Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune, May 9, 1876, Page 1

Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune dated May 9, 1876 Page 1
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VOLUME 29. DIAMONDS. DIAMONDS! ITewlot of magnificent Stones, get and unset. Also "Watches. French Clocks, and Novelties In Jewelry, of Mr. Giles’ recent selection in Paris and Geneva, GILES, BRO. & CO., 268 WABASH-AV. SILVERWARE. WEDDING PRESENTS! We oiTor a very large stock of ole. rant STERLING SILVER and hohuam man’E’g go. nickel plate at low prices. N.MATSON&CO, MONROE-STS. STATEA] TO RENT. Desirable Hits TO BENT UST THB TSIMS BILK mO.TJIBB 07 WILLIAM 0. DOW, Boom 10. Tribune Building. TO ZE^IEnsTT. Threo-*tory and basement atope-front dwelling*, with brick bama, on Mlchlgan-ar., between Thirteenth and Fourteonth*aU.,wltli all Improvements,and In com plate order, by DAI HD A BIIADLEY, 00 LaßaH<yst, FOR RENT, Daring aumraer cionUta, a large PRIVATE REST* DENOE on Mlcblgan-a r„ furnished. Boarding-house keepara need not apply. Addrraa K 98, Tribune office, tiring full name and 'reference. BOOTS AND SHOES. vn in. This is to notify tbo trade that mi & om, 114 Wabash-av., Wholesale Dealers and Jobbers In Boots and Shoes, moor authorized Agents, and the ONLY PLACE In Chicago wl lere tho genuine Worcester "Walker Bools” ire for sale. J. H. & a. M. WALKER. GENERAL NOTICES, KTOTIOH. CITY TAX DISCOUNTS. . THE SAFEST INVESTMENT FOR » FOUR. MONEY IS IN‘YOUR OWN TAX ES, espooiofly whon you can got a HAND JOMB DIB COUNT. Tho City of Chicago rill, at any timo before May 20,1870, bor row from persona owing City Boal Estate razes for tJio year 1876, tbo amount of such taxes, allowing two (2>.por cent discount, and will issuo vouchers therefor which may bo ■sod at onoo, or bold until the owner is pro pared to pay his other taxes. By order of tho Mayor and Finance Com mittee. Apoly to 8. S. HAYES, Comptroller, Hoorn 3, City Han. PIANOS. ni RENT. 1 f\r\ Splendid Uptight. Square, and Grand PUnoa Luu t« rent, and rent deducted If purchased* LVON A lItiALY, State and Monroo-ale., Chicago. . General Agentw for Btemway’a I’iamn. SPORTSMEN’S GOODS, BUNS, FISHING TACKLE, ETC, At E. E. EATON'S, 53 State-si EST.IDLianED 1853. WATER CURE. Kenosha water cube, KENOaiIA, Wla. Recently enlarged end ItDMoved, *®e Ufce tlow, and good boating, Hummer* ro «uk»Lly cool, and climate dcU,-ftitfuL CbronloDle *»»«; PUeuca of Nervoua Syatem. For circular*, wu*. «tc., addrwa N. X. PBNNOYKR, M. D., rbyil or E, PKNNOYEIt, Proprietor. OIL TANKS. iWIUSON A. Evenden, A j OIL TANKS ANP SHIPPING CANS, 47 it 40 Wmi Leke Street. OHXOAOOi Wm> rMtitiiMvi. fCUuH \ FIRM OH AN Q£S. COX»AUTNIi:USinP. . r > Tbomaa D. Coleman baa tbla day been admitted ■istO)L«r of our firm. Wo bare removed to 30 aud 33 “®*Ui naler*at,, whore the bualueaa will heDcefortb m conducted uuder the xuma aod atylo of Kurisbl. »*Uy 4 Coleman. ENUIOUT k KELLY. Jlhicaoo. May 1. 1876. . DYEING AND CLEANING. SHAWLS f? * T(r 7. dtacripUon cleaned to look llku uew, and at Won notice. AUO. SCHWARZ. W South Clark, 1U IlUool* awUW W. MaiUaoji-ati, ®j£ Cbtftggir Pail® ©filwme. BILKS. SILKS! BEST BARGAINS OP THE SEASON I Pin BROTHERS. Having purchased the past month fully 1,000 PIECES * AW Black and Colored BROS GRAIN SMS In all tbd best and newest shades, direct from the Auction Rooms, are enabled to oiTor the HOST MARVELOUS BAEGAIRS OF THE SEASON. 300 pcs. Qros Grain Silks, se leoted qualities and colors, at $1 and $1.10; sold elsewhere at $1.40 and $1.60. 240 pos. very fine Gros Grain Dress Silks, $1.26 and $1.60; last year’s prices, $1.75 and $2. 120 pos. Striped and Cheeked Silks at 66c, 760, and $1; cost 25 per cent more to import. Good Black Dress Silks, 90c, sl, and $1.26; last season’s price, $1.40 and $1.60. Elegant Black Dress Silks, superior finish and quality, $1.60 and $1.76; recently sold at $2 and $2.60, Best Black Dress Silks, satin finish, $2, $2.60, $3, and $8.60. Extraordinary Bargains. Also, 1,000 pos. 40-inoh all wool Black French Cashmeres, the most reliable goods impart ed, at 66c, 76c, 90c, and sl. 48-inoh all-wool Black French Cashmeres, at sl, sl.lO, $1.25, and $1.40. Drap d’Ete, extra heavy, for Saoques, $1.60, $1.75, SB, end $8.60, fully 600 per yard under value. INSPECTION SOLICITED. 121 and 123 State-st. MlcMgM and Twentr-seconfl-st HATS. “fHE LATEST.” “cur A. T S Hat Eslaisiiat. S 7 MADXSON-ST. ERBY & BARNES. SALT. SALT. Several cargoes of oil kinds NEW SALT Just received j for sale in any quantity, by tbo barrel or in bulk. Also Canada in barrels and bulk to arrive. A. J. LATHAM, Agent, BASE BALL. BiliMiL _The games announced for TO-DAY and THURSDAY between tbo CHICAGOS and OINOINNATIB. on tho Stato-st. Grounds, have bean postponed till WEDNESDAY and THURSDAY, tho 10th and 11th, on account of tho partial destruction of tho fenoo around tho X J ark by Snturdoy's storm. REMOVALS, O- n. croß3DA.nsr, HAS REMOVED TO 114 Mpnroe-st,, near Clark. PHOTOGRAPHY. HUB ASH FINANCIAL. ? Per Cent. Large loans made at SEVEN: loans between 105,000 anU li.ooo at s. Ow band for Invcauuout at 'J, IUWO. Jj.aoo. $3,000, f3,WO. BOUDDEU ft MASON. Ittl'lOO Dcatbotmat. MONEY at low ratoa oa Mortgagee, Bonda, Warehotua Be* celpta aod Renta, by LAZARUS SILVERMAN, Dialer. Chamber of Commerce. STATIONERY. SIUTOH as.i?& n &arsPE'£ U UMII all buy Btatlouerjf of UABSEALXi A GO., 161 Madiaoa.iU HARVEY HOISTED. The People Did Not Vote in Vain for a Mayor at , the Last Election. Tbe Vote Canvassed and' (bo Don, Thomas Hoyne Declared Oar Chief magistrate. The Great Usurper Holds on to the Last and Refuses to Put the Motion Ordering the Canvass, How Uio Bummer Aldermen Were Check mated All the Way Through, from First to last. The Buies Are Changed.So as to Fat a Stop to All Colviman Filibus tering. Dildrcfli ar.d Uiillc Undertake to Block the Wliccl'j, but Arc Ruthlessly I’.un Orcr. Now Let t?iO People Sing a P®c,n of Victory. long before the Council mot yesterday even ing, that ‘part of tbo room reserved for visitors was crow jod with people. A jam had boon an* ticirato'J, and therefore a large police force was on har.d tp prevent overcrowding, and also to ston any attempts at applause, which, if carried too far, might have brought down the rickety hu/.lding. Policemen wore stationed at the front dr,or, on the Blairs, and in the Council Chamber. T hey did their duty quietly and well, and what 'little cheering and counter-cheering there was, was quickly hushed. Tno sympathies of tho audience wore nearly evenly divided, the side which was championed by Hildreth having a alight majority. Within tho rail wore a number of city officers, Including tho Tax Commissioners and Marshal, and also several prominent citizens, who dis liked to trust themselves in tho crush outelde tho bar. Tho outgoing AlQorraou wore nor.rly all there, and assumed a jollity which tbqydid not really fool. They were too exuberant in their declarations of gratification at release from official care. was called to order at 7:80 o'clock, and tho Clerk called tbo roll. Tbo