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Full text of "Proceedings of the City Council of the City of Chicago"

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WITH THE COMPLIMENTS OF 




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PROCEEDINGS 



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CITY -COUNCIL 



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CITY OP 1 OKEIOJLC3-0, 



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Zfc/E-anlcipal "Tear 1879-80. 



BEING FROM 



APRIL 26, 18*79, TO TVCA.Y 3, 1880. 



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City Council for Municipal Year 1879-80. 

CARTER H. HARRISON, Mayor and President ex officio. 

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M. F. TULEY 15 Van Buren Street. 

\\ A. DIXON..... 299 Fifth Avenue. 

*SWAYNE WICKERSHAM 235 State Street. 



SANDERS... ..505 State Street. 

BALLARD 394 Fifth Avenue. 



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ojO. B. PHELPS .1127 Indiana Avenue. 

°} JOHN M. CLARK _ ...'. 201 Lake Street. 

H. E. MALLORY ..1431 Prairie Avenue, 

A. GRANNIS 1212 Indiana Avenue. 

GEO. TURNER .1299 Shurtleff Avenue. 

M. McAULEY ....1246 South Halsted Street 

E. F. CULLERTON Cor. Ashland Ave. and W. 20th Street. 

J. J. ALTPETER 762 South Halsted Street. 

7 (JOHN McNALLY .__: 232 Maxwell Street. 

1 } JOHN RIORDAN 114 Brown Street. 

8 \ FRANK LAWLER 200 Clark Street. 

D ] THOS. PURCELL 147 West 12th Street. 

J. M. SMYTH 134 Vest Madison Street. 

JAMES PEEVEY 277 West Jackson Street. 

1ft j JOHN EISZNER ..287 West Kinzie Street. 

1U ] M. McNURNEY 50 North Peoria Street. 

-.-.(A. G. THROOP ...13 Sheldon Street. 

■* GEO. B. SWIFT 358 West Monroe Street. 



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JAS. T. RAWLEIGH 99 Green Street. 

JOS. D. EVERETT 1362 West Jackson Street. 

A. C. KNOPF. 201 South WaterStreet. 

H. P. THOMPSON 1072 West Lake Street. 

F. A. STAUBER 718 Milwaukee Avenue. 

R. LORENZ 513 West North Avenue. 

A. W. WALDO 7 North Avenue. 

A. Mi-:YER 341 North Avenue. 

P. WETTERER 102 Hurlbut Street. 

CHRIS. MEIER 17 Mohawk Street. 

17 'j JOHN MCCAFFREY 288 North Franklin Street 



E. P. BARRETT 196 Townsend Street. 

JULIUS JONAS , 183 Michigan Street. 

W. G. McCORMICK 174 LaSalle Street. 



* Elected September 24, 1879, to fill vacancy caused by resignation of M. F. Tuley. 



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STANDING COMMITTEES 



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CITY COUNCIL 



FOR i879-'8o. 



Finance — Throop, Stauber, McCormick, Sanders, Phelps. 

Railroads— Rawleigh, Swift, Barrett, McAuley, Altpeter. 

Judiciary — Tuley, Cullerton, Meier, Clark, Smyth. 

Fire and Water — Thompson, McCormick, Ballard, Purcell, Lorenz. 

Schools— Stauber, Everett, Clark, Waldo, Turner. 

Wharfing Privileges— Smyth, Eiszner, Lorenz, Purcell, Meyer. 

Streets and Alleys, South Division — Turner, Mallory, Clark, Sanders, Dixon. 

Streets and Alleys, North Division— Wetterer, Meyer, McCaffrey, Jonas. 

Streets and Alleys, West Division— Lawler, McNally, Altpeter, Peevey, Eiszner, 

Swift, Rawleigh, Knopf, Lorenz. 
Wharves and Public Grounds — Mallory, Thompson, Meyer, Purcell, Everett. 
Local Assessments— Cullerton, Peevey, Everett, Riordan, Thompson. 
Bridewell— Riordan, McAuley, Stauber, Wetterer, Grannis. 
Police— Jonas, Dixon, Cullerton, McNurney, Mallory. 

Licenses — McNurney, Grannis, McAuley, Altpeter, Barrett. 

Gas Lights — Sanders, Swift, Peevey, Meier, Dixon. 

Harbor and Bridges — McNally, Tuley, Throop, Smyth, Jonas. 

Printing — McCaffrey, Ballard, Phelps, Lawler, Waldo. 

Markets — Knopf, Barrett, Rawleigh, McCormick, McNurney. 

Public Buildings — Phelps, Grannis, Riordan, Throop, McCaffrey. 

Health and County Relations — Ballard, Turner, Lawler, Eiszner, Wetterer. 

Elections — Waldo, Meier, Tuley, McNally, Knopf. 

Note.— After September, 1879, Aid. Wickersham took the place of Aid. Tuley in the Com- 
mittees on Judiciary, Harbor and Bridges, and Elections. 



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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. 

G. L " " Gas Lights. 

C. R. " " County Relations. 

H. and B " " Harbor and Bridges. 

Jud __ " " Judiciary. 

W. & P. G " " Wharves and Public Grounds. 

R. R " "Railroads. 

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

S. & A., N. D.._. " " " " " North Division. 

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

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

Wh'fg Priv '* " Wharfing Privileges. 

P. B. " " Public Buildings. 

Local Assts " " Local Assessments. 

D. P. W Department of Public Works. 

B. of E Board of Education. 

Con. in Concurred in. 

Tabled Temp Tabled Temporarily. 

Pub Published. 

Sel. Com Select Committee. 

Ref. Referred. 

Post... Postponed. 

Corp. Counsel Corporation Counsel. 

P. W .Department of Public Works. 

H. & C. R Health and County Relations. 



REFERENCE TO INDEX 



Appointments " 

Board of Education • - • • 

City Attorney • ■ 

City Clerk •• J . 

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 Lights ■••••-•■• 

Committee on Harbor and Bridges ■••■••,•■•• 

Committee on Health and County Relations 

Committee on Judiciary 

Committee on Licenses • 

Committee on Local Assessments. . . 

Committee on Markets - 

Committee on Police 

Committee on Printing. • 

Committee on Public Buildings 

Committee on Railroads 

Committee on Schools. . . . . -••••••• • - ■ y. ; 

Committee on Streets and Alleys, 8. D. 

Committee on Streets and Alleys, N. D. 

Committee on Streets and Alleys, W. 1>- - ■ • - 

Committee on Wharves and Public Grounds. . .... • - 

Comptroller • • • m \\\ 

Council • ' 

Council Meetings 

Counsel to the Corporation. 

Department of Public Works 

Directors of Public Library • 

Elections • •■- -"^'ii' 

Estimates of cost of Lamp Posts . . 

Estimates of cost of Private Drams 

Estimates of cost of Sidewalks. . . . ■■••■•'■ 

Estimates of cost of Street Imprpvements. 

Estimates of cost of Water Service Pipes ■ 

Fire Marshal • • • •' ' 

Gas Inspector • •" 

Health Department ■ • • 

Inspectors of House of Correction 

Invitations — • "\ 

Mayor 

Official Bonds ■ 

Orders " 

Ordinances— General • • • 

Ordinances— Lamp Posts. .. . - . • ■ • •_ ■ • • . • ■ ■ • •:•' 
Ordinances-Openings, Widenmgs and Extension, 

Ordinances— Private Drains • 

Ordinances— Sidewalks - • 

Ordinances— Street Improvements 

Ordinances— Vacations. .■••■■••; 

Ordinance s— Water Service Pipes • 

Petitions and Communications 

Remonstrances 

Resignations — ] 

Resolutions ; ■ v ' 

Sealer of Weights and Measures - 

Select Committees ■■■•■■■ • 

Superintendent of Buildings .... • 

Superintendent of Police 



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INDEX 



APPOINTMENTS. 

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Adams, Francis, Corporation Counsel. Confirmed 14 

Adams, Francis, Corporation Counsel Jud. 357 

Adams, Francis, Corporation Counsel Confirmed 397 

Adams, Francis, revise Ordinances Confirmed 437 

Baldwin, S. D., Gas Inspector Confirmed 297 

Blom, John, Clerk Police Court, W. D ". Police 67 

Blom, John, Clerk Police Court, W. D Confirmed 105 

Cameron, Chas. S., Prosecuting Attorney Jud. 20 

Cameron, Chas. S., Prosecuting Attorney Confirmed 27 

Cameron, Chas. S., Prosecuting Attorney Jud. 357 

Cameron, Chas. S., Prosecuting Attorney Confirmed 397 

Curren, William, Member Board of Education Schools 78 

Curren, William, Member Board of Education Confirmed 116 

Clingen, W. J., Clerk Police Court, S. D Police 67 

Clingen, W. J., Clerk Police Court, S. D Confirmed 105 

Delaney, M. A., Member Board of Education Schools 78 

Delaney, M. A., Member Board of Education Confirmed 116 

Dunne, W. P., City Physician H. & C. R. 357 

Dunne, W. P., City Physician Confirmed 397 

Flynn, Jeremiah, Bailiff Police Court, S. D Police 67 

Flynn, Jeremiah, Bailiff Police Court, S. D Confirmed 105 

Forrester, R. H., Director Public Library Confirmed 19 

Franzen, Mathias, Oil Inspector Confirmed 42 

Gurney, T. T., Comptroller Confirmed 20 

Gurney, T. T., Comptroller. '. Finance 357 

Gurney, T. T., Comptroller Confirmed 386 

Hansbrough, P. M., Bailiff Police Court, N. D Confirmed 169 

Hartnett, John, Poundkeeper, W. D Confirmed 339 

Jamieson, Egbert, revise Ordinances Confirmed 437 

Kersten, Geo., Clerk Police Court, N. D Police 421 

Kirkland, Alexander, Superintendent of Buildings Confirmed 42 

Loewenthal, Berthold, Director Public Library , Schools 77 

Loe wenthal, Berthold, Director Public Library Confirmed 116 

Long, John, Sergeant-at-arms of Council Confirmed 15 

Macdonald, Walter, Sealer of Weights and Measures Confirmed 41 

Macdonald, Walter, Sealer of Weights and Measures Confirmed 438 

Mason, A. B., Director Public Library Schools 77 

Mason, A. B., Director Public Library Deferred 116 

Mason, A. B., Director Public Library Confirmed 116 

Meyer, Wm., Clerk Police Court, W. D Police 131 

Meyer, Wm., Clerk Police Court, W. D ' Confirmed 147 

Mills, L. L., Inspector House of Correction Confirmed 19 

O'Donnell, Simon, General Superintendent of Police Confirmed 321 

O'Donnell, Simon, General Superintendent of Police Confirmed 123 

Onahan, W. J., City Collector Confirmed 19 

Richberg, J. C, Member Board of Education Schools 78 

Richberg, J. C, Member Board of Education Confirmed 116 

Rochford, James, Boiler Inspector F. & W. 297 

Rochford, James, Boiler Inspector Laid over 355 

Rochford, James, Boiler Inspector Rejected 390 

Rubens, Harry, Director Public Library Schools 131 

Shorey, D. L., Director Public Library -. Schools 77 

Shorey, D. L., Director Public Library ...Deferred 116 

Shorey, D. L., Director Public Library Confirmed 116 

Stensland, P. O., Member Board of Education ■. .Schools 78 

Stenslanrl, P. O., Member Board of Education Confirmed 116 

Stiles, I. N., Member Board of Education Schools 78 

Stiles, I. K, Member Board of Education Confirmed 116 

Swenie, D. J., Fire Marshal Confirmed 262 

Whalen, Wm., Bailiff Police Court, W. D Police 67 

Whalen, Wm., Bailiff Police Court, W. D Confirmed 105 

Wallace, L. D., Police Magistrate, S. D. Police Court Police 67 

Wallace, L. D., Police Magistrate, S. D. Police Court Confirmed 104 

Waller, Chas. S., Commissioner Public Works Confirmed 26 

Walsh, David, Police Magistrate, W. D. Police Court Police 19 

Walsh, David, Police Magistrate, W. D. Police Court , Confirmed 30 

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BOARD OF EDUCATION. 

PAGE. 

Asking purchase of school site on W Thirteenth st ..... ••••■•••• # C &°w! 41 

Asking authority to put basement under Elizabeth school building *^« w. 41 

School site, corner Oakley and W. Ohio sts Filed 110 

Schoolsite, corner Oak and Bremer sts ..".'."schools 188 

School site, corner Wallace and Thirty-fifth sts Schools 289 

School site, on W. Jackson st . .... .... ...... . ■ * ..Filed 322 

School site, corner Kedzie av. and Walnut st • Schools 323 

School site, corner Huron and Franklin sts '.Schools 358 

School site, corner Walnut st. and Kedzie av. Schools 417 

School site, comer Hammond and Eugenie sts 0on in 417 

School site, on W. Jackson st. ..... . .... • • - • .Schools 520 

School site, corner Huron and Franklin sts. . .Schools 606 

School site, corner Twenty-seventh and Wallace sts • Filed 65 

School Fund money, concerning investment of. • ••-••• Q 0unsel 539 

School Fund property, concerning appraisers of ^ l Approved 539 

Scammon School building, concerning. • • .Filed 557 

Water main, on Thirty-fifth st. to Wallace st 



CITY ATTORNEY. 

Filed 461 

Annual Report • • • • • Filed 263 

"Rohnen J . and M. Weishaar, for compensation •••• ■ •■ wiipri 242 

Furft! Bradley* Co., ordinance for extending cable across Jefferson st <..„£ Filed 242 

Lincoln av., opinion concerning grade of H & O. R. 114 

Nuisances, amending ordinance concerning Finance 402 

Water Works, W. D., report on petition of employes at ... . .Pub. 132 

Winchester av., opinion concerning ordinance tor opening ot 



CITY CLERK. 



Asking permission to republish fruit dealers' ordinance Approved ^0 

"Berlin und seine Bauten" .... ••■•••„•:: (Select 132 

Presenting bill of experts examining City Hall - ■ • • • 26 

Presenting statement ot judges of election of Sixth Ward ^ 



Annual Report 



CITY COLLECTOR. 

Finance 403 



Annual Report . 



CITY TREASURER. 

Pub. and filed 416 



Twenty-second Annual Report 



CHICAGO RELIEF AND AID SOCIETY. 

Filed 355 



INDEX. 



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COMMITTEE ON BRIDEWELL. 

PAGE. 

Board of prisoners at House of Correction, concerning. w^nmWt^d ill 

Board of prisoners at House of Correction, concerning Recommitted iw 

Board of prisoners at House of Correction, concernmg con. in ui 

House of Correction, on ordinance concerning • con. m X1 * 



COMMITTEE ON ELECTIONS. 

Alderman Fourteenth Ward, on protest against declaring election of Con. in 57 

Ballard, Addison, on contesting election of . . . ^ ..>»<. **»%:i} «> "on. w. w>k 

Engel, Samuel, on communication of, concernmg seat of Aid. Ballard con. in no 

McAuley, M., on contesting election of. t'om^,^ ^si 

Report on judges and clerks of election • • ■ • • -.- • Ljai j 1 -g ve J r *2£ 

Report on judges and clerks of election Con. m and Pud. 485 



COMMITTEE ON FINANCE. 



Assessment to open Arnold st. , on order concerning , Con. in 

Bathing-houses, on communication concerning • — JMiea 

Baxter, Doctor, on order for compensating W ™vJa 

Baxter, Doctor, on petition for compensation • ■ • ■* "ea 

Berberich, Chas., on petition for compensation .ueierreu 

Berberich, Chas., on petition for compensation ^; on - m 

Bond for School Fund, on purchase of ^ on - } n 

Bonds, on ordinance authorizing issue of : con. \ n 

Burns, E liza, on petition for compensation <^ on ' . m 

Burns, Thomas, on petition for compensation ....Con. in 

Carroll, Bridget, on petition for compensation Law Dep t 

Carroll, Bridget, on petition for compensation Con. in 

Carroll, John, on petition for compensation • • con. in 

Cattle on streets, on repealing ordinance concerning Deterred 

Census of City, on order concerning Deterred 

Census of City, on order concerning con. in 

Comptroller's report for November, on *•• •■•;•■ • ■ -^ AM 

City Hall, on bills for examining X m. a v. js. 

City treasury, on communication concerning money in "p U £' 

City treasury, on resolution concerning money in •• " U P- 

City treasury, on resolution concerning money in con. in 

De Costa, John, on petition for compensation Con. m 

Emerson, Geo., on petition for compensation ....Con. in 

Employes at W. D. Pumping Works, on petition for relief of Law Dep t 

Employes at W. D. Pumping Works, on petition for relief of • ■ Con. in 

Engine house near Asbland av., on proposals for site for — Deferred 

Engine house near Ashland av., on communication concerning site for - .Con. m 

Engine house near Ogden av., on proposals for site for Deferred 

Engine house near Ogden av. , on offers concerning site for • -Con. in 

Estimates of expenses for 1880 • -Pub. 

Gaffney, Bridget, on petition for compensation con. in 

Grandies, Frank, on petition for compensation Con. in 

Groebel, Walburga, on petition for compensation Con. in 

Gurney, T. T., on appointment of as Comptroller Con. m 

Haas, John, on petition for compensation. Con. in 

Hall, D. E., on petition for compensation Con. in 

Hill, Mary, on petition for compensation. Con. in 

Hospital lot, on communication concerning sale of Con. in 

Jonathan Burr Fund, on ordinance concerning Con. in 

Junk Dealers, on ordinance concerning , • • Con. in 

Knox, Doctor, on petition for compensation Con. in 

Korff, H. J., on petition for compensation Law Dep t 

Korff, H. J., on petition for compensation , Con. in 

Laborers, laying water pipe, on order for pay of Con. in 

Laborers, on resolution concerning wages of certain Con. in 

Lee & Abbott, on bill for reporting City Hall investigation . . .Deferred 

Lyman, Annie, on petition for compensation Con. in 

McMahon, Mary and Ellen, on petition for compensation Con. in 

Mayor, on resolution concerning horse and wagon for . Deferred 



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268 
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396 
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462 

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Mayor, on resolution concerning horse and wagon for «5*? Jqa 

Miller, Mary A., on petition for compensation... com m aao 

Moriarty, Eliza, on petition for compensation con. in -too 

Muhlke, Mrs., on petition for compensation ^>n. in o»o 

Nixon, J. M., on petition for license •- n««"i**Kr 

Penney, Esther, on petition for compensation com ™ *j' 

Rooney, Wm, on petition for compensation com in oa* 

Ryan, Thomas, on petition for compensation. . . tw^Ih i^fi 

Sangamon street viaduct, on bids for raising buildings near ■ ■ . ..uereriea £2 

Sangamon street viaduct, on bids for raising buildings near • • •f^£ n v™ %. 

Sisters of Mercy, on petition for compensation ??« «« o?7 

Sisters of Mercy, on petition for compensation . Yw2~2E 70 

Special assessment, on order concerning parties paying ueierreu tv 

Special assessment, on order concerning parties paying •• t °^ JS 

Special assessment, on order concerning rebates on ueierreu «u 

Special assessment, on order concerning rebates on com «J *» 

Stickney, W. H., on petition concerning tax sale. . . con. in zb/ 

Superintendent of Police, on report concerning dog ordinance con. in a»o 

Taxes of 1873 and 1874, on ordinance concerning personal com in oua 

Vaughn, D., on communication concerning sale of Armory con. in zoo 

Water mains, on order concerning expenditure for extension of • com «n ■*» 

Water Fund, on investment of . ^JsSSitSS 70 

Webber, Oath., on petition for compensation Kecommiiieu <u 

Webber, Oath., on petition for compensation con. in 100 

Weiss, Isaac, on petition for rebate • ^ on - m £g 

West, S. A., & Co., on petition ior compensation "iwSwid 2fi« 

Wick, John, on petition for compensation n«« In St 

Wick, John, on petition for compensation ^ on - in °" 



COMMITTEE ON FIRE AND WATER. 

Air pipes, on ordinance concerning compressed. . , T»L*25iS 2 ?9 

Building ordinance, on amending R^nrnmittPd 1^ 

Building ordinance, on amending I^efeSld 247 

Building ordinance, on amending. ReVommitted 249 

Building ordinance, on amending Ke ^wS 2Rfi 

Building ordinance , on amending ' tmj T<\ m 

Building ordinance, on amending • • xJ,, vT *«k 

Chicago Sugar Refining Co., on order concerning water rates for • • • ^ hd. 000 

Engine house, corner Western and Ogden avs., on petition tor con. m it 

Fire hydrant on Ambrose St., between Leavitt and Hoyne sts., on order tor Con. in ui 

Fire hydrant corner Town st. and North av., on order for con. in iw 

Fire Marshal, on quarterly report of pii id ion 

Fire Marshal, on quarterly report of. n™ in 28* 

Lumber dealers, on order concerning i<'i'l' 'A *P,\h 937 

Lumber yards, on ordinance concerning k PPrnnmSrVd 247 

Lumber yards, on ordinance concerning jxecommiiieu *±4 

Lumber yards, on ordinance concerning i wpvrpri <U7 

Lumber yards, on ordinance concerning. TWarrPri Wfi 

Lumber yards, on ordinance concerning SipS 19« 

Lumber yards, on amending ordinance concerning f net 20Q 

Lumber yards, on amending ordinance concerning - • • ^ °°_ W* 

Oil warehouse, on petition concerning • -k on ' S Too 

Owsley, J. E., on petition concerning lumber n™ in 249 

Owsley, J. E., on petition concerning lumber. ., "fiVn ovpt 355 

Rochford, James, on appointment as Boiler Inspector ni™, ?« 3Qn 

Rochford, James, on appointment as Boiler Inspector • • '■• Kj r^M 399 

Smoke, on communication concerning •• : -« u r? o qq 

Varnish factory, on petition for removal of ^on. in os» 

Water on Bickerdike sq., on order for W=- in «j 

Water on Bissell St., from Clay st. to Center St., on petition tor com in i<i 

Water on Cornelia St., from Paulina st. to Wood St., on order tor .... con. m .«* 

Water on Dashiel St., from Thirty-third st. to Thirty- fourth St., on petition for Con. m iyu 

Water on Elk Grove st., on order for . . . . • • ■ • • - • • W' "j £° 

Water on Fourteenth St., from Western av. to Rockwell St., on petition for con. in i»i 

Water on Garribaldi St., from Thirtieth st. to Thirty-first St., on order tor Com m ,£ 

Water on Garribaldi st., from Thirtieth st. to Thirty-first St., on order for Com in l/z 

Water on Girard st., from Cly bourn pi. to Bloomingdale rd., on petition for Con. in 1/4 

Water on Hubbs st. and Twenty-second St., on petition for. com in i»i 

Water on North av., from McHenry st. to Fleetwood st., on order for Con. m 1/1 

Water on W. Nineteenth St., on petition for ^°»- } n |°2 

Water on Peterson st., from Robey st. to Hoyne St., on order for TiiiS^ffl 17? 

Water on Wilmot av., from Robey St. to Hoyne St., on petition for. Deterrea itz 

Water on Robey st. and Cortland St., on order for con. in zoo 

Water on Twentieth st., from Wood st. to Lincoln St., on order for con. in u* 

Water on Twenty-first St., from Canalport av. to Blue Island av., on order for Con. in z»5 



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Water on Went worth av., from Thirty-seventh st. to Thirty-eighth St., on petition 

f or ' Con. in 190 

Water on Wood St., from 01 y bourn pi. south, on order for Con. in 72 

Water on Wood St., from Waubansia^av. to Clybourn pi., on petition for Con. in 191 

Water rates, on amending ordinance concerning • • Pub. 191 

Water rates, on amending ordinance levying Con. in 249 

Water rates, on communication concerning , Laid over 473 

Water rates, on ordinance concerning Con. in 494 



COMMITTEE ON GAS LIGHTS. 



Gas, on ordinance concerning price of - Pub. 

Gas, on fixing price for Con. m 

Gas on Ay res ct., on petition for Con. in 

Gas on Barber St., on order concerning assessment for Con. in 

Gas on Burlington St., on order for .Con. in 

Gas on N. Carpenter St., on petition for Con. in 

Gas on Chatham St., on petition for Con. in 

Gas on W. Division St., on order for Con. in 

Gas on Elston av., on order for Con. in 

Gas on Emma St., on order for • Con. in 

Gas on W. Fifteenth St., on order for Con. in 

Gas on W. Fourteenth St., from Ashland av. to Wood St., on petition for Con. in 

Gas on Fourth st., between Sangamon st. and Milwaukee av., on order for Con. in 

Gas on Laflin st., from Adams to Jackson sts., on order for Con. in 

Gas at Lawndale, on petition for Con. in 

Gas on W. Ohio st., on petition for Con. in 

Gas on Pearson St., on petition for Con. in 

Gas on Rebecca St., on petition for Con. in 

Gas on Ruble St., on order for Con. in 

Gas on String St., on order for » „ » , Oon. in 

Gas on sundry streets in N. D., on order for .Con. in 

Hildreth, Jas. H., on offer of, to light streets Con. in 

Houghton & Brownell, on communication concerning lighting streets Con. in 

Keystone Gas Light Co., on offer from, to light streets Con. in 

Lamps on Blackhawk St., on petition for Con. in 

Lamps at bridges, on order for Con. in 

Lamps on Burling St., from North av. to Center St., on order for Con. in 

Lamps on Center and Russell sts., on order for Oon. in 

Lamps on Clybourn av., from Sheffield av. to Fullerton av.,on order for — Con. in 

Lamps on W. Eighteenth st., on order for Con. in 

Lamps on Groveland park, on petition for Con. in 

Lamps on Henry St., from Blue Island av. to Morgan St., on order for Con. in 

Lamps on Milwaukee av., west of North av., on order for — Recommitted 

Lamps on Milwaukee av., west of North av., on order for Con. in 

Lamps on Oak St., from Market to Townsend sts., on order for Con. in 

Lamps on Thirty-second St., from Wabash av. to S. Park av., on order for Con. in 

Lamps on sundry streets in Fifth Ward, on order lor .', > Con. in 

Lamps on sundry streets in Seventh Ward, on order for Con. in 

Lamps on Twomey St., on petition for Con. in 

Lamps on Van Buren St., from Asland av. to Loomis St., on order for Con. in 

Lamps on Webster av., on order for Con. in 

Material for lighting streets, on resolution concerning Recommitted 

Material for lighting streets, on report of select committee on examining Con. in 

Quarterly report of Gas Inspector Con. in 

Quarterly report of Gas Inspector Con. in 



400 
223 
400 
400 
400 
400 
400 
400 
400 
222 
222 
223 
400 
222 
400 
400 
400 
400 
223 
223 
223 
223 
400 
400 
223 
223 
223 
400 



42 

222 
223 
222 
222 
222 
400 
222 
400 
43 
222 



COMMITTEE ON HARBOR AND BRIDGES. 



Advertising on bridge protections, on communication concerning Pub. 223 

Advertising on bridge protections, on petition for Recommitted 236 

Advertising on bridge protections, on petition for Compt. & Mayor 249 

Kuehl, F., on claim for dredging Oon. in 317 



Xiv INDEX. 

COMMITTEE ON HEALTH AND COUNTY RELATIONS. 

PAGE. 

Chicago river, on resolution concerning condition of north branch of. De J™,J Jg 

Chicago river on resolution concerning condition of north branch ot.. Deferred 557 

Cigar factory on Milwaukee av., on complaint against Con in 224 

City sewer system, on petition concerning c • y 397 

Dunne, W. P., on appointing City Physician...... Pub 224 

Factories and workshops, on ordinance concerning • • 5gQ 

Garbage and ashes, on ordinance concerning Q • . 225 

Health Department, on charges against. . • c ■ . 400 

Health Department, on communication for more men j£jj- g5g 

Health Department, on annual report ot ~ in 224 

Johnson, G. B., on petition for damages... • Q ' in 318 

Markets, on amending ordinance concerning 0on - n 318 

Meat, on ordinance concerning condemned. . • p „ b 224 

Nuisances, on amending ordinance concerning ••••.•• ■ 25? 

Nuisances, on amending ordinance concerning , 2g6 

Nuisances, on amending ordinance concerning ^ a Filed UJ 

Nuisances, on amending ordinance concerning - • Deferred 115 

Physicians, on resolution asking list ot . 0on - n 148 

Physicians, on resolution asking list of Con - n 224 

Pound, on petition for removal ot . Deferred 115 

Scavenger work, on communication concerning Recommitted 148 

Scavenger work, on communication concerning Ke ™ m <?Jn in 224 

Scavenger work, on ordinance regulating - pub< 55g 

Scavenger work, on ordinance concerning. • - ~ . 41g 

Sewerage at stock-yards, on order concerning ^ Pub 317 

Slaugh ter houses, on ordinance concerning j- v<i 395 

Slaughter houses, on ordinance concerning • _ - n 57g 

Slaughter houses, on ordinance concerning. c • j 41g 

State Board of Health, on communication from..... - V pub 225 

Swill milk, on resolution concerning |- vj oye ^ 257 

Swill milk, on resolution concerning c in ^ 

Swill milk, on resolution concerning v * 



COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY. 

Adams, F., on appointment of, as Corporation Council. . . G °v'uh 347 

Artesian av., on petition for repeal of ordinance for opening of iaid w5m 395 

irtSn av.', on petition for repeal of ordinance for opening of Lago ver 395 

Asch, Simon, on petition tor relief Filed 27 

Bathing houses, on resolution concerning j^:^ oyer 397 

Building ordinance, on amending Oon- in 520 

Building: ordinance, on amending • ■ • ■ • • Pn „ in 27 

Cameron, Chas. S., on appointment of, as Prosecuting Attorney Con, n Zl 

Cameron', Chas. S.', on appointment of, as Prosecuting Attorney Con iS 396 

Cape Ann Granite Co., on communication from -• • • • ^ 13g 

Cattle on public streets, on repealing ordinance concerning Con in 284 

Chambers, W., on petition concerning fines 0on ' - n 2g5 

City deposits, on communication concerning. • p b 39g 

Oitv Hall, on resolution concerning granite for ■ ■ in g21 

City Hall, on resolution concerning granite for p b 2g4 

Concealed weapons, on amending ordinance concerning Con in 389 

Concealed weapons, on amending ordinance concerning... ■.. ••••••••• npf>rred 285 

Department of Public Works, on resolution concerning ordinance creating Def l r S gg 

D^partmeSt of Public Works, on resolution concerning ordinance creating ^Filed 389 

Dogs, on ordinance concerning. - ij'' ' Con. in 139 

Durand, J. M., on offer concerning wharfing mortgage Filed 71 

Eight-hour law, on resolution concerning Pub 2 84 

Eight-hour League, on communication from Filed 389 

Eight-hour League, on communication trom u in 284 

Gage Bros. & Co., on petition tor rebate. Q 

Health Commissioner, on communication for appropriation • • • • • J£n. m j* 

Horse-railway fares, on petition for reduction of Deferred 397 

Horses, on ordinance concerning sale ot ..... — •■•-•*""■ * ' " UV.J \W ' " " Con in 385 

House of Correction, on resolution concerning board of prisoners in Deferred 134 

La Salle street, on petition concerning building on foot ot Deferred 71 

Letter carriers on street cars, on resolution concerning Con in 139 

Letter carriers on street cars, on resolution concerning JJJJ- in n 

Loding, ex- Aid., on charges against.... p ^ b 349 

Loomis, Mrs. E. J., on petition concerning property Deferred 395 

Loomis Mrs. E. J., on petition concerning property Con in 406 

Loomis, Mrs. E. J., on petition concerning property. Pub 70 

Loomis Mrs. J. W., on petition concerning mortgage claim Con. in 124 

Loomis Mrs. J. W., on petition concerning mortgage claim ^ on - m x ** 



INDEX. 



XV 



PAGE. 

Mackin, Thos., on petition for compensation • • Pub - 257 

Mackin, Thos., on petition for compensation ^on. in zbb 

Minors in saloons, on pe tition for repeal of ordinance concerning * ilea /o 

Nuisances, on amending ordinance concerning , : • - • • - • ■ • • • Con. m 71 

Police Court, S. D., on ordinance concerning clerk of Pol. & Law uep. 149 

Public work by contract, on communication concerning - Con. in 71 

Railroad track on Western av., near Twenty-sixth St., on petition concerning Pub. 349 

Railroad track on Western av., near Twenty. sixth St., on petition concerning Con. in 395 

Saloons, on ordinance concerning disreputable women in Con. in 2«4 

Saloons, on ordinance concerning concerts in Con. m ^84 

Seymour St., on petition for repeal of ordinance for opening ..Pup. 34/ 

Sidewalk space, on resolution concerning J Con. m 397 

Standing committees, on ordinance concerning • • • -Con. in 2m 

Street laborers, on ordinance fixing pay of Laid over 228 

Street laborers, on ordinance fixing pay of -•• Lost 335 

Street laborers, on ordinance fixing pay of ; Deterred 39/ 

Street laborers, on ordinance fixing pay of F ued 523 

Streets, on amending ordinance concerning • ■ ■* ne . a J* 

Streets, on amending ordinance concerning Con. in 285 

Streets, on repealing ordinance for improvement of, by private contract . Pu b. 285 

Streets, on repealing ordinance for improvement of, by private contract Filed 389 

Streets, on order concerning improvement of Deferred 519 

Street openings, on resolution concerning Con. in 314 

Thirty-fifth St., on petition for opening across C. & A. R. R Con. m 72 

Twelfth St., on repealing ordinance for opening and widening from Ogden av. 

to Crawford av Pub. 71 

Twelfth St., on repealing ordinance for opening and widening from Ogden av. 

to Crawford av Con. in 139 

Vernon av., from Thirty-seventh St. to Egan av., on petition concerning opening of .Con. in 284 

Vieira's Street Guide and B. Giroux' device, on resolution concerning Con. in 72 

Water taxes and rates, on ordinance concerning Con. in 284 

Weights and measures, on amending ordinance concerning — Con. in 314 

Weishaar, M., and J. Bohrman, on petition for relief Law Dep. 27 

Wells St., on communication concerning sale of lots on, for special assessment Pub. o50 

Wells St., on communication concerning sale of lots on, for special assessment Con. in 395 

Wharfing mortgage claim, on communication concerning settlement of. Deferred 71 



COMMITTEE ON LICENSES. 

Boland, Thos., on petition of Deferred 115 

Boland, Thos., on petition of Recommitted 148 

Bradshaw, F. M., on petition of Deferred 115 

Bradshaw, F. M., on petition of Recommitted 148 

Frahm, Henry, on petition for rebate Deferred 222 

Frahm, Henry, on petition for rebate Filed 257 

Frahm, Henry, on resolution concerning rebate Deferred 400 

Frahm, Henry, on resolution concerning rebate Filed 522 

Junk dealers, on amending ordinance concerning Pub. 149 

Milk, on petition for repeal of ordinance concerning Deferred 115 

Milk, on petition for repeal of ordinance concerning Con. in 148 

Nixon, J. M., on petition for rebate Deferred 222 

Nixon, J. M., on petition for rebate Finance 257 

Pool tables, on amending ordinance concerning Pub. 115 

Pool tables, on amending ordinance concerning Con. in 133 

Saloons, on petition concerning the closing of, on Sunday Con. in 27 

Saloons, on ordinance concerning keeping open at night Filed 329 

Second-hand furniture dealers, on ordinance concerning Pub. 566 



COMMITTEE ON LOCAL ASSESSMENTS. 



Paving Blue Island av.,on petition concerning Con. in 114 

Pavement of certain streets, on order concerning proposals for Con. in 114 

Widening State St., from Jackson st. to Harrison st., on petition for repeal of 

ordinance Pub. 303 

Widening State St., from Jackson st. to Harrison st., on petition for repeal of 

ordinance Filed 395 



XVI 



INDEX. 



COMMITTEE ON MARKETS. 

PAGE. 

Market on Halsted St., on petition for. •• ••^\Sj?;i5 & 

Market on N. Wells St., on petition for laid over 396 

Market on N. Wells st., on petition for ,- • Laid over an 

Weights and measures, on amending ordinance concerning W «„ £n 

Weights and measures, on amending ordinance concerning • . -M>n. in 401 



COMMITTEE ON POLICE. 

Appointment of John Blom as Clerk Police Court, WD '. Con. in 105 

Appointment. of W. J. Clingen as Clerk Police Court S. D t/on. in iuo 

Appointment of J. Flynn as Bailiff Police Court, S. D . . . . Con. n 105 

Appointment of Geo. Kersten as Bailiff Police Court, W D Con. n 440 

Appointment of Wm. Meyer as Clerk Police Court, N L\ Con. in 14/ 

Appointment of L. D. Wallace as Police Magistrate S.D. . . Pon' in 105 

Appointment of Wm. Whalen as Bailiff Police Court W.D ^on. in iuo 

Appointment of David Walsh as Police Magistrate, W. D. ^on. n gu 

Bond of Wm. Meyer, on ■• •. n™ in 105 

Hack stand under Milwaukee av. viaduct, on order concerning . ••••••.;••••.•••• ; ■ • • ■ ■ Uo -2'y? 221 

House of Good Shepherd, on ordinance concerning commitment of erring girls to. . . . . .puD. zzi 

House of Good Shepherd, on ordinance concerning commitment of erring girls to Con in ^b 

Police station, on proposition concerning site for Kecommittea <t* 

Police station, W. D., on proposals for site for new • • ^ u »- *** 

Police station, W. D., on proposals for site for new • • • • • ■ • • ^ °f ■ ™ . f*' 

Police station! W. D., on proposals for site tor new Kecon. & Lost 254 

Police court, on establishing new '"Fi wi 257 

Police court, on establishing new rwin ii5 

Silver Leaf Grove, on resolution concerning. ^° n - j n "" 

Superintendent of Police, on quarterly report of ^ ° |«5 

Union st. police station, on petition for use of old ^on. m iuu 



COMMITTEE ON PRINTING. 

Advertising, on bids for tK?d2? 433 

Advertising, on bids for • t aid ovlr 441 

Advertising, on bids for L Tost 464 

Advertising, on bids for .... . ; • - ..... . . • ■Deferred 455 

Advertising, on communication concerning bids for £iipd tit 

Advertising, on communication concerning bids tor * ueu °'° 



COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC BUILDINGS. 



Appointing Thos. Tilley architect for city hall, on. Con. in 399 

Burlington Manufacturing Co., on communication of ^£ n - "J j"» 

City Hall, or communication concerning brick for ^"- P *~ 

City Hall, on communication concerning granite for. . , ■£« - iot 

City Hall, on resolution concerning granite for Tarred 200 

City Hall, on resolution concerning sranite for n~ZC 1„ ooq 

City Hall, on resolution concerning granite for.... r "V<„„\t„ ri\ 

City Hall, on proposition to furnish granite for •-■■•■ ■ • •<£ on.m i/o 

City Hall, on proposition to furnish granite for • • • -Recon. & Lost 181 

City Hall, on communication concerning granite for £ on - o»» 

City Hall, on report of experts examining n' n « in 99A. 

City Hall, on report of experts examining £° n - W *** 

City Hall, on investigation of Reconsidered 165 

City Hall, on investigation of Keconsl( l e ^ 947 

City Hall, on investigation of n™ in q<W 

City Hall, on order to stop work on i J*°* j" ££ 

City Hall, on resolution concerning stone work for ron in fi5 

Elizabeth st. school building, on order concerning. ■ .i^uu. m ™ 

Lease of foot of La Salle St., on resolution concerning .ueierreu tm 



INDEX. 



XVII 



PAGE. 

Lease of foot of La Salle st., on resolution concerning Con. in 257 

Moran, P., on petition for damages Defered 223 

Moran, P., on petition for damages Laid over 257 

Moran, P., on petition for damages .' Law Dep. 266 

Mosher's Centennial Photograph, on resolution concerning Con. in 399 

Removal of frame building, on remonstrance against Con. in 399 

Report of Superintendent of Buildngs Con. in 115 

Sullivan, O., on petition for raising house — Con. in 399 



COMMITTEE ON RAILROADS. 



Chicago & Western Indiana Railroad Co., on petition of Pub. 

Flagman on crossing of Augusta and Rucker sts., on order for Deferred 

Flagman on crossing of Augusta and Rucker sts., on order for Con. in 

Horse railway tracks on Eighteenth St., between State st. and Wabash av., on 

petition concerning Deferred 

Horse railway tracks on Eighteenth st., between State st. and Wabash av., on 

petition concerning Con. in 

Horse railways, on communication concerning dirt on Law Dep. 

McGarry, D. M., on petition concerning railroad franchise Con. in 

Munger & Wheeler, on ordinance concerning railroad track , . . .Deferred 

Munger & Wheeler, on ordinance concerning railroad track,. Pub. 

Munger & Wheeler, on ordinance concerning railroad track . . , Con. in 

Railroad track across Ashland av., south of Twenty-second St., on petition for Pub. 

Railroad track on Grove st., on ordinance concerning Deferred 

Railroad track on Grove st. , on ordinance concerning. Pub. 

Railroad track on Grove St., on ordinance concerning Con. in 

Railroad track on Grove St., on petition for Con. in 

Railroad track across Main St., north of Cologne St., on petition for Deferred 

Railroad track on Morgan St., on petition concerning Deferred 

Railroad track on Morgan St., on petition concerning Recommitted 

Railroad tracks on N. Water and Illinois sts., on ordinance concerning Recommitted 

Railroad tracks on N. Water and Illinois sts., on ordinance concerning Deferred 

Railroad tracks on N. Water and Illinois sts., on ordinance concerning Con. in 

Railroad tracks on Stewart av., on petition concerning Con. in 

Railroad tracks on property of L. S. & M. S. R. R., between Twenty-second st. 

and Twenty-fifth st.,on ordinance concerning Deferred 

Railroad tracks on property of L. S. & M. S. R. R., between Twenty-second st. 

and Twenty-fifth St., on ordinance concerning Pub. 

Railroad tracks on property of L. S. & M. S. R. R., between Twenty-second st. 

and Twenty-fifth St., on ordinance concerning Con. in 

Railroad track on W. Twenty-second St., on ordinance concerning Deferred 

Railroad track on W. Twenty-second st., on ordinance concerning Pub. 

Railroad track on W. Twenty-second St., on ordinance concerning Con. in 

Railroad track on Ullman St., on ordinance concerning. Deferred 

Street cars, on ordinance regulating number of passengers on Deferred 

Street car/, on ordinance regulating number of passengers on Con. in 

Union Planidg Mill Co., on ordinance concerning railroad track Deferred 

Union Planing Mill Co., on ordinance concerning railroad track Pub. 

Union Planing Mill Co., on ordinance concerning railroad track Filed 



567 

70 

139 

70 

139 

499 
397 
284 
394 
498 
606 
284 
394 
499 
605 
498 
283 
394 
26 
33 
43 



283 

394 

500 
283 
395 
499 
519 
70 
138 



455 



COMMITTEE ON SCHOOLS. 



Appointment of Wm. Curran, Member Board of Education, on Con. in 116 

Appointment of M. E. Delaney, Member Board of Education, on Con. in 116 

Appointment of B. Loewenthal, Director Public Library, on Con. in 116 

Appointment of A. B. Mason, Director Public Library, on Deferred 116 

Appointment of John C. Richberg, Mem ber Board of Education, on Filed 116 

Appointment of Harry Rubens, Director Public Library, on Con. in 133 

Appointment of D. L. Shore y, Director Public Library, on Con. in 116 

Appointment of P. O. Stensland, Member Board of Education, on Con. in 116 

Appointment of I. N. Stiles, Member Board of Education, on Con. in 116 

School fund, on report of amount in Con. in 115 

School funds in Treasury, on commuication concerning Con. in 463 

School site corner Hammond and Eugenie sts., on communication concerning Con. in 463 

School site corner Huron and Franklin sts., on communication concerning Deferred 366 

School site corner Huron and Franklin sts., on communication concerning Laid over 396 

School site corner Huron and Franklin sts., on communication concerning B. of E. 449 

School site corner Jackson st. and California av., on communication concerning Con. in 314 

3 



XVIII INDEX 



PAGE. 

Con. in 314 



dohnol site near Kedzie av. and Walnut St., on order concerning t,on. m oi* 

lohool Site corner Kedzie av. and Walnut St., on communication concerning Con. n 314 

Ichool site corner Kedzie av. and Walnut St., on repealing order concerning Con. n 366 

School site corner Oak and Bremer sts., on communication concerning Con. in 72 

Scnool site Sorner Ohio st. and Western av on order concerning -Filed TO 

Icnoo site cornlr Thirty-flfth st.and Wallace St., on communication concerning..... Con. m 236 



COMMITTEE ON STREETS AND ALLEYS, SOUTH DIVISION. 

A llev in block 3, S. Ellis' addition, on petition for . • • • • • • • • • • • • • • -Con. in 329 

lllly hounded ' by Wabash and Michigan avs. and Van Buren and Congress sts., ^ ^ 

Boulevard onSfcWganand Do'ugl'a's avs/.'on ordinance concerning." Lost and Reconsidered 22 

Boulevard on Michigan av. and Th irty-fif th st on ordinance concerning - Pub. 44 

Bridge over entrance of La Salle street tunnel, on petition for Con. in gb 

Burns, Eliza, on petition for compensation ^ • . 51g 

SKSglSE 85: ESSBXZE SS^::::::::::::\\\\\":::::::::::::::::::::::ii^s«» 

Egan av. , on order concerning condition of. . n • - 32g 

Emerald st., on ordinance changing name of •••■• L ----. • ■ ■ ■ • '«■;■'••■; ' " -^ uu ' 

Extending alley north to Thirty-third st., between South Park av. and Calumet ^ 

av., on order j • p w o 2 g 

Grade oS ThlSy-third St., from Cottage Grove av. to Lake Park av., on ordi- 

nance establishing : T>iih <>31 

Horse railway on Indiana av., on amending ordinance concerning w^'nmwittVd 266 

Horse railway on Indiana av., on amending ordinance concerning Recommitted 2bb 

Improvement of Douglas av., on petition tor Con in 476 

Improvement of Douglas av., on remonstrance against n™ in 476 

Improvement of Egan av., on order concerning Con in 82 

SSSJSSSt of I ffl^:,S«IS!^~e ii'i^ Vm Bii^ sV.;of P eiition-for.::-Con: in 188 
SpSvSSSt of Lake st./from State st. to Michigan ay., on remonstrance against... Con. n 476 

Improvement of Peck ct., on petition for repeal of ordinance for. • • - -Con. in 518 

Improvement of Prairie a v., from Thirty-first st. to Thirty-third st., on ordi- ^ fa ^ 

nance for • • ••.•••; "" r<rm in 328 

Improvement of Prairie av., on remonstrance against £™- 1" „ 

Improvement of South Park av., on petition for - • • • • ■ • • • • • ■ • ■•^ on - 

Improvement of Thirty-first St., from Cottage Grove av. to South Park av., on ^ ^ ^ 

ImprovemenVo?Thir r tV-tnird"st.V from Cottage Grove av. to L C. R. R., on pe'ti- ^^ ^ ^ 

tion for • ; • • ■ • • p ' in H ia 

Improvement of Thirty-third St., on remonstrance against. ...... . . . . ..... . . • - • • • • ^°»- 

Improvement of Thirty-seventh St., from Vincennes av. to Grand boulevard, on 

order concerning .•••• Pnw'in 196 

Improvement of Twenty-fifth St., on remonstrance against ^pn. u x»o 

Improvement of Twenty-fifth St., on remonstrance against .. • ^n. in. ±u 

ImSroveSSt of Van Buren st., from Wabash av. to Market st on ordinance for. . . .Con. in 42 
Improvement of Washington St., between Market st. and Franklin St., on peti- n ^ m 

ImprovemenTof Wabash 'av.', 'from Twenty-second St. to Twenty-third St., on .^ ^ 

order concerning p ul3 475 

Lake front, on resolution concerning........ v -^ 476 

Lake Park av., on petition concerning width of -npf^rred 476 

Lake Park, on transferring to South Park Commissioners Deter rea 4g 

Macadamize Douglas av., on petition for repeal of ordinance to babied 81 

Macadamize Fifth av., from Harrison st. to Taylor st., on order to Tabled 81 

Macadamize Prairie av., on order concerning assessment to. . . , UliiV ' ' ' 

Macadamize South Park av., from Twenty-second st. to Douglas av„ on ^der ^^ ^ ^ 

Macadamize°So C uthpf rk aV.'/from Twenty-second "st. to' Douglas av., on pet'i'tion 

for repeal of ordinance to • • • • • • • x"„ \„ ^7 

Macadamize Thirtieth St., from Prairie av. to L. S. & M. S. R R-, on order to Con. n 197 

Macadamize Thirtieth st., on repealing ordinance to ■ . . . ■ • • • •■•••;;,••; • ■ ■ ^ OI1 - 

Opening alley to Thirty-third St., between Forrest av. and Calumet av., on order ^ 

concerning * 



INDEX. 



XIX 



in 27 
in 476 
in 503 
in 328 
in 196 
in 78 
in 197 



PAGE. 

Opening Arnold stJ: from Twenty-sixth st. to Twenty-seventh s.t, on petition 

concerning assessment for Deferred 82 

Opening Arnold st., on petitition concerning assessment for Con. in. 124 

Opening Sherman st., south of Twelfth St., on petition for Recommitted 196 

Opening Thirtv-seventh St., from Grand Boulevard to State St., on petition for Con. in 328 

Opening V ernon av. to Thirty-first st. , on ordinance for Con. in 79 

Opening Vernon av., on petition concerning repeal of ordinance for. Con. in 196 

Paving Adams st., from State st. to river, on order concerning proposals for Con. in 81 

Paving Indiana av., from Twenty-ninth st. to Thirtieth st., by private contract Con. in 171 

Paving Jackson st., from State st. to Clark St., by private contract Con. in 163 

Paving Lake St., from Fifth av. to Market St., by private contract Con. in 79 

Paving Lake St., from Fifth av. to Market st., by private contract Con. in 80 

Paving Lake st., from Filth av. to La Salle St., on order for Con. in 188 

Paving La Salle St., from Adams st. to Monroe St., on order for Con. in 28 

Paving La Salle st., from Monroe st. to Adams St., on ordinance for Con. in 79 

Paving Marble pi., on petition for repeal of ordinance for Con. in 328 

Paving River St., from Michigan av. to Eastern terminus, on order for. Con. in 196 

Paving Polk st., from State st. to river, by private contract Filed 80 

Paving Sherman St., on petition for repeal of ordinance for Recommitted 79 

Paving street intersections with flagstone foundations, on order for Deferred 197 

Paving street intersections with flagstone foundations, on order for Con. in 230 

Paving Twenty-sixth St., from State st. to Halsted St., on order for and 

remonstrance against Recommitted 79 

Paving Van Buren st., from Michigan av. to river, on repealing ordinance for Con. in 28 

Paving Washington st., from La Salle st. to Fifth av., by private contract Con. in 79 

Planking Stewart av., from Grove st. to Egan av. , on order for Con. in 81 

Railroad tracks on Clark st. , on matter concerning removal of. Pub. 225 

Railroad tracks on Clark St., on ordinance concerning . Con. in 245 

Railroad track on Ullinan St. and Waterville St., on petition for Pub. 463 

Renumbering streets in South Division, on ordinance for Pub. 283 

Re-numbering streets in South Division, on ordinance for Con. in 292 

Repair of Thirty-first St., from State st. to S. Park av., on order for ... Con. in 476 

Repair of Twenty. second St., from Stewart av. to bridge, on order for Con, 

Second Regiment, on order granting end of Monroe st. to Con 

Second Regiment, on order granting end of Monroe st. to Con, 

Seipp Brewing Co., on order to pay for paving intersections on Twenty-second st....Con 

Sewer on Thirty-fifth St., from Clark st. to Halsted St., on order for Con 

Sidewalk on Arch street, from Archer av. to Lyman st., on ordinance for. Con 

Sidewalk on Butler St., from Kossuth st. to Twenty-sixth St., on order concerning. . .Con 

Sidewalk on Calumet av. and Twenty-fourth st., on petition concerning Con. in 196 

Sidewalk on Congress St., from Fifth av. to Franklin st., on ordinance for Con. in 79 

Sidewalk on Emerald av., from Archer av. to Twenty-sixth st., on ordinance for. . . .Con. in 78 

Sidewalk on Fake St., from Archer av. to Lyman St., on ordinance for Con. in 78 

Sidewalk on certain streets in Fifth Ward, on order for Con. in 80 

Sidewalk on certain streets in Fifth Ward, on order concerning Con. in 196 

Sidewalk on Forrest av., from Thirty-first st. to Thirty-fifth st., on order con- 
cerning Con. in 196 

Sidewalk on Harrison st. and Fifth av., on order for Con. in 80 

Sidewalk on Johnson pi., on order concerning Con. in 196 

Sidewalk on Keeley st., from Archer av. to Lyman st Con. in 78 

Sidewalk on Langley av., from Thirty-seventh st. to Thirty-ninth St., on order for.. Con. in 

Sidewalk on Lyman st., from Keeley st. to Lake st., on ordinance for Con. in 

Sidewalk on Michigan av., from Thirty-seventh st. to Thirty-ninth St., on order for.. Con. in 

Sidewalk on Prairie av., from Douglas av. to Egan av., on ordinance for \. .Con. in 

Sidewalk on Prairie av., in W. Jones' addition, on ordinance for ..Con. in 

Sidewalk on South Park av., from Twenty-second st. to Twenty-sixth st., on 

order for rf Con. in 

Sidewalk on Thirty-first St., from State st. to Stewart av., on order for Con. in 

Sidewalk on Thirty-third st., from South Park av. to Lake Park av., on ordi- 
nance for Con. in 

Sidewalk on Thirty-third st., from South Park av. to Cottage Grove av.,on order 

for Con. in 

Sidewalk on Thirty- fourth St., from State st. to Indiana av., on ordinance for Con. in 

Sidewalk on Thirty-sixth st., from Archer av. to Western av., on ordinance for Con. in 

Sidewalk on Twenty-fourth St., between Cottage Grove av. and Prairie av., on 

order for Con. in 231 

Sidewalk on Twenty-sixth St., from Cottage Grove av. to Clark st, on order for Con. in 82 

Sidewalk on Wentworth av. and Wallace pi., on order for. Con. in 81 

Sidewalk space on Pacific av., on petition concerning Con. in 196 

Straightening Douglas av., from Forrest av. to Indiana av., on ordinance for Con. in 79 

Telegraph lines on B. & O. R. R., on ordinance concerning. Pub. 231 

Uhlich, E., on petition concerning assessment Con. in 328 

Vacate alley in block 82, School Section Add., on petition to Con. in 236 

Vacate alley in C. T. Subdivision, on petition to Con. in 231 

Vacate alley in Ogden's Subdivision, on petition to Deferred 196 

Viaduct on Eighteenth St., on petition for Pub. 518 

Viaduct on Eighteenth St., on petition for Recommitted 553 

Viaduct on Randolph St., on ordinance for Con. in 477 

Viaduct on Twelfth St., on petition for Laid over 477 

Viaduct on Twelfth St., on petition for Filed 578 

Water service pipe on Indiana av., from Twenty-ninth st. to Thirty-first st., on 

ordinance for Con. in 171 



78 
81 
78 
82 

79 

81 

7S 

80 

78 
78 



XX INDEX. 

PAGE. 

Water service pipe on Van Buren st., from Wabash av. to Market st,, on ordi- 
nance for §««■'£" W7' 

Widening Thirty-third St., on order concerning • ;:•••• t/0n - m 6ii 

Widening Thirty-third st., from South Park av. to Indiana av., on repealing ordi- 

nance • t ' on • m 



STREETS AND ALLEYS, NORTH DIVISION. 

Boulevard on Dearborn av., on petition for. . . • Peferrtd 82 

Boulevards in North Division, on ordinance for A^vSISES i« 

Boulevards in North Division, on ordinance for Kecommittea 141 

Boulevards in North Division, on ordinance for caia over oui 

Boulevards in North Division, on ordinance for • • . • • liaia orer ow 

Boulevards in North Division, on ordinance for * »ea W 

boulevards in North Division, on petition for Ww^SS iq« 

Bohman, J., and M. Weishaar, on petition for compensation . .Deterred iy» 

Bohman, J., and M. Weishaar, on petition for compensation Law Dep t 16b 

Bremer st., on ordinance changing name of VwS—iS at 

Cindering Halsted st., from Division st. to Clybourn av., by private contract... Deferred H6 

Cinderinl Halsted st. by private contract Recommitted 141 

Cindering Halsted st. by private contract con. in i|» 

Cindering Halsted St., on remonstrance against con. «J W* 

Extending alley in rear of Wieland st., on petition for • - . . . •yp n ; . in 477 

Extending Lane pi., on repealing ordinance for riJ^f P i« <wn 

Extending Lane pi., on repealing ordinance for ^o n - j n W 

Filling Stone St., from Division st. to Banks St., on ordinance for Con. in iy» 

Filling Stone st., on petition for repealing ordinance for Vw2«~n li7 

Filling Stone st., on repealing ordinance for ™ f* kja 

Filling Stone st., on repealing ordinance for \»„ir Vm 

Freight cars on Hawthorne av., on ordinance concerning. • • run. »ui 

Freight cars on Hawthorne av., on ordinance concerning Kecommittea oia. 

Grade on Franklin St., between Clark st. and Lincoln park, on ordinance 

establishing .••.-•• ^ 7 ' of- 

Improving alley in block 2, Walcott's addition, on petition for con. in dio 

Improving Center St., on remonstrance against Con. m 4 ' ' 

Improving Clybourn av., from North av. to Fullerton av., on remonstrance . 

against •• Con. in db<J 

Improving Clybourn av., from North av. to Fullerton av., on remonstrance . 

fttrninst ..... ....#.••••• ...♦••...•••• i_/Oii« in 40* 

Improving Clybourn av.', from ciark st. 'to Racine av., onrepealing ordinance for. . . .Con. in 397 
Improving Division st., from Clark st. to lake shore drive, on remonstrance , 

against •• • Con. in <$W 

Improving Division St., from Clark st. to lake shore drive, on remonstrance Deferre( i 477 

Improving Division St., from Clark st. to lake shore drive, on remonstrance . 

against : • • • % on - J n "j 

Improving Division St., from Clark st. to river, on remonstrance against Con. in rfb* 

Improving Erie St., from Rush st. to Pine St., on remonstrance against . ... .Deterrea iu 

Improving Erie St., from Rush st. to Pine St., on remonstrance against Recommitted 574 

Improving Huron st., on remonstrance against • Con. in 6&i 

Improving La Salle st., from Michigan st. to Chicago av., on remonstrance • 

against • .Deterrea &>& 

Improving La Salle st., from Michigan st. to Chicago av., on remonstrance 



Improving Lincoln av. by private contract • • con. m 4< / 

Improving North av., from Clark st. to river, on remonstrance against Con. in 198 

Improving Ohio street, from Clark st. to St. Clair st., on order for Deferrred 478 

Improving Ohio St., on order for. ..... •■••• f"fj JJ* 



luipruviugumuoi.,uuuiu C i i« r»ofprvPrl 4.77 

Improving Pine St., on remonstrance against SikViSSSfSS Vik 

Improving Pine st., on remonstrance against Kecommittea o/a 

Improving Sedgwick st., on remonstrance against con. in 4// 

Macadamizing Chestnut st., on remonstrance against . .••••• • J<° n * J n tL% 

Macadamizing La Salle St., from Chicago av. to Clark St., on remonstrance against... Con. in 36S 

Macadamizing Ohio st., from Clark st. to St. Clair st., on remonstrance against Con. in #>d 

Macadamizing Thirty-first St., from State st. to S. Park av., onrepealing ordinance ..Con. m <m 

Market on Halsted st., on petition concerning • • Markets iwe 

Market on N. Wells st., on petition for 0o £i2S S? 

Naming certain streets in North Division, on petition tor. - * : uea 4/ < 

Opening alley between Franklin st. and Wieland st., on petition for . . . con. in 6&> 

Opening Lane pi., on repealing ordinance for .ueierrea aiz 

Opening Oak St., from Dearborn av. to State st., on petition concerning con. in !«» 

Opening Oak St., on report concerning. R^^^mid 27 

Opening White st., on repealing ordinance for*. Kecommittea m 

Opening White St., on repealing ordinance for - • • • -con. in oa 

Opening White St., on repealing ordinance for . con. in 1&1. 

Paving Clark st., from North av. to N. Park av, on ordinance for Con. in 4/5 

Paving Halsted St., from Sophia st. to Fullerton av., on order tor Con. in oa 



INDEX. 



XXI 



PAGE. 

Paving Larrabee St., from Center st. to Lincoln av., on remonstrance against Con. in 314 

Paving Michigan St., between Clark st. and Wells St., on ordinance for. Con. in 82 

Paving Michigan St., from Dearborn av. to State St., on order for , Con. in 82 

Paving Northav., from Clark st. to river, on ordinance for Con. in 82 

Pavin? Wells st-, between Granger st. and Menominee St., on petition concerning. ..Con. in 141 

Railway track on State St. and Division St., on ordinance concerning Pub. 500 

Sidewalk on Chestnut St., between Rush st. and Pine St., on petition concerning... .Con. in 477 

Sidewalk on Fullerton av., from Ashland av. to bridge, on order for Con. in 82 

Sidewalk on Granger St., from Sedgwick st. to Wells St., on order for Con. in 363 

Sidewalk space on Ohio St., on ordinance concerning Con. in 477 

Telegraph poles on K La Salle st., on remonstrance against Con. in 334 

Vacate N. Water st. and N. Wells St., on ordinance to Pub. 362 

Water main on Oak st., on order for Con. in 477 



STREETS AND ALLEYS, WEST DIVISION. 



Barry Point road, on petition for changing name of Con. in 

Boulevard on W. Adams St., on ordinance for Pub. 

Boulevard on W. Adams St., on ordinance for Filed 

Boulevard on W. Washington St., on ordinance for Pub. 

Boulevard on W. Washington St., on ordinance for -. Recommitted 

Boulevard on W. Washington St., on ordinance for. Pub. 

Boulevard on W. Washington St., on ordinance for Con. in 

Bridge at Jackson St., on petition for Con. in 

Bridge at Jackson St., on remonstrance against Con. in 

Ditches on Armitage road, on communication concerning Con. in 

Extending sewer on Throop St., on order for. Con. in 

Extending Vernon Park, on report concerning.... ....Pub. 

Filling De Kalb St., from Leavitt st. to Flournoy St., on ordinance for ...Con. in 

Filling Evergreen pi., from Leavitt st. to Oakley av., on ordinance for Con. in 

Filling Flournoy St., from Robey to Leavitt St., on ordinance for. Con. in 

Filling Flournoy St., from Leavitt St. to Oakley a v., on ordinance for Con. in 

Filling over sewer in Harrison st., from Campbell av. to Cicero ct., on ordi- 
nance for Con . in 

Filling Hermitage av. from Polk st. to York St., on ordinance for Con. in 

Filling Hoyne av., from Harrison st. to De Kalb St., on ordinance for Con. in 

Filling Kendall St., from Polk st. to Taylor St., on ordinance for Con. in 

Filling Leavitt st., from Harrison st. to Taylor St., on ordinance for Con. in 

Filling Lexington St., from Hoyne av. to Leavitt st., on ordinance for Con. in 

Filling Lytle St., from Taylor st. to Gilpin pi., on order for Deferred 

Filling Lvtle St., from Taylor st. to Gilpin pi., on order for Con. in 

Filling Marsh field St., from Polk st. west, on ordinance for Con. in 

Filling Polk St., from Ashland av. to Wood St., on ordinance for Con. in 

Filling Polk St., from Irving av. to Robey St., on ordinance for Con. in 

Filling Paulina st., from Polk st. to York St., on ordinance for Con. in 

Filling quarry holes near corner Western av. and Ohio St., on order for Con. in 

Filling Taylor St., from Robey st. to Oakley av., on ordinance for Con. in 

Filling Taylor st., from Laflin st. to Ashland av, on ordinance for Con. in 

Filling Wood St., from Harrison st. to Congress St., on 'ordinance for Con. in 

Filling Wood St., from Polk st. to Eighteenth st., on ordinance for Con. in 

Filling Wood st., from Polk st. to York St., on ordinance for Con. in 

Filling Wood st., on petition for repeal of ordinance for Con. in 

Filling Wood st., on petition for repeal of ordinance for Con. in 

Furst, Bradley & Co., on petition concerning cable corner Jefferson and Ful- 
ton sts Deferred 

Furst, Bradley & Co., on petition concerning cable corner Jefferson and F ni- 
ton sts Law Dep't 

Grade on approach to S. Halsted st. viaduct, on resolution concerning Con. in 

Hack stand on Canal St., on ordinance concerning Con. in 

Horse railway on W. Chicago av., on petition for ..Deferred 

Horse railway tracks to Lawndale, on order for extending Con. in 

Improving Ada St., on remonstrance against Deferred 

Improving Ada st., on remonstrance against Recommitted 

Improving Ashland av., from Congress st. to Twenty-second St., on order 

concerning Filed 

Improving Ashland av., from Division st. to Milwaukee av., on resolution 

concerning Con. in 

Imi>roving Blue Island av., on remonstrance concerning Con. in 

Improving California av., from Madison st. to Van Buren st., on order for Deferred 

Improving Center av., from Blue Island av. to Twenty-second st., on remon- 
strance against Con. in 

Improving Center av., from Blue Island av. to Twenty-second St., on remon- 
strance against Recommitted 

Improving Centre av., from Taylor st. to Twelfth St., on remonstrance against Con. in 

Improving Desplaines st., between Madison st. and Monroe St., on remon- 
strance against Con. in 



557 

90 

141 

22 

44 

89 

139 

555 

557 

315 

256 

315 

85 

84 

84 

84 

220 

83 



84 

219 

256 

84 

83 

84 

85 

21S 

83 

84 

84 

84 

84 

220 

316 



236 
87 
316 
214 
218 
556 
579 

315 

218 
13S 
315 



256 
556 



218 



XXII INDEX. 

PAGE. 

Improving Desplaines s.t„ on remonstrance against Con. in 579 

Improving W. Division St., on petition tor. , Com in dlb 

Improving Elizabeth st., on order concerning. -^'J gj 

Improving Elizabeth st., on remonstrance against. Deferred di5 

Improving Elizabeth st., on remonstrance against. . . • ■ - - ■* uea ayo 

Improvinl Elizabeth st. on petition for repeal of ordinance for tj^SSS S§ 

Improving Elizabeth st., on petition for repeal of ordinance tor. Recommitted 579 

Improving W. Harrison St., on repealing ordinance for D eter red 327 

Improving W. Harrison St., on repealing ordinance for . .Con. in 6$d 

Improving W. Harrison St., from Halsted st. to Center av., on remonstrance 

o o*u \\\ af ......... . . . . ........ ••■•••■ ...■-•• vyUll* 111 OUU 

Improving Hastings "st*.; "on petition for and remonstrance against Recommitted 557 

Improving Hastings st., from Blue Island av. to Loomis st., on petition for Con. in 87 

Improving Paulina st. , on remonstrance against con. m 55/ 

Improving W. Polk st., on remonstrance against con. m dw> 

Improving W.Randolpn St., from Desplaines st. to Halsted st., on order con- Recommitted 557 

Improving Robey st.*,"on remonstrance against Con. m 121 

Improving Sheldon st., on order concerning con. in *u 

Improving Sheldon st. , on order concerning R^ommitted 556 

Improving Throop st. , on remonstrance agnmst . Recommitted 55b 

Improving W. Twenty-sixth St., on resolution concerning. Con. in 6.1 

Improving W. Twenty-sixth st., on communication concerning. Con. in 555 

Improving Warren av., from Leavitt st. to Oakley St., by private contract... Con. in 88 

Improving Wood St.. from Van Buren st. to Harrison St., on petition for con. in ziy 

Improving Wood St., on order concerning • • ■ ■ ••-••• Con. in 05/ 

Improvement of West Madison st., from Halsted st. to Ashland av., on petition 

concerning • • n™, i« oia 

Kansas St., on petition for changing name of - ™i2J} wn 

Dumber on West Division hay market, on petition concerning * uea ooo 

Macadamize Ashland av., on order to .d. tr. w . */o 

Macadamize Loomis St., from Madison st. to Van Buren st., on repealing 

ordinance to °o?- l . n gj 

Macadamize Union st., on remonstrance against .- con. in ooo 

Obstructions in alley from Ayer's ct. to Rucker st., on petition concerning , . . -Con. in 55b 

Ogden av., on communication concerning condition of ... . • • - • -Con. in zm 

Opening California av., from Lake st. to Kinzie st., on petition for con. in ooo 

Opening Dudley st., from Chicago av. to Division St., on order for p^SK 97 

Opening N. Morgan st. to Milwaukee av., on ordinance for . . - .Recommittea u 

Opening Morgan St., from northern terminus to Milwaukee av., on repealing 

ordinance for • con. in £i» 

Opening N. Morgan st. to Milwaukee av., on ordinance for - -Con. in ooo 

Opening W. Twenty-first st. and Ruble St., on petition for Recommitted 88 

Opening W. Twenty-first st. and Ruble St., on petition for - .u..* ■ JJ. iw 

Opening Winchester av., on repealing ordinance for Cam oyer in 

Paving Blue Island av., on petition concerning assessment for Deterred so 

Paving Desplaines St., from Monroe st. to Fulton St., on ordinance tor Con. in «b 

Paving Loomis st , from Van Buren st. to Jackson st., on order for Con. in MM 

Paving Noble st., from Indiana st. to Milwaukee av . . . Con. in zu 

Planking Centre av., from Twenty-second st. to its end, on order for. ^ii5 if* 

Planking Twenty-second St., on remonstrance against -*j ie d zvs 

Planking Throop st., from Twenty- second St. to viaduct, on order for Con. in zm 

Repair of May St., from Twelfth st. to Taylor st., on order for -Oon. m dl5 

Repair of W. Jackson St., on order for Con. m aoo 

Repair of W. Jackson St., on order for • • • wL 1« m 

Sewer on Allport St., on petition for » • : ... • - - • con. in zoo 

Sewer on Allport st., between Sixteenth st. and Eighteenth st., on petition for Con. in 220 

Sewer on Ashland av., from Twelfth st. to Harrison St., on order for Con. in w 

Sewer on Ashland av., from Harrison st. to Twelfth St., on order for Con. in rflb 

Sewer on K Ashland av. , on order for - ..... - - , • con. in ooo 

Sewer on Augusta St., from Paulina st. to Division st., on petition for Con. in »/ 

Sewer on Blanche st., on order for ^ • • • • • ■ • • c° n - m «« 

Sewer on Blue Island av., from Twenty-second st. to Wood St., on petition for Con. in ZJ) 

Sewer on Blue Island av., on petition for Con. in ^5b 

Sewer on Boone St., on order for con. m oio 

Sewer on Brown St., from Nineteenth st. to Twentieth St., on petition for Con. in 418 

Sewer on Clayton st., on petition for • Con. in iHS 

Sewer on De Kalb St., on order for ^ on - | n a "> 

Sewer on Elston av., on petition for con. in oi 

Sewer in Fourteenth Ward, on resolution for con. in dio 

Sewer in Fourteenth Ward, on order for • c° n - m «[' 

Sewer on Fox pi., on petition for •• • con. in zi» 

Sewer on Holt st., from Waubansia av. to. North av, on order for Con. in ^i» 

Sewer on Jackson St., from Laflin st. to Ashland av con. in dlb 

Sewer on Leavitt St., from Lake st. to Walnut st., on order for con. m dlb 

Sewer on Lincoln st. and August St., on petition for con. m m 

Sewer on McMullen St., on petition for con. in »/ 

Sewer on Newton St., from Augusta st. to Iowa St., on order for.. con. in »b 

Sewer on Nineteenth St., between Robey st. and Hoyne St., on petition for Con. in zw 

Sewer on Nineteenth st., on petition for •■ Con. in ^>b 

Sewer on Nineteenth St., from Throop st. to Loomis st., on petition for Con. in 55/ 

Sewer on Oakley av., on order for •••C°n in 55b 

Sewer on Ogden av., on petition for. .Deterred ziv 



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INDEX. XXIII 

PAGE. 

Sewer on Ogden av., on petition for Con. in 256 

Sewer on W. Ohio St., on petition for Con. in 316 

Sewer on Robey St., on resolution for Con. in 327 

Sewer on Robey st. and Nineteenth St., on petition for Con. in 557 

Sewer on Shelby St., on petition for Con. in 88 

Sewer on Throop st., on order for. . Con. in 220 

Sidewalk on Albany av., from Washington st. to Madison St., on order for Con. in 86 

Sidewalk on Arlington St., from Centre av. to Lytle st., on order for.. Con. in 219 

Sidewalk on Blucher st., from Wood st. to Morgan St., on order for Con. in 86 

Sidewalk on California av., on order for ... Con. in 555 

Sidewalk on Carroll av., from Curtis st. to St. Johns pi., on order for. Con. in 220 

Sidewalk on Cicero ct., on order for '. Con. in 219 

Sidewalk on Congress st., from Western av. to Rockwell st., on order for Con. in 219 

Sidewalk on Davis st., from North av. to Waubansia av., on order for Con. in 88 

Sidewalk on Fullerton av., from Elston av. to bridge, on order for Con. in 218 

Sidewalk on Harrison st., from Halsted street to Ashland av., on ordinance for Con. in 85 

Sidewalk on Harrison st., from Ashland av. to Western av., on ordinance for . .Con. in 86 

Sidewalk on Henrv st., from Blue Island av. to Ashland av., on ordinance for Con. in 85 

Sidewalk onHoyne st., from Warren st. to Madison st., on order for Con. in 86 

Sidewalk on Indiana st., from Central Park av. to Tinkhamav., on order for Con. in 88 

Sidewalk on Jackson St., from Cutler st. to California av., on petition for Con. in 219 

Sidewalk on Jefferson St., from Sixteenth st. to Twenty. second St., on ordi- 
nance for Con. in 85 

Sidewalk on Johnson St., between Twelfth st. and Maxwell St., on petition for Con. in 220 

Sidewalk on Kedzie av., from Lake st. to Madison St., on petition for Con. in 555 

Sidewalk on Lake st., from railroad crossing to Central Park, on order for — Con. in 218 

Sidewalk on Lincoln St., Irom Augusta st. to Division St., on petition for Con. in 86 

Sidewalk on Loomis St., from Kansas st. to Congress st., on order for Con. in 317 

Sidewalk on Madison St., from California av. to Central Park, on ordinance for. Con. in 86 

Sidewalk on Madison St., from Ann st. to Elizabeth St., on order for Con. in 317 

Sidewalk on Milwaukee av., from North av. to Waubansia av, on ordinance for Con. in 86 

Sidewalk on Oakley St., Taylor St., and Jackson St., on order for Con. in 316 

Sidewalk on Oakley st.,on order for Con. in 556 

Sidewalk on Sacramento st.,on order for , Con. in 555 

Sidewalk on Tinkham av., from Indiana st. to Ohio st., on order for Con. in 87 

Sidewalk on Thirteenth pi., from Wood st. to Lincoln St., on petition for Con. in 219 

Sidewalk on Throop st., from Monroe st. to Jackson St., on ordinance for Con. in 86 

Sidewalk on Tilden St., from Bowery st. to Aberdeen St., or ordinance for Con. in 255 

Sidewalk on Vanhorn St., on order for Con. in 556 

Sidewalk on Western av., from Nineteenth st. to C, B. & Q. R. R., on petition for. . .Con. in 219 

Sidewalk on Wilcox av., on order for Con. in 219 

Sidewalk on William St., from Bowery st. to Aberdeen st., on petition for Con. in 220 

Straightening alley in C. T. Subdiv., on petition for Con. in 218 

Vacating alley in Waller's Subdiv., on petition for Recommitted 86 

Vacating alley in Waller's Subdiv., on ordinance for. Con. in 217 

Vacating alley in Waller's Subdiv., on remonstrance against .• Con. in 219 

Vacating alley in blocks 11 and 12, Reaper Add., on ordinance for Deferred 556 

Vacating alley in blocks 11 and 12, Reaper Add., on ordinance for Con. in 580 

Vacating alley in block 3, O'Neill's Add., on ordinance for , Deferred 315 

Vacating alley in block 3, O'Neill's Add., on ordinance for Recommitted 431 

Vacating alley in block 3, O'Neill's Add., on ordinance for Con. in 578 

Water service pipe on Lincoln st., from Jackson st. to Ogden av., on ordinance for... Con. in 556 
Water service pipe on Lincoln St., from Adams st. to Indiana St., on ordinance for. ..Con. in 556 
Water service pipe on Wilcox av., between Rockwell st. and California av., 

on order for Con. in 219 

Widening Kendall St., on petition for Con. in 316 

Widening Madison St., from California av. to Kedzie av., on ordinance for. Con. in 85 

Widening Twelfth St., from Ogden av. to city limits, on petition for Con. in 557 



COMMITTEE ON WHARVES AND PUBLIC GROUNDS. 

Boulevard on Washington St., on communication concerning Con. in 317 

Dock lines east of Rush St., on petition for straightening Deferred 317 

. ock lines east of Rush St., on petition for straightening Recommitted 431 

unning, Wm., on petition concerning building end of La Salle st ..Recommitted 43 

Dunning, Wm., on petition concerning building end of La Salle st Jud. 114 

Extending Vernon Park, on order Con. in 114 

Frink, J., and others, on petition for damages Con. in 364 

Lake Park, on petition for lease of . , Pub. 221 

Lake Park, on petition for lease of Filed 257 

Lake Park, on petition to lease to Knigh t Templars Con. in 114 

Lake Park, on petition for u se by Second Regiment Deferred 364 

Lake Park, on petition for use by Second Regiment Law Dep't 396 

Lake Park, on petition for use by Second Regiment Con. in 431 

Pound limits in West Division, on petition concerning Deferred 221 

Pound limits in West Division, on petition concerning Filed 257 



XXIV INDEX. 

COMPTROLLER. 

Armory lots, communication concerning offer to purchase • | in "ce 193 

Bids for advertising ?r ntinl 445 

Bids for advertising, communication on. . . . Pnm ntrnlW Wl 

Bids for advertising, communication covering. - comptroller o/i 

Chicago Gas Light and Coke Co., proposition for gas Finance 164 

City Hospital, communication concerning sale of iff? i£ 

Durand, J. M., concerning wharfing mortgage •• ••••• ••■ * ganoe 6Ub 

Estimate of expenses for 1880 Pub. &F nance d7U 

Jonathan Burr Fund, report covering ordinance concerning * ffi)°® fi2 

Police station, W. D., b ds tor lot for ^oi ce » 

Police station, W. D., offers of sites for roiice aoo 

People's Gas Light and Coke Co., proposition lor gas ■■■■ ■ Jr. . ^ jg 

Printing, communication concerning • ■ • - V^-j^S °\% 

Report for March 1UD - * ^uSl 25 

Report for April • • Filed 55 

Report for May ;;;;;;;; ;;;;; File d 109 

Report for June -p h , Fil d 145 

Report for July P Filed 170 

Report for August u ■ ■ v * *" Filed 207 

Report for September Pub & Filed 263 

Report for October pV,h* Finance 813 

Report for November ' ' P^h *F^370 

Report for December ?)^f Fled 453 

Report for January..... Pub. & F ed 453 

Report for February Filed 606 

Report for March , licenses 77 

Saloon Licenses, on rebate on certain £2h£»ia in 

School tax fund, on resolution concerning amount wwl«.f l^s 

Sewerage and Water loan bonds, communication concerning f iS^ SS 

Street lamps, time-table for lighting and extinguishing A ao» tea g- 

Taxes of fiscal year, covering ordinance for j.™. ,oo 

Water fund money, communication concerning * manoe xo ^ 



COUNCIL. 

Rules governing >-:. ....Adopted 5 

Standing Committees. . .•. • -.% 

Standing Committees ■ %> 

Select Committee to select stone in City Hall |" 

Select Committee to examine bill for City Hall investigation **>* 

Select Committee to receive Terre Haute City Council £>* 

Select Committee to receive Parnell and Dillon *?u 

Select Committee for S. S. Hayes' funeral *Jj? 

Select Committee on resolutions on death of S. S. Hayes *"* 

Select Committee on Gen. Grant's reception f?* 

Select Committee to examine Fullerton avenue conduit £*» 

Select Committee to canvass election returns °"£ 

Select Committee to receive city officers of Detroit *° 



COUNCIL MEETINGS. 

Regular, April 28, 1879 .• J 

Special, May 1, 1879 ■ • ,£ 

Regular, May 5, 1879 \t 

Regular, May 12, 1879 ■•• H 

Regular, May 19, 1879 i° 

Regular, May 20, 1879 7% 

Regular, June 2, 1879 • % 

Regular, June 9, 1879 J 1 

Regular, June 16, 1879 X 

Regular, June 23, 1879 K 

Regular, June 30, 1879 2£ 

Adjourned, July 3, 1879 ■ • 2q 

Regular, July 7, 1879 A, 

Adjourned, July 10, 1879 ™ 

Special, Julv 12, 1879 Jit 

Regular, July 14, 1879 xvx 



INDEX. XXV 

PAGE. 

Regular, July 21, 1879 109 

Regular, July 28, 1879 i 121 

Regular, August 4, 1879 129 

Regular, August 11, 1879 137 

Regular, August 18, 1S79 145 

Regular, August 25, 1879 153 

Regular, September 1, 1879 161 

Regular, September8, 1879 .- 169 

Regular, September 15, 1879 177 

Regular, September 22, 1879 185 

Regular, September 29, 1879 193 

Regular, October 6, 1879 205 

Regular, October 13, 1879 ' 213 

Adjourned, October 17, 1879 217 

Regular, October 20, 1879 229 

Regular, October 27, 1879 , 241 

Regular, November 3, 1S79 253 

Regular, November 10, 1879 , 261 

Regular, November 17, 1879 269 

Regular, November 24, 1879 277 

Regular, December 1, 1879 289 

Regular, December 8, 1879 297 

Adjourned, December 11, 1879 313 

Regular, December 15, 1879 321 

Regular, December 22, 1879 333 

Regular, December 29, 1879 .341 

Regular, January 5, 1880 353 

Regular, January 12, 1S80 357 

Regular, January 19, 1880 369 

Special, January 21, 1880 393 

Regular, January 26, 1880 '. 401 

Special, January 30, 1880 409 

Regular, February 2, 1880... 413 

Regular, February 9, 1880 421 

Regular, February 16, 1880 . . . 437 

Adjourned, February 18, 1880 445 

Adjourned, February 19, 1880 447 

Adjourned, February 21, 1880 449 

Regular, February 24, 1880 453 

Special, February 27, 1880 457 

Regular, March 1, 1880. 461 

Adjourned, March 3, 1880 469 

Adjourned, March 5, 1880 471 

Regular, March 8, 1880 473 

Adjourned, March 10, 1880 481 

Adjourned, March 12, 1880 , 485 

Regular, March 15, 1880 493 

Adjourned, March 17, 1880 ...505 

Adjourned, March 18, 1880 509 

Adjourned, March 20, 1880. 513 

Regular, March 22, 1880 517 

Adjourned, March 24, 1880 525 

Regular, March 29, 1880 537 

Adjourned, April 2, 1880 553 

Regular, April 5, 1880 • 561 

Adjourned, April 8, 1880.' 563 

Regular, April 12, 1880 565 

Adjourned, April 16, 1880 573 

Regular, April 19, 1880 .577 

Regular, April 26, 1880 585 

Adjourned, April 30, 1880 601 

Regular, May 3, 1880 605 



COUNSEL TO THE CORPORATION. 

Assistant counsel in D. A. Gage's suit, on resolution concerning Filed 97 

City Hall investigation, report on bill of experts on Filed 277 

Fuller, Daniel, opinion on petition for compensation Finance 215 

Hack stand on Oanal street, ordinance concerning S. & A., W. D. 271 

Horse railroads, on resolution concerning validity of ordinance on. R. R. 77 

Lake Park, opinion concerning lease of Pub. 415 

Market m block 90, S. S. Add., opinion concerning site for Jud. & Pub. 493 

Moran, P., on petition for compensation Jud. 277 

Opening Oak St., opinion concerning ; S. & A., N. D. 207 

Opening White St., on ordinance for S. & A., N. D. 113 



XXVI INDEX. 

PAGE. 

Opening Winchester av., opinion on. . . . • r«!?\n 249 

Opering Winchester av., opinion on repeal of ordinance for .. ..Con. in 249 

Purchasing lots for taxes, on ordinance tor ■ ■ • ■ ■ •• • • * "*"f * 

School funds in treasury, report concerning. Pb Filed 571 

State St., on order concerning buildings on - * "«« j" 

School land appraisers, opinion concerning . LJ^ ° 

Viaduct at Randolph St., opinion on ordinance concerning a'Z'i" en £54 

Viaduct at Randolph St., opinion n ordinance concerning S. & A., b. JU. f* 

Water rates, amending ordinance levying . • •. vnlA %i 

Widening State St., from Jackson st. to Twelfth St., on order concerning Filed 56 



DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS. 

Alley in rear of Wieland St., report concerning S. & A., N. D. 418 

Bridge at Dearborn St., estimate of cost of Filed 379 

Bridge at Dearborn St., concerning cost of Pub 388 

Bridge at Jackson st., estimate ot cost of run. 000 

Bridge at Jackson St., concerning cost ot * "«" ■ 

Bridle at Madison st., communication concerning *, lie ^ »g 

Oitv Hall, on granite in • j" '-"j ' ' 207 

City Hall! on use of Bedford stone ' p | 323 

City Hall, on brick for H & B 359 

Dredging river, report cone _rnmg .'.Laid over 493 

Dredging machinery, on cost of. ^ Fi ed 579 

Dredging river, communication concerning a ' *"a ' V T> 100 

Excavations on Egan av., report concerning S & A W D 122 

Eighteenth St., on condition of : • • • ■ • • • - ■ °* °° ^'W*' Xn 497 

Filling for protection of sewers, report concerning proposals for fUph 270 

Fnllprton av. conduit, report concerning ■• • • r iieu 

Sde Srty.third st.ffrom Cottage ay. to Lake Park ay., report on ordi- 

nance conee ning • .• a * 'wnZri 170 

Grade of north approach to Halsted st. viaduct order concerning a'**" WD 122 

Hoos, John, on order for paying for raising buildings S. & A,, W. D. 1M 

Tmnrovina; Ellis av. south of limits, report on . . . . . ...... • • • • • ••"""*** *% 

Tm&ovKg Lake St., from Fifth av. to Market st., by private contract, on. .. S & A., S. D. 42 

Improving Loomis st., from Jackson st. to Van Buienst S ' & A " Filed 53 

Imnroving Michigan av., report on ■ • •■■ _ 

iSprovicg Polk St., from State st. to riv> r, application for £«* over Jj 

Tmnroving Sherman St., on order concerning delay of .b. & A., S. v. u 

improving Warren av., from Leavitt st. to Oakley av., by private contract,^ & ^ ^ ^ 



on 



Improving Wabash av.',* from Twenty-second st. to Twenty-third St., order g & ^ ^ ^ ^ 

Paving Market st. by private contract, on • Filed 80 

Paving Polk st., from State st. to river, on s'&A S D 113 

Planking Stewart ay., on "s. & A., W d! 137 

Oeden av., on condition ot ; » pi npf i -ini 

Rlilroad track on Morgan st., on resolution concerning - p - -• ~. * ed iui 

Railroad track on Morgan street, order tor Mavortnd D P W. 422 

Railroad tracks, on order concerning dirt on Mayor ana ij. r. vv . * 

Raising buildings near Sangamon st. viaduct, bids for Filed 418 

Re-numbering streets in South Division, on. ■ • ■— v d " V P -ied 461 

Re-numbering streets in South Division, report on P Laid over 438 

Repair of Madison st. bridge, on — • ■ •■••' . w D 255 

Straightening alley in block 59, section 7, report on S r' R 461 

Street cleaning by horse railway companies, on ";• ^ 6 

Street numbers, communication concerning • • • • 'p ub * 263 

Streets needing improvement, list of ■ • ■ Filed " 347 

Streets needing improvement, list ot • • Filed 189 

Street signs, resolution concerning — — • V-V-A^' ^V Filed 137 

Twenty-second street, from Centre av. to Morgan St., on condition of. Finance 402 

Viaduct at Halsted st., oncost of.... x pub 421 

Viaduct at W. Harrison St., on cost ot ........ .. - pil d 578 

Viaduct at W.Harrison st., estimate of eostot Pub & Filed 122 

Viaduct at Sangamon st., on cost of r Laid over 445 

Viaductat Sangamon St., on........ • Filed 578 

Viaduct at Sangamon st., on cost ot . . . . • Fil d 242 

Water mains, on order concerning appropriation for — - ^X^ff 413 

Water rates, on • ........ 



INDEX. XXVII 

DIRECTORS OF PUBLIC LIBRARY. 

PAGE. 

Annual report Filed 50 



ELECTIONS. 

Alderman First Ward elected at special election, September 24, 1879 — 200 

Aldermen elected at election held April 6, 1880 610 



ESTIMATES OF COST OF IMPROVEMENTS. 

LAMP POSTS. 

Barber St., from Lake st. to Halsted st Approved 233 

Bissell St., from Center st. to Sophia st Approved 254 

California av., from Madison st. to Monroe st Approved 164 

Cass St., from Superior st. to Chicago av Approved 359 

Center st., from Fremont st. to Bissell st Approved 254 

Congress st., from Aberdeen st. to Centre av Approved 278 

Halsted st., irom Belden av. to Fullerton av Approved 164 

Laflin St., from Adams st. to. Jackson st Approved 264 

Lumber st., from Twelfth st. to Stephenson st Approved 292 

Monroe St., from California av. to Barry Point road Approved 164 

Oak st., from Market st. to Townsend st Approved 21 

O'Brien St., from Union st. to Jefferson st Approved 254 

Sixteenth St., from Morgan st. to Brown st , . Approved 110 

PRIVATE DRAINS. 

Ada st., from Madison st. to Kinzie st '. : Approved 344 

Adams st., from Robey st. to Hoyne av ..Approved 336 

Adams at., from Irving av. to Oakley av Approved 264 

Calumet av., from Eighteenth st. to Twentieth st Approved 302 

Calumet av., from Thirty-first st. to Thirty-second st Approved 205 

Calumet av., from Thirty-third st. to Douglas av Approved 205 

Central av., from Blue Island av. to Twenty-second st Approved 21 

Centre av., from Taylor st. to Twelfth st Approved 336 

Center st. , from Clark st. to Racine av Approved 344 

Chestnut St., from Rush st. to Pine st Approved 359 

Clark St., Twelfth st. to Twenty- second st Approved 359 

Cly bourn av., from North av. to Racine av Approved 359 

Clybourn av., from Racine av. to Fullerton av Approved 438 

Division st., from Milwaukee av. to river Approved 124 

Egan ay., from Cottage Grove av. to Lake av , Approved 422 

Eighteenth St., from Indiana av, to Calumet av ...Approved 302 

Elizabeth St., from Lake st. to Indiana st Approved 264 

Elizabeth St., from Madison st. to Lake st Approved 344 

Ellis av., from Douglas av. to Egan av Approved 138 

Franklin St., from Adams st. to Van Buren st. . Approved 3^6 

Halsted St., from Belden av. to Fullerton av Approved 133 

Honore St., from Madison st. to Adams st Approved 359 

Hubbard ct., from State st. to Michigan av Approved 336 

Indiana av., from Twenty-ninth st. to Thirty-first st Approved 188 

Jacks n st., from Halsted st. to Hoyne av Approved 336 

Jackson st., from Hoyne av. to Rockwell st ....Approved 358 

Larrabee St., from Center st. to Webster av Approved 278 

Lincoln av., from Adams st. to Jackson st Approved 264 

Lincoln av., from Belden av. to Fullerton av Approved 243 

Lincoln St., from Adams st. to Chicago av Approved 359 



XXVIII INDEX. 

PAGE. 

Loomis st., from Congress st. to Twelfth st ■ Approved 359 

Lincoln St., from Jackson st. to Ogden av Approved d44 

Market St., from Adams st. to Van Buren st Approved 6M 

Monroe st., from Robey st. to Oakley av • Approvea ml 

Morgan St., from Madison st. to Harrison st Approvea mo 

Noble St., from Indiana st. to Milwaukee av. • • -Approvea zt>* 

Paulina st., from Lake st. to Chicago av Approved d59 

Peck ct, from State st. to Michigan av A pprovea 6&> 

P,airieav., from Thirty-first st to Thirty-third st Approved ib4 

Robey St., from Lake st. to Harrison st Approved dot* 

Thirtieth St., from State st. to Prairie av • A PP ™I^ ^q 

Thirty-third St., from Cottage Grove av. to eastern terminus Approved day 

Thirty-seventh st., from Cottage Grove av to Lake av Approv ^ too 

Thirty-seventh St., from Vincennes av. to South Park boulevard Approved U2 

Throop St., from Madison st. to Harrison st ^PP™3^ oq« 

Twenty-third St., from State st. to South Park a v Approvea d#> 

Twenty-fifth st., from Prairie av. to Calumet av Appr °IfH kw. 

Twenty-fifth St., from State st. to Prairie av , A Proved 66b 

Warren av., from Leavitt st. to Oakley av • * pp ™Ioh ora 

Wood st, from Van Buren st. to Harrison st Approved m 

SIDEWALKS. 

Aberdeen St., from Harrison st. to Madison st Approv i5 ill 

Ada st., from Randolph st. to Hubbard st ■ a PP ™I!h 01 

Albany av., from Madison st. to Fulton -t ••• ••• - A PP r °^a .J" 

Ashland av., from Lake st. to Bloomingdale rd • • • • A PP r0V ^} 4 x2 

Bryant av., from Vincennes av. to Stanton av Approvea m 

Bushnellst., from Arch er av. to Ha over st Appr0V ^ Ai 

Calumet av., from Thirty-third st. to Douglas av •■ - A PP™I®3 l %% 

Canal St.. from Kinzie st. to Eighteenth st Api ^fn iss 

Carpenter St., from Washington st. to Chicago av A PP t™S £77 

Clinton st., from Harrison st. to Twelfth st A PP ro yed 5/ / 

Cottage Grove av., from Twenty-second st. to Twenty-ninth st Appro\ ea i*< 

Cottage Grove av., from Twenty-ninth st. to Egan av A PP "J"j4 \T. 

Curtis st., from Washington st. to Lake st ApP °Jf h -«r 

Dashiel st., from Thirty-seventh st. to Egan av App l°I^ lo± 

Elston av., from Milwaukee av. to North av. ApP ™ph 91 

Emerald av., from Archer av. to Kossuth st A PP 1 21ri J,i 

Emerald av., from Thirty-fourth st. to Egan av App ™S 07? 

Forrest av., from Thirtv-fir.t st. to Thirty-third st A PP r ^**J *L\ 

Francisco st., from Madison st. to Washington st App *°IoH Zk 

Grove st., from Eighteenth st. to Stewart av ApP °I~h J£ 

Harrison St., from Halsted st. to Ashland av ApP ™S oi 

Hoyne av., from Ambrose st. to Blue Island av. ApP ™3~rf 91 

Hoyne av., fr m Madison st. to Harrison st • APP v™h iQft 

Hubbard st., from Halsted st. to Western av ApP ™I~ri 91 

Hubbs St., from Thirty-third st. to Douglas av a PP ww~h iss 

Indiana av., from Eighteenth st. to Twentieth st App ™I~H in* 

Indiana St., from Central park to Tinkham av a P %^pH q<ss 

Jackson St., from California av. to Washtenaw av ApP wwoH £r 

Jackson st., from Clinton st. to Halsted st ApP ™I«H kr 

Jackson st. 5 from Halsted st. to Ashland av • ApP ™Ip^ *fi 

Leavitt st., from Madison St. to Lake st ApP wwPrt 91 

Lime St., from Archer av. to Twenty-seventh st ApP ™X~rt 01 

Lowe av., from from Twenty-eighth st. to Thirtieth St.... ApP ™X~H w? 

Madison St., from Canal st. to Centre av. ApP ^I^t 900 

Madison st., from Centre av. to Rockwell st ., App ™I«H fqs 

Madison st., from Rockwell st. to California av. • App ^;^ on 

Mary st., from Hickory st to C, A. & S. L. R. R • • • App ^I^ oi 

McGregor st., from Sanger st. east , ApP ™Iprl iss 

Milwaukee av., from North av. to Waubansia av ApP ™ ™h oka 

Monroe St., from lot 8, block 1, Rockwell's Add., to California av ApP ™I~n w£ 

Morgan St., from Harrison st. to Erie st APP ™IpH *09 

Nixon st., from Polk st. to Taylor st a PP ™3pH fai 

Ogden av., from Warren av. to Adams st Ap £™vPri ifii 

Paulina St., from Harrison st. to Chicago av * a HUwwpH vm 

Paulina St., from river to Blue Island av , •••••• ApP ™™h 188 

Prairie av., in Jones' Add. to Chicago AVI tKoved 56 

Prairie av., from Twenty-seventh st. to Thirty-first st ApP ™™£ oi 

Prairie av., from Thirty-first st. to Thirty-third st Ap J^nIprf *77 

South Park av., from Twenty-second st. to Twenty-sixth st ApP 5°J~rt oi 

Stanton st., from Madison st. to Lake st •• Approveu 41 



Thirteenth St., from Wood st. to Western av fSSvnvPri 91 

Thirty-first st., from Ashland av. to Lincoln st A PP .vn^d wk 

Thirty-eighth st., from Halsted st. to Laurel st ApP ™vPd JS 

Tinkham av., from Indiana st. to Ohio st Ap £™vPd 91 

Twenty-seventh St., from Quarry st. to Lime st "rS^rnvPrf 21 

Vincennes av., from Douglas av. to Egan av tEwPd ^6 

Walnut st., from Ashland av. to Western av... lEKoved 21 

Walnut st., from Sacramento st. to Francisco st ^ppiovcu 



INDEX. XXIX 

STREET IMPROVEMENTS. 

Ada St., from Madison st. to Arbor pi., curbing, grading and macadamizing Approved 344 

Adams st., from Canal st. to Halsted st. grading and paving Approved 291 

Adams St., from Halsted st. to Hoyne av., curbing, filling, grading and macad- 
amizing Approved 345 

Archer av., from State st. to Halsted St., grading and paving Approved 292 

Ashland av., from Congress st. to Twenty- second St., grading and macadam- 
izing ■ Approved 336 

Bremer St., from Oak st. to Division St., curbing, filling and "paving. '.'. . . . . . .... . . .Approved 292 

Bryan pi., from Randolph st. to Lake St., curbing, grading and paving Approved 345 

California av., from Madison st. to Van Buren st.< grading and macadamizing. .. Approved 323 

California av., from Van Buren St., to Twelfth St., macadamizing Approved 336 

Calumet av., from Eighteenth st. to Twentieth St., curbing, grading and mac- 
adamizing Approved 323 

Calumet av., from Thirty-first st. to Douglas av, curbing, grading and' maca'd-' 

amizing Approved 195 

Canal st., from Madison st. to Harrison st , curbing and paving'. . '. '. ". '. '. '. '. '. '. ". '. '. '. '. '. '. '. Approved 438 

Canalport av., from Halsted st.rto Twenty-second st., grading and paving. Approved 123 

Centre av., from Blue Island av. to Twentv-second st., filling Approved 22 

Centre av., from Randolph st. to Water st.', grading and paving Approved 22 

Centre av., from Taylor st. to Twelfth St., curbing and filling Approved 301 

Centre av., from Twenty-second st. to southern terminus, planking Approved 243 

Centre St., from Clark st. to Racine av., curbing, grading and paving Approved 323 

Chestnut St., from Rush st. to Pine St., curbing, grading and macadamizing Approved 301 

Oiark st., from Twelfth st. to Twenty-second st., curbiug, grading and paving. . .Approved 337 

Clinton st. , from Madison st. to Carroll av., grading and paving Approved 323 

Cy bourn av., from North av. to Racine av., curbing, filling and paving Approved 337 

UiyDournav., from Racine av. to Fullerton av., curbing, filling and paving Approved 345 

congress St., from State st. to Michigan av., curbing, grading and paving Approved 337 

DeKalb St., from Leavitt st. to Flournoy St., filling Approved 103 

Desplames st., from Madison st. to Fulton st., paving.... Approved 22 

Desp ames st., from Monroe st. to Harrison St., grading and paving Approved 336 

Desplames St., from Monroe st. to Fulton st., grading and paving. . Approved 102 

lJivision st., from Clark st. to river, curbing, grading and paving Approved 271 

division st., from Clark st. to canal bridge, curbing, grading and paving Approved 110 

-division st.. from Clark st. to lake shore, curbing, filling, gradingand paving.. . .Approved 278 
JJougias av., from South Park av., to eastern terminus, grading and macad- 
amizing Approved 358 

Egan av., from Cottage Grove av. to Lake av., curbing, grading and'paving'.! '. '. '. '.'. Approved 387 
irii r Q K g fu C V I- om S i a \ e st - t0 Micni §an av., curbing, grading and macadamizing.. Approved 337 

S KB? 8 ' l r0m I&P st - t0 Indiana st -» curbing, grading and paving Approved 254 

Elizabeth st., from Madison st. to Lake st., curbing, gradingand macadamizing.. Approved 345 

£ne st., from Ashland av. to Leavitt st., curbing, filling and macadamizing Approved 387 

v7fri S ^ en ^' t ^ m ^ ea l i \ t ^r t0 ^ l ^ av -' miin ^ Approved 103 

Fifth av'' S vhErSZItL .° V «.* n rr?"f e ?„ 8 . t,, „ cu l? ing '«? 1 1 . 1 _ i ° g a ? d P a Y in .g Approved 206 

Flourno; 
Flourno. 
Fran k lin s t. , from Adams s t. to Van Buren st. .". .".'.'.'.. . . . ." . ." ." .' ." ." ." ' .' .' ." .' .' .' .' .' ." .' ." .' .' .' .' .' .' .' Approved 301 

KnW™ 1 ?. V&1 \ B , ur _ en 8t ' t0 Harrison st., grading and paving Approved 337 

H? u?pn l't f T °r n ^ sL '? Sangamon st. , curbing, filling and paving Approved 358 

Hatted It" Snm i£ d r ana ^ \° £ hl ° 8L ' grading and P aving Approved 291 

Ha sted st., from Madison st. to Harrison st., grading and paving Approved 291 

Ha itttri «t" X™ SfW P f f- 1° £ ydia 8t -' curbing, fi lliQ S and paving Approved 291 

Maisted st., from Sophia st. to Fullerton av., grading and paving . Approved 133 

Harrison St., from Canal st. to Centre av., grading and pavfng. . . . . Approved 345 

Harrison st., from Campbell av. to Cicero ct„ filling.../:.... b Approved 233 

nKrf£.*«J?L' J* 1 B1 ™ e * 8land av - to Loomis St., grading and macadamizing Approved 137 

Hermitage av., from Polk st. to York st., filling Approved 103 

w^I e „ 8t-, i rom # ad ^ son 8t> t0 Adam s St., curbing, filling and macadamizing Approved 344 

Moyne av., from Harrison st. to DeKalb st., filling Approved 103 

Hnbbarri^V ^XLfiSS^ f- to Lake st curbing, grading and macadamizing.. . . .'.Approved 278 
t°v^ a £ H trom State st. to Calumet av., curbing, gradingand macadamizing.. Approved 337 

To«if *' l rom £ anal st " t0 Halst ed st., grading and paving . Approved 291 

Jackson st" %Z SSS2T ' t Ma * ket 8t " «"**■#, ^ding and paving A^rovS 337 

llckl™ It f. galsted st. to Hoyne av., curbing, gradingand macadamizing. ..Approved 323 
jtcks™ It" £™ SSfftfV 'o Ro< *well st., curbing, filling and maeadaming. .. .Approved 344 

t^SK b l pm S^te st. to Dearborn St., curbing, filling and paving ... .Approved 291 

SZ H- trom t> M ,f son 8t - t0 Carro11 av - curbing, grading and paving Approved 323 

Kendall St., from Polk st. to Taylor St., filling ..... Abbroved lot 

f ?£ It* w m GB »£jk t0 Halsted 8t - ^ding and paving J J J I J-." ." "J .Approved 291 

\llt ll" 5 etw t e -!2 £ lfth av - and Market St., curbing, filling and paving Approved 123 

\l\t 2" X° m F J^ h a T- to La Salle 8t - curbing, grading and paving. .? Approved 206 

\tlt 2" ?° m ? al8t ? d 8t - t0 Ashland av., grading and m cadamizing Approved 336 

llil It' &™ &£» 8 M° S . tate 8t - curbing, grading and paving.* AppiSJS 2oi 



Fifth av., from Van Buren st. to Taylor St., curbing, filling and paving Approved 291 

Flournoy st from Leavitt st. to Oakley av., filling . . . S Approved 103 

Flournoy st from Robey st. to Leavitt St., filling Approved 103 

Frank 1H St fmm AHorYianl- *■* XT. T> ' i. ° aUJUUTBU w 



L I sSiif II" IS™ A Ionroe "• t0 , Adams 8t - cur ^g and paving. ...":" . ! ^proved 102 

I Ja vir f «,? '45P m x? U11 ? C7 8t ; t0 ^. an Buren 8t " curbing, filling and paving Approved 344 

Leavitt st., from Harrison st. to Taylor st., filling. .... 6 Approved 104 

5 



XXX INDEX 



Lincoln av., from Wells at to Center St., eurmng, „ra 6 i macadamlziIlg . .Approved 344 
Lincoln si: fSm i£^V$£2Zii?&&£ nllini grading and m ^;. Appl . oved 34* 

Lincoln .t.r^^^^'^AV i SS^S^"'-"-"-''^^S 
SifeSSsonstSK^ 

M San St.', from Dearborn av. tc ,8 tote >st «« d mg and pavm -^^^ A ^ rove d 345 
Srt^rSTlnSaTt.t S££KE ^aWAndmae^am^g Approved ,n 

Pkulinast. from Polk st ^^^^^^'^^'^'^ti^^ Approved 337 

?ilk StiJfSmOanal at. to Hal8ted8t,|^mgand paving .....•■• ;; A ^ r0 yed 103 

Polk st. from Irving st. to Robey st., , nlling. . . . . . . . - ■ • - • • ^ ■ • • Approved 123 

1?*^^^^ ^^ Pa !. in . g .Approved l» 
gutters and macadamizing. • • •••••.•• ■ • • v ■ '' ••{'' Approved 344 

itonest. from Division st. to Banks ^ 8 ^ curing and flllmg ;;;;;;;; ...Approved 103 

Taylor st. , from Ashland av. to Wood St., filling. . .,...-. • Approved 302 

felt &EK^ 

Tbirty.thMsrftofn-^^^ 

Titoy-seventM^ 

Throop ^roT^ZTlio&tA^^-^iM^r^:^ and macadan, ^^ m 

S«sSnM^^ 1 

^^'■««^^.^ a ^^^^&V^&»^^k-"i ■•■Approved 323 

KS&KSBb ft', .SSlSJWs. Park av.f curoilg, grading and macad- ^^^ „. 
Union St., j?om g MkaiWsi:ioMiiwankee a-v.VViaducV, grading and macadam- ^^^ ^ 

Iis1:;IJeSSS«« 

J%&tt™^™*^X'^'^™»«" Approved *4 

WATER SERVICE PIPES. 

Approved 359 

Ada St., from Madison st. to Kinzie st •' ' Approved 359 

Adams st., from Oanal st. to Hoyne av •••;••;; Approved 336 

Palumet av., from Eighteenth st. to Twentieth st Approved 205 

rSSSet av. from Thirty-first st. to Thirty-second st. Approved 205 

OaluSet av! from Thirty-third st. to Thirty-second st /.V/. . . . . Approved 403 

pnna I st . from Lake st. to Kinzie st . •-■• Approved 21 

Centrlav. , from Blue Island av, to Twenty .second st v* 



INDEX. XXXI 



PAGE. 

Centre av., from Twelfth st. to Taylor st Approved 336 

Centre St., from Clark st. to Racine av Approved 417 

Chestnut St., from Rush st. to Pine st •. Approved 343 

Clark st., from North av. to Wells st Approved 206 

Clark st., from Twelfth st. to Twenty-second st Approved 336 

Clinton St., from Madison st. to Kinzie st Approved 344 

Clybourn av., from North av. to Racine av Approved 422 

Desplaines St., from Madison st. to Fulton st Approved 110 

Division St., from Milwaukee av. to river Approved 123 

Douglas a v., from South Park av. to eastern terminus Approved 403 

Egan av., from Cottage Grove av. to Lake av , Approved 403 

Eighteenth St., from Indiana av. to California av '. Approved 336 

Elizabeth st., from Lake st. to Indiana st " Approved 254 

Elizabeth St., from Madison st. to Lake st :.. Approved 359 

Ellis av., from Douglas av. to Egan av Approved 138 

Fifth av., from Monroe st. to Van Buren st; Approved 205 

Franklin st., from Van Buren st. to Harrison st Approved 422 

Fulton st., from Canal st. to S ngamon st Approved 359 

Halsted St., from Madison st. to Harrison st ~ Approved 403 

Honore St., from Madison st. to Adams st Approved 387 

Hubbard St., from Desolaines st. to Ashland av Approved 422 

Indiana av., from Twenty-ninth st. to Thirty-first st Approved 188 

Jackson St., from Halsted st. to Hoyne av Approved 344 

Jackson st., from Hoyne av. to Rockwell st Approved 387 

Jefferson st., from Madison st. to Kinzie st Approved 344 

Lake st., from Canal st. to Ashland av Approved 359 

Larrabee St., from Center st. to Webster av -. Approved 291 

La Salle St., from Adams st. to Van Buren st Approved 403 

La Salle st., from Chicago av. to Clark st Approved 359 

La Salle st., from Monroe st. to Adams st Approved 77 

Lincoln av., from Belden av. to Fullerton av Approved 205 

Lincoln St., from Adams st. to Jackson st Approved 278 

Loomis st., from Congress st. to Twelfth st Approved 403 

Loomis St., from Madison st. to Van Buren st Approved 359 

Michigan av., from River st. to Jackson st Approved 359 

Monroe St., from Seeley av. to Oakley av Approved 292 

Morgan st., from Madison st. to Harrison st Approved 417 

Noble st., from Indiana st. to Milwaukee av Approved 291 

Ontario St., from Clark st. to Pine st Approved 344 

Paulina St., from Lake st. to Chicago av , Approved 403 

Pine st., from Michigan st. to Huron st Approved 417 

Robey st., from Lake st. to Harrison st . Approved 403 

South Park a v., from Twenty second st. to Douglas av Approved 205 

Thirtieth St., from L. S. & M. S. R. R. to Prairie a v Approved 206 

Thirty-first st., from Cottage Grove av. to South Park av Approved 422 

Thirty-third st., from Cottage Grove av. to eastern terminus Approved 403 

Thirty-seventh St., from Cottage Grove av. to Lake av Approved 403 

Thirty-seventh st. , from Vincennes av. to Grand boulevard Approved 403 

Throop St., from Madison st. to Harrison st Approved 387 

Twelfth st., from Fourth av. to Michigan av. Approved 387 

Twenty-third st., from State st. to South Parkav Approved 387 

Twenty-fourth St., from State st. to South Parkav Approved 387 

Warren av., from Leavitt st. to Oakley av Approved 133 

Washington St., from Clinton st. to Halsted st Approved 264 

Wentworth av., from Twenty-ninth st. to Thirty-third st Approved 422 

Wesson st., from Chicago av. to Oak st Approved 264 

Wood at., from Van Buren st. to Harrison st Approved 864 



FIRE MARSHAL. 

Annual report for 1879 Filed 571 

Fire Departmen r, inspection of .*.'."..... .... .Accepted 322 

Report concerning certain buildings on Erie st Filed 454 

Report for quarter ending March 31, 1879. ... 'f&W 18 

Report for quarter ending June 30, 1879. " F # & W* 123 

Report for quarter ending October 1, 1879 .' . . ' Filed 242 



GAS INSPECTOR. 

Report for quarter ending May 12, 1879 g L. 18 

Report for quarter ending August 11, 1879 " ["]"*" G L 137 

Report for quarter ending November 10, 1879 Filed 261 

Street lamp burners, communication on G L. 454 



XXXII INDEX. 

HEALTH DEPARTMENT. 

PAGE. 

Annual report • • §• *£5" 5 l% 

Dead animals, on ordinance for removal of **• « u. it. ov 

Dead animals, on ordinance for removal of. r" m a" * #s . Sr oai 

Factory ordinance, asking more help for enforcing — H. « o. tt. «Mt> 

Scavenger work, asking additional appropriation for ... . .. . . . .Jud. 97 

Slaughtering houses, report covering ordinance concerning H. & V. K. jdb 

Varnish factory, on removal of a Filed 421 



INSPECTORS OF HOUSE OF CORRECTION. 

Annual report . Filed 387 

Report for quarter ending June 30, 1879 Filed 124 

Report for quarter ending October 1, 1879 Filed 242 

Report for quarter ending December 31, 1879. • • • • • • • • • -F^ed 38, 

Twenty-sixth st. and Blue Island av., communication concerning S. & A., W. D. 421 



INVITATIONS* 

Brighton Park, concert at Accepted 147 

Engine House No. 6, opening of Accepted 215 

Fire Department, inspection of. > • » • Accepted sit 

Fire-proof paint, test of on Oanalport av Accepted m 

Grant, Gen., attend reception of Accepted 242 

Masquerade of Turnverein Vorwaerts Accepted d»/ 

Nordwestlicher Schuetzenbund festival Accepted w 

Parnell, C. S., reception of Accepted 421 

Police Department, inspection of. Accepted 41/ 



MAYOR. 

Adams, F., appointment of as Corporation Counsel Con. in 14 

Adams, F., appointment of as Corporation Counsel Jud. 6bi 

Adams, F., appointment of to revise ordinances Con. in 4d7 

Annual message •• ; • * 

Baldwin, S. D., appointment of as Gas Inspector • V<> n - m f' 

Bathing houses, concerning * inance lio 

Benner, M., on removal of - ^lin'A «7 

Blom, John, appoinment of ■£■,„% i2o 

Boulevard on W. Adams St., etc .. .- . . * uea i&s 

Boulevard on W. Washington st t ^ on 

Cameron, C. S., appointment of • «{ u <*- M 

Cameron, C. S., appointment of • ir-i<5.' %Va 

City Hall^pilasters, etc -b i^2 at 

Clingen, W. J., appointment of. Police 67 

Concealed weapons, concerning • • • •-£ u ?' *g/ 

Crime in city, concerning 5w.wi mk 

Crime in citv, concerning i"i ia %a 

Curran, Wm., appointment of f^J 1° 

Delaney M. A., appointment of sscnoois jo 

Dog ordinance, concerning H"iL'Av wn 

Dunne, W. P., appointment of **■ & ~.\*»A kqa. 

Fire engines, contracts for •* ll . ea °** 

Flynn, Jeremiah, appointment of .Police b/ 

Forrester, R. H., appointment of .Con. in iw 

Franzen, M., appointment of ^ on - } n *£ 

Gurney, T. T., appointment of • V on ' in „ 

Gurney.'T.T.; appointment of Finance 357 

Hansbrough, P. M., appointment of '. • ....Con.m im 



INDEX. XXXIII 

PAGE. 

Hartnett, John, appointment of Con. in 335 

Jamieson E., appointment of , Con.' in 437 

Kersten, Geo. , appointment of. . . Police 421 

Kirkland, Alex., appointment of ; Con. in 42 

Loe wenthal, B., appointment of. Schools 77 

L. S. & M. S. R. R. tracks on Clark st Filed 262 

Macdonald, "Walter, appointment of Con. in 41 

Macdonald, "Walter, appointment of "... Con. in 438 

Mason, A. B. , appointment of. .Schools 77 

Meyer, Wm., appointment of 77.7 Police 131 

Mills, L. L., appointment of '.Con. in 19 

O'Donnell, S., appointment of -. ...... ".7 .'s Filed 123 

O'Donnell, S., appointment of. 7 7. 7 Con. in 321 

Onahan, "W. J., appointment of. .7.77 Con. in 19 

Pardons from House of Correction Filed 17, 25, 29, 41,49, 53, 61, 77, 101, 109 

121, 129, 137, 145, 153, 164, 169, 185 
193, 205, 213, 229, 241, 253, 261, 269 
277, 289, 297, 321, 333, 341, 355, 357 
369, 401, 413, 421, 437, 453, 461, 493 
, .„ 519, 537, 571, 577, 585, 606 

Parnell and Dillon, correspondence with Filed 369 

Pumping works, extension of. F. & W. 131 

Richberg, John C, appointment of. .Schools 78 

Rochford, James, appointment of. .... F. & W. 297 

Rubens, H, appointment of '.*.". .".* '.'.Schools 130 

Saloons, concerning time of closing , ." Licenses 297 

Sewerage bonds, concerning issue of. Filed 471 

Shorey, D. L., appointment of .- - ........ .".'.Schools 77 

Smoke nuisance, concerning ". 'y & "^ 321 

Standing Committees ' 5 

Steele & McMahon, claim of Pub. 401 

Stensland, P. O., appointment of ...."''.'.Schools 78 

Stewart av. tracks, concerning. . .R, R. 606 

Stiles, I. N., appointment of. Schools 78 

S wenie, D. J., appointment of - 7.7. ... . Con. in 262 

Veto of order concerning widening of State st '.' ......... Fiied 61 

Veto of order settle mortgage for Mrs. Loomis Filed 130 

Veto of ordinance repealing ordinance for opening White st Filed 130 

Veto of ordinance concerning concealed weapons Filed 170 

Veto of ordinance concerning Chicago & Western Indiana R. R Filed 178 

Veto of ordinance concerning Chicago & Western Indiana R. R '. '..Filed 606 

Veto of action concerning granite for City Hall Filed 181 

Veto of order pave Wesson st. by private contract Filed 189 

Veto of order repealing ordinance for paving Jackson st Filed 189 

Veto of resolution concerning confiscated meat Filed 213 

Veto of order pave W. Monroe st. by private contract .'.'...'.'.'.'.'.. .Filed 241 

Veto of order purchase site for police station, W. I) .".I' ! Filed 253 

Veto of ordinance concerning commitments to House of Good Shepherd.. .......... /Filed <>61 

Vet© of order pave W. Monroe St., etc Filed 269 

Veto of resolution concerning release of judgment against Thos. Mackin. . ........ .."..Filed 269 

Veto of ordinance repealing ordinance for improvement of Elizabeth st Filed 341 

Veto of ordinance amending building ordinance Filed 357 

Veto of order for armory on Lake Park Filed 437 

Veto of certain appropriations 7.777777 ! Filed 539 

Veto of certain appropriations 7777.77 !!!. Filed 570 

Veto of ordinance concerning Chicago Steam Co .Filed 594 

Visit of Terre Haute Council Filed 154 

Wallace, L. D., appointment of. Police 67 

Waller, C. S., appointment of. S. & a. 3 j>. 20 

Walsh, David, appointment of Police 19 

Water tax on charitable institutions . .... ........Filed 189 

Whalen, Wm., appointment of Police 67 



OFFICIAL BONDS. 

Adams, Francis, Corporation Counsel Approved 17 

Adams, Francis, Corporation Counsel Approved 417 

Baldwin, S. D., Gas Inspector , Approved 321 

Benner, M., Fire Marshal 7 . .Approved 104 

Blom, John, Clerk Police Court, W. D Approved 110 

Cameron, Chas.S., Prosecuting Attorney Approved "9 

Cameron, Chas. S., Prosecuting Attorney ' Annrovprl dl7 

Clingen, W. J., Clerk Police Court, S. D //^Approved 123 

Felton, Chas. E., Superintendent of House of Correction Auurovprl 3«q 

Flynn, J, Bailiff Police Court, S.D 7 7 Approved 123 

6 



XXXIV 



INDEX 



PAGE. 

Franzen, M., Oil Inspector ISSoved 15 

Grinnell, J. S, City Attorney. tSvIa 25 

Gurney.T.T., City Oomptro ler Amoved 401 

Gurney, T. T„ City Comptroller iXnvS 188 

Hansbrough, P.M., Bailiff Police Court, N.D i P £™vPd ! 

Harrison, C. H., Mayor tSKSJId 385 

Hartnett, John, Pound Keeper, W. D tffived 4 

Howard, P. J., City Clerk tSSXISS ail 

Kersten, Geo. Clerk Police Court N. D fEved 50 

Kirkland, Alex., Superintendent of Buildings K^ e i J£ 

Macdonald, W., City Sealer PP Polioe 154 

Meyer, Wm., Clerk Police Court, N. D A ™Sd 164 

Meyer Wm. Clerk Police Court, N.D.., iSSSvSd 29 

Mills, L. L., Inspector House of Correction . . . .. .. • iKSXKS 1% 

O'Donnell, Simon, Deputy Superintendent of Police a!£™!5 Si 

O'Donnell, Simon, Superintendent of Police tSSovS § 

Onahan, W. J., City Collector tKved 4 

Seipp, W. C, City reasurer tSSSJSd 271 

Swenie.D. J., Fire Marshal ..... tEved 26 

Waller, C. S., Commissioner Public Works tSSJoJed 110 

Whalen, Wm., Bailiff Police Court, W. D Approved liu 



ORDERS. 



Alderman first ward, concerning special election of. ..... • • 

Alley to Thirty-third st., between Forrest av. and Calumet av., 

extending. ... • • • • • • • 

Alley to Thirty-third st., between S. Park av. and Calumet av 

extending 

Alley in rear of Wieland St.. extending 

Alleys, for ordinance concerning 

Armory, giving use of to Sixteenth Batallion 

Angus, John, pay for work ©n City Hall 

Ballard, Aid., concerning seat of 

Bathing places, concerning signs at _ 

Baxter, Doctor, concerning pay for services 

Bell telephone in City Clerk's office 

Berberich, Chas., compensate for injuries. . . . — 

Bohman, J., and M. Weishaar, compensation for damages 

Bridge over river at Jackson st 

Bridge over river at Fourteenth st 

Bride over entrance of La Salle st. tunnel 

Bridge-gate at Lake st. bridge ' 

Burns, Thos., compensate for horse 

Carroll, Bridget, pay for injuries — -.•••• • • • • • ■ — 

Cindering alley in block 29, Wolcott's Add., by private contract. . .. 

Cindering Ashland av., from Archer av. to Thirty-ninth st 

Cindering N. Halsted st. by private contract 

Census of city, concerning 

City employes, payment of 

City Hall, stop work on, pending investigation 

City Hall, concerning work on 

City Hall, concerning appointment of Superintendent of 

City Hall, concerning bill of experts examining 

Closing city offices on election day 

Closing city offices November 12. . . . -/.-.. 

Cleaning ditches in Fifth and other Wards 

Cleaning sewers, concerning 

Comptroller, concerning accounts on books of. 

Contracts and proposals for certain streets, concerning 

Council, rules of. 

Council, unfinished business of • • 

Council proceedings, quarterly indexing of. 

Crossing on Cornelia st • • • • v • • • • • • • 

Crossing at intersection of Lake and Fairfield sts 



2 © 

150 
303 

327 

477 

573 

440 

583 

57 

117 

63 

309 

247 

198 

343 

350 

196 

104 

157 

396 

503 

405 

56 

66 

32 

44 

65 

125 

227 



156 



277 



150 



117 



154 



156 



141 



INDEX. 



XXXV 



ORDERS— {continued.) 



Crossing over Lineoln st., corner of Ellen st 

Curb walls on Bremer st 

Curb walls on Dearborn st. and Randolph st 

Curb walls on Wesson st 

Ditches in Fifth Ward, improve 

Dog ordinance, concerning 

Drains on Ontario st 

Drains and water on W. Monroe st 

Egan av,, concerning condition of 

Emerald st. , changing name of 

Engine house near Ashland av.. . 

Engine house, corner Ashland av. and Jane 3t 

Engine house, corner Ashland av. and Jane st , 

Engine house near Ogden av 

Engine house on Ogden av., concerning bids for. 

Estimates for 1880, concerning 

Excavation under alley in block 42, O. T 

Filling Centre av., from Taylor st. to Twelfth st 

Filling Flournoy St., concerning assessment for 

Filling and grading Ly tie st 

Filling Oakley st 

Filling Stone st., concerning assessment for. . 

Filling Stone st 

Filling Stone St., concerning repeal of ordinance for. . 

Filling over sewer in W. Harrison st 

Filling Whiting St., from Wells st. to Market st 

Filling for protection of sewers, concerning 

Filling quarry holes near Western av 

Fire hydrant corner Town st. and North av. , 

Flagman on crossing of Augusta and Rucker sts 

Flagman on Laughton st. crossing 

Footbridge over Egan av. canal 

Foote, Peter, pay for services 

Fullerton av. conduit, concerning 

Fullerton av. conduit, concerning the completion of 

Frahm, H., rebate on saloon license 

Gaffney , Bridget, pay compensation , 

Gas, concerning price of .-.-, 

Gas on Barber st., concerning assessment for , 

Gas on Brown st , 

Gas on Burlington st 

Gas on Curtis st 

Gas on Division st , 

Gas on Elston av 

Gas on Emma st and Wade st , 

Gas on W. Fifteenth st 

Gas on Fourth st 

Gas on Frank st 

Gas on Laflin st 

Gas on Laflin st 

Gas on Lincoln st 

Gas on Lincoln St., from Lake st. to Hubbard St.. . '. '. '. '. '. '. 

Gas on Ruble st 

Gas on String st .'........'. 

Gas on sundry streets in North Division 

Gas on Wesson st 

Gas Companies, concerning contracts with.............. 

