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The Cairo Bulletin, July 30.
Tiik Market Horn:. This building,
which now encumber Washington vc
nuc, I to bo olJ lit miction. Who I'1'''7
Tlio wonderful Klectrlc Clmlr, will
euro tho wont cases of Inflsmod soro
The Klectrlc Clmlr
Homo cures paralysis.
Dr. Anderson will bo ut tho Antrini
Houso on Wednesday "oxt Augmt 3d,
with tho Klectrlc Clmlr and Magnetic
Dr. Anderson cure cancer, con
sumption, chilli and fover, ulcer, scrofula,
etc., with the wonderful Electric Chair.
Sick. Mr. J. AV. Stewart, of tho City
Nntlonal Hunk, is confined to his bed by
sickness. Wo hopo he mny sjeclUy re
rover. AFioht. Mr. Arthur Boylo nnd n
negro got Into n difficulty yosterdny nnd
Into tho bunds of tho policemen. Tho flno
was ?5 nnd costs, making tho neat little
sum of f 0 C9.
Xiinne will bo a cotillion Party given
licit Tuesday Evening Aug 2d on Opt.
Plillllpi now w.harf-bont. For further par
tlculnrs sco next Mondny evening's paper.
The Great Preacher, Hov. I'cter
Cartwright will be in our city next week,
and will deliver a lecture In tho M. ..
Church Wednesday evening, August 3d.
Subject "ills FJonocr Life."
Thousands of dollars worth of the fin
est quality of goods will be sold for nlnifist
nothing, before the great auction salo now
going on at Schttlta' old stand, closes. Go
early and often.
Tin: unpardonablo sin : paying high
prices for towel, tablecloths, shawls, hand
kerchiefs, dross goods, Ac., Ac, when they
will bo almost given nway to-night at th
great auction sale, on Commercial avenue,
immediately opposite Winters' Itlock.
E.voaokp. Mr. John IV Holy, our
county surveyor, has been employed to es
tablish tho boundaries of tho streets and
lots of Metropolis. JJo will leave for that
placo In a few days, nnd will bo absent
about one month.
Tncn Traijx. Tho Clerk gives notice
that all ordlnunccs of the city restricting
tho salo of meals, vegetables, fruit, gatno,
country produce, or articles of any de
scription lo tho market house, have boon
repealed and that all such articles can be
old at any place within tho city limits nt
Washington Hall Garden, comer
!'th street and Jefferson avenue, preside
over by clover John School, will be, n
U!tial, iSumIuy, July 31ft, open to the
public; cool shades, cool beer, scats to uc
commodate hundred, and n warm welcome
for nil visitors aro among thunttnictions of
tho place, hverybody nnd their wife
Linr.UAi. Ort'Kits. We arc informed
Dial tuu "Armnua," will carry persons
wishing to attend tho Democratic Convcn
tlon, ut Metropolis, licit Thursday, for one
dollar each, Including simper; nnd that
tho "Milbrey " will carry them for fifty
cents each, Including supper. Could moro
liboral offer bo mitdo? May wo not yet
find u loat which will pay Democrats
n small consideration for tho privilege o
carrying them 7
h. H. Oswald & Co., havo on hand
overal of "Singer's" lino sowing machines.
which will bo sold at grtat largnini, us
they will lcavo tho city in u fuw davs
also two ijootl ont nt SJO and SCO each
Persons desiring machine needles, at 70
cents per do., will do well to givu them u
call. 'J hey will ulso dlstKwo of their fur
mturo ami millinery goods, nt their store-
room, on Commercial uremic, on Mondav
nficmoon and evening, August Ut.
At II omi:. Councilman llarclnv, who
has been absent at Chicago for n week or
k, appeared in Jhis! scut ut thu Council
Meeting last night. During his absence
hu had attended a meeting of the Chicago
council n nil bud seen ink stands used as
arguments und spittoons as rcto messages.
Hu was therefore prepared for any
exigency, and looked rathor discouraged
when tho meeting adjourned without a
grand r jw.
cruf the blutkguard element of the low-1
down polltleiurin of tho plug ugly clique,
appeared in tho council chamber hut night
drunk and armed with a revolver, tho
murilq of which protruded from a bole in
bis e-t pocket. Thu armed rowdy wus
pointed out to a policeman who refused to
arrest hlta. Was ho thero In tho council
cbamUr, armed, In tho expectation that a
fight would result out of tho difficulty
between the Mayor aud the Council 1 '
SirxDAY ItesoiiT.-Tho Flora Onrrlcn Is
the resort of u large number of our respect
able citizens, aud all of them bear high
testimony to tho courtesy and obliging m.
tentions of the proprietor, Mr. Fisher.
