lefsh TliSso , Knopf, Ryan, Staiiber, Niesen, 
WakloT Sclnveistlial, Wetterer. Janssens, Mc- 
Caffrey, Daly, Jonas— 33. 
jyays— Tully— 1. 

SELECT COMMITTEE. 

The Select Committee composed of Aid. Gil- 
bert Throop and Niesen, to whom was referred 
an ol-der concerning the appointment of mspect- 
o?s of ocal improvements, submitted a report 
reLmmending the passage of an accompanying 

^AUhOuUerton and Seaton requested Jbat tlie 
report be deferred for final action until the next 
regular meeting. 
So ordered. 

Aid. Cullertou moved that the report be pub- 
lished also. ., , • 
The motion prevailed. 
The following is the report : 
To the Moiijor and Aldermen of -the Cty of (Jhi- 
eagoinddy Comic a assembled: 
Yonr special Committee to whom was referred 
an o«ler introduced by Aid Ryan concerhing 
tlie appouument of inspectors for street improve- 
Bilifts having had the^ame under advisement 
respectfully report that they reconunend the 
order as amended be passed.^ h. Gilbert, 
A. G. ThROOP, 
-Frank Niesen. 
Ordered, That the Department of Public 
Works be and they are hereby instructed, as 
follmvs : That when an i'^'^P^f or is appointed 
to oversee street improvements, such as cuiD- 
iSa grading, paving graveling, macadamizing 
cindeHng or other street improvement, he shall 
only be appointed by the Mayor on the petit on 
of a maiority of the property owners owning 
property fronting on the line of the inipi-ove, 
ment; and he shall be a person competent and 
fully able by proper experience to inspect such 
wSfand shil not be in the employ under te 
control, or in any way connected with the con- 
tractor or contractors doing such work. 

By unanunous consent Aid. Jonas presented a 
preamble and resolutions concerning tlie late 
ex-Ald. John T. Corcoran, and moved then 

^ The'Ilu)tion prevailed by a unanimous vot^ 
The following are the preamble and resolutions 

^ WhebeIs, It has pleased the Almighty in 
His wisdom, to remove from our midst John 1. 
Corcoran, a former member of the City Co ncil 
and a man highly esteemed both as a public 
officer and a fellow citizen by all who knew him , 

*^BSec?,^That the City Council hereby tender 
the bereaved family of the deceased gentleman 
its deep sympathy m their bereavenient and dis- 
tress and at the same time express its soiiow 
over the death of a noble-hearted fellow citizen 
who has been taken away while in the pume of 
life. 



Resolved, That the City Clerk be and he is 
hereby directed to spread upon the Journal of 
the Council the foregoing preamble, and resolu- 
tions, and that a copy thereof be turnished to 
the family of the deceased. 

Bv unanimous consent Aid. Niesen, of the 
Committee on Streets and Alleys, N. D. to 
whom was referred an ordinance establishing 
grades on certain streets in the North division, 
submitted a report recommendirig its passage. 

Aid Waldo moved that the rules be suspended 
for the purpose of putting the ordinance on its 

^■^ The^motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Teas- -Pearsons, Tuley, Ballard, Sanders, 
Gilbert, Mallory, Tully, Turner, CuUerton, 
Riordan, McNally, Oliver, Lawler, Beidler, 
Smyth, Eiszner, Cook, Seaton, Rawleigh,- 
Thompson, Knopl, Ryan, Stauber, Nieseii.Wal- 
do, Sen weisthal, Wetterrer, Janssens, McCaffrey, 
Daly. Jonas--31. 

iVtty.s— None. -,. ■. 

Aid. Waldo moved that the ordinance be 

. ^The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 

Feo-s-Pearsons, Ballard, Sanders,^ ^9^.^'^' 
Mallory, Turner, Cullertou, Riordan, McNally, 
Oliver, Lawler, Beidler, Smyth, Eiszner, Cook, 
Throop, Seaton, Rawleigh, Tliompson, Kiippt, 
Ryan Stauber, Niesen, Waldo, SchweisthaU 
Wetterrer, Janssens. Daly, Jonas-T29. 
IVays— None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed : 
Ordinance for the establishment of grades for 
certain streets in the North Division. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago. 

Sec 1 The grades of the top of the sidewalk 
on the edge next the street, on the following^ 
mentioned streets shall be at the intersection 
of such streets with each other, or at the points 
at which, if they were extended they would so 
Intersect, tixed at the heights shown by the 
fio-ures (wliich indicate feet and decimal frac- 
tions thereof), set in the places where the spaces 
between the lines containing the names of such 
streets at the left hand side of said tables, inter- 
sect thi- spaces between the lines containing the 
names of such streets at the tops at said tables, 

I'GSDGCtiVGlV 

Sec 2 The grades between the points so 
fixed shall be determined by straight lines trom 
one point to another. . ^, ^ ^ 

Sec 3. The grades hereinafter fixed are re- 
ferred to the plane of low water in the year 1847,. 
as established by the trustees of the I linois and 
Michigan Canal, and adopted by the late Board 
of Sewerage Commissioners and by the late 
Board of Public Works of the City of Chicago as 
the base or datum for the City levels, and is 
fifteen 775-1000 feet below the southeast corner ot 
the water table of Lind's block, at the northwest 
corner of Randolph and Market streets. 



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MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS. 

Tlip. Clerk presented a communication from E. 
L Brand, requestinji tliat lie be allowed to m alee 
a photograph of the Council, andinvitmg Alder- 
men to make appointments for sittings. 

Aid. Ryan moved that the invitation be ac- 

^^'Fhe motion was lost by yeas and nays as fol- 

^Teas-Ballard, Sanders, Gi^^ert Tully Mc- 
Nally,Lawler, Seaton, Kyan, Stauber, Isiesen, 
Schweisthal, Wetterer, Janssens,--13. 

i^ay. --Pearsons, Tuley, Gary, Phelps, Mallory, 
Turner Riordan, Oliver, Beidler, Smyth, Eiszner. 
Cook Till OOP, Rawleigh, Thompson, Knopf, 
Waldo, McCaffrey. Daly, Jonas-20. 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 

The Clerk presented the report of the Commit- 
tee on Judiciary, on an ordinance amending 
Chapter 3 of the Revised Ordinances entitled 
" BrWes," laid over and published Maj- 17, 1878. 

Aid. Rawleigh moved that the report be con- 
curred in and the ordinance placed on liie. 

Aid Lawler demanded the yeas and nays and 
the motion prevailed by the following vote : 

Fcas-Pearsons. Tuley, Ballard, Sandeis, 
Gary, Phelps, Gilbert, Mallory, Turner, Culler- 
ton, Riordan, McNally, Beidler, Smyth Eiszuer, 
Cook Throop, Seaton, Rawleigh riiompson, 
Knopf, Ryan, Stauber. Niesen, Waldo, Schweis- 
thal, Wetterer, Janssens, McCaffrey, Daly, 
Jonas— 31. _,. ^ , 

jYays—Tully, Oliver, Lawler--3. 

ALSO 

The report of the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys W. D., on order concerning opening of 
Hamilton avenue, laid over February 8, 1878. 

Aid. Rawleigh moved to concur m the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys S. D , on an ordinance repealing an ora- 
hiance' for opening an alley from Twenty-second 
street to Twenty-third street, between AVabash 
and Michigan avenues, laid over I eb. 8- :^8J»- , 
Aid. Gary moved to concur in the report and 
pass the ordinance. , ^^ ,_ , 

P The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as toi- 

. "^^Feas-Pearsons, Tuley, Ballard Sanders Gary, 
3»helps, Gilbert, Mallory, Tully, Turner. GuHei- 
fon, Ribrdan, McNally, Oliver,^ ^^^^^^4 ?J:S' 
Smyth, Eiszner, Cook, Throo]), Seaton, Kav^ l^igh, 
Thompson, Knopf, Ryan, Stauber, Niesen, 
Waldo, Schweisthal, Wetterer, Janssens, Mc- 
Caffrey, Daly, Jon as- -34. 

JV ay's— None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed : 

OBDINANCE, 

Renealing an ordinance for opening an alley 

froin Twenty-second street to Twenty-third 

st?St, midway between Michigan avenue and 

Indiana avenue. . ./ ^.., ^ 

Bt U ordained hythe City Council of the City of 

Chicago: .^. , 

Sfotion 1 . That the ordinance providing for 

the ope?iing of an alley from Twenty-second 

street to Twenty-thi^d street, midway between 

Michiean avenue and Indiana avenue, passed by 

the Commo^^ Council May 22, 1873, be and the 

'^si'c V^'TlS'SI'c'orporation Gounseibe and 

he is lierebv cUrected to dismiss and discontinue 

all nroceedings in the Superior Court of Cook 

ConSraSlnl fiH>m-4.i-b^c*use ol said oMm- 

^^sla 3. This ordinance shall be in force from 
and after its passage. 



ALSO, 

The report of the Committee on Markets, on an 
ordinance amending the ordinance concerning 
Weights and Measures, laid over t eb. 8, 18(8. 

Aid. Waldo moved that the report be placed 
on file. , ^ 

'I he motion prevailed . 

ALSO, 

The report of the Committee on Markets, on an 
ordinance reducing the fees of the Sealer of 
Weights and Measures, laid over Feb ^8. 

Aid Gilbert moved that the report be placed 
on file and the ordinance passed. 

Aid Daly moved that the ordinance be re- 
committed to the Committee on Markets, _ 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as loi- 

^°Feas-Pearsons, Sanders, Turner, Cullerton, 
McNally, Oliver. Lawler, Smyth Eiszner Stau^^ 
her Niesen. Waldo, Schweisthal, Wetterei, 
Janssens. McCaffrey, Daly Jonas-17 

IVaws- -Tuley, Ba lard, Gary, Phelps, Gilbeit, 
Mallo%, Tully l^iordan, Beidler, Cook Throop, 
Seaton, Rawleigh, Thompson, Knopf, Byan, 

^AW.^Rawidgh called for the previous ques- 
tion and the call was sustained. . . , , 

The question then being on the motion of Aid. 
Gilbert to file the report and pass the ordinance, 
it was agreed to and the ordinance passed by 
yeas and nays as follows : aonripr^ 

Feas-Pearsons. Tuley, Ballard, Sandeis, 
Carv Phelps, Gilbert, Mallory, Tully, Tuiner 
cffiVton. foordaiL McNally, 01 weisLawlm- 
Beidler, Smyth, Eiszner, Cook Thioop, bea 
ton Rawleigh. Thompson, Knopf. Ryan, 
sSuber: Niesen: Schweisthal, Wetterer, Jans- 
sens, McCaffrey-31. 

Nays— Duly, Jonas— 2. 

The following is the ordinance as passed : 

AN ORDINANCE, 

To amend section 4, chapter ^I'^^^^^l^^^.f^'- 

nances, concerning weights and measuies. 
Beit ordained hy the Ciiy Council of the City of 
Chicago : ^ ^. r. 

skc 1 Section 4, of chapter 67, of the Re- 
vised Ordinances of the City . f Chicago is here- 
bv so jimended that it shall read as follows : , 
^rhP Sealer of Weights ami Measures shall be 
allowed to denrancf and receive of^ the person 
for whom he shall perform service the following 

^^fof ^sTeS'aM sealing mlroad or track 
scales of the capacity of twenty tons and up- 
wards, each three dollars and AffJ cents 

For inspecting and sealmg scale^ of fiom thiee 
to ten tons capacity each one dollai. 

For inspecting and seahng hay and coal scales, 

^^^^^r'TJ^'e'ctinf and sealing dormant scales. 

'%^o\- inlpe'cUng and sealing depot scales, each 

'Tofln'spe'cfting and sealing movable platform 

'•^l^or^ifs^c^infa^^^^^ beams weighing 

.^^/i.. !.?,^w n^inds a,nd upwards, each thirty- 



on7tSK=d p^Sind^^^^^^^ each thirty- 

^^T^rS-"" b\sDecting and sealing beams weighing 
less than^oSe fhoasand pounds, each twenty 

""^'or inspecting and sealing hopper scales, 

^^S/'SiSfrand sealing counter scales. 

:HilKs;sfdS^^^ 

SBS^W^^^S^aSy 
additional charge or compensation. 
For inspecting and sealing any diy measaie, 

'^For mlpecung and :sealing liquid measures of 
a capacit? of five gallons and upwards, each ten 
cents. 



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For inspecting and sealing liquid measures of 
a capacity of not less than one gallon nor more 
than five gallons, each seven cents 

For inspecting and seaUng one-half gallon 
and one quart liquid measures, each five cents. 

For inspecting and sealing liquid measures of 
less capacity than one quart, each three cents. 

For inspecting and sealing any board or cloth 
measures, eacli five cents. + +i „ 

Ind iu every case where he may, at the re- 
qii'^stof the owner, employ labor or material in 
making any scale, weight or measure accurate 
he shall be entitled to a just compensation 

Sec. 2. This ordinance shall be in force from 
and after its passage. 

Aid. Cullerton moved to reconsider the vote 
by which the report of the Committee on Mar- 
kets on an ordinance amending an ordinance 
relating to Weights and Measures, was placed 
on file. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the report and or- 
dinance be published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following are the report and ordinance : 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the Cty of Chi- 
cago, in Cty Council assembled : 

Your Committee on Markets, to whom was re- 
lerred an ordinance amending an oidinance con- 
cerning sealing of weights and measures, havmg 
had the same under advisement respectfully 
report thai we return it herewith without recom- 
mendation. ^ ,^^ 

Geo. E. White, 
A. W. Waldo, 
John D. Tully. 

Committee. 

An Okdinancb 
Concerning Weights and Measures and testing 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 

Chicago : 

Sec 1. All ordinances or parts of ordinances 
requiring the testing of city scales by the Sealer 
of Weights and Measui es oftener than once in 
each year be, and the same are liereby, repealed. 

Sec . 2 . Any public weigher, or any other per- 
son interested, may require the city weigher to 
test any scale at any time or to reseal the same 
at the cost of the person making such applica- 
tion to be paid at the time of making applica- 
tion. 

Sec. 3. This ordinance shall take effect and 
be in force from and after its passage. 

Aid. Waldo moved to reconsider the vote by 
which the ordinance fixing fees for sealing 
weights and measures was passed. 

Aid. Kawleigh moved to lay the motion of 
Aid. Waldo on the table 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

rea.8--Tuley, Ballard, Sanders, Cary, Phelps, 
Gilbert, Mallory, Tully, Turner. Cullerton, Rior- 
dan, McNallv, Beidler, Smyth, Eiszner, Cook, 
Throop Kawleigh, Thompson, Knopf, Stauber, 
McCaffrey— 22. 

iVays— Fearsons, Oliver, Lawler, Seaton.Kyan, 
Niesen, AValdo, Schweisthal, Wetterer, Jans- 
sens, Jonas— 11. 

The Clerk presented the report of the Commit- 
tee on Police on transcript of judgment against 
P. 0. Connell and M. Harden, laid over Feb. 8, 
1878. 

Aid. Daly moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, W. D., on resolution concerning side- 
walks on N. Halsted street, laid over Feb. 8, 1878. 

Aid. Ryan moved that the report be placed on 
file. 

The motion prevailed. 



ALSO, 

The report of the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, S.D.,on communication from Depart- 
ment of Public Works concei'ning lumber, laid 
over and published Feb. 8, 1878, recommending 
"that in future coiHi)etition be asked by the 
proper mode of advertismg, and the contract be 
let to the lowest responsible bidder." 

Aid. Gilbert moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The communication from the Department of 
Public Works concerning the Eighteenth street 
viaduct, laid over and published March 4, 1878. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the communication 
be placed on file. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Committee on Schools on pur- 
chasing school site corner of Bickerdike square 
and Armour street, deferred March 11, 1878. 

Aid, Beidler moved to concur in the report and 
pass the order attached thereto. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 

Yeas— Pearsons, Tuley, Tallard, Sanders, Cary, 
Gilbert, Mallory, McNally, Oliver, Lawler, Beid- 
ler, Smvth, Eiszner, Cooli, Throop, Seaton, Raw- 
leigh, 'rhompson, Knopf, Ryan, Stauber, Niesen, 
Janssens, McCaffrey— 24. -„. . 

iVai/s— Phelps, Turner, Cullerton, Riordan— 4. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Mayor and Comptroller be 
directed to purchase from Walter Lester, attor- 
ney-in-fact for George Bickerdike, for school 
purposes, sub-lots fourteen (14) to twenty-three 
(23) both inclusive, in re- subdivision of lots one 
(1) to fifteen (15) in block fourteen (!4), Bicker- 
dike's Addition to Chicago, being one hundred 
and fifty (150) feet front in Bickerdike's square 
(West Ohio street) bv one hundred and seventy 
(170) feet deep on Armour street, for the sum of 
six thousand two hundred dollars ($6,200). 

During the calling of the roll on the passage of 
the above order, the Chair directed the Clerk 
not to record the vote of Aid. Daly, he not being 
in his seat. ^, ,. ^ ^, 

Aid. Daly appealed from the ruling of the 

The' question then being " Shall the Chair be 
sustained ?" Aid. Daly demanded the yeas and 
nays, and the Chair was sustained by the follow- 
ing vote : „ , r^ 

Yeas— Pearsons, Ballard, Sanders, Cary, 
Phelps, Gilbert, Mallory, Tully, Turner, Riordan, 
McNally, Beidler, Smyth, Eiszner, Cook, Throop. 
Seaton,' Rawleigli, Thompson, Knopf, Stauber, 
Niesen, Waldo, Schweisthal, Wetterer, McCaf- 
frey, Jonas— 27. ^ , ,^ 

yYays— Cullerton, Oliver, Lawler, Ryan, Jans- 
sens— 5. 

Aid. Ryan moved that the Council do now 
adjourn. , . , 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as fol- 

Fea8-Pearsons,Gilbert, Mallory, 01iver,Law- 
ler, Seaton, Rawleigh, Niesen, Janssens, Jonas. 

' iVays— Tulev, Ballard, Sanders, Cary, Phelps, 
Tully, Turner, Cullerton, Riordan, McNally, 
Beidler, Smyth, Eiszner, Cook, Throop, Thomp- 
son, Knopf, Ryan, Stauber, Waldo, Wetterer, 
McCaffrey, Daly-23. 

The Clerk presented the report of the Commit- 
tee on Streets and Alleys, S. D.,onr> monstrance 
against paving Monroe street with stone founda- 
tions, recommending that the Department of 
Public Worlds prepare an ordinance repealing 
the ordinance for such improvement, deferred 
March 11, 1878. . ^^ 

Aid. Gilbert moved to concur m the report. 

The motion prevailed. 



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AT.SO, 

The report of the Committee on Health and 
Coiwty Relations, on resolutions eiiquirinj^ why 
distillers are permitted to violate certain ordin- 
ances, laid over March 25, 1878. 

Aid. Ballard moved thatssthe report be placed 
on file. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Committee on Public Build- 
ings, on ordinance concerning theatres and other 
assembly rooms, laid over and published March 
25,1878.' 

Aid. Lawler moved that the report be recom- 
mitted to the Committee on Public Buildings. 

Aid. McCaffrey moved that the ordinance be 
made the special order for Monday, June 10, at 
9 o'clock p. m. 
^ The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 

Feas--PearsoDS, Ballard, Sanders, Cary, 
Phelps, Gilbert, Mallory, Tully, Turner, Culler- 
ton, Kiordan, McNally. Oliver. Lawler, Beidler, 
Sjnyth, Eiszner, Cook, Throop, Seaton,Eawleigh, 
Thompson, Knopf, Kvan, Stauber, Niesen, Wal- 
do, Schweisthal, Wetterer, Janssens, McCaffrey, 
J.onas--32. 
. Nays—Tuley, I)aiy,-2. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the rules be sus- 
pended for the purpose of taking up the order of 
''■petitions, Communications and Ordinances." 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas— PenYsous, Ballard, Sauders, Phelps, 
Mallory, Tully, Turner, Cullerton, Kiordan, 
McNaliy, Oliver, Lawler, Beidler, Smyth, 
Eiszner" Cook, Throop,. Seaton, Rawleigh. 
Thompson, Knopf, Uyan, Stauber, Niesen, 
Waldo, Schweisrhal, Y/etterer, Janssens, Mc- 
Caffrey. Jonas— 30. 

i\'ai/8-Tuley, Cary, Gilbert, Daly--4. 

Aid. Rawleigh moved that the Council do 
now adjourn. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : ^,. 

Yeas —Tulej, Turner, Cullerton, Oliver, 
Lawler, Eiszner. Seaton, Rawleigh,Knopf, Ryan , 
Schweisthal, Wetterer. Janssens, McCaftrey, 
Jonas— 14. _^ , ^.,, ^ 

3^aj/s- -Ballard, Sanders, Cary, Phelps, Gilbert, 
Mallory, Tully, Kiordan, McNally, Beidler, 
Smvth; Cook, Throop, ThompS(m, Stauber, Nies- 
en/Waldo, Wetterer. Daly-19. 

Aid. Cook moved to suspend Rule 11. 
. The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : , -r.^ , 

Teas— Tuley, Ballard, Sanders, Cary, Phelps, 
Gilbert, Mallory, Riordan, Beidler, Smyth, 
Eiszner, Cook, Throop, Seaton, Rawleigh, 
Thompson. Knopf, Ryan, Stauber, Niesen, 
Waldo, Schweisthal, Wetterer, Janssens, Mc- 
Caffrey, Dalv, ,Jonas--27. 

iX-ai/.s— Tully, Turner, Cullerton, McNally, 
Oliver, Lawler--6. 



Aid. Throop presented a communication con- 
cerning the condition of Mason's Slip, and an 
invitation requesting the Council to visit said 
slip on Tuesday, May 28, at 4 o'clock p. m. 

Aid. Throop moved that the invitation be ac- 
cepted. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the communication 
be referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, W. D. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid . Cary moved that the Council do now ad- 
journ. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

rea.b'— Tuley, Cary, Phelps, Lawler, Eiszner, 
Ryan, Niesen, Waldo, Schweisthal, Wetterer, 
Jonas — 11 

iVai/s -Ballard, Sanders, Gilbert, Mallory, 
Tullv, Turner, Cullerton, Riordan, McNally, 
Beidler, Smyth, Cook, Throop, Seaton, Raw-, 
leigh, Thompson, Knopf, Stauber, Janssens» 
McCaffrey, Daly— 21. 

Aid; Thompson presented the petition of John 
W. Wall, for remission of a line, which was 
Keferi'ed to the Commit! ee on Judiciary. 

Aid. Gilbert presented an order directing that 
no streets in the South Division north of Twelfth 
street, shall be hereafter paved with wood, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, S. D. 

Aid. Cullerton presented an order granting the 
" National Workingmens Party " permission to 
use the Council Chamber on Saturday evening 
June 1st, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Public Build- 
ings . 

Aid. Cullerton presented a resolution directing 
the Mayor to send to the Council names of suita- 
ble persons to fill the following offices, the terms 
of the present occupants having expired by lim- 
itation, viz : Gas Inspector, Examiner of Subdi- 
visions, Superintendent of Buildings, Superin- 
tendent of Police, Deputy Superintendent of 
Police, Fire Marshal, three Inspectors of the 
House of Correction, Sealer of Weights and 
Measures, City Weiglier. Oil Irispector, Prosecu- 
ting Attornev". Police Court Clerks, Police Jus- 
tices, Comptroller, and all other officers whose 
terms have expired by limitation. 

Aid . Cary moved that the resolution be referred 
to the Committee on Judiciary. 

The motion prevailed. 

adjouknms:kt. 

Aid. Throop moved that the Council do now 
adiourn. .,._-,' 

The motion prevailed and the Council stood j 
adjourned. 

CASPAR BUTZ, j 

Gity Clerk. 



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CITY COUNCIL. 



SPECIAL MEETING. 



lyCJL-Y- 31, 1B78. 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 

Present— Aid. Pearsons. Tuley, Ballard, San- 
ders, Carv, Phelps, Gilbert, Mallory, Tully. Tur- 
ner, Lodciing, Ca]lertoii.liiordan,McNally, Oliver, 
Lawler, Smyth, EiszneT, Cook, Throop. Uaw- 
lelgh, Thompson, Knopf. Eyan. Niesen, Waldo, 
"Wetterer,Janssens, McCaffrey. Jonas. 

Absent— AlA. Beidler,McNurney.Seaton, Stau- 
ber, Schweisthal. Daly, and His Honor the 
Mayor. 

Aid. Tuley in the Chair. 



The Clerk read the following call : 
Caspak Butz, City Clerk. 

Please call a Special meeting of the Council 
for Friday evening. May 31,1878, at 7. .30 P.M., 
for the piirpose of transacting regular business. 
M, Ryan 
CtEORGE Turneb. 
Fred Lodding, 
B. Janssens. 
Chicago, May 28th. 1878. 

Aid. Cary raised the point of order that the 
call was not in accordance with the rules and 
therefore no business could be transacted. 

The Chair decided the point of order not well 
taken. 

Aid. Cary moved that the Council do now 
adjourn. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Teas— Tuley, . Ballard, CaiT, Phelps, Gilbert, 
Cook, Rawleigh, Knopf, Waldo, Jonas— 10. 

JVaws- -Pearsons, Sanders, Mallory, Turner, 
Loddmg, Cullerion, Kiordan, McNally, Oliver, 
Lawler, Smyth, Eiszner, Throop, Thompson, 
Ryan, Niesen, Janssens, McCaffrey,- -18. 



REPORTS OF CITY OFFICERS. 

The Clerk presented a communication from 
the Magistrate of the Royal Capital and Resi- 
dence City of Berlin, covering a copy of a book 
entitled " Berlin and its monumental buildings, 
presented to the City Council of Chicago by the 
City of Berlin." 

Aid. Pearsons moved that the book be ac- 
cepted and the Clerk requested to return thanks 
for the same in the name of the City Council. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Department of Public Works submitted a 
communication covering an ordinance repealing 
ordinance for widening West Eighteenth street. 

Aid. Cullerton moved thai the ordinance be 
referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, W. D. 

The motion prevailed. 

AliSO, 

A communication covering an ordinance for 
sidewalk on both sides of Clark street, from 
Adams street to VanBuren street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, S. D. 

ALSO, 

A communication covering an ordinance for 
sidewalk on east side of Laurel street, from 
Douglas avenue to Egan avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, S. D. 

AliSO, 

A communication covering an ordinance for a 
sidewalk on the east side of Calumet avenue, 
from Twenty-sixth street to Twenty-ninth street 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
levs, S. D. 



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ALSO. 

A communication covering an ordinance for a 
sidewalk on the south side of Douglas avenue, 
from Douglas avenue bridge to Lincoln street, 
which was 

Eef erred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, S. D. 

ALSO 

A communication covering an ordinance for 
sidewalk on the south side of West Superior 
street, from Noi th Eobey street to Hoyne ave- 
nue, which was 

Eef erred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, N. D. 

ALSO, 

A communication covering an ordinance for 
sidewalk on east side of Rockwell street, from 
West Lake street to Fuitoii street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, W. D. 

ALSO. 

A communication coverhig an ordinance for 
sidewalk on both sides of Granger street, from 
Sedgwick street to North Wells street, which 
was 

Keferred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, N. D. 

ALSO, 

A communication covering an ordinance for a 
sidewalk on the west side of St. Clair street, 
from Michigan street to Superior street, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, N. D. 

ALSO, 

A communication covering an ordinance for a 
sidewalk on both sides of North Market street, 
from Scliiller street to North avenue, winch was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, N. D. 

ALSO, 

A commnnication covering an ordinance for a 
sidewalk on soutli iside of West Fourteenth 
street, from Western avenue to Rockwell street, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, W. D. 

ALSO, 

A communication covering an ordhiance for 
curbing, filling and paving South Water street, 
in front of sundry lots, between Franklin street 
and Lake street, which was 

Referred to th« Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, S.D. 

ALSO, 

A communication covering an ordinance for 
paving Halsted street, in front of lot 18, block 54, 
Carpenter's Addition to Chicago, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, W. D. 

ALSO, 

A communication covering an ordinance for 
paving on North Halsted street, in front of sun- 
dry lots, from Clybourn avenue to Sophia street, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, N. D. 

ALSO. 

A communication covering an ordinance for 
curhmg, grading and paving Pacific avenue, 
from Polk street to Taylor street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys S. D. 

ALSO, 

A communication covering an ordinance for 
water service pipes on Halsted street, from West 
Madison street to West Randolph street, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, W.D. 



ALSO 

A communication covering an oidinance for 
water service pipes on Wentworth avenue, from 
Twenty-second street to Twenty-ninth street, 
wliich was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, S. D. 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 

The Clerk presented the report of the Com- 
mittee on Schools on transferring an appropria- 
tion for building a school house corner of Wal- 
lace street and Douglas avenue to corner of 
Wabash avenue and Eda street, laid over April 
8,1878. 

Aid. CuUerton moved to refer the report to the 
Committee on Judiciary. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Committee on Schools on re- 
solution adopted at a meeting of the Citizens* 
Union, concerning School accommodations, laid 
over April 8, 1878. 

Aid. Throop moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Committee on Health and 
County Relations on resolution in relation to 
Ogden ditch, laid over April 18, 1878 ; and recom- 
mending that the subject matter be referred to 
the Mayor. 

Aid. Gilbert moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Committee on Health and 
County Relations on remonstrance against brick 
yard on North Branch, laid over April 18, 1878. 

Aid. Waldo moved that tlie report be recom- 
mitted 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Committee on Licenses on 
ordinance amending Section l, Chapter 54, R.O., 
entitled " VeliicJes," Jaid over April 18, 1878. 

Aid. Lodding moved that the report be recom- 
mitted. 

Tlie motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Committee on Fire andWater 
on petition for reduction of water rates, laid 
over April 18, 1878. 

Md. Gilbert moved that the report be referred 
to a Select Conunittee of five, to be appointed by 
the Chair, with instructions to prepare ordi- 
nances I'evising the water rates, and reorganiz- 
ing the Wilier uepartment. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Ciiair a])pointed as such committee. Aid. 
Gilbert, CuUeitou, Rvan, Jonas and Cook. 

Aid. Ryan moved that Aid. Sanders be added 
to the committee. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Committee on Fire and 
Water, on petition of John Panabaker for per- 
mission to start a lumber yard corner of Peoria 
and Lake streets, laid over April 18, 1878. 

Aid. Thompson moved that the report he 
placed on file. 

The motion prevailed . 

ALSO, 

The report of the Committee on Finance on 
order to remit fine of Peter Caisten, adverse, 
laidover April 18, 1878. 

Aid. Pearsons moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Committee on Schools, on 
communication from Board of Education, con- 
cerning primary schools, laid over and published 
April 8th, 1878. 



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Aid. Tluoop moved to concur in the report. 
The motion prevailed. 



The report of the Committee on Finance, on 
resolution for payment of S300 to Johanna Kior- 
dan. laid over April 18, l^78. 

Aid. Ciillerton moved that the report he 
placed on file, and the resolution adopted. 

Aid. Tuley called Aid. Cary to the Chair. 

Aid, Tuley moved to amend the resolution by 
adding thereto the words " if eitlier is sufficient 
for that purpose and if not that the same be car- 
ried into the next annual appropriation." 

The amendment was agreed to by yeas and 
nays as follows : 

Teas— Tuley, Sanders, Cary, Phelps, Gilbert, 
Mallory, Tuily, Turner, Lodding, Cullerton, 
Riordah. McNally, Oliver, Lawler, Smyth, Eisz- 
ner, Ryan, Niesen, Wetterer, Janssens, McCaf- 
frey, Jc.UHS— 22. 

Naus--'Pe&vsons, Ballard, Cook, Throop Raw- 
leigh TJiompson, Knopf, Waldo,— 8. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the resolution as 
amended be adopted. 

Tlie motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Teas— Tuley, Sanders, Carv. Phelps, Gilbert, 
Mallory, Tully, Turner, l.oddlug, Cullerton. Rior- 
dan, McNally, Oliver, Lawler, Smyth, Eiszner, 
Ryan, Niesen, Wetterer, Janssens, McCaffrey, 
Jonas— 22. 

iVay.^— Pearsons. Ballard, Cook, Throop, Raw- 
leigh, Thompson, Knopf, Waldo— 8. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 

Resolved, That in the event of Johanna Rior- 
dan surrendering to the city the preniises now 
occupied by her on 18th street near Canal street, 
that the Mayor and Comptroller be and they are 
hereby directed to pay the said Johanna Rior- 
dan the sum of $300 out of the general or contin- 
gent fund, if either is sufficient for that purpose, 
and if not that the same be carried into the next 
annual appropriation. 

Aid. Tuley in the Chair. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Committee on Fire and Wa- 
ter, on an ordinance concerning water tanks, 
laid over and published January 3, 1878. 

Aid. Lawler moved to concur in the report and 
pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

F€a.s--Pearsons, Tuley, Ballard, Sanders, Cary, 
Phelps, Gilbert, Mallory, Tully, Turner, Lod- 
ding, Cullerton, Rioidan, McNally, Lawler, 
Smyth, Eiszner, Rawleigh, Thompson, Knopf, 
Kj'an, Wetterer. .Janssens, McCaffrey, Jonas— 25. 

^ay.s— Cook, Throop, Niesen, Waldo--4. 

The following is the ordinance as passed : 

An ordinance regulating the location and con- 
struction of watei- tanks. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section l. it shall be unlawful to construct, 
have or permit to remain in any building in the 
uty ot Chicago, any tank for water, of a larger 
capacity than ten (10) barrels, unless the said 
tanlc shall have and rest upon a foundation of 
prick or stone walls of solid masonry, or upon 
u-on girders which rest upon solid brick or stone 
walls, unless said tanks are wood, lead lined and 
left open. 

,i^f^*i- ^- .^"y person or persons guilty of a 
violation of this ordinance, shall be subject to 
tne same punishment provided in Section sixty- 
six (66), of an ordinance of the City Council 



passed June 15, 1875, approved June 16, 1875, en- 
titled an ordinance creating the Bepartment of 
Buildings of the City of Chicago. 

Seo. 3. This ordinance shall be in force from 
and after its passage. 

SUSPENSION OF THE RULES. 

Aid. Thompson moved that the rules be sus- 
pended for the purp se of allowing him to intro- 
duce an ordinance authorizing the transfer of 
$75,000 from the Water Income Account to the 
Water Extension Account. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Feas— Pearsons, Ballard, Gilbert. Mallorv, 
Tully, Turner, Lodding, Cullerton, Riordan, Mc- 
Nally, Oliver, Lawler, Smyth, Cook, Throop, 
Rawleiuh, Thompson, Knopf, Ryan, Niesen, 
Waldo, Wetterer, Janssens, McCaffrey, Jonas 

iV'ays— Tuley, Sanders, Cary, Phelps, Eiszner, 
■ — 5. 

Aid. Gilbert moved that the ordinance be re- 
ferred to the Committee on Fire and Water. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. McNally moved that the rules be sus- 
pended for the purpose of allowing him to intro- 
duce a resolution. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : two-thirds not voting ia the affirmative. 

Fea.s— Tully, Turner, Loading, Cullerton. Mc- 
Nally, Oliver, Lawler, Smyth, Cook, Thompson, 
Knopf, Ryan, Niesen, Janssens, McCaffrey, 
Jonas— 16. 

iVaifs— Pearsons, Tuley, Ballard, Sanders, Cary, 
Phelps, Gilbert, Mallory, Riordan, Throop, 
Rawleigh, Waldo, Wetterer— 13. . 

The Clerk presented the report of the Commit- 
tee on Markets, on petition for Market on North 
avenue, laid over May 9, 1878. 

Aid. Waldo moved that the report be recom- 
mitted to the Committee. 

The motion prevailed. 



The report of the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys ot the three divisions, on ordinance amend- 
ing ordinance establishing fire limits, laid over 
temporarily May 9. 

Aid. Cary moved that the report be referred 
to the Committee on Fire and Water. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Committee on Public Build- 
ings, on petition of Thomas Tilley, for compen- 
sation for services, laid over temporarily May 9, 
1878, which, on motion of Aid. Cullerton. was 

Laid over temporarily. 

ADJOURNMENT. 

Aid. Gilbert moved that the Coun<:il do now 
adjourn. 

Aid. Lodding demanded the yeas and nays 
and the motion prevailed bv the following vote : 

Feos- -Pearsons, Ballard, Phelps, Gilbert, 
Mallory, Oliver, Eiszner. Cook, Rawleigh, 
Thompson, Knopf, Niesen, Waldo, Wetterer, 
McCaffrey. Jonas— 16. 

iVai/s— luley, Sanders, Cary, Tully. Turner, 
Lodding, Cullerton, Riordan, McNally, Lawler, 
Smyth, Throop, Ryan, Janssens, --14. 

And the Council stood adjourned, 

CASPAR BUTZ, 

City Clerk, 



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CITY COUNCIL. 



REGULAR MEETINa 



TUlsrs 3, 1878. 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 

Present— Aid. Pearsons, Ballard.Sanders, Gary, 
Plielps, Gilbert. Mallory, Tully, Turner, Culler- 
ton. Kiordan, McNally, Oliver, Lawler, Beidler, 
Smyth, McNurney, Eiszner, Cook, Tliroop. Sea- 
ton, Rawleigh, Tliompson, Knopf, Ryan, Niesen, 
Waldo, Scluveistlial, Wetterer, Janssens, Mc- 
Caffrey, Daiv. Jonas. 

Al:)sknt-—A\(\ . Tuley, Lodding, Staiiber, and 
His Honor the Mayor. 

Aid. Tulev being absent. Aid. Pearsons moved 
that Aid. Cary take the chair. 
The motion prevailed. 

MINUTES. 

Aid. Cook moved that the minutes of the 
regular mpeting held May 27th, and the special 
meeting held May 31st lb7.-<, be approved without 
being read. 

The motion prevailed. 

REPORTS OF CITY OFFICERS. 

The Clerk presented a communication from 
His Honor the Mayor, covering list of names of 
persons pardoned from the House of Correction 
during the week ending June 1, 1878, which was 

Placed on file. 

. The Clerk presented the report of the Commis- 
sioners to make estimate for curbing, filling and 
paving Bremer street, in front of sundry lots, 
from ChicMgo avenue to Oak street. 

Aid. McCaffrey mov?d that the report be ap- 
proved and the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO 

The report of the Commissioners to make es- 



timate for curbing, filling and paving LaSalle 
street, from Washington street to VanBuren 
street. 

Aid. Pearsons moved that the report be ap- 
proved and the order thereto attached be passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make es- 
timate for curbing, filling and paving Jackson 
street, from Clark street to Dearborn street. 

Aid. Pearsons moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO 

The report of the Commissioners to make esti- 
mate for curbing and paving Canal street, in 
front of sundry lots from West Lake street to 
West Madison street. 

Aid. Smyth moved that the report be ap- 
proved and the order thereto attached be 
passed . 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make esti- 
mate for water service pipes on Carpenter street, 
from West Washington street to Fulton street. 

Aid Eiszner moved that the report be approved 
and the order thereto attached be passed. 

The motion prevailed . 

The Department of Public Works submitted a 
report covering an ordinance repealing ordinance 
and annulling assessment for the improvement 
of Monroe street, from State street to Fifth ave- 
nue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, S. D. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for curbing, grading 



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aud paving West Monroe street, from Loomis 
^tivet to Ashland avenue, which was 

RefeSed to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, W. D. 

ALSO, 

A renort and ordinance for curbing, filling and 
paving^Lincoln street, from West Adams street 
to West Jackson street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets ana 
Alleys, W. D. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for six inch drains on 
North Wsted street, from. Forth avenue taBel- 

^^^IS^tcTthe cSmittee on Streets and Al- 
leys, N. D. 

ALSO, 

A renort and ordinance for six inch drains on 
WentwOTth avenue, from Twenty-second 
street to Twenty-ninth street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, S. D. 



UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 

The Clerk presented the report of the Com- 
mittee on Licenses, on % Pf i^'«n^Nicholas 
Noeninger, for remission of a fine foi selling 
liquor without a license, defen-ed May 20 1878. 

Aid. Rawleigh moved that the repoit he laid 
over temporarily. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Committee on Licenses on 
the petition of Albert Szelmeczka, for a fiee 
license o peddle, deferred May 20, 1878 

Ah! Cull erton moved that the report be con- 
curred in. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Committee on Streets and 
AUevs S D., on an order authorizing J. 1^. bmiin 
to nave Wentworth avenue, from Twenty.-sec- 
onrs\reTtWwenty-nintk street^ b^^^^^^^^ 

tht Superint'enSent of streets, certifying that he 
had examined a private contract toi Paving 
WentwoSavenue'; from Twenty- second street 
to Tvventv-ninth street, between J. B. bmitli ana 
the property owners, and that more than tliree- 
foSrths of the property fronting on the street is 
Smesented in said contract, and an order au- 
tffizhiithe paving of said street between said 
pSs is prS?idea for by ordinance, passed 

^ild^^Sr moved to substitute the order for 
the one recommended by the Committee. 

Aid Gilbert moved to concur m the report ot 
the Committee and pass the order. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 

^Tel'--Pearsons, Ballard, Cai7,P^^^^^ 
Miiiinvv Turner. Cullerton, Riordan, McJNaiiy, 
oitver Lawler! Beidler, Smyth, McNurney, Eisz- 
ne/ Cook, Thrbop, Seaton, Rawleigh, Thompson, 
Knopf^&n, Mesen, Waldo. Schweisthal, Jan- 
isens, McCafirey, Daly, Jonas-30. 
Nays— None. 

The following is the order as passed : 
Whereas, The owners of a large majority of 
the frontage on Wentworth avenue, between 
Twent?-selond street and Twen^-ninh street^ 
have entered into a private contract with James 
B Smith to curb, fill and pave m front of then 



private contract, provided it ispaved cont mous- 
ty, and without gaps, and provided furthei. that 
the contractor relies for payment of said im- 
provement upon the collection of the special as- 
sessment to be levied upon lots "ot I'epi^sented 
in said private contract, and the I^epaitment ot 
Public Works is further authorized to contract 
for the city's portion of said work and the part 
to be paid" for by special assessment at a piice 
notraSre tlm/that paid by Pi'operty ownei;s 
said contractor to pay all costs ot engineering 
and inspecting ; and it is turther ^,,.^^^^^ 

Ordered, That the Department of PublicWorks 
is hereby directed to prepare and send to this 
Council a proper ordinance for the curbing fili- 
ng and paving said Wentworth aveiiue between 
said i>oints, in front of the property not em- 
brfeLced in said private contract. ^^ f^v 

this contract with the property owners is foi 
the entire width of the street, except the sixteen 
feet in the centre of the street, wh ch will be 
filled and paved at the expense of the Chicago 
and Englewood Horse and Dummy Railway Co 

The sixteen feet in the centre ot the street to 
be paled with wooden blocks with the same 
foundation as the balance of the street. 

ALSO. 

The report of the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, S.D., on an ordinance changing name of 

^S^'waldo^^^ovedthat the report and ordi- 
n^ce be recommitted to the Committee on 
Streets and Alleys. S. D. 
The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

A communication from the ^epaitment of 
Public Works on petition of E. S. l^ieyei loi 
compensation for building fewer on Lincoln 
niaoe laid over and published May 6, 1878. 
^ AW' cill?rton moved that the communication 
be Sfein-ed to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, N. D. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO. 

The report of the special committee on an or- 
der for the appointment of Inspectors for street 
improvements, laid over and pubhshed May 27, 

^^Ald. Ryan moved to concur in the report and 

^ ltd! DaT3?m6ved to amend by adding the f^l- 
ir^wino- • "AU expense connected with the ap- 
'Stment of sa?d inspector shall l^e paid by 
"?he owners of the. property inspected when 

Aid Daly, it was lost by yeas and nays as 

^TKue^stion then being on the motion of Aid. 

rSi ?o concur in thereport and pass the order. 
■The motion prevailed. 
The following is the order as passed : 
(yrri^rfd That the Department of Public 

ing, giaamg, pdviiiB, fo improvement, he shall 



cedar block pavement on an inchflooi with lake 
shore aravel and composition, said Wentwoiin 
avenul^between the points named, under said 



Sctor 'o?conStoi/doing such work. 



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- ALSO,. 

The report of tlie Commirtee on Markets on an 
ordinance amending an ordinance concerning 
seuling of weights and measures, published May 
27.1878. - ' . ■ 

Aid, Lawler moved that the report he recom- 
mitted to the Committee. 

The motion prevailed. 

:AI.SO, 

The report of the Committee on Public Build- 
ings relative to the stone to be used in construct- 
ing the new City Hall, laid over and published 
May 27th, 1878. 

Aid. Lawler moved that the report be laid over 
temporarily. 

The motion prevailed. 

PETITIONS, COMMUNICATIONS AND 
ORDINANCES. 

Aid. Dal V presented a resolution directing the 
Department of Jr'ublic Works to inform the 
Council at its next regular meeting whether per- 
mission has been given horse raiload companies 
to pave with cobble stones and moved its adop- 
tion. 

The!motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 

Resolved, That the Department of Public 
Works be and they are hereuy requested to in- 
form this Council at its next regular meeting 
whether the department has granted permission 
to anv or all of the horse railroad companies of 
this city to improve the streets between their 
tracks with what is khown as cobble-stone 
pavement. 

Aid. Janssens presented a resolution directing 
that the price of gas with the.two gas companies 
he uniform, which was 

Kef erred to the Committee on Gas Lights. 

' Aid. Thompson presented an order directing 
the Department of Public Works to prepare an 
ordinance for a sidewalk on both sides of Sey- 
mour street, from Hubbard street to Grand ave- 
nue, which was 
Keferred to the Department of Public Works. 

Aid. llawleigh presented an ordinance regula- 
ting the paving and repair of horse rail road 
tracks in the City of Chicago, and moved that it 
be referred to a select Committee consisting of 
three Aldermen from the West Division, two 
fr;'ra tlie South Division, and two from the 
North Division. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Chair appointed as such Committee, Aid. 
llawleigh, Knopf, Smyth, Daly, Wetterer, San- 
ders, and Phelps. 

Aid. Rawleigh presented an ordinance to pro- 
vide for the extension of horse railway tracks to 
Central Park in the West Division of the City of 
Chicago, which was 

Keferred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, W. D. 

Aid. Cook presented an order directing the 
Department of Public Works to furnish bridge 
tenders with ropes and buoys for assisting per- 
sons who may fall into the river, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Harbor and 
Bridges. 

Aid. Oliver presented the petition of Ed. Kor- 
an, for remission of a fine, which was 
Keferred to the Commit; ee on Judiciary. 

Aid. Lawler presented an order directing the 
Comptroller to advertise for proposals for light- 
ing, extinguishing, cleaning and repairing street 
lamps, wliich was 

Keferred to the Committee on Gas Lights. 



Aid. Cullerton presented an order directing 
the Department of Public Works to remove the 
carpenter shop from the room adjoining the 
City Cle'k's office. 

Aid. Gilbert moved to suspend the rules for 
the purpose of putting the order on its passage. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Fca5— ^- allard, Sanders, Gary, Gilbert, Mallory, 
Tully, Turner; Cullerton, Riordan, McNally, 
Oliver, Lav.ier, Beidler, Smyth, McNurney, 
Eiszner, CooK, Throop, Seaton, Rawleigh, 
Thompson, Knopf, Ryan, Niesen, Wetterer,— 25. 

iVaws--Pearsons, Phelps, Waldo, McCaffrey, 
D&ly— 5. 

Aid. Gilbert moved that the order be passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Department of Public 
Works be, and is hereby directed to remove the 
carpenter shop from the room adjoining the 
City Clerks' office forthwith. 

Aid. Cullerton presented a resolution directing 
the Mayor to repair AV est 18th street, between 
Canal street and the bridge, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, W.D. 

Aid. Turner presented the petition of M. 
Meyer, for remission of a fine, which was 
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

Aid. Turner presented an order directing the 
Department of Public works to prepare and send 
to the Council an estimate of the cost of the 
City's portion of 38th and Halsted street bridge 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Harbor and 
Bridges. 

Aid. Turner presented a petition for the ex- 
tension of the pound limits in the 5th ward, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys S. D. 

Aid. Turner presented the petition of Jas. J. 
Gerrity, for remission of fine, which was 
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

Aid. Turner presented a resolution remitting 
fine of one hundred dollars imposed on George 
Smith for disorderly conduct, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

Aid. Mallory presented a resolution directing 
the Department of Public Works to prepare 
ordinances for sidewalks on Michigan Avenue, 
Indiana avenue, Prairie avenue and Thirty-first 
street, and moved its adoption. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 

Resolved, That the Department of Public 
Works be, and is hereby directed to prepare 
ordinances for sidewalks on both sides of Michi- 
gan avenue, from 3ist street to 33rd street, and 
both sides of Indiana avenue, from 29th street 
to 35th street, and on east side of Prairie avenue 
from 3lst to 33rd street, and both sides of 3lst 
street from State street to Cottage Grove Ave- 
nue, said sidewalks to be built to grade. 

Aid Gilbert presented an order directing the 
Department of Public Works to repair Wabash 
avenue between 25th and 31st streets, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, S. D. 

Aid. Sanders presented a petition for paving 
Sherman street between Polk and Taylor streets, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, S. D. 



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Aid Sanders presented a communication, trpm 
R. M. Cherrie, asliing for lease of endorietli 
street, wliicli was ,,. 

Referred to the Committee on 1 mance. 

Aid Sanders presented a remonstrance 
against paving Sherman street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, S. D. 

Aid. Sanders presented an order for sidewalk 
on east side of State street between Eldridge 
Couit and Peck Court, which was _ , 

Referred to the Department of Pnblic Works 
with instructions to prepare an ordinance. 

\ld Daly presented remonstrance against 
colistruction of a twelve foot sidewalk on Erie 
street, whicli was ^^ ^ , , , 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys. N. D. 

Aid. Ballard presented an ordinance amend- 
ing Sections l and 5, Chapter 29 R. O. entitled 
"Nuisances," which was . 

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

Aid. Pearsons presented the petition of Jona- 
than Clark, praying to be refunded money paid 
for a tax deed, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance . 

Aid. Pearsons presented an ordinance pre- 
scribing the times and places of meetings of the 
Council and the manner in which special meet- 
ings thereof may be called, which was _ 

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

Aid. Turner moved that wlien the Council 
adiourns it be until Thursday June 6, at 7: 30 
o'clock p. m. for the purpose of considering re- 
ports of Committees. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as tol- 

^°rms-Sanders, Gilbert, Tully, Turner, Cidler- 
ton Riordan Oliver, Lawler, McNurney, Eisz- 
ner, Mesen, Waldo, Janssens. McCaftrey,— 14. 

IVai/8- Pearsons, Ballard, Gary, P^^elps, Mal- 
lory, McNally, Beidler, Smyth, Cook Ihroop, 
Seaton, Rawleigh, Thompson, Knopf, Ryan, 
Schweisthal, Wetterer, Daly, Jonas-l9. 

SUSPENSION OF THE RULES. 

Aid. Waldo moved that the rules be suspended 
for the purpose of considering ordinances tor 
drains on North Halsted street, and on Went- 
worth avenue, water service pipes on Wentworth 
avenue, and paving North Halsted street, m 
front of sundry lots between Clybourn avenue 
and Sophia street. ^ . , 

The mot)on prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 

°Yeas— Pearsons, Ballard, Sanders, Gilbert, 
Mallory Tully, Cullerton. Riordan, McNally, 
Oliver,' Lawler, Beidler, Smyth, Eiszner, Cook, 
Throop, Seaton, Rawleigh. Thompson, Knopt, 
Niesen, Waldo, Schweisthal, Wetterer, Jans- 
sens, McCaffrey, Jonas— 27. 
iVays—Cary, Phelps, Turner, McNurney, Ryan, 

AldTwaldo moved to reconsider the vote by 
which ordinances for drains on North Halsted 
street and drains on Wentworth avenue were 
referred to the Committees on Streets and Alleys. 

The motion prevailed. ,. ^. . 

Aid . Waldo moved that the ordinance tor six 
inch drains on North Halsted street, from North 
avenue to Belden avenne be passed. 

The motion prevailed and the ordinance was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows : ^,.^^ 

F6«s- -Pearsons,Ballard,Sanders, Cary,Phelps, 
Gilbert, Mallory, Tully. Turner, Cullerton Rior- 
dan, McNally, Oliver, Lawler, Beidler, Smyth, 
McNurney, Eisznei". Cook, Throop, Seaton, Raw- 
leigh, Thompson, Knopf, Ryan, Niesen, Waldo 
Schweisthal, Wetterer, Janssens, McCaltiey, 
Daly, Jonas— 33. 

N'ays— None. 



Aid. Gilbert moved that the ordinance for six 
inch drains on Wentworth avenue, from Twenty- 
second street to Twenty-ninth street, be passed 

The motion prevailed and the ordinance was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows : 
^ rea.s— Pearsons, Ballard, Sanders, Gary. 
Pheips, Gilbert, Mallory, Tully, Turner, Culler- 
ton, Riordan, McNally, Oliver, Lawler, Beidler, 
Smyth, McNurney, Eiszner, Cook, Throop. Sea- 
ton, Rawleigh. Thompson, Knopf, Ryan, Niesen, 
Waldo, Schweisthal, Wetterer, Janssens, McCaf- 
frey, Daly, Jonas— 33. 

Nays— None. 

By unanimous consent the Committee on 
Streets and Alleys, S. D., to whom, was refeiTe.d 
an ordinance for water service pipes on Went- 
worth avenue, from Twenty-second street to 
Twenty-ninth street, submitled a report recom- 
mending its passage. . 

Aid Gil ert moved to concur in the report 
and pass the ordinance. , „., 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as tol- 

j-gas- Pearsons. Ballard, Sanders, Gary, 
Phelps, Gilbert. Mallory, Tully, Turner, Rior- 
dan, McNally, Oliver, Lawler, Beidler, Smyth, 
McNurney, Eiszner, Cook, Throop, Seaton, 
Rawleigh, Thompson, Knopf, Ryan, Niesen, 
Waldo. Schweisthal, Wetterer, Janssens, Mc- 
Caffrey, Daly, Jonas— 32. 

Nays— None. 

By unanimous consent, the Committee on 
Streets and Alleys, N. D., to whom was referred 
an ordinance for paving North Halsted street, m 
front of sundry lots, from Clybourn avenue to 
Sophia street, submitted a report recommending 
its passage. . _^- , 

Aid. Waldo moved to concur m the report 
and pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows ■ 

F(!as-Pearsons, Ballard, Sanders, Gary. 
Phelps, Gilbert, Mallory, Tully, Turner, Culler- 
ton. Riordan, McNally, Oliver, Lawler, Beidler, 
Smvth, McNurney, Eiszner, Cook, Throop, Sea- 
ton; Rawleigh, Thompson, Knopf, Ryan, Niesen, 
Waldo, Schweisthal, Wetterer, Janssens, Mc- 
Caffrey, Daly, Jonas--33. 

Nays- -None. 

Aid Pearsons presented a communication 
from the Grand Jury of Cook County, May t^erm, 
1878, concerning. iunk dealers, second-hand deal- 
ers, and pawnbrokers, which was , 

Referred to the Committee on Police. 

Aid Cullerton moved that the Committee on 
Markets be instructed to report on the ordinance 
concerning sealing of Weights and Measures, at 
the next regular meeting. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Clerk presented a petition for sidewalk jj 
on Douglas avenue, from Portland avenue to 

Stewart avenue, which was ^ m I 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- j 

leys, S. D. . j 

ADJOURNMENT. ; 

Aid. Rawleigh moved that the Council do now 
The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 

reos-Tully, Cullerton, Oliver, Lawler, Mc- 
Nurney, Eiszner, Seaton, Rawleigh, Thompson, 
Knopf, Ryan, Schweisthal, Wetterer, Janssens, 
McCaffrey, Daly, Jonas— 17. 

iVai/s-Pearsons, Ballard. Sanders Caiy, 
Phelps, Gilbert, Mallory, Turner, Riordan, Mc- 
Nally, Beidler, Smyth, Cook, Throop, Niesen, 
Walclo-16. , ^. 

And the Council stood adjourned. , 

CASPAR BUTZ. 

City Glerli. 



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CITY COUNCIL. 



SPECIAL MEETING. 



<JU£T:E] 6, 1B78, 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 

Present— Aid. Ballard, Sanders, Phelps, Gil- 
bert, Mallory, Tullv, Lodding, Cullerton, Eior- 
dan, Oliver, Smyth, Eiszner, Cook, Throop, 
Seatou, RavdeiRii, Thompson, Knopf, llyan, 
Stauber, Janssens, McCaffrey, Dalv, Jonas. 

Absentr— Aid. Pearsons, Tuley, Gary, Turner, 



McNallv, Lavvler. Beidler, McNurney, IJicsen, 
Waldo, Schvveistiial, Wetterer, and His Honor 
the Mavov 



Aid. Tuley being absent, Aid Ballard moved 
that Aid. Gilbert take the Chair 
The motioa prevailed. 

CALL, 

The Clerk read the following call : 
Caspar Butz, City Clerk, yir.-— Please call 
a special meeting of the City Council for Thurs- 
day, June 6th, 1878. at 2:30 o'clock p. m., to 
take action on the death of ex-AId. M. Talcott. 
P. Sandeks. 
A. B. Cook, 

N. E. .^.lALLORY, 
JOHK ItlOKDAK. 

Aid. McCaffrey moved that the call be placed 
on file. 
The u^.otion prevailed. 

Aid. Cook presented the following resolu- 
tions : 

We, the members of the City Council of the 
City of <;hica.go, being assembled to exiiress (mr 
regret for the death of Mancel Talcott, fo]-merly 
member of this Council and President of the 
Board of Police, and to pav a tribute of res- 
pect to h;s memory do [lerebv 

ReHolve, Tiiat in the dettth ^f Mancel Talcott 
the City has lost one of its oldest and mo.st val- 
ued citizens-a landmark in its history— who, 
while serving it was mo.st faithful to its interests 
and a (letermined foe to all dishonesty and mu- 
nicipal corniption. 

RcHolvcd, That in the deceased we recognize 
one who has grown up with our r'ity and has 
stood by it with unflinching integrity, through 



prosperity ani adversity, one who never " gave 
out an uncertain sound," but who was marked 
for his individuality, candor, honesty and liber- 
ality. 

Resolved. That we tender our deepest sym- 
pathies to the \^ idow and family of the deceased 
iu their great affliction and that a copy of these 
resolutions be sent to them. 

Resolved, That the members of the City Coun - 
ell will attend the funeral of the deceased in a 
body. 

Aid. Dalv moved to amend bv striking out the 
last resolution and inserting "the following in 
lieuthei'eof, viz : 

" Rei<olved, That the members of the City 
" Council and the officers and employes of the 
" City government, so far as possible, attend tlie 
"funeral of tho deceased in a body : and that 
" the City offices bn closed after 10 o'clock a. m., 
" on Friday, June 7th, for that purpose. 

Aid Cook accepted the amendment and 
moved that the resolution as amended be adopt- 
ed. 

The motion prevailed by a unanimous vote : 

Aid. Daly moved that the Chair appoint a 
Committee of five Aldermen to make necessary 
arrangements for nttending the funeral, and an- 
nounce the result through the press. 

The motion i^revailed. 

The Cliair ani)ointed us such Committee Aid. 
Daly, Cook, Phelps, Ballard, and McCaffrey, 

Aid. McCaJYrey moved that the resolutions 
adopted l)e spread on tlie journal of the Council, 
The motion prevailed. 

ADJOUKNMKNT. 

^1(1. Ballard moved that the Council do now^ 
adjourn. 

Tlie motion prevailed and the Council stood 
adjourned. 

CASPAPt BUTZ, 

CUy Clerk. 



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CITY COUNCIL. 



REGULAR MEETINa 



crxjisriE] lo, is78. 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 

Present— A\c\. Pearsons, Tuley, Ballard, San- 
ders, Plielps, Giroert, Mallory, Turner, Lodding, 
Cullerton. Kiordan, McNally, Oliver, Lawler, 
Beidler. Smyth, McNurney. Eiszner, Cook, 
Throop. Seaton, Rawleigh, Thompson, Knopf, 
Eyan, Stauber, Mesen, Waldo, Wetterer, Mc- 
Caffrey, Daly. Jonas. 

Absent— Aid. Cary, Tvilly. Schweisthal. Jans- 
sens, and His Honor the Mayor. 

Aid. Tuley in the Chair. 

MINUTES. 

Aid. Throop moved that tlie minutes of the 
regular meeting held June 3d, ]«78. and the spe- 
cial meeting lield June 6th, 1878, be approved 
without being read. 

The motion prevailed. 

REPORTS OF CITY OFFICERS. 

The Clerk presented a communication from 
His Honor the Mayor, covering a list of names of 
persons pardoned from the House of Correction 
during the week ending June 8th, 1878, which 
was 

Placed on file. 

The Department of Public Works submitted a 
report covering copies of contracts, bonds and 
specifications under which the new City Hall is 
to be constructed, which was ordered published 
and 

Placed on file . 

The following are the specifications, &c. 

Specifications for excavating and removing the 
earth from the City's portion (or w Yz) of the 
Court House square. 

The excavation to be made to a depth of 



eleven (li) feet below the present grade of La 
Salle street, or three (3) feet above City datum, 
being an area of about three hundred and fifty- 
eight (358) feet north and souih, by one hundred 
and thirty-four (134) feet east and west. 

All stone in said excavation (to said depth) to 
be taken out and piled in such place or part of 
said Court House square as may be directed. 

Bids will be received per cubic yard for exca- 
vating and removing said earth. Also per cubic 
yard for excavating, removing and depositing 
the earth In the intersections of Scott street, 
east of Astor street. 

Estimated amount of excavating in said area, 
2,756 cubic yards. 

The excavation to be completed within fifteen 
days from date of awarding contract. 

Sept. lOth, 1877. M. Heath, Mayor. 

CONTRACT FOR WORK--GEKBRAL FUND. 

This agreement, made and concluded this 
twenty- fifth day of September, A, D. 1877, be- 
tween John Sackley, of the City of Chicago, 
County of Cook and State of Hlinois, party of 
the first part, and the Citv of Chicago of the" se- 
cond part: 

Witnessetli, that the party of the first part, for 
and in consideration of the payments to be to 
him made by the said City of Chicago, as herein- 
after set forth, hereby covenants and agrees to 
excavate and remove from the west half of block 
39. Original Town of Chicago (or Court House 
square), all the earth necessary for laying the 
foundations for the new City Hall. Said exca- 
vation to be made to such a depth as the Depart- 
ment of Public Works and the Building Commit- 
tee, may designate. 

It is mutually understood and agreed by and 
between the parties liereto that, in case the said 
contractor shall fail to fully carry out and com- 
pl'^te said excavation to the satisfaction of said 
Department of Public Works and BuildingCom- 
mitteebythe tenth (lOtli) day of October, 18,7, 



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the said contraetor shall forfeit the sum of ten 
(0) collars for each and every .day such work 
^siall reman, incomplete after S;Ud tenth day of 
October 1877. Such amount or amounts to De 
deducted from the contract price for doing sail 
work? Said work to be done in accordance with 
mans prepared for the doing of the same, on iile 
11 ti\e office of the Department of Public Works 
of safd City, aud with the specifications append- 
ed hereto and made a part of this contract, said 
wo 'k to be commenced on or before the twenty- 
Mthdavof September, A. D. 1877, to progress 
i^eSlai ly and uninterruptedly after it shall have 
been begun, excepting as shall be otherwise or- 
dered by sad Department, and be finished and 
fully completed on or before the tenth day of 
October A. D. 1877, the time of commencement, 
rate of progress and time of completion being 
pssential conditions of this contract. 

ill the work shall be executed in the.best and 
most workmanlike ^"amier and no impr^^pei 
Tuaterials shall be used, but all mateiiais oi 
Sitiv kind shall fully answer the specifications, 
or. it^iot particularly specified, shall be suitable 
for the place where used. 

Should the Mayor deem it proper or necessary, 
in threxecution of the work, to make any alter- 
ations which shall increase or diminish the ex- 
pense,Iuch alterations shall not vitiate or annul 
the contract or agreement hereby entered into 
but the said Mayor shall determine the value of 
the work so added or omitted, such value to be 
aided to or to be deducted from the contract 

^la^SSl^^K^vk shall be commenced 
and carried on when and where.the Mayor 
shall direct, and it shall also be carried on regu- 
larlv so as to give the necessary time tor each 
ptut to settle and harden, and also fo^; other pur- 
poses as the Mavo-r may require. In case tie 
Slayor shall think that this is not furtic^ent ly 
heeded he may order more men to be em- 

loved upon the work, and if he shall think he 
lork proceeding too rapidly, he i^ay order the 
employment of a less number ^^ "i^'^";,^,^^^^^^ J 
the v^eather be unusually wet, or so cold and 
frosy that any part of the work cannot be done 
in a proper manner, or with due i;egard to dura- 
biliU, oi- should such be the case from any other 
cause, then the Mayor may order such pait of 
the work to be suspended altogetlier until a 
more suitable season, in which case the Partj ot 
the first part will cover and otherwise sufficient- 
ly protect the several parts of the work, so that 
thev will not be injured by the weather. 

The said party of the first part hereoy cove- 
nants and agrees, that if, in the prosecution of 
said work, it shall be necessary to dig up. use or 
occupy any street, alley, highway,, or public 
grounds of said City, to erect and maintain such 
Itrong and substantial barriers, and also, during 
the night time, such lights as will eftectual ly 
prevent the happening of any accident oi haim 
to life, hmb or property, in consequence ot such 
dialing up, use or occupancy of said street, al- 
ley i|hvlay or public grounds ; and it is further 
covenanted and agreed, that the saici party of the 
first part shall be'liable for all damages occa- 
sioned by the digging up, ^^seor occupancy of 
any street, alley, highway or pubhc grounds, oi 
which may resdlt therefrom, or which may re- 
sult from the carelessness of such contractor, 
his or their agents, employes or workrnen. 

This agreement shall not be assigned, nor any 
part of the work sub-contracted, without the 
written consent of the Mayor endorsed hereon ; 
and in no case shall such consent relieve the 
pariy of the first part from the obligations here- 
in entered into by the same, or change the terms 

"" K^i^?ere^by'provided and agreed, that the said 
work shall be prosecuted with such force as the 
Mayor shall deem adequate to its completion 
within the time specified, and if at any time the 
sliid i)arty of the first part shall/efuse or neg- 
lect to prosecute the work with a lorce sufficient, 
in the opinion of said Mayor for its completion 



within said specified time, or if, in any event, 
the said party of the first part shall fail to pro- 
ceed with the work in accordance with the re- 
quirements and conditions of this agreement, 
then the said City, by its Mayor, shall have full 
right and authority to take the work out of the 
hands of the said party of the first part, and to 
employ other workmen to complete the unfin- 
ished work, and to deduct the expense thereof 
from any money that may be due and owing to 
said party of the first part on account of the 
work, or to relet the same to other contractors, 
as provided for hereinafter. 

And the said party of the first part covenants, 
and agrees to perform all of said work under the 
immediate direction and superintendence of the 
Mayor of the City of (Chicago, and to his entire 
satisfaction, approval and acceptance. All ma- 
terial used and all labor performed shall be sub- 
ject to the inspection antt the approval or rejec- 
Lion of said Mayor ; and the said City of Chicago 
hereby reserves to its Mayor the right finally to 
decide all questions arising as to the proper per- 
formance of said work, and as to whether the 
rate of progress thereoii is such as to correspond 
with the conditions of this contract ; and if the 
said work shall not be begun at the time herein 
stipulated, or if the rate at which said v.'ork shall 
be performed shall not, in the judgment of said 
Mayor, be such as to insure its progress and 
completion in the time and manner herein sti- 
pulated, or if said work shall be wholly or m part 
improperly constructed, then to declare this con- 
tract forfeited, either as to a portion or the 
whole of said work, and to re-let the saiue, or to 
order the entire reconstruction of said work if 
improperly done : and in such case of default,, 
or m any case of default, to adjust the difference 
of damage or price, [if any there be,] which, ac- 
cording to the just and reasonable interpretation 
of this contract, the said contractor should, in 
the opinion of said Mayor, pay to tlie said City 
for any failure to properly commence and pro- 
secute, or to properly construct said work in all 
respects, accoruing to the conditions herein- 
before specified, or for any other default ; and it 
is hereby understood and agreed, that tor any 
amount of damage or price determined by said 
Mayor to be paid to said City by said contractor 
for any such default, or for any money paid out 
by said City on account of said contractor in 
consequence of any default there shall be ap- 
plied in payment thereof a like amount of any 
money that may be due and owing to said party 
of the first part, on account of said work, so iar 
as there may be any such money, and so far as 
the same sliall be sufficient, and it there shall 
not be a sufficient amount retained from the said 
partv of the first ))art, then and in such case tiie 
amount to be paid to the said City, in conse- 
quence of such default, shall be a just claim, 
against said contractor and his bondsmen. 

In case the said Mayor shall deem it necessary 
to declare any portion or section of said work 
forfeited, it is hereby expressly stipulated and 
understood such declaration of forfeiture shall 
not in any way relieve the contractor from the 
covenants and conditions of this contract, but 
the same shall be and remain valid and binding 
on said contractor, , ^^ ^ , - 

And it is understood and agreed that no claim 
whatever will be made by the said party of the 
first part for extra wo.k or material, or tor a 
greater amount of money than is herein stipu- 
lated to be paid : unless some changes m or ad- 
ditions to said work, fequiring additional out- 
lav by said party of the first part, shall first have 
been ordered, in writing, by the said Mayor. 

The said City of Chicago hereby covenants and 
agrees, in consideration of the covenants and 
agreements in this contract specified, to be kept 
and performed by the said party of the first part, 
to pay to said party of the first when this con- 
tract shall be wholly carried out and completed 
on the part of said contractor and when said 
work shall have been accepted by said Mayor, 
the sum of thirty-two and one half (321/2.) cents 



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per cubic yard of earth so excavated and re- 
moved. 

It is further agreed, that in case the said Con- 
tractor or Contractors shall abandon or in any 
way or manner fail to complete said work, the 
City of Cnicago is hereby authorized and em- 
powered to pay to any laborer or laborers who 
may have been employed by such Contractor or 
Contractors upon the above described work, out 
of the funds due said Contractor or Contractors, 
upon the estimates of the Department of Public 
Works, at the time said Mayor shall declare said 
contract forfeited, any and all sums of money 
which may be found to be due and owing to such 
Contractor or Contractors under this contract, 
and without giving any notice whatsoever to said 
Contractor or Contractors of the intention so to 
do. And in every such case the City Comptrol- 
ler is hereby authorized and empowered to as- 
certain the amount or amounts so due and owing 
to any such laborer or laborers from said Con- 
tractor or Contractors in such manner and upon 
such proof as he may deem sufficient, and with- 
out giving any notice of such proceedings to said 
Coniractor or Contractors. And the amount or 
amounts so found by hiin to be due and owing to 
such laborer or laborers shall be flnal and con- 
clusive as against said Contractor or Contractors 
and may thereafter be paid over by said City to 
such laborer or laborers. And no estimate will 
be issued to said Contractor or Contractors until 
all claims for labor on this contract shall have 
been satisfied. 

It is also agreed by said City, that, if the rate 
of progress shall be satisfactory to said Mayor, 
estimates in its usual form will be issued to said 
party of the first part, during the making of said 
improvements, for eighty-five (85) per cent, of 
the value of the work done and in place at the 
time of issuing such estimates, the remaining 
fifteen (15) per cent, being reserved until the 
final completion and acceptance of said work. 

In Testimony Whereof, The said -party of the 
first part has hereto set his hand and seal, and 
the said City of Chicago has caused the signa- 
tui-e of the Mayor in charge of the Department 
of Public Works to be hereto affixed, the day 
and year above written. 

John Sagkley, [Seal.] 
M. Heath, Mayor. 
In charge of the Dept. of Public IVorJis. 

SPECIFICATIOKS. 

Of the character of labor and materials required 
for the construction of the foundations of the 
City Hall, to be erected on Block Tlurty-nine 
(.39), Original Town of Chicago, according to 
plan of same furnished bv the Department of 
Public Works, and the Building Committee of 
the City Council. 

Excavations of trenches to be made to the 
width and depth shown on plans and sections 
All earth taken from the trenches to be graded 
around the foundations, or removed from the 
premises as directed by the Superintendent. 
Where the concrete comes above the surface of 
the lot, the same must be curbed with two (2) 
inch plank, and 4x4 inch posts, driven into the 
ground every six (6) feet. The earth on the outside 
of the curbing to be thoroughly packed and 
pounded down with a heavy maul. When it is 
necessary to separate the beds of concrete to 
equalize the foundations, the same to be done by 
placing in the trenches or curbing, inch board's 
well secured to ihe sides. 

Proposals for concrete and all other work to be 
made for each separate brand of cement men- 
tioned in tl'.e specification. 

Concrete to be composed of one part of the 
best quality of fresh Buffalo, Louisville, Utica or 
Akron cement, tliree (3) parts of coarse, sharp 
sand, and four f4) paits of lime stone McAdam. 
Or one (U part of American, Portland, Chicago 
No. 1 Cement, to six (o narts coarse, sharp sand, 
and eight (8) parts of lime stone McAdam. 



Tlie Lime stone McAdam to be broken to pass 
through a two (2) inch ring. No stone of a larger 
dimension will be allowed in any concrete. 

i he sand and cement will be mixed dry, and 
thoroughly worked together on a platform or 
box in the proportions above described, and 
water sprinkled on the same with a sprinkler, 
the same to be thoroughly worked over, with 
water enough to moisten the cement and sand, 
and make a thick paste, after whicli the McAdam 
stone will be added in the proportion above des- 
cribed, and thoroughly worked together with 
the cenient and sand. 

After t!ie concrete is thoroughly mixed, it must 
be placed in the trenches at once, in layers of 
twelve (12) inches, and thoroughly pounded down 
with a heavy maul, so that all spaces between 
the stone will be tlioroughly filled ; each suc- 
ceeding layer vnll be filled in in like manner be- 
fore the bottom course sets, so as to make the 
whole a solid mass, and the ramming down of 
the concrete shall be done to the satisfaction of 
the Superintendent, and shall be protected at all 
times. The thickness of the cojicrete will be 
three (3) feet. For width of trenches see plans 
of same. 

The concrete to be protected by the Contract- 
or, from frost, by covering the same with sand or 
manure, and this protecting material to be re- 
moved from the premises when directed by the 
Superintendent, at the expense of the contract- 
or. 

FOOTINGS.. 

There will be three (3) courses of footings of 
dimension stone under all of the principal walls. 
These stone to be fourteen (14) Inches tliick and 
no stone to be less than sixteen (IG) superficial 
feet in size, except where closers are required to 
fill out a space in the wall. These stone must be 
thorougldy bedded in cement mortar composed 
of three (3) parts sharp, coarse lake sand to one 
(1) part of best quality fresh Buffalo, Louisville, 
Utica or Akron cement, or six (6) parts sharp, 
coarse lake sand to one (1) part of fresh Ameri- 
can, Portland, Chicago No. l cement. 

Sand and cement to be mixed in same manner 
as described for sand and cement uscd in con- 
crete. 

All footings or dimension stoi e to be set with 
a derrick, and settled down to a solid bearing 
with a heavy wooden maul. 

All joints to be well and truly filled with ce- 
ment, and the joints in each course to be well 
bonded, none to be less than one (1) foot from 
the joints in the course below, raid all must be 
laid to make the best bond possible. 

The stone work of the piers marked I-XX, IV- 
XVII, VII-XIV, IX-XII, X-XL, L LIII, LI-LII, 

xxii-xxrii, xxvi-xxvii, xxix-xlix, 

XLVIl, must be built with dimension stone, rock 
faced, but with true beds, with joints not more 
than % inch in thickness, all set in cement the 
same as the footing course before described. 

The walls facing the areas A, B, C, D, E, F, G, 
H, I, K, L. will be rock faced, but hammer 
dressed beds, with margins pitched off true and 
straight, with joints not more than % of an inch 
in thickness, 

These stone must be eighteen (18) and fourteen 
(14) inches wide, in alternate courses, and backed 
up with best quality sewer brick, all laid in ce- 
ment mortar with thin joints. 

The area walls will be built first class rubble 
masonry truly faced on the inside, and bonded 
in the best manner every two (2) feet. All laid 
in cement mortar. 

Cut stone sills, caps and jambs to all doors and 
Avindows as shown on plans. The same to be 
smooth dressed, set in the best manner, and well 
anchored to the stone and brick walls, as shown 
on plans. 

Parties estimating must state in their propos- 
als, from what quarries the stone tor the work is 
to be obtained. 

Brick walls shown on plans will be built with 



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the best ouality of sewer brick, laid in cement 
SOTterwS;]! close ioints, and thoroughly slusliecl 
S> every course, all joints to be true and plumb 
%U a/ches to be bonded and turned m the_best 
manner. Brick piers to have cut stone. Bond 
stone as shown on plans and elevations. 

All flues to be plastered on the mside. 

Channels to be left fior pipes, and holes left for 
sewer, gas and water pipes. 

Cement mortar for all portions of the woik to 
be mixed in the same proportions, and same 
manner as described for dimensions, or footing 

'^ AH walls to be covered and protected from the 
weather through the winter at the Contractoi s 

^^No'stone or brick work to be done in freezing 

"^Mealurement of walls with stone face and 
bricK backing, will be estimated the same as it 
the walls were entirely of stone. ^v^i.^q 

Contractor to furnish all centres for arches 
anchors for all work, curbing for trenches, and 
alf material and labor required for the comple- 
tion and protection of the entire work, rhe 
ConuSor must keep the water away from his 
trenches and foundations at his own expense 

Bids will be received by the Department of 
Public Works, together with the Building Corn- 
mi iee of the City Council for the entire work, 
Sud materials for the foundations of t^ie new m^ 
Hall, according to the plans and specificat ons 
furnished and on file at the City Hall, cornei 
Adams and LaSalle streets. . ^,^..„,^.« ,,f 

Bids will be based on approximate estimaie ot 
the several kinds of work, as follows, viz. : 
Concrete, with excavation, 104,000 cubic 

feet, more or less, at ... . ••.•••;••:• 
Footings of all walls, 55,600 cubic feet, 

more or less, at. .- • — • • • 

Dimension stone work m piers and walls, 

including cut-stone, 8,100 cubic feet, 

more or less, at ,...;...... 

Rubble masonry, 8,700 cubic feet, more oi 

Igss s-t 

Brick work,' "33,500 cubic feet, more or 

less B^t 

Bridge 'masonry. 34,600 cubic feet, more 

All brick waiis will be measured tlie thickness 
marked in figures on plans. 

Measurements will be made for the entiie 
work by the cubic foot ; no deduction will be 
niadeforflues, grooves, or holes left tor sewer 
and water pipes. All other openings will be 
deducted entire . No extra allowances made toi 
arches, angles, corners, or other customary al- 

Parties making proposals must file a bond of 
two hundred (200) dollars, with two (2) good 
sureties, that he will accept the contract at his 
bid if awarded to him. . , ^ ^ 

The Contractor will be required to furnish a 
bond in the penal sum of ten thousand (10,000) 
dollars, with two (2) good sureties, upon the 
signing of contract for the faithful pertormance 

The Contractor must furnidi all materials and 
do all the labor at his own expense, and have 
the eutire work completed on or before the first 

^^¥he^ Department^of Public Works, with the 
Building Committee of the City Council will fur- 
nish the iron anchors for the entire work but 
the Contractor must cut the same into the stone 
and built into the walls by the Contractor at his 
own expense, as directed by the bupermten- 

*^ The Department of Public Works and the 
Building Committee of the City 9?^"^9il ^'^sevve 
the right to reject any or all bids if by them 
deemed expedient. 

