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OFFICIAL.
Proceeuiugs of Ilie Common Council.
Adjourned Meeting.
Saint Paul, June 12. 1883.
President Allen in the chair.
Present: Aid. Dowlan, O'Connor, Robert,
Fischer, Otis, Cornish, Johnson, Van
Slyke, Starkey, St. Peter. Mr. President—
11.
The President announced the followine
as the standing committees for I^B3 and
viz:
Ways and Means— Aid. Smith, Dowlan and
Van jslyke.
Claims and Accounts — Aid. Cornish, Fischer,
O'Connor, St. Peter, Smith, Van Slyke.
Fir;' Department — Aid. Otis, Cornish, Van
Slyke, Dowlan, St . P*t<-r, Kobert.
Streets, Sewers and Bridges— Aid. Johnson,
Otis, Dowlan, Starkey, St. Peter, Robert.
T.ixes— Aid. St. Peter. Van Slyke and Smith.
Printing — Aid. Dowlan, Smith, Robert
Police — Aid. Fischer, Cornish, Robert, Star
key, President of the Council. M I I
License — Aid. Dowlan. Smith and Otis .
Public Buildings, City Property and Markets —
AM. Starkey, Otia, O'Connor.
Ordinances and Public Accounts — Aid. Corn
is!:, Otis and Fischer.
Gas and Water — Aid. O'Connor, Otis, -Van
Slyke.
Park* — Aid. Van Slyke, Johnson, Dowlan,
O'Connor.
Workhouse — Aid. Rol>3rt, O'Connor, Johnson.
;5,;u-d of Health— Hen ry P. Hoyt, Health
:W. A. Borneo, City Engineer: Aid.
»y, O'Connor, St. Peter and Cornish.
A->pro%*ed.
00ICMTTHI0ATI0H8.
From his honor the Mayor — Appoint
ments, etc. —
To the Honorable, the President and Coin-
mon Council of the City of St. Paul :
I have the honor to report that Charles
Weber has tendered to me his resignation
.15 Chief of Police of the City of St. Paul,
and that I have accepted said resignation;
also, that I have appointed Captain John
Clark Chief of Police, vice Weber resigned,
and that Officer John B. Bresett has been
promoted to the position of Captain of
the Police, vice John Clark, promoted, and
1 respectfully ask your honorable body to
approve snid appointments.
Respectfully,
C. D. O'Brien,
Major of St. Paul,
Accepted and appointments apDroved.
Yeas— ll.
From Harry Jarvis and others —
For amendment of Market Ordinance,
etc.
Committee on Markets.
From Thos. Pigitt and others-
For amendment of Ma; . I [nance,
etc.
Committee on Market?.
From E. H. Schiick and others —
Asking that a fire alarm box be placed
in the district bounded by Oak, Exchange,
Fifth and Tenth streets.
Committee on Fire Department.
From H. A. Kollam and others —
Por the grading of Hudson avenue, etc.
Board of Public Works with order.
From Wm . Dawson and others —
For the partial grading of Hall avenue.
Board of Public Works with order
From Karl Simmon and others —
Asking that all the proceedings taucn in
reference to the opening, etc., of St. An
thony avenue be reconsidered and that
proceedings relating thereto b9 discon
tinued.
Committee ou Streets and Board
of Public Works requested to defer fur
ther action relative to said improvement
until further notice.
From Edwin S. Bock and others —
For the grading of Canada and Valley
streets.
Committee on Streets. .
From B. F. Sherman and others —
Asking that the grada of Wabashaw
street from Bin:? to Rice streets bo estab
lished in accordance with profile attached
to petition.
Committee on Streets.
From T. L. Mahan and others —
For the spriii'.-.li!]^ of Fifth street be
tween Seventh and Washington street.
Board of Public Work- with o- I
From P. H. Kelley—
. ial bond p.s Water Commissioner in
10 with Michael Doran and
Henry P. UphJam as sureties.
Approved by the following vota.
Yeas — Aid. Dowlan, O'Connor, Robert,
Fischer, Otis, Cornish Smith, Johnson, Van
Slyke, Starkey, St. Peter. Mr. President—
ll"
From Theodore Sander and oth > -
For the sprinkling of Broads 13 and
Mississippi streets, b'-t.vr.. Lfth aud
Nash street?.
Board of Public Work* with order.
From D. H. Davis and others —
For the construction of a sidewalk on St.
Paul street, etc.
Board of Public Works with order.
From Wm. A. Spencer and others —
For electric lights for Irvine Park.
Granted. (See Resolution.)
From G. T. Smith-
Relative to Market Stall .No. 14.
Committee on Markets.
From Gee. W. Freeman and others —
For permission to U6e Market Hall on
the morning of July 4, 1883.
Granted. (See Resolution.)
From Patrick O'Regan —
Official bond as "Market Master,'' in the
sum of $1,000 with Jame= King and Wm.
Delaney as sureties.
Committee on Ways and Means.
From J. H. Metcaif and other —
Asking that the license granted dealer?
of fruit, etc., on street corner 3be revoked
and that no further licence be granted to
such dealers.
Committee or. License and Aid. Starkey.
From 11. C. Burbank. guardian, and oth
ers —
For the opening ani grading of Sturgis
street.
Comrnitte on Streets.
From Henry J. Peters and others —
For fire protection for Sisti WB cL
Committee on Tire Department.
From Wm. McCain and others —
For sprinkling Market street between
Fourth and Fifth streets.
Committee on Streets.
From A, Pugh —
For permission to put roof on coa! bins
situated on block 61, Kittson".-; addition.
Committee on Fire Department.
From John Carlen and others- -
For the grading of Bedford street be
tween Minnehaha and North streets.
Board of Public Works with order.
BEPOBTS ©F CITY OFFICEBS.
