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' VOLUME XXXIX.
IIARDVTABE. On Wednesday, July 16, On Thursday, July 17, to’.'ii dose out a laree line of POPCTLAB WIU sad STAPLE Prices given are for ABOVE MENTIONED TWO DAYS Only. Before and after those days my prices will not he the same, al though lower than any other house in the country. tfoticethe following great reductions in 5 and 10c Counter Goods: Tick Hammer* reduced from $4. so per cross to $2.75 *'g3re Polish reduced from s2.soper crow to 90c crow Bhoe Blacking reduced from s3.coper cross lo $1.90 Store Lifters reduced from $1.50 per rrou to $2.50 proas. , japanned stove Lifter* reduced from S3.GO per cross to $2.75 per crow. 6-dtUlik Fans reduced from sl2 per cross to $10.75 croc*. Esc ‘Whip* reduced from $6 per gross to $4 gross, v Coffeepot Stands redoced from $6 per cross to $3.75 BTOftS. gad Stands reduced from $4.20 per gross to SZ7S cross. Can Iron Shear* 20 per cent lower on all slzea. Currycombs reduced from $5 per gross to $4 grots. Nntrneg Graters reduced from $3 per gross to SI.GO ■TOSS. 2-ft Rules reduced from Sl.ioperdoz. tossedos. Potato Mashers reduced from $6 per gross to $4.80 trots. A large line of Wire Goods reduced from 20 to 60 per ceot. Will make from 20 per ceot to 75 per cent reduction ©n s large line of popular Hardware not mentioned •hove. Also, for the regular Hardware trade, win make the following reductions: Strap and T Hinges, for assorted orders,7o and 10 dia. Kim Locks, complete, with knobs, $1.30 doz. Screws. 60. 10 and per cent dls. Mortise Knob Locks, 85c doz. S-Uned Hay Forks, $2.50 doz. 4-tlned Manure Forks. $3.50 doz. Porcelain Plated Door Knobs, $3.00 dor. Plated Escutcheons. 27c doz. pairs. Butts, HO per cent dls. for assorted orders. Job Lot of Coffin Hardware. Invoiced at SI,OOO, for ft 50—cash. Shutter pars reduced from soc dor. to 15c doz. Handled Axes from S 3 to $6.75 doz., Ac., Ac. Let it bo distinctly understood that above prices, and other large redactions that will be made, will apply only to orders received on July 16 and 17. Ail sales SPOT CASH. The above large reductions are made with a view of cleanlm: out a large surplus stock. Speculators and Jobbers will do well to give this their attention, as they can make money by so doing. The trade is well aware that there is a prospect of a large advance this Pall in Hardware. Look at the advance in Dry Goods. Orders will be filled only to extent of stock on hand. A. W. WHEELER, 141 LAME-ST. FCSNITDRE. NOTICE. The TOBEY FUENITUEE CO. have one of the most complete stocks of FASHIONABLE FUENTTUEE, of the latest designs, ever exhibited in the West Our facilities for manufacturing are unsurpassed. We carry the largest line of DESKS and OFFICE FOEMTUEE of the veiy best make ever shown in this city. Also 'headquarters for Folding Beds. Prices satisfactory to alh IKE TOBEY FURNITURE CO,. State and Adams-sts. EXCLUSIONS GRAND Pleasure Excursion TO LAKE SUPERIOR. THE ELEGAST PASSENGER STEAMERS CITY OF FSEMOJTr7uVit r it ß r£ r ’ CITY OF DULUTH Send for Excursion Circulars. Staterooms can be secured la advance at General Offices, 74 Market-st. lake micil a lake sup. tbansp. co. The Side-Wheel Steamer “RUBY” le*je Clark-st. Bridge every day at 9:30 a. m, for South aad Hyde Park Fishing and Picnic Grounds, you there until 4:30 o, m. Round trip only For water-Works Crib, South Park, Hyde Park, and wveramentPlerat 2:20 p. m. everyday. Bound nip only dOcts. Grand Moonlight Excursion every evening at 8 fcgoct F.re onljr 50 ct«. Brass and hiring Bands on board. „ HENRY BABY, Manager. EXCURSION. JoEyANSTONand WAUKEGAN. Thursday, July 17, iron aide-wheel steamer GRACE MONO will leave Cltrk-st, Bridge. Fare to kvanston and return, 50c; Wauk-ccan and return, sl. „ ' HENRY BABY. Manager. FINANCIAL. THE MERCHANTS’ SAVINGS LOAN AND TRUST CO., Southeast cor, of Washington A Doarborn-st*., States Bonds aad Local Investmen t market price IR A holies. General Brolier gtok-st. bouS*“ d “>«! Keeelrert' Certificate. paid for 4 per MONEY to loan. CHAUDIiER Sz co. MORTGAGE BANKERS, - 73 DEAKBOItX-ST. AKCIiEH*. fine archery. iJSnS nest Bt ° ck lD the West. Es ■JJSutfi ffcwamcnded by Maurice Jbmnpson. and by xae aS"(,Uo° Natl0I “ l1 ***<** Cem P Stools, Scroll JOHN ITII.ELVSfIX. Importer and Dealer, —77 Statc-«t._ JStE2JS!£? RS, ' ISE,IWG goods. 20 Per Cent Discount On all Fine Famishing Goods to Aug. 1. SAR VEY. S 4 State-st. dentistry. DB. DAY, 133 Madison-st,, cor. Clark. B lc»| $5.00 ca TBsffiP i GOL P -4 SIO.OO —Vi?l°*g. r . Suction PlsJe never loosens while talking or woes. Filling, 34 usual rates. Extracting without pain. T.IEE INSUKANCE. Reduced Rates LHUHE In February last, THE MUTUAL LIFE INSURANCE CO. OF NEW YORK Adopted a schedule of rates lower than any mutual company in the world! The application and policy have also been simplified, with no vexatious restrictions imposed. Pol icies contain guarantee of paid-up insurance in case payments of pre mium should cease from any cause. The old Mutual inaugurated the sys tem of annual dividends, and the practice continues under the reduced rates. JVb Tontine Policies issued hy THE MUTUAL Life In surance Company of Hew York, Assets, $90,000,000 . J. W. WEAKER, Agent, 73 Dearborn-st., Chicago. MEKRIEIiIL «& FESQCSOI, GEBTBKAL AGEHT3 EOB Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, lowa, and Minnesota, DETROIT, MICH. MEBYDi TAB OK, Spl. Agent. THE EQUITABLE LIFE ASSURANCE SOCIETY OF THE UNITED STATES HAS ADOPTED A NEW FORM OF SIM PLIFIED INCONTES TABLE POLICY. For information apply to E. P. EMERY, City Manager, 108 Dearborn-st. W. E. CEAIEE, Manager, For Illinois (except Cook County), lowa, Nebraska, and Dakota, W. B.