following persons re* sponded to tbolr names: Foley, Richardson, Warren, Spalding, Stone of the Fourth Ward, Stone of the Fifth Ward, Clarke of tho Fifth Ward, Uotdy, Soraraor, Cullerton, Hildreth, O'Brien, Woodman, Clark of the Tenth Ward, White, Qundcrwon. Heath, Campbell, Case, Cleveland, Quirk, Ryan, Eckharl, Stout, llahr, Lougacher, Schatfnor. Murpby, Sweeney, Lynch, Dickinson, Corcoran, ami Mr. itcflldcut. Aid. Foloy—l more that the minutes of the prerteua meeting bo approved without reading. Tbo motion waa agreed to. Aid. SehalTner—This Council haring now finished ,l(s work, I move that wo adjourn sins die. Ala. Btout—l second the motion. Aid. Warren—And that tho Aldermen escort the caw Aldermen to their seats. Aid. Schatfner—'That la unneeeesary. Aid. Dixon then apoke aa follows ; Gc.rri.KMtN: Before I put to rote the motion which Is (o forever dissolve this Common Council I itealro to return you. Individually mid collectively, my heartfelt (banka for tbo uuilorm courtesy, conilclenw tlon. tad Hiippori which you have at all times extended to mo as your presiding officer. 1 have i>ceu a number of tbit body for nine contec* utlvo yearn, and In tint period have never missed a meeting uxeept during the time I was compelled to I*i absent in Hpringfldd us a member of the Twenty-sev enth General Assembly. Many of you also have beta members for a manlier of yearn. And I bcllcVo (hat, as a Council, wo buvo been actuated by a desire to per form our duties conscientiously and to the best of our abilities. OHIOAGO'B If lu our deliberations tv a have failed-in do all Ibat our condiments and (he citizens generally expected of us. tliofallurc, 1 honestly believe, baa been duo not so much to*n dcflclciiMy in (he will to do, aato causes In many cases Iwyond our coutrui. Aa all public mou and public bodies must expect, this Council lion been nm-rely criticised. In some Instances, its character as a deliberative araambly hr* been, I think, unjustly assailed. Making duo allowance for the carncsiucsa and heat of debato. Its mcctlugn In the matters of order aiwl de corum will compere favurobly with tboeo of any simi lar body lu (he country- The amenities and courtesies which should ever characterize tho intercourse of gen tlemen hi.vu ratify been violated. And In aoicrlng our official tics I trust we will be drawn closer to each other by lasting tlca of friendship aud fraternity. In parting, we cannot forget that death hia re moved one ‘Of our members, reminding those who aro loft of the v.ucertainty of life and tho vanity of merely earthly hoi >c« anil aspirations. In conol usion, I trust It will not bo considered ont of place for mo to say that I earnestly hope that our successors’ bauds may bo upheld by tbo public nod tbo press lu euch manly aud honorable fashion oh will aid Ur jm to perform their duties, at all limes arduous andurten thankless, to tbo satisfaction of (heir con stltivcuU, and for (ho welfare of the city which we all low j. Mcntlejoen, once more I thank you aud most re- Vjnctfully hid you farewell. And at (Qe some time '.svlcorao (ho new Aldermen to their seats and respon sibilities. V All in'favor of the motion to adjourn will algnl/y It by saying yea. Ttio motion was agreed to. Aid. DUon’a remarks wore greeted with applause. TUeuew Aldermen than began flUng Into thdr neats, and at the same time Aid. Hlxou vacated bn neat, which was not owe assumed by Mayor Colvin. While the Aldermen were taking tbelr seals Hildreth stepped up to 11, D. and roroivcd his dual instructions. Citrk Forrest called the roll,and the following AJder. tnuu answered : Pearson, McAuley, llosenburg, Hal* lard, Thomson, Aldrich, Gilbert, Stewart, Sommer, bherldaa, Collerlon, Lading. Hildreth, Ktrbor, •O'lJrluu, Lawler, Van Osdcl, Ileldlcr, White, Smith, Threap, Urlggs, McCrea, lUwlelgh, Cleveland, Wheel* vr. Ryan, Uaumgartcn. Nlcecn, Waldo, Leugachcr, IJnsenbarih, Murphy, Sweeney, Kirk, Roger. Clerk F*rr*at—A message from His Honor the Mayor to the now Council. Mr.ilelvtu—■Gentlemen! I appear before yon to* night M President of the Council under the act of IbJ'A This being » new Council, the drat buslnt-m be* for* it will bo the reading of the mcaaigo of the Mayor. The Clerk will please read the message. Aid, Oullerton—l do uot desire to interrupt the reading of the Clerk, but it seems to me Hint wo ought to sdojd some rules before thu Council is properly or* gnulrcd. Ido not desire to^— Mr. Colvin—The old rules sre the rules of tbs C. ‘ • Jouuctl until other* ate adopted. Aid. Cutlertou—My motive la rising wu to adopt *omu rule*. Of coarse there are uu rules governing The Clerk—Ocotlctnea of Uio City Council. M<X. Cuiicrtoa— I addrumed Ui IU« Prett ied. Air. Colvin—Aldermen, I conalder thatthemessage toaakiho clerkiorc*d the motion, la Ural in order. The 01- ; rk read It. Tho Clerk reaumedbls reading. Aid. F.lidrcth—Very well—- . - .. Aid. McOrea--One word. Aid. 'jwceuey-*I call for a division ot 100 question. ThoL’lork—ln accordance with this provision— It accr ua to cuufllci. .. „ Aid. McUrca—l will laku but ouo moment. With all All*., Cullerion—l wove the previous question, due reaped to vour Honor it would aeeiu to ue that A'.d, Hildreth—l bail the floor at the time and was Blnco Ibis been lu the bauds of tbo rw uguized by the Chair, how, Mr. I resident, to printers. and baa been generally printed lu the morn- at dko out and auieud and adopt rules la foreign to the u>« papera, that it would be proper, in order to save f .ractico that baa Ken Inaugurated here for all time, much valuable time that we will necessarily cunnutue ft Is a set of rules gotten up for tbo purpose which Ula nil* evening, 1 would therefore move Hut bo plain that there Is no reutlenian in this bouse but IT UK UKr£BilEl> what be can see, and 1 ah ill insist beloro that the new lot 111. ptoicnl. ind lint It Ixi retorted to 111. Finance, rule, ere ••loidt Jon » tejerruco nfdlio coinmuulc.llou ('■imnottea wliou it la aunolnted. lo a comiuttlvc, and that ana.i uciuo conunimo on S i a<<iudiUe motion. Judiciary. 1 absll luaiat tin. reference when op. Ald.ltyan—l will iuaiat, and I iball ioalat, thataq-y polniod. member of this Council putting a motion aball rodq u Aid. \Vhlt<H-I aecond tbo motion. It to writing before the motion will be entertained by Aid. Oullcrlou—l do not desire to more toe previous lb* Chair. . . question, but I aiu goiug to rise to a question of In* . Aid. Ale Cm-l would »»y, to neettho pmUrafria’a f urination. She previous question being moved in CHICAGO, TUESDAY* MAY D, 1876. objection*, that Z have the motion redact* to writing. Tho Clerk read, " It (• moved tbit tbt further read* lag In dispensed with, aua tbt menage be referred to tho Finance Committee when appointed,” AM. Hildreth—lnasmuch ie too motion U raid* end «otlcipiied —. Aid. CuUertoo—A point of order, I believe that no •object-matter te In tbe potseeeiou ef the home until itsted by tbe CUttr. 