Arbors, shady walks, dunciiiu hall.
shooting gallery, ton.plns, muic, etc., form
sipart of tho provision ho has mad for the
pleasure of bis visitors', and tho large
crowd that call on him show that hit efforts
sjo not Eounupprociated,
Tho Gardon will bo open Sunday July
nut as usual, aim an well behaved per
ions nro cordially invited to cull.
A V, FISH KH, Proprietor.
THE MUNICIPAL MUDDLE. I
(Iradunllr Clf',nB t'l' Thr Mayor vs.
Hi CM Counrll. 'S'liiie Cittlrst on liln
if'iinr VelO'i" il 'in Veto lini
Into Wordy .KntliliiKiic m , - Mri(
Mif rNor It) mi, .Vnrriiwl)' Irniin
lcD"il'i iilHtu Mr. II) hh mill In inl
(In iik fill n c mil -r ii f VrxliiK liiterriin
alnrlris, II i Ki plaliiH, unit U nil I iinon
roltntlmi, Tlir Clly Vlnrk "lliiuleil
er III L'oiiU" oil Vinton mill Mull,
dry Charges, ami u S'oiuiiilitaa Ap
pointed to lut i llicti- "1IIu." The
Mrtyor iiinkrs I'mir .Voiiiliintlons, ami
sYltsda Coiillrmiillnu nnd Consolation
fur but one A He ally lllgh.toneit nnd
(Jenteei MUiiiids-rstaudlna; to who
U IhrClly (Invr riiint nt, aettlcd 11 pun
nil Issuri, by .t vote or Fonrtctn lo
Sin. Ac, r Ac. 1
The agony is over; and Madama. Rumor
has again been 'conspicuously inexact." I
The many-tonguod dttmo assorted a "high- '
old tlmo" for thu inauguration night of tho
new council chamber. Thu "Kilkenny
Cat Fight," would only bo a mild domestic
broil in comparison. Tlioro was to bu a
pitch-battle, and snmobody was to be
"scalped;" enthusiastic followers of thu
old lady pictured in tho mind a sccno of
chaos and disorder; voices loud and voices
weak; voices shrill and troblc, mingling
with stentorian blasts; chairs, dismem
bered and logics, were to meet skulU und
spittoons, desks nnd inkstands, in mid-air;
in short, such scenes wore imagined and
predicted, nnd, perhaps, hoped for, as
would gratify thu must anient admirers of
thu "manly art of sulf-defenic." Hut
there was ditiippointmunt. Not a drop of
blood was shed. Thu suine, howovor, can
not bo said of ink, for thu "wcto," as Mr.
Wcller would say, "weru In wain." Thu
Council acted thu mrt of stoics. Thoy
listened earnestly and rurpuctfully j but
applied tho legislative scalpel with all tho
coolness and deliberation that distinguishes
your most heartless dissector. Not to put
too lino a point upon It, and to use n homely
but expressive phrase, "they went for
things." Thu stylo was novel and unusal,
but so refreshingly quiet ; no loud talking ;
no badinage. A proposition would bo
submitted; a motion would bo iniida and
seconded; vetoe would bo offered and
tabled; confirmation of nominees would
bo asked; an officer's bond would tremble
in tho balance, whilo tho ability of another
would bo questioned; and it was nil so
quiet because, you soe, there were fourteen
to two thu minority, between them, pos
sessing one vole.
Tho ovonlng's enliirtaltimunt commenced
precisely at 8 o'cloek.
Tho attnndaneo was full, all tho mem-
bcr being present except Messrs. O'Calla
ban, "Winter, Kennedy and Carroll, who
Wlio afterwards .appeared and took hts
Ills Honor, tho Mayor, having called tho
house to order, the minutes of thu lnt
meeting weru rend, and woro umuiided so
us to tnaku thu record show that thu May
or being absent Alderman Mendul hud
been elected President, and by virtue of
sucli election Imtuiiiu .Mayer jro itm
provided in thu churtur.
TIIKMOIT WIIITi: IIUII.lll.MI IMlllKXJI.IO
Thu Committeti on Firu Department ru
ported thnt pcriiiIlon had been granted
ood A: Iloylu tii rumuvn tho frame build
lug formerly necupled by Scott AVhlto us
a store-room, to lot :i, block 'JJ, but that It
had liei n placed on lot No. fij that com
plaint had been mitdii; that tho difficult
concerning tho building had grown out of
a quarrel between Clatu HutehliiMiu und
Wood A- ltoylc, In which the Council
should tnku no purl. The report wa
A l'K( t l.l Ml I'KTITIO.V.