CONTRACT FOB WOKK— GENERAL FUND. 

This agreement, made and concluded this fifth 
day of October, A.D., 1877, between William E. 
Mortimer and George Tapper, composing the 



firm of Mortimer & Tapper of the city of Chi- 
cago, county of Cook, and State of Illinois, party 
of the first part, and the City of Chicago, of the 
second part : 

Witnesseth, That the said party of the first 
part, for and in consideration of the payments 
to be to them made by the said City of Chicago, 
as hereinafter set forth, hereby covenant and 
agree to furnish all the material and labor ne- 
cessary to construct and fully complete the foun- 
dations of the City Hall to be erected on the 
west half of block thirty-nine (39) original town, 
said foundations to be constructed of the best 
quality of Illinois limestone. ^ 4., , ..r. 

It is mutually understood and agreed that the 
contractors shall use for concrete either the 
Bufi:alo or Akron cements, and for all other work 
in the construction of said foundations, either 
the Buifalo, Akron or Utica cements. 

Said work to be done in accordance with plans, 
prepared for the doing of the same, on file in the 
office of the Department of Public Worics of 
said city, and with the specifications appended 
hereto, and made a part of this contract, said 
work to be commenced on or before the eighth 
day of October, A.D. 1877, to progress regularly 
and uninterruptedly after it shall have been 
begun, excepting as shaU be otherwise ordered 
bv'the Department of Public Works m connec- 
tion with the Building Committee of the City 
Council, and be finished and fully completed on 
or before the first day 01 May. A.D. 1878, the 
time of commencement, rate of progress and 
time of completion being essential condit.ons of 
this contract. . -. , ^, ■, ^ -, 

All the work shall be executed in the best and 
most workmanlike manner, and no improper 
materials shall be used, but all materials of 
every kiiijd shtill fully answer the specification, 
or if not particularly specified, shall be suitable 
for the place where used under the directton ot 
the Superintendent. ^ -o 1 t w i 

Should the said Department of Public Woiks. 
and Building Committee deem it proper or ne- 
cessary, in the execution of the work, to make 
any alterations which shall increase or diminish 
the expense, such alterations shall not vitiate or 
annul the contract or agreement hereby eiitered 
into, but the said ^Department and Building 
Committee shall determine the value of the 
work so added or omitted, such value to be 
added to or deducted from the contract i>nce, 
as the case may be. ^ , ,^ ^ ^ 

The whole of the work shall be commenced 
and carried on when and where the said Depart- 
ment and Building Committee shall direct, and 
it shall also be carried on regularly, so as to give 
the necessary time for each part to settle and 
harden, and also for other purposes, as the said 
Department and Building Committee uiay re- 
Quire. In case the said Department and Build' 
ins Committee shall think that this isnocsutli- 
ciently heeded, they may order more men to be 
employed upon the work ; and if they shad 
think the work proceeding too rapidly, they may 
order the employment of a less number ot men 
Shaxdd the weath-r be unusually wet, or so cold 
and frosty that any part of the work cannot be 
done in a proper manner, or with due regard to 
durability, or should such be the case from any 
other cause, then the said Department and 
Building Committee may order such part of the 
work suspended altogether until a more suitable 
season, in which case the party of the first part 
will cover and otherwise sufficiently protect the 
several parts of the work, so that they will not 
be injured by the weather. , , ^^ 

The said party of the first part hereby cove- 
nant and agree , that if. in the prosecution of 
said work, it shall be necessary to dig up, use or 
occupy any street, alley, highway,, or . public 
arounds of said city, to erect and maintain such 
strong and substantial barners, and also, during 
the night time, such lights as will eftectually 
prevent the happening of any accident or harm 
to life, limb or property, in consequence of such 
di-'o-ino- up use or occupany of said street, alley. 



June 10. 



39 



[1878. 



highway, or public grounds ; and it is further 
covenanted and agreed, thai the said party of 
the first part shall be liable for all damages oc- 
casioned by the digging up, use or occupancy of 
any street, alley, highway or public grounds, or 
which may result therefrom, or which may re 
suit from the carelessness of such contractor, 
his or their agents, employes or workmen. 

This agreement shall not be assigned, nor any 
part of the work sub-contracted, without the 
written cousent of the said Department and 
Building Committee endorsed hereon ; and in no 
case shall such cousent relieve the party of the 
first part from the obligations herein entered 
into by the same, or change the terras of this 
agreement. 

It is hereby provided and agreed, that the said 
work shall be prosecuted with such force as the 
said Department and Building Committee shall 
deem adequate to its completi^ n within the time 
specified, and if at any time the said party of 
the first part shall refuse or neglect to prosecute 
the work with a force sufficient, in the opinion 
of said Department and Building Committee for 
its completion within said specified time, or if, in 
any event, the said partv of the first part shall 
fail to proceed with the work in accordance with 
the requirements and conditions of this agree- 
ment, that the s.iid City , by its said Department 
and Building Committee shall have full right 
and authority to take the work out of the hands 
of the said party of the first part, and to empiov 
other workmen to complete the unfinished 
work, and to deduct the expense thereof from 
any money that maybe due and owing to said 
party of the first part on account of the work, or 
to re-let the same to other contractors, as pro- 
vided for hereinafter. 

And the said party of the first part covenant 
and agree to perform all of said work under the 
immediate direction and superintendence of the 
said Department and Building Committee of the 
City of Chicago, and to their entire satisfaction, 
approval and acceptance. All material used 
and all labor performed shall be subject to the 
inspection and the approval or rejection of said 
Department and Building Committee : and the 
said City of Chicago hereby reserves to its said 
Department and Building Committee the right 
finally to decide all questions arising as to the 
proper performance of said work, and as to 
whether the rate of progress thereon is such as 
to correspond with the conditions of this con- 
tract ; and if the said work shall not be begun at 
the time herein stipulated, or if the rate at 
which said work shall be performed shall not 
m the judgment of said Department and Build- 
ing Committee to be such as to insure its pro- 
gress and completion in the time and manner 
herein stipulated, or if said work shall be wholly 
or in part improperly constructed, then to de- 
clare this contract forfeited, either as to a por- 
tion or the whole of said work, and to re-let the 
same, or to order the entire reconstruction of said 
work if improperly done ; and in such case of 
default, or in any case of detault, to adjust the 
ditterence of damage or price (if any there be), 
which according to the just and reasonable in- 
terpretation of this contract, the said contract- 
ors should, in the opinion of said Department 
and Building Committee pay to the said City for 
any failure to properly commence and prosecute 
or to properly construct said work in all respects, 
according to the conditions hereinbefore speci- 
fied, or for any other default ; and it is hereby 
understood and agreed, that for any amount of 
damage or price determined by said Department 
and Building Committee to be paid to said City 
Dy said contractors for any such default, or for 
S"?^ ^T^ P.^"^ ?^^ by said City on account of 
said contractors m consequence of any default 
there shall be applied in payment thereof a like 
nw/^nTJ of any money that may be due and 
a7J^^r^^? '^'*^ P'^'.^y ^^ *H fii"St part, on account 
?rfnni ^^'?' ''? ^^^* ^f" ^^^^^'^ mav be any such 
ul?A?/h^^'^^^J''^^, a^ *^?^ sa'^e shall be sufficient, 
and If there shall not be a sufficient amount re- 



tained from the said party of the first part, then 
'^".^ in '^"ch case the amount to be paid to the 
said (;ity in consequence of such default, shall 
be a just claim against said contractors and 
their bondsmen. 

In case the said Department and Building 
(committee shall deem it necessary to declare 
any portion or section of said work forfeited, it 
IS hereby expressly stipulated and understood 
such declaration of forfeiture shall not in anv 
way relieve the contractor from the covenant 
and conditions of this contract, but the same 
s'i:>'jl be and remain valid and binding on said 

And it is understood and agreed that no claim 
whatever will be made by the said party of the 
first part for extra work or material, or for a 
greater amount of money than is herein stipula- 
ted to be paid ; unless some changes in or addi- 
tions to said work, requiring additional outlay 
by said party of the first part, shall first have 
been ordered, in writing, by the said Depart- 
ment and Building Committee. 

The said City of Chicago hereby covenants 
and agrees, in consideration of the covenants 
and agreements in this contract specified, to be 
kept and performed by the said party of the 
first part, to pay to said party of the first part 
when this contract shall be wholly carried out 
and completed on the part of said contractors, 
andvyhen said work shall have been accepted 
by said Department and Building Committee 
the sums as noted in the following schedule of 
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It is further agreed, that in case the said con- 
tractor or contractors shall abandon or m any 
vv- av or manner fail to complete said work, the 
CitV of Chicago is hereby authorized and em- 
noweredto pay to any laborer or laborers who 
luav have been employed by such contractor or 
contractors upon the above described work, out 
of the funds due said contractor or contractors, 
upon the estimates of the Department of Public 
Works and Buildins Committee at the time said 
Department and Building Committee shall de- 
clare said contract forfeited, any and all sums of 
money which may be found to be due and owing 
to such contractor or contractors under this con- 
tract, and without giving any notice whatsoever 
to said contractor or contractors of theint^ntion 
so to do. And in every such case the City Comp- 
troller is hereby authorized and empowered to 
ascertain the amount or amounts so due and 
owing to any such laborer or laborers from said 
contractor or contractors in such manner and 
upon such proof as he may deem sufficient, and 
witliout giving any notice of such procceedings 
to said contractor or contractors. And the 
amount or amounts so found by him to be due 
and owing to such laborer or laborers shall be 
final and conclusive as against said contractor 
or contractors, and may thereafter be paid over 
by said City to such laborer or laborers. And 
no estimate will be issued to said contractor or 
contractors until all claims for labor on this con- 
tract shall have been satisfied. 

It is also agreed by said City, that, if the rate 
of progress shall be satisfactory to said Depart- 
ment and Building Committee estimates in its 
usual form will be issued to said party of the 
first part, during the making of said iinproye- 
menis, for eighty-five (85) per cent, of the value 
id the work done and in place at the time of is- 
suiu"- such estimates, the remaining fifteen (15) 
per cent, being reserved until the final comple- 
tion and acceptance of said work. 

In testimony whereof, the said parties of the 
first part have hereto set their hand and seal, 
and tiie said City of Chicago has caused the sig- 
natures of the Mayor, in charge of the Depart- 
ment of Public Works and Building Committee 
to be hereto affixed, and the day and year above 
written. ,, ro i i 

William E. Moktimek, [Seal.] 
Geokge Tapper. [Seal.] 

M. Heath, Mayor, 
John M. Van Osdell, 
Ansel B. Cook, 
Addison Ballard, 
Frank Lawler, 
Frank Linsenbarth, 
In charge of the Department of Public Works 
and Building Committee of the City Council. 

This agreement made and concluded this sev- 
enteenth day of April, A. D. 1878, between Tom- 
linson and Keed, co-partners, party of the first 
part, and the City of Chicago of the second part : 

VVitnesseth : That the said party of the first 
part for and in consideration of the payments to 
be to them made by the said City of Chicago, as 
hereinafter set forth, hereby covenant and agree 
to furnish, cut, deliver and set up complete all 
the cat stone work required for the City Hall 
now in process of erection, on Block Thirty-nine 
(39), Original Town of Chicago, said work to be 
done in accordance with plans, drawings and 
diagrams prepared for such work, on file m the 
office of the Department of Public Worlds of said 
city, and in compliance with the specifications of 
such cut stone work appended hereto and made 
a part of this contract. Said work to be com- 
menced on or before the first day of June next, 
to progress regularly and uninterruptedly after 
it shall have been begun, and be finished! and 
fully completed on or before the first day of Jan- 
uaiTi A. D. 1881 . The time of commencement, 
rate of progress and time of completion being 
essential conditions of this contract. 

All the work shall be executed in the best and 
most workmanlike manner, and no improper 



materials shall be used, but all materials of every 
kind shall fully answer the said specifications, or 
if not particularly specified shall be suitable for 
the place where used. All the lime stone men- 
tioned in said specifications to be of the best 
quality, from the quarries at or near Bedford in 
the State of Indiana. 

And the said party of the fii'st part covenants 
and agrees to perform all of said work under the 
immediate direction and superintendence of the 
Department of Public Works, the Mayor of the 
city being chief of said Department, the work to 
be done to his entire satisfaction, approval and 
acceptance, and if the said work shall not be be- 
gun at the time herein stipulated, or if tlie rate 
at which said work shall be performed shall not 
in the judgment of said Mayor, be such as to in- 
sure its progress and completion in the time and 
manner herein stipulated, or if said work shall 
be wholly or in part improperly constructed, 
then to declare tins contract forfeited, either as 
to a portion or the whole of said work, and to 
relet the same or to order the entire reconstruc- 
tion of said work if improperly done ; and in such 
case of default or in any case of default, to adjust 
the difference of damage or price (if any there be) 
which, according to the just and reasonable in- 
terpretation of this contract, the said contractor 
should in the opinion of said Mayor, pay to the 
said city for any failure to properly commence 
and prosecute or to properly construct said work 
in all respects according to the conditions here- 
inafter specified, or for any other default. And 
it is herebv understood and agreed that for any 
amount of'damage or price determined by said 
Mayor to be paid to said city by said contractors 
for any such default, or for any money paid out 
by said city on account of said contractor, in 
consequence of any default, there shall be ap- 
plied in payment thereof a like amount of any 
money that may be due and owing to said party 
of the first part, on account of said work, so fax- 
as there may be anv such money, and so far as 
the same shall be" sufficient, and if there shall 
not be a sufficient amount retained from the said 
party of the first part, then and in such case th© 
amount to be paid to the said city in conse- 
quence of such default shall be a just claim 
against said contractors and their bondsmen. 
In consideration of such work being well and 
truly done in the manner and time mentioned, 
the said city of Chicago hereby covenants and 
agrees to pay to said first party or tlieir legal 
representatives the sum of Four Hundred and 
Seventy -seven thousand Six hundred and JNine- 
ty-three dollars ($477,693) in payments of 85 per 
cent, on the estimated progress of the work, out 
of any monies collected by the v ity for City Hall 
purposes, and the balance to be paid upon full 
completion of the work as herein agreed to be 
done, out of the taxes appropriated and levied 
for City Hall purposes when received. 

It is further agreed that in case said first party 
shall abandon or in any way or manner fail to 
complete said work, the City of Chicago is here- 
by authorized land empowered to pay to any 
laborer or workman who may have been em- 
ployed by said first party upon the above des- 
cribed work, out of the funds due said first party 
upon the estimates of the said Department of 
Public Works, at the time said Mayor shall de- 
clare this contract forfeited, any and all sums of 
money which may be found to be due and owing 
to said first party under this contract, and with- 
out giving notice to the said first party of the in- 
tention so to do And no estimate will be issued 
to said first party until all claims for labor on 
this work shall have been satisfied. 

In testimony whereof, the said party of the 
first part have hereto set their hands and seals, 
and the City of Chicago has caused the signature 
of the Mayor in charge of the Department of 



June 10,1 



61 



[1878 



Public Works to be hereto affixed, tlie day and 
year first above written. 

ToMLTKSON & Eeed. [Seal]. 
M. Heath, Mayoi-, 

In charge of Dep'tof Public Works. 
John M. VanOsdkl. 
Ansel, B. Cook. 
Frank Linsbnbarth. 
Frank Lawler. 
Committee on Public Buildings. 

We hereby agree to abide by the resolution of 
the Joint Committee of the Department of 
Public Works and tlie Building Committee of 
the City Council of the city of Chicago, dated 
April 15, 1878, in the words following, to wit : 

''Resolved, That a clause be inserted in the 
"contract for cut stone for th ; new City Hall 
" that said stone shall be cut in tlie city of Clii- 
" cago, except in case of a general strike among 
"the stonecutters of the city, when it maybe 
" optional with the conti actor where he will cut 
" said stone." 

Unless the journeymen stonecutters of the 
city shall combine to injure us on account of the 
pa sage of the above resolution and its approval 
by us. 

ToMJOiNSON & Keed. [Seal.] 
Chicago, April 17, 1878. 

Signed in the presence of John M. Van 
OsDEL, A. B. Cook. 

Specifications of cut-stone work for City Hall. 
Specifications of the character of labor and 
material required for the cut-stone work of the 
new City Hall, City of Chicago. 

The Contractor shall furnish and set all the 
cut-stone work required to make the building 
complete in all its parts, agreeable to the plans 
on file in this office and according to the follow- 
ing specifications. 

The steps, limestone, door sills and first course 
of cut-stone, on the three fronts not covered by 
steps, and of the interior or court walls, and the 
rotunda or corridor will be of granite, patent 
hammer dressed and of light color. All other 
cut-stone work will be of the best quality of 
limestone of even color, rubbed smooth. 

The columns, pilasters and entrances 'where 
the granite is used in ihe county part of the 
building will be of dark polished limestone, col- 
umns and pilasters to be in three lengths. 

All stone work must be thoroughly anchored 
to the brick walls with galvanized iron anchors 
I?£x3|xl6 incaes in every second course. All 
joints where the stone are bedded must be of 
even thickness, not more than 3-16 of an inch 
thick to be set in mortar, and the same cleaned 
out of joints one inch back from face of stone 
during the construction of the building until the 
stonework is all set, when the joints must be 
thoroughly filled withjpioper lime putty, and the 
stone work cleaned oft in the best manner, all 
to be dressed off smooth and true, 

All joints in projecting couises to be filled with 
Portland cement and grouted full. 

The stone must be perfect in all respects when 
set in the building, and protected by the con- 
tractor during the progress of the work until the 
whole is complete and received by the city's 
Superintendent. 

Payments made during the progress of the 
work on estimates will not be construed as an 
acceptance of the work done or materials fur- 
nished. 

The stone, if lanimated, must be laid on their 
natural beds in courses as shown on plans and 
details, each course shall have a bearing on the 
wall of at least one half the height of the stone, 
exclusive of the rustic. 

All cornices and projecting courses shall have 
a superabundant weight of stone on the wall- 
(For size and form, see plans.) 

The centre arches on Randolph and Washing- 
ton streets above the entablature, the terrace, 
story oyer centre pediment on LaSalle street, 
groups of figures in pediments and the caryatides 
will be omitted from this estimate. 



Proposals will be made for the stone work 
complete, according to the plans and these spec- 
ifications, and a detailed estimate for each story 
complete. 

1. The basement story will include all the 
cut-stone from top of sub-basement to the top 
of moulded water table, steps and foundation 
for same. Steps not to be set until the stone 
work of superstructure is completed. 

2. First story from top of moulded water 
table to top of first story «ornice. 

3. From top of first story cornice to the top 
of main cornice. 

4. From top of main cornice to the top of 
balustrade and pediments. 

The Contractor must furnish and set all area 
coping-, the same to be of limestone. 

The Contractor must project all sills, external 
angles, projections and area walls with nlank, 
and keep the same intact until the ' stone 
work of the building is complete. He must fur- 
nish all necessary staging, derricks and other 
appliances for the faithful and careful prosecu- 
tion of the work, and hold the city harmless 
from any damages that may result from acci- 
dent, carelessness or neglect on his part during 
the progress of the work. 

He must furnish samples in four inch cubes 
with the necessary dressing on the same, of the 
average quality of the stone his quarry can fur- 
nish, and he will be held strictly to the samples 
for the entire work he furnishes. 

He will be required to give to the City of Chi- 
cago a lien on his quarry, and all of his machin- 
ery until hs has furnished the full amount of 
stone required for the building. And should he 
neglect or refuse to furnish the stone agreeable 
to his contract, then the city may employ men 
to work the quarries at the expense of the Con- 
tractor until the full amount has been furnished. 

Payments will be made on estimates of the 
Superintendent on work actually done on the 
building out of any funds collected by the city for 
City Hall purposes, in equal proportion to the 
amount of work , done by the several contract- 
ors, reserving 15 per cent, on the work done un- 
til the whole is completed and received by the 
city, through the Superintendent or other proper 
authority. 

All of the above named work must be done in 
a good and workmanlike manner, agreeable to 
the plans, specifications and details, and to the 
encire satisfaction of the Superintendent, whose 
interpretation of the same and his decision shall 
be final and conclusive as between the City and 
the Contractor. Any changes whereby the cost 
of the work contracted for shall be either in- 
creased or diminished, such changes shall be 
indicated on the plans and added to the accom- 
panying specifications before making the same, 
and the price agreed upon and endorsed on the 
contract and signed by Contractor, Superinten- 
dent and Department of Public Works before it 
shall be deemed binding on either party. The 
said work shall be finished on or before January 
1, 1881. 

Sealed proposals will be received up to H 
o'clock a m., April the I5th, 1878. at the office of 
tlie Department of Public Works for the stone, 
brick and iron work of the new CitylHall. All bids 
must be accompanied by a penal bond in the 
sum of one thousand dollars, that the bidder 
will accept and perform the contract if awarded 
him or them. The sufficiency of the security te 
be approved by the Department of Public Works 
and the Committee on Buildings. 

The (nty reserves the right to reject any or all 
bids if it is deemed for the best interest of the 
City so to do. And any bid that is not made on 
the printed form to be obtained at this office, 
and which does not conform in every respect to 
the requirements of this advertisement will not 
be considered. Neither will anv proposal be 
received from parties who are not competent 
contractors and do not have the facility to fur- 
nish the labor and materials required. 



June 10, J 



62 



(1878 



Proposals will be endorsed, " Bids for cut- 
stone work for City Hall," and addressed to 
Department of Public Works. 

TOMLiNSON & Reed. 

In pursuance with a contract between the City 
01 Chicago, and Messrs. Tomlinson and Keed, 
cut stone contractors of Chicago, 111., for the 
furnishing and setting complete of the cut stone 
work to he used in the construction of the new 
City Hall, to be erected on the west half of block 
thirty-nine (39), Original Town of Chicago, and 
whereas, the said City of Chicago has adoi)ted 
the stone of the quarry of the Chicago and Bed- 
ford Stone Company, as the material to be used 
in the cut stone work for the construction of the 
said new City Hall, 

N.w, for and in consideration of the adoption 
of the said material from the quarry aforesaid, 
the Chicago and Bedford Stone Company does 
hereby covenant and agree to and with the said 
City of Chicago to lease, and does hereby let and 
lease its quarry, situated at| Bedford, Lawrence 
County, Indiana, upon that tract of land lying in 
said Lawrence County, Indiana, as described in 
a certain deed from Nathan L. Hall and Sallie 
Hall, his wife, of Lawrence County, Indiana, to 
the Chicago and Bedford Stone (Jompany, of 
Cook County, State of Illinois, bearing date the 
29th day of "March, A. D. 1878, and recorded 
March 30th, 1878, upon page No. 187, in deed re- 
cord book No. 10, of the records of Lawrence 
County, Indiana, with all and singular the tools, 
buildings, machinery and appurtenances there- 
unto appertaining unto the said Chicago and 
Bedford Stone Co., with the full right, jauthority 
and power to enter upon, occupy and use the 
same, or to procure therefrom any or all such 
stone as the said Tomlinson and Reed may fail 
or decline to furnish under their contract with 
the said city of Chicago, and said lease shall 
continue in full force until the final completion 
of said contract. 

It being understood and agreed that the ob- 
ject of this lease is to secure the said City of Chi- 
cajio a sufficient and suitable supply of stone for 
said City Hall, from the quarry aforesaid, and 
that such entry or occupancy of the said prem- 
ises shall not be made by the said City of Chica- 
go unless the [said Tomlinson and Reed shall be 
in default, and unless the said City of Chicago 
shall give the said Chicago and Bedford Stone 
Co. ten (10) days notice of intention to do so. 
Said notice to be in writing, and left at the office 
or usual place of business of the said Chicago 
and Bedford Stone Co. or its agent or agents. 
And in case the jsaid Tomlinson and Reed fail 
to comply with the conditions of their contract, 
with the said City of Chicago at the expiration of 
the ten days, the said City of Chicago may enter 
into full and complete possession of the said 
quarry, with its appurtenances as aforesaid, and 
can work them under the management of the 
Chicago and Bedford Stone Co. or such other 
management as the said City oi Chicago may 
elect. 

And in the event of any such entry, occupancy 
or use under this lease, the quarry shall be 
worked in such a workmanlike manner as not 
unnecessarily to Injure the same, and the appur- 
tenances shall be kept in good repair, usual wear 
and tear excepted, and the premises and appur- 
tenances shall be duly released and restored to 
the said Chicago and Bedford Stone Co. or its 
legal representatives, without unnecessary delay 
whenever the purpose of this lease as herein de- 
clared shall have been accomplished. 

In testimony whereof, the said Chicago and 
Bedford Stone Co. have caused these presents to 
be signed by its general manager and attested 
by its Secretary, under the corporate seal of the 
Company, this (I7th) seventeenth day of April, 
A. D. 1878. 

The Chicago & Bedford Stone Co. [Seal]. 
N. C. Hinsdale, Geu. Man'r. 
Julius White, 
Pres. Chicago & Bedford Stone Co. 

Attested ? J. M. Melick, Sec'y Chicago and 
Bedford Stone Co. 



This indenture witnesseth that we, Nathan L. 
Hall, and Sallie Hall, his wife, of Lawrence 
county, in the State of Indiana, convey and war- 
rant to the Chicago and Bedford Stone Com- 
pany, of Cook County, in the State of Illinois, for 
the sum of six thousand dollars the following 
real estate in Lawrence County, in the State of 
Indiana, to-wit : 

All of the southeast quarter of the southwest 
quarter of section thirteen (13), town five (5), 
north of range one (l) west, except five and sev- 
enty-two (5 72-100) hundredths of an acre, de- 
scribed as follows : Beginning at the south- 
west corner of said quarter, thence north 37 de- 
grees, east 42 poles and 7 links to a stake, thence 
north 12 poles and 16 links to a stake, thence 
north 59 degrees, west 29 poles and six links to a 
stone, thence south to the beginning, leaving as 
hereby conveyed 3-4 28-100 acres. 

Also the south part of the northeast quarter of 
the southwest quarter of said section, described 
as follows : Commencing at the southeast corner, 
thence north 1114 rods, thence west 80 rods, 
thence south 11^ rods, thence east 80 rods to the 
beginning, containing 5 72-100 acres. 
:^Also forty (40) feet off of the south end of 
lot 50, except 20 feet ofl: of the 
west side thereof, otherwise described as fol- 
lows : Commencing at the southeast corner of 
said lot, thence west 73 feet, thence north 40 feet, 
thence east 73 feet, thence south ,4o feet to the 
beginning. 

In witness whereof the said Nathan L. Hall 
and Sallie Hall, his wife, have hereunto set thelr 
hands and seals this 29th day of March, A. 1>, 
1878. (Signed), 

Nathan L. Hall, [Seal.] 
Sallie Hall. [Seal.] 

STATE OF INDIANA, U^ 
Lawbence County, f*** 

Before me. William Ervin, Re- 
corder in and for said County and State, person- 
ally came Nathan L. Hall and Sallie Hall, his 
wife, and acknowledged the execution of the 
annexed deed. 

Witness my hand and official seal this 30th 
day of March, A. D. 1878. 

(Signed), William Eryin, 

Recorder Lawrence County, Indiana. [Seal.] 

contract for mason work — city hall 
fund. 

This agreement, made and concluded this sev- 
enteenth day of Aoril, A. D. 1878, between John 
Angus, of the City of Chicago, County of Cook 
and State of Illinois party of the first part, and 
the City of Chicago of the second part : 

Witnesseth. that the said party of the first 
part, for and in consideration of the payments 
to be to him made by the said City of Ctiicajjo, 
as hereinafter set forth, hereby covenants and 
agrees to do all the brick work and furnish all 
brick, mortar and other material and perform 
other work necessary to be done in the erection 
of a City Hall building on block 39, Original 
Town of Chicago . 

Said work to be done in accordance with 
plans prepared for the doing of the same, on file 
in the office of the Department of Public Works 
of said City, and with the specifications append- 
ed hereto, and made a part of this contract, said 
work to be commenced on or before the first day 
of June, A. D. 1878, to progress regularly and un- 
interruptedly after it shall have been begun, ex- 
ceoting as shall be otherwise ordered by said 
Department, and be finished and fully completed 
on or before the first day of January, A. D. 1881,. 
the time of commencement, rate of progress and 
time of completion being essential conditions of 
this contract. 

All the work shall be executed in the best and 
most workmanlike manner, and no improper 
materials shall be used, but all materials of 
every kind shall fully answer the specifications,, 
or, if not particularly specified, shall be suitable 
for the place where used. 



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Hhould the Miiyor deem it proper or necessary 
in the execution of the work, to make any alter- 
ations wliich shall increase or diminish the ex- 
pense, such alterations shall not vitiate or annul 
the contract or agreement hereby entered into, 
but the said Mayor shall determine the value of 
the work so added or omitted, such value to be 
aidndtoor to be deducted from the contract 
price, as the case may be. 

The whole of the work shall be commenced 
and carried on when and where the Mayor shall 
direct, and it shall also be carried on regularly, 
so as Lo give the necessary time for each part to 
settle and harden, and also for other purposes, 
;i3 the Mayor may require. In case the Mayor 
shall think that this is not sufficiently heeded, 
he may order more men to be employed upon 
tiiework; and if he shall think the work pro- 
ceeding too rapidly, he may order the employ- 
ment of a less number of men. Should the 
weather be unusually wet, or so cold and frostv 
thai any part of the work cannot be done in a 
proper manner, or with due regard to durabili- 
ty, or sliould such be the case from any other 
cause, then the Mayor may order such part of 
the ..ork to be suspended altogether until a 
mo;-e suitable season, in v4iich case the party of 
the first part will cover and otherwise sufficient- 
ly protect the several parts of the work, so that 
tiiey will not be injured by the weather. 

The said party of the first part hereby cove- 
nants and agrees, that" if. in the prosecution of 
said work, it shall be necessary to dig up, use or 
occupy any street, alley, highway, or public 
grounds of said City, to erect and maintain sucli 
strong and substantial barriers, and also, during 
the night time, such lights as will effectually 
prevent the happening of any accident or hariii 
to life, limb or property, in consequence of such 
digging up, us -i or occupancy of said street, al- 
ley, highway, or public grounds ; and it is fur- 
ther covenanted and agreed, that the said par:y 
of the first part shall be liable for all damages 
occasioned by the digging up. use or occupancy 
of any street, alley, highway, or public grounds, 
or which may result therefrom, or which may 
result from the carelessness of such contractor, 
his or their agents, employes or w^orkmen. 

This agreement shall not be assigned, nor 
any part of the work sub-contracted, without 
the written consent of the Mayor endorsed here- 
on ; and in no case shall such consent relieve 
the party of the first part from the obligations 
herein entered into by the same, or change the 
terms of t;iis agreement. 

It is hereby provided and agreed, that the said 
work shall be prosecuted with such force as the 
Mayor shall deem adequate to its completion 
withm the time specified, and if at any time the 
said party of the first part shall refuse or neg- 
lect to prosecute the work with a force sufficient, 
m the ouinion of said Mayor, for its completion 
withm said specified time, or if, in any event, 
the said party of the first part shall fail to pro- 
ceed with the work in accordance with the re- 
quirements and conditions of this agreement, 
that the said City, by its Mayor, shall have full 
right and authority to take the work out of the 
hands of the said party of the first part, and to 
employ other workmen to complete the unfin- 
ished work, and to deduct the expense thereof 
from any money that may be due and owing to 
said party of the first part on account of the 
work, or to relet the same to other contractors, 
as provided for hereinafter. 

And the said party of the first part covenant 
and agree to perform all of said work under the 
mi mediate direction and superintendence of the 
Mayor of the City of Chicago, and to his entire 
satisfaction, approval and acceptance, All ma- 
terial used and all labor performed shall be 
sui.ject to the inspection and the approval or re- 
jection of said Mayor, and the said City of Chicago 
iiei'eby reserves to its Mayor the right finally to 
(jecide all questions arising as to the proper per- 
lormance of said work, and as to whether tlie 
iate of progress thereon is such as to correspond 



^ith the co'ulitions of this contract ; and if the 
said work shall not be begun at tlie time herein 
stipulated, or if the rate at wiii -li said work 
sha 1 be performed shall not, in the judgment of 
said Mayor, be such as to insure its progress and 
completion in the time and manner herein stip- 
ulated, or if said work shall be whollv or in part 
improperly constructed, then to d-eclare Ethis 
contract forfeited, either as to a portion or the 
whole of said work, and to relet the same, or to 
order the entire reconstruction of said work if 
improperly done ; and in such case of default, 
or many case of default, to adjust the differ- 
ence of damage or price, (if any there be\ which , 
according to the just and reasonable interpreta- 
tion of this contract, the said contractor should 
in the opinion of said Mayor pay to the said City 
tor any fadure to properly commence and prose- 
cute, or to properly construct said work in all 
respects, according to the conditions hereinbe- 
fore specified, or for any other default ; and it is 
hereby understood and agreed, that for any 
amount of damage or price determined by said 
Mayor to be paid to said City by said contractor 
lor any such default, or for any money paid out 
by said City on account of said contractor in 
consequence of any default there shall be ap- 
plied inpayment thereof a like amount of any 
money ihat may be due and owing to said party 
of the first part, on account of said work, so far 
as there may be any such money, and so far as 
the same shall be sufficient, and if there shall 
not be a sufficient amount retained from the 
said party of the first part, then and in sucli case 
the amount to be paid to the said City, in conse- 
quence of such default, shall be a just 
claim against said contractor and his bonds- 
men. 

In case the said Mayor shall rleem it necessarv 
to declare any portion or section of said work 
forfeited, it is hereby expressly stipulated and 
understood such declaration of forfeiture shall 
not in any way relieve the contractor from the 
cov.-nants and conditions of this contract, but 
the same shall be and remain valid and binding 
on said contractor. 

And it is understood and agreed that no claim 
whatever will be made by the said party of the 
first part for extra work or material, or for a 
greater amount of money than is herein stipu- 
lated to be paid ; unless some changes in or ad- 
ditions to said work, requiring additional outlay 
by said party of the first part, shall first have been 
ordered, in writing, by the said Mayor. 

1 he said City of Chicago hereby covenants and 
agrees, in consideration of the covenants and 
agreements in this contract specified, to be kept 
and performed by the said party of the first part, 
to pay to said party of the first part when this 
contract shall be wholly carried out and com- 
pleted on the pai't of said contractor, and when 
said work shall have been accepted by said 
Mayor, the sum of ninety thousand five hundred 
and nineteen dollars (|90,519j payment to be 
made on work actually done on the building, out 
of any monies collected by the City for City Hall 
pu poses, and duly appropriated and levied for 
that purpose. 

It is further agreed, that in case the said con- 
tractor or contractors shall abandon or in any 
way or manner fail to complete said work, the 
City of Chicago is hereby authorized and em- 
powered to pay to any laborer or laborers v^^ho 
may have been employed by sucli contractor or 
contractors upon the above described work, out 
of the funds due said contractor or contractors, 
upon the estimates of the Department of Public 
Works at the time said Mayor shall de- 
clare said contract forfeited, any and all sums of 
money which may be found to be due and owing 
to such contractor or contractors under this con- 
tract, and without giving any notice whatsoever 
to said contractor or contractors of the intention 
so to do. And in every such case the City Comp- 
troller is hereby authorized and empowered to 
ascertain the amount or amounts so due and 
owing to any such laborer or laborers from said 



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01) tractor or contractors in such maiinei a . 

UDon sucli proof as be may deem suiticient aiul 

thout i^ivii)g any notice of sucii proceedings 

sa 1 contactor or contractors. And tie 

amount or amounts so found oy iiini to De due 

ad wing to such laborer or lahprers shall oe 
n aland conclusive as against said contractor 
o I- Contractors, and may there. xfter be paid a.er 
bvsaid City to such laborer or laboieis. And 
110 estimate will be issued to said contractor or 
contractors until all claims for labor on this con- 
Iract shall have been satisned. 
^ It is afso agreed by said City, tliat if the rate 
of progress shall be satisfactory lo said Mayoi 
( sMn ates in its usual form will be issued to 
sftd party of the first part, during the making 
of said improvements, for eighty -five (8d) per 
cent of the value of the work done and in place 
at the time of issuing such estimates, the le- 

naining fifteen (15) per cent, being reserved 
until the final completion and acceptance of said 

^^iSestimony whereof, the said Party of the 
first part has hereto set his hand and sea , 
and tiie said City of Chicago has caused the sig- 
nature of the Mayor, m chai^^e oi ^^ © Depait- 
ment of Pubhc "^*Vorks to be hereto affixed, the 
day and year above written. 

John Angus, [beai.j 

M. Hkath, Mayor, ^^,,. ^^, , 
In charge of the Department of Pubhc Works. 

John M. van osdel. 

Frank Linsknbarth, 

Ansbl B. cook, 

Frank LAWLTSR, ,,,,.,,.,,. ^, 
Committee on Puolic Buildings. 

S oecitications of brick work for City Hall. 
Specification of the character of laoor and 
material reouired for the brick work of the new 
City Hall, City of Chicago. 

'Jlie entire work must be done vath the best 
quality of lime mortar (gauged with cement in 
outside basement walls and piers) composed of 
fresh burned lime and sharp, clean lalie shore 
sand in such proportions as to secure the best 
results. All brick must be rubbed inio the mor- 
tar (shove ioint) to secure a close, even, thm 
iomt, and all Interstices filled with inortar. All 
brick to be properly wet. Brick laid m piers 
will have headers every third course, ihose 
laid in v^alls will have headers every sixlh 
course. All backing to stone work must be 
done as soon as possible after the sLone 
work is set in place, and great care must 
be taken to keep the work true and 
plumb. All fines for hot air must be plas- 
tered smooth, except the large ventilating- flues 
which will be laid with smooth brick witii struck 
ioints. The chimney will be lined with fire-bncic 
■from the bottom to twenty feet above the fur- 
nace flue opening with four inch air space lining 
connected to outaide walls by iron anchors every 
four feet. The air space will be continued to 
the top of the chimney. The ground arch ceil- 
ing in the archive chamber under front vestibule 
must he laid with selected brick m cement mor- 
tar, jointu to be fine and true and neatly struck. 
All openings in flues for' registers must be the 
proper size, and straight relieving arches formed 
over all register openings. All slots and open- 
ings left in the walls for steam, water and gas 
nipes as shown on plans. 

Walls covered by outside steps will be of 
bridge masonry, the same as sub-basement walls 
and included in estimate for brick work 

The contractor will furnish and sec all bona- 
stones, vault floors, wood brick, wood luitels and 
centres, set all iron plates for beams and girders, 
and sea that all anchors are put m and well se- 
cured in stone and brick work . There must be 
a two inch plank floor laid in each story and 
kept there with securely fitted plank until the 
ioist of the next «tory above are set m place 
when the planks may be removed to the story 
above. The corridor floors shall be kept intact 
in the several stories and a substantial flight ot 



plank stairs with handrail built at the north and 
south ends of the main corridor as soon as the 
brick work of the story is completed, and re- 
main there until the completion of the work. 
All flues and air spaces must be cleaned of 
rubbish when the brick work is completed. 

The contractor mast thoroughly cover and 
protect all walls when the w^ork is stopped for 
winter or for want of appropriations to proceed, 
the covering to be kept in thorough repair during 
the suspension of work. 

Proposals will be made for the mason work 
complete. , ^ „ ^, 

1. The basement story will include all the 
brick work from the top of sub-basement wall 
to the top of moulded water table. 

2. First story walls from the top of moulded 
w^ater table to the top of first story cornice. 

3. From the top of first story cornice to tne 
top of main cornice. ,, ^ 

4. From the top of main cornice to the top ot 
pediments. . ^ ^ ^, 

Payments will be made on estimates of the 
Superintendent on work actually done on the 
building out of any monies collected by the City 
for City Hall purposes in equal proportion to the 
amount of work done l)y the several contractors, 
reserving 15 per cent on the work done until the 
whole is completed and received by the City 
through the Superintendent or other proper au- 
thority. , ^ , T 

All tiie above named work must be done m a 
good and ^yorkmanlike maiiuer, agreeable to the 
plans, specifications and details and to the entire 
satisfaction of the Superintendent, whose inter- 
pretation of the same and his decision shall be- 
final and conclusive as between the City and 
Contractor. 

Any changes whereby the cost ot the work 
contracted for shall be either increased or di- 
minished, such changes shall be indicated on the 
plans and added to tiie accompanying specifica- 
tions before maRing the same. And the price 
agreed upon and endorsed on the contract and 
signed bv Contractor, Superintendent, and De- 
partment of Public Works before it shall be 
deemed binding on either party. 

The said work shall be finished on or before 
January 1, 1881. 

Sealed proposals will be received up to 11 
o'clock a m., April the I5tli, 1878, at the office of 
the Department of Public Works for the stone,,, 
brick and iron work of new City Hall. 

All bids must be accompanied by a penal bond 
in tVie sum of one thousand dollars, that the 
bidder will accept and perform the contract if 
awarded hin or them. The sufficiency of the 
security to be approved by the Department o£ 
Public "V/oiks and the Commiitce on Buildings. 

The City reserves the right to reject any <u- all 
bids if It is deemed for the best interest of the 
City to do so And any bUi tiiat is not made o.. 
the printed form to be obtained at this office 
and which does not conform in every respect to 
the requirements of this advertisement will not 
be considered. Neither will any proposal be 
received from parties who are not competent 
contractors, and do not have the facility to fur- 
nish the labor and materials required. Propo- 
sals will be endorsed, " Bids for brick work for 
City Hall." and addressed to Department of 
Public Works, John Angus. 

CONTRACT FOR IRON WORK— CITY HALL FUND. 

This agreement, made and concluded this 
seventeenth dav of April, A.D. 1878, between P. 
J Sexton, builder, party of the first part, and 
the City of Chicago of the second part. 

Witnesseth, That the said party of the first 
part, for and in consideration of the payments 
to be to him made by the said City of Chicago,, 
as hereinafter set forth, hereby covenants and 
agrees to furnish, deliver, set up, place and fix 
comph te all the iron work required in the erec- 
tion of a building for a City Hall on block thirty- 
nine, original town of Chicago, including col- 



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imins, floor beams, givders, roof frtime aiul sky- 
liiilits. and all other wrought and cast iron or 
other iron work as set forth in |plans, diagrams 
and specifications made and prepared for said 
worlc, liereinafter more particularly referrd to. 

8aid work to be done in accordance with plans 
prepared for the doing of the same, on file in the 
office ot the Department of Public Works of 
said City, and with the specifications appended 
hereto, and made a part of this contract, said 
work to be commenced on or before the first day 
of May. A D. 1878, to progress regularly and unin- 
lerruptedly after it shall have been begun, ex- 
cepting as shall be otherwise ordered by said 
Department, and be finished and fully completed 
on or before the first day of January, A.D. 1881, 
ihetimeof commencement, rate of progress auM 
time of completion beuig essential conditions of 
this contract. 

AH the work shall be executed in the best and 
most workmanlike manner, and no improper 
materials shall be used, but all materials of 
every icind shall fully answer the specifications, 
or, if not particularly specified, shall be suitable 
for the place where used. 

Should the Mayor in charge of the Department 
or Public Works deem it proper or necessary, in 
die execution of the work, to make any altera- 
tions which shall increase or diminish the ex- 
pense, such alteration shall not vitiate or annul 
the contract or agreement hereby ei.tered into, 
but Che said Mayor shall determine the value of 
c;;e vv'ork so added or omitted, such value to be 
added to or to be deducted from the contract 
price, as the case may be. 

The said party of the first part hereby cove- 
nant and agree , that if, in the prosecution of 
said work, it shall be necessary to dig up, use or 
occupy any street, alley, highway, or pi:blic 
grounds of said city, to erect and maintain such 
siroiig and substantial barriers, and also, during 
the night ;ime, such lights as will efl:ectually 
preveni the iiappening of any accident or hariii 
TO life, limb or property, in consequence of such 
digging up, use or occupancy of said street^ 
alley, highway, or public grounds ; and it is fur- 
nier covenanted and agreed, that the said party 
of the first part shall be liable for all damage's 
occasioned by tlie digging up, use or occupancy 
o. any street, alley, highway or public grounds, 
or which may result iiierefroin, or which may 
result from tlie carelessness of such contractor, 
his or their agents, employes or workmen. 

This agreenient shall not be assigned, nor any 
part of the 'work sub-contracted, without the 
written consent of the Mayor endorsed tiereon ; 
and in no case shall such consent relieve tlie 
party of the first part from the obligations here- 
in entered into by the same, or change the terms 
of this agreement. 

It is hereby provided and agreed, that the said 
work shall be prosecuted with such force as the 
-Mayor shall deem adequate to its completion 
within the time specified, and it at any time tiie 
said party of the first part shall refuse or neglect 
to prosecute the vv^ork with a torce sufficient, in 
the opinion of said Mayor, for its completion 
within said specified time, oi- if, in any event, the 
said party of the first part sliall fail to proceed 
with the work in accordance With the require- 
ments and conditions of this agreement, that the 
said city, by its Mayor, shall have full right and 
authority to take the work out of the h nds of 
the said party of the first part, and to employ 
other Workmen to complete the unfinished vv'ork, 
and to deduct the expense thereof Irom any 
money that may be due and owing to said party 
of the first part on account of the work, or to 
relet the same to other contractors, as p-rovided 
for hereinafter. 

And the said party of the first part covenant 
and agree to perforin all of said work under the 
immediate direction and superintendence of the 
Mayor of the City of 'Jhiciigo, and to bis entire 
satisfaction, approval and acceptance. All ma- 
terial used and all laljor performed shall be sub- 
ject to the inspection and the approval or rejec- 



tion of said Mayor ; and the said City of Chicago 
hereby reserves to its Mayor tiie right finally to 
decide all questions arising as to the proper per- 
formance of said vv-ork, ;uid as to wiicther the 
rate of progress thereon is such as to correspond 
with the conditions of this contract ; and if the 
said work sliall not be begun at the time herein 
stipulated, or if the rate at which said work 
shall be performed shall not, in the judgment of 
s:iid Mayor, be such as to insure its progress and 
com])letionin the time and manner herein stinu- 
lated, or if said work shall be wholly or in part 
imid-operiy constructed, then to declare this con- 
tract forfeited, either as to a portion or the v/hole 
of said work, and to re-let tiie same, or to order 
the entire reconstruction of said work if impro- 
perly done ; and in such case of default, or in 
any case of default, to adjust the dilference of 
damage or price, (if any there be), which, ac- 
cording to the just and reasonable interpreta- 
tion of tliis contract, the said contractor sliould, 
in the opinion of said Mayor, pay to the said 
City for any failure to 'properly eommence 
and prosecute, or to properly construct said 
work in all respects, according to the condi- 
tions hereinbefore specified, or for any other de- 
fault : and it is hereby understood and agreed, 
tliat for any amount of damage or price deter- 
■ mined by said Mayor, to be paid to said City by 
said contractor for any such default, or for anv 
money paid out by said City on account of said 
contractor, in consequence of any default there 
shall be applied m payment thereof a like 
amount of any money tna't may be due and owing 
to said party of the first part, on account of said 
work, so far as there ni;iy be any such money, 
and so far :;s tite same shall be sufficient, and if 
there shall not be a sufficient a.mount retained 
fiom the said party of the first part, then and in 
sucJi ease the amount to be -paid to the said City 
in consequence of sucii default, shall be a just 
claim against siud contractor and his bondsmen. 

In case tlie said Mayor sliall deem it necessary 
to declare any portion or section of said work 
forfeited, it is hereby expiessly stipulated and 
understood such declaration of forfeiture shall 
not in any way relieve tiie contractor from the 
coveiiants and conditions of this contract, but 
the same sluili be and remain valid and binding 
on said contractor. 

And ii Is iniderstood and agreed that no claim 
whatever will be made by the said party of the 
fiist part, tor extra work or material, "or for a 
gr -ater amount of money than is herein stipu- 
hiied to i-e paid ; unless some changes in or ad- 
ditions to said worl<c, requiring additional ouliiay 
by said party of tne first part, shall first have 
been ordered, in writing, by the said Mayor. 

ihe said City of Chicago hereby covenants and 
agrees, in consideration of the covenants and 
agreeniHuis in this contract specified, to be kept 
and performed by the said party of the first part 
io pay to said par; y of the first part when this 
contract shall be wholly carried out and com- 
pleted on the i)art of said contractor, and when 
saJd woik shall have been accepted by said May- 
or, the sum of One Hundred and Five Thousand 
riiree Hundred and Two Dollars and Sixty 
nine Cents (.i?105,302.69), payment to be made on 
work actually done on the building out of any 
monies collected by the City i or City Hall pur- 
i'oses, and duly appropriated and levied for that 
purpose 

It is furtiier agreed, that in case the said con- 
tractor or contractors shall abandon or in any 
way or iiianner fail to complete said work, the 
City of Chicago is liereby authorized and empow- 
ered to pay to any iaborei- or laborers who may 
have been employed by such contractor or con- 
tractors upon the above described work, out of 
the funds due said contractor or contractors, up- 
on tJie estimates of the iJepartment of Public 
Works, at the time said Mayor shall declare said 
contract forfeited, any and all sums of monev 
which may be found to be due and owing such 
contractor or contractors under this cnutr;' '^t. and 
without giving any notice whatsoever to said 



y 



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c(nitractor or contractors of the intention so to 
do And in every sucli case the City Compiiol- 
ler is hereby authorized and empowered to a-s- 
certahi the amount or amounts so due and ownig 
to any such laborer or laborers tnmi saul con- 
ti-actor or contractors in sucli manner and upon 
such i)roof as he may deem sufficient, and witli- 
out eivina; any notice of such proceedmgs to said 
contractor or contractors. And the amount or 
amounts so found by him to be due and owmg to 
such laborer or laborers shall be final and con- 
clusive as against said contractor or contractors, 
and may thereafter be paid over by said city to 
such laborer or laborers. And no estimate will 
be issued to said contractor or contractors until 
all claims for labor on this contract shall have 
been satisfied. . , .. ^; x-t-^i 

It is also agreed by said city, that it the rate 
of pr gre-^s shall be satisfactory to said Mayor, 
estimates in the usual form will be issued to said 
narty of the first iiart, during the progress of the 
work, for eighty-five (85) per cent, of the value 
of the work done and in place at the time of issu- 
ing such estimates, the remaining fifteen (15) per 
cent, being reserved until the final completion 
and acceptance of said work. 

In Testimony Whereof, The said party of the 
first part has hereto set his hand and seal, and 
the said City of Chicago has caused the signature 
of the Mayor, in charge of the Department of 
Public Works to be hereto affixed, the day and 
year above written . ra n 

. P. ,1. Sexton. [Seal]. 

John M. VanOsdel. 

Frank Ltnsenbakth. 

Ansel B. Cook. 

Frank Lawler. 
Committee on Public Buildings. 
M. Heath, Mayor, . ,. ,xr . 

In charge of the Department of Pubhc Works. 

Specifications of the character of labor and 
material required for the iron work for the new 
City Hall. City of Chicago. 

The rolled beams, channel bars, bar irons and 
other iron work must all be of the dimensions 
called for or required by the drawings, of Amer- 
ican manufacture and of the best quality of 
iron, rolled straight and true. The angle irons 
and fish plates for connecting the rolled beams, 
channel bars, and other iron work must all be 
of the best wrought iron and of the size called 
for by the drawings. All iron work in tension 
must be capable of standing a tensioual test of 
20,000 pounds per square inch of sectional area 
without permanent set. 

The whole of the cast iron work must be of 
the best quality of metal for the various pur- 
poses required for this work, and all the castings 
must be sound, true, clean and out of wind and 
free from all defects, and in strict accordance 
with the drawings. 

The bearings of all columns and footings must 
be turned or plained to perfect length and level, 
as called for by the plans. All bolts, screw - 
bolts, screws,wedges, ties, angle irons, fishplates, 
anchors, rivets, wall plates or other materials 
necessary to put the work together and in posi- 
tion, must be furnished by the contractor, and 
must all be of proportional size to insure a se- 
cure and perfect finishing. 

Th3 whole of the work will be set in position 
and put together as required by the drawings. 

All anchors must be securely fastened, care 
being taken that there is no looseness between 
the pans anchored, and all bolts and rivets must 
be well proportioned, well fitting and fitting into 
the openings designed to receive them and 
screwed up tight. No wood blocks will be al- 
lowed. 

The whole work to be carefully fitted In posi- 
tion, and all left clean and perfect at the com- 
pletion of the work, in the best and most work- 
manlike manner, and to the entire satisfaction 
of the Superintendent. 

The Contractor will be required to procure the 
proper length from the actual work, testing 



them with a rod, and will be himself responsible 
for any errors arising frosn that cause. 

The price of the various items of wrought and 
cast ironwork mu^t Include all materials re- 
quired to put and fit the same In position in the 
most perfect and secure manner. 

Proposals for wrought and cast iron work for 
the City Hall, City of Chicago, Illinois. 

I hereby propose to furnish, de- 

liver, fit and put in place the following wrought 
and east iron work for the City Hall, Chicago^ 
Illinois, in accordance with the plans accompa- 
nying this bid, marked No. or the-ie specifica- 
tions, and the terms of this advertisement. 
A dvertis ement, 
City Hall, City of Chicago. 

Wrought and cast iron work. Sealed propo- 
sals will be received at the office of the Depart- 
ment of Public Works until April 15, 1878, at 11 
a.ra , for furnishing, delivering, fitting and put- 
ting in place the wrought and cast iron work as 
is exhibited by the drawings and described in 
the specifications, consisting of the east iron 
columns and wrought iron work of the several 
stories, roof and ceilings. 

All scaffolding required to put the work iii 
place to be f urnislied by the contractor. 

Proposals will be made for the work in the 
aggregate and by stories. 

The whole of the cast iron columns in the sub- 
basement and basement floor beams must be 
delivered and set in position within two montiis. 
from the date of the acceptance of the proposal, 
and the same for other stories when required, 
and the whole work to be completed on or before 
the first day of January, 1881. 

Payments will be made on estimates of tliH 
Superintendent on work actually done on the 
building out of any monies collected by the .city 
for City Hall pifrposes, in equal proportion to the 
amount of work done by tiie several contract- 
ors, reserving 15 per cent, on the work done un- 
til the whole is completed and received by the 
city, through the S perintendent or other proper 
authoritv. 

All of the above named work must be done in 
a good and workmanlike manner, agreeable lo 
the plans, specifications and details, and to the 
encire satisfaction of tlie Superintendent, whose 
interpretation of the same and his decision shall 
be final and conclusive as between the City and 
the Contractor. Any changes whereby the cost 
of the work contracted for shall be eitlier in ■ 
creased or diminislied, such changes siiall be 
indicated on the plans and added to the accom- 
panying specifications before making the same, 
and the price agreed upon and endorsed on the 
contract and signed by Contractor, Superinten- 
dent and Dtii)artment of Public Works belore it 
shall be deemed binding on either party. 

All bids must be accompanied by a penal bond 
in the sum of one thousand dollars, that the 
bidder will accept and perform the contract if 
awarded him or them. The sufficiency of the 
security to be approved by the Department of 
Public "Works and tJie Committee on Buildings. 

The City reserves the right to reject any or all 
bids if it is deemed for the best interest of the 
City to do so. And any bid that is not made on 
the" printed form to be obtained at this ofilce^ 
and which does not co form in every respect to 
the requirements of this advertisement will not 
be considered. Neither will any proposal be 
received from parties who are not competent 
contractors and do not have the facility to fur- 
nish the labor and materials required. 

Proposals will be endorsed, " Bids for iron 
work for City Hall," and addressed to Depart- 
ment of Public Works. 

P. J. Sexton. 

contractors' bond. 

Know all Men by these Presents, That we, 
John Sackley, principal, and James Cairns and 
Harvey L. Thompson, of the County of Cook and 



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State of Illinois, are lielcl and firmly bonnd nnto 
the City ot Cliieaso in the penal sum of One 
Thousandi 1 000) Dollars, lawful money of the 
Unired States, for the payment of which sum of 
money, well and truly to be made, we bind our- 
selves, our heirs, executors and administrators, 
joiiitly and severally, firmly bv these presents. 

Sealed witli our seals and dated this Twenty- 
fourtli day of September, A. D. 1877. 

The condition of the ahove oblii>-ation is such, 
that whereas, the above uounden Jolm Sackley, 
has entered into a certain contract with the City 
of Chicago, bearing date the 25lh day of Septem- 
ber, A. D . 1877, for excavating and removing all 
ilie earth necessary for laying the foundations 
for the new City Hall to be erected on the west 
half of block 39, Original Town, or what is known 
as " Court House Square." 

^'ow, if the said John Sackley shall, in all res- 
pects, well and truly keep and perform the said 
contract on his part, in accordance with the 
terms thereof, and the plans and specifications 
therein referred to, and further, shall indemnify 
and save harndess the City of Chicago from any 
loss, damage, cost, charge or expense to which 
said city shall be subjected by reason of any 
failure of the said John Sackley in the premises 
aforesaid, and pay all claims and demands what- 
soever, which may accrue to each and every la- 
borer, which shall be employed by the said .John 
Sackley, or any assigneeorsub-contractor of the 
said John Sackley, in or about the performance 
of said contract, then ihis obligation to be null 
and void, otherwise to be and remain in full 
force and effect. 

JoHK SACKLEY. [Seal.] 

Jas. Cairns. iSeal.] 

Harvey L. Thompson. [Seal.] 
Approved, Sept. 26th, 1877. 

M. Heath, Mayor. 

CONTRACTOR'S BOND. 

Know rdl Men by these Presents, That we, 
William E. Mortimer and George Tapper, com- 
posing the firm of Mortimer and Tapper, princi- 
pals, and Mancel Talcott and Marshall W. Car- 
ter, of the County of Cook and State of Illinois, 
are held and firmly bound unto the City of Chi- 
cago, in the penal sum of Ten Thousand (10,000) 
Dollars, lawful money of the United States, for 
the payment of which sum of money, well and 
truly to be nuide, we bind ourselves, our heirs, 
executors, and administratcu's, jointly and sev- 
erally, firmly by these presents. 

Sealed with our seals and dated this Sixth day 
of October, A. 1). 1877. 

The condition of the above obligation is sucli, 
that whereas, the above bounden Mortimer and 
Tapper, have entered into a certain contract 
with the City of Chicago, bearing date the fifth 
day of Octoljcr, A. D. 1877, for furnishing all tiie 
material and labor necessary to construct and 
fully complete the foundations of tJie City Hall, 
to be erecced on the west half of Block tliirty- 
nine (.39) Original Town of Chicago. 

Now, if the said Mortimer and Tapper shall, 
in all respects, well and truly keep and perform 
the said contract on their part, in accordance 
witli the terms thereof, and the plans and speci- 
fications therein referred to, and further, shall 
iuiiemnify and save harmless the City of Chicago 
from any loss, damage, cost, charge or expense 
to wiiic I said City shall be subjected by reason 
(»i any failure of the said Mortimer and Tapper 
HI tiie premises aforesaid, and pay all claims 
and demands whatsoever, which may accrue to 
each and every laborer, which shall be employed 
by the said Mortimer and Tapper, or any 
assignee or sub-contractor of the said Mortimer 
and Tapper, in or about the performance of said 
contract, then this obligation to be null and void 
otherwise to be and remain in full force and 
ettect, 

WiLLTAM E. Mortimer, [Seal.] 
George Tapper. [Seal.] 

Mancel Talcott. [Seal.] 

MAKSHAr>L W. Carter. I Seal.] 



Approved, October Gth, 1877, by the Mayor and 
Building Committee 

contractor's bond. 

Know all men by these presents, that we, John 
Tondinson, David Keed, Martin N. Kimball, 
Spencer S. Kimball, William E. Mortimer, 
George Tapper, of the Comity of Cook and State 
of Illinois, are held and firmly bound unto the 
City of Chicago in the penal sum of one hundred 
thousand dollars, lawful money of the United 
Stales, for the payment of which sum of money, 
well and truly to be made, we bind ourselves, 
our heirs, executors and administrators, jointly 
and severally, firmly by these presents. 

Sealed with our seals and dated this seventh 
day of April, A. D. 1878. 

The condition of the above obligation Is such, 
that whereas, the above bounden John Tomlin- 
son and David Reed have enteied into a certain 
contract with the City of Chicago, bearing date 
the seventeenth day of April, A. D. 1878, for fur- 
nishing, cutting, and setting up complete all the 
cut stone work required for a City Hall building, 
on block 39, Original Town of Chicago, sucii cut 
stone work to be commenced on or before the 
first day of June next, and to be completed on 
or before the first day of January, 1881. 

ISlow, if the said John Tomli'nson and David 
Eeed shall, in all respects, well and truly keep 
and Derforin the said contract on their part, 
in accordance with the terms thereof, 
and the plans and specifications therein 
referred to, and, further, shall indemnify 
and save harmless the City of Chicago 
from any loss, damage, cost, charge or -expense 
to which said City shall be subjected by reason 
of any failure of the said John Tomlinson and 
David Reed, co-partners in the premises afore- 
said, and pay all claims and demands wdiatso- 
ever, which may accrue to each and every la- 
borer, which shall be employed by the said Tom- 
linson & Reed, or any assignee or sub-con- 
tractor of the said Tomlinson & Reed in or about 
the performance of said contract, then this obli- 
gation to be null and void, otherwise to be and 
remain in full force and effect. 

David Reed, [Seal.] 

Martin N. Kimball, [Seal.] 

Spencer S. Kimball, [Seal.l 

William E. Mortimer, [Seal.] 
George Tapper. iSeal.] 

Approved Aprd 17th, 1878. 

M. Heath, Mayor. 

contractor's bond. 

Know all men by these presents, that we, P. J. 
Sexton, J. W. McGenniss andS. S. Kimball, of 
thfi Connty of Cook and State of Illinois, are 
held and firmly bound unto the City of Chicago in 
the penal sum of fifty thousand (50.000) dollars, 
lawful money of the (Jniied States, for the pay- 
ment of which sum of money, well and truly to 
be made, we bind ourselves, bur heirs, executors 
and administrators, jointly and severally, firmly 
by these })resents. 

'Sealed with our seals and dated this I7thdav 
of Ain-il, A. D. 18?8. 

The condition of the above obligation is such, 
that whereas, the above bounden, P. J. Sexton, 
iias entered into a certain contract with the Citv 
of Ciiicago, bearing date the seventeenth 
day of April, A. D. 1878, for famishing, fitting, 
placing, and setting complete all the iron work 
necessary to the building of a City Hall on block 
39, Original Town of Chicago, to be commenced 
on or before the first day of May, A. D. 1878, and 
to be finished and fully completed on or before 
the first day of January, 1881. 

Now, if the said P. .). Sexton shall, in all res- 
pects, well and truly keep and perform the said 
contract on hi^ part, in accordance with the 
terms thereof , and the i)lans and specifications 
therein referred to, and, farther, shall indemnify 
and save harmless the City of Chicago from anv 
loss, damage, cost, charge or expense to which 



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said City shall be subjected by reason of any 
failure of the said P. J. Sexton in the pi-einises 
aforesaid, and pay all claims and demands what- 
soever, which may accrue to each and every 
laborer which shall be employed by the said P. 
J. Sextonoraiiy assij^nee or sub-contractor of 
the said P. J. Sexton in or about the perform- 
ance of said contract, chen this obligation to be 
null and void otherwise to be and remain m full 
force and effect . 

P. J. Sexton, [Seal.] 

J. W. McGiNNis. [Seal.J 

S. S. Kimball, ' ^ , iSeal.' 

Names of surety acknowledged before me tins 
2>ud day of April, A. D . 1878. 

■^ Edvvakd Lewis. 

Approved April iTth^ 1878. 
* ^ M. Heath, Mayor. 

CONTRACTOR'S BOND. 

Know all men by these presents. That we, Johii 
Angus, principal, and Edwin Walker, Charles E. 
Kay and Charles Fitz Simmons of the county of 
Cook and State of Illinois, are held and firmly 
bound unto the City of Chicago in the penal sum 
of twenty thousand (20,000) dollars, lawful money 
of the United StatevS,.for the payment of which 
sum of monev, well and truly to be made, we 
bind ourselves, our heirs, executors and admin- 
istrators, jointly and severally, firmly by these 

^^Sealed"with our seals and dated this seven- 
teenbJi day of April, A D. 1878. - 

The condition of the above obligation is such, 
that, whereas, the above John Angus has entered 
into a certain contract with the City of Chicago, 
bearing date the seventeenth day of April A.D. 
1878, for furnishing bnck and other materials, 
and building all the brick work and furnishing 
other work and materials necessary to build a 
City Hall building on block 39 original town of 
Chicago, to be commenced on the first day of 
June. 1878, (or before) and to be completed on 
or before the first day of January, 1881. 

Now, if the said John Angus shall, m all re- 
spects, well and truly keep and perform the said 
contract on his part, in accordance with the 
terms thereof, and the plans and specili cations 
therein referred to, and, further, shall indemnify 
and save harmless the City of Chicago from any 
loss, damage, cost, charge or expense to which 
said City shall be subjected by reason of any 
failure of the said John Angus in the premises 
aforesaid, and pay all claims and demands 
whatsoever, which may accrue to each and every 
laborer, which shall be employed by the said 
John Angus, or any assignee or sub-contractor 
of the said John Angus in or abou( the perfor- 
mance of said contract, then this obligation to 
be null and void, otherwise to be and remain m 
full force and effect. ^^ , ^ 

John Angus. [Seal.] 

Edwin Walker. [Seal.] 
Chas. E. Kay. [Seal.t 

Chas. Fitz Simmons. [Seal.] 
Approved April 17, 1878. 
* ^ M. HEATH, Mayor. 

The Health Department submitted a report 
covering an execution against L. C. Meckel for 
$;26..')0, which was 

Keferred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

The Superintendent of Buildings submitted 
his report for the month of May, 1878, which was 

Keferred to the Committee on J ublic Build- 
ings. 

The Directors of the Chicago Public Library 
submitted their sixth annual report for the year 
ending May 31, 1877, which was 

Placed on file. 

The Clerk presented tlie report of Commission- 
ers to make estimate for paving North Halsted 
street in front of sundry lots from Clybourn ave- 
nue to Sophia street. 



Aid. Niesen moved that the report be con- 
curred in and the order thereto passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ai.so 

The report of the Commissioners to make es- 
timate for siK inch drains in Wentworth avenue 
from Twenty-second to Twenty -ninth street. 

Aid. Turner moved that the report be con- 
curred in and the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

also 

The report of the Commissioners to make esti- 
mate for six inch drains in North Halsted street 
from North avenue to Belden avenue. 

Aid. Niesen moved that the report be con- 
curred in and the ordei" thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commlssionei-s to make es- 
timate for six inch dra ns in Carpenter street 
from West Washington street to Fulton street. 

Aid. Eiszner moved that the report be con- 
curred in and the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make esti- 
mate for water service pipes in Wentworth ave- 
nue from Twenty-second street to Twenty- ninth 
street. 

Aid. Turner moved that the report be con- 
curred in and the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Department of Public Works submitted a 
report -and ordinance for curbing, filling and 
paving Clark street in front of sundry lots from 
Polk street to Twelfth street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, S. D. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for curbing, filling and 
paving Wentworth avenue in front of sundry 
lotsfiom Twenty-second street to Twenty-ninth 
street, which was 

Keferred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
eys, S. D. 

reports of standing COMMITTEES, 

finance. 

The Committee on Finance to whom was re- 
ferred a series of resolutions introduced by Ald- 
erman Tuley concerning City scrip, submitted a 
report recommending that the resolutions be 
placed on file. 

Aid. Gilbert moved that the report be deferred 
and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following are the reports and resolu- 
tions : 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in City Council assembled. 

Your Committee on Finance to whom was re- 
ferred a series of resolutions introduced by Ald- 
erman Tuley for consideration, having had the 
same under advisement, respectfully report, 

Fiist,as to the first preamble and resolution. It 
will appear by an examination of the laws. 
under which these Treasury Warrants were is- 
sued that they are a legal tender in payment of 
the taxes of the year 1878. It is so stated on 
their face, and the right to tender them in pay- 
ment of taxes of the current year, no tax-collect- 
or could legally refuse, whether such authority 
to receive them in payment of taxes were stated 
on the warrant itself or not. It is not therefore in 
the power of the City to limit their legal tender 
qualities, or to prescribe any preference of one 
class of warrants over ano^ier. All warrants.so 



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drawn imist therefore be generally received by 
tlie tax collectors, without reference to any par- 
ticular fund. When the tax is received and paid 
into the City Treasury. and the warrant is directly 
presented to the City Treasurer for payment out 
of the funds in his hands, to the credit of the 
particular appropriation upon which said war- 
rant is drawn, it would be unwise and impo- 
litic, in the opinion of your Committee, to 
make any regulation giving a preference and 
an advantage of any one warrant over another, 
drawn and pa\ able out of the same fund. If the 
Council had the power to specially regulate the 
manner and time of payment of any warrant, 
thereby giving the preference to one 
class at the expense of another, the effect, in 
our judgment would be lo depreciate the value 
of all the warrants, owing to the feeling of un- 
certainty which would necessarily be created, 
for the class of warrants which would be given 
an advantage by one City Council might be 
placed at a disadvantage by another Council, 
and the power to regulate and control the time 
and manner of payment o any warrant being 
assumed and conceded, the Council might, if it 
was so disposed, pay anv warrant tor any 
amount and at any time to the temporary exclu- 
sion of all other warrants drawn on the same 
fund. Your Committee believe, as a matter of 
fact, that the Council have no power to direct 
the Treasurer to prefer any class of warrants. 
Each warrant is pro tanto and equitable assign- 
ment of the fund upon which it, was drawn when 
collected and in the Treasury, and when such 
warrant is presented to the Treasurer for pay- 
ment, the Treasurer has no option but lo pay 
the same if the money is at the time of its pre- 
sentation in his hands. An action against him 
would undoubtedly lie for his refusal so to do. 

Your Committee fui thei' believe that no prac- 
tical advantage would be gained by Citv em- 
ployes by the passage of the resolution. 

The resolution directs that all warrants for 
services for school teachers, policemen, firemen 
and other employes of the City, shall be first 
paid out of the respective funds upon which they 
are drawn, before any moneys shall be paid out 
of such funds. The School Tax Fund is nearly 
all expended for the services of school teachers, 
Janitors, and other employes. The Police Fund 
is also nearly all expended for the payment of 
policemen, and such is the case with the Fire 
Department, and with every other department 
of the government. 

In reply to the second resolution we v^'ould re- 
fer the City Council to Sec. 2, of Article 7, Chap- 
ter 24, of the City Charter, which provides that 
all appropriations tor any corporat-e purposes 
are to be made within the "first quarter of the 
fiscal year, and at no other period. 

Therefore, any surplus of miscellaneous re- 
ceipts over and above the (.$250,000; Two Plund- 
red and Fifty Thousand Dollars already appro- 
priated, if any (which we do not anticipate) will 
i>e available towards tiie reduction of tlie tax 
levy of the next fiscal year, and will be consid- 
ered in the next annual appropriation, 

in answer to the third and last clause of the 
resolution, we would respectfully refer the Coun- 
cil to Sec. 11 of article 7, Chai). 24 of City Char- 
ter, which provides that every warrant drawn 
upon the Treasurer shall state the particular 
fund or appropriation to which the same is 
chargeable, and the name of the person to whom 
payable, and the Comptroller as well as also the 
City Treasurer shall keep a complete record of 
each warrant so drawn. When taking into con- 
sideration the number of wai-rants necessary to 
be drawn each mcmth, in order to supply each 
lierson with one warrant only, that it requires 
about 3,000, ranging in sums of from ($10) ten 
dollars to four hundred (.$400j dollars each, you 
will have some idea of the clerical labor and 
time involved in preparing the pay rolls. We 
will also add for the information of the Council, 
that tile f:omptroller is endeavoring to accom- 
iiiodiite tlie en^l)i()yes to the best of his ability 



with the force at his command, and has fixed 
upon four warrants to each person for each month 
as the maximum of his ability to issue on the 
average. Were it feasible to issue the warants 
as suggested, the 54th Sec. of Chap. 38 of the 
Criminal Code of this State strictly prohibits 
their issuance to circulate as currency. 

In conclusion, your Committee has been given 
to understand that this whole subject matter 
was thoroughly canvassed by the Mayor, Comp- 
troller and Corporation Council, before any of 
these warrants were issued ; therefore your Com- 
mittee would respectfully recommend that the 
resolution be placed on file, the same having 
been found impracticable. 

D. K. Pearsons, 

S. G. Seaton. 

A. G. Throop, 

M. SCHWEISTHAIi. 

P. Saunders. 

Committee on Finance. 

TTTiereas, No provision is made by ordinance 
or otherwise, as to the priority of payments of 
the warrants on the treasury, commonly called 
" City Scrip," issued and to be issued, payable 
out of the taxes levied for the fiscal year 1878, and 

Whereas, Justice to the employes of the City 
requires that they shall be subjected to as little 
loss as possible by reason of the City's present 
financial embarrassment, therefore be it 

Resolved— First : That all such warrants for 
services of school teachers, policemen, firemen, 
and other employes of the City, shall be first paid 
out of the respective funds upon which they are 
drawn before any moneys shall be paid out of 
such funds for any other purposes. 

Second— ThEit all moneys (not heretofore ap- 
propriated) received or to be hereafter received 
from licenses, now or hereafter imposed, from 
fines and bail bonds and fi'om other miscellane- 
ous sources, shall be credited to the school fund, 
the police fund and the fire department f imd, 
pro rata,fithe amount payable to employes of 
said respective funds according to the appropri- 
ation ordinance of 1878, and shall be paid in cash 
in like proportions to said employes on accoimt 
of their services 

T/itrd— That the City Comptroller be and he 
is hereby directed not to issue, unless specially 
requested by the person to receive the same, any 
treasury warrants (or City Scrip) except in sums 
of one, two, five, ten and twenty dollars. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee to whom was referred an 
order authorizing the Illinois Central Eailroad 
Company to erect a depot and fence on Lake 
Park, submitted a report recommending that it 
be referred to the Department of Public Works 
with power to act. 

Aid. Ryan and Jonas requested that the report 
be deferred for final action until the next regular 
meeting. 

So ordered. 

ALSO. 

The same Committee to whom were referred 
sundry executions, submitted a report recom- 
mending that they be referred to the Committee 
(m Judiciary. 

Aid. Pearsons moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO. 

Tlie same Committee, to whom was referred 
the petition of Edward Seaman for compensa- 
tion for personal injuries submitted a report 
recommending that it be pla«ed on file. 

Aid. Pearsons moved to concur In the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee to whom was referred an 
order directing the Mayor to pay teamsters three 
dollars per day for services, submitted a report 
recommending that it be placed on file. 

Aid. CuUerton and Lodding requested that the 



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vep,;rt be deferred for finul action until the next 
regular meeting. 
So ordered. 

ALSO, 

Tlie same Committee to whom was referred a 
communication coneernmg a mortgage lield by 
the citv on W. Vz lot 20, block 30, Carpenter's 
addition, submitted a report recommending the 
passage of an order authorizing the Mayor and 
Comptroller to execute and deliver a quit claim 
deed to Thos. Carbine, etc. 

Aid. Throop moved to concur in the report and 
adopt the resolution. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as tol- 

^irg^,>,._Pearsons. Tuley, Ballard, Sanders, 
Phelps, Gilbert, Mallory, Turner, Lodding, Cul- 
lerton, Riordan, McNally, Oliver, Beidler Mc- 
Nurnev, Eiszner, Cook, Throop, Seaton, Raw- 
leigh, Thompson, Knopf, Kyan, Stauber, Niesen, 
Waldo. McCaffrey, Jonas— 28. 
iVmjs— Daly— 1. 

The following is the order as passed : 
Ordered, That the Mayor and Comptroller be, 
and they are, hereby authorized and directed to 
execute'and deliver a quit claim deed to Thomas 
Carbine of all interest that the city may have 
acq Hired in and to the W. V^ of lot 20, block 30, 
Carpenter's addition to Chicaj^o by or through a 
certain mortgage designated as No. 61 ol whart- 
hia; privilege mortgages in the Comptroller s an- 
nual statement ; also to release the tax sale 
made in 1873 for the city taxes of 1872 and water 
tax upon the payment by him to the City 
Treasurer of the siun of four hundred and htty 
dollars. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee to whom avms referred 
the petition of Chas. Gendron for conipensatiO]i 
for damages to vi^agon, submitted a report rec- 
ommending that it be placed on file. 

Aid. Pearson moved to concur in the report. 
. The motion i)revailed. 

RAILROADS. 

The Committee on Railroads to whom was re- 
ferred aii ordinance fixing rate of speed of rail- 
way trains within the city limits, submitted a 
report recommending its passage. 

Aid. CuUerton and Lodding requested that the 
report be deferred for tinal action until the next 
regular meeting and published. 
So ordered. 

The following is the report : 
To the Mayor and AJdermm of the City of Chi- 
cago, i7i City Council assembled: 
Your Committee on Railroads to whom was 
referr>d an ordinance fixing the rate of speed 
for railway trains within the city limits, having 
had the same under advisement, respectfully 
report: That they [recommend the passage ot 
the ordinance. 

J. T. Rawleigh. 
A. Ballard. 
J. H. Gilbert, 
J. Riordan. 

Committee, 

AN ordinance. 

Fixing the rate of speed for railway trains 
within the city limits. 
Be it ordai7ied by the Ciiy Council of the City of 

Chicago : __, 

Section i. Section l, Chaptei- 41, entitled 
" Railroads," of tlie s'evised ordinances of 1873, 
of the city of Chicago, fixing the rate of speed 
for railroad trains, within said city is hereby re- 
dgmIccI 

Sec. '2. It shall he unlawful for any freight 
car or cars or locomotive attached thereto, to be 
run, driven or proijelled upon or along any rail , 
road track within the city of Chicago, at a 
greater rate of si-eed than six miles per hour, 
:.ind it shall be unlawful for any passenger car or 



cars or locomotive attached thereto, or locomo- 
tive detached from any car to be run, driven or 
propelled upon or along any railroad track with- 
in the city of Chicago, at a greater rate of speed 
than ten "miles per hour. 

Sec. 3. Every railroad company and every 
agent or employe of such railroad company and 
every other pei'-son guilty of a violation of section 
two "of this ordinanc^e, or participating in any 
manner in such violation, shall be fined therefor 
not less than $25 nor more than $200. 

Sec. 4. This ordinance shall be in force from 
and after its passage. 

also, 

The same Committee to whom was referred 
the petition of the Chicago and Eastern Illinois 
R. R Co., for right of way on Stewart avenue^ 
submitted a report recommending that it he 
placed on file. 

Aid. Rawleigh moved to concur in the report 

The motion prevailed. 

JUDICIARY 

Aid. GUbert, of the Committee on Judiciary, 
to whom was referred an ordinance prohibiting 
the sale of liquor to minors, submitted a rep(n-t 
recommending the passage of an accompanying 
ordinance. , ^, , 

Aid. CuUerton and McNurney requested that 
the report be deferred for final action until th& 
next regular meeting, and published. 
So ordered. 

The following is the report : 
To the Mmjor and Aldermen of the City of Chi- 
cago in City Council assembled: 
Your Committee on Judiciary to whom was 
referred the ordinance prohibiting the sale of 
liquoi-s to minors, having had the same under 
advisement, respectfully report that the Com- 
mittee have decided to recommend the passage 
of the accompanying ordinance as a substitute 
for the one referred to the Committee, believing 
the substitute to he free from defects. 
Respectfully, 

James H. Gilbert, 
Eugene Cary, 
J. H. B. Daly, 

Of Committee. 