Grade of north approach to Halsted st. viaduct 

Hack stand under Milwaukee av. viaduct 

Hack stand on S. Canal st 

Hay market, for cleaning "... 

Hay market, N. D., lease of. 

Hill, Mary, compensate for injuries 

Hoos, John, pay for raising buildings 

Hoos, John, amending order to pay for raising building. 
Horse railway to Lawndale, extending. 
Improvement of Adams st. and Oakley 
Improvement of Archer av.... 
Improvement of Ashlandav... 
Improvement of Ashland av. . . 
Improvement of Ashland av . . . 

Improvement of Bremer st 

Improvement of California av. 
Improvement of California av, 
Improvement of California av. 



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257 








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475 




256 








256 




80 








15 


80 










216 












70 




271 








271 




308 








308 




138 








70 




271 








271 




334 








334 












565 












271 




271 








209 




209 








151 


219 


256 








441 




441 








309 






309 






334 




334 








334 




334 








220 




220 








364 












497 




497 








218 




218 








149 












70 


139 


139 








272 




27? 








334 




334 








65 












267 




267 








274 




274 








186 












267 




267 








66 




66 








151 


223 








223 


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272 








249 


400 








400 


129 












186 


400 


400 








186 


400 








400 


186 


400 








400 


18V 


400 


400 








31 


222 








222 


405 












30 




30 








223 




223 








326 




326 








363 




363 








400 












249 


400 








400 


223 












595 












405 












170 




170 








31 


105 


105 








255 




255 








404 




404 








405 




405 








157 




157 








63 




63 








129 




129 








186 


218 




218 






32 


267 


267 








353 




353 








292 


315 




315 






302 




302 








415 




415 








230 




230 








282 




282 








308 




308 








315 








1 





XXXVI 



INDEX, 



-PAGE.-- 



ORDERS— {continued) 



Improvement of Campbell av 

Improvement of Center st • 

Improvement of Center St., repeal of ordinance for 

Improvement of Center st • 

Improvement of certain streets • 

Improvement of Clark st 

Improvement of Clark st • 

Improvement of Clinton st 

Improvement of Clybourn av 

Improvement of Congress st 

Improvement of Desplaines st 

Improvement of Desplaines st • 

Improvement of Desplaines st • 

Improvement of Division St., repeal of ordinance for 

Improvement of Division St., repeal of ordinance for 

Improvement of Division st 

Improvement of Douglas av 

Improvement of Egan av 

Improvement of Eldridge ct 

Improvement of Elizabeth st 

Improvement of Ellis av., assessment for 

Improvement of Elllis av. ■ 

Improvement of Ellis av. and Thirty-seventh st 

Improvement of Ellis av 

Improvement of W. Erie st 

Improvement of Forrest av 

Improvement of Franklin st 

Improvement of Fifth av 

Improvement of Honore st 

Improvement of Honore st., postponing. 

Improvement of Hoyne av 

Improvement of Hoyne av. by private contract 

Improvement of Hubbard st 

Improvement of Hubbard st • 

Improvement of Hubbard st., Ohio st. and Desplaines st 

Improvement of Jackson St., repealing ordinance for 

Improvement of Jackson st 

Improvement of W. Jackson st 

Improvement of W. Jackson st 

Improvement of Jefferson st 

Improvement of Jefferson st 

Improvement of Lake st 

Improvement of Lake st 

Improvement of Larrabee st 

Improvement of Larrabee st., assessment for 

Improvement of N. La Salle st., repealing ordinance for 

Improvement of Lincoln av *. 

Improvement of Lincoln av. by private contract 

Improvement of Lincoln st 

Improvement of Lincoln st 

Improvement of Lincoln st 

Improvement of Loomis st 

Improvement of Loomis st 

Improvement of Loomis st 

Improvement of W. Madison st 

Improvement of May st ■ 

Improvement of W. Monroe st. by private contract 

Improvement of Morgan st 

Improvement of Noble st 

Improvement of Ogden av., by private contract 

Improvement of W. Ohio st 

Improvement of Ohio St., by private contract 

Improvement of Paulina st - 

Improvement of Prairie av 

Improvement of Prairie av 

Improvement of W. Randolph st 

Improvement of River st ■ 

Improvement of River St., concerning contract for 

Improvement of Robey st 

Improvement of Sedgwick st 

Improvement of Sheldon st., assessment for 

Improvement of Sheldon st., proposals for 

Improvement of Sherman st 

Improvement of intersection of Sixteenth and Halsted sts. 
Improvement ©f South Park av., repeal of ordinance for. . . . 






149 
364 
282 
282 
585 
282 
250 
553 
250 
267 
218 
302 
441 
31 
307 
403 
308 
28 
63 
463 
292 
302 
308 
477 
249 
474 
172 
475 
476 



217 



366 



318 



477 



246 



178 
302 

282 
308 

282 

254 
476 

309 

396 



477 



81 



327 



553 



554 



477 



455 
241 



464 
241 



316 
464 



47& 



INDEX 



XXXVII 



ORDERS— {continued.) 



Improvement of streets, concerning 

Improvement of streets, concerning 

Improvement of Thirty-first St., repeal of ordinance for. 

Improvement of Thirty-seventh st 

Improvement of Thirty-seventh st 

Improvement of Throop st 

Improvement of Twenty-second st 

Improvement of Twenty-fifth st ; 

Improvement of W. Twenty-sixth st 

Improvement of Van Buren st 

Improvement of Wabash av 

Improvement of "Warren av., by private contract 

Improvement of Washington st , 

Improvement of S. Water st 

Improvement of Wood st 

Kessler, Wm. and Edw., refiinding money for tools 

Korff, H., pay for injuries 

Kuehl, F., pay for dredging 

Kuhn, Frank, connect water mains 

Laborers, pay for laying water mains . ., — .... — 

Laborers on street, pay of. 

Lake Park, use of by Second Regiment, I. N. G 

Lamps on Ada st , 

Lamps on Blackhawk st 

Lamps at bridges , 

Lamps on Burling st 

Lamps on California av 

Lamps on California av 

Lamps on Cass st 

Lamps on Center st 

Lamps on Center st. and Russell st 

Lamps on Cly bourn av 

Lamps on Congress st 

Lamps on W. Eighteenth st 

Lamps on Finnell st 

Lamps on Groveland ct ; 

Lamps on Grov eland ct 

Lamps on Henry st 

Lamps on Iglehart pi 

Lamps on Kansas st. 



Lamps on Larrabee st 

Lamps on Michigan st 

Lamps on Milwaukee av 

Lamps* on Oak st., for ordinance for 

Lamps on Oak st 

Lamps on Racine av 

Lamps on Ruble st , 

Lamps on Sixteenth st , 

Lamps on sundry streets in Fifth Ward 

Lamps on sundry streets in Seventh Ward 

Lamps on Thirty-second st 

Lamps on Van Buren st 

Lamps on Van Buren st 

Lamps on Webster 

Lamps on Western av . ., 

Lamed, Francis, concerning abatement voucher 

Leasing land in block 87, S. S. Add 

Leasing end of La Salle st. to W. Dunning 

Lee & Abbott, bill for reporting City Hall investigation, 

Lighting streets on Goose Island 

Loomis, J. W., settle mortgage claim 

Loomis, E. J., concerning quit claim deed 

Lumber dealers, prosecution of 

Macadamize Ashland av , 

Macadamize California av - 

Macadamize Fifth av 

Macadamize Hastings st 

Macadamize N. La Salle st 

Macadamize Ohio st 

Macadamize Prairie av 

Macadamize S. Park av 

Macadamize S. Park av 

Macadamize Thirtieth st 

Macadamize Thirty-seventh st 

Market lot in block 90, concerning sale of 

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519 


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328 








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415 




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370 




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477 




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555 




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230 








197 




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88 




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217 








65 








557 








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200 




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267 








253 




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69 


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431 




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566 




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405 




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267 




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314 




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223 


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354 








272 




272 




583 








233 




233 




222 






222 


32 




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364 


475 






249 








64 




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15 


222 






30 


222 






14 


222 


222 




32 








30 


222 


222 




267 


400 






558 








148 




148 




463 




463 




257 




257 




265 




265 




408 




403 




124 




124 


130 


406 




406 




186 


286 




286 


476 








267 








14 


81 




81 


214 




214 




363 




368 




368 




363 




354 


364 


364 




197 




197 




440 




440 




185 


197 


197 




230 








307 




307 





438 



400 
223 



223 



475 



222 

222 



400 



130 



XXXVIII 



INDEX. 



ORDERS— (continued) 



Market on N. Wells st 

Monroe St., end of, for use of Second Regiment, I. N. G. 

Mosher's Centennial Photograph, concerning 

Muehlke, Mrs., compensate for lots 

Opening alley through Thirty-third st 

Opening alley north to Thirty-third st 

Opening alley in West Division 

Opening alley east of Rockwell st 

Opening Arnold st., purchase of lots for. 

Opening California av 

Opening Dudley st 

Opening Randolph st 

Orphan Asylum, fitting up hospital for 

Patrolmen on duty, concerning 

Paving Adams st 

Pavfng Canalport av 

Paving certain streets, proposals for 

Paving Clybourn av 

Paving Desplaines st. by private contract 

Paving Desplaines st 

Paving Desplaines st 

Paving Division st., assessment for 

Paving W. Eighteenth st 

Paving Fifth av 

Paving N. Halsted st 

Paving intersections of Halsted st. and Fullerton av.. . 

Paving N. Halsted st 

Paving W. Indiana st 

Paving Jackson st 

Paving Jackson st. by private contract 

Paving Lake st. by private contract 

Paving Lake st. by private contract 

Paving Lake st 

Paving La Salle st 

Paving La Salle st 

Paving Loomis st 

Paving Market st. by private contract 

Paving Market st. by private contract 

Paving Market st 

Paving Market st 

Paving Market st 

Paving Marble pi 

Paving Michigan st 

Paving W. Monroe st 

Paving W. Monroe st 

Paving Noble st. 

Paving Polk st. by private contract 

Paving Polk St., assessment for 

Paving River st • 

Paving Sherman st • ••••• — 

Paving street intersections with flagstone foundation. 

Paving Twentieth st 

Paving Twenty-sixth st 

Paving Washington St., by private contract 

Paving S Water St., ordinance for 

Paving N. Wells St., assessment for 

Paving Wentworth av 

Paving Wesson st 

Paving Wood st 

Planking Centre av 

Planking Centre av 

Planking Stewart av 

Planking Throop st 

Planking W. Twenty-second St., by private contract... 

Police station in West Division, site for 

Police station in West Division, site for 

Pool-table licenses, rebate on certain 

Pool-table licenses, for rebate on 

Quarry holes corner Ohio st. and Western av 

Kailroad bridge east of Rush st 

Railroad crossings, concerning — 

Railroad track on Morgan st 

Railroad tracks, filth on 

Railroad track on Redfield st 

Raising Madison st. bridge 



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478 
440 
399 
396 
303 
303 
475 
517 
142 
415 
186 
565 
366 
302 
81 
64 
114 
229 
31 
65 
124 
370 
125 
271 
56 
117 
271 
171 
154 
292 
32 
141 
230 
14 
229 
220 
113 
113 
230 
267 
361 
169 
82 
178 
265 
66 
32 
405 
148 
67 
187 
63 
44 
32 
64 
141 
364 
177 
415 
154 
404 
15 
154 
137 



476 



328 



218 



83 



188 



478 
503 



328 

475 



415 

565 
366 
302 
81 
64 
114 

31 
65 
124 
370 
125 
271 



218 



171 

163 
292 



230 



220 



196 
197 



190 



307 
229 
365 
150 
404 
247 
64 
364 
415 
440 



265 

217 

80 

405 

67 

250 

63 

79 
66 
141 
364 
177 



404 

81 

220 

137 

88 
307 



404 

247 

64 

364 

440 



270 



270 



196 

197 



190 



INDEX. 



ORDERS— {continued.) 



Rautman, H., concerning petition of 

Removing house corner Eighteenth and Canal sts 

Re-numbering streets in South Division 

Re-numbering streets in South Division 

Repair W. Jackson st 

Repair W. Madison st 

Repair May st • • • • • 

Repair Thirty-first st ... 

Repair Twentieth st 

Repair Twenty- second st 

Repair furniture in Council Chamber 

Ryan, Thos., compensation to • -■ 

Saloon licenses, rebate on certain 

School building on Elizabeth st 

School fund, investment of 

School fund, money to credit of 

School fund purposes, money for . 

School fund, money collected for 

School site corner Eugenie and Hammond sts 

School site corner Jackson st. and California av 

School site corner Kedzieav. and Walnut st 

School site corner Kedzie av. and Walnut st 

School site corner Oak and Bremer sts , 

School site corner Ohio and Bremer sts 

School site corner Ohio st. and Western av 

School site W. Thirteenth st 

School site corner Th irty-fif th and Wallace sts 

School tax fund, concerning 

Seipp Brewing Co., pay for paving 

Sewer on Ashland av 

Sewer on Ashland av 

Sewer on N. Ashland av 

Sewer on Blanche st 

Sewer on Boone st 

Sewer on Cottage Grove av 

Sewer on DeKalb st - 

Sewer on Holt av — 

Sewer on W. Jackson st 

Sewer on Flournoy st 

Sewer in Fourteenth ward 

Sewer on Kedzie av., cost of 

Sewer on Leavitt st , 

Sewer on Leavitt st . 

Sewer on Leavitt st 

Sewer on Mich igan av 

Sewer on Newton st. and Iowa st 

Sewer on North av . 

Sewer on Oakley av 

Sewers on certain treets in North Division 

Sewers in Seventh ward 

Sewer on Seventeenth st 

Sewer on Thirty-third st 

Sewer on Thirty-fifth st 

Sewer on Throop st. from terminus to Twenty-second st., extending 

Sewer on Throop st 

Sewer on Throop st., extending 

Sewer on Twenty-fifth st 

Sewer on N. Wood st 

Sewers, construction of. 

Sidewalk on Albany av 

Sidewalk on Albany av., ordinance for 

Sidewalk on Arlington st 

Sidewalk on Armitage av 

Sidewalk on Arthington st 

Sidewalk on Ashland av 

Sidewalk on Blucher st 

Sidewalk on Boone st 

Sidewalk on Butler st 

Sidewalk on California av 

Sidewalk on Carroll av 

Sidewalk on Centre av 

Sidewalk on Chicago av 

Sidewalk on Cicero ct 

Sidewalk on Clinton st 

Sidewalk on Columbia st 









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461 








265 


395 




395 






474 


555 




555 






315 












476 






476 






303 




303 








267 












567 




567 








70 




70 








133 




133 








65 




65 








65 




65 








66 




66 








353 




353 








354 












463 




463 








314 




314 








149 


314 


314 
322 




322 




110 




110 








72 




72 








16 


72 




72 






133 




133 








236 




236 








404 




404 








328 












15 


87 


87 








231 


316 


316 








556 




556 








271 


316 








316 


232 


316 


316 








517 




517 








232 


316 


316 








186 


218 








218 


231 


316 


316 








517 




517 








327 












363 




363 








256 


274 


274 








316 












404 












517 












15 


86 


86 








186 




186 








440 


556 


556 








30 












308 












154 




154 








517 












196 




196 








154 




154 








220 




220 








256 




256 








145 












366 




366 








65 




65 








15 












31 


86 


86 








219 












404 












151 












303 




303 








16 


86 


86 








404 




404 








187 


197 


197 








474 


555 


555 








187 


220 


220 








558 




558 








308 




308 








219 




2i y 








178 




178 









455 



XL 



INDEX 



ORDERS— {continued.) 



Sidewalk on Congress st. ... 

Sidewalk on Dashiel st 

Sidewalk on Davis st 

Sidewalk on Dobbin st 

Sidewalk on Eigh teenth st 

Sidewalk on Elizabeth st 

Sidewalk on Elkgrove st . * ■ 

Sidewalk on Elston av 

Sidewalk on F st : • 

Sidewalk on Fifth av. and Harrison st 

Sidewalk on certain streets in Fifth ward 

Sidewalk on certain streets in Fifth ward 

Sidewalk on Forrest av 

Sidewalk on Fourth av • • • 

Sidewalk on sundry streets in Fourth ward 

Sidewalk on Franklin st 

Sidewalk on Fullerton av — 

Sidewal k on Fullerton av 

Sidewalk on Granger st 

Sidewalk on Harrison st 

Sidewalk on Haynes ct • 

Sidewalk on Hoyne av 

Sidewalk on W. Huron st 

Sidewalk on W. Indiana st 

Sidewalk on W. Jackson st 

Sidewalk on Johnson pi 

Sidewalk on Kossuth st 

Sidewalk on Lake st 

Sidewalk on Langley st. 

Sidewalk on Lincoln st 

Sidewalk on Lincoln st 

Sidewalk on Lincoln st 

Sidewalk on Lincoln st. and Wood st. . 

Sidewalk on Lock st 

Sidewalk on Looniis st 

Sidewalk on McDermott st • 

Sidewalk on W. Madison st 

Sidewalk on W. Madison st 

Sidewalk on Michigan av .* • • • 

Sidewalk on Milwaukee av 

Sidewalk on Mulligan st 

Sidewalk on Oakley av 

Sidewalk on Oakley st 

Sidewalk on Oakley st., Taylor st. and Jackson st. . . 

Sidewalk on Oakley st 

Sidewalk space on Ohio st 

Sidewalk on Paulina st 

Sidewalk on Paulina st • 

Sidewalk on Portland av 

Sidewalk on Prairie av 

Sidewalk on Quincy st 

Sidewalk on Sacramento St.. 

Sidewalk on Sigel st 

Sidewalk on South Park av 

Sidewalk on Taylor st 

Sidewalk on Taylor st • 

Sidewalk on Thirty first st 

Sidewalk on Thirty-first st 

Sidewalk on Thirty-third st 

Sidewalk on Thirty-eighth st 

Sidewalk on Tinkham av 

Sidewalk on Tolman st 

Sidewalk on Twenty-fourth st 

Sidewalk on Twenty-fourth st 

Sidewalk on Twenty-fifth st 

Sidewalk on Twenty-sixth st 

Sidewalk on Vanhorn st 

Sidewalk on Washington st >• 

Sidewalk on W. Washington st 

Sidewalk on Wentworth av. and Wallace st 

Sidewalk on Western av ..... - 

Sidewalk on Wilcox av 

Sidewalk on Wilcox av 

Special assessments, rebates on 

Special assessments, parties entitled to rebates on , 



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566 

31 

354 

272 

66 

250 

365 

201 

32 

80 

142 

142 

405 

32 



219 



317 



196 
196 



16 

343 

80 

405 

15 

15 

31 

31 

142 

566 

149 

63 

66 

292 

326 

565 

455 

250 

405 

15 

250 

63 

65 

63 

556 

232 

316 

404 

478 

64 

363 

249 

446 

65 

476 



187 
250 

32 
405 

14 
178 

31 
186 

77 
201 

63 

63 
455 

66 
187 

15 
308 
150 
578 

16 

16 



354 

272 



365 
201 

80 
196 
196 
405 

335 

186 



80 
405 



196 



82 



317 



317 

81 



196 

5b6 

218 
82 



326 

565 



405 



555 
79 



87 



231 



82 
556 



a 
a 
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219 



317 



363 



218 



317 
317 



556 



478 
64 
363 
249 
446 

555 

79 
187 
250 

81 
405 

80 
178 

87 
186 

77 
231 



556 

187 
81 
308 
219 
578 
138 



70 



138 



INDEX, 



XLI 



ORDERS— {continued.) 



State st., buildings on 

Steele & McMahon, judgment against 

Street signs on lamp posts 

Suspending city work on election day, June 2 

Telegraph poles and wires, concerning 

Union Park, concerning land for extending 

Vehicles, ordinance licensing 

Viaduct on Chicago ay., cost of. 

Viaduct on W. Harrison St., cost of. . . 

Viaduct at Twelfth St., concerning 

Viaduct at Sangamon St., concerning 

Watchman at crossing on Augusta and Rucker sts. . 

Water mains, appropriation for , 

Water mains, expenditure for extending 

Water main to school site on Wallace St., extending 

Water tax, extending collection of 

Water on Bickerdike sq 

Water on Beers st 

Water on Cornelia st -. 

Water and sewers on Calumet av . . . 

Water on Elkgrove st 

Water on Elkgrove st 

Water on Ellis av 

Water on W. Fourteenth st 

Water on Garibaldi st 

Water on Garibaldi st 

Water on Holt st 

Water on Lincoln av 

Water on Lincoln st , 

Water on Lowe av 

Water on North av 

Water on Oakst 

Water ©n Peterson st 

Water on N. Robey st , 

Water on Rountree st 

Water on Sixteenth st. and Vanhorn st , 

Water on Sixteenth st. and Thirteenth pi , 

Water on Twenty-first st 

Water on Twentieth st 

Water on W. Van Buren st , 

Water on W. Washington st 

Water on Wilcox av , 

Water on 1ST. Wood st 

Widening State st., assessment for 

Widening State St., assessment for 

Widening Thirty- third st 



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571 






418 




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31 










440 




440 






53 


114 


114 






475 










308 




308 






334 




334 






354 










65 




65 






16 










'242 




242 






16 


33 


33 






557 




557 






326 




326 






187 


285 


285 






517 










16 


72 


72 






474 




474 






186 


286 




286 




250 










474 




474 






405 




405 






44 


72 


72 






63 


172 


172 






271 










229 










363 




363 






231 










171 




171 






362 


477 








186 


285 




285 




186 


285 




285 




267 










236 




236 






272 




272 






172 


285 


285 






172 




172 






308 










474 










150 


219 


219 






16 


72 




72 




56 




56 


61 


61 


62 


354 






396 


303 


327 


327 







477 



354 



ORDINANCES. 



GENERAL. 



Annulling assessments for improving Michigan St., Lake st. and 

Polk st 

Appropriations for 1880 

Appropriations for 1880 

Appropriations for 1880 

Appropria tion for Heal th Department, additional 

Artesian av., repeal ordinance for opening 

Barbed wire, prohibiting use of 

Bonds,; or issue of. . 

Bonds, for issue of ................ 

Boulevard, Michigan av. and Douglas av 



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101 




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442 


445 


527 


539 




539 


571 






104 




104 


395 






583 






464 




464 


471 




471 


22 







571 



22 



XLI1 



INDEX 



ORDI NANCES— \contimid) 



Boulevard, Michigan av. and Douglas av 

Boulevard, Michigan av. and Douglas av 

Boulevard, streets in North Division 

Boulevard, streets in North Division 

Boulevard, Dearborn av 

Boulevard, Dearborn av • ■ • • • • 

Boulevard, W. Washington st 

Boulevard, W. Washington St., repealing • 

Boulevard, W. Washington st 

Boulevard, W. Adams st ,. ... , ••-■;. y- ; -v \\ 

Bremer St., changing name to Wilton av 

Bridges, amend ordinance concerning 

Buildings, amend ordinance concerning 

Buildings, amend ordinance concerning 

Buildings, amend ordinance concerning 

Buildings, amend ordinance concerning • 

Calumet av., repeal ordinance for paving. :•:•••••• 

o!ttS. repealing ordinance concerning driving of 

Centre av., annul assessment for improving 

Center st., annul assessment for improving.. 

Chestnut st., repeal ordinance for improving. 

Chicago & Milwaukee Telegraph Co., concerning 

Chicago Sugar Refining Co., concerning 

Chicago & Western Indiana R. R. Co. •• 

Chicago & Western Indiana R. R. Co 

Chicago & Western Indiana R. R. Co 

Chicago Steam Co., concerning 

Chicago Steam Co., concerning .... •••••• 

Civ bourn av., repealing ordinance improving .. 

Compressed air pipes in streets 

Concealed weapons, concerning carrying 

Concealed weapons, concerning carrying 

Concealed weapons, concerning carrying 

Council committees, appointment or •• 

Dead animals, removal of. . . . • .'WW 

Delinquent assessments, return ot ; 

Dock lines east of Rush st 

Dogs, amend ord inance concerning - • • • • • • 

Douglas av., repeal ordinance for improvement of. 

Eighteenth st. bridge, raising approaches to : : • • 

Elections for 1880 v •••-•••" ' "".... 

Election for Alderman First Ward 

Elevated railways, concerning. .- • • • 

Elizabeth st., repeal ordinance improving 

Emerald av. , changing name of. . ..... . • • * ■ ' ; 

Factories and workshops, inspection ot 

Fire limits, amend 

son st : 

Gas, to be put in streets before paving. 

Gas concerning applications to lay mams for 

Gas meters, amend, ordinance concerning 

Gas inspection, amend ordinance tor 

Gas, concerning price of 

Garbage and ashes, removal ot - 

riT-nrlp on Ellis av.. establishing. ..: w:\ 



32 

30 
583 
30 
501 
22 
153 
198 
50 
201 
169 
15 
139 
149 
365 
188 
22 
148 
537 
413 
353 
495 
142 
181 
567 
274 
594 
364 
66 
161 
201 
437 
10 
50 
538 
431 
493 
337 
520 
488 
154 
227 
337 
328 
149 
142 
440 

242 

553 
553 
343 

318 
209 
440 



50 
501 



53 



580 



596 



89 



90 



72 
191 



139 
153 



314 



520 

72 



355 



188 
138 



537 



141 



520 



150 



141 



175 



139 

249 






Grades on N. Franklin st 

Lincoln Park • ■ ■ • • • • • ■ • • • • 

Harrison st. to Polk st 



Grade on Sherman st 

KteTst SopliTstfto Fuilerton av.7 repealing ordinance for im ; 

garrKP^^^ 

Horse railw^t^B on B^hV^thrt\;Vetwem State st. and Wa 

bashav., removal of ••••:••.•:••••; 

Horse railway on N. State st. and Division st • • • • • • ■ • 



585 
162 



518 



286 
284 



62 



553 



224 



Horse railway on W. Chicago av . 

Horse railway on Indiana av., for double track. - •;,•■.•••• 

Horsl railway companies to pave with cobble stones, authorizing. 



571 
497 
197 

27 

18 

271 

110 
337 

308 

139 
475 
214 

187 



172 
181 
596 

582 
594 



161 



538 



519 
337 



154 
337 



247 
581 



242 
553 



209 

580 



497 
197 



397 
170 



181 



594 



170 



227 
341 



341 



316 



500 
231 



80 
316 



110 
337 



139 
522 



164 



INDEX. 



XLIII 



-page.- 



ORDINANCES— (">»'««^-) 



Horse railway cars on Randolph St., to run all night 

Horse ears, regulating number of passengers to be carried in 

Horses, regulating sale of on streets 

Hours of labor, regulating 

House of Correction, concerning 

House of Correction, concerning 

House of the Good Shepherd, authorizing commitments to — . 

Hoyne st., repealing ordinance for improving 

Indiana St., repealing ordinance for improving. . . , 

Jonathan Burr Fund, investing 

Junk dealers, amend ordinance concerning 

Junk dealers, concerning 

Kansas St., changing name of , 

Lake park, giving control of to South Park Commissioners 

Lane pi., repeal ordinance opening. 

La Salle st., repeal ordinance for improvement of 

Licensing certain vocations 

Loomis st., repeal ordinance for macadamizing 

Lumber yards, concerning 

Lumber yards, concerning .' 

Marble pi., repeal ordinance to pave .• 

Mayor to perform duties of Commissioner of Public "Works tempora- 
rily 

Meat, concerning condemned 

Meat, concerning condemned 

Morgan st., repealing ordinance opening 

Noble st., repealing ordinance improving 

Nuisances, amend ordinance concerning 

Nuisances, amend ordinance concerning \ 

Number streets in South Division on decimal system 

Ohio st., repealing ordinance for improving 

Pacific av., repealing ordinance for improving 

Park av., repealing ordinance for improving 

Paulina St., repealing ordinance for improving 

Pawn brokers, amend ordinance concerning 

Pipes in public streets, concerning 

Police Court Clerk, South Division, establishing office of 

Police Court, South West Division, establishing 

Pool tables, repealing ordinance concerning 

Pound limits, W. D., concerning 

Railroad track on N. Water st. and Illinois st., authorizing 

Railroad track across Thirty-fifth st., near river 

Railroad track on Ullman st. and Waterville st 

Railroad track on Ullman st. and Waterville st 

Railroad track on Clark St., removal of, etc 

Railroad track on Clark st., removal of, etc 

Railroad track on Maxwell St., Dodge st. and Mitchell St., Munger & 
Wheeler 

Railroad track on Grove st., W. H. Swett & Co 

Railroad track on Grove St., E. L. Hedstrom & Co 

Railroad track on Main st., north of Cologne st 

Railroad track across Twenty-second st., T. W. Harvey 

Railroad track across Ashland av., C, B. & Q. R. R 

Railroad track on Hawthorne av. , C. & P. R. R 

Railroad tracks across Twenty-second St., Twenty-third st., Twenty- 
fourth st. and Twenty-fifth St., L. S. & M. S. R. R 

Railroad tracks on Twenty-second St., Union Planing Mill Co 

Robey St., repealing ordinance for improving t 

Saloons, prohibiting concerts in 

Saloons, prohibiting disreputable women from congregating in 

Saloon license fee 

Scavengers, concerning 

Scavengers, concerning 

School site, corner Walnut st. and Kedzie av, 

Sealer of Weigh ts and Measures, fees of. 

Seco id-hand dealers, concerning 

Second-hand dealers, concerning , 

Second-hand dealers, concerning 

Seymour St., repealing ordinance for opening 

Sidewalk space on Chestnut st., from Rush st. to Pine st. 



Sidewalk space on Division St., Clark st. to Lake Shore drive. , 

Sidewalk space on Grant st 

Sidewalk space on Ohio St., Pine st. to St. Clair st 

Sidewalk suace on N. Park av., from Clark st. to Fullerton av. 
Slaughtering houses, location of 



224 



149 



394 



497 



520 



219 



581 



497 
537 

317 " 578 



138 
335 

261 



350 



209 



318 



347 



49 
261 



214 



257 



474 



474 



455 



284 
284 



224 

366 



XLIV 



INDEX. 



ORDINANCES— {continued.) 



Springer's Pneumatic Light, concerning 

Stone St., repeal ordinance for improving — 

Streets, amending ordinance concerning 

Streets, amending ordinance concerning. 

Street inspectors, repealing ordinance concerning 

Streets, advertise for improv ement of 

Streets, i mprov ement of, by private contract 

Street laborers, regulating pay of. 

Taxes for current year . . 

Taxes, purchase lots for delinquent . 

Taxes of 1873 and 1874, concerning personal 

Taxes, expenditure of money received for 

Telegraph lines of B. & O. R. R : 

Thirtieth St., repealing ordinance for opening 

Thirtieth st., repealing ordinance for improving 

Thirty-first st., repealing ordinance for improving 
Thirty-third st., repealing ordinance for widening. . . . 
Thirty-second st., repealing ordinance for widening.. 

Twelfth st., repealing ordinance for widening 

Union Park, giving to W. Park Commissioners 

Union St., repeal ordinance for improving 

Van Buren st., repeal ordinance for paving 

Viaduct at foot of Randolph st 

Water rates, levying 

Water taxes, concerning ; 

Water taxes, concerning 

Water rates, levying 

Water taxes, remitting, on charitable institutions . . . 

Water taxes, remitting, in certain cases 

Water taxes, remitting, in certain cases 

Water mains to be laid in alleys .•••• 

Weights and Measures, amend ordinance concerning. 

White St., repealing ordinance for opening 

Winchester av., repealing ordinance for opening 

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104 




104 








14 












186 


285 




389 






397 






523 






585 




585 








188 




188 








245 


415 


503 






481 


232 












246 




246 








417 




417 








337 


364 


364 








360 


399 


399 








272 


328 


328 








354 




354 








71 




139 








415 












577 












18 


28 


28 








416 


477 










146 


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249 








284 












47? 




494 








538 




579 








189 




189 








207 












369 












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Bissell st. , from Center st. to Sophia st 

California av., from Madison st. to Monroe st 

Cass st., from Superior st. to Chicago av 

Center St., from Fremont st. to Bissell st 

Congress st., from Aberdeen st. to Centre av 

Groveland park, on - ■ • • • • •: 

Halsted St., from Belden av. to Fullerton av 

Laflin st., from Adams st. to Jackson st 

Lumber st., from Twelfth st. to Stephenson st... 
Monroe st., from California av. to Barry Point rd, 

O'Brien St., from Union st. to Jefferson st 

Sixteenth st., from Morgan st. to Brown st , 



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147 
347 
235 
270 
326 
147 
255 
282 
147 
235 
102 



147 
347 
235 
270 
326 
147 
255 
282 
147 
235 
102 



INDEX. 



XLV 



OPENINGS, WIDENINGS AND EXTENSIONS. 



Alley through block 59, Sec. 7, T. 39 N. R. 14, E 

Artesian av. (repealing) * .. 

California av., from Madison st. to Warren av 

Douglas av., from Forrest av. to Indiana av , 

Groveland Park av., from northern terminus to Twenty- eighth st 

Lane pi. (repealing) , 

Madison St., from California av. to Kedzie av . . . : '. 

Morgan st., to Milwaukee av. (repealing) 

Morgan st., to Milwaukee a v 

Seymour st. (repealing) 

Thirtieth St., from Prairie av. to South Park av. (repealing) 

Thirty-third St., from South Park av. to Indiana av. (repealing).... 

Thirty-third St., from Forrest av. to South Park av , 

Thirty-seventh St., from Brown's subd. to Indiana av. (repealing). 

Thirty-seventh St., from Brown's subd. to Grand boulevard 

Twenty-first St., from Union st. to Jefferson st 

Vernon av., to Thirty-fifth st , 

Vernon av., f om Thirty-seventh st. to Egan av 

Vernon av., from Graves' subd. to Thirty-first st 

"Winchester av., from Harrison st. to Polk st. (repealing) 

White st. (repealing) : 



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PRIVATE DRAINS. 



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Ada St., from Madison st. to Kinzie st 

Adams St., from Irving av. to Oakley av 

Adams St., from Robey st. to Hoyne av 

Calumet av., from Eighteenth st. to Twentieth st 

Calumet av., from Thirty-first st. to Thir ty- second st 

Calumet av., from Thirty-third st. to Douglas av 

Centre av., from Taylor st. Twelfth st 

Center st., from Clark st. to Racine av 

Chestnut St., from Rush st. to Pine st 

Clark St., from North av. to N. Wells st 

Clark st., from Twelfth st. to Twenty-second st 

Cly bourn av., from North a v. to Racine av 

Cly bourn av., from Racine av. to Fullerton av 

Division St., from Milwaukee av. to river 

Egan av., from Cottage Grove av. to Lake av 

Eighteenth st., from Indiana av. to California av 

Elizabeth St., from Lake st. to Indiana st 

Elizabeth St., from Madison st. to Lake st 

Ellis av., from Douglas av. to Egan av 

Franklin St., from Adams st. to Van Buren st 

Halsted st., from Belden av. to Fullerton av 

Honore st., from Madison st. to Adams st 

Hubbard ct., from State st. to Michigan av 

Indiana av., from Twenty-ninth st. to Thirty-first st. 

Jackson st., from Halsted st. to Hoyne av 

Jackson St., from Hoyne av. to Rockwell st 

Larrabee st. , from Center st. to Webster av 

Lincoln av., from Belden av. to Fullerton av 

Lincoln st., from Adams st. to Jackson st 

Lincoln St., from Adams st. to Chicago av 

Lincoln St., from Jackson st. to Ogden av 

Loomis St., from Congress st. to Twelfth st 

Market St., from Adams st. to Van Buren' st 

Monroe st., from Robey st. to Oakley av 

Morgan St., from Madison st. to Harrison st 

Noble st., from Indiana st. to Milwaukee av 

Paulina st , from Lake st. to Chicago av 

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324 
254 
324 
291 
195 
195 
324 
326 
347 
234 
346 
346 
422 
111 
418 
291 
255 
324 
132 
300 
122 
345 
300 
171 
326 
346 
270 
234 
255 
346 
338 
346 
291 
282 
388 
255 
346 



XLVI 



INDEX 



PRIVATE DRAINS— {continued.) 



r-PAGK- 



Peckct., from State st. to Michigan ay........... 

Prairie av., from Thirty-first st. to Thirty-third st 

Robey St., from Lake st. to Harrison st 

Thirtieth st., from State st. to Prairie av ........_ 

Thirty-third st., from Cottage Grove av. to eastern termmns 

Thirty-seventh st., from Cottage Grove a v. to Lake av. 

Thirty-seventh St., from Vincennes av. to South Park houlevard 

Throop st., from Madison st. to Harrison st 

Twenty-third st., from State st. to South Park av 

Twenty-fifth St., from State st. to Prairie av • 

Twenty-fifth St., from Prairie av. to Calumet av . 

Warren av. , from Leavitt st . to Oakley av • [ JgS 

"Wood St., from Van Buren st. to Harrison st - 



255 



300 
147 
346 
234 
346 
418 
418 
338 
300 
300 
102 
122 
255 



SIDEWALKS. 



Aberdeen st., from Harrison st. to Madison st 

Arch st., from Archer av. to Lyman st ; 

Arthington st., from Centre av. to Lytle st. 

Ashland av., from Archer av. to Thirty-third st 

Augusta st., from Milwaukee av. to Lincoln st 

Barber St., from Stewart av. to Halsted st.. 

Blanche st., from Fleetwood st. to Noble st 

Blucher st., from Wood st. to Lull pi 

Bushnell st., from Stewart av. to Went worth av 

Butler St., from Kossuth st. to Twenty-sixth st .......... 

Calumet av., from Twenty-third st. to Twenty-fourth st. 

Carroll av., from Curtis st. to Johns pi... 

Chicago av., from Lincoln st. to Leavitt st 

Cicero ct., from Jackson st. to Van Buren st 

Clinton st., from Harrison st. to Twelfth st 

Clinton St., from Madison st. to Harrison st 

Congress St., from Fifth av. to Franklin st. . 

Congress st., from Western av. to Rockwell st. . . 

Congress st., from Western av. to Rockwell st 

Dashiel st., from Thirty-seventh st. to Egan av 

Davis st., from North av. to Waubansia. . . . . . . .. ... - • • • - 

Douglas av., from eastern terminus to L. S. & M. b. K. K. 

Eighteenth St., from Halsted st. to Brown st 

Elizabeth st., from Hubbard st. to Kinzie st 

Ellis av., from Douglas av. to Thirty-seventh st 

Emerald av., from Archer av. to Twenty-sixth st 

Emerald av., from Thirty-fourth st. to Egan av 

Fake st., from Archer av. to Lyman st 

Fay st., from Erie st. to Pratt st 

Fifth av., from Madison st. to Van Buren st 

Fleetwood st., from Elston av. to North av 

Forrest av., from Thirty-first st. to Douglas av 

Fourth av., from Harrison st. to Twelfth st 

Fourth a v., from Jackson St. to Harrison st 

Franklin St., from Adams st. to Harrison st 

Franklin st. , from Washington st. to Lake st 

Fullerton av., from Ashland av. to river ■ . 

Fullerton from Elston av. to river •.•;••• 

Granger st., from N. Wells st. to Sedgwick st 

Hanover st. from Thirty-seventh st. to Egan av 

Harrison St., from Ashland av. to Western av. 

Harrison St., from Halsted st. to Ashland av 

Harrison St., from Franklin st. to State st 

Haynesct., from Archer av. to Ullman st 

Henry St., from Blue Island av. to Ashland av .. . , 



Ph 

147 

29 
243 
324 

495 
194 
496 
113 
206 
206 
207 
243 
325 
243 
194 
234 



324 
193 
113 
112 
301 
243 
112 

30 
193 

29 
49' 
112 
496 
206 
233 
233 
147 
147 
111 
194 
495 
206 

42 

42 
112 
495 

18 



78 



79 



147 

78 



194 
496 
113 



207 
243 
325 
243 
194 
234 

79 
243 
324 
193 
113 
112 
301 
243 
112 

78 
193 

78 
497 
112 



233 

147 

147 

111 

194 

495 

206 

86 

85 

112 

495 

85 



INDEX 



XLV1I 



-pagb- 



SIDEWALKS— {continued.) 



o 



Hoyne av., from Warren av. to Madison st . : : 

Indiana st., from Central Park to Tinkham av ..!."*[)!! 

Jackson st. , from California av. to Washtenaw av '..'.'.'.'..'.'.'. 

Jackson st., from Wabash av. to Market st ....... 

Jefferson st.,.from Harrison st. to Twelfth st .................. 

Jefferson St., from Madison st. to Harrison st ...'.'.I'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'. 

Jefferson st., from Sixteenth st. to Twenty-second st. ............. .".'.'. 

Jefferson St., from Twelfth st. to Meagher st ..'.!!!! 

Johnson pi., from Northern terminus to Egan av ! ['.'. '.'.'.'.'.'. '.'. 

Johnson st., from Twelfth st. to Maxwell st .'."."".'.*..!.".".'..'.','.".".".'.'.".""... I 243 

Keeley St., from Archer av. to Lyman st !!.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!'!!!.!" 29 

Lake st. , from Rockwell st. to Homan av ."..!!!!!!!!!."!!!!.!!!'.'..".. 243 

112 
234 
193 
194 
495 
113 
496 
243 
301 
495 



Langley st., from Thirty-seventh st. to Egan av 

La Salle St., from Jackson st. to Van Buren st 

Laurel St., from Thirty-first st. to Douglas av !!!!.!!!!! 

Lawson St., from McHenry st. to Elston av .."..."." 

Liberty st., from Stewart av. to Canal st 

Lincoln st., from Augusta st. to Division st .'.'.'.". 

Lincoln St., from Indiana st. to Ohio st 

Lincoln st., from Monroe st. to Adams- st !!!!..!!.! 

Lincoln St., from Taylor st. to Twelfth st !!!!!.!!!!!!!! 

Lock st., from Archer av. to Thirty-first st 

Lyman St., from Keeley st. to Lock st 

McDermott st., from Archer av. to C, A & S. L. R. R 

McGregor st., from Butler st. to Hanover st 

Madison st., from California av. to Central Park 

Madison st., from California av. to Homan av 

Michigan av., from Thirty-seventh st. to Egan av . 

Milwaukee av., from North av. to Waubansia av. 

Mulligan St., from Ashland av. to Jones st '„'...'. 

North av., from Milwaukee av. to river 

Ohio st., from Milwaukee av. to Western av. ....'.'.\\ \\ 

Pacific av., from Jackson st. to Van Buren st 

Paulina st., from river to Blue Island av ........... 

Portland av., from Thirty-second st. to Thirty-third St.* .... ... 

Prairie av., from Douglas av. to Egan av. 

Prairie av., in Jones' Addition 

Prairie av., from Twenty-second st. to Twenty-third st! 

Redfield st., from McHenry to Elston av 

Sheldon St., from Madison st. to Arbor pi "". 

Sherman st., from Jackson st. to Van Buren st ! 

Sherman st., from lot 23, S. S. Add., to Taylor st 
Sherman st., from Van Buren st. south 

Siegel 3t., from Wells st. to Sedgwick st '.'.'.'. 

S. Park av., from Twenty-second st. to Twenty-sixth st!!." "* 

State st., from Douglas av. to Egan av 

Taylor St., from Canal st. to Halsted st.'..'..'.' 

Third av., from Harrison st. to Twelfth st. . . ..'!.".'."".* 

Third av., from Jackson st. to Harrison st 

Thirteenth St., from Blue Island av. to Waller st 

Thirteenth st., from Wood st. to Lincoln st ' 

Thirtieth st., from Prairie av. to L. S. & M. 3. R. R. '. 

Thirty-first st., from Calumet av. to S. Park av. 

Thirty-first St., from Halsted st. to Garibaldi st " 

Thirty-first st., from Halsted st. to river.... 

Thirty -first st., from State st. to Stewart av 
Thirty-third st., from Ashland av. to Jones st. .'.""."" 

Thirty-third st„ from S. Park av. to Lake Park av. ' 

Thirty-fourth St., from State st. to Indiana av 

Thirty-fourth St., from Vernon av. to Rhodes av' .'. 

Thirty-sixth St., from Archer av. to Western av 

Thirty-seventh st., from Hanover st. to Stewart av. 

Thirty-eighth st., from Emerald av. to Halsted st 

Thirty-eighth st., from Halsted st to Laurel st " 

Throop st., from Monroe st. to Jackson st 

Tilden st., from Bowery st. to Aberdeen st . . ' .' 

Tinkham av., from Indiana st. to Ohio st . ... 

Tolman St., from Lake st. to Fulton st 

Twentieth st., from Calumet av. to eastern terminus 

Twenty-third st., from Prairie av. to Calumet av 

Twenty-fourth St., from Prairie av. to Indiana av 

1 wenty-fourth st., from Cottage Grove av. to Prairie av .' 

1 wenty-fifth st., from Stewart av. to Sanger st 

Twenty-sixth st from Cottage Grove av. to L. S. & m! S.'r.'r 

Twenty-mnth st., from State st. to Wentworth av 205 



495 
206 

86 
113 
113 

42 
102 
235 
496 
233 
102 
496 

30 

63 
496 
496 
497 
234 
234 
234 
495 
112 
194 
194 
234 
238 
496 
244 
112 
538 
206 
495 
111 
496 

30 

30 
112 

29 
207 
193 
206 
42 
244 
113 
194 



78 



78 



78 



7S 



255 



113 
113 
243 
234 
235 
235 
85 
235 
206 
243 
78 
243 
112 
234 
193 
194 
495 
113 
496 
243 
301 
495 
78 
495 
206 
86 
113 
113 
86 
102 
235 
496 
233 
102 
496 
78 
82 
496 
496 
497 
234 
234 
234 
495 
112 
194 
194 
234 
233 
496 
244 
112 
538 
206 
495 
111 
496 
78 
78 
112 
78 
207 
193 
206 
86 
255 
113 
194 
496 
207 
111 
254 
102 
113 
205 



XLVIII 



INDEX, 



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n 



SIDEWALKS— (continued.) 



Wabash av., from Douglas av. to Thirty-seventh st 

Wallace st. , from Archer av. to McGregor st . . . . 

Wallace pi., from McGregor st. to Twenty-sixth st 

Washington St., from Oakley av. to Western av 

Washington st., from Staunton st. to Rockwell st. . 

Waubansia av., from Milwaukee av. to McHenry st. .... . - 

Wentworth av., from Archer av. to Twenty-second st ... 
Wentworth av., from Twenty-ninth st. to Thirty-third st. 

Western av., from Fulton st. to Kinzie st 

Western av., from Madison st. to Harrison 8t ...... .. 

Western av., from Nineteenth st. to C, B. &Q. K. K 

Wright St., from North av. to Waubansia av 



■a 

Ph 

112 
112 
207 
244 
194 
194 
112 
147 
325 
194 
244 
496 



112 

112 
207 
244 
194 
194 
112 
147 
325 
194 
244 



STREET IMPROVEMENTS. 






Ada st., from Madison st. to Arbor pi., curbing, grading and macadamiz- 

a riams st from* Canal' st. to HalVted'st., grading and paving • 

IdaSs st.; froS HaTstldst.to Hoyne av., curbing, filling, grading and 

macadamizing •• • .••• 

Archer av., from State st. to Halsted St., grading and paving. . . . . . . .. . , ... 

Asnland av., from Congress st. to Twenty-second st., grading and macad 

Bremer st *Sm &ik st* to Division st!," curbing,* filling and paving . ... . . 

Brvan u I from Randolph st. to Lake St., curbing, grading and paving. . . 
California av%om Madison st. to Van Buren St., grading ^and ^cadam- 

California a"? from Van^^^^ 

Calumet av^from 'Eighteenth St.* to Twentieth st!,' curbing',* grading and 

Calumet avT^om^h^ty-'firs't' st*. * to' Douglas* av.*,' curbing,' grading and 

Calumet av^from"^ st*. 'to Thirty third 'st.*,* paving "(repeal! 

nanal st from 'Madison' st*. 'to Harrison* st."," curbing, gra'd'in g and paving . . 
cJnalport av!?Sm Halsted st.to Twenty-second st., grading and pa vmg 
Centre av., from Twenty-second st. to southern terminus, planking.. . .... 

Centre av!, from Blue Island av. to Twenty-second St., assessment for im- 
provement (repealing) • ; *'\\\: "„' 

Centre a v., from Taylor st. to Twelfth St., curbing and filling......... ... 

Center st., from Clark st. to Racine av., curbing, grading and paving 

Center st. from Clark st. to Racine av., improving (repealing) . . ...... ..... .. 

Cnestnut st., from Rush st. to Pine St., curbing, grading and macadamiz- 



gJaSfsf i^SS^^SS^pS^^^'^i andpaving 
Clark ft!! from Twelfth st. to Twenty-second st., curbing, grading and 

Clinton st. , P from Madison" st." to Carro'li av.',' grading and paying . . _. ... ..... . 

Clybourn av., from North av. to Racine av., curbing, grading and paving. 
Clybourn av., from Racine av. to Fullerton av., curbing, filling and pav- 

Congress st^lrom St'a'te st*. "to Michigan av.Vcurbin'gVgrading and" paving. 

DeKalb st., from Leavitt st. to Flournoy st., filling. . ... •••••••/•• 

Desplaines St., from Monroe st. to Fulton St., grading and paving. 

Desplaines St., from Monroe st to Harrison St., grading and pavmg.. .... 

Division st., from Clark st. to lake shore drive, curbing, filling and grad. 

Division st.?fr'om Clark st! to* canal"bridge," c'u'rb'in'gV grading ; and paving. 

Douglas av., from South Park av. to Cottage Grove av., grading and mac 

adamizing • 



291 



281 
279 



325 

279 



281 
325 

290 

188 

118 
318 
102 
235 

148 
280 
290 
537 

278 
413 

278 



326 
290 
300 

301 

289 

18 

42 

325 

270 
102 

380 



291 



281 
279 



325 

279 



281 
325 



118 
318 
102 
235 



280 
290 
537 

278 

326 
290 



478 



270 
102 

I 380 



INDEX. 



XL IX 



STREET IMPROVEMENTS.— {continued. 



Douglas av., from S. Park ay. to eastern terminus, grading and macadam 
izing — 

Douglas av., from S. Park av. to Cottage Grove av., improving (repealing 

Egan av., from Cottage Grove av. to Lake av., curbing, grading and 
paving.' 

Eighteenth st., from Indiana av. to Calumet av., curbing, grading and 
macadamizing , 

Eldridge ct., from State st. to Michigan av., curbing, grading and macad- 
mizing... 7 

Elizabeth st., from Centre to Webster av., curbing, grading and macad. 
amizing 

Elizabeth St., from Lake st. to Indiana St., curbing, grading and paving.. 

Elizabeth st., from Lake st. to Indiana St., improving (repealing) 

Erie St., from Ashland av. to Leavitt St., curbing, filling and macadam- 
izing 

Evergreen pi., from Leavitt st. to Oakley av 

Flournoy St., from Leavitt st. to Oakley av., filling 

Flournoy St., from Robey st. to Leavitt st., filling 

Fifth av. and Marke t St., curbing, filling and and paving 

Fifth av., from Monroe st. to Van Buren St., curbing, filling and paving 

Fifth av., from Van Buren st. to Taylor St., curbing, grading and paving 

Franklin st., from Adams st. to Van Buren St., curbing, grading and 
paving. 

Franklin St., from Van Buren st. to Harrison St., grading and paving 

Fulton St., from Canal st. to Sangamon St., curbing, grading and paving. . . 

Halsted st., from Indiana st. to Ohio St., grading and paving 

Halsted st. to Lydia st., improving (repealing)... 

Halsted st., from Madison st. to Harrison St., grading and paving 

Halsted St., from Randolph st. to Lydia St., curbing, filling and paving... 

Halsted st., from Sophia st. toFullertonav.,gradmgaDd paving (repealing) 

Halsted St., from Sophia st. to Fullerton av., grading and paving. 

Harrison St., from Campbell av. to Cicero ct., filling 

Harrison St., from Canal st. to Centre av., grading and paving 

Hastings st., from Blue Island av. to Loomis St., grading and macad- 
amizing 

Hermitage av., from Polk st. to York st., filling 

Honore St., from Maaison st. to Adams St., curbing, filling and macad- 
amizing „ 

Hoyne av., from Harrison st. to De Kalb St., filling 

Hoyne av., from Madison st. to Lake St., curbing, grading and macad- 
amizing 

Hoyne av., improving (repealing) 
Hubbard ct., from State st. to Michigan av., curbing, grading and macad- 
amizing 

Indiana st., from Halsted st. to Indiana st. viaduct, grading and paving .. 
Indiana St., from Halsted st. to Indiana st. viaduct, curbing and grading, 

(repealing) 

Jackson St., from Canal st. to Halsted st., grading and paving 

Jackson st., from Fifth av. to Market St., grading and paving 

Jackson St., from Halsted st. to Hoyne av., curbing, grading and macad 

amizing .• 

Jackson st., from Hoyne av. to Rockwell St., curbing, filling and macad 

amizing 

Jackson st., from State st. Dearborn St., curbing, filling and paving 

Jefferson St., from Madison st. to Carroll av., curbing, grading and paving 

Kendall St., from Polk st. to Taylor st., filling 

Lake St., from Canal st. to Halsted st., grading and paving 

Lake St., from Fifth av. to La Salle St., curbing, grading and paving 

Lake St., from Halsted st. to Ashland av., grading and macadamizing 

Lake St., from La Salle st. to State st., curbing, grading and paving 

Lake St., from State st. to Michigan av., curbing, grading and paving 

Larrabee st., from Centre av. to Webster av., curbing, grading ana paving 
La Salle St., from Chicago a v. to Clark st., curbing, grading and paving. . . 

La Salle st., from Chicago av. to Clark st., improving (repealing) 

La Salle St., from Michigan st. to Chicago av., grading and paving 

La Salle st.. from Michigan st. to Chicago av., improving (repealing) 

La Salle St., from Monroe st. to Adams, curbing and paving 

La Salle St., from Quincy st. to Van Buren St., curbing, filling and paving 

Leavitt st., from Ashland av. to Wood St., filling 

Leavitt st., from Harrison st. to Taylor St., filling 

Lexington St., from Hoyne st. to Leavitt st , filling 



347 
337 



361 
290 



281 
244 
337 



19 

19 

84 

111 

194 

279 

279 
325 
300 
280 
337 
280 
281 
110 
122 
164 
278 

132 

55 

326 
19 

270 



347 
337 



290 



281 
244 
337 



Lincoln av., from Center st. to Fullertouav., curbing, grading and paving 
Lincoln av., from N. Wells st. to Center st., curbing, grading and paving. 
Lincoln St., from Adams st. to Indiana St., curbing grading and macad- 
amizing 

10 



281 

337 

2-"0 
825 

290 



325 

280 
290 
19 
281 
194 
281 
244 
279 
233 
279 
417 
290 
422 
42 
3'v; 
55 
83 
19 
I8S 
111 

281 



83 



84 
84 
84 
111 
194 
279 

279 
325 
300 

280 
337 
280 
281 
110 
122 

278 

132 



326 



270 

362 



389 
281 



365 



8 J 



325 
290 

325 

280 
290 

85 
281 
194 
281 
244 
279 
233 
279 
417 
290 
422 

79 



84 

188 
111 

281 1 



341 



341 



INDEX. 



STREET IMPROVEMENTS.— {continued) 



Lincoln St., from Indiana St. to Chicago av., curbing, filling, grading and 

Lincoln ^SS^%&^ ^S^Kfflfe. 
Loomis St!! froS Madf^st'toVan Buren St., gradin'gand macadamizing 

M^o^st^ 

Marble nl., from Clark st. to State St., paving. .. \v \v 

Market 8t" froE Washington St. to Madison St., grading and pavmg 



Noble St., ftZ Z In g diana"st: to MYlwaukeeav:,' "curbing, filling and . macad- 
Noble St., f^iTndiana st." Vo^MVlwaukeekV^improVi'ng (repealing) 



290 
291 
338 
277 
415 
338 
195 
328 
279 
387 
19 
279 
279 



from Clark st. to Pine st„ improving — 



pS av from Jackson st. to Van Buren st., improving (repealing). 
I!?k Jv frSS ABhSmtt av. to Leavitt St., grading and macadamizing, 
plrk av. from Ashland av. to Leavitt st., improving (repealing) 



290 
291 
338 
2901 290 



557 



84 



SSSfcSS SK. W^v^nYbing/nUing, grading and 
^at^M^^^^^^ 

iisfc'S"*^^'s^^i^'^ : ^"""- :: ' :i . ::;::: 

Polk st from Irving av. to Robey st., filling . 

Ei«t st" from Center st. to Clark St., curbing, gradingand macadam- 



101 

111 

325 

265 
353 

18 
278 
418 
279 
290 
354 
270 
361 

19 

326 
577 



85 



Sedgwick St., from Center 

Sherman st.?from Jackson sV. to Van BurVast^ 

., from T'wenty-'second'st.' to Douglas aV.i grading and macadam- 



Park av. 



State St., frSn" Kin'ziest," to State st. viaduct, grading ^nd paving 
Stone St.. from Division st. to Banks St., curbing and filling 



279 
55 

278 
84 

111 

132 
280 
233 
121 
325 



557 
338 
195 

328 
279 
387 

84 
279 
279 

82 
101 
111 

325 

265 

82 
278 

279 
2J0 

270 

361 

85 



279 
83 

278 
84 

111 



Tavlor st., from Laflin st. to Ashland av., filling 

?nSsK 

Thirtieth 8 f£Ts!&E's.'E^ to Prairie av.',' improving (repealing 

Thirty-first st. from State st. to South Parkav., grading and macadamiz- 

Thirty-firs tTt.*," from State st." to South ' Park av.',' macadamizing (repeal- 

Thirty-third^t'.; " from' Cottage 'Grove av." to eastern" " terminus, curbing, 

Thirty-sevfnfhW 

TMrty-sevInfhK^^^ 

Throopst.,Tro^T^ 

Throop st.', from Madison st. to Harrison St., curbing, grading and macad- 
amizing 



477 



277 



235 



235 



121 
325 



278 
94 

280 

84 
83 



574 



364 
347 



339 



244 
301 



I'NDEX. 



LI 



STREET ^IMPROVEMENTS— (continued) 



Twelfth St., from Fourth av. to Michigan av., grading and paving. . . 

Twentieth St., from State st. to Calumet av., grading and graveling 

Twenty-first St., from Paulina st. to Lincoln St., curbing, grading and 
macadamizing 

Twenty-second st., from Wentworth av. to river, grading and paving. 

Twenty-third st., from State st. to South Park av., curbing, grading and 
macadamizing 

Twenty-fourth St., from State st. to North Park av., grading and macad- 
amizing 

Twenty-fifth St., from State st. to Prairie av., curbing, grading and mac- 
adamizing 

Twenty-ninth St., from State st. to South Park av., grading and macad- 
amizing 

Union St., from Madison st. to Milwaukee av. viaduct, grading and mac- 
adamizing .-•• 

Union st., from Madison st. to Milwaukee av., annulling assessment for 
improving 

Van Buren St., paving (repealing) 

Van Buren St., between Wabash av. and Market St., curbing, filling and 
paving 

Van Buren St., from Wabash av. to Michigan av., curbing, filling and pav- 
ing • •• 

Warren av., from Leavitt st. to Oakley av., curbing and macadamizing.. . 

Washington st„ from Clinton st. to Halsted St., grading and paving... ... 

Washington St., from La Salle st. to Fifth av., filling and paving 

Washington st., from Franklin st. to Market St., filling, curbing and pav- 
ing 

Water St., from Michigan av. to Central av., grading and paving 

Wentworth av., from Twenty-ninth st. to Thirty-third St., curbing, fill- 
ing and paving 

Wood St., from Harrison st. to Congress st., filling 

Wood St., from Polk st to Eighteenth St., filling 

Wood st., from Polk st. to York St., filling 

Wood St., from Van Buren st. to Harrison st., curbing, filling and paving 



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280 




325 




325 




519 




519 




279 




279 




301 




301 




300 




300 




2S0 




280 




300 




300 




281 




281 




577 








18 


28 


28 




18 


42 


42 




280 




280 




122 




122 




233 




233 




111 




111 




234 




234 




102 




102 




520 




520 




19 


84 


84 




55 


84 


84 




18 


84 


84 




244 




244 





VACATIONS. 



Alley in blocks 11 and 12, Reaper addition 

Alley in block 82, School Section addition 

Alley in O'Neiirs addition 

Alley in E. }£ B. 93, C. T. sub-division W. % Sec. 27 

Alley in B. 1, Waller's sub-division Sec. 20 

Jack son st. , between Canal st. and river. . 

Lake av., in Walker Bros.' addition 

Water st. and Franklin St., and opening from Franklin st. to Wells st 



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440 


556 


580 


236 




236 


141 


315 


578 


231 




231 


217 




217 


361 






231 






341 


362 


406 



431 



LII 



INDEX. 



WATER SERVICE PIPES. 



-PAGE- 






Ada St., from Madison st. to Kinzie st ■ — 

Adams st., from Canal st. to Hoyne av 

Calumet av., from Eighteenth st. to Twentieth st . . . 

Calumet av., from Thirty-first to Thirty-second st ...... 

Calumet av., from Thirty -third st. to Douglas av 

Canal St., from Lake st. to Kinzie st 

Centre av., from Taylor st. to Twelfth st ..-• 

Center St., from Clark st. to Racine rd ... •.-• 

Chestnut St., from Rush st. to Pine st. 

Clark st., from Clark st. to N. Wells st 

Clark st., from Twelfth St. to Twenty -second st 

Clinton st. , from Madison st. to Kinzie st - 

Cly bourn av. , from North av. to Racine rd • 

Olybourn av., from Racine rd. to Fullerton av • 

Desplaines St., from Madison st. to Fulton st. •• 

Division St., from Milwaukee av. to river . 

Douglas av., from S. Park av. to eastern terminus 

Egan av., from Cottage Grove av. to Lake av 

Eighteenth st., from Indiana av. to Calumet av ... 

Elizabeth St., from Lake st. to Indiana st 

Elizabeth st., from Madison st. Lake st 

Ellis av., from Douglas av. to Egan av 

Fifth av., from Monroe st. to Van Buren st 

Franklin St., from Van Buren st. to Harrison st 

Fulton St., from Canal st. to Sangamon st 

Halsted St., from Madison st. to Harrrison st 

Harrison St., from Sherman st. to Franklin st..... ...... 

Honore St., from Madison st. to Adams st. 

Hubbard st., from Desplaines st. to Ashland av 

Indiana av., from Twenty-ninth st. to Thirty-first st... 

Jackson St., from Halsted st. to Hoyne av 

Jackson St., from Hoyne av. to Rockwell st i , 

Jefferson St., from Madison st. to Kinzie st 

Lake St., from Canal st to Ashland av 

Larrabee St., from Center st. to Webster av.. 

La Salle st., from Adams st. to Van Buren st 

La Salle st., from Chicago av. to Clark st. . 

La Sal le st, from Monroe st. to Adams st. 

Lincoln av., from Belden av. to Fullerton av • 

Lincoln St., from Adams st. to Indiana st - 

Lincoln St., from Adams St. to Jackson st. 

Lincoln St., from Jackson st. to Ogden av 

Loomis St., from Congress st. to Twelfth st 

Loomis St., from Madison st. to Van Buren st . 

Madison st., from Halsted st. to Ashland av . . 

Michigan av., from River st. to Jackson st. 

Monroe st., from Seeley av. to Oakley av... 

Morgan St., from Madison st. to Harrison st 

Noble St., from Indiana st. to Milwaukee av 

Ontario from Clark st. to Pine st 

Paulina st., from Lake st. to Chicago av — ..... — 

Pine st., from Michigan st. to Huron st - 

Robey st., from Lake st. to Harrison st. 

S. Parkav., from Twenty-second st. to Douglas av 

Thirteenth St., from L. S. & M. S. R. R. to Prairie av 

Thirty-first st., from Cottage Grove av . to S. Park av 

Thirty-third St., from Cottage Grove av. to eastern terminus. 

Thirty-seventh st., from Cottage Grove av. to Lake av 

Thirty-seventh St., from Vincennes av. to Grand Boulevard.. . 

Throop St., from Madison st. to Harrison st • 

Twelfth st., from Fourth av. to Michigan av — 

Twenty-third St., from State to S. Park av 

Twenty-fourth St., from State to S. Park av 

Van Buren st. , from Wabash av. to Market st 

Warren av., from Leavitt st. to Oakley av • 

Washington St., from Clinton st. to Halsted st 

Went worth av., from Cottage Grove av. to Lake av ■ 

Wesson St., from Chicago av. to Oak st 

Wood St., from Van Buren st. to Harrison st . . 



345 
346 
324 
195 
195 
360 
324 



195 
824 
338 
417 
417 
102 
111 



324 

244 
345 

133 

195 
418 
345 
360 
235 
361 
418 
171 
338 
360 
338 
345 
281 
360 
346 
62 
195 
359 
271 



345 

3S8 
345 



281 
338 
360 
388 
388 
195 
195 
418 
360 



361 
361 
361 
18 
122 
255 
418 
207 
255 



346 
324 
195 
195 
360 
324 
388 
338 
195 
324 
338 
417 
417 
102 
111 



324 
244 
345 
133 

195 
418 
345 
360 
235 
361 
418 
171 
338 
360 
338 
345 
281 
360 
346 
62 
195 
556 
271 
556 
388 
345 
388 
345 
282 
360 
281 
338 
360 



43 



195 
195 
418 



360 
360 
361 
361 
361 
43 
122 
255 
418 
207 
255 



INDEX. L1II 



PETITIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS. 

PAGE. 

Alderman, second ward, concerning ballots for Granted 142 

Advertising on bridge piers, for permission for H. & B. 31 

Alley, permission to excavate, B. 42, O. T S. & A., S. D. 565 

Alley from Ayers ct. to Rucker St., concerning obstructions in S. & A., W. D. 454 

Asch, Sinaon, for relief. , jud. 334 

Assessment, for refunding Finance 145 

Baxter, Doctor, bill for services „ Corp. Counsel 178 

Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Co., concerning telegraph poles S. & A., S. D. 67 

Barry Point rd., for changing name of S. & A., W. D. 415 

Beer kegs, concerning inspection of Jud. 271 

Benner, M., removal of Fire Marshal Filed 100 

Board of Cook Co. Commissioners, asking for conference Bridewell 18 

Board of Trade, on ordinance concerning B, & O. R. R. and American Union 

Telegraph Companies Filed 242 

Board of Trade, concerning dredging river Laid over 421 

Board of Trade, resolution concerning dredging river. Filed 578 

Boulevard in North Division, for S. & A., N. D. 256 

Boulevard in North Division, for S. & A., N D. 335 

Bridge at Harrison st., concerning land damages Finance 440 

Bridge over river at Jackson St., for , D. P. W. 361 

Bridge over river at Jackson St., for S. & A , W. D. 415 

Bridge at La Salle St. tunnel, for S. & A., S. D 187 

Bridge-gate at Lake st. bridge, for Granted 187 

Bridge at Taylor St., for H. & B. 474 

Bridge and viaduct at Eighteenth St., concerning S. & A., S D 454 

Bridge at Washington St., for H. & B. 517 

Bridge tenders, concerning salaries of H & B 354 

Buffalo Petroleum Gas Light Co., offer to light street lamps , GL 439 

Burns, Eliza, for damages..... S. & A., S D 148 

Cape Ann Granite Co., granite for City Hall Jud. 357 

Carroll, John, for compensation Finance 66 

Carroll, Bridget, for compensation Finance 201 

Cattle running at large, for ordinance concerning W. & P. G. 149 

Cattle running at large in W. D., concerning H. & C. R. 558 

Chambers, Win., for remission of fine j u d 267 

Chicago, Alton & St. Louis Railroad Co., erect oil warehouse F. & W. 185 

< hicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad, concerning tracks across Western av .Jud! 307 

Chicago Historical Society, annual report Filed 358 

Chicago Sinai Congregation, concerning taxes Finance 474 

Chicago & Western Indiana R. R. Co., for additional tracks ' . . . . R R 353 

Chicago & Western Indiana R. R. Co., for relief from acts of. Mavor 310 

Chicago & Western Indiana R. R. Co., for right of way r R 538 

City Hall, concerning stone used P B 20 

City Hall, concerning blue marble for .'. .".'.' p' B 104 

City Hall, report from experts examining „ .'*.". P B 124 

City Hall, report from experts examining '. ".'. P B 132 

Citizens' Association, dredging river '.'.".'.Filed 579 

Citizens' Association, concerning river * Laid over 462 

Cindering and macadamizing Hastings St., for V. ." " S " & A WD 15 

County Clerk, bills against city Fmance 30 

Courtney, Thos., for compensation .' j u( 3 343 

Coyle, Alice, for compensation „ j u d 209 

Cummings, Chas., & Co., concerning granite in City Hall " jp B 67 

Davis, C, concerning lease of land .." "con" in 463 

Detroit City Council, announcing visit... .".. " "•*"" "" Filed 25 

Ditches on Armitage av., concerning '.' ' * " g '& i. W D 278 

Dog ordinance, concerning Supt. of' Police 475 

Doian, M., for compensation S. & A., W. D. 605 

Dredging, concerning „ .Laid over 454 

Dredging river, for Filed 578 

Duffy, J. F. and M. C, for compensation j U( j 309 

Earl & Co., for testing Homes' Gas Regulator ' ' G L* 44 

Earl, G., concerning gas regulator. a L* 154 

Eight Hour League, from Jud 134 

Election returns of seventh district, fourteenth ward, concerning Elections 610 

Elevated railroad in North Division, concerning Sel Com 88 

Elevated railroad in West Division, concerning Sel.' Com' 88 

Ellis, J. W., resignation as judge of election, first ward " " ' Filed 164 

Emerson, Geo., for compensation Finance 15 

Engel, Samuel, concerning alderman second ward '..'.'.'..'. Elections 15 

-Engine house near Ashland av. and Division St., concerning site for Finance 77 

Express wagon stand on State St., concerning S &A S D 66 

Extenuing Grove Park av., for S ' & A '' s' d' 303 

Extension of Oak St., east of State, for '.....".'".'.'."..'.'. S '& A 'V D* 69 

Extension of water pipe on Beers st., for DP V 303 

Extension of Vernon av., concerning S ' & A S D* 69 

Factories and workshops, concerning ....'.'.'.'.".'.'. 'Filed 578 

Filling Wood St., for repeal of ordinance for .'....".".".'.' S & A W D 214 

Filling Wood st., for repeal of ordinance for. S ' & A ' W D 249 

Filling Stone St., for repeal of ordinance for S & a' N d' 309 



LIV INDEX. 

PAGE. 

^ & A W. D. 148 

Fire district for including block in West Division m "f^;;;;;.'. .' F. & W. 64 

Fire hydrant corner Hoyne and Ambrose sts., for Filed 272 

Flagman on Laughton st. crossing, for... .. Finance 63 

Foote, Peter, for compensation for services _ D. P. W. 404 

Footway on Madison st. bridge, for Finance 454 

Forbes, A. M., for compensation • • ••;•••• ' ' W. & P. G. 186 

^i-^^^S^^S^^^-4iS»^^:.. .• S .*.-.w^.f 1 ? 

Gaffney, Bridget, for compensation jud. 229 

Gage Bros. & Co., for rebate on tax •' Laid over 525 

Gas, concerning price of '.'.'..'."". .'.*.'.'. £■ *" 4 ®| 

Gas on Aberdeen St., for •• G. L. 18b 

Gas on Ayers ct., for... .. • " • G. L. 18b 

Gas on N. Carpenter st., for ;• G. L. 217 

Gas on Eleventh St., for.... '•* G. L. 15 

Gas on W. Fourteenth st., for G. L. 66 

Gas on W. Ohio St., for [' :';['.'.'.'.'.. £• L. 274 

Gas on Pearson St., for. ' • G. L. 253 

Gas on Rebecca st. v for ................ • Police 274 

Gibb, Lee.etal., for remission of fine D . p. W. 474 

Grade of Ellis av., concerning Granted 440 

Gray, Thos. J., concerning bridge-gate ■ Finance 63 

Groell, Mrs. W. , for compensation "" Finance 66 

Onmdies F„ for compensation B. B. 553 

Hedstrom,E., for side track on Grove st. ... ....H. & C. B. 129 

Hallberg, L. 6., concerning sewerage system G . L . 169 

Hildreth J. H., concerning lighting streets R . R . 3 2 

Horse raU way tracks on Eighteenth st., concerning '. V.". .S. & A, W. D. 208 

Horse railway on W. Chicago av., for P. B. 67 

Howley & Sheldon, concerning furnaces S. & A,N.D. 463 

Hawthorne av., concerning freight trains on Schools 585 

Hoyne, M. A., concerning appraisers. . . . . . . . . . . . • • - • • - • • • ■ • • ■ ■ • • • ■ • ■ ■•■••; s# & A w. D. 553 

Improving alleys in W. X of blocks 22 and 29, S. E- X, sec. 17, tor s. & A, N. D. 177 

Improving Bremer St., for / /_ j). P. W. 327 

Improving Bryan pi., for. D. P. W. 271 

Improving Chestnut St., for. S. & A, W. D 236 

Improving W. Division St., for ,D. P. W. 595 

Improving W. Division St., for S. & A., S. D. 271 

Improving Douglas av., for V.V.V.V.V.'.'.V..' £ £ S II 

TmnrovinffEgan av.,for ,--V*i-' -i~~ D. P. W. 329 

Improving Elizabeth St., for repeal of ordinance for S. & A., W. D. 354 

Improving Elizabeth St., for repeal of ordinance for ^ ^ s> D . 63 

Improving Ellis av., for ; r .V" -.4".". ".".'." S. & A., 8. D. 201 

Improving Ellis av., for D. P. W. 231 

Improving Ellis av., concerning. ■ • • D. P. W. 405 

Improving Elliaav., concerning assessment for . . . .S. & A, W. D. 475 

Improving W. Erie St., for *."" '.'.'.'.". S. &A..S.D. 141 

Improving Fifth av., for ••••;•;• S . & A, W.D. 440 

Improving Hastings st., for d. P. W. 186 

ImfrovlnfSe^^ V..V; S V*£ W.d! S 

Improving Kendall St., for .V.V.V.". S. & A,S. D. 566 

Improving La Salle st • • • • v ■ • ■ vx: • " s. & A, W. D. 433 

iSprovinl W. Madison st., concerning assessment for & ^ * D . 440 

Improving Peck ct., for repeal of ordinance for D. P. W. 503 

iSprovinlW. Twenty-first St., for ^.WW.... S.&A.S.D. 329 

Improving Thirty-first st., for.... ;;;;; s . & A ., S. D. 230 

Improving Thirty-third st., for • .; • •• •••■;•• . . .S. & A, S. D. 439 

Improving Thirty-third st., for repeal of ordinance for ! . ! .S. & A.I S. D. 271 

Improving Thirty- seventh St., for • __ s> & a., W.D. 178 

Improving Wood st .-•- - H. & C. B. 169 

Johnson, Geo. B., for compensation • "■ p. & w. 503 

Kadish,L. J., for special water rate S. & A, W. D. 148 

Kansas st., for changing name of • ■ s. & A., S. D. 63 

Keenev. W. C, concerning city property....-.;. G. L. 148 

Key stone Gas Light Co., proposition to light city y; Finance 67 

Korff,H J., for compensation ■• d. p. W. 217 

Kuhn, Frank, concerning water main . .... •■••••-••; * W. & P. G. 104 

Lake Park, concerning use of by Knights Templar , S . & A., S. D. 326 

T,ake Park av., for changing width of ............ •• w. & p. G. 343 

LlkepSl concerning Sse of by Second Begiment ■• — ■//////. ™.... G , L . 404 

Lamps on Bunker St., for G. L. 185 

Lamps on Blackhawk St., for ■ G. L. 185 

Lamps on Groveland Park, for. • G. L. 267 

Lamps at Lawndale, for G . E. 439 

Lamps on Twenty-fourth st., for. g. L. 271 

Lamps on Twomey st., for Finance 5by 

Lamey, Patrick, for compensation ;. ■ . . : , • • - ■ ■ • • • S. & A , N. D., 454 

Land in North Division, for naming certain pieces of ° Finan ce 464 

Larned, F., for compensation :■■•/■■"' F. & W. 495 

Lawndale, for erecting frame church at • 



INDEX. LV 

PAGE. 

Lake front, concerning lease of W. & P. G. 161 

Legare, Geo., for extension of railroad franchise R. R. 305 

Lee & Abbott, bill for reporting City Hall investigation Finance 164 

Lee, Ah, for remission of fine Police 229 

Lighting city with oil, for G. L. 142 

Lighting streets on Goose Island, for G. L. 403 

Lighting Goose Island, concerning cost of Pub. 439 

Lighting Goose Island, superintendent of fire alarm telegraph on Filed 579 

Lighting lamps, concerning price for G. L. 554 

Lomax, John A., for compensation Finance 405 

Loomis, Mrs., concerning city property S. & A., W. D. 256 

Lumber, for amending ordinance concerning F. & W. 186 

Lumber on West Division St., concerning S. & A , W. D. 454 

Lyman, Annie, for compensation. Finance 67 

McDermott, M., for establishing grades D. P. W 63 

McMahon, Mary E., for compensation Finance 187 

Macadamizing- Calumet av., for f D. P. W. 178 

Macadamizing Douglas av., for repeal of ordinance for S. & A., S. D. 303 

Macadamizing South Park av., for repeal of ordinance tor S. & A., S. D. 255 

Macadamizing South Park av., for repeal of ordinance for S. & A., S. D. 440 

Mackin, Thos., to compromise claim ..S. &A., S. D. 201 

Maskell, W. J., offering hall for police station Comptroller 343 

Milk dealers, for repeal of ordinance concerning Licenses 15 

Miller, Mary A, for compensation ...Finance 318 

Moran, Patrick, for compensation P. B. 129 

Morgan, Thos. J., concerning election of alderman fifth ward Filed 26 

Moriarty, Eliza, for compensation Finance 63 

Muhlke, Catherine, for rent of hay market, S. D Finance 229 

Nixon, J. M., concerning Halsted st. Opera House Licenses 134 

O'Callahan, D., for compensation Finance 229 

Ogden slip, concerning wooden building near. F. & W. 474 

Opening alley in Sam. Ellis' addition, for S. & A., S. D. 230 

Opening alley from Van Buren st. to Congress St., for. S. & A , S. D. 230 

Opening alley between Franklin st. and Wieland St., for S. & A., N. D. 310 

Opening Arnold st., concerning assessment for . S. & A., N. L>. 63 

Opening California av., for D. P. W. 415 

Opening California av., for S. & A., W. D. 441 

Opening West Fourteenth St., for S. & A, W. D. 565 

Opening Hinman St., for S. & A.. W. D. 585 

Opening Sherman st. to Twelfth st, for S. & A., S. D. 187 

Opening Twenty-first St., for S. & A.. W. D. 44 

Opening Thirty-seventh St., for ,S. & A., S. D. 253 

Owen, Geo. E., for compensation Finance 362 

Parker, Tl os., concerning police station Granted 439 

Paving Blue Island av., concerning Local Ass't 44 

Paving West Harrison st., for repeal of ordinance for S. & A, W. D. 308 

Paving Marble pi., for repeal of ordinance for S. & A., S. D. 257 

Paving Twenty-fifth St., rescinding ordinance for ,.S. & A., S. D. 17 

Penny, Esther, for compensation Finance 318 

People's Gas Light & Coke Co., concerning price for lighting streets in West 

Division „ G. L. 577 

Pierce, L. W., concerning armory lot Finance 402 

Pound in North Division, concerning H. & C. R. 185 

Plumbing Inspector, concerning creating office of. F. & W. 474 

Pumping Works, W. D., from employes of for relief. Finance 114 

Railroad tracks on Ashland av., concerning. S. & A., W. D. 32 

Railroad tracks across Ashland av., for R. R. 519 

Railroad track on Cologne St., for „ R. R 931 

Railroad track across Main st., for R R. .140 

Railroad track on Illinois St., for S. & A., N. D. 362 

Railroad tracks on property of M. S. R. R. Co., concerning R. R. 32 

Railroad tracks on Morgan St., concerning R. R 82 

Railroad track on Stewart av., for R. R. 169 

Railroad tracks along south fork of river, concerning S. & A, S. D. 303 

Railroad track on Ullman St., for S. & A., S. D. 415 

Raise building on Ontario st., for permission to P. B. 161 

Rautman, Henry, for rebate on cottage • D. P. W. 150 

Rawson st. police station, concerning ." '.Police 250 

Reagan, M., for compensation Law Dept. 308 

Keed, W. K., for rebate on taxes Finance 440 

Re-numbering Monroe St., for D p w 343 

Re-numbering Wabash av., from Water St., for.. S. & A., S. D*. 32 

Re-numbering Wabashav., for S & A., S D. 63 

Roehn, Frank, for erecting bridge . . D. P. W. 335 

Rooney, W., for refunding money for services ' Finance 229 

Russell, F. A., for rebate on assessment jua. 573 

Ryan, M., for sewer in fourteenth ward S. & A., W. D. 267 

Salisbury, W., for refunding money paid for sewer , D.' P. W. 250 

Scavengers, concerning work of day H &C R 64 

Schneider, E., for vacation of alley S. & A, S D.' 44 

School accommodations, concerning Laid over 440 

School lands, concerning appraisers of. Schools 605 

Second-hand dealers, for amending ordinance for '. .Licenses 440 



LVI INDEX, 

PAGE. 

Second-hand dealers, concerning license for ■ ^^W 148 

Sewer on Allport St., for . . . sV &A. W. D." 134 

Sewer on Blue Island av., for g & A w D 178 

Sewer on Brown St., for S & A ' W D. 32 

Sewer on Clayton St., for. g & £ tf m T>. 30 

Sewer on Dayton st., for • g *& A W. D. 31 

Sewer on Elston av., for * g ' & A '' w p g jq4 

Sewer on Fox pi., for S & A* W. D. 66 

Sewer on Irving pi., for. ; ; g ■ & A W- D# 32 

Sewer on McMullen ct., for • g & . WD 148 

Sewer on W. Nineteenth St., for • s' & A* w! D. 463 

Sewer on W. Nineteenth St., for * g & A "' yf m p" 154 

Sewer on W. North av., for S & A ' W* D 31 

Sewer on Ogden av., for. S* & A*' W." D. 16 

Sewer on N. Paulina st., tor. - g & A ' w# d. 463 

Sewer on Robey st., for s & A.' W. D. 32 

Sewer on Shelby ct., for • DP W 404 

Sewers in Thirteenth Ward, lor. • • " *D* P* W*. 454 

Sewer on Thirty-fifth St., for Finance 404 

Shaw, Peter, for compensation - — • D p w 186 

Sidewalk on Blucher St., for .. • "<v"&A S d' 67 

Sidewalk on Calumet av., for repair of .....o. M p - led ' 2 72 

Sidewalk on Eighteenth St., for • g &' A '"w. D. 31 

Sidewalk on Jackson St., for ■ S & A ' W. D. 215 

Sidewalk on Johnson St., for . - • s" & A ' w! D. 475 

Sidewalk on Kedzie av., for j-J' p '-^r' ^ 

Sidewalk oh Leavitt St., for s'&'a'w D 16 

Sidewalk on Lincoln St., for • ""$ '& a W.-D. 64 

Sidewalk on Thirteenth pi., for • °- tf p w 611 

Sidewalk on Van Buren St., for. - s'&A.' W. D. 164 

Sidewalk on Western av., for S&A W D. 187 

Sidewalk on William st., for. g & A ' x. D . 441 

Sidewalk space on Chestnut St., for d'p W 503 

Sidewalk space on N. Park av., for s'&A S D. 141 

Sidewalk space on Pacific av., lor. . . . . ••■•■••••••■ .".*Corp. Counsel 463 

Siebel, J. E., concerning salary as Gas Inspector • • ■•^^ Finance 440 

Simonds, M., for cancellation of tax sale Finance 63 

Sisters of Mercy, for compensation. ............ ~ • •" H> & b. 439 

Spalding, M.C., for improving Washington st. tunnel **• 

Sprinkle street, asking North Chicago Railway Co. to - • • - ■ j u a ^5 

Stackley, J. & J., for compensation.... ... V'1* "«7 ' " H &C R 358 

State Board of Health, report concerning river and canal **. « L^ifo g» 

Steele & McMahon, concerning judgment against • • • j,y na nce 142 

Stickney, W.H., for cancellation of tax sale w & p G Q7 

Straightening dock lines east ol Rush St., for S&A..W.D. 88 

Straifh tening alley in C. T Subd. Sec. 7, foi r b * D. P. W. 404 

Streets in Thirteenth Ward, concerning condition ot - Finance 553 

Tolman, C. F., for rebate on tax - • . -Jf- ■ - - • • • p B 42 

Tomlinson, Reed & Co. , concerning granite for City Hall • ^ 

Tomlinson, Reed & Co., concerning report on City Hall J jud 334 

Tullv, T., for relief • • • *."."' "'.'....Jud. 405 

Tunison, John, bill for services .. . " ■ . o .j u d.256 

Urinals on public streets concerning. .. ••••-••■ q" »-" a a d 114 

Vacation of alley, blocks 93 and 94, CT. Subd., for - S "* A -'p U b: 64 

Vacation of alley in O'Neill's Add., for S. '& A.', S. D. 147 

Vacation of alley in Ogden's Subd., for , • • s & A., S. D. 566 

Vacation of part of Fulton St., for. ••.••■•••■ -.••■■ S. & A., S. D. 231 

Vacation of Lake av. m Walker Bros. 'Add., for . ° & A » g _ L)> 416 

Viaduct on Twelfth st., for.. - _ ..Filed 579 

Viaduct on W. Chicago av., for p & w . 309 

Varnish factory on Pine St., tor removal of..... • . H. & B. 236 

Walsh, T. H., concerning advertising on bridges - - • • • F & w lQ4 

Water on Dashiei St., for f! & W. 230 

Water on Ellis av., for. • . .F. & W. 134 

Water on Fourteenth St., for F> & w 67 

Water on Girard St., for. ..... ■ .'".".. .F. & W. 114 

Water on Hubbs st., and Thirty-second St., tor., p & w> 2 36 

Water on N. Paulina St., for... p & w 188 

Water on W. Washington St., for : ■ . F. & W. 114 

Water on Wentworth av., for • "..". .F. & W. 67 

Water on Wilmot av., for "*' " p." & w. 164 

Water on Wood st., for .F. & W. 64 

Water on Thirteenth pi., for F. & W. 64 

Water on Twentieth st., for "'" Fmanc e 32 

Weber, Catherine, for compensation Markets 32 

Weighers, for amending ordinance concerning ■■• Finance 169 

Weiss, Isaac, for rebate on license. • •■ Jud> 335 

Wells St., concerning sale of lots on for assessments •• yYnanoe 67 

West, S. A. & Co., for compensation Finance 217 

Wick, John, for compensation - - • - • " * * L 0Ca i A sst. 91 

Widening State st., for relief from assessment for., S & A , W. D. 463 

Widening W. Twelfth St., for ...Laid over 441 

■ Workshops, concerning inspection ot 



INDEX. LVII 

REMONSTRANCES. 

Bathing house near water works Finance 150 

Boulevard in North Division S. & A. N D 30 

Boulevard on Dearborn av * ' Filed 596 

Bridge at Jackson st *."/. 77 / ' s7& a "w D 402 

Chicago & Western Indiana R. R Laid over 177 

Cindering North Halsted -St., from Cly bourn av. to Division st. .'. . . .7.7.7.7.".7s. & A., N. D. 104 

Cobble stone pavement S. & A., S. D. 149 

Cobble stone pavement Laid over 161 

Cobblestone pavement Laid over 154 

Cobblestone pavement Laid over 156 

Cobble stone pavement Laid over 164 

Elevated railway on Blue Island av ". .". Sel Com 125 

Elevated railway on Lincoln av Sel' Com' 117 

Elevated railway on Milwaukee av Sel' Com' 125 

Elevated railroads in South Division Sel' Com' 142 

Elevated railway on N. Wells st Sel' Com' 117 

Fire limits, against changing * ""sel'Oom' 148 

Freight cars on Hawthorne av., against running ' 7.7. ..S & A.,' N. D. 475 

Grade on N. Franklin st P W 27 

Hyperion oil, against use of 7777' ..7 .7." .7 .7 .7. 7 7.7.7.7.7 F & W 439 

Improvement of Hastings st S & A W D 214 

Improvement of Ada st .".'....'.'.'.['.'.'. S* & a' WD 354 

Improvement of Archer av ' Filed 353 

Improvement of Blue Island av 7.7.7." 7.7 7.7.7.7.7 ". S & A W D 66 

Improvement of Centre av., from Blue Island av. to Twenty-second st 7 7. *S." & A.',' W. d! 88 

Improvement of Centre av., from Taylor st. to Twelfth st S &A.W D 440 

Improvement of Chestnut st a &A N* D 413 

Improvement of Clybourn av s'&a'n'd 266 

Improvement of Division St., from Clark st. to lake shore...'.". .'.'.7.7.7.7.7.' .".'.. 8 & a'.' N*. d! 335 

Improvement of Division St., from Clark St. to lake shore S & A N D 370 

Improvement of Division st., from Clark st. to the river. ""s'&a''n'd 354 

ImproA ement of Dougias av S & A s" D 464 

Improvement of Elizabeth st '"" a#A W d' 292 

Improvement of W. Erie st " S & A W D 441 

Improvement of W. Erie st ......7.7.7.7 s' & a" W* D* 495 

Improvement of N. Halsted st., from Ohio st. to Chicago av. . 77.7 7.7.7.7.7.7 S. & A*', w' D. 156 
Improvement of Halsted st., from Randolph st. to Fulton st. .. P W 326 

Improvement of Harrison st., from Centre av. to Halsted st 7.7." S "&"a" W d' 326 

Improvement of Hastings st S & A w' D* 454 

Improvement of Honore st s* <fc A*' w° T>' 475 

Improvement of Hubbard st. . a & a ' w r>" 474 

Improvement of Huron st S & a' N D* 309 

Improvement of W. Indiana st., from Halsted st'to Despiain'esst." .7.77 ".'."..' .7 S. & A,' W* d". 292 

Improvement of W. Jackson St., from Canal st. to Halsted st S & A w' D 365 

Improvement of Jefferson st., from Washington st. to Madison st , ..." S. & a'' W.' D. 481 

Improvement of W. Lake st., from Canal st. to Halsted st S & A W D 353 

Improvement of Lake st, from State st. to Michigan av " S&A S D* 462 

Improvement of Larrabee st , S '& A "n D* 309 

Improvement of La Salle St., from Michigan av. to Chicago av..." 7.7.7.7.7.7 S. & A.', N d! 335 

Improvement of Lincoln av 8 &A N D 266 

Improvement of Lincoln st., from Indiana st. to Ogden av. 7 . .7.7.7. S '& A 'w' D* 362 

Improvement of Michigan av., from Lake st. to Randolph st ' S & A . s' d! 553 

Improvement of W. Monroe St., from Loomis st. to Ashland av S '& A V D 129 

Improvement of Noblest S# a WT) w* 

Improvement of Noble st ." 8 & A ' w' D 463 

Improvement of Noble st ' 7.7 S & 1" W D 555 

Improvement of North av a % *' Z * n" m 

Improvement of Paulina st 7.7. a & A w D 46S 

Improvement of Pine st S & A N D 362 

Improvement of Polk St., from Canal st. to Halsted st. .'...'.7.7.7.7.7.7.7.7 ""s."& A V d" 354 

improvement of Prairie av., from Thirty-flrst st. to Thirty-third st S & A S D*. 267 

improvement of Robey st., from Madison st. to Harrison st S & A w' D b6 

Improvement of Sherman st a Va * T> R2 

Improvement of Sherman st ' ". .". e' % x' %' ri 4.74 

Improvement of Stone st 7. .' ." '. S & a n' d 361 

Improvement of Twenty-second st., from Went worth av to Grove si'..'.'.".".'.'..'. 'Filed ' 370 

Improvement of Twenty-fifth St.... S & A S D 326 

Improvement of Twenty-sixth st., from Wabash av. to Halste d st .'.'. .'s.' & A.'' S.' d' 15 

Improvement ot Union pi s> & A \v D 475 

Macadamizing Hastings st S & A W D 553 

Macadamizing Hoyneav., from Madison st. to Lake st Filed 362 

Macadamizing La Salle St., from Chicago av. to Clark st s"& X" N D 335 

Macadamizing Ohio st . a ^ a"' ^' n ^ 

Macadamizing Park av., from Ashland av. to Leavitt'st .'.".'.'.'.'.'."." .77 .'.".'.".' .7 .'"' Filed 361 

I5S m - Zlng S^ r ^ e ^ th . st> ' lrom L ' S - & M - s - R - R - t0 Prairie av 7.7s7 & A.', S. D. 318 

Macadamizing Thirtieth st ■ pot S» 

Opening alley, lot 4, block 3, Ellis' west addition. 7. 7. 77 .7.7. 7. 7. 7. 7. 7.7. 7.7." S "& AS I)' 405 

Opening Morgan st. to Milwaukee av , BftVwS T 

Opening White st : S & 1" N D* tl 

Paving Center St., from Clark st. to Hoyneav S & A N D 362 

11 



LVIII 



INDEX. 



Paving Desplaines St., from Madison st. to Monroe st , • • •& * 

Pavinf Erie St., from Rush St. to Pine st •£'« 

P^inl^n^ 

Paving Sedgwick st., from Center st. to Clark st. • g , & 

PaTing N. Wells st • • • • • • - • ■ 

Planking Throop st . . . , . "*.".' 

Railroad track on Ashland av 

Railroad track on Cologne st. . . . . 

Railroad tracks north of Fourteenth st 

Railroad tracks on Indiana av 

Railroad track on Noble st 

Railroad track on Twelfth st. . .... •••••••••• \ mmm 

fa?««^^ 

Telegraph poles on N. La Salle st — 

Vacation of alley, block 1, Waller's sub 



.8. & 



..S. 

,.s. 



PAGE. 
A,W. D. 124 

;A.,N. D. 403 
A., W. D. 454 
A, W. D. 583 
....P. W. 364 
;A.,N.D. 104 
..F. & W. 66 
A., W. D. 104 
A., W. D. 365 

R. R. 578 

R. R. 303 

.Laid over 177 
A., S. D. 271 

R. R. 404 

5 A, S. D. 577 
5 A, S. D. 553 

R. R. 185 

A., KD. 67 
A, W. D. 121 



RESIGNATIONS. 

,. _ . _ -p. Accepted 53 

Best, Martin, as Clerk Police Court, 8. L> Accepted 142 

Tuley, M. F., as alderman first ward • 



RESOLUTIONS. 



Alderman Fifth Ward, recount ballots for.. . . 

Appointment of officers 

Appointment of officers 

Balance sheet, Jan. 1, 1880....... 

Ballard, Aid. , contest election of 

Bathing houses, concerning 

Benner, M., removal of 

Boiler Inspector, concerning 

Briggs, J. B., death of 

Butz, Caspar, thanks to _ 

Chinese emigration, concerning .- • • • 

Cigar factory on Milwaukee av., concerning. 
City Hall, appoint architect for 

City Hall, construction of 

City Hall, examination of 

City Hall, granite for 

City Hall, granite for 

City Hall, granite for > 

City Hall, granite for 

City Hall, granite for. .... : 

City Hall, memorial vault in 

City Hall, stone used in • ■ ? • 

City Hall, stone-work on 

City offices, close July 4 

Citv scrip of 1878 ■ • • 

Coal ordinance, enforcement of 

Council, concerning ... : ■•••••" • 

Council meeting on Washington's birthday.. 

Covle, H. T., death of - ■ •. 

Department of Public Works, concerning.. . 

Dredging, expense of •■•••■■■■•: 

Drew F„ and H. Spoerl, pay tor lost time.. . 

Dunning, Wm., lease end of La Salle st. to. . 



§ . 

n 

m m 

15 

354 
365 
365 

57 

27 
100 
333 
134 
3 
503 
463 
399 
187 



Eight-hour law, concerning. . . . . ....... •"•••:• . 67 

Election contests in Second and Fifth Wards ™ 5 

Election for town offlcers 4 g2 

Election judges, concerning 



398 



16 



57 



213 



521 



223 



INDEX. 



LIX 



-—PAGE 



RESOLUTIONS.— {continued.) 



Engine house, Ogden av/and Winchester av 

Filling Ashland av., from Division st. to Milwaukee av 

Tire engines, contract for 

Frahm, H., rebate to , 

Fullerton av. conduit, examine . , 

Fullerton av. conduit, concerning 

Gage suit, additional counsel in 

Gambling, concerning 

Gas inspector, to make investigation 

Grade Halsted st. viaduct 

Harbor and extension of Randolph st 

Hayes, S. S., death of. 

Heath, M., thanks to 

Horse rail way tracks, sprinkling 

House of Correction, board prisoners at ,. 

Improvement of Ashland av., from Division st. to Milwaukee av. 
Improvement of Division st., from Clark st. to lake shore drive.. 

Improvement of Indiana av. by private contract 

Improvement of Twenty-sixth st. west of Western av 

Investigate buildings on W. Erie st 

Laborers, wages of. 

Lake front, concerning 

Lamp posts on W. Eighteenth st 

Letter carriers on street cars, carry free 

Light streets, material to 

Mc Auley, M., contest election of 

Mackin, Thos., settle judgment against 

Mayor, concerning message of 

Mayor, purchase horse and wagon for 

Meat, concerning condemned 

Meyer, Wm., prosecute 

Milk, concerning sale of 

Milk, enforce ordinance concerning 

Nolan, J. P., concerning. 

North Branch , condition of 

North Branch, condition of 

Parnell and Dillon, hospitalities to 

Parnell and Dillon, reception of 

Physicians for night service, etc 

Plumbing, inspection of 

Police Court, N. D., concerning 

Police Department, fill vacancies 

Policemen on street cars, carry free 

Polk st., remove macadam from 

Pound, N. D., removal of 

Pumping works at Bridgeport, site for 

Railroads, regulate 

Repair State st. bridge 

Revision of ordinances 

Revision of ordinances 

Sangamon st. viaduct , 

School fund, purchase bond for 

School fund, taxes to credit of 

School houses, sanitary condition of 

Sealing beer kegs 

Seavey, V. A., death of. : 

Sewers in Fourteenth Ward 

Sewers in Fourteenth Ward 

Sewer on Nineteenth st. and Van Horn st 

Sewer on Robey st 

Sewers bn ilt in 1879, concerning money for ........ 

Sidewalks, use of. 

Sidewalks, use of 

Silverleaf Grove, concerning s 

Smith, Sidney, employment of 

Special assessments, rebates on 

Springer Pneumatic Light, concerning 

Standing Committees, appointment of 

Standing committees, disapproving J 

Street crossings on Hurl but st 

Street openings, concerning 

Street signs 

Taxes of 1873 and 1874, sales for \ ..'...'.'.'.'.'.'.'. .'. 

Tax levy, on Mayor's order for reduction of. 

Tilley, Thos., appointing as superintendent of city hall 



5* 



186 



149 



326 

31 

362 



64 

218 

250 

148 

307 

415 

161 

475 

187 

71 

43 

56 

266 

14 

28 

282 
117 
270 

31 

67 
334 
369 

67 
475 
274 
272 
335 
610 
503 
469 
174 
464 
334 
365 
369 

70 
595 
334 
271 
174 
267 
316 



334 
343 
361 

66 

63 

463 

362 

6 

10 
365 
283 
169 
441 

50 
272 



115 



115 



282 



307 
31 



334 



503 

469 

334 

365 
369 
70 
595 
334 

174 



327 
334 



97 



594 

149 

97 
365 

87 



3 

28 
123 



327 
415 
272 
551 



56 



10 
365 



441 

50 



522 

227 



285 



139 



138 
214 



148 

148 



214 



341 



341 



115 



43 
314 



LX 



INDEX, 



PAGE. ■ 



RESOLUTIONS— {continued.) 



Town elections for 1880 

Transportation of imports, etc — 

Treasury, unexpended balance in 

Treasury, money in 

Vieira street guide •• 

Water rates, penalty for non-payment of. 

Water rates, system of assessing 

Water rates, collection of -•••• 

Water on Archer av., from Beers st. to Western av 

Wells St., use of for market • • • • • . • • 

Widening State st, from Jackson St. to Twelfth st 
Widening State st 



T3 










C 








*3 


S3 . 








s 




•73 






03 


03 «H 
BO 03 

sS 




03 
03 




PI 

8 


03 


OS 


o 


03 


Ph 


M 


Ph 


Hi 


« 


495 




495 






405 




405 






843 




342 






449 




462 






72 




72 






177 






286 




310 
354 

187 




310 






67 
50 




50 






293 




293 







SEALER OF WEIGHTS AND MEASURES. 
Ordinance changing certain fees, communication concerning Markets 164 



SELECT COMMITTEES. 

Chicago & Western Indiana Railroad Co., on ordinance concerning k£ n Jt ito 

Chicago & Western Indiana Railroad Co., on ordinance concerning Con. in 172 

City Hall, on examination of, concerning architects to assist . ....£. is. 66 

City Hall, on bill of experts for examining Y»™Y>J£n 4k 

City Hall, on bill of experts for examining Law HSK £% 

Cobble stone, on ordinance concerning pavement with. ""; ira 

Cobble stone, on ordinance concerning pavement with J^obt ioo 

Election of aldermen, on result of - «* ,„ 007 

Elevated railways, on ordinance concerning 'xWna^d 927 

Pullerton avenue conduit, on resolution concerning. Acceptea mi 

Lee & Abbott, on bill for reporting city hall investigation t.on. in zbD 

License on certain vocations, on ordinance imposing 'av^S 1* 

List of standing committees, reporting r SSct *» 9« 

Walter, Chas. S., on appointment of ■ • • ^ on - m 



SUPERINTENDENT OF BUILDINGS. 

P. B. 358 

Annual report t> t, 1S 

Report for April, 1879 %' £• fi 

Report for May, 1879 • *.",£: t± 

Report for June, 1879 ' • * !{*4 ' ' 

Report for July, 1879 =&ii«S 170 

Report for August, 1879 , ™ e g ™ 

Report for September, 1879 • inW ori 

Report for October, 1879 ...Jmea -bi 



SUPERINTENDENT OF POLICE. 



Annual inspection of Police Department vRiJ§5 u& 

Police Courts in West Division, concerning. • • '\%™j%Z off 

Report covering resolution concerning dog ordinance ■■■■• ^^Sicl tki 

Report covering resolution concerning patrolmen PuD. & £ouce tit 

Report for quarter ending March 31, 1879. .. • SftSS 289 

Report for quarter ending September 20, 1879 FtamSe 347 

Report on non-enforcement of dog ordinance • • ••■ finance 0*1 



April 28.] 



[1879. 



CITY COUNCIL. 



REGULAR MEETING. 



J^^JEIXXj 28, 1879. 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 

Present- AM. Pearsons, Tuley, Ballard, San- 
ders, Phelps, Gilbert, Mallory, Tully, Turner, 
Lodding, Cullerton, Riordan, McNally, Oliver, 
Lawler, Beidler, Smyth, McNurney, Eiszner, 
Cook, Throop, Seaton, Rawleigh, Thompson, 
Knopf, Ryan, Stauber, Niesen, Waldo, Schweis- 
thal, Wetterer, Janssens. McCaffrey, Daly. Jo- 
nas, and his Honor, the Mayor. 

Absent— Aid. Cary, 

Aid. Tuley in the chair. 



Aid. Rawleigh moved that the minutes of the 
regular meeting held April 21 , and the adjourned 
meeting held April 22, be approved without be- 
ing read. 

Aid, Cullerton raised the noint of order that 
the motion was not in order for the reason that 
the new Aldermen had taken the oath of office. 

The Chair decided the point of order well 
taken. 

The Chair, Aid. Tuley, then said, that on such 
occasions as the present it was customary for 
the Chairman to make some remarks. He de- 
sired to follow the custom, but not to any extent 
—simply to thank the Aldermen for the courte- 
sy, kindness, and forbearance with which he had 
been treated, and also to thank the clerks who 
had rendered such valuable assistance. They 
had met for the last time as a deliberative body, 
and to those who went out he had only to sav 
that he congratulated them upon being relieved 
of a very arduous public duty. 

His honor, Mayor Heath, took the chair and 
presented the following communication : 



Mayor's Office, } 
Chicago, April 28, 1879. j 

T °Chi e B ™'* th& CUy Council > °f the Cit V of 

Gentlemen— In pursuance of the duty im- 
posed by the Charter, and being about to retire 
from the office of Mayor of this city, it is my de- 
sire and duty to place before you for the purpose 
ot information and future reference some of the 
most important of the permanent results accom- 
plished by and during this administration. 
I was elected Mayor July 12, 1876, on 

that day the bonded debt of the 

Tho L™& WW- ^ 3,457,000 00 

ihe bonded debt is now 13,043,000 00 

Reduction $414 onn nn 

On Jul 5 12, 1876, the outstanding ill * ' °° °° 

legal certificates of indebtedness 

were. 3 oil 329 63 

We have paid and taken up of these ' ' 

certificates since that date 2,762,329 63 : 

a <- f? a I a i nc . e SPV outstanding $249,000 00 

At that date (July 12, 1876,) the credit 

funds of the treasury had been 

overdrawn to meet deficits in, and 

drafts upon other funds owing to 

failures in collections and other 

causes about. 1,800,003 00 

These overdrafts have since been 

paid and restored to the amount of 

aD0Ut - 900*00 00 

Leaving a balance still due cred- "" 

a f « f, l lu l °/- •••••• •• $900,000 oo 

At that date, also, (July 12, 1876,) there were 
no funds 111 the treasury to pay the salaries of 
employes, about five months pay being then due 
We have since by legislation "legalized the tax 
levies for 1873 and 1874, then declared void, and 
have procured judgments for the delinquent 



April 28.] 



1879. 



taxes of such years in both the County and Ap- 
Ste Courts The legality of these new levies 
will be finally argued in the Supreme Court in 
June nS If the legality of these taxes is sus- 
tained in that Court, we are certain to collect 
within a short time from the taxes of these years 
upon real estate alone, to wit : 
Cash on deposit with County Treas- 

urer on»appeals ........... *<±5,4w »y 

On forfeitures to the State, drawing 

interest at 10 per cent. • 901,000 oo 

On forfeitures from the taxes ot 

1875 '"__ 

Total good assets and taxes le- 
galized during this admims- 

tration $i,2oU 

Deducting from ' these assets the 
amount of outstanding certificates 

to wit •••'• 

And restoring outstanding ovei- 
drafts on the treasury, to wit ... 



283,000 00 



249,000 00 
900,000 00 



We will have a net balance in 
the treasury from these 

sources of $»a.,<wb ^ 

In addition to the above assets we 
hold tax deeds and certificates of 

1871 and 1872, amounting to 116,922 37 

In forfeitures of 1876 162,814 99 

In forfeitures of 1877 2 75,196 15 

Total net assets, after paying all 
outstanding liabilities on il- 
legal certificates and restor- 
ing credit funds heretofore 

overdrawn • • nht>db,rfzi ot 

I do not estimate in the above doubtful assets 
from delinquent personal property taxes, which 
wUl undoubtedly yield some revenue, though the 
^n mint cannot well be estimated. The estimated 
n2t ™seive from the appropriations of 1878 is 
abUSooo'orwhich sum about $150,000 will 
v>p collected during the fiscal year. 
TWs reserve is not taken into consideration in 



The Supreme Court has also sustained the 
oower of the city to levy taxes for school pur- 
poses and affirmed the legal existence of that 

°Tne right of the city to license, regulate and 
control the management of establishments with- 
in or near the corporate limits of the city en- 
gaged in rendering, fertilizing, etc., has also been 
fully sustained . It has also been decided in our 
own and the Federal Supreme Court that the 
city is not liable to adjacent property owners 
f or damages by reason of building the Wash- 
ington and LaSalle street tunnels nor to riparian 
owners claiming to be specially injured thereby ; 
but it is claimed the present Constitution has 
again unsettled the law governing questions of 
this nature, and that the city is now liable for 
Slur 1 to property abutting upon viaducts and 
Eels ordered and built since August 1870. 

The Department of the Interior at Washing- 
ton before which the title of the city to all the 
and between Randolph street and Park Row 
and east of Michigan avenue, including also 
Dearborn Park, was litigated by parties locating 
Valentine Scrip thereon, has finally, after a pro- 
tracted contest, rejected all the locations and 

C °^ZS^X^'^^on of the city 
enabled "is during the last year, to commence 
the building of the City Hall, which work, 
ughoShat delayed by adverse ligation 
has progressed rapidly, the second story above 
the Foundation being now nearly con , pie ted 

year of nine months only. 

WATER DEPARTMENT. 



Pi^ e „4d may be expended and kept as a cash 
to be' added to the reserve tor 1879 in 



1874. 



the above enumeration of assets nor m the i Ap 
uropriation Bill for 1879, but will as collected 

:ed to the credit of appropriate fun*" 
year, and may be expended and kept 

reserve 

18 During this administration, also, we have paid 
off floating obligations against .he *jg f tt;dej 
liciencies under condemnation and othei special 
Sroceedhigs held void in 1869-70 and subsequent 
years ana f which amount in all to several min- 
eral thousand dollars. With one or two excep- 
tions, Xlaims of this character are now adjust- 

"Umglnfptt year the powers of the cor- 
poration have been so thoroughly settled and 

i Tor^7tasl 1 ppe a a?ed on the face of the appro 

S, and for 1875 nine per cent, was held void. 
g After a series of suits, we have, procured final- 
ly from the Supreme Couilqecisions affirming 
the riaht of the city to anticipate by a piopei 
w^arrant^ collection of current toes to pay 
current expenses ; and also the "gat of the cny 
to refund to the holders of illegal certificates the 
amount of money advanced by them to the city, 
Jnd represented by such certificates out of the 
^e 8 £colle?tedJorihe year and fund in and 
upon Which they were drawn. . 

^The certificates thus drawn in 1875 and 1876-7 
were held to be void ; while those drawn on the 
SvV for 1878 were sustained by the Court as legal 

*&hT$ffi$Eg3™ Jave also heen^ 

plvafe 'pmpeSbl -for 8 public use and improve- 
meats. 



Water rents collected. 
Operating expenses... 
Interest paid 



Surplus in 1874 

1876. 
Water rents collected. 
Operating exp 
Interest paid. 

Surplus in 1876. 



$705,926 64 
.$300,953 46 
, 313,768 24 614,751 70 

$91,174 91 



$833,963 78 

' ' ' •••ffiSw 637,904_58 

-"""""" $ 196j0 59 20 



1877. 
Water rents collected $908,500 64 

$294,430 33 



Surplus in 1877 

1873. 

Water rents collected 

Operating expenses 

Interest paid 31 8 ' 285 f 



$944,190 97 



Operating expenses #266,173 78 ^ ^ og 



Surplus in 1878. 



$359,731 94 



s85S2H38KkvS 

Division. 

STREET CLEANING AND REPAIRS. 

_ . , , 1Q7/L $269,168 75 

Cost for 1874 • • ^23,480 89 

JSS 168.893 21 

1878" '.'."'.'.'.'.'. ".'.'.'.'.'• 136,002 90 



April 28,] 



[1879 



The running expenses of the Fire, Police and 
Health Departments for the years 1874, 1876, 1877, 
and 1878, are as follows : 
Year. Fire Police Health 

Department. Department. Department, 
1874... . $438,201 77 $635,333 96 $94,767 05 

1876 430,740 34 573.50194 59,090 14 

1877 425,96193 498,153 10 56,692 07 

1878..... 376,566 75 431,394 28 46,030 92 

On the first of January, 1877, about seven hun- 
dred cases were pending in the courts of record 
as appears from the dockets exclusive of quasi 
criminal and tax and special assessment cases in 
the County Court. The number pending Janu- 
ary 1, 1878. was four hundred and forty-six. The 
number pending January 1, 1879, was three hun- 
dred and fii'ty-six ; and the number pending to 
day (April 28, 1879) is two hundred ana ninety- 
four. 

The salaries paid in the Law Depart- 
ment for 1874, was $19,499 40 

1876, " 21,148 54 

1877, " 20,833 28 

1878, " 17,699 98 

The appropriation in this department for 1879 

is $16,500. 

The cost of gas each year for the years 1873 to 
1878 inclusive is as follows : 
Year. No. lamps in use. Cost. 

1873 6,891 $377,369 86 

1874 7,671 465,98154 

1875 9,231 584.095 65 

1876 10,333 464,617 88 

1877 10,523 266,894 96 

1878 10,711 249,771 15 

Though we have appropriated large sums each 
year m liquidation of outstanding claims, and 
for the erection of City Hall the amounts re- 
quired to be raised by taxation in the annual 
appropriation bills from 1874 to 1879 inclusive, 
are as follows : 

1874 $5,466,692 54 

1875 (9 months) 5,108,981 40 

1876 4,046,805 80 

1877... 4,013,410 44 

1878 3,778 856 h0 

'879 3,776,450 79 

The cash balance in the treasury 

July 1, 1876. was $266,926 63 

Balance at close of books April 26, 
1879, less warrants payable on de- 
mand and not then presented was 709,195 75 
Which is apportioned as follows : 

Water Fund 231.580 65 

Special Assessments 116,164 01 

City Hall Fund, old account 28,570 21 

Jonathan Burr Fund 16.954 13 

Personal Eedemptions 3 800 79 

Police, Life and Health Ins. Fund. . 8 58 

General Sinking Fund 45 42 

River Improvement Sinking Fund . . 1,103 35 

Sewerage Sinking Fund 836 50 

School Sinking Fund , 29 51 

General Fund, old account 2,400 19 

School Tax Fund, old account 39,729 62 

Miscellan ous taxes and tax pur- 
chases undistributed 33,110 12 

General Fund, 1876 4,316 69 

Department Public Works, appro- 
priation 1876 9,159 16 

Water Tax Fund, 1876 450 03 

School Tax Fund, 1876 2,811 66 

General Fund, 1877 17,661 63 

Fire Department, 1877 4,183 87 

Sewerage Tax Fund, 1877 37,341 71 

Dep't Public Works, appropriation 

1877 62,89145 

School Tax Fund , 1877 30,537 53 

Police Fund, 1877 1,752 86 

Street Lamp Fund, 1877 1,668 71 

Indebtedness Fund, 1877 324 30 

General Fund, 1878 17.700 99 

Fire Department Fund, 1878. 97 77 

Sewerage Fund, 1878 9,493 65 

Department Public Works, appro- 
priation 1878 10,332 72 



2,073 57 


15 00 


4.882 52 


812 41 


1,024 40 


2.501 28 


8,889 07 


737 32 


661 38 


1,200 00 


470 53 


10 00 



Street Lamp Fund, 1878 

School Tax Fund, 1878 

Contingent Fund, 1878 

Public Library, 1878 

Sewerage Tax Fund, 1878 

City Hall Fund, 1878 

General Fund. 1879 

Fire Department, 1879 

Sewerage Fund, 1879. . . 

Sewerage Tax Fund, 1879 

Department Public Works, appro- 
priation 1879 

School Tax Fund, 1879 

Police Fund, 1879 860 46 

Respect' ully submitted, 

M. Heath, 

Mayor. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Rawleigh pre- 
sented a resolution of thanks to Caspar Butz, 
City Clerk, and moved that it be adopted. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted: 

Whereas, The official relations betweon the 
city government and Caspar Butz are about to 
be dissolved by the mutations of office ; and, 

Whereas, Said relations with this and pre- 
ceding Councils for the past three years have 
been of the most amiable character, reflecting 
credit upon him as a thorough gentleman and 
an officer of eminent ability ; therefore be it 

Resolved, That we do hereby tender him a vote 
of thanks for the able, courteous and efficient 
manner in which he has discharged the duties of 
the office oi: City Clerk. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Ryan presented 
a resolution of thanks to his honor, Mayor 
Heath, and moved that it be adopted 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 

Resolved, That the thanks of the City Council 
is due, and is hereby tendered to the Hon. 
Monroe Heath for the able and efficient manner 
in which he has managed the affairs of the city 
during his administration. 

Mayor Heath said: This resolution is a very 
nattering one. If- 1 have been enabled in my 
administration to do anything for the good of 
the city, it has been because I have had the co- 
operation of the Council. If I could, I would 
like to have a resolution passed thanking the 
Council for its hearty support of my administra- 
tion. I thank you, gentlemen, and will now an- 
nounce the induction of the new members. The 
Clerk will call the roll. 

The Clerk announced that the Mayor and all 
the Aldermen elect had filed their official oaths 
with the exception of Arthur Dixon. 

Aid. Tuley suggested that the name of Aid. 
Pearsons be placed on the new roll for the 
present in place of Mr. Dixon. 

So ordered. 

The Clerk then called the roll and there were 
then 

Present— Aid. Tuley, Pearsons, Sanders, Bal- 
lard, Phelps, Clark, Mallory, Grannis, Turner, 
McAuley, Cullerton, Altpeter, McNally, Riordan, 
Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, Eiszner, Mc- 
Nurney, Throop, Swift, Rawleigh, Everett, 
Knopf, Thompson, Stauber, Lorenz, Waldo, 
Meyer, (I5ih Ward) Wetterer, Meier, (16th 
Ward) McCaffrey, Barrett, Jonas, McCormick. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that Aid. McNally be 
made the temporary Chairman. 

Aid. Smyth moved as an amendment that 
Aid. McCaffrey be made temporary Chairman. 

The question being on Aid. Cullerton's motion, 
Aid. Throop called for the yeas and nays, and 
the motion prevailed by the following vote : 

Yeas— Tuley, Pearsons, Sanders, Ballard, 
Phelps, Grannis, Turner, McAuley, Cullerton, 



April 28.] 



[187ff, 



Altpeter, Riordan. Lawler, Purcell, Peevey, Eisz- 
ner McNurney, Throop. Swift, Stauber, Lorenz, 
Waldo, Meyer, (15th Ward) Wetterer Meier, 
(16th Ward) McCaffrey, Barrett, Jonas, McCor- 

m jVay8--Clark, Mallory, Smyth, Rawleigh, Ev- 
erett, Knopf, Thompson— 7. 

The Clerk presented the official bond of Pat- 
rick J. Howard, City Clerk, in the penal sum of 
five thousand rdollars, and signed by H. 1. 
Weeks and M. J. Corbyoy. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the bono be ap- 

P The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 

°Feas— Tuley, Pearsons, Sanders, Ballard, 
Phelps, Clark, Mallory, Grannis, Turner, McAu- 
lev Cullerton, Altpeter, McNally, Riordan, Law- 
ler Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, Eiszner, McNurney , 
Throop, Swift, Kawleigh, Everett, Knopf, 
Thompson, Stauber, Lorenz, Waldo, Meyer, 
(15th Ward) Wetterer, Meier. (16th Ward) 
Caffrey, Barrett, Jonas, McCormick— 36. 
Nays— None. 



Mc- 



The Clerk presented the official bond of Wil- 
liam C. Seipp, City Treasurer, in the penal sum 
of four million and live hundred thousand dol- 
lars and signed by Conrad Seipp, Peter Schoen- 
hofen Berthold Loewenthal. Frederick Mahla, 
George Schneider, Louis A. Huck. Wm. Metzger, 
John Buehler, Peter Schuttler, Peter Wolf, Hen- 
ry J. ChristoDf as sureties. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the bond.be ap- 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays asfol- 

yeas— Tuley, Pearsons, Sanders, Ballard, 
Phelps. Clark, Mallory, Grannis, Turner, McAu- 
lev. Cullerton, Altpeter, McNally, Riordan, Law- 
ler, Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, Eiszner, McNurney, 
Throop, Swift, Kawleigh, Everett, Knopf, 
Thompson. Stauber, Lorenz, Waldo Meyer, 
( 5th Ward) Wetterer, Meier, (16th Ward) Mc- 
Caffrey, Barrett, Jonas, McCormick— 36. 

Nays— None. 

The Clerk presented the official bond of Carter 
H. Harrison, Mayor, in the penal sum of ten 
thousand dollars and signed by John C. Kich- 
berg, Caroline D. Harrison, Murray F. Tuley as 

Aid. Lawler moved that the bond be approved. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows " 

Teas-Pearsons, Sanders, Ballard, Phelps, 
Clark, Mallory, Grannis, Turner, McAuley, Alt- 
peter McNally, Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, 
Smvth, Peevey, Eiszner, McNurney, Throop, 
Swift, Rawleigh, Everett, Knopf, Thompson, 
Stauber, Lorenz, Waldo, Meyer, (15th Ward) 
Wetterer, Meier, (16th Ward) McCaffrey, Bar- 
rett, Jonas, McCormick— 34. 
. JV ays- -None. 

Aid. Tuley moved that a committee of three 
be appointed by the Chair to notify the Mayor 
that the Council was organized and ready for 
business. 
The motion prevailed. ... : 

The Chair appointed Aid. luley, Cullerton and 
McCaffrey as such committee. 

The Committee returned with his honor Mayor 
Harrison, who took the Chair and addressed the 
Council as follows : 
Gentlemen of the Common Councilr- 

The welfare of nearly 500.000 people depends, 
to a large extent, upon the manner in which you 
may, during the next twelve months, discharge 
voiir official duties. A city sprung into exist- 
ence within vour own memory, but already the 
third in America in population, and in commer- 
cial importance ranking among the ten leading- 
cities of the world, will have its growth and pro- 



gress more or less advanced or retarded by your 
action. Its citizens have, within the past eight 
years, struggled under difficulties sufficient to 
paralyze any other people. Those difficulties 
with them have only called forth unexampled 
energies. They know not how to despair. 

To manage the affairs of such a community is 
worthy of a proud ambition, and should beget 
in its representatives a sense of deep and earnest 
responsibility. 

Rising from the ashes of two conflagrations 
unequaled in the past, Chicago and her people, 
burdened by an enormous debt, were at once 
confronted by 

\A FINANCIAL REVULSION, 

which has disturbed the social foundations of 
nations, Labor has struggled for bread, and 
has often been forced to go without sufficient 
food. Real estate, the foundation of wealth, 
which furnishes four-fifths of the city's revenues, 
has been laid under a heavy load of taxation. 
Rents being low, and sales practically impossi- 
ble, land has been unable to meet its obligations. 
Taxation locks up money in the hands of the 
money dealer, where it escapes the eye of the 
collector, thus forcing legitimate enterprise to 
bear an unequal burden. This stifles energy ; 
deters investment, and will, unless checkeu, dry 
up the sources of n venue. Chicago expects you 
to give her relief. She will forgive honest mis- 
takes, but she demands of you worthy and ear- 
nest dilligence. , , 

On me, gentleman, devolves the duty and re- 
sponsibility of carrying out your will, and of en- 
forcing the laws. I accept the responsibilities 
with diffidence, and shall endeavor to perform 
the duty with an eye single to the good of the 
public. I have but one policy to declare, luat: 
is, to protect the lives, the property, and health 
of thn citv, at all times and in every emergency, 
and to do'it in an honest and economical manner. 
I recognize but one science in finance, lhatis, 
to collect the revenues and live within them. 
Debts can be wiped out in but one way— by pay- 
ment. Surplus can be acquired only by saving. 
Saving can be made only by honest expenditures 
for vvise and legitimate purposes, and by pre- 
venting all leakage. The bonded debt of Chica- 
go amounts to about $13,000,000 If you will aid 
me, gentlemen, in an economical administration 

'S.!... T W«1!n«n'U mill V.Q WrtCClhlft trtflinfla. 



of affairs, I believe it will be possible to fund a 
part of this debt so as to save from one to two 
per cent, per annum. The people will cheerfully 
submit to 

MANY TEMPORARY INCONVENIENCES! 

for so permanent a relief. ^ 

Life and property in cities are protected by the 
police. A corrupt police is a gnawing cancer. 
The citizen lying down at night should not only 
be protected , but should feel secure . Apprehen- 
sion of a fancied danger is as disgusting as that 
of a real one. I shall endeavor, as far as may 
be possible in my short term, to make the police 
department brave, honest and efficient. It will 
be my aim to have the star worn by none but 

P1 Ours is a cosmopolitan people, aggregated from 
many nationalities within a little more than one 
generation of man. Each of the several ele- 
ments has its own ideas of social and religious 
life, its own civilization. They have one bond 
of union, devotion to republican institutions and 
energy in pursuit of f ortun e . Each should study 
to accommodate itself as much as possible to the 
social life and prejudices of each of the otheis 
and of the whole. For any one to attempt to 
make a procrustean bid, to which the otheis 
should be forced to fit, would be both ungener. 
ous and unwise. Time alone can make them all 

^TcafimUiope to satisfy all. I shall endeavor 
however, to irritate none unnecessarily, but shall 
trv to so execute the laws and ordinances as to 
do the greatest good to the greatest number 



April 28], 



[1879. 



avowing doing an injury to any rightly acting 



A GOOD SANITARY CONDITION 

is indispensable to the prosperity of the city 
But sweet scents may not be its necessary con- 
comitant ; nor is the converse necessarily true 
iwo many are alarmed at an unpleasant but 
innocuous odor, and inhale with pleasure a sweet 
perfume laden with disease. I shall endeavor 
to foster healthfulness, and yet not destroy our 
gieat commercial interes s Cleanliness is 'indi- 
spensable to healtb, but the people should re- 
member that Chicago has no money in her treas- 
ury, is torbidden to borrow, and is forced to live 
on revenues not collectable for nearly a year 
She will perform wonders, but impossibilities 
must not be expected. . utb 

.The constitution of the land guarantees to all 
SS?aS ht /° PeaceablyWmble to pf 

! " ed ^ of gnevances . This carries the 

light to free discussion. It also guarantees m 

But iffiS?, S 8 ligl / t t0 keeranl beS'avms 

S n«,S°tl Sno , tgIvetoauyone tne rfglit to use 
ThS lȣrj ten or \9 t resist lawful authority. 
^n 8 .^ 111 ^ ourin , stltutlons rests on law. To 
fL ™ \ officers al good citizens should appeal 

Sts ' W P1 '° teCt aU in their Ia ' vful 
Some persons fear an 

ORGANIZED RESISTANCE TO AUTHORITY 

in Chicago. I do not. I do not believe that 
there is in our midst any considerable body of 
men mad enough to attempt such folly For 

£vL n i!S» kno V iey Wou,d be bllt as c la »' com- 
i?™* ° < lie sol , ld ma sses, who love our institu- 

?hSiVp? < ?n ar ff Cl , etenuined , that law and order 
shall reign. If, however, there be any so Ignor- 
ant as to think differently, or so rash as to at- 
tempt violence, they will quickly find that thev 
have made a fatal blunder: Our honest citizens 
and brave police can and will, prote. t the cfty! 
G«;tlemen,m sending to you names forcon- 
fiimation for positions, I shall be guided first 
and above all by the interests of the c ty sec 
ondarily, by the interest of true democracy I 
have been chosen to fill this chair by a great 
political party. But its 25,685 voters expect and 

The Mayor then presented the following as 
the standi, g committees of the Council 7 

•COMMITTEE ON FINANCE— Aid ThlOOD San 

deis, Mccormick, Mallory and Phelps P ' 
Committed; on Paidroads-AIcI.' Rawlehrh 

Eiszner, Switt, Stauberand McCormick g ' 

Committee on Judiciary— Aid Tulev Cni 

lerton, Clark, Meier and Throop Y ' 

COMMITTEE OH FlRE AND WATER-Ald 

Sanders, Thompson, Meyer, Lawler and ll?: 

cM^M^^^^ P - 

Aid°M :V p^f E rv N w harfing' Privileges- 
Ald. McNally, Dixon, McAuley, Lorenz and Bal- 

COMMITTEE ON STREETS AND AlTffYS 

Committee on Streets and allkvs 
Committee on Wharves and Pttpttp 

COMMITTEE ON BRIDEWE^L-Ald ^ McNur- 

¥<&%¥& J"™er, Stauberand McCaffrey 1 

Committee on Pouce-aIcI. Jonas Paw 
leigh, Turner, Eiszner and Knopf. ' Ka *~ 

COMMITTEE ON LlCJENSKS— Aid. Culleiton 

Wetterer, Purcell, Everett and Barrett ' 



rSfl? IT T EK °r N GAS LiGHTS-Ald. Eiszner 
Claik, Sanders, Grannis and Everett. 