( ounelluiaii .Meyer then aro.u and sImIihI
that ho held In his hand a petition praying
tiiut tho Scott Whltu building be purmll
tid to remain permanently on lot Xo. .'
illock ii. I he throo first names lgned
woro thosoof P. II. Pope, F.sq., MIm (Inice
Indior and Hnu. I). W. Miiiin.
i.auuciiliiMU inuor 1 would like to
know whother thu provision of tho ordin
ances bearing on thi matter havn hooii
The Mayor Them seems to huvo been
somo iiilsuuderMamling nljout what eon
stitutes a bloek.
Councilinaii .Meyer--The nearest neleli-
bors, Ithlu l.'.O fuel of the lot. havo sIlmimI
thu petition, The Council ha nlreadv
grnuti-d jeriiilloii to place the build on
lot No. :i, und Is now asked to L-rant nor.
ml.slou to allow it to remain on lot No. ft.
wheru it lias been placed. The parties liv-
ing nearest tho lot Imvu simied tho net!.
Councilman Tuylor I would llku to
now whether the requisite number, in
rovided by ordinance, hut signed thu po-
tilion, The Council Inn no riL'httoiirunt
lermission In violation of city ordinances.
councilman .Meyer Mrs. Gibson ob-
ecU, but thu did nut object to hiivini: thu
building placed on lot No. II. I repeat
gain, that the parties living nearest to lot
No, 5 huvu tinned the petition.
Councilman Taylor I understand, from
what Councilman Meyer has said, that tho
ordinances huvu not been compiled with.
I call for tho record of tho ordinances.
Tho ordinance on tiro limits was rcudi
It provide, that written consont of three-
fourths of nil thu property holders within
loOfcet of a block on which a framo building
towght to bo placed, sIihII 1m) obtained.
Councilman Jorgoiuru It is dearly
necessary that thrco-fourths of all tho pro
perly owner within ICO feet of block 22
must U obulned to this petition. I thero
fore move that the petition bo referred
back to the petitioner
Tho motion was carried. tt., n,u
"Whlto building ineontlnontlu v....t.ii
from tho council (number
Tho Commlttoo on Strcols reported that
a crossing had boon put down In front of
thu Infirmary of tho Sisters of thu Holy
Cross and thu expenses charged to them,
but that tho Sialjrs represented that thoy
hud not asked for thu crossing und did not
fuel alio to bear the expense; that tho
Committee be Instructed to consult with
thu Sisters and report what action should
lu taken In thomnttor.
Tho report was received and tho rocom
mendntion concurred in.
TUB WKTOK THAT WEIIK IN WAIN.
The Mayor; I havo taken occasion to
return, with my objections, certain rcsolu
lions passed at a previous meeting of this
VETO NO. 1.
To llio Hun. tho Oil? Colintll of the City of Cslroi
Gentlemen: I herewith return for
i your further consideration, series of rcso
I Unions marked No. 8, appointing a special
committee for certain purposes, which
seom to bo very clearly defined and sot
forth in snid resolutions. 1 object to that
portion of tho resolutions which autliorlr.es
tho Commlttoo to tuko possession of and
retain any or all of tho books of tho city,
not only for tho purposes specified, but for
any other oxnmlnation thcj'may chooso to
make. Such power Is entirely unwarrant
ed, dangerous nnd subversive lo tho Inter
ests of tho city. After tho Committee has
performed tho duties for which thoy were
appointed, they should be compelled not
only to rcport.'but to return all books and
papers belonging to tho City Clerk's ofllco,
where arty ono interested may go and sco
them. The present resolution would all
thorizo tho Committeo to tnko and rrViiM
nil the books of tho city, now or hcrealter
in tho custody of tho City Clerk, and thus
retard, delay, or put nn entire stop to tho
ordinary business of tho city, as well as
withhold them from thu use of any other
committee, tho council or tho people, who
are interested nnd who may want to con
sult theui. I cannot beliovo that these
wcro vour intentions in passing tho resolu
tions. THOS. "WILSON, Mayor.
Councilman Taylor. I would liko to
know the date of tha passage of tho reso
lution. Tho Clerk. Tho first day of July.
Councilman Taylor. I would suggost
that objections to a resolution must be
mada within 11 vo days of it passage, and
that tho tlmo has expired' In which this
resolution could bo vetoed. Tho Mayor
was prosont when it wnt adopted and had
thcrcforo official notice of Its passage.
Tho Clerk. I did not present It to bim
Councilman Taylor It is too lato to
Interpose a veto, and I therefore movo
that the communication of tho Mayor lay
upon tho table.
Tho Mayor Tho motion should be,
shall tho resolutions bo adopted notwith
standing tho veto of tho Mayor.
Counellmnu Taylor That would havo
been tho proper motion had there leon no
laps,, f time. A resolution or an ordin
ance must bo vetoed within flvo dnys of its
passage, nr It becomes law without tho ap
proval of tho -Mayor.
'1 ho .Mayor The question is : Shall it la v
upon tho tablo?