AN ORDINANCE 

I Prohibiting the sale of liquor to minors and 
other persons. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 

Chicago: 

Sec. 1. Any person who shall sell or give 
away anyintoxicating, malt,, vinous, mixed or 
fermented liquor to any minor without the 
written order of his parent, guardian, or family 
phvsician, or to any person intoxicated, or to* 
any habitual drunkard, apprentice, insane, idi- 
otic or distracted person shall, on convictn)n 
thereof, be fined not less than twenty nor more 
than one hundreil dollars for the first offense, 
and for each subsequent offense not less than 
fifty nor more than one hundred dollars, and 
upon any second or subsequent conviction his or 
her license may be revoked in the discretion of 
the Mayor. , , . ^ 

Sec. 2. This ordinance shall be m force from 
and after its passage and due publication. 

Aid. Gilbert moved that the ordinance be 
made the special order for Monday, June 17th, 
at 8 o'clock P. M. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

ye(js_I>earsons, Tuley, Ballard, Sanders 
Phelps, Gilbert, Mallory, Turner, Lodding 
CuUerton. Riordan, McNally, Oliver, Lawler, 
Beidler, Smyth, McNurney, Eiszner, Cook, 
Throop, Seaton, Rawleigh, ITrompson, Knopf, 
Ryan, Stauber, Niesen, Waldo, Wetterer, Mc 
Caffrey, Daly, Jonas— 32. 

iVays— None. 



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ALSO, 

The same Committee, to wliom was referred 
an ordinance prohibiting minors from playini'- 
cards, pool, dice, etc., in saloons, submitted a 
report recommending its passage. 

Aid. Cullerton and Lodding requested that 
the report be deferred for final action until the 
next regular meeting. 

So ordered. 

Aid Daly moved that the ordinance he pub- 
lished and made the special order for Monday, 
June 17th, at 8 o'clock P. M., in connection 
with the ordinance concerning the sale of liquor 
to minors. 

The motion prevailed. 

The folloAAlng is the ordhiance. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago. " ^ 

. Section 1. All the saloons or places where 
mtoxiccitmg liquors are sold, in which minors 
are permitted to play with dice, balls, or other 
articles used m gaming, are hereby declared to 
be (dsorderiy houses. Every proprietor or keep- 
er of such saloon, or place where such gaming or 
playing shall take place, shall for the first 
oaense be subject to a fine of not exceeding fifty 
dollars, and for any subsequent offense to a fine 
not exceeding one hundred dollars, and his or 
her license may be revoked . 

^f^i^^- .J^"^ ordinance shall take effect from 
and after the time of its passage. 

Aid. Tuley called Aid. Gilbert to the Chair. 

Aid. Tuley of the Committee on Judiciary, to 
whom Avas referred tlie petition of li. B. Fuller 
Shn?i?ro1'?i' 0/^ fine for violating an ordinance 
submitted the following report : 

Your Committee are of the opinion that no 
power IS given the Council to remit fines or iudg- 
J^l^ts wjtiiout a consideration therefor paid to 

w^!1h i-'^^f"^®?^-^^- ,^" ^sset of the City, as it 
M« fi^.nv o^an individual if the judgment was in 
p L tha n/^ ^M =^^V"°'"^^ ^^^ property of the 
City the Council acts m a trust capacity and can 
Jj^ither give away oi- sell the same without con- 

wiTn ^.'I'S''???''^ ^''^^^y .S^'°^>^" "P' of persons 
Who have been convicted m the police courts 
seeking relief in the City Council, thereby if 
successful, avoiding the expense of an appeal if 
they are innocent, and the risk of a second 
conviction on the appeal, if guilty. 
n,3® Council is not elected as a dispenser of 
justice, nor has it the time if it had the power to 
investigate the facts and come toa coXrcon- 
frapSf •^'''^'''® '^'' ^^^-J^^stice of the fines 

thf nll\'l^^^®4.^^^^^ ^^"-^ practice of appealing to 
the Council for reraissiou of fines has been in - 
creHsmg, the > ouncil will soon find tliat one half 
othefhVilv.tS'^^ "-'^ ^" making ordinances, the 
?o??ieM^SL'?heT^r^' ^" ''^''^^ ^^"- 
Your Committee are aware that in a very few 
cases some injustice may be done by the courts 
ana m other cases there may be some unmerited 
hardships imposed, by reas6n of the igiSnce 

Z^'i^ll^^rfl^'l .r^^""'^ sumn.oned before thi 
police courts, hut these had better he suffered 

Jw\ S^^^,^" -^'^V^^"! '^ho^ld continue the p?4c- 
tice, unauthorized m law, of remitting judgments 
and fines upon petition of parties interested 
anv i'IhS'^T^^®® know of no means of granting 
?h^T ?®f^'^ ^^!®^ ^* ^'^^1 hardship, except by 
or hllhP^i??i'.'?'^''*. i^"^^,^; tlie supervision of 
evprM.II)fn1''®^*\''" ^^ "^6 ^^jox) ordering the 
execution in such cases returned unsatisfied. 

thnVSf«^o f'^'^'^.^^T.^^"?^. ^^o™ the execution was 
vIol«nncF®L'''''''l ^^"""i^ ^S^i" ^e found guilty of 
could b? .np.i'V^, ordinance, a new execution 
lected ^^^ suspended fine co\~ 



tl,e n/-itSn\'i.''J^^ff therefore recommend that 
the pciition be placed on file 

M. F. Tuley, Chairman. 

Aid. Tuley moved to concur in the report. 

Aid Throop called for the previous question 
and tlie call was sustained. 
Tide^ 1t wai"" ^^^^^^ ^^'"^' °" *^^® motion of Aid. 

Agreed to. 

ALSO. 

The same committee, to whom were referred 
two executions m favor of the City of Chicago 
ys. Dennis Fitzgerald, submitted a repoArecom - 
t"ons '^' '^ ^^loption of accompanying resolu- 

aZItKe^sEons' '""^"^'"^ "^^ ^'^P^^-* ^"^ 

anfA'heSSfwaTStiSie^^^^ ^^"^^^"^ ^^^^■^^^«- 
T,S® ^"estiQu then being on the motion of Aid. 
jLuiey, It was 
Agreed to. 

RlriJ?]!f''Th^^tf *^1® ^-esolutions as adop;ed : 
rh?^^?f fr.T^^'^* th^ ^^1^ executions in favor of 
' thl%'^L^te^'^ ^f-- ^^^i\".^« Fitzgerald be sent 
; n?!^ t^Si*^ Prosecuting Attorney with instruc- 
tions to have the same returned to the justice 
who issued them and that he cause new and 
egal executions to be Issued in their place • but 
le IS hereby instructed not to sue out an execu- 
tion against the body of the said Fitzgerald S- 
essthedocKet of such justice shows an order 
heretofore entered, that the defendant F tzgei - 
aid be committed to the House of Correctiol in 
default of the payment of the judgment entered 
BesoUed fiirther. That the officers connected 
^vlth the collection of judgments infavor of the 
city be notified by the City Prosecuting Attorne? 
t^at they have no right to suffer the original 
w Its n their possession to be sent into the Coun- 
cil for any purpose whatever. 

SPECIAL ORDER. 

The chair directed that the special order the 
ordinance concerning the construction of thea- 
tres and other assembly rooms, be now taken up 

Aid Raw eigh moved that the ordinance be 
consulered by sections. "iid-ui^e ue 

The motion prevailed. 

The Council having considered and adonted 

Fea-s- -Pearsons, Tuley, Ballard, Sanders 
rTnn ^^m;.v' n®'i W^'^'lr^ T"™er, Loddiiig, Rior- 
%T.:^}^^^^\' Beidler, McNurney, Eiszner Cook, 
Thioop, Seaton, Kawleigh, Thompson, Knopf 
Staiiber,Kiesen, Waldo, McCaffrey. Daly, Jonas 

iVrtl/.s— Lawler— 1 . 



The following is the ordinance : 



BeUordainedhy the City Council of the City of 
Chicago, as follows: -' ■' 

Sec. 1. Every theatre, opera house, hall 
church or other building intended to be used for 
public assemblages shall be deemed a public 
hall, withm the meaning of this ordinance 

bEc . 2 . Any person desiring a permit to erect 
any puMic hall shall make application to the 
superintendent of buildings, in compliance with 
section 58 of the building ordinance. 
r^o,?^^-V, ^- i^? stairway to any public hall or 
pait thereof shall rise more than lo feet without 
a platform no winders, wheeling or circular 

S«S'«h^u^\ "^^ "'^^; ^^^1^ stairway and passage 
wayshal have a strong handrail on each side 
ihereof through its entire length. 

f.-nrfo^f ^-fi ^^1^''^ V"^'}^^ ^^^^"' ^^ith accommoda- 
tions for five hundred or more people, shall have 
at least two separate and distinct exits, to be as 
far apart as may be found practicable. Public 
halls, accommodating seven hundred or more 



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persons, Shall liav« at least «ivee sepa rate^ami 
distinct exits. The exits from ^^^ S'^-'lejif^^^^^, 
he iudepeudent and separate from the exits ot 

^^SF^.^'i" ^E?ery public hall not used as a thea- 
tre with accommodations for Ave i^^dred per- 
sons shall have no portion of the niam floor ele- 
yaild to a greater height than thulj-fiye feet 
ahove the street grade. Public halls with the 
accommodations For one thoasand persons or 
more shall have the main floor not ovei twenty 
five feet above the street grade ; no portion of 
?he mam flow- of any theatre, with acconmioda- 
tioDSfor five hundred or more persons, shall be 
more than ten feet above the street grade. 

In all such theatres the Proscenmm wall shall 
be of brick work, not less than 16 inches thick, 
extending from the ground through and four 
feet above the roof ; this brick wall to extend en- 
lireiy across the building from the floor ot the 
stare to the ground. All openings required m 
aiiv part of the wall, (except principal opening), 
shall have proper iron doors. . 

SEC 6 All auditorium floors iniheatres shall 
be flre-proofed. either ^,7 deafening the same 
with at least one incli oi mortar, or i^ave the 
under side of joist lathed with iron and plasteied 
with at least one heavy coat of mortar. 

All partitions for rooms or passages m theaties, 
if not made bodily flre-proot, shall be plasteied 
on both sides on iron or wive latlnng. 

The preceding sections shall apply only to 
theatres or public halls tl.at may hereafter be 
erected. The following sections shall apply to 
theatres or public halls that are now or may 
here^ t,er be erected or constructed. 

Sec^ 7. All egress openings in public halls 
shall -have the word exit conspicuously placed 
over them and shall otnerwise conform to the 
reqnirements of sections 39 of the building ordi- 
nance. The aisles or passages »\ s'^ch hal s 
shall, at all times, be kept unobstrncted C amp- 
stools, chairs or other seats shall m no caseJje 
placed in sucu aisles or passages. 

SEC. 8 The term "theatre" shall, foi ah 
purposes of this ordinance, include all public 
lialls containing moveable scenery or fixed scen- 
ery, which is not made of metal, plaster or other 
incombustible material n i.^ r.natoH 

All materials used for scenery shall be coated 
with such paint, washes, &c., as will make it, as 
far as possible, incombustible. 

Sec. 9. All theatres or other places of public 
amusement having a seating <^apacity ot ovei 
five Hundred persons, having a platfoim oi 
stage, and which u-e drop curtains or sh ttmg 
scenery, .shall have a suitable ventilator placed 
upon the roof and oi)ening to the sbace above 
the stage. iSiich ventilator to be arranged with 
valves or shutters that can be readily opened in 
cjise of flre, so that a current of air will pass 
over the stage and outward through such ven- 
til'itor. Any other contrivance having the same 
effect and Approved by the j^^Uf l'"^tem.ent of 
Buildings may be used instead of the ventUatoi 
above described. All such buildings lO have a 
water stand pipe and water plug, to be Placed m 
or on the stage or platform, or m its immediate 
vicinity, which shall be connected with the water 
pipes of street mains of the city, and sha 1 be 
put in under the direction ot the Fire Mai shal 
or Superintendent of Buildings, and to their sat- 
isfaction . Hose shall be attached to such stand- 
pipe, of such size as may be directed by said 
Marshal, P> have nozzle and stop cock attached 
thereto ; such hose shall be of sutflcient length to 
extend to the farthest limits of such V^V ,^'^^ ul 
place of amusement, and shall ^at ah t mes ue 
kept in good order and repair, filled with water 
under pressure, and ready for imm diate use . 

Se(^ 10. All public halls with accommodations 
for one thousand or more persons, shall have at 
least one stand pipe in the street or alley on the 
outside of the building, from ground to loot 
with hose attachments close to a window oi dooi 
at each floor or gallery. Such hall shall also be 
provided with a fire alarm telegraph apparatus, 



connec ed by the necessary wires, with the 
headquarters of the city flre alarm telegraph, or 
such other place or places as the Fire Marshal 
shall direct. It shall be the duty of all owners, 
agents, lessees and occupants, of such public 
hall, to provide such fire extinguishing apparatus 
at such points about the building, as the Fire 
Marshal shall direct. 

Sec. 11. It shall be the duty of the owner, 
agent, lessee or occupant, of any theatre with 
accommodations for one thousand or more per- 
sons, to employ one or more competent, expe- 
rienced firemen, approved by the fire marshal, 
to be on duty at such theatre, during the whole 
time it is open to the public ; such fireman shall 
report to and be subject to the orders of the fire 
marshal, shall be in uniform, and shall see that 
all fire apparatus required is in its proper place,, 
and in efficient and ready working order, 

Sec. 12. The license for each public hall 
shall state the number of persons it has accom- 
modations for, and no more than that number 
shall be allowed to enter such hall, at any one 
time. 

This number shall be governed by the number 
of feet of exit of the doors and passages, and 
shall be approved by the Superintendent • f 
Buildings. 

Sec, iS.The Superintendent of Buildings, or the 
Fire Marshal, shall have the right to enter any . 
public hall and all parts thereof at all reasonable 
times, especially when occupied by the public,, 
in order to properly judge of and discharge their 
duties. 

Sec. 14. Any person failing to comply with, 
or guilty of a violation of any provision of this or- 
dinance, shall be subject to a fine of not less than 
twenty-five nor more than two hundred dollars. 
Every such person who so fails to comply with,, 
or is guilty of aviolationof any provision of this 
ordinance, shall be deemed to have been guilty 
of a separate offense for each day the same con- 
tinues, aud shall be subject to the penalty im- 
posed by this section 

Sec. 15. All ordinances and parts of ordi- 
nances inconsistent with the provisions of this 
ordinance are hereby repealed. 

Sec. 16. This ordinance shall take effect and 
be in force from and after its passage and due 
publication. 

By unanimous consent. Aid. Throop, of the 
Committee on Streets and Alleys, W. D., to 
whom was referred an ordinance for the exten- 
sion of Morgan street from Lumber street to the 
South Branch of Chicago River, submitted a re- 
port recommending its passage. 

Aid. Lodding andCullertun requested that the 
report b deferred for final action until the next 
regular meeting. 

So ordered. 

By unanimous consent. Aid. Throop, of the 
Committee on Streets and Alleys, W. D.. to^ 
whom was referred a communication concerning 
the unhealthy condition of Mason's slip, submit- 
ted a report recommending that it be referred to 
the Department ot Public Works and Committee 
on Health and County Kelations with power to 

Aid Tuley and Turner requested that the re- 
port be deferred for final action until the next 
regular meeting. 

So ordered. 

JUDICIARY. 

Aid. Tuley. of the Committeee on Judiciary,, 
to whom was referred a resolution as to occu- 
pancy of the exposition building and lake front 
by tiie B. & O. R. K. Co. submitted a report 
recommending the adoption of accompanying: 
resolutions. ^ ^^ , ^ 

Aid. Tuley moved to concur in the report and 
adopt the resolutions. 
The motion prevailed • ^ ^. ^ , -, 

The following are the resolutions as adopted : 
Resolved, That the Directors of the Inter-State 



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Exposition Association be notified by tlie Mayor 
at tlie liead of tlie Department of Public Worlvs 
tliat tile occupancy of a portion of tlie exposi- 
tion building by the Baltimore and Ohio K. R. 
Co. under tUe authority of said Directors is in 
• violation of the terms upon which the said asso- 
ciation was permitted by the city to use said 
building. 

Be it further Resolved, If the said Baltimore 
and Ohio E. K. Co. shall not have ceased at the 
end of six months from the passage of this reso- 
lution lo occup* the said building the Mayor as 
the head of the Department of Public Worlds is 
hereby directed to take possession of said build- 
ing and eject therefrom said railroad company or 
other corporation or persons in the occupancy 
thereof, and also at the end of such period of six 
months to remove, if the same be not done be- 
fore that time, all tracks of said Baltimore and 
Ohio R. R. Co., laid upon said lake park grounds. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
a resolution concerning occupancy of the Expo- 
sition Building by Field, Leiter & Co., submitted 
a report recommending that it be placed on file, 
as such occupancy has ceased. 

Aid. Tidey moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an ordinance repealing an ordinance- imposing 
a license on street cars, submitted a report re- 
commending that it be nlaced on file. 

Aid. Tuley moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee to whom was referred a 
communication from D. F. Groves, notifving the 
Council of Ins withdrawal from the bond of the 
(Ity Collector.submitted a report recommending 
tn^it It he placed on file, no action being neces- 
sary as tiie law provides that the office shall 
become vacant if a new bond be not filed within 
ten days from date of notice. 

Aid. Tuley moved to concur in the rei)ort. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee to whom was referred the 
petition of John H. Wall for remission of a fine 
imposed for violation of ordinances, submitted 
a report rt^commending that it be placed on 
file, the Council having no judicial powers in 
the matter. 

Aid . Tuley moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO. 

The same Committee to whom was referred 
the petition of C. Bradbury for refunding of 
money uaid for hack licensfjii «iihmiiiAri u ..,; 



money paid for hack licenses, submiited a re- 
1 on recommending that it be placed on file. 

Aid. luley moved to concur in the repert. 

ihe motion prevailed. 



ALSO, 



The sanae Committee to whom was referred 
the petition of Philip Lauer for remission of fine 
imposed tor violating the building ordinance, 
.vubinitted a report recommending that it he 
placed on file, for same re^isons as those given 
^^J^iT 21^,^^®^" ^'^ t^e petition of R. B. Fuller. 

Aid. Tuley moved to concur in the report. 

J he motion prevailed. 

ALSO. 

The same Committee to whom was referred 
the petition of James Wood for remission of fine 
irnposed for selling liquor without a license, sub- 
mnutd a report recommending that it be placed 
on file, tor reasons Kiven in matter of nptitim. r.f 



•easons given in matter of petition of 



Aid. Tuley moved to concur in the report, 
ilie motion nrevailerl. 



The same Committee to whom was referred an 
ordinance rei)ealing an ordinance concerning 
the teeding of cattle, submitted a report recom- 
mending that it be placed on file 

Aid. Tuley moved to concur in the report. 

Ihe motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee to whom were referred 
certani executions issued for violations of or- 
dinance concerning ^unlicensed sale of liquors 
&c., submitted a report recommending the 
adoption of an accompanying resolution 

Aid. Tuley moved to concur in the report and 
adopt the resolution. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 

Resolved, That the two executions against 
Ben Welch, and the execution against Eph 
Miner, and the execution against John Cordelle 
be sent to the City Prosecuting Attorney with 
instructions to have the same returned to the 
justice who issued them, and that he cause new 
and legal proceedings to issue in their stead, but 
he IS hereby instructed not to sue out an execu- 
tion against the bodies of said defendants un- 
less the docket of said justice shows an order 
heretofore entered that the defendants i-espect- 
ively he committed to the House of Correction 
in default of the payment of the judgment en- 
tered . 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
the veto of the Mayor of ordinance concerning 
contractors' bonds, submitted a report recom- 
mending that a vote be taken upon the passage 
ot the ordinance the veto of the Mayor to the 
contrary notwithstanding. 

Aid. Tuley moved to concur in the report. / 

The motion prevailed . 

The question tlien being " shall the ordinance 
pass, the veto of the Mayor to the contrary not- 
withstanding," the yeas and nays were taken 
and the Council refused to pass the ordinance bv 
the following vote : 

Yeas— Gilbert. Turner. Lodding. Oliver, Beid- 
ler, McNurney, McCaffrey, Daly, --8. 

iVays-Pearsons Tuley, Ballard, Sanders, 
Phelps, Mallory, McNally, Lawler, Smyth, Eisz- 
ner. Cook, Throop, Seaton, Rawleigh, Thompson, 
Knopf, Ryan, Stauber, Niesen, "Waldo, Wet- 
terer,--2l. 

ALSO. 

The same Committee to v»^hom was referred the 
petition of Pat Kelly for release from a sewer 
contract, submitted a report recommending that 
It be placed on file. 

Aid. Tuley moved to concur in the report 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee to whom was referred an 
order directing the employment of Bridewell 
prisoners upon the public streets, submitted a 
report reconniiending that it be placed on file 

Aid. Tuley moved t> concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee to whom was referred an 
ordinance fixing salaries of Aldermen, submitted 
a report recommending that ii be placed on 
file, there being no power under the charter to 
pass ,au ordinance of its character which will 
have any effect during the present fiscal year. 

Aid. Throop moved to concur in the report. 

Aid. Stauber moved to place the report on file 
and-amend the ordinance by adding thereto the 
woi'ds" This ordinance shall take effect and be 
m force from and after January 1st, 1879." 

Aid. Smyth called for the previous question. 

The Council refused to order the main question 
by yeas and nays as follows : 



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Yeas-McNally, Oliver, Smyth, Cook Tliroop, 
beaton, Bawleigh, Thompson, Knopf, Waldo, 

Iraws-Pearsons, Tuley, Ballard, Sanders. 
Phelps, Gilbert, Mallory, Turner, Loddmg, Kior- 
dan. Lawler, Beidler, McNurney, Eiszner, Ryan, 
Stauher, Niesen, Wetterer, McCaffrey --19. 

Aid. Ryan moved to amend the ordmance by 
striking' out the words "special and ad- 

■''^Tlief amendment was lost by yeas and nays as 

Feas— Pearsons, Lodding, Oliver, Lawler, 
Ryan, Stauher--6. ^, , r^--,-^ ^. 

No,ys-TnleY, Ballard, Sanders, Phelps.Gilbert, 
Mallory, Turner, Riordan, McNally, Beidler, 
Smyth; McNurney, Eiszner, Cool^, Ihroop, 



Seaton, Rawleigh, Thompson, Knopf, Niesen, 
Waldo, Wetterer, McCaffrey, Daly— 24. 

Aid . Throop moved that the Council do now 
adjourn. , _ , 

the motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows ; „, ^. , 

Fcas- -Pearsons, Mallory, Turner, Riordan, 
McNally, Oliver, McNurney, Eiszner, Throop, 
Seaton, Rawleigh, Thompson, Knopf, Ryan, 
Stauber, Niesen, Waldo, Wetterrer, Daly-19._ 

iVaws— Tuley, Ballard, Sanders, Phelps, Gil- 
bert, Lodding, Lawler, Beidler, Smyth, Cook, 
McCaffrey --11. ^ ^. 

And the Council stood ad.iourned. 

CASPAR BUTZ, 

City Clerk. 



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CITY COUNCIL. 



REGULAR MEETING, 



CTU1^:E1 17, 1878. 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 

Preserd— Aid. Pearsons, Tuley, Ballard, San- 
ders, Gary, Phelps, Gilbert, Mallory, Tully. Tur- 
ner, Loddlng,Cullerton. Riordan, McNally, Oli- 
ver, Lawler, Beidler. Smyth, McNurney, Eisz- 
ner, Cook, Throop, Seaton, Kawleigh, Thompson, 
Knopf, Ryan, Stauber.Niesen, Waldo, Wetterer, 
Janssens, McCaffrey, Daly. Jonas. 

Absent— Aid. Schweisthal. and His Honor the 
Mayor. 

Aid. Tuley in the Chair, 

MINUTES. 

Aid. Throop moved that the minutes of the 
regular meeting held June 10th, 1878, be approv- 
edr^without being read. 

The motion prevailed. • 

REPORTS OF CITY OFFICERS. 

TT?-*V^ ^^®^"^ presented a communication from 
His Honor the Mayor, stating that no pardons 
Irom the House of Correction had been made 
during the week ending June I5th, 1878, which 
on motion of Aid. Seaton, was 
Placed on file . 

The City Comptroller submitted his statement 
of the receipts and expenditures of the City of 
Clncago, for the Month of May, 1878, which was 

Placed on file. 

The Department of Public Works submitted a 
report in reply to a resolution passed by the City 
Council, June 9, 1878, asking whether the De- 
partment had granted permission to horse rail 
road companies to pave between their tracks 
with cobblestone. 

Aid. Gary moved to refer the communication 
to the Select Committee appointed to consider 
an ordinance on the same subject. Aid. Rawleigh 
chairman. ^ ' 

The motif n prevailed. 



ALSO, 

A communication covering an order author- 
izing J. B. Smith to pave by private contract 
Twentv-seventh street (or Northern avenue) 
trom Cottage Grove avenue eastward to Seipp's 
brewery. ^'^ 

Aid. Gilbert moved that the order be passed. 

ihe motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

reas- -Pearsons, Tuley, Ballard, Sanders,Cary, 
Phelps, Gilbert, Mallory, Turner, Lodding. Cul- 
L®^'*°i}' Giordan, McNally, Lawler, Beidler, 
Smyth, Eiszner, Cook, Throop,Seaton, Rawleigh. 
Thompson, Knopf. Ryan, Niesen, Janssens, Mc- 
Caffrey, Daly, Jonas— 29. 

JVayg— None. 

The following is the order as passed : 
^ Whereas, Conrad Seipp has made a contract 
with J. B. Smith, to grade and pave Northern 
avenue, or Twenty-seventh street, from Cottage 
Grove avenue to his brewery, with 4 and 6 inch 
hemlock blocks, set upon a flooring of one inch 
boards, using lake shore gravel and composition 
between the blocks for the full width of the 
street, except a space four (4) feet and two (2) 
inches wide in the center of said street, where an 
iron rail six (6) inches wide is to be laid and the 
space between the rails is to be planked with 
hemlock plank : and 

. Whereas. The owners of all the property front- 
ing upon said Northern avenue have signed a 
petition, asking that permission be granted for 
making said improvement, and 

Whereas, Conrad Seipp proposes to make the 
improvement at his own expense . therefore be it 
, Ordered, I hat the Department of Public Works 
issue a permit to J. B. Smith, to make said im- 
proivement on Northern avenue for Conrad Seipp 
under the supervision of the Departmeiit of Pub- 
lic Works, 

The Clerk presented a report of Commissioners 
to make estimate for two lamp posts on Kinzie 
street, from Kingsbury street to the North Branch 
or Clncago river. 



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Aid. Cullerton moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and the order thereto attached he 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Department of Puhlic Works presented a 
report and oi'dinance for sidewalk on both sides 
of Halsted street, from Archer avenue to Egan 
avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, S. D. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of Indiana avenue, from Twenty-ninth 
street to Douglas avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys S. D. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of Prairie avenue from thirty-first street to 
tnirty-third street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, S. D. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of 31st street, from State street to Lake 
Park avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, S. D. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of Seymour street, from Hubbard street to 
Grand avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, W. D. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on the 
north side of Wilcox street, from California ave- 
nue to Sacramento street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, W. D. 

SPECIAL ORDER. 

The Chair directed that the special order "the 
report of the Committee on Judiciary, on, an 
ordniance prohibiting the sale of liquor to min- 
ors," be now taken up. 

Aid. Gilbert moved to concur in the report 
and pass the ordinance. 

Aid. Daly moved to amend by striking out the 
word minor, and inserting the words " children 
under 18 years of age" in lieu thereof. 

Aid. Tuley called Aid. Daly to the chair. 

Aid. Cullerton called for the previous question 
a! d the call was sustained. 

The question then being on the amendment of 
A.ld. Daly, it was lost by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Feas— Tully, Turner, Smyth, Janssens, Daly. 
Jonas— 6. 

iVaiys— Pearsons, Tuley, Ballard, Sanders, 
Cary, Phelps, Gilbert, Mallory, Lodding, Culler- 
ton, Riordan, McNally, Oliver, Lawler, Beidler, 
McNurney, Eiszner, c6ok,Throop, Seaton, Raw- 
leigh. Thompson, Knopf, Ryan, Stauber, Niesen, 
Waldo, Wetterer, McOafl:rey.--29. 

The question recurring on the motion of Aid. 
Gilbert to concur in the report and pass the or- 
dinance, it was lost by yeas and nays as follows : 

Feas— Pearsons, Ballard, Cary, Phelps,Gilbert, 
Mallory, Beidler, Smyth, Cook, Throop, Seaton, 
Rawleigh, Thompson, Knopf, Waldo, Daly, 
-16. 

iVay.s— Tuley, Sanders, Tully, Turner, Lodding, 
Cullerton, Riordan, McNally, Oliver, Lawler, 
McNurney, Eiszner, liyan, Stauber, Niesen, 
Wetterer, Janssens, IVlcCaffrey,Jonas--19. 



SPECIAL ORDER. 

The chair directed that the special order the 
report of the Committee on Judiciary, on an 



ordinance to prohibit minors from playing cards 
etc., in saloons, be now taken up. 

Aid. Tuley moved that the report of the Com- 
mittee be concurred in and the ordinance pass- 
ed. 

Aid. Gilbert called for the previous question 
and the call was sustained. 

Tlie question Then being on the motion of Aid. 
Tuley to pass the ordinance, it was carried by 
yeas'and navs as follows : 

Feas- Pearsons, Tuley, Ballard, Sanders, 
Cary, Phelps, Gilbert, Mallory, Tully, Turner, 
Lodding, Cullerton, Riordan, McNally, Oliver, 
Lawler; Beidler, Smvth, McNurney, Eiszner, 
Cook. Throop, Seaton. Rawleigh, Thompson, 
Knopf, Ryan, Stauber, Niesen. Waldo, Wetterer, 
Janssens, McCaffrey, Daly, Jonas— 35. 

Nays- -None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed : 

Be, it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago. 

Section -1;- All the saloons or places where 
intoxicating liquors are sold, in which minors 
are permitted to play with dice, balls, or other 
articles used in gaming, are hereby declared to 
be disorderly houses. Every proprietor or keep- 
er of such saloon, or place where such gaming or 
playing shall take place, shall for the tirst 
offense be subject to a- fine of not exceeding fifiy 
dollars, and for any subsequent offense to a fine 
not exceeding one hundred dollars, and his or 
her license may be revoked. 

SBC. 2. This ordinance shall take effect Irom 
and after the time of its passage. 

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES. 
JUDICIARY. 

Aid. Tuley of the Committee on Judiciary, to 
whom was reierrecl a resolution directing the 
Mayor to send to the Council names of suitable 
persons to fill cei'f.'in oilices, the. terms of the 
present occupants having expired by limitation 
submitted a report rec-mmending the passage 
of an accompanying ordiiiance. 

Aid Tuley moved that the report be concurred 
in and the ordinance l)e passed. 

By unanimous consent, tiieordinance was put 
upon its passage and passed by yeas and na.\s as 

rea« --Pearsons, Tuley, Ballard, Sanders, 
Carv, Pheliys. Gilbert, Mallory, Turner, Lod- 
ding, Cullerton, Riordan, McNally, Oliver, Law- 
ler, Beidler, McNurnev, Eiszner, Cook, Throop, 
Seaton, Rawleigh, Thompson, Knopf, Ryan, 
Niesen. Waldo, Wetterer, Jansai'iis, McCallre.v , 
Daly, Jonas— 32. 

iVay.s— Xone. 

The following is the ord inance as passed: 
Be it ordainedfbij the CUij Council of the City of 

Chicago. 

Section l. That the Ci y Council of the City 
of Chicago do hercb', lerognize as in exisLi-nce 
since the adopti(m of liie present city caar < r 
to-wit : on the 23id day of April 1875. the i)resent 
citv otticers, to-wit ■ Comptroller, -Corporation 
Counsel, Superintendent of Police, Deputy Su- 
perintendent of Polic, Eire Miusiial, tnrre in- 
spectors of the House oi Correction, Seairrof 
Weights and Measures, Oil Inspector, City Pro- 
secuting Attorney, Boiler Inspector, City Col- 
lector, and City Physician «,, ^ i 

And that such offices were to be filled an<l 
shall continue to be filled by ap]K)intment of the 
Mavor with the approval ot the City Council. 

And the City CoHucil hereby ratifies and con- 
firms all the acts of the persons ovho have filled 
said respective positions) ! liat would have been 
legal had the Citv Council immediately on the 
adoption of the present chapter, civai/^d saici 
offices respectively as offices under the city gov- 
ernment to be filled bv appointment of tin; May- 
or with the approval of the City Council, and 
had the persons who have respectively filled 



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said offices been legally appointed thereto, not 
intending liowever to declare hereby that said 
offices have not legally existed nor that they 
have not been legally filled, but intending here- 
by to ratify and conflrm so far as the same can 
be done, all the acts of the persons claiming to 
fill and exercise the duties of said offices, wheth- 
er the same have been legally created by ordi- 
nance or not, from the day of the adoption of 
the present city charter to the s*xme extent that 
the City Council might have by ordinance or 
otherwise authorized tlie same to be done. 

Sec. 2. This Council also herebv declares that 
it recognizes the term of office of the City Comp- 
troller as having expired on the 2nd Monday of 
December, A. D. 1877, of the ( . as Inspector on 
the 2nd Monday of December, 1877, of the City 
Collector the second Tuesday of May, 1877, of 
the Superintendent of Buildings on June 15th 
1877, 01 the Superintendent of Pohce and Deputy 
Superintendent of Tolice on Julv 1st, 1877, of the 
Fire Marsha] August 1st, 1877, 'one member of 
the Board of Inspectors of the House of Correc- 
tion on the first Monday of May, A. D. 1874, one 
member on first Monday of May, A. D. 1875! one 
member on first Monday of Mav, A. D. 1876. of 
the Sealer of Weights and Measures on the 
2nd Monday of December, A. D. 1877, of the Oil 
Inspector, July 1st, 1877, of the Corporation 
Counsel, on 2nd Monday of December, 1877 
of the City Physician, on the 2nd Monday of 
December, 1877, of the Prosecuting Attorney of 
Police Courts, on the 2nd Monday of December 
1877. of the Boiler Inspector, on the 2ud Monday 
of December, A. D. 1877. And that tiie persons 
who were in said offices respectively at the ex- 
piration of the terms thereof, ]-espectively have 
lawfully continued to exercise the duties there- 
of holding over the same, no successor to such 
persons respectively having been appointed as 
provided by law. 

Sec. 3. That while the City Council hereby rec- 
ognizes said offices in existence as aforesaid it 
hereby creates so far as the same Is necessary 
to be done the following offices to-wit : the 
office of City Comptroller, and declares that the 
same shall be filled by appointment of the Mayor 
with the approval of the City Council, and that 
the term of said office shall continue until the 
2nd Monday of December, A. D. 1879, and that 
thereafter the term of said office shall be two 
years. The office of Gas Inspector and declares 
that the same shall be filled by appointment of 
the Mayor, with the approval of the City Coun- 
cil, and that the term of said office shall continue 
until the 2nd Monday of December, A. D. 1879 
and that til ereaftertht term of said office' shall 
bs- tw(j years. 

Tlie office of Sealer of Weights and Measure^^ 
and declares that the same shall be filled by the 
appointmentof the Mayor with the approval of 
the City Council, and that the term of said office 
shall continue until the second Monday of De- 
cember, A. D. 1879, and that thereafter the term 
of said office shall be two years. The ©ffice of 
Corporation Counsel, and declares tliat the same 
shall be filled by appointment of the Mayor 
with the approval of the City Council, and that 
the I erm of said office shall continue until the 
second Monday of December, A. D. 1879 and 
that thereafter the term of said office shall be 
two years The office of City Physician, and 
declares that the same shall be filled by appoint- 
ment of the Mayor, with the approval of the 
City Council, and that the term of said office 
shall continue until th® second Monday of De- 
cember, A. D. 1879, and that thereafter the term 
of said office shall be two years. The office of 
Boilei- Ins;j5ector. and declares that the same 
shall be filled by appointment of theMavor 
with the approval of the City Council, and that 
the teim of said office shall continue until the 
second Monday of December, A. D. 1879 and 
that therearter the term of said office shall be 
two years. The offic- of Prosecuting Attornev 
and declares that the same shall be filled bv 
appointment of the Mayor, with tiie approval of 



the City Council, and that the term of said office 
shall continue until the second Monday of De- 
c?"i^?er. A. D. 1879, and that thereafter'the term 
of S';"f| office shall be for two years. The office 
1 9^K Inspector, and declares that the same 
snail be filled by appointment of the Mayor, 
with the approval of the City Council, and that 
the term or said office shall continue until the 
first day of July, A. D. 1878, and that thereafter 
the term of said office is for one year as provid- 
ed by law. 

Sec. 4. That said City Comptroller shall give 
tir^'nnn^^^P,® City of Chicago in the penal surn of 
$100,000. The said Gas Inspector alike bond in 
the sum of $1,000. The Sealer of Weights and 
Measiires a like bond in the sum of .$io,000. The 
^"goi\"l®"^T^"^ of ^^olice a like bond in the sum 
qt $25,000. Deputy Superintendent of Police a 
like bond in the sum of $5,000. The Oil Inspector 
a like bond m the amount provided by law. The 
Corporation Counsel a like bond in the sum of 
$p.0oo. Ihe City Physician a like bond in the 
sum of $1,000. The City Prosecuting Attorney a 
like bond m the sum of $2,500. The Boiler In- 
spector a like bond in the sum of $5,000 

All said bonds shall be conditioned m substance 
Jiat such officers respectively shall well and truly 
account for and pay over all monies,books,papers 
and other property that may come to their pos- 
session by virtue of their office, and in all things 
fh?.L^r^ f^!^"^ tmly discharge and perform all 
the duties ot the office imposed by law or any ord- 
inance of the City of Chic'ago. ^ 

^,®c. 5. This ordinance shall be in force from 
and after its passage. 

By unanimous consent Aid. Tuley presented a 
resolution requesting the Mayor to fill vacancies 
and moved Its adoption. ^n^^if^, 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 

Whereas, The omce of City Collector became 
vacant by the failure of the Collector to file a 
nevy bond within ten days after notice of the 
bond blTit °"^ ^^ ^^^® sureties upon his official 

Resolved That the Mayor of the City is herebv 
requested to nominate to this Council a suitable 
person to fi said office, it being the opinion of 
this Council that said office should be legally 
filled without unnecessary delay 

Resolved, further, that the Mayor be requested 
to nominate to this Council suitable perions to 

ferins\iavleSred."^" ""'"'^ ^^ P^^'^^^^ -^^««^ 

Aid. Tuley of the Committee on Judiciarv to 
whom was referred the petition of O. C. Whitnev 
for relief in certain bail b(mds, submitted a re- 
port recommending that it be placed on file for 
the reason that the Council has no power to "ive 
away the money of the city, or to release without 
consideration a judgment. 

Aid. Tuley moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee to whom was referred a 
^^®^olution releasing George Smith from a fine of 
$100 for violation of ordinance concernin-/ dis- 
orderly conduct, submitted a report recommend- 
ing that It be placed on file. "menu 

Aid. Tuley moved to concur in the report 

I he motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Comiriittee to whom were refei-red 
eighteen executions, which had been before re - 
terred to the Finance Committee, submitted a 
report recommending that inasmuch as the Coun- 
cil has no power to remit such judgments, and as 
m the opinion of the Committee si muchofthl 
execution as authorizes the imprisonment of the 
parties is void, that the executions be returned 
to the City Prosecuting Attorney with instruc- 



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tions to proceed as directed in the case of Dennis 
Fitzgerald, lieretofore reported by your Com- 

TYll'M'PP 

Aid. Tuley moved to concur in the i*eport. 

Aid. Kawleigh called for the previous question 
and the call was sustained. ^. ^ ^ 

The question then being on the motion to con- 
cur in the report, Aid. Lawler demanded the yeas 
and nays, and the motion prevailed by the tol- 

^^reSf-Pearsons, Tuley, Ballard, Sanders, Gary, 
Phelps, Gilbert, Mallory, Tully, Turner, Rior- 
dan,Beidler, Smyth, Cook,Throop,Seaton,Raw- 
leigh, Thompson, Knopf, Niesen, Waldo, Daly, 

22 

ivW'f-'Cullerton, McNally, Lawler, McNurney, 
Janssens— 5. 

Aid Rawleigh moved that when the Council 
adjourns, it be until Wednesday, June 19, at 7.30 
o'clock, p. m. ., • 

The motion pr-vf iled. 

Aid Tuley of the Committee on Judiciary, to 
whom was referred an ordinance concerning lum- 
ber yards, submitted a report recommending the 
passage of an accompanying ordinance. 

Ald^Tuley moved that the report be laid over 
and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following Is the report : 

Your Committee on Judiciary to whom was re- 
ferred an ordinance and report of Select Com- 
mittee, having had the same under advisement, 
respectfully report : ^ -^ ^-^.^ 

That in the opinion of your Committee the 
ordinance referred to your Committee is invalid, 
in that it tends to create a monopoly as to lum- 
ber vards now established, and permits certain 
nersbns now carrying on business within certain 
defined districts to carry on lumber yards and 
prohibits all others from establishing or main- 
taining tlie same business within such districts. 
It makes it illegal for one class and legal for an- 
other class to carry on the lumber business with- 
in a certain district, and such being, the effect, 
cannot be sustained as a valid exercise of power 
hy the City Council. ^ .^ .- ^.r 

Your Committee submits for consideration the 
ordinance freed from its illegal features. 
Respectfully, 
M. F. TuLBY, Chairman Committee. 

AN ORDINANCE, 

Concerning lumber yards and the storage and 
piling of lumber. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 

Chicago : 

Section l . No person, persons, or corpora- 
tion shall from and after the passage of this ord- 
inance establish or maintain without first ob- 
taining a permit therefor, from the City Council, 
any lumber yard, or yard or place for the storage 
or piling of lumber, in quantities exceeding five 
thousand feet, upon any land within the fire 
limits of the City of Chicago, except such land 
fronts or abuts on navigable water. 

Sec. 2. No lumber shall be piled for the pur- 
pose of storing, seasoning or drying the same 
within one hundred feet of any planing mill or 
wood working manufactory, nor within sixty 
feet of any private residence. 

Sec. 3. Any person, persons or corporation 
violating any provision of this ordinance shall 
be fined in the sum of not less than ten nor more 
than two hundred dollars, and not less than ten 
nor more than two hundred dollars for every 
day that such person oi- persons or corporation 
shall keep piled any lumber, or shall maintain 
any lumber yard or place for thy storage or pil- 
ing of lumber in contravention of any of the 
provisions of this ordinance. . 

Sec 4. This ordinance shall be m force from 
and after its passage and due publication. 



The same Committee to whom was referred 
the petition of J. J. Gerrity for remission of a 
fine, submitted a report recommending that it be 
placed on file. 

Aid. Tuley moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed . 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
the petition of E. Horan for remission of flne» 
submitted a report recommending that it d« 
placed on file. ^, . 

Aid. Tuley moved to concur m the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO. 

The same committee, to whom were referred 
an execution against J. R. Lyman for twenty 
dollars, submitted a report recommending that 
it be returned to the justice who issued the 

Aid. Tuley moved to concur in th report. 
The motion prevailed. 

ALSO. 

The same Committee to whom was referred a 
communication from the Health Department, 
asking the remission of a fine imposed on L. C. 
Meckel for violation of the health ordinance, 
submitted a report recommending that it be 
placed on file. . ^^ 

Aid. Tuley moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO. 

The same Committee to whom were referred 
the petition of M . Meyer for remission of a fine» 
submitted a report recommending that the pe- 
tition be placed on file, and the execution ac- 
companying returned to the justice who issued 

Aid. Tuley moved to concur in the report. 
The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
the veto of the Mayor of ordinances repealing 
ordinance for opening Dearborn street, from 
Jackson street to Fourteenth street, submitted a 
report recommending that a vote be taken im- 
mediately on the passage of the ordinances, the 
veto of the Mayor to the contrary notwithstand- 
ing, such being in the opinion of the Committee 
the meaning of Sec. 17. Art. 3 of the Charter 

Aid. Pearsons and Ballard requested that the 
report be deferred for final action until the next 
regular meeting, and made the special order for 
8 o'clock, p.m. 

So ordered. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee to whom was referred 
an order to suspend the enforcement of Sections 
3 and 4, Chapter 54, submitted a report recom- 
mending that it be referred to the Mayor for 
such action as upon consultation with the Law 
department he may deem proper. 

Aid. Tuley moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ADJOURNMENT . 

Aid. Gilbert moved that the Council do now 
adjourn. , . , 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 

^^Yeas-Cary, Phelps, Gilbert. Mallory, Tully, 
Turner, Lodding, Cullerton, McNally, Lawler, 
Eiszner, Seaton, Rawleigh, Ryan, Waldo, Wet- 

^JVaws- -Pearsons, Tuley. Ballard, Sanders, Rior- 
dan.Beidler, Smyth, McNurney, Cook Throop, 
Thompson, Knopf , Niesen, Janssens, McCaffrey, 

And the Council stood adjourned until Wed- 
nesday, June 19, at 7.30 o'clock, p. m. 

CASPAR BUTZ. 

CityClerli. 



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CITY COUNCIL. 



ADJOURNED REGULAR MEETING. 



J--U-J^TDS 19, 1878. 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 

Present— A\a. reju'soiis, Tuley. Ballard, San- 
ders, Gary, Phelps, Gilbert, Mallorv, Turner, 
Loduiiig. Cullerton, Kiordau. MciSfafly. Oliver, 
Lawler, Beldler, Smyth, McNumey,' Eiszner, 
Cook, Throop, Seaton, Ravvleigh, Thompson, 
Knopf, Eyan, Stauber, Niesen, Waldo, Schweis- 
thul, Wetterer, Janssens, McCaffrey, Daly, Jon- 

Abscnt—Ak\. Tully. and His Honor the Mayor. 

Aid Tuley in the Chair. 

HKPOliTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES. 
FIBE AND WATER. 

The Committee on Five and Water, to whom 
was referred an ordinance amendatory of the 
fire ordinance, .submitted a report recomraend- 
iiiu- tliat tlie oidmanoe be placed on file. 

Aid. Ciiilerton and Lodding requested that 
riie report ot the Committee and ordhianee be 
<ifreriv(i lur hnal action until the next regnlar 

ill trtJl'JIl^ , 

So ordered. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the ordinance be 
published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the ordinance : 

An ordinance amendatory of Section lofan 
oidnianee passed July 20. 1874, amendatory of 
ot rhic-' ' * revised ordinances of the City 

Beitoraained by the City Council of the City of 

Section l. That Section l of an ordinance 
a- lendatory of chapter 11 of the Revised O'di- 
nances passed July 20th, 1S74. entitled ''Fire 
vo vem h^,"Sk ,f ",1';®P^^^"'^ .an ordinance passed 
(hani^r h?^. n;.\^7'^' amenBing Section 5 of said 
iS^Scl&roilows -^^'''^ '' '^'"^^^ amended so 



•llie fire limits of the City of Chicago, .sliall 
enibrace and include within the same, all of that 
"lIV'/^l,^^" territory, which is now contained 
within the corporate limits of said City of Chi- 
cago, and no building shall be hereafter erected 
withm said fire limits unless a permit for the 
erection thereof, shall have first been obtained 
trom the Superintendent of buildings of said city. 

1 rovided, frame or wooden buildings not over 
two stories in heighth, may be erected within the 
following described territory: "Commencing 
on Stewart avenue at Its junction with Egan 
avenue, thence north along the centreline of 
Stewart avenue to the centre line of Twenty 
ninth street, thence west on Twenty-ninth street 
to Halsted street, thence south on Halsted street 
to Thirty-first street, thence west on Thirty-first 
street to Ashland avenue, thence north on Ash- 
land avenue to Twelfth street, thence west on 
Twelfth street to the city limits. 

Provided further, That the fee for issuing such 
permit, shall not exceed fifty cents. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take eft'ect 
and be m force, from and after its passage and 
on publication. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee to whom v/as referred an 
ordinance directing the expenditure of $75,000.00 
for extension of water mains, submitted a report 
recommending the passage of bh accompanying 
ordinance. ^ j & 

Aid. Thompson moved that the report be con- 
curred in and the ordinance passed. 

Aid. Gilbert and Mallorv requested that the 
report and ordinance be deferred for final action 
until the next regular meeting, and that the same 
be published. 

So ordered. 

The following are the report and order ; 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chi- 
cago in City Council assembled: 

Your Committee on Fire and Water, tv) whom 
was referred the order of Aid. Lodding request- 
ing the expenditure of .§100,000.00 throughout the 



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City for extension of water mains, having li ad 
tlie same under advisement, respectfully report 
and recommend tlie passage of the accompanying 
ordinance^ 

H. P. Thompson, 

S. Sanders. 

H. E. Mali.ory. 

Committee. 

an'obdinancb 

Autiiorizing the transfer of seventy-five thous- 
and dollars from the credit of the water income 
account to the credit of water pipe extension 
ac<-.ount. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 

Chicago: 

Section l. That the sum of seventy-five 
thousand ($75,000.00,) dollars, be, and the same 
is hereby transferred from the credit of the 
water income account to tlie credit of the water 
pine extension account, the said sum to be ex- 
9 pended in water pipe extension under the direc- 
tion of the Department of Public Works. 

Sec. 2. I'his ordinance shall take effect and 
he in force from and after its passage. 

Aid. Eawleigh moved that the ordinance be 
made the special order for Monday, June 24, at 
9 o'clock p. m. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee to whom was referred 
a resolution directing Superintendent of Build 
ings to allow cottages to be raised eight feet and 
the same to be enclosed with lumber instead of 
brick as provided by ordinance, submitted a re- 
port recommending that the resolution do not 
pass. 

Aid. Cullerton and Lodding requested that the 
report be deferred for final action until the next 
regular meeting. 

So ordered. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an order requesting the remission of fine for 
violation of fire ordinance m case of John Guts- 
how, submitted a report recommending that the 
order do not pass. 

Aid. Ryan and Stauber requested that the re- 
port and order be deferred for final action until 
the next regular meeting. 

So ordered. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee to whom was referred an 
order asking for remission of fine in case of John 
P. Schell for violation of fire ordinance submit- 
ted a report recommending that the order do 
not pass. 

Aid. Ryan moved that the report and order be 
recommitted to the Committee on Fire and Wa- 
ter. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO. 

The same Committee to whom was referred 
a resolution directing the Department of Public 
Works to extend water mains on Lowe avenue 
from Twenty-sixth to Thirtieth street, submit- 
ted a report recommending that the resolution 
do pass. 

Aid. Ryan moved that the report be laid over 
and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report and resolution : 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in City Council assembled. 

Your Committee on S^re and Water, to whom 
was referred the resolution of Aid. Turner, di- 
recting the Department;of PublicWorks to extend 
water mains on Lowe avenue, from Twenty- 
sixth tO' Thirtieth street^ having had the saiiie 



under advisement, respectfully report and re- 
commend that the resolution do pass. 

H.P.Thompson, 1 
P. Sandeks, I 

Eugene Cary, 
N. E. Mallory, 
P. S. Wetterbr, 



I 
Committee. 



resolution. 

That the Department of 



Remlved, That the Department of Public 
Works, be, and it is hereby directed to cause 
water mains to be laid on Lowe avenue from 
Twenty-sixth to Thirtieth street. 

schools. 

The Committee on Schools, to whom was refer- 
red an order directing the Board of Education to 
build a school house on the corner of Armour 
and Avest Ohio streets, submitted a report recom- 
mending the passage of the order when the mon- 
ey therefore appropriated is collected. 
'The chair directed that the report and order be 
published under Rule 50. 

The following is the report and ordinance. 
To the Mayor and A Mermen of the City of Chi- 
cago, in City Council assembled : 
Your Committee on Schools, to whom was re- 
ferred an order directing the Boctrd of Educa- 
tion 'to proceed to build a school house on the 
corner of Armour and West Ohio streets, having 
had the same under advisement, respectfully 
report : that we recommend the passage of the 
order directing the Board to proceed to build 
the school house when the money so appropiia- 
ted is collected and in the city treasury. 
Respectfully submitted, 

J. Beidler, 1 

E. F. Cullerton, | 

M. SCHWEISTHAL, j- 

A. C Knopf, | 

J. D.TULLY. J 

Committee. 
Ordered, That the Board of Education, be, and 
they are hereby directed to proceed to erect a 
twelve roun school building on the corner of 
Armour and West Ohio street in accordance with 
an appropriation made for that purpose in the 
year 1874. 



STREETS AND ALLEYS, S. D- 

The Committee on Streets and Alleys, S.D. 
to whom was referred a report and ordinance for 
sidewalk on both sides of Prairie avenue from 
Thirty-first street to Thirty-third street, submit- 
ted a report recommending the passage of the 
ordinance. 

Aid. Mallory moved that the report be concur- 
red in and the ordinance be passed. 

The moti n prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Teas— -Pearsons, Ttdey, Ballard, Sanders, Cary, 
Phelps, Gilbert, Mallory, Turner, Loddina, Cul- 
lerton, Riordan, McNallv, Oliver. Beidler, Smyth. 
McNurney, Eiszner. Cook, Throop, Seaton, Raw- 
leigh, Thompson, Knopf, Stauber, Niesen. Wal- 
do, Schweisthal. Wetterer, Janssens, McCaffrey, 
Daly, Jonas.— 33, 

^ays— None . 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
a report and ordinance for curbing, filling and 
paving Clark street in front of sundry lots from 
Polk street to Twelfth street, submitted a report 
recommending that the ordinance be passed. 

Aid. Ballard moved that the report be concur- 
red in and the ordinance passed. 

The motion prevailed bv the following vote : 

Feas— Pearsons, Tuley, Ballard, Sanders, Carv, 
Phelps, Gilbert, Mallory, Turner, Lodding, Cul- 
lerton, Riordan, McNally, Oliver, Beidler, Smyth, 
McNurney, Eiszner, Cook, Throop, Seaton, Raw- 



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leigli, Thompson, Knopf, Staut>er, Niesen, Wal- 
do. Scliweisthal, Wetterer, Janssens, McCaffrey, 
Daly, Jonas.— 33. 
iVays— Xone . 

ALSO. 

The same Committee to whom was referred a 
report and ordinance for sidewalk on both sides 
of Thirty-first street from State street to Lake 
Park avenue, submitted a report recommending 
the passage of the ordinance. 

Aid. Mallory moved that the report be concur- 
red in and the ordinance be passed. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas — Pearsons, Tuley, Ballard, Sanders, Gary, 
Phelps, Gilbert, Mallory, Tur;ier, Lodding, Cul- 
lerton, Riordan, McNally, Oliver, Beidler, Smyth, 
McNurney, ICiszner. Cook, Throop, Seaton, Raw- 
leigh, Thompson, Knopf, Stauber, Niesen, Wal- 
do. Schweisthal. Wetterer, Janssens, McCaffrey, 
Baly, Jonas.— 33, 

Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee to whom was referred 
an ordinance for curbing, grading and paving 
Pacific avenue from Polk street to Taylor street, 
submitted a report recommending that the ordi- 
nance be passed. 

Aid. Gilbert moved that the report be concur- 
red in and the ordinance passed. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Teas— Pearsons, Tuley, Ballard, Sanders, Car- , 
Phelps, Gilbert, Mallory, Turner, Lodding, Cul- 
lerton, Kiordan, McNally, Oliver, Beidler, Smyth, 
McXurney, Eiszuer, Cook, Throop, Seaton, Raw- 
leigh. Thompson, Knopf, Stauber, Niesen, Wal- 
do, Schweisthal, Wetterer, Janssens, McCaft'rey, 
Daly, Jonas.— 33. 

A^ay>-- None. 

ALSO, - 

The same Committee to whom wus referred 
an ordinance for sidewalk on botli sides of Clark 
street from Adams sireet to VanBuren street, 
submitted a report recommending its passage. 

Aid. Pearsons moved that the report be con- 
curred m and the ordinance p.-issed. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Fea-s- -Pearsons, Tuley, Ballard, Sanders, Cary, 
Phelps, Gilbert, Mallory, Turner, Lodding, Cul- 
lerton, Riordan, Mc^ ally, Oliver, Beidler, Smyth, 
McNurney, Eiszner, Cook, ihroop, Seaton, R-iw- 
leigh, Thompson, Knopf, Stauber, Niesen, Wal- 
do, Schweisthal, Wetterer. Janssens, McCaffrey, 
Daly, Jonas. --33 

Nays- -1<! one. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee to whom was referred an 
ordinance for sidewalk on the west side of South 
Park avenue, from Thirty-first street to 
Douglas avenue, submitted a report recommend- 
ing its passage. 

Aid. Mallory moved to concur in the report and 
pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows. 

Yeas- Pearsons, Tuley, Ballard, Sanders, Cary, 
Phelps, Gilbert, Mallory, Turner, Lodding, Cul- 
lerton, Riordan, McNally, Oliver, Beidler, Smyth, 
McNurney, Eiszner, Cook, Throop Seaton, Raw- 
leigh, Thompson, Knopf, Stauber, Niesen, Wal- 
do, Schweisthal, Wetterer, Janssens, McCaffrey, 
Daly, Jonas— 33, 

A ays— None . 

ALSO, 

The same Committee to whom was referred an 
ordinance for sidewalk on the north side of Thir- 
ty-third street, from Indiana avenue to South 
Park avenue, submitted a report recommending 
its passage. 

Aid. Mallory moved to concur in tlie report and 
pass tlie ordinance. 



The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas— Pearsons, Tulev, Ballard, .'llanders, Cary, 
Phelps, Gilbert, Mallory, Turner, Lodding, Cul- 
lerton, Riordan, McNally, Oliver, Beidler, Smyth, 
McNurney, Eiszner, Cook, Throop, Seaton, Raw- 
leigh, Thompson, Knopf, Stauber, Niesen, Wal- 
do, Schweisthal, Wetterer, Janssens, McCaffrey, 
Daly, Jonas— 33. 

iVays— None . 

ALSO, 

The same Committee to whom was referred an 
ordinance for sidewalks on the east side of Calu- 
met avenue, from Twenty -sixth street to Twenty- 
ninth street, submitted a report recommending 
its passage. 

Aid. Mallory moved to concur in the report 
and pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Feos— Pearsons, Tuley. Ballard, Sanders, Cary, 
Phelps, Gilbert, Mallory, Turner, Lodding. Cul- 
lerton, Riordan, McNally, Oliver, Beidler, Smyth, 
McNurney, Eiszner, Cook, Throop, Seaton, Raw- 
leigh, Thompson, Knopf, Stauber. Niesen, Wal- 
do, Schweisthal, Wetterer, Janssens, McCaffrey, 
Daly, Jonas— 33. 

Nays— None . 

ALSO, 

The same Committee to whom was referred an 
ordinance for sidewalk on the east side of Laurel 
street, from Douglas avenue to Egan avenue, 
submitted a report recommending its passage. 

Aid. Turner moved to concur in the report and 
pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Fea.s— Pearsons, Tuley, Ballard, Sanders, Cary, 
Phelps. Gilbert, Mallory, Turner, Lodding. Cul- 
lerton, Riordan, McNally, Oliver, Beidler, Smyth, 
McNurney, Eiszner, Cook, Throop, Seaton, Raw- 
leigh, Thompson, Knopf, Stauber, Niesen, Wal- 
do, Schweisthal, Wetterer, Janssens, McCaffrey, 
Dal v. Jonas— 33. 

iVays— None. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee to whom was referred an 
ordinance for sidewalk on both sides of Indiana 
avenue, from Twenty- ninth street to Douglas 
avenue, submitted a report recommending- its 
passage . 

Aid. Gilbert moved to concur in the report and 
pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Fea.s— Pearsons. Tuley, Ballard, Sanders, Cary, 
Phelps, Gilbert, Mallory, Turner, Lodding, Cul- 
lertou, Riordan. McNally, Oliver, Beidler, Smyth, 
McNurney, Eiszner, Cook, Throop, Seaton, Raw- 
leigh, Thompson, Knopf. Stauber, Niesen', Wal- 
do, Schweisthal, Wetterer, Janssens. McCaffrey, 
Daly, Jonas— 33. 

iN^bys— None. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee to whom was referred an 
ordinance for sidewalk on both sides of Halsted 
street, from Archer avenue to Egan avenue, sub- 
mitted a report recommending its passage. 

Aid. Turner moved to concur in the report and 
pass the ordinance 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Feas— Pearsons, Tuley, Ballard, Sanders, Cary, 
Phelps, Gilbert, Mallory, Turner, Lodding, Cul- 
lerton, Riordan, McNally, Oliver, Beidler, Smvth, 
McNurney, Eiszner, Cook, Throop, Seaton, Raw- 
leigh, Thompson, Knopf, Stauber, Niesen, Wal- 
do, Schweis hal, Wetterer, Janssens, McCaffrey, 
Daly, Jonas— 33. 

JVays— None. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee to whom was referred an 
ordinance for sidewalk on the south side of Doug- 
las avenue, from Douglas avenue bridge to Lin-- 



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calii street, submitted a report recommending its 
passage. 

Aid. Turner moved to concur in the report and 
])ass tlie ordinance. 

Tlie motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Fcas— Pearsons, Tuley, Ballard, Sanders, Gary, 
Phelps, Gilbert, Mallory, Turner. Lodding, Cul- 
lerton, Riordan, McNally, Oliver, Beidler, Smyth, 
McNuiney, Eiszner, Cook, Throop, Seaton, E,aw- 
leigli, Thompson, Knopf, Stauber, Niesen, Wal- 
do, Schweisthal, Wetterer, Janssens, McCaffrey, 
Daly, Jonas— 33. 

iVaj/s— None. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee to whom was referred an 
ordinance for curbing, filling and paving South 
Water street, in front of sundry lots between 
Franklin street and Lake street, submitted a re- 
port recommending its passage. 

Aid. Pearsons moved to concur in the report 
and pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Feas— Pearsons, Tuley, Ballard, Sanders, Cary, 
Phelps, Gilbert, Mallory, Turner, Lodding, Cul- 
Icrton, Riordan, McNaliy, Oliver, Beidler, Smyth, 
McNuiney, Eiszner, Cook, Throop, Seaton, Eaw- 
It^igh, Thompson, Knopf, Stauber, Niesen, Wal- 
do, Scliweisthal, Wetterer, Janssens, McCaffrey, 
Daly, Jonas— 33. 

iVai/s— None. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee to whom was referred an 
ordinance for curbing, filling and paving Went- 
wortli avenue, in front of sundry lots, from 
Twenty-second street to Twenty-ninth street, 
snbniitted a report recommending its passage. 

Aid. Turner moved to concur in the report and 
pass the ordinance 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Feas— Pearsons, Tuley, Ballard, Sanders, Cary, 
Phelps, Gilbert, iMallory, Turner, Lodding, Cul- 
lerton,Kiordan. McNallv, Oliver, Beidler, Smyth, 
McNurney, Eiszner, Cook, Throop, Seaton, Kaw- 
leigh, Thompson, Knopf, Stauber, Niesen, Wal- 
d ), Schweisthal. Wetterer, Janssens, McCaffrey, 
i^;ily, Jonas— 33. 

.Yrty6'--None. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee to whom was referred an 
order, mtroduced by Aid. Gdbert, concerning the 
material to be used for paving sti'eets in the 
Sourh Division, north of Twelfth street, submit- 
ted a. report recommending its passage. 

Aid. Gilbert moved that the report be laid over 
and published. 

The motion ])revailed. 

Tlie following is the report : 
To the Mayor and Alderme,n of the City of Chi- 

ca'jo, in City Council assembled: 

Your Committee on Streets and Alleys, South 
Division, to whom was referred an order intro- 
duced by Aid. Gilbert, concerning the pavement 
of certain streets in the city, having had the 
same under advisement, respectfully report : 
ttiat they recommend the order do pass. 

James H. Gilbert, 

GKORGE TUKNEK. 

Patkiok Sanders. 
D. K. Pearsons, 

Committee. 

Whereas, the streets in the business centres of 

the city are in a very bad condition, principally 

owing to the kind and quality of pavement used, 

and 

Whereas, it is the experience of many eastern 
cities and has been clearly demonstrated in 
Chicago, that wood is not suitable as a material 
for paving— no matter how formed or laid— but 
is liable to rot and is in other wavs perishable, 
uul that this and other defects is' more notice- 
: l)le in our business streets, therefore it is 



Ordered, that hereafter the Department of 
Public Works shall not grant any permit to any 
person or persons, either by private contract or 
public letting, to pave witli wood any street or 
streets of this city lying north of Twelfth street 
and south of the north line of South Water 
street, west of the east line of ^Michigan avenue 
and east of the west line »of Market street, but 
that the streets within said boundaries, if paved, 
shall be paved with stone, cement or other dur- 
able material. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
a petition for the improvement of the intersec- 
tion of Dearborn and Washington streets, sub- 
mitted a report recommending that it be placed 
on fl le. 

Aid. Cary and Lawler requested that the re- 
port be deferred for final action until the next 
regular meeting. 

So ordered . 

ALSO, 

The same Committee to whom was referred a 
petition for the repeal of an ordinance for widen- 
ing Farrel street, submitted a report recom- 
mending that it be placed on file. 

Aid. Gilbert moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee to whom was referred an 
order directing the Department of Public Works 
to repair Wabash avenue, from Twenty-fifth 
street to Thirty -first street, submitted a report 
recommending its passage. 

Aid. Gilbert moved to concur in the report and 
pass the order 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Feas— Pearsons, Tuley, Ballard, Sanders, 
Cary, Phelps, Gilbert, Mallory, Turner, Lodding, 
lliordan, McNally, Oliver, Lawler, Beidler, 
Smyth, McNurney, Eiszner. Cook, Throop, Sea- 
ton, Kawleigh, Thompson, Knopf,Niesen> Waldo. 
Schweisthal, Wetterer, Janssens, McCaffrey, 
Daly, Jonas— 32. 

iVays- -Caller ton, Pyan, Stauber,--3. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Department of Public Works 
be directed to repair Wabash avenue from 
Twenty-fifth to Thirty-first streets in the same 
manner as the same avenue was repaired during 
last year, from Twenty-second to Twenty-fifth 
streets, and the same be charged to South . ivis- 
ion appropriation for cleaning and repairing, 

ALSO, 

The same Committee to whom was referred ;.u 
ordinance from the Department of Public Works 
repealing an ordinance tor paving Monroe street 
from Stale street to Fifth avenue, submitted a 
report recommending its passage. 

Aid. Cullerton and McNurney requested that 
the report be deferred for final action until the 
next regular meeting. 

So ordered. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee to whom was referred an 
o- der directing the Department of Public Works 
to grant a permit to W. fL Watson, to pave Mon- 
roe street, from State street to Fifth avenue, by 
private contract, submitted a report recommend- 
ing that it be placed on file. 

Aid. Cullerton and McNurney requested that 
the report be deferred for final action until the 
next regular meeting. 

So ordered. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee to whom was referred an 
order directing the Department of ! ublicWorks 
to permit E. S. DeGolyer to pave Monroe street, 
from State street to Clark street, by private con- 
tract, submitted a report recon)mending the 
passage of an accompanying order. 



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Aid. Ciillerton and McNin-ney requested that 
tlie report be deferred for final action until the 
next regular meeting. 

So ordered. 

Aid. Gilbert moved that the report be pub- 
lished. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Throop demanded the veas and nays and 
the motion prevailed by the ^llowmg vote : 

Fea-s--Tulev, Ballard, Sanders, (.Jarv, Phelps, 
Gilbert. Mallory, Turner, Lodding, Kiordan, Law- 
ler. Beidler, Smyth, Eiszner, Seaton. Kawleigh, 
Thompson, Knopf. Kiesen. Waldo, AVetterer, 
Janssens, McCaffrey, Daly, Jonas--25. 

iV'a?/.'^— Pearsons, Culleiton, McNallv, Oliver, 
McNurney, Cook, Throop. Stauber, Schweisthal 
—9. 

The following is the report ; 

To the Mayor and Aldermeii of the City of Chi- 
cago ill City Council Assembled: 
Your Committee on Streets and Alleys South 
Division, to whom was referred an order direct- 
ing the Department of Public Works to permit 
E. S. De Golyer to pave Monroe street from 
State to Clark streets, having had the same un- 
der advisement, respectfully report, that they 
recommend the passage of the amended order 
hereto annexed, and herewith submit the cer- 
tificate of the Department of Public Works as 
to the number of feet fronting on Monroe street 
between said points signed by the owners to the 
contract of said De G olyer. 

James H. Gilbert, 

O. B. Phelps. 

D. K. Pearsoks. 

P. Sanders. 

Committee. 
Ordered, That the Department of Public 
Works is hereby directed to permit E. S. De- 
Golyertoflll to grade and pave Monroe street 
cqntmuously from State street to Clark street 
with Nicholson pavement upon a three inch 
plank, and m all particulars to conform to the 
ordmance of the City Council passed January 
14, 1878, and all other ordinances and orders of 
the city— all of which are to be embodied in the 
contract and specification for said woi-k, and to 
prepare an ordinance for an assessment f(,r lots 
not represented in his contract, also to make a 
contract vvith him for paving in front of said 
lots and the intersection of Dearboiii and Mon- 
roe streets, and othei' city property at a price 
not greater than that paid by propertv owners, 
and the said De Golyer is to be paid for all work 
done on said intersection. Citv property and 
lots specially assessed, when the assessment so 
made shall be collected by the city and not be- 

Departmekt of Public Works, i 

Chicago, May 27, 1878. C 

To the Hon. the City Council of the City of Chi- 

Gentlemek : 

-, n I" compliance with a general 
?n?if ''i^-f ?'^ ¥ y^!''" lion^i-able Body. January 
loth 18,8, 1 submit herewith a statement in re- 
gard to a private contract entered into between 
^ S. De Golyer and the propertv owners for 
ff,iiV¥ r^^^i Pavmg Monroe street from State 
street to Clark street. 

Very Respectfully. 

M. HEATPT, Mayor. 

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS . 

Chicago, May 27, 1878. 
Hon. M. Heath, Mayor. 

In charge of Department Public Works. 
Dear Sir : 
^_ „ . ^ I have examined a certified 
copy of a private contract between E. S De Gol- 
yer and the property owners on Monroe Street 



from State to Clark streets for filling, grading 
and paving with six inch pine blocks on a three 
inch plank flooring, lake shore gravel and street 
composition. The same is in accordance with 
the general ordinance, 

I find the total frontage excepting city proper- 
ty to be, lineal feet 1193 00 

% of same 104400 

Amount signed as per contract 1053.00 

Excess over % 9 

Respectfully submitted. 

GEO. W. WILSON, 

Superintendent. 
Countersigned, M. HEATH, Mayor. 

ALSO. 

The same Committee to whom was referred 
a petition praying that the Chicago City Rail- 
way Com.pany be compelled to comply with the 
ordinances concerning the manner of laying 
their track, submitted a report recommending 
the passage of an accompanying order. 

Aid. Gilbert moved to concur m the report and 
pass the order. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Department of Public 
Works be directed to notify the different street 
Rail Road Companies of the city that they must 
keep their tracks, and the street in a prc^-per con- 
dition to comply with all laws, orders and ordi- 
nances of the city, and that non-compliance 
shall force the city to take legal steps to enforce 
such laws and ordinances. 

Aid. Turner moved that the rules be suspend- 
ed tor the purpose of allowing him to introduce 
an order concerning the paving of Halsted street 
between Archer avenue and the bridge. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

reas-Pearsons Tuley, Ballard, Sanders, Gary. 
Phelps, Gilbert, Mallory, Turner, Lodding. Cul- 
lerton, Riordan, McNally, Oliver, Lawler Beid- 
ler, Smytli, McNurney, Eiszner, Cook, Throop 
Seaton, Rawleigh Thompson, Knopf, Ryan! 
btauber. Nie.^en, Waldo, Schweisthal Wetteiw 
Janssens, McCaffrey, Daly. Jonas-35 '^'®"®^^^' 

Nays— ^one. 

AiH^^n^}^™®^" ^H^ introduced the order, and 
Aid Cook moved that the rules be suspended 
for the purpose of putting it on its passage 
The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 

Feas-Pearsons, Tuley, Ballard, Sanders, Gary 
Phelps, Gilbert, Mallory, Turner Lodding' 
^'"'If'^'lk McNally Oliver, Law'er, Beidlef' 
Smyth, McNurney, Eiszner, Cook, Throon Sea- 
ton, Rawleigh, Thompson, Knopf, Evan Stau- 
ber, Niesen, Waldo, Schweistl al, Wetteie • 
Janssens, McCaffrey, Daly, Jonas--34 '^^^^®^®^' 

iN^ays— CuUerton, - -1 

Aid. Turner moved that the order be pass- 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 

Feas-Pearsons, Tuley, Ballard, Cary, Phelus 
Gilbert, Mallory, Turner, Lodding, Culleiton' 
Rioixlan, MciSally, Lawler, Beiu ei^ Snmh' 
McNurney, Eiszner, Cook, . hroop, Seaton Paw- 
w^l\' -^^i«i"P«9"5 Knopf, Ryan, Stauber, Niesen 
Waldo, Schweisthal, Wetterer. Janssens; K 
Caftrey, Daly, Jonas.— 33 ' 

iVays- -None. 

The following is the order as passed • 
Whereas, Mackin and Healy have entered 
into a contract with the Chicago City Railwlv 
Company for grading and paving that part of 
south Halsted street between A?chei avenue 
and the south branch of the Chicago river and 

Whereas, An ordinance has been passed and 
an assessment made and confirmed foi gSdiSg 
and paving, the reniaming portions of said street 
between said termini, therefore be it 



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Ordered, That tlie Department of Public 
Works 1)6, and it is hereby authorized and di- 
rected to at once enter into a contract with 
Macl?:in and Healy, for grading and paving that 
part of south Halsted street between the South 
Branch of the Chicago river and Archer avenue, 
excepting sixteen (16) feet wide in the center 
thereof, provided said Maclcin and Healy shall 
receive in full compensation lor said work, only 
the proceeds when collected, of the assessment 
made therefor, and provided the city's portion 
of said work shall be paid for at not exceeding 
the rates of the assessed portion. 

Aid. Ballard moved to reconsider the vote by 
which the ordinance for paving Pacific avenue 
from Polk street to Taylor street was passed. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 

Yeas— Pearsons, Tuley, Ballard, Sanders, Gary, 
Phelps, Gilbert, Mallory, Turner, Lodding, Cul- 
lerton, Riordan. McNally, Oliver, Lawler. Beid- 
ler, Snjyth, McNurnev, Eiszner, Cook, Throop, 
Seaton, Rawleigh. Thompson, Knopf, Ryan- 
Stauber, Niesen, Waldo, Schweisthal, Wetterer, 
Janssens, McCaffrey, Daly, Jonas— 35. 
iVaj/s— None. 

Aid. Ballard moved to amend the ordinance 
toy striking out of Section 1, all after the words 
"and paved with Medina stone pavement," and 
inserting in lieu thereof the words : , , ^^ 

'* Upon the roadway previously graded to the 
" proper sub-grade will be placed a la*yer not 
" less than twelve (12) inches in depth of clear 
" sharp sand or fine gravel to be thoroughly 
" rolled to a solid bearing, upon which will be 
" laid paving stone of the best quality of Medina 
" stone, the same to be from two to four inches 
"in thickness, not less than eight inches m 
" depth, and from six to ten inches in length ; 
" to be dressed evenly upon the top surface and 
■■' no stone to have a base less than three fourth 
" of the dimensions of the top, the ends to be so 
" dressed thai: they will form close joints not 
" less than one half the depth of the stone. 

" The stones to be placed in rows across the 
" street, eaclistoae breaking joint with those 
" in the next row not less than two inches, and 
" stones to be so dressed and set that interstices 
" between the rows shall not exceed five eights 
" of an inch. ^ , 

"When stone are so laid the surface to be cov- 
"eredwith clean, sharp sand and the inter s- 
*' tices between the stones to be thoroughly hll- 
" ed with the same— the paving then to be 
" thoroughly rammed with a pavers rammer, 
" weighing not less than seventy-five pounds. 

"The whole surface then to be covered with 
" clean sand to a depth of not less than one 

"The surface of the paving when completed 
" shall conform to the true grade and crown of 
" the street as directed by the engineer. Said 
" work to be done under the superintendence ot 
" the Department of Public Works. 

Aid. Cullerton and Eawleigh requested that 
the report and ordinance be deferred for hnal 
action until the next regular meeting. 

So ordered. 



STREETS AND ALLEYS, N. D. 

The Committee on Streets and Alleys, N.D. 
to whom was referred an ordinance for side- 
walk on both sides of north Market street from 
Schiller street to North avenue, submitted a 
report recommending its passage. 

Aid. Wetterer moved to concur in the report 
and pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed toy yeas and nays as fol- 

Fms-Tuley, Ballard, Cary, Gilbert, Mallory, 
Turner, Lodding, Cullerton, Riordan, McNally, 
Beidler, McNurney, Eiszner, Cook, Throop, 
Bawleigh, Thompson, Knopf, Stauber, Niesen, 
Waldo, Schweisthal, Wetterer, Janssens, 
CafErey, Daly, Jonas- -27. 

IVays--None. 



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ALSO, 

The same Committee to whom was referred 
an ordinance for sidewalk on both sides of 
Granger street from Sedgwick street to north 
Wells street submitted a report recommending 
its passage . , 

Aid. Wetterer moved to concur m the report 
and pass the ordinance. ^ ^ , 

The motion prev^led toy yeas and nays as fol- 
lows ■ 

I-eas--Tuiev, Ballard, Cary, Gilbert, Mallory, 
Turner, Lodcluig, Cullerton, Riordan, McNally, 
Beidler, McNurney, Eiszner, Cook, Throop, 
Rawleigh, ^Thompson, Knopf, Stauber, Niesen, 
Waldo, Schweisilial, Wetterer, Janssens. Mc- 
Caffrey, Daly, Jonas,--27. 

iVays— None. 

ALSO, 

The same committee, to whom were referred 
an ordinance for sidewalk on the west sideol 
St. Clair street, froin Michigan street to Superior 
street submitted a report recommending its 
passage. . ^, i. ^ 

Aid. Jonas moved to concur m the report and 
pass the ordinance 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 

^Feas-Tuley, Ballard, Cary, Gilbert, Mallory, 
Turner, Lodding, Cullerton, Riordan, McNally, 
Beidler, McNurney, Eiszner, Cook, Throop, 
Rawleigh, Thompson, Knopf, Stauber, Niesen, 
Waldo, Schweisthal, Wetterer, Janssens, Mc- 
Caffrey, Daly, Jonas.— 27. 
iVatys— None. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee submitted an ordinance 
for filling and cindering alley in rear of sub-lots 
36 and 37 of lots 74 and 76 Butterfleld's addition 
to Chicago and recommended its passage. 

Aid. Niesen moved that the ordinance be 

^^llie motion prevailed toy yeas and nays as fol- 

'^Y-eas- Tuley, Ballard, Cary, Giltoert, Mal- 
lory Turner, Lodding, Cullerton. Riordan, 
McNally, Beidler, Smyth, McNurney, Eiszner, 
Cook, Throop, Rawleigh^ Thompson, Knopf, 
Stauber, Niesen, Waldo, Schweisthal, Wetter- 
er, Janssens, McCaffrey, Daly, Jonas— 27. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee to whom was referred a 
petition for the improvement of Clybourn place, 
submitted a report recommending the passage ot 
an accompanying order. ^ -, ^ 

The Chair directed that the report and order 
toe deferred and putolished under Rule 50. 