—Agents wanted. “THE BONANZA.” BONANZA BONANZA.—Great Sale of Goodt BONANZA slightly damaged by Fire and Water as BONANZA the BONANZA, 195 West Madlson-st. BONANZA Best Calico, per yard. 2; Corsets, 5; BONANZA Corsets, 15; Ladles’ Merino Summer Un- BONANZA dcrshlrts. ir>; Hoop-skirts, new style. 25; BONANZA Ladles’ Muslin Skirts, 10; Ladles' Chcra- BONANZA ises, 15; Ladies' Night-Gowns, 20; Snlen- BONANZA dld2-hutton Kid-Gloves. In black, white, BONANZA andopcrashadcs.as; Ladies’Lisle Gloves, BONANZA 5; Good Linen Towels. 5; Good Linen BONANZA Napkins. 4; Pearl Buttons. Immense va« BONANZA rlety, perdoz, 5: Fancy Buttons at one- BONANZA fourth cost; Cotton and Worsted Tape, 1: BONANZA Embroidery, former price 3. now two BONANZA yards for 3; Embroidery, former price 4. BONANZA now 2; Embroidery, former price 5, now BONANZA 3; Embroidery 1H inches wide, fine, for BONANZA 8; full line colored embroidery, 3; Ladles’ BONANZA Fine Pocket-Books, 9; Jewelry in great BONANZA variety at ball price: Valenciennes lace. BONANZA 1-Inch-wide, per yard. I; Valeacienno BONANZA lace wider in proportion; Black Silk Lace, BONANZA per yard. 3; Black silk Veiling, per yard. BONANZA 5: Barege Veiling, per yard,-S; Ladles’ BONANZA While Ties, each 3; Ladles’Aprons, each BONANZA 2; good-size Tidies, each 3; Crash Towcl- BoNANZA log, per yard, 3: Crash, all linen, per BONANZA yard, 4; 200 yards spool-cotton. 2 spools BONANZA for 3; Tooth-Brushes, 1; Men’s White BONANZA Ties, perdoz, 7; Men’s good heavy Socks, BONANZA per pair, 7; 6-quart Milk-Pans, 7; Wash- BONANZA Basins, each. 4: Best Brooms, each. 10; BONANZA Whisk-Brooms, each. 5; Toilet Sosp. two BONANZA cakes for l. Full line of Housekeeping BONANZA Goods, Crockery. Ladles’ and Gentle- BONANZA men's Furnishing Goods, etc., etc., at BONANZA great bargains. Come early and take your BONANZA, plckat the BONANZA._I9S W. Madison. TO KENT* To Rent, i TRIBUNE BDILEiG, Two yery desirable Fire- Proof Offices on second floor, and one on third floor. Apply to WM. C. BOW, 8 Tribune Building. TO ZE^BIsTT, The 5-storr ana basement store, * 179 and 181 Randolph-st., Formerly occupied br John Alston & Co., 40x105 feet; has two fire-proof vaults, etc. Inquire of GEO. O NEWBURY. FOR RENT. At a low price, for a short term, the Sulendlfl Stores, 48x150 feet, No. 113 Stste-st. J. M. 'WILLIAMS, S. W. cor. Flfth-av. and Moaroc-st. TO RENT. Store 113 Clark-st. Fixtures for sale at a bargain. Store, location, and fixtures first-class. ADVERXJSIIVG. &AVJ' To anr party wishing to ad* jU&*JL rtSf STm rertlsrln the City or Conn -aitlrteWH si B fl LI Newspapers North, hotT’l (farnl jutf* South, East, or West. Ad- L B Tcrtisements sent dally at f IjflM Lowest Prices. Call or ad oTA. COOKScO, 114 Dearborn-at.-, Chicago. HATS. Important to the Trade. HOUGHTON h DUTTON. 55 Treasont-at., Boston, Mass., offer at Wholesale 100,000 IMPORTED FATAL HATS, being the largest and beat assortment In the country. c« TEE FA¥££** f AT iEIifUIETSM V WHOLESALE DEP’T E. i. LEHMANN, Jsli lots ai late for Ik Trade. 6*(£uarl Milk Pans at, Scrub Brushes at.... Open and Shut S*lnch Japanese Fans at....t)c doz Busters at Curry Combs at. 600 doz. Bristle Shoe Brashes, worth $4, at.. 52.25 600 doz. Cloth Brushes at 1.000 gross Store Polish at 1.000 gross Large Store Polish at 1.000 gross Star Passbooks at.,.. 1,000,000 Needles (Queen Victoria) at 38c m 1.000 doz. Base-Ball Caps at;. ...50c doz 1.000 doz. Base Balls at 30c doz 500 doz. Largo Base Balls at Cse doz I*ooo doz. Butcher Knives at... 90c doz 100 doz. Cottage Fir Traps at $1.50 doz 500 gross Ink (2-oz, bottles) at $‘2.90 gross 500 gross Tabic Knives and Forks at.... 55,00 gross 500 gross Xo. 2 Shears at *. GOc doz 1.000 doz. SxlO Chromos, in Block Frames, at ....55c doz 1.000 doz. Large Turkish Towels at. $1.37 doz k m ioc com, goods Sold from 10 to SO per cent LOITER thsln those who pretend to make a specialty of those goods. Cull and be convinced at E. J. LEHIAI’S, 196, 198 & 200 STATE-ST., 61,63, 65, 67, 69,71 &73 AJaiS-St. pi Arvos, The following ARTISTS and tvell- Icnown MUSIC TEACHERS in Chi cago, H. LEDOCHOMSKI, A. J. CRESMOLD, F. ZIEGFELD, DAIIS PAUL, F. G. ROHM, .JAMES GILL, P. HESSE, LOUIS FALK, E. MELI, A. FARIAI, Ugeand indorse OSLYthe renowned iiiuEf. hub t ■ Upright Ruts. These Instruments are far superior to all others In ex cellence of workmanship, elasticity of touch, beauty of tone, and great durability. The reputation they