Alrt^SSJS?^ H N IlA , K,5 °* AND BRIDGES- 

peter ' "' Barrett ' Knopf and Alt- 

Committee on Printing— Aid. Thompson 
McAuley. Smith, McNal y and Altpeter ' ' 
..committee on Markets— Aid. Wetterer 
Mccattrey, Thompson. McNurney and Smyth * 

pfii™*™™ °Jl umAC -Buildings- Aid. 
Phelps, Throop, McCormick. Grannis and Pur- 

Committee on Health and County Re- 

JffiS££ M - Wal<10 ' peevey - Meye '-- ( " 

rSg^sraSi aS°o?ar- Aid - Baiiard - 

hA^S 1 ' 1 ^ ," m , oved th ^ a committee of five 
Reappointed by the Chair to report a list o 
m«Lt!!n g commj ttees for adoption at the next 

tlie h ?pSimV 'tw ed , th !■ motion out of order for 
ro«H« on that standing committees were al- 
ready appointed, and that they could onlv be 
changed by order, ordinance or resolution 
mt'-ffnW' igh P resented an order adopting 
moved its^ss^T 1 '" 111 ^ ° f tLe C ° Unei1 and 
lows 6 motlon P re vailed by yeas and nay i « fol- 

n J ^u~" B * allar A d 1 \ Pliel P s ' Clark, Mallory. Gran- 

Nays— Tu! ey, Pearsons, Sanders, Turner Mc- 

Corm M c£ IT ey ' y6r ' (15tl1 Ward) Joiias > Mc " 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the rules of the last Council 

&S?ffifi.i thl8 C ° Un ^' aud that they bethe 

wis? ^ordered g ° Vem llHS Council until othe1 '- 

,-™ 1C IhS al I ard P™sented a resolution concern- 
Council ap P 0,ntmeilt of committees by the 

Aid. McCormick moved that it be referred t„ 
the Committee on Judiciary leieiied to 

Ald.Rawleigh raised the' point of order that 
there was no Committee on Judiciary. * that 
taken ' mled that the P^ntwas not well 

The motion was lost by yeas and nav« n« f«i 
lows, two-thirds not agreeing • 5 fo1 " 

adtourn PhelpSmOTed tllat tlle °<>«» c " do now 

foilow"! 0ti0n P reralle « by yeas and nays as 

nSi? S u T ,1 Iev ' r>ixon ' Sanders, Ballard, PhelDs 
Claik, Mallory, Grannis, Turner lfcAi.vS 

And the Council stood adjourned! 

P. J. HOWARD, 

City Clerk. 



May l,.] 



9 



[1879. 



CITY COUNCIL. 



SPECIAL MEETING. 



J^Lj^'Y: 1, 1879 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 

Present— Aid. Tuley, Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, 
Phelps, Clark, Mallory, Grannis, Turner, Mc- 
Auley, Cullerton, Altpeter, McNally, Riordan, 
Lawler, Purcell, Smvth, Peevey, Ei'szner, Mc- 
Nurney, Throop, Swift, Ptawleigh, Everett, 
Knopf, Thompson, Stauber, Lorenz, Waldo, 
Meyer, (15th Ward) Wetterer, Meier, (16th Ward) 
McCaffrey, Barrett, Jonas, McCormick, and His 
Honor the Mayor. 

The Clerk announced that Aid. Dixon had 
hied his official oath in accordance with law. 

His Honor, Mayor Harrison, in the Chair. 



The Clerk read the following calltfor the meet- 
ing. 

iv»«, ™* ™ ■, Chicago, April 29, 1879. 

To the City ClerU: 

You are hereby notified that a special meeting 
of tne City Council is hereby called for the first 
day of May, 1879, at the hour of 7.30 p.m., to 
consider miscellaneous business.. 

John" M. Smyth, Aid. 9th Ward 
H KA / K A - Staubek . Ald.l4thWard 
M. McNurney, Aid. loth Ward. 
J. r. Kawleigh, Aid. 12th Ward. 
(xEO. B. Swift, Aid. nth Ward. 

Jtsfisassssss? o,erk in what maMer 

The Clerk announced that it had been served 
personally on some Aldermen and had been left 
at places of business of others. 

Aid. Tuley raised the point of order that the 
i^TrT'i SKS* - in e the calling of special meet- 
ings had not been complied with, as it required 



J. he Chair decided the point of order not well 
taken, he deeming that the intent of the ordi- 
nance was that tne Aldermen should all receive 
82™iVw a fi a11 f ere P rese nt it was to be be- 
lieved that all had accepted service. 

Aid. Tuley presented a protest against pro- 
ceeding to business for the reason that hebe- 
l iTf c I C ! a11 unlawfully served, and asked that 
a ?, s P read upon the record. 

the tab!? " ' n ° Ved that the protest De l aid on 

follows ™ 0tion P revaile d by yeas and nays as 

r ™SSr5Si 0n i Balla]i ; d ' Phelps, Clark, Mallory, 
Th a ^ S, a C ^J? r 4 on 'A^P eter ' Smyth, McNurney 
Ihioop, Swift, Rawlergh, Everett, Knopf, Thomn- 

RXh w*rfe n 01 ^ nz ' Waldo ' We tterer, Meier, 
(I6tli Ward) McCaffrey— 22. 

K^ ys ^ Tn \ ej > Anders, Turner, McAuley, Mo- 
rally, Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, Peevev Eisznei 
Meyer, (15th Ward) Barrett, Jonas? McCormick' 

na f; Rawleigh presented a resolution desig- 
na fng standing committees for the Council 

thP MirSJoU?? 6 ?- the point of order tIla t under 
tne call the resolution was out of order it not 
coming under the head of miscellaneous busi- 

taken. Chai1 ' decided the l )oint of order well 

Chair' DiX ° 11 appealed from the decision ef the 

of^h^S??^ 6 " hemg -Shall the decision 
oil 9» KS as tne Judgment of the Coun- 
and thpr ;,Su°, n , dema l ldec1 the yeas and nays, 
the d Mfowing vot? 11 ^ t0 SUStain the Cnair ' *' 



Mayi], 



10 



[1879. 



^ays-Dixon. Ballard, Phelps, Clark, MalLoiy, 
ftrannis Cullerton, Altpeter, Smyth, Throop, 
Swift Rawleigh, Everett, Knopf Thompson 
BteuSer, Lorenz, Waldo, Wetterer, Meier, (16th 
Ward), McCaffrey— 21. 

Aid Dixon moved that the resolution offered 
^iS^ZS^MH.. referred to the 

"SSmSLISSSiffi it be so referred', under 

rule 46. 

MA Throop presented a resolution disapprov- 
ingithe list of committees presented hy HisHonor 

th Bv M uSnimous consent, the resolution was put 
upon its paSage and passed hy yeas and nays 

"iSiion, Ballard Phelps Clark , Mallory, 
Grannis. Altpeter. Smyth, Throop, Swift.Raw- 
leigh Everett, Knopf, Thompson, Stauher Lo- 
renz Waldo. Wetterer, Meier, (16th Ward) Mc- 

Ca |S"T°uley, Sanders, Turner, McAuley, Cul- 
lerton MeNally, Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, Pee- 
vey Eiszner, ^cNurney, Meyer, (15th Ward) 
Barrett, Jonas, McCormick— 16. 
The following is the resolution as passed : 
RetXel That the Council : disapproves the 
list of committees as presented hy His Honoi the 
Mayor. 



Aid. Cullerton moved that the Chair appoint a 
committee of five Aldermen who, with the Chair, 
shall prepare a list of standing committees to he 
reported to the Council at the next regular meet- 

in A*ld Rawleigh moved as an amendment that 
the committee consist of the Mayor, two Repub- 
lican Aldermen, two Democratic Aldermen and 
one Socialistic Alderman. 

Aid Cullerton accepted the amendment, and 
the motion as amended was 

Th? Chair appointed as the Committee Aid. 
Cullerton and Tuley for the Democrats, Aid. 
Throop and Waldo for the Republicans, and 
Aid. Meier for the Socialists. 

Aid Smyth presented an ordinance providing 
that the Council shall appoint its own commit- 
tees which was ordered to he 

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary when 
appointed. 

ADJOURNMENT. 

Aid. Rawleigh moved that the Council do now 

a The 1 '"motion prevailed and the Council stood 
adjourned. 

P. J. HOWARD, 

City Clerk. 



May 5, 



13 



[1879 



CITY COUNCIL. 



REGULAR MEETING. 



aUE-A-TT 5, 1879. 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 

Presentr- Aid. Tuley, Dixon, Sanders, Bal- 
lard, Phelps, Clark, Mallory, Grannis, Turner, 
McAuley, Cullerton, Altpeter, McNally, Riordan, 
Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, Eiszner. Mc- 
Nurney, Throop, Swift, Rawleigh, Everett, 
Knopf, Thompson, Stauber, Lorenz, "Waldo, 
Meyer, (I5ih Ward) Wetterer, Meier, (16th 
Ward) McCaffrey, Jonas, McCormick, and His 
Honor the Mayor. 

Absent— Aid. Barrett, 

His Honor, the Mayor, in the Chair. 



Aid. Thioop moved that the minutes of the 
regular meeting held April 21, 1879, the special 
meeting April 22, the regular meeting, held April 
28, 1879, and the special meeting held May 1, 1879, 
be approved without being read. 

The motion prevailed. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Cullerton, for the 
Select Committee appointed to prepare a list of 
Standing Committees for the Council, submitted 
a report recommending the adoption of an ac- 
companying list. 

By consent, Aid. Smyth was transferred from 
the Chairmanship ot the Committee on Printing 
to that of the Committee on Wharnng Privi- 
leges, and Aid. McCaffrey from the Chairman- 
ship of the Committee on Wharnng Privileges 
to that of the Committee on Printing. 

Aid, Cullerton moved that the list of Commit- 
tees as changed be adopted as the Standing 
Committees of the Council for the current mu- 
nicipal year. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 

rn F ^;; T H ley ' Dix on> Sanders, Ballard, Phelps, 
Clark, Mallory, Grannis, Turner, McAuley, Cul- 
lerton, Altpeter, McNally, Riordan, Lawler, Pur- 



cell, Smyth, Peevey, Eiszner, McNurney, Throop. 
Swift, Rawleigh, Everett, Knopf, Thompson. 
Stauber, Waldo, Meyer, (,5th Ward) Wetterer 
Meier, (16th Ward) McCaffrey, Jonas, McCor- 
mick— 34. 

Nays— None. 

The following are the Standing£Committees as 
adopted : 

Committee on Finance— Aid. Throop, Stau- 
ber, McCormick, Sanders and Phelps. 

Committee on Railroads— Aid. Rawleigh, 
Swift, Barrett, McAuley and Altpeter. 

Committee on Judiciary— Aid. Tulev. Cul- 
lerton, Meier, Clark and Smyth. 

Committee ok Fire and Water— Aid 
Thompson, McCormick, Ballard, Purcell and 
Lorenz. 

Committee on Schools— Aid. Stauber, Ev- 
erett, Clark, Waldo, Turner. 

Committee on Wharfing Privileges— 
Aid. Smyth, Eiszner, Lorenz, Purcell and Meyer. 

Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
South Division— Aid. Turner, Mallory, Clark 
Sanders and Dixon. 

Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
North Division-AW. Wetterer, Meyer, Mc- 
Caffrey and Jonas. 

Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
West Division— Aid. Lawler, McNally, Alt- 
peter, Peevey, Eiszner, Swift, Rawleigh, Knopf 
and Lorenz. 7 

Committee on Wharves and Public 
Grounds— Aid. Mallory, Thompson. Meyer, 
Purcell and Everett. 

Committee on Local Assessments— Aid. 
Cullerton, Peevey, Everett, Riordan and Thomp- 
son. 

Committee on Bridewell— Aid Riordan, 
McAuley, Stauber, Wetterer and Grannis. 

Committee on Police— Aid. Jonas, Dixon, 
Cullerton, McNurney and Mallory. 

Committee on Licenses— Aid. McNurney, 
Grannis, McAuley, Altpeter and Barrett. 



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[1879. 



Committee ON Gas LiGHTS-Ald. Sanders, 
*jwift Peevev. Meier and Dixon. 
■GomSeon Harbor and Bridges- 
Aid McNallv, Tuley, Tliroop, Smyth and Jonas. 

A C6£lTTEE ON PRINTING-Ald. McCaffrey, 

■Rnilard Phelps, Lawler and Waldo. 

Committee on Markets-AM Knopf, Bar- 
rett? SSrteigh, McCorraick and McNumey 

Committee on Public ^ UIIjI Y™^7^Iv 
PruXs Gvannis, Riordan, Tliroop and McCaffrey. 

COMMITTEE ON HEALTH AND COUNTY KV- 

^^oSs-Ald. Ballard, Turner, Lawler, Eisznei 
Committee on Elections-AM. Waldo, 

Meier, Tuley, McNally and lvnopl. 

Bvunanimous consent Aid [•^fe^jte 1 ! 

Pd an order m relation to the uimnisnea uubi 
ness of the old Council and moved its passage. 
The motion prevailed. 
The following is the order as passed : 
fh-flerel That all unfinished business that may 

to the appropriate committees of this Council. 

REPORTS OF CITY OFFICERS. 

The Clerk presented the following communica- 
tion from His Honor the Mavor : 
To the Hon. the City Council of the City of Chi- 
cago: . . 

oflfcT ^XporSlo? ^S/ 0?" SS^S 

S?CoTo?ati on Counsel and ask your concurrence 
in such appointment. tfuiiyj 

CARTER H. HARRISON, 

JkTayor 

Aid Cullerton moved that the appointment he 

C °S n motton prevailed by yeas and nays as 

tol {S±Tulev Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, Phelps, 

££M9S 

McCormick— 35. 
Nays— None . 
A1 . thIpv moved that a committee of five be 

C °SSfou S&&SJ8? y-and nays as M - 

'T^-Tuley, Dixon '&MJ*3$gsg& 
Malloi-y, G™™5i/"'Oer Puvcell, Smyth, 
Altpetev, M cNa J , 5'' M ^„ 1 1 ( : v Tliroop, Swift, 
reevey, Ejsznev, McN ™ n |g^ " Glauber, 
Rawleigh. Everett, Knot 1 ■ ">™JJ wetterer, 
MS & &if /&» *»W MCCO,- 
mick— 33. . 

S^^r to fd t,,at t ? e Chait can the 
wards beginning with the Fust W am. 

The motion prevailed. 

SS&S^SSSSS on Streets and 
Alleys S.D. 



Aid. Tuley presented an ordinance [concerning 
the House of Correction. . 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the ordinance he 
laid over and published. 

The motion prevailed. _ 

The following is the ordinance : 

AN ORDINANCE 

Concerning the House of Correction. 
Be it ordained by the, City Council of the City 

of Chicago: 

Section 1 The Superintendent of the House 
ofSSnof the City of Chicago is hereby 
authorized, directed and empowered to^jequue 
of every person imprisoned m such House oi 
Correction 5 , and every person so i^P#ned is 
herebv reauired, to work at such laboi as his oi 

Sf&ngS will permit within or without such 
House of Correction not to exceed eight hoi ns 
fm-paoh working day, and tor such woiic trie 
person so In^ ployed or worked shall be allowed 
Sclusiveofhisorher board, the sum o .fifty 
cents for each days work on account of his oi hei 

fi SEc n 3 C °This ordinance shall take effect and 
be in' force from and after its passage. 

Aid Tuley presented an ordinance granting 
permission ^Munger & Wheeler to operate 
railroad tracks on Maxwell street, Dodge street 
and Mitchell street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Railroads. 



Aid. Tuley presented an ordinance granting 
remission to T. W. Harvey to lay down and 
£5a railroad track on Twenty-second 

S %tiTed C torhe S Committee on Railroads. 

Aid Tulev presented an ordinance granting 
nennission to W.H. Swett & Co. to operate a 
?Sad track on Grove street which .was 

Referred to the Committee on Kailioads. 

Aid Dixon presented an ordinance directing 
tht Cominissio P ner of Public , Works i to ^vertiae 
fr.v nrooosals ior improvement of all streets on 
wh/ch sSal assessments have been made, 

W RetoiTedto the Committee on Local Assess- 
ments. 

Aid Dixon presented a resolution in relation 
otoe me°ssa£e of His Honor the Mayor ana 
moved that it be referred to the Committee on 
F A?d C Tuley moved that the resolution of Aid. 
^SS^ffiyyeasand nays as 
f °Yeas-Tuley, Sanders, Phelps, Grannis Tur- 

#%S# ¥« Sfflffi L McNuiSy; 

Jo *g^SS!Sfd A 01ar k , Swift, Rawleigh, 
Knopf, Thompson, Waldo— 8. 

leys, S.D. 

leys. S. D. 

gffiPfcS&BSSK Z ioXKravenue; 
W SS to the Committee on Has Lights. 



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[1879 



Aid. Turner presented an order directing the 
Superintendent of Streets and Bridges to report 
the conditi 'ii of Egan avenue or Thirty -ninth 
street, between Halsted street and Ullman 
street, and by what authority any part of said 
street has been excavated, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, S. D 

Aid. Turner presented an order directing that 
the Commissioner of Public Works to improve 
the ditches in the Fifth Ward, which was. 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys. S. D. 

Aid. Turner presented an order directing the 
Commissioner of Public Works 'to notify the 
Pittsburgh, Fort Wayne & Chicago R. R. Co. to 
piank Stewart avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Railroads. 

Aid. Turner presented'an order directing the 
-Department of Public Works to prepare ordi- 
nances for sidewalk on Wentworth a\enue. from 
Archer avenue to Twenty-second street, and 
Wallace street, from Archer avenue to McGregor 
street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets andJAl- 
leys. S P 

Aid. Turner presented an ordinance amending 
section 8 of an ordinance concerning the con- 
struction, etc., of buildings, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Fire and Water. 

Aid. Turner presented an order directing the 
Department of Public Works to prepare ordi- 
nances for lamp po-ts on Archer avenue, from 
river to Western avenue, on Ashland avenue, 
from Archer avenue to Thirty-fifth street, on 
Shurtlefi avenue, from Twenty- sixth street to 
Thirty-first street, on Sanger street, from Archer 
avenue to Twenty-sixth street, cm Main street, 
from the river to Thirty-first street, on Lowe av- 
enue, from Twenty-sixth street to Thirty-first 
sti eet. on Hanover street, from Archer avenue to 
Twenty-eighth street, on Arnold street, from 
Twenty- seventh to Thirty-second street, on 
Twenty-first street, from Archer avenue to 
Stewart avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Gas Lights. 

Aid. Turner presented a remonstrance against 
the passage of any ordinance for the improve- 
ment of Twenty-sixth street, from Wabash ave- 
nue to Halsted street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys. S. D. 

By unanimous consent, the Clerk presented the 
official bond of Julius S. Grinnell, City Attorney, 
in the penal sum i f five thousand dollars, arid 
signed by Horace A. Hurlbut and Wm. M. Hoyt. 

Aid. Cullerton moved t that the bond be ap- 
proved. 

The motionjpre vailed. 

Aid. Cullerton presented a communication 
from Samuel Engel notifying the Council of his 
intention to contest the election of Addison Bal- 
lard, Alderman Second Ward, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Elections. 

Aid. McNally presented a petition for cinder- 
ing or macadamizing Hastings street, from Blue 
Island avenue to Loomis street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys.W. D. 

Aid. McNally presented a petition for gas on 
West Fourteenth streeet, from Ashland avenue 
to Wood street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Gas Lights. 

Aid . Lawler presented a resolution concerning 
the appointment of a Sergeant-at-Arms for the 
Council. 



Aid. Lawler moved that the Council do now 
proceed to an election for Sergeant-at-Arms. 

The motion prevailed 

Aid. Lawler moved that the Clerk be directed 
to cast a ballot for John Long. 

So ordered. 

Aid. Lawler moved that John Long be declared 
duly elected Sergeant-at-Arms. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Lawler presented a resolution directing 
the Department of Public Works to report 
whether other than Bedford Stone is being used 
in the construction of the City Hall, and moved 
its adoption. 

'Aid. Thompson moved that it be referred to 
the Committee on Public Buildings. 

So ordered. 

Aid. Throop presented an order directing the 
Department of Public Works to complete the 
sewer on Ashland avenue, between Twelfth street 
and.,Harnson street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, W.D. 

Aid. Rawleigh presented an order for sidewalk 
on Madison street, from California avenue to 
Central Park, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, W. D. 

Aid. Rawleigh presented an order for sidewalk 
on Albany avenue, from Washington street to 
Madison street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, W. D. 

Aid. Rawleigh presented an ordinance repeal- 
ing an ordinance and annulling an assessment 
for opening and widening Winchester avenue, 
from Harrison street to Polk street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, W. D. 

Aid. Thompson presented a petition for the 
repeal of the ordinance regulating milk deal- 
ers, which was 

Referred to Committee on Licenses. 

Aid. Knopf presented an order for sidewalk 
on Hoyne avenue, from Warren avenue to Mad- 
ison street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on '"Streets and 
Alleys, W. D. 

Aid. Thompson presented the petition of Geo. 
Emerson for compensation for personal injuries, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Thompson presented an order for side- 
walk on West Huron street, from Central Park 
avenue to Avers avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, W.D. 

Aid. Stauber presented af resolution Jfor a re- 
count of the ballots for Alderman in the Fifth 
Ward, which was 

Referred to the Committeelon Elections. 

Aid. Stauber presented an order for sewer on 
Newton street, from Augusta street to Iowa 
street and on Iowa street, from Lincoln street 
to Wood street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, W. D. 

Aid. Stauber presented a petition for sewer on 
North Lincoln street, from Augusta street to 
Thomas street, and on Augusta street, from 
Wood street to Lincoln street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, W. D. 



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Aid. Stauber presented an order for water 
main on Cornelia street, from Paulina street to 
Wood street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Fire and Water. 

Aid. Stauber presented an order for water 
main on North Wood street, from Clybourn 
place south, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Fire and Water. 

Aid. Stauber presented an order for sidewalk 
on Blucher street, from Wood street to Mormon 
street, which was „ x ■. A1 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, W. D. 

Aid. Stauber presented a petition for sidewalk 
on Lincoln street, from Augusta street to Di- 
vision street, which was . 

Referred to the Committeejion Streets and Al- 
leys, W. D. 

Aid. Stauber presented a petition for a sewer 
on North Paulina street, from Augusta street to 
Division street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, W. D. 

Aid. Stauber presented an order directing the 
Comptroller to procure names of parties paying 
special assessments on. which rebates may occur, 
which was „ 

Referred to the Committee on Finance 

Aid. Stauber presented an order directing the 
ComptrolleritoSnotify by registered letter all par- 
ties who have rebates on special assessments due 
them, etc., which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Stauber presented an ordinance regulat- 
ing the number of passengers to be carried on 
street cars, etc., which was 

Referred to the Committee on Railroads. 



Aid. Stauber presented an order for a watch- 
man at crossing of C. & N. W. R.. R. on Augusta 
and Rucker streets, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Railroads. 

Aid. Stauber presented an order directing the 
Board of Education not to purchase any prop- 
erty for a school site in the vicinity cf Western 
avenue and West Ohio street, which was 

Referred to Committee on Schools. 

Aid. Waldo presented an order authorizing the 
Commissioner of Public Works to expend $125,- 
000 for extension of water mains, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Meyer presented an order for sidewalk on 
Fullerton avenue, from Ashland avenue to the 
Fnllerton avenue bridge, which w;as 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and.Al- 
leys, N. D. 

Aid. Lawler presented a resolution concern- 
ing kind of stone used in construction of City 

Aid. Lawler moved that the 1 rules be sus- 
pended for the purpose of putting the resolution 
on its passage. . . . 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as fol- 

Feas-Tuley, Dixon, Sanders, Turner, McAu- 
lev Altpeter, MoNally, Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, 
Smvth, Peevey, McNurney. Stauber, Lorenz, 
Mever, (15th Ward) Meier, (16th Ward)-17. 

iVai/8-Ballard, Phelps, Clark, Mallory Gran- 
nis, Throop, Rawleigh, Everett, Knopf, Thomp- 
son, Waldo, Wetterer— 12. 

ADJOURNMENT . 

Aid. Lawler moved that the Council do now 

* The 1 "motion prevailed and the Council stood, 
adjourned. 

P. J. HOWARD. 

City Clerk 



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[1879 



CITY COUNCIL. 



REGULAR MEETING. 



IMI-A-IT 12, 1879. 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 

Present— Aid. Tuley, Dixon, Sanders, Bal- 
lard, Phelps, Clark, Mallory, Grannis, Turner, 
McAnley, Cullerton, Altpeter, McNally,Riordan, 
Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, McNumey, 
Throop, Swift, Rawleigh, Everett, Knopf, 
Thompson, Stauber, Lorenz, Waldo, Meyer, 
(I5ih Ward) Meier, (16th Ward) McCaffrey, 
Barrett, Jonas, and His Honor the Mayor. 

Absent— Aid. Eiszner, Wetterer, McCormick. 

His Honor, Mayor Harrison in the Chair. 



Aid. McCaffrey moved that the minutes of 
the regular meeting held May 5, 1879, be approv- 
ed without being read 

The motion prevailed. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Phelps presented 
a petition asking for the rescinding of an ordin- 
ance for paving Twenty-fifth street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys S. D 

REPORTS OF CITY OFFICERS. 

The Clerk presented communications from His 
Honor the Mayor covering list of names of per- 
sons pardoned from the House of Correction 
for the three weeks ending May 10, 1879, which 
were 

Placed on file. 

ALSO, 

The official bond of Francis Adams, Corpora- 
tion Counsel, in the penal sum of five thousand 
dollars and signed by William C. Goudy, F. H. 
Winston, and D. K. Pearsons as sureties. 

Aid Dixon moved that the bond be approved. 

The motion prevailed 



The City Comptroller submitted his report of 
balances, etc., in the City Treasury at the close 
of the books, March 30th, 1879, which on motion 
of Aid. Cullerton, was ordered published and 

Placed on file . 

The following is the report : 

Department of Finance, i 

Chicago, April 28, 1879. f 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 

Chicago in City C@unc\l Assembled: 

In accordance with a resolution of your honor- 
able body passed December 30, 1878. I submit 
herewith my report for the month of March, 1879, 
showing balance in the City Treasury March 31, 
1879, and the apportionment thereof to the differ- 
ent funds ; also the amount of warrants drawn 
against appropriations of the current fiscal year, 
and amount of warrants of previous years re- 
deemed by the Treasurer during said month, to- 
gether with the amount of warrants outstanding; 
March 31. 1879. 

Re pectf ully submitted, 

J. A. Farwell, 

Comptroller. 
Amounts of money actually in the 

City Treasury at close of books : 

March 31 . . . $878,719.43 

Less warrants drawn and payable 

on demand not yet presented 16,090.03 

Net balance $862,629.40 

Which I apportion and credit as follows, viz : 

Water fund $208,950.88 

Special assessments 149,976.30 

City Hall fund, old account 28,768,91 

Jonathan Burr fund 17,280 78 

Personal redemption 3,800.79 

Police, life, and health insurance 

fund — 8.58 

School fund 149.16 

General sinking fund 5.183.04 



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4,494.33 

836.50 

4,402.58 

3,320,58 

224.55 

624.00 

407.60 

231.00 

9.15 

441.83 

46,788.62 

3,097.01 

12,388.04 

13,386.71 

2,802.96 



2,354.10 
9,590.88 

35,§54 35 
2,480.32 

44,725.35 

61,054.17 



7,925.26 

3,300.95 

^8.36 

15 00 

29,510.99 

720.24 

1,256 24 

974.25 

6,602.91 

2,700.30 

987.82 



River improvement sinking fuud ... 

Sewerage sinking fund 

School sinking fund 

General fund, old account 

General taxes 1869 • 

General taxes, 1870 

General taxes 1871 

General taxes 1872 

General taxes 1873 

General taxes 1874. 

School tax fund, old account 

Forfeitures in 1873 and 1874 

Forfeitures in 1878 

General fund 1876 

Sewerage fund 1876. . . .*. 

Department oi Public Works, appro- 

priation fund 1876 ^l^M 

School tax fund 1876 

General taxes of 1877, under protest. 

General fund 1877 

Fire Department 1877 

Sewerage tax fund 1877. 

Department of Public Works appro 

priation fund, 1877 

School tax fund 1877 29, 031.15 

Street lamp fund, 1877 »£•" 

Indebtedness fund, 1877 J'SX'IJ 

General Fuud 1878. ... . . . .. - 43 ' 4 £?'?? 

Fire Deparment fund 1878 97.77 

Sewerage Fund 1878 ... 34,460.10 

Department Public Works appropria- 
tion fund 1878 

Street lamp fund 1878 

Police fund 1878 

School tax fund 1878 

Contingent mud 187 s 

Public Library fund 1878 

Sewerage tax fund, 1878 

City Hall fund 1878 

General fund 1879. 

Fire Department fund 1879 

Sewerage fund 1879. - • 

Sewerage tax fund, 1879. 1,200.00 

Department Public Works appropri- . 

ation fund, 1879 tSJiw 

Police Fund 1879 1 'l 11 S 

Public Library fund 1879 91184 

$862,629.40 
Amount of warrants drawn against the several 

appropriations for the current fiscal year during 

the month of March, 1879, viz : 

General fund 1879....- $ K?'S 

Fire Department fund 1879 WJ»367 .15 

Sewerage fund 1879 : • • 3,493.23 

Department Public Works appropna- 
tion fund 1879 1 $S*3 

School tax fund 1879 £82 ?£ 

Police fund 1879 

Public Library Fund 1879 

Street lamp fund 1879 



71,798.73 

2,403:16 

782.50 



178,362 59 
Warrants issued the year previous or 
in former years, redeemed by the 
Treasurer during the month ot 

March, 1879 • - • • •• : • • 162,264.31 

Amount of warrants outstanding 

March 31, 1879, payable on demand 16,090.03 
Payable from taxes of 1878, when col- 
lected 1,015,072. 42 

Total $1,031,162.45 

The Superintendent of Buildings submitted his 
report for the month of April, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Public Build- 
ings. 



The Fire Marshal submitted his report for the 
quarter ending March 31, 1879, which was 
Referred to the Committee on Fire and Water. 

The Superintendent of Police submitted his re- 
port for the quarter ending March 31, 1879, which 

Referred to the Committee on Police. 



The Gas Inspector submitted his report for the 
quarter ending May 12, 1879, which was 
Referred to the Committee on Gas Lights. 

The Board of Education submitted a communi- 
cation, asking for the purchase of a school site 
on West Thirteenth street, between Center Ave. 
and Throop street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Schools. 

The Clerk presented a communication from 
the Board of Commissioners of Cook County ask- 
ing for a conference with the Committee on County 
Relations, in relation to the dieting of prisoners 
at the Bridewell, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Bridewell. 

The Commissioner of Public Works presented 
a report and ordinance, repealing ordinance and 
annulling assessment for extending Lane Place, 
which was ni _ , , . . 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys. N. D. 

ALSO. 

A report and ordinance, repealing ordinance 
for paving Van Buren street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, S. D. 

ALSO. 

A report and ordinance for widening West 
Madison street from Calif ornia avenue to Kedzie 
avenue, which was ^ , , 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, W. D. 

ALSO. 

A report and ordinance establishing grade on 
Sherman street, from Harrison street to Polk 
street, which was ^ , . . 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, S D 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for water service 
pipes on Van Buren street from Waba.bh avenue 
to Market street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys. S. D. 

ALSO. 

A report and ordinance for curbing, filling and 
paving Van Buren street, in front of sundry lots 
between Wabash avenue and Market street, 

W Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, 8. D. 

ALSO. 

A report and ordinance for paving North Ave. 
from North Clark street to North Branch Chicago 
river, which was , 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, N. D. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for a sidewalk on both 
sides of Henry street, from Blue Island avenue to 
Ashland avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and AJ- 
eys, W. D. 

ALSO, 

A report and and ordinance for filling De Kalb 
street, from Leavitt street to Flournoy street, 

Referred to the Committee on.Streets and Al- 
leys, W.D. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for filling Flournoy 
street, from Robey street to Leavitt street, 

W Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
W.D. 



leys, 



ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for filling Wood street, 



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from West Polk street to York street, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, W. D. 

ALSO. 

A report and ordinance for filling Paulina 
street, from West Polk street to York street, 
which was 

•Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, W.D. 

ALSO. 

A report and ordinance for filling Wood street, 
from West Harrison street to West Congress 
street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on "Streets and 
Alleys, W.D. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for filling Hoyne Ave . » 
from West Harrison street to De Kalh street' 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, W.D. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for filling Flournoy 
street from Leavitt street to Oaklev avenue, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, W. D. 

ALSO. 

A report and ordinance for filling Lexington 
street, from Hoyne avenue to Leavitt street, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee^on Streets and Al- 
leys, W. D. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for filling Evergreen 
Place, from Leavitt street to Oakley avenue, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, W. D. 

ALSO 

A report and ordinance for filling Marshfield 
street, from West Polk Street to 328 feet north of 
West Polk street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys. W. D. 

ALSO. 

A report and ordinance for filling Kendall 
street, from West Polk street to West Taylor 
street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, W. D. 

ALSO. 

A report and ordinance for filling West Taylor 
street from Laflin street to Ashland avenue, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, W. D. 

ALSO, 

A communication ask ng the Council to repeal 
an order granting permission to William E. 
Shaw to pave Adams street from Robey street to 
Hoyne avenue by private contract, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, W. D. 

The Clerk presented the following communi- 
cation from His Honor the Mayor : 

Chicago, May 12, 1879. 
To the Hon. the City Council of the City of Chi- 
cago: 

Gentlemen: -I herewith appoint, by virtue 
of the power and authority conferred upon me 
by law, R. H. Forrester, a member of the library 
board to fill the vacancy caused by the resigna- 
tion of Mr. Sidney Smith, and ask the concur- 
rence of your honorable body in such appoint- 
ment. 

Carter H. Harrison, 

Mayor. 



Aid. Cullerton moved that the appointment 
be concurred in. . 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas— Tuley, Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, Phelps, 
Clark, Maliory, Grannis, Turner, McAuley, Cul- 
lerton, Altpeter, McNally, Riordan, Lawler, Pur- 
cell.Peevey, McNurney, Throop, Swift,Rawleigh, 
Everett, Knopf, Thompson, Stauber, Lorenz, 
Waldo, Meier, (16th Ward,) McCaffrey, Barrett, 
Jonas— 31. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

The following communication : 

Mayor's Office, i 
Chicago, May 12, 1879. f 
To the Honorable the City Council of the City of 
Chicago : 

Gfntlemen t— By virtue of the power and 
authority conferred upon me by law, I hereby ap- 
point Luther Laflin Mills, Inspector of the House 
of Correction, to hold the same until the first 
Monday of May. 1882, and respectfully ask the 
concurrence of your honorable body in such ap- 
pointment. 

Carter H. Harrison, 

Mayor. 

Aid. Lawler moved that the appointment be 
concurred in. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas— Tuley, Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, Phelps, 
Clark, Maliory, Grannis, Turner, McAuley, Cul- 
lerton, Altpeter, Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, 
Peevey, McNurney, Throop, Swift, Rawleigh. 
Everett, Knopf, Ihompson, Stauber, Lorenz, 
Waldo, Meyer, (15th Ward) Meier, (16th Ward) 
McCaffrey, Barrett, Jonas, —31 

Nays— .None. 

ALSO. 

The following communication: 

Mayor's Office, j 
Chicago, May 12, 1879. f 

To the Honorable the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Gentlemen :— By virtue of the power and 
authority conferred upon me by law, I hereby 
appoint David Walsh as police magistrate of the 
West Division, and respectfully ask the concur- 
rence of your honorable body' in such appoint- 
ment. 

Carter H. Harrison, 

Mayor . 

Aid. Lawler moved to concur in the appoint- 
ment. 

Aid. McCaffrey moved that it be referred to 
the Committee on Police. 

Aid. Lawler moved that the rules be suspend- 
ed for the purpose of taking action on the ap- 
pointment. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows, two-thirds not agreeing : 

Feas--Tuley, Sanders, Maliory, Grannis, Tur- 
ner. McAuley, Altpeter, McNally, Riordan, Law- 
ler, Peevev, Swift, Rawleigh, Everett, Stauber, 
Lorenz, , Meyer, (15th Ward) Meier, (i 6th Ward) 
Barrett, Jonas— 20 

Nays— Dixon, Ballard, Phelps, Clark, Culler- 
ton, Purcell, Smyth, McNurney. Throop, Knopf, 
Thompson, Waldo, McCaffrey— 12. 

The communication was then referred to the 
Committee on Police. 

ALSO, 

The following communication : 

Mayor's Office. \ 
Chicago, May 12, 1879. j 
To the Honorable the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Gentlemen :— By virtue of the power and 
authority conferred upon me by law, 1 hereby 



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appoint William J. Onahan, City Collector, and 
respectfully ask the concurrence of your honor- 
able body in such appointment. 

Carter H. Harrison, 

Mayor. 

Aid. Lawler moved that the appointment he 
concurred in. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas—Tuley, Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, Phelps, 
Mallory, Grannis, Cullerton, Altpeter, McNally, 
Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, 
McNurney, Throop, Swift, Rawleigh, Everett, 
Knopf, Thompson, Stauber, Lorenz, Waldo, 
Meyer, (15th Ward), Meier, (16th Ward) McCaf- 
frey, Barrett, Jonas— 30. 

Nays— Turner, McAuley, —2. 

ALSO. 

The following communication : 

Mayor's Office, I 
Chicago, May 12, 1879. f 
To the Honorable the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Gentlemen :-In accordance with law, I here- 
by appoint Charles S. Cameron as Prosecuting 
Attorney in place of Mr. A. N. Linscott, resigned 
and respectfully ask the concurrence of your 
honorable body in such appointment. 

Carter H. Harrison, 

Mayor. 
Aid. McCaffrey moved that the appointment be 
referred t(* the' Committee on Judiciary. 
The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The following communication : 

Mayor's Office, i 
Chicago, May 12, 1879. f 

To the Hon. the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Gentlemen :— I herewith appoint, by virtue 
of power and authority conferred upon me by 
law, Theodore T. Gurney as Comptroller of the 
City in place of J. A. Farwell, resigned, and re- 
spectfully ask the concurrence of your honorable 
body in such appointment. 

Carter H. Harrison, 

■ Mayor' 

Aid. Dixon moved that the appointment be 
concurred in. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas— Tuley, Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, Phelps. 
Clark, Mallory, Grannis, McAuley, Cullerton, 
Altpeter, McNally, Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, 
Smyth, Peevey, McNurney, Throop, Swift, Eaw- 
leigh, Everett, Knopf, Thompson, Stauber, 
Lorenz, Waldo, Meyer, (15th Ward) Meier. (16th 
Ward), McCaffrey, Barrett, Jonas— 32. 

iVays— Turner— 1 

also 
The following communication • 

Mayor's Office, j 
Chicago, May 12, 1879. j 
To the Hon. the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Gentlemen :— By virtue of the power and 
authority conferred upon me by law, I hereby 
appoint Charles S. Waller, Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works in place of Mr. E. S..Ches. rough, re- 
signed, and respectfully ask the concurrence of 
your honorable body in such appointment. 
Carter H. Harrison, 

Mayor. 
Aid. McCaffrey moved that the communica- 
tion be referred to the joint Committee on Streets 
and Alleys, South, North and West Divisions. 



Aid. Tuley moved to refer it to the Committee 
on Judiciary. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas— Tuley, Phelps, Clark. Cullerton. 'Swift, 
--5. 

Nays— Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, Mallory, Gran- 
nis, Turner, McAuley, Altpeter, McNally, Rior- 
dan, Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Peevey,McNurney, 
Throop, Rawleigh, Everett, Knopf, Thomp- 
son, Stauber, Lorenz, Waldo, Meyer, (15th Ward) 
Meier, ( 16th Ward) McCaffrev, Barrett, Jonas 
—28 

The question then being on the motion of Aid. 
McCaffrey, it was agreed to by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas— Tuley, Dixon, Sanders, Clark, Turner, 
McAuley, Altpeter, McNally, Riordan, Lawler, 
Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, McNurney, Throop, 
Everett, Stauber, Lorenz. Waldo. Meyer, (15th 
Ward) Meier, (16th Ward), McCaffrey, Barrett, 
Jonas— 24. ■ , 

Nays— Ballard, Phelps, Mallory. Grannis, Cul- 
lerton, Swift, Rawleigh, Knopf, Thompson— 9. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the Committee be 
requested to report at the next meeting of the 
Council. ., n '■'■ •*> 

Aid. Throop moved to reconsider the vote by 
which the communication was referred. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as fol- 

Yeas— Tuley, Ballard, Phelps, Clark, Mallory! 
Grannis, Cullerton, Altpeter, Throop, Swift, 
Rawleigh, Everett, Knopf, Stauber, Lorenz, 
Meier, (16th Ward)— 16 

Nays— Dixon, Sanders, Turner, McAuley. Mc- 
Nally, Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, 
McNurney. Thompson, Waldo, Meyer, (15th 
Ward) McCaffrey, Barrett; Jonas— 17. 

The question then being on the motion of Aid- 
Cullerton it was agreed to by yeas and nays as 

Feos--Tuley, Sanders, Ballard, Phelps, Clark, 
Mallory, Grannis, Cullerton, Altpeter, McNally, 
Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, Throop 
Swift, Meyer, (15th Ward)— 18 

ATi!/*- Dixon, Turner, McAuley, McNurney, 
Rawleigh, Everett, Knopf, Thompson, Stauber, 
Lorenz, Waldo, Meier (16th Ward) McCaffrey, 
Barrett, Jonas— 15. 

Aid . Lawler moved that the rules be suspend- 
ed for the purpose of allowing a committee to 
make investigations concerning, the stone used 
in the City Hall, appointed at a mass meeting of 
citizens, to present a communication to the Coun- 
cil. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows : , _ 

Yeas- -Tuley, Dixon, Sanders, Clark, Turner, 
McAuley, Altpeter, McNally, Riordan, Lawler, 
Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, McNurney, Swift, Raw- 
leigh, Everett, Thompson, Stauber, Lorenz,Meier 
(16th Ward) Barrett, Jonas— 23. 

Nays— Ballard, Phelps, Mallory, Grannis, 
Throop, Knopf, Waldo— 7. 

The Committee having presented their com- 
munication, Aid. Phelps moved that it be refer- 
red to the Committee on Public Buildings. 

Aid. Lawler moved that it be referred to a se- 
lect committee of five, to be appointed by the 
Chair, for the purpose of investigation. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Chair appointed as such committee Aid. 
Lawler, Grannis, Stauber, Ballard arsd Meyer. 

The Clerk presented the report of the Commis- 
sioners to make estimate for sidewalk on both 
sides of Bryant avenue from Vincennes avenue 
to Stanton avenue. . 

Aid Mallory j moved that the report be&ap- 
pi-oved and the order thereto attached passed 

The motion prevailed. 

also. 

The report of the Commissioners to make esti- 



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mate for sidewalk on both sides of Mao street, 
from Hickory street to C. A. & St. L. R. R. 

Aid. Turner moved that the report he approv- 
ed, and the order thereto attached be passed. 

The motion prevailed . 

ALSO. 

The report of the Commissioners to make esti- 
mate for sidewalk on the Avest side of Albany 
avenue from West Madison street to Fulton 
street. 

Aid. Everett moved that the report be approv- 
ed, and that the order thereto attached be pas- 
sed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make esti- 
mate for sidewalk on the west side of Francisco 
street, from West Madison street to West Wash- 
ington street. 

Aid, Rawleigh 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 Walnut street 
from Sacramento street to Francisco street. 

Aid. Knopf moved that the report be approv- 
ed, and that the order thereto attached be pas- 
sed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make esti- 
mate for sidewalk on both sides of Staunton 
street, from West Madison street to West Lake 
street. 

Aid. Everett moved that the report be approv- 
ed, and that the order thereto attached be pas- 
sed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO. 

The report of the Commissioners to make esti- 
mate for sidewalk on both sides of Hubbs street, 
from Thirty-third street to Douglas avenue. 

Aid. McAuley m^ved 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 east side of Lime street 
ll0m , Archer avenue to Twenty-seventh street. 

Aid. Turner moved that the report be approv- 
ed, and that the order thereto attached be pas- 
sed. 



The n otion prevailed. 

ALSO. 

The report of the Commissioners to make esti- 
mntefor sidewalk on the east side of Emerald 
av ?"ue, from Archer avenue to Kossuth street 

Aid. McAuley 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 south side of McGregor 
street, from Sanger street to 250 feet east of San- 

Ald. Turner moved that the report be approv- 
ed, and that the order thereto attached be pas- 

The motion prevailed. 

_U ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make esti- 
mate for sidewalk on the north side of Twenty- 
seventh street, from Quarry street to Lime 
street. 

Aid. Turner moved that the report be approv- 
ed and that the order thereto attached be pas- 

The motion prevailed. 



ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make esti- 
mate for sidewalk on the south side of Bushnell 
street, from Archer avenue to Hanover street. 

Aid Turner moved that the report be approv- 
ed, and that the order thereto attached be pas- 
sed. r 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO. 

The report of the Commissioners to make esti- 
mates for sidewalk on the east side of Lowe 
avenue, from Twenty-eighth street to Thirtieth 
street. 

Aid. Turner moved that the report be approv- 
ed, and that the order thereto attached be pas- 
sed. K 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make esti- 
mate for sidewalk on the south side of Thirty-first 
street, from Ashland avenue to Lincoln street. 

Aid. McAuley 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 Vincennes 
avenue, from Douglas avenue to Egan avenue. 

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 esti- 
mate for sidewalk on both sides of Prairie aven- 
ue : B 01 £ flirty-first street to Thirty-third street 

Aid. Mahory moved that the report beauprov- 
ed, and that the order thereto attached be pas- 
sed. l 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make esti- 
mate for sidewalk on the west side of Hoyne 
avenue, from Ambrose street to Blue Island 
avenue. 

Aid. McNally moved that the report he ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make esti 
mates for sidewalk on both sides of Hoyne aven- 
ue, from West Madison street to West Harrison 
street. 

Aid. Everett 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 three lamp-posts on Oak street, from 
North Market street to Townsend street. 

Aid. Barrett 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 laying water service pipes on Center 
avenue, from Blue Island avenue to West Twen- 
ty-second street. 

Aid. Cullerton 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 laying six inch drains on Center avenue 
from Blue Island avenue to West Twenty-second 
street. 



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[1879. 



Aid. Cullerton 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 foi grading and paving Desplaines street, 
from West Madison street to Fulton street. 

Aid. Smyth moved that the report be approv- 
ed, and that the order thereto at ached be pas- 
sed. „ 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO. 

The report of the Commissioners to make esti- 
mate for curbing and filling Center avenue, 
from Blue Island avenue to West Twenty-second 

St Ald! Cullerton 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;i_ 
mate for curbing, filling and paving Twentieth 
street from State street to Archer avenue. 

Aid Turner moved that the report be approv- 
ed, aud that the order thereto attached be pas- 
sed. .. , 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make esti- 
mate for grading and paving Central ave nue, 
from Randolph street to South Watei stieet 

Aid. Dixon moved that the report be appiov- 
ed, and that the order thereto attached be pas- 
sed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO. 

The report of th3 Commissioners to make esti- 
mate for filling and planking West Twenty- 
second street, from Morgan street to Centei 

Aid Cullerton moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Bv unanimous consent, Aid. Peevey presented 
an ordinance repealing ordinances concerning 
the driving of cattle on public st eets, wlncii 

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary, 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 

The Clerk presented the report of the Commit- 
tee on Streets and Alleys, S. D on ordinance 
consenting that the South Park Commissioneis 
may control parts of Michigan avenue and 
Douglas avenue, laid over and published Apul 

17 Ald 9 ' Dixon moved that the ordinance be 

P Ald d Lawler moved that the report be recom- 
mitted to the Committee on Streets and Alleys, 

S The motion of Aid. Lawler was lost by yeas and 

11 a &s-S°anS, Turner, Altpeter, McNally, 
Riordan, Lawler, McNurney, Stauber, Lorenz, 
Meyer, (15th Ward) Meier, (16th Ward), Banett, 

~~ 5vcws— Tuley, Dixon. Ballard, Phelps, Clark, 
Mallory, Grannis, McAuley. Cullerton, Purcell, 
Smyth, Peevey, Throop, Swift, Rawleigh, Ever- 
ett, Knopf, Thompson Waldo— 19. 

The question then being on the motion of Aid. 
Dixon to pass the ordinance, it was lost bv yeas 
and nays as follows, a majority of all the Alder- 
men elected not occurring : Tur«ii,v.„ 

Feas-Dixon, Ballard, Phelps, Clark, Mallory, 
Grannis, McAuley, Cullerton, Purcell, .Smyth. 
Peevey, Throop, Swift, Rawleigh, Everett, Knopt 
Thompson. Waldo— 18. 



Nays-- Tuley, Sanders, Turner, Altpeter, Mc- 
Nally, Riordan, Lawler, McNurney, Stauber, 
Lorenz, Meyer, (15th Ward), Meier (16th Ward) 
Barrett,- 13. ,_ M . 

Aid. Tuley moved to reconsider the vote last 
taken. „ , 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as lol- 

Feas-Tuley, Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, Phelps, 
Clark, Mallory, Grannis, McAuley. Peevey, 
Throop, Swift, Rawleigh, Everett, Knopf, 
Thompson, Waldo— 17 Wo1 . 

Nays— Turner, Cullerton, Altpeter, McNally, 
Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, Smyth McNurney, 
Stauber, Lorenz, Meyer, (15th Ward) Meiei, 
(16th Ward) Barrett— 14. 

By unanimous consent Aid. Cullerton present- 
ed an ordinance devolving the powers and auties 
of Commissioner of Public Works on the Mayor, 
etc , and moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays a s 

° Yeas- -Tuley, Dixon, Ballard, Sanders, Phelps, 
Clark, Mallory, Grannis, Turner, McAuley. Cul- 
lerton, Altpeter, McNally, Riordan, Lawlei, 
Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, McNurney, WWb. 
Swift, Rawleigh, Everett Knopf, Thompson, 
Stauber, Lorenz, Waldo, Meier (16th Ward)— 29. 

Nays— Mone. 

The following is the ordinance as passed : 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 

of Chicago. 

Sec. l . That all the powers and duties devol- 
ved by ordinance on the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and the same are hereby devolved up- 
on the Mayor of the city, until a Commissioner 
of Public Works shall be duly appointed ana 
qualified. 

By unanimous consent Aid. Lawler, of the 
Committee on Streets and Alleys, WD. ta whom 
was referred an ordinance consenting that the 
West Park Commissioners may control, etc. 
West Washington street, submitted a report re- 
commending its passage. . 

Aid. Lawler 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 assembled: 
Your Committee on Streets and Alleys, W.D., 
to whom was referred an ordinance giving con- 
trol of West Washington street to West Paik 
Commissioners, having had the same under ad- 
visement, beg leave to report that we lecom- 
mend its passage. ' ' , 

Respectfully submitted, 

Frank Lawler, 

J. T. RAWLEIGH, 

A. C. Knopf, 
Geo. B. Swift, 
James Peevey. 

An ordinance consenting that the Board of 
West Park Commissioners may take, leguute, 
control and improve a certain paitotyy est 
Washington street, from the west line of Clinton 
street to Central Park. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 

of Chicago. 

Sfotion 1 That whereas, the General As- 
sembly has passed a certain act which was du y 
aunroved April 9, A.D. 1879, and which, with 
th?title thereto, is.in the words and figures fol- 

l0 An Act to enable Park Commissioners and 
rornorate Authorities to take, regulate, control 
and P ?mprove public streets leading to public 
mrks tSnay for the improvement thereof, and 
Fn^hatbeHftomakeand collects special as- 
Sssmenroitspecialltaxon contiguous property. 



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Section l. Be it enacted by the People of 
the State of Illinois, represented in the General 
Assembly. 

That every Board of Park Commissioners shall 
have power to connect any public park, boule- 
vard or driveway under its control, with any part 
of any incorporated city, town or village, by 
selecting and taking any connecting street or 
streets or part thereof, leading to such park. 

Provided, that the streets so selected and taken 
so far as taken, shall be within the district or 
territory, the property of which shall be taxable 
for the maintainance of such park, and provided 
further, that the consent of the corporate authori- 
ties having control of any such street or streets, 
so far as selected and taken, and also the consent 
in writing of the owners of a majority of the 
frontage of the lots and lands abutting o i such 
street or streets so far as taken, shall be first ob- 
tained. And proviaed further, that such con- 
nection or improvement shall embrace only such 
street or streets as are necessary to form one con- 
tinuous improvement. 

Sec. 2. That swch Board of Park Commis- 
sioners or such corporate authorities as are by 
law authorized to levy taxes or assessments for 
the maintainance of such parks, shall have power 
to improve such street or streets, in such manner 
as they may deem best ; and for that purpose 
they are hereby authorized to pay for the im- 
provement thereof ; and from time to time to 
levy or cause to be levied and collected a special 
tax or assessment on contiguous property abutt- 
ing upon such street so unproved, for a sum of 
money not exceeding the estimated cost of such 
first improvement or improvements, as shall be 
ordered and estimated by such Board of Park 
Commissioners, but not for any subsequent re- 
pair thereof. And to that end such Board of 
Corporate Authorities shall have all the power 
and authority now or hereafter granted to them 
respectively, relative to the levy, assessment 
and collection of taxes or assessments for corpor- 
ate purposes. And such special taxes or assess- 
ments as are hereby authorized, may be divided 
into not exceeding four annual installments 
bearing interest at the rate of six per cent, per 
annum, from the date of confirmation until paid. 
And the said assessment or installment thereof, 
shall be collected and enforced in the same man- 
uer as is provided by law, for the collection and 
enforcement of other taxes or assessments for or 
on account of such corporate bodies or boards, as 
aforesaid, so far as the same are applicable. 

Sec. 3. Such Park Boards shall have the same 
power and control over the parts of streets taken 
under this act, as are or may be by law vested 
in them of and concerning the parks, boulevards 
or driveways under their control. 

Sec 4. In case any such street or parts there- 
of, shall pass from the control of any such park 
board, the power and authority over the same 
granted or authorized by this act shall revert to 
the proper corporate authorities of such city, 



town or village respectively, as aforesaid. 

Sec. 5. Any city, town or village in this state 
shall have full power and authority to invest any 
of such park boards with the right to control, 
improve and maintain any of the streets of such 
city, town or village, for the purpose of carrying 
out the provisions of this act. 

Sec 6. Whereas, there is a necessity for the 
immediate construction of the improvements 
contemplated in this act, therefore an emergen- 
cy exists, and this act shall take effect and be in 
force from and after its passage. Approved 
April 9, 1879. 

And Whereas, the Board of West Park Com- 
missioners are about selecting and taking for the 
uses and purposes in the said act mentioned,that 
part of West Washington street extending from 
the west line of Clinton Street to Central Park, 
and the consent in writing of the owners of a ma- 
jority of the frontage of the lots and lands abut- 
ting on said street, so far as taken or pro- 
posed to be taken, by said Board, having 
been obtained, consent is hereby given and 
granted to the said Board of West Park Com- 
missioners to take, regulate, control and improve 
the before described parts of West Wash- 
ington street respectively, in manner and 
form provided in the said act of the General 
Assembly. And full power and authority is 
hereby granted to said Board of Park Commiss- 
ioners to control, improve and maintain the parts 
of said streets, so to be taken as aforesaid, for 
the purpose of carrying out the provisions of the 
said act of the General Assembly. 

Sec. 2. ^This ordinance shall be in force from 
and after its passage. 

Aid. Tuley moved that the ordinance giving 
control, etc., of Michigan avenue to the South 
Park Commissioners be now taken np. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Tuley moredthat the ordinance be pas- 
sed. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as fol 
lows : a majority of all the Aldermen elected 
not concurring. 

Yeas— Tuley, Dixon, Phelps, Clark, Mallory, 
Grannis, McAuley, Cullerton, Peevev, Throop, 
Swift, Rawleigh, Everett, Knopf, Thompson, 
Waldo-16. 

Nays— Sanders, Turner, Altpeter, McNally, 
Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, McNurney, 
Stauber, Lorenz, Meier, (16th Ward).— 12. 

ADJOURNMENT. 

Aid. Lawler moved that the Council do now 
adjourn. 

The motion prevailed and the Council stood 
adjourned. 

P. J. HOWARD, 

City Clerk. 



m 



May 19,) 



25 



[1879 



CITY COUNCIL. 



REGULAR MEETING. 



:MI-A_"Z" 19, 1879, 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 

Present— Aid. Tuley, Dixon, Sanders, Bal- 
lard, Phelps, Clark, Mallory, Grannis, Turner, 
McAuley, Cullerton, Altpeter, McNally, Riordan, 
Lawler, . Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, Eiszner, Mc- 
Nurney, Throop, Swift, Rawleigh,Everett,-Knopf, 
Thompson, Stauber, Lorenz, Waldo, Meyer, 
(I5ih Ward) Wetterer, Meier, (16th Ward) 
McCaffrey, Barrett, Jonas, and His Honor the 
Mayor. 

Absent— Aid. McCormick. 

His Honor, the Mayor, in the Chair. 

MINUTES. 

Aid. Tliroop moved that the minutes of 
the regular meeting held May; 12, 1879, be approv- 
ed without being read 

The motion prevailed. 

The Cleik presented the official bond of Wil- 
liam J. Onahan, City Collector, in the penal sum 
of twentv-five thousand dollars, and signed by 
John R. Walsh, John Breno.k. Edward Baggot, 
Jas. H. B. Daly as sureties. 

Aid Lawler moved that the bond be ap- 
proved. 

The motion prevailed 

ALSO, 

The official bond of T. T. Gurney, City Comp- 
troller, in the penal sum of one hundred thou- 
sand dollars and signed by J.B. Lyon, W. M. 
Egan, Clinton Briggs, Asa Dow, S. A. Kent as 
sureties. 

Aid. Dixon moved that the bond be ap- 
proved. 

The motion prevailed. 

His Honor Mayor Harrison presented a com- 
munication from Jas. H. Kelly, Assistant City 
< 'lerk, of the City of Detroit, announcing a visit 



from the City Council of said city on the 23rd of 
May, 1879, to the City of Chicago. 

Aid. Lawler moved that the Mayor appoint a 
select icommittee of five to receive the city offi- 
cers of Detroit and extend to them the hospital- 
ities of the city. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Chair appointed the following Aldermen 
as such committee : Aid. Lawler, Phelps, Swift, 
Rawleigh and Jonas. 

The Clerk presented a communication from His 
Honor the Mayor covering list of names of per- 
sons pardoned from the House of Correction 
during the week ending May 17, 1879, which was 
Placed on file . 

The City Comptroller submitted his report for 
the month of April 1879, showing the amount of 
money actually in the treasury at close of busi- 
ness April 30th, 1879, etc., which was 
Laid over and published. 
The following is the report : 

Department op Finance, I 
Chicago, May 19, 1879. j 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chi- 
cago in City Council assembled: 
In accordance with a resolution of your honor- 
able body passed December 30, 1878, I (submit 
herewith my report for the month of Apiil. 1879, 
showing the amount of money actually in the 
treasury at close of business, April 30, 1879, and 
the apportionment thereof to the different funds ; 
also the amount of warrants drawn against the 
several appropriations for the curreni fiscal year 
and amount of warrants of previous years re- 
deemed byjthe Treasurer during the said month, 
together witli the amount of warrants outstand- 
ing unpaid April 30, 1879. 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. A. Farwell, 

Comptroller. 



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Amounts of money actually in the 
City Treasury at close of books . 

iif&S&te drawn 'and payable 

on demand not yet presented 

$730,565.59 

Which I apportion and credit as follows, m^ 
Water fund •- iokWs 



$743,983.26 
13,417.67 



125,215.36 

^2 ,048 54 

954 13 

3,800.79 



8.58 

69.84 

1,103.35 

836.50 

52.71 

4,971.83 

224.55 

624.00 

419.60 

259.05 



Special assessments 

City Hall fund, old account <■& 

Jonathan Burr fund ^ 

Personal redemption. _ • 

l>olice life, and health insurance 

fund ■•■•■■ 

General sinking fund. . - . . . . «■ • •• *• • • • 
Kiver improvement sinking fund ... 

Sewerage sinking fund 

School sinking fund . 

General fund, old account 

General taxes 1869 

General taxes, 1870 >-• 

General taxes 1871 

leSlSta.H.daccouiV..::-.:.-.-. um.m 

gSS&MKwk w££ appV^ ' ' 

priation fund 1876 o'«ii'«fi 

School tax fund 1876 ...... •■■■■■-• • |»g;|° 

General taxes of 1877, under piotest.. 9,590 m 

General fund 1877 - ■ • ■ ^'X^ 

rfeTlSient of Fuhlic Works appro- 

sSSSl^:::::::: 30,53753 

Police fund 1877 . . ... • • 6871 

Street lamp fund, 1877 J». a 

Indebtedness fund, 1877. gg-g 

General Fund 1878 .... . . , • ZJ ^f 

Fire Debarment fund 1878 • ■ • • ■ g-< 

Sewerage bund ie<» •• > 

Department Public Works appropna- 4 

tion fund 1878 9',259!45 

' L5 00 
6,819.84 
2.199 81 
3,782.96 
4,542 90 



Street lamp fund 1878. 

School tax fund 1878 

Contingent mm) 18H- ... . 
Public Library fund 1878. 
Sewerage tax fund, 1878. 
City Hall fund 1878 ••• ?/ 



General fund 1.879. 

Fire Department fund 1879 

Sewerage fund 1879 . • 

Sewerage tax fund, 1879 ;• 

Department Public Works appropri- 
ation fund, 1879 

School Tax fund 1879 

Police Fund 1879 



,928 89 

737.32 

858.38 

1,200.00 

494.43 
10 00 

860.46 



$730,565.59 
Amount of warrants drawn against the several 
approbations for the current fiscal year during 
the month of Apnl,1879, viz : 

General fund 1879 . . . .,■ ■ . ■ ^.lOi 0b 

Fire Department fund 1879 Tv&fl 

Sewerage fund 1879 ; ■ • 3,454.44 

Department Public Works appropna- 

tion fund 1879. , • 13 '*$'$ 

School tax fund 1879 I'-Jg 

Police fund 1879.- ■ «i?o8 

Street lamp fund 1879 395.00 

Public Library Fund 1879 l J_t-l 

. 105,024.80 

Warrants issued the year previous or 
in former years, redeemed by the 
Treasurer during the month of 

Amount 18 of ' ' warrants : outstanding- 
April 30. 1879, payable on demand 

Payable from taxes of 1878, when col- 
lected 



three Divisions to whom was referred the ap- 
pointment of Clias. S. Waller as Commissioner of 
Public Works, submitted a report recommending 
that the appointment be concurred in. 

Aid. Lawler moved that the appointment of 
Chas. S. Waller as Commissioner of Public Works 

b Aldfwaldo requested that the report be defer- 
red for final action until the next regular meet- 
ing. 

Not seconded. „ .. „ ... 

The question then being on the motion of Aid- 
Lawler, it was agreed to and the appointment 
was concurred in by yeas and nays as follows: 

Feas-Tuley, Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, Phelps, 
Clark, Mallory, Grannis, Turner, McAuley. Cul- 
lerton, Altpeter, McNally, Riordan Lawlei, 
Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, Eisziier, McNiunej 
Throop, Swift, Kawleigh Everett, Knop i, 
Thompson, Stauber. Lorenz, Waldo, Meyer, ( .hjtli 
Ward). Wetterer, Meier (16th Ward), Banett* 
Jonas— 34. 

iVays-McCaffrey.— 1 

Bv unanimous consent the Clerk presented the 
official bond of Charles S. Waller, Commissioner 
of Public Works in the penal sum of fifty- thou- 
sand dollars and signed by James B Wallei, 
Wm O, George, Win. Waller and Edward S. 

W Ala er Tlfro?p moved that the bond be ap- 
proved. , 
The motion prevailed. 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 

The Clerk presented the statement of Judges 
of Election in 4th District 6th Ward, laid over 
temporarily M>ril 14th, 1879, which was 
, Placed on file. 

The Clerk presented the protest of Thomas J. 
Moigan in relation to election for A derma n i of 
5th Ward, laid over temporarily April 14th, 1879, 
which was 

Placed on file. 

The Clerk presented the report of the Commit- 
tee on Finance on petition of John Bass, 
for co pensation for raising buildings, ordered 
laid over and published January 20, 1879 pend- 
ing at aqjournn.ent February 13, I879,mdefinite- 

ly Zlt l KawltitrlV 7 ed\hat the report be con- 

cured in. 
The motion prevailed. 

The Clerk presented the report of the Commit- 
tee on R* roads on ordinance granting per mis- 
sion to the Cliicago Dock Co.to lay railroad track 
SnSS^ and Illinois slreet,orderedlaid 
over Jan. 13, 1879, published under rule Jan. ,13, 
1879, r committed Feb. 13, 1879, deferred Apnl 

17 Ald 9 Lawler moved that the report be recom- 
mitted to the Committee on Railroads. 
The 'motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 

l0 rms~Tuley, Dixon, Sanders, Ballard Clark, 
cinSs Turner, McAuley, Cullerton. Altpeter, 
*S Riordan, ,.awler, Purcell, Eiszner Mc- 
NtmmvEvere Stauber, Lorenz. Waldo Meyer 
astWard); Wetterer, Meier, (16th Ward), Mc- 

C ^i-P^MaJior^myth, Peevey, Throop 
M \Llefgh, Knopf, Thompgjv^^ he 



75,180.77 
13,417,67 



1,144,081.28 



lect 



Total $1,157,498.95 

By unanimous consent Aid. Turner of the Se- 
Committee on Streets and Alleys of the 



Throop moved that the 



Swift. 

social order for 8.30 o'clock p.m. „„ ofrt1 

'The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 



May 19.1 



[1879. 



Lorenz, Waldo, Meyer, (15th Ward) Wetterer, 
Meier, (16th Ward) McCaffrey, Barrett, Jonas, 
—28 ' 

Nays— Sanders, 
Lawler, Smyth, 



Mallory, Turner, Riordan, 
Peevey —7. 



The Clerk presented the report of the Commit- 
tee on Judiciary on petition of Michael Weis- 
haar and Joseph Bohrman for relief, ordered de- 
ferred and published April 17, 18:9. 

Aid. Tuley moved that the report be referred 
to the Law Department for an opinion as to the 
liability of the city and if not liable whether the 
city can legally appropriate monies to pay the 
damages referred to in the petition. 

The motion prevailed. 

By unanimous consent Aid. Tuley of the Com- 
mittee on Judiciary to whom was referred the 
appointment of Chas. S. Cameron as Prosecuting 
Attorney, submitted a report recommending 
that the appointment be concurred in. 

Aid. Sin vth moved that the appointment of 
Chas. S. Cameron be concurred in. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays a^ 
follows : 

Yeas— Tuley, Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, Phelps. 
Clark, Mallory, Grannis, Turner, McAuley, Cul- 
lerton, Altpeter, McNallv, Riordan, Lawler, Pur- 
cell, Smyth, Peevey, Eiszner, McNurney ,Throop 
Swift, Rawleigh, Everett, Knopf, Thompson, 
Stauber, Lorenz, Waldo, Meyer, (15th Ward) 
Wetterer, Meier. (I6th Ward), Barrett, Jonas, 
—31. 

Nays— McCaffrey,— 1 

The Clerk presented the report of the Commit- 
tee on Judiciary on ordinance amending Chap. 
51, Rev. Old. entitled ■• Streets," deferred and 
published April n, 1879, which was 

Placed on file. 

The Clerk presented the report of the Commit- 
tee on Judiciary on resolution concerning public 
bathing houses, laid over and published April 17, 
1879, which was 

Placed on file. 

The Clerk presented the report of the Commit- 
tee on Streets ana Alleys, S. D. on order for re- 
pair of Twenty-second street from Stewart 
avenue to the b.idge, deferred April 17, 1879. 
Aid. Turner moved to concur in the report and 
pass the order. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and is* hereby directed to repair 
Twenty-second street f:om Stewart avenue lo 
the bridge with material as he may deem best. 

The Clerk presented the report of the Commit- 
tee on Streets and Alleys, i\ . D., on ordinance 
repealing ordinance for opening White street, 
laid over and published April 17, 1879. 

Aid. Barrett presented a remonstrance against 
opening While street. 

Aid. McCaffrey moved that the ordinance 
and remonstrance be referred to the Committee 
on Streets and Alleys, N. 1). 

Ihe motion prevailed. 

The Clerk p;esented the report of the Commit- 
tee on Streets and Alleys, N. D., an ordinance 
establishing grade on North Franklin and adja- 
cent streets betw en North Clark street and 
Lincoln Park, laid over and published April 17, 

Aid. Waldo presented a remonstrance against 
the passage of the ordinance. 

Aid. Meyer moved that the report and re- 
moiis 1 ranee be referred to the Department of 
Public Works. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Clerk presented the report of the Commit- 
ter on streets ai.d Alleys, W. D., on ordinance 



opening North Morgan street through to Milwau- 
kee avenue, deferred April 21, 1879. 

Aid. Throop presented a remonstrance against 
the passage of the ordinance. 
» Aid. Throop moved that the report and remon- 
strance be recommitted to the Committee on 
Streets and Alleys, W. D. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Clerk presented the majority and minority 
reports of the Committee on Licenses on peti- 
tion for closing saloons on Sunday, laid over and 
published April 22, 1879. 

Aid. Eiszner moved that the report be recom- 
mitted. 

Aid. Cnllerton moved that the minority re- 
port be substituted for the majority report 

The question being on the motion of Aid. 
Eiszner, it was lost by yeas and nays as follows • 

1 eas— Dixon, Sanders, Clark.Tumer, McAulev 
Altpeter, McNally, Riordan, Lawler, Purcell 
Smyth, Peevey, Eiszner, McNurney— 14 

iVaj/s— Ballard, Phelps, Mallory, Grannis, Cul- 
lerton, Throop, Swift, Rawleigh, Everett, Knopf 
Thompson, Stauber.Lorenz, Waldo, Meyer, (15th 
Ward), Wetterer, Meier, (16th Ward) McCaffrev, 
Barrett, Jonas— 20 

Aid. Thompson called for the previous question 
and the Council refused to sustain the call by 
yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Ballard. Phelps, Clark, Mallory. Grannis 
Cnllerton, Swift, Rawleigh, Everett, Knopf, 
Thompson, Waldo. Wetterer— 13 

Nays— Dixon, Sanders, Turner, McAuley 
Altpeter, McNally. Riordan, Lawler, Purcell 
Smyth, Peevey, Eiszner, McNurney, Throop 
^^ lb ^> L ? r S nz - M eyer, (15th Ward) Meier! 
(16th Ward), McCaff.ey, Barrett, Jonas-21. 

Aid. Dixon moved that the reports be post- 
poned for one week. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas— Dixon, Clark, McAuley, McNally, Rior- 
dan, Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, McNurney,— 9 

Nays— Sanders, Ballard, Phelps, 'Mallory, 
Grannis, Turner, Cullerton, Altpeter, Peevey, 
Eiszner, Throop. Swift, Rawleigh, Everett, Knop'f 
Thompson, Stauber, Lorenz, Waldo, Meyer 
(15th Ward) Wetterer, Meier, (I6tli Ward) Mc- 
Caffrey, Barrett, Jonas— 25. 

Aid. Stauber moved to lay the motion of Aid. 
Cullerton on the table. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas- -Dixon, Sanders, Clark, Turner, Mc- 
Auley Altpeter, McNally, Riordan, Lawler,. 
Purcell, Smyth, Eiszner, McNurney, Stauber, 
Lorenz, Meyer, (15th Ward), Wetterer, Meier 
(16th Ward) Barrett, Jonas— 20. 

Nays— Ballard, Phelps, Mallory, Grannis, 
Cullerton. Peevey, Throop, Swift, Rawleigh, 
Everett, Knopf, Thompson, Waldo, McCaffrey. 

• Aid. Meier moved to concur In the majority 
report. J J 

Aid. Cullerton moved to lay the motion on the 
table. 
^ The motion was lost by yeas and nays as foi- 

Peas-Dixon, Ballard. Phelps, Clark, Mallory, 
Grannis, Cullerton, Throop, Swift, Rawleii-h 
Everett, Knopf, Thompson, Waldo. McCaffrey' 
— 15. • ' 

tuA^ - ganders, Tinner, McAuley, Altpeter, 
McNally, Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Pee- 
l e Ji l^ sze i'' McNurney, Stauber, Lorenz, Meyer 
(15th Ward), Wetterer, Meier (tetli Ward) Bar- 
rett. Jonas— 19. 

Aid. Cullerton called for the previous question 
and the call was sustained 

* ^-question then being on the motion of 
Aid Meier it was agreed to by yeas and nays 
as follows : 

pas-Sanders, Clark, Turner, McAuley, Alt- 
peter, McNally, Riordan, Lawler, Purcell 
Smyth, Peevey, Eiszner, McNurney, Stauber' 



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[1879. 



Lorenz, Meyer, (15th Ward) Wetterer, Meier, 

^a^^T^&^k Mallory, Gran- 
niV rnllerton Tliroop, Swift, Rawleigh, Ever- 
ett,' kSoSL Thompson, Waldo, Mc0affrey--14. 

"Rv unanimous consent, Aid. Ballard presented 
a resolution authorizing the Mayor to purchase 
alioise FES wagon at the expense of the city and 

^irSmylK^edmat it he referred to the 
Committee on Finance. 
So ordered. 

"Rv unanimous consent Aid. Meier presented a 
resolution concerning the validity of Sec. 4,chap 
1? Rev Ord , concerning sprinkling tracks of 
horse railroads and moved its adoption. 
The motion prevailed. 
The following is the resolution as adopted : 
Resolved, that the Corporation Counsel is here- 
hv rlouested to report to this Council at its next 
reyulSmelinghpon the validity of Section 4, 
Chap. 18, Rev. Ord., 1873. 

By unanimous consent Aid. Clark Presented 
an order concerning improvement of Piame 
avenue from Sixteenth street to Twenty-second 
street, and moved its passage. 
The motion prevailed. 
The following is the order as passed : 
' Whereas the 'property owners on Frame ave- 
nue from Sixteenth street to Twenty - 
second street have entered into an agree- 
ment to repair said avenue between said 
Points by repairing the gutters and macadamiz- 
tog the roadway without expense, to the city and 
whereas the specifications lor doing said wc ik 
have been approved by the Department of Pub- 

^^^■SSSj Department of Publics 

is hereby directed to rant a permit to said pio- 
pertv owners to repave the gutters and to mac- 
SSVnrt5e the roadway of Prairie avenue from 
Imeenth street to Twenty. second street m ac- 
cordance with the said specifications. 



Bv unanimous consent Aid. Turner of the 
Committee on Streets and Alleys, S D to whom 
was referred an order to pave Laballe stieet, 
Som Adams ! street to Monroe street, submitted 
a report recommending its passage. 

Aid. Dixon moved to concur in the repoit and 

Pa Tne h motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 

m Yeal- Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, Phelps,. Clark, 
Turn?? WcAuley, Cullerton, Altpeter, Riordan, 
iSwllV Purcell Smyth, Peevey.Eiszner, McNur- 
nev ■ TlirooE , Swift, Rawleigh, Everett, Thomp- 
son' Stauber Lorenz, Waldo, Meyer (15th 
Ward) Werterer. Meier (16th Ward), McCaltrey, 
Barrett, Jonas— 30. 
Nans — None. , 

The following is the order as passed : 
Whereas,* Targe majority of the, property 
owners and representatives on La Salle street, 
beUveen the south line of Monroe street and the 
north line of Adams street, have entered into a 
contract with Ray & Whitney to raise the curb 
walls to grade, fill with earth, and pave said La- 
Sestrlet in front of their said property. m ac- 
cordance with certain specifications in said con- 
tact Mentioned, and whereas the Department 



of Public Works have approved of said specifi- 
cations, therefore be it, and it is hereby 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of the De- 
partment of Public Works issue a permit to the 
said Ray & Whitney to do the said work con- 
tracted for as aforesaid, in accordance with saitt 
contract and specifications. 

It is further ordered, That the Department of 
Public Works prepare and report to this Council 
a proper ordinance for the making of said im- 
provement in front of such lots between said tei- 
lnini as are not included in said contract, pro- 
viding that the cost and expense of the same 
shall be paid for by special assessment and t le 
Commissioner of the Department of Public 
Works is authorized to let the said last mention- 
ed work to the said Rav & Whitnev at the same 
rates as the work contracted for as aforesaid to 
be paid for when the assessment levied foi that 
purpose shall have been collected. 

By unanimous consent Aid. Turner of the 
Committee on Streets and Alleys S. D. Jo whom 
was referred an ordinance repealing ordinance 
tor paving Van Buren street, from Michigan 
avenue to South Branch of Chicago river, sub- 
mitted a repoit recommending its passage. 

Aid. Turner moved that the report be concui- 
red in and the ordinance passed. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as loi- 

10 Feis-Dixon. Sanders, Ballard, Phelps Clark, 
Mallorv, Turner, McAuley. Cullerton, Altpeter, 
McNaUy, Riordan. Lawler. Smyth, Peevey, 
Tliroop Swift, Rawleigh, Everett, Thompson, 
Stauber Lorenz, Waldo, Meyer, (15th Ward), 
Wetterer, Meier, (16th Ward), McCaffrey, Bar- 
rett, Jonas— 29 

yavs — None. -, 

The following is the ordinance as passed : 

OBDINAICOE, 

repealing ordinance and anulling assessment 

tor curbing filling and paving Van Buren street, 

f?Jm Michigan avenue, to South Branch Chicago 

River. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 

Chicago: 

Sec. 1. That the ordinance entitled "An or- 
dinance for the improvement of Van Buren 
street from Michigan Venue to South Branch 
Chicago River," passed January 18. 1878, be and 
the same is hereby repealed, and the asessmen| 
made under the provisions of said oidinance, 
confirmed February 13, 1878, Warrant No. 3156, 
be and the same is hereby annulled. 

Sec 2 That the Comptroller is hereby di- 
rected to refund all moneys received by him on 
qpponnt of said Warrant 3156. 

Skc 3 This ordinance shall be in force from 
and after its passage. 

ADJOURNMENT. 

' Aid. Smyth moved that theCouncil do now 

a Tlie r motion prevailed and the Council stood 

adjourned. 

P. J. HOWARD, 

Citv Clerk . 



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L1879. 



CITY COUNCIL 



REGULAR MEETING. 



ZMZJLY 26, 1879 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 

Present— Aid. Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, 
Phelps, Clark, Mallory, Grannis, Turner, 
McAuley, Cullerton, Altpeter, McNally.Riordan, 
Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Peevey. Ei'szner, Mc- 
Numey, Throoi>,Swift, Rawleigh, Everett, Knopf, 
Stauber, Lorenz, Waldo, Meyer, (15ih Ward) 
Meier, (16th Ward) McCaffrey, Barrett, Jonas, 
and His Honor the Mayor. 

Absent— Aid. Tuley, Thompson, Wetterer, 
and McCormick. 

His Honor, the Mayor, in the Chair. 

MINUTES. 

Aid. Lawler moved that the minutes of 
the regular meeting held May 19, 1879, be approv- 
ed 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 per- 
sons pardoned from the House of Correction 
during the week ending May 24, 1879, which was 
Placed on file . 

The Cleik presented the official bond of Chas. 
S. Cameron, Prosecuting Attorney, in the penal 
sum of two-thousand five-hundred dollars, and 
signed by Patrick Carroll and Frederick H. 
Winston as sureties. 

Aid. Dixon moved that the bond be ap- 
proved. 

The motion prevailed. 

The CI rk presented the official bond of Luther 
Laflin Mills, Inspector of the House of Correc- 
tion in the penal sum of fifty tnousand dollars 
and signed by Jacob Gross and John J Healy, 
as sureties. 



Aid. Lawler moved that the bond be ap- 
proved. * 
The motion prevailed. 

The Department of Public Works presented a 
report and ordinance for sidewalk on the east 
side of Keeley street, from Archer avenue to Ly- 
man street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, S. D. 

a.LSO. 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of Arch street from Archer avenue to 
Lyman street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, S. D. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
of b ake street, from Archer avenue to Lyman 
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 Lyman street from Keeley street, to 
Lock 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 Thirty -sixth street from Archer avenue 
to Western 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 Congress street, from Fifth avenue to 
Franklin street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys. S. D. 



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ALSO. 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
Bides of Thirty -third street, from South Park 
avenue 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 the 
north side of Thirty-fourth street, from State 
Street to Indiana 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 Douglas avenue to 
Bean avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, S. D. 

ALSO. 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on the 
west side of Emerald avenue, from Archer ave. 
to Twenty -sixth street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, S. D. 

The Clerk presented a communication from the 
County Clerk, covering bills against the eity, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

By unanimous consent the Committee on Po- 
lice to whom was referred the appointment of 
David Walsh as Police Magistrate for the West 
Division, submitted a report recommending 
that the appointment be concurred in 

Aid. Dixon moved that the appointment be 
concurred in. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays a> 

f °5- Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, Phelps.Clark, 
Mallory, Grannis, Turner, McAuley, McNally, 
Riordan, Lawler, Peevey, Eiszner, McNurney, 
Throop. Swift, Rawleigb, Knopf ,Stauber, Lor- 
enz, Waldo, Meyer, (15th Ward) Jonas— 24. 
Nays— Cullerton, McCaffrey —2 . 

By unanimous consent Aid. Riordan presented 
an order for lamp posts on O'Brien street, from 
Union street to Jefferson street ; on Maxwell 
street from Canal street to Stewart avenue ; on 
Barber street from Halsted street to Jefferson 
street and on Lumber street from Twelfth street 
to Stevenson street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Gas Lights. 

Bv unanimous consent Aid. Swift presented an 
order for erection of lamp-posts on Van Buren 
street, from Ashland avenue to Loomis street, 

W Ref erred to the Committee on Gas Lights. 

Bv unanimous consent Aid. Eveiett presented 
an order directing the Department of Public 
Wo i-ks to request the Peoples' Gas Light and 
Co ke Co.. to lay gas mains on Laflin street, from 
A vivas street to Jackson street, winch was 

Referred to Committee on Gas Lights. 

Aid Kawleigh moved that the rules be sus- 
pended for the purpose of putting the order for 
ear- mains On Laflin street on its passage. 

Tne motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 

f(%l}oWS • 

Yeas— Dixon, Ballard, Phelps, Clark, Mallory, 
Grannis, Cullerton, Altpeter, Lawler. Peevey, 
Eiszner, McNurney, Throop, Swift, Rawleigb, 
Knopf, Stauber, Lorenz, Waldo, Meyer, (.15th 
Warn) Meier, (16th Ward) McCaffrey, Jonas, 
03 

Nays— Sanders, Turner, McAuley, McNally, 
Riordan— 5 . . _ ' 

Aid. Kawleigh moved that the order be pas- 
sed. ., , 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed : 



Ordered, That the Department of Public Works 
request the Peoples' Gas Light and Coke Co., to 
lav gas mains on Laflin street between Adams 
street and Jackson street. 

Aid. Mallory moved that the rules be sus- 
pended for the purpose of taking up the order 
of petitions, communications and ordinances. 

The motion prevailed by unanimous consent. 

Aid. Jonas presented an ordinance consenting 
that the Board of Lincoln Park Commission- 
ers may take, regulate, control and improve 
a certain part of Dearborn avenue, a certain 
part of Pine street and a certain part of Indiana 
street, which was 

„ Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
eys, N. D. 

Aid. McCaffrey presented a resolution request- 
ing Tomlinson & Reed to furnish certain inior- 
ma ion concerning use of granite in City Hall 
and moved its adoption. 
The motion prevailed. ■ 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 
Resolved, That Tomlinson & Reed, contractors 
for the cut stone work on the City Hall be and 
they are herebv requested to inform this Council 
for what sum of money in addition to the pre- 
sent contract price for such cut stone work, they 
will construct the entrance, pilasters and columns 
of tne new City Hail of granite, upon the same 
plan as, and so that the same shall conform to, 
the entrances, columns and pilasters of the 
County building now being erected in the same 
block, or as near thereto as the present plans 
and drawings for said City Hall will admit of ; 
also for what sum in addition to present contract 
price they will construct the columns and pilas- 
ters, without entrances, of such granite. 

Aid, Meier presented a remonstrance against 
the passage of any ordinance giving control, etc. 
of streets to the Lincoln Park Commissioners, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, N.D. 

Aid. Mever presented an order directing the 
Department of Public Works J,;> , prepare an or- 
dinance for lamp-posts on Clyoourn avenue 
from Sheffield aveune to Fullerton avenue, 
wlifch was 

Referred to the Committee on Gas Lights. 

Aid. Meyer presented an order directing the 
Department of Public Works to prepare an order 
for iamp-posts on Burling street, from North 
avenue to Center street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Gas Lights. 

Aid. Meyer presened an order for sewers on 
Concord place, Clay street, Sheffield avenue. 
Fremont street, Dayton street, Sophia street, and 
Burley street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys N.D 

Aid. Meyer presented an order for sewers on 
Orchard street, Belden avenue, Howe street, 
Grove street, Mohawk street, Webster avenue, 
Church street, Hammond street and Menominee 
street, which was "■ 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, N. D. 

Aid. Meyer presented an order for sewer on 
Clybourn avenue, Perry street, Hight street, 
Southport avenue, Church street, Menominee 
street and Fremont street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, N. D. 

Aid. Meyer presented a petition for sewer on 
Dayton street, from Center street to Webster 
avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, N. D. 



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Aid. Stauber presented an order directing the 
Commissioner of Public Works to have sidewalk 
built on Davis street from North avenue to Wau- 
bansia avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, W. D. 

Aid. Stauber presented a petition for sewer on 
Elston avenue, from Noble street to Augusta 
street, winch was 

.Referred to tne Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, \V. D. 

Aid. Stauber presented an order directing the 
Mayor and Commissioner of Public Works to pay 
two dollars per day to men employed in laying 
water mains, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Stauber presented a preamble and resolu- 
tion concerning the condition of the No;th 
Branch Chicago river and moved its adoption. 

Tiie motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 

Whereas, the condition of the North Branch 
Chicago river is a source of great anxiety to the 
citizens living on both sides of said river ; and, 
where s, it is necessary that said river bejdeau- 
eci of its impurities to avoid an epidemic which 
if left in its present condition it will certainly 
create. 

Resolved, that the Committee on Health and 
County Relations be directed lo investigate the 
said river, the source of mischief, and to find 
ways and means how it can best be remedied ; 
and also what is being done with the Fullerton 
avenue conduit and r port to this Council at 
the next regular meeting. 

Aid. Knopf presented an order directing the 
Department of Public Works to prepare an or- 
dinance for sidewalk on west side of Albany 
avenue, from Madison street to Washington 
street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, W.D. 

Aid. Knopf presented an order directing the 
Department of Public Works to prepare an or- 
dinance for sidewalk on Indiana street, from 
Central Park avenue to Tinkham avenue, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, W. D. 

Aid. Knopf presented an order directing the 
Department of Public Works to prepare an or- 
dinance for sidewalk on Tinkham avenue, from 
Indiana street to Ohio street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, W.I). 

Aid. Rawleigh presented a petition for sewers 
on Ogden avenue, from Harrison street to West- 
ern avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, W. D. 

Aid. Everett presented an order directing the 
Department of Public Works to prepare an or- 
dinance for sidewalk on Jackson street, from 
Oglesby street to Nassau street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, W. D. 

Aid. Everett presented a petition for sidewalk 
on Jackson street, from Cutler street to Califor- 
nia avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, W.D. 

Ald.Rawleigh presented an order authorizing 
A. Jaicks to improve Ogden avenue, from Wash- 
ington street to Randolph street, by private con- 
tract, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, W. D., 



Aid. Ihroop presented the petitfon of Holmes 
Houe for permission to advertise on bridge tilers 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Harbor and 
Bridges. 

Aid. McNurney presented an order requesting 
the Department of Public Works to not.fy the 
Peoples Gas Light and Coke Co. to lay gas main 
on fourth street, from Sangamon street to Mil- 
waukee avenue, which was 

Referred to Committee on Gas Lights. 

Aid. Smyth presented an order authorizing 
Ray & Whitney to pave Desplaines street, from 
Monroe street to Fulton street, by private con- 
tract, and moved its passage. 

Aid. Cnllerton moved to amend the order by 
providing that the city's portion of said improvJ- 
me t be let to the lowest responsible bidder. 

1 he motion prevailed. 

Aid. Smyth moved that the order as amended 
be passed, 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Fea«-Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, Phelps, Clark, 
Mailory, Grannis, Turner, McAuley, Cullerton, 
Altpeter, McNally, Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Pee- 
yey Liszner, McNurney, Throop, Swift, Raw- 
leigh, Everett, Knopf, stauber, Lorenz, Waldo 
Meyer, (15th Ward), Meier (16th Ward), Mc- 
Caffrey, Jonas- -30. 

A ay's— None. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Whereas, the owners and representatives of 
three-fourths of the property on Desplaines 
.-treet, between the north line of Monroe street 
and the south line of Fulton street, have entered 
into a contract with Ray & Whitney to pave 
said Desplaines street in front of their said pro- 
perty, and in accordance with certain specifica- 
tions in said contract mentioned, and the De- 
partment of Public Works having approved of 
said specifications, therefore be it, and it is 
hereby 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of the De- 
partment ol Public Works issue a permit to the 
said Ray & Whitney to do the said work con- 
tracted for as aforesaid, and in accordance with 
said contract and specifications, and the Com- 
missioner of the Department of Public Works 
is hereby directed to let the city's portion of 
said improvement between said termini to 
the lowest responsible bidder. 
^ it is further ordered, That the Department of 
Bubhc W^orks prepare and report to this Council 
a proper ordinance for the making of said im- 
provement in front of such lots between said ter- 
mini as are not included in said contract, pro- 
viding that the cost and expense of the same 
shall be paid for by special assessment, and the 
Commissioner of the Department of Public 
Works is hereby directed to let said last mention- 
ed work to the said Ra.N & Whitnev at the same 
rates as the work contracted for as aforesaid, to 
be paid for when the assessment levied for that 
purpose shall have been collected. 

Aid. Lawler presented an or ?er directing thp 
Twhichw^ aU CUy W01 ' k on eleCtion d *y.^£e 
Referred to the Committee on Elections. 

Aid . Lawler presented an order authorizing 
f^mentostandonthe vacant stress under 
the Milwaukee avenue viaduct, etc., which 

Referred to the Committee on Police* 

Aid McNally presented a resolution directing 
the Commissioner of Public Works to raise to 
grade the north approach to the South HalsVd 
street viaduct, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 11- 



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Aid Altoeter present ,d a petition for sewer 
on McMufien c?urt, between Fisk street ana 

"TeShoU^cZUtee on Streets and Al- 
leys, W. D. 

Aid. Altpeter presented a petition for sewer on 
Shelby court, between Nineteenth and Twentieth 

^Kdtothlcjommittee on Streets and Al- 
leys, W. D . 

Aid Altpeter presented a petition for sewer on 
Clayton street between Morgan street and *isk 

^Sedto ^Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, W.D. 

Aid Cullerton presented the petition of Cath- 
erine* Weber for compensation for her dower in- 
terest in certain property, which was 

KefeSed to the Committee on Finance 

Aid Turner presented a petition for the re- 
»,nv?l of horse railway tracks from Eighteenth 
street between State sWt and Wabash avenue, 

W Sefei?ed to the Committee on Railroads. 
Aid Turner presented an order directing the 

leys, S. D. 

Aid Mallory presented an order directing the 
Department of Public Works to prepare an oi- 
Hin«nf»p for sidewalk on South Pane avenue, 
Som Twentf-second street to Twenty-sixth 

% e e1ei?edToUie S CoinmiUee on Streets and Al- 
leys, S. D. 

Aid Mallory present d an ordei directing the 
De^men° iU Works to prepare ^ : 

**§$^&*&^ greets and Al- 
leys, S. D. 

Aid Clark presented an ordinance directing 
that the water mains, gas mains, and sewers be 
LaM in aS instead of streets, where practic- 

a Tefetred 1 to Va the Committee on Local Assess- 
ments. 

Aid Sanders presented a remonstrance against 
imnmvement oS Sherman street, which w;y 

KeieiiSl to the Committee on Streets and Al- 



leys, S. D. 

Airi Tiunavrf nrpsented an order authorizing 
W H wftstmto pavf Polk street, from State 
street to the "river by private contract, which 

deferred to the Committee on Streets and Al 
leys, S D. 

Aid. Ballard presented the petitition of the 
T A p Shore and Michigan Southern Railway Co. 
SffleSS, General Manager, for permis- 
VL; tii.,v trucks on nroperty owned by said 
S f between Twenty-second and Twenty- 
nw/stSts, and an ordinance for that purpose 

^Si^to the Committee on Railroads. 

\id Dixon presented a petition from City 
Weighers for amendment to ordinance concern- 
ivtf>- Weighers, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Markets. 

Aid Dixon presented an ordinance consent- 
ing lha? me Board of South Park Commissioners 



mav take, regulate, control and improve a. cer- 
tain part of Michigan avenue and Thirty-filth 
street, which was ^ , , . 1 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, S. D. 

Aid. Dixon presented an order directing the 
Department of Public Works to prepare ordin- 
ances for sidewalks on Fifth avenue and Ham- 
son street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, S. D. 

Aid. Dixon presented an order directing the 
Comptroller to negotiate city treasury wai rants 
sufficient to pay city employes, etc., which 

W Ref erred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Dixon presented an order directing the 
Commissioner of Public Works to advertise for 
proposals for improving Adams street, which 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, S. D. 

Aid. Dixon presented an order authorizing 
Watson & Hair to pave Lake street, from Market 
street to Fifth avenue, by private contract, which 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, S. D. 

Aid. Dixon presented an order authorizing W. 
H. Stow to pave Washington street, from Filth 
avenue to La Salle street, by private contract, 

W Re?erred to the Department of Public Works. 

Aid. McCaffrey presented an order directing 
Department of Public Works to prepare an or- 
dinance for lamp- posts on Oak street, between 
Townsend street and Market street, and moved 
its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed : 
oTdered,Thk the Department of PublmWoi^s 
be and they are hereby requested to Prep*ie^id 
submit to this Council an order for two lamp- 
posts on Oak street between Townsend and Mai 
Ket streets. 

The Clerk presented the petition of the N. Lud 
Inirton Company for permission to lay a railway 
Sack on Morgan street, from Twenty-second 
streets point eight hundred feet north, which 

W Ref erred to the Committee on Railroads. 

The Clerk presented the petition of the Chic- 
ago South Branch Dock Company, tor permis- 
sion to lay .ailroad track on Ashland avenue 
from Twenty-second street to the Chicago river, 

W ReferS to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, W. D. 

The Clerk presented a petition praying that 
Wabash avenue be renum.ered from South 
Water street, south, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets ana Al- 
leys, S. D. 

Aid Everett presented an order requesting the 
Denartment of Public Works to prepare an or- 
dinance for lamp-posts onVan Buren street, trom 
Ashland avenue to Laflin street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Cas Lights. 

Aid Cullerton presented a resolution directing 
the Department of Public Works to construct 
sewers on Nineteenth street and Van Horn street 

W RV C ferred%othe Department of Public Works. 



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SPECIAL ORDER. 

The Chair directed that the special order, the 
report of the Committee on Railroads on ordin- 
ance granting permission to the Chicago Canal 
and Dock Company to lay tracks on North 
Water and Illinois street, be now taken up. 

Aid. Rawleigh moved to amend, the ordinance 
by adding thereto the words ; " All the priviliges 
hereby granted shall cease and determine at the 
expiration of ten years from the passage hereof. 

Agreed to. 

Aid. McNally and Turner requested that the 
reportbe deferred for final action until the 
next regular meeting. 

So ordered. 

Aid. Rawleigh moved that the ordinance be 
made the special order for the next regular 
meeting at 8.30 o'clock p. m. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and. nays as fol- 
lows : 

Fea$--Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, Phelps, Clark, 
Mallory, Grannis, McAuley. Cullerton, Altpeter, 
McNally, Rior an, Parcel], Smyth, Peevey, 
Eiszner, MeNumey, Throop, Swift, Rawleigh, 
Everett, Knopf. Stauber, Lorenz, Waldo, Meyer, 
(15th Ward), Meier, (16th Ward) McCaffrey, 
Jonas,— 29 

Nays— Turner, Lawler,— 2. 

By unanimous consent Aid. Throop of the 
Committee on Finance to whom was referred 
an order authorizing the expenditure of one- 
hundred and twenty-five thousand dollars for 
extending water mains, submitted a report 
recommending its passage. 

41d Waldo moved to concur in the report and 
pass the order. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Zeas--Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, Phelps, Clark, 
Mallory, Grannis, Turner, McAuley, Cullerton, 
Altpeter. Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, Smyth. Eisz- 
ner, McNurney, Throoo, Swift, Rawleigh, Ever- 
ett, Knopf. Stauber. Lorenz, Waldo. Meyer (15th 
Ward), Meier, (16th Ward), McCaffrev, Jonas, 
—29 

Nays— None. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and is hereby authorized to expend 
$125,000 for extending the main water pipes, said 
money to be taken from the moneys to the credit 
of the Water Fund and now in the City Trea- 
sury. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Lawler of the 
Select Committee on examination of City Hall, 
submitted a report asking that they be empow- 
ered to call to their assistance two architects, 
two builders, and two stone-cutters, etc., 

Aid. Lawler moved that the report be adopt- 
ed 

Aid. McCaffrey moved that it be referred to 
the Committee on Public Buildings. 

Aid. Lawler moved that the rules be suspend- 
I'oi- the purpose of acting on the report. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as fol- 
low, two-thirds not agreeing. 

Feas--Sanders, Turner, McAuley. Altpeter, 
McNally, Riordan. Lawler. Purcell, Smvtlr, 
Peevey, Eiszner, McNurney. Stauber, Lorenz, 
Meyer, 05th Ward), Meier (16th Ward)— 16. 

Way a— Dixon, Ballard, Phelps, Clark, Mal- 
Iorv, Grannis, Cullerton. Throop, Swift, Raw- 
leigh. Everett, Knopf. Waldo, McCaffrey,— 14. 

Aid. Meyer moved that the report be referred 
to the Committee on Public Building* with in- 
structions to report at the next meeting 

Aid. Rawleigh called for the division of the 
question. 



The question being on the motion to refer 
it was agreed to by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Dixon, Ballard, Phelps, Clark. Mallory, 
Grannis, Cullerton, Altpeter, Smyth, Peevey, 
McNurney, Throop, Swift, Rawleigh, Everett, 
Knopf, Waldo, McCaffrev, Jonas— 19 

Nays— Sanders, Turner, McAuley McNally, 
Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, Stauber, Lorenz, 
Meyer, (15th Ward), Meier, (18th Ward) —11 

Aid. Rawleigh moved to amend the motion of 
Aid. Meier by granting the Committee two weeks 
to prepare their report. 

Aid. Meier moved to lay the motion on the 
table, which was lost by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas— Sanders, Altpeter, Lawler, Smyth, Pee- 
ve y, Stauber, Lorenz. Meier, (16th Ward),— 8. 

Nays— Dixon, Ballard. Phelps, Clark, Mallory, 
Grannis, Turner, McAuley, Cullerton, McNally, 
Riordan, Purcell, Eiszner, McNurney, Throop, 
Swift, Rawleigh, Everett, Knopf, Waldo. Meyer 
(15th Ward) McCaffrey, Jonas— 23. 

Aid. Waldo called for the previous question 
and the call was sustained. 

The question then being on the motion of Aid. 
Rawleigh, it was agreed to by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Feas--Dixon, Ballard, Phelps, Clark, Mallory, 
Grannis, Turner, McAuley, Cullerton, Altpeter, 
Peevey, Throop, Swift, Rawleigh, Everett, 
Knopf, Waldo, McCaffrey, Jonas— 19 

Nays— Sanders, McNally, Riordan, Lawler, 
Purcell, Smyth, Eiszner, McNurney. Stauber, 
Lorenz, , Meyer, (15th Ward) Meier. 06th Ward) 
--12. 

By unanimous consent Aid. Ballard presented 
a resolution for the appointment of experts to 
assist in examining the City Hall, and moved its 
adoption. 

Aid. Cullerton called for the previous question 
and the call was sustained. 

The question then being on the adoption of 
the resolution, it was agreed to by yeas and 
nays as follows : 

Yeas-- Dixon, Ballard, Phelps, Clark, Mallory, 
Grannis, Turner, McAuley, Cullerton, Altpeter, 
McNally, Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Pee- 
vev, Eiszner, McNurney, Throop, Stauber, 
Lorenz, Meyer, (15th Ward), Meier, (16th Ward), 
McCaffrev, Jonas— 25. 

Nays- -Sunders, Swift, Rawleigh, Everett, 
Knopf, Waldo— 6. 

The following is the resolution as adopted. 

Resolved, that the Mayor appoint a committee 
of five experts, three to be experienced archi- 
tects and two builders of like experience to as- 
sist the building committee in investigating the 
condition of the new City Hall. 



ADJOURNMENT. 

Aid. Mallory moved that the Council do now 
adjourn. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas- -Ballard, Phelps, Clark, Mallory, Cul- 
lerton, Altpeter, Smyth, Peevey, Throop, 
Swift, Rawleigh, Everett, Knopf, Stauber, 
Lorenz, Waldo, McCaffrey. Jonas— 17. 

Nays— Dixon, Sanders, Grannis. Turner, Mc- 
Auley, McNally, Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, 
Eiszner, McNurney, Meyer, (15th Ward) Meier. 
(16th Ward)— 14. 

And the Council stood adjourned. 

P. J. HOWARD. 

Citf Clcrh . 



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CITY COUNCIL 



REGULAR MEETING. 



J-TTZSriE 2, 1879 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 

Present— Aid. McAuley, Cullerton, Altpeter, 
Rawleigh and Everett. 

Absent— Aid. Tuley, Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, 
Phelps, Clark, Mallory, Grannis, Turner, Mc- 
Nally, Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, 
Eiszner, McNurney, Throop, Swift, Knopf, 
Thompson, Stauber, Lorenz, Waldo, Meyer, 
(loth Ward) Wetterer, Meier, (16th Ward) Mc- 
Caffrey. Barrett, Jonas, McCormick, and His 
Honor the Mayor. 

There being no quorum, Aid. Eawleigh moved 
that the Council do now adjourn. 

The motion prevailed, and the Council stood 
adjourned. 



P. J. HOWARD, 



City Clerk . 



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41 



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CITY COUNCIL 



REGULAR MEETING. 



CTTJiTE 9, 1879 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 

Present— Aid. Tuley, Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, 
Phelps, Clark, Mallory, Grannis, Turner, Mc- 
Auley, Cullerton, Altpeter, McNally, Riordan, 
Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, Eiszner. Mc- 
Nurney, Throop, Swift, Rawleigh',Everett,Knopf 
Thompson, Stauber, Lorenz, Waldo, Meyer, 
(15th Ward) Meier, (-16th Ward) McCaffrey, 
Jonas, McCormick, and His Honor the Mayor. 

Absent— Aid. Wetterer and Barrett. 

His Honor, the Mayor, in the Chair. 

MINUTES. 

Aid. Throop moved that the minutes of the 
regular meeting held May 26, 1879, be approv- 
ed without being read 

The motion prevailed. 

REPORTS OF CITY OFFICERS. 

His Honor the Mavor submitteds list of names 
of persons pardoned from the House of Cor- 
rection during the week ending May 31. and dur- 
ing the week ending June 7, 1879, which were 

Placed on file. 

The Superintendent of Buildings submitted his 
report for the month ending May 31, 1879, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Public Buildings 

The Board of Education submitted a commu- 
nication asking that action be taken by the 
Council to enable said Board to put a 'brick 
basement under the Elizabeth street school 
building, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Fire and Water. 

ALSO, 

The Board of Education submitted a report 



asking that the action of the Board concerning 
purchase of a school site on the south east corner 
ot Oakley and West Ohio streets.be concurred in 
and that the Comptroller be authorized to make 
the purchase of said site. 

ALL Stauber moved that the action of the 
Board of Education be concurred in, 
and that the Comptroller be authorized 
to purchase for a school site, 205x125 feet, 
at the north-west corner of block 23, 
sec. 7, 39, 14, being the south-east corner of 
Oakley and Ohio streets, fronting west and run- 
ning from Oakley street to Ashley street, and 
extending east to a 15 foot alley, for the sum of 
five thousand (5,000) dollars, to be paid from the 
appropriation of 1878. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

:Feas--Tuley, Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, Phelps, 
Clark, Mallory, Grannis, Turner, McAulev, Alt- 
tpeter, McNally, Riordan,Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, 
McNumey, Swift, Rawleigh, Everett, Knopf, 
Thompson, Stauber, Lorenz, Meyer (15th Ward), 
Meier, (16th Ward), McCaffrey, Jonas, McCor- 
mick— 29. 

Nays-G ullerton. 

His. Honor the Mayor presented the following 
communication ; 

Mayor's Office, ) 
Chicago, June 9, 1879. ) 
To the Honorable the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: g 

Gentlemen ;— By virtue of the power con- 
ferred upon me by law, I hereby appoint Walter 
Macdonald to the office of Sealer of Weights and 
Measures of the City of Chicago vice Theodore 
Karls, whose term of office has expired by resig- 
nation, and respectfully ask the concurrence of 
your honorable body in snob appointment. 
Carter H. Harrison, 

Mavor. 



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Aid. Dixon moved that the appointment he 
concurred in. 
The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 

Feos-'-Tuley, Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, Phelps, 
Clark, Mallory, Grannis, Turner, McAuley, Cul- 
lerton, Altpeter, McNally, Riordan, Lawler, 
Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, McNurney, Throop, 
Swift, Rawleigh, Everett, Knopf, Thompson, 
Stauber, Lorenz, Meyer. (15th Ward) Meier, 
(16th Ward) McCaffrey/Jonas, McCormick— 32. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

The following communication : 

Mayor's Office, I 
Chicago, June 9, 1879. j 
To the Hon. the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: „ „ 

Gentlemen :— By virtue of the power con- 
ferred upon mebv law, I hereby appoint Marinas 
Franzen to the office of Oil Inspector of the City 
of Chicago, vice Emory Cole, and respectfully 
ask the concurrence of your honorable body in 
such appointment. 

Carter H. Harrison, 

Mayor. 
Aid. Tuley moved that the appointment be 
concurred in. 
The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 

Feas--Tuley, Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, Phelps, 
Clark, Mallory, Grannis, Turner, McAuley, Cul- 
lerton, Altpeter, McNally, Lawler, Purcell, 
Smyth, Peevey, McNurney, Throop, Swift, Raw- 
leigh, Everett, Knopf, Thompson, Stauber, 
Lorenz, Waldo, Meyer, (15th Ward), Meier 
(16th Ward), McCaffrey, Jonas, McCormick- -33. 
Nays— None. 

also 
The following communication • 

Mayor's Office, 1 
Chicago, June 9, 1879. S 
To the Hon. the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Gentlemen :— I herewith appoint to the 
office of Superintendent of Public Buildings, Mr. 
Alexander Kirkland, vice L. D. Cleveland, and 
respectfully ask the concurrence of your honor- 
able body in such appointment. 

Carter H. Harrison, 

Mayor . 

Aid. Lawler moved that the appointment be 

C °The n motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 

f °X-Tuley, Dixon, Sanders Phelps Clark, 
Mallory, Grannis, Turner, McAuley, CuUerton 
Altpeter, McNally, Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, 
Smvth, Peevey, McNurney, Throop. Swift, 
Rawleigh, Everett, Knopf, Thompson, Stauber, 
Loien? Waldo, Meyer, (15th Ward) Meier, (16th 
Ward), McCaffrey, Jonas, McCormick —32. 
Nays— Ballard— 1. 

The Clerk presented a communication from 
Thomlinson, Reed & Co.cut stone contractors, in 
answer to a resolution of the Council, concerning 
expense of putting granite in City Hall, offering 
to do said work, including entrances, for, ,$286, 
500,00, without entrances, etc., for $108,500.00, 

W Re C ferred to the Committee on Public Build- 
ings. 

The Department of Public Works submitted 
an ordinance for sidewalk on both sides of Mil- 
waukee avenue, from North avenue to Wauban- 
sia avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, W.D. 



ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on the 
east side of Throop street, from West Mom oe 
street to West Jackson street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, W. D. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of Jefferson street from West Sixteenth 
street to West Twenty-second street, which was, 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, W. D. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of West Harrison street, from Halstcd 
street to Ashland avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, W. D. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of West Harrison street, from Ashland 
avenue to Western avenue, which was, 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, W. D. 

ALSO. 

A report and ordinance for grading and pav- 
ing Desplaines street.in front of sundry lots from 
West Monroe street to Fulton street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, W.D. 

ALSO. 

A report and ordinance for curbing and pav- 
ing La Salle street, in front of sundry lots from 
Monroe street, to Adams street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, W.D. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for straightening Doug- 
las avenue from Forrest avenue to Indiana ave. 
which was *■ ■ - , 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, S. D., 

ALSO, 

A report covering bids received for raising 
buildings on the approaches to the Sangamon 
street viaduct, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

ALSO. 

A communication covering reports on applica- 
tion of J. B. Smith for permission to curb, fill 
and pave by private contract, Lake street, from 
Fifth avenue to Market street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys. S D 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 

The Clerk presented the report of the Commit- 
tee on Police on proposition of Michael Greene- 
baum to sell to the city a site for a police station, 
deferred April 22, 1879. 

Aid. McNally moved that the report be re- 
committed. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Clerk presented the report of the Commit- 
tee on Gas Lights on order for lamps on Milwau- 
kee avenue, west of North avenue, deterred 

AhLThroop moved that the report be recom- 
mitted. ., , 
The motion prevailed 

Bv unanimous consent the Committee on 
Streets and Alleys, S. D.,to whom was referred 
an ordinance for the improvement of Van Bui en 
street in front of sundry lots from Wabash ave. 
to Market street, submitted a report recommend- 

m iid. LMxoif moved to concur in the report and 
pass the ordinance. 



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Tne motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas— Tulev, Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, Phelps, 
Clark Grannis Turner, McAuley, Cullerton, 
Altpeter, McNally, Kiordan, Lawler, Purcell 
Smyth, Peevey, Eiszner, McNurney, Throop,' 
Swift, Rawleigh, Everett, Knopf, Thompson, 
Lorenz, Waldo, Meier, (16th Ward) McCor- 
mick— 29. 

Nays— None . 

By unanimous consent, the Committee on 
Streets and Alleys, S. D., to whom was referred 
an ordinance for water service pipes on Van 
Buren street, from Wabash avenue to Market 
street submitted a report recommending its pas- 
sage. 

Aid. Dixon moved to concur in the report 
and pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

^, Feas ;; T , 1 , 11 "y« Dix on, Sanders, Ballard, Phelps, 
Clark, Mallory, Grannis, Turner, McAuley, Cul- 
lerton Altpeter, McNally, Riordan, Lawler, 
Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, Eiszner, McNurney 
Throop, Swift, Kawleigh, Everett, Knopf, 
™ n 9, m E S011, Loi- enz ? Waldo, Meier, (16th Ward), 
McCaffrey, McCormick— 29. 
Nans— None. 

The Clerk presented the report of the Commit- 
tee on Gas Lights on resolution concerning, ap- 
pointment of Committee to make investigations 
and report concerning best material, other than 
lo ^ Jn S or n S ntin g streets, etc., deferred April 

Aid. Throop moved that the report be recom- 
mitted. 
The motion prevailed. 

The Clerk presented the report of the Commit" 

fTx°^ 1 Wna ^ ves ^ nd Public Grounds on petition 
of William Dunning for permission to erect a one 
story building on the end of La Salle street, laid 
over, April 22, 1879. 

Aid. Lawler moved that the report be recom- 
niitiGci . 

The motion prevailed. 

The Clerk presented a resolution concerning 
appointment of committees of Council, pending 
at adjournment, April 28, which was 

Placed on file. 

The Clerk presented a resolution concerning 
5 1879 ' pending at adjournment May 

Aid. Kawleigh moved that it be placed on file 
Ihe motion prevailed. 

4.v T1 l? Clei 'k presented an ordinance concerning 
the House of Correction, laid over an d published 

JMay o, 1879. 

Aid. Tuley moved that the ordinance be pas- 
The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as foi- 

nSuif ley ' £ lxon '- Sanders, Ballard, Phelps, 
Clark, Mallory, Grannis, Turner, McAuley, Cul- 
lerton, Altpeter, Riordan. Purcell, Smyth, Pee- 
vey, Eiszner, Throop, Swift, Kawleigh, Everett. 
Knopf, Thompson, Stauber, Lorenz, Waldo 
S- er 'ai 15th ™ ard) « Meier « 06th Ward), McCor- 

iVa^-McNally, Lawler, McNurney. McCaf- 
frey, Jonas— 5. 

The following is the ordinance as passed : 

AN ORDINANCE, 

Concerning the House of Correction : 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 

Section 1. The Superintendent of the House 
of Correction of the City of Chicago, is herebv 
authorized, dnected and empowered to require 
of every person imprisoned in such House of 



Correction, and every person so imprisoned is 
hereby required, to work at such labor as his oi- 
lier strength will permit, within or without such 
House of Correction, not to exceed eight hours 
tor each working day, and for such work the 
person so employed or worked, shall be allowed 
exclusive of us or her board, the sum of fifty 
cents tor each days work on account of his or her 
fine and costs. 

Sec 2. This ordinance shall take effect and 
be in force from and after its passage. 

The Clerk presented the report of the Commit- 
tee on Railroads, on ordinance granting per- 
mission to the Chicago Dock and Canal Co. to 
S n J ow f tracks on North Water street and 
Illinois street, deferred May 26, 1879 

Aid. Tuley moved to amend the ordinance by 
adding thereto the words " and said Company 
shall at all times be subject to the directions of 
the Department of Public Works, as to the 
5,S£ lug * or Paviug and keeping in repair so 

sTreet or ahe " S ' aS may be in any public 

Agreed to. 

Aid. Throop moved that the penal sum of the 
bond be fixed at ten thousand dollars. 

Ihe motion prevailed. 

Aid. McNally moved that the ordinance be re- 
committed to the Committee on Railroads. 

Ihe motion was lost by yeas and nays as fol- 

Feos-Sanders, Turner, McNally, Riordan, 
Lawler Purcell, Peevey, McNurney, Stauber 
Lorenz, Meyer (15th Ward), Meier (letli Ward,) 

Nays-Tuley, Dixon, Ballard, Phelps. Clark, 
Mallory, Grannis, McAuley, Cullerton, Altpeter 
Smyth Eiszner Throop, Swift, Rawleigh 
Everett Knopf, Thompson, Waldo, McCaffrey 
Jonas, McCormick-22. 

Aid. Dixon called for the previous question 
and the call was sustained. 

The question then being on the passage of the 
ordinance as amended, it was agreed to by yeas 
and nays as follows : J 

Feos—Tuley, Dixon, Ballard. Phelps, Clark, 
Mallory, Grannis, McAuley, Cullerton, Altpeter 
Eiszner, Throop Swift, Rawleigh, Everett, Knopf, 
Ihompson, Waldo, Meyer (15th Ward), Jonas 
McCormick— 21. ' 

Nays— Sanders, Turner, McNally, Riordan, 
Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, McNurney, 
Stauber, Lorenz, Meier (16th Ward), McCaffrey, 

The following is the ordinance as passed : 
Be it ordained, by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

That permission is hereby granted to the Chi- 
cago Dock and Canal Co., its successors and as- 
signs, to lay down, maintain and use such rail- 
way tracks and switches, upon North Water and 
Illinois streets, east of the east line of St. Clair 
street, and across the premises owned by said 
Company, as may be necessary to afford conven- 
ient railway access to said premises. 

Provided, said Chicago Dock and Canal Co. be- 
fore laying said track, enter into a bond with 
said city, in the sum of ten thousand dollars, to 
be approved by the Mayor, to hold and save the 
city harmless from all damages, costs and ex- 
penses whatever, in consequence of the passage 
ol this ordinance, or the laying down or using of 
said track, and all damages suffered by any pri- 
vate property by reason thereof. 

And Provided Further, the privilege hereby 
granted shall be subject to all ordinances now in 
force concerning railroads, or which may hereaf- 
ter be passed . 

All the privileges hereby granted shall cease 
and determine at the expiration of ten years 
from the passage hereof; and said Company 
shall at all times be subject to the direction of 
the Department of Public Works as to the plank- 
ing or paving and keeping in repair of so much 



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of said tracks as may be in any public street or 

This ordinance shall be in force from and after 
its passage and publication . 

The Clerk presented the report of the Com- 
mittee on Streets and Alleys, W. D., on ordinance 
consenting that the West Park Commissioners 
control, etc., West Washington street, deferred 
and published May 12th, 1879. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the report be re- 
committed. 

The motion prevailed. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Lawler presented 
an order directing the Mayor and Commissioner 
of Public Works to stop work on the City Hall, 
pending the investigation, etc., and moved its 
passage. -■ . . . 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as fol- 

rea's— Dixon, Sanders, Turner, McAuley, Alt- 
peter, McNally, Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, Smvth, 
Peevey, McJSurney, Stauber, Lorenz, Meyer, 
(15th Ward). Meier, (16th Ward)— 16. 

Nays— Ballard, Phelps, Clark, Mallory, Gran- 
nis, Cullerton, Eiszner, Throop, Swift, Rawleigh, 
Everett, Knopf, Thompson, Waldo, McCaffrey, 
Jonas, McCormick— 18. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Cullerton present- 
ed a communication from S. H. Kerfoot, Agent 
of John A. Stewart, asking that the Department 
of Public Works be authorized to issue abate- 
ment vouchers on Warrant 2,731 for paving Blue 
Island avenue. . J _. , „ 

Aid. Ballard moved that the petition be refer- 
red to the Department of Public Works, with 
power to act. ■ , ■ :, 

Aid. Smyth moved that it be referred to its 
appropriate Committee. 

The Chair directed that it be referred to the 
Committee on Local Assessments 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the rules be sus- 
pended for the purpose of taking action on the 
petition. ■ „ , 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as fol- 

°Yeas- -Dixon, Ballard, Phelps, Clark, Mal- 
lory, Grannis, Turner, McAuley. Cullerton, Rior- 
dan, Lawler, Throop, Swift, Rawleigh, Everett, 
Knopf, Thompson, Waldo, Meyer, (15th Ward), 
McCaffrey, Jonas, McCormick— 22. 

Nays-Tulw, Sanders, Altpeter, McNally, 
Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, Eiszner, McNumey, 
Stauber, Lorenz, Meier (16th Ward)— 12. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Cullerton present- 
ed a petition for the opening of Twenty-first 
street, from Union street to Jefferson street; 
Ruble street, from its present terminus to Twen- 
ty-first street and String street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, W. D. 

Aid. Lawler moved that the Council do now 
adjourn. , „ , 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as fol- 

Feas—McNally, Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, 
Smvth, Peevey, Eiszner, McNumey, Throop, 
Rawleigh, Knopf, Thompson, Waldo, Meyer, 
(15th Ward)— 14. ^ • ■■ • - , 

iVays-Tuley, Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, Phelps, 
Clark, Mallory, Grannis, Turner, McAuley, Alt- 
peter, Swift,' Everett, Stauber, Lorenz, Meier, 
(16th Ward), McCaffrey, Jonas, McCormick— 19. 



By unanimous consent, Aid. Turner presented 
an order directing that water main be laid on 
Garibaldi street, from Thirtieth street to Thirty- 
first street, which was - , i_ , 

Referred to the Committee on lire and Watei. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Turner presented 
an order authorizing the pavement of Twenty- 



sixth street, from State stieet to Halsted street, 
by private contract, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys. S. D. 

By unanimous consent, Aid, Turner presentrd 
the' petition of Eugene Schn. ider, for vacation 
of an alley in block 13, South Branch Add M 
which was n , s ; ... 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, S. D. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Turner presented 
the petition of Earl & Co. for permission to at- 
tach Home's Gas Regulator to the pipes in some 
public building for the purpose ol testing the 
same, which was ^ .-..._ . ... 

Referred to the Committee on Gas Lights. 

Bv unanimous consent, the Committee on 
Streets and Alleys, S.D., to whom was referred 
an ordinance consenting that the Board of South 
Park Commissioners may take, regulate, im- 
prove &c, Michigan avenue and Thirty-fifth 
street, submitted a report recommending ;it3 

Pa lld ge Cullerton moved that the ordinance be 
laid over and pu lished 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the ordinance : 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 

Chicago. 

Section l. That whereas, the General As- 
sembly has passed a certain act which was duly 
approved April 9th, A. D. 1879, and which, with 
the title thereto, is in the words and figures fol- 

l0 An n Act to enable Park Commissioners and 
Corporate Authorities, to take, regulate, control 
and improve public streets leading to public 
parks, to pay for the improvement thereof, ana 
in that behalf to make and collect a special as- 
sessment or special tax on contiguous Property • 
Section 1. Be it enacted by the People of 
the State of Illinois, represented in the General 

A Thatevery Board of Park Commissioners shall 
have power 'to connect any public park, boule- 
vard or driveway under its control with any part 
of any incorporated city, town or village by 
selecting and taking any connecting street or 
streets or part thereof, leading to such park. ; . 

Provided , that the streets so selected and taken 
so far as taken, shall be within the district or 
territory, the property of which shall be taxable 
for the maintainauce of such park ; and provided 
further, that the consent of the corpoiate 
authorities having control of any such stieet 
or streets, so far as selected and taken, and also 
the consent in writing of the owners of a mamnty 
of the frontage of the lots and lands abutting on 
such street or streets so far as taken, shall be fiist 
obtained . And provided further, that such con- 
nection or improvement shall embrace only 
such street oi streets as are necessary to form one 
continuous improvement. r . mm1 „ 

Sec 2. That such Board of Park Commis- 
sioners or such corporate authorities ^ as are by 
law authorized to levy taxes or assessments foi 
th?m2taten Z ance of such parks shall havs. power 
to improve such street or streets in such mannei 
as they may deem best ; and for that purpose 
thev are hereby authorized to pay for the im- 
m-ovement thereof ; andjrom time to time .to 
Fevy o??ause , to be levied and collected a special 
tax or assessment on contiguous proper ly abut- 
ting upon such street so improved, for a wo 
money P not exceeding the^mated cost of such 



first improvement or improvements as shall be 
ordered and estimated by such Boaiclof PaiK 
Commissioners, but not for any subsequent re- 
pair thereof. And to that end such Boaiaol 
Spomte'authtrities shall **^&*fg™ 
and authority now or hereafter granted to them 
respectively/relative to the levy, assessment and 
cofectmn of taxes and assessments** corporate 



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purposes. And such special taxes or assess- 
ments as are hereby authorized, may be divided 
into not exceeding four annual installments 
bearing interest at the rate of six per cent per 
annum, from the date of confirmation until paid 
and the said assessment or installment- thereof 
shall be collected and enforced in the same man- 
ner as is prorided by law, for the collection and 
enforcement ol other taxes or assessments for or 
on account of such corporate bodies or bo irds as 
aforesaid, so far as the same are applicable " ' "" 

Sec. 3. Such Park Boards shall have the same 
power and control over the parts of streets taken 
under this act, as are or maybe bv law vested 
m them of and concerning the parks, boulevards 
or driveways under their control. 