Of City Engineer— A. Wolff, and others,
petition —
The Engineer recommends that that
portion of Seventh street be macadamized
to a width of 40 feet, and that when so done
the street car tracks be placed in the
center of the street.
Committee on streets.
Of Market Master-
Report for month of May,
1883, showing the Market collections
for said month to be $158.00 accompanied
by the Treasurer's receipt for said amount.
Committee on Public accounts.
liEPOBT OF BOABD OF PUBLIC WOBKS.
Pay roll —
The Board submit, approved by them,the
Inspectors' pay roll for month of May,lßß3,
amounting to $60.00.
Allowed and ordered paid by the follow
ing vote:
Yeas — Aid. Dowlan, O'Connor, Robert,
Fischer, Otis, Cornish. Johnson, Van
Slyke. Starkey, St. Peter, Mr. Presi
dent-11.
Also,
Estimates and Claims —
The board submit, approv-
Ed by t\ em, the following Es
timates and Claim?, viz:
Estimate No. 4 and final, Claghorn street
grading, James Carr, contractor. $2,105.00
J. E. Nortor, $G.CO, K. P. Cullen $9,00
C. L. Horst, $1,25.
Committee on Claims.
Also.
Wallace Street Grading —
To the Common Council of the City of St.
Paul:
The Board of Public Works have had under
consideration the resolution or order of the
Common Council, approved April 19th,
1883, relative to the grading of Wallace
street, from Maple avenue to Earl street,
and having investigated the proposed
improvement, respectfully report that said
improvement is necessary and proper;
that the estimated expense thereof is
$5,600; one-half of which need not be paid
into the City Treasury before the contract
is let; that real estate to be as
sessed therefor can be found benefited to
the extent of the damages, costs and ex
penses necessary to be incurred thereby;
that said improvement is not asked for by
a petition of a majority of the owners of
property to be assessed therefor, but we
herewith send a plan or profile of said im
provement, and an order for your adop
tion, if you desire us to make the improve
ment. Yeas, 5; nays, 0.
John C. Tebby, President pro tern.
R. L. Gobman, Clerk Board of Public Works.
June 8, 1883.
Adopted. (See order to Board of Pub
lic Works).
Also,
Garfitld Street Grading —
To the Common Council of the City of
Saint Paul:
The Board of Public Works have had
under consideration the resolution or order
of the Common Council approved April 19,
18S3, relative to the grading of Garfield
street from Goodrich street to Ram
sey street, and having investigated tne
proposed improvement, respectfully re
port that said improvement is nese3sary
and proper, that the estimated expense
thereof is $4,400, one- half of which need
not be paid into the City Treasury before
the contract is let; that real estate to be as
sessed therefor can be foui;d benefited to
the extent of the damages, costs and ex
penses necessary to bo incurred thereby,
that said improvement is not aeked for by
a petition of a majority of the owners of
property to be assessed therefor, but we
herewith send a plan or profile of said
improvement, and an order for your
f.doption, if you desire us to make the
improvement. Yeas, 5; nays, o.
John C. Tebby, President pro tern.
R. L. Gobuan. Clerk Board of Public Works.
June 8, 1883.
Adopted. (See order to Board of Public
Works.)
Also,
Contract Awarded —
The Board report that they have award
ed Daniel Mullen, Jr . , the contract for
constructing a sewer on College avenue,
from a point about 250 feet east of Rice
street to St. Peter street, he being the only
bidder and being deemed responsible and
reliable, and his bid reasonable; amount of
bid $I^BB9, bond in the sum of $290,
with Daniel Mullen and Wm. Dawson as
sureties.
Award approved by the following vote:
Yeas — Aid. Dowlan, O'Connor, Robert,
Fischer, Otis, Cornish, Johnson, Van
Slyke, Starkey, St. Peter, Mr. President
—11.
Also,
Contract Awarded —
The Board report that they have award
ed Daniel Mullen, Jr., the contract for con
structing a sewer on College avenue, from
St. Peter to Wabashaw streets, he being
the only bidder and being reliable and re
sponsiblo, and his bid reasonable; amount
of bid $715, bond in the sum of $150, with
Daniel Mullen and Wm. Dawson as
sureties.
The award approved by the following
vote:
Yeas— Aid. Dowlau, O'Connor, Robert,
Fischer, Ot:?, Cornish, Johnson, Van
Slyke, Starkey, St. Peter, Mr. President
—11.
Also,
Contract Awarded —
The Board report that they have award
ed J. D. Moran the contract for grading
Beach street from Seventh to Earl streets,
he bieng the lowest reliable and responsi
ble bidder i therefor, amount of bid
$4,495, bond in the sura of $1,000 with
Patrick H. Thornton and Patrick Egan as
sureties.
Award approved by the following vote:
Yeas — Aid. Dowlan, O'Connor, Robert,
Fischer, Otis, Cornish, Johnson,
Van Slyke, Starkey, St. Peter, Mr. Presi
dent—ll.
Also,
Contract Awarded —
The Board report that they have award
ed F. Beyer the contract for grading
Sixth street from College avenue to Oak
street, he being the lowest reliable and
responsible bidder therefor, amount of
| bid 51,433, bond in the sum of $300 with
Michael Lux and Lorenz Mitsch as sure
ties.
Award approved by the following vote:
Yeas — Aid. Dowlan, O'Connor, Robert
Fischer, Otis, Cornish, Johnson, Van
Slyke, Starkey, St. Peter, Mr. President
—11.
Also,
Contract Awarded —
The Board report that they have award
ed John Gehrke the contract
for sprinkling Rice street from
Iglehart street to College avenue,
he being the lowest reliable and respon
sible bidder thtrafor, amount of bid
$221.25, bond in the sum of $100 with
Aug. Gundiaeh and Albert Gerber aa sure
ties.