en joy In Europe, as well as In America, place them ahead of every other piano manufactured. fcy-These Pianos, Square Grand, Grands, and Up rights, can be seen In great variety of cases, Kosewood, Mottled Woods, or Ebony and Gold. at Warerooms. W.W.KIMBALL, Cos*. State «& Adams-sts. THE CHICKEIUNGS have made Upright Pianos for 35 years and Square Pianos for over half a century* This long experience has fully posted them on the strong and weak points of an Upright Plano* To hare retained and improved upon the good qualities during all this peripd has en abled To produce an Upright Piano which for du rability, standing in tunc, quality and power of tone, and most perfect repeating action bos no equal* The Chlckering has ever been the standard Piano of America, and is to-day tho moot popular of ail foreign Pianos in Eu rope. This reputation baa been gained through merit. To make such a reputation and keep It for a long series of years Is ample proof. Every known improvement Is found in the Chlckering Upright Piano, which can he seen at HEED'S TEMPLE OP MUSIC, 191 and 193 Statc-st* SUMMER COOK-STOVE, THE RETOBT GAS STATE. The yew Perfect Gas Stove. Cheapest form of sum mer cooklnc in the world. Will do the entire family cooking without heating the house or the person using it. in Italf the time, and at half the cost of coal, wood, or oil. Perfectly odorless. Same work as other stoves guaranteed to be actually done with onc-ihird less gas. For sale by AMERICAN METER CO., 20 South canal-st., Chicago. EDUCATIONAL. MORGAN PARK MILITARY ACADEMY, MORGAN PARK, COOK CO., Mil.., Prepares boys for College. ‘West Point, Annapolis, or business. Location pleasant, healthful, and elevated. Terms reasonable. Session opens Sept. o, 1871). Parents Intending to send their lx>js away.from home to school are requested to send for catalogue. MX. Mt. Vernon Place. Baltimore, Md. English, t reach, and German Boarding aud Day School for Young Ladles. A large corps of Professors. The 20th annual session will commence Sept. IS. For circulars address the Principals, AIRS. MARY J. JONES and MRS. B. MAITLAND. CLOTHING. FROM JULY 14 TO ADO. 1 OCCURS THE SEMI-ANNUAL SO Per Celt Discount Sals. ALL GOODS 1H PLAIN FIGURES. HARVEY, Fine Clothier, 84 Sfate-st. WAITED. Wholesale or Jobbing Trade. Wanted employment. Young man, married, hard worker, good address, Integrity, ability, Al references. Addrww, for s days, Y 28, Tribune office. SUNDAY, JULY 13, 1879-SIXTEEN PAGES. GENERAL SUPPLY SXOIIE* Hood Apn-HooBS-Hoon-La-Hoops, Determined to continue to prove that there Is but one place in Chicago able to name crowd-drawing prices during the hot mouths. S 3A 3 122&1State-st., Will offer on to-morrow (Monday) morning, and as long as any remain unsold, a large Invoice of At the "Laugh-lf-you-Llke” price of ,95c doz 50c doz ,45c doz ,40c doz Each, worth from 25 to 50 cents, Hoon-La again—s Lou of assorted styles and shapes of liner $1.15 1.30 1.35 TVe arc not having a Clearing Sale, we do not claim to be selling poods at cost or less than cfc:; but why should you care bow much money we make provided we give you bargains like these: 185 DOZEN Fancy Striped Gauze and Plain White Cotton LADIES'HOSE It 5 cts. Pair. And a lot of solid color Hotc, Blue and Cardinal, at 10c. 68 dozen of Gents' Fine Gauze Undershirts, 18 cts. A I?ew York Importer has just cqnMgned us a full as aortmcnt of extra long and medium length LACE MITTS, In all shades, which we are ordered to close at onccat74ci*. per pair—the same quality Mitts (and from the same firm) are now being sold by other firms at from SLSO to $2. 25 per pair; remember Sea’s price is 74 cts. Also a nice quality of Black Lacc Mitts at 48c, worths I. ou. Bcqulckorthey will begone. Alot of Lisle Thread Gloves at i-,4>c, worth 35. Wo are having a great trade In Corsets—soc Corsets for 34c; $i Corsets for74c; $2 Corsets, elegantly em broidered, aldc-lace. etiie steels, spoon clasps, and of bestsatteen, really worth $2. for only 93e. Another Lot of those Misses’ and Children’s Mar seilles Suits, beautifully made, embroidered and richly trimmed, fur 68c, worth OUR BOOT AND SHOE Trade Is Increasing so rapidly that we find It nlfficnlt to serve customers, so will simply sar that new lots of Shoes are being opened dally at lutfc. 24c, 30c, 40c, 74c, 67c, and 98c per pair, less than hall shoe store nrlces. NOW HARK’ES. It has been a long time since wc reminded you that our prices of Notions are just as ridiculoualv cheap os Hoop*La Hoop skirts at 10c each. So here goes: Over go different atvles of Dress Buttons, worth 10 to 35 cu., fur 5 cla. per dozen. TINTED PEARL BUTTONS. lO CTS. Per dozen, worth at least 30 cts, Button-hole Twist, ic. 100-vard Spool Silk. sc. Id Spools Basting Cotton for sc. Hooks and Byes, 1c card; and all other Notions in proportion. ONE CENT Will do when spent on one of those 28 Cheap Counters IN OUE BASEMENT.' OIsTB OEISTT For Children's nicely-trimmed OB Cloth Bibs. COSTS C-Bisrx For a full-size **Star" Memorandum Book. COSTS OBINTX For a Child’s Toy Hattie and Whistle. CISTS