Sec .4. In case any such street or parts there- 
of, shall pass from tne control of any such park 
board, the power and authority over the same 
granted or authorized by this act shall revert to 
tne proper corporate authorities of such citv 
town or vilhage respectively, as aforesaid ' 

^i^Phn;^f U ,r : ' lty[0 ' v ^ '' J iIla 8'e in this state 
shall have full power and authority to invest any 
of such park boards with the right to control 
improve and maintain any of the streets of such 
city town or vilhage for the purpose of carrying 
out the provisions of this act. s 

Sec. 6. Whereas, there is a necessity for the 
immediate construction of the improvements 
contemplated in this act, therefore an emergen! 
cy exists, and this act shall take effect and be in 
April 9 ?f?9 itS paSSage - A PP rov ed 

And Whereas, the Board of South Park Com- 
missioners are about selecting and taking for the 

SS a n! a $EE? Ses in the sald act mentioned, that 
part ol Michigan avenue extending from the 
south line of Jackson street to the south W 7»f 
Thirty-fifth street, and that part of T hirty-flfth 
street extending from the east line of Michigan 
avenue to the east line of the Grand Boulevfrd 
and tne consent in writing of the ow4rs of a 
majority of the frontage of the lots Tnd fands 
abating on each of the said streets, so f ai as 
taken or proposed to be taken, by said Board 
having been obtained, consent is hereby given 
and granted to the said Board of South S 
Commissioners to take, regulate T control I S5 
improve the before described parts of Michitn 
avenue and Thirty-fifth streets respectively IS 
manner and form provided in the said act of th? 
General Assembly . And full power ami authm 
ity is hereby granted to said Board of Park CoS' 
missioners to control, improve and maintain «?p 
parts o£ said streets, so to be taken as SoresVid 
for the purpose of carrying out the pro wis f 

tne said act of the General Assembly S ° f 



Provided, however, that nothing in this ordin- 
ance contained shall be construed as a waiver or 
relinquishment by or on the part of said city of 
any of its rights or powers in relation to the lav- 
ing of water or gas mains and pipes, and tin 
building and repairing of sewers, in said streets, 
and the regulating- of openings for the same A 11 
powers which said city now has in relation to 
water and gas pipes and sewers and their con- 
nections, ana the regulation of the same and the 
openings tor the same in streets and alleys of 

;hA2!f ,b ^ 1 ^ reovexpressI y reserved as to 
the said part of Michigan avenue and Thirty - 
tilth street, m as am pie a manner as if the afore- 
said consent were not given. 

Sec. 2. Unless the said Board of Park Com- 
missioners shall within thirty days from the ap- 
proval hereof, select and take the said parts of 
sheets for the purposes aforesaid, this ordinance 
shall cease to be of any force or effect, and the 
consent given by section one aforesaid shall be 
deemed to be withdrawn. 

^%L i? hls ordimince shall be in force from 
and after its passage. 

Amendment Provided that the estimated cost 
of said first improvement shall include a sum 
sufficient to lay a, pavement of the best cwialitv 
stone curbing a permanent sidewalk of uniform 
width and such shade trees, shrubbery, addition- 
al lamp posts an- other additions as may be 
deemed necessary to make the same in every re- 
spect a thoroughly finished boulevard. 

Aid Tuley moved that the ordinance giving 
control, etc., of Michigan avenue to South Park 
Commissioners be made the special order for the 
next regular meeting, at 8 o'clock, p. m 
lows 6 m " tion P revailed b y yeas and nays as fol- 

c^Tm^J' Dixon, Sanders, Ballard. Phelps, 
Claik, Mallory, Gramas, Turner, McAulev Cul- 
erton, Altpeter, McNally, Biordan, Purcell 

^w i y f h 'T ? Pee , Vey ,' E i szner ' McNurney Th-Sop! 
Swift, Rawleigh, Everett, Knopf, Thompson 
Stauber, Lorenz, Waldo. Meyer 15th Ward) 
mi e ck--33. 6th Wai ' d) ' McCaff[ ey, Jonas Mccoi 
iVays— Lawler,— l. 

ADJOURNMENT . 

adjou'rif CNaIIy m ° Ved that the Couricil d0 now 
adiminied. 1011 prevailed < and ^ Council stood 



P. J. HOWARD, 



Citv Clerk 



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CITY COUNCIL 



REGULAR MEETING. 



CTTJisrE 16, 1879. 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 

Present— Aid. Tuley, Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, 
Phelps, Mallory, Grannis, Turner, McAuley, 
Cullerton, Altpeter, McNally, Eiordan, Lawler, 
Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, Eiszner. McNurney, 
Throop, Swift, Eawleigh, Everett, Knopf, 
Thompson, Stauber, Lorenz, Waldo, Meyer, 
(I5ih Ward) Wetterer, Meier, (16th Ward) Mc- 
Caffrey. Barrett, Jonas, McCormick, and His 
Honor the Mayor. 

Absent— Aid. Clark. 

His Honor, the Mayor, in the Chair. 

MINUTES. 

Aid. Thompson moved that the minutes of the 
regular meeting held June 9, 1879, be approved 
without being read. 

The motion prevailed. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Lawler presented 
a preamble and resolution concerning the death 
of fireman H. T. Coyle, and moved its adoption. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the preamble and resolution 
as adopted : 

Whereas, Death has removed from our 
midst H. T. Coyle, a member of the Fire De- 
partment, while in the discharge of his duty going 
to a Are on the night of June 13, 1879, leaving by 
his demise a widowed mother and a sister to 
mourn his loss ; therefore be it 

Resolved, That the City Council tenders to the 
bereaved family its heartfelt sympathy in their 
hour of deep distress and affliction, and direct 
that these resolutions of respect and condolence 
be sent to the family of the deceased. 

Resolved, That the City Clerk be, and he is. 
hereby directed to spread upon the Journal of 
the Council the foregoing resolutions, and that a 
copy thereof be furnished to the family of the 
deceased. 



Aid. Cullerton moved to reconsider the vot e 
by which an ordinance concerning the House of 
Correction was passed June 9th, it not having 
been approved by the Mayor. s 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas— Tuley, Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, Phelps, 
Mallory, Grannis, Turner, McAuley, Cullerton 
Altpeter, McNally, Pdordan, Lawler, Purcell 
£ m .#h. Peevey, Eiszner, McNurney, Throop 
Swift, Rawleigh, Everett, Knopf, Thompson 
Stauber, Waldo, Meyer (15th Ward), Wetterer. 
Meier, (16th Ward), McCaffrey, Barrett, Jonas, 
McCormick— 34. ' 

Nays— None. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the ordinance be 
referred to the Committee on Judiciary . 

The motion prevailed 

REPORTS OF CITY OFFICERS. 

His Honor the Mayor submitted a report cov- 
ering names of persons pardoned from the House 
of Correction during the week ending June 14, 
1879, which was 

Placed on file . 

The Clerk presented the official bond of Wal- 
ter Macdonald as Sealer of Weights and Meas- 
ures in the penal sum of $10,000, signed by Henry 
McGurren, Thomas Matthews and J. H. Ward as 
sureties. 

Aid. Dixon moved that the bond be approved 

The motion prevailed. 

AXSO, 

The official bond of Mathias Franzen as Oil 
Inspector, in the penal sum of ten thousand dol- 
lars, signed by Kaspar G. Schmidt, Mathias 
Brand and Thomas Lynch as sureties. 

Aid. Meyer moved that the bond be approved. 

The motion prevailed. 



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AXSO. 



The official bond of Alexander Kirkland as 
Superintendent of Buildings in the penal sum of 
twenty- five thousand dollars, signed by John 
Cochrane, David W. Clark, Thomas Brenan, 
Jam-ss McGregor and John Forsythe, as sureties. 

Aid. Dixon moved that the bond be approved. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Health Commissioner presented a commu- 
nication covering an ordinance concerning the 
removal of dead animals. 

Aid. Ballard moved that the rules be suspend- 
ed for the purpose of putting the ordinance on 

lt"S D£tSSR££6 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows, two-thirds not agreeing. 

Feas-Tuley, Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, Phelps, 
Grannis, Culierton, Altpeter, McNally, Purcell, 
Peevey, Throop, Swift, Everett, Thompson, Stau- 
ber Meyer, (15th Ward), Wetterer, Meier, (16th 
Ward) Barrett, McCormick -21. 

iVays--Mallory, Turner, McAuley, Riordan, 
Lawler, Smyth, Eiszner, McNurney, Rawleigh, 
Knopf, Waldo, McCaffrey, Jonas— 13. 

Aid. Culierton moved that the ordinance be 
referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

Aid- Lawler moved that it be referred to the 
Committee on Health and County Relations. 

The question being on referring to the Com- 
mittee on Judiciary, it was lost by yeas and nays 
as follows : * . _ .. 

Teas— Tuley, Ballard, Phelps, Grannis, Smyth, 
Peevey, Eiszner, Thompson, Stauber, Lorenz, 
Wetterer, Meier (16th Ward), McCormick— 13. 

JVaws-Dixon, Sanders, Mallory, Turner, Mc- 
Auley, Culierton, Altpeter, McNally, Riordad, 
Lawler, Purcell. McNurney, Throop, Swift, Raw- 
leigh, Everett, Knopf, Waldo, Meyer, [15th Ward] 
McCaffrey, Barrett, Jonas— 22. 

The ordinance was then referred to the Com- 
mittee on Health and County Relations. _ 

Aid. Culierton moved that the Committee.be 
instructed to report at the next regular meeting 
and that it be" made the special order for 8.30 
o'clock, p. m. 
The motion prevailed. 

SPECIAL ORDER. 

The Chair directed that the special order,, the 
ordinance giving control, etc., of part of Michi- 
gan avenue and Douglas avenue to the South 
Park Commissioners, be now taken up. 

Aid. Dixon moved to adopt the amendment to 
section 1 submitted by the Committee. . 

Aid. Culierton moved that action on the ordi- 
nance be postponed for one week and that tne 
Department of Public Works be directed to re- 
port to the Council the probable cost ot the city s 
portion of the proposed improvement, including 
intersections of streets and Lake Park. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as iol- 

l0 Feas-Sanders, Turner, McAuley. Culierton, 
Altpeter, McNally, Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, 
Smyth, Peevey, Eiszner, McNurney, Everett, 
Stauber, Lorenz, Meyer (15th Ward), Meier, (16th 
Ward), McCarf rev, Barrett, Jonas— 21. 

Nays--Tnley, Dixon, Ballard, Phelps, Mallory 
Grannis, Throop, Swift, Rawleigh, Knopf, 
Thompson, Waldo, Wetterer, McCormick— 14. 

Aid . Lawler moved that the rules be suspended 
for the purpose of taking up the report ot the 
Committee on Streets and Alleys, W^ D on i- 
dinance giving control, el c, of West Washing- 
ton street to the West Park Commissioners. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows, two-^m^ds not agreeing : -phoi™ 

Feas-Tuley, Dixon, Sanders, Ballard Phe lps 
Mallory, Grannis, Turner, McAuley, Lawto, 
Eiszner, McNurney, Throop, Swift^R^wleigh, 
Everett, Knopf, Thompson, Waldo, Meyei (15th 
Ward), Wetterer, Jonas, McCormick- 23. - 

Ws-Cullerton, Altpeter, McNally, Riordan 
Purcell, Smvth, Peevey, Stauber, Lorenz, Meiei 
(16th Ward,') McCaffrey, Barrett-12. 



By unanimous consent. Aid. Everett presented 
an ordinance consenting that the West Park 
Park Commissioners may take, regulate, control, 
etc., West Adams street, from Canal street to 
Central Park, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, W. D. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Mallory presented 
the petition of Francis Larned for rebate on as- 
sessment for paving Cottage Grove avenue.which 

was ■ ■' , ., . , 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys. S. D. 

Aid. Swift moved that the rules be suspended 
for the purpose of receiving reports of the Com- 
mittee on Streets and Alleys, W. D. 

Tne motion was lost by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows, two -thirds not agreeing : .',,„'* 

Teas- -Tuley, Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, Mallory, 
Grannis, Lawler, Eiszner, Throop, Swift, Raw- 
leigh, Everett, Knopf, Thompson, Waldo, Meyer. 
(15th Ward) Wetterer-17. . 

Nays— Turner, McAuley, Culierton, Altpeter, 
McNally, Riordan, Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, Mc- 
Nurney, Stauber, Lorenz, Meier. (16th Ward) 
McCaffrey. Barrett, Jonas, McCormick— 17. 

The Clerk presented an invitation from the 
Nordwestlichen Schutzenbunder requesting the 
Council to attend their festival on June 25, which 

Accepted and placed on file. 

The City Clerk presented a communication 
stating that he had presented to the Public Li- 
brary the book "Berlin und Seine Bauten," 
which was presented to the city of Chicago by 
the city of Berlin in 1878. 

Aid. Culierton moved that the action of the 
Clerk be approved. 

The motion prevailed 

The Clerk presented the annual report of the 
Directors of the Public Library, which was 
Placed on file. 

By unanimous consent Aid. Dixon presented a 
resolution covering an order concerning the 
assessment for the widening of State street, 
from Jackson street to Twelfth street, and 
moved the adoption of tne resolution. 
The motion prevailed. _ 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 
Resolved, That the foregoing order be referred 
to the Corpoiation Counsel requesting him to 
furnish this Council his opinion if there are any 
legal objections to the passage of the foregoing 
order by this Council, and also to inform this 
Council "if the application for judgment should 
be withdrawn in pursuance of said order can an 
application for judgment be made at any future 
time for the special assessments mentioned in 
the warrants for said special assessments, and if 
so when ; and be it further - '. 

Resolved, That the Corporation Counsel be, and 
he is hereby directed not to take judgment by 
default or otherwise, upon said warrants for said 
special assessments for twenty days from this 
date. 

Bv unanimous consent Aid. Dixon presented 
a preamble and resolution concerning the order 
of the Mayor directing departments to reduce 
expenses to within twenty-five per cent, of the 
tax lew and moved that the rules be suspended 
for the purpose of taking action on the resolution. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 

f °F°eaf--Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, Mallory, 
Grannis, Turner, McAuley, Culierton, Altpeter, 
McNallv, Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, McNurney, 
Throop: Swift, Rawleigh, Everett, Thompson 
Stauber, Lorenz, Waldo, Meyer (15th Ward) 
Wetterer, Meier, (16th Ward), McCaffrey, Bar- 
rett, Jonas— 28. 



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51 



[1879. 



Nays— Tuley, Smyth, Eiszner— 3. 

Aid. Dixon moved that the resolution he 
adopted. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 

Resolved, That the Mayor be, and he is, hereby 
requested to explain to the Council the meaning 
of his said communication and his interpretation 
of the application of the law in question to the 
present condition of affairs in this city, and that 
in the meantime he is requested to take no 
action toward reducing the employes in the 



police, fire, school, and other departments of the 
city government. 

ADJOURNMENT. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the Council do now 
adjourn. 

The motion prevailed, and the Council stood 
adjourned. 

P. J. HOWARD, 

City Clerk. 



June 23,) 



53 



[1879. 



CITY COUNCIL 



REGULAR MEETING. 



CTTJlsr^} 23, 



lvSVB 



OFFICIAL RECORD 

rfiSTS^-ffig^ 1 ^ S - a ^ers, Ballard, 
Auley/Cullefton, "T&ter a Vo% f, um £ r ' M ° : 
Lawler, Purcell, Smyt?f Peev, v H r y ' Kior ^n, 

fee Mayor' McCoim 'ck, and His Honor 
4Z*enfr-Ald. Knopf and Jonas. 
His Honor, the Mayor, in the Chair. 



MINUTES. 

~^SA°eTd ] June Mr tes of the 
without being re/d e 16 ' 1879 ' be approved 

nie motion prevailed. 

gjf conceding ^55^: 

to Xhe motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 

. AldfLawf irl hV Klt?^' Thompson-^. 
feK the purchase of andf rtf" ^er concern- 
Park and moved Its jSgf tension of v «™on 

Jiie motion prevailed. lc Grouild s- 

in ft KE ™ KTS OF city officers. 

'auJ. covering nS°of p '' «**«! * comiminl- 
gnames of persons pardoned from 



S2SSi dUrillg *»*"«* ending 
Placed on file. 

B^^S^^f^^ rf Martin 

°K£ f AlcI " Dix ™' ^ s wllich ' 

Court Clerk for the S out h fwSSS 0lhce of Po] ice 
purposes, which was Dlyislou > and for other 

deferred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

a ^r^nS^ ^^ Works ; submitted 

■ ^^£^"^^^ 

P^ose TU ot e ^S e g d i° Z VQ o^ he FUles f <» ^ 
control, etc., of parts 1 of fe, 'nance granting 
Douglas avenue? Thir v 58§ g ^-JtJ? u ? e an ^ 
South Park Coin misters Stleet) to tlle 

foi] 1 ows? t ' 0nprevai,ed *y yeas and nays as 

«5rM^ W ^^ 8 ,« d g? 4 BWIart, Phelps, 
Peevey, Eiszner ThS kJbZ^ 1 **' P^erton • 
ett, Thompson W-ihh * m!"' Ka ,wleigh, Ever- 

LawB. PuVcell, ffi%SS ^ n ' 
Lorenz Meier, (16th Ward:)-? i Uey ' dauber, 

patsed DlX ° n ni0Ved tllat fc he ordinance be 



Juno 23] 



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[1879 



al lamp posts and other additions as may be 
deemed necessary to make the same in every re- 
spect a thoroughly finished boulevard. 

Aid. Dixon called for the previous question. 

,4 Id. Smyth raised the point of order that the 
report must be deferred for final action until the 
next regular meeting on the request of two Al- 
dermen. „ n 

The Chair decided the point of order not well 
taken, for the reason that the report was _ post- 
poned June 9 and again June 1G, which in his 
■judgment, covered the provision of the charter. 
* The question then being on ordering the mam 
question, it was 

Agreed to. . 

The question recurring on the adoption of the 
amendment offered by Aid. Tuley, it was agreed 
to, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas- -Tuley, Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, Phelps. 
Clark, Mallory, Grannis, Turner, McAuh-y, Cui- 
lerton. Peevey.Eiszner, Swift, Rawleigh, Everett, 
Thompson, Waldo, McCaffrey, Barrett, McCor- 

inick 21 

Ways— Altpeter, McNally, Eiordan, Lawler, 
Pureed Smyth, McNurney, Throop, Stauber, 
Lorenz, Meyer, (15th Ward) Wetterer, Meier, 
(lGth Ward)— 13. 

Aid. Dixon moved that the ordinance as 
amended be passed. 
The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 

^cas— Tulev, Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, Phelps, 
Clark, Mallory, Grannis, Turner, McAuley, Cul- 
erton Peevey, Eiszner, Throop, Swift, hawleigh, 
Everett, Thompson, Stauber, Waldo, Meyer, 
(15th Ward) Wetterer, McCaffrey, Barrett, Mc- 

C jiS-Tvltpeter, McNally, Riordan, Lawler, 
Purcell, Smyth, McNurney, Lorenz, Meier, (16th 

Aid Tuley moved to reconsider the vote last 
taken, and to lay the motion on the table. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the ordinance as passed : 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 

Chicago. „ „ , . „ 

Section l. That whereas, the General As- 
sembly has passed a certain act which was duly 
approved April 9th, A. D. 1879 and which, with 
the title thereto, is hi the words and figures lol- 

l0 An 11 Act to enable Park Commissioners and 
Corporate Authorities, to take, regulate, control 
and improve public streets leading to public 
parks, to pay for the improvement thereof, and 
in that behalf to make and collect a special as- 
sessment or special tax on contiguous property. 
Section 1. Be it enacted by the People of 
the State of Illinois, represented in the General 

A That every Board of Park Commissioners shall 
have power 'to connect any public park, boule- 
vard or driveway under its control with any part 
of any incorporated city, town or village, by 
selecting and taking any connecting street or 
streets or part thereof, leading to such park. 

Provided, that the streets so selected and taken 
so far as taken, shall be within the distric toi 
territory, the property ot which shall be taxable 
for the maintainance of such park ; and provided 
further, that the consent of the corporate 
authorities having control of any such street 
or streets, so far as selected and taken, and also, 
the consent in writing of the owners ol a majority 
of the frontage of the lots and lands abutting on 
such street or streets so far as taken, shall be Inst 
obtained . And provided further, that such con- 
nection or improvement shall embrace only 
such street or streets as are necessary to form one 
continuous improvement. _, 

8 2 That such Board of Park Commis- 
sioners or such corporate authorities as are by 
law authorized to levy taxes or assessments lor 
the maintenance of such parks, shall have powei 
to improve such street or streets in such manner 
as they mav deem bast: and for that purpose 
they are hereby authorized to pay tor the im- 



provement thereof ; and from time to time to- 
levy or cause to be levied and collected a special 
tax or assessment on contiguous properly abut- 
ting upon such street so improved, for a sum ot 
money not exceeding the estimated cost of such 
first improvement or improvements, as shall be 
ordered and estimated by such Board of lark 
Commissioners, but not for any subsequent re- 
pair thereof. And to that end such Board of 
corporate authorities shall have all the power 
and authority now or hereafter granted to them 
respectively, 'relative to the levy, assessment and 
collection of taxes and assessmentsfor corporate 
purposes. And such special taxes or assess- 
ments as are hereby authorized, may be divided 
into not exceeding four annual installments 
bearing interest at the rate of six per cent, per 
annum," from the date oi: confirmation until paid r 
and the said assessment or installment, thereof 
shall be collected and enforced in the same man- 
ner as is provided by law, for the collection and 
enforcement of other taxes or assessments for or 
on account of such corporate bodies or boards, as 
aforesaid, so far as the same are applicable. 

§3. Such Park Boards shall have the same 
power and control over the parts of streets taken 
under this act, as are or maybe b / law vested 
in them of and concerning the parks, boulevards 
or driveways under their control. 

§ 4. In 'case any such street or parts there- 
of , shall pass from the control of any such park 
board, the power and authority over the same 
granted or authorized by this act shall revert to 
the proper corporate authorities of such city, 
town or villiage respectively, as aforesaid. 

§ 5. Any city town or village in this state 
shall have' full power and authority to invest any 
of such park boards with the right to control, 
improve and maintain anv of the streets of such 
city, town or villiage, for the purpose of carrying- 
out the provisions of this act. 

§ 6. Whereas, there is a necessity for the 
immediate construction of the improvements, 
contemplated in this act. therefore an emergen- 
cy exists, and this act shall take effect and be in 
force from and after its passage. Approved 
April 9, 1879. „ , „ 

And Whereas, the Board of South Park Com- 
missioners are about selecting and taking for the 
uses and purposes in the said act mentioned, that 
part of Michigan avenue extending from tlm 
south line of Jackson street to the south line ot 
Thirty-fifth street, and that part of Thirty-fifth 
street extending from the east line of Michigan 
avenue to the east line of the Grand Boulevard, 
and the consent in writing of the owners ot a 
majority of the frontage of the lots and lands- 
abiding on each of the said streets, so far as 
taken or proposed to be taken, by said Board,, 
having been obtained, consent is hereby given 
and granted to the said Board of South Park 
Commissioners to take, regulate, control and 
improve the before described parts of Michigan 
avenue and Thirty-fifth streets respectively m 
manner and form provided in the said act of the 
General Assembly . And full power and author- 
ity is hereby granted to said Board of Park Com- 
missioners to control, improve and maintain the 
parts of said streets, so to be taken as aforesaid, 
for the purpose of carrying out the provisions of 
the said act of the General Assembly. 

Provided, however, that nothing in this ordin- 
ance contained shall be construed as a waiver or 
lelinquishment by or on the part of said city ot 
any of its rights or powers in relation to the lay- 
ing of water or gas mains and pipes, and the 
building and repairing of sewers, in said streets, 
and the regulating of openings for the same . All 
powers which said city now has in relation to 
water and gas pipes and sewers and their con- 
nections, and the regulation of the same and the 
openings for the same in streets and alleys of 
said city, being hereby expressly reserved as to 
the said part of Michigan avenue and Thirty- 
fifth street in as ample a manner as if the afore- 
said consent were not given. 



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55 



|1S79. 



Provided that the estimated cost of said first 
improvement shall include a sum sufficient to 
lay a pavement of the bpst quality, s one curbing 
a permanent sidewalk of uniform width and 
such shade trees, shrubbery, additional lamp 
posts and other additions as mav be deemed 
necessary to make the same in every respect a 
thoroughly finished boulevard. 

Sf.c. 2. Unless the said Board of Park Com- 
missioners sh ill within thirty days from the ap- 
proval nereof, select and take the said parts of 
streets tor the purposes aforesaid, this ordinance 
shall cease to be of any force or effect, and the 
consent given by section one aforesaid shall he 
deemed to be withdrawn. 

S F c v 3 - T !lis ordinance shall he in force from 
and after its passage. 

The Department of Public Works pres nted a 
report and ordinance for filling Wood street 
™! , i,^ est x oik street to West Eighteenth street, 

e ?°w n n 1 10 tlle Committee on Streets and Al- 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for filling Leavitt 
street, trom West Harrison street to West Tay- 
lor street, which was J 
Ie K efen-ed to the Committee on Streets andAl- 

AXSO. 

A report and ordinance for filling West Polk 
s reet, from Ashland avenue to Wood street 
win en was ' 

]e K eferred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 

A.I.SO. 

A report and ordinance for filling West Polk 
which w-s" 1 IrviI, .B avenue to Kobey street, 
i ?« f w' e ?» t0 the Coranii tteeon Streets and Al- 

ALSO. 

A report and ordinance for filling West Tavlor 

whi?h\vas ra K ° bey Stieet to ^ kle ^e5 

leys el W *D t0 the Committee on Streets and Al- 

aiiSo, 

A report and ordinance for filling Hermitage 

wffich e wis om West Polk SLreet ^YoTTS 

leysfw D % ° ^ Committee on streets and Al- 

AliSO, 
o^r, rep ? rt and ordin ance for ooening Vernon 
F t ni SeV fl o?l ,1 !T t - 1 V Iil, f f ° f H - Waves' sub. in N 
leys, s J) Committee on Streets and Al- 

ALSO. 

M/£i/ e £? rt ?" order authorizing paving of 
Washington street, from La Salle street lo Fifth 
aT £SS; l> U n '\V lte r ™«tract f which was lWh 

leys. Id Committee on Streets and Al- 

ALSO 



to A mSd\S e w^ a ™ lica «™ for permission 
street it t iili e Wai '-en avenue, from Leavitt 
which was klGy aVemie ' lj -V'P"vate c ,ntrS, 

ley£ f w" e D. t0theC ° mmitteeon Greets and Al- 

Al.SO. 

Laid over temporarily. 

^^UeT^J^r 1 ^ , his re P"rt of 
^e^TJl^^^lf bUSmeSS May 

Published and placed oii file 



The following is the report : 

Department of Finance, i 
Chicago, June 23, 1879. f 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chi- 
cago, in City Council assembled: 
In accordance with a resolution of your honor- 
able body passed December 30. 1878, 1 submit 
herewith my report for the month of Mav, 1879 
showing the amount of monev actually in the 
treasury at close of business May 31, 1879, and 
the apportionment thereof to the different funds • 
also the amount of warrants drawn against the 
several appropriations for the current fiscal year 
and amount of warrants of previous years re- 
deemed by the Treasurer during the said month, 
together with the amount of warrants outstand- 
ing unpaid May 31, 1879. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Theodore T. Gurney, 
Comptroller. 



Amount of monev actually 
in the City Treasury at 
close of books, May 31, 
1879 " 

Less warrants drawn and 
payable on demand not 
yet presented 

Net balance 

Which I apportion and cred- 
it as follows, viz. : 

Water Fund $318 

Special Assessments. .. ..'117 
City Hall Fund, old acct. ... 21 

Jonathan Burr Fund 16 

Personal Redemption. ... 3 
General Sinking Fund 



$847,463 27 
18,471 27 



!?S2S,992 00 



General Sinking Fun* 

River Imp't Sinking Fund. 

Sewerage Sinking Fund 

School Sinking Fund 

General Fund, old account. 5 

General Taxes, 1869 

General Taxes, 1870 

General Taxes, 1871 

General Taxes, 1872 

General Taxes, 1874 

School Tax Fund, old acct. 35 

General Fund, 1876 4 

Department Public Works 

Appropria' ion, 1876 8 

School Tax Fund, 1876 2 

General Taxes of 1877, un- 
der protest 9 

General Fund, 1877 17 

Fire Department, 1877 3, 

Sewerage Tax Fund, 1877 . 20! 
Department Public Works 
Appropriation, 1877 61 



,096 
,091 
,781 
.763 
,800 

98 
,103 
836 

81 
,728 
224 
624 
419 
2r>9 
416 
,764 
,310 

,873 
,811 



School Tax Fund, 187 

Police Fund, 1877 ] 

Street Lamp Fund, 1877. . . . 
Indebtedness Fund, 1877. . . 

General Fund, 1878. 3£ 

Fire Departm't Fund, 1878. 

Sewerage Fund. 1878 26 

Department Public Works 

Appropriation, 1878. 10 

Street Limp Fund, 1878.... 10 

School Tax Fund, 1878 

Contingent Fund, 1878 10 

Public Library Fund, 1878... 

Sewerage Tax Fund, 1878.. 4, 

City Hall Fund. 1*78 4 

General Fund, 1879 01 

Fire Departm't Fund, 1879. 

Sewerage Fund, 1879 . ... 

Sewerage Tax Fund, 1879.. 

Department Public Works 
Appropriation, 1879 

SchoolTax Fund, 1879 

Police Fund, 1879 

Public Library Fund, 1879.. 



,590 
,661 
,142 
,462 

,237 

,537 
,752 

68 
324 
,179 

97 
330 



.841 

.625 
15 

.536 
733 
,985 
.563 
,584 
315 
,8X2 
,200 

873 

4 

719 

33 



$828,992 00 



June 23,] 



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Amount of warrants drawn 
against the several appro- 
priations for the current 
fiscal year, during the 
month of May, 1879, viz. : 

General Fund $2,577 63 

Fire Department Fund. .. . 

Sewerage Fund 

Department Public Works 

School Tax Fund 

Police Fund 

Public Library 



1,453 57 

64 13 

840 37 

5 98 

157 00 

741 44 



$5,840 12 



Warrants issued the year 
previous or in former 
years, redeemed by the 
Treasurer during the 
month of May, 1879 $88,909 90 

Amount of warrants out- 
standing May 31, 1879 : 

Payable on demand $18,471 27 

Payable from taxes 1878 

When collected 1,040,792 44 $1,059,263 71 

Theodore T. Gurney, 
Comptroller. 

.The Clerk presented the report of the Commis- 
sioners to make estimate for curbing filling and 
paving Van Buren street, in front of sundry lots, 
between Wabash avenue and Market street. 

Aid Dixon m ived 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 Prairie ave- 
nue, from Twenty-seventh street to Thirty-first 
street. J 

Aid. Mallory moved that the report be approv- 
ed, and that the order thereto attached be pas- 
sed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report, of the Commissioners to make esti- 
mate for sidewalk on both sides of Walnut street 
from Ashland avenue to Western avenue 

Aid. Thompson 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 oh both sides of Canal street, 
from West Kinzie street to West Eighteenth 
street. 

Aid. Peevey moved that the report be approv- 
ed and that the order thereto attached be pas- 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make esti- 
mate for sidewalk on both sides of Grove street 
trom Eighteenth street to Stewart avenue 

Aid. McAuley 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 esti- 
mate lor sidewalk on the north side of West 
thirteenth street, from Wood street to Western 

Aid Riordan 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 esti- 
mate for sidewalk on both sides of Leavitt street, 
fiom West Madison street to West Lake street. 

Aid. Everett 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 West Jack- 
son street, from Halsted street to Ashlan d 
avenue. 

Aid. Smyth 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 West Jack- 
son street, from Clinton street to Halsted street. 

Ald.^ Smyth moved that the report be approv- 
ed ana that the order thereto attached be passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Corporation Counsel submitted a report in 
answer to a resolution concerning the application 
for judgment on the special assessments for 
widening State street, from Jackson street to 
twelfth street, and covering an order in relation 

LIlcl t)EO. 

Aid. Tuley moved to fill the blank in the order 
by inserting the word " six." 

The motion prevailed 

Aid. Tuley moved that the order as amended 
be passed. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

™^f as ~~£ uley '- Di * on » Ballard, Phelps, Clark,. 
Mallory, Graimis, McAuley, Cullerton, Altpeter 
McNaliy, liiordan, Lawler, PurcelL Smyth Pee- 
vey Liszner, McNurney, Swift, Rawleigh, Ever- 
^V™?' 11 !^ ^ dauber, Lorenz, Waldo, Meyer 
(15th Ward), Wetterer, Meier, (16th Ward), Mc- 
Cattrey, Barrett, McCormick— 31. 

Nays— 0. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Whereas. The sale of lands delinquent for 
the special assessments for widening State street 
from Jackson street to Harrison street, and from 
Harrison street to Twelfth street, is advertised 
tor July 2!, 1879, at the same time as the sale of 
land tor taxes ; and, whereas, it is desirable that 
both sales shall not occur at the same time : 
therefore 

Ordered. That the Corporation Counsel be, and 
he is, hereby directed to with raw the application 
for judgment now pending in the County Court of 
this county for the special assessment for the 
widening of State street, from Jackson to Harri- 
son street and from Harrison street to Twelfth 
street, and tha', application for judgment shall 
not be made within six months from the passage 
of this order. & 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Wetterer, present- 
ed an order authorizing the cindering of North 
Halsted street, from Division street to Clybourn 
avenue, by private contract, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, N. D. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Waldo presented 
an order auth orizing the paving of North Halsted 
street, trom Sophia street to Fullerton avenue, bv 
private contract, which was ' 

le Be N ri D d t0 Uie Conimittee (m Streets and Al- 

By unanimous consent, the Committee on 
Elections to whom was referred the notification 
pt the intention ot Thomas J, Morgan to contest 
the election of Aid. McAuley, submitted a report 
recommending the passage of an accompanying 
resolution. ' J ° 

Aid. Meier moved to concur in the report and 
adopt the resolution. v 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted • 

Resolved, That for the purpose of the cor test 
as to the seat occupied by Aid. McAuley as 



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Alderman of the Fifth Ward, the packages of 
ballots concerning the election of Alderman of 
said Ward at the last municipal election be 
opened, counted, and referr- d to by the witnesses 
in such contest, but the same to be done in the 
presence of the City Clerk and the Committee 
on Elections. 

ALSO, 

By consent, the same Committee, to whom was 
referred the notice given by Samuel Engel of 
contest of seat of Aid. Ballard, submitted a re- 
port recommending the uas-age of an accompa- 
nying resolution. 

\ld Lawler moved to concur in the report and 
adopt the resolution. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 

Resolved, That for the puruoses of the contest 
of the seat occupied by Aid. Ballard as Alder- 
mau of the Second Ward, the nackages of ballots 
concerning the election of Alderman of said 
Ward at the last municipal election be opened, 
counted, and referred to by the witnesses in such 
contest, but the same to be done in the presence 
of t'ie City Clerk and the Committee on Elec- 
tions. 

ALSO. 

By consent, the same Committee, to whom was 
referred a protest against declaring the result of 
the election for Alderman in the Fourteenth 
Ward, submitted a report recommending that 
further action be postponed. 

Aid. Stauber moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 



Aid. Tuley moved that the rules be suspended 
tor the purpose of introducing an order concern- 
ing the contest for the seat occupied by Aid. 
Ballard. i 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

F«M"Tuley, Sanders, Phelps, Clark, Mallory, 
Grannis, McAuley, Cullerton, Altpeter. McNally, 
Rior an, Lawler. Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, Eisz- 
ner, Swift. Kawleigh, Eveiett, Stauber, Lorenz, 
Waldo. Wetterer, Meier, (icth Ward) McCaffrey, 
Barrett, McCormick— 27. 

Nays— Turner, Thompson— 2. 

Aid. Turner moved that the Council do now 
adjourn. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeax— Dixon, Phelps, Malldrv, Turner, McAu- 
ley, Cullerton. McNallv, Purcell. Peevey. Raw- 
leigh. Thompson, Waldo, Meyer. (15th Ward) 
Wetterer, McCaffrey, Barrett, McCormick- -17. 

Nays- Tuley, S mders Ballard, Clark, Grannis, 
Altpeter, Riordan, Lawler, Smyth, Eiszner, Mc- 
Nurney, Swift, Everett, Stauber. Lorenz, Meier. 
(16th Ward)— 16. 

And the Council stood adjourned. 

P. J. HOWARD, 

City Clerk 



June 30) 



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.11879. 



CITY COUNCIL 



REGULAR MEETING. 



O'TXISriE] 30, 1B79 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 

pSrf<f n fc" A , ld, 5 u J? y ' Di £ on ' Sanders, Ballard, 
Phelps, Clark, Mallory, Grannis, Turner, Mc- 
Auley, Cullerton, Altpeter, McNally, Riordan, 
Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Peevey. Eiszner, Mc- 

&»™? y ™ Tlll ' 00p ' S ^ U \ R awleigh, Everett, 
Knopf Thompson, Stauber, Lorenz, Waldo 

SSStJ 1 9 ll - Wa ^' Wetterer, Meier, (letfi 
Ward) McCaffrey, Jonas, McCorrnick 

Mayo S r nf_Akl " Banett ' aud His Hon01 ' tlle 
Aid. McCaffrey in the chair. 

MIXUTKS. 

Aid. Dixon moved that the minutes of the 

wTi!^SSai eld June * 1879 ' b0 approved 

The motion prevailed. 

REPORTS OF CITY OFFICERS. 

His Honor the Mayor presented a communi- 
cation covering names of persons pardoned from 
Hie House of Correction during the week endinxr 
June 28, 1879. which was euunife 

Placed on file. 



ALSO, 

The following communication • 

Mayor's Office, 
Chicago, June 26, 1879. 

T °CMe H ™ tJi€ CUy C " uncU "f th(i WtV 

,^L hercby , retur ". without my approval, an 
ta* f, JffSS at y ? ul ' ! ast regular meeting order" 
, t \Stu! 1 f t l e . ap } ,llc;,tlo,,s for Jndgraeiif In the 
s ,, it f •L S , pe T la assessments for widening State 
sticet, fiom Jackson street to Harrison strict 
ana from Harrison street to Twetftjf street lie 



of 



mi? d f«^ and tnat no applications for judg- 
ment for such assessments be made within six 
months from the passage of said order 
the opinion of the Corporation Counsel in re- 

S e to the proposed withdrawal of the appli- 
C fhu JVlf J ,l ud gment, was, in substance, that 
while the duty was incumbent upon the city to 
exercise reasonable diligence in the collection of 
special assessments, yet a delay of the applica- 
tions for a short time so that the sales of lands 
delinquent for the special assessments would not 
occur at the same time as the sale of lands for 
general taxes would not be inconsistent with rea- 
sonable diligence. 

The preamble to the order cites as a reason for 
its passage, that it is desirable that both sales 
?h!?Ihf°l CO o m f l0 % ethQr - J suppose the object is 
to lighten as far as possible, the burdens of the 
owners of property assessed. 

The sale for State, County, City and other 
sales will commence July 21, 1879, and will pro- 
bably be concluded in from six to eight weeks 
from that date. It is therefore clearly necessary 
for the purpose of effecting the declared object 
oi the order, to peremptorily postpone the appli- 
cation for so long a time as six months, and the 
Corporation Counsel, whom I have consulted in 
the matter, agrees with me in the opinion that 
the passage of the order would, to say the least 
be inconsistent with proper caution and might be 
prejudicial to the city. 

A delay of two or, at most, three months is all 
that is necessary to effect the object of the order 
as stated in the preamble. 

Respectfully, 
Carter H. Harrison, 

*it rv- , Mayor. 

Aid. Dixon moved to reconsider the vote bv 
which the order referred to in the veto was 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Dixon moved that the order be passed 



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the veto of the Mayor to the contrary notwith- 
standing. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas— Tuley, Lawler, Stauber, Lorenz,— 4. 

Nays— Dixon, Ballard, Phelps, Clark, Grannis. 
Turner, McAuley, Cullerton, Altpeter, McNally, 
Kiordan, t Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, McNurney, 
Throop, Swift, Eawleigh, Everett,;Knopf , Meyer 
(15th Ward), Wetterer. McCaffrey, Jonas— 24. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Dixon presented 
an order concerning the assessments for widen- 
ing State street and moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows : ,-,_,, 

Yeas— Tuley; Dixon, Ballard, Phelps, Clark, 
Grannis, Turner, McAuley, Callerton, Altpeter, 
McNally, Kiordan, Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, 
Peevey, Eiszner, Throop, Swift, Kawleigh, Ever- 
ett, Knopf, Stauber, Lorenz, Meyer, (15th Ward), 
Wetterer, McCaffrey, Jonas- -27. 

Nays— None. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Whebeas, The sale of lands delinquent for 
the special assessments for widening State street, 
from Jackson street to Harrison street, and from 
Harrison street to Twelfth street, is advertised 
for July 21, 1879, at the same time as the sale of 
land for taxes ; and, whereas, it is desirable that 
both sales shall not occur at the same time ; 
therefore 

Ordered, That the Corporation Counsel be, and 
he is, hereby directed to withdraw the applica- 
tion for judgment now pending in the County 
Court of this county for the special assessment 
for the widening of State street, from Jackson 
to Harrison street, and from Harrison street to 
Twelfth street, and that application for judgment 
shall not be made within three months from the 
passage of this order. 

The Clerk "presented an invitation for the 
Council to witness a test of fire-proof paint on 
Canalport avenue, near Halsted street, on July 
l, at 3 o'clock p. m., which was 

Accepted and placed on file 

The Department of Public Works presented a 
report and ordinance for water service pipes on 
LaSalle street, from Monroe street to Adams 
street 

Aid. Tuley moved that the ordinance be 
passed. 

By unanimous consent, the ordinance was put 
upon its passage and passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : ra , 

Feas— Tuley, Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, Phelps, 
Clark, Grannis, Turner. McAuley, Cullerton, Alt- 
peter,McNally, Kiordan, Lawler. Purcell, Smyth, 
Peevey, Eiszner, Throop, Swift, Eawleigh, Ever- 
ett, Knopf, Stauber, Lorenz, Meyer, (15th Ward,) 
Wetterer, McCaffrey, Jonas— 29. 

Nays— None; 

The City Attorney submitted an opinion as to 
the liability of the city for damages on account 
of changing the grade of Lincoln avenue, which 

Preferred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, N. D. 

The Health Commissioner presented a com- 
munication covering ordinance concerning the 
removal of dead animals. 

Aid. Ballard moved that the rules be suspended 
for the purpose of putting the ordinance on its 
passage. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas— Tuley, Sanders, Ballard, Phelps, Clark, 
Grannis, Cullerton, Altpeter, McNally, Kiordan, 
Purcell, Peevey, Eiszner, Throop, Swift, Raw- 
leigh, Everett, Knopf, Stauber, Lorenz, Waldo, 
Meyer(15th Ward), Wetterer, Meier, (16th Ward) 
McCaffrey, Jonas— 26. 



Nays— Dixon, Turner, McAuley, Lawler, 
Smvth, McNurney— 6. 

Aid. Ballard moved that the ordinance be 
passed . 

Aid. Throop called for the previous question 
and the call was sustained by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas— Tuley, Sanders, Ballard, Phelps, 
Grannis, Cullerton, Altpeter, McNally, Kiordan, 
Lawler, Purcell, Smvth, Peevey ,Eiszner, Throop, 
Swift, Rawleigh, Everett, Knopf, Thompson, 
Stauber, Lorenz, Waldo, Meyer, (15th Ward). 
Wetterer, Meier, (16tli Ward). McCaffrey, Jonas, 
McCormick— 29, 

Nays— Dixon, Mallory, Turner, McAuley, Mc- 
Nurney— 5. 

The question then being on the passage of the 
ordinance it was agreed to by yeas and nays as 
follows : , , 

Yeas— Tuley, Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, Phelps 
Clark. Grannis, Cullerton, Altpeter, McNally, 
Kiordan, Purcell, Peevey, Eiszner, Throop.Swift, 
Kawleigh, Everett, Knopf, Thompson, Stauber, 
Lorenz, Waldo, Meyer, (15th Ward), Wetterer, 
Meier, (16th Ward) McCaffrey, Jonas, McCor- 
mick— 29. 

Nays— Mallory, Turner, McAuley, Lawler, 
Smyth, McNurney,— 6. 
The following is the ordinance as passed : 
The Health Department has, as is done in the 
letting of other contracts to do public work ad- 
vertised for bids for removing all dead animals 
found lying or being in and upon any street, al- 
ley, wharf, or other public place in the City of 
Chicago, and has let the contract for doing said 
work to the lowest responsible bidder, at and for 
the sum of one dollar, lor one year from and after 
the letting of said contract. 
Be it ordained, by the City Council of the City. of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. It shall be unlawful for any per- 
son, firm or corporation, other than the person, 
firm, or corporation to whom the contract for re- 
moving dead animals from the City shall have 
been let by the City, to remove any such dead 
animals, as by the terms of said contract said 
contractor has undertaken to remove, from with- 
in the corporate limits of the City of Chicago or 
from or through any street, alley, wharf or other 
public place in said City, except the person, firm 
or corporation having contracted to remove the 
same shall, after notification to remove any such 
dead animal fail to do so within ten (10) hours 
after such notification, in which case it shall be 
lawful for any person to remove the same, sub- 
ject only to the ordinances of the City and the 
regulations of the Health Department of the 
City ; Provided, that in case the owner of any 
such dead animal shall, while it remains in his 
premises or in his possession, sell the same to 
any person, such person may remove the same 
to such place and in such manner as is permitted 
by the regulations of the Health Department, 
and in accordance with the law and ordinances 
of the City of Chicago and not otherwise . 

| 2. Anv person, firm or corporation guilty of 
a violation of any provisions of this ordinance 
shall be subject to a fine of not less than five (.*5) 
nor more than fifty ($50) dollars for every such 
violation. 

§ 3. This ordinance shall be in force from 
and after its passage. 

Aid. Smyth moved that the rules be suspended 
for the purpose of taking up the orders of peti- 
tions, communications and ordinances, and re- 
ports of standing committees. 

Ald.Throop called for a division of the ques- 

The question being on suspending the rules for 
reports, &c, it was agreed to by yeas and nays 
as follows : 

Yeas— Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, Phelps, Clark, 
; Mallory, Grannis, Turner, McAuley, Cullerton, 
Altpeter, McNally, Kiordan, Lawler, Purcell, 
Smyth, Peevey, Eiszner, McNurney, Throop, 



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Rawleigh , Knopf, Thompson, Stauber, Lorenz. 

J££%ll& e £ & 5 £ fl Wa T rd '> Wetterer. Meier, 
(161 n Ward) McCaffrey, Jonas, McCormick— 32 

IV «.!/*- -Tuley, Swift, Everett— 3. 

Ihe question then being on petitions, &<• it 
whs agreed to by yeas and nays as follows : 
ria,^Vr TuIev ' £ ]xon '- Sanders, Ballard, Phelps, 
Claik, Ma lory, Grannis, Turner, McAuley, Cul- 
lerton A tpeter, MeNally, Riordan,? Lawler. 
Fiircell, Smyth, Peevey, Eiszner, McNurney, 
Ihroop, bwitt, Kawleigh, Everett, Knopf.Thomp- 
s»n Stauber, Lorenz, Waldo, Meyer,(i5th Ward) 
McComdck- ^f ' (16tn Warfl) ' McCaffrey, Jonas, 

Nays— None.' 

Aid. Tuley presented a petition for the renum- 
bermg of Wabash avenue, which was 
Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 

Aid. Tuley presented a resolution for the em- 

P h2 y m £ nt °L hK } ne l S, ,'M th ' Esc i- as Counsel in 
the suit on the bond of D. A. Gage, which was 
Relerred to the Committee on Finance 

.41(1. Tuley presented the petition of Mrs 
waitinga G-roell for compensation for personal 
injuries, whicti was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Tuley presented a resolution granting 
permission to C. D. Mosher to place safe contain- 
ing memorials in vaults of new City Hall, which 

WHS 

Referred to the Committee on Public Build- 
Aid. Dixon presented the petition of Peter 
iFl compensation for services rendered, 

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 
Aid. Sanders presented the petition of the Sis- 
iioiie wWcR- compensati011 f °r injuries to 
Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Ballard presented an ordinance to pre- 
vent saloon keepers from allowing the gathering 
m their saloons of disreputable women, which 

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

Aid. Ballard presented an ordinance to pre- 
vent the giving of concerts or exhibitions in 
licensed saloons or in places connected there- 
with or entered through such saloon, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

Aid. Clark presented an ordinance for sidewalk 
on the west side of Prairie avenue in front of lots 
U and 13, block 4. Win. Jones Addition, which 

was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 

Ald. Clark presented an order directing the 
Corporation Counsel to not apply for judgment 

t 1 vi? s J ,ecla l us i iess,nent lor l javil) g Twentieth 
street, trom stnte street to Archer avenue, etc. 
and moved its passage. 
lows 6 - m<)tion P revalIe d °y yeas and nays as fol- 

Feos-Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, Phelps, Clark, 
Mallory, C-rannis, Cullerton, Altpeter, MeNally 
Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, Mc- 
Nurney, Throop, Svvitt,Ravvleigh,Everett,Knopf 
J iioinpson, Stauber, Lorenz, Waldo, Meyer (15th 
Ward;, Meier (l«th Ward,) McCaffrey, Jonas 

iya/,.?--Tuley, Turner, McAu1ey,-3. 

I he following is the order as passed ; 
h«I& riw A tlie Corporation Counsel is here- 
by directed not to apply to the County Court for 
the con Urination of the assessment for the im- 
provement of Twentieth (20th) street, from State 



fw e f I ^ ; t C! ^ rclie . 1 ; avenue '.' 1 ntil ordered to do so 
5?nS IhSiT 11 ' 0I * TV 1 such tj me as an ordi- 
SSnn«?S , rt l> S passea , b I this Council for the 
tn^H, g ^r nd P avm S of State street to as far 
south as Twenty-second (22d) street. 

rt^ifeJlt^J^ • e i? t0 ^ an ordinance amending 
wlScnwas V ' entitled "Streets," 

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

nn A L d ;«? I £ 1 . 01 * y ] ) ^ e 1 n - ted an order for sidewalk 
on east side of Michigan avenue, from Thirty - 
seventh street to Thirty-ninth street, which whs 
leys 8 D Committee on Streets and Al- 

«,A ld ;i Ma i l01 'V Presented an order for sidewalk 
on both sides of Twenty-sixth street, from Cot- 
tage Grove avenue to Clark street, which was 
leys SD Committee on Streets and Al- 

A * d - Mallory Presented an order for sidewalk 
on both sides jof.Langley avenue, from Thirty- 
seventh street to Thirty-ninth street, which was 

Keterred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, S . D . 

™ A ,! d " J% lll0 . l 7 Presented an order for improve- 
to?wSSnwf ave » ue , from Thirty-first street 
to ihirty-tlnrd street, which was 

les s r D d t0 Ule 0ommittee 011 Streets and Al 
Aid. Turner presented the petition of Win C 

and Ihirty-third street, which was 
Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Mallory presented a petition for the im- 
provement of Ellis avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
iens, o. J). 

Aid. Turner presented the petition of M. Mc- 
etc!'Thich P wHs' ng that gl ' adeS be estaDlislie d, 

Referred to the Department of Public Works 
with instructions to prepare ordinance as prayed 

« A ,! d \ Tui :']er presented an order for sidewalk 
on north side of f wenty-iifth street, from Han- 
over street to alley, which was 

Re! erred to the Department of Public Works 
with instructions to prepare an ordinance 

Aid. McAuley presented an order for sidewalk 
on south side of Michigan street, from Ashland 
avenue to Jones street, which was 

Referred to the Department of Public Works 
tor ordinance. 

^ l rh T \ m }% T Presented an order for water main 

Thi,?^« ba i dl , stl l eet ' from Thirtieth street to 
Ihirty-hrst street, which was 
Referred to the Committee on Fire and Water. 

Mnv d ,\ , Tu / ner Presented the petition of Eliza 
Moimity tor compensation for personal injuries, 
winch WHS 
Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

,jS* TuTner P re sented a petition of citizens for 
wlu'cli was assessment for opening Arnold street, 
le K eferredto the Committee on Streets and Al- 

Ald. Cullerton presented an order directing 
the Comptroller to pay to Dr. Baxter .$131.00, for 

S«» n i^ e L e , d Daniel Fuller ' while in the 
employ of the city, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Cullerton presented an order directing 



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the Comptroller to settle with John Hoos for 
raising buildings at Eighteenth street viaduct 
and moved its passage. 
The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 

Yeas— Tuley, Dixon, Ballard, Phelps, Clark, 
Mallory, Cra'nnis, Turner, McAuley. Cullerton, 
Altpeter, McNally, Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, 
Smyth, Peevey, Eiszner, McNurney, Throop, 
Swift, Rawleigh, Everett,Knopf , Thompson,Stau- 
ber, Lorenz, Waldo, Meyer, L15th Ward] Meier 
(16th Ward), McCaffrey, Jonas— 32. 

Nays-- None. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Comptroller be and he is 
hereby authorized and directed to settle with 
and pay John Hoos whatever sum of money 
agreed upon by the Commissioner of Public 
Works for raising the buildings of the said John 
Hoos to the grade of the west approach to the 
Eighteenth street viaduct ; said money to be 
paid out of an appropriation made for such pur- 
pose in the annual appropriation bill of 1879. 

Aid. Cullerton presented an order directing the 
Commissioner of Public Works to report by what 
authority a railroad track is laid on Morgan 
street, between Twenty-second street and Lum- 
ber street, and moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby directed to report to 
this Council, at its next regular meeting, by what 
authority a railroad track has been laid on Mor- 
gan street, between Twenty-second street and 
Lumber street . 

Aid. Cullerton presented an order directing the 
Commissioner of Public Works to prepare a T .i 
ordinance for paving Canal port avenue, from 
Halsted street to Twenty-second street, and 
moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Department of Public 
Works be and it is hereby directed to prepare 
and submit to this Council, at its next regular 
meeting, an ordinance for the paving of Canal- 
port avenue, from Halsted street to Twenty- 
second street. 

Aid. Cullerton presented an order directing 
the Commissioner of Public Works to prepare 
ordinance for lamp posts on Sixteenth street, 
from Morgan street to Brown street, and moved 
its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby directed to prepare 
and submit, to thisCouneil, ;it its next regular 
meeting, an ordinance for lamp posts on Six- 
teenth street, from Morgan street to Brown 
street ; Provided, however, that said Commis- 
sioner shall first obtain a satisfactory guarantee 
from the People's Gas Light and Coke Co. that 
it will, without unnecessary delay, lay gas mains 
on said Sixteenth street. 

Aid. Cullerton presented an order for sidewalk 
on the east side of Paulina street, from the river 
to Blue Island avenue, and moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as nassed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and tie is hereby directed to report an 
ordinance to this Council, at its next regular 
meeting, for a sidewalk on the east side of Paul- 
ina street, from a point six bundled feet north 
of the Chicago River to Blue Island avenue. 

Aid. Altpeter presented a petition for water 
pipe on Twentieth street, from Wood street to 
Lincoln street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Fire and Water. 



Aid . Altpeter presented a petition for a fire 
hydrant, corner Hoyne and Ambrose streets, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Fire and Water. 

Aid. McNally presented a communication 
concerning the manner in which the day scav- 
enger work is done, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Health and 
County Relations. 

Aid. McNally presented an order for an ordi- 
nance for paving South Water street, from Mich- 
igan avenue to Central avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, S. D. 

Aid. :Riordan presented a resolution author- 
izing the Inspectors of the House of Correction 
to contract with outside towns, etc., for board of 
prisoners at the House of Correction, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

Aid. Riordan presented a petition for water 
on Thirteenth place, from Wood street to Lin- 
coln street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Fire and Water. 

Aid. Riordan presented a petition for sidewalk 
on south side of Thirteenth place, from Wood 
street to Lincoln street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, W. D. 

Aid. Cullerton presented tne petition of the 
West Division Railway Co., for vacation of an 
alley in block 3, O'NeU's addition, and an ordi- 
nance for such purpose, which was ordered 
Laid over and published. 
The following are the communication and or- 
dinance : 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chi- 
cago in Common Council Assembled: 
The undersigned respectfully represents that 
on December 27th, 1877, a petition was presented 
to your honorable body for the vacation of the 
east 150 feet of the twenty foot alley running 
east and west in block 3, 0'Neil's Add., in con- 
sideration of the widening of another alley in 
said block by the dedication of the west eight 
feet of lot 12 hi said block. 

This petition was signed by the owners or re- 
presentatives of all the property interested and 
is now on file in the office of the City Clerk, 
where it may be seen at any time. The matter 
was referred to the Law Department who made 
a favorable report. 

The Committee on Streets and Alleys, W. D., 
also examined the subject and recommended 
the passage of an ordinance in accordance with 
the prayer of the petition. This ordinance came 
up for action thereon at a meeting of your honor- 
able body held April 21, 1879, at an hour when 
there were present only twent -six Aldermen, 
not a sufficient number to pass such ordinance, 
the statute requiring twenty-seven affirmative 
votes, and it was consequently lost. 

The undersigned submits herewith an ordi- 
nance for the proposed vacation and widening 
and respectfully asks its passage. 
The Chicago West Division Railway Co. 
W H. Ovington, Sec. 

ORDINANCE 

for the vacation of the east 105 feet of alley in 

block 3, O'Neil's addition. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 

Chicago: 

Section 1. That the east one hundred and 
five feet of the alley in blo'-k 3, O'Neil's Addition 
to Chicago, as shown on the portion colored red 
of the plat hereto attached, be and the same is 
hereby vacated and closed ; Provided, however, 
that this ordinance shall not take effect until the 
west eight (8) feet of lot 12 in said block 3, as 



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w^ ?^ 11 ^ 011 ! ?, colored brown of the plat 
hereto attached, shall have been opened and de- 
^Kh^ -PuMieuse ana a plat of the same 
placed on public record. 

Sec. 2. Said west eight (8) feet of said lot 12 shall 
be opened and a plat of the same placed on pub- 
lic record within thirty days from the passage of 
this ordinance, otherwise it shall be of no effect. 

»i£ ld ^ Lawler Presented a resolution closing 

city .offices, etc., July 4th, and moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as passed : 

Resolved, That the offices of the city govern- 

nil p™il osed on ? nday ' July 4 ' 1879 « so that all 

ffift^i? J eS m J$ hav , e an opportunity to cele- 

Ereis y '' S t0 alS0 appIy t0 outside 

Aid. Lawler presented an order for the pay- 
ment of money to Peter Foote for services ren- 
dered, which was, 

.Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Lawler presented an order directing the 
Mayor to stop work on the City Hall, etc., which 

Referred to the Committee on Public Buildings 
w i£ Q LawIer moved that the rules be suspended 
for the purpose of taking action on the order. 
lows 6 motlon was lost Dy y eas and n ays as fol- 

reow— Cullerton. Altpeter, McNally, Riordan 
Lawler, Purcell. Peevey, McNurney S auber' 
Lorenz, Meyer, (15th Ward), Meier ,(i6tS Ward) 

nSSP 8 * Tuley ' £ ixon < Sanders. Ballard, Phelps 
Clark Grannis, Turner, McAuley, Smyth, Eisz- 
ner, Throop Swift, Rawleigh. Everett Knopf 
Thompson, Waldo, Wetterer, McCaffrey, Jonas 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Thompson of the 
Committee on Public Buildings to whom wit 
SaSS&J? conim ^ication from the BoSd Tof 
Education concerning the Elizabeth street school 
buildmg, submitted a report recommending the 
passage of an accompanying order liencung me 

z^aXoraeT* t0 C ° nCUr in tlle re P^ 
lows 6 - m ° tl0n prevailed °y yeas and nays as fol- 

tK - ^ 111 ^' Sanders, Phelps, Grannis -4 
The following is the order as passed : 
be reSt^ lia rn th? Su P e ™tendent of Buildings 
B^„«J? est ^ d t0 . &rve a permit to the Board of 
hnimwo 11 t0 rai ^ e the Eli zabeth street school 
of Board ^ VUm and specifications Li hands 



an^WH??,^ JP re ? en - te ^ an order directing Ray 

Sovedlspassag? 0rdera fr ° m th « Council and 
low? 6 ™ " 011 prevailed °y ye a s and nays as fol- 

lerTon IS "A I ?fe^ an g ers ', Turner ' McAuley, Cul- 
«i. n v! A |tpeter, Riordan, Lawler Purcell 
Smyth, Peevey, Eiszner, McNurnev Swff !' 
Rawleigh, Everett, Knopf,' Thompson strnZr' 
Lorenz Waldo, Meyer. (15th Ward \] ?'WeffiS •' 
Meier, (16th Ward) McCaffrey Jonas-2G ' 

tBS££**' Ballai ' d ' P ^U Skfarannis, 
The following is the order as passed 

renSint th y . ai ^ h ? 1,eDy , d "' ected to refrain from 
be 1 El £S rt ! on of »esplaines street, lying 
oetween West Madison street and West Monroe 



Council!^ 1 thGy receive further notice from this 

Aid. Smyth presented an order directing tho 
Commissioner of Public Works i to ^prepare an 
ordinance for sidewalk on north side of Quin?? 
wSwSs 0111 Clint ° n Street t0 "^alley^etc. 3 ; 
ley*s? W T D. t0 "^ Committee on stl 'eets and Al- 

. Aid. Smyth presented an order concerning 
improvement of South Water street, ffiffi 
igan avenue to Central avenue, which was 
leys ?X r D Commi «ee on Street! and Al- 

+1 ^- Mc ^ ume yP resente d an order directing 
the Commissioner of Public Works to prepare 
ordinance for sidewalk on south side of ]Silwau- 

The motion prevailed 

The following is the order as passed : 

Aid Eiszner presented an order directing the 
Commissioner of Public Works to report wheth- 
er there is enough money appropriated to con- 

SS^afSSS^' at SangaSon street and 

The motion prevailed. 

n5f. fol ]°^ in S ls tne order as passed : 

reSrSt d, tT,p at «f e t Board .- of Public Works do 
lepoit at the next meeting of this Council 

XetaSd ^ftSgrt h m «° ney appropriated^ 
rne Duilding of viaduct on Sangamon street with 
approaches on Kinzie street, and for raisin? to 
viaduct G " 8S fr ° nting ° n same Sctefi" 

thtBoS r nf° P pKS ted a communication from 
ine isoaid of Education concerning investment 

movTS!f 0nging . t0 the School SSS and 
moved the passage of an accompanying order 
r,J£ e ^ motlon Prevailed and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows • 
^ r r ^ as — Tuley, Dixon, Ballard Phelns rinvir 
Malloiy, Grannis, Turner Sluleyf Gulleilon 
Altpeter, Riordan, Lawler, Purcell? SmvthPe?- 
vey, fEiszner, McNurney, Throop Swfft Raw 
wfft Ev £ rett ' Kn oP^Thomp S on^tauS;LoreS 
S Ware? %'Jlf 1 W T ard) ' Wetterer S?; 
Nays-Noi^ cCaffrey ' Jonas-32. 
The following is the order as passed • 
Ordered, That authority be and is hei-Phv 

SBEift ffi 8 B ??i rd Gf Education of the City o? 
Chicago to invest the fsum of seventv-six thoii- 
sand eight hundred and ninety-nme and 99-100 

the 1 reanestnV^i °S iCag °- + bonds < ^ordffig'S 
Auditml. Committee on Finance and 

cotitmSn ?.? P resente d an order concerning 

ThK 1 ?" of sewers and moved its Passage. 
fonSws? ° n prevailed Dy y ea « a nd nays aa 

rifri? 8 MTiw y ;^ ixon '- Sa ^ ders - Bal,ard . Phelps, 
w«n a 3 } ! 01 T "Grannis, Turner, McAuley, CuT- 
leiton Altpeter. McNally, Riordan, Lawler 
ISm'% Smyt £' Peevey/'McNurSey, Throop' 
oei, lorenz, Waldo. Meyer (15th Ward) Wpt- 

^Son ( e 6th Waid) ' ^^•ey.Jonas^-ll 

Hi fol I°jyi n g is the order as passed : 
fl n^hi7 d 1 !; Th ?L t;t ^ eSewera g e Commissioner be 
fnv th e o ls « her ? by JP s tructed to advertise for bids 
SUtetM 011 - of sewers in the different 

RBh?' 1 ! 811 sucn streets as iia vc 

fpnt vliv Ct ! d H a f, n l ost "eedmg sewers the pre- 
thS ,S ; a P nd fc hat said Commissioner report 
the result of such bids to the Department of 



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Public Works, and if found satisfactory that the 
work be put under contract as early as possible. 

Aid. Throop presented the petition of Frank 
Grundels for compensation for damages to his 
building on election day, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Cullerton presented the petition of John 
Carroll for compensation for damages to his 
wagon, caused by a fire engine, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Lawler moved that when the Council ad- 
journs it be until Wednesday, July 2, at 7.30 
o'clock p. m. 

Aid. Everett moved as an amendment that it 
be Thursday, July 3, at 7.30 o'clock, p m. 

Aid. Lawier accepted the amendment and the 
motion as amended was agreed to by yeas and 
nays as follows : 

Yeas— Tuley, Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, Clark, 
Turner, McAuley, Cullerton, Altpeter, McNally, 
Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, Eisz- 
ner, McNurney, Throop, Rawleigh, Everett, 
Knopf, Btauber, Lorenz, Waldo, Meyer [15th 
Ward], Wetterer, Meier, [16th Ward;, McCaf- 
frey, Jonas— 29. 

Nays— Phelps, Mallery, Grannis,Swift,Thomp- 
son,--5. 

Aid. Smyth presented the remonstrance of 
John Duffy against passage of resolution to al- 
low rebate on assessment on Blue Island avenue, 
from Thirteenth street to Twenty -second street, 
which Was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, W. D. ■ ■-■;■!.; 

Aid. : Swift presented the petition of citizens 
for the removal of the express wagon stand from 
State street, between Randolph street and Lake 
street/which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, S, D„ - 

Aid. Throop presented a communication from 
the Finance Committee concerning the amount 
of money in the City Treasury and the banks in 
which the same is deposited, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary, 

Aid. Swift presented an order directing the 
Department of Public Works to prepare ordi- 
nance for sidewalk on west side of Elizabetli 
street, from Hubbard street to Kmzie street, 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, W. D. 

Aid. Swift presented an order: directing the 
Department of Public Works to prepare an ordi- 
nance for paving Noble street, from West Indi- 
ana street to Milwaukee avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, W. D. 

Aid. Swift presented an order directing the 
Department of Public Works to proceed with the 
improvement of Elizabeth street, in accordance 
with an ordinance heretofore passed, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, W.D. 

Aid. Swift presented an order directing the 
Commissioner of Public Works to prepare an or- 
dinance for paving South Water street, from 
Michigan avenue to Central avenue, and moved 
itspassage. 

The motion prevailed . 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Department of PublicWorks 
be directed to prepare an ordinance for paving 
South Water street, from Michigan avenue to 
Central avenue. 

Aid. Everett presented an order directing the 
Department of Public Works to prepare an or- 



dinance for sidewalk on south side of Washing- 
ton street, from No 862 to 890, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, W. D. 

Aid. Everett presented an order directing the 
Department of Public Works to prepare ah ord- 
inance for sidewalk on the south side of Con- 
gress street, from Western avenue to Rockwell 
street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, W. D. 

Aid. Everett presented an order directing the 
Department of Public Works to prepare an ord- 
inance for sidewalk on west side of Lineoln 
street, between Monroe and Adams streets, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, W. D. 

Aid. Rawleigh presented an ordinance author- 
izing the laying of pipes or tubes in the streets 
and alleys of the City of Chicago, for conveying 
compressed air for mechanical and other pur- 
poses, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Fire and Water. 

Aid. Rawleigh presented a remonstrance 
against the assessment for the improvement of 
Robey street, from Madison stieet to Harrison 
street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, W.D f 

Aid. Rawleigh presented the remonstrance of 
John E. Owsley, against permitting any person 
to pile lumber for manufacturing purposes oh 
Block 2, Owsley's Sub., which was 

Referred to the Committee on Fire and Water..' 

Aid. Everett presented a resolution concerning 
Silver Leaf Grove, which was 
Referred 10 the Committee on Police. 

Aid. Thompson presented a petition for gas on 
West Ohio street, from Armour street to Paulina 
street, which was 

Referred to the Committee, on Gas Lights. 

Aid. Thompson presented a petition for a 
sewer on Irving place, from Fuller street to Kin- 
zie street, which was 

Referred to tlie Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, W. D. 

Aid Knopf presented an ordinance giving con- 
sent to horse railway companies to pave between 
their tracks with cobble stones, which was 

Referred to the Joint Committee on Streets 
and Alleys of the three divisions. 

Aid. Stauber presented an order directing that 
a census of the city be taken, which was 
Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Stauber presented an order directing the 
Comptroller to report the amount of money on 
hand to the credh of the school fund, and moved 
its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Comptroller be, and the 
same is hereby directed to make a statement to 
this Council at its next regular meeting, ol all 
the monies on hand and collected for school 
houses and school sites, and for use of school 
fund. 

Aid. Stauber presented an order concerning 
the price of gas, and moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Mayor and Comptroller be, 
and the same are hereby instructed to invite the 
offers of the "Chicago Gas Light and Coke O p. 
and the "Peoples Gas Light and Coke Co., of 



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tliis city, for the price of gas to the City of Chi- 
cago, for the fiscal year 1879. 

Aid. Stauber presented a resolution directing 
the Superintendent of Police to procure lists of 
physicians, their residences, etc., and to ascer- 
tain names of those willing to attend persons in- 
jured etc,, during the night, which was 

CoS/SiaUonsf COmmittee ° n Health and 

Aid. Lorenz presented a petition for water 
!" a l n Tx 0n Wllmot avenue, between Kobey street 
and Hoyne avenue, which was 

deferred to the Committee on Fire and Water. 

Aid. Lorenz presented a petition for water 
mam on Girard street, from Clybourn place to 
Bloomingdale road, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Fire and Water. 

t ^ dl y^ m ° Presented the petition of Herman 
ihT" °h ' i0r com Pensation for personal injuries, 
\v men was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

„cf l?f IPS* Presented a resolution granting the 
which et for niark et Purposes, 

Referred to the Committee on Markets. 

Aid. Meier presented a resolution granting fur- 
ther time to the Committee on Elections on con- 
tests in Second and Fifth Wards, etc., and moved 
its adoption, 
lows ^ motion Prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 

Yeas— Tuley, Dixon. Sanders, Clark, Mallorv, 
Grannis. Turner, McAuley. Altpeter, Riordaii 
Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, Eiszner, Mc- 
Muney. ihroop, Swift, Kawleigh, Everett, 
Thompson, Stauber, Lorenz, Waldo, Meyer, (istti 
iv 9' Wetterer, Meier, (16th Ward), McCaffrey, 
j on as — 2d 

Hays— Phelps, Knopf —2. 

The following is the resolution as adopted • 

tiesolved. That the Committee on Elections be 
allowed one month further time to examine the 
contests in the Second and Fifth Wards, and 
the Protests concerning alderman of the Four- 
teenth Ward. 

Aid. Meier presented a resolution directing the 
Department of Public Works to comply with the 
euht hour law, etc., and moved its adoption, 
low • motlon Prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 

i F6 ^" Tule y. Di xon, Sanders, Turner, McAu- 
ley, Altpjter, McNally, Riordan, Lawler, Pur- 
,i e -k w eve i y « M r c ->urney, Stauber, Lorenz, Meyer 
(loth Ward;, Meier (16th Ward), MeCaffi-ey-17. 
JVaw«— Ballard, Phelps, Clark, Mallory, Gran- 
wA™ myt 5' El ! zn 3 T1] roop, Swift, Rawleigh, 
Everett, Knopf, Thompson, Waldo, Wetterer 
tionas--i6. 

The following resolution was adopted : 
MesoLved, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works is hereby directed to comply with a reso- 
lution passed by the Common Council of this 
City, September loth, 1866, which makes eight 
hours a legal days work for all the employes of 
said department * 

Aid. Jonas presented the petition of J. A. 
Kirk & Co. and others for straightening of dock 
lines on the north side of the river, east of Rush 
street, which was 

t> *l e ,! ei £ e(1 t0 tne Committee on Wharves and 
rubllc Grounds. 

a A w M /Cormick presented the petition of S. 
whichwas compensation for damages, 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



Aid. Jonas presented a preamble and resolu- 
tion concerning the condition of the north branch 
of Chicago river, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Health and 
County Relations. 

Aid. Jonas presented an order directing the 
Department of Public Works to postpone the 
paving of Sherman street, south of Harrison 
street until further ordered bv the Council and 
moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following order was adopted : 

Ordered, That the Department of PublicWoiks 
be directed to postpone the paving of Sherman 
street, south of Harrison street, until further 
ordered by this Council. 

Aid. McCormick presented the petition of the 
Baltimore and Ohio Kailroaa Co. for permission 
to erect telegraph poles, and an ordinance for 
that purpose, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, S. D. 

Aid. McCormick presented a petition for the 
extension of Oak street, east to State street, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, N. D. 

Aid. Mallory presented the petition of Theo- 
dore R. Jencks concerning the extension of Ver- 
non avenue, from Thirty-seventh street to Egan 
avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, S. D. 

The Clerk .presented the petition of H. L, Hill 
and others fori repair of sidewalk on Calumet 
avenue, between Twenty- third and Twentv- 
iourth streets, and on Twenty-third street be. 
tweeii Calumet avenue and Prairie avenue, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys' S. D. 

Tiie Clerk presented a communication from 
Chas. Cummings & Co., offering to place granite 
in the entrances and pilasters of the City Hall 
m he u of Bedford stone for the sum of $239,300, 
which was' 

Referred to the Committee on Public Build- 
ings. 

The Clerk presented a communication from 
Howley & Sheldon concerning the " Harger Im- 
provement of Furnaces," which was 

Referred to the Committee on Public Buildings. 

The Clerk presented a remonstrance against 
the ereciion of telegraph poles on North LaSalle 
street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, N. D. 

The Clerk presented the petition of Annie Ly- 
man for compensation for personal injuries, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

APPOINTMENTS . 

The Clerk presented a communication from 
His Honor the Mayor, appointing W. J. Ciingen, 
Clerk of the South Division Police Court, Jere- 
miah Flynn, Bailiff in the same Court, John 
Blom, Clerk of the West Division Police Court, 
and Win. Whalen, Bailiff of said Court, which 
was 

Referred to Committee on Police. 

ALSO. 

A communication appointing Logan D. Wal- 
lace, as Police Magistrate of the South Division 
Police Court, which was 

Referred to the Committee ou Police. 



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ADJOURNMENT. 



Aid. Mallory moved that the Council do now 
"burn, 
he motion prevailed, and the Council stood 



adjourn 
T 



adjourned until Thursday, July 3, at 7.30 o'clock 
p. m. 

P.J.HOWARD, 

City Clerk. 



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CITY COUNCIL 



ADJOURNED REGULAR MEETING. 



CTTTTjlZr 3, 1879- 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 

Present— Aid. Dixon, Ballard, Phelps, Clark, 
Turner, McAuley, Cullerton, Altpeter, McNally, 
Riordan, Lawler, Smyth, Peevey, Eiszner, Mc- 
Nurney, Throop, Swift, Rawleigh, Everett, 
Knopf, Thompson, Stauber, Lorenz, Waldo, 
Meyer, (15ih jWard) Wetterer, Meier, (16th 
Ward) McCaffrey, Barrett. 

Absent— Aid. Tuley, Sanders,Mallory, Grannis, 
Pureed, Jonas, McCormick, and His Honor the 
Mayor. 

Aid. McCaffrey in the chair. 

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES. 

FINANCE. < 

The Committee on Finance, to whom was re- 
ferred an order directing the Commissioner of 
Public Works to pay laborers engaged in laying 
water pipe two dollars per day, submitted a re- 
port recommending that it be placed on file. 

Aid. Lawler moved that the report be placed 
on file and the order passed 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas-- Dixon, Turner, McAuley. Altpeter, Mc- 
Nally, Kiordan, Lawler. Smyth, Peevey, Eisz- 
ner, McNurney, Swift, Knopf, Stauber, Lorenz, 
Me>er,[l5th Ward], Wetterer, Meier(16th Ward), 
McCaffrey, Barrett— 20. 

Nayz— Ballard, Phelps, Throop, Rawleigh, 
Everett— 5. 

The following is the order as passed : 

(jr-iJend, That the Mayor and the Commission- 
er of Public Works be and the same are hereby 
instructed to pay to the men engaged in laying 
the vater mains two dollars a day for their 
labor. 



During the calling of the roll on the passage of 
the above order, the following proceedings were 
had : 

Aid. Eiszner asked to be excused from voting. 

Aid. Dixon moved that he be excused. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Teas— Dixon, Turner, McAuley, McNurney, 
Swift, Rawleigh, Everett, Knopf, McCaffrey— 9. 

Nays— Ballard, Phelps, Clark, Cullerton, Alt- 
peter, McNally, Kiordan, Lawler, Smyth, Pee- 
vev, Throop, Stauber, Lorenz, Meyer (15th War), 
Wetterer, Meyer, [16th Ward, | Barrett— 17. 

The Committee on Finance to whom was re- 
ferred the petition of D. E.Hall for compensa- 
tion for loss of his horse, etc., submitted a report 
recommending that it be placed on file. 

Aid, Throoo moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO. 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
a resolution authorizing the Mayor to purchase 
a horse and wagon for use in official business, 
submitted a report recommending the passage of 
an accompanying order. 

Aid. Dixon moved that the report be placed on 
file. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas— Dixon, Clark, Turner, McAuley, Rior- 
dan, Smyth, McNurney, Swift, Rawleigh, Everett, 
Knopf, McCaffrey- -12. 

Nays— Ballard, Phelps, Cullerton, Altpeter, 
McNally, Lawler, Peevey, Eiszner, Throop, 
Stauber, Lorenz. Meyer [15th Ward], Wetterer, 
Meier [16th Ward], Barrett— 15. 

Aid. Dixon and Smyth requested that the 
report, be deferred for final action until the next 
regular meeting. 

So ordered. 



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ALSO, 

The same Committee to whom was referred 
an order directing the Comptroller to notify bv 
registered letter, all parties to whom rebate's on 
special assessments are due, submitted a report 
stating that m the opinion of the Committee, 
the passage of the order would "involve a verv 
onerous duty on the Comptroller and the expen- 
diture of more or less money without any cor- 
responding benefit to the city." 

Aid. Cullerton and Dixon '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 
petition of Geo. Emerson for compensation for 
personal injuries, submitted a report recom- 
mending that it be placed on file. 

Aid. Throop moved to concur in the report. 

Tne motion prevailed. 

ALSO 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an order directing the City Collector to procure 
the names of parties assessed for improvements 
wiiere rebates may occur, submitted a report 
recommending its passage. 

Aid. Rawleigh and Knopf requested that the 
leport be deterred for final action until the next 
regular meeting. 

So ordered. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
a communication from the Board of Education 
hnn^f,^ 01 ^^ t0 P^' ch ase a City of Chicago 
bond tor the School Fund, submitted a report 
recommending the passage of an accompanying 

Aid. Throop moved to concur in the report 
and adopt the resolution . y 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 

Bern Ived That the School Agent be and is 
hereby authorized to purchase fti.ooo Cilv of 

the Board of Education, April to, 1879. 

ALSO. 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
the petition of Catherine Webber "for compensa- 
5 £r her dower interest in certain property 
»i«M i Clt T' submi tted a report recommend- 
ing tnat it be placed on file. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the report be re- 
committed to the Committee for further investi- 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
Fl P P v^fn^l°nf U n ni f a sHe for an en &' me House in 
Street ^i y n?ir^ de . n , aVeU V e aud West Harrison 
SA a b " lltted a re P°. rt recommending the 
passage of an accompanying order 

vetirf K^if™?/^ ^ 011 requested that the 

nefff-eg^a^Seedng! 01 ' *"* HCti ° n "**■ the 
So ordered 

ALSO. 

The same Committee to whom was referred 
proposas.to furnish a site for an engme houle 

it 1 vio? V1C ! nlt - 5 :, 0± ', Aslllailcl ave ™e and lugustl 
street, submitted a report recommendii <? the 
passage of an accompanying order" 
Aids. Cullerton and Turner reauested that 

So ordered. 

ALSO, 

teKe'KL^ 1 " 1 ^ 6 ' t0 . ^ hom was recommit- 



a,^SLT e ? t0 concur in the reB01t 

lo'ws^ motion Prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 

M^A^f:; D ^ X< 1 ) ^ ? all ^; d ' Pnel P s » Clark » Turner, 
Si\\ ley ,*> Cullei ' to ^' Altpeter, Riordan, Lawler 
SS ' i? e< TO Els zner, McNurney, Throop 
SJL *vF\¥ gh \r Eve rett. Knopf, Stauber 
Lorenz, Waldo, Mever (15th Ward) Wetterer 
Meier (ictli Ward). McCaffrsy, Bane Tt-2? ' 

Nans— None. 

The following is the order as passed : 
Ordered, that the Mayor and Comptroller be 
and they are hereby authorized to pay to Thomas 
Ryan seventy-live dollars upon a proper receipt 
from said Ryan to the City for the saine. 

ALSO. 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
the petition of John DeCosta for compensation 
for damages to horse, submitted a report recom- 
mending that it be placed on file. 

Aid. Cullerton moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

RAILROADS. 

The Committee on Railroads, to whom was re- 
ferred an order for flagman on crossing of Au- 
gusta and Rucker streets, submitted a report 
recommending its passage. 

Aids. Cullerton and Smyth requested that the 
report be del erred for final action until the next 
regular meeting. 

So ordered. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an ordinance regulating the number of passen- 
gers to be carried on street cars, submitted a re- 
port recommending that it be placed on file. 

Aids. Cullerton and Smyth 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 removal of horse railway tracks 
from Eighteenth street, between State street and 
Wai >ash avenue, submitted a report recommend- 
ing tnat the prayer of the petition be granted. 

Aid. Cullerton and Smyth requested that the 
report be deferred for final action until the 
next regular meeting. 

So ordered. 

JUDICIARY. 

The Committee on Judiciary, to whom was re- 
ferred a petition for repeal of ordinance pro- 
hibiting minors from playing pool in saloons, 
submitted a report recommending that it be 
placed on file. 

Aid. Dixon moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
the petition of Mrs. J. W. Loomis for settlement 
of mortgage claim, submitted a report recom- 
mending the passage of an accompanying order. 

Aid. Cullerton 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 C7ii- 

caao, in City Council Assembled : 

Your Committee on Judiciary to whom was 
leferred the petition of Mrs. J. W. Loomis for a 
settlement of mortgage claim of city, having had 
the same under advisement, the chairman is di- 
rected to report that the Committee have invest- 
igated the matter and find that the facts set 
forth in this petition are true, and that some six 
years since the premises known as Nos. 83 and 
85 West. Jackson street, being a lot 53 by 80 feet. 
upon which then stood an old engine house, was 
sold to J. W. Loomis, the husband of the peti- 



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were paid cash au ^ tffib s 2L?? ,ara of which 
paid l> y niortSge tbe b 4tence secured to be 

^^S&F^ts^s^r 1 has paid 

pendedin additions aSS^ d ?- 1,ars - and ex- 

six hundred dollars Thlt & P^Wes thirty. 
P«>periy has not exceeded th V,?ti nc 1 me „ of tlle 
smce paid npou tl]e "SSSf™ e interest and taxes 
the City on the morfKfJK Tllere ls n °w du - 
*n«J dollars and imSgf for T °J fl ™-thou^ 
■The petitioner prSposI t de?d°t l . lt lW ° years ^ 
£• Oity for the su/n KJ^w^ffiB^ 

■iSSttSe^tSSSS h ff S ^ ready rec ^ved the 
the principal ^ and ^%fc dl S d dollars of 
hundred dollars of bettermpnt/n! thousand six 
to the property, youTco™ mi?£ hav ?- been ad ded 
position a framo^^JSn^tfiS^K^*^ 
accepted, and recommefid tho lat ltsnouId °e 
accompanying resoluK G Passage of ^e 

M. F. Ttjlet, 
Ordered, That Hip rhh, n . Chairman, 
cei vine a deed conveyS^Tr^?" 61 ' u , pon re " 
jses, No. 83 and 85 Weft )tX}^ t( \ said Prem- 
Citv of rihin««» *J!!L tM Jackson street to the 



City of Chi^gorfree^^T' -- 

brances except the mortal & of aI1 mcum 

sum of thG &ty ' ^v'fe'^^ 6 ! 11 ^ 1 ? aid P.fem 

money 



is. hereby repealed ' 874 ' be ' and the same 

dire B cted 2 "to T dismiss e 2S?d!2 to ?- OMn,id is be reby 
bigs in the sERBF Cou t 2SX? ff P^eed? 
cause of said ordinance Slng from or be ~ 

andStlriS h pL saS aBCeSlia11 be in force *™> 

T1 ALSO, 

proper ordinance 0lty Att °>™y to draft J 

•ae S£°|!Sff COnC '"- In «» report. 

rr,. ALSO. 

t 4feSS?S^^ -ferred a 
to transport letter carrierff . £ 1 W k Y c ° m Panies 
port recommending rtha i tS ^submitted a re- 

Ald. Lavvler movfcl th J t h® p aced on file - 
on hie and the iwlStt 1 n it adopt e d POrt be pIaced 
lo The mofaon was lost by ye^lnd nays as foi- 



as except the mortgage heM r.n\a£ racurn " ^^'-D^n R, L',h e ^ r ', (16tl1 Wardj-g. 
— otherwise appropSdf ~ — | i^SI^ 1 ^^ 

report bea^^a^jequested that the 
regular meeting final actlon un t-l the next 

So ordered. 

T} also, 

a SMffiar^ /eferred 

tional Party concerning w5h^i ttee , ? f the Na ~ 
P«utract,sibmmed^a^no^l 0f P UD hcwork by 
it be placed on file lepoltre «oniiuending that 

Th d e Sir p VSe d d!° C ° nCUr in the «** 

T . ALSO, 

^SSStfi was referred 
mg offer of J. m ©Sand in n P£? !, er concern- 
mortgage claim iiiffiff^ 10 settIe a wharfine 
the ^h^S^^J^^ mating thaf 
«ig that the ofteibenlS; a ^ d rec °mmend- 

r«^^ 

Sn nvHoi^.i 



: appropriated! 

ALSO. 

Tnem";!„? p'rernea. tOCOno1 "' ta *• W 

Th ALSO - 

-55aS£.°5SS» g i*» was referred 
and wide ir vVTt i'..?.,li 1 ,? llla " c e for opening 



lecomnmnding ,ts passage ' 5Ub,mtted a report 
report b^dfe^ d /^ b requested that the 
regular meeting lilldl acllon u "tll the next 

So ordered. » 

ii8hedaS! lei ' tOIlmoved tha * the report be pub- 
fon^vs: 10 " 011 prevailed oy yeas and nays as 

peSMc'^' Tumei 

Kurn ey 



~- j^v* auu uays as 
eNai;y T S^!i 1 M ^y.Cu|,er t „„, AIt . 



Purcell! 
Mc- 



Throoj 
Caff re y 

r ' rbe snowing is the rei 

for opening and widening WpSt^J ° f , 2«"»a!S 
{rompgden avenue iSSSwSS lwel "h street, 
had the same under art v£ avei,u e, having 

report that it apSSm tl Lit ni ent ' be » Iejl ve to 

had been used as a i nhi.o V,s V ot Said street 
M. F. Tuley 



So ordered. 



ALSO. 



^^^S&^SS"^ ^erred a 
eight hour lawrsuo^e^^i? enforce tbe 

mg that it be plkced mi file ep01t recoi «mend- 
o Ald. Cullerton moved that the report be placed 

low's! m ° ti0n Plevailed b ^ y^ and nays as fol- 

eSS^^it^&J^ Clai " k ' Turner, 
leigh, Everett »ViS^' ihl '°op, Swift, Kaw- 
terer;McCaffrev-n P ' lll0m P S011 < Waldo, Wet- 

Meyer/c^th^aVdfS^tV^^^^ 

ALSO. 

a ^tiS ,< f„? , , i; p mi 1 ; ef 1 f,'ct t i on Wh nr, WM ,e ' e '™« 



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ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an ordinance repealing ordinance ^oncei mwg 

driving cattle on public streets, returned 1 lie same 
without recommendation. th9tt1ip 

Aids Meier and Throop requested that the 
report be deferred for final action until the next 
regular meeting. 

yo ordered. 

Aid. Turner moved that the Council do now 

a The motion was lost by yeas and nays as fol- ' 

l0 Yea8-Phelps, Turner, Cullerton, Eiszner, 

Kl A ? a^Dixon, Ballard, Clark, McAuley, Altpe- 
tet McNal y? lliordan, Lawler, Smyth, Peevey 
McNurney Throop, Swift, Rawleigh, Everett, 
5SS; Stauber. Lorenz, Waldo Meyer, (15th 
Ward), Wetterer, Meier, (16th Ward), McCattrey, 
Barrett— 24. 

Aid. Lawler moved that the rules be suspended 
fofthe purpose of allowing him to present a reso- 

1U The' Chair, Aid. McCaffrey, ruled that the 
Council was 'working under a Jjpjwjnpf the 
rules, and that the motion was out of oidei. 
Aid. Lawler appealed from the decision of the 

° The question then being " shall .the < decision of 
tnt rhniv stand as the iudgmentof the Council? 
the ?eas and nays were taken, and the Chair was 

ton McNally, Biordan, Smyth, Peevey, Eiszner, 
McNurney, throop, Swift, Rawleigh, Everett 
Knopf Thompson, Stauber, Lorenz. Waldo, 
Me?er, (15th Ward,) Wetterer, Meier, (16th 
Ward), Barrett-24. 
jyajt/s-Altpeter, Lawler— 2. 

The Committee on Judiciary to whom was re - 
feW the petition of John Wentworth and oth- 
ers for the opening of Thirty-fifth street, across 
the right of way of the Chicago and Alton K, K 
submitted a report recommending the passage 
of an accompanying order. . vannv * 

Aid. Cullerton moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order. 

The motion prevailed. 

The fol"' owine is the o rder as passed . . 

0?d/rei?That the Counsel to the Corporation | 
hereby directed to prepare and send to this 
Council a proper ordinance for the extension of 
Thnty-fifth street, over; the right or way where 
the tracks used by the Chicago and Alton R. R. 
Co. cross the line of said street. 



FIBE AND WATEB. 

The Committee on Fire and Water, to whom 
was referred an order for water main on Gari- 
baldi street, from Thirtieth street to Thirty-first 
street, submitted a report recommending its pas- 

Sa lla. Thompson moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order. 
The motion prevailed. 
The following is the order as passed : 
Ordered. That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be, and he is, hereby directed to cause 
water mains to be laid on Garibaldi street, from 
Thirtieth street to Thirty-first street, the same to 
be done as soon as possible. 

ALSO. 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an order for water mains on Cornelia street, 
from Paulina street to Wood street, submitted a 
report recommending that the order be amended 
by inserting Samuel street instead of Wood 
street, and passed as so amended. ; „ Q1 , nvf 

Aid. Thompson moyed to concur in the lepoit 
and pass the order as recommended by the Com- 
mittee. ., , 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be, and he is, hereby directed to cause 
water mains to he laid on Cornelia street, iioin 
Paulina street to Samuel street. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an order for water main on North Wood street, 
from Clybourn place south one block submitted 
a report recommending that the order do not 

P Aid. Thompson moved to concur in the report. 
The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
a petition for an engine-house at corner Astern 
and Ogden avenues, sub mi ted a report lecom- 
mending that it be placed on file, there being no 
approprt vton for that purpose. . 

Al I. Thompson moved to concur m the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO. 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an ordinance amending section 8 of the building. 
finance, concerning the > height o t she* .sub- 
mitted a report recommending -that it do not .pass. 

Aid. Turner 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 
a resolution for the adoption of the Vieira Street 
Guide and a proposition from B.Giroux, offering 
theme of his device for the year 1879, five ,ot 
charge, submitted a report recommending that 
both propositions be accepted, and an accompa- 
nying resolution -passed . .. , riT , 
Aid. Smith moved to concur m the report and 
tiass the resolution. 
1 Tlie motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 

£Q rS-Dixon, Ballard, Phelps, Clark, Turner, 
McAuley. Cullerton, Altpeter, Eiordan, Lawlei, 
Smyth, Peevev, Eiszner, McNurney Throop, 
Swift, Everett/Knopf, Thompson, stauber , Lor- 
enz, Waldo. Meyer, (15th Ward) Wet teiei, 
Meier, (16th Ward). McCaffrey, Barrett— 27, 
Nays— Rawleigb,— l. . , 

The following is the resolution as passed 
Besolved, That the Department of PublicWorks 
is hereby directed to enter into a contract with 
William Tracy & Co. to place upon two hundred 
and fifty street lamps the device known as the 
» Improved Vieira Street Guide,- for the sum of 
two hundred and fifty dollars, 



SCHOOLS. 

■ The Committee on Schools to whom was re- 
ferred an order directing the Board of Mucat on 
not to purchase a school site corner of W est Ohio 
street and Western avenue, submitted a report 
recommending that the order be passed. 
Aid Stauber moved that the report be placed 

on file ., . 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee to whom were referred 
a communication from the Board of Education, 
asking authority to purchase lots for a school 
Site on the corner of Oak and Bremer streets, 
and £ remonstrance against locating a school in 
that vicinity, submitted a report recommending 
the passage of an accompanying order. 

Am Stauber moved to concur in the report and 

P The motioii'prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 

10 reas-LHxon. Ballard, Phelps, Clark, Turner, 
McAuley 'ullerton. Altpeter McNally, 1 lordan, 
Smvth Peevev, Eiszner, M-Nurney 1 Droop,, 
Swift Rawleigb, Everett, Knopf, Thompson, 



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Stauber, Lorenz, Waldo, Meyer, (15th Ward), 
Wetterer, Meier, (16th Ward), McCaffrey, Bar- 
rett— 28. * 

Nays— None. 

The following is the order as passed ; 

Ordered, That the Mayor and Comptroller be, 
and the same are hereby directed to purchase 
lots 20 to 26, both inclusive, in block 13 of Eogers' 
Subdivison, located at the north east comer of 
Oak and Bremer streets, without improvements, 
100 feet on Oak street by 168K feet on Bremer 
street, for the sum of eleven thousand five hun- 
dred ($11,500) dollars, to be paid out of the appro- 
priation of 1878, for the use of the School Fund, 
provided the title of said property is found to be 
uood 



ADJOURNMENT 

Aid. Throop moved that the Council do now 
adjourn . 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas— Ballard, Phelps, Turner, McAuley, Pee- 
vey, Eiszner, Throop, Swift, Everett, Knopf. 
Thompson, Waldo, McCaffrey, Barrett— 14. 

Nays— Dixon, Clark, Altpeter, McNally, Kior- 
dan, Lawler, Smvth, McNuiney, Rawleigh, Stau- 
ber, Meyer (15th Ward), Wetterer, Meier (16th 
Ward,)-13. 

And the Council stood adjourned. 

P. J. HOWAPtD. 

Cite Clerh 



. 



July :,) 



77 



[1379. 



CITY COUNCIL 



REGULAR MEETING. 



CTUILY 7, 1879 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 

Present— Aid. Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, Phelps, 
Clark, Mallory.Urannis, Turner, McAuley, Cul- 
lerton. Altpeter, McNally, Riordan, Lawler. 
Pureed, Smyth, Peevey, Eiszner, McNurnev, 
Tliroop, Swift, Kawleigh, Everett, Knopf, Thomp- 
son, stauber, Lorenz, Waldo, Meyer,(l5th Ward) 
Wetterer, Meier, (16th Ward), McCaffrey. Barrett, 
Jonas, MeCormick, and His Honor the Mayor. 

Absent- Aid. Tuley. 

His Honor the Mayor in the Chair. 



Aid. McCaffrey moved that the minutes of the 
regular meeting held June 30, and the adjourned 
meeting held July 3, be approved without being 
read . * 

The motion prevailed. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Phelps presented 
an order for sidewalk on south side of Twenty- 
fourth street, from alley west of Prairie avenue 
to Indiana avenue, and moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Department oi Public Works 
be, and is, hereby requested to prepare an ordin- 
ance to lay a sidewalk on the south side of 
lwenty -fourth street, from alley west of Prairie 
avenue to Indiana avenue. 

REPORTS OF CITY OFPICEltS. 

His Honor the Mayor submitted his report of 
pardons from the House of Collection during the 
week ending July 5, 1870, which was 

Placed on file. 

The Corporation Counsel submitted a report 
in answer to a resolution concerning the validity 
of Sec. 4, Chap. 18, Rev. Old 1873, stating that 



an agreed case as to the validity of said section 
is now pending in the Courts. 

Aid. Meier moved that the report be referred 
to trie Committee on Railroads. 

Ihe motion prevailed. 

The Superintendent of Buildings presented his 
report tor the month of June, 1879, which was 
Placed on hie. 

The City Comptroller submitted a communica- 
tion covering order making rebates on certain 
saloon licenses, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Licenses. 

The Commissioner of Public Works submit! i d 
a communication covering an opinion of ti e 
Corporation Counsel on the order delaying ■ tl e 
improvement of Sherman street, which ivas 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, S. D. 

The Clerk presented the report of the Commis- 
sioners to make estimate for water service nines 
ou La Salie street, from Monroe street to Adams 
street. 

Aid. Dixon moved that the report be approv- 
ed and the order thereto attached passed. 

Ihe notion prevailed. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Ballard presented 
a communication concerning the site proposed 
to be purchased for an engine house in the 
vicinity of Ashland ave.aie and Division street 
winch was ' 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

His Honor the Mayor presented a communica 
tion appointing D. L. Shorey, Berthold J.oewen- 
thal. and A. B. Mason as Directors of the Chi- 
cago Public Library, which was 

Refer: ed to the Committee on Schools. 



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ALSO. 

A communication appointing John 0. Kich- 
berg, William Cumin, M. A.Deianey, I. N. Stiles 
and Paul O- Steusland as members of the Board 
of Education, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Schools. 

Aid. McCaffrey moved that the Committee on 
Schools be requested to report on the appoint- 
ments referred to them at the next regular meet- 
ing, and that the matter be made the special 
order for 8 SO o'clock p m. 

The motion prevailed by unanimous consent. 

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES. 
STREETS AND ALLEYS. S . D . 

The Committee on Streets and Allevs, S. D. to 
whom was referred a report and ordinance for 
sidewalk on both sides of Prairie avenue, fr m 
Douglas avenue to Egan avenue, submitted a re- 
port recommending its passage. 

Aid. Mallory moved to concur in the report 
and pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed uy yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Feas--Tiwn, Sanders. Phelps. Clark, Mallory, 
Grannis. Turner, McAulev, Cullerton, Altpeter, 
McNally, Riordan, Lawler, Parcel], Smyth, Pee- 
vey, Eiszner, McNurney, Throop, Swift, Raw- 
leii>'h, Everett, Knopf. Thompson, Lorenz, Meyer. 
(15th Ward) Wetterer, Meier. (16th Ward), Mc- 
Caffrey, Barrett— 30. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred an 
ordinance for sidewalk on both sides of Thirty- 
third street, from South Park avenue to Lake 
Park avenue, submitted a report recommending 
its passage. 

Aid. Mallory movod to concur in the report and 
pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Feas--Dixon, Sanders, Phelps, Clark, Mallory, 
Grannis, Turner. McAuley, Cullerton, Altpeter, 
McNally, Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Pee- 
vey, Eiszner, McNurney, Throop, Swift, Raw- 
high, Everett, Knopf, Thompson, Lorenz, Meyer, 
(15th Ward,) Wetterer, Meier, (16tli Ward), Mc- 
Caffrey, Barrett— 30. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
a report and ordinance for sidewalk on the north 
side of Thi ty-fourth street, from State street to 
Indiana 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— Dixon, Sanders, Phelps, Clark, Mallory, 
Grannis, Turner, McAulev, Cullerton, Altpeter, 
McNally, Rior.;an, Lawler. Purcell, Smyth, Pee- 
vey, Eiszner, McNurney, Throop, Swift, liaw- 
leigh, Evetett, Knopf, Thompson, Lorenz, Meyer, 
(15th Ward,) Wetterer, Meier, (16th Ward), Mc- 
Caffrey. Barrett— 30. 
Nays- -None. 

ALSO. 

The same Committee, to whom was referred an 
ordinance for sidewalk on both sides of Fake 
street, from Archer avenue to Lyman street, 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 : 

Yeas— Dixon, Sanders, Phelps, Clark, Mallory, 
Grannis, Turner, McAuley, Cullerton, Altpeter, 
McNally, Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Pee- 
vey, Eiszner, McNurney, Throop, Swift, Raw- 
leigh, Everett, Knopf, Thompson, Lorenz, Meyer, 
(15th Ward), Wetterer, Meier, (16th Ward), Mc- 
Caffrey, Barrett— 30. 

Nay's— None. 



The same Committee, to whom was referred 
a report and ordinance for sidewalk on the we-t 
side of Emerald avenue, from Archer avenue to 
Twenty-sixth street, submitted a report recom- 
mending its passage. 

Aid. Turner moved to concur in the report 
and pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yea*— Dixon, Sanders, Phelps, (dark, Mallory, 
Grannis, Turner, McAuley, Cullerton, Altpeter, 
McNally. Riordan. Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Pee- 
vey, Eiszner, McNurney, Throop, Swift, Kaw- 
leigh, Eve ett, Knopf, Thompson. Lorenz, Meyer, 
(15th Ward), Wetterer, Meier, (lath Ward), Mc- 
Caffrey, Barrett -30. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
a report and ordinance for sidewalk on the east 
side of Keeley street, from Archer avenue to Ly- 
man street, submitted a report recommending 
its passage. 

Add McAuley moved to concur in the report 
and pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Teas— Dixon, Sanders, Phelps, Clark, Mallory, 
Grannis, Turner, McAuley, Cullerton, Altpeter, 
McNally, Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Pee- 
vev. Eiszner, McNurney, Throop, Swift, Raw- 
leigh, Everett, Knopf, Thompson. Lorenz, Meyer 
(15th Ward), Wetterer, Meier, (10th Ward), Mc- 
Caffrey, Barrett— 30. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

The same Committe,to wvom was referred 
a report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of Arch street, from Archer avenue to Ly- 
man street, submitted a report recommending 
its passage. 

Aid. Turner moved to concur in the report and 
pass the ordinnace. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows ; 

Yeas— Dixon, Sanders. Phelps, Clark, Mallory, 
Grannis, Turner, McAulev, Cullerton, Altpeter, 
McNally, Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Pee- 
vey, Eiszner, McNurney, Throop, Swift, Raw- 
leigh, Everett, Knopf, Thompson, Lorenz, Meyer 
[15th Ward], Wetter«r, Meier, (16th Ward), Mc- 
Caffrey, Barrett--30. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
a report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of Lyman street, from Keeley street to 
Lake street, submitted a report recommending 
its passage. 

Aid. Turner moved to concur in the report and 
pass the ordinance, 

The mo i ion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Feas--Dixon, Sanders, Phelps, Clark, Mallory, 
Grannis, Turner, McAuley, Cullerton, Altpeter, 
McNally, Riordan, Lawler. Purcell, Smyth, Pee- 
vey, Eiszner, McNurney, Throop. Swift, Raw- 
leigh, Everett, Knopf. Thompson, Lorenz, Meyer 
(15th Ward), Wetterer, Meier, (16th Ward), Mc- 
Caffrey, Barrett— 30. 

Nay's— None. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
a report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of Thirty-sixth street, from Archer avenue 
to Western avenue, submitted a report recom- 
mending its passage. 

Aid. McAuley moved to concur m the report 
and pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Feas-Dixon, Sanders, Phelps, Clark, Mallory, 



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1879. 



Grannis, Turner, McAuley, Cullerton, Altpeter, 
McNally, Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, Smyth. Pee- 
vey, Eiszner, McNurney, Throop. Swift, Raw- 
leigh, Everett. Knopf, Thompson, Lorenz, Mever 
[loth Ward], Wetterer, Meier, [luta Ward], Mc- 
Caffrey, Barrett— 30 
Nays— None. 

ALSO. 

The same Committee, to whom was referred a 
report and ordinance tor sidewalk on both sides 
of Congress street, from Fifth avenue so Frank- 
lin street, submitted a report recommending its 
passage. 

Aid. Ballard moved to concur in the report 
and pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas— Dixon, Sanders, Phelps, Clark, Mallory, 
Gran ms, Turner, McAnley, Cullerton, Altpeter, 
McNally, Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Pee- 
vey, Eiszner, McNurney.Throop, Swift, Rawleigh, 
Everett, Knopf, Thompson, Lorenz, Meyer, |l5th 
Ward] Wetterer, Meier, [loth Ward,] McCaffrey, 
Barrett-30. 

Nays — .None. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
a report and ordinance for straightening Douglas 
avenue, from Forrest avenue to Indiana avenue, 
submitted a teport recommending its passage. 

Aid. Mallory moved to concur in the report 
and passthe ordinance. 

The mo tion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Teas— Dixon, Sanders, Phelps. Clark, Mallory, 
Grannis, Turn-r, McAuley, Cullerton, Altpeter, 
McNally, Uiotdaa, Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Pee- 
vey, Eiszner, MeNurney, Throop. Swift, Raw- 
leigh, Everett, Knopf, Thompson, Lorenz, Meyer, 
(15th Ward) v\ etterer, Meier, (16th Ward; Mc- 
Caffrey, Barrett— 30. 

Nays— .None. 

ALSO. 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
a report and ordinance for opening Vernon ave- 
nue, from north line of H. Craves' subdivision 
inN.E. M Sec. 31, T. 39, R. 14, to Thirty-first 
street, submitted a report recommending its pas- 
sage. ^ 

Aid. Mallory moved to concur in the report 
and pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 

Yeas— Dixon, Sanders. Phelps, Clark, Mallory. 
Grannis, Turner, McAuley. Cullerton, Altpeter, 
McNally, Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, Smyth Pee- 
vey Eiszner, McNurney. Throop, Swift. Raw- 
^&? v£ ve !', e H; K »opf, Thompson, Lorenz, Mever, 
(15th Ward) Wetterer, Meier, (10th Ward) McCaf- 
irey, Barrett -30. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO. 

The same Committee, to whom was referred a 
report and ordinance for curbing and paving La 
»alle street, in trout of sundry lots, from Monroe 
street to Adams street, submitted a report rec- 
ommending its passage. 

Aid Dixon moved to concur in the report ana 
pass the ordinance, 
lo'ly- motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 

Yeas— Dixon, Sanders. Phelps, Clark, Mallory 
Grannis, Turner, McAuley, Cullerton, Altpeter 
McNally, Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Pee- 
vey Eiszner, McNurney. Throop, Swift, Raw- 
J?S8 1, w Ve 5? tt : Kli °\ } l. Thompson, Lorenz, Meyer, 
(5th Ward) Wetterer, Meier, (icth Ward) Mc- 
Caffrey, Barrett— 30. 

Nay*— None. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an order authorizing the paving of Washington 
street, from La Salle street to Fifth avenue, bv 
private contract, submitted a report recom- 



mending the passage of an accompanying order. 

Aid. Dixon moved to concur in the report and 
pass the order. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

„ 1 ^ a6 "~ Dixon ' Sanders. Ballard, Phelps, Clark, 
Mallory, Grannis, Turner, McAuley, Cullerton 
Altpeter, Riordan, Lawler, Smyth, Peevey, Eisz- 
ner, McNurney, Throop, Swift, Rawleigh, Ever- 
ett, Knopf, Thompson, Stauber, Lore.. z, Waldo. 
Meyer, [15th Ward] Wetterer, Meier, [16th Ward] 
McCaffrey, Barrets , Jonas— 32. 

Nays— None. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Whereas. The owners and representatives 
of property on Washington street, between La 
Salle street and Fifth avenue, have entered into 
and agreed with W. H. Stow to fill, to grade, and 
pave said block with pine blocks 2x6 inches long 
dipped lii hot composition and placed solidly to- 
gether on one inch board flooring according to 
certain specifications contained in said contract : 
therelore be it, and it is. hereby 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works issue a permit to the said W. H. Stow to 
do said work contractod for. as aforesaid, in ac- 
cordance with said contract and specifications : 
and it is further 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works prepare and report to this Council, a 
prouer ordinance for the making of said im- 
provement in front of each lot between said 
termini, as are not included in said contract. 

Provided, Further, the contractor relies for 
payment lor said Improvement upon the collec- 
tion of toe special assessment to be levied upon 
lots not represented in said contract. 

ALSO. 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an order for sidewalk on South Park avenue 
from Twenty-second street to Twenty-sixth 
street, submitted a repoi t recommending its pas- 
sage. * 

Aid. Grannis moved to concur in the report and 
pass the order. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered. That the Department of PublicWo ks 
is hereby directed to prepare and send to this 
Council an ordinam e for sidewalk on both sides 
of South Park avenue, from Twenty-second 
street to lwenty-sixth street. 

ALSO. 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
a petition for the repeal of the ordinance for 
paving Shenn.m street, submitted a report recom- 
mending that the improvement be stopped at 
Harrison street. 

Aid. Ballard moved that the report be recom- 
mitted. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee to whom were referred an 
order for, and a remonstrance against, the paving 
of lwenty-sixth street, from State street to Hal- 
sted street, submitted a report recommending 
that they be placed on file. 

Aid. Turner moved to concur in the report 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an order authorizing J. B. Smith & Co. to pave 
Lake street, from Filth avenue to Market street 
by private contract, submitted a report recom- 
mending that it lie referred to the Commissioner 
of Public Works with power to act. 

Aid. Dixon moved to concur in the report. 

Tiie m ;tion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

r. as— Dixon, Sanders. Ballard, Phelps, Clark 
Mallory, Grannis. Turner, McAuley, Cullerton' 
Altpeter, McNally, Riordan, Lawler, Purcell' 
Smyth, Peevey, Eiszner. McNurney, Throop' 
Swiff, Rawleigh. Everett, Knopf, Thompson, Lor- 



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enz Meyer, [15th Ward], Wetterer, Meier, [16th 
Ward] McCaffrey, Barrett— 30. 
Nays— None 

ALSO. 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an order authorizing Watson & Hair to pave 
Lake street, from Market street to Fifth avenue, 
bv private contract, submitted a report recom- 
mending that it be referred to the Department 
oi Public Works, and that the city's portion be 
let to the lowest bidder. 

Aid. Dixon moved to concur In the repoit. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO. 

The same Committee, to whom was referivd an 
order authorizing the paving ot Folk street, from 
Suite street to the river, by private ..conteaet, 
submitted a repoit recommending thai it be re- 
ferred to the Department of Public Works to see 
if all the requirements of the ordinance have 
been complied with. ■4.i, Q '-i\ 

Aid. Ballard called up the report from the De- 
partment of Public Works, laid over temporally 
June 23, 1879, giving the information asked by 

^lld^Bahard'moved that the report of the De- 
partment of Public Works, and of the Committee 
on Streets and Alleys, be placed on hie, and that 
the order referred to the Committee be passed. 
The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as tol- 

l0 f ms-Dixon, Ballard, Phelps,. Clark, Mallory, 
Grannis, Turner, McAuley. Cullerton, Altpetei, 
Riordan Pureed Smyth, Peevey, Elszner, Me- 
Nm-ney, Thioop, Swift' Kawleigh, Everett, 
Knopf, Thompson, Stauber, Loienz, W aldo 
Meyer, [loth Ward], Wetterer, Meier, (loth 

W Jva^Saiuiers, Ltiwler, Barrett, Jonas-4. 
The following is the oi der as passed : 
Whereas, The owners and representatives ot 
three-fourths of the property on Polk street be- 
tween State street and the Chicago river, have 
entered into a contract with W. H.Watson to 
raise curb walls, and All to grade, and pavesaM 
Polk street in front of their said property in 
accordance with certain specifications m said 
contract mentioned : thereio.e be it, and it is, 

%fdlred, That the Mayor issue a permit to the 
said W. H. Watson to do said work contiacted 
for as atoresaid, in accordance with said con- 
tact and specifications, and tne Mayor is hereby 
authorized to let the city's. portion o . sa id . m - 
provement between said points to the sad Wat- 
son at same price as paid by property owneis ; it 

iS Ordered, That the Department of PublicWorks 
m-enare and report to tne Council a proper ordi- 
nanctfo? the making of »W improvement m 
front of such lots between said termini as aie 
not included in said contract. 

Provided That the cost and expenses of the 
same shall be paid for bv special assessment ; and 
t e Mavor is authorized to let. the last mentioned 
work toUie said W. H Watson *t the .same rates 
as the work contracted tor as afoiesau , to be 
paid for when the assessment levied Jut 

purpose shall Have been collected ; it istmt-.ei 

Ordered, That said Watson be allowed to lay 
ah intersections between said termini on .one 
inch nine boards, as the balance ot tnestieetis 
iSmon two inch Plank, audit would be impossi- 
ble to lay plank on intersections. 

ALSO. 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an order for sidewalk on certain streets m the 
Fourth Ward, submits d a repoit recommending 

11 Ald S Mallory moved to concur in the report 

and pass the ordinance. 
The motion prevailed. 
The following is the order as passed : 
Odered That, the Department of Public Works 

is hereby directed to prepare and send to this 



Council an ordinance for sidewalk on both sides 
of Thirty-fifth street, from the Lake to Clark 
street, and both sides of Thirtieth street, from 
Prairie avenue to Clark street, both sides ot 
Thirty-fourth street, from Vernon avenue to 
Rhodes avenue, and both sides of Ellis avenue, 
from Thirty-fifth street to Thirty-seventh street, 
and both sides of Wabash avenue, from .Thirty - 
fifth street to Thirty-seventh street, and on 
Liiigley avenue from Thirty-seventh to lhirty- 
ninth street. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an order directing the Department ot Public 
Works to prepare ordinances for sidewalks on 
Harrison street and Fifth avenue, submitted a 
report recommending its passage. 

Aid. Dixon moved to concur in the report and 
pass the order . 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed ; 

Ordered, That the Department ot PublicWorks 
be, and are, hereby directed 10 prepare an ordi- 
nance for sidew.dk on both sides of Fifth i ave- 
nue from Madison street to Harrison street, and 
on the north side of Harrison street, from I< rank- 
lin s-ireet to State street, and report the same to 
this Council as early as possible. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred an 
ordinance establishing grade on Sherman street, 
from Harrison street to Polk street, ubmitted a 
report recommending its passage. 

Aid. Dixon moved to concur in the repoit and 
pass the ordinance. , 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 

l0 recw-- Dixon. Sanders. Ballard, Phelps Clark, 
Mallory, Grannis, Turner, McAuley, cuherton, 
Altpetei', Kiordan, Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Pee- 
ve v, Eiszner, McMuney, Throop, bwitt, Kaw- 
leigh, Everett, Knopf, Thompson, Stauber Lo- 
re nz, Waldo, Meyer (15th Ward), Wetterer, 
Meier, (16th Ward) Barrett, Jonas, McCormick 
-33. 
Nays — None. • , 

The following is the ordinance as passed : 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 

Chicago. 

Section l. That the grade of Sherman street 
at the intersection of Harrison street be and the 
same is hereby established at 13 26-100 feet and 
a t he in tersection of Polk street at 13 26-100 Teet, 

Sec 2. That all ordinances or parts ot ordin- 
ances conflicting with this ordinance, be and the 

Sa s K c a 3 e ^^oSalme shall be in force from 
and after its passage. 

ALSO. 

The same Committee, to whom was referred an 
order for sidewalk on both sides ot Hints -thud 
street f ion South Park avenue to Cottage Grove 
fvenue, submttted a report recommending its 

P Aldf Mallory moved to concur in the report and 
pass the order. 
The motion prevailed. 



The following Is the order as passed : 
-ed, That the Board ot Public V 



(hrie'red Thai the Board of ruonc Works be, 
and thereby directed to prepare an ordinance 
tor sidewalk on both sides of Thirty-ihird street, 
from South Park avenue to Cottage Grove ave- 
nue. 

ALSO. 

The same Committee to whom was referred an 
nvder co ceiiiing the condition of Egan avenue, 
etc , submitted | report recommending its pass- 
ed. Turner moved to concur in the report and 
pass the order. 

The motion prevailed. 

t IS folmwine is the order as passed : 

Ordered That the Superintendent ot Streets 



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and Bridges report to this Council at its nex t 
regular meeting, the condition of that part of 
Egan avenue or Thirty-ninth street, lying within 
the corporate limits of the City of Chicago, and 
between Halsted and Ullman streets ; and also, 
by what authority, if any, the Union Stock Yards 
and Transit Company, or, any other company, 
corporation or person, has excavated said Egan 
avenue or said Ullman stivet at. their intersec- 
tion, or elsewhere in Egan avenue within said 
city limits. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an order directing the Commissioner of Public 
Works to have the ditches in the Fifth Ward 
cleaned, submitted a report recommending its 
passage. 

Aid. Rawleigh moved to amend the order by 
striking out the words " that part of the City 
known as the Fifth Ward," and inserting in lieu 
thereof the words '* all the wards in the city." 

The motion prevailed 

Aid. Kawleigh moved to concur in the report 
ail' I pass the order as amended. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissionner of Public 
Works be, and is hereby directed to see that the 
ditches of all the ward's in the city are at once 
cleaned, and put in as thorough a condition as 
possible, in view of the approaching hot weather, 
and the large mortality rate of the* wards 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an order directing the, Department of Public 
Works to prepare an ordinance for sidewalk on 
Thirty-first >tiver. ironi SfMfe street to S'e wart 
avenue, submitted a report recommending its 
passage. 

Aid. Turner moved to concur in the report and 
puss the order. 

Tue motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be, and is hereby directed to prepare and 
send to this Council at its next regular meeting, 
an ordinance for sidewalks on both sides of 
riiirty-flrst street, from State street to Stewart 
avenue. 

ALSO. 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an order directing the Commissioner of Public 
Works to advertise for proposals and let the con- 
tract for paving Adams street, from State street 
to the river, submitted a report recommending 
its passage. 

Aid. Dixon moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order. 

The motion prevailed hy yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas- -Dixon, Sanders. Phelps, Clark, MallOry, 
Grannis, Turner, McAuley, Cullerton, Altpete'r, 
McNally, Kiordan. Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Pee- 
vey. Eiszner. McNurney, Thioop, Swift. Raw- 
leigh, Everett, Knopf, Thompson. Lorenz, Meyer, 
(15th Ward) Wetterer, Meier, (16th Ward)McCaf- 
frev, Barrett— 30. 

Nays— None. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Whereas, An assessment has bsenmade and 
fully confirmed for raising walls, filling and 
paving Adams street, from State stre t to the 
South Branch of the Chicago river, and a con- 
siderable portion of said assessment has been 
paid into the treasury on account of said im- 
provement ; and, 

Whereas, The street is in a dangerous con- 
dition, both as to the roadway and sidewalks, 
and should be improved at an early day ; there- 
to e 
Ordered, That the Commissioner of PublicWorks 
be, and is. hereby directed to advertise for pro- 
posals for the improvement of said street, 
and io let the contract for the same to the low- 
est responsible bidder, provided said bids are 



satisfactory to the Commissioner, Mayor and 
Comptroller. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an order directing the P. Ft. W. & C.B.K. to 
plank Stewart avenue, from Grove street to 
Egan avenue, submitted a report recommending 
its passage. 

Aid. Turner moved to concur in the report and 
pass the order. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following- is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be, and he is, hereby directed to at once 
notify the Pittsburgh, Fort Wayne and Chicago 
Railroad Company to plank Stewart avenue, 
from Grove street to Egan avenue, the same to 
conform with the conditions of franchise granted 
them. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an order directing the Department of Public 
Works to prepare an ordinance for macadamiz- 
ing Fifth avenue, from Harrison street to Taylor 
street, submitted a report recommending its pas- 
sage " without recommending any particular 
pavement." 

Aid. Stauber moved that the report he laid on 
the table. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas— Sanders, Altpeter, McNally, Riordan, 
Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, Eiszner, Mc- 
Nurney, Swift, Rawleigh, Everett, Thompson, 
Stauber, Lorenz, Meyer, (15th Ward) Meier, (16th 
Ward) McCormick— 19. 

Nays— Dixon, Ballard, Phelps, Clark, Mallory, 
Grannis, Turner, McAuley. Cullerton, Throop, 
Knopf, Waldo, Wetterer— 13. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an order directing the Commissioner of Public 
Works to prepare ordinances for sidewalks on 
the west siue of Wentw rth avenue and on Wal- 
lace street, submitted a report recommending 
its passage. 

Aid. Turner moved to concur in the repoit and 
pass the order. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered. That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be, and is, hereby directed to prepare 
and s«nd to this Council at its next regular meet- 
ing ordinances for sidewalk on west side of 
Wentworth avenue, from Archer avmue to 
Twenty-second street and east side Wallace 
street, from Archer avenue to McGregor street. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an order directing the Department of Public 
Works to prepare an ordinance for sidewalk on 
Michigan avenue, from Thirty-seventh street to 
Thirty-ninth street, submitted a report recom- 
mending its passage. 

Ald.Mallnry moved to concur in thereport and 
pass the ordinance, 

The motion prevailed 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Board of Public Works be 
and are, and are hereby directed to prepare and 
send to this Oouncil an ordinance for sidewalk on 
east side of Michigan avenue, from Thirty- 
seventh street to Thirty-ninth street. 

ALSO. 

The same Committee to whom was referred 
an order directing the Department of Public 
Works to prepare an ordinance for the improve- 
ment of Prairie avenue, from Thirty-first street 
to Thirty-third street, submitted a report recom- 
mending its passage. * 

Aid. Mallory moved to concur in the report and 
pass the order 

The motion prevailed. 



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The following is the order as passed :, 
Ordered, That the Board of Public Works he 
ami are hereby directed to prepare aud send to 
this Council an ordinance for curbing, grading 
and paving with cinders aud broken stone, i lai- 
rie avenue, from Thirty-first street to Ihirty- 
tliird street. 

ALSO. 

The same Committee to whom was referred a 
petition of citizens for relief from the assessment 
for opening Arnold stre t, from lwenty-sixth 
street to Twentv-seventh street, submitted a re 
port recommending that the time tor paying the 
assessment be extended for one year. 

Aids. Cullerton and Smyth requested that the 
report be deterred for final action until the next 
regular meeting . 

So ordered. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an order directing the Commissioner of lublic 
Works to prepare an ordinance for sidewalk on 
Langley avenue, from Thirty-seventh street to 
Thirty-ninth street, submitted a report recom- 

in Sd U flalU>C»ov e ed to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed. 

Ordered, That the Board of Public Works be, 
and are hereby directed to prepare and send to 
this Council an ordinance tor sidewalk on both 
sides of Langley avenue, from Thirty-seventh 
street to Thirty-ninth street. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee to whom was referred 
a petition for the improvement of Ellis avenue, 
submitted a report recommending that it be re- 
ferred to the Department of Public Works with 
instructions to prepaie an ordinance in accord- 
ance with the prayer of the petition . 

Aid, Mallory moved to concur m the repoit. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO. 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an order directing the Commissioner ot Public 
Works to prepare an ordinance for sidewalk on 
both sides of Twentv-sixth street, from Cottaue 
Grove avenue to Clark street, submitted a report 
lecommending its passage. 

Aid. Grannis moved to concur m the repoit and 
pass the order. 

The n otion prevailed. 

The following is the order as pass -d : 

Ordered, That the Board of Public Works be, 
and are hereby directed to prepare and send to 
this Council, an ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of Twenty-sixth street, from Cottage Grove 
avenue to Clark street. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an ordinance for sidewalk on the west side of 
Prairie avenue, in front of lots 12 and 13, block 4, 
Win. Jones' Add. to Chicago, submitted a report 
recommending its passage. 

Aid. Clark moved to concur in the report and 
pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas— Sanders, Ballard, Phelps, Clark. Mallo- 
ry, Grannis, Turner, McAuley, Cullerton, Alt- 
peter, Kiordan, Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, Eiszner, 
Throop, Swift, Eawleigh, Everett, Knopf, 
Thompson, Stauber, Lorenz, Waldo, Meyer, (15th 
Ward) Wetterer, Meier, (16th Ward). Barrett, 
Jonas, McCormick— 30. 

Nays— None . 

STREETS AND ALLEYS. N. D. 