Award approved by the following vote:
Yeas — Aid. Dowlan, O'Coanor, Robert,
Fischer. Otis, Cornish, Johnson, Van
Slyke. Starkey, St. Peter, Mr. President—
11.
Also,
Canada Street Grading —
The Board report adversa to the grad
ing o£ Canada street from Ninth to Pearl
street.
Adopted.
Also,
Mendota Street Grading —
The Board report adverse to the grading
of Mendota street from right of way of
Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Omaha
railway to Seventh street, until a grade is
established on said street.
Accepted — grade established on said
street. (See resolution.)
Also,
Sidewalks —
The Board return several sidewalk ord
ers for more definite d escription.
Referred to Aldermen of the precincts.
BEPOBT OF BOABD OF *IBE COMMISSIONERS.
Street Crossings —
The Board calls the attention of the
Common Council to the dangerous con
dition of various street crossings.
BOAED OF FIBE COMMISSIONEBS. )
St. Paul, June 12, 1883.
To the City Council.
Gentlemen : Your attention is respect
fully called to the present very, and extra
ordinarily bad condition of many of the
street crossings over which the fire depart
ment apparatus should necessarily pass in
getting to fires in the shortest possible
time.
Notably among them and n the busi
ness part of the city a per-n-.al inspec
tion shows the following crossings to be
utterly impassable and the buildings
fronting on the streets named to be al
ihest. fa cjl daily hl<w%, Friday morning, JUi\b 15 i»i3.
most ina2eessible to said fire apparatus,
to wit:
On Seventh street, from Jackson and
Seventh west to Fourth and Seventh
streets, a distance of nine blocks or
squares.
Oa Wabashaw street, from Sixth to
Eleventh streets, distance of five squares.
On Jackson street, from Sixth to Ninth
streets, a distance of three squares.
On Sibley street, from Fourth to Seventh
streets, distance three squares.
Making a total of forty blocks of busi
ness property made almost inaccessible
by the condition of the said crossings.
Many of the hydrants are also rendered
inaccessible, completely, or in part, by the
manner in which contractors and others
leave earth, stone, and lumber, causing in
many cases unnecessary delay in procur-
ing water supply.
QThe unguarded and unsignaled condi
tion of the dangerous crossings especially
at night is very liable to result in great
damage to the fire apparatus of the city
and personal danger of injury to the fire
men.
The principal standing order of the fire
department is, "that the apparatus
and men shall get to a fire by the shortest
route, and in the shortest possible time
that the horses of the department can
make."
This board is fully aware of, and highly
commend the attention given by the chief
of police, and the officers and patrolmen
of the police department to prevent these
obstructions, but which in most cases and
in the worst cases they are unable to pre
vent.
After streets are paved many of the
crossings are left, or very soon become
dangerous to the passage of steamers and
trucks by the manner in which the
"guard curb" is allowed
to remain unprotected by some
solid hard material, which will not give way
in wet weather, thns allowing the "guard
curb" to become a first class obstruction to
the fire apparatus when driven at full
speed across the paved streets.
Believing as v.c do that every alternate
street should be kept, and remain in a pass
able condition by contractors or others at
work on the streets, and that it is entirely
unnecessary that they should be otherwise
under any circumstances,
The large area of property which is now
exposed by the causes herein given, is the
reason that we call the special attention of
your honorable body to the condition of
affairs, and to the end that you will take
such action as you deem best to restore at
least pome of the crossings to a safe condi
tion for the running of the fire apparatus.
Respectfully submitted, F . R. Delano,
President Board of Fire Commissioners.
Board of Public Works.
BEPOBT OF BOABD OF WATF.U COMMISSIONEBS.
Semi-Annual Report —
The Board submit the following semi
annual report of their secretary.
TRIAL BALANCE JUNE 1, 1883.
bo.\el> of water commissioners.
Folio Account. Dr. Cb.
2 St. Paul Water
Works $510,000 03
1 Bond account.. $510,000 CO
6 General water
receipts 35,225 G4
20 Miscellaneous re
ceipts 602,271
26 Connection 567 39
36 Extension 24,655 79
46 General mainte
nance 5,165 75
52 Repair 727 27
53 Meter 498 82
60 Cons'ction (new
supply)...... 5,252 51
66 Interest 20,95!) 52
70 First Nat. Bank 49 82
76 Goo. Beds, City
Treas 90.800 00
73 Warrants drawn. 87,610 34
82 Shutting off and
t'lrniug on wa
ter 19 00
03 Bills pay ble 20,0C0 00
Cash on hand 239 S2
£038,907 69 1 658,307 69
BONDED DEBT, JUNE 1, 1883.
City bonds dated June 1, 1882, 4 per
cent*, 30 years interest, duo Dec. 1
and June 1 $350,000 00
Water company's bonds (assumed
by city) 8 per cents, due Jan. 10,
1889, int. doe July 10 and Jan. 10 160,000 00
Total... $510,000,00
FLOATING DEBT.
Note dated May 12, payable in 90
days, interest 8* per cent $13,000 00
Note dated May 24, payable ia 93
days, interest S per cent 7,000 00
Total $20,000 00
The following statement shows amount
due the Water Board from the city of St.
Paul June 1, 1883:
Aug. 10,18S2 for repairing water pipe
on Layfayette avenue, caused by
sewer contractor $12 56
Aug. 29, 1882, for repairing gate box
on East Seventh street, caused by
pavement contractor 5 25
5ep.6,1882,f or repairing water pipe on
Westminster street, caused by sew
er contractor 1 75
Not. 10,1882,f0r relaying 16-inch pipe
on Lafayette avenue 4,677 97
Dec. 13, 1882, feu; water for cleaning
Fifth ward sewers for contractor,
guaranteed by city engineer 170 00
March 28, 1883, for repairing water
pipe on Robert and Eighth street
caused by sewer contractor 38 62
April 28, 1883, for raising and re
laying Fourteenth street main
caused by change of grade 200 00
Apr.28,1883,f or changing hydrants on
Seventh street caused by change of
width of sidewalk . .' 261 85
May 4, 1883, for changing hydrants
on Wabashaw street caused by
change of width of sidewalk 169 62
May 31, 1883, for water for public
purposes for 6 months ending May
31.1883 i 5,910 50
Total / $11,448 12
Statement showing amount paid the City Treas
urer and "warrants drawn against the same
from Dec. 1, 1882, to June 1, 1333:
1882.