OE3NTT For a Cake of Best Store Polish. COSTS CENT CONTE OEOSTT For a Pkff. of Arnica Coart Blaster. CONTE CEJNTX For a Folding Japanese Fan. COSTS CENT For a Box of Hair Fins. And your choice of over 100 different - articles on our 28 CHEAP COUNTERS, And a Full Assortment of 7 Mope FnrnlsMngs, HARDWARE, TINWARE, CROCKERI”, Ac., IN OtTB BASEMENT. We have arranged with “Whitman,” of Fhlladel* Phla, for a supply of his delicious .Marshmallows, which we now receive dally by osprey In air* tight tin cascs.cn* nbllntr onr customers to procure them as fresh as at ** Whitman's Candy Palace.” Phlla. These Marshmal* lows are the same for which Aruaud Oicw York) asks SI.OO perpound, Whitman (Phlla,) soc per pound, and Gunther (.Chicago; COc per pound. SICA will sell theso famous MARSHMALLOWS For 2Sc per Found, Or for the same price sc which we sell oor 60 other va rieties of finest Confection* that can be made. ■R APf* A TKTQ In Tor*. Baskets, &c.. on 2d floor. JjoJDjxjxxiJN to For the Trade on our 3d floor. gaf* Take Elevator. WE DON’T KNOW what tho words Dull Season mean-NOW, AS ALWAYS, THE BUSIEST PLACE LN TOWN, SEA’S Mammoth Supply Depot 129 & 121 State-st. tw-DUEING THE HDATED TEEM wo ahull continue to provide our customers with LEMONADE—pure, ice-cold, and de licious—FßEE OP CHARGE, FOR SALE OR REIT, Cheap to good tenant, the I arse stone building on West WasMngton-st., comer of Green. Building about 70x05. fitted up for public hall: Is the finest bail In the West Division, and oalr one on first floor. Suitable for church or public hall or would make splendid building for manufacturing purposes, inquire at Illinois Trust and Savings Cant of F. H. POWERS. For Fidelity Bank Books. Lotonßotterfleld-st.. near Twenty-ninth, MSI. 000. Lot on Flfty-thlrd-eu, near Hyde Park Depot, at SUOOO. and other property. will, pay iome cash. B. A. ULKICIX, Treat Basement, 99 Woahloatoa-st. 10 ets. Worth 50 to 75c each, at only 18 cts. Eighteen cents, worth 35. A new lot lust opened at WHAT EVEIT Four Counters. REAL ESTATE* 28. Benner Counts So Many Friends in the Council, While the Mayor Finds Only Six to Sustain Him. An Unavailing Plea for fin In dorsement of His Action. Aid. McCaffrey Opens; in Defense of the Marshal, And Is Followed by Waldo, Everett, Lawler, and Others. A Clear Statement by Aid. Diion oi the Financial Part of the Question. A Lame Defense of Harrison’s Action by Aid. Cul lerton, Followed by Benner’s Bestora' tion by a Heavy Ma .... i jonty. By Tuesday Morning: He Will Agfaiu Be Acting: as Eire-Marshal. The BTayor Says that He Expected It Would Happen. a liAVr pors'T. The Council held a special meeting last even ing, Mayor Harrison in the chair, and all the Aldermen present except Tuley and Sanders. There was a very large lobby, all interested in the Benner matter. Aid. Collerton made the point that the ordi nance required that a copy of the notice for a special meeting should be served on the Aider men twenty-four hours prior to the meeting. The provision was: That no special meeting of the City Connell shall be held during the time for which toe Conned may have adjourned over, In pursuance of the first section hereof, unless the call therefor shall be served personally upon each Alderman and the' Mayor, or unless the call therefor shall be signed by the Mayor and two-thirds of all the Aldermen authorized by law to be elected, and served as other calls for special meetings are required to he served. -, . I£ each Alderman had not been served person ally twenty-four hours prior to the meetine, or the call had not been signed by the Mayor and two-thirds of the Aldermen, the meeting was illegal. Aid. Bawlcigh urged that it was immaterial whether the.noticc was served personally or not. It was sufficient if the notice was left at'an Alderman’s place of business. The question had been raised before, and so decided. Aid. Thompson said the man who handed him his notice told him that all had been served or a notice left at their bouses. Aid. Cullerton didn’t desire to press the point if notice was served twenty-four hoars .prior to the meeting. Aid. Thompson—The Aldermen are ail here, and they must have been notified. Aid. Cullerton—But there is an ordinance providing lor the manner in which a special meeting shall be called. The newspapers may have called them here. Aid. Thompson—Who has not received a no tice! Aid. Cullerton—That is what I desire to find out. I understood several received notice this morning. Aid. Dixon referred to the ruling out of a sim ilar point made by Aid. Tuley. Aid. Cullerton said the point raised by Tuley was that the notice should be served personally. The twenty-four hours was not touched upon. Aid. Dixon remarked that there was no use taking uo the time. Aid. Cullerton—Nor was there Thursday evening. Ald/Everefct read the following from the rec ord: • Aid. Tnley raised the point of order that the ordinance regulating the calling of special meet ings had not been complied with, as it required that notice if not sorted personally should be left nt tho place of abode. The