Tlie question was put, and the vote re
sulted ns follows:
Ayes Artvr, llarclny, Jorgenien,
Meyers, Taylor, llrankle, Carrol, Kleb,
hohr, l.onergan, MoKce, .Mendel, "Wab
dor 1 1.
Noes Fitrgerald I,
MTII.I. ANOlIIKIt WKTO THAT WA IS WAIN.
Tim Mayor then road tho following com
Also returned for the reason that the re
gistration does not apply to sums of moro
than $.; grunting that tlio registration of
city orders I necessary, tlio reasons must
apply with equal force to largo as to Anal I
orders; thero l but an Insignificant ior
tlou of our city Indebtedness in sums of
less tliiin and I full to see thu necessi
ty of embracing only such orders In tho
rcL'lttriltlou. If tho eltv is sutforlnt' from
fraudulent and couuterlelt script, tho dan.
gor mu-t certainly bo us great In tho largo
a In the imull denonilnutlons.
THOS. "WILSON, Mayor.
Councilman Taylor Tho Mayor must
huvo misunderstood tho language of tho
roioltilloii. In terms embruco it orders
on the treasury. I will roud It :
"Any order drawn bv tho City Clerk on
the Treasurer of said city, nny Jurors'
certificates of thu lute Court of Common
rleas of iuldeit v. or unv treasury warrant.
or other evidence of city Indebtedness less
than llvu dollars, except coupons becom
ing due hereafter for tlio payment of inte
rest on thu bonded Indebtedness of tho
it v. unless such order or other evldonco
of indebtcduii.s nbovo specified bu first
registered with snid treasurer."
According to u proper reading, proper
punctuation and a fair construction, this
resolution cover all kinds of city indebted
ntu., uxrept coupons. Every description
iiidelitesluess is tpccillcd.
The Mavor I can't see it In any other
light, but It may bo.
Alderman MoKoo as tho resolution
signed by thu Mayor, ;iro (tint
Tho Mayor I know nothing about
Mayor, jru tern.
Tho Clerk It bus not been.
Tho Mayor Shall thu resolution become
Aldermuu McKeo Mr. Taylor's Inter-
pretutlon ot tlio rosoiiitlon Is correct, and
nvbodv who knows anything about punc
tuation must sco that Ills Honor has fallen
Into mi error concerning it.
Thu Mayor Tho point Is still vory ob
tuse to me.
Councilmuu Taylor. I move that the
communication bo .tabled.
Thu vote resulted
Ayes Arter, Uarelay, Jorgcnsen, Mey-
r, Taylor, llrankle, Carrol, Kleb. Lohr,
honorguti, McKeo, Mendel. Theobold.
Nays Fitzgerald 1.
STILL ANOTIIEIl WKTO IN WAIN.
Tho Mayor then Indulged In tho reading
of unother veto, us follows ;
Koturned for further consideration for
tho reason that tho resolution is unaccom
panied by any report from tho Treaiurer,
or Finance Committeo showing We havo
any means to spuro in tho general Interest
i liiuu, inai can do uppiicu 10 u i "
Hownrd & Co. fund with snfoty ; If wo aro
lo fall short In tho payment of Interest in
i wo probably will, tlio interests of tlio
city would suffer less from tho neglect of
, tho former City Council to provide ado-
' quntcly for thu Fox Howard Sc Co's. In
terest fund, than to allow othor bonds to
go to protest for welch provision has boon
mado. THOS. WILSON, Mayor.
Aldorman McKeo Tho mombon of
the Finance Committeo nro all prosont and
I would liko to hear from thorn.
Councilman Taylor When was this
Tho Clork Yesterday morning.
Councilman Taylor Moro than flvo days
bavlngolapsod between tho adoption of tho
resolution aud tho filing of tho veto, the
resolution became law without the appro
val of tho Mayor, and I therefore move to
lay the communication on tho table.
Tho motion being put, tho veto resulted
In 14 ayes, Hnd 1 no, Alderman Fitzgerald,
faithful among tho faithless found, stood
steadfastly by the Mayor.
INTEHICSTINO TEA TARTY.
Tho Mayor presented and road the fol
lowing veto of resolutions 6 and 7;
Iteturnod for tho reason that I under
stand that a petition was circulated and
extensively endorsed by1 tho citizens ef
Cairo, praying for tbo ro-cstablishmont of
tho Market House, presented to tho City
Council, and by them referred to tho Com.
mitteo on markets. That Committeo has
not as yet reported, and as I beliovo that a
largo majority of tho community aro in
favor of Its ro-cstablishment, ft seems
proper that wo should await final action,
giving tho people a fair and impartial
hoaring beforo resorting to hasty and ar
bitrary measure to do foal their wishes.
TU08. WILSON, Mayor.
