Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune, May 16, 1876, Page 1

Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune dated May 16, 1876 Page 1
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TOLUME 30. DIAMONDS! DIAMONDS! WO WORTH OF GEMS AUCTION SALE, A. H. MILLER’S, No. 61 WASHINGTON S!., Wednesday Morning, May 17, at 11 o’cl’k. The Wo to be Sold by Catalogue, and Includes: SOLITAIRES in Rings, Pins, Studs, Ladies’ Bar Drops, &c., weighing from 1-2 to 8 carats each. CLUSTERS, beautifully set in Rings, Pins, Sets, &c. LADIES’ PINE GOLD WATCHES, enameled and set with Diamonds. LADIES’ SETS, Diamond Settings. GENTS’FINE GOLD WATCHES, American and Foreign Mates, of the Finest duality. Eeglilar Sales at Auction Daily at 10 a. m. and 2:30 p. m.; Tuesday and Saturday Evenings at 7:30 o’clock. ELISON, POMEROY & Auctioneers. Mr. J. H. FRENCH will conduct the snip. TO RENT. DtMt Oims TO BENT IN TUB TRIBUNE BUILDING. INQUIRE OF WILLIAM 0. DOW, Gloom 10, Tribune Building. TO RENT. Tlnwo £7>e gsnt, AH New, Marble, Ootagon- Front, JO-room I>welling-Houaea, with all modern improvements, situated on Twenty second-**., comer of Soatb Fork-ay., having jtba finest -new of tbo Lake in the city. WHi rent eheap to the right kind of tenant. ‘Apply to JOHlr QnuzjjNHAUßmn. ' JJo. 101 Bandolph-at., Boom 1, PIANOS* PIANOS riJlt. *f Splendid 'Upright. Square, and Grand I Pianos to rent, and rent deducted If pur ebaood. ~ ISON St HEAI.Y, State and Monroo-ats, Obicogo, General Agents for Stelnway’s Pianos. SXOCKnOEDEIIS* MEETINGS. Wee CMcasi, Beet Maud & Me R. B, Go. April Si, 1870. Tbe Annual Meeting of tbe Stockholders of the Chicago, Rock Island ® Pacific R. R- Co., for the election of Directors, pursuant to Uw, and tbo transaction of such other business as may come be fore them, will bo bold at the office of tbe Company la the City of Chicago, on Wednesday, tbo 7th day of June next, at 11 o’clock a. in. ... . JOHN V. TR4OY, President. g. n. TOWS, Secretary. h CHICAGO it HOHTHWESTEM RAHWAY CO, April 24, 1870. The Annual Meeting of the Stockholders and 'Bondholders of-lhls Company, for the election of Directors, pnraosnt to law, and for tbe transaction of other oneices*, will be held at the office of tbe Company In Chicago, on Thursday, the Ist of Juno text, at Ip. m. Bondholders win authenticate (heir right to vote by presenting their voting bonds at the office of the Company, No. BA W*U-sL, New York, for regis tration. on or before the let of May proximo. ALBERT KEEP, President. * M. L. SYKES. Jiu. Secretary. SVEIItIEn HENORTB. WEST END HOTEL, 1 LONQ BRANCH. TWa Dotal, wttb Urge additions end Improve; Beau, consisting of BKVKNTY SINGLE UOOU3 (or gentlemen, an additional dining-room, a Uo4 4adColdße*-waterßathingEstablishment, etc, WILL OPEN EARLY IN JUNE. Applications for rooms can be made at the office af n v nif.nftßTit, B 2 Broadway, N. Y.,or at the Hotel. PRBBBUHY A lIILPUBTIL WATER CURE. KENOSHA WATER CUBE, KENOSHA, Wls. Boeently enlarged and Improved. Flu, lake view and good boating, tiammere* re markably cool, and climate delightful. Chronic Dleessos: Disease* of Nervous System. For circa- Isrs. him etc., address N. A. PBNNOYEIt, M-D.,Physician.or B. PEWNOYBR,Proprietor. DYEING AND GLEANING. SHAWLS Of every description cleaned to look like now, and « abort notice/ ABO. HCUWAHZ, too 80. Clark. 156 Illinois.and gtilrW. Madlson-sta. 'Uii.snEt.PHiA ADVEUTIBERFTS* CENTENNIAL BOARDING AND LODGING _ MRS. J. HAMILTON THOMAS, (Formerly bookseller and publisher). Terms $3 per day, 1314 Chestnut-eh, PHILADELPHIA. Cars to the Exhibition pass the door. pKNTBtfNIAL LODOINQ-HOOMB-ACCOMSIOUA v Uoa for gentlemen loduors In newly Cued'up private rooms. Apply at A. LUTZ'S furniture wareipoms, 171 South Elsvenih-sfc. Philadelphia. _ HV) RENT—A FURNISHED HOUSE IN PIIILADBL t phis. Ailtuodern conveniences; on line of cars to CsoUanlaL Use of china, linen, oML, from Jane>l to f&i&XbSSSUSL*** w B «• ®l )t Pitiln ©fttttite. DIAnONDS. AT JPEKEMPXOKV ATT GENERAL NOTICES. NOTICE. CITY TAX DISCOUNTS. THE SAFEST INVESTMENT FOR YOUR MONEY IS IN YOUR OWN TAXES, especially when yoo can get a HANDSOME DISCOUNT. The City of Chicago wiU, at anytime before May 20, 1876, borrow from persona owing City Real Estate Taxes for tbo year 1875 the amount of such taxes, allowing two (21 peroral discount, and will Issue voucher* therefor width may t>« used at once, or held until tho owner Is prepared to pay bis other taxes. By order of tbo Moyor and Finance Committee. Apply to 8. S. HAYES, Comptroller, . SODDING I SODDING! Wanted—Orders to do sodding, or will soil sods by the load, cheap. AddrwiP. CHAMBERS, Hyde Parts. PROPOSALS. Office of tbe County Tnanrar, Cook County, nil Office cm North Deacbom-et., between Michigan and nilDOis-flta. Chicago, MayO, 1870.—. Sealed bids wQI be received at the County Troomuorie Ofllco until 13 o’clock m. Thursday, tbs 18th Inst., for the ealo of fifty SI,OOO pjre Bonds, duo May 1,1803, bearing In terest at? per cent, payable.semi-annually, on tbo let day of May and November, at the Metro politan National Rank of Now York and this office. There will be aecnicd interact from May 1, 1870, and bids must be made accordingly. Bids will be received for all or oay portion of the bonds, the County reserving the right to accent such as may bo deemed necessary, or reject allblda. Envelope* containing the bids must be marked ‘'Bids for Cook County Bonds. ” L, C. RUCK, County Treasurer. C. C. P. HOLDEN. THOfl. LONKROAN, JOHN HRRTING, JOHN TABOR, A. D. JOHNSON, Committee on Finance. BOOTS AMD SHOES. WALKER BOOT! Tills Is to notify tbo trade (bat EAEMJM&OHS, 1 14WABASH-AV.. Wholesale Dealers and Jobbers in Boots nnd Shoes, are our authorized agents, and the ONLY PLACE In Chicago whore the genuine Worcester ‘ * WALK ER BOOTS” are for sale, J. 11. AO. M. WALKER. NPOItTKITIEN’N GOODS, GUNS, FISHING TACKLE, ETC. At B. B. BATON’S, 58 State-Bt. ESTABLISHED 1853. MONEY TO LOAN On real estate in Chicago or Hyde Park In sums of SSOO, SOOO. S7OO, SI,OOO, $1,500, and larger sums to Suit- Money I wire. Can clone at once. TURNER <fc BOND, 103 Wanblagton-at. 7 Per Cent. * Wo offer, with ordinary commissions, loans of 535.000 and upwards at SEVEN per cent. On baud to loan at O.BL 000, 83.900. |i,ooo. SCUPPER a MASON, 107-100 Dearborn-sl. SIOO,OOO. Wo offer SIOO,OOO on Improved bnelnoes property at 7 per cent. Small loam negotiated at carrent ratoa. 