The following is the report : 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in City Council assembled. 

Your Committee on Streets and Alleys, N. D. 
to whom was referred a petition for the improv- 
ment of Clybourn place, from Clybourn avenue 
to the bridge, having had the same under ad- 
visement, respectfully report, that we reconi- 
mend that the petition be granted and the fol- 
lowing order passed. ^ ^-r. TT w ,.!.„ 

Ordered, That the Department of PublicWorks 
be and they are hereby instructed to improve 
Clybourn place, from Clybourn avenue to the 
bridge, at once. 

ALSO. 

The same Committee to whom was referred 
a communication from the Departmeiit of Pubhc 
Works, covering petition of E. S.. Dreyer, for 
compensation for placing sewer on Lincoln street 
submitted a report recommending that it toe 
placed on file . . ^, . 

Aid. Niesen moved to concur m the repoit. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee to whom was referred a 



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petition for tlie improvement of Walton place, 
from Kusli street to Pine street, submitted a re- 
port recommending tliat it be referred to tlie 
Department of Public Works, with instructions 
to prepare an ordinance in accordance therewith. 

Aid. Jonas moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
a petition for the repeal of an ordinance for side- 
walk on Erie street, from North Clark street to 
the north branch of Chicago river, submitted a 
report recommending tliat the prayer of the pe- 
tition be granted, and an accompanying ordin- 
ance passed. 

Aid. :Niesen moved to concur in the report and 
pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Fea.s— Tuley, Ballard, Sanders, Cary, Gilbert, 
Mallorv, Turner, Lodding, Cuilerton, liiordan, 
McNaliv, Beidler, McNurney, Eiszner, Cook, 
Throop," Seaton, Rawleigh, Thompson, Knopf, 
Stauber, Niescn, Waldo. vSchweisthal, Wetterer, 
Janssens, McCaffrey, Daly. Jonas— 29. 

N ay s—S one. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 
Be it (/)-dainecl by the City Council of the City of 

Chicago. 

Skctiok 1. That an ordinance for sidewalk 
on both sides of Erie street from North Clark 
street to the north branch of Chicago river, 
passfd Nov. 22, 1877, be and tlie same is hereby 
repealed. 

Sec. 2. This ordinance shall be in force from 
and after its passage. 

- STREETS AND ALLEYS, W. D. 

The Committee on Streets and Alleys, W. D. 
to whom was referred an ordinance for sidewalk 
on the south side of West Fourteenth street, 
from Western avenue to Kockwell street, sub- 
mitted a report recommending its passage. 

Aid . McNally moved to concur in the report 
and pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

F';a«— Pearsons, Tuley, Ballard, Sanders, Cary, 
Gilbert, Mallory, Turner, Lodding, Cuilerton, 
Kiordan, McNally, Beidler, Smyth, McXurney, 
Eiszner, Throop, Seaton, Rawleigh. Thompson, 
Knopf, Stauber, Niesen, Waldo, Schweisthal, 
Wetterer, Janssens, McCaffrey, Daly, Jonas.— 30. 

IV'ays— None. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an ordinance for sidewalk on the east side of 
Tompkins street, from West Polk street to West 
Taylor street, submitted a report recommending 
its passage. 

Aid . Throop moved to concur in the report and 
pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas- -Pearsons, Tuley, Ballard, Sanders, 
Cary, Gilbert, Mallory, Turner, Lodding, Cui- 
lerton, Riordan, McNally, Beidler, Smyth, Mc- 
Nurney, Eiszner, Throop, Seaton, Rawleigh, 
Thompson, Knopf, Stauber, Niesen. Waldo, 
Schweisthal, Wetterer, Janssens, McCaffrey, 



Daly, Jonas— 30. 
IVay.s— None. 



ALSO, 



The same Committee to whom was referred an 
ordinance for sidewalk on the south side of West 
-Superior street, from North Robey street to 
Hoyne avenue, submitted a report recommend- 
ing its passage . 

Aid. Knopf moved to concur in the report and 
pass the ordinance . 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Fea.s— Pearsons, Tuley, Ballard, Sanders, Cary, 



Gilbert, Mallory, Turner, Lodding, Cuilerton, 
Riordan, McNally, Beidler, Smyth, McNurney. 
JCiszner, Throop, Seaton, Rawleigh, Thompson, 
Knopf, Stauber, Niesen, Waldo, Schweisthal, 
Wetterer, Janssens, McCaffrey, Daly, Jonas— 30. 
Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee to whom wr.s referred an 
ordinance for sidewalk on the east side of Rock- 
well street, from West Lake street to Fulton 
street, submitted a report recommendhig the 
passage of the ordinance. 

Aid. Thompson moved to concur in the report 
and pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas— Pearsons, Tuley, Ballard, Sanders, Cary, 
Gilbert, Mallory, Turner, Lodding, Cuilerton, 
Riordan, McNally, Beidler, Smyth, McNurney, 
Eiszner, Throop, Seaton, Rawleigh, Thom])Son, 
Knopf, Stauber, Niesen, Waldo, Sciiweisthal. 
Wetterer, Janssens, McCaffrey, Daly, Jonas— 30. 
JVays— None . 

ALSO, 

The same Committee to whom was referred an 
ordinance for sidewalk on the east side of Alba- 
ny avenue, from West Jackson street to West 
VanBuren street, submitted a report recom- 
mending its passage. 

Aid . Rawleigh moved to concur in the report 
and pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Feas— Pearsons, Tuley, Ballard. Sanders, Cary, 
Gilbert, Mallory, Turner, Lodding, Cuilerton, 
Riordan, McNally, Beidler, Smyth, McNurney, 
Eiszner, Throop, Seaton, Rawleigh, Thompson, 
Knopf, Stauber, Niesen, Waldo, Schweis.hal, 
Wetterer, Janssens, McCaffrey, Daly, Jonas— 30. 

JVays— None. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee to whom was referred an 
ordinance for curbing and filling Tompkins 
street, from West Polk street to West Taylor 
street, submitted a report recommending its 
passage. 

Aid. Throop moved to concur in the report and 
pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Fea.s— Pearsons, Tuley, Ballard, Sanders, Cary, 
Gilbert, Mallory. Turner, Lodding, Cuilerton, 
Riordan, McNally, Beidler, Smyth, McNurney, 
Eiszner, Throop, Seaton, Rawleigh, Thompson, 
Knopf, Stauber, Niesen, Waldo, Schweisthal, 
Wetterer, Janssens, McCaffrey, Daly, Jonas— 30.- 

Nays—Noiie. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee to whom was referred an 
ordinance for the extension of horse railway on 
Madison street, from Rockwell street to Central 
Park, submitted a report recommending its pass- 

The Chair directed that the report and ordin- 
ance be laid over and published under Rule 50. 
The following are the report and ordinance : 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of CM- 
cago in City Council assembled. 
Your Committee on Streets and Alleys, to 
whom was referred an ordinance for the extend- 
ing of the Horse Railroad track on Madison 
street, from Rockwell street to Central Park, 
having had the same under advisement, respect- 
fully report in favor of its passage. 

A. G. Throop. 
J. T. Rawleigh 
A. C Knopf, 
Frank A. Stauber. 
R. M. Oliver. 
John Riordan. 
John M. Smyth. 

Committee. 



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AN OROIXAXCK, 

To provide for the extension of horse railway 
tracks to the proposed trotting park on West 
Madison street, just west of Central Park, in the 
West Division of the City of Chicago. 

Wliereas, By an Act of the General Assembly 
of the State of Illinois, entitled " An Act to pro- 
mote the construction of horse railways in the 
City of Chicago, approved February 14th, 1859," 
and by a certain ordinance of said City in pursu- 
ance of the act aforesaid, entitled " An ordinance 
authorizing the extension and operation of cer- 
tain horse railways in the streets of the South 
and West Division of Chicago," passeci May 23, 
1859, found on page 194 of the Revised Ordin- 
ances (section 29) of the City of Chicago, and 

Whereas. Said ordinance authorizing the ex- 
tension and operation of said horse railways, and 
granted upon certain conditions, which are set 
forth in said ordinance, passed May 23d, 1859, 
one of which said conditions was that " whenev- 
er the Common Council shall deteimine that the 
public interest requires any one of said rail- 
ways last mentioned to be constructed or extend- 
ed as the case may be and shall by ordinance 
direct such construction or extension, then said 
company shall be required to complete said ex- 
tension or construction in sixty days after being 
notified of such oi-dinance. , ^. . ., 

Provided, however. That such ordmance shall 
include one street onlv, that then there shall be 
an interval of at least three months between 
such ordmances. and that the same shall not be 
made at an unseasonable time of the year for 
doing such work ; now therefore. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago. 

Section l. That this Council does hereby de- 
termine in accordance with the terms and pro- 
visions of said ordinance, passed May 23rd, 1859, 
that the public uiterest requires that the railway 
tracks of the Chicago City Eailway Coinpany, 
which have hitherto been laid on West Lake 
street, and as the same exist therein, shall be 
extended west on said Lake street from then- 
present terminus to the proposed trotting park 
on West Madison street, lust west of Central park, 
a public park, existing m the West Division of 
the Citvlof Chicago, (or that a line of railway 
equivalent thereto should be extended to said 
trotting park) and the said Chicago City Railway 
Company is hereby ordered and directed to ex- 
tend the tracks of their railway west on Lake 
street to said trotting fpark, and that the said 
track or tracks shall be laid down within sixty 
days after the said company is notified of the 
passage of this ordinance, m accordance with 
the ]-equirements of said ordinance, passed May 
23d 1859 and shall be used, operated, and main- 
tained subject to all of the Iprovisions of said 

^^Stec^L The Chicago West Division Eailway 
Company, the successor of the Chicago City Rail- 
way Company, and owner of all its rights, pri- 
vileges and franchises, so far as relates to 
the West Division of the City, and under obli- 
gation to perform all the duties of said last named 
company, in respect to horse railways m such 
division, may instead of extending its railway 
tracks now existing on Lake street, extend its 
tracks west on Madison street, from the steam 
railway tracks on Rockwell street to the pro- 
posed trotting park, subject to all of the provis- 
ions of the ordinance mentioned in the foregoing 
section, and in case said Chicago West Divisioii 
Railway Company shall elect to extend then- 
said track on West Madison street, west to the 
proposed trotting park as aforesaid, and shall 
notify the City Council of tlie same, andthat they 
will operate and maintain a horse railway from 
the present terminus of their railway tracks on 
Matfison street, from the steam railway tracks 
on Rockwell street to said proposed trotting 
Dark then all provisions of said ordinance shall 
be observed by the Chicago West Division Rail- 



way Company as respects the said tracks herein 
authorized to be laid upon Madison street. 

Sec. 3. The rights and privileges hereby grant- 
ed to said company to keep, maintain, use and 
enjoy the rights to operate thereon railway cars 
and carriages upon the terms, with the rights and 
subject to the conditions and restrictions men- 
tioned in the act incorporating said company 
and acts amendatory of the same for a term and 
period of twenty years from the date and pas- 
sage of this ordinance. 

Sec. i. The said company shall be entitled to 
enjoy all such rights and privileges hereby 
granted, after the expiration of the time fixed in 
this ordinance, and until the City Council shall 
thereafter elect, bv order for that purpose, to 
grant the privilege to some person, persons, 
party or parties, corporation or company, to 
purchase said track or tracks of said railway 
cars,carriages,furniture and implements and ap- 
purtenances of every kind and description then 
used in the operation of the railways herein 
authorized and pay for the same in the manner 
hereinafter mentioned. 

Sec. 5. Such order to purchase shall fix the 
time when said person, persons, party, parties, 
corporation or company will take such railway 
and other property before mentioned which 
shall not be less than six months after the pas- 
sage of said order, and at the time of taking such 
railway and other property before mentioned, 
the said person, party, corporation or company 
shall pay to the party or parties, operating the 
same, a sum of money to be ascertained by three 
commissioners to be appointed for that purpose, 
as follows . One to be chosen by said person or 
parties from the disinterested freeholders of 
Cook County, one ;in like manner by the said 
Company, its associates or successors operating 
said road, and the two persons so chosen to 
choose the third from said freeholders. 

Sec. 6. This ordinance shall take effect and 
be in force from and after its passage . 

ALSO, 

The same Committee to whom were referred 
a petition for opening West Division street, 
through to Humboldt Park, submitted a report 
recommendnig that it be placed on file. 

Aid. Gilbert moved that the report be 13 id over 
and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report : 
To the Mayor and A Idermen of the City of Chi- 
cago, in City Council assembled : 
Your Committde on Streets and Alleys, W. D,, 
to whom was referred a petition to open West 
Division street through Humboldt Park, having 
had the same under advisement respectfully re- 
port and recommend that it be placed on file. 
A. G. Thboop, 
A. C. Knopf. 
J. T. Rawleigh . 
R. M. Oliver. 
Frank A. Staubbb. 
John M. Smyth. 

J. RiORDAN. 

Committee. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee to whom was referred 
an ordinance for curbing, grading and paying 
West Monroe street, from Loomis street to Ash- 
land avenue, submitted a report recommending 
its passage. . ^, , 

Aid. Throop moved to concur m the report 
and pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as tol- 

Yeas— Pearsons, Tuley. Ballard, Sanders, Cary, 
Gilbert, Mallory, Turner, Lodding. Cullerton, 
Riordan,Mc]Sally, Beidler, Smyth, McJSurney, 
Eiszner, Throop, Seaton, Rawleigh, Thompson, 
Knopf, Stauber, Niesen, Waldo, Schweisthal, 



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Wetterer, Jaiissei)s, McCaffrey, Daly, Jonas 
—30. 
Nays— ^one. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee to whom was referred an 
ordinance for cm-bing, fillint; and paving Lincoln 
street, from West Adams street to West Jackson 
street, submitted a report recommending its 
passage. 

Aid. Kawleigh moved to concur in the report 
and pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Teas— Pearsons. Tuley, Ballard, Sanders, Gary, 
Gilbert, Mallory. Turner, Lodding, Cullerton, 
Eiordan. McXaily, Beidler. Smyth, McNuruey, 
Eiszner, Throop. Seaton Eawleigh, Thompson, 
Knopf. Siauber, Xiesen, Waldo, Schweisthal, 
Wetterer, Janssens. McCaffrey, Daly, Jonas— 30, 

Nays— S one. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee to whom was referred an 
ordinance for the extension of JSiutt Court 
through to West Twentieth street, submitted a 
report recommending its passage. 

Aid . Lodding moved to concur in the report 
and pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

rea.s- -Pearsons, Tuley. Ballard, Sanders, 

ary, Phelps, Gilbert, Mallory, Turner, Lodding, 
ullerton, Kiordan, McNally, Oliver; Lawler, 
Beidler, Smyth, McNurney. Eiszner, Cook 
Thruop, Seaton, Kawleigh, Thompson, Knopl 
Kyan, Stauber, Niesen. Waldo, Schweisthal, 
Wetterer. Janssens. McCaftrev.Daly. Jonas— 35. 

iVaiy.s— None. 

ALSO, 

Tbe same Committee to whom was referred 
an orduiance for tbe exten.sion of Fisk street 
from LuniDe!- .sU(>et to the South Branch of Chi- 
cago river, submitted a report recommending its 
ims>age. 

Aid Lodding moved to concur in the report 
an., uass ijie ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and the ordinance was 
passed by yeas and navs as follows : 

Yeas- ~Pe&vmus Tuley, Ballard, Sanders, 
Gary, Phelps, Gilbert, Mallory, Turner. Lod- 
ding Cullerton, Kiordan, McXallv, Oliver, Law- 
ler, Beidier, Smyth. McXurney, Eiszner, Cook, 
Throop Seaton, Pawleigh, Thompson, Knopf 
Kyan, Stauber, Niesen. Waldo. Schweisthal 
Wetterer Janssens, McCaffrey, Daly, Jonas-35 

iVays— ]Sone. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee to whom was referred 
an ordinance for paving Halsted street in front 
ot lot 18, block 54, Carpenter's Addition to Chi- 
cago, suumitted a report. recommending its pas- 
Aid. Smyth moved to concur in the report and 
IJHSS the ordinance. ^ 

luws^ '"^^^ ^^ prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 

Feas-Pearsons, Tuley, Ballard, Sanders, 
Gary, Phelps.. Gilbert, Mallory, Turner, Lodding 

S i1!:-^"'^^^'^/>?^"^.^T^*'^^^ly' Oliver, Lawlef 
?w^ ' ^^™ytli. McNumey, Eiszner, Cook 
V^rlZ^^'^^^'^l^''' Kawleigh. Thompson, Knopf 
wl'ir^.^^^V^®'"' Niesen, Waldo, Schweisthal 
^'^ ?V^^"^^®"^' McCaffrey, Daly. Jonas-35; 

i.V ttys — JN 0116. 

ALSO, 

^nnvJ^^^l^?'^'^'^}^^ t<^ Whom was referred 
H,Mi!' ^^^^^ ^^^^^ Madison street to West Ran- 
?ts paslage ' '""^""i"®^ ^ ^'^port recommending 

pats^thf Snance'^ '" '"^'^^" ^^ ^^^ ''^''' ^"^ 
lows^ motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 



Feas- -Pearsons, Tuley, Ballard, Sanders.Cary, 
Phelps, Gilbert, Mallory, Turner, Lodding, Cul- 
lerton, Kiordan, McNally, Oliver, Lawler, Beid- 
ler, Smytii, McNurnev, Eiszner, Cook, Throop, 
Seaton, Kawleigh, Thompson, Knopf, Kvan, 
Stauber, Xiesen, Waldo, Schweisthal, Wetterer, 
Janssens, McCaffrey, Daly, Jonas— 35. 

Nays— None. 

Aid. Ballard moved to .suspend the rules for 
the purpose of taking up the ordinance concern - 
ing paving of Pacific avenue. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Fea.s— Pearsons. Tuley, Ballard. Gary, Phelps, 
Gilbert, Mallory, Kiordan, Lawler, Eiszner, 
Cook, Seaton, ilawleigh, Thompson, Knopf, 
Kyan, Stauber. Schw eisthal,— 18 

iVays -Sanders, Lodding, Cullerton, McNally, 
Oliver, Beidler, Smyth, McNiirney, Throop,Nie- 
sen, Waldo, Wetterer, Janssens, McCaffrev, 
Jonas— 15. 

Aid. Wetterer moved that the Council do 
now adjourn. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Feas— Ballard, Phelps, Mallory, Lodding, 
OKver, Cook, Seaton,Thompson, Knopf, Stauber, 
Schweisthal, Wetterer,— 12. 

iVays— Pearsons, Tuley, Sanders, Gary, Gilbert, 
Cullerton, Kiordan, McNally, Lawler, Beidler, 
Smyth. McNurney, Eiszner, Throop, Kawleigh, 
Kyan, Niesen. Waldo, Janssens, McCaffrey, 
Daly, Jonas— 22. 

WHARVES AKD PUBLIC GROUJfDS. 

The Committee on Wharves and Public 
Grounds to whom was referred an order for re- 
moval of fences around Union and Jefferson 
Parks, submitted a report recommending that it 
be placed on file. 

Aid. Kyan and Cullerton requested that the 
report be deterred for final action until the next 
regular meeting. 

So ordered. 

Police. 

The Committee on Police, to whom was re - 
ferred a resolution concerning charges made 
against the Lake street squad, submitted a report 
recommending that it be placed on file. 

Aid. Kyan and Cullerton requested that the 
report be deferred for final action until the next 
regular meeting. 

So ordered. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an ordinance amending chapter 51, of the Re- 
vised Ordinances, entitled " Streets," submitted 
a report recommending that it be placed on file. 

The Chair directed that the report and ordi- 
nance be laid over and published, under Rule 
50. 

The following is the report : 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chi- 
cago in City Council Assembled: 
Your Committee on Police, to whom was re- 
ferred an ordinance amending Chapter 51, R. O. 
having had the same under advisement respect- 
fully report that it be placed on file. 
J. H. B. Daly, 

Chairman Committee. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section l. That no person shall sift ashes, 
wash wagons, carriages or other vehicles, or 
broom or curry horses in any street, alley, or 
cul de sac, next to, and along or by the side of 
any house used and occupied as a residence, 
when the house so used and occupied as a resi- 
dence extends back along the side of said street, 
alley or cul de sac, in which the sifting, washing, 



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brooming and currying aforesaid may be done. 

Sjh:(3. 2. Any person wlio sliall violate the 
provisions of this ordinance sliall be fined not 
less than five nor more than ten dollars for each 
and every oljense. 

Sec 3. This ordinance shall take effect and 
be in force from and after its passage. 

ADJOURNMENT . 

Aid. Ihroop moved that the Council do now 
adjourn. 

Aid, Lawler demanded the yeas and nays, and 
the motion prevailed by the following vote : 

Feas— Pearsons, Tuley, Ballard, Gary, Gilbert, 



Mallory, Oliver, Lawler, MeNurney, Eiszner, 
Cook, Throop, Seaton, Rawleigh, Thompson, 
Knopf, Ryan, Stauber, Niesen, Scliweisthal, 
Wetterer, Janssens, Daly, Jonas.— 24. 

iVays— Sanders, Phelps, Turner, Lodding, Cul- 
lerton, Eiordan, McNally, Beidler,Smyth,Waldo, 
McCaffrey, --11. 

And the Council stood adjourned. 

CASPAR BUTZ, 

City Clerk. 



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CITY COUNCIL. 



REGULAR MEETING. 



a-U£TE 24, 1S78. 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 

Present— Aia. Pearsons, Tuley, Ballard, San- 
ders. Gary, Plielps, Gilbert, Mallorv, TuUy Tur- 
ner, Lodding. Giillerton, Riordan, McNallv Oli- 
ver, Lawler, Beidler, Smyth, McNurney, Eiszner 
Cook Thr -op, Seaton, Rawleigh, Thompson, 
?h"VP|;.?7^"' Stauber, Ni "sen, Waldo. Schweis- 
tual, Wetterer, Janssens, McCaffrey, Daly, Jon- 
as • 

^ftsenf— His Honor the Mayor. 

Aid. Tuley in the Chair. 

MINUTES. 

Aid. Eawleigh moved that the minutes of the 
regular meeting held June l7th,iS78, and the ad- 
iourned regular meeting held June I9th 1878 
be approved without being read. 

The motion prevailed. 

REPORTS OF CITY OFFICERS. ' 

The Clerk presented a communication from 
His Honor the Mayor, covering a list of names 
01 persons pardoned from the House of Correc- 

h" h "^"^^ ^^® "^eeK ending June 22d, 1878, 

Placed on file. 

ALSO. 

the M ^^"?y^"S communication from His Honor 

VTr^ ,^* r. -7 C.^^^^^*^' J™e 19th, 1878. 
Eon. City Council. City of Chicago: 
GENTLEMEN— I hereby appoint John A. Far- 

hnlA'!^^^'^'"' ''^A''^.^ ^^ty Comptrolleirand fo 
hold the same until the second Monday in De- 
June mhlms'"' ^''''''^'^ ^^ ordinance passed 

Which vlas ^^^^^^"^^y- ^- HEATH, Mayor. 
^Referred to the Committee on Finance, under 



ALSO, 

The following communication : 

Tj „.^ ^ Chicago. June 19th, 1878. 

Hon. City Goimcil, City o*- Chicnao: 

Gentlemen— T herebv appoint Jos. F. Bon- 
i X \1 ?,'^ ^''^® ^ffl^^ ^f Corporation Counsel, and 
to hold the same until the second Monday in De- 
cember, 1879, as provided by ordinance passed 
June 17th, 1878. 

1^71, • , Obediently, M. HEATH. Mayor. 

Which was 
^j^^efeiTed to the Committee on Judiciary, under 

ALSO, 

The following communication : 

H^^City Council, Ci^^SS^''^'^'- 
. .^^'^J^^^^^-^ herebv aupoint A. N Lins-" 
cott to fl 1 the office of Prbsecuting Attorney and 
to hold the same until the second Mondav in De 
funr/nS? ^^-^^'^^^ ^^ ordinafce^^^'is^ld 

Which was ^^^^^^"tl>'' ^^- HEATH, Mayor. 
thfriS"^ ^"^ the Committee on Judiciary, under 

ALSO, 

The following communication • 
Ho.. City Council of ^S^'^,^^ ^'">- ''''■ 

to WoS of ^'lSrl^^>& «i,f fo 
lioIcUhe same until tlie second Monday in Dp 
?S7n^l'sjl' P'O"''^^ "^ o.di„a?,S'i'as?li 
Obediently, M. HEATH, Mayor. 
Aid. Gilbert moved that the rules be susoended 

s^.J^of^&rsLt\iS"fi-r ^'^ ^^^^ 

follows f^"'^''''^'''^ was lost byyeas and nays as 
Feos-Pearsons, Tuley, Ballard, Sanders, Gil- 



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hpvt Mallorv. Lawler, Seaton, Kawleigh. Thomp- 
SKnopf Ryan, Stauber, Waldo, Janssens- 



%rti/8-Tully, Turner, Lodding, CUllerton, Ri- 
ordan MeNally, Oliver. Beidler, Smytli, Mc- 
Nuinev. Eisznei>o Niesen, Schweis 

%d^LSdSm«ved that the communication 
he vefen-ed to the Committee on Police. 
The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The following communication from His Honor 
the Mayor. f^niCAoo. June 19th, 1878. 

Hon. City Council of City of <^'^'C^fi'^v„^^, , -rr 

GKNTr F,MRN-I hereby appoint /^f)^^,. H- 
Dixon to fill the office of Deputy Supt. ot Poliee 
and to hold the same until t^l^i^r^^^^^^^ince 
hi December. 1879. as provided by oidmance 

passed June ^^^^^^^^^ HEATH, Mayor. 

SSmTed to the Committee on Police, under 
the- rules . 

ALSO, 

The following communication : ' ^,, ,„„„ 
Chicago. June 19th. 1878. 

Bon. Citu ronncil Cifii of Chicago: 

GKNTr.F.MRN-I hereby anpoiiit Louis Wahl to 
fill the office of Iiispector of ^lie.Hous%oM,oi- 
rection and to hold the same until the first Mon- 
day in Mav 1880. as provided bylaw. 
aay may ^^^^^^^^^^jy^ ^^ HEATH, Mayor. 

SrredS the Committee on Bridewell, un- 
der the rules. 

also. 

The following communication : 

Chicago, June 19th, 18(8. 
Hon. City ^'nuncilCUyof ('^'^('^oo: 

Gf-ntlemkk- -I hereby appomt John.C H/i^^nes 
to fill the office of Inspector of the H«"^e f,?"/ " 
rection. and to hold the same until the first Mon- 
flflv in Mav. 1879, as provided by law. 
cla> m May, ^^Q^^'g^^^^^^iy^ ^. HEATH, Mayor. 

Keferred to the Committee on Bridewell under 
the rules. 

also, 

The following co^^^V^JJago ' June 19, 1878. 
Honor ahU C ity Council ( ntij of Chicago: 

Gentlrmrn-I hereby apnomt Chas. G 
Hammond to fill the office of Inspector of the 
HmTseof Correction and to hold the same until 
the first Monday in May, 1881, as provided by 

^^^' Obediently, _^ ^^ 

M. HEATH, Mayor. 

Sflrred^'to the Committee on Bridewell, 
under the rules. 

ALSO, 

The following communic^to :j^^^^ ^^^ ^^^^ 

Hon. rity Council CHy of Chicago:^ 

Gentlemrn-I hereby appoint Math as Ben - 
ner to fill the office of F re Marshal and to hold 
the same until the first day of August. 18 9, as 
provided by ordinance passed August 12, 18<5. 
^ Obediently, 

M. HEATH, Mayor. 
Aid. Rvan moved to suspend the rules for the 
purpose of taking action on the appomtrnent of 
his Honor, the Mayor, for the office of Fue 

^The^ motion was lost by yeas and nays as fol- 

^^YeAs-Lawler, Seaton, Rawleigh, Thompson, 
Knopf, Rvan . Stauber. Janssens— 8. 
^ai/.s-Pearsons, Ballard, Sanders Gilbert, 
Mallory, Tully, Turner, J^O'?ding, Cul eiton, 
Riordan, McNally, Oliver Beidler SmytlLMc- 
Nurney, Eiszner. Cook, Throop, Niesen, Waldo. 
Schweisthal, McCaffrey, Jonas— 23. 



Aid. Cullerton moved that the communication 
be referred to the Committee on Fire and Water. 
The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The following communication from his Honor, 
the Mayor: Chicago, June 19, 1878. 

Hon. City Council, City of Chicago: 

^fherelTv appoint W. H. Heafiord to fill the 
office of Citv Collector and hold the same until 
the second Tuesday in May, 1879, as provided by 
ordinance passed September 25, 1876. 
Obediently, 

M. HEATH, Mayor. 

Referred^to the Committee on Finance, under 
the rules. 

also. 
The following communication r^^^^^ ^^^ ^^^^_ 

Hon. City Council. City of Chicago: 

Gkntlkmen-I hereby appoint LD. Cleaye- 
land to fill the office of Supt. of Buildings and to. 
ho'd the same until June 15. 1879, as provided by 
ordinance passed June 15, 1875. 
Obediently, 

M. HEATH, Mayor. 

Re^ferredto the Committee on Public Build- 
ings. 

also. 

The following communication : 

Chicago. June 19, 1878. 
Hon City City Council Cit.ii of Chicago: . 

GENTLEMEN-r hereby appoint F. Benzmgei 
to fill the office of Sealer of Weights and Measures 
and to hold the same until the second M_;ncUy 
in December, 1879. as provided by ordinance 
passed June 17, 1878. 
^ Obedienlly. 

M. HEATH, Mayor. 

Aid Ryan moved that the communication be 
referred"to the Committee on Licenses. 
The motion was lost by yeas and nays as fol- 

^^Yea-s-Lawler, Throon. Rawleigh Ryan-4. 

^-ay.s- Pearsons, Ballard, Stauber Gilbert, 
Mallorv Tiilly. Turner, Lodding, Cnllerton, 
Riordan, McNally, Oliver, Beidler, Smyth. Mc- 
Nmey Eiszner. Cook, Seaton Thompson, 
Knopf; Stauber Niesen, Waldo, Schweisthal, 
Janssens. McCaffrey, Jonas.— 27. . 

Aid Lofidina- moved that the communication 
be referred tothe Committee on Markets. 

So referred under the rules. 

ALSO, 

The clerk presented the following communi- 
cation from his Honoi^he Mayoi^^^^^ ^^^ ^^^^_ 

«SK^i;i!'pSri''fe;''aTpS E„,ory Coje 
to fill the office of Inspector of • lis and to hoia 
the same until the first day of July, 1879, as pro- 
vided by statute . 

Obediently, ^^ ^^ 

M. HEATH, Mayor. 

SSerred to the Committee on Markets, under 
the rules. 

ALSO, 

The following communication : _ 
Hon City Council of the City of Chxcago: 

Gentlemen— I hereby appoint Dr._ w. r: 
Dunne to fill the office of City Pjiysician and 
to hold the same until the second Monday in 
Decemlaer, 1879, as provided by ordinance- 
passed June 17th, 1878. 
^ Obediently, ^^ ,^ 

M. HEATH, Mayor. 

ESS-red^to the Committee on Health andf 
County relations, under the rules. 



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It 



ALSO, 

The following communication : 

Chicago, June 19, 1878. 
Son. City Council City of Chicago: 

Gentlemen— I liereby appoint Jno, D 
Murpliy to till the office of Inspector of Steam 
Boilers and to hold the same until tlie second 
Monday in December, 1879, as provided by 
■ordinance passed June 17, 1878. 
Obediently, 

M. HEATH, Mayor. 
Which was t 

Referred to the Committee on Fire and Water, 
under the rules. 

ALSO, 

The following communication : 

Chicago, June 19, 1878. 
Hon. City Council City of Chicago: 

GrENTLEME I— I hereby appomt Dr. Siebel to 
fill the office of City Gas Inspector and t > hold 
the same until the secimd Monday in December, 
1879, as provided by ordinance passed June 17, 
1878. 

Obediently, 

M. HEATH, Mayor. 
Which was 

Referred to the Committee on Gas Lights, 
under the rules. 

also. 
The following communication : 

Chicago, June 24, 1878. 
Hon. City Council City of Chicago: 

Gentlemen— Five vacancies occurring in the 
Board of Education. I hereby appoint the fol- 
lowing named gentlemen to fill said vacancies, 
and respectfully ask your concurrence in such 
appointments . 

JAMES L. ALLEN, 
W. J. ENGL SH, 
D. A.KOHN, 
GEO. B. ARMSTRONG, 
THOMAS BRENAN. 
Obediently, 

M. HEA'IH, Mayor. 
Which was 

Referred to the Committee on Schools, under 
the rules. 

Aid. Cook called to the Chair. 

Aid. Gilbert moved that all the appointments 
made by the Mayor and referred to tiie Commit- 
tees be made the special order for Monday, July 
1st, at 9 o'clock p. m. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. McCaffrey moved that when the Council 
adjourns it be uucil Thursday, June 27th, at 7 : 30 
p. m., and that all papers made the special order 
for this meeting be postponed, and made the 
special order lor that evenmg. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows—the rule authorising special orders requir- 
ing two-thii'ds -in the affirmative : 

Yea*— Pearsons, Sanders, Tuley, Turner, Lod- 
ding, Cullerton.Riordan, McINally, Lawler, Beid- 
ler, McNuiney, Niesen, Schweisthal, Wetterer, 
Janssens, McCaffrey, Jonas — 17. 

iVays— Ballard, Gilbert, ^. allory, Oliver, Smyth, 
Eiszner, Cook,Throop,Seaton, Rawleigh,Thomp- 
son, Knopf, Stauber, Waldo— 14. 

special order. 

The Chair directed that the special order, the 
ordinances concerning the opening of Dearborn 
street be now taken up. 

Aid CuUerton moved that the special order be 
temporarily postponed. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Teas— Pearsons. Ballard, Sanders, Mallory, 
Tuley, Tui-ner. Lodding, CuUerton, Riordan, Mc- 
Nally, Oliver, Lawler, Beidler. Smyth, McNur- 
ney, Eiszner, Throop, Seaton, Thompson, Knopf, 
Stauber, Niesen, Waldo, Schweisthal, Wetterer, 
Janssens, McCaffrey, Jonas— 28. 



iVa^s— Gilbert, Cook, Rawleigh— 3. 

Aid. Gilbert moved that the ordinances be 
made the special order for Monday, July 1st, at 
8 o'clock p. m. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Superintendent of Buildings presented a 
communication, covering an ordinance amend- 
ing an ordmance concerning the construction of 
water tanks. 

Which was 

Referred to the Committee on Fire and Water. 

The Clerk presented the report of the Commis- 
sioners to make estimate for sidewalk on both 
sides of Clark street, from Chicago avenue to 
JSorth avenue. 

Aid. Jonas moved that the report be ap- 
proved and the order thereto attached be passed. 
^ The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make es- 
timate for sidewalk on tht- west side of Forrest 
avenue, from Douglas avenue to Thirty -third 
street. 

Aid. Mallory moved that the report be ap- 
proved and the ordei- thereto attached be passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make 
estimate for sidewalk on the north side of thir- 
ty-second street from Benson street to Ullman 
street. 

Aid. Tully moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make esti- 
mate for sidewalk on both sides of Finnell street, 
from Wentworth avenue to Archer avenue. 

Aid. Turner moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make esti- 
mate for sidewalk on both sides o/ Fulton street, 
from Sangamon street to Robey street. 

Aid. Till OOP moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make es- 
timate for sidewalk on the north side of West 
Lake street, from Central Park to Crawford av- 
enue. 

Aid Thompson moved that the report be ap- 
proved and the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make esti- 
mate for sidewalk on the west side of Kedzie av- 
enue, from Fulton street to Central Park Boule- 
vard. 

Aid Knopf moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make esti 
mate for sidewalk on the north side of West In- 
diana street, from Central Park avenue to 
Springfield avenue. 

Aid. Thompson moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 



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ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make es- 
timate for sidewalk on both sides of Leavitt 
street, from West Madison street to Ogden av- 
enue. 

Aid. Rawleigh moved that tfte report he ap- 
proved, and tuat the order thereto attached be 
passed . 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to made es- 
mate for sidewalk on both sides of Henry street, 
from Blue Island avenue to Ashland avenue. 

Aid. Lawler moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make es- 
timate for sidewalk on both sides of Halsted 
street, from West Madison street to West Four- 
teenth stre-et. 

Aid. McNally moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make 
estimate for sidewalk on boih sides of Kedzie 
avenue from W. Lake street to Fulton street. 

Aid. Knopf moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed, 

ALSO 

The report of the Commissioners to make 
estimate tor sidewalk on the south side of Le 
Moyne street, from JS. Eobey street to Hoyne 

Jl VPll IIP 

Aid. Stauber moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed, 

liie motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make 
estimate for curbing, filling and paving Went- 
worth avenue in front of sundry lots, from 
Twenty-second street to Twenty-ninth street. 

Aid. Turner moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make 
estimate for curbing, filling and paving South 
Water street in front of sundry lots, between 
Franklin and Lake str« ets. * 

Aid. Pearsons moved that the report be ap 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO. 

I^bp renort of the Commissioners to make 
t^srirnate lor curbing, filling and paving Lincoln 
stiSfrom W. Adams street to W. Jackson 

^^Tfd' Hawleigh moved that the report be ap- 
pi^ved and that the order thereto attached be 

^Iche motion prevailed. 

AliSO. 

The renort of the commissioners to make 
esUmat^Foi curbing and filling Tcmpkins street, 
from W Polk to W. Taylor streets. 

A^d ihroop moved that the report be ap- 
pitled, ana that the order thereto attached be 



' The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make 



estimate for curbing, grading and paving W. 
Monroe street, from Loomis street to Ashland 
avenue. 

Aid Seaton moved that the report be approved, 
and that the order thereto attached be passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make 
estimate for curbing, filling and paving Clark 
street in front of sundry lots, from Polk to 
Twelfth streets. 

Aid. Ballard moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the oider thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Clerk presented an invitation from Thos. 
H. Miles, President of the Faculty of St. Ignatius 
College, requesting the Council to attend the 
commencement exercises of said College on 
June 26 at 7 : 45 o'clock p.m. 

Aid. Gilbert moved that the invitation be ac- 
cepted, and that the Clerk be instructed to 
return the thanks of the Council for the same. 

The motion prevailed. 

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES. 
POLICE. 

The Committee on Police to whom was re- 
ferred the report of the General Superintendent 
of Police for the quarter ending March 31, 1878, 
submitted a report recommending that it be 
placed on file. 

Aid. Daly moved to concur in thejreport. 

The motion prevailed. 

LICENSES. 

The Committee on Licenses to whom was 
referred an opinion of the City Attorney as to 
the power of the Council to license certain vo- 
cations, submitted a repoit thereon. 

Aid. Tully moved that the report be laid over 
and published. 

The motion prevailer!. 

The following is the report : 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chi- 
cago in City Council asaembled: 

Your Committee on Licenses to whom was re- 
ferred the opinion of the City Attorney on the 
power of the Council to license certain avoca- 
tions, having had the same under advisement, 
respectfully repoit : ^ , 

That they have carefully examined the same 
and would therefore recommend that the City 
Attorney draft and submit to this (. onncil at its 
next regular meeting proper ordinances licensing 
the f llowing avocations : ^ ^ ^ 

Bankers, $500; bakers, $10; livery stables, 
$50 ; lumber yards, $10O ; brewers, $300 ; distil- 
lers, $300 ; ordinaries, $25 ; tug boats, $25. 

E. F. CULLERTON, 

Fred Lodding, 
John Eiszner, 

M. KYAN, 

Frank Niesbn. 
Aid. Tuley in the chair. 

oas lights. 

The Committee on Gas Lights to whom was 
referred an ordinance for three lamp posts on 
Dearborn place, from Madison to Washington 
streets, submitted a report recommending that it 
be placed on fi|le. 

Aid . Smyth moved to concur in the report . 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO. 

The same committee to whom was referred an 
order for lamp posts on Hurlbut street, from 
Sigel street to Clybourn avenue, submitted a re- 
port recommending its passage. 

Aid. Wetterer moved to concur m the report 
and pass the order. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed : 



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Ordered, That the Department of Public 
Works be, and thej^ are hereby directed to pre- 
pare an ordinance for lamp posts on Hurlbut 
street, from Sigel street to Clybourne avenue. 

ALSO. 

Tlie same Committee to whom was referred a 
petition for lamp posts on Dayton street sut»- 
mittt-d a report, recommending the passage of 
an accompanying order. 

Aid. Mesen moved to concur in the report and 
pass the order. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, By the Mayor and Common Council 
of the City of Chicago, that the Department of 
Public Works be, and the same is hereby, in- 
structed to prepare an ordinance for the tracing 
of lamp posts on Dayton street, between Sophia 
and Center streets, and report the same to this 
Council. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee to whom was referred an 
ordinance for four lamp posts on Western ave- 
nue, from West Madison street to Wilcox street, 
submitted a report recommending its passage. 

Aid. Kawleigh moved to concur in the report 
and pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

F«!as- Tuley, Ballard, Sanders, Gilbert, Mallo- 
ry, Turner, Lodding, Cullertoii, Riordan, Mc- 
Nally, Lawler, Beidler, Smyth, McNurney, Eisz- 
ner. Cook, Throop, Seaton, Eawlelgh, Thomp- 
son, Knopf, Ryan, Stauber, Nlesen, Waldo, 
Schweisthal, Wetterer, Janssens, McCaffrey, 
Daly, Jonas— 31. 

ZVays- -None. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee to whom v^^as re- 
ferred the report of the Gas Inspector for the 
quarter ending March 31, 1878, submitted a re- 
port recommending that it be placed on file. 

Aid. Smyth moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee to whom was referred an . 
order for the removal of lamp post corner of So- 
phia and Fren)ont streets submitted a report 
recommending its passage. 

Aid. Ryan and Cullerton lequested that the re- 
port be deferred for final action until the next 
regular meeting. 

So ordered. 

HARBOR AND BRIDGES. 

The Committee on Harbor and Bridges, to 
whom was relened an order introduced by Aid, 
Turner relative to the construction of a bridge 
at Egan avenue, subraitted a report recommend- 
ing tlie passage of an amended order. 

Aid. Ryan moved to concur in the report and 
pass the order 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Fm.s--Pearsons, Tuley, Ballard, Sanders, Mal- 
lory, Tully, Turner, Lodding, Cullerton, Rior- 
dan, MclNally, Lawler, Beidler, Smyth, McNur- 
ney, Eiszner, i hroop, Seaton, R^wleigh, Thomp- 
son, Knopf, Ryan, Stauber, Niesen, Waldo, 
Schweisthal, Janssens, McCaffrey, Jonas.- -29. 

2Vayj^--None. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Department of Public 
Works is hereby directed to construct a culvert 
or sewer across Halsted street in the north half 
of Egan avenue, to take the citv's portion of the 
sewerage north of the center of said Egan ave- 
nue, using the amount necessary to defray the 
expense of the same out of the appropriation 
made March 5, 1878, for a bridge at Thirty-ninth 
and Halsted streets. 



MARKETS. 

The Committee on Markets, to whom was re- 
ferred an ordinance amending ordinance con- 
cerning sealing of scales, submitted a report 
recommending that it be placed on file 

Aid. Cuilerton and Lodding requested that 
the report be deferred for final action until the 
next regular meeting. 

So ordered. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, ti) whom was referred 
a petition for a hay market on North avenue, 
submitted a report recommending that it be re- 
ferred to the Department of Public Works, with 
instructions to prepare a proper ordinance and 
submit the same to the Council. 
Aid. Cullerton and Lodding requested that 
le report be deferredfor final action until th^ 



the repor 
next, regular meeting 
So ordered. 



ALSO, 

The same Committee to whom were referred 
the appointments Of J. W. Gift", John W. Fos- 
ter and T. T. Taylor, as Assistant City Weighers, 
submitted a report recommending that they be 
placed on file, as the ordinance concerning 
]mblic weighers requires no appointments from 
the Mayor. 

Aid. Waldo moved to concur In the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

PUBLIC BUILDINGS. 

The Committee on Public Buildings, to whom 
wasi-eferred the report of the Superintendent 
of Buildings for the month of May, 1878, sub- 
mitted a report recommending that "it be placed 
on file. 

Aid. Cook moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO. 

The same Committee to whom was referred an 
ordinance repealing an ordinance, authorizing 
the letting of contracts for City Hall, etc , sub- 
mitted a report, recommending that it be placed 
on file. 

Aid. Cullerton and McCaffrey requested that 
the report be deferred for final action until the 
next regular meeting. 

So ordered. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee to v^^hom was referred i.i\ 
order permitting Workingmen's Party to use 
Council Chamber Saturday June 1, 1878, sub- 
mitted a report recommending that it be placed 
on file. 

Aid . Cook moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ELECTIONS. 

The Committee on Elections, to whom was re- 
ferred the petition of Thompson W. Stout for 
investigation into election for Alderman in the 
iitteenth Ward, submitted a report recommend- 
ing that, inasmuch as Mr. Stout had not attempt- 
ed to prove the statements made in his commu- 
nication, that it be placed on file. 

Aid. Seaton moved to concur in the report. 

Ihe motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
the petition from Jas. H. Hildreth, asking seat in 
Council from the Seventh Ward, submitted a re- 
port adverse to the prayer of the petition. 

Aid. McNally submitted a minority report 
thereon. ^ 

Aid (Gilbert moved that the reports be laid 
oyer and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the majority report : 



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To the M?iyor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in City Council Afssemhled: 
Your Committee on Elections, to whom was 
refened the petition of Jas. H. Hildretli for a 
seat in tliis Council as Alderman elected from 
the Seventh Ward, having liad the same under 
advisement, respectfully lepori that the claim of 
Mr. Hildreth is based upon liis alleged election 
in April, 18.7. He was declared ineligible, and 
was refused a seat in the Council, after whicii he 
appealed to the courts for a writ of mandamus, 
which was refused, although the Appellate 
Court decided in effect that his disability had 
been removed by pardon, etc. Tliis decision was 
rendered since the late election for city officers. 
Your Committee have given this subject more 
than ordinary atteut on, and have given Mr. 
Hildretli every opportunity to present his case, 
which he has clone by counsel. 

Notwithstanding the decision of the Appellate 
Court, and even if Mr. Hildreth can show that 
injustice has been done him. your committee are 
unable to find any legal way for this Council to 
gram him relief. 

Sec. 34, Art. 3 of the City Charter says : '- The 
City Ci-uncil shall be judge of the election and 
qualification of its own members." . 

Tne powers granted therein were exercised by 
the Councils before when ihe Hildreth matter 
came up and decided adversely to his claims. 

On the 23d day of April, 1877, the returns of 
the city election at wliich James H. Hildreth 
received a plurality of the votes cast for Alder- 
man in the Seventh Ward were canvassed by the 
Council, and he was declared ineligible, and the 
seat refused him. 

On April 30,1877, the new Council adopted a 
resolution ratifying the action had by the former 
Council and declaruig that Mr. Hildreth was not 
eligible and not entitled to a seat in the Council. 
Mr. Hildreth then took his case to the courts. 
The Circuit Court refusing to grant the writ 
prayed for, he appealed to the Appellate Court 
witli the result before mentioned. 

The next action taken in the Council concern- 
ing the Seventh Ward election was later in 1877, 
and in March, 1878, being on the report of the 
Committee on Elections, to whom had been re- 
ferred the petition of John Kiordan for the seat 
refused to Mr. Hildreth, claiming that Hildreth 
was elected by fraud, etc. 

The Committee reported that they believed 
Mr. Kiordan was legally elected, and recom- 
mended that he be given the seat. 

The Council refused to concur in this report on 
the 7th day of March, 1878, but then and there 
declared that a vacancy existed in the office ■ f 
Alderman Irom the Seventh Ward, and ordered 
that such vacancy should be filled by a special 
election in accordance with law, thus again 
affirming the former decisions. 

The same Council on April 22, 1878, declared 
that John McNally and John Kiordan were duly 
elected Aldermen of the Seventh Ward This 
Council has never questionea the right of thes^e 
gentlemen to their seats, and has therefore tacit- 
ly approved all former action in relation 
thereto . 

Your Committee believe that this Council has 
no nower to go back of the acts of previous 
Councils on questions relating to membership. 
Thev were tlie judges of the questions before 
theni and we believe mat when they passed 
upon them the act was final and conclusive, and 
to this effect is the decision of the Appellate 
Court on Mr. Hildreth's appeal. 

In the case of Mr. Hildreih all this has been 
done as we have shown, and if he has been un- 
f airlY and mijustly treat ed it is too late to reinedy 
ii as it is a matter over woich we undoubtedly 
have no control, and therefore it must be lett as 
it is. 
For these reasons we recommend that the 



prayer of petitioner for a seat in this Council be 
refused, and his petition placed on file. 
S. G. Seatok, 

M. F.TULEY, 

James H. Gilbert, 
A. G. Throop. 

Committee. 

The following is the minority report ; 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chi- 
cago in City Council assembled. 
Your Committee on Elections to whom was re- 
ferred the petition of James H. Hildreth. claim- 
ing a seat in the City Council of the city of Chi- 
cago having had the same under advisement, 
respectfully submit the following minority re- 
port : The minority of your committee respect- 
fully represents that it has thoroughly investi- 
gated tne subject matter, and has also received 
the opinion of some of the ablest attorneys in 
this city upon the same, which in brief is, that 
the Appellate Court, having rendered a decision 
that James H. Hildreth was eligible, at the time 
of his election for alderman, and that the City 
Council had no authority .o exclude him for the 
disqualification specifically charged ; that in so 
doing the Council not only committed a wrong 
against said James H. Hildrith, but also dis- 
franchised the majority of the voters of the 
Seventh Ward. 

Your committe hold, that it is not in the 
province of the Council to say who shall repre- 
sent the people of the Seventh Ward in the City 
Council, but that under the charter of said city 
the people elect their representatives to the City 
Council as suits their pleasure, und your com- 
mittee is fully advised tiiat the Council is not the 
sole judges and qualification of its members, and 
for the reason that there is no such authority 
given in the charter, and the Appellate Court 
has so decided. Your committee therefore is 
of the opinion that the ordinance passed by the 
former Council, declaring a vacancy in the office 
of alderman in the Seventh Ward is null and 
void, and that the Appellate Court has so in 
ettect held in the decis on rendered in the Hil- 
dreth case ; under the decision of the Appellate 
Court n.. one will attempt to deny that ir James 
H. Hildreth should commence proceedings by 
quo warranto against John Kiordan, to know by 
what authority he holds a scat in the City 
Council, that the Court would oust said Kiordan 
from his seat because the Appellate Court has 
so decided. , ^ 

While your committee beheves that a pro- 
ceeding in the nature of quo warranto in the 
courts would decide that James H. Hildreth is 
ei>tiiled to a seat in the City Council, your com- 
mittee is of the opinion that said Hildreth ought 
not to be required to submit to the delays and 
expense of such proceeding, because the Appel- 
late Court has decided that he was eligible at 
the time of his election. _ . 

Your committee is of the further opinion that 
the action of the Council, in declaring James H. 
H Idreth ineligible, and calling an election to 
fill the seat claimed by him, was illegal, and, 
therefore, null and void. And your committee 
■ would recommend to your honorable body that 
James H. Hildreth be declared entitled to a seat 
as alderman from the Seventh Ward of this city 
for the nexpirei" term for which he was elected, 
and that the seat heretofore given to John 
Kiordan in the City Council be declared vac^ated, 
and that James H. Hildreth be declared entitled 
to the same. ^^ ^^ 

John McNALiiY. 



Aid. Lawler moved that the reports of the 
Committee on Elections be made the special 
order for the next regular meeting at 9 : 30 p. m. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays, as fol- 

Fcas— Tuiey, Sanders, Tully, Turner, Lodding, 
Cullerton, Oliver, Lawler, Smyth, McNurney,. 
Eiszner, Kyan, Niesen, Janssens, McCafllrey— 15. 



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jVaiis— Pearsons, lallard, Cary, Phelps, Gil- 
bert. 'Mallovv, Beidler. Cook, Tliroop. Seaton, 
Kawleigli, 'liiompson. Knopf, Stauber, Waldo, 
Scliweistlial, Wetterer, Daly Jonas— 19. 

SPECIAL ORDER. 

The Chair directed that the special order, the 
ordinance authorizing- a transfer of money from 
Water Income accoimt to Water Pipe Extension 
account be now taken up. 

Aid. Lodding moved that the ordinance be 
passed. 

Aid. Lawler moved to amend the ordinance 
bv striking out !S75,000, and inserting $125,000. 

Aid. Thompsorx cjilled for the previous ques- 
tion. 

The Council refus!>dto order t'.ie main question 
by veas and navs, as follows : 

Fea.>--Tuily. Cook. Seaton, Kawleigh, Ryan, 
Stauber, Waldo, Janssens— 8. 

iVays— Pearsons, Tnlev. Ballard, Sanders, 
Carv. Phelps, Gilbert, Mailory, Turner, Lodding, 
Culierton. Riordan. McNally. Oliver, Lawler, 
Beidler, Smvth, McNurney. Eisz)ier, Throop, 
Thompson, Knopf. Niesen. Schweisthal, Wet- 
terer, McCaffrey. Daly, Jonas--28. 

Aid. Lodding m ved to lay the amendment- 
of Aid. Lawler on the table. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yea.s--Pearsons, Tuley, Ballard. Sanders, Ca- 
ry. Phelps, Gilbert. Mailory, Tully, Turner, 
Lodding. Riordan. Beidler, Smyth, Eiszner. Cook, 
Throop, Seaton. Rawleigh, Thompson, Knopf, 
Ryan. Stauber, Niesen. Waldo, Schweisthal, 
Wetterer, Janssens. Daly--29. 

iV'ay.s^— Culierton , McNally, Oliver, Lawler, Mc- 
Nurney, McCaffrey, Jonas.--?. 

Aid. 'Throop called for the previous question, 
and the call was sustained. 

The question then being on the passage of the 
ordinance, the yeas and nays were taken and 
the ordinance was passed by the following 
vote : 

Feas— Tulev, Ballard, Sanders. Cary, Phelps, 
Gilbert. Mailory, Tully, Lodding, Culler- 
ton. Riordan. McNally, Oliver, Lawler, 
Beidler, Smyth, McNnrney, Eiszner, Cook, 
Throop, Seaton, Rawleigh. Thompson, Knopf, 
Ryan. Stauber, Niesen. Waldo. Schweisthal, 
Wetterer, Janssens, McCaffrey, Daly, Jonas— 34. 

iN'ai/s— Pearsons--! . 

The following is the ordinance as passed : 



AK ORDINANCE 

Authorizing the transfer of seventy-five thou- 
sand dollars from the credit of the water in- 
come account to the credit of water pipe ex- 
tension account. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 

Chicago : 

Section i. That the sum of seventy-five 
thousand (.$75,000) dollars be, and the same is, 
hereby transferred from the credit of the water 
income account to the credit of the water pipe 
extension account, the said sum to he expended 
in water pipe extension under the direction of 
the Department of Public Works 

Sec. 2. This ordinance shall take effect and 
b e in force from and after its passage. 

special order. 

The Chair directed that the special order, the 
ordinance for extension of horse railway on 
West Madison street, be now taken up. 

Aid, Rawleigh moved to amend the ordinance 
by striking out all after the enacting clause 
and inserting the following in lieu thereof : 

Section l . That this Council does hereby de- 
termine in accordance with the tei-ms and pro- 
visions of said ordinance, passed May 23d, 1859, 
that the public interest requires that the railway 



tracks of the (Chicago City Railway Company, 
whioh have hitherto been laid on West Lake 
street, and as the same exist thereon, shall be 
extended west on said Lake sti-eet from their 
present terminus to the proposed trotting park 
on AVest Madison street, just west of Central 
Park, a public park existing in the West Division 
of the City of Chicago (or that a line of railway 
equivalent thereto should be extended to said 
trotting park), and tlie said Chicago City Pi,ailway 
Company is hereby ordered and directed to ex- 
tend the tracks of tlieir railway west on Lake 
street to said trotting park, arid that the said 
track or tracks shall be laid down within sixty 
days after the said com))any is notified of tlie 
P'l'ssa'^e of iliis ordin Mice in accordance with 
tlie reqnirenu'nts oi said oi'dinance, passed May 
23d, 1X59. and shall be used, opei'ated and main- 
tained subject to all of the provisions of said or- 
dinance. 

Sec. 2. Tlie Chicago West Division Railway 
Company, the successor of the Cliicago City Rail- 
way Company, and owner of all its rights, priv- 
11 f ties and franchises, so far as relates to the 
West Division of the City, and under obliga- 
tion to perform all the duties of said last named 
company, in respect to horse railways in such 
division, may instead of extending its railway 
tracks now existing on Lake street, extend its 
tracks west on Madison strept. from the steam 
railway tracks on Rockwell street to the pro- 
posed trotting park, subject to all of the provis- 
ions of the ordinance mentioned in the foregoing 
section, and in case said Chicago West Division 
Railway Company shall elect to extend their 
said track on West Madison street, west to the 
proposed trotting park as aforesaid, and shall 
notify the Cily Council of ihe same, and that they 
will opf rate and maintain a horse railway from 
the present terminus of their railway tracks on 
Madison street, from the steam railway tracks 
on Rockwell street to said proposed trotting 
park, then all provisions of said ordinance shall 
. be observed by the Chicago West Division Rail- 
way Company as respects the said tracks herein 
authorized to be laid upon Madison street. 

Sec. 3 The riglitsand privileges hereby grant- 
ed to said company to keep, maintain, use and 
enjoy the rights to operate thereon railway cars 
and carriages upon the terms, with the rights 
and subject to the conditions and restrictions 
mentioned in the act incorporating said com- 
pany and acts amendatory of the same are for a 
tenri and period of twenty years from the date 
and passage of this ordinance. 

Sec. 4. The said company shall be entitled to 
enjoy all such rights and privileges hereby 
granted, after the expiration of the time fixed lii 
this ordinance, and until the City Council shall 
thereafter elect, by order for tl'iat purpose, to 
grant the privilege to some person, persons, 
party or parties, corporaiion or company, to 
purchase said track or tracks oi said railway 
cars, carriages, furniture and implements and 
appurtenan es of every kind and description 
then used in the operation of the railways herein 
authorized and pay for the same in the' manner I 
hereinafter mentioned. j 

Sec. 5. Such order to purchase shall fix the ' 
time when said person, persons, party, pa- ties, • 
corporation or company will take such railway ' 
and other property before mentioned which shall 
not be less than six months after the passage of 
said order, and at the time of taking such rail- 
way and other property before mentioned, the 
said person, party, corporation or company shall 
pay to the party or parties, operating the same, 
a sum of money to be ascertained by three com- 
missioners to be appointed for that purpose, as 
follows : One to be cliosen by said person or 
parties from the disinterested freeholders of 
Cook ('ounty, one in like manner by the said 
Company, its associates or successors operating 
said road, and the two nersons so chosen to 
choose the third from said freeholders. 

Sec. 6. The said Railway Company, its suc- 
cessors or assigns, as respects grading, paving, 



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macadamizing, filling, or planking, shall at their 
own expense keep eight feet in width where a 
single track is vised, and sixteen feet in width 
where double track is used, of said streets or 
parts thereof, so occupied as provided in this 
ordinance, in good repair so that wagons, cai- 
riages or other vehicles, can pass and repass at 
any and all points, and in any and all directions, 
and when any new improvements, paving, re- 
paving, macadamizing, planking, or replaiiking 
is ordered by the City Council in said street, said 
Eailw^y Company sliall in the same manner and 
with like material as required hy the owners of 
property as to other contiguous parts of the 
street make such new improvements on eight 
feet in width where a single track is used and 
sixteen feet in width where a double track is 
used, and if the said Company shall refuse or 
neglect to make such new improvement within a 
reasonable time to be fixed by the ordinance, the 
work may be done by the city, and the cost 
thereof assessed upon said Company and col- 
lected as other assessments from any real or 
personal property of said Company. 

Sec. 7. The tracks hereby authorized shall 
be deemed as an extension of the tracks already 
laid by said Company on Midison street, and no 
additional fare shall be charged over the line so 
extended by virtue of this ordinance. 

Sec. 8. This ordinance shall take effect and 
be in force from and after its passage. 

Aid. Ry;m called to the Chair. 

Aid. Tnley moved to amend the amendment 
of Aid. Rawleiuh by striking out Sec. 3 and in- 
serting the following in lieu thereof • 

Sec. 3. The rights a,nd privileges hereby 
granted to said company to keep, maintain, use 
and enjoy the rigiit to operate thereon railway 
cars and carriages, are granted for twenty year's 
from the passage of this ordinance, upon the 
same terms, and with tlie same rights, and sub- 
ject to the conditions and restrictions which tlie 
said company now has, and which exist in re- 
gard to the tracks of said comnany now laid on 
West Madison street east of Western avenue. 

Aid. Rawleiiih accepted the amendment. 

The qupstion then being on the adoption of the 
amendment of Aid Rawleigh, as amended by 
Aid Tuley, it was 

Agreed to. 

Aid Rawleigh moved that ihe ordinance as 
amended be passed. 

The motion prevailed and the ordinance was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows. 

Feas— Pearsons Ballard, Sanders, Cary, 
Phelps, Gilbert, Mallory, Turner, Lodding, Cui- 
lerton,Riordan.McNally. Oliver, Lawler. Beid- 
ler, Smyth. McNurney, Eiszner, Cook, Tliroon, 
Seaton. Rawleigh, Rvan,Nie en. Waldo, Schweis- 
thal. Wetterer, Janssens, McCaffrey, Daly. Jo- 
nas— 32. 

iVays— Thompson, Knopf. Stauber 

The following is the ordinance as passed : 

AN ORDINANCE, 

To provide forthe extension of horse railway 
tracks to the proposed trotting park on West 
Madison street, just west of C'^ntral Park, in the 
West Division of the Citv of Chicago. 

Wherea-'i, By an Act of the General Assembly 
of the State of Illinois, entitled " An Act to pro- 
mote the construction of hor-^e railways in the 
City of Chicago, approved February 14th, 1859," 
and by a certain ordinance of said City in pursu- 
ance of the act aforesaid, entitled " An ordinance 
authorizing the extension and operation of cer- 
tain horse railways in the streets of the South 
and West Division of Chicago," passed May 23, 
1859, found on page 194 of the Revised Ordin- 
ances (section 29) of the City of Chicag •, and 

Whereas, Said ordinance authorizing the ex- 
tension and operation of said horse railways,and 
granted upon certain conditions, which are set 
forth in said ordinance, passed May 23d, 1859, 



one of which said conditions was that " whenev- 
er the Common Council shall determine that the 
public interest requii'es any one of said rail- 
ways last mentioned to be constructed or extend- 
ed as the case may be and shall by ordinance 
direct such construction or extension, then said 
company shall be required to complete said ex- 
tension or construction in sixty days after being 
notified of such ordinance. 

Provided, however. That such ordinance shall 
include one street only, that then there shall be 
an interval of at least three months between 
sucli ordinances, and that the same shall not be 
made at an unseasonable time of the year for 
doing such work ; now therefore. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago. 

Section l. That this Council does hereby de- 
termine in accordance with the terms and pro- 
visions of said ordinance, passed May 23rd, 1859, 
that the public interest requires that the railway 
tracks of the Ci.icago City Kailway Company, 
which have hitherto been laid on West Lake 
street, and as the same exist therein, shall be 
extended west on said Lake street from their 
present terminus to the proposed trotting park 
on West Madison street, just west of Central park^ 
a public park, existing in the West Division of 
the Citv of Chicago, (or that a line of railway 
equivalent thereto should be extended to said 
trotting park) and the said Chicago City Railway 
Company is hereby ordered and directed to ex- 
tend the tracks of their railway west on Lake 
street to sai<l trotting park, and that the said 
track or tracks shall be laid down within sixty 
days after the said company is notified of the 
passage of this ordinance, in accordance with 
the requirements of said ordinance, passed May 
23d, 1859, and shall be used, operated, and main- 
tained subject to all of the ^provisions of said 
ordinance. 

Sec 2. The Chicago West Division Eailway 
Com[)any, the successor of the Chicago City Rail- 
way Company, and owner of all its right's, pri- 
vileges and franchises, so far as relates to 
the West Division of the City, and under obli- 
gation to perform all the duties of said last named 
company, in respect to horse railways in such 
division, may instead of extending its railway 
tracks now existing on Lake street, extend its 
tiMcks west on Madison street, from the steam 
railway tracks on Rockwell sireet to the pro- 
})Osed trotting park, subject to all of the provis- 
ions of the ordinance mentioned in the foregoing 
section, and in case said Chicago West Division 
Railway Company shall elect to extend their 
said track on West Madison street, west to the 
proposed trotting park as aforesaid, and shall 
notify the City Council of the same, and that they 
will operate and maintain a horse railway frorh 
the present terminus of their railway tracks on 
Madison street, from the steam railway tracks 
on Rockwell street to said proposed trotting 
park, then all provisions of said ordinance shall 
be observed by the Chicago West Division Rail- 
way Company as respects the said tracks herein 
authorized to be laid upon Madison street. 

Sec. 3. The rights and privileges hereby grant- 
ed to said company to keep, maintain, use and 
enjoy the rights to operate thereon railway cars 
and carriages are granted for the term of twenty 
years from the ])assage of this ordinance upon 
the same terms, with the rights and subject to the 
conditions and restrictions which the said Com- 
pany now has and which exist in regard to the 
tracks of said Company now laid on said West 
Madison street, east of Western avenue. 

Sec. i. The said company shall be entitled to 
enjoy all such rights and privileges hereby 
granted, after the expiration of the time fixed in 
this ordinance, and until the City Council shall 
thereafter elect, by order for that purpose, to 
grant the privilege to some person, persons, 
party or parties, corporation or company, to 
purchase said tiack or tracks of said railway 
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appurtenances of every kind and description then 
iised in tlie operation of tlie railways herein 
authorized, and pay for the same in the manner 
hereinafter mentioned. 

Seg. 5. Such order to purchase shall fix the 
time when said person, persons, party, parties, 
corporation or company will take such railway 
and other property before mentioned which shall 
not he less than six months after the passage of 
said order, and at the time of taking such rail- 
way and other property before mentioned, the 
said person, party, corporation or company shall 
pay to the party or parties, operating the same, 
a sum of money to be ascertained by rhree com- 
missioners to be appointed fur that purpose, as 
follows : One to be chosen bv said person or 
parties from the disinterested freeholders of 
Cook County, one in like mannei- bv the said 
Company, its associates or successors' operating 
said road, and the two per ons so chosen to 
choose the third from said freeholders. 

Sec. 6. The said Hallway Company, its suc- 
cessors or assigns as respects grading, paying, 
macadamizing, filling or planking, shall at their 
own expense keep eight feet in width where a 
single track is used and sixteen feet in width 
where double track is used, of said streets or 
parts thereof, so occupied as provided in this 
ordinance, in good repair, so that wagons, car- 
nages or other vehicles can pass and Repass at 
any and all points, and in any and all directions, 
and when any new improvements, paving, re- 
paying, repairing, macadamizing, planking or 
replanking is ordered by the City Council in said 
street, said railway company shall in the same 
manner, and with like material, as required by 
the owners of property, as to other contiguous 
parts of the street make such new improvements 
on eight feet in widtii where a single track is 
used and sixteen feet in width where a double 
rrack is used, and if the said company shall 
refuse or neglect to make such improvements, 
within.a reasonable time to be fixed by the ordi- 
nance the work may be done by the city, and 
the cost thereof assessed upon said company and 
collected as other assessments from any real or 
personal property of said company. 

Sec. 7. The tracks hereby authorized shall be 
deemed as an extension of the tracks already 
laid by said company on Madison stieet and rb 
additional fare shall be charged over the line so 
extended by virtue of this ordinance . 

Sec. 8. This ordinance shall take effect and 
oe m force from and after its passage. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the rules be sus- 
pended for the-purpose of allowing him to pre- 
sent a resolution. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : two-thirds not agreeing 

Feos— Tuley, Mallory, Turner. Lodding Cul- 
lerton. Ptiordan, McNally,01iver,Lawler, lAlcNur- 
ney, Eiszner, Ryan, Stauber, Niesen, Wetterer, 
J anssens, McCaffrey, Jonas— 18. 

iVaj/s— Pearsons, Ballard, Sanders, Cary, 
Phelps, Gilbert, Beidler, Smyth, Cook, Throop, 
Seaton,Thompson, Knonf, Waldo, Schweisthal, 
Daly— 17. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that when the Council 
adjourns it be until Thursday, June 27, at 7 30 
o'clock p. m. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Fea.sf— Tuley, Sanders, Turner, Lodding, Cul- 
lerton, McNally, Lawler, Smyth, McNurney, 
Eiszner Kyan, Stauber, Nieseni Wetterer, Jans- 
sens, McCaffrey. Jonas— 17. 

Nays—Te-dYsbm, Ballard. Cary, Phelps, Gil- 
bert, Mallory, Riordan, Oliver, Beidler, Cook, 
Throop, Seaton, Rawleigh. Thompson, Knopf, 
Waldo, Schweisthal, Daly- -18. 

Aid. Thompson moved that the Council do 
now adjourn. 

The moti n was lost by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 



I eas-Cullerton, McNally, Oliver, Beidler, 
^,l^\'\0P>^^'w]e}gh, Thompson, Knopf, Niesen 
Waldo, Schweisthal, Daly-12. 
^a^s-Pearsons, Tuley; Ballard. Sander.^Cary, 
Gilbert, Mallory. Turner, Lodding, Riordan, 
Lawler, Smyth, McNurney, Eiszner, Cook, Sea- 
ton, Ryan, Stauber, Wetterer, Janssens, McCaf- 
frey, Jonas— 23. 

REPORTS OP SELECT COMMITTEES. 

The Joint Committee on Streets and Alleys 
three divisions, to whom was referred an ordi- 
nance to protect the streets from injury by over- 
loaded vehicles, etc., submitted a report recom- 
mending that It be placed on file. 

Aid. Gilbert and Mallory requested that the 
report be deferred for final action until the next 
regular meeting. 

So ordered . 

ALSO. 

The same Committee to whom was referred 
a petition for sidewalk on Douglas avenue from 
Portland avenue to Stewart avenue, submitted a 
report recommending that it be referred to the 
Department of Public Works with instructions 
to ])repare an ordinance, etc. 

Aid. Gilbert moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee to whom were referred 
a communication and order concerning Vieira's 
street guide, submitted a report recommending 
that they be placed on file. 

Aid Cullerton and Lawler requested that the 
report be deferred for final action until the next 
regular meeting. 

So ordered. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee to whom was referred 
an ordinance prohibiting express wagons from 
standing on streets occupied by horse railways 
submitted a report recommending that it "be 
placed on file 

Aids Cullerton and Lawler requested that the 
report be deferred for final action until the next 
regular meeting. 

So ordered. 

Aid. Pearsons moved to suspend the rules for 
the purpose of presenting and taking action on 
an ordinance concerning the sale of fireworks. 
foU "?°*^°^^ prevailed by yeas and nays, as 
, Yeas-Feavsons, Tuley, Sanders, Gilbert, Mal- 
It^Tv ^1^^^^ K^.^^^''^®^'' Nodding, Cullerton. Riordan, 
McNally Oliver, Lawler, McNurney, Eiszner 
seaton, Rawleigh, Thompson, Knopf. Niesen 
Schweisthal, Wetterer, Janssens, McCaffrey 
Daly, Jonas— 26. •^' 

iVat/s-Ballard, Cary, Phelps.Beidler, Smyth, 
Cook, Throop, Ryan, Stauber, Waldo-io. 

Aid. Phelps moved that the ordinance be re- 
ferred to the Committee on Fire and Water, 
low "^"^^^^^ ^^^^ ^^^^ ^y y^as and nays, as fol- 

reai'— Pearsons, Tuley, Ballard, Cary, Phelps 
Beidler Srnyth, Cook, Throop, Rawleigh, Knopf' 
Ryan, Stauber, Waldo, Wetterer, Daly- -16 ' 

i^ ays- < Sanders, Gilbert, Mallory, tully, Tur- 
ner, Lodding, Cullerton, Riordan, McNally 
Oliver, Lawler, McNurney, Eiszner, Seaton 
Ijioinpson, Niesen, Schweisthal, Janssens 
McCaftrey, Jonas- -20. 

Aid. Rawleigh moved that the Council do now 
^^The motion was lost by yeas and nays, as fol- 

Fea.5 -Pearsons, Ballard, Cary, Phelps, Beid- 

i\^a.i/s— Tuley, Sanders, Gilbert, Mallory, Tully, 



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Turner, Lodding, Cullerton, Eiordan, McNally, 
Oliver, Lawler, McNuruey, Eiszner. Seaton, 
Thompson, Ryan, Stauber, Niesen, Schweistlial, 
Janssens, McCaffrey, Daly, Jonas.— 24. 
Aid. Cullerton moved that the ordinance be 

^¥he motion was lost by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Feas— Sanders, Gilbert, Mallory, Tully, Tur- 
ner Lodding, Cullerton, Kiordan, McNally, 
Oliver, Lawler, McNurney, Eiszner, Wetterer, 
Janssens , McCaffrey , Jonas- -17 . 

jVTai/s- -Pearsons, Tiiley, Ballard, Cary, Phelps, 
Beidler, Stnytli. Coolv,Tiivoop, Seaton, iiawleij';li, 
Thompson, Knopf, Kvan. Stauber, Niesen, 
Waldo, Schweisthal, Daly— 19. 



ADJOURNMENT . 

Aid. Rawleigh moved that the Council do now 
adjourn. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays, as fol- 
lows : 

Feas— Tuley, Sanders, Cary, Phelps, Gilbert, 
Mallory, Lodding, Riordan. Oliver, Beidler, 
McNurney, Eiszner, Throop, Rawleigh, Thomp- 
son, Knopf, Stauber, Niesen, Waldo, Schweis- 
thal, Wetterer, Jonas— 22. 

iVays— Pearsons, Ballard, Tully, Turner, Cul- 
lerton, McNally, Lawler, Smyth, Cook, Seaton, 
Ryan. Janssens, McCaffrey, Daly— 14. 

And the Council stood adjourned. 

CASPAR BUTZ, 

Citif Cloic. 



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CITY COUNCIL. 



SPECIAL MEETING. 



J"Ul<r:B 28, 1878. 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 

No quorum. 

CASPAR BUTZ, 

City Clerk. 



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REGULAR MEETINa 



OrXJILY 1, 1878. 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 

Present— Aid. Pearsons, Tuley, Ballard, San- 
ders, Gary, Phelps, Gilbert, Mallory, Tully, Tur- 
ner. Lodding, Eiordan, McNally, Oliver, Lawler 
Beidler, Smyth, McNurney, Eiszner, Gook' 
Throop, Seaton, Eawleigh, Thompson, Knopf 
Evan, Stauber, Niesen, Waldo, Schweisthal 
Wetterer, Janssens, McGaffrey, Daly, Jonas. 

Absenl^Ald. Gullerton, and His Honor the 
Mayor. 



Aid. Tuley in|the Ghair . 

MINUTES, 

Aid. Kawleigli moved that the minutes of the 
regular meeting held June 24th, 1878, and the 
special meeting of June 28th. 1878, be approved 
without being read. 

The motion prevailed. 



REPORTS OF CITY OFFICERS. 

The Glerk presented a commmiication from 
His Honor the Mayor, covering a list of names 
ol persons pardoned from the House of Gorrec- 
tion during the week ending June 29, 1878 
which was 

Placed on file. 

ALSO. 

A communication covering an invitation from 
Samuel Jacobs. Mayor of Logansport, to witness 
the formal opening of the Water Works of said 
city on July 4th. 

Aid. Rawleigh moved that the invitation be 
accepted and placed on file. 

The motion prevailed. 



ALSO. 

The following communication : 

Ghicago, July 1st, 1878. 
Hon. City Council, City of Chicago- 

Gentlemek :-J. L. Allen having withdrawn 
?ntn<f.?.®\'r"^^^^*^ *"°^' the office of SchZl 
fe fn fin hereby appoint A. G. Bartlett in his 

Which was ^^^^^^^^^t'^' ^- HEATH, Mayor. 
Eeferred to the Gommittee on Schools. 

ALSO, 

The following communication : 

Chicago, July 1st, 1878. 
Hon. City Council, City of Chicago: 

Gentlemen :-David A. Kolin having with- 
&"i his name as candidate for the office of 
School Inspector, I hereby appoint Emanuel 
Frankenrhal in his stead, to fill such office and 
ask concurrence of your honorable body 
Obediently, 

Which was M. HEATH, Mayor. 

Referred to the Gommittee on Schools. 

REPORTS OF SELECT COMMITTEES. 

wf^^^i£vSf ^^' ""^ ^^^ ^e^ec* Committee to whom 
was lef erred an ordi nance authorizing pavii " 
of horse railway tracks with cobblestoiie lib'- 
mitted a repor: recommending that it be placed 

Aid. Eyan and Gook moved that the re- 
So ordered. 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 

The Glerk presented the report of the Commit- 



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tee on Streets and Alleys, W. D., on petition for 
improvement of the sanitary condition of Ma- 
son's slip, recommending tliat tlie petition be re- 
ferred to tlie Department of Public Works, to- 
gether with the Committee on Health and Toun- 
ty delations, witli power to act, deferred June 
lb, 1878. . , 

Aid. Tliroop moved to concur ni the report. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Fcas- -Pearsons, Tuley, Ballard, Sanders, C;a- 
ry, Phelps, Gilbert, Mallory, Tully, Turner. 
Lodding, Kiordan, McNally, Oliver, Lawler, 
Beidler, Smyth, McNurney, Eiszner, Cook, 
Throop, Seaton, Kawleigla, Thompson, Knopf, 
Ryan. Niesen, Schweisthal, Wetterer, McCaf- 
frey, Daly, Jonas. --32, 

iV'ays— None. 

Aid. Rawleigh moved to suspend the rules for 
tlie purpose of introducing an ordinance in rela- 
tion to paying Interest on City scrip. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows. 

Teas- -Pearsons, Tuley, Ballard, Sanders,Cary, 
Phelps, Gilbert, Mallory. Tully, Turner, Lodding, 
Kiordan, McNally, Oliver, Lawler, Smyth, Mc- 
Nurney, Eiszner, Cook, Throop, Seaton, Raw- 
leigh, Thompson, Knopf, Ryan, Niesen, Schweis- 
thal, Wetterer, Janssens, McCaffrey, Jonas— 32. 

Nays— Noue. 

Aid. Kawleigh moved that the ordmance be 
referred to the City Attorney, Corporation Coun- 
sel, and the Committee on Judiciary, with in- 
structions to rei)ort back to this Council at the 
next regular meeting. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Clerk presented the report of the Commit- 
tee on Public Buildings, on resolution relative to 
stone to be used in constructing the City Hall, 
laid over and published May 27, and laid over 
temper aril v June 3. 

Aid. Lawler moved that the report be post- 
poned temporarily. 

Aid. Cook called for the yeas and nays and the 
motion prevailed by the following vote . 