The Committee on Streets and Alleys, N. D. to 
whom was referred a report and ordinance, for 
curbing, grading and paving North aveuue,from 
North Clark Street to North Branch Chicago 



river, submitted a report recommending its pass- 

' Aid. Wetterer moved to concur in the report 
and pass the ordinance. 
The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as lol- 

°Feas-- Sanders, Ballard, Phelps, Mallory, 
Grannis, Turner, McAuley. Cullerton, Altpeter, 
McNally, Kiordan, Lawler, Purcell, Peevey, 
Eiszner, Throop, Swift, Rawleigh, Everett, 
Knopf, Thompson, Stauber, Lorenz, Waldo, 
Meyer, [15th Ward], Meier, (16th Ward), McCaf- 
frey. Barrett. McCormick— 29. 
Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
a report and ordinance for curbing and paving 
Michigan street, in front of sundry lots, between 
iNorth Clark street and North Wells stieet, sub- 
mitted a report recommending its passage. 

Aid. Jonas moved to concur in the report and 
pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 

V°as--Dixon, Sanders, Phelps, Clark, Mallory, 
Grannis, Turner, McAuley. Cullerton, Altpeter. 
McNally, Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, Peevey, Eisz- 
ner, Throop, Swift, Rawleigh, Everett Knopt, 
Thompson, Lorenz, Meyer (15th Ward), Wetterer, 
Meier, (16th Ward), McCaffrey, Barrett— 28. 



Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
a petition tor and a remonstrance against grant- 
ing Dearborn avenue to the Lincoln Park Com- 
missioners for boulevard purposes, submitted a 
rep it recommending that the whole subject 
matter be placed on file. ' , ... , 

Aid Jonas ot the same Committee, submitted 
a minority report on the same subject matter, 
recommending the passage of an ordinance con- 
senting that the Lincoln Park Commissioners 
control, etc. Dearborn avenue. 

Bv consent, Aid. Jonas presented an ordinance 
living consent to the Lincoln Park Commission- 
ers to take, regulate, control and improve j|arts 
of Dearborn avenue, Indiana street and Pine 

St AhL Cullerton and Jonas requested that the 
reports and the ordinance be deterred tor final 
action until the next regular meeting. 
So ordered 

ALSO. 

The same Committee, to whom was referred an 
order directing the Department ot Public Works 
to prepare an ordinance for sidewalk on * ullei- 
ton avenue, from Ashland avenue to the bridge, 
submitted a rep rt recommending its Passage. 

Aid. Meyer moved to concur in the repoit 
and pass the order. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be, and he is hereby instructed to pie- 
pare a proper ordinance for a sidewalk on the 
south side of Fullertoii avenue, from Ashland 
avenue to the bridge. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee to whom was referred 
an order authorizing the paving of Mich gan 
street, from Dearborn street to State street, by 
private contract, submitted a report recommend- 

in ihbJonas 8 moved to concur in the report and 

P T^hemo°tion 1 prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 

^Fe^-Sanders, Ballard, Clark, Mallory, Gran- 
nis, Turner, McAuley, Cullerton,. Altpetei, Mc- 
Na lv Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Eiszner McNur- 
nev Throop, Swift, Kawleigh, Everett, Knopf 
Thompsom&auber, Lorenz Waldo , Meyer Ll 5th 
Ward], Wetterer, Meier [16th Ward , McCaf- 
frey, Barrett— 29. 
Nays— None. 



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The following is the order as passed. 
Whereas, A large majority of the owners 
and representatives of property on Mulligan 

street, between Dearborn avenue and State 
street, have entered into a contract with W. H. 
Watson to grade and pave said street with eight 
inch cedar blocks laid on one inch board foun- 
dation in front of Their property in accordance 
with certain specifications in sa.d contract, it is 
hereby ' 

Ordered, By the Common Council of the City 
oi Chicago that the Mayor issue a permit to the 
said W. H. Watson to do said work contracted 
lor, as aforesaid, in accordance with said con- 
tract and specifications, and it is further 

Ordered, That the Department of PnblicWorks 
prepare and report to this Council a proper ordi- 
nance for the making of s-»Id improvement In 
front of such lots, between siid termini as are 
not included in said contract, and that the 
Mayor is further authorized . to contract for 
the part to be paid for by the property owners, 
and the said street to be paved continuously 
without gaps, etc. 

Provided. I miner, that the contractor relies 
tor payment for said iaiprovement upon the col- 
lection ot the special assessment to be levied 
upon lots not represented in said contract at the 
same price as that now assessed bv the city. 

baid contractor to p; y all costs of engineering 
and inspecting. 

ALSO. 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an order authorizing the paving of North Hal- 
sted street, from Sophia street to Fullerton ave- 
nue, by private contract, submitted a report rec- 
ommending its passage. 

Aid. Meyer moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order. • 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 

.Fm.s-Sanders.Ballard, Phelps, Clark, Gran- 
nis Turner, McAuley, Cullerton, Altpeter, Mc- 
Nally, Lawler, Parcel], Smyth, Eiszner, McNur- 
ney, Throop, Swift. Kawieigh, Everett, Knopf, 
lhompson, Stauber, Lorenz. Waldo, Meyer, (15th 
Ward,) Wetterer. Meier, (leth Ward), McCaffrey, 
Jonas, Mccormick— 30. 

Nm/x--None. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Whereas, a large majority of the property 
owners on North Halsted street, between Sophia 
street and Fullerion avenue, have signed a con- 
tract with John V. McAdam & Co. for the grad- 
ing and pavingof said North Halsted street, and, 
whereas said property owners are desirous that 
said work shall be commenced as soon as possi- 
ble ; tin refore be it 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be. and he is. hereby directed to issue a 
permit to John V. McAdam & Co. to grade and 
pave said North Halsted street, between Sophia 
street and Fullerton avenue : and be i: further 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works he. and he is. hereby directed to prepare 
and send to this Council an ordinance f or grad- 
ing and paving said North Halsted street in front 
j* tlie lots not embraced in said contract; and 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works is hereby authorized to enter into a con- 
tract wuh the said John V. McAdam & Co. for 
grading and paving in fro; t of the lots not em- 
braced in said private contract at a price not to 
exceed the price named in said private contract 
payable from the special assessment to be levied 
lor said works when collected, all costs for eh- 
PScto 11,g a " d in I)ectill S t0 lj e paid by the con- 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an ordinance repealing ordinance for opening 
White street, submitted a report recommending 
that it be referred to the Law Department with 
instructions to report to the Council an opinion 



^Ald. McCaffrey moved to concur in the re- 
The motion prevailed. 

ALSO. 

Tlie same Committee, to whom was- referred 

NnSn i T l,< } nzh,g f ?• Smitu & Co - t0 cinder 
Noith Halsted street, from Division street to 
Uybourn avenue, by private contract, submitted 
a report recommending "the passage of the 

::( nowerTo1ic 8 t!'' 11,g Uie B ° aid o£ Pub " c Wo ^s 
Aid . Meyer and Cullerton requested that the 

regulli meeting f0i ' mial aCti ° U UnliI the uext 
So ordered. 

STREETS AND ALLEYS. W. D. 

The Committee on Streets and Alleys, W D 
Jn.. W fiir n W f ^red a report and ordinance 
for filling Leavitt street, from West Harrison 
street to West Taylor street, submitted a report 
recommending its passage. <*iepoii 

Aid. Kawieigh i moved to concur in the renort 
and pass the ordinance. i«pou 

lows 6 m ° ti0n prevailed °y y 0as a "d nays as f ol- 
Feos-Dixon. Sanders, Phelps, Clark, Mallorv 
SS te*' McAuley Cullerton, Altpeter,' 
McNally, Kiordan, Lawler, Purcell, Smyth Pee- 
vey, Eiszner, McNurney. Throon Swift Raw 
leigh Everel t Knopf, Thompson? toS f^Sjf 

Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
a report and ordinance for filling West P , n? 
street from Ashland avenue to v\ ood slreet sb 
mitted a report recommending its passage. ' 

lows° m ° ti0n prevaiIed °y y eas and nays as fol- 
Yeas-mxon, Ballard, Phelps, Clark. Mallorv 
Grannis, Turner, McAuley, Cul ierton iSS' 
McNally, Kiordan, Lawler,' Purcell, Smyth P p ee ' 
vey Eiszner, McNurney, Throop / Swift Raw- 
eigh Everett Knopf, Thompson , Loreiiz kevfr 

Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
a report and ordinance for filling Hennitaoe 
avenue from West Polk street to York street 
submitted a report recommending its passage ' 
M^^&f^™"*™ -«- - 6 port 
lows 6 : m0tU)n prevailed b * y eas a nd nays as fol- 

Yeas— Dixon, Sanders, Phelps. Clark Mallorv 
&^ m ,i S ' £ Ul T r ' McA «'ev. Cullerton A tpete?' 
McNallv. Kiordan, Lawler, Purcell, Smyth ' Pee- 
vey, Eiszner, McNurney, Throon SwSt T'lS^ 

a>m^:iveTt-^; er ' Mew f- (mh w ^ ^ : 

Nays—None. 

also, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred a 
report and ordinance foi filling West Tavln? 
street from Robey street to Oak ey avenue sub- 
mitted a report recommending its passage 

n £ C !> Ever f$ movecI to concur in the report and 
pass the ordinance p u 

lows? m ° ti0n 1>ievailecl ,)y yeas and "ays as fol- 
Yeas- Dixon, Sanders. Phelps, Clark, Mallorv 
Orannis, lurner, McAuley. Cullerton. Alt niter 
McNally, Paordan, Lawler, Purcell, Smyth Pee- 
yey, Eiszner, McNurney, Throon, Swift P-nv 
leigh, Everett, Knopf, Thompson, 'uS :;Meyct 



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(i5th Ward), VVetterer, Meier, (16th Ward) Mc- 
Caffrey, Barrett— 30. 
Nans— None. 

ALSO. 

The same Committee, to whom was referred a 
report and ordinance feu- Ailing West Polk street, 
from living avenue to Kobey street, submitted a 

re lS t SSX g n 1 Sdn^SS in the report 

M S^ffia < S^ia>v yeas and nays as fol- 

10 Feas-Dixon, Ballard Phelps ; Ciark- ,MaUm;y. 
Grannis, Turner, LVlcAuley, Cullerton, Altpetei, 
McNaliy, Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, gnjj^JJJ- 
vey, Eiszner, McNurney, Throop Swift Raw- 
leigh, Everett, Knopf, Thompson Lo renz Meyei , 
(15th Ward) VVetterer, Meyer, [16th Waul, Mc- 
Caffrey, Barrett— 30. 
Nays— None. 

ALSO. 

The same Comniittee, to whom vvas referred 
arenortand ordnance for filling Wood suegi, 
Iron West Polk street to West Eighteenth street, 
submitted a report recommending its passage . 

Aid lawleigh moved to concur in the report 

a ^Slion"reSed by yeas and nays as fol- 

l0 ^ S 6 i s _ Dix0 n, Sanders, Phelps, Clark, Mailory 
p,i?vnU Turner McAuley, Cullerton, Altpeter, 

7pv Fszner McNurney ,Throop, Swift, Ltawleigh, 
ST»!^KS6^TSompwii, Lorenz, Meyer, 1 15th 
Waid] Wette?er, Meier, [16th Ward,] McCaffrey, 
Barrett-30. 
Nans— None. 

ALSO. 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
a report ana ordinance for filling Flournoy street, 
from Leavitt street to Oakley avenue, submitted 

*%figg$P?g5^2g^* the report 

^S^n^hld' by yeas and nays as fol- 

l0 reas-Dixon, Sanders, Phelps, Clark, Mailory, 
Grannis Turner, McAuley, Cullerton, Altpeter, 
McSly, it ordan, Lawler, Purcell, S™Yth ree- 
wv Wwher McNurney, Throop. Swift, Raw - 
w'h Fve ret't Knopf, Thompson, Lorenz, Meyer, 
(Sth'Waul) WetteVe'r, Meier, (16th Ward) Mc- 
Caffrey, Barrett— 30. 
Nays— None. 

ALSO. 

ThP same Committee, to whom was referred a 

street, submitted a report recommending its 
P Ald S Everett moved to concur in the report and 
Pf ¥ne mcMion'pre^iled by yeas and nays as fol- 
10 Teas-Dixon, Sanders, Phelps, Clark, Mailory, 

Caffrey, Barrett— 30. 
Nay's— None. 

ALSO. 



Thp „» me Committee, to whom was referred 

**^§3f$Sffi5i by yeas and nays as lol- 
Mcfahy, aSSin^Jfpurcell. Smyth, Pee- 



vev, Eiszner, McNurney, Throop, Swift, Raw- 
leigh, Everett, Knopf, Thompson Lorenz, Meyer 
[15th Ward], Wetterer, Meier, (10th Ward), Mc- 
Caffrey, Barrett- -30. 
Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
a report and ordinance for filling Wood street, 
from West Polk street to York street, submitted 
a report recommending its passage. , , 

Aid. Everett moved to concur m the repoit and 
pass the ordinnace. , * . . 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 

10 r S eas-Dixon, Sanders, Phelps Clark, Mailory, 
Grannis Turner, McAuley, Cullerton, Altpeter, 
McNaliy, Jordan, Lawler? Purcell, Smyth Pee- 
vev Eiszner, McNurney, Throop, Switt, Kaw- 
lelih. Everett, Knopf, Thompson. Lorenz, Meyer 
(15th Ward), Wetterer, Meier, (16th Ward), Mc- 
Caffrey, Barrett— 30. 
Nays— None. 

ALSO. 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
a report and ordinance for filling Marshfield 
street from West Polk street to 328 feet north of 
West' Polk street, submitted a report recom- 

^{^Ivlre^mfved to concur in the report 

a tnrmo«onTevaifed by yeas and nays as 

f °Feas--Dixon, Sanders. Phelps, Clark, Mailory. 
Grannis Turner, McAuley, Cullerton, Altpeter, 
McNilly, Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Pe|- 
vev Eiszner, McNurney, Throop, Swilt, Kaw- 
leikh Everett, Knopf, Thorn pson , Lorenz, Meyer, 
(15th Ward). Wetterer, Meier, (16th Ward), Mc- 
Caffrey, Barrett -30. 
Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
a report and ordinance for filling Evergreen 
Place, from Leav tt street to. Oakley avenue, 
submitted a report recommending its passage. 

Aid. Everett moved to concur in the report 
and pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 

10 reas-Dixon, Sanders, Phelps, Clark, Mailory, 
Grannis, Turner, McAuley, Cullerton, Altpeter, 
McNaliy. Riordan, Lawler Purcell, Smyth Pee- 
vev Eiszner, McNurney, Throop, Swift Raw- 
leiSi Everett, Knopf, Thompson, Lorenz, Meyer, 
(15th Ward), Wetterer, Meier, (16th Ward), Mc- 
Caffrey, Barrett— 30. 
Nay's— None. 

ALSO. 

The same Committee, to whom was referred a 
reiort and ordinance for filling Lexington street, 
fromHovne avenue to Leavitt street, submitted 

a Al^vSh^ovel WSE& in the report 

^SS^SKSfflft by yeas and nays as fol- 

10 Feos-Dixon, Sanders, Phelps, Clark, Mailory, 
r.«ifvnU Turner McAuley, Cullerton, Altpeter, 
McNa lv Roiau Lawler.' Purcell. Smyth Pee- 
fey K McNurney, Throop Switt, Raw- 
laiwh Fveiett Knopf, Thompson, Lorenz, Meyer, 
(isfh'Wart I,) 'Wenerer, Meier, (16th Ward), Mc- 
Caffrey. Barrett-30. 
Nays-- None. 

ALSO, 

Thp same Committee, to whom was referred 
a report ™ndS3SSce' for filling West Taylor 
street from Laflin street to Ashland avenue, 
submitted a report recommending its passage. 

Ad Eve ett moved to concur in the report 

a SSSS by yeas and nays as fol- 
iows : 



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I cas— Dixon, Sanders, Phelps, Clark, Mallory. 
Grannis, Turner, McAuley. Cullerton, Altpeter, 
MfcftaHy; Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Pee - 
yey. Eiszner, McNurney, Throop, Swift. Raw- 
leigh, Jiverett. Knopf, Thompson, Lorenz, Meyer, 
'l 5th Ward) Wetterer, Meier, (16th Ward) McCaf- 
frey, Barrett— 30. 

Nays— None 

ALSO. 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
a report and ordinance for widening West Madi- 
son street, from California avenue to Kedzie 
avenue, suhmi ted a report recommending its 
passage. 

Ala, Rawleigh moved to concur in the report 
and pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yea-s-Dixon, Sanders, Phelps, Clark. Mallory, 
Grannis, Turner, McAuley, Cullerton, Altpeter, 
Mc]Nally, Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Pee- 
yey, Eiszner, McNurney, Throop. Swift, Raw- 
l ei ?^v£ ve i' ett ^ Kno P f ' Thompson, Lorenz, Meyer 
[loth Ward], Wetterer, Meier, [I6tli Ward], Mc- 
Caffrey, Barrett— 30. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
a report and ordinance for filling DeKalb street, 
from Leavitt street to Elournoy street, submit- 
ted a report recommending its passage. 

Aid. Everett moved that the report be concur- 
red in and the ordinance passed. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Feas-Dixon, Sanders, Phelps, Clark, Mallory, 
Grannis, Turner. McAuley, Cullerton, Altpeter . 
McNally, Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Pee- 
yey Eiszner, McNurney, Throop, Swift, Raw- 
,, e J§£v£ verett ' Knopf, Thompson, Lorenz, Meyer, 
Q^hWard.) Wetterer, Meier, (16th Ward), Mc- 
Caffrey, Barrett— 30. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO. 

The same Committee, to whom was referred a 
report and ordinance for filling Hoyne avenue 
from West Harrison street to DeKalb street,' 
submitted a report recommending the passage 
of the ordinance. 

Aid Rawleigh moved that the report be con- 
curred in and the ordinance passed, 
low- motlon P revailed oy yeas and nays as fol- 

Teas-Dixon, Sanders. Phehos. Clark, Mallory, 
& a v n n S,T ^- rne /' M ? Aule y' Cullerton, Altpeter 
McNally, Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Pee - 
yey Eiszner McNurney, Throop, Swift, Raw- 
SS? 'J vei ^ tt V^ Kn °P f • Thompson, Lorenz, Meyer. 

&££"S!kS» i Meler ' C16th w ^ fc: 

Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
fr^°w ar l d T? r # nance for fillin g Kendall street, 

^..J*/ Polk street to West Taylor street 
s ub ?V tte £ a report recommending its passage. 
«»a«o Ev ® rett moved to concur in the report 
and pass the ordinance. y 

lows^ motion availed by yeas and nays as fol- 

r'rt^"~"?? xon ' Sar V ders ' Phelps, Clark, Mallory, 
SSSSifc mSKS' McAuley Cullerton, Altpeter 
McNally, Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Pee- 
vey, Eiszner, McNurney. Throop Swift Raw. 

ffi^SSJEKE"' Meier ' (16U1 Wal " d) McL 

Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

r JS e <- san ] e c ? m mittee, to whom was referred a 
report and ordinance for filling Paulina street 
ESSLS? Polk street t0 YorkWeet submitted 
a report recommending its passage. uulllltl ' eu 



Aid. Rawleigh moved to concur in the report 
and pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Teas— Dixon, Sanders, Phelps, Clark, Mallory, 
Grannis, Turner, McAuley, Cullerton, Altpeter, 
McNally. Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Pee- 
yey, Eiszner, McNurney, Throop, Swift, Raw- 
leigh Everett, Knopf, Thompson, Lorenz, Meyer 
[15th Ward] Wetterer, Meier, [16th Ward], Mc- 
Caffrey, Barrett— 30. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO. 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
a report and ordinance for grading and paving 
Desplaines street, in front of sundry lots, from 
West Monroe street to Fulton street, submitted 
a report recommending its passage. 

Aid. Lawler moved to concur in the report 
and pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas— Dixon, Sanders. Phelps, Clark. Mallory, 
S ra J? m , s ' Turne r, McAuley, Cullerton, Altpeter, 
McNally, Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, Smvth, Pee- 
yey, Eiszner, McNurney, Throop, Swift, Raw- 
leigh. Everett, Knopf, Thompson, Lorenz, Meyer, 
(15th Ward), Wetterer, Meier, (16th Ward), Mc- 
Caffrey, Barrett— 30. 

Nays— None . 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
a report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of Jefferson street, from West Sixteenth 
street to West Twenty-second street, submitted 
a report recommending its passage. 

Aid. Riordan moved to concur in the report and 
pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 

Yeas— Dixon, Sanders, Phelps, Clark, Mallory, 
§- r x m V, s ' ~ um f r ' McAul ey, Cullerton, Altpeter 
McNally, Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Pee- 
yey, Eiszner. McNurney, Throop, Swift. Raw- 
?i£ n '^ vere ^ Kno P f ' Thompson. Lorenz, Meyer, 
(loth Ward) Wetterer, Meyer, (16th Ward) Mc- 
Caffrey, Barrett— 30. 
Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
a report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of West Harrison street, from Halsted 
street to Ashland avenue, submitted a report re- 
commending its passage. 

Aid. Lawler moved to concur in the report 
and pass the ordinance. y 

1 w he . motion Prevailed by yeas and nays asfol- 

Yeas— Dixon, Sanders, Phelps, Clark, Mallory, 
S ra JF,\ s ' r , u .r»er, McAuley, Cullerton, Altpeter 
McNally, Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, Smyth; Pee- 
yey, Eiszner, McNurney, Throop, Swift, Raw- 
!^f, h * S? rer ^ tt 'J^ nopf • Thompson, Lorenz, Meyer, 
(15th Ward) Wetterer, Meier, (16th Ward) Mc- 
Caffrey, Barrett— 30. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
a report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of Henry street, from Blue Island avenue 
to Ashland avenue, submitted a report recom- 
mending its passage. 

Aid. Riordan moved to concur in the report 
and pass the ordinance. 
l0 The , motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 

Feas-Dixon, Sanders, Phelps, Clark, Mallory, 
S r! l ni y, s ' T f u - 1 ' ne /' Mc ^uley, Cullerton, Altpeter 
McNally, Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, Smyth Pee- 
3£ ^ szne h McNurney, Throop, Swift, Raw- 
e i£. h > Everett, Knopf , Thompson, Lorenz, Meyer, 
(15th Ward) Wetterer, Meier (16th Ward) Mc- 
Caffrey, Barrett— 30. 
Ways— None. 



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[1379, 



ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
a report, and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of Milwaukee avenue, from North avenue 
to Waubansia avenue, submitted a report recom- 
mending its passage. '•'.-, 

Aid. Stauber moved to concur in the report 
and pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 

Yeas— Dixon, Sanders. Phelps, Clark, Mallory, 
Grannis, Turner, McAuley, Cullerton, Altpeter, 
McNally, Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Pee- 
vey, Eiszner, McNurney, Throop, Swift, Raw- 
leigh, Everett, Knopf, Thompson, Lorenz, Meyer 
(15th Ward), Wetterer, Meier, (16th Ward), Mc- 
Caffrey, Barrett— 30. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO. 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
a report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of West Harrison street, from Ashland ave- 
nue to Western avenue, submitted a report re- 
commending the passage of the ordinance. 

Aid. Throop moved to concur in the report and 
pass the ordinance. . . 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows • 

Feas— Dixon, Sanders, Phelps, Clark, Mallory, 
Grannis, Turner, McAuley, Cullerton, Altpeter, 
McNally, Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Pee- 
vey, Eiszner, McNurney, Throop, Swift, Raw- 
leigh, Everett. Knopf, Thompson, Lorenz, Meyer 
(15th Ward), Wetterer, Meier (16th Ward), Mc- 
Caffrey, Barrett— 30. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
a report and ordinance for sidewalk on the east 
side of Throop street, from West Monroe street 
to West Jackson street, submitted a report re- 
commending its passage. . 

Aid. Throop moved to concur in the report 
and pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 

Yeas— Dixon, Sanders, Phelps, Clark, Mallory, 
Grannis. Turner, McAuley, Cullerton, Altpeter, 
McNally, Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Pee- 
vey, Eiszner, McNurney, Throop, Swift, Raw- 
leigh, Everett, Knopf, Thompson, Lorenz. Meyer 
(15th Ward), Wetterer, Meier (16th Ward), Mc- 
Caffrey, Barrett— 30. 

Nays- None. 

ALSO. 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
the petition of M. Kehoe for vacation of part ot 
an alley in block 1, Waller's Sub. of Sec. 20, sub- 
mitted a report recommending that it be referred 
to the Department of Public Works, with instruc- 
tions to prepare an ordinance. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the report be re- 
committed to the Committee, with instructions 
to prepare a proper ordinance. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee to whom was referred 
the remonstrance of John Duffy, against issuing 
rebate vouchers on assessment for paving Blue 
Island avenue, etc , submitted a report recom- 
mending that the improvement proceed. 

Aid. Cullerton and Altpeter 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 for sidewalk on Blucher street, from Wood 
street to Mormon street, submitted a report re- 
commending its passage . 

Aid. Stauber moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order. 

The motion prevailed. 



The following is the order as passed : 
Ordered, That the Department of Public Works 
be, and the same is, hereby directed to cause a 
sidewalk to be laid on the north side of Blucher 
street, from Wood street to Mormon street. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred an 
order for sewer on Newton street, from Augu ta 
street to Iowa street, submitted a report recom- 
mending its passage. 

Aid. Stauber moved to concur in the report and 
pass the order. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of the Board 
of Public Works be, and the same is, hereby 
directed to cause a sewer to be laid on Newton 
street, from Augusta street to Iowa street, and 
on Iowa street, from Lincoln street to Wood 
street. 

ALSO. 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
a petition for a sewer on Lincoln street and 
Augusta street, submitted a report recommend- 
ing that it be referred to the Department of 
Public Works, with instructions to grant the 
prayer of the petition. 

Aid. Lawler 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 prepare an ordinance for sidewalk on Hoyne 
street, from Warren avenue to Madison street, 
submitted a report recommending its passage. 

Aid. Lawler moved to concur in the report and 
pass the order. 

The motion prevailed 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Department of PublicWorks 
prepare an ordinance and submit to this Council 
an ordinance for a sidewalk on west side of 
Hoyne street, between Warren avenue and 
Madison street. 

ALSO. 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an order directing the Department of Public 
Works to prepare an ordinance for sidewalk on 
Albany avenue, from Washington street to Mad- 
ison street, submitted a report recommending 
its passage . . ■ 

Aid. Knopf moved to concur in the report and 
pass the order. 

The motion prevailed . 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Department of PublicWo ks 
prepare an ordinance, and submit to this Coun- 
cil, for a sidewalk on the west side of Albany 
avenue, between Washington street and Madi- 
son street. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
a petition for sidewalk on Lincoln street, from 
Augusta street to Division street, submitted a 
report recommending that it be referred to the 
Department of Public Works, with instructions 
to prepare an ordinance in accordance with the 
praver of the petition . 

Aid. Lorenz 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 prepare an ordinance for sidewalk on 
the north side of Madison street, from Califor- 
nia avenue to Central Park, submitted a report 
recommending its passage. . 

Aid. Rawleigh moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed : 



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„£? ed ' Tn ?. tthe Department of Public Works 
?n e ?^' e o a V rdl V, ance V and submit tothisCoun- 
&£?£ Slde ^l k ou tne north side of Madison 
street, from California avenue to Central Park 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
T*etfth r J^Lf^% ° n - Ashla / ,d »venue\ from 

™#«£S£&£gff£^ submitted a 

an^pas^theTder^ t0 C ° nC " r in the "»ort 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Department of PublicWorks 

i^ e tte rW,tn ^ e s K ewe i'^e Commissioner; be,' 

and they are, hereby directed to construct a 

sewer on Ashland avenue, from Twelfth street 

to Harrison street, which will complete this main 

anTth?t°> r hV heS0Uth ? rancn t0 North avenSe 
and that the expense of the same be paid out of 
the appropriation of 1878. This sewer is on the 
Wa 1 . ds ng betweeu the Eleventh and Twelfth 

ALSO. 

a Tfi?i«m nie f^ omniittee ' t0 whom was referred 
a petition for sewer on Augusta street from 
Paulina street so Division street, submitted a SJ 
port recommending that it be referred to the 
Department of Public Works, with the request 
that the sewer be constructed. cqueat 

Aid. Lawler moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
fE^^orthe improvement of Ogd en avenue 
from Randolph street to Washington street bv 
ESffiSSS^ 1, submitted a re P^ recommend 

an1l 1 ^d ei ( Sa e r VedtOCOnCUrin tne »»>« 
lows! m ° tl0n prevailed °y J' eas and nays as fol- 

w Y Z as ~ Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, Phelps. Clark 
Mallory, Grannis, Turner, McAuley. Ci illerton ' 
Altpeter, Riordan, Lawler, Purcell,Smj xl Pee- 
S SZ ffi Throop Swift. Bawleigh, y Everltt, 
Knopf, Thompson. Stauber, Lorenz, Waldo 

Nays— None 

The following is the order as passed • 
Whereas, Over seven-eighths of them-onprrv 
owners on Ogden avenue, between W^hinSn 

afflfsaasss?wr ,,g an§ &i & 

th a tS E wnvi, Sa Ji d o 1 ? ropeJ ' ty ovvners are desirous 
be it proceed at once : therefore 

\v^i er u a ' Th , at tlle Commissioner of Publie 
Works be, and he is, hereby directed to issue a 
permit to Andrew Jaicks to curb? grade and 
dress with fine crushed stone, and also nave the 
gutters with cobble stone said Ogden avenue^ 

S? S£ t<? tnis COnncn, an^S for graft- 
ing, dresssmguith crushed stone, and making 
cobble stone gutter in front of the pronertv no? 
Sed for (but situated between points ^men- 
tioned in contract ; and be it further 

wS&K T, i at tne Commission?! of Public 
W °rks s hereby authorized to enter into a con 

m^i^ra^t^U^J" 1 ^^ cobDle stone 
tuners in iiont of the city's pronertv on «niri 

■ng, dressing, and making cobble stone gutters 



£*§ t °o f teawsasrw was. 1 ?,- 

ad1oSn» a iI 1 be S n„ , r , n V w^ hat r hen tlle Co ™=i 

be3 i ariar ] „ a ^s n o ( is p 1 ^ i( 

na?fas a r , of 1 o d wTf nt WaS a8reed to ^ ^ and 

& ?^*» e ™& Eiszner, i;atbe P ,- 'a r e^: 
iVa?/.s--Dixon, Mallory, Lawler p.in» e ii 

&& n 8 ^d„ E - a r gh ' EveieVt - *"« 

ment of Hastings street, from Blue Island avenue 

Sa PtSt M, |r* h?\' submi " e « a report recommend- 
ing tliat it be referred to the Department of 
Public Works, with instructions to orenare an 
ordinance for improving said street wBh macad- 
am. or cinders, as said Department may deem 

Tni^n™ moved , t0 concm ' in the report 
l ne motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred a 
Petition for a sewer on Won avenue, submitted 
a report recommending that it be referred to 
the Department of Public Works, with instruc- 
tions to grant if possible. mfciruc 

Aid. Lawler moved to concur in tne report. 

Ihe motion prevailed. y 

ALSO, 

The same Committee to whom was referred a 
resolution directing the Commissioner of Public 
*S£!iV£ f ? th . e north approach to the South 
Si^Sn^SSj^SSSS' submitted a re- 

an^adoW resXr B . t0 ""^ in the «*°* 
I he motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted • 

Xesolved, That the Commissioner oF Public 

Works be, and he is hereby .directed to cause the 

north approach to South Halsted st eet viaduct 

Jo be forthwith raised to the established grade 

ALSO, 

The same Committee to whom was referred a 
petition for a sewer on McMullen court? subinit- 
ted a report recommending that it be referred to 
&?^ partn V e S! of Public Works, with instruc- 
tions to grant the prayer of the petition if possi- 

Th*'mi^' ler moved 1° concur in the report. 
Ihe motion prevailed. 

ALSO. 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an order directing the Department of Public 
Works to prepare an ordinance for sidewalk on 

w n S- na ^- ave , nue .' froni ^ est Indiana street to 
West Oh o street, submitted a report recom- 
mending its passage. iClAJUl 

paisthforoe™° Ved t0 concur in the report and 
The motion prevailed. 
The following is the order as passed : 
Ordered, That the Department of PublicWorks 

Prepare an ordinance for sidewalk on west side 

of Imkham avenue, from Indiana street to Ohio 

stieet. 



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By unanimous consent, Aid. Smyth presented 
an order directing the Comptroller to advertise 
for a suitable site for a police station in. the West 
Division, in accordance with an appropriation 
heretofore made, and moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Comptroller be, and lie is 
hereby, directed to advertise for proposals tor a 
suitable piece of ground in the West Division, to 
be used for the erection of a police station there- 
on, said advertisement to be in accordance with 
the appropriation made therefor by the City 
Council. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Cullerton present 
ed the petition of " The West Chicago Elevated 
Railway Company," for permission to erecr and 
operate an elevated railroad on West Madison 
street, on Milwaukee avenue, and on Ogden ave- 
nue, which was n ; ir a . '-. 

Referred to the Joint Committee on Streets 
and Alleys of the three divisions. 

By unanimous consent, Aid, Altpeter present- 
ed a remonstrance against the improvement ot 
Center avenue, from Blue Island avenue to 
Twenty-second street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, W. D. 

By unanimons consent, Aid. Turner presented 
the petition of "'The Chicago and Blue Island 
Elevated Railway Company," for permission to 
erect and operate an elevated railway from the 
Chicago river to the southern city limits, on 
Dearborn street or any other street that may be 
designated, which was 

Referred to the Joint Committtee on btieets 
and Alleys of the three divisions. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Rawleigh present- 
ed a petition lor the straightening, etc. ot an 
alley in block 59, C. T Sub. Sec. 7, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, W. D. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Wetterer present- 

' ed the petition of the Chicago and Eyanston 

Elevated Railroad Company, for permission to 

erect and operate an elevated railway on North 

Wells street and Lincoln avenue, which was 

Referred to the Joint Committee on Streets 
and Alleys of the three divisions. 

Aid. Waldo moved that t*e Council do now 
adjourn. , „ , 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as fol- 

10 reas-Dixon, Phelps, Mallory, Eiszner, Knopf, 
Thompson, Stauber, Lorenz, Waldo, Wetterer, 

B ^ 1 a e 2 Jsl_Sanders, Ballard, Clark, Grannls. Tur- 
ner, McAuley, Cullerton, Altpeter, McNally, Ri- 
ordan, Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, McNur- 
nev, Throop. Swift, Rawleigh, Everett, Meyer, 
(15th Ward) Meier, (16th Ward) McCaffrey, Mc- 
Cormick— 23. 



The Committee on Streets and Alleys, W. p., 
to whom was referred an order for a sidewalk on 
the east side of Davis street, from North avenue 
to Waubansia avenue, submitted a report recom- 
mending its passage. . , . .' f _' 

Aid. Lorenz moved to concur in the report and 
pass the order. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be, and the same is. hereby directed to 
cause a sidewalk to be laid on the east side of 
Davis street, from North avenue to Waubansia 
avenue. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
a petition for a sewer on Shelby court, submit- 



ted a report recommending that it be refened to 
the Department of Public Works, with instruc- 
tions to grant the prayer of the petition, if pos- 

S Aid, Lawler moved to concur in the report. 
The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
a petition for a sewer on Clayton street, submit- 
ted a report recommending that it be referrea to 
the Department of Public Works, with mstiuc- 
tions to grant the prayer of the petition, if pos- 

S Aid. Lawler moved to concur in the report. 
The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an order for sidewalk on Indiana stieet, fiom 
Central Park avenue to Tinkham avenue, sub- 
mitted a report recommending its passage. 

Aid Knopf moved to concur in the report and 
pass the order. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed : - 

Ordered, That the Department of Public woiks 
be and the same is, hereby directed to cause a 
sidewalk to be laid on Indiana slreet, fiom Cen- 
tral Park avenue to Tinkham avenue. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred .a 
netition for the opening ot West Twenty -nist 
?5S?t 2nd Ruble sSeet. submitted a report rec- 
ommending that it be referred to the Law L»e 
P Ald e Smyth moved that the report be recom- 
mitted. ., , 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
n statement from the Department of Public 

Wo^kSncerning a^^'M^SSStS 
imnrove Warren avenue, from Leavitt stieer, w 
Oaklev stieet, by private contract, submitted a 
re^rtVcoSmendlng the passage ol an accom- 

P Ald n Kawlelh moved to concur in the report 

an T Vem^ by yeas and nays as f ol- 

^Feis-Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, Phelps : Clark 
Mallorv Grannis, Turner, McAuley, Culleiton, 
Altneter McNally, Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Pee- 
vey Eiszner, MWurney, Swift, Rawleigh Ever- 
I;/'-ir^7fnf ThomDSon Stauber, Lorenz, Waldo, 
Mev* & S ^Wetterer, Meier, (16th Ward) 
McCaffrey Bar?ett, Jonas, McCormick-33. 

Th?foillowing is the order as passed : 
Whereas The owners and representatives of 
morfS three-fourths of the property on War- 
?en avenue.between Leayitt street and Oakley 
avenue have entered into a contract with J P. 
Dickev' &Co. to curb with curb .stone and ma- 
pXmi7e said Warren avenue m front of their 
Said minertv in accordance with certain specifi- 
fa^nsTsald Contract mentioned : therefore be 

{t '<*dertd' ThaKhe Commissioner of Public 
w^k^tsAe a permit to the said J P. Dickey 
Woiks issue ' apeinnt contracted for, as 

BiffiS for the > making of said improvement in 



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said J. P. Dickey & Co. at the same rates as the 
work contracted for. as aforesaid, to be paid for 
S^?h~™ •assessment levied for that purpose 
shall have been collected. 

ALSO, 

miffif 1 t*?lL C ? nm \ mee J- t0 wll0m was recom- 
mitted a lepoit and ordinance consenting that 
the Board ot West Park Commissioners con- 
trol, improve, etc., Washington street, submitted 
a report recommending the passage of the ordi- 
nance therewith submitted. 

ovt^d^bhshed " 6 " that therep0lt belaid 
The motion prevailed. 
The following is the report : 
lo the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chi- 
cago, in Council Assembled : 
Your Committee on Streets and Alleys, W. D 
to whom was referred an ordinance granting 
control of West Washington street to the West 
r<?ifef^ T !! 11S K S10 ^ ers ' havin S had the same under 
™ SS? T nt ' Deg leave t0 report, that we recom- 
mend the passage of an accompanying ordin- 

Respectfully submitted, 

Frank Lawi-eb, 
J. T. Kawleigh, 
John McNall,y. 
A. C. Knopf, 
John Eiszner, 

Committee 
WpS- Porl na f? ce consenting that the Board of 
PnSSni », i . Comm ^sioners may take, regulate, 
\SS&?}?£ d Wove a certain part of West Wash - 
to Central Park ^^ line ° f Halsted street 

Be ChiTaf ned hy the CUy Council °f the Cit V of 

«5S?£! I: T1 i at whereas, the General As- 
lnnrn^ a A P a -f„ ed a certain act which was duly 
?i?E r°iY e 1 i£ pr ? 1 9 -' A :?- 1 « 79 > and which, with the 
title _ thereto, is m the words and figures follow- 
no™ 1 ? A°n J° rt e "- a . ble , p ai'k Commissioners and Cor- 
C Au ^°r lties to take ' ^gulate, control and 
to K£ &?thl lc - streets leadin S to public parks, 
oeJSf £ m«L lmpr P ve, f! e,lt thereof < and j n that 
oi^oLi^l and . collect a specia1 assessment 
oi special tax on contiguous property. 

B W\^nu^ % 6 P eople of the State °f ™™>i8, 
represented in the G eneral Assembly : 

JE£££ik.iR! at every Board of Park Com- 
KS°.£ ei K n , a11 lia 7 e P owe r to connect any pub- 
H boulevard or driveway under its Con- 
or Snffly'K F a , rt of any incorporated city, town 
?n/ife b ^ eectl ( ngand taking any connect- 
ion park ' e6 ° r pait thereof leadin g to 

^SuS& ? h . at the s ^ ets so selected and tak- 
ter, Siv a li aken ' sl i a ll be within the district or 
Sr?MJ£ti >roperty i >f which shall be taxable 
Srth^. 1 ?T ail J t ^ mance of sucn Pa^ ; and provided 
S hlvinl a 5 th f C ? ns , ent of the corporate authori- 
so?ar^^ioffi olof /? y , such8treet or Greets, 
sLMnwrffin C i ed r. a i? d take n, and also, the con- 
trSnt »<%$?& ?V he °, w , neis of a majority of the 
StmlPf lo ts and land* abutting on such 
tatt A l «H ets so #W taken « sha11 »e first ob- 
tfoS «; w2 provided ^rther, that such connec- 
st?Setor5S2I ement sha11 embrace only such 
timim.? im^? ets as ar . e ne cessary to form one con- 
tinuous improvement. 

e»w«Bh*JSfi! Board of ParkCommission- 
auth JS corporate authorities as are by law 
mamt^ii le / y taxes or assessments for the 
hESSFSSfl? 2* 8 1 cn parks > sna » have power to 
th?v ma v rt2iS r ^ et f 0r str i e f te ' in sucn m anner as 
arp y h m ,t y h deem + J bes . t '' and for that purpose they 
mint th?, b p y .f auth0 !' iz , ed t0 P ay ^r the improve- 
Sni fifM ; - and from time to time to levy or 
SJSfsmpn? nn V !f d . and colle cted a special tax or 
onSiiPh QtL°o n f contiguous property abutting up- 
tSfSSJSu^SS lm Proved, for a sum of money 
S?ov 2l ln n g • he es timated cost of such first im- 
provement or improvements, as shall be ordered 



^l.*! estimated by such Board of Park Commiss- 
ion %^t ! V ot fo i' any subsequent re pair thereof. 
«,nH«2c ci, at n e v! ld su fh Board of Corporate Au- 
thorities shall have all the power and authority 
now or hereafter granted to them respectively, 
Relative to the levy, assessment and collection of 
A a ^ S 01 * assessments for corporate purposes. 
£? d k ^ch special taxes or assessments as are 
hereby authorized, may be divided into not ex- 
ceeding four annual installments bearing inter- 

fhi a }J!f ? te °i six JP er cent - Per annum, from 
the date of confirmation until paid. And the 
said assessment or installment thereof, shall be 
collected and enforced in the same manner as is 
provided by law, for the collection and enforce- 
ment of other taxes or assessments for or on ac- 
count of such corporate bo.ies or boards, as 
aforesaid, so far as the same are aDplicable. 

rJJh. ^ Ch ^ ark Boa i; ds sna11 have the same 
power and control over the parts of streets taken 
under this act, as are or may be by law vested in 
them of and concerning the parks, boulevards, or 
driveways under their control. 

§4 In case any such street or parts there- 
of, shall pass from the control of any such park 
board, the power and authority over the sam& 
granted or authorized by this act, shall revert to 
the proper corporate authorities of such citv 
town or v lllage respectively, as aforesaid. 

■•iiffco-fj?? Clty ' town ? r vill ai?e in this State 
shall have full power and authoriiy to invest anv 
of such park boards with the right to control 
improve and maintain any of the streets of sucli 
city, town or yillage, for the purpose or carrying 
out the provisions of this act. y g 

. § 6. Whereas, there is a necessity for the 
immediate construction of the improvements 
contemplated in this act, therefore an emergency 
exists, and this act shall take effect and be in 
April o r °1879 and aft6V US passage - A PProved 
And Whereas, the Board of West Park Com- 
missioners are about selecting and taking for the 
uses and purposes in the said act mentioned, that 
part of West Washington street, extending from 
the west line ot Haisted street to Central Park 
and the consent in writing of the owners of a! 
majority of the frontage of the lots and lands 
abutting on said street, so far as taken or pro- 
posed to be taken by said Board, having been 
obtained consent is hereby given and granted to 
the said Board of West Park Commissioners to 
take, regulate, control and improve the before 
described parts of West Washington street re- 
spectively in manner and form provided in the 
said act of the General Assembly. And full 

Smev and authority is hereby granted to said 
oard of Park Commissioners to control, improve 
and maintain the parts of said streets, so to be 
taken as aforesaid, for the purpose of carrying 
out the provisions of the said act of the General 
Assembly. 

Provided, however, that nothing in this ordi- 
nance contained shall be construed as a waiver 
or relinquishment by or on the part of said city 
of any of its rights or powers in relation to the 
laying of water or gas mains and pipes, and the 
building and repairing of sewers in said streets, 
and the regulating of openings for the same. 
All powers which saidcity now has in relation 
to water and gas pipes and sewers and their 
connections, and the regulation of the same and 
the openings for the same in streets and alleys 
of said city, being hereby expressly reserved as 
to the said part of West Washington street in as 
ample a manner as if the aforesaid consent were 
not given . 

Sec. 2. Unless the said Board of Park Com- 
missioners shall within thirty days from the ap- 
proval hereof, select and take the said parts of 
streets for the purposes aforesaid, this ordinance 
shall cease to be of any force or effect, and the 
consent given by section one aforesaid shall be 
deemed to be withdrawn. 

s ? c i 4 3 - . Th 's ordinance shall be in force from 
and after its passage. 



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ALSO. 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an ordinance consenting that the Board of West 
Park Commissioners may control, improve, etc., 
West Adams street, from Canal street to Central 
Park, submitted a report signed by Aid. Raw- 
leigh Lorenz, Knof, Altpeter and Eiszner, rec- 
ommending that it be placed on file. 

Aid. Swift, McNally, Peevey and Lawler.of 
the same Committee, submitted a report stating 
that they considered Adams street a proper 
street for a boulevard. , 

Aid. Rawleigh moved that the reports be laid 
over and published. 
The motion prevailed. 
The following are the reports : 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chi- 
cago in Council Assembled: 
Your Committee on Streets and Alleys. W. , p., 
to whom was referred an ordinance granting 
Welt Adams street to the West Park Commis- 
sioners for boulevard purposes, and a petition 
for the passage of said ordinance having had the 
same under advisement beg leave to report that 
we re commend that they be placed on file. 
Respectfully submitted, 

J. T. Rawleigh, 
R. Lorenz, 
A. C Knopf. 
J. J. Altpeter. 
John Eiszner. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chi- 
cago in City Council assembled: 
A minority of your Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, West Division, to whom was referred an 
ordinance granting control of West Adams street 
to the West Park Commissioners for boulevard 
purposes, having had the same under advise- 
ment, beg leave to report that the undersigned 
members of the said Committee are m favor ot 
having this matter of granting West Adams 
street "brought before your honorable body and 
have the same fully considered, believing as we 
do that Adams street is the proper street for the 
said boulevard. Geo . B . Swift, 

John McNally, 
James Peevey, 
Fbaxk Lawler. 
An ordinance consenting that the Board of 
West Park Commissioners may take regulate, 
control and improve the portion °* ' We \t. Adams 
street, from the west line of Canal street to Cen- 
tral Park. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago : 

Section 1. That, whereas, the General As- 
sembly has passed a certain act which was duly 
approved April 3, A. D. 1879, and which, with the 
pfe thereto, is in the words and figures follow- 

in in Act to enable Park Commissioners and 
Corporate Authorities to take, regulate, control, 
and improve public streets leading to public 
i, to pay for the improvement thereof .and 
in that behalf to make and collect a special as- 
sessment or special tax on contiguous property. 
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, 

represented in the General Assembly 
'• Section 1. That every Board of Park Com- 
missioners shall have power to connect any pub- 
lic nark, boulevard or drive wav under its contioi, 
with anv part of any incorporated city, town or 
village, by selecting and taking any connecting 
street or streets or part thereof, leading to such 

V *p\'ovided, that the streets so selected and taken 
so far as taken, shall be within the district oi 
-territory, the property of which shall be taxable 
for the maintain an ce of such park, and provided 
further, that the consent of the corporate authori- 
ties having control of any such street or streets, 
so far as selected and taken, and also the consent 
in writing of the owners of a majority of the 



frontage of the lots and lands abutting on such 
street or streets so far as taken, shall be first ob- 
tained. And provided further, that such con- 
nection or improvement shall embrace only such 
street or streets as are necessary to form one 
continuous improvement. 

§ 2. That such Board of Park Commis- 
sioners or such corporate authorities as are by 
law authorized to levy taxes or assessments for 
the maintenance of such parks, shall have power 
to improve such street or streets, in such manner 
as they may deem best ; and for that purpose 
they are hereby authorized to pay for the im- 
provement thereof ; and from time to time to 
levy or cause to be levied and collected a special 
tax or assessment on contiguous property abutt- 
ing upon such street so improved, for a sum of 
money not exceeding the estimated cost of such 
first improvement or improvements, as shall be 
ordered and estimated by such Board of Park 
Commissioners, but not for any subsequent re- 
pair thereof. And to that end such Board of 
Corporate Authorities shall have all the power 
and authority now and hereafter granted t > them 
respectively, relative to the levy, assessment 
and collection of taxes or assessments for corpor- 
ate purposes. " And such special taxes or assess- 
ments as are hereby authorized, may be divided 
into not exceeding four annual installments 
bearing interest at the rate of six per cent, per 
annum, from the date of confirmation until paid. 
And the said assessment or installment thereof, 
shall be collected and enforced in the same man- 
ner as is provided by law, for the collection and 
enforcement of other taxes or assessments for or 
on account of such corporate bodies or boaids, 
as aforesaid, so far as the same are applicable. 

§ 3. Such Park Board shall have the same 
power and control over the parts of streets taken 
under this act. as are or may be by law vested 
in them of and concerning the parks, boulevards 
or driveways under their control. 

S 4. In case any such street or parts there- 
of shall pass from the control of any such park 
board, the power and authority over the same 
granted or authorized by this act shall revert to 
the proper corporate authorities of such city, 
town or village respectively, as aforesaid. 

s 5 Any city, town or village in this State 
shall have full power and authority to invest any 
of such park boards with the right to control, 
improve and maintain any of the streets of such 
city town or village, for the purpose of carrying 
out the provisions of this act. 

s 6 Whereas, there is a necessity for the 
immediate construction of the improvements 
contemplated in this act, therefore an emergency 
exists,, and this act shall take effect and be in 
force from and after its passage. Approved 

A 5 l nd 9 'wnereas, the consent in writing of the 
owners of the majority of the frontage of the 
lots and lands abutting on said portion of We<st 
Adams street has been obtained, consent is 
herebv given and granted to the said Board oi 
West Park Commissioners to take, regulate, con- 
trol and fmprove the before described parts of 
West Adams street, respectively, in manner and 
form provided in the said act of the General As- 
sembly • and full power'and authority is hereby 
Granted to Board of Park Commissioners to 
take, regulate, control, and improve, and main- 
tain the parts of said street, to betaken as afore- 
said, for the purpose of carrying out the provi- 
vionsof the said act of the General Assembly 
and the following provisions : _ 

Provided, That the city of Chicago reserves to 
itself the right to enter upon said street at any 
and all times for the purpose of putting down, 
repairing, altering or moving sewer, gas and 

W provwIed, also, That private vehicles and con- 
veyances of all descriptions, when being used 
for pleasure riding, or driving, shall have equal 
rights and privileges in said street. 

Provided, also, That the said Board of Park 
Commissioners shall, as a part of their improve- 



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ment on such street, construct and maintain on 
each side thereof good walks lor the accommo- 
dation of all who may desire to walk to or from 
the parks. 

Aid. Rawleigh moved that the reports con- 
cerning boulevards be made the special order 
for the next regular meeting at 9.00 o'clock 
p.m. 

Aid. Everett moved to lay the motion on the 
table. 

The motion to table was lost by yeas and nays 
as follows ; 

Teas— Turner, Altpeter, Riordan, Lawler, 
Swift, Stauber, Lorenz, Meier, (16th Ward) Mc- 
Caffrey .Barrett, Jonas— 11. 

Nays— Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, Phelps, Clark, 
Mallory. Grannis, McAuley, Cullerton, McNally, 
Purcell, Smyth, Peevev, Eiszner, McNurney, 
Throop, Rawleigh, Everett, Knopf, Thompson, 
Waldo, Meyer, (15th Ward) Wetterer, McCor- 
mick— 24. 

Aid. Stauber moved to amend the motion of 
Aid. Rawleigh by making the hour 11.30 o'clock 
p.m. 

Aid. Rawleigh moved to lay the motion of Aid. 
Stauber on the table. 

Carried. 

The question then being on the motion of 
Aid. Rawleigh to make the subject a special or- 
der, it was lost by yeas and nays as follows, two 
thirds not agreeing : 

Feas--Dixon, Ballard, Phelps, Clark, Mallory, 
Grannis, McAuley. Cullerton, McNally, Purcell, 
Eiszner, McNurney, Throop, Rawleigh, Everett, 
Knopf, Thompson, Waldo, McCaffrey, Jonas, 
McCormick— 21. 

Nays— Sanders, Turner, Altpeter, Riordan, 
Lawler, Smyth, Peevey, Swift, Stauber, Lorenz, 
Meyer,) 15th Ward) Wetterer. Meier, (16th Ward) 
Barrett— 14. 

Aid. Lawler moved to reconsider the vote last 
taken. | 

Aid. Swift moved to lay the motion on the 
table. 

The motion to table was lost by yeas and nays 
as follows : 

Teas— Sanders, Turner, McAuley, Altpeter, 
Riordan, Smyth, Swift, Stauber, Lorenz, Meyer, 
Li5th Ward J, Meier, (lGth Ward) McCaffrey, 
Barrett— 13. 

Nays— Dixon, Ballard, Phelps, Clark, Mallory, 
Grannis, Cullerton, McNally, Lawler, Purcell, 
Peevey, Eiszner, McNurney, Throop, Rawleigh, 
Everett, Knopf, Thompson, Waldo, Wetterer, 
Jonas, McCormick. -22. 



The question then being on the motion to re- 
consider, it was agreed to by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Teas— Dixon. Ballard, Phelps, Clark, Mallory, 
Grannis, Cullerton, McNally, Lawler, Purcell. 
Eiszner, McNurney, Throop, Rawleigh, Everett, 
Knopf, Thompson, Waldo, Wetterer, Barrett, 
Jonas, McCormick— 22. 

Nays— Sanders, Turner, McAuley, Altpeter, 
Riordan, Smyth, Peevey, Swift, Stauber, Lorenz, 
Meyer, (lS'-li Ward] Meier, (16th Ward) Mc- 
Caffrey,— 13. 

Aid. Rawleigh moved that the ordinances con- 
cerning boulevards be made the speciai order for 
the next regular meeting, at 8 o'clock p. m . 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows, two-thirds not agreeing : 

Teas— Dixon, Ballard, Phelps, Clark, Mallory, 
Grannis, Cullerton, McNally, Lawler, Purcell, 
Peevey, Eiszner, McNurney, Throop, Rawleigh, 
Everett, Knopf, Thompson, Waldo, Wetterer, 
Barrett, Jonas, McCormick— 23. 

Nays— Sanders, Turner, McAuley, Altpeter, 
Riordan, Smyth, Swift, Stauber, Lorenz. Meyer 
[15th Ward], Meier [16th Ward,, McCaffrey— 12. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Cullerton present- 
ed a petition of property owners on the west side 
of State street, between Jackson and Twelfth 
streets, for relief from the assessment for widen- 
ing said street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Local Assess- 
ments. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the opinion of the 
Corporation Counsel concerning the State street 
assessment be taken from the files and referred 
to the Committee on Local Assessments. 

The motion prevailed. 

ADJOUKNMENl 

Aid. Dixon moved that the Council do now 
adjourn. 

The motion prevailed and the Council stood 
adjourned until Thursday, July 10, at 7.30 o'clock 
p. m. 

P. J. HOWARD, 

City Clerk, 



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ADJOURNED REGULAR MEETING. 



JULY lO, '1S79. 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 

Present-Aid Dixon, Ballard, Phelps, Mal- 
S',. Gr &S?\P aa SF.> McAuley, Cullerton, Alt- 
petei McNally, Riorclan, Lawler, Purcell 
SS™i Pee I e %. E iszner, Throop, Swift, Raw- 
eigli Everett, Knopf, Thompson, Stauber, Wal- 
feJSflS&SSft W ^ rd) Wetterer, Meier (letli 
M McCaffl "ey, Barrett, and His Honor the 

Absent— Aid. Tuley, Sanders, Clark, McNur- 
ney. Lorenz, Jonas, McCormick 
His Honor the Mayor in the Chair. 

adtonrn aWler m ° Ved that the Council do now 



follows m ° ti0ti prevailed l) y -veas and nays as 

ffiSSE&sgSiiSr ^ Ward) > WeS - 

fai/s-IMxon, Cullerton, Altpeter, Smyth 
g^znor, Throop, Swift, Rawleigh, Eve/ett 
Knopf, Thompson, Stauber, Meier, (16th Ward) 

And the Council stood adjourned. 

P. J. HOWARD, 

City Clerk. 



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Juiy 12,) 



97 



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CITY COUNCIL 



SPECIAL MEETING. 



CTTJOLY 12, 1879. 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 

Present-Aid. Dixon, Ballard, Phelps, Clark, 
Mallory Grannis, Turner, McAuley, Cullerton 
&£ e \ Mc ^Hy,. Kioiclan, Lawler PitrceU, 
SS^p^^ Eiszner, McNurney, Throop 
Swift, Rawleigh, Everett, Knopf, Thompson 
Stauber, Loreiiz, Waldo, Meyer (15th Ward) 
Wetterer Meier : (16th Ward), McCaffrey^ BarStt 
Jonas, Mccormick, and His Honor the Mayor. ' 

Absent— Aid. Tuley and Sanders. 

His Honor the Mayor in the chair. 



in? 6 CIeik 1Cad the followin g cal1 for the meet- 
To the City Clerk: 

hpt^^H^" 158 ^ the City Council will be 
held on baturday, July 12, at 7.30 p. m . for the 
purpose of receiving petitions, communications, 

P. S, Wetterer, 
A. C. Knopf, 
A. W. Wai,do, 
J. Jonas, 
Geo. B. Swift, 
A1/1 „ ,, A . Arthur Dixon. 

thtV»lf?m- e thp n m rai ? ?d thG POhlt ° f 0rdei ' tha t 

the call foi the meeting was not served in ac- 
cordance with the ordinance regulating cal s for 
special meetings ; in this regard, that he had 
been told that some Aldermen had receved thSr 
no £ces within twenty-four hours. ect;ivea Inen 

JFWftK^ that the point of ^derwas 

MINUTES. 

mw 00 D L xon "l ovefl that the reading of the 
SeeSnl. P ° Stponed until the next regular 
The motion prevailed . 



the h Co?nnr?tiSn e n« ted , a communication from 
tne uoipoiat on Counsel covering a resolution 
concerning the employment of lidney Smith 

adapted! 11161 ' 6011 m ° Ved that the ^solution be 

lows! m ° ti0n prevailed °y yeas and nays as fol- 

Feas-Dixon, Ballard, Clark. Mallory, Turner 

Thrnon ISffi £ eev ey, Eiszner, McNurney 
4i 110 op, otauher, Lorenz, Waldo, Mever fi^rh 
KS2 + W T elte rer, Meier, u'eth War a) Wcaffrey 
Barrett, Jonas, McCormick— 26. v,«u"ey. 

fJSSffitf&gg&P™- BaWMgh ' Ev " 

The following is the resolution as adopted • 

Whereas, Sidney Smith, Esq., has heretofore 

been employed and -acted 'as attorney for tif 

city in the suit against David A. Gage and his 

sureties on Gage's official bond as City Treasure? 

Se^SSfffp ??^? 01 / 8 ^nty.and also in 
tne Appelate Court, and, whereas, sdd suit is 
now pending in the Supreme Court therefore 

tro1fe? Z b?' ££?*£* May ° 1 1 ' and th * City Comp- 
troller be and they are. herebv authorized to 
retain Sidney Smith, Esq , as attorney for the 
city 111 the suit of the 'city of Chicago vs. Ml 
A. Gage, et al in the Supreme Court? 

tiSP&JSfhrn P resen t ed a communication from 
the Health Commissioner asking for an addition- 

woi? t P e?c P . nati ° n ° f mm f01 day »£ 

rn^nnVS!!^n 0n mo 7 e S l tllat " De referred to the 
S iP n ^ tlon C ou "sel for a written opinion as to 

app^Sti^V. 116 Cltyt ° make SUCh ;idditio » al 

Aid. Throop moved to amend the motion by 

adding thereto the Committee on Judicary Y 

♦hfmS" llerton acce P te « the amendment, and 
the motion as amended was 
Agreed to. 



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The Clerk presented the following commu- 
nication from His Honor the Mayor : 
Office of the Mayor of the 

City of Chicago : 

Gentlemen of the Common Council— 

When I entered upon the duties of this office 
I found the city without money to defray cur- 
rent expenses, and, thouyh having a boundless 
credit, yet being constitutionally prohibited from 
borrowing a dollar. Its only resource was to 
issue non -interest-bearing warrants upon the 
taxes to be collected. I found that this enforced 
upon the city, directly or indirectly, an annual 
loss of about $200,000. There seemed to be but 
one way to escape a continuance of this loss, 
which was to make an annual saving for several 
years. My predecessor had wisely, during the 
past year, restricted expenses to within 85 per 
cent, of the several appropriations. I resolved 
to imitate his example, although I knew it to be 
a more difficult matter, from the fact that four 
months of the year had been run on a basis of 
about 90 per cent, instead of 85. I gave orders 
to the several departments in accordance with 
this resolution. On the first of June I found that 
a law had been hurriedly passed restricting the 
issuance of warrants or scrip to 75 per cent, of the 
tax-levy The Corporation Counsel consulted 
with several leading lawyers, and gave me his 
opinion that this limitation operated upon the 
entire year of 1879. A law had also been passed 
to restrict the tax-levy hereafter to 2 per cent, 
exclusive of a levy for the payment of bonds or 
interest thereon. The last valuation in Chicago 
was in round numbers $130,000,000. On this a 
levy of 2.86 per cent, realized $3,777,000. Of tills 
about 51 per cent, was for interest ; the remain- 
der, $2 . 35, was for general purposes. This brings 
in about $3,100,000. Hereafter, the valuation re- 
maining the same, we will be able to raise only 
$2,620,000, and will be able to issue scrip only to 
75 per cent, of the levy. The city has no control 
whatever over the valuations. If these increase 
by increased growth, increased expenses will 
follow pari passu. I determined to live within 
the requirements of the law. It has been urged 
that the city had a hope of large collections 
from back taxes. I felt that, having no power to 
borrow, it would be unsafe to base expenditures 
upon any other than recognized resources ; that, 
if these hoped-for collections came in, we could 
use them for an earlier escape from the scrip 
infliction. Influenced by these facts, I issued 
instructions to the several city departments as 
follows : 

Mayor's Office, I 
June 9, 1879. | 
M. Bennee, Chief Fire Department: 

By reason of an Act of the General Assembly 
of the State of Illinois, approved May 31, 1879, 
and entitled " An Act to provide for the manner 
of issuing warrants upon the Treasurer of any 
county, township, city, school district, or other 
municipal corporation, and jurors certificates," 
and which will be in force on the first day of 
July next, and which, among other things, pro- 
vides that warrants " may be drawn and issued 
" against and in anticipation of the collection of 
" taxes already levied by said authorities for the 
"payment of the ordinary and necessary ex- 
" expenses of any such municipal corporation 
" to the extent of seventy-five per centum of the 
" total amount.of said tax -levy " ; and it being 
the opinion of the Law Department that this 
Act will not permit warrants to be drawn upon 
the treasury, and in anticipation of the taxes 
heretofore mentioned, greater in amount than 
seventv-five per centum of the appropriation 
authorized for the defraying of the city govern- 
ment, you will, therefore, restrict the expendi- 
tures of your Department to the amount pre- 
scribed by the law aforesaid , till further orders 
from this office. 

Carter H. Harrison, 

Mayor. 



I found great difficulty in having these instruc- 
tions properly followed in the Police and in the 
Fire Departments. I consulted with their heads, 
and suggested the necessity of reducing the sala- 
ries of the men to $850 per annum, as in 1878. It 
was thought that an enforced reduction would 
have a demoralizing effect. I, therefore, gave 
instructions to the heads of these two depart- 
ments to submit the matter to the men, and en- 
deavor to reach an agreed solution of the ques- 
tion. It was found that in the Police Depart- 
ment this reduction would not be sufficient. It 
was then agreed, with what I was informed 
approached to unanimity, that the salaries 
should be reduced, and that a fixed number 
of men should be by turns furloughed, and 
thus reduce the expense to within the legal re- 
quirements. When I came to the Fire Depart- 
ment I found the difficulty still greater than in 
the Police. The companies were already re- 
duced to a minimum for efficiency. It was im- 
possible to discharge or furlough men without 
crippling a company. To discharg • or furlough 
whole companies would be an unjust discrimina- 
tion against the locality in which such companies 
were placed. The Marshal seemed unwilling to 
enforce reductions of salaries, pleading that he 
was under heavy bonds ; that he was not con- 
vinced of the necessity for the thing ; and that 
he wanted to look into the law. I informed him 
that I had based my instructions upon the opin- 
ion of the Law Department, and that it was 
sufficient authority for me ; that if it was neces- 
sary for him to look into the law I feared I 
might have to get some one else in his plac^, 
who would not care to look into the law. This 
hint seemed to have had the desired effect. Mr. 
Benner at once set to work to find how he cou'd 
best effect the necessary reduction which I told 
him must be done. ; - 

A few days later, somewhere between the 15th 
and the 20th of June, Mr. Benner submitted to 
me his figures. I did not take a copy of them, 
and have since been unable to get them. His 
plan was to discontinue the erection of engine- 
houses and to reduce several items of expense 
to a safe minimum, he, Benner, asserting that 
he could not make other reductions without 
danger. But these reductions still left the ne- 
cessity for a reduction of salaries by about 7 per 
cent, "for the remaining months of the year, in- 
cluding the month of June. I told him to leave 
out the month of June, as it was already partly 
run, and to fix the percentage from Julyl. He 
agreed to this. I then ins ructed him to get his 
accurate figures, and to goto each of the engine- 
houses to explain the necessity of the thing and 
the circumstances in which the city was placed ; 
to explain that the law was passed long after the 
passage of the appropriation ordinance ; that 
the city authorities were not responsible for it ; 
that we could not bridge over the matter because 
next year we would be placed in a still worse 
position. I gave him figures as to the valuations 
and past and prospective levy, so that he might 
make his explanations more clear. He promised 
to obey these orders I will here state that Mr. 
Benner and myself had discussed already the 
possible effect of an enforced assent on the part 
of his force, he informing me that a distinguished 
lawyer had, in a previous year, told many of his 
men that, when they were forced by threats of 
discharge to agree to a reduction, they could 
then sue and recover from the city their full pay. 
We discussed the necessity of this thing coming 
from his men as a voluntary assent, and not an 
enforced one. Mr. Benner also informed me 
that he was averse to forcing his men ; that they 
had already been disproportionately cut down. 
It has been charged by misinformed persons 
and bv newspapers that I directed Mr. Benner 
to do a thing which I ought to have done myself ; 
that it was my place to make the reduction, but 
I had not the courage to act. To correct these 
assertions, I will here say that the Mavor^an 
order a department through its Chief and that 



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such Chief cannot be enforced to obey such 
order. The Mayor can advise and instruct, or 
order, but he cannot enforce. The power of ap- 
pointment and removal is his only power over 
the Marshal. This power is given him for the 
very purpose of ena> ling him to keep the heads 
of the several departments in accord with him 
It this power be taken from him. he becomes a 
mere figure-head, with much leisure, and no 
power to do good except by simple advice. He 
has no other power over the expenditures in the 
several departments except by refusing to sign 
warrants for the payment of debts contracted bv 
the departments. This you will see by the fol- 
lowing opinion of the Corporation Counsel : 
Hon. Carter H. Harrison, Mayor &c. 

Sir:— In view of the fact that there seems to 
be a misunderstanding in the public mind, as to 
your power to bring about any reduction, which 
on account of recent legislation, and the finan- 
cial condition of the city, may be necessary, in 
the wnges of firemen as fixed by the appropria- 
tion ordinance, you have asked m • to present 
concisely, and for the information of the public 
the legal aspect of the matter. 
The ordinance passed August 12, 1875, provides : 
Section " ihe Fire Marshal shall appoint 
and remove, at his pleasure, with the concur- 
rence of the Mayor, all his assistant marshals, 
and the said fiie marshal shall appoint, and re- 
move, at his pleasure, with the concurrence of 
the first and second assistant marshals, all fire- 
men belonging to the department." 
It will be seen from the foregoing that the 
power of removing firemen is conferred exclu- 
sively on the fire marshal, witli the concurrence 
of the first and second assistant marshals, and 
tne Mayor has no power to remove firemen be- 
low the marshals. 

Sec. 7 of the ordinance provides that " the sal- 
.. a i* ie ^ , of all members of said fire department 
shall be fixed in the annual appropriation bill, 
or by ordinance." ' 

When a reduction of expenses in the fire de- 
partment becomes necessary, from any cause it 
can only be accomplished in oneof'twowavs 
viz : by a reduction of salaries as fixed in the 
appropriation bill, or by ordinance, or bv a re- 
duction of the number of men employed i n 
case the letter mode cannot be employed with- 
out crippling the force in such degree as to im- 
pair its usefulness, resort must be had to the for- 

Unless the firemen voluntarily consent to a re- 
duction in salaries, salaries can only be reduced 
by discharging them, and employing others in 
their stead, at lower salaries. 

This can only be done as above stated, by the 
fire marshal, with the concurrence of his first and 
second assistants, and the only power which the 
Mayor has in the premises is his influence, if any 
with the fire marshal and his assistants, to cause 
them by the exercise of the power which thev 
possess under the ordinance, to bring about the 
necessary reduction of the expenses of the de- 
partment. 

Francis Adams, 

Corporation Counsel. 

After giving my instructions to Mr. Benner I 
had no doubt they were being carried out, and I 
fully expected that the necessary reductions 
would be inaugarated on the first of this month. 
To my surprise, on that day I received the fol- 
lowing communication : 

Office of the Fire Marshal, I 

To Jf} e Hon Carter H. Harrison, May or J We 

City of Chicago: 

SF l - ?^ ^'towing order has been duly pro- 
mulgated m this department, to wit : 

Office of the Fire Marshal ) 

Tom* cm«f tu m aS& Jnne 26 ' im - ' 

Sin.:— You will ascertain the number of mem- 
bers (by companies) of the department, compris- 
ing your battalion, who are willing to serve in 



their respective positions during the coming six 
months ot the present fiscal year, at a reduction 
of five per cent, from the salary -appropriated to 
each, for said time, and report the same to me, 
on or betore Monday, June 30 inst. 
M. Benner, 
Fire Marshal and Chief of Brigade. 
The following is the result of the reports of the 
several battalion officers, viz • 

Number in favor of reduction 3 

Number opposed to the reduction ... 344 
Absent on account of sickness or furlough 5 

Total 352 

Respectfully submitted 
M. Benner, 
Fire Marshal and Chief of Brigade. 
I could not see Mr. Benner that day, nor . n the 
following though I called at his office three 
times. On tne 3d I saw him. and remarked that 
he seemed to have lost his influence over his men 
He promptly answered in substance that he had 
as much as ever when he chose to exercise it I 
rejoined that he seemed unable to get but three 
ot his men to agree with his ideas of reduction 
of salaries He replied that he had not thought 
it proper that he should try to influence them I 
give the substance of our conversation, and not 
the precise language During the day I learned 
from firemeh that they had been advised from 
above to vote " No." I them saw Mr. Benner 
again and told him what I had heard. He denied 
that he had given such advice, but admitted that 
an Alderman had visited the engine houses and 
advised the men to vote "No." In reply to mv 
question if he had endeavored to counteract the 
Alderman s influence he said that he had not : 
that he had not thought it proper that lie should 
do so. I then asked him if he had uone to the 
engine-houses and < xplained the matter as I had 
instructed him to do. He replied that he had 
not ; that he had not thought it proper to do so 
I thus found myself face to face with the fact 
that as Mayor, I was responsible to the people 
for the proper management of the affairs of the 
city ; that the tire Marshal, through wh<-m alone 
1 could do anything in connection with this de- 
partment, openly and avowedly refused to fol- 
low my instructions, permitting others to influ- 
ence his men in opposition to what I had thought 
necessary for the Department, and that, too, 
when he had agreed with me as to the necessity 
and then avowing that he had not thought it 
proper that he should counteract such influence. 
I felt it advisable to bring Mr. Benner to a proper 
conception of what, as the head of the Depart- 
ment he owed his legal and constituted head, 
the Mayor of the city. I had but one consistent 
course to pursue. I addressed Mr. Benner a let- 
ter, of which the following is a copy : 

Mayor's Office, j 
nx t> ^ Chicago. July 3, 1879. » 

M. Benner, Esq., ' 

Fire TVX&vsTifil • 
Sir— On the 9th day of June, instructions 
from this office was issued to you to restrict the 
expenditures of your department to the amount 
prescribed by the law, approved May 31,1879 
limiting the issuance of warrants drawn and 
issued 111 anticipation of the collection of taxes 
already levied to seventy-five per cent, of the 
total amount of said tax-levy. 

At different times since that, I have been in 
consultation with you as to the mode of restric- 
tion to be carried out by you. You drew up and 
presented to me plans, which, among other 
things contained, are based upon a reduction of 
the salaries of your force to the amount of five 
per cent, upon each fireman's salary 

I then requested, and instructed you, to visit 
each one of the stations or engine-houses, to 
explain to the men the necessity of the act, and 
topersude them to agree to the reduction by 
voluntary action You promised me to do so. 
On the first day of this month you addressed me 
a communication to the effect that the matter 



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had been laid before the battalion, that three 
had voted in favor of the reduction, and three 
hundred and forty-five against it, and five were 
absent. , - 

To-day you informed me that vou had not 
visited the stations as I had instructed you to 
do, that you did not think it proper you should 
influence the men, and admitted that one of the 
Aldermen had visited the stations, and had ad- 
vised the men to vote against the reduction, and 
you admitted that you had not endeavored to 
counteract the influence of said Alderman. 

As it is absolutely necessary that the heads of 
the different departments should be in accord 
with this office, as to the policy of expenditures 
in running the city government, in their respect- 
ive departments, and as you seem so averse to 
bringing yourself in Lo such accord, I now notify 
you that your resignation will be immediately 
accepted. 

Carter H. Harrison, 

Mayor. 
In a few minutes I received the following re- 
ply : 

Chicago, July 3, 1879. 
Hon. Carter H. Harrison, 

Mayor of the City of Chicago : 
Sir— I have the honor to acknowledge the re- 
ceipt of your letter, requesting my resignation as 
Fire Marshal, to take effect at once, and would 
respectfully state that I have taken the matter 
under advisement. 

Respectfully yours, 

M. Benner, Fire Marshal. 
I was deeply paii ed by this. Mr. Benner was 
my political friend. I had helped get him in his 
place. He had been my warm political adher- 
ent. I had never for a moment dreamed < f not 
reappointing aim at the expiration of his term. 
But he had disobeyed me in the past, and now 
defied me. Personally, I was a simple, humble 
citizen ; officially. I was the head of a great city, 
and, ms such, owned its people a demand for offi- 
cial respect I immediately sent Mr. Benner a 
letter, ot which the following is a true copy : 

Chicago, July 3, 1879. 
M. Benner, Esq., 

Fire Marshal : 
Sir— I am in receipt of your letter of this date, 
in answer to my letter of same date, requesting 
vour resignation of the office you hold, in which 
you state that you have taken the matter under 
advisement. 

Under the circumstances, I now notify you, 
that you are hereby discharged from said office, 
and that you will turn over your office to Mr. I). 
J. Swenie, who will assume control of the De- 
partment at once. 

Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 

Mayor. 
Gentlemen of the Common Council, as the 
Mayor of the City of Chicago, could I have done 

Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 

Mayor. 



Aid. McCaffrey moved that the council do> 
disapprove of the action of the Mayor in remov- 
ing Fire Marshal Benner, and. on his motion, 
demanded the yeas and nays. 

Aid. Lawler presented a preamble and reso- 
lution adopted at a meeting of citizens, concern- 
ing the removal of Fire Marshal Benner, which 
was 
Placed on file. 

Aid. Clark presented a petition of underwriters 
concerning the removal of Fire Marshal Benner, 
which was 
Placed on file. 

Aid. Wetterer presented a preamble and reso- 
lution adopted at a meeting of citizens concern- 
ing the remoyal of Fire Marshal Benner, which 
was 
Placed on file . 

Aid. Waldo called for the previous question 
which the Council refused to order by yeas and 
nays as follows : 

Yeas— Dixon, Smyth, Eiszner, McNurney, 
Throop, Swift, Rawleigh, Everett, Knopf, Stau- 
ber, Loienz, Waldo, Meier, (16th Ward,) McCaf- 
frey,— 14. 

iVai/s— Ballard, Phelps, Clark, Mallory, Gran- 
nis. Turner, McAuley, Cullerton, Altpeter, Mc- 
Nally, Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, Peevey, Thomp- 
son, Meyer, (15th Ward) Wetterer, Barrett, 
Jonas, McConnick— 20. 
After debate 

Aid. Smyth called for the previous question 
and the call was sustained. 

The question then being on the motion of Aid. 
McCaffrey "that that the Council do disapprove 
of the action of the Mayor in removing Fire 
Marshal Benner," the yeas and nays were taken 
and the motion prevailed by the following vote r 
Feas--Dixon, Ballard. Phelps, Clark, Mallory, 
Grannis, Turner, McAuley, Altpeter, Lawler, 
Purcell, Smyth, Eiszner, McNurney, Throop, 
Swift, Rawleigh, Everett, Knopf, Thompson, 
Stauber, Loienz, Waldo, Wetterer, Meier, (16th 
Ward,) McCaffrey, Jonas, McCormick— 28. 

iVaj/s~Cullertoh, McNally, Riordan, Peevey, 
Meyer, (15th Ward) Barrett— 6. 

AD JOURNMENl . 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the Council do now 

The motion prevailed and the Council stood 
adjourned. 

P. J. HOWARD, 

City CUrM .. 



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CITY COUNCIL 



REGULAR MEETING. 



J"CJXi3T 1<£, 1879, 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 

Present— Aid. Dixon, Ballard, Clark, Mallory, 
Grannis, Turner, McAuley, Cullerton, Altpeter 
Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, Eisz- 
ner McNurney, Throop, Swift, Eawleigh, Ever- 
ett, Knopf, Thompson, Stauher, Lorenz, Waldo, 
fe^'ni 1 ^ Lh « War ^ Wetterer, Meier, (16th 
TV aid) McCaffrey, Barrett, Jonas, McCormick, 
and His Honor the Mayor. 

Mc^ali n£-Ald ' Tuley ' Sanders ' Phelps, and 
His Honor the Mayor in the Chair. 

MINUTES. 

Aid. Dixon moved that the minutes of the 
regular meeting held July 7, the adjourned 
meeting held July 10, and of the special meeting 
held July 12, be approved without being read 

The motion prevailed. 

REPORTS OF CITY OFFICERS. 

The Clerk presented a communication from 
ins Honor the Mayor, covering names of per- 
sons pardoned from the House of Correction 
during the week endi g July 12, 1879, which was 

-Placed on file. 

The Comptroller submitted a report in answer 
to a resolution offered by Aid. Stauber, showing 
the amount of money to the credit of the School 
Tax J und July 12, 1879, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Schools. 

The Commissioner of Public Works submitted 
a report 111 answer to a resolution offered bv Aid. 
Cullerton, asking by what authority a rail road 
track is laid on Morgan street, stating that one 
ot the conditions under which the subdivision 
of Greene's South Branch Addition to Chicago 
was made being as follows : "Reserving the 



right tc 1 lay down and maintain one or more 
railroad tracks, in each of the streets laid out 
m said addition, together with all necessary 
switches, turnouts and turntables." ^^i 
on Ai Cullerton moved tn at the report be placed 
The motion prevailed. 

TheCommissonerof Public Works submitted 
a report covering an ordinance repealing 
ordinances and annulling assessments for the 
anTpoflSeef Michigan street ' Lake stree t 

Aid. Dixon moved that the ordinance be 
passed . 

By unanimous consent the ordinance was put 
upon its passage and passed by yeas and nays as 

Yeas -Dixon Ballard. Clark, Mallory Grannis 
Turner, McAuley, Cullerton, Altpeter. Riordan 
Lawler, Smyth Peevey, Eiszner. McNurney 
Throop, Swift, Rawleigh, Everett, Knopf! 
Thompson, Lorenz, McCaffrey, Jonas, McCor- 
mick — 25. 

Nays— None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed : 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 

of Chicago. y 

Section 1 . That the ordinance entitled " An 
ordinance for the improvement of Lake street 
from Fifth avenue to Market Street," passed 
January 18, 1878 ; the ordinance entitled, "An 
ordinance for the improvement of Polk street 
from State street to Polk street bridge," passed 
January 18, 1878, and the ordinance entitled, "An 
ordinance for the improvement of Michigan 
street from North State street to forty feet east 
of Dearborn avenue.ipassed September 2, 1878, 
be, and the same are hereby repealed, and that 
the assessments made under the provisions of 
said ordinances numbered respectfully 3 157 
3,158, and 3,23q, oe, andrfije same are hereby an- 
nulled. ..-..int 7 

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Sec. 2. That the Comptroller he, and he is 
hereby directed to refund all moneys paid to 
him on account of said warrants. 

Sec. 3. This ordinance shall be in force from 
and after its passage.- 

ALSO. 

A report and ordinance for six inch drains on 
Twenty-fifth street,from Prairie avenue to Calu- 
met avenue. . .,, 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Am. 
Clark, the ordinance was put upon its passage 
and passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yecw-Dixon, Ballard. Clark, Mallory, Grannis, 
Turner, McAuley, Cullerton. Altpeter, Riordan, 
Lawler, Smyth, Peevey, Eiszner, McNurney , 
Throop Swift, Rawleigh, Everett, Knopf, 
Thompson, Lorenz, McCaffrey, Jonas, Mccor- 
mick— 25. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for water service pipes 
on Desplaines street,fromWest Madison street to 
Fulton street. ■ . . ., __^ 

By unanimous consent on motion of Aid. Mc- 
Nurney the ordinance was put upon its passage 
and passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Feas— Dixon, Ballard, Clark, Mallory, Grannis, 
Turner, McAuley, Cullerton, Altpeter, Riordan, 
Lawler, Smyth, Peevey, Eiszner, McNurney, 
Throop, Swift, Rawleigh, Everett, Knopf, 
Thompson, Lorenz, McCaffrey, Jonas, McCor- 
mick— 25. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for grading and pay- 
ng South Water street, from Michigan avenue to 
Central avenue. ■ • ■ . 

By unanimous consent on motion of Aid. Dix- 
on the ordinance was put upon its passage and 
passed bv yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas- -Dixon, Ballard, Clark, Mallory, Gran- 
nis, Turner, McAuley, Cullerton, Altpeter, Rior- 
dan, Lawler, Smyth, Peevey, Eiszner, McNur- 
ney, Throop. Swift, Rawleigh, Everett, Knopf, 
Thompson, Lorenz, McCaffrey, Jonas, McCor- 
mick— 25. * 

Nays-- None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for curbing, grading 
and paving Division street from, North Clark 
street to North Branch Canal bridge. 

By unanimous consent on motion of Aid. wet- 
terer the ordinance was put upon its passage and 
passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Dixon, Ballard. Clark, Mallory, Gran- 
nis, Turner, McAuley, Cullerton, Altpeter, Rior- 
dan, Lawler, Smyth. Peevey, Eiszner, McNur- 
ney Throop, Swift, Rawleigh, Everett, Knopf, 
Thompson, Lorenz, McCaffrey, Jonas, McCor- 
mack,— 25. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for grading and pay- 
ing Canalport avenue, from Halsted street to 
West Twenty-second street. 

By unanimous consent on motion of Aid. Cul- 
lerton the ordinance was put upon its passage 
and passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Dixon, Ballard, Clark, Mallory, Gran- 
nis, Turner, McAuley, Cullerton, Altpeter, Rior- 
dan, Lawler, Smyth, Peevey, Eiszner, McNur- 
ney. Throop, Swift, Rawleigh, Everett, Knopf, 
Thompson, Lorenz, McCaffrey, Jonas, Mcoor- 
mick-25. 

Nays— None. 



A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of Twenty-fifth street from Stewart avenue 
to Sanger street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. lur- 
ner, the ordinance was put upon its passage and 
passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Dixon, Ballard, Clark, Mallory, Gran- 



nis, Turner, McAuley, Cullerton, Altpeter, Rior- 
dan, Lawler, Smyth, Peevey, Eiszner, McNur- 
ney, Throop, Swift, Rawleigh, Everett, Knopf, 
Thompson, Lorenz, McCaffrey, Jonas, McCor- 
mick— 25. 
Nays— None. 

ALSO. 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on the 
south side of Mulligan street.from Ashland ave- 
nue to Jones street. . ... Mn 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Mc- 
Auley, the ordinance was put upon its passage 
and passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Feos- Dixon, Ballard, Clark, Mallory, Gran- 
nis, Turner, McAuley, Cullerton, Altpeter, Rior- 
dan, Lawler, Smyth, Peevey, Eiszner ^McNur- 
ney Throop, Swift, Rawleigh, Everett, Knopf, 
Thompson, Lorenz, McCaffrey, Jonas, McCor- 
mick,— 25. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO. 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on the 
east side of Paulina street, from a point six hun- 
dred feet north of South Branch of Chicago riv- 
er to Blue Island avenue. 

Bv unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Alt- 
peter, the ordinance was put upon its passage 
and passed py yeas and nays as follows : 

Feas-Dixon, Ballard' Clark, Mallory, Gran- 
nis. Turner, McAuley, Cullerton, Altpeter, Rior- 
dan, Lawler, Smyth, Peevey, Eiszner, McNur- 
ney Throop. Swift, Rawleigh, Everett, Knopf, 
Thompson, Lorenz, McCaffrey, Jonas, McCor- 
mick, —25. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO. 

A report and ordinance for five lamp posts on 
West Sixteenth street from Morgan street to 
Brown street. .. „ .,, 

Bv unanimous consent, on Amotion of Aid. 
Riordan, the ordinance was put upon its passage 
and passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

FeaS-Dixon; Ballard, Clark, Mallory, Gran- 
nis Turner, McAuley, Cullerton, Altpeter, Rior- 
dan, Lawler. Smyth, Peeyey Eiszner, McNur- 
nev ThrooD. Swift, Rawleigh, Everett, Knopf, 
Thompson, "Lorenz, McCaffrey, Jonas, McOor- 
mick,— 25. 

Nays— None. 

The Clerk presented the report of the Com- 
missioners to make estimate for curbing and 
Saving La Salle street in front of sundry lots, 
from Monroe street to Adams street. 

Aid Dixon 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 esti- 
mate for grading and paving Desplaines street, 
IS front of sundry lots, from West Monroe street 

^Ahf McNurney 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 esti- 
mate for curbing, grading, and paving North 
avenue, from North Clark street to North Branch 

0f A^a! C Wettere e r 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 esti- 
mate for curbing, grading and paving Michigan 
street, in front of sundry lots, from North Clark 
street to North Wells street. 

Aid. Jonas moved that the report be ap- 



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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 Ada street, 
trom West Kandolph street to Hubbard street. 

Aid. Swift 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 Ogden ave- 
nue, from Warren avenue to West Adams street. 

Aid. Everett moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO. 

The report of the Commissi oners to make esti- 
mate for sidewalK on both sides of Morgan 
street, from West Harrison street to West Erie 
street. 

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 esti- 
mate for filling Hermitage avenue, from West 
Polk street to York street. 

Aid. Rawleigh 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 filling West Polk street, from Ash- 
land avenue to Wood street. 

Aid Evereft moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the orde,- thereto attached be 
passed. 

The n otion prevailed. 

ALSO. 

The report of the Commissioners to make esti- 
mate for filling West Tayior street, from Robey 
street to Oakley avenue. 

Aid. Rawleigh 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 filling Flournoy street, from Robey 
street to Leavitt street. 

Aid. Everett 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 filling DeKalb street, from Leavitt 
street to Flournoy street. 

Aid. Rawleigh moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 



The report of the Commissioners to make esti- 
mate for filling Paulina street, from West Polk 
street to York street. 

Aid. Everett moved that the report be approv- 
ed and the order thereto attached be passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO. 

The report of the Commissioners to make esti- 
mate for filling Wood street, from West Polk 
street to York street. 

Aid. Rawleigh 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 filling Wood street, from West Harrison 
street to We-t Congress street. 

Aid Everett moved that the report be approv- 
ed, and that the order thereto attached be passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make esti- 
mate for filling Hoyne avenue, from West Harri- 
son street to De Kalb street 

Aid. Rawleigh 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 filling Flournoy street, from Leavitt 
street to Oakley avenue. 

Aid. Everett 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 filling Lexington street, from Hoyne 
avenue to Leavitt street.' 

Aid. Rawleigh 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 filling Evergreen place, from Leavitt 
street to Oakley avenue. 

Aid. Everett 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 filling Marshfield street, from West 
Polk street to 328 feet north of West Polk street. 

Aid. Rawleigh 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 filling Kendall street, from West Polk 
street to West Taylor street. 

Aid. Everett 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 filling West Taylor street, from Laflin 
street to Ashland avenue. 

Aid. Rawleigh 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 filling Wood street, from West Polk 
street to West Eighteenth street. 

Aid. Everett 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 mnke esti- 
mate for filling West Polk street from Irving 
avenue to Robey street. 

Aid. Rawleigh moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 



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The report of the Commissioners to make esti- 
mate for filling Leavitt street, from West Harri- 
son street to West Taylor street. 

Aid. Everett moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Commissioner of Public Works presented 
a report covering an ordinance repealing an or- 
der for appointment of street inspectors. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Thompson, the ordinance was put upon its pas- 
sage and passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Dixon, Ballard, Clark, Mallory, Grannis, 
Turner, McAuley, Cullerton, Altpeter. Riordan, 
Lawler, Smyth, Peevey, Eiszner, McNurney, 
Throop, Rawleigh, Everett, Knopf, Stauber, Lo- 
renz, Meyer, (15th Ward) Wetterer, McCaffrey, 
Barrett, Jonas, McCormick— 27. 

Nays— Swift, Thompson— 2. 

The following is the ordinance as passed : 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 

Chicago: 

Section 1. That the order passed June 3, 
1878, in relation to the appointment of inspectors 
of street improvements be, and the same is, 
hereby repealed. 

Sec. 2. This ordinance shall be in force from 
and after its passage. 

The Clerk presented the official bond of Ma- 
thias Benner, Fire Marshal, in the penal sum of 
twenty-five thousand dollars, signed by Mathias 
Benner, and Levi Z. Leiter, Louis Haas, M. W. 
Powell and James A'. Kirk as sureties. 

Aid. Thompson moved that the bond be ap- 
proved. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Feas—Dixon, Ballard, Clark, Mallory, Gran- 
nis, Tinner, McAuley, Altpeter, Lawler, Smyth, 
Peevey, Eiszner, McNurney, Throop, Swift, 
Rawleigh, Everett, Knopf, Thompson, Stauber, 
Lorenz, Waldo, Wetterer, Meier, (16th Ward) 
McCaffrey, Jonas, McCormick— 27. 

Nays— Cullerton, Riordan, Meyer (15th Ward), 
Barrett— 4. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Cullerton of the 
Committee on Judiciary, to whom was referred a 
communicalion from the Health Commissioner, 
asking an additional appropriation, etc., sub- 
mitted a report recommending the passage of an 
accompanying ordinance. 

Aid. Cullerton moved to concur in the report 
and pass the ordinance. 

By unanimous consent, the ordinance was put 
upon its passage and passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas— Dixon, Ballard, Clark, Mallory. Gran- 
nis, Turner, McAuley, Cullerton. Altpeter, Rior- 
dan, Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, Eiszner, 
McNurney, Throop, Swift, Rawleigh, Everett, 
Knopf, Thompson, Stauber, Lorenz, Waldo, 
Meyer. (15th Ward) Wetterer, Meier, (16th 
Ward) McCaffrey, Barrett, Jonas, McCormick- - 
32. 

Nays— None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed : 
Be it ordained, by the City Council of the City of 

Chicago: 

Section 1. That the Comptroller of the City 
of Chicago be, and he hereby is. directed and 
empowered to place to the credit of the Depart- 
ment of Health, the sum of twelve thousand 
(12,000) dollars, the same, or so much thereof as 
may be necessary, to be taken from such funds 
in the treasury, as are not otherwise appropriat- 
ed. 

Sec. 2. This ordinance shall be in force from 
and after its passage. 



By unanimous consent, Aid. Altpeter present- 
ed the remonstrance of Con Griffin and five oth- 
ers, against the planking of West Twenty-second 
street, from Morgan street to Centre avenue,, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, W. D. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Peevey presented 
an order authorizing John Lomasney to erect a 
bridge gate at Lake street bridge, and moved its 
passage. 

The motion prevailed . 

The following is the order as passed. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works is hereby directed to permit John Lomas- 
ney to erect, at his own expense, his patent 
bridge gate, on the approach to Lake street 
bridge ; provided, that said Lomasney shall enter 
into a good and sufficient bond, to be approved 
by said Commissioner, to save the city harmless 
from any and all damage that may arise or grow 
out of the erection of such gate, and for the re- 
moval of such gate, when ordered to do so by 
the proper authority. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Wetterer present- 
ed a remonstrance against the assessment for 
paving North Wells street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, N. D. 

Bv unanimous consent, Aid. Wetterer present- 
ed a remonstrance of property owners against 
cindering North Halsted street, from Clybourn 
avenue to Division street, and asking that said 
portion of said street be paved, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, N. D. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Stauber presented 
a petition for a sewer on Fox place, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, W. D. 

By unanimous consent. Aid. Turner present- 
ed a petition for water main on Dashiel street, 
from Thirty-third street to Thirty -fourth street, 
which was „ ^ 

Referred to the Committee on Fire and Water 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Dixon presented 
a communication from the Burlington Manufac- 
turing Co., asking the adoption of blue marble 
for use in the City Hall, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Public Build- 
ings. 

By unanimous consent Aid. Swift presented 
a communication from Knights Templar, asking 
the use of a portion of Lake Park for their tri- 
ennial conclave in 1880, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Wharves and 
Public Grounds. 

By unanimous consent, Aid Jonas of the Com- 
mittee on Police, to whom was referred the ap- 
pointment of Logan D. Wallace as Police Magis- 
trate, S. D., submitted a report recommending 
that the appointmentment be concurred in. 

Aid. Lawler moved to concur in the appoint- 
ment. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas— Dixon, Ballard, Clark, Mallory, Gran- 
nis, McAuley, Cullerton, Altpeter, Riordan, 
Lawler, Purcell, Smyth. Peevey, Eiszner, Mc- 
Nurney, Throop, Swift, Rawleigh, Everett, 
Knopf, Thompson, Stauber, Lorenz, Waldo, Mey- 
er [15th Ward], Wetterer, Meier, [16th Ward], 
Barrett, Jonas, McCormick— 30. 

Nays— None. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Jonas, of the Com- 
mittee on Police, to whom was referred the re- 
port of the General Superintendent of Police, for 



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the quarter ending March 31, 1879, submitted a 
report recommending that it be placed on file. 

Aid. Jonas moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Jonas of the Com- 
mittee on Police, to whom was referred an order 
permitting hacks to stand under the Milwaukee 
avenue viaduct, submitted a report recommend- 
ing "That the hackmen be allowed to occupy 
" the vacant street adjoining the railroad depot, 
" and under the Milwaukee avenue viaduct, up- 
" on the arrival of trains at said depot, situated 

• at the corner Clinton street and Carroll ave- 
'• nue." 

Aid, Lawler moved to concur in the report. 
Tiie motion prevailed. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Jonas of the Com- 
mittee on Police, to whom was referred the peti- 
tion of Rev S. Taylor, for use of old Union 
street police station, submitted a report recom- 
mending " that the Superintendent of Police or 
•' C imptroller be. and he is hereby, directed to 
" grant Rev. Steffen Taylor permission to use the 
" old police station on Union street, for uhuroh 

* and Sunday school purposes, until otherwise 
" ordered." 

Aid Jonas moved to concur in the report. 
The motion prevailed. 

By unanimous eonsent. Aid. Jonas, of the 
Committee on Police, to whom was referred a 
communication from His Honor the Mayor ap- 
pointing Jeremiah Flynn, Bailiff of the South 
Division Police Court, Win .J Clingen, Cle'k of 
the South Division Police Court, John Biom 
Clerk West Division Police Court, and William 
Wnalen, Bailiff West Division Police Court, sub- 
' nutted a report'recommending that the appoint- 
ments be concurred in. 

Aid. Jonas moved that the appointments be 
concurred in. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas— Dixon, Ballard, Clark, Mallory, Grannis. 
Turner, McAuley, Cullert.n, Altpet-r, Kiordan, 
Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, Eiszner, 
ihroop, Swift, Rawleigh, Everett, Knopf 
inompson, Stauber, Lorenz. Waldo, Meyer, (15th 
Ward), Wetterer. Meier, (16th Ward)' Barrett, 
Jonas, McCormick— 30. 

iVays-None. 



Aid. Rawleigh moved that the rules be sus- 
pended for the purpose of taking up the ordi- 
nance consenting that the Board of West Park 
Commissioners may control, etc., West Washing- 
ton street. 

Aid. Stauber moved that the motion be laid on 
the table. 

The motion to table was lost by yeas and nays 
as follows : 

Feas-Cullerton, Altpeter, Swift, Everett, 
™ a A lb £ r ' Lo i: enz > Wetterer, Meier, (iGtli Ward) 
McCaffrey, Barrett— 10. 

IVays— Dixon, Ballard, Clark, Mallorv, Gran- 
nis, Turner, McAuley, Riordau, Lawler," Purcell, 
Smyth, Peevey, Eiszner, McNurney, Throop, 
Kawleigh, Knopf, Thompson, Waldo, Meyer 
(15th Ward), Jonas, McCormick— 22. 

The question then being on the motion of Aid. 
Kawleigh, it was lost by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows, two thirds not agreeing : 

Teas— Dixon, Ballard, Clark. Mallory, Grannis, 
McAuley. Lawler, Purcell, Eiszner, McNumey, 
Thro p, Rawleigh, Knopf, Thompson. Waldo, 
Meyer, (15th Ward) Wetterer, McCormick— 18- 

Nays— Turner, Cullerton, Altpeter, Riordau. 
Smyth, Peevey, Swift, Everett, Stauber, Lorenz, 
Meier, (16th Ward) McCaffrey, Barrett, Jonas— 
14. 



ADJOURNMENT. 

Aid. Swift moved that the Council do now 
adjourn. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Ycas-^ Dixon, Clark, Mallory, Turner, Culler- 
ton, Altpeter, Peevey, Eiszner, McNurney, Swift, 
Rawleigh Everett, Knopf, Stauber, Lorenz, 
Waldo Meyer, (15th Ward) Wetterer, Meier 
(16th Ward,), McCaffrey, Jonas.— 21. 

Nays— Ballard, Grannis, McAuley, Riordau, 
Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Throop, Thompson, Bar- 
rett, McCormick— 11. 

And the Council stood adjourned. 



P.J.HOWARD, 



City Clerk 



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REGULAR MEETING. 



GTTJILY 21, 1879 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 

f Present— Aid. Dixon, Ballard, Phelps, Clark, 
Mallory, Grannis, Turner, McAuley, Cullerton, 
Altpeter, McNally, Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, 
Smyth, Peevey, Eiszner, Throop, Swift, Raw- 
leigh, Everett, Thompson. Stauber, Lorenz, 
Waldo. Meyer. (15th Ward) Wetterer, Meier, 
(16th Ward) McCaffrey, Barrett, Jonas, McCor- 
rnick. 

Absent— Aid. Tuley, Sanders, McNurney, 
Knopf, and His Honor the Mayor. 

Aid. McCaffrey in the Chair. 

MINUTES. 

Aid. Throop moved that the minutes of the 
regular meeting held July 14, be approved with- 
out 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 endi g July 19, 1879, which was 

Placed on file. 

The City Comptroller submitted a communica- 
tion covering a proposition from the Chicago 
Gas Light and Coke Co. offering to furnish gas 
to the city at the rate of $1.65 per thousand cubic 
feet, etc , which was 

Referred to the Committee on Gas Lights. 

ALSO. 

A report of the amount of monev in the City 
Treasury at the close of business June 30, 1879, 
Which was ordered 

Published and placed on file. 



The following is the report : 

Department of Finance, i 
Chicago, July 21, 1879. f 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chi- 
cago, in City Council assembled: 
In accordance with a resolution of your honor- 
able body, passed December 30, 1878, I submit 
herewith my report for the month of June, 1879 
showing the amount of money actually in the 
treasury at close of business June 30, i879, and 
the apportionment thereof to the different funds • 
also the amount of warrants drawn against the 
several appropriations for the current fiscal year 
and amount of warrants of previous years re- 
deemed by the Treasurer during the said month, 
together with the amount of warrants outsand- 
ing unpaid June 30, 1879. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Theodore T. Gurney, 

Comptroller. 
Amount of money actually 
in the City Treasury a"t 
close of books, May 31, 

T 1879 ■ ■ • - - $830,920 80 

Less warrants drawn and 

payable on demand not 

yet presented 10,532 74 

wi Net balance .... $826,38806 

Which I apportion and cred- 
it as follows, viz. : 

Water Fund $245,764 25 

Special Assessments 106,314 eo 

City Hall Fund, old acct. . . . 6,473 69 

Jonathan Burr Fund 18,023 26 

Personal Redemptions 3,800 79 

Police, life and health in- 
surance fund 161 58 

School funds 1,388 88 

General Sinking Fund 162 43 

Amount carried forward $382,089 38 



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Amount brought forward $382,089 3S 
River Imp't Sinking Fund.. 1,103 35 
Sewerage Sinking Fund . ... 836 50 

School Sinking Fund 145 30 

General Fund, old account. 7,446 72 

General Taxes, 1869 224 55 

General Taxes, 1870 624 00 

General Taxes, 1871 419 60 

General Taxes, 1 872 259 05 

General Taxes, 1874 ....... 658 57 

School Tax Fund, old acct. 31,764 86 

General Fund, 1876 4,316 69 

Department Public Works 

Appropria' ion, 1876 8,873 01 

School Tax Fund, 1876 2,611 66 

General Taxes of 1877, un- 
der protest 9,590 88 

General Fund, 1877 17,681 63 

Fire Department, 1877. .... 549 12 
Sewerage Tax Fund, 1877 . 12,815 57 
Department Public Works 
Appropriation, 1877. ....... 52,867 48 

School Tax Fund, 1877 30,537 53 

Police Fund. 1877 1.752 86 

Street Lamp Fund, 1877.... 68 71 

Indebtedness Fund, 1877. . . 324 30 

General Fund, 1878 62,741 82 

Fire Departm't Fund, 1878. 97 77 

Sewerage Fund. 1878 61,910 00 

Department Public Works 

Appropriation. 1878 2 l,S87 16 

Street Lamp Fund, 1878. . . . 20,024 63 

School Tax Fund, 1878 15 00 

Contingent Fund, 1878 19.477 24 

Public Library Fund. 1878... 251 76 
Sewerage Tax Fund, 1878.. 5,412 20 

City Hall Fund. Irf78 13,671 15 

General Fund, 1879 43,373 05 

Fire Departm't Fund, 1879. 282 19 

Sewerage Fund, 1879 3'87l 42 

Sewerage Tax Fund, 1879. . 1,200 00 
Department Public Works 

Appropriation, 1879 889 07 

School Tax Fund, 1879 153 97 

Police Fund. 1879 431 22 

Public Library Fund, 1879.. 157 09 

$826,388 06 

Amount of warrants drawn against the several 
appropriations for the current fiscal year during 
the month of June, 1879 : 

General Fund, 1S79 $20.648 54 

Fire Department Fund, 1879 61 ,722 79 

Sewerage Fund, 1879 10,080 75 

Department Public Works, 1879 46,131 90 

Police Fund, 1879 74,433 75 

School Tax Fund, 1879 233,252 01 

Public Library Fund, 1879 2,405 85 

Street Lamp Fund, 1879 797 50 

$449,473 09 

Warrants of former years redeemed 
by Treasurer in June, 1879 $118,141 34 

Amount of warrants outstanding 
June 30. 1879, payable on demand. . 10,532 74 

Payable from taxes of 1878, when col- 
lected 956,384 73 

Payable from taxes of 1879, when col- 
lected 445 , 995 56 

$1,412,913 03 

The Clerk presented the official bond of Wm. 
Whalen, as Bailiff of the West Division Police 
Court in the penal sum of three thousand dol- 
lars, signed by K. G. Schmidt and P. O'Donnell 
as sureties. 

Aid Lawler moved that the bond be approved. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The official bond of John Blom, as Clerk of 
the Police Court, West Division, in the penal 
sum of five thousand dollars, signed by C. Cas- 
selman, Chas. Sokup and Bryan Donnelly as 

sureties. 

Aid. Thompson moved that the bond be ap- 
proved. 

The motion prevailed. 



The Clerx of the Hoard of Education present- 
ed a communication, asking the'; amendment of 
an order passed July 3, for the purchase of a 
school site on the corner of Oak and Bremer 
streets on account of a clerical error. 

Aid. Stauber presented an order making the 
desired amendment, and moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas— Ballard, Phelps, Clark. Mall ory. Gran - 
nis, Turner, McAuley, Cullerton, Altpeter, Mc- 
Nally, Riordan, Lawler. Purcell, Peevey, Eisz- 
ner, Throop, Swift, Rawleigh, Everett, Thomp- 
son, Stauber, Lorenz, Meyer, (15th Ward) Wet- 
terer, Meier, (16th Ward), McCaffrey, Barrett, 
Jonas— 28. 

Nays— None. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the order passed by the City 
Council July 3, 1869. for the purchase of a school 
site on the northeast corner of Oak and Bremer 
streets be, and the same is, hereby amende*! by 
striking out the words " block thirteen of Rog- 
ers' subdivision." and inserting in lieu thereof 
the words, "block fourteen of Rogers' subdi- 
" vision." 

The Clerk presented the report of the Com- 
missioners to make estimate for drains on Twen- 
ty-fifth street, from Prairie avenue to Calumet 
avenue. 

Aid. Clark 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 water service pipes on Desplaines 
street, from West Madison street to Fulton 
street. 

Aid. Peevev 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!i- 
mate for grading and paving South Water street, 
from Michigan avenue to Central avenue. 

Aid. Dixon 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 curbing, grading and paving Division 
street, from North Clark street to North Branch 
Canal bridge. 

Aid. Wetteier 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 four lamp posts on West Sixteenth 
street, from Morgan street to Brown street. 

Aid. Riordan moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Commissioner of Public Works presented 
a report and ordinance repealing ordinance and 
annulling assessment for grading and paving- 
North Halsted street, from Sophia street to Ful- 
lerton avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Meyer, the ordinance was put upon iis passage 
and passed bv yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Dixon, Ballard, Phelps. Clark, Mallory, 
Grannis, Turner. McAuley, Cullerton, Altpeter, 
McNally, Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, Peevey, 
EisznerJ Throop, Swift, Rawleigh, Everett, 



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Thompson, Stauber, Lorenz, Meyer, (15th Ward) 
Wetterer, Meier, (16th Ward) McCaffrey, Bar- 
rett— 28. 

Nays— None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed : 

ORDINANCE, 

Repealing ordinance and annulling assessment 
for grading and paving North Halsted street, 
from Sophia street to Fullerton avenue. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 

ofChicaao. 

Section 1. That the ordinance entitled " An 
ordinance for the improvement of North Halsted 
street, from Sophia street to Fullerton avenue," 
passed December 9, 1878, be and the same is 
hereby repealed, and that the assessment made 
under the provisions of said ordinance, confirmed 
January 15, 1879, Warrant 3,287, be and the same 
is hereby annulled. 

Sec. 2. That the Comptroller be and he is 
hereby directed to refund all monies paid on 
account of said Warrant 3,287. 

Sec. 3, This ordinance shall be in force from 
and after its passage. 

ALSO. 

A report and ordinance for curbing, filling and 
paving Lake street in front of sundry lots, be- 
tween Fifth avenue and Market street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Dixon, the ordinance was put upon its passage 
and passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Fea«— Dixon, Ballard, Phelps, Clark, Mallory, 
Grannis, Turner, McAuley. Cullerton, Altpeter, 
McNally, Kiordan, Lawler, Purcell, Peevey, 
Eiszner, Throop, Swift. Kawleigli, Everett, 
Thompson, Stauber, Lorenz. Mever, (15th Ward,) 
Wetterer, Meier, (16ih Ward;, McCaffrey, Bar- 
rett— 28. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO. 

A report and ordinance for curbing, filling and 
paving Polk street in front of sundry lots, from 
State street to South Branch of Chicago river. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Bal- 
lard, the ordinance was put upon its passage and 
passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Dixon, Ballard, Phelps, Clark, Mallory, 
Grannis, Turner, McAuley, Cullerton, Altpeter, 
McNally, Kiordan, Lawler, Purcell, Peevev, 
Eiszner, Throop, Swift, Kawleigli, Everett, 
Thompson. Stauber, Lorenz, Meyer,(i5th Ward) 
Wetterer, Meyer, (16th Ward) McCaffrey, Bar- 
rett— 28. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for grading and paving 
Michigan street, in front of sundry lots, from 
Dearborn avenue to State street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Jonas, the ordinance was put upon its passage 
and passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Dixon, Ballard, Plielps, Clark, Mallory. 
Grannis, Turner, McAuley, Cullerton, Altpeter, 
McNally, Kiordan, Lawler, Purcell, Peevey, Eisz- 
ner, Throop, Swift, Kawleigli, Everett, Thomp- 
son, Stauber, .Lorenz, Mever, (15th Ward) Wet 
terer, Meier, (16th Ward) McCaffrey, Barrett -28. 

Nays— None . 

ALSO. 

A report and ordinance for filling and paving 
Washington street, in front of sundry lots, from 
LaSalle street to Fifth avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Dixon, the ordinance was put upon its passage 
and passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Dixon, Ballard, Phelps, Clark, Mallory, 
Grannis, Turner, McAuley, Cullerton, Altpeter, 
McNally, Kiordan, Lawler, Purcell, Peevey, 
Eiszner, Throop, Swil't. Rawleigh, Everett, 
Thompson, Stauber, Lorenz, Mever [15th Ward], 
Wetterer, Meier, (icth Ward), McCaffrey, Bar- 
rett--28. 

Nays— None. 



ALSO. 

A report and ordinance for curbing, grading 
and paving Lincoln avenue, in front of sundry 
lots, Horn North Wells street to Center street 
M?;U l, lnl lm ° 1 us consent » on motion of Aid. 
Meyer, the ordinance was put upon its passage 
and passed by yeas and nays as follows : 
pS;"? 1x011 ' Ballard Phelps. Clark, Mallory, 
ftX' rurner, McAuley Cullerton,' Altpeter 
McNally, Kiordan, Lawler, Purcell, Peevev 
Eiszner, Throop, Swift, Rawleigh, Everett 
Ihompson Stauber, Lorenz, Meyer (15th Ward) 
Wetterer, Meier (16th Ward,) McCaffrey, Bar- 

let L — Zo* 

Nays— None. 

ALSO. 

• 4J ep *°#- a . nd ordinance for water service pipes 
l n y es A I U vls,0 J l street, from Milwaukee avenue 
to North Branch of Chicago river 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid 
Lorenz. the ordinance was put upon its passage 
and passed by yeas and nays as follows : * 

Yeas- Dixon, Ballard. Phelps, Clark, Mallory. 
w^Pii S ' r u rne !;- Mc f ul ey, Cullerton, Altpeter, 
McNally, Kiordan, Lawler, Purcell, Peevev 
Eiszner, Throop. Swift, Rawleigh, Everett' 
Thompson stauber, Lorenz, Meyer, (15th Ward) 
Wetterer, Meier, (lGLli Ward,) McCaffrey, Bar- 
re it — 28, 

Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

™A r^ 01 '* ? nd ordin ance for six-inch drains in 
West Division street, from Milwaukee avenue to 
North Branch of Chicago river. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid 
Stauber, the ordinance was put upon its passage 
am| passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

lecw-Dlxon, Ballard, Phelps, Clark, Mallory 
feW 1 ?, 8 ' ll i 1 ' ner ' McA uley, Cullerton, Altpeter 
McNally, Riordan, Lawler. Purcell, Peevev 
Eiszner, Throop, Swift, Rawleigh, Everett' 
Ihompson, Stauber, Lorenz, Mever, (15th Ward,) 
Wetterer, Meier, (16th Ward), McCaffrey, Bar- 

1 GLL ^o 

Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on the 
south side of fullerton avenue, from Ashland 
avenue to North Branch of Chicago river 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Meyer, the ordinance was put upon its passage 
and passed by yeas and nays as follows • 

Feas-Dixon, Ballard. Phelps, Clark, Mallory 
Grannis, Turner, McAuley, Cullerton, Altpeter 
McNally Kiordan, Lawler, Purcell, Peevev 
Eiszner, Throop. Swift. Rawleigh, Everett,' 
Thompson, Stauber. Lorenz, Meyer, (15th Ward 
Wetterer, Meier, (16th Ward,) McCaffrey, Bar- 
rett, — 28. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO. 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of Thirty-first street, from State street to 
Stewart avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid Tur- 
ner, the ordinance was put upon its passage and 
passed by yeas and navs as follows : 

Fea*-l)ixon, Ballard, Phelps, Clark, Mallory, 
Grannis, rurner, McAuley, Cullerton, Altpeter 
McNally, Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, Peevev 
Eiszner, Throop, Swift, Kawleigli, Everett 
Ihompson. Stauber, Lorenz, Meyer. (15th Ward)' 
Wetterer, Meier, (16th Ward), McCaffrey, Bar- 
rett -28. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO. 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on the 
south side of Twenty-fourth street, from Prairie 
avenue to Indiana avenue . 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid 
Clark, the ordinance was put upon its passaee 
and passed by yeas and nays as follows • 

Yeas— Dixon, Ballard, Phelps, Clark, Mallory 



July 21.1 



112 



11879. 



Grannis, Turner. McAuley, Cullerton, Altpetei, 
McNally, Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, Peevey, 
E^zmerf Throop, * Swift, Rawleigh, Everett, 
Thompson, Stauber, Lorenz .Meyer, (l^Ward,) 
Wetterer, Meier, (16th Ward, McCaffrey, Bai- 
r'ett— 28. 
Nays— None. 

ALSO. 

A report and ordinance^ sidewalk on both 
sides of South Park avenue,from Twenty-second 
street to Twenty-sixth street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Clark, the ordinance was put upon its passage 
and uassed bv veas and nays as follows ;: 

Fcaf-Dixonf Ballard Phelps, Clark, Mallory, 
Grannis, Turner, McAuley, Cullerton. Altpetei, 
McNally, Riordan, Lawler. Purcell, Peevey, 
Eiszner, Throop, Swift, Rawleigh Everett 
Thompson, Stauber, Lorenz, ^eye^(15thWard,) 
Wetterer, Meier, (1 6th Ward,) McCaliiey, Bai- 
fett— 28. 

Nays-- None. 

ALSO. 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of Douglas avenue, from its eastern termi- 
nus to L. S. &M. S. R.R. 

Bv unanimous consent on motion of Aid . Mal- 
lory the ordinance was put upon its passage ana 
rtassed bv Yeas and nays as follows : 
P Feas- Dixon, Ballard, Phelps Clark, Mallory, 
Grannis, Turner. McAuley, Cullerton, Altpetei, 
McNally, Riordan, Lawler Purcell, Peevey 
Eiszner, Throop. Swift, Rawle gh Jveiett; 
Thompson, Stauber, Lorenz, Mever, (l5tli«Waid ) 
Wetterer, Meier (16th Ward.) McCaffrey, Bar- 
rett— 28. 

JVays-None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of Thirtieth street, from Prairie avenue to 

3 "bv' unanimous consent on motion of 'Aid- Mal- 
lory. the ordinance was put upon its passage 
and uassed bv yeas and nays as follows : 

YeSs-Dixon Ballard, Phelps, Clark, Mallory, 
Grannis, Turner, McAuley, Cullerton, Altpeter, 
McNally, Riordan, Lawler Puree 1, Peevey, 
Eiszner Throop, Swift, Rawleigh. Everett, 
Thompson, Stauber. Lorenz 1M eye r (15th Ward , 
Wetterer, Meier, (16th Ward,) McCaffrey, Bai- 
rett-28. 

Naus— None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of Thirty-fourth street, from Vernon ave- 
nue to Rhodes avenue. 

Bv unanimous consent on motion ol Aid. Mal- 
lorv the ordinance was put upon its passage and 
massed bv veas and nays as iollows : ■ .... 

P reas-Dixon, Ballard, Phelps, Clark, Mallory, 
Grannis, Turner, McAuley, Cullerton, Altpeter, 
McNally, Riordan, Lawler, Puree 1, Peevey, 
Kis/ner Throop, Swift, Rawleigh, Everett 
T fo'mpson, Stauner. Lorenz, Meyer (l 5th Ward ) 
Wetterer, Meier, (16th Ward), McCaffiev, Bai- 
rett— 28. _ 

Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of Ellis avenue, from Douglas avenue to 

T1 B i v t uSunoul coSsent on motion of Aid. Mal- 
lorv the ordinance was put upon its 'passage 
and passed by yeas and nays as follows : 
a f/is-T Sxonf Ballard, Pnelps, Clark, Mallory, 
C,S lis Tun er, McAuley, Cullerton Altpeter, 
McNalhV Riordan, Lawler Purcell, Peevey, 
^it/nP- Throop, Swift, Rawleigh, Everett 
fflSbiffler, Lorenz Meyer (15th Ward,) 
■WetteSer, Meier, (16th Ward,) McCaftrey, Bar- 
rett-28. 
flays— None. 



ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of Wabash avenue, from Douglas avenue 
to Thirty-seventh street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Mallory, the ordinance was put upon its passage 
and passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Feas--Dixon, Ballard. Phelps. Clark, Mallory, 
Grannis. Turner, McAuley, Cullerton, Altpeter, 
McNally, Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, Peevey, 
Eiszner, Throop, Swift, Rawleigh, Everett, 
Thompson, Stauber, Lorenz, Meyer. (15th Ward) 
Wetterer, Meier. (16th Ward), McCaffrey, Bar- 
rett— 28. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO. 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of Langley avenue, from Thirty-seventh 
street to Egan avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
■Mallory, the ordinance was put upon its passage 
and passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Teas— Dixon, Ballard, Phelps, Clark, Mallory, 
Grannis, Turner, McAuley, Cullerton, Altpeter, 
McNally, Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, Peevey, 
Eiszner, Throop, Swift, Rawleigh, Everett, 
Thompson, Stauber, Lorenz, Meyer, (15th Ward) 
Wetterer, Meier, (16th Ward), McCaffrey, Bar- 
rett— 28. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of Fifth avenue, from Madison street to 
Van Buren street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Dix- 
on, the ordinance \*as put upon its passage and 
passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Teas— Dixon, Ballard, Phelps, Clark, Mallory, 
Grannis, Turner, McAuley, Cullerton, Altpeter, 
McNally, Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, Peevey, 
Eiszner, Throop. Swift, Rawleigh, Everett, 
Thompson, Stauber, Lorenz, Meyer, (15th Ward) 
Wetterer, Meier. (16th Ward) McCaffrey, Barrett 
—28. 

N ays— None. 

ALSO. 

A report and or linance for sidewalk on the 
north side of Harrison street, from Franklin 
street to State street. 

"By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Dix- 
on, the ordinance was put upon its passage and 
passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Feas— Dixon, Ballard, Phelps, Clark, Mallory, 
Grannis, Turner, McAuley, Cullerton, Altpeter, 
McNally, Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, Peevey, 
Eiszner, Throop, Swift, Rawleigh, Everett, 
Thompson, Sauber, Lorenz, Meyer, (15th Ward) 
Wetterer, Meier, (ictli Ward) McCaffrey, Barrett 
—28. 

Naus— None. 

ALSO. 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on the 
west side of Wentworth avenue, from Archer 
avenue to Twenty- second street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Turner, the ordinance was put upon its passage 
and passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Teas— Dixon', Ballard. Phelps, Clark, Mallory, 
Grannis, Turner, McAuley, Cullerton, Altpeter, 
McNally, Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, 1'eevey, 
Eiszner, ThroOD, Swift, Rawleigh, Eveiett, 
Thompson, Stauber, Lorenz, Meyer (15th Ward) 
Wetierer, Meier, (16th Ward) McCaffrey, Barrett 
— 2P. • 

flays--None. 

ALSO. 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on the 
east side of Wallace street, from Archer avenue 
to McGregor street. , A1J 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Turner, the ordinance was put upon its passage 
and passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Feas'--Dixon, Ballard, Phelps Clark, Mallory, 



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Grannis, Turner, McAuley, Cullerton, Altpeter, 
McNally, Riordan, Lawler, Pmcell, Peevey, 
Eiszner, Thmop, Swift, Rawleigh, Everett, 
Thompson, Stauber, Lorenz, Meyer, (15th Ward) 
Wetterer, Meier, (tct.i Ward) McCaffrey, Bar- 
rett--28 
Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on the 
east side of Michigan avenue, from Thirty- 
seventh street to Egan avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid Mal- 
lory, the ordinance was put upon its passage and 
passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yean— Dixon, Ballard, Phelps. Clark, Mallorv. 
Grannis, Turner, McAuley, Cullerton, Altpeter, 
McNally, Riordan, Lawler, Pureed, Peevev. 
Eiszner, Throop, Swift. Rawleigh. Everett, 
Thompson, Stauber, Lorenz, Meyer. (15th Ward) 
Wetterer, Meier, (ldli Ward) McCaffrey, Barrett 
—28- 

Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of Twenty-sixth street, from Cottage 
Grove avenue to L. S. & M. S. R. R. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Grannis, the ordinance was put upon its passage 
and passed by yeas and navs as follows : 

Yeas— Dixon, Ballard, Phelps, Clark, Mallory, 
Grannis, Turner, McAulev, Cullerton, Altpeter, 
McNally, Riordan, Lawler, Pureed, Peevey, 
Eiszner, Throop, Swift, Rawleigh, Everett, 
Thompson, Stauber, Lorenz. Meyer, (15th Ward) 
Wetterer, Meier, (iGth Ward) McCaffrey, Barrett 
—2S. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on the 
north side of Blucher street, from Wood street 
to Lull place. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Stauber, the ordinance was put upon its passage 
and passed by veas and navs as follows : 

Yeas— Dixon, Ballard, Phelps, Clark, Mallory, 
Grannis, Turner, McAuley, Cullerton, Altpeter, 
McNally, Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, Peevey, 
Eiszner, Throop, Swilt. Rawleigh. Everett, 
Thompson, Stauber, Torenz, Mever, (15th Ward) 
Wetterer, Meier, (16th Ward) McCaffrey, Barrett 

Nays— None. 

ALSO. 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on the 
west side of Hoyne avenue, from Warren ave- 
nue to West Madison street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Rawleigh, the ordinance was put upon its pas- 
sage and passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Dixon, Ballard, Phelps. Clark, Mallory, 
G ramus. Turner, McAuley, Cullerton, Altpeter, 
McNally, Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, Peevey, Eisz- 
ner, Throop, Swift, Rawleigh, Everett, Thompson, 
Stauber, Lorenz, Meyer, (15tli Ward) Wetterer, 
Meier, (16th Ward) McCaffrey, Barrett— 28. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO. 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on the 
north side of West Indiana street, from Central 
Park avenue to Tinkham avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Thompson, the ordinance was put upon its pas- 
sage and passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Dixon, Baliard, Phelps. Clark, Mallory, 
Crannis, Turner, McAuley. Cullerton, Altpeter, 
McNally. Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, Peevey, Eisz- 
ner, Throop, Swift, Rawleigh. Everett, Thomp- 
son, Love..z. Meyer, (15th Ward) Wetterer, Meier, 
(16th Ward) McCaffrey, Barreti-28. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on the 



east side of Davis street, from North avenue to 
Wabansia avenue. ■ w 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid 
Stauber, the ordinance was put upon its passage 
and passed by yeas and nays as follows • ^ e 

Ftas-Dixon, Ballard, Phelps, Clark. Mallory 
Crannis, J urner, McAuley, Cullerton Altnerer 
McNally, Riordan, Lawler; Purcell Peevey EiS ' 
ner. Throop, Swift, Rawleigh. Everett, Thompson 
Stauber, Lorenz, Meyer, (15th Ward), Wetterer 
Meter. (16th Ward) McCaffrey, Barrett-28. ' 

IS ays— None. 