6coi)Oßn&MaaoM,lo7andlooDeerbom«st. Loans on Real Estate In Chicago and Improved saborba negotiated promptly at carrent roles by BAtKD & URAPLBY, 00 LaSalle-sh ARTIFICIAL FLOWERS. PARIS FLOWERS. Elegant Wreaths, Bouquet*. Monturca for spring hats and bonnets at Km. pONCKLETB’..the well known Importer direct from Paris, In Flowers and Feathers, 880 Wabasb-av., between Eighteenth and Twentlcth-sts. Bridal Flowers and Flowers for parties a specialty. iW ILSON A EVENDEH, ■AJ OIL TANKS and SHIPPING CANS* PWa49 !L 47 * *0 West Lake Street. . OBIOAdO. IQ£HsS?yPv7tu rssc.ruMua, UAUy CAIIUIaGEMu W CARRIAGES, 4 wheels, $4.7.1, worth $7, up to the finest made at $25. Send for Ul. Cata logue. EXPOSITION UAZ A Alt, SOfi W. AUdUoa-n., cor Ortqu. That's What tjr* City-Hall Politicians, Said About Colyin Yesterday, 'Wheal It Became Kno\yn that the Heads of Deportments Would Obey the Council. The Chicago Tichborno TVIII Ap peal to the Lair for Boha bilitation as Mayor. Mayor Hoyne Sends in His List of Committees to the Council. Aid Ryan and White Object to the Positions Allot ted to Them. The Comptroller Announces Von Hollen’s Departure— The Water-Works. Aid. Throop Reads the Noisy Hil dreth a Much-Needed Lesson. Dio License Frauds to Be Investigated —Aldermen end Their Taxes. There was considerable expectation of devel opments In the Mayoralty war yesterday, and consequently the attendance of Interested spec tators about the City-Hull was larger than for some days. Not that there was any reason for expecting anything wonderful, hut that a Sun day’s rest bod given on extra zest to the oppo* tlUfor news, and the attendants on the Adame street proceedings hoped that on attempt to put somebody out of somewhere might breed a dis turbance. Colvin was flrsl on the scene, and hod hardly established himself when ho began a series of consultations with half-a-dozen different per sons on general subjects, and with regard to the one object of his existence,—to do something which the people, his masters, didn’t waul him to do. Mayor Hoyne was slower tn getting down, and It was nearly noon when ho made his appear ounce In his office. Before that time his room had been well tilled with Aldermen and'other gentlemen who took an Interest In hearing about the progress of affairs. Gov. Beveridge made bis appearance tn tho office during the after noon, and hod a talk with tho Mayor, discussing at some length the general altnaUon, but offering no decided opinion. During tho general conference a gentleman who took a lively interest in tho welfare of the Gcrmau population called Mayor Ilayne's attention to tbo fact that %\M-SHaatt’ZeU>mg had stated that the new Council intended U> UETT7B THB BCKDJLT LAW and attempt to enforce it The Mayor very prompt ly and dearly expressed bis sentiments on the question by saying that bo believed the statement to bo utterly ontrno, and, farther, that if such ac tion were taken by tbo Connell, he would veto It Odo of tbo first things looked for yesterday morning by Mayor Hoyne was a reply from the hoods of departments to hie letter asking them to express their Intentions about snbmHung to his authority. Tbo letters were sent out Saturday, and there was no reason why answers should not bo given at once. Tbo letters began to cocao In In the afternoon, however, the first ouo being the fol lowing from Justice Scully: CutcAuo, May 15, 1870. The /Ton. Thomas ITogns, Mayor—D hauSih: la reply to tbo resolu tions olf the Common Council and your noto re ceived to-day, asking me to define my position In the present Mayoralty controversy, I desire to soy that, lu view of the largo vote cast for you at the recent election, tbo canvassing and declaring wild vote by the Common Council, and tbo investiture of the office of Executive upon yourself, I can do no less (ban defer to this overwhelming array of authority, and obey all papers and orders emanating from your office. Respectfully, etc., Daniel Scully, J. P. JDfITICB KAUBMANN also wemt on record in the following tetter: CmcAoo, May Ift, 1870. The Hon. Thomas Moyne. Mayor of Chicago: In answer to yonr let ter of inquiry of the 19tu Inst.. I would say that I received my appointment from the Common Coun cil, and will most assuredly obey any instructions emanating from them as u body. wishing to paw* no opinion as to the legality of tbo election, I shall recognize you as the executive officer of the city until otherwise ordered by the body that placed me In my position. Respectfully yours, U. A. Kauvmank, Police Justice, N. D. FINANCIAL OIL TANKS. 1 ■ -- CHICAGO, TUESDAY. MAY 10. IS7G. “HE’S GONE^ EXIT COIiVTN, TUB CLAIMANT READY FOR RELEGATION. TUB 11BAUU rOOBTUBR. A conference of the beads of departments bad been called In tbe mornthg by Marsha) Ooodull, to take place at 9 o'clock in ll>c afternoon at the office of tliu Board of Public Works. When that hour arrived (here were present Marshal tiudoll, Fire- Marshal Benner, Sanitary-Superintendent Miller, Ur. McVlckar, President of the Board uf Health, and tbe Commissioners of the Public Works. A musfltiugor was sent for PoUce.Hnpcrinlendcnt Hickey, with Instructions to bring either him or his views in writing to the conference; and {tend ing bis return tbe gentlemen present talked over the ultuation in a somewhat Informal manner. Some of thorn thought It ,bard that they and the departments over which they bad control should be brought Into the conflict They were doing tbe best they could for the interests of the city, and would continue to do so as long aa they were Invested with olficiul f ower. no mutter who was Mayor. The powers of he Common Council they recognized, for the reason (hat It was the legislative body of tbe city, and should obey oil orders emanating from It One of the gentlemen road the following, which he thought fairly uud squarely represented the views of all: Httohtd, By tbo heads of tbe different depart ments of the City Government assembled tills 15th dav of May, 187 U, that, while the question of tbe Mayoralty la under discussion und involved in doubt, we recognize the authority of the Common Council, and propose to obey all rales und orders emanating from them directing the conduct of the several departments. While the language of the resolution was being discussed, the messenger* returned from Capt. Hickey, stating that he was too 111 to either come down (own or place bis views In uv!:!-’,’, uud that he would reply to tbo note of Mayor Hoyne through bis attorney. MOUB TIMB WANTED, BUT RBFO9BP. On tbo reception of this message, Secretary Sul livan, uf the Board of Public Works, was deputed to visit Mayor Hoyne and ask for further ueluy, on tbo ground of Hickey’s. Illness, which pre vented the departments from acting In the mutter In concert. Mayor Hoyne positively declined to grant any farther exteosion. For throe days his circular hud been In the bands of the various department*. They bad bad plenty of time to consider what lino of action they would pursue, and he wanted »u answer unconditionally, as he was desirous of communicating to the Council In the evening Urn position* ukun byvfha heads uf the cliileront branches of the Government. Ur. 8. M. Moore, on behalf of Firo-Marshal Urn* nor, made o somewhat similar request on his Hon or. He represented that the Fire Department did not want to bo drawn Into any political complica tions whatever; that It was ready and willing to do Its duty under all clrcutnsUncus In the interest of the citizens: and that It would be better fur all par lies If his Honor would excuse the Fire-Marshal, and allow him to simply attend to the business of putting oat tires and saving property (tom thu ravages of the tire-fiend. This request was also firmly