Dec. 1 Balance in City
Treasury. .. §162 35
Dec. 1 Ca5h....." $1,500 00
Dec. 7 Cash 1,000 00—2,500 00
1883 .
Jan. 4 Cash 7,000 00
Jan. 10 M 10,000 00—17.000 00
Feb. 6 " 4,000 00
Feb. 14 :." 7,000 00— ll,0CO 00
March 2 ' : 1,000 00
March 6 " 1.500 00—2,500 00
April 12 " 3,000 00
April 19 " 1,20000
April 21 " 8,800 00—8,000 CO
May 7 " 2,50000
May 12 " 13,000 00
May 24 " 7,000 00
May 81 " 1,200 00—23,700 00
$64,862 35
1882. WARRANTS DRAWN.
Dec. 1 Warrant «o. 94 $1,293 62
Dec. 7 Warrant No. 95
to 119 inch. . 744 80
1883.
Jan. 4 Warrant N0.12C
to 121 mcl.. . 7,887 39
Jan. 12 Warrant No. 122
to 149 mcl.. . 8,661 25
Feb. 2 Warrant No.lso 1,114 92
Feb. 7 Warrant No. 151
to 175 iacl. . . 820 99
Feb. 14 Warrant N0.176
to 177 & 178. 10,336 83
March 2 Warrant N0.179 1,182 33
March 6 Warrant No. 180
t0 205 mcl.. 824 86
April 14 Warrant N0.206
to 240 inc1... 4.350 05
April 17 Warrant Ne.24L 580 44
May 2 Warrant N0.2 1,677 48
May 5 Warrant N0.243
to 280 mcl.. . 6,454 37
May 12 Warrant No. 283 2,125 00
May 15 Warrant N0.281 7,140 0d
May 24 Warrant N0.282 7,008 75-$61,702 73
Balance ia City Treasury $3,159 62
EOABD OF WATEB COMMISSIONEB3. ' J
Receipts and disbursements for six months
ending June 1, 1888:
beceipts. > ,
Dec. 1, 1882, To balance. . £1,604 14
General water receipts — j
semi-annual §19,713 98 30,256 7G j
General water receipts —
metered 10,542 78
Miscellaneous receipts —
builders 489 55 3,454 09
Miscellaneous receipts —
water carts 352 67
Miscellaneous receipts —
cleaning sewers, etc..!. 120 63
Miscellaneous receipts —
filling cisterns 2,020 66
Miscellaneous receipts —
street spnnkling 470 i 6
Connections — putting in
services 2,148 23
Repair 43 (jg
Shutting off and turning
on water 15 0 •
Extension 634 66
Bills payable 27,000 00
$65,152 03
DISBUBSE3IEIfTS .
General maintenance — sal
aries $1,750 00 $3,464 02
General maintenance — sta
tionery and printing 290 01
General maintenance—mis
cellaneous 248 85
General maintenance—la
bor 980 43
General maintenance — ma
terial 24 35
General maintenance — sta
ble, feed 87 93
General maintenance — sta
ble, repairs 82 45
Connections— Labor $1,605 52 $2,623 47
Lead pipe.. 603 61
Brass goods
aud stop boxes 348 24
Connections — Tools and
miscellaneous 72 10
Repairs — hydrants
—labor." $224 CO $233 15 $711 74
Repairs — hydrants
— material 15 15
Repairs — valves —
labor $9 00 $19 U6
Hepai rs — valves —
'material 10 Co
Repairs — mains —
labor $449 63 $453 53
Repairs — mains —
material 3 90
Meters — frei s ht and me
ters $187 27
Extensions— pipe and spe
cial castings !. .$4,453 32 $13,032 75
Extensions— labor 4,42S 45
Tools and re
pairs of same 474 19
Extensions — advertising.. 15 90
" Fire hydrante 1,820 00
' ; Valves 833 90
Lead and
hemp packing 309 14
Extensions — lumber 13 98
" Miscellaneous 733 86
Construction account (new
supply I— engineering and
right of way $950 08 $3,685 71
Pay roll engin
eers $170 95
Buildings, etc.. 2,125 00
Miscellaneous.. 439 68 $2,735 03
Interest $13,941 77
Bills Pfcyabfe 24,000 00
Balance, as followE —
Geo. Reis ) $3,159 6G $3,449 SO
In bank [ 49 82
On hand ) 239 82
$65,152 03
Accepted.
Water Main on Edgerton street —
The Board submit a communication of
their engineer relative thereto.
Board of Public Works. '
BEPOBTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES .
Of Committee on Public Buildings — Citr
Hall Clock—
Committee submit a proposition
from Frohme & Mansfield offer
ing to put said clock in repair for
the sum of $75, and recomrne-nd that it
be accepted.
Adopted — Yeas — 11
To tho Hon. the President and Common
Council of the City of St. Paul:
Gentlemen: The Committee on Police,
to whom was delegated the authority, to
purchase a patrol wagon and team, re
spectfully report, that they have contract
ed for a patrol wagon, but as it will not be
ready for delivery before the 15th day of
October, next, and as the Police Depart
ment require a wagon at once,
your Committee ask authority to purchase
or hire, a wagon for use until the patrol
wagon will be ready for delivery, which as
your Committee believe can be done with
out a very great cost. If this authority is
given your Committee will without delay
secure a wagon and purchase a team, so
th;it the Police force can have the benefit
of a patrol wagon without further delay,
and without it the Police cannot da that
efficient service, that the public expect of
them. Louis Fischeb, Chairman.