Chair decided the point of order not well taken, he deeming that the intent of the ordinance was that the Aldermen should all receive notice; and as all were present it was to be believed that all bad accepted service. The Chair held that, In his opinion, the pur pose of giving notice was to get the Aldermen tnere. As thev were present, he would deetdo the point not well taken. .THE MAYOR SPEAKS. Mayor Harrison then arose and said: The object of the meeting this evening was really to hear a report from myself as Mayor, and as It has been written out, and cannot be read so well by the Cleric as by myself; ! shall read it, . He then proceeded to read the communica tion, already published, notifying the Connell o£ the removal of Marshal Benner, and giving bis reasons therefor, and when be had finished it be said: G EnrtEJtEsr of toe Council : Could I have done less l is it possible for the Mayor to conduct this great city if the heads of departments through whom and through whom alone he can give au order are averse to obey his will or set themselves'up in Deposition to his authority! He may act hastily, he may act in advisedly, ’ but he is responsible to the people and to them alone. They hold him to a strict accountability for all his acts; but be cannot be held accountable and responsible it the heads of departments disobey him and set his authority at naught. [Applause.] He has but one single newer over the heads of depart ments; that is the power given him by the law to appoint, and, when disobedience follows, to remove. Whatever may be his mistakes, it the people intend to hold him responsible, the people, through the Council, should weigh well their acts before they say to any head of any depart ment, “ Disobey the Mayor. Set at naught his will. Defy his opinions and advice. We will uphold von.” Before you do that, gentlemen, X ask you'to think well. When you do that you may set an example that may be followed in the future by dangers and injuries yon cannot now anticipate. [Applause.] His Honor then left the chair, calling upon Aid. Cullerton to take the gavel. ALT). M’CAPFBET. Aid. McCaffrey—l move that this Council aisapprot% of the action of his Honor the Major in the removal of Fire-Marshal Benner. Aid. Rawleish and Aid. Thompson immediate ly seconded the motion. Aid. McCaffrey—l do that, Mr. Chairman, In making that motion, that is almost distasteful to anybody to do, —a subject-matter that there is no man on this floor who wanted to make, if there was any possibility of avoiding It. That* X think, is evident from the actioa of this Coun cil last Thursday nleht. We have tried, as Ald ermen, for the last two or three weeks, from day to day,—gentlemen have neglected their private business,—to compromise this matter, not for Mr. Benner as an individual, but for the head of a Department that has cost the City of Chicago a great deal of money and sad experience, but one that we can look upon to-day as one of the uncst and most efficient, not only in the United States, but in the world. [Applause from the .lobby.] we took this action last Thursday night for the purpose The Chairman—As it is evident that wc arc to have a good deal of speech-making this evening I desire to state to those present that this is not a town-meeting, and that applause will not be allowed. . . Aid. Dixon—They weren’t reproved when the Mayor was speaking. The Cnalrman—idcsircto state,nevertheless, that the Chairman will not permit It. Aid. McCaffrey—l think our action last Thursday nlgnt will accord with the wishes of Uie community, and that was to give his Honor au opportunity to make this matter all right, if we took no action, but simply adjourned; ana I don’t believe there Is an Alderman here' that did not, when the Council adjourned, leave this room with a u God bless” the roan that would make this compromise and stop this fight. This city is not in a condition to try ex periments with a Department so long needed and so greatly tried in this city. This city lias had too much experience in that direction, and I hope the Council will say to the community and the peo ple who sent us here that they propose to leave that Department intact, and with none but good and faithful servants in it. As a Dcmo lam very sorry that the Mayor has driven the Council to this action. It isn’t the desire on the part of anybody to fight his Honor the Mayor. We want to assist him to the best of our. ability in making a good and economical government, \Veare not supporting Mr. Ben ner for the capitalists or the men of means. 