refused by Mayor lloyno. lie wanted to know Jest where no stood ami who stood by him. now Tttar oambdown. Mr. BaUlvau returned from Ms fruitless mission and reported to the Board of Pnbllo Works, who, after some conversation, Instructed him to deliver the following reply to the Mayoral circular. Bosun or Public Wokkn, Cuiqauo, Hay 13, 1878, Th* lion. Thomat JIoyM, Jrayor-Sm: In reply to your communication of yesterday, requesting an answer to the resolution adopted by the City Council, which directed all heads of de partments to recognize you an Mayor of the city, the Board of Palme Works direct me to slate that they did not answer the tetter uf the City Clerk, transmitting the resolution, because they did not think that an answer was necessary. , As public officials, the Board of Public Works bAva Utf gys recogtU&Bl tba aoUukUx Aodotviftl. the order* M the City Connell, and they will con tinue to do ao while in office, w Albx ScLt-rrAi*. Secretary. j. Flre-Mamhal Benner aaw that the crlsl* had T»mo, and promptly resolved on his lino of action, do left the conference and proceeded to hie office, where ho drew up the following letter, which was neatly copied, slgaod, and sont to the Mayor. ton* DEpAitTMattr, Ciiicaoo. May IS. 1870. To (As //an. Thomat floyne, Mayor, etc, —Hni: In answer to your communication of lha 12th Inst., 1 would say that I neglected to answer tho commu nication from the City Clerk with regard to lho r resolution adopted by tho Common Council of tho City of Chicago, relating to your authority to act as Mayor, for tho reason that no answer was asked of me, hut In (his connection will tay that I would consider!! a breach of good faith towards the legis lative pody of the City If I did not recognize lu authority. Consequently, I have tho honor to acknowledge you as (ha 'authorized Mayor of tbla city. Respectfully submitted. Matt Bgrrxcn, Fire-Marshal. After tbo bracking up of tho conference Marshal Ouodell was very busy. In fact, be was as bttsy as ji man could bo In a baker's even without a fan. Ho popped Into Colvin's office, buzzed a minute; : then into the Comptroller's; back to his own; hero a word and thero a word. Finally he captured Mr. Tnley, of counsel for Mayor Iloyno, anu discussed the sltnotlon with him. The twain dodged around to Rnd out exactly what the other heads of depart ments hud done. In what language they bad couched their replies, what tbey had to say about the thing, etc., etc. Their stock of information did nut grow much until tbey ran across a couple of reporters, who gave up all they knew, anticipating that they would be furnished in return with a copy of the Marshal's letter, which was then being draughted by his accomplished Secretary. Good oil, hovrovor, declined to give up the document until It had been seen and signed by Hickey. The reporters, however, saw enough of It to surmise flmt It will be In Sts tenor very much llko the reply forwarded by the Board of Public Works. The other departments, tbo Comptroller except ed, lent word to Mayor Hoyne that they recognised him only as tho Chief Magistrate of the city. THQ LROAh COkreilßgCß. The counsel for the "Two Kings of Brentford" —Messrs. Root, Gcudy, and Jamieson for Mr. Col vin, and Horton, Tnley, and Thompson for Mayor Hoyne—met In Mr. Tulcy's office yesterday fore noon and Indulged In a further conference over tho situation. At noon they had not reached an agree ment, and adjourned fur lunch. About 3 o'clock they reconvened, and after about one hour's dis putation, agreed upon a protocol to the following effect: TOR PROTOCOL. ' Colvtn a* relator shall Ota an information In too nature of a quo war pan to upon Mayor lioyno to rfiokc him show canes why bo acts m and exercises the function* aud privileges of Mayor of tho city. The latter Khali waits all service of power of pro* core, and not Interpoto any dilatory motions or technical objectionssons to stave oil a judgment by the Court The cotmeci for tho contending parties agree to concur in the facta presented to the Court If possible. Should they be unable to agree, their cane will go to the Cuurta by plead* Inga. The information will bo filed to* day ‘or to-morrow In tho Criminal Court The cause wifi be beard by tire 'Circuit Court in banc, and the judgment will bo recorded In tbu Criminal Court. The right of ap peal to the Supreme Court is retained, should cither party be dissatisfied with tho finding of tbs lower Court In reply to tbc question, what effect docs this agreement have on the present statue, Mr. Tulcy said tbe lawyers had come to un agreement merely ou the legal aspects of the controversy aud not on tho physical one. Ho presumed that tho legal stipulations did not interfere with tbu policy both gentlemen were carrying oat so far cm rotated to tue executive duties of the office. However, as all the departments, save* the Comp troller, have given in their adhesion to Mayor Hoyne, there will bo very little for tbe Chicago Tlcnbome to do. In accordance with an under standing between Mayor Hoyne and Mr. Hayes, Mr. Colvin will bo permitted to sign his lota official name to some certificates and other financial pa pers In connection with certain monetary arrange ments on behalf of the city mode some time ago, and now being perfected. AI.DBRMANIO CAUCUS. It was announced early yesterday morning that u caucus of Aldermen was to be held In the afternoon at the pacific to settle upon eorno matters loft unfinished at tho former meeting. The gathering was sailed for 5 o’clock, hut did nut assemble for busineeu until a little before 0. The Hessian continued only 20 minutes or an. snd Uie only business dune was In reference to the Commitveu* of the' Coun cil, aa set forth ’ in > Aid. Thompson's speech, published in the regular Council proceedings elsewhere. * THE COUNCIL.. TUB STANDING COMMITTEES, The Coundl met yesterday evening at 7:30 o’clock. The Clerk culled the roll and the fol lowing-Aldermen responded to their names; Pearsons, MeAulcy, Ballard, Rosenberg, Aid rich, Thompson, Gilbert, Stewart, Sheri dan, Summer, Loddlng, Cullcrton, Kcr ber, Hildreth, O'Brien, Beldlcr, Van Osdel, Smith, While, Briggs, Throop, MeCrea, llaw- Icigb, Cleveland, Wheeler, Ryan, Baurngartcn, Nieacn, Waldo, Lctigacher, Llusenbartb, Sweeney, Boeer, Kirk. Aid. Thompson—l movo-tbat Aid. Aldrich be elected Chairman pro torn. Jho motion was agreed to. Id. Cullcrton— At the last meeting of tbu. Connell a Special Committee on Rules was ap pointed to report a set of rules which should govern this Council for the ensuing year. The Chairman having fulled to call the meeting to gether, I would ask for further time. It is not necessary, I believe, to put the motion, hut (t is necessary that we should have an amendment to the existing rules, and for that reason I would move that Rule 41 as It now appears nn the old rules—the one regulating the number of standing committees—be added to our present rules. Aid. Sommer—l would like U* Inquire—l mode a motion Unit this rule, together with some olliers. he referred to the Committee on