Adopted by the following vote:
Yeas — Aid. Dowlan, O'Connor, Robert,
Fischer, Otis, Cornish, Johnson, Van
Slyke, Starkey, St. Peter. Mr. President
—11. v
Of Committe on License — Transfers —
To the President and Members of the
Common Council of the City of St. Paul:
The undersigned to whom was referred
the several applications for transfer of
license, viz: Liquor license No. 169 from
Carl Schultz to Henry Wenkel. Liquor
license No. 280 from Wm. Hickey to D. H.
Hickey. Liquor license No. 333 from
Michael Wondra to Daniel Ceska. Liquor
license No. 141 from Wm. Esch to Jacob
Heck. Liquor license No. L' 3 and pool
table license No. 48 for game number from
John Larson to John Peterson. Liquor
license No. 7G from Louis Wenks to Fritz
Lehman. Liquor license No. 328 from
Jacob Pogrebad to Summerfield & Casey.
Liquor license No. 34't from Wm. O'Con
nor to Wm. Gibbons. Liquor license No.
71 from A. W. Sonner to Sonner & Nuten.
Liquor license No. 2 ( J'J from Carl Lehman
to Quest & Nelson. Liquor license No. 3GI
from Geo. F. Lyons No. I) Robert street to
same party No. 254 Fort street. Liquor
license No. 254 from D. Aberle No. 362
John street to same party Nos. 409 and
411 Sibley street. Liquor license No. 262
from P. C. Tracy No. 230 Acker street to
817 Mississippi street to same party.
Each and all be and the same are hereby
ordered transfered as asked for.
John Dowlan.
Chairman Csmmittee on License.
Adopted.
Of Committee on Parkg — Claims —
Committee submit approved by them,
claim of Patrick Carran for sodding Irvine
Park, 1182 square yards at|9 cents per
square yard, $106.38, and claim of H. P.
Ragg, $39.00.
Allowed and referred to Comptroller by
the following vote:
Yeas— Aid. Dowlan, O'Connor, Robert,
Fischer, Otis, Cornish.Johnson, Van Slyke,
Starkey, St. Peter, Mr. President- -11.
MISCELLANEOUS.
Claims presented —
Beck & Rank, $32.37; Walker, Judd <fc
Veazie, $4.82; S. Briedert, $9.05; Michael
Lallier, $118.00; St. Paul Wire Works,
$40.39; Wm. O'Keefe. $20.55; Ranney &
Hodgman, 75 cents: Peter Reynolds, f8.00:
St. Paul Gas Light Co., $1121.20; Johnston
& Mahoney, §143.33; James M. Cooley,
$31.00: St. Paul Electric Light and Power
Co., §6.00; Justus Kahlert, $1.25; Smith &
Freeman, $9.80; Kenney & Hudner,
$127.54; P. F. Fitzgibbon, $46.00; The ]
Wanderer, $4.75; A. S. Hall, $176.
Committee on Claims, with exception of
claim of A. S. Hall, which was allowed,and I
referred to Comptroller by the following
vote:
Y3as— Aid. Dowlan, O'Connor, Robert,
Fischer, Otis, Cornish, Johnson, Van Slyke,
Starkey, St. Peter, Mr. President — 11.
By Aid Van Slyke—
An order in reference to the rights of
the City in control of its streets, etc.
Committee on Ordinances.
An order was read instructing an order
to be drawn in favor of A. M. Lawton.
Committee on Claims.
By Aid. Starkey—
An order for an oil lamp to be placed
on the corner of Sixth and Hope streets.
Committee on Gas.
By Aid. Starkey—
An order for an oil lamp to be placed
on corner of University avenue afrid Rice
street.
Committee on Gas.
By Aid. Van Slyke—
An order in regard to market ordi
nance.
Committee on Ordinances.
By Aid. Van Slyke—
An order for twenty-five settees for Ir
vine Park.
Aids. Dowlan, Robert, Otis, Johnson, Van
Slyke and St. Peter.
Resolutions.
Whebeas, A majority of the owners of
property along the line of Francis street,
from Terry street to English street, and
on Dawson street from Earl street to Eng
lish street, and on Margaret street from
Earl street to Fnglish street, and
also on Frank street from
Francis street to Minnehaha street, in the
city of St. Paal, have petitioned the Com
mon Council of said city of St. Paul, to
vacate the said Francis street, Dawson
street, Margaret street and Frank street,
and each of them, between the streets
above named and stated, which petition
duly set forth the facts and reasons for
such vacation, and was duly accompanied
by a plat thereof as proposed to be vacat
ed, and was duly verified by the oath of 1
two of the petitioners, and which petition
on the order of the Common Council, was
duly filed of record with the City Clerk of
said city, on the 20th day of February,
188S; and
Whebeas, Due notice by publication in
the official paper of said city for four
weeks commenciug on the 26th day of Feb
ruary, 1883, to the effect that said petition
had been filed with the City Clerk, stating
in brief, its object, and that the same
would be heard and considered by the
Common Council of the city of St. Paul
on Tuesday the 3d day of April, A. D .