Councilman Jorgcnsen Wcro not tho
resolutions signed by tho Mayor, ;iro Urn.1
The Clerk I handed them to tho Mayor
proper, not knowing the action of tho
Mayor pro Urn.
Councilman Taylor Wero they signed
by Mr. Mendel 7
The Clork Yes.
Tho Mayor I understand that a pott
Uon was presonted to this body some tlmo
since, praying for the rc-establishmont of
tho market, and reforred to tho market
Committee, who have not so far, presented
any report on tho subject.
Aid. Mendel It was never referred to
tho market Committeo ; It was given to a
special Committeo ; that committeo ncvor
mot, and consequently never reported.
Tho Mayor Tho chair Is correct.
Aldorman McKoe I understand that
tho Mayor ;ru fern signed tho resolutions
Tho Mayor That may be understood,
but it Is not tho fact.
Aid. Mcndol I signed such resolutions.
Aid. MoKoo I hope tho Clerk will ex
Aid. Jorgcnsen I was Clerk pro Itm
at tho time, and presented to tho Mayor
jiro Itm. resolutions exactly liko those Just
Mayor Where did you get thorn ?
Jorgcnsen i coplod them from Tiik
hvuxxis that night; I thought tho reso
luttons were in tho hands of tho printer.
Thu Mayor Thoy wero copies thun.
Aid. Jorgonscn Yes.
T.T TU 1IUVTX I
Tho Mayor put tho question upon tho
tabling of his veto, and It was flattened
out by a unanimous voto his "Old Guard"
even "going back" on him.
KkTOHl ANII A LULL.
Ill a report submitted to the Finance
Committee, it was stated thnt tho bonds
and scrip cuncellod by M. II. Uurrell, ox-
city Treasurer, woru correct, and had been
destroyed by burning in tlio presence of
the Committeo; ulso tho bonds and scrip
cancelled by Mr. Ilyland woro found to
be correct and wero destroyed. Tho re
port was recoivod and placed on fllo.
Keport of Treasuror Taylor received and
placed on flic.
Monthly statement of same officer, In-
dorsod "corrcot" by Comptroller Ilyland,
recolved and placed on Hie.
KOUOII ANII HEADY I'KTITION.
Upon tho petition of tho Hough-and
Ready Flro Company, tho City Attorney
expressed his opinion that tho city could
not loan Its credit to private Individuals
or corporations; but possossod tho right to
build cngino houses and buy engines. He
tuougui, nowever, mat tr tlio company
wero to secure tuu city by mortgage on tho
building tho credit could bo loaned.
UUT pork ovkr.
Ho thought that Life Insuranco Com pa.
nlcs could bo taxed by tho city. Tho ordl-
i .1 , . . . .
imiieunooui wiiicn inquiry was mauo was
in accordance with tho charter, aud laws of
Councilman Taylor As tho answer bus
bcon madu to Inquiries emanating from
tho Select Council, I movo it bo roforrod
lo that body. Carried.
A communication from Polieo Mugis
trato Ilross was road, stating thnt on ac
count of a press of county business, at.
senco from tlio city, and hot weather, ho
had got behind in writing his report, and
asked for an oxtonslon of tlmo until Mon
day next. Granted,
OVr WITU UI8 UK AD ALMOST.
The report of 'Street CommTsslonor
Ityan then came up.
Councilman Taylor I would ask tho
Clork whether tho report hu bcon mado
out in accordance with tho provisions of
The Clerk I hardly believe that it has
Councilman Taylor Will the Clerk be
good enough to read section 378 of the re
Tho Clerk was kind enough.
Councilman Taylor Will tho Clerk
now be kind enough to read the resolution
passed at the last mooting in regard to the
Supervisor of Streets.
Tho Clerk was good enough.
Councilman Jorgonsen Has tho Su
pervisor furnished tho report required by
tho resolution 7
Councilman Tuylor Has such u report
over been furnished by him?
Tho Clork Nuvcr.
Councilman Tuylor 1 movo ho bo dis
missed from oflleo.
Aldorman Loncrgan I second tho
Alderman Carroll I think this would
bo hasty legislation. There Is a prescribed
form for such n proceeding. If an officer
has been derelict ho should be tried accord
ing to that form and In that way dismissed.
Councilman Taylor Will the Clerk
read ordinance 70.
The ordlnanco was read, nnd provides
that an appointod officer may be removed
by a majority voto of tha Council,
Councilman Taylor It'wlll be seen that
authority Is here glvoa to romotsj an officer
in tho mannor I propose.
Alderman Carroll I must insist that
tho propoiod action Is rather hasty. The
accused should be heard. Did ho willfully
neglect his business 7 Ho hu mado tha
samo kind of a report that has usually
teen mado. I would like to givo him
anothor trial. f
Alderman McKeo I also think tho pro
posed action rather summary. I am In
favor of ctvlnif tho Sunorvlsor another on.
portunjty to report. If ho then refuses to
ao so l sunn voto to dismiss him.