Yeas— Tuley, Sanders, Gary, Gilbert, Mallory, 
Turner, Lodding, McNally, Oliver, Lawler, Mc- 
Nurney, Eiszner, Ryan; Nieseu, Schweisthal, 
Wetterer, Janssens, McCaffrey, Jonas— 19. 

Nays— VtiiXYSons, Ballard, Phelps, Tully, Rior- 
dan, Beidler, Smyth, Cook, Throop, Seaton, 
Rawleigh, Thompson, Knopf, Stauber, Daly, --15. 

SPECIAL OKDER, 

Thechair directed that the special order, the 
ordinance concerning the opening of- Dearborn 
street be now taken up. 

Aid. Gilbert moved that the ordinance repeal- 
ing the ordinance for the opening of Dearborn 
street be passed notwithstanding the veto of tiie 
Mayor. 

The motion prevailed by yeas andjiays, as fol- 
lows : 

Feas-Ballard, Sanders, Gary, Gilbert, Mal- 
lory, Turner, Lodding, McNally, Lawler, Mc- 
Nurney, Cook, ihroop, Rawleigh, Thompson, 
Knopf, Ryan, Stauber, Niesen, Waldo, Schweis- 
thal, Wetterer, Janssens, McCaffrey, Daly, 
Jonas. --25. ^ ,, ' . 

JVmjs- -Pearsons, Phelps, Tully, Riordan, 
Oliver, Beidler, Smyth, Eiszner, Seaton,— 9. 

The following is the ordinance as passed : 

OBDINANOB 

Repealing ordinance and annulling assess- 
ments for the extension or opening of Dearborn 
street, from Jackson street to Fourteenth street. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago. 

Section i. That the ordinance entitled "An 
ordinance for the extension or opening of Dear- 
born street, from Jackson street to Fourteenth 



street," passed March 17, 1873, be and the same 
is hereby repealed, and that the assessments 
made under the provisions of this ordinance, to- 
wit : the assessment confirmed by the Superior 
Court of Cook County, May 14, 1875 warrant No, 
2,936, and the assessment confirmed by said Su- 
perior Court of Cook County, confirmed June 5, 
1875, Warrant No. 2,971, be and the same are 
hereby annulled. , , . 

Sec. 2. That the Comptroller be andheia 
hereby directed to refund all moneys received 
by him on account of said Warrants 2,936 and 
2 971, 
' Sec. 3. This ordinance shall ^be in force from 
and after its passage. 

Aid. Gilbert moved that the ordinance for 
opening Dearborn street from Jackson street to 
Fourteenth street be passed, the veto of His- 
Honor the Mayor, to the contrary notwithstand- 

riie motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows ■ 

reads'- Ballard, Sanders, Gary, Gilbert, Mal- 
lory, Tully, Turner, Lodding, McNally, Oliver, 
Lawler, McNurney, Cook, Throop. Rawleigh,, 
Thompson, Knopf. Ryan, Stauber, Niesen, Wal- 
do, Schweisthal, Wetterer, Daly, Jonas- -25. 

i^'at/.s- Pearsons, Phelps, Riordan, Beidler,, 
Smyth, Eiszner, Seaton, Janssens, McCaffrey, 
—9. 

SPECIAL OKDBR. 

The Chair directed that the special order, the 
reports of Committees on the appointments of 
His ELonor the Mayor, be now taken up. 

The motion prevailed. 

COMMITTEE OK FINANCE. 

The Committee on Finance to whom was re- 
ferred the appointment of J. A. Farwell as 
Comptroller, submitted a report recommending, 
that the appointment be confirmed. 

Aid. Smyth and Daly requested that the report 
be deferred for final action until the next regular 
meeting. 

So ordered. 

COMMITTEE ON POLICE, 

The Committee on Police, to whom was re- 
ferred the appointment of M. C. Hickey as Gen- 
eral Superintendent of Police, submitted a re- 
port recommending that he be confirmed. 

Aid. Beidler and Smyth requested that the re- 
port be deferred for final action until the next 
regular meeting. 

So ordered, 

ALSO. 

The same Committee to whom was referred 
the appointment of Jos. H. Dixon as Deputy 
Superintendent of Police, submitted a report 
recommending its passage. 

Aid. Beidler and Smyth requested that the 
report be deferred for final action until the next; 
regular meeting. 

So ordered. 

BRIDKWKLL. 

The Committee on Bridewell to whom was re- 
ferred the appointment of Louis Wahl, as In- 
spector oi the House of Con ection for the term 
ending May, 1880, submitted, a report recom- 
mending that he be confirmed. 

Aid. Lodding and Smytli requested that the 
report be deferred for final action until the next 
regular meeting. 

So ordered. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee to whom was referred the 
appointment of Chas. G. Hammond as Inspector 
of the House of Correction for the term ending 
May, 1881, subni'tteff a report recommending 
that the appointment be confirmed. 



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Aid. Lawler and T.odding requested that the 
report be deferrea for final action until tlie next 
regular meeting. 

yo ordered . 

ALSO, 

The same Committee to whom was referred 
the appointment of John . Haines as Inspector 
of the House of Correction, for the term endhig 
May, 1879. submitted a report recommending 
that the Council do not consent to such appoint- 
ment, and that the Mayor be requested to send 
another name to the Council, 

Aid. Smyth and Kawleigh requested that the 
report be deferred for final action until the next 
regular meeting. 

So ordered, 

COMMITTEE OK FIRE AISTD WATER. 

The Committee on Fire and Water, to whom 
was referred the appointment of M. Benner as 
Fire Murshal, submitted a report recommending 
that the appointment be confirmed. 

Aid. Smyth and Lawler requested that the re- 
port be deferred for final action until the next 
regular meeting. 

So ordered . 

COMMITTEE ON FIKAKCE. 

The Committee on Finance to whom was re- 
ferred the appointment of W. H. Heafford 
as City Collector, submitted a report recom- 
mending that the appointment be confirmed, 

Aid. Eeidler and Smyth requested tliat the 
report be deferred for final action until the next 
regular meeting. 

So ordered. 

COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC BUILDINGS. 

The Committee on Public Buildings to whom 
was referred the appointment of L. D. Cleave- 
land as Superintendent of Buildings, submitted 
a report recommending that the appointment be 
confirmed. 

Aid. Loddingand Beidler requested that the 
report be deferred for final action until the next 
regular meeting. 

So ordered. 

COMMITTEE ON MARKETS, 

The Committee on Markets to whom was re- 
ferred the appointment of John Benzinger as 
Sealer of Weights and Measures, submitted a 
report recommending that the appointment be 
concurred in. 

Aid. Lodding and Cook requested that the re- 
port be deferred for final action until the next 
regular meetiug. 

So ordered. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee to whom was re- 
ferred the appointment of Emery Cole as oil 
inspector, submitted a repoit recommencMng 
that the appointment be concurred in, 

Aid. Loddingand Tully requested that the 
report be deferred for final action until the next 
re.giilar meeting 

So ordered. 

COMMITTEE ON HEALTH AND COUNTY 
RELATIONS. 

The Committee on Health and County Kela- 
tions, to whom was referred the appointment of 
W. P. Dunne, as city pliysieian, submitted a re- 
port recommending that the appointment be 
confirmed. 

Aid. (Jilbertand Cook requested that the re- 
port ha deferred for final action until the next 
regular meeting. 

So ordered. 



COMMITTEE ON FIKK AND WATER. 

The Committee on Fire and Water, to whom 
was referred the appointment of John D. Mur- 
phy as boiler inspector, submitted a report re- 
coumiending that the appointment be confirm- 
ed. 

Aid. Lodding and Lawler requested that the 
report be deferred for final action until the next 
regular meeting. 

So ordered. 

COMMITTEE ON GAS LIGHTS. 

The Committee on Gas Lights, to whom was 
referred the appointment of Dr.P.F.Siebel as gas 
inspector, submitted a report recommending 
that the appointment be confirmed. 

Aid Lodding and Mallory requested that the 
report be deferred for final action until the next 
regular meeting. 

So ordered. 

, COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY 

The Committee on Judiciary to whom WcJS re- 
ferred the appointment of Joseph F. Bonfield, 
as Corporation Counsel, submitted a report re- 
commending that the appointment be approved 
by the City Council. 

Aid, Lodding and Lawler requested that the 
report be deferred for final action until the next 
regular meeting. 

So ordered, 

• ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
the appointmei.t of A N. Linscott as prosecu- 
ting Attorney, submitted a report recommend- 
ing that the appointment be approved. 

Aid. Loddingand Lawler requested that the 
report he deferred for final action until the next 
regular meeting. 

So ordered. 

Aid. Rawleigh moved that the reports of Com- 
mittees on appointments of City officers be made 
the special order for the next regular meeting at 
8 :30 o'clock p. m and that they be taken up in 
the order in which they were presented at this 
meeting. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Lawler moved that the rules be suspend- 
ed for the purpose of allowing him to present an 
ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays, as 
follows : 

Fea.s— Sanders, Mallory, Tully, Turner. Lod- 
ding, Eiordan, McNally, 01iver,'Lawler, Smyth, 
McNurney, Eiszner, Thompson, Kyan, Stanber. 
Niesen, Waldo, Schweisthal, Wetterer, Jans- 
sens, McCaffrey, Jonas— 22. 

iVa^s— Pearsons, Tuley, Ballard, Cary, Phelps. 
Beidler, Cook, Throop.beaton, Rawleigh, Knopf, 

Aid. Lawler presented an ordinance in rela- 
tion to the storage, sale and use of fire works, 
and moved that the rules be suspended for the 
purpose of taking action on the ordinance. 

The motion did not prevail bv yeas -and nays as 
follows : 

Feas— Sanders, Gilbert, Mallory, Tully, Tur- 
ner, Lodding, Eiordan. McNally, Oliver, Lawler, 
McNurney, Eiszner, Kyan, Stanber, Niesen, 
Schweisthal, Wetterer, Janssens, McCaffrey, 
Daly, Jonas— 21, 

iVays— Pearsons. Tuley, Ballard, Cary, Phelps, 
Beidler, Smyth, Cook. Throop, Seaton Rawleigh. 
Thompson, Knopf, Waldo,— 14. 

Aid. Rawleigh moved tliat the ordinance be 
referred to the Committee on Fire and Water. 

The motion prevailed . 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 

The Clerk presented the report of the Commit- 
tee on Public Buildings on the petition of Thorn- 



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as Tilley, for compensation for services as arclii- 
tect, &c . , laid over May 31, 1871. wliicli on motion 
of Aid. Cook, was 
Laid over temporarily. 

ALSO. 

The report of the Committee on Licenses, on 
petition of Nich. Noeninger, for, suspension of 
fine, laid over temporarily June 3. 

Aid, Gilbert moved that the report be referred 
to the Committee on Judiciary. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Committee on Finance on 
order authorizing construction of a depot and 
fence on Lake Park, laid over June 10. 

Aid. Kawleigh moved that the report be refer- 
red to the Committee on Judiciary. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The Report of the Committee on Railroads on 
ordinance fixing rate of speed of railway trains 
within the city limits, laid over and published 
June 10, 1878. 

Aid. Eiszner moved that the report be laid over 
temporarily. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys. W. D., on ordinance for extension of 
Morgan street, from Lumber street to South 
Branch of Chicago river, deferred June 10. 

Aid. Lawler moved that the report and ordin- 
ance be placed on file. • 

The motion prevailed. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Stauber presented 
a petition for the repeal of an ordinance for cin- 
dering Elston avenue, from Milwaukee avenue 
to North avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee onJStreets and 
Alleys, W. D. 

By unanimous consent Aid. McCaffrey pre- 
sented a petition for an ordinance for walling 
and filling Wesson street, from Chicago avenue 
to Oak street, which was 

Referred to the 13epartment of Public Works, 
with instructions to prepare such ordinance. 

SUSPENSION OF THK BULES. 

^Id. Cook moved that the rules be suspended 
for the purpose of taking up petitions, communi- 
cations and ordinances . 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

F6as--Pearsons, Ballard, Gilbert, Mallory, 
Tuily, Turner, Lodding, Riordan, McNally, Oli- 
ver, Lawler, Beidler, Smyth, McNurney, Eiszner, 
Cook, Throop, Seaton, Rawleigh, Thompson, 
Knopf, Stauber, Niesen, Waldo, Schweisthal, 
Wetterer, Janssens, McCaffrey, Daly, --29. 

iVays— Tuley. Sanders, Gary, Phelps, Jonas— 5. 

Aid. Pearsons presented the petition of Gage 
Bros, is Co., praying that the city do not enforce 
the collection of their personal tax for the year 
1875, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary^ 

Aid. Pearsons presented the petition of Cath- 
erine C. Marsh, et al, for cancellation of tax sale 
or quit claim deed, to N.W. Ji of N. E. H of Sec. 
23, 39, 13, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

Ald.S Tuley presented an ordinance concern- 
ing the Bell Telephone Company, which was 
Referred to the Committee on Fire and Water. 

Aid. Ballard presented a petition for the repeal 
of the ordinance for paving Taylor street, from 
, Clark street to State street, which was 

' Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 

leys S. D. 



Aid. Ballard presented an order amending an 
order authorizing Ray & Whitney to pave Clark 
street, by private contract, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, S. D. 

Aid. Sanders presented the petition of John 
Wright, for increase of compensation for weigh- 
ing hay, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Markets. 

Aid. Gary presented the petition of Chicago 
Sinai Congregation, for remission of tax on S. Yz 
lot 19 and lot 24, B. 139, S. S. Add., which was 

Referred lo the Committee on J udiciary. 

Aid. Gilbert presented a communication from 
Ferry & Bro., concerning the proposed viaduct 
at Eighteenth street. 

Aid. Gilbert moved that it be referred to the 
Joint Committee on Streets and Alleys of the 
South and West Divisions. 

The moti n was lost by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas— Tuley, Sanders, Gary, Phelps, Gilbert, 
Mallory, Tully, Turner, Schweisthal. Daly— 10. 

iVays- Pearsons, Ballard, Lodding, Riordan, 
McNally, Lawler, Beidler, Smyth, McNurney, 
Eiszner, Cook, Throop, Seaton, Rawleigh, 
Thompson, Knopf, Ryan, Stauber, Niesen, Wal- 
do, Wetterer, Janssens, McCaffrey, Jonas— 24. 

Aid. Lodding moved that it be referred to the 
Committee on Streets and Alleys, W. D. 

So ordered. 

Aid. Gilbert presented an ordinance providing 
for the numbering of streets and avenues be- 
tween the lake and Butterfield street and south 
of Twelfth street, according to the decimal sys- 
tem, which was 
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary- 
Aid. Tully presented a petition for opening an 
alley in rear of XJllman street, between Springer 
avenue and Thirty-third street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, S. D. 

Aid. Gilbert presented a communication from 
L. D. Boone concerning a claim against the city, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

Aid. Tully presented a petition for the repeal 
of the ordinance for widening Farrell street, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys. S. D. 

Aid. Gilbert presented a petition for the re- 
moval of a carpet cleaning establishment f lom 
State street near Twenty-seventh street, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, S. D. 

Aid. Daly moved that the Coun«r.il do now ad- 
journ. 

The motion was lost by^yeas and nays, as fol- 
lows : 

Feas— Tuley, Sanders, Mallory, Ryan, Daly, 
Jonas— 6. 

iVai/s— Pearsons, iiallard, Gary, Phelps, Gil- 
bert, Turner, Lodding, Riordan, McNally. Law- 
ler, Beidler, Smyth, McNurney, Eiszner, Cook, 
Throop, Seaton, Rawleigh, Thompson, Knopf, 
Stauber, Niesen, Waldo, Schweisthal, Wetterer, 
Janssens, McCaffrey— 27. 

Aid. Mallory presented an ordinance prohibit- 
ing the driving of more than five head of cattle 
at any one time on Polk street, between Camp- 
bell avenue and Ogden avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, W. D. 



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Aid. Lodding presented an order directing the 
Department of JPublic Works to permit Feter 
Scliafer to erect liis patent bridge gate on South 
Halsted street bridge, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys,W. D. 

Aid. Lodding presented an order directing the 
Department of Public Works to proceed with the 
constraction of the West Eighteenth street yia- 
duct. 

Aid. Lodding moved that the rules be sus- 
pended for the purpose of putting the order on 
its passage. 

The motion was lost bv yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Feas— Ballard, Tully, Tiu-ner, Lodding, Eior- 

' dan, McNally, Lawler, Smyth, McNurney, Eisz- 

ner, Seaton, Eyan, Stauber, Nie'^en, Waldo, 

Schweisthal, AVetterer, Janssens, McCaffrey, 

Jonas— 20. 

iVays— Pearsons, Tuley, Sanders, Phelps, Gil- 
bert, Mallory, Beidler, Cook, Throop, Rawleigh 
Thompson, Knopf. Daly,— 13 

Aid. Lodding moved that the order be referred 
to the Committee on Streets and Alleys, W. D. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Lodding presented an order directing the 
Department of Public Works to submir to the 
Council an estimate of cost of constructing a 
bridge over alley through block 2, Johnston and 
Lee's Add. which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys. W. D. 

Aid. I^awler presented a resolution concerning 
city scrip, which was 
Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Ballard presented a resolution concerning 
driving of horses, etc., which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, W.D, 

Ald. Smyth presented an order directing the 
Department of Police to report the number of 
storage warehouses in the city which offer sec- 
ond hand goods for ^sale without license, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Police. 

Aid. Throop presented an order directing the 
Mayor and police force to enforce the law 
concerning the sale of liquor to minors, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Police. 

Aid. Throop presented an order concerning the 
paving of Sheldon street, from Madison street 
to Randolph street, whirai was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys. W. D 

Aid. Throop presented an order directing the 
Department of Public Works to prepare an ord- 
. nance for paving Elizabeth street, from Lake 
treet to Indiana street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
eys. W. D. 
] 

Aid. Throop presented an order for the pay- 
ment of judges and clerks of election, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Rawleigh presented a petition for and an 
ommance, extending the tracks of the Chicago 
.y^st I>ivision Railway Company on West 
iwelfth street and on Randoli)h street, whicU 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys W. D. 

Aid Seaton presented an ordinance repealing 
an ordinance for extending Winchester avenue 
from Harnson street to Polk street, whicli was 



Referred to; the Committee on Streetrs and 
Alleys. W. D. 

Aid. Rawleigh presented a petition for 
straightening an alley in the block bounded by 
Madison, Hoyne and Leavitt streets and Warren 
avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, W. D. 

Aid. Rawleigh presented the petition of (he 
Chicago and Milwaukee Telegraph Co., which 
was 

Referred to a Select Committee composed of 
the Chairmen of the Committees of Streets and 
Alleys of the three duisions. 

Aid. Seaton moved that the rules be suspended 
lor the purpose of taking up the report of the 
Committee on Streets and Alleys, S. D. on oidcr 
to pave Monroe street. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Feas— Pearsons, Ballard, Sau^lers, Phelps Gil- 
bert, Mallory, Tully, Lawler, Smyth. McNurney 
Eiszner, Cook, Thro(»p, Seaton, Rawici'-h' 
Thompson, Knopf, Ryan, Stauber, Niesen, Wal- 
do, McCaffrey— 22. 

iVai/s— Tuley, Gary, Beidler, Wetterer, Jans- 
sens, Daly, Jonas— 6. 

Aid. Gary moved that the Council do now ad- 
journ. 

The motion was lost by yeas a.nd nays, as fol- 
lows : 

Feas— Cary, Phelps, Turner, Janssens, Daly, 
Jonas— 6. 

i\^a2/s -Pearsons. Tuley, Ballard, Sanders, Gil- 
bert, Mallory, Riordan, McNaliy, Lawler, Beid- 
ler, Smyth, McNurney. Eiszner. Cook, Thiooo 
Seaton, Rawleigh, Thompson, Knopf, Ry;in 
Stauber, Niesen, Waldo, Wetterer, McCaitrey! 

The Clerk presented the report of the Commit- 
tee on Streets and Alleys, S. D. on paving Mon- 
roe street. 

Aid. Throop moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order recommended by the Com- 
mittee. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
io Vv^s : 

^ Feas— Pearsons, Tuley, Ballard, Sanders, 
Gilbert, Mallory, Turner, Riordan, McNally, 
Oliver, Lawler, Beidler, Smyth, McNurney, Eisy- 
ner, Cook, Throop, Seaton, Rawleigh, fhomit- 
son, Knopf, Ryan, Stauber, Niesen. Wahlo. 
Wetterer. Janssens, McCaffrey, Daly, Jonas - oi 

ZVa/j/s- -Cary—l . 

The following is tlie order as passed : 
Ordered, That the Department of Public 
Works is hereby directed to permit E.S. Ue- 
Golyertoflllto grade and pave Monroe street 
continously from State street to Clai-k street 
with Nicholson pavement uDon a three iiicli 
plank, and in all particulars to conform to the 
ordinance of the City Council passed January 
14, 1878, and all other ordinances and orders ui 
the city— all of which are to be embodied in the 
contract and specification for said work, and to 
prepare an ordinance for an assessment for lots 
not represented in his contract, also to make a 
contract with him for paving in front of said 
lots and the intersection of Dearborn and Mon- 
roe streets, and other city property at a price 
not greater than that paid bv property owners, 
and the said De Golyer is to be paid for all work 
done on said intersection. City property and 
lots specially assessed, when the assessment so 
made shall be collected by the city and not be- 
fore. 

Aid. Thompson presented a remonstrance 
against the improvement of Western avenue 
from Lake street to Indiana street, which was 

Referred to the Coramiitee on Streets and Al- 
leys, W. D. 



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Aid. Stauber presented an order concerning 
appropriation for scliool house corner of Armour 
and Indiana streets and moved its passage. 

Tlie motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Comptroller be, and he is 
hereby instructed to report to the Council at the 
next regular meeting wh-a,t has become of the 
appropriation of $36,000 for a school house cor- 
ner of Armour and Indiana streets made June 
30, 1874, said school house having never been 
built. 

Aid. Knopf presented an order directing the 
Department of Public Works to prepare an or- 
dinance • or sidewalk on Central Park avenue 
and moved that it be passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Department of Public 
Works prepare an ordinance for sidewalk on 
east side of Central Park avenue from Indiana 
to Huron streets. 

Aid. Stauber presented a petition for a free 
license for August Richter which was 
Referred to the Committee on License. 

ALSO, 

A petition of property owners and residents of 
the 14th Ward, for a sidewalk on Western ave- 
nue, from Chicago avenne to Division street, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, W. D. 

Aid. Stauber presented an order directing the 
Department of Public Works to ^repair West 
Madison street from Central Park to the city 
limits which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys W. D. 

Ald.'Stauber presented an order directing the 
Department of Public Works to report why the 
sidewalk oa Western avenue from North avenue 
to Milwaukee avenue has not been built and 
moved its passage . 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered,That the Department of Public Works 
is hereby instructed to report to the Council at 
the next regular meeting why the sidewalk on 
Western avenue from North avenue to Mil- 
waukee avenue, the ordinance for the construc- 
tion of which was passed September 27, 1875, has 
never been built. 

Aid. Niesen presented a petition for the re- 
moval of nuisance caused by a market on north 
end of Wells street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streetsfand Al- 
leys, N. D. 

ALSO, 

An order for curbing, grading and paving by 
private contract Lincoln avenue, between Wells 
street and Centre street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, N. D. 

Aid. Waldo presented a petition of property 
holders, for a sewer on Hammond street, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, N. D. 

Aid. Niesen presented a petition for the estab- 
lishment of grade on Lincoln avenue, &c., &c., 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
jeys, N. D. 

Aid. Waldo presented an order for sidewalk on 
Sheffield avenue, from Webster avenue to Ful- 
lerton avenue, and moved its passage . 

The motion prevailed. 



The following is the order as massed : 
Ordered, That the Department of Public 
Works be and are hereby instructed to submit 
to this Council an ordinance for sidewalk on the 
east side of Sheffield avenue, from Webster ave- 
nue to FuUerton avenue. 



An order directing the Department of Public 
Works to prepare ordinance for lamp posts on 
Webster avenue, from Racine to Cly bourne ave- 
nues, which was ^ . , , 

Referred to the Committee on Gas Lights. 

ALSO. 

An order directing the Department of Pu' lie 
Works to prepare ordinance for lamp posts on 
Larrabee street, from Belden to Fullerton ave- 
nues, which was ^ ^. ^^ 

Referred to the Committee on Gas Lights. 

Aid. Waldo presented an order for sidewalk 
on east sine of Bissel street, from Sophia street 
to Webster avenue, and moved its passage. 
• The motion prevailed. 

Tlie following is the order as passed : 
Ordered, That the Department of Public Works 
be and are hereby instructed to prepare and 
submit to this Council an ordinance for sidewalk 
on the east side of Bissel street, from Sophia 
street to Webster avenue. 

Aid. Jonas presented a resolution directing 
the Committee on Judiciary to report whether 
the Mayor has power to act as the Board of 
Public Works and moved that it be adopted. 
The motion prevailed. . , ^ ^ 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 
Resolved, That the Committee on Judiciary be 
and they are hereby instructed to report to this 
Council at their earliest convenience whether, 
in their opinion, the Mayor has the power to ex- 
ercise all the powers exercised by the Board of 
Public Works under the provisions of the old 
city charter. 

Aid. Daly presented an ordinance concerning 
scavengers, wliich was 

Referred to the Committee on Health and 
County Relations. 

Aid. Daly presented the draft of an ordinance 
entitled an ordinance to promote cheap telegra- 
phy in the City of Chicago, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Fire and Water. 

Aid. Daly presented a communication from 
the Lincoln Park Commissioners, concerning the 
condition of Pine street, north of Pearson stre et 
which was . ^ c^^ ^ ^ a i ' 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, N. D. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Daly of the Com- 
mittee on Streets and Alleys, N. D. to whom was 
referred a petition for the repeal of the ordin- 
ance for paving Division street, from Clark street 
to Stone street, submitted a report recommend- 
ing the passage of an accompanying order. 

Aid. Daly moved to concur in the report and 
pass the order. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 

Feas— Pearsons, BaUard,Sanders,Oary, Phelps, 
Mallory, Riordan, Oliver, Lawler, Smyth, Mc- 
Nurney, Eiszner, Cook, Throop, Rawleigh, 
Thompson, Knopf, Hyan, Stauber, Niesen, Wal- 
do, Wetterer, Janssens. McCaffrey, Daly, Jonas 
-26. 

JVays— None - 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Department of Public 
Works is hereby directed to issue abatement 
vouchers on account of the assessment for curb- 
ing, filling, grading and paving Division street 
from North Clark street to Stone street for the 



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amount assessed to the various pieces and par- 
cels of land, less the amount of costs incurred by 
the city in levying and collecting said assess- 
ment. 

ADJOURNMENT. 

Aid. Lawler moved that the Council do now 
adjourn . 



The motion prevailed and the Council stood 
adjourned. 

CASPAR BUTZ, 

City Clerk. 



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CITY COUNCIL. 



REGULAR MEETING, 



J-UL^ 1, 1S78. 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 

Present— Aid. Pearsons, Tuley, Ballard, San- 
ders, Gary, Plielps, Gilbert, Mallory, Tully, Tur- 
ner. Lodding, Eiordan, McNally, Oliver, Lawler, 
Beidler, Smyth, McNurney, Eiszner, Gook 
Throop, Seaton, Rawleigh, Thompson, Knopf, 
Eyan, Stauber, Niesen, Waldo, Schweisthal, 
Wetterer, Janssens, McGaffrey, Daly, Jonas. 

Absent— Aid. Gullerton, and His Honor the 
Mayor . 



Aid. Tuley inStheGhair. 

MIKUTES. 

Aid. Rawleigh moved that the minutes of the 
regular meeting held June 24th, 1878, and the 
special meeting of June 28th. 1878, be approved 
without being read. 

The motion prevailed. 



REPORTS OF CITY OFFICERS. 

The Glerk presented a communication from 
His Honor the Mayor, coverhig a list of names 
of persons pardoned from the House of Gorrec- 
tion during the week ending .June 29, 1878, 
which was 

Placed on file. 

ALSO. 

A communication covering an invitation from 
Samuel Jacobs, Mayor of Logansport, to witness 
the formal opening of the Water Works of said 
city on July 4th. 

Aid. Ravvleigli moved that the invitation be 
accepted and placed on file. 

The motion prevailed. 



ALSO, 

The following communication : 

Ghicago, July 1st, 1878. 
Hon. City Council, City of Chicago: 

Gentlemen -—J. L. Allen having withdrawn 
his name as candidate for the office of School 
Inspector^ I hereby appoint A. G. Bartlett in his 
stead, to fill such office and ask the concurrence 
of your honorable body. 

wu- T, Obediently, M. HEATH, Mayor. 

Which was 

Referred to the Gomraittee on Schools. 

ALSO, 

The following communication ; 

Ghicago, July 1st, 1878. 
Hon. City Council, City of Chicago: 

Gentlemen:— David A. Kohn having with- 
drawn his Ucime as candidate for the office of 
School Inspector, I hereby appoint Emanuel 
Frankenthal in his stead, to fill such office, and 
ask concurrence of your honorable body 
Obediently, 

wv.- u ^' HEATH, Mayor. 

Which was ^ 

Referred to the Gommittee on Schools. 

REPORTS OP SELECT COMMITTEES. 

Aid, Rawleigh of the Select Committee to whom 
was referred an ordinance authorizing paving 
of_ horse railway tracks with cobblestone sub- 
JJJjt^ed a repor; recommending that it be placed 

^i^- ^yj^" ^^^^ Cook moved that the re- 
port be deferred for final action until the next 
regular meeting. 

So ordered. 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 

The Glerk presented the report of the Commit- 



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tee on Streets and Alleys, W. D., on petition for f street,!' passed March 17,^ 1873, be^and 
improvement of the sanitary condition of Ma- ' " '"' 

son's slip, recommending that the petition be re- 
ferred to the Department of Public Works, to- 
gether with the Committee on Health and Coun- 
ty Eelations, with power to act, deferred June 
lb, 1878. 

Aid. Throop moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Fcas- -Pearsons, Tuley, Ballard, Sanders, Ca- 
ry, Phelps, Gilbert, Mallory, Tully, Turner. 
Lodding, Kiordan, McNally, Oliver, Lawler, 
Beidler, Smyth, McNurney, Eiszner, Cook, 
Tliroop, Seaton. Rawleigh, Thompson, Knopf, 
Ryan. Niesen, Schweisthal, AVetterer, McCaf- 
frey, Daly, Jonas.-- 32. 

iV'a2/s— None. 

Aid. Rawleigh moved to suspend the rules for 
the purpose of introducing an ordinance in rela- 
tion to paying Interest on City scrip. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows. 

Teas- -Pearsons, Tuley, Ballard, Sanders,Cary, 
Phelps, Gilbert, Mallory. Tully, Turner, Lodding, 
Riordan, McNally, Oliver, Lawler, Smyth, Mc- 
Nurney, Eiszner, Cook, Throop, Seaton, Raw- 
leigh, Thompson, Knopf, Ryan, Niesen, Schweis. 
thai, Wetterer, Janssens, McCalfrey, Jonas— 32. 

Nays— None. 

Aid. Rawleigh moved that the ordinance be 
referred to the City Attorney, Corporation Coun- 
sel, and tlie Comuiittee on Judiciary, with in- 
structions to rei)ort back to this Council at the 
next regular meeting. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Clerk presented the report of the Commit- 
tee on Public Buildings, on resolution relative to 
stone to be used in constructing the City Hall, 
laid over and published May 27, and laid over 
temporarily June 3. 

Aid. Lawler moved that the report be post- 
poned temporarily. 

Aid. Cook called for the yeas and nays and the 
motion prevailed by the following vote . 

Yeas— Tuley, Sanders, Cary, Gilbert, Mallory, 
Turner, Lodding, McNally, Oliver, Lawler, Mc- 
Nurney, Eiszner, Ryan, Niesen, Schweisthal, 
Wetterer, Janssens, McCaffrey, Jonas— 19. 

iN^ays— Pearsons, Ballard, Phelps, Tully, Rior- 
dan, Beidler, Smyth, Cook, Throop, Seaton, 
Rawleigh, Thompson, Knopf, Stauber, Daly, --15. 

SPECIAL OKDBR. 

The chair directed that the special order, the 
ordinance concerning the opening of Dearborn 
street be now taken up. 

Aid. Gilbert moved that the ordinance repeal- 
ing tlie ordinance for the openiiig of Dearborn 
street be passed notwithstanding the veto of the 
Mayor. 

The motion prevailed by yeas andjiays, as fol- 
lows : 

Feas- -Ballard, Sanders, Cary, Gilbert, Mal- 
lory, Turner, Lodding, MciNally, Lawler, Mc- 
Nurney, Cook, ihroop, Rawleigh, Thompson, 
Knopf, Ryan, Stauber, Niesen, Waldo, Schweis- 
thal, Wetterer, Janssens, McCaffrey, Daly, 
Jonas. --25. 

i\^ai/s- -Pearsons, ^Phelps, Tully, Riordan, 
Oliver, Beidler, Smyth, Eiszner, Seaton,— 9. 

The following is the ordinance as passed : 

OBDINANOE 

Repealing ordinance and annulling assess- 
ments for the extension or opening of Dearborn 
street, from Jackson street to Fourteenth street. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago. 

Section i. That the ordinance entitled "An 
ordinance for the extension or opening of Dear- 
born street, from Jackson street to Fourteenth 



the same 
is hereby repealed, and that the assessments 
made uiider the provisions of this ordinance, to- 
wit : the assessment confirmed by the Superior 
Court of Cook County, May 14, 1875 warrant No. 
2,936, and the assessment conflrmed by said Su- 
perior Court of Cook County, confirmed June 5, 
1875, Warrant No. 2,971, be and the same are 
hereby annulled. 

Sec. 2. That the Comptroller be and he is 
hereby directed to refund all moneys received 
by him on account of said Warrants 2,936 and 
2,971. 

Sec. 3. This ordinance shall ^be in force from 
and after its passage. 

Aid. Gilbert moved that the ordinance for 
opening Dearborn street from Jackson street to 
Fourteenth street be passed, tlie veto of His 
Honor the Mayor, to the contrary notwithstand- 
ing. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Feas— Ballard, Sanders, Cary, Gilbert, Mal- 
lory, Tuliy, Turner, Lodding, McNally, Oliver, 
Lawler, McNurney, Cook, Throop, Rawleigh, 
Thompson, Knopf, Ryan, Stauber, Niesen, Wal- 
do, Schweisthal, Wetterer, Daly, Jonas--25. 

i\"a.(/.s— Pearsons, Phelps, Riordan, Beidler, 
Smyth, Eiszner, Seaton, Jaussens, McCaffrey, 
—9. 

SPECIAL ORDER. 

The Cliair directed that the special order, the 
reports of Committees on the appointments of 
His Honor the Mayor, be now taken up. 

The motion prevailed. 

COMMITTEE ON FINANCE. 

The Committee on Finance to whom was re- 
ferred the appointment of J. A. Farwell as 
Comptroller, submitted a report recommending 
that the appointment be confirmed. 

Aid. Smyth and Daly leqnested that the report 
be deferred for final action uiitil the next regular 
meeting. 

So ordered. 

COMMITTEE ON POLICE. 

The Committee on Police, to whom was re- 
ferred the appointment of M. C, Hickey as Gen- 
eral Superintendent of Police, submitted a re- 
port recommendhigthat he be confirmed. 

Aid. Beidler and Siiyth requested that the re- 
port be deferred for final action until the next 
regular meeting. 

So ordered. 

ALSO. 

The same Committee to whom was referred 
the appointment of Jos. H. Dixon as Deputy 
Superintendent of Police, submitted a report 
recommending its passage. 

Aid. Beidler and Smyth requested that the 
report be deferred for final action until the next 
regular meeting. 

So ordered. 

BRIDEWELL. 

The Committee on Bridewell to whom was re- 
ferred the appointment of Louis Wahl, as In- 
spector oi the House of Con ection for the term 
ending May, 1880, submitted a report recom- 
mending that he be confirmed. 

Aid. Lodding and Smytli requested that the 
report be deferred for final action until the next 
regular meeting. 

So ordered. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee to whom was referred the 
appointment of Clias. G. Hammond as Inspector 
of the. House of Correction for the term ending 
May, 1881, submitted a report recommending 
that the appointment be confirmed. 



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Aid. Lawler and Lodding requested that the 
report he deferred for final action until the next 
regular meeting. 

So ordered. 

AT.SO, 

The same Committee to whom was referred 
the appointment of John 0. Haines as Inspector 
of the House of Correction, for the term ending 
May, 1879. submitted a report recommending 
that the Council do not consent to such appoint- 
ment, and that the Mayor be requested to send 
another name to the Council. 

Aid. Smyth and Kawleigh requested that the 
report be deferred for final action until the next 
regular meeting. 

So ordered. 

■■ COMMITTEE ON FIRE AND WATER. 

i The Committee on Fire and Water, to wliom 

was referred the appointment of M. Benneras 
Fire Murshal, submitted a report recommending 
that the appointment be confirmed. 

Aid. Smyth and Lawler requested that the re- 
port be deferred for final action until the next 
regular meeting. 

So ordered . 

COMMITTEE ON FINANCE. 

The Committee on Finance to whom was re- 
ferred the appointment of W. H. Heafford 
as City Collector, submitted a report recom- 
mending that the appointment be confirmed 

Aid. Beidler and Smyth requested that 'the 
report be deterred for final action until the next 
regular meeting. 

So oMered. 

COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC BUILDINGS. 

The Committee on Public Buildings to whom 
was referred the appointment of L. D. Cleave- 
land as Superintendent of Buildings, submitted 
a report recommending that the appointmeni be 
confirmed. 

Aid. Lodding and Beidler requested that the 
report be deferred for final action until the next 
regular meeting. 

So ordered. 

COMMITTEE ON MARKETS, 

The Committee on Markets to whom was re- 
ferred tlie appointment of John Benzinger as 
Sealer of Weights and Measures, submitted a 
report recommending that the appointment be 
concurred in. 

Aid. Lodding and Cook requested that the re- 
port be deferred for final action until the next 
regular meeting. 

So ordered. 

ALSO, 

The same Couimittee to whom was re- 
fen-ed the appointment of Emery Cole as oil 
inspector, submitted a report recommencMnff 
that the appointment be concurred hi 

Aid Lodding and Tully requested that the 
report be deferi-ed for final action until the next 
regular meeting 

So ordered. 

COMMITTEE ON HEALTH AND COUNTY 
RELATIONS. 

The Committee on Health and County Eela- 
w"l' ^T^^ ^^^'*^"^ ^^^.'^ referred the appointment of 
W. r. Dunne, as city pliysician, submitted a re- 
port recommending that the appointment be 
confirmed. 

Aid. (lilbertand Cook requested that the re- 
port be deferred for final action until the next 
regular meeting. 

So ordered. 



COMMITTEE ON FIRE AND WATER. 

The Committee on Fire and Water, to whom 
wasreferred the appointment of John D. Mur- 
phy as boiler inspector, submitted a report re- 
coiumending that the appointment be conflrm- 
•ed. 

Aid. Lodding and Lawler requested that the 
report be deferred for final action until the next 
regular meeting. 

So ordered. 

COMMITTEE ON GAS LIGHTS. 

The Committee on Gas Lights, to whom was 
reterred the appointment of Dr.P.F.Siebel as gas 
inspector, submitted a report recommending 
that the appointment be confirmed. 

Aid Lodding and Mallory requested that the 
report be deferred for final action until the next 
regular meeting. 

So ordered. 

COlvftyriTTEE ON JUDICIARY 

The Committee on Judiciary to whom wns re- 
ferred the appointment of Joseph F. Bonfield 
as Corporation Counsel, submitted a repo]t re- 
commending that the appointment be approv.-d 
by the City Council. 

Aid. Lodding and Lawler requested that the 
report be deferred for final action until the next 
regular meeting. 

So ordered. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
the appomtmeiit of A N. Linscott as prosecu- 
ting Attorney, submitted a report recommend- 
ing that the appointment be approved. 

Aid. Lodding and Lawler requested that the 
report be deferred for final action until the next 
regular meeting. 

So ordered. 

Aid. Rawleigh moved that the reports of Com- 
mittees on appointments of City officers be made 
the special order for the next regular meeting at 
8 :30 o'clock p. m and that they be taken up in 
the order m which they were presented at tliis 
meeting. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Lawler moved that the rules be suspend- 
ed tor the purpose of allowing him to present an 
ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays, as 
follows : •'^ ' 

Yeas— Sanders, Mallory, Tully, Turner. Mod- 
eling, Riordan, McNally, Oliver, "Lawler, Smyth 
McNurney, Eiszner, Thompson, Uyjui, Stauber' 
Niesen Waldo, Schweisthal, Wetterer, Jans- 
sens, McCaffrey, Jonas^22. 

iVa^/s-Pearsons, Tuley, Ballard, Cary, Phelps. 
Beidler, Cook,Throop,Seaton, Rawleigh, Knoj.f, 

Aid. Lawler presented an ordinance in rela- 
tion to the storage, sale and use of fire works 
and moved that the rules be suspended for the 
purpose of taking action on the ordinance. 

ihe motion did not prevail by yeas^and nays as 
follows : 

Feas— Sanders, Gilbert, Mallory, Tully, Tur- 
ner Lodding, Riordan. McNally, Oliver, Lawler, 
McNurney, Eiszner, Ryan, Stauber, Niesen 
Schweisthal, Wetterer, Jansseiis, McCaflirev 
Daly, Jonas— 21. 

Nays-Pearsons. Tuley, Ballard, Cary, Phelps, 
Beidler, Smyth, Cook. Throop, Seaton Rawleigh. 
Thompson, Knopf, Waldo,--l4. 

Aid. Rawleigh moved that the ordinance be 
referred to the Committee on Fire and Water. 

The motion prevailed. 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 

The Clerk presented the report of the Commit- 
tee on Public Buildings on the petition of Thorn- 



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as Tilley, for compensation for services as archi- 
tect, &c . , laid over May 31, 1871, wliicli on motion 
of Aid. Cook, was 
Laid over temporarily. 

ALSO. 

The report of the Committee on Licenses, on 
petition of Nich. Noeninger, for, suspension of 
line, laid over temporarily June 3. 

Aid, Gilbert moved that the report be referred 
to the Committee on Judiciary. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Committee on Finance on 
order authorizing construction of a depot and 
fence on Lake Park, laid over June 10. 

Aid. Rawleigh moved that the report be refer- 
red to the Committee on Judiciary. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The Report of the Committee on Railroads on 
ordinance flxing rate of speed of railway trains 
within the city limits, laid over and published 
June 10, 1878. 

Aid. Eiszner moved that the report be laid over 
temporarily. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys. W. D., on ordinance for extension of 
Morgan street, from Lumber street to South 
Branch of Chicago river, deferred June 10. 

Aid. Lawler moved that the report and ordin- 
ance be placed on file. 

The motion prevailed. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Stauber presented 
a petition for the repeal of an ordinance for cin- 
dering Elston avenue, from Milwaukee avenue 
to North avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee onJStreets and 
Allays, W. D. 

By unanimous consent Aid. McCaffrey pre- 
sented a petition for an ordinance for walling 
and filling Wesson street, from Chicago avenue 
to Oak street, which was 

Referred to the J3epartment of Pubhc Works, 
with instructions to prepare such ordinance. 

SUSPENSION OF TH15 RULES. 

Aid. Cook moved that the rules be suspended 
for the purpose of taking up petitions, communi- 
cations and ordinances. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas— Pearsons, Ballard, Gilbert, Mallery, 
Tully, Turner, Lodding, Riordan, McNally, Oh- 
ver, Lawler, Beidler, Smyth, McNurney, Eiszner, 
Cook, Throop, Seaton, Rawleigh, Thompson, 
Knopf, Stauber, Niesen, Waldo, Schweisthal, 
Wetterer, Janssens, McCaffrey, Daly, --29. 

iVai/s— Tuley, Sanders, Gary, Phelps, Jonas— 5. 

Aid. Pearsons presented the petition of Gage 
Bros. Jt Co., praying that the city do not enforce 
the collection of their personal tax for the year 
1875, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

Aid. Pearsons presented the petitioa of Cath- 
erine C. Marsh, et al, for cancellation of tax sale 
or quit claim deed, to JS. W. ^i of N. E. H' of Sec. 
23, 39, 13, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

Ald.fTuley presented an ordinance concern- 
ing the Bell Telephone Company, which was 
Referred to the Committee on Fire and Water. 

Aid. Ballard presented a petition for the repeal 
of the ordinance for paving Taylor street, from 
Clark street to State street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys S. D. 



Aid. Ballard presented an order amending an 
order authorizing Ray & Whitney to pave Clark 
street, by private contract, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, S. D. 

Aid. Sanders presented the petition of John 
Wright, for increase of compensation for weigh- 
ing hay, which was 

Kef erred to the Committee on Markets. 

Aid. Gary presented the petition of Chicago 
Sinai Congregation, for remission of tax on S. Vz 
lot 19 and lot 24, B. 139, S. S. Add., which was 

Referred lo the Committee on J udiciary. 

Aid. Gilbert presented a communication from 
Ferry & Bro., concerning the proposed viaduct 
at Eighteenth street. 

Aid. Gilbert moved that it be referred to the 
Joint Committee on Streets and Alleys of the 
South and West Divisions. 

The moti n was lost by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Feas— Tuley, Sanders, Gary, Phelps, Gilbert, 
Mallory, Tully, Turner, Schweisthal. Daly— 10. 

2V ays— Pearsons, Ballard, Lodding, Riordan, 
McNally, Lawler, Beidler, Smyth, McNurney, 
Eiszner, Cook, Throop, Seaton, Rawleigh, 
Thompson, Knopf, Ryan, Stauber, Niesen, Wal- 
do, Wetterer, Janssens, McCaffrey, Jonas— 24. 

Aid. Lodding moved that it be referred to the 
Committee on Streets and Alleys, W. D. 

So ordered. 

Aid. Gilbert presented an ordinance providing 
for the numbering of streets and avenues be- 
tween the lake and Butterfleld street and south 
of Twelfth street, according to the decimal sys- 
tem, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

Aid. Tully presented a petition for opening an 
alley in rear of Ullman street, between Springer 
avenue and Thirty-third street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, S. D. 

Aid. Gilbert presented a communication from 
L. D. Boone concerning a claim against the city, 
which was 

Beferred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

Aid. Tully presented a petition for the repeal 
of the ordinance for widening Farrell street, 
which was ^^ ^ , ^ 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys. S. D. 

Aid. Gilbert presented a petition for the re- 
moval of a carpet cleaning establishment f nmi 
State street near Twenty-seventh street, which 
was , , , 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, S. D. 

Aid. Daly moved that the Coun(;il do now ad- 
journ. , . , 
The motion was lost by^yeas and nays, as fol- 

Yeas—Tulej, Sanders, Mallory, Ryan, Daly, 

. jYay*— Pearsons, Ballard, Gary, Phelps, Gil- 
bert, Turner, Lodding, Riordan, McNally. Law- 
ler, Beidler, Smyth, McNurney, Eiszner, CooK, 
Throop, Seaton, Rawleigh, Thompson, Knopt, 
Stauber, Niesen, Waldo, Schweisthal, Wetterer, 
Janssens, McCaffrey— 27. 

Aid. Mallory presented an ordinance prohibit- 
ing the driving of more than five head of cattle 
at any one time on Polk street, between Camp- 
bell avenue and Ogden avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, W. D. 



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1878 



Aid. Lodding presented an order directing tlie 
Department of Fiiblic Works to. permit Peter 
Scliafer to erect his patent bridge gate on South 
Halsted street bridge, which was 

Keferred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys.W. D. 

Aid. Lodding presented an order directing the 
Department of Public Works to proceed with the 
construction of the West Eighteenth street yia- 
diict . 

Aid. Lodding moved that the rules be sus- 
pended for the purpose of putting the order on 
its passage. 

The motion was lost bv yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Feas— Ballard, Tullv, Turner, Lodding, Eior- 
dan, McNally, Lawler, Smyth, McNurney, Eisz- 
ner, Seaton, Ryan, btauber, Nie^en. Waldo 
Schweisthal, Wetterer, Janssens, McCaffrey, 
Jonas— 20. 

JYaj/s— Pearsons, Tuley, Sanders, Phelps, Gil- 
bert, Mallory,Beidler, Cook, Throop, Rawleigh 
Thompson, Knopf, Daly,— 13 

Aid. Lodding moved that the order be referred 
to the Committee on Streets and Alleys, W. D. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Lodding presented an order directing the 
Department of Public Works to submit to the 
Council an estimate of cost of constructing a 
bridge over alley through block 2,* Johnston and 
Lee's Add. which was 

Eeferred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, W. D. 



Aid. Lawler presented a resolution concerning 
city scrip, which was 
Keferred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Ballard presented a resolution concerning 
driving of horses, etc., Avhich v/as 

Eeferred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, W.D. 

Ald. Smyth presented an order directing the 
Department of Police to report the number of 
storage warehouses in the city which offer sec- 
ond hand goods for ^sale without license, which 
was 

Eeferred to the Committee on Police. 

Aid. Throop presented an order directing the 
:tIayor and police force to enforce the law 
concerning the sale of hquor to minors, which 
was 

Eeferred to the Committee on Police. 

Aid. Throop presented an order concerning the 
-aving of Sheldon street, from Madison street 
to Eandolph street, which was 

Eeferred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
levs, W. D 

AJd. Throop presented an order directing the 
Department of Public Woi'ks to prepare an ord- 
inance for paving Elizabeth street, from Lake 
treet to Indiana street, which was 
Eeferred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
eys, W. D. 

Aid. Throop presented an order for the pay- 
ment of judges and clerks of election, which was 
Eeferred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Eawleigh presented a petition for and an 
oramance, extending the tracks of the Chicago 
West Division Eailway Company on West 
Twelfth street and on Eandolph street, whicii 
was 

Eefeirea to the Committee on streets and 
Alleys W. D. 

Aid. Seaton presented an ordinance repealing 
i ordinance for extending Winchester avenue 
>iri Harnson street to Polk street, which was ' 



Eeferred to; the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys. W. D. 

Aid. Eawleigh proseuLed a petition for 
.straightening an alley in the block bounded by 
Madison, Hoyne and Leavilt streets and Warren 
avenue, which was 

Eeferred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, W. D. 

Aid. Eawleigh presented the petition of the 
Chicago and Milwaukee Telegraph Co., whicli 
was 

Referred to a Select Committee composed of 
the Chairmen of the Committees of Streets and 
Alleys of the three div^isions. 

Aid. Seaton moved that the rules be suspended 
for the purpose of taking up the report of the 
Committee on Streets and Alleys, S. D. on order 
to pave Monroe street. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Feas— Pearsons, Ballard, Sanders, Phelps, Gil- 
bert, Mallory, Tally, Lawler, Smyth, McNurney 
Eiszner, Cook, Throop, Seaton, Eawleigh 
Thompson, Knopf, Ryan, Stauber, Niesen, Wal- 
do, McCaffrey— 22. 

iVa/ys— Tuley, Cary, Beidler, Wetterer, Jans- 
sens, Daly, Jonas— 6. 

Aid. Cary moved that the Council do now ad- 
journ. 

The motion was lost by yeas ^nd nays, as fol- 
lows : 

Feas— Cary, Phelps, Turner, Janssens, Daly, 
Jonas— 6. 

iVays -Pearsons. Tuley, Ballard, Sanders, Gil- 
bert, Mallory, Eiordan, McNally, Lawler, Beid- 
ler, Smyth, McNurney, Eiszner, Cook, Throop 
Seaton, Eawleigh, Thompson, Knopf, Evan' 
Stauber, Niesen, Waldo, Wetterer, McCaffrey! 

The Clerk presented the report of the Commit- 
tee on Streets and Alleys, S. D. on paving Mon- 
roe street. 

Aid. Throop moved to concur in the reooit 
and pass the order recommended by theCosn- 
mittee. 

^ The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Feas- Pearsons, Tuley, Ballard, Sanders, 
Gilbert, Mallory, Turner, Eiordan, McNallv, 
Oliver, Lawler, Beidler, Smyth, McNurney, Eisz- 
ner, Cook, Throop, Seaton, Eawleigh, Thorn' »- 
son, Knopf, Ryan, Stauber, Niesen. Waklo. 
Wetterer, Janssens, McCaffrey, Daly. Jonas- 31 

IVays- - Cary— 1, 

The following is the order as passed : 
Ordered, That the Department of Public 
Works is hereby directed to permit E.S. De- 
Golyer to fill to grade and pave Monroe street 
contiuously from State street to Clark street 
with Nicholson pavement upon a three incii 
plank, and in all particulars to conform to the 
ordinance of the City Council passed January 
14, 1878, and all other ordinances and orders of 
the city— all of which are to be embodied in the 
contract and si^ecification for said work, and to 
prepare an ordinance for an assessment for lots 
not represented in his contract, also to make a 
contract with him for paving in front of said 
lots and the intersection of Dearborn and Mon- 
roe streets, and other city property at a price 
not greater than that paid bv property owners 
and the said De Golyer is to be paid for all work 
done on said intersection, City property and 
lots specially assessed, when tlie assessment so 
made shall be collected by the city and not be- 
fore. 

Aid. Thompson presented a remonstrance 
against the improvement of Western avenue 
from Lake street to Indiana street, which Was 

Eeferred to the Committee on .streets and Al- 
leys, W. D. 



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110 



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Aid. Stauber presented an order concerning 
appropriation for scliool house corner oi Armour 
and Indiana streets and moved its passage. 

Tlie motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Comptroller be, and he is 
hereby instructed to report to the Council at the 
next regular meeting what has become of the 
appropriation of $36,000 for a school house cor- 
ner of Armour and Indiana streets made June 
30, 1874, said school house having never been 
built. 

Aid. Knopf presented an order directing the 
Department of Public Works to prepare an or- 
dinance ; or sidewalk on Central Park avenue 
and moved that it be passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Department of Public 
Works prepare an ordinance for sidewalk on 
east side of Central Park avenue from Indiana 
to Huron streets. 

Aid. Stauber presented a petition for a free 
license for August Richter which was 
Referred to the Committee on License. 

ALSO, 

A petition of property owners and residents of 
the 14th Ward, for a sidewalk on Western ave- 
nue, from Chicago avenne to Division street, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, W. D. 

Aid'. Stauber presented an order directing the 
Department of Public Works to ^repair West 
Madison street from Central Park to the city 
limits which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys W. D. 

Ald.iStauber presented an order directing the 
Department of Public Works to report why the 
sidewalk on Western avenue from North avenue 
to Milwaukee avenue has not been built and 
moved its passage . 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered,That the Department of Public Works 
is hereby instructed to report to the Council at 
the next regular meeting why the sidewalk on 
Western avenue trom North avenue to Mil- 
waukee avenue, the ordinance for the construc- 
tion of which was passed September 27, 1875, has 
never been built. 

Aid. Niesen presented a petition for the re- 
moval of nuisance caused by a market on north 
end of Wells street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streetsland Al- 
leys, N. D. 

ALSO, 

An order for curbing, grading and paving by 
private contract Lincoln avenue, between Wells 
street and Centre street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, N. D. 

Aid. Waldo presented a petition of property 
holders, for a sewer on Hammond street, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, N. D. 

Aid. Niesen presented a petition for the estab- 
lishment of grade on Lincoln avenue, &c., &c., 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, N. D. 

Aid. Waldo presented an order for sidewalk on 
Sheifleld avenue, from Webster avenue to Ful- 
lerton avenue, and moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 



The following is the order as Dassed : 
Ordered, That the Department of Public 
Works be and are hereby instructed to submit 
to this Council an ordinance for sidewalk on the 
east side of Sheffield avenue, from Webster ave- 
nue to FuUerton avenue. 



An order directing the Department of Public 
Works to prepare ordinance for lamp posts on 
Webster avenue, from Racine to Clybourne ave- 
nues, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Gas Lights. 

ALSO, 

An order directing the Department of Pu "lie 
Works to prepare ordinance for lamp posts on 
Larrabee street, from Belden to Fullerton ave- 
nues, which was _ , . , ^ 

Referred to the Committee on Gas Lights. 

Aid. Waldo presented an order for sidewalk 
on east sine of Bissel street, from Sophia street 
to Webster avenue, and moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Department of PublicWorks 
be and are hereby instructed to prepare and 
submit to this Council an ordinance for sidewalk 
on the east side of Bissel street, from Sophia 
street to Webster avenue. 

Aid. Jonas presented a resolution directing 
the Committee on Judiciary to report whether 
the Mayor has power to act as the Board of 
Public Works and moved that it be adopted. 
The motion prevailed. ^ ^ ^ 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 
Resolved, That the Committee on Judiciary be 
and they are hereby instructed to report to this 
Council at their earliest convenience whether, 
in their opinion, the Mayor has the power to ex- 
ercise all the powers exercised by the Board of 
Public Works under the provisions of the old 
city charter. 

Aid. Daly presented an ordinance concerning 
scavengers, which was _ 

Referred to the Committee on Health and 
County Relations. 

Aid. Daly presented the draft of an ordinance 
entitled an ordinance to promote cheap telegra- 
phy in the City of Chicago, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Fire and Water. 

Aid. Daly presented a communication from 
the Lincoln Park Commissioners, concerning the 
condition of Pine street, north of Pearson stre et 
which was „^ , ^ . , ' 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, N. D. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Daly of the Com- 
mittee on Streets and Alleys, N. D. to whom was 
referred a petition for the repeal of the ordin- 
ance for paving Division street, from Clark street 
to Stone street, submitted a report recommend- 
ing the passage of an accompanying order. 

Aid. Daly moved to concur in the report and 
pass the order. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 

Feas— Pearsons, Ballard,Sanders,Cary, Phelps, 
Mallory, Riordan, Oliver, Lawler, Smyth, Mc- 
Nurney, Eiszner, Cook, Throop, Rawleigh, 
Thompson, Knopf, Ryan, Stauber, Niesen, Wal- 
do, Wetterer, Janssens. McCaffrey, Daly, Jonas 
—26. 

JVai/s— None- 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Department of Public 
Works is hereby directed to issue abatement 
vouchers on account of the assessment for curb- 
ing, filling, grading and paving Division street 
from North Clark street to Stone street for the 



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amount assessed to the various pieces and par- 
cels of land, less the amount of costs incurred by 
the city in levying and collecting said assess- 
ment. 

ADJOURNMENT. 

Aid, Lawler moved that the Council do now 
adjourn. 



The motion prevailed and 
adjourned. 



the Council stood 



CASPAR BUTZ, 

City Clerk, 



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CITY COUNCIL. 



SPECIAL MEETING. 



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OFFICIAL RECORD. 

No quorum. 



CASPAR BUTZ, 

City Clerk. 



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SPECIAL MEETING. 



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OFFICIAL RECORD. 

No quorum. 



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City Clerk. 



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CITY COUNCIL. 



REGULAR MEETING, 



CrXJX.'Y" 8, 1878. 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 

Pre-^ent— Aid. Pearsons, Tiiley, Ballard, San- 
ders, Cary, Piielps, Gilbert, Mallory, Tully, Tur- 
ner, Lodding, Cullertou, Eiordan, McNally, Oli- 
ver, Lavvder, Beidler, Smyth, McNurney, E"iszner, 
Cook, Tliroop, Seaton, Eawleigh, Thompson, 
Knopf, llyan, Stauber, Niesen, Waldo, Scliweis- 
tlial, Wetterer, McCaffrey, Daly, Jonas. 

Absent— Aid. Janssens," and His Honor tlie 
Mayor. 

Aid, Tuley in the Chair. 

MINUTES. 

Aid. Ryan moved that tlie minutes of the 
regular meethig held July 1st, 1878, and the 
special meeting of July 5th. 1878, be approved 
without being read 

The motion prevailed. 

By unanimous consent Aid. Ryan presented 
an ordinance amending an ordinance for a horse 
railway track on West Madison street, and moved 
that it be passed. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

F«;rt,'5--Pearson3, Tulev, Ballard, Sanders, Oa- 
ry, Phelps, Gilbert, Mallory, Lodding, Culler- 
ton, KioTdan, McNally, Oliver, La wler, Beidler, 
Smyth, McNurney, Eiszne)', Cook. Throop, Sea- 
ton, Kawleigh, Thomp.son, Knopf, Ryan, Nie- 
sen, Waldo, Schweisthal, Wetterer, McCaffrey, 
Daly, Jon as. --32. 

iVayx— None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed : 

ORDINANCE. 

Be it ordained hy the City Council of the City of 
Cliicario : 

Section l. That section i of the ordinance 
for the extension of horse railway tracks on West 



Madison street, passed June 24, 1878, be and the 
same is hereby amended, by striking out of said 
section the words "to the proposed trotting 
park," found in the ninth line of the printed copy 
of said ordinance, as found in the printed Coun- 
cil proceedings, and also, by striking out the 
words " trotting park," elsewhere found in said 
section, and inserting in lieu thereof the words 
" Central Park." Also, by striking out the words 
" proposed trotting park," wherever found in the 
second section of said ordinance, and inserting 
in lieu thereof the words " said Central Park," 
to the end that said ordinance may so read that 
the terminus of said tracks as fixed by said ord- 
inance shall be said Central Park 'in place of 
said trotting park. 

REPORTS OF CITY OFFICERS. 

The Clerk presented a communication from 
His Honor the Mayor, covering a list of names 
of persons pardoned from the House of Correc- 
tion during the v^reek ending July 6, 1878, 
which was 

Placed on file . 

The Comptroller submitted a communication 
covering bids for the city printing for the bal- 
ance of the present fiscal year, vvhich was 

Referred to the Committee on Printing. 

The Department of Public Works submitted a 
report covering an ordinance for repaying the 
intersection of M;\rket and Lake streets, and 
that portion of the bridge approach lying be- 
tween the west line of Market street and"Lake 
street bridge. 

Aid. Ballard moved to suspend the rules for 
the purpose of putting the ordinance on its pass- 
age. 

The m.otion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

rea«— Pearsons, Tuley. Ballard, Sanders, Gary, 
Phelps, Gilbert, Mallory, Tully, Lodding, Culler- 



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ton, iiiordan, McNally, Oliver, Lawler, Beidler, 
8niytli, McNuniey, Eiszuer, Cook, Tliroop, Sea- 
ton", K^iAvlelgh, Thompson, Knopf, Stauber, Nie- 
sen, Waldo, ScliweisttiaU Wetterer, McCaffrey, 
Daly, Jonas— 33. 

Nays— ^ owe. 

Aid. Ballard moved that the ordinance be 
passed. ^ ^ 

The motion prevailed hy yeas and nays as fol- 
lows. 

Teas- -Pearsons, Tuley, Ballard. Sanders,Cary, 
Phelps, Gilbert, Mallory, Tully, Loclding, Ilior- 
dan, McNally, Oliver, Lawler, Beidler, Smyth, 
McNnraey, Eiszner, Cook, Throop, Seaton, Raw- 
leigh, Thompson, Knopf. Stauber, Niesen, Wal- 
do, Schweisthal, Wetterer, McCaffrey, Daly, 
Jonas— 32. 

Nays — None. 

The followiiig is the ordinance as passed : 

ORDINANCE, 

Be it ordained hy the City Council of the City 
of Chicago . 

Section l. That the Department of Public 
Works proceed without delay to contract for re- 
paving the intersection of Market and Lake 
streets, and that portion of the approach lying 
between tlie west line of Market street and Lake 
street bridge, said work to be done with 6 inch 
pine bloctks, placed upon an inch board founda- 
tion with lake shore gravel and paving cement, 
to be paid for out of the appropriation for public 
benefits for street intersections for the year 1878. 

Al(i. Gilbert moved to suspend the rules for the 
purpose of withdrawing from the Committee on 
Piinting the reference covering bids for city 
printing. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas— Pearsons, Tuley, Ballard, Sanders, Ga- 
ry, Flielps, Gilbert, Mallory, Lodding, Eiordan, 
McNally, Oliver, Lawler, Beidler, McNurney, 
Eiszner, Seaton, liawleigh. Thompson, Knopf, 
Eyan, Stauber, Niesen, Waldo, Schweisthal, 
McCaffrey,— 26. 

7\'ftys— Tully, Cullerfcon, Smyth, Cook, Throop, 
Wetterer, Daly, Jonas— 8. 

Aid. Gilbert moved that the reference of bids 
of newspapers for city printing be withdrawn 
froiu the Committee on Printing. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays, as 
follows : 

Feas— Tuley, i.allard, Cary, Phelps, Gilbert, 
Mallory, Turner. Lodding, Itiordan, McNally, 
Seaton', Eawleigii, Thompson, Knopf, Stauber, 
Niesen, Schweisthal, McCaffrey— 18. 

iVays— Pearsons, Sanders, Tully, Cullerton, 
Oliver. Lawler, Beidler, Smyth, McNurney, 
Eiszner, Cook, Throop, Ryan, Waldo, Wetterer, 
Daly, Jonas — 17. 

Aid. Gilbert moved that the contract for the 
city's printing be given to the ■ " Chicago Daily 
Telegraph," it being the lowest bidder. 

Aid. Cook asked to be excused from this meet- 
ing, he being ill. 
Aid. Daly iuoved that he be excused. 
ilie motion prevailed. 

Aid. Tullv moved that the matter be referred 
to the Committees on Finance and Printing. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Teas— Sanders, Mallory, Tully, Lodding, Cul - 
lerton, Eiordan, Oliver, Lawler. Beidler, Smyth, 
Throop, Eawleigh, Niesen, Waldo, Wetterer, 
Daly, Jonas— 17. 

jVai/s— Pearsons, Tuley, Ballard, Cary, Phelps, 
Gilbert, McNurney, Eiszner, Seaton, Thompson, 
Knopf, Eyan, Stauber, Schweisthal, McCaffrey, 
--15. 

Aid. Cary moved that the Joint Committees on 
Fiiniuce aiid Printing be requested to report at 
the next regular meering, and that their report 
be made the special order for the next regular 
meeting, at 8.30 o'clock p. m. 

The motion prevailed. 



The Department of Public Works submitted a 
communication covering an order authorizing N. 
DeGolyer to pave Eighteenth street between 
Wabash avenue and Indiana avenue, by private 
contract, which was 

Eef erred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, S.D. 

Aid. McNally moved that the reports of the 
Committee on Elections on the petition of Jas. 
H. Hildreth, be made the special order for the 
next regular meeting at 9 o'clock p. m. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays, as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas— Pearsons, Tuley, Sanders, Cary, Phelps, | 
Gilbert, Mallory, Tully, Turner, Lodding, Culler- 
ton, Oliver, Lawler, Beidler, Smyth, McNurney, 
Ei&zner, Seaton, Eawleigh, Eyan, Niesen, Waldo, 
McCaffrey, Jonas.— 24. 

iy©y.s— Ballard, 'ihroop, Thompson, Knopf, 
Stauber, Schweisthal, Wetterer, Daly— 8. 

The Department of Public Works presented a 
communication concerning the ordinance repeal- 
ing an ordinance for paving Monroe street, 
which was 

Eeferred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, S.D. 

The Superintendent of Buildings submitted a 
report of the operations of his department, for 
the month of June, which was 

Eeferred to the Committee on Public Build- 
ings, 

The Department of Public Works presented an 
ordinance for sidewalk on the east side of Shef- 
field avenue, from Webster avenue to Fullerton 
avenue, which was 

Eeferred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, N. D. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on the 
south side of Douglas avenue, from Portland 
avenue to Stewart avenue, which was 

Eeferred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, S. D. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on the 
east side of Central Park avenue, from West In- 
diana street to West Huron street, which was 

Eeferred to the Committee on Streets, and Al- 
leys, W. I).. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for water service pipes 
on Halsted street, from south branch of Chicago 
river to Arclier avenue. 

Aid. lully moved that the ordinance be 
passed. ^ ^, 

The motion prevailed and the ordinance was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Feas— Pearsons, Tuley, Ballard, Sanders, Cary, 
Phelps, Gilbert, Mallory, Tully, Turner, Lodding,, 
Eiordan, McNally, Oliver, Lawler, Beidler, 
Smyth, McNurney, Eiszner, Seaton, Eawleigh, 
Thompson, Knopf, Eyan, Stauber, Niesen, Wal- 
do, Schweisthal, Wetterer, Daly, Jonas-31. 

iVdys— None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for water service pipes 
on Eighteenth street, from Wabash avenue to 
Indiana avenue, which was 

Eeferred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys S- D. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for curbing and fdling 
Wesson street, from Chicago avenue to Oak 

Aid.' McCaffrey moved that the ordinance be 
passed. ^ . , 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : ^ -, ^ 

Feas— Pearsons, Tuley ,Ballard, Sanders, Cary, 
Phelps, Gilbert, Mallory, Tully, Loddmg, Cul- 



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1878. 



lerton, Riordan. McNally, Oliver, Beidler, Mc- 
Niirney, Eiszner, Throop, Seaton, Rawleigh. 
Thompson, Knopf, Ryan, Niesen, Waldo, 
Scliweisthal, Wetterer, McCatf rey, Daly, Jonas 
—30. 
Nays— Isone 

SPECIAL, ORDER. 

The chair directed that the special order, the 
reports on the appointments made by the Mayor, 
be now taken up. 

The Clerk presented the report of the Com- 
mittee on Fnanee on appointment of John A. 
Farwell as Comptroller. 

Aid. Pearsons moved that the appointment be 
confii-mcd. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Fea^— Pearsons. Tuley, Ballard. Sanders, Gary, 
Phelps. Gilbert, Mallory, Tully, Lodding, Cul- 
lerton, Riordan, Oliver, Beidler, Smyth, Eiszner, 
Throop, Seaton Rawleigh, Thompso)i, Knopf, 
Ryan, Stauber, Niesen, Waldo, Scliweisthal, 
Wetterer, McCaffrey, Daly, Jonas— 30, 

Nays—Ma'N-AUY, Lawler, McNurney— 3. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Committee on Police, on the 
appointment of M. C. Hiekey as General Super- 
intendent of Police, 

Aid- Daly moved that the report be concurred 
in and the appointment confirmed. 

Aid Cullerton moved that the report be post- 
poned for one week. 

Aid. Gilbert moved to lay the motion of Aid. 
Cullerton on the table, and his motion prevailed 
by veas and nays as follows : 

Feas— Pearsons, Tuley, Ballard,Sanders, Cary, 
Phelps. Gilbert, Lodding, McNally, McNurney, 
Eiszner, Seaton, Ravvfleigh, Thompson, Knopf, 
Rvan. Stauber, Waldo, Me(;affrey--17. 

iVays— Mallory, Tully, Cullerton, Riordan, 
Oliver, Lawler, Beidler, Smyth, Throop, Niesen, 
Schv/eisthal, Wetterer, Daly, Jonas— 14, 

Aid . Rawleigh called for the previous question 
and the call was sustained by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Fea,^!— Pearsons, Tuley, Ballard. Sanders, Cary, 
Phelps, Gilbert, Lodding, McNally, McNurney, 
Eiszner, Seaton, Rawleigh, Thompson. Knopf, 
Ryan, Stauber, Waldo, McCalf rey— 19. 

Naijs— Mallory, Tully, Cullerton, Riordan, 
Oliver, Lawler, Beidler, Smyth, Throop, Niesen, 
Schweis hai, Wetterer, Daly, Jonas— 14. 

The question then being on the motion to con- 
cur in the report and confirm the appointment, 
the yeas and nays were taken and the motion 
v/as lost by the following vote : 

Feas- -Mallory, Tully. Cullerton, Riordan,- 
Oliver, Beidler, Niesen, Sehweisthal, Wetterer, 
Daly. Jonas--ll. 

JVai/.s-— Pearsons, Tuley, Ballard, Sanders, 
Cary, Phelps, Gilbert, Lodding, McNally,Lawler, 
Smyth, McNurney. Eiszner, Throop, Seaton, 
Rawleigh, Thompson, Knopf, Ryan, Stauber, 
Waldo, McCaffrey— 22. 

Aid. Rawleigh moved to reconsider the vote 
last taken. 

Aid. Gilbert moved to lay the motion of Aid. 
Rawleigh on the table, and the motion prevailed 
by yeas and nays as follows : 

Feas— Pearsons, Tulev, Ballard, Sanders,Cary, 
Phelps, Gilbert, Lodding, McNally, Lavv^ler, Mc- 
Nurney, Eiszner, Seaton, Rawleigh, Thompson, 
Knopf, Ryan, Stauber, ^Valdo, McCaffrey— 20. 

iVays— Mallory, Tully, CJullerton, Riordan, Oli- 
ver, Beidler, Smyth, 'Ihroop, Niesen, Sehweis- 
thal, Wetterer,Daly, Jonas.— 13. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Committee on Police on the 
appointment of Joseph H. Dixon, as Deputy 
Superintendent of Police. 

Aid. Lawler moved that the report be con- 
cun-ed in and the appointment confirmed. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 



Fcas— Tuley, Cary, Phelps, Gilbert, Malloiy, 
Lodding, Cullerton, Riordan, Oliver, Lav/ler, 
Smyth, McNurney, ElszJier, Thi-oop, Seaton, 
Rawleigh, Thompson, Knopf, ■ yan, Stauber, 
Niesen, Waldo, Sehweisthal, Wetterer, McCaf- 
frey, Jonas— 2(5. 

iVa?/.s— Pearsons, Ballard, Sanders, Tully, Mc- % 
Nally, Beidler-6. ' 

ALSO, 

The report of the Committee on Bridewell on 
the appointment of Louis Wahl as Inspector of 
the House of Correction, for the term ending 
May, 1880. 

Aid. Lodding moved that the report be con- 
curred in and the appointment confirmed. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Feas- -Pearsons, Tuley,- Ballard, Sanders, 
Cary, Phelps, Gilbert, Mallory, Tully, Lodding, 
Cullerton, McNally, Lawler, Beidler, Smyth, 
McNurney, Eiszner, Throop Seaton, Ra'wloigh, 
Thompson, Knopf, Ryan, Stauber, Niesen, Wal- 
do, Sehweisthal, Wetterer, McCaffrey, Daly, 
Jonas— 31. 

Nays— None 

ALSO. 

The report of the Committee on Bridewell on 
the appoiniment of C. G. Hammond as Inspector 
of the House ol Correction, for the term ending 
in May, 1881. 

Aid. Lodding moved that the report be con- 
curred in and the appointment confirmed. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Feas- Pearsons, Tuley, Ballard, Sanders, 
Cary, Phelps, Gilbert. Mallorv, Tully, Lodding, 
Cullerton, Riordan, McNally, Lawler, Beidler, 
Smyth, McNurney, Eiszner, Throop, Seaton, 
Rawleigh, Thompson, Knopf, Ryan, Stauber, 
Niesen, Waldo, Sehweisthal, Wetterer. McCaf- 
frey, Daly, .Jonas--32. 

iVays— None. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Committee on Bridewell on 
the appointment of John C. Haines as Inspector 
of the House of Correction, for the term ending 
in May, 1879, recommending that said appoint- 
ment be not confirmed, and that the Mayor send 
in another name to the Council. 

Aid. Pearsons moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Feas- -Pearsons, Tulev, Baliard, Sanders, Cary, 
Phelps, Gii)}ert, Mallory, Tully, Lodding, Rior- 
dan. McNally, Lawler, McNurney. Eiszner, 
Throop, Rawleigh, Thompson, Knopf, Stauber, 
Niesen, Wetterer, McCaft'rey, Daly, Joiias--25. 

iVays— Cullerton, Oliver, Beidler, Smyth, Sea- 
ton, Waldo, Sehweisthal— 7. 

ALSO. 

The report of the Committee on Fire and 
Water on the appointment of Matt Benner as 
Fire Marshal. 

Aid. Thompson moved that the report be con- 
curred in and the appointment confirmed. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Feas- Pearsons. Tuley, Ballard, Sanders, Cary, 
Phelps, Gilbert, Mallory, Tully, Lodding, Culler- 
ton, Riordan, McNally, Oliver, Lawler, Beidler, 
Smyth, McNurney, Eiszner. Throop, Seaton, 
Rawleigh, Thompson, Knopf, Ryan, Stauber, 
Niesen, Waldo, Scliweisthal, Wetterer, McCaf- 
frey, Daly, Jonas— 33. 

If ays— None. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Committee on Fhiance on the 
appointment of Wm. H. Heafford as City Col- 
lector. 

Aid. Throop moved to concur in the report and 
confirm the appointment, 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 



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Feat— Pearsons, Tuley, Ballard, Sanders, Gary, 
Phelps, aiibert, Mallory, Tully, Lodding, Cul- 
lerton, Kiordan, McNaliy, Oliver, Lawler, Beid- 
ler, Smytli, McNurney, Eiszner, Tliroop, Seaton, 
Eawleigh. Thompson, Knopf, Ryan, Stauber, 
Niesen, Waldo, Schweisthal, Wetterer, McCaf- 
frey, Daly, Jonas— 33. 

Nays- -None. 

ALSO, 

The re])ort of the Committee on Public Build- 
ings, on the appointment of L. D, Cleaveland as 
Superintendent of Buildings, 

Aid, iiyan moved to concur .in the report and 
confirm the appointment. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
io vi^s : 

Fefl-s- -Pearsons, Tuley, Ballard, Sanders, 
Cary, Phelps, Mallory, Tullv, Lodding, Riordan, 
McNally, Oliver, Lawler, Beidler, Smyth, Mc- 
Nurney, Eiszner. Throop, Seaton, Kawleigh, 
Thompson, Knopf, Ryan, Stauber, Niesen, Wal- 
do, Schweisthal, Wetterer, McCaffrey, Daly, 
Jonas— 31. 

Nays— :\ one. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Committee on Markets on 
appointment of F. Benzinger as Sealer of Weights 
and Measures. 

Aid. Waldo moved to concur intlie report and 
confirm the appointment. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Feas— Tuley, Sanders, Gilbert, Mallory, Tully, 
Lodding, CuUerton, Riordan, Smyth, Stauber, 
Niesen, Waldo, Schweisthal, Wetterer, Daly. 
Jonas— 16. 

iWty«— Pearsons, Ballard, Cary. Phelps, Mc- 
Naliy, Oliver, La,wler, Beidler. McNurney, Eisz- 
ner, Throop, Beaton, Rawleigh, Thompson, 
Knopf, Ryan, McCaifrey,— 17. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Committee on Markets on 
the appointment of K. ■■ \ Cole r.s Oil Inspector. 

Aid. Waldo moved to concur in the report and 
confirm the appointment. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 

■ lOAVS : 

Feas— Pearsons. Tuley. Ballard, Sanders, Cary, 
Pheli)S, Gilbert, Mallory, Tully, Lodding. Culler- 
ton, Riordan, McN ally, Oliver, Lawler, Beidler, 
Smyth, McNurney, Eiszner, Throop, Seaton, 
Rawleigh, Thompson, Knopf, Ryan, Stauber, 
Niesen, Waldo. Schv\'eisthal, Wetterer, McCaf- 
frey, Daly, Jonas— 33. 

iVaj/s— None. 

ALSO, 

The report of tlie Committee on Health and 
County Relations on appointment of Dr. W. P. 
Dunne, as City Physician. 

Aid. Ballard moved to concur in the report and 
confirm the appointment. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Feas— Pearsons, Tuley, Ballard, Sanders, Cary, 
i'helps, Gilbert, Mallory, Tully, Lodding, Culler- 
toi., Riordan, McNaily, Oliver, Lawler, Beidler, 
Smvth. McNurney, iEiszner. Throop, Seaton, 
Kawleigh, Thompson, Knopf, Ryan, Staiibt.;r, 
Niesen, Walclo, Schweisthal, Wetterer, McCaf- 
frey, Daly, Jonas--33. 