1883, at 7:30 o'clock oa the afternoon of
said day, at the Council chamber in the
City Hall of said city, and
Whereas, At the time and place desig
nated for the investigating and consider
ing such proposed vacating of said above
named streets between th»j points named
as aforesaid, the Common Council upon
motion continued the further investigation
and considering of said proposed vacating
of said streets, until Tuesday, the 17th day
of April, at the same time and place, and
Whebeas, At the time and place last
above designated, for the investigating
and considering of such proposed vacat
ing of said above named streets as afore
said, the Common Council upon motion
continued the further investigation and
consideration thereof, until Tuesday, the
Ist day of May, 1883, at the same time and
place, and
Whereas, At the time and place last
above designated for the investigating
and considering of such proposed vacating
of said above named streets as aforesaid,
the Common Council npon motion contin
ued the further investigation and consider
ation thereof, until Tuesday the 15th day
of May, 1883, at tho same time and place,
and
Wheeeas, At the time and place last above
designated for the investigation and con
sidering of such proposed vacating of sr.id
above named streets as aforesaid, the Com
mon Council upon motion, continued the
further investigation and consideration
thereof, until Tuesday the oth day of June,
1883, at the hame time and place: and
Whbbea, At the time aud place last above
designated for the investigation and con
sidering of such proposed vacating of said
above named streets as aforesaid, the Com
mon Council, upon motisn. continued the
further investigation and consider
ation thereof until Tuesday, the
12th day of June, 1833, at
the same time and place, and
Whebeas, At the time and place last
above designated for the investigating
and consideration of such proposed vacat
ing of said above named Francis street,
from Terry street to English street, and
Dawson street from Earl street to English
street,and Margaret street from Earl street
to English street and also Frankstreet from
Francis street to Minnehaha street, in said
city of St. PauLthe Common Council, after
hearing all persons interested, and being
of the opinion that the same was necessary
and proper: therefore
Resolved, That said Francis street from
Terry street to Englinh street and Dawson
street .from Earl street
to {English street, Margaret
street from E irl street to English street
and also, Frank street from Francis street
to Minnehaha street, all in the said city of
St. Paul, as the same appears of record in
the office of the Register of Deeds, in and
for the county of Ramsey, Minnesota, be
and the same are hereby declared to be
vacated and discontinued as asked for in
said petition, and as herein above speci
fied.
Yea3 — Aid. Dowlan, O'Connor, Robert,
Fischer,Otis, Cornish, Johnson, Van Slyke,
Starkey, St. Peter, Mr. President -11.
Approved June 14, 1883.
Whebeas, A majority of tho owners of
property along the lice of the alleys in
Block Number Four (4) Palace addition,
and also the alley in Block Number Fif
teen (15) Holcombe's to St. Paul have pe
titioned the Common Council of the City
of St. Paul to vacate said alleys in each of
said blocks. Which said petition duly set
forth the facts and reason? for such vaca
tion, and was duly accompanied by a plat
thereof as proposed to be vacated, and was
duly verified by the oath of two of the
petitioners, which petition on the order
of the Common Council was duly filed of
record with the City Clerk of said city on
the 3d day of April, A. D. 1883, and
Whebeas, Due notice by publication in
the official paper of said city for four
week.-, commencing on the 11th day of
April, 1883, to the effect that said petition
had been filed with the City Clerk, stating
in brief its object and that the same would
be heard and considered by the Common
Council of the City of St. Paul on Tuesday
the sth day of Jnne, A. D. 1883, at 7:30
o'clock in the afternoon of said day, at the
Council Chamber in the City Hall; and
Whebeas, At the time and place
designated for the investigation and con
sidering of such proposed vacating of
said above named alleys, as aforesaid, the
Common Council upon motion continued
the further investigation and considera
tion thereof until Tuesday, the 12th day of
June, 1883, at the same time and place;
and
Whebeas, At the time and place last
above designated for the investigation
and consideration of sach proposed
vacating of said above named alleys, it
appearing to the satisfaction of said Com
mon Conncil from an inspection of the
published thereof of date
April the 22d, A. D. 1883, (see page 74)
that said alleys in block fifteen (15) of Hol
com oe : 3 addition was then and there vacated
J by the Common Council of the city of St.
I Paul, as provided by law. Therefore, after
j hearing all persons interested, and
I being ef the opinion that the vaca
tion of the alleys in block number four
(4), Palace's addition, is necessary and
proper.
Resolved, That the alley in block four (4),
Palace's addition to St. Paul, as the same
appears of record in the office of
the Register of Deeds, in and
for the county of Ramsey,
Minnesota, be, and the same is hereby de
clared to be vacated and discontinued, and
the same is hereby vacated and discon
j tinned, as asked for in said petition.
Yeas — Aid. Dowlan, O'Connor, Robert,
Fischer, Otis, Cornish, Johnson. Van
Slyke, Starkey, St. Peter, Mr. President
—11.
Approved June 14, 1883.
By Aid. Starkey—
Resolved, That the grade of Mendota
street, from Seventh street to Ross street,
be and is hereby established as indicated
by the red line on the accompanying pro
file.
Yeas — Aid. Dowlan, O'Connor, Robert,
Fischer,Otis, Smith, Cornish, Johnson, Van
Slyke, Starkey, St. Peter, Mr. President
—11.
Approved June 14, 1883.
By Aid. Van Slyke—
Resolved, That the grade of Payne ave
nue, from Minnehaha street to Jessamine
street, be and the same is hereby estab
lished as indicated by the red line on the
accompanying profile, recommended by
the City Engineer under date of June 11,
1883.
Yeas— Aid. Dowlan, O'Connor, Rob
ert, Fischer, Otis, Cornish, John
son, Van Slyke, Starkey, St. Peter, Mr.
President — 11.
Approved June 14, 1883.
By Aid. Dowlan —
Resolved, That the President of the
Council, Aid. Cornish, Starkey and O'Con
nor are hereby appointed to represent the
city in the Board of Abatement and
Equalization of the County of Ramsey for
the ensuing year.
Yeas — Aid. Dowlan, O'Connor, Robert.
Fischer, Otis, Cornish, Johnson, Van
Slyko, Starkey,St Peter, Mr President— ll.
Approved June 14, 1883.