1 limply fleilre tbe ruling of tbe Cbur. Mr. Colrih—Tbe question is on the resolution. AM, Hwemey—Has tbe motion made by tbs Aider* men been seconded f Aid. UUdreth—For (bs Mke ef good feillcgj for the sake of harmony In tbla Council, that we may proceed without any of this disturbance ail ie ,c;ldpsted by many of thep-jopleof Chicago, I abaii hope tbstno aucb action will be taken here at tbia time. Although the taemga baa been printed in tbe newspapers of the city, we hero no oQlclal notification that that lathe W.eseago of Ills Honor the Mayor. There mi) have ♦.ten altotationa In connection with tbe—with tbs menage between the time when it went to press. There may be additions made to the meisage so that the message as wo biro read it In the papers haa be<-o Mr i reeled aafaPoeUgocefromlbolntenllonof the Mayor at tho time of its going to press. Hut at this time we certainly do not know, we certainly cannot take cog* olxanco of (be message as belup tho Mayor's menage until presented bere by Ills Honor the Mayor and read by the Clerk. For tho 84KB OF XUBMONTi for the cake of continuing the feeling of fellowship that ehould exist, and I hope altnys will exist, in this I Council, for the beat Interests the people of Chi* | cago, that no technical point 0 f this kind shall bo 1 raised, ami that that courtesy rvhlcti la one from one to I another shall be extended to the Mayor, and (be mess* ag.j eliall l*» read, and that wo tltnll dlsi>oee of U after* wards. 1 trust tho genl’.cinau will withdraw his mo tion snd save any disturbance, and that wo shall hard the niw-enpe wltnouv, quetUou at ell in relation to tie official effect- and the significance pertaining thereto. AM. McCfr #a —one moment. I am sorry the gon (lonian the word courtesy nr discourtesy. 1 dis claim any motive of this kind. It Is only for tho pur* po«o of gaining time—this valuable llmo that wo nmat noma jariiy consume (his evening. I havo great ro* •pw'.il lor your Honor, and would bo very sorry to n'*vo my motion viewed lu that light. Aid. Thompson—l thank the fu-miotnan last upon tho lloor for deprecating any of the oxrttcment that has Posit anticipated lu the community, I certainly will meet him more than half way on that point. We desire nothing of tbe kiud. For my part I desire nothing of the kind, but the courtesy which it is proper for one member to rxtend to another member, or for any member of this Council to extend to tho presiding officer. It is nut on occount on any lack of courtesy in my mind—it is not an expression of dlscourlcwy at all. 1 eUsll vote for this motion simply for the purpose of saving valuable lime. My deeirn 1h to saro lime. Inasmuch as wo have all had an opportunity of reading it, it iocma to me it is a saving of valuable time if Jt la received, referred (o tho proper committee, and printed. We cannot show it more ri-e|wct in any other way. lam euro the Pre siding Officer will not care tbit hlu messago should be read, and therefore 1 am lu favor of the motion. Aid. ityan—l would oak if tho Committees bare yet been appointed. Mr. Colvin—No, eir; they have not Aid. ityan—l claim it cauuut be referred to a com mittee until then. Mr. Colvin—l understand tho gentleman to refer it to tho proper committee, when appointed. Aid. Hhcridsn—l think we ail understand tbe mo tion. I would liko the point to be Bellied, and in enter to prevent further discussion on this subject, which la wholly unnecessary, 1 vlli move tbe previous qtica* torn. TUB OLD COUNCIL THE NEW COUNCIL. Tbo previous question was ordered. Ur. Colvin—Toe motion n upon the resolution. VtUDCSTCUINU. Aid. Hildreth—What is the resolution? Mr. Colvin—llls the motion la refer. Aid. lllldrotta—l move that that bo referred to the Committee upon Judiciary when appointed. Aid. White—l second the motion. Aid. Cullerton—Will tho Clerk please road the paper. What is it? The Clerk read Aid. McCrcs’e motion, AU. Cullerton—lt is simply a motion reduced to , writing. Mr. Colvin—lt is a resolution, as we have decided it. Ala, cmierlon—lt don not read so, with due rc speet iu the Chair. 9 AW. Sweeney—l would like to hare It reed again. Is It a motion or a revolution 7 Tbo Clerk again read It. Tho motion of Aid, ilcCrea was adopted, and tbo message referred without reading. TUB NEW HOLES. Aid. Cullcrton—ln order to obviate anjr farther diffi culty, 1 desire to liVi'o tuts Council adopt some rules. I will more to adopt tbo rules of tbo old Council, ex cept Rules % 41, 40, 51, and 03, and that they bo the rule* that aboil govern till* Council until otherwise ordered, and upon that, Mr, President, I move (bo previous question. The rules which it waa proposed not to re-enact are m follows: Hulc J—At the hour appointed for tbe meeting, the Clork (or some one appointed to fill bis place) shall proceed to call the role of members, mark tbe ab sentees, and announce whether a quorum (I. 0.. a majority of all the members el- ’ted) be present. Ujion tbo api>earaiico of a quorum tbe Council shall be called to order, (be presiding officer taking the chair, if present, and Ibo Council appointing a temporary Chairman if he should bo absent. If a quorum do nut appear, tbo Council shall not thereby stand adjourned unless by a votu of tbo members present. When a quorum Is present tbe Council shall proceed to tbo btiflue** before It, which shall be conducted in tbo order following : 1. Tbe reading of tho minutes of the proceedings of tbo last meeting or meetings, amendment and approval of the same, unless dispensed with by the Council. •j, Reports of city officers. 3. iTweuUtlou of petitions, communication*, reso lutions, and ordinances. 4. Reports of atuudltig commlttoft*. fi, RejKirts of select committees. d. Kogroßced ordinances, orders, and resolutions, 7. Umlnlshed business of proceeding meetings. H. Miscellaneous business. Hulk 41.—Tho standing committees of theOonsdl shall he appointed by tho presiding officer anmiolly, itpra entering tho duties of his office; and tbe first ]*reua named on each committee shall be Chairman thereof. Tho following shall be the standing committees: I. On Finance. U. On Udiroada. 3. On Judiciary. - 4. On Fire and Water, I), On Hchoola. 0. On Streets and Alleys, South Division. 7. On Street* and Alleys, North Division. 8. On Streets and Alloys; West Divided. ->'l y, on Wharves and Vublie Qrounds, JO. On Whurllug Privileges. 11, On Ix>cal Assessments, 13. On lirldoweli, 13. On I'ollce. 14. On License. 15. On ilu Light*. IC. On Harbor and Bridge*. 