Councilman Taylor Thero Is nouioto
glvo him another trial. This matter wai
callod particularly to his attention. I bc
llovo tho neglflctWas wilful.
Councilman Moyer I wJsh to know the
aato or tlio resolution instructing tho Su
pervisor to report.
The Clork Tho 18th day of July.
Alderman Carroll I beliovo that Mr,
Kyan was at tho tlmo absent from tho city.
Councilman Jorgensen I personally
served tho resolution on him.
Many Voices Where's Ryan ; let him
Councilman Taylor Yoi, let him ox
Supervisor Kyan Tho psper was hand
od to me four day's ago. I took it home
and did not pay much attention to it. I
havo reported as other Street Supervisors
have. The Council can look at my books
They are always ready.
Aldorman McKoe Ilsi Mr. Ryan com
plied with tho ordinance in his report?
That is the question. I understand him to
say wc ilniit go and look at his books. Wo
want to know nothing of his books. If he
wishes us to examine them let him brlasr
Alderman Lohr Ho knows tbo ordln-
ances of tho city, and was once a member
of this body. There is no excuse for him.
Alderman McKeo I move that the re
port bo referred back to tho Supervisor
Ith Instructions to report In accordance
with tbo provisions of the ordinances to
tho next Joint Session..
Alderman Lohr I insist on Col. Tay
Councilman Taylor I am willing to
yield to tho wlshos of tho members, and
theroforo withdraw my motion.
Aldcrmaa McKeos motion was then
put and carried.
James Mcoban lost scrip, and was sent
to the Financo CommitUu to find it.
"AINU OUT WILD nttLLH."
Messrs. Nullls Si Grcoly bought the
wreck of tho burnt steamor Louisiana.
It bad n bell. Tho Rough Jt Jteadles
gobbled it. So tbo petitioners stated.
Thoy wanted tho city to reimburse them
out of any monlos which might bo duo
said company. Responded to by
Aldorman , McJ.ee I move the petit
ion lie referred back to tho petitioners with
tbo information that a police magistrate is
tho person they aro looking for.
A communication was read from Mr.
Gamblo, accoptlng the proportion of tho
city, tendering him the use of machinery,
anu joo a year for a specified number
or years, etc. Communication received
and placed on file.
TIIK WATCH 1!HS TO UK WATuUKII.
A commucicatlon defining duties of
Police Magistrates, In tholr survcllance of
polieo constables was read and referred to
Ordlnanco Committeo with Instruction to
report an ordlnanco embracing Its recom
inundations, and governing tho ease.
An ordlnanco organizing a Fire Depart-
mem was read without further action at
t, . ...
jircaiiiuiu anu resolution was
offered, tho former substan
tially stating that as clerk
llrowu had obstructed tho wlshos of tho
council, as oxprossed by resolution, and
towards mcmnojs in regard to calls for
meetings, and had othorwiso neglected to
perform Ills duties, It was
Iltiohtd. That a commtttna nt i
elected by ballot to investlirata
nuu ruport upon mo expeatency of reduc
ing his salary, by annronrlata oHlnu.
l VP ..-.v,
lo an amount Dronortionata
Alderman Lonergan I move It ba
Alderman Jorgenson Will the clerk
re-road tho resolution,
Tho clerk ro-read it.
Ayos Arter, Barclay, Jorsrenson.
Moyor, Taylor, Carroll, Kleb, Lohr. Lon.
organ, McKoo, Mondol and Theobold 1 J.
Nays llrankle, Fitzgerald, Waldor 8.
The ballot for tbo committee resulted
In the selection of Councilman Taylor,
and Aldorman Lonergan and MoKoe.
THAT LITTLE JOB AOAIK.
Which means tho ordlnanco to reconstruct
tho Firo Department. It proposal to con-
tituto ii Firo Dopartment of the Mayor;
a chief enginoer smd assistant, tho mom
l"Mof tho Firo Committeo, the President
ut tho Firo'Companics, and tho Flro War
dens of oach Ward. This Hoard, or rathoi1
Fire Department to olect one of its mem
bers chief enginoer and an assistant at
3 -per year. And thero's tbo rub; tho
milk In tho cocoa-nut Is tho - 'dol
lars" a year. How would a President of
n sTiro Company (we have you in
ourmind's eye, "my boy," do for an as
sistant chief, at, say in round1 figures, $500 a
year? eh? and a chief (oh, breathe not his
name,) the mere triflo of a thousand. That
the Council should be so lost to a senso of
Its duty so uttorly incapable of practically
appreciating tho heroism and unflinching
courage of the man In our "mind's eye'' is
shocking and not to be endured.