By Committee on Public Buildings. —
Resolved, ThatS. Mo3berg be employed
as Market House Janitor at a salary of
Fifty ($50.) per month, until November
Ist. 1883.
Yeas — Aid. Dowlan, O'Connor, Robeit,
Fischer, Otis, Johnson, Van Slyke, Star
key, St. Peter Mr. President— ll.
Approved, June 14, 1883.
By Committee on Parks —
Resolved, That the Committee on Parks
be authorized to paint the fountains in
Rico and Irvine parks.
Yeaa — Aid. Dowlan, O'Connor, Rober
Fischer, Otis, Cornish, Johnson, Van Slyke
Starkey, St. Peter, Mr. President— ll.
Approved June 14, 1883.
By Aid. Robert—
Resolved, That the Mayor be and he is
hereby authorized to appoint two persons,
for a period not to exceed sixty days, and
at a compensation of fifty dollars per
month each, whose duty it shall be, under
the direction of the Chief of Police, the
enforcement of the ordinance in relation
to dogs.
Yeas — Aid. Dowlan, O'Connor, Robert,
Fischer, Otis, Cornish, Johnson, Van
Slyke, Starkey, St. Peter, Mr. Presiient
—11.
Approved Juno 14, 1883.
By Aid . Otis—
Resolved, that that part of the Mayors
inaugural message relating to the use of
telephone for city purposes be referred to
a committee of five, consisting of Alder
men Dowlan, Cornish, Van Slyke and Star
key with the President of the Council as
Chairman, for the purpose of consulting
with the Telephone Company with a view
of learning the objects and ends in said
message suggested.
Yeas — Aid. Dowlan, O'Connor, Robert,
Fischer, Otis, Cornish. Johnson, Van
Slyke, Starkey, St. Peter, Mr. Pres
ident—ll.
Approved June 14, 1883.
By Aid. O'Connor—
Besolved, That a warrant be drawn upon
the City Treasurer in favor of John Clark,
chief of police, for the sum of $100, to be
used as a contingent fund.
Yeas — Aid. Dowlan, O'Connor, Robert,
Fischer, Otis, Cornish, Johnson, Van Slyke,
Starkey, St. Peter, Mr. President— ll.
Approved June 14, 1853.
By Aid. Johnson —
Resolved, That an order be drawn in
favor of W. A. Somers, city engineer, be
ing for expenses to Milwaukee to test the
iron for the span of Wabashaw street bridge
under contract of H. E. Horton, for the
sum of $44.75.
Yeas — Aid. Dowlan, O'Connor, Robert,
Fischer, Otis, Cornish, Johnson, Van Slyke,
Starkey, St. Peter, Mr. President— ll.
Approved June 14, 1883.
By Aid. Starkey—
Resolved, That the Fire Relief associa
tions be granted the use of Market hall,
forenoon of Wednesday, July 4, 1883, for
the purpose of holding their anniversary
in the usual form.
Yeas — Aid. Dowlan, O'Connor, Robert,
Fischer, Otis, Smith, Cornish, Johnson,
Van Slyke, Starkey, St. Peter, Mr. Presi
dent—ll.
Approved June 14, 1883.
By Aid. ©tis—
Resolved, That the Committee on Gas be
and they are hereby authorized to place
four electric lights in Irvine park in the
place of the gas lights now in and at the
several entrances to said park, and main
tain the same therein, at such points as
they may deem advisable, until the Ist day
of November next, provided the expense
thereof shall not exceed at the rate of fifty
cents per light for each night, and pro
vided that arrangements can be made
with the Gas Light company whereby the
gas lights for which said electric lights are
to be substituted shall not be meantime an
expense to the city.
Yeas— Aid. Dowlan, O'Connor, Robert,
Fischer, Otis, Cornish, Johnson, Van Slyke,
Starkey, St. Peter, Mr. President— ll.
Approved Jane 14, 1883.
By Aid. O'Connor—
Resolved, That the Committee on Gas be
and they are hereby authorized to place
six electric lights in Rice park, so that
there shall be six in all, one being
placed at each corner and two in the cen
ter, and that they be hang not higher than
fifteen feet from the ground, and that all
previous resolutions in regard to the mat
ter be and they are hereby repealed.
Yeas — Aid. Dowlan, O'Connor, Robert,
Fischer, Otis, Johnson. Van Slyke,
Starkey, St. Peter, Mr. President— ll.
Approved June 14,. 1883.
By Aid. St. Peter—
Resolved, That the City Engineer is here
by instructed to establish grades on Bertha
street from Mississippi river to Oakdale
avenue, and on Oakdale avenue from Ber
tha street to city limits.
Yeas — Aid. Dowlan, O'Connor, Robert,
Fischer, Cornish, Otis, Johnson, Van Slyke,
Starkey, St. Peter, Mr. President— ll.
Approved June 14, 1883.
By Aid. Smith—
Resolved, That the City Engineer be and
is hereby instructed, to stake out the alley
in block 30,0f Sice and Irvine's addition ,
and to report a profile for a grade thereon.
Yeas— Aid. Dowlan, O'Connor, Robert,
Fischer, Otis, Cornish, Johnson, Van
Slyke, Starkey, St. Peter, Mr. President.
Approved Jnne 14, 1883.
By Aid. St. Peter—
Resolved, That the Cit/ Engineer cause
Bertha street, from Concord street to Oak
dale avenne, to be pnt in a passable con
dition for teams.
Yeas — Aid. Dowlan, O'Connor, Robert,
Fischer, Otis, Cornish. Johnson, Van
Slyke, Starkey, St. Peter, Mr. Presi
dent—ll.
Approved Jnne 14, 1883.
By Aid. Starkey—
Resolved, That the Chief of Police be
and is hereby requested to notify the Tel
egraph oompany to remove at once the
telegraph pole now standing about the
center of Arcade street on the line of East
Seventh street to the corner of Seventh,
andjArcade streets.