17. On Printing, la. On Markets, ill. On I’uulle buildings, ‘M. On County Relations, Hulk to. All ordinances, petition*, resolutions, and communication* to tbe Council shall, nulrrs by unani mous Oduvt-nt, bo referred to tbe appropriate Aoitnlt. te<o, and only aetnl upon by the Council at a subac qiienl meeting, on tho report of the Committee having the mme in charge. Rulb-VJ. Tho rules of parliamentary practice com prised in ** Cushing s Manual 1 ' shall govern the Coun cil in all caeca to which they are applicable, tod in which 'buy are not Inconsistent with tho standing rules of this Council. Hulk W. These rules nay bo temporarily suspended by consent of all tho members present; but shall not be repealed, altered, or amended, unless by concur rence of two-thirds of all the Aldermen elected. DISCUSSION. Aid. Hildreth—A point of order. The gentkman taking tho Hour cauuot uiaku a motion to adopt (ho rules, and at tho samu time make » motion for the provlous iiiieotion. Mr. Colvin—l think Uie gentleman le out of crder. Hohu no right to da that, amhtho Chair eo decides. Aid. Uullortou—Do you msKo rcforeuco to mv mate* lug two motions ? Well, men, 1 will make it In one motion ; 1 will move Mr. Colvin—Von lux mad* one motion. Aid. Cullcrtou— All right. You rulu out the aecond looilon? Do I undutslsud the Chair? Mr. Colvin—Vcs, sir, . Aid. Hildreth—Now, If lb* gentleman wllTpat hi# motion lu writing —— Aid. Ouilorton—Tho gentleman bee got U here In writing. (Uiughter.) Aid. Hildreth—l suppose ao, •flio Clerk read the motion. Aid, MeCrca—l uiuvo the rrotloua question. Aid. dtyan—A |n>mt nf order. Aid, Hildreth—l understand perhapa It may be an right to run through under the previous question, hut jn-rhajui It would l)j *» welt fur thoso number* in the Council Hint have not had (he privilege of meeting (a caucus, that many of tho gentlemen should know what wo uro going to do, and what rules shall govern us lu tho future, uud not because H may seem that there aro a lew benj that are m fie minority that they shall bo deluded, and all Imsim-ss snail Ih> done under tho previous quoriiou. Ami now, If these rules an* proper, It is right »o amend there mice, ami certainly tho nutation should ho left open a sufficient letvjili of time, tun we may know what shall be alters i, ami give >' a isir consideration, which Is no taoro Hi an justice on the part oi tho gentleman who present/. these rules, sad even justice also to si -mWn» ut tho Council, ‘ ' ru n°t wuethc Uieuilivn ut Iho Council. I ‘*afo l«>l Ihoy liave > jccii iu llio caucus or uot, ulid I would Uiit (hit matter, bow far would* the Chtlr bold (bat It would proceed 7 Mr. Colrla—Uow/ar would It hoWf AM. cullerton— I To the main question 7 Mr. Colvlu—lt Krlket me ib«T have a right to refer it, iftbey desire. Aid. Cutisrton—But we hare 00l jet adopted ety rules, aod hence we must fellow the charter. Aid, Hildreth—Aid. Cullerton, will you allow mo a Word right there od that point? Aid. Cullerton—Certainly. Aid. Ulldretb—l would say that (bo charter carrlee (ho new rulea In force. The charter of 1873 carrlee the old rulea Into eileteoce lo tble Council, for that I can refer you to the charter. Aid. Cullerton—The gentleman will be kind enough to refer to too section of the charter. Bee. 11, 1j not it? Aid. nildretb—Yea, air. Aid. Cullerton—l gave way for the gentleman to eek education, and bo made a apeecb referring to a car* lam aectloo of the charter. The eectlon to which bo referred la Sec. 11, page 0, which la aa followa: 11. (Prior ordinance*, etc., in forca until the. elo.J "All ordinance*, resolutions, and by.Uwt m force In any city or town when It ihill organize under tble act. aball continue to full force and effect until re* pealed or amended, notwliheUndlog aueb change of organization; and the making of auch change of or* gaulzatlon shall not bo construed to effect» change in the legal Identity, as a corporation, of auch city or town." The gentleman has got the wrong section. It does notapplyat all in this case; U applies only ee far aa the uigaulzatlonof cities It concerned. If he turns to See. hj, in the charter, he will find Just what covers this point in the Council; "It shall determine Us own rule* of proceeding." The section to which the gentleman referred boa reference to laws tint were In effect prior to the adoption ol this charter. The section that 1 quoto from 1* the suction that mould bo followed after this law waa adopted, it hoe been adopted, and we are now acting under it; h.'iico It la the section which should govern us. Ido not be lieve there In a gentleman in thu room who. after read* lug (ho section, will attempt to contradict the state* meat. '• It shall determine its own rules:” that la what I am about to consummate, and that is the rea son why 1 want to move the previous question. 1 will now more iho previous question on my motion. Aid. Sommer—Will tho Alaennau allow me a ques tion? Aid. Cullerton—l bare mated the previous question. Aid. Sommer—Will you allow me a question before taking the vote 7 Aid. Cullerton—You don't want me to withdraw the motion 7 Aid. Sommer—So, but 1 want you to alate right here whether we are to adopt thla and swallow It rigntaway without giving It a fair consideration. Aid. Cullerton—l presume It la for the Council to determine. «. Aid. Sommer—But you say wo have no rules. Aid. Cullerton—Certainly, and I want you to adopt some. Aid. Somnef—l will be willing to adopt them aa soon as they receive a fair consideration. Aid. Cullerton—Certainly. 1 more the previous question. Aid. Hildreth again rose to hia feet and was about to speak, when Aid. Cullerton Interposed, 44 1 hare moved the previ ous question and j( la seconded." Mr. Colrln-I desire to have the Clerk read Bale id. Aid. Cullerton—Of what 7 Mr. Colvin—Of the rules. Aid. Cullerton—We have no rules yet. Aid. Hildreth—Will the Alderman as a matter of courtesy to me give mo the privilege to say a few Aid. Cullerton—My motion Is to adopt the rules of tbo old Connell with the exception of two or three, and upon that I moved the previous question, which was properly seconded. Aid. Hildreth—l called the attention of the Alder man to Uuloll, and be has referred me to Buie a*. I will read 8»o. 11, and then state what seems to be the law as judged by good lawyers. It is an follows : >• AU ordinances, resolution*, and by-laws in force Id any city or town, when It shall organize under thla act. snail continue in full force aud effect until re pealed or amended, notwithstanding such change of organization, and tho malting of auch change of or ganization shall not bo construed to effect a change in the legal identity, an a contrition, of such city or tom. Now, wo have rubs to act tinker: wo hire by-laws to sot under, and the very f«ct of ttie framers of the roUßtilutiun or of this net of IHT3 foreseeing ttiis dif ficulty when tti« now Council should come lu, un doubtedly Inserted this provision Jo the act. so that the Council and all other branches of ths City Oov— eminent would have something to work by—thst the Government might not be left without any machinery whatever, or any rule to guide them by. And the rules of this Council sre the rules as adopted before: and all rules, by-laws, ordinances, sud so forth, not Inconsistent with this charter are in full force. The odoptiou ol (he charter adopted tbo roles that we have been working under, and they are the rules for our guidance until they orevrepcaled. Ths previous ques tion may lie ordered, but 1 shall Insist upon the ref erence of that communication. Mr. Colvin—l am advised that Aid. Hildreth's posi tion oa this matter la correct by as good lawyers as thsre are In the city. , . „ , _ . Aid. Cullerton—l rise to a point of order. I moved the previous question; it was seconded, and the gen tlcmau rose to a question of privilege sud made a speech. The previous question U certainly now In Mr.'Colvin—Tbo motion of Aid. Hildreth takes pre cedence. I think. Aid. 