Rules. Ilus it been considered hy the Commit tee, or not! Aid. Cullertou—Tho Committee baa not been culled together. Aid. Sommer moved that the motion he re ferred to the Committee on Rules. Aid. Leiigurhcr seconded it, and spoke against haste in pushing through the rules which wc-ru to govern them. Aid. Cullcrton explained ho did nut make the motion os Chairman of the Committee on Rules, bat ns a simple Alderman. Aid. Hummer's motion was not agreed to. Aid. Thompson—l move to amend the motion made hy Aid. Cullertou so that it shall stand that Hie committees named in Rule 41 of (he rules of (he old Council be tho standing committees of the present Council for this year. Aid. Cullertou—l accept thu amendment. Aid. bonmnT— If 1 can get u second 1 shall move to have this referred to the Committee on Rules. Tiie Chair—By what rule? ALL Sommer started to read the rule which waa In his mind, bat suddenly discovered that it was one which had boon stricken out, and consequently sut down much confused. ÜBNUINB BLOQOENCC. Aid. Hildreth—l do not sue the propriety, Inas much as thu Couucii has appointed a Commutes U|K)U Rules, of adopting rules tv the circumstance may demand. 1 think it will be better for tb« best Interests of Hie Coundl hi future that all business iquy be delayed until thu ruleu uru formally agreed niton by Hie Committee and repotted to Hie Coun cil uti'l acted upon. The idea of coming in one night to the Couucii, striking out certain rules to suit (hut night, and then coming in another night ami inserting the same nitus that is stricken out one night, why It seems to bu perfectly ridiculous. The very Idea of thu Council going to work in that manner seems to appear upon its fuco as if that theru was no good Intent. It dors not seem as that though tbo rules weru to bo treated with that same degree of re eiMinsiblllly that Hut rule* have upon themselves. They become a pari of tho rules—tho rules of themselves, but l! wo com* In onu might and strike out one rule to suit tho circumstance that may arise that night, aud then come In the follow ing night and Insert tho same rules, what arc we going le come to J Whut can w« dejwud upon r What safeguard have tho people got I Irorin stance, if you please, that there Is a question that matters that my people are deeply In [crested In, and I eay to my people under our rule* I van give you an opportunity to remonstrate against whatever the subject may be. Iwlll refer this subject matter to Its appropriate Committee. 1 will give you an opportunity that yon may bring In a remonstrance Into the Common (ounell ami Btmw that It Is not in accordance with the wish of the majority of tho property or the people, what ever the circumstance may lie. 1 win give you all (his opportunity. Well then, siippwe that that particular rule that I have the privilege of taking advantage of of referring the subject mutter to u Committee—supposing that the same Is set m> that that rule shall bo suspended—supposing that rule Is stricken out by a majority of the Council for that night, why my people are simply compelled to ■hut their mouths; they have no opportunity lu be heard. Uvcry gentleman of this Council that has not been here before will know this to be the fact be fore that he has been lu this Council for six mouths. On many occasions he will have pre sented to him apetUiuo that he deems that it Is bis duty to present to this Council, signed by a certain number of bis constituency, that they require a cer tain Improvement, or they require some jtraycr at thu hands of this Council. Well, then, ha will find Immediately following that, as quick at it la published and made known to tbv people he will find that there will be ten to one for to remonstrate against It. Well (hen suppose that the rule Is suspended that night that the petition is broaghl loi luppwiflS (hot tbs KUfiiae is veil laid* the plot Is all perfected In evrry shape, and the job Is put through at once. Under Ibid procedure that they nro going on now, It would only be fair to suppose that snen thing* ss this would be done. Tticn tbo people are deprived of their right. Now. I believe tike this: I believe It In all can* dor, i do not think there is any occasion at thin time to tarry It to any such extent. It seems to bate pone u far as Is needed in this political ques- Hon, and there It need that wo should come down to a status where wo shall cone down and do tho business that we arc sent here to do, and to estab- Mali our rules that we shall bo governed by, and not be changed every night that tva come Into the Council. From time to lime 1 have had peti tions that I presented to the Connell—has been (riven to me by the people— and then I bare had remonstrances three times as great handed to me, dnd I have like wise brought the same in Um Council, Supposing that I should go In the Oral night and move a sus pension of the rule, when Itsboulddeprive my col league, If you please, of the privilege of having It referred, and put It through that night, and then people should remonstrate who may be three times an great In number or property Interest—be three times on great In number, and tbey have no voice In the future, they have no redress whatever. The Council has acted, and then.' Is no more can be done. Now Inasmuch as there has been a Committee appointed upon rules, and that Committee has not been called together. Inasmuch aa the Council has stricken out certain rules, 1 think for the lately of the Connell, fur the protection of each member of the Connell and tho people, I believe It is hut just and right that as faros the rules of the Council are concerned that no further action Should betaken. (Sod knows we have done enough already as tar as the rules arc concerned, and no further action should be taken In rela tion to the rules until the Committee shall have revised the rules, and then report them to Uilh Council, and then we shall know from that time on that we ahull act under the rules of this Council when adopted. 1 do not think that It Is to the best Interest of this Council that we should hunter with these rules in this manner, and all matters |x*rtalnlng (o rules that any member of this Council has In his hands that he Is dgMious of having changed In the body of » the rnlex,—any amendments, alterations, or any thing of the kind,—l think that ought to be presented hero to the Council and re ferred to the Committee upon Kales, and that the Chairman of the Committee upon Holes should ceil the Committee together and settle this question, so that wo can go on and act from this time on. The President protem.