ALSO. 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on the 
north s.de of West Madison street, fro n Califor- 
nia avenue to Homan avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid Ev- 
erett, the ordinance was put upon its passage 
ami passed by yeas and na'ys as follows • Stlge 

I ea^-Dixon, Baliard, Phelps, Clark.'Mallory 
£pw?A 8 ^ 1, ir er S Mci 7 ule y- Cullerton, Altpeter! 
McNally Riordan, Lawler, Pureed. Peevev 
Eiszner, Throop, Swift. Rawleigh, Everett 
Thompson Stauber, Lorenz, Meyer? (15th Ward) 
Wetterer, Meier, (I6tn Ward) McCaffrey, BaiTett 

Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on the 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid 
Thompson, the ordinance was put upon its pas- 
sage and passed by yeas and nays as follows 1 

I eas- Dixon, Ballard, Phelps, Clark Mallorv 

M?w?iiV Tu £ ,eP i Mc 4" le y. Cullerton. Altpeter! 
McNally, Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, Peevev 
Eiszner. Throop, Swift, Rawleigh, Everett' 
lhompson, Stauber, Lorenz, Meyer (15th Ward") 
Wetterer, Meier, (16th Ward) McCaffrey Barfett 

Nays- None. 

also. 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
DlvTsionsS. 11 Street ' from Au 8'^ta street to 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid Lo- 
renz the ordinance was put upon its passage and 
passed by yeas and nays as follows • 

Feas-Dixon, Ballard, Phelps, Clark, Mallory 
Grannis, Turner, McAuley, Cullerton. Altpeter 
McNa ly, Riordan. Lawler, Purcell. Peevev Fs7 

ES' 8R?ffi' S r Wift ' Ka ,w lei Sh, Everett, Thomp- 
son, Staiiber, Lorenz, Meyer, (15th Ward) Wet- 

Na S 1 "' (16th Wal ' d) McCatfre y^ Barrett-28, 

ALSO. 

p A v? w" « n j« a 4 i0 » covering reply received from 
i ., XI. W. &z : C. R. R. Co., in answer to an order 
directing said company to plank Stewart avenue 
wnicn was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
it? y b| o. ±) • 

ALSO. 

w t^TCIi*? /? coveiin g an order authoriz- 
ing J . B. Smith & Co. to pave the north 200 feet 
of the west half of Market street bv private con- 
tract, which, on motion of Aid. Dixon was 

Referred to the Commissioner of Puolic Works 
with power to act. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Dixon presented 
an order authorizing Ray & Whitney to pave the 
east halt of Market street, from Madison street 
to the alley north by private contract, which was 

Referred to the Commissioner of Public Works 
with power to act. 

The Corporation Counsel presented a report 
m relation to the ordinance for opening White 
street, which was ° >Tlllie 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 



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The City Attorney presented the drait of an 
ordinance amending the ordinance entitled 
" Nuisances." which was 

Referred to the Committee on Health and 
County Relations. 

Bv unanimous consent Aid. Turner present- 
ed a petition for water pipe on Wentworth, ave- 
nue from Thirty-seventh street to Thirty-eighth 

^RtferSl^oScommittee on Fire and Water. 

Bv unanimous consent, Aid. Turner present- 
ed a petition for water pipe on Hubbs and 
Thirty. second street, which was_ 

Referred to the Committee on Fire and Water, 

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES. 
WHARVES AND PUBLIC GROUNDS. 

The Committee on Wharves and Public 
Grounds, to whom was recommitted their re- 
port on the petition of Wm. Dunning tor permis- 
sion to erect a building on the end oi. Laballe 
street submitted a report recommending that 
the praver of the petition be granted. 

Aid. thvoop moved that the report he referred 
to the Commit ee on Judiciary 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
the petition of Knights Templar for permission 
to use a portion of the Lake front in August,1880, 
submitted a report recommending that ' said 
" Committee of Knights Templar be granted per- 
" mission to erect a temporary building for the 
"meeting of the Grand Encampment ol tne 
"United States, and pitch tents for the use and 
" comfort of Templar guests on said Lake trout, 
"upon the Committee entering into bonds in the 
"penal sum of $1,000 to remove said building 
•'within two weeks alter August 18, 1880. it re- 
quired to do so, and repair any damage done 
" to the grounds by such occupancy.' 

Aid. Mallory moved to concur m the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

Bv unanimous consent, Aid. Cullerton present- 
ed the petition of employes at West Division 
Pumping Works for relief, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Bv unanimous consent, Aid. Grannis presented 
a petition for the vacation of an alley running- 
east and west, in blocks 93 and 94, C. I. bub., 
Sec. 27, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, S. D. 

The Committee on Wharves and Public 
Grounds to whom was referred an order concern- 
ing extension of Vernon Park, submitted a re- 
port recommending its passage. _ 

Aid. Lawler moved to concur in the report and 
pass the order. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Department o£ Public Works 
is hereby directed to ascertain for what price 
and upon what terms. lots l to 8 , block 7, lots 1 
to 8 block 8, lots 1 to 8 block 9, ?aiul lots l to 8 
block 10 all in Vernon Park Addition to Chica- 
go, can be purchased for the purpose of enlarg- 
ing Vernon Park, and report the result to this 
Council. 

LOCAL ASSESSMENTS. 

The Committee on Local Assessments,!^ whom 
was referred a petition for the issue oi abate- 
ment vouchers, on Warrant 2,763, for paving 
Blue Island avenue, submitted a report recom- 
mending that it be placed on file. 

Aid. Lawler moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 



The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an order directing the Department of Public 
Worses to advertise for proposals for paving cer- 
tain streets, submitted a report recommending 
the passage of an accompanying order . 

Aid. Cullerton moved ro concur in the report 
and pass the order. 

The motion prevailed by veas and navs as 
follows : 

Teas— Dixon, Phelps. Mallojy, Grannis, Tur- 
ner, McAulev. Cullerton. Alt peter, Riordan, 
Lawler, Furcell, Peevey, Eiszner, Tliroop, Swift, 
Rawleigh, Everett, Thompson, Stauber, Lorenz, 
Waldo, Meyer, (15th Ward) Weiterer, Meier, 
(16th Ward) McCaffrey, Barrett, Jonas, McCor- 
mick— 28. 
Nays — None. 

The following is the order as passed : 
Ordered, That the Department of PublicWo ks 
is hereby authorized and directed to advertise 
for proposals for the improvement of the follow- 
ing streets, viz. : 
Robey stieet, from West Madison street to West 

Harrison stieet. 
North Halsted street, from North Ohio street to 

West Chicago avenue. 
Michigan ■street, from North State street to 

east of Dearborn avenue. 
North Halsted street, from Division street to 

Clybourn avenue. 
North Wells street, from Granger street to Me- 
nominee street. • 
Franklin street, from Lake street to Madison 

street. 
Twenty-second street, from South La Salle street 

to Wentworth avenue. 
Taylor street, from State street to Clark slreet. 
Madison street, ft om alley east of Wabash ave- 
nue to Michigan avenue. 
And let the contracts for the same to the low- 
est responsible bidder, provided such bids are 
satisfactory to the Commissioner, Mayor and 
Comptroller. 

BRIDEWELL. 

The Committee on Bridewell, to whom was re- 
ferred an ordinance concerning the House of 
Correction, submitted a report recommending 
the passage of an accompanying ordinance. 

Aid Riordan moved to concur in the leport 
and pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Veas— Dixon, Phelps, Clark, Mallory, Grannis, 
Turner, McAuley, Cullerton, Altpeter, McNally, 
Riordan, Purceil, Eiszner, Tliroop, Swift, Raw- 
ieigh, Everett, Thompson. Stauber, Lorenz, 
Waldo, Meyer. (I5tn Ward) Wetterer, Meier, 
(16th Ward) McCaffrey, Barrett, .Jonas, McCor- 
mick— 28 

Nan*— Lawler— 1 . 

The following is the ordinance as passed : 

AN ORDINANCE, 

Concerning the House of Correction : 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 

' Chicago: 

Section l. The Superintendent of the House 
of Correction of the City of Chicago is hereby 
authorized, directed and empowered to require 
of every person imprisoned in such House of 
Correction, and every person so imprisoned is 
herebv required, to work at such labor as his or 
her strength will permit, within or without such 
House of Correction, not to exceed ten hours 
for each working day, and for such work the 
person so employed or worked, shall be allowed, 
exclusive of his or her board, the sum of fifty 
cents for each clays work on account of his or her 
fine and costs. 

Sec. 2. This ordinance shall take effect and 
be in force from and after its passage. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred a 



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communication from the County Commissioners 
concerning board of prisoners at House of Cor- 
rection, submitted a report thereon. 

Aid. Cuilerton moved that the report be laid 
over and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report : 

Your Committee on Bridewell, to whom was 
referred a communication from Committee Cook 
County Commissioners asking conference con- 
cerning dieting prisoners at Bridewell or House 
of Correction, having had the same under ad- 
visement, beg leave to report, that your Commit- 
tee invited the Committee on City' Relations of 
the County Board to meet with them, and discuss 
the question of contracting with the County of 
Cook for dieting, etc., heir criminals, in 'the 
House of Correction. Said Committee and the 
Board of Inspectors of the House of Correction 
met with us, and, alter a full interchange of 
views, it was decided by your Committee on 
Bridewell, and the Inspectors that the city 
would take said criminals into the House of 
Correction for twenty-five cents per day each, 
and made such propositions to the County Com- 
mittee . 

Your Committee think the price named a fair 
one for all parties concerned, and recommend 
that a contract be closed at said price. 
.Respectfully submitted, 

J. ElORDAN. 
A. GRANNIS 

M. McAULEY. 

Frank a. Lawler. 



The Committee on Police, to whom was re- 
ferred a resolution concerning Silver Leaf Grove. 
submitted a report recommending that the May- 
or investigate, the subject matter and use liis 
own discretion in the matter. 

AM. Jonas moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 



The Committee on Licenses to whom was re- 
ferred a petition for repeal of milk ordinance, 
submitted a report recommending that it be 
placed on file, and that a Milk Inspector be ap 
pointed at once. 

Aid. Thompson and Rawleigh 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 repealing ordinance concerning 
pool tables, submitted a report recommending 
the passage of an accompanying ordinance. 

Aid. Dixon moved that the report be laid 
over and published. 

The motion prevailed . 

The following is the report : 

Your Committee on Licenses, to whom was re- 
ferred an ordinance repealing an ordinance con- 
cerning pool tables, having the same under ad- 
visement beg leave to report : 

That we recommend that the ordinance licens- 
ing pool tables be so amended that where no 
charge is made for the use of the table no license 
be collected. Your Committee recommend the 
passage of the following ordinance. 

Respectfu ly submitted, 

M. MCNURNBY. 
J. J. ALTPETER, 
M. McAuley, 
A. Grannis. 
Be It ordained, by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That an ordinance entitled an 
ordinance to amend sections nine and ten of 
chapter 28, Revised Ordinances of 1873, " be and 
the same is hereby amended by adding thereto 



Sfc f ffiT ng v ' ord 'V' " Np license fee shall be 
collected for any pool table for the use of which 
no tee or price per game is charged. " 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
the petition of Thomas Boland for return of 
money paid for second-hand dealers license 
S lacedo 6 nfile rep0rt recoiumendil »g that it 'be 

Aid. Lawler and Waldo requested that th« 
report be deferred for final action until the 
next regular meeting. e 

So ordered 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred an 
order to refund money paid by F. M. Bradshaw 
for second-hand dealers license, submitted a re 
port recommending that it be placed on file. 

Aid. Lawler and Walrto requested ih.it the 
report be deterred for final action until te 
next regular meeting. b 

So ordered. 

PUBLIC BUILDINGS. 

The Committee on Public Buildings, to whom 
was referred a communication from'Th mlinson 
ruv B HMi l ."!,S t I e 1 i ;?i ,C H et0 £he use ^termite in the 
ulatit^'placedon^le" njfmt "lending 

S'SSer o,icuriuiie ^' 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom were referred 
the reports of the Superintendent of Build mi 

placed on file P "commending that they be 
Aid Phelps moved to concur in the report 
The motion prevailed * 

HEALTH AND COUNTY RELATIONS. 

The Committee on Health and Countv Rela 
turns , to i whom was referred a resolution askins 
for a list ox physicians, e c, submitted arenor! 
recommending that it be placed on file lt r* ,OIC 

Aid. Cuilerton and Dixon requested' that the 
report be deferred for final action until the 
next regular meeting. " ,u lue 

So ordered. 

ALSO. 

The same Committee to whom was referred a 
resolution concerning the condition of the north 
branch of Chicago river, submitted a report 
thereon without recommendation *epou 

Aid. Lawler and MeNally requested that u 10 

s^e d s; ed *" flual actS s "« 

So ordered. 

ALSO. 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
a communication concerning the maimer in 
which scavenger work is performed, submitted 
a report recommending that it be placed on fie 

Aids. Cuilerton and Dixon requested SSi 
the report be deferred for final action T until the 
next regular meeting. tu lllL 

So ordered. 

ad|ourm iielPSmOVed that th ° Council do now 

the motion was lost by yeas and nays as fel- 
lows : J 01 

Feoa-Dixon, Gran nis. Thompson, Waldo-4 
xW-Phelps, C.ark.Mallory, Turner,McAulev 
Cuilerton Altpeter, McNally/ Riordan Uwlei" 
Pureed Smyth, Peevey, Eiszner, Throop Swift .' 
Rawleigh, Everett, Stauber, loim ffi 
15th Ward) Wetterer, Meier,' (ieth Ward) & 
Caffrey, Barrett, Jonas, McCormick-27. 

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By unanimous consent, the Committee on 



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Schools to whom was referred a report fiom the 
Comptroller of the amount to the credit of the 
School Fund, submitted a report recommending 

"til! StlKmovedto concur in the report. 
The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
the Appointment of D. L. Shorey as Director ot 
the Public Library, submitted a report recom- 

Aid. Cullerton and Lawler requested that , tne 
report be deferred for final action unt 1 the next 
regular meeting. 

So ordered. 

ALSO. 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
the appointment of B. Loewenthal as Director 
of the Public Library, submitted a report recom- 
mending that the appointment be concurred in. 

Aid. Cullerton and Lawier 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 A. B.Mason as Director ot 
the Public Library, submitted a report recom- 
mending that the appointment be concurred in. 

Aids. 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 
the appointment of Paul O. Stensland as a mem- 
ber of the Board of Education, submitted a le- 
port recommending that it be concurred in. 

Aid. Stauber of fhe same Committee submitted 
a minority report recommending that it be not 

C °Ald 1 Meier moved that the nomination of P. O. 
Stensland be recommitted to i lie Committee, 

Aid Everett moved to lay the motion on the 
table, and his motion prevailed by yeas and 

aS rm?-Phelps, Clark, Mallory, Grannis Culler- 
ton LVIcNally, Riordan, Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, 
Throop, Swift, Rawleigh, Everett, Thompson, 
Waldo, Wetterer, McCaffrey, Barrett, Jonas, 

M S-Dix"o 2 n; Turner, McAuley Altpeter, 
Lawler Eiszner, Stauber, Lorenz, Meyer, (15th 
Ward,)'Meier, (16th Ward)-10. 

Aid Stauber moved that the minority report 
be substituted for the majority report. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as loi- 

^Feas— Altpeter, Stauber, Lorenz, Meier, (16th 

AV ^aw8-Dixon, Phelps, Clark, Mallory, Grannis. 
Turner McAuley, Cullerton, McMally, Riordan, 
Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, Eiszner, lhroop, 
Swift, Rawleigh, Everett, Thompson. Waldo, 
Meyer, (15th Ward) Wetterer, McCaffrey. Bar- 
rett Jonas, McCormick— 27. . 

Aid Everett moved that the appointment of 
Paul 6. Stensland as a member of the Board of 
Education be concurred in. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 

l °Yeas -Dixon, Phelps, Clark, Mallory, Grannis, 
Turner, McAuley, Cullerton, McNally, Riordan, 
Lawler Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, Eiszner, lhroop, 
Swift, kawleigh, Everett, Thompson, Waldo, 
Meyer (15th Ward) Wetterer, McCaffrey, Bar- 
rett, Jonas, McCormick- -27. 

IV ciV- Alt peter, Stauber, Lorenz, Meier. (16th 
Ward)— 4- 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
the appointment of John C. Richberg as a mem- 
ber of the Board of Education, submitted are- 



port recommending that the appointment be not 
concurred in. 

Aid. Thompson moved that the report be 
placed on file, and the appointment concurred 
in. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : . 

Yeas— Dixon, Mallory, Turner, McAuley, Cul- 
lerton. Altpeter, McNally Riordan. Lawler. Pur- 
cell, Smyth, Peevey, Eiszner, Throop, Swift, 
Rawleigh, Thompson, Stauber, Lorenz, Waldo, 
Meyer. (15th Ward) Wetterer, McCaft'rev, Bar- 
rett, Jonas, McCormick— 26. 

Nays— Pnelps, Clark, Grannis, Everett, Meier, 
(16th Ward)-5. 

ALSO. 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
the appointment of Win. Curran as a member of 
the Board of Education, subnitted a report rec- 
ommending that the appointment be concurred 
in. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the appointment be 
concurred in. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas— Dixon, Phelps, Clark, Mallory, Grannis, 
Turner, McAuley, Cullerton, Altpeter, McNally, 
Riordan, "Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, Eisz- 
ner, Throop, Swift, Kawleigh, Everett, Thomp- 
son, Stauber, Lorenz, Waldo, Meyer, (15th Ward) 
Wetterer, Meier, (16th Ward) McCaffrey, Bar- 
rett, Jonas, McCormick— 31. 

Nays— None . 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
the appointment of I. N. Stiles as a member of 
the Board of Education, submitted a report rec- 
ommending that the appointment be concurred 
in. 

Aid Lawier moved that the appointment be 
concurred in. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas— Dixon, Phelps, Clark. Grannis, Turner, 
McAuley, Cullerton, Altpeter, McNally, Riordan, 
Lawler. Purcell, Smyth. Peevey, Eiszner, Throop, 
Swift, Rawleigh, Everett, Thompson, Stauber, 
Lorenz, Waldo, Meyer. (15th Ward) Wetterer, 
Meier, (16th Ward) McCaffrey, Barrett, Jonas, 
McCormick— 30. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
the appointment of M. A.Delaney as a member 
of the Board of Education, submitted a report 
recommending that the appointment be con- 
curred in. 

Aid. Lawler moved that the appointment be 
concurred ill. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Teas— Dixon, Phelps, Clark, Grannis, Turner, 
McAuley, Cullerton, Altpeter, McNally, Rior- 
dan, Lawler, Purcell, Suyth, Peevey, ' Throop, 
Swift, Kawleigh Everett, Thompson.Stauber. Lo- 
renz, Waldo, Meyer. (15th Ward) Wetterer, Meier 
(16th Ward) McCaffrey, Barrett, Jonas, McCor- 
mick— 29. 

Nays— None. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Cullerton with- 
drew his request that the reports of the Com- 
mittee on Schools, on the appointments of Di- 
rectors of the Public Library, be deferred for 
final action until the next regular meeting. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that fhe appointment of 
D. L Shorey, B. Loewenthal and A. B. Mason, 
as Directors of the Public Library be concurred 
in. 

Aid. Lawler protested against taking a vote 
on the motion of Aid. Cullerton, he claiming 
that the subject matter was deferred. 

The Chair overruled the protest, unanimous 
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withdraw his request, and the request to defer 
uot having been seconded. 

The question then being on the motion to 
concur in the appointments, the veas and nays 
were taken and the appointments concurred in 
by the following vote : 

Teas— Dixon, Phelns, Clark, Mallory, Grannis, 
Turner. McAuley Ciillerton, Altpetef, McNally. 
Riordan, Purcell, Smvth, Peevey, Eiszne'r, 
Throop, Swift, Rawleidi, Everett, Thompson, 
Stauber, Lorenz, Waldo, Meyer, (15th Ward) 
Wetterer. Meier, (16th Ward} McCaffrey, Barrett, 
Jonas. McCormick— 30.. 

A 1 ays— Lawler— 1 . 

By unanimous consent. Aid. Meyer presented 
a remonstrance against the construction of an 
elevated railway on North Wells street, which 
was 

Referred to the Joint Committee on Streets 
and Alleys of the three Divisions. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Meyer {presented 
a remonstrance against the construction of an 
elevated railway oil Lincoln avenue, which was 

Keferred to the Joint Committee on Streets 
and Alleys of the three Divisions. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Meyer presented 
an order authorizing the Commissioner of Pubiic 
Works to contract with J. V. McAdam for pav- 
ing the intersections of Halsted street, between 
Sophia street and Fullerton avenue, which, on 
his motion, was 

Referred to the Commissioner of Public Works 
with power to act . 

Aid. Dixon moved that the Council do now 
adjourn . 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Teas— Dixon, Phelns. Clark, Mallory, Grannis 
Turner, McAuley, McNally. Eiszne'r, Throop, 
Rawleigh, Everett, Waldo, McCaffrey— 14. 

Nays— Cullerton, Altpeter, Riordan, Lawler, 
Purcell, Smyth, Peevey. Swift, Thompson, Stau- 
ber, Lorenz, Meyer. (15th Ward) Wetterer. Meier 
(16th Ward) Barrett, Jonas, McCormick- 17. 

Aid. Jonas moved that the rules be suspended 
for the purpose of taking up petitions and com- 
mbnications. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Tea*— Clark, Grannis, Turner, Cullerton. Alt- 
peter, McNally, Riordan. Lawler. Purcell, Smyth 
Peevey, Throop, Swift, Rawleigh, Everett, Stau- 
ber. Lorenz, Waldo, Mever, (15th Ward) Wetter- 
er. Meier, (16th Ward) McCaffrey, Barrett, Jonas, 
McCormick— 25. 

Nays— Dixon, Phelps, Mallory, McAuley, Eisz- 
ner, Thompson— 6, 



Aid. Jonas presented a preamble and order 
concerning the erection of signs where bathing 
is prohibited and allowed, and moved its pas- 
sage . 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Whereas, The police are constantly arrest- 
ing people for bathing in prohibited places on 
the lake shore, who are ignorant of the provi- 
sions of the law ; and, whereas, there are no 
means of informing the public of such prohibited 
places, therefore 

Ordered. That the Department of Public Works 
are hereby directed to provide and erect such 
number of signs as they may deem necessary 
along the lake shore, designating the places 
where bathing is prohibited and where bathing; 
is allowed. 

Aid. Jonas presented a resolution directing the 
Health Commisgioner to stop the sale of milk 
taken from cows fed at distilleries, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Health and 
County Relations. 

Aid. Jonas presented an ordinance amending 
the ordinance concerning pawnbrokers, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Licenses. 

Aid. Jonas presented an ordinance amending 
the ordinance concerning junk dealers and deal- 
ers in second-hand goods, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Licenses. 

Aid. Jonas presented the petition of Bridget 
Gaffney for compensation for personal injuries, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary, 

ADJOURNMENT. 

Aid. Phelps moved that the Council do now 
adjourn. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Teas— Dixon, Phelps, Clark, Mallory, Grannis, 
Turner, McAuley, Altpeter, Riordan. Peevey Eisz- 
ner, Rawleigh, Everett, Thompson, Lorenz, Wal- 
do. McCormick— 17. 

Nays— Cullerton, Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, 
Throop, Swift. Meyer, (15th Ward) Wetterer, Mei- 
er, (16th Ward) McCaffrey, Barrett, Jonas— 12. 

And the Council stood adjourned. 

P. J. HOWARD, 

City Clerk. 



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CITY COUNCIL 



REGULAR MEETING. 



CTTTXjY 28, 1S79 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 

Present— Aid. Dixon, Sanders, Phelps, Clark, 
Mallory, Grannis, Turner, McAuley, Cullerton, 
Altpeter, McNally, Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, 
Smyth, Peevey, Eiszner, McNurney, Throop, 
Swift, Rawleigh, Everett, Knopf, Thompson, 
Lorenz, Waldo, Meyer. (151 h Ward) Wetterer, 
Meier, detli Ward) McCaffrey, Barrett, Jonas. 

Absent— Aid. Tuley, Ballard, Stauber, McCor- 
mick, and His Honor the Mayor. 

Aid. Throop in the Chair. 



Aid. McCaffrey moved that the minutes of the 
regular meeting held July 21, be approved with- 
out being read 

The motion prevailed. 

By unanimous consent.Ald. Riordan presented 
a remonstrance against the proposed vacation of 
an alley in block l, Waller's subdivision, section 
20, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, W. D. 

REPORTS OF CITY OFFICERS. 

The Clerk presented a communication from 
His Honor the Mavor covering names of per- 
sonspardons from the House of Correction during 
the week ending July 26, 1879, which was 

Placed on file. 

By unanimous consent, the Committee on 
Streets and Alleys, W. L>., to whom was referred 
a remonstrance against the improvement of 
Robey sreet, submitted a report recommending 
the passage of an accompanying ordinance. 

Aid. Lawler moved to amend the ordinance 
by s riking out Sec. 3 and inserting the follow- 
big : 



Sec. 3, This ordinance shall not take effect 

until the parties interested shall have paid to 
' the City Comptroller one hundred dollars, be- 
'•mgthe amount of costs incurred by the city 
'in making and levying said assessment." 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Lawler moved that the ordinance as 
amended be passed. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas— Dixon, Phelps, Clark, Turner, McAuley, 
Cullerton, Altpeter, McNally, Riordan, Lawler, 
Purcell, Peevey, Eiszner, McNurney, Throop, 
Swift, Rawleigh, Everett, Knopf, Thompson, 
Lorenz. Meyer, (15th Ward), Wetterer, Meier, 
(16th Ward) McCaffrey, Barrett, Jonas— 27. 

Nays— None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed : 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 

of Chicago. 

Section 1. That the ordinance entitled " An 
ordinance for the improvement of Robey street 
from West Madison street to West Harrison 
street," passed May 28, 1877, be, and the same is, 
hereby repealed ; and that the assessment made 
under the provisions of said ordinance, con- 
firmed January 23, 1879, warrant 3292, be, and 
the same is, hereby annulled. 

Sec. 2. That the Comptroller be, and he is, 
hereby directed to refund all monevs received 
by him on account of said warrant 3292. 

Sec 3. This ordinance shall not take effect 
until the parties interested shall have paid the 
City Comptroller one hundred dollars, being the 
costs incurred by the city in making and levying 
said assessment. 

By unanimous consent, the Committee on 
Streets and Alleys, N. D., to whom was referred 
an ordinance repealing an ordinance and an- 
nulling an assessment for opening White street 
submitted a report recommending its passage. ' 



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Aid Turner moved to amend the ordinance 
by adding to section 2 the following, " Provided 
" however, that this ordinance shall not take 
" effect until the parties interested shall have 
" paid to the Citv Comptroller one hundred and 
" thirtv-eight dollars and twenty-seven cents, 
" (.f 138127), being the amount of costs incurred by 
" the city in making and levying said assess- 
" ment." 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid McCaffrey moved that the ordinance as 
amended be passed. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
ia's— Dixon, Sanders, Phelps, Clark, Grannis, 
Turner, McAuley, Cullerton, Altpeter, McNally, 
Riordan, Lawler, Pureed, Peevey,; Eiszner, Mc- 
Nurney. Throop, Swift, Rawleigh, Everett, 
Knopf, Thompson, Lorenz, Meyer, (15th Ward) 
Wetterer, Meier (16th Ward,), McCaffrey, Bar- 
rett, Jonas,— 29. 

Nays— None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed : 

ORDINANCE 

repealing ordinance and annulling assessment 

for opening White street. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 

of Chicago. 

Section l. That the ordinance entitled an 
ordinance for opening White street through to 
Bremer street," passed February 21, 1876, be and 
the same is hereby repealed, and that the as- 
sessment made under the provisions ol said or- 
dinance, confirmed by the Superior Court of 
Cook County, September 4, 1878, be and the same 
is bereby annulled. 

Sec 2 That the Corporation Counsel be and 
he is hereby directed to dismiss and discontinue 
all proceedings in said Supeiior Court in connec- 
tion with said proceedings ; Provided, however, 
that this ordinance shall not take effect until the 
parties interested shall have paid to the (lty 
Comptroller one hundred and thirty-eight dol- 
lars and twenty-seven cents, ($138.27). being the 
amount of costs incurred by the city in making 
and levying said assessment. 

REPORTS OF CITY OFFICERS. 

The Commissioner of Public Works submitted 
a report concerning the cost of budding a via- 
duct at Sangamon street, etc., which was or- 
dered •. ■ _. 
Published and placed on file. 
The following is the report : 

Department of Public Works, I 

Chicago, July 26, 1879. j 

To the Mayor and Alderman of the City Council : 

Gentlemen :— In compliance with an order 

passed by your honorable body, June 30, 1879, I 

submit herewith a statement prepared by Acting 

City Engineer Williams, of the amount available 

from appropriations and the estimated cost of 

constructing the citv's portion of the Sangamon 

street viaduct, together with the amount neces- 

sarv for raising and putting in condition the 

buildings fronting on the approaches of the 

same. tt ■ fi 

Very respectfully, 

Chs. S. Walter, 
Commissioner of Public Works. 
Dep't of Public Works, I 
Chicago, July 27, 1879. f 
C. S. Wallfr, 

Com. Public Works 
Dear Sir :— The following is a statement of 
the appropriation for and estimated cost of the 
city's portion of a viaduct on Sangamon street, 
at Kinzie and Carroll streets : 
Appropriation of 1878, $15,463.00. less 15 

per cent $13,143.55 

Appropriation of 1879, $15,306.00, less 25 
percent $11,479.82 

Total available this year $21,623.37 



Estimated cost of city's portion of San- 
gamon street approaches $16,811.76 

Cost of raising buildings as per lowest 
bid ' io,650 00 

$27,461.76 
Estimated cost of approaches on Kin - 
zie street, from Morgan to Pierce 

streets ... $12,146.40 

Estimated cost of raising buildings for 
same 505.00 

$12,551.40 

Total $40,013.16. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Benezette Williams, 

Acting City Engineer. 
also. 
A communication concerning condition of 
Eighteenth street and number of feet subscribed 
to a private contract for paving said street, 
which was 
Placed on file. 

also, 
A communication concerning an order to pay 
John Hoos for raising his building at the Eigh- 
teenth street viaduct, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, W. D. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for grading and paving- 
North Halsted street, in front of sundry lots, 
from Sophia street to Fullerton avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Meyer, the ordinance was put upon its passage 
and passed by yeas and nays as loliows : 

Yeas— Dixon, Phelps, Clark, Mallory, Grannis, 
Turner, McAuley, Cullerton, Altpeter, McNally, 
Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, Eisz- 
ner, McNurney, throop, Swift, Rawleigh, Ever- 
ett, Knopf, Thompson, Lorenz, Waldo, Meyer, 
(15th Ward) Wetterer, Meier, (16th Ward) Mc- 
Caffrey, Barrett, Jonas— 31. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for six-inch drains on 
North Halsted street, from Belden avenue to 
Fullerion avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Meyer, the ordinance was put upon its passage 
and passed by yeas and nays as follows :, 

Yeas— Dixon, Phelps, Clark, Mallory, Grannis, 
Turner, McAuley, Cullerton, Altpeter, McNally, 
Rior an, Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, Eisz- 
ner, McNurney, Throop, Swift, Rawleigh, Evei- 
ett, Knopf, Thompson, Lorenz, Waldo, Meyer, 
(15th Ward) Wetierer, Meier, (16th Ward) Mc- 
Caffrey, Barrett, Jonas— 31. 

iVai/s--None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for curbing and ma- 
cadamizing Warren avenue in front of sundry 
lots, from Leavitt street to Oakley avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Rawleigh, the ordinance was put upon its pas- 
sage and passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Dixon, Phelps, Clark, Mallory, Grannis, 
Turner, McAuley, Cullerton, Altpeter, McNally, 
Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, Eisz- 
ner, McNurney, Throop, Swift, Rawleigh, Ever- 
ett, Knopf, Thompson, Lorenz, Waldo', Meyer, 
(15th Ward) Wetterer, Meier, (16th Ward) Mc- 
Caffrey, Barrett, Jonas— 31. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for six-inch drains on 
Warren avenue, from Leavitt street to Oakley 
avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Everett, the ordinance was put upon iis passage 
and passed by yeas and nays as follows : 



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Fm$--Dixon, Phelps. Clark, Mallory, Grannis, 
Turner, McAuley, Cullerton, Altpeter, McNally, 
Riordan, Lawier* Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, Eisz- 
ner, McNurney, Throop, Swift, Rnwleigh, Ever- 
ett, Knopf, Thompson, Lorenz, Waldo, Meyer, 
(15th Ward) Wetterer, Meier. (16th Ward) Mc- 
Caffrey, Barrett, Jonas— 31. 

Nays— None. 

also. 

A report and ordinance for water service pipes 
on Warren avenue, from Leavitt street to Oak- 
ley avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Raw- 
leigh, the ordinance was put upon its passage 
and passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Ye 'S— Dixon. Phelps, Clark, Mallory, Grannis, 
Turner, McAuley, Cullerton, Altpeter, McNallv, 
Riordan, Lawier, Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, Eisz- 
ner, McNurney, Throop. Swift, Rawleigh, Ever- 
ett. Knopf, Thompson. Lorenz, Waldo, Meyer, 
(15th Ward) Wetterer, Meier, (16th Ward,) Mc- 
Caffrey, Barrett, Jonas— 31. 

Nays— None. 

The Clerk presented the official bond of Jere- 
miah rlynn. as Bailiff of the South Division 
Police Couit, in tlie penal sum of three thousand 
dollars, signed by Cornelius Griffin and Charles 
King as sureties. 

Aid, Lawier moved that the bond be approved. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The official bor.d of Win. ,J. Clingen as Clerk 
of the South Division Police Court, in the penal 
sum of five thousand dollars, signed by Augustus 
Anderson and John McHngh as sureties. 

Aid. Sanders moved that the bona be ap- 
proved. 

The motion prevailed 

The Clerk presented a resolution authorizing 
the Inspectors of the House of Correction to 
contract for the board of prisoners, etc., in the 
House of Correction. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the resolution be 
adopted. 

The motion prevailed by veas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Teas— Mallory, Grannis, Turner, McAuley, 
Cullerton. Altpeter, McNally. Kiordan, Lawier, 
Pinvell, Smyth, Peevey, Eiszner, McNurney, 
Throop. Rawleigh, Everett, Lorenz. Meyer, (15th 
Ward) W T etterer, Meier, (16th Ward) McCafirey, 
Barrett, donas— 24. 

New*- -Dixon, Phelps, Claik, Swift, Knopf, 
Thompson— 6. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 

Resolved. That the Board of Inspectors of the 
House of Correction of the city of Chicago be, 
and they are, hereby authorized to enter into 
contracts, on hehalf of said city, with the Board 
of Supervisors or Commissioners of any county 
in this State, and the Board of Trustees of any 
village or town in Cook County for the care of 
any and all prisoners, which may be committed 
to said House of Correction under the provisions 
of any statutes of the (State of Illinois, or under 
the ordinances of any such village or town in 
Cook County, as shall so enter into a contract 
wit!) said city of Chicago ; such contracts to be 
at a price for each prisoner, not less than twenty- 
five cents per dav, as may ! e deemed by said 
Board of Inspectors to be for the best interests 
of the city. 

The Clerk presented the following communica- 
tion from His Honor the Mayor : 

Mayor's Office, | 
Chicago, July 28, 1879. f 
To the Honorable the Members of the City Coun- 
cil of the City of Chicago: 
i Gentlemen— By virtue of the power and au- 
thority conferred upon me by law. I hereby ap- 
point Simon O'Donnell, Deputv Superintendent 



of Police, and respectfully ask the concurrence 
of your honorable body in such appointment. 
Carter H. Harrison, 

Mayor. 

Aid. Dixon moved that the appointment be 
concurred in. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Feas-Dixon, Phelps, Clark, Mallory, Grannis, 
Turner, McAuley, Cullerton, Altpeter, McNally, 
Kiordan, Lawier, Purcell. Smyth, Peevey, Eisz- 
ner, McNurney, Throop, Switt, Rawleigh, Ever- 
ett, Knopf, Thompson, Lorenz, Meyer, (15th 
Ward) Wetterer, Meier, (16th Ward) McCaffrey, 
Barrett, Jonas— 30. 

Nays— None. 

The Clerk presented the report of the Fire 
Marshal for the quarter ending June 30, 1879 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Fire and Water. 

The Clerk presented the report of the Com- 
missioners to make estimate for curbing, filling 
and pavingj Lake street, in front of sundry lots, 
between Fifth avenue and Market street. 

Aid. Dixon 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 grading and paving Canalport avenue, 
from Halsled street to West Twenty-second 
street. 

Aid. Cullerton 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 filling and paving Washington street 
in front of sundry lots, from La Salle street to 
Fifth avenue. 

Aid. Dixon 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 curbing, grading and paving Lincoln 
avenue in front of sundry lots, from North Wells 
street to Centre street. 

Aid. Meyer 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 grading and paving Michigan street in 
front of sundry lots, from Dearborn avenue to 
North State street. 

Aid. Jonas 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 esti- 
mate for curbing, filling and paving Polk street 
in front of sundry lots, from State street to South 
Branch of Chicago river. 

Aid. Sanders 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 water service pipes on West Division 
street, from Milwaukee avenue to North Branch 
of Chicago river. 

Aid Lorenz moved that the report be approv- 
ed, and that the order thereto attached bepa'ssed 

The motion prevailed. 



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ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioner* to make esti- 
mate for private drains on West Division street, 
from Milwaukee avenue to North Branch ot 

C Aid ?Lorenz moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. .. ^ • 

The motion prevailed . 

Aid. Rawleigh moved that the rules be sus- 
pended for the purpose of permitting the Corn- 
See on Streets and Alleys, WD., to submit 
a report on the ordinance repealing the ordi- 
nance for opening Winchester avenue. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as iol- 

10 Yeas— Dixon, Phelps, Mallory .Grannis, Turner, 
McAuley, Cullerton. Altpeter, McNally, Kior- 
dan, Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Peevey .McNurney. 
swift Kawleigh, Everett, Knopf, Thompson, 
Lorenz Waldo, Meyer, (15th Ward,) Wet.erer, 
Meier, (16th Ward,) McCaffrey, Barrett, Jonas 

—28. 

JVays— Clark, Throop— 2. 

The Committee on Streets and Alleys, W. D., 
to whom was referred an ordinance repealing 
ordinance and annulling assessment for opening 
Winchester avenue, submitted a report recom- 

"SsS'tsasrsw ^ tt . report be ™ 

over until the next regular meeting. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid Cullerton moved that the City Attorney 
he instructed to report at the next regular meet- 
ing on the liability of the city in the matter of 
opening Winchester avenue. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Kawleigh moved tha* the subject matter 
be made the special order for th > next regular 
meeting at 8.30 o'clock p. m. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid Swift moved that when the Council ad- 
journs it be until the first Monday in September 
Aid. Lawler moved to lay the motion on the 

ta The motion to lay on the table prevailed by 
yeas and nays as follows : 

• Fcas-Dixon, Sanders, Mallory Grannis Tur- 
ner, McAuley, Altpeter, McNally, Riordan. Law- 
ler, Throop, Lorenz. Meyer , (15th Ward) Wettei- 
er, Meier, (16th Ward), McCaffrey, Barrett, 

^al/I-Phelps, Clark, Cullerton, Purcell .Smyth, 
Peevey Eiszner, McNurney, Swift, Kawleigh, 
Everett, Knopf, Thompson, Waldo— 14. 

Bv unanimous consent, Aid. Smyth presented 
an order avthorizing Ray & Whitney to proceed 
with the paving of Desplaines street, and moved 
its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That Kay & Whitney, contractors, be 
and are hereby granted permission to proceed 
fopaveDesplaV.es street, from West Madison 
street to West Monroe street, said pavement to 
be in accordance with the specifications and 
contract entered into between said contractors 
and the property owners of said street. 

Bv unanimous consent, Aid. Smyth presented 
a remonstrance against paving Despaines street 
between Madison street and Monroe street, 

W Keierred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys^. D. 

Aid Turner moved that the rules be suspend- 
ed for the purpose of taking up the report of the 
Committee on Streets and Alleys. S. I)., on pe- 
tition for relief from assessment tor opening 

A XhY motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows r 



Peas—Dixon, Sanders, Phelps. Clark, Mallory, 
Grannis, Turner, McAuley, Cullerton, Altpeter, 
McNally, Riordan, Lawler, Peevey, Eiszner, 
Throop. Swift, Kawleigh, Everett, Knopf, 
Thompson, Lorenz, Waldo, Meyer, (15th Ward.) 
Wetterer, Meier (16th Ward,) McCaffrey, Bar- 
rett, Jonas— 29. 

Nays— None. 

The Clerk presented the report of the Commit- 
tee on Streets and Alleys, S, D., on petition for 
relief from assessment for opening Arnold street, 
deferred July 7. 1879, and recommending that 
the time for the payment of the assessment be 
extended for one year. . 

Aid. Turner moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the rules be sus- 
pended for the purpose of taking up the report 
of the Committee on Judiciary, on the petition 
of Mrs. J. W. Loomis. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas— Dixon, Sanders, Phelps, Clark, Mallory, 
Grannis, Turner, McAuley, Cullerton, Altpeter, 
McNally, Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, 
Peevey, Eiszner, Throop, Swift, Rawleigh, Ever- 
ett, Knopf , Thompson, Lorenz, Waldo, Meyer, 
(15th Ward), Wetterer, McCaffrey, Barrett, 
Jonas-30. 

Nays— Meier, (16th Ward,)— 1. 

The Clerk presented the report of the Commit- 
tee on Judiciary on the petition of Mrs. J. W, 
Loomis. deferred and published July 3, 1879. 

Aid. Cullerton moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order thereto attached. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas— Dixon, Sanders. Clark, Mallory, Gran- 
nis, Turner, McAuley, Cullerton, Altpeter, Rior- 
dan, Lawler. Purcell, Peevev, Eiszner, Throop, 
Swi t. Rawleigh, Everett, Lorenz, Waldo, Mev- 
er, (15th Ward) Wetterer, Meier, (16th Ward) 
McCaffrey. Barrett, Jonas— 26 

Nays— Phelps, Smyth, Knopf, Thompson— 4. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller upon re- 
ceiving a deed conveying the title to said prem- 
ises, Nos. 83 and 85 West Jackson street to the 
City or Chicago, free and clear of all incum- 
brances except the mortgage held on said prem- 
ises by the (Mty,pay to Mrs. J. W. Loomis the 
sum of twenty-five hundred dollars out of any 
moneys not otherwise appropriated. 

Aid. Phelps moved that the Council do now 
adjourn. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Feas— Phelps, Mallory, Purcell. Smyth, Pee- 
vey, Eiszner, Kawleigh, Everett, Knopf, Thomp- 
son— 10. 

Nays— Dixon, Sanders, Clark, Grannis. Turner, 
McAuley, Cullerton, Altpeter, McNally, Riordan, 
Lawler, McNurney, Throop, Swift, Lorenz, Wal- 
do, Meyer, (15th Ward) Wetterer, Meier, (16th 
Ward) McCaffrey, Barrett, Jonas— 22. 

REPORTS OF CITY OFFICERS. 

The Clerk presented the report of the Inspect- 
ors of the House of Correction for the quarter 
ending June 30, 1879, which was 

Placed on file. 

The Clerk presented a communication from 
Thomlinson & Reid, contractors for the cut 
stone work ot the City Hall, concerning a report 
on the City Hall, etc., which was 

Laid over temporarily. 

The Clerk presented the report of the Commit- 
tee of experts appointed to examine the City 
Hall. 

Aid. Rawleigh moved that the reading of the 
document be dispensed with. 



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AM. Turner moved to lay the motion on the 
table. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Teas— Dixon, Sanders, Phelps, Clark. Gran- 
nis, Turner, McAuley, Altpeter, McNally, Kior- 
dan, Purcell, Smyth, Peevey. Eiszner, Throop, 
Lorenz, Meyer, (15th Ward) Meier, (16th Ward) 
McCaffrey, Barrett, Jonas— 21. 

Nays— Matlory, Cullerton, Lawler, McNurney, 
Swift, Rawleigh, Everett, Knopf, Thompson, 
Waldo, Wetterer— 11. 

Aid. Swift moved that the Council do now 
adjourn. 

The motion was lost ,by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas— Phelps, Maliory, Grannis, Swift, Raw- 
leigh, Knopf— 6. 

Nays— Dixon, Sanders, Clark, Turner, McAu- 
ley, Cullerton, Altpeter, McNally, Riordan, Law- 
ler, Purcell, Smyth, Peevev. Eiszner, McNurney, 
Throop. Everett, Thompson. Lorenz, Waldo, 
Meyer, (15th Ward) Wetterer, Meier, (16th Ward) 
McCaffrey, Barrett, Jonas— 26. 

Aid. Lawler requested that the report be re- 
ferred to the Committee on Public Buildings un- 
der the rule 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the rules be sus- 
pended for the purpose of publishing the report. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Teas— Dixon, Sanders, Phelps, Cullerton, 
Smyth, Peevey, McNurney, Everett— 8. 

Nays— Clark, Maliory, Grannis, Turner, Mc- 
Auley, Altpeter. McNally, Riordan, Lawler, Pur- 
cell, Eiszner, Throop, Swift, Rawleigh, Kuopf, 
Thompson, Lorenz, Waldo, Meyer, (loth Ward) 
Wetterer, Meier, (16th Ward) "McCaffrey, Bar- 
rett. Jonas— 24. 

The report was then referred to the Commit- 
tee on Public Buildings. 

Aid. Lawler moved that the rules be suspend- 
ed for the purpose of allowing him to introduce 
a resolution directing the contractors to stop 
work on the City Hall. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows, two-thirds not agreeing : 

Teas— Sanders, Turner, McAuley. Cullerton, 
Altpeter, McNally. Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, 
Smyth, Peevey, Eiszner, McNurnev, Everett, 
Lorenz, Meyer, (15th Ward) Meier, (16th Ward) 
McCaffrey, Barrett, Jonas -20. 

Nays— Dixon, Phelps, Clark, Maliory, Grannis, 
Throop, Swift. Rawleigh, Knopf. Thompson, 
Waldo, Wetterer- -12. 

Aid Smyth moved that the Committee on 
Public Buildings be requested to report on the 
matter referred to them at the next regular 
meeting, and that their report be made the 
special order for eight o'clock p. m 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows ; 

Teas— Dixon, Sanders, Phelps. Clark, Maliory, 
Grannis, Turner. McAuley, Cullerton, Altpeter, 
McNally, Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, 
Peevey. Eiszner, McNurney, Throop, Swift, Raw- 
leigh, Everett, Knopf, Thompson, Lorenz, Wal- 
do, Meyer, (15th Ward) Wetterer, Meier, (16th 
Ward) McCaffrey, Barrett, Jonas - 32. 

Nays— None. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Thompson pre- 
sented a remonstrance against the proposed e e- 
v iled railway on Milwaukee avenue, which was 

Referred to the Joint Committee on Streets 
and Alleys of the three divisions. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Riordan presented 
a remonstrance against the proposed elevated 
railwav on Blue Island avenue, which was 

Referred to the Joint Committee on Streets 
and Alleys of the three divisions. 



Aid. McCaffrey moved that the rules be sus- 
pended for the purpose of allowing him to intro- 
duce an order. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas— Sanders, Clark, Grannis, Turner, Mc- 
Auley, Cullerton, Altpeter, McNallv, Riordan, 
Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, Eiszner, Mc- 
Nurney, Throop, Everett, Thompson, Lorenz, 
Meyer, (15th Ward) Meier, (leth Ward) McCaf- 
frey, Barrett, Jonas— 24. 

Nays— Dixon, Phelps, Maliory, Swift, Raw- 
leigh, Knopf, Waldo, Wetterer— 8. 

Aid. McCaffrey presented an order requesting 
the Mayor to send to this Council the name of 
some fit person to act as superintendent of the 
City Hall, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Public Build- 
ings. 

Aid. Maliory moved that the Council do now 
adjourn. 

The motion was lost by yeas and navs as fol- 
lows : 

Peas— Dixon, Phelps, Clark, Maliory, Altpeter 
Smyth, Peevey, Eiszner, Throop, Rawleigh 
Knopf, Thompson, Lorenz, Waldo, Mever, (15th 
Ward.)— 15. 

Nays— Sanders, Grannis, Turner, McAuley 
Cullerton, McNally, Riordan, Lawler, Purcell 
McNurney, Swift, Everett, Wetterer.Meier (t6th 
Ward), McCaffrey. Barrett, Jonas— 17. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the rules be sus- 
pended for the purpose of allowing him to in- 
troduce an order. 

The motion prevailed oy yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas— Dixon, Sanders, Phelps, Clark, Grannis, 
Turner, McAuley, Cullerton, Altpeter, McNally. 
Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, Peevey, Eiszner 
McNurney. Throop. Swift, Rawleigh, Everett' 
Knopf, Thompson, Waldo, Meyer, (15th Ward) 
Wetterer, McCaffrey, donas— 27, 

Nays— Maliory, Lorenz, Meier, i (16th Ward) 
Barrett— 4 

Aid. Cullerton presented an order authorizing 
W. H. Watson to pave West Eighteenth street, 
between Union and Halsted streets, by private 
contract. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the order be passed 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas— Dixon, Sanders, Phelps, Clark, Grannis, 
Turner, McAuley, Cullerton, Altpeter, McNally, 
Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, Peevev, Eiszner 
McNurney, Throop, Swift, Rawleigh, Everett, 
Knopf, Thompson. Lorenz, Waldo, Mever, (15th 
Ward) Wetterer, Meyer, (16th Ward) McCaffrey, 
Barrett, Jonas— 30. 

Nays— None. 

The following is the order as passed . 

Whereas*, more than seven-eigh h of the 
owners and representatives of property on 
Eighteenth street, between Union and Halsted 
streets, have entered into and signed a contract 
with W. H. Watson to All, grade and pave said 
Eighteenth street with six inch cedar blocks on 
one inch board foundations, and lake shore 
gravel, in front of their property, in accordance 
with certain specifications in said contract 
mentioned, therefore be it and it is hereby 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of "Public 
Works issue a permit to the said W. H. Watson 
to do saidwoik contacted for as aforesud in 
accordance with said contract and specifications 
and the Commissioner is hereby authorized to 
let the city's portion of said improvement be- 
tween said termini, to the said Watson at a 
price not to exceed that paid by property own- 
ers ; it is further 

Ordered, That the Department of PublicWorks 
prepare and report to this Council a proper or- 
dinance for the making of said improvement in 
front of such lots, between said termini, as are 



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not included in said contract : provided, that the 
costs and expenses of the same shall be paid for 
by special assessment ; and the Commissioner is 
authorized to let the last mentioned work to the 
said W. H. Watson at the same rates as the 
work contracted for as aforesaid, to be paid for 
when the assessment levied for that purpose 
shall have been collected. Said contractor to 
pay all costs, engineer and inspecting. 

ADJOURNMENT. 

Aid. Everett] moved that the Council do now 
adjourn. 

the motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows-: 



Feas--Dixon, Clark, Mallory, Gramiis, Turner, 
McAuley, Cullerton, Altpeter, Peevey, Eiszner, 
Eawleigh, Everett, Knopf, Thompson, Lorenz, 
Waldo, Meyer, (15th Ward)— 17. 

iVays—Sanders, Phelps, McNally, Kiordan, 
Lawler, Purcell, McNurney, Throop, Swift, 
Wetterer, Meiar, (16th Ward,) McCaffrey, Bar- 
rett, Jonas— 14. 

And the Council stood adjourned. 



P.J. HOWAKD, 



City Clerk. 



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CITY COUNCIL 



REGULAR MEETING. 



AUGUST 4, 1879' 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 

Present-Aid. Dixon, Sanders, Phelps, Clark, 
Mallory, Crannis, Turner, McAuley, Cullerton 
tfe ter V McNa11 ^- RiOT dan, Lawler, Purcell 
|™-L tn V Pe ? v - e ^ E J, szner - McNuraey Throop 
Swift, Pawleigh, Everett, Knopf, Thompson 
Lorenz, Waldo, Meyer, (151 h Ward) Wetterer 
Meier, (16th Ward) McCaffrey, Jonas. Wetteiei ' 

Mfpnv^ Ald -T u i e - y V^ allar<1 ' Stauber, Barrett, 
McC c-rmick an d His Honor the Mayor. 
Aid. Lawler in the Chair. 

MINUTES. 

Aid. McCaffrey moved that the minutes of the 
onf otjng e read g * July * 8 ' be a PP roved with- 
The motion prevailed. 

REPORTS OF CITY OFFICERS. 

H^ h &r C i!nr k ^f e ^ nted a communication from 
Mis Honoi the Mayor covering names of per- 

dmlnE a rh™ d v fl 'T th , e House of Correction 
PlSced on^file g gUSt 2 ' 1879 ' wnich was 

J$f a ?n nim ?!$ con sent, Aid. McNurney pre- 
Si C J- tne ^ pet i tlon of Patrick Moran for com- 
pensation for damages to buildings, etc., which 

inSf feired t0 the Committee on Public Build- 

« ^ unanimous consent, Aid. Swift presented 
w^?\ r nstranc P against the improvement of 

SEff^Sss? ■&* from Loomis street to asS- 

land avenue, which was 

leys IT D t0 the Committee on Streets and Al- 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Eawleigh pre- 



Public Workfto £JS2£ g th £ De P ar ^cnt of 
xuuuc vvoiKs to prepare ordinances for lnmn 
posts on California avenue and West MomS? 
street, and moved its passage Monroe 

The motion prevailed. 
£ ne , m l°™£ is tne oider as passed • 
Ordered, That the Department of Public 
Works prepare an ordinance and submit to this 
SSm ™ f ? r four + lam P Posts on CalifornK av^nne 
from Madison street to Monroe street and St 
lamp posts on Monroe street. g 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Eiszner uresontpri 

Coi?e Co HSSSF lh ? Pe01>le ' s gas Lilhfand 

CoKe Co. to lay gas mams on Curtis street, which 

Kef erred to the Committee on Gas Lights. 

By unanimous consent. Aid, Throop presented 
a petition lor the investigation, etc , of the sew- 
S S em adv0Cated ** L - & Haflbe'rl 

OoSy'Ee'latt C ° mmittee on Healt * «* 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Cullerton Dre- 

aset e tiemenl'w?;r} e ^ dil W an °/ der authSriSng 
a settlement with John Hoos for raisin e- hniiri 

pafsale ,ghteenth Street ^duct^nd^vedfts 

lows! m ° ti0n prevaiIed Dy y eas and nays as fol- 

Feos-Dixon, Sanders, Phelps, Clark Mallorv 

mS'v T pfnS^ CA T Iey ', C^l^rto^f'AUpeter; 
McJNaiiy, Eiordan, Lawler, Purcell. Smvth 
Peeyey, Eiszner, McNurney, Throop Swift Kaw' 
JfflSf 1 4 Vei T^£ n + °P f ■ Thompson?Sorenz Meyer 
SeyTJonUIl?. 61 ' 61 '' Meler ' < 16th Wai ' d > ^- 
Nays— None. 

The following is the order as passed • 
Whereas, An order was passed by this Coun- 
cil, June 30, 1879, authorizing- the Comptiolleri 



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pay to John Hoos a sum of money agreed upon 
Between him and the Commissioner of Public 
Works for raising the buildings to grade on the 
west approach to the Eighteenth street viaduct ; 

Whereas, No settlement had been made 
prior to the passage of said order, therefore be it 

Ordered, That the order passed June JO, 1879, 
and relating to a settlement with John Hoos f 01 
raising his buildings to grade on the approach to 
the Eighteenth street viaduct be, and the same 
is, hereby repealed, and the following passed : 

Ordered, That the Comptroller be and he is, 
hereby authorized to settle with and pay John 
Hoos whatever sum of money that may be 
aereed upon by the Commissioner of Public 
Works for raising the buildings of the said John 
Hoos to the grade of the west approach to the 
Eighteenth street viaduct, said money to be paid 
out of an appropriation made for such purpose 
in the annual appropriation bill of 1879. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the rules be sus- 
pended for the purpose of allowing the Commit- 
tee on Judiciary to report on the petition of 

W The motum S was lost by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows, two-thirds not agreeing : 

Yeas-Seders, Ballard, Phelps Clark, Mal- 
lory, Grannis, Turner. McAuley, Cullerton, Alt- 
peter McNallv, Riordan, Lawler, Puree!!, Eisz- 
SSfLorenz, Meyer, (15th Ward) Meier, (16th 

^ay^-Sgon'smyth, Peevey, Throop Swift, 
Rawleigh, Everett, Knopf, Thompson, Wetterer, 
McCaft'rey-11. 

The Clerk presented the following communica- 
tion from His Honor the Mayor : 



Mayor's Office, I 
Chicago, August 2, 1879. [ 
To the City Council of the City of Chicago: 

Gentlembn-I hereby return without my ap- 
proval, for reasons hereinafter set forth, the fol- 
lowing order or resolution passed by your honor- 
able bodv July 28, 1879 : 

"Ordered. That the City Comptroller, uponre- 
" ceiving a deed conveying the title to said prem- 
" ises, Nos. 83 and 85 West Jackson street to the 
" City of Chicago, free and clear of all mciim- 
"brances except the mortgage held on said 
- premises by the City, pay tc > Mrs. J. W. Loomis 
" the sum of twenty-five hundred dollars out of 
" any moneys not otherwise appropriated. 

First. The city of Chicago has no need of, 
and no use for, the above described property, 
and in my opinion, at present no public neces- 
sity requires the purchase of the property in 

^Second. The purchase, under the circum- 
stances, is simply a charity, and I do not think 
it is in the interest of the city to perform charit- 
able acts of this character. 

It is furthermore the adoption of a dangerous 
precedent, for, if relief of this kind is granted 
in this case, every person who has purchased, or 
may purchase, any lot from the city can here- 
after be relieved in same way when financially 

Third. The necessities of the city are such, 
that it will be more to its advantage, that the 
incumbrance now held by the city be paid, and 
if the margin value of the lot over the incum- 
brance is twenty-five ($2,500) dohars to the city, 
it ought to be worth that to any individual. 

CARTER H. HARRISON, 

Mayor. 

Aid. Thompson moved to reconsider the vote 
by which the order was passed. 
The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 

10 Feas-Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, Phelps, Clark, 
Mallory, Grannis, Turner, McAuley, Cullerton, 
Altpeter, McNaily, Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, 



Smyth, Peevev, Eiszner. Throop, Swift, Raw- 
leigh, Everett/Knopf, Thompson, Lorenz, Wal- 
dof Meyer, (I5tli Ward) Wetterer, Meier, (,16th 
Ward) McCaffrey, Jonas— 31 

Nays— None . , , . 

Aid. Rawleigh moved that the order be passed, 
the veto of the Mayor to the contrary notwith- 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as f ol- 

l0 yeas— Mallory, Cullerton, Lawler, McNurney, 

E J?S?-Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, Phelps, Clark, 
Grannis, Turner, McAuley, Altpeter, Mc^ally, 
Riordan Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, Eiszner, 
Throop, Swift, Rawleigh, Knopf. Thompson, 
Lorenz Waldo, Meyer, (15th Ward) Wetterer, 
Meier, (16th Ward) McCaffrey, Jonas-27. 

SPECIAL ORDER. 

Aid. Rawleigh moved that the special order, 
the ordinance repealing the ordinance for open- 
ing Winchester avenue, be temporarily post- 
poned. . 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid Phelps asked that the Committee on Pub- 
lic Buildings have further time in which to re- 
port on the City Hall matters. 

The request was granted. 

The Clerk presented the following communi- 
cation from His Honor the Mayor : 

Mayor's Office, ! 

CHICAGO, August 4, 1879. \ 
To the City Council of the City of Chicago: 

Genti.emen-1 hereby return without my 
amiroval, for reasons herein set forth and con- 
tained the following entitled ordinance passed 
b V your honorable body .mly 28 1879 ; '.' Ordi- 
nance repealing ordinance and annulling as- 
" segment for opening White street. 

FirH In my opinion the public necessities 
reaiire that the street above should be opened 
tXcUitate the movements of the fire depart- 
nent in reaching buildings west of the Proposed 
mprovement, and the property benefited by the 
imbroveinent should pay therefor, and no at- 
tempt be made to saddle the debtor necessity 
nnon the fire department or city. 
^Second I understand that since the street 
has been opened as contempla:ed by the, ordi- 
nance the lire department hav e had -occasion to 
use the same, and the same has been in use bj 
the public for some time and that the ownei .has 
implicitly, if not expressly, consented to occu 
pation of the street by the city I. find m case of 
City of Chicago vs c Barbian, 80 Ills., 482 the lot 
lowing language of the Supreme Coiut If .by 
''the owners consent, either express or implied, 
" the property is taken or damaged ^eto.eom- 
"pensation is made, the owner has a vested 
" right in the compensation," which puts the c^y 
in position of being oblige now to .pay toe com 



peSion awarded if suit be brought by proper 
person, no matter what the Council may do in the 
premises, and if the improvement be now aban- 
cloned, under that decision, the City would .have 
to pay for the lot and not have it except thiough 
payment by general taxation, which the law does 
not contemplate. ,»„„*,+« o C tn thp 

Third. As there may be doubts as to tie 
power of the city now to abandon the improve- 
S the attempt will P^bably result in owner 
of lot sueine the city for amount of compensa 
nmawaffiand if he be successful, the city 
must ply what should be paid by the property 
immediately benefited. 

Carter H. Harrison, 

Mayor- 

Aid. Dixon moved to reconsider the vote by 
which the ordinance was passed, 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 



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Yeas— Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, Phelps, Clark- 
Mallory, Grannis, Turner, McAulev, Cullerton, 
Altpeter, McNally, Riordan, Law'ler, Purcell, 
Smyth, Peevey, McNurney, Throop, Swift. Raw- 
leigh, Everett, Knopf, Lorenz, Waldo, Meyer, 
(15th Ward) Wetterer, McCaffrey, Jonas-29. 

JVays— Eiszner, Thompson- -2. 

Aid. Thompson moved that the ordinance be 
passed the veto of the Mayor to the contrary 
notwithstanding. 

The motion was lost by yea's and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas— Eiszner, Thompson, Meier, (16th Ward) 
McCaffrey, Jonas— 5. 

Nays— Dxon, Sanders, Ballard, Phelps. Clark, 
Mallory, Grannis, Turner, McAuley, Cullerton, 
Altpeter, McNally, Lawler, Purcell, Smytli, Pee- 
vey, McNurney, Throop. Swift, Rawleigh, Ever- 
ett, Knopf, Lorenz, Waldo, Meyer, (1 5th Ward) 
Wetterer— 26. 

Aid. Knopf moved that when the Council ad- 
journs it be until the second -Monday in Septem- 
ber. 

Aid. Turner moved to lay the motion on the 
table. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas-- Sanders, Turner, McAuley, Cullerton, 
Altpeter, McNally, Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, 
Throop, Meier, (16th Ward) McCaffrey— 12. 

Nays— Dixon, Ballard, Phelps, Clark, Mallory, 
Grannis, Smyth, Peevey, Eiszner, McNurney, 
Swift, Kawleigh, Everett, Knopf, Thompson, 
Lorenz, Waldo, Meyer, (15th Ward) Wetterer, 
Jonas— 20- 

The question then being on Hie motion of Aid. 
Knopf, it was lost by yeas and nays as follows : 

Fecw-Phelps, Clark, Mallory. Grannis, Eisz- 
ner, Swift, Kawleigh, Evetett, Knopf, Thomp- 
son, Waldo, Wet! erer— 12. 

Nays— Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, Turner, Mc- 
Auley, Cullerton, Altpeter, McNallv, Riordan 
Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, 'McNurney, 
Ihroop. Lorenz, Meyer (15th Ward) Meier, (16th 
Ward) McCaffrey, Jonas— 20. 

The Clerk presented a communication from 
His Honor the Mayor, aopointing Harry Rubens 
as a Director of the Public Library vice A. B 
Mason resigned, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Schools. 

ALSO. 

A communication appointing William Meyer 
as Cierk of the North Division Police Court, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Police. 

ALSO. 

The following communication • 

Mayor's Office, ) 
Chicago. Aug. 4. 1879. > 
To the Hon, the members of the City Council of 

the City of Chicago: 
. Gentlemen :-The water supply of the city 
is at present barely adequate to meet the de- 
mands of the people, and to such an extent is 
the pressure that the engines in the two water 
works of the city are now forced to run at a 
speed considered not to be entirely safe and 
economical. The present demand is at the rate 
of about 68,000,000 gallons of water every twent\ - 
four hours, and, with the capacity of the different 
?^ g ^ es n^ delivering in the same space of time 
104,500,000 gallons, it can be readily seen that an 
abundance of water can be placed in all parts of 
tne city, Phis calculation, however, is based 
upon the supposition that all the engines can be 
th!ir il J\£ mmp ? ire(i effl( 'iency ; but the fact that 
!£i^ of the e "& l , nes are of an old pattern and 
greatly worn by long usage, and that it is among 
the possibilities that one of the engines at the 
West Side Water- Works may be disabled at any 
time, suggests the expediency and propriety of 
providing for emergencies. The engines on the 



West Side are now run up to their full capacity 
during the day, and so great is the demand that 
neither engine has been stopped long enough to 
give either a needed rest or enable the engineer 
to put both in proper working condition. The 
engines are in fair working order, but, should, 
some accident befall either one of them, the full 
capacity of the North Side engines would have. 
to be called into requisition. Repairs on large 
engines are long and difficult, and if anv one of 
the engines in the North Division pumping 
works should become disabled while repairs are 
being made on the West Side, the water supplv 
would fall far short of the demand. In such a 
contingency it is safe to say that water in resi- 
dences and other buildings could not be raised 
above the first story. It is one of Chicago's 
prides to have, not only the best water suppiv, 
but the purest, and the aim of the authorities 
has always been to keep ahead of the laudable 
demand of the pe< .pie in this direction. The de- 
mand is increasing yearly in an almost geome- 
trical progression, and the day is not distant 
when to keep up with the consumption of water 
the various engines will have to be taxed to 
their fullest capacity. Aside from the foregoing 
considerations, it is not wise to keep all the en- 
gines under a constant strain. The engines 
should be stopped at intervals, examined, 
cleaned, oiled, repaired, and rested, and then 
the wear and tear would be considerahy less 
than under other circumstances, and the danger 
from accidents greatly lessened. Where they 
are used constantly with only slight interrup- 
tions any parts are liable to give away, and the 
supply of water greatly reduced. 

Of the two West Side engines, ex-City En- 
gineer Chesbrough says in his last report : " Both 
engines have been in operation during the year, 
with the exception of twelve days during the 
months of October and November, at which 
tune they received a general overhauling and 
cleaning, which had not been done before since 
the erection. All working parts were found to 
be in good order, with the exception of the 
valves in the main pumps, which had to be re- 
placed by new ones of a superior quality of rub- 
ber, which I think will give much better satisfac- 
tion While we were working but one engine 
the head was very unsatisfactory ; there were 
several complaints of the lack of pressure, 
which would prove that if one of these should 
become disabled it wou d be a great inconven- 
ience to the people of the West Side. More 
machinery at these works is what is really re- 
quired for safety." 

It will thus be seen that if at any time, while 
one of the large engines is under repairs, a fire 
of threaten mg proportions should break out, 
the engines left for service would be unable to 
deliver all the water needed, and prudence 
therefore suggests that some action be taken to 
forestall any such or other contingencies. The 
only proper source is to put in additional engines 
on the West Side, where so many lumber yards 
abound and frame buildings predominate, and, 
as it will require two years before the new en- 
gines can be constructed and put in working- 
order, I would recommend to your honorable 
body that you pass a resolution authorizing the 
Board of Public Works Commissioners to adver- 
tise at once for bids and enter into a contract for 
two new engines, and also to advertise and enter 
into a contract for the erection of a wing to the 
building for such engines. The urgent need for 
these engines is further demonstrated bv the an- 
nexed statement from the City Engineer's De- 
partment. 

Carter H. Harrison, 

Mayor. 
The following is the statement referred to ■ 
The Hon Carter H. Harrison, Mayor: 

Dear Sir— In accordance with vour request, 
I present you with the following facts in refer- 
ence to the capacity of the City Pumping Works, 






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and the quantity of water pumped at the pres- 
ent time. ' ■ 

At the West Side Works are two< engines, 
erected in 1876, of a combined capacity to deliv- 
er in twenty-four hours, 30,000,000 gallons ; at 
the North Side, one double engine, erected in 
1872, with a capacity of 36,000,000 ; one double 
engine, erected in 1867, with a capacity of 18,000,- 
000 ; one single engine, erected in 1853, with a 
capacity of 7,500,000 ; and one single engine, 
erected in 1857, with a capacity of 13,000,000 ; 
total capacity, 104,500,000 gallons. All the 
engines are in good order. The West Side 
engines and the 1867 engines on the North 
Side were tested last fall and found to deliver 
the quantity of water as estimated in the last 
report, The 1872, or large double engine, on the 
North Side was thoroughly overhauled tins 
spring and fitted with a complete set of new 
pump valves, and the pumps trued with a lining, 
putting this engine in as good trim as it is possi- 
ble to make it. The old 1857 and 1853 engines 
cut a verv small figure, both on account of then- 
small capacity and long service. 

At the present time both engines on the West 
Side and the 1872 and 1853 engines on the North 
Side are running during the day time, and 
deliver in the middle of the day at the rate 
69,600,000 gallons per twenty-four hours during 
warm weather, although the average daily sup- 
ply is not 60,000,000 gallons, as one engine on the 
West Side ai d the small engine on the North 
Side is stopped a few hours during the night. 
If from any cause the West Side engines or the 
large engine on the North Side should be 
stopped, it would leave the available capacity of 
the works about 68,500,000 per twenty-four hours, 
which is barely sufficient to meet the ordinary 
demand for water during the day time, and fur- 
ther to get this capacity all the engines would 
have to be run at a speed which is neither econ- 
omical nor desirable, except in cases of emer- 
gency, and then only for a limited time. 
Kespectfully submitted, 

Samuel G. Artingstall, 

Assistant Engineer. 

Aid. Rawleigh moved that the communication 
be referred to the Committee on Fire and Wafer. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Clerk presented the bill of experts ap- 
pointed to examine the City Hall, amounting to 
$2,100, which was _. 

Eef erred to the Joint Committees on Finance 
and Public Buildings. 

The City Attorney submitted an opinion as to 
the liability of the city if the ordinance opening 
Winchester avenue should be repealed, which 
was 

Laid over temporarily. 

The City Comptroller submitted a communica- 
tion recommending the investment of $250,000 
from the Water Fund in United States Bonds or 
City Treasury Warrants of 1879, to be used as 
needed in payment for new engines for Water 
Works, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

ALSO, 

A communication concerning a letter from A. 
M. Billings. President of the People's Gas Light 
and Coke Co., concerning the price of gas for 
the current municipal year, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Gas Lights. 

Aid. McCaffrey moved that the gas question 
be made the special order for August 18 at 9 
o'clock p. m. 

Aid. Swift moved to lay the motion on the 
table 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as fol- 

10 Irt'as— Dixon, Phelps, Mallory, Grannis, Eisz- 
ner, Swift— 6. 



Nays— Sanders, Ballard, C'ark, Turner, McAu- 
ley,Cullerton, Altpeter, McNally, Riordan, Law- 
ler, Purcell. Smyth, Peevey, McNurney, Throop, 
Rawleigh, Everett, Knopf. Thompson, lorenz, 
Waldo, Meyer, (15th Ward) Wetterer, Meier, 
(16th Ward) McCaffrey. Jonas— 26. 

The question then being on the motion of Aid. 
McCaffrey, it was agreed to by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas— Sanders, Ballard, Clark, Grannis. Tur- 
ner, McAuley, Cullerton, Altpeter, McNally, 
Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, Mc- 
Nurney, Throop, Rawleigh, Everett, Knopf, 
Thompson, Lorenz, Waldo, Meyer, (15th Ward) 
Wetterer, Meier, (16th Ward) McCaffrey, Jonas 
—27. 

News— Dixon, Phelps. Mallory, Eiszner, Swift 
—5. 

The Clerk presented the official bond of Simon 
O'Donnell as Deputy Superintendent of Police 
in the penal sum of five thousand dollars, signed 
by Thomas Lynch and John B. Drake as sureties. 

"Aid. Dixon moved that the bond be approved. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas— Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, Phelps, Clark, 
Mallory, Grannis, Turner, McAuley, Cullerton, 
Altpeter, McNallv, Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, 
Smyth, Peevev, Eiszner, McNurney. Throop, 
Swift, Rawleigh, Everett, Knopf, Thompson, 
Lorenz, Waldo, Meyer, (15th Ward) Wetterer, 
Meier, (16th Ward) McCaffrey, Jonas— S2. 

Nays— None. 

The Clerk presented a report from the Com- 
mittee of Experts in answer to certain questions 
asked by the Mayor, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Public Buildings. 

The Commissioner of Public Works presented 
a report and ordinance for curbing, grading, 
paving gutters and macadamizing Prairie avenue 
from Thirty-first street to Thirty- third street. 

By unanimous consent on motion of Aid. Mal- 
lory, the ordinance was put upon its passage and 
passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

reas— Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, Phelps, Clark, 
Mallo.y, Grannis, Turner, McAuley, Cullerton, 
Altpeter, McNally, Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, 
Smyth, Peevev, Eiszner, McNurney, Throop, 
Swift, Rawleigh, Everett, Knopf, Thompson. 
Lorenz, Waldo, Meyer, (15th Ward) Wetterer, 
Meyer, (16th Ward) McCaffrey, Jonas— 32. 

Nays— None. 

A.LSO. 

A report and ordinance for grading and macad- 
amizing Hastings street.from Blue Island avenue 
to Loomis street. ■ ' 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Riordan, the ordinance was put upon its passage 
and passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, Phelps, Clark, 
Mallory, Grannis, Turner, McAuley, Cullerton, 
Altpeter, McNally. Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, 
Peevev, Eiszner, McNurney. Throop. Swift, Raw- 
leigh, 'Everett, Knopf, Thompson, Lorenz, Wal- 
do, Meyer, (15th Ward) Wetterer, Meier, (16th 
Ward) 'McCaffrey , Jonas— 32. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for six-inch drains on 
Ellis avenue, from Douglas avenue to Egan ave- 

Bv unauimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Grannis, the ordinance was put upon its passage 
and passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

reos—Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, Phelps, Clark, 
Mallory, Grannis Turner, McAuley, Cullerton, 
Altpeter. McNally, Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, 
Peevey, Eiszner, McNurney, Throop, Swift, Raw- 
leigh,' Everett, Knopf, Thompson, Lorenz, Wal- 
dofMeyer, (15th Ward) Wetterer, Meier, (16th 
Ward) McCaffrey, Jonas— 32. 

Nays— None. 



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ALSO. 

A report and ordinance for water service pipes 
i Ellis avenue, from Douglas avenue to Egan 



avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid Mal- 

„7' 2\ e ordlIi a"ce was put upon its passage and 
passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas-Dixon, Sanders. Ballard, Phelps, Clark, 
H' ^xr 11 ?; Tl ™ er ' McAuley, Cullerton 
«i t SS erf T» McN * U ?>. Rlord an, Lawler, Parcel], 
§5fi h 'T, Peev - e ^' Eiszner, McNurney, Throop 
??£L B w W fe lgh ',,r Everett ' K "°P f . Thompson 
iSS? Z /,K ai, -5?' Meyer - (15tn w »«0 Wetterer 
Meier. (I6th Ward) McCaffrey, Jonas--32. 

ways— None. 

The Clerk presented the report of the Com- 
missioners to make estimate for six-inch drains 

St^n^S. - "^^ Beldei1 aV " 
,«.dl d .. Mey A* lllov ed that the report he ap- 
paSed.' ° rder tnere to attached be 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

mJ£ e w POr f of tIle Commissioners to make esti- 
mate for water service pipes on Warren avenue 
fr0 * m , L ^ iVltt street t0 Oakley avenue dveuue ' 

P ri inrt^.Ta 1 ' 6 ^ mo I ed ! nat the repo,t be approv- 
ed and the order thereto attached be passed, 
ine motion prevailed. 

also. 

mJtl 6 tH?°l? of t] l e Commissioners to make esti- 
mate for six-mch d rans on Warren avenue 
fro n* L f, avit , t - st i; eetto Oakley avenue aveUUe ' 
Aid. Rawleigh moved that the renort be an- 

ALSO, 

mSe e fm- P pnrhin tJle Commissioners to make esti- 
pnnp in S '¥ and macadamizing Warren av- 
to OakTeylvenue 8mK,ry l0tS ' trom Leavitt str ^ 

Aid. Everett moved that the report be an- 
pSSSt at the ° rder theret0 SSlihSd Be 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO. 

Aid. Meyer moved that the report be an. 
pasle e d ,andtilatthe 0lder tHereto'artached lie 
The motion prevailed. 

ALSO. 

The ^report of the Commissioners to make esli- 

^nue^^}LZ n ^% West si<le o™ Calumet 
avenue, f i om Thirty-third street to Douglas ave- 

Ald Mallory moved that the report be an 
passed.' aUd that the ° rder tlieret0 attached K 
The motion prevailed. 

]o The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 

gprenz, Waldo, MeyTr (15th Ward) wT"' 
AW. Meier moved that the appointment of 



b?edncm?e e di'n aS Dil ' eCt ° r ° f the PuDlic ' u *™*, 

follows™ " 011 prevailed °y y^s and nays as 

Feas-Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, Phelps Clark 

SeS fe?,V T T^ McAuley, ^ilerton,' 
smvfh er 'p McN all.Y. Riordan, Lawler, Purcell 
swiff 11 S? Pe f v - e ?' E ™ zner < McNurney Throop 
Swift, Rawleigh, Everett, Knopf, Thomnsnn 
Lorenz Waldo, Meyer, (15th Ward) WeBS •' 
S^ 6 N6nY ard) McG ^ e ^ JouasL 3 r tttreJ 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Cullerton nresenf 
ed an order making rebates on certain Son 
licenses, and moved its passage. hdl00n 

follows :° ti0n prevailed °y yeas and nays as 

Feas-Dixon, Sanders, Ballard Clark Pmn 
SS T^jer McAuley, Cullertoii U Alitor jg: 
FitS&? 10 w d S?' Lawler ' Pui, cell, Smyth, Peevev 
Eiszner McNurney, Throop, Swilt EvSSv 
Knopt Lorenz, Waldo, Meyer (15th Ward! 2 ' 
terer, Meier, (16th Ward) McCaffrey, -Jonas-Is" 

^-Phelps, Rawleigh, Thompson-* 

(rJr}\° T, ng 1S , lie order as Passed : 

licences on nr^nl^T? 8 who took ou * saloon 
licenses on oi after October l, 1878 and hpfm^ 

1,1879, be allowed tv,4nty-flve dollar^ «25 enV 

i^ri^H? ■ *• 1879 ' and before Ju y l, 1879 be al- 
!«S^t tnirty i seven , dollars and fifty cents 
f 37.50) to apply on their licenses ending JuTvi 
1880 ; provided that thev make affidavit KK 
SSS H 0t SOld liq ^ or wiih0 «t nSf morf thin 
Pirufg d j a ^-rr7 d . lng the date ° f the llce -e ex- 

By unanimous consent, Aid. AltDefer p«Hp,i 
2£2i5- report ^ f the Committee tnSse 
amending ordinance concerning pool tabled 
laid over July 21, 1879. taoieh, 

n £}?' '^ l1 P£ ter moved that the ordinance ree- 

ThP m«r by the c .°n>mittee be passed 
]o lhe motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 

Fms--Dixon, Sanders, Urannis, Turner Mc 

Lawler ?! Si \^!F e ^ M ^allV KioVdan; 
It" le \wM " ell, Smyth, Eiszner, McNurney, Lo- 

Waus-BAlltaA, Phelps, Clark Mallorv Pp^ 
TFomSSh 8 ^' KaWleigh " ?v M e a el?: y kno e ^ 

The following is the ordinance as passed • 
B nWMcauo! ed hvth60it y Councilors City 

oriSTto\s ^ct^s ss^ a ;j 

chapter 28, Revised Ordinances "1873'' be and 
fie same is. hereby amended by adding thereto 
the following words," "No license W, K 
collected for any pool table fo, he, use of which 
no fee or price per game is cliarged. " 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Meier oresentprl -. 

leys! f N T D. t0 th ° Com,nitkeon Streets and Al- 
By unanimous consent, the Commitfpp w , 

ot an accompanving order Passage 

pais f tlfe V oTd e er m ° Ved t0 conei ^ b tht> re P«* and 

lows! m ° ti0n prevai,ed °y yeas and nays as fol- 

Feos— Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, Phelps Clark 
Mallory, Grannis, Turner, McAuley? Altpeter 



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McNally, Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Peevey 
Throop, Swift, Rawleigh, Everett, Thompson, 
Lorenz, Waldo, Meyer, (15th Ward) Wetterer, 
McCaffrey, Jonas— 26. 
Nays— Cullerton, Riordan, Eiszner— 3. 
The following is the order as passed : 
Ordered, That the Mayor and Comptroller be, 
and the same are, hereby directed to purchase 
for the use of the School Fund lots 13 to 19, both 
lots inclusive in block 8 of Sampson & Gre ene s 
Addition, 175x125 feet, north front, on West 
Thirteenth street, between Center avenue and 
Throop street, for the sum of four thousand 
live hundred and fifty dollars, ($4,550) to be paid 
out of the appropriation of 1878, provided the 
title of said ground is found to be j;ood. 

By unanimous consent. Aid. Cullerlon, of the 
Committee on Judiciary, to whom was referred 
the report of the Committee on Wharves and 
Public Grounds on the petition of William Dun- 
ning for permission to erect a building on the 
foot of La Salle street, submitted a report rec- 
ommending that the prayer of the petition be 

gl Alds. 'Dixon and Rawleigh requested that 
the report be deferred for final action until the 
next regular meeting. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the subject matter 
be published. „ „ . 

The motion was lost by yeas and navs as fol- 

0y Ye'as— Sanders, Mallory, McAuley, Cullerton, 
Altpeter, McNally, Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, 
Peevey, Eiszner, Swift, Wetterer, Jonas— 14. 

jyays-Dixon, Ballard, Phelps, , Clark, Grannis, 
Turner, Smyth, Throop, Rawleigh, Everett, 
Thompson, Lorenz, Waldo, Meyer, (15th Ward) 
—14. 

Bv unanimous consent, Aid. Jonas presented 
the petition of James M.Nixon concerning li- 
cense for the Halsted Street Opera House, which 

N Referred to the Committee on Licenses. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Swift presented a 
preamble and resolutions concerning the late J. 
B Briggs, and moved their adoption. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following are the preamble and resolu- 
tions : 



Whereas, Death has removed from our 
midst our fellow-Citizen, ex-Alderman J. B 
Briggs ; and, 

Whereas, He was an honorable citizen and 
faithful and efficient public official, 

Resolved, That the City Council tender to the 
bereaved family of the decased its heartfelt 
sympathy in their sore distress and affliction. 

Resolved, That the City Clerk is hereby direct- 
ed to spread upon the journal of the Council 
these resolutions, and that copies be furnished 
the daily press for publication, and also that a 
copy be sent to the family of the deceased. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Riordan present- 
ed 'a communication from the "Eight-Hour 
League," which was 

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Cullerton pre- 
s mted a petition for sewer on Blue Island ave- 
nue, from Twenty-second street to Wood street, 
which was ^ , ■ , 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, W. D. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Riordan present- 
ed a petition for water on West Fourteenth 
street, from Western avenue to Rockwell street, 
which was „. . ^ TT 1 _ 

Referred to the Committee on Fire and Water, 

ADJOURNMENT. 

Aid. Mallory moved that the Council do now 
adjourn. J , . 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 

°Feas-Dixon, Ballard, Mallory, Grannis, Tur- 
ner McAuley, Cullerton, Lawler, Eiszner, 
Throop, Rawleigh, Everett, Knopf, Thompson, 
Lorenz, Waldo. McCaffrey— 17. 

iVaj/s-Sanders, Phelps, Clark, Altpeter, Mc- 
Nally, Riordan, Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, Swift 
Meyer, (15th Ward)— 11. 
And the Council stood adjourned. 

P. J. HOWARD, 

City CUrK 



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CITY COUNCIL 



REGULAR MEETING. 



AUGUST 11, 1879. 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 

Mf 1 im.? t n, AId - Dix ^ n ' Seders, Ballard, Phelps, 
Mallory, Grannis, Turner, McAulev CidWtnn 

Sn ?^ ei "'p McNa11 ^- Eiordan ' Lawyer, PurJell! 
IS Lb '» Pe i Vey r E l szne r, McNuraey, Throop 
Swift, Bawleigh, Everett, Knopf, Thompson 
Lprenz, Waldo, Meyer, (I5l.li Ward) Wetterer' 
Meier, (leth Ward) Barrett, Jonas McCoi mi ck' 

-Absent— Aid. Tuley, Clark, Stauber Mornf 
frey.and His Honor the Mayor ' a 

Aid. MeNally in the chair. 

MINUTES. 

v^ 1 ?' Mall ory moved that the minutes of the 
oufbtaig'rlaf. 6 W AUg> 4th be a PP roved ™th- 
The motion prevailed: 

REPORTS OP CITY OFFICERS. 

Hi?Hr?nn^ P f e ™ nted a communication from 
Z£ a «°/T t[ \ e May 01 * covering names of per- 
sons pardoned from the House of Correction 

Plafed o^. 611011118 AugUSt 9 ' 1879 ' ^chwS 

The Commissioner of Public Works presented 
a communication concerning the condition of 
M g ^!"n ave f nue , Detween Randolph street and 
SSJSJVh?-^ ancl the probable cost ofim- 

KSMftSBE was 61 ' " PrlVate C ° ntl ' aCt With 
leys 6 W T D t0 th ° Committee on Streets and Al- 

APSO, 

wtjf T^S lication co ?cerning the condition of 
West Twenty-second street, from Center avenue 
to Morgan street, with reference to a private 

and a n C o/^; P i a ri kiri - g - said T portion of «aid P st7eet! 
ana an order authorizing J. B. Smith to nianv 

said street by private contract. Plank 

Aid. Throop moved that the order be passed. 



iQ The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 

Feas— Dixon, Sanders. Ballard Pliei™ m*i 

pet,er,jviCxNaiiy, Kiordan, Lawler Puropu qmtrt-h 
Peevey Eiszner, McNurney 'Throw Swift' 

Nays— None. 

The following is the order as passed • 
fJX?h ere f ?i tlle owners of more than three- 
^W^t°i&J^ er % as ^^ f or the planking 
H^/n Tv ! erity " second stl-ee t, between the east 
IS? £5f. n l er &ye ? n ^ and the Vest toe of Mor- 
B s2W la rn^ ledan agreement to pay j. 

5JSS? said ^^SSSS. 

to make said improvement on said West Twentv 
second street, between said termini in acorn' 
dance with the specifications on file in the office 

e/ginfe^g^nd^pe^in? C ° StS °* assessme ^ 

repo'rt f 3? th ? S SSfjf ^^dings submitted his 
PlacVd on m?! 0nth ° f AugUSt 1879 > *&<* ™ 

The Gas Inspector submitted his report for 
the quarter ending August 11, 1879, whic was 
Kef erred to the Committee on Gas Lights 



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Aid. Eiordan 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 curbing, grading, paving gutters and 
macadamizing Prairie avenue, from Thirty- first 
street to Thirty -third street. 

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 esti- 
mate for water service pipes on Ellis avenue 
from Douglas avenue to Egan avenue. 

Aid. Mallorv 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 
estimate for six-inch drains on Ellis avenue from 
Douglas avenue to Egan avenue. 

Aid. Grannis 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 West Madison 
street, from Rockwell street to California ave- 
nue. L , 

Aid. Everett 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 s Indiana ave- 
nue, from Eighteenth street to Twentieth street. 

Aid. Phelps moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 



The motion prevailed. 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 

The Clerk presented the report of Committee 
on Streets and Alleys, W. D., on remonstrance 
of John Duffy and others against issue of abate- 
ment vouchers on assessment for improving 
Blue Island avenue, deferred July 7, 1879. 

Aid. Smyth moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Clerk presented the report of the Com- 
mittee on Judiciary on ordinance repealing or- 
dinance concerning driving cattle on public 
streets, deferred July 3, 1879. 

Aid. Peevey moved that the, ordinance be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows ■ 

Yeas— Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, Phelps, Mal- 
lory, Grannis, Turner, McAuley, Cullerton, Mc- 
Nally, Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, 
Eiszher, McNurney, Throop, Swift, Rawleigh, 
Everett. Knopf Thompson, Waldo, Meyer, (15th 
Ward) Barrett, Jonas,— 27. 
iVaj/s— Alt peter, Meier, (16th Ward)— 2. 
The following is the ordinance as passed : 
Be it ordained, by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That an ordinance passed No- 
vember 8, 1875, and the ordinauce amendatory 
thereof, passed December 27, 1875, concerning 
the driving of cattle be, and the same are here- 
by repealed. 

Sec. 2. This ordinance shall be in force from 
and after its passage. 



The Clerk presented the report of tbe Com- 
mittee on Finance, on offer of sites for engine 
house in the vicinity of Ashland avenue and 
Augusta street, deferred July 3, 1879. 

Aid. Rawleigh moved to concur in the report 
and pass the accompanying order. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows ; 

Yeas— Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, Phelps, Mal- 
lory, Grannis, Turner, McAuley, Cullerton, Alt- 
peter, McNally, Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, 
Smyth, Peevey, Eiszner, McNurney, Throop, 
Swift, Rawleigh, Everett. Knopf, Thompson. 
Waldo, Meyer,(15th Ward) Meier, (16th Ward) 
Barrett, Jonas,- 29. 

Nays— None. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Mayor and Comptroller be, 
and they are hereby authorized to purchase the 
following described lot for the use of the Fire 
Department, viz : Sub-lot No 46 of lot 2 in 
block 15, and west % of 18, in Sec. 5, T. 39, N. R. 
UB ., provided, the title is perfect, and pay for 
the same out of the appropriation made in 1877 
for the purchase of a lot in that vicinity. 

The Clerk presented the report of the Commit- 
tee on Finance on offers of site for engine house 
in the vicinity of Ogden avenue and West Harri- 
son street, deferred July 3, 1879. 

Aid. Everett moved to concur in the report 
and pass the accompanying order. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 

Yecis— Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, Phelps, Mal- 
lory, Grannis, Turner, McAuley, Cullerton, 
Altneter, McNallv, Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, 
Smyth, Peevey, Eiszner, McNurney. Throop, 
Swift, Rawleigh, Everett, Knopf, Thompson,. 
Waldo, Meyer, (15th Ward) Meier, (16th Ward) 
Barrett, Jonas— 29. 

Nays— None. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Mayor and Comptroller be, 
and they are hereby authorized to purchase the 
following described lot for the use of the Fire 
Department, viz: Lot 11, of sub-block 1, of 
blocks 13 to 16 in Codwise' subdivision of w. y 2 ot 
s. e. 14 of Sec. 18, 39,14, if the title is perfect 
and pay for the same out of the appropriation 
made in 1877 for the purchase of a lot m that 
vicinity. The price to be twelve hundred and 
fifty dollars. 

The Clerk presented the report of the Com- 
mittee on Finance on order to notify parties to 
whom rebates on special assessments are due, 
deferred July 3, 1879. . 

Aid Throop moved to concur in the repoit. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Clerk presented -the report of the Com- 
mittee on Finance on order directing the City 
Collector to procure names of parties paying 
special assessments, deferred July 3, 1879. 

Aid. Rawleigh moved to concur in the repoit 
and pass the order. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the City Collector be, and the 
same is hereby directed in collecting special or 
other assessments where rebates may occur, to 
procure the full names and addresses of the per- 
sons paying such assessments, and by this meth- 
od greatly facilitate a notification or reference. 

The Clerk presented the report of the Com- 
mittee on Finance, on resolution authorizing the 
Mayor to purchase horse and wagon tor use ot 
city, deferred July 3, 1879. 

Aid. Swift moved that the report be placed 
on file. ■: , 

The motion prevailed. 

The Clerk presented the report of the Com- 
mittee on Railroads, on ordinance regulating 



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number of passengers to be carried in street 
cars, laid over July 3, 1879. 

Aid. Rawleigh moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Teas— Ballard, Phelps, Mallory, Grannis, Tur- 
ner, McAuley, Cullerton, McNally, Riordan, 
Purceil, Smyth, Peevey, Eiszner, McNurney, 
Throop, Swift. Rawleigh, Everett, Knopf 
Thompson. Waldo,— 21. 

Nays— Sanders, Altpeter, Lawler, Lorenz, 
Wetterer, McCaffrey, Jonas— 7. 

The Clerk presented the report of the Com- 
mittee on Railroads, on petition for removal of 
horse railway tracks from Eighteenth street, be- 
tween State street and Wabash avenue, def rred 
July 3, 1879. 

Aid. Rawleigh moved to concur in the report 
and pass the accompanying ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Feas— Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, Phelps, Mai 
lory, Grannis Turner, McAuley, Cullerton, 
AUpeter. McNally, Eiordan, Lawler, Purcell, 
Smyth, Peevey, Eiszner, McNurnev, Throop, 
Swift, Rawleigh, Everett, Knopf, Thompson, 
Lorenz, Waldo, Meyer, (15th Ward) Meier, (16th 
Ward) Barrett— 29. 
Nays— None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed : 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

That authority and consent be, and the same 
are hereby, granted to the Chicago City Railway 
Company to take up and move temporarily their 
railway tracks on Eighteenth street, between 
State street and Wabash avenue, with the right 
to reconstruct and restore the same, with neces- 
sary curves and side tracks, whenever it shall 
be deemed advisable by them so to do ; and 
afterward to maintain and use the said tracks 
upon the same terms and conditions, and with 
the same privileges, immunities and exemp- 
tions heretofore granted to said company under 
existing ordinances and contracts relating to 
the use of that portion of said street for railway 
purposes. 

The Clerk presented the report of the Commit- 
tee on Railroads, on order for flagman at cros- 
sing of Augusta and Kucker streets, deferred 
July 3, 1879. 

Aid. Kawleigh moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered. That the Department of Public Works 
be and the same is hereby instructed to notify 
and compel the Chicago and North-Western 
Railway Company to station a watchman at the 
crossing of their tracks at the corner of Augusta 
and Kucker streets. 

The Clerk presented the reportof the Commit- 
tee on Judiciary on ordinance repealing ordi- 
nance for opening Twelfth street, from Ogden 
avenue to Crawford avenue, deferred Julv 3 
1879. J ' 

Aid. Cullerton moved to concur in the report 
and pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas— Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, Phelps. Mal- 
A°, ry ' Grannis; Turner, McAuley, Cullerton, 
Altpeter, McNally. Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, 
Smyth, Peevey, Eiszner, McNurney, Throop, 
Rawleigh, Everett, Knopf, Thompson, Lorenz 
Waldo Meyer, (15th Ward) Meier, (16th Ward) 
Barrett, Jonas— 29. 

Nays— None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed : 
he it ordained by the City Council of the City 

of Chicago. 

Section l . That the ordinance entitled " An 
ordinance for the opening and widening of West 
lwelitu street, from Ogden avouue to Crawford 



avenue " passed June 22, 1874, be and the same 
is hereby repealed. 

Sec. 2. That the Corporation Counsel is here- 
by dirrcted to dismiss and discontinue all pro- 
ceedings in the Superior Court arising from or 
because of said ordinance. 

S J E % 3 ' • Tnis ordinance shall be in force from 
and after its passage. 

The Clerk presented the report of the Commit- 
tee on Judiciary on resolution requesting horse 
railway companies to carry letter carriers over 
their roads free, deferred July 3, 1879. 

Aid. Lawler moved that the report be placed 
on hie and the resolution adopted. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Feos-Sanders, Turner, McAuley, McNally, 
5} or 'J a ?i Lawler< Mc Nurney, Lorenz, Meyer (15th 
Ward) Meier, (I6th Ward) Barrett— 11. ' 

Nays— Dixon, Ballard, Phelps, Grannis, Culler- 
ton, Altpeter. Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, Eiszner, 
ihroop, Swift, Rawleigh, Everett, Knopf, 
Thompson, Waldo, Wetterer, Jonas-19. 

Aid. Waldo moved to concur in the report. 

Ine motion prevailed by yeas and naysasfol- 

Yeas— Dixon, Ballard, Phelps, Mallory, Gran- 
nis, Cullerton, Altpeter, Riordan, Purcell, Smyth 
Peevey, Eiszne'r, McNurney, Throop, Swift, 
Rawleigh, Everett, Knopf, Thompson, Waldo, 
Wetterer,— 21. 

Nays- Sanders, Turner, McAuley, McNally, 
Lawler, Lorenz, Meyer, (15th Ward), Meier, (16th 
Ward) Barrett, Jonas— 10. 

The Clerk presented the report of the Commit- 
tee on Judiciary, on offer of J. M. Durand to set- 
tle wharflng mortgage, deferred July 3, 1879, 
recommending that the Corporation Counsel be 
directed to foreclose the said mortgage. 

Aid. Cullerton moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed 

The Clerk presented the report of the Commit- 
tee on tire and Water, on ordinance amending 
section 8 of the building ordinance, concerning 
sheds, deferred July 3, 1879. 

Aid Thompson moved to concur in the re- 
port. 

Aid. Turner moved that the report be placed 
on hie and the ordinance passed. 

Aid. Altpeter moved that the ordinance be re- 
committed. 

Aid. Turner moved to lay the motion of Aid. 
Altpeter on the table. 

Aid. Cullerton called for the previous question 
and the call was sustained. 

The question being on the motion to table the 
motion to recommit, it was lost by yeas and navs 
as follows : ' 

Feas- -Dixon, Mallory, Grannis, Turner, Mc- 
Auley, McNally, Riordan, Lawler. McNurney, 
Everett, Waldo, Meyer, (15th Ward) Meier, (16th 
Ward) Barrett— 14. 

Nays— Sanders, Ballard, Phelps, Cullerton, 
Altpeter, Purcell. Smyth, Peevey, Eiszner, 
Throop, Swift, Rawleigh, Knopf, Thompson, 
Lorenz, Wetterer, Jonas, McCormick— 18. 

The question then being on the motion to re- 
commit, it was agreed to by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Yeas— Dixon ,Sanders,Ballard , Phelps,Grannis, 
Altpeter, Purcell. Smyth, Peevey, Eiszner, 
Throop, Swift, Rawleigh, Knopf, Thompson, 
Lorenz, Wetterer, McCormick— 18. 

Nay*— Mallory, Turner, McAuley, Cullerton, 
McNally, Riordan, Lawler, McNurney, Everett, 
Waldo, Meyer, (15th Ward) Meier, (ieth Ward) 
Barrett, Jonas— 14. 

Aid Turner moved that the Committee be re- 
quested to report on August 25th. 
The motion prevailed. 

The Clerk presented the report of the Commit- 
tee on Streets and Alleys, W. D., on ordinance 
consenting that the West Park Commissioners 
nay take, regul ite. control and improve West 



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Washington street, from Halsted street to Cen- 
tral Park, laid over and published July 7,1879. 

Aid. Swift moved to amend the ordinance by 
inserting the words " also Adams street, from 
Canal street to Central Park," after the w-rds 
" west line of Halsted street to Central Park in 
section 1; also, the words "and West Adams 
street" after the words " West Washington 
street," wherever they afterwards appear m said 

01 Aid. Smyth called for the previous question 
and the call was sustained. 

The question then being on the amendment of 
Aid Swift, it was agreed to by yeas and nays as 

f ° Feos-- Dixon, Sanders, Phelps, Mallory, Gran- 
nis Turner, McAuley, Oullerton, McNally, Kior- 
daii, Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Pee vey, Lrszner 
McNurney, Swift, Everett, Meyer, (15th Ward,) 
Meier, (16th Ward),— 20. 

Ws-Ballard, Altpeter, Throop, Rawleigh, 
Knopf Thompson, Lorenz. Waldo, Wetterer, 
Barrett, Jonas, McCormick— 12. 

Aid Swift moved that the ordinance as 
amended be passed. 

The motion prevailed Dy yeas and nays as fol- 

]0 yeas-Dixon, Sanders, Ballard Phelps, Mal- 
lorv Grannis, Turner, McAuley, McNally, Rior- 
dan Lawler. Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, Eiszner, 
McNurney. Swift, Rawleigh, Everett, Knopf, 

^ays'-Cullefton'vit'peter, Throop. Thompson 
Lorenz, Meyer, (15th Ward) Meier, (16th Ward) 
Barrett, Jonas, McCormick— 10. 

The following is the ordinance as passed : 

An ordinance consenting that the Board of 
West Park Commissioners may take, re gulat. e, 
control and improve a certain part ofWest Wash- 
ington street, from the west line of Halsted street 
to Central Park, and West Adams street from 
Canal street to Central Park. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 

Chicago. 

Section 1. That whereas, the General As- 
sembly has passed a certain act which was duly 
approved April 9, A. D. 1879. and which with the 
title thereto; is in the words and figures follow- 

iP !n Act to enable Park Commissioners and Cor- 
porate Authorities to take, regulate, control and 
mprove public streets leading to public parks 
to pay for the improvement thereof and in that 
behalf to make and collect a special assessment 
or special tax on contiguous property. 
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, 
represented in the General Assembly : 
Section l. That every Board of Park Com- 
missioners shall have power to connect any puD- 
c park, boulevard or driveway ™<ier its con- 
trol with any part of any incorporated city, town 
or villageVby selecting and taking any connect- 
ing street or streets or part thereof leading to 

^ProlfdJd, That the streets so selected and tak- 
en, so far as taken, shall be within the district ,ov 
territory, the property of which shall be taxable 
for the maintenance 'of such park ; and provided 
further, that the consent of the corporate authori- 
ties having control of any such street or streets, 
so far as selected and taken, and also the con- 
sent in writing, of the owners of a majority of the 
frontage of the lots and land, abutting on _ such 
street or streets so far as taken, shall be hist ob- 
tained And provided further, that such connec- 
tion or improvement shall embrace only such 
street or streets as are necessary to form one con- 

T2 OUS S r0 such el Board of Park Commission- 
ers or such corporate authorities as are by law 
authorized to levy taxes or assessments for the 
SS» of such parks shall have power to 
improve such street or streets, m such manne as 
they may deem best ; and for that purpose they 
ail -hereby authorized to Pay for the improve- 
ment thereof ; and from time to time to levy oi 



cause to be levied and collected a special tax or 
assessment on contiguous property abutting up- 
on such street so improved, for a sum of money 
not exceeding the estimated cost of such first im- 
provement or improvements, as shall be ordered 
and estimated by such Board of Park Commiss- 
ioners, but not for any subsequent repair thereof. 
And to that end such Board of Corporate Au- 
thorities shall have all the power and authority 
now or hereafter granted to them respectively, 
relative to the levy, assessment and collection ot 
taxes or assessments for corporate purposes. 
And such special taxes or assessments as are 
hereby authorized, may be divided into not ex- 
ceeding four annual installments bearing inter- 
est at the rate of six per cent, per annum, from 
the date of confirmation until paid. And the 
said assessment or installment thereof, shall be 
collected and enforced in the same manner a> is 
provided by law, for the collection and enforce- 
ment of other taxes or assessments for or on ac- 
count of such corporate bodies or boards, as 
aforesaid, so far as the same are applicable. 

§ 3. Such Park Boards shall have the same 
power and control over the parts of streets taken 
under this act, as are or may be by law vested in 
them of and concerning the parks, boulevards, or 
driveways under their control. • (.?••■ 

§ 4. In case any such street or parts there- 
of, shall pass from the control of any such park 
board, the power and authority over the same 
granted or authorized by this act, shall revert to 
the proper corporate authorities of such city, 
town or village respectively, as aforesaid. 

8 5. Any city, town or village m this State 
shall have "full power and authoriiy to invest any 
of such park boards with the right to control, 
improve and maintain any of the streets of such 
city, town or village, for the purpose of carrying 
out the provisions of this act. 

S 6. Whereas, there is a necessity for the 
immediate construction ' of the improvements 
contemplated in this act, therefore an emergency 
exists, and this act shall take effect and be in 
force from and after its passage. Approved 

A And 9 Whereas, the Board of WestPark Com- 
missioners are about selecting and taking for the 
uses and purposes in the said act mentioned, that 
part of West Washington street, extending from 
the west line of Halsted street to Central Park, 
also, West Adams street, from Canal street to 
Central Park, and the consent in writing ot the 
owners of a majority of the frontage of the lots 
and lands abutting on said streets.so far as taken 
or proposed to be taken by said Boara, having 
been obtained, consent is heroby given and 
granted to the said Board of West Paik Com- 
missioners to take, regulate, control and improve 
the before described parts of West Washington 
street and West Adams street, respectively in 
manner and form provided in the said act of 
the General Assembly. And full power and 
authority is hereby granted to said Board of 
Park Commissioners to control improve and 
maintain the parts of said streets, so to be 
taken as aforesaid, for the.purpose of caiiymg 
out the provisions of the said actof the Geneiai 

AS prfme'd, however, that nothing in this ordi- 
nance contained shall be construed as a.waiver 
or relinquishment by or on the, part of said city 
of any of its rights or powers in relation to the 
laying of water or gas mains and pipes, and the 
building and repairing of sewers m said streets, 
and the regulating of openings for the same. 
All powers which said city now has m relation 
to water and gas pipes and sewers and their 

the openings for the same m streets and alleys 
of said cty, being hereby expressly reserved as 
to the said part of West Washington street and 
West Adams street, in as ample a mannei as it 
the aforesaid consent were not given. 

Sec. 2. Unless the said Board of Park Com- 
missioners shall within thirty days from the .ap- 
proval hereof, select and take the said paits ot 



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streets for the purposes aforesaid, this ordinance 
shall cease to be of any force or effect, and the 
consent jjiven by section one aforesaid shall be 
deemed to be withdrawn. 

Sec. 3. This ordinance shall be in force from 
and after its passage. 

The Clerk presented the majority and minority 
reports of the Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
W. D . , on ordinance consenting that the West 
Park Commissioners may control, regulate and 
improve West Adams street, from Canal street 
to Central Park, deferred and published July 7, 
1879. 

Aid. Swift moved that the subject matter be 
plaeed on file. 

The motion prevailed bv yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Peas— Ballard, Phelps, Mallory, Grannis, Alt- 
peter, McNally, Lawler, Eiszner, McNurney. 
Throop, Rawleigh, Knopf, Thompson, Lorenz, 
Waldo, Wetterer, Meier, (16th Ward), Jonas, 
McCormick— 19 

Nays— Dixon, Sanders, Turner, McAuley, Cul- 
Jerton, Riordan, Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, Swift, 
Everett, Meyer, (15th Ward), Barrett- -13. 

The Clerk presented an ordinance for vacation 
of part of alley in block 3, O'Neill's Addition, 
laid over and published June 30, 1879. 

Aid. Smyth moved that It be referred to the 
Committee on Streets and Alleys, W. D. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Clerk presented the majority and minority 
reports of the Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
W. 1)., on ordinance consenting that the Lincoln 
Park Commissioners may control and improve 
parts of Dearborn avenue and Indiana streets, 
deferred July 7, 1879 

Aid. Rawleigh moved that the subject matter 
be recommitted to the Committee. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Clerk presented the report of the Commit- 
tee on Streets and Alleys. N. D.. on order 
authorizing J. B. Smith & Co. to cinder North 
Halsted street, from Division street to Clybourn 
avenue, deferred July 7, 1 >79. 

Aid Throop moved that the report be recom- 
mitted. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Lawler moved to reconsider the vote by 
which the ordinance consenting Mat the Board 
of West Park Commissioners may take, regulate, 
improve, &c. West Washington street and West 
Adams street was passed. 

Aid. Smyth mo ed to lay the motion on the 
table, which was agreed to by yeas and nays as 
follows- 

Yeas— Dixon, Sanders, Phelps, Grannis, Turner, 
McAuley, Altpeter, Riordan, Purcell, Smyth, 
Peevev.* Eiszner. Swift, Everett. Lorenz, Meyer, 
(15th Ward) Meier, (16th Ward) Barrett— 18. 

Nays— Ballard, Mallory, Cullerton, McNally, 
Lawler, McNurney, Throop, Rawleigh, Knopf, 
Thompson, Waldo, Wetterer, Jonas, McCor- 
mick— 14. 

Aid. Peevey moved that the Council do now 
adjourn. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Ye^s— Dixon, Mallory. Smyth, Peevey, Eisz- 
ner, Throop. Kawleigh, Everett, Knopf, McCor- 
mick— 10. 

Nays— Sanders, Ballard, Phelps, Grannis. Tur- 
ner, McAuley. Cullerton. Altpeter, McNally, 
Riordan, Lawler. Purcell, McNurney, Swift. 
Thompson, Lorenz. Waldo, Meyer, (15th Ward) 
Wetterer, Meier, (16th Ward,) Barrett, Jonas 
-22. 

Aid. Meier moved that the rules be suspended 
for the purpose of permitting the Committee on 
Streets and Alleys, N. D., to submit a report. 



The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas- -Ballard, Phelps. Cullerton. Altpeter, 
McNally, Riordan, Lawler, Purcell,*Eiszner, Mc- 
Nurney, swift, Rawleigh, Everett, Thompson, 
Lorenz, Waldo, Meyer, (15th Ward) Wetterer, 
Meier, (16th Ward) Barrett, Jonas, McCormick 
—22. 

Nays— Dixon, Sanders, Mallory, Grannis, Tur- 
ner. McAuley, Smyth, Throop, Knopf,— 9. 

The Committee on Streets and Alleys, N. I)., 
to whom was referred a petition lor a stay of 
proceedings in the matter of the assessment for 
paving in front of sundry lots on North Wells 
street, between Granger street and Menominee 
street, submitted a report recommending the 
passage of an accompanying order. 

Aid. Meier moved to concur in the report and 
pass the order 

Aid. Rawleigh moved to place the rep* rt on 
file. 

Aid. Meier moved to lay the motion of Aid. 
Rawleigh on the table. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Peas-Dixon, Sanders, Mallory. Grannis, Tur- 
ner. McAuley, Cullerton, Altpeter. McNally, 
Riordan, Purcell, Eiszner. Lorenz, Waldo, Meyer 
(15th Ward) Wetterer, Meier, (ieth Ward, Bar- 
rett, Jonas— 19. 

Nays— Ballard. Phelps, Smyth, Throop. Swift, 
Rawleigh, Everett, Thompson.- 9. 

The question then being on the motion to eon- 
cur in the report and pass the order it was agreed 
to by yeas and nays as follows : 

Peas-Dixon. Sanders, Turner, McAuley. Cul- 
lerton, Altpeter, McNally, Riordan, Lawler, 
Purcell, Eiszner, Lorenz, Meyer, (15th Ward) 
Wetterer, Meier, (16th Ward) Barrett, Jonas— 17. 

Nay*— Ballard, Phelps. Mallory, Grannis, 
Smyth, Throop, Swift, Rawleigh, Everett, 
Knopf, Thompson, Waldo .—12. 

The following is the order as passed 

Ordered, That the Comptroller is hereby di- 
rected to cause to be purchased for the City of 
Chicago, all lots and parcels of land offered for 
sale by the County Treasurer at the present tax 
sale under warrant 3,151. for paving sundry lots 
on North Wells street, from Granger street to 
Menominee street, and hold the same in his pos- 
session three months from the date of sale with- 
out additional expense to the property holders. 

Aid. Turner moved that the rules be suspen- 
ded for the purpose of taking up the order of 
petitions and communications. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas— Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, Phelps, Gran- 
nis, Turner, McAuley, Cullerton, Altpeter. Mc- 
Nally, Riordan, Lawler, Peevey, MeNurney, 
Swift, Everett, Thompson. Lorenz. Waldo, 
Meyer,(15th Ward) Wetterer, Barrett, Jonas— 23. 

Nays— Mallory, Purcell, Smyth. Eiszner, 
Throop, Rawleigh, Knopf, Meier, (16th Ward,) 
McCormick- -9. 

Aid Dixon presented an order authorizing J. 
B. Smith & Co. to pave Lake street, from Fifth 
avenue to LaSalle street by private contract, 
whieh was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, S. D. 

Aid. Dixon presented the petition of J. C. 
Dore and others for the improvement of Fifth 
avenue, between Monroe street and Van Buren 
street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, S. D., 

Aid. Dixon presented the petition of Edward 
Mendel for permission to add two and one half 
feet to the sidewalk space on Pacific avenue, 
etc. which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys. S. D. 



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Aid. Smyth moved that the Council do now 
adjourn. ' ,'•&<, 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : ,(U;I» l li. ,-rl, 
. Yeas— Dixon, Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, Eiszner, 
Thro, p, Swift. Rawleigh, Everett, Knopf, Wet- 
terer, Barrett,— 12. i ;. . 

■ jVai/s— Stauber, Ballard, Phelps, Mallory, 
Grannis, Turner, McAuley, Cullerton, Altpeter, 
McNallv, Riordan. Lawler. McNurney, Thomp- 
son. Lorenz. Waldo, Meyer, (15th Ward) Meier, 
(16th Ward) Jonas— 19. 

Aid. Phelps presented an ordinance concern- 
ing the Chicago and Western Indiana Railroad 
Com pan v. , 

Aid. Turner moved that it be referred to the. 
Joint Committees on Railroads, and Judiciary. 

The motion prevailed. 

Add. Throop moved that the Council do now 
adjourn. i ,1*!/- 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as fol- 

Yvas— Dixon, Cullerton, McNurney, Throop, 
Rawleiiih. Wetterer, Barrett* MeCormick— 8. . 
. Nay*— Sanders, Ballard,. Phelps, ' Mallory, 
Grannis. Turner, McAuley, Altpeter, McNally. 
Riordan. Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, Eisz- 
ner, Swift, Everett. Knopf, Thompson, Lorenz, 
Waldo, Meyer, (15th Ward) Meier,(l6th Ward) 
Jonas,— 24. 

Aid. Dixon presented the resignation of Mur- 
ray F. Tuley as Alderman from the First Ward, 
■ Aid Eawleigh moved that the resignation be 
accepted. . ■ 

The motion prevailed. •> '.. 

Aid. Sanders presented the petition of Samuel 
E-ngel, praying that the Committee on Elections 
be dire ted to proceed to examine, ballots, etc 
for Alderman of the Second Ward. 
: - Aid. Dixon moved that it be referred to .the 
Comm ttee on Ele^ tions. 

Aid. Lawler moved that the prayer of the peti- 
tion be granted. _ . 1 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the rules be sus- 
pended for the purpose of putting the moti n of 
Aid. 'Lawler. 
-■■ The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as f ol- 

iVix-Dixoh, Sanders, Mallory, Turner, Mc- 
Auley, Cullerton, Altpeter, McNally, Kiordan, 
Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, Eiszner, McNur- 
nev. Swift, Lorenz, Waldo, Meyer, (15th Ward) 
-Meier. (16th Ward) Barrett, Jonas,— 22. . 

Nays—Vlielps,, Grannis, • Throop, Rawleigh, 
Everett, Knopf, Thompson— 7. , -.'*.'/;' 

The question, then being on the motion of Aid. 
Lawer it was agreed .to by yeas and as follows : 
. rea.s-Dixon, Sanders, Mallory, Grannis, tur- 
ner McAuley Cullerton. Altpeter, McNally, 
Riordan, Lawler. Purcell, Smyth, Peevey Eisz- 
Ufecj McNurney, Swift,, Everett, Lorenz, Waldo, 
Meyer, (15th Ward,) Meier, (16th Ward) Barrett, 

.1 Vrys -Throop, Rawleigh, Knopf, Thompson, 



Aid. Throop moved that the Council 
-adjourn, i ■ ■■ 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays 

Teas— Dixon, Ballard, Cullerton, Smj 
Nurney, Throop, Barrett,— 7 . 

y av's— Sanders, Mallory Grannis, 
McAuley, Altpeter, McNally, Riordan, 
Purcell,' Peevey, Eiszner, Swift, E; 
Everett, Knopf, Thompson. Lorenz 
Meyer, (15th Ward) Meier, (16th Ward) 
MeCormick— 23. 



do now 
j as fol- 
th, Mc- 

Turner, 

Lawler, 
uvleigh, 
Waldo, 
, Jonas, 



Ald.Sanders presented a remonstrance against 
the proposed elevated railway in the South Di- 
vision, which was 

Referred to the Joint Committee on Streets 
and Alleys. 

Aid, Mallory presented an order directing the 
Department of Public Works to prepare an ordi- 
dance for sidewalk on both sides di Forrest ave- 
nue from Thirty-first street to Thirty-fifth street, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Stre; ts and Al 
leys, S D. 

Aid. Mallory presented an order directing the 
Department of Public Works to prepare an ordi- 
nance for sidewalk, on both Sides of Johnson 
Place. Which was 

Referred to the Committees on Streets and Al- 
leys, Si D 

Aid. Turner presented an order directing the 
Department of Public Works to prepare orni - 
nances for sidewalks on certain streets in the 
Fifth ward which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, S. D. 

Aid. Turner presented a communication from 
Geo'. N. Houghton and B. Brownell, offering to 
light the city with oil, for sixteen dollars per 
lamp per night, which; was 

Referred to the Committee on Gas Lights. 

Aid. Turner presented an order directing the 
Department of Public Works to prepare an ordi- 
nance for lamp posts on Center street from Fre- 
mont street to Bissell street, and on Bissell street 
from Center street to Sophia street, which was 

Referred to Connnittee on Gas Lights. 

Aid. Turner presented an ordinance amending 
the ordinance concerning fire limits, which was 

Referred to the Joint Committee on Streets 
and Alleys of the three Divisions. 

Aldi Turner presented the petition of Wm. H. 
Stickney for cancellation of tax sale, which was 
Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Turner presented an order directing the 
Comptroller to purchase for the city, all lots of- 
fered for sale under warrant 3,293, for opening 
Arnold street, and to hold the same one year 
without additional cost to the city, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

ADJOURNMENT 

Aid. Everett moved that the Council do now 
adjourn. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : . 

Yeas— Dixon, Ballard, Grannis, Cullerton, 
Riordan, Lawler. Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, Eisz- 
ner, Throop, Rawleigh, Everett, Knopf, Barrett, 
MeCormick,— 16. . ■ yr ■ . , 

yays— Sanders, Mallory, Turner, McAuley, 
Altpeter, McNally, Swift, Thompson, Lorenz 
Waldo, Meyer, (15th Ward,) Meier. (16th Ward,) 
Jonas',— 13. 

And the Council stood adjourned. 



P. J. HOWARD, 



City Clerk. 



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CITY COUNCIL 



REGULAR MEETING. 



-A.TTO-TTST 18, 1879 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 

Present— Aid. Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, Phelps, 
Mallory, Grannis, Turner, McAuley, Cullerton, 
Altpeter. McNally, Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, 
Smyth, Peevey. Eiszner, McNurney, Throop, 
Swift. Rawleigh, Everett, Knopf, Lorenz, 
Waldo, Wetterer. Meier, d6th Ward) McCaf- 
frey. Barrett, Jonas. McCormick. 

Absent— Aid. Tuley, Clark. Thompson, Stau- 
her, Meyer, (15th Ward) and His Honor the 
Mayor. 

Aid. McCaffrey in the chair. 

11INI, T TKS. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the minutes of the 
regularmeeting held Aug. nth. 1879, be approved 
without being read 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Lawler asked for the privilege of present- 
ing a petition of B. F. Adams and others for re- 
funding assessment. 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Turner presented an order that the Com- 
missioner of Public Works he and he is hereby 
directed to advertise and let to the lowest bidder 
by contract, the building of sewer on Twenty- 
fifth street, from Clark street to Halsted street, 
the same to be done without unnecessary de- 
lay. 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, S. 1). 

REPORTS OF CITY OFFICERS. 

His Honor the Mayor presented a communi- 
cation covering the names of persons pardoned 
from the House of Correction during the week 
ending August 16, 1879. which was 

Placed on file. 



His Honor the Mayor presented a communi- 
cation in relation to the establishing of public 
bathing houses, etc. 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The City Comptroller submitted his monthly 
report for July, which was ordered published 
and placed on file. 
The following is the report ; 

Department of Finance, / 
Chicago, Aug. 16, 1879. ) 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chi- 
cago, in City Council assembled: 
In accordance with a resolution of vour honor- 
able body, passed December 30, 1878, I submit 
herewith my report for the month of July, 1879, 
showing the amount of money actually in the 
city/treasury at close of business July sist, 1879 
and the apportionment thereof to the different 
funds; also the amount of warrants drawn 
against the several appropriations for the current 
fiscal year during the month of July, 1879, and 
amount of warrants of previous ye«rs redeemed 
by the Treasurer during sane month, together 
with the amount of warrants outsandine unpaid 
July 31st, 1879. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Theodore T. Gurney. 

Comptroller . 
Amount of money actually 
in the City Treasury at 
close of books, July 31, 

T 1879 ••■■ "-•'•■- $1,065.733 39 

Less warrants drawn and 

payable on demand not 

yet presented 



Xet balance. 



13,631 09 
$1,052,102 30 



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1879. 



Which I apportion and cred- 
it as follows, viz. : 

Water Fund .... $283,035 83 

Special Assessments 83,871 93 

City Hall Fund, old acct. . . . 2,973 69 

Jonathan Burr Fund 18,018 16 

Personal Redemptions 3,800 79 

Police, life and health in- 
surance fund 161 58 

School funds 1,212 50 

General Sinking Fund. . . . 273 12 
ltiver Emp't Sinking Fund.. 1,103 35 

Sewerage Sinking Fund 836 50 

School Sinking Fund 255 99 

General Fund, old account. 8,779 09 

General Taxes, 1869 224 55 

General Taxes, 1870 624 00 

General Taxes, 1871 419 60 

General Taxes, 1872 .... 259 05 

General taxes, 18 73.... ... 7 76 

General Taxes, 1874 ....... 2,804 40 

General taxes, 1875.... .. . 17.200 00 

School Tax Fund, old acct. 27,838 59 
Forfeitures in 1873 & 1874 . . 28,000 00 

General Fund, 1876 4,316 69 

Department Public Works 

Apnropria ion. 1876 8.873 01 

School Tax Fund, 1876 2,211 66 

General taxes, 1876 .. 17,200 00 

General Fund, 1877 17,661 63 

Fire Department, 1877. .... 517 62 
Seweraue Tax Fund, 1877 . 4,632 75 
Department Public Works 

Appropriation. 1877 48,114 47 

School Tax Fund, 1877 27,037 53 

Police Fund. 1877 . 1.752 86 

Street Lamp Fund, 1877.... 68 71 

Indebtedness Fund, 1877... 279 30 

General taxes, 1877 51,600 00 

General Taxes of 1877, un- 
der protest. . . - ... 9,590 88 

Geneial Fund. 1878. ... 50,284 57 

Fire Departm't Fund, 1878. 97 77 

Sewerage Fund. 1878 70,977 47 

Department Public Works 

Appropriation, 1878 15,260 80 

Street Lamp Fund, 1878.... 31,233 47 

School Tax Fund, 1x78. 15 00 

Contingent Fund, 1878 33.482 82 

Public library Fund. 1878... 1,894 03 
Sewerage Tax Fund, 1878. . 1 16 40 

Citv Hall Fund. 1S78 17,394 39 

General Fund. 1879 146,043 62 

Fire Departm't Fund, 1879. 793 47 
Sewerage Fund. 1879 ... 5,618 67 
Sewerage Tax Fund, 1879.. 1,376 80 
Department Public Works 

Appropriation. 1879 1,242 52 

School Tax Fund, 1879 121 25 

Police Fund. 187a 284 57 

Public Library Fund, 1879.. 307 09 

$1,052,102 30 

Amount of warrants dnwn against the several 
appropriations for the current liscal year during 
the month of July, 1879 : 

General Fund, 1879 $25,738 84 

Fire Dep r'nient Fund, 1879 51,170 70 

Sewer >ge Fund. 1879 7,939 42 

Department Public Works, 1879.. 41,067 25 

Police Fund, 1879 40,491 18 

School Tax Fund, 1879 21,622 78 

Public Library Fund. 1879 2,647 63 

Street Lahrft Fund, 1879 ... 1,291 19 

Sewerage Tax Fund, 1879 1,875 45 

City Hal Fund, 1879 274 75 

Interest Account Fund, 1879 18.000 00 



$212,119 19 
Warrants issued the year previous or 
in former vears redeemed by the 
Treasurer during July, 1879...* $289,259 94 



Amount of warrants outstanding 
July 31, 1879, payable on demand.. 13,63109 



Payable from taxes of 1878, when col- 
lected 668,710 09 

Payable from taxes of 1879, when col- 
lected, 638,118 51 

$1,320,459 69 
Theodore T. Gurney, 
Comptroller. 

City Law Department, l 
Chicago, Aug. 18, 1879. J 
To the Hon. the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

I herewith enclose an ordinance amendatory 
of i he ordinance levying water rates. 

It will contribute to the convenience of the 
Collector in collecting the rates and I recom- 
mend its passage. 

F. Adams, 

Corporation Counsel. 

Referred, with the ordinance recommended to 
the Committee on Fire and Water. 

Department of Finance, 1 
Chicago, Aug. 1 <, 1879. ) 
To Hie Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in City Council Assembled: 
In compliance with an order, passed by your 
honorable body July 7, 1875, I have advertised 
for proposals tor sale to the city of a lot suitable 
for a Police Station m the vicinity bounded by 
Madison, Lake, Green and Desplaines streets, 
and herewith submit such bids as have been re- 
ceived 

Respectfully submitted, 

Theodore T. Gtjrney, 
Comptroller. 

Referred, with bids, to the Committee on 
Police. 

POLICE DEPARTMENT, CITY OF CHICAGO. 
OFFICE OF GENERAL SUPERINTENDENT, I 

(. hicago, . ugust 18, 1879. . f 
To the Honorable the City Council oj the City of 

Chicago: 

Gentlemen :— The undersigned most respect- 
fully lepresents nnto >our honorable body that 
ihe "Police Courts of the South and West Divi- 
si us of this city are overcrowded with b .siness, 
which fact occasions great loss of time to m ru- 
bers of the police force and citizens having busi- 
ness in these courts. Patrolmen after traveling 
beats all night, are often obliged to remain hi 
court until after noon of the next day to appear 
as witnesses against prisoners whom they have 
arrested, which deprives Tie officers of needful 
rest and impair* their efficiency on the succeed- 
night. Not unfreqnently these cases are con- 
tinued two or three times, with the same incon- 
venience, loss of rest, and inefficiency of the 
officers as a consequence. 