4here isn’t a man in the meanest hovel or shanty in this city to-day that doesn’t know that all he possesses in the world isn’t in the hands of Mr. Benner and his assistants in case of a fire. I therefore hope this Council will take such action—not with any feeling towards the Mayor, and without trying to cripple his Administration—that will pat Mr. Benner back in his old position, and we will meet as we have met in the past,—os friends. ALD. THOMPSON. Aid. Thompson—l regret the unfortunate combination of drcumatancea that has brought about this difficulty. While opnosed to his Honor the Mayor politically, yet I desire to say, as a Republican and a member of the Council, that I desire to do whatever lean do in advancing hts Administration and making it a success. Bat haring known Mr. Benner for years, and, as Chairman of the Com mittee on Fire and Water, haring been inti mately associated with him, J hare waccncd his action closely. If there is a true man in the City of Chicago, a man who carefully respects the will of the people, a man who annuallr ex pends in oebalf of the people $503,000 as'hon estly as we would expend it In our individual allairs, that man is .Matt Benner. I have asked favors of him, and been refused; but I have found him impartial, treating os ail alike. I have never seen an action of his that would lead me to believe that be was catering to the tastes ot any party, political or otherwise, in the City of Chicago. lam no personal friend of his, par ticularly. He is nothing more to me than any citizen who conducts himself In an upright and honorable manner. I want to say this—liiat to my mind the reasons for bis removal arc not sufficient. 1 do not believe he was gnilty of any act of insubordination. His Honor the Mayor, after the 75 per cent order, went to Mr. Benner and told him the necessities ot saving under the new law. I can assure this Council, upon the word and honor of a man. that I never heard aucht from ' him that led me to believe that he desired to do anything antagonistic to the Ad ministration. The Committee on Fire and Water came together and went through the items. Without touching the salaries of the men, he showed us how he could save 559,99 i, thus leaving between $5,000 :mcl $7,000 to be gotten by a reduction of salaries. Having re ceived an order from the Mayor, be issued*an' order to the men setting -forth the necessity of 'a reduction, and asking a voluntary submission thereto. The result 'of the men’s vote is well known. So far as 1 am concerned, 1 told every fireman 1 met that it was actually necessary. What other Alder men may have done, I know not. But I claim that Mr. Benner, in not going around personally, did just what he bad always done. Therefore I believe that he misinterpreted the order and did not believe that the Mayor ex pected him to go to every individual and ask him voluntarily to submit to a reduction of 5 per cent, in conclusion, I desire to say that la putting myself on record against bis Honor the Mayor, I am actuated only by the purest motives, ana* simply desire to do my duty; and in listening to my constituents I have had but one man come to me and ask-me to sustain the Mayor,—and that mau was u Republican. ADD. DIXON. Aid. Dixon then spoke as follows The reasons given by the Mayor for the re moval of this tried, able, effluent, and honest officer is a very flimsy pretext, certainly not suf ficient to warrant this Council to be a party to the removal of the best Fire-Marshal Chicago ever had, and the best in America collar. From the time Marshal Benner took charge ot the Fire Department he has improved and worked up the Department, until to-day wo have tbe best and most efficient Department in the coun try, if not in the world. Oar citizens have un bounded confidence in his integrity and faith In his ability, both of which have been thorough- ly tested. ■- Gentlemen, when yon think of the millions of merchandise and improved property la this citv which might again be swept away by fire, and tnink of Mr. Benner’s long experience as a fireman, bis success in fighting fires in every emergency and danger, his perfect Knowledge of the conditions of large buildings, is it not an outrage and a public scandal to remove such an officer! Now, gentlemen, as to the charges made against Marshal Benner of disobedience, let ns see: The facts are’ that on Saturday, Jane 7, the Mayor sent to Marshal Benner a communication requesting him to cat down the expenses of the Fire Department to within 75 per cent of the lax levy. On the following Thursday Mr. Benner called a meeting of the Committee on Fire and Water, and also the Mavor, to consult as to the best way to comply with the request without crippling the Depart ment, which was the proper move for the head of any department to take, and which has been the custom heretofore. When the Mayor was called upon to make a suggestion, or for his views, he stated that he had no suggestion to make, or would take no responsibility. When told tlmt it was impossible to comply with the' order unless by reducing the number of men or their salaries, which had been fixed by the Council, and the Marshal had not the authority to change, whereupon the Mayor said his order was imperative, and it he, Mr. Benner, could not carry out his order, he would put one in his place that would, and left the Committee. The Marshal and bis assistants mads a redaction on all the different Items to the lowest possible amount In the appropriation, as follows: Amount Appro - <0 be ex priatlon. pended. Mariner. ..8378,773 8349,138 S'-ÜBSO Items. Salaries. Bepaire of apparatus, t£ols. etc!. 29,880 14.000 15,886 Miscellaneous repairs 6,000 0,500 2,500 Supplies ....... ... 