'White—A point of order. The Alderman of the Seventeenth Is entirely out of order, lie made a motion sud no one rose and seconded it. Cashing's Manual, on this point says: “A motion must also he seconded, that is. approved by some one member, at least, expreising his approval by rlalug sod saying that he sccouds the motion; and, if a motion tm not seconded, -no notice whatever is to be taken of it by tbo presiding officer.” That rule of pjrlismcntary procedure has not been complied with. . „ Aid. Cullerton {noticing ex-Clty-Clerk Forrest and Mr. Colvin in earnest consultation)—lf the Clerk would allow us to do n little business here, we would get on first rate. I simply want the decision of the Chair as to tny motion, which was read by the Clerk and Is In possession of the Council. The previous question was moved, and I now want to have the de cision of ths Choir a » to how the question now 1 stands. . . •Mr. Colvin—Aid. Hildreth's motion Is in order. Aid. Cullerton—Well, if that is right, the previous question has been moved. Mr. Colvin—One part of the business of this Coun cil has been neglected. We should draw lots to deddo tho tenure of oitlco before adopting the rules. Aid. Cullerton—Any time will do for that during the meeting : no time is rq«dflcd. Mr. colvlii—lt must be done at the first meeting. Aid. Cullerton—We cannot do any business iu this way. Tho motion is before the house, and tbo pre vious question has been pul on tbo ismo j lot us Uavo tbo question or not, . „ ~ Aid. White—l would ask the ruling of tho Chair on my point of order, that Is ; that the Alderman is out of order. . . ... Mr. Colvin—l think ho Is ont of order. I Laughter.} Aid. Cullerton—The Alderman Is simply trying to get tho decision of tho Chair, Mr. Colvin—l hare given it. . Aid, Cullerton—Wnat is the decision 7 Mr. Colvin—That Aid. Hildreth is right. Aid. Cullerton—Then I apj»cal from the decision. Aid. White—Tho Alderman is out of order on tho question of appeal, s> the subject-matter he proposes to apical was not eutertutued or recognized. Aid. Hildreth—l would make another point. When any two Aldermen csll for the reference of any com munication. it ho* to go to committee without a vote of tho Couudh , „ AW. Cullerton—Are we to get» vote to-blght 7 Mr. Colvin—l do not wish to get s vote on thst. Aid. cullerton—Not on tho appeal from tho Chair ? Sir. Calvin—l think uot. [Laughter.] , . Aid. cullerton—l insist that the Chair entertained the appeal. Sir. colvln—Hid I entertain the appeal? Aid. Culler ton—You said “ All right." Sir. Calvin—l did not say all right. Aid. Cullerton—Well, wo will get a motion vary loon; It is a matter of right. Mr. Colvin—lf it is a matter of right, then you can T °Ald. Cullerton—You insisted thst ths Alderman’s motion Is right, sud 1 appeal from the decision. Sir. Colvin—Tbo question is ou the appeal from the d AW?ilildrelli ln.UleJ on 111, point of ord«. Sir, Colvin—Will you call the role, Mr. Chtß. Aid. Cullerton—Tho vote 1« on the apjwal T KllldT DEFEAT YOU TUk CStIUPEb. The SlVttaiiyShan the Chair bo sustained, wm then Rj’au, lUumgirieii, Nteatn, Lengachur, Murphy, ti Itosenberg, Ballard, Thompson, Aldrich Gilbert, Htewart, huefidau, Cullerton, Lod me Kvrbvr. Lawler. Van Osdel, Betdiet. Smith, Turoop, Briggs. McCrea, Uawloigh, Cleveland, Waldo, LinncuiiArtb, Kirk, Baser—at, Mr. Cid*m—Hhstl tho mala question now bo put 7 [Cries of " question."] Au Aldermau—Whst is the vote oa now 7 Sir. Colvin—Ordering the previous question. The other was on (he appeal. Tho vuto was then taken, as follows; .1 vci—McAuley. llosenberg. Ballard, Thompson, Aldnch, Gilbert, Stewart, Sommer. Sheridan, Culler mu, Lodiug, Kcfber, Lawler, Van Osdel, Beldler, Smith, Threap, llrlgus, McUrcs, lUwh-lgh, Cleveland, Wheeler, Waldo, Uuseobarth, Kirk. Uoaer—2d, .Nun—Hildreth. O'llnui, White, Hyau. Baumgarten, Hle-cu, la-'iigaclier, Murphy, Hwreucy—U. The Clurk was about lu cull tho roll ou Aid. Culler ton's motion, when Aid. Hildreth gut ou his feet ouee more, and said; I*. i-unica to (his mat the Council is determined (o put thu through with the previous question system Aid. Cullerton—A point of order, Sir. Chairman. The previous question hue been ordered, and thu gen tleumu u out of order. Aid. Hildreth—l hold the floor ** * question of privilege to defend the rights of the Council against Illegal procedure. Thu Alderman then went ou to ro jxailOß argument about the rules, sud said ho pro tested against this procedure in order to protect tho Council iu the future. If the first act of this Council, (ho members of which were elected with so muMi praise, was (o bo Illegal, 11 would uot have a good, ef fect, and would allord au opi-ordmlty lor route st in the courts. Hu would request tho Clerk lo ir .ale s record of ids prousi. ' Aid- Sheridan—l nse to » question of prlvllo- f*. The j charter provides that all ordinances. reaoluU uns. and I by-laws lufoice In any city which adopted to* act of I ia?Jauall romslu lu efiect. Pace thugacUtimaa sq misconstrue that charter os to tell this ijaiy | hat thu rales of this Council are any portion of Iwoortt la MW**- for (ha ‘government of (bia dirt It la • pr#postere*v cotton, if tba gentleman think* any aucb (blog. 7~ terra* of (be act are simply (bat •* ao ordinance, nc luiloo. or bydaw la force In any dtr which bee ad ed (hie charter/' Doea be want to make oultbaV> > rule* o! tbit Connell are laws governing tbe Ole f Chicago? Tbit la not common sense: It la il£ jr ridiculous, " Aid. Hildreth, in reply, repeated bis pravio'o >b* aervitlom, and read once more from tba cb*.? in aupport of hla position. It wa* only* quel iof time for tba gentlemen to carry their point, b( jw { but be urged them to proceed in accordance wtlb the law. To atari wrong on a legal point would be bad* By aeekiog to gain political and* In tbla way. the new Aldermen might do the very thing which would thwart their object. Hot bo did not suppose if be should talk for four years, or the ablest lawyers of the City of Cbioego, backed up by the Supreme Court, to give a decision on the came, that ii would make o particle of difference, for tbecaucna Uah bad been drawn and acme member*’ eves bed been closed to tbe machinations going on. tulisei and cheers la tba lobby.) Aid. Cullerton—l call for (he previous question. Aid. Ilyau—l call for a division. Mr, Colvin—You can’t do that now, Tbe vote was tbe taken upon Aid. Collerton’s mo* Oon with tbe result of 21 ayes and 12 Does. Tbe record vraa aa follows: Apes—Pearson, UcAuley, Raienberg. Ballard, Thompson, Aldrich, Gilbert. Stewart, Sheridan, Cul* lertou, Kcrber, Lawler, Van Osdel. BrlJler, Hmitb, Tbroop, Briggs, McCrea, lUwldgh, Cleveland, Waldo, Llosenbartb, Kirk, Boaer— it. Awe—Sommer, Lodding, illldretb, O’Brien, While, Wheeler, Ilyin, Biumgarlen, Nleaea, Longacber, Mur* phy, Hwetney—l2. THE cm CLERK. AIJ. Thompson