— Aro you ready fur the question! Aid. Hildreth—Please state the amendment. I do not understood It. Aid. f nimupnon—The original motion was to adopt Rale 41. Tho amendment was not to adopt any rules, buttbnt tbu commlttat-s named In tbo old Rnlc 41 bo the committees of tbe Council fur tbe present year; (hut Is all. We do not change tbe rules, we do cot odupt tbc rules; wa merely uuslg* nate the names and numbers of thusluudlug com mittees for the present year. Aid. .Sweeney wanted tbe members to understand what they were voting on. The chairman of the Committee on Rules had neglected to call tho Com mittee together. and to pass this rule, without o report, would be an exercise of the pas-law again. What was the use of proceeding In Ibis half-and half way T It would bo better to baro a report In proper form than to proceed hastily, m was evi dently the Intention of the majority. Ills ward was anxious that a little business should be done, and he deprecated proceeding in this fashion. Aid. Hildreth expressed the opinion that Aid. Poromers’ motion was timely and well, and ought to bo adopted. Tho Council could not safely pro ceed without tbc Rnlc 4tl, unless all business was prepared in private caucus. Without encli a safe guard thoy would bo open to a great deal of trick ery. Aid. Cnllorton—There Is nothing wrong In the motion before tbe house. Its object is simply to organize the legislative authority of this city; without the adoption of this rule tula body caunot become organized. Gentlemen In the minority are seeking further time; they ore attempting to tack on to this resolution or motion Rule 4d for the purpose or referring the very proposition that tbe Council Is about to pass for the purpose of Its organization. The Introduction of this rule is to receive a report from the proper source, of the standing Commit teen to-night. 1 assure the gentleman that In the coming week I shall call the Committee on Roles together, and we will report a set of rules, —such a set of mice Hint (his Cody Khali be governed by for tbu ensuing year. The amendment that tub gentleman oilers is out of order. But Ido not de* Hire to make that- point If the gentleman sub mits It in writing. I shall call -for a division question that this Role 41 msy b« adopted. There is ilo'infention on tbe part of tho majority, •» auy mi» eo far tw* I nm •**uor*»»r*; »• •» member, to lake any advantage whatever of any gentleman present; but wo roust get organised, and the committees must in this coming week make such Investigations of tbe papers now in possession of the city us they deem fit. A» far us the speeches are concerned they are suitable to tbe occasion,and should be beard. HII.DRETM CHOKED OKI’. { . Aid. Hildreth wished to deny the hwinnallon that be was anxious for further delay. Aid. Tnroop—A point of order, Mr. Chalrmon. Tlw gentleman has spoken three time* oa the ques tion, and it is time he came to order. Aid. Hildreth—l woo going to make a proposi tion. Aid. Throop—l wont to soya few words. The President pro tcm.—The point of order is well taken. If 1 understand the rale aright, a member can only sneak u oecund time until all the Aldermen have spoken. Aid. Hildreth—Wbut role Is that T The President pro ujui.—l think there la a role of that description In existence. Thu Clerk—Yes: No. la. Aid. White—Wasn’t It stricken onl ? The President pro tern.—My recollection la that that rale is already adopted. Aid. Hildreth—But, Mr. President, I wish to apeak to a question of privilege, and no rule can prevent me. The President pro tcm.— But the Chair cun. Aid. Hildreth—Well, the Chair may. The President pro tern.-Let us hear the question of privilege. Aid. Hildreth—Simply this; that Inasmuch os my motives were uninlcntionullyhnpugncd, that I wish ed the ivile adopted simply for the purpose of gaining time. That Is hot the fact My object was to bring the question before the Council so that each mem ber might thoroughly understand it. The President pro tem.—The gentleman will please be seated. That is nut a question of prlvl- lege. Aid. Hildreth—l was explaining. The President pro tem.—Ain. Throop has On? floor if be wishes to spvtvlc. I decide his point well taken. Ido not understand the argument of the Alderman as n question of privilege. Aid. Hildreth—l wua simply explaining my po- Billon in the premises. The President pro tcm.—l do not bo understand It. Aid. Throop, If he wishes to speak, cun pro ceed. AI.D. THROOP SPEAKS JUS MIND. Aid. Throop—l do not wish to intrude upon the right of any one, neither do 1 wish my rights to bo infringed upon. We hare heard altonl enough of this kind of accusations of dishonesty and proposi tions to do something mean or wrong. Now, 1 do not think that the people have elected a set of gray-headed greenhorns to manage this city. [Laughter] hut wo bare thu law rend to us and our duty described to (is on every occasion. 1 want to any that 1 ndralro (ho shrewdness and ability of some of those young men-, hut they should remem ber that many member* of this Council havo been In such bodies before, nnd Indeed have helped to establish such Institutions yours and Tears ago when they were school-boys, or periia;* babies lu their mothers' anus. Wc have established the In* (dilutions übder which they have grown up to be smart young men. 1 admire their ability, and hope their Intellect has not been cultivated at the ex pense of good manners. |App)uu‘o.) lam not going to alt here aud listen to accusations that we ore caucus scoundrels. 1 wont these people to bo civil, and we will bo civil every time. 1 will every gentleman on (he principle of civility, bull will not sit here and take such things. [Apphio«c. J 1 am too old to take such tilings; 1 new rtook them v hen I was young, and 1 shall not U'gln now. K'heerH.l We have come hero to do the business of the cily, and 1 Intend to do ll regularly and *ln good order, and to maintain the Interests and goodwill of our cltUerm, Tho genllo men whom certain parlies are denouncing have just as much Interest in tbo good of the city as themselves, ido not impugn thu motives of any Alderman as menu and unjust, and 1 will nut ac cent such accusations from soy man as long aa I alt here. If they catch me any time being uncivil, nn-* generous, or wrong, or (hut In the heat of debate I should buy anything unkind, 1 shall thank uny member of thu Council to correct me, and Iwlll make humble amends. Hut, as I wild before, lam not prepared to submit to such denunciations as have prevailed here. 1 take It that the members are honest lu their intentions as a. body. 1 don’t except any; and 1 wish to be on tbo bgst and kindest terms with every one here. 1 like the smartness of thoee gentlemen, and I think (tint if they pat (heir Intelligence into nee as soon as they get over their youthful indiscretion they will lie a great deal more useful men. [Laugh ter. 1 I hope wo will go on and conduct the busi ness of tnls cRy in ao orderly and manly manner, and refrain from these sneers and insinuations. 