Tho motion to lay on the table was re
jected. Alderman McKoe I am awaro that the
ordinance proposed is imperfect In some
respects ; hut we should organize a Flro
department, .Underfco.lawspf the State,
no municipal body can collect taxes from
insurance companies without an organized
Tire Department. They should be made
to contribute to tho support of the Fire
Department. I, therefore, move to rofer It
to the Ordinance Committee, with Instruc
tions to report an ordinance on tho subject
Seconded, put and carried
A SIAMtrr UOL'SSi ANU CITY II ALL.
Tho expediency of the salo of the pumps
and steam machinery, on Tenth street was
referred to tbo Drainagu Committee, with
Instructions to roport at tho next Joint
session, on tho proceeds of such salo, if
mado, toward tbo erection of a market
houso and city hall.
THAT ASSKSSUIVT OOK.
Tho Clork I havo the assessment book
of City Assessor Ilyland, which I dosiro to
lay before the Council.
Alderman Mch.ec 1 move that the
book be referred to the Financo Committee
with instructions to report to the Hoard of
Aldermen and Select Council.
Councilman Barclay To report what ?
Alderman Carroll This Is all wrong
The book should, as In former years, be
referred to a Board of Kqaaliaation, or
Committee on Appeals, to bear complaints
The motion to refer to the Finance Cora-
alttce vh defeated.
Alderman Carroll X move that a. com
mittee (to be appointed by the Mayor) be
appointed to exaasine the assessment book
and listen to appeal for ten days.
Aldermaa XeKee I move that the
committee bo Instructed to glvo Ave days'
notice to the public that appeals from the
assessment list will be heard.
The Mayor Tkds it an Important com
mitteo. It will consume much of the time
of the members, and I would like lo have
until to-morrow to name the eommlttee.
Alderman Carroll. The' Committee
should be appointed Bow.
Alderman Loners; an Before the com
mittee Is appointed, I would like to ask
whsther the assessments have all been
rhe Mayor I cannot answer that aues
Assessor Ilyland I did not understand
Alderman Lonergan Havo tho assess
ments all been made?
Assmor Ilyland I don't believe I
would bo fool enough to brine in my book
if thoy had not been mado.
The Mayor then appointed a committee
which refused to serve, when further time
was given to Ills Honor to select a com
mittee that would serve.
Tho Mayor I nominate James Meahan
as City Teamster.
The nomination was conlrmed by a vote
of 12 ayes; 3 noee.
The Mayor I nominate Michael Dris-
coll asalaboror on the streets.
Th Council refuted fo confirm bv a vote
of noes U; ayes 4,
The Mayor I nominate John Connelly
as a laborer on the streets.
Not confirmed. Noes 11 ; afes .
The Mayor I nominate Joelleanahan
as a laborer on tho streets.
Rejected. Noes, 11; aye 4.
Councilman Taylor I move the Council
And It adjourned.
Democratic Mass Coxvehtiox. Tho
Democrats of tho county met in conven
tion at tho court-house, and organited,
upon motion of Mr. C. Winston, chairman
of tho county convention, by calling the
venerable Uol. Jas. Hackor to the chair.
ana appointing Mr. John M. Oberlv
oecreiary. On taking tho chair, Colonel
Hacker mado a very forcible soeech. which
wo shall endeavor to lav beforo our reader
on Monday next.
Mr. Winston moved that a committee of
flvo be appointed to solect delegates to tho
Congressional and Senatorial Coventlons,
to most at Metropolis. Thursday. August
The chair appointed ns suofc committee,
Hour. Allan, Thorntoss, Herman, Green
ley and Hyland.
Alter recess,1 the eommlttee appeared
nnd reported a the delegates nnd alter
nates to tho Senatorial Convention, tha
Herman Able M. D. Guater;
James Mulcahav. Wm. B. llrun
John II. Mulkey Joseph Mendel,
JohnHowley, Patrick Burst,
John Ilyland, jf, Bros,
wm. J. Allan.
COXunsWMOHAI, ALTXUrATM. "
Wm. Martin n P. T.ron t
Jas. Ryan; Jas. Carroll;
Mile rarksr : N. A. Devore :
J. 11. Taylor; Chin. Thrupp;
Thomas Wilson, 0. Greenly,
W. W. Thornton, Louis llorf.erl,
John 11- Oborly, All. Susuuku,
Jas. S.Swnyne, Win. Mellale,
Patrick Roilly, ,I.(J. Hurmnn,
Sam. P. Wheeler.
F. Theobold; John Sackburger;
Isaac Waldor; P. W. llarclny;
Wm. Htratton; Scott White;
Joseph MoKenzic; Decatur Athertoti;
Anthony Holmes; Alexander Farrell.