offered the following resolution for the purpoao of perfecting the organization of tho Cjimdt: JUtt'ctd, That lire penal som la (be bond of the City C.erk, elected at the laat general election, be fixed at $10,04. Aid. O'Brien—l move its reference. Aid. CuUermn—lf the gentleman win recollect, we bare lust adopted Rome rules. and the rulo ie stricken out by vriiicti thin reference could be made. Aid. IllUlreUi uiMuUtne J that before toe resolution wait adopted It ouguttogu to » Committee of tbe Coun cil, There wu* nothing pertaining to the dutioa of tbe City Clerk that would Mister any great loan by a delay of one week or two week*. Tho nutter was of great Importance. No mure Gage defalcations were wanted, and therefore be would auk that it be duly considered. Every bond should be carefully scrutinized, and its claim to being legitimate should be clearly shown. No straw bondi should be presented. But tUiit bringing in of a resolution to approve a bond without knowing whether It was goxl or bad was not In keeping with wbst the press had eald of these newly-elected gentlemen. It bad bc»-n raid that the old Council did things 100-ely; that they were corrupt; that there was nothing righteous In the old Council, and that tbe new member* were all holy. Ho hoped (ho action of the now members would be such that no man should be compelled to retract anything he had eald about them, lie trusted that no hasty action would be taken upon a matter of this kind. Aid. Aldrich—l apprehend the gentleman understood the motion, and that he knows lie was not speaking to the Question, which I understood was to make the bond of the City Clerk in the jsail sum of flu,ooo, That 1b the motion, is It not? lie Is talking about straw Iwudflinon. Bcrides that, 1 am sorry to have him tell ua we will bo sorry and threaten us, because some of uh are very timid. This question Is a very simple one, and offered by my colleague because be supposed U could not produce any discussion. This U a lamer bond than has ever been given by any Clerk In this city. It Is proposed to make it SIO,OOO. If that shall ho parsed and the Clerk shall produce a bond that tv unobjectionable I hope the gentleman won't talk about straw bonds. Aid. Hildreth—l shall Insist upon tbe reference. Aid. White seconded Aid. Hildreth's motion to refer. , Mr. Colvin—l don't see whero yon will refer it to. Aid. Wnite—Bcfer it to the appropriate Committee, Aid. Sommer—You can refer It to a special com mittee, and 1 move that we refer It to a com mittee of three, one from each Division, to ho ajv pointed by the Chair. Aid. White seconded Aid. Sommer’s motion. Aid. Shendan moved to by tbe motion on the table. HU motion was carried by a vote of 27 to 9, tbe follow ing members voting in the negative: Aid. Sommer, taxiing, Hildreth, O'Brien, White, Hyan, Lcogscher. Murpoy, Sweeney. Mr. Coivtn—That rote carries the whole •abject matter with It. This announcement worn greeted with a curiona mingling of applause from too (Jolrinltes. and Jeers at the ignorance which occasioned tbe decision from those better Informed. Aid. CuUcrton—We have just adopted some roles. 1 presume the presiding officer wilt abide by those rules, 1 don't see how he can gel out of it very well. Aid. Thompson—l call the attention of tbe presiding officer to Rule No.ai. Amotion to lay a particular projioiitlon on the table shall apply to that proposition only. Under that rule the motion of Aid, Sommer was.laid on the table, and that only. Mr. Colvin—l stand corrected. The question la now on tue original motion. ~ The roll was then called on Aid. Thompson’s motion to make the bond sJt),«ot), and was carried by a vote of 23 to P, tbe following voting in the negative: All. Lading, Hildreth, O'Bneu, White, IlyfcU, Lccgscher, Murphy, Sweeney. The Clerk then read tbe bond, on which the Ktttttea were Ocorge Schneider and Ernst Prusamg. Aid. Hilarotb moved to refer it to the Committee on judiciary when appointed. Aid. Thompson moved that the bond be approved, and the motion was seconded. Aid. CuUcrton moved to lay tbe motion to refer on tho table. , ~ Aid. Hildreth said be should insist on the Clerk’s keeping a record of these motions to Toler, for the reason, be hold, that the rules could nut be altered only in strict accord with tho law, which bad been vio lated and trampled under foot. The question was then put on approving the bond and carried by a vote of 30 to C,—Aid. Hildreth, O'Brien, White, Murphy, and bwceney voting in tbe Dt Mr?Cutr, the new City Clerk, then took Ua seat. It waa now about Till*. CITY ATTORKEt*fI ROND. Aid. Thompson then offered a resolution to fix the penal sum of the Iwnii of the City Attorney at SJ,OoO, AIJ. Hildreth moved to refer, and Uts motion was duly tabled. Tho original motion was then passed by a vote of 23 to fi,—Aid, Hildreth, O'Brien, While. Ityan, Murphy, and Sweeney voting tn the negative. Tho Clerk then read the bond of Utohard H. TuthUi, (ho sureties being Eugene Cary and E. A. Otis. Aid. Hildreth offered the usual motion to refer, but It was tabled, and a motion to approve thelxindwas carried by a vote of 111 to S,—AW, Hildreth, O'Brien, While, Murphy, and Lcngacluf voting in the nek.live. POLICE CLERK’S uomi. Tho bond of Martin Best. Police Clerk, was put through a similar course and anally approved, the aniouul of tho l*ood being SI,OOO. The final veto was ■yj to 7, —AW. Hildreth. O'Brien, Wnlic, Hyan, Lew ffscher, Murphy, and Swceuey voting In the negative. Aid. Sheridan—l now move that when this CiKinru adjourn it adjourn to meet ut 3 o’clock so too after noon to-morrow. . Tne motion was seconded, and Aid. hwceooy wu* on uts feet with a motion to table. . .... Aid. Thomiwon—Such a motion cannot bo laid on tb Tno vow was then token, resulting—yeas, 25; nsys, 11. Those who voted in tue negative wore Hummer, UlUlreUi, Ending. O’Bnca, White, Ityan, Baumgar leu. Meson, Murphy, and . Sweeney. Aid Hildreth—l would like to call the Clerk a atten tion to Hull) L«. page 11. which ho has overlooked, but which governs him. It Is that “ tho result of all votes I >V veaH and mi' s shall not be announced by the Clerk, but*shall l e handed by him to tho Chairman for an nouncement." . ’ ... ... . Mr. Colvin—Now the question recurs ou Aid. Sheri dan's ruoiion to adjourn to !1 o’clock to-morrow. The motion was taken, and resulted—yeas, 25; nays, II Those who voted tn tho negative were : Sommer, Lodlng, UlWretn, O’llnen, White. Ityau, BaUmgartcn, Lengacher, Murphy, and sweency. Aid. Thompson—l should like to cak (he Cleric If ho hna the report of the City Treasurer. If so, it can he refeircd. Thu Cietk—l have not. WANTS TO OO HOME. Aid. Sommer—l move that wo now adjourn. We have a meeting to-morrow, and wo might as well ad journ, fur wu cannot do any business now. AW, Cullortou—l hope the Council will not adjourn Just now. Wo came hero to transact some business. Aid. Hildreth—l hope tho Council will not adjourn. Thu Tux-Gommlsaiouur came to me and informed mo that tburo waa a communication in the hands of the Clerk which waa very important, and he dculrcs that it should bo taken up and acted on tn some w»y this evening. Before the Council adjourn. 