1 will nut nsu them, aud 1 do not want to hear any body else do so. UILDRBTII RESPOND*. Aid. Hildreth—l want to say one word. This last speech may come M a sort of scholastic lesson lu the minority of (he Council. Perhaps tho remarks coming from the aged gentleman, certainly with all respect, (here is no young g<nHem»n lu Htis Council but what will respect old ug< a . Hot I don't know tbit 1 came her* to take lessons, and n-riulnly Hu* conduct from the minority has been t .iui o( mu jiiguert de gree of gentlemnnllucfls. There has been nothing yet, since the formation of this Council, from tbo minority, but R has been that of gentlemen. Their conduct, their deportment, everything they have done certainly should command the respect of the aged gentleman, and 1 bava thought that they had. if some different gentlemen were here in the mi nority, It would b« a great deal different from what litis at the present Hue. Aud from the manner lu ; which (he minority have submitted to the overrid i lug of law, and the rolcl being pat out one night i qpfl innarti|wi appear, qnti mlnnU ta RRu fiBAIIO- men. - It la not In keeping n .ti.v gentleman. old and young, to attempt to read ilic li«on*of In atructiona. Aid. Sheridan moved the prevjooi queation. The motion waa earrlfed. The mnln qneatlon on Aid. Cnllertoo'a motion was then put and carried— rctt*. Sl»; nay*. ft——Aid. Hildreth, OTJrleo, White, Byan, and Lcngachcr voting In the nega tive. •. Aid. Hildreth presented a communication to add Ran light* to Berner street, which nu received and referred to the Committee on street* and Alley* of the Wot Division when appointed. Aid. Sommer moved to reinsert nnle 40 an one of the rule* of the Council. Aid. White seconded it. The Chairman (hen annonneed that nt there were no mica a* yet, communication* would be taken np. The fln*t waa one from the Mayor. Aid. Kommcr—W'blch Mayor? fLawghter. 1 The Chair-We have only ono 3fayur. A GENERAL IIECOORmON. The Cleric read the following communication from the Mayor: Match'* Office, Chicago, May 16, 1870. —7b the Honorable Members of the C Hty Council—Qbn tlemk.h: 1 hare tbs pleoanrc of communicating to you the Intelligence that in obedience to the re queal contained in yonr rcaolutlonn of the oth last. I have been recognised a* the legally quali fied and acting Mayor of Chicago by all the depart ment* of the Municipal Government, except that of the City Comptroller, who. I doubt not, will speed ilv follow the example of the other officer*. I have Die honor to be, etc. Thomas llotnb, Mayor. The President pro tem.—Wbat will you do with the communication? Aid. Cullerton—l more It bo accepted and placed on file. Aid. nildreth called for (he yew and nays, and they were ordered, and, being taken, resulted yeas, 2Ti;naye, i*. Those who voted in the nega tive were Messrs. Sommer, budding, Ulldreth, O’llrlcn. White, Ryan, Nicsen, Lcngacher, and Hwcctiey. Aid. I.awler and Murphy were absent, TIIJS STANDING COMMITTEES. The Clerk then read a communication from the Mayor appointing Unf Committees for the ensuing year, as follows: • * finance AW. McCreo, Briggs, Rosenberg, Pearsons. and Lensacher. Itailroadt— Aid, Aldrich, Boecr, Stewart, Throop, and Xlcsen. Judiciary— AM. Thompson, Gilbert, Waldo, .awler, and Hildreth. Fire and H'tUer—Aid. Kirk, Ballard, ShcrWaa, ’ait Dadd, and Cleveland. School*— Aid. Clevelond, Llnacnbartb, VonOo del. Briggs, and Stewart. U 'hurjuia I'rMUge*— Aid. Smith, Bamngartcn, Murphy, lleldler. ami Sommer. Street* and Alley* South Z/irWon—Aid. Gilbert, Sheridan. Ballard, Pearsons, and Aldrich. Streets and Alley* Sorlh IHritioa— Aid. Waldo, Leugacher, Murphy, and Boser. Street* a.id Alley* H'etl ZtitWon—Aid. Baum* garuu, Bedding, Uawleigh, Smith, Cleveland!, Koerber, Deidler, Throop, and Lawler. Whartreand Pullle Ground*^ Aid, Briggs, Slew art. Rosenberg, Wheeler, turd Kirk. Local AieexcmenU— AW. Lawler, Waldo, Ryan, Lodding, uml Sweeney. /irldetrell— Aid. Sheridan, Von Oedcl, Koerber, Bnumgarten, and Waldo. Police—Aid. McAuley, Cullorton, Kirk, Kloscn, and Gilbert. JMtuut*— Aid. HoHcnburg, Waldo, McCrca, Clorc land, mid Bnumgartcn. <ia*‘JAght4—Md. Itawlelgh, Bonn, CtUlerton. and Thompson. Harbor and JJrlJrjet —Aid. Beldlcr, O'Brien, Throop, Ballard, and While. Printing— Aid. I’earaons, Blrk, Lawler, Lin* senborth. and Morphy. Markrti— Ald.Koerber, O'Brien, Smith,Swoency, •and Hildreth. > Aldrich, Pear- ■'“Public JiiillJlngn— Aid. Van Osdel, Da I lard. Smith, Duser, ana Sheridan. County /Motions—Aid. Throop, Rosenberv, Cullcrton, Ueldlar, andMeAnley. Aid. Thompson— 1 move that the Committees as named and constituted in the message of the ilnyor he the Standing Commllloeß of this Council, and that the Aldemmn named first Jn each Committee be the chairman thereof. Aid. Hildreth—ln the event that Ur. Iloync should not prove to be legal Mayor of Chicago, what arc you going to do t The President pro turn.—The Council controls that. Aid. Hildreth called for the yeas and nays. UYAK’S SOUL liEVOLTS. Aid. Ryan—l would desire very respectfully to be excused from acting upon the Committee upon which I have btuu appointed, and IwlU statu my reasons for It. The election recently held ms»; this Council from a ward comnsting or 4(i,ooo Inhabitants. The gentleman whom yon tem Mayor —Mr. Hays* *r the cmuis membersof this Conn* HtiiuvHiwenflttonst up thesu committees, and now move before this Council that those Commit tees be declared the Standing Committees of Ibis Council for tho next year. They have seen fit to place mu upon the Committee of Local Assi-an menu. I have been lie re for a year and a half, and, from my experience lu the Council, I will say that 1 never yet knew of n mutter being referred to the Committee on Local Asseßoucnts. There is no necessity at all for this Committee on Local Assess ments. It may be made to fill up a lung list of committees, but I can assure you, Mr. President, and also the members of the CoutfCll, they never will hare an opportunity to refer any mutter pre sented to this Council to the Committee on Local Assessments. 1 deem It as mi insult, Mr. Presi dent, and 1 take It as such to bo placed upon such u Committee. 1 think that 1 cun be of more use to constituents anti the people of Chicago If placed upon another committee. 1 having been fourteen or fifteen years in business here. 1 thought it might seem to the members of the caucus that I might do a little good upon the Committee on Fire ana Water or Osa; but no; these Committees were u little too good to appoint me to. However 1 will regret the insult ottered me by tho ringleader of the ring caucus of this Council—the ringleader I will say respectfully—the ringleader lliat the ma jority of the members of this Council have tul»-n up us their leader, f do not care to go into tbls, but did 1, I would raise op tho actions of some of tho gentlemen that dare to oiler an Insult to the people of my ward by putting me on such an in significant committee. I would therefore desire that I should be excused from acting upon this committee. lApplanse from two delegates from I the Fourteenth \i urd. J A GOOD WOHD POH Un COLI.BAOCB. Aid. Sheriduo—l tlnd Hint 1 am named on four committers. I would like at this stage of pro* reedlngß to be dropped (rum the Committee uu I'ublic Bulldlugv, ami )nv« the imrue uf Aid. bouimcr from my ward subatltutcd. lie In a man ut some experience Id that line,—furniture, hard* wood, locks,—hasps, htuges. and all the other up* purtrnances, otid his experience in that line would lie of some service. I have no experience In that way tuyaelf, and 1 think his service* there would be mure valuable than minis. If it could be done I (should like the subtsUtnUun made. Aid. IlUdrethvl hopu nn insult will not be offered to Mv. Iloyne. Ilu, as Mayor, hats sent In u coumiuuicaUua, and 1 hope thin Council will not banter with It. With all respect to Aid. Uhcr* Idun and Nomraer, I do not think It I* in tins jiruv* luce of the Connell to make up the committees niter they bare been bent in. I hope, If adopted, it will be us eenl In hero by Mayor Iloyne. I do not believe Aid. Sheridan would de* sire to out a reileclhm on Mayor Iloyne. Aid. Sheridun—So fur from Intending to reflect on llli Honor. 