The same press of business In these courts oc- 
casions great loss of time to citizens desiring to 
procure warrants, bee use such warrants can 
only be obtained from the Justice in person, who, 
being busilv engaged in the trial of cases, cannot 
interrupt trials for tne purpose of hearing appli- 
cations for such warrants without prejudice to 
the rights of persons on trial. 

I would respectfully suggest as a remedy the 
establishment of a Police Court at or near the 
V\ est Twelfth Street Station, to be called the 
"South-west Division Police Court," and a re- 
districting of the police p ecincts so as to have 
the First Precinct comprise t e territory now in- 
cluded in the Harrison street. Twenty-second 
street and Cottage Grove avenue districts; The 
Second Precinct to comprise the territory in- 
cluded in the Dee ring street, Hinman street, 
and West Twelfth street districts ; The Third 
Precinct to consist of the West Madison street, 



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"West Lake street, and West Chicago avenue 
districts ; and the Fourth Precinct to embrace 
the Kawson street, Webster avenue, Larrabee 
street, and Chicago avenue districts. 

This plan would give a Police Court for each 
police precinct, and would relieve the South side 
Court by taking oft' the Deering street district ; 
the West Side Police Court', as at present consti- 
tuted, would be relieved of theTwelfih and Hin- 
man street districts, and the North Side Court, 
which has verv little business, could, with slight 
extra labor, dispose of all the bu iness of the 
North Division, together with that arising in the 
Rawson street district, which district is more 
convenient to the North Division Court than to 
West Madison street 

Respectfully, 

Simon O'Donnell, 
Acting General Superintendent Police. 

.Referred to the Committee on Police. 

The Clerk presented an invitation to the Coun- 
cil to attend a concert, to be held at Brighton 
Park, Saturday, August 23, 1879. 

Accepted and placed on file 

The Department of Public Works submitted a 
report and ordinance for eight lamp posts on 
west Monroe Stieet, from California avenue to 
Barry Point Koad. 

By unanimous consent on motion of Aid. Raw- 
leijih the ordinance was put upon its passage and 
passed t>y yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Dixon, Sanders. Ballard. Phelps, Mal- 
lory. Grannis, Turner, McAuley, Cullerton, Alt- 
peter, McNally, Riordan, Lawler. Purcell, 
Smyth, Peeve , Eiszner, Throop, Swift, Raw- 
leigh, Everett, Knopf, Lorenz, Waldo, Wetterer, 
Meier, (16th Ward) McCaffrey, Barrett, Jonas, 
McCormick— 30 

Nays— 'None . 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for four lamp posts on 
California avenue, from West Madison street 
to West Monroe street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Everett the ordinance was put upon its passage 
and passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Feo-s— Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, Phelps, Mal- 
lory, Grannis, Turner. McAuley Cullerton, Alt- 
peter, McNally. Kiordan, Lawler, Purcell,Smyth, 
Peevey, Eiszner. Throop, Swift, Rawleigh, Ever- 
ett, Knopf, Lorenz, Waldo, Wetterer, Meier,(16th 
Ward) McCaffrey, Barrett, Jonas, McCormick 
—30. 

N ays— None. 

ALSO. 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of Franklin street, from Adams street to 
Harrison street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Dix- 
on, the ordinance was put upon its passage and 
passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yea*— Dixon. Sanders. Ballard, Phelps, Mal- 
lory, Grannis, Turner, McAuley, Cullerton. Alt- 
peter, McNally, Kiordan, Lawler, Purcell. Smyth, 
Peevey. Eiszner. Throop. Swift, Rav\leigh, Ever- 
ett, Knopf. Lorenz, Waldo Wetterer, Meier,(16th 
Ward) McCaffrey, Barrett, Jonas, McCormick 
—30. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of Franklin street, from Washington street 
to Lake street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Dix- 
on, the ordinance was put upon its passage and 
passed by yeas and nay3 as follows : 

Yea*— Dixon, Sanders. Ballard, Phelps. Mal- 
lory, Grannis, Turner, McAuley, Cullerton, Alt- 
peter. McNally, Kiordan, Lawler, Purcell, Smyth 
Peevey, Eiszner, Throop. Swift, Kawleigh.Kver- 
ett. Knopf Lorenz.Waldo. Wetterer, Meier,(16th 
Ward) McCaffrey, Barrett, Jonas, McCormick 
-30. 

Nay*— None. 



A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of Wentworth avenue, from Twenty-ninth 
street to Thhty-ihird street 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
McAuley. the ordinance was put upon its pas- 
sage and passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Dixon. Sanders, Ballard, Phelps. Mal- 
lory Grannis, Turner, McAulev, Cullerton. Ait- 
peter.McNally, Kiordan, Lawler, Purcell.Smyth 
Peevey, Eiszner, Throo ■>, Swift, ttawleigh. Ever' 
ett, Knopf, Lorenz, Waldo, Wei terer, Meier (16th 
Ward) McCaffrey, Barrett, Jonas, McCormick 
—30. 

Nays— None 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for seven lamp posts 
on North Halsted street, from Belden avenue 
to FullertOR avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid 
Meier, the ordinance was put upon its passage 
and passed by yeas and nays as tollows : 

Teas— Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, Phelps, Mal- 
lory. Grannis, Turner, McAuley, Cullerton, Alt- 
peter, McNally, Kiordan, Lawler. Purcell. Smyth 
Peevey. Eiszner, Throop, Swilt, Rawleigh, 
Everett,Knopf, Lorenz, Waldo, Wetterer, Meier 
(16th Ward) McCaffrey, Barrett, Jonas, McCor- 
mick— 30. 

Nays— None . 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for six-inch drains on 
Prairie avenue, from Thirty- first street to Thirty 
third street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Grannis, the ordinance was put upon its passage 
and passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, Phelps. Mal- 
lory, Grannis, Turner, McAuley, Cullerton. Alt- 
pete"-, McNally, Kiordan, Lawler, Purcell, Smyth 
Peevey, Eiszner, Throop, swift, Rawleigh, Ever- 
ett, Knopf, Lorenz, Waldo, Wetterer,Meier, (16th 
Ward) McCaffrey, Barrett, Jonas, McCormick 

Nays— None. 

ALSO. 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of Aberdeen street, from West Harrison 
street to West Madison street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Throop, the ordinance was put upon its passage 
and passed by yeas and nays as follows • 

Yea*— Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, Phelps. Mal- 
lory, Grannis, Turner, McAulev, Cullerion. Alt- 
peter, McNally, Kiordan, Lawler, Purcell. Smyth 
Peevey, Eiszner, Throop, Swift, Rawleigh, Ever- 
ett, Knopf, Lorenz, Waldo, Wetterer,Meier, (t6th 
Ward) McCaffrey, Barrett. Jonas. McCormick, 
—30. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO. 

The report of the Commissioners to make esti- 
mate for sidewalks on both sides of Cottage 
Grove avenue, fr m Twenty-second 'street to 
Twenty-ninth street. 

Aid. Phelps moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. . 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Dixon presented a petition for the vaca- 
tion of an alley in rear of lots 3 and 6 of block l 
in Ogdeir's subdivision. 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys. S. D. 

The Committee on Police reported favorably 
on the nomination of Win. Meyer as Clerk of 
the Police Court, North Side, which was con- 
curred in by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, Phelps. Mai - 
lory, Grannis, Turner, McAuley, Cullerton. Mc- 
Nally, Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, Smyth. Peevey 
Eiszner, McNurney, Throop, Swift, Rawleigh 
Knopf, McCaffrey, Barrett, Jonas, McCormick 
25. 



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Nays— Altpeter, Lorenz, Meier .(16th Ward) —3. 

Aid. Altpeter presented a petition for sewer on 
Allport street, between Sixteenth street and 
Eighteenth street. 

Referred to the Committee on Fire and Water. 

Aid. Altpeter presented an ordinance for the 
repeal of the assessment made under the* ordi- 
nance for ihe improvement of Center avenue, 
from Blue Island avenue to West Twenty-second 
street. 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, W. D. 

Aid. Riordan presented petition from Conrad 
Hoffman and others for the making of the block 
bounded by Nineteenth street and Western ave- 
nue, Van Horn and Oakley avenue a^flre block. 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, W. J). 

Aid. Cullerton presented a petition from resi- 
dents on Nineteenth street, between Robev street 
and Hoyne avenue, for a sewer. 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, W. £>.. 

Aid. Phelps offered a resolution that the De- 
partment of Public Works be directed to prepare 
and send to the Council an ordinance for curb- 
ing and grading Indiana avenue in front of lots 
not embraced in private contract. 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, S. D. 

Aid. Lawler presented a petition for the 
changing of the name of Kansas street to West 
Eleventh street. 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, W. D. 

Aid. Meier presented a petition asking that the 
North Chicago Railway Company sprinkle its 
tracks. 

Referred to the Committee on Railroads. 

Aid. Mai lory presented petition of Eliza 
Burns for damages for injuries received Owing 
to defective sidewalk on South Dearborn street. 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, S. D. 

Aid. Peevey offered a communication from 
the Keystone Gas Ligiit Company, proposing to 
light the city for $15.00 per lamp post per year. 

Referred to the Committee on Gas. 

Aid. Rawleigh moved that the Winchester 
avenue ordinance be referred to the Corpora - 

tioi Counsel. 
So ordered. 

Aid. Knopf presented a petition from citizens 
of the Thirteenth Ward protesting agains the 
passage of an ordinance to contract the present 
fire limits. 

Referred to the Joint Committee on Streets 
and Alleys of the three divisions. 

Aid. Dixon presented an order directing the 
Department of Public Works to prepare an or- 
dinance for paving River street, from the east 
line of Michigan avenue to the eastern termini 
of said River street. 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys. S. D. 

Aid. Swift moved that a messenger be sent to 
the Mayor to see if he intended to veto the or- 
dinance making Washington street a boulevard. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Ye -s— Dixon, Sanders, Cullerton, Riordan, 
Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, Swift. Everett. Wet- 
terer, McCaffrey, Barrett, Jonas, MeCormick— 
—14. 



Nays— Ballard, Phelps, Mallory,Grannis, Tur- 
ner, McAuley, Altpeter, McNally, Lawler, Eisz- 
ner, McNuruev, Throop. Rawleigh, Knopf, Lo- 
renz, Waldo, Meier, (16th Ward)— 17. 

Aid. Turner presented an order that the De- 
partment of Public Works is hereby directed to 
issue to Francis Lamed an abatement voucher 
for the amount of his assessment for paving 
Cottage Grove avenue under warrant 2915, less 
the amount of cost incurred by the city of Chi- 
cago in making and levying said assessment, and 
moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas— Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, Mallory, Gran- 
nis. Turner, McAuley, Altpeter, McNally, Rior- 
dan, Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, Eiszner, 
McMirney, Throop, Swift, Rawleigh, Knopf, 
Lorenz, Waldo, Wetterer, Meier, (I6tli Ward) 
McCaffrey. Barrett, Jonas, McConnick--28. 

Nays— Phelps— 1 . 

Aid. Wetterer presented the report of the 
Committee on Streets and Alleys, N. D. 

Aid. Grannis moved that the report be con- 
curred in. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Committee on Licenses presented a report 
recommending, that the petition for the repeal 
of the ordinance regulating the sale of milk be 
placed on file, and that the Health Commissioner 
appoint at once a suitable person to act as 
Milk Inspector. 

We recommend that the provisions of the or* 
dinance be rigidly enforced. 
also. 

The same Committee presented report on pe- 
tition of Thos. Poland recommending that it be 
placed on file. 

Aid. Lawler moved that it be recommitted to 
the Committee. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee presented report on pe- 
tition of F. M. Bradshavv, recommending that it 
be placed on file. 

Aid. Lawler moved that it be recommitted to 
the Committee. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Committee on Bridewell presented a re- 
port relating to conference with County Board 
on city rela.ions in reference to dieting of pris- 
oners at the Bridewell. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that it be recommitted 
to the Committee. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Committee on Health and County Rela- 
tions, to whom was referred a preamble con- 
cerning the printing a list of all the physicians 
of the city and their residence, submitted a re- 
port recoinmen ling the same be placed on file. 

Ah I. Dixon moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO. 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
a petition of Daniel Sheehan, Michael Mahony, 
and others, concerning the present system of 
scavenger work, recommended that the petition 
be placed on file. 

Aid. Lawler moved that it be recommitted to 
the Committee 

The motion prevailed 

ALSO. 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
the resolution of Aid. Stauber of May 26, in re- 
gard to the condition of the North Branch of the 
Chicago Kiver, are unable to recommend any 
plan for temporary and immediate relief other 
than has been presented. 

Aid. Knopf moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 



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[1879. 



The Committee on License, to whom was re- 
ferred ah ordinance to amend an ordinance en- 
titled Junk dealers and dealers in second-hand 
goods, as prepared by the Law Department, re- 
commend the passage of the orditiauce. 

Aid Cullerton moved that it be deferred and 
published . 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the ordinance : 

AN ORDINANCE 

amending an ordinance entitled "Pawnbrokers." 

Be it ordained, by the City Council of the City of 

Chicago: 

Section l. That section l of chapter 32 of 
laws and ordinances of 1873, entitled "' Pawn- 
brokers," is hereby repealed, and hereafter the 
following shall be section l thereof : 

Section l. No person or persons shall carry 
on or conduct the business or calling of a pawn- 
broker within the city of Chicago without hav ng 
first obtained a license so to do under a penalty 
of not less than one hundred dollars nor more 
than two hundred dollars for each offense. 

Section 2. That section 3 of said chapter 
and ordinance is hereby repealed, and hereafter 
the following shall be section 3 thereof. 

Sections. The Mayor is hereby authorized 
to grant a pawnbrokers license to any person of 
good character who may applv therefor on the 
followhrg conditions. The person so applying 
shall first pay to the Collector a sum of money iu 
proportion to the sum of one hundred and fifty 
dollars per annum for the time such license shall 
be granted, and shall execute a bond to the Citv 
of Chicago in the sum of five hundred dollars, 
conditioned that the said appli ant will, in every 
particular, conform to the requirements or pro- 
visions of any ordinance hereafter to be passed 
concerning pawnbrokers, and thereupon the 
Clerk shall issue a license in due form under the 
corporate seal, signed by the Mayor and coun- 
tersigned by the Clerk . 

Aid. Turner presented a petition from property 
owners on Indiana avenue against the laying of 
cobble stone between the rails of the street rail- 
road tracks. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that it be laid on the 
table temporarily. 

Aid. Swift moved to refer to Committee on 
'Streets and Alleys, S. D. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Rawleigh moved to reconsider the motion 
to refer to Committee on Streets and Alleys, S. 

The motion was lost by yeas and navs as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas— Dixon, Altpeter, Riordan, Lawler, 
Smyth. Eiszner. Swift, Rawleurh, Everett, Lo- 
renz, Meier, (16th Ward) McCaffrey— 12. 

Nays— Sanders, Ballard, Phelps, Mallory, 
Grannis, Turner, McAuley, Cullerton, McNally, 
Purcell, Peevey, McNurney, Throop, Knopf, 
Waldo, Wetterer, Barrett, Jonas, McCormick— 
19. 

Aid. Smyth moved that the Committee on 
Streets and A 1 leys, S. D., be requested to report 
and make the petition a special order for next 
Monday night 8: 30 o'clock. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas— Sanders, Ballard, Phelps, Mallory, 
Grannis, Altoeter, McNaliv. Riordan, Purceil, 
Smyth, Eiszner, Swift, Rawleigh, Everett, Lo- 
renz, Meier, (16th Ward) -16, 

Nay*— Dix >n, Turner, McAuley. Cullerton, 
Lawler, Peevey, McNurney, Throop, Knopf. 
Waldo, Wetterer, McCaffrey, Barrett, Jonas, Mc- 
Cormick--i5 

The Committee on Judiciary reported favora- 
bly on an ordinance creating the position of 
Polic • Court Clerk of the South Division, and 
prescribing the duties of said officer, as well as 



those of similar officers in the courts of other 
divisions. 

Aid. Throop offered an amendment to expire 
two years from May 1, 1879. 

Accepted. 

Aid. Dixon moved that it be referred to Com- 
mittee on Police and the Law Department. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Jonas presented a resolution providing 
for a special committee of three (one from each 
division) to inquire into the status of the work 
on the Fullerton avenue conduit, said committee 
to report at the next regular meeting. The res- 
olution was adopted. 

The Chair appointed as Special Committee on 
Fullerton avenue conduit Aid. Jonas, Sanders 
and Swift. 

Aid. Meier presented an ordinance for the in- 
spection <*! factories, their ventilation, calcimin- 
ing, etc. 

Referred to Committee on Health and County 
Relations and Judiciary. 

Aid. Meier presented an ordinance to amend 
section 3 of an ordinance concerning scavengers, 
pass d Aug. 31, 1876. 

Referred to the Committee on Health and 
County Relations. 

Aid. Meier presented the following : 
Ordered. That the Department of Public 
Works is hereby directed to erect a fire hydrant 
on the southeast corner of Town street and 
North avenue . 

Referred to the Committee on Fire and Water. 

Aid. Meier offered a resolution as follows : Re- 
solved that the Commissioner of Public Works 
is hereby directed to recognize "Section 7" of 
said ordinance until the same is amended or 
repealed, notwithstanding the construction that 
may have been, or may be, placed upon the 
same by the Corporation Counsel. 

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

Aid. Waldo presented the following order : 
Ordered, That the Department of PublicWorks 
be and is hereby directed to prepare an ordi- 
nance for the curbing, grading and paving of the 
west side of Clark street, from North avenue to 
Center street. 
Referred to the Department of Public Works. 

Aid- Waldo presented the following order: 
Ordered, That the Department of PublicWorks 
be and is hereby directed to prepare an ordi- 
nance for the curbing, grading and paving of 
Lincoln avenue, from Center street to Fullerton 
avenue. 
Referred to the Department of Public Works. 

Aid. Lorenz presented a petition from citizens 
living on Western avenue and Division street, 
praying that an ordinance be passed prohibiting 
cattle from running at large east of Humboldt 
Park. 

Referred to the Committee on Wharves and 
Public Grounds. 

Aid. Knopf presented the following: 
Ordered, That the Board of Education be and 
are hereby directed to advertise for proposals 
for a school site at the coiner of Kedzie avenue 
and Walnut street, and to proceed with the con- 
struction of a building at as early a date as pos- 
sible after the purchase of the ground, an appro- 
priation for the same having been made in 1875. 
Referred to the Committee on Schools. 

Aid. Knopf presented the following : 
Ordered, Thatthe Departmentof Public Works 
be and are hereby directed to prepare an ordi- 
nance for a sidewalk on i oth sides of Lake 
street, from the R. R. Crossing to Central Park, 
in front of all property where sidewalk is defec- 
tive. 



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Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, W. D. 

Aid . Knopf presented the following : 
Ordered, That the Department of PublicWorks, 
be and are hereby directed to take whatever 
steps may be necessary i o fill the quay holes near 
the coiner of Western avenue and Ohio street. 

Kef erred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, W. D. 

Aid. Everett presented the following ■ 
Ordered, That the Department of Public Works 
be and they are hereby directed to prepare and 
send to this Council a proper ordinance for water 
pipes on Wilcox avenue, between Rockwell 
street and California avenue, provided the reve- 
nue therefrom will be large enough to comply 
with the ru es of the Water department. 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, W. D. 

Aid. Everett presented an order directing the 
Department of Public Works to prepare and re- 
port to the Council a proper ordinance for a side 
walk on the east side of Cicero court, from Jack- 
son street to VanBuren street. 

Eeferred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, W. D. 

Aid Everett presented an order directing the 
Department of Public Works to prepare and 
send to the Council an ordinance for sidewalk on 
the north side of Wilcox avenue, between Cali- 
fornia avenue and Francisco street. 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, W. D. 

Aid. Everett presented petition of Henry 
Rantman praying for rebate from price paid for 
cottage sold by the city. The sum paid for said 
cottage being paid under protest. 

Referred to the Department of Public Works. 

Aid. Swift moved that the A dams street ordi- 
nance be taken from the file for the purpose of 
passing. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows ; 

Yeas— Dixon, Sanders, Grannis, Turner, Mc- 
Auley, Cullerton, McNally, Riordan, Puree!!, 
Smyth, Peevey, Swift, Everett, Wetterer, Mc- 
Caffrey, Barrett, Jonas,— 17. 

Nays— Ballard, Mallory, Altpeter, Lawler, 
Eiszner, Throop, Knopf, Lorenz. Waldo, Meier, 
(16th Ward)— 11. 

Aid. Swift moved that the ordinance be passed 

Aid. Rawleigh moved as an amendment 
" Adams or Washington streets." 

The Chair decided that the amendment was 
out of order. 

Aid. Rawleigh appealed from the decision of 
the Chair. 

The question then being shall the decision of 
the Chair be sustained as the judgment of the 
Council. 

The Chair was sustained by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas— Dixon,Sanders,Turner,McAuley, Culler- 
ton, McNally, Riordan, Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, 
Swift, Everett, Lorenz, Wetterer, Meier, (16th 
Ward) Barrett, Jonas,— 17. 

Nays— Ballard, Phelps, Mallory, Grannis, Alt- 
peter, Lawler, Eiszner, Throop, Rawleigh, Knopf, 
Waldo, McCormick— 12. 

Aid . Throop moved that the Council do now 
adjourn. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas— Ballard, Phelps. Mallory, Altpeter, Mc- 
Nally, Lawler, Eiszner, Throop. Rawleigh.Knopf. 
Lorenz, Waldo, Meier, (16th. Ward) McCormick 
—14. 

Nays— Dixon, Sanders, Grannis, Turner, Mc- 
Aulev, Cullerton, Riordan, Purcell, Smyth, Pee- 
vey, Swift, Everett, Wetterer, McCaffrey, Bar- 
rett, Jonas,— 17. 



Aid. Swift called for the previous question 
and the call was sustained by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas— Dixon, Sanders, Grannis, Turner, Mc- 
Auley, Cull erton.Riordan,Purceil, Smyth, Peevey, 
Swift, Everett, Lorenz, Wetterer, Meier. (16th 
Ward) McCaffrey, Barrett, Jonas, McCoimick 
—19. 

Nays— Ballard, Phelps, Mallory, Altpeter, Mc- 
Nally, Lawler, Eiszner, Throop, Rawleigh, 
Knopf, Waldo-li. ■.•*.» 

The question then being on the passage of the 
ordinance, it was lost by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows, two thirds not agreeing : 

Yeas— Dixon, Sanders, Grannis, Turner, Mc- 
Auley, McNally, PurceU, Smyth, Peevey, Swift, 
Everett, Wetterer. McCaffrey, Barrett, Jonas, 
Mc orniick— 16. 

Nays— Ballard. Phelps, Mallory. Cullerton, 
Altpeter. Riordan, Lawler, Eiszner. Throop, 
Rawleigh, Knopf, Lorenz, Waldo, Meier, (16th 
Ward, -14. 

Aid. Cullerton moved to reconsider the vote 
last taken. 

Aid. Rawleigh moved to lay it on the table. 

The motion to lay on the table was lost by yeas 
and nays as follows : 

.Yeas— Ballard, Phelps, Mallory, Grannis, Alt- 
peter, Lawler, Throop, Rawleigh, Knopf, Lo- 
renz, Waldo, Meier, (16th Ward) McCormick.— 13. 

Nay.-<— Dixon, Sanders, Turner, McAuley, Cul- 
lerton, McNally, Riordan, Purcell, Smyth', Pee- 
vey, Swift, Everett, Wetterer, McCaffrey, Bar- 
rett, Jonas,— 16. 

Aid. Everett called for the previous question 
and the call was sustained, by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Teas— Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, Phelps, Tur- 
ner, McAuley, Cullerton, Riordan, Purcell, 
Smyth, Peevey, Swift, Everett, Lorenz, Wetter- 
er, Meier, (l6thWard) McCaffrey, Barrett, Jonas 
—19. 

N ays— Mallory, Grannis, Altpeter, McN\lly, 
Lawler, Throop, Rawleigh, Knopf, Waldo- -9. 

The question then being on i he reconsideration 
of the ordinance, it was carried by yeas and 
nays as follows : 

Teas— Dixon, Sanders. Phelps, Grannis, Tur- 
ner, McAuley, Cullerton, McNally, Riordan, 
Purcell, Smyth. Peevey, Swift, Everett, Wetter- 
er, McCaffrey, Barrett, Jonas— 18. 

Nays— Ballard, Mallory, Altpeter, Lawler, 
Throop. Rawleigh, Knouf, Lorenz.Waldo, Meier, 
(16th Ward) McCormick— 11. 

Aid. Throop moved that the Council do now 
adjourn . 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Fcas— Cullerton, Altpeter, Peevey, Throop, 
Rawleigh. .KnoDf, Waldo, McCormick— 8. 

Nays— Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, Phelns, Mal- 
lory, Grannis, Turner. McAuley, McNally. Rior- 
dan, Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Swift, Everett, 
Lorenz, Wetterer, Meier, (16th Ward) McCaffrey, 
Barrett, Jonas— 21. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Dixon presented 
an order for the publication of election notice 
for Alderman in the First Ward, caused by the 
resignation of Aid. Tuley. 

Aid. Cullerton moved to suspend the rules and 
pass the order. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas— Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, Phelps. Mal- 
lory, Grannis, Cullerton, Altpeter, McNally, Ri- 
ordan, Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, Throop, 
Swift, Rawleigh, Everett, Knopf, Lorenz, Waldo, 
Wetterer,Meier, (16th Ward) McCaffrey, Barrett, 
Jonas-26. 

Nays— Turner, McAuley, McCormick— 3. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered. That the following notice, signed by 
the City Clerk, be published in the corporation 
newspapers. 

ELECTION NOTICE. 

Notice is hereby given that on the 17th day of 



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September, 1879, an election will be held in the 
First Ward of the City of Chicago, for the elec- 
tion of an Alderman to fill the vacancy occa- 
sioned by the resignation of M F. Tuley, and 
the election to be held at the following places, 
to wit : 

Dis'.rict l— No. 19 Dearborn street. 

District 2— No. 192 AVashington street. 

District 3— Corner Van Buren and State street. 

District 4— No. 309 Fifth avenue. 

Aid. Lawler presented an order that the De- 
partment of Public Wor s prepare and send to 
this Council an ordinance for' a sidewalk on 
Arthington street, from Centre avenue to Lytle 
street. 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, W. D. 

Aid. Lawler presented an order that the De- 
partment of Public Works be directed to fill up 
and jirade Lytle street, from West Taylor street 
to Gilpin place. 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, W. D. 

Aid. Riordan presented an order that the 
Department. of Public Works be directed to 
prepare an ordinance for lamp post on Henry 



street, from Blue Island avenue to Morgan 
street. 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, W. D. 

Aid. McNally presented an order directing the 
Department of Public Works to complete assess- 
ment, as passed January 28, 1878, to complete 
gas main on Barber street. 

Referred to the Committee on Gas Lights. 

Aid Cullerton presented a resolution author- 
izing the Comptroller to lease to Win. Dunning 
the foot of La Salle street on such terms as may 
be agreed upon. 

Referred to the Committee on Public Build- 
ings. 

ADJOURNMENT. 

Aid. Throop moved that the Council do now 
adjourn. 

The motion prevailed and the Council stood 
adjourned until August 25, 1879, at 7.30 o'clock. 

P. J. HOWARD, 

City Clerk. 



Aug. 25,) 



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CITY COUNCIL 



REGULAR MEETING. 



AUGUST 25, 1879 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 

Present— Aid. Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, Phelps, 
Grannis, Turner, McAuley, Cullerton, Altpeter, 
McNally, Kiordan, Lawler, Pureed, Smyth, 
Peevey, Throop, Swift, Rawleigh, Everett, Lo- 
renz, Waldo, Meyer, (I5lh Ward) Meier, (16th 
Ward) McCaffrey, Jonas. McCormick. 

Absent— Aid. Clark. Mallory, Eiszner. McNur- 
ney, Knopf, Thompson, Stauber, Wetterer, Bar- 
rett, and His Honor the Mayor. 

Aid. McCaffrey in the chair. 

"MINUTES. 

Aid. Rawleigh moved that the minutes of the 
regular meeting held Aug. 18th, 1879, be approved 
without being read 

The motion prevailed. 

REPORTS OF CITY OFFICERS. 

His Honor the Mayor submitted a report cov- 
ering names of persons pardoned from the 
House of Correction during the week ending 
August 23, 1879, which was 

Placed on file. 

ALSO, 

The following communication : 

Mayor's Office, I 

Chicago, August 25, 1879. f 

To the Hon. the members of the City Council of 

the City of Chicaao: 

Gentlemen— On the 16th inst. I prepared and 
had ready for presentation to your honorable 
body a veto of the ordinance setting aside West 
Washington and West Adams streets for drive- 
ways to the parks. I took the message to the 
City Clerk's office for filing, but that office being 
closed, it being after business hours, I placed 
the document in the hands of the Chief ClerK in 



the Comptroller's office with instructions to place 
it in the vault and see that it was duly presented 
to the City Clerk the following Monday. My 
instructions were carried out, but through an 
oversight in the City Clerk's office the veto failed 
to reach your honorable body. The fact that 
it was filed in the City Clerk's office has led some 
to believe that the veto had a binding effect, and 
would hold good if read before your body at 
this meeting, but, as there is a doubt in my mind 
on the question, I have deemed it best to 'have a 
repealing ordinance prepared, the passage of 
which will accomplish the end sought in my 
veto message. I herewith append said ordi- 
nance and recommend its passage. 

Carter H Harrison, 

Mavor. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the ordinance sub- 
united by His Honor the Mayor be passed. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas— Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, Grannis, Mc- 
Auley, Altpeter, McNally, Riordan, Lawler, Pur- 
cell, Smyth, Peevey, Throop, Swift, Rawleigh, 
Everett, Lorenz, Meyer, (15th Ward) McCaffrey, 
Jonas--2l. 

Nays— None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed : 

An ordinance, repealing an ordinance entitled 
An ordinance consenting that the board of West 
Park Commissioners mav take, regulate, control 
and improve West Washington street from the 
west line of Halsted street to Central Park, and 
West Adams street, from Canal street to Central 
Park, passed Aug, 11. 1879. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 

Chicago : 

Section 1. That the ordinance entitled " An 
ordinance consenting that the Board of West 
Park Commissioners may take, regulate, control 
and improve West Washington street, from the 



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west line of Halsted street to Central Park, and 
West Adams street, from Canal street to Central 
Park," passed Aug. 11, 1879, be, and the sante is, 
hereby repealed. 

His Ho or the Mayor submitted a communi- 
cation from the Mayor of Terre Haute. Ind., an- 
nouncing that the City Council of Terre Haute 
would visit Chicago on Thursday, August 28. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the chair appoint a 
committee of three Aldermen to receive the 
City Council of Terre Haute. 

The motion prevailed. 

The chair appointed as such, committee Aid. 
Cullerton, McAuley and Jonas. 

The Clerk presented the official bond of Wm. 
Meyer as Clerk of the Police Court, N. D., in the 
penal sum of" $5,000. signed by Henry Lamparter 
and Theodor Asmus as sureties. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the bond be re- 
ferred to the Committee on Police. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Commissioner of Public Works submitted 
a report covering an ordinance establishing 
grade on Thirty-third street, from Cottage Grove 
avenue to Lake Park avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, S. D. 

A.L.SO, 

A report covering an order in regard to an 
assessment for the improvement of Ellis avenue, 
from Douglas avenue to Egan avenue. 

Aid. G-rannis moved to concur in the report and 
pass the order. < 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows ; 

Yeas— Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, Grannis, Mc- 
Auley, Cullerton. Aitpeter, McNally, Riordan, 
Lawler, Pureed, Smyth, Peevey, Throop, Swift, 
Rawleigh, Everett. Lorenz. (Meyei, (15th Ward) 
Meier, (16th Ward) McCaffrey, Jonas- 22. 

Nays— None. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered. That th ) Corporation Counsel is here- 
by directed to make application at the next term 
of the County COurt of Cook County fur the 
confirmation of a special assessment for the im- 
provement of Ellis avenue, from Douglas ave- 
nue to Egan avenue, filed in said Court, January 
31, 1878. 

RECONSIDERATION OF VOTE. 

Aid. Dixon moved to reconsider the vote by 
which the order concerning a special election for 
Alderman in the First Ward, was passed at the 
regular meeting, held August 18 

The motion prevailed. 

PETITIONS, COMMUNICATIONS AND ORDI- 
NANCES 

Aid. Lorenz presented a petition for a sewer 
on West North avenue, from Lincoln street to 
S \ymour street, and on Seymour str et, from 
North avenue to Division street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, VV. D. 

Aid- Lawler presented a communication from 
G. Earl concerning g;ts regulator, which was 
Referred to the Committee on Gas Lights. 

Aid. Purcell presented a remonstrance against 
paving between horse railway tracks on Canal 
street with cobble stones, which was 

Laid over temporarily. 

Aid. Cullerton presented an order directing 
the Denartmenf of Public Works to prepare an 
ordinance for planking a space sixteen feet wide 
in the center of Center avenue, from its southern 
terminus to Twenty-second street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, W. D. 



Aid. Cullerton presented an order for the ex- 
tension of the sewer on Throop street, from its 
present terminus to Twenty-second street, and 
moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed. 

Ordered, That the sewer on Throop street be 
continued from its present terminus (a little 
south of the Throop School), to Twenty-second 
street, to i repare said street for planking; and 
it needs to be drained on account of stagnant 
water standing in the ditches constantly. 

Aid. Cullerton presented an order directing 
the Department of Public Works to prepare an 
ordinance for planking Throop street, from 
Twenty-second street to the viaduct, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, W. D. 

Aid. Cullerton presented an order for sewer 
on West Seventeenth street, from Loomis street 
to Laflin street, and moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Department of Public 
Works be and it is hereby directed to cause a. 
sewer to be laid in Seventeenth street, between 
Loomis street and Laflin street. 

Aid. Dixon presented an otdinance calling a 
special election for Alderman from the First 
Ward, etc. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Dix- 
on, 'the ordinance w as put upon its passage and 
passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Dixon, Sanders. Ballard, Phelps, Gran- 
nis, Turner, McAuley, Cullerlou. Aitpeter, Mc- 
Nallv, Riordan. Lawler, Smyth. Peevey. Throop, 
Swift, Rawleigh, Everett. Lorenz. Mever, (15th 
Ward) Meier, (loth Ward) McCaffrey, Jonas, 
McCormick— 21. 

Nays— None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed : 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the Cily 

of Chicago. 

Section 1, That a special election for Alder- 
man from the First Ward, to fill the vacancy 
caused by the resignation of Murray F. Tuley, 
be and is hereby ordered for the 24th day of 
Sentemher, 1879, and that the election districts 
for said special election shall be the same as 
those at the municipal election held in April 
last. 

Sec. 2 The manner of conducting said spe- 
cial election shall be tiie same as is provided by 
law for general elections. „ 

Sec. 6 The voting places for said special 
election shall lie as follow* : 

District 1.— No. 19 Dearborn street. 

District 2.— No. 192 Washington street. 

District 3.— Corner VanBuren and State streets 

District 4— No. 309 Fifth avenue. 

Sec. 4. The judges and clerks of said special 
election shall be the same persons who were 
appointed as judges a.nd clerks of the general 
municipal election held in April last. 

Sec. 5. The City Clerk is hereby directed to 
issue a notice of said special election in accord- 
ance with law. 

Aid. Dixon presented an order authorizing N . 
DeGolyer & Co to rave Jackson street, from 
State street to Clark street, by private contract, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, S. D. 

The City Clerk stared to the (Council that the 
report of the committee on Licenses on ordi- 
nances concerning junk dealers and second- 
hand dealers, and na'wnbrokers, which was pre- 
sented to the Council August 18, was incorrectly 
published, and asked permission to republish it 
in the proceedings of this meeting. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that permission be 
granted. 

The motion prevailed. 



All. 



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The following is the report : 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chi- 
cago in Council Assembled: 
Your Committee on Licenses, to whom was re- 
ferred an ordinance to amend an ordinance en- 
titled "Junk Dealers and Dealers in Second- 
hand Goods," as prepared by the Law Depart- 
ment, having had the same under advisement, 
1 eg leave to report that we recommend the pas- 
sage of the ordinance. 

Also, an ordinance amending an ordinance 
entitled "Pawnbrokers." Same course. 
Kespectfnily submitted, 
A. Grannis. 

M. McNUENEY. 
M. McAULEY, 
J. J. ALTPETER, 

E. P. Barrett, 

Committee. 
The following- are the ordinances: 

AN" ORDINANCE, 

to amend an ordinance, entitled "Junk Dealers 

and Dealers in Second-hand Goods." 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 

Chicago: 

Section l. That section 2 of chapter 24 of 
Laws and Ordinances of 1873, entitled "Junk 
Dealers and Dealers in Second-hand Goods," is 
hereby repealed, and the following shall here- 
after be section 2 thereof. 

section 2. No person or persons shall carry 
on or conduct the business or calling of junk 
dealer or dealer in second-hand goods within 
the city of Chicago without having first obtained 
a license so to do, in accordance with the provi- 
sions of this chapter under penalty of not less 
than fifty dollars nor more than one hundred 
dollars for each and every offense. 

Sec r j on 2. That section 3 of srid ordinance 
is hereby repealed, and the following .mall here- 
after be section 3 thereof. 

Seciion 3. The Mayor is hereby authorized 
to grant a license to junk deaiers or dealers iu 
second-hand goods on the following conditions : 

First. Trie person so applying for such license 
shall, to the satisfaction of tne Mayor, be a per- 
son of good character. 

Second, Persons so applying for a license as 
junk dealer, respectively, shall pav therefor, re- 
spectively, to the collector the sum of twenty- 
seven dollars, and the pers n so applying for a 
license for dealer in -second-hand goods shall 
pay to the Collector therefor the sum of one 
hundred dollars. 

Third, Tne person so applying shall execute a 
bond to the city of Chicago in the sum of three 
hundred dollars conditional that the said appli- 
cant will, in every particular, conform to the re- 
quirements of this chapter, and with the require- 
ments or provisions oi any ordinance hereafter 
to be passed concerning junk dealers and deal- 
ers in second hand goods, as ,the case may be, 
and thereupon the Clerk shall issue a license un- 
der tue corporate seal. signed by the Mayor and 
countersigned by the Clerk. 

Section 4. That the following. shall hereafter 
be section 9 of said ordinance. 

Section 9. It shall be the duty of every per- 
son licensed as dealers hi second-hand goods 
under the provisions of this ordinance to make 
oni and deliver to the Supe intendent of Police 
every day before the hour of twelve a. in., a leg- 
ible and correct copy from ihe book required in 
section 5 hereof, of the minute description re- 
quired by said section, of all personal property 
and goods received or purchased during the pre- 
ceding day, together with the hour when re- 
ceived, the residence and description of the 
person or {persons by whom the such property 
and g ods were delivered or from whom the 
same were purchased or receiv. d. 

it is hereby further provided that the books 
required bv this ordinance to be kept by the said 
junk dealer, or deaiers in second-hand goods 
shall be kepi in the English iangn, 



No personal property, or goods of any kind 
whatever, received or purchased by any such 
dealer in second-hand goods, shall' be sold or 
permitted to be removed from the place of busi- 
ness of such dealer in second-hand goods for tiie 
space of twenty-four hours after the copy and 
statement required to be delivered to the Super- 
intendent shall have been delivered as required 
by this section. 

'Section 5. That the following shall be known 
as section 10 of said ordinance : 

Section 10. IS o person licensed as aforesaid 
shall receive or purchase any personal property 
whatever as dealer in second-hand goods before 
the hour of six a. m., or after the hour of 8 p. m. , 
during the months of January;, February, March, 
April, October, November and December of 
each year. Nor before the hour of five a. m., 
nor after the hour of nine p. m., during the 
months of May, June, July, August and Septem 
ber of each year. Nor shall any person so li- 
censed receive or purchase any personal property 
as such second-hand dealer from any person 
appearing to be intoxicated, nor from any person 
known to be a notorious thief, or to have been 
convicted of larceny or burglary. 

Section 6. The following shall be known as 
section 11 of this ordinance : 

Section 11. All licenses granted by virtue 
of the provisions of this ordinance shall' be sub- 
ject to revocation at the will of the Mayor, but 
it is hereby provided that it shall be the duty of 
the Superintendent of Police to report to the 
Mayor any failure to comply with any of the 
provisions of this ordinance, and it shall there- 
upon be the duty of the Mayor to revoke the 
license of the person so failing to comply there- 
with. Any person violating any provision of 
this ordinance shall, where no other penalty- is. 
imposed by this ordinance, be fined on convic- 
tion in a sum not less than fifteen dollars nor 
more than one hundred dollars. 

AN ORDINANCE 

amending an ordinance entitled "Pawnbrokers." 

Be it ordained, by the City Council of the City of 

Chicago: 

Section l. That section l of chapter 32 of 
laws and ordinances of 1873, entitled " Pawn- 
brokers," is hereby repealed, and hereafter the 
following shall be section 1 thereof : 

Section l. No person or persons shall carry 
on or conduct the business or calling of a pawn- 
broker within the city of Chicago without Having 
first obtained a license so to do under a penalty 
of not less than one hundred dollars nor moie 
than two hundred dol.ars for each offense. 

Section 2. That section 3 of said chapter 
and ordinance is hereby repealed, and hereafter 
the following shall be section 3 thereof. 

Section 3. The Mayor is hereby authorized 
to grant a pawnbrokers license to any person of 
good character who may apply therefor on the 
following conditions. The person so applying 
shall first pay to the Collector a sum of mOuev iii 
proportion to the sum of one hundred and fiftv 
dollars per annum for the time such license shall 
be granted, and shall execute a bond to the Citv 
of Chicago in the sum of five hundred dollars, 
conditioned that the said appli ant will, in every 
particular, conform to the requirements of this 
chapter, and with the requirements or pro- 
visions of any ordinance hereafter to be passed 
concerning pawnbrokers, and thereupon the 
Clerk shah issue a license in due form under the 
corporate seal, si med by the Ma, or and coun- 
tersigned by the Clerk. 

Aid. Dixon presented an ordinance amending 
Chapter 57, Revised Ordinances, concerning 
weights an I measures, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

Aid. Jonas presented an ordinance authorizing 
the commitment Of females under eighteen years 
of age, who may violate city ordinances, to the 



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House of the Good Shepherd, or the Erring 
Woman's Refuge, etc., which was 
Eef erred to Committee on Police. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Turner of the 
Joint Committees oa Streets and Alleys, to 
whom was referred an ordinance concerning the 
paving between horse railway tracks with cob- 
ble stones, submitted a report thereon. 

Aid. Phelps moved that the report be laid 
over and published. 

The i notion prevailed. 

The following is the report : 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 

Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Joint Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
three divisions, to whom was referred an ordin- 
ance concerning the paving between horse rail- 
way tracks with cobble stones, having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave to report 
that your Committee recommend the passage of 
same, and that your Committee would recom- 
mend that Indiana avenue be exempted from 
same, the property owners and railroad company 
having a special agreement as to the kind of 
pavement to be used on that, street. 

Geo. Turner, 

Chairman. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 

of Chicago. 

Section l. Consent and authority is hereby 
given to the Chicago City Railway Company, the 
Chicago West Division Railway Company, the 
North Chicago City Railway Company, and the 
Chicago and Englewood Horse and Dummy 
Railway Company, to pave and keep in repair 
with cobble stone, and where it is deemed prac- 
ticable, in the estimation of the Commissioner 
of Public Works, block stone may be laid outside 
of the outer rails on that portion of the streets 
required to be paved and kept in repair by said 
railway companies ; provided, that the same 
shall be done under the direction and to the 
satisfaction of the Department of Public Works ; 
and provided further, that no cobble stone pave- 
ment shall be laid on any of the streets east of 
the South Branch of the Chicago River, between 
the main river and VanBuren street, without 
the written consent of the owner or agent of the 
property fronting on the street. 

Sec. 2, This ordinance shall take effect and 
be in force from and after its passage. 

Aid. Smyth presented a remonstrance from 

property owners on West Madison street against 
the use of cobble stone pavement, between 
horse railway tracks, which was 
Laid over temporarily. 

Aid. Swift presented a remonstrance from 
property owners on Madison street against the 
use of cobble stone pavement, etc., which Was 

Laid over temporarily. 

Aid. Meier presented a remonstrance from 
property owners on North Clark street against 
tiie use of cobble stone pavement on said street, 
which was 

Laid over temporarily. 

Aid. Cullorton moved that the ordinance con- 
cerning cobble stone pavement and the remon- 
strances, against the same foe, made the special 
order tor the next regular meeting at 8.30 o'clock 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. McCormick presented a remonstrance 
against establishing a bathing house at or near 
the North Division Water Works, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid Lorenz presented a remonstrance against 
the improvement of North Halsted street, be- 
tween West Ohio street and West Chicago ave- 
nue, which was 



Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, W. D. 

Aid. Throop presented an order for the re- 
moval of a house standing in the intersection of 
Canal street and Eighteenth street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES. 
FINANCE. 

The Committee on Finance, to whom was re- 
ferred the petition of Annie Lyman for compen- 
sation for personal injuries, submitted a report 
recommending that it be placed on file. 

Aid. Throop moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
the petition ot the Sisters of Mercy for compen- 
sation for loss of a horse, submitted a report re- 
commending that it be placed on file. 

Aid. Swift and Everett requested that the 
report be deferred for final action unt 1 the next 
regular meeting. 

So ordered. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
the petition of employes at the West Division 
Pumping Works for relief, submitted a report 
recommending that it be placed on file. 

Aid. Rawleiidi moved that the report be re- 
ferred to the Law Department with instructions 
to report in writing as to the liability of the city. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred the 
petition of H. J. Korff for compensation for per- 
sonal injuries, submitted a report recommending 
that it be placed on file. 

Aid. Waldo moved that the report be referred 
to the Law Department for a report in writing 
as to the liability of the city. 

The motion prevailed 

ALSO. 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
the petition of Catherine Webber for compensa- 
tion tor dower interest in certain land, submit- 
ted a report recommending that it be referred to 
the Mayor and Comptroller with power to act. 

Aid. Throop moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
the petition of Chas. Berberick for compensation 
for personal injuries, submitted a report recom- 
mending the passage of an accompanying order 
for the payment of $75 to said Berberick, in full 
of all claims. 

Aids. Dixon and Waldo 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 copy of bids for raising buildings on the ap- 
proaches to the Sangamon street viaduct, sub- 
mitted a report recommending tliat it be placed 
on file. 

Aid. Dixon and Throop 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 directum; the Comptroller to pay the 
claim of Doctor Baxter for compensation for 
services rendered Daniel Fuller, submitted a 
report recommending that it be placed on file 

Aid Cullerton moved that the report be placed 
on hie and the order passed. 



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The motion was lost by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas— Cullerton, McNally, Kiordan, Lawler, 
Purcell, Peevey, Swift, Lorenz, Meyer. (15th 
Ward) Meier, (I6tli Ward) McCaffrey. Jonas— 12. 

Nays— Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, Phelps, Gran- 
nis, McAuley, Altpeter. Smyth, Throop, Kaw- 
leigh, Everett, Waldo, McCormick— 13. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the report be re- 
ferred to the Law Department for an opinion as 
to the liability of the city. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an order to have census taken, submitted a re- 
port recommending that it be placed on file. 

Aid. Lawler 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 refe red 
the petition of Frank Grundeis for compensa- 
tion for damages done to his building on election 
day, submitted a report recommending that ir 
b- placed on file. 

Aid Throop moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO. 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
the petition of Mary Hill lor compensation for 
personal injuries, submitted a report recom- 
mending the passage of an accompanying order. 

Aid. Meier moved to annnd the order by strik- 
ing out seventy-five dollars and inserting one 
hundred and fifty dollars in lieu thereof. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Ye 8— Cullerton, Lawler. Lorenz, Meier, (16th 
Ward)— 4. 

Nans— Dixon, Sanders, Ballard. Phelps, Gran- 
nis. Turner, McAuley, Altpeter, McNally, Pur- 
cell. Smyth, Peevey, Throop. Swift. Rawleigh, 
Everett. Waldo, Meyer, (15th Ward.) McCaffrey 
Jonas, McCormick— 21. 

Aid. Throop moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yea.s--Dixon, Sanders, Phelps, Grat nis, Tur- 
ner, McAuley, Cullerton. McNally. Lawh r, Pur- 
cell, Smyth, Peevey, Throop. Swift, Rawleigh, 
Everett." Lorenz, Waldo. Meyer. (15th Ward) 
Meier, (16th Ward) McCaffrey, Jonas, McCor- 
mick— 24 

Nans— Ballard— 1. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Mayor and Comptroller be, 
and they are, hereby authorized to pay to Mary 
Hill the sum of seventy-five ($75) dollars upon 
the receipt of a good and sufficient receipt from 
her, said amount to be charged to Contingent 
Fund. 

ALSO. 

The same Committee. 1o whom was referred 
a communication concerning proposed site for 
engine-house in vicinity of Ashland avenue and 
Augusta, street, submitted a report recommend- 
ing tlia it he placed on file. 

Aid. Throop moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The si me Committee, to whom was referred 
the petition of W. C. Keeney for sale of city 
property corner Arnold and Thirty third streeis, 
submitted a report recommending that it be 
placed on tile. 

Aid. Throop moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 



The same Committee, to whom was referred 
tile petition of Thomas Burns for compensation 
for loss of horse, submitted a report recommend - 
i igtlie passage of an accompanying order. 



Aid. Throop moved to concur in the report and 
pass the order 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas— Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, Phelps. Gran- 
nis, Turner, McAuley, Cullerton, Altpeter, Mc- 
nallv, Kiordan, Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, 
Throop, Swift, Rawleigh, Everett, Lorenz, Wal- 
do. Meyer. (15th Ward) Meier, (lctli Ward) Mc- 
Caffrey. Jonas, McCormick— 26. 

Nays— None. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Mayor and Comptroller be, 
and thev are, requested to pay Thomas Burns 
one hundred dollars out of any money in the 
Citv Treasury not otherwise appropriated ; and 
be 'it further ordered that the City Attorney be 
directed to commence proceedings against 
James McNulty to recover the above amount if 
possible, and if not, to enter a criminal suit 
.against him for violation of the ordinances of 
the city in digging up the adey without the per- 
mission of the city authorities 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
the bills of experts employed in examining City 
Hall, submitted a report without recommenda- 
tion. 

Aid. Dix n moved that the report be referred 
to the Mayor and Comptroller with power to act. 

Aid. Swift moved to lay the motion on the 
table. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas— Sanders, Turner. McAuley, Lawler. 
Purcell. ^wift. Kawleigh, Everett, Lorenz, Wal- 
do, Meyer, (lSthWard) Meier, (loth Ward) Jonas, 
McCormick— 14. 

IVa {/•■>— Dixon, Ballard, Phelps, Grannis, Cul- 
lerton, Altpeter, McNally, Kiordan, Smyth, 
Peevey. Throop, McCaffrey— 12. 

A Id.' Waldo moved that the report be referred 
to the Joint Committees on Finance and Public 
Buildings. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
the petition of S. A. West & Co. for compensa- 
tion for damages to horses, submitted a report 
recommending that it be placed on file. 

Aid. Throop moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Phelps, of the 
Committee on Public Buildings, to whom was 
referred the report of the Committee of Experts 
appointed to examine the City Hall, submitted a 
report thereon. 

Aid. Kiordan, of the same Committee, sub- 
mitted a minority report thereon. 

Aid Cullerton "moved that the reports be pub- 
lished and made the special order for the next 
regular meeting at 9 o'clock p. m 

Aid. Lawler moved that they be made the 
special order for Wednesday evening at 8 
o'clock. 

The question then being on the motion of Aid 
Cullerton, it was agreed to- by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Yeas -Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, Turner, McAu- 
ley, Cullerton, Altpeter, McNally, Purcell, 
Smyth, Peevey, Kawleigh, Everett, McCaffrey, 
Jonas— 15 

Nays- Phelps, Grannis, Kiordan, Lawler, 
Throop, Swift, Lorenz. Waldo, Meyer, (15th 
Ward) Meier, (16th Ward) McCormick— 11. 

The following is the report of the Committee : 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chi- 
cago, in Council Assembled : 

Your Committee on Buildings, to whom was 
assigned th duty of examining into the charges 
made bv various parties against the materials, 
and the manner in which the City Hall has been, 
and is now, being constructed, having had the 
same under advisement, respectfully report. 



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That we first met with the experts appointed 
b.y the Mayor, and arranged with them to go 
and make a thorough examination of the 
building, the report of which was received and 
published. 

On tb ■ examination of said r-eport.we found that 
it contained such extraordinary declarations and 
charges, in reference to the plans, and the par- 
ties who bid for the work, the material used, 
and the manner in which the work was being 
dune, that your Committee, in order to arrive as 
near as possible at all the facts in the case, con- 
cluded to notify a numberof builders, architects, 
and the parties who bid for the stone, brick and 
iron work, ac the time of letting the contract for 
such work, to appear before your Committee, 
and give such evidence in this cas ' as might be 
required of them. The hearing of this kind of 
evidence continued several days, and has been 
carefully preserved by us, and is now in the 
hands of the short-hand reporter, who is now 
able to give you, if desired, the results of this 
investigation. 

There was no evidence before your Committee 
to justify the report that there were two sets of 
plans, or any unfairness or partiality shown, one 
person over another, in bidding for the work, 
and the experts were doubtless led into an error, 
as well as some others, in this matter, by parties 
more than anxious that a false report should be 
made to the injury of the stone contractors. 

The stopping aiid patching of the stone work 
is as well as can be done, and there is no more of 
it done than is usual, in such large structures, 
and hundreds of such defects are m the govern- 
ment building, as was testified to by one of the 
experts. Nearly all the witnesses testified that 
the stone work of the City Hall is equal if not 
superior to any thing in this city, the Govern- 
ment Building possibly excepted. As to the 
short iron anchors, it was a change authorized 
by the architect and a compromise with the 
builders. 

The long anchors were left out of the estimates 
on account of the ambiguity between the plans, 
specifications and contract, etc., and there were 
many who testified that it was useless to put 
them in. 

The most conflicting testimony was in relation 
to tlie construction of the small piers in front 
and rear of the building, some recommending 
that they remain as they are, while others rec- 
ommended their taking down. A similar am- 
biguity existed here in reference to bond stone 
in said piers, as existed in reference to the long 
anchors. 

Your Committee would, therefore, recommend 
that the work on said City Hall, so far as it has 
progressed be accepted (with what imperfections 
there may be, if any) but hereafter a Superin- 
tendent be employed who is qualified to take 
charge of said building, and who will compel 
the contractors to carry out their contract in 
every particular. 

.Respectfully submitted, 
O. B. Phelps. 
A. G. Throop, 
John MoCaferey, 
A. Grannis, 

committee. 

To the Hon. the Mayor and Aldermen in City 

Council assembled- 

Gentlemen :--As a member of your Commit- 
tee on Public. Buildings, to whom was referred 
for investigation a communication from citizens 
containing certain charges against the material 
and the manner in which the construction of the 
new City Hall was carried out by the contractors, 
having had the same under advisement, I here- 
with respectfully present the following minority 
report : 

For the purpose of assisting your Committee, 
his Honor the Mayor was instructed to appoint 
a committee of five experts, to consist of three 
architects and two builders. This Committee 
of experts was accordingly appointed, and com- 



posed of men whose professional and personal 
integrity was beyond reproach, and in whose 
opinions, f unded upon a careful survey of the 
budding, the citizens of Chicago might have im- 
plicit confidence. 

These gentlemen, after a very close and care- 
ful scrutiny of the structure for the purpose of 
arriving at a knowledge of the truth or falsity of 
the charges which they were called upon to' in- 
vestigate, presented their report to your com- 
mittee, substantiating, in manv respects, the 
charge of the citizens above referred to. This 
experts' report, then being a verdict of guilty 
upon many of the counts of the citizens' indict • 
meat of the contractors, and being of a very ex- 
traordinary and serious nature, your Committee 
determined, before submitting a report to the 
City Council, to call before them a number of 
architects and builders, who estimated upon the 
work, and who were supposed to have an inti- 
mate personal knowledge of the plans and of the 
construction of the building, that your Commit- 
tee might, from their testimony, gain some 
knowledge which would aid them'in arriving at 
an estimate of the correctness of the experts' 
report. 

I will here refer only to the main points in the 
accusations against the contractors and certain 
officers of the late municipal administration, 
which were embodied in the primary awd sup- 
plementary report of the , experts, as well as m 
the report of Mr. Kirkland, upon the construc- 
tion of the building. Said reports substantially 
set forth : 

Fiist: That the small piers in the building 
were insufficient to support the superincumbent 
load which they would be called upon to bear, 
owing to the absence of bond-stones which the 
contractors for the stone-work left out, and 
which are very clearly snown and called for by 
the plans and sectional drawings according to 
which the building is being or ought to be con- 
structed. 

In this connection it would seem, from the evi- 
dence of the stone contractors, that they claim 
that there is some ambiguity about the contract 
and plans which relieve tliem of the responsi- 
bility of setting and furnishing the bond-stones 
in question, and saddles that responsibility upou 
the brick contractor. After carefully and con- 
scientiously examining the plans and contract 
above referred to, I cannot agree with the other 
members of your Committee that there is any 
ambiguity whatever concerning the furnishing 
and getting of the missing bond-stones in the 
small piers. The contract very plainly states 
that the building is to be erected according to 
tne plans and specifications. The plans being a 
part of the specifications, and without which the 
latter ought not to be construed, should have 
been followed, and the bond-stones furnished 
and set by the stone-contractors in the same 
manner as the other stones in the said piers. 

Second: It is unanimously claimed by the ex- 
perts, and by Supt. Kirkland, that the large 
piers being constructed hollow in the wall front- 
ing on Washington, LaSalle and Kandolph 
streets, instead of solid, as originally planned 
will cause an unequal settlement of 'the founda- 
tion, and in their opinion is a fault in construc- 
tion which ought to be remedied by filling up the 
hollow space before proceeding further with the 
work. I am sorry to say that the testimony be- 
fore your Committee has been conflicting upon 
the question of the necessity of filling up these 
hollow piers. When so many well-known and 
experienced architects and builders disagree I 
think I might hazard the opinion, as a layman 
that it would be wise to err upon the side of 
safety by filling the spaces and making the piers 
solid as originally, and perhaps wisely, intended. 

Third : There is an alleged accusation or as- 
sertion of the Expert Committee that there were 
two sets of plans presented to the contracting 
public to estimate from, differing materially in 
cost, thereby evidencing a disposition on' the 
part of some persons in power to give certain 



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contractors an undue advantage over others in 
competing for the work After listening closely 
to tlie evidence brought out before your Commit- 
tee upon the subject of this alleged favoritism 
springing from the use of two sets of plans, I am 
clearly of the opinion that the Expert Commit- 
tee erred if they intended to represent that such 
is the case I may here say, however, that L 
have been informed by more than one member 
of said Expert Committee that in speaking of the 
iavo sets of plans they meant to say that the 
building is now being constructed from a very 
different and cheaper set of plans than those 
upon which the estimates were made. I am 
bound to say that the testimony given before 
your Committee clearly shows this to be the fact 
Another statement made by the Committee of 
Experts with reference to the plans, that no full 
sized details of the stonework were exhibited to 
the contractors bidding upon the work, and that 
such full-sized details now being worked from, 
are seriously wanting in many of those features 
which were shown on the scale plans and sec- 
tions shown to the contractors while estimating. 
This is manifestly an injustice, and has been 
fully borne out by the testimony before your 
Committee. 

Much has been said about defective, patched, 
and cracked stones. That there are such stones 
in the City-Hall nobody seems to deny. 

Concerning the anchors, there seems to be but 
one opinion, and that is, that they have not been 
placed as called for in the contract and mention- 
ed in the specifications. 

Altogether, it occurs to me that the contractors 
have followed the plans or not, just as it suited 
them best, and, inasmuch as the City Council 
has by its terms of the contract delegated to the 
Mayor and the Commissioner of Public Works 
full control over the erection of the City Hall, I 
would therefore recommend that all the evidence 
brought out before your Committee, together 
with the reports of the experts and of Supt. 



Kirkland, be referred to the Mayor and Com- 
missioner of Public Works, requesting them to 
take such action as they may find necessary to 
remedy the defects which may be found in the 
building now, and also that they would compel 
a eloser adherence to the plans and specifica- 
tions in future 

.Respectfully submitted, 
John Riordan, 

Alderman Seventh Ward. 

Aid. Rawleigh moved that the rules be sus- 
pended for the purpose of permitting him to 
introduce an ordinance. 

The motion was lost by yeas and navs as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas— Dixon, Ballard, Phelps, Grannis, Culler- 
ton, Lawler, Throop, Rawleigh, Waldo, McCor- 
mick— 10. 

Nays— Sanders, Turner, McAuley, Altpeter, 
McNally, Riordan, Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, Swift, 
Everett, Lorenz, Meyer, (15th Ward) Meier, (16th 
Ward) McCaffrey, Jonas— 16. 

ADJOURNMENT. 

Aid. Everett moved that the Council do now 
adjourn. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Feos--Dixon, Ballard, Phelps. Grannis, Mc- 
Auley, Smyth, Peevey, Throop, Swift, Everert, 
Lorenz, Meyer, (15th Ward) Meier. (16th Ward) 
McCormick- 14. 

Nays— Sanders, Turner, Cullerton, Altpeter, 
McNally, Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, Rawleigh, 
Waldo, McCaffrey, Jonas— 12. 

And the Council stood adjourned. 

P. J. HOWARD, 

City Clerk. 



Sept, i,) 



161 



[1879. 



CITY COUNCIL 



REGULAR MEETING. 



SIEIPTZEIMIIBIEIR, 1, 1879 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 

Present— Aid. Dixon, Sanders, Phelps, Grannis, 
Turner, McAuley, Cullerton, Altpeter, Riordan, 
Lawler, Pureell, Smyth, Peevey, Eiszner, Mc- 
Nurney, IThroop, Swift, Rawleigh, Everett, 
Thompson, Stauber, Lorenz, Waldo, Meyer,(15Lh 
Ward) Meier, (16th Ward) McCaffrey, 'Barrett, 
Jonas. McCormick. 

Absent— Aid. Ballard, Clark, Mallory, McNally, 
Knopf, Wetterer, and His Honor the Mayor. 

Aid. Dixon in the chair. 

MINUTES. 

Aid. Throop moved that the minutes of the 
regular meeting held Aug. 25th, 1879, be approved 
without being read 

The motion prevailed. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Phelps presented 
the petition of M. W. Ferguson and J. E. Gard- 
ner for lease of portion of lake front, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Wharves and 
Public Grounds. 

By unanimous consent, Aid Lawler presented 
a resolution directing the Commissioner of 
Public Works to advance the wages of certain 
laborers. 

Aid. Rawleigh moved to refer the resolution 
to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Lawler moved that it be referred to the 
Committee on Judiciary 

The question beinu; on the motion to refer to 
the Committee on Finance, it was agreed to by 
yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas- Dixon, Phelps, Grannis, Cullerton. Alt- 
peter, Rio; dan, Pureell, Smyth. Peevey, Swift, 
Rawleigh, Everett, Thompson, Stauber,' Lorenz, 
Waldo, Meyer, (15th Ward) Meier, (16th Ward) 
McCaffrey, Barrett. Jonas— 21 

Nays Sanders, Turner, McAuley, Lawler. Mc- 
Nurney, Throop,— 6. 



By unanimous consent, Aid. Cullerton pre- 
sented an ordinance amending Section 8, of 
Chapter 8, Rev. Ord., entitled "Concealed Wea- 
pons," and moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Feas--Dixon, Sanders, Phelps, Grannis, Mc- 
Auley, Cullerton, Altpeter. Riordan, Lawler, Pur- 
eell, Smyth, Peevey, McNurney, Throop, Swift 
Rawleigh, Everett, Thomp on, Stauber, Lorenz, 
Waldo. Meyer, (15th Ward) Meier, (16th Ward) 
McCaffrey, Barrett, Jonas,— 2t5. 

Nays— None, 

The following is the ordinance as passed : 
Be it ordained, by the City Council of the City of 

Chicago: 

Section l. That section 8, of chapter 8, of 
Laws and Ordinances of 1873, entitled "'Con- 
cealed vVeapons," be and the same is hereby 
repealed, and hereafter the following shall be 
section 8 thereof : 

Section 8. Any person who shall be adjudg- 
ed to have violated any of the provisions of 
section l of this chapter shall pay a fine of not 
less than one hundred dollars nor more than two 
hundred dollars for each offense or be imprisoned 
in the House of Correction for a term not exceed- 
ing six months or both, in the discretion of the 
Magistrate or Court before whom such convic- 
tion shall be had. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Barrett presented 
the petition of Peter Conlan and others praying 
that permission be given Owen Sullivan to raise 
the building No. 79 Ontario street, which w r as 

Referred to the Committee on Public Build- 
ings. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Peevey presented 
a remonstrance against permitting horse railway 
companies to pave with cobble stones, which 
was 

Laid over tertiporarily. 



Sgpt. 1.] 



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[1879 



Aid. Everett presented a remonstrance against 
permitting horse railway companies to pave 
with cobble stones, which was 

Laid over temporarily. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Kawleigh of the 
Joint Committee on Railroads and Judiciary , to 
whom was referred an ordinance concerning the 
Chicago and Western Indiana Railroad Com- 
pany, submitted a report recommending its pas- 
sage . 

Aids. Meier, Altneter and McAuley of the 
same Committees, submitted a report recom- 
mending that the ordinance do not puss. 

Aid. Lawler moved that the reports be laid 
over and published. 

The notion prevailed. 

The following are the reports : 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 

Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Joint Committee on Railroads and Judi- 
ciary, to whom was referred an ordinance con- 
cerning Chicago and Western Indiana Railway 
Company, having had the same under advise- 
ment, beg leave to report and recommend the 
passage of the same. 

J. T. KAWLEIGH, 
JOHN M SMYTH. 

E. P. Barrett. 
Geo. B. Swift, 

E..F. CtTLLERTON- 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 

Chicago : 

Section 1. That permission and authority be 
and the same is hereby given and granted to 
the Chicago and Western Indiana Railroad 
Company to lay down, maintain and operate a 
railroad with one or more tracks and such 
switches, sidings and turn-outs as may be neces- 
sary, along and upon the following route in the 
City of Chicago, to -wit ; Commencing at i lie 
southern boundary line of the City of Chicago, 
at some point within one hundred leet of the 
west line of Stewart avenue, and thence north- 
wardly over such lots, lands and properly as the 
said company now owns, or hereafter may 
acquire by lease, purchase, condemnation or 
otherwise, parallel to said Stewart avenue to the 
intersection of Grove street and said Stewart 
avenue, and thence over aim upon such lots, 
lands and property as the said company now 
owns, or hereafter may acquire by lease, p r- 
chase, condemnation or otherwise, unto such 
terminus as it may establish between the east 
bank of the South Branch of Chicago River and 
the west side of State street, and between Six- 
teenth street and the south line of VanBuren 
street in said city. 

Sec. 2. The said railroad company may 
cross any and all intervening streets, alleys and 
railroad tracks upon, or along the line of the said 
route ;:s designated, in the first section, said com- 
pany to be subject, at all times, to the direction 
of the Department of Public Works or other prop- 
er department or officer of said City, in the con- 
si ruction of its said tracks, in making the cross- 
ings or connections with other roads, and the 
keening in repair of so much of said streets, 
arid crossings sis may be occupied by said Rail- 
road Company, with its tracks, switches and 
turnouts. ' 

Sec 3. The said railroad company may and 
it is hereby authorized to 1 y down, maintain 
and operate one or more railroad tracks, with 
such turnouts, side tracks and switches, as it 
shall deem necessary, over and across any?,land 
which it may acquire upon the line of said route 
by lease, purchase, condemnation or otherwise, 
and" the said railroad company may use and op- 
erate the railroad tracks hereby authorized to be 
laid, Willi locomotive engines and cars, subject to 
all ordinances f the City of Chicago, applicable 
to railroads which are now or hereafter may be 
enforced. . n ,■'■•'■ 

Sec. 4. The permission, authority, and privi- 
leges herebv granted are upon the express condi- 
tion, that the said railroad company shall erect 



and maintain viaducts over any of its said tracks, 
or any street or streets of said city, which may 
be crossed by its said tracks where, and as the 
said City Council may, from time to time, require, 
and under the supervision of the Department of 
Public Works or other proper department or 
officer of said City, and erect and construct the 
approaches to ail such viaducts with proper 
areas on either side of said approaches. Pro- 
vided, however, that where any such viaduct 
cannot be built at any such street crossing with- 
out the same be built over the track or tracks of 
some other railroad company or companies, then 
the sain Chicago and Western Indiana Railroad 
Company shall only be obliged to join with such 
other last mentioned railroad company or com- 
panies, in the construction and maintenance of 
such viaduct, and to pay their fair proportion of 
the cost of such viaduct or viaducts, and if such 
other railroad company or companies shall not 
join in the erection of any such viaduct, then 
when the proportion of such other company or 
companies shall be otherwise provided, the said 
Chicago and Western Indiana Railroad Company 
shall pay its fair proportion of the cost of any 
such viaduct. 

Sec. 5. The said railroad company shall be 
subject to ail general laws and ordinances of the 
City of Chicago in relation to railroads which 
are now or may hereafter be in force. 

Sec 6. The permission and authority hereby 
granted are upon the lurther expressed condi- 
tion, that the said railroad company shall, and 
will forever, indemnify and save harmless the 
City of Chicago against and from, auy and all 
damages, judgments, decrees and costs and ex- 
penses of the same, which it may suffer or which 
may be recovered or obtained against said city, 
for or by reason of the granting of such privileges 
and authority, or for or by reason of, or growing 
out of, or resulting from, the passage of thisoidl- 
nance or any matter or thing connected there- 
with, or wittijthe exercise by said company of the 
privileges hereby granted, or from any actor acts 
of the said company, under or by virtue of, the 
provisions of this ordinance. 

Sec. 7. The permission and authority herein 
granted are upon the further expressed condi- 
tion, to-wit : That said railway company shall 
permit any corporation, person or persons, duly 
authorized by ordinance of said city, to construct 
side tracks to intersect any track or tracks of 
said railroad company, within the limits of said 
city, for the purpose of conveying property to 
and from such railroad to any warehouse, lum- 
ber vard, coal yard, or any manufactory situated 
within one thousand feet of said railroad, and 
noon reasonable compensation being made 
therefor shall, at all times, permit the owners 
or lessees of anv such side-track, or the c insigu- 
ees of any property, to take the cars cont lining 
such property to him or them consigned, to any 
such warehouse, lumber yard, coal yard, or man- 
ufactory, situated upon any such side-track, 
provided, however, that any cats so taken shall 
be returned without any unnecessary delay, and 
that any such owner, lessee, or person conduct- 
ing or carrying on any such warehouse, lumber 
yard, coal yard, or manufactory, shall be entitled 
to have any property taken from any such ware- 
house, lumber yard, coal yard, or manufactory, 
over any such side-track to and upon the tracks 
of said railroad, under the directions and regu- 
lations of said railroad company without un- 
reasonable delay. .. , 

Sec. 8. The privilege and authority hereby 
granted are so granted upon the further express 
condition, that the tracks authorized by this 
ordinance shall be laid down and constructed 
within one year from the passage of this ordi- 
nance knd if not so constructed and in operation, 
all the rights and privileges granted by this or- 
dinance to such company shall cease and be null 

Sec. V This ordinance shall be in force from 
and after its passage. 



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The following is the minority report • 
Your Committees on Judiciary and Kaihoads, 
to whom was referred an ordinance giving per- 
mission to the Chicago and Western Indiana 
Kailroad Company to lay down a track on the 
west line o£ Stewart avenue, having had tne 
same under advisement, heg leave to make a 
minority reoort. and recommend that said ordi- 
nance he placed on file, for tne following rea- 
sons : That the prop-rty in the vicinity of said 
Stewart avenue will be depreciated'to a consid- 
erable extent, and in the opinion of a minorny 
of your Committee the said Chicago and West- 
ern Indiana Kailroad Company is not willing nor 
in a position to compensate the people for dam- 
ages caused by the operation of a railroad. 
'. C. Meiek. 

J, J. Altpetrr, 

M. MCAULEY. 

Aid. Kawleigh moved that the ordinance con- 
cerning the Chicago and Western Indiana Kail- 
road Company, be made the special order for tiie 
next regular meeting at b.30 o'clock p. m. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and na.>s as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas— Sanders, Phelps, Grannis, Cnllerton, 
Altpet-r, Kiordan, Lawler, Pureed, Smyth, Mc- 
Nurney, Throop, Swift. Kawleigh, Everett, 
Thompson, Stauber. Lorenz, Waldo. Meyer, (15th 
Ward) Meier, (16th Ward) McCaffrey,* Barrett, 
Jonas— 23. 

Nays— Dixon, Turner, McAuley,— 3. 

Aid. Altpeter presented a remonstrance against 
permitting horse railway companies to pave 
witli cobble stone, which was 

Laid over temporarily. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Turner of the 
Committee on Streets and Alleys, S. I)., to whom 
was referred an order authorizing N. DeGolyer 
to pave Jaekson street, irom State street' to 
Clark street, by private contract, submitted a re- 
port recommending its passage. 

Aid. Turner moved to coucur in the report and 
pass the order. 

The motion prevailed Dy yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Fea*— Dixon, Sanders, Phelps. Grannis, Tur- 
ner, McAuley.Altpeter, Riordan, Lawler, Pureed, 
Smyth, Peevey, Eiszner, McNurney, Throop, 
Swift. Kawleigh, Everett, Thompson, Stauber, 
Lorenz, Waldo, Meyer. (15th Ward) Meier, (16th 
Ward) McCaffrey, Barrett, Jonas,--27. 

Nays— Cnllerton,— 1. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Whereas, more than three-fourths of the 
owners of property on Jackson street, between 
State street and Clark street, have signed a con- 
tract to fill, grade and pave said Jackson street 
with cedar blocks, seven inches long, resting on 
two inch plank, with spaces filled with lake 
shore gravel and composition, therefore be it 
and it is hereby 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works issue a permit to N. DeGolyer & Co. to do 
said work contracted for in accordance with 
rud contract, and the ■ ommissioner is hereby 
authorized to let the city's portion of said work, 
between said termini, to the said N. DeGolyer 
& Co. at a price not to exceed that paid by the 
property owners, and it is further 

Ordered, That the Department of PublicWorks 
prepare and report to this Council a proper ordi- 
nance for the making of said improv. ment in 
front of such lots between said points not in- 
cluded in said contract, provided that the cost 
and expenses of the same shall be paid for by 
special assessment, and the Commissioner is 
authorized to let the last mentioned work to the 
s -id X. DeGolyer & Co. at the price agreed in 
s;iid contract as aforesaid, to be paid for when 
the assessment levied for that purpose shall 
have been collected. 

Said contractor t ■ pay all costs of engineering 
ami inspecting. 



By unanimous consent, Aid. Phelps of the 
Committee on Public Buildings, submitted a re- 
port in relation to the use of granite columns in 
the City Hall. 

Aid. Lawler moved that the report be placed 
on file. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 
Yeas— Dixon, Lawler, Eiszner— 3. 
iVaiyy— Sanders, Phelps, Grannis, Turner, Mc- 
Auley, Cullerton, Altpeter, Kiordan, Purcell, 
Smyth, Peevey, McNurnev, Throop, Swift, Kaw- 
leigh, Everett, Thompson, Stauber, Lorenz, 
Waldo, Meyer, (15th Ward) Meier, (16th Ward) 
McCaffrey Barrett, Jonas, McCormick— 26. 

Aid. Lawler and McNurney requested that the 
report be deferred for final action until the next 
regular meeting. 
So ordered. 

Aid. Lawler moved that the report be pub- 
lished, 
The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the report 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— Dixon, Sanders, Phelps, Grannis, Tur- 
ner, McAuley, Cullerton, Altpeter, Kiordan, 
Pureed, Smyth, Peevey, McNurh'ey, Throop, 
Swift, Kawleigh, Everett, Thompson, Stauber, 
Lorenz. Waldo, Mevei, (15th Ward) Meier, (16th 
Ward) McCaffrey, Barrett, Jonas - 26. 
Na&s— Lawler, Eiszner— 2. 
The following is the report : 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chi- 
cago, in City Council assembled: 
Your Committee on Buildings, to whom was 
referred the proposition of Thomiinson & Keed, 
contractors for the cut stone work on the City 
Hall building, to substitute granite for blue Bed- 
ford stone for the columns and pilasters of the 
said City Hall, a d make the same conform as 
near as may be to those in the County building, 
for the sum of $108,500, having had the same 
under advisement, would report : That your 
Committee not being fully advised with re.i&r- 
ence to the matter visited the quai lies at bed- 
ford, Ind., from whence the stone is to be taken 
for said City Hall, as originally designed, and 
after thorough inspection of the quarries found 
that the blue Bedford stone necessary to con- 
struct the columns and pilast rs could not be 
obtained in sufficient quantity and of sufficient 
magnitude, with uniform color and appearance. 
Inasmuch as the columns will be exposed to 
view on all sides.it is especially desirable that 
there should be a uniformity in color and ap- 
pearance of the material used for their con- 
struction, which is not found in any of the stone 
in the quarries near Bedford, While there can 
be found in those quarries stone good enough 
for ordinary building purposes, yet tiie stone'of 
sufficient magnitude to construct the coiums and 
pilasters cannot be found free from serious de- 
fects, such as want of uniformity in color, per- 
forations and quarry seams. 

Your Committee believe that in course of time 
and by exposure there will not be any material 
difference in tiie appearance upon the surface 
of tne stone in the Court House and City Hall 
buildings. Thomiinson <& Keed's proposition- is 
to furnish granite from the same quarry tn at 
supplied the columns and pilasters ot the Court 
House. By so doing the appearance of the 
buildings will be rendered almost, if not quite, 
uniform, as was contemplated by the contract 
between the city and county made in 1872 with 
reference to the erection of these buildings. 
The use of such grauite columns and pilasters 
will obviate all objections as to want of uniform- 
ity of appearance in the buildings, and we be- 
lieve will meet with public approbation. 

Your Committee also believe that the adop- 
tion of any other material, of which we have 
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this time, owing to the advanced stage of the 
huilding, and in view of the fact, that the pilas- 
ters will he wanted within the next sixty days 
and if not furnished within that time, will caurse 
a serious and expensive delay in the work. 

Your Committee, therefore, recommend that 
the proposition of Thomlinson & Reed to sub- 
mit Fox Island, or some other granite of same 
color and quality for the main columns and pi- 
lasters for the new City Hall, in place of hlue 
Bedford stone he accepted, and that the De- 
partment of Public "Works be instructed to con- 
tract with them for the same, at a price not 
greater than that by them proposed. 
Respectfully submitted, 
O. B. Phelps. 
A- G. Throop, 
John McCaffrey, 
John Riordan, 
A. Grannis, 
Committee on Public Buildings. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Throop presented 
a remonstrance against permitting horse rail- 
way companies to pave with cobble-stones, 
which was 

Laid over temporarily. 

Aid. Phelps presented a remonstrance against 
permitting horse railway companies to pave with 
cobble-stones, which was 

Laid over temporarily. 

Aid. Dixon presented a remonstrance against 
permitting horse railway companies to pave 
with cobble-stones, which was 

Laid over temporarily. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Jonas, of the 
Committee on Police, to whom was referred the 
bond of Wm. Meyer as Clerk of the North Di- 
vision Police Court, submitted a report recom- 
mending that it be approved. 

Aid. Jonas moved to concur in the report and 
approve the bond. 

The motion prevailed. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Swift presented a 
communication from the Sealer of Weights and 
Measures covering an ordinance changing cer- 
tain fees allowed him, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Markets. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Altpeter pre- 
sented a petition for sidewalk on Western ave- 
nue, from Nineteenth street to the C. B. & Q. R. 
R., which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, W. D. 

Aid. Eiszner presented a remonstrance against 
permitting horse railway companies to pave 
with cobble-stones, which was 

Laid over temporarily. 

Aid. Jonas presented a remonstrance against 
permitting horse railway companies to pave 
with cobble stones, which was 

Laid over temporarily. 

By unanimous consens, Aid. Throop presented 
the bill of Lee & Abbott for reporting City Hall 
investigation, which was 

Referred to the Joint Committee on Finance 
and Public Buildings. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Stauber presented 
a petition for water pipe on North Wood Street, 
from Waubansia avenue to Clybourue place, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Fire and Water, 

REPORTS OF CITY OFFICERS. 

The Clerk presented a communication from 
His Honor the Mayor covering names of persons 



pardoned from the House of Correction during 
the week ending August 30, 1879, which was 
Placed on file. 

The City Clerk presented a letter received by 
him from J. Ward Ellis, stating that he would be 
unable to serve as Judge of Election at the 
special election for Alderman from the First 
Ward, which was 

Placed on file. 

The Commissioner of Public Works presented 
a report and ordinance for filling West Harrison 
street, from Campbell avenue to Cicero court, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, W. D. 

The Clerk presented the report of the Com- 
missioners to make estimate for sidewalk on 
both sides of Paulina street, from West Harrison 
street to West Chicago avenue. 

Aid. Everett 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 esti- 
mate for sidewalk on both sides of Curtis street, 
from West ^Washington street to West Erie 

Aid. Swift 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 Cottage Grove 
avenue, from Twenty-ninth street to Egan ave- 
nue. 

Aid Grannis 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 seven lamp posts on >iorth Halsted 
street, from Belden avenue to Fullerton avenue. 

Aid. Meyer 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 six inch drains on Prairie avenue, from 
Thirty-first street to Thirtv -third street. 

Aid Grannis 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 four lamp posts on California avenue, 
from West Madison street to West Monroe street 

Aid. Everett moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order tnereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make 
estimate for eight lamp posts on West Monroe 
street, from California avenue to Barry Point 
road. 

Aid. Rawleigh moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Citv Comptroller presented a communica- 
tion covering an order authorizing the sale of 
lots one to seven in block 19, C. T. Sub., S. E. %, 
Spc. 21, 39, 14, being the old City Hospital pro- 
perty. 



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Aid. Cullerton moved that the communication 
lie referred to the_Committee on Finance with 
power to act. 

Tlie motion was lost by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas-- Dixon, Sanders, Grannis, Cullerton, 
Rior an, Swift, Rawleigh, Eveiett, Thompson, 
Waldo, McCormick— 11. 

iVai/s— Phelps, Turner, McAuley, Altpeter, 
Lawler, Purcell, -Smyth, Peevey, Eiszner, Mc- 
Nurnev, ThrooD, Stauber, Lorenz, Meyer (15th 
Ward)' Meier, (16th Ward) McCaffrey, Barrett, 
Jonas— 18. 

Aid. Lawler moved to refer the communica- 
tion to the Committee on Finance. 

The motion prevailed. 

SPECIAL ORDER. 

The Chair directed that the special order, the 
report and ordinance authorizing horse railway 
companies to pave with cobble stones, be now 
taken up. 

Aid. Turner moved that the whole subject 
matter be placed on file. 

Aid. Cullerton moved to amend the motion by 
adding thereto " That the Department of Public 
Works be, and is hereby, directed to forthwith 
cause all cobble stones now laid between the 
tracks of all horse railroad companies to be re- 
moved. 

Aid. Cullerton called for the previous question 
and the call was sustained. 

Aid. Throop called for a division of the ques- 
tion. 

The question being on placing the report and 
ordinance on file, it was lost by yeas and nays 
as follows : 

Yeas— Dixon, Sanders, Turner,McAuley, Rior- 
dan, Purcell, McNurney, Thompson, Meyer, (15th 
Ward) Meier, (16th Ward) McCaffrey, Barrett, 
Jonas. — 13. 

Nays— Phelps, Grannis, Cullerton, Altpeter, 
Lawler, Smyth, Peevey, Eiszner, J hroop, Swift, 
Kawleigh, Everett. Stauber, Lorenz, Waldo, 
Wetterer, McCormick— 17. 

The Chair, (Aid. Dixon,) directed that the next 
question in order would be on concurring in the 
report and passing the ordinance. 

Aid. OuHertoH raised ihe point of order that 
the next question in order was on his amendment. 

The Chair decided the point of order not well 
taken. 

Aid. Cullerton appealed from the decision of 
the Chair. 

The question being " Shall the decision of the 
Chair stand as the judgment of the Council," the 
veas and nays were called and the Council re- 
fused to sustain the Chair by the following vote : 

Fecw— Sandei s, Altpeter, Lawler, Eiszner, Mc- 
Nurney.'Rawleigh, Thompson, Stauber, Lorenz, 
Waldo, Meyer, (15th Ward,) Meier, (16th Ward) 
Jonas,— 14. 

Nays— Phelps. Grannis, Turner, McAuley 
Cullerton, Riordan, Purcell, Smyth Peevey, 
Throop, Swift, Everett, McCaffrey, Barrett, 
McCormick— 15 

The question then being on the amendment of 
Aid. Cullerton, it was lost by yeas and nays as 
lollows: 

Yeas— Dixon, Cullerton. Altpeter, Lawler, 
Smyth. Peevey, Stauber, Lorenz, Meier, (16th 
Ward) Barrett— 10. 

Nays— Sanders, Phelps, Grannis, Turner, Mc- 
Auley, Riordan, Purcell, Eiszner, McNurney, 
Throop, Swift, Rawleigh, Everett. Thompson, 
Waldo, Meyer, (15th Ward,) McCaffrey, Jonas, 
McCormick— 19. 

The Chair ruled that the next question in 
order was on concurring in the report and pass- 
ing the ordinance. 

Aid. Cullerton raised the point of order that 
no such motion had been made, and consequent- ' 
ly could not be put to'the Council. 

The Chair decided the poini of order not well 

Aid. Cullerton appealed from the decision of 
the Chair. 



The question then being V Shall the decision of 
the Chair stand as the judgment of the Council?" 
The yeas and nays were taken, and the Council 
refused to sustain the Chair by the following 
vote : 

Yeas— Lawler, Peevey, Eiszner. McNurney, 
Rawleigh, Thompson, McCormick— 1. 

Nays— Sanders, Phelps, Grannis, Turner, Mc- 
Auley, Cullerton, Altpeter, Riordan, Purcell, 
Smyth, Throop, Swift. Eveiett, Stauber. Lorenz, 
Waldo, Meyer, (15th Ward) Meier, (16th Ward) 
McCaffrey, Barrett, Jonas— 21. 

Aid. Waldo moved that the report and ordi- 
nance be recommitted. 

Aid. Lawler moved to lay the motion of Aid. 
Waldo on the table, which was agreed to by yeas 
and nays as follows : 

Feas--Dixon, Sanders, Phelps, Grannis, Alt- 
peter, Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, Eiszner, 
Throop, Swift, Rawleigh, Everett, Stauber, Lo- 
renz, Meier, (16th Ward) Barrett, .Jonas— 19. 

Nays— Turner, McAuley, Riordan, McNurney, 
Thompson, Waldo, Meyer, (15th Ward) McCaf- 
frey, McCormick— 9. 

Aid Lawler moved to concur in the report 
and pass the ordinance. 

Aid. Lawler called for the previous question 
and the call was sustained, by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas— Dixon, Sanders, Phelps. Grannis, Tur- 
ner, McAuley, Altpeter, Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, 
Peevev, Eiszner, Throop, Rawleigh, Stauber. Lo- 
renz, Meyer, ,(15th Ward) Meier, (16th Ward) 
Barrett, Jonas— 20. 

Nays— Cullerton, Riordan, McNurney, Swift, 
Everett, Thompson, Waldo, McCaffrey, McCor- 
mick— 9. 

The question then being on concurring in the 
report and passing the ordinance it was lost by 
yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Turner, McAuley, Riordan, McNurney, 
Waldo, Meyer, (15th Ward,McCormick— 7. 

Nays— Dixon, Sanders, Phelps, Grannis, Cul- 
lerton, Altpeter, Lawler, Purcell. Smyth, Peevey. 
Eiszner, Throop, Swift, Rawleigh, Everett, 
Thompson, Stauber, Lorenz, Meier, (16th Ward) 
McCaffrey, Barrett, Jonas— 22 

Aid Cullerton moved to reconsider the vote 
last taken. 

Aid. Rawleigh moved to lay the motion of Aid. 
Cullerton on the table. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas— Dixon, Sanders, Grannis, Turner. Mc- 
Aulev. Altpeter, Riordan, Purcell, Smyth, Peevey 
Eiszner, Swift. Rawleigh, Everett, Thompson. 
Stauber, Lorenz, Meyer, (15th Ward) Meier,(16th 
Ward) Barrett— 20. 

Nays— Phelps, Cullerton, I awler, McNurney, 
Thro >p, Waldo, McCaffrey. JJon as, McCormick 
—9. 

SPECIAL ORDER. 

The Chair directed that the special order, the 
reports of the Committee on Public Buildings 
on City Hall investigation, be now taken up. 

Aid.' Phelps moved to adopt the majority re- 
port. 

Aid. Lawler offered as a substitute for the re- 
ports the following : 

" Resolved, That the "Expert Committee's " re- 
port on the City Hall be adopted, and the 
" Mayor be instructed to secure or build up the 
" piei'3 found defective by said experts, and that 
" all bad stones that will in any way endanger 
" the building be removed and good ones sub- 
" stituted for the same, and the Mayor is hereby 
"instructed to see that the stone that goes into 
" the City Hall be, according to the terms of the 
" contract, cut in the city of Chicago." 

Aid Lawler moved that the substitute be 
adopted. , , , 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Teas— Dixon, Sanders, Turner. McAuley, Alt- 



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peter, Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, Peevey,Eiszner, 
Stauber, Lorenz. Meyer, (15th Ward) Meier, (16th 
Ward) Barrett— 15 

Nays— Phelps (Jrannis, Cullerton, Smyth, Mc- 
Nurney, Throop. Swift, Rawleigh, Everett, 
Thompson, Waldo. McCaffrey, Jonas, McCor- 
mick— 14. 

Aid. Lawler moved to reconsider the vote last 
taken. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Feos--Dixon, Sanders, Turner, McAuley, 
Altpeter, Riordan, Lawler, Peevey, Rawleigh, 
Everett, Thompson, Stauber. Lorenz, Waldo, 
Meyer, (15th Ward) Meier, (16th Ward) McCaf- 
frey, Barrett- 18. 

Nays— Phelps, Grannis, Cullerton, Purcell, 
Smyth, Eiszner, McNurney, Throop, Swift, Jo- 
nas, McCormick— 11. 

Aid. Everett moved that the Council do now 
adjourn. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas— Phelns, Grannis, McAuley, Cullerton, 
Purcell, Eiszner, Throop, Everett, McCormick— 9. 

Nays— Dixon, Sanders, Altpeter, Riordan, 
Lawler, Smyth, Peevey, McNurney, Swift, Raw- 
leigh, Thompson, Stauber, Lorenz, Waldo, Mey- 
er, (15th Ward) Meier, (16th Ward) McCaffrey, 
Barrett, Jonas— 19. 



Aid. Swift moved to lay the substitute of Aid. 
Lawler on the table. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas— Phelps, Grannis, Purcell, Smyth, Mc- 
Nurney, Throop, Swift, Rawleigh, Everett, 
Thompson, Waldo, McCaffrey, Jonas— 13. 

Nays— Dixon, Sanders, Turner, McAuley, 
Cullerton, Altpeter, Riordan, Lawler, Peevey, 
Eiszner, Stauber, Lorenz, Meyer, (15th Ward) 
Meier, (16th Ward) Barrett, McCormick— 16. 

Aid. Lawler moved that his substitute be 
adopted. 

Aid. Rawleigh moved that the Council do now 
adjourn. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas— Dixon, Phelps, Grannis, Turner, Mc- 
Auley, Cullerton, Eiszner, Throop, Swift. Raw- 
leigh, Everett, Thompson, Waldo, McCaffrey, 
Jonas, McCormick— 16. 

Nays— Sanders, Altpeter, Riordan, Lawler, 
Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, McNurney, Stauber, 
Lorenz, Meyer, (15th Ward) Meier, (16th Ward) 
Barrett— 13. 

And the Council stood'adjourned. 

P.J.HOWARD, 

City Clerk. 



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REGULAR MEETING. 



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OFFICIAL RECORD. 

Present— Aid. Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, Phelps, 
Clark. Mallory, Grannis, Turner, McAuley, Cul- 
lertou. Altpeter, McNally, Riordan, Lawler.Pur- 
cell, Sun tli, Peevey, Eiszner. McNurney, 
Throop, Swift, Kawleigh, Everett,Knopf,Thon.p- 
son. Stauber. I.orenz, Waldo, Meyer. (15ili Ward) 
Wetteivr, Meier, 16th Ward) McCaffrey, Bar- 
rett. Jonas. McCormick. 

Absent— His Honor the Mayor. 

Aid. McCaffrey in the chair. 



MINUTES. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the minutes of the 
regular meeting held September 1st, 1879, be ap- 
proved without being read. 

The motion prevailed. 

By unanimous consent. Aid. Lawler presented 
the petition of Isaac Weiss for rebate on billiard 
lie nse. which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

By unanimous consent. Aid Lawler presented 
an ordinance amending Section 15, of Chapter 3, 
Rev. Old., entitled "Bridges," which was 

tfeferred to the Committee on Harbor and 
Bridges. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. McNallv pre- 
sented ihe petition of Hiram W. Brooks and 
Waiter Thomson for permission to lav a side 
tra-k on Stew rt avenue, between Wright street 
and West Fifteenth street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Railroads. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. McNallv present- 
ed acommuiiic ition from J. H. Hildreth. offering 
to 1 ght the streets with " Hyperion" for the sum 
sum of $13.90 per lamp per annum, which was 



Referred to the Committee on Gas Lights. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Smyth presented 
the petii ion of Geo. B. Johnston for compensa- 
tion for damages sustained through an order of 
Health Department, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Health and 
County Relations. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Barrett presented 
an order directing the Department of Public 
Works to prepare an ordinance for paving Mar- 
fa e place, from State street to Clark street, and 
moved its pass.ige. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order 'as passed : 

Ordered, That the Department of Public 
Works is hereby directed to prepare and send to 
this Cou icil a proper ordinance for paving Mar- 
ble place, from State street to Clark street. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Wetterer pre- 
sented a resolution concerning street signs, which 
was 

Referred to the Department of Public Works. 

REPORTS OF CITY OFFICERS. 

Hh Honor the Mayor presented a communica- 
tion f. vering names of persons pardoned from 
the House of Correction 'luring the week ending 
September 6, 1879, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Bridewell. 

ALSO. 

A communication appointing P.M. Hansb rough 
as Bailiff of the North Division Police Court. 

Aid. Barr. it moved that the appointment be 
coiunrn (1 in. 

The motion prevailed bv yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas • Sanders, Phelps, Clark.MnlhTv.Crannis, 
McAuley. Cullerton. Altpeter. McNally, Rio dan, 
Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, McNurney, 



Sept- 8.] 



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Mii 



Throop, Swift, Rawleigh, Everett, Knopf .Thomp- 
son, Stauber, Meyer, (15th Ward) Meier. (Kith 
Ward) McCaffrey, Barrett, Jonas— 27. 
Nays— None. 

ALSO. 

The following communication : 

Mayor's Office, | 
Chicago, Sept. 8, 1879. j 
To the Honorable the City Council of the City of 
Chicago • 

Gentlemen :— I herewith return to you with- 
out my approval an ordinance entitled '* An or- 
dinance amending section 8 of an ordinance 
concern. ng Concealed Weapons," and my rea- 
sons therefor as foil ws : 

1. The odinance in no wise invests the magis- 
trate with discretionary power in imposing a 
light tine upon a person found carrying a con- 
cealed weapon Id may frequently happen that 
a person, a citizen or a traveler, passing through 
the ci.y. against whom no wrong motive or dis- 
orderly conduct can be charged, may he arrested 
under a misapprehension on the part of an offi- 
cer, and having in his possession a concealed 
weapon for his protection in the event of an 
emergency, the magistrate, if the amendment 
should become a law, would be forced to impose 
a tine of not less than $ioo nor more than $-00. 
Such a tine would prove a great injustice. Be- 
sides, there are a great many express agents, 
employes of banks, and others whose vocation 
renders it necessary that a weapon should be 
carried as a safeguard against highway robbery, 
while they are engaged in conveying money or 
other variables from one part of the city to 

i another, or while they are returning home from 
their business. The maximum tine might be 
made $200, but the minimum should be left dis- 
cretionary with the justice, who could act ac- 
cording to circumstances. 

2. It is a well-known fact that a severe law 
beyond the demands of public sentiment soon 
becomes a dead letter, and the one in question 
is one of this character. 

Respectfully submitted. 

Carter H. Harrison, 

Mayor. 

Aid, Rawleigh moved to reconsider the vote 
by which the ordinance was passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the ordinance ba 
passed, the veto of the Mayor to the contrary 
notwithstanding. 

The motion was lost by yeas and navs as fol- 
lows : 

reas—Ballard, Phelps, Clark,Mallory,Grannis, 
Cullerton, Throop, Swift, Rawleigh, Everett, 
Knopf, Thompson, Wetterer, McCaffrey. —14. 

Nays— Dixon, Sanders, Turner, McAuley, Alt- 
peter, McNaliy, Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, 
Peevey, Eiszner, McNurnev, Stauber, Lorenz, 
Meyer, (15th Ward) Meier, (16th Ward) Barrett, 
Jonas— 19. 

The Commissioner of Public Works presented 
a communication covering an order concerning 
the grade of the north approach to the Halsted 
street viaduct. 

Aid. McNaliy moved that the order be passed. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Teas— Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, Phelps, Clark, 
Mallory, Grannis. Turner, McAuley, Cullerton, 
Altpeter, McNaliy, Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, 
Smyth, Peevey, Eiszner, McNurnev, Throop, 
Swift, Rawleigh, Everett. Knopf, Thompson, 
Stauber, Lorenz. Mevei, (15th Ward) Wetterer, 
Meier,(l6th Ward) McCaffrey, Barrett, Jonas- 33. 

Nays— None. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Department of PubliclWorks 

is hereby authorized and directed to advertise at 

once for proposals to curb, fill and pave the 

north approach to the Halsted street" viaduct, 



from the north line of West Fifteenth street to 
the north line of the South Halsted street via- 
duct (excepting a space sixteen feet wide in the 
middle of said street between said points) and to- 
let the contract for the same to the lowest re- 
sponsible bidder, payable from the appropria- 
tion for street improvements of 1879. 

The Superintendent of Buildings presented his- 
report for the month of August, which was 
Placed on file. 

The Comptroller presented his report of the' 
amount of money in the treasury at the close of 
books, August 30, and the apportionment there- 
of, etc,, which was 

Placed on file. 

The Corporation (Counsel submitted an opinion 
as to the liability of the city in the matter of 
opening Winchester avenue, which was 
Laid over and published. 
The following is the opinion : 

City Law Department, } 
Chicago, Aug. 30, 1879. f 
To the City Council of the City of Chicago: 

A proposed ordinance for the repeal of an or- 
dinance ordering the widening and extension of 
Winchester avenue, between Harrison and Polk 
streets, was referred by your honorable body to 
this department, August 10th, 1879. 

The object of the reference is not stated, but I 
presume that the Council desires an opinion as 
to the validity of the proposed ordinance. 

Whether the improvement can now be aban- 
doned without liability on the part of the city 
depends upon what has been done in reference 
to the improvement. 

The following are the facts so far as I have 
been able to ascertain them. 

September 4, 1874, a petition was filed for the 
purpose of determining the compensation to be 
paid for the premises to be taken for the im- 
provement. 

August 19, 1876, judgment was rendered fixing 
the sum total of compensation to be paid at 
$10,220 55. A supplemental petition was filed 
and such proceedings were had thereunder that ' 
March 16, 1877, an assessment made to defray , 
the costs of the improvement was confirmed and 
a warrant was duly issued for the collection of 
the same. 

The total amount of the as- 
sessment, including costs, 

was... ... $10,546 70 

Of this there has been col- 
lected, cash........ $3,380 55 

Vouchers for damages award- 
ed, which represented cost 
to the owners of property 
assessed........... 1,817 50 

Total of payments 5,198 05 ; 

Leaving uncollected $5,348 .65- 

Which uncollected amount is represented by 
those certificates of sale issued to, and held by,, 
the City of Chicago. 

The following pieces of property have been 
paid for in full, in the manner stated, and deeds 
have been executed to the city for the same, to- 
wit : 

W. 66 feet of E. 307 3-10 feet of part N. of Polk 
street of lot 12, being 16 feet x 66 feet, paid for in 
voucher for compensation awarded. 

Lot 12 of sub-block l of blocks 13 to i6. Paid 
for in vouchers and certificates of sale to the 
amount of $1,920, and the balance, $500, in cash. 

Corner taken from lots 15 and 16 paid for in 
certificates of sale. 

The certificates mentioned as having been used 
in payment of compensation awarded, were cer- 
tificates issued to the city on sales of lots delin- 
quent for the special assessment made to defray 
the cost of the improvement, and represented 



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the amounts assessed against the premises bid 
off by the city at the sale. 

Payments in vouchers have been made on 
otber lots but not in full. 

The strip of land first above mentioned is 16 
leet of the south end of the proposed improve- 
ment, vvli ere it joins Polk street The deed for 
it was executed May, 1877, and for some time it 
has been used by the public as part of the street, 
and the sidewalk next to the north line of Polk 
street adjoining tlie proposed improvement has 
been removed, and instead of it a street crossing 
has been constructed. 

Lot 12, the deed of which was executed June, 
1879, forms together?|with lot 13, the north end of 
the proposed improvement, connecting Winches- 
ter avenue with Ogden avenue. 

These two lots have been and are being used 
as a street by the public. 

In view pf the fact stated, and after a careful 
consideration of the law, I cannot conceive how 
the city can abandon the improvement without 
liability to the owners of property naid for, as 
stated, in vouchers, certificates.of sale and dash, 
and for which deeds have been executed to the 
city. There might be a lia ility to others, but 
this I deem it unnecessary to consider. Icon- 
cur, therefore, in the opinion heretofore given 
to your honorable body by the City Attorney 
that the city cannot abandon the improvement 
without becoming liable for damages. 
Eespectfullv, 

Francis Adams, 

Corporation Counsel. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Turner, of the 
Committee on Streets and Alleys, S. D., to whom 
was referred an ordinance for water service 
pipes on Indiana avenue, from Twenty-ninth 
street to Thirty-first 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 : 

Yeas— Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, Phelps, Mal- 
lory, Grannis, Tunvr, McAuley. Cnllerion, Alt- 
peter, McNally, Riordan, Lawler,PnrcelI, Smyth, 
Peevey, Eiszner, McNurney. Throop, Swift. 
Rawleigh, Everett, Knonf, Thompson, Lorenz, 
Meyer. (15th Ward) Wetterer, Meier, (16tn 
Ward) McCaffrey, Barrett, Jonas,— 31. 

Nays— None. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Turner, of the 
Committee on Streets and Alleys, S. D .to whom 
was referred an ordinance for six-inch drains on 
Indiana avenue, from Twenty-ninth street to 
Thirty-first street, submitted a report recom- 
mending its passage. 

Aid. Malh >ry moved to concur in the report and 
pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Teas— Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, Phelps, Mal- 
lory, Grannis, Turner. McAulev. Cnllerton, 
Altpeter, McNally, Riordan. »-awler. Purcell, 
Smyth, Peevey, Eiszner, McNurney. Thro p, 
Swift. Kawleigh, Everett, Knopf. Thompson. 
Lorenz. Mever, (15th Ward) Wetterer, Meier, 
(16th Ward) McCaffrey, Barrett, Jonas— 31. 

Nays— None. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Turner, of the 
Committee on Streets and Alh-vs. S. D.,lo whom 
was refeired an order authorizing Jas. G. Mo- 
Bean to pave Indiana avenue, from Twentv- 
ninth street to Thirtieth street by private con- 
tract, submitted a report recommending its pas- 
sage. 

Aid. Turner moved to concur in the report and 
pa>s the order. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Peas— Dixon, Sanders, Ballard. Phelps. Mai 
lory. Grannis Turner. McAulev. Cnllerton, 
Altpeter, McNally, Riordan, Lavvler, Purcell, 



Smyth, Peevey, Eiszner, McNurnev, Throop, 
Swift, Rawleigh, Everett, Knopf, Thompson 
Lorenz, Wetterer, Meyer, (15th Ward) Wetterer! 
Meter, (tGth Ward) McCaffrey, Barrett, Jonas— 
31. 

Nays— None. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Whereas, A large majority of the properly 
owners on Indiana avenue, between Twenty- 
ninth street and Thirtieth street, have signed a 
contract and agreed with Jam s G. MeBean to 
curb, grade and pave said Indiana avenue with 
six-inch cedar blocks on two-inch plank, using 
lake shore gravel and pavi ig composition ; and, 
whereas, said owners are very desirous t at said 
work be done as soon as possible ; therefore be it 

Ordered, That the Department ol PublicWorks 
be, and they are, hereby directed to issue a per- 
mit to James G. McBeah to curb, j-rade and pave 
said Indiana av nue. between Twenty-ninth 
street and Thirtieth street and be it further 

Ordered, That the Department of PublicWorks 
be. and thev are. hereby directed to prepare and 
send to this Council an oidinance for curbing, 
grading and paving said Indiana avenue in front 
of the lots not embraced in said private con- 
tract ; and be it further 

Ordered, That the Department of PublicWorks 
are hereby authorized to enter into a contract 
with the said James G. McBt an for the curbing, 
grading and paving in front of ihe lots not em- 
braced in said private contract, and the inter- 
section between Twenty-ninth and Thirtieth 
street at the price mentioned in said private 
contract, payable from the special assessment to 
be levied for said work when collected ; all costs 
for engineering and. inspecting to be paid by he 
contractor. 

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES. 
FIRE AND WATER. 

The Commi tee on Fire and Water, to whom 
was referred a petition for wa'l'ei main on Bis- 
sell street, from « lay street to Center street, sub- 
mitted a report recommending that the prayer 
of the pet hum be granted. 

Aid. 'throop moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas— Dixon, Sanders. Ballard. Phelps, Mal- 
lory, Grannis. Turner, McAuley, Cnllerton. Alt- 
pet r, McNally, i.iordan. La wler. Purcell. Smyth, 
Peevey, Eiszner, McNurney, Throop, Everett, 
Knopf, Thompson, Stauber, Lorenz. Meyer, (loth 
Ward) W tterer, Meier, (i6th Ward) McCaffrey, 
Barrett, Jonas— 30. 

Nays- None. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
tie report of the Fire Marshal for the quarter 
ending Match 31, 1879. submitted a report recom- 
mending that it be placed on tile. 

Aid. Thompson moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

A LSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred an 
order lor water main on North avenue, from 
McHenry street to Fleetwood street, submitted 
a repurt recommending its passage. 

Aid. Waldo moved to concur in the repoit and 
pass the order. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Peas— Dixon, S-inde-s, Ballard. Phelps. Mal- 
lory, Grannis, Turner, McAuley, Cnllerton, 
Altpeter, McNally. Riordan. Lawler, Purcell, 
Smyth. Peeve'y, Eiszner. McNurney. Throop) 
Knopf. Thompson. Stauber, Lorenz W'ahlo, Mey- 
er, (tr.th Ward) Wetterer, Meier, (loth Ward) 
McCaffrey. Barrett, Jonas-30. 

Napa — None 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Department of PublicWorks 
be, and is, hereby instiucted to lay water mains 



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on North avenue, from McHenry street to Fleet- 
woo^ street, for fire purposes. 

ALSO. 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
a petition for extension of water main on Thir- 
teenth place, from Wo- d streetto Lincoln street, 
•ubmitted a report recommending that the pray- 
er of the petition be not granted, as the same 
will pay but 7 per cent. 

Aid . Throop moved to concur in the report 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO. 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
a petition for water main on Girard street, from 
Cly bourn place to Bloomingdale road, submitted 
a report recommending that the prayer of the 
petition be granted. 

Aid. Thompson moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO. 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an order for water pipe on Twentieth street, 
from Wood street to Lincoln street, submitted a 
report recommending its passage. 

Aid. Altpeter moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas— Dixon, Sanders, Phelps, Mallory, Gran- 
nis, McAuley, Cullerton, Altpeter, McNally, Ri- 
ordan, Lawler, Purcell, Smyth Peevey, Eiszner, 
McNurney, Throop, Swift. Rawleigh, Everett, 
Knopf, Thompson, Stauber, Lorenz, Waldo, 
Meyer, (15th Ward) Wetterer, Meier, (16th 
Ward) McCaffrey, Barrett, Jonas— 31. 

Nays— None. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be, and the same is, hereby directed to 
cause water mains to be laid on Twentieth street, 
from Wood street t© Lincoln street. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an order for water main on Garibaldi street, 
from Thirtieth street to Thirty-first street, sub- 
mitted a report recommending its passage. 

Aid. Turner moved to concur in the report and 
pass the order. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas— Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, Phelps. Clark, 
Mallory, Grannis, Turner, McAuley, Cullerton, 
Altpeter, McNally, Riordan, Lawler. Purcell, 
Smyth, Peevey, Eiszner, Throop, Swift, Raw- 
leigh, Everett, Knopf, Thompson, Stauber, Lo- 
renz, Waldo, Meyer, (15th Ward) Wetterer, 
Meier, (16th Ward) McCaffrey, Barrett, Jonas, 
McCormick— 34. 

Nays— None. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be, and is, hereby directed to cause water 
mains to be laid on Garibaldi street, between 
Thirtieth street and Thirty-first street. 

ALSO. 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
a petition for water main on Wilmot avenue, 
from Robey street to Hoyne street, submitted a 
report recommending that the prayer of the 
petition be granted. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the report be de- 
ferred. 

Agreed to 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an order for fire hydrant on Ambrose street, be- 
tween Leavitt street and Hoyne street, submit- 
ted a report recommending that the order be 
passed. 

Aid Cullerton moved to concur in the report 
and pass the ordinance. 

Themotion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 



3 tas— Dixon, Sanders, Phelps, Clark, Mallory,. 
Grannis, iunier, McAuley, Cullerton, Altpeter 
McNally,Riordan, Lawler. Purcell, Smythf Pee- 
vey, Eiszner, Throop, Swift, Rawleigh, Everett, 
Knopf, Thompson, Stauber, Lorenz, Waldo 
MeyeiN (15th Ward) Wetterer, Meier, (ieth Ward) 
McCaffrey, Barrett. Jonas— 33. 

Nays— None. 

The following is the order as passed ; 

Ordered. That the Commissioner of the Board 
of Public Works be, and the same is, hereby 
directed to cause the erection of a fire hydrant 
on the corner of Hoyne avenue and Ambrose 
street. 

By unanimous consent, AW Ballard presented 
an order concerning the improvement of Sher- 
man street, and moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the order passed by this Council 
some two months since to stop the work of im- 
proving Sherman street, between Polk and Har- 
rison streets, be rescinded, and allow the con- 
tractor to proceed under his contract, as the 
property owners and the railroad have agreed 
with themselves as to what each side of the 
street shall pay. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Cullerton present- 
ed an order for water main on Twenty-first 
street, from Canalport avenue to Blue Island 
avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Fire and Water. 

8PECIAL ORDER. 

The Chair directed that the special order, the 
reports oi the Committee on Railr.ads and Ju- 
diciary on ordinance concerning the Chicago 
and Western Indiana Railroad, be now taken 
up. 

Aid. Rawleigh moved to concur in the majority 
report and pass the ordinance. 

Aid. Clark moved to amend section 8 of the 
ordinance by adding thereto the following : 

" And provided, further, that the privileges au- 
" thorized herein are granted upon the express 
" condition that the Chicago and Western Indi- 
" ana Railroad Company shall permit any other 
" railroad companies, not exceedingtwo in num- 
"ber (which have not at present anv right of 
" entrance into the city of Chicago under any 
*' existing ordinance), to use the said main rail- 
" road tracks herein authorized to be laid, jointly 
"with the said Chicago and Western Indiana 
"Railroad Company, upon such fair and equita- 
" ble terms as may be agreed on by the said 
" companies, and in the event that said compa- 
" nies cannot agree upon such terms the same 
"shall be settled by three disinterested persons,. 
" one to be selected by said Chicago and Western 
" Indiana Railroad Company, one to be named 
"by such other company as may desire to use 
" said tracks, and the third by said two persons, 
"and the terms and conditions which shall be 
"fixed and determined by said persons, or a 
" majority of them, shall be the terms and con- 
,l ditiousupon which said companies respectively 
"shall use and occupy the said tracks." 

Aid. Dixon moved to amend the amendment 
by adding thereto the following : 

" And upon the further express condition that 
"said Cbicago and Western Indiana Railroad 
"Company, and any other railroad company or 
" companies that shall construct or operate said 
"railroad under this ordinance, or underlease 
" from or contract with the Chicago and Western 
" Indiana Railroad Company, shall be held joint- 
"ly bound to pay all damages that may accrue 
*• to the owners of property by reason of the con- 
struction or operation of said railroad under 
" this ordinance." 

Aid. Clark accepted the amendment. 

The question then being on the adoption of 
the amendment of Aid. Clark as amended, it 
was 

Agreed^©. 



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Aid. Meier moved to adopt the minority report 
as a substitute for the majority report. 
Aid. Cullerton called for the previous question. 
The Council refused to sustain the call by yeas 
and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Cullerton. McNally, Purcell, Peevey. 
Eiszuer, McNurnev, Swift, Rawleigh, Thompson, 
McCaffrey, Barrett, Jonas— 12. 

Nays— Dixon. Sanders, Ballard, Phelps, Clark, 
Mallory, Grannis, Turner, McAuley, Altpeter, 
Riordan, Lawler, Smyth, Throop, Everett. Knopf, 
Stauber, Lorenz. Waldo, Mever, (15th Ward) 
Wetterer. Meier, (16th Ward) McCormick— 23. 

The question then being on the motion of Aid. 
Meier, it was lost bv yeas and nays as follows : 

Teas— Turner, McAuley, Altpeter, Stauber, 
Lorenz, Meyer, (15th Ward) Meier, (16th Ward) 
—7. 

Nays-Bixon, Sanders, Ballard, Phelps, Clark, 
Mallory, Grannis, Cullerton. McNally, Riordan, 
Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, Eiszner, Mc- 
Nurney, Tliroop, Swift, Rawleigh, Everett, 
Knopf, Thompson, Waldo, Wetterer, McCaffrey, 
Barrett. Jonas, McCormick— 28. 

Aid. Stauber m ved to amend section 1 of the 
ordinance by striking out all after the word 
" avenue " in the seventeenth line. 

Aid. Rawleigh moved to lay the amendment 
on the table. 

The moiion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Teas— Dixon, Ballard, Phelps, Clark, Mallory, 
Grannis, Cullerton. McNally, Riordan, Purcell, 
Smyth, Peevey, McNurney, Throop, Swift, Raw- 
leigh, Everett, Knopf, Thompson, Waldo, Wet- 
terer, McCaffrey, Barrett, Jonas, McCormick— 
25. 

Nays— Sanders, Turner, McAuley, Altpeter, 
Lawler. Eiszner, Stauber, Lorenz, Meyer, (15th 
Ward) Meier. (16th Ward,)— 10. 

Aid. Meier moved to amend section 1 by strik- 
ing out the word •• more " an the fifth line and 
inserting in place thereof the word " two," 

Aid. Everett moved to lay the amendment on 
the table. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Teas— Dixon, Ballard. Phelps, Clark, Mallory, 
Grannis, Cullerton. McNally, Lawler, Purcell, 
Smjth, Peevey, Eiszner, McNurney, Throop, 
Swift, Rawleigh, Everett, Knopf, Thompson, 
Waldo, Wetterer, McCaffrey, Barrett, Jonas, 
McCormick— 26. 

Nays— Sanders, Turner, McAuley, Altpeter, 
Riordan, Stauber. Lorenz, Meyer, (15th Ward) 
Meier, (16th Ward)-9. 

Aid. Stauber moved to amend section 3 by 
striking out the words " over and across any land 
which it may acquire upon the line of said route 
by lease, purchase, condemnation or otherwise." 

Aid. Everett moved to iay the amendment on 
the table. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Teas— Dixon, Ballard, Phelps, Clark, Mallory, 
Grannis, Cullerton, McNally, Purcell, Smyth, 
Peevey, Eiszner, McNurney, Throop, Swift, Raw- 
leigh, Everett, Knopf, Thompson, Waldo, Wet- 
terer, McCaffrey, Barrett, Jonas, McCormick— 25. 

Nays— Sanders, Turner, McAuley, Altpeter, 
Riordan. Lawler, Stauber, Lorenz, Meyer. (15th 
Ward) Meier, (16th Ward)— 10. 

Aid. Dixon moved to amend section 8 by add- 
ing thereto a proviso that the said railroad com- 
pany shall within two years erect on the line of 
Van Buren street a depot similar in size and 
appearance to the Lake Shore and Michigan 
Southern Railroad depot. 

Aid. Swift moved to lay the amendment on 
the table. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Fea«--Clark, Mallory, Grannis, Turner. Mc- 
Auley, Cullerton, Altpeter, McNally. Purcell, 
Smyth, Peevey, McNurnev. Throop. Swift, Raw- 
<teigh, Everett, Knopf, Waldo, Wetterer. Mc- 
Caffrey, Barrett, Jonas, McCormick— 23. 



Nays-T>ixon, Sanders, Ballard, Phelps, Rior- 
dan, Lawler, Eiszner, Thompson, Stauber, Lo- 
renz, Meyer, (15th Ward) Meier, (16th Ward)-12. 
Aid. Cullerton moved to adopt section 8 as re- 
ported by the Committee, and on his motion 
called for the previous question : 

The main question was ordered by yeas and 
navs as follows : 

Feas-Clark, Mallory, Cullerton, McNally, Ri- 
ordan, Lawler, Purcell. Smyth, Peevey. McNur- 
ney, Tliroop, Swift, Rawleigh, Everett, Knopf, 
Waldo, Wetterer, McCaffrey, Barrett, Jonas, 
McCormick— 21. 

Nays— Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, Phelps, Gran- 
nis, Turner, McAuley, Altpeter, Eiszner, Thomp- 
son, Stauber, Lorenz, Meyer, (15th Ward) Meier, 
(16th Ward)— ! 4. 

The question then being on adopting section 
8, it was agreed to by yeas and nays as follows : 
Peas- Sanders, Clark, Mallory, Grannis. Cul- 
lerton, McNally, Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, 
Smyth. Peevey, Eiszner, McNurney, Throop, 
§£"& R awleigh, Everett, Knopf, Thompson, 
Waldo, Wetterer, McCaffrey, Barrett. Jonas, 
McCormick— 25. 

iVaj/8— Dixon, Ballard, Phelps, Turner, McAu- 
ley. Altpeter, Stauber, Lorenz. Meyer, (15th 
Ward) Meier, (16th Ward) —10 

Aid. Stauber moved that the Council do now 
adjourn. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

, *«as--Lawler, Eiszner, Stauber, Lorenz, Meier, 
(16th Ward)— 5. 

Nays- -Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, Phelps, Clark, 
Mallory, Grannis. Turner, McAuley, Cullerton 
Altpeter, McNally, Riordan, Purcell, Smyth 
Peevey, McNurney, Throon. Swift, Rawleigh! 
Everett. Knopf, Thompson, Waldo, Meyer (t5th 
Ward) Wetterer, McCaffrey, Barrett, Jonas. Mc- 
Cormick— 30. 

Aid. Rawleigh moved that the ordinance as 
amended be passed. 

Aid. Cullerton called for the previous question 
and the call was sustained by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Teas— Clark, Mallory, Grannis. Cullerton, Mc- 
Nally, Riordan, Lawler, Purcell. Smyth, Peevey 
McNurney, Throop. Swift. Rawleigh, Everett,' 
Knopf. Waldo, Wetterer, McCaffrey. Barrett, 
Jonas, McCormick— 22. 

Nays— Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, Phelps, Tur- 
ner, McAuley, Altpeter, Eiszner, Thompson, 
Stauber, Lorenz, Meyer, (l 5th Ward) Meier, (16th 
Ward)— 13. 

The question then being on the motion of Aid. 
Rawleigh, it was agreed to and the ordinance 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Teas- Dixon, Ballard, Clark, Mallory, Grannis, 
Cullerton. McNally, Lawler, Purcell. Smyth, 
Peevey, Eiszner, McNurney, Throop. Swift, 
Rawleigh, Everett, Knopf, Thompson, Waldo, 
Wetterer, McCaffrey, Barrett, Jonas, McCor- 
mick— 25. 

Nays— Sanders, Phelps, Turner, McAuley, Alt- 
peter. Riordan, Stauber, Lorenz, Meyer, (15th 
Ward) Meier, (16th Ward)— 10. 

Aid. Dixon moved.to reconsidor the vote last 
taken. 

Aid. Rawleigh moved to lay the motion on the 
table, and his motion was 
Agreed to. 

The following is the ordinance as passed : 
Be it ordained, by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section l. That permission and authority be 
and the same is hereby given and granted to 
the Chicago and Western Indiana Railroad 
Company to lay down, maintain and operate a 
railroad with one or more tracks and such 
switches, sidings and turn-outs as may be neces- 
sary, along and upon the following route in the 
City of Chicago, to-wit; Commencing at 1he 
southern boundary line of the City of Chicago, 
at some point within one hundred feet of the 
west line m Stewart avenue, and thence north - 



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wardly over such lots, lands and property as the 
said company now owns, or hereafter may 
acquire by lease, purchase, condemnation or 
otherwise, parallel to said Stewart avenue to the 
intersection of Grove street and said Stewart 
avenue, and thence over ami upon such lots, 
lands and property as the said company now 
owns, or hereatter may acquire by lease, p r- 
chase, condemnation or otherwise, unto such 
terminus as it may establish between the east 
bank of the South Branch of Chicago River and 
the west Sid*- of State street, and between Six- 
teenth stre t and the south line of VanBuren 
street in said city. 

Skc 2. The said railroad company may 
cross any and all intervening streets, alleys and 
railroad tracks upon, or along the line of the said 
route as designated, in the first section ; said com- 
pany to be subject, at all times, to the direction 
of the Department of Pubiie Works orother prop- 
er department or officer of said City, in the con- 
s' ruction of its said tracks, in making the cross- 
ings or connections with other roa Is. and the 
keeping in repair of so much of said streets, 
and crossin s as may be occupied by saic/ raU 
road company, with its tracks, switches and 
turnouts. 

Sec. 3. The said railroad company may and 
it is hereby authorized to 1 y down, maintain 
and operate one or more railroad tracks, with 
such turnouts, side tracks and switches, as it 
shall deem necessary, over and across any land 
which it may acquire upon the line of said route 
by lease, purchase, condemnation or otherwise. 
and the said railroad company may use and op- 
erate the railroad tracks hereby authorized to i>e 
laid, with locomotive engines and cars, subject 
to all ordinances of the City of Chicago, appli- 
cable to railroads which are now or hereafter 
may he enforced. 

Skc. 4. The permission, authority, and privi- 
leges hereby granted are upon the express condi- 
tion, that the said railroad company shall erect 
and maintain viaducts over any of its. said tr cks, 
or any street or streets of said city, which may 
be crossed by its said tracks where, and as the 
said City Council may, from time to time, require, 
and under ihe supervision of the Department of 
Public Works or otter proper department or 
officer of said city, and erect and construct the 
approaches to all such viaducts with proper 
areas on eiiher side of said approaches. Pio- 
vided, however, that where any such viaduct 
cannot he built at any such street crossing wi I li- 
mit the same br built over the track or tracks of 
some other railroad company or companies, then 
the said Chicago and Western Indiana Railroad 
Company shall only be obliged to join with such 
other last mentioned railroad company or com- 
panies, in the construction and maintenance of 
such viaduct, and to pay their fair proportion of 
the cos! of such viaduct or viaducts, and if such 
other rai road company or companies shall not 
join in the erection of any such viadu-t, then 
when the proportion of such other company or 
companies s1im.1I he otherwise provided, the said 
Chicago and Western Indian i Railroad Company 
shall pay its fair proportion of the cost of any 
such viaduct. 

Srcc. 5 The said railroad company shall be 
subject to all general laws and ordinances of the 
City of Chicago in relation to railro.ds which 
are now or may hereafter be in force. . 

Srcc. G. The permission and authority hereby 
granted are upon the inrther expressed condi- 
tion, that the said railroad company shall, and 
will orever. indennrfy and save harmless the 
City of Chicago against and trom, any and all 
damages, judgments, decrees and costs' and ex- 
penses of the same, which it in y suffer or which 
may be recovered or obtained against said citv. 
for or by reason of the granting of such privileges 
and authority, or for or by reason of, or growing 
out of, or resulting from, the passage of thisoidi- 
nance or any matter or thing connected llvre- 
wilh.or with the exercise bv said company of the 
privileges hereby granted, or from any actor acts 



of the said company, under or by virtue of, the 
provisions of this ordinance. 