Nays— 'None- 

ALSO. 

The report of the Committee on Fire ;i,nd 
Water on appointment of John D, Murphy as 
Boiler Inspector. 

Aid. Ryan moved to concur in the report and 
cor.firm tlie appointment. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Fea.s— Pearsons, Tuley. Ballard, Sanders, Cary 
Phelps, Gilbert, RIallory, Tully, Lodding, Culler- 
ton, Riordan, McNaliy, Oliver, Lawler, Beidler, 
Smyth, McNurney, Eiszner, Throop, Seaton, 



Rawleigh. Thompson, Knopf, Ryan, Stauber, 
Niesen, Waldo, Schweisthal, Wetterer, McCaf- 
frey, Daly, Jonas— 33. 
Nays—None. 

Aid. Beidler asked leave of absence from the 
Council for six weeks. 
Aid. Lawler moved that leave be granted. 
The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Committee on Gas Lights on 
the appointment of John E. Siebel as Gas In- 
spector. 

Aid. Waldo moved to concur in the report and 
confirm the appointment. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Feas- Tuley, Ballard, Sanders, Cary, Phelps, 
Gilbert, Mallory, Tully, Lodding, Cullerton, Rior- 
dan, Beidler, Smyth, McNurney, Eiszner, 
Throop, Seaton, Rawleigh, Thompson, Knopf, 
Ryan, Stauber, Niesen, Waldo, Schweisthal. 
Wetterer, McCaffrey, Daly, Jonas.— 29. 

Nays— Pe&rsons, McNaliy, Oliver, Lawler— 4. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Committee on Judiciary on 
appointment of Joseph F. Bonfleld as Corpora- 
tion Counsel, 

Aid. Throop moved to concur in the report and 
confirm the appointment. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays, as fol- 
lows : 

Feas— Pearsons, Tuley, Ballard, Sanders,Cary, 
Phelps, Gilbert, Mallory, Tully, Lodding, Culler- 
ton, Riordan, McNaliy, Oliver, Lawler, Beidler, 
Smyth, McNurney, Eiszner, Throop, Seaton, 
Rawleigh, Thompson, Knopf, Ryan, Stauber, 
Niesen, Waldo. Schweisthal, Wetterer, McCaf- 
frey, Daly, Jonas— 33. 

IVay.s— None. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Committee on f olice on the 
appointment of A. N. Linscott as Prosecuting 
Attorney. 

Aid. Lawler moved to concur in the report and 
confirm the appointment. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Feas— Pearsons, Tuley, Ballard, Sanders, Cary, 
Phelps, Gili)ert, Mallory, Tully, Lodding, Culler- 
ton, Riordan, McNally, Oliver, Lawler, Beidler, 
Smyth, McNurney, Eiszner, Throop, Seaton, 
Rawleigh, Thompson, Knopf, Ryan, Stauber, 
Niesen, Waldo, Schweisthal, Wetterer, McCaf- 
frey, Daly, Jonas— 33. 

Nays— None. 

SUSPENSION OF THE RULSS. 

Aid. Lodding moved that the rules be suspend- 
ed for the puroose of permitting the Committee 
on Schools to report on appoiniments of mem- 
bers of the Board of Education. 

The uioti n prevailed by yeas and nays as tol- 

Feati— Pearsons, Tuley, Ballard, Sande.is.Cary, 
Phelps, Gilbert, Mallory. Tully, Lodding, Culler- 
ton, Riordan, McNaliy, Oliver, Lawler, Beidler, 
S)nyth, McNurney, Eiszner, Throop, Seaton, 
Raw]p|Q,'h, Thomoson, Knopf, Ryan, Stauber, 
Mesen,^ Waldo, Schweisthal, Wetterer, McCaf- 
frey, Daly, Jonas— 33. 

Na]j^—--~ one. 

The Coinmittee on Schools to whom was refer- 
red the aopointments or J. L. Allen, W. J. Eng- 
lish, D, A. Kohn, Thoma Brenan and Geo. B. 
Armstrong, as members of the Board of Educa- 
tion, submitted a report recommending th;tt the 
appointments of W. J. Euglisli, Geo. B. Ann- 
strong and T)iomas Brenan be confirmed, tlie 
other appointments liaving been withdrawn. 

Aid. Tully moved that the appointment of W. 
J. English be confirmed. 



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Tlie motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Feas— Tuley, Sanders, Tully, Lodding, Culler- 
ton, Eiordan, McKally, Oliver, Lawler, Beidler, 
Smyth, Eiszner, Knopf, ;Eyan, Mesen. Waldo, 
Scliweisthal, Wetterer, McCaffrey, Daly, Jonas 

ZVa?/8- -Pearsons, Ballard, Gary, Phelps, Gil- 
bert, Mallory, McNurney, Throop, Seaton, Raw- 
leigh, Thompson, Stauber,— 12. 

Aid. Throop moved that the appointment of 
Geo. B. Armstrong be confirmed. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas— ^eaisons, Tuley, Ballard, Sanders, Cary, 
Gilbert, Mallory, Tally, Lodding, (Jullertoii, 
Riordan, McNally, Oliver, Lawler, Beidler, 
Smyth, McNurney, Eiszner, Throop, Seaton, 
Rawleigh^ Thompson, Knopf, Ryan, Stauber, 
Niesen, Waldo, Schweisthal, Wetterer, McCaf- 
frey, Daly, Jonas— 32. 

i\'ai/a -Phelps, —1 

Aid. Ryan moved that the appointment of 
Thomas Brenan be confinned. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays, as fol- 
lows : 

reas— Pearsons, Tuley, Ballard, Sanders, Cary, 
Gilbert, Mallory, Tully, Lodding, Cullerton 
Riordan. McNally, Oliver. Lawler, Beidler 
Smyth. McNurney, Eiszner, Throon, Seaton, 
Rawleigh, Thompson, Knopf. Ryan, Stauber, 
Nie^'en.Yy'aldo, Schweisthal, Wetterer, McCaf- 
irey, Dalv. Jonas— 22. 

jVoys— Fhelps,— 1 



Aid. Loddmg moved that when the Council 
ad.iourns it be until Thursday, July llth, at 7.30 
o'clock p. m. ■ 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Fea.8— Tuley, Ballard, Sanders, Lodding, Cul- 
lerton, Riordan, McNally, Lawler. Smyth, Mc- 
Nurney, Eiszner, Ryan, Stauber, Niesen. McCaf- 
frey, Jonas— 16. 

iVays— Pearsons, Cary, Phelps, Gilbert, Mal- 
lory Tully, Oliver, Beidler, Throop, Seaton, 
Rawleigh, Thompson, Knopf, Waldo, Schweis- 
thal, Wetterer, Daly— 17. 

Aid. Gilbert moved that the Committee on 
Schools be instructed to report on the appoint- 
ments of A. L, BartlettandE.Frankenthalas 
members of the Board of Education, at the next 
regular meeting, and that their reports be made 
the special order for 8 o'clock. 

The motion prevailed. 

ADJOURNMENT . 

Aid. Gilbert moved that the Council do now 
adjourn. 

The motion prevailed and the Council stood 
adjourned. 

CASPAR BUTZ, 

City Clerk . 



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CITY COUNCIL. 



REGULAR MEETINa 



crirXiir is, lavs. 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 

Present-Aid, Pearsons, Tuley, Ballard, San- 
ders, Gary, Phelps, Gilbert, Mallory. Tiilly, Tur- 
ner. Lodding, CullertoTi, Riordan, McNaliv. Oli- 
ver, Lawler, Smyth, McNurney, Eiszner, Gook 
Ihroop, Seatou, Eawleigh, Thompson. Knopf, 
Ryan, Stauber, Niesen. Waldo, Wetterer 
Janssens, McCaffrey. Dalv, Jonas 

Absent-Aia, Beidler, Schweisthal, and His 
Honor the Mayor. 

Aid. Tuley in the Chair. 

MINUTES. 

Aid. Raw] eisfh moved that the minutes of 
the legular meetmg held July 8th, 1878. be 
approved without being read. ^ , i-^"^, ua 

The motion prevailed. 

REPORTS OF CITY OFFICERS. 

Hi^ HnSf thnP'^T^''*®^ ^ communication from 
Mis Honor the Mayor, cover ng a list of names 
of person.s pardoned from the llouse of Coriec 
which waf^ ^'^ '''^^^ ^"^^"^^ -^''^y 13,1878, 
Placed on file . 

ALSO, 

The following communication : 

MAYOR'S OFFICE. | 

^ ,, Chicago, July 1.5, 1878. \ 

ChicagoT' ^^^ ^^^^ Council, of the City or 

r71\^J^^^,^^^]^^^^ V. A. Seavey to fill the office 
mmFbrPi^'''^?"^^* ?^"«e andto hold the s me 
Sded 1?.?''.!' r^'^^'^^y ^" December, 1879, as 

Resper'tfullv, 

M. Heath, Mayor 



Aid. Ryan moved that the communication be 
leferred to the Committee ou Police. 
The motion prevailed. 

The^Uepartm nt of Public Works presented a 
report and ordinance foi- tour lamp posts on 
Dayton street, fn.iu Centre street to Sophia 
street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Gas Lights. 

ALSO. 

A i-eport and ordinance for five lamp posts on 
Hurlbut street, from Clybourn avenue to Sigel 
street, which was ^ 

Referred to the Committee on Gas Lights. 

The Clerk presented the official bond of 
Joseph J Bonfleld, Corporation Coun.sel, signed 
by H.C. Ayer, John R. Walsh and Marcus C. 

btPiirns, which was 
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

ALSO. 

The nfflcial bond of John J) Murphy, as Boiler 
S^.?r^i"»' ^^^ned by \vm. T. Wrightson and 
Michael Roach, whicn was 

Referred to the Committee on Fire and Water. 

ALSO, 

The official bond of John E. Siebel as Gas In- 
spector, signed bv Christian Wahl and Pan' 
Jueigens. vvhich was 

Referred to the Committee 011 Gas Lights. 

ALSO, 

The official bond of Joseph H.Dixon as Deputy 
Superintendent of Police, signed by Edgar P 
lobey, John B. Lyon and John R H'oxie, which 

Referred to the Committee on Police. 

ALSO, 

The official bond of Wm. H. Heafford as Citr 
Collec'or, signed by Henry T. Weeks, iladisi.ii 



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Beal, Thomas Brenan and Tliomas Carbine, 
wi:icliwas .^^ ^. 

Referred tathe Committee on Fmance. 

ALSO, 

The official bond of A. N. Linscntt as Prose- 
euting- Attorney, signed by David W. Clark, Jr., 
and Clark Lipe which was 

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary, 

ALSO, 

The official bond of Wm. P. Dunne as City 
Physician, signed by Ri-hard M. Oliver and 
Chas E.Felton. which w.;s ' ^ .^ 

Referred to the Committee on Bridewell. 

ALSO, 

The official bond of Chas G. Hammond as In- 
snector of the Hou^e of Correction, signed by h. 
W Bl.tciiford and Henry W. King, which was 

Kef rredto the Committee on Bridewell 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 

The Clerk presented the report of the Com- 
mittee on Judiciary on ordinance providing for 
l)avment of salary to Aldermen, pending at ad- 
journment, June 10, 1878. 

Ad. Ryan moved that ,the repor. be post- 
poned. ., , 

The motion prevailed. 

-^Id Gill>ert moved that the rules be suspend- 
ed for, he purpose of taking up petitions and 
communications. ^ ^. ^ 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as lol- 
lows, two-thirds not agreeing : „ _, ^ , 

Feas-Pearsons, Tuley. Ballard, Sanders, 
Phelps, Gilbert, Mallory, Lodding, Riordan, 
Lawler, McNurney, Eiszner, Seatou, Rawleigh, 
Thompson, Knopf,-16. ^ , _ ^ 

Navs-CsiVY, Oliver, Cook, Throop, Ryan, 
Niesen, Waldo, Wetterer, Daly, Jonas— 10. 

The Clerk presented the i eport of the Joint 
Committees on Streets and Alleys on ordinance 
prohibiting teams from standing on streets oc- 
cupied by horse railways, laid over June 24. 

Aid. Lawler moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Rawleigh moved that when the Council 
adjourns it be until Thursday July 18, at 7.30 

o clock, p. m. ^ .t, ^^v, r. -1 ^ 

Ala. CuUerton moved that the Council do now 
adjourn, and raised the point of o.der that his 
motion took precedence of the motion o Aid. 
Rawleigh under the rules. . 

rhe Chair decided the point of order not well 
taken for the reason that inasmuch as the rules 
;indorder of business do not explicitly deter- 
mine the question, it must be decided according 
to Roberts Rules Of Order, where it is expressly 
stated, that a motion to fix the time to which 
the assembly shall adjourn, takes precedence of 
all other motions. ... ^ • • 

Aid. Cuilerton appealed from the decision of 
the chair. , . ,<„,„.. v, - v. 

The question then being Shall the chair be 
sustained." Aid. Cuilerton demanded the yeas 
and nays, :>nd the chair was sustained by the 
following vote : „ „ , c. ^ r^-iu 4- 

j^ecis—Pearsons, Ballard, Sanders. Gilbert, 
Lawler McNurney, Eiszner, Cook, Seaton, Raw- 
leigh, Thomoson, Knopf, Waldo, McCaffrey, 

j^^Vs— Gary, Phelps, Mallory. Tully, Turner, 
Lodding, Cuilerton, McNally, Oliver, Throop, 
iSiesen, Wetterer, Janssens, Jonas— 14. 

The question then being on the motion of Aid. 

Rawleigh, it was agreed to by yeas and n .ys as 

follows ; r.^ , -,-, n ^ CI J ^1 

Yg(js— Pearsons, Tuley, Ballard, Sanders,Cary. 
Phelps, Gilbert, Loddmg, Riordan, Oliver, Law- 
ler McNurney, Eiszner, Cook, Seaton, Raw- 
leigh, Thompson, Knopf, Ryan, Stauber, Mc- 
Caffrey, Jonas— 22. 



iVays— Mallory /r Lilly, Turner, Cuilerton, Mc- 
Nally, Smyth, Throop, Niesen, Wetterer, Jans- 
sens, Daly,— 11. 

The question then being on the motion to ad- 
journ it was lost by yeas and nays as follows : 
■ Feas— Tuley, Mallory, Tully, Turner, Culler- 
ton, Oliver, McNurney, Eiszner, Ryan, Janssens. 

Nays-Peeasons., Ballard, Sanders, Cary, Phelps 
Gilbert, Lodding, Riordan, McNally, Lawler, 
Smyth, Cook,Throop,Seaton, Rawleigh, Thomp- 
son, Knopf, Stauber, Niesen, Waldo, Wetterer,. 
McCaffrey, Daly, Jona— 24. 

Aid. Cary moved that the Committee on Police 
be instructed to report on the appointment of V. 
A. Seavey as Suneiintcndent of Police at the ad- 
journed meeting- to be held on Thursday, July 18„ 
and that the report be made the special order 
for » o'clock. ^ ^ , 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays, as tol- 

Feas— Pearsons, Ballard, Sanders, Cary, Phelps. 
Gilbert, Lodding, Lawler, McNurney, Eiszner, 
Cook, Throop, Seaton, Rawleigh, Thompson, 
Knopf, Ryan, Stauber, Waldo, Wetterer, Mc- 
Caffrey ,-21. ^^ ,,. , 

iVays-Tuley, Mallory, Turner, Riordan, Mc- 
Nally, Smyth, Niesen, Janssens, Daly,— y. 

Aid. Ryan moved to reconsider the vote by 
which the appointment of F. Benzinger as Seal- 
er of Weighis and Measures was rejected. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as tol- 

Feas— Pearsons. Ballard, Lodding, Cuilerton, 
Eiszner, Seaton, Rawleigh, Ryan, Stauber, Nie- 
sen, Waldo, Wetterer, Janssens, Daly. Jonas 

JVai/a— Tuley, Sanders, Gary. Phelps, Mallory, 
Tully, Turner, Riordan, McNaliy, Lawler, 
Smyth, McNurney, Cook, Throop, Thompson, 
Knopf, McCaffrey,— 17. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Pearsons pre- 
sented a resolution authorizing the Lady Super- 
visors of the Woman's Hospital of the State ot 
ilhnois to sell refreshments near the Doiigla.s 
monument on VV ednesd .y, July I7th. ana moved 
its adoption. ^ „ , 

The moti n prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 

Feas- -Pearsons, Ballard, Sanders, Gilbert, 
Mallory, Lodding, Oliver, Lawler, Smyth, Mc- 
Nurney, Eiszner, Cook, Throop, Seaton, Tuomp- 
son, Knopf, Ryan, Stauber, Niesen, WaiUo, 
Wetterer, Janssens, McCaffrey, Daly,Jonas— m5. 

JYays— Tuley, Cary, Phelps, Turner, Riordan, 
McNally, Rawleigh,- -7. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 

Resolved, That the Lady Supervisors ot the 
Woman's Hospital of the State of Illinois be and 
they are hereby permitted to sell ice cream, 
cakes, lemonade, and cigais on Wednesday the 
17th inst, on or near the i)ouglas monument 
grounds, under such restrictions as may be sti- 
pulated by the mo.^ument committee, the pro- 
ceeds to be exclusively appropriated for the use 
of said hospital. 

Aid. Ryau moved that the rules be s spended 
for the purpose of allowing him to present an 
an order. ^ ,. , 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as tol- 

Fcas— Pearsons, Tuley, Ballard, Sanders,Cary, 
Phelps, Gilbert. Mallory, Tully, Turne , Lodd- 
ing cuilerton, Riordan, McNally, Oliver.Lawler, 
Smyth, McNurney, Eiszner, Cook, Throop, Sea- 
ton, Rawleigh, Thompson, Knopf, Ryan, Stauber, 
Niesen, Waldo, Wetterer, Janssens, McCaffrey, 
Daly, Jonas.— 34. 
iVai/s— None. 



July '5, 



127 



flS78 



AW. Ryan presented an order authorizing 
Lawrence and Martin to erect temporary wooden 
buildings on tlie west H of tlie north-west ^ of 
section U, 39, 13, and moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

T ow— Pearsons, Ballard,Sanders,Cary,Phelps, 
Gilbert, Mallory, Lodding, Riordan, McNally, 
Oliver, Lawler, Smyth, McNurney, Eiszner, 
Cook. Throop, Seaton, Rawleigh. Thompson, 
Knopf, Ryan, Stauber, Niesen, Waldo, Wetterer, 
Janssens. McCaffrey. Daly, Jonas— 30. 

iVays— Tuley, Turner— 2. 

The following is the order as passed : 

0.' dere ! , That Lawrence and Martin be and 
they are he eby permitted to erect temp{>rary 
frame buildings (as descrii ed m their specifica- 
tions filed with the Superintendent of BuiLiings) 
on tue west half of the nath-west quarter of 
section fourteen, township thirty-nine, north 
range thirteen, east of the third principal meri- 
dian, and subject to be removed at any time the 
City Council may deem it necessary upon giving 
the said Lawrence and Martin sixty days notice. 

By unanimous consent. Aid. Gilbert presented 
a petition for the repeal of the ordinance tor 
opening Vernon avenue, from Thirty- seventh 
sti'eet to Egan avenue, wliicli was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, S. D. 

SPECIAL ORDER. 

The Chair directed that the special order, the 
reports of the Committee on Elections, on the 
petition of James H. Hildreth, be now taken up. 

Aid. Rawleigh moved that the reports be laid 
over. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Feos— Pearsons, Tuley, Ballard,Sanders, Gary, 
Gilbert, Mallory, Eiszner, Seaton, Rawleigh, 
Thompson, Knopf, lyan, Stauber, Niesen, Mc- 
Caffrey, Jonas— 17. 

iVays— Phelps, Turner, Lodding, McNally, 
Oliver, Lawler, Smyth, McNurney, Throop, 
Waldo. Janssens, Daly— 12. 

SPECIAL ORDER. 

The chair directed that the special order, the 
report of the Committees on Finance and Printing 
on bids for city printin; be now taken up. 

Aid. McCaffrey moved to ame d the report by 
striking out the wo ds "Daily Telegraph' and 
inserting in lieu thereof the words " Inter- 
Ocean." 

Aid. Smyth moved as an amendment to the 
amendment to insert the words " Daily News." 

Aid. Gary mo ed that the bids be published 
and recommitted to the Committees. 

Aid. Throop moved as a substitute that all 
bids be rejected and the Comptroller instructed 
to take new bids. 

The substitute was not agr -ed to. 

The question then being on the motion to pub- 
lish and recommit, it was 

Agreed to. 



The following are the bids : 

BIDS FOR ADVERTISING, JULY 8, 1878. 



Name of Paper. 


Pr sq. 
in. 1st 
inser- 
tion. 




Si 1^- 


Si"! 


Kind 

of 
Type. 


Inter Ocean.... 
Evening Journal 
Daily News 


50c. 
50C. 
38c. 

isc 


40C. 
371/2C. 


$2.50 
.$2.50 

$1.95 

$1.25 

oir fo 

insert 

rates 
per 1 


*2.00 

.1i;2.oo 



r sub. 
ions. 

not 1 
ine. 


Non- 
pareil 

Not 
n'm'd 

Solid 
Agate 


Daily Telegraph 
Times 


^ lOp 

seq 

j Re 

( tha 


er ct . 
uent 

gular 
n25c. 


Non- 
pareil 

ess 



These bids are for the balance of the present 
fiscal year. 

UNFIKISHED BUSINESS. 

The Clerk presented the report of the Com- 
mittee on Streets and Alleys, S. D., on an ordin- 
ance repealing an ordinance for improvement of 
Monroe street, from State street to Fifth avenue 
laid over June 19, 1878. 

Aid. TuUy moved to amend the ordinance by 
striking out Sec. 2, and inserting in lieu thereof 
the words '* Sec. 2. This ordinance shall not 
take effect until all costs connected with the 
proceedings under the ordinance hereby re- 
pealed shall be paid by parties interested." 

The amendment was agreed to. 

Aid. Tiiroop moved that the ordinance as 
amended be passed. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Feas— Pearsons, Tuley, Ballard, Sauders,Cary, 
Phelps, Gilbert, Mallory, Tully, Turner, Rior- 
dan, Oliver, Lawler, McNurney, Cook, Throop, 
Seaton, Rawleigh, Thompson, Kuoof, Niesen, 
Waldo, Wetterer, Janssens, McCaffrey, Jonas 
—26. 

iVays— None, 

The following is the ordinance as passed ; 

Be it ordained by the City Council of tht: City 
of Chicago. 

Section 1. That the ordinance entitled " an 
ordinance for the improvement of Moaroe street, 
from State street to Fifth avenue," passed Jan- 
uary 18, 1878, be and the same is hereby repealed 
and that the assessment roll confl med by the 
County Court, February 13, 1878, be and the same 
is hereby annulli d. 

Sec. 2. This ordinance shall not take effect 
until all costs connected with the proceedings 
under the ordinance hereby repealed shall be 
paid by parties interested. 

ADJOURNMENT . 

Aid. McCaffrey moved that the Council do now 
adjourn. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas— Pearsons, Tuley,Sanders, Cary, Gilbert, 
Mallory, Tully, Turner, Lodding, Lawler, Mc- 
Nurney, Rawleigh, Knopf, Niesen, Waldo, 
Wetterer, McCaffrey, Daly, Jonas— 19. 

^Vays— Ballard, Phelps, Riordan, Ce.ok,Throop, 
Seaton, Thompson,— 7. 

And the Council stood adjourned until Thurs- 
day, July 18, at 7.30 o'clock, p. m. 

CASPAR BUTZ, 

City Clerk. 



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CITY COUNCIL 



ADJOURNED REGULAR MEETING. 



J-JIXj-T 18, 18V8, 



OFPICIAI. RECORD, 



Present— Aid. Pearsons, Tuley, ; 
ders, Gary, Gilbert, Mallory, Tully, 
ding. CuUertou, Riordan, Mclsa 



Present— Aid. Pearsons, Tuley, Ballard, San- 

" ■" " ■ Turner. Led- 

„ _ , , Uy, Lawler, 

Smyth, McNurney, Eiszner, Cook, Throop, Sea- 
ton, Rawleigh, Tnomioson, Knopf, Ryan, Stau- 
ber, Waldo, V/etterer, Janssens, McCaffrey, 
Dalv. 

Absent—Alch Phelps, Oliver, Beldler, Niesen, 
Scliweisthal> Jonas, and His Honor the Mayor. 

Aid, Tuley In the Chair. 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 

The Clerk presented the report ot the Cora- 
raiitee on Finance!, on order directing lie May- 
or to pay teamsters $3,00 per day, laid over 
June to 1878, 

Aid . Km wleiftti mt;ved to concur in the report. 

Ihe motion prevailed. 

SPECIAL OIIDSR. 

Tae Chair directed that the special ovAer, the 
report of the Committee on Police on tiie ao- 
pointnent of Y. A. Be vty as Superintendent of 
Police De now taken up. 

A!d. Diily, Ch drman of ihe Committee, a<^kpd 
luriher tinie y.s iie had been unatie to obtain a 
me 'ting of the Commitfee. 

Aid, Glll)ert moved tiiat further tinif^ be 
gran ed and that the Committee be directed to 
report on Mond.iv, July 22. at 8 o'clock p. m 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays, as fol- 
lows : 

Fefw-rearsons, l^dey, Ballard, Sanders, 
Gary, Gill)ert, Lodding, CuUerton, lliordan 
Smyth, Eisziier, Tiu-oop. Seaton, Rawleiph, 
Thompson, Jvnopf, Stnuber, Waldo, Wetterer, 

Artys— Cook,--l. 



UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 

The Clerk presented the report oftheCom= 
raitte© on Finance, on certain resohitions con- 
cerning city scrip, laid over and published June 
10, 1878. 

Aid. Rawleigh moved that the report be laid 
over temporariiv. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Committee on Judiciary on 
ordinance concerning lumber yards, laid over 
and published June 17. 1878. 

Aid. Pearsons moved that the report be laid 
over temporarily. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

, "The report of the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, b. D. on an ordinance for curbing, grad- 
ing and paving Pacific avenue from Polk street 
to laylor stieet, deferred June istii, 1878. 

Aid, Sanders moved that the ordinance be 
be placed on file. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 

lOVi'ii' ; 

Fefls— Pearsons, Tuley, Sanders, Tully, Tur- 
ner, Lodding, Riordan, I.awler. Smv h, Eiszner. 
Btauber, Weiterer, McCaffrey, Dalv,™15. 

iVayj^-Ballard, Gary, Gilberi, Mallorv, Cook. 
Tliroop, Seaton, Rawleigh, Thompson, Knopf, 
Waldo,— 11. ^ ' 

ALSO, 

the report of the Committee on Streets and 
AiieysN.D. on petition for imorovement of 
Oiybourn place, laid over aud published Juui; 
i9, 1878, 

Aid. W;-,ldo moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order. 

Aid. Wftterer moved to -mend the order bv 
adding thereto the words "and that the same be 
Mipi-oved witii cinder^ and charged to the street 
improvement fund of the North Divis on. 

Ihe motion prevailed. 



July 18.] 



30 



ll«78 



Aid. WiiUlo moved t mt tiie order as amended 
ise iiassed. , . , 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as lol- 

^' J'Jf;,,._Pearsons, Tiiley, Sandei-s, Gary, Gilbert, 
Mallorv, T lUv, Turner, Lodding, Umlerton, 
Riordim. McNallv, Smytli, McNurney, Eiszner, 
C()ol<: Throop, Seaton, Kawleigli, Thompson, 
Knopf, Stauber, Waldo. AVetterer, Janssens, 
McCaffrey, Daly— 27. 
A^ayy— Ballard,— 1 

The followni2 is the order as passed : 
Ordered, That the Department of_ Pnblic 
Works be, I'nd are Hereby instrncted to improve 
Clvi)0urn place from Clybourn avenue to the 
bridu-e at once, and that the .ame be improved 
v/ith <inders and ' harg(^d to the street improve- 
ment fuud of tiie North Division. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Committee on Streets and 
Allevs, S. D. on order antlionzmg W. H. Watson 
to pave Monroe street from Chirk street to State 
street by private con ract, laid over Junel9tli, 

1878 
Aid. Seaton moved to concur in the report. 
The motion prevailed. 

ALSO. 

The report of th" Committee on Fire and Wa- 
ter on ordinance amending fire ordinance, laid 
over June- 19,1878. , d ^- -. ^ ^-i 

Aid Ryan moved lo amend Section 1 of the 
ordinance by adding theieto the woids "and all 
that portion of the city lying west of t.ie north 
laranch ot the Chicai^o river, and north ot west 
Division street." -, ^ ^- . ^.i 

Aid Tally moved to amend Section one ot the 
ordinance by adding thereto the words "com- 
mencing on Clark street at its Junction wit;i 
Egan avenue thence north along the center line 
of Clark street to the center line of Sixteenth 
street then west along the south line of Six- 
teenth street to the south branch of Chicago 
river tlieuce along the south branch of Chicago 
river to its intersection with Ashland avenue, 
thence north on the east line of Ashland avenue 
to Twelfth street, thence west on Tvvelfth ^^treet 
to city limits " , ^ ^ ^^ ' , • *. 

Aid. McCaffrey moved to refer the sub.iect 
matter to a select Committee composed ot the 
three first names of the Committee on Streets 
and Alleys, W. D. the two first of the South and 
the twoiTirstotthe iNorth. 

Aid . Rawleigh moved that the whole subject 
matter be laid on the table. 
The motion was lost hy yeas and nays as fol- 

Tr as— Pearsons, Ballard, Cary, Gilbert, 
Smyth, Eiszner, Cook, Throop, Seaton, Kaw- 
leigh, Thompson, Knopf, Wetterer, Daly,— 14. 

Nays-Tuley, Sanders, Mallory,Tnlly, Turner, 
Lodding, Cullerton, Kiordan, McNally, Lawler, 
McNurney, Ryan, Stauber, Waldo, Janssens, 
McCafiirey.- 16. 

Aid. Rawleigh called for the previous question. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : ^ 

Teas— Pearsons, Tuley, Sanders, Cary, Gilbert, 
Smyth, Eiszner, Cook Throop, Seaton, Raw- 
leigh, Thompson, Knopf, Wetterer, Daly,— 15. 

^aws -Ballard, Mallory, Tully, Turner, Lod 
ding. Cullerton, Riordan, McNally, Lawler, Mc- 
Nurney, Ryan, Stauber, Waldo, Janssens, Mc- 
Caffrey, -15. _ ■, X, 

Aid. Lodding moved to amend the motion of 
Aid, McCaffrey by making the Committee con- 
sist of four from the West, three from the South 
and three from the North divisions, 

Aid. McCafiirey accepted the amendment. 

The question then being on the motion of Aid. 
McCaftrey as amended it was agreed to by yeas 
an ! nays as follows : „ , ^ -, 

yeas- Pearsons, Tuley, Ballard, Sanders, Cary, 
Gilbert, Mallory, Tully, Turner, Lodding, Culler- 
ton, Riordan, McNally, Lawler, Smyth, McNur- 
ney, Eiszner, Cook, Throop, Seaton, Rawleigh, 



Thompson, Knopf, Ryan, Stauber, Waldo, Wet- 
terer, Janssens, McCaffrey, Daly,— 30. 

iVays— None. 

Aid. Smyth moved that the Co.nmittee be 
enlarged l>v adding tlier^to one more meniber 
troiii each of th^j Coniaiittees on Streets and Al- 
leys. , ^ , 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as tol- 

Feas— Tuley. Ballard, Sanders, Gilbert, Mal- 
lory. Tully, Turner, Lodding, Cullerton, Riordan, 
McNally, Lawler, Smyth, McNurney, Rya.i, 
Stauber. Waldo, Janssens, McCatt'rey.- 19. 

iVay8— Pearsons, Cary, Eiszner, Cook, Throop, 
Seaton, Rawleigh, Thorn Dson, Knopi, VV etterer, 

l he Chair appointed as such Committee Aid. 
Gilber, , banders, Phelps, Turner, Niesen, Wet- 
terer. Daly, Jans.ens, Throop, Rawleigh, Knopf, 
Stauber and Eiszner. .^^ ^ 

Aid. Cullerton moved that tlie Committee be 
ins.ructed to report at the next regular meeting 
at 9 o'^clock. 

Tlie motion prevailed. 

SUSPENSION OF THE RULES. 

\ld. Cullerton niovedthattherules.be suspen- 
ded for the purpose of taking up petitions, com- 
munications and ordin ince>,. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 

j-eas- Ballard, Sanders, Gilbert, Mallory, 
Tully, Turner, Lodding, Cullerton, Riordan, 
McNally, Lawler, McNurney, Eiszner, Seaton, 
Thompson, Knouf, Ryan, Stauber, Waldo, 
Wetterer, Janssens, McCaffrey,— 22. 

Naijs—Pe-dvsons, Tuley, Cary, Smyth, Cookv 
Throop, Rawleigh,- 7. 

Aid Daly presented a petition for the va a- 
t'on of Stone street, between Banks street and 
Goethe street, which was ^ ^ ^ 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, N. D. 

Aid. Stauber presented the petition of Doro- 
thea Landskrohn for compensation for personal 
iniuries. ,. , ^ . , 

Aid. Rawleig'n moved that it be referred to the 
Committee on Finance. _ , ^ .. 

Aid. Lawler moved that it be referred to tne 
Committee on Judiciary. 

The question being on the motion to re- 
fer to the Committee on Finance, it was lost by 
yeas and nays as follow ■ : 

yeas— Tuley, Sanders, Cary, Gilbert, Mallory. 
Cullerton, Riordan, Cook, Rawleigh, Thompson, 
Knopf,— 11. 

jYttws-Pearsons, Ballard, Tully, Turner, 
Lodding, Lawler, Smyth, McNurney, Throop, 
Seaton, Ryan, Stauber, Waldo, Wetterer, Jan- 
ssens, McCafiirey— 16. , ^ ^, n 

The petition was then referred to the Com- 
mittee on Judiciary Uiider the rule 

Aid. Daly asked and was granted permission 
to leave the Council. 

Aid. Thompson presented a resolution direct- 
ing the Department of Public Works to lay water 
mains on West Lake street, from Falls street to 
Fairfield avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys. W. D. 

Aid. Rawleigh moved that the Council do now 
adjourn. 
The motion was lost by yeas and nays, as f ol- 

Fetts— Sanders, Gilbert. Lawler, Smyth, Eisz- 
ner, Cook, Throop, Seaton, Rawleigh, Knopf, 
Wetterer, McCaffrey,-12. 

iVat/s- Pearsons, Tuley, Ballard, Mallory, 
Tully, aTurne , Lodding, Cullerton, Riordan, 
McNurney, Ryan, Stauber, Niesen, Janssens, 
—14. 



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[1878. 



Aid. Seaton presented an ordinance for cnrb- 
ing', filling and paving Monroe street, in front of 
sundry lots, between State street and Clark 
street, and moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as tol- 

Feas- -Pearsons, Taley, Ballard, Sanders, Gary, 
Gilbert, Mallory, Tully, Turner, Lodding, Cul- 
lerton, Kiordan, Lawler, McNurney. Eiszner. 
Cook, Tiiroop, Seaton, Rawleigh, Tliompson, 
Knopf, Eyan, Stauber, Waldo, Wetterer, Jans- 
sens, McCaffrey— 27. 

Nays— Noue. 

Aid. Cook presented an order directing the De- 
partment of Public V/orks to construct a catch 
basin on the north side of Jackson street, be- 
tween Lafliu street and Ashland avenue, which 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, W. D. 

Aid. Throop moved that the Council do novi^ 
adjourn. , ^ , 

The motion was, lo§t by yeas and nays as fol- 

Feas— Tuley, Smyth, Eiszner, Cook, Throop, 
Rawleigh, Thompson, Wetterer— 8. 

j\r(i,ys— Pearsons, Ballard, Sanders, Gilbert, 
Mallory, Tully, Turner, i^odding, Cullerton, 
Riordan, McNally, Lawler, McNurney, Seaton, 
Ryan, Stauber, Waldo, Janssens, McCaffrey— 19. 

Aid. Riordan presented a petition for filling, 
and cindering West Fourteenth street, from 
Centre avenue to Ashland avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys. W.D. 

Aid. Cullerton presented a resolution directing 
the Department of Public Works to proceed 
with the construction of the Eighteenth street 
viaduct, and moved that the rules be suspended 
for the purpose of taking action on the resolu- 
tion. ^ , 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays, as fol- 

Feas- Tuley, Ballard, Sanders, Gilbert, Mal- 
lory, Tully, Turner, Lodding, Cullerton, Rior- 
dan, McNally, Throop, Seaton, Thompson, Ryan, 
Stauber, Waldo, Wetterer, Janssens, McCaffrey, 
—20. 

JVays— Pearsons, Smyth, McNurney, Eiszner, 
Cook, Rawleigh— 6. 

Aid. Mciafirey moved that the subject matter, 
the resolution and any reports from the Commit- 
tee on Streets and Alleys, W. D. on the subject 
be made the special order for the next regular 
meeting, at 9.30 o'clock, p.m. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. McNurney moved that the Council do 
now adjourn. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Fea.s— Tuley, Sanders, Gilbert, McNurney, 
Eiszner, Cook, Seaton, Rawleigh, Ryan, Stauber, 
Waldo,— 11. 

JVai/s— Pearsons, Ballard, Mallory, Tully, Tur- 
ner, Lodding, Cullerton, Riordan, McNally, 
Lawler, Smvth, Throop, Thompson, Wetterer, 
Janssens, McCaffrey,— 16. 



Aid. Lodding presented a petition for a sewer 
on West Ninteenth street, from Centre avenue to 
Throop street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys W. D, 

Aid. Cullerton presented resolutions directing 
the Department of Public Works to construct a 
sewer on Leavitt street, Blue Island avenue and 
Wood street, and pay for the same with city 
scrip, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Turner presented an order directing the 
Department of Public Works to repaii- Archer 
avenue, from State street to Halsted street, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys. S. D. 

Aid. Tully moved to reco isider the vote by 
which the ordinance for paving Pacific avenue, 
from Polk street to Taylor strett. was placed on 
file. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Feas— Pearsons, Tuley, Ballard,Mallory,|Tully, 
Turner, Cullerton, Riordan, McNally, Lawler, 
Cook, Throop, Seaton, Rawleigh, Thompson, 
Waldo, Wetterer, Janssens, McCaffrey, -19. 

iVays -Sanders, Lodding, Smyth, Eiszner, 
Stauber— 5 

Aid. Lawler moved that the ordinance be laid 
over temporarily. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Mallory presented resolutions directing 
the Department of Public Works to prepare 
ordinances for sidewalks on both sides of Vin- 
cennes avenue, from Thirty-fifth street to Thir- 
ty-ninth street ; on west side of Calumet avenue, 
from Thirty-third street to Thirty fifth street ; 
on both sides of Thirty-third street, from South 
Park avenue to the lake ; and on east side of 
Rhodes avenue, from Thirty-third street to Thir- 
ty-fifth street ; which were 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, S. D. 

Aid. Mallory presented a petition for the re- 
moval of a fence from the corner of Twenty-sev- 
entli and State streets which was 

Referred to the Committee on Fire and Water. 

Aid. Ballard presented a petition for suppres- 
sion of certain houses of ill-fame on South Clark 
street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Police. 

ADJOURNMENT. 

Aid. Sanders moved that the Council do now 
adjourn. 

The motion prevailed and the Council stood 
adjourned. ^^ 

CASPAR BUTZ, 

City Clerk 



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REGULAR MEETINa 



J-UXiir 22, 1S78. 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 

Present— Aid. Pearsons, Tuley, Ballard, San- 
ders, Gary, Phelps, Gilbert, Mallory, Tully, Tur- 
ner, Lodding, Gullertou, Riordan, McJSTally, 
Oliver, Lawler, Smyth, McNurney, Eiszner, 
Cook, Thruop, Seaton, Rawleigh, Thompson, 
Knopf, Ryan, Stauber, Niesen, Waldo, Schweis- 
thal, Janssens, McGafflrey, Daly, Jonas, 

Absent— Aid. Beidler, Wetterer, and His Honor 
the Mayor. 

Aid. Tuley in the Chair. 



Aid. McGatfrey moved that l:he minutes of the 
regular meeting held July 1.5th, and the ad- 
journed regular meeting held July 18th, 1878, be 
approved without being read. 

The motion prevailed. 

REPOKTS OF CITY OFFICERS. 

^^The Clerk presented a communication from 
His Honor the Mayor, covering names of per- 
sons pardoned from the House of Correction 
during the week ending July 20, 1878, which was 
Placed on file. 

ALSO, 

The following communication : 

MAYOR'S OFFICE. | 
Chicago, July 22, 1878. \ 
Hon. City Council, City of Chicago: 

Gentltemek :-1 hereby appoint Luther Laflin 
Mil s to nil the office of Inspector of the House 
of Correction, and to hold the same until the first 
Monday m May, 1879, as provided for by law. 
Respeetfullv, 
.,, T , M, Heath. Mayor. 

Aid. Jonas moved that the appointment be 
conftrnied. 



The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Feas— Pearsons, Tuley, Ballard, Sanders, Gary, 
Phelps, Gilbert, Turner, Cullerton, Riordan, 
McNally, Oliyer, McNurney, Eiszner, Cook, Sea- 
ton, Rawleigh, Knopf, Ryan, Janssens, McCaf- 
frey, Daly, Jonas— 23. 

IVai/s- -None. 

ALSO. 

The following communication : 

MAYOR'S OFFICE, | 
CHICAGO, July 22, 1878. f 
Hon. City Council City of Chicago: 

GBifTLEMEN :— I hereby appoint Tneodore 
Karls to fill the office of Sealer of Weights and 
Mea ures, and to hold the same until tiie second 
Monday in December, 1879, as provided by ord- 
inance passed June 17> 1878. 

Respectfully, 

M. HE ATH, Mayor. 

The City Comptroller submitted his statement 
of the receipts and expenditures of the City of 
Chicago, for the month of June, 1878, which on 
motion of Aid. Gary, was ordered 

Published and placed on file. 

The following is the statement : 

Statement of the receipts and expenditures of 
the City of Ohica ^o for the month of June. 1878. 

RECEIPTS. 

General taxes of 1873.— 
From S. H. McOrea, County 

Collector $4,000.00 

General taxes of 1874.— 
From S. H. McCrea, County 

Collector 10,150.00 

General taxes of 1877.— 
From S. H. McCrea, County 

Collector 199,766.15 



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$83.38 
408.85 



146.49 



492.23 



Miscellaneous taxes.— 
From F. J. Miller, North 

Town Collector 

Special assessments. -- 
From W. H. Heattord, City 

Collector.. 

From J. A. Farwell, Comp- 
troller 

WaterFund.— 
From Department of Public 

Works. 123,569.94 

From VV. H. Heafford, City 

Collect )r ■• 3 600.00 123,605.94 

Sewerage Fund.-- 
From Department of Public 

Works , 937.00 

Sewerage Tax Fund.-- 
From J. A. Farwell, Comp- 

troller ;• ^ 2,490.20 

General Appropriation I^ und.-- 

Department Public Works.-- 
From Department of Public 

Works 

From J. A. Farwell, Comp- 
troller 

Police Fund.-- 
From E. P.Ward, Secreta- 



132.90 

924.38 1,057.28 



IT- 



Fire Department.— 
From J. A. Farwell, Comp- 
troller 

Public Library Fund.-- 
From VV. B. Wickersliam, 

Secretary • 

Police, Lif^ and Health 
Insurance Fund.— 
From J. A. Farwell, Comp- 
troller 

Jonathan B a\- Fund. 
School Account.-- 
Froin J. A. Farwell. Comp- 
troller 

Jonathan Burr Fund, Fuel 
Account.— 
From J. A. Farwell, Comp- 
troller 

School Fund.— 
From C. C Chase, School 

Agent - 

Tax purchas-s in 1873.-- 
From J. A. Farwell, Comp- 
troller 

Tax purchases in 1874.— 
From J. A. Farwell, Comp- 
troller 

Tax purchases in 1875.— 
From J. A. Farvvell, Comp- 
troller 

Special Tax purchases m 
1876.- , ^ 
From J. A. Farwell, Comp- 
troller 

Special Tax purchase in 
1877.— 
From J, A. Farwell, Comp- 
troller 

Genera. Fund.— 

Licenses $4282.38 

Fees • 

Duncan, Sherman & Co 

General Fund 

House of Correction, 

House of Correction, --Man- 
ufacturing Account 

Fire Insurance Premium 

Tax.... 

Building Inspection Depart- 
ment 

City Hay Scales 

Pounds 

Wharfing Privilege Mortg- 
age Interest 

Kents 

Police Court fines 

Tax Deeds-Sale in 1873. . . . 
Cast of tax sales 

Total receipts 



1,719.66 

148 50 

43.66 

876 25 



23.00 



128.58 



175.00 



100.00 



245.00 



525.00 



98,350.00 



1,334.55 



307.01 



119.50 



4,460.26 




13,143 80 



$461,631.44 



EXPENDITURES. 

Water fund ^^27,246. 67 

Seweragefuni .^^'t^Ii2' 

Sewerage tax fund 130.375. 2i 

General appropriation fund--De- 

partment Public Works 85,965.07 

City Hall fund ^^'I^Vin 

City Bridewell fund 1,523.10' 

School tax fu!id ^^l^TAt 

Police fund ^8,824.73 

Fire D.'paitment 83,732.06 

Health department ^'^,i^„^ 

Coutin entfuid 8-^8.09 

Legal expenses ^01.28 

Printing and Stationery °?.^-^7 

House of Correction 1,560 74 

Public library fund J'^i?-^t 

Street lamp fund ^i'^?M? 

General fund .^!^^ ^2 

Indebtedness fun i ^^'tltio 

Judgment account 1,387 28 

School lund ^^'^l^?^ 

Pounds . 248.12 

Costs of tax sales ^^«^na 

Interest account ^'X.^no 

Building inspection department ^49. 9b 

Cost of collecting city taxes ^^l^i 

Election expenses • l^-/^' 

Police court— north division 7.05 

Police court— south division 2 . 50 

Police court-west division '. , , J-^^ 

Salaries ^-fnnil 

City cemetery ..-•• • 100.00 

Jonathan Burr fund-school account 115.20 

Washingtonian home HT^'iri 

House of good shepherd ^ 50.50 

Erring Women's refuge for reform. . . 50.50- 

Special assessments , 11, 557.27 

Total expenditures • • $766,542 .2.3. 

J. A. FARWELL, Comptroller. 

Chicago^ Ills., July 15th, 1878. 



A communication covering an order making 
rebates on certain saloon licenses. 

Aid. Ryan moved lo suspend the rules for the 
purpose of putting the order on its passage. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays, as fol- 

°Y-6as-Pearsons, Ballard, Sanders, Gilbert, 
Ouilerton. Riordan. McNally, Oliver, McNurney, 
Throop, Seaton, Rawleigh, Knopf, Ryan, btau- 
ber Niesen, Janssens, McCaffrey, Jonas-^19. 
i/ays-Tuley, Cary, Phelps, ^J^urner, Eiszner, 

Aid. Ryan moved that the order be passed. 
The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 

^Feas-Pearsons, Tuley, Ballard, Sanders, 
Phelps, Gilbert, Tully, Turner, CvUlerton, Rior- 
dan, McNally, Oliver, i^awler, McNurney, Eisz- 
ner. Throop', Seaton, Rawleigh, Knopf. ]^an„ 
Stauber, Nieseii, Waldo, Janssens, McCafErey^ 
Daly, Jonas— 27. 

iVaws— Cook— 1. 

Excused, Aid. Cary— 1- 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That all persons who took out saloon 
licenses on or alter Octoi;er l, 1877, and before 
January l, 1878, be allowed twelve dollars and 
fllty cents ($12.50) ; to all who took out saloon 
licenses after Januaivv.l. 1878, and before April 
1 1878, be aUowed twenty-five dollars (.$25.00);: 
and to all who took out saloo i licenses on and 
after April l, 1878 and before July l, 1878, be al- 
lowed thirty-seven dollars and hfty cents 
($37 50) : to apply on their hcenses ending July 
1 1879 Provided ; That they make affidavit that 
they have not sold liquor without license more 
than three days preceding the data of the license 
expiring July l, 1878. 



July 22,) 



135 



[1878. 



The Clerk presented the official bond of John 
A. Farwell, as Comptroller, signed by J.B. 
Chambers, C. B. Farwell, John K. Walsh, W.M. 
Egan. Chas. C. Chase and J. D, Harvey. 

Aid. Lawler moved that it be referred to the 
Committee on Judiciary. 

Aid. Eawleigh mov-d that the rules be sus- 
pended for the purpose of t iking action on the 
bond. ^ , 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : two-thirds not agi-eeing. 

reow— Pearsons, Ballard, Gilbert, Lodding, 
Cullerton, Oliver, Cook. Throop, Seaton, Raw- 
leigh. Thompson, Knopf. Ryan, Stauber, Niesen, 
Waldo, Janssens, McCaffrey. Daly, Jonas— 20. 

lYays— Tuley, Sanders, Cary, Phelps. Tully, 
Turner, Kiordan, McNally, Lawler, McNurney, 
Eiszner— 11. 

The bond w.i-< then referred to the Committee 
on Judiciary under tlie rule. 

ALSO, 

The official bond of E. O. Cole, as Oil Inspect- 
or, signed by Theodora Bidwell,, Eichard Cole, 
and Geo. Beers. 

Aid. Lawler moved fiat the bond be referred 
to the Committee on Judiciary. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The official bond of L. D. Cleaveland, as Super- 
intendent of Buildings, signed by W. A, Barton, 
F. H. Avers, and Amos Grannis. 

Aid. Lawler moved that it be referred to the 
Committee on Judiciary. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Fire Marshal submitted his report for the 
quarter ending March 31, 1878, which was 
Referred to the Committee on Fire and Water. 

The Department of Public Works present-^d a 
report and ordinance for three lamp posts on 
Sixteent > street, from State street to Dearborn 
stree: , whicli was 

Keferred to the Committee ou Gas Lights. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for ten lamp posts on 
Ogden avenue, from W. Twelfth street to West 
era avenue, which was 

Keferred to the Committee on Gas Lights. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for four lamp posts on 
Thirty-fourth ^treet, from Wabash avenue to 
Indiana avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Gas Lights. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for filling Laflm street, 
from W. Twelfth street lo Kansas street, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, W. D. 

ALSO. 

A report and ordinance for filling Leavitt 
street, from W. Jacks )n street to W. van Buren 
street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys,W. D. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for filling W. Adams 
s'.reet, from Oakley avenue to Western avenue, 
which was 

Referred to tlie Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys. W. D. 

ALSO. 

A report and ordinance for filling Idaho street, 
from West Polk street to 100 feet north of West 
Taylor street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys W. D. 

ALSO. 

A report and ordinance for filling Irving ave- 



nue, from W. Polk street to 100 feet north of W. 
Taylor street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys. W. D 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for filling Oakley ave- 
nue, from 450 feet north of W. Polk street to W. 
Tjiylor street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, W. D. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for filling Flournoy 
street, from Western avenue to Campbell ave- 
nue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, W. D. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for filling Hastings 
street, from Ashland avenue to Paulina street, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, W. D. 

ALSO, 

A report nd ordinance for filling W. Van Bu- 
ren street, from Western avenue to Campbell 
avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, W. D. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for filling Thirteenth 
place, from Ashland avenue to Paulina street, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys W. D. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for filling Joseph 
street, from Archer avenue to C A. and St. L. 
R. R. which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys. S. D. 

ALSO, 

A report and ord nance for filling Mary street, 
from Archer avenul lo C. A. and St. L. R. R., 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, S, D. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for filling Deering 
street, f torn Thirty- first street to Lyman streeF, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys S. D. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on the 
east side of Emerald avenue, from Kossuth 
street to Twenty-sixth street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, S. D. 

ALSO, 

An ordinance for the vacation of that part of 
Lumber street, between Morgan street and Ma- 
son's canal, etc., which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys. W.D. 

ALSO, 

A report in answer to a resolution asking why 
a sidewalk has not been built on Western ave- 
nue between Milwaukee avenue and North ave- 
nue, stating that a portion of said avenue be- 
tween said points is not opened of record. 

Aid. Stauber moved that the report be placed 
on file. 

The motion prevailed. 

SPECIAL ORDER. 

The chair directed that the special order, the 
report of the Committee on Police on the ap- 
pointment of V. A. Seavey as Superintendent of 
Police, be now taken up. 



July 22, 



136 



[187& 



The Committee on Police to whom was referred 
tlie appointment of V. A. Seavey, submitted a 
report recommending that he he confirmed, to 
hold said office mitil July 1, 1879. 

Aid. Daly moved to concur in the report and 
confirm the appointtnent. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays, as fol- 

Yeas—Tuley. Ballard, Sanders, Gary, Phelps, 
Gilbert, Mallory, Tully, Lodding Cullertoii, 
Riordan, McNally, Oliver, Lawler, Smyth, Mc- 
JS'urney, Eiszner, Cook Throop, Seaton, RaMr- 
leigh, Thompson, Knopf, Ryan,-St:iuber ]Siesen, 
Waldo, Schweisthal, Janssens, McCaffrey, Daly, 
Jonas— 32. 

JVays -Pearsons, Turner- 2, , . , . 

Aid. Gilbert moved to reconsider the vote last 
taken. , ^, ^. ^i ^^ 

Aid. Gary moved to lay the motion on the ta- 
ble, and it was so ordered by yeas and nays as 

j-gfts— Tuley, Ballard, Sanders, Gary, Phelps, 
Gilbert, Mallory, Tully, Turner, Lodding, Kior- 
dan MclSally, Oliver, Lawler, Smyth, MclSur- 
ney Eiszner, Cook, Throop, Seaton, Rawleigh, 
Tli'omuson, Knopf, Ryan, Stauber, Niesen, Wal- 
do, Schweisthal, Janssens, McCaffrey, Daly, 
Jonas— 32. ^ „ ^ 

Nays -Pearsons, Cullerton--2. 

Aid Gilbert moved to recall the appointments 
of A. L. Bartlett and E. Frankenthal as mem- 
bers of the Board of Education, from the Com- 
mittee on Schools. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as tol- 

ygfi8_Pearsons. Ballard, Gary, Gilbert, Mal- 
lory, Cook, Throop, Seaton, Rawleigh— 9. 

iV'ays— Tuley, Sanders, Phelps, Tully, Turner, 
Lodding, Cullerton, Riordan, McNally, Oliver, 
Lawler, Smyth, McNurney, Eiszner, Thompson, 
Knopf, Stauber, Niesen, Waldo, Schweisthal, 
Janssens, McCaffrey, Daly, Jonas— 24. 

By unanin.ous consent the Joint Committees 
on Finance and Printing to whom were recom- 
mitted bids for city panting, submitted a report 
recommending that the contract be given to the 
Daily News. 

Aid. Schweisthal and Pearson of the same 
Connnittee, submitted a minoriiy report, recom- 
mending that it be given to the Daily Telegraph. 

Aid. Lawler and McNurney requested that the 
reports be deferred for final action untilthenext 
regular meeting 

So ordered. 

The Clerk presented the report of the Commis- 
sioners to make estimate for laying water ser- 
vice pipes on Halsted street, from South Bi-anch 
of Chicago river to Archer avenue. 

Aid. Tullv moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make 
estimate for sidewalk on both sides of Fulton 
street, from Clinton street to Sangamon street. 

Aid. Knopf moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make 
estunate for four lamp posts on Western avenue, 
from W. Madison street to Wilcox street. 

Aid. Rawleigh moved that tlie report be ap- 
proved, and tnat the order thereto attached be 
passed . 

The motion prevailed. 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 

The Clerk presented the report of the Commit- 



tee on Fire and Water, on resolution for exten- 
sion of water pipe on Lowe avenue, laid over and 
published June 19, 1878. 

Aid. Turner moved to concur in the report and 
adopt the resolution. 

The motion pre vailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Feas-Tuley, Ballard, Sanders, Gary, Phelps,. 
Gilbert, Mallory, Tully, Turner, Lodding, Rior- 
dan, McNally, Oliver. Lawler, Smyth, McNur- 
ney, Eiszner', Throop, Seaton, Thompson, Knopf. 
Ryan, Stauber, Niesen, Waldo, Schweisthal, 
Janssens, McCaffrey, Daly, Jonas— 30. 

JVays— Pearsons, Cullerton, Cook, Rawleigh,, 
—4 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 

Resolved, That the Department of Public 
Works be, and it is hereby directed to cause 
water mains to be laid on Lowe avenue, from 
Twenty-sixth street to Thirtieth street. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Committee on Fire and 
Water, on order remitting fine imposed on John 
Gutshin. laid over June 19, 1878. 

Aid. Thompson moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Committee on Fire and Wa- 
ter, on resolution authorizing owners of Cottages 
to enclose basements with wood, etc., laid over 
June 19,1878. ^, , .^ 

Aid. Lodding moved thnt the report be laid 
over temporarily. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 

Yeas— Tidey, Sanders, Cary> Phelps, Gilbert, 
Mallory, Tully, Turner, Lodding, Cullerton, 
Riordan, McNally, Oliver, Lawler, Smyth, Mc- 
Nurney, Eiszner, Ryan, Stauber, Niesen, Waldo, 
Schweisthal, Janssei^s, McCaffrey, Daly, Jonas 
26 

iVai/s— Pearsons, Ballard, Cook, Throop, Sea- 
ton, Rawleigh, Thompson, Knopf— 8. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Committee on Schools on or- 
der for erectnm of school house, corner of Ar- 
mour and W. Ohio .streets, laid over and pub- 
lished June 19, l 78 

Aid. iiyan moved that the report be placed on 
file and the order passed. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 

Yeas—Pe-dvsons, Tuley, Ballard, Sanders, Gary, 
Gilbert, Mallory, Tully, Turner, Lodding, Cid- 
lertou, Riordan, McNally, Oliver, Lawler, 
Siiiyth, McNurney, Eiszneij Cook, Throop, Sea- 
ton, Rawleigh, Thompson, Knopf, Ryan, Siau- 
ber Niesen, Waldo, Schweisthal, Janssens, 
' McCaffrey, Daly, Jonas— 33. 

iVays— Phelps- l. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Board of Education be, and 
they are hereby directed to proceed to erect a 
twelve room school building on the corner of 
Armour and West Ohio sireet, in accordance 
with an appropriation made for that purpose m 
the year 1874. 



The report of the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, S. D., on material to be used for paving 
streels in the South Division, north of Twelfth 
street, 1 id over and published June ]9, 1878. . 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the report be laid 
on the table. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys S D., on Metition for improvement of in- 
tersection of Washington and Dearborn streets, 
laid over June 19, 1878. 



July ^2,] 



137 



(1878 



Aid, Ballard moved to concur in the report. 
Tlie motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The i;;eport of the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, W. D., on petition for opening Division 
street through Humboldt Park, laid over and 
published June 19, 1878. 

Aid. Gilbert moved that the report be referred 
to the Law Department and the Judiciary Com- 
mittee, with instructions to report what right the 
Park Commissioners liad to close said street. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO. 

The report of the Committee on Wharves and 
Public Grounds, on order for lemoval of fences 
around Union and Jefferson Parks, laid over 
June 19, 1878. 

Aid. Eawleigh moved that the report be 
placed on file and the order passed. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays, as fol- 
lows : 

Feos— Tuley, Ballard, Sanders, Gary, Phelps, 
Turner, Lodding, Cullerton, Riordan, Oliver, 
Eiszner, Cook, Throop, Seaton, Eawleigh, 
Thompson, Knopf, Eyan, Stauber, Niesen, Wal- 
do, Janssens, McCaffrey, Jonas— 24. 

JVaj/.s— Pearsons, Mallory, Tully, McNally, 
Lawler, Smyth, McNurney, Schweisthal, Daly, 
—9. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That ihe Department of Public 
Works dispose of the fences around Union and 
Jefferson and Union parks to the best advantage 
and cause the same to be removed as soon as 
possible. 

Aid. Thompson moved that the rules be sus - 
pended for the purpose of permitting the Com- 
mittee on Fire and Water to introduce a report 
on the Bell telephone. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Feos— Tuley, Sanders, Phelps, Mallory, Tur- 
ner, Eiordan, Lawler, Eiszner, Cook, Seaton, 
Eawleigh, Thompson, Knopf, Schweisthal, Daly, 
—15. 

iVai/s- Pearsons, Ballard, Cary, Lodding, Cul- 
lerton, McNally, Oliver, Smyth. McNurney, 
Throop, Eyan, Stauber. Niesen, Waldo, Jans- 
sens, McCaffrey, Jonas— 17. 

The Clerk presented the report of the Com- 
mittee on Police on resolution concerning char- 
ges against the Lake street squad, laid over June 
19,1878. 

Aid. McCaffrey moved that the report be re- 
ferred to a select Committee of five to be ap- 
pointed by the chair. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Fea.8— Tuley, Ballard, Sanders, Cary, Phelps, 
Gilbert, Mallory, Tully, Turner, Lodding, Cul- 
lerton, Eiordan, McNally, Oliver, Smyth, Mc- 
Nurney, Eiszner, Cook, Throop, Seaton, Eaw- 
leigh, Thompson, Knopf, Eyan, Stauber, Niesen, 
Waldo, Schweisthal, Janssens, McCaffrey, Daly, 
-31. 

iVai/s— Lawler, Jonas- -2. 

The Chair appointed as such Committee Aid. 
McCaffrey, Gilbert, Knopf, Sanders and Jonas. 

SPECIAL ORDER. 

The Chair directed that the special order, the 
matter of the construction of the Eighteenth 
street viaduct be now taken up. 



The Committee on Streets and Alleys, W. D. 
to whom were referred petitions concemingjthe 
location of the approaches to the Eighteenth 
street viaduct, submitted a report recommend- 
ing the passage of an order directing the Depart- 
ment of Public Works to proceed with the con- 
struction of the viaduct on the plans adopted. 

Aid, Smyth, Eawleigh and Oliver submitted a 
minority report recommending ihe passage of 
an accompanying ordinance changing the later- 
al approacii to the north side of Eighteenth 
street. 

The Clerk submitted the resolution offered by 
Aid. Cullerton directing the Department of Pub- 
lic Works to proceed with the construction of 
the viaduct, presented to Council July 18th. 

Aid. Lawler and McNurney requested that 
the report be ueleired for fimd action until the 
next regular meeting. 

So ordered. 

Aid. Lawler moved that the resolution of Aid. 
Cullerton be referred to the Committee on 
Streets and Alleys W. D. 

Aid. Cullerton moved to lay the motion on the 
table. 

The motion to lay on the table was lost by 
yeas and nays as follows : 

Feas— Ballard, Tully, Lodding, (Jullerton, 
Eiordan, Cook Throop, Seaton, Thompson, 
Knopf, Eyan, Stauber, Niesen, Waldo, Jans- 
sens, Jonas— 16 

iVai/s -Pearsons. Tuley, Sanders, Cary, Phelps, 
Gilbert, Mallory, McNally, Oliver, Lawler, 
Smyth, McNurney, Eiszner, Eawleigh, McCaf- 
rey, Dalv-16. 

The question then being on the motion to 
refer, it was lost by yeas and nays as follows : 

Feos- Pearsons, Cary, Phelps, Gilbert, Mc- 
Nally, Smyth, McNurney, Eawleigh— 8. 

Nays— Tnley, Ballard,' Mallory, Tully, Lod- 
ding, Cullerton, Eiordan, Oliver, Lawler, Eisz- 
ner, Cook, Throop, Seaton, Thompson, Knopf, 
Eyan. Stauber, Niesen, Waldo, Janssens, McCaf- 
frey, Daly— 22. 

Aid. Gilbert moved that the whole subject 
matter be made the special order for the next 
regular meeting, at 8 o'clock p. m. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Fcas-Pearsons, Tuley, Ballard, Cary, Phelps, 
(Gilbert, Mallory, McNally, Oliver, Lawler, 
Smyth, McNurney, Eiszner, Cook, Throop, Sea- 
ton, Eawleigh, Thompson, Knopf, Waldo, Jans- 
sens, McCaffrey, Daly, Jonas— 24. 

iVai/s— Tully, Lodding, Cullerton, Eiordan, 
Eyan, Stauber, Niesen— 7. 

ADJOURNMEKT. 

Aid. Lodding moved that the Council do now 
adjourn. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Fcas-Cary, Phelps, Gilbert, Mallory, Tully, 
Lodding, Eiordan Oliver, Lawler, McNurney, 
Eiszner, Seaton, Eawleigh, Thompson, Knopf, 
Stauber, Waldo, Janssens, Jonas— 19. 

JVa?/s-Pearsons, Tuley, Ballard, Cullerton, 
McNally, Smyth, Eyan, Niesen, McCaffrey, 
Daly,— 10. 

And the Council stood adjourned. 

CASPAE BUTZ, 

City Clerk. 



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141 



[1878. 



CITY COUNCIL. 



REGULAR MEETINCi 



J"UXiir 29, 1S78. 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 

Present— Am. Pearsons, Tuley, Ballard, San- 
ders, Gary, Plielps, Gilbert, Mallory, Tully, Tur- 
ner, Lodding, GuUerton, Eiordan, McNally, 
Oliver, Lawler. Smyth, McNurney, Eiszner, 
Cook, Throop, Seaton, Rawleigli, Thompson, 
Knopf, Ptyan, Stauher, Niesen, Waldo, Schweis- 
thal, Janssens, McGaffrey, Daly, Jonas. 

Absent— AM. Beidler, Wetterer, and His Honor 
the Mayor. 

Aid. Tuley in the Ghair. 



Aid. Throop moved that the minutes of the 
regular meeting held July 22d, 1878, be amended 
so as to show the reference of the appointment 
of Theo Kaiis, as Sealer of Weights and Meas- 
ures, to the Committee on Markets. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Throop moved that the minutes as 
amended be approved without being read. 

The motion prevailed . 

REPORTS OF CITY OFFICERS. 

The Clerk presented a communication from 
-His Honor the Mayor, covering names of per- 
sons pardoned from the House of Correction 
during the week ending July 27, 1878, which was 

Placed on file. 

The Comptroller submitted the report of the 
Inspectors of the House of Correction for the 
qviarter ending .June 30, 1878, which was 

KeieiTe.i to the Committee on Bridewell. 

The General Superintendent of Police submit- 
if-o . .^'eport for the quarter ending June 30, 
18(8, which was 

Pteferred to the Committee on Police. 



The Clerk presented the official bond of V. A. 
Seavey, as General Superintendent of Police, 
signed by C. B. Farwell, E. G. As ly, and John 
O'Neill. 

Aid. Lawler moved that the bond be approved. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The official bond of M. Benner as Fire Mar- 
shal, signed by Jacob Klassen, Florenz Benner, 
Louis Haas and Moses W. Powell . 

Aid. Eawleigh moved that the bond be ap- 
proved. 

The motion prevailed . 

The Department of Public Works submitted a 
report covering an order authorizing W. H. Wat- 
son to pave Monroe street, from Clark street to 
Fifth avenue by private contract, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys. S.D. 

By unanimous consent, Aid Gary of the Com- 
mittee on Gas Lights, to whom was referred the 
official bond of John E. Seibel, as Gas Inspector, 
submitted a report recommending iis approval. 

Aid. Gary moved that the report be concurred 
m and the bond approved. 

The motion prevailed. 

By unanimous consenr Aid. Thompson of the 
Committee on Fire and Water, to who in was re- 
ferred the official bond of John D. Murphy as 
Boiler Iu4:)ector, submitted a report recommend- 
ing that it be anproved. 

Aid. Kyan moved that the report be concurred 
in and the bond approved. 

The motion prevailed. 

By unanimous consent. Aid. Daly of the Com- 
mittee on Police, to whom was referred the ofli- 
cial bond of Joseph H. Dixon, a-^ Deputy Super- 



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intendent of Police, snbm'.tted a report recom- 
mending that it be approved. 

Aid. Daly moved lo cobcnr in the report and 
approve the bund. 

The motion prevailed. 

By unanimons consent. Aid. Pearsons of the 
Committee on Finance to who «» was referred 
the official bond of Wm. H. Heafford as City 
Collec or, submitted a report recommending that 
it be approved. 

Aid. Pearsons moved that the report be con- 
curred in and the bond approved. 

The motion prevailed. 

By unanimous consent, the Co nmittee on Ju- 
diciary to whom was referred tlie official bond 
of John A. Farvvell, as Comptroller, submitted a 
report recommending that it be approved. 

Aid. Kawleigh moved that tlie bond be ap- 
proved. 

The motion prevailed. 

Bv unanimous consent, the Committee on Ju- 
dicfaiy to whom was referred the official bond 
of L. D. Cleaveland as Superintendent of Build- 
ings submitted a report recommending t.tat it 
be approved. 

Aid. Throop moved that the report be con- 
curred in and the bond approved - 

The motion prevailed. 

By unanimous consent, the Committee on Ju- 
diciary to whom was referred the official boud 
of E. O. Cole, as Oil Inspector, submitted a re- 
port recommending that it be approved. 

Aid. Lawler moved that the report be con - 
cuned in and the bond approved. 

The motion prevailed. 

By unanimous consent the Committee on Ju- 
diciary to whom was refeiTCd the official boad 
of A. JST. Linscott, as Prosecuting Attorney, sub- 
mitted a report recommending its approval. 

Aid. Gilbert moved to concur in the repor., and 
approve the bond. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Department of Public Works submitted a 
report covering an ordinance for sidewalk on 
both sides of West Adams street, from Canal 
street to Halsted street. . , .,, 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid 
Cook, the ordinance was put upon its passage, 
and passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Feaaf— Pearsons, Tuley. Ballard, Sanders, Cai-y. 
Phelps, Gilbert, Mallory, Turner, Lodding, Cui- 
lerton, Eiordau, McNally, Oliver, Lawler, Smyth, 
McNurney, Eiszner, Cook, Throop, Seaton. Kaw- 
leigh, Thompson, Knopf, Kyan, Niesen, Schweis- 
thal, Janssei.s, McCaffrey, Daly, Jonas— 31. 

JVai/s— None. 

AliSO. 

A report and orvlinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of West Adams street, from Halsted street 
to Laflin street. ^ ^^A 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Cook, the ordinance was put upon its passage, 
and passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Teas— Pearsons, Tuley, Ballard, Sanders, Cary, 
Phelps, Gilbert, Malloiy, Turner, Lodding, Cul- 
lertoii, Riordan, McNally, Oliver, Lavvler, 
Smyth, McNurney, Eiszneij Cook, Throop, bea- 
ten, Kawleigh, Thompson, Knopt, Kyan Glau- 
ber Niesen, Schweisthal, Janssens, McCaffrey, 
Daly, Jonas— 32. 

^ys— None . 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for water service pipes 
on Monroe street, from Clark street to Fifth ave- 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Cil- 
beit the ordinance was put upon its passage, 
and passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Feas -Pearsons, Tuley.Ballard, Sanders, Cary, 



Phelps, Gilbert, Manoiy, Turner, Lodding. Col- 
lertOB, Biordau, McMally, Oliver, Lawler^ 
Smyth, McNurney, Eiszner, Cook Throop, Sea- 
ton, Bawleigh, Thompson, Knopf, Byan, Stau- 
ber Kiesen, Schwei^hal, Jansseas, McCaffrey^ 
Daly, Jonas— S2. 
Ways— None. 



A report and ordinance for planking Ashland 
avenue, from West Twenty-second street t» 
South Branch Chicago river, which was 

Kef erred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys. W. D- 

SPKCIAXi ORDEK. 

The chair directed that the special order, the 
matter concerning the constmclilon of the via- 
duct on West Eighteenth street, be now taken 
up- 

Ald. Cullertou moved to concur in the report 
of the Committee on Streets and AUeys, W. D.» 
and pass the order recommended by the Com- 
mittee. ^ ^ ^ 

Aid. Byan called for the previous question but 
the call was not sustained by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Fea«— Ballard, Tmner, Lodding, Cullerton,^ 
Kiordan, Eiszner, Ryan, Stauber, Mesen, Jans- 
sens ——10. 

JVai/8— iPeai-sous, Tuley, Sanders, Cary, Phelps„ 
Gilbert, Mallory, McNally, Oliver, Lawler, 
Smyth, McNurney, Cook, Throop, Seaton, Kaw- 
leigh, Thompson, Knopf, Waldo, Schweisthal, 
McCaffrey, Daly, J<mas— 23 ^ -^ ^ 

Aid. Smyth moved that the report submitted 
by a minority of the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, W.D., be substituted for the report of 
the Committee. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as fol- 

Feas— Pearsons. Tuley, Sandere, Cary, Phelps, 
Gilbert, Mallory, Oliver, Smyth, Cook, Seaton, 
Rawleigh, Daly, Jonas— 14. 

JVa?/*f— Ballard, Tully, Turner, Lodding, Culler- 
ton, Riordan, McNally, Lawler, McNiuTiey, 
Eiszner, Throop, Thompson, Knopf ,^ Ryan, Stau- 
ber, Niesen, Waldo» Schweisthal, Janssens» 
McCafEiey,— JO. . ^», 4^- r 

The question then recurring on the motion of 
Aid. Cullertou to concur in the report ot the 
Committee, and pass the tuder. Aid. Ryan de- 
manded the yeas and nays and the motion pre- 
vailed by the following vote : 

Feos— Ballard, Tullv, iuruer, Lodding, Cul 
lerton, Riordan, McNally, Oliver. Lawler, Mc- 
Nm-ney, Eiszner, Cook, Throop, Thompson, 
Knopf. Ryan, otauber, Niesen, Waldo, Schweis- 
thal, Janssens. McCaffrey, Daly. Jonas— 24. 

jvraj/s- Pearsons, Tuley, Sanders, Cary, Phelps,. 
Gilbert, Mallory, Smyth, Seaton, Rawleigh— 10 

Aid. Ryan moved to reconsider the vote last 

Aid. Cullertou moved to lay the motion of Ald^ 
Ryan on the table, and his motion prevailed by 
yeas and nays as follows: ^ ^, , ^ „ 

Feas— Pearsons, Tuley, Ballard, Sanders, Gary,. 
Phelps, Gilbert, Mallory, Tully, Turner, Lod- 
ding, Cullertou, Riordan, McNally, Oliver, Mc- 
Nurney, Eisz er, Throop, Thompson, Knopf, 
Ryan, Stauber, Niesen. Waldo, Schweisthal^ 
Jansseiis, McCaffrey, Daly, Jonas-29. 

jVay^_. Lawler, Smyth, Cook, Seaton, Raw- 
leigh,— 5. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Department of Public Works 
be and is hereby instructed to let the contract 
for the construction of the West Eighteenth 
street viaduct, on the bids already received, and 
proceed at once with the building of such, via- 
duct iu accordance with the plans and specifica- 
tions agreed upon by said Board, and the Pitts- 
burg, Ft. Wayne and Chicago Railway Company. 



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1878 



Aid. Kawleigh moved that the rules be sus- 
pended for the purpose of taking up reports of 
Standing Committees. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Fecw— Pearsons. Ballard, Gilbert, Riordan, 
Smyth, Cook, Throop, Seaton, Rawleigh, 
Thompson, Knopf, Kiesen, Waldo, Dal -14. 

iVays —Tuley, Sanders, Gary, Phelps, Mallory, 
Tully, Turner, Lodding, Cullerton, McNally, 
Oliver, Lawler, McNurney, Eiszner. Ryan, Stau 
ber, Schweisthal, Janssens, McCaffrev, Jonas, 
—20 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 

The Clerk presented the report of the Com- 
mittee on Police, on ordinance amending Chap- 
ter 51 of the Revised Ordinances, entitled 
" Streets," laid over and published June 19, 1878. 

Aid. Rawleigh moved to concur in the report. 

Aid. Cary moved as an amendment that the 
report be placed on file and the ordinance passed. 

Aid. Ryan called for the previous question a; d 
the call was sustained by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Feas— Pearsons, Ballard, Cary, Phelps, (ril- 
beit, Tully, Turner, Cullerton, Riordan, Oliver, 
Smyth, McNuniey, Eiszner, Cook, Throop, Sea- 
ton, Rawleigh, Thompson, Knopf, Ryan, Stau- 
ber. Waldo, Janssens, McCaffrey, Daly, Jonas 
—26. 

iVaj/s— Tuley, Sanders, Mallory, Lodding— 4. 

The question then being on the motion of Aid. 
Cary. it was lost by yeas and nays as folloAvs : 

Fea-?— Pearsons, Ballard, Cary, Phelps, Gil- 
bert, Tully,-6. 

iVay.s— Tuley, Sanders, Mallory, Turner, Lod- 
ding, Cullerton, Riordan, McNally, Oliver, Law- 
ler, Smyth, McNurney, Eiszner, Cook, Throop, 
Seaton, Rawleigh^^Thompson, Knopf, Ryan, 
Stauber, Niesen, Waldo, Jan-sens, McCaffrey, 
Daly, Jonas— 27. 

The question recurring on the motion to con- 
cur in tne report, it was 

Agreed to. 



The report of the Committee on Licenses on 
report of the City Attorney as to power of City 
to license certain vocations, laid over and pub- 
lished June 24, 1878. 

Aid. Gilbert moved to amend the report by 
striking out the amounts named by the Com- 
mittee. 

The motion prevailed . 

Aid . Cullerton moved to concur in the report 
as amended . 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO. 

The report of the Committee on Gas Lights on 
order for removal of lamp post corner of Sophia 
and Fremont streets, laid over June 24, 1878. 

Aid. Waldo moved to concur in the report and 
pass tJie order. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Fca«— Pearsons, Tuley, Ballard, Cary, Phelps, 
Gilbert, Turner, Riordan, Lawler, Smyth, Eisz- 
ner, Cook, Throop, Seaton, Rawleigh, Thomo- 
son, Knopf, Stauber. Niesen, Waldo, Schweis- 
thal, Janssens, McCaffrey,— 23. 

iVai/8— Sanders, Malloiy, Tully, Lodding, Cul- 
lerton, McNally, Oliver, McNuniey, Ryan, Daly, 
Jonas— 11. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Committee on Markets, on 
petition for hiy market on North avenue, laid 
over June 24,1878. 

Aid. Cullerton moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Gilbert :called to the chair. 



ALSO. 

The report of the Committee on Markets, on 
ordinance concerning testing of scales, laid over 
June 24, 1878. 

Aid. Throop moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Committee on Public Build- 
ings, on a resolution directing the use of Cook 
County limestone for the City Hall, laid over 
and published May 27, 1878, laid over tempora- 
rily June 24 , 1878 . 

The hour for The special order, t!ie report of 
the Select Committee on ordinance cone -rning 
fire limits, having arrived, the Chair directed 
that it be taken up. 

Aid. Ryan moved that it be laid over tempo- 
rarily. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Tully moved that the report of the Com- 
mittee on Public Buildings be laid over tempo- 
rarily, and that the City Attorney be and he is 
herebv requested to give the Council his opinion 
upon the question as to the validity of the con- 
tracts between the City and Tomlinson and 
Reed and others, In regard to the construction 
of the new City Hall, and particulai-ly whether 
or not there was a compliance with the charter 
provisions requiring that on appropriation should 
be made concerning the expense, hs provided in 
Section 4, Chapter 7, city charter, before tlie 
contracts were entered into, and as to whether 
or not the Committee let the contracts in sub- 
stantial compliance with the advertisement 
made and proposals received. 