1 would nay he la a gentleman whom I have known for twenty yearn, and I cs- U*ui him highly, but J think It would be » good thing, and lacmlole our business, Vo make tho change. Ala. Thompson— I would suggest that It la ox* ceedlugly floslrublo that the cummlUcus ahall be appointed so as to proceed to work. Tliurvfore 1 am Inclined to tblnk>lhal. If a mistake has been made, (bore will hu Abundant opportunity to cor* riH'i It, but probably not to-nigui, and 1 therefore cull for the previous question. WUITB MOANS. Aid. White thought Mayor lluyno had made a Brim* mistake in placing him on the Harbor and ridges Commlttne, uud ho would positively do* dine u> serve on It. Tim main question was then ordered bj the fol lowing vote; Yeat— Pearsons, McAnley, Ballard, Hnsenberg. AldrlcM Thompson, Gilbert, titewurt, Sheridan, Cullerton, Berber, llcldlcr. Van Osdol, Smith. While. Briggs, Throop, McCrva, llawlelgh, Cleve land, Wheeler, llsutngarien, Wuklo, Linsvnbarth, Uosvr, Kirk—'ia. A'oys—flommer, Loddtng, Hildreth, O'Drieo, White, Ityao, Nlcvod. l-engucher, Sweeney—U. Aid Hildreth moved that linle 40 of thu mica of the old Council be adopted us oue of (be rules of (ho Council for the present fiscal year. If. how. 'ever, there won any other business, he would not press the motion si this time. The president pro lew.—There are some tooro communications. Aid. Hildreth—All right; 1 withdraw; grind away. ONH COLVIN, The Clerk—There Is a communication from H. D. Colvin. Aid. Cullerton—l move that It be read for In* formation. The motion prevailed. The Clerk r*ad as follows: To the Honorable the City Council of the City of Chicago— Gkxtlknbn: Thu resolution passed by your honorable body at a meotlugbeld on the Htn day of May. 1870, a certified copy of which has been presented to mo by tho City Clerk of said city, end a copy of which I* hereto annexed, I herewith return to your honorable body without my approval. My objections to the resolution are: 1. That no Mayer has been elected, and there fore it is unnecessary to provide by resolution or otherwise for a buud for such ulllcu. si. bald resolution fails to require such officer to furnish security as the law requires shall be given in every such case, ami which, under the law, said resolution should have prMMed for. Hespcctfully, 11. J>. Colvin, Muyor. Aid. Cullerton—l move Unit ihe communication bo not received. Aid. Hildreth—lf tho gentleman had madu a mo* Uontoplscuonlhe tublu temporurlly fur futuru actlou, 1 would hare taken no exception. 1 Aid. Cullerton—Of course, 1 thought you would not. IKaugbtcrl. Aid. lllldrcth did not think the proposed di»po* sUloo of the document would*mas» Colvin's case any strougur than it was. If it was not proper for the ex-Mayor to return this resolution, U was not propex U the first pket to the mqcu oeaben to PRICE FIVE CENTS. «nd It to him. Why was It not left tor Major Hoynt to attach bit signature to lit He wanton to know whether this sort of thing was to contain. Wert they going to obey the dictates of the tow, or follow the eplrltcd leading of a few? It only took 24 voles to do the thing legally, and thorn wore 25 of the majority present, lledeflodanymcrmbcrto contradict the statement Chat they were acthiacon trary to law. Uo elncercly hoped the proper stop wonld be taken, so that no question cotud be raised about the bond In case Mayor lioyno should lam out to bo (ho legal Mayor.’ Aid. Cttllerton—Mr. President, the Clerk, 1 be. lloto. made a statement the other night that *ho reeolatloQ which Mr. Colvin's communication re* ters to was only a certified cony of the original. ' The Clerk—Wo furnished Mr. Colvin a oertlfldd copy of the original at his request. Aid. Cnllertonr-Tho remarks of (be gontlemdn are perfectly proper with regard to reconsidering and-laying the communication on the'table. A motion of (bat character would be a very good one to recognteo Mr. Colvin as Mayor.. Bat Wo do not Intend to recognise him In the future. The reso lution that' was passed was perfectly proper. On the same evening of its passage the .bond of Mayor Iloyne was approved. Bach being the case It was the duty of Mayor lioyno, If ho saw fit, to attach his name to that resolution. If he did nut. it was a law notwithstanding, as the charter only relates to ordinances. The motion made to. night nut to receive (he communication Is a proper one. and the only one to be taken by this Council In the premises. Were this Council to allow that motion to be read and a motion made to place the same upon the table temporarily prevailed, It would he* a recognition that Mr. Coma was Mayor. That is not the Intention of this body. If Mr. Colvin has any claim to the office, let him go to Iho courts. Certainly the City Government Is fully organized this evening antler Mayor end there Is no question In my mind but (he motion now before us Is a proper one. .1 hope it will pro* The yea* nnd nay* were demanded on the mo tion, and rcnulUil a* follow*: Ytru— Peatvons, McAulcy, Ballard, Rosenberg, Aldrich, Thompson, Gilbert, Stewart, Sheridan, Cnllorton, Kerbor. Dcidlcr, Van Osdel, Smith, Briggs, Throop, MrCrea, llawlclgh, Cleveland, Wheeler. Bantngnrten, Waldo. Llnscnbnrth, Bo««r, Klrk-L!.'>. A’uyi—Sommer, Lodillnn, Hildreth, O’Brien, While, Uyao. Nlcten, l.en','acher, Sweeney—o. . CAM. FOR INPOU.MATIOJJ. Aid. Kirk—l move that the City Clerk be ordered to report at the next regular meeting uf the Conn* cII a classlQcd 1M of the name* or all officials, their subordinates or awdslatim. with the emolument each receive*, together with the uiuomti* paid em ployes, collectively or aeparutely. In tho several departments now existing In the city. Aid. Gilbert amended by suggesting that the re port specify the duties uf these milters uml em ploye*. The amendment woa accepted, and the motion a* amended flnaUy.carricd, AW. Sheridan offered a resolution In the matter of paving Archer avenue from South Hnlrietl street to the river. After some coiuiiderublu discussion, tire roaolntion was adopted. AfIOMSIIINO OFFICES. Aid. Ballard offered the following, which was adopted: H'fOlved, That th" Judiciary Committee bo re quested to examine the I iws and ordinances of the city, uml that they n-porl what others can be abol ished without detriment to tbc public Interest TON HOIXEN. TJie following communication was then read from Comptroller Iluycn: Cuicaoo, liny 1.1. To /fie flonoraltf the City Council of the City of Chicago: ll Is my duty to report to your honorable body that George Von Ilollcn, who was elected City Collector on the Tuesday after the Hot Monday of November. A. 1L 1871, and re-elected on the Tuesday after the first Monday of December. 