54,000 35.000 19,000 Rent. 1,200 1,800 Fire-alarm telegraph. 20,312 15,233* New building appa ratus, etc .. 18,010 Total Baring..... The amount to be dedneted under tbe May or’s order from the total tax levy of this De partment was $94,545. A report of this action was made to the Mayor, wbo then suggested a full reduction of 5 per cent on the firemen’s salaries, andat the same time requested the Mar shal to call his assistants together and to sug gest to the firemen that they voluntarily agree to the proposed reduction of 5 per cent for the coming six months. In obedience to the wish of the Mayor the Marshal did as requested, and further sent a circular containing toe terms of the Mayor’s request to each of the companies. The men. by a large majority, voted against the reduction. This result was not in accordance with the Mayor’s wishes, but was that which might have been reasonably expected, His orders were faithfully carried out by the Mar shal, who could not he held responsible for the action taken by his men. The result la known. It has been stated by the Mayor aod his anp- Dortcrß that I unduly influenced Marshal Ben ner and the firemen in this matter. In justice PRICE FIVE CENTS. to them and the public I now most emphatically and unqualifiedly characterize such insinuations as maliciously false. I will state that, having been asked by some of the firemen In ray district as to the meaning of. the circular in question; I explained that their action was to bo entirely voluntary. Bat I did advise the Mayor against his proposed redaction. I told him that the great commercial interests In the city would hot suffer the crippling of the Fire Department by any such step, and that the pres ent high standard of the Department was dear to the hearts of cTcry class of our citizens; that the salaries of the brave men who risk their Jives to save the property and homes of our citizens at all hours of the day and night should not be reduced; that their present salaries of per month in scrip, ou which they have to sacrifice a discount ol 7 per cent, besides having to purchase uniforms, costing at least 540 each, were too low, and, if anything, should be increased. Xalso pointed out to him a num ber of items In the Apnropriation bill wherein ha could make redactions,lf he were sincere la Ms motives of economy. I named the office of the City Collector, which is but the fifth wheel to the Comptrollers office, In which the work could be done, which has an appropriation l^e Department with its $4 1, 000 tax-levy and 514,000 cash, on which a saving of nearly 530,000 could be made by the police being required to perform a portion of the duties; the Department of Public Works, with its corps of sidewalks audother inspectors, whose duties might be performed by the police! and the sum of 550,000 saved; also, the Mayor’s and other offices in which a large sum might be saved by proper reductions. I now Insist that, instead of crippling the Fire Department by s method of false economy redactions shall bn made if necessary in the useless and morn ornamental branches of the City Government. The Mayor has bad considerable to sav in regard to the laws recently passed limiting the Issue of scrip to 75 per cent of the tax levyi It is argued ou almost all sides that the law in question does not interfere with the running of the different departments, as heretofore conducted. There was no necessity for the Mayor to exact the re duction in the important active departments of the City Government, for the law simply limits the issue of scrip to 75 per cent, but docs not require the expenses to be. reduced to 75 per cent of the levy, for there are a large number of items in the Appropriation bill for which‘it will be utterly unnecessary to issue any scrip. For instance. Judgment account §121,323 Interest on bonded debt 675.323 Lighting street-lamps 325.000 Sswers 200,000 City-Hall 100,000 Collection and copying delinquent taxes.. 60.000 Dredging in harbor 60,000 Street improvements, city’s portion Public works I- sincerely trust that you will, regardless of political feeling, and for the best welfare and interest of the city, take such action in this case as shall be to your credit, by giving an uumts takablc verdict in favor of a faithful and effi cient public officer. Aid. Throop—This Is a very unpleasant ques tion, but I haven’t got very much excited on it. I haven’t consulted the Major or Benner, nor have I undertaken to influence any man in refer ence to the matter. I hope we will act consci entiously and wisely. The efficiency of the Fire Department was shown at the Palmer & Fuller planiug-mUI. The placing of the engines there prevented a tremendoos conflagration. 