Aid. Ryan mov d to amend the motion by 
adding thereto the words " and that the Mayor 
" as the executive officer of the Department of 
" Public Works, be instructed forthwitli to stop 
" the work on the City's portion of t e City Hall, 
" until otherwise directed by this Conn il." 

Aid. Rawleigh moved to lay the amendment 
on the table. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Fecw-Pearsons, Tuley ,Ballard, Sanders, Cary, 
Phelps, Gilbert, Mallory, Tully, Riordan, Smyth, 
Cook, Throop, Seaton, Rawleigh, Thompson, 
Knopf, Waldo, Schweisthal, Janssens, Daly— 21, 

iVai/8-Turner, Lodding, Cullerton, McNally, 
Oliver, Lawler, McNurney, Eiszner, Ryan, Stau- 
ber, Niesen, McCaffrev, Jonas.— 13. 

Aid Rawleigh called for the previous question 
and the call was sustained by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Feas-Pearsons, Tuley, Ballard, Sanders 
Cai-y, Phelps, Gilbert, Mallory, Tully, lurner 
Lodding, Cullerton, Riordan, McNally. Oliver! 
Lawler, McNurney. Eiszner. Cook, Throop, Sea- 
ton, Rawleigh, Thomps(m, Knopf, Stauber, 
Niesen, Waldo, Schweisthal, Janssens, Dalv 
—30. ^ 

iVaws— Smyth. Ryan, McCaffrey, Jonas--4. 

The question then being on th • motio i of Aid 
Tuley it was agreed to by yeas and nays s fol- 
lows : 

Fea8— Pearsons, Tuley. Ballard, Sanders 
Cary, Phelps, Gilbert, Mallory, Tully, Riordan' 
Smytii, Cook Throop, Seaton, Rawleigh, Thomn- 
son, Knopf, Waldo, Schweisthal, Daly— 20 

iVays— Turner, Lodding. Cuilerton,' McNallv 
Oliver. Lawler, McNurney, Eiszner, Ryan, Stau- 
ber, Niesen, Janssens, McCaffrey, Jonas— 14 

Aid, Tuley moved that the subject matter be 
made the special order for the next reg.,lar 
meeting at 8.30 o'clock p. m. and that the Citv 
Aitoraey be requested to report at that time 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays, as fol- 
Ijws: 

Feos— Pearsons, Tuley, Ballard, Sanders 
Gilbert, Mallory, Tully, Turner. Lodding, Cul- 
lerton, Kiordan, McNally, Oliver, Lawler 
Smyth, McNurney. Eiszner, (icok, Rawleii>h' 
Thompson, Knopf, Ryan, Niesen, Waldo 
Schweisihal, Janssens, McCaffrey, Daly. Jonas' 

Nays—C'M-y, Phelps, Throop, Seaton,— 4, 



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Aid. Gary moved that the rules be suspended 
fertile purpose of allowing the Committee on 
Schools to submit a report. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Feas— Pearsons, Ballard, Gary, Gilbert, Mal- 
lory, Cullerton, Riordan, Oliver, Lawler, Smyth, 
Eiszner, Cook, Throop, Eawleigh, Thompson, 
Knopf, Niesen, Waldo, Schweisthal, Janssens, 
McCaffrey, "Daly, Jonas— 23. 

Nayti—Tuley, Sanders, Phelps, Tully, Turner, 
Lodd'ing, McNally, McNurney, Seaton, Ryan, 
-10. 

The Committee on Schools, to whom were re- 
ferred the appointments of A. L. Bartlett and E. 
Frankenthal, as members of the Board of Edu- 
cation, submitted a report recommending tliat 
they be coDfirm< d. 

Aid. Tully and Turner requested that the re- 
port be deferred for final action until the next 
regular meeting. 

So ordered. 

By unanimous consent Aid . Lawler presented 
an order directing the Mayor and Comptroller 
to pay cari enters employed in preparing an 
armory for the Second Regiment, etc. , out of the 
contingent fund, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Tuley moved that the rules be suspended 
for the purpose of allowing him to present an 
ordinance concerning the Police. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows • 

Feas— Pearsons. Tuley, Ballard, Sanders, Gary, 
Phelps, Gilbert, Tully, Turner, Lodding, Law- 
ler, McNurney, Eiszner, Thompson, Knopf, 
Ryan, Stauber, Niesen, Waldo, —19. 



IVaz/s- -Cullerton, Riordan, McNally, Oliver,' 
Smyth, Gook,Throop,Seaton, Rawleigh, Schweis- 
thal, Janss-ns, McCaffrey, Daly, Jonas— 14. 

Aid. Schweisthal moved that the rules be sus- 
pended for the purpose of taking up the reports 
of the Joint Committees on Finance and Print- 
ing, on bids for city printing. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as fol- 

Feas-Pearsons, Ballard, Gary, Gilbert, Tully, 
Lodding, Riordan, Eiszner, Ryan, Niesen, 
Schweisthal. Janssens, Daly, Jonas--14. 

iVays— Tuley, Sanders, Phelps, Turner, Culler- 
ton, McNally,' Oliver, Lawler, Smyth, McNurney, 
Cook, Throop, Seaton, Rawleigh, Thompson, 
Knopf, Stauber, Walcio, McCaffrey,- 19. 

ADJOURNMENT. 

Aid. Throop moved that the Council do now 
adjourn. ^ ^ , 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 

Feas— Pearsons, Ballard, Phelps, Tully, Law- 
ler, McNurney, Eiszner, Cook, Throop, Seaton, 
Rawleigh, Knopf, Niesen, Waldo, Schweisthal, 
Janssens, McCaffrey, Daly, Jonas— 19. 

Nays— Twley, Sanders, Gary Gilbert, Turner, 
Lodding, Cullerton, Riordan, McNally, Oliver, 
Smyth, Thompson, Ryan, Stauber,- -14. 

And the Council stood adjourned. 

CASPAR BUTZ, 

City Clerk. 



Aug. 6, 



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[1878. 



CITY COUNCIL. 



REGULAR MEETINa 



^TJOTJST 5, 1878. 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 

Present— Aid. Pearsons, Tuley, Ballard, San- 
ders, Cai-y, Phelps, Gilbert, Mallory, Tully, Tur- 
ner. Cullerton, Riordan, McJSTally, Oliver, Law- 
ler, Smyth, McNurney, Eiszner, Cook, Throop, 
Seaton, Rawleigh, Thompson, Knopf, Eyan, 
Stauber, Niesen, Waldo, Schweisthal, Janssens, 
McCaffrey. Daly, Jonas. 

Abficnt— Aid. Beidler, Lodding, Wetterer, and 
His Honor tlie Mayor. 

Aid. Tuley in the Chair. 

MINUTES. 

Aid. Rawleigh moved that the minutes of 
the regular meeting lield July 29th, 1878, be ap- 
proved without being read. 

The motion prevailed. 

REPORTS OF CITY OFFICERS. 

The Clerk presented a communication from 
His Honor the Mayor, covering names of per- 
sons pardoned from the House of Correction 
during the week ending Aug. 3, 1878, which was 

Accepted and placed on file. 

The Superintendent of Buildings submitted 
his report for the month of July, 1878, which was 
Placed on file. 

The Department of Public Works submitted a 
communication covering an ordinance for pav- 
ing Micliigan street, from Clark street to Kings- 
bury street by private coniract. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Mc- 
Caffrey, the ordinance was put upon its passage 
and passed by y( as and nays as follows : 

Fcas— Pearsons, Tuley, Ballard, Sanders, 
Phelps, Tully, Cullertoi,, Riordan, McNally, 
Oliver, Lawler, Smyth, McNumey, Eiszner, 



Cook, Throop, Seaton, Rawleigh, Knopf, Ryan, 
Stauber, Niesen, Schweisthal, Janssens, McCaf- 
frey.Daly— 26. 
iVaj/s— None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed : 
Whereas, The owners of more than three- 
fourths of the property on Michigan street, be- 
tween Clark street and Kingsbury tract, have 
made a private contract with Robt. McClelland 
to curb with curb walls, fill, grade and pave said 
street in from of their respective property : 
therefore 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago : 

SECTi03!f 1. That the Department of Public 
Works be and are hereljy directed to grant a 
permit to the said Robert M Cleliand to curb 
with curb walls, fill grade and pave with a (7) 
seven inch cedar block, placed upon a flooring of 
(1) one inch pine boards, the space between the 
blocks to be filled with lake shore gravel and 
composition . 

Sec. 2. The street to be paved continuously 
and without gaps, from Clark street to Kings- 
bury tract 

Sec. 3. The Department of Public Works is 
hereby directed to prepare and -send to this 
Council, without delay, a proper ordinance for 
the curbing, filling, grading and paving said 
Michigan street, between Clark and Kinesbury 
streets, in front of such lots as are not represent- 
ed in said private contract. 

Sec. 4. The Department of Public Worlds is 
hereby authorized and directed to make a con - 
tract to curb-wall, grade and pave the City's 
portion and the lots assessed on Michigan street 
between Clark street and Kingsbury tract, at a 
price not more than that paid by the property 
owners. The contractor to rely upon the assess- 
ment for his pay for work done iu front of lots 
assessed. 

Skc. 5. The contractor to pay the cost of 
engineering and inspecting. 



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146 



[1878. 



The Department of PuDlic "Works submitted a 
report covering an ordinance for paving the 
alley from Clark street to Dearborn stre< t, be- 
tween Lake street and Eandolph street by pri- 
vate contract. ^. ^ » , , 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Pearsons, the ordinance was put upon its pas- 
sage and passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

reas-Pearsons, Tuley. Ballard, Sanders, 
Gary, Phelps, Gilbert, Tully, Cuilerton. Rior- 
dan. McNallv, Oliver. Lawler, Smytb, McNur- 
ney, Eiszner,Cook. Throop, Seaton, Rawleigh, 
Knopf, Eyan, Stauber, Nieseu, Schweisthal, 
Janssens, McGaffrey, Daly, Jonas— 29. 

iVctiys— None . 

The following is the ordinance as passed : 

Whereas, The owners of all the property 
abutting on the alley from Clark street to Dear- 
born street, between Lake street and Kandolph 
street, have entered into a private contract with 
A. H. Perkins, to pave ^aid alley, iherefore 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago. 

Section l. That the Department of Public 
Works is hereby directed to grant a permit to 
A. H. Perkins, to pave the alley from Clark 
street to Dearborn street, between Lake street 
and Kandolph street, with six inch cedar blocks 
laid on a board foundation one inch in thickness, 
the spaces between the blocks to be tilled with 
lake shore paving gravel, said contractor to pay 
all costs of engineering and supeilntending. 

Sec. 2. This ordinance shall be in force from 
and after its passage. 

The Clerk presented the report of the Commis- 
sioners to make estimate for sidewalk on both 
sides of Groveland )^ark avenue, from Thirty- 
first >treet to Thirty-third street. 

Aid. Mallorv moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO 

The report of the Commissioners to make 
estimate lor sidewalk on both sides of West 
Twelfth street, from South Branch of Chicago 
river to Blue Island avenue. 

Aid. Rioidan moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make esti- 
mate for sidewalk on both sides of Thlrty-tirst 
street from State street to Lake Park avenue. 

Aid. Mallory moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 



The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make 
estimatefor sidewalk on both sides of Indiana 
avenue, from Twenty-nintb street to Douglas 
avenue. 

Aid. Mallory moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make 
estimate lor water seivice pipes on Monroe 
street , from Clark street to Fifth avenue. 

Aid. Pearsons moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached b.e 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make 
estimate for curbing, filling and paving Monroe 
street in front of sundry lots, between btiite 
street and C ark • treet. 



Aid. Pearsons moved that the report be ap- 
pi'oved, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

By unanimous consent the Committee on 
Streets and Alleys, W. D., to whom was referred 
an ordinance for extending the tracks of the 
Chicago West Division Railway Company on 
West Twelfth street, and on Pvandolph street, 
submitted ;i report recommending its passage. 

Aid, Smyth moved that the report be laid over 
and published. 
The motion prevailed. 
The following is the report : 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chi- 
cago in City Council assemhled: 
Your Committee on Street-s and Alleys, W.D., 
to whom was referred an ordinance and petition 
for the extension of the West Division Knilway 
tracks on Twelfth street and Randolph street, 
respectfully report in favor of the passage of the 
accompanying ordinance. 

A. G. Throop, 
A. C. Knopf. 
John Eiszner, 
J. T. Rawleigh. 

J. RiORDAN. 

Committee. 

AN ORDINANCE 

To authorize an extension of the Chicago West 
Division railway tracks on West Twelfth street, 
and on Kanaolph street. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 

Chicago: 

Section 1. That in consideration of the ac- 
ceptance hereof, and the undertaking of the 
Chicago West Division Railway Company to 
comply with ihe provisions Iierein contained, 
permission and authority is hereby given to said 
Company, its successors and assigns to construct, 
maintain and operate a single or double track 
extension of its railway on West Twelith street, 
from the east line of Ashland avenue to < onnect 
with the track of said Company on Ogdeu ave- 
nue, and on Randolph street, from State street to 
Michigan avenue, with all necessary .•-ide-tracks, 
turnouts and switches, subject to all the ( ondi- 
tions and with all the rights and privileges ap- 
plicable to the line of said Company on West 
Twelfth street, east of Ashland avenue, the track 
on Randolph street to be so laid that passengeis 
may step from the cars to the sidewalk in front 
of Dearborn Park, fo the period of twenty years 
after the passage of this ordinance ; and the rate 
of faie for any distance on said lines and tliese 
extensions thereof, shall not exceed five cents 
for each passenger, for any continuous travel at 
one ride : and the said extensions shall be made 
with sixty days from the passage of this ordin- 
ance. 

Sec. 2. The said Company shall, as respects, 
the grading, paving, macadamizing, filling or 
planking of said streets, upon whicn they shall 
construct the said railway, keep eight feet in 
width, where a single track is laid, and sixteen 
feet where two tracks are laid, in good repair 
and condition during all the time to which the 
privileges hereby granted shall extend, in ac- 
cordance with whatever order or regulation re- 
specting the ordinary repair thereof may be 
passed by the City Council, and where any new 
improvements shall be ordered by the City 
Council on said street, the said Company shall, 
in the same manner and with like material as ? e- 
^uired of the owners of property as to other 
parts of the street, make such new improve- 
ments, for the width of eight feet where a single 
track is laid, and sixteen feel in width where a 
double track is laid ; and if the Company fails 
to do so, it may be done by t:.e City and the cost 
collected of said Company ; and if said Company 
shall fail or neglect to make any necessary re- 



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pairs for t\v. iity days after notice, tlie work may 
be done by the City, and the cost thereof collec- 
ted from said Company. 

Sec. 3. This ordinance shall take effect when 
it shall have been accepted by said Coiiipany, 
which s all be within ten days from its passage. 

Aid. Eawleigh moved that the oidinancebe 
made the special order for Aug. 12, at 9 o'clock 
p. m. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays, as fol- 
lows : 

Feo-s— Pearsons, Ballard, Sanders, Cullerton, 

Riordan, McNally, Oliver, McNurnev, Eiszner, 

Cook, Throop, Seaton, Eav/leigh, Thompson, 

I Knopf, Kyan, Stauber, Niesen, Schweisthal, 

Janssens, McCaffrev, Daly. Joi!as,--23. 

i\' ays- -Tuley, Cary, Phelps, Lawler, Smyth, 



UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 

The Clerk presented the report of the Com- 
mittee on Public Buildings on the ordinance re- 
pealing ordinance authorizing the htiing of 
contracts for constructinu- the City Hall, laid 
over June 24, 1878, which on mo ion of Aid. Cul- 
lerton, was 

Laid over temporarily. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Committee on Election*^ on 
petition of Jas. H. Hildreth, laid over and pub- 
lished June 24. 

Aid. Schweisthal moved that he matter be 
laid over temporarily. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Feas— Pearsons, Tuley.Ballard, Sanders, Cary, 
Phelps, Gilbert, Mallory,Tully. Turner. Cullerton, 
Oliver, Lawler, Mc^urney, Eiszner, Ryan, 
St.iuber ]Siesen, Schweisthal, Jonas— 20, 

iVays— Smyth, Coolc Throop, Seaton, Raw- 
leigh, Thompson, Knopf, Waldo, Janssens, 
McCaffrey, Daly,— 11. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Joint C mmittees on Streets 
and Alleys of the tliree Divisions, on ordinance 
concei-ning width of wagon ti es, 1 id over June 
24. 

Aid. Cary moved that the report be laid over 
temporarily. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Ye a.s— Pearsons. Tuley.Ballard, Sanders, Cary, 
Pheljjs, Gilbeit, Mallory, Tully, Turner, McNal- 
ly, Lawler, Smyth, McNurney, Schweisthal, 
Dal , Jonas,— 17 

iVays -Cullerton, Riordan, Oliver, Eiszner, 
Cook, Thioop, Seaton, Rawleigh, Thompson, 
Knopf, Lynn, Stauber, Aiesen, Waldo, Jans- 
sens, McCaffrey, -16. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Joint Committees on Streets 
and Alleys of the three Divisions, on communi- 
cation concerning Vieira's street sign, la d over 
Jui e24. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the report be laid 
over temporarily. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Feas— Pearsons, Tulev, Ballard, Sandei s, Cary, 
I'helps, Mallory, Tully, Turner, Cullerton, Oli- 
ver, Lawler. McNurney, Eiszner, Ryan, Nieseii, 
AValdo. Schweisthal, Janssens, McCaffrey, Daly, 
Jonas— 22. 

iVays— Rioi-dan, Smyth, Cook, Throop, Sea- 
ton, Rav/Ieigh, Thompson, Knopf, Stauber— 9. 

ALSO, 

The report of tiie Committee on Railroads, on 
ordinance fixin!.-- rate of speed of railway trains 
within the city limits, laid over and published 
June 10, laid over temporarily July 1, 1878. 

Aid. Eiszner u oved lo refer the" report to the 
Committee on Judici ry. 

The motion prevailed. 



ALSO. 

The report of the Committee on Public Build- 
nigs on communication from Tlios. Tilley, laid 
over and published October 17, 1877, laid over 
temporarily May 9, May 31 and July 1, 1878, 
which on motion of Aid . Cook was 

Laid over temporily. 

ALSO. 

The report of the Select Committee to whom 
was referred an ordinance concerning paving of 
space between horse railway tracks with cobble 
stones, laid over July 1, 1878. 

Aid. R> an presented a substitute for the ord- 
inance, providing that no streets in the South 
Division, east of tlie river and north of Van Bu- 
ren street be paved \\ith cobble stone without 
the written consent of the property owners abut- 
ting on the street, and moved its adoption. 

Aid. Cul ertoii called for the previous ques- 
tion, and the call was sustained by yeas and nays 
as follows : 

Feas— Pearsons, Ballard, Malloiy, Tully, Tur- 
ner, Cullerton, Riordan. Lawler^ McKurney, 
Cook, Seaton, Knopf, Ryan, Niesen, Waldo, 
Schweisthal, Janssens, McCaffrey, Daly, Jonas 

iVays— Tuley, Sanders, Cary, Pheli s, Gilbeit, 
McNally, Smyth, Eiszner, Throop, Rawleigh 
Thompson, Stauber--12. 

The question then being on the substitute, it 
was lost by yeas and nays as follows : 

Feas- -Ballard, Sanders, Mallory, Tully, Tur- 
ner, Riordan, Seaton, Ryan^ Janssens, Jonas. 
—10. 

iVays- -Tuley, Cary, Phelps. Gilbert, Cullerton, 
McNally, Oliver, Lawler, Smyth, McNurney, 
Eiszner, J hroop, Rawleigh, Thompson, Knopf, 
Stauber, Niesen, Waldo, Schweisthal, McCaffrey, 
Daly— 21. ^ ' 

AM . Lawler raised the point of order that un- 
der the rules. Aid. Pearsons and Cook could not 
vote, they being stockholders in railway compa- 
nies, and the (^lair decided the point well taken. 
Aid. Cook asked that tue Clerk e..ter his pro- 
test against the ruling of the Chair. 
So ordered. 

Aid. Rawleigh moved to concur in the report 
of the Committee, 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Feas-Cary, Phelps, Gilbert, Riordan, Lawler, 
Eiszner. Throop, Rawleigh, Thompson, Stauber, 
Schweisthal, Daly.— 11. 

iVays— Tuley, Ballard, Sanders, Mallory, Tully, 
Turner, Cullerton, M.-Nally. Oliver, Smyth. Mc- 
Nurney, Seaton, Knopf, Ryan, Niesen,' Waldo, 
Janssens, McCaftTey, Jonas--20. 

Aid. Cullerton moved to reconsider the vote 
by which th substitute was lost. 

Aid. Rawleigh moved to lay the motion on the 
table. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Feas— Tuley, Sanders, Cary, Phelps, Gilbert, 
Lawler, Smyth, Eiszner, Rawleigh, Thompson, 
Stauber. Daly,— 12. 

iVays— Ballard, Mallory, Tully, Turner, Culler- 
ton, Riordan, McNally, Oliver, McNurney, 
Throop, Seaton, Knopf, Ryan, Niesen, Waldo, 
Schweisthal, Janssens, McCaffrey, Jonas— 19, 

The question then being on the motion of Aid. 
Cullerton to reconsider, it was agreed to by yeas 
and nays as follows : 

Feas— Ballard, Sanders, Gilbert, Malloiy, 
Tully, Turner, Cullerton, Riordan, McNally, 
Smyth, McNurney, Throop, Seaton, Knopf 
Ryan, Niesen, Waldo, Sclr- ' '' ' - 
McCaffrey, Jonas— 21 

iVays— Cary, Phelps, Oliver, Lawler, Eiszner 
Rawleigh, Thompson, Siauber Daly,— 9. 

Aid. Throop moved that the subject matter 
be referred ,o he Committee on Judiciary with 
instructions to prepare an ordinance regulating 
the paving with cobble stones. 

The motion was lost by yeas and navs as fol- 
lows : 



Schweisthal, Janssens, 



Aug. 5,] 



148 



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reas-Tuley, Sanders, Gary, Phe^PS. Gilbert, 
Oliver! Smyth, Throop, Rawleigh, Tliompson, 
Stauber, Scliweistlial, Daly,— 13. 

|raj/s-Ballard, Mallory, Tully, lurner Cul- 
lerton, Riordan. McNally, Lawler, McNurney, 
Eiszner, Seaton, Knopf, llyan, Niesen, Waldo, 

•^^IST^^K^m^vJdf ^the^Uect matter be 
^"^irmotion^pfeS^^^^^ yeas and nays as fol- 

^""feas-Tiiley, Sanders, Gary, Pl^ el ps, Gilbert, 
Mallorv McNally, 01 ver, Lawler, Smyth, Mc- 
NSnef:Eiszner,^Throop,'llawleigJ, Tho^^^ 
Knopf Stauber, Niesen, Schweisthal,Daly-20 

rrmy.s- Ballard, Tully, Turner, Cnllerton, Kioi- 
dan, Seaton, Ryan, Waldo, Janssens, McGafirey, 
Jonas— 11. 

The following is the ordinance referred to the 
Gommittee. 
Be it mdained hy the City Council of the City of 

Section 1. Consent and authority is hereby 
given to the (Virago Gity Railway Gompany.the 
Chicago West Division Railway Compttny, and 
the NSith Chicago City Railway Company to 
pave and keep in r epair with cobble stone, that 
portion of the streets required to be paved ami 
kept in repair bv said railway companies Pio- 
vided Ihat^the skme shall be done under the d- 
rection and to the satisfaction of the Department 

° Sec 2? Tlds ordinance shall take effect and 
be in force from and after its passage. 

The following is the substitute : 
Be it ordained hy the City Council of the City of 

Section i. Consent and authority is hereby 
given to the Chicago Gity Railway Company, the 
Chicago West Division Railway Company, the 
North Chicago City Railway Company, and the 
Ghic go and Englewood Horse and Dummy Rail- 
way Company, to pave and keep in repair \yith 
cobblestoae that portion of the streets required 
to be paved and kept in repair by said railway 
companies : Provided, that the same shall be 
(lone under the direction and to the satisfaction 
uf Che Department of Public Works ; and Pro- 
vided further, tliat no cobble stone pavement 
shall be laid in any of the streets east of the 
south Branch of the Chicago river betvve n the 
main river and Van Buren street, without the 
written consent of ihe owner or agent of the 
property fronting on tlie street. 

Sec 2 This ordinance shall take effect and 
be in force from and after its passage. 

SPECIAL OBDBB. 

The Chair directed that the special order, the 
report of the City Attorney on City Hall contracts 

^'^iir GilbSrt^moved that the report be laid 
over and published. ^ „ , 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays, as fol- 

^°l4as-Tuley, Ballard, Sanders, Gary, Phelps, 
Gilbert Mallory, Turner, Gullerton, Riordan, 
McNally, Smyth, xMcNurney Eiszner, Cook, 
Throop, Seaton, Rawleigh Thompson Knopt, 
Srauber, Niesen, Waldo, Schweisthal, Janssens, 
McCaffrey, Daly, Jonas- 28. 

^^ays -Lawler, Ryan, --2. 

The following is the report : 

City Law Department, I 

Chicago, August 3d, 1878. f 

To the Hon., the City Council, of the City of 

Sntlemen :— The resolution of your lionpr- 
able body passed at your last meeting calling 
upon me for an o- inion as to the validity of the 
contracts between the City and Tomlinson and 
l{eed,and (Others, in regard to the construction 
of the new ' ity Hall, has received my careful 
con i deration. 



The resolution referred to is as follows : 
" Resolved, That the Gity Attorney be and he 
" is hereby requested to give the Council his 
" opinion upon the question as to the validity of 
" the contracts between the Gity and Tomilinson 
" and Reed, and others, in regard to the con- 
' struction of the new Gity Hall, and particular- 
" ly .whether or not there was a compliance with 
" the charter provision requiring that an appro- 
" priation should be made concerning the ex- 
" pense, as provided in Section 4, Chapter 7, 
" Gity Charter, before the contracts^ were en- 
" tered into, and as to whether or not the Com- 
" mittee let the contracts in substantial compli- 
" ance with the advertisement made and pro- 
" posals received." 

There can be no question but that the erec- 
tion of a City Hall is a proper co'porate purpose 
of the city government, nor that the Gity Council 
has the po \ver to cause such a work to be done. 
It is desirable and in fact indispensable tu a 
proper consideration of the questions involved, 

First— That a clear knowledge of the provis- 
ions of the city charter touching such questions 
be had ; and 

Second— That all the facts which can in any 
way effect the validi y of said contracts be 
known. , . . ^ 

I shall first therefore allude to the provision of 
the city charter referred to in the resolution as 
well as to other such provisions as are material 
to be considered. 

Section 4, Article vii, of the city charter is as 
follows : 

" No contract shall be hereafter made by the 
" City Council, or Board of Trustees, or any 
" committee or member thereof ; and no expense 
" shall be incurred by any of ihe officers or de- 
" partments of the corporation, whether the ob- 
" feet of the expenditure shall have been ord- 
" ered by the City Council, or Board of Trustees 
" or not, unless an appropriation shall have been 
" previously made concerning surh expense, ex- 
" c( pt as herein otherwise expressly provided. 

This provision of law was first incorporated 
into the charter of the Gitv of Chicago by the Act 
of February 13, 1863, having been taken substan- 
tially from a similar provision in the New York 
law,' the only material alteration being the sub- 
stitution of the word •' concerning " for the word 
" covering " as found in the New York statute. 
It has been maintained that the word " con- 
cerning " as found in our charter is synonomous 
with or equivalent to the word "covering" in 
the New York charter. And in support of the 
proposition that be< ause of such provision no 
contract can be entered into by the Gity unless 
prior thereto an appropriation shall have been 
made sufficient to pay all liabilitit s which can 
accrue under such coniract, various judicial de- 
cisions have be n cited. An examinalion of 
these decisions shows that in each of them the 
limitation of the power under which the ques- 
tioned act was done was in express terms clear- 
ly and absolutely defined. 

In the case of Wallace vs. the Mayor, of San 
Jose, 29, Gal. 180, the limitation was that "the 
"Common Council shall have no pow-r to cre- 
" ate any debt of the city, nor to make any ex- 
" penditure for im provements except as i)rovided 
' for in this act " Here was an absolute limita- 
tion and it was held that an attempt l)y the 
Council to create a del t otherwise than provided 
in the :.ct was nugatory. 

In Philadelphia vs. Flannagan, 47 Penn St. 
21. The charter provision was that "no debt 
should he incurred unless a irevious appropria- 
tion liad been made therefor by the Council. 

This was of course eld t . be an absolute and 
complete limitation. ^^. , 

In G odrich vs. Detroit, 12 Mich. 279, the 
charter provision was that " no public work shall 
be contracted for or commenced until an assess- 
ment has been levied to defray the expense ' 

The limitation was absolute and was so held 
to be. 



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In Bladen vs. Piiilaclelphipc, CO Pen. St. 464, 
the chart r provision in question was as follows : 
'■ No debt or contract hereafter incurred or made 
si-all be i'indin<i- upon the City of Philadelphia, 
unles-; autliorized by law or ordinanci' au'l an 
appropriation suffichnt To pay the same previ- 
ously made by the Council. It was held of course 
ihat the limitation was complete an . absolute 

In Jones vs. Cincinnati, 18 Ohio 322, the char- 
ter provision in question was that " it shall not 
be lawful for tlir City Council to make or author- 
ize any contract by ordinance or othei wise, for 
the payment of money, at any date beyond the 
current fiscal year." The limitation was abso- 
lute, and the Court held that any contract made 
in cont Invention of such i)rovision was not valid. 

In the case of Nelson v.s. Ma> or, 5 Hun. IL Y. 
S. C. 590, the Court construed a provisi( n in the 
charter of New York City which provided that 
" no expense shall be incurred by any of the de- 
partment, boards, or wards or officers (of the 
City) whether the object of the expendituie 
shal have been ordered bvthe Common Council 
or not, unless an appropriation shall have been 
previously made covering such expense," to be 
what it piainiy was, an absolute and insiir- 
mo.sntable limitation of the powers of the Coun- 
cil. 

As I have stated, our statute is similar to the 
New York statute, con trued in the case just 
cited differing only in the important substitution 
of the word '• concerning " tor the word " cover- 
ing." That this substitution was intentional is 
apparent. The two words are nut in any respect 
synonomous or equivalent in meaning. 

The liieaning of the word *' cover " as used in 
this connection, given by Webster Is "to extend 
over," " to be sufficient for," " to comprehend or 
include, ' " to account for or solve," " to counter 
balance." 

The meaning of the wo^ d " concern " given by 
the same lexicographer is "to relate to," "to 
affect the interest of," " to be of importaiice to." 

By the practical construction given by the city 
government to a like provision in the foimer 
charter of the city, during a long series of years 
it was never considered that contracts for great 
public works undertaken bv the city, such as the 
lowering of he summit level between the waters 
of the great lakes and the Mississippi river, tlie 
construction of an immense system of water 
works, the construction of tiie crib, and the tun- 
nels forthe conveyance of water, of tunnels un- 
der the river, and for the erection of various 
public buildings, the completion of w,.ich could 
not be accomplished in one year, were of doubt- 
ful legality because an aopropriation "covering" 
the expense of such works, or " sufficient to de- 
fray the expense " of such work was not made 
before such contracts were entered into. 

A reference to Sections 9 and 10, Chapter 5, of 
the o'd city charter whic!: was a part of the act 
of 1863, wherein was found the limitation under 
discussion, and which was therefore to be con- 
strued in pari materia is a clear recognition of 
the l^-gality of a contract extending over one 
year for which it wa> the duty of the Council to 
make provision in the annual appropiiation ord- 
inance during each year of its continuance. 

Section 9 required the Comptroller in April of 
each year to make and publish a statement as to 

the liabilities and resources of said cits the 
condition of all unexpended appropriations and 
crm,tracUsunflUed, &G. Section 10 required the 
Comptroller before the passage of the annual 
appropriation bill to furnish the Council with a 
detailed statement as to the financial require- 
ments of the city for the current year, ana speci- 
fically to state the condition and probable ex- 
pense of contracts already made and unfinished 

An almost identical provision in the present 
city charter (Section 17 of Article vii) defining 
the powers and duties of the City Comptroller 
construed in connection with the provision in 
Section 4 of said article, now under discussion, 
conclusively demonstrates that it was not the 
purpose of said section to make invalid all con- 



tracts entered into by the city, unless an appro- 
priation sufficient to defrav tlie expense of such 
contract sliould previously have been made, said 
Section 17, Article vii makes it the du y of the 
Comptroller among other thi-gs, 'on or before 
the 15th day of May, in eacn year and before the 
annual appropriation to be made by the City 
Council or the Board of Trustees, to submit to 
the City Council or Board of Trustees a report of 
his estimates as nearly as may be, of moneys 
necessary to defray the expenses of the corpora- 
tion, during the current fiscal year." And to 
that end Tie is to require " of all officers their 
statement of the condition and expenses of their 
respective officers Of departments, with any pro- 
posed improvemems, and the probable expense 
thereof, ait co///rr!(fs made ana unfinished, and 
the amount of ;inv and all unexpended appro- 
priatio s of the preceding yeai ." 

This amounts to an express statutory recogni- 
tion, in the same article of the same law in 
which is found the limitation upon the power of 
the city to enter into a contract until an appro- 
priation concerning sucli contract shall have 
been made, that a valid contract may be entered 
into by the city, although such contract extends 
over one year, and although an appropriation 
sufficient to defrav the total expense of -uch 
con laci shall not have been previ uslv made. 

It is sufficient that an appropriation " con- 
cerning " such expense be first made. 

In this position I am further sustained by the 
opinion of his Honor Judge Drummond, in the 
1 ecent case of Garrison vs the City of *. hicago, 
et. al, 9 Legal News 362. Said the learned 
Judge, 

" This provision of the charter does not seem 
" to have been construed as a prohibition to the 
" execution of contracts extending over one 
" year, even when the appropriation did not 
" meet fully tiie expense of the contracts and it 
" would be difficult to maintain that this construc- 
' tion Is unsound. The language must obviously 
" be applied to the subject matter of the con- 
" tract as understood by the legislature, viz • to 
" those matters where the terms of the contract 
" and tlie time of its execution were practically 
" within the reach of an appropriation once 
" made," 

" The construction of tunne's, of wat r works, 
" of pu. lie buildings, including g .s worics, of 
" deepening summit levels an many other mat- 
" ters within the general scope of tiie powers of 
" the city may require more than a year to com- 
" plete and must necessarily involve more than 
" one appropriation." 

I may properly add that on June 30, 1874, an 
appropriation was made by the Council 'For 
building a City Hall, |66l,00b ; the same to bo 
taken from the fund known as the Canal Ke- 
demption Fund, or Citv Hall r und." 

And that on March 5, 1878, a further appropri- 
ation was made. " Towards the constructlo of 
the City Hall of $150,000." " 

Here then are appropriations for the construc- 
tion of a City Hall, made on March 5, i878, and 
prior thereto, amounting in the aggregate to 
$811,000. 

The CO tracts made by and between Tomlinson 
and Keed and others for the construction of the 
City Hall, after due publication and (so far as I 
can learn) strict observance of all antecedent 
legal requirements were made and entered into 
April 17, 1878, more than a month after the 1 ist 
appropriation above mentioned was made. 

By the terms of the contracts the work was to 
" be commenced on or before June 1, 1878, and 
" to progress regularly and uninterruptedly after 
"it shall have been begun, and to be finished 
" and fully completed on or before January l, 
" 1881." 

The undertaking of the city was and is to pay 
the several contractors in case they well and 
truly comply with their agreements and under- 
takings, the sums of money mention d in their 
respective contracts "in payments of 85 per 
" cent, on the estimated progress of the work. 



Aug. S,l 



150 



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Id* 



" out of any moneys colleeted hy tJie City for City 
" Hall purposes, and the balance to be paid up- 
" on full completion of the work as herein 
" agreed to be done out of the taxes appropriated 
" and levied for City JHall pwpoxes when re- 
'' ceived." It will be hence preceived that the 
only luidertakiug of the City is to pay money on 
those contracts after an appropriation is made 
and a tax levied and collected to pay for the 
work done. , , ^ ^ ^v 

The contractors can only look to the appropri- 
ation, and they mast wait until that is actually 
colleeted and in the city treasury before they 
can get their pay. The contracts thus made by 
the city were with the following parties and for 
the following amounts : 
Toinlinson & lieed, cut sti)ne work, 

&C $477,693.00 

. I.. hn Angus, brick work 9^ ,519.00 

P. J. Sexton, iron work 105,3t2 69 

Total $673,614.69 

It is thus seen that the total sum of all the 
contracts as yei made by the city are largely less 
Than the amount of money appropriated prior to 
the making of such contracts for the building of 
the City Hall. , .^ ^ ^ 

I am therefore of opinion that said contracts 
are well authorized in law, and are valid and 
effectual according to the terms thereof. 
Kespectfully submi.ted, 

KiciiARD S. TUTHILL, 

CUy Attorney. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the rules be sus- 
pended for the purpose of introducing a resolu- 
tion. , ^ , 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows • two-thirds not agreeing 

Teas— Tuley, Sanders, Gary, Gilbert, Mallory, 
Turner, Cullerton, Riordan, MclSally, Oliver, 
Lawler, Smyth, McNurney, Eiszner, Ryan, Stau- 
ber, Niesen, Schweisthal, Janssens, McCaffrey, 
Jonas— 21 . 

i\ra?/s— Pearsons. Ballard, Phelps, Cook, 
Throop, Seaton, Rawleigh, Thompson, Knopf, 
Waldo, Daly,— 11. 

Aid. (Gilbert moved that the rules be suspend- 
ed for the purpose of taking up reports of the 
Committees on Streets and Alleys. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays, as fol- 
lows : two-thirds not agreeing. 

Yeas— Pearsons, Ballard, Sanders, Gilbert, 
Mallory, Turner, Riordan, Lawler, Throop, 
Seaton, Rawleigh, Knopf, Ryan, Stauber, Nie- 
sen, Daly, Jonas-17. 

iVaws-Tulev, Cary, Phelps, Tully, Cullerton, 
McNallv, Oliver, Smyth, McNurney, Eiszner, 
Cook, Thompson, Schweisthal, Jansseiis, Mc- 
Caffrey— 15. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the Council do 
now adjourn. / 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as fol- 

rea's— Gilbert, Mallory, Tully, Turner, Culler- 
ton, Oliver, McNurney, Eiszner, Throop, Seaton, 
Rawleigh, Thompson, Knopf, Ryan, Stauber, 
Waldo— 16. , . „ ^ 

3-^y,s_pearsons, Tuley, Ballard,Sanders, Cary, 
Phelps, Riordan, MclSally, Lawler, Smyth,Cook, 
Niesen, Schweisthal, Janssens, McCaffrey, Daly, 
Jonas --17. 

Aid. Daly moved that the rules be suspended 
for the purpose of taking up a report from the 
Committee on Police. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as fol- 

jt^cas— Pearsons, Ballard, Oliver, Lawler, 
Smyth, Rawleigh, Niesen, Waldo, Schweisthal, 

^-J^_Tuley, Sanders, Cary, Phelps, Gilbert, 
Mallory, Tully, Turner, Cullerton, Riordan, 
McNally, McNurney, Eiszner, Cook, Throop, 
Seaton, Thompson, Knopf, Ryan, Stauber, Jans- 
sens, McCaffrey, Jonas- 23, 



Aid. Lawler moved that the rules be suspend- 
ed for the purpose of taking up the rep its of 
the Joint committees on Finance and Printing 
on bids for City printing. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays, as fol- 
lows : two-thirds not agreeing. 

I'eos-- Pearsons, Tulev, Ballard, Sanders,Carv, 
Gilbert, Mallory, McNally, Oliver, Lawler, 
Smyth, McNurnev, Eiszner, Ryan. Stauber, Nie- 
sen, Schweisthal, McCalfrey,Daly,— 19. 

JVays— Phelps, Tully, Turner, C ullerton,Ptior- 
dan. Cook, Throop, Seattu, Rawleigh, Thomp- 
son, Knopf. Waldo, Janssens, Jonas— 14. 

Aid. Rawleigh moved that the Council do now 
adjourn. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Feas— Turner, Oliver, Lawler, Smyth, McNur- 
ney, Eiszner, Seaton, Rawleigh, Thompson, 
Knopf, Stauber, Waldo, Jonas— 13. 

iVai/s— Pearsons, Tuley, Ballard, Sanders, Ca- 
ry, Phelps, Gilbert, iviallory, Tully, Cullerton, 
Riordan, McNally, Cook, Throop, Ryan, Niesen, 
Schweisthal. Janssens, McCaffrey, Daly— 20. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the subject con- 
cerning construction of City Hall be made the 
special order for the next regular meeting at 
8.30 o'clock. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows, two-thirds not agreeing : 

Feas— Tuley, Sanders, Mallory, Tully, Turner, 
Cullerton, McNally, Oliver, Lawler, Smyth, Mc- 
Nurney, Eiszner, Ryan, Stauber, Niesen, Jans- 
sens, McCaffrey, Jonas— 18. 

iVaiys— Pearsi lus, i allard, Cary, Phelps, Gil- 
bert, Riordan, Cook, Throop, Seaton, Rawleigh, 
Thompson, Knopf, Waldo, Scliweisthal, Daly, 
—15 

The Clerk presented the report of the Com- 
mittee on Judiciary on ordinance fixing the pay 
of Aldermen, laid over July 15, 1878. 

Aid. Pearsons moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas— Pearsons, Tuley, Ballard, Sanders, Cary, 
Phelps, Gilbert, Mallory, Tully, Turner, Culler- 
ton, Riordan, McNally, Oliver, Smyth. McNur- 
ney, Eisznei" Cook, Throop, Seaton, Rawleigh, 
Thompson, Knopf, Waldo, Schweisthal, Jans- 
sens, Daly, Jonas— 28. 

iVays— Lawler, Ryan, Stauber, Niesen, --4. 

Aid. Lawler moved that the Council do now 
adjourn. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays, as 
follows : 

Yeas— Lawler, McNurney, Eiszner, Seaton, 
Rawleigh, Knopf, Ryan, Stauber, Waldo, Jonas 
—10. 

iVai/s— Pearsons, Tuley, Ballard, Sanders, 
Cary, Phelps, Gilbert, Mallory, Turner, Culler- 
ton, Riordan, McNally, Oliver, Smyth, Cook, 
Throop, Thompson, Niesen, Schweisthal, Jans- 
sens, Daly,— 21. 

The Clerk presented the report of the Com- 
mittee on Judiciary, on ordinance concerning 
lumber yards, laid over and publislied June 17, 
laid over July 18, 1878, which on motion of Aid, 
Sanders, was 

Laid over temporarily. 

Also, 

The report of the Committee oa Finance, on 
certain resolutions concerning City Sc.ip, laid 
over and published June lo, 1878, laid over July 
18, 1873, which on motion of Aid. Cullertou was 

Laid over temporarily. 

ALSO, 

An ordinance for curbing grading and paving 
Pacific avenue, from Polk street to Taylor street 
laid over July 18, 1878. 

Aid. Ballard moved to amend the ordinance 



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by striking out of Section 1 all after the words 
" and paved with Medina stone pavement," and 
inserting in lieu thereof the words : 

" Upon the roadway previously graded to the 
'•proper sub-grade will be placed a, ayer not 
" less than twelve (12) inches in depth, of clear 
"sharp sand or fine gravel, to be thoroughly 
"rolled to a solid bearing, upon which will be 
" laid paving stone of the best quality of Medina 
" stone, tiie same to be from two to four inches 
" in thickness, not less than eight inches in 
" depth, and from six to ten inches in length : 
'• to be dressed evenly upon the top surface and 
" no stone to have a base less than three fourth 
" of the dimensions of tlie top ; the ends to be so 
" dressed that they will form close joints not 
*• less than one half the d('pth of the stone. 

" The stones to be placed in rows across the 
** street, each stone bre;:king joint with those 
" in the next row not less than two inches, and 
" stones to be so dressed and set that interstices 
" between the rows shall not exceed five eights 
" of an inch. 

" When stone are solaid, the surface to be cov- 
"ered with clean, sharp sand, and the inter- 
' stices between the stones to be thoroughly 
'' filled with the same— the paving then to be 
' thoroughly rammed with a pavi-r's rammer 
" weighing not less than seventy-five pounds. ' 

" The whole surface then to be covered with 

' 9^^^ ^'^"<^* ^o a depth of not L ssthan one inch. 

' The surface of the paving when completed 

shall conform to tiie true grade a d crown of 
' the strept as directed by the engineer. Said 

work to be done under the superintendence of 

the Department of Public Works." 

amended be passed 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : nmeteen not agreeing, 

Feas- Pearsons. Ballard, Gary. Phelps, Gil- 
pert. Mallory, McNurney, Cook. Throop. Sea- 
ton, Rawleigh, Thompson, Knopf, Eyan, Waldo, 
— 15. 

Nays'-Tnlej, Sanders, Tully, Turner, Culler- 
ton, Mclsally, Lawler, Smyth, Eiszner, Stauber, 
Niesen, Janss ns McCafi:rey, Daly,— 14. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that when the Council 
adjourns, it be until Thursday, Aug. 8, at 7.30 
o'clock p. m. 

The moti n was lost. 

The Clerk presented the report of the Com- 
mittee on Fire and Water, on resolution con - 
cerning enclosing of cottages with lumber, laid 
over July 22, 1878, which on motion of Aid. Law- 
ler. was 

Laid over temporarily. 

Aid. McNurney moved that the Council do 
now adjourn. 
^^The motion was lost by yeas and nays as fol- 

reas-Turner, Lawler, McNurney, Eiszner. 
Seaion. llawleigh, Knopf, Ryan. Stauber, Nie- 
sen, Waldo— 11. 

v/'Sr"r^^^"?,^u"-'^' ™ey, Ballard, Sanders, Ca- 
U'. Phelps, Gilbert, Mallory, Tully, C .llerton 
Kioidan, Cook, Throop, Thompson, Schweis- 



The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Ballard moved that the ordinance as 



Kioidan, Cook, Throop, 
thai, Jansst-ns, Daly, Jonj 



as.--i8. 

Aid. Lawler moved that the rules be suspend- 
ed for the purpose of taking up the report of tiie 
llieodoirK-"!^^^^"^^^^' ^" *^® appointment of 

The niotion was lost by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : two-thirds Jiot agreeing. 
}fJ^<^~K^''^lf'^?' Sandei^. Tully, PJordan, Law- 
t '^^"^IJ^^'' i^i^^'^^^^' Eiszner, Seaton. Kaw- 
leiKh, Knopf, Kyaii, Stauber. Niesen. Waldo 
Schweisthal, Janssens Dalv, Jonas -19. 

^l^fn^;^"^^'l?''y' ^^^'^;;^V, ^'^^y' ^''^ips, Gilbert. 



The Clerk presented the majority and minority 
leports of the Joint Committees on Finance and 
Printing on bids for city printing 

Aid. Gilbert moved that the minority report 
be substituted tor the majority report 
^The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 

Feas-- Pearsons, Tuley, Ballard Sanders 
Gary, Phelps, Gilbert, Mallory, Turner, Culler- 
ton, Eiordan. McNally, Lawler, McNurney 
Eiszner Cook, Eawleigh, Knopf, Eyan. Stau- 
tei ft^'^^^i^'i ^-Mo, Schweisthal, Janssens, 
McCaftrey, Daly, Jonas— 27. 
^^iVai/»- Tully, Smyth, Throop Seaton, Thomp- 

Aid. Gilbert moved to ccncui- in the minority 

Aid. Gary moved to amend the report bv in- 



— ^ ...v^.wx^ iv^ tiiii,_iivi tiic iciJuiL uv in- 
serting a proviso, that the Daily Telegraph be 
" '"" printing provided that they do the 



given the ^yijuim^ piuviucu ma/i mey ao tne 

work in accordance with the provisions of the 

bid of S. i. Norton. 
Aid. Sinyth moved as an amendment that the 

standard type be agr.te instead of nonpareil. 

ihe amendment was lost by yeas and nays as 
loilows : 

Feas-Tully, Eiordan McNally, Smyth 
Ih loop, Seaton, Janssens— 7. 
p£f^|.7^i^^^"^.*?^i'?' T"l®/'„ B^^llard, Sanders, 
?;r'^"^^'^^®^P^'.^il^ei"t' Mallory, Oliver. Lawler 
McNurney, Eiszner, Cook. Eawleigh, Thomp- 
son, Knopf Eyan, Stauber, Isiesen, Waldo 
Schweisthal, McCaftrey. Daly, Jonas-24 

/a^^^^^^^^^^^^^.P^®" ^^i^S <^n the amendment 
as f if •^"^' ^^^ adopted by yeas and nays 
Fms— Pearsons, Tuley, Ballard, Sanders, Gary. 
Phelps Gilbert Mallory, Tully. Eiordnn, Mc- 
Nally, Lawler, McNurney, Eiszner, Cook, Eaw- 
leigh, Knopf, Eyan, Stauber, Niesen, Waldo, 
Schweisthal, Janssens, McCaffrey, Daly, Jonas 
— 26. 

^^]^^7r-^,^y^^^' Throop, Seaton, Thompson-4. 

Aid. Gilbert mov. d that the report as amend- 
ed be adopted . 
, The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 

Feas-Pearsons Tuley, Ballard, Sanders, Gary, 
Phelps, Gilbert, Mallory, Tully, Eiordan. Law- 
ler, McNurney, Eiszner, Cook, Eawleigh, Knopf 
Eyan, fetaubei\ Niesen, Waldo, Schweisthal 
Janssens, McCaftrey, Daly, Jonas— 25. 

iVa^s— Smyth, Throop,* Seaton, Thompson- 4. 

ALSO, 

The report Of the Committee on Schools, on 
the appointments of A. C. Bartlett and E. Frank- 
enthal, as members of the Board of Education 
laid over July 29, 1878. 

Aid. Gilbert moved that the appointment of 
A. G. Bartlett be confirmed. 

Aid . Lawler called for the previous question 
and the call was sustained by yeas and nays as 

Fecw— Pearsons. Tuley, Sanders, Tully. Mc- 
^^Hy^n^^^^^®^■^ Smyth, McAurney, Eiszner 
Cook, ihroop Seaton, Stauber. Niesen, Waldo 
Schweisthal, Janssens, McCaffrey, Daly, Jonas 

iVa2/s— Ballard, Gary, Gilbert, Mallory Tur- 
ner, Eawleigh, Thompson, Knopf, Eyan --9 

The question then being on the motion to'con- 
firm the appointment of A. G. Bartlett. it was 
agieed to and the appointment confirmed bv 
yeas and nays as follows : 

Fms— Pearsons. Tuley, Ballard, Sanders. Gary 
Phelps, Gilbert, Mallory, Eiordan, Smyth, Mc- 
Nurney, Eiszner, Cook, Throop, Seaton, Eaw- 
leigh Ihompson. Knopf, Stauber, Niesen Wal- 
do, SchweisJial, Janssens, McCaflrey Dalv 
Jonas— 26 ^ ^' 

_iVa//s-Tully, Turner, McNally, Lawler, Eyan, 

Aid. Schweisthal moved that the appointment 
rf E. Frankenthal as a member of the Board of 
Education be confirmed. 



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The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 

^ Yeas --Pearsons, Ballard, Sanders, Gary, 
Phelps, Gilbert, Mallory, McNally, McNnrney, 
Eiszner, Gook, Throop, Seaton, Rawleigh, 
Thompson, Knopf, Stauber, Niesen, Waldo, 
Schweisthal, Daly. Jonas--22. ^. , ., , 

i\^a?j«— Tuley, Tully. Turner, Eiordan, Lawler, 
Smytii, Ryan, Janssens, McCaffrey— 9. 

Aid. Lawler moved that the Council do now 
adjourn. , ,. , 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as tol- 

^^ Yeas— Phelps, Tully, Turner, Lawler, McNur- 
ney, Eiszner, Ryan, Stauber--8. ,^ ^ ^ , 

iV^ai/s-Pearsons, Tuley, Ballard, Sanders, 
Gary, Gilbert, Mallory. Riordan, Smyth,, Cook 
Throop, Seaton, Rawleigh. Thompson, Knopf, 
Niesen, Waldo, Schweisthal, Janssens, McCat- 
rey, Daly, Jonas— 22. 

Aid. Daly moved that the rules be suspended 
for the purpose of taking up the rep9rt ot the 
Committee on Markets, on the appomtmentot 
Theodore Karls as Sealer of Weights and Meas- 

Tlie motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 

^reas— Pearsons,Tuley, Ballard, Sanders, Gary 
Gilbert, Mallory, Tully, Riordan, Smyth, Eisz- 
ner, Cook, Throop, Seaton, Rawleigh, Thompson, 
Knopf, Stauber, Niesen, Waldo, Schweisthal, 
Janssens, McCaffrey, Daly, Jonas— 25. 



JVays— Phelps, Turner, Lawler, McXurney, 
Ryan,- 5. 

Aid Waldo, of the Committee on Markets, to 
whom was referred the appointment of Theodore 
Karls as Sealer of Weights and Measures, sub- 
mitted a report recommending that it be con- 
firmed. . ^, ^ J 

Aid. Daly moved to concur m the report and 
confirm the appointim nt. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 

Feas— Tuley, Ballard, Sanders,. Gary, 
Gilbert, Mallory* Tully, Riordan, Eiszner, Sea- 
ton, Rawleigh, Ryan, Stauber, Niesen Waldo, 
Schweisthal. Janssens, McCaffrey, Daly, Jonas. 
20 

JVaws- Pearsons, Phelps, Turner, Lawler, 
Smyth, McNurney, Gook, Throop, Thompson, 
Knopf,- 10 

ADJOURNMENT. 

Aid. Lawler moved that the Council do now 

^ The motion prevailed and the Council stood 
adjourned. 

CASPAR BUTZ, 

City Clerk. 



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CITY COUNCIL. 



REGULAR MEETINa 



^TJG-TJST 12, 1878. 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 

Present— Aid. Pearsons, Tuley, Ballard, San- 
ders, Gary, Phelps, Gilbert, Mallory, Tiilly, Tur- 
ner. Cullertoii, Kiordan, McNally, Oliver, Law- 
ler, Smyth, McNurney, Eiszner, Cook, Throop, 
Seaton, Rawleigh, Thompson, Knopf, Eyan, 
Staubpr,NiPsen ,Schweisthal , Wetterer, Janssens, 
McCaffrey, Daly, Jonas. 

Ahsenl^Aia. Beidler, Lodding, Waldo, and 
His Honor the Mayor. 

Aid. Tuley in the Chair. 



Aid. Throop moved that the minutes of 
the regular meeting !ield August 5th, 1878, be ap- 
proved without being read. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. McCaffrey moved to reconsider the vote 
by which the ordinance authorizing the paving 
of Michigan Street from Clark Street to Kings- 
bury tract w^as passed. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
low^s ; 

Feas— Pearsons, Tuley, Ballard, Sanders, Cary, 
Gilbert. Mallory, Tully, Cullerton, Riordan, 
McNally, Oliver, Lawler, Smyth, McNur- 
ney, Eisznei- Cook, Throop, Seaton, Rawleigh, 
Thompson, Knopf, Ptyan, Niesen, Schweisthal, 
WettertT, McCaffrey, Jonas— 28. 

A'ay.s— None. 

Aid. McCaffrey moved that the ordinance be 
'•eferred to the Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
N. D. ^ 

The motion prevailed. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. McCaffrev pre- 
sented a remonstrance against the paving of 
Michigan Street from Wells Street to Kingsbury 
Street, which was 



Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, N. D. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Throop presented 
a communication of property holders in relation 
to paving, by private contract, Michigan Street, 
from Clark to Kingsbury Street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, N. D. 



REPORTS OF CITY OFFICERS. 

The Clerk presented the following commu- 
nication from His Honor the Mayor : 

Chicago, August 12, 1878. 
To the Hon. the City Council of the City of Chi- 
cago: 

Gektlbmen :— As I am about to leave the 
city for a short time, I respectfully request that 
you elect one of your number to act as Mayor 
pro tern, during such absence, as proyidedby 
Sec, 5, Art. 2 of the Charter. 

Respectfully submitted. 
M. HEATH, 

Mayor. 

Aid. Ryan moved that the Council do now 
proceed to the election of a Mayor pro tern. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Eyan nominated Aid. Tuley. 

Aid. Thompson nominated Aid.' Throop. 

Aid. Cullerton nominated Aid. Weiterer. 

Aid. Jonas nominated Aid. Daly. 

Aid. McCaft'rey nominated Aid. Gilbert. 

Aid. Throop nominated Aid Cook. 

Aid. Seaton nominated Aid. Pearsons. 

Aid. McNally nominated Aid. Ciilleiton. 

Aldermen Tuley, Pearsons and Cullerton res- 
pect uUy declined to be candidates. 

Aid Rawleigh moved tliat the vote shall be 
taken, I'^iva voce. 

Aid Cullerton moved that the vote be taken by 
ballot. 



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Tlie question being on motion of Aid. Culler- 
ton. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

I'eas-- Ballard, Gary, Gilbert, Mallory, Tiiily, 
CuUerton, liiordan, McNally, Oliver, Lawler, 
Smytii. McNurney, Eiszner, Throop, Ryan, Stau- 
ber, Niesen. Sciivveisthal, Wetterer, Jansseus, 
McCaffrey, Jonas— 22. 

iVays- • Fearsons, Tuley, Sanders, Cook, Seatou, 
Itawleigli, Ttiompson, Knopf.— 8. 

Aid Lawler moved that the Chair appoint 
two tellers. 

The motion prevailed. 

Tlie Chair appointed as such tellers. Aldermen 
Mallorv and Schweisthal. 

The Council ihen proceeded to the elect, on 
witii the result as loUows : 

Whole number of votes cast 31 

Necessary to a choice lo 

Aid. Gilbert received 13 

Aid. Throop " 10 

Aid. Daly " 4 

AUt. AVetterer " 3 

Ald.CuUerton " l 

There being no choice the Council proceeded 
to a second ballot, wiih the following n-sult : 

Whole number of votes cast 33 

Necessary to a choice 1 -' 

Aid. Gilbert received 19 

Ahi. Tiiroop " 10 

Aid. Daly " j •-•■■ 3 

Aid. Jonas " 1 

Aid. Lawler moved tiiat Aid. Gilbert be de- 
clared unanimously elected Mayor, pro ton. 

The motion prevailed. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Gary presented 
the"ofacial bond of James H. Gilbert, Mayor, 
proUm: in the penal sum of live tiiousand dol- 
lars, and signed by Aid. Tuley and Aid. Mallo- 
ry, as sureties, and moved thai the bond be ap- 
proved. 

rhe motion prevailed . 

RKPOKTS OF CITY OFFICEKS. 

Tiie Clerk presented a <'omm.umcaiion from 
His Honor, the Mayor, covering a list of names 
of persons pardoned from the House of Cor- 
rection for the week ending Aug. 10, 1878, which 
was 

Placed on file. 

ALSO. 

The following communication : 

MAYOR'S OFFICE, I 
Chicago, Aug. 12, 1878. f 
To the Hon. the City Council of the City of Chi- 
cago: 

I have received from the Secretary of the Inter- 
State Industrial Expnsition, of Chicago, a c(.an- 
munication suldressed to the Mayor and your 
iionorable body, which 1 enclose. 

I ao iiot thiiiK the communication staets my 
understanding ol tue case. 

I am informed that the exposition officers be- 
ing in need of the spa^e now occupied by the 
Second Regiment, are willing to build, at their 
ovv^n expense, a suitable building on the ground 
adjoining the exposition building on the siorth, 
for tlie citv of Chicago, free of any charge or 
expense, in consideration of the city's causing 
tlie Second. Regiment to vacate their present 
qua iters 

Of course tlie city will permit the Second Reg- 
men i to oc upy the premises wlien erected. 

I would tlierefore request the passage of tiie 
following order : 

Ordered, Tha' the buiidiug superintendent 
immediately prepare plans and' specifications for 
a building to be erected on the ju'ound adjoining 
the exposition biuldhigon the north ; such buiur- 
ing to be suitable for armory pvirposes. 

bucli building to be paid for by the officers of 
the Inter-State Industrial Exposition, in consid- 



eration of the city causing the Second Regiment 
to vacate their present quarters upon tue com- 
pletion of such structure. 

Respectfully, 

M HEATH, 

M ay or. 
Chicago, Aug. I2th. 
To the hi Gil. Mayor and City Council of the City 
of Cliicaijo: 

GiSNTLBMn.N : i am instructed by the Execu- 
tive Committee of this organizaiion to respect- 
fully ask from you permission to occupy, an area 
on Lake Park, north of and immediately adjoin- 
ing the site of Agricultural Implement HalL 
from lug west on Michigan ave ue lOO feet and 
extending east 270 feet, together with permission 
to erect tuereon a building one story high, under 
tiie supervision of and according to pians fur- 
nished by the City Superintendent of buildings. 
Very respectfully, 

John P. Revkolds, Sec'y. 

Aid. Ballard moved that the order be passed. 

Aid. Cary in the chair. 

Aid. TLdey moved that it be referred to its 
appropriate commiitee. 

Aid. Pearsons moved that the rulesJbe sus- 
pended, for tne purpose of putting tne order on 
its passage. 

Tne motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Fea-s-Pearsons. Ballard, Cary, Phelps, Gilbert, 
Mallorv. Tuliy, Culierton, Riordan, McNally, 
Oliver, Lawler, Smyth, McNurney, Cook, Throop, 
beaton, Rawleigh," Thompson, Knopf, Niesen,. 
Schweisthal, Wetterer, Janssens, McCaffrey, Da- 
ly, Jonas— 2<'. 

" iVai/6'— Tidey, Sanders, Turner, Eiszner, Ryan, 
Stauber--6. 

Aid. Tuley moved to amend the order by pro- 
viding that the building for un armory be erected 
on the city lot, on the southeast corner of Atlams 
and Franklin street. 

Aid. Daly moved to lay the amendment oa the 
tao!e,and the motion prevailed by yeas and nays 
as follows : 

l^ea.-!— Pearsons, Ballard, Cary, Phelps, Mal- 
lory, i'ully, Oliver, Smyth, Cook, Throop, Seatou, 
Thomnson, ilnopf, Ryan, Schweisthal, Wetterer, 
Daly— IV' 

iVay.s— Tuley, Sanders, Turner, Culierton, Rior- 
dan, Lawler, McNurney, Eiszner, Rawleigh, 
Stanber, Niesen, Janssens, Mc>-afirey, Jonas— 14.. 

Aid. Culierton moved that the report be pub- 
lished and referred to the Law Department for 
an opinion as to tne legality of the prop.-sition. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

FeuH— Tuley, Sanders, Ttdly, Turner, Culierton, 
Riordan, McNally, Lawler, McNurney, Eiszner, 
Rawleigli, Tlionipson, Knopf, Ryan, Straibei', 
Janssesls, McCaffrey, Jonas--18. 

/Vay«— Pearsons, Ballard, C-ary, Phelps, Gilbert, 
Oliver, Smyth, Cook, Throop, Seatou, Niesen,, 
Schweisthal, Wetterer, Daly— 15. 

The Clerk presented the official bond of Luther 
Laflin Mills, as Inspector of the Mouse of Cor- 
rection, in the penal sum of $50,00u, and signed 
by A. B. Cook and Lycurgus Laflin. 

Aid. Jonas moved "that the bond be approved.. 

The motion iirevailed. 

ALSO, 

The official bond of Theodor.' Karls, as sealer 
of weiglits and measures, in. the penal sum of 
'$d,m^ and signed by iiemhard Gradle, Henry 

LaniDart':^. and John MeEwen. 
Aid. Lawler moved that tlie bond be approved. 
The motion prevailed. 

Tlie Gas Inspe-^'tor {)resented his report for the 
quarter ending Aug. 12, 1878, which was 
Referred to the Committee on Gas Lights. 



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SPECIAL OKDER. 

The Chair directed tliat the spacial order, the 
report ol rhe Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
W, L).. and ordinance extendmi>' the tracks of 
the West Division Railway Company on W. I2th 
street and on Randolph street, be now taken np 

Aid Ravvieigh moved that the ordinance be 
passed. 

Aid. Smyth moved to amend Sectionl of the 
ordinance by inserting the words " and thence to 
be extended along Ogden avenue to the main 
entrance of Douglas park on said avenue " after 
tne AYords " Ogden avenue." 

Aid. Tuley moved that the report, petitions 
and ordinance be referred to the Department of 
Public \v oiKS, with instructions to ascertain and 
report whetner the charter provisions providirig 
for petition of a jnajoritv of the property inter- 
ested has been complied with. 

The motion prevailed. 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 

The Clerk presented the report of the Com- 
mittee.ou Public Buildings on resolution concern- 
ing stone to he used in the cons ruction of the 
City Hall, laid over and published Ma/ 27, 1878, 
laid over iemporarily, July 29, 1878. 

Aid. Cook moved to concur in the report. 

Aid. Culler Ion moved that the report be placed 
on liic- and the resolution adopted 

Aid. i-tawleigh called for ihe previous question. 

liie call was refused by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 



± eas — Pearsons, Ballard, Phelps, Riordan, 
Cook, Throop, Seaton, Ravvdeigh, Thompson. 
Knopf, Wetierer, Daly--12. 

Aai/N--Tuley, Sanders, Carv, Gilbert, Mallorv, 
Uilly, Turner, C dierton, McNally, Oliver, Law- 
ler, Smyth, .McXurney, Eiszner, Ryan, Stauber, 
xNiesen, Janssens. McCafErey, Jonas— 20. 

Aid Gilbert in the Chair. 

. Aid. Tidey moved as a substitute for resolu- 
tion of Aid Cu lerton the following : 

Whereas, It is alleged that a contract ex ists 
between the city and xJessrs. Tomiinson & Reed 
lor the stone work upon the new city hall, bear- 
iiiK date, April 17, 1878, under which it is claimed 
luat certain vv^ork is now being done : therefore 
be it 

i2e.5oZyed, That the iMayor obtain and submit 
tO this Council a Oioposirion from said Tomlin- 
.son & Reed, stating for what they will substitute 
Lemoat limestone for the stone specified in said 
contract, and like granite for Bedford stone in 
liice places as used in tne county poition of 
the court-house, such sum to include all claims 
tor daniages under the said alleged contiact : 
and be it further 

Resolved, That all work be suspended under 
said alleged contract uniil said proposition shall 
be submitted to and acted upon by tnis Council 
aiKl until the further oruer of this Council. 
.1 . Vr.^'V''''^^'^^^^ '-^^^^^ ^^^^^'^ on the substitute of 
foiilj ^^.' ^^ was adopted by yeas and nays as 

,.i^';«fr~Tuley, Gary. Tully, Turner, Cullerton, 
McjSally, Oliver. Lawler, Smyth, McNurney 
Liszuer, Ryan, Stauber, Niesen, SchweisthaL 
Wetterer, Janss-^ns McCaffrey, Jonas,— 19. 

IV a-iy-s-Pearsons, Ballard, Phelps, Gilbert, 
iViaiiory Riordan, Cook. Throop. Seaton, Raw- 
ieign, ijiompson, Knopf, Daly,— 13 

Aid. Tuley moved that the preamble and reso- 
lution as amended be adopt-xL 
, ihe motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 

lOWS : 

:rm«— Tuley, Sanders, Gary, Tully, Turnei' 
Cullerton, Mci;>fally, Oliver, Lawler, Smyth, Mc- 
Mirney, Kiszner, Ryan, Stauber, Niesen, 
jf/I)^'^^^!^*^^' Wetterer, Janssens, McCaffrey, 

..^.l^'^^-^'earsons, Ballard, ' Phelps, Gilbert. 
iVidllory Riordan, Cook, Throop, Seaton, Itaw- 
ifigh, Ihompson, Knopf, Daly,— 13 



Aid. Tally m )ved that w vni this Council does 
7 30 P M ^"^^'^ Thursday, August 15, 1878, at 
lows*^ '"'-*tio;i prevailed by yeas and nays as lol- 

uF^^%~;T'^'^^^^^^^' ^^^^^^'^^ Sanders, Gary, Gil- 
bert, iully, Tui-uer, Cullerton, Riordan, McNally, 
Oliver, Lawler, s;myth, McNurney, Eiszner 
ihioop, Ryan, Niesen, We;.terer, Janssens, 

, Seaton, 
Stauber, Schweis- 



Jonas— 21 . 

i\^a(/6'— Ballard, Phelps, M dlory, Cook 
RawJeigh, Thompson, Kuo!>f, Stauber. s 
thai, McCaffrey, Daly,— 12. 

Aid. Tuley moved to reconsider the vote bv 
Which the resolution concerning contracts for 



City Hall ^yas adopted 



contracts for 

'he motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Feas— Tuley, Sanders, Gary, Phelps, Gilbert, 
iully. Turner, Cullerton, McNally, Oliver 
Smyth, McNurney, Eiszner, Cook, Throop, Sea- 
ton, Rawleigh, Thompson, Knopf, Ryan, Stau- 
ber, Niesen, Schweisdial, Vv^etterer, McCattrey. 
Daly, Jonas— 27. 

iya.(/«— Pearsons, Ballard, Mallory, Riordan 
Lawler, Jan&sens,—6. 

. Aid. Cook moved that the Council do now ad- 

fol?^ motion was lost by yeas and nays, as 

Fea-s- Pearsons, Ballard, iMallory, Cook 
iiiroop, Seaton, Rawleigh, Thompson, Knopf', 

.. %'*^y^~^^^QY. Sanders, Gary, Phelps, Gilbert, 
iully, iurner, Cullerton, Riordan, McNally, 
Oliver, Lawler, Smyth, McNurney, Eiszner 
Ryan, Stauber, Niesen, Schweisthal, Wetterer] 
Janssens, McCaffrey, Daly, Jonas— 24. 

Aid. Tuley moved to amend the resolution by 
striking out all after the words, " Be it furt'ier 
resolved," and inserting in lieu thereof, the 
words, "That in event the said Tomiinson & 
Iteetl shall refuse to make such a proposition up- 
on the request of the Mayor, oy the adjourned 
meeting oi this Council next Thursday, then that 
all work under such alleged contract shall be 
suspended until the furth r order of this Coun- 
cil." 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Fea8— Tuley, Sanders, Gary, Tully, Turner 
Cullerton, Riordan, M:cNa!ly, Oliver, Lawler 
Smyth, McNurney, Eiszner, Ryan, Stauber! 
Niesen, Sciiweisthal, Wetterer, Janssens, Mc- 
Caffrey, Jonas— 21. 

iVdiya- Pearsons, ballard, Phelps, Gilbert, 
Mallory, Cook, Throop, Seaton, Rawleigh, 
Thompson, Knopf, Daly— 12 

Aid . Tuley moved to adont the resolution as 
amended . 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Teas- -Tuley, Sanders, Gary, Tully, Turner, 
Cullerton, McNally, Oliver, Lawler, Smyth, Mc- 
Nuruey, Eiszner, liyan, Stauber, Niesen, Schweis- 
thal, Wetterer, Janssens, McCaffrey, Jonas— 20. 
iVai/s- Pearsons, Ballard, Phelps, Gilbert, Mal- 
lory, Riordan, Cook, Throop, Seaton, Rawleigh, 
Thompson, Knopf, Daly,— 13. 

The following is the preamble and resolulion 
as adopted : 

Whereas, by the terms of the contract between 
the County of Cook and the City of Chicago, pro- 
viding for the erection of the Cook Comity Court 
House and the City Hall of Chicago, on the site 
known as block 39, 0/lginal Town of Chicago, or 
the Court House Square, it is expressly provided 
that the proposed Court House and City Hall 
should be of uniform exterior design : and 

V/lierta^, the said County of Cook having al- 
ready progressed with the east half of the build- 
ing as far as the second floor thereof, and the 
City of Chicago navmg obtained and provided 
plans and drawings of uniforin and narmonious 



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exterior to correspond with tlie design of the 
west half of said building, in accordance with 
the terms of the contract or agreement referred 

^^mSreas, the aforesaid County of Cook haying 
adopted for use by a resolution of August 24, 
1876 the stone known as the Cook County lime 
stone as the material lor the construction ot the 
exDOsed or face work of the exterior walls of 
said west half of said building, and the said Cook 
County limestone having been sho^yn by its. use 
in said building and in other buildings to be a 
sound, substantial material, of pleasing and uni- 
form color ; and ^ ^ 

Whereas it is desirable not only to prt serve 
the uniformity of tone and color throughout tlie 
en ire structure, but also to use the local mate- 
rial supplied by the County of Cook as far as tne 
same may be good and suitable, with a view to 
the employment of laborers and mechanics of 
this city ..nd county ; and, 

Whereas, it is alleged that a contract exists 
between the city and Messrs. Tomlmson & Keed 
fo'- the stone work upon the City Hall, beaiing 
date At)rii 17. 1878, under which it is claimed that 
certain work is being done ; tnerefore be it 

Resolved, that the Mayor obtain am! submit to 
this Council a proposition from said romliuspu^ 
Keed f^tating tor what sum they will substitute 
Lomont lime stone for the stone specified in said 
contract, and like granite for Bedford stone m 
like places as used in the County povtion ot the 
Court House, such sum to include all claims tor 
damages under the said alleged contract : and 

That in the event the said lomlmsou & Keed 
shall refuse to make such a proposition upon 
Ihe request of the Mayor to the adjourned meet- 
ing of the Comic 1 Thursday, then a^l work under 
such alleged contract shall be suspended until 
the further order of this Council. 

Aid. Ryan moved to reco: sider the vote by 
w inch the order iu relation to the armory tor the 
Second Regiment was laid over. 

Aid. Cook called for the previous question, and 
the call was sustained. . 

Thfe question then b mg on motion of Aid. 
Ryan, it was carried by yeas and nays as tol- 

^°rfas-Pearsons, Ballard, Cary, Phelps Gilbert, 
Mallory, Oliver, Cook, Throop, Seaton, Rawleigh, 
Thompson, Knopf, Ryan, isiesen, hchweisthal, 
Wetterer, Daly, Jonas--l9. ^ ^^ 

^al/l--Tuley: Sanders, McNally, McNurney, 
Eiszner, Stauber— 6. , . ^ .. ,^ 

Aid. Ryan moved that the order m relaiion to 
armory for Second Regiment be passed. 

Aid" Cary moved to amend said order by add- 
ing thereto, the words, " Said buildmg when 
'• completed to be the property ot the City ot 
" Chicago." 

Tiie amendment was adopted. 

The ques.ion then being on the passage of the 
passage of the order gas amended, it was 
aiii-eedto by the following vote : , ^ ^ . 

Yeas-Petii-sons, Tuley, Ballard, Sanders, 
Cary. Phelps, Gilbert, Mallory, Turner, Riordan, 
Oliver Smyth, McMurney. Cook, Throop, Seaton, 
Rawleigh, Thompson, Knopf, Ryan, ±Niesen, 
Schweiltllal. Waterer, McCaffrey, Daly, Jonas, 
--26 

j^T^Tys— McNally, Eiszner, Stauber--3. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Building Superintendent 
immediately prepare plans and specifications tor 
a building to be erected on the ground adjoining 
the Exposition building on the north, such build- 
ing to be suitable f..r armory purposes. Such 
bmlding to be paid for by the officers of Inter- 
State Industrial Exposition, in consideration of 
the city causing the Second Regiment to vacate 
their present quarters on completion of such 
structure . Said building when completed to be 
the property of the City of Chicago. 

By unanimous consent. Aid. Cary presented 
an "order directing the Department of Public 



Works to repair Prairie Avenue from Cottage 
Grove Avenue to 31st Street, and moved its pas- 

^^Akl. Seaton moved that the order be referred 
to the Committee on Streets and Alleys, S. D. 

Aid Cary moved to suspend the rules for the 
purpose of taking action on said order. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays, asfol- 

"^Feas—Taley, Ballard, Sanders, Cary, Phelps^ 
Gilbert, Mallory, Turner, Riordan, McNally, 
Oliver, Lawler,' Smyth, McNurney, Eiszner,. 
Cook, Rawleigh, Thompson, Ryan, Stauber,. 
Niesen, McCafllrey, Jonas,— 2?. , 

JVays- -Pearsons, Throop, Seaton,. Schweisthal, 
W etterer, Daly,— 6. 

Aid. Phelps called for the previous question^ 
and the call was sustained. 

The question then being on passage ot the 
order, the motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 

follows: ^, , r.-,i 4- 

Feas-Tuley. Ballard, Cary, Phelps, Gilbert, 
Mallory, Turner, Riordan McNally, Oliver, 
Lawler, Smyth, McNurney, Eis-zner, Cook Raw- 
leigh, Thompson, Ryan, Stauber, Niesen, Jans- 
sens, McCaflirey, Jonas.— 23. ^^ ^ 

JVai/s -Pearsons. Sanders, Throop, Seaton, 
Schweisthal, Wetterer, Daly,— 7. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Department of Public Works- 
be and they are hereby directed to repair Prairie 
avenue from its intersection with Cottage Grove 
ave ue to Thirty-first street, in the same manner 
as Wabash avenue, south of Twenty-fifth street, 
was recently repaired ; the expense of the same- 
to be charged to the South Division appropriation, 
lor cleaning and repairing streets. 

By unanimous consent Aid. Rawleigh presented 
an "order directing the Department of PubhC' 
Works to repair W. Washington street from 
Clinton street to Leavitt street, and moved that 
it be passed. ^ , . ^, 

Aid Lawler moved that it be referred to the 
Committee on streets and alleys W. D. 

Aid. Rawleigh moved to suspend the rules, tor 
the purpose of taking action on said order. 

The motion prev.iiied by yeas and nays as tol- 

Fecis — Tuley, Ballard, Cary. Phelps, Gilbert,. 
Mallory, Turner, Riordan, Oliver, Smyth, Mc- 
Nurney, Cook, Seaton, Rawleigh, Thompson, 
Ryan, Stauber, Niesen, Janssens, McCaffrey,, 
Jonas— 21. ^ ,, ^. 

j>jrays — Peareons, Sanders, Lawler, Eiszner,. 
Throop, Schweisthal, Wetterer, Daly— 8. 

Aid . Throop moved to amend by striking out 
the words ■' Clinton street " and inserting in lieu, 
tl'.ereof the words " Ashland avenue." , ^ . , , 

Aid. Rawleigh accepted the amendment of Aid.. 
Throop and called for the previous question, and 
tlie call was sustained. 

The question then being on the passage of the 
order the motion v/as lost by yeas and nays as^ 

^reas—Ballard,Cary, Phelps, Gilbert, Mahory, 
Smyth, McNurney, Seaton, Rawleigh. Thompson., . 
Ryan, McCaffrey— 12. 

]Vays— Peai-sons, Sandei-s, Riordan, Oliver, 
Lawler. Eiszner, Cook, Stauber, Niesen, Schweis- 
thal. Wetterer— 12. 

By unanimous consent Aid. Pearsons, of the 
Committee on Finance, to whom was referred an 
order to pay certain carpenters for labor at ex- 
posiiion building in preparing quarters for the 
Second Regiment, bubmitted a report recom- 
mending the passage of the order. 

Aid. Lawler moved to concur in the report and 
pass the order. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as tol- 

Fect!* — Pearsons, Tuley, Ballard, Sanders, 
Phelps, Gilbert, Mallory, Riordan. Oliver,. Law- 
ler, Smyth, McNurney, Eiszner, Cook, Throop, 
Seaton, Rawleigh, Thompson, Ryan, Stauber, 
Niessen, Schweisthal, McCaffrey— 23.. 

iVays— None. 