187-1. absconded from the city on the night nf Wednesday, loth Inst, As Boon ar nla escape was known, eu the 12th IneL, I look possession of his otllcc, changed tho combinations of the locks of the vaults and sure, discharged the clerks In hU employment, and com* mcnccd un investigation, calling to my ussUtuneu Mr. R. S. Tutlilll. Bsq.. City Attorney. It appeared that the absconding officer had bum guilty of embezzlement of lie public moneys to on amount supposed to be in tho neighborhood of SIOO. OOO. I directed Mr. Tuthill to procure an indictment, which was done immediately, and to obtain a re quisition from the (Governor uphn the Canadian au thorities fur his arrest ami return, Mr, Goodetl. Hie City Marshal, hating ascertained »!•■* *•* n»u pyrjuiiJ In dial Jlt'Xtll'n. Early in October, 187 j, I commenced an exami nation of the Collector's boohs, which were pro ilim-d under ttm following order: _ “City CoatTiiou.r.n’a Ovncx, Oct, B, 187.1. Gtorge Yon llollen, , fH/p Collector—Uu.vn Bnt: You will please return to this office forth with the general tax warrants, both real and per sonal lax. for the years 1871. 1872. and 1873. also all special assessment volume# not in use. “S. 8. llayp.4, City Comptroller. ” Oct. 31. 1875. I wrote trow Kt-w York to Mr. J. A. Harwell, my chief clerk: ••Employ additional help for‘the Collector's books.” The constant labor of two clerks fur some months showed Umt the hooka examined were correct, and ull rent estate taxes and special ftssessmente bud been properly accounted tor so for os tho examination extended. Under there circumstances I did not fuel authorized to presume guilt wheu no charges hml been made, or ta stop the collection of the city rev cuues by the olllccr lawfully elected for the pur pose, vino had given bond in a large sum. It is only by making a demand on all of the sev eral thousand delinquents, by publication or per sonal application, that \\w amount actually pur loined cun he discovered, a* Ibe minis obtained In that way do nut appear In the Collector's weekly returns or in his cu*U lsmk>. 1 shall press the collection of the delinquent per sonal taxes and seek to dbcou’rul the earliest mo ment the actual amount of the defalcation. I have directed Mr. Tnthlli to commence pro ccvdlngs ou the baud of llu*. Collector. After consultation with the Finance Committee when appointed. I shall make a further communi cation on the subject loyour honorable body. Hu spectiuliy submitted, 8- 8. Uatbs,- Comptroller. On motion of Aid. Cullcrton, the communication 1 was received otul placed ou tile. COLLECT FIIOM TUB OAMIU.EUB. Aid. CuUerton— I desire to make n motion In re lation to this mutter uf the defalcation. It was alleged in the Chicago 71m<c of lust Friday morn* log that a largo amount of thia defalcation w-.w rambled away by tho lute City Collector, In tho gambling-houses of this city. Now. the statement in vital paper woe very broad. It cave tho amounts lost in the various house*. In all probability tllu writer of that article could furnish thin Council with some proofs on the subject, and, if no, 1 am of the opinion that it is the duly of (his city to pro* cced against those bounes and collect, if possible, some of the muuey, and for that reason 1 move tlw following: •‘That a special committee of three be appointed by the Chair whose duly It shall he to fully Inves tigate os to the alleged losses of the lute City Col* lector, George Vim Uolluu, and to the end that, fur the purpose uf assisting siuh committee in recover* Ing the city’s money, they shall have the power to send (or persons and names. ” Thu motion was adopted without discussion. Aid. Sweeney offered a resolution to pave Chi* cage avenue between Clark street and the bridge. Adopted. Aid. Cullerton moved that all the papers la tho possession of the Clerk pertaining to (he various committees bo distributed to the Chairmen of those Committees. Carried. PETITIONS, ETC. Aid. Throap read a communication from tho property-owners on West Folk street and blue Is* undaveuue, which was referred to the Commutes on tilrvets and Alleys for the West Side. Aid. Humiacr presented a petition fur a sewer ou Thlrly-finl street, from Hftbdod to Clark streets. Ueferrcd to the Board of Public Works. Aid. While called up tho report of tho Commit tea of tho old Council, page U7‘J, Council proceed ings, In favor of paving Fulton struct from Ada to Sangnuum, aud moved Its piv«*(ige. After soma dis cussion It was made the special order for May I*o. LICBNSBd. Aid. Gilbert offered the following: ••Thai the City clerk report to the Council at the next meeting thu number of licenses issued during the yearn 1874, 1875, and lb7U, specifying generally the amount received of each man, ana the number remitted, if any. by him." Aid. Cullortun remarked that U was Impowlhlo fur the City Clerk, with his present duties, to com* ply with tula request In a week, aud moved the time be made three week*. AM. Gilbert accepted the amendment. Aid. bbutldnn—l have something which I wish to offer as a substitute. I oiler this for the reason that 1 urn Impressed with the Idea, from conver* sallonn I have had. that there is 1100,000 out* standing uncollected for licenses of saloons, bill* lard halls, etc. 1 will therefore offer this rciolo* tion, and it will bring the whole matter up: tietoU ed, That the City Marshal bo,end Is here* by, Instructed to submit to this council reports of the police force made some months ago to him Id relation to licensed bouses, aud setting forth the number of euchiiousu doing a business without a license. The substitute was seconded. Aid. Hildreth thought (he Connell should deal with the saloon-keepers as they stood to-day, and nut ae they stood six mouths ago, and he made u motion to this effect, as a substitute to Aid. tthcrl* dan's amendment. Aid. bheridsu allowed Aid. Hildreth's substitute to take precedence. Aid. Ulldrctb also withdrew his temporarily, when Aid. Gilbert’s utuilon was taken up aud carried. Aid. hhcrldau theu offered his resolution. Aid. White moved thulltbuomemlcdloread “at present." Aid. Kerber thought they should make one Job oi (be license question, and go for ha< K <. o.tprctamcn, aud others. Aid. Mct'rea esked If ltuu< witlmi the pruvlucu of the Mayor to grant the uxti’iisn.ns legally. ' Aid. Hildreth said such had bccu the practice since Major Ulco'j time. Aid. MeCrea (bought (he motion eminently proper, If there were $50,000 of unpaid’ licenses Uwaa a strange state of things, when one paper was going to protest He wanted this matter la* vestlgatea In order to ascertain whether the Into Administration bad been derelict la duty or uot . Aid. Gilbert said his object was simply to have Uw SAUu brought before them, when, U there f

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