Sec. 7. The permission and authority herein 
granted are upon the further expressed condi- 
tion, to-wit : That said railway company shall, 
permit any corporation, person or persons, duly" 
authorized by ordinance of said city, to construct 
side tracks to intersect any track or tracks of 
said railroad company, within the limits of said 
city, for the purpose of conveying property to 
and from sucli railroad to any waiehouse, lum- 
ber yard, coal yard, or any manufactory situated 
within one thousand feet of said railroad, and 
upon reas mable compensation being made 
therefor shall, at all times, permit the owners 
or lessees of anv such side-track, or the c nsign-" 
ees of any property, to take the cars cont lining 
such properly to him or them consigned, to any 
such warehouse, lumber yard, coal yard, or man- ' 
ufactory, situated upon any such side-track, 
provided, however, that any cars sot 'ken shall 
be returned without any unnecessary delay, and 
that any such owner, lessee, or person conduct- 
ing or carrying on any such warehouse, lumber 
yard, coal yard, or manufactorv, shall be entitled 
to have any property taken from any such ware- 
house, lumber yard, coal vard, or manufactory, ' 
over any such side-track to and upon the tracks 
of said railroad, under the directions and regu- 
lations of said railroad company without uu- : 
reasonable delay : 

And provided further, that the privileges au- 
thorized herein are granted upon the express 
condition, tliat the Chicago and Western Indiana 
Railroad Company shall permit any other rail- 
road companies, not exceeding two in number, 
(which have not at present any right of entrance 
into the city of Chicago under any existing ordi- 
nance) to use the said main railroad tracks 
herein authorized to be laid, jointly with the said 
Chicago and Western Indiana Railroad Compa- 
ny, upon such fair and equitable terms, as may 
be agreed on by said compani s. and in the , 
event that said companies cannot agree upon 
such terms, the same shall be settled by three 
disinterested persons, one to be selected by said 
Chicago and Western Indiana, Railroad Compa- 
ny, one 10 be named by such oth r company as 
may desir ■ touse said I racks', 'and the third by said 
two persons, and ihe terms and conditions which 
shall be fixed and determined by said persons, 
or a majority of them, shall be the terms and con- 
ditions up >n which said companies respectfully 
shall use and occupy the said tracks ; and upon 
the further express condition that said Chicago 
and Western Indiana Railroad Company, and 
any other railroad coin any or companies, that 
s'oill construct or operate said railroad under 
this ordinance, or underlease from or contract 
with ihe said Chicago and Western Indiana Rail- 
road Com pan v shall be held jointly bound to pay 
all leg.-d da nages that may accrue to the owners 
of property by reason of the construction or op- 
eration of said railroad under this ordinance. 

Skc. 8. The privilege, and authority hereby 
granted are so granted upon th- further express 
condition, that the tracks authorized by this 
ordinance shall be laid down and constructed 
within one vear from the passage of this ordi- 
nance, and if not so constructed and in operation, 
all the riirhts and privileges granted by this or- 
dinance to such company shall cease and be null 
and void. 

Skc. 9. This or 'in'ance shall be in force from 
and after i;s passage. 

By unanimous consent, Aid Meier presented 
a preamb'e and resolution for the appointment 
of a committee to devise a plan for r -gulation, 
etc.; of railroads desiring to enter the city, which 
was . 

Referred to the Committee on Railroads, 

By unanimous consent. Aid. Jonas presented a 
preamble and resolutions concerning the death 
of Superintendent of Police Seavey, and moved 
their a -option. 



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The motion prevailed. 

The following are the .preamble and resolu- 
tions as adopted : 

Whereas. In the prime of life, and in the 
midst of a useful and honorable career, Valorus 
A. Seavey has been removed from our midst by 
the hand of death ; therefore be it 

Resolved, That the members of this Council 
have received with profound regret the an- 
nouncement of his demise, and that, while we 
mourn over the great bereavement, we would 
express the high esteem in which he has been 
held by all who knew him. In his loss, the com- 
munity is deprived of a pure, high-minded, and 
energetic citizen, and the Police Department, 
over which he has presided as Chief with signal 
success and marked ability for a little more than 
a year, and of which he had been a faithful and 
zealous member in various subordinate capaci- 
ties for several years, loses one of its brightest 
ornaments, whose conduct and demeanor en- 
deared him to all who came in contact with him 
either in an official or social manner. 

Resolved, That we most respectfully t nderthe 
expression of our sympathy and condolence to 
the bereaved family to this their hour of deep 
affliction over a kind and affectionate husband 
and father. 

Resolved, That this Council, as a mark of re- 
spect to the memory of Valorus A. Seavey, do 
attend his funeral in a body, and that the Mavor 
be requested to close the various offices of the 
City Government on the day of said funeral. 

Resolved, That a committee of three be ap- 
pointed to make such arrangements as may be 
necessary to the attendance of this body, and 
that the City Clerk be. and he is. hereby directed 
to spread upon the journal of this Council the 
foregoing resolutions, and that a copy be sent to 
the family of the deceased, and that the press be 
requested to publish the same. 

The Chair named as the Committee Aid. 
Phelps, Smyth and McCormick. 

Aid. Everett moved that the Council do now 
adjourn . 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas— Dixon, Phelps, Clark, Mallorv Grannis, 
Altpeter, Eiszner, Throop, Rawleigh, Knopf, 
Thompson— 11. 

Nays— Sanders, Ballard, Turner, McAulev, 
Cullerton, McNally. Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, 
Smyth, Peevey, McNurney, Swift, Everett. Stau- 
ber.Lorenz, Waldo, Meyer, (15th Ward) Wetter- 
er, Meier, (16th Ward) McCaffrey, Barrett, Jo- 
nas, McCormick— 24. 

SPECIAL, ORDER. 

The Chair directed that the special order, the 
report of the Committee on Public Buildings on 
proposition of Thomlinson & Reed to furnish 
granite for columns and pilasters of the City 
Hall, be now taken up. 

Aid. Cullerton moved to concur in the report. 

Aid . Lawler presented a resolution adopting a 
proposition made by the Pennsylvania Granite 
Company to furnish granite, as an amendment 
to the report of the Committee. 

Aid. Cullerton called for the previous question 
on the whole subject matter, and the call was 
sustained by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas-- Sanders, Turner, McAuley, Cullerton, 
Altpeter, McNally, Riordan, Purcell, Peevey, 
Eiszner, McNnrnev, Throop, Swift, Rawleigh, 
Everett. Knopf, Thompson, Waldo, Wetterer, 
McCaffrey. Barrett Jonas.— 22. 

Nays— Dixon. Ballard, Phelps, Clark, Mallory, 
Grannis, Lawler. Smyth, Stauber, Lorenz, Mev- 
er, (15th Ward) Meier, (16th Ward) McCormick 
—13. 

The question being on the amendment of Aid. 
Lawler, it was lost by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yea*— Altpeter. Lawler, Stauber, Lorenz, 
Mever. (15th Ward) Meier, (16th Ward)- -6. 

Nays— Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, Phelps, Clark, 



Mallory, Grannis, Turner, McAuley, Cullerton, • 
McNally, Riordan, Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, 
hiszner, McNurney, Throop, Swift, Rawleigh,' 
Everett, Knopf, Thompson, Waldo Wetterer. 
McCaffrey, Barrett. Jonas. McCormick— 29. 

Aid. Dxon moved to r j fer the report of the 
Committee to the Department of Public Works. 

The Chair (Aid. McCaffrey) ruled that the pre- 
vious question was in operation, and that the 
only motion in order was the motion of Aid. 
Cullerton. 

Aid. Dixon appealed from the decision of the 
Chair. 

The question then being "Shall the opinion 
of the Chair stand as the judgment of the Coun- 
cil," the yeas and hays were called and the Chair 
sustained by the following vote : 

Yeas— Sanders, Ballard. Clark, Mallory, Gran- 
nis, Turner, McAuley. Cullerton, Altpeter, Mc- 
Nally, Riordan, Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, Eiszner, 
McNurney, Throop, Swift, Rawleigh, Everett, 
Knopf. Thompson, Waldo, Meyer, (15th Ward) 
Wetterer, Barrett, Jonas, McCormick— 28 

Nays— Dix n, Phelps, Lawler, Stauber, Lorenz, 
Meier, (16th Ward) -6. 

The question then being on concurring in tha 
report of the Committee, it was agreed to by 
yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Sanders, I'helps, Mallorv Grannis, Tur- 
ner, McAuley, Cullerton, McNallv, Riordan, 
Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, McNurney. Throop, 
Swift, Everett, McC ffrey, Barrett, Jonas— 19. 

Nays— Dixon, Ballard, Clam, Altpeter, Law- 
ler, Eiszner, Rawleigh, Knopf, I hompson. Stau- 
ber. Lorenz, Waldo, Meyer. (15th Ward) Wetter- 
er, Meier, (16th Ward) McCormick— 16. 

Aid. Swift moved that the rules be suspended 
for the purpose of taking up the ordinance grant- 
ing control of West. Adams street to the West 
Park Commissioners for boulevard purposes. 

Ihe motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas— Dixon, Ballard, Clark, Grannis, Turner, 
McAuley, Altpeter, McNally, Riordan, Purcell, 
Smyth, Peevey, McNnrnev. Swift, Rawleigh, 
Everett. Stauber, Meyer, (15th Ward) Wetterm-, 
Meier. (16th Ward) McCaffrey, Barrett, Jonas, 
McCormick- -24. 

Nays— Sanders. Phelps, Mallory, Cullerton, 
Lawler, Eiszner, Throop, Knopf, Thompson. Lo- 
renz, Waldo— 11. 

Aid. Throop moved that the Council do now 
adjourn, 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as fol - 
lows : 

Yeas— Dixon, Ballard, Phelps, Clark, Mallory, 
Cullerton, Peevey, Eiszner. Throop, Rawleigh, 
Knopf, Thompson, Stauber, Lorenz, Waldo— 15. 

Nays— Sanders, Grannis, Turner, McAuley. 
Altpeter, McNally. Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, 
Smyth, McNurney, Swift. Everett, Meyer, (15th 
Ward) Wetterer. Meier, (16th Ward) McCaffrey, 
Barrett, Jonas, McCormick— 20. 

Aid. Everett moved to amend the ordinance 
by inserting after the words " Central Park " the 
words "also California avenue, from the north 
line of Washington street to the south line of 
Twelfth street," and after the words, "Adams 
street," wherever they appear in the said ordi- 
nance. 

Aid. Rawleigh offered as a substitute for the 
o-dinance an ordinance consenting that the 
West Park Commissioners may control, etc,, 
West Washington street. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the Council do now 
adjourn. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yens— Ballard. Phelps, Clark, Mallory, Gran- 
nis, Cullerton. Altpeter, Lawler, Purcell, Peevey, 
Throop, Rawleigh, Knopf, Thompson. Stauber. 
Lorenz. Waldo. Wetterer, Meier. (16th Ward) 
Jonas, McCormick— 21. 



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Nays— Dixon, Sanders, Turner, McAuley, Mc- 
Nally, Riordan, Smyth, McNurnev, Swift. Ever- 
ett, Meyer, (15th Ward) McCaffrey, Barrett— 13. 



And the Council stood adjourned. 

P.J.HOWARD, 

City Clerk 



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CITY COUNCIL 



REGULAR MEETING. 



SEPTBMBEE 15, 1879 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 

Present— Aid. Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, Phelps 
Clark. Mallory, Grannis, Turner, McAuley, Cul- 
lerton, Altpeter, McNally, Riordan, Lawler,Pur- 
cell, Smyth, Peevey, Eiszner. McNurney, 
Throop, Swift, Rawleigh, Everett,Knopf,Thomp- 
son, Stauber, Lorenz, Waldo, Meyer, (I5ih Ward) 
Wetterer, Meier, H6th Ward) McCaffrey, Bar- 
rett, Jonas. McCormick, and His Honor the 
Mayor. 

Absent— None. 

His Honor the Mayor not being present at the 
opening of the Council, Aid. Lawler moved that 
Aid. McCaffrey take the chair. 

The motion prevailed 

MINUTES. 

Aid. Lawler moved that the minutes of the 
regular meeting held September 8th, 1879, be ap- 
proved without being read. 

The motion prevailed. 



By unanimous consent, Aid Lawler presented 
a resolution authorizing the Superintendent of 
the Water Department to remit the penalty for 
non-payment of water rates, etc., which was 

Referred to the Committee on Fire and Water. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Altpeter present- 
ed a remonstrance against allowing the Chicago 
and Western Indiana Railroad Company to lay 
tracks north of Fourteenth street, which was 

Laid over temporarily. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Altpeter pre- 
sented a reinonstranc • against the passage of 
the or linance concerning ihe Chicago and West- 
em Indiana Kailroad Company, which was 

Laid over temporarily. 



By unanimous consent, Aid. Rawleigh pre- 
sented the petition of the Furst & Bradley Man- 
ufacturing Co. for permission to run a wire cable 
across Jefferson street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, W. 1>. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Barrett presented 
a petition for the improvement of Bremer street 
from Oak street to Division street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, N. D. 

By unanimous consent, Aid Barrett presented 
orders authorizing the paving of Wesson street 
between Chicago avenue and Oak street, by pri- 
vate contract, and moved their passage 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Fea.s--Sanders, Ballard, Phelps, Mallory, Tur- 
ner McAuley, Cullerton, Altpeter. McNally 
Riordan, Lawler,Piircell,Snivth, Peevey. Throop 
Swift, Rawleigh, Everett, Knopf, Thompson,' 
Stauber, Lorenz, Waldo, Mever, (15th Ward) 
Wetterer. Meier. (l6thWard)McCaffre\ , Barrett 
Jonas, McCormick— 30. 

Nays— None 

The following are the orders as passed : 

Whereas, a large majority of the propertv 
owners on Wesson street, between the north line 
of Chicago avenue and the soutli line of Oak 
street, have signed a contract and agreed with 
Peter Swauson to grade and pave said Wesson 
street with six inch cedar blocks on one inch 
«ound pine board, using lake shore gravel- and 
whereas, said owners are very desirous that said 
work be done assoo i as nossible. therefore he it 

Ordered, That the Department of Public 
Works be and they are hereby directed to issue 
a permit to Peter Swanson to grade and pave 
said vVes-on street from the north lire of Chi- 
cago avenue to the south line of Oak street • and 
be it further 



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Ordered. That the Department of PublicWorks 
be and they are hereby directed to prepare and 
send to this Conned an ordinance lor grading 
and paving said Wesson street in front of the 
lots within said limits and not embraced in said 
private contract ; and be it further 
Ordered, That the Department of Public Works 
are hereby authorized to enter into a contract 
with the said Peter Swanson for the paving and 
grading in front of the lots not embraced in said 
private contract, and being on Wesson street, 
between Chicago avenue and Oak street, at the 
price mentioned in said private contract, paya- 
ble from the special assessment to be levied for 
said work when collected. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Barrett presented 
an order directing the completion of the curb 
walls on Wesson street, between Chicago ave- 
nue and Oak street, and moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Whereas, a large majority of the property 
owners on Wesson street, between Chicago ave- 
nue and Oak street, are desirous to have said 
Wesson street, between the north line of Chicago 
avenue and the south line of Oak street, imme- 
diately graded and paved ; and whereas a por- 
tion of the curbing on said Wesson street within 
said limits nas not yet been built ; be it there- 
fore 

Ordered, That the Department of Public Works 
be and are hereby directed to immediately com- 
plete and finish the building of the curbing on 
said Wesson street within the limits aforesaid. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Rawleigh presented 
a petition for the improvement of Wood street, 
between VanBuren street and Harrison street, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, W. D. 

By unanimous consent. Aid. Mallory present- 
ed a petition for macadamizing Calumet avenue, 
from Thirty-first street to Douglas avenue, which 
was 

Referred to the Department of Public Works 
with instructions to prepare an ordinance. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Purceh, presented 
an order directing the Department of Public 
Works to prepare an ordinance for sidewalk on 
Clinton street, from Twelfth street to VanBuren 
street, and moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and is hereby directed to prepare an 
ordinance, and send to th s Council, for sidewalk 
on both sid^s of Clinton street, between Twelfth 
street and VanBuren street. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. McAuley present- 
ed an rder directing the Department of Public 
Works to prepare ordinances for sidewalks on 
Thirty-eighth street, Dashiel street, and Emerald 
avenue, and moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Department of PublicWorks 
be and is hereby directed to prepare and send to 
this Council, at its next regular meeting, proper 
ordinances for sidewalks on the souibside of 
Thirty-eighth street, from Emerald avenue to 
Halsted sireet ; on both sides of Dashiel street, 
from Thirty-seventh street to Egan avenue ; on 
both sines of Emerald avenue, from Thirty- 
fourth street to Egan avenue. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Cullerton pre- 
sented a petition for a sewer on Brown street, 
from Nineteenth street to Twentieth street, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, W. D. 



By unanimous consent, Aid. Dixon presented 
an. order repealing ordinance and annulling 
assessment for improvmeuc of Jackson street, 
and moved its psasage. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Teas— Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, Phelps, Clark, 
Mallory, Grannis, Turner, McAuley, Altpeter, 
McNally, Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, 
Peevey, Throop, Swift, Rawleigh, Everett, 
Knopf, Thompson, Stauber, Lorenz, Waldo, 
Meyer, (15th Ward) Wetterer, Meier, (leth 
Ward) McCaffrey, Barrett, Jonas, McCorrnick 
—32. 

Nays— None. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Whereas, the owners of property on Jackson 
street, between Clark and Dearborn streets, are 
paving said street by private contract, it is 
hereby 

Ordered, that the ordinance for the curbing 
and paving of said Jackson street, ordered May 
17, 1878. and confirmed September 12, 1878, War- 
rant No. 3190, and the assessment for the same 
is hereby repealed and annulled. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Cullerton present- 
the petition of Daniel W. Fuller for payment of 
bill of Dr. Baxter, for services rendered him on 
account of injuries received while in the servfee 
of the city, which was 

Referred to the Corporation Counsel for an 
opinion as to the liability of the city. 

' By unanimous consent, Aid. Everett presented 
an order authorizing the paving of West Monroe 
street, from Robey street to Oakley avenue, by 
private contract, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, W. D. 

His Honor tire Mayor in the Chair. 

His Honor the Mayor presented the following 
veto of the ordinance concerning the Chicago 
and Western Indiana Railroad Co. 

Mayor's Office, I 
Chicago, Sept. 15, 1879. y 
To the Honorable the City Council of the Oity of 
Chicago • 

Gentlemen :— I herewith return to you with- 
out my approval the ordinance entitled " Or- 
dinance concerning Chicago and Western India- 
na Railroad," passed September 8, 1879, for the 
following reasons : 

This ordinance grants to said railroad company 
the right to lay down, maintain and operate a 
railroad, with one or more tracks, along a 
route '• commencing at the southern boundary 
line of the city of Chicago, at some point within 
one hundred feet of the west line of Stewart 
avenue, thence northward over such lots, lands, 
and property as the said company now owns, or 
hereafter may acquire by lease, purchase, con- 
demnation or otherwise, parallel to said St» wart 
avenue to tbe intersection of Grove street and 
said Stewart avenue.—-" This covers a distance 
of a little more than one mile, lhe blocks along 
this long distance are generally so subdivided, 
that the lots front north and south, and have 
each a widi h of about twenty-five feet. Stewart 
avenue is entirely covered by the tracks of the 
Pittsburgh, Fort Wayne and Chicago railroad. 
The ordinance does not make it obligatory upon 
the company to acquire the whole of said one 
hundred feet. 

This company may, therefore, at first acquire 
only the west ti t of lots or the west twenty-five 
feet. This would. 1 e sufficient for a double- 
track road. The owners of the remaining three 
tiers of lots, for over one mile, would be left be- 
tween the upper and nether mill-stone, and 
would be forced to sell their lots at such prices 
as the company would choose to offer, or to seek 
redress through tedious and expensive litigation. 
These owners are general y poor people, and 



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illy able to bear the expense and delay neces- 
sarily attending lawsuits. the ordinance 

should have made it a condition precedent that 
the company should acquire the entire one hun- 
dred feet. 

From the intersection of Stewart avenue with 
Grove street, at or about Twenty-first street, the 
ordinance grants to said company a free, roving 
license, to wander ov r some three hundred ana 
fifty acres of densely-populated and thickly built 
territory, and to lay down its one or more tracks, 
with such switches, sidings and turnouts as it 
may deem necessary, over such lots, lands and 
property as it now owns, or hereafter may ac- 
quire by lea.se, purchase, condemnation, or other- 
wise, unto such terminus as if may establish be- 
tween Sixteenth and VanBuren streets, and be- 
tween State street ana the South branch of the 
Chicago river. 

After leaving Grove street, going northward, 
the rights of the company, under this ordinance, 
are no longer confined or limited to one hun- 
dred feet in width. It may acquire and operate 
its road upon such lots and lands as it may ac- 
quire, and for any width it may deem proper. 
Its own will is its only limitation ; its will can be 
measured only by its hopes of profit. The ordi- 
nance gives it the right to admit along its line 
otner roads. These several roads may need, or 
deem they need, several tracks each. Each 
road will need its freight depots, into which it 
must run a double track with switches, sidings 
and turnouts. Thus there may be ten, twenty 
or even fifty different tracks, and the city author- 
ities, with this ordinance staring them in the 
face, would be powerless to forbid or prohibit. 
There would be no other limitation than what a 
court might decree, and construe as reasonable 
or unreasonable. Audit must be remembered 
that the? one Hundred feet south of Grove street 
is sufficient for four double-track roads ; and 
i is known that the design of the corporators of 
this road i> to let into the city under this franch- 
ise at least three roads. 

To understand how many tracks and what 
width of space a railroad desires in the neighbor- 
hood of its freight depots you only have t < r ■- 
member that the Chicago, Burlington & Qulncy 
Railroad at Sixteenth street, and the Northwest- 
ern at Kinzie street, each occupies a space of 
several hundred feet wiae and for a length equal 
to the distance from Sixteenth to VanBuren 
streets. Each road let in under the ordinance 
would like as much, ana will condemn and take 
as long as it thinks it needs 

In making and locating freight depots it has an 
entirely free, riving license. It may cross and 
recross any and all streets between Sixteenth 
and VanBuren streels and west of State street. 
It surely cannot be claimed that the benefits to 
be conferred by this road and its copartners will 
be so great that an ar.-ja fourteen blocks long 
and eight wide should be handed over for its 
uses. 

The corporator; of this road are few, and, I 
am informed, have no great available responsi- 
bility, and are but the straw representatives of 
far more powerful persons, who will reap the 
rich harvest this ordinance will offer and yet es- 
cape the responsibilities and liabilities it will en- 
tail. The road and its present and prospective 
property are burdened by a mortgage fully cov- 
ering its value, When 'it pushes to VanBuren 
street, and has damaged a thousand property- 
owners to a million of dollars, where will they 
look for redress? They will vainlv appeal to a 
soiiiiess corporation ; they will siie, and after 
hearLsickness and expense, they will obtain 
judgment, and find executions worthless. There 
will l)e but one consolation left, and that we will 
bear; that only consolation will le in curses- 
loud, deep, and long— upon the City Government 
which hinded them over bound band and foot 
to the tender mercies of their destrovers. 

We know not what exact route this company 
will choose in m irching into the vita s .of the 
city. Its attorneys t'll me they intend to ao- 



proach along Third avenue and the extension of 

Dearborn street. Accept that as the route, and 
look at the effect. It will cross Clark sireet and 
Fourth avenue at a long oblique, vvitli its one or 
more tracks, perhaps a dozen or even twenty. 
It will cross over thirteen east and west streets, 
with us main tracks more or less obliquely, and 
with its swit lies, turnouts, and approaches into 
freight depots. Each of the other roads coming 
m under its franchise will do the same. Eacn 
will feel but one restraint, and that will be its 
own economies. Clark street and Fourth avenue 
will be ruined as thoroughfares. Michigan ave- 
nue has been handed over to pleasure carriages. 
State street and Wabash avenue are largely oc- 
cupied by horse railroad tracks. The whole 
business of that vast portion of the citv south of 
Sixteenth street will be forced to being trans- 
ported over these two streets. Where will the 
city find compensation for this vast damage? 
Will a traveler or business man wishing t > come 
to Chicago come more rapidly because he 
can walk from the depot to a hotel, and thus 
save a half-dollar omnibus fare? And yet this 
is the only benefit I can see to arise from a pas- 
senger depot m the heart of the city. 

But this view of the damages to the South Di- 
vision is only partial. There are four bridge 
streets within the space to be traversed by this 
road, or these roads. The intercourse over these 
streets between the South and West Divisions 
is already great, and day bv day growing. That 
lntercouise is already greatly imperiled by the 
railroads east of the South Branch. The occu- 
pant of a vehicle seeking any of these bridges 
breathes more freely when he finds himself safe- 
ly over the many tracks he now has t > cross. 
When the many tracks shall be laid, should this 
ordinance go into effect, a few hundred feet east 
of the present railroads, the oenl to be encount- 
ered in reaching the bridges from the east or in 
reaching St.te street from the west will be of 
very grave importance. This peril can be better 
understood by looking at the present condition 
of the north and south streets crossing the Pan 
Handle and Northwestern Roads between Ash- 
land avenue and Halsted street. These roads 
he relatively to each other much as the Southern 
or Lake Shore Roads wili lie relatively to the 
Chicago and Western Indiana Road under this 
ordinance. Almost any business man will go 
several blocks out of his way rather than at- 
tempt to cross Kinzie street by any street west 
of Halsted. and no prudent person'would permit 
his family to cross them at all in a carriage driven 
by an ordinary coachman. The bridges crossing 
the South Branch afford a meagre communica- 
tion between the South and West Divisions 
Are you willing to destroy four of them? These 
are considerations of vital importance to the 
whole city. But there is another view of the 
matter which is of direct interest; to the thousand 
property-owners between the Lake Shore tracks 
and the tracks proposed bv this ordinance They 
will be fenced in on the west by the roads already 
in operation ; they will be barred from the east 
and south by the roads contemplated. Their 
property will He on an iron-bound peninsula ap- 
proached and approachable only through a nar- 
row neck at VanBuren street. This whole area v 
will be cut and carved at the will of this specu- 
lative corporation. 

Twenty odd years ago it was supposed the 
Rock Island and Lake Shore Roads would move 
off from Clark street upon their own lands on its 
west line Under this impression. Clark street 
was considered the most valuable street running 
north and south through the Sout i Division 
But these roads have fastened their grip upon 
this foredoomed stiect. For over twenty years 
property-owners on it and on the adjacent, 
streets have been appealing to the Citv Council 
for relief. Their prayers have been unavailing 
and Clark street, south of Harrison. has degener- 
ated into a fourth-class street. The matter is 
now again before the Council, and the oppressed 
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not be entirely deaf to their prayer. Even now, 
a person going south to Archer avenue will go 
several blocks out of his way to escape the dan- 
cers these roads throw along his path. 

If you permit this ordinance to go into effect ; 
if you hand it over to this corporation to be 
crossed and recrossed by its many trades, then 
you may as well erect barriers at its two ends 
and cali it a railroad alley. Fourth avenue and 
the streets crossing east and west will be in as 
hopeless condition as Clark street. If this ordi- 
nance becomes a law, all that large area from 
VanBuren street to Sixteenth, and west of State 
street will be as the victim within the folds of a 
boa-constrictor, crushed into an inert mass, and 
then leisurely swallowed. Gentlemen, in the 
name of all these people, already tax-burdened, 
aui m my of them struggling under heavy mort- 
gages, do not permit this thing to be done. 

The power to regulate streets and their uses 
and to locate railroads is confided by the charter 
to the Citv Council. A legislative power, it, can- 
not be delegated to any individual or individuals 
or to any corporation. It is the duty of the 
Council to prescribe the route by which a rail- 
road may enter the city. It may not be neces- 
sary that such route shall be strLctlv laid out, 
but it must be reasonably certain. It will be 
claimed that such reasonable certainty is found 
in this ordinance— that it is between State street 
and the river. At one point (Twenty-first street) 
this is about half a mile, and at VanBuren street 
a third of a mile. Within this wide area this 
ordinance delegates to the corporation the power 
to locate its road. Suppose it had said that the 
road should be located somewhere between 
Western avenue and State street? Would it be 
claimed that such limits would have been a defi- 
nite location? Is not half a mile too wide a 
range, and has not the Council thereby delegated 
its own powers to fix the line to the said railroad 
company? I think it has : and, if so, then ac- 
cording 'to the best authorities the first section 
of the ordinance is void. 

The seventh section of the ordinance permits 
and requires the Chicago and Western Indiana 
Railroad Company to allow other railways to 
enjoy the privileges thereby granted, and says 
that anv damages accruing to property-owners 
bv reason of the operation of said railroads shall 
be he'd jointly answerable for such damages. 
This provision 'is clearlv void, and no ordinance 
can be approved containing such provision. 

I think, genthmen, in your laudable anxiety 
to open Chicago's doors to the world of traffic, 
you have not with sufficient care read the de- 
signs of the corporators of this road, nor have 
vou seen into their true character. To me it is 
clearly a speculative ring of proportions more 
colossal than anv other which ever acquired 
foothold in our citv. Several roads are knocking 
at our doors for admission. This ordinance will 
give to these shrewd gentlemen a bonanza, with 
millions in it. Thev will sell a right of way to 
the Grand Trunk for a million or more, ana 
probablv do as well by some other road kings 
are alike destructive to healthy trade and to 
good morals It should be our duty to crush 
them out on principle, and to forego a substantial 
I benefit rather than appear to foster them. No 
one more clearlv sees imr more willuvly acknowl- 
edges Chicago's" indebtedness to railroads than 
I but I a'so~see the indebtedness of railroads to 
Chicago. Kailroads have built the city to a large 
extent, but the moment a bankrupt railroad has 
obtained an entrance into the city at that mo- 
ment it becomes a prosperous concern. "All 
roads lead to Home," wsrt the old proud boast of 
that citv. We can boast that all railroads wish 
toleadtoChica"0. Let us give them facilities, 
but let us be guarded that we do not permit 
them to trample under foot thousands of our 
lvnost people ; and let us not permit them to 
fast mi their corporate, daws upon our very en 
trails. What great benefit can Chicago derive 
from giving to this road a passenger depot in the 
very heart of the city? Our people do not live 



in this heart. If they wish to make a journey 
do they choose a road simply because of its de- 
pot being in the city's centre? Will a traveler 
or businessman, wishing to visit Chicago, come 
any sooner because he can walk from the depot 
to his hotel, or will he be deterred from coming 
because he will have a naif-mile or a mile ride 
in an omnibus? Will he sleep any more sound- 
ly because night shall be made hideous by the 
constant ringing of the bell of a switch-engine 
or by the escaping of the steam from such an 
engine in the center of the city? In fine, where 
will our people find compensation for the de- 
struction of some three hundred acres of popu- 
lous and densely-built part of the South Divis- 
ion? Simply in the ability of a new set of roads 
to more ably compete with some other roads by 
erecting a grand depot at Van Buren street as 
an advertisement to be lithographed upon the 
time-tables and placards it shall spread over the 
land. Will Chicago's business be increased by 
the picture of a few shrewd speculators driving 
their juggernautic car over the ruined fortunes 
of a thousand or more of hard-working owners 
of property between State street and the east 
branch of the Chicago river? ■ In olden time the 
Evil One overtook Him who was without guile 
upon a high mountain and tempted Him with 
the world in view. These corporators would 
take us upon a high place- to exhibit to us the 
exorbitance of their own rapacity. Let us resist 
the peculiar temptation and bid them get behind 
us. Gentlemen, if not taken hence before your 
t me. some of vou will see Chicago a city of a 
million. The struggle then will not be to get rail- 
roads into the heart of the city, but to force those 
now m to seek more remote localities or to enter 
on a few given lines,— say one each on the South 
and North Sides and two on the West. In cities 
built on high ground railroads are already enter- 
ing by tunnels. In low-lying cities they are 
entering on elevated tracks. In London they 
enter in both ways, according to the law of the. 
land. In Rotterdam they enter by an arched 
way over the citv. This must ultimately be done 
by some of the roads in Chicago, and, to make it 
practicable, the different roads must, as far as 
possible, be forced to common lines of entrance 
so as to permit the construction of viaducts over 
streets, to enable them to enter on elevated via- 
ducts. The first syst m will be difficult for the 
roads now entering on the east line of the Chi- 
cago river. It will certainly be impossible to lift 
the numerous streets running north and south 
between T we nt v -first and Van Buren, State and 
the river, so as to span bv viaducts the two lines 
of roads now located and to be located by this 
ordinance. Wh-n the time comes for forcing 
the various railroads to build viaducts, and for 
that purnose to unite on some common lines, the 
difficulty will be increased in proportion to the 
number having foothold. Like Hugo's cutth fish, 
railroad corporations have fearfully prehensile 
tentacles. When once fastened, no ordinary- 
task can remove them. The City Council should 
be guarded not to place the city within the grasp 
of more of the monsters than is absolutely ne- 
ces s ar 

lam informed authoritatively that the Dan- 
ville & Vincennes Kailroad, of which the Chicago- 
& Western Indiana is only another name, as- 
sumed to escape former liabilities, has been 
offered an entrance along the Illinois Central, 
and that a, like offer was made to the Wabash. 
Why. then, the necessity of destroying so large 
a portion of the South DivMonas this ordinance 
allows? There can be but one answer, and that 
is to enable a small ring to make a few millions 
out of th* hard earnings nf 1 e masses. 

There should certainly be not more than three 
passenger depots in Chicago,— one in the South, 
one in the North; s»-mj one in the West Division 
The one in the South should be on the lake v'th 
approaches over the water. It would, indeed, 
be better if there were but one other in the en- 
tire city, and tli-'t one located on the wesi 1) , k 
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enter on lines contiguous to the river, so as to 
permit ;i complete and thorough system ot via- 
ducts starving from the various bridges, which 
are necessarily elevated, ami then spanning over 
all the roads which enter the common depot. 
Then trains could come in at a rapid pace with- 
out endangering life or limb, and the loss caused 
by the stoppage of many thousands of people 
and vehicles by passing trains would be avoided. 
The stoppage by a traiii of a business wagon for 
five minutes is a small loss. But several thou- 
sands, or even hundreds, of such delays aggre- 
gate a vast tax upon our people. The city could 
better afford to do away, with Canal street, from 
Madison to Adams or Van Buren, so as to permit 
a large union depot to he erected, and then to 
force the Lake Shore, Rock Island & Burlington 
Roads to enter in upou it, and to concentrate 
their tracks, than to permit itself to be indefin- 
itely carved up as this ordinance permits. 

Some such system must soon be ad pted. 

Let us not/ then, throw additional impedi- 
ments in the way of its consummation by adding 
another vested right to be broken. 

It is said the Grand Trunk desires to enter by 
this line That road will not cease its efforts if 
this ordinance should make the northern ter- 
minus as far south as Twelfth street, or even at 
Sixteenth. The roads now penetrating to the 
heart of the citv have found it to their profit to 
have depots farther out. Those entering over 
the lake have a depot at Twent* -second street ; 
those coming to Van Buren street have a depot 
south of Archer avenue. Give to the Grand 
Trunk, the Wahasfa, and to the Western Indiana 
Roads the right to enter along Stewart avenue 
to Sixteenth or to Twelfth street under proper 
terms, and you need not fear that they will avoid 
Chicago because they cannot penetrate to its 
heart. 

Gentlemen, hy refusing to aive your sanction 
to this great injustice, I believe vou will merit 
and obtain the thanks of thousands of our good 
people, and will benefit the whole city. 
Respectfully submitted. 

Carter IL Harrison, 

Mayor. 

Aid, Rawleigh moved to reconsider the vote 
by which the ordinance concerning the Chicago 
and Western Indiana Railroad Co. was passed. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas— Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, Phelps, Clark, 
Mallory, Grannis, Turner, McAuley, Cullerton, 
McNal'ly, Riordan, Lawler, Purc'ell, Smyth, 
Peevey, McNurney, Throop, Swift, Rawleigh, 
Everett, Knopf, Thompson. Stauber, Lorenz, 
Waldo, Meyer.(15th Ward) Wetterer, Meier,(l«th 
Ward) McCaffrey, Barrett, Jonas, McCormick 
—33. 

Nays— Altpeter, Eiszner.— 2. 

Aid. Rawleigh moved that the ordinance con- 
cerning the Chicago and Western Indiana Rail- 
road Company be passed, the vet - of the Mayor 
to the contrary notwithstanding. 

Aid. McCormick called for the previous ques- 
tion and the call was sustained, by yeas and nays 
as follows : 

Yea*- Sanders. 3Clark, Mallory, Grannis, Culler - 
ton. McNally, R iord in, Pureed. Smyth, Peevey, 
Eiszner, McNurney. Throop. Bawleigh, Everett, 
Knopf. Thompson. Waldo, Wetterer, McCaffrey, 
Barrett, Jonas, McCormick— 23. 

Nay*— Dixon, Ballard, Pheps. Turner, McAu- 
ley, Altpeter. Lawler, Swift, Stauber, l.orenz. 
.Meyer, OsthWard) Meier, (16th Ward)— 12. 

The question then b-'ing on the motion of Aid. 
Rawleigh, the yeas and nays were taken and 
the ordinance was u assed, the veto of the Mayor 
to the contrary notwithstanding, by the follow- 
ing vote : 

Feox--Dixon, Sanders. Ballard, Phelps, Clark, 
Mallory, Grannis, Turner, McAuley, Cullerton, 
McNaliy, Riordan, Lawler, Purc'ell, Smyth, 
Peevey, Eiszner, McNurney, Throop, Swift, 



Rawleigh, Everett. Knopf, Thompson, Waldo, 
Wetterer, McCaffrey, Barrett,5Jonas, McCormick 
-30. 

Nays —Altpeter, Stauber, Lorenz. Meyei, (15th 
Ward) Meier,(l6th Ward)— 5. 

For ordinance as passed seepages 173 and 174. 

His Honor the Mayor submitted the following- 
veto of the action of the Council concerning 
granite for columns and pilasters of the City 
Hall . 
To the Hon. the City Council of the City 6f 

Chicago: 

Gentlemen :— herewith return to you.with- 
out my approval, the report of your Committee 
on Public Buildings, to which was referr. d the 
proposition of Thoinlinson & Reed to substitute 
gianite for blue Bedford stone foi the columns 
and pilasters of the City-Hall Building for the 
sum of .$108,500, which report was adopted Sept. 
8, 1879. Mv reasons therefore are as follows : 

Said report states that the said Committee, not 
being fully advised with reference totiie matter, 
visited the quarries at Bedford. Ind., whence the 
stone is to be taken for said City-Hall, as origin- 
ally designed, ami, after thorough inspection of 
the quarries, found that the blue Bedford stone 
necessary to construct the columns and pilasters 
could not be. obtained in sufficient quantity and 
of sufficient, magnitude, w th uniform color and 
appearance ; said Committee therefore recom- 
mended that the proposition of Thoinlinson and 
Reed to substitute Fox Island or some other 
granite of same color and quality for the main 
columns and plasters for the new City Hall in 
place of Bedford stone be accepted, and that 
the Department of Public Work-i he instructed 
to contract with them for the same at a price not 
greater th n that proposed by them 

The report is evidently based upon the infor- 
mation obtained by visiting the quarries, that 
the stone, in conformity with the contract, could 
not be obtained for the columns and pilasters. 
The visit to said quarries was mad' at the ex- 
pense of the contractors, and, 1 am informed, at 
their request. 

If this report be true, then it becomes the right 
and duty of the Mayor, under the stone contract, 
to declare the contract, as far as the furnishing 
said columns and pilasters, forfeited, and to re- 
let the same. If it be the will of the Council said 
reletting should be for grai ite to conform to the 
columns and pilasters of the county building. 

Under the charter, no contract for work or 
other public improvement, the cost .of which is 
greater than $500, can be made, except by letting 
to the lowest responsible bidder. The Council 
can, by a two-thirds vote, dispense with adver- 
tising. To make a contract in "violation of that 
mandate of the charter would not be binding 
upon the citv. 

But, even if it were strictly legal to make the 
contract, for substituting the gianite for the lime- 
stone, it would be wholly improper to give said 
contractor tl e sum of $ios.500. During the past 
week the Commissioner of Public Works and I 
have had several conferences with Messrs.Thom- 
linson & Reed, and Mr Hinsdale, who is now as- 
sociated with them in finishing the stone con- 
tract. We learned from them that the offer to 
make the substitution for the additional price of 
$108,M)0 was based upon the following facts : Mr. 
Hinsdale, who is interested in a granite quarry 
and works, agree to furnish said contractors the 
granite columns and pilasters on the site of the 
building for $130000. They figured that they 
could allow for the Bedford stone pilasters and 
columns $21,500, thus leaving the sum of $108,500 
to be paid them for the substitution. Now I have 
in mv possession the proposition < f a responsible 
granite company to furnish the columns and pil- 
asters of a color and quality to conform to the 
same in the County Building on the site at a price 
not greater than $75,000, deducting therefrom 
$21,500. there, would be ieftnot more than $53,500, 
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between that amount and the sum demanded 
by Thomlinson & lieed, the sum of $52,500. 

But I have reason to believe that it fair coin- 
petition should be had the saving would leach 
160,000. 1 am also informed, on good authority, 
that a year ago hist spring these parties offered 
to make this substitu ion lor #58,000, and that the 
original figures are to be found. Again, by cal- 
culations made in the Department of Public 
Works, 1 am led to believe that the price of the 
Bedford stone columns and pilasters, delivered 
on the site, is nearer $40,000 than $ 21,500. 

If these gentlemen cannot furnish Bedford 
stone for said columns and pilasters in accord- 
ance with the contract, which is that they be in 
three lengths and of even color, then the remedy 
is in the hands of the Mavor and Commissioner 
of Public Works, under the terms of the con- 
tract, and an equitable arrangement can be 
made with said contractors, which will be in 
accordance with the wishes of the Council and 
fair and just to Thomlinson & Reed 

If it be the will of th Council that granite 
should be substituted for the dark Bedford stone, 
then I would respectfully sug est that the Coun- 
cil pass a resolution to that effect, and instruct- 
ing the Mayor and Commissioner of Public 
Works to come to an equitable arrangement, in 
accordance tin re with, with said contractors, 
and get bids as soon as practicable for furnish- 
ing the same on the site, the said Thomlinsou & 
Keed to set the same. 

.Respectfully submitted, 

Carter H. Harrison, 

Mayor. 

Aid. Dixon moved to reconsider the vote by 
which the report was concurred in. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Dixon moved that the report be concurred 
in, the veto of the Mayor to the contrary not- 
withstanding. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas— None. 

Nays— Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, Phelps, Clark, 
Malldry, Grannis, Turner, McAuley, Cullerton, 
Altpeter, Riordan. Lawler. Purcell, Smyth, ?ee- 
vey, Eiszner, McNurney, Throop, Swift, Raw- 
leigh, Everett, Knopf, Thompson, Stauber, Lo- 
renz, Waldo, Meyer, (15th Ward) Wetterer, 
Meier, (16th Ward) McCaffrey, Barrett, Jonas, 
McCormick— 34. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Swift presented a 
resolution concerning the use of granite for col- 
umns and pilasters of the new City Hall, and 
moved its adoption. 

Aid. Ballard moved that the resolution be laid 
on the table. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas— Ballard, Altpeter, Lawler, Stauber, 
Lorenz, Meyer, (15th Ward) Meier, (16th Ward) 
—7. 



M ays— Dixon, Sanders, Phelps, Clark, Mal- 
lory, Grannis, Turner. McAuley Cullerton, Me- 
Naily. Riordan, Purcell, Smyth," Peevey, Eiszner. 
McNurney, Throop, Swift', Rawleigli, Everett, 
Knopf, Thompson, Waldo, Wetterer, AicCaffrey, 
Barrett. Jonas— 27. 

Aid Cullerton called for the previous question, 
and the call was sustained 

The question then being on the adoption of the 
resolution, it was agreed to by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Teas— Sanders, Ballard, Phelps, Clark, Gran- 
nis, McAuley, Cuilerton, Altpeter, MeiSUlly, 
Riordan, Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, Eiszner, Mc- 
Nurney, Throop, Swift, Rawleigli, Everett. 
Knopf, Thompson, Waldo, Meyer, (15th Ward) 
Wetterer, McCaffrey, Barrett. Jonas— 27. 

Nays— Dixon, Lawler, Stauber, Lorenz. Meier, 
(16th Ward > -5. 

The following are the resolut ; ons as adopted : 

Resolved, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works is hereby authorized and directed to im- 
mediately enter into negotiations with Messrs. 
Thomlinson &Reed for the purpose of procuring 
the consent of said firm to the substitution of 
granite columns and pilasters in lieu of the col- 
umns and pilasters of dark Bedford stone, now 
provided for in their contract with the city, and 
also for the purpose of settling and agreeing 
with the said firm upon the proper sum of money 
to deduct from their contract with the city for 
cut-stone work on account of such changes in 
said columns and pilasters ; and be it further 

Resolved, Should said Commissioner procure 
the consent of said Thomlinson & Reed to such 
change, and agree with them upon the sum of 
money to be deducted from their said contract 
by reason thereof, then said Commissioner is 
authorized and instructed to immediately there- 
upon advertise for bids for granite columns and 
pilasters for the new City Hall of such color, 
kind, and quality that the same shall conform in 
appearance to the columns and pilasters used 
upon the county portion of said building, and to 
let such work to the lowest responsible bidder 
complying with the terms of such advertisement. 

ADJOURNMENT. 

Aid. Swift moved that the Council do now ad- 
journ. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas— Ballard, Phelps, Mallory, Crannis, Tur- 
ner, McAuley. Cullerton, Riordan, Peevey, Eisz- 
ner, McNurney, Throop, Swift, Everett, Thomp- 
son. Stauber, Lorenz, Meyer, (15th Ward) Wet- 
terer, Meier. (16th Ward) Barrett--21. 

Nays— Dixon, Sanders, Clark, Altpeter, Mc- 
Nallv, Lawler. Purcell, Smyth, Rawleigli, Knopf, 
Waldo, McCaffrey, Jonas— 13. 

And the Council stood adjourned. 

P. J. HOWARD. 

City Clerk. 



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CITY COUNCIL 



REGULAR MEETING. 



SIEIPTISIMIIBJEIEa 22 7 1879 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 

Present— Aid. Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, Clark, 
Mallory, Grannis, Turner, McAuley, Cullerton, 
Altpeter, McNally, Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, 
Smyth, Peevey, Eiszner, Throop, Swift, Raw- 
leigh, Everett, Knopf, Thompson. Stauber, Lor- 
enz, Waldo, Meyer, (15th Ward)Wetterer, Meier, 
(16th Ward) McCaffrey, Barrett, Jonas. Mc- 
Cormick. 

Absent— Aid. Phelps, McNurney, and His 
Honor the Mayor. 

Aid. McCaffrey in the chair. 



Aid. Thompson moved that the minutes of 
the regular meeting held September 15th, 1879, be 
approved without being read. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Clerk presented communications from His 
Honor the Mavor covering names of persons 
pardoned from' the House of Correction during 
the weeks ending September 13th and September 
20th, 1879, respectively, which were 

Placed on file. 

The Clerk presented a communication from 
Sr. Borromeo, O. S. D. , concerning the pound in 
the North Division, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Health and 
County Relations. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. McNally present- 
ed the petition of J. C. McMullin, General Mana- 
ger of the C, A. & St. L. R. R , for permission to 
erect an oil warehouse, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Fire and Water. 



By unanimous consent, Aid. McNally pre- 
sented a remonstrance against granting permis- 



sion to any person to lay sidewalk on Stewart 
avenue, between Twelfth and Eighteenth 
streets, which was 
Referred to the Committee on Railroads. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Mallory pre- 
sented a petition for lamps in Groveland Park, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Gas Lights. 

By unanimous'consent, Aid. Mallory presented 
orders directing the Department of Public Works 
to prepare ordinances for macadamizing Thirtieth 
street, from Prairie avenue to L. S. & M. S. R. 
R., and for macadamizing South Park avenue, 
from Twenty-second street to Douglas avenue, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, S. D. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Everett presented 
an order concerning the petition of Henry Raut- 
man, and moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Mayor and Commissioner of 
Public Works, with the Law Department, be 
granted power to investigate and act on petition 
of Henry Rautman, introduced and referred to 
Department of Public Works, August 18, 1879. 

Aid. Throop moved that the rules be suspend- 
ed for the purpose of taking up petitions and 
communications. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Meyer presented a petition for lamp posts 
•on Blackhav/k street, from Larrabee street to 
Clybourn avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Gas Lights. 

Aid. Stauber presented an order directing the 



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City Clerk to print indexes quarterly to the 
Council proceedings, which was 
Referred to the Committee on Printing. 

Aid. Stauber presented a resolution directing 
the Department of Public Works to fill North 
Ashland avenue, from Division street to Milwau- 
kee avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, W. D. 

Aid. Stauber moved that the rules be suspend- 
ed for the purpose of taking action on the above 
resolution. 

The motion was lost by yeas and navs as fol- 
lows : 

Teas— Dixon, Sanders, Altpeter, Lawler, Pur- 
cell, Smyth, Peevey, Swift, Everett, Thompson, 
Stauber", Lorenz, Meyer, (15th Ward) Meier, (16th 
Ward) Barrett,— 15. 

Nays— Ballard, Clark, Mallory, Grannis, Tur- 
ner, McAuley, Cullerton, McNally, Riordan.Eisz- 
ner, Throop, Rawleigh, Knopf, Waldo, Wetterer, 
McCaffrey, Jonas, McCormick— 18. 

Aid Stauber presented an order for tlie ex- 
tension of the tracks of the C. W. D. Railway 
on Twelfth street to Lawndale, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, W. D. 

Aid. Stauber presented a petition for gas on 
North Carpenter street, from Milwaukee avenue 
to George street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Gas Lights. 

Aid. Stauber presented a petition for a side- 
walk on Blucher street, from Wood street to 
Moorman street, which was 

Referred to the Department of Public Works 
with instructions to prepare a proper ordinance- 
Aid. Stauber presented an order for sewer in 
North avenue, from Wood street to Milwaukee 
avenue, and on Robev street, from Milwaukee 
avenue to railroad, and moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas— Dixon, Sanders, Clark, Grannis, Turner, 
McAuley, Cullerton, Altpeter, McNally, Rior- 
dan, Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, Eiszner, 
Throop, Swift, Rawleigh, Everett, Knopf, 
Thompson, Stauber, Lorenz, Waldo, Meyer, (15th 
Ward) Wetterer, Meier, (16th Ward) McCaffrey, 
Barrett, Jonas, McCormick— 31. 
Nays— Ballard, Mallory— 2. 
The following is the order as passed : 
Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be, and the same is, hereby instructed to 
cause a proper sewer to be laid immediately on 
North avenue, from Wood street to Milwaukee 
avenue, and on Robey street, from Milwaukee 
avenue north to the railroad track. 

Aid Stauber presented an order making rebate 
to Henry Fniln on his saloon license, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Licenses. 

\ld Stauber presented an order for water on 
^Za^^S^e on Fire and Water. 

&id Stauber presented an order for gas on 
Bitten avenue, from Milwaukee avenue to Di- 
vision street, which was 

Referred to Committee on Gas Lights. 

St SefenedtEcom m itt6CO„ Fire and Water. 

D ktfee e KSmitteeon Streets and A.- 
leys, W. D. 



Aid. Stauber presented a petition for gas on 
Ayers court, which was 
Referred to the Committee on Gaslights. 

Aid. Stauber presented an order for gas on 
Division street, from Milwaukee avenue to New- 
ton street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Gas Lights. 

Aid. Stauber presented an order for sidewalk 
on Fullerton avenue, from Elston avenue to the 
bridge, and for a sewer on Holt avenu \ from 
Wabansia avenue to North avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, W. D. 

Aid. Stauber presented an order for water on 
North Rob^y street and Cordtlandt street, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Fire and Water. 

Aid. Stauber presented an order for gas on 
Emma street and on Wade street, which was 
Referred to the Committee on Gas Lights. 

Aid. Stauber presented an ordinance repealing 
an ordinance concerning the paving of streets 
by private contract, which was 

'Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

Aid. Stauber presented an order for sidewalk 
on Fullerton avenue, from Elston avenue to the 
bridge, and moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be, and the same is, hereby instructed to 
prepare a proper ordin nice for sidewalk on Ful- 
lerton avenue, from Elston avenue to the bridge. 

Aid. Thompson presented an order for side- 
walk on Tolman street, from Lake street to 
Fulton street, and moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Department of PublicWorks 
be, and are, hereby directed to prepare an ordi- 
nance for a sidewalk on Tolman street, from 
Lake street to Fulton street . 

Aid. Thompson presented a petition for the 
improvement of Huron street, from Central 
Park avenue to Avers avenue, which was 

Referred to the Department of Public Works 
for a proper ordinance. 

Aid. Rawleigh presented an ordinance author- 
izing the laving of pipes in the streets for the 
purpose of lighting the same with " Springer's 
Pneumatic Light/' which was 

Referred to the Committee on Gas Lights. 

Aid. Rawleigh presented a petition of Mrs. 
John Frinkand John W. Bennett for compensa- 
tion for damages to property adjoining Sebor 
street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Wharves and 
Public Grounds. 

Aid Throop presented the petition of lumber 
dealers for amendment to the ordinance con- 
cerning the piling of lumber, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Fire and Water_ 

Aid. Throop presented an order directing that 
prosecutions of lumber dealers be withheld, etc., 

W Referred to the Committee on Fire and Water. 
Aid Ballard moved that the rules be suspend- 
ed for the purpose of taking action on the above 

° The motion was lost by yeas and nays asfol- 

l0 F?as-Dixon. Ballard, CI -«k, Mallory Grannis, 
Cullerton, McNally, Riordan. Purcell,. Smyth, 
Peev'v. Eiszner, Throop, Swift, Bavvleigh, Ev- 
erett Knopf, Thompson, Lorenz, McCattrey-20. 



Sept. 22. 



187 



[1879 . 



JVays— Sanders. Turner, McAuley, Altpeter, 
Lawler. Stauber, Waldo, Meyer, (15th Ward) 
Wetterer, Meier, (16th Ward) Barrett, Jonas, 
McCormick— 13. 

Aid. Waldo moved that the Committee be in- 
structed to report at the next regular meeting, 
and that it be made the special order for 8.30 
o'clock p. m. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Teas— Dixon, Ballard. Clark, Mallory, Grannis, 
Cullerton, Alrpeter, McNally, Riordan, Purcell, 
Smyth. Peevey, Eiszner, Throop, Kawleigh, Ev- 
erett. Knopf, Thompson. Waldo, Wetterer, Mc- 
Caffrey, Barrett, Jonas, McCormick— 24. 

Nays— Sanders, Turner, McAuley, Lawler, 
Stauber. Lorenz, Meyer, (15th Ward)--7. 

Aid. Everett presented an order for sidewalk 
on Washington street, from Staunton street to 
Rockwell street, and moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Department of PublicWorks 
be, and they are, hereby ordered to prepare and 
send to this Council a proper ordinance for side- 
walk on the south side of Washington street, 
from Staunton street to Rockwell street. 

Aid. Throop presented an order for water 
main on south side of Bickerdike square, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Fire and Water. 

All. Throop presented an order for sidewalk 
on Carroll avenue, from Curtis street to St. 
John's place, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, W. D. 

Aid. Smyth presented thepetiti >n of Wieboldt 
& Muller for permission to erect a bridge gate at 
Lake street bridge, and moved that the praver of 
the petition be granted. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Purcell presented an order for sidewalk 
on Taylor sireet, from Halsted street to Canal 
street, and moved its passage. 

Tne motion prevailed. 

Tne following is the order as pass >d : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be, and is, hereby directed to prepare 
ordinance and send to this Council for sidewalk 
on botn sides of Taylor street, between Halsted 
street and Canal street. 

Aid. Lawler presented a petition for sidewalk 
on William street, from Bowery street to Aber- 
deen street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, W. D. 

Aid. Lawler presented a resolution concerning 
the construction of the City Hall, which was 
Referred to the Committee on Public Buildings. 

Aid. Lawler moved that the rules be suspended 
tor the purpose of taking action on his resolu- 
tion. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Feas-Dixon, Altpeter, McNally, Riordan, 
Lawler, Eiszner, Swift, Stauber, Lorenz, Meyer, 
(loth Ward) Meier, (16th Ward) McCaffrey, Bar- 
rett, Jonas— 14. 

Am/*— Sanders, Ballard, Clark, Mallory, Gran- 
nis, Turner, McAuley, Cullerton, Purcell, Peevey, 
ihroop, Rawleigh, Everett, Knopf, Thompson, 
Waldo, Wetterer, McCormick-18. 

A.ld. Riordan presented an order for gas on 
West Fifteenth street, from Blue Island avenue 
to Ashland avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Gas Lights. 

Aid. Cullerton presented a resolution for lamp- 



posts on Eighteenth street, from Halsted . street 
to May street, which was 
Referred to the Committee on Gas Lights, 

Aid. Turner presented an order for sidewalk 
on Butler street, from Kossuth street to Twenty- 
sixth street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, S. D. 

Aid. Turner presented a resolution for water 
on Archer avenue, from Beers street to Western 
avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Fire and Water. 

Aid. Clark presented an ordinance amending 
the ordinance concerning horse railway on Indi- 
ana avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, S. D. 

Aid. Sanders presented the petition of Mary 
E. McMahon for compensation for damages, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid Sanders presented the petition of S. R. 
Haven and Geo. W. Johnson for the opening of 
Sherman street through to Twelfth street, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys. S. I). 

Aid. Dixon presented the petition of citizens 
for construction of a bridge over the entrance to 
the La Salle street tunnel, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys. S D 

Aid. Dixon moved that the rules be suspended 
for the purpose of taking action on the above 
petition. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas— Dixon, Ballard, Mallory, Grannis, Mc- 
Auley. Cullerton, McNally. Riordan, Lawler, 
Purcell, Eiszner, Swift, Everett, Stauber, Meier, 
(Kith Ward) -icCaffrey, Jonas, McCormick— 18. 

iVays— Sanders, Turner, Altpeter, Peevey. 
Throop, Rawleigh, ^Knopf, Thompson, Lorenz, 
Waldo, Meyer, (15th Ward) Wetterer, Barrett 
—13. 

Aid. Dixon presented an order directing the 
Department of Public Works to pave one or more 
street intersections on a foundation of flagstones, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al 
leys, S D. 

Aid. Dixon moved that the rules be suspended 
for the purpose of taking action on the above 
order. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows ; two-thirds not agreeing. 

Feas-Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, Clark, Mallory, 
Grannis, Cullerton, Altpeter, Lawler, Purcell, 
Swift, Rawleigh, Everett, Knopf, Stauber, Lorenz, 
Wetterer, Meier, (16th Ward) McCaffrey, Jonas 
—20. 

Nays— Turner, McAuley, McNally, Riordan, 
Eiszner, Throop, Thompson, Waldo, Meyer, (15th 
Ward) Barrett, McCormick— 11. 

Aid. Turner moved that the rules be suspended 
for the purpose of allowing him to present two 
reports from the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, S. D. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas— Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, Clark, Grannis, 
Turner, McAuley, Altpeter, McNally, Riordan, 
Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, Eiszner, Swift, 
Rawleigh, Everett, Knopf, Thompson, Stauber. 
Lorenz, Waldo, Meyer, (15th Ward) Meier, (16th 
Ward) McCaffrey, Barrett, Jonas, McCormick 
—29. 

Nays— Mallory, Cullerton, Throop. Wetterer' 
—4. 



Sept. 22.] 



188 



1879. 



The Committee on Streets and Alleys, S. D., to 
whom was referred a petition for the improve- 
ment of Fifth avenue, between Monroe street 
and VanBuren street, submitted a report recom- 
mending that it be referred to the Department 
of Public Works with instructions to prepare a 
proper ordinance. 

Aid. Dixon moved to concur in the report. 

Ttie motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an order authorizing J B Smith & Co. to pave 
Lake street, from Fifth avenue to La Salle street, 
by private contract, submitted a report recom- 
mending its passage. 

Aid. Turner moved to concur in the report and 
pass the order. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas— Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, Clark, Mai-. 
lorv, Grannis. Turner, McAuley, Cullerton, Alt- 
peter, McNally, Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, 
Peevey, Eiszner, Throop, Swift. Rawleigh, Knopf, 
Thompson, Stauber, Lorenz, Waldo, Meyer. (15th 
Ward) Wetterer, Meier, (16th Ward) McCaffrey, 
Barrett, Jonas, McCormick— 32. 

Nays— None. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Whereas. A majority of the owners and rep- 
resentatives of the property on Lake street, 
from the east line of Fifth avenue to the west 
line of La Salle street, have entered into a con- 
tract with J. B. Smith & Co. to grade and pave 
said street with (3x7) three by seven pine blocks 
on two-inch plank, lake shore gravel and 
composition in accordance with certain specifi- 
cations in said contract, therefore be it, and it 
is. herebv 

Ordered. That the Commissioner of Public 
Works issue a permit to the said J. B. Smith & 
Co. to do said work contracted for as aforesaid 
in accordance with said contract and specifica- 
tions ; and it is further 

Ordered, That the Department of PublicWorks 
prepare and report, to this Council a proper ordi- 
nance for the making of said improvement in 
front of such lots, between said termini as are 
not included in said contract, provided that the 
costs and expenses of the same shall be paid for 
by special assessment, and the Commissioner of 
Public Works is authorized to let the last men- 
tioned work to the said J. B. Smith & Co. at the 
same rates as the work contracted for as afore- 
said, to be paid for when the assessment levied 
for that purpose shall have been collected. Said 
contractors to nay all costs of engineering and 
inspecting. The above mentioned work involves 
no expense to the city. 

REPORTS OF CITY OFFICERS. 

The Commissioner of Public Works presented 
an ordinance for curbing, grading and paving- 
Lincoln avenue, from Center street to Fullerton 
avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Meyer, the ordinance was put upon its passage 
and passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, Clark, Mallory, 
McAuley, Cullerton, Altpeter, McNally, Riordan, 
Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, Eiszner, 
Throop, Swift, Rawleigh, Everett, Knopf, 
Thompson, Stauber, Lorenz, Waldo, Meyer, (15th 
Ward) Wetterer, Meier, (16th Ward) McCaffrey, 
Barrett, Jonas, McCormick— 31. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for curbing, grading 
and macadamizing Calumet avenue, from Thir- 
ty-first street to Douglas avenue, and repealing 
an ordinance for paving Calumet avenue, from 
Thirty-second street to Thirty-third street. 

By unanimous consent on motion of Aid. Mal- 
lory the ordinance was put upon its passage and 
passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Feas—bixon, Sanders. Ballard, Clark, Mallory. 



McAuley, Cullerton, Altpeter, McNally, Rior- 
dan, Lawler, Purcell. Smyth, Peevey. Eiszner, 
Throop, Swift, Rawleigh, Everett, Knopf, 
Thompson, Stauber, Lorenz, Waldo, Meyer, (15th 
Ward; Wetterer, Meier, (16th Ward) McCaffrey, 
Barrett, Jonas, McCormick— 31. 
Nays— None. 

The Clerk presented the report of thelCom- 
missioners to make estimate for water-service 
pipes on Indiana avenue, from Twenty-ninth 
street to Thirty-first street. 

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 esti- 
mate for six-inch drains on Indiana avenue, 
from Twenty-ninth street to Thirty-first street. 

Aid Grannis moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the ordef thereto; attached be 



The motion prevailed. 

ALSO. 

The report of the Commissioners to make esti- 
mate for sidewalk on both sides of Carpenter 
street, from West Washington street to West 
Chicago avenue. 

Aid. Throop 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 Milwaukee 
avenue, from North avenue to Wabansia avenue. 

Aid. Lorenz 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 west side of Prairie 
avenue in front of lots 12 and 13, block 4. Win. 
Jones Addition to Chicago. 

Aid. Clark moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The.'motionjjprevailed. 

The Clerk presented the official bond of Peter 
M. Hansbrough as Police Bailiff, N. D., in the 
penal sum of three thousand dollars, signed by 
Franklin L. Chase and D. Thornton as sureties. 

Aid Barrett moved that the bond be ap- 
proved. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Board of Education submitted a commu- 
nication asking the purchase of a school site on 
the corner of Wallace and Thirty-fifth streets, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Schools. 

The West Park Commissioners presented a pe- 
tition for water on West Washington street, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Fire and Water. 

The Corporation Counsel submitted a commu- 
nication covering an ordinance authorizing the 
Comptroller to purchase certain lots for taxes of 
1873 and 1874. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Cullerton, the ordinance was put upon its pas- 
sage and passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, Clark, Gran- 
nis, Turner, McAuley, Cullerton, Altpeter, Mc- 
Nally, Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, 
Eiszner, Throop, Swift. Rawleigh, Everett, 
Knopf, Thompson, Stauber, Lorenz, Waldo, 
Meyer, (15th Ward) Wetterer, Meier, (16th Ward) 
McCaffrey, Barrett, Jonas, McCormick-32. 

Nays -None. 



Sept. 22,] 



189 



L 1&T9 



The following is the ordinance as passed : 
Be it ordained, by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section l. That the City Comptroller is 
hereby authorized to attend the sale now being 
held of lots, lands, and real property for the 
taxes of 187;? and prior years, and to purchase at 
said sale for and in the name of the City of Chi- 
cago, lands, lots, and real property which may 
be offered for sale for the city taxes of the years 
1873 and 1874. or either of said years, in cases 
where no other taxes than taxes for said years, 
or either of them, are included in the total 
amount of taxes for which said lots may be 
offered for sale. 

The Commissioner of Public Works submitted 
a communic ition covering an order authorizing 
the improvement of Wabash avenue, from 
Twenty-second street to Twenty-third street, by 
private contract, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, S. D. 

ALSO. 

A communication in answer to a resolution 
concerning street signs, and stating that the ap- 
propriation therefor is exhausted, which was 

Placed on file. 

The Clerk presented a communication from 
His Honor the Mayor recommending the passage 
of an ordinance authorizing rebate of water tax 
on charitable institutions, etc., which was 

Placed on file. 

The Clerk presented an ordinance authorizing 
the Commissioner of Public Works to rebate and 
remit water taxes on charitable and educational 
institutions. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Lawler, the ordinance was put upon its passage 
and passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Dixon. Sanders, Ballard, Clark, Mal- 
lory, Grannis, Turner, McAuley, Cullerton, Alt- 
peter, McNally, Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, Smyth. 
Peevey, Eiszner, Throop, Swift, Rawleigh, Ever- 
ett, Knopf Thompson, Staub >r, Lorenz, Waldo. 
Meyer, (15th Ward) Wetterer, Meier, (16th Ward) 
McCaffrey, Barrett, Jonas, McCormick— 33. 

Nays— None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed : 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 

Chicago: 

Section l. That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be, and he is, hereby authorized and em- 
powered to remit and rebate the water tax or 
rates ass -ssed against property used and occu- 
pied wholly for charitable and educational pur- 
poses. Said Commissioner may require any or 
all applications for rebates and for remission of 
said water tax or rates to be verified by the affi- 
davit of one or more taxpayers. 

Sec. 2. This ordinance shall be in force from 
and after its passage. 

The Clerk presented the following veto mes- 
sage from His Honor the Mayor. 

Mayor's Office, t 
Chicago. Sept. 22, 1879. j 
To the City Council of the City of Chicago: 

I hereby return without my approval an order 
passed by your honorable body Sept. 15, 1879, for 
the repeal of an ordinance for curbing, filling 
and paving Jackson street, passed May 17, 1878. 
for the following reasons : After the passage of 
the ordinance of May 17, 1878, for the improve- 
ment of Jackson street, the Council bv order 
passed Sept. 1 ,1879, authorized the Commissioner 
of Public Works to issue a permit to N. DeGol- 
yer & Co. to improve such parts of Jackson 
street, between Clark and Dearborn streets, as 
were included in a contract between DeGolyer 
& Co., and the owners of property between said 



termini, and directing the department of public 
works to report to the Council an ordinance for 
the doing of the work in front of the lots not 
included in the contract of DeGolyer & Co. with 
the private owners. Prior to the passage of the 
order authorizing a permit to do the work ac- 
cording to the private contract, an assessment 
had been made, and confirmed, and a warrant 
for the collection of the same issued, in pursu- 
ance of the ordinance of May 17, 1878, DeGolyer 
& Co. now want the original ordinance repealed, 
so that the Department of Public Works may 
report a new ordinance for the improvement in 
front of the lots now represented in their private 
contract. 

The cost of the proceedings under the original 
ordinance have not yet been paid, and if the or- 
dinance be repealed the cost will have to be paid 
by the city, instead of DeGolyer & Co. who 
shoul d pay them. 

The repealing order, therefore, should not be 
passed until DeGolyer & Co. havs p lid the costs 
of the former proceedings, the fact of such pay- 
ment to be reported to the Council by the De- 
partment of Public Works. 

Carter H. Harrison, 

Mayor. 

Aid. Dixon moved to reconsider the vote by 
which the order was passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

The question then being, " Shall the order be 
passed, the veto of the Mavor to the contrary 
notwithstanding," it was decided in the negative 
by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Stauber, Lorenz, Meyer, (15th Ward) 
Meier, (16th Ward) -4. 

Nays— Dixon, Sanders, Ballard. Clark, Mallory, 
Grannis, Turner, McAuley, Cullerton, Altpeter, 
McNaliy, Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Pee • 
vey, Eiszner, Throop, Swift, Rawleigh Everett, 
Knopf. Thompson, Waldo, Wetterer, McCaffrey, 
Barrett, Jonas, McCormick--29 

The Clerk presented the following veto mes- 
sage from His Honor the Mayor. 

Mayor's Office, ) 
Chicago, Sept 22, 1879. J 
To the City Council of the City of Chicago: 

I hereby return to your honorable body, with- 
out my approval, an order passed Sept. 15, 1879, 
directing the Department of Public Works to 
issue a permit to Peter Swansen to grade and 
pave Wesson street, from the north line of Chi- 
cago avenue to the south line of Oak street, in 
accordance with a contract between the said 
Swansen and private owners of property on the 
street. 

It appears that all the lots between said ter- 
mini are not included in the private contract, 
but only a majority of the owners between said 
termini have signed the contract so that if the 
private contract be fully carried out, the street, 
in front of the lots not represented in it, will be 
improved. In view of this fact, the order further 
provides that the Department of Public Works 
shall report an ordinance, for the doing of the 
work in front of the lots not represented in the 
private contract. 

The order evidently contemplates, although it 
does not so state, that the improvement, between 
the termini mentioned, shall be uniform and the 
same, and that it shall be as provided in the pri- 
vate contract, but it does not appear that the 
specifications of the private contract have been 
examined or approved by the Council, or any 
committee thereof, or by the Department of 
Public Works. 

By the ordinance organizing the Department 
of Public Works the improvement of the public 
streets is made subject to the s ipemitendence 
of that department, in addition io which there is 
a i ordinance in force, passed June 10, 1878, con- 
cerning foundations for pavements and other 
matters relating to such improvements. 



Sept. 



190 



[1879. 



The owners of propeity on the street in ques- 
tion are not solely interested in the improve- 
ment. It is the interest of the public at large 
that the streets, when improved, shall be proper- 
ly improved, and I think it proper in every case, 
when a permit is prayed for to make an im- 
provement in accordance with a private contract, 
and when the specific manner of making the im- 
provement has not been designated by the Coun- 
cil, that the contract and accompanying specifi- 
cations should first be submitted to 'the Depart- 
ment of Public Works for its approval. 

For the reason, therefore, that the particular 
manner in which the improvement in question 
shall be made has neither been designated by 
the Council, nor approved by the Department 
of Public Works I cannot approve the order 
Carter H. Harrison, 

Mayor. 

Aid. Throop moved to reconsider the vote by 
which the order was passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

The question then I eing, " Shall the order be 
passed, the veto of the Mayor to the contrary 
notwithstanding." it was decided in the negative 
by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas- -None. 

/Vaj/x- -Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, Mallory. Gran- 
nis. McAuley. Cullerton, Altpeter,, McNally, 
Lawler, Purcell. Smvth. Peevev, Eiszner, Throop, 
Swift. Rawleigh, Everett, Knopf, Thompson, 
Stauber, Lorenz. Waldo, Meyer, (15th Ward) 
Wetterer, Meier, (16th Ward) McCaffrey, Bar- 
rett, Jonas. MeCormick— 30. 

The Commissioner of Public Works submitted 
a communication concerning negotiations with 
Thomlinson & Reed relative to granite columns 
and pilasters $r»r City Hall. 

Aid. Rawleigh moved that the communication 
be referred to the Committee on Public Build- 
ings without being read. 

The motion prevailed oy yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas— Sanders. Ballard, Mallory, Grannis, 
Turner, McAuley, Cullerton, Altpeter, McNally. 
Riordan, Purcell, Throop. Rawleigh, Everett^ 
Knopf, Thompson, Waldo, McCaffrey, Barrett, 
Jonas— 20. 

Nays— Dixon, Clark, Smvth, Peevev, Eiszner, 
Swift, Stauber, Lorenz, Meyer, (15th Ward) 
Meier, (16th Ward) MeCormick— 11. 

By unanimous consent. Aid. Cullerton present- 
ed a resolution accepting the proposition of' 
Thomlinson & Reed to deduct $21,797.48 from 
their contract, if granite be used for columns 
and pilasters in the City Hall, etc., which was 

Referred to the Committee on Public Build- 
ings. 

Aid. Meier moved that the Committee be in- 
structed to report at the next regular meeting, 
and that their report be made the special order 
for nine o'clock p. m, 

The motion prevailed. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Altpeter called 
up the report of the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, W. D., on petition for opening West 
Twenty -first and Ruble streets, recommitted 
July 7. 1879. 

Aid. Altpeter moved that the report, recom- 
mending that the petition be referred to the De- 
partment of Public Works with instructions to 
prepare proper ordinances, be concurred in. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid Rawleigh moved that the rules be sus- 
pended for the purpose of taking up the Adams 
and Washington street boulevard matters. 

The motion was lost by veas and nays as fol- 
lows, two-thirds not' agreeing : 

Teas— Sanders. Ballard, Grannis, Turner, 
McAuley, Cullerton, Altpeter, McNally, Rior- 
dan, Lawler, Purcell, Peevey, Eiszner, Throop, 



Rawleigh, Knopf, Thompson, Waldo. Wetterer, 
McCaffrey, Jonas— 21. 

iVai/s-Dixon, Clark, Mallory, Smyth, Swift, 
Everett, Stauber, Lorenz. Meyer. (15th Ward) 
Meier, (16th Ward) Barrett, McUormick— 12. 

Aid. Smyth moved that the rules be suspend- 
ed for the purpose of taking up the Adams street 
boulevard ordinance. 

Aid. Cullerton raised the point of order that 
the motion was out of order, a motion to sus- 
pend the ruVs for the same subject matter hav- 
ing been d cicied in the negative. 

The Chair decided the point of order well 
taken. 

Aid. Swift appealed from the decision of the 
Chair. 

The question then being, " Shall the decision 
of the Chair stand as the judgment of the Coun- 
cil," the yeas and nays were taken and the Chair 
sustained by the following vote : 

Yeas-- Ballard, Clark, Mallory, Grannis.Culler- 
ton, Riordan, Lawler, Peevey, Eiszner, Throop, 
Rawleigh, Knopf, Thompson, Waldo, Wetterer, 
Jonas, MeCormick— 17. 

Nays— Dixon, Sanders, Turner, McAuley, Alt- 
peter, McNally, Purcell, Smyth, Swift, Everett, 
Stauber, Lorenz, Mever, (15th Ward) Meier, (16th 
Ward) Barrett— 15. 

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES. 
FIRE AND WATER. 

The Committee on Eire and Water, to whom 
was referred the report of the Fire Marshal for 
the quarter ending June 30, 1879, submitted a re- 
port recommending that it be placed on file. 

Aid. Thompson moved to concur in the re- 
port. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Clark moved that the Council do now 
adjourn . 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas— Dixon. Ballard, Clark, Mallory, Grannis, 
Altpeter, Smyth, Swift, Everett, Stauber, Lo- 
renz, Meyer, (15th Ward) Meier, (16th Ward) 
Barrett, Jonas, MeCormick— 16. 

Nays— Sanders, Turner, McAuley, Cullerton, 
McNally, Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, Peevey, 
Eiszner, Throop, Rawleigh, Knopf, Thompson, 
Waldo, Wetterer, McCaffrey— 17. 

The Committee on Fire and Water, to whom 
was referred an order for a fire hydrant on the 
corner of Town street and North avenue, sub- 
mitted a report recommending that it do not pass, 
the Fire Marshal not thinking it necessary. 

Aid. Thompson moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO. 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
the petition of J. E. Owsley for permission to pile 
lumber on blocks 1 and 2, Owsley's subdivision, 
submitted a report recommending that it be 
placed on file. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the report be laid 
over temporarily. 

The motion prevailed. 



The same Committee, to whom was referred 
a petition for water on Went worth avenue, from 
Thirty-seventh street to Thirty-eighth street, 
submitted a report recommending that the 
prayer of the petition be granted 

Aid. Turner moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
a petition for water pipe on Dashiel street, from 
Thirty-third street to Thirty-fourth street, sub- 
mitted a report recommending that it be placed 
on file. 



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Aid. Thompson moved to concur in the report. 
The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
a petition for water on Hubbs street and Thirty- 
second street, submitted a report recommending 
that it be placed on file. 

Aid. Thompson moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO. 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
a petition for water on West Fourteenth street, 
from Western avenue to Rockwell street, sub- 
mitted a report recommending that it be not 
granted. 

Aid. Thompson moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
a petition for water on North Wood street, from 
Wabansia avenue to Clybourn place, submitted 
a report recommending that it be not granted. 

Aid. Thompson moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred an 
ordinance amending ordinance levying water 
rates, submitted a report recommending its pas- 
sage. 

Aid. Cullerton 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 assembled: 
Your Committee on Fire and Water, to whom 
was referred an ordinance amendatory of an 
ordinance for levying water rates, passed April 
7, 1879, having had the same under advisement, 
beg leave to report, and recommend that the 
same do pass. 

H. P. Thompson, 
Thos. Purcell, 
A. Ballard. 
R. Lorenz. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago. 

Section l. That section 2 of an ordinance 
passed April 7, 1879, entitled " An ordinance levy- 
ing water rents or rates for the year commencing 
May 1, 1878, and ending April 30, 1879, be, and 
the same is, hereby amended, so that the same 
shall read as follows : 

Section 2. As soon as practicable after the 
first day of May, 1879, a warrant shall issue under 
the corporate seal of the city, signed by the 
Mayor and attested by the City Clerk, in which 
shall be set down descriptions of the several 
lots or parcels of land against which water rents 
or assessments have been levied and remain 
unpaid, and opposite the same the amounts of 
water rents or assessments remaining unpaid on 
the same for the year ending the 30th day of 
April next preceding the issuing of the warrant, 
and also in appropriate columns the water rents 
or assessments remaining unpaid for any pre- 
vious year or years, designating the year or years, 
and the total amount due. which warrant shall 
be directed to the City Collector of the city, 
• commanding him to make the total amounts set 
opposite the said several lots or parcels of land, 
out of the goods and chattels of the respective 
owners of said lots or parcels of land, and the 
buildings thereon situated, or of the owner or 
owners, either of the lots or parcels of land, or 
the building or buildings thereon, in case the 
lots or parcels of land and the building or build- 
ings tbereon are not owned by the same person 
or persons. 

ALSO. 

The same Committee, to whom was recom- 
mitted their report on an ordinance amending 



section 8 of the building ordinance, submitted a 
report adverse to the passage of the ordinance. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the report be laid 
over and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following are thje report and ordinance : 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chi- 
cago in City Council assembled: 

Your Committee on Fire and Water, to whom 
was referred Aid. Turner's ordinance amending 
section 8 of an ordinance concerning the con- 
struction of buildings, having had the same under 
advisement, beg leave to report, that they have 
carefully considered the matter and believe the 
proposed amendment should not pass. The pres- 
ent ordinance gives to all persons that desire 
permission to erect a wooden shed 16x16 and 12 
feet high upon each and every lot not already 
having one, and your Committee are of the 
opinion that such a shed is large enough for all 
practical purposes. The proposed amendment 
would permit all parties desiring to erect sheds, 
the privilege to use 18 feet posts which would 
virtually make a two-stoiy tenement or shed. 
The lower part of which could be used as a barn 
and the upper for any purpose the owner might 
desire, and believing that such structures would 
very materially increase the number of confla- 
grations annually recommend the ordinance do 
not pass. 

H. P Thompson, 
A. Ballard, 
K. Lorenz, 
Thos. Purcell, 
W. G. McCormick. 

Your Committee to whom the report relative 

to amending section 8 of Building Ordinance 

was recommitted, respectfully report that they 

have no reason for changing their former report. 

H. P. Thompson. 

Chairman. 
an ordinance 
Amending section 8 of an ordinance concerning 

the construction, etc., of buildings. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 

Chicago: 

Section l. That section 8 of an ordinance 
concerning the construction, alteration, repair 
and removal of buildings, passed April 9, 1877, 
be, and the same is, hereby amended so as to 
read as follows : 

Sec. 8. Sheds not exceeding eighteen feet in 
height at the highest parts thereof, and not ex- 
ceeding two hundred and fifty-six feet area, and 
privies not exceeding ten feet square or twelve 
feet high may be constructed of wood ; such 
sheds and privies shall be separate structures ; 
such sheds shall not be located on the front part 
of any lot, nor shall they be used for any busi- 
ness purpose whatever, nor more than one shed 
in any one building lot. A room mav be par- 
titioned off in such shed for the purbose of a 
privy. 

Shelter sheds maybe constructed having in- 
combustible roofing not over twenty feet high 
from the ground to point of roof, the' roof to be 
supported on sufficient posts or piers. Such 
sheds shall have no enclosing walls or wooden 
floors . 

ADJOURNMENT. 

Aid. Meier moved that the Council do now ad- 
journ . 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas— Dixon, Ballard,Clark, Mallory, Grannis, 
Altpeter, Kiordan, Smyth, Everett, Knopf, 
Thompson, Stauber, Lorenz, Waldo, Meier, (16th 
Ward) Jonas, McCormick— 19. 

Nays- Sanders, Turner. McAuley, Cullerton, 
McNally, Lawler, Purcell, Peevev, Eiszner, 
Throop, Swift, Rawleigh, Meyer, (15th Ward) 
Wetterer, McCaffrey, Barrett— 16. 

And the Council stood adjourned. 

P. J. HOWARD, 

City Clerk. 



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CITY COUNCIL 



REGULAR MEETING. 



SZEIFTIEilMIIBJEIR, 29, 1879 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 

Present— Aid. Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, Phelps, 
Clark, Mallory, Grannis, Turner, MeAuley, Cul- 
lerton, Altpeter, McNally, Riordan, Lawler, 
Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, Eiszner, McNurney, 
Throop, Swift, Kawleigh, Everett, Knopf.Thomp- 
son. Stauber, Lorenz, Waldo, Meyer, (l5Lh Ward) 
Wetterer, Meier,(l6th Ward) McCaffrey, Bar- 
rett, Jonas. 

Absent— Aid. McCormick, and His Honor the 
Mayor. 

Aid. Lawler in the chair. 

MINUTES. 

Aid. Mallory moved that the minutes of 
the regular meeting held September 22d, 1879, be 
approved without being read. 

The motion prevailed. 

REPORTS OF CITY OFFICERS. 

His Honor the Mayor submitted a report cov- 
ering names of persons pardoned from the 
House of Correction during the week ending 
September 27th 1879, which was 

Placed on file. 

The Comptroller submitted a communication 
concerning an offer for the old Armory lot,which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Commissioner of Public Works presented 
a report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of Laurel street, from Thirty-first street to 
Douglas avenue. 

By unanimous consent on motion of Aid. Me- 
Auley, the ordinance was put upon its passage 
and passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Feas-Sanders. Ballard, Phelps, Mallory, Gran, 
nis, Turner, MeAuley, Altpeter, McNally, Rior- 



dan, Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Eiszner, McNur- 
ney, Throop, Swift, Rawleigh, Everett, Knopf, 
Stauber, Lorenz, Waldo, Meyer, (15th Ward) 
Meier, (16th Ward) McCaffrey,Barrett,-27. 
Nays— None. 

ALSO. 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on the 
south side of Thirty-eighth street, from Emerald 
avenue to Halsted street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Tur- 
ner, the ordinance was put upon its passage and 
passed by yeas and navs as follows : 

Yeas— Sanders, Ballard, Phelps.Mallory, Gran- 
nis, Turner, MeAuley, Altpeter, McJN T ally, Rior- 
dan, Lawler, Purcell, Smyth.Eiszner, McNurnev, 
Throop, Swift, Rawleigh, Everett, Knopf, 
Stauber, Lorenz, Waldo, Meyer, (15th Ward) 
Meier, (16th Ward) McCaffrey, Barrett,— 27. 

Nays— None. 



A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of Dashiel street, from Thirty-seventh 
street to Egan avenue . 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Me- 
Auley, the ordinance was put upon its passage 
and passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Sanders, Ballard, Phelps, Mallory, Gran- 
nis, Turner, MeAuley, Altpeter, McNally, Rior- 
dan, Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Eiszner. McNurney, 
Throop, Swift, Rawleigh, Everett, Knopf, Stau- 
ber, Lorenz. Waldo, Meyer, (15th Ward) Meier, 
(16th Ward) McCaffrey, Barrett— 27. 

Nays—None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of Emerald avenue, from Thirty-fourth 
street to Egan avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Turner, the ordinance was put upon its passage 
and passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Sanders, Ballard, Phelps, Mallorv 



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Grannis, Turner, McAuley, Altpeter, MeNally, 
Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Eiszner, Mc- 
Nurney, Throop, Swift, Rawleigh, Everett, 
Knopf, Stauber, Lorenz, Waldo, Meyer, (15th 
Ward) Meier, (16th Ward) McCaffrey, Barrett— 27. 
Nays— None. 

ALSO. 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on the 
west side of State street, from Douglas avenue 
to Egan avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Grannis, the ordinance was put upon its pas- 
sage and passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Feos— Sanders,'Ballard; Phelps, Mallory,Gran- 
nis, Turner, McAuley, Altpeter, MeNally, Kior- 
dan, Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Eiszner, McNur- 
ney, Throop, Swift. Rawleigh, Everett, Knopf, 
Stauber, Lorenz. Waldo, Meyer, (15th Ward) 
Meier, (16th Ward) McCaffrey, Barrett— 27. 

Nays-^cne. 

ALSO. 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of Wabansia avenue, from Milwaukee av- 
enue to McHenry street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Stauber, the ordinance was put upon its passage 
and passed bv yeas and nays as follows : 

Feas—Sanders. Ballard, Phelps, Mallory, 
Grannis, Turner, McAuley, Altpeter, MeNally, 
Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Eiszner, Mc- 
Nurney. Throop, Swift, Rawleigh, Everett, 
Knopf", Stauber, Lorenz, Waldo. Mever, (15th 
Ward) Meieivi6thWard) McCaffrey, Barrett— 27. 

Nays— None. 



A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of Lawson street, from McHenry street to 
Elston avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid 
Lorenz. the ordinance was put upon its passage 
and passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Sanders, Ballard, Phelps, Mallory, 
Grannis, Turner, McAuley, Altpeter, MeNally, 
Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Eiszner, Mc- 
Nurney, Throop, Swift. Rawleigh, Everett.Knopf, 
Stauber, Lorenz, Waldo, Meyer, (15th Ward) 
Meier, (16th Ward) McCaffrey, Barrett— 27. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO. 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of Tolman street, from West Lake street to 
Fulton street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Knopf, the ordinance was put upon its passage 
and passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Sanders, Ballard, Phelps, Mallory, 
Grannis, Turner, McAuley, Altpeter, MeNally, 
Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Eiszner, Mc- 
Nurney, Throop, Swift, Rawleigh, Everett, 
Knopf, Stauber, Lorenz, Waldo, Meyer, (15th 
Ward) Meier, (16th Ward) McCaffrey, Barrett— 27. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO. 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of West Washington street, from Staunton 
street to Rockwell street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Ev- 
erett, the ordinance w as put upon its passage 
and passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Peas— Sanders, Ballard, Phelps, Mallory, 
Grannis, Turner, McAuley, Altpeter, MeNally, 
Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Eiszner, Mc- 
Nurney, Throop, Swift, Rawleigh, Everett, 
Knopf, Stauber, Lorenz, Waldo, Meyer, (15th 
Ward) Meier, (16th Ward) McCaffrey, Barrett— 27. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of West Taylor street, from Canal street to 
Halsted street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid 
Purcell, the ordinance was put upon its passage 
and passed by yeas and nays as follows : 



I eas— Sanders, Ballard, Phelps, Mallorv 
Grannis, lnrner, McAuley, Altpeter, McNallv 
Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Eiszner, Mc- 
Nurney Throop, Swift, Rawleigh. Everett, 
|y i01 iJK£ >t . auber « Loi "enz, Waldo, Meyer, (15th 
Ward) Meier, (16th Ward) McCaffrey, Barrett-27. 

A ays— None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of Western avenue, from AVest Madison 
street to West Harrison street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Rawleigh, the ordinance was put upon its pas- 
sage and passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

leas-Sanders, Ballard, Phelps, Mallory, 
Grannis, lnrner, McAuley, Altpeter, McNallv 
Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Eiszner, Mc- 
Nurney Ihroop, Swift, Rawleigh, Everett, 
Knopf, Stauber. lorenz, Waldo, Meyer, (15th 
Ward) Meier, (16th Ward) McCaffrey, Barrett-27 

Nays— IS one 

ALSO. 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of Barber street, from Stewart avenue to 
Halsted street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid 
Riordan. the ordinance was put upon its pas- 
sage and passed by yeas and nays as follows • 

Yeas— Sanders, Ballard, Phelps, Mallory 
Grannis, Turner. McAuley, Altpeter, MeNally 
Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Eiszner, Mc- 
Nurney, Throop, Swift. Rawleigh, Everett, 
Knopf, Stauber, Lorenz, Waldo, Meyer, (15th 
Ward),Meier, (16th Ward) McCaffrey, Barrett— 27 

Nays— None. 

ALSO. 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on the 
south side of Fullerton avenue, from Elston ave- 
nue to North Branch Chicago river. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid 
Stauber, the ordinance was put upon its passage 
and passed by yeas and navs as follows .- 

Peas— Sanders, Ballard, Phelps, Mallory, 
Grannis, Turner, McAuley, Altpeter. MeNally, 
Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Eiszner, Mc- 
Nurney, Throop, Swift. Rawleigh, Everett, 
Knopf, Stauber, Lorenz, Waldo, Meyer, (15th 
Ward) Meier, (16th Ward) McCaffrey, Barrett- 27. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of Clinton street, from West Harrison 
street to West Twelfth street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Purcell, the ordinance was put upon its passage 
and passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Sanders, Ballard, Phelps, Mallory, 
Grannis, Turner, McAulev. Altpeter, MeNally. 
Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Eiszner, Mc- 
Nurney, Throop, Swift, Rawleigh, Everett, 
Knopf, Stauber, Lorenz, Waldo, Meyer, (15th 
Ward) Meier, (16thWard) McCaffrey, Barrett— 27. 

iV ays— None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for curbing, filling and 
paving Fifth avenue, from Monroe street to Van 
Buren street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Dixon, the ordinance was put upon its passage 
and passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Sanders, Ballard, Phelps, Mallory, 
Grannis, Turner, McAuley, Altpeter, MeNally, 
Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, Smyth. Eiszner, Mc- 
Nurney, Throop. Swift, Rawleigh, Everett, 
Knopf. Stauber, Lorenz, Waldo, Meyer, (15th 
Ward) Meier, (16th Ward) McCaffrey, Barrett— 27. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO. 

A report and ordinance for 'curbing, grading 
and paving Lake street, in front of sundry lots, 
from Fifth avenue to La Salle street, 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Dixom the ordinance was put upon its passage 



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and passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas-- Sanders, Ballard, Phelps, Mallory, 
Grannis, Turner, McAuley, Altpeter, McNally, 
Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Eiszner, Mc- 
Nurney, Throop, Swift, Rawleigh, Everett, 
Knopf, Stauber, Lorenz, Waldo, Mever, (15th 
Ward) Meier, (16th Ward) McCaffrey, Barrett— 27. 
Nays- -None. 

ALSO. 

A report and ordinance for paving Marble 
place, from State street to Clark street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Barrett, the ordinance was put upon its passage 
and passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Teas— Sanders, Ballard, Phelps, Mallory, 
Grannis, Turner, McAuley, Altpeter, McNally, 
Riordan, Lawler, Purcell. Smyth, Eiszner, Mc- 
Nurney. Throop, Swift, Rawleigh, Everett, 
Knopf, Stanber, Lorenz, Waldo, Meyer, (15th 
Ward) Meier, (16th Ward) McCaffrey, Barret— 27. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO. 

A report and ordinance for water service pipes 
on Fifth avenue, from Monroe street to Van 
Buren street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Dixon, the ordinance was put upon its passage 
and passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Sanders, Ballard, Phelps, Mallory, 
Grannis, Turner, McAuley, Altpeter, McNally, 
Riordan. Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Eiszner, Mc- 
Nurney, Throop, Swift, Rawleigh, Everett, 
Knopf, Stauber, Lorenz, Waldo, Meyer, (15th 
Ward) Meier. (l 6th Ward) McCaffrey,Barrett— 27. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for six-inch drains on 
Calumet avenue, from Thirty-third street to 
Douglas avenue. 

By unanimous consent on motion of Aid. Mal- 
lory. the ordinance was put upon its passage 
and passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Sandeis. Ballard, Phelps, Mallory, 
Grannis, Turner, McAuley, Altpeter, McNally, 
Riordan. Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Eiszner, Mc- 
Nurney, Throop, Swift, Rawleigh, Everett, 
Knopf, Stauber, Lorenz. Waldo, Meyer. (15th 
Ward) Meier. (l6thWarcl) McCaffrey,Barrett— 27. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO. 

A report and ordinance for water service pipes 
on Calumet avenue, from Thirty-third street to 
Douglas avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Grannis, the ordinance was put upon its passage 
and passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Sanders, Ballard, Phelps, Mallory, 
Crannis, Turner, McAuley, Altpeter, McNally, 
Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Eiszner, Mc- 
Nurney, Throop, Swift, Rawleigh, Everett, 
Knopf, Stauber, Lorenz, Waldo, Meyer, (15th 
Ward) Meier, (16th Ward) McCaffrey, Barrett— 27. 

.frays—None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for water service pipes 
on Calumet avenue, from Thirty-first street to 
Thirty-second street. 

By unanimous consent on motion of Aid. Mal- 
lory, the ordinance was put upon its passage and 
passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Sanders, Ballard, Phelps, Mallory, Gran- 
nis, Turner, McAuley, Altpeter, McNilly, Rior- 
dan, Lawler, Pureed, Smyth, Eiszner, McNur- 
ney, Throop, Swift, Rawleigh, Everett, Knopf, 
Stauber. Lorenz, AValdo. Mever, (15th Ward) 
Meier, (16th Ward) McCaffrey, Barrett— 27. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO. 

A report and ordinance for six-inch drains on 
Calumet avenue, from Thirty-first street to 
Thirty-second street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 



Grannis, the ordinance was put upon its passage 
and passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Sanders, Ballard, Phelps. Mallory,Gran- 
nis, Turner, McAuley, Altpeter, McNally, Rior- 
dan, Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Eiszner, McNumey, 
Throop, Swift, Rawleigh, Everett, Knopf, Stau- 
ber, Lorenz, Waldo, Meyer, (15th Ward) Meier, 
(16th Ward) McCaffrey, Barrett— 27. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for water service pipes 
on South Park avenue, from Twenty-second 
street to Douglas avenue . 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Mallory, the ordinance was put upon its pas- 
sage and passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Sanders, Ballard, Phelps, Mallory, Gran- 
nis, Turner, McAuley, Altpeter, McNally, Kior- 
dan, Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Eiszner, McNurney, 
Throop. Swift, Rawleigh, Everett, Knopf, Stau- 
ber, Lorenz, Waldo, Meyer, (15th Ward) Meier, 
(16th Ward) McCaffrey, Barrett— 27. 

A' ays— None. 

ALSO. 

A report and ordinance for water service pipes 
on Lincoln avenue, from Belden avenue to Eul- 
lerton avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Waldo, the ordinance was put upon its passage 
and passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Feas- -Sanders, Ballard, Phelps, Mallory.Gran- 
nis, Turner, McAuley, Altpeter. McNally, Rior- 
dan, Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Eiszner, McNur- 
ney, Throop, Swift, Rawleigh, Everett, Knopf, 
Stauber, Lorenz, Waldo, Meyer, (15th Ward) 
Meier, (leth Ward) McCaffrey, Barrett— 27. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO. 

A report and ordinance for water service pipes 
on North Clark street, from North avenue to 
North Wells street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Waldo, the ordinance was put upon its passage 
and passed by yeas and nays as lollows : 

Yeas— Sanders, Ballard, Phelps, Mallory,Gran - 
nis, Turner, McAuley, Altpet er, McNally, Rior 
dan, Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Eiszner, McNur- 
ney, Throop, Swift. Rawleigh, Everett, Knopf, 
Stauber. Lorenz, Waldo, Meyer, (15th Ward) 
Meier, (16th Ward) McCaffrey Barrett— 27. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO. 

A report and ordinance for water service pipes 
on Thirtieth street, from L. S. & M. S. R. R to 
Prairie avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Mallory, the ordinance was put upon its passage 
and passed by yeas and nays as follows • 

Yeas— Sanders, Ballard. Phelps, Mallory,Gran- 
nis, Turner, McAuley, Altpeter, McNally, Rior- 
dan, Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Eiszner, McNur- 
ney, Throop, Swift. Rawleigh, Everett, Knopf. 
Stauber, Lorenz, Waldo, Meyer, (15th Ward) 
Meier, (16th Ward) McCaffrey, Barrett— 27. 

Nays— None . 

The Clerk presented the report of the Com- 
missioners to make estimate for curbing, grading 
and macadamizing Calumet avenue, from'Thirtv- 
first 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 esti- 
mate for curbing, grading and paving Lincoln 
avenue, from Centre street to Fullertoh avenue. 

Aid Waldo moved that the] report be ap- 
proved, and that the orde. thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 



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ALSO. 

The report of the Commissioners to make esti- 
mate for sidewalk on both sides of Hubbard 
street, from Halsted street to "Western avenue. 

Aid. Knopf moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Commissioner of Public "Works presented 
a communication covering an order authorizing 
the improvement of Loomis street, from Jack- 
son street to Van Buren street, by private con- 
tract, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, W. I). 

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES. 
STREETS AND ALLEYS, S. D. 

The Committee on Streets and Alleys, S. ])., 
to whom was referred the petition of Theodore 
E. Jencks concerning the repeal of the ordinance 
for opening Vernon avenue, from Thirty-seventh 
street to Egan avenue, submitted a report rec- 
ommending that it be referred to the Committee 
on Judiciary. 

Aid. Turner 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 prepare an ordinance for paving River 
street, from Michigan avenue to its eastern ter- 
minus, submitted a report recommending that 
it be referred to the Department of Public 
Works with instructions to prepare a proper or- 
dinance. 

Aid. Dixon moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
a petition for the improvement of Washington 
street, between Market street and Franklin 
street, submitted a report recommending that it 
be referred to the Department of Public Works 
with instructions to prepare a proper ordinance. 

Aid. Dixon moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO. 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
a remonstrance against the improvement of 
Twenty-fifth street, submitted a report recom- 
mending that it be placed on file. 

Aid. Clark moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
a petition concerning the condition of the side- 
walks on Calumet avenue, between Twenty- 
third and Twenty-fourth streets, and on Twenty- 
fourth street, between Calumet and Prairie ave- 
nues, submitted a report recommending that it 
be referred to the Department of Public Works 
with instructions to prepare proper ordinances. 

Aid. Clark moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO. 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an order for the construction of a sewer on 
Thirty- fifth street, from Clark street to Halsted 
street, submitted a report recommending its 
passage 

Aid. Turner moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed ; 

Ordered. That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be, and is, hereby directed to advertise 
and let to the lowest bidder by contract the 
building of a sewer on Thirty-fifth street, from 
Clark street to Halsted street, the same to be 
done without unnecessary delay. 



ALSO. 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an order concerning sidewalks on certain streets 
in the Fifth Ward, submitted a report recom- 
mending that it be passed. 

Aid. Turner moved to concur in the report and 
pass the order. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be, and is, hereby directed to prepare 
and send to this Council ordinances for sidewalk 
on south side of Lyman street, from Deering to 
Lock street ; each side of Wallace street, from 
McGregor to alley ; both sides of Hanover street, 
from Thirty-seventh to Thirty-ninth street ; both 
sides of Thirty-seventh court, from Hanover 
street to Stewart avenue ; south side of Thirty- 
first street, from Halsted to Garibaldi street ; 
north side of Twenty-ninth street, from Arnold 
street to alley ; north side of Twenty-fifth street, 
from Hanover to Butler street ; south side of 
McGregor street, from Butler to Hanover street : 
south side Buslmell street, from Stewart avenue 
to Wentworth avenue. 

ALSO. 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an order concerning sidewalk on Johnson place, 
submitted a report recommending its passage. 

Aid. Mallory moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Department of Public Works 
be, and are, hereby directed to prepare and send 
to this Council an ordinance for sidewalk on 
both sides of Johnson place. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an order concerning sidewalk on Forrest avenue, 
from Thirty-first street to Thirty-fifth street, 
submitted a report recommending its passage. 

Aid. Mallory moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Department of Public Works 
be, and is, hereby directed to prepare and send 
to this Council an ordinance for sidewalk on 
both sides of Forrest avenue, from Thirtv -first 
street to Thirty-fifth street. 

ALSO. 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
the petition of Edward Mendel concerning the 
sidewalk sp ice on Pacific avenue, submitted a 
report recommending that it be referred to the 
Commissioner of Public Works with power to 
act. 

Aid. Dixon moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
a petition for the opening of Sherman street 
south of Twelfth street, submitted a report rec- 
ommending that it be referred to the Depart- 
ment of Public Works . 

Aid. Dixon moved that the report be recom- 
mitted to the Committee. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
the petition of John V. and C. B. Farwell for 
the vacation of an alley in the rear of sub lots 3 
and 6 Ogden's sub. of lot l, block 82, S. S, Add., 
submitted a report recommending the passage 
of an accompanying ordinance. 

Aid. Cullerton and Stauber 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 the erection of a bridge over the 



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entrance to the La Salle street tunnel, submitted 
a report recommending the passage of an ac- 
companying order. 

Aid. Dixon moved to concur in the report and 
pass the order 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas— Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, Phelps, Claris, 
Mallorv Grannis, Turner, McAuley, Cullerton, 
Altpeter, Lawler, Pureell, Eiszner, McNurney. 
Swift, Rawleigh, Everett, Stauber, Lorenz, 
Meier, (16th Ward) Barrett, Jonas— 23. 

Nays — McNally, Eiordan, Smyth, Peevey, 
Throop, Knopf, Thompson, Waldo, Meyer, (15th 
Ward) Wetterer. McCaffrey— 11. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Department of PublicWorks 
is hereby authorized to advertise for the con- 
struction of, and let to the lowest bidder, the 
contract for an iron bridge about five feet wide 
over the entrance to the La Salle street tunnel 
midway between Kandolph and Lake streets ; 
provided that the cost of such bridge shall not 
exceed three hundred dollars, and shall be pay- 
able from the street intersection appropriation 
for 1879. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an order directing the Commissioner of Public 
Works to pave one or more street intersections 
on a flagstone foundation, submitted a report 
recommending its passage. 

Aid. Throop and Smyth 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 concerning sidewalk on Butler street, 
from Kossuth street to Twenty-sixth street, sub- 
mitted a report recommending its passage 

Aid. McAuley moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be, and is, hereby directed to prepare 
and send to this Council at its next regular 
meeting an ordinance lor sidewalk on west side 
Butler street, from Kossuth street to Twenty- 
sixth street. 

ALSO. 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an order in relation to macadamizing South Park 
avenue, from Twenty-second street to Douglas 
avenue, submitted a report recommending its 
passage. 

Aid. Mallory moved to concur in the report 
and pass the Order. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed. 

Ordered, That the Department of PublicWorks 
is hereby directed to prepare and send to this 
Council a proper ordinance for macadamizing 
South Park avenue, from Twenty-second street 
to Douglas avenue. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an order in relation to macadamizing Thirtieth 
street, from Prairie avenue to L. S. & M. S. R. P., 
submitted a report recommending its passage. 

Aid. Mallory moved to concur in the report and 
pass the order. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Department of PublicWorks 
is hereby directed to prepare and send to this 
Council a proper ordinance for macadamizing 
Thirtieth street, from L. S. & M. S. Railroad to 
Prairie avenue. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an order authorizing the improvement of Wa- 



bash avenue, from Twenty-second street to 
Twenty-third street, by private contract, sub- 
mitted a report recommending its passage. 

Aid. Clark moved to concur in the report and 
pass the order. 

The motion prevailed and the order was passed 
bv yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas -Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, Phelps, Clark, 
Mallory, Grannis, Turner, McAuley, Cullerton, 
Altpeter, Riordan, Lawler, Pureell," Smyth, Pee- 
vey, Eiszner, McMurney, Throop, Swift, Raw- 
leigh, Everett, Knopf, Thompson, Stauber, Lo- 
renz, Waldo. Meyer, (15th Ward) Wetterer, 
Meier, (16th Ward) McCaffrey, Barrett, Jonas— 33. 

Nays -Non & 

The following is the order as passed : 

Whereas, The owners of five-fifths of the 
property on Wabash avenue, between Twenty- 
second and Twenty-third streets, have entered 
into a contract with A. H. Perkins to pave said 
Wabash avenue in front of their property in ac- 
cordance with specifications in said contract 
mentioned ; therefore be it, and it is, hereby 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be, and he is, hereby ordered to issue a 
permit to A. H. Perkins to pave said Wabash 
avenue, between Twenty-second and Twenty- 
third streets. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be, and he is, hereby directed to prepare 
and send to this Council an ordinance for paving 
said Wabash avenue in front of the lots not 
embraced in said contract. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works is hereby authorized to enter into a con- 
tract with the said A. H. Perkins for paving in 
front of the lots not embraced in said private 
contract at a price not to exceed the price named 
in said private contract payable from the special 
assessment to be levied for said work when col- 
lected all cost for engineering and inspecting to 
be paid by the contractor. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an ordinance establishing grade oa Thirty-third 
street, from Cottage Grove avenue to Lake Park 
avenue, 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 : 

Yeas— Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, Phelps, Clark, 
Mallory, Grannis, Turner, McAuley, Cullerton, 
Altpeter, Riordan, Lawler, Pureell, Smyth. Pee- 
vey, Eiszner, McNurney, Throop, Rawleigh, Ev- 
erett, Knopf, Thompson, Stauber, Lorenz, Wal- 
do, Meyer, (15th Ward) Wetterer, Meier, (16th 
Ward) McCaffrey, Barrett, Jonas— 32. 

Nays— None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed : 

ORDINANCE, 

Establishing gra le on Thirty-third street, from 

Cottage Grove avenue to Lake Park avenue. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 

Chicago : 

Section l. That the grade of Thirty-third 
street, from Cottage Grove avenue to Lake Park 
avenue, be, and the same is, hereby established 
as follows, to wit : 

At the center line of Thirty-third street, at 
center of Cottage Grove avenue, 22 feet. 

At the center line of Thirty-third street, at 
center of Groveland Park avenue, 23 65-100 feet. 

At the center line of Thirty-third street at a 
point 380 feet east of the east line of Cottage 
Grove avenue, 24 30-100. 

At the center line of Thirty-third street, at a 
point 480 feet east of the east line of Cottage 
Grove avenue, 24 30-100. 

At the center line of Thirty-third street, at the 
center line of Lake Park avenue, 23 65-100. 

Section 2. The heights, as fKed, are ..intend- 
ed from the plane of low water of A.D. 1847, as 
fixed by the Commissioners of the Illinois and 
Michigan Canal, and adopted by the late Sewer- 



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^Commissioners, and b y the Iat e Board of 
Public Works as the base or datum for city 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in force 
from and after its passage. 

ALSO. 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
the petition of Eliza Burns for compensation for 
personal injuries, submitted a report recom- 
mending that it be referred to the Committee on 
-J udicitiry. 

Aid. Mallory moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

STREETS AND ALLEYS, N. D. 

The Committee on Streets and Alleys, N. I) 
to whom was referred a remonstrance against the 
improvement of North avenue, from Clark street 
to the river submitted a report recommending 
£hat it be placed on file. b 

Aid. Wetterer moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO. 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an ordinance repealing ordinance for extending 
Lane place, submitted a report recommending 
its passage 6 

Aid . Wetterer moved that the report be re- 
ferred to the Law Department for an opinion as 
to the liability of the city. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
a remonstrance against the erection of telegraph 
poles on North La Salle street, submitted a re- 
port recommending that the prayer of the re- 
monstrants be granted. 
pn Ald '-^ h ? mpson moved that the report be re- 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO. 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
a remonstrance against cindering North Halsted 
street, from Clybourn avenue to Division street 
submitted a report recommending that the pray- 
er of the remonstrants be granted. 

Aid. Waldo moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO. 

The same Committee, to whom was referred a 
petition for the location of a vegetable market 
on North Halsted street, submitted a report rec- 
ommending that the prayer of the petition be 
granted . 

Aid. Wetterer moved that the report be re- 
ferred to the Committee on Markets. 

The motion prevailed 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an ordinance for curbing and filling Stone street, 
from Division street to Banks street, submitted a 
report recommending its passage. 

Aid. Wetterer moved to concur in the report 
and pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and the ordinance'was 
passed oy veas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Ballard. Phelps, Clark, Mallory, Gran- 
nis, Turner, McAuley, Altpeter, McNaiiv. Rior- 
dan, Lawler. Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, Eiszner, 
McNurney, Throop, Rawleigh, Everett, Knopf, 
Thompson, Stauber. Lorenz, Waldo. Meyer, (15th 
Ward) Wetterer. Meier, (16th Ward)' Barrett, 
Jonas— 28 

Nays— Sanders, Waldo— 2. 

ALSO. 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
a petition for exchange of lots for the purpose of 
opening Oak street from Dearborn avenue to 
State Street, submitted a report recommending 
that the petition be referred to the Law Depart- 
ment for an opinion as to the legality of the 
proposed change. 



AM. Wetterer moved to concur in the report 
lhe motion prevailed. q ' 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
oiv sion street to Clybourn avenue, by private 

Aid. Waldo moved to concur in the, report. 
The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 

wtiXSST ° f JoSeph - B ° h man and Michael 
Weishaar for compensation for damages caused 
by changing the grade on Lincoln avenue, sub- 
mitted a report recommending the passage of 
ciafms° mpanying ° rder f ° r the IJa >' meilt of their 

Aid Thompson and Throop requested that the 
report be deferred for final action until the next 
regular meeting. 

So ordered . 

Aid. Thompson moved that the report be pub- 
lished. * 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

™ I 3 a ?r S £l ldera ' Me ^uley, Cullerton. Altpeter, 
McNally, Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Pee- 
yey. Eiszner McNurney, Swift, Thompson, 
Lorenz, Waldo— 16. 

Nays— Dixon, Ballard, Phelps, Mallory, Gran- 
nis, Turner, Throop, Rawleigh, Everett. Knopf, 
k&Kte ¥^' er ' < 15tl) Ward ) Wetterer. Meier 
(16th Ward) McCaffrey, Barrett, Jonas— 17. 

SPECIAL ORDER. 

The Chair directed that the special order the 
report of the Committee on Fire and Water, on 
amending the ordinance concerning maintain- 
ing lumber yards, be now taken up. 

Aid. Thompson of the Committee presented 
his report, and Aid. Jonas and McCaffrey re- 
quested that it be deferred for final action 'until 
the next regular meeting. 

So ordered. 

Aid. Thompson moved that it be made the 
special order for 8 :30 o'clock p, m., at said meet- 
ing. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Rawleigh moved that the rules be sus- 
pended for the purpose of taking up the West 
Park boulevard question. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Teas— Dixon, Ballard, Phelps, Clark, Mallory, 
Grannis, Cullerton, Lawler, Peevey, Eiszner 
McNurney, Throop, Rawleigh, Knopf, Thomp- 
son, Stauber. Lorenz. Waldo, Wetterer, Meier 
(16th Ward) McCaffrey, Barrett. Jonas— 23. 

Nays— Sanders. Turner, McAulev, Altpeter, 
McNally, Purcell, Smyth, Swift, Everett, Meyer, 
(15th ward,)— 10. 

Aid. Rawleigh moved that the ordinance con- 
senting that the Board of West Park Commis- 
sioners may take, regulate, control, and improve 
West Washington street,, from Halsted street to 
Central Park, offered by him as a substitute for 
the ordinance concerning West Adams street, 
be passed. 

Aid. McNally moved that the Council do now 
adjourn. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas— Turner, McAuley, Altpeter, McNally, 
Purcell, Smyth, McNurney, Swift, Everett, 
Lorenz,— 10. 

Nay s— Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, Phelps, Clark, 
Mallory, Grannis, Cullerton, Riordan, Lawler, 
Peevey, Eiszner, Throop, Rawleigh, Knopf, 
Thompson, Stauber, Waldo, Meyer, (15th ward) 
Wetterer, Meier, (16th Ward) McCaffrey ,Barrett, 
Jon as -24. 

Aid. Swift moved to lay the substitute of Aid- 
Rawleigh on the table. 



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The motion was lost by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas— Dixon. Sanders, Turner, McAuley, Mc- 
Nally, Purcell, Smyth, Swift, Everett, Stauber, 
Lorenz, Meyer, (15th Ward,) Meier, (16th Ward,) 
Barrett,— 14. 

Nays— Ballard. Phelps, Clark. Mallory. Gran- 
nis, Cullerton, Altpeter. Riordan, Lawler, Pee- 
vey, Eiszner. McNurney, Throop, Kawleigh, 
Knopf, Thompson, Waldo, Wetterer, McCaffrey, 
Jonas,— 20. 

Aid. Cullerton called for the previous question 
and the call was sustained by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Teas— Ballard. Phelps, Clark, Mallory. Gran- 
nis. Cullerton. Riordan, Lawler, Peevev, Eiszner, 
McNurney, Throop, Rawleigh, Knopf, Thomp- 
son. Waldo, Wetterer, McCaffrey, Jonas —19. 

Nays— Dixon, Sanders, Turner, McAulev, Alt- 
peter, McNally, Purcell. Smvth, Swift, Everett, 
Stauber, Lorenz, Meyer, (15th Ward.) Meier 
(16th Ward) Barrett— 15. 

The question then being on the motion of Aid. 
Eawleigh, rhe ordinance was passed by yeas and 
nays as follows : 

Yeas— Ballard, Phelps, Clark, Mallory, Gran- 
nis, Cullerton, McXaily, Riordan, Lawler. Pee- 
vev, Eiszner, McNurney, Throop, Rawleigh, 
Knopf, Thompson, Waldo, Wetterer, McCaffrey, 
Jonas— 20. 

Nays— Dixon, Sanders, Turner, McAuley, Alt- 
peter, Purcell, Smyth, Swift, Everett, Stauber, 
Lorenz, Meyer. (15th Ward) Meier, (16th Ward) 
Barrett,— 14. 

Aid. Eawleigh moved to reconsider the vote 
last taken, and to lay the motion on the table 

The motion to lay on the table prevailed by 
yeas and nays as follows. 

Yeas— Ballard. Phelps, Clark, Mallory. Gran- 
nis, Cullerton, Riordan, Lawler, Peevev Eisz- 
ner, McXurney, Throop, Rawleigh, Knopf 
Thompson, Waldo, Wetterer, McCaffrey, Jonas', 

Nays— Dixon, Sanders, Turner, McAuley, Alt- 
peter, McNally, Purcell, Smyth, Swift, Everett 
Stauber, Lorenz, Meyer, (15th Ward) Meier 
(16th Ward) Barrett,— 15. 

The following is the ordinance as passed • 

An ordinance consenting that the Board of 
West Park Commissioners may take, regulate 
control and improve a certain part of West Wash - 
mgton street, from the west line of Halsted street 
to Central Park, 
Be it ordained hy the City Council of the City of 

Chicago. J 

Section l. That whereas, the General As- 
sembly has passed a certain act which was dulv 
approved April 9, A. D. l»79, and which, with the 
title thereto, is in the words and figures follow- 
ing : 

An Act to enable Park Commissioners and Cor- 
porate Authorities to take, regulate, control and 
improve public streets leading to public parks 
to pay for the improvement thereof, and in that 
behalf to make and collect a special assessment 
or special tax on contiguous property. 
Be it enacted hy the People of the State of Illinois 

represented in the (General Assembly : 

Section 1 . That every Board of Park Com- 
missioners shall have power to connect any pub- 
lic park, boulevard or driveway under its con- 
trol with any part of any incorporated city, town 
or village, by selecting and taking any connect- 
ing street or streets or part thereof leading to 

SUCI1 p£H*K. 

Provided, That the streets so selected and tak- 
en, so far as taken, shall be within the district or 
territory, the property of which shall be taxable 
for the maintainance of such park ; and provided 
further, that the consent of the corporate authori- 
ties having control of any such street or streets 
so far as selected and taken, and also, the con- 
sent in writing, of the owners of a majority of the 
frontage of the lots and land* abutting oh such 
street or streets so far as taken, shall be first ob- 
tained. And provided further, that such connec- 



tion or improvement shall embrace only such 
street or streets as are necessary to form one con- 
tinuous improvement. 

§ 2. That such Board of Park Commission- 
ers or such corporate authorities as are by law 
authorized to levy taxes or assessments for the 
maintainance of such parks, shall have power to 
improve such street or streets, in such manner as 
they may deem best ; and for that purpose they 
are hereby authorized to pay for the improve- 
ment thereof ; and from time to time to levy or 
cause to be levied and collected a snecial tax or 
assessment on contiguous property abutting up- 
on such street so improved, for a sum of money 
not exceeding the estimated cost of such first im- 
provement or improvements, as shall be ordered 
and estimated by such Board of Park Commiss- 
ioners, but not for any subsequent repair thereof. 
And to that end such Board of Corporate Au- 
thorities shall have all the power and authority 
now or hereafter granted to them respectively, 
relative to the levy, assessment and collection of 
taxes or assessments for corporate purposes. 
And such special taxes or assessments as are 
hereby authorized, may be divided into not ex- 
ceeding four annual installments bearing inter- 
est at the rate of six per cent, per annum, from 
the date of confirmation until paid. And the 
said assessment or installment thereof shall he 
collected and enforced in the same manner as is 
provided by law, for the collection and enforce- 
ment of other taxes or assessments for or on ac- 
count of such corporate boiies or boards, as 
aforesaid, so far as the same are applicable 

§ 3. Such Park Boards shall have the same 
power and control over the parts of streets taken 
under this act, as are or may be by law vested in 
them of and concerning the parks,' boulevards, or 
driveways under their control. 

§ 4. In case any such street or parts there- 
of, shall pass from the control of any such park 
board, the power and authority over the same 
granted or authorized by this act, shall revert to 
the proper corporate authorities of such citv 
town or \ lhage respectively, as aforesaid 

§ 5. Any city, town or village in this State 
shall have full power and authority to invest anv 
of such park boards with the right to control 
improve and maintain anv of the streets of such 
city, town or village, for the purpose of carrvine 
out the provisions of this act. -r 6 

_ § 6. Whereas, there is a necessity for the 
immediate construction of the improvements 
contemplated in this act, therefore an em eraen co- 
exists and this act shall take effect and be in 
AprTl 9™1879 a ^^ HS passa « e - Approved 
a* And Whereas, the Board of West Park Com- 
missioners are about selecting and taking for the 

™?-e nf n w£Wr Ses , *** t] l e sa l d act mentioned, that 
part of West Washington street, extending from 
the west line of Halsted street to Central Park 
and the consent in writing of the owners of a ma- 
jority of the frontage of the lots and lands abut- 
ting on said streets, so far as taken or proposed t- 
betaken by said Board, having been obtained. 

C £SVf S vv e i' < ? y I > gl \ en ^ and wanted to the said 
Boaid of West Park Commissioners to take 
regulate, control and improvethe before describ- 
ed parts of West Washington street respectively 
m manner and form provided in the said act of 
the General Assembly. And full power and 
authority is hereby granted to said Board of 
Park Commissioners to control, improve and 
maintain the parts of said streets, so to be 
taken as aforesaid, for the purpose of earrvrns 
out the provisions of the said act of the General 

Provided, however, that nothing in this ordi- 
nance contained shall be construed as a waiver 
or relinquishment hy or on the part of said city 
of any of its rights or powers in relation to the 
laying of water or gas mains and pipes, and the 
building and repairing of sewers in said streets, 
An d J£ ie rescue of openings for the same 
All powers which said city now has in relation 
to water and gas pipes and sewers and their 






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connections, and the regulation of the same and 
the openings for the same in streets and alleys 
of said city, being hereby expressly reserved as 
to the said part of West Washington street in as 
ample a manner as if the aforesaid consent were 
not given. 

Sec. 2. Unless the said Board of Park Com- 
missioners shall within thirty days from the ap- 
proval hereof, select and take the said parts of 
streets for the purposes aforesaid, this ordinance 
shall cease to be of any force or effect, and the 
consent given by section one aforesaid shall be 
deemed to be withdrawn. 

Sec. 3. This ordinance shall be in force from 
and after its passage. 

SPECIAL ORDER. 

The Chair directed that the special order, the 
report of the Committee on Public Buildings on 
the granite question, be now taken up. 

Aid Throop requested that the Committee 
have further time granted. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the Committee have 
one week further time, and that their report be 
made the special order for the next regular meet- 
ing at 8.30 o'clock p. m. 

Aid. Dixon called for a division of the ques- 
tion. 

The question being "on granting further time 
it was 

Agreed to. 

The question then being on making it a special 
order, it was agreed to, by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas— Sanders, Ballard, Clark, Mallory Gran- 
nis, Turner, McAuley, Cullerton, Altpeter, Mc- 
Nally, Fiiordan, Lawler, Peevey,Eiszner, Throop, 
Eawieigh, Everett, Knopf, Thompson, Waldo, 
Mever, (15th Ward) Wetterer, Meier, (lethWard) 
McCaffrey Barrett, Jonas— 26. 

Nays— Dixon, Phelps, Purcell, Smyth, Swift. 
Stauber, Lorenz— 7. 

By unanimous consent, the Committee on 
Finance, to whom was referred the petition of 
Hermann J. Korff for compensation for personal 
injuries, submitted a report recommending the 
passage of an accompanying order. 

Aid. Waldo moved to concur in the report and 
pass the order. 

The motion prevailed, and. the order was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Teas— Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, Phelps, Clark, 
Mallorv, Grannis. Turner, McAuley, Cullerton, 
Altpeter, McNallv, Rion'ap, Lawler, Purcell, 
Smyth. Peevey, Eiszner, Throop, Swift, Raw- 
leigh, Everett, Knopf, Thompson, Stauber, Lo- 
renz, Waldo, Meyer. (15th Ward) Wetterer, 
Meier, (16th Ward) McCaffrey, Barrett, Jonas— 33. 

Nays— None 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Mayor and Comptroller be, 
and they are, hereby authorized to pay to H. J. 
Korff, the sum of one hundred dollars out of 
moniesnot otherwise appropriated, upon a good 
and sufficient receipt for payment of the same. 

Aid Sanders moved that the rules be sus- 
pended for the purpose of allowing the Commit- 
tee on Gas Lights to submit a report. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Feas--Sanders, Ballard, Clark, Grannis, Tur- 
ner, McAuley, Cullerton, Altpeter, MeNaliy, 
Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, Peevev, Eiszner, 
Throop, Swift, Rawleigh, Everett,' Knopf, Wal- 
do, Meyer, (15th Ward) Wetterer, McCaffrey, 
Barrett, Jonas- 25. 

Nays— Dixon, Phelps. Mallory, Smyth, Thomp- 
son, Stauber, Lorenz, Meier. (16th Ward)— 8. 

Aid. Sanders then submitted a report covering 
an ordinance concerning the price of gas. 

Aid. MeNally moved that the report be laid 
over and published, and 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 : 



Feos-Sanders, Clark, Grannis, Turner, Mc- 
Auley Cullerton, MeNally, Riordan, Lawler 

Evere ft ^ffiffiSr*^' Tb ™°* Swi "' Sleigh! 
wfiJ^K^P 1 '/ 1 " 011 ^ 8011 . Stauber, Lorenz 
Waldo, Meyer, (15th Ward) Wetterer mZ 
(16th Ward) McCaffrey, Bariett, jSnS -27 ' 

pft& Bal,ard ' Phel P s « Mallory, Alt- 

The following is the report : 
,. JLvvf , Committ <?e on Gas Lights, to whom were 
T^nro^Pn ? ^ 10 " 8 from the Chicago Gas 
Light and Coke Company, and the Peoples' Gas 
Light and Coke Company, as to the price for 
which they would furnish gas for street lamps, 
public buildings and tunnels, having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave to report that 
we recommend the passage of the following or- 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago. y 

. Section l That the Comptroller be, and he 
is hereby authorized to pay to the Chicago Gas 
Light and Coke Company, for gas furnished bv 
said company, for street lamps, public buildings 
and places and tunnels, from the first day of 
January AD 1879, to the thirty-first day of 
December A. D , 1879 inclusive, at, and after the 
rate of one dollar and sixty-five cents per one 
thousand cubic feet of gas consumed ; providing 
that m estimating the amount of gas consumed 
by said street lamps, no greater amount shall be 
allowed than tou