Judge Allen then o He rod tho following
resolution, which was adopted by a r!lng
voto, ovory Democrat in the room rising to
his feet, and greeting the resolution with
Httotml,Tll Hie iloletati'S lolli Conitn.limil
Convention b lustriieleil to cut tin rule uf.Un
kO'lrr count r as a unit for Hon, John M.Crrbs us
our first clioie lor Congress.
The delegations wore then authorized,
in the event of a vacancy on either, to cast
the full voto of tho county, and wero in
structed to vote as a Unit, when, on motion,
tho convention adjourned.
Cleahi.hu Away. Tho colored folks
aro clearing tho grounds under tho locust
treos near the Christian Church In readi
ness for their celebration of Emancipation
Day in tho West Indies, on Monday next.
Lucky, A boy was looking for old Iron
down by tho margin of the river opposite
Tenth street, yestorday, and while
scraping In tho mud scraped tip a valuable
gold watcb and chain. Whose?
Now Is tho tlmo to securo the most
desirable rooms at tho St. Charles at low
figures. During July, August nnd Sep
tember, a large deduction from regular
rates will bo made. A few more day
boarders can bo accommodated at the old
rate, Tho coolest and most spacious din
ing room in tbo city. jy7dlm
i Tun HAMrioxsiiir. Wo aro iiotglvrn
to boasting, but wo havo an abiding faith
; in the skill of our Delta Club boys, which
leads us to predict that they will carry 0'
the baso ball championship of Southern
Illinois at Mound City next Wednesday.
Cairo, modest, as she is, cannot be eclipsed,
and she must have the champion base ball
Tiik F. B. S. A. Tills society has
chartered a steamer, for a moonlight ex
cursion, and will leave tho city Monday
evening for Cape Glrardtao, where
grounds havo been solccted and every
preparation mado necessary to iniuro
genuine pleasure. Tho wbito and colored
friends of tho society are cordially In
vited to attend. Tickets, tho round trip,
fl 00. U
II asb Ball Match. Tho young gentle
men of the Delta Baso Ball CItib have
completed all tholr arrangement for thr
match game to be played at Mound City,
on Wednesday next. They have chartered
the tug Montauk and a barge, and propose
to make the excursion n pleasant one for
Gurcitltens. Tho ladies and gentlemen
of the city aro all invited ; and, as ii matter
of course, all the lovers of the national
game will bo in attendance.
Attempt ei Suicide. A few days go
a woman living on Sixth street, attempted
to commit sulcidn, by stabbing herself with
tbo pointed blado or a pair of scluors. She
Is now nut of danger, but tbo wound she
inflicted upon herself was dangerous. The
homo of the Jealous lady Is near an assic'
nation houso which her husband would
persist' in visiting. Rho protested with her
unfaithful lord but ho persisted in his evil
practice ; and, Anally, she laid desperate
hands upon herself. Greatly to thu hui
band's disappointment the wound did not
Th M. y. C We surrender most of our
spare to a report of tho mectine of the
Council, held last nieht. It Is racv read-
ing. We havo no theatre, but tho city
imbroglio furnishes moro food for laughter
than could the rapid moiithiiigs of bad
actors in stale farces. The light comedy
(It is so refined) of tho Mayor vs. Tho
Council," Is now running with great ttht,
and thoso of our citizens who can enjoy
dolicato wit, humor not broad but mirth
provoking, and dashes of tragedy flerco a
brief, should not be absent from tho
council chamber on tbo nights when these
performances are given. His Honor, the
Mayor, In the character of tho Much Used
Up Man, is excellent.
The Mininv CowrANv. Mr. D. S.
Green, now at tho Commercial Hotel in
this city, has opened books for subscription
to tho Young Men's Gold Mining Com
jinny, of Gilpin county, Colorado. In this
project our citlr.ons may entor with an as
suranco that Mr. Greon is a responsible
gentleman, and an experienced miner;
and also with tho certainty that tho mines
ho represents aro rich In the precious ore,
and will return a largo dividend upon what
ever capital may be Invested In working
thorn. On Monday wo shall publish such
ovldonco of tho truth, of what we. say as
will satisfy evon the most skeptical. In
tbo meantime, wo hopo our cltlxens, who
aro interested In such nutters, and wboVro, t
seeking profitable investment, may coll
upon Mr, Groen and obtain from him tha
particulars of his projected enterprise
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Perhaps It is not generally known that
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pork worm, was first discovered in Amer
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as tho Craic Mlcroinonn. costintr onlv
2,76, after repeated failures to. discover
the worm with an imported microscope,
costing $56, "of feebler power and lea re
liable"' This fact Dr. Kendall sUnds
ready to prove at any time. The "Craig"
Microscopo in neat box with full direction
is mailed anywhere for 13,76, by It. II
Boss, 813 Locust St., St. Louis, Mo.
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