1 hope that tnatlorwlllbe taken up so os to be read, it nothing more, to-night, In order to let AWormea discuss the matter Iwtwecu now and to-morrow anernooii. Mr. Colvin—Will Aid. Sommer withdraw Lit mo tion? Aid. Sommer— Ye*. air. fUUiI TUKTAX COSOHMIOSStt. Aid UlldrctL—lnanmucb an wo arc at peace m (bU moment. and harmony prevails, I would coll •’.or that communication from the Assessor, to bavo It Voad and acted upon 10-oIKUt, to a* to enable Aldec'.iien to re* view the same u-lwwo now ami to-morrov. afternoon. Tba Clerk toad It hi follow*: TAX'OoMMuaioNKU'a Omct, May 1, lS7fl.— To <« Jion. Jfawor, <{/.—: 1 bwe’Yilb submit ,q your honorable body communication* irmu tbo Too- Assessors of North and Writ Caicato «<kmu per •lon to use tbe books, rejiorts, and »a»j„,jor niy for the purpose of enabling them bj make n j gjtlo ooual aaacaatncut tor tbu year I>.M, Jtr, > kU houlb Town Assessor, use been iu the . ar #y. th until IbU date, aud, utUcsa «u>ilu<sd from > town (uacMuieut, "IU undoubtedly . making tit privilege. Vonr huutwavte body tbo J ailj lorteil tbo city taxes for tin* year an- oaviug utread ot the general lleveuue Uw of t as* the provision' therefore. b« extended on the as« .• Slate, wj ,j Town A»»c*»or», and ytm wtU, sMitmu made by iu. U of tbu greatest importance therefore, iturcvive l dwcrtptlou of property aboc jQtha tax-psyeri that th (final»» between the tbfee jd be correct and value* b< bu more easily accompli* tnwua. which result cai If they are allowed to r u*d by the Town Auction ueul-miU of IbUoili iferto tbo map* and turns mend to your Uouor *f» * would therefore rocoiu lowing order. .able body the pj«*4«u of tbo M .••"ton J - ■>• M^ru. hereby order *> x CommiMlouep bo ami 1* North, ami ft** I **“ Aisoisurs of; Mouth, book* cot- ,to all maps and tt.tVh.f ,lWreU *"“ I mo,f# lUat u bo temporarily laid 6u . .fcßtAiOo.MMtobo taken b*. iu duo tlmo; ’ IM * 9H NUMBER 257. Tha moUao tu aireed to, OiKVASaiHO TH« TOtfi. Aid. Aldrtch—l rU« to maka a motion. 1 trill ■». briefly, that It ia always pleasanter to rank* a motion which will moat with universal harmony, &i my broth er Alderman lays, rather than one which la not. Uni 1 do tUla with all reaped to the Chair and every m«m» ber here, and X hope that whatever they may think of my motion, that they will feel that I move it with none bat honett conviction!. Aa the writing U pretty bad. allow me to read It before 1 pare it to the Clerk. X move that tha Clerk be now directed to produce the return* of the leal election; that the return* of »U# vote for Mayor he examined end canvassed, and that Alda. Cleveland, Lawler, and I’earaon, be appointed teller*, to aeatat the Clerk in making the canvass, and that the Council doclare tbe result thereof. Aid. Sweeney—l object to that being received. Ala. Hildreth—l am not stall surprised at this communication, and Xdo not suppose there ia a gen* tlcman Id the City of Chicago out what anticipated aorne auch move aa this. He than went on to give at great length bis views, or rather those of (be Mayor, Tbe worthy Alderman then read a legal opinion, which had evidently been prepared for him. This document referred to the declilona given by several lawyers of tbe city upholding Ur. Colvin’s eourss of action, araued (hat no vacancy existed In tbe office of Mayor, and pointed out when, in the writer'* opinion, an election for Mayor should be held. After finishing the paper, he laid, Inasmuch as they had the opinion o( leading counsel indorsing Ur, Colvin's position, it was unfortunate that the new members bad bean predja diced through tho newspapers. In a ques tton of such great magnitude they should b« guided by Impartiality. A wrong step, such ae was evidently contemplated by (he majority, would bo more disastrous to Chicago tbsu the big fire, for Ilnan* clal difficulties would bo Increased thereby, and ho urged that they ohould carefully consider their action. Tile meaning of the resolution was to upset the exist, lug city Government, and those who adopted tt would, la the court-e of time, override all law and decency. AM. Tb roop— I rwo to a point of order. The twelfth section of the rules we have adopted allows a man to speak ten minutes, but the Alderman has spoken twenty minutes. Although 1 wieli to bo generoiui, I rather think bo Is overstepping tbe tlmo a good deal. We are old men, some of aa, and would like to got home in reasonable dtne. Aid. Aldrich—l tuovo tho tbe gentleman’s tlmo bo extended five minute. Carried. Aid. Hildreth, cautioning, said hi* remarks might ■ting and cut, and he did not blame certain people for not wanting to hear them. If tbe poiniol tbe majority was carried, there would be n rei*niritju of the riotous scene witnessed that day. tUliisca and groans.] Till* waa a dangerous question If/ take up. At any rato.it would bo wise to defer Itn Battlement nutll tho city bad borrowed money to pay its suffering employes, in thirty days tho Supremo Oun would sit, and tho question might then oe settled on Us merits. Aid. Hheriaan—l do not rise to address this house with tho hope of throwing so,* new light on this vexed question; but 1 am eotn-wiiat uurpnsed, I must confers. to hear my brother Alu n mnn trying t-i doto, particularly when bo has not tho legal a.u:m -a to distinguish between a Bute law and a provis ion made by this house for the govern ment of ourselves. Ho ua to bj vvij cautious in tu« action wo oru- about to to-night. I would ask him if ho was cautionj In :u< action bo took when the charter under which art now governed was adopted: If hewa* cautious w.kc the ballots were sent from tho Won tilde to bo camuc) down stairs here, when they w«-to brought In a ,ai;» by one man, and wheu. after tbe bux'wxs counted <>u*, be said •• Tell Mark Hla-ridan to stick his head U that”? If he was cautious when ho was one of uu men who acted lu contempt of a court of this city, an.: while the injunction restraining them from process lug with (he count or canvass of that vote wan b.itu;- lug over (hem, went ou and canvassed It, when tin] knew—l pay It without fear of contradiction—’.vact Kiev knew it lu their hearts that Uie voice It the* boxes wore never put Is by honest totem, bin by downright scoundrels and billot-atufi'Ti ? ICheera.) It Is true, however, that, by a legal quib ble, and perhaps by other means, tbe charter w,ti forced npou ibv CXy of Chicago. We ato acting unde) It now, and under tho provisions of that charter a Mayor was to bo elected at tho Ural regular elcctloi held in the city. The first regular clectlou came on the Iblh day of iasl month, and at that election tbt people voted for a Mayor. It was tho first regular elation, and and all tbe city ofilcers ar» to be et«ctc*l at the first regular election to Ik held uuder that char ter. It is plain; It is palpable. U la true that tbe Council did uot call that election, and they omlttud the dlschargo of their duly willfully and corruptly, and I say that unhesitatingly. And if they willfully and corruptly neglected the discharge of their duties, were the people to bo de barred from the exercise of their right to vote.