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The following is the order as passed : 

Whereas, on the 23d day of May the Depart- 
ment of Public Works employed carpenters to 
put the Exposition Building in condition to ena- 
ble the Second Regiment to make it their head- 
quarters pending the uprising in this city, and 

Whereas, There being no provisions made in 
the appropriati.ai for such work, -which amounts 
to the sum of ($494. 00) four hundred and ninety- 
four dollars, therefore, be it 

Ordered. By the eity Council that the Mayor 
and Comptroller be and they are hereby directed 
to pay those employed in said worlc fi'om May 



23d to June 24th, l«78, the amount ($494), to be 
taken from the Contingent Fund. 

ADJOURNMENT. 

Aid. Thomps n moved that the Council do now 
adjourn. 

The motion prevailed and the Council stood 
adjourned until Thursday, August 15th, at 7 :30 
o'clock p. ni. 

CASPAR BUTZ, 

City Clerk. 



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CITY COUNCIL. 



ADJOURNED REGULAR MEETING. 



^TJC3"TJ3T 15, 1878, 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 

^^ 'r. iV^^^' ^^elps, Mallory, Tullv Tur- 
ner. Cullertoii, Eiorclan, MeNaliv Oliver law 
ler, Smytli, McNurney, EisznS Cook Tli v?^" 
Seatoii, Rawleigli, Thompson ' Knopf Evan' 

Ald. Tuley called Aid. Gary to tlie Cliair. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Tulev m-pspntpri 
an ordinance authorizing James N Clark- to ft 
tend the sale of delinquent Ss etc fnrth: 

lid Th S.nn t^^ f'«fl«ency, as per Bill 300. 
lows : "^°"°-^ Pi evaded by yeas and nays as fol- 

mllZ'^'^rumT' "^'^^y- Sanders, Cary, Phelps 
Slt/'McN mi^v'i.?''^''^^"/. McNall^ Olivg,' 

pats^d.'^^'"''''^' ""'^'''^ *^'^* ^he ordinance be 
j^The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 

^s?ef iSSsn p;?^- '^^ 

iVaS-yone ^'''' ^^^^Caflrey, Daly, Jonas-2G 



The following is the ordinance as passed : 

ORDINANCE. 

^Chica^^^^^^ ^?/ the City Council of the City of 
Section i.— That at the sale of delinquent 

ands, lots and real estate for the city taxes of 
1873 and 1874, to commence August^ 19, 1878 
James N. C ark is hereby authorized and ap- 
nomted to attend said sale, and purchase on be- 
half of the City of Chicago all lands, lots and 
real estat^ oftered for sale for any deficiency 
that may be extended against such lands, lots 
and real estate after deducting the percentage 
allowed by the court, and the payment made on 
account 01 such tax, as extended under the Citv 
Tax Act. or -Bill 300.'' It being the intention 
hereby to restrict such purchases under this or- 
dinance to property upon which the owner lias 
paid the taxes in full, as extended on the citv 
valuation made for the years 1873 and 1874, and 
against which a deficiency is carried forward 
under the provisions of the Act of May 5, 1877 in 
force July 1, 1877. ' °"'^^^ 

Sec. 2— This Ordinance shall take efl^ect and 
be m force from and after its passage. 

By unanimous consent. Aid. Daly of the Com- 
mittee on Streets and Alleys, ^.D., to whom 
was referred remonstrance of property-holders 
and other communications for and against pav- 
nv: Michigan Street, submitted a report recom- 
mending that thev be referred to the Demrt- 
ment of Public Works, with the request that 
they see whether the law has been complied 
with, and to issue the proper permit to begin 
the work, providing all necessarv legal condi- 
otT^r,''^-^'^ complied with by the petitioners and 

Aid. Daly moved that the repor: of the Com- 
miftee be concurred in. 
The motion prevailed. 



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By unanimous consent, Aid. Mc(laffrey pre- 
senter! an order lor ciubiug and fiUiug Weosou 
Street by private contr iCt, and directing tue 
Departnieut of Public Works to ijrepare and 
send to the Ctutncil, a proper ordinance lor 
curl)ing aiid fliiing Wesson Street ;n iront of 
suuilry 1 ts not embraced in said private con- 
tract, 'and moved tliat the order be pass d. 

Tiie motion prevailed oy yeas ana nays iv.i ioi- 

yeas— Pearsons, Tuley, Sanders, Gary, Phelps, 
Ivjallory, CuUerton, Riornan, McNidiy, Oliver, 
Lawler, Sniyth, McNurney, Eiszner, Cook, 
Timjop, Seaton, Rawleigli, Knopf. Eyau, Niesen, 
Wetterer. Jansseas, McOalfrey, Daly,Jonas— 2G. 

^''ay^:— None. 

The following is the order as p tssed. 

Wliereaa. the owners of more tlian tliree- 
foui-ths of the property fronting ou Wesson 
Sireet, between Chicago Avenue and Oak Street, 
have e tered into a private contract with John 
O'Maliey t^) curb with curb-walls, seven feet in 
lieigbt. and lili in front of their respective prop- 
erty, therefore, ^ , . . .,, , 

ordered, that tlie Department of Pnblic Works 
is hereby directed to grant a permit to said John 
O'M illey to curb and fill said Wesson street in 
front of the propert embraced m sad private 
contract, and be it further 

Ordered, that the Departmei)tof Puolic Wor. s 
is hereby directed to prepare and send to this 
Council a proper ordinance for curbing iind fill- 
ing said Wesson Street in front of th property 
not embraced in said private contract. 

By unanimous consent. Aid. Smyth presented 
an order for paving West Madison Street be- 
tween the east line of Canal Street and west Inie 
of Soutli Halsted Street, by private contract, and 
moved that the order be passed. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as lol- 

j-gas— Pearsons, Tuley, Sanders, Cary, Phelps, 
MaDory, Culierton, iiiordan, McNally, Oliver, 
Lawler, Smvtn, McNurney, Elsz^er, Cook, 
Throou, Seaton, Rawleigh, Knopf, Eyan, Niesen, 
W^ettei-er, Janssens, McCaffrey, Daly, Jonas— 26. 

iVaj/s— None. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Whereas, the owners of a large majority of the 
froutage^on West Madison Street, between the 
east line of Canal Street and the wtst line of 
South Halsted Street have entered into a private 
contract Vv^iih James B. Smith to lili and pave in 
front of their respective property, therefore, be 

Ordered, that the Department of Public Works 
is hereby authorized to grant .a permit to said 
James B. Smith, to fill and pave with an eight- 
inch C'dar block, on an inch floor, v>ithiake 
shore gravel and composition, said West Madi- 
son Street between the points named, under 
said private contract, provided it is paved con- 
tinuously, and without gaps ; and provided, 
further, that the contractor relies for payment 
for said improvement upon the collection of the 
special assessment to be levied upon lots not 
represented in said private contract, and tue De- 
partment of Public Works is further authorized 
to contract for the city's portion of said 
vvork. and the part to be paid for by special as- 
sessment, at a price not more than paid by the 
property-owners, said contractor to pay ah costs 
of engineering and inspecttng ; and, it is further 

Ordtred, that the Deoartment of Public Works 
is hereby directed to pivpare and send to this 
Council a proper ordinance for the tilling, raising 
curb- walls to grade, and paving said West Mad- 
ison Street, betweeii said points, not embraced 
in said private contract. 

By unanimous consent. Aid. Jonas presented 
a petition of prop 'rty-holders ou Ohio Street, 
asking tor the widening of sidewalk on said 
street between Clark and Dearborn, ^ind moved 
that it be referred to the Committee on . Streets 
and Alleys, N. D. 

The motion prevailed. 



REPOKTS OF CITY OFFICERS. 

The Clerk presented the following cominu- 
liication from His Honor the Mayor : 

Mayor's Office, ' 
Chicago, August 15, 1878. [ 
To the Hon. th^ CUy (Joancll of the Cdy of Chi- 
cago: 

(jra]N'TLEM.sH :— 111 comnllauce with your reso- 
lutioiia adopted August 12, ia4., 1 have comniu - 
nicated with Messrs. Tomlinson <& Heed, con- 
tractors for tiie stone work on the new City Hall, 
and have received from them the propositions 
which I h rewith submit to your iionorable 
body, as being in full cojiformity with the re- 
quest embodied in your resolution^ and my com- 
maiiication to tliem. 

Very KespecitfuUy. 

M. HEATH, 

Mayor^ 

Chicago, August 15, 1878. 
To (he Honorable Monroe Heath, Mayor of the 

dry of Chicago : 

SiK :— Your comnumiciition of the 13th inst., 
conveying a copy of a resolution j)assed by the 
City Council, and containing, aniuug other 
things, the following : 

Whereas, it is alleged that a contract exists be- 
tween the city and Messrs Tomlinsun & lleed for 
tiie stone work ut)on the ne\v City Hali, betirliig 
date, April 17, I8i8, under vv^liich it is claimed 
that certain work is uuw being done ; therefore,, 
be it 

Reaolved, that the Mayor obtain from and sub- 
mit to tills Council a pi oposition from said Tom - 
linson & Keed,stating for what sum they will sub- 
stitute Lemont limestone for the stone speciiied 
in said contract, and like granite lor Bedford 
stone iu like places as used in tne county poition 
of the court-house, such sum to includK all claims 
for damages under said all:^ged conti act- 
was received by us ou the day of its date. Up- 
on tlie receipt of this resolut.on we immediately 
proceeded with an endeavor to obtain the nee - 
essary data upon which to submit a proposition 
as indicated in s<.dd resolution, and irom the 
limited time afforded us, we are prepared now 
to state that the sum which we will demand to 
make the required changes will be $;979,584 for 
the entire work, embracing the desired cnanges,. 
or the sum of §501, 891 in excess of the contract 
price of our contract with tne city, of April 17,. 
1878, winch is $477,G93. 

We WISH, further, to here state ihat the only ~ 
quarry of Cook County or Lemont limestone 
from which material of the necessary thickness- 
can be obtained, is the quarry known as the 
Walker quarry ; that we have called on Mr. 
WalRer, anu he assured us that he owned and 
controlled this quarry, and, therefore, at our re- 
quest, submitted to us a proposition, stating the 
price at which he would furinsh as the necessary 
stone from his quarry in the rougo. 

We have also called on the Hinsdale -Doyle 
Granite Company, and obtained from them the 
figures at which taey would furnish us the nec- 
essary granit.3 and granite work. There is an 
outstanding contract between us and the Bed- 
ford Stone Company to furnish the Bedford 
stone, light and dark, necessai'y to fuliill our ex- 
isting contract. We hav.; ascertained from tliis. 
stone CO! npany the lowest hgures at which we 
can be reheved from the obligation of this con- 
tract. \¥e have also estimated our own actual 
loss which would be occasioned bV abandoning 
the use of the Bedford stone at this .stage of the 
work, and it is upon these data that vv^e give you 
i he figures above. 

We would not now wisli to bind ourselves to 
this proposition, nor will v?e be willing to do so 
until Mr. Walker, or those . ontrollmg uis quarry,. 
shall give us s.dislactorv sureties ;i,na guarantees 
that the sione shall be furnished from his quarry 
to us as fast as may be required in f ulliliing our 
contract. This he has not yet done, but claims 
that he will be able to do so. 



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We wisli also to state tliat this change will in- 
volve an extension ot time under our existip.y 
contract. as ii will be ImpossibK-' to fnltill the con- 
tract w til these ciianges in the time thei'ein spe ;- 
ified. We wish also to have it imderstnod that 
these figures p.re based upon the assumption that 
the work stop now, so far as th further use of 
the Bedford stone is concerned ; that we are 
progressing with our work and the lon-^er we 
continue the greater will be our loss in case we 
make the required change. 

We noric- that the preamble preceding this 
res lution seems to be cauti^msly worded with 
reference, as we suppose, to the questi )n of the 
validity of our existing contract . \'. e think it, 
theiefore. proper to say here that we have no 
doubt of its validity, after having consulted coun- 
sel m relation to the question ; and we wish it to 
i)e imderstood that b submitting this pr.posi- 
ti n we ar • not to be in the least prejudiced 
with reference to our existing rights. 
Kespectfully submitted. 

lOMLINSOX & EeSD. 

Aid. Rawleigh moved that the communication 
be referred to the Committee on Public Build- 
ings. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that it be referred to the 
C.iramittee on Judiciary. 

After debate, Aid. Cullerton moved as a sub- 
stitute to refer it to a Special Committe of five, to 
be appointed by the Chair. 

Aid. Cary called Aid. Daly to the chair. 

Aid. Throop called for the previous question 
and the call was not sustained by the following 
vote : 

Ym.<i--P^-arsons, Cary, Phelps, Mallory, Rior- 
dan. Srnvth, ihroop, R-awleigh, Thompson, 
Knopf, "Waldo, Schweisthal, Wetterer, Daly, 
Jonas— 15. 

I\'ai/s— Tulev, Ballard, Sanders, Tully, Turner, 
Cullerton, McNally, Lawler, McNurney, Eiszner, 
Cook, Seaton, Ryan, Mesen, Jan-sens, McCaf- 
frey— 16 

After debate. Aid. Lawler called for the pre- 
vious question, and the call was not sustained by 
yeas and na s as follows : 



Ft;a.s-- Tully, Turner, Cullerton, McNally. Law- 
ler, McNurney, Eisziier, Ryan, Nieseii--9. 

iYa.!/.s-- Pearsons. Tuley, Ballard, Sanders, Cary, 
Piielps, Mallory, Riordau, Smyth, Cook, Throop. 
Stuiton, Rawleigh, Thompson, Knopf, Waldo, 
Wette]-('r, Jansseus, McCalfr^riy, Daly, Jonas--21. 

Aid. Waldo moved th it the Council do now 
adjourn. 

The mo ion was lost by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Feas— Pearsons, Ballard, Seaton, Knopf, Wal- 
do--5. 

iVaiys— Tuley, Sanders, Cary, Phelps, Mallory, 
Tully , Turner, Cullerton, Riorclan, McNally, Law- 
ler, Smyth, McNurney, Eiszner, Cook, Throop, 
Rawleigh, Thompson, Ryan, Nieseu, Wetterer, 
Jansseus, McCaffrey, Daly, Jonas--25. 

Aid. Cullerton called for the previous question 
on the whole matter, and the call was .sustained. 

The question then being under Rule 33, on the 
reference to the Committee on Ju...iciary, the 
motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Feas--Tuley, Ballard, Sanders, Cary, Phelps, 
Tully, Turner, Cullerton, Riordan, McNally, Law- 
ler. Smyth, McNurney, Eiszner, Ryan, Niesen. 
Schv/eisthal, Wetterer, Janssens, McCaffrey, 
Jonas- -21. 

iVays— Pearsons, Mallory, Cook. Throop, Sea- 
ton, Rawleigh, Thompson, Knopf, Waldo, Daly 
—10. 

Aid. Tuley moved that the Committee on Ju- 
diciary be directed to report to the Council at 
the next regular meeting, to be held Monday, 
Aug. 19th, 1878. 

The motion prevailed. 

ADJOURNMENT . 

Aid. Turner moved that the Council do now 
adjourn. 

The motion prevailed, and the Council stood 
adjourned. 

CASPAR BUTZ, 

City Glerh 



Aug 19,] 



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CITY COUNCIL. 



REGULAR MEETING. 



^TJOTJST 19, 1878. 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 

Present— Aid. Pearsons, Tuley, Ballard, San- 
ders, Gary, Phelps, Gilbert, Maliory, Tully. Tur- 
ner, Cullerton, Kiordan, McNaliy, Oliver, Law- 
ler, Smyth, McNurney, Eiszner, Cook, Throop, 
Seaton, Rawleigh, Thompson, Knopf, Ryan, 
Niesen. Waldo, Scliweisthal, Wetterer,Janssens, 
McCaffrey, Jonas. 

Absent— Aid. Lodding, Beidler, Stauber, Daly, 
and His Honor the Mayor. 

Aid. Tuley in the Chair. 



MINUTES, 

Aid. Rawleigh moved that the minutes of 
the regular meeting held August 12th, 1878, and 
the adjourned regular meeting held August 15th, 
1878, be approved without being read. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Rawleigh moved to suspend the rules to 
take action on an order providing that when the 
Council do adjourn it be until the second Mon- 
day In September. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

rea«— Pearsons, Tuley, Ballard, Gilbert, Mal- 
iory, Riordan. Cook. Throop, Seaton, Rawleigh, 
Thompson, Knopf. Schweisthal— 13. 

iVai/«— Sanders, Phelps, Cullerton, McNally, 
Oliver, Lawler. McNurney, Ryan, Niesen, Jans- 
sens, McCaffrey, Jonas— 12. 

REPORTS OF CITY OFFICERS. 

Tlie Clerk presented a communication from 
His Honor, the Mayor, covering a list of names 
of persons pardoned from the House of Cor- 
rection for the week ending Aug. 17, 1878, which 
was 

Placed on file. 



The City Comptroller submitted his statement 
of the receipts and expenditures of the city of 
Chicago for the month of July, 1878, which was 

Placed on file. 

The Department of Public Works submitted a 
report in reply to instructions hi d covering an 
ordinance for extending horse railway tracks on 
West Twelfth street. 

Aid. McCaffrey moved that the report and 
ordinance be deferred for final action for one 
week, and that it be made a special order for 8 
o'clock at the next regular meeting, to be held 
Aug. 26, 1878. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays, as fol- 
lows : 

Feas— Tuley, Sanders, Gary, Phelps, Gilbert, 
Maliory, Tully, Turner, Cullerton, McNally, 
Oliver, Lawler, McNurney, Eiszner, Niesen, 
Schweisthal, Wetterer, |Janssens, McCaffrey, 
Jonas, --20. 

iVai/s--Pearsons, Ballard, Riordan, Cook, 
Throop, Seaton, Rawleigh, Thompson, Knopf, 
Ryan— 10. 

Aid, Gilbert moved to suspend the rules to 
consider all matters in relation to street im- 
provements. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

rea.s- -Pearsons, Tuley, Ballard, Sanders, Gil- 
bert, Tully, Turner, Cullerton, Riordan, McNally, 
Oliver, Lawler, McNurney, Seaton, Rawleigh, 
Thompson. Ryan, Niesen, Schweislhal.Wetterer, 
Janssens, McCaff ey, Jonas--2.3. 

Nays—C&vv, Phelps, Eiszner, Cook, Throop, 
Knopf— 6. 

Aid. Tuley called Aid. Lawler to the Chair. 

Aid. Pearsons of the Committee on Streets 
and Alleys, S. D.. to whom was referred an 
order for curbing, filling, and paving, by private 
contract, Monroe street from Clark to Fifth av- 



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enue, submitted a report recommending tlie 
passage of tiie order as amended. 

Aid. Gilbert moved tliat the report be con- 
curred in and the order passed. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows ; 

Yeas— Pearsons, Tuley, Ballard, Sanders, Gary, 
Phelps, Gilbert, Tally, Turner, Cullerton, Kior- 
dan, McNally, Oliver, Lawler, McNurney, Eisz- 
ner, Cook, Throop, Seaton, Ravv^leigh, Knopf, 
Niesen, Schweisthal, Wetterer, Janssens, Mc- 
Caffrey, Jonas— 27. 

iVa]/6--Thompson— 1 . 

The following is the order as nassed : 

Whereas, the owners of more than three- 
fourths of the property fronting on Monroe 
street, between Clark street and Fifth avenue, 
have entered into a private contract with W. H. 
Watson to curb, fill, and pave, with seven-inch 
cedar blocks on a two-inch plank foundation, 
with lake shore gravel and composition, said 
Monroe street in front of their respective prop- 
erty, therefore 

Ordered, that the Department of Public Works 
is hereby directed to grant a permit to saidW. 
H. Watson to curb, fill and pave said Monroe 
street in front of the property represented in 
said private contract, continuously and without 
gaps ; and be it further 

Ordered, that said Department is hereby di- 
rected to prepare and send to this Council a 
proper ordinance for curbing, filling, and paving 
said Monroe street in front of the property not 
represented in said private contract, and to en- 
ter into a contract with said W. H. Watson to 
curb, fill, and pave said Monroe street in front of 
the lots embraced in said ordinance at a price 
not greater than the price paid under private con- 
tract, payable only from tlie special assessment 
for snid work when the same shall be collected, 
and also to enter into a contract with said Wat- 
son to pave the intersection of LaSalle and 
Monroe street at a price not to exceed that paid 
by the property-owners under said private con- 
tract, payable from the appropriation for said 
purpose when collected, said contractor to pay 
all cost of engineeriug and superintending. The 
said curbing, paving, and filling to comply in all 
particulars with the city ordinances. 

Aid. Tuley -presented an order for filling, 
grading, and paving Washington street, between 
Dearborn street and Clark street, by private 
■contract, and moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Fea«— Pearsons, Tuley, Ballard, Sanders, 
Cary, Phelps, Gilbert, Tully, Turner, Cullerton, 
Hiordan, McNally, Oliser, Lawler, McNurney, 
Eiszner, Cook, Throop, Seaton, Kawleigh, 
Thompson, Knopf, Niesen, Waldo, Schweisthal, 
Wetterer, Janssens, McCaffrey, Jonas— 29. 

iVays— None. 

The following is the order as passed : 

W?iereas, a majority of the ov/ners and repre- 
sentatives of the property sronting on Washing- 
ton street, between tne west line of Dearborn 
street and the east line of Clark street have en- 
tered into a contract with Say & Whitney to fill 
with earth to grade and pave said Washington 
street in front of their said property, in accord- 
ance with certain specifications in said contract 
mentioned, and whereas the Department of Pub- 
lic Works have approved of said specification, 

Therefore, be it, and it is hereby ordered that 
the Mayor issue a permit to the said Ray & 
Whitney to do the said work contracted for as 
aforesaid, in accordance with said contract and 
specifications, and the Mayor is hereby author- 
ized to let ihe intersections of Dearborn and 
Washington street to the said Ray & Whitney, 
to be done at the same time and in accordance 
with the specifications above referred to at a 
price not exceeding that paid by the j)ioperty- 
owners for thejwork contracted to be done as 



aforesaid. And |it is further ordered that the 
Department of Public Works prepare and report 
to this eioimeil a props-r ordinance for the mak- 
ing of said improvement in front of such lots 
between said termini as are not included in said 
contract, provided that the cost and expense 
of the same shall be paid for by special assess- 
ment, and the Mayor is authorized to letfthe said 
last-mentioned work to the said Ray & Whitney 
at the same rates as the work contracted for 
aforesaid, to be paid for when the special assess- 
ment levied for that purpose shall have been 
collected. 

Aid. Pearsons presented an order to fill, grade, 
and pave, by private contract, LaSalle street, be- 
tween Washington and Monroe streets, and 
moved that the order be passed. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Fetts— Pearsons, Tulev, Ballard, Sanders, Cary, 
Phelps, Gilbert, Tully, turner, Cullerton, Rior- 
dan, McNally, Oliver, Lawler. McNurney, Eisz- 
ner, Cook, Throop, Seaton, Rawleigh, Thompson, 
Knopf, Niesen, Waldo, Schweisthal, Wetterer, 
Janssens, McCaffrey, Jonas— 29. 

IVaj^s— None. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Whereas, the owners and representatives of 
three-fourths of the property on LaSalle street, 
between the south line of Washington street and 
the north line of Monroe street, have entered 
into a contract with liay & Whitney to fill with 
earth to grade and pave said LaSalle street in 
front of their sa:d property, in accordance with 
certain specifications in said contract mentioned, 
and whereas the Depariment of Public Works 
have approved of said specifications, as appears 
by a report from said Department signed by the 
Mayor, 

Therefore, be it. and it is hereby, ordered, that 
the Mayor issue a permit to tlie said Ray & 
Whitney to do the said work contracted for as 
aforesaid, in accordance with said contract and 
specifications, and the Mayor is hereby author- 
ized to let the city's portion of said improvement 
between said lermini to the said Ray & Whit- 
ney at a price not exceeding the price paid by 
the property-owners for the work contracted to 
be done as aforesaid. It is further ordered that 
the Department of Public Works prepare and 
report to the Coiuicil a proper ordinance for the 
making of said improvement in front of such 
lots betv/een said termini as are not included in 
said CO tract, provided ihat the cost and expense 
of the same shall be paid for by special assess- 
ment, and the Mayor is authorized to let tne 
said last-mentioned work to the said Ray & 
Whitney at the same rates as the work con- 
tracted for as aforesaid, to be paid for when the 
assessment levied for that purpose shall have 
been collected. 

The Committee on Streets and Alleys, S. D., . 
to whom was referred an order to amend an or- 
der concerning the paving of Clark street, sub. 
mitted a report recommending the passage of 
the order. 

Aid. Ballard moved to concur t,in the report 
and pass the order. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Feas— Pearsons, Ballard, Sanders, Cary, 
Phelps, Gilbert, Tully, Turner, Cullerton, Rior- 
dan, McNally, Oliver. Lawler, McNurney, Eisz- 
ner, Cook, Throop, Seaton, Rawleigh, Thomp- 
son, Knopf, Niesen, Waldo, SchweisJial, Wet- 
terer, Janssens, McCaffrey. Jonas— 2S. 

iVays— None. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, that the order passed by this Council 
May 27th, 1878, authorizing the pavement of 
Clark street by private contract be, and ihe 
same is hereby, amended by striking out the 
words "and that the portion to be done by the 



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Chicago City Railway Company or other railway 
companies, if anv, on said street shall be done at 
the same time with similar materials and atter 
tne same manner as other portions of the said 
street between said points," and inserting in 
liHii thereof the words "and in accordance with 
the ordinance passed Jan. 18th, 1878." 

ALSO, 

The same committee, to whom was referred an 
order for paving Eighteenth street, from Wa- 
bash avenue to Indiana avenue, submi ted a re- 
port recommending the passage of an accom- 
panying order. 

Aid. Gary moved that the report be concurred 
in and the order passed. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : „ , o ^ 

Fea^^— Pearsons, Tuley, Ballard, banders, 
Gary, Gilbert, Tully, Turnar, Cullerton, Kiordan, 
Lawler, McNurney, Eiszn«r. Cook, Throop, Sea- 
ton, Kawleigh. Thompson, Knopf, Niesen, Waldo, 
Schweisthal, Wetterer, Janssens, McCaffrey, 
Jonas— 26. 

IVai/s— Phelps— 1. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, that tlie Department of Public Works 
is hereby directed to issue a permit to Nelson 
DeGolyer to curb, grade, and pave Eighteenth 
street continuously from Wabash avenue to 
Indiana avenue, without gaps, with cedar blocks, 
each block to be 8 inches long, the said blocks 
to be laid upon a foundation of one-inch pine 
boards ; the said pavemeut to be laid in such 
manner ;is to conform in all particulars to the 
ordinance of Jan. I4lh, 1878, and all other ordi- 
nances and orders of the city, all of which are 
to be embodied in tlie contract with the city ; 
and the said Department is directed to prepare 
an ordinance assessing lots not represented in 
said contract with pioperty-owners for })aving 
in front of said lots, and the city's portion (if 
any) of said street, at a price not greater than 
that paid by propertv owners on said street, and 
the said DeGolyer is to be paid for all work done 
for city and luts specially assessed when the as- 
sessment so made shall be collected by the c;ty, 
and not before. 

ALSO. 

The same Committee to whom was referred a 
petition for repealing ordinance and annulling 
assessment for^opening of Vernon avenue, from 
Thirty-seventh street to Egan avenue, submit- 
ted aVeport recommending the passage of the 
ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Feos-- Pearsons, Tuley.'^Ballard, Gary, Plielps, 
Gilbert, Tally, Turner, Cullerton, Riordan.Oliver, 
Lawler, McNurney, Eiszner, Cook, Throop Sea- 
ton, Kawieigh, Thompson, Knopf, Niesen, Waldo 
Schweisthal, Janssens, McCaffrey,— 25. 

iVat/s--None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed : 

OKDIKANCE. 

Repealing ordinance an I annulling assessment 
for opening or extending Vernon avenue, from 
Thiriy-seventh street to Kgan avenue, 
Be it ordained hy the City Council of the City of 

Chicago. 

Section l. That the ordinance 'entitled " an 
ordinance for the opening or extension of Ver- 
non avenue, from Thirty-seventh street to Egan 
avenue," passed by the Common Council, June 
2d, 1873. be and the same is hereby repealed and 
that the special assessment made under the pro- 
visions of said ordinance confirmed by the Su- 
perior Court of Cook County, June 4, A. D. 1876, 
Warrant number 2993, be and the same is hereby 
annulled ; Provided.however that this ordinance 
shall not take effect until the parties assessed 
for said improvement shall have paid to the City 
of Chicago their proportionate share of five hun- 



dred and thirty-five 67-100 dollars, being the 
amount of costs incurred by said city in respect 
to said improvement. 

Aid. Cullerton presented an order for paving 
South Canal street, between Madison and H ir- 
rison street, by private contract and moved 
that the order be passed. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Feas— Pearsons, Tuley, Ballard, .Sanders, 
Phelps, Gilbert, Mallorv, Tully, Turner, Culler- 
ton, Riordan, McNally, Oliver, Lawler, McNur- 
ney, Eiszner, Cook, Throop, Seaton, Kawieigh, 
Knopf, Ryan, Niesen, Waldo, Schv/eisthal, Wet- 
terer, Janssens, McCaffrey, Jonas--29. 

JVaijs—l^one.' 

The following is the order as passed : 

Whereas, the owners of a large majority of the 
frontage on South Canal street, between the 
south line of Madison street and the nortli Lne 
of Harrison street, have entered into a private 
contract with Thomas Mackin to pave in front of 
their I'espective property, therefore be it 

Ordered, That the Department of Public 
Works is hereby authorized to grant a permit to 
said Thomas Mackin to fill, grade and pave said 
South Canal street between the points named 
under said private contract, provided it is paved 
continously and without gaps : and provided 
further, that the contractor ri-'lies for payment 
for said improvement upon the collection of the 
special assessment io be levied upon lots not re- 
presented in said private contract, and the De- 
partment of Public Works is further authorized 
to contract for the city's portion of said work 
and the part to be paid for by special assessment 
at a price not more tlian paid by the property 
owners, said contractor to pay all costs of en- 
gineering and inspecting ; and it is fufther 

Ordered, that the Department of Public 
Works is hereby directed to prepare and send to 
this Council a proper ordinance for the filling, 
raising curb-wall to grade and paving said South 
Canal, between said -points, in front of the pro- 
perty not embraced in said private contract. 

Aid.' Tully presented an order directing the 
Department: of Public Works to contract for lay- 
ing private drains on Wentworth avenue, be- 
tween Twenty-second street and Twenty-ninth 
stree , and moved that the order be passed. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows ; 

Feo.?— Pearsons. Tuley, Ballard, Sanders, Gary, 
Phelps, Gilbert, Mallory, Tully, Turner, Culler- 
ton, Riordan, McNally, Oliver, Lawler, McNur. 
ney, Eiszner, Cook, Throop, Seaton, Rawleigh, 
Thompson, Knopf, Ryan, Niesen, Waldo, 
Schweisthal, '.Wetterer, Janssens, McCaffrey. 
Jonas— 31. 

Nays— 'None. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Whereas, an assessment has been made for 
private drains on AVentv/orth avenue, between 
Twenty-second street and Twenty-ninth street, 
and whereas it is absolutely necessary that those 
remaining should be put in at once, therefore be 
it 

Ordered, that the Department of Public Wo ks 
be and are hereby directed to contract for the 
same without advertising, provided the contrac- 
tor will rely upon the collection of the assess- 
ment for his pay. 

Aid. Turner, of the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, S. D., to whom was referred an order for 
re-paving Archer Avenue, submitted a report 
recommending the passage of an accompanying 
amended order : 

Aid. Gary moved to amend the order by strik- 
ing out after the words, " Halsted Street," the 
following, " and Prairie, from 23d to 31st Street." 

The question being on the amendment of Aid. 
Gary to strike out, the motion prevailed. 



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Aid. Gary moved that the order as amended be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Ffrt«— Tiilev, Ballard, Sanders, Gary, Phelps, 
Gilbert, Mallory, Tully. Turner. Cullerton, Rtor- 
dan, Mf'Nally, Lawler, McNurney, Eiszner, 
Gook, Throop, Seaton, Kawleigh, Kiiopf, Ryan, 
Miesen, Waldo, Wetterer, Janssens, McGaft'rey, 
Jonas— 27. 

iVays— Pearsons, Thompson, Schweisthal,— 3. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered— That the Department of Public 
Works be directed to advertise for 'bids, and let 
by contract to the lowest bidder, for the repair 
in all spots and places where the Department 
may direct, Archer Avenue from State Street to 
Haisted Street, the same to be charged to the 
South Division appropriation for cleaning and 
repairing. 

The Gommittee on Streets and Alleys S. D., 
to whom was referred a report and ordinance 
for Water service pipes on Eighteen ih Street 
from Wabash Avenue to Indiana Avenue sub- 
mitted a report recommending the passage of 
the ordinance. 

Aid. Gary moved to concur in the report and 
pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Feas— Ballard, Sanders, Gary, Gilbert, Mal- 
lory, Tully, Turner, Gullerton, Riordan, Mc- 
Na'Uy, Lawler, Snivtli, McNurney, Eiszner, Gook 
Throop, Seaton, Rawleigh, Thompson, Knopf, 
Ryan, Niesen, Waldo, Wetterer, Janssens, Mc- 
Caffrey, Jonas— 27. 

iVaj/s— Phelps— 1 . 

Aid, Tuley took the chair. 

Aid. Cullerton presented an order to plank 
Ashland avenue between Blue Island avenue and 
the Chicago River, which was 

Referred to the Gommittee on Streets and 
Alleys W. D. 

Aid. Eiszner presented an order, directing the 
Department of Public Works to r< pair Sangamon 
street from Randolph street to Milwaukee ave., 
and moved that it be passed. 

Aid. McNurney offered as a substitute an order 
directing the Department of Public Works to re 
pair Sangamon street, between Randolph street 
and the crossing of the Milwaukee and St. Paul 
Railroad. 

Aid. Rawleigh moved that the whole matter be 
referred to the Committee on Streets and Alleys 
W D. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Throop, of the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys W. D., to whom was referred a petition 
for the repeal of an ordinance for cindering 
Elslon avenue, passed April 15th, 1878, submitted 
a report recommending that the matter be re- 
ferred to tbe Department of Public Works, to 
draw up the pioper ordinance for the repeal of 
said ordinance. 

Aid. Ry;in moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an ordinance for curbing and macadamizing 
Westein avenue from Lake to Indiana street, 
and a remonstrance against said improvement, 
submitted a report recommending that the mat- 
ter be placed on file. 

Aid. Rawleigh moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an order for the paving of Elizabeth street from 
Lake to Indiana street, submitted a report re- 
commending that the order be referred to the 



Department of Public Works to prepare the 
proper ordinance. 

Aid Throop moved to conciu* in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO. 

The same Gommittee to whom was referred 
an order for paving S. Sheldon street from 
Madlscn to Randolph street, submitted a repo;-t, 
recommending that the order be referred to the 
Department of Public Works to prepare the 
proper ordinance. 

Aid. Cullerton moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee to whom was referred. 
an ordinance repealing an ordinance for widen- 
ing W. Eighteenth street, submitted a report -re- 
commending the passage of the ordinance. 

Aid. Gullerton moved that the report be de- 
fen-ed and the ordinance published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the ordinance : 

ORDINANCE, 

Repealing ordinance for widening West Eight- 
eenth street. 
Be it ordained by iht City Council of the City 

of Chicago: 

Section l. That the ordinance entitled "An 
ordinance for the widenimr of West Eighteenth 
street from Halsted street to the west line of 
Block 2, Assessor's Divisiwu of the north quarter 
of south-east quarter of section 20, T. 39, N. R. 
14 E., passed June 20, 1873, be, and tbe same is, 
hereby lepealed." 

Sec. 2. This ordinance shall be in force from 
and after its passage. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee to whom v^as referred a 
report and ordinance for filling West Van Buren 
street from Western avenue to Campbell avenue, 
submitted a report recommending the passage 
of the ordinance. 

Aid. Rawleigh moved that the report be con- 
curred m and the ordinance passed. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as f . 1- 
lo »\^s ; 

Feos-- Pearsons, Tuley, Ballard, Sanders, Gary, 
Phelps, Gilbert. Mallory, Tully, Turner, Culler- 
ton, Riordan, McNally, Lawler, Smyth, McNur- 
ney, Eiszner, Gook, Throop. Seaton, Rawleigh,. 
Thompson, Knopf, Ryan, Niesen, Waldo, 
Schweisthal, Wetterer, Janssens, McCaffrey, 
Jonas--Sl. 

iVaj/s— None. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee to whom was referred a 
report and ordinance for filling Idaho streetfrom. 
West to 100 feet north of We t Taylor street, sub- 
mitted a report recommending the passage of the 
ordinance. 

Aid. Seaton moved that the report be con- 
curred in and the ordinance passed. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Fbos- Pearsons, Tuley, Ballard, Sanders.Cary,. 
Phelps, Gilbert, Mallory, Tully, Turner, Culler- 
ton, Riordan, McNallv, Lawler, Smyth, McNur- 
ney, Eiszner, Cook, throop, Seaton, Rawleigh, 
Thompson, Knopf, Ryan, Niesen. Waldo, 
Schweisthal, Wetterer, Janssens, McCaffrey 
Jonas- -31. 

JVays— None. 

ALSO. 

The same Committee, to whom was referred a 
report and ordinance for filling Leavitt street 
from West Ja< kson street to West Van Buren 
street, submitted a report recommending the 
passage of the ordinance. 

Aid. Throop moved that tlie report be con- 
curred in and the ordinance passed. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 



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Teas— Pearsons, ' Tuley, Ballard, Sanders, 
Gary, Phelps, Gilbert, Mallory, Tully, Turner, 
Culierton, Kiordan, McNally, Lawler, bmytli, 
McXnrney, Eiszner,Cook,Tliro ip Seaton.Raw- 
lelsh, Thompson, Knopf, Ryan, Niesen, Wa'do, 
Schweisthal, Wetterer, Jan^sens, McCaffrey, 
Jouas--3l. 

IVays— None. 

ALSO. 

The same Committee to whom was referred a 
report and ordinance for fillhiR- Flournoy street 
from Western avenue to Campbell ayenue, sub- 
mitted a report recommending the passage of 
the ordinance. 

Aid. Seaton moved that the report be con- 
curred in and the oidinance passed 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

I'£.a.5_Pearsons. Tuley, Ballard, Sanders,Cary, 
Phelps, Gilbert, Mallory, Tully. Turner, Culler- 
ton, Eiordan, McNallv, Lawler, Smyth, McNur- 
ney, Eiszner, Cook, Throop, Seaton, Rawleigh, 
Thompson, Knopf, Kya)i, Niesen. Waldo, 
Schweisthal, Wetterer, Janssens, McCaffrey, 
Jonas— 31. 

Nays— ^ one. 

A-LSl, 

The same Committee, to vvb.om was referred a 
report and ordinance for flll:n^ '•■ akley avenue, 
from 450 feet north of West FoIk street to We>t 
Taylor street, submitted a report, recommend- 
ing the passage of the ordinance. 

Aid. Throop moved that the report be concur- 
red in. and the ordinance passed. 

Tie motion prevailed, by yeas and nays, as 
follows : 

Fecus— Pearsons, Tully, Ballard, Sanders. Gary, 
Phelps, Gilbert, Mallory, Tully, Turner. Culler- 
ton. Riordan, McNally, Lawler, Smyth, McNur- 
ney, Eiszner, Cook, Throop, Seaton, Eawleigh, 
Thompson, Knopf, Ryan, Niesen, Waldo, 
Schweisthal, Wetterer, Janssens, McCaffrey, 
Jonas. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred a 
report and ordinance, for filling West Adams 
street, from Oakley avenue to Western avenue, 
submitted a report recommending that the ordi- 
na^'cebe passed. 

Aid. Rawleigh moved that the report be con- 
curred in, and the ordmance passed. 

The motion prevailed, by y^as and nays, as 
follows : 

Feas— Pearsons, Tuley, Ballard, Sanders, Gary, 
Phelps, Gilbert, Mallory, Tully, Turner, Culler- 
ton, Riordan. McNalh, Lawler, Smyth. McNuf- 
ney, Eiszner, Cook, Throop, Seaton, Rawleigh, 
Thompson, Knopf, Ryan, Niesen, Waldo, 
Schweisthal, Wetterer, Janssens, McCaffrey, 
Jonas— 31. 

Nays— None . 

ALSO. 

The same Committee to whom was referred 
a report and ordinance, for filling Laflin street, 
from West I2th street to Kansas street, submit- 
ted a report, recommending the passage of the 
ordinance. 

Aid Culierton moved that the report be con- 
curred in, and the ordinance passed. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays, as 
follows : 

rea.s— Pearsons, Tuley, Ballard, Sanders, 
Caiy. Phelps, Gilbert, Mallory, Tuilv, Turner, 
Culierton, Riordan, McNally,' Lawler, Smyth, 
McNurney, Eiszner, Cook, Throop, Seaton, Raw- 
leigh, Thompson, Knopf, Ryan, Niesen, Waldo, 
Schweisthal. Wetterer, Janssens, McCaffrey, 
Jonas.— 31 

Feos— None. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee to whom was referred a 
report and ordinance, for filling Irving avenue, 
from West Polk street to 100 feet nortn of West 



Taylor street, submitted a report, recommending 
the passage of the ordinance. 

Aid. Seaton moved that the report be concur- 
red ill, and the ordinance passed. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays, as 
follows : 

Fea«- -Pearsons, Tuley, Ballard, Sanders. Gary, 
Phelps, Gilbert, Mallory, Tully, Turner, Culler- 
ton, Riordan, McNally. Lawler, Smyth, McNur- 
ney, Eiszner, Cook, ihroop, Seaton, Rawleigh, 
Thompson, Knopf, Ryan, Niesen, Waldo, 
Schweisthal, Wetterei-, Janssens, McCaffrey, 
Jonas— 31. 

Nays— None . 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
a report and ordinance, for lilli' g Hastings 
street, from Ashland avenue to Paulina street, 
submitt"d a report, recommending that the ordi- 
nance be passed. 

Aid Throop moved th\t the rvport be con- 
curred In and the ordinance passed. 

The motion pn;vai!e!i, by the following vote : 

rea.s--Pearsons, Tulev, Ballard, Sanders, Gary,. 
Phelns, Gilbert, Mallorv, Tully, Turner, Culler- 
ton, Riordan, McNally. Lawler, Smyth, McNur- 
ney, Eiszner. Cook, Throop, Seaton, Rawleigh, 
Thompsoii, Knopf, Ryan, Niesen, Waldo, 
Schweisthal, Wetterer, Janssens, McCaffrey, 
Jo-nas--31. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO. 

The same Committee, to wl.om was referred a 
report and ordinance, for filling Thirteenth Place, 
from Ashland avenue to Paulina street, submit- 
ted a report, recommending the passage of the 
ordinance. 

Aid. Throop moved that the report be concur- 
red in, and the ordinance passed. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays, as 
follows : 

Feas— Pearsons, Tuley, Ballard. Sanders, Gary, 
Phelps, Gilbert, Mallory, Tully, Turner, Culler- 
ton, Kiordan, McNally, Lawler, Smyth, McNur- 
ney, Eiszner, Cook, Throop, Seaton, Rawleigh, 
Thompson, Knopf, Ryan, Niesen, Waldo, 
Schweisthal, Wetterer, Janssens, McCaffrey,, 
J on as --31, 

Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred a 
petition for the repeal of an ordinance for open- 
ing and widening Winchester avenue, from West 
Harrison street to West Polk street, submitted a 
report, recommending the passage of an accom- 
panying order and ordinance. 

Aid. CuUerion moved that the report and 
ordinance be deferred and published. 
The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report, order and ordi- 
nance : 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in City Council Assemhled: 
Your Committee on streets and alleys. West 
Division, to whom was referred a petition, for 
the repeal of ordinance for opening and widen- 
ing Winches er avenue, from West Harrison 
street to West Polk street, having had the same 
under advisement, respectfully report and recom- 
mend the passage of the following ordinance 
and order : 

Respectfully submitted, 

A. G. Throop, 
J. T. Rawleigh, 
A. C. Knopf, 
John Eiszner, 
R M. Oliver, 

J. RiERDON, 

Fred. Lodding, 

Com. on Streets and Alleys, West Div. 

Ordered, that the Department of Public Works 

is hereby directed to prepare and send to this 

Council, an ordinance for opening and widening 

Winchester avenue, from Ogden avenue to West 



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Polk street, in aline as nearly as practicable 
with that part of said Winchester avenue, 
already opened, of record, between said points. 

OBDIKANOE, 

Repealing ordinance and annulling assessment 

for opening and widening Winchester avenue, 

from West Harrison street to West Polk street. 

Be it ordained, by the City Council of the City of 

Chicago: 

Section" l. That the ordinance entitled -'An 
ordinance, for openuig, widening and extending 
Winchester avenue, from West Harrison street 
to West Polk street, passed March 9, 1874, be 
and the same is hereby repealed, and that the 
special assessment made under the provisions of 
said ordinance, confirmed March 16, 1878, War- 
rant No. 3027, be and the same is hereby annulled. 
Seo. 2. That the Comptroller be and he is 
hereby directed to refund all moneys paid on 
account of said warrant 3027. 

Sec. 3. This ordinance shall be in force from 
and after its passage. 

Aid. Kawleigh presented an order directing 
the Department of Public Works to repair West 
Washington street, from Clinton to Leavitt, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, W. D. 

Aid. Seaton presented an order directing the 
Department of Public Works to extend Water 
mains on West Washington street, from present 
tci minus to California avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Fire and Water. 

Aid, Ryan presented an order directing De- 
partment of Public Works to include in the 
contract for sewers, sundry streets in the four- 
teenth ward, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, W, D. 

Aid, Ryan presented an order directii g the 
Department of Public Works to repair West 
Chicago avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
eys, W, D. 

ALSO. 

An order instructing the Department of Pub- 
lic Works to lay water main on We.^t Chicago 
avenue, from Kobey to Lincoln street, and moved 
that it be passed. 

Tiie motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Feas— Pearsons, Tuley, Ballard, Sanders, Gil- 
bert. Mallory, Tally, Turner, CuUerton, Riordan, 
McNally, Oliver, Lawler, Smvth, McNurney, 
Eisziier, Cook, Throop, Seaton, Rawleigh, 
Thompson, Knopf, Ryan, Niesen, Waldo, 
Schweistlial, Wetterer, Janssens, McCaffrey, 
Jonas— 30. 

Nays— None. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, that the Department of Public Works 
be instructed to lay a water-inain on West Chi- 
cago avenue, from Robey to Lincoln street. 

ALSO. 

An order instructing the Department of Public 
Works to lay a water-main on Elk Grove street, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Fire and Water. 

ALSO, 

A petition of citizens and property-holders on 
West Ciiicago avenue for a horse railway track 
on said street. 

Aid. Culltrton moved tliat it be referred to the 
Law Department, with instructions to prepare a 
proper ordinance . 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Rawleigh moved that when this Council 
does adjourn it be until the second Monday in 
September. 



Aid. Schweisthal called for the previous ques- 
tion and the 'Call was sustained. 

The question then being on the motion of Aid. 
Rawleigh, it was lost by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Feas— Pearsons, Tuley. Ballard, Cary, Phelps, 
Gilbert, Mallory, Cook Throop, Seaton, Raw- 
leigh, Thompson, Knopf, Waldo, Schweisthal, 
Wetterer, —16, 

Nays -Saunders, Tally, Turner, Cullerton Rior- 
dan McNally, Oliver, Lawler, Smyth, M'cNurney, 
Eiszner, Ryan, JSiesen, Janssens, McCaffrey, 
Jonas.— 16. 

Aid. Waldo presented an order directing the 
Department of Public Works to prepare and 
submit an ordinance changing name of Fabius 
street to Seminary avenue which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, N. D, 

Aid. Niesen. of the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, N.D , to whom was refen-ed an order to 
pave Lincoln avenue, from Wells street to Centre 
street, by private contract, submitted a report 
recommending the passage of the order. 

Aid. Niesen moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Feas— Pearsons, Tuley, Ballard, Sanders, Cary, 
Phelps, Gilbert, Mallory, Tuliy, Turner, Culler- 
ton, Riordan, McNally, Oliver, Lawler, Smyth, 
McNurney, Eiszner, Cook, Tliroop, Seaton, Raw- 
leigh, Thompson, Knopf, Ryan, Niesen, Waldo, 
Schweisthal, Wetterer, Janssens, McCaffrey, 
Jonas— 32. 

iV^ai/ tj— None. 

The following is the order as passed : 

TF/icreas, a very large majority of the prop- 
erty-owners of Lincoln avenue, between Wells 
street and Centre stre 3 t, have signed a private 
contract with Shaw & Co. to curb, izrade, and 
pave said part of said Lincoln avenue, and 

Whereas, said property-owners are desirous 
that tiie .^aid street be improved by private con- 
tract : therefore, be it 

Ordered, that the Department of Public Works 
be, and they are hereby, ordered to issue a per- 
mit to said Shaw & Co. to curb, grade, and pave 
said Lincoln avenue, between Wells street and 
Leiitre street ; and be it further 

Ordered, that the Department of Public Works 
be, and they are hereby, directed to levy an as- 
sessment for the same knid of improvement in 
front of all lots not signed for by the owners and 
representatives of property fronting on said part 
of said Lincoln avenue, which is not represented 
in saia priv ite contract, and also to enter into a 
contract with the said Shaw & Co. lo curb, 
grade, and pave the intersections on saidp at of 
said Lincoln avenue, and for the lots assessed on 
said pan of said avenue at a price not to exceed 
the price mentioned in the contract between 
said Shaw & Co. and the property-owut rs on 
said part of said Lincoln avenue, the said im- 
provement to be paid for when the assessment 
levied for that purpose shall have been collected 
by the city. 

Aid, Niesen, of the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, N. D., to whom was referred a petition 
to change grade on Lincoln avenue, submitted a 
report recommending the t^ame to be placed on 
file. 

Aid. Schweisthal moved that the report be 
concurred in. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid . Niesen, of the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, N. D., to whom was referred a petition 
for a sewer on Hammond street, submitted a re- 
port recommending the prayer of the petitioners 
be granted, and the matter referred to the De- 
partment of Public Works for final action. 

Aid. Waldo moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 



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Aid. Niesen, of the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, N. D., to whom was referred a commu- 
nication in relation to the condition of Pine 
street north of Pe rson street, submitted a re- 
port recommending thar it be placed on file. 

Aid. Thompson moved that the report of the 
committ-'e be concurred in. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Waldo presented an ordinance for three 
lamp-posts Oil uak street, from North Market 
street to Townsend street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, N. D. 

Aid. Jonas presented an order direr^ting the 
Department of Public WorKs to submit an , or- 
dinance for grading and paving Michigan street, 
from Dearborn avenue to State street, and moved 
that the order be passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, that the Department of Public Works 
be, and they are hereby, ordered to prepare and 
submit to this Council at its next regular meet- 
ing an ordinance for the grading and paving, 
with wooden blocks, Michigan street, from Dear- 
born avenue east to State street. 

PETITIONS, COMMUKICATIOKS AKD ORDI- 

KANCfCS. 

Bv unanimous consent, Aid. Throop, of the 
Committee on Streets and Alleys, S. D., to whom 
was referred an Older for water-mains on West 
Lake street, from Fall street to Fairtield avenue, 
submitted a report recommending that it be re- 
, ferredto the Department of Public Works. 

Aid. CulJerton moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Throop, of the 
Committee on Streets and Alleys.W, D.. to whom 
was referred a petition for straightening an alley 
souih of Madison street and running from Hoyne 
to Leavitt street, submitted a report recommend- 
ing that the matter be referred to the JJepart- 
ment of Public Works, and if thought practic- 
able, to report a proper ordinance. 

Aid. Throop moved to concur in the report 

The motion prevailed. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Throop, of the 
Committee on Streets and Alleys,W. D., to whom 
was referred an order for a catch-basin in Jack- 
son street sewer, between Lhflin and Ashland 
avenue, submitted a report recommending that 
It be referred to the Department of Public 
Works. 

Aid. Cullerton moved to concur in th@ report. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Tuley called Aid. Gilbert to the Chair. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the Committee on 
Judiciary be requested to report on bid of Tom- 
linson & Reed in relation to the construction of 
the new City Hall. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Tuley, of the Committee on Judiciary, to 
whom was referred communication of Messrs. 
Tomhnson & Reed in response to a resolution of 
the City Council, passed August I2th, 1878, sub- 
mitted a report recommending that the proposi- 
tion of Messrs. Tomlinson & Keed be rejected, 
and the communication be placed on file. 

Aid. Tuley moved that the report be concur- 
red in. 

Aid. Cary called for the previous question, and 
the call was sustained by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Fea8--Pearsons,Tuley, Ballard, Sanders, Cary, 
Phelps, Gilbert, Mallory, Cullerton, Riordan, 
McNally, Oliver, Smyth, Eiszner, Cook, Throop, 



Seaton, Rawleigh, Thompson, Knopf, Niesen, 
Waldo, Schweisthal, Wetterer, Janssens, Mc- 
Caffrey. Jonas- -27. 

Nays—TuUy, Turner, Lawler, McNurney, 
Ryan— 5. 

The question then being on motion of Aid. 
Tuley to concur in the report, it was passed by 
yeas and nays as follows : 

Feas— Pearsons.Tuley, Ballard, Sanders, Cary 
Phelps, Gilbert, Mallory, Cullerton, Riordan, 
McNally, Oliver, Smyth, Eiszner, Cook, Throop, 
Seaton, Rawleigh, Thompson, Knopf, Ryan, Nie- 
sen, Waldo, Schweisthal, Wetterer, janssens, 
McCaffrey, Jonas— 28. 

Nays— Tullj, Turner, Lawler, McNurney-4. 

By unanimous consent. Aid. Throop, of the 
Committee on Streets and Alleys, W. D., to 
whom was referred an ordinance for vacating 
Lumbr street, etc., submitted a report recom- 
mending the pa.ssage of tiie same. 

Aid. Rawleigh moved to concur in the report 
and pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Teas- Pearsons, Tuley, Ballard, Sanders, 
Cary, Phelps. Gilbert, Mnllory, TuUy, Turner, 
Cullerton, Riordan, McNal v, Oliver, Lawler, 
Smyth, McNurney, Eiszner, Cook, Throop, Sea- 
ton, Rawleigh. Thompson, Knopf, Ryan, Nie- 
sen, Waldo, Schweisthal, Wetterer, Janssens, 
McCaffrey. Jonas— 32. 

Nays— None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed : 

ORDINANCE, 

For the vacation of that part of Lumber street 

between the west line of Morgan street and 

Mason's canal. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 

Chicago: 

Section l. That the portion of Lumber street 
which lies between the west line of Morgan 
street and Mason's canal, as shown on the plat 
hereto attached, be, and the same is hereby, va- 
cated and closed, Provided, however, that this 
ordinance shall not take effect until George Ar- 
mour shall have entered into a written agree- 
ment duly acknowledged with said city of Chi- 
cago, containing the following provisions, to wit : 

First— As owner of lot 41 of Green's South 
Branch Addition to Chicago, conveying to said 
city a perpetual right of way for a brick sewer 
of four and one-half feet interior diameter, on 
the center line of Morgan street produced to the 
South Branch of tlie Chicago River. 

-b'ccond— Granting to said city, its officers and 
agents, the right of access at all reasonable times 
to said lot, to construct, clean, repair, or recon- 
struct said sewer, 

T^ird--That the city shall, if necessary .protect 
said sewer by relieving arches or otherwise when 
any owner of said lot may desire to erect brick 
or other permanent buildings on said lot. 

Fourth— That the city shall keep said sewer in 
suitable repair and properly cleansed, and shall, 
when necessary, remove from the South Branch 
of the Chicago River, in front of said lot 41, any 
deposit which may be occasioned by said sewer, 
and permit said party of the first part to make 
connections with said sewer at any time, under 
the rules and regulations of the Sewerage De- 
partment of said city. 

And provided further, that this ordinance shall 
not take effect until Turlington W. Harvey shall 
have entered into a written agreement, duly ac- 
knowledged with said city, agreeing to pay for 
the cost of constructing a circular brick sewer 
of four and one-half feet internal diameter from 
the present north and south main sewer in Mor- 
gan street through to the South Branch of the 
Chicago River. 

And provided further, that this ordinance shall 
not take effect until said George Armour as to 
the southerly one-half and Turlmgton W. Har- 
vey as to the northerly one half ot said Lumber 
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Mason's canal, shall have received from the 
party or parties authorized to make such trans- 
fer a title to the said portions of Lumber street 
between said Morgan street and said Mason's 
canal- 

Sec. 2, Said agreement shall he" entered into 
on behalf of said city by the Mayor in charge of 
the Department of Public Woiks. 

Aid. Knopf moved that the Council do now 
adjourn, 

Ihe motion was lost by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

I'eas— Phelps, Mallory. Eiszner, Cook, Throop, 
Seaton, Eawleigh, Thompson, > Knopf, Niesen, 
Waldo, Scliweisthal--12. 

iV'ay.— Pearsons, Tulev Ballard, Sanders, Gary, 
Gilbert, Tully, Turner, CuUerton, Riordan, Mc- 
Nally, Oliver, Lawler. Smyth, McNurney, Ryan, 
■Wetterer, Janssens, McCaffrey, Jonas- -20. 

By unanimous consent Aid. Pearsons, of the 
Corhmittee on Finance, submitted a report in 
relation to an offer of Matthew Laflin for a 
release from the city of Chicago of a cer- 
tain mortgage now held by the said city, re- 
commending the passage of an accomxpanying 
order. 

Aid. Lawler moved that the report be con- 
curred in and the order passed. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Feas— Pearsons, Tuley, Ballard, Sanders, Cary, 
Phelps. Gilbert, Mallory, Tully, Turner, Culler- 
ton, Riordan, McNally, Oliver, Lawler, Smyth, 
McNurney, Eiszner, Cook, Throop, Seaton, 
Rawleigli. Thompson, Knopf, Ryan. Niesen, 
Waldo, Wetterer, McCaffrey, Jonas— 30. 

JVa?/s— None. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Mayor and Comptroller be. 
and they are, hereby authorized to release what- 
ever claim the city may have acquired in, by, or 
through a certain mortgage deed upon the fol- 
lowing described premises, to-wit : lots two, 
three and four in block four, of the original t -wn 
of Chicago, upon the payment by said Matthew 
Laflin of the sum of eighteen hundred dollars 
iuto the treasury of the city of Chicago. 

Aid. Cary moved that when this Council does 
adjourn it be until the second Monday in Sep- 
tember. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Feas— Pearsons. Tuley, Ballard, Cary, Phelps, 
Gilbert, Mallory, Eiszner, Cook, Throop, Seaion, 
Rawleigh, Thompson, Knopf, Waldo— 15. 

iVays-- Sanders, Tully, Turner, Cullerton, 
Riordan, McNally, Oliver, Lawler, Smyth, Mc- 
Nurney, Ryan, Niesen, Wetterer, Janssens, 
McCaltrey, "Jonas- -16. 

Aid. Rawleigh moved that the Council do now 
adjourn. 

The motion was lost by the following vote : 

Feas--Pearsons, Tuley, Ballard, Cary, Phelps, 
Gilbert, Mallory, Eiszner, Cook, Throop, Seaton, 
Rawleigh, Thompson, Knopf, Waldo--15. 

iVays-- Sanders, TuUey, Turner, Cullerton, 
Riordan, McNally, Oliver, Lawler, Smyth, Mc- 
Nurney, Ryan, Niesen, Wetterer, Janssens, 
McCaffrey. Jonas— 16. 

Aid. Smyth moved to suspend the rules to in- 
troduce an order directing the Mayor to stop the 
w^ork on the new City Hall. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Feas— Tully, Turner, Cullerton, McNally, 
Oliver, Lawler. Smyth, McNurney, Eiszner, 
Ryan, Niesen, Wetterer, Janssens, McCaffrey, 
Jonas--15. 

iVa?/3— Pearsons, Tuley, Ballard, Sanders, 
Cary, Phelps, Gilbert, Mallory, Riordan, Cook, 
Throop, Seaton, Rawleigh, Thompson, Knopf, 
Waldo-16. 



Aid. Seaton moved that the Council do now 
adjourn. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Feas'— Pearsons, Ballard, Carv, Phelps, Gil- 
bert, Mallory, Cook. Throop, Seaton, Rawleigh, 
Thompson, Knopf, Waldo— 13. 

Nays— Tuley, Sanders. Tully, Turner, Culler- 
ton, Riordan, McNally, Oliver, Lawler, Smyth, 
McNurney, Ei-zner, Ryan, Niesen, Wetterer, 
Janssens, McCaffrey, Jonas— 18. 

Aid. Cook moved that when this Council ad- 
journ it be until the first Monday of September. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Feas— Pearsons. Tuley, Ballard, Cary, Phelps, 
Gilbert. Mallory, Eiszner, Cook, Throop, Seaton, 
Rawleigh, Thompson. Knopf, Waldo— 15, 

iVaj/s— Sanders, Tully, Turner, Cullerton. Rior- 
dan, McNally, Oliver, Lawler, Smyth, McNur- 
ney, Ryan, Niesen, Wetterer, Janssens, McCaf- 
frey,Jonas--16. 

Aid. Waldo moved that this Council do now 
adjourn. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Feas- -Pearsons, Tuley, Ballard, Cary, Phelps, 
Mallory, Cook, Throop, Rawleigh, Waldo— 10. 

IVai/s-Sanders, Tully, Turner, Cullerton, Rior- 
dan, McNally, Oliver, Lawler, Smyth, McNur- 
ney, Eiszner, Ryan, Niesen, Wetterer, Janssens, 
McCaffrey, Jonas— 17. 

PETITIONS, COMMUNICATIONS AND ORDI- 
NANCES. 

Aid. Ballard presented an ordinance In rela- 
tion to licensing of soda water bottlers, etc.,. 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Judicary. 

Aid. Gilbert presented an ordinance in relation 
to appointment of officers of the Citizens' League 
as special policeman, which was 

Referred to the Law Department. 

Aid. Mallory presented a r«^solution directing 
the Department of Public Works to prepare an 
ordinance for sidewalk on both sides of South 
Park avenue, from Twenty-sixth to Thirty-first 
street, which was referred to the Committee on 
Streets and Alleys S. D. 

ALSO 

A resolution directing the Department of Pub- 
lic Works to prepare an > rdinance for sidewalk 
on Prairie avenue from Twenty-Seventh street 
to Thirty-First street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys S.D. 



A resolution directing the Department of 
Public Works to prepare ordinance for sidewalk 
on Vernon avenue from Twenty-Ninth street t ) 
Thirty-First street, which w^as 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
and Alleys, S. D. 

Aid. Tully presented an order directing the 
Department of Public Works to notify the 
Chicago City Railway and the West Divisiort. 
Railway Company to connect their tracks on 
Halsted street which was 

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

ALSO, 

A resolution, instructimg the Mayor to order 
all work, on the proposed City Hall, to be discon- 
tinued. 

Aid. Cook moved that the resolution l)& 
adopted. 

Aid. Cullerton called for the previous question, 
and the call was sustained. 



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Tlie question then being on the motion to 
adopt, it was passed by yeas and nays, as fol- 
lows : 

Fea*'— Tully, Turner, CuUerton. Kiordan. Mc- 
Nally, Oliver. Lawler, Smyth, McNurney, Ryan, 
Nieseu, Wetterer, Janssens, McCaffrey, Jonas— 
15. 

iN^ays — Pearsons, Tulev. Ballard, Sanders, 
Gary, Phelps, Mallory, Coolc. Throop, Seaton, 
ilawleigh, Waldo— 12. 

The following is the resolution, as adopted : 

Resolved, That His Honor the Mayor, as the 
pxecutive head of the Department of Public 
Works, be and is hereby instructed to order that 
all work on the proposed City Hall be discontin- 
ued forthwith until otherwise directed by the 
City Council. 

Aid. Turner presented a resol tion directing 
the Comptroller to report what extra legal ser- 
vices have been retained within the last tw^o 
years, and moved its adoption. 

The motion prevailed. 

The folio ■> ing is the resolution, as adopted : 

Eef^olved, That the Comptroller be directed to 
report to this Council, at its next regular meet- 
ing, what extralegal services have been retained 
and paid for, wiihin the last two years, the 
names of the attorneys employed, by what 
authority employed, and the amount paid to such 
attorneys, and when and for what services the 
same were paid, and by what authority the same 
was paid . 

Aid Cullerton presented a resolution, in rela 
tion to the price of gas- to be paid to the Ga 
Companies. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the blanks in said 
resolution be filled by inserting the words "One 
dollar and twenty-five cents." 

Aid . Smyth moved to amend by inserting the 
words "One Dollar," for the Chicago Gas Light 
& Coke Co., and "Oue Dollar and ten cents" 
for the People's Gas Light & Coke Co. 

The Chair ruled that the resolution must be 
referred to its app opriate Committee, tmder the 
rules, and referred the same to the Committee on 
Gas Lights. 

Aid. Gary moved to suspend the rules for the 
purpose of taking action on resolution of Aid. 
Cullerton, in relation to the price of gas. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays, as 
follows ■ ' 



Teas— Ballard, Sanders, Gary, Phelps, Mallory. 
Tully, Turner, Cullerton, Riordan, McNallv 
Oliver. Lawler, Smyth, McNurney, Eiszner 
Throon, Pawleigh, Wetterer, Janssens, McCaf 



frey, Jonas— 21. 

Nays—Tuley, Cook, Seaton, Ryan, Niesen, 
Waldo— 6 ' 

Aid. Smyth asked,:ieave to withdraw his 
amendment. 

Consent being given, the question was now on 
the motion of Aid. Cullerton, to insert $1.25 
which was passed, by yeas and nays, as follows • 

Feas— zanders, Gary, Phelps, Mallory, Tully. 
3^^™?^'',.C^i^^^'ton' Riordan, McNally, Lawler 
Smyth, McNurney, Eiszner, Throop, Kawleigh 
Ryan, Niesen, Wetterer, Janssens, McCaffrev 
Jonas— 21. •" 

i\rai/.s-Pearsons, Tuley, Ballard, Oliver, Cook, 
Seaton, Waldo— 7. v^^uiv, 

Aid. Gary moved to amend by addin^- thereto 
the words, -and that the Mayor be directed to 
report to the Gas Companies the prices here 

The motion prevailed. 

The question now being on the adoption of the 
resolution, as amended, it was passed by yeas 
and nays, as follows : j- jcaa 

, ^^^"rf ^^sons, Sanders, Gary, Phelps, Mal- 
L^'^'^'J"'^^-.?"''^^^"' Cullerton, McNally/L^wler, 
Smyth, McNumey, Eiszner, Throop, itawleieh 
J^yari^_Niesen, Wetterer, Janssens^ McCaffrey, 

^^'«V^Tuley, Ballard, Oliver, Cook, Seaton. 



The following Is the resolution as adopted : 
Resolved. That ihe price to be paid to the Peo- 
ple's Gas Light and Coke Company, for gas used 
by the city, from the first day of May, 1878, to 
the first day of May, 1879, shall be at the rate of 
$1.25 per thousand cubiit feet" 

And be it further Resolved, That the price to 
be paid to the Chicago Gas Light and Coke Com- 
pany, for gas used by the city, from the first day 
of May, 1878, up to the first day of May, 1879, 
shall be at the rate of $1 25 per thousand cubic 
feet— and that the Mayor be directed to report 
to the Gas Companies the prices here fixed. 

Aid. Cullerton presented a communication of 
Edwin Walker, in relation to the construction of 
the proposed new City Hall. 

Aid- Rawleigh moved that it be referred to 
the Committee on Public Building. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that it be referred to the 
Committee on Juaiciaty. 

The question being on the reference to the 
Committee on Judiciary, Aid. Seaton asked leave 
to be excused from voting. 

Aid. Lawler moved that Aid- Seaton be ex- 
cused. 

The yeas and nays being called, the motion 
was I st, by the following vote : 

Feas— Mallory, Tully, Cullerton, McNally, Oli- 
ver, Smyth, McNurney, Eiszner, Ryan, Janssens,. 
McCaffrev, Jonas— '2. 

ZVays— Pearsons, Tuley, Ballard, Sanders, Cary^ 
Phelps, Turner, Lawler, Cook, Throop, Raw- 
leigh, Niesen, Waldo, Wetterer— 14. 

The question then being on the motion of Aldt 
Cullerton to refer to the Committee on Judiciary- 
the motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Feas— Tuley, Tully, .Turner, Cullerton, Mc- 
Nally, Oliver, Lawler, Smyth, McNurney, Eisz- 
ner, Ryan, Niesen, Wetterer, Janssens, McCaff- 
rey, Jonas -16. 

iV^ai/s— Pearsons, Ballard, Sanders, Gary, 
Phelps, Mallory, Cook, Throop, Seaton, Raw- 
leigh, Waldo— 11 . 

Aid. Rawleigh moved that the Council do no-w- 
ad journ. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays, as. 
follows : 

Feas- Pearsons,Tuley, Ballard, Gary, Phelps„ 
Mallory^ Cook, Seaton, Rawleigh, Niesen, Waldo. 
—11. 

iVays— Sanders, Tully, Turner, Cullerton, Mc- 
Nally, Oliver, Lawler, Smyth, McNurney, Eisz- 
ner, Throop, Ryan, Wetterer, Janssens, McCaff- 
rey, Jonas— 16. 

Aid. Tully moved to suspend the rules to allow 
a communication of the County Commissioners 
in relation to the proposed City Hall to be taken 
up. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays, as fol- 
lows : 

Feas— Tully, Turner, Cullerton, McNally, Oli- 
ver, Lawler, bmyth, McNurney, Eiszner, Ryan, 
Niesen, Wetterer, Janssens, McCaffrey, Jonas 
—15. 

^^aws-Tuley, Sanders, Gary, Phelps, Cook, 
Throop --6. 

The Clerk presented a communication of the 
the Board of Commissioners of Cook County 
covering a resolution adopted by said board in 
relation to the proposed new City Hall. i 

Aid. Lawler moved that it be referred to the 
Committee on Judiciary. 

The motion prevailed. 

PETITIONS, COMMUNICATIONS AND ORDI- 
NANCES. 

Aid. Lawler presented a petition of Thos. Mc- 
Cann asking for an investigation by the Super- 
intendent of Police, whic i was 

Referred to the Committee on Police. 



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Aid. Cook moved that the Council do now ad- 
journ. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as fol - 
lows : 

Feas— Tuley, Ballard, Sanders, Gary, Mallory, 
Smyth, Ryan. JSriesen--8. 

iV'ai/s-- Phelps, Tully, Turner, CuUerton, Mc- 
Nally, Oliver, Lawler, McNurney, Eiszner, 
Cook, Throop, Wetterer, Janssens, McCaffrey, 
Jonas— 15. 

Aid. ('ullerton moved that the Committee on 
Judiciary be instruc;ed to report back to this 
Council at the next regular meeting all matters 
pertaining to the construction of the proposed 
new City Hall. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Throop presented a petition for the re- 
peal of an ordinance for the improvement of 
Carpenter street, between Randolph and Wash- 
ington streets, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
le^s. W. D. 

Aid. Throop presented an order directing the 
Department of Public Works to sprinkle tracks 
in Union Park, and moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as adopted : 

Ordered, that the Department of Public Works 
cause the driving tracks in Union Park to be 
sprinkled in very dry times, and defray ihe ex- 
pense thereof out of the appropriation for said 
park. 

AI.SO, 

An order directing that the petition of S. N. 
Brooks be taken from the file and referred to Fi- 
nance Committee. 

Aid. Throop moved that the order be passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, that the petition of S. N. Brooks, 
placed on file April I8th, 1878, be taken from the 
file and referred to the Finance Comniittee for 
reconsideration, that he may have an oppor- 
tunity to make an explanation and present evi- 
dence in reference to his claim. 

Aid. Rawleigh presented a petition of Mrs. 
Anna Lyman for compensation for personal in- 
juries received, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Ryan presented an order directing the 
Comptroller to purchase lot for engine house, 
which was 

Referred to the committee on Fire and Water. 

ALSO, 

A resolution directing the Committee on Har- 
bors and Bridges to examine patent gates on 



Eighteenth street bridge with a view to adopt 
same for the bridges in tliis city, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Harbor and 
Bridges. 

ALSO, 

An order directing Department of l^ublic 
Works to prepare an ordinance for a sidewalk on 
Holt street, from Chicago avenue to Augusta 
street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, W. D. 

Aid . Jonas presented a petition of the Saloon- 
keepers' Association for ihe repeal of an ordi- 
nance passed by the Council June 17th, 1878, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

Aid. Ryan moved to suspend the rules for the 
purpose of taking up the report and ordinance 
permitting horse railways to pave with cobble 
stones. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Feas— CuUerton, McNally, Lawler, McNurney, 
Ryan, Niesen, Wetterer, Janssens, McCaffrey, 
Jonas— 10. 

iV ays— Tuley, Ballard, Sanders, Cary, Phelps, 
Mallory, Tully, Turner, Oliver, Smyth, Eiszner, 
Cook. Throop, Rawleigh— 14. 

Aid. CuUerton moved that the Council do now 
adjourn. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Feas— Ballard, Tully, Turner, CuUerton, Oli- 
ver. Smyth, McMurney, Throop, Ryan, Niesen, 
Jonas— 11. 

Nays—Tulej, Sanders, Cary, Phelps, Mallory, 
McNally, Lawler, Cook, Rawleigh, Wetterer, 
Janssens, McCaffrey— 12. 

Aid. Cary moved that the Council do now ad- 
journ to the second Monday of September. 

Aid. CuUerton moved that the Council do 
now adjourn to Thursday, Aug. 22d, 1878, at 7.30 
p. m. 

The question being on the motion of Aid. Cul- 
lerton, it was passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

reas—TuUy, Turner, CuUerton, McNally, Oli- 
ver, Lawler, Smyth, McNurmy, Eiszner, Wet- 
terer. Janssens, McCaffrey, Jonas— 13. 

iVays— Tuley, Ballard, S'anders, Cary, Phelps, 
Mallory, Cook, Throop, Rawleigh, Ryan, Niesen 

And the Council stood adjourned until Thurs- 
day, August 22d, 1878, at 7.30 p. m. 

CASPAR BUTZ, 

CUy Clerk. 



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ADJOURNED REGULAR MEETING. 



J^UOTJST 22, 1878. 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 

Present— Ald.Sanclers, Plielps,Gilbert,Eiordan, 
iiawler, Cook. Throop, Seatou, Knopi', Ryan, 
Schweisthal, Janssens. 

Absent— A\d. Pearsons. Tuley, Ballard, Gary, 
Mallory, Tully. Turner, Lodding. Cullerton, Mc- 
Nally, Oliver, Beidler, Smyth, McNurney, Eisz- 
ner, Kawleigh, Thompson, Stauber, Nlesen, 
Waldo, Wetterer, McCaffrey, Daly, Jonas, and 
His Honor tlie Mayor. 

Acting Mayor Gilbert in the Chair. 



There being no quorum, 

Aid. Throop moved that the Council do now 
adjourn. 

The motion prevailed, and the Council stood 
adjourned. 

CASPAR BUTZ, 

City Cleric . 



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REGULAR MEETING. 



J^TJOTJST 26, 1878. 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 

Preteni— Aid. Pearsons, Ballard, Sanders, 
Cary. Phelps. Gilbert, Mallory, Tally, Turner, 
Lodding, Cullerton, Riordan, McNally, Oliver, 
Lawler. Smyth, McNurney, Cook, Throop, Sea- 
ton, Thompson, Knopf. Ryan, Stauber, Niesen, 
Waldo, Schweisthal, Wetterer, Janssens. Mc- 
Caffrey, Jonas. 

Absent— Aid. Tuley. Beidler, Eiszner, Raw- 
leigli, Daly, and His Honor the Mayor. 

.Acting Mayor Gilbert in tlie Chair. 

MINUTES. 

Aid. Thompson moved that the minutes of 
the regular meeting held August 19th, 1878, and 
of the adjourned regular meeting held August 
22d, 1878, be approved without being read. 

The motion prevailed. 

REPORTS OF CITY OFFICERS. 

The Clerk presented a communication from 
His Honor, the acting Mayor, covering a list of 
names of persons pardoned from the House 
of Coi-rection for the M^eek ending Aug. 24th, 
1878, which was 

Placed on file . 

ALSO, 

The following communication : 

Mayor's Office, ) 
Chicago, Aug. 26, 1878. f 
Hon. City Council, City of Chicago: 

Gentlemen- -Having received unofficial iioti- 
ncation that his Excellency, the President of the 
United States, will arrive in Chicago on Sep- 
tember 3d, also that his Excellency, the Minister 
from Mexico, will arrive on the 5th, I deem It 
proper to advise your honorable body of these 
facts and respectfully suggest that you take such 



action in the premises as you may consider ap- 
propriate and expedient. 

Obediently, 

James H. Gilbert, 

Acting Mayor 

Aid. Pearsons moved that a committee of five 
be appointed by the Chair to co-operate with the 
Citizen's Committee in the reception of their 
Excellencies, the President and Minister from 
Mexico. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Chair appointed as such committee, Al- 
dermen Pearsons, Cary, Tully,Seaton and Jonas 
also. 

The following communication from his Honor, 
the Mayor : 

Mayor's Office, ) 
Chicago, August 20th, 1878. f 
To the Hon. the City Council of the City of Chi- 
cago: 

Gentlemen :— Having fully considered the 
resolution passed by your honorable body on 
August 19th, 1878, which is as follows : 

" Resolved, Tnat his Honor, the Mayor, as the 
"executive of the Department of Public Works 
" be and he is hereby instructed to order that 
" all work on the proposed City Hall be discon- 
" tinned forthwith, mitil otherwise directed bv 
" the City Council." 

1 hereby return the same to the Council with- 
out my approval. 

The contracts under which the work on the 
proposed City Hall building is being done have 
been carefully examined by the law officers of 
the city, and have been pronounced bv them 
valid and effectual according to the terms" there- 
of, and I have no question as to the correctness 
of this opinion. 

It is provided in said contracts that the work 
mentioned therein shall " be commenced on or 
before June 1st, 1878, and shall progress regular- 
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begun and be finislied and fully completed on or 
before January 1st, 1 881. ^ ^ ^, ^ ^ 

In pursuance of said contracts the contractors 
liave fully entered upon tlie work undertaken by 
them, and were the city, by any action on its 
part to interrupt, interfere with and prevent the 
contractors from complying with their contracts, 
su<-h action would undoubtedly cause serious 
loss and pecuniary damage to the contractors 
for which the city would, in the end, be held 

For'the reasons specified, I think it would be 
unwise in the extreme for the city to take any 
step towards interfering with or preventing the 
execution of the contracts for the construction 
of the City Hall according to the terms thereof. 
Retspectfuily,, r r^ r "- 
M HEALTH, 

Mayor. 

Aid. Cullertoii moved that the vote by which 
the resolution directing the Mayor to stop the 
work on the proposed City Hall was adopted be 
reconsidered. 

The motion prevailed. ^ ^. 

Aid. Throop moved that the resolution be 
adopted, the Mayor's veto to the contrary not- 
withstanding. 

Aid. Throop ca led for the previous question 
and the call was sus ained. ., ^ ., i- 

The question then being on the motion of Aid. 
Throop to adopt the resolution, it was lost by 
yeas and nays as follows, the