1 have tried to sustain the Fire Depart ment and all others necessary tor the security of the lives and property of citi zens. We made an appropriation that we thought sufficient to carry the Fire Depart ment through, and I don’t think there is any necessity for cutting down the firemen's salaries 5 per cent. We had $400,000 to begin with, out side of the tax levy—money saved bv the pru dent Administration of last rear. I hope this Administration will be as prudent. X hope wo will not disband any important organization. lam not so much a stickler for anv particular man. X haven't been intimate with Benner, but I looked upon him as one ot the safest men Chicago ever bad to protect her against -fire.- He hod done ffi s duty and . built qd an institution which we cannot afford 'to disorganize at the present time. • Wo ought to maintain the Fire Department intact. Aid. -McNally—No man admires Benner more than I do, or is pronder ot the efficiency of the Fire Department. . I believe that the firemen do not tret a cent more than they deserve, bnt that is not tbe question for the Couneil to determina to-night. The question is whether the .Mayor baa followed out the law. If be has, he should be sustained. The opinion of tbe Corporation Counsel sustains him in every act. The 5 per cent reduction was necessary. 'Upon that the Mayor acted. Benner, knowing • this, agreed with the Mayor.to tro to the engine-honse and explain the matter to the men. but be sent a pacer to the Mayor, stating he hadn’t done it,— that it wouldn’t be proper for him to do it. Not a man here will, say that It was not proper lor Marshal Bwenle to do it; nut a man ncre bnt will say bwenie is the ' best Fire-Marshal In , the citv. [Applause.] Not a property-owner bat believes his property will be as sate In Swenle’s hands as in Benner’s.' Not a man in the De partment but would jnst as soon follow Swenle Into a fire as Benner. I therefore see no reason lor this excitement. Members of the Connell should be very careful in setting an example tliat may, as his Honor has stated, react upon them at some future time. The people are looking to our action to-night, and,. if wo set ourselves in array against the head of the Government, they will condemn ns for it. Ido not believe in setting no any man for an idol. If Harrison, Benner, and Seavey were in Africa the citv would still be safe. [Applause and laughter.] 1 advise the Connell to look at the matter calmly. As long as we light the -Mayor there will be insubordination in the Department. If the Mayor has the power of removal, and gives a sufficient cause, every member that votes to reinstate Benner is a rebel. [Hisses.] The Chair directed the Sergeant-at-Arms to throw the crowd out; bat, as there ware about 50a men in the lobby, the Sergeant. threw no both hands and cried, -‘Hush! a dear casa of disobedience oi orders. Tbe Mayor, how ever, was not presiding. Aid. McNally continued: If the matter were left to the people they would say, “ Sustain the Mayor,” regardless of politics. 1 respect Ben ner, and believe him one of the ablest firemen in tne country, or in Uic world [applause]; bat, at the same time. I don’t believe in setting him □pin opposition to the Mayor. Aid. Waldo—l came to the meeting not to make a speech, bat to llstca to the Mayor’s ar gument. i have been met on the street-comers and everywhere by people who urged me to sus tain Marshal Benner, as the city could not afford to sacrilice so good a man. I assured them 1 would support him, unless the' Mayor’s argu ment was comprehensive, sound, and logical. I .lad to see auy good reason tor removal In bis Honor’s communication to the Council, and tor that reason, notwithstanding I may be a rebel, I take the responsibility of moving the previous question. Aid. Culierton —1 hope the gentleman will not Insist on that. X want to explain my posi tion, —not to make a speech. Aid. Lawler—And I have a communication ! want read. [The Turner Hall resolutions in dorsing Benner.] Aid. Waldo—l have no objection to the read ing of the communication, and will witndraw the motion for that puroose. Aid. Culierton—l object to the receipt of any communication. Aid. Waldo—Then I insist uDQa my motion. Aid. Cullertoa began to sneak, but was inter rupted by Ala. Bswleigh, wbo made tbe. point that the Question was not debatable. The Chair so bald. Tbe pterions question was not ordered,— yeas, 14; nays, SO, as follows: 5, OttO 500 17,400 ; 580.003 Yea*— Dixon, Smyth. Eiszner. MeNaraer, Throop/ Swift. Rawleigb, Everett, Knopf, Staaner, Lorenz. Waldo, Meier (Sixteenth), McCaffrey— -14. Ways—Ballard, Phelps, Clark, Mallory, Oma nis. Tamer, McAnler, Cnllerton, Altoater. Mc- Nally. Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, Peevey, Thomp son, Meyer (Fifteenth), Wetterer, Barrett,'Johns, McCormick—2o. Aid. Cnllerton—l presume there la not a member of the Council who feels more keenly the position In which be is placed than I do. My record in the Council while 1 have been a member of It will show that, at all tunes when the salaries of the Fite Department were reached, my vote was recorded in their favor.' I bars known Marshal Benner for a great many years personally. X know hU record as an oSIr ADD. THROOP, M’NADLY. ADD. TVADDO. CDXJTERTOK. 70,000 100.000