Yeas— Aid. Dowlan, O'Connor, Robert
Fischer, Otis, Cornish, Johnson, Van Slyke,
Starkey, St. Peter, Mr. President— ll.
Approved June 14, 1883.
By Aid. Allen-
It is hereby ordered by the Comoion
Council of the city of St. Paul:
That the St. Paul City Railway com
pany cause so much of Sibley street a3
may lie between the rails of its tracks, and
for a space of two feet outside of its said
tracks, to be put in good repair to the
satisfaction of the Common Council, and
if said company shall neglect or fail to
make said repairs for a period of fifteen
days after the approval of this order, it
shall be the duty of the Major of said city
to cause said track to be removed from
and off of said street.
Yeas — Aid. Dowlan, ( I't-T jnnor, Robert,
Fischer, Otis, Cornish, Johnson, Van
Slyke, Starkey, St. Pettr, Mr. President
—11.
Approved June 14, 1883.
By Aid. Dowlan —
It is hereby ordered by the Common
Council of the City cf St. Paul:
That the St. Paul City Railway company,
cause the switch track laid upon Pearl
street to be forthwith removed from off said
street, and that they also cause so much of
Pearl street as may lie between the rails
of its main track, and for a space of two
feet outside of its said track, to be pat in
good repair to the satisfaction of the
Common Council, and if said company
shall neglect or fail to make said repairs
for a period of fifteen days after the ap
proval of this order, it shall be the duty of
the Mayor of said city to cause said track
to be removed from and off of said street.
Yeas — Aid. Dowlan, O'Connor, Robert,
Fischer, Otis, Cornish, Johnson. Van Slyke,
Starkey, St. Peter, Mr. President. — 11.
Approved June 14, 1883.
By Aid. Allei—
Resolved, That the Board of Public
Works be, and are hereby, directed to con
struct a crossing along the north side of
Sixth street, across Wacouta.
Yeas — Aid. Dowian O'Connor, Robert,
Fischer, Otis, Cornish, Johnson, Van
Slyke, Starkey, McCarthy, Mr. Pre*i
dent—ll.
Approved June 14, 1883.
By Aid. St. Peter—
Resolved, That the Hoard of Pablio
Works cause a sidewalk to be built on the
east side of the bridge in front of lot 6,
block 177, Robertson's addition to Weft
St. Paul, on Dakota avenue.
Yeas — Aid. Dowlan, O'Connor, Robert,
Fischer, Otis, Cornish. Johnson, Van
Slyke, Starkey, St. Peter. Mr. President
—11.
Approved June 14, 1383.
By Aid. Allen—
Resolved, That a plank sidewalk of legal
width be laid on the north side of Ninth
street, between Cooper and Wacouta
streets.
Yeas — Aid. Dowlan, O'Connor, Robert,
Fischer, Otis, Cornish, Johnson, Van
Slyke, St. Peter, Starkey, Mr. President
—11.
Approved June 14, 1883.
By Aid Robert—
Resolved, That the Board of Public
Works cause a sidewalk to be laid on the
north side of Twelfth street, for a distance
of fifty feet, commencing at the northeast
corner of Minnesota and Twelfth streets,
running eastward.
Yeas — Aid. Dowlan, O'Connor, Kobert,
Fischer, Otis, Johnson, Van Slyke, Stark
ey, St. Peter, Mr. President— ll.
Approved June 14, 1883.
By Aid. Allen—
Resolved, That the Board of Public
Works be and are hereby directed to con
struct a sidewalk along the east side of
Wacouta street, in front of lot 7, block 6,
Whitney & Smith's addition, between Sixth
and Seventh streets .
Yeas — Aid. Dowlan, O'Connor, Robert,
Fischer, Otis, Johnson, Van Slyke Starkey,
St. Peter, Mr. President— ll.
Approved June, 14 1883.
By Aid. Allen—
Resolved, That the Board of Public
Works be and are hereby directed to con
struct a six foot sidewalk along the east
side of Cooper street from Tenth to Spruce
street.
Yeas — Aid. Dowlar., O'Connor, Robert,
Fischer, Otis, Cornish, Johnson. Van
Slyke, Starkey, St. Peter. Mr. President—
11.
Approved June 1 1, 1883.
By Aid. Johnson —
Resolved, That the Board of Public
Works cause cross walks to be constructed
on north side of Iglehart street across
Ravoux street and on south side of Carroll
across Ravoux street and on east side of
Iglehart street across Rice street and on
west side of Josette across Iglehart and
north side of Rice across Iglehart street.
Yeas — Aid. Dowlan, O'Connor, Robert,
Fischer, Otis, Cornish, Johnson, Van
Slyke, Starkey, St. Peter, Mr. President.
—11.
Approved June 14, 1883.
By Aid. St. Peter.
Resolved, That the Board of Publio
Works cause a six foot sidewalk to be laid
on the south side of Kate street from Da
kota avenue to Bertha street, except in
front of lot 10, block 11 , Bazille and Rob
ert's addition.
Yeas— Aid. Dowlan, O'Connor, Robert,
Fischer, Otis, Cornish, Johnson, Van
Slyke, Starkey, St. Peter, Mr. Presi
dent.—ll.
Approved Jane 14, 1883.
By Aid. Starkey —
Resolved, That the Board of Public
Works be and are hereby requested to
cause a side walk to be laid on the north
and south sides of Fauquier street from
Greenbrier avenue to Seventh (7th) street;
also on the north side of Fourth (4th)
streeth from right of way of St. Paul &
Duluth Railroad to Commercial street, and
on the north side ofThird (3d) street from
right of V7t»y of St. Paul & Duluth Rail
road to Commercial street.
Yeas— Aid. Dowlan, O'Connor, Robert,
Fischer, Otis, Smith, Cornish, Johnson,

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