—to I* deprived of tho franchise? 1 should think not. Ul* seemingly common sense that the people should call &u election If the officer* of the city fall to do theli duty. They did fall In what the law required them to do, and the people held ruck election. Tbe vole cart at that clecilou la what this resolution want* to conn at. Tbe old Council refused to canvass that vote, but we have tho power to canvass it. You, Mr. Mayor, acting until your successor 1« elected and qualified, art a member of this Council; and tf you thought that vou wer* Mavor under tho provisions of the Chart,'t ef adopted In 1873, you should have presided at the meetings of thU Council. But, by abstaining from such procedure, you yourastf hvv acknowledged that you were not acting under It, We, as the Couunl. huro the right to cauvau this vale lu order to determine whether a Mayor has bjen elects 1 or nob Thu charter provides that this Council shall b« tho Judges of election of Its own members, ami also e*ya that the Council shall consist of the Mayor and Aldermen; and wo have the right to canva*a the vote. it lu clear and plain a» broau daylight. If my friend Mr. Ulldretu has been taking his Information or LU light from a farthing candle or a dark lantern, I cannot help It. Tho sun ahiu.-s in the heaven*, and the gruateit intellects of tho day tell us that wa art ri Ald. liffdrulh repudiated the Insinuations about the source from which he bad obtained UU Illumination, and nUo repelled tho attack upon hfs caution In hU own natural style. , ..... Aid. White expressed his surprise at tho disclosures m»d« by Aid. bhetidan with regard to ballot-box ■luf fing, and asked why that gentleman did not give tho Grand Jury tho benefit of his Information on that point, so that the perpetratorsof the crime might have been Identified. He thought that tho Alderman 1 * own ward won tbe only one lu Chicago In which corruption could bo clearly proven, end said that gentlemen could be brought to swear that such was the facU Wtut would they gain by ousting Mr. Colvin and placing Mr. lloyno In tho chair? As w vouiig Kti-üblkau who had affiliated with tho party fiaurhUTl in, would aek Mr. Aldrich to answer that question. He thought that tho whole movement was koiiio dark jwlitlct) scheme through which hU young eyes could tmt penetrate. Tbe gag-lan bad obtained that night for too first time in tho history of thu Coun cil and ho was sorrv for It. Ho then attempted to show pv Met*. 11 of the Charter that the position which ih« minority budjtaken wsa legally eorruct. The rules had Iwou overridden by the gag-law, and taken out ol their bauds, so they could not refur theua matters. He wanted the Aldmucu to explain bo him whst Uu*y expected to gam by asking Colvin to gel down aud out, and oy placing Tom Iloyite lu. What reason had they for asking Colvin to resign? why did they ash him to resign. If theru wa* any legal i>ow er by which they could oust him ? Hadn’t ho oflered a proposition to do what was honorable, and. even more, after going otico to tho Huprcme Court, he now Offered to g» again. This question had been up almost long enough. Thoy nil know ox- Mayor Medlll wus sore; eo was Aid. Hherldan. Hhcn dan and Medlll were at leant two sorchuada here In tho City of Chicago. Tho old Council had l*eeu treated dishonorably, and if they have been maliciously mla umnl and falsified for wwup tlmo he hoped ho would uover stoop beneath the dignity of a gentleman. Tho Council railed au election for the adoption or rejec tion of tho charter of JN7tl. and aoino of these very men. the 3,00 u, cams and ankcd them to give them au election. The names of Charles K Kellogg, and Mr, llendunton. and Mr. MaoVt-agh, would be found on that petition. These wero tho men who were fighting tho Council hors In-nlght. ... Aid. rihcrtdan—As this Is » personal matter, I want to make an explanation. I think I ato too well known hero lor anybody to acctiw mo of fraud. Tbe gentle man aalted why. If 1 knew of wrung-dulng, 1 didn't go iMj/ore the Oraud.lury. 1 went before the Grand Jury, but they were at aomethlng else. What I told them to-day was known to-morrow by parlies ot whom had spoken. How they got their information I ff know. I was oven forced to dtßdo»e thing* tho Grand Jury that 1 had received lu private aud it was known tha next luornlug. Aid. Cullcrtou—l presume It U proper a word In explanation of my volwhcre for the adoption of this charier 1 vr purpose of mururnsa this poem f I believe (list U all that U nr my voU; when 1 voted fort 1 Hluc® the adoption Aid. Hweonuy— 1 do’ we should know wb Aid. CulKrton ahould kimw, I Aid. White Aid. cm that. 1 chart | age ,j«eirv iq explanation of lilopliju of Ibu cbarior. -»’t *** that it 1* neccaaary that .( and how be voted. -It may not be rtwentul why yog -at II i* proper ttml I ahonld oapUlu. .—I rtiovu bp lo allotted to explain, -•Hon—CortalnJy. I know you would da *“• walling for it. Aa au advocate of tiili -r. I propone to explain my rcuaoui on too iim». .01 tuo resolution. I believe every member of tbs •d Council wuo voted for the adoption of (be charter, “r (n any manner livid under It *inea it* adoption # «a*aof thu opinion that it would tie fur (bo bc*t Inter wtaof tbo city to adopt it. Now, id ua aue wbat baa been douu by UiJ* city umui tbu adoption of tliiw charter. When (bo <iue*llon wbetnec it would be adopted lu Ibl* Council or not waa before ua, it w w arguod boro that it waa tbu best charier of tbo two, tnu u waa shown by nuiuLort Oil tbl» Hour ul tbal lime wticrelu economy lu e , c - y branch of tbo (Jotvrumeut could bo carried mil. Too roautt waa that the argument* wore ho »u\m'* upon that polm, (lu-fomTo to many Bojnla in ojui.'iuo m tbo city of Chicago, (bat tbu citizen* adopted It whether by fair meanaor foul.lt uiatlcrauot Tnu Court* at any rate (tot Cut matter at real, bmee tin* city baa been undue the act which wo 010 now octi/u under, bow much economy, If any, baa beeu carried out by tbo morubora of tbu Council; Two brnnebe* of Ibta Uorermnontore now working under tbi* char ter: aue new branch waa added lu (be Uovcrmuent under tbli charter, Gentleman, when f voted for and advocated tbla charter, I believe 1 did it m the very beat motive*, aud not to carrv uiyavlf ale uioniba farther than vcm g . t by law, I voted lu the old, Council lo call au eloctlon for Mayor, I bcllevo it waa sight to doeo. I duairod at that tliuo au opportunity to ex plain uiy vote *ud waa cut off by tbo prevloua tm**. tlou buctuc** that the gciillunieu are picking *o tuucu fu«* about ta-nlgnt. buchu thing never vu known in Ibo blatory of Chicago I buch acta m were done hero to-night 1 UuuUcmeuhavo been perteiuj dumbfound ed on thia occulou! hut nothing fmufcintir haa been done, it hw b#co limply a vpte pf of Ue ix-tort hOur&i, »orm3 to My • When I roivil .(*